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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Miles Ward and his wife Sarah Massey Ward -- Salem, Massachusetts (Tombstone Tuesday)

Miles Ward
"Ward, Miles Born March 11, 1672 Died August 30, 1764 age 92 years. The son of Joshua and Hannah (Flint) and husband of Sarah (Massey)." Lot E 148 
Sarah Massey Ward
"Ward, Sarah (Massey) Born July 25, 1669 Died November 20, 1725 age 58 years. The daughter of John and Sarah (Wells) and wife of Miles." Lot E 171.

My 6th great-grandparents were buried in The Burying Point Cemetery, also known as the Charter Street Cemetery in historic Salem, MA.
This Ground
The First Place set apart in
For the Burial of the Dead,
and since 1637, known as
The Burying Point,
contains the graves of
Governor Bradstreet,
Chief Justice Lynde, and
others whose virtues,
honors, courage, sagacity
have nobly illustrated
The History of Salem.
If you have ancestors buried in this cemetery, I'd like to recommend an excellent reference book, complete with all the names and a good amount of genealogical information about the individual. The quotes of my Miles and Sarah were taken from this book. In addition there is a map of the layout, including the Witchcraft Memorial. I've used the source below many times, because I have three other ancestors buried there (Stephen Daniels, Simon Bradstreet and John Proctor).

Charles Street Cemetery Burial Records
Salem, Massachusetts
Compiled by William C. Carlson
(Copy at NEHGS in Boston)

Graves of Greatest Historical Interest.
Names mentioned:
Nathaniel Silsbee
Mary Cory
Jonathan Ward
Mary Cromwell
Benjamin Lynde
John and Anstiss Crowninshield
Clifford Crowninshield
Bartholomew Gardner
William Browne
Hilliard Veren
Habakuk Boditch
Hathaniel Bowditch
Deliverance Parkman
Simon Bradstreet
William Hollingworth
Samuel McIntire
John Hathorne
John Higginson
Richard More
John Turner
Timothy Lindall
Robert Peele
George Heusler
John Swinerton
Nathaniel Mather
Richard Derby
Simon Forrester
William Orne
Dr. Grimshawe
The cemetery is not in the best condition.