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Mrs. Susan Hall Legare

During my visits to Charleston with my friends Eve and Jon, every so often we'll go walking through the small cemeteries that are scattered throughout downtown. Once in a while, a headstone will get to me for some reason. Two and a half years ago, it was a marker for a wife from her "most afflicted Husband". This trip, it was this headstone:

Headstone

This Monument
is inscribed
to the memory of
MRS. SUSAN HALL LEGARE
by her afflicted husband
DR. THOMAS LEGARE.
In her was lost
a tender and devoted wife,
an affectionate mother,
a dutiful daughter,
a faithful sister and relative,
a firm friend, and above all
an unaffected Christian:
who performed
all the various duties of life justly,
leaving the consoling reflection
to her bereaved friends
that her Soul is now at rest
in the bosom of her God.
She died
on the 19th of August 1826
aged 27 years.

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