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Pembroke Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Pembroke 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. 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.


 

Briggs Cemetery (1722)
[Barker Burial Ground]

Washington St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.5.


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (145k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Washington St. (Rte. 53), about ¾ mile north of the intersection with Barker St. (Rte. 14), and about ¾ mile south of the intersection with Columbia Rd. and Schoosett St. (Rte. 139).


Brown Cemetery (19th Century)
High St., Pembroke, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Exact location not yet determined - east side of High St. across from Mountain Ave.


Center Cemetery (1715)
Center St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.1.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (203k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between Center St. (Rte. 14) and and Oldham St. across from the Pembroke Public Library.


Chapel Burying Ground
Chapel St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.8.

Location:   Chapel St. near the Kingston town line - exact location still to be determined.


Friends Burying Ground (1789)
Washington St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.9.


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (141k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of Washington St. and Schoosett St. (Rte. 139).


Luther Magoun Family Cemetery (18th Century)
Water St., Pembroke, MA

Location:   Water St. - exact location yet to be determined. Possibly on hilltop near Packet Landing Cemetery.


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Mattakeesett St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.3.


Photograph used with the permission of Paul Connell (#47039084) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (141k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Williams and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Matakesett St., just south of Carol Lane.


Packet Landing Cemetery (1844)
Water St., Pembroke, MA
One entry in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.4.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   On hilltop on north side of Water St.


Paul Magoun Cemetery (19th Century)
[Schoosett Cemetery]

Water St., Pembroke, MA


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (233k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Water St. south of Schoosett St. (Rte. 139).


Pine Grove Cemetery (1813)
[East Pembroke Cemetery]

Elm St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.6.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Elm St. south of Spring St.


Randall Lot Cemetery (1871)
Water St., Pembroke, MA

Location:   Water St. - exact location yet to be determined. Possibly on hilltop near Packet Landing Cemetery.


Sachem Lodge Cemetery (1799)
[Loring Cemetery, High St. Cemetery]

High St., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.7.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (113k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of High St. between Forest St. and the Duxbury town line.


Seth Hatch Family Cemetery (1799)
Water St., Pembroke, MA

Location:   Water St. - exact location yet to be determined. Possibly on hilltop near Packet Landing Cemetery.


Silas Morton - Barstow Tomb (19th Century)
Water St., Pembroke, MA

Location:   Water St. - exact location yet to be determined. Possibly on hilltop near Packet Landing Cemetery.


Stetson Burying Ground
Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.2.

Location:   Water St. - exact location yet to be determined. Possibly on hilltop near Packet Landing Cemetery.


Two Mile Cemetery (1707)
Water and Church Sts., Pembroke, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Pembroke as G.R.4.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (341k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions from Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of Church St. (Rte. 139) and Water St.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Small Cemeteries In 1906 and 1907 the pre-1851 gravestones in six small cemeteries were transcribed, and were published in Mayflower Descendant in 1909 and 1910. Included are Briggs Cemetery, Friends Cemetery, Loring Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, a private cemetery on Water St. and Two Mile Cemetery .

Alicia Crane Williams, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Pembroke Centre, Mass. Published in Mayflower Descendant, 35 [1985]:65-68, 163-166; 36 [1986]:59-62; 37 [1987]:7-10, 171-172; 38 [1988]:61-62, 181-182; 39 [1989]:59-60, 167-168; 40 [1990]:185-186.

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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