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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common
262. Dr. Thomas Nichols ; d. Dec. 9 ; a. 83.
[Same epitaph as in No. 211. He was formerly of Dan
vers, and came from Sutton to this place about A. D. 1765.
26:1. Henry Andrews, s. of Benj. and Sally A.; d. Mar. 10,
1795; a. 5 y. 9 in.
264. Polly Whitney, [eldest dr. of Moses Kingsbury, and] w.
of Amos W. ; d. Ap. 23; a. 33 [23, by T. R.] ; " also l:zra." 265. Susanna Curtis, dr. of David and Susanna C.; b. May
15, 1794; d. May 1 ;; a. 1.
266. John Thomas, s. of Peter T. of Long Island; d. June
18; a. 17.
[The grave stone is of white marble-the only other one in the Cemetery being the No 270 infra.]
267. James Andrews, s. of Benj. and Sally A. (No. 274) ; d.
Aug. 28; a.8 y. 6 m.
[About 80 deaths occurred in Worcester this year, during the prevalence of the summer complaint.]
268. Alexander Blair, s. of increase and Iluldah B.; d. Afar.
5, 1796; a. 5. [See inscription in No. 276.]
269. Major Win. Treadwell; d. Ap. 10; a. 46. His epitaph
is this : " Ile enter'd the army in 1775, and devoted his whole
time to the service of his Country, until the Independence of
America was secured ; he ever courted the field of battle, &
his military ardour and bravery were indisputable."
[" his body was committed to the grave with military honors." It would seem from the lines found in the Mass. Spy of Ap. 22, 1795, that he was unfortunate in his pecuniary affairs, and died a lingering victim to despair caused by his sudden poverty. See Line. Hist. 331.]
270. Israel J[enison] Stowell, s. of Peter S. (No. 306) and
Betsy S. ; d. Aug. 12; a 5. [See note, ante No. 266.]
271. Fanny Elder, dr. of John E. Jr. and Lydia E.; d. Aug.
13; a. 3.
272. Dolly F. Curtis, dr. of David and Susanna C ; b. Oct. 16, 17W2; d. Aug. 27; a. 4.
273. Abigail Goulding, dr. of Capt. Palmer G. Jr. (No. 250) and Rebebah G. ; b. June 11, 17 71 ; d. Sep. `26, 1796.
" Like blossom'd trees, o'erturned by vernal storm,
Lovely in death, the beauteous ruin lay." (Epitaph.)
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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