Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT, Cemetery Inscriptions C - F
Extracted from Wethersfield Inscriptions,
A Complete Record of the Inscriptions
of the Five Burial Places in the Ancient Town of Wethersfield
Edward Sweetser TILLOTSON, 1899
Inscriptions from the main cemetery in Wethersfield,
located near the center of the village on a hill.
[Note: The first two inscriptions are divided by | marks to show how the words were placed on the grave-stone. On subsequent inscriptions, I have transcribed them without division markers except where necessary to make sense of the words. Genealogical notes by the author are in italics as are the poetic or religious inscriptions on the stones. - jd.]
Roxana, | wife of | Benjamin CADWELL, | died | Mar. 6, 1849, | aged 53.
William Martin, | son of | Amasa & Nancy | CADWELL, | died | March 22, 1842. | Æ 6 Y'rs.
This lovely flower has just began to bloom,
When kindred angels culled his spirit home.
Also Theadotia, died Sept. 22, 1844, Æ 7 mo's.
In Memory of Elijah H. CARTER, Son of Dea. Elijah CARTER, of Keene, N.H., Beneficiary of the 3d Cong. Church. Beverly, Mass., and Member of the SophIn Memory ofre Class, Yale College. who died in Wethersfield Aug. 10, 1822. Aged 21 Years.
This monument was erected by his classmates.
Here lies the Body of Joanna, ye wife of David CARTER, who died Septem'r ye 14th 1751. In the 17th year of her Age.
Also their Son David, about a Month old.
Laura W. CARTER, died Nov. 2, 1895. Aged 76 Y'rs.
L. Leroy, son of W. L. & Augusta CARTER, aged 2 y'rs 6 m.
Dr. S. A. CASTLE, died June 3, 1882, aged 57.
Lucy Wright, died Mar. 14, 1832, aged 84.
Mary Wright, died Nov. 15, 1832. Aged 79.
Sophia Buck, died Aug. 5, 1867, aged 77.
Norman Clapp, died May 1830, aged 69.
Huldah Wright, his wife, died April 1801, aged 40.
Charles Clapp Born Nov. 5, 1796. Died Jan. 28, 1882.
Sally Buck, his wife, Born Dec. 9, 1795. Died Jan 28, 1874.
Safe home at last
Eliza A. wife of Cornelius V. CHAFFEE, Died Sept. 27, 1879. Aged 67.
Gerrit H. CHAFFEE, died July 22, 1891. Aged 40.
Safe through the vale.
Seek and ye shall find precious promises all through this book.
Willie A. only son of Cornelius V. & Eliza A. CHAFFEE. Died Aug. 27, 1874. Aged 17 Y'rs, 4 Mo's.
Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Hannah CHESTER. Relict of John CHESTER, Esq., who departed this life July the 23rd A.D. 1741. In the 76th Year of her Age.
Here lyeth the body of Capt. John CHESTER Obiit February 23 Etatis 62, 1697.
Here lyeth the body of John CHESTER, Esq. deceased Decemb'r 14th, 1711, in the 56th year of his age.
John CHESTER, died 11 Sept. 1771, aged 68.
Sarah, his wife, died 25 Jan. 1797, aged 75.
John CHESTER, their son, died Nov 4, 1809, aged 60.
Elizabeth, his wife, died 1 July, 1834, aged 77, buried at Philadelphia.
Thomas Chester died 2 Oct. 1831, aged 67.
Esther M., his wife, died 22 June, 1844, aged 67.
Rev. Sylvester HOVEY, son in law, died 6 May 1840, aged 43.
Mary Jane, his wife, died 11 Jan. 1840, aged 35.
Jane Chester HOVEY, their child, died 16 Nov. 1841, aged 2.
Rev. Alfred CHESTER, died in New York 2 July 1871, aged 73.
Mary Ann F. Chetwood, his wife, Born Apr. 7, 1802. Died June 10, 1879.
Aurelia Louisa CHESTER, Born May 19, 1796. Died May 19, 1876.
Caroline CHESTER, wife of John KNICKERBACKER. Born Jan 26, 1801. Died Apr. 20, 1869.
Matilda Chetwood CHESTER, dau. Rev. Alfred CHESTER, Born Mar. 27, 1837. Died Nov. 27, 1889.
Leonard CHESTER, died 17 Aug. 1803., aged 53.
Sarah W. his wife, died May 3, 1835, aged 76. Buried at New York.
Their children buried here.
Abigail, died 21 Jan. 1801, aged 5.
James D., died 9 Sept. 1801, aged 11.
Died at other places.
Sophia, at Raleigh, 7 Nov. 1822, aged 44.
Sarah W. at Liverpool, 10 June, 1844, aged 60.
Henrietta, wife of Rev. Isaac BRIGGS, at North Rochester, 7 Aug. 1852, age 71.
Leonard, Jun. & John Noyes, Shipmasters. Lost at sea.
William W. CHESTER, died in New York, 4 Mar. 1869. Aged 83.
Thomas L. CHESTER, died in New York, 17 May, 1870, aged 82.
Stephen CHESTER, died 6 Dec. 1835, aged 74.
Elizabeth his wife, died 22 Dec. 1852, aged 82.
Walter, died 28 Sept, 1798, aged 1.
Julia B. died 8 April, 1835, aged 25.
Donald, died 29, Sept. 1835, aged 40.
Elizabeth M. died 1 Oct, 1851, aged 62.
John, died 18 Nov. 1852, aged 40.
L. W. BELDEN, son in law, died 26 Oct. 1839, aged 38.
Donald C., his son, died 1 June 1837, aged 6.
Stephen M. CHESTER, died 14, April, 1862, aged 68.
Hannah G. CHESTER, died 12 March, 1872, aged 71 y'rs. 9 mo's.
Walter CHESTER, died Apr. 7, 1880, age 76.
Henrietta Lyman, his wife, died Sept. 26, 1882, aged 75.
Catherine CHESTER, widow of Dr. L. W. BELDEN, Born 10 Nov, 1806. Died Jan. 31, 1887.
Here lies the body of Leonard CHESTER, Armiger, late of the Town of Blaby and severall other Lordships in Leistersheire deceased in Wethersfield Anno Domini 1648, etatis 39.
Here lieth the Body of Mrs. Mary CHESTER, Relict to Mr. Thomas CHESTER, who died Jan'ry ye 1st 1748, Aged 81 Years.
Here lyes the body of Samuel CHESTER who deceased on the 17 day of March Anno Do. 1711 of his age fourteen years 5 months and 18 days.
Here lies the body of Mrs. Sarah CHESTER obit. December Ye 12, 1698 Etatis 67.
Here lieth the body of Mr. Stephen John CHESTER deceased Jun 8, 1725 in Ye 28th year of his age.
Here lyeth the body of Mr. Thomas CHESTER, deseased [sic] December 4, 1712 in the 50 year of his age.
Roswell CLAPP died Nov. 5, 1852, aged 69.
George CLARK, died Sept. 4, 1860, Æ 75.
In Memory of Mr. Lemuel CLARK, who died Oct. 20, 1810. Aged 34 years.
Mary, wife of George CLARK, died Feb. 27, 1844, AEt. 59.
Moses CLARK, died May 14, 1848. Æ 80.
Martha, wife of Moses CLARK, died Sept. 1, 1841. Æ 75.
Nancy Callender, wife of Sylvester CLARK, died Jan. 28, 1881. Aged 70.
Here Lieth the Body of Thomas COLE, Who Died June ye 6th 1718. In ye 32 Year of his Age.
Dosha M. relict of Jonathan CHURCH, died Nov. 10, 1848, Æ 80.
Jonathan CHURCH, died Aug. 11, 1801, aged 41 years.
Moses CHURCH, died at Pt. Petre, Guadaloupe, Sept. 8, 1818, in the 22nd year of his age.
James CHURCH, died Nov. 4th 1805, aged 2 years 7 months and 12 days.
Here lieth the body of Mary wife of Benjaman CHURCHELL who died Octob'r ye 30th 1712. In ye 60th year of her age.
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth CHURCHILL, Consort of Mr. Jesse CHURCHILL, who died July 3d 1794. Aged 58 Years.
Hannah CHURCHILL, died Sept. 9, 1852. Æ 83.
Jerusha CHURCHILL, died July 1, 1849. Æ 63.
Sacred to the Memory of Dean. Jesse CHURCHILL, Who died May 7-th 1806. In the 80th year of his age.
In Memory of Levi CHURCHILL, who died Feb. 12, 1836. Aged 76 Years.
Receive O earth, his wither'd form.
In thy cold bosom let it lie,
Safe let it rest from every sorm
Soon must it rise no more to die!
Mabel CHURCHILL, died July 31, 1879. Æ 89.
In Memory of Rebecca CHURCHILL, Wife of Samuel CHURCHILL, who died June 1-st 1827. In the 79-th Year of her age.
Rebecca CHURCHILL, died Sept. 16, 1865. Æ 73.
Samuel, son of Mr. Levi & Mrs Hannah CHURCHILL died Feb. 17th 1791, in the 4th year of his age.
In Memory of Mr. Samuel CHURCHILL, Who died Jan. 6-th, 1836, Aged 84 years.
Stephen B. CHURCHILL, died Dec 2, 1879.
Capt. Justus G. CHURCHILL, died Aug 22, 1874. Æ 57.
Abigail C. his wife, died April 2, 1890. Æ 69.
Lillie Bell, daughter of Capt. Justus & Abigail CHURCHILL, died Feb. 15, 1868. Æ 2 y'rs. 5 mo's.
Capt. Levi CHURCHILL, died July 25, 1863. Æ 66.
Abigail, wife of Capt. L. B. CHURCHILL, Died Jan. 9, 1867. Æ 68.
Catherine Buck, daughter of Charles & Hetty CLAPP, died Feb. 11, 1830, aged 2 years.
Charles CLAPP, died May 28, 1869. Aged 71.
Death is swallowed up in victory.
Daniel C. CLAPP, died Oct. 5, 1853. Æ 35.
Elias W. CLAPP, died Dec. 11, 1879. Aged 72.
John CLAPP, died March 28, 1822. Aged 36.
Mary his wife, died Sept. 16, 1876. Aged 89.
Kate Maria, daughter of William & Emerette CLAP, died Dec. 1, 1855. Æ 3 y'rs 3 mo.
Death with a stern relentless hand
Looked in & thinn'd our little band.
Laura B. BUCK, wife of Charles CLAPP. Died April 22, 1886. Aged 86.
Ann COLEMAN, died October 9, 1850, Aged 82.
Chauncey COLEMAN, born Dec. 3, 1807, died Oct. 13, 1865.
Sarah Rose Willard, wife of Chauncey COLEMAN, born Nov. 29, 1810, died Dec. 29, 1863.
Sarah, wife of Chauncey COLEMAN, born Oct. 25, 1824. Died Sept. 18, 1890.
Helen Maria, daughter of C & S. R. W. COLEMAN, born Oct. 6, 1848. died Feb. 1, 1853.
In Memory of Mrs. Comfort COLEMAN, wife of the late Mr. Nathaniel COLEMAN, formerly wife of Mr. John LOVELAND, of Glassenbury, who departed his life Octbr 21st AD. 1786. in the 71st year of her Age.
In Memory of Elisha COLEMAN, who died June 23, 1823, in his 59th year.
George COLEMAN, Died Jan. 11, 1829. Aged 45.
Prudence M., his wife, Died July 12, 1862. Aged 74.
George C. COLEMAN, Died Feb. 10, 1869. Aged 40.
Children of George & Prudence M. COLEMAN.
Prudence, Died May 22, 1848. Æ. 36.
Thomas, Died Nov. 11, 1855. Æ. 37.
Amelia, Died July 7, 1862. Æ 48.
Here Lyeth the Body of Mrs Hannah COLEMAN, the wife of left. john COLEMAN, who dyed August the 1 day, Aged 71 years, 1741.
In Memory of Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Elisha COLEMAN, who died May 5, 1819. Æ 52.
Also two sons, Elisha died Sept 4, 1796, Æ 2 y'rs.
Elisha died Oct. 16, 1798. Æ 1 y'r 6 mo.
Henry COLEMAN, son of Albro & Mary C. MORGAN. Born Aug. 21, 1859. Died Sept. 24, 1862.
Never more near us his voice shall be heard.
Softly as roses, gently wind stirred,
Now its low melody warbles above,
While we, in sadness, mourn for his love.
Maria COLEMAN, died Aug. 22, 1871, Æ 60.
Here Lyeth the Body of Mayr COLEMAN, Daughter of Mr. john & comfort COLEMAN, who dyed September the 1, aged 18 months. 1741.
In Memory of Mary COLEMAN, who died Jan. 30, 1832. Æ 38.
In Memory of Peleg COLEMAN, who died April 12, 1823 in his 85 year.
Rebecca, his wife died Sept. 14, 1775. aged 35.
Roswell COLEMAN Born Dec. 12, 1821. Died Aug. 12, 1895.
Sarah Churchill, wife of Samuel COLEMAN, Died June 27, 1862. Æ. 63.
In Memory of Mr. Thomas COLEMAN, who died June 1st 1813. In the 52-d year of his age.
also of Mary, Daughter of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Salome COLEMAN, who died June 9th 1793, aged 5 years and 9 months.
In Memory of William COLEMAN, who died Aug. 1, 1839. Æ 34.
Leaves have their time to fall.
And flowers to wither at the north winds blast,
But thou hast all seasons for thine own Oh Death.
In Memory of Mr. Nathaniel COLMAN, who died April 16th 1767, in ye 55th Year of his Age.
Little Laura, daughter of W. S. & L. P. COLTON, who fell asleep Oct. 21, 1865. Æ 5Y. 5M.
William C. son of Francis & Laura COLVIN, died July 9, 1857, aged 7 y'rs, 2 mo. 9 days.
Heaven has gained our cherished blossom.
God's is now our darling boy.
Franklin G. COMSTOCK, died Aug. 6, 1845. Æ 45.
Peace! 'Tis the Lord Jehovah's hand
That blasts our joys in death;
And mars the form to us so dear,
And gathers back the breath.
Mary F. COMSTOCK, died July 14, 1876, Æ 45.
Rest in Peace.
Tryphena Tracy, wife of Franklin G. COMSTOCK, died Oct. 6, 1874. Æ. 83
"There is rest for the weary"
In Memory of Mehetable CONE who died April 8, 1837. Aged 80 Years.
Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear
Invade they bounds. No mortal woes
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
While angels watch they soft repose.
In Memory of Mr. Andrew COOMBS, who died Octr 75h 1796. In the 82d Year of his Age.
In Memory of Mrs. Mary COOMBS, the wife of Mr. Andrew COOMBS, who departed this life Jan. 27th AD. 1791. In the 80th year of her Age.
Mercy COOMBS, died Dec. 31, 1840. Æ 87.
Corp. Ralph COWLES. Co. F. 14, Regt. Conn. Vols. died Aug 1, 1891.
In Memory of Mrs. Abigail CRANE, Wife of Mr. Joseph CRANE, who died March 27, 1813.
In life respected, In death lamented.
In Memory of Miss Abigail, Daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Abigail CRANE, who died Oct. 5, 1819. Æ 32.
Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. Abraham CRANE, who departed this life March ye 25th A. D. 1756. In ye 43d year of his Age.
In Memory of Capt. Abraham CRANE, Who died June 29th 1808, in the 69th year of his age.
Also Mary, Daughter of Capt. Abraham & Mrs. Mary CRANE, who died in Dec. 1773, aged 6 years.
David CRANE, died April 23, 1848, aged 51.
Capt. Abraham CRANE, die Dec. 20, 1842, Æ 72.
Eliza, his daughter, wife of J. R. CROCKER, at Augusta, Geo., June 6, 1839. Æ 28.
Abrahm CRANE, Died at Hillsboro, Geo. May 20, 1845, Æ 43.
No mortal woes Can reach the peacful sleeper here
While Angels watch his soft repose.
In Memory of Mr. Benjamin CRANE, who died March 11, 1816. Aged 44 years.
David CRANE, May 28, 1797. April 23, 1848.
Pamelia Deming, his wife, Nov. 8, 1800. Dec. 29, 1872.
Children of David & Pamelia Crane.
Maria F. Sept. 24, 1823. July 20, 1887.
David, Mar. 13, 1826. Jan. 29, 1882.
Levi D. June 26, 1835. Dec. 2, 1847.
Elizabeth T. Palmer, wife of Abraham CRANE, Died at Evans Mills, N. Y. Oct. 18, 1865. Æ 59.
Hannah CRANE, wife of Ambrose CRANE, died Jan. 29, 1837. Aged 21 Yrs.
Thy finger Death has prest her brow.
While yet in early bloom, And calmly she reposes now, Within the silent tomb.
George CARTER, died Dec. 25, 1833. Æ.
In Memory of Mr. Joseph CRANE, Who died Jan. 21st 1811, in the 56th year of his age.
Also of Joseph CRANE, Junr. who died Oct. 17, 1805, in the 22nd year of his age.
Josephine E. daughter of Abraham & Elizabeth CRANE, Died in Augusta, Geo., Dec. 16, 1873. Æ 37.
Not lost but gone before.
Levi D. Son of David & Pamelia CRANE, died Dec. 2, 1847, aged 12.
In Memory of Mr.s Lydia CRANE, wife of Mr. John CRANE, who departed his life Augst 1st AD. 1790. In the 78th Year of her Age.
In Memory of Mary, wife of Capt. Abraham CRANE, who died May 20, 1813, aged 67.
Also of Huldah, wife of Capt. Abraham CRANE, Jr., who died May 15, 1813, aged 39.
Mary CRANE, died Dec. 30, 1878. Aged 80.
Prudence W. wife of Abraham CRANE, Born Feb. 27, 1787. Died Jan. 17, 1861.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
In Memory of Rebecca, wife of Abraham CRANE, who died Nov'r 15th 1794, in the 82d Year of her age.
In Memory of William, son of Joseph & Abigail CRANE, who died Aug. 9, 1820, aged 20.
Here lieth the body of Mr. Moses CROFT, who departed this life December the 30 1718, in the 80th year of his age.
Here lyeth Ye body of Mr. John CURTIS Who died Novemb'r 7th 1712 in Ye 45 year of his age.
In Memory of Mr. Joseph CURTISS, he died Dec. ye 31st 1765, in ye 92 Year of his Age.
In Memory of Mrs. Dorothy wife of Mr. Joseph CURTISS, who died April 18, 1760, in ye 79 Year of her Age.
Joseph CURTISS, died Mar. 6, 1848, aged 71.
Abiah Seely, his wife, died June 18, 1847, aged 77.
Josiah CURTIS, Died April 26, 1863. Æ 83.
Anna, wife of Josiah CURTIS, Died Mar. 29, 1803. Æ 24.
Betsey, wife of Josiah CURTIS, Died Apr. 1, 1863, Æ 82.
Emily, daughter of Josiah & Betsey CURTIS, Died Sept. 14, 1840. Æ 27.
Betsey Ann Perry, daughter of Josiah & Betsey CURTIS. Died Aug. 26, 1864. Æ 56.
Josiah CURTIS, M. D., died in London, Eng. Aug. 1, 1883. Æ 67.
Henry B. OATMAN, died Aug. 18, 1895. Æ 82.
Lavinia, wife of Henry B. OATMAN, died Feb. 13, 1842. Æ 22.
Henry Lavinius, son of H. B. & L. OATMAN, Died July 17, 1848. Æ 6 Y. 6 M.
Samuel, Son of Samuel & Lois CURTIS. Dec'd August ye 1st 1737; Aged 14 Days.
Eliza DAMERY, born Mar. 17, 1836. Died Oct. 8, 1892.
William DAMERY, died Dec 16, 1869, aged 35.
Annie F., his wife.
Willie H. their son, died July 4, 1865, aged 2 y's & 8 m's.
Katie F. daughter of Henry & Mary FORD, born Feb. 2, 1868, died Dec. 15, 1872.
George, their son, born Apr. 6, 1869, died May 12, 1869.
Elizabeth Saltonstall, wife of Silas DEAN. Born June 12, 1742. Died June 9, 1777.
Egbert DECKER. 1844-1894.
Harold Watson DECKER. 1882-1882.
In Memory of Abel DEMING, who died May 6, 1820. Age 73.
Allyn DEMING, Died April 15, 1847. Æ 85.
Patience DEMING, Died Sept. 9, 1834. Æ 68.
Allyn S. DEMING, Died at New Orleans, May 1821, Æ 27.
Roswell, Died Nov 15, 1800. Æ 2 days.
Ann, wife of Charles DEMING, aged 27 years, died June 1711.
In Memory of Miss Anna DEMING, who died July 22-d 1815, Aged 79 years.
The Memory of the Just is blessed.
In Memory of Anna, relict of Henry DEMING, who died Sept. 13, 1839. Aged 86.
Her end was peace.
Catherine DEMING, died May 18, 1843. Æ 61.
Charles W. DEMING, born March 20, 1847, drowned Nov. 29, 1871.
Chauncey W. DEMING died July 20, 1872. Aged 81.
Eunice Boardman, his wife, died Jan. 20, 1844. Aged 53.
Children of Chauncey W. and Eunice B. DEMING.
Allyn S. died Sept. 15, 1824. Aged 15 Mos.
Allyn S. died Sept. 22, 1877. Aged 46 Yrs.
In Memory of Lieut David DEMING, he died Feb'r 17th 1771, in ye 75 Year of his Age.
In Memory of Mrs. Martha, wife of Lieut. David DEMING, She died Sept'r 7th 1763 in ye 62 Year of her Age.
In Memory of Mr. Deliverence DEMING, who departed this Life Aug'st 26th 1782. Aged 36 years.
Let not the dead forgotten lie.
Lset men forget that they must die. .
In Memory of Miss Elizabeth DEMING, Daughter of Mr. Henry & Mrs. Anna DEMMING, who died July 14th, 1801, in the 18-th Year of her age..
Elizabeth [Probably DEMING] died April 5, 1851, Æ 64..
Erastus B. DEMING, died Mar. 21, 1869, Æ 55.
David W. DEMING, died Nov. 21, 1864. Æ 25.
Here sleeps in Jesus Eunice BOARDMAN, wife of Charles W. DEMING, Died Jan. 20, 1844. Æ 53.
If we believe that Jesus died and rose
again, even so them also which sleep
in Jesus will God bring with him. .
Their Son, Allyn S. Died Sept. 15, 1824. Æ 15 mo.
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Harriot DEMING, Daughter of Capt. Thomas NEWSON, who died Jan. 26-th 1810. Aged 28 years.
Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are. While on his breast I lean my head.
And breathe my life out sweetly there.
In Memory of Mr. Henry DEMING. Merchant, who died June 23d 1798. Aged 46 Years.
Henry DEMING, died Aug. 29, 1880. Aged 84.
Mary Wells, wife of Henry DEMING, died April 28, 1876. Aged 79.
Sarah J. DEMING, wife of E. B. MILLER, died Jan. 18, 1855. aged 23 years.