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“a truly affectionate wife”

 
 
“a truly affectionate wife” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
1. “a truly affectionate wife” Marker
Inscription. Frances "Fanny" H. Peachy, like most women buried here, remains largely anonymous. The daughter of a local minister, Frances H. Andrews (1799-1822) married Baltimore saddlemaker Thomas G. Peachy on February 28, 1821. Less than a year later she was dead.

Fanny H. Peachy, Consort of Thomas G. Peachy, who was born November the 24th, 1799; and departed this transitory life February the 11th, 1822, in the 23rd year of her age. The amiable qualities of this interesting female were such as endeared her to all who knew her, she was a dutiful child and a truly affectionate wife. In her early life she bore the cross of Jesus, and by that life she left ample reason to believe that she has ascended to the bright realms of bliss.

Note: Consort, meaning companion or intimate associate, is found on gravemarkers when a wife dies before her husband. A widow is often described as a relict.

[newspaper clipping]
DIED,
Between four and five o'clock yesterday morning, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with christian fortitude, Mrs. Fanny H. consort of Mr. Thomas G. Peachy, in the 24th year of her age.

American & Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore),
February 12, 1822
 
Location. 39° 
Marker and gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
2. Marker and gravestone
17.404′ N, 76° 37.409′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Fayette Street and North Greene Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 26 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An 18th-Century Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); Final Rest (a few steps from this marker); John McDonogh (a few steps from this marker); The McDonoghs of Baltimore (a few steps from this marker); Westminster Hall & Burying Ground: (a few steps from this marker); Westminster Church and Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); A La Memorie DEdgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); Poes Baltimore (a few steps from this marker); The Gilmors (a few steps from this marker); Among the Illustrious Men (a few steps from this marker); Infusing Style and Sophistication: (a few steps from this
The grave marker in question image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2008
3. The grave marker in question
marker); A Mothers Grief (a few steps from this marker); The Sleep of Young Innocents (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); A Swashbuckling Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker); Fame, Fortune and Financial Scandal (within shouting distance of this marker); Believe it or Not (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Atop the Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Dugan-Hollins Family Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); Monumental Lives (within shouting distance of this marker); James McHenry (within shouting distance of this marker); Among Family: Poes Original Burial Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Burial Place of Edgar Allan Poe (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard von Kapff (within shouting distance of this marker); Local Hero, National Leader (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,794 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 9, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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