11.  Cemeteries

Much of this information is from "Stonington Graveyards / A Guide" by the Stonington Historical Society.  I highly recommend that book if you are interested in visiting any of these locations.  (I give the latitude and longitude for each of them; these have hyperlinks to a KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file, usually ending in ".kmz" meaning that it is a compressed version, which will take you to an overhead view if you have an appropriate viewer installed, for example the free Google Earth.)

The tables listing the names of the people in each cemetery are from the Charles R. Hale Collection.  This background on the Hale Collection is largely from the Connecticut State Library.

The Hale Collection is the legacy of an extraordinarily dedicated and persistent individual. He began his unusual vocation in 1916, when he made a chart of veterans' graves in a Rocky Hill cemetery for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, of which he was a member. Soon he was to do the same in Wethersfield and Newington and decided to expand his efforts to include all of Hartford County.  At this point his work came to the attention of George S. Godard, State Librarian. Mr. Godard asked his aid in locating graves of Revolutionary veterans, as he had received many inquiries about them. With the outbreak of World War I, the Connecticut General Assembly appropriated funds to continue the project under the auspices of the State Library. But now Mr. Hale was to begin a project unique in the United States: the location and charting of all Connecticut veterans' graves from the original settling of the colony to the present. He also received the unique title of State Military Necrologist. In 1934 the project received federal relief funds to provide jobs for the unemployed. Later it became a W.P.A. project employing over 80 people.  

Vital information from headstone inscriptions in over 2,000 Connecticut cemeteries was recorded in this W.P.A. project directed by Charles R. Hale ca. 1932-5. These records are bound in volumes for each town and are indexed on slips in a single alphabetical file. Many cemeteries had been abandoned and long-forgotten when Mr. Hale began his research. For example, the town clerk in North Stonington knew of only nine cemeteries in the town; Mr. Hale found 95. He made house-to-house inquiries about old vaguely remembered plots, and then crawled through the woods to find them. He even located a cemetery under Route 9 in Middletown and several that had been flooded by reservoirs. In total 2,269 cemeteries came to light.

The Hale Collection includes the Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, the Hale Collection of Newspaper Marriage and Death Notices, ca. 1750-1865, a collection of Newspaper Abstract Volumes, and the Veterans' Deaths Index.

 

The locations of cemeteries in Quiambaug territory; detailed latitude and 
longitude are given below, with links to the appropriate KML (KMZ) file.

11.1  Thomas Miner Cemetery

The Cemetery is at latitude 4120'26.12"N, longitude 7156'21.69"W.

This is a burial ground on the south side of Route 1, adjacent to Quiambaug Cove, with roughly 100 or so graves.  Most of the gravestones are of the Miner family, including a memorial stone to Thomas Miner, who died in 1760.  Others buried here include Wilcoxes, Sheppards, and Cottrells.  The stone of Nancy Willcocks is said to have been made by Charles Dolph, a noted stonecutter; there are also two stones cut by John Stevens of Newport.

Two Indians, Cato and Plato, are buried here - they lived and worked on the Miner farm.

At the head of Quiambaug Cove was once another Minor graveyard, the Elnathan Miner yard.  When the Elnathan Miner farmhouse burned down before World War I, all eight of the graves were moved to the Miner cemetery, where they now lie in a row near the entrance.  One of them is a memorial stone to the three wives of Elnathan.

The Hale Collection does not list Cato or Plato, which is surprising.

The Town of Stonington did receive a grant from the estate of Pauline Miner Anderson of $5,000 for the perpetual upkeep of this cemetery.

Thomas Miner Cemetery #17

Miner, Jesse, died May 2, 1833, age 56
Hedden, Sally Hillard, wife of Bartholmew, and widow of Jesse Miner, died Mar. 2, 1865, age 81
Miner, Hannah E., daughter of Jesse & Sally, died Mar. 27, 1864, age 44
Miner, James, son of Jesse & Sally, died Nov. 1, 1818, age 6
Miner, Charlotte, daughter of Jesse & Sally, died June 15, 1828, age 5 mos.
Alexander, Bethia A., died Sept. 1, 1884, age 69 yrs. ll da.
Haskell, George W., born 1894, died 1915
Miner, Lt. Elnathan, died Oct. 11, 1756, age 85
Miner, Rebecca Baldwin, wife of Lt. Elnathan, born 1673, died 1700 (hard to make out that date - Ed.)
Miner, Mrs. Prudence Richardson, widow of John Hallam, and wife of Lt. Elnathan, died 1716.
Miner, Tamzen Wilcox, wife of Lt. Elnathan
Miner, Elnathan, son of Lt. Elnathan & Rebecca, died July 22, 175? age ?? (can't make out dates - Ed.)
Miner, David, died Feb. 22, 1807, age 80
Miner, Bethiah, relict of David, died Jan. 5, 1814, age 82
Miner, Miss Hannah, died May 13, 1833, age 60
Miner, Anna, died Dec. 4, 1837, age 76
Miner, Bethia, died Nov. 15, 1837, age 83
Hall, Eliza, daughter of Simeon & Mary, died May 25, 1846, age 38
Austin, Sally, born 1810, died 1890
Hoxie, John W., Co. H. 4th R.I., died Mar. 29, 1895
Hoxie, Mary M., wife of John W., died Dec. 12, 1913
Hoxie, Annie R., daughter of John W. & Mary M., born Sept. 28, 1868, died July 15, 1912
Hoxie, Willie, son of John W. & Mary M., died Mar. 17, 1882, age 3 yrs. 2 mos. 6 da.
Latham, Ira C., CO. K. 10th CT, died Dec. 7, 1912, age 64
Latham, Mary L. Griswold, wife of Ira C., died Mar. 31, 1921, age 68
Miner, Mary Allyn, wife of Cornelius, born Sept. 10, 1862, died Jan. 2, 1908
Miner, Ephraim, died Mar. 7, 1859, age 71
Miner, Clarissa, widow of Ephraim, died Aug. 21, 1869, age 75
Miner, Enoch, son of William & Abigail, died June 9, 1803, age 18 (not sure of age number - Ed.)
West, Hannah W., daughter of Stiles & ELiza A., died Nov. 1, 1843, age 3 yrs. 7 mos.
Sheldon, Philo, born Jan. 20, 1848, died Apr. 17, 1909
Sheldon, Agnes E. Chapman, wife of Philo, born Nov. 6, 1879, died Dec. 19, 1902
Yerrington, Elisha, age 69
Yerrington, Almira Justin, wife of Elisha, age 72
Chapman, Oscar F., born Aug. 3, 1889, died July 14, 1924
Wilcox, Phineas, son of Samuel & Ann, died July 25, 1847, age 20
Wilcox, Samuel, died Dec. 29, 1834, age 44
Wilcox, Ann, wife of Samuel, died Dec. 10, 1834 age 35
Palmer, Rosewell B., son of Roswell B. & Mary A., died Sept 30, 1849, age 9 da.
Miner, Mary, wife of Amos, died Dec. 22, 1812, age 28
Merrit, Lucretia, wife of Archibald, died May 17, 1800, age 26
Miner, Thomas, son of Thomas & Lucretia, died Apr. 18, 1796, age 19
Miner, Prudence, daughter of Thomas & Sarah, born Apr. 24, 1758, died Dec. 21, 1800, age 42
Miner, Manasseh, died Aug. 25, 1837, age 82
Miner, Hannah, wife of Manasseh, died Sept. 4, 1801, age 45
Miner, Hannah, wife of Asa, daughter of Ebenezer & Mary Harrington died Sept. 10, 1825, age 44
Miner, Asa, son of Asa & Hannah, died Aug. 1, 1856, age 44
Harrington, Ebenezer, son of Job, died 1796, age 75
Harrington, Mary, widow of Ebenezer, and daughter of Benjamin Mory, died 1842, age 82
Miner, Asa, died May 16, 1856, age 77
Miner, Nancy, widow of Asa, died Mar. 2, 1858, age 65
Chesebrough, Prudence, wife of Gilbert, died Aug. 10, 1825, age 22
Miner, Austin, son of Asa & Nancy, died Jan. 19, 1835, age 9mos. 18 da.
Miner, Capt. Thomas, born Sept. 26, 1806, died May 26, 1882
Miner, Mary E., wife of Capt. Thomas, died Aug. 9, 1884
Miner, Hannah H., daughter of Thomas & Mary E., died Mar. 25, 1854 age 1 yr. 7 mos. 12 da.
Miner, Asa A., son of THomas & Malvena Williams, born Oct. 5, 1872, died Apr. 15, 1874
Miner, Hannah, daughter of Thomas & Mary Green, born 1861, died 1925
Miner, Sarah W., twin sister of Hannah, age 1 da.
Stanton, Henrietta Miner, born 1856
Wilcox, infant daughter of Elias & Hannah L., died June 1, 1860, age 8 da.
Wilcox, Hannah A., daughter of Elias & Hannah L., died Oct. 9, 1857 age 2 yrs 6 mos. 7 da.
Miner, Prudence, wife of Thomas, died Nov. 20, 1823, age 81
Miner, Lucretia, wife of Thomas, died Jan. 6, 1781, age 43
Miner, Thomas, son of Thomas & Sarah, died June 3, 1839, age 90
Miner, Hannah, wife of Thomas, died Dec. 9, 1761, age 76
Miner, Lydia, daughter of Thomas, died June 26, 1788, age 61
Miner, Thomas, died Nov. 22, 1760, age 53
Fellows, widow Sarah, her first husband was Thomas Miner, died May 17, 1803, age 84
Miner, so of William & Abigail, died July 20, 1779, age 1 da.
Miner, Lydia, daughter of Manasseh & Hannah, born June 15, 1792, died Dec. 24, 1793
Merrit, Lucretia, daughter of Archibald & Lucretia, died June 15, 1797, age 1 yr. 17 da.
Burdick, Abraham, died Aug. 11, 1843, age 48
Mother (Wilcox)
Wilcox, Edward E., son of Leonard & Martha N., born 1857, died 1916
Wilcox, Leonard, Co. E. 21st CT, died Dec. 16, 1862, age 35
Willcox, Martha N., wife of Leonard, died Jan. 16, 1859, age 19 yrs. 10 mos. 16 da.
Miner, Henry, died Feb. 2, 1828, age 17
Miner, Manassah, son of Manassah & Phebe, died Apr. 14, 1814, age 11 mos.
Miner, Manassah Jr., died Sept. 4, 1815, age 30
Wilcox, Phineas, died Sept. 14, 1839, age 43
Wilcox, Mercy, widow of Phineas, died Dec. 11, 1857, age 63
Wilcox, Susan, daughter of Phineas & Mercy, died Feb. 1, 1826, age 8 yrs. 5 mos.
Wilcox, Phineas, son of Phineas & Mercy, died July 19, 1824, age 4 mos.
Wilcox, Mehitable, daughter of Absalon & Susannah, died Nov. 14, 1806, age 8 mos.
Wilcox, Susannah, wife of Absalom, died May 13, 1806, age 20
Willcock, Jesse, died July 5, 1828, age 67
Willcock, Nancy, wife of Jesse, died Sept. 2, 1796, age 24
Willcock, Mahetable, wife of Jesse, died Dec. 23, 1868, age 98 yrs. 4 mos. 2 da.
Willcock, infant daughter of Silas & Emma F., died July 8, 1843, age 2 da.
Willcock, Elisha, died Nov. 29, 1879, age 77
Willcock, Mary Denison, wife of Elisha, died June 15, 1867, age 57  yrs. 7 mos. 9 da.
Willcock, Jesse, son of Elisha & Mary, died Oct. 26, 1848, age 16 yrs. 8 mos.
Willcock, Hannah, daughter of Elisha & Mary, died Jan 18, 1861, age 31 yrs. 6 mos. 18 da.
Wilcox, Lodowick P., died Apr. 5, 1833, age 38
Wilcox, Fanny Cottrell, wife of Lodowick P., died Nov. 15, 1886, age 86
|Wilcox, Jesse, died July 5, 1828, age 39
Cottrell, Mary, widow of Shepard, died Aug. 23, 1860, age 82
Cottrell, Shepard, died Apr. 7, 1847, age 73
Cottrell, Nancy Alexander, daughter of Shepard, & Mary, died Oct. 17, 1834, age 30
Cottrell, Lovica, daughter of Shepard & Mary, died Apr. 16, 1835, age 19
Chesebro, Lovina F., daughter of Dudley E. & Ianthe, died Sept. 20, 1849, age 18 da.

 

 

The entrance to the Miner Burial Ground

About midway in, looking over Quiambaug Cove

Cato & Plato, Indians who worked and lived on the farm.

Leonard Wilcox: one of the Wilcox graves, from the Civil War

In Grace Wheeler's book  "Old Homes of Stonington", page 24, describes a house somewhat south of the Road Church as follows:

This wood-colored house with its old stone chimney, showing on the outside the entire length, as you come up the hill from the west, is still standing in a fair state of preservation and owned by the Palmer family.  It is now known as Cato's house, having been occupied by one of Mr. Palmer's slaves, who was also a negro soldier of the Revolutionary War.  He and his wife Flora occupied this house till their death [sic].  The story is told of Cato that when he was married, Rev. Mr. Hart was called in to perform the ceremony, and after its conclusion, and refreshments had been served, Cato said to him, "Mr. Hart, I want to see you round behind this door a minute?"  

Following him, Mr. Hart said, "What do you want, Cato?"  

"Why I want to know how much you are going to ax me for this job?"

"Oh!" said Mr. Hart, "I guess about a dollar."

"Cheap enough, Marsa Hart," Cato replied, "I'll give you all my custom."

 


11.2  William Miner Cemetery

This cemetery is at latitude 4120'40.45"N, longitude 7156'15.18"W.

This cemetery is off of Cove Road, just north of Edgemere Manor, perhaps 1/4 mile north of Route 1.  There are about 2 dozen stones in good condition.  William Miner, who died in 1833 at age 81, was a soldier of the American Revolution.

Veterans (before 1860) in the cemetery:

William Minor Cemetery, # 49

Brown, Desire W., wife of Elisha, died Jan. 1, 1871, age 83
Brown, Elisha, died Nov. 7, 1864, age 76
Brown, Lydia M., dau of Elisha & Desire, died Oct. 24, 1830, age 13
Brown, William M., born 1818, died 1893
Kavanaugh, Ellen McCabe, born Aug. 9, 1818, died Sept. 5, 1902, age 84
Kavanaugh, Joseph McCabe, born July 26, 1846, died May 23, 1921, age 74
Kavanaugh, Mary Swain, born Jan. 27, 1848, died Aug. 19, 1931, age 83
McCabe, Abigail, wife of Joseph, died Apr. 29, 1852, age 71
Miner, Abigail, wife of William, died June 5, 1818, age 69
Miner, Ambrose F., born Oct. 27, 1831, died Mar. 8, 1907
Miner, Eliza A., died June 25, 1891, age 50
Miner, Elizabeth W., dau of Joseph & Nancy, died Nov. 9, 1826, age 8
Miner, George H., son of Jesse & Mary, died Aug. 21, 1849, age 15
Miner, George, son of Joseph & Nancy, died Jan. 7, 1827, age 1 yr. 4 mos.
Miner, Jesse, born Feb. 10, 1809, died Sept. 21, 1889
Miner, Joseph P., died Mar. 4, 1860, age 77
Miner, Joseph, died Mar. 24, 1891, age 82 yrs 7 mos.
Miner, Mary, wife of Jesse, born Oct. 5, 1812, died Dec. 20, 1882
Miner, Nancy, wifw of Joseph P., died Mar. 12, 1872, age 87
Miner, Sally, dau of William & Abigail, died Apr. 7, 1848, age 73
Miner, Sebrina Avery, wife of Joseph, died Mar. 26, 1891, age 71 yrs 10 mos
Miner, William M., son of Joseph & Nancy, died Nov. 15, 1826, age 11
Miner, William, died Frb. 25, 1833, age 81
Swain, Sabrina, widow of William, died July 8, 1856, age 80

The William Miner Cemetery


11.3  Baker Cemetery

On the west bank of Quiambaug Cove there is a small burial place, containing the graves of Elisha Baker and his widow, Henrietta, Betsey Denison, Etherlinda Langworthy and Hannah Hedden. While Grace Wheeler transcribed these inscriptions, there are now no standing gravestones, only the broken base of one and another flat and partly buried in the ground.

Quambaug Cove Cemetery # 51

Langworthy, Etherlinda, wife of Samuel, died Nov. 20, 1835, age 68
Baker, Elisha, died Nov. 16, 1828, age 57
Baker, Henrietta, widow of Elisha, deid Oct. 26, 1853, age 74
Denison, Betsey, wife of Robert, died Nov. 15, 1845, age 77
Hedden, Hannah, wife of Barthlomew, died July 16, 1837, age 65
Foot Stone S. L.

 

11.4 Elnathan Miner Cemetery

This cemetery was at latitude 4121'11.69"N, longitude 7156'16.80"W.

This graveyard was where the (Freye's) summer house was built, but was moved in 1913 by Mr. Frank Miner of New Jersey to the Thomas Miner cemetery.

Elnathan Miner Cemetery # 50


Stones and bodies removed to Thomas Minor Cemetery

 

11.5  Oliver Denison Cemetery

This graveyard has been abandoned.  From Grace Wheeler's book on page 315:

This small yard situated not far from the Denison Homestead, on land owned by Oliver Denison in 1873, formerly the property of his great-great-great grandfather, Capt. George Denison.  It was only a small yard with nine graves, several of them have been taken up and carried to Elm Grove Cemetery at Mystic.

The grave of Ann Borodell Denison was among those.  The remaining graves have been moved to the Denison Yard (near where Route 27 meets Route 1) where they may be found in the southwest corner.

Oliver Denison Cemetery # 48

Stones and bodies removed to Denison and Elm Grove Cemeteries

 

11.6  Smallpox Yards

Dean's Mill Farm, whose driveway is entered between two posts on the south side of Pequot Trail on the west ridge, was the site of two small yards near the farmhouse, which had been used as a smallpox hospital or "pest house" during the American Revolution.  There are a few unmarked footstones left, but all else has disappeared from this small yard in a field, except for a headstone now in private hands.  The inscription on that stone reads "In Memory of Mr. Samuel Packer who died July 22d 1777 with ye Smallpox in ye 45th year of his age.  Time was when I, like thee did life possess But time is gone and I am turned to dust."  

At the time the Hale collection was made, in 1933, there was also a stone inscribed "John Brown, died July 25th, 1777, aged 55."  

The other small yard included (again in 1933) two footstones "M. S." and "B. F. S."

Small Pox Cemetery # 47

Brown, John, died July 25, 1777, age 55
Packer, Samuel, died July 22, 1777, age 44

Private Cemetery # 52

Foot Stone M. S.
Foot Stonw B. F. S.

 

11.7  Hilliard Cemetery

This cemetery is at latitude 4122'21.44"N, longitude 7155'0.08"W.

This is a large, well kept, shady yard on Flanders Road just south of Pequot Trail.  The stones are all standing and in good condition.  John Hilliard gave the yard by deed to the First Congregational Church, the present "Road Church", first built in 1674, which stands a short distance to the east on Pequot Trail.  One of the stones marks the grave of Ebenezer Searle, who left five pounds in his will to purchase a Communion Service, which is still used to this day in the Road Church.

An unusual stone here, depicting an angel head, is the signed work of John Bull, a well-known Newport stonecutter.  

Captain John Hilliard (d. 1786) and David Hilliard (d. 1776) are buried here.

Hillard Cemetery # 23

Collins Vault:
  Collins, Walter, born Aug. 3, 1872, died Nov. 11, 1900
  Collins, Gilbert Jr., born Mar. 24, 1871, died Aug. 2, 1872
  Collins, Mable, born Oct. 2, 1873, died Nov. 4, 1874
  Collins, Hattie, born Nov. 3, 1878, died Nov. 18, 1873

Babcock, Miss Anna, died Mar. 3, 1813, age 64
Bagley, Hannah A., dau of Edmund & Abby, died Apr. 16, 1836, age 5
Baker, George S., born 1878, died 1923
Ball, Edward, son of Thomas D. & Martha A., died Apr. 25, 1864, age 21 yrs. 2 mos. 25 days.
Ball, Emma, wife of Thomas D., died May 5, 1859, age 48 yrs. 3 mos. 23 days.
Ball, Lydia M., dau of Thomas D. & Mary A., died July 18, 1868, age 7 yrs. 7 mos. 27 days.
Ball, Martha A., wife of Thomas D., died Sept. 15, 1845, age 34
Ball, Mary A., wife of Thomas D., born Sept. 6, 1825, died Aug. 19, 1908
Ball, Thomas D., born Dec. 4, 1815, died Nov. 23, 1897
Ball, Thomas D., son of Thomas D. & Martha A., died Aug. 5, 1856, age 18 yrs. 7 mos. 12 days.
Ball, Thomas D., son of Thomas S. & Mary A., died July 15, 1868, age 4 yr. 1 mo. 16 days.
Bloeser, Frank B., born 1880, died 1925
Bloeser, Henrietta Brown, wife of Frank B., born 1888
Braves, Barnabas, died Jan. 11, 1818, age 21
Brown, Abby, died Apr. 29, 1858, age 70
Brown, David, died Sept. 14, 1825, age 58
Brown, Dudley, Co. H. 21st CT., died Apr. 28, 1897, age 55
Brown, Eddie R., son of John H. & Rebecca, died Nov. 28, 1857, age 9 mos. 11 days.
Brown, Edward H., son of John H. & Rebecca, died Sept. 19, 1871, age 13
Brown, Ella M. Steplin, wife of Thaddeus W., born 1870
Brown, Henry, son of Elijah & Mary A., died Aug. 17, 1835, age 2 yrs. 7 mos. 13 days.
Brown, John J., died Sept. 29, 1904, age 82
Brown, Lydia, widow of David, died Sept. 23, 1854, age 95
Brown, Nancy, born 1814, died 1904
Brown, Rebecca Champlin, wife of John H., died Jan. 9, 1894, age 69
Brown, Sarah A. Kenyon, wife of William C., died Sept. 9, 1870, age 74 yrs. 6 mos.
Brown, Thaddeus W., born 1866, died 1928
Brown, William C., died Jan. 9, 1876, age 84
Browning, Amos W., son of Latham & Emilne, born July 3, 1853, died Oct. 24, 1863
Browning, Emeline Wheeler, wife of Latham H., born July 4, 1807
Browning, James, born Jan. 6, 1840, died Mar. 16, 1924
Browning, Latham H., born Apr. 13, 1804, died Feb. 8, 1847
Burdick, Caroline A., wife of Matthew S., died May 25, 1855, age 28
Burdick, Edwin A., dau of Matthew S. & Caroline A., died Oct. 23, 1855, age 5 mos. 7 days.
Burdick, Nathan, son of Nathan & Content, died June 1, 1810, age 1 yr. 8 mos.
Champlin, Benedam, died Aug. 20, 1845, age 24
Chesebro, Andrew, died July 31, 1864, age 54
Chesebro, Betsey C., wife of Andrew, died May 7, 1862, age 46 yrs. 2 mos. 24 days.
Chesebro, Clarissa, wife of Amos, die Dec. 27, 1873, age 78
Chesebro, Eliza A., dau of Andrew & Betsey, died Sept. 23, 1839, age 2 mos. 19 days.
Chesebro, Eliza, dau of Zebulon & Hopestell, died Feb. 8, 1876, age 68
Chesebro, Frank, died Nov. 14, 1879, age 29
Chesebro, Frankie, dau of Frank & Emma, died Aug. 12, 1887, age 7 yrs. 6 mos.
Chesebro, George, son of Andrew & Betsey, died Aug. 1, 1876, age 25
Chesebro, Hopestell F., son of Andrew & Elizabeth L., died Oct. 22, 1864, age 8 mos. 10 days.
Chesebro, Hopestell, wife of Zebulon, died July 1, 1858, age 82 yrs. 3 mos. 15 days.
Chesebro, Major Ezra D., died Mar. 29, 1878, age 64 yrs. 10 mos. 22 days.
Chesebro, Zubulon, died Feb. 28, 1851, age 71 yrs. 9 mos. 25 days.
Chessebro, Amos, died Aug. 8, 1876, age 85 yrs, 11 mos, 26 days.
Coleman, Edwin, died Mar. 8, 1875, age 57
Coleman, ellen, wife of Edwin, died Aug. 1, 1885, age 63
Coleman, Hattie E., dau of Edwin & Ellen, died Nov. 22, 1880, age 21
Collins, Annah, dau of Thomas B. & Frances, born June 17, 1849, died Oct. 17, 1849
Collins, Daniel P., died Feb. 17, 1862, age 48
Collins, Daniel W., son of Daniel P. & Martha E., died Feb. 9, ??, age 18
Collins, Frances Morgan, wife of Thomas B., born Aug. 7, 1825, died Sept. 8, 1849
Collins, Francis M., son of Gilbert & Lucy, died Apr. 27, 1826, age 1 yr, 3 mos.
Collins, Gilbert Jr., born Mar. 24, 1871, died Aug. 2, 1872 (in Vault)
Collins, Gilbert W., died Jan. 19, 1856, age 48
Collins, Gilbert, died Mar. 24, 1865, age 74
Collins, Hannah E., dau of Haniel P. & Maria E., died June 29, 1845, age 3 yrs. 9 mos.
Collins, Hattie, born Nov. 3, 1878, died Nov. 18, 1873 (in Vault)
Collins, John N., son of Gilbert & Lucy, died Nov. 7, 1824, age 4 yrs. 3 mos.
Collins, John P., died Feb. 26, 1857, age 30 yrs. 5 mos.
Collins, Lt. Daniel, died Nov. 6, 1819, age 83
Collins, Lucy A. Morgan, wife of Thomas B., born Sept. 22, 1822, died Sept. 11, 1876
Collins, Lucy, wife of Gilbert, died June 22, 1856, age 69
Collins, Mable, born Oct. 2, 1873, died Nov. 4, 1874 (in Vault)
Collins, Maria E., wife of Daniel P., died Feb. 11, 1842, age 23
Collins, Mary M., widow of John P.
Collins, Mary, wife of Gilbert W., died Oct. 4, 1856, age 39
Collins, Phebe J., dau of John P. & Mary M., died Jan. 27. 1864, age 12 yrs. 3 mos. 12 days.
Collins, Prudence M., dau of Gilbert W. & Mary, died Apr. 13, 1855, age 4 yrs. 5 mos. 22 days.
Collins, Sarah R., widow of Daniel P., born June 8, 1805, died Nov. 26, 1894
Collins, Susan A., wife of Thomas B., born Dec. 20, 1834, died Feb. 23, 1932
Collins, Thomas B., born Feb. 10, 1823, died Dec. 20, 1897
Collins, Walter, born Aug. 3, 1872, died Nov. 11, 1900 (in Vault)
Collins, William H., son of Gilbert W. & Mary, died Dec. 25, 1851, age 4 yrs, 8 mos.
Congdon, Beatrice, dau of Irving A. & Mary A., died Nov. 1, 1896, age 2 yrs. 9 mos. 17 days.
Congdon, Eliza L., dau of William U. & Almira E., died Feb. 18, 1863, age 3 yrs. 3 mos.
Congdon, Mary A. Baker, wife of Irving A., died Feb. 1, 1894, age 19
Crandall, Benjamin F., born 1835, died 1910
Crandall, Ebenezer F., born 1857
Crandall, Fannie L. Lamphere, wife of Ebenezer F., born 1858, died 1913
Crandall, George P., son of Nelson H. & Lucy A., died Sept. 20, 1862, age 15 yrs. 7 mos. 3 days.
Crandall, Hannah M., wife of Benjamin F., died Mar. 23, 1878, age 36 yrs. 7 mos. 21 days.
Crandall, James F., born Jult 12, 1815, died June 24, 1898
Crandall, James L., born 1833, died 1916
Crandall, Mary A. Brand, wife of James L., born 1836, died 1911
Crandall, Mary J., wife of Benjamin F., born 1845, died 1908
Crandall, Sarah A., wife of James F., born Aug. 8, 1834, died Nov. 11, 1906
Crandall, Theodire, born 1858, died 1924
Davis, Edward R., born Aug. 6, 1847, died Oct. 13, 1928
Davis, Esther Frink, wife of Henry, died Apr. 21, 1851, age 66
Davis, Eunice J., dau of Henry & Esther, died Oct. 27, 1877, age 66
Davis, Mary A., born June 15, 1869, died Nov. 28, 1924
Denison, Abby E., dau of Ethan A. & Eliza, died July 25, 1821, age 8
Denison, Eliza, widow of Ethan A., died Aug. 20, 1854, age 65
Denison, Ethan A., died Oct. 2, 1814, age 27
Dewey, Abby E., wife of Israel R., died Feb. 1, 1921, age 89
Dewey, Alice Denison, wife of William E., born June 7, 1790, died Feb. 10, 1856
Dewey, Allie E., son of Israel R. & Abby, died Feb. 28, 1864, age 3 yrs. 4 mos.
Dewey, Grace E., dau of Israel R. & Abby, died Oct. 6, 1881, age 8 yrs. 9 mos. 17 days.
Dewey, indant son of Israel R. & Abby, died July 7, 1850
Dewey, Israel R., died Mar. 24, 1892, age 69
Dewey, Joseph N., son of William E. & Alice, died Oct. Oct. 29, 1800, age 41 yrs. 3 mos. 9 days.
Dewey, Sarah B., wife of Joseph N., died June 16, 1916, age 88 yrs. 3 mos. 4 days.
Dewey, Sarah J., sau of Joseph N. & Sarah B., died Nov. 28, 1848, age 4 yrs, 3 mos, 22 days.
Dewey, William Elliott, born May 1, 1780, died Apr. 10, 1855
Dorrell, Fanny Hallam, wife of Peter, died May 14, 1872, age 81
Dorrell, Peter, died Apr. 19, 1858, age 73
Freeman, John, Co. H. 29th Ct., G.A.R. Marker, died Jan. 20, 1864
Frink, Abigail, dau of David & Eunice, died July 15, 1781, age 33
Frink, Esther, dau of David & Eunice
Frink, Nathan, son of David & Eunice, died Sept. 5, 1781, age 22
Gardiner, Sally A. Dewey, wife of Gabriel, died July 5, 1888, age 77 trs, 8 mos.
Graves, Anna, consort of Samuel, died Jan. 29, 1830, age 73
Graves, Hannah, dau of Samuel & Anna, born Aug. 12, 1789, died Feb. 18, 1870
Graves, Samuel H., died Feb. 11, 1824, age 47
Graves, Samuel, died July 7, 1822, age 76
Graves, Thomas, died Mar. 29, 1819, age 30
Gray, Dr. Samuel M., don of Jonathan & Mary, died Feb. 16, 1781, age 21
Gray, Jonathan, died Nov. 4, 1807, age 75
Gray, Mary, relict of Jonathan, died July 1, 1823, age 86
Gray, Mary, wife of Doc. Ebenezer, died Dec. 1764, age 62
Griswold, Chester A., son of Joseph & Louisa, born Feb. 15, 1844, died Mar. 2, 1849
Griswold, Horace, son of Joseph & Louisa, born June 19, 1851, died Nov. 9, 1851
Haley, Bridget, wife of Joshua, born May 13, 1823, died July 30, 1892
Haley, Deborah, wife of John, died Sept. 17, 1802, age 75
Haley, John, died oct. 16, 1800, age 80
Haley, Joshua, born Mar. 15, 1795, died Aug. 25, 1874
Haley, Phebe, died Oct. 22, 1828, age 66
Haley, Rebecca, wife of Joshua, died Aug. 11, 1853, age 50
Hallam, Edward, son of Edward & Julia, died Dec. 13, 1838, age 6 yrs. 6 mos.
Hallam, Margaret H., dau of Pero & Pamelia, died Sept. 23, 1852, age 52
Hancox, Benjamin, died Jan. 7, 1805, age 25
Hancox, George, died Aug. 22, 1804, age 22
Hancox, Hannah, widow of Benjamin, died June 30, 1861, age 81
Hancox, Mary, dau of Nathan & Mary, died May 28, 1798, age 21
Hancox, Nathan, died May 7, 1798, aage 49
Harry, Harriet J., born 1843, died 1923
Harvey, Joseph, born June 11, 1827, died Aug. 11, 1882
Hillard, Abigail, wife of Jonathan, died Oct. 5, 1741, age 44
Hilliard, Capt. John, died Oct. 23, 1786, age 51
Hilliard, David, died Feb. 29, 1776, age 32
Hilliard, Mrs. Sarah Nichols, dau of Oliver, died Apr. 30, 1825, age 77
Hilliard, Oliver, died July 20, 1792, age 83
Hilliard, Sarah, relict of Oliver, died May 24, 1799, age 98
Hobart, Mercy, relict of Peter, died Oct. 30, 1833, age 81
Hobart, Peter, died July 28, 1825, age 75
Hobart, William, son of Peter & Mercy, born Feb. 7, 1787, died Oct. 21, 1844
Hobert, Ann, dau of Peter & Mercy, born Feb. 18, 1784, died Apr. 1, 1844
Hobert, Elizabeth F., dau of Russel & Lucy, died Oct. 7, 1823, age 2 yrs. 8 mos.
Hobert, Fanny, dau of Peter & Mercy, born Sept. 20, 1793, died May 5, 1875
Hobert, Joseph, died Apr. 3, 1860, age 75
Hopps, Esther, died Dec. 3, 1862, age 81
Leeds, Christopher, died Oct. 18, 1856, age 80
Leeds, Christopher, son of John & Harriet, died Apr. 12, 1809, age 4 mos.
Leeds, Harriet, wife of John, died Feb. 16, 1809, age 30
Leeds, Horatio N., son of Christopher & mary, died May 15, 1812, age 4
Leeds, Joshua, died Apr. 10, 1822, age 49
Leeds, Mary, wife of Christopher, died May 30, 1817, age 33
Leeds, Mary, wife of Thomas, died Sept. 9, 1832, age 81
Leeds, Mercy, wife of Christopher, and dau of Peter & Mercy Hobart, born June 22, 1782, died June 6, 1857
Leeds, Peace, wife of Joshua, died June 5, 1816, age 38
Leeds, Thomas, died Apr. 26, 1796, age 49
Lewis, Henry, son of Henry & Polly, died Oct. 15, 1836, age 25
Lewis, Julia A., wife of Benjamin F., died June 15, 1841, age 22
Lord, Fannie Noyes, wife of James E., born 1859, died 1930
Lord, James A., Co. H. 26th Ct., died Oct. 30, 1903, age 71
Lord, James E., born 1859, died 1930
Lord, Mary E., wife of James A., and dau of H. W. & Emiline Hill, born Mar. 19, 1843, died Apr. 19, 1888
Lovett, Amanda R., wife of henry, died May 13, 1823, age 31
Lovett, Henry, died June 19, 1838, age 45
Lovett, Thomas H., son of Henry & Amanda R., died July 25, 1822, age 1 yr. 10 mos.
Meil, Maria S., wife of Lewis, and dau of Daniel P. & Maria E. Collins, born Dec. 3, 1840, died Jan. 5, 1868
Moore, Hattie L., born 1865, died 1925
Moore, Reuben, born 1848, died 1905
Morgan, Prentoce, died Nov. 21, 1842, age 47
Morgan, Prudence B., dau of Prentice & Prudence, died Apr. 13, 1843, age 23
Morgan, Prudence Beebe, widow of Prentice, died Sept. 24, 1877
Morgan, william, died May 14, 1778, age 81
Norman, James, died July 1, 1887, age 89
Norman, Mary, wife of James, died May 17, 1860, age 56
Noyes, Charles P., born Sept. 7, 1830, died Mar. 2, 1909
Noyes, Clementine A., wife of Willaim, born June 16, 1813, died Mar. 5, 1893
Noyes, Frances, born Sept. 7, 1810, died Sept. 13, 1857
Noyes, Francis, born Aug. 24, 1865, died Aug. 13, 1921
Noyes, infant son of Charles P. & Martha W., died Apr. 12, 1863
Noyes, James N., son of Charles P. & Martha W., died June 22, 1872, age 18 days.
Noyes, Maria Morgan, wife of Francis, died Apr. 13, 1901, born Mar. 25, 1825
Noyes, Martha W. Norman, wife of Charles P., born Aug. 22, 1836, died Dec. 31, 1924
Noyes, Mary A. Lincoln, wife of Francis, born Sept. 6, 1875, died Oct. 17, 1926
Noyes, Nathan, died July 21, 1883, age 79 yrs. 3 mos.
Noyes, Nathan, died Mar. 14, 1869, age 94 yrs. 2 mos.
Noyes, Sally A. Barrows, wife of Nathan, died Feb. 6, 1874, age 63 yrs. 9 mos.
Noyes, Sarah, wife of Nathan, died Aug. 20, 1847, age 68
Noyes, William F., born Oct. 24, 1847, died May 25, 1929
Noyes, William, born Nov. 30, 1801, died Dec. 29, 1872
Nye, Benjamin H., Co. K. 21st Ct., died Apr. 13, 1898
Packer, Halsey E., born 1864
Packer, Nancy E. Dewey, wife of Halsey E., born 1863, died 1925
Page, Isaac, died June 10, 1821, age 41
Page, Joseph, died Nov. 21, 1810, age 90
Page, Paul, son of Joseph, died Dec. 23, 1797, age 22
Palmer, Alden Jr., born Sept. 4, 1837, died May 2, 1869
Palmer, Allen R., son of Alden & Eunice N., died Apr. 19, 1886, age 18 yrs. 10 mos.
Palmer, Allen, born July 17, 1802, died Mar. 22, 1876
Palmer, Eunice A. Noyes, wife of Alden, born Aug. 2, 1839, died June 20, 1891
Palmer, Hannah E., dau of Thomas & Lucy, died Jan. 27, 1824, age 2 yrs. 7 mos.
Palmer, Harriet, born July 28, 1832, died June 4, 1884
Palmer, Lucy W. Browning, wife of Thomas W., born Dec. 22, 1837, died Feb. 5, 1917
Palmer, Lucy W., born Dec. 28, 1839, died July 26, 1897
Palmer, Lucy, wife of Thomas, died Jan. 7, 1837, age 61
Palmer, Mary, wife of Thomas, died Apr. 10, 1769, age 32
Palmer, Nancy Davis, wife of Allen, born Feb. 20, 1810, died May 13, 1886
Palmer, Rose A., widow of Mintus, died Mar. 30, 1868, age 88 yrs. 3 mos. 21 days.
Palmer, Roy E., born Jan. 31, 1884, died Aug. 22, 1897
Palmer, Samuel L., G.A.R. Marker, U. S. Navy
Palmer, Thomas W., born July 20, 1816, died May 16, 1894
Palmer, Thomas W., son of Thomas & Lucy, died Oct. 10, 1801, age 3
Palmer, Thomas, born Jan. 1, 1770, died May 4, 1854
Palmer, Thomas, died May 4, 1811, age 74
Partridge, Joseph, son of Dr. Joseph & Mary, died Jan. 7, 1855, age 1 yr. 9 days.
Partridge, Mary A., wife of Dr. Joseph, died Apr. 19, 1854, age 20 yrs. 10 mos. 28 days.
Rosseter, Ebenezer, died Jan. 9, 1749/50, age 24
Rosseter, Ebenezer, died Oct. 11, 1762, age 63
Rosseter, Meheabel, dau of Ebenezer & Hannah, died June 1, 1767, age 37
Rosseter, Sarah, dau of Ebenezer & Hannah, died Nov. 7, 1740, age 7
Russel, Col. Giles, died Sept. 1779, age 49
Russell, Prudence, consort of Col. GIles, died Dec. 1779, age 51
Searl, Ebenezer, died Jan. 18, 1739, age 74
Searl, James, died Apr. 11, 1730, age 59
Settle, Benjamin L., son of Ebenezer & Eliza, born Sept. 30, 1828, died Sept. 6, 1896
Settle, Ebenezer, born Mar. 21, 1802, died Mar. 14, 1879
Settle, Patience, wife of Ebenezer, born Oct. 17, 1803, died June 2, 1888
Sheffield, Fanny, wife of Charles, and widow of Henry Grant, died Oct. 18, 1859, age 65
Shirley, Edwin N., CO. H. 26th CT. died Dec. 18, 1888, age 64
Snow, Mrs. Abigail, died Apr. 5, 1817, age 75
Stanton, Benjamin F., born Sept. 15, 1811, died May 13, 1892
Stanton, Ezra C., Co. K. 29th CT., died July 26, 1903, age 63
Stanton, Hannah, wife of Samuel, died June 30, 1843, age 75
Stanton, Lucy P., wife of John J., died Dec. 3, 1820, age 23
Stanton, Samuel, died Feb. 4, 1838, age 77
Stanton, Samuel, son of Samuel & Hannah, died Feb. 27, 1861, age 71
Stanton, Sarah A., relict of Benjamin F., born Jan. 30, 1821, died Sept. 27, 1892
Sylvia, Mary G. Lord, wife of Tura, born 1861, died 1931
Sylvia, Tura, born 1863
Taylor, Benjamin F., died Aug. 15, 1864, age 51
Taylor, Constant, died July 14, 1847, age 60
Taylor, Hannah, wife of Constant, died Sept. 9, 1843, age 56
Taylor, Nancy, dau of Constant & Hannah, died Oct. 2, 1830, age 20
Tracy, Sarah J., wife of Willis H., and formerly widow of Samuel H. Graves, died Aug. 23, 1850, age 56
Weeks, Edwin M., born June 29, 1892, died Apr. 3, 1922
Wheeler, Calvin, born Feb. 19, 1847, died Jan. 8, 1929
Wilcox, Asa C., born Sept. 11, 1860
Wilcox, Emma P. Collins, wife of Asa C., born Feb. 5, 1856, died June 30, 1919

11.8  George Woodcock's Grave

This grave is at latitude 4121'21.80"N, longitude 7156'7.88"W.

George Woodcock's grave at the head of the cove, on the east side.

George Woodcock's stone, 'George Woodcock 1712 -1767'

This solitary grave is at the head of Quiambaug Cove, on the east side, near the Olmstead house.  The stone stands alone in a wire enclosure, a short way south of the house.

George Woodcock, born in England, lived here by himself in the middle of the 18th century.  The records say "He was a Sean [net]-maker and in 1749 he bought of Edward and Bridget Short for L235, in current money of New England, of the old tenor, two acres of land with dwelling house thereon standing; this being all the land Short bought of Thomas Miner, Samuel Mason and William Denison of Stonington".  Mr. Woodcock's will was a singular one - he left a swarm of bees to a friend and the rowan trees on his meadows to a man to whom he owed a debt in hopes it would cancel the bill.  He directed that a minister from Groton preach at his funeral, for which he was to be given a good meal and have his horse fed.

11.9  Town Farm

This small burying ground is on a wooded knoll just southeast of the sixth green of the Pequot Golf Club, and close to I-95.  No walls enclose it, and the markers are natural unmarked field stones placed on edge, except for the fallen marble stone of Bridget Riley, wife of Asah Lamphere, who died in 1862.  Because of the date of this one stone and its proximity to the Town Farm (now the Pequot Golf Club and adjacent land) many have assumed that the unmarked stones are those of Town Farm residents.  Old timers, however, believe the plot was an old Indian burying ground; the type of stone seems to confirm this.

Town Farm Cemetery # 42

Lamphere, Bridget Riles, wife of Asa, died Jan. 18, 1880, age 62
150 field stones

 

11.10  Jonathan Wheeler Cemetery

This yard was situated a little southwest of the house built by Jonathan Wheeler.  In his will dated 1785, he says, "I sequester one quarter of an acre of land at ye southward of a ledge of rocks for a burying place for my family and their heirs and successors forever."  His house no longer stands, and the Yard is inaccessible from Wheeler Road because of growth (it may be reached from the Pequot Golf Club).

One stone reads "In memory of Joshua Wheeler who died Dec. 1st, 1861, aged 71 years and 8 months.  How pleasant it is at the close of day, not to have to repent, to reflect on the past and be able to say - My time has been properly spent."

Jonathan Wheeler Cemetery # 24

Wheeler, Sanford, born Nov. 10, 1809, died Oct. 31, 1892
Wheeler, Roxana Park, wife of Sanford, died Oct. 21, 1887, age 67
Knapp, Esther Wheeler, widow of Jonathan, died Aug. 1, 1882, age 94 yrs. 4 mos.
Wheeler, Joshua, died Dec. 1, 1861, age 71 yrs. 8 mos.
"In memory of Joshua Wheeler, who died Dec. 1st, 1861, aged 71 years and 8 months.
 How pleasant it is at the close of the day, not to have to repent.  To reflect on the past 
 and be able to say  My time has been properly spent."


Wheeler, Joshua S., son of Sanford & Roxana, died Aug. 1, 1874, age 8 mos, 18 days
Wheeler, Mary E., dau of Sanford & Roxana, died Aug. 1, 1861, age 6
Wheeler, Benjamin F., son of Sanford & Roxana, died Sept. 22, 1892, age 42
Wheeler, Haroace, born Feb. 1, 1831, died Mar. 16, 1909
Wheeler, Margaret A. Hevens, wife of Horace N., born June 1, 1837, died Feb. 16, 1909
Wheeler, Lydia L., wife of Jonathan A., died June 16, 1875, age 43
Wheeler, Jonathan A., died May 27, 1875, age 51 yrs, 9 mos, 26 days
Wheeler, Ella, youngest dau of Jonathan & Annam died Nov. 5, 1891, age 45
Wheeler, Hattie, dau of Jonathan & Anna, died Sept. 12, 1864, age 24
"Hattie, daughter of Jonathan and Anna Wheeler, died Sept. 12, 1864,
  age 24 years.  Away beyod the tomb, sweet spirit thou art flown,
  where loveliness can bloom and blighting is unknown; our faith will
  trace thy upward way and catch of Heaven some cheering ray."
  

Wheeler, Albert, son of Jonathan & Anna, died May 10, 1847, age 4 yrs, 8 mos, 27 days.
Wheeler, Janathan, died Jan. 2, 1865, age 70 yrs. 7 mos.
Wheeler, Anna Breed, wife of Jonathan, died Jan. 22, 1877, age 76
Wheeler, Esther D., dau of Jonathan & Anna, died Oct. 5, 1900, age 75
Wheeler, Cynthia, dau of Richard & Cynthia, died Aug. 16, 1827, age 4 wks.
Wheeler, Emeline, dau of Christopher & Oranda, died July 3, 1814, age 1 yr. 6 mos.
Williams, Emeline, dau of Daniel & Surviah, died Dec. 6, 1820, age 4
Wheeler, Harriet E., dau of Gilbert & Esther A., died July 21, 1830, age 8 mos.
Wheeler, Lois, dau of Jonathan & Thankful, died Apr. 10, 1860, age 58
Wheeler, Zurviah, died Apr. 7, 1842, age 49
Wheeler, Esther A., wife of Gilbert, died Oct. 10, 1837, age 29 yrs. 6 mos.
Wheeler, Patience, died Jan. 28, 1840, age 49
Wheeler, Wealthy, widow of Phineas, died Jan. 1, 1851, age 72
Wheeler, Phineas, died Aug. 15, 1831, age 46
Wheeler, Wealthy, widow of William, died Apr. 22, 1852, age 77
Wheeler, William, died May 10, 1819, age 37
Wheeler, Lucy P., dau of Silas & Mary, died Jan. 30, 1804, age 1 yr, 2 mos.
Wheeler, Hannah, dau of Richard & Anna, died Apr. 6, 1805, age 8 mos.
Wheeler, Elam, son of Richard & Anna, died Mar. 27, 1804, age 8 yrs. 5 mos. 23 days.
Wheeler, Richard E., son of Richard & Anna, died Oct. 17, 1808, age 7 mos. 14 days.
Wheeler, Lydia E., dau of Richard & Anna, died May 23, 1834, age 28
"Lydia, daughter of Richard and Anna Wheeler, died May 23, 1834, AE 28.
 Receive O earth her faded form, in thy cold bosom let it lie; safe let it rest
 from every storm, soom must it rise no more to die."

Wheeler, Nathan F., son of Ira & Amelia, born Jan. 11, 1829, died Jan. 18, 1830
Wheeler, Eddie, son of Jonathan A> & Lydia L., died Feb. 22, 1874, age 28 days.
Wheeler, Herbert, son of Janathan A. & Lydia L., died July 2, 1884, age 14
Knapp, Hannah, died Sept. 20, 1830, age 36
Wheeler, Ira, son of Joshua & mary, died Feb. 15, 1804, age 6
Wheeler, Mary, widow of Richard, died JAn. 21, 1850, age 68
"Mary, widow of Richard Wheeler, died Jan. 21st, 1850 aged 68 years.  Mother, shall
 we meet you in the sky?  So loved and so lamented here.  And shall we greet again
 on high, The face and form on earth so dear."


Wheeler, Richard, died Feb. 7, 1847, age 77
"Richard Wheeler, died Feb. 7th, 1847, in the 78th year of his age.  The grave his
 body holds, his spirit, Heaven."


Wheeler, Anna, wife of Richard, died Jan. 22, 1810, age 35
"In memory of Mrs. Anna Wheeler, wife of Capt. Richard Wheeler, who died Jan 22, 1810
 in the 36 year of her age.  All you who see and read this stone, remember death must be
 your doom."


Wheeler, Silas, died June 21, 1808, age 36
Wheeler, Mary, widow of Silas, died Mar. 15, 1852, age 82
Wheeler, Jesse, son of Richard & Silence, died Sept. 28, 1783, age 8
Wheeler, Lester, died May 15, 1835, age 77
Wheeler, Eunice, wife of Lester, died June 29, 1837, age 81
Wheeler, Janathan, died Feb. 9, 1841, age 79
Wheeler, Thankful, wife of Jonathan, died Sept. 17, 1807, age 45
Wheeler, Thankful, dau of Jonathan & Esther, died Oct. 23, 1773, age 31
Wheeler, Priscilla, wife of Jonathan, died Dec. 20, 1803, age 64
Wheeler, Jonathan, died Jan. 28, 1807, age 70
Wheeler, Silence, wife of Richard, died Dec. 18, 1820, age 79
Wheeler, Richard, died Aug. 30, 1799, age 60
"In memory of Capt. Richard Wheeler, who died Aug. 30, 1799, in the 61st year of his
 age.  Time was I stood as thou dost now, and viewed the dead as thou dost me: ere
 long like me to death thou'lt bow and others stand and look at thee."

Wheeler, Mary, wife of Joshua, died July 20, 1838, age 70
Wheeler, Joshua, died Feb. 25, 1843, age 81
Wheeler, Ira H., died Jan. 12, 1877, age 72 yrs. 6 mos. 12 days.
Wheeler, Adah M. Smith, wife of Ira H., died June 1, 1882, age 71
Wheeler, Cortlandt B., son of Saxton & Nancy, died Apr. 25, 1844, age 13 mos.
"Cortland B., son of Saxton and Nancy Wheeler, died April 25, 1844, age 13 mo.
 To us for thirteen anxious months his infant smiles were given, and then he bade
 farewell to earch and went to live in Heaven."

Wheeler, Nancy, wife of Saxton, died Oct. 31, 1842, age 22
"In memory of Nancy, wife of Saxton M. Wheeler, who died Oct. 31, 1846, in the 
 23 year of her age.  My living friends, when this you see, stop here and think, O
 think of me; All earthly things I leave behind, the joys of Heaven in hopes to find."
 

Wheeler, Saxton, died Apr. 8, 1876, age 72 yrs. 2 mos.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."

Wheeler, Eunice, died MAr. 14, 1889, age 87
Wheeler, David L., died July 13, 1849, age 49

Other10, page 288:

"In memory of Mr. Jonathan Wheeler, who departed this life Oct. 8, 1790, in ye 82nd year of his
 age.  My lover friend familiar all, removed from sight and out of call, to dark oblivion is retired, 
 dead or at least to me expired."

"In memory of Mrs. Esther Wheeler, relict of Mr. Jonathan Wheeler, who died March 18th, 1799,
 in the 85th year of her age.  The soul prepared needs no delay, the summons comes, the saints
 obey; swift was her flight and short the road, she closed her eyes and saw her God."

"In memory of Miss Thankfull, daughter to Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Esther Wheeler, who died
 Oct. 22, 1775, in ye 33 year of her age."


11.11  Joseph Denison Cemetery

This cemetery is in the woods east of Al Harvey Road (on the eastern ridge, to the north).  The stones are mostly 18th century and their condition varies.

Joseph Dennison Cemetery # 53

Whipple, Mercy, relict of William, died Feb. 1811, age 86
Whipple, William, died Nov. 4, 1853. age 39
Lester, David, died July 1770, age 73
Lester, Priscilla, wife of David, died July 4, 1778, afe 64
Denison, Samuel, born Oct. 7, 1796, died Dec. 26, 1862
Denison, Joseph, died Mar. 3, 1843, age 55
Denison, Elizabeth, dau of Pelog & Mary, died June 28, 1836, age 46
Denison, Pelog, died Mar. 21, 1800, age 44
Denison, Mary, relict of Pelog, died July 7, 1837, age 79
Denison, Noyes, died May 7, 1814, age 33
Denison, Samuel M. C., son of Pelog & Mary, died June 2, 1796, age 12
Denison, Joseph, son of Joseph, died Apr. 19, 1789, age 25
Denison, Miss Elizabeth, dau of Joseph, died Jan. 28, 1790, age 25
Denison, Bridget, consort of Joseph, died Mar. 11, 1772, age 46
Denison, Joseph, died Feb. 15, 1795, age 87
Denison, Ephraim, died May 16, 1701, age 10 days
Denison, Manaheh, died May 16, 1701, age 10 days
Denison, Ezra, died Sept. 28, 1760, age 1
Denison, Pelog, died Oct. 16, 1754, age 10 mos.
Denison, Amos, died Feb. 20, 1786, age 71 yrs. 11 mos. 27 days.
Denison, Martha, wife of Amos, died Nov. 14, 1775, age 54
Denison, Jesse, son of Amos & Hannah, died Nov. 4, 1787, age 2
Denison, Hannah, dau of Amos & Hamnnah, died May 14, 1785, age 2 yrs. 9 mos.
Denison, Pelog, died Mar 12, 1843, age 57
Denison, Daniel E., son of Pelog & Harriet, died Sept. 20, 1831, age 10
Denison, Harriet, dau of Pelog & Harriet, died June 30, 1832, age 20
Denison, John, died Oct. 25, 1787, age 64

 

11.12  John Wheeler

This yard is deep in the woods, in the northeast quadrant formed by the intersection of Route 184 and Al Harvey Road.  There is no enclosure, only eight gravestones all standing with inscriptions legible.  One is "Ann B. Wheeler, relict of Capt. John Wheeler who died April 17, 1842 aged 72 years.  I know that my Redeemer liveth."

John Wheeler Cemetery # 38

Wheeler, John, died Jan. 27, 1795, age 51
Wheeler, Capt. John, died June 14, 1840, age 74
Wheeler, Daniel, died Jan. 7, 1837, age 35
Wheeler, Erastus, died Sept. 27, 1831, age 35
Wheeler, Ann B., relict of Capt. John, died Apr. 17, 1842, age 72
Wells, Ann W.,Wife of William S., and dau of Jeremiah & Keturah Hull, died July 14, 1842, age 41.
Hull, Cyrus W., died Oct. 13, 1820, age 18
Hull, Jeremiah W., died Sept. 2, 1824, age 52

 

11.13  Whittlesey Cemetery

This cemetery is off of Route 184, on private property.  There are only three gravestones, surrounded by a stone wall.  One is a granite monument about four feet square inscribed to Maria and Joseph Tift; the other two are marble stones for Thomas and Polly Whittlesey.  There is also an unmarked grave of Daniel Tift, son of Joseph and Maria.

Whittlesey Cemetery # 37

Whittlesey, Thomas, died Aug. 8, 1846, age 76
Whittlesey, Polly, widow of Thomas, died Feb. 6, 1847, age 74
Tift, Joseph, born 1803, died 1865
Tift, Maria, born 1805, died 1879
Foot Stone M. W. W.

 

11.14  Hallam Cemetery

This cemetery is at latitude 4120'34.58"N, longitude 7155'9.97"W.

This cemetery is on the northwest shore of Stonington Harbor, just north of the Amtrak tracks.  Half the stones are upright, some are fallen, some broken.  One quarter of the yard is a Palmer family enclosure.

Hallam Cemetery #32

Burdick, Mary A., wife of Anderson, died Dec. 2, 1834, age 26
Chesebro, Almira, dau of William & Eliza, died Mar. 10, 1862, age 22
Faxon, Alexander H., son of Elisha & Desire, died July 24, 1801, age 16 mos. 16 days.
Faxon, Alexander, son of Elisha & Desire, died July 16, 1802, age 1 mo. 16 days.
Grinnell, Benjamin, died Jan. 13, 1837, age 73
Grinnell, Joanna, wife of Benjamin, died Sept. 14, 1807, age 55
Grinnell, Mercy, wife of Amos, died Nov. 1807
Hallam, Abigail, dau of John & Abigail, died Feb. 4, 1780, age 38
Hallam, Abigail, relict of John, died Oct. 6, 1801, age 80
Hallam, Alenander, son of Amos & Desire, died Apr. 28, 1898, age 23
Hallam, Amos (Capt.), died Jan. 3, 1816, age 79
Hallam, Amos, son of Amos & Desire, died Aug. 1, 1784, age 22
Hallam, Desire, relict of Capt. Amos, died Aug. 6, 1825, age 91
Hallam, John, died Dec. 27, 1785, age 66
Hallam, John, died July 29, 1833, age 74
Hallam, Miss Nabby, dau of Capt. Amos & Deaire, died Jan. 1, 1842, aage 80
Hallam, Prudence, died Dec. 21, 1831, age 88
Hallam, Thomas, died Mar. 28, 1854, age 88
Hallan, Hannah, wife of Thomas, died May 15, 1836, age 62
Noyes, Benjamin, son of Thomas & mary, died Dec. 7, 1847, age 67
Noyes, Betsey, dau of Thomas & Mary, died Sept. 7, 1880, age 81.
Noyes, Mary, wife of Nathaniel, died Apr. 1, 1852, age 75
Noyes, Mary, wife of Thomas, died Mar. 18, ----, age 94
Noyes, Nathaniel, died Nov. 22, 1854, age 82
Noyes, Thomas, died Nov. 1831, age 92
Palmer, infant son of Nathaniel & Mercy died Sept. 20, 1811, age 6 wks.
Palmer, infant son of Nathaniel & Nancy, died Oct. 29, 1791
Palmer, Louis L., son of Nathaniel & Mercy, born Jan.
Palmer, Nancy, wife of Nathaniel Jr., died Oct. 28, 1791, age 18
Palmer, Nathaniel Jr., died Aug. 8, 1826, age 49
Palmer, Nathaniel, died Sept. 27, 1819, age 50
Palmer, Paul, son of Nathaniel & Grace, died Sept. 17, 1766, age 3 mos.
Palmer, Priscilla D., wife of Alex S., and dau of N. F. & E. Dixon, died Jan. 12, 1851, age 35
Stanton, Ann Adelaide, wife of Charles T., died May 3, 1833, age 32.
Thompson, Fanny, wife of Dudley R., died Aug. 4, 1851, age 38
Wilbur, Joseph, died Jan. 12, 1852, age 42
Wilbur, Sarah, wife of Joseph, died Nov. 11, 1875, age 65

11.15  Indian Graves

When I was about 12 I heard about some quite old Indian graves at the head of Quiambaug Cove.  They were described to me as mounds of smallish stones, and I believe there were two of them.  I never did find them, though I was only sporadically looking.  I spoke with Sam Knox about them, and he had seen them.

11.16  Stone Carvers

The motifs, styles, and materials of tombstones have allowed the stonecarving work of individuals (or families) to be traced with some degree of accuracy.

 

 

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