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David Humphreys

 
 
David Humphreys Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
1. David Humphreys Gravestone
west side
Inscription.
[ west side ]
David Humphreys
Doctor of Laws
Member Of
The Academy of Sciences
In Philadelphia
Massachusetts
and
Connecticut
A Member of the Bath
And West of England Society
And Fellow of the Royal Society
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Filled with love of
His native land and of liberty
He devoted his youth to the republic
With arms he protected it
With his counsels he aided it
With his writings he adorned it

[ north side ]
In Bella Gerendo,
Maximi ducis Washington administer et adjutor;
In exercitu patrio chiliarchus;
In republica connecticutensi,
Militum evocatorum imperator;
Ad aulam lusitan. et hispan. legatis.
Iberia reversus natale solum
Vellere vere aureo ditavit.
In historia et poesi scriptor enimius;
In artibus et scientiis excolendis,
Quae vel decori vel usui inserviunt,
Optimus ipse et patronus et exemplar.
Omnibus demum officiis expletis,
Cursuq; vitae feliciter peracto, fato cessit.
Die XXI Februar. Anno Domini MDCCCXVIII
Cum annos vixisset LXV.

[ east side ]
During the War he was an Aide to
Washington
And a Member of His Household
A Colonel in the Patriot Army
General
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By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
2. David Humphreys Gravestone
north side
of the Veteran Volunteers
Of Connecticut
An Ambassador at the Courts of
Spain and Portugal
He was the first to bring the
Merino sheep to America
A notable historian and poet
And patron of the arts and sciences
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With all duties finished
And life happily completed
He died on February twenty first
In the year of Our Lord 1818
After living sixty five years

[ south side ]
David Humphreys LLD.
Acad. Scient. Philad. Mass. et Connect.
Et in Anglia Aquae Solis, et Regiae, Societat.
Socius.
Patriae et libertatis amore accensus,
Juvenis vitam reipib. Integram consecravit.
Patriam armis tuebatur, consiliis auxit, literis exornavit.
Apud exteras gentes concordia stabilivit.

 
Location. 41° 18.784′ N, 72° 55.679′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jedidiah Morse (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Silliman
David Humphreys Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
3. David Humphreys Gravestone
east side
(a few steps from this marker); Col. Decius Wadsworth (a few steps from this marker); Amos Beebe Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel William Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Eli Whitney (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yehudi Ashmun (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Haven.
 
Also see . . .  General David Humphreys - The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
David Humphreys Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
4. David Humphreys Gravestone
south side
Medallion on Ground, North Side image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
5. Medallion on Ground, North Side
Society of the Cincinnati
1783
David Humphreys Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
6. David Humphreys Gravestone
David Humphreys Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
7. David Humphreys Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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