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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
156. Robert Blair ; d. Oct. 14 ; a. 91. His epitaph is this " How great, how firm, how sacred all appears, How worthy an immortal round of years;
Yet all must drop as Autumn's ripest grain,
And Earth and Firmament be sought in vain."
[Abraham Blair, an ancestor of some of our present citi
zens, distinguished himself in the famous siege of London
derry, A. D. 1689. See Linc. Ilist.]
157. Rebekah Curtis, w. of Capt. John C. (No. 275.); d. Mar. 4, 1775; a 45.
158. Charles Blair, s. of Joseph and Mary B.; d. May 28; a. 24. " Time shall be slain, all nature destroy'd,
Nor leave an atom in mighty void." (Ep.)
159. Mary Jettison, w. of Capt. Israel J. (No. 203); d. June 19; a 57.
" Israel Jenison and Mary his wife, lived together 36 years, 8 months and 9 days in peace and love. When this you see,
remember me." (Epitaph.)
160. Dorothy Chapin, w. of Benj. C.; d. July 14; a. 20. 161. Abel Flagg; d. Sept. 18; a. 22.
'° All you that read the state of me,
think of the glass that runs for thee." (Ep.)
162. Jonathan Rice, s. of Jona. and Eunice R.; d. Oct. 28;
[During this year, there were 76 deaths in Worcester, mostly
from the Small Pox. See Line. Hist.]
163. Isaac Gleson ; d. Jan. 7, 1776; a. 57. " Reader,
Far from this world of toil and strife,
They're present with the Lord,
The labors of their mortal life
End in a large Reward." (Epitaph.)
164. Hannah Pratt, dr. of Richard and Elisabeth P.; d. Feb.
17; a. *
165. Cornelius Stowell, s. of Cornelius and Survilah ; b. Dec.
26, 1766; d. Ap. 24, 1776.
166. " Airs. Elisabeth Aluncreef, late of Boston ;" d. May 3,
167. Thomas Stearnes Stephens, s. of Capt. Simon and Mar
tha S. (No. 320) ; d. June 1 ; a. 7 y. 10. m.
168. Capt. James Goodwin; d. June 2; a 62.
[He was engaged in the campaign of 1757, and was "well
respected as an honest, worthy man." Mass. Spy of June
21, and Line. Hist.1
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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