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Middleborough Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Middleborough 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 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.

Special thanks go to Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the history and care of the town's cemeteries. Thanks also go to Find A Grave and the many volunteers who provide information there.

 

Benson Cemetery (1781)
East St., Carver or Warehan, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   This cemetery is not actually in Middleborough. It is behind the old Cushing property across from Benson Pond Bogs.

Notes:   Recorded by Thatcher as "Graves back of Nathaniel Cushings house, 3 miles beyond So. Midd." with two Benson graves and one Morison grave, noting "Also a few others with stub stones."


Central Cemetery (1819)
Centre St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.818
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (195k) is available.

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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Centre St. between Carey and Lovell Sts. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Charles Milton Thatcher, author of Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts, is buried here. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Deborah Cushing Gravesite (1802)
180 Purchase St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

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Location:   North side of Purchase St. about 500 feet east of Chestnut St.

Notes:     Contains the single 1802 grave of Deborah Cushing.


Drake Cemetery (1770)
Pleasant St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

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Transcriptions in Smith and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   On private property on a hill easte of Pleasant St. and north of Clay St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:     This family cemetery for the descendants of William Drake contains 22 burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Eaton Cemetery (1801)
[Eaton North Cemetery]

Centre St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   On private property - exact location unspecified. Recorded by Thatcher as "Cemetery on Center Street in rear of Sarah Dennis White's."

Notes:   18 graves recorded by Thatcher. Today the remnants of four stones are visible.


Ephraim Cobb Gravesite (1760)
Meadowbrooke Ln., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (205k) is available.

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Meadowbrooke Ln. near Thompson St. See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Contains the single grave of Ephraim Cobb, died 27-Nov-1760. See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.


Fall Brook Cemetery (1819)
[Tispequin St. Cemetery]

Tispequin St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.817
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   On private property on the east side of Tispequin St. south of Gibbs Rd. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

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


Gammons Cemetery (1828)
[Sachem St. Cemetery]

Sachem St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.810
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (231k) is available.

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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Sachem St. south of Thomas St. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

Notes:   This small privately-owned cemetery contains 11 burials. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave. This cemetery is being restored by the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries.


Gilbert Pierce Cemetery (1891)
Marion Rd., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.816
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Abstracts at Find A Grave.

Location:   West side of Marion Rd. south of Quail Pl., on the northern border of Reed Cemetery See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

Notes:   Contains four Westgate and Wilber graves from 1891 to 1919. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.


Infirmary Cemetery (1933)
Wood St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.820
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

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Location:   West side of Wood St. south of the railroad tracks and across the tracka from the Paupers Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

Notes:   This town-owned cemetery contains about 60 burials with stones labeled with metal numbers. It is overgrown - beware of ticks and poison ivy if you visit it. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.


Lemuel Lyon Gravesite (1789)
Off Murdock St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   By fire road off Murdock St. and not far from railroad tracks. See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Contains the single grave of Lemuel Lyon, a Revolutionary War soldier who died of smallpox 01-Feb-1789. The stones have apparently been moved. Described in Thatcher as "Grave about 1/2 mile in woods back of the Calvin Murdock place on White's Hill, Midd." See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.


Mercy Tinkham Gravesite (1786)
Off Basking Ridge, Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Off the fire road past the gate at the end of Basking Ridge. See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Mercy, wife of Cornelius Tinkham, died 28-Jan-1786 and was apparently buried alone on her family's farm. The site has been reported as "unrecorded grave on the old Tinkham property, Middleborough." See the information about this gravesite from Find A Grave.


Nemasket Hill Burial Ground (1662)
Plymouth St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.815
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the permission of Ken Saccocia (#47242886) at Find A Grave.
A high-resolution version of this photo (176k) is available.

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1907 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Nemasket Hill Cemetery.

Location:   South side of Plymouth St. between Nemasket and Plympton Sts. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Plymouth County and one of the few begun in the 17th century that is still accepting burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Old Smallpox Cemetery (1777)
Soule St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.814
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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1909 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant 12:256
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Soule St. east of Brook St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   The nine people buried here died of smallpox in December, 1777. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Parish Burial Ground (1717)
[Cemetery at The Green]

Plympton St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.813
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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1907-8 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   508-947-4457.

Location:   East side of Plympton St. between Rte. 44 and Plymouth St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   The first burial is that of Lydia Thomas, who died 07-Jul-1717. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Paupers Cemetery (1832)
Wood St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.819
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

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Alms House records in Thatcher

Location:   West side of Wood St. north of the railroad tracks and across the tracka from the Infirmary Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

Notes:   Thatcher noted that there were about 70 graves with rough stones with no inscriptions. This town-owned cemetery is overgrown. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.


Purchade Cemetery (1728)
[Alden Cemetery]

Plymouth St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.812
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave.
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Plymouth St. west of Woloski Park. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.

Notes:   The most common surname in this cemetery is Alden, mostly descendants of Pilgrim John Alden through his son Joseph of Bridgewater. See the information about this cemetery at Find A Grave.


Reed Cemetery (1768)
[Marion Rd. Cemetery, Neck Cemetery]

Marion Rd., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.816
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave.
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Marion Rd. south of Quail Pl., bordered on the north by Gilbert Pierce Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave. Called by Thatcher "Neck Cemetery near Pocksha Pond."

Notes:   Contains 77 burials beginning in 1768. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Rock Cemetery (1803)
[Thomas Cemetery]

8 Highland St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.811
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Both sides of Highland St. east of Miller St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Contains multiple sections designated by Thatcher in relation to the church. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. Mary's Cemetery (1891)
Wood St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.809
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the permission of Roberta Cyr (#38703014) at Find A Grave.
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Sacred Heart Church, 340 Centre St., Middleborough, MA 02346, 508-947-0444. For older records (1891-1913) contact the Archdiocese of Boston.

Location:   East side of Wood St. between East Grove St. (Rte. 28) and Interstate 495. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This large Roman Catholiccemetery contains over 3,000 burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


South Middleborough Cemetery (1768)
565 Wareham St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.807
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Wareham St. across from Locust St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This is one of the oldest cemeteries in town still accepting burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Swift Cemetery Site (1850)
Clay St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   Clay St. opposite Mill St. - exact location unknown.

Notes:   Thatcher recorded this as "Swift Cem. on Clay St. opp. Mill St. North Midd.," containing one grave, that of an unnamed Swift daughter, died 1850. This is actually a preliminary record for the William Swift Family Cemetery Site.


Tack Factory Cemetery (1819)
[Leonard Cemetery]

Taunton St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.806
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used by permission of Lynn Feingold (#47470086) at Find A Grave.
A high-resolution version of this photo (283k) is available.

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Transcriptions of the oldest graves in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Taunton St. south of Tinkham Ln. at the Lakeville town line. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   Called by Thatcher "Cemetery on Taunton St. near Lakeville line." See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave. This cemetery is being restored by the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries.


Taunton Street Cemetery (1832)
[Eaton South Cemetery]

Taunton St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   Taunton St. between Center and Cross Sts. - exact location unknown.

Notes:   Recorded by Thatcher as "Yard on Taunton St. between Center & Cross Sts." and recorded 4 Eatons burials.


Thomas Wood Cemetery (1796)
East Grove St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.804
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between East Grove St. and Old Wood St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   A privately-owned cemetery on private property called by Thatcher "Cemetery in the bushes at corner of Wood and Grove Streets." He recorded 9 graves but remarked that there were "also 15 or more other graves." See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Thomastown Cemetery (1806)
Purchase St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.805
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Purchase St. west of Rocky Meadow St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This is a privately-owned cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Titicut Parish Cemetery (1749)
41 Plymouth St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.803
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave.
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Plymouth St. east of Pleasant St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This privately owned cemetery containing 31 burials is not associated with the nearby church. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave. Recorded by Thatcher as "North Middleboro Cemetery."


Vaughan Cemetery (1814)
Vaughan St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.802
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Vaughan St. east of Wood St. and across the street from the Wapanucket Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   This privately-owned cemetry contains fout Vaughan burials and one Gorham burial. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave. Note that Thatcher erroneously called this "Wappanucket Cemetery, north side of Vaughan St."


Vernon St. Smallpox Burial Ground (1778)
Vernon St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.808
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Image from MACRIS web site

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   On Vernon St. in North Middleborough - exact location unknown.

Notes:   Thatcher recorded 2 graves.


Wall Street Gravesite (1757)
[Samuel Sampson Gravesite]

Off Wall St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   Off Wall St. - exact location unknown.

Notes:   Thatcher recorded this as "Grave on Wall St. - Rocky Meadow," containing one grave, that of Samuel Sampson, who died of small pox 31-Aug-1757.


Wapanucket Cemetery (1832)
Vaughan St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.801
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Vaughan St. west of Walnut St. and across the street from the Vaughan Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

Notes:   A privately-owned cemetery containing about 50 burials. Called by Thatcher "Wappanucket Cemetery, South side of Vaughan St." See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Warrentown Cemetery (1744)
Summer St., Middleborough, MA
MACRIS designation MID.800
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Summer St. north of Plain St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

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


William Swift Family Cemetery Site (1850)
Mill St., Middleborough, MA
See the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries page for this cemetery

Transcriptions in Thatcher

Location:   Clay St. near Mill St. - exact location unknown.

Notes:   Thatcher recorded this as "Wm. Swift Fam. Cem. on Clay St. off. Mill St. Puddingshire, No. Midd." He stated that there were three graves including William Swift, former owner of the land, but provided only one transcription, that of Betsey H. Swift, daughter of William and Betsey H., died 04-Apr-1850. The burials were removed to the Swift-Cross lot in Central Cemetery.





Cemetery Transcriptions

Cemetery Records of Middleborough published in Mayflower Descendant — John W. Willard transcribed the gravestones in the Parish, Old Smallpox and Nemasket Hill Cemeteries (Mayflower Descendant, 12 (1910) - 15 (1913)). The articles (presented as page images) contain abstracts of 1907-1909 transcriptions from all gravestones prior to 1850, with a few of later date.

Michael J. Maddigan, Elysian Fields - An Illustrated History of Rock Cemetery (At Middleborough Public Library, 2007).

Albert W. Smith, The Drake Cemetery (Manuscript at Middleborough Public Library, ca. 1995). It has been noted that this manuscript may not be entirely accurate.

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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