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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Revere, Massachusetts
Cemeteries & History of Revere, Massachusetts
The Rumney Marsh Burying ground was established in 1693 and
is located on Butler Street in Revere. See it's location and
get directions at Yahoo
Revere's first inhabitants were Native Americans who belonged to the Pawtucket Tribe and were known as the Rumney Marsh Indians.
The leader, or sachem, of the Pawtuckets was Nanepashemet of Lynn.
Three sons succeeded him in his reign. One of them, Wonohaquaham, also called Sagamore John, had jurisdiction over the Indians at Winnisemmit (later Chelsea ) and Rumney Marsh.
Rumney Marsh was originally divided and allotted to twenty-one of Boston's most prominent citizens.
On September 25, 1634, Rumney Marsh was annexed to Boston , which had received its name only four years earlier. In 1739, Rumney Marsh, Winnisemmet and Pullen Point were set off from Boston and established as the Town of Chelsea . Revere was the largest of the three settlements, and therefore was selected as the Town Centre.
Revere played a role in the American Revolution as the site of the first naval battle in 1775 at Rumney Marsh. (Source: Wikipedia)