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Image captionDistant view of the Priestley burial lot in Northumberland Cemetery Taken Sept. 23, 1921
Associated name Priestley, Joseph , 1733 - 1804
Image Type Photograph
Image Date 1921
Size 8 x 14 cm.
Call number Smith P/P933.19D#2 S
Notes Photograph of the Priestley family plot in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, PA. The graves in the first row are, from right to left, those of Joseph Priestley's son Henry, Joseph Priestley himself, and his wife Mary. Inscription on Mary Priestley's tombstone: In Memory of Mary, the Wife of D.r J. Priestley, who died Sept.r 11 1796 in the 55.th Year of her age. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Inscription on Joseph Priestley's tombstone: To the memory of the Rev.d D.r Joseph Priestley who departed this life on the 6.th Feb.y 1804 Anno Etatis LXXI. Return unto thy rest O my soul for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. I will lay me down in peace & sleep till I awake in the morning of the resurrection. Inscription on Henry Priestley's tombstone: In Memory of Henry Priestley Son of Dr. J. Priestley who died Dec.r 11 1795 aged 18 Years. The dead shall be raised incorruptible. 1Cor. XV. 52.