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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Epitaphs from the Cemetery of Worcester Common -Part 7.
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 20:55:29 EDT
Epitaphs from the Cemetery of Worcester Common
by W. S. Barton - Printed by Henry J. Howland,
171 Main Street.
199. William Harris; d. Mar. 29, 1782; a. 8.
"Our age to seventy years is set,
How short the time! how frail the State!
But if a longer time we live, In pain and
trouble we survive." (Epitaph.)
200. James Tanner, formerly of Newport; d. Ap. 8, T. R., 1782 ; a. 68.
"And I heard a voice from Heaven,
Saying unto me, blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord." (Epitaph.)
[Mr. Tanner was formerly an innholder of this place.]
201. Joel Howe, Jr., s. of Joel and Mary Howe; b. June 2 ; d. June 16, 1782.
"Happy the Babe, from sin & grief remov'd,
To rest above, Where God is. Truly loved." (Epitaph)
202. Arad Brown, s. of Lieut. Sam'l and Abigail Brown ; d. Aug. 31, 1782. a.
203. Capt. Israel Jenison ; d. Sept. 19, 1782 a. 69. [See epitaph ante No.
204. Faith Jenison, dr. of Capt. Israel (No. 203) and Mary Jennison; d.
Sept. 24, 1782
[23 by T. R.]; a. 32 yrs.
205. Isaac Johnson, s. of Capt. Micah and Phebe J ; d. Nov. 26, 1782; a. 25.
206. Matthew Gray: d. Feb. 16, 1783; a. 7:3.
[Same epitaph as in No. 136. He was one of the Scotch emigrants to this
207. James McFarland ; d. Ap. 9, 1783 ; a. 56. [Same epitaph as in No. 40,
208. Mary MacCarty, w. of Rev. Thaddeus MacCarty (No. 213.)
The whole inscription is thus:
In memory of
Mrs. Mary Maccarty,
(The amiable & pious consort of the Rev'd Thaddeus Maccarty,)
Who departed this life
December 28th, 1783. aged 58 Yrs."
"Besides the gracefulness of her person, she was endowed with a superiour
and was possessed of high religious principles; her death is greatly
"See notice in Mass. Spy, Jan. 1, 1784.]
213. Rev. Thaddeus Maccarty ; The inscription is as follows
[Figure of an hour glass and wings]
"My glass is run.
The law of head and bust with sur- but
Grace was given
[Figure & truth came by by Moses, plice, &c.] Jesus Christ.
Beneath This stone are deposited The remains of
THE REV'D THADDEUS MACCARTY,
For 37 years Pastor of the Church In Worcester.
Through the course of his ministry he uniformly
exhibited an example Of the peaceful and amiable virtues
Of Christianity. Under a slow & painful decline, he discovered an
ardent love to his Master, by a chearful attention
to his service, & at the approach of death he patiently
submitted in the full hope of a glorious
Resurrection from the Grave.
In testimony of his fidelity the people of his charge erect
Obit. July 20, 1784; Etatis. 63."
"He was truly a good man. He lived sincerely esteemed
and died greatly lamented by all who knew him."
notice in Mass. Spy, July 22, 1784.
An interesting account of his life - his published works - his installation
and settlement as a minister in Worcester, and the different branches of his
family, may be found in Lincoln's History, pp. 173-177.]
To be continued Part 8
Edited by Janice Farnsworth
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