Canton Massachusetts Historical Society
Burr Lane Indian Burial Site
History of Canton, D.T.V. Huntoon, 1893
Canton Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths
Edited by Frederic Endicott, 1896
C. 1732 - Land of Simon George - orchard on the corner of Ragged Row (Pleasant St) and Burr Lane.
Had been land devoted to John Wentworth and William Sherman. Also described as East of Sherman School on Ragged Row reached from Burr Lane not far from Simon Georges orchard.
Burials per Huntoon also located in Canton Records:
Nov. 1738-- Jonathan George
June 5, 1766-- Abigail George
June 23, 1769--Deborah George
October, 1788-- Jacob Wilbor
Buried by Abijah Upham, guardian of Indians Inherited all property of Simon George.
Dec. 4, 1785-- child of Jacob Wilbor
Jan. 8, 1786-- child of Jacob Wilbor
Oct. 2, 1788-- child of Jacob Wilbor
In 1969, 7 partial skeletons and 2 full skeletons were discovered at the site and removed.
Recently, in 1998, there have been 13 more graves identified at this site by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. One of which MAYBE that of Simon George's dog.
Plan Of The Burr Lane Indian Burial Ground
Research Is Ongoing At This Site
This Information Was Researched By:
James Roache, Pres. Canton Historical Society
This Page Last Updated
10/28/04 02:47:17 PM