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Joel Guild Serves His Country Once Again

Joel Guild (1763-1842) Shays’ Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place primarily in western Massachusetts in 1787. Protesting the...

Emigration to Norwood and Beyond

Marshall E. Brooks (1847-1927) Charles Foster (d. 1938) Marshall E. Brooks was born on October 4, 1847 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He...

David Morse (1826-1859)

David Morse was born in 1826 in Walpole, the third child of David Morse (1787-1852) and Nancy Gay Morse (1787-1849). His father, David,...

The Women Who “Sewed Straw”

According to local newspaperman and historian Win Everett, this house at 47-49 Cottage Street was originally the home of South Dedham’s...

The Deans of Dean St.

Ebenezer Dean (1772-1851) Born in South Dedham in 1772, Ebenezer Dean was the son of Jonathan Dean and Elizabeth Balch Dean. Elizabeth...

David Wight 1810-1848

Recovered, Restored, Reset David Wight’s gravestone was discovered facedown in Old Parish Cemetery. The beautiful stone was carefully...

Patriot's Day, 1775

As most Americans know, early on the morning of April 19, 1775, British soldiers and armed colonists exchanged fire in the Massachusetts...

Rev. Thomas Balch (1711-1774)

Devoted Pastor and Colonial War Veteran Born on October 17, 1711, and baptized in Charlestown where his father, Benjamin, was a...

Eva Mabel Ellis Richard (1877-1960)

Last Known Burial in Old Parish Cemetery With the opening of Highland Cemetery, families began to purchase lots there. As the 20th...