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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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Monday, September 15, 2014

Phillips Brooks Memorial, North Andover, Massachusetts


Phillips Brooks
Memorial in North Andover, Massachusetts

Phillips Brooks
1835 -- 1893
Great Preacher
Citizen Patriot

To Commemorate the Nobility of the Man
The Richness of his Intellectual Gifts
And the Complete Consecration of His Life
To the Cause of Jesus Christ
This Monument is Erected by Men and Women
of Many Creeds

The North Parish of North Andover Church
(and below)

From the Andover Memorial Hall Library site on Historic Homes, I share this information on Rev. Samuel Phillips. "Rev. Samuel Phillips came to Andover in 1710 as the pastor of South Church, an office he held for 62 years. His son, the Honorable Samuel Phillips, went into trade and built the Phillips Brooks House near North Andover Center in 1752. It stands across the street from the Parson Barnard House, built in 1715, and the Old Burying Ground, one of the few intact 18th century cemeteries in New England. Part of the Anne and Simon Bradstreet home that burned in 1666 was built into the back of the Phillips Manse. The Rev. Phillips Brooks, who wrote the lyrics to "O Little Town of Bethlehem."


Mr. Brooks was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. See HERE. I will visit the grave located on Mimosa Path, Lot 1288 on my next visit to the cemetery to take a photo.