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John Glassford (#47271570)
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Bio Photo Epitaph of William Gould
at Memorial# 51789182
Old Burying Ground,
Wakefield, Massachusetts

"Time was I stood as thou dost now,
And view'd the dead as thou dost me:
E're long you'll lie as low as I;
And others stand and gaze at thee."


I live on the North Shore of Massachusetts in Essex County. I have published 6 books and 1 pamphlet on area graveyards and was awarded the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Award [2013] by the Daughter's of the American Revolution [DAR]. I have several old graveyard tours that I perform in my area and I do lecturing in my area on a variety of historical subjects at Historical Societies.


Epitaph of Sarah (Pierson) Bancroft
at Memorial# 65568510
Laurel Hill Cemetery
(Old Reading Cemetery)
Reading, MA

"Why mourn my dearest friend that I'm in dust,
Believe my better part in perfect rest;
This dust shall rise by my Redeemer's power,
Prepared to follow, we shall part no more;
Then tho' we shall be parted in the dust,
We'll rise unite in songs among the just."



I only transfer memorials within FindAGrave guidelines. I cannot transfer anything to you if you do not provide me with your member number. If I don't respond to your request for a transfer that means I would prefer to keep the memorial.



Indicate " 2010-2014 John Glassford on Find A Grave" as source of photo. You MAY use my photo as long as proper credit is given.

Do NOT post my photos to other FindAGrave memorials. Just let me know and I will upload them to each additional memorial. You may contact me for this purpose by clicking the EDIT tab at the top right hand corner of each memorial page. You may use my photos on trees on Ancestry if you'd like with credit given to photos as stated above.


Cemeteries I have photographed all extant headstones in entirety or finished off remainder, all photos (excluding post-event burials):

Located in Essex County, Mass:

Wenham Cemetery -- utilizing names list and plot maps (Wenham).
Dodge Row Cemetery -- utilizing names list and plot maps (Beverly).
Abbott Street Burial Ground -- utilizing names list and plot maps (Beverly).
Old Burying Ground/Highland -- old cemetery only incl. the terraced areas and woods (Ipswich).
Theological Seminary Burying Ground [Chapel Cemetery] at Phillips Academy (Andover).
St Augustine's Cem. (Andover).
West Parish Cemetery - old hill section (Andover) w/member Norman Dodge.
Boston St. Cemetery (Topsfield).
Averill Family Cem. (North Andover).
Old North Parish Burying Ground -- with help from others (North Andover).
Second Cemetery (North Andover).
Flint Cemetery (Middleton).
Fuller Cemetery -- at Richardson's Farm (Middleton).
Sawyer Hill Burying Ground (Newburyport).
Lower Corner Cemetery (Merrimac).
Brookside Cemetery (West Boxford).
90% at Walnut Hill Cemetery (West Newbury).
Old First Parish Burying Ground [Sandy Bay Cemetery] (Rockport).
Second West Parish Cemetery (Haverhill).
Meeting House Hill Cemetery (Methuen) w/member Jack Parker.

Located in Middlesex County, Mass:

South Burying Grounds (Tewksbury).
Fletcher Cemetery (Tyngsborough).
Swallow Cemetery (Dunstable).
Laurel Hill Cemetery -- old sect. only & many newer (Reading).
Old North Cemetery (Billerica) - oldest section by others.


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