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Epitaphs from the Cemetary of Worcester Common

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18. [Inscription for Capt. Wm. Jones, No. 179, ante.] " Under this Covring sleeps the mouldring Bons, Ah-'tis the frail Remains of Capt'n William Jones,
On April 6th, 1 7 7 7 ,
Death him Remov'd from toils of Earth to bliss of Heaven."
19. [Epitaph for Mrs. Mary Sterne, No. 212.]
" Beneath this stone Death's prisoner lies,
The stone shall move, the prisoner rise,
When Jesus with Almighty word,
Calls his dead saints to meet their Lord."
20. [Epitaph for Rebekah Moore, No. 231, similar to No. 248.]

[We are also informed by S. Jennison, Esq. that the tomb of the distinguished Chandler family was formerly located in this Cemetery, but is now destroyed. The tombs of the Diz and Wheeler families were also removed a few years ago, about the time that our Common was " improved " by the destruction of the town Flag-Staff, and by the removal of the old Artillery Company Armory, of the Hook and Ladder House, where the County Gallows was also kept, and of the stone wall around the Cemet

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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.

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