Old Town Burying Ground Gets Restoration Work

Old Town Burying Ground RestorationThirty-nine damaged and fallen gravestones in Sandwich’s oldest burying ground are getting professional restoration this fall. Work was begun in late September and is likely to continue into November, 2012 in a contract initiated by Jennifer Madden of the Historical Commission, with assistance from former commission member Kaethe Maguire and the cooperation of the Cemetery Commission. Funding for the project is split between the Cemetery Commission and Community Preservation Committee.


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3 Responses to Old Town Burying Ground Gets Restoration Work

  1. Linda Lantis says:

    Is there any record of who is buried here? I am specifically looking for Thomas Dexter (died 1686 in Sandwich) and wife Elizabeth Vincent (died in 1714). They had the Dexter Mill and I believe this is where they were probably buried.

  2. Christa Bouchie says:

    I love seeing things like this happen for the residents who lived and died early on, leaving no one to care for their graves after they have gone. Some of my ancestors lived in Very Early Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. Many were born and died there. One of the first that I have found is William Swift who was born in Bocking, Essex, England in 1619 and died on December 26, 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable. His son William was born and died there also and so on down the line. Someday I hope to be able to head back that way and do more research in person ๐Ÿ™‚

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