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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1640.
 
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. Marker is located across the street from the United First Parish Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Graves of Joseph and Henry Adams image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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within walking distance of this marker. 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 of this marker); Abigail Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Burns (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hancock Birth Site (approx. Ό mile away); Adams Academy (approx. Ό mile away); William Reynolds Dimmock LL.D. (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Grave of Henry Adams image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 12, 2022