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Boston’s Central Burying Ground was established in 1756, so it’s newer than the other Boston cemeteries I’ve blogged about (
King’s Chapel, Granary, and Copp’s Hill). Nevertheless, it still contains some pretty interesting names:
A: Aderline, Alford, Alona, Alpheus, Alsendorf, Annjulett, Antice, Anstice, Arodi, Artemis, Asadel
B: Barstow, Barzillia, Belcher, Benaset
C: Calista, Christeena, Clarena, Clarentine, Cumming
E: Ede, Elbridge, Elhanah, Eliakim, Emely
F: Fletcher, Freelove
G: Giles, Gilman, Gustavus
H: Hannahretta, Hawkes, Hepzibah, Hermione, Hezekiah, Hitty
I: Ichabod, Ignatius, Iphigenia
J: Jaazaniah, Jennet
L: Lendall, Llewlwyn, Loms, Lot, Lyman
M: Manasseh, Mansfred, Marayanna, Marston, Mayday, Mehitable, Micajah, Milla, Mindwell, Minerva
N: Nabby, Nahum
P: Pamelia, Percival, Phebee, Philander, Pliny
R: Rodolth, Rosalinda, Rosamund, Ruhamah
S: Sally, Salome, Seiba, Shubael, Shubel, Sibley, Silence, Silvanus, Sophronia, Sukey, Sylvanus
T: Tamer, Ternon, Theophilus, Tristam, Tryphena
W: Waverly, Wentworth, Worham, Winthrop
Z: Zabiah, Zebiah, Zeal, Zephaniah, Zilpah
Vivia would appeal to modern parents looking for an alternative to Olivia and/or Vivian.
Which of the above do you like best? How about least?
Gravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Central Burying Ground (1917) by Ogden Codman
Last month I posted about interesting names that can be found at Granary Burying Ground, Boston King’s Chapel Burying Ground, one of the two cemeteries on Boston’s Freedom Trail.
Today let’s check out interesting names that can be found at the
other cemetery on the Trail, Granary Burying Ground (est. 1660).
Here’s what I spotted (using a book of inscriptions):
A: Azor, Appoline, Adelbart, Adino, Adna, Affia, Albion, Alfrena, Alithere (female), Alletta, Angalesa, Anjennette, Areton, Aroline, Atsey, Avid
B: Barachiah, Bethulia, Buttolph
C: Cassander, Clarenia, Collford, Cornwall, Crispus ( Crispus Attucks), Cushing
D: Danforth, Dering, Duty (male)
E: Egatha, Electa, Eudoxa, Euphaime, Eustis
F: Fessenden, Fitzwilliam, Fear, Fidealia
G: Gad, Geradine, Grisell
J: Jacquith, Jenevie, Jennet, Jocastia
L: Laban, Lately, Lisley, Llewellyn, Lodusky (female), Loungo
M: Mahala, Malvina, Maranda, Melatiah (female), Metcalf, Moody
O: Olimpia, Olander, Onesiphorus, Orinda, Ozias
P: Patterick, Peace (male), Pearly, Peletiah, Pepperell, Peregrin, Person, Philobeth (male), Phineas, Pilgrim, Plummer, Prosillo (female)
R: Rasilla, Reconcile, Roxana (“from Roxbury”)
S: Samartha, Seath, Seferanna, Sophronia, Stoddard, Stanhope, Sylvender
T: Tamer, Theophilus, Thusia, Trueman
W: Waitstill, Welthea, Wilhelmina, Winthrop
Z: Zera, Ziba (male)
All of the above were listed just once. Notable names that appeared more than once in the book include Almira/Elmira, Bathsheba, Dewitt, Doritha, Elbridge, Epes (relatives of
Epes Sargent), Gamaliel, Gershom, Gillam, Increase, Jotham, Keziah, Louisiana, Mehitable/Mehetable, Nabby, Pamelia/Permelia, Persis, Rozamond/Rozamund, Silence, Sylvanus and Tamzen.
Gravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass. (1918) by Ogden Codman