Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mr. Enoch Hill - 1793, Millis, MA


In Memory of
Mr. Enoch Hill, who
died, Nov. the 1st 1793.
in the 75th year of
his age.

So sleep the saints and Cease
(to groan
When sin & death have done
(their worst
Christ hath a glory like
(his own
which waits to Close their
sleep in dust

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Masaschusetts

Carver: Joseph Barber Jr. of Medway, Massachusetts

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Joseph & Mary Fairbank, Holliston, MA


Sacred
in Memory of
Mr Joseph Fairbank
who died February ye 9th,
1791 in the 27th,
year of his age
--------------
Memorandum
of Mrs Mary Fairbank
wife of the said Joseph
who deceased at
Wardsborough Vermount
in February ye 12th 1790
in the 22nd
[year of her age]

The Central Burying Ground, Holliston, Massachusetts

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Discover Vine Lake Cemetery

On Saturday, June 26th I attended a “Discover Vine Lake Cemetery” walking tour put on by the Vine Lake Preservation Trust.

The tour guide was Rob Gregg, President of the Trust. The two-hour tour covered such points as the oldest and most significant graves in the cemetery and the three types of “cemetery scapes” present in the cemetery.

As well, there was information on their ongoing projects such as a recent gravestone cleaning workshop taught by Kai Nalenz of Gravestone Services of New England. Vine Lake Preservation Trust has recently received a grant to hire an intern to do a condition survey and transcribe the stones in the old section of the cemetery. The intern, Jennifer Fromen, spoke about her project during the walk.

The tour touched on which years had the most burials and why. One of the years related to an intriguing epidemic that was only found similarly in Switzerland.

I also learned which of Medfield's founding fathers were buried in the cemetery. All around it was a good time. The weather also cooperated providing us with a pleasant breeze while we stood in the shade.

One memorial that was particularly impressive was the recently cleaned Kingsbury monument. The funds for the cleaning were donated by Beckwith Post 110 of the American Legion. The stone looks remarkable now that it has been restored to its original white color.

The next Vine Lake Preservation Trust tour will be July 24, 2010 at 10:00 am. That one is focused on the “Famous & Noteworthy” burials in the cemetery.








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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Samuel Ellis - 1778



In Memory of
Mr. Samuel Ellis
who died Sept. 7th
1778 in ye 82nd Year


Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Massachusetts

Vine Lake Cemetery is cared for by the Vine Lake Preservation Trust which offers walking tours and other educational programs throughout the year.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Sally Adams - 1778


In Memory of
Sally Daught. of Deac
Josiah Adams who
Died Sept. 11th
1778
in her 20th year


Old Cemetery, Mendon, Massachusetts

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

John Moulton - 1719


HERE LYES YE
BODY OF JOHN
MOULTON SON
TO JOSEPH
& ABIGAIL
MOULTON DEC
OCTOBER YE
7TH 1719
IN 7TH YEAR
OF HIS AGE

Point of Graves Burial Ground
Portsmouth, New Hampshire


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ruth Partridge - 1789


In memory of Mrs
Ruth Partridge
wife of Mr Seth
Partridge who
died May ye 27th
1789 in ye 77th
year of her age


Evergreen Cemetery, Medway, Massachusetts

This stone is attributed to carver Cyrus Deane

A much earlier photograph of the stone is available from the
Farber Gravestone Collection


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Abigail & Jonah Belcher, 1731 & 172?

Left Side
Abigail daughter
of Benjamin &
Abigail Belcher
died August ye 3rd
1731 Aged 1 Year
4 months
& 1 day

Right Side
Jonah son of
Benjamin & Abig.
Belcher died
January ye 6th
172- Aged
5 months
& 21 days

Arnold Burying Ground, Newport, Rhode Island

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Miles Osborne - 1793


In Memory of
Miles Osborne,
son of Mr John &
Mrs Lydia Osborne
who died March
23d 1793 Aged
10 months

Old South Cemetery, Peabody, MA

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Jonathan Bancroft - 1784


In Memory of
Mr. Jonathan Bancroft
who departed this Life
after a short & painfull
Sickness April 29th 1784
in ye 54 year of His Age


Old South Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts

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William Pool - 1782

In Memory of
Mr. William Pool
son of Mr. William
and Mrs. Mary Pool
who departed this Life
March 30th 1782
Aged 26 years


Old South Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts

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