Holden and Tolman (Tomb a)

White and Davis (Tomb z) Left Pointing Hand Right Pointing Hand Ward (Tomb b)

Tomb a Inscription

Tomb a, Holden and Tolman

James Holden, b. at Dorchester, Sept. 1, 1768. d. at Brookline, Nov. 28, 1849. aged 81 yrs. His wife:
Abigail Holden, b. -. d. May 29, 1810, aged 42 yrs.
Abigail Holden, dau. of James, bapt. Aug. 12, 1792, by Mr. Holmes. mar. by Rev. John Pierce, Sept. 15, 1811. Samuel Cox of Plymouth, New York.
James Baker Holden, son of James, bapt. April 27, 1794, by Mr. Holmes.
Ebenezer Holden, son of James, bapt. Dec. 27, 1795.

May 19, 1811, James Holden of Brookline, Housewright, married Lucy Aspinwall, widow of Ebenezer Davis who died in 1807. The northerly third of the Homestead Farm, with its extensive cherry and apple orchards, was set off to Mr. Davis' widow for life, hence it was often called the "Holden Farm." About 1834 most of this tract passed to Thomas A. Davis, son of Ebenezer and Lucy A. Davis, who laid out Linden Place and sold the various house lots there. The highest price paid for any part of it was five and a half cents per foot. H. F. W., p. 63 (corrected by C. F. W.).

Jonas Tolman, b. at Dorchester, Sept. 27, 1767. d. at Brookline, June 17, 1826, aged 59 yrs. His wife:
Lucy (Preston) Tolman, b. -. d. Nov. 10, 1799, aged 31 yrs. Their dau.
Lucy Tolman, bapt. Jan. 11, 1795. d. Oct. 27, 1815, aged 21 yrs.
Elizabeth Wells Tolman, dau. of Jonas, bapt. Jan. 15, 1803. d. July 22, 1809.
Emeline Tolman, dau. of Jonas, bapt. Aug. 25, 1805. d. July 13, 1809.
Charles Warren Tolman, son of Jonas bapt. July 31, 1808. d. April 26, 1810.
Elizabeth Emeline Tolman, dau. of Jonas, bapt. Nov. 4, 1810. d. Feb. 4, 1817.
Mary Tucker Tolman, dau. of Jonas, bapt. March 13, 1813. d. March 6,1817.
Charles Warren Tolman, son of Jonas, bapt. June 16, 1816. d. -. mar. Mary Carr, April 25, 1842. F. P. C. R.
Mary Carr Tolman, b. -. d. at Dorchester, Jan. 11, 1890, aged 80 yrs.
Charles Warren Tolman, Jr., b. -. d. Feb. 4, 1848, aged 3 yrs.
Emeline Carr Tolman, b. May 25,1843. d. -. J. D. G.
Abigail Tolman, widow, d. on Washington Street, Dec. 7, 1858, aged 82 yrs. Elisha Stone, Undertaker.

Mr. Jonas Tolman lived at the corner of Cypress and Washington streets, and was the principal shoemaker of Brookline. After his death his son Charles carried on the business.

Mrs. Tolman, the widow of Jonas Tolman, lived to a great age and her long life was nearly all one of active usefulness. She was one of these "mothers in Israel" who could find room in her heart and home for almost everybody, though her life had many and great sorrows. H. F. W., P. 150.

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

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