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South Reading Inscriptions, NEHGR, 1853, Vol. 7 pg 26:
Rebecca Kendall, widow of Dea. Thomas Kendall, dyed July 17, 1703, Aged 85 years."Here lyeth the mother of ten* who had 175 grand and great-grand children.
*"Mother of ten" signifies "the mother of ten children," of whome nine were daughters, and one son who died young.Of the daughters, one died young, and the other eight married into the families of the first settlers of the town, viz: the families of Bryant, Pearson, Eston, Parker, Nichols, Boutwell, Dunton and Goodwing. Their descendants have been numerous, and although they have lost their ancient surname of Kendall, their blood runs in many of the presents inhabitants; few of them, however, if any, can say, as could the old "mother of ten,"