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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
219. John Goddard ; d. June 26; a. 87.
" Blessed are the dead wh. die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labors, & their works do follow." (Ep.)
220. Sarah Tanner, w. of James T. (No. 200) ; d. Sept. 19;
221. Eunice Flagg, w. of Josiah F. ; d. Dec. 26; a. 28.
222. John Gates, s. of Simon and Sarah G ; d. May 20, 1786. " Not praises of man but of God Yealds comfort on a dying bed." (Ep.)
223. William Elder ; d. July 27; a. 79.
[lie was one of the " 52 Protesters," who in the year 1774 entered on our town records their Royalist declaration and protest against the then revolutionary proceedings in this place. The town afterwards voted, that the signers of that protest be deemed " unworthy of holding any town office or honor" until satisfaction made, and that their recorded protest he entirely obliterated. Satisfaction was accordingly made by most of the Protesters, and the record-as may be seen at the Clerk's office-was made completely illegible.]
224. Molley Brown, w. of John B. and dr. of Jonas Goulding;
d. Feb. 13, 1787; a. 20.
" Life is short but Death is sure,
Sin is the wound & Christ is the cure Of fallen man-Salvation sure." (Ep.)
225. Elizabeth Chamberlain, dr. of John and Mary C. ; d.
Mar. 19; a. 17 m. 3 w.
226. Sarah Trowbridge, w. of Wm. T.; d. July 1.5; a. 31;
[Epitaph similar to the one in No. 26.]
227. Mary Lovell, dr. Jona. and Mary L.; d. Sept. 8 ; a. 13. 228. Damaris Stevens, w. of Lieut. Cyprian S. ; d. Sept. 28 ;
229. Isaac Barnard, Esq.; d. Mar. 18, 1788; a. 86.
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea-saith the Spirit-that they may rest from their labors, and
their works do follow them.-Rev. xiv. 13." (Ep.)
230. Sibbel Moore, dr. John and Esther M. ; d. July 4; a. 22. 231. Rebekah Moore, w. of James Al.; d. July 19, a. 39.
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