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Green, Samuel Abbott, Epitaphs from the old burying ground in Groton, Massachusetts. With notes and an appendix (Boston: Little, Brown, & company, 1878).


[p. 1]

Tombstone
(Death's Head)
Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Lydia Whitney, Wife to Mr. William Whitney: Aged 42 Years: Deceased the 24th of August, l7l6.

[p. 3]

Tombstone
(Death's Head)
Here Lyes the Body of Mr. Joshua Whitney Aged 83 years Dec'd August 7th, l7l9.

Author's note: The son of John and Elinor Whitney, b. July l5, l635, at Watertown, MA.

[p. 40]

Tombstone
Memento mori
(Death's Head)
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Prudence Whitney ye wife of Mr. Shadrach Whitney who departed this Life Dec. 25th A.D. l762 in the 68th year of her Age.

Author's note: Her maiden name was Lawrence; she was married January 5, l73l/2.

pp. 43]

Tombstone
Mememto mori
(Death's Head)
Here lies the Body of Mr. Shaderah Whitney who departed this Life August the 8th A.D. l764 in the 67th Year of his Age. "From death Arrest no Age is free".

Author's note: He made his will a few weeks before his death, and bequeathed to the town the sum of £ 0, the income to be applied to the support of the minister. His wife died Dec. 25, l762; they probably had no children.

Copyright © 2006, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group

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