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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I pay a lot of attention to the sun and try to avoid reflecting myself in any photo. That means that at times I take photos at odd angles. I will visit any given headstone a number of times trying to get the right light on it. Sometimes that doesn't work out and I file a crappy photo - when you see such a photo, please tell me to go take a better one.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.


I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Many thanks to Mom for managing all of the memorials.
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) This is a 17th century cemetery which is not mentioned in MVR. All of the markers are field stone markers without inscriptions. According to the town archivist the only known internment is Ann[a] Porter.

In Progress
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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Greg Volk
RE: Confused re James Parker 119423907
Done. Thanks.
Added by Greg Volk on Sep 02, 2015 4:14 AM
Greg Volk
Confused re James Parker 119423907
Hi Jack. You sent me the suggestion, "Why am I here? Sigh." What do you want me to do? Remove your name? Add something? Just let me know what you want, and I'll do it. Thanks.
Added by Greg Volk on Sep 01, 2015 4:53 PM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Paul Hughes
Yours is Paul J.-USMC
our is Paul A-US Army
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Aug 23, 2015 11:54 AM
Janis Paulding Swanson
Hi Jack! Thanks so much for you photos for Lewis Whiting and family, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. It is very much appreciated! Janis
Added by Janis Paulding Swanson on Aug 13, 2015 7:57 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
RE: Hattie Russell Putnam Farnsworth
Ok, have enough to do...take her off that short list. Thank you so much for looking...

Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jul 11, 2015 12:55 PM
RE: Goodwin Family
Thank you for your help Jack! I will keep these links in my email to follow up with what I have on the Goodwin Family so far.
Added by lmilner on Jun 08, 2015 11:53 AM
Ensign Walter Fairfield photo
I saw the W.F. grave marker photo you posted on Gina's findagrave memorial #73203889 for Ensign Walter Fairfield (1631-1723) taken at the Fairfield Burying Ground in Wenham. I would like to request you to consider removing the photo based on my belief that it is not for Walter Fairfield. During the course of researching my book, The Fairfields of Wenham, I photographed and catalogued the Fairfield Burying Ground in Wenham. What doesn't show in your photo, understandably, due to the snow is that the W.F. stone also says A[ge] 11m[onths] at the base. As I wrote in my book, that "matches only one Fairfield birth and death record that I know of, and that is for William, the third child of Josiah and Eunice Fairfield. William was born October 4, 1728, and died on September 24, 1729. In Walter Fairfield's probate record, we learn there was indeed a funeral and that "gravestones" were purchased for him. However, since the Fairfield Burying Ground wasn't built until 1787, it is by no means certain that was his burial location, especially since his wife, Sarah (Skipper) Fairfield, was buried at Wenham Cemetery, as verified by Wellington Pool, undertaker of Wenham, who transcribed her stone inscription prior to its disintegration. Thank you for your ongoing work and for considering this request. Connie Fairfield Ganz,
Added by CFG on Apr 23, 2015 9:45 AM
RE: Charles P Trask
Thanks for the lead. This one is probably not him. My ancestor was married to Susan Davis. and his date of death was 12 Jan 1896. He was a member of the 5th MA Vol Infantry Co C in the Civil War. Looking through my records, his middle initial may be H.
Added by bluelady on Feb 02, 2015 1:17 PM
D. Montgomery
Hello. Thank you for your suggestion about this memorial for Deac Samuel Parker's widow. You mention she perhaps remarried after his death. I have no family records on this. I would be happy to make needed corrections if you could send on docs or citations.
I was unaware of another memorial for same person. I will contact that contributor directly and try to sort that out. There can only be one memorial for one person of course.
As a direct descendant thru Saml Parker and Abigail Lakin Parker my interest is for complete and accurate info. So please forward on any further info. You are quite correct abt Groton burials that are documented but where headstones appear to be missing. I live a thousand miles away from Groton but have made the long trip to visit the cemetery several times. I appreciate your insight on this. Thanks again. Please keep in touch. D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Jan 04, 2015 5:32 PM
John Wright
Perley Breed
Jack, thank you and to David Russell, for linking me to the grave of Perley Breed, a very fine musician who worked in Britain in the late 1920s and whose great jazz clarinet playing is still enjoyed today by record collectors.
Added by John Wright on Dec 15, 2014 2:14 PM
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