Saturday, April 19, 2014

A bit of Southside History: Old South Cemetery

It may be no surprise if you have passed Winthrop Street and missed the Old South Cemetery. St. Tarcissius Cemetery is the one everyone in Southside seems to know. But the Old South Cemetery is just across the street. It was established in 1824.  It's a hidden, scruffy gem of tombstones of people who lived as far back as the mid 1700s.  Some noted names are Haven, Bowditch, Eames, Pratt,  ..... The personal names seem familiar as they now are remembered in street names and places.
     I welcome any information you can provide regarding this cemetery and those who are interred here.
     Please email me at - George Lewis

Photos of the Saint Tarcissius Cemetery (across the street from the Old South Cemetery) can be viewed here.