Woburn MA Cemetery Records
First Burial Ground in Woburn, Mass.
In Memoriam, Deacon Edward Convers, Born: Wakerly, County of Northampton, England, January 30, 1590
Landed: Salem, Mass. June 12, 1630, In Company of Governor Winthop, Died: Woburn, Mass. August 10, 1663.
Founder: City of Woburn, Mass. and First Church, Woburn. Forefather of The Converse Family in America.
Erected In His Memory By His descendants - The Converse Family In America - 1961.
Deacon Josiah Converse - 1690 (Earliest stone); Major James Converse - 1705 (Officer in the Indian Wars).
"Memento Mori - Fugit Hora"- Here lyes the body of Deacon Josias Convers, aged 72 years, deceased the 3rd
of February,1689-90. Deacon Josiah Converse, eldest son of Deacon Edward and Sarah Converse, was born in
England; came with his father to New England, 1630; and to Woburn, 1641; was deacon of Woburn Church, 1674.
He married Esther Champney, March 26, 1651, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the church in
Here lyes buried the body of Captain Josiah Convers, who departed this life, July the 15th, 1717, in the 58th year
of his age.
Captain Josiah Converse, son of Deacon Josiah Converse, was born March 15, 1660. Married Ruth Marshall,
October 8, 1685; was familiarly known by the title of Captain, and much employed in the town business.
Timothy Convers, son of Josias and Ruth Convers, aged two months, died September 5, 1693.
Timothy Converse, son of Captain Josiah Converse and Ruth (Marshall) Converse, born July, 1693.
Josias Convers, son of Josias and Ruth Convers, aged 3 years, died December 30, 1693.
Josiah Converse, son of Captain Josiah and Ruth (Marshall) Converse, born February 8, 1690-91.
Here lyes ye body of Ann Convers, wife to James Convers, aged 69 years, died August the 10th, 1691.
Ann (Long) Converse, wife to Ensign James Converse, otherwise Lietuenant Converse was daughter of
Robert Long, of Charlestown and married Converse, October 24, 1643.
EdwardConvers, son of Edward and Sarah Convers, aged 3 days, died 28th of October, 1691.
Edward was the son of Edward and Sarah Stone Convers.
Here lyes ye body of Sarah Convers, who deceased December ye 10th, 1713, in ye 25th year of her age.
Sarah Converse, daughter of Edward and Sarah (Stone)Converse, born September 14, 1689.
Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Ebenezer Converse, who departed this life, September ye 6th, 1765,
in ye 56th year of his age.
Ebenezer Converse, born November 1, 1708, son of Capt. Robert and Mary (Sawyer) Converse, and
grandson of Maj. James Converse, was a selectman of Woburn, 1743, 1753, and 1764 and admitted to
membership in Woburn First Church, November 1758. He married wife, Ruth. His house was in "Carter's
Quarte" (South Village), 1742.
Here lyes ye body of Pashence Conver, daughter of Major James and Hannah Conver, who departed
this life, July ye 23, 1707, in ye 21st year of her age.
Patience Converse, daughter of Major James and Hannah (Carter) Converse,
born November 6, 1686.
Here lyes the body of Lt. James Convers, who departed this life, May the 10th, 1715, in the 95th year
of his age. "The Memory of the Just is Blessed" - Lt. James Converse, familiarly known as Ensign or Lieutenant,
and father of famous Major James Converse, was born in England, came to this country with his father,
Deacon Edward Convers, in 1630; settled first in Charlestown, and in Woburn in 1641; married Ann Long,
was honored by the town with its principal offices, a valuable, esteemed and public-spirited citzen.
Last survivor of the signers of the original town order of 1640.
Benjamin Converse, son of Captain Robert and Mrs. Mary Converse, deceased August 19th, 1729, in ye
11th year of his age.
Benjamin Converse, son of Captain Robert and Mary Sawyer Converse, and grandson of Major James
Converse, born September 22, 1718.
Ebenezer Convers, son of James and Hannah Converse, aged about 5 years, died November 9th, 1693.
Ebenzer converse, son of Major James and Hannah (Carter)converse, born December 16, 1688.
Elizabeth Convers, daughter of James and Hannah Convers, aged 1 year, died July 27, 1694.
Elizabeth Converse, daughter of Major James and Hannah Carter Converse, born May 23, 1675.
Here lyes ye body of Edward Convers, aged 37 years, died ye 26 of July, 1692.
Edward Converse, son of Lt. Converse and Ann Long converse, born 27 February 1654-5; married
Sarah Stone, November 5, 1684.
Here Lyes buried ye body of Major James Convers, Esq., aged 61 years, who departed this life,
July ye 8th, 1706. Major James Converse, Esquire, son of Lt. James and Ann Long Converse, the
distinguished officer in the Indian war, mentioned by Mather, "Magnalia," Book VII, was born in Woburn,
November 16, 1645, married January 1, 1668-9, Hannah, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth Carter,
born Janua;ry 19, 1650-51, was freeman, 1671; selectman 1680-1688, etc.; town clerk, 1688 and following
years; representative 1698-99, etc. He lived a little east of Winter Pond, in the present town of Winchester,
in a house not now in existence. Major Converse is most celebrated for his resolute defense of Storer's garrison
at Wells, in 1692. The characteristic and minute account of this "memorable action," by Dr. Cotton Mather,
occupies pages 613-618 of the "Magnalia Christi Americana," Vol. II.
Here lyes buried the body of Capt. Josiah Conver, who departed this life, n the 58th years of his age.
"The Memory of the Just is Blessed"
Here lyes the body of Esther Convers, died November ye 7th, 1703, in the 16 years of her age.
Esther Converse, daughter of Capt. Josiah and Ruth Marshall Convere, born October 3, 1688.
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