Margaret Wescott

Margaret WESCOTT is my fourth great grand aunt; we are related through her parents, my fifth great grandparents.  Margaret is the youngest of thirteen children born to William and Margaret (HANEY) WESCOTT.  She was born 30 October 1814 in Penoscot, Maine.[1]  She died 22 September 1833 in Penobscot.  She is buried at the end of a field behind the home of Albert and Betty Gross, her tombstone says the following:  In Memory of Miss Margaret Wescott” Daughter of Mr. William & Mrs. Margaret Wescott who died Sept. 22, 1833, Age 18 yrs., 10 mos. “Kind angels watch this sleeping dust, Till Jesus comes to rise the just, Then may she wake with sweet surprise, And in her Savior image rise.”[2]

[1] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch ( : online 5 October 2013), Margaret Westcot [Wescott], 30 October 1814.

[2] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images ( : online 5 October 2013), Margaret Wescott, memorial 80730608.

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