First, the dedication, transcribed:
In the book, Stephen had marked up several pages. Also, he had left pages with some notes. For one, he had a list identifying some of his 3rd and 4th great grandparents. Last year, we filled in Dr. Frank's tree using his own notes which agreed with those of this father. This information has been transferred to Dr. Frank's page on WikiTree.
Then, for the first time, I saw the plate that is between pages 13 and 14 in the book. This is the description of the image:
South Danvers (Now Peabody) Square in 1826
This reproduction of an old painting in the Town Hall, Peabody, shows the encampment of the Danvers Light Infantry, the Middle Precinct
Church (second or third structure), and the Andover road (now Central street) leading across Gardner's bridge over Gardner's brook.
Note, please, we see elevations. So, that will be important. In the following, the leftmost piece is a copy from one of the digitized versions. Then, I split out the image with two closeups. The lower left is the left side of original image and shows the church. This was the Middle Precinct Church that we need to look at further (later known as the South Congregational Church whose congregation is still around).
|Two image files with detail.|
Remarks: Modified: 05/07/2019
05/01/2019 -- Added link to the South Danvers Observer. Also, new post about this theme: Gardner's bridge.
05/07/2019 -- More on Gardner's bridge. We'll be updating the modern map's relationship with Perley's walkabout.