Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
afterwards their chief agent in England.
Arrived here IX November, MDCXXI,
with Thomas Cushman his son;
Preached IX December,
his memorable sermon on “The danger of self-love
and the sweetness of true friendship.”
Returned to England XIII December,
to vindicate the enterprise of Christian emigration,
and there remained in the service of the colony
when having prepared to make Plymouth
his permanent home.
< Right Side of Monument : >
Son of Robert, Died • X • December, MDCXCI,
aged nearly • LXXXIV • years,
For more than • XLII • years he was
of the First Church in Plymouth,
by whom a tablet was placed, to mark his grave,
on this spot,
now consecrated anew by a more enduring memorial.
Widow of Elder Cushman and daughter of Isaac Allerton,
Died • XXVIII • November, MDCXCIX, Aged about • XC • years,
the last survivor of the first comers in the Mayflower.
< Back of Monument : >
He died, lamented by the Forefathers as “Their ancient friend, - who was as their right hand with their friends the adventurers, and for divers years had done and agitated all their business with them to their great
“And you, my loving friends, the adventurers to this plantation, as your care has been first to settle religion here before either profit or popularity, so, I pray you, go on. --------------- I rejoice --------------- that you thus honor God with your riches, and I trust you shall be repaid again double and treble in this world, yea, and the memory of this action shall never die.”
Dedication of the sermon.
< Left Side of Monument : >
the descendants of
in memory of their Pilgrim ancestors
XVI • September, MDCCCLVIII.
Location. 41° 57.318′ N, 70° 39.946′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker can be reached from School Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Burial Hill cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Fort (a few steps from this marker); Tercentenary Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Thomas Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Scammell (within shouting distance James Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); John Alden (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Doty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.