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Inscriptions From the Old Graveyard in South Berwick

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 10 (Jan. 1856).

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INSCRIPTIONS COPIED FROM THE OLD GRAVEYARD AT SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE.
[By John S. H. Fogg, M. D.]
Here lyes buried the body of Ann Moore, decd Augt ye 1st 1732 in ye 28th year of her age.

Here lyes buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Crosbey of Braintree, aged 49 years, who died July ye 7th 1744.

Here lyes ye body of Nathaniel Gerrish, Esqr, died April ye 10th 1729 in ye 49th year of his age.

Here lyes the body of Mrs Bridget Gerrish, wife of Nathl Gerrish Esqr, died Sept 15th 1743 in ye 65th year of her age.

In memory of Eunice, relict of the Honble Richard Cutts Esq. late of Kittery, who departed this life March 29th 1795 Æt. 97.

Mrs. Hannah Goodwin, consort of Dominicus Goodwin Esq. March 10th 1773, Ætat 31.

Ichabod Goodwin, son of Dominicus Goodwin Esq. died July 21st 1793, Ætat 16.

Gen. Ichabod Goodwin died May 25th 1829, aged 86 years. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

In memory of Madam Molly Goodwin, consort of Maj Genl Ichabod Goodwin, who died May 21st 1825, in the 74th year of her age.

In memory of Mr. William Hight, who died Nov 30th 1782 Ætat 75.

In memory of Mrs Elizabeth Hight, consort of Mr William Hight, died April 18th 1776 Æt 63.

In memory of Mrs Mary Hovey, consort of Doct Ivory Hovey, daughter of Mr William and Elizabeth Hight, who died Nov 7th 1770 Æ 25. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

In memory of Frances Hovey, consort of Doct I. Hovey, died Feb 3d 1816 aged 68.

Doct Ivory Hovey died Oct 17th 1818 aged 70.

In memory of Temple Hovey, son to Doct I. Hovey, died Aug 23d 1811 aged 36.

Here rests for a season, Fanny, daugt of Ivory and Frances Hovey ; she was born Feb 7th 1779, and fell asleep May 3d 1799.
Parents ne'er lost a child more justly dear,
   A lovelier sister ne'r resided here;
Her Heavenly Father called her from our love
   To join His family of saints above.
Let then each tear be dry'd, each sigh supprest,
   Why should we mourn since she's supremely blest?
Let us like her a spotless life pursue,
   Then we shall meet again no more to bid adieu.

Erected in memory of 3 children of Doct Ivory and Mrs Fanny Hovey, vizt., Dominicus, both July 11th, and died July 12 1783. Dominicus 2d, still born, March 4th 1790. Samuel, born March 4th and died the 27th 1790.

In memory of Mrs Sally Ham, wife of Capt Samuel Ham, who died June 30th 1799 aged 26.

In memory of Joseph Hamilton, Jun., son of Jonathan Hamilton, Jun., Esq., who died July 15th 1788.

Mary Goodwin, daughter of Mr Thomas and Mrs Elizabth Goodwin, aged 3 years and 4 months, decd July 18th 1736.

Here lies the body of Mrs Sarah Tompson, the truly amiable and vir-


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tuous consort of the Rev John Tompson. She died Augt 30th 1783 aged 33 years.

Here lyes the body of Ann Haggens, died Jany 26th 1748 aged 4 years and 6 months.

Dudley Hubbard Esq died April 26th 1816 aged 53 years.

Mrs Sophia Hubbard died Nov 10th 1828 aged 56.

Humphrey Goodwin, son of Mr Ichabod and Mrs Elizabth Goodwin, aged 1 year and 8 months, decd Aug 26th 1736.

Here lyes the body of Capt Samuel Lord, who departed this life 11th May 1762.

In memory of the Hon John Hill Esq., who after 28 years successively serving the Massachusetts Bay as a Member of his Majesty's Council, resigned his seat at the Board; at the time of his death, and for many years before, he sustained the offices of first Justice of the Inferior Court and Judge of Probate for York County. Honesty and integrity marked his path thro life with distinguished lustre. Died the 2d of March 1779 Æ 69.

Mrs. Sarah Hill, wife of the late Hon John Hill, and late widow of Rev John Blunt, and daughter of Hon John Frost of New Castle, N. H. Died 1772.

In memory of Capt Elisha Hill, who departed this life June 1st 1764, in the 54th year of his age. He left 14 children who all followed him to the silent grave. He was in life universatly [sic] esteemed, and his death greatly lamented. "An honest man's the noblest word of God."

In memory of Mary, relict of Capt Elisha Hill, who departed this life Augt 6th 1785, in the 68th year of her age. Her numerous offspring have erected this stone, as a tribute due to her memory. "Happy are the dead who die in the Lord."

Here lyes buried the body of the Revd Mr Jeremiah Wise, who died Jan 21st 1756, in the 77th year of his age.

Here lies buried the body of Mrs Mary Wise, the wife of the Revd Mr Jeremiah Wise, who died Nov 12th 1742, aged 62 years.

Here lyes buried the body of Mary Wise, died Decr the 22d 1736, in the 19th year of her age.

Here lyes ye body of Mrs Elizabeth Butler, decd December ye 2d 1728.