1726 April 1 (Friday). William Wilson of Concord, a poor Shiftless man Lodg’d with us Last night, and about the same time Simon Tainter (who had been with me some time agoe) was with Me in a very Heavenly and Devout Time, Conversing of his State and preparations for his admittance into the Communion. I was upon My Preparations as also the 2nd Day.
Of Westborough. He was admitted to the church, April 3,1726. Westborough Church Records. Simon Tainter, who later became a deacon, and who lived until 1763, was a good friend of Parkman. Harriette M. Forbes, The Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman (Westborough, 1899), pp. 11-12.