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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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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Marston of Salem, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

HERE LYETH BURIED
Ye BODY OF
JOHN MARSTON SENIOR
AGED 66 YEARS
DECD DECEMBER Ye
19 1681

Buried in the Charter Street Cemetery aka Burying Point Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts
He was my 9th great-grandfather.
His foot stone was discovered when I pulled back a lot of the vine growing on the fence.
Two photos of the head and foot stones.

Photos taken May 23, 2015.
The above diagram is from the book, Charter Street Cemetery Burial Records: Salem,Massachusetts by William Carlson, Compiler, (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 2009). I've used this book quite a few times, since I have five ancestors buried in this cemetery.

On pg. 38, you can see the entry for my ancestor, "Marston, John I. Born about 1615 Died December 19, 1681 age 66 years. The son of Thomas and Margaret (Salter) and the husband of Alice (Eden). D 163 (Note: D 163 is the section in the cemetery.)"