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Prudence King
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 2, 1767

Prudence King, who died at age 25, was the wife of Joseph King. Her exceptionally wide sandstone stele is probably the work of noted carver David Jefferies. Mrs. King was evidently a beauty, so much so that her epitaph makes mention of the fact--an unusual concession in a still-Puritanical era. Women, especially matrons, were expected to be modest, and commenting on their physical appeal would have been considered sinful in some quarters. She evidently had a lovely singing voice as well. Her epitaph reads:
"Beauty & ... with Virtue Joind (sic)
Did grace the Body here confind (sic)
Weep not kind reader but Rejoice
That heaven's heard her tunefull voice..."

"Anonymous" GRAVESTONE PHOTO by Nikita Barlow
 
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Sep 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9406032
Prudence King
Added by: Jim Fisher
 
Prudence King
Added by: Jim Fisher
 
Prudence King
Added by: Jim Fisher
 
 
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