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101 Ways To Say Death Part One

Posted in History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on June 3, 2013








In 2008, a blogger started a series, 101 Ways to Say “Died”. It focused on epitaphs from New England cemeteries. Most of the headstones used were carved before 1825. The series has gone past 101, and is up to 118 now. If you look at the site, you see links to the individual parts. That is the number before the epitaph. Some have been skipped. The VPI site has photographs of many of the headstones used here. HT to Twenty Two Words. Pictures by Chamblee54.

4 HERE LYES BURIED ye BODY OF THAT FAITHFULL SERUANT OF JESUS CHRIST ye REUEREND MR MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH PASTOUR OF ye CHURCH OF CHRIST AT MAULDEN YEARS WHO FINNISHED HIS WORK AND ENTRED APON AN ETERNAL SABBATH OF REST ON ye LORDS DAY, IUNE ye 10th 1705 IN ye 74th YEAR OF HIS AGE HERE LIES INTERD IN SILENT GRAUE BELOW MAULDENS PHYSICIAN FOR SOUL AND BODY TWO

5 Here rest The remains of Samuel Kelton who in the midst of his usefulness and activity with the fairest hopes & most sanguine prospects fell a victim to an untimely disease on the 31 of July 1805 AEt. 40

7 Erected In Memory of CAPT. THOMAS STETSON who was killed by the fall of a tree Nov. 28, 1820, AEt. 68. Nearly 30 years he was master of a vessel and left that employment at the age of 48 for the less hazardous one of cultivating his farm. Reader, remember that man is never secure from the arrest of Death. “Watch ye therefore for the son of man cometh in an hour when ye look not for him.”

8 NANCY. left us Feb. 19, 1858, I am happy.

12 HERE LYES THE BODY OF DEACON JOHN STONE WHOSE LIFE WAS MUCH DESIRED & WHOSE DEATH IS MUCH LAMENTED AGED ABOUT 55 YEARS HE WENT REJOYCING OUT OF THIS WORLD IN- TO THE OTHER THE 26 DAY OF MARCH 1691

13 MARTHA JUE WIFE TO MIELES JUE AGED 77 YRS DYED IN Ye FAITH IN PATIENCE MEEK LOUING SUBMITING HER SELF TO Ye WILL OF GOD
IN LIFE OR DEATH Ye 15 OF SEPTEMBER 1683

14 In Memory of PETER COOLLIDGE Son of Mr. DAVID & Mrs. DOROTHY COOLLIDG who fell asleep Oct. 30th 1784 in ye 15th Year of his Age.
Within this Grave here one doth lie who saw God’s glory & did die.

15 Sacred to the MEMORY of Mr. William Goger who changed a fleeting World for an immortal rest the __ of March A.D. 1771 In the 33d Year of his Age.

16 In MEMORY of the well beloved Mr. Richard Lyman who after he had served God & his generation many years in this Life by the will of God fell asleep in the Cradle of Death on the 3d day of June AD 1746 in the 67th year of his age.

17 Here lies ye Body of that Graciou [sic] Saint of Christ Mrs. Elizebth Huntington Wife to Capt. Thomas Huntington Esqr. & after She had liued Apios life fell Aslep in jesus Decembr 29 1729 Ageed 59 yr

18 In Memory of a Daughter (of the Rev. Mr. John Payson and Mrs. Anna his wife,)
who was still born Augt. 16th 1775.

19 HERE LIES THE BODY OF THEODORE PARSONS AN INFANT SON OF THEOPHILUS PARSONS, ESQR. AND MRS. ELISABETH PARSONS. HE ENTERED THE THEATRE OF LIFE AUGUST XIITH MDCCLXXXVI, AND INNOCENTLY RETIRED FROM IT FEBRUARY XVIII MDCCLXXXVII.

20 HERE LYES INTERRED ye BODY OF JOHN SON TO JOHN & MARY EMERSON MINISTER OF ye GOSPEL AT PORTSMOUTH AGED ABOUT 2 MONTHS WHO EXPIRED JAN ye 7TH 1713 Psalm ye 90: vrs ye 6th In the morning it flourisheth & groweth up in the evenig it is cut down & withereth.

21 Sacred to the memory of CAPT. JOSEPH MELCHER youngest son of MR. JOSEPH & MRS MARY MELCHER of Brunswick who perished in a storm Nov. 7th 1802 on Ipswich Bar In the 21st year of his age. Amidst the raging billows drove, My life to save in vain I strove; And soon my strength began to flee, I perish’d in the Cruel sea. My weeping friends, your silence keep, When to my Grave you come to weep; Prepare to follow me you must And mingle with your native dust.

22 In Memory of MRS. MEHETABEL TREADWELL, the amiable consort & for a few fleeting years the kind & prudent partner the pleasing & consoling companion of the HON. JOHN TREADWELL ESQr. she departed from this in hope of a better life July 2, 1786 AEt. 44 The fashion of this world passeth away. Set your affections on things above not on things on the earth.

23 Sacred To the memory of DANIEL PUTNAM TYLER Son of DANIEL TYLER Junr, And MEHITABEL his wife Who having gone thro’ His Collegiate Studies And qualify’d himself For the Profession of the LAW on the 18th of Janr, AD. 1798 Was summon’d to appear Before his JUDGE AEtatis 21 In life’s and nature’s freshest bloom Death came remorseless on and sunk him in the tomb.

24 In Memory of 2 Infants, sons of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Lydia C—— they was born March 17th 1791 one liv’d about 2 hours the other about 24 Sleep on my babes and take your rest,
God call’d you home he saw it best.

25 OMINEM crede Diem tibi diluxisse supremum Sacred to the Memory of the pious Mrs. ANNA BARNARD The worthy & examplary Consort of the late Venerable REVERAND JOHN BARNARD, Who for many years was the faithful Pastor of the first Church of Christ, in Marblehead. In all the Virtues of a Life of Faith and Holiness, She shone below, respected and belov’d; Until matur’d for higher Spheres. She set to Earth, rever’d & lamented; But rose upon the Horizon of perfect endless day on the 24th of August 1774: AEt. 78. The holy Triumph of her soul, Did Death itself out-brave. Left dull mortality behind And flew beyond the Grave.

28 Mr. JASON RUSSELL was barbarously murdered in his own House by GAGES bloody Troops on ye 19 of April 1775 AEtats. 59. His body is quietly resting in this Grave with Eleven of our friends who in Like manner with many others were cruelly Slain on that fatal day. Blessed are ye dead who die in ye Lord. ~ ~ Here lies ye Body of the Widow LYDIA DYAR of BOSTON; the Place of her Nativity where She left a good Estate & came into ye Country May 22d. 1775 to escape ye abuce of ye Ministerial Troops sent by GEORGE ye 3d to subject North-America to Slavery. She died July 28th 1776, Aged 80 Years. The sweet Remembrance of the Just shall flourish when they Sleep in dust. ~ ~ Here lies the Body of Mrs. REBECCA WHITE Widow of Mr. ISAAC WHITE late of Boston. When the British Troops took possession of the Town of Boston, she went to her Son JOHN WHITE Esq. of Charlestown and continued in his Family ’til She died at Billerica, Sept. 13th 1782 Aged 94 Years. ~ ~ Here lies buried the Body of Miss Faith Durant Who was driven by the hand of tyranny from BOSTON the place of her Nativity She departed this life Octr. 7th Anno 1775 Aged 56 Years.

30 In memory of CHARLES A. FROST. son of Jonathan & Sibil Frost
who was killed by a waggon Sept. 11, 1837


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