Monday, July 19, 2010

George Willis, Medford, MA - 1690


HERE LYES THE
BODY OF GEORGE
WILLIS AGED
90 YEARS DIED
16 OF SEPTEMBER
1690


Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, Massachusetts


Imagine dying at 90 years old in 1690! He was born before the colonization of Massachusetts, sometime around 1600.

According to New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter (1915), George Willis was born in England in 1602. He came to New England around 1636 and settled in Cambridge. He was a mason by trade.

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1 comment:

  1. He was a child when Queen Elizabeth I was still on the English throne!

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