Harmony Grove Cemetery
Harmony Grove Cemetery
is a rural cemetery
in Salem, Massachusetts
. It was established in 1840 and is located at 30 Grove Street. The cemetery is approximately 35 acres in size and was designed by Francis Peabody and Alexander Wadsworth
The cemetery includes the Gothic revival
Blake Memorial Chapel of 1905.
James Armstrong (1794-1868), American Commodore
Frank Weston Benson (1862–1951), American Impressionist artist
John Prentiss Benson (1865–1947), Maritime paintings artist
William Bentley (1759–1819), Unitarian minister and diarist
Captain John Bertram (1796–1882) Founder of Salem Hospital [https://web.archive.org/web/20130209143939/http://www.noblenet.org/salem/library/history.html]. When John Bertram died in March 1882, his widow donated their home, John Bertram Mansion, a High Style Italianate brick and brownstone mansion that was built at 370 Essex Street [https://web.archive.org/web/20130209143939/http://www.noblenet.org/salem/library/history.html] and this became the Salem Public Library. [https://web.archive.org/web/20140708040930/http://jbh.bertramhouse.org/about-us/history] In addition, [http://www.noblenet.org/salem/index.php/John_Bertram_House] John Bertram House is now a home for the elderly.
William Cogswell (1838–1895), US Civil War general
Jacob Crowninshield (1770–1808), Representative from Massachusetts
Luis F. Emilio (1844–1918), Member of Whipple's Jewels
Caroline Emmerton (1866–1942), Founder of the Settlement at the House of Seven Gables
William Crowninshield Endicott (1826–1900), US Secretary of War
General Gideon Foster (1749-1845), American Revolutionary
Julia Estelle Hamblet (1916-2017), Colonel, USMC (ret), longest serving Director Women's Marine Corps
Maxim Karolik (1898–1964), Art collector and donor
James Miller (1776–1851), War of 1812 general and first governor of Arkansas Territory
Edward Sylvester Morse (1838–1925), American naturalist
George Swinnerton Parker (1866–1952), Founder of Parker Brothers
George Peabody (1795–1869), American businessman/philanthropist
Dudley Leavitt Pickman (1779–1846), American businessman/philanthropist
William Frederick Poole (1821–1894), American bibliographer
Charles Lenox Remond (1810–1873), American orator and abolitionist (brother of Sarah, see below)
Leverett Saltonstall I (1783–1845), 1st Mayor of Salem, MA
Thomas Treadwell Stone (1801–1895), Transcendentalist, Abolitionist
There are several monuments in Harmony Grove.
Cannons given to the cemetery by the War Department in 1888. These were outmoded soon after the Civil War.
Monument for the family of Sarah Parker Remond (1826–1894), an American physician and abolitionist who was sister of Charles. Sarah was buried in Rome. Her father was John Remond.
Monument for Frederick Townsend Ward (1831–1862), an American mercenary, who was cremated and buried in China.
Monument for Stephen C. Phillips (1801–1857), Representative from Massachusetts
Old burial ground
An old burial ground, called Gardner Hill, was situated a little west of Harmony Grove. When the area of Boston Street and Grove was developed in the 1840s, one hundred fifty gravestones were moved from Gardner Hill to the cemetery. One of these was that of Thomas Gardner (1592–1674) who came to the area, from Cape Ann, with Roger Conant in 1626. The stones of Thomas' daughter, Seeth, and grandson, Abel, were also moved to Harmony Grove.
One of the stones moved from the old burial ground was for Robert Buffum who arrived in 1634, from Yoshire, England, and was buried in 1669. His is the oldest grave (stones - his remains are not there) in Harmony Grove.
Harmony Grove Cemetery (Salem, Mass.: Whipple and Smith, 1866)
Harmony Grove Cemetery (Salem, Mass) - brochure (2010)