Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - April 27, 2010

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Boston with other family members to see my youngest brother run in the Boston Marathon! It was so much fun and he did a great job finishing in 3 hours and 41minutes.
While I was there we did some sight seeing. Boston is a great place for old, old cemeteries. While I was unable to walk through them, I did get some nice pictures. This cemetery in Boston Commons has tombstone that are so worn by time that you are unable to read the information on the stone. It is called Central Burial Grounds. There are 255 grave in this cemetery. Five of these graves are of famous people.

James Sullivan was a Continental Congressman and a Massachusetts Governor. He served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts from 1782 to 1783. James also served as a State Court Judge in 1776, Massachusetts State Attorney General from 1790 to 1807, and Governor of Massachusetts from 1807 to 1808.
Stephen Higginson was a Continental Congressman and served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts in 1783.

Charles Sprague was one of the first American born poet. Many of his odes and prologues were delivered at historical Boston events and his works were first published in 1841. He is the son of Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Sprague, and a descendent of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren. He is the grandfather of American painters, Charles Sprague Pearce and William Houghton Sprague Pearce.

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