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Medfield, Massachusetts

What Everyone Should Know About...

The Family of Samuel Green by Marian Pierre-Louis


Find out more about this remarkable African American family of some means who resided in Medfield during the 1800s.

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From Our House to Vine Lake Cemetery:

Uncanny Connections

by Maria Baler


How a Medfield family came to know their home’s history, the Bent family who lived there, and their burial lot in the cemetery.


 



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The Sampson Stones

by Rob Gregg


Perhaps the cemetery’s most intriguing mystery about two perforated stones. What makes these stones so different?


 



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Missing Medfield Civil War Soldier Found

by George Gray


I became interested in Daniel McMahon, a Medfield soldier who was killed in a battle…


 




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Another Civil War Soldier:

Once Lost But Now Found

by Rob Gregg


From his death on 6 April 1865 at Poplar Grove Church, Virginia to the Spring of 2011, Gabriel Strang was a Civil War soldier…





 




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The Saga of Cesar Hunt alias Peter Warren

by Rob Gregg


An African American slave who bought his freedom, served in the Revolutionary War, and lived in Medfield. Who is this intriguing person?






 




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The Secret Behind Lot 227 Grave 2

by Rob Gregg


What will you discover when an obscure family is brought to light?






 




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Early Slave Owners and Vine Lake Cemetery

by Rob Gregg


In early Medfield, a society of slaves prevailed to an unknown extent. slaves prevailed to an unknown extent.  Buried at the cemetery are these town leaders who were slave holders.y Medfield, a society of slaves prevailed to an unknown extent.  Buried at the cemetery are these town leaders who were slave holders.