First Burial Ground

The First Burial Ground on Foster Hill

Unfortunately this site is not conspicuous or readily accessible from the road and is on Private Property. Please respect the rights of the owners.

There are no known markers at the First Burial Ground

The following died at Quaboag Plantation prior to August 1675:

James Younglove, brother to the minister, who died in 1667 Infant John Warner, 11 month old son of Samuel who died in July, 1671 Sarah Parsons and her infant daughter Hannah, wife and daughter of Thomas Parsons

Killed at the ambush known as Wheeler’s Surprise in New Braintree on August 2, 1675

The following men were troopers of Captain Wheeler’s Company

Zechariah Phillips of Boston Timothy Farlow of Billerica Edward Coleburn of Chelmsford Samuel Smedly of Concord Sydrach Hopgood of Sudbury

Brookfield Men Killed at the Wheeler’s Surprise Ambush

John Ayres William Prichard Richard Coy

Killed at Prichard’s Hill (now Foster Hill) during the Siege of Brookfield

James Hovey Samuel Prichard Henry Young