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First Burial Ground
of Woburn

Park Street - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts


Earliest mention of this Burial Ground in the Town records is 1662. There are no stones standing earlier than one double dated 1689-90.

The number of interments represented by headstones during the period 1700 to 1750 is 122. In 1866, the number of epitaphs was 269, which is four less than were there in 1847. One stone was erected in 1872 and one in 1875 to a hero of 1775 (Asahel Porter), bringing the total to 275.

Some stones have been relocated due to encroachments of its original territory. Since these changes have been small, there's been little change in the appearance of the yard.

First Burial Grounds - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
First Burial Grounds, Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Officers in the Indian Wars

Captain Edward Johnson - 1672
Deacon Josiah Convers - 1690
Major James Converse - 1706

Ministers

Thomas Carter - 1684
Jabez Fox - 1703
Edward Jackson - 1754
John Fox - 1756
Colonel Jonathan Tyng - 1724
Colonel Eleazer Flagg - 1726
Nathaniel Saltonstall, Esq. - 1739
Mistress Elizabeth Cotton - 1742
Benjamin Thompson - 1755 (Father of Count Rumford)

Victims of the Battle Of Lexington and Concord

Daniel Thompson & Asahel Porter

Revolutionary Soldiers

To Whom We Are Greatly Indebted!

Baldwin, Loammi 1807 Brooks, Zachariah 1792
Burbeen, Joseph 1794 Fowle, James 1779
Frothingham, Thomas 1776 Gardner, Samuel 1790
Lamson, John 1776 Thompson, Daniel 1775
1776 Porter, Asahel 1775
Rhodes, Jacob 1776 Richardson, Ebenezer 1783
Richardson, Stephen 1783 Richardson, Stephen 1787
Simonds, Benjamin 1783

Epitaphs

 

In Memoriam, Deacon Edward Convers, Born: Wakerly, County of Northampton, England, January 30, 1590 Landed: Salem, Mass. June 12, 1630, In Company of Governor Winthrop, Died: Woburn, Mass. August 10, 1663. Founder: City of Woburn, Mass. And First Church, Woburn. Forefather of The Converse Family in America. Erected In His Memory By His descendants - The Converse Family In America - 1961.

Here lies the Ancestors of Presidents Pierce, Harrison, Cleveland and Roosevelt. First Burial Ground, open prior to 1662 and probably coeval with the settlement of Woburn A.D. 1672. Here were buried Captain Edward Johnson - 1672, and other early inhabitants of Woburn for whom no memorial exists. Deacon Josiah Converse - 1690 (Earliest stone); Major James Converse - 1705 (Officer in the Indian Wars).


 Here lyes the body of Deacon Josias Convers, aged 72 years, deceased the 3rd of February, 1689-90.

"Memento Mori - Fugit Hora"

Deacon Josiah Converse, eldest son of Deacon Edward and Sarah Converse, was born in England; came with his father to New England, 1630; and to Woburn, 1641; was deacon of Woburn Church, 1674. He married Esther Champney, March 26, 1651, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the church in Cambridge.


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Here lyes buried the body of Captain Josiah Convers, who departed this life, July the 15th, 1717, in the 58th year of his age.

Captain Josiah Converse, son of Deacon Josiah Converse, was born March 15, 1660. Married Ruth Marshall, October 8, 1685; was familiarly know by the title of Captain, and much employed in the town business.


Timothy Convers, son of Josias and Ruth Convers, aged two months, died September 5, 1693.

Timothy Converse, son of Captain Josiah Converse and Ruth (Marshall) Converse, born July, 1693.


Josias Convuers, son of Josias and Ruth Convers, aged 3 years, died December 30, 1693.

Josiah Converse, son of Captain Josiah and Ruth (Marshall) Converse, born February 8, 1690-91.


Here lyes ye body of Ann Convers, wife to James Convers, aged 69 years, died August the 10th, 1691.

Ann (Long) Converse, wife to Ensign James Converse, otherwise Lieutenant Converse, was daughter of Robert Long, of Charlestown, and married Converse, October 24, 1643.


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Edward Convers, son of Edward and Sarah Convers, aged 3 dayes, died 28th of October, 1691.

Edward Converse, son of Edward and Sarah Stone Converse.


Here lyes ye body of Sarah Convers, who deceased December ye 10th, 1713, in ye 25th year of her age.

Sarah Converse, daughter of Edward and Sarah (Stone) Converse, born September 14, 1689.


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Here lyes the body of Lieutenant James Fowle, aged 49 years, died ye 17th day of December, 1690.

Lieutenant James Fowle, supposed son of George Fowle, of Concord, was taxed in Woburn, 1666; was a cordwainer by trade, and probably had a shop on land behind the "Bell Hill," now "Powder House Hill." His wife Abigail married, April 18, 1692, Ensign Samuel Walker. Lieutenant Fowle was constable of Woburn in 1672.


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Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Margery Carter, wife of Captain Samuel Carter, who departed this life, September ye 27th, 1769; Aged 71 years.

"Blessed are the Dead that die in ye Lord"

 Margery (Dickson) Carter, first wife of Capt. Samuel Carter, married June 30, 1719; daughter of John and Margery (Winship) Dickson, of Cambridge, and baptized there, December 11, 1698. Capt. Samuel Carter was born October 31, 1694; son of Lt. John and Ruth (Burnham) Carter. He married, second, Mrs. Rebecca (Cutter) Hill, of Menotomy, December 10, 1770, and died January 21, 1787, being buried in Arlington old burial ground, where his gravestone is standing.


Margery Carter, daughter of Samuel and Margery Carter, Died September 23d, 1728, Aged 3 years, 8 months and 6 days.

Margery Carter, daughter of Captain Samuel and Margery (Dickson) Carter, born January 19, 1724-25.


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Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Ruth Carter, Wife to Lieut. John Carter, who deceased January 10th, 1724; in ye 55th Year of her Age.

Ruth (Burnham) Carter, wife to Lt. John Carter, married June 20, 1678.


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Here lyes ye body of John Carter, son of John and Ruth Carter, who died May ye 21, 1705, in ye 20 year of his age.

John Carter, son of Lieutenant John and Ruth Burnham Carter, born August 8, 1685.


Abigail Carter - 1772

Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Abigail Carter, Widow to Lieut. Jabez Carter, Who departed this life, February ye 3rd, 1772; Aged 73 years.

"The Memory of ye Just is Blessed"

  Abigail (Manning) Carter, widow of Lt. Jabez Carter, married July 2, 1723, in Cambridge.


Here lyes buried the body of Lt. Jabez Carter, who departed this life, July the 10th, 1771, Aged 71 years.

Lt. Jabez Carter, born September 17, 1700, son of Lt. John and Ruth (Burnham) Carter. He married Abigail Manning, of Cambridge. Jabez Carter, of Woburn, owned the Covenant (Cambridge) Church, August 30, 1724.


Sybil Carter - 1775

In Memory of Sibyl Carter, daughter of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Sibyl Carter, who died August 27th, 1775; Aged 2 years, 6 months.

Sybil Carter, daughter of Jonathan and Sybil (Johnson) Carter, born February 14, 1773. Her parents were married in Woburn, January 27, 1768. Jonathan Carter, her father, was admitted to membership in Woburn First Church, January 13, 1770; and Sybil Carter, wife of Jonathan, her mother, was admitted likewise to the same church, November 26, 1775. Her father, Jonathan Carter, born December 16, 1739, son of Lt. Jabez and Abigail (Manning) Carter, died May 20, 1790. Her mother, Sybil (Johnson) Carter, widow, died November 17, 1797, aged fifty-four.


In Memory of Joseph Johnson Carter, son of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Sybil Carter, who died September 15th, 1775; Aged 7 months.

Joseph Johnson Carter, son of Jonathan and Sybil (Johnson) Carter, born February 12, 1775.


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Here lyes buried ye body of Lieut. John Carter, who deceased April ye 8th, Anno Domi. 1727; Aged 75 years.

Lieutenant John Carter, son of Captain John Carter and Elizabeth (first wife), was born February 6, 1652-53, married Ruth Burnham.


Here lies ye body of ye Reverend Mr. Jabez Fox, Pastour of ye Church of Christ in Woburn 23 years & aged 56 years , deceased February ye 28th, 1702/3.

Reverend Jabez Fox, probably a native of Cambridge, Mass., and a lineal descendant of John Fox, the martyrologist, graduated at Harvard College, 1665; settled, as colleague, with Reverend Thomas Carter, the first minister of Woburn, September 5, 1679; and fell a victim to the small-pox in Boston, February 28, 1702-3, aged 56.  


William Batman, son of John and Abigail Batman, aged 1 year & 9 months, died ye 7 of July, 1692.

William Bateman, son of John and Abigail (Richardson) Bateman, born September 29, 1690. His father, enlisting from Woburn in Philip's War, came originally from Concord (son of Thomas), and after the war, settled, married (June 30, 1681), and reared a family in Woburn.


Here lyes ye Body of Mary Waters, wife of Samuel Waters, deceased December 10th 1721, in ye 68th year of her age.

Mary Waters, wife of "Sergt." Samuel Waters, an inhabitant of Woburn of 1675, to whom and wife, Mary, were born twelve children between 1675 and 1696.


Susanna Richardson - 1726

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Susanna Richardson, wife to Mr. Joseph Richardson, who deceased March ye 6th 1726, aged about 29 years.

Susanna Richardson, wife of Joseph Richardson; probably Joseph, born June 25, 1674, son of Isaac Richardson, and grandson of Thomas Richardson, the emigrant.


Here lyes ye Body of John Wyman, son of Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Elizabeth Wyman, deceased July the 9th, 1721, in ye 21st year of his age.

John Wyman, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Richardson) Wyman, born December 11, 1700, graduated at Harvard College, 1721, same year he died.


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Elizabeth Brooks, died June 8th, 1755, aged 10th weeks.

Elizabeth Brooks, born April 8, 1755, daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Fowle-Richardson) Brooks.

Elizabeth Brooks, died February 12th, 1758, aged 8 months

Elizabeth Brooks, born November 6, 1727, daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Fowle-Richardson) Brooks.

"Children of Mr. Nathan Brooks and Ms. Elizabeth Brooks"


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Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Hannah Brooks, wife to Mr. John Brooks, who died April 14th 1742, aged 26 years & 10 months.

Hannah (Cutter) Brooks, wife to John Brooks, son of Jabez and Hephzibah (Cutter) Brooks, daughter of Deacon John and Lydia (Harrington) Cutter, of Cambridge, born June 14, 1715.


Isaac Brooks - 1768

Here lyes ye body of Mr. Isaac Brooks, who departed this life, March ye 23rd, 1768, in ye 38th year of his age.

Isaac Brooks, born July 31, 1729, son of Nathan and Sarah (Wyman) Brooks; married Joanna Holden (intention dated June 23, 1753), and both were admitted members of Woburn First Church, December 6, 1761.


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Here lyes buried ye Body of Mr. Joshua Sawyer, who died March 1st, Anno Dom. 1737, Aged 54 years.

Joshua Sawyer, born June 20, 1684, son of Joshua and Sarah (Wright) Sawyer of Woburn; selectman, 1704, 1711-1712; married Mary Carter. Mary Sawyer, widow of Joshua; Joshua, eldest son; Mary Richardson, a daughter (wife of Stephen Richardson); John; a son; Ruth Wright; a daughter; Sarah, Abigail; Samuel Tidd; a son-in-law, - all named in a record of 1738.


William Carter, son of Samuel and Margery Carter, died October 6th, 1728, Aged 1year, 11 months & 11 days.

William Carter, son of Captain Samuel and Margery (Dickson) Carter, born October 25, 1726.


Nathan Wyman - 1773

In Memory of Mr. Nathan Wyman, Who departed this life, February the 4th, A. D. 1773, in ye 78th year of his age. (Broken - Maybe Nathan Wyman, as this stone is next to his wife, Huldah Wyman.)

"He was a kind Husband, A tender Parent, A Good Master, a Faithfull Friend
A Generous Neighbour, Charitable to the Poor, Prudent, Diligent and Frugal in his worldly Affairs.
A promoter of peace in Church & State, Upright and Honest in all his Dealing with men.
Constant, Sincere & devout in the Worship of God, Useful in Life, Peaceful and Happy in Death.
Mark the Perfect man & Behold ye Upright, For the End of that man is peace."

Nathan Wyman, born January 8, 1695-96, son of Sergeant John and Hannah (Farrer) Wyman, of Woburn; married Huldah Simonds; was a wheelwright; a subscriber of the covenant of Woburn First Church, in 1756; ancestor of Nathan Wyman, Esq., the present (1872) town clerk of Woburn.


Jonathan Blanchard - 1727

  Jonathan Blanchard, son of Jacob and Abigail Blanchard, deceased September 14th, 1727, in ye 7th year of his age. (Footstone)

Jonathan Blanchard, son of Jacob and Abigail Blanchard.


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Here lyes ye body of Phillip Alexander(s), son of Philip, Jun'r. and Sarah his wife, who died May 13th, 1754, in ye 18th year of his age.

Philip Alexander, born February 12, 1736-37, son of Philip, Jr., and Sarah (Sawtelle?) Alexander. His parents were married in Woburn, July 1, 1736.


Lydia Thompson - 1788

In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Thompson, 2nd wife of Samuel Thompson, Esq., who departed this life, October 19th, 1788, aged 54 years.

Lydia (Jones) Thompson, of Concord, married Samuel Thompson, Esq., February 26, 1770, his second wife; maiden name, Wheeler perhaps.  His first wife was Abigail Tidd.  Esther Wyman, his third wife, died before his decease, in 1818.  He died in 1820.


Henry Gardner - 1763

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Henry Gardner, who departed this life, December ye 16th, 1763, aged 66 years.

Henry Gardner, born August 2, 1698, son of Henry and Elizabeth Gardner.


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Here lyes ye body of Elizabeth Gardne'r, wife to Henery Gardner, aged 43 years, died June 3d, 1703.

Elizabeth Gardner, first wife of Henry Gardner.


Ebenezer Converse - 1765

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Ebenezer Converse, who departed this life, September ye 6th, 1765, in ye 56th year of his age.

Ebenezer Converse, born November 1, 1708, son of Capt. Robert and Mary (Sawyer) Converse, and grandson of Maj. James Converse, was a selectman of Woburn, 1743, 1753, and 1764, and admitted to membership in Woburn First Church, November, 1758. He married wife, Ruth. His house was in "Carter's Quarter" (South Village), 1742.


Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Benjamin Tompson, who departed this life, November ye 7th, 1755, Aged 25 years.

Benjamin Thompson, son of Captain Ebenezer and Hannah (Converse) Thompson, born November 27, 1729, and descended from the family ancestor, James Thompson. Married Ruth, daughter of Lieut. James and Mary (Fowle) Simonds. Intention of marriage dated May 30, 1752. Was father of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (born Woburn, March 26, 1753.) Ruth (Simonds) Thompson, the mother of Rumford, married a second husband, Josiah Peirce, Jr. She died in Flintstown, Maine after 1811.


Benjamin Brooks, son of Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Susanna Brooks, died September 1st, 1749, aged 8 weeks and 4 days.

Benjamin Brooks, son of Benjamin and Susanna (Kendall) Brooks, born July 2, 1749.


Benjamin Brooks, son of Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Susanna Brooks, died August 17th, 1753, aged 3 years, 1 month and 27 days.

Benjamin Brooks, son of Benjamin and Susanna (Kendall) Brooks, born June 2, 1750.


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In Memory of Joanna Skinner, daughter of Mr. John and Mrs. Susanna Skinner, who died June ye 5th, 1782,  Aged 3 years and 6 months.

Joanna Skinner, born December 11, 1778, daughter of John and Susanna (Fassett) Skinner, both of Woburn, married September 8, 1770.


Here lies the body of Mrs. Martha Skinner, Widow of Mr. John Skinner, who departed this life, March the 7th, 1780, Aged 61 years.

Martha (Whitmore) Skinner, widow of John Skinner, daughter of John and Mary (Lane) Whitmore, of Medford, born April 22, 1719.  "John Skinner, of Charlestown," and "Martha Whitmore, of Medford," were married December 22, 1743. (Medford Records)


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Here lyes the body of John Burbeen, aged about 86 years, who deceased January the 8th, 1713.

John Burbeen, said to have come from Scotland, was a tailor, and married Sarah Gould, April 16, 1660; was constable of Woburn, 1679, and selectman, 1692. Reverend Joseph Burbeen, a grandson, graduate of Harvard College, 1731, died 1794; was interred in the grave of the above, by request.


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Here lyes ye body of Richard Gardner, aged about 79 years, died May 29, 1698.

Richard Gardner came from County Surrey, England; settled in Woburn, and married Anna Blanchard, of Acton, October 18, 1651.


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Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Henry Gardner, aged 57 years, deceased February the 20th 1713/14.

(Footstone - Mr. Henry Gardner)

Henry Gardner, son of Richard Gardner, born February 12, 1657-58, married wife Elizabeth, died 1703 and (2d) Hannah Prescott, who survived him.


Susanna Cotton - 1748

Here lyes buried ye body of Susanna Cotton, daughter of ye Reverend Mr. Josiah and Mrs. Susanna Cotton, Obt. 3d August 1748, age 10.

Susanna Cotton, daughter of Reverend Josiah and Susanna Cotton. Her father was pastor of the Third Church in Woburn from 1747 to 1756.


Elizabeth Cotton - 1742

Here lyes the remains of Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of the Reverend Roland Cotton, late of Sandwich Dec'd, who died a VIRGIN, October 12th, 1742, aged 46.

"If a Virgin Marry She hath not Sinned Nevertheless Such shall have trouble in the Flesh, but He that giveth her not in Marriage doth better, She is happier if She so abide"

Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of Reverend Roland Cotton, Sandwich, and Elizabeth (Saltonstall-Dennison) Cotton, sister of Reverend Josiah Cotton, pastor of the Third Church in Woburn from 1747 to 1756, and afterwards minister at Sandown, N. H.; also sister of Colonel Roland Cotton, a once prominent citizen of Woburn, unmarried as her singular epitaph pointedly intimates. She was of "good repute" as "vertuous, usefull & obliging in her Day," etc. Her slab lies upon the only table monument in the yard. The table monument is the Saltonstall tomb and stone.

Nathaniel Saltonstall


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Here lyes ye body of Abigail Richardson, daughter of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Abigail Richardson, who died October 2d, 1747, aged 25 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Abigail Richardson, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Wyman) Richardson, born October 29, 1721.


Abigail Wyman - 1772 - Headstone

Abigail Wyman - 1772 - Footstone

Here lies buried ye body of Mrs. Abigail Wyman, Consort of Deacon Samuel Wyman, who departed this life, August 31st, 1772, in ye 53rd year of her age.

"Here lyes ye wife of my youth, ye desires of my eyes"
 
Abigail (Hartwell) Wyman, first wife of Deacon Samuel Wyman, married December 30, 1742; daughter of Deacon Joseph and Ruhamah (Cutter) Hartwell. Deacon Samuel Wyman, her husband, was a prominent Revolutionary patriot and civil magistrate of Woburn, where he was born April 4, 1717, and died June 14, 1787. He was the son of Ensign Samuel and Susanna (Simonds) Wyman; chosen deacon of Woburn Church, 1764, to which he and his wife, Abigail, where admitted to membership, August 29, 1756; selectman of Woburn, 1766, 1768, 1769, 1770-75, 1780, etc.; treasurer, 1775, 1776; representative to Provincial Congress, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, etc, etc. December 12, 1777, he married Mary Green, widow, being the third of her four husbands.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Lydia Snow, Widow to Mr. Timothy Snow, who departed this life, April ye 27th, 1764, aged 81 years. (Footstone) Mrs. Lydia Snow

Lydia (Peirce) Snow, widow of Timothy Snow, married January 16, 1705-6; daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Bacon) Peirce, born May 25, 1683; and grand-daughter of Sergt. Thomas Peirce, of Woburn, 1643, died November 6, 1683.


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Here lyes ye body of Zechariah Snow, son of Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Lydia Snow, who departed this life, September 21st, AD, 1754, in ye 36th year of his age. (Footstone) Zechariah Snow 

Zechariah Snow, born August 15, 1719, son of Timothy and Lydia (Peirce) Snow.


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Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Timothy Snow, who departed this life, March 11th, 1747, in Ye 74th year of his age. (Footstone) Timothy Snow

Timothy Snow, born February 16, 1674-5; son of John Snow; grandson (?) of Richard Snow, the earliest of the name in Woburn, married Lydia Peirce.


Here lies buried the body of Mr. Isaac Snow, who departed this life, March the 31st, 1776, Aged 67 years.

Isaac Snow, born February 26, 1708-9, son of Timothy and Lydia (Peirce) Snow; married, first, Esther Converse, and second, Phebe Richardson.  Isaac Snow was treasurer of Woburn from 1740 to 1744, a selectman, 1756 and 1758; provided for the "French People" in Woburn, in 1756 and 1761; was a subscriber to the covenant of Woburn Church in 1756; did service on important committees, and is styled "Gentleman" in legal documents.  


Here lies buried the body of Mr. Timothy Snow, who departed this life, Sept'er ye 19th, 1775, Aged 69 years.

Timothy Snow, born February 19, 1706-7, son of Timothy and Lydia (Peirce) Snow.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Esther Snow, wife to Mr. Isaac Snow, who died March 30th, Anno. Domni., 1737, in ye 33d year of her age.

Esther (Converse) Snow, first wife of Isaac Snow, married July 8, 1732, daughter of Captain Robert and Mary (Sawyer) Converse, born October 1, 1704.


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Esther Snow, daughter of Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Esther Snow, died April 11th, 1739, in her 5th year.

Esther Snow, daughter of Isaac and Esther (Converse) Snow, born May 19, 1733.


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Here lyes the body of Jonathan Russell, aged 32 years and 10 months, who departed this life, ye 20th of June, 1708.

Jonathan Russell, son of John, Jr. and Sarah (Champney) Russell, born August 6, 1675. His father, an elder, and his granddaughter were prominent among the Baptists.


John Hartwell - 1734

Here lyes ye body of John Hartwell, son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Ruhamah Hartwell, who died May 1st, 1734, aged 19 years , 6 months and 27 days.

John Hartwell, son of Deacon Joseph and Ruhamah (Cutter) Hartwell, born October 3, 1714.


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Here lyes ye body of Priscilla Hartwell, daughter of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Ruhamah Hartwell, deceased August ye 28th, 1725, aged 15 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Priscilla Hartwell, daughter of Deacon Joseph and Ruhamah (Cutter) Hartwell, born May 26, 1710.


Deacon Joseph Hartwell - 1743

Here lyes buried ye body of Deacon Joseph Hartwell, who departed this life, November 15th, Anno. Domni., 1743, in ye 63rd year of his age.

Deacon Joseph Hartwell, son of John and Priscilla (Wright) Hartwell, of Concord, born January 24, 1680-81, married Ruhamah Cutter. He lived at the head of Mystic Pond (then in Charlestown), now in Arlington. From 1732 to 1743, he paid church rates in Woburn; was chosen deacon of Woburn Church, 1736. A large cedar tree has taken root in his grave.


Thomas Richardson - 1773

Here lies Buried the Body of Mr. Thomas Richardson, who departed this life, June the 13th, 1773, in ye 67th year of his age.

Thomas Richardson, born November 19, 1706, son of Samuel and Susanna Richardson. He married first, Mary Russell, and second, Sarah Brooks.


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Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Mary Holdin, wife to Mr. John Holdin, who departed this life, November ye 21st, 1749, in ye 49 year of her age.

Mary Holden, wife to John Holden; perhaps the John Holden living in April, 1756, and who died October, that year.


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Here lies the body of Ruth Wood, daughter of Mr. Josiah and Mrs. Abigail Wood, who died August ye 2d, 1736, in ye 37th year of her age.

Ruth Wood, born January 4, 1700, daughter of Josiah and Abigail Wood.


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Here lies the body of Joseph Wood, son of Josiah and Abigail Wood, aged 17 years & 8 months, died December 30th, 1743.

Joseph Wood, son of Josiah and Abigail Wood, and grandson of Josiah and Lydia (Bacon) Wood, of Charlestown, born in Woburn, April 25, 1696.


Doctor Edmund Richardson - 1761

Here lies buried ye body of Doctor Edmund Richardson, who departed this life, May ye 30th, 1761, in the 29th year of his age.

"Behold all you that do pass by, As you are now So once was I,
As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death & follow me"

Dr. Edmund Richardson, born July 9, 1732, son of Noah and Phebe (Walker) Richardson.


Abigail Richardson - 1768

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Richardson, daughter of Mr. Noah and Mrs. Phebe Richardson, who departed this life, July ye 23rd, 1768, Aged 26 years.

Abigail Richardson, daughter of Noah and Phebe (Walker) Richardson, born July 19, 1742.


Lucy Richardson - 1761

Here lies ye body of Mrs. Lucy Richardson, daughter of Mr. Noah and Mrs. Phebe Richardson, who departed this life, July ye 21st, 1761, Aged 24 years.

Lucy Richardson, daughter of Noah and Phebe (Walker) Richardson, born July 22, 1737.


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Rebeckah, daughter of Thomas and Rebeckah Richardson, died February 13th, 1717-18, Aged 1 year & 7 weeks.

Rebecca Richardson, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson, born December 21, 1716.


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Isaiah Richardson, son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Rebeckah Richardson, aged 4 years, 4 months & 2 days, deceased February 16th 1722-23.

Isaiah Richardson, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson, born October 13, 1718.


Rebecca Richardson - 1771 - Headstone

Rebecca Richardson - 1771 - Footstone

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Rebeckah Richardson, Wife to Mr. Thomas Richardson, who departed this life, April the 11th, 1771, in ye 79th year of her age.

Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson, wife to Thomas Richardson, married in Watertown, September 29, 1713; daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Johnson) Wyman, born November 11, 1693.


Mary Tay - 1747

Mary Tay, daughter of Mr. William and Mrs. Abigail Tay, died May 5, 1747, aged 1 year and 10 months.

Mary Tay, daughter of Lieutenant William and Abigail (Jones) Tay, born________.


Here lyes ye body of Ruth Tay, daughter of Mr. William and Abigail Tay, who died January 15, 1747, aged 10 years, 4 months and 25 days.

Ruth Tay, daughter of Lieutenant William and Abigail (Jones) Tay, born August 20, 1736.


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Here lyes ye body of Lieutenant James Thomson, aged 44 years, died September ye 4, 1693.

Lieutenant James Thompson, son of Simon and Mary (Converse) Thompson, and grandson of James Thompson, family ancestor, was born in Woburn, March 20, 1649; married (first) Hannah Walker, January 27, 1673-4; died February 4, 1685-6; and (second) Abigail Gardner, of Charlestown; married April 13, 1687. His widow married Deacon Edward Johnson.


Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Ebenezer Tompson of Charlestown, who died April 19th, Anno. Domni., 1741, in ye 58th year of his age.

Ebenezer Thompson, son of Lt. James and Hannah (Walker) Thompson, born July 26, 1683, married Mary Winn of Wilmington; was a tailor "of Charlestown"; moved to Medford.


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Here lyes buried the body of Mrs. Mary Tompson, Widow of Mr. Ebenezer Tompson, who departed this life, May ye 11th, A.D., 1755, aged 72 years.

Mary (Winn) Thompson, widow of Ebenezer Thompson.


Richard Thompson - 1718

Here lyes the body of Mr. Richard Thomson, aged 30 years, 9 months, and 16 days, deceased January ye 6th, 1718.

Richard Thompson, son of Lt. James and Abigail (Gardner) Thompson, born March 21, 1688.


Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Sarah Richardson, wife of Samuel Richardson, aged 62 years, who deceased, October ye 14th, 1717.

Sarah (Hayward-Howard) Richardson, fourth wife of Samuel Richardson, married September 8, 1680, then of Malden.


Here lyes ye body of Mr. Samuel Richardson, aged 66 years, died April ye 29th, 1712.

Samuel Richardson, son of Samuel Richardson the immigrant, and wife, Joanna, was born May 22, 1646 in Woburn. His first wife, Martha, died 1673, and he married (2) Hannah Kingsley, 1674, slain 1676; (3) Phebe Baldwin, married 1676, died 1679; and (4) Sarah Howard (Hayward), married 1680, died, his widow, 1717. April 10, 1676, his second wife and two of his children were slain by Indians at Woburn.


Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Eleazer Richardson, who departed this life April 17th, 1753, in ye 58th year of his age.

Eleazer Richardson, born February 10, 1692-3, son of Samuel and Sarah (Hayward) Richardson; married wife Susanna.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Susanna Richardson, wife to Mr. Eleazer Richardson, who died October 17th, 1754, in ye 39th year of her age.

Susanna Richardson, wife to Eleazer Richardson, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Carter, born October 20, 1715; marriage intention August 1, 1745.


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Here lyes the body of Mr. Thomas Lock, who deceased November ye 26th, 1717, in ye 29th year of his age

Thomas Locke, son of John and Elizabeth (Plympton) Locke, born April 5, 1688.


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Here lyes ye body of Mary Richardson, wife to Thomas Richardson, Jun'r, daughter of  Mr. John and Mrs. Joanne Russell, who died January 11th, 1741-2, aged 29 years, 3 months & 7 days.

Mary (Russell) Richardson, first wife of Thomas Richardson, married May 6, 1735; daughter of John and Joanna (Winn) Russell, born October 3, 1712,


Here lyes ye body of Esther Richardson, wife of Nathan Richardson, deceased November 10, 1727, in ye 27th year of her age.

Esther Richardson, first wife of Deacon Nathan Richardson.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Tabitha Richardson, wife to Mr. Nathan Richardson, who died November 25th, 1739, in ye 33d year of her age.

Tabitha (Kendall) Richardson, second wife of Deacon Nathan Richardson, married July 3, 1729; daughter of Samuel and Mary (Locke) Kendall, Woburn; born January 22, 1706-7.


Here lyes buried the body of Deacon Nathan Richardson, who departed this life, October 21st, 1775, in ye 74th year of his age.

Deacon Nathan Richardson, born in Woburn, June 24, 1701, son of John and Deborah Richardson, his father's first wife; was chosen deacon of Woburn Church, 1761; married first wife, Esther; second, Tabitha Kendall.  His third wife, Lydia, died 1776, and was buried by his side. (Double Stone)


Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Lydia Richardson, widow to Deacon Nathan Richardson, who departed this life, May 17th, 1776, in ye 85th year of her age.

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

Lydia Richardson, third wife and widow of Deacon Nathan Richardson.  She was born Lydia Whittemore, of Malden, and was married April 3, 1740.


Samuel Wyman - 1725

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Samuel Wyman, who deceased May 17th, 1725, aged about 58 years.

Samuel Wyman, born November 29, 1667, son of Francis and Abigail (Reed) Wyman, married Rebecca Johnson, 1692, daughter of Lt. Matthew and Rebecca (Wiswell) Johnson.


Here lyes ye body of Increase Winn, aged 28 years and 4 months, who deceased ye 1st of July, 1713.

Increase Winn, son of Increase and Hannah (Sawyer) Winn, and grandson of Edward and Joanna Winn, of Woburn, 1641, was born February 9, 1684-5. His father, Increase Winn, born December 5, 1641, was the first-born child recorded in Woburn.


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Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Timothy Winn, who departed this life, January 5th, Anno. Dom'i, 1752, Aged 65 years.

Timothy Winn, born February 27, 1686-87, son of Ensign Joseph and Rebecca (Reed) Winn, of Woburn; married Elizabeth Brooks, and second, Jane Belknap, married February 18, 1729-30; died of small-pox, May 1775.


Susanna Richardson - 1726

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Susanna Richardson, wife to Mr. Samuel Richardson, who deceased August the 6th, 1726, aged 42 years.

Susanna (Richardson) Richardson, wife to Samuel Richardson, and daughter of John and Susanna (Fisk) Richardson, Woburn, was born August 5, 1684. Her father and husband were cousins. Both were descended from Samuel Richardson, the emigrant.


Captain John Coggin - 1725

Here lyes buried the body of Captain John Coggin, who deceased February 17th, 1725, in ye 59th year of his age.

Captain John Coggin, married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Green) Richardson, April 12, 1692.


Doctor Isaac Hill - 1723

Here lyes the body of Doctor Isaac Hill, who deceased January 9th 1723, aged 29 years.

Dr. Isaac Hill, perhaps born December 1, 1693, son of Isaac, and a descendant of Abraham Hill, of Malden; freeman, 1640.


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Here lyes the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Winn, wife to Mr. Timothy Winn, who deceased April 14th 1724, aged about 34 years.

Elizabeth (Brooks) Winn, first wife of Timothy Winn.


Captain James Richardson - 1721-22

Here lyes buried the body of Captain James Richardson, aged 46 years & 23 dayes, deceased March 24, 1721-22.

Capt. James Richardson, son of Nathaniel Richardson, and grandson of Thomas Richardson, the emigrant, was born February 26, 1675-76; married Rebecca Eaton and Elizabeth Arnold, and was employed against the Indians in Maine.


Jonathan Poole, son of Jonathan Poole, Esqr. & Mrs. Esther, his wife, died July 23d 1736, aged 7 years, 11 months & 16 days.

Jonathan Poole, born August 8, 1728, son of Jonathan and Esther (Flagg) Poole.


Colonel Eleazer Flagg - 1726

Here lyes what was the Mortal of Colonel Eleazer Flegg, Esqr., who deceased July 12, 1726, in ye 56th year of his age.

"A Faithful Christian & Pious Lover, to any in destress , a Cherful Giver,
The widdow's Solace in a Doubtfull case, Yea and a Father to the Fatherless.
A Tender Husband & a Parent Kind, a Faithfull Friend which who, O who, can find,
All this was He and more but Now at Rest, The Memory of the Righteous man is Blest."

Colonel Eleazer Flagg, Esq., son of Lt. Gershom and Hannah (Leppingwell) Flagg, born August 1, 1670 - Colonel and Magistrate - married Esther Green, January 17, 1694-95. His widow, "Madam Esther," died 1744. Colonel Flagg (or Flegg, as he preferred to write his name) gave a silver cup to the "Church in Woburn," 1726.


Esther Flagg - 1744

Here lyes the remains of Mrs. Esther Flegg, widow of Col. Eleazer Flagg, who departed this life, September ye 18th, 1744, aged 70 years.

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

 Esther (Green) Flagg, or Flegg, widow of Colonel Eleazer Flagg, was born September 1674; daughter of Lt. Henry and Esther (Hasse) Green, and grand-daughter of Thomas Green, of Malden, family ancestor.


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George Reed, son of George and Abigail Reed, Jr., age 9 weeks, died September 6, 1697.

George Reed, son of George Reed, Jr. and Abigail (Pierce) Reed, born August 2, 1697; died October 6, 1697. (As per town records)


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Reed, wife to Mr. George Reed, aged 58 years, 9 months & 17 dayes, deceased September 7th, 1719.

Abigail (Peirce) Reed, first wife of Deacon George Reed, married February 18, 1684-85; was the daughter of Sergt. Thomas and Elizabeth Peirce, of Woburn, and born November 20, 1660.


Elizabeth Wyman, daughter of Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Esther Wyman, died August ye 26th, 1751, Aged 4 days.

Elizabeth Wyman, daughter of Captain Benjamin and Esther (Richardson) Wyman, born August 22, 1751.


Esther Wyman - 1751

Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Esther Wyman, wife to Mr. Benjamin Wyman, who departed this life, September 16th, 1751, in ye 44th year of her age.

Esther (Richardson) Wyman, wife to Captain Benjamin Wyman, married June 27, 1733; daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Converse) Richardson, born June 25, 1707.


Noah Richardson - 1761

Here lies buried ye body of Mr. Noah Richardson, Jun'r., who departed this life, July ye 6th, 1761, in ye 53rd year of his age.

Noah Richardson, son of Noah and Phebe (Walker) Richardson, born December 15, 1728.


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Matthew Richardson, son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Rebekah Richardson, aged 1 year, 10 months and 1 day, deceased February 11th 1722.

Matthew Richardson, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson, born April 9, 1721.


Sarah Richardson - 1767

Here lies ye body of Mrs. Sarah Richardson, daughter of Mr. Noah and Mrs. Phebe Richardson, who departed this life, December ye 9th, 1767, Aged 22 years.

Sarah Richardson, daughter of Noah and Phebe (Walker) Richardson, born May 30, 1745.


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Here lies ye body of Mrs. Susanna Carter, Wife to Mr. Thomas Carter, who died August 12th, 1751, in ye 57th year of his age.

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

Susanna Carter, wife of Thomas Carter.


Deacon Josiah Wright - 1747 - Headstone

 Deacon Josiah Wright - 1747 - Footstone

Here lyes buried ye body of Deacon Josiah Wright, who departed this life, January 22, Anno Dom., 1747, in ye 73rd year of his age.

Deacon Josiah Wright, deacon of First Church, Woburn, 1736-1747, married Ruth Carter, September 17, 1700; daughter of Lieut. John and Ruth (Burnham) Carter; born October 18, 1681. She died January 31, 1774, aged "92 years, or more."


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Here lyes ye buried ye body of Mr. Thomas Carter, who departed this life, March ye 17th, 1753, in ye 66th year of his age.

"The Memory of ye Just is Blessed"  

Thomas Carter, probably Thomas, born July 3, 1687, son of Lieutenant John and Ruth (Burnham) Carter. His wife, Susanna, died 1751.


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Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Jesse Wyman, who departed this life, November 2nd, 1754, aged 23 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Jesse Wyman, born April 7, 1731, son of David and Phebe (Richardson) Wyman.


James Wright - 1734-5

Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. James Wright, who departed this life, January ye 6th, Anno Domni., 1734-5, in ye 59th year of his age.

James Wright, born March 10, 1677, son of Deacon Joseph and Elizabeth (Hassell) Wright, married Elizabeth, by whom he had issue in Woburn.


Abigail Reed - 1736

Here lyes ye body of Abigail Reed, daughter of Lt. Thomas and Mrs. Sarah Reed, who died December 7th 1736, aged 15 years, 6 months & 14 days.

Abigail Reed, daughter of Lt. Thomas and Sarah (Sawyer) Reed, born May 21, 1721.


Abigail Richardson - 1720

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Richardson, wife of Mr. Stephen Richardson, aged 60 years, who died September 17th, 1720.

Abigail (Wyman) Richardson, wife of Stephen Richardson, married January 2, 1674-75, in Billerica, was daughter of Francis and Abigail (Reed) Wyman.


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Here lyes the body of Abigail Walker, daughter of Samuel and Judith Walker, aged 20 years and 4 months, died March the 1st, 1712/13.

Abigail Walker, daughter of Deacon Samuel and Judith (Howard) Walker, and grand-daughter of Deacon Samuel Walker, Sr., born October 30, 1692.


Stephen Richardson - 1717-18

Here lyes the body of Mr. Stephen Richardson, aged about 67 years, died March ye 20th, 1717-18.

Stephen Richardson, son of Samuel Richardson, the emigrant, and wife Joanna, was born August 15, 1649, in Woburn. He married Abigail Wyman, who died his widow in 1720.


Daniel Snow - 1717

Here lyes the body of Mr. Daniel Snow, aged 43 years, who deceased July ye 7th, 1717,

"That they may rest from their Labour and Their Works do Follow them"

 Daniel Snow, born July 9, 1674, son of Samuel and Sarah Snow, and grandson of Richard Snow, the first of the name in Woburn. He married Rachel Jones.


Rachel Snow - 1713

Here lyes ye body of Rachel, wife to Daniel Snow, aged 36 years and 8 months, died December ye 10th, 1713.

"Blessed are ye dead that die in ye Lord" 

Rachel (Jones) Snow, wife of Daniel Snow, to whom she was married in Woburn, August 5, 1696.


Willing Richardson - 1703-4

Here lyes ye body of Willing Richardson, son to John and Margaret Richardson, aged 11 years, 5 months, died March ye 14th 1703-4.

Willing Richardson, son of Lieutenant John and Margaret (Willing) Richardson, born October 5, 1692.


Here lyes ye body of Pashence Conver, daughter of Major James and Hannah Conver, who departed this life, July ye 23, 1707, in ye 21st year of her age.

Patience Converse, daughter of Major James and Hannah (Carter) Converse, born November 6, 1686.


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Here lyes the body of Lieut. James Convers, who departed this life, May the 10th, 1715, in the 95th year of his age.

"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"

 Lt. James Converse, familiarly known as Ensign or Lieutenant, and father of the famous Major James Converse, was born in England; came to this country with his father, Deacon Edward Converse, in 1630; settled first at Charlestown, and in Woburn in 1641; married Ann Long; was honored by the town with its principal offices, a valuable, esteemed, and public-spirited citizen. Last survivor of the signers of the original town orders of 1640.


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Here lyes the body of Mrs. Martha Johnson, wife to Mr. Josiah Johnson, who departed this life, the 25th day of August, 1716, in the 30th year of her age.

"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord"

 Martha (Whitmore) Johnson, first wife of Josiah Johnson, the son of Major William and Esther (Wiswell) Johnson. "Josiah Johnson of Woburn and Martha Jones of Medford married January 24, 1705-6. (Woburn Records)


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Benjamin Converse, son of Captain Robert and Mrs. Mary Converse, deceased August 19th, 1729, in ye 11th year of his age.

Benjamin Converse, son of Captain Robert and Mary (Sawyer) Converse, and grandson of Major James Converse, born September 22, 1718.


Ebenezer Convers, son of James and Hannah Convers, aged about 5 years, died November 9th, 1693.

Ebenezer Converse, son of Major James and Hannah (Carter) Converse, born December 16, 1688.


Elizabeth Convers, daughter of James and Hannah Convers, aged 19 years, died July 27, 1694.

Elizabeth Converse, daughter of Major James and Hannah (Carter) Converse, born May 23, 1675.


Here lyes ye body of Edward Convers, aged 37 years, died ye 26 of July, 1692.

Edward Converse, son of Lieutenant Converse and Ann (Long) Converse, born 27 February, 1654-5; married Sarah Stone, November 5, 1684.


Here lyes buried ye body of Major James Convers, Esq., aged 61 years, who departed this life, July ye 8th, 1706.

Major James Converse, Esquire, son of Lt. James and Ann (Long) Converse, the distinguished officer in the Indian war, mentioned by Mather, "Magnalia," Book VII., was born in Woburn, November 16, 1645, married January 1, 1668-9, Hannah, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth Carter, born January 19, 1650-51; was freeman, 1671, selectman, 1680-1688, etc.; town clerk, 1688, and following years; representative, 1698-99, etc., etc. He lived a little east of Winter Pond, in the present town of Winchester, in a house not now in existence.

Major Converse is most celebrated for his resolute defense of Storer's garrison at Wells, in 1692. The characteristic and minute account of this "memorable action," by Dr. Cotton Mather, occupies pages 613-618 of the "Magnalia Christi Americana," Volume II.


Here lyes buried ye body of Lieut. Thomas Reed, who departed this life, August 18th, 1736, aged 54 years, 1 month and 3 days.

Lieutenant Thomas Reed, born July 15, 1682, son of George and Hannah (Rockwell) Reed, and grandson of William and Mabel (Kendall) Reed, early settlers in Woburn; married Sarah Sawyer, February 1, 1704.


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Here lyes ye body of Deacon Samuel Walker, aged 61 years, died January ye 18th, 1703.

Deacon Samuel Walker, son of Samuel Walker, Sr., born May 7, 1643, styled corporal, sergeant, ensign, deacon, often a selectman; member of Boston Convention, 1689; representative, 1694, etc.; married Sarah Reed and Abigail, widow of Lieutenant James Fowle; had many distinguished descendants, and is repeatedly mentioned in Woburn annuals.


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Here lyes ye body of Timothy Walker, aged 34 years, died June ye 19, 1706.

Timothy Walker, son of Deacon Samuel and Sarah (Reed) Walker, born June 16, 1672; left at his death a wife and three children.


Rose Bruce - 1723

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Rose Bruce, wife to Mr. John Bruce, who deceased September ye 21st, 1723, aged about 53 years.

Rose (Wattle) Bruce, wife of John Bruce, married January 31, 1693, Bruce born June 18, 1670, was son of George Brush (Bruce), of Woburn, said to have been a Scotchman.


Mary Evans - 1781

In Memory of Mrs. Mary Evans, widow of Mr. Andrew Evans, who departed this life, August ye 31st, 1781, in ye  72nd year of her age.

 "Saints at their death do go to Rest, In the bosom of their Father's Love, 
Their happy Spirits fully Blest, To worship with ye Church above."

Mary (Richardson) Evans, widow of Andrew Evans, married December 4, 1730.  She was the daughter of Joshua and Hannah Richardson, and was born March 13, 1710.


Andrew Evans - 1778

In Memory of Mr. Andrew Evans, who departed this life, Decem'r ye 18th, 1778, in ye 70th year of his age.

"Death is a debt to nature due, As I have paid it so must you."

Andrew Evans, admitted member of Woburn First Church, February 17, 1763; did service in the Revolutionary War previous to 1777.  He married Mary Richardson.  


Joseph Coggin - 1698

Joseph Coggen, son of John & Elizabeth Coggen, was born the 22nd of September, 1698, and died ye same day.

Joseph Coggin, born as above, son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Richardson) Coggin.*


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John Cogin, son of John and Elizabeth Cogin, died March 16, 1693.

John Coggin, son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Richardson) Coggin, born March 9, 1693.


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Henry Cogin, son of John and Elizabeth Cogin, died March 10, 1694.

Henry Coggin, son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Richardson) Coggin, born March 7 (17?), 1694.


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Henry, son of John and Elizabeth Cogin, died August 21, 1697.

Henry Coggin, son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Richardson) Coggin, born August 21, 1697.


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Henry Cogin, son of John and Elizabeth Cogin, born March ye 27 & dyed ye 29, 1703.

Henry Coggin, son of Captain John and Elizabeth (Richardson) Coggin.


Abigail Wright - 1726

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Wright, wife to Mr. John Wright, who deceased April ye 6th, 1726, in ye 84th year of her age.

Abigail Wright, wife of John Wright


John Giles - 1761

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. John Giles, who departed this life, January 20th, 1761, in the 70th year of his age.

John Giles, perhaps the John Giles, of Medford, who married Lydia Atwood, of Woburn, November 25, 1756.


In Memory of Stephen Richardson, who died March 6th, 1787, in his 81st year of his age.

Stephen Richardson, son of Deacon Stephen and Bridget Richardson, "born about 1707."  His wife was Mary Sawyer.


 Wyman Richardson, Esq., died June 22, 1841, Aged 61. (In an arch, all that is left is "son")

 "In such an hour as ye think not, the son of man cometh."

Wyman Richardson, Esq., son of Lieutenant Stephen and Martha (Wyman) Richardson, born October 19, 1780; graduated at Harvard College, 1804; studied law; practiced law at Woburn, where Dr. Drew now (1872) lives, or where depot now (1890) stands, and died in his chaise, suddenly, as his epitaph intimates.


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Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Ebenezer Flagg, who departed this life, July 10th, 1746, in ye 68th year of his age.

Ebenezer Flagg, son of Lieut. Gershom and Hannah (Leppenwell) Flagg, born December 21, 1678; married Elizabeth Carter, December 25, 1700. His father came to Woburn from Watertown. His son, Ebenezer, born 1704; graduated Harvard College, 1725; became minister at Chester, N. H., 1736; and died 1796.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Phebe Wyman, wife to Mr. David Wyman, who died November ye 24th, A. D., 1750, in ye 54th year of her age.

Phebe (Richardson) Wyman, wife to David Wyman, married October 31, 1716; daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Richardson, born March 4, 1695-96. Her husband was son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Richardson) Wyman.


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Here *******Mrs. Mary Sawyer, wife to Mr. Joshua Sawyer, who died October 23, 1751, in ye 69th year of her age.

Mary (Carter) Sawyer, wife of Joshua Sawyer, daughter of Thomas and Margery (Whitmore) Carter, born October 5, 1683, and grand-daughter of Reverend Thomas Carter, first minister of Woburn. "Mary Carter" and "Joshua Sawyer, Jr. of Charlestown," were married May 22, 1706.


Loammi Baldwin - 1807

To the Memory of Hon. Loammi Baldwin, who died October 20th, 1807, AEt. 63.  Erected by his children.

Hon. Loammi Baldwin, born January 10, 1744-45, son of James and Ruth (Richardson) Baldwin, and a descendant of Deacon Henry Baldwin, one of the early settlers of Woburn; major and lieutenant-colonel of Gerrish's regiment, and colonel of the same, 1775-76, and with his command present with Gen. Washington at Trenton, December 26, 1776; resigned and discharged from the Continental Army about 1777, for ill health, and returned to his native town; served for a long succession of year on important town business; appointed high sheriff, county Middlesex, in 1780; represented Woburn in the General Court, 1778, 1779, and 1800 - 1805; a prominent candidate for other important offices in the State: member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences; M. A., Harvard College, 1785; the projector of Middlesex Canal, opened 1803; the namesake of the Baldwin Apple; friend and correspondent of Count Rumford.  Married Mary, daughter of James Fowle, Esq., July 9, 1772; died September 27, 1786; and Margaret, daughter of Josiah Fowle, May 26, 1791; died August 8, 1799.  Colonel Baldwin's spacious mansion, still standing at North Woburn, or a portion of it, according to an oral statement of the late Dr. Benjamin Cutter, is the oldest house in town.  


John Wright - 1714

Here lyes the body of Mr. John Wright, who deceased April ye 30th, 1714, in the 83rd year of his age.

John Wright, son of Deacon John and Priscilla Wright, was born before the settlement of Woburn. His wife Abigail, died 1726. He was prosecuted for Baptist sentiments in 1671.


Ruth Wright - 1716-17

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Ruth Wright, wife to Mr. Joseph Wright; Formerly wife to Mr. John Center; died February 18th, 1716-17, aged about 60,

Ruth Wright, wife of Joseph Wright, of Woburn, and formerly wife of John Center, of Boston, whose first wife was named Mary.


Rachel Wright - 1750

Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Rachel Wright, widow of Mr. Joseph Wright, who departed this life, June 21st, 1750, in ye 55th year of her age.

Rachel (Brooks) Wright, widow of Joseph Wright, married November 19, 1729, was born November 29, 1695, daughter of Jabez and Rachel (Buck) Brooks.


Phebe Wright - 1724

Phebe Wright, daughter of Mr. Josiah and Mrs. Ruth Wright, deceased December 7th, 1724, in her 3rd year.

Phebe Wright, daughter of Deacon Josiah and Ruth (Carter) Wright, born July 13, 1721.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Mary Walker, Relict of Deacon Samuel Walker & formerly wife to Captain James Fowle, who departed this life, Oct'br 23, 1748, in the 80th year of her age.

Mary (Richardson-Fowle) Walker, widow of Deacon Samuel Walker, 2d, formerly wife of Captain James Fowle, was born March 22, 1669; daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Green) Richardson of Woburn. She died at Charlestown.


Here lyes ye body of Ruth Fowle, daughter of Captain James and Mrs. Mary Fowle, aged 11 years & about 11 months, died March ye 3rd, 1712.

Ruth Fowle, daughter of Captain James and Mary (Richardson) Fowle, born April 16, 1701.


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Sacred to the Memory of Zechariah Symmes, who died April 19, 1793, AEt. 86

  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord"

Zechariah Symmes, born September 1, 1707, son of William and Ruth (Converse) Symmes.  Married Judith Eames, October 29, 1741.  She died July 24, 1795, aged 84.  


Here lyes ye body of Captain James Fowle, aged 47 years & 14 dayes, who deceased March ye 19, 1713

Captain James Fowle, son of Lt. James Fowle, was born March 4, 1667, and married Mary Richardson, October 2, 1688; was town clerk from 1701 to his death.


William Symmes - 1764

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. William Symmes, who departed this life, May the 24th, 1764, Aged 86 years.

William Symmes, born January 7, 1679, son of William and Mary Symmes, and grandson of Reverend Zechariah Symmes, minister at Charlestown; married Ruth Converse. He inherited two thirds of his father's large estate and had a clothing mill where Mr. Bacon's (Winchester) now is.


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Here lyes the body of Benjamin Peirce, aged 24 years & 3 months, who deceased November 27th, 1713.

Benjamin Peirce, son of Sergt. Thomas Peirce and Elizabeth (of Woburn, 1643); married wife Mary, probably the following Widow Mary Peirce, died January 17, 1746. Benjamin Peirce and Mary Reed, both of Woburn, married at Charlestown, 8th month(?) 10 day, 1688. (Is age on gravestone correct?)


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Here lyes the body of Esther Convers, died November ye 7th, 1703, in the 16 year of her age.

Esther Converse, daughter of Captain Josiah and Ruth (Marshall) Converse, born October 3, 1688.


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Here lyes ye body of Elizabeth Carter, wife of Captain John Carter, aged 78 years. Died ye 6 of May, 1691.

Elizabeth Carter, first wife of Captain John Carter.


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Here lyes ye body of Captain John Carter, aged about 76 years, deceased ye 14th of September, 1692.

"Memento Mori-Fugit Hora"

Capt. John Carter, an early inhabitant of Woburn, subscribed the "town orders," 1640; styled ensign, 1653, and Lieutenant, 1664; was captain in 1675, the time of Philip's War; was selectman 1664, and 1672 to 1679; commissioner "to end of small causes," 1664, 1674; and commissioner "of the rate," 1653, 1658, and 1668. Ensign, 1651; Lieutenant, 1664, Captain, 1672. Ordered that Lieutenant John Carter be Captain, 1672 (See Colony Records.) His first wife, Elizabeth, died 1691. He married, second, Elizabeth Groce, 1691.


Abigail Vinton - 1720

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Vinton, wife to Lieut. John Vinton, aged 36 years, 5 months and 6 days. Deceased May 20th, 1720.

Abigail (Richardson) Vinton, first wife of Lt. John Vinton, married March 9, 1702-3, was daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Wyman) Richardson, and was born November 14, 1683.


Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Sarah Winn, wife of Mr. Timothy Winn, who departed this life, January ye 17th, 1767, in ye 25th year of her life.

Sarah (Reed) Winn, wife of Timothy Winn, Jr., otherwise Ensign Timothy Winn, married January 23, 1766; son of Deacon Timothy Winn, and grandson of Timothy Winn. She was the daughter, probably, of Thomas and Lydia Reed, born June 26, 1742, and grand-daughter of Lt. Thomas Reed.


Asa Richardson - 1752

Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Asa Richardson, who departed this life, March 17, 1752, in ye 39th year of his age. 

Asa Richardson, born December 12, 1713, son of Deacon Stephen and Bridget Richardson; married Hannah Locke.


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Lucy Richardson, daughter of Mr. Joshua and Mrs. Eunice Richardson, died December 2d, 1741, aged 1 year, 4 months & 10 days.

Lucy Richardson, daughter of Joshua and Eunice (Jennison) Richardson, born July 21, 1740.


Eunice Richardson - 1748

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Eunice Richardson, wife to Mr. Joshua Richardson, who died April ye 13th, 1748, aged 26 years. Also Israel Richardson, their son, died April 20, 1748, aged 20 days.

Eunice (Jennison) Richardson, first wife of Joshua Richardson, son of Joshua, married July 11, 1739; daughter of Samuel and Mary (Stearns) Jennison, of Watertown, born February, 1721-22. Israel Richardson, her son, was born March 29, 1748.


Bridget Richardson - 1750

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Bridget Richardson, wife to Deacon Stephen Richardson, who died July ye 1st, 1750, aged 76 years. 

Bridget (Richardson) Richardson, wife to Deacon Stephen Richardson, married November 21, 1695, daughter, probably, of Theophilus and Mary (Champney) Richardson.


Stephen Richardson - 1783

Here lies buried the body of Lieut. Stephen Richardson, who departed this life, July the 18th, 1783, aged 39 years.

"The Memory of ye Just is Blessed" 

Lieutenant Stephen Richardson, born September 4, 1744, son of Stephen and Mary (Sawyer) Richardson; married Martha Wyman, July 9, 1770.


In Memory of Mrs. Mary Richardson, wife of Mr. Stephen Richardson, who died Nov'br 22nd, 1783, in the 78th year of her age.

Mary (Sawyer) Richardson, wife of Stephen Richardson, married August 26, 1736; was born September 14, 1706; daughter of Joshua and Mary (Carter) Sawyer.  Her husband, Stephen Richardson, was son of Stephen and Bridget (Richardson) Richardson.


Deacon Stephen Richardson - 1752

Here lyes buried ye body of Deacon Stephen Richardson, who departed this life, February ye 4th, 1752, in ye 79th year of his age.

Deacon Stephen Richardson, born February 7, 1673-74, son of Joseph and Hannah (Green) Richardson, and grandson of Samuel Richardson the emigrant; married Bridget Richardson; was made deacon of Woburn Church, 1745, and was Captain of Militia. Ensign Stephen Richardson was a selectman of Woburn, 1721.


Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Jonathan Tompson of Medford, who departed this life, June 9th, 1752, aged 62 years.

Jonathan Thompson, of Medford, born in Woburn, February 9, 1689-90, son of Jonathan and Frances (Whitmore) Thompson, died at Medford. He married Phebe Carter and Abigail Fowle.


Here lies buried the body of Lieut. Samuel Kendall, who departed this life, December the 13th, 1764, Aged 83 years.

Lieutenant Samuel Kendall, born October 29, 1682, son of Thomas and Ruth Kendall, and grandson of Francis Kendall, family ancestor, was a carpenter, received a lieutenant's commission from Governor Belcher, 1732; was a original proprietor of Townsend and Athol, and widely known. Elizabeth, his first wife, died 1742.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth Kendall, wife to Lieutenant Samuel Kendall, who died January 10th, 1741-42, in ye 54th year of her age.

Elizabeth Kendall, first wife of Lt. Samuel Kendall.


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Here lyes ye body of Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, aged 62 years, died July 19, 1696.

"Memento Mori-Fugit Hora" 

Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, son of Captain Edward Johnson, the author of "The Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour in New England," and foremost among the Founders of Woburn, was born in England, and came from Charlestown to Woburn to reside, where he was taxed in 1666, and had a share of common lands assigned to him in 1668. He was a carpenter by trade. Represented Woburn in the General Court, 1686-89, 1690, 1691, and 1692. Repeatedly one of the selectmen, etc., and much esteemed. He married Hannah Palfrey and Rebecca Wiswell.


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Here lyes ye body of Esther Johnson, wife to William Johnson, who departed this life, December ye 17th, 1706, in ye 48th year of her age.

Esther (Gardner) Johnson, wife of William Johnson, son of Major William Johnson, and nephew of Lt. Matthew Johnson. She was daughter of Richard and Anna (Blanchard) Gardner, and was born October 15, 1659.


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Here lyes ye body of Sarah Johnson, wife to William Johnson, Juner., who departed this life, October ye 14th, 1710, in the 29th year of her age.

Sarah (Dole) Johnson, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Greenleaf) Dole, of Newbury, where she was born February 14, 1681; married as first wife of William Johnson, Jr., January 1, 1707-8, son of William and Esther (Gardner) Johnson.


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Here lyes ye body of Lieutenant John Richardson, aged 58 years, died the 1st of January 1696-7.

Lieutenant John Richardson, eldest son of Samuel and Joanna, early settlers of Woburn, was born in Charlestown, and baptized there, November 12, 1639. He married Elizabeth Bacon, October 22, 1658; Mary Pierson, October 28, 1673; and Margaret Willing, June 25, 1689; was constable of Woburn, 1675, and selectman, 1690 and 1692.


Dorcas, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Baldwin was born October 18, 1697 & died March 7, 1698.

Dorcas Baldwin, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Richardson) Baldwin.


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Elizabeth Fowl, daughter of John and Elizabeth Fowl, aged 5 months, died March 4, 1698-9.

Elizabeth Fowle, daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth (Prescott) Fowle, grand-daughter of Lieutenant James Fowle, born September 19, 1698.


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Dority, ye daughter of John & Elizabeth Fowl, aged 9 months, died May ye 28th, 1704.

Dorothy Fowle, daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth (Prescott) Fowle, and grand-daughter of Lieutenant James Fowle, born August 9, 1703.


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Hannah Fowle, daughter of John & Elizabeth Fowle, aged 1 month & 3 dayes, died October 3rd, 1710.

Hannah Fowle, daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth (Prescott) Fowle, and grand-daughter of Lt. James Fowle, born August 30, 1710.


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Jonathan Fowle, son of John and Elizabeth Fowle, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 19 days, died November 12th, 1714.

Jonathan Fowle, son of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Prescott) Fowle, grandson of Lt. James Fowle, born August 29, 1712.


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Here lyes ye body of Francis Wyman, aged about 82 years, died November 28th, 1699.

"Memento Mori-Fugit Hora"

Francis Wyman, an original settler of Woburn, and a tanner, had his dwelling and tanning establishment in Wyman's Lane, etc.; married Judith Pierce and Abigail Reed; was selectman, 1674, 1675; and partial to the sentiments of the Baptists.


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Here lyes ye body of Mr. Daniel Payn, aged 54 years, who deceased August ye 21st, 1712.

Daniel Payne - (Town records). Perhaps the Daniel "Paine" of Charlestown, who, by his wife, "Bethiah," had five children born in Charlestown between the years 1697 and 1704.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Sarah Tyng, wife to Col'nl Jonathan Tyng, Esqr., deceased February ye 28, 1713, in ye 69 year of her age.

Sarah (Usher) Tyng, daughter of Hezekiah Usher, a prominent merchant of Boston, and wife of Colonel Jonathan Tyng.


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Here lyes buried the body of Jonathan Tyng, Esqr., who deceased January 19th, 1723-1724, in ye 81st year of his age.

Jonathan Tyng, Esquire - Colonel - was born December 15, 1642, son of Colonel Edward Tyng, of Boston (died in Dunstable, 1681). He married Sarah, daughter of Hezekiah Usher; died 1713. Judith, his widow, died 1736. His father's family was one of the most prominent families in Massachusetts. He was Colonel of the Second Regiment of foot and a justice of the court, was one of Sir Edmund Andros's Council, 1687, a magistrate, and a man of influence.


Here lyes the body of Hannah Green, wife to Samuel Green, aged 23 years & 3 months, who died August 14, 1713.

Hannah Green, perhaps wife of Samuel Green, son of William and Hannah (Kendall) Green, born July 18, 1689, and grandson of William Green, made freeman, 1644.


Aaron Cleaveland - 1716

Here lyes ye body of Mr. Aaron Cleaveland, who departed this life, September the 14th, 1716, in ye 62nd year of his age.

(Ancestor of Grover Cleveland, ex-president of the United States

Aaron Cleveland, son of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland, natives of England, born in Woburn, January 10, 1654-55; married Dorcas Wilson, September 26, 1675.


Rebeckah, Daughter of Thomas and Rebeckah Richardson, died February 13th, 1717-18, aged 1 year and 7 weeks.

Rebecca Richardson, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson, born December 21, 1716.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Abigail Stone, wife to Deacon Samuel Stone, who deceased May ye 11th, 1718, in ye 71st year of her age.

Abigail Stone, second wife to Deacon Samuel Stone, of Cambridge, who died September 21, 1715.


Ruth Bellknap, daughter of Samuel & Lydia Bellknap, died June 27th 1734, aged 2 years, 7 months & 16 days.

Ruth Belknap, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Stearns) Belknap, born November 11, 1731.


Jabez & Hepzibah (Cutter) Brooks - 1746 & 1745
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Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Hephzibah Brooks, wife to Mr. Jabez Brooks, who departed this life, January 1st, A.D., 1745, in ye 75th year of her age.

Hephzibah (Cutter) Brooks, second wife of Jabez Brooks, married June 7, 1698; daughter of Richard and Frances (Perriman-Amsden) Cutter, of Cambridge; born August 15, 1671.

Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Jabez Brooks, who departed this life, January ye 30th, Anno Dom'i, 1746-7, in ye 74th year of his age.

Jabez Brooks, born July 17, 1673, son of John and Eunice (Mousall) Brooks, Woburn; grandson of Henry Brooks, who came to Woburn from Concord; married, first, Rachel Buck, December 18, 1694; second, Hephzibah Cutter. (Epitaphs are side by side on a "double" stone).


Ruel Baldwin, son of Mr. James & Mrs. Ruth Baldwin, died February 21st, 1745-6, aged 3 years, 9 months and 13 days.

Ruel Baldwin, son of James and Ruth (Richardson) Baldwin, born in Woburn, May 9, 1742; brother of Col. Loammi Baldwin.


Hannah Richardson - 1748

Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Hannah Richardson, wife to Mr. Jacob Richardson, who died September ye 7th, A.D., 1748, in ye 69th year of her age.

Hannah (Converse) Richardson, wife of Jacob Richardson, son of Lieut. John Richardson; daughter of Major James and Hannah (Carter) Converse, born June 12, 1680; married Richardson, November 9, 1697.


Here lyes buried the Body of Mr. Joshua Richardson, who departed this life, Nov'br 5th, Anno Dom'ni, 1748, in ye 68th year of his age.

Joshua Richardson, born June 3, 1681, son of Nathaniel and Mary Richardson, grandson of Thomas Richardson of Woburn, emigrant, married wife Hannah.


Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Daniel Richardson, who departed this life, April 20th, A. D., 1749, Aged 57 years, 6 months and 4 days.

Daniel Richardson, born October 16, 1691, son of Stephen and Abigail (Wyman) Richardson, married wife Joanna.


Doctor Jonathan Hayward - 1749

Here lyes buried ye body of Doctor Jonathan Haywood, who departed this life, August 13th, A. D., 1749, aged 45 years. (Courtesy of Marie Coady)

Dr. Jonathan Haywood, or Hayward, Heywood, graduated at Harvard College, 1726; married Ruth Burbeen, of Woburn, February 4, 1735; selectman, 1741.


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Here lyes buried the body of Mr. John Richardson, who departed this life, October 29th, A. D., 1749, Aged 81 years, 9 months and 25 days.

John Richardson, born January 16, 1667-8, son of Theophilus and Mary (Champney) Richardson, grandson of Ezekiel Richardson, an early settler of Woburn; was thrice married.


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Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Mary Peirce, Wife to Mr. Josiah Peirce, Jun'r., who died November ye 11th, 1753, in ye 36th year of her age. Also Mary, their daughter, died December 28th, 1753, aged 2 months and 2 days.

Mary (Dorr) Peirce, first wife to Josiah Peirce, Jr.; marriage intention dated August 15, 1752. Her child, Mary; above mentioned, was born October 26, 1753. Josiah Peirce, Jr., her husband, son of Deacon Josiah and Hannah Peirce, born March 30, 1720, was grandson of John and Deborah (Converse) Peirce, and great-grandson of Thomas Peirce, "Sargent," of Woburn, 1643. Josiah Peirce, Jr., married, second, Mrs. Ruth (Simonds) Thompson (intention of marriage dated January 1, 1756), the widow of Benjamin Thompson, and mother of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Peirce died August, 1798, at Flintstown, Maine.


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Mary Snow, Daughter of Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Phebe Snow, who died December 8th, 1753, in ye 7th year of her age.

Mary Snow, daughter of Isaac and Phebe (Richardson) Snow, born April 26, 1747.


Here lyes ye body of Mrs. Judith Eames, Wife to Deacon Samuel Eames, who departed this life, January ye 10th, 1766, Aged 71 years.

Judith (Simonds) Eames, first wife of Deacon Samuel Eames, married July 2, 1717; daughter of Lt. Benjamin and Rebecca Simonds, born October 5, 1695; granddaughter of William, Sr. and Judith (Phippen-Hayward) Simonds, married January 18, 1643-44.


Here lies buried the body of Deacon Samuel Eames, who departed this life, January the 20th, 1775, in ye 84th year of his age.

Deacon Samuel Eames, born September 8, 1692, son of Samuel and Mary Eames, and grandson of Robert and Elizabeth Eames, who removed to Woburn from Charlestown about 1666; married first, Judith Symonds; second, Joanna Fassett, of Bedford, July 4, 1770; was chosen deacon of Woburn Church in 1745; styled Lieutenant, 1741; was one of the building committee of the third house of worship of Woburn First Parish, 1747, frame raised 1748; and, altogether, an active and influential citizen.


Here lyes ye bo** ** Esther Symonds, Daughter ** Mr. James and Mrs. Anne Symonds, who **** December ye 31st, 1768, in ye 18th year of her age.

Esther Simonds, daughter of James and Anne (Converse) Simonds, born March 2, 1750; great-great grand-daughter of William, Sr. and Judith (Phippen-Hayward) Simonds, married 1644.


Here lies buried the body of Mr. Thomas Frothingham of Charlestown, who died Jan'ury 1st, 1776, in the 64th year of his age.

Thomas Frothingham, chaisemaker, son of Thomas and Esther (Call) Frothingham; his wife was Abigail Stone; married in Cambridge.


Here lies buried the body of Mr. John Lamson, late of Charlestown, who departed this life, Jan'ry 12th, 1776, Aged 43 years.

John Lamson, son of Caleb and Frances (Webb) Lamson, was schoolmaster outside of the Neck, 1769 and 1772.


Here lies buried the body of Mr. Jacob Rhodes of Charlestown, who departed this life, March the 1st, 1776, Aged 61 years.

Jacob Rhodes came to Charlestown from Boston; married Hannah Kidder, 1737 (living 1787); had nine children.  At the time of Bunker Hill battle and the burning of Charlestown, June 17, 1775, and possibly as early as April 20, 1775, Thomas Frothingham, John Lamson, and Jacob Rhodes, all of Charlestown, whose respective deaths are severally commemorated in above epitaphs, probably, as did others, retired into the country.


Eleazer & Mary Pool - 1776

Here lies buried the body of Mr. Eleazer Flagg Pool, who departed this life, March the 17th, 1776, Aged 42 years.

"These deaths are much to be observ'd, Such instances are scarce heard off.
Six weeping Children in Eight Days, follow'd Father and Mother to their Graves.
My Children dear behold and See, no age nor Sex from death is free.
Soon death may come & nip your Bud, and you must stand before your God."

Here lies the body of Mrs. Mary Pool, wife to Mr. Eleazer Flagg Pool, who departed this life, March the 24th, 1776, Aged 43 years.

"My Children now behold and View, these Bodies once took Care of you,
But now are level'd in the Dust, In a short time You'll follow us.
My loving Friends that are around, our lodgings now are in the Ground,
Our Children Young we leave behind, deal you with them justly & Kind."

Eleazer Flagg Poole, son of Jonathan Poole, Esquire and Esther (Flagg) Poole, was born May 24, 1734, in Woburn; was styled Ensign and Lieutenant; and was treasurer of Woburn from 1762 to 1773.  

Mary Poole, wife of Eleazer Flagg Poole, became a member of Woburn First Church, November 9, 1760.  The register of their marriage does not appear on Woburn Records;, it being probably about 1756,  since Mary, their first child on public record was born in that year.  The "six weeping children: of the following: (1) Mary, born December 28, 1756, in Woburn; (2) Jonathan, born September 5, 1758; (3) Eleazer Flagg, born January 19, 1761, married Molly Reed, of Woburn, September 8, 1779; (4) Rufus, born March 30, 1769; (5) Esther, and (6) Theodore Carter Poole (twins), born July 7, 1772.


Elizabeth Wyman - 1776

Here lies the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Wyman, Wife to Mr. Zebediah Wyman, who departed this life, August 12th, 1776, in ye 42nd year of her age.

Elizabeth (Richardson-Brooks) Wyman, first wife of Deacon Zebediah Wyman, who died 1793; married January 6, 1764; widow of Nathan Brooks.  She was admitted to membership in Woburn First Church, August 29, 1756.  She was the daughter of Pierson and Elizabeth Richardson.


Here lies ye body of Abigail Brooks, Dau'tr of Mr. John & Mrs. Abigail Brooks, who died Aug'st ye 1st, 1778, Aged 13 months.

Abigail Brooks, daughter of John and Abigail (Richardson) Brooks (marriage intention, October 17, 1771), granddaughter of Captain Timothy and Ruth (Wyman) Brooks.


In Memory of Jerusha Richardson, Dau'tr of Mr. Josiah & Mrs. Jerusha Richardson, who died Aug'st 27th, 1778. Aged 15 months & 23 days.

Jerusha Richardson, daughter of Deacon Josiah and Jerusha (Brooks) Richardson, May 4, 1777, granddaughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Kendall) Brooks.


Jerusha Richardson - 1782

In Memory of Mrs. Jerusha Richardson, Wife of Mr. Edward Richardson, who died April 10th, 1782, Aged 75 years.

Jerusha (Wyman) Richardson, wife of Edward Richardson, married April 14, 1730, was born July 23, 1712, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hancock) Wyman.


In Memory of Mr. Edward Richardson, who died June 22, 1793, in ye 88th year of his age.

Edward Richardson, "of Reading," born in Woburn, March 12, 1705, son of Jacob and Hannah (Converse) Richardson; married Jerusha Wyman.  "Edward Richardson of Reading" was admitted member of Woburn First Church, August 8, 1784.


Ebenezer Richardson - 1783

In Memory of Mr. Ebenezer Richardson, who died Sept'br 8th, 1783, in the 61st year of his age.

Ebenezer Richardson, born August 26, 1722; son of Thomas and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson.


Benjamin Simonds - 1783

Here lies buried the body of Mr. Benjamin Symonds, who died Dec'br 10th, 1783, Aged 59 years.

"He was a Kind Husband, a tender Parent & Charitable to the Poor.
The memory of the Just shall
flourish when they sleep in the dust."

Benjamin Simonds, great-grandson of William Simonds, was born June 1, 1724, and was the only son of Benjamin and Abigail (Wood) Simonds; married Susanna Simonds, daughter of Lieutenant James Simonds, March 29, 1748.


Here *******Body *****Abigail Buck ******to Mr. Sam**** Buck, who dec'd Decemb****2**1720, Aged 30 years.  "Also their son, James Buck, Dec'd December [18th], 1723, in his 9th year."

Abigail (Wyman) Buck, wife of Samuel Buck; daughter of Cornet Jonathan and Hannah (Fowle) Wyman, born June 1, 1691.  Her husband, Samuel Buck, born November 13, 1682, was son of Ephraim and Sarah (Brooks) Buck.  The son, James Buck, mentioned above, was born February 26, 1714.


Zachariah Brooks, Born April 20, 1742, Died February 5, 1792.  An Officer of the Revolution.

Lieutenant Zachariah Brooks, born as above, son of Nathan and Sarah (Wyman) Brooks, died in Woburn, as above stated, of "consumption."   In Sewall's History of Woburn, p. 569, Lieutenant Brooks is mentioned as doing service in the Revolutionary War before the year 1777.  October 13, 1763, he married, first Hannah Wilde, who dying November 24, 1778, he married, second, Susanna Watts, June 21, 1780, and she married David Dexter, of Atkinson, October 3, 1799.


The above photos were taken by the Grave Group of Woburn, Massachusetts, which includes:  
Marie Coady, Judy Woods, Doris McKee, Marie Price, Rose Runfola and Toni Lasseter.

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Source: Transcript of Epitaphs in Woburn First and Second Burial-Grounds, Chronologically arranged, with brief illustrative notes by William R. Cutter and Edward F. Johnson (1890).

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