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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 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.

Currently working Walnut Grove, running at a rate of about 450 photos a week - "Mom" has done the hard work of filing memorials. At this rate we may be done by June. Corrections most welcome.


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
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)

In Progress
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Going back over with cemetery records in hand to see who I missed and what can be done.
??? 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?
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (not on FaG, 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.
St. Mary's Salem. A group of us have determined to tackle this in the summer of 2015. Stay tuned.

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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Old Man's draft for WWII?
Added by Mom on Jun 20, 2015 7:50 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
127928687 Arthur Aikens
G'day Jack: Greatly appreciate your efforts.. I too have done some cemetery searches in my area for others.. Discovering stones, deeply imbedded, or non existent is quite common. So generally, if indeed the information indicates they exist, I will endeavour to take a pic of the general location & forward that as a pic. Better that than nothing, imho. Like I said.. greatly appreciate your attempt at even trying! Gracias!
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Jun 15, 2015 6:44 AM
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
John Arsenault
RE: Fielding family
Thank you, Jack. Let me know how it works out.
Added by John Arsenault on May 26, 2015 5:34 PM
Photo request - Elizabeth Foskett
She in an unknown burial for now at 48977100. Could you please add your photo from her father, 129986351, to her memorial?

All possible SACs for her have been started.

Thank you!
Added by Mom on May 25, 2015 6:06 AM
Michael Denney
Jennie Demeritt Warren
Thanks so much for your attempts. I always wonder why stones are removed.
Added by Michael Denney on May 20, 2015 8:36 AM
Chuck Perry
RE: Perry Corrections
Jack, You can transfer them if you like, I care more about sharing the information.

Added by Chuck Perry on May 19, 2015 8:25 AM
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Catherine Livermore
Jack, Thank you for the updates; I'll check the stones and update my pics. It is pretty amazing that all of the 7 stones from the late 1700s-early 1800s are in good shape; good craftsmanship and/or good care, I guess! Have a great day! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 17, 2015 10:30 AM
Irene Dowling
RE: Whitcombs
I would really appreciate the transfer of any of them. Thank you so very much for all your help.
Added by Irene Dowling on May 06, 2015 12:04 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
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