Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
144. Major Daniel Heywood ; d. Ap. 12, 1773; a. 79. " He was an early settler in this town, and one of the first Deacons of the ch. in this place, in wh. office he cont'd to the day of his death. This monument is erected at the desire and expence of his grandson and heir, Daniel Heywood.-Psalm 90: 10." (His epitaph.)
145. Mary Stone, w. of Jonathan S.; d. Aug. 7 ; a. 47, " after a long Sickness, which She bore with Great Submission." (Epitaph.)
146. Betty Rice, dr. of Jonathan (No. 243) and Eunice R. ; d. Sep. 11 ; a. 2 y. 4 m.
147. " Samuel Kinsley, who died on his jurney from Deerfield
to his family at Bridgewater, Sept. 25, 177:3, aet. 57 yrs.Beloved at home, beloved abroad, Death sudden on the Road Usefull in life & * * * *
* * * * " (Inscription partly illegible.)
148. Charles Adams; d. Nov. 3, 1773; a. 86.
" As Living men my Tomb do view Remember [that] here's room for you." (Ep.)
149. John Wiley, s. of Joseph and Martha W.; d. Dec. 26; a. 15.
150. " Miss Priscilla Grout, died Dec. 26, 1773, aet. 27. This is erected by Jason Duncan, in memory of his True Love." (Ep.)
151. Lydia Holbrook, w. of Abel H.; d. [Jan. 27; T. R.] 1773; a. 37.
152. Samuel Stowell, s. of Cornelius S. (No. 292); d. Ap. 14, 1774 ; a. 24.
153. William Swan; died Ap. 18; a. 59.
[Ile was one of the Old South Church Singers in March, 1770, at the time the introduction of singing by the choir produced so great an excitement in that church as to cause the venerable Deacon Chamberlain (post No. 236) to absent himself from Divine Service, after his ineffectual and amusing resistance to this innovation. See an interesting account in Lincoln's History, p. 178.]
154. John Mahan ; d. July 31; a. 51. [Epitaph, same as in No 40.]
155. Sarah Mower, w. of Capt. Sam'l M. (No. 210); d. Oct. 10; a. 49.
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.
This is not an official page of the city of Worcester. The views contained within this site is not from any official or funded by the city in anyway.Other Features