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JOHN VANCE

Highland Cemetery
Mahaska County, Iowa
Uploaded 10/26/2004 by
bratlinda47 [Email]

John Vance, born January 14, 1789, died December 1, 1866 in Eddyville. John Vance is the son of Joseph and Nancy Bradley-Vance. The inscription on the stone reads as follow:

FAREWELL DEAR WIFE AND CHILDREN ALL FROM YOU A FATHER CHRIST DOTH CALL
MOURN NOT FOR ME TIS ALL IN VAIN
TO CALL ME TO YOUR SIDE AGAIN
MY COURSE IS RUN, MY DAYS ARE SPENT
GO HOME MY FRIENDS AND BE CONTENT
GO HOME DEAR FRIENDS AND DRY YOUR TEARS
I MUST LIE HERE TILL CHRIST APPEARS

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