|The Matthew Thornton homestead in Merrimack, NH|
is now a restaurant "The Common Man".
It was formerly a restaurant called "Hannah Jack" his wife's maiden name.
|Across the street from the Thornton homestead is this grand memorial. |
Matthew Thornton is NOT buried here, but is buried several yards south
in the family plot, with his wife and several children.
|The actual Thornton family plot|
To the Memory of
who died june 27th
Aged 89 Years
The Honest Man
After his retirement from public life he removed to Merrimack, New Hampshire. He farmed and operated a ferry across the Merrimack River. This part of Merrimack is still known as Thornton's Ferry. He died while visiting his daughter in Newbury, Massachusetts. He is buried in Merrimack in a simple grave that reads "An Honest Man". The large memorial obelisk was raised in his honor many years later.
A previous blog post about Matthew Thornton:
A webpage about the Thornton Cemetery from Jan Brown's website:
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo