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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Marlborough,Mass. Burial Ground Inscriptions Part 11 - p. 30
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 17:00:58 EST
Burial Ground Inscriptions:
The Old Common - Spring Hill and Brigham Cemeteries
Private Press of Franklin P. Rice - with illustrations and
Designs by F. P. Rice.
p.30 Marlborough Inscriptions.
104. Urn & Willow Tree.
In Memory of Sally Felton, daugher of
Mr. Joel & Susanna Felton, who died Sept. 26.
1804. Aged 3 years & 11 months & 8 days.
A morning plant, a garden flower
Cut down and withered in an hour.
Footstone: Sally Felton. - Her parents are buried in the Brigham
105. In Memory of Mr. Silas Felton, Son of Mr. Jacob &
Hezediah Felton. Who died Sept. 4th, 1775:
In the 21st year of his age.
Virtue, not rolling suns the mind matures;
That life is long which answers life's great
Footstone: Mr. Silas Felton.
106. Silas Felton, Esq. Died in Feltonville, August 16, 1828.
Aged 52 Years. 6 months.
Low where the husband, father, Christian lies,
Wept by the wife, the child, the neighbours eyes.
Reader reflect, pursue the path he trod,
The path of duty leading up to God.
Urn and Willow Tree.
107. Erected in Memory of Mr. Stephen Felton, who died November
3, 1827, AEt. 75.
How still and peaceful is the grave,
Where life's vain tumults past:
The appointed house, by Heaven's decree,
Receives us all at last.
Footstone: S.F. This grave has a Revolutionary marker.
Urn and Willow Tree.
108. In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Gates,
Relict of Captain Silas Gates, who died March 20, 1806,
(see lines, next page.)
p.31 OLD COMMON BURIAL GROUND.
Friend nor physician could not save,
My mortal body from the grave,
Nor can the grave confine me here,
When Christ shall call me to appear.
Footstone: Mrs. E. Gates.
She was a daughter of Ebenezer Bragg, who moved from Marlborough
109. In Memory of Captain Silas Gates
who died August 2 (5) 1793, AEtatis 66.
Vain man, thy fond pursuit forbear,
Repent, your end is nigh;
Death at the farthest cant be far,
O, think before you die.
Footstone: Captain Silas Gates.
One side of the headstone has been broken off, as
indicated by the brackets. The grave has a Revo-
110. In Memory of William Gates, son of Captain William &
Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, who died Sept. 26, 1806, in the
14th year of his age.
Footstone: William G.
Scroll and Cherub's Head.
111. This Monument is Erected In Memory of Mrs. Abigail
Gibbon, Consort of Mr. Samuel Gibbon, who departed
this life the 19th of July, 1787. In the 26th year
of her age.
Could grateful love recall the fleeting breath,
Or fond affection soothe relentless death;
Then had this stone never claimed a social tear,
Nor read to thoughtless man a lesson here.
Footstone: Mrs. Abigail Gibbon
She was a daughter of Isaac and Hepzibah Colburn of Dedham, and
she came to Marlborough from that town with her husband soon after
To be continued Part 12 - p. 32
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth.
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