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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old BuryingGround, Lynn. Part 34 - p. 92
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:00:48 EDT
Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old Burying Ground, Lynn,
by John T. Mounton.
Here lyes ye Body of Samuel Johnson, who deceased
November ye 1st, 1723, in ye 83 year of his age.
Here lyes ye Body of Mr. Joseph Johnson, who died
July ye 6th, 1747, in ye 33d year of his age.
Here lyeth ye body of Mr. Jonathan Johnson, who died
Ye 8th of May, 1741, in ye 58th year of his age.
Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Sarah Johnson, wife to Mr.
Jonathan Johnson, aged 45 years. Deceased August ye
Here lyes buried the body of Deacon Richard Johnson,
Who died September ye 22nd 1754, in ye 80th year of
Here lyes the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, wife of
Deacon Richard Johnson. Died March ye 8th, 1749-50,
In ye 71st year of her age.
Here lyes ye body of Lieutenant *Samuel Johnson,
November ye 1st 1723, in ye 83d year of his age.
Insert: History of Lynn, Mass. by Alonzo Lewis & James R. Newhall.
Richard Johnson came over in 1630 and lived with Sir Richard Saltonstall at
Mass. He was admitted freeman in 1637. He came to Lynn, Mass., the same
settled as a farmer on the eastern end of the common. He died in 1666 aged
1. Daniel Johnson
2. *Samuel Johnson
3. Elizabeth Johnson m. a Tolman.*
4. Abigail Johnson who m. a Collins*
Thomas Tolman (?1633-1718) & wife, Elizabeth Johnson (1636-1720, 1726?) m.
John Collins (?1632-) & Abigail Johnson daughter of Richard Johnson m.
Stephen Palmer, died May 18, 1856. Aged 53.
In the midst of life we are in death.
In Memory of Eliza Jackson, daughter of Stepehn & Frances D.
Palmer, who died December 25, 1837, aged 3 years & 9 months.
Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
Death came with timely care,
The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.
Frances Ann, daughter of Stephen & Frances D. Palmer, died
June 20, 1842, aged 7 years & 8 months.
Death indeed saved her from life's most desperate
p.93 The Old Burying Ground, Lynn, Massachusetts.
Mr. Ezekiel H. Parker, died August 3, 1844, AEt. 59.
Sarah D. Parker, daughter of Ezekiel H. & Sarah Parker,
Died September 16, 1847, AEt. 19 years & 6 months.
Friends nor physicians could not save
These mortal bodies from the grave;
Nor can the grave confine them here,
When Christ their Saviour shall appear.
In Memory of William Hersey, son of Ezekiel H. & Sarah
Parker, who died June 17, 1833, AEt. 6 years & 8 months.
Sleep tender form, thy race is run,
And pain shall rend thy heart no more;
Thy life's brief journeying is done,
And thou has reached a peaceful shore.
Ann Maria, daughter of Ezekiel H. & Sarah Parker, died
June 24, 1836, AEt. 5 years and 6 months.
This lovely bud so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise would bloom.
In Memory of Margaret Parker, a native of Fermoy, County
Cork, Ireland, who died September 30, 1849, aged 27 years.
Requiescat in pace. Erected by her
Husband, Michael Parker.
In Memory of Elizabeth J., wife of Isaiah H. Parrott, who
Died May 12, 1840, aged 25 years.
What though it is an awful thing to die?
(Twas born to thee) yet, the dread path
once trod, Heaven lifts its everlasting
And bids the pure in heart behold their God.
Go live to God.
Erected to the memory of the children of Mr. Obadiah and
Mrs. Sally Parsons.
Sally Coffin, died August 14th, 1777, AEt. 9 weeks.
William died March 16th, 1778, AEt. 3 weeks.
Sally Coffin, died August 2nd, 1793, AEt. 13
Harriot died August 3d 1793, AEt. 8 - all were
Interred in one grave.
Samuel Thompson, son of Dr. John R. & Mrs. Sarah Patten,
Died Sept 5, 1837, aged 22 months. Also an infant.
Dear babes why do we mourn for thee,
This earth is not thy home to be,
Thou wast to us a season given,
But thine abiding place is in heaven.
Here lyes ye body of Zebiah Pratt, wife to Joshua Pratt,
Who deceased June 17th, 1723, Aged 21 years & 6 months.
In Memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Joseph Pratt, who
Died April 19, 1832, aged 59 years.
"The souls of the righteous are in the hand of
In Memory of Mrs. Eliza Stetson, wife of Andrew J. Pratt,
Who died December 30, 1846, AEt. 27.
From earth the ransomed soul departs,
To seek a happier sphere;
Where holier love shall bind the hearts,
That death has severed here.
Eliza A., wife of Alonzo F. Pease, and daughter of John A.
Eliza Thurston, died June 1st, 1854, AEt. 17 years & 5 months.
Dearest wife, thou has left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
John D. Pecker, born September 2, 1784; died January 16,
To be continued Part 35 - p. 95.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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