After execution, the body of Mark was brought down to Charlestown Common, and hanged in chains on a gibbet erected there for that purpose.
Dr. Increase Mather, in his diary, printed in the first volume of the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, page 320, says that on the 22d of September, 1681, there were three persons executed in Boston,—an Englishman for a rape; a negro man for burning a house at Northampton; and a negro woman who burnt two houses at Roxbury, July 12, in one of which a child was burnt to death.
The negro woman was burnt to death, —the first that has suffered such a death in New England.
It is devoutly to be hoped that the woman who thus expiated her crime at Cambridge, in 1755, was the last that has suffered such a death in New England.
Ye have the poor with you always; and the judicious relief of their wants is an important but often a very perplexing duty.
For several years, as will be related in chapter XV., the church assumed
Dec. 1714, m. William Bowers; Margaret, b. 25 Dec. 1718, d. unm.
13 Feb. 1791.
Samuel the f. res.
in Lex., and was bur. 13 Feb. 1776, a. 88; his w. Lydia was bur. 18 April 1790, a. 95.
13. John, s. of Samuel (4), by w. Bethia, had John, b. 12 July and d. 27 Nov. 1726; John, b. 8 Nov. 1728, d. 1749; Thaddeus, b. 8 Mar. 1731-2, d. before 15 Ap. 1755; James, b. 27 Sept. 1733, m. Lydia Phillips 15 Ap. 1762; Ebenezer, b. 30 Sept. 1735; Bethia, b. 28 Aug. 1738, d. 19 Mar. 1739-40; Josiah, b. 18ch.
25. Ebenezer, s. of John (13), m. Elizabeth Raymond 19 Aug. 1756, and had a daughter, b. about 1757, d. 1 May 1761, a. 4; a son, b. 1759, d. 29 Oct. 1762; a daughter, b. 21 Jan. 1762, d. 22 Oct. 1762; Ebenezer, b. 23 Aug. 1763; Daniel, b. 12 July and d. Sept. 1765; Samuel, b. 30 Sept. 1766, d. 1 Nov. 1811; John, b. 11 Jan. 1769; Joseph (on the Record of births, but bap. Daniel), b. 18 Feb. 1771.
Ebenezer the f. res.
26. Joseph, s. of Joseph (14), m.——, and had Elizabeth, b