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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jennison of Watertown, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

The Old Burying Place, the small cemetery in the center of Watertown, Massachusetts was the first cemetery I visited in 2015. Samuel Jennison, my 7th great-grandfather is buried here. If you have old Watertown roots, your ancestors might be here as well. Jane Devlin typed a list of all Epitaphs Collected by William Thaddeus Harris, L. L. B. in 1869. You may see the names on her website HERE.


Here lyes Buried
Ye Body of Mr.
Samuel Jenison
Who Departed this
Life Decembr 2nd, 1730
Aged 57 Years.

Samuel Jenison / Jennison was my 7th great-grandfather


Rev. William Jennison (above) was the son of Samuel.

Here lyes Interrd ye Body
of ye Revd Mr. William Jennison; Formerly Pastor
of ye 2d Ch'h of Christ in Salem
(but late of Watertown) Who
Died April ye 1st 1750 in ye
45th Year of His Age.

Samuel and his son William were buried in the center of the small cemetery.