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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo 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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 February. 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)
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)
(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)

In Progress
GR11 Walnut Grove - Starting with Section C - 64.8% photographed. I suspect we won't get past 70% for section C - lots of missing or buried headstones.
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. need to clean up 53 photos. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. I've noted many of them to re-take, I trust I don't miss any - let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken.
??? 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)
??? Porter Cemetery (not on FaG, off locust street, near Connors farm) - Although I have seen recent clues as to a cemetery near here - it still evades me, but then the location given for Potter's field was way off.
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)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Pope's Lane, Danvers Centre (have not found - it should be back by Hutchinson) - but then it's a Peabody cemetery - so it has to be down the road.
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Susan Kaufmann
RE: William Goodhue
You're very welcome!
Added by Susan Kaufmann on Oct 16, 2014 7:11 AM
Bill and Bunny
Jack, You found them! Thank you
Added by Bill and Bunny on Oct 15, 2014 8:14 AM
RE: Caleb Putnam
Hi Jack,

Did I ever respond to your note regarding Caleb's headstone? If not, please accept my apologies for not doing so. I appreciate your time and effort in trying to locate it. Family records that my grandmother had indicated that Caleb and Silence were buried in Wadsworth. It's quite possible that no headstone existed or it deteriorated after more than 250 years :-)
Added by Christina on Oct 11, 2014 11:48 AM
Barry Gates
Berry/Wright Walnut Grove Danvers
The photos I posted were about my 3rd or 4th try at taking a picture, for one that conveyed the utter blank-ness of the stone, also for handling the peculiarities of sun and shade, specifically right there, oddly, too.

Daniel Foster (1821-1892), over in Central Cemetery Beverly, is a stone from my own pedigree that was equally "daunting", especially when, equally, both that stones numerous inclusions, and its numerous omissions, are each considered.

I deleted the generic Berry memorial, and the generic Wright memorial too.

Continued regards... Barry
Added by Barry Gates on Oct 10, 2014 1:15 PM
Roland Henry Baker, III
Elizabeth "Betsy" Bartlett Pedrick Memorial# 130139093
RE: Elizabeth "Betsy" Bartlett Pedrick Memorial# 130139093. Thanks so much for your note this morning!!! I really appreciate you trying to find her marker!!! "Mom" reports several other Pedricks on that some plot:

Section C, Lot 74 includes:
1 Elizabeth (Bartlett) Pedrick
2 Mary A. Pedrick
3 Nicholas Bartlett Pedrick
4 Sarah Lydia Pedrick
5 Hannah Elizabeth Pedrick
6 Clara D. Hills

Are any of them visible? Should I put in a request for each of them? Or just leave the request open for Betsy as a reminder?

Best regards,

Roland Henry Baker, III
Added by Roland Henry Baker, III on Oct 08, 2014 9:48 AM
Jenny Willis
Nathaniel Putnam
I have never seen that stone before! Is it half buried? I have worked pretty hard on this family--my data is on the Thurber Willis 2012 tree on if you have access to that. According to my records, Nathaniel II's first wife was Polly Warner (intention dated 17 Nov 1795). Then he married Hannah Pindar 11 Apr 1799, and then Betsey Waters 27 Jul 1809. He moved to New York and is buried in Brooklyn. I wonder if all those names and dates were carved at the same time and when--they look very uniform. When I get home (am at work) I will look at it more closely. I think I requested a photo of Nathaniel I's stone and was told he had none, but am wondering if this has been unearthed recently or something? Thanks so much for taking the picture!

Jenny Willis

Added by Jenny Willis on Oct 06, 2014 9:04 AM
Norman Dodge
Find A Grave # 135516473
Thank You Jack for Josephine A. DodgePhoto
Added by Norman Dodge on Oct 04, 2014 2:35 PM
Re: Benjamin Wright
Thank you so much for the photos and letting me know about my typo Jack! I love the photos. Have a good day!
Added by SusanG on Oct 04, 2014 7:20 AM
Mary Porter x 2
Could you please move your photo from 130139192 to 130139193.

The first Mary should be at Section C, Lot 238, while the second is with her husband at Section C, Lot 50.
Added by Mom on Oct 03, 2014 9:06 PM
Beth Griffin
Walnut Grove
Jack thanks for taking a readable picture of Rhoda Briggs' headstone. I just returned from a quick trip to MA-NH and was unable to get a usable photo. I appreciate all the hard work you are doing for my family and everyone else too. I am jealous that you posted the first picture of Baby Henry Prentiss Sec B. Gram called those boys "the twins". I helped to dig up that stone on my visit 22 Sep 2014. We just missed each other. The office didn't realize the headstone was MISSING. Be looking for a new headstone to appear on that lot "sometime before it snows". I suppose that is a valid New England timeline; I am from the South.
Added by Beth Griffin on Oct 01, 2014 7:14 AM
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