Original Settler with the Barnstable Colony in 1640.
Selected Grand Juror, Hayward, Constable, and Highway
Surveyor. Served with Militia of the Colony of New
Plymouth. In 1658, he built and operated one of the
First Grist Mills in America in the Tidewater Area
near the Barnstable Common Fields. This stone is from
the original foundation wall. He died at Barnstable,
September 7, 1683. Blish Point, named in his honor,
extends from the east to the mouth of Maraspin Creek
where it enters Barnstable Harbor.
A gift to the citizens of Barnstable from the descendants
of Abraham Blish to commemorate the three hundredth
anniversary of his death.