Monday, November 14, 2011

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery by midgefrazel
Evergreen Cemetery, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
about 133 Wilson St.

Today, hubs and I went to Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough to visit with his ancestor, Ezra Parmenter and his wife Susannah (Susan) Brown. They are my hubs third great grandparents. Emily Brady shared her photos with me.

According to my friend David Lambert's excellent resource,  A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries, 2nd edition. Evergreen Cemetery is located on Wilson St. and has a date of 1959. (p. 147). However, after working with Find-a-Grave and Google Maps, I came to understand that Evergreen is the new name of a merged with older cemetery on Wilson St.

Dave's book also lists the Wilson Farm Cemetery, aka Morse Cemetery as being on Wilson St. with a date of 1764. (p. 148). 

I guessed, correctly, that these locations are one in the same. Since this was once farmland, it is a vast area of newer graves with the oldest section fronting right on Wilson St. with the New England ubiquitous stone wall surrounding the cemetery.

This is only important when it comes to how the vital records are connected to the death of the person. Cemetery transcriptions list old cemeteries as GR # [numeral]. The GR stands for grave record.

According to Dave's book, the Wilson Farm/Morse Cemetery is GR#5.

This is the entrance to the cemetery, taken as we left after taking photos. It is a nice wide entrance with plenty of room for cars to be parked inside for funerals or memorial ceremonies.

When you are facing the opposite way you are looking at the lovely Evergreen Cemetery sign at the beginning of this post.

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