Saturday, September 5, 2015

Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts

I’ve enjoyed many visits to Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts seeking the burial locations of my ancestors.  The trips always leaves me wishing I couldepitaphs_from_burial_hill spend more time there taking photos and obtaining the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of my ancestors graves.

When I return home from these visits, I always spend time looking through my trip notes comparing them to the information in books like Bradford Kingman’s “Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892:, or Benjamin Drew’s “Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts: its Monuments and Gravestones Numbered and Briefly Described, and the Inscriptions and Epitaphs Thereon Carefully Copied” and my favorite, the more recently published work by the Robinson family, Barbara, Howard and Cynthia titled “Burial Hill in the 1990’s, Plymouth, Massachusetts": a six –year mapping project with descriptions, conditions and some photographs.”

The Robinson family did it right.  They spent summer after summer in the cemetery documenting its burials and tombstones.

I own copies of all of the books about burials in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Sometimes I just need a quick reference lookup though and am too lazy to pull the books from the shelves of my library, so I launch Google Books and read Kingman’s tome online.

The book may be of equal use in your own laziness.   Thanks Google Books!!