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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old BuryingGround, Lynn, Mass. Part 7 p. 26
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 23:57:54 EDT
>From The Old Burying Ground, Lynn,
Here lyes ye body of Mr. Thomas Burrage, son of Mr.
Thomas Burrage. Died March 8th, 1751, aged 25 years
and 2 months.
Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Sarah Burrage,
Mr. Thomas Burrage. Died Sep't 16th, 1752, aged 18 yrs.
Here lies ye body of Abigail Burrage, dau'r of
John Burrage & Mrs. Mehetabel, his wife, aged 13 years
& 8 mos. Died Oct 13: 1740.
Here lies ye body of Bethiah Burrage, dau'r of
Burrage & Mrs. Mehetabel his wife, aged 20 years.
Died May 14th, 1748.
Here lies ye body of Mary Burrage, daugh'r of
John Burrage & Mrs. Mehetable his wife. Died Sept'r
22d 1751, in ye 19th year of her age.
Here lies ye body of Joanna Burrage, daut'r of
John Burrage & Mrs. Mehetable his wife, aged 17 years.
Died Dec'r 16, 1751.
Here lyes ye body of Mehetabell Burrage, dau'r
Deacon John Burrage & Mrs. Mehetabell Burrage, who
died Oct'r 12th 1759, aged 33 years.
Here lyes buried the body of Deacon John
departed this life May the 15th, 1761, aged 66 years.
In Memory of Mrs. Mehetable Burrage, widow of
John Burrage, who died Nov. 19th, 1792, in the 97th
year of her age.
Why do we mourn departed friends,
Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,
To call them to His arms.
INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE OLD BURYING GROUND, LYNN, MASS.
Here lies buried the body of Deacon John
who departed this life June 28th, 1780, in ye 50th
year of his age.
In memory of Miss Elizabeth Burridge. Obt.
7th 1793. AETat. 72 years.
The graves of all his saints be blest,
And softened every bed,
Where should the dying members rest,
But with their dying head.
My widowed mother,
My only earthly friend
Erected this monument
To tell each traveller,
Who looks this way,
That underneath this stone
Rests the ashes of her only son,
Josiah Burrage, who died Dec. 13th, 1797.
Aged 21 years.
Oft do we see the tender bud of hope,
Opening its beauties to the morning light,
When lo! A frost cuts down the tender plant,
And levels all our prospects with the dust.
George Burrill. Born in England. Died 1653.
Mary Burrill his wife died 1653.
Here lyeth buried ye body of Leftenant John Burrill ages 72 years. Departed
this life April
ye 24th 1703.
Here lyeth ye body of Mrs. Lois Burrill, wife to Lieut. John Burrill - aged
Deceased September ye 5th, 1720.
Here lyes ye body of Francis Burrill, aged 78 years. Died November ye 10th,
Insert: Farnsworth Memorial
Jonathan Farnsworth-Ruth Shattuck Line
Levi Farnsworth b. Oct 5, 1791 son of Levi Farnsworth and his wife, Abigail
of Shirley, Mass.
Levi Farnsworth married (published Dec 29, 1816) Hannah Harriet Burrage,
dau. of Jonathan
and Sally Burrage, she born July 8, 1797 at Lunenburg, Mass. Levi
Farnsworth was a soldier
in the War of 1812 and was wounded in the arm; his wife administered his
estate. She m. (2)
1830 Artemas M. Pierce of Shirley, Mass. She died June 26, 1846 at North
Weare, New Hamp-
Levi Farnsworth Jr. and his wife, Hannah Harriet Burrage had issue at
1. Laura Ann Farnsworth b. Oct 7, 1819; m. Oct 20, 1836, Horace Austin
Skinner. He born
Oct 8, 1815. They both became Mormons and went to Calif. and from there to
Utah in 1859
and settled at Beaver. He was many years postmaster at Beaver and died at
his home there
Jan 13, 1879; shed died Sept 3, 1895.
2. Alphonso Mial Farnsworth b. Sept 4, 1825; d. Sept 27, 1901. He m. May 25,
San Bernardino, CA Elizabeth Ada Guy, she b. May 1834 in Gloucester,
England. He was a
farmer and well liked in his community.
Hannah Harriet Burrage by her 2nd husband, Artemas M. Pierce of Shirley,
Mass., had issue:
3. Joseph Burrage Pierce b. Jan 27, 1831 at Shirley, Mass., m. Susan A.
4. James Burrage Pierce b. Mar 5, 1834, died Mar 29, 1835.
5. Frances Angelia Pierce b. June 5, 1835 at Springfield, Vermont; m. May
Augustus Spinney at East Weare, New Hampshire.
6. Sylvia Jane Pierce b. Feb 4, 1838; m. John T. Hutchins, b. July 14, 1835.
1868 and he died May 12, 1869.
To be continued - Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old Burying Ground, Lynn,
John T. Moulton. Part 8. p. 28.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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