About

Dorchester Graves is the fruit of a lifelong interest in cemeteries, graveyards, family plots, and church yards.

With an interest in genealogy learned from my grandmother and a lifelong interest in photographing these beautiful, serene places of rest and remembrance, sharing this passion was the next logical step. After researching the family tree and coming up with some missing branches in a family that never ventured outside of the county until the 1940’s I thought locating the missing members would be a simple task.

Simple until you find out that if the stones weren’t washed away by rising tides that they were moved, damaged, destroyed, overgrown, lost to marshland, or tilled under for agriculture. So this website will chronicle my attempts to plot these resting places on a map for posterity.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. I dont know if you came across my book while doing your research ‘Grave Memories’ but it might be helpful with some of the cemeteries. It was a passion of mine back in 2000 as I see it is of yours now

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  2. I don’t know if you have this or not. I have GPS coordinates for a Slacum family graveyards. These people are related to my mother-in-law, Beverly Sarah Slacum (b. 1923, daughter of Raymond J Slacum and Lottie M Lord) of Cambridge. The family graveyard is back in a field, about 400 feet from Andrews Rd, east of the intersection with Maple Dam Rd. in Dorchester County. The GPS coordinates are 38.354935 N Lat., 76.0974871 W Long (38.354935, -76.0974871)

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  3. Thank you for this blog! I have been researching the North line for about 3 years and cemeteries seem to be the key to the missing branches.

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