Stirling Family Cemetery
Franklin, St Marys Parish, La

Transcribed and submitted by Jacob Simon on March 8, 2003


Name Birth Date Death Date Other Information
Stirling, William  August 1792 July 1842 Born at Bayou Sara , La. “Every living thing, ‘tis true, must perish; Our lives are but our marches to our graves”.  The next four graves are of his and Eppy Hall Stirling and  his grandson.
Sterling, Catherine  18 Nov. 1827 11 Mar 1828 “Suffer the little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven”.
Stirling, Louisa Baker  20 Feb. 1831 2 Sept 1842 “Early bright transient.  Chaste as morning dew.  She sparkled, was exhaled (?) and went to heaven.
Stirling, Lewis  18 Mar 1840 31 Jan 1858 He died of an epidemic fever while a student at the University of Virginia.  He was Buried here 10 Feb. 1858 by loving kindred.  His gravestone reads;  “Poor Lewis, kind, gentle, generous, unselfish:  Too early taken from those who loved him and who cherish so fondly the memory of his many virtues and flattering promise of manly usefulness.  It matters not how long we live, but how.  Cease ye mourning, cease to languish O’er the graves of those you love:  Pain and death and night and anguish enter not the world above”.
Stirling, Ann  21 June l838 22 Dec 1838 (approx. born and died in 1838) (stone broken, information incomplete)
Palfrey, Freddie, Jr.   1862 1867 Freddie Palfrey, Jr. is the grandson son of William Stirling and Eppy Hall Stirling.  He is the son of Frederick Conrad Palfrey and Mary Frances Stirling Palfrey.

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