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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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.
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)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (location private property - is 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)
St, Marys in Danvers, Sylvan St. (Completely photographed) ~1400 added.
Xavierian Photos loaded, in process of transcibing
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.
Riverview Groveland - Completed July 2016

In Progress
Groton Cemetery (the new one), about 40% done, but off my beaten track, so I don't go there casually.
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.

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)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardners' Hill (have not found)
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Messages left for Jack Parker (33)[Leave Message]
RE: Parkers? Bordeaux?

We have talked before, My husband is related to those Parker's, Stone's, Fuller's etc... If you see my flowers, you know that is me... LOL...

You have helped me before, it was early last year.

Thanks, Jack.

Added by Gloria on Feb 24, 2017 5:07 AM
Trish Lombard
David Gibbs Richardson
Ive transferred the memorial to you...Happy Hunting!

Maintained by: Jack Parker
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Mar 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25443264
Added by Trish Lombard on Jan 07, 2017 5:41 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 132444437 Elgie MaCkenzie
Thank you for checking on Elgie's tombstone. I double checked the cemetery, and information provided is correct. These are my Great Grandparents and it saddens me that they could be located in the paupers section with no markers. However, what I know about them is, they were not rich people by any means.
Added by Sassysuzy on Dec 18, 2016 2:19 PM
Another child of Joseph and Abigail Sawtelle Parker?
Hello Jack Parker. I am researching Tryphena Parker (1736-1756), who I believe was the daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Sawtelle) Parker. I have only one record (Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Groton Births, 1620-1988) pointing to the relationship, so I am not entirely sure that my assumption is correct. I will leave it to your discretion to add her to the list of children.

Tryphena Parker
b. 15 Apr 1736, Pepperell, Massachusetts
m. Isaac Woods, 24 Aug 1754, Pepperell, Massachusetts
d. 8 Sep 1756, Pepperell, Massachusetts

Ingrid Adam (descendant of Tryphena Parker)

Added by ingridadam on Dec 15, 2016 9:55 AM
D. Montgomery
hello thank you so much for getting in contact with me again. Sorry to have missed the news about the plaque dedication. I would have enjoyed knowing ahead but now I see photo of it and still I must congratulate your group for a job well done.
If you could send me a link to newsletter and family site I would be happy to join.
Appreciate your coontact.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Jul 25, 2016 4:37 PM
RE: Angelo Colucci
Angelo is a relative in the family tree in which research has turned up some interesting questions. I don't know of any connection between him and the Shirlee you mentioned in your email. Mary A. (Colucci) Cortese was his adopted daughter. Would appreciate any help you put forth in locating his grave/marker. Thanks!
Added by Christopher on Jul 24, 2016 6:33 PM
Hastings in Haverhill
Thank you for your message regarding Edna, John, and Robert Hastings not being buried at Riverview Cemetery, Groveland, Essex County, MA.

I checked Pentucket and there are no Hastings there.

All the best, Linda
Added by idahonetto on Jun 17, 2016 6:53 PM
Mrs. Anna Mason
Hi Jack,
Thanks for the great information on Anna Mason and her family. I added it to her biography. I tried to find her husband John but no luck yet. If you run across more info, let me know. Thanks again.
Added by Jim on Jun 02, 2016 5:44 PM
RE: Ancient Burying Ground - Bradford
Hi Jack,

You can find it here, be sure to scroll down the page or you'll miss it:

I also have a bunch of pictures I took of that cemetery but I didn't find anything different that that list :( Sorry.
Added by Amz on Feb 15, 2016 7:40 PM
Donald Soper

Thank you for attempting to locate Donald Soper at Walnut Grove cemetery.

Find A Grave has a listing of Veterans at Walnut Grove and Donald Soper is listed among them.
From their page:

Walnut Grove Cemetery
30 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA 01923

Birth: Oct 30 1943
Death: Nov 22 1998
Age: 55
Branch: US ARMY
Rank: PVT

Donald Soper PVT, Danvers, MA

Is there a separate section of the cemetery for Veterans? I will try to add this info to the photo request and keep it active as I believe Find A Grave to be accurate.

Thanks again,
Added by RCG on Sep 29, 2015 7:59 AM
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