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, June 9, 2015

Eleazer Wheelock of Medfield, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

Eleazer Wheelock
Born: May 3, 1654, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA
Died:  Mar. 24, 1731, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA
Buried:  Vine Lake Cemetery
Eleazer was my 9th great-grandfather.
Much better photo on FindAGrave.
Cemetery stone for Eleazer Wheelock. Since I wasn't familiar with the cemetery and knew it was huge, I asked my friend, Sharon if she could help me. She lives in the town, so she enlisted the help of her friend, and he was kind enough to put a orange stick marker at the headstone for Eleazer. It is very hard to read, because the sun cast a shadow. Sharon gave us a tour and provided a lot of cemetery information, including showing us an impressive stone belonging to her ancestors.

Medfield Vine Lake Preservation Trust has an excellent monthly newsletter called, Quiet Voices. In the March 2016 issue, there was a write-up about Eleazer and the excellent photo above. They kindly provided the option to save the photo, which I did, and is seen here. Thank you to the Preservation Trust. Feel free to subscribe to this newsletter, with exceptional articles and photos.

Vine Lake Cemetery has a lovely lake.

Sharon Gillis and my husband.
Below is the tombstone of Sharon's Samuel Morse of Dedham and Medfield.

Google map, showing Vine Lake Cemetery on the upper right hand side.