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Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts (#47755371)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family for a while. My dad is from the South, my mom from the North. It's been an interesting journey.

Researching the Drake/Eastman/Smith/Cook line on my mom's side, and the Earp/Trent/Buttry line on my dad's side.

If I have put up a profile of your relative don't hesitate to ask me to transfer it, it's yours really. I only ask that you don't remove any military information from the profile. I was on a quest to find the veterans buried in Weymouth for the historical society in the past, and had posted whatever I was finding. I believe the people at FAG put connection links on profiles for a reason, so when I hear that somebody is refusing to connect a child because they are "old way" of doing things, or are too lazy to do the research that requires a connection, I will create a link. There is responsibility when creating a profile rather than just the glory of finding them, they are family members. And don't be afraid to use any photos I HAVE POSTED HERE ON FIND-A-GRAVE!

Boston Burials (undertaker key):

Central Burying Ground aka Old South Burying Ground - South Ground, South GD, Common, Central

This is the oldest cemetery, prob many burials not recorded. It is the largest burial ground used by the City with many of the fallen soldiers from the Revolutionary war. The oldest recorded field stone was dated 1729. There was a ban of burials for tomb and field interments in 1826 until 1836. There were many removals in 1836, and then again late 1849 to 1856 to Mount Auburn in Cambridge, and Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, a few to other cemeteries. I still am unsure how many of the City owned/sold "brick tombs" there are. But I do know that the City had at one point used abandoned tombs 44 and 110 for city and town poor burials.

South End Burying Ground - South Ground N.W.SQ, South Ground S.S.(4 infant tombs, 5 sec field burials)

Tomb 1 - 1828 to 1830 (1 South Gd Infants)
Tomb 2 - 1832 to 1833 (2 South Gd Infants)
Tomb 3 - 1833 to 1834 (3 South Gd Infants)
Tomb 4 - 1831 to 1832 (4 South Gd Infants)

It appears the 1st tomb was est 1828 (prob because of the ban of burials at Central). The locals at Franklin Square were using this field for "private" burials, so there is no way to know exactly how old this cemetery is. The oldest field marker recorded by researchers is 1813. This cemetery became the "new" South Ground at 1828 - 1836, field burials started 1835 and continued here as South Ground, and tomb burials def continued at Central 1836. This cemetery is poss aka South Boston Farm, not confirmed yet.

Granary - South Burying, South Burying Ground, South B GD, Granary, Park Street cemetery, Park Street Church

This cemetery is not as old as Central, but private. Many of the tombs are smaller, privately owned tombs. The first field burial I have found open to the public was 29 Dec 1809, so I would say 1810 is a safe date to say field burials were open to the public, and the tombs were never abandoned and appropriated by the City.

Saint Matthews Church Cemetery (Defunct) - Dorchester R C, South Boston R C (all burials went to Mt. Hope Cemetery, 7 Dec 1863; tomb burials are within the cemetery on Cypress Ave)

Copp's Hill Burying Ground - C. Hill, C. Hill UG (upper ground), C. Hill LG (lower ground), C. Hill OG (old ground), C. Hill NG (new ground), Hull St, Charter St, Old North Burying Ground, New North Burying Ground

Saint Mary's Cemetery - Dorchester H[oly] C[emetery], Dorchester R[eligious] C[emetery]

The typed Boston burials on Ancestry.com are not correct. Stay to the hand-written burials!!!

A SPECIAL THANKS TO HAMMER, FOR YOUR HELP AT WEYMOUTH AND HINGHAM.

AND TO TIM AND GRACE FOR BEING MY LEGS AT TOGUS!

AND TO SHARON LAVASH HAWKINS FOR CONQUERING THE TWISTS AND TURNS AT MOUNT AUBURN!


And please, please, please.. let me know if your relative from Weymouth is a veteran and I have not marked him/her as so, and I will forward the information... : )
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BobBoston
RE: Fannie C Adams 68156386
You are very welcome. I appreciate you also Celebrate Volunteerism.
Added by BobBoston on Oct 20, 2014 6:47 AM
Jan Byard
A remark you made
Find A Grave Memorial# 127245158

Hi. You stated that you didn't find a grave for C. Allen Browne's first wife "Rebecca Putnam" and I wanted to let you know that Putnam was her middle name, not her maiden name.

Rebecca Putnam Andrews was the d/o John Hancock Andrews and his wife, Nancy Page. Rebecca was born in Salem on Dec. 28, 1815 and she died in Boston on Aug. 28, 1843 during childbirth. She married Charles Allen Browne in Salem on Aug. 25, 1835 and at the time of their marriage he was said to be "of Boston" although he and his siblings had been born in Salem. They apparently lived in Boston during their married life.

Sorry to be so "wordy" but I thought you might be interested.

Best regards,

Jan
Added by Jan Byard on Oct 19, 2014 5:10 PM
Albert
RE: Pierson's at Cairo
You are welcome . I live just down the hill from cemetery.
Added by Albert on Oct 19, 2014 8:16 AM
Kathy Downs
Averill/Downing
We got a picture of Emily Downing Averill's grave. There weren't any Downings near the Averills, but we didn't walk the entire cemetery.
Added by Kathy Downs on Oct 18, 2014 2:30 PM
Diane Clobus Dean
Downing Family at Chestnut Grove
Hi Jacki,

I saw your photo request for Emily Downing Averill, and your note.
Have you contacted the cemetery to see if they have records of the Downing family?
I'd be happy to provide contact info if you need it. The cemetery staff is very helpful.
If you get plot locations, I'd be happy to take a look to photograph them.
Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Oct 17, 2014 7:47 AM
Rose Moszer
Joseph Wilson
Thank you for the connections of memorials and the transfer of my 2nd great grand uncle which was a nice surprise. I appreciate your philosophy that family belongs to family.
Warm regards,
Rose
Added by Rose Moszer on Oct 12, 2014 5:48 PM
Sharon
Trent/Buttry Line
These are my people! I have a great deal of information on them, mostly compiled by my cousin years ago. If you'd like to contact me, feel free!
Added by Sharon on Oct 11, 2014 12:29 AM
Jon Horine
Walter Goodale and Eliza
Dear Jackie, Thank you for posting this couple. I believe that his wife #122427202 was Elizabeth Paine "Eliza" Hincks daughter of Jesse Young Hincks and Ruth Paine Rich of Maine. Ruth's mother was Joanna Paine. Could you tell me if Hinds could be Hincks instead. Walter and Eliza had a son named Wilmot Hincks "Will" Goodale memorial # 42180917. He was my wife's great grandfather. I hope to get a picture of their stones and have put in a request. Thanks for any help you may be able to give. Sincerely Jon
Added by Jon Horine on Oct 05, 2014 6:37 PM
Lynn J. Gauthier
Judge Rufus Brown- Lakeview, Burlington VT
Jacki,

Thank you for the great photo & the "bio" you added to his memorial page

Best regards
Lynn

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Oct 02, 2014 7:44 AM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: Coffin Family
Hi Jacki,

I've posted pics for the following Coffin family members that you set up memorials for:
George Winthrop Coffin 127057751
William Spooner Coffin 127057513
Henry Peleg Coffin 127052176
Mary Winthrop Spooner Coffin 127052541

I've never attempted a stone rubbing before but because there are SO many names on their monument that can't be read, I might try it out to see if I can actually get anything readable - I'll let you know if I get anything.

~ Sharon
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Oct 01, 2014 11:07 AM
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