March 24, 1768

1768 March 24 (Thursday).  Deacon Wood and Mr. Tainter kill two of our Hoggs (nigh 11 Months old) and at Eve they came and cutt them out.  N.B. they weighed, one 201, and 216.  They were at Supper with us.  Mrs. Tainter also.  But what was chiefly remarkable to Day was, Deacon Forbes expired about 8 o’Clock this Morning, having just compleated his 84th Year.  When his sister Byles and Brother Samuel were living, their Ages, together with their sister Grow’s, amounted to 348.  And indeed as the 3 first were far advanced in their Year it might be accounted 351.  Miss Mary Steward, half sister to the two last, is now in her 80th year also.  May the Lord sanctifie this Death to us, and quicken us to, and assist us in our preparation for our own Decease!


[Marginal notation:]  93