Photo Date: 22 Aug 2010
Transcription: In/memory of/MR. JONATHAN BRETT/of/Dorchester, Ms./He died Sept. 30, 1833, AEt. 37. His death was occasioned by the/upsetting of the stage, when/returning from a visit to his/relatives in Turner, Me./Life is a span, a fleeting hour,/How soon the vapour flies./Man is a tender transient flower,/That in the blooming dies./C. Thompson Jr./Engr./Hartford
Jonathan is not a member of my family but I found the description of his death sad and interesting. I have been searching newspapers to see if I can find more information about the stage coach accident.
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