Now, we are not jumping to any conclusions and intend to dig deeper. Here is an 1848 view of Peabody Square. We can use the church as a landmark from which to center discussions. Notice the choo-choo in the later painting Those tracks are still there. Railroads, usually, did not move their right-a-ways.
|Top image from South Danvers Wizard|
I'm amassing material to use, albeit this is a real brief start.
- Creation of Danvers R. B. Trask - where it all started as South Danvers split from here. He writes about Middle Precinct Church which is in the images.
- South Danvers Wizard - middle 1800s but might provide something such as the above image.
- Peabody Historical Society & Museum
- South Danvers Observer (Winter 1866) - has image of the South Church
There is a personal note in that one set of Ann's great-grandparents (one person from Ipswich and the other from Salem - meeting ground?) were married in South Danvers which became Peabody.
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.