The cemetery is the final resting place of several historic personages, among them heroes and veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the U.S. Civil War. Walnut Grove enjoys the unique distinction of having a U.S. Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War.
Notable People Buried at Walnut Grove
Captain Samuel Page
b. August 1, 1753 d. Sept. 2, 1814
Captain Page of Danvers was commissioned on April 2, 1776 as an officer in the 8th Essex Co. regiment under the command of Col. Henry Herrick.
Memorable events in which he participated included Ticonderoga, Valley Forge and West Point. Samuel married Rebecca Putnam in 1778 and they had 10 children. Both Samuel and his wife are buried at Walnut Grove.
General Moses Porter
b. March 20, 1756 d. April 14, 1822
At the age of 19, Moses Porter was among the men of Danvers who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. His military career spanned more than a quarter of a century as he rose to the high rank of General. General Porter also served in the War of 1812.
Private Edwin A. Fuller
b. Nov. 12, 1821 d. April 22, 1879
Private Fuller served on the Union side in the U.S. Civil War until his discharge in 1864 due to severe wounds suffered at the Battle of Spotsylvania.
Chief Quartermaster Daniel Dickerson Stevens
b. Dec. 19, 1839 d. Nov. 7, 1916
Daniel Stevens joined the U.S. Navy as a quartermaster and served on the Union side during the Civil War. Aboard the U.S.S. Canonicus at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, Steven twice replaced the ship's flag as it was shot away under enemy bombardment. For his conduct, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
John Gardner Weeden
b. July 20, 1829 d. July 7, 1889
A shoemaker by trade, John Weeden served in the U.S. Army from 1861 to 1865 on the Union side in the Civil War. In 1854 he married Harriet Lee and together they had six children with whom they lived in Danvers. He is buried with his wife at Walnut Grove.