The Ancient Burial Ground in Essex, Massachusetts. We were searching for Allens buried there, and then in the Spring Street Cemetery around the corner. The first Allens lived in Manchester-by-the-sea and removed to Essex sometime before the American Revolution.
The Allen Family Plot, but most were illegible, broken or fallen into the soil. We didn't disturb them, but it might be worthwhile coming back to dig in the ground a bit, or to clean off some moss and lichen.
Emily Perkins Allen (abt 1840- 1860), daughter of Gilman P. Allen (1809- 1892) and Elizabeth Collins (1891 - 1888). Gilman was another son of Joseph Allen and Judith Burnham. I'm descended of Joseph Allen, Jr. (1801-1894).
The Dexter Family Plot, including Judith and Charles Dexter from above.
Joseph Allen (1776-1861) My 4x great grandfather, son of Isaac Allen and Abigail Burnham.
Read about a grave snatching story at this same cemetery here, posted in April 2010.
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