Bartlett, Bailey b. January 29, 1750 d. September 9, 1830 US Congressman. From 1781 to 1784, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served in the State Senate in 1789. In 1797, he was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Theophilus Bradbury, and reelected to the Sixth Congress, serving until 1801. Not a candidate for renomination, he was appointed Sheriff of Essex County, Massachusetts and served until his death. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Bellairs, John Anthony b. January 17, 1938 d. March 8, 1991 Author. Heis best known as the author of 15 gothic mystery novels for young adults, comprising the "Lewis Barnavelt", "Anthony Monday", and "Johnny Dixon" series (which included 1973's "The House with a Clock in its Walls"). The book, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and "The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (1978), about a rumored fortune buried in the walls of a town library, were made into television movies for children. He also penned "St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies," "The Pedant and the...[Read More] (Bio by: W. Lornten) Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Boody, Robert Milton b. March 6, 1836 d. October 22, 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company B, 40th New York Infantry for action on May 5, 1862 at Williamsburg, Virginia and on May 2, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. His citation reads "This soldier at Williamsburg, Va., then a corporal, at great personal risk, voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield two wounded comrades. A year later, at...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Dubus II., Andre b. August 11, 1936 d. February 24, 1999 Author. Arguably a better writer than his now more famous son of the same name, he was a writer of short stories and essays. He was a 2-time Guggenheim Fellow and awarded a Macarthur Fellowship in 1988. Among his many works was the highly acclaimed Pulitzer Prize runner-up "Broken Vessels" (1992) and the National Book Critics Circle finalist "Dancing After Hours" (1997). His writing often drew on his experiences, in the blue collar town of Haverhill, including his confinement to a wheelchair...[Read More] (Bio by: Dave Goudsward) Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Duston, Hannah b. December 23, 1657 d. 1736 Folk Figure. Born Hannah Emerson, she married Thomas Duston and with him had ten children. Toward the end of King William's War, on March 15, 1697, less than a week after the birth of their ninth child, Martha, the family farmstead was raided by Abnaki who captured Hannah, her aunt, Mary Neff, and the infant girl while the rest of the family fled to the nearby garrison and safety. The Abnaki captors smashed the infant to death against a tree before marching the two women for fifteen days to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Pentucket Cemetery*, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
White, Leonard b. May 3, 1767 d. October 10, 1849 US Congressman. A graduate from Harvard University in 1787, he held many public offices and was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1809. He was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress, serving from 1811 to 1813. Returning home after his term, he served as Haverhill town clerk and as cashier of the Merrimack Bank of Haverhill from 1814 to 1836. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Pentucket Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA