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Gravestone Records from Harwich Cemeteries

Published in Mayflower Descendant

 

Introduction

 

   Among the many series of gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant are several short articles about Harwich cemeteries.   These abstracts, made early in the 20th century, include all burials prior to 1850 or 1851, with a few of later date.   Time has taken its toll on some of these stones, and some epitaphs are no longer legible.   These records of the inscriptions as they existed nearly a century ago are therefore a valuable resource for Harwich researchers.   Note that these are not literal transcriptions - they are abstracts of the information found on the gravestones.   In a few cases a portion of a stone has been literally transcribed, and is so designated by enclosing it within quotation marks.

   I have tried to render a faithful reproduction of the Mayflower Descendant pages in HTML form, following the original format in the use of italics, superscript (ye) and double dating (170½).   Portions of another article on a page have been omitted and the fact noted [in square brackets and in red], and the volume and page numbers have been added to the top of each page in the same format.

 

Cemeteries Included:

Island Pond Cemetery   North Harwich Cemetery   First Congregational Church Cemetery   Old Methodist Cemetery / Harding Ryder Gravesite   Methodist Church Cemetery

 

Island Pond Cemetery

Transcribed by Stanley W. Smith and John W. Willard in 1909, and published in Mayflower Descendant in 1911.

Pages Included:

Volume 13 [1911]: 2, 3

Surnames Included:

Cahoon   Kindricks   Moody   Rogers   Small   Weeks

 

North Harwich Cemetery

Transcribed by Stanley W. Smith in 1906, verified by the author and and John W. Willard in 1909, and published in Mayflower Descendant in 1911.

Pages Included:

Volume 13 [1911]: 158, 159, 160, 161, 162

Surnames Included:

Allen   Baker   Bassett   Cahoon   Chase   Crowell   Davis   Doane   Eldredge   Ellis   Foster   Gage   Hall   Inman   Kelley   Matthews   Megathlin   Pratt   Robbins   Rogers   Ryder   Sears   Smith   Snow

 

First Congregational Church Cemetery

Transcribed in 1905, and published in Mayflower Descendant in 1911.

Pages Included:

Volume 13 [1911]: 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240

Volume 14 [1912]: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

Surnames Included:

Allen   Baker   Bassett   Bee   Blanchard   Briggs   Broadbrooks   Brooks   Burgess   Butler   Calhoon   Carver   Cash   Chase   Chubb   Clark   Collins   Covell   Davis   Doane   Downey   Dyer   Eldredge   Ellis   Field   Freeman   Gifford   Godfrey   Hall   Harding   Howes   Kelley   Long   Lovell   Mayo   Mecarta   Mills   Moody   Myrick   Nickerson   Paine   Phillips   Robbins   Rogers   Selew   Small   Smalley   Smith   Snow   Stone   Thomas   Tripp   Underwood   Walker   Weeks

 

Old Methodist Cemetery / Harding Ryder Gravesite

Transcribed by Stanley W. Smith and John W. Willard in 1917, and published in Mayflower Descendant.

Pages Included:

Volume 19 [1917]: 157, 158

Surnames Included:

Baker   Bassett   Eldredge   Nickerson   Ryder   Small   W——

 

Methodist Church Cemetery

Transcribed by Stanley W. Smith and William C. Smith, and published in Mayflower Descendant in 1919.

Pages Included:

Volume 21 [1919]: 49, 50, 51, 52

Surnames Included:

Bassett   Bearse   Cahoon   Crosby   Crowell   Doane   Eldredge   Higgins   Kendrick   Linnell   Long   Nickerson   Payne   Robbins   Rogers   Small   Smith   Turner   Young

 

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