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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Newburyport, Massachusetts

Cemeteries & History of Newburyport, Massachusetts

The Old Burying Hill is found by the Bartlett Mall, in between Auburn Street and Greenleaf Street off of High Street in Newburyport. When this cemetery was established in 1729 the town was still part of Newbury. Newburyport formed a separate town in 1764. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

More pictures for Newburyport gravestones coming soon. There are currently 472 entries for this cemetery. When finished the entire project will have over 1,000 entries.

Cemetery Condition: Horrible!! This cemetery is not well kept and deteriorates more every time I visit. Careful where you step, gophers run rampant digging large holes throughout the entire burial ground. Many times these holes are near the gravestones so that they topple over. There is lots of trash, and the landscaping is horrible. At one time someone was caring enough to place signs near the more prominent citizens with information about them, but these are all faded, most have been uprooted or broken. A restoration project is desperately needed for this cemetery, and the longer it waits, the higher the cost will be.

Recently I learned that although the town is responsible for the groundskeeping, the families of the deceased are responsible for the gravestones themselves and any repair they may need. This is true throughout the state of Massachusetts. But I do think it's time Newburyport put together a Cemetery Committee to help preserve it's history.

Newburyport - Old Hill Burying Ground

 

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Fortune d. 1804, an African-American slave owned by Tristram Dalton. This gravestone is unique, considering slaves at this time, if they were given any gravestone at all, were usually given wooden gravestones and buried in a separate burying ground. Fortune's gravestone was what the average middle-class white person would have.
Dorothy Adams d. 1741
Sarah Adams d. 1740
Elizabeth Armstrong d. 1734, heelstone
Mary Atkinson d. 1780
Zechariah Atwood d. 1796
William Bailey d. 1803
Benjamin Balch d. 1858
Daniel Balch d. 1790, a master clockmaker. One of his pieces was sold through Sothebys to Leigh Keno (of Antiques Roadshow fame) for $57,750.
Elizabeth Balch d. 1819
George Balch d. 1802
Hannah Balch d. 1783
Judith Balch d. 1825
Lucy Balch d. 1797
William Balch d. 1766
Jonathan Beck d. 1796
Sarah Beck d. 178?
Sarah Beck d. 1786
Ambrose Berrey d. 1747/48
Ambrose Berrey d. 1763
Ambrose Berrey d. 1777
Hannah Berrey d. 1749
Elder John Berrey d. 1770, Elder of the Presbyterian
Church of Newbury/Newburyport.

Mrs. M. Berry d. 1791, heelstone
Sarah Berrey, heelstone d. 1747/48
Sarah Berrey d. 1753
Sarah Berrey d. 1776, heelstone
Jonathan Boardman d. 1819 at Cayer, San Domingo.
Mary Boardman d. 1847
Rachel Boardman d. 1861
Capt. William Boardman d. 1793, lost with all his crew on his passage from Barbadoes to Newburyport in a severe Hurricane among the West India Islands.
Elizabeth Bowlen d. 1838
Abigail Bradbury d. 1802
Ann Bradbury d. 1743
Ebenezer Bradbury d. 1777, lost at sea in the Ship Hero
Frances Bradbury d. 1801
John Bradbury d. 1777, lost at sea in the Ship Hero
Hon. Theophilus Bradbury d. 1803, a Member of Massachusetts state senate, 1791-94; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1795-97 (10th District 1795-97, at-large 1797); justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1797-1803; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1800.
Anna Brown d. 1791
Edward Brown d. 1737
Edward Brown d. 1780
Elizabeth Brown d. 1797
Mary Brown d. 1801
Capt. Moses Brown, 2d. d. 1804, a naval officer and commander of New England privateers, including the Diligent, the Intrepid, and the Merrimac. He died at sea.
Capt. Moses Brown, 3d. d. 1797, drowned at sea.
Sarah Brown d. 1808
Susanna Brown d. 1765
William Brown d. 1795
Capt. William Brown d. 1799, lost at sea.
Hannah Buebeuch d. 1805
John Burrill d. 1784
William Burrough d. 1772
Mary Butler d. 1773
Ruth Butler d. 1798
Tabitha Butler d. 1776
William Caldwell d. 1819
Abby E. Caverly d. 1886
Elizabeth H. Caverly d. 1855
Harriet Caverly d. 1849
L.J. Caverly d. 1879
Mary Carter d. 1791, heelstone
Nathaniel Carter d. 1749
Thomas Carter, heelstone d. 1731
Unnamed Boy Cary d. 1788
Jonathan Cary d. 1779
Margaret Greaves Cary d. 1785
Robert Cary d. 1796
Rev. Thomas Cary d. 1800, minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport from 1769 - 1808. He kept a series of diaries from 1762-1806 which are now a valuable insight into the historic past of Newburyport.
Ebenezer Choat d. 1743
Elizabeth Choat d. 1785
Thomas Choate d. 1879
Jane Greenleaf Clarke, heelstone d. 1773
Sarah Clarke d. 1773
Joseph Clement d. 1774
Joseph Clement d. 1798
Joseph Clement d. 1825
Sarah Clement d. 1820
Capt. Thomas Clouston d. 1795, born in Orkney, England. a Captain and Privateer for the early US Navy, fought in the Revolutionary War on Privateer ships Raleigh, Dalton and Antelope. He was taken prisoner and placed in the Old Mill Prison at Plymouth for a time, but later escaped. "Happy the Seaman who his Compaƒs knows
And ƒteers to Heaven, tho' ƒtorms & tempeƒts blow
His Admirals ƒignal quickly before fly, Which bid his hark to ƒail beyond the ƒky, His ƒails trim'd & took his leave of all, Knowing it right to obey his Admirals call.
" Photo 2
John Coats d. 1777
Betsey Coffin d. 1777
Catharine Coffin d. 1844
Charles Coffin d. 1795
Lemuel Coffin d. 1837, "a Patriot of the Revolution" who served in General George Washington's Life Guard also, Lieut. Col. William Washington's (3d) regt. of light dragoons.
Michael Coffin d. 1787
Michael Coffin d. 1795
Michael Coffin d. 1801
Capt. Nathaniel Coffin d. 1822, a sea captain who died at Port aux Paix. Photo 2 is most recent and shows his gravestone is starting to tip over.
Sally Coffin d. 1799
Capt. Samuel Coffin d. 1813, a sea captain and merchant.
Tristram Coffin d. 1797
Eunice Cole d. 1795
Elias Cook d. 1828, served as private in the Revolutionary War.
Moody D. Cook d. 1791
Sarah Cook d. 1821
William F. A. Cook d. 1820
Abigail Coombs d. 1773
Jane Coombs d. 1783, unique carving of a bust upon a pedestal. This gravestone has been broken since the first photo was taken in 2004. Here it is broken in 2006.
Lydia Coombs d. 1783, photo 2
Mary Coombs d. 17??
Mary Coombs d. 1788
William Coombs d. 1814, Captain of the schooner Boston which was captured and Master's Mate of the ship Vengeance , commanded by Capt. Thomas Thomas (Revolutionary War).
William Coombs Jr. d. 1785
Jacob Couch
Capt. John Couch
Joseph Couch
Emily W. Lydston Cresser d. 1896
Joseph Cross d. 1805
Ralph Cross d. 1824
Ruth Cross d. 1805
William Cross d. 1786
Major William Cross d. 1832, Surveyor and Inspector on the Revenue of the port of Newburyport.
William Cross Jr. d. 1825, at Geneva, Switzerland.
Mary Currier d. 1765
Sarah Currier d. 1814
Sarah Daggett d. 1813
Sarah Davenport d. 1802
Capt. William Davenport d. 1773, first owner of the first Wolfe Tavern, a once prominent public house that was located on State Street next to what is now the Public Library.
Capt. Elias Davis, photo 2 d. 1782, Captain in the Revolutionary War.
Lydia Day d. 1877
John Desaunette d. 1836, a mariner.
Sally Desaunette d. 1850
Elizabeth Dexter d. 1809, wife of Lord Timothy.
Samuel Lord Dexter d. 1807, son of Lord Dexter.
Lord Timothy Dexter d. 1806, a particularly interesting and eccentric character in history, he made his fortune in unorthodox ways to rise from leather dresser to one of the richest men in Newburyport. His homes once were the Tracy Mansion (part of the Newburyport Library) and a magnificent home on High St. that he once displayed 40 wooden statues of history's heroes in the front yard.
Michael Dolton d. 1741
Abraham T. Dole d. 1851
Jane Dole d. 1773
Capt. John Dole d. 1822, a mariner who died at sea.
Mary Dole d. 1827, wife of a sea captain
Sarah Clarkson Dole d. 1775
Elizabeth Dummer, heelstone d. 1779
John Dummer Esq. d. 1770, heelstone
Benjamin Ela d. 1796
Daniel Ela d. 1798
John Ela d. 1794
Timothy Ela d. 1794
Hannah Elliot 1810, wife of a sea captain
Susan H. Elliot 1820, wife of a sea captain
Rebecca Farley d. 1807, wife of a sea captain
Daniel Farnham Esq. d. 1776, "Barrister at Law".Newburyport's first representative to the General Court. He brought forth the petition signed by 208 prominent members of the "Waterside" community to form a separate community from Newbury.
Hannah Bliss Farnham d. 1807
Martha Farnham d. 1830
Mary Bliss Farnham d. 1816
Sybill Farnham d. 1797
Sarah Flanders d. 1791
Mary Follansbee d. 1765, wife of a sea captain.
Sarah Ford d. 1784, wife of a sea captain
Mary Fox d. 1793
Ann Friend d. 1787, wife of a sea captain
Andrew Frothingham Esq. d. 1832, Stephen Merrill Clark was executed at the age of 16 for the crime of Arson in 1820 when he set fire to the stable of Phebe Cross, which burnt down the home of Andrew Frothingham.
Andrew Frothingham d. 1848
Benjamin Frothingham d. 1795
Benjmain Frothingham d. 1806
Charles Frothingham d. 1794
Edward Barnard Frothingham d. 1795
Edward Bass Frothingham d. 1810
Eliza Frothingham d. 1824
Gilman Frothingham d. 1825
Lois Frothingham d. 1803
Mary Frothingham d. 18??
Sally Barnard Frothingham d. 1797
Jonathan Gage d. 1841
Martha Gage d. 1862
Mary Moody Perkins Gage d. 1830
Benjamin George d. 1754
Ann Stevens Glasier d. 174?
Capt. Hezekiah Goodhue d. 1810, served in the Revolutionary War as private in Capt. Moses Newall's and Capt. Stephen Kent's companies, later became a mariner.
Joseph P. Goodhue d. 1831 in China.
Robert W. Goodhue d. 1835
Tamezin Goodhue, second photo d. 1787, wife of a sea captain
Elizabeth Goodridge d. 1753
William Gordon d. 1839, born in Tonsberg, Norway. Photo 2, full view
Greenleaf Tomb, photo 2
Abel Greenleaf d. 1799
Abigail Greenleaf d. 1777
Anna Greenleaf d. 1818
Benjamin Greenleaf 3rd d. 1780, beautiful portrait stone of a colonial era gentleman.
Benjamin Greenleaf d. 1783
Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf, Esq., photo 2, photo 3, d. 1799, rapidly deteriorating tabletop monument.
Dolly Greenleaf d. 1816, wife of a sea captain
Capt. Enoch Greenleaf d. 1798, served in the Revolutionary War as a private with Capt. Moses Nowell's Co., later became a shipwright. heelstone
Enoch Greenleaf d. 1797 heelstone
Elizabeth Chauncy Greenleaf d. 1769, beautiful carving of an angel-faced soul effigy.
Elizabeth Greenleaf & infant twins d. 1787
Eunice Greenleaf d. 1801
Hon. John Greenleaf d. 1760, Member of the Great and General Court and of the Governor's Council of Massachusetts. Photo 2
Joseph Greenleaf d. 1755
Judith Greenleaf d. 1763
Lois Greenleaf d. 1850
Mary Greenleaf d. 17??
Mary Greenleaf d. 1742
Mary Greenleaf d. 1853
Richard Greenleaf d. 1808
Richard Greenleaf Jr. d. 1831
Susannah Greenleaf d. 1802
Timothy Greenleaf d. 1764
Elizabeth Greenough d. 1753
Fanny Greenough d. 1855, one of two blind sisters.
Mary Greenough, heelstone d. 1774
Joseph Guy d. 1780, son of sea captain Alexander Guy.
Nancy Haburn d. 1863, of Baltimore.
Abigail Hale d. 1829
Benjamin Hale d. 1850
Elizabeth Hale d. 1768, wife of Nathan Hale Esq.
Eunice Wells Hale d. 1833
Mercy Hale d. 1840
Nathan Hale Esq., photo 2, photo 3, d. 1767, a physician and a justice of the peace.
Sarah Hale d. 1833
William Halewell, heelstone d. 1733, b. 1665
Alice Haley d. 1783
Elisabeth Hall d. 1759
Benjamin Harrod d. 1780, of Boston. Maj. Thomas Thomas's (Artillery) co. (Revolutionary War).
Mary Harrod d. 1771
Mary Harrod d. 1838
Anna Haskell d. 1795
Caleb Haskell d. 1801, a musician and a Revolutionary War veteran who was on the Quebec Expedition with General Benedict Arnold and who's diary you can read online.
Ednah Haskell d. 1844
Elizabeth Haskell d. 1757
Harriet Haskell d. 1845
Nathaniel Hassett d. 1835
Mary Hawkins, heelstone d. 1796
Charles Herbert, Jr. d. 1854, son of Charles sr., who survived being prisoner for 4 months locked in the brig of a ship docked in Plymouth, England during the Revolutionary War and later wrote of his experience in A Relic of the Revolution. Photo 2
Elizabeth Herbert d. 1795
Mary Herbert d. 1797
David Hinkley d. 1862, killed at the Battle of Antietam, Civil War. Co. B 35 Regt. Massachusetts Volunteers. He was a "moulder".
Joanna Hodge, heelstone d. 1763
Capt. John Sewell Hodge d. 1804, lost at sea.
Capt. Michael Hodge, heelstone d. 1765
Michael Hodge Esq. d. 1816, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Wigglesworth's co. of matrosses, naval officer, Revolutionary War.
Michael Hodge Jr. Esq. d. 1816, died at Plymouth, MA.
Sarah Hodge d. 1791
Francis Holliday d. 1796
Daniel Horton, Esq. d. 1815
Elbridge Horton d. 1809
Elizabeth Horton d. 1772
Elizabeth Horton d. 1804
Eunice L. Horton d. 1844
Greenleaf Noyes Horton d. 1842
James Horton, heelstone d. 1783
James Horton d. 1843
James M. Horton d. 1813
Joanna Horton heelstone d. 17??
Makepeace Horton, heelstone d. 1773
Martha Horton d. 1884
Mary E. Horton d. 1899
Obadiah Horton d. 1843
Samuel Horton d. 1821
Samuel Horton, jr. d. 1803, at St. Lucia.
Sarah Horton d. 1757
Sarah Horton d. 1820
Sophia Leonard Horton d. 1823
Sophia Ann Horton d. 1802
Elizabeth Hoyt d. 1764
Sarah Hills Hutchins d. 1795, wife of Capt. Ephraim Hutchins.
Elias Hunt jr. d. 1817 at New Orleans.
Mary Hunt d. 1796
Sally Hunt d. 1805
John Ingalls d. 1799
Lydia Tappan Ingalls d. 1792, wife of Capt. Benjamin Ingalss who was cousin to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Susanna Ingalls d. 1825
William Ingalls d. 1798
Sarah Barnard Jackson d. 1770, wife of Jonathan Jackson who was one of the richest merchants in Newburyport. Delegate to the Provincial congress of 1775; representative in the state legislature, 1777; delegate to the Continental congress, 1782; state senator, 1789 for the district of Massachusetts, under President Washington, 1789-91;
treasurer of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1802-06; inspector and later supervisor of internal revenue; president of the state bank for several years; treasurer of Harvard corporation, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1807-10.

Joseph Jewett Sr. d. 1855 in New Orleans.
Joseph H. Jewett d. 1862, Co. I 30 Reg. Massachusetts Volunteers (Civil War), a musician, died of disease while in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Phebe Jewett d. 1865
Hannah Jillings d. 1754
Daniel Johnson d. 1829
Capt. Eleazer Johnson d. 1788
Hannah Johnson d. 1799
Hannah Johnson d. 1779
Jeremiah Johnson d. 1782
Joseph Johnson d. 1800, recent photo 2 of the stone now broken, photo 3.
Phillip Johnson d. 1831
William Johnson d. 1783
Thomas Johnston d. 1858
Abigail Kent d. d. 1736
Hannah Kent d. 1758, heelstone
Hannah Kent d. 1795
John Kent d. 1751
John Kent d. 1778
Col. Richard Kent, Esq. d. 1740, Colonel of the Second
Regiment in Essex County Militia.

Stephen Kent d. 1747
James Kettell d. 1829
Joanna Kettell d. 1805

 

Sarah Kettell d. 1853, one of two blind sisters.
Molly Kimball d. 1798
Elizabeth Kingsbury d. 1765, widow to Capt. Henry Kingsbury.
Mary Knap d. 1779
Nathaniel Knap d. 181?
Anna Kuhn d. 179?
Jacob Kuhn d. 1795
Hannah Lander d. 1827, buried along with six of her children.
Joseph Lander d. 1822
Abigail Little d. 1736
Anne Little d. 1755
Capt. Joseph Little d. 1740, "Come mortal man & cast an eye, come read thy doom, prepare to die."
Nathan Little d. 1770
Sarah Little d. 1736
Sarah Little d. 1773
Tristram Little d. 1762
Charles Long d. 1816
Mary Eunice Ginnings Long d, 1784, her husband Samuel was a member of Capt. Moses Nowell's Co. (Revolutionary Wary). He was stationed for four months to defend Plum Island (among other places.)
Rachel Long d. 1816, six months after her husband.
Susanna Long d. 1740, she and four of her children died within one month.
Rachel Loud d. 1824
Ruth Low d. 1812
Sarah Higginson Lowell d. 1772
Ebenezer Lurvey d. 1795
Elizabeth Lurvey d. 1793
Clarie M. Lydston d. 1848
Isabelle Lydston d. 1860
John Hamilton Lydston d. 1853
Joseph Lydston d. 1844
Mary Lydston d. 1830
Mary Elizabeth Lydston d. d. 1820
Sarah E. Lydston d. 1850
Weymouth Lydston d. 1864
William Lydston d. 1850
Catherine Lynch d. 1874
Daniel J. Lynch d. 1852
John F. Lynch d. 1855
Margaret Lynch d. 1879, native of Macroom Co. Cork, Ireland.
Margaret A. Lynch d. 1858
Mary Lynch d. 1851
Elizabeth Coffin Marquand d. 1781, daughters of Joseph Marquand, privateer. His home once stood near Water St. but burned along with Marquand's Wharf and his ship "Washington" during the Great Fire of 1811.
Rebecca Marquand d. 1778
Caleb Stickney Marsh d. 1810
Jonathan Marsh Esq. d. 1825, aged 96.
Lydia Marsh d. 1798
Lydia M. Marsh d. 1831
Sarah Marsh d. 1854
Sarah Marsh d. 1854
Joseph McHard d. 1779
Keturah McHard d. 1790
Margret McHard d. 1772
Mary McHard d. 1780, has the longest epitaph I've ever seen which tells the tale of her death by choking on a pea.
Mary Merrill d. 1775
Levi Mills, Esq. d. 1817, photo 2, tomb photo, tomb photo 2
Lucy Mills d. 1846, photo 2
William Mirick d. 1747
Cutting Moodey d. 1747
Ebenezer Moodey d. 1753
Hannah Moodey d. 17??
Judith Moodey d. 17??
Martha Moodey d. 1765
Capt. Cutting Moody d. 1798
Judith Moody d. 1737
Judith Moody d. 1804
Mary Moody d. 1815
Sarah Moody d. 1759
Thomas Moody d. 1737
Thomas Moody d. 1772
William Moody d. 1782
Anthony Morse d. 1794
Edmund Morse d. 1790, eight days after his wife Mary both at age 83.
John Morse d. 1809
Jonathan Morse d. 1828
Judith Morse Jr. d. 1795
Judith Morse Sr. d. 1801
Mary Morse d. 1790
Mary Nowel Morrison d. 18??
Elizabeth Mott d. 1823
John Mott d. 1843
Jane Moulton d. 1816
John Moulton d. 1791
Joseph Moulton d. 1789, drowned while trying to save the life of a schoolmate at age 13.
Judith Moulton d. 1822
Jonathan Mulicken d. 1782, a clockmaker.
Nathaniel Mulicken d. 1847
Samuel Mulicken d. 1756, a clockmaker.
Arthur L. Murray d. 1720
Rev. John Murray d. 1793, photo 2, photo 3, a member of and, for a time President of the Provincial Congress. He was a strong supporter of the Revolutionary Cause and the British placed a price of 500 guineas on his head. In Newburyport while pastor at the Old South Church,
he took part in recruiting volunteers for the Continental Army.

Elder Robert Murray d. 1790, his stone states that he is the father of the Rev. John Murray of this town, which attests to the respect and fame of the son.
Elizabeth Newhall d. 1779, wife of a sea captain.
Abigail Newman d. 1799
Capt. John Newman d. 1771, died in Guadaloupe.
Capt. Joseph Newman d. 1788, died at sea.
Mary Newman d. 1840
Tabitha Newman d. 1878
Andrew Nichols d. 1760
Andrew Nichols d. 1773
Mary Nichols d. 1758
Jane Norton d. 17??
Katharine Norton d. 17??
Richardson Norton d. 1732
John Nowel d. 1775
Elisabeth Nowell d. 17??
Polley Brininai Nowell d. 1793
Zachariah Nowell d. 1752
J. Noyes d. 1795, heelstone
Jacob Noyes d. 1832
M. Noyes d. 1795, heelstone
Polly Noyes d. 1783
Silas Noyes d. 1796
Simeon Noyes d. 1781
Hannah OBrien d. 1793
Richard Morris OBrien d. 1795
Alexander Guye Orne d. 1828
Eleanor Orne d. 1806
Mary Jane Orne d. 1803
Joseph Orne d. 1802
Joseph Orne d. 1823
Capt. William Orne d. 1803
Capt. William Orne jr. d. 1826, lost at sea.
Abigail Parsons d. 1782, heelstone
Theodore Parsons d. 1788, son to Theophilus Parsons who was a leading lawyer of the area and once mentor to John Quincy Adams when he was studying law in Newburyport. He was also a member of the Essex Junto, a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1780 and chief justice of Massachusetts.
Elisabeth Pearson d. 1796
Jane Pearson d. 1817
Capt. Jeremiah Pearson d. 1768
Mary Pearson d. 1774
Capt. William Pearson d. 1799, captain of for Stage Point to protect the coast during the Revolutionary War and later commanded the 4th Company Massachusetts Militia.
Abraham Perkins d. 1834
Anna Perkins d. 1762, unique carving of a skeleton with scythe, a pick and shovel, a bird flying with an olive(?) branch, and the remainder of a reposed figure that was removed.
Capt. Benjamin Perkins d. 1797
Matthew Perkins d. 1814
Mary Pettingel d. 1792
Abigail Pettingell d. 1792
Elizabeth Pettingill d. 1784
Nicholas Pettingill d. 1790
Pierce Tomb, broken into several times over the years, including a few years ago where the vandal took a photo of himself with one of the entombed skulls on his shoulder.
Dolly Skinner Picket d. 1795, unique carving of a lady leaning on an anchor and pointing to an hourglass.
Rebecca Fittyplace Picket d. 1804
Capt. William Picket d. 1822, born in Marblehead.
Judith Pidgin d. 1784, my 7th great grandmother. Photo 2
Pierce Tomb, broken into many times over the years including a recent one where the vandal photographed himself with one of the entombed's skulls on his shoulder.
Capt. Adonijah Pike d. 1791
Margery Pilsbury d. 1827
Daniel Plumer d. 1797
Daniel Plumer Jr. d. 1813
Elizabeth Plummer d. 1839
Col. Enoch Plummer d. 1831, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., Revolutionary War.
Martha S. Horton Plummer d. 1841
Mary Plummer d. 1788
Mary Gordon Plummer d. 1854
Mary Lander Post d. 1827
Molle Price d. 1773
Capt. Charles Cornelius Raboteau d. 181?, died at Philadelphia
Jacob Boardman Raboteau d. 1791, two weeks after his mother at age 21 days.photo 2
Sarah Raboteau d. 1791, photo 2
Sarah Rhyme d. 1801, photo 2
Elizabeth Rogers d. 1827
Moses Rogers d. 1799, Capt. Ezra Lunt's co., Revolutionary War.
Rufus Rooks d. 1781
Esther Dexter Rose d. 1850
Capt. Joseph P. Russell d. 1852
Capt. William Russell d. 1818, a privateer and captain of the ships "General Ward" and "William", he " took only a light swivel and sixteen men to sea, but returned with a schooner and two brigs."
Mehetabel Phillips Savage d. 1737
Thomas Savage d. 1749, a silversmith born in Boston and lived for a time in Bermuda. His work was part of a display of Bermudian Silver work in Bermuda in 2000 and is noted as being Bermuda's first recorded silversmith.
Edmund Sawyer d. 1795
Doctor Enoch Sawyer d. 1771, he misdiagnosed a smallpox epidemic in 1759 calling it "the eruptive fever". Henry Merrill debated this theory, having knowledge of smallpox symptons. This was argued til it was agreed to call a council to decide the matter, where they found it to be smallpox. Heelstone
Hannah Sawyer d. 1812
Mary Sawyer d. 1756
Sarah Pierpont Sawyer d. 1773, wife of Dr. Enoch Sawyer and daughter of Rev. Jonathan Pierpont of Reading.
Harriot Shaw d. 1791
Mary Shaw d. 1841
Anne Short d. 1765
Sewall Short d. 1773
John A. Smith d. 1831
Maria Lydston Smith d. 1870
Mary Parsons Smith d. 1831
Sarah P. Smith d. 1882
Betsy Somerby d. 1795
Hannah Spring d. 17??
Mary Spring d. 1795, daughter of Rev. Samuel Spring who was injured in the attack on Quebec where he carred Aaron Burr from the battlefield. She was sister to Gardiner Spring who was a theologian, taught in Bermuda, paster of Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, declined the presidency of Hamilton and Dartmouth colleges, chancellor of the University of the City of New York, and many other accomplishments.
Charles Starkey d. 1829
Mary Starkey d. 1829
Capt. William Starkey, heelstone d. 1766
Abigail Stickney d. 1755, heelstone
Caleb Stickney d. 1799, a merchant, Clerk of the Market, Measurer of Wood, and cared for the Hay Scales erected at the Frog Pond (the Mall).
Caleb Stickney d. 1810
Caleb Stickney d. 1811, drowned from on board the schooner "Washington".
Elizabeth Stickney d. 1850
John Stickney d. 1775, photo 2
John Stickney d. 1800
Judith Stickney d. 1813
Mary Stickney d. 1790
Mary Stickney d. 1815
Mary Stickney d. 1816
Nancy Stickney d. 1828
Sarah Stickney d. 1801
Sarah Boardman Stickney d. 1825
Capt. William Stickney d. 1800
Hephzibah Stilton d. 1851
Jacob Stone d. d. 1762
John Stone d. 1887
Judith Stone d. 1803
Mathilda H. Chadwick Stone d. 1831
William Stone d. 1874
Anna Stover d. 1801
Phebe Pilsbury Swain d. 1806, left two baby sons, William and Levi. William became a well known early American portrait painter with many works in the Nantucket museum.
Elizabeth Tappan/Toppan d. 1800
Enoch Tappan d. 1816, died at Point Petre Guadeloupe.
Jacob Tappan/Toppan d. 1766
Lydia Ingalls Tappan d. 1818
Sarah Tappan d. 1771
Sewall Tappan d. 1814, died at Point Petre Guadeloupe.
Anna Tenney d. 1831
Capt. Moses Tenney d. 1793, Capt. Timothy Jackman's detachment, which marched by order of Selectmen and Committee of Safety of Rowley to guard Gloucester harbor and the brig “Nancy” brought in by Capt. Manley (Revolutionary War.)
Isabella Thompson d. 1791
Sarah Thompson d. 1840
Dea. Thomas Thompson d. 1808, native of England, deacon of the North Church.
Capt. Edward Thurlow d. 1885
H. Josephine Thurlow d. 1898
Lucetia Thurlow d. 1879
Huldah Tilton d. 1793
Mary Tilton d. 1793
Ann Titcomb d. 1823
Anna Titcomb d. 1763, "67 children and grandchildren living at her death."
Charles Titcomb d. 1781
Charles Titcomb d. 1791
Elizabeth Titcomb, heelstone d. 1781
Elizabeth Starkey Titcomb, heelstone d. 1793
Elder Enoch Titcomb d. 1799
Hon. Enoch Titcomb d. 1814
Eunice Dean Titcomb d. 1797
Hannah Dummer Titcomb d. 1786
Harriot Titcomb d. 1794
Gen. Jonathan Titcomb d. 1817, he escorted President George Washington through Marblehead on his visit to the area in 1789, Member of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, 1774, Colonel of a Massachusetts Regiment in the Rhode Island expedition, 1778, Member of the State Convention of Massachusetts in 1780, and Brigadier-General of Militia (Revolutionary War.)
Capt. Joseph Titcomb d. 1779
Capt. Joshua Titcomb d. 1795
Josiah Titcomb d. 1773, photo 2, backside of stone
Love Titcomb d. 1787
Martha Titcomb d. 1761
Mary Titcombd. 1774
Parker Titcomb heelstone d. 1772
Paul Titcomb d. 1775, eerily realistic skull & crossbones carving.
Richard Titcomb d. 1736
Capt. Richard Titcomb d. 1802
Sarah Titcomb d. 1753, heelstone
Sarah Titcomb d. 178?
Ensign William Titcomb d. 1739
William Titcomb d. 1747
Edward Toppan d. 1795
Mary Toppan d. 1796
Nathaniel Tracy, photo 2 d. 1796, son of Patrick Tracy and one of the wealthiest merchants of Newburyport and a financier of the Revolutionary War. By the end of the Revolution he was broke. His main business during it was sending out privateers to capture English ships and he fitted out the very first privateer of the Revolution. He owned the Tracy Mansion on State Street that his father had built for him and which is now part of the Library, and the home in Cambridge now known as the Longfellow House where he once hosted the officers of the French Army who came to support us in the war by serving them frog soup.
Capt. Nicolas Tracy d. 1787, photo 2
Mary Tucker d. 1816
Capt. William Tucker d. 1800, lost at sea.
Dolly Odiorne Tufts d. 1795
Polly Tufts d. 1795
Sally Tufts d. 1797
Samuel Tufts d. 1799
Sarah Tufts d. 1792
Simon Tufts d. 1797
Capt. Joseph Tyler d. 1814
Nanne Tyler d. 1792
Mary Waterman d. 1816
Sally White d. 1798, daughter of Nathaniel & Tabitha White of Portsmouth, NH.
Sarah Whitney d. 1799
Patience Wiley d. 1840
Robert Wiley d. 1820
Mary Willcomb d. 1771
Lydia P. Mills Williams d. 1832, photo 2
Lucy P. Williams d. 1868, photo 2
Joseph Williams d. 1876, photo 2
Mary Williams d. 1786
Elizabeth S. Wise d. 1888
Sarah Greenleaf Woodbridge d. 1752
Thomas Woodbridge Esq. d. 1774, photo 2
Sarah Woodman d. 1752
Desire Wright d. 1796
Judith Wyer d. 1776
Elizabeth Hazen Young d. 1788
John Young d. 1790
John C. H. Young d. 1889, "A colored man of many virtues poor as the poorest He fed the hungry, clothed the naked, and was a father to the fatherless. kind and obliging to all he has finished his course and has gone to rest. This tablet is erected by his friends."

More History in Newburyport to Visit

Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury were once all one town. Be sure to check their cemeteries as well when looking for early ancestors.

Bartlett Mall
Bounded by High, Pond, Auburn, and Greenleaf Sts.
The Bartlett Mall (pronounced Maal by locals), is a park area surrounding the frog pond and fountain. The pond was first shaped thousands of years ago by a huge chunk of ice which broke off a retreating glacier. When the ice finally melted, it left a steep - sided pit that geologists call the kettle hole. In the past it was used as a gravel pit, a training field for local militia and a ropewalk. There was also a windmill once located on this spot and the millstone from it can still be seen near the path along the south rim.

Benjamin Coker House
172 State St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Boardwalk and Waterfront Park
along the river off of Merrimack St.
During Newburyport's maritime era, this location was the landing area where merchant ships and privateers unloaded their cargo from around the world. It's now a beautiful boardwalk extending along the banks of the Merrimack River. Look for historic markers for features from the past such as the Custom House Slip, Warehouse Point, Francis Wharf, and Somerby's Landing.

Brown Square House Also known as Garrison Inn
11 Brown Sq.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1809 by Moses Brown as a residence, in later generations it served as a boarding house, inn and hotel. It was later renamed for patriot William Lloyd Garrison, a vocal spokesman against slavery. A statue of him is located in Brown Square located in front of the building. Today it is open as the Garrison Inn and features a restaurant and bar.

Caleb Cushing House Museum & Garden
98 High St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Now the home of the Historical Society of Old Newbury. The society dates back to 1877 and was organized for the purpose of the study and remembrance of Newbury's history which includes, Newbury, Newburyport, West Newbury, Byfield and Plum Island. It now exhibits furnishings created by local craftsmen and imported during Newburyport's maritime era when it was a working seaport and imported goods from all over the world. On exhibit are also a the last remaining full wooden statue and arms from another that were once a large collection of historic figures carved into statues and displayed on the front lawn of Lord Timothy Dexter. Open May-October, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 11am-2pm.

Carr's Ferry
corner of High St. and Jefferson Street
Once the location of the first ferry to run across the Merrimack River from Newbury(port) to Salisbury. Established ca. 1639. It was once the only route from Boston to the Eastern Frontier.

Chain Bridge
Main St. connecting Deer Island to Newburyport
First constructed in 1792, it was the first bridge over the Merrimack River. It was reconstructed in 1810 and is one the oldest suspension bridges in America.

Clark Currier Inn
45 Green Street
Built in 1803 by shipbuilder Thomas March Clark and the birthplace of his son Thomas March Clark jr. who became Bishop of Rhode Island. It now operates as an Inn.

Custom house Maritime Museum
25 Water St.
Classical Revival. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Designed by architect Robert Mills, who also designed such historical buildings as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Treasury building. Built in 1835, this building was originally used as a Custom house in which the federal government collected taxes on imported goods brought home to Newburyport by ship captains from far away ports. The Museum maintains original artifacts from the prosperous trade era, maritime art, models of Newburyport-built vessels, trades routs and journals, and old maps showing the city's birth. Exhibitions focus on Newburyport's role on privateering, and fame - and fortune - it brought to local captains such as Moses Brown. Tours for students, programs for families and kids, and lectures fro the maritime enthusiast, all feature Newburyport's connection to the sea and rich maritime heritage. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day: Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m. - 4p.m.

Dalton House
95 State St.
Georgian, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1792 by Michael Dalton, it was once home to his son Tristam Dalton, the first U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. George Washington dined here with the Dalton family on his visit to Newburyport in 1789. It now houses the Dalton Club, a social club.

Dodge Building
19-23 Pleasant St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Edward Rawson House Site
267 High Street
Once the location of the home of Edward Rawson, secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for 36 years, deputy to the General Court and clerk to the House of Deputies.

First Religious Society Church and Parish Hall Also known as Unitarian Church and Parish Hall
26 Pleasant St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. First established in 1722 as the Third Parish of Newbury, the current building was constructed in 1801. The bell was installed in 1816 from the foundry of Paul Revere and Son.

High Street Mansions
High St.
A testimony to the once glorious and profitable maritime era of Newburyport, this street is lined with Federal style mansions once owned by local shipping merchants.

Isles of Shoals
Some islands located in Maine, some in New Hampshire 10 miles off the coast of Kittery/Portsmouth/Rye. Tours to and around the island are available in Portsmouth, Rye, & Newburyport.
Starting as a fishing community in the 16th century, and later a resort community popular during the Victorian era, it's most famous residents are Samuel Haley, the Smuttynose Murder victims and writer Celia Thaxter. More information and history.

Lord Timothy Dexter House
High Street
Once the home of local merchant, eccentric and incredibly interesting character Timothy Dexter. It once included a crypt in the backyard where Dexter intended to be buried at his death, and held mock funerals in preparation before his death. This crypt was never used for its intended purpose and Dexter was buried at Old Hill Burying Ground. In front of the home was once decorated with large wooden statues Dexter had carved of himself and historic figures such as George Washington. The home is now a private residence.

Market Square Historic District
Market Sq. and properties fronting on State, Merrimac, Liberty, and Water Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Much of the downtown area was leveled in the 1811 fire, but was rebuilt afterwards. Many of those buildings remain today.

Maudslay State Park
Curzon Mill Road
The former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. A wonderful place for walking, other activities include fishing, bird watching, cycling, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Maudslay is also host to many outdoor concerts and performances during the summer season including some by the Theater in the Open. Open year round.

Newburyport Harbor Front Range Light
Merrimac River Coast Guard Station
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Newburyport Harbor Light
Northern Blvd.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Newburyport Harbor Rear Range Light
Water St. near Merrimac River
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Newburyport Historic District
Roughly bounded by Merrimack River, Plummer Ave., Marlboro, Plummer, State, and High Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Newburyport Tea Party Plaque
35 Market Sq
In protest of the tax on tea imposed by England of 1773, many seaports had their own versions of a "Tea Party" as in Boston. Newburyport merchants brought their cargoes of tea here and publicly set it on fire.

Old Jail
Auburn Street
Built in 1825, where stocks and pillories once stood in the garden. General Lafayette placed the cornerstone there in 1825. It is now privately owned.

Old South Presbyterian Church
29 Federal Street
Built in 1743. The bell in the tower was cast by Paul Revere. Benedict Arnold and his troops worshiped here on their way to fight in Canada.  Rev. George Whitefield, a colleague of Ben Franklin is buried here in the crypt under the pulpit. John Greenleaf Whittier once penned a poem as a tribute to this church and pastor.

Phoenix Room
19 Inn Street
A hidden jewel of downtown Newburyport, the building was constructed in 1809 by a group of prominent Newburyport residents who formed the Phoenix Marine & Fire Insurance Society. Now used as a function hall, this portion of the building has been restored to its Federal period beauty.

Superior Courthouse
Bounded by High, Pond, Auburn, and Greenleaf Sts.
Designed by Charles Bullfinch and built in 1805. Behind it is the Bartlett Mall (pronounced Maal by locals), a park area surrounding the frog pond and fountain. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. In front of the Courthouse is displayed a bomb shell brought from the Seige of Louisburg by Nathaniel Knapp jr. in 1759.

Tracey Mansion (now part of the Newburyport Public Library)
94 State Street
Built in 1771 by Patrick Tracey for his son, Nathaniel, the home was later owned by "Lord" Timothy Dexter. Throughout the early years of the Revolutionary War, the stately house was improved using privateering profits and decorated with imported furnishings along with the loot from British ships. In October of 1789, George Washington stayed the night here during his visit to Newburyport as a guest of the Tracey's. It was once the whole of the Public Library until the recent expansion and is now one wing of the library.

US Coastguard Monument
on the green between the Fire House and Boardwalk
Newburyport is the birthplace of the US Coastguard, beginning in 1793 with the launching of the USRC Massachusetts near this spot built by William Searle and commissioned by President George Washington.

Watt's Cellar
Market Square at the front left side of the Firehouse
This location was created before 1635 and before any local settlement as a place for fisherman to store their catch. Fisherman were in the area before any permanent settlement.

If you know of an historic place to visit in Newburyport, please submit it to jenn@gravematter.com

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