About John Nutting, Esq.
He graduated from Harvard in the class of 1712, became a noted teacher and was the Head Master of Salem schools. Later became Collector of the port of Salem
Gravestone Inscription: "Here Lyes the Remains of John Nutting Eƒq.r who diedMay 20th AD 1790 in the 97th Year of his Age. The ƒweet remembrence of the juƒt, Shall floweriƒh when they ƒleep in duƒt."
- The Harvard Register, Volume 3 edited by Moses King. Page 407. "Graduates who have attained their ninetieth year.". ....John Nutting, Class of 1712, died 1790, Salem, age 97."