This is a photograph of the grave marker for Mrs. Mariam Stewart. Some sources suggest that this is the gravestone of Patience Hungerford (M1218a in the surnames database) but those sources are not documented and are clearly erroneous. Rather, the grave marker is that of Samuel Steward's second wife, Mary. See the notes in Samuel's profile which are repeated last below.
The inscription on the stone reads as follows:
Mrs. Mariam. Wife of
Mr. Samuel Stewart
died Feb. 14th 1792
in ye 40th Year
of her age.
Death is a debt
From nature due. [Unreadable from the photo] I have paid
[unreadable from the photo]
Reference the Stewart Clan Magazine, a copy of which has been placed in the Library. It reads, in pertinent part: Samuel Stewart was born about 1744. He married Patience Hungerford and lived in Tolland, Conn., according to Genealogy & Biography of Cook County (Illinois) Families. She died many years before her husband. He died in 1816, at the age of 82. He had nine children, of whom William was the second. Now, we presume that Samuel had a second wife – Mary. In the settlement of the estate of Samuel Stewart, late of Tolland, in 1817 the widow Mary was mentioned, as were the following children: Levi; captain, Hartford; William 1772; m. 1795, Validia Turner, at Mansfield, Conn. Amelia; m. --- Mott; Allan (Capt.) 1776; m. Apr. 18, 21797, Rebecca Gurley of Mansfield: d. Sep. 12, 1849; Warren; Lucia; m. Apr. 26, 1808, Joshua Cogswell; Anna; m. Zaccheus Waldo. A copy of the Album of Genealogy and Biography Cook County, Illinois With Portraits comprising the biography of General Hart Le Lac Stewart.