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Halifax Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Halifax 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 is a link to a topographic map 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 havr 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.


 

Central Cemetery (1830)
Hemlock Lane, Halifax, MA
MACRIS designation HAL.805


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (223k) is available.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Hemlock Lane, behind the Town Hall.

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


Drew Family Cemetery (1807)
Thompson St., Halifax, MA
MACRIS designation HAL.804


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (339k) is available.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Thompson St. just south of Plymouth St. (Rte. 106).

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.

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.

Notes:   Although this site is in Halifax, it is near the East Bridgewater town line and is listed in Vital Records of East Bridgewater and Latham's Epitaphs in Old 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.


Perkins Lot (1811)
Wood St., Halifax, MA
MACRIS designation HAL.803


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (223k) is available.

Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Southwest side of Wood St. about 1/2 mile south of River St. and about 1/10 mile off of Wood St.

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


Sturtevant Cemetery (1728)
[Monponsett Pond Cemetery]

Plymouth St., Halifax, MA
MACRIS designation HAL.806


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (159k) is available.

Topographic Map

1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
1997 gravestone transcriptions by Anna N. Sturtevant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave
Cemetery Plan by Anna N. Sturtevant

Location:   North side of Plymouth St. at south end of East Monponsett Pond.

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


Sturtevant Place Cemetery (1810)
Halifax, MA

1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Location:   Location not yet determined - possibly on the old Sturtevant homestead on Thompson St.


Tomson Cemetery (1734)
Thompson St., Halifax, MA
MACRIS designation HAL.802


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (166k) is available.

Topographic Map

1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Thompson St. just south of Plymouth St. (Rte. 106).

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





Cemetery Transcriptions


Hudson Tomb — From Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater (Bridgewater: Henry T. Pratt, printer, 1882; reprinted Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1976; Middleboro, MA, 1986). 1882 gravestone transcriptions, transcribed by Arthur Richardson.

Sturtevant Cemetery — Anna N. Sturtevant, Gravestone Transcriptions from Sturtevant Cemetery (1728) in Halifax, Massachusetts. 1997 gravestone transcriptions by Anna, keyed to her plan of the cemetery.

Sturtevant Cemetery — Stanley W. Smith, "Gravestone Records from the Cemetery in Halifax, Mass., on the Shore of Lake Monponsett" (Mayflower Descendant, 9 [1907]:151-155; 10 [1908]:8-11, 103-106). Contains abstracts of 1906 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851, with a few of later date.

Sturtevant Place Cemetery — Stanley W. Smith, "Notes - Cemetery on Sturtevant Place, Halifax, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 11 [1909]:256). Contains abstracts of 1906 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851, with one of later date.

Tomson Cemetery — John W. Willard, "Gravestone Records from Thompson Street Cemetery, Halifax, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 12 [1910]:239-243; 13 [1911]:11-14, 150-152, 217-220; 14 [1912]:5-12). Contains abstracts of 1906 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1851, with a few of later date.

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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