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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! I would never join a sharing community and then not share.

Boston Burials (undertaker key):

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

This cemetery is not as old as King's Chapel, but many burials not recorded. The oldest "recorded" field stone was dated 1729, but there is no way to know how far back the burials go. It is the largest burial ground used by the City with many of the fallen soldiers from the Revolutionary War. There were sm/med/lg (stone) family tombs starting abt 1790; the brick tombs were built 1799-1801, and more tombs added 1834. There was a ban of burials for tomb and field interments in 1826 until abt 1834. 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!!!

I found a Rhode Island cemetery key
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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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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Was this a reinterment to Mt Auburn?
Jacki, Are these two the same person?

Swasey, Sarah P 21752564
b. unknown d. May 9, 1846 Granary Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Swasey, Sarah Prentiss 141588753
b. 1845 d. May 9, 1847 Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Thanks for all your help on the Swasey family. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jan 21, 2015 3:19 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Charles E. Swasey & John Swasey
Jacki, Thanks for your help on above sites. It clears up alot of questions. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jan 21, 2015 9:38 AM
RE: I thought you were somebody
I understand, this stuff can get to you!

Added by Saratoga on Jan 19, 2015 10:53 AM
James Sargent
Hi Jacki, I'm not sure what you meant on James. Did you want me to transfer him to you? You don't ever bother me with anything you ask or do. I'm just glad there's someone else working on Mount Auburn.

Your email

I'm going to keep going, Elijah is prob a brother to James. But you move on, this was an unrecorded family, so this was a good thing that you found them. I don't want to hang you up on them by any means. Jacki

Added by Saratoga on Jan 19, 2015 9:09 AM
Taphophile Duo
RE: I can't email you.
Thanks for being understanding about it. Not sure what you mean about Ancestry but if you manage a memorial you should be able to delete it regardless. And, most of the stones at Memorys Acre, unfortunately, are under 50+ years of earth accumulating (dead leaves, etc.). The place really needs a good going over once again! Please let me know. KJB
Added by Taphophile Duo on Jan 09, 2015 6:40 AM
RE: Candler at Mount Auburn
The monument was easy to find but it was cold yesterday. I think I'll wait until Spring returns before I return but now I have a good idea of how to navigate the cemetery.
Added by Moe on Jan 06, 2015 1:35 PM
RE: Abraham T Lowe 85689420
Thank you for the correction. Just to clarify, you want me to put the photo on the memorial that has the image of a page from the "History of Ashburnham"?
Added by DASG on Jan 01, 2015 2:42 PM
RE: LeSeur Thornton & Marj (Post) Collins
BTW I think it's great that they're entered because when people are cremated sometimes future generations don't know how to find them. This gives them something to connect with.
Added by Sunset on Dec 29, 2014 1:57 PM
RE: LeSeur Thornton & Marj (Post) Collins
It's a REALLY hard family to trace! Even my branch which stayed north (although they did live in St. Louis too).
Added by Sunset on Dec 28, 2014 9:49 AM
Hi Jackie, I was just looking for a Collins ancestor and was really surprised to see ones for my great-grandparents at Mt. Auburn, because I created memorials for them too. Then I remembered that they were cremated at Mt. Auburn, but then buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. So thank you for creating memorials for them :)

Here are yours:
110650932 LeSeur Thornton Collins
110650726 Marjorie Post Collins

And mine are:
108495198 for LeSeur &
108482815 for Marjorie

So turns out the Mt. Auburn memorials are duplicates, but thank you for your time & effort. So many times I've found relatives & ancestors because Find a Grave members have done just that, and I know the effort it takes!

Added by Sunset on Dec 27, 2014 8:47 PM
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