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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 are not correct. Stay to the hand-written burials!!!




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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RE: John A Townsend
You're very welcome!

Added by JanM on Sep 20, 2014 7:27 PM
Ken Margison
Linda Young Transfer
Thanks for the transfer. Linda's actual birth name was Malinda, so it took a while to find her. Her sister was my Great Grandmother. Her daughter Daisy is buried next to her.
Added by Ken Margison on Sep 20, 2014 4:58 PM
Toll Gate Cemetery
Hi Jackie, I have received your corrections, I am traveling on business and will take a look through the photos once I get back next week. Can you tell me your source for this information? Do you have a transcription? We photographed all the stones in the cemetery which is not very well kept so many stones are missing. Thanks.
Added by PupDawg on Sep 19, 2014 10:17 AM
Mary Roark Kelly
Thank you so much for the information of Mary Kelly, I already added your findings, which were very helpful.

Would you happen to have the source of information for her? If you do and can send it to me, I will gladly add it in her memorial. I like to add it to help their family find them. If you visit my memorial #82455450 for a baby buried at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery, you'll see an example of how I do it.

Thanks again and have a good day!
Added by Leilani on Sep 19, 2014 2:27 AM
Michael Corbett at Toll Gate Cem.
Hi, if Michael Corbett is an ancestor of yours I'd be happy to transfer the memorial to you. Date corrected per your suggestion.
Added by Sandy on Sep 18, 2014 4:52 PM
Hi, sorry about the copyright but I do not like adding
pictures so other people can make money. I deleted the headstone photos but left the larger picture where the copyright does not infringe on the content. If you don't want the photo there, I have no problem deleting it.
Added by Lizann on Sep 07, 2014 3:18 PM
Crypt Tonight
Margaret Robinson Smith
There is a headstone for her in Woodlands too. I'll research more tomorrow but my thought is that she died in Virginia, well before her husband so they buried her with her family and then re-interred her in Woodlands. I would be OK with leaving both memorials (since there are 2 headstones) but putting a note in the bio section. What do you think? Isaac and his family have a very large plot , which , I'm sure he purchased well after her death. Let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks
Added by Crypt Tonight on Sep 05, 2014 7:09 PM
Roger Barnes
duplicate memorials
I was trying to look up a different Thomas Shed and found these two that are duplicates. Since you created both of them, can you remove the one them? Thanks.
Thomas W Shed Memorial# 107641687
Thomas W Shed Memorial# 107641767
Added by Roger Barnes on Sep 04, 2014 11:57 AM
Erin Bohannon
Kimball Memorials
I feel honored....thank you!
Added by Erin Bohannon on Aug 30, 2014 7:39 PM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: Ellen & Ellen Baird
Hi Jacki - just sent you pics of the stones I took photos of yesterday for your viewing. :)
~ Sharon
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Aug 29, 2014 12:08 PM
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