Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Woodbury and his wife Martha Woodbury, Beverly, Massachusetts

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

In Memory of
Who departed this Life
Novr. 16th 1788
In the 93d Year
Of his Age.

In Memory of Mrs
Wife of Mr.
Who died April 27th
1773, Aged 75

William Woodbury, son of William Woodbury and Joanna Wheeler, was born 11 July 1697 in Beverly, and died 16 November 1788 in Beverly.  On 2 September 1720 in Beverly he married, as his second wife, Martha Woodbury, daughter of Ebenezer Woodbury and Hannah Dodge.  They were third cousins. William was a miller. They had eleven children:

William, born 26 March 1721
Joanna, baptized 1 March 1723/24
Israel, born 4 January 1725/26
Ruth, born 4 January 1725/26
Zachariah, born 29 June 1730
Judith, baptized 6 May 1733
Lois, born 23 June 1735
Ebenezer, baptized 9 October 1737
Joseph, born 3 July 1739
Hannah, baptized 16 May 1742
Elisha, baptized 12 August 1744


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ William Woodbury and his wife Martha Woodbury, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 23, 2017, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/05/tombstone-tuesday-william-woodbury-and.html: accessed [access date]). 

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