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My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Lexington, Massachusetts -- One monument with 77 Names

After living in this town for 8 years and attended grades 4th through 11th, I thought I knew quite a bit about what was there to see. That was, until I toured the newly renovated Buckman Tavern two days after it opened this spring. As I walked around the grounds, I noticed the back of a memorial, it was inscribed with names, and that was new to me, since I had always just looked at the front. (As a genealogist, it reminded me to always walk around four sides of a cemetery stone...you never know what could be written unless you look first.) I've incorporated photos taken just a year ago with some taken in early spring to show some popular sites on the green.




MEMORIAL

TO THE LEXINGTON MINUTE MEN WHO WERE
ON THE GREEN IN THE EARLY MORNING ENGAGEMENT
APRIL 19, 1775


John Parker
Joseph Simonds
Joel Viles
Ebenezer Parker
William Tidd
Daniel Harrington
Samuel Sanderson
William Diamond
Robert Munroe
William Munroe
John Munroe
Jonathan Harrington

Ebenezer Bowman
Jedediah Munroe
John Bridge Jr.
John Munroe Jr.
James Brown
Nathan Munroe
John Brown
William Munroe 3rd
Solomon Brown
Nathaniel Mulliken
John Chandler
Isaac Muzzy
John Chandler Jr.
John Muzzy
Joseph Comee
Jonas Parker
Robert Douglass
Jonas Parker Jr.
Isaac Durant
Nathaniel Parkhurst
Prince Estabrook
Solomon Pierce
Nathaniel Farmer
SGT. Francis Brown
Isaac Green
Joshua Reed
William Grimes
Joshua Reed Jr.
Caleb Harrington
Nathan Reed
John Harrington
John Robbins
Jonathan Harrington, Jr.
Phillip Russell
Moses Harrington 3rd
Benjamin Sampson
Moses Harrington Jr.
Joshua Simonds
Thaddeus Harrington
John Smith
Thomas Harrington
Phineas Smith
Isaac Hastings
Simeon Snow
Timothy Blodgett
Phineas Sterns
Samuel Hastings
Jonas Stone Jr.
Samuel Hadley
John Tidd
Thomas Hadley Jr.
Samuel Tidd
John Hosmer
Joseph Underwood
Micah Hagar
Benjamin Wellington
Amos Lock
Enoch Wellington
Benjamin Lock
John Winship
Reuben Lock
Thomas Winship
Ebenezer Lock
Sylvanus Wood
Abner Mead
James Wyman
Ebenezer Munroe Jr.
Nathaniel Wyman
Thaddeus Bowman Esq.