Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WENHAM CEMETERY, CARVER, MA. 30APR2012 PT2

The Wenham Cemetery contains graves of distant cousins from the Barrows,
Dunham, and Faunce families. This post will deal with the Barrows family. My
immigrant ancestor was John Barrowe/Barrow/Barrows and I'm descended from
his son Robert, my 7x great grandfather, and then his son George Barrows. The
Barrows family members I found buried in the Wenham Cemetery descend
from another of Robert's sons, John Barrows.

My 3rd cousin 5x removed Asa Barrows.

His wife Deborah Dewey
Their children Isaac, Asa, and Almira Barrows


Their granddaughter, Jane (Barrows) Skinner
Next, the Dunhams.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WENHAM CEMETERY, CARVER, MA. 30APR2012 PT1

Wenham Cemetery in Carver Ma. dates from 1770 and is also known as the
East Carver Cemetery. It's located on Wenham Rd which passes by several
cranberry bogs along the way. I visited it on a warm April afternoon in 2012
looking for cousins from my Dunham and Barrows lines.


 



The woods at the back of the cemetery. I wonder if those steps were for kids or a hunter?  
The view from the back of the cemetery across Wenham Rd. towards a cranberry bog.   


Next post, what and who I found there.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MT. ZION CEMETERY, WHITMAN MA., 11JULY 2011

The first time I visited Mt.Zion Cemetery in Whitman was in winter. This time I
returned in summer when I had more time to look at the headstones. Whitman
used to be part of Abington, Ma. where I live and up until it split away it was
known as South Abington. There are many headstones of older Abington families
there dating from the late 1700's:

Gideon Ramsdell died 28Feb 1795 "Life how short, Eternity how long.




Lydia Brown's headstone has sunken in so far her death date is hidden: 



Mrs. Silence Reed, relict of Adam Reed 29July 1810














John Brown 5 September 1816


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY, MARSHFIELD, MA., 1JUNE 2012 PT3

Some last pictures of Cedar Grove Cemetery in Marshfield, Ma:

Old headstones sometimes give information that makes you wonder what the
story is behind them. Look at where this married couple died. Was the husband
a sea captain, or was he a merchant?





One of my Harlow cousins:



A close fit with the access ramp to the church. Unfortunately, the inscription is blocked:

Some of my Foord/Ford cousins:







Another gravestone with two men of Marshfield who died far from home:


 

Finally, there are several Delano family monuments. FDR's relatives lived in
Marshfield and neighboring Duxbury.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY, MARSHFIELD, MA., 1JUNE 2012 PT2

More from Cedar Grove Cemetery in Marshfield, Ma.:






I see these plants in many of the older cemeteries in this area:





A monument to some of my Ford family cousins:


The older graves are closer to the road and around the church:




These are some headstones belonging to members of the Winslow family. The
orange color on two of them is caused by the rusting metal frames around the
headstones:





The gravestone of Snow Winslow has weathered the elements better than those of relatives:



Headstones of some of my Thomas family cousins:



To be continued.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY, MARSHFIELD, MA., 1JUNE 2012 PT1

Cedar Grove Cemetery in Marshfield Ma. is right on Rte 139 just before entering
Marshfield Center. And when I say, I mean only a few feet from the cars passing by:






As close as the front is to the road, the rest of the cemetery extends some
distance in and there is an access road into it. Be careful entering and exiting
because of the high volume of traffic on Rte 139.




This cemetery is around 300 years old and encloses the Congregational Church.
Also known as the Old Burying Ground, it's the final resting place of some of my
Carver, Cushman, Ford, Thomas, and Tilden cousins.



I visited Cedar Grove in late June and the grass was mown, but there were some
gravestones overgrown by weeds and bushes:


and in some spots displaced by trees:


Still, it's a beautiful cemetery:


To be continued.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SOUTH MIDDLEBORO CEMETERY, MIDDLEBORO, MA. 11JUN 2012 PT3

I knew that my 5x great grandfather Caleb Benson had been buried here but
while I found headstones for many Benson family cousins, I didn't find
Caleb's on this trip:


My 3rd cousin 4x removed Ansel Benson.

The rusted gate to the burial plot of Consider Benson & family.



First cousin 6x removed Lieut. Consider Benson





Second cousin 5x removed Asa Benson & wife Druzilla.
About a week later I made a return visit. It appears Caleb's original
stone had been destroyed by weather or vandalism and after searching
around a bit I found a newer marker for him :
 




This marker was the first hint I had that Caleb was a clergyman.