Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
232. Whipple Mowrey, s. of Augustus M.; d. Oct. 8 ; a. 8 mos. 1789.
233. Experience Maccarty, [Mary M.; by Mass. Spy,] "con
sort of Doct. Thaddeus M."; d. Jan. '24, 1789; a. 32.
[She died after a " long and painful illness, which she bore with a fortitude that dignifies human nature;" Mass. Spy, Jan. 29. See a notice of her husband's life and services, in Lincoln's History, 257.]
234. John Mahan ; d. Oct. * 1789; a. 32. 17 911.
235. Palmer Goulding, [youngest] s. of Capt. Palmer G. Jr.
and Rebecca G.; d. Feb. 19,1790; a. 15 y. 8 m.
" Job 1, 21st. The Lord gave, & the Lord hath taken away,
blessed be the name of the Lord." (Ep.)
236. Deacon Jacob Chamberlain; d. Mar. 17; a. 71 ;-and
the inscription is :
" Who fulfilled the office of a Deacon in the church of Christ in Worcester for about 28 years with satisfaction to the church and Honor to himself.
He was possessed of good natural abilitiesUseful in the Society of which he was a member Instructive and entertaining in conversation Compassionate to the afflicted
Given to hospitality-Sound in the faith, And now, we trust, has entered into his Eternal Rest."
[See note, ante No. 153, and Linc. Ilist. 179.]
237. " Timothy Bigelow, Esq , commander of the 15th Massachusetts Regt in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain;" b. Aug. 12, 1739; d. Ap. 4, 1790; a. 50.
" Here lie his remains."
[He was an active and eloquent patriot of the Revolution, a member of the Worcester Committee of Correspondence, of the famous " Whig Club," in which he was associated with Warren, Otis, and other eminent individuals, a delegate in the Provincial Congress, and filled many important offices with honor and ability. A good account of his life, character and services may be found in Linc. Hist. p. 277, and chapters 6 and 7.]
238. Sarah Bowles, dr. of Dea. Wm. and Sarah B.; d. June 3 ; a. 21.
" The sweet remembrance of the Just,
Shall flourish when they sleep in Dust." (Ep.)
239. Susanna Bowles, dr. of Wm. and Sarah B.; d. June 6;
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