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

Cemeteries & History of Salem, Massachusetts

The Broad Street Cemetery is located on Broad Street in Salem and was established in 1655, making it the second oldest in Salem. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

Cemetery Status: Good, some broken stones and landscaping needed. There are currently 65 entries for this cemetery. This project is about 40% complete.

Broad Street Cemetery est. 1655

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Anne Bacon, photo 2, d. 1761
Elizabeth Bacon, photo 2, d. 1753
Capt. Joseph Elson Bacon d. 1810
Samuel Bacon, photo 2, d. 1756
Thomas Barnard d. 1814, first minister of the North Church of Salem.
Sarah Barry, photo 2, d. 1798
John Beckford, photo 2, d. 1788, deacon of the First Church of Christ in Salem.
Elizabeth Bickford (Beckford) d. 1763
John Brewer, d. 1783, 8 year old who was accidentally shot.
Mary Brewer d. 1754
Elizabeth Briggs d. 1806
Lemuel Briggs d. 1844, born in Scituate and was a Ship's Carpenter.
Phoebe Briggs d. 1844, born in Woburn.
Lydia Bowden Callam d. 1802
Elizabeth Carlton d. 1801
Mary K. Carnes d. 1834
John Clefton, photo 2, d. 1797
Harriet F. Clement d. 1842
Harriet P. Clement
Gibson Clough d. 1736
John Clough d. 1750
Joseph Clough, photo 2, d. 1766
Susanna Clough d. 1750
Elizabeth Cook d. 1843
Stephen Cook d. 1803
Charles Stuart Cowan d. 1796
William Cowan d. 1799
Sarah Cushing d. 1805, wife of Thomas C. who was editor of the Salem Gazette. She died from complications in childbirth giving birth to their son William H. D.
William H.D. Cushing d. 1806
Col. Arthur Forrester Devereux, photo 2, d. 1906, Civil War veteran: Captain Salem Light Infantry, Colonel 19th Massachusetts Volunteers, Colonel 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Army Corps Army of the Potoma, Wounded at Antietam, Led his regiment against Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Capturing Four Confederate Standards at the, High water mark of the rebellion, Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols.
Eleanor Daland d. 1804
Eunice Daland d. 1792
Joseph Daland jr. d. 1808
William Daniel d. 1785
Lydia Davis d. 1801, died at age 95.
Benjamin Dix d. 1801
Sukey Dix & infant d. 1811
Elizabeth Dowst d. 1842
Richard Dowst d. 1814
Capt. Benjamin Dunham d. 1793, a privateer, commander of the brigantine “Lively”, 1st Lieutenant then commander of the ship “Disdain", commander of the brigantine “Hind" (all privateer ships).
Capt. Thomas Eden, photo 2, d. 1768, merchant and mariner.
William Eppes Esq. d. 1765, of Chesterfield Co. Virginia.
Sally Ervin d. 1813
Hannah Felt d. 1852
Capt. John Felt d. 1802, a mariner.
Joseph Felt d. 1832
Nathaniel Felt, photo 2, 1789
Nathaniel Felt, photo 2, 1792
Nathaniel Felt d. 1823
Benjamin Flint d. 1732
Elizabeth Foster, photo 2, d. 1752
Samuel Frothingham d. 1805
Elizabeth Gardner d. 1754
Mary Gardner, photo 2, d. 1755
Mary Gavet d. 1773
Sarah Gellison d. 1825
Marcia Gibbs d. 1791
Henry Gibbs d. 1791
Benjamin Goodhue Esq. d. 1789
Lois Gooll d. 1815
Samuel Grant d. 1839
Capt. Jonathan Haradan d. 1803, "A distinguiƒh'd Naval Commander in
the war with Great Brittain" and commander of the sloop-of-war Tyrannicide. He later became a Privateer and commander of the sloop General Pickering where he had much success. In 1779, he engaged three British privateers off New Jersey simultaneously and captured a twenty-two gun sloop in the Bay of Biscay, among other captures.

Benjamin Hawkes d. 1839
Benjamin Hawkes d. 1839
Jonathan Hodges d. 1828, a treasurer.
Elizabeth Holman, photo 2, d. 1779
Gabriel Holman, photo 2, d. 1756
John Holman, photo 2, d. 1767
Sarah Holman, photo 2, d. 1773
William Holman, photo 2, d. 1780
Judith Holyoke d. 1756, first wife of Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke, founder of the Massachusetts Medical Society and successful Salem physician and scientist.
Mary E. Frye Howe d. 1821
Ann Hubon, photo 2, d. 1813
Lydia Janes, photo 2, d. 1777
Mary Janes, photo 2, d. 1783
Mary Johnson d. 1811
William Johnson d. 1800, Capt. Peirce's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. Revolutionary War, also a goldsmith.
Elizabeth King d. 1700, first wife of Daniel King, who was a mathematical instrument maker and public performer of electrostatic experiments.
George W. Kingsley d. 1905
George W. Kingsley, Civil War veteran, 4th Light Artillery Regiment Massachusett, Discharged because of wounds 17 October 1862 in New Orleans, LA
Harriet E. Preston Kingsley d. 1909
Elizabeth Knight d. 1791
Dea. Richard Lang d. 1803
Martha Lee, photo 2, d. 1721
Daniel Malloon d. 1783
Elizabeth Marston d. 1761, wife of Hon. Benjamin Marston who was a a judge of the General Court in 1727-28, Essex Co. High Sheriff in 1737 and a Colonel in the Massachusetts State Militi, and daughter of Hon. Isaac Winslow, who was judge of the Probate Court at Plymouth, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and president of the Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
John Marston II d. 1761
Patience Marston d. 1731
John Mulliken d. 1795
Joseph Mulliken d. 1795
Capt. Justin McCarthy d. 1802
Polly Needham d. 1785
Mary Orne d. 1778, heelstone
Mary S. Osgood d. 1818
Benjamin Peirce d. 1831
Charlotte Elizabeth Peirce, photo 2, d. 1888
Jerathmeel Peirce, photo 2, d. 1827, once part owner of The Friendship (see right), later formed a trading firm that became one of the largest traders with India in all of the United States. This is a marble table-top tombstone with column legs, a rare survivor.
Lydia Nichols Peirce, photo 2, d. 1868
Sarah Ropes Peirce, photo 2, d. 1796
Abigail Lindall Pickman d. 1738
Hon. Benjamin Pickman Esq. d. 1773
Benjamin Pickman Esq. d. 1708
Benjamin Pickman Esq. d. 1719
Caleb Pickman Esq. d. 1737, killed by lightning.
Clark Gayton Pickman Esq. d. 1781
Elizabeth Pickman d. 1761
Elizabeth Hardy Pickman d. 1727
Elizabeth Leavitt Pickman d. 1782
Harriet Pickman d. 186?
Joseph Pickman d. 1830
Judith Pickman d. 1736/7
Madam Love Rawlins Pickman d. 1787
Lydia Pickman d. 1834
Sarah Orne Pickman d. 1812
William Pickman Esq. d. 1815
Mary Pickering d. 1784
Timothy Pickering d. 1778
N. Pool 1837
Samuel Porter d. 1723
John Pratt d. 1813
Mary Pratt 1837
Rev. John Prince d. 1836, pastor of the 1st Unitarian Church of Salem, friend of Count Rumford and inventor.
Polly Punchard d. 1796
Rebekah Punchard d. 1787
Rebekah Punchard d. 1790
Mary Putnam d. 1803
Samuel P. Putnam d. 1834
Sarah Putnam d. 1826
William Putnam d. 1835
Abraham Rand d. 1804
Capt. Addison Richardson, photo 2, d. 1811, wrote his own epitaph: "Having weathered life's wintry storm, & it's fervid
pestilential summers, the victor death, by one
mighty effort, has at length dislodged the ten-
ant, & the frame is crumbling into dust, food for
worms. But the maintained afirm belief that the
great Architect will one day restore the fabric
anew with imperishable materials & put the
tenant in full possession, never more to be sepera
ted; beyond the reach of sin & sorrows beyond
the jurisdiction of DEATH which finally shall
be vanquished & swallowed up in victory
when God shall be all in all."

Thomas Robie, photo 2, d. 1729, attended Harvard College and was a doctor.
William Robie, photo 2, d. 1730
Abigail Ropes d. 1825
John Ropes d. 1761, heelstone
Nathaniel Ropes d. 1752
Hon. Nathaniel Ropes d. 1774
Priscilla Ropes d. 1798
Benjamin Smith d. 1806
Hannah Smith d. 1783
Johannah Smith d. 1807
John Smith
Mary Smith d. 1782
Ruth Smith d. 1790 heelstone
Capt. Samuel Smith d. 1812
Sarah Smith d. 1832
Olive Smothers d. 1885
Daniel Story
Nathaniel Swasey d. 1762
Benjamin Tarrant d. 1793
Samuel Ward d. 1842
Bethyah Weld d. 1752
Betsy West d. 1805
Esther West d. 1743
Josiah Woodbury d. 1804
Martha Woodbury d. 1805

More History in Salem to Visit

Baker's Island Light Station
E of Salem on Baker's Island
Current lighthouse first lit in 1821. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Not open to the public.

Bessie Monroe House
7 Ash St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bridge Street Neck Historic District
Bridge St., and side Sts. bet. March/Osgood Sts., and Howard/Webb Sts
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Bowker Place
144-156 Essex St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Charter Street Historic District
Bounded by Liberty, Derby, Central, and Charter Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Chestnut Street District
Bounded roughly by Broad, Flint, Federal, and Summer Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

City Hall
93 Washington St.
Greek Revival, listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Crombie Street District
7-15 and 16-18 Crombie St., and 13 Barton St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Crowninshield-Bentley House

Derby Waterfront District also known as Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Derby St. from Herbert St. to Block House Sq., waterfront sts. between Kosciusko and Blaney Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Derby Wharf Light Station
Derby Wharf
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Downtown Salem District
Roughly bounded by Church, Central, New Derby, and Washington Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Essex County Court Buildings Also known as Old Granite Courthouse
32 Federal St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Essex Insitiute Historic District
134-132, 128, 126 Essex St. and 13 Washington Sq. W.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Federal Street District
Roughly bounded by Bridge, Washington, Federal, and Summer Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

First Universalist Church
6 Rust St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Fort Pickering Also known as Fort William;Fort Anne
Winter Island
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

The Friendship, Salem MA
The Friendship

Gallows Hill Park

Site of the hangings during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Now a playground and park.

Gardiner-Pingree House
128 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Gedney and Cox Houses
21 High St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Hamilton Hall
9 Cambridge St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.


House of Seven Gables Historic District

Turner, Derby, and Hardy Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Open daily, all year long.

John P. Peabody House
15 Summer St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Ward House
132 Essex St.
Early colonial building. Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joseph Story House
26 Winter St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joshua Ward House
148 Washington St.
Federal period building. Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nathaniel Bowditch House
North St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Old Town Hall Historic District
Derby Sq. and 215-231 Essex, 121-145 Washington, and 6-34 Front Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Peirce-Nichols House
80 Federal St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pickman House
Charter St.
The house may have been built as early as 1664 for Samuel Pickman, and is one of Salem's oldest buildings. The building is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum.

Ropes Mansion


Rufus Choate House
14 Lynde St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Salem Common Historic District
Bounded roughly by St. Peter's, Bridge, and Derby Sts. and Collins Cove
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North

Salem Willows Historic District
Roughly, Columbus, Bay View, Beach and Fort Aves.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Shepard Block
298-304 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House

 

Thomas March Woodbridge House
48 Bridge St.
Private residences. Federal style. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Wesley Methodist Church
8 North St.
Romanesque style church. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

West Cogswell House
5-9 Summer St.
Greek Revival. Private residences. Federal style. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

The Witch House
310-1/2 Essex Street
Built in 1642, it was once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The accused were often brought here to be examined for supposed "Witches' marks".

William Murray House
39 Essex St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

YMCA Building
284-296 Essex St.
Classical Revival. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

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