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Joseph Parker

Groton, Massachusetts

This Stone is Erected by Mr. Abel Parker, Mr. Josiah
Holdin, and Mr. Nathaniel Laken: also Mr. John Blood
& Mr. Isaac woods to the Memory of Mr. Joseph Parker,
who departed this life Nov'r 26th, l753. Aged 64 years
8 months and 26 days. and by Mr. Josiah Parker.

Dear friends for me pray do not weep
I am not dead but here do sleep,
Within this solid lump of clay,
Until the Resurection day
And here indeed I must Remain
Till Christ doth rais me, up again.