Robinson's Cemetery

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Here lyeth the Body of THOMAS Son of JOHN and SARAH ROBINSON departed this Life Feb.y 7 11th 1786 Aged 14 Years

In Memory of George son of BENJAMIN & ELIZABETH ROBINSON who died July 17th, 1795 Aged 6 years & 4 Mo.

In memory of BENJ ROBIN-SON JR. who died Nov. 29, 1823, aged 19 years

In memory of PHILIP W. ROBINSON who died Aug. 12, 1830 aged 21 years

JOHN ROBINSON who died Sept. 28** Aged 17 years 11th Mo. & * Ds.

Ruhemah, Widow of JOHN ROBINSON Died Dec. 25, 1868. Aged 71 years, 5 Mo. & 129 days.

In Memory of SARAH Wife of JOHN ROBINSON and daughter of BENJAMIN and Mary Peckham who died Janry 1 1775 Aged 30 Years

ALICE R. HAZARD Daughter of Jonathan J. & Mary R. Hazard Born 12th Moth 1781 Died 1st Moth 183* Aged 4* years & 11 months

MARY R. HAZARD wife of Jonathan V. Hazard, daughter of Sylvester & Alice Robinson. Born 12th Moth 15th 1763, Died 3rd Moth 26th 1837. Aged 73 years & 3 months.

MARY R. HAZARD, Daughter of Jonathan N. & Mary Hazard Was born 7th month 3d. 1799 Died 4th month 6th 1855

In memory of BENJAMIN ROBINSON who died June 20, 1830 aged 69 years, 5 Mo. 15 Ds.

In memory of ELIZABETH, widow of Benjamin Robinson who died Aug. 25, 1855 Aged 86 years.

Notes: Asterisks indicate indecipherable characters.
Stone 5: This is by far the most difficult to read of all the inscriptions. Scarcely anything can be made of the eight-line poem following the biographical data.

Stone 6: The biographical inscription is followed by this poem:

Peaceful be thy silent slumber
Peaceful in the grave so low.
Thou no more wilt join our number.
Thou no more our songs shall know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is Fled.
Then to Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed.

This poem is from a hymn by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), a hymnist, journalist and Baptist minister, but also appeared in earlier psalmbooks and other books of praise. Smith is most noted for writing the hymn, America, (“My Country, ‘Tis of thee”), but he apparently
was unaware the melody was that of God Save the Queen.