|Matthew Johnson, 1696, Woburn, MA|
HERE LYES Ye BODY OF
JOHNSON AGED 62
YEARS DIED IULY 19
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.
Matthew was the son of Capt. Edward Johnson, author of the earliest printed history of New England: "Wonder-Working Providence."
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