Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Neel Double Headstone

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inscription reads:
In Memory of Colo. Thomas Neel who departed this life June 20 1779 in the 40th year of his age.
In Memory of John Neel who departed this life May 19 1778 in the 16th year of his age.

The scepter'd prince the burthen'd slave
The humble and the haughty die
The poor the rich the base the brave
The dust without distinction lie.

(location: Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clover, York County, South Carolina)