Leverett — Burial-Places
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
There are six cemeteries in the town, —public and private,— but of these only two —one at Leverett Centre and one at North Leverett— lay any claim to early origin. Even in these there are no headstones bearing dates contemporary, with the early settlement of the town. The pioneers of Leverett marked the resting-places of their dead with only cheap head-stones, or in many instances with none at all. The stones have either crumbled away or had their inscriptions effaced by the destroying hand of time. Among the oldest now to be observed. are the following:
Capt. Jonathan Field, 1781; Esther, his widow, 1795; Martin Willard, 1794; Moses Graves, Jr., 1794; Electa, daughter of Moses Field, 1781; Lucy, wife of Joseph Willard, 1705; Lucy, daughter of Rev. Henry Williams, 1792; Elihu Field, 1789; Rebecca Field, 1788; Electa, daughter of Josiah Cowles, 1783; Isaiah Adonis, 1808, aged eighty-four; Asa, son of Seth Woad, 1802; Christiana, wife of Josiah Cowles, 1803; Moses Graves, 1803; Rebecca, wife of Giles Hubbard 1810; Phineas Field, 1808; Daniel Abbott, 1809; Naomi, his wife, 1804; Mary, wife of Seth Field, 1803; Seth Field, 1813; Seth, son of Moses Field, 1793; Dolly, wife of Moses Field, Jr., 1816; Rev. Henry Williams, 1811; Deacon Jonathan Field, 1814; Jason, son of Gideon Hubbard, 1818; Josiah Cowles, 1822; Josiah Cowles; Jr., 1818; Deacon Hezekiah Howard, 1815; Elizabeth Howard 1802, aged sixty-three; Mary, widow of Hezekiah Howard, 1818; Capt. Solomon Dewey, 1813.
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