GREENWOOD GENEALOGIES, 1154-1914
By Frederick Greenwood, East Templeton, MA 1914
Chapter 10 GRAVE OF THOMAS GREENWOOD OF NEWTON
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Tombstone at Grave of Thomas Greenwood in the old cemetery on Centre Street, Newton, Massaschusetts.
The headstone indicating the grave of Thomas Greenwood of Newton,
Mass., is yet, after a lapse of over 200 years, standing in Newton
well preserved in the old cemetery on Center Street. The stone
shows very little of the long time it has been in place. Nothing
is now standing to mark the grave of Hannah, first wife of Thomas,
who was probably buried here, but the gravestone of her father,
John Ward, and others of the Ward family are yet in place. Aside
from the gravestone of Thomas Greenwood, there are today only
four other stones yet standing, which mark graves of the many
Greenwoods who have been buried here. These standing stones are
in memory of Lieut. Josiah Greenwood, aet. 83, Thomas Greenwood,
Esq., who d. Aug. 31, 1774, aet. 79, Mrs. Hannah Greenwood, consort
of Thomas Greenwood, Esq., who d. Dec'r. 23d 1777, aet. 85, and
Elizabeth Greenwood, dau. of Mr. Dec'r. 23d 1777, aet. 85, and
Elizabeth Greenwood, dau. of Mr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood
who died October ye 10th, 1755, aged 8 mos. & 10 days.
The grave of Thomas Greenwood is near the back of the ancient
cemetery and is close beside the graves of the Wards. The standing
stone, without mound, alone marks the grave.