A Promise: More Cemeteries Photos of the Trip

A big goal of this trip was to visit certain important cemeteries and if I had time other cemeteries along the way.   I wish I had the time to document them all…sigh!

I have uploaded photos that I have featured on this blog from cemeteries I have visited and the extra photos I had promised as well.  I uploaded them to Picasa Web Albums.  These photographs are not copyrighted but I am the creator and I appreciate the acknowledgement.  At my Picasa Web Albums you can get more detail, study the photos in relation to each other and get a good idea of what the cemetery looks like, how big it really is and some were huge.  Then if you want to review the visit to the cemetery you can go back to this blog and find the posts related to that particular cemetery.

As of now these are open to the public under my name, Bonnie Jean MacDonald and the cemetery name and city and location at Picasa Web Albums, try this link to my public gallery of web albums:


1.  Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, CT
2.  Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, MA
3.  Granby Cemetery, Granby, CT
4.  Norton’s Cemetery, East Otis (or Otis), MA
5.  Walnut Grove Cemetery, North Brookfield, MA
6.  Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA
7.  Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, MA
8.  Old South Cemetery, Bolton, MA
9.  Center Cemetery, Peru, MA (Berkshires)
10.  Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, MA
11.  Forestville Cemetery, (Use to be East Cemetery) Bristol., MA  CT
12.  Burnham Cemetery, Montague, MA
13.  Simsbury Cemetery, (Maybe Hopmeadow for the older one?), Simsbury, CT (2 cemeteries)
14.  Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, CT – I will also add later my photos from the first trip.

More are on the way!!

For ideas on how to find out who is buried there, I did give sources or references in my past posts.  Most were found on Find A Grave:  Simsbury’s old cemetery is under Hopmeadow.  Cemeteries in the Peru and Hinsdale area of the Berkshires are listed in a publication at the Peru Public Library under their Historical section.  It is a cute small red building next to the church with the two steeples.  It is also at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsifield.  See the links under Cemeteries to the right for more ideas.


Thursday, April 14, 2011: Bolton and the Rev. Thomas Goss

I had no time left and needed to get on the road.  So I headed east past the Old Common Burial Field on the Old Common Road and past the Eastwood Cemetery on Wilder Road.

So my next stop was the South Cemetery in Bolton where I had determined that the Rev. Thomas Goss’ Memorial by his friends was located.  I found the cemetery with a little bit of getting lost and just dumb luck.  It is on the S. Bolton Road off the Berlin Rd. 

I walked that whole older section with no luck.  Drove around the rest but I could not find the gravestone or the memorial plaque for the Rev. Thomas Goss?  If anyone knows where it is please let me know.  I really wanted to get a photo with me and this memorial. 

South Cemetery, Bolton, MA

The Rev. Thomas Goss was the pastor for the Bolton Church for 40 years when they kicked him out.  He had loyalist leanings.  One of his sons went north to get out of the area for awhile.  This man was a son of Capt. Philip and Judith. 

I did make it to Bolton and found the Bolton Library and tried to figure out where the Rev. Thomas Goss’ house use to be.  I was not having any luck.  Next time I will arrange with the Bolton Historical Society to visit and have them help me with these historical events. I really didn’t have the time this time.  I was told that they have a lot of information on the Goss family but they have not specified if it is about the Rev. Thomas Goss family only. 

Bolton Public Library

I stopped at the Apple Harvest in Bolton which is a nice place to stop for groceries and food to go.  They have other items as well like canned goods. I faced the car west and headed up 117 to Hwy I90.