This grave has been the topic of speculation for many years. In 1816 a young couple walked into Gadsby's Tavern. The patrons could see that the woman was sick, and all suspected that she had typhoid fever. The man requested the strict confidence of the doctor and townspeople. He told them who they were, but made everyone swear never to reveal their identities.
Not long after, the woman died in Room 8 of the tavern lodgings. None of the townspeople ever revealed their secret.
She was buried in the local cemetery, under a monument that looks like a table. It reads:
To the Memory of a FEMALE STRANGER whose mortal sufferings terminated on the 14th day of October 1816 Aged 23 years and 8 months. This stone is placed here by her disconsolate Husband in whose arms she sighed out her latest breath and who under God did his utmost even to soothe the cold dead ear of death. How loved how valued once avails thee not To whom related or by whom begot A heap of dust alone remains of thee Tis all thou art and all the proud shall be To him gave all the Prophets witness that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts.10th Chap.43rd verse