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Take a tour of the markers found along the walking trail in Bostonís Granary Burying Ground.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
Marker at the Granary Burying Ground
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Granary Burying Ground ó 1660
Within this ground are buried John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Robert Treat Paine, signers of the Declaration of Independence; Governors Richard Bellingham, William Dummer, James Bowdoin, Increase Sumner, James Sullivan and Christopher Gore; Lieut. . . . — Map (db m18711) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Welcome to Granary Burying Ground
Welcome to Granary Burying Ground, one of the oldest historic sites in Boston! Famous, infamous, and unknown Bostonians are buried here. Men, women, children, Puritans, Anglicans, Catholics, English, French, Africans, patriots, Tories, printers, . . . — Map (db m144157) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party
From 1769-1776 Boston was the flashpoint for events leading up to the American Revolution. On February 22, 1770, a crowd gathered around the house and shop of a Tory sympathizer and customs agent, Ebenezer Richardson. When they started pelting the . . . — Map (db m18766) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Gravestone Carving
In early Boston when someone died, their family or friends indicated their burial site with a marker for remembrance. Often the deceased had already ordered their gravestone before their death. Gravestones were carved by masons, stonecutters, . . . — Map (db m18783) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Family Memorials
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1707, son of Josiah Franklin (1657-1745), tallow chandler, and his second wife, Abiah (Folger) (1667-1752). After his parentís deaths, Franklin created a modest memorial to them with an inscription . . . — Map (db m18780) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Seventeenth Century Burials
Around you are some of the earliest burials at Granary Burial Ground. “The Oldest Stone” dated 1667 marked the burial of John Wakefield (ca. 1615-1667). Apparently a frugal relative 36 years later had the back of the stone carved for . . . — Map (db m18807) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Colonial Craftsmen
Until a few decades before the American Revolution, Boston was the largest port in the British colonies. It thrived on maritime trade, shipbuilding, and the work of hundreds of craftspeople. While the tombs of the rich merchants and politicians ring . . . — Map (db m18795) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Huguenots, Women, and Tories
In the 17th century, religious persecution led to the immigration of large numbers of French Protestants (known as Huguenots) to Massachusetts. Gravestones of the Cazneau, Johonnat, Revere, and Sigourney families can be found throughout . . . — Map (db m18776) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Tragic Events
Three hundred years ago this location did not have ideal conditions for a graveyard. There were many underground springs which made it soggy and damp. Tomb owners routinely found their tombs filled with water, with caskets and bodies floating about. . . . — Map (db m18770) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — James Otis
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Samuel Adams
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Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Victims of the Boston Massacre
The remains of Samuel Gray Samuel Maverick James Caldwell Crispus Attucks and Patrick Carr Victims of the Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770, were here interred by order of the Town of Boston. ---------- Here also lies buried the body of Christopher . . . — Map (db m19282) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Paul Revere Buried in this Ground
This tablet as a memorial to Paul Revere is erected by the Paul Revere Memorial Association to commemorate the opening to the public on April 19, 1908 of his old house at No. 19 North Square in this city. May the youth of today when they visit this . . . — Map (db m18709) HM

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