The stones here are simply fascinating in their simplicity and history. There is much to see in this little burial ground. I have many future entries regarding what I saw in the cemeteries I visited. However, I will focus on just one for right now.
Here is the encased tombstone of John Hathorne, one of the judges of the witchcraft pre-trials/examinations and ancestor of Nathaniel Hawthorne. John Hathorne is Nathaniel's great-great grandfather. According to Our Silent Neighbors: A study of Gravestones in the Old Salem Area, Nathaniel felt that Justice Hathorne played such a horrid and evil part of the trails, so Nathaniel added the "W" to his last name. The stone is encased in granite. It reads, "Here lyes inter'd ye body of Colo. John Hathorne Esq. Aged 76 years who died May 10th 1717."