Worcester’s Rural Cemetery, located on Grove Street, was not a burial ground during the Revolution but became the final resting place for many who either participated in or observed the events of 1774 and after. Much of the land had originally been owned by Judge Timothy Paine, who had lived on what is now Lincoln Street, in his mansion, now known as The Oaks. In 1838 the land was donated for a new private cemetery. Today, the cemetery contains more than 13,000 burials, including Isaiah Thomas, whose remains were moved from the old burial ground on Mechanic Street; Patriot leader Levi Lincoln, and merchant Stephen Salisbury.