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

Cemeteries & History of Peabody, Massachusetts

Old South Cemetery est. 1689

The Old South Cemetery aka Boston Street Cemetery aka Trask Cemetery is located on Main Street in Peabody near the Peabody/Salem town line and was established in 1689. At the time this cemetery was established this area was part of Salem Village until 1752 when it became Danvers, then until 1855 when it became Peabody. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

Cemetery Status: Very Good, a few broken stones and a little landscaping needed.

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Jonathan Bancroft d. 1784
Hannah Bell d. 1710
Infant Cunnison d. 18??
Lucreatia Derby d. 1689
Roger Derby d. 1698
Experience Downing d. 1818
Richard Downing d. 1790
Betsy Farnham d. 1887
David Felton d. 1818
Hannah Felton d. 1825
Mary Foster d. 1778
Sarah Foster d. 1802
Huldah Frothingham d. 1799
Huldah Frothingham d. 1811
Jonathan Frothingham d. 1802
Capt. Daniel Frye d. 1813
Prudence Frye d. 1813
Anna Goodale d. 1789
Joshua Goodale d. 1798
John Heath d. 1830
Dr. James Hersey d. 1758, of Kittery, Maine.
Rev. Nathan Holt d. 1792, featuring a unique and large portrait carving of Rev. Holt on the stone. Pastor of the 2d Church at the time of the Revolution, he and others ran to the North Bridge to confront the British in an event known as Leslie's Retreat. Holt was also the pastor who gave the blessing to the men who ran from the town to the Battle of Lexington and administered the services for the seven dead men from Danvers who returned from that battle.
Lemuel Horton d. 1803
Rachel Howard d. 1813
Abigail Jennison d. 1765
Augustus Kendall d. 1795, schoolmaster in Danvers
Elizabeth Kettle d. 1745
Jonathan Kettle d. 1763
Solomon Mackintire d. 1819
Thankful Mackintire d. 1827
Sally Noble d. 1813
Caleb Osborn d. 1827
Hannah Osborn d. 1844
George Osborne d. 1791
Joseph Osborne d. 1801
Mary Osborne d. 1791
Jesse Parker d. 1810
Abigail Patee d. 1813
Abigail Patee d. 1825
Seth Patee d. 1809
Joseph Perry d. 1786
Joseph Pierpont d. 1794
Thomas Pierpont d. 1753
Mary Pool d. 1760
Rebekah Pool d. 1786
William Pool d. 1766
William Pool d. 1776
William Pool d. 1782
Mary Poor d. 1819
Hannah Procter d. 1766
Rachel Proctor d. 1795
Rachel Proctor d. 1795
Sylvester Procter d. 1790
Betsy Reed d. 1806
Jacob Reed d. 1825, Poor's NH Regt. (Revolutionary War)
John Seccombe d. 1773
Elizabeth Shillaber d. 1824
Robert Shillaber d. 1808
Jemima Silver d. 1817
Sally Smith d. 1791
Capt. Silas Smith d. 1806
Silas Smith d. 1787
Betsy Sprague d. 1801
Ebenezer Sprague d. 1801
Hannah Sprague
Molly Sprague d. 1790
Richard Sprague d. 1795
Eliphalet Southwick d. 1796
Eliphalet Southwick d. 1803
Sally Southwick d. 1812
Suse Southwick d. 1791
William Southwick d. 1787
William Southwick d. 1825
Hannah Torrey d. 1805
Mehitabel Trask d. 1770
Sarah Trask d. 1848
Hannah Trosetter d. 1794
Betty Tucker d. 1788
Edward Tucker d. 1802
Edward Tucker d. 1814
John Tucker d. 1788
Capt. Jonathan Tucker d. 1791
Lydia Tucker d. 1795
Sally Tucker d. 1788
Sally Turner d. 1796
Elizabeth Upton d. 18??
John Upton d. 1824
Nathaniel Upton d. 1805
Stephen Upton d. 1790
Hannah Very d. 1799
Harriot W. Walker d. 1829
Mary G. Walker d. 1821
Samuel Walker d. 181?
Samuel Walker d. 1814
Samuel Walker d. 1819
Rev. Samuel Walker d. 1820, pastor of the Second Church of Danvers.
Sophia Walker d. 1814
Sophia Walker d. 1831
Elizabeth Whitman d. 1788, she the inspiration for the heroine, Eliza Wharton, in Hannah Webster Foster's widely popular novel, "The Coquette," first published in 1797 and reprinted forty times throughout the 19th century. The novel is about scandalous topics for the time. She, from a wealthy, influential family was abandoned by her lover, and later gave birth to a stillborn infant and died. The novel, however, has become recognized as an early feminist lament for the constrictions on women in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Whitman's tragic story became so popular that admirers regularly made pilgrimages to her gravesite during the 19th and early 20th centuries and broke off pieces of her tombstone for souvenirs.
Mary Whittemored. 1785
Sarah Whittredge d. 1819
Mary Wilson d. 1801
Mary Wilson d. 18??
James Wyman d. 1792




King Family Cemetery

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Needham Family Cemetery

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More History in Peabody to Visit

First Unitarian Church
7 Park St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gen. Gideon Foster House / Peabody Historical Society Headquarters
35 Washington St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday evenings 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Special tours by appointment.

George Peabody House
205 Washington St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1800's George Peabody was one of America's most trusted and well-known financiers. The city of Peabody was renamed in 1868 after him. The house is s recently restored and used as a community cultural center maintained by the City of Peabody. Open Sat - Wed 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Thurs 12 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Closed all Sundays & Holidays.

Hickey-Osborne Block
38--60 Main St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Proctor House
348 Lowell St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Proctor was an opponent of the witch trials and hung in Aug. 1692. For anyone who's seen 1996's The Crucible, he was portrayed in the movie by Daniel Day-Lewis. He lived in this house at that time.

Moore-Hill House
82 Franklin St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nathaniel Felton Houses
43 Felton St. (Jr.) and 47 Felton St. (Sr.)
Built ca. 1644 & 1683. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open for tours from 11:00AM to 3:00PM on the last Saturday of the month from June to October. Group tours can be arranged. Part of the Peabody Historical Society collection.

Osborne - Salata House
35 Washington St.
Part of the Peabody Historical Society collection. Open Tuesday evenings 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Special tours by appointment.

Peabody Central Fire Station Also known as Peabody Engine House
41 Lowell St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of the Peabody Historical Society collection.

Peabody City Hall
24 Lowell St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Peabody Civic Center Historic District
Chestnut, Church, Foster, Franklin, and Lowell Sts
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Peabody Institute Library
Main St.
Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Smith Barn
The barn is secluded on a hilltop, within the preserves of Brooksby Farm, a two hundred fifty acre working apple orchard and conservation area. Part of the Peabody Historical Society collection. Special tours by appointment. Available as a wedding/special event venue from April 1st to November 15th.

Southwick House
151 Lowell St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Southwick--Strauss Tannery
145--147 Lowell St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sutton Block
76--78 Main St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Washington Street Historic District Also known as Boston Road
Washington, Main, Holton and Sewall Sts.
Federal, Italianate, Greek Revival style buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

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