Bethiah Baylies

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Bethiah Baylies (Godfrey)

Death: 1796 (41-50) (Complications from childbirth after ninth child at age 47.)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Godfrey and Mercy Godfrey
Wife of Sgt. Thomas Baylies
Mother of Dr. Alfred Baylies; Nicholas Baylies and John Baylies
Sister of Knowles Godfrey; Mercy Bearse; Martha Hopkins; Richard Godfrey and Benjamin Godfrey, Jr.

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About Bethiah Baylies

We then hear the sad tale of Bethiah wife of Thomas Sergeant Baylies, dying in childbirth ( at 47!!!) leaving behind 1 daughter and 9 sons) it mentions the inscription on her grave stone. When I went to Dighton last week, the stone has a break and only the first line remains. This is something that I would like to have carved and returned to Walker- Blake. It is as follows:

"Step hither mortal, drop a tear.

Think on the dust that slumbers here.

And while with grief my grave you see,

Think on the glass that runs for thee."

added by Walter G. Ashworth, she was my 5th great Aunt

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Bethiah Baylies's Timeline

September 16, 1787
Dighton, MA, United States
MA, United States
May 19, 1796
Dighton, MA, United States
Age 46