Dabney Carr

Dabney Carr

Birth
Death 16 May 1773 (aged 29)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6883940 · View Source
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On the upper part of the stone:
Here Lie the Remains of
DABNEY CARR,
Son of John and Barbara Carr,
of Louisa County, VA.,
Born Ocbober 26, 1743,
Intermarried July 20, 1765,
with
Martha Jefferson,
Daughter of
Peter and Jane Randolph
Jefferson.
Died May 16, 1773,
at Charlottesville, VA.

LAMENTED SHADE!
Whom every gift of Heaven profusely blest,
A Temper winning mild, nor pity softer,
Nor was truth more bright, constant in doing
Well, he neither sought nor shunned applause.
No bashful merit signed near him neglected;
Sympathizing he wiped off the tear from sorrow's
Clouded eye, and with kindly hand taught
Her heart to smile.

To His Virtue, Good Sense, Learning and Friendship,
this stone is dedicated by
Thomas Jefferson,
who of all men loved him most.

Still shall thy grave with rising flowers be dressed And the green turf lie lightly on
thy breast; There shall the morn her earliest
tears bestow, There the first roses of the
year shall blow, White angels with their
silver wings o'ershade The ground now
sacred by thy reliques made.

Found in Thomas Jefferson's papers after his death:

INSCRIPTION ON MY FRIEND D. CARR'S TOMB

Lamented shade, whom every gift of heaven
Profusely blest; a temper winning mild;
Not pity softer; nor was truth more bright
Constant in doing well, he neither sought
Nor shunned applause. No bashful merit sighed
Near him neglected: sympathizing he
Wiped off the tear from Sorrow's clouded eye
With kindly hand, and taught her heart to smile


  • Maintained by: Goldeneagle
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 27 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6883940
  • Mark Albert Hurt, MD
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dabney Carr (26 Oct 1743–16 May 1773), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6883940, citing Monticello National Park Grounds, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Goldeneagle (contributor 47348900) .