First Burial Ground
William Witherell, who died in September 1691, is buried in the West end of the burial ground. When the land was passed to Nathaniel Witherell by his father,the deed stated that the pioneer William Witherell was buried in that place.
In an unmarked grave lies the body of Daniel Woodward, a Revolutionary War soldier.
Originally located in an open field,the burial ground was not fenced in until 1894 when the town appropriated money to enclose it with granite posts and iron pipes. Many of the graves are marked by ordinary field stones with no markings on them. Others are marked and dated from 1759 to 1822. All of the marked stones contain the names Weterell, Dean or Lincoln.
The site was situated on wet ground and was not used after 1822. Lloyd S. Lincoln and his wife Mary A. Lincoln transferred the burial ground to the Town on November 29, 1894
Erected 2007 by Norton Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 58.184′ N, 71° 7.579′ W. Marker is in Norton, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Bay Road just from Turkey Farm Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norton MA 02766, United States of America.
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Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.