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Rev John Payson

Rev John Payson

Birth
Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 May 1804 (aged 59)
Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 92716309 · View Source
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His will, signed May 25, 1804, mentions a [unnamed] sister and brother, William.

There are records of two sisters born at Fitchburg: Anna, b. Jul. 16, 1783; and Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1785.

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The translation of the Latin inscription from the church records:

Under this mound lies the remains of Rev. John Payson AM, formerly pastor of the church of Fitchburg who died May 18, 1804 in the fifty-ninth year of his pastorate. A man of most superior natural talent of a very benevolent disposition endued with learning and faithful to his divine commission. In the study and practice of theology esteemed for friendly advice and deeds of charity rather than useless contention and the pursuits of sordid avarice.


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Table Tomb:

Sub hoc Tumulo
Reliquiæ
REV. JOHANNIS PAYSON, A.M.
Jacent
Olim Ecclesiæ Fitchburgensis
Pastor,
Qui die Maii XXIM
Anno Domini MDCCCIV
Mor[^t]uus est
Anno Ætatis LIX
Annoque sui Sacerdotii XXXVI
Præstantissimo Vir ingenio
benevolentissimo que animo
scientia præditus mandatoque divino fidelis
studio exercitioque Theologiæ
amico monito factisque charititis datus
potius quam contentiom inani
persecutionibus que avaritiæ sordidis.


A son erects this monument
to the memory of an effectionate
and Beloved father.


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  • Created by: Bill Bourbeau
  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92716309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Payson (6 Jan 1745–18 May 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92716309, citing South Street Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill Bourbeau (contributor 47387362) .