Ancestral Burial Places

Misc notes for people on the Massachusetts page

Haverhill - Pentucket Cemetery

  • Ayer, James RN 444 * 19 Dec 1771 - In the book "A Complete List of Legible Inscriptions in Pentucket Cemetery from 1668-1812" published by the Haverhill Historical Society in September 1904, there is this inscription:

Here Lies Buried
The Body Of
Deacon James
Ayer Who
Departed This
Life December
The 19th 1771
And In The 86th Year
Of His Age

It is not in the 1950 book leading one to conclude that the tombstone is no longer available.

Billerica - Old South Burying Ground

  • Dyer, Lydia (Hough) RN 233 * 28 Jul 1776

Her lies ye Body of the
Widow Lydia Dyar of Boston
the Place of her Nativity where
She left a good Estate & came
into ye Country May 22, 1775 to
Escape ye abuce of ye Ministeral
Troops sent by George ye 3d to
Subject North America to Slavery
She died July 28 1776 Aged 80 years
The Sweet Remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust

The idea for this web page project was sparked by a trip planned to Ancestral Burial Places.

1895 maps associated with county names are from