Died: April 13, 1830
Elizabeth was the daughter of Hannah and Nathaniel Lefavor who died at the tender age of 16 years. Deeply-carved by Richard Adams (thanks, Ron Romano for the identification!), her headstone includes a pretty little urn with a heart in the center of its body. A border of diamonds running down both sides of the stone acts as a frame for the words used to describe Hannah's short life. A wavy line snuggles the flaming urn and draping willow into the timpanum. A flourish to the letter "I" sets off the playful letters of her inscription.
Hannah outlived her mother who could have died as a result of complications of childbirth. She gave birth to Nathaniel Jr. in October 1829 and died a few days later. Hannah was buried next to her.
Elizabeth's father was possibly a cordwainer (shoemaker) as he helped incorporate the Portland Charitable Cordwainer's Society in 1826. In 1835, Nathaniel was employed by the federal government, listed under the Portland Customs staff in 1835 with an income of $123. Born in Salem, MA, he served as a sergeant in the War of 1812. He lived to be 64 years old—dying 16 years after marrying his second wife, Roxalana.
Elizabeth's sister Martha, born 2 years after her, lived to be 76 years old and died in China, Maine. Nathaniel Jr. died in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 50 years.
In memory of
daughter of Nathaniel and
died April 13, 1830.
Aged 16 Years
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