Beware the Underworld
Bats are a rare sight on a gravestone. These creatures of the night symbolize the Underworld, somewhere you don’t want to go when you leave this world. From the gravestone of Mrs. Susanna Jayne, who left August 8, 1776, Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Massachusetts. There are two bats on her stone. The other is available here.
Carver: Henry Christian Geyer