Inscriptions from the Burying Ground in Braintree
Communicated by William S. Pattee, M.D.
New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Vol 11, pgs 297 - 306, Vol 12, pgs 39 - 41

[I've taken the liberty of capitalizing surnames and dividing the inscriptions into lines
as they may have been carved on the stone instead of leaving them in one long line
as in the original transcriptions. I hope this will make both searching and reading easier. jd]


Here Lyeth Buried ye Body of
Mrs Joanna QUINCY
ye wife of Mr. Edmund QUINCY,
aged 55 Years
Died 16th of May 1680


Sacred.
To the memory
of
Josiah QUINCY - Junr:
Late of Boston Barrister at law
Youngest son of Josiah QUINCEY late of this town, Esquire,
Brilliant talents, uncommon eloquence, & indefatigable application
Raised him to the highest eminence in his profession.
His early enlightened, inflexible attachment to
The cause of his country,
Is attested by monuments more durable than this
And transmitted to posterity
By well known productions of his Genius,
He was born the 23d Feb 1744.
And died the 26th April 1775.
His mortal remains are here deposited
With those of Abigail his Wife
Daughter of William PHILLIPS, Esquire,
Born 14 April, 1745.
Died 25th March, 1798.

Stranger,
In contemplating this monument as the frail tribute of filial gratitute & affection,
Glows thy bold breast with patroitic flame?
Let his example point the paths of fame;
Or seeks thy heart, adverse from public strife,
The milder graces of domestic life; Her kindred virtues let thy soul revere
And o'er the best of mothers drop a tear

[on the north side of the same monument:]

Josiah QUINCY, Junr
Born 23d of February, 1744
Died 26th of April, 1775
And
Abigail QUINCY
His Wife
Born 14th of April 1745.
Died 25th of March 1798.
To
There united and beloved
Memory
This Monument is erected
By
Their only surviving child.


Here lyeth Buried ye Body of
Capt Richard BRACKETT, Deacon,
aged 80 Years,
Deceased, March 5, 1690.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mr. James BRACKETT,
who Died ye 8 day of April 1718,
in ye 73 Year of his age.


[Buried in the BRACKETT family Tomb:]
Nathanial BRACKETT, who died 1713, aged 66 years.
Mr. James BRACKETT, his son who died 1781 aged 72, Years.
Mr. Ebenezer BRACKETT, son of said James BRACKETT, who died 1791 aged 43, Years.
Dr. Ebenezer BRACKETT, who died 1794, aged 21 Years.
Samuel E. BRACKETT, who died 1797 aged 19 Years.
Mrs. Betsey BRACKETT, Wife of Mr. Charles BRACKETT, who died 1802, aged 25, Years.
[This tomb Repaired by Mr. Lemuel BRACKETT, 1844.]


In memory of
Miss Sarah BRACKETT,
third daughter of Mr. James & Mary BRACKETT.
Her death was from fever
Died Oct 31. 1783. 18 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Mary BRACKETT,
and daughter of Mr. John SPEAR,
Consort of Mr. James BRACKETT.
She died Consumptive, July 10, 1786,
in the 48 Year of her age.
The mother of 10, Children


Mrs. Polly ODIORNE
Wife of Mr. George ODIORNE, of Boston,
and eldest Daughter of Mr. James, and Mary BRACKETT,
died July 15, 1789
in the 37th Year of her age.


Here lyes Buried the Body of
Mr Stephen PAIN,
aged 38 Years
Deceased ye 24th: of May, 1690.


Here lyes the Body of
Mary Wife of Deacon Moses PAIN
aged 78, who died July 63 4, 1743.


Here lyes the Body of
Deacon Moses, PAIN,
Who died Jun the 22, 1746
87 Year of his age.


Here lyes ye Body of
Deborah ye Daughter of Edmund and Sarah SHEFFIELD,
aged 23 Years
Died January ye, 18th : 1690


Stephen CLEVERLY
aged 19 Years
died march ye 10th : 1692


Here lyes the Body of
Sarah ye wife of Mr. John CLEVERLY
aged 54 Years
Deceased October ye 25: 1694


Here lyes Buried ye Body of
Lieut John CLEVERLY
aged 68 Years,
Departed his live May the, 5, 1763.


In memory of
Mrs. Sarah CLEVERLY
who died April, 27, 1786,
in the 50 Year of her age.


In memory of
Mr. Stephen CLEVERLY
Deceased June 16th; 1806,
Aged, 75, Years.


John BASS aged 12 Days
Died ye 32 of Env. [?] 1702.


Here lyes Buried ye body of
William, BASS, the Son of Mr. Samuel BASS,
who died October the 15th, 1756,
aged 3, Years.


Here lyes the Body of
Elizabeth HOBART, Wife to Mr Caleb HOBART,
Aged 71 Years,
died August ye 9, 1794


Here lyes the Body of
Mr. Caleb HOBART,
aged about 89, Years,
Died September ye 24, 1711


Here lyes Buried the Body of
Joshua HOBART,
Aged about 74 Years,
Died December ye 28, 1713


Here lyes the Body of
Sarah, Daughter to Mr. Daniel & Mary WILLARD
aged about 15 months,
died August ye 31, 1704.


Stephen, son of Mr John and Mary MARSHALL,
aged 2 Years, Died September 2, 1708.


In memory of
Mrs. Lydia SAUNDERS.
Who died March the 9th 1711
at 12, O'Clock A.M. in a good old age.


Susanna Saunders,
youngest daughter of Mr. William, and Ann SAUNDERS
Who Died May 19th : 1816 aged 20 Years.


In memory of
Miss Elizabeth SAUNDERS,
Daughter of Mr. William and Mrs Ann, SAUNDERS
who died Nov. 27, 1822, aged, 28.
"Welcome sweet hour of full discharge,
That sets our longing souls at large,
Unbinds our chains, breaks up our cells
And gives us with our God to dwell."


Ann Wife of William Saunders,
and eldest daughter of Dr. Elisha SAVIL,
Who died April 2, 1826, aged 72 Years.
"No mortal woes,
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
While angels watch her soft repose."


Mr. William SAUNDERS,
He was a Native of this Town,
Died October 27, 1830, aged, 83, Years.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mrs Elinor FRENCH,
Wife of Mr John FRENCH
aged 85 Years Deceased, April, 23, 1711.


Here lies ye Body of
Mr. Samuel SPEAR,
Deceased December, 24, 1713
in the 55 Year of his age.
The memory of thy life is blessed.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mr. Nathaniel SPEAR,
who, Deceased December 3d 1732,
in ye 41 Year of his age.


In memory of
Mr John SPEAR
who died July 5, 1776,
in the 66, Year of his age.


In memory of
Mrs Hannah SPEAR,
Wife of Mr. William SPEAR,
who died April, 10 1780, 70 Years.
The present monument erected by her Grandson
Daniel SPEAR Nov. 1827.


In memory of
Mr William SPEAR
Who died July 13th 1782 74


In memory of
Mrs Judith SPEAR,
wife of Lieut Seth SPEAR
who died July 10, 1787,
aged 41 Years,
The mother of 13 children.
Here's one who lived in peace on earth,
And here's her sleeping dust,
The soul we trust in Heaven is
And reigns amoung the Just.


Erected to the memory of
Elizabeth SPEAR
Daughter of Mr Seth and Judith SPEAR,
Died August 25th 1795 aged 14 Years.
Boast not thyself of tomorrow,
for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.


In memory of
Stephen SPEAR
who died April 20, 1802, 60 Years.


In memory of
Elinor SPEAR,
who died may 14, A.D. 1802, 66 Years.


Here lies the Body of
Jason SPEAR,
Obt. on Georges Island of the Quinzy,
the 23d of June, 1802, 6, Years 1, month.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mr. William NIGHTENGALE,
Aged about 77 Years, died May, ye 10, 1714


Here lyes ye Body of
Joseph ye son of Mr Joseph and Hannah NIGHTENGALE,
aged 2 Years, and 6 months,
died July 29th 1715.


Here lyes ye Body of
Hannah the wife of Mr Joseph NIGHTENGALE,
Died Oct. ye 11, 1718,
in ye 27 Year of her age.


Her lyes ye Body of
Joseph NIGHTENGALE
who Deceased Jun 17th 1725-6
in ye 49 Year of his age.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mr Ebenezer HAYDEN,
aged 73, Years, Died Feb ye 13, 1717.


Here lies ye Body of
Mr John RUGGLES
Deceased janry ye 25th 1718
in ye 56 Year of his age.


Here lies the Body of
Mrs Mary RUGGLES
Widow of Mr John RUGGLES
who died Aug 8th 1741
in ye 72, Year of her age.


Here lyes Buried ye Body of
Mrs Mary RUGGLES,
the wife of Mr Josiah RUGGLES,
who was the Daughter of Mr John CLOUGH of Boston,
aged 21, Years, who died June 28th Anno Dom 1744.


Here lies Buried the Body of
Mr Josiah RUGGLES,
who died June 5th 1761,
aged 48, Years.
In the cold mansion of the silent Tomb
How still the Solitude! How deep the Gloom,
Here sleeps the Dust, unconcious close confined,
But far, far, Distant dwells the mortal mind.


Here lies Buried the Body of
Mr John RUGGLES,
who died the 15th July, 1779.


In memory of
Mrs Sarah RUGGLES,
widow of Mr John RUGGLES,
who died Janry 22, 1780,
in the 83 Year of her age.


Here lyes ye Body of
Lieut John BAXTER,
aged 80 Years,
Died April ye 20 1719


In Memory of
Mrs Mehitable BAXTER,
wife of Mr. John BAXTER,
who Died March 8, 1762,
aged 57 Years.


Here lies Buried the Body of
Mr Gregory BAXTER,
who departed this life January the 9 1763,
aged 58 Years.


In memory of
Mr Daniel BAXTER,
who Departed this life September the 9 1774,
aged 44 Years.
An honest man is the noblest work of God.


In memory of
Mr Samuel BAXTER,
who died August 30, 1777,
aged 80 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Anna, BAXTER,
wife of Capt Joseph BAXTER,
and Daughter of Mr. John ADAMS of Milton,
who died 1784, Sept 5
aged 40 Years.


In memory of
Miss Sarah BAXTER,
who died April 27, 1792
in ye 22 Year of her age.
The daughter of John and Mrs Susannah BAXTER.


In memory of
Mrs Lydia BAXTER,
Relic of Mr. Samuel BAXTER
She died May 25, 1794, 63.


In memory of
Mrs Mary BAXTER,
widow of Mr Gregory BAXTER,
who died Aug 11, 1789,
in the 88 Year of her age.


In memory of
Wilson, Son to Mr Gregory, and Mrs Mary BAXTER,
who died Janry 13, 1762,
aged 1 Year 7 months.


In memory of
Mrs Rhoda BAXTER,
wife of Mr Edward BAXTER,
who died Feb. 27th : 1796
in the 40 Year of her age.


In memory of
Barnabas Baxter
Son to Mr Samuel BAXTER,
who died May 22, 1791
aged 14 Years.


In memory of
Capt Seth BAXTER,
who died August 8th 1805,
in 74 Year of his age.


In memory of
Mrs Jerusha BAXTER,
wife of Capt Joseph BAXTER,
who died Sept 20, 1817, aged 72


In memory of
Capt Joseph BAXTER,
who died May the 7 1820, 89 Years.


In memory of
Mr Edward BAXTER,
who died October 25, 1823
in the 68 Year of his age.
Though many years in health be spent
'Tis a short time God has lent
And often has this truth been found
Death in a moment cuts us down.


In memory of
Capt Joseph BAXTER,
who died May 7th 1829 89 Years.


Here Lyes Buried ye Body of
Hannah Savill
ye widow of Mr Samuel Savill,
aged 74 Years,
Died November 15th 1726.


Here lyes
Job SAVILL
son to Dean Samuel SAVIL,
& Mrs Patience, his wife,
he Died March 20th 1729-30
in the 8th Year of his age.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mrs Abigail SAVILL,
wife to Mr Samuel SAVILL,
She died September 21 1758
in ye 34 Year of her age.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mr Samuel SAVILL Junr.
he Died April ye 30, A.D. 1768,
in ye 44 Year of his age.
Amoung the sick I spent my time,
My Flower of life but in my prime,
A little after it was noon,
My Sun it set so very soon,
I had not time to take of you,
My dear Sick friends my last adieu.


Erected in the memory of
Mrs Ann THAYER
widow of Ensign Thomas THAYER,
and formerly wife of Doctor Elisha SAVILL
who died July 11th 1794
aged, 63 Years.


Here lyes Buried ye body of
Benjamin WEBB
who Departed this life march 2d 1730
aged 7 Years.


Here lyes Buried ye Body of
Doctor Nathan WEBB,
who Departed this life February ye 26th 1752
aged 25, Years.


In memory of
Mrs Bathsheba WEBB,
Consort of Deacon Jonathan WEBB,
who died Nov. 22, 1776
the 80th Year of her age.


In memory of
Deacon Jonathan WEBB
who Departed this life, Sept. 16th 1789
in the 92nd Year of his age.


In memory of
Elizabeth WEBB
widow of the late Deacon Jonathan WEBB,
Decd Obt. Marsh 1 1793,
82, Years.


In memory of
Abigail WEBB
widow of Peter BICKNELL
who Died September 29th 1806
25 Years.


Miss Nancy WEBB
died May 17th : 1821 43 Years,
and Daughter of Jon & Nancy WEBB.


Sacred to the memory of
Deacon Jonathan WEBB,
who died June 19th 1826
aged 74 Years.


In memory of
Nancy WEBB,
wife of Dea Jonathan WEBB,
who died Jan 14th 1835,
, 84 Years.


In memory of
Miss, Lucy WEBB,
Daughter of Deacon Jonathan and Mrs Nancy WEBB,
who Died Jan 26 1840, , 40.


Sacred to the memory of
Miss Eunice B. WEBB,
Daughter of Deacon Jonathan WEBB and Mrs Nancy WEBB,
who died July 1 1843 53 Years
Thou art gone to the grave but we will not deplore thee,
Though sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb,
Thy Saviour has passed through its portals before thee,
And the lamp of his love is they guide through the gloom.


Here lies ye body of
Mrs Anna WHITE,
wife of Mr Samuel WHITE,
Aged 68 Years,
Deceased Feb 13th 1737-8.


In memory of
Mr. Joseph PARMENTER,
who died Feb 20 1737
in the 82 Year of his age.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mrs Mehitable FISHER
wife of Mr Josiah FISHER.
She, died May 18th 1741
in the 78 Year of her age.


Jonathan, Son of Mr. Josiah, and Mrs Charity CAPEN,
he died Oct ye 3, 1750
in the 8 Year of his age.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mrs Abigail BEALE,
wife of Capt. Benjamin BEALE,
who departed this life May, the 6th 1758,
aged 30 Years.


In memory of
Jonathan, son to Mr Jonathan and Mrs Mariah, BEALE,
he died Jan. 21, 1793,
in ye 3 Year of his age.


In memory of
Mrs Theodiea Chorley
wife of Capt. John W. CHORLEY
and Daughter of Mr. Joseph BEALE, and Mrs Lilly his wife,
who Died July 19th 1794
aged 19, Years.
How love, how valued once, avails thee not,
To whome related, or by whome begot,
A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
"Tis all thou art, and all the prou'd shall be.


In memory of
Mrs Ann BEALE,
wife of Capt. Benjamin BEALE,
who died Jan. ye 16th 1792,
in ye 74 Year of her age.


In memory of
Elisha BEALE,
Son of mr Joseph BEALE, & Lilye his wife,
who died September 24th
aged 1 Year, 6 months, 21 days.


In memory of
Capt Benjamin BEALE,
who died April 3d 1793,
in the 91 Year of his age.
Old age with all her dismal train.
Invades our golden years,
With signs and groans and raging pain,
and death which never Spares.


Mr Joseph BEALE
departed this life July 23, 1797
tat 54.
Mercy Good Lord, Mercy I crave,
This is the total sum,
For mercy Lord is all my suit
Lord let thy mercy come.


Sacred to the memory of
Mrs Lilly BEALE,
widow of Mr Joseph BEALE,
who died Feb 10 1836
t 84 Years.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mrs Bethia ADAMS,
wife of Mr Peter ADAMS,
& Daughter of Deacon Samuel SAUEL,
She died Oct. 23d 1753, aged 33.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mrs Hanna BELCHER,
wife of Lieru Nathaniel BELCHER,
who departed this Feb 3, 1754.


Here lies Buried ye Body of
Mrs Sarah BELCHER,
ye wife of Lieu Natha BELCHER,
She died June 24th 1761, & in ye 61 Year of her age.


In memory of
Mr Elijah BELCHER
who departed this life June 1 1800, tat 70 Years.


Here lyes ye Body of
Mary BELCHER,
Daughter of Mr John GLOVER, of Dorchester,
who departed this life November, 2, 1754


Here lyes buried the Body of
Mrs Elizabeth GLOVER,
wife of Capt. Elisha GLOVER,
the Daughter of Thomas GLOVER of Dorchester,
who died the 12 day of May 1757,
aged 18 Years and 8 months.


Here lyes buried ye Body of
Mr Thomas GLOVER of Dorchester,
who departed this life
June, ye 16th A.D. 1758,
aged 67 Years.
My God, my all, Sufficient Good
My portion and my choice,
In thee my vast desires are fill'd
And all my powers rejoice.


Here lyes ye body of
Mr John GLOVER,
who died July 6th 1768
aged 81 Years.
In the cold mansions of the slient tomb,
How still the Solitude, How deep the Gloom,
Here sleeps the dust unconcious close confined,
But far, far, distant dwells the immortal mind.


In memory of
Mrs Mary GLOVER,
wife of Mr John GLOVER
who died Decr 19th 1775 t 71.
Completely shone through every sene of life
A, tender parent, and a virtuos wife
Though her loved form lies mouldering in the Tomb
In happier climes her kindred virtues bloom.


In memory of
Mrs Sarah GLOVER,
wife of Mr Ebenezer GLOVER,
and Daughter of Dean Benjamin and Mrs Ester WADSWORTH of Milton,
who died Jan ye 8th 1783
in 35 Year of her age.
Stop her my Friend, and cast an Eye,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.


In memory of
Mr Ezra GLOVER
who died January 1st 1792,
aged 66 years.
My flesh shall slumber in the ground,
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my Savours image rise.


In memory of
Mrs Elizabeth GLOVER,
widow of Mr Thomas GLOVER,
who died Jan 10th 1796,
aged 92 Years.


In memory of
Mr. William GLOVER,
who died March 7th 1797
in the 66 Year of his age.
Remember me as you pass on,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Therefore prepare to die.


In memory of
Sarah GLOVER
Daugher of Mr Nathaniel & Mrs Ester GLOVER,
who died May 28th 1808
aged 11 Years.
Crop'd a bud from yonder tree,
She is gone to rest from trouble free.


In memory of
Polly Glover, Daughter of Mr William & Mrs Mary GLOVER,
who died the 12th of December 1800
in the 16th Year of her age.
'Tis God who lifts our comforts high,
Or sinks them in the grave,
He give, and blessed be his Name,
He takes, but what he gives.


In memory of
Mr Josiah GLOVER
who died December 14th 1803
aged 77 Years.
Great God I own the sentence just,
And nature must Decay,
I yield my Body to the dust,
To dwell with fellow clay.


In memory of
Mr Ebenezer GLOVER,
who died Dec 25th 1807,
aged 71 Years.
Our life is ever on the wing,
And death is ever nigh,
The moment when our life begins,
We all begin to die.


In memory of
Mrs GLOVER,
widow of Mr William GLOVER,
died November the 11th 1813
t 63 Years.
And must this body die,
This mortal frame decay,
And must thise active limbs of mine,
Lie mouldering in the clay.


In memory of
Eliza, Daughter of Mr Josiah & Mrs Sophia J. GLOVER,
who died march 23d 1814, aged 11 months.


In memory of
Mr Benjamin GLOVER,
who died march 21 [1815?]
aged 40 Years.
Friends, nor physician could not save,
My mortal Body from the grave,
Nor can the crave confine me here,
When Christ shall call me to appear.


In memory of
Mary D. GLOVER
Daughter of Mr Elisha and Mrs Mary GLOVER,
who died December 17th 1819,
t, 4 Years


In memory of
Mrs Mary GLOVER
wife of Josiah GLOVER
who died 1820, aged, 82, Years.
Our life is ever on the wing,
And death is ever nigh,
The moment our life begins,
We all begin to die.


In memory of
Mrs Mary GLOVER
Relicte of Mr Ebenezer GLOVER,
who died June 7th 1833,
t 82 Years.


Here lyes ye body of
Mrs Lydia BRACKETT,
the wife of Capt. Richard BRACKETT,
who died April 6th 1754
aged 43 years.


In memory of
Capt Moses BRACKETT,
who died July, 24th 1793,
aged 76


In memory of
Mrs Mary BRACKETT,
widow of Capt. Moses BRACKETT,
who died oct. 24th 1805,
t 76,
Formerly wife of Mr Martin RICKER.


In memory of
Rachel BRACKETT,
wife of Capt. Joseph BRACKETT,
who died Aug. 5, 1818,
aged 72 Years.


In memory of
Capt. Joseph BRACKETT,
who died Nov. 18, 1821,
aged 79 Years.


Sacred to the memory of
Mr Moses BRACKET,
who died April 21 1826,
t 74.


Sacred to the memory of
Capt. Peter BRACKETT,
who died Jan 3, 1827,
aged 72 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Theodora CLARK
Born 1763, Feb 1
Died Aug 9, 1835.
Spirit of the loved one blest,
In thy peacefull slumbers rest,
Till the great decisive day,
God call to life thy sleeping clay.


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In memory of
Edmund CLARK,
son of Capt. James CLARK and Mary his wife,
who died July 13 1777,
aged 5 Years.


In memory of
Capt James CLARK,
who died Nov. 3 1799
aged 71 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Mary CLARK,
wife of Capt. James CLARK,
who died March 1, 1822,
aged 89.
When such pure spirits yield to death,
No fears the Christian mind Controul,
'Tis but resigning mortal breath,
To reign immortal in the soul.


In memory of
Henry H. CLARK,
who died July 12, 1827,
t 29.


Here lies buried ye Body of
Mrs Sarah HALL,
wife of Lef. John HALL,
who died Feb. the 23 1766,
aged 60 Years.


In memory of
Lieut John HALL,
who died Sept 27 1780
in ye 83 year of his age.


Here lies buried
Mrs Sarah VESEY,
the wife of Mr William VESEY,
she died December, 15th 1770,
aged 58 Years.


Here lies buried the Body of
Mr William VESEY,
Who died the 23d of May, 1787
t 79.


Erected in memory of
Mis Sarah VESEY,
who died July 29th 1802,
aged 67 Years.


Erected in memory of
Mr. William VESEY,
who died Apr 7, 1802,
aged 63 Years.


Here lies interred the Body of
Mrs Deborah FIELD,
Consort of Mr Benjamin FIELD,
who died Feb. 4, 1772,
in the 24 Year of her age.


In memory of
Mrs Mehitable FIELD,
wife of Mr Joseph FIELD,
who died June 23 1790,
in ye 42 Year of her age.


In memory of
Polly BROWN,
Daughter to Captain Samuel and Mrs Susanna BROWN,
She died May 15th 1791
aged 9 months.


In memory of
Mr Samuel BROWN, Junr
who died September 29, 1798,
t 28.
Stop my Friend Come think on me,
I once was in the world like thee,
But now lie slumbering in the dust,
In hopes to rise amoung the Just.


In memory of
Mr Solomon THAYER,
who Died August 8th 1794,
aged 36 Years.


In memory of
Susannah, Daughter of Mr Wilson and Susanna MARSH,
who died April, 6th 1797
aged 4 Years.


In memory of
Mr Wilson MARSH, who died May 20th 1798,
Aged 88 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Abigail MARSH,
wife of Mr Wislon MARSH,
who died April, 19th 1799,
aged 83 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Miriam MARSH,
wife of Mr Jonathan MARSH,
and daughter of Mr Moses, and Mrs Phebe REED, of Abington,
who died May 24 1804,
aged 47 Years.
Lean not on eath 't will pierce thee to the heart
A broken reed at best, and oft a Spear,
On whose Sharp point peace bleeds, and hope expires.


In memory of
Mr Ambrose MARSH,
who died June 25th 1814
aged 24 Years.


Ambrose, son of Mr Jonathan, and Mrs Sophia MARSH,
who died December, 15th 1814
aged 6 weeks.


In memory of
Mrs Susannah MARSH,
wife of Mr Wilson MARSH, who died June 1, 1815, t 59 Years.


In memory of
Mr Jonathan MARSH,
who died Nov. 6, 1822,
aged 70 Years


Sacred to the memory of
Mrs Sophia MARSH,
wife of Mr Jonathan MARSH,
and daughter of Mr Seth and Mrs Abigail SPEAR,
who died August 29 1827, t 37 Years.


Erected to the memory of
Miss Anna MARSH,
Daughter of Mr Wilson and Mrs Susanna MARSH,
who died July 29 1831
t 47.
Can the world on joyous thought bestow
To friendship weeping at the Couch of Woe?
No : but a brighter soothes their last adieu.
Soul of impassioned mould, she speaks to you!
Weep not she says, at nature's transient pain,
Congenial spirits part to meet again.


Sacred to the memory of
Mrs Patience MARSH,
wife of Mr Jonathan MARSH,
formerly wife of Mr Whitman BAILEY,
and Daughter of Mr Henry and Mrs Elizabeth CRANE, who died August 13th 1841,
t 51 Years.


Sacred to the memory of
Mrs Emily MARSH,
wife of Mr Charles MARSH,
and Daughter of Mr William and Mrs Lucy PACKARD,
who died Nov. 11 1845,
t 25, Years.


In Memory
of
Elisha MARSH
son of Wilson and
Susanna MARSH
Who Died
April 17th 1847
Aged 65
A kind husband
A firm friend
A valuable Citizen
Erected
By his wife
As a testimonial
of his virtues
And her affectionate
Rememberance.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was :
and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.


Susannah Savill MARSH
Daughter of Wilson, and Susanna Marsh
who died March 28th 1855
in the sixty first year of her age.


In memory of
Mrs Deborah BENT,
wife of Mr Eben BENT,
who died August 17th 1798
85 Years


In memory of
Susanna CURTIS,
Daughter of Mr Noah and Mrs Abigail CURTIS
who died July 4th 1803
aged 1, Year 6, months.


In memory of
Benjamin CURTIS
son of Mr Noah and Mrs Abigail CURTIS,
who died July 17th 1803,
t 4 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Abigail CURTIS
wife of Mr Noah CURTIS
who died Feb 7th 1804,
t 29 Years.


Benjamin CURTIS
son of Mr Noah and Mrs ___ CURTIS
who died Sept 17th 1808
aged 14 months.


In memory of
Mr Adam CURTIS
who died Feb 25 1809
80 Year.


In memory of
Mr Samuel CURTIS,
who died Jan 28th 1811,
t 83 Years.


In memory of
Ann CURTIS,
Daughter of Mr. Noah and Mrs Ann CURTIS,
who died September 20th 1814
t 9 months.


Sacred to the memory of
Mrs Elizabeth CURTIS,
wife of Mr Samuel CURTIS
who died April 6th 1825
t 90 Years.


In memory of
Mrs Nelly
Wife of Mr
Jabez WILSON
Died Oct. 11th
1804
Aged 28 Years

Also
Their
Daughter
Isabella
Died Oct. 5th
1804.
Aged 6 months

Also
Their
Daughter
Thirsey
Died Oct. 6th
1804
aged 2 Years.

Here lies a Mother and two Babes,
Who God has Shortly Called to their graves,
In Heaven we hope they are blest,
There to remain in eternal rest.


Sacred to the memory of
Master Ichabod JOHNSON,
celebrated Teacher of musick,
who died Aug 5th 1807,
aged 42 Years.
And let this feeble body fail,
And let it faint and die,
My soul shall quit this mournful vale,
And soar to worlds on high.
Shall join the disembodied saints,
And find its long sought rest,
That only bliss for which it pants,
In the redeemers breast.



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