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Gravestone Records in the Old Cemetery at Plympton, Mass.

Transcribed by John W. Willard, et. al.
and
Published in Mayflower Descendant

 

Introduction

 

   Among the many series of gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant is this series, published in Volumes 8 [1906], 9 [1907], 10 [1908] and 11 [1909].   The transcriptions, made in 1906, include all burials prior to 1851, with a few of later date.   Time has taken its toll on some of these stones, and some epitaphs are no longer legible.   This record of the inscriptions as they existed in 1906 is therefore a valuable resource for Plympton 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.

 

Pages included:

Volume 8 [1906]: 150, 151, 152, 153, 154

Volume 9 [1907]: 117, 118, 119, 214, 215, 216, 217

Volume 10 [1908]: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221

Volume 11 [1909]: 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198

 

Surnames included:

Alden   Atwood
Babbitt   Barrows   Bartlett   Bell   Bisbee   Bishop   Blake   Blanchard   Blossom
Bonney   Bosworth-Bozworth   Bradford   Briggs   Bryant-Briant   Bumpus
Chandler   Church   Churchill   Clark   Cobb   Cooke   Coomer   Cooper   Curtis   Cushing   Cushman
Darling   Davis   Deane   Despard   Dexter   Dunham   Dunn
Eaton   Ellis   Everson
Fobes   Freeman   French   Fuller
Gannett   George   Gray
Hall   Harlow   Harrub   Hatch   Hobart   Holmes   Hooper
King
Leach   Little   Lobdell   Loring   Low   Lucas
Mackfarlin   Magoun   McLean
Newland   Nye
Packard   Parker   Perkins   Phinney   Pratt
Randall   Ransom   Raymond   Rickard   Ripley   Ruggles
Samson—Sampson   Shaw   Sherman   Shurtleff   Soule   Standish   Stetson   Strange   Sturtevant   Sylvester
Taylor   Thayer   Thomas   Thompson   Tinkham
Virgin
Washburn   Waterman   Weston   Whiting   Whitman   Whitten—Whiton   Willis   Wright

 

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