[Transcribed by Dale H. Cook]
In looking over the foot-stones piled up and laying side of the one wall in the old yard in West Bridgdwater, we found, lying upon the ground near the grave of Joseph Keith, close under the wall, a natural, flat stone of small size, with the following inscription thereon, to wit:
"Sept ye 5, 1718,
She was daughter of Joseph Keith, son of Rev. James Keith, born March 8, 1697; married Capt. Jonathan Cary, Dec. 11, 1717; and died as above, Sept. 5, 1718. Her father lived in a house in the open field west of the house of Horatio Howard, and on land now owned by said Horatio, and between his house and the road to Bull's Hole, house long since taken down. [The preceding sentence should read: Her father lived where Ephraim Snell lived; and her uncle, Ephraim Howard, lived in the open field west of Horatio Howard's; and who was probably referred to when the sermon was preached by his wife's father, from the text that "Ephraim is joined to his idol; let him alone."] Her husband, in early life, lived in Beaver, where his father, Jonathan Cary, lived, west of Maj. Barrell, and afterwards, in 1736, he bought of Ephraim Leonard, the Samuel Washburn farm of sixty-nine acres, including all land on the northeast side of Summer street, from the Thomas Lawrence (late Carver Washburn) house to South brook, and lived in a small house which stood where the late Samuel F. Sanger lived and died. His son, Eliphalet Cary, built the present Sanger house in 1767. At the time of the death of said Susanna Cary, her and his families were living in the North Precinct, which then included West, East and North Bridgewater; and we have set that stone into the ground between the graves of her father and brother Ichabod, and where she was probably buried.
In addition to what is said on pages 4 and 5, in relation to the second grave-yard in West Bridgewater, where the houses of Mr. Edward Capin and Rev. Mr. Stone stand, it should be stated that, on or about June 12, 1882, since said pages were printed, Edward Capin, while grading his door-yard, south of his house and front of his stable, found two graves about ten feet apart, not so far back from the road as the front end of his house; and in these graves he found the remains of a coffin and human bones. One grave was that of a full-grown person, and the other of a young person.
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