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Kingston Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Kingston 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. There are links to street and topographic maps to help you find cemeteries, 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.

     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.


 

Evergreen Cemetery (1854)
Evergreen St., Kingston, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Kingston as G.R.2.
MACRIS designation KIN.800


Photograph from Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information Service
A high-resolution version of this photo (371k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between Evergreen and Green Sts.


Old Burying Ground (1717)
221 Main St., Kingston, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Kingston as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation KIN.801


Photograph from Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information Service
A high-resolution version of this photo (158k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1855 Gravestone Transcriptions published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
1895 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northwest corner of Main and Green Sts., next to the First Congregational Parish Church.


Our Lady of Divine Providence Cemetery
Parting Ways Rd., Kingston, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Sisters of Divine Providence Convent, 363 Bishop's Hwy., Kingston, MA 02364, 781-585-7707.

Location:   North side of Parting Ways Rd., west of Sacred Heart High School.


St. Joseph's Cemetery
Elm St., Kingston, MA


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (113k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   St. Joseph's Rectory, 272 Main St., Kingston, MA 02364, 781-585-6372.

Location:   East side of Elm St. between Brook St. and Pond Rd.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Old Burying Ground — D. W. Holmes, "Inscriptions Copied from the Burying Ground at Kingston, Mass." (New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 10 [1856]:55-56). Contains literal transcriptions of some of the oldest gravestones in the cemetery.

Old Burying Ground — Thomas Bradford Drew, transcriber, "Death Records from the Ancient Burial Ground at Kingston, Mass." (Mayflower Descendant, 7 [1905]:20-28, 82-90, 167-172, 221-225). Contains abstracts of transcriptions of gravestones dated through 1860. Reprinted as a monograph in 1905.

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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