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The first documented gravestone in Andover was placed at South Church in 1711.
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Samuel Fuller, Philips Academy class of 1891, donated $75,000 for construction of the Memorial Bell Tower.  Architect Guy Lowell designed it in 1919 based on the steeple of Boston's Old South Meeting House.  It stands 159 feet high, is dedicated to the memory of the eighty-seven Philips Alumni who had died in World War I, the Civil War, the Mexican War, and the Revolutionary War. The location was chosen because the field was used as a drilling field for Andover men preparing for the military. It was erected on the Andover Hill which had been used in the Revolutionary War as a drilling field for Andover men preparing for the military. The bells were first rung on Armistice Day, November 11, 1932. For several generations the bell was rung throughout the day, but the structure deteriorated and by 1987 was not used at all. In 2005 the bell tower was replaced.  
  
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=640791 Chapel Cemetery at Phillips Academy]
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[[Image:Bell_Tower.jpg|thumb|...''Renovation of the Memorial Tower at Phillips Academy, Past & Present''.... click to enlarge|left]]
**Originally the cemetery for the Andover Theological Seminary
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[[Image:Memorial_Tower.jpg|thumb|...''The Memorial Tower at Phillips Academy''.... click to enlarge|left]]
**First burial was in 1810.
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[[Image:Memorial_Tower_Narrative,_Part_1.jpg|thumb|...''Memorial Tower Narrative, Part 1''.... click to enlarge|left]]
**Those buried include: Harriet Beecher Stowe; John Dove; Alice Buck; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Warren Draper.
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[[Image:Memorial_Tower_Narrative,_Part_2.jpg|thumb|...''Memorial Tower Narrative, Part 2''.... click to enlarge|left]]
***See "A little cemetery - a lot of history," ''Andover Townsman'', December 5, 2013, p. 16.
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*[http://www.christchurchandover.org/ Christ Church Cemetery - Episcopal]
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**Located at 25 Central Street.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=andover%20century%20of%20change&tp=keyword&d=0&hc=3&rt=keyword Andover: A Century of Change] by Eleanor Motley Richardson, page 69, (974.45 Ric)
**Graves in this cemetery date back to 1840.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=266287&t=goldsmith%20bessie&tp=author&d=0&hc=2&rt=author ''The Townswoman's Andover''] by Bessie Goldsmith, page 8 (974.45 Gol)
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* ''Andover Townsman'', June 1, 1978 in an article on Phillips Academy.
  
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*"Return of the Ring: Phillips Rebuilding Bell Tower on 28," ''Andover Townsman'', April 7, 2005, p. 6, 7.
  
*Cornelius Gould Farm Cemetery
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*"Past & Present: Memorial Bell Tower at Phillips Academy", ''Andover Townsman'', August 11, 2005.
**Contains only three gravestones and a few unmarked graves: Cornelius Gould, Lydia Gould, and Emerson Gould.
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**When the boundary line between Andover and North Reading was established in 1904, a portion of the Gould Farm was in North Reading.  The cemetery is in this portion.
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""Campus Awaits Landmark's Completion, with Degrees of Interest", Andover Townsman, October 6, 2005, page 8
  
*Jenkins Family Cemetery
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*"For whom the bells toll?  Academy boys lost in World War I," ''Andover Townsman'', July 15, 2010.
**Located off Douglas Road near the Jenkins Farmhouse.
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**Graves in this cemetery date back to 1752.
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**Only 6 grave stones remain all direct descendants of Rev. John Woodbridge, the first minister of Andover.
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***The remains of the Jenkins family were removed and place in the William Jenkins Lot of the Spring Grove Cemetery.
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[[Image:Jenkins.jpg|thumb|...Woodbridge and Jenkins Family Cemetery.... click to enlarge|left]]
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--[[User:Leslie|Leslie]] 10:28, August 31, 2012 (EDT)
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=640791 Phillips Academy Chapel Cemetery]
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] ([[User talk:Eleanor|talk]]) 14:35, 30 October 2015 (EDT)
**Located on Chapel Avenue.
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**The burying ground of Andover Theological Seminary.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=91539&CScntry=4&CSst=21&CScnty=1177&CSsr=281& Sacred Heart Cemetery]
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**Located at 80 Corbett Road in the Shawsheen section of Andover.
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**A member of the Catholic Cemetery Association
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*[http://staugustineparish.org/church_home.html St. Augustine's Church Cemetery]
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**Located off Lupine Road; office at 43 Essex Street.
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**Graves in this cemetery date back to 1855.
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*[http://www.northparish.org/index.php North Parish Burial Ground in North Andover]
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**First burial ground established in Andover.  Andover split into the North Parish (North Andover) and South Parish (Andover) in 1855.
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**[http://hne-rs.s3.amazonaws.com/filestore/1/2/9/1/1_40bc7622deefd6a/12911_e6dfb13f33ac7fb.pdf"The Old Burial Ground on Academy Road, North Andover]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=91565 Saint Francis Seminary Cemetery]
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*[http://www.southchurch.com/cemetery/index.html South Church Cemetery]
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**Located at the corner of Central and School Streets (41 Central Street)
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**Oldest cemetery in Andover
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**First burial was Robert Russell in 1710.
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**See [[South Church (Parish)]]
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**[http://www.southchurch.com/cemetery/ List of people buried in South Church Cemetery]
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[[File:southchurchmap.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Map of South Parish Cemetery]]
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[[File:Memorial.jpg|200px|thumb|center|List of Memorials in South Parish Cemetery]]
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*[http://andoverma.gov/facilities/cemetery/ Spring Grove Cemetery]
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**Located on Abbot Street.
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**This is the Andover town cemetery.  At the annual town meeting on March 1, 1869, it was voted to purchase land for the cemetery.  Graves in this cemetery date back to 1871.  A history of the cemetery is contained in a pamphlet entited "Spring Grove Cemetery: Information and rules and regulations, June 30, 1941.
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**An online search by name is located on the town's website [http://andoverma.gov/facilities/cemetery/search.php Spring Grove Cemetery search] 
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*[http://www.jcam.org/Pages/Cemeteries_New/Cemetery_Pages_08/Lawrence_Mt_Vernon.html Temple Emanuel Cemetery]
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**Corbett and Mount Vernon Street
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*[http://www.westparishgardencemetery.org/ West Parish Cemetery]
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**Located at 129 Reservation Road.
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**Graves in this cemetery date back to 1692 & 1751.
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*Woodbridge Family Graveyard
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**Behind 89 Jenkins Road
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**Only 12 stones remain in this unused family graveyard.
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**Originally the Samuel Jenkins family was buried there.  They have all been reinterred at Spring Grove.
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**The town adopted the cemetery at the 2002 town meeting.
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**For list see Jenkins Family above
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*"Buried here (famous Andover residents)," ''Andover Townsman'', October 26, 1995, p. 1.
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*"Historic Undertaking: Repairing stones is grave matter," ''Andover Townsman'', February 21, 2002, p.1.
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*"Revolutionary War-era cemetery now town's," ''Andover Townsman'', April 25, 2002.
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*"Revolutionary War era cemetery is town's: Woodbridge Jenkins Cemetery," ''Andover Townsman'', May 2, 2002, p. 22.
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*[http://andover.mvlc.org/eg/opac/record/26062?query=farm%20and%20neighborhood%20cemeteries;qtype=keyword;fi%3Asearch_format=;locg=5 "Farm and Neighborhood Cemeteries of Andover and North Andover, Mass, Including Stone Inscriptions"] by Lenora White McQuesten.
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*"Finding roots in Andover," ''Eagle Tribune'', January 11, 2009, p. 9.
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*[http://andover.essexcountyma.net/cemeteryindex.html Andover Church and Cemetery Guide]
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*[http://andover.essexcountyma.net/cemeteryindex.html Andover Church and Cemetery Guide]
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=32772&t=guide%20to%20cemeteries%20in%20massachusetts&tp=keyword&l=5&d=1&hc=2&rt=keyword Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County Massachusetts] R929.5 Gui (The information for Andover is in the Andover File -- Cemeteries.)
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*[http://andoverhistorical.org/ The Andover Historical Society] has a list of cemetery inventories for Christ Church, St. Augustine's, Phillips Academy Chapel, Spring Grove, West Parish cemeteries.
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] ([[User talk:Eleanor|talk]]) 10:52, 18 March 2015 (EDT)
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Revision as of 14:35, 30 October 2015

Samuel Fuller, Philips Academy class of 1891, donated $75,000 for construction of the Memorial Bell Tower. Architect Guy Lowell designed it in 1919 based on the steeple of Boston's Old South Meeting House. It stands 159 feet high, is dedicated to the memory of the eighty-seven Philips Alumni who had died in World War I, the Civil War, the Mexican War, and the Revolutionary War. The location was chosen because the field was used as a drilling field for Andover men preparing for the military. It was erected on the Andover Hill which had been used in the Revolutionary War as a drilling field for Andover men preparing for the military. The bells were first rung on Armistice Day, November 11, 1932. For several generations the bell was rung throughout the day, but the structure deteriorated and by 1987 was not used at all. In 2005 the bell tower was replaced.


...Renovation of the Memorial Tower at Phillips Academy, Past & Present.... click to enlarge
...The Memorial Tower at Phillips Academy.... click to enlarge
...Memorial Tower Narrative, Part 1.... click to enlarge
...Memorial Tower Narrative, Part 2.... click to enlarge


See

  • "Return of the Ring: Phillips Rebuilding Bell Tower on 28," Andover Townsman, April 7, 2005, p. 6, 7.
  • "Past & Present: Memorial Bell Tower at Phillips Academy", Andover Townsman, August 11, 2005.

""Campus Awaits Landmark's Completion, with Degrees of Interest", Andover Townsman, October 6, 2005, page 8

  • "For whom the bells toll? Academy boys lost in World War I," Andover Townsman, July 15, 2010.


--Eleanor 12:24, April 18, 2006 (EDT)
--Kim 14:45, November 5, 2011 (EDT)
--Leslie 10:28, August 31, 2012 (EDT)

--Eleanor (talk) 14:35, 30 October 2015 (EDT)

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