Location is adjacent to the First Parish Congregational Church, One Church Street. The cemetery is located off of Church Street, and is marked by a sign.
This stone is located with a group of others in a line at the opposite end of the grounds, nearer to Lake Quannapowitt. Is said that there is an interpretive marker near them as well. This stone originally was in the towns very first burying grounds and were then re-located to the current location.
UPON Ye DEATH OF THOMAS KENDEL
HERE IN Ye EARTH IS LAYD ON OF Ye 7 OF THIS CHURCH FOUNDATION
SO TO REMAIEN TELY.T POWRFUL VOICE SAY RIS IN HERE A GLORIS HABITATION
A PATARN OF PIATI & LOVE & FOR PEACE BUT NOW ALAS HOW SHORT HIS RACE
HERE WE MOURN & MOURN WE MOUST TO SE ZION STONS LIK GOLD NOW LAYD IN DUST
Note: There is a nice write up on this gravestone in "Graven Images - New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815" by Ludwig. (Page 84)
Old Burying Ground
Maintained by: eric nielsen
Originally Created by: The Guardian (inactive)
Record added: Apr 17, 2007
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