Tomb #5 at Boston's Copp's Hill Burying Ground was constructed in 1717
by Captain Benjamin
Edwards (1685-1751). Each April, on Patriots Day Weekend, the site is
decorated with flags
and flowers as a tribute to the sea captain and his many relations.
Members of the Edwards, Revere and Lincoln families rest here. Some of
their names are noted below.
Alexander Edwards (1733-1798), patriot, cabinetmaker and member
of the Sons of Liberty.
Sally Edwards Revere (1761-1808), wife of Paul Revere
Jr. and mother of their 12 children. Those children include
Edwards Revere (1784-1800).
Paul Revere Jr. (1760-1813), silversmith, bell founder and first
born son of patriot Paul Revere.
Jedediah Lincoln (1760-1820), Revolutionary War soldier and
Abraham Lincoln; his wife, Elizabeth (Betsey) Edwards Lincoln
(1765-1796), and their son Alexander Edwards Lincoln.
Robert Edwards (1732-1770), tailor, and his wife Mary (White)
Clark Edwards (?-1774).
Dolling Edwards (1737-1773), mastmaker, and his wife Rebecca
Christie Edwards (1739-1771).
Benjamin Edwards (1765-1808), cooper, and his wife Polly
Bangs Edwards (Elliot).
The Edwards marker was reconstructed in 1998 by Nicholas Benson of the
John Stevens Shop of Newport, RI, founded in 1705.