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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Robbins Library / Arlington Library, Arlington, Massachusetts -- History and Genealogy Section

Side view of the Library entrance.
The History and Genealogy collection was on the 4th floor. It is kept locked, so a librarian had to take me up there, I also needed permission from the director to take photos, only stipulation was that I don't take pictures of people.
The room is larger than shown in these few photos, but I wanted to show more of the old sections of the Library. You'll see why.




 
View of the library from the cemetery across the driveway. Notice the two British flags, in honor of two who died near that spot during the Revolutionary War.



American
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS
Known to be
Buried in This Cemetery


JOHN ADAMS
THOMAS HADLEY
JOSEPH ADAMS
ELIAS HAVEN
WILLIAM ADAMS
JOHN HILL
JOHN BACON
THOMAS HILL
JOSEPH BALCH
JOSEPH LOCKE
JOSEPH BELKNAP, JR.
AMOS MILLS
NATHANIEL CHADWICK
JONATHAN PARKER
NATHAN CHAMBERLIN
AMMI CUTTER
BENJAMIN PEIRCE
SOLOMON PEIRCE
AMMI CUTTER, JR.
JAMES PERRY
SAMUEL CUTTER
ABEDNECO RAMSDELL
WILLIAM CUTTER
JEDUTHAN WELLINGTON
WILLIAM DICKSON
SAMUEL WHITTEMORE
WILLIAM FLINT
JOHN WINSHIP
EPHRAIM FROST
JASON RUSSELL
SAMUEL FROST
JASON WINSHIP
STEPHEN FROST
JABEZ WYMAN


Erected by
Menotomy Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution
1941
Old front entrance on Massachusetts Ave. Garden to the right, see below.


A list of all the libraries, with genealogy departments, I've visited in New England and New York is below. All are linked to my posts.


MASSACHUSETTS









NEW HAMPSHIRE


MAINE

Maine Historical Society and Library, Portland, Maine



Jane (__) Jenison Brooks, Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

Below is my 7th great-grandmother's tombstone. She married first to Peter Jenison (see last week's post), and after his death, she married Joseph Brooks. She, her 2nd husband and child were buried together in this cemetery.

I was rather surprised to see a memorial Five British, shown below. Since the cemetery is in Lincoln, the town where Paul Revere was captured by the British soldiers (then released), I shouldn't have been surprised. I've seen markers for several British soldiers in Concord as well.
Here Lies Buried
The Body of
Mrs Jane Brooks
Consort of
Joseph Brooks
Who Decd Novr
The 16 A D
1753 in The 70
Year of Her Age.
Here Lyes Interred
The Body of Mr.
Joseph Brooks of Lincoln
Who Departed This Life
Sept 17 1759 in Ye
78 Years of His Age.
Here Lies Buried
Ye Body of
Joseph Brooks Junr
Only Son of Mr
Joseph and Mrs Jane
Brooks Who Decd
Septmbr Ye 7th
Anno Dom 1749
in ye 24th Year
of His Age.
Brooks plot above.
Five
British Soldiers Slain April 19, 1775
Were Buried Here.

Erected by the
Town of Lincoln
1884.
 Precinct
Burial Ground
____
"This acre given by
Ephraim Flint is Lincoln's
oldest cemetery, established
in 1748 by the second
Precinct of Concord as a
burial ground.
This preceeded the
incorporation of Lincoln
as a separate Town by
6 years."