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‘ [43] judge necessary for the enclosing, care, and improvement of the burial ground on Somerville Avenue,’ etc.; under this act the city fenced and now has charge of the Cemetery.

It was through the efforts and petition of this ‘Improvement Society’ that the granite tablets marking the many historic sites in Somerville were erected by the city. This Society, of which J. O. Hayden was President, may be said to have been the forerunner of the Somerville Historical Society.

Inscriptions in the Milk Row Cemetery copied by Miss Clariana Bailey in 1857:—

Tomb No. 1Samuel Tufts1805
Tomb No. 2Timothy Tufts1805
Tomb No. 3John Tapley
Jotham Johnson
Ambrose Cole
Reuben Hunt1817
Tomb No. 4John Ireland
Benjamin Hadley
Daniel Major1850
Tomb No. 5Samuel Cutter
Edward Cutter
Moses Whitney
Fitch Cutter
Ebenezer F. Cutter1852
Tomb No. 6John TuftsMay 1, 1852
Tomb No. 7The Heirs of Samuel
Frost's tombSept., 1832
Tomb No. 8John Tailor
Oliver Tailor
John B. Fisk1838

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