30 May 2010

John Higginson b.1675 d. April 26,1718

Here Lyes Interd the body of Mr John Higginson. He was a minister who came to Salem, known as Naumkeag at the time, approx 1629. According to local legend, he changed the name from Naumkeag or Salaam. It was eventually changed to Salem meaning "The City of Peace."

3 comments:

  1. I love the fact the Salem means "city of peace" when actually it was quite the opposite.

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  2. Terri, I thought the same thing.

    Jeane, thanks.

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