Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Captain John Thorndike, died 1760, Beverly, Massachusetts

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

Here lies ye Body of
Capt. John Thorndick
who Departed this
Life March ye 24th
In ye 86th Year
of his Age.

Captain John Thorndike is my 8th great uncle.  He was born 22 January 1675 in Beverly, Massachusetts and died 24 March 1760 [Beverly Vital Records say 23 March 1760].  On 30 March 1718 in Beverly he married Christian Woodbury, my 8th great aunt and sister of my 8th great grandfather, Robert Woodbury (1672 - about 1751).  They were the children of Isaac Woodbury and Mary Wilkes of Salem and Beverly.

Captain John Thorndike was married three times. His first wife was Joanna Larkin, married on 20 April 1696 and had six children.  Christian Woodbury was his second wife, and they had two children. She died on 28 April 1732.   He was married (a few weeks later!) in June 1732 to his third wife, Abigail Conant, and had two more children. 

The Capt. John Thorndike house still stands at 184 Essex Street in Beverly.  You can see a photo at this Wikipedia article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capt._John_Thorndike_House


Heather Wilknson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Captain John Thorndike, died 1760, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 16, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/05/tombstone-tuesday-captain-john.html: accessed [access date]).

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