Saturday, June 17, 2017
After Memorial Day weekend, we spent a couple of days in Salem, Massachusetts. Our primary reason for stopping was some follow-up genealogical research for Barbara. While we were there, we camped at Winter Island City Park which is right on Salem Harbor.
A view of the Dragon Wagon in our campsite
The view out our front window
John Upton, Barbara's first ancestor in this country, is believed to have arrived in 1635 and settled near Salem. He became very prosperous and acquired quite a bit of farm land.
On this photo of a reproduction of an old map, I've marked where John Upton built a house on one of his pieces of land. Upton's Hill is named after him.
This house is believed to have replaced John Upton's original house sometime after 1676.
This old cemetery in the common of Lynnfield may be the location where John Upton was buried.