Ipswich Ma. Cemetery.
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Posted 05 July 2004 - 08:52 AM
Since you felt yourself be pushed, I wanted to suggest that you not visit there alone next time.
Will you be researching the history of the cemetery as well? And maybe some gravestone etchings during the day?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:56 PM
What a place. There is plenty of parking on the street in front. I have always been intrigued by the steep steps that go up and up and up and then end. At the top is the new cemetery with roads, and you can access that from Town Farm Road, about 1/2 mile away off of route 1A. I got a strange feel too in the front old section and I kept thinking to myself that I was glad it was daylight. I got the creeps thinking of being in there in the dark. I don't know how to explain it, but I was getting an eerie feeling in the front old section to the right, just before you get to that first set of steps. It was way over to the right near two big old trees and around 3 small crypt type structures imbedded in the banks of the hill. This is the most intriguing cemetery I have ever seen. My friend and I might try to go again closer to dark and with a camera this time.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:00 AM
I recently found myself drawn once again to one of the oldest burial grounds in the United States. I love this place! Here are just a couple of pictures that I took on my last visit.
It can be found on Main St. / Route 133 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. In 1634 the burial ground was established, the same year as the town of Ipswich and is the town's oldest cemetery. Burials soon took place after the founding of the town in 1634. Two of the first to be buried were the wife and child of John Winthrop, Jr., son of the governor of Massachusetts. Since the earliest grave markers were made of wood, none remain. The black marble Safford family stone memorializes descendants of Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoag Tribe and friend of the first Plymouth settlers.
The cemetery is well worth a long visit with camera in hand. There is a large variety of 17th century stones as well as 18th century. I found a clean, fully intact large bird skull there near the entrance to the cemetery. A couple of years ago I was in there on a stormy afternoon and there were literally hundreds of crows in the trees squaking - it was a bit eerie as their shadows flew over the stones, as they flew around in groups.
Sarah & Daughter, Sarah McKean (note the baby lying down under her arm) - 1776, Old Burying Ground, Ipswich Massachusetts. She and her child died during childbirth.
I'd really be interested in hearing any stories that anyone has on this place.
Edited by Roxie Z, 24 May 2008 - 07:04 AM.
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