Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson, 1696, Woburn, MA
HERE LYES Ye BODY OF
LIEUTENANT MATTHEW
JOHNSON AGED 62
YEARS DIED IULY 19
1696

Here's another Matthew from Woburn. Matthew is a fairly unusual name in colonial Massachusetts — not unheard of, but not common like Ebenezer or Mehitabel. I wonder if these Woburn Matthews are related and named in honor of one another.

1 comment:

peterfisk said...

Matthew was the son of Capt. Edward Johnson, author of the earliest printed history of New England: "Wonder-Working Providence."