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North Attleborough Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Webmaster's special note: When the parent of this community was a town its official name was "Attleborough." On June 17, 1914, it was incorporated as the city of "Attleboro." The daughter town has officially remained "North Attleborough." The spellings "Attleboro" for the parent and "North Attleborough" for the child are universally used throughout this site except in titles and direct quotations.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of North Attleborough is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone transcriptions that you would like to share please send me email.

     Where I have been able to determine it, the records repository for a cemetery is indicated. In the entries for the individual cemeteries, if one has its own web site or a portion of a web site the cemetery name provides a link to that site. When the location of a cemetery is known there are links to street and topographic maps to help you find it, as well as notes about the cemetery and a brief description of its location. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a separate section listing all online, published and manuscript gravestone transcriptions that I have found for these cemeteries.

     When a cemetery has had more than one name during its history the first name listed is the one by which it is usually known today, and alternative names are listed in square brackets. In some cases a cemetery has been abandoned, its burials have been removed to another cemetery, or its location has been lost. In those cases the name may indicate that it is a cemetery site, meaning that no gravestones are to be found there. The year in parenthesis next to a cemetery name is my best estimate of the year in which that cemetery was established. In some cases the year is mentioned in town records, a town history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.

     A note on the Topographic Maps: In the past I have used links to online map servers to display topographic maps. That allowed visitors to zoom and pan those maps. However, changes to those online map servers have necessitated occasional revisions to my many cemetery pages, and on more than one occasion I have had to change the server used. This has meant a great deal of work as I have about fifty cemetery pages online or under construction. A change to the server which I have most recently used has prompted be to abandon the use of topographic map servers and to replace them with images of scanned maps. While this may not be quite as satisfactory to visitors my increasing genealogical work load has necessitated it.

     I would like to thank John Sterling and Cherry Bamberg for sharing the Bristol Cemeteries Database of Bristol County gravestone records. Most of the information in the notes for each cemetery has been drawn from that database and from Cherry's files that were used to compile the database.


 

Carpenter Lot (1816)
Mendon Rd., North Attleborough, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA010
MACRIS designation NAL.807


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (258k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Daggett and Salisbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Mendon Rd. between Monticello Dr. and Montclair Dr.

Notes:   Family burial ground of the John Carpenter family. Contains about 20 stones. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Mann Family Cemetery (1778)
Draper Ave., North Attleborough, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA001
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.6.
MACRIS designation NAL.802


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Daggett,
as well as NEGHS Manuscript MS70/NOR/60 and NSDAR Manuscript G.R.C./S1/v.151
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Draper Ave. The entrance is a narrow, overgrown path through the woods west of Old Post Rd. A marker was placed at the entrance in 1966, but I do not if it is still there.

Notes:   Probably began as the family burial plot of Dr. Bezaleel Mann. There were originally about 9 stones from 1778 to 1808, but as of 1997 only two, plus a fragment, remained. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Mt. Hope Cemetery (1852)
Mt. Hope St., Attleborough Falls, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA003
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.5.
MACRIS designation NAL.801

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in AHS and Carter,
as well as NEGHS Manuscript F74/A89/D2 and NSDAR Manuscript G.R.C./S1/v.151
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Mt. Hope Cemetery, 565 Mt. Hope St., PO Box 1012, North Attleborough, MA 02761; Phone 508-699-2141.

Location:   East side of Mt. Hope St. north of Elm St.

Notes:   Contains about 842 burials, including some removed here from other burial grounds with gravestone dates predating the cemetery, and burials dated 1808 and later that were removed here from the Old Kirk Yard in Attleboro in 1871. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Paine Cemetery (1826)
Paine Rd., North Attleborough, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA007
MACRIS designation NAL.805


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in NEGHS Manuscripts F74/A89/D2, MS70/NOR/60 and NSDAR Manuscript G.R.C./S1/v.151
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Paine Cemetery Association.

Location:   On the north side of Paine Rd. in a bend about 3/10 mile west of Sheldonville Rd.

Notes:   Begun by Calen Paine. Contains about 100 burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Robinson Cemetery (1773)
[Falls Burial Ground, Stanley Burying Ground]

Towne St., Attleborough Falls, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA005
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation NAL.804


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Carter, Peck and Salisbury,
as well as NEGHS Manuscripts F74/A89/D2, MS70/NOR/60 and NSDAR Manuscript G.R.C./S1/v.151
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Towne St. south of Commonweatlth Ave., behind the Central Congregational Church.

Notes:   Begun by William Stanley in the mid-1700s. Contains about 125 burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. Mary's Cemetery (1861)
Towne St., Attleborough Falls, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA008
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.16.
MACRIS designation NAL.806


New St. Mary's photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (199k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Salisbury
Old St. Mary's abstracts at Find A Grave
New St. Mary's abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Diocese of Fall River.

Location:   West side of Towne St. north of Jackson St.

Notes:   Contains two tracts, the older, southern tract having been purchased in 1850, although burials did not begin until 1861, and contains about 280 stones. The larger, northern tract is still active and contains about 3,000 stones. See the information about Old St. Mary's Cemetery from Find A Grave. See the information about New St. Mary's Cemetery from Find A Grave.


Woodcock Cemetery (1676)
[Old North Burying Ground, Hatch's Burying Ground]

N. Washington St., North Attleborough, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as NA002
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.11.
MACRIS designation NAL.800


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Carter, Daggett, Jillson, Peck and Pyne,
as well as NEGHS Manuscript F74/A89/D2 and NSDAR Manuscript G.R.C./S1/v.151
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   At the intersection of, and betweem, North and East Washington Sts.

Notes:   Contains about 112 stones between 1747 and 1825. Possibly set aside as a burial place by John Woodcock, who kept Woodcock's Ordinary across N. Washington St. It is said that the first burial was John's son Nathaniel, who was slain in 1676 during King Philip's War and buried on the spot where he fell. The ordinary became the Woodcock Garrison during that war, and was later the site of Hatch's Tavern. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions

The Bristol Cemeteries Database Project currently contains some 27,000 Bristol County gravestone inscriptions collected by volunteers using the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) Gravestone Database Standard Program. Records are first entered from published sources and manuscripts. Those records are then verified and corrected by trained volunteers during field visits, and additional information about those gravestones and their cemeteries is added. This project is still in its earliest stages. I am currently working on putting this database online. Volunteers are needed to enter records found in books, libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. Additional volunteers are needed who will receive training in AGS methods and standards for transcriptions, and who will then correct and update the database during cemetery visits. This project is being undertaken in accordance with AGS standards in order to create a complete and accurate record of Bristol County gravestone inscriptions for future researchers and historians. If you would like to volunteer for this project please send me email.

Ira Ballou Peck, Burying Ground Inscriptions from Seekonk, R.I. [sic; Mass.], Cumberland, R.I., Wrentham, Mass., Attleborough, Mass., Rehoboth, Mass., Woonsocket, R.I., Smithfield, R.I., West Wrentham, Mass. (Ms. at NEHGS, Mss/C/1802).

David Jillson, Attleboro, Mass., Cumberland, R.I., and Rehoboth, Mass. Births, Marriages, and Deaths (1889 ms. at NEHGS, Mss/SL/ATT/1).

John Daggett, A Sketch of the History of Attleborough From Its Settlement to the Division (Boston: Press of Samuel Usher, 1894).

AHS (1972 and 1980 mss. at Attleborough Historical Society).

Mary E. Pyne, Woodcock Garrison Burial Ground, North Attleborough, Massachusetts (1989 typescript in Massachusetts Historical Commission file for this cemetery).

Susan F. Salisbury, Southern Massachusetts Cemetery Collection, Volume 2 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996).

 

Special Note on Carter: — Because the cataloging of Carter's typescripts and manuscripts varies from library to library it is possible that the following list includes some duplicates. Note also that I have not seen the copies at all of the listed libraries, so my descriptions of "typescript" or "ms." may need to be revised, when a volume exists in more than one version.

Marion Pearce Carter, Cemetery Records: Attleboro - Rehoboth, Mass.

 

Special Note: — The following NEHGS manuscripts are cited as containing North Attleborough cemetery transcriptions by David Allen Lambert, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (Boston: NEHGS, 2002). These works are not yet in the NEHGS online catalog, so I am awaiting further information in order to identify them.

F74/A89/D2, MS70/NOR/60

 

Special Note: — The following NSDAR manuscripts are cited as containing North Attleborough cemetery transcriptions by David Allen Lambert, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (Boston: NEHGS, 2002). I am awaiting further information in order to identify them.

G.R.C./S1/v.151

 

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