Sitting on the corner of Tremont and School Street in the heart of today’s downtown Boston is a spot of green. No, it isn’t Boston Common. In fact, it holds the heart of early Boston – its people. King’s Chapel Burial Ground was there long before the chapel whose name it now bears. In fact, the very first burial was the owner of the land and this spot was once his vegetable garden. Isaac Johnson came to the colonies as the largest shareholder of the Massachusetts Bay Company. He died the richest man in the colonies and also has the distinction of being the first occupant of what is today’s King’s Chapel Burial Ground. The year of his death was 1630, making this tiny plot of ground the oldest cemetery in Boston.
As with all burial grounds, without taking the time to learn about the lives of those commemorated by…
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