[The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 10 [1856]:55]

1856.] Kingston Burying Ground. 55



KINGSTON, Sept 20, 1855.        

    S. G. DRAKE, ESQ.—DEAR SIR:—I beg leave to hand you inclosed "Notes from a Grave Yard" which I have made during my researches among the old tomb-stones at Kingston, Mass., for facts concerning the genealogy of the Holmes'.   The list is not as full as I could wish, not having the time to spare to attempt to copy but a few of the most dilapidated ones; but if I have an opportunity before retuning to your city, will avail myself of it, to make further copies from the yard at this place, or at Duxbury—and remain, very truly yours,                D. W. HOLMES.

"Notes from a Grave Yard."

    In memory of Mr Ebenezer Cobb who Died Decbr 8th 1801. Aged 107 Years 8 months 6 days.

    Here lyes buried Mrs. Lydia, ye wife of Mr Ebenezer Cobb who Decd Septbr ye 10th 1745 in ye 47th year of her Age.

    In memory of Mrs Joanna Cobb wife of Mr Ebenezer Cobb who died January ye 15th 1791 in ye 87th year of her age.

    In memory of Deacn Wrastling Brewster, who decd Jany ye 21st 1761 aged 72 years 4 months 28 days.

    In memory of Mrs Hannah Brewster, Widow of Deacn Wrastling Brewster, who died Augst ye 20- 1788- aged 90 Years, wanting 21 days.

    Here lyes the body of Mary Partridge, wife to Mr John Partridge. She decd Novbr ye 12th 1742- aged 80 Years 11 m & 29 Days.

    Here lyes ye Body of James Stubbs* Who decd Jany ye 20th 1731/2 in ye 30th year of his age.

    Mary Dautr to Mr Joshua & Bethiah Cushing his Wife, Decd April ye 6th 1741 aged 4 years 4 months & six days.

    In memory of Mrs Patience, Widow of Mr Samuel Gray, she died April ye 23- 1782, in ye 76th year of her age.

    Elizabth Dautr To Mr Samuell & Mrs Patience Gra who died Novbr ye 4th day 1740 aged 6 years 6 mn & 6 days.

    Mary Dautr To Samuel & Patience Gray, His wife Decd Sept ye 10- 1728 aged 5 weeks.

    Thomas Gray son of Col John Gray & Mrs Dezire his wife—Died Decembr 24 1707—7 yrs & 8 m.

    In memory of Mr Benjamin Bradford who died Nov ye 16, 1783 aged 78 years.

    In memory of Zeresh Bradford the wife of Mr Benjamin Bradford decd April ye 6th 1763 in ye 51st year of her age.

    Here lies buried Mr Israel Bradford who died March ye 26—1760 in ye 83d year of his age.

    Here lies buried Mrs Sarah ye widow to Mr Israel Bradford who decd April ye 3rd 1761 in ye 80th year of her age.

    In memory of Mr Abner Bradford who died June ye 18—1784 in ye 78th year of his age.

    Priscilla Croade dau to Thomas and Rachel Croade aged 1 month 18 days, decd Feby 18th 1724-5.

    Rachel dau to Mr Thomas and Mrs Rachel Croade his wife, dec April 2d 1726-7.

        * Not perfectly legible.

        † There was not room to put on the Y, so they left it off, I suppose.


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