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