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Simon Burr was a "set work cooper" --a trade very flourishing in Hingham in his day --and about 1708 moved to Rehoboth, Mass., a town about six miles east of Providence, R.I., probablyon account of the red cedar so abundant in that locality, and which was used extensively in his trade.He carried on the business of a cooper until his death in 1722.His tombstone, brought from England, still remains intact with every line and tracing upon it as clearly defined as when first sculptured.It is of slate and quite elaborately carved, with a winged seraph on its upper facing, and scroll work along the sides,It bears the following inscription:
Here lyeth ye body
of Simon Burr, who dyed March ye 12th, 1722
In ye 63d year of his age
Mr Burr was also a trooper in King Philip's War, 1679.His will is dated Dec 14, 1721, proved Apr 16, 1722.He is called "Mr Symond Burr" in bond of his executors, a title only bestowed on men of large estate and of prominence.