Rather than give you a full account of where he might fit into my own line, I'd like to share a look at what's written on his tombstone.
The poem that is written there reads:
Farewell dear friend, that smile, that harmless mirth
no more shall gladden our domestic hearth
that rising tear, with pain forbid to flow
better than words no more assuage our woe
that hand outstretched, from small but well earned store
yield succor to the destitute no more
yet art thou not all lost, thro' many an age
with sterling sense and humor shall thy page
with many an English bosom, pleased to see
that old and happier vein revived in thee,
this for our earth, and if with friends we share
our joys in heaven, we hope to meet thee there.
The photograph above is cropped and adjusted from the original photograph taken in May 2008 by Wikipedia contributor Northmetpit and made available under public domain at Wikimedia Commons (accessed 26 October 2010).