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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hancock Cemetery

The Old Burial Ground

 
 
Hancock Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Hancock Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Set apart after 1640

Here lie buried

The early settlers of the town
the first minister
the first teacher

Rev. John Hancock
(1702 – 1744)
for whom this place is named
Father of the patriot

Henry Adams
(1583 – 1646)
and other
ancestors of John Adams

Josiah Quincy
(1744 – 1775)
the patriot
and other members
of the Quincy family

Leonard Hoar, MD
(Died 1675)
Third President of Harvard

69 Revolutionary War
soldiers are
interred here.

 
Erected 1908 by Quincy Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 15.047′ N, 71° 0.206′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Hancock Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located across the street from the United First Parish Church. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Men of Quincy, Mass. (a few steps from this marker); United First Parish Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Adams (within shouting distance
Graves of Joseph and Henry Adams image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Graves of Joseph and Henry Adams
Joseph Adams, Sr. (left), an original proprietor in the township of Braintree (inc. 1639), died Dec. 6, 1694. His father, Henry Adams, died in 1646.
of this marker); Abigail Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); John Adams (approx. mile away); Old House (approx. half a mile away); Adams National Historical Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sailors Home Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quincy.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Grave of Henry Adams image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Grave of Henry Adams
Here lyeth the body of
Henry Adams
founder of the
Braintree branch of
the Adams family
in America
buried in this cemetery
Oct. 8, 1646
Adams Family Graves image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Adams Family Graves
The grave on the right is for Joseph Adams, grandson of Henry Adams and son of Joseph Sr. (see photo 2) and grandfather of President John Adams.
 
 
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