● How many people are buried in Vine Lake Cemetery? It is an unknown number, for
a variety of reasons. Early burial records were not kept. The practice was on
occasion to bury people on top of each other; thus one site might have more than
one person there. Although helpful to a point, simply to list the names on each memorial
would not give the most accurate count. To complicate matters, the Town Hall burned
in 1923 and with it the available records of cemetery burials. Further, local records
were not kept as to burials made by out-of-town undertakers for non-Medfield residents.
● What is the oldest marked grave? That of Lydia (Albee) Lovell who died March 6,
1661 at age 19. [Section A-4, Grave 256]
● Is there one specific place in the Old Section where the Revolutionary War veterans
are buried? No, they are buried in single graves with headstones and footstones
in rows throughout the cemetery.
● How many Revolutionary War veterans are buried in the cemetery? Seventy-nine.
● Are burials still occurring in the Old Section? Yes, the last one was in 2010.
● Who is the oldest person to be buried in the Old Section? Margaret (Fairbanks)
Wight who died at age 103 on October 31, 1787, just a week before her 104th birthday.
[Section A-2, Grave 201]