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Market Street Burying Ground
Brighton, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

market street burying ground
Market Street Burying Ground

GPS: 42.350438, -71.152367

Market St.
Brighton, MA 02135

Published: June 14, 2016
Total records: 189

Market Street Burying Ground owned and maintained by the City of Boston, MA

History

Market Street Burying Ground is closely linked to the founding of the town of Brighton. The Allston/Brighton area was first assigned to Watertown's (1630) and later, Cambridge's ownership (1634) to meet the colonists needs for grazing land. "Little Cambridge," as this area became known, was sparsely populated and the only church its residents could attend was located on the other side of the river in Cambridge.

In 1744 a local meetinghouse was built near the present-day site of Market Street Burying Ground although it was only considered to be an extension of the First Parish Church in Cambridge. The local population repeatedly petitioned the General Court to gain independent status for their church, but it was not until 1779 that this proposal was approved. At the time of the establishment of this meeting house, no burial grounds existed in Little Cambridge and all interments took place at the original church in Harvard Square.

In 1764, early settler Nathaniel Sparhawke gave a small portion of his land to serve as a burial site. The Market Street Burying Ground was used by the Third Church of Cambridge until 1807 when Brighton became a separate town. It was the town's primary burying ground until the 1850s when Evergreen Cemetery was established. Burials ceased at Market Street in 1872. This site contains the graves of many of the original settlers of Little Cambridge and is noted for gravestones carved by the eighteenth-century stone cutter Daniel Hastings.

Cemetery Records

Records published below were acquired from the City of Boston's cemetery database on June 13, 2016.


B, R
, Lot: MS-X-0
B., R.H., Lot: MS-A67
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-A41, d. 1/15/1773
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1/15/1773
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-A51
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-X-0
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-X-0
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-X-0
Baker, Anna, Lot: MS-X-0
Brown, Elisha, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1/7/1809
Cheney, John, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1770
Cook, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-A36, d. 11/13/1774
Cook, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/13/1774
Cook, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, F, Lot: MS-A38
Cook, Footstone, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, George, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, George L., Lot: MS-A1
Cook, J, Lot: MS-A17
Cook, J, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Jonathan, Lot: MS-A13, d. 5/27/1805
Cook, Jonathan, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 5/27/1805
Cook, Jonathan, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Jonathan, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Thomas, Lot: MS-A19, d. 6/1/1806
Cook, Thomas, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/1/1806
Cook, Thomas, Lot: MS-X-0
Cook, Thomas, Lot: MS-X-0
Cummings, Amos, Lot: MS-A56, d. 6/16/1811
Cummings, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/16/1811
Dana, Caleb, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1769
Dana, William, Lot: MS-A-23, d. 5/17/1770
Dana, William, Lot: MS-A23, d. 5/17/1770
Dana, William, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 5/17/1770
Dana, William, Lot: MS-A-24, d. 1770
Dana, William, Lot: MS-A24, d. 1770
Dana, William, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1770
Draper, Daniel, Lot: MS-A3
Draper, Daniel, Lot: MS-X-0
Everett, Aaron, Lot: MS-A4
Everett, Aaron, Lot: MS-X-0
F, C, Lot: MS-X-0
F, L, Lot: MS-X-0
F, L. and C.B., Lot: MS-A18
Fessenden, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1776
Fessenden, Elisabeth, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 7/25/1776
Fessenden, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-A35, d. 7/25/1776
Fessenden, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-A61, d. 1776
Fessenden, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1776
Fessenden, Elizabeth, Lot: MS-X-0
Fessenden, Jonathan, Lot: MS-A39, d. 11/21/1770
Fessenden, Jonathan, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/21/1770
Foster, John, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/16/1829
Foster, John, Lot: MS-X-0
Foster, Mary, Lot: MS-A30, d. 11/1/1833
Foster, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/1/1833
Foster, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0
Fuller, Ebenezer, Lot: MS-A74
Fuller, Ebenezer, Lot: MS-X-0
Fuller, Ebenezer, Lot: MS-X-0
Herrick, John, Lot: MS-X-0
Hill, B, Lot: MS-A53
Hill, Benjamin, Lot: MS-A-34, d. 11/16/1802
Hill, Benjamin, Lot: MS-SA34, d. 11/16/1802
Hill, Benjamin, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/16/1802
Hill, Benjamin, Lot: MS-X-0
Hill, Hannah, Lot: MS-A32, d. 1/7/1782
Hill, Hannah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1/7/1782
Hill, Hannah, Lot: MS-X-0
Hill, Mary, Lot: MS-A33, d. 10/19/1784
Hill, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 10/19/1784
Hill, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0
Hutchins, Jane, Lot: MS-A46, d. 12/6/1844
Hutchins, Jane, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 12/6/1844
Hutchins, Jane, Lot: MS-X-0
Jackon, Lot: MS-A44
Jackson, Lot: MS-X-0
Jackson, Sally, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/1/1788
Jackson, Sally, Lot: MS-X-0
Jackson, Thomas, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/19/1773
Jacskon, Thomas, Lot: MS-A45, d. 6/19/1773
Jane, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/19/1832
Jones, Abigail, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/29/1792
Jones, Daughter of Abigail, Lot: MS-A48, d. 11/29/1792
Kingsley, Moses, Lot: MS-A-27, d. 5/13/1828
Kingsley, Moses, Lot: MS-A27, d. 5/13/1828
Kingsley, Moses, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 5/13/1828
Kingsley, Moses, Lot: MS-X-0
Kingsley, Sarah, Lot: MS-A-26, d. 9/19/1832
Kingsley, Sarah Jane, Lot: MS-A26, d. 9/19/1832
Larned, Sarah, Lot: MS-A11, d. 2/9/1767
Larned, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 2/9/1767
Larned, Sarah, Lot: MS-A16
Larned, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Abigail, Lot: MS-A6, d. 1/24/1776
Learned, Abigail, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1/24/1776
Learned, Abigail, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Abigail, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Abijah, Lot: MS-A7, d. 3/20/1783
Learned, Abijah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 3/20/1783
Learned, Abijah, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Abijah, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Samuel, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 8/31/1808
Learned, Samuel, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Samuel, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Samuel S., Lot: MS-A12, d. 8/31/1808
Learned, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0
Learned, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0
Lener, Phipps, Lot: MS-X-0
Lyons, Jason, Lot: MS-A-29, d. 2/14/1812
Lyons, Jason, Lot: MS-A29, d. 2/14/1812
Lyons, Jason, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 2/14/1812
Lyons, Jason, Lot: MS-X-0
Osborn, Jesse, Lot: MS-X-0
Peasess, Nathaniel, Lot: MS-X-0
Phipps, Elener, Lot: MS-A10, d. 5/12/1769
Phipps, Elener, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 5/12/1769
Phipps, Elener, Lot: MS-A15
Phipps, Elener, Lot: MS-X-0
Phipps, Joshua, Lot: MS-A9, d. 1/4/1769
Phipps, Joshua, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1/4/1769
Phipps, Joshua, Lot: MS-X-0
Pierce, Sophia, Lot: MS-A40, d. 9/19/1839
Pierce, Sophia, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/19/1839
Pierce, Sophia, Lot: MS-X-0
Pierce, Sophia, Lot: MS-X-0
Pierces, Horace, Lot: MS-X-0
Platts, Abel, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1777
Pomeroy, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 8/21/1819
Pomeroy, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0
Royalston, Lot: MS-X-0
Sanderson, George, Lot: MS-A37, d. 4/10/1828
Sanderson, George, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 4/10/1828
Smith, Charles, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 12/3/1850
Smith, Charles, Lot: MS-X-0
Smith, Charles, Lot: MS-X-0
Smith, Charles E., Lot: MS-A14, d. 12/3/1850
Smith, Ebenezer, Lot: MS-A5, d. 9/11/1775
Smith, Ebenezer, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/11/1775
Smith, Elenezer, Lot: MS-X-0
Smith, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/3/1769
Smith, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0
Thwing, Amos, Lot: MS-A2
Thwing, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0
Tomer, Lot: MS-A43, d. 8/21/1819
Warren, Elisha Brown, Lot: MS-A50, d. 1/7/1809
Warren, James, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 12/29/1803
Warren, James Lloyd, Lot: MS-A49, d. 12/29/1803
Warren, Patty, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/26/1805
Warren, Patty Wright, Lot: MS-A28, d. 9/26/1805
Warren, Y, Lot: MS-A-28, d. 9/26/1805
William, Williams, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 9/18/1808
Williams, Sarah, Lot: MS-A8, d. 3/19/1808
Williams, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 3/19/1808
Williams, William, Lot: MS-A57, d. 9/18/1808
Williams, William, Lot: MS-X-0
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-A52, d. 10/29/1788
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 10/29/1788
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-A31, d. 11/16/1801
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-A-31, d. 11/16/2016
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 11/16/2016
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-A-25
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-A25
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0
Winship, Amos, Lot: MS-X-0
Winship, Mary, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 3/1/1792
Winship, Mary, Lot: MS-A59, d. 3/18/1792
Woodman, John, Lot: MS-A64, d. 7/22/1830
Woodman, John, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 7/22/1830
Wright, Almira, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 8/15/1837
Wright, Almira, Lot: MS-X-0
Wright, Almira, Lot: MS-X-0
Wright, Almira B., Lot: MS-A20, d. 8/15/1837
Wright, Joseph, Lot: MS-A-21, d. 6/9/1815
Wright, Joseph, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 6/9/1815
Wright, Joseph, Lot: MS-X-0
Wright, Joseph, Lot: MS-X-0
Wright, Joseph S. B., Lot: MS-A21, d. 6/9/1815

Unidentified Graves


Footstone, L
, Lot: MS-X-0
Footstone, Sarah, Lot: MS-X-0

Headstone, Elisabeth, Lot: MS-X-0, d. 1776
Headstone, Marble, Lot: MS-X-0

Tomb 13, Lot: MS-X-0
Tomb 14, Lot: MS-X-0
Tomb 18, Lot: MS-X-0
Tomb 9, Lot: MS-X-0

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