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East Bridgewater Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of East Bridgewater 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 a brief description of the location and, perhaps, direction for reaching it. 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 seperate section listing all online and published 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 indicates 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.


 

Beaver Cemetery (1809)
Summer and Belmont Sts., East Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.6.
MACRIS designation EBR.805


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (111k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Intersection of Summer and Belmont Sts.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Central Cemetery
[Old Grave-Yard (1685)]
[East Bridgewater Cemetery (1846)]

Central St., East Bridgewater, MA
Old Grave-Yard abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.1.
East Bridgewater Cemetery abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.5.
MACRIS designation EBR.801, EBR.802


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (210k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions from Old Grave-Yard
Cemetery Plan

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Old Grave-Yard Abstracts at Find A Grave
Central Cemetery Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Central St. at the intersection of Plymouth St., across from Town Hall.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Elmwood Cemetery (1847)
[Joppa Cemetery]

East St., East Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.8.
MACRIS designation EBR.804


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (241k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of East St. about ¼ mile east of Bedford St. (Rte. 18).

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Hudson Tomb Site (1819)
Pond St., Halifax, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.2.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (250k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of Pond St. and Hudson St., just east of the East Bridgewater town line.

Note:   This tomb was built by Nathan and John Hudson and was located between their homes. Although this site is now in Halifax, near the East Bridgewater town line, it is listed in Vital Records of East Bridgewater and Latham's Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater under East Bridgewater. Arthur Richardson reported that around 1980 the tomb could still be seen. The front was open and accessible. A fallen square granite lintel stone lay in front, face down, with the Hudson name engraved on it. Arthur also reported that by about 2000 only a small mound was visible. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Northville Cemetery (1855)
Oak St., East Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.9.


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (142k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Northville Cemetery Corp., 160 Pine St., East Bridgewater MA, 02333.

Location:   South side of Oak St. (Rte. 14) east of Washington St. There is a narrow entrance road flanked by stone posts - look carefully for it.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Osborne Cemetery Site
Pond St., East Bridgewater, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Private property on south side of Pond St., east of Ousamequin Pines Rd., where No. 713 Pond St. is now located.

Note:   Richard Rockwell of Hanover grew up near this cemetery. He reports that a house was built on the property in 1977, and the headstones were removed to put in a lawn. He also recalls that some headstones bore the surnames Osborn and Sampson.


Thayer Cemetery (1818)
Union St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.3.


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (290k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Union St., just west of the East Bridgewater town line.

Note:   Although this cemetery is in West Bridgewater, near the East Bridgewater town line, it is listed in Vital Records of East Bridgewater and in Latham's Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater under East Bridgewater.


Union Cemetery (1842)
[Congregational Church Cemetery]

Pleasant St., East Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.7.
MACRIS designation EBR.803


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (226k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Pleasant St. west of N. Central St., behind the Union Congregational Church

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Whitman Cemetery (1827)
Harvard St., East Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation EBR.800


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (235k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
Transcriptions in Wallace and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Harvard St., East Bridgewater, about ¾ mile east of N. Bedford St. (Rte. 18).

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Illustrated with Plans and Views (Bridgewater: Henry T. Pratt, printer, 1882; repr. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1976; Middleborough, MA, 1986). This book has been transcribed by Arthur Richardson and Dale H. Cook.

      The East Bridgewater part of the book includes one major cemetery and four minor cemeteries:

 

Other East Bridgewater cemetery transcriptions online:

 

Charles Milton Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, MA: Middleborough Public Library, 1995). Contains over 16,000 transcriptions of gravestones up to the mid-1800s, from 214 cemeteries located in 28 Plymouth and Bristol County towns. Although this is still a useful resource, many transcription errors have been discovered, so use Thatcher with care and check it against the actual gravestones or other transcriptions.

 

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