Burial Records Homepage

The process of digitalizing the earlier burial records for Salisbury New Hampshire Cemeteries is complete.

Updating burials from 1933 forward is under way. If you have an interest please contact:

online@salisburyhistoricalsociety.org

Sources:

The Cemetery Book

“Gravestone Inscriptions From All Cemeteries Within the Township of Salisbury, New Hampshire 1784-1933” by Priscilla Hammond Concord, New Hampshire 1933.

These are visual records from tombstones up until 1933.

It is also possible and likely there are early burials in our graveyards with no markers. The Maloons are an example.

The Severens Cemetery however was not in the 1933 cemetery book. A visual read of tombstones was taken recently and that data is included.

Not included in the Cemetery Book of 1933 is the early graveyard on Searle’s Hill which has no remaining stones.

Also not included is the Quimby Graveyard in the Watson district of Salisbury. There were two graveyards on the side of Mt. Kearsarge for the settlement there. The Watson Graveyard is listed below though its stones have been destroyed or stolen. Fortunately the stones were in place at the time Priscilla Hammond recorded them in 1933.

Town Death Records:

Once each graveyard has its Hammond Listing then additional burials are added from Town Records to bring it up to date

Visuals:

Locating the actual tombstones or plots. Checking the data.


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Burials listed by Cemetery and data entry progress noted: 

Mary Baker Gravesite Hammond Records- dated 1933, visual.  Closed cemetery, completed

Baptist, Salisbury Heights  Hammond Records- dated 1933, visuals needed to complete

Bean-Smith’s Corner  updated  Closed cemetery, listed alphabetically, some burail sites unmarked?, completed

Calef Yard or Bog Rd  Hammond Records- dated 1933, Closed cemetery, updated data and visuals needed to complete

Fellows Graveyard  Hammond Records- dated 1933, updated data and visuals needed to complete

Maplewood  updated   Hammond Records- dated 1933, plus updates from Town Records, in progress 

Mills or Pingry       Updated to Dec 1, 2016,   *several stones needing to be found, nearly completed

Oak Hill or Shaw Hill   Hammond Records- dated 1933, Open cemetery, updated data and visuals needed to complete

Severens    Closed cemetery, completed 

South Road  Hammond Records- dated 1933, Closed cemetery, updated data and visuals needed to complete

Stevens or Sawyer   Closed cemetery  (only one name needs research: Hannah Chase)< nearly completed

Watson   Hammond Records- dated 1933, Closed cemetery, Watson nearly destroyed, Quimby unmarked, completed

Whitaker Graves  Hammond Records- dated 1933, visuals. Closed cemetery, completed.

Franklin was established from the easterly portion of Salisbury in 1828 therefore several early Salisbury residents are now technically buried within the borders of the City of Franklin.

Shaw Corner: 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSsr=1&GScid=2405651&

Webster Place:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nhcfrank/cemwebplace.htm



VETERANS  Buried in Salisbury NH,  Last update May 2015 (a work in progress)

The process of entering all of Salisbury’s Veterans buried here in our town into a digital database in is underway.

The Veterans List, by Cemetery, was compiled from several sources. The following will help to explain the abbreviations in the column heads on the database which show those sources.

1) G  column:  Any inscription on a tombstone designating rank or service or regiment is shown.  That name is automatically included on the Veterans List.

2) DAR column indicates names that appear on the DAR compilation by  Dr. Amsden and Grace P. Amsden in 1930. It is possible that it has been updated.

3) JD column refers to data  from the History of Salisbury, New Hampshire by John J. Dearborn 1890  In it he gives extensive data on men from our town who served in the various wars up until the book was written.  If matching is indicated in the database, it was done to match likely residents with the Dearborn data and is  indicated with the word “possible”.

4) C.C. indicates the Salisbury Cemetery Committee’s recent list of veterans in our graveyards. This list serves as a guide for American flag placement at gravesites.

Every effort was made to be accurate but it is a work in progress and dates for more current burials will be forthcoming.  Any data you may have on any veteran or a veteran’s name that should be on this list would be greatly appreciated.

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WAR CASUALTIES

Revolutionary War Casualties:

According to Dearborn’s History of Salisbury the following Salisbury sons died in or as a result of the Revolutionary War:

Ensign Andrew Pettingill    Served in the Concord and Boscawen company, injured in the Battle of Hubbardton August 16, 1777   died from injuries Dec 12th.

Ephraim Heath             Valley Forge camp 1778, from exposure and sickness

Reuben Greeley             Valley Forge camp 1778, from exposure and sickness

Philip Lufkin                 Valley Forge camp 1778, from exposure and sickness

William Bayley              Valley Forge camp 1778, from exposure and sickness

Civil War Casualties:

According to Dearborn’s History of Salisbury the following Salisbury sons died in the Civil War:

Mesach Blaisdell                  Civil War: Co. E 16th Regt, died at Mound City Illinois buried in Salisbury, Baptist Cemetery

Private William Bagley      Co. H,  8th Regt.killed at Port Hudson LA, June 14 1863

Private Andrew J. Colby    Co. H,  8th Regt. died of disease at Baton Rouge LA., June 27 1863

Jonathan J. Bagley,             Co. K,  4th Regt.  killed in action near Petersburg, VA., July 5, 1864

George E. Bean,                  Co. A,  10th Regt.  enlisted in Manchester, killed at Cold Harbor VA., June 3, 1864

Abraham S. Sanborn         Co. G,  10th Regt.  credited to Manchester, died of disease at St. Augustine Fla.,  Sept 3, 1862

Nathan S. Corser                 22nd Mass. Infantry, killed at Gaines Mill.

George (or Henry) Elkins   2nd Regt. died in hospital in Washington

WW2 Casualties

George Prince                 Co. F 507 Paratroopers 17th Airborne Army, b. Oct 8,1924     KIA  Feb 17, 1945

Mills Cemetery contains his commemorative stone or actual tombstone/burial site.

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Lost Soldiers, Not Buried in Salisbury

Some soldiers from Salisbury who served and died could not be brought home for burial.

So they are not forgotten by our town , it would be noble effort to compile a listing of those veterans of Salisbury buried in graves elsewhere including those MIA or lost POW’s.

It would be a large research project but please remember it is not necessary that it be complete to begin putting it up online. It can be a work in progress.

If you have any data please email:

online@salisburyhistoricalsociety.org

For starters the following Salisbury soldiers died in the Civil War and are not buried in Salisbury but likely near or on the field of battle or near a hospital.

According to Dearborn’s History of Salisbury :

Private William Bagley      Co. H,  8th Regt.killed at Port Hudson LA, June 14 1863

Private Andrew J. Colby,    Co. H,  8th Regt. died of disease at Baton Rouge LA., June 27 1863

Jonathan J. Bagley,       Co. K,  4th Regt.  killed in action near Petersburg, VA., July 5, 1864

George E. Bean,       Co. A,  10th Regt.  enlisted in Manchester, killed at Cold Harbor VA., June 3, 1864

Abraham S. Sanborn,       Co. G,  10th Regt.  credited to Manchester, died of disease at St. Augustine Fla.,  Sept 3, 1862

Nathan S. Corser,      22nd Mass. Infantry, killed at Gaines Mill.

George (or Henry) Elkins,  2nd Regt. died in hospital in Washington