South Parish Byfield Burying Ground, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA


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Latitude: 42.7387546350112, Longitude: -70.93088865280151
South Parish Byfield Burying Ground

Notes:
The oldest part of the South Byfield Parish Cemetery is in Newbury on the north side of Elm Street at the Georgetown border. Also referred to as the Old Burial Ground, it is bounded by a dry laid stone wall. Within the cemetery are stones of marble and slate and a couple of obelisks. There is a substantial tree cover throughout the burial ground. A newer section is across the street. The inactive part of the cemetery is not well maintained. The meetinghouse at this location generally was referred to as Byfield Parish . The historic meetinghouse, adjacent to this older part of the burying ground, was converted to a residence and a new church building was constructed over the line in Georgetown.


Headstones

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 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Abigail (Wheeler) Plumer gravestone
Abigail (Wheeler) Plumer gravestone
Here lyes the
Body of Mrs
Abigail Plummer
the Wife of Mr.
Bemsley Plummer
Who Died
July 19, 1759
And in the
28th Year of
Her Age 
Located  30-12  WHEELER Abigail (d. 19 Jul 1759)
 
Abigail Clifford gravestone
Abigail Clifford gravestone
ABIGAIL CLIFFORD
died
May 25, 1835,
Aged 45 yr. 
Located  3-3  CLIFFORD Abigail (d. 25 May 1835)
 
Almira Platts Cheney gravestone
Almira Platts Cheney gravestone
In
Memory of
Almira Platts
Cheney, who died
Oct. 4, 1840
Æt. 24.
B. Day, Lowell 
Located  31-6  CHENEY Almira Platts (d. 4 Oct 1840)
 
Anna (Downer) Longfellow gravestone
Anna (Downer) Longfellow gravestone
Mrs.
ANNA
wife of
Nathan Longfellow
died May 2, 1813
Æt. 32 
Located  21-7  DOWNER Anna (d. 2 May 1813)
 
Ariel Foster Parish gravestone
Ariel Foster Parish gravestone
Ariel Foster Parish
son of
Elijah & Mary Parish
died Feb. 26, 1800
[aged] 8 mos.

 
Located  19-8  PARISH Ariel Foster (d. 26 Feb 1800)
 
Belinda (Cheever) Perley gravestone
Belinda (Cheever) Perley gravestone
BELINDA,
widow of
Putnam Perley
died at Medford
Sept. 11, 1880
aged 82 yrs. 3ms.

I believe in the communion of saints 
Located  6-6  CHEEVER Belinda (d. 14 Sep 1880)
 
Benjamin & daughter Ruthy Jackman, Jr.
Benjamin & daughter Ruthy Jackman, Jr.
Left:
In memory of
RUTHY
daughter of
BENJAMIN & RUTH JACKMAN
who died April 11th, 1819
Aged 29 yrs.

The rising morning cant assure
That we shall end the day,
For death stands ready at the door
To seize our lives away.

Right:
Mr.
BENJAMIN JACKMAN
died
Feb. 25, 1825
Æt. 73. 
Located  16-7 & 8  JACKMAN Benjamin, Jr. (d. 25 Feb 1825)
JACKMAN Ruthy (d. 11 Apr 1819)
 
Benjamin & Hannah (Goodridge) Pearson gravestones
Benjamin & Hannah (Goodridge) Pearson gravestones
Mr.
Benjamin Pearson
died
Dec. 8, 1825
Æt. 71

Mrs. Hannah
wife of
Mr. Benjamin Pearson
died Feb. 15, 1815
Æt. 59 
Located  29-2 & 3  GOODRIDGE Hannah (d. 15 Feb 1815)
PEARSON Benjamin, IV (d. 7 Dec 1825)
 
Benjamin & Lois (Foster) Pearson gravestones
Benjamin & Lois (Foster) Pearson gravestones
Left
Mrs. Lois
Relict of
Mr. Benjamin Pearson
Died Aug. 4, 1835
Æt. 68

Right
Mr.
Benjamin Pearson
died
Dec. 8, 1825
Æt. 71 
Located  29-3 & 4  PEARSON Benjamin, IV (d. 7 Dec 1825)
[FOSTER] Lois (d. 4 Aug 1835)
 
Benjamin & Lois (Hoar) Dresser gravestones
Benjamin & Lois (Hoar) Dresser gravestones
Left:
MOTHER
LOIS
WIFE OF
BENJ. DRESSER
1801 - 1857
_______

Right:
BENJAMIN DRESSER
DIED
Aug. 4, 1855
Æt. 67 Yrs. 
Located  4-14 & 15  DRESSER Benjamin (d. 4 Aug 1855)
HOAR Lois (d. 1857)
 
Benjamin & Lois (Noyes) Pearson gravestone
Benjamin & Lois (Noyes) Pearson gravestone
Benjamin Pearson
Died July 20, 1844
Aged 50 Yrs
Lois Noyes Pearson
Died Aug. 15, 1886
Aged 91 Yrs
Edward Pearson
Died Nov. 6, 1882
Aged 51 Yrs 
Located  29-6  NOYES Lois (d. 15 Aug 1886)
PEARSON Benjamin, V (d. 20 Jul 1844)
PEARSON Edward (d. 6 Nov 1882)
 
Benjamin Dresser gravestone
Benjamin Dresser gravestone
BENJAMIN DRESSER
DIED
Aug. 4, 1855
Æt. 67 Yrs. 
Located  4-14  DRESSER Benjamin (d. 4 Aug 1855)
 
Benjamin Jackman, Jr. gravestone
Benjamin Jackman, Jr. gravestone
Mr.
BENJAMIN JACKMAN
died
Feb. 25, 1825
Æt. 73. 
Located  16-7  JACKMAN Benjamin, Jr. (d. 25 Feb 1825)
 
Benjamin Pearson gravestone
Benjamin Pearson gravestone
Mr.
Benjamin Pearson
died
Dec. 8, 1825
Æt. 71 
Located  29-3  PEARSON Benjamin, IV (d. 7 Dec 1825)
 
Benjamin Pike gravestone
Benjamin Pike gravestone
BENJAMIN PIKE,
died
April 14, 1833,
Aged 53. 
Located  27-5  PIKE Benjamin (d. 14 Apr 1833)
 
Betsey (Chute) Hale gravestone
Betsey (Chute) Hale gravestone
In Memory of
BETSEY HALE
Consort of
Mr. Daniel Hale
died July 17, 1805
[aged 29]

And their Son
Samuel Northend Hale
Aug. 7, 1805
[aged 9 mos.] 
Located  18-12  CHUTE Elizabeth (d. 17 Jul 1805)
HALE Samuel Northend (d. 7 Aug 1805)
 
Betty (Little)(Emery) Coleman gravestone
Betty (Little)(Emery) Coleman gravestone
BETTY
Relict of
Moses Colman
Born
Feb. 1, 1766
Died
July 28, 1842
Aged 76. 
Located  15-11  LITTLE Betty (d. 28 Jul 1842)
 
Boynton history memorial monument
Boynton history memorial monument
Regardless of what the monument says about being the family of John Boynton from Scotland, this is actually the family of William Boynton & Elizabeth Jackson from East Yorkshire, England.

JOHN BOYNTON
From Scotland
Settled on the
Boynton Farm
In Byfield,
About the year 1636

His Son
JOSHUA
Born 1640, died 1736

His Son
JOSHUA
Born 1677, died 1770

His Son
ENOCH
Born 1730, died 1805

His Son
ENOCH
Born 1749, died 1788 
Located  12-3  BOYNTON Enoch (d. 1805)
BOYNTON Enoch, Jr, (d. 1788)
BOYNTON Joshua (d. Abt 1736)
BOYNTON Joshua, Jr. (d. 29 Oct 1770)
BOYNTON William (d. 8 Dec 1686)
 
Caleb & Judith (Brickett) Titcomb gravestone
Caleb & Judith (Brickett) Titcomb gravestone
CALEB TITCOMB,
Died Dec. 5, 1829
Æ. 74 Yrs.

JUDITH,
his wife
died June 26, 1817
Æ. 80 yrs 
Located  8-4  BRICKETT Judith (d. 26 Jun 1847)
TITCOMB Caleb (d. 14 Dec 1829)
 
Capt. & Deac. Daniel & Mary Hale (Parish) Noyes gravestones
Capt. & Deac. Daniel & Mary Hale (Parish) Noyes gravestones
Left:
MARY HALE PARISH
Wife of
Daniel Noyes
and daughter of
Rev. Elijah Parish, DD
Born Jan. 13, 1798
Died Jan. 21, 1871

Remembering without ceasing her
work of faith and labor of love
Her children rise up and call
her blessed

Right:
DANIEL NOYES
Born Feb. 8, 1793
Died April 7, 1868
Deacon of this church for
thirty eight years and the
first superintendent of
its Sunday school

With good will doing service
us to the Lord
A good man leaveth an inheritance
to his children's children  
Located  7-9 & 10  Capt. & Deacon NOYES Daniel (d. 8 Apr 1868)
PARISH Mary Hale (d. 21 Jan 1871)
 
Capt. & Deac. Daniel Noyes gravestone
Capt. & Deac. Daniel Noyes gravestone
DANIEL NOYES
Born Feb. 8, 1793
Died April 7, 1868
Deacon of this church for
thirty eight years and the
first superintendent of
its Sunday school

With good will doing service
us to the Lord
A good man leaveth an inheritance
to his children's children  
Located  7-9  Capt. & Deacon NOYES Daniel (d. 8 Apr 1868)
 
Capt. Daniel Chute gravestone
Capt. Daniel Chute gravestone
SACRED
to the
Memory of
CAPT DANIEL CHUTE
who died Jan. 6, 1803
in the 83 year of his age
having been a
respectable member
of the Church of Christ
in this place for 65 years.

Mrs. HANNAH
CHUTE
relict of
CAPT DANIEL CHUTE
died April 28, 1812
in the 90 year of
her age.
She was distinguished
for sound judgement, active
benevolence, & sincere piety.

SACRED
also to the memory of
DEACON JAMES CHUTE
who died
Jan. 31, 1769
in the 83 year of
his age.

and of
MARY CHUTE
his consort
who died
Aug. 12, 1760
Æt. 67 
Located  25-12  ADAMS Hannah (d. 28 Apr 1812)
Capt. CHUTE Daniel (d. 6 Jan 1805)
Deac. CHUTE James (d. 31 Jan 1769)
THURSTON Mary (d. 12 Aug 1760)
 
Capt. Edward & Joanna (Short) Longfellow gravestones
Capt. Edward & Joanna (Short) Longfellow gravestones
Left
JOANNA
Relict of
Edward Longfellow
died
Nov. 8 1803
in her 85th year

Right
In Memory of
EDWARD LONGFELLOW
who died Aug 22nd 1794
Aged 76 years

Pause reader, pause! Review the souls affairs,
Thy days are fleeting; vain are worldly cares,
If only things below excite desire, Your joys will vanish & your hopes expire.
Now, know with terms of mercy quick comply,
It is I know a serious thing to die. 
Located  20-7 & 8  Capt. LONGFELLOW Edward (d. 22 Aug 1794)
SHORT Joanna (d. 8 Nov 1803)
 
Capt. Edward Longfellow gravestone
Capt. Edward Longfellow gravestone
In Memory of
EDWARD LONGFELLOW
who died Aug 22nd 1794
Aged 76 years

Pause reader, pause! Review the souls affairs,
Thy days are fleeting; vain are worldly cares,
If only things below excite desire, Your joys will vanish & your hopes expire.
Now, know with terms of mercy quick comply,
It is I know a serious thing to die. 
Located  20-7  Capt. LONGFELLOW Edward (d. 22 Aug 1794)
 
Capt. Jonathan Bayley gravestone
Capt. Jonathan Bayley gravestone
HERE LIES Ye BODY
OF CAPT. JONATHAN
BAYLEY WHO DIED
NOVEMBER Ye 23
1733 IN Ye 64 YEAR
OF HIS AGE 
Located  16-16  Capt. BAILEY Jonathan (d. 23 Nov 1733)
 
Capt. Joseph & Mary (Noyes) Hale, Jr. gravestones
Capt. Joseph & Mary (Noyes) Hale, Jr. gravestones
Left
In Memory
of
Capt. JOSEPH HALE
who departed this life
March 9, 1776
in the 64th year of his age

The Righteous hath Hope In His Death.

__________
Right
In memory of
MARY HALE
Relict of
Capt. JOSEPH HALE
who died Sept. 19, 1794
in the 85th year
of her age 
Located  18-8 & 9  Capt. HALE Joseph, Jr. (d. 9 Mar 1776)
NOYES Mary (d. 19 Sep 1794)
 
Capt. Joseph Hale gravestone
Capt. Joseph Hale gravestone
Capt.
JOSEPH HALE
died
Jan. 24, 1755
Æt. 81.

This stone is put in the place of one
that was broken down by a violent
wind Sept. 24, 1815 by his Great-grand
children, Daniel & Joseph Hale 1818
Venerate your ancestors. 
Located  18-7  Capt. HALE Joseph (d. 24 Jan 1755)
 
Capt. Joseph Hale gravestone
Capt. Joseph Hale gravestone
In Memory
of
Capt. JOSEPH HALE
who departed this life
March 9, 1776
in the 64th year of his age

The Righteous hath Hope In His Death. 
Located  18-9  Capt. HALE Joseph, Jr. (d. 9 Mar 1776)
 
Daniel & Mary (Parish) Noyes children gravestone
Daniel & Mary (Parish) Noyes children gravestone
In memory of
three children of
DANIEL &
MARY D. NOYES
GEORGE PUTNAM
Died Aug. 27, 1834
Æt. 2 years & 11 mons.
MARY PARISH
Died April 4, 1884
Æt. 2 mons. & 2 days
AND A SON
Who lived but four
short hours.
Lambs of the fold, shall ye not rest
Safe on the gentle Shepard's breast. 
Located  6-15  NOYES (d. Yes, date unknown)
NOYES George E. Putnam (d. 27 Aug 1834)
NOYES Mary Parish (d. 31 Mar 1834)
 
Daniel Morison gravestone
Daniel Morison gravestone
HERE LIES
THE BODY
OF MR DANIEL
MORISON WHO
DIED ???????????
????? 1737
IN THE 72
YEAR OF HIS
AGE 
Located    MORRISON Daniel (d. Bef 10 May 1737)
 
Daniel Parker Noyes gravestone
Daniel Parker Noyes gravestone
In memory of
DANIEL PARKER NOYES
Minister of the Gospel
Born in Byfield June 4, 1820
Died in Byfield June 3, 1888
Aged 58 years.
_______

"For all thy Saints
Who from their labors rest
Who Thee by faith
Before the world confessed
Thy name O Jesus
Be forever blessed."
Alleluia. 
Located  2-3
Latitude: 42.7387546350112, Longitude: -70.93088865280151 
Rev. NOYES Daniel Parker (d. 3 Jun 1888)
 
David & Eunice (Searle) Nelson, Jr. gravestone
David & Eunice (Searle) Nelson, Jr. gravestone
DAVID NELSON
DIED
Dec. 19, 1847
Æt. 87.

A Revolutionary Soldier

EUNICE,
His wife
DIED
May 7, 1849
Æt. 84. 
Located  16-19  NELSON David, Jr. (d. 19 Dec 1847)
SEARLE Eunice (d. 7 May 1849)
 
David & Rachel (Spofford) Nelson, Sr. gravestone
David & Rachel (Spofford) Nelson, Sr. gravestone
DAVID NELSON
Died Sept. 8, 1807,
Aged 82.

RACHEL SPOFFORD
his wife
Died Nov. 9, 1813
Aged 78.
________

They lived the life and died the death of Christians
Long has the mortal slept beneath the soil,
And the immortal rose to dwell with God.
This humble stone although so long neglected
In memory of their worth now erected,
by their only surviing child,
Jacob Nelson of Winthrop, Me.
July 1855. 
Located  16-17  NELSON David, Sr. (d. 8 Sep 1807)
SPOFFORD Rachel (d. 9 Nov 1813)
 
Deac. Joseph & Margaret (Bailey) Poor gravestones
Deac. Joseph & Margaret (Bailey) Poor gravestones
Left:

Capt. Revolution

In Memory of
DEA. JOSEPH POOR,
who died
Feb. 28th 1795
in the 58th year
of his age.

The Righteous hath hope in his death.
Sleep lovely Saint, and take thy rest;
Thy work is done, thy bed is blesst.
For CHRIST will change thy mortal dew;
And raise the Saint to endless day.


Right:

Mrs.
MARGARET.
Relict of
Deacon Joseph Poor.
died Jan. 30, 1818
Æt. 80. 
Located  10-4 & 5  BAILEY Margaret (d. 30 Jan 1818)
Deac. POOR Joseph (d. 28 Feb 1795)
 
Deac. Samuel Moody gravestone
Deac. Samuel Moody gravestone
Dea. SAMUEL MOODY
died
May 25, 1767
in the 79th year

Mark the perfect man, and behold the
Upright for the end of man is peace. 
Located  18-4  Dr. & Deac. MOODY Samuel (d. 25 May 1767)
 
Deacon Daniel Hale & wives gravestones
Deacon Daniel Hale & wives gravestones
Left
RUTH SEARLE,
Wife of
Dea. Daniel Hale
DIED
May 16, 1866
Æt. 81 yrs. & 2 mos.

_________
Center
DEA.
DANIEL HALE
DIED
May 17, 1846,
Æt. 78.
Also his grandson,
EDWARD KIMBALL
son of A. K. & M. A.
HATHAWAY
Who was drowned in
Medford, July 9, 1844,
Æt. 6 years.

B. DAY, LOWELL

________________
Right
In Memory of
BETSEY HALE
Consort of
Mr. Daniel Hale
died July 17, 1805
[aged 29]

And their Son
Samuel Northend Hale
Aug. 7, 1805
[aged 9 mos.]  
Located  18-14, 13 & 12  CHUTE Elizabeth (d. 17 Jul 1805)
Deac. HALE Daniel (d. 17 May 1846)
HALE Samuel Northend (d. 7 Aug 1805)
HATHAWAY Edward Kimball (d. 9 Jul 1844)
SEARLE Ruth (d. 16 Aug 1866)
 
Deacon Daniel Hale gravestone
Deacon Daniel Hale gravestone
DEA.
DANIEL HALE
DIED
May 17, 1846,
Æt. 78.
Also his grandson,
EDWARD KIMBALL
son of A. K. & M. A.
HATHAWAY
Who was drowned in
Medford, July 9, 1844,
Æt. 6 years.

B. DAY, LOWELL 
Located  18-13  Deac. HALE Daniel (d. 17 May 1846)
HATHAWAY Edward Kimball (d. 9 Jul 1844)
 
Deacon James McEwen Root gravestone
Deacon James McEwen Root gravestone

DEA. JAMES McEWEN ROOT

Went hence in
perfect peace.

Aug. 8, 1886 Aged 44 yrs.

Well done, good and faithful servant.
Enter thou into the joys of thy Lord.

 
Located 
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Latitude: 42.7387546350112, Longitude: -70.93088865280151 
Deacon ROOT James McEwen (d. 8 Aug 1886)
 
Deacon Joseph & Mary (Northend) Hale gravestones
Deacon Joseph & Mary (Northend) Hale gravestones
Left
Deacon
JOSEPH HALE
died
Dec. 25, 1818
Æt. 77.

In faith he liv'd, in faith he dies
His death foresung that dust would rise,
When Christ by his almighty word
Call his dead saints, he'll meet his Lord.

________________

Right
MRS. MARY
Relict of
DEA. JOSEPH HALE
Obt. Oct. 8, 1830
Æt. 90. 
Located  18-10 & 11  Deac. HALE Joseph, Jr. (d. 25 Dec 1818)
NORTHEND Mary (d. 8 Oct 1830)
 
Deacon Joseph Hale
Deacon Joseph Hale
Deacon
JOSEPH HALE
died
Dec. 25, 1818
Æt. 77.

In faith he liv'd, in faith he dies
His death foresung that dust would rise,
When Christ by his almighty word
Call his dead saints, he'll meet his Lord. 
Located  18-11  Deac. HALE Joseph, Jr. (d. 25 Dec 1818)
 
Deacon Joseph Poor gravestone
Deacon Joseph Poor gravestone
Capt. Revolution

In Memory of
DEA. JOSEPH POOR,
who died
Feb. 28th 1795
in the 58th year
of his age.

The Righteous hath hope in his death.
Sleep lovely Saint, and take thy rest;
Thy work is done, thy bed is blesst.
For CHRIST will change thy mortal dew;
And raise the Saint to endless day. 
Located  10:5  Deac. POOR Joseph (d. 28 Feb 1795)
 
Dolly (Wood) Perley gravestone
Dolly (Wood) Perley gravestone
Mrs. Dolly Perley
wife of
Mr. Jacob Perley
died Jan. 25, 1825
Aged 72. 
Located  6-2  WOOD Dolly (d. 30 Jan 1825)
 
Dorkis Spafford gravestone
Dorkis Spafford gravestone
HERE LIS BURIED
THE BODY OF MRS.
DORKIS SPAFFARD
WIFE OF MR.
JOHN SPAFFARD
DIED MAY YE
??? IN THE
??? OF HER AGE. 
Located  24-5  HOPKINSON Dorcas (d. 2 May 1717)
 
Dorothy 'Dolly' (Hills) Pearson gravestone
Dorothy "Dolly" (Hills) Pearson gravestone
Dolly
Relict of
John Pearson
Died
July 8, 1853
Æt. 69 
Located  24-19  HILLS Dorothy (d. 8 Jul 1853)
 
Dorothy (Northend) Dummer gravestone
Dorothy (Northend) Dummer gravestone
In memory of
Dorothy, wife of
William Dummer
who died
Nov. 23, 1808
Æt. 73.

Stop here my friend and view
This narrow house which is my home
Untill the Judgement day shall come
Prepare to die and go to the eternal
world of joy. 
Located  23-6  NORTHEND Dorothy (d. 23 Nov 1808)
 
Dr. Martin Root monument
Dr. Martin Root monument
Obverse:

ROOT

MARTIN ROOT, M.D.
Born 1802 July 8.
Died 1880 Oct. 28.
Aged 78 yrs.
Filled with a childlike faith and
humility he served God and man
faithfully in his generation: and
he is not for God took him.
__________

JERUSHA
his wife
Born Aug. 17, 1803
Died July 1, 1890
Whosoever liveth and believeth
in Me shall never die. 
Located  3-7
Latitude: 42.7387546350112, Longitude: -70.93088865280151 
BARBOUR Jerusha (d. 1 Jul 1890)
Dr. ROOT Martin (d. 28 Oct 1880)
 
Dr. Martin Root monument
Dr. Martin Root monument
Right side:

LUCRETIA CARTER
wife of
JAMES M. ROOT
1842 - 1927

MARY A. SWENSON
Dau. of
JAMES & LUCRETIA ROOT
1873 - 1945 
Located  3-7  CARTER Lucretia Y. (d. 1927)
ROOT Mary A. (d. 1945)
 
Dr. Martin Root monument
Dr. Martin Root monument
Left side:

LAURA B.
wife of Wm. T. Colby
1886 - 1929

MARTIN R.
son of Wm. T. & Laura R. Colby

died July 26, 1876
aged 5 yrs.
Also
An infant died Sept. 22, 1876 
Located  3-7  COLBY (d. 22 Sep 1876)
COLBY Martin Root (d. 26 Jul 1876)
ROOT Laura Barbour (d. 1929)
 
Dudley & Anna (Clement) Lull gravestone
Dudley & Anna (Clement) Lull gravestone
Dudley Lull
died
May 5th 1832
aged 77.
His wife
Anna C. died
July 17, 1800
Aged 35 
Located  25-15  CLEMENT Anna (d. 17 Jul 1800)
LULL Dudley (d. 5 May 1832)
 
Dudley Lull and wives gravestones
Dudley Lull and wives gravestones
Left
Dudley Lull
died
May 5th 1832
aged 77.
His wife
Anna C. died
July 17, 1800
Aged 35

Right
Mary Lull
Relict of Dudly Lull
Died July 23, 1837
Æt. 73. 
Located  25-14 & 15  CLEMENT Anna (d. 17 Jul 1800)
LULL Dudley (d. 5 May 1832)
POOR Mary (d. 23 Jul 1837)
 

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