Cemeteries

Mount Vernon Cemetery

I was able to visit Massachusetts this weekend and if any of you are family history buffs, you will know that rarely does a trip not include a stroll through a cemetery. New England¬†Cemeteries are gorgeous in the fall. Leaves cover the ground, trees light with color and old trees stand as they have for…

Old Burial Hill and Rev.Walton

Last fall, on my history tour, I went in search of Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, Massachusettes. Through my Grandfather, Alfred Balentine, I descend from Rev. Walton, the first minister here in Marblehead’s first church.¬† Although this is a line specific to my Grandfather, I feel it is also notable to my Grandmothers side as…

Marblehead

No, not a driveway, this is one of the roads that line the neighborhood of Marblehead village. I have never seen roads lined with stone walls. I was quite impressed. My search for Rev.Walton took me to Marblehead, Massachusettes. What a beautiful town!The streets are lines with gorgeous old homes that I have seemingly stood…