The Marshall Statesman Marshall, Michigan Friday, January 22, 1892
MILES STANDISH'S GRAVE. Xt I* Satti to H« t«mat#tl In a Nathaniel Morton, secretary of Plymouth Colony, fa authority for the statement that Staadish was buried in Duxhury, whirtj accortls with StaiifUsb's %vil!, in which he asked, to be buried near his daughter and daughter-in-Saw "if he died In Dux- Tradition* of half a doxen families of the town, handed down from sire to son, locate the grave in the old churchyard between Hall's and Bayley's Corners, and this graveyard, in one comer of which &t*>t»tJ the flrst church Jn Duxbury, SM the only one mentioned in the early records. Th«M» traditions were to the effect, furtbcrraone, that „ two triangular stones marketl th»> spot where Stand- ir, 1^89 stones answering their description w<»re brought to light, aod ia April, 189K duly authorized per- scfti* opened the sapprmHl graves of lite Stand bh iaiaily and cxaaiincd Oie r^ijiains fouot! therein. IVo of the skeleiocs were thoae of young women, two were boys, sm3 one was taat of a man, corresponding with the generally accepted physique of Statidish, Indicating wry unuiiusl stireugth and eritlenUy tiiat o? a person w^ti along ia y<?,ars Frvm, all the facts known tlse ^i»?«ker, wl»o vtm $m of vboss pft?». B»t at the #*httJ»atfoB, 4t«Jue«d |bie inference that these were the grate* of Hiaa^ji^ bis iwe «!aiifhtei*~.i, «., tlaughter and danghteHn-iaw-^ t«« was uawed Charles and , who 4ied yoai^^ The i*m#fM, «sUt Mr. were carefully placsd in aew iu the oJ4 graveyard.