1749 April 23 (Sunday). In the Morning I rode to Grafton for Mr. Hancock. Was entertain’d at Mr. Isaac Harringtons. I preach’d a.m. on Jer. 3.15. At the Earnest Request of Mr. Joseph Axtell and his Wife I preach’d to her at Evening at their House, She having lain Sometime under great Affliction and long confin’d from the Public Worship. My Text 1 Thess. 1.10 last Clause. Rode home the Same Night following. Mr. Hancocks Text 1 John 3.19.
The Axtells took up residence in the north part of Grafton about 1730. Pierce, Grafton, pp. 451-2.