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Pomp Lovejoy

  • Birth 1724
  • Death 3 Feb 1826
  • Burial Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Lot 329
  • Memorial ID 57466682

The only remaining head stones for slaves in Andover is here for Pomp Lovejoy (for whom Pomp's Pond is named) and Rose Coburn, the last slave to die in Andover. Of the original 35 members of the church, only three original stones remain. Only 113 stones remain before 1800, out of 1500 burials, and 33 of those stones are Abbot's
Husband of Rose Lovejoy.

History of Pomps Pond
Pomps Main

Strangely enough the name of Pompey Lovejoy has through all these years been associated with the near-by pond, though few who speak familiarly of "Pomps" realize how it came by its name.

More than a hundred and eighty years ago in a little cabin close to the road which now leads past Spring Grove cemetery to Camp Maude Eaton and the community swimming beach lived Pompey Lovejoy and his wife, Rose. In those days, and until about 1868, a dense pine forest covered the hills surrounding the pond. Pompey was a former servant of Captain William Lovejoy while Rose was the servant of John Foster. In their cabin by the pond, they made election cake and root beer for the voters on town-meeting days. In 1824 Pompey was still alive and was said to be over a hundred years old.

SOURCE: Historical sketches of Andover: (comprising the present towns of North Andover and Andover), Massachusetts; Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1880

Page 302-303

"A True Roll of the Travel and Service of myself and the Men under my command who marched in consequence of the alarm made on the 19th of April, A. D. 1775"(2)"

Captain Henry Abbot. Abiel Holt. Joseph Jackson.
1. Lieut. William Foster Thomas Holt, junr. Jonathan Lovejoy.
2. Lieut. John Abbot. Zela Holt. Daniel Lovejoy.
Sergt. Darius Abbot. Jacob Holt. Joseph Lovejoy.
Clerk Moses Abbot. Simeon Holt. Abraham Mooar.
Sergt. Samuel Jenkins. Asa Holt. Thomas Manning.
Sergt. Joseph Holt. Ezekiel Hardy. Daniel Poor.
Sergt. Jonathan Abbot. David Holt. John Patten.
Nathan Abbot. Edward Herrick. James Parker.
Asa Abbot. George Holt. Uriah Russel.
Nathan Abbot, jr. Dane Holt. Jedediah Russel.
John Lovejoy Abbot. Timothy Holt, junr James Turner.
Samuel Burnap. Nathaniel Holt. Oliver Whiting.
James Burnap. Peter Holt. Solomon Wardwell
Philemon Chandler. Jabez Hayward. Samuel Woodbridge
John Chandler. Humphrey Holt. Peter Wardwell.
Jonathan Cummings, jr. Joel Jenkins. Daniel Wardwell.
Ebenezer Dale. Samuel Holt. Pomp Lovejoy.
Jacob Foster. Abijah Ingals. Benjamin Eaton.
William Goldsmith.

(1) Lexington Alarms, vol. xiii., p. 62.
(2) Ibid., vol. xl., p. 193.
"Capt. Henry Abbot appeared and made oath of the truth of the foregoing before me.
"Feb. 14,1776."

Retyped and reformatted by Kathy Leigh, October 4, 2005

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Born in Boston a Slave. Died in Andover a free man.

  • Maintained by: Martha Hazard-Small
  • Originally Created by: Kathy McConnell
  • Added: 22 Aug 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pomp Lovejoy (1724–3 Feb 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57466682, citing South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Martha Hazard-Small (contributor 47496789) .