WHERE IS GEORGE BURIED?
From Pickering Pitchforks and updated in 1999.
Written by Alice Pickering Palladini
There is a huge boulder, in the Old Cemetery in Mendon, Ma. (photo following) and many throughout the years have written George-1 is buried under this boulder.. The reasoning being that George's land abutted the Old Cemetery and it was the probable location to inter his remains.
In the George Aldrich Genealogy Vol. 1 , Mr. A.J. Aldrich writes "there is a plaque on this boulder". There never was a plaque there before 1998. Mr. A.J. Aldrich probably confused the Quaker Cemetery Plaque on George St. with the boulder at Old Cemetery, in Mendon. The Quaker Cemetery does have a plaque in memory of the Quaker preacher Moses Aldrich.
In 1998 the National Aldrich Association voted to put a plaque on this boulder in the Old Cemetery in Mendon, Ma. Shortly after, a bronze plaque was placed on the Boulder.
It Reads " In Memory of": NOT that George Aldrich is buried here.
"In Memory of "
George Aldrich -1683
One of Mendonís Founding Fathers
Donated by the National Aldrich Association:"
However, in Uxbridge, Ma., (once part of Mendon, ) on the corner of Glendale Rd. & Aldrich St. is an old Historic Cemetery, known as the Aldrich/Cook Cemetery. . At the entrance of this cemetery stands a Memorial stone & large plaque that was erected- by the descendants of the first George and Jacob-2, and this plaque reads George and his son Jacob are buried here. (photo & writing following)
The question is: did the family of George drive 10 miles in 1682/1683 to bury George in the month of March , in Uxbridge, ( Uxbridge at that time was still part of Mendon) or did they go less than a half mile and inter his remains in the Old Cemetery, that abutted his land????
I believe the Uxbridge Memorial plaque to be just that; a Memorial Plaque erected- by some of his descendants and his remains are probably near the now marked boulder in the Old Cemetery in Mendon..
"Where is George buried?"
I believe this question will never be answered.
Is George here???
BOULDER IN OLD CEMETERY , with the new Memorial Plague:
Or is this where he is buried??
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