1740 April 3 (Thursday). Suse Rogers departed this Life about one o’Clock in the Morning. Much perplex’d in the morning about our spring work, the Care of it crowding upon me at a very uncomfortable Rate. After having been other where with no success, as I walk’d to Neighbor Hezekiah Pratts (who I sought to come with his Oxen and draw off the Stones from Ground which we wanted to break up for Planting) I had many musings touching the Conduct of God’s Providence in the world, especially where even his own work was more immediately at stake — but I was enabled to refer and rest matters with God. Mr. Pratt came — after him Mr. Daniel Forbush with Two Yoke of Cattle, and they drew off the stones. This they did a.m. David Baverick also came and rigg’d up the Fences; So that my Business was like to get along — for which I thank God that so I might attend to his service without so much distraction. Mr. Samuel Crosby inform’d me that Mr. Cushing had just lost Two Children, Mary and John, who dy’d the Day before yesterday of the Throat Distemper, and another was at the point of Death. I rode over to the North side of the town, to Mr. Caruths, to Mr. Haywards and Bakers — to Mr. Livermores, Balls and Wheelers. N.B. John Badcocks Conduct towards me as he accompany’d me part of the way back from Mr. Wheelers. Mr. David Forbush plough’d stubble p.m. A Letter from Mr. Cushing came while I was abroad.
Wife of Parkman’s neighbor, John Rogers.
Son of Deacon Jonathan Forbush.
Of Shrewsbury. One of the founders of the church there. Ward, Shrewsbury, 255.