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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] John SILVESTER(sp) of Marshfield
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 16:50:05 -0500
At 02:14 PM 1/12/2005, Charles Brack wrote:
>I'm interested in John SILVESTER of Marshfield, son of Richard Silvester.
>John was born 14 Mar 1634/5 at Weymouth, MA and died 1706.
>He is supposedly buried at Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield. and I would
>appreciate it if anyone has a marker inscription for John and/or his wife
>Sarah, surname unknown.
I have three sets of transcriptions for that cemetery made at different
times over the course of the last century, and there are no
Silvester/Sylvester gravestones in any of those transcriptions. If he were
buried in any of the extant Marshfield cemeteries I suspect it would be
Winslow, as it was in use by 1680, and the second oldest extant cemetery
(Sea View) was established in 1718. The fact that there is no stone for him
in Winslow indicates that either his stone has vanished (which would not be
surprising considering the year of his death), or that he was buried in
some other early Marshfield cemetery whose location and markers are now
lost (which is rather common in 17th century towns). The fact that only a
handful of 17th century stones survive in Winslow shows that either is a
Dale H. Cook; Research Member, NEHGS; Member, Mass. Soc. Mayf. Desc.
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project and for GenExchange