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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old BuryingGround, Lynn, Mass. Part 40 - p.105
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:11:03 EDT
Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old Burying Ground,
by John T. Mounton.
In Memory of Catherine Maria Otis, daughter of
Reverend Otis & Maria J. Rockwood, who died Oct.
25, 1824, aged 11 months & 10 days.
She sparkled, was exhaled and went to heaven.
Insert: Rev. Otis Rockwood
Source: Genealogical Register by Abner Morse.
Rev. Otis Rockwood, A.M., grad. at Midd. Coll., VT, 1813 & at the
at Charlestown, where he had a call to settle as colleague pastor with the
Morse and at the same time a call from the First Congregational Church &
Lynn, Mass. He accepted the latter & was ordained July 1, 1818. During his
there (14 years) the church was increased to 130 members - their house of
rebuilt. In Dr. "Cooke's Centuries" in Lynn, there is an interesting notice
Rockwood's ministry in Lynn from which is an extract: "But the true
the work which he did here consisted of breaking the force of the time which
bearing all to destruction and beginning to set it an opposite direction -
here a church having but two praying families and left it with many."
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Allen Rowe, son of
William & Elizabeth Rowe of Gloucester. Died
September 18, 1820, AEt. 32.
Friends nor physicians could not save,
This mortal body from the grave;
Nor can the grave confine me here,
When Christ, my Saviour doth appear.
Weep not over the tomb of innocence.
In Memory of Sarah Caroline Rowe, only child of Samuel W.
And Caroline Rowe, who died March 9th, 1845, AEt. 4 years,
6 months & 6 days.
So sweet a flower from earth to heaven borne,
Thy happy smiles we love, thy death we mourn,
The unopened bud but half revealed to life,
Of hopes and pleasures, beauties, joys so rife,
Plucked from the earth a lovely blooming flower,
The light and joyous being of an hour.
In Memory of Mr. John Rundlet, who departed this
Life September 27, 1806, AEt. 22.
All whose fond wishes do to heaven aspire,
Who make those blest abodes their soul's desire;
If you are wise and hope that rest to gain,
Use well your time, live not an hour in vain.
Ellen Amelia Russell, daughter of Rev. Philemon R.
And Harriet Russell, died September 6, 1844, AEt.
p.106 The Old Burying Ground, Lynn, Massachusetts.
In Memory of Mrs. Martha C., wife of Reverend Philomon
R. Russell, who died June 26th, 1838, aged 31 years.
Also their infant, Martha Robinson, aged 4 months.
I would not live alway; no - welcome the tomb,
Since Jesus hath slept here, I dread not its gloom,
Here sweet be my rest, till he bid me arise,
And hail Him in triumph descending the skies.
In Memory of William Russell of Marblehead, son of
William & Hannah Russell, who died January 11, 1844,
Also his father, who was lost at sea, February, 1830,
His home was on the mountain wave,
His grave was in the deep.
In Memory of Mr. Epes Rust. Died May 25, 1842, AEt. 25.
Also Charlotte Ann, daughter of Epes B. & Nancy Rust,
Died September 26, 1841, AEt. 1 year & 7 months.
This plain marble tells the place where sleeps the dust of one
whose memory we delight to cherish. Youthful companion, thou art
gone to be at rest; but hope, the soul's anchor, anticipates the
day when we shall greet thee in Heaven.
The First Church of Christ in Lynn, erected this monument
Memory of their faithful and much esteemed brother, Deacon
Nathaniel Sargent. He died September 23, 1798, aged 38 years.
I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Redeemer.
In Memory of Mr. Samuel Sargent, who died November 9,
AEt. 53 years.
Death is a debt to nature due,
I've paid that debt and so must you.
p.107 The Old Burying Ground, Lynn, Massachusetts.
Moses Mansfield, son of Ephraim & Mary E. Sargent, died
September 17, 1848, aged 1 year & 4 months.
Shall we meet, redeemed one
When the toils of life are done?
Yes, my parents, there is a morning,
Brighter than thy thoughts can know;
I have hailed its glorious dawning,
And the Just shall find it so.
Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth Sears, wife to Mr.
Anthony Sears, Aged 51 years. Deceased February 10,
Sacred to the Memory of Miss Elizabeth Segar of Newton,
Who died July 18, 1827, AEt. 79.
She had finished, and well finished the work given her to
And we trust has by grace entered into, and is now enjoying
That rest which remaineth to the people of God.
George L., son of William & Mary Senter, died July 8,
AEt. 19 years.
Erected by William Keating in memory of his beloved
Who died December 6, 1851, aged 23 years.
May she rest in peace. Amen.
The tomb of Reverend Jeremiah Shepard.
The Memory of the just is blessed.
Insert - p.276 - History of Lynn, Mass.
On the 6th of October, 1680, Mr. Jeremiah Shepard was ordained Pastor
of the Church at Lynn.
Mrs. Mary Shepard, died March 28th, 1710, AEt. 53, the
mother of nine children. Five died.
A prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverb 31, 10 &
Jeremiah died 1700 AEt. 23.
Mehetable died 1688.
Margaret died 1688.
Thomas died 1709, AEt. 29.
Francis died 1692.
To be continued - Part 41 - p. 108.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth.
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