James and Persis Taylor Memorial stained glass window
Stained glass window
Dedicated to Deacon James Taylor and hist wife, Persis Taylor, this window was a gift of Mrs. Mary E. (Taylor) Fairbanks. James was the grandson of Matthew and Janet Taylor, early settlers of Londonderry (in a section that eventually was called Derry). James and Persis lived on a farm on what is now Island Pond Road in Derry, NH. James died in 1864. The window design includes a stunning use of positive and negative space. It also features a cross and crown (usually understood to be a religious symbol acknowledging that trials within this life are followed by a reward in heaven.
First Parish Congregational Church, Derry, NH