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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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.
Xaverian Photos loaded.
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 95% 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 (46)[Leave Message]
RE: Katie McNally Headstone Inscription
I understand and can appreciate it.
Added by Ann on Oct 14, 2017 9:29 PM
Scrib & Barb Kelly
RE: Selfridge - Groton
Thank you so much for your extra effort in finding and photographing the Military Marker for Walter, and for informing us that there is no family marker for them. Thanks for being such a great Find A Grave Volunteer!
Added by Scrib & Barb Kelly on Oct 14, 2017 5:29 AM
Fred Woodward # 152273905
I received your message but I did not add Hajji Hanif Ben Abdul-Rahman formerly known as David Snow Lewis. He was attached to the father of Fred - Dr Fred Woodward "Woody" Lewis # 19425048 and it looks like a Denise added that Burial Record....please check with her.
Added by BWin on Oct 03, 2017 5:24 PM
Katie McNally Headstone Inscription
Hi Jack-
RE: Memorial No. 65358786. You took the photo and I was hoping you might be able to make out the inscription?
Added by Ann on Sep 28, 2017 7:57 PM
Paul Osgood
John W Osgood 1813-?
Hello Mr. Parker. My name is Paul Osgood and I have been tracing John W. Osgood for many years. Specifically I have been trying to find when and where he died.
You have posted a photo of a plot in Walnut Grove Cemetery. in Danvers where there are several members of my family buried. One of the people listed is John W. giving a date of 1854 as his death.
I have evidence that he was alive in 1860 (census). It is my belief that he purchased the grave site in 1858 upon the death of his young daughter, Rebecca, b 11 Oct. 1836, d. 31 Jan 1858. Rebecca had recently married a Benjamin Allen of Salem and she is interred under that name.
Also in that plot are my Great GF, John Henry Osgood and my Great Great Grandmother Rebecca Osgood (nee Fowles)
John W. does not appear in the 1865 Mass census. His wife is living with one of her children in S. Danvers (now Peabody). Her status is listed as "married".
Do you know where the date of death of 1854 came from? It seems to be adopted into a lot of family trees.
BTW are you a long time resident of Danvers? I graduated from Holten High in 1948. Lived in Middleton for many years.
Admire your efforts in photographing these cemeteries.
Added by Paul Osgood on Sep 19, 2017 7:42 AM
Sally - Midcoast Maine
RE: Parker Family at Evergreen
You're welcome - happy to help. If you tell me the name of County you think William should be I can search the Maine Old Cemetery records and see if I can find him.

Added by Sally - Midcoast Maine on Sep 14, 2017 6:22 PM
Judith (Racobs) Hutchison
Stephen Parker
Find A Grave Memorial# 112287309
This Stephen Parker died in Jan 1855 in Nodaway, MO. His mother was Abagail Bailey Parker and Father Stephen D Parker. His spouses were Martha (unknown) and Catherine Ashby. He was my 3rd great grandfather. Can you please tell me how you came to connect this Stephen Parker with the Spouse you have? Thank you.

Judith Racobs-Hutchison
Added by Judith (Racobs) Hutchison on Aug 27, 2017 7:46 AM
Catherine Lahousse
Capt John Sherwin #123126552
Sent you an "other edit" earlier. I'm questioning the records I got the info from today. His stone says Capt. Cemetery records have him listed as being Capt of Co D 9th Reg Inf Army to Mexico. He died in the Carlton & Co Papermill fire on June 16, 1837. Could this be possible? The fire did happen and I don't doubt that he died in it. Wondering about the military parts. When looking into it 9th Inf wasn't created until 1861? Not sure if there is another 9th Inf. Also would he have been sent to Mexico BEFORE the Mexican American War? Nathan King (same lot #117) was also listed on his stone as Co D 9th Reg Inf Army to Mexico. Wondering if there was a possible transcription error somewhere along the lines when the books were being re-recorded. The book I got the info from is still in use today and is being used to record current burials. Trying to figure out what he was the Capt. of. Possibly Fire Dept? Let me know what you think.
Added by Catherine Lahousse on Aug 24, 2017 5:24 PM
Scott Parker
The Parker DNA project
Hi Jack, I'm Scott Parker, my Great Great Grandfather was William Henry Parker 1830-1863 killed in civil war. I was hoping you could give me info on the DNA project, are you related to me?
Added by Scott Parker on Aug 18, 2017 5:21 PM
Hardy Gilman
Thank you so much for taking the time to look for his headstone. I'm sorry there is not one in this cemetery. I found info for this cemetery on ancestry.
Thanks Kim Hardy
Added by Kim on Aug 15, 2017 1:53 PM
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