In 1970 when I transcribed this stone for a project I was working on, the following was visible:
Beneath are deposited the remains of Lieu. Joshua Alden, who died Mar 21, 1809, in the 80th year of his age. He lead a sober and regular life, was a friend of peace and good order, a steady attendant on public worship, and a valuable member of society. In his last will and testament after some deductions, he bequeathed a tenth part of his property to the South Congregational Society in Bridgewater of which one hundred dollars were for the use of the church of which he was a member, two hundred dollars for the encouragement of church Psalmody; and the remainder for the fund of
the society. To perpetuate his memory, and to express the gratitude due to an example so worthy of imitation, it has been thought fit to erect this monument.
- Created by: Nan
- Added: 25 Sep 2007
- Find A Grave Memorial 21765681