to the memory
The REV EDWARD BLAKESLEE
who departed this life
on the 15 of July 1797
in the 31st year of his age
By this premature death his family
are deprived of a kind and affectionate
Husband Father and Brother
The Episcopal Church
of a zealous and faithful master
and the public
of a disinterested friend.
The memory of the just is blessed. Prov 10 7.
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. Psalm 6
Orcutt, Rev. Samuel, History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880,
(Springfield, Massachusetts, Press of Springfield Printing Company, 1880)