Theodosia Bowes Reed

Death 19 Mar 1753 (aged 32)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section A, Plot LXXXIV
Memorial ID 11323103 · View Source
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Her age (32) places her birth between Apr 1720 and Mar 1721.

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In memory of THEODOSIA the wife of Andrew Reed who departed this life the 19th of March 1753 Aged 32 years.

Life's maze I've trod; I've met th' appointed Day;
And here in Dust now sleeps my breathless clay.
The Blow how sudden; how severe the Dart;
How early levelled at my tender Heart.
But stop, kind reader; cease to view me here;
Know where I dwell, above the starry sphere.
Would you, secure, the threats of Death defy,
Like me religious live; like me serenely die. 

"Record of the Inscriptions in the Tablets and Gravestones in the Burial-Grounds of Christ Church, Philadelphia" Section A, LXXXIV, p. 65.


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  • Created by: DeLoss McKnight III
  • Added: 9 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11323103
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodosia Bowes Reed (22 Nov 1720–19 Mar 1753), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11323103, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by DeLoss McKnight III (contributor 46605619) .