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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
notice in Mass. Spy, July 22, 1784. An interesting account of his life-his published works-his installation and settlement as a minister in Worcester, and the different branches of his family, may be found in Lincoln's History, pp. 173-177.]
209. Capt. John Tanner, formerly of Newport, R. I ; d. Jan. 10, 1784; a. 44.
" How good, how valued once, avails thee not,
To whom related or by whom begot,
A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be." (Ep.) 210. Capt. Samuel Mower ; d. Jan. 24; a. 64.
" Return my friends,
Dry up your tears,
You will see me again
When Christ appears." (Ep.)
211. Coronet Daniel Hubbard ; d. Ap. 28; a. 20.
212. Mary Sterne, w. of Capt. Thomas S. (No. 140) ; d. July
19; a. 77. [See note in No. 140, ante, and Appendix.] 213. See ante pp. 19.
214. Hannah Mower, w. " of Mr. John, alis Lieut. John" M ; d. Sept. 24; a. 59.
" Farewell my friends,
and teas to mourn,
You will see me again
At Christ' return." (Ep.)
215. Loring Sprague, s. of Joseph and Mary S ; d. " by fall
from a horse," Oct. 9; a. 13.
216. Elizabeth Jenison, w. of Wm. J; d. Nov. 21; a. 21. " Mortals be dumb-what creatures dares
Dispute his awful Will ? Ask no account of his affairs,
But tremble and be still." (Ep.)
217. Elizabeth Prentice Chamberlain, dr. of John and Mary
C.; d. Feb. 4, [17 by T. R.] 1785; a 10 y. 3m.
218. Lieut. Samuel Brown ; d. May 25; a. 42. His epitaph is " Death steady to his purpose, from ye womb, Pursues us till we are drawn to the tomb ; O-reader-wisely lay this thought to heart And seek an interest in the better part, Then when you close in death yr mortal eyes Your soul may rise and reign above the skies."
[Lieut. Brown was formerly an innholder in Worcester.]
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