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Cemeteries of Mason, NH

First Grave
Located on the west side of Valley Road, about a mile from the Massachusetts state line. Marked by an engraved stone, this is the site of the daughter of Enosh Lawrence, buried 1750-1. The stone reads: "Lawrence - Burial place of the first white child in Mason."
First Burial Ground
Located on Scripts Lane, (a class 6 road) location of about 20 original burials, but due to hard rock the site it was abandoned. Some graves were moved to other plots. Two stones in the burial ground are Jonathan Jefts, d: 1766 aged 28 days and James Robins, died in 1773, aged 23 years. In the center of the burial ground is a monument erected in 1912 and dedicated to these hardy first settlers.

Pleasant View Cemetery
Located just south of the Congregational Church on the west side of Valley Road in the center of Mason. Voted by the Town committee in 1770 to have but one town cemetery. Enlarged in 1869-70 with a gift from the Rev. Ebenezer Hill estate, the cemetery was improved. Some of the families buried there include Lawrence, Swallow, Flagg, Hildreth, Boynton, Hill, Cathern, Wilson, and Chickering.
Below are photos of some of the stones in Pleasant View Cemetery [with notes in brackets]
Click on underlined names to see these folks in the biography section.
To see a larger view of the tombstone click on the photo.

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Josiah Flagg
died
Dec. 5, 1863
ae 78 yrs.

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Prospect Hill Cemetery
Located on Old Ashby Road just west of the Church and adjacent to Pleasant View Cemetery.
Established in 1888, it is a newer cemetery and is still in use.

Tarbell or Pole Hill Cemetery
Located on Brookline Road, this one acre plot was given by Capt. Thomas Tarbell in 1773, who is also buried there. Other families buried in this cemetery are: Russell, Hill, Blood, Barrett, Boynton, Elliott, Flagg, Scripture, Richardson, Withington. The cemetery was also called Pole Hill due to a fire on the hill which burned the trees leaving them looking like "poles."
Below are photos of some of the stones in Tarbell Cemetery [with notes in brackets]
Click on underlined names to see these folks in the biography section.
To see a larger view of the tombstone click on the photo.

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Daniel HILL
died
Nov 11, 1841
AE 78

[born: 2 Nov 1763
West Cambridge
died: 10 Nov 1844
Mason, NH
son of
Daniel Hill
and
Lydia Locke]

Revolutionary
War Soldier, served out of Cambridge, MA

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In Memory of
Mrs.
Elizabeth
wife of Mr. Daniel Hill
who died
July 12, 1827
AE 55 years

[born: 2 July 1769
Menotomy, MA
died: 12 July 1827
Mason, NH
only daughter of
Jason Russell
and
Elizabeth Locke
Elizabeth Locke was
the sister to Lydia Locke)

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In
memory of

Mr. Jason RUSSELL
who died
Sept 25, 1825
AE 83

A soldier of the American Revolution
He was with
Capt. Mann
at Bunker Hill

Click on Jason's name
to view more information
about him and his family.

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Remember Death
Erected
in memory of

Mrs. Elizabeth
RUSSELL
wife of
Mr. Jason Russell
who departed this life
May 24 1799
aged 44 years -?-days

Within this grave a lonesome cave
Lies a beloved friend
A parent dear, a wife most near
Till time shall have an end
We hope and trust she'll rise from dust To everlasting day
When Christ our head awakes the dead
And calls his saints away

 

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William B. FLAGG
died
May 1, 1836
ae 66 yrs

[born: 17 May 1770
New Ipswich, NH
lived in Mason
middle name: Bruce

son of
Elijah Flagg
and Abigail Bruce
married to Ruth Seaver]

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Old Pratt and Pratt Annex Cemetery
Pratt Cemetery is in two parts: Old Pratt Cemetery, located on Starch Mill Road and Pratt Annex, located over the hill from Old Pratt on Russell Road. Began as a family plot, it grew into a neighbourhood cemetery. In 1912 it was enlarged and in 1917 a one acre annex was added. Several Civil War and WWI soldiers lie here. Some families in this plot include Russell, Shedd, Elliott, Tarbell, Hodgman, Spaulding, Eaton, Brown and others. ...
To view Old Pratt Cemetery and Annex Records click here.
Below: photos of some of the stones in Pratt Cemetery [with notes in brackets]
Click on underlined names to see these folks in the biography section.
To see a large view of the tombstone click on the photo.
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Alvah B. Creighton
13 N.H. INF.

[(1847-1865),
died of measles in Boston
soon after joining
the Civil War army,
son of William Alexander Creighton & Sarah Ann (Barrett), of Mason ]
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Additional tombstone photos
These are various photos I took in some of the cemeteries, but unfortunately, I did not record in which cemetery the photos were taken.
They were probably taken in Tarbell Cemetery.
To see a large view of the tombstone click on the photo.
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Captan Jessie BARRETT
Ester BARRETT, wife of Jessie
Ruben BARRETT

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If you are planning a trip to Mason to check out these cemeteries, it is recommended that you stop by the Selectman's office to pick up a map of the roads of Mason. There are many roads and it can be confusing. Also remember to respect the fragility of these old stones. Take photos, not rubbings.

Go to the Mason Cemetery Inscriptions Page
to read a list of some of the inscriptions from the stones.
To view Old Pratt Cemetery and Annex Records click here.

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