The Family History of Stephen Borden

Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset, MA.

What Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River is to Bordens, and Oak Street Cemetery in Grafton is to Wheelers, the Swansea Friends / Nathan Slade Cemetery in Somerset is to Chaces/Chases. Patty and I have a plot and marker here and plan to be buried here because I  grew up in Somerset and because my parents are here. My mother's siblings and her parents, Frederick and Nancy (Chace) Askew are here. Nancy was a Quaker as were her Chace ancestors. The Slade Cemetery is now a town plot but it was once part of the adjacent Friends church. My gr-grandmother, Annie Laurie Ould Chace is here. Annie's husband, Jerome Chace is in Mt Hope Cemetery in Swansea with his first wife. Jerome's  parents, my gr-gr grandparents, Enoch and Mary Chace are in Mt Hope cemetery also. But Jerome's, grandparents, my gr-gr-gr grandparents, Moses and Phoebe Chace are  here in the Slade Cemetery.

Patience Brayton  the anti slavery activist is buried here.

Somerset was established as a separate town when it split from part of Swansea. That is why the Swansea" Friends Meeting House here (in Somerset) is named so. As of 2007 there were only two remaining members of this church. Now, in 2012, they are gone and the building is owned by the town.

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