Ancient Burying Ground

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Ancient Burying Ground
Also known as:  Bradford Burial Ground

  • Salem Street , Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts, 01835 USA
  • 882 Memorials added (76% photographed)

Given to the town by John Haseltine in 1665 as a place to "set their meetinghouse and for a burying place".

Burial site of all the early inhabitants of Bradford, including four of the first five ministers - Z. Symmes, T. Symmes, J. Parsons, and J. Allen. Also the site of the first (1661-1706) and the second (1706-1751) Meetinghouses, Town Pound (1686) and first schoolhouse (1713). Nearby were the first houses of settlement (1649) and the first (1668) and second (1708) parsonage houses.

This cemetery is referred to as GR1 Ancient Burying Ground in the "Vital Records of Bradford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849".

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GPS Coordinates: 42.75913, -71.06375

  • Added: 20 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2170320