It speaks of families who "bore one another's burdens", it speaks to the personal loss that so many experienced, but it also speaks of the hope that is provided through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, that we will all rise again, and that "little children are alive in Christ."
As you can see, many of the headstones are falling down and deteriorating. Although there are many headstones here, there are far more unmarked graves. There are many children buried here in the cemetery. Joseph Smith said, "To me, the place where a man is buried is sacred". I sure feel that way whenever I go out to the Old Nauvoo Cemetery.
I need to find out if this a relative of my fifth grade teacher and dear friend. But the amazing story of this man was that someone was offered a fifth of whiskey to shoot him, so they did. The reason they wanted him dead? He would not deny his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.