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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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Airborne Steve
RE: Stevens' and Linscott's photos
Glad I could help Jacki. If there is anything else up this way that I may be of assistance with, send a message along. I didn't get all of the West Newfield Cemetery photographed last night. The bugs were getting a bit thick. I will try to get the rest done soon.
Added by Airborne Steve on May 26, 2015 8:03 PM
RE: Mount Auburn
Thank you for your kind comments. I pulled a list of all the requests and then sorted and marked the map by sections - this way I could do many requests at the same time, but in 6 hours I only got 56 out of the 120 I wanted because most of the stones were very hard to read. I always feel bad when the markers are unreadable so I am glad the photos were able to help you. I will try to get back there next weekend to continue with the remaining requests.

Added by PupDawg on May 26, 2015 12:01 PM
RE: Larnard's at Mount Auburn
You're very welcome! Glad I was able to find it for you. - TCW
Added by TCW on May 25, 2015 4:06 PM
Poole in Melrose Cem.
Jacki, May I have your permission to add a gravestone photo to your memorial # 99880609? It was taken on a clear day and will help clarify the info in the memorial.
Added by LogicalGMW on May 25, 2015 8:40 AM
W. Warder
RE: Catherine (Robinson) Holbrook 146652674
No problem. I photographed the whole plot - Potter family included. :)
Good luck with your search!
Added by W. Warder on May 21, 2015 11:13 AM
RE: Lieut George Wainwright
Thanks for researching, found what you are referring to. Amazing stories on this Officer. Dedicated to the mission, mexico war 1847. He lead under General Taylor (1849 Pres.) (#2 General of war); General Scott, (#1 General); and Brig Gen. William Worth (#5 General). Why the comment? From the MASH series, most wanted a superficial wound to get them out of the action and avoid death. Wasn't the case for this Lt Wainwright, even couldn't walk good, wrote to a friend he would stay with his men. 3rd serious wound sent him home, never fully recovered and died.
Added by MS1958 on May 21, 2015 6:01 AM
David McInturff
RE: Sorry...
No problem.
Added by David McInturff on May 19, 2015 5:21 AM
Dorothy Ashley Holbrook
Here is a link to an article about her marriage to Sargent Prentiss Huff in the far right hand column:

Town & Country, Volume 72
Added by SLGMSD on May 18, 2015 6:41 PM
Dora Holbrook Thompson
Edits for this individual are declined. She is the daughter of Theodore Lewis Holbrook Sr. She is NOT the daughter of Theodore Lewis Holbrook Jr.

The daughter of Theodore Lewis Holbrook Jr. is found here:

Find A Grave Memorial# 103860312
Added by SLGMSD on May 18, 2015 6:33 PM
Dorothy Ashley Holbrook
Is buried at ANC - you can find her here:

Find A Grave Memorial# 103860312

Therefore, I believe your edits to turn Find A Grave Memorial# 97394789, Dora Holbrook Thompson into Dorothy Ashley Holbrook are invalid. Do you wish to delete them or should I decline them?
Added by SLGMSD on May 18, 2015 12:09 PM
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