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From: Carol Botteron <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Winter Burials
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:21:24 -0400
If someone died during the winter in Colonial times, as I understand
it, the body was placed in a cold safe place, and then buried after
the ground thawed.
Is this correct? Can someone add details or examples? Might there
be extra records (maybe at a church) about the placement, moving,
and burial of the body?
Yes, I'm still looking for the burial of my ancestor Richard Hixson
who died 28 Jan 1717/18 in Dorchester (now Sharon). This info
might help others whose ancestor died during the winter.