Epitaphs in the Old Burying Ground at Deerfield, Massachusetts


Graveyards can often supply facts that cannot be found in town records. Unfortunately, gravestones frequently disappear so it is especially important to preserve this information before the primary source is lost. The inscriptions within these pages were transcribed by C. Alice Baker at the request of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. After Miss Baker's death, this task was completed by Emma L. Coleman. This work consists of exact transcriptions of the epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground at Deerfield, Massachusetts. The text of each transcription is arranged on the page to visually mimic its appearance on the stone. The epitaphs typically include the deceased's full name, date of death, and age at death. Many of them also indicate the name(s) and relationships of surviving family members. Most of the inscriptions list the date of death in the mid-to-late 1700s, with a few in the early 1700s, and a few in the early 1800s.

C. Alice Baker and Emma L. Coleman

(1924), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 56 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788435072