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Verry Cemetery, Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA

The Verry Cemetery was discovered for us by jendove. Thank you very much, Jen.

Verry Cemetery, Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA

Verry Cemetery, Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA

Lincoln St.
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
These are a few photos of a recently uncovered cemetery covered over by briers and trees for who knows how many years. It was worked on by a group of neighbors, Boy Scouts and Park Rangers who brought the beautiful cemetery back to its original state. The "walk through" I went to was very informative. It told about the different types of stones as years went by. The oldest stones started in the back against the rock wall which would have surrounded the home. All the members buried there, 37 in all, were in one way or another connected. It was discussed how the stone were gotten to the cemetery from the quarry about 20 miles away. It was thought that it was sailed down the River, then taken by oxen or horse and buggy to a communal place.
The back stones were just slate rocks from the yard and dug into the ground. The speaker explained that a stone of that vintage may have taken over 6 months to chisel as it would have been done by family members children as young as 5 yrs would take turns. This was done in the early evening after a hard days work, by just the light of a candle.

There were 40 people of all ages attending this walk through, some were part of historical preservation societies, some were neighbors, some had interest in lost cemeteries, and some just stopped to see what was going on.

The Verry Cemetery

memory of
our children
Abel, Anna & Deele


Born November 27, 1844
Died August 23, 1849


Born August 16, 1846
Died September 3, 1849


Born September 14, 1848
Died August 29, 1849

Children of Davis S. and
Ch?oe H. Wilder
A grave stone on the Verry cemetery
The stone in white marble was refinished and remounted by a local partisan. It was especially meaningful as it is a stone containing the name of 3 children from the same family. The person who did the work explained how to clean different stone and where to get the solvents. He also spoke about "what not to do: to the stones such as rubbing, and offered alternative methods to read the engraving. He suggested using a mirror and a flashlight to read the stone.

Following people are also buried in this cemetery:

Allen, Betsey Mellen, nee Nelson
Allen, Caleb Verry
Allen, Nancy, nee Wheelock
Allen, Sarah, nee Verry
Crane, Sarah Beriah,nee Verry
George, Patience, nee Verry
George, Richard
Thayer, Marvelous Foster
Verry, Abigail
Verry, Abigail
Verry, Albert
Verry, Anna, nee Gaskill
Verry, Ellen M.
Verry, Eunice
Verry, Foster
Verry, Foster, Jr.
Verry, Hannah
Verry, Hannah, nee Thompson
Verry, Infant Son
Verry, James
Verry, Joseph
Verry, Marianna
Verry, Mary Ann
Verry, Nathan
Verry, Nathan
Verry, Nathan
Verry, Rachel, nee Holbrook
Verry, Ruth
Verry, Ruth, nee Foster
Verry, Sally Allen
Verry, Samuel
Verry, Samuel Philemon
Verry, Thomas
b. Jun. 18, 1792
b. Dec. 12, 1785
b. Nov. 19, 1781
b. Oct. 29, 1767
b. Aug. 6, 1831
b. Jun. 10, 1774
b. Oct. 13, 1768
b. Mar. 13, 1821
b. Jul. 4, 1796
b. Feb. 10, 1754
b. Jul. 15, 1812
b. Apr. 1, 1808
b. unknown
b. Dec. 23, 1734
b. Oct. 27, 1789
b. Oct. 3, 1821
b. Oct. 1, 1798
b. Feb. 10, 1771
b. 1844
b. Jul. 15, 1807
b. unknown
b. Mar. 29, 1839
b. Dec. 27, 1809
b. Feb. 25, 1769
b. Aug. 24, 1801
b. Feb. 16, 1726
b. Apr. 22, 1789
b. Oct. 28, 1755
b. Jun. 19, 1694
b. Aug. 4, 1791
b. Jun. 29, 1804
b. Oct. 13, 1835
b. Jun. 7, 1739
d. Sep. 12, 1862
d. Mar. 12, 1841
d. Aug. 30, 1817
d. Dec. 28, 1785
d. May 3, 1882
d. Jul. 10, 1818
d. Oct. 23, 1827
d. Dec. 18, 1836
d. Nov. 23, 1874
d. Jun. 28, 1757
d. Dec. 7, 1832
d. Oct. 31, 1895
d. Feb. 10, 1927
d. Jul. 6, 1757
d. Apr. 9, 1872
d. Jun. 30, 1836
d. Dec. 29, 1867
d. Oct. 6, 1834
d. Oct. 28, 1844
d. Feb. 13, 1909
d. Jan. 24, 1743
d. Dec. 21, 1927
d. Oct. 3, 1900
d. Jan. 31, 1837
d. Jun. 10, 1828
d. Oct. 1, 1800
d. Apr. 12, 1858
d. Jun. 10, 1757
d. Feb. 23, 1767
d. May 21, 1840
d. Dec. 7, 1878
d. Sep. 1, 1838
d. Jan. 6, 1759

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