Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary (Ayer) Spofford, d. 1781 Beverly, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Abbott Hale Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts


Near this place lye the remains
of Mrs MARY SPOFFORD
late CONSORT
to ISAAC SPOFFORD Physician
Deceased 6th Decer 1781
AE. 25 

Unblemished innocence, ingenious truth
Religion pure & rational & mild
Engaging manners, charity & all the
affections that embellish & exalt
the human heart.

SPOFFORD            J. CHANDLER SPO
d.  ye Nov.              Deceased J. --  6th 
1781                             1783
                              AE. 3 1/2 years



Mary Ayer was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on 10 May 1756, the daughter of John Ayer and Elizabeth Hale.  Mary is my 3rd cousin, 8 generations removed.  We are both descendants of immigrant ancestors, John Ayer (1582 - 1657) and Hannah Webb (1598 - 1688), early settlers at Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Mary Ayer married Dr. Isaac Spofford as his first wife.  She died of complications of childbirth on 6 December 1781, after giving birth to a daughter, Sally, on 1 July 1781.   Their son, John Chandler, died young in 1783 at age 3 1/2.  He was baptized in Beverly on 11 July 1779.

You can see Dr. Isaac Spofford's elaborate tombstone here at his link:
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/02/tombstone-tuesday-mr-isaac-spofford.html


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary (Ayer) Spofford, d. 1781 Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 16, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/02/tombstone-tuesday-mary-ayer-spofford-d.html:  accessed [access date]),

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