Sept 7, 2013, Jane Kirkpatrick at Benjamin L. Stephens Gravestone

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Title

Sept 7, 2013, Jane Kirkpatrick at Benjamin L. Stephens Gravestone

Description

A photograph from September 7th, 2013 of Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the award-winning historical novel, A Light in the Wilderness, at the gravesite of Benjamin Stephen on September 7, 2013. Stephen is buried in the Stephens Graveyard along with Letitia Carson near South Myrtle Creek, a few miles west of her long-time Douglas County home. His gravestone is a tall marble pillar that reads, "Benjamin L. Stephens, Born Aug. 24, 1820." The rest of the pillar is cut off by the surrounding fencing. Benjamin Stephens had a Land Claim nearby and the cemetery is named for him and was on his property. He likely had a relation to Letitia and Jack, giving her a major tombstone and a prominent position in his graveyard. The bottom of the stone reads, "A Sleep in Jesus Blessed Sleep From Which none ever Wakes to Weep." He died on June 18th, 1896.

Creator

Bob Zybach

Source

Bob Zybach Personal Collection

Publisher

LCLP

Date

2013-09-07

Contributor

Bob Zybach

Rights

Copyright: Bob Zybach

Relation

From a series of photos taken by historian Bob Zybach on September 7th, 2013 at Elliff Cabin, where Letitia lived and worked after leaving David Carson's estate and in the Stephens Graveyard along South Myrtle Creek, a few miles west of her long-time Douglas County home.

Format

JPEG image

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Elliff DLC 2013 -12

Coverage

Stephens Graveyard, Myrtle Creek, Douglas County Oregon

Citation

Bob Zybach, “Sept 7, 2013, Jane Kirkpatrick at Benjamin L. Stephens Gravestone,” Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, accessed December 9, 2022, https://letitiacarson.omeka.net/items/show/135.

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