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GRAVESTONE RECORDS FROM THE OLD
CEMETERY ON CENTRE STREET,
SOUTH DUXBURY, MASS.

Communicated by JOHN W. WILLARD

   IN May, 1907, the writer, assisted by Messrs. Stanley W. Smith, Edward H. Whorf, Arthur E. Linnell and Arthur M. Jones, made copies of all gravestone inscriptions, prior to 1851, in the Old Cemetery on Centre St., South Duxbury, Mass.   These copies have been presented to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants and all the genealogical facts to be found in them are given in the following abstracts.

   [This transcription does not include three prominent monuments that were erected after 1851.   One is to Myles Standish and four members of his family.   Their monument was erected in 1893 following the discovery of their graves.   See Mrs. Harold P. Williams, "The Grave of Myles Standish" in The Mayflower Quarterly, 66 [2000]:208-209.   The other monuments are to John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, who are presumed to have been buried here.   Their monuments were erected in 1930 by the Alden Kindred of America.]


ALDEN
Abigail, wife of Capt. Jonathan, died 17 August, 1725, in her 81st year.
Deborah, daughter of Col. John and Hannah, died 2 October, 1730, in her 10th year.
Hannah, wife of Col. John, died 8 February, 1739/40, in her 56th year.   "Job 21 : 33."
John, son of Col. John and Hannah, died 15 October, 1712, in his 3d year.
John, Col., died 24 July, 1739, in his 58th year.
John, drowned 17 November, 1766, in his 22d year; on his passage from Casco Bay to Duxbury.
Jonathan, died 14 February, 1697, in his 65th year.
Samuel, Capt., died 24 February, 1781, aged 92 years, 2 months, 3 days.
Sarah, wife of Capt. Samuel, died 28 March, 1773, in her 72d year.

ARNOLD
Bildad, son of Capt. Bildad and Mercy, died 25 April, 1780, aged 3 years, 11 months, 6 days.
Ezra, died 18 February, 1780, in his 73d year.
James, son of Deacon James and Joanna, died 9 September, 1742, aged 1 year, 11 months, 16 days.
James, Deacon, died 25 September, 1755, in his 56th year.
Joanna, widow of Deacon James, died 19 March, 1766, in her 51st year.

 

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