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

Cemeteries & History of Wenham, Massachusetts

Wenham Cemetery

The Wenham Cemetery is located on Main Street / Route 1A in Wenham. *Note: gravestone rubbings are NOT allowed in this cemetery. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps. Cemetery Status: Good. Few broken stones, good landscaping.

 

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Capt. John Baker d. 1745
John Baker Jr. d. 1745
Sarah Baker d. 1743
Samuel Cott d. 1752
Elisabeth Cue d. 1726
Elizabeth Dodge d. 1821
Peter Dodge d. 1795
Benjamin Fisk d. 1742
Capt. Thomas Fisk Jr. d. 1723, a jurist during the Salem Witch Trials. He and the other jurors convicted 19 individuals and sentenced them to hang. He was also the town schoolmaster.
Bethiah Friend d. 1765
Deacon John Friend d. 1785
Sarah Friend d. 1753
Rev. Joseph Gerrish d. 1720, one of 11 ministers from Essex County who signed a petition against the Salem Witch Trials, fearing "that Innocent persons then suffered, and that God may have a controversy with the Land upon that account."
Anna Herrick d. 1769
Hon. Daniel Kilham
Daniel Kilham
Jonathan Kilham
Daniel Killem
Sara Killem
Anna Porter d. 1789
Ebenezer Porter
John Porter d. 1753
Jonathan Porter d. 1759
Lydia Porter d. 1737
Mary Porter d. 17??
Lieut. Samuel Porter d. 1786, Capt. Robert Dodge's (7th) co., 3d Essex Co. regt. of Mass. militia; service guarding Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's army. (Revolutionary War).
Tyler Porter Esq. d. 1811
Dr. Tyler Porter Jr. d. 1789
Lydia Rogers d. 1752
Rev. Joseph Swain d. 1792
Esther Tarbox d. 1766
Experience Tarbox d. 1739
Mary Tarbox d. 1792
Dea. Samuel Tarbox d. 1784
Nathaniel Waldron d. 1745
Margaret Ward d. 1742
Priscilla Ward d. 1724
Rev. Robert Ward d. 1732
Rev. John Warren d. 1749
Ruth White d. 1713

Fairfield Family Cemetery

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(index of names coming soon.)

More History in Wenham to Visit

Claflin-Richards House
132 Main St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

James Friend House
114 Cedar St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

John Perkins House
75 Arbor St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Larch Farm
38 Larch Rd.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Newman--Fiske--Dodge House
162 Cherry St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Farm
9 Maple St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Solomon Kimball House
26 Maple St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wenham Historical Association and Museum, Inc.
132 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: (978) 468-2377

Wenham Historic District
Both sides of Main St. between Beverly and Hamilton city lines
Federal, Greek Revival, Colonial style buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

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