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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Bradford Cemetery 1732/3--Where is it?
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 09:00:36 -0400
At 11:58 AM 5/14/2006, Charles Brack wrote:
>My ancestor Elizabeth STEWART(sp), according to records of the 2nd
>Church of Rowley was buried at Bradford, Mass. This was 1732/3
>I'm trying to find where she was buried, with little luck.
>Bradford was annexed by at least two ther towns. Can anyone tell me
>where this cemetery is located?
Much of what was the town of Bradford is now the village of Bradford
in Haverhill. The Bradford Burial Ground, dating from about 1665, is
still in Bradford, at 273 Salem St., Haverhill. NEHGS has a
typescript transcription of the stones in this yard in the manuscript
collection [Mss C 3395].
>Also, did the 2nd Church of Rowley have a burial site at Bradford?
Part of what was Rowley Village became, in 1672, the town of
Bradford. Since the Bradford Burial Ground predates the town of
Bradford it was originally in Rowley.
The 2nd Church of Rowley was in what is now Georgetown, so it is
possible that the 2nd Church burial ground could be the Union
Cemetery in Georgetown. However, since the private record of her
death [Rowley VR 1:524] shows her buried in Bradford I would think
the Bradford Burial Ground most likely.
Dale H. Cook; Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project