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Monday, November 1, 2010

Old Age

 
“Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
Maggie Kuhn
 Salem Mass.This Halloween.
 As I was taking pictures of the tombstones in the Charter Street Cemetery, I came across this one. It must have been amazing to live that long in that time period. I found the information below on John Nutting.
John Nutting was the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Nutting. He was born in Cambridge, Jan. 7, 1694, and graduated at Harvard College in 1712. He came to Salem in 1718, and kept the Grammar School from 1719 to 1749. He became Ruling Elder of a new church in Salem in 1736. He was a Notary Public in 1755,and Collector of Customs at Salem and Marblehead in 1768 and at other times. He also held the office of Register of Deeds. After the death of his first wife Ruth, he married Elizabeth dau. of Benjamin and Abigail (Lindall) Pickman (b. Jan. 22, 1714, d. June 11, 1785). He died May 20, 1790,

2 comments:

Elaine said...

Wow, 96 years old...really.... must have had good genes....

Lilly said...

i like your quote under the picture.
that was very unusual in those days to live that long.
harvard in 1712????????? wow.