Because I get requests for epitaphs, here is Pierce's: Pierce's epitaph is very simple; no more than birth and death dates and the fact that he served as President. The monument to Franklin Pierce is in three sections. The main obelisk on a base, and a flanking wall on either side.
JANE M. APPLETON
BORN MAR. 12 1806
DIED DEC. 2 1862
BORN NOV. 23, 1804
DIED OCT. 8, 1869
FRANK R. PIERCE
BORN AUG. 27, 1839
DIED NOV. 14, 1843
BORN APR. 13, 1841
DIED JAN. 6, 1853
House Biography of President Pierce...
...The Life of Franklin Pierce, the campaign biography by Nathaniel Hawthorne...
...Jen Suprenant's Recommendation of the Pierce Manse...
...Hanover College's page on President Pierce...
...Search for Rare Books on President Pierce...