Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Within Lie Buried

 
 
Within Lie Buried Marker (<i>left tablet</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
1. Within Lie Buried Marker (left tablet)
Inscription.
(left tablet)
Reverend …
John Lowell
Thomas Cary
John Murray
Charles Milton
Christopher Bridge Marsh

Ministers of this City
Judge Theophilus Bradbury
Nicholas Pike
Timothy Palmer
”Lord” Timothy Dexter

Five French refugees
from Guadaloupe
and
seven of the crew
of the
”Pocahontas”


(right tablet)
Col. Richard Kent
Capt. William Davenport
Nathaniel Knapp
Colonial Soldiers

Nathaniel Tracy
Jonathan Greenleaf
Benjamin Greenleaf
Dr. John Barnard Swett
Stephen Cross
Capt. Jacob Perkins
Charles Herbert
Eleazar Johnson
Caleb Haskell

and more than fifty
Soldiers and Sailors
of the
Revolution

 
Location. 42° 48.465′ N, 70° 52.541′ W. Marker is in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Greenleaf Street north of Pond Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker(s) are metal tablets mounted on the left and right Greenleaf Street entrance portals into the Old Hill Burying Grounds, now known as Old Hill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Greenleaf Street, Newburyport MA 01950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Within Lie Buried Marker (<i>right tablet</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
2. Within Lie Buried Marker (right tablet)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bartlet Mall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bombshell (about 500 feet away); Dalton House (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic 1893 Newburyport Train Station (approx. ¼ mile away); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. ¼ mile away); The Memory of the Officers and Men (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 1873 Train Wreck (approx. 0.4 miles away); Market Square Tea Burning (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburyport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Hill Burying Ground and the Tunnels.
It all begins with the Old Hill Burying Ground established in 1729, behind Frog Pond and the Newburyport Superior Courthouse. According to local legend, there is supposed to be "an intricate tunnel system" under the Old Hill Burying Ground that extends down past High Street into the center of town and the old wharf area. If newspaper accounts are to be believed, some old brick tunnels do exist under the town. They are generally referred to as "slave tunnels" from the Underground Railroad era. But other researches believe they are pre-Revolutionary War smuggling tunnels. (Submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. 18th century Newburyport headstone found in Pepperell.
For more than 245 years, Lydia Smith’s remains have rested in Old Hill Burying Ground. But for possibly decades, people visiting the cemetery near Bartlet Mall had no idea because part of her headstone was
Within Lie Buried Marker (<i>wide view; left & right tablets</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
3. Within Lie Buried Marker (wide view; left & right tablets)
leaning against a tree in the backyard of a Pepperell home. Now, thanks to the couple who found the headstone and made the 50-mile drive, it’s back in Newburyport and being restored by city Department of Public Services general foreman Alan Frost. On Nov. 30, the 272th anniversary of Smith’s death, the headstone will be erected above her grave. According to the headstone, which weighs an estimated 200 pounds, Smith, wife of Samuel Smith, died Nov. 30, 1745, at age 42. (Submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Hill Burying Ground Sign (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
4. Old Hill Burying Ground Sign (near marker)
Laid out by the Third Parish in Newbury in 1729.
Incorporated as part of Newburyport in 1764.
Old Hill Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
5. Old Hill Burying Ground
Old Hill Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2017
6. Old Hill Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement