John Wallace's tombstone reads:
Here are Deposited
the Remains of
Captain John Wallace
Governor of Shell Castle
who departed this life
July 22, 1810
Age 52, 6 months.
Shell Castle mourn! your pride is in the dust
Your boast, your glory's in the dreary grave.
Your sun is set ne'er to illume again
The sweet asylum form th' Atlantic wave.
Yes, here beneath this monumental stone
This awful gloom amid the silent dead
Thy founder lies whose sainted soul we laid
To heaven's high mansion has its journey sped.
Mourn charity, benevolence bewail
Kind hospitality his lot deplore
And own with one unanimous acclaim
Misfortune's sons will view his like no more.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.