Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday- The Allen Family Plot

The Allen Family Plot
Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, Massachusetts
The Allen Family Plot in Essex is distinguished by the huge letter "A" right near the front wall along Spring Street. The top of the large monument is marked with Masonic Symbols, with the mason's square mirroring the shape of the letter "A." My great grandfather Joseph Elmer Allen was a Mason, and died at the Massachusetts Masonic Home in Shrewsbury in 1932. The plot is full of his descendants (including his wife, Carrie Maude Batchelder, children Stanley Elmer (my grandfather), Franklin Sherman, and his brother Warren Sherman, and their wives) Nearby are his parents and ancestors, in other parts of this cemetery, and down the street in the Old Burial Ground behind the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Copyright 2009, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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