Sunday, November 2, 2014

Historic Cemetery No 5, Exeter, Rhode Island

Located on Frost Hollow road just off of route 165 in Exeter, smack next to the Arcadia Wildlife Management area, this cemetery is a bit odd: only two markers were noted. One for the Barber family and the other one, a veteran's stone relatively new and in good shape with a new flag, to Edward LOvejoy of the 2nd Massachusetts (infantry?).



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts

My wife and I were at Burial Hill Cemetery in Plymouth recently to listen to a presentation on ground-penetrating radar. Sponsored by the Friends of Burial Hill, which is loosely affiliated with the Association of Gravestone Studies of which I am a member, it was a gorgeous day to be standing on an incredible overlook to Plymouth Bay.

And, as always this cemetery presents wonderful opportunities for photography.


Ansel and Martha Holmes, both age 90 when they died
Charlott Barnes (nope, no "e" in Charlott), died Feb. 22, 1833
probable site of the first fort c. 1620-21
Madam Jane Robbins, died Sept. 12, 1800,
wife of Rev. Chandler
Rev. Chandler Robbins, died June 30, 1799
the Judson family
The presentation by Craig Chartier of Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project was fascinating and illuminating but sadly we had to leave early so we could grab a bite of lunch before the day got away from us.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Historic Cemetery No. 101 Exeter, Rhode Island

Located along the John B. Hudson trial in Arcadia Wildlife Management, this cemetery may have been the Wildcox family cemetery.





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Old Burying Ground near Harvard Square, 1635

Opened circa 1635 this cemetery sits at the one of the earliest points in Massachusetts history, and indeed in the history of Harvard as well. It also has a wonderful memorial to those men who grabbed their muskets on April 19, 1775 and dashed off to stand up for their rights as free men.



Erected by the city
A. D. 1870
to the memory of
John Hicks
William Marcy
Moses Richardson
Buried here
Jason Russell
Jabez Wyman
Jason Wynship
Buried in Menotomy
Men of Cambridge
Who fell in defense of
the liberty of the people
April 19, 1775
O What a glorious morning is this!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge - Sept. 14 2014

Freeland-Davis-Thompson families

The Hughes family - beneath the angel lifting a child out it's coffin the inscription reads "to my wife and child"

The Sphinx

Bigelow Chapel

The Rev.Aaron Green family

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Josiah B. Ferris in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Josiah B. Ferris, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Anderson Wride in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Anderson Wride, 3rd Michigan Infantry (new or reorganized 3rd), and his family

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Orin Prescott in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Orin Prescott, 3rd Michigan Infantry (new or reorganized 3rd), younger brother of George buried nearby

Sunday, September 7, 2014

George Prescott in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

George Prescott, 3rd Michigan Infantry (old 3rd), and his family - older brother of Orin buried nearby


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lorenzo D. Lamphere in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lorenzo D. Lamphere, 3rd Michigan Infantry (old 3rd)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gibson boys in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

C. K. Gibson, 21st Michigan Infantry

Archibald K. Gibson, 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Civil War veterans buried in Martin Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

C. K. Gibson, 21st Michigan Infantry

Archibald K. Gibson, 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics

Lorenzo D. Lamphere, 3rd Michigan Infantry

George Prescott, 3rd Michigan Infantry

Orin Prescott, 3rd Michigan Infantry


Anderson Wride, 3rd Michigan Infantry

Josiah B. Ferris, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vanden Berg, Van Halsema and Quackenbush in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids

Tunis Vanden Berg

Susan Bernice and aunt Helen at Tuni's grave site

sisters Helen and Bernice paying their respects to absent loved ones 

Jim and Willemina Quackenbush

Mark Van Halsema

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Swan Point, on a Saturday morning in June

new arrival

truly a garden cemetery

"you are the wind beneath my wings"

"there is no death only a change in worlds"

the unique -- and somewhat out-of-place mound tomb of the Mason family