Zabdiel Boylston (Tomb y)

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Tomb y, Zabdiel Boylston

Tomb y Inscription Sacred to the memory of Zabdiel Boylston Esq. Physician and F.R.S. who first introduced the practice of Innoculation into America Thro' a life of extensive Beneficence, He was always faithful to his word, just in his Dealings affable in his manners, and after a long Sickness in which he was exemplary for his Patience and Resignation to his maker he quitted this mortal Life, in a just Expectation of a happy Immortality on the First day of March A.D. 1766, Ætat. 87. With him lies here buried Jerusha, his wife, who died the Fifteenth day of April A.D. 1764. Ætat. 85.
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Other burials in Tomb y. From Miss Annie R. Clark, Brookline.

Joshua Child Clark, bapt. Sept. 24, 1780. d. July 4, 1861, aged 80 yrs. 9 mos. 24 days. His wife:
Rebecca Boylston Clark, dau. of Joshua and Abigail (Baker) Boylston, bapt. Feb. 1, 1784. d. Jan. 14, 1825. Their chn:
Sarah Davis Clark, b. - d. Sept. 16, 1812, aged 1 yr. 6 mos.
Mary Sharp Clark, bapt. Dec. 15, 1816. d. Nov. 7, 1819.
Rebecca Boylston Clark, bapt. Oct. 22, 1815. d. Oct. 3, 1817. Aged 2 yrs. 1 mo.
Mary Sharp Clark, b. Feb. 26, 1820. d. Feb. 2, 1870. Aged 49 yrs. 11 mos. 7 days.
Mary Bartlett Clark, 2d wife of Deacon Joshua Child Clark, mar. Jan. 1, 1828. d. -
Sarah Davis Clark, d. Jan. 28, 1902. Aged 88 yrs. 5 mos.
Susanna B. R. Clark, d. April 23, 1900. Aged 77 yrs. 5 mos. 23 days.

Two daughters of Deacon Joshua C. and Rebecca B. Clark. From coffin plates found in the Zabdiel Boylston tomb, June 20, 1911. The last burials in the Boylston tomb.

Boston, a negro man of Dr. Boylston's, d. July 13, 1762, aged 50 yrs.
Mary Boylston.

Town Meeting July 14, 1780 Voted, that the Thanks of the Town be given to Miss Mary Boylston for three Silver Dollars given by her for the Incouragement of Such Men as Shall Ingage to serve as Soldiers for the Town. M. R. R.

Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, F. R. S., son of Dr. Thomas Boylston, first physician of this town. Brother of Peter and Dudley. He was, famous in his day, not only for eminence in his profession in general, but especially for the practice of inoculation for the smallpox, which, though so strenuously resisted by many of his cotemporaries, proved of such essential benefit to society.

A memoir of this distinguished man, (who was born in this town, in 1679, bapt. in the First Church, Roxbury, March 1, 1679, under the ministry of the so-called Apostle Eliot) was written by Dr. Peter Thacher, minister of the Brattle Street Church, Boston, and published in the Massachusetts Magazine for December, 1789. In consequence of high attain. ments in his profession, Dr. Boylston was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in London, a distinction very rarely conferred on natives of this country.

A plain monument to his memory may still be seen in our Cemetery. Dr. Pierce, p. 21.

Text from Harriet Alma Cummings. Burials and Inscriptions in the Walnut Street Cemetery. Brookline: The Riverdale Press, 1920.

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