Robertson, Duncan

Section 28.51

ID # 280780

 

To the Memory of

Duncan Robertson

A Native of Scotland and a Resident

Of the United State 43 Years

Who died at Nashville the 1st May

1833 in the 63rd Year of his Age.

 

The Citizens of Nashville have erected this

Monument.

His loss will be long and severely felt

and his place will not be soon or eas-

ily supplied. Always first and best

in ever work and philanthropy and bene-

ficence. To do good to his fellow men

entirely forgetful of himself seemed

to be the great object of his life.

In the dungeon of the forsaken pris-

oner, at the bedside of the wretched

and friendless, and in the abode of

poverty and distress, was he almost

constantly found.

In imitation of the example of

His Divine Master, he literally

went about doing good.

No personal sacrifice was too great

for him to make when the calls

of benevolence demanded it.

 

He was not only willing but active

and efficient in every work of charity

and disinterested beneficence. Such a

man is among the wonders of the age, a

blessing to any community, and his

memory should be embalmed in the

grateful recollections of his

contemporaries and preserved for the

gratitude and veneration of posterity.

 

Documentation

1908 Plat: D. Robertson Died 1833

                Section 28 NE Lot 57

Smith 1908 & Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005

  except neither source listed the Epitaph

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Nashville, TN 37215

 2006 - Nashville City Cemetery Association

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