Harmony Grove Cemetery

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Harmony Grove Cemetery -- Salem (MA) October 2011 (6250411447).jpg
Union General William Cogswell Gravesite -- Harmony Grove Cemetery Salem (MA) October 2011 (6250913036).jpg

Harmony Grove Cemetery is a cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts. It was established in 1840 and is located at 30 Grove Street.[1]

The cemetery includes the Gothic revival Blake Memorial Chapel of 1905.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

Monuments[edit]

There are several monuments in Harmony Grove.

  • Cannons given to the cemetery by the War Department in 1888. These were outmoded soon after the Civil War.
  • Monument for the family of Sarah Parker Remond (1826–1894), an American physician and abolitionist who was sister of Charles. Sarah was buried in Rome. Her father was John Remond.
  • Monument for Frederick Townsend Ward (1831–1862), an American mercenary, who was cremated and buried in China.
  • Monument for Stephen C. Phillips (1801–1857), Representative from Massachusetts

Old burial ground[edit]

An old burial ground, called Gardner Hill, was situated a little west of Harmony Grove.[3] When the area of Boston Street and Grove was developed in the 1840s, one hundred fifty graves were moved from Gardner Hill to the cemetery. One of the graves was that of Thomas Gardner (1592–1674) who came to the area, from Cape Ann, with Roger Conant in 1626. Thomas' daughter, Seeth, and grandson, Abel, were also moved to Harmony Grove.

One of the stones moved from the old burial ground was for Robert Buffum who arrived in 1634, from Yorkshire, England, and was buried in 1669. His is the oldest grave in Harmony Grove.

Sources[edit]

  • Harmony Grove Cemetery (Salem, Mass.: Whipple and Smith, 1866)
  • Harmony Grove Cemetery (Salem, Mass) - brochure (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://salem.essexcountyma.net/HarmonyGroveCemetery.htm
  2. ^ Chapel for Harmony Cemetery, Boston Globe, Mar 2, 1903
  3. ^ Gardner, Frank A MD [1907] Thomas Gardner Planter and Some of his Descendants Essex Institute, Salem, MA (via Google Books)

Coordinates: 42°31′33.21″N 70°54′52.22″W / 42.5258917°N 70.9145056°W / 42.5258917; -70.9145056