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Mary Richards Tarbox
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1785
Death: Jan. 22, 1823

Her parents were Nathaniel and Mary(Bayley) Richards.

She married Ebenezer Tarbox on Nov 8, 1804 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

After her death he petitioned for a name change for him and some of the children. They changed from the surname Tarbox to Thorndike.

Massachusetts Name Changes, 1780-1892
List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 45

Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of
Charlestown, may take the name of Ebenezer Thorndike; that Nathaniel Tarbox,
son of Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of Charlestown, may take the name of Nathaniel
Thorndike; that Ebenezer Tarbox, son of Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of
Charlestown, may take the name of Ebenezer Thorndike; that Catherine Tarbox,
daughter of Ebenezer Tarbox, jun., of Charlestown, may take the name of
Catherine Thorndike. And the several persons herein named shall hereafter be
called and known by the names which by this act they are respectively allowed
to assume aforesaid; and the same shall be considered as their only proper
and legal names. [Feb. 7, 1824. 
 
Inscription:
"Inscriptions from the old burying ground, Lynn, Mass.", by Moulten, 1886, p. 115:
In memory of Mrs. Mary Tarbox, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Tarbox, Jr., who died Jan. 22, 1823, AEt. 38.
Adieu! thou dear departed soul!
Now gone from earth to heaven above,
Where streams of pleasure ever roll,
To drink full draughts of heavenly love.
 
Burial:
Western Burial Ground
Lynn
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Sep 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58219144
Mary <i>Richards</i> Tarbox
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