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Visiting Franklin Pierce's Grave

Here I am in Concord, New Hampshire's Old North Cemetery....

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
WIFE OF
FRANKLIN PIERCE
BORN MAR. 12 1806
DIED DEC. 2 1862
FRANKLIN PIERCE
BORN NOV. 23, 1804
DIED OCT. 8, 1869

14TH PRESIDENT
OF THE
UNITED STATES
1853 --- 1857

PIERCE

THEIR CHILDREN
FRANK R. PIERCE
BORN AUG. 27, 1839
DIED NOV. 14, 1843
BENJAMIN PIERCE
BORN APR. 13, 1841
DIED JAN. 6, 1853

....More to Come....

...White 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...