New Hampshire USA
Postal Code: 03071
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In 1807 a committee was appointed to obtain a new burying ground in the middle of the town, and the present cemetery was procured and layed out in 1809.
The land for the Main cemetery was bought in 1809 and Mrs. Elizabeth Appleton was buried there in October of that year. Twice since then needed additions have been made by the purchase of land in the rear of the cemetery until now that it comprises a territory of about 10 acres(1914). In 1849 public-spirited citizens, prominent amoung whom were Mrs. Henry Isaacs and Dr. T.H. Cochrane, greatly improved the appearance of the Main cemetery and for many years it was attractive; but lacking the care that is needed by all public domains, it grew to look neglected and unsightly. In 1889 Capt. G. H. Hubbard had taken a lot for himself and family, and he said "I would give $300 for improving that place if anyone else would help." Finding that he meant all he said two woman, Mrs. S.T. Ames and miss Sarah F. Lee, aided on some points by the wise advice of Mr. George R. Barrett, took the matter in charge and within six months the whole appearance of the cemetery was changed. A high and long bank, which had been deeply washed by rain was turfed and made most beautiful. Trees were trimmed, shrubs were cut down, thus revealing monuments which had been concealed for years, tombs the walls of which were broken were closed and made sanitary, headstones were cleaned and set in straight lines, and a quagmire was cleared and became a beautiful pond. Funds for this work were contributed by persons out of town whos relations are buried here.(History of New Ipswich, NH 1735-1914)
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