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Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground is the city's third-oldest cemetery. It serves as the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence and the five victims of the Boston Massacre.
Notable burials are Samuel Adams (statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence), Crispus Attucks (African-American victim of the Boston Massacre), Peter Faneuil (benefactor of Faneuil Hall), Members of Benjamin Franklin's family (but not Franklin himself, who is buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Mother Goose (famous author of fairy tales and nursery rhymes) , John Hancock (statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence), James Otis (lawyer, Revolutionary War Patriot), Robert Treat Paine (signer of the Declaration of Independence), Paul Revere (silversmith, Revolutionary War Patriot), Increase Sumner (third Governor of Massachusetts), Benjamin Woodbridge (victim of the first duel fought in Boston), Samuel Sewall (Salem Witch trials judge), John Smibert (Scottish-American artist),...
Boston, United States
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