White and Davis (Tomb z)

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Tomb z, White and Davis

Tomb z Inscription Zoom In This Tomb belongeth to Dean Joseph White & Dean Ebenezer Davis Joseph Leverett White 1816 — 1883 His wife Abigail Robbins White 1826 — 1908 Stephen White 1849 — 1861 Abbie White Hathaway 1864 — 1950

Following data of interments in this tomb, not on stone, from. Mr. Joseph White, Islington, Mass.:

Joseph White, Deacon of the First Parish Church, b. Aug. 5, 1702. d. Aug. 19,1777. His wife:
Sarah (Crafts) White, b. March 30, 1710. d. July 22, 1777. Their son:
Ebenezer White, b. May 24, 1740. d. Jan. 24, 1788. His widow:
Hannah (Davis) White, b. Feb. 3, 1743. d. March 13, 1813, aged 69 yrs.
Mary, dau. of Ebenezer & Hannah White, b. at Worcester, April 14, 1770. d. at Brookline, Oct. 13, 1840.
Samuel, son of E. & H. White, b. at Worcester, Nov. 12, 1772. d. at Brookline, Aug. 30, 1812.
Samuel, son of Samuel & Olive White, b. June 3,1810. d. July 19, 1812.
Hannah, dau. of E. & H. White, bapt. April 11, 1779. d. Jan. 21, 1802.
Jemima, dau. of E. & H. White, bapt. Nov. 5, 1780. d. Nov. 2, 1814.
Luther, son of E. & H. White, bapt. Dec. 22, 1782. d. March 3, 1783.
Joseph, son of E. & H. White, b. at Worcester, March 21, 1774. d. at Brookline, March 2,1850. His wife:
Lucy (Leverett) White, b. at Needham, May 9, 1775. d. at Brookline, March 6, 1856.
Joseph Leverett, son of Joseph & Lucy White, b. at Brookline, April 16, 1816. d. at Brookline, Oct. 4, 1883. His wife:
Abigail (Robbins) White, b. at Boston, July 15, 1826. d. at Woodbury, Vermont, Feb. 17, 1908.
Stephen, son of Joseph L. & Abigail White, b. May 21, 1849. d. April 28, 1861.
Adeline, dau. of Joseph & Lucy White, b. Jan. 30, 1818. d. Jan. 25, 1859. (Wife of William Rooney)
This stone belongeth to Dean. Joseph White & Dean. Ebenezer Davis.
Ebenezer Davis, Deacon of the First Church, b. at Roxbury, Aug. 17, 1703. d. at Brookline, Sept. 30, 1775. His wife:
Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Margaret White, b. at Brookline, Aug. 5, 1704. d. at Brookline, Feb. 10, 1774.
Soldier of the RevolutionEbenezer Davis, Son of Ebenezer and Sarah Davis b. Oct. 10, 1731. d. Dec. 7, 1776.
Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Sumner) Davis, bapt. at Roxbury, May 20, 1759. d. at Brookline July 8, 1806. His first wife:
Lucy, dau. of Robert and Sarah (Payson) Sharp, b. June 10, 1757. d. at Brookline, Jan. 7, 1788.
Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer and Lucy (Sharp) Davis, bapt. at Brookline, Nov. 17, 1782. d. at Brookline, Mar. 18, 1808.
Robert Sharp, son of Ebenezer and Lucy (Sharp) Davis, bapt. May 15,1785. d. Aug. 27, 1821. His widow:
Lucy Stearns Davis, mar. 2d Deacon Elijah Corey, d. May 4, 1874, aged 89 yrs. and was buried in her son Samuel Croft Davis' lot at Forest Hills.
Elizabeth Aspinwall, dau. of Ebenezer and Lucy (Aspinwall) Davis, his 2d wife, bapt. Dec. 22, 1793. d. at Brookline June 11, 1798.
Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Lucy (Aspinwall) Davis. bapt. at Brookline, July 22, 1795. d. at Brookline, April 11, 1802.
Elizabeth Aspinwall, dau. of Ebenezer and Lucy (Aspinwall) Davis, bapt. at Brookline, May 3, 1801. d. at Brookline, Nov. 22, 1816.
Benjamin, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (White) Davis, b. at Brookline, Aug. 17, 1737. d. at Brookline, June 24, 1774. His wife:
Sarah, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Shedd) Winchester, b. at Brookline, Sept. 25, 1739. d. at Brookline, Oct. 18, 1822.
Negro Sambo d. -

"Sambo lived in celibacy, and died when more than ninety years of age. It was winter when he died, and the ground was covered with deep snow. His body was carried to the Brookline Cemetery upon a pung, and laid near his old master." H. F. W., p. 45.

"Deacon Ebenezer was, according to all accounts, an excellent farmer, and his estate was adorned with splendid peach and cherry orchards, to may nothing of apple trees in great variety. He also ventured upon an experiment in horticulture, for those times and raised the first muskmelons that were ever offered for sale in Boston market. It was a success and gave him such a notoriety that his portrait was painted with a muskmelon under his arm. The picture was subsequently carried to England, where it is still preserved in a collection. Under it is written, 'An American Farmer.'" H. F. W., p. 42.


Davis Monument BENJAMIN B. DAVIS died Aug. 22, 1877, aged 83 y'rs. 6 mos. SUSANNAH R. wife of Benjamin B. Davis, died Oct. 10, 1837, aged 41 y'rs. ELIZABETH SUSANNAH R. daughter of Benjamin B. & Susannah R. Davis, died Feb. 17, 1839, aged 16 y'rs. LIZZIE A. daughter of Benjamin B. & Susannah R. Davis, died Dec. 1, 1855, Aged 28 y'rs. Wentworth & Tuombly, Boston Zoom In
Davis Monument Side BENJAMIN DAVIS died Jan. 5, 1807, aged 42 y'rs. ELIZABETH THAYER died Jan. 16, 1853, aged 83 y'rs.
Widow of Benjamin Davis and of Luther Thayer.

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Benjamin B. Davis, b. Feb. 4, 1794, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth B. Davis. His 1st wife was Susannah, dau. of John and Susannah (Robinson) Clapp, b. at Roxbury Aug. 11, 1796. Elizabeth Seaver, his 2d wife, was buried at Forest Hills. B. R.

"Benjamin B. Davis was chorister for the First Parish in 1818. Of the faithful devotion with which for thirty-eight years he led the choir, any attendant upon Dr. Pierce's ministry for that length of time will bear witness. Two daughters of Mr. Davis were members of the choir, they both died young, leaving a childless father to sing sorrowfully without them." H. F. W., p. 256.

"Mr. Davis will ever be identified in the annals of the Handel and Haydn Society as one of its most enthusiastic members during the greater part of his long and useful life." H. F. W., p. 49. See also H. N. B., p. 10.

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

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