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Martha 1862 358

Patience 1824 133

Richard 1814 .... 68

Samuel 1858 352

Hale.

Submit B 1831 189

HOLDEN.

Adoniram Judson, 1828 161

Eliza F 1842 .... 308

Polly 1799 .... 20

Sally 179G .... 12

Sally 1821 .... 109

Sally Tay 1824 .... 109

Holmes.

Elizabeth 1839 .... 270

Hos:mei:.

Abijah T 1823 .... 122

Charles 1815 72

Charles R 1817 .... 83

Rosewell T 18 IG .... 72

Johnson.

Elizabeth 1809 51

Elizabeth 1832 205

Hannali . . .T. 1795 5

Jesse 1846 343

Josiah 1807 40

Keziah - 1822 119

Lucy 1864 .... 859

Luke 1811 56

Minot 1831 191

Reuben 1804 31

Reuben 1843 .... 320

Sarah 1830 184

Jones.

Willard (Lieut.). 1824 135



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150* INDEX TO EPITAPHS, SECOND BURIAL-GROUND.



A. D. EPITAPHS.

Keen.

Ruth Ann 1840 .... 275



Kendall.

Abigail 1838 ...

Elizabeth 1S22 ...

Elizabeth 18.54 ...

Oilman II 1888 ...

Harriet C 1839 . . .

John 1843 ..

Josiah 1819 ..

Mary 1830 . .

Mary W 1818 ..

Obadiah (Dea.).. 1811 ..

Obacliah 182G ..

Obadiah 1841 ..

Samuel 1795 . .

Samuel 1802 ..

Sarah 1843 ..



KiMB.VLL.

Ezra Curtis .



1844



KlTTKII'GE.

Francis 1808

Francis (Dr.).... 1827
Francis B 1811



Knight.

Martha .



Lawrenxe.

Ebeuezer

Ebenezer (Dea.)

Hannah

Jonathan

Jonathan

Joseph, 2d

Joseph, Esq

Nathaniel

Rachel



Leatiie.

Elijah

Hephzibah

Margaret ■

Lewis.

Charles Edward.



1817 .

1808 .
1842 .
1835 .
1793 .
1795 .

1807 .
1830 .

1808 .
. 1823 .

. 1835 ,
. 1829
. 1843

1840



A. D. EPITAPHS.



. 252

. 118
. 325
. 2.59
. 2G4
. 325
99
. 175
. 94
. 58
. 144
. 288
. 4
.. 26
.. 313

. . 335

.. 49
. U,Sh
.. 49

.. 82

.. 4G
. . 304
,.. 220
... 3
9
. .. 45
... 230
. .. 47
... 123



229
109
328



302



Livingston.

Laviua 1825 . .

McIntire.

AbiF 1841 ..

McKee.

Mary 1808 ..

Mead.

Jeremiah C 1832 ..

Susau 1838 .-

Merrill.

Charles H 1843 . .

Miller.

Job 1832 .,

Sarah 1843 ..

Sarah E 1841 .

MrxROE.

Abigail 1815 .

Arethusa 1835 .

Jonas 1829 .

Nay.

Beniah 1839 .

-Newton.
j Henry 1815 .

I Nichols.

Henry Aid en 1839 .

Louisa Iv 1837 .

AVilliam 1806 .

Otis.

Abigail F 1832 .

Oystead.

Mary Ann 1820 .

r.\GE.

Susanna S 1839

Parker.

Caroline 1820

Edmund 1840

Hannah 1838

Joseph (Dea.)... 1833

Josiah 1830

Nathan 1807

ratty 1811



141

302

50

195
, 255

. 323

. 207
. 319
. 294

. 76
. 302
. 171

. 203



271

215

38

. 199

. 103

. 206

1424
. 281
. 253
. 208
. 174
. 43
. 57



INDEX TO El'ITAPIIS, SECOND BURIAL-GROUND. 151



A. D. EPITAPHS.



Peirce.

Abel 1833

Abel 1 838

Abigail 1816

Almira 183G

Eleanor D 1830

Franklin 1837

Jacob 1825

Mellicent 1842

Rufus 1845

Samuel 1824

Persons.

Albert 1844

Esther 1827

Hezekiah J 1830

Rosina Gambokl.. 1S22

Plympton.

Mary 1789

Mary 1796

Mary (new stone) 1835
Sylvanus (Dr.) - 1836

Pollard

Elizabeth 1834

POOLK.

Amanda Frances. 1834

Ruth 1840

Thomas 1841

Reed.

Abigail 1820

Abigail 1843 .

Daniel 1814 .

Elizabeth S 1829 .

Ezra W 1821 .

Ezra W 1833 .

Joshua (Capt.) .. 1806 .

Luke 1821 .

Mary P 1834 .

Warren 1840 .

Warren 1841 .

RiCH.VRDSO.V.

Abel 1831 .

Abigail 1795 .

Abigail J 1836 .

Albert 1844 .



.... 211
.... 256
. . . . 79
. . . . 238
.... 180
. . • . 243
.... 139
.... 312
.... 339
.... 131

. . . 330.i
.... 153

362

.... 116

.... 1
.... 14

. ... 356
... 355

.... 216

... 217
286

... 286

... 106
... 321
... 65
.. I70h
... 114
... 212
. . . 362 I
... 362
... 213
... 274
... 274

... 190
• . . 7
. . 236
. . 330^



A. D. EPITAFHS.



RiciiARDSOx, — continued.

Anna 1835

Barnabas 1816

Bartholomew 1812

Clark 1830

Cyrus 1829

Edmund 1830

Edward 1837

EiizabeUi 1607

Faxton 1830

George 1835

Harriet 1826

Jacob (Dea.) ... 1819
Jeduthun (I)ea.). 1815

.Terusha 1812

Jerusha 1821

Jesse 1837

Jesse (Dea.) 1838 .

Jesse 1843

Joshua 1807

Josiah (Dea.).... 179.". .

Josiali M 1843 .

Lucy 18)8 ,

Mary 1 820

Mary 1844 .

Nancy 1844 .

Nancy Emcline.. 1832 .

Oliver 1795 .

Phebe isi)9 .

Phebe 1820 .

Phebe T 1829 .

Rebecca 1829 .

Reuben 1818 .

Rutli I,s43 .

Ruth 1844 .

Samuel — 1839 .

Samuel 1841 .

Samuel lloswelL. 1826 .

Sanmel Koswell.. 1843 .

SamueliT 1837 .

Sarah 1821 .

Sarah 1825 .

Sarah L 1>^46 .

Submit 1S;}6 .



... 227

... 80
... 61
..• 176
... 170
... 177
... 250
... 44
... 181
... 225
... 148
. . . 98
... 74
. .. 62.^
... 113
... 242
. .. 362
. .. 362
... 41
... 11
. . . 362
. . . 93
. . . 108
. .. 362
. .. 334
. .. 204

. .. 54
... 101
. .. 16.8
, .. 166
. . . 9(J
. .. 318
, . . 332
.. 273
. . 296
.. 148
.. 362
.. 244
.. 115
.. 136
.. 344
.. 24^






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152* INDEX TO EPITAPHS, SECOND BURIAL-GROUND.



A. D. EPITAPHS.

RiCHAKDSOX, — contiinied.

Sukey 1830 .... 183

Susan W 1836 .... 239

Thomas 1803 .... 28

Varnum 1845 .... 341

William E 1831 .... 188

Zachariah... 1804 .... 32

Zachariah 1814 .... 69

Rogers.

Rhoda 1839 .... 269

Sargeaxt.

Eliza Jane 1845 .... 338

Sarah .Jane 1844 .... 331

Seei.y.

Tallman 1843 .... 316

SiLSlJY.

Samson 1824 .... 130

SiMONDS.

Nathan 1827 152

Skelton.

Danielll 1841 .... 200

Skinner.

Abraham 1827 .... 329

Charles F 1841 .... 285

Sally 1844 .... 329

Smith.

John W 1838 .... 362

Snow.

John 1824 .... 132

Stearns.

Mary B 1841 293

Stoddaijd.

Georgianna 1839 272

Julia Ann 1828 162

Syaimes.

Abigail 1834 .... 218

Charlotte 1823 126

Judith 1795 10

Samnol F 1832 .... 197

William..... 1819 .... 97

William 1822 .... 120

Zachariah 3d 1831 .... 178



A. D. EPITAPHS.
T.\Y.

Hannah 1829 .... 172

Infant son 1811 67

John Augustus. .. 1838 .... 261

Joshua 1801 24

Oliver Warren ... 18 1 4 67

Phebe 1814 ..%. G6

William (Lieut.). 1827 .... 157

Thompson.

Abigail 1801 .... 33

Abijah ...., 1811 .... 110

Abijah (Major).. 1820 .... 107

Albert 235

Esther 1818 95

Hannah 1834 .... 215

Jonathan 1836 .... 241

Louisa 1848 .... 348

Lydia 1805 .... 33

Lydia... 1S22 .... 121

Lydia 1840 .... 280

Mary Elizabeth.. 1840 .... 284
Mary Marflia .... 1839 .... 262
Samuel (Esq.)... 1S20 .... 105

Sarah 1821 .... 110

Stephen 1803 .... 33

Submit 1841 .... 1:91

Submit B 1836 .... 240

TlUD.

Julia Ann 1832 .... 203

Mary 1) 1836 .... 2.33

Samuel 1804 .... 30

Samuel (Dea.) ... 1826 .... 147
Susan 1822 .... 117

Tot:man.

Charlotte 1828 ... 1.^)9

Trask.

Mary E 1839 .... 268

Truli..

Charles C. 1841 .... 297

Tavf.ed.

Sarah II 1829 .... 173



INDEX TO EPITAPHS, SECOND BUKIAL-OROUXD. 153^



Tyi.kr.

Betsey 1831

Jonathan is;;3

Joseph H 1832

Lucy 1832

Rhoda 1828

Vkazey.

George T 1843

Via LI, and Violl.

Ellis 1S2G

Ellis Hobert 1824

Vinton.

John C 1820

Wade.

Jernsha 1 842

Thomas 1S41

William 1832

Walker.

John 1839 ,

Josiah 1845 ,

Sarah ]S32 .

Weston.

Jeremy ]S35 .

Prisciila 1S4I .

Kuth 1832 .

Wheeler.

Abijah (Col.) IS 12 .



A. D. EPITAPHS.



.... 193

?.09

.... 193

.... 193

.... 163

.... 317

.... 149
.... 129

.... 167

.... 311
. . . . 302

.... 2C6

...362 i
...336 j
...198

...220 j

- . . 29.J ;

... 194 I
... 63



Winn.

Moses

Sally

Wright.

Fanny

Jacol)

Samuel

WVER.

Lydia

WVMAN.

Anna & infant son

Benjamin (Dea. ).

Catherine

Charles

Daniel

Elijah

Hannah. .

John

Joseph

Joseph William.. .
Joseph William. .

Mary

Mary

Mary Elizabeth . .
Samuel Converse,
York.

Harriet Ann

Yoixo.

Josephine Willian)

inc

Lydia



A. D. EPITAPHS.



. 1838
^ 1807

ISOl
1843
1807

1840

ISIS
1836
1795
1836 .
1831 .
1828 .
1841 .
1811 .
1S27 .
1825 .
1827 .
1796 .
1S17 .
1S32 .
1814 .

1840 .



1843 .

1838 .,



. 254
. 39

. 23
. 362
. 42

. 362

. 90

. 231

6

. 234

. 192

160

287

59

156

156

156

15

353

196

362

278



PROPOSED INSCRIPTION FOR TABLET/



MONTVALE AVENUE BURIAL-GROUND.

FIRST OPENED AS A PARISH BURIAL-GROUND BY THE FIRST PARISH, 1794, AND
PURCHASED BY THE TOWN, 1824.



WITHIN THIS GROUND ARE BURIED

JOSHUA RICHARDSON,
SAMUEL WRIGHT,
NATHAN PARKER,
JOHN LYMAN,

VICTIMS OF THE FALL OF THE CLAPP HOUSE-FRAME, JULY 14, 1807.



JACOB COGGIN, 1803,

SCHOOL-MASTER AND PREACHER.



COLONEL ABIJAH WHEELER, 1812.



MRS. BETSEY CHICKERING, 1815.



SAMUEL THOMPSON, 1820,

MAGISTRATE AND DIARIST.



FRANCIS KITTRIDGE, 1827,
SYLVANUS PLYMPTON, 1836,
RUFUS WYMAN,



♦ See Woburn Journal, Nov. 30, 1^83.



LONGEVITY IN WOBURN.

By William R. Cuttkh.



LoxGKViTY. — Closely connected with the subjects last treated* are the
facts of longevity. A list of all the persons found in the records to the
present time, who have died in Woburn at the age of 80 years and over,
has been made; and the list, is much longer than might be supposed, tlie
later years, owing to the increased population and the improved methods
of subsistence, showing a large number. Previous to the Ke volution, it
was not customary to record the ages in the town records, and such ages
as are found are taken from gravestones. The town record of deaths
begins in 1G42. Tlie first recorded age of a person over SO is in I'VJ'J.
For one hundred years, to 170!), the list is a short one. For the half-cen-
tury from 17U9 to 1850, the list is a longer one; and from IS50 to the
present time, it is longer tlian all the rest put together.

From ItVjO to 1790, the whole number is C,S \ over 00 are IS. The name
of Richardson is represented by 8 persons: Johnson, by ij : Wright, ."i :
Reed, 4; Wyman, 4; Symnies, 3; all others, 38. Of 05 years and over,
are 10; l,0.i; 5,96; 1, 07; 1, OS; and 2, 00. The names of these very
aged persons were as follows : —

James Converse, 1715, 95; Judith Tyng (^widow of Col. Jonathan^ 173i;,
99; George Reed. Kof), 9(5; Abigail Baldwin (widow of IlenryV 1771, :ir, ;
Catherine Spear (widoM' of John), 1775, Of!; 3//'. Terry. 1777.08; Judith
Proctor. 1783, OG; Sanuiel Carter, 1787, 9G; Rebecca Russell (widow of
Samuel), 1791, 00; Joseph Johnson, 170S, 07.

From 1799 to 1850, the whole number is 115; over 00 are 22. The name
of Richardson is represented by 20 persons; Thompson, by 7: Reed, G;
Johnson, 5; Kentlall, 5; Converse, 4; Leathe, 4 ; Wyman, 4; all others,
60. Of 95 years and over, are 8; over 100, 2; over 110, 1; the oldest
being accredited Avith the age of 115. There are 5 of 9G; 1 of OS; 1 of
104 ; and 1 of 115 years of aire. The names of these were as follows : —

Chloe, a black (belonging to Medford), 1804, 104; Joseph Richard!<on,
1823, 96; Prince Walker, a black man, 1825, 115 ; U'ido'c Holden, 1830, OG ;
Abel Richardson, 1831, Oi". ; Edward Kichardson, 1S37, OG; Keziali Thomp-
son, 1845. OG; Abigail Flagg, 1847, 08.

From 1850 to Aug. ;10, ISS'.i, the whole luimber is 330; over 00, 44;
over 100, ;>. Two are accredited with tlie age of 110; 1 was 101; 2 were
99 ; 2, 97 ; 1, 96 ; 2, 95, The names of the ten oldest were as follows : —



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156* LONGEVITY IN WOBUKX.

Susanna Ash, 1854, 05 years, 9 months; Mary McLaughlin, 18G4, 07;
Mary Kichardson, 1804, 09 years, 7 months, 14 days; Jesse Converse,
1804, 99 years, 5 months, 8 days; Joshua Converse, 1808, 101 years, 1"!
days; Ellen O'Neil, 1872, 06 years, 5 months, 10 days; Ruth Wood, 1882,
95 years, 22 days; Dolly Taylor, 1882, 07 years, 2 months, 25 days;
Mary McVicker, 1885, 110; Jane Burkeland, 1888, 110.

The ages in the above list are those given in the to\vn records. In the
case of very aged persons, the estimated age is apt to be placed too high
In the last century, the contemporary diarist would often record that such
and such a person died " aged 00 or more " ; "02 or more " ; " aged 00 or
■97"; "almost 100," etc.; showing a praiseworthy caution in accepting
the facts currently stated; and our examination of sucli data shows that
the lesser number given is nearer the truth; as, for instance, the person
" aged 90 or more," is actually found to be 00, or more nearly 00 tlian any
other age. It is also true that there appears to be very little examination,
if any, of the local records, in many of these cases, to ascertain the exact
date of birth ; the friends evidently falling back upon the old habit of
fixing the years by comparison with the dates of occurrences that were
believed to have happened about the same time; and, in this, they
depended much on their memory, not depending on accurate chronological
records, which were not generally kept. There is no reason to doubt,
however, that the persons mentioned were very f)ld. and that they all had
lived till they were upwards of a century, even if the time of their birth is
not substantiated by tiie presence of accurate written records. The facts
we have given may not be valuable scientifically, but are interesting his-
torically. It will be noticed that three of the oldest persons in our list
are blacks, aged respectively, 104, 110, and ll.J; these aaes may be much
•exaggerated, but it is a fact stated by scientists, that wliile the life of a
negro in Africa may be short, the negro, wiien transplanted to America,
enjoj'S a longer life, longer, perhaps, on an average, than the majority of
the whites. Thus tliere are many centenarians among that race. A few
particulars regarding the persons Avhose names we have cited as instances
of extreme longevity are here given.

Of the first group (1(;00-1709), Jamhs Convkrse, died" in the 95th year
of his age," —gravestone, — was the last survivor of the thirty-two sub-
scribers to the town orders of Woburn, KMO, or of the original Woburu
settlers of that year. lie came to this country with his father, Edward
Converse, when he was about ten years old. Judith Tyxg was formerly
the wife of the Rev. Jabez Fox, of Wolmrn, and daughter of the elder
Rev. John Reyner, minister of I'lyinouth, and of Dover, N. 11., also. She
died " in the 90th year of her age," — gravestone, — on which she is said to
have been " a woman of n;ost exemplary virtue and piety, rich in grace,
ripe for glory." Her epitaph is given by her descendant Ahlen, Coll., I-,
229; also in Sewall's Woburu, 14.'. Tlie Rev. Timotliy Alden, Coll.. I.. 225,
published in 1814, gives also an extended account of the family of Rev.



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LONGEVITY Ix\ WOBUIIN. 157*

Jabez Fox, his ancestor. Savaire does not give the date of birth of Judith
(Keynei-Fox) Tyug, but credits her as the issue of her father's second
marriage, which occurred iu 1642. According to her gravestone, her
birth would appear to have occurred in 1638 ; and if she Avas rhe issue of
a marriage that occurred in lGi2, her age is evidently overstated. There
is this to say, however; her family connections by blood and marriage
were of the highest to be found in the Colonies, both for intelligence and
wealth, and weight of character, and Savage may be mistaken in assign-
ing her as the child of a later marriage of her father, when she may have
been a child of an earlier marriage, or of his first. We cannot believe
otherwise than that her family connections were persons of sufficient
intelligence to know her precise age, and that they saw to it that her age
was correctly given on her gravestone.

She is also the person referred to in the papers on the Fox-Jackson
ministerial controversy in Woburn, where an ex-parte council of Mr.
Jackson's own choosing, in December, 1746, passed an unfavorable juds:-
ment upon his conduct, touching that part of Article G, of the accusations
of the complainants against him, in which, after the liev. John Fox and
his wife had put up a note desiring that the death of their " aged mother"'
might be sanctified, etc., Mr. Jackson tlien prayed in a maimer highly
unbecoming to a Christian minister.

George Ref.d died '• in the 96th year of his age,"— gravestone,— was a
deacon, and was born in Woburn, Sept. 14. 1660; his age was therefore
correctly given as his 06th year, since he was actually 'J5 years, 4 months,
6 days old. (Cf. Sewall's Woburn, 631, 632; History Heed Fani., 105.)

Abigail B.\ldwin was Abigail Fisk before marriage. Samuel Thonir.-
son, Esq., the diarist, says her age was "96 or 07" when she died,
and her name is tlie first in his consecutive list of deaths. She was born
in Cambridge. " 1. 2. 1674" [April 1, 1674]. (Cambridge Eecords. ) She
was therefore about 06 years, 9 months, and her age, as stated above,
is quite correctly given. (C/. Paige's Cambridge, 546; Hudson's Lex
ington, 63,70; Vinton's Richardson Memorial, 44, 45.)

CATiiEniXE Spkaii and Mr. Ferry. These two were temporary residents
it is supposed, in the town, on account of the Revolutionary War. The
town contained a number of refugees at that period. Neither are their
names those of long-standing Woburn families at that time. " Old :*Irs.
Spear" died, aged "almost 100," says S. Thompson in his list; but he
omits all mention of old Mr. Perry. In the absence of other data of a
definite character, tlie presumption is that the facts of very advanced age,
as given in the cases of these two old persons, are evidently correct.*



* The Widow Spear residtil iu Rev. John Marrctt's pari:'h (Woburn Second Preeiuct, now
Burlington), and he attended her funeral, which occurrod on Nov. 30, 1775. John Spear,
probably her husband, was one of the original members of the Burlington, or Woburn, Pie-
cinct Church, l"oo. She was, therefore, a more permanent resident than the etatement above
made would imply.



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158* LONGEVITY IN WOBURN.

Judith Pkoctoi:. The same remarks in the above two oases apply in
part to this. Slie is not mentioned in S. Thompson's list. We have no
definite iuformatioa, other than the record of her death.

Samuel Cartkr. " Capt. Samuel Carter," says S. Thompson, " died,"
and was " buried this week " (Jan. 21-27, 1787), " aged 92 years or more."
Died Jan. 21, 17S7, aged 1)2, according to gravestone at Arlington. He
was born in Woburn, Oct. 31, 1G94, and, at his death, was actually i>2
years, 2 months, 20 days. His age, as given in the records, is therefor^
overstated, the record of the diarist and the gravestone being right.
(C/. Sewall's Woburn, 598: Cutter's Cutter Family, 44, 377; Cutter's
Arlington, 201, 202.)

Rebecca Russell. " AVidow Russell died, aged about 98,"" says S. Thomp-
son in diary. Her maiden name was Kendall. She was born in Woburn,
Jan. 20, 1G94-0. Her actual age at death was 9G years. 6 mouths, or dHh-
Her age, as given in the records, was therefore overstated. (C/. Sew-
all's Woburn, ';21 ; Locke's Book of the Lockes, 28 ; N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg.,
XXXIX., 20).

Joseph Johxsox. "Lieut. Joseph Johnson, 2d Parish, died, aged 97."
remarks S. Thompson in his diary. He was born in Woburn. Fob. 9,
1701-2. If this date is correct, his age is but little overstated ; and if 1701
is the year, 97 years is right. {Cf. Poole's W. W. Prov. introd. cYi.')

Of the second group Cl799-lSr)0). Chloe, the black, is described by S.
Thompson in his tliary as an •' aged negro woman." dying in Woburn. l)ut
"buried at Medford " : slie being "said to be 100 years old."

Joseph RicnARi>soy was born in Woburn, Feb. 9, 172G-7. His age
was therefore correctly stated. {Cf. Vinton's R. INIem., 254, 255, and his
"ViiitouMem., 389.)

Prince Walker, the black man, was an interesting character. He was
the servant or slave of the Rev. Timoth.y Walker, the lirst minister of
Concord, N. II. Tlie master originated in Woburn, and the slave is sup-
posed to have originated here also, though his birth is not discoverable on
the records. That he died at the Woburn almshouse, after an e.\tended
residence there, would show that he was probably a native of the town.
The Countess of Rumford, graud-daugliter of Rev. Timothy Walker,
alludes to him in her memoirs. ( Cf. Ellis's Life of Rumford, 228 : Diaries
of Rev. Timothy Walker, ed. 1889. 25, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 44, 45; Bou-
ton's Concord, N. IL, 252, 253.)

Winow Holdex. No further detinite information. A reference to the
church records has led to an examination of the early printed church cata-
logues for the full name of this person, and in that of 1827, the name of
Abigail Holden, adm., Nov., 1817, is found; alive in 1S27,— called Mrs.
William Holden, in that of 18;'.2, in which her name is erased as a person
deceased; the copies referred to being marked copies belonging to the
churcli olUcers.

AiiEL RiCH.\Rosox. "iEt. 9G," — gravestone. He was born in Woburn,



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LONGEVITY IN WOBURN. 159*

Oct. 23, 1736. His age, at death, therefore, would be 04 years, 7 month:?,
4 days, ^tatis sigiiities -'year of age"; the equivalent of the phrase
"in the — th year of his (or her) age,"' so frequently used on the stones
in the FU-st (or earliest) Eurying-Ground. Abel Richardson was interred
in the Second Burying-Ground. He evidently died in his Ooth year, and
his age In the records and on the gravestone is overstated. {Cf. Vin-
ton's R. Mem., 257, and his Vinton Mem., 300; Thompson's Thompson
Mem., 83.)

Edwakd Richaudsox. " ^Et. 00," — gravestone. He was born in Read-
ing, Aug. 25, 1743, and his age at death was 04 years. 2 mouths, 22 days.
His age in the records and on the gravestone is therefore overstated. The
gravestone in the Second Burying-Ground was •' erected by Job Richard-
son," a son. {Cf. Vinton's R. Mem. 251, 252; Vinton Mem 38S, 380.)

Keziau Tiio.MPSOX. Unmarried. Born in Woburn, Ft-l). 15, 1747-8.
Age at death, 97 years, 25 days, if the year of birth is correctly placed.
She was certainly OG years old, and her age as given in the reconls is
not overstated. {Cf. Thompson's Thompson ;Mem., 33.)

Abigail Flagg. The Guide-post, Woburn, Feb. 4, 1847, under deaths,
has this notice, " In this town. Widow Abigail Flagg, 00 years,"' — one
year more than the age credited to her in the records. She was liorn at
Wilmington, March 9, 1747-48, and lier age, therefore, would be OS vc-ar^.
10 months, 22 days, if the double date is correctly placed. < )nc auiliority
says she was l)cru March 0, 1747 ; while another says the date was March
9, 1748. The earlier date would make her age 00. Her maiden name was
Thompson. {Cf. Thompson's Thompson xMem., 37.)

Of the third group (1850 to Aug. 30, 18S0), the following particular- may
be given : —

Sus.\.xxA xVsii. Age given as 05, in deaths, Woburn JourimJ. March 18,
1854. Widow. Born at Ipswicli. Maiden name, Marshall. ( Cf. Wol)arn
Records, and gravestone in Wolturn cemetery.)

Maky McLoughi.ix or McLalgiilix. Age given as 07, in deaths,
Woburn Journal, March 10, 18G4. Widow. Native of Ireland. Parents
unknown. Brief notice of death in Woburn Tinrns7n(ni, ^March 18, 18G4.
Maiden name, McFall. (Records.)

Maky Richakdso.n. Unmarried. Born in Woburn, Aug. 18, 17G4,
daughter of .Abel Richardson, of the second group. Her age is correctly
given in the records. Her birthplace was Reading, according to an extended
notice of her death in Woburn Toirnsrnitn. {Cf. Vinton's R. Mem.. 257,
and his Vinton ^Icm., 300; Woburn Journal, deaths, April 2, 1^G4 : Wo-
burn loicnsman, April 1, 18G4.)

Jkssk Coxvkhse. Born in Woburn, Feb. 0. 17G5. ( Cf. Sewall's Woluirn,
COG; Woburn Journal, deaths, and brief notice, July 23, 18G4 ; also a long
notice in Woburn Toinisman, July 22, 1SG4 ; also N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg.,
XII., 224; XVIII., 378.)

Joshua Coxvkksi:. Born in Woburn, Jan. 20, 17G7. Brother of the



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preceding. ( Cf. Scwall's Woburn, GOG, 007 ; Woburn Journal, notices, Feb.
23, 18G7; leb. 8, 15, 22, 1868; N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., XII., L'24.)

Ellex O'Neil. a native of Ireland, maiden name Murphy. Widow at
decease. {Cf. WoI)urn Advertiser, Sept. 6, 1872, and Woburn Journal,
Sept. 7, 1872, death.s.)

EuTH Wood. Widow. Maiden name Richardson. Born in Stoneham,
April 16, 17S7. {Cf. Vinton's R. Mem., 328; Woburn Journal, deatlis.
May 12, 1882; Woburn Ad.certiscr, deatlis and brief notice, 3Iay 11, 1882.)

Dolly Taylor. Widow. Maiden name Robie. Born in Springfield,
N. H., May 13, 1785. (Cf. Woburn Journal, May 19, 1882, for mention;
iMd.,Ang. 11, 1882, and Woburn Advertiser, Aug. 10, 1882, deaths and ]>rief



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