Stetson

Stetson Cemetery (1776)

Stetson Cemetery, circa 1959. Image from History of the Town of Hanson.

Stetson Cemetery, circa 1959. Image from History of the Town of Hanson.

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Stetson Cemetery, 1929. Hanson Assessor’s Map, Plan 6.


Excerpt from History of the Town of Hanson The Stetson Cemetery near the railroad at the Walter Estes Bog is in poor condition. There are few slates in an upright condition and the entire area shows the result of reckless destructiveness. The oldest grave is:

Died         Age
Jacob Chapman died of small pox   1777
John Stetson                                    1776      45 years
Abel Stetson                                    1810      54 years
Joel White                                       1822      66 years
Margaret, wife of Joel                       1821   65 years
Samuel Howland                              1815

Sylvanus Everson                                       1872      86 years

Lydia, wife of Sylvanus                              1851      58 years
Lucy, wife of Israel Thrasher                        1856      31 years
Soviah White, widow of Bethuel White      1859      81 years

The Stetson family were Pembroke people.


Transcription from Charles’s Thatcher’s Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleboro, MA: Friends of the Middleboro Public Library: 1995):

“Records of Cemetery In Hanson, near Pembroke and Halifax lines, 1/2 mile from Monponsett Station down R.R. track in woods.”

CHIPMAN:

  • Jacob, died with Small Pox, Dec. 9, 1777, 45th yr.

EVERSON:

  • Lydia, wife of Sylvanus Everson, died May 20, 1851, aged 58 years
  • Sylvanus, died ___ 5 1872, aged 86 years

HOWLAND:

  • Lucinda, wife of Jonathan and dau. of Joel and Margaret White, Feb. 18, 1812, 28 yrs.
  • Samuel, died Apr. 8, 1845, 43 yrs.
  • Dulcina,  wife of Samuel, died Aug. 13, 1847, 50 yrs.

REED:

  • Zadok, died Jan. 17, 1822, 72 yrs., 4 mos., 5 days.
  • Luther, son of Zadok and Lucy, Aug. 19, 1795, 5 yrs., 4 mos., 18 days.

STETSON:

  • John, died Jan. 4, 1776, 45 yrs, 4 mos., 18 days.
  • Abel, died Jan. 12, 1776,  47 yrs., 3 mos., 21 days.
  • Lydia, widow of Abel, Nov. 16, 1810, 81st yr.
  • Abel, died May 10, 1810, 54 yrs.
  • Sarah, Consort of Abel, July _ 1851, 89 yrs., 8 mos., 8 days.
  • Abel, son of Abel and Sarah, Feb. 3rd, 1798, 1 yr., 3 days.
  • Miss Hannah, died Oct. 28, 1841, 78 yrs. [daughter of Abel and Lydia]

THRASHER:

  • Israel, born Sept. 8, 1785, died June 4, 1845, 58 yrs., 8 mos., 26 days.
  • Lucy B., dau. of I. and R. , born Feb. 4, 1819, died Sept. 15, 1822, aged 2 yrs., 7 mos., 11 days.

WHITE:

  • Joel, died Aug. 24, 1822, 66 yrs., 25 days.
  • Margaret, wife of Joel, Oct. 18, 1821, 65 yrs., 8 mos., 6 days.
  • John, died Mar. 28, 1848, 46 yrs., 10 mos., 28 days.