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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
6. Eliot .Gray, son of Wm. and Jean Gray ; d. Oct. 2. [27
by T. R.] 1735; a. 4.
7. Bertha Gray ; [probably a dr. of Wm. and Jean G.j d.
[The Grays were Scotch emigrants. Much hostility was shown to these emigrants by the inhabitants of this place, who were so bitter in their opposition, as even to demolish the meeting house which the Scots were erecting near the present residence of F. W. Paine, Esq. See Line. Hist. 47.]
8. Abraham Taylor ; d. * * 1738; a. 29.
9. Mary Wheeler, w. of Thomas W.; d. May 16 [18: by T.
R.] 1740; a. 40.
10. William Jenison. His epitaph reads as follows
" Here lies buried ye body of William Jenison, Esqr. He was born at Watertoun, April ye 17th 1676, who deed Sepim ye 19th, 1741, in ye 66th year of his age. He was one of ye Judges of ye Inferiour Court for yo county of Worcester."
[Judge Jenison also filled many other important offices
in the town of Worcester. The first Court [louse in this
place was built about the year 1732, on land given by him
for that purpose, and was placed very near the site of the
present Old Court House. See Line. Hist. 342.]
11. James Taylor; d. Feb. 24, 1742; a. 70.
[He lived near " Wigwam Hill," north-westerly from the floating bridge over Long Pond. See 11. Stebbins' map of Worcester, 1833.]
12. Jean Young, w. of Wm. Y.; d. Mar. 30, 1743; a. 27.
13. Isaac Taylor, s. of Othniel T. (No. 190) ; b. Nov. 17, 1745, d. Mar. 26, 1746.
[He is buried by the "right side " of his mother.]
14. Dinah Taylor, w. of Othniel T.; d. Mar. 29, 1746; a. 38. 15. Abigail Stearnes, dr. of Thomas and Mary S.; d. Ap. 11,
1746; a. 8.
16. Eunice Adams; d. July 27, 17[47? ] ; a. 32. 17. Mrs. Hannah Adams; d. * * *
[No date, age nor epitaph appears upon her grave-stone.]
A Note About These Pages
This is the total extent of what I currently have on cemetaries in Worcester.
I don't have a list of graves from any other cemetaries available.
I don't know how to find your long lost relatives online, etc.
Futher information on this subject can be probably be found at the Worcester Historical Society. I'm not a member, and don't know much about what they have, but I'm sure it's more than I have.
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