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Rev Zechariah Symmes, Jr

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Rev Zechariah Symmes, Jr

  • Birth 9 Jan 1637 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 22 Mar 1707 Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 21963700

He was the son of Rev. Zecharia Symmes, Sr (April 1599- Jan.1670), who was a graduate of Emmanuel College Cambridge, Eng. Zechariah, Sr. wed Sarah Baker in 1622 and they emigrated to "Massachusetts" from Kent, England on the ship "Griffin" with their seven children in Aug. 1634.

When Rev. Zechariah Symmes, Sr. died in Charlestown,
"he was honorably interred at the expense of the town. His grave was "covered and set comelie" by a stone-work laid in lime, together with a tomb-stone, procured by the selectmen of the town. The epitaph, which has been wholly effaced by the ravages of time, contained the following lines:

A prophet lies beneath this stone;
His words shall live, though he is gone "

http://symmes.org/Memorial/first.html


Graduating from Harvard College in 1657, Zechariah, Jr. married Susanna Graves on Nov. 18, 1669 in Charlestown. They had 7 children before her death in 1681. In 1683, he married Mehitable Palmer Dalton, widow of Samuel Dalton.


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  • Created by: Shirley Stanton
  • Added: 5 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21963700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Zechariah Symmes, Jr (9 Jan 1637–22 Mar 1707), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21963700, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Stanton (contributor 46546723) .