The Stockbridge Cemetery is named for John Stockbridge a renowned member of the city of Scituate, Massachusetts. There are 49 graves in this cemetery with 27 of them being from the Stockbridge family. John, my 9x Great Grandfather, was the first person buried here in 1657. His 3rd and final wife Mary Broughton Stockbridge was buried next to him in 1685. In 1849 South Scituate changed its name to Newell. This town, no matter what the name, has always been a small one. As you can see in the photo of the cemetery the grounds are lined with a low stone wall and you are able to tell the size of it.
John was born in England in1608. He sailed to New England along with his first wife Ann and one-year-old son Charles on “The Blessing”, arriving in 1635. They settled in the town of Scituate and he is listed as being a Wheelwright. He had a very interesting life here that I plan on writing about at a later time.
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