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acarey1000 (#48174670)
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Virginia Meadowcroft
Quimby at North Purchase Cemetery
Thank you for photographing the headstone and the vacant area between the headstones. It is helpful to see the lay of the land.

Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Aug 06, 2013 1:01 PM

RE: Anna
Wow again! As much as I appreciate the generous offer for a photo of the poor farm, I was able to view photos of it after searching for information on the Holliston Poor Farm. Thank you so much for the offer, though. Turns out I didn't know what to search for until you pointed out that it was a poor farm.

Since Anna's death is listed in the Holliston Death Index, I am guessing that is where she passed away.

One of the newspaper articles mentioned the poor farm was located across from a cemetery, and the Google maps clearly show that it is East Holliston Cemetery.

Considering its proximity to the poor farm, do you think it's possible she might be buried there? The cemetery sign shows it was in use from 1812-1975 so that would include the year Anna died.

I don't want to put you out, but if you are ever in that area, would you consider taking a look for a headstone for Anna Pike there? She was born in 1769 and died in 1838.

On another topic, you noted that her father, Nathaniel, was buried in Christ Church cemetery in Hopkinton. I don't think he has a memorial on Find-A-Grave so I'm thrilled that you also found out where he is. He is the third Nathaniel, I believe, and was born in 1744 and died in 1824. I would be happy to create a memorial for him here unless you would want to do that.

Thank you so much for your information and help. You have been incredibly helpful and I am very grateful.

Added by 47730809 on Jul 27, 2013 6:10 AM

WOW! Never did I think my photo request would be filled so quickly! I am thrilled! I just can't thank you enough for your work. The photo of his headstone is perfect, too. Great job!

I love a good mystery myself, and I thank you for helping to solve one of mine. Now here is an interesting wrinkle in locating where his wife is buried. Online vital records indicate that "Mrs. Pike" (whom I believe was Aaron's wife Anna) died in Holliston, and at the House of Industry, which I am guessing was a poor house for the indigent. With that in mind, I do not know if she could be buried near her father (as you're wondering) or maybe a potter's field for the poor. Maybe the House of Industry, wherever that was, had its own burying ground. I have contacted the Holliston Historical Society but have not heard back yet.

Again, I am thankful for your time, effort, and the great photo.

In gratitude,

Added by 47730809 on Jul 25, 2013 5:19 PM

Jan robinson
Teresa Boardman
No idea when it will be inscribed. Will try to find out.

Added by Jan robinson on Jul 23, 2013 9:19 AM

Kenneth G. Hughes
Hersey Headstone pic
Hi, Thank you very much for the headstone pic of Elizabeth Hersey. It is much appreciated.


Added by Kenneth G. Hughes on Jul 22, 2013 9:13 PM

Jan robinson
Teresa Boardman
Sorry but I don't see an inscription for her.

Added by Jan robinson on Jul 22, 2013 4:21 PM

RE: Finding the Desilver
I am going to reply to your message to your e-mail address.

Added by Tina on Jul 10, 2013 5:42 PM


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