Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT, "Church Street," Newington Cemetery & Glastonbury Cemetery

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

[Transcribed by Jane Devlin]



"CHURCH STREET," NEWINGTON CEMETERY


The Episcopal parish of Wethersfield & Worthington was chartered 14 Sep 1797, the application being signed by David STEELE and seven others. The edifice was erected at the south end of Church Street, on the east side, was 50x40 feet in dimensions, and was called "Christ's Church." A cemetery was laid out across the street from the church, and for nearly thirty years the inhabitants of that faith within a radius of ten miles met here for worship and burial. This was in the southwest part of Newington. The building was sold for one hundred and fifteen dollars by a committee to Jabez DICKINSON, 17 Nov 1826, and a few years later the society located in New Britain, where it is now known as "St. Mark's." The earliest stone bears the date 27 Aug 1803, and is that of Sophia, daughter of David & Lucy GILBERT. The yard is practically abandoned to-day as a place of burial, the last intermant having been in August 1886, though one or two families in the neighborhood own lots there, in which they bury their dead.

INSCRIPTIONS
Copied by Edwin Stanley Welles

  • Aziel BELDEN d. 1 Dec 1830, Aged 60 yrs
  • Azubah, Wife of Aziel BELDEN, d. 4 Mar 1809, Aged 35 yrs
  • Mary BLINN d. 14 Jul 1871, 42
  • Iterum conveniemus
    Jerusha, Wife of Gilbert E. COLLINS Departed this Life in the city of Brooklyn, L. I., 2 Apr 1851, Aged 28 yrs, 8 mos, 4 dys
    ~ Farewell dear one: Alas, no more we'll see ~ Thy mortal here; thy spirit dwells above: ~ Earth's hopes now flead; this Tribute ere shall be, ~ A sweet Remembrance of undying love. ~
  • James COLVIN d. 9 Jan 1869, 69
  • Ann DEMING d. 28 Apr 1849, Aged 68
    Stanley DEMING d. 20 Apr 1839, Aged 21
  • Mother - Ann Maria, Wife of Elizur DEMING, d. 9 Aug 1886, Aged 65
  • Elizur DEMING d. 7 Dec 1827, Aged 77
  • Elizur DEMING d. 8 Dec 1847, Aged 66
  • Father - Elizur DEMING d. 27 Aug 1876, Aged 61
  • Elliott W., Son of Elizur & Ann M. DEMING, d. 24 May 1867, Aged 17 yrs
    ~ Gone, but not forgotten. ~
  • In Memory of Jerusha DEMING, Wife of Thomas DEMING, who died 4 May 1821, 48
  • In Memory of Mrs Lusina, Wife of Mr. Elizur DEMING, who died 9 Dec 1818: 66
  • In Memory of Mabel, Wife of Roger DEMING, who died 26 Jan 1811, 44
  • Sarah, Wife of Elizur DEMING, d. 22 May 1852, Aged 56
  • Selden DEMING d. 18 Jul 1885, Aged 78
  • In Memory of Thomas DEMING, who died 29 Sep 1827, Aged 72
  • Thomas S., Son of Thomas & Jerush DEMING, d. 25 Sep 1806, 14 mos
    Also an infant
  • William L. DEMING, d. 20 Dec 1872, Aged 23
  • Adelia O., Son of Ralph & Jerusha DICKENSON, d. 24 Mar 1858, 28
    ~ Dearest sister, thou hast left me. ~ Here thy loss I deep feel; ~ But 'tis God that hath bereft me, ~ He can all my sorrow heal. ~
  • In Memory of Jerusha, Wife of Ralph DICKENSON, d. 8 Mar 1868
  • Mary L. DICKENSON, d. 6 Oct 1889, 16 yrs
  • In Memory of Ralph DICKENSON, who died 30 May 1839, 43
    ~ We mourn tee with a hold trust, ~ That marks alne the pathway of the just, ~ And yet we weep and still deplore; ~ The friend that's left us for a happier shore. ~
  • Ralph DICKENSON, d. 24 May 1874, 53
    ~ The memory of the Just is blessed. ~ He lived in fath, died in hope, ~ and hath gone to his reward. ~ Beloved husband rest with God ~
  • In Memory of Rodulphas, Son of Ralph & Jerusha DICKENSON, d. 25 Nov 1824, Aged 4 mos.
  • In Memory of Sarah Elizabeth, Daughter of Ralph & Jerusha DICKENSON, who died 23 Jul 1837, 10
  • Lucy, Wife of Nathaniel DICKERSON, d. 25 Jun 1853, Aged 83
    ~ My soul my body I will trust, ~ With him who numbers every dust; ~ My Saviour, faithfully will keep ~ His own; their death is but A sleep. ~
  • In Memory of Nathaniel DICKERSON who died 30 Mar 1837, 78
    Gentlely he passed lifes closing day, ~ Humbly on God his trust relied; ~ Firmly he tread faiths narrow way, ~ Hoping in Jesus calmly died. ~
  • C. C. GILBERT, d. 28 Aug 1849, 18 mos
  • Douglas R. GILBERT, d. 19 Sep 1858, 20
  • In Memory of Hannah, Wife of Jonathan GILBERT, who died 23 May 1823, 78
    ~ In grateful memory ~ To a parent dear, ~ Her mourning children ~ Place this marble here. ~
  • Ira GILBERT d. 6 Dec 1869, Aged 63
  • Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Jonathan GILBERT. He was one of the first Wardens of Christ's Church; And departed this life 8 Dec 1805, in the 61st Year of His Age
    ~ His life was virtuous and useful; ~ His death was serene, calm and peacful. ~
  • In Memory of Mr. Jonathan GILBERT, Warden of an Episcopal Church; who died 17 May 1809, Aged 41 yrs
  • In Memory of Laura GILBERT, Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Eunice GILBERT; who died 10 May 1809, Aged 15 yrs
  • In Memory of Lowrey GILBERT, Son of Mr. David & Mrs. Lucy GILBERT, who died 7 Nov 1815, 20
  • In Memory of Mrs. Lucy, Wife of Mr. David GILBERT, who died 12 Aug 1815, 43
  • In Memory of Sophia, Daughter of David & Lucy GILBERT, who Departed this Life 27 Aug 1803, Aged 3 yrs
  • Cora J. GRAY d. 9 Feb 1882, 3 yrs, 4 mos, 13 dys
  • Hattie I. GRAY d. 4 Oct 1877, 2 yrs, 5 mos, 12 dys
  • John H. GRAY d. 19 Sep 1877, 7 yrs, 10 mos, 18 dys
  • Abi, Wife of David KELSEY, d. 11 Apr 1870, 67
    Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
  • David KELSEY d. 20 may 1858, 79
  • In Memory of Kezia KELSEY, Consort of Enoch KELSEY, who died 27 Mar 1810, Aged 54 yrs
  • In Memory of Lovicy, Wife of David KELSEY, who died 27 Aug 1823, 40
  • In Memory of Mariann, Daughter of David & Lovicy KELSEY, who died 23 Aug 1823, 9
  • Martha Ann, Daughter of John H. & Ann KNOWLES, d. 1 Nov 1830, Aged 2 mos, 15 dys
  • Lillie G., Daughter of W. M. & H. E. RICHARDS, d. 3 Nov 1878, 3 yrs, 5 mos, 22 dys
  • David E. ROWLEY, b. 30 Mar 1828, d. 8 Aug 1892
    Sarah B., His Wife, b. 21 Feb 1833
  • Mary R. ROWLEY d. 24 Nov 1884, Aged 61
  • Sylvester E., 1
    Lucretia A., 2
    H. S. & A. WARNER
    ~ As your are now so once was I, ~ As I am now so you must be. ~ Prepare for death and follow me. ~




GLASTONBURY CEMETERY

The present town of Glastonbury, lying on the east side of the Connecticut River, did not become separated from the mother town until October, 1693, at which time the church was organized, although its incorporation dates from May, 1690. On May 4, 1892, two of the inhabitants, Samuel SMITH & John HUBBARD, granted to the town a plot of ten acres for the erection of a meeting-house and for a burying ground. The only enlargement of this cemetery was in 1862, when two acres were added on the east. The earliest stone is that of Eunice (CHESTER) STEVENS, wife of the Rev. Timothy STEVENS, dated 4 Jun 1698. The following inscriptions were intended to include only those who were born previous to the separation in 1693, athough for convenience they comprise all born before 1700.

INSCRIPTIONS

  • Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mrs Mary BENTON, Relict to Mr. Edward BENTON, who died 3 May 1756, in ye 74 Year of Her Age
  • Here Lieth ye Body of Thomas BUCK, who died 30 Aug 1732, Aged 70 yrs
    ~ An Honest ~ A Faithfull Servant ~ My Glass is Run, ~ & Work is Done ~
  • Here lies the Body of Mrs. Prudence DEWOOLF, who died 16 Jun 1737, in ye 61st Year of Her Age
  • Here lies the Body of Elisabeth, Wife of Ebenezer FOX, who died 20 Feb 1746, in the 57 Year of Her Age
  • Here Lieth the Body of Joseph FOX, who Departed this Life 24 May 1733, in the 38 Year of His Age
  • Here lyeth the body of Hannha, the Wife of Richard GOODRICH, who died 23 Sep 1721, Aged 30 yrs
  • Here lyes the body of Mr. David HALE, who died 31 Mar 1718, in the 18 Year of His Age
  • Here lies Interr'd the Remains of Jonathan HALE, Esq'r, who after having Serv'd his Generation in Several Offices of Trust With Faithfulness, fell aSleep 2 Jul 1772, in the 76th Year of His Age
  • Here lyeth the body of Marcy HALE, Wife of Thomas HALE, Junr, who died 21 Aug 1719, Aged 38 yrs
    ~ Here lies one wh ~ os lifes thrads ~ cut asunder she ~ was strcked dead ~ by a clap of thunder. ~
  • Here Lyeth burid the body of Mrs. Mary HALE, who died 18 Feb 1714-15, Aged 48 yrs, 2 mos, 18 dys
  • In Memory of Mrs. Mary HALE, Former Wife of Mr. Josiah HOLLISTER, Junr., Late Wife of Jon'th HALE, Esqr., who died 18 Jan 1780, in ye 82nd Year of Her Age
  • Here Lieth ye Body of Naomi HALE, who died 17 May 1735, in the 79th Year of Her Age
  • Here lieth inhumed the body of Mr. Samuel HALE, Esqr., of late one of Her Maj'ties Justices of the Peace, who died on the 18th day of November, 1711, and in the 67 Year of His Age
  • Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Sarah HALE, Wife of Jonathan HALE, Esq'r, who Departed this Life, 15 Jan 1743, in the 44th Year of Her Age
    Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Hannah HALE, Wife of Jonathan HALE, Esq'r, who died 26 May 1749, in the 54th Year of Her Age
  • Here lies Enterd ye Body of Mrs. Sarah HALE, Late Wife of Mr. Timothy HAEL, who died 20 Sep 1770, in the 70th Year of Her Age
  • Here lieth the body of Mr. Thomas HALE, who died 23 Dec 1723, in the 70th Year of His Age
  • Here Lyes the Body of Mr. Thomas HALE, who died 4 Jul1750, in ye 66th Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Mr. Timothy HALE, who died 9 Aug 1784, in ye 92nd Year of His Age
    ~ Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. ~
  • Here lyeth ye body of Mrs. Abijah, Wife of Sargt. John HOLLISTER, who died 28 Aug 1719, Aged about 47 yrs
  • Here lyeth the body of Ann, Wife of Joseph HOLLISTER, who died 5 Oct 1712, being in the 34 Year of Her Age
  • In Memory of Mrs. Charity HOLLISTER, Wife of Mr. David HOLLISTER, who Departed this Life 12 Jan 1786, in the 89th Year of Her Age
  • Hltbo Mr. David HOLLISTER, Departed this Life 27 Dec 1753, in the 76th Year of His Age
  • Here lyes Inter'd the Body of Dorathy, the Wife of Mr. Thomas HOLLISTER, who died 5 Oct 1741, in the 64th Year of Her Age
  • Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. John HOLLISTER, who died 13 Dec 1714, in the 73rd Year of His Age
  • Here lies interr'd the Body of Mr. Joseph HOLLISTER, who Departed this Life 5 Jul 1746, inthe 72nd Year of His Age
  • Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. Joseph HOLLISTER, Junior, who died 8 Oct 1746, in the 50th Year of His Age
  • Here lies the Body of Lieut. Josiah HOLLISTER, who died 3 Jan 1749, in the 53rd Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Mrs. Martha HOLLISTER, wido to Mr. Joseph HOLLISTER, d. 12 Jul 1777, in ye 79th Year of Her Age
  • Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. Thomas HOLLISTER, who died 12 Oct 1741, in the 70 Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Dec. Ephraim HUBBARD, who died 14 Sep 1780, in ye 85th Year of His Age
  • Here Lieth the body of Mary, the Wife of Mr. John HUBBARD, Sen'r, who died 8 mar 1721-2, in the 62 Year of Her Age
  • Here Lieth ye Body of Mary, Wife of John HUBBARD, jr., who died May 1735, in ye 52 Year of Her Age
  • Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary, Wife of Dec. Ephraim HUBBARD, who died 8 Mar 1772, in the 76 Year of Her Age
  • Here lieth the body of Mr. John HULING, Aged 51 yrs, who Departed this Life 8 Nov 1709
  • The Remains of Mr. Benjamin JUDD, who Departed this Life 30 Jan 1774, in the 77th Year of His Age
    ~ The living view the sle ~ eping in the Grave, ~ The Dead replies learn ~ how your Souls to Save. ~
  • Here Lies Inter'd Mrs. Sarah JUDD, ye Wife of Mr. Benjamin JUDD, who died 1 May 1770, Aged 73 yrs, of a Good Character, much Lamented by her Acquaintance and Neighbors
    ~ Blessed are the Dead That die in the Lord. ~
  • In Memory of Mr. Abraham KILBORN, who died 20 Apr 1779 in ye 79th Year of His Age
  • Here Lieth the Body of Mr. Jno KILBORN, who died 25 Nov 1711, in ye 60th Year of His Age
  • Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Mary KILBORN, Wife of Mr. Abrah'm KILBORN, who died 5 Aug 1751, in the 62nd Year of Her Age
  • Here lyeth interred ye body of Eleazer KIMBERLY, Esq'r, late Sec'ry. The 1st male born in Newhaven, 70, d. 3 Feb 1709
  • Here lies interred the Body of Mrs. Ruth KIMBERLY, Relict of Thomas KIMBERLY Esq'r, Dec'd, who died 14 May 1737, Aged 55 yrs
  • Here lieth interred the body of Thomas KIMBERLY, Esq., one of His Majesties Justices of the Peace & Quorum, Speaker in the House of Representatives, &c. In all of which trusts his eminent abilitys distinguished him. He was the son of Eleazer KIMBERLY, Esq. Aged 48 yrs & 4 mos, b. Sep 1861 & expired 29 Jan 1729-30
  • Here Lieth ye Body of Keziah, ye Wife of Mr. John LOVELAND, who Departed this Life 10 mar 1741, Aged 55 yrs, 1 mo.
  • Here lies the Body of Mr. Samuel LUKES, who died 1 Jun 1727, about 50 yrs of age.
  • Here lieth interred the body of Cap. Joseph MAUDSLY, who was b. 21 Dec 1670 & d. 15 Aug 1719
  • In Memory of Mr. William MILLER, who died 4 Jan 1757 in ye 64th Year of His Age
  • Mrs. Abigail MERICk, once the Amiable Consort of Capt. Josep MOSELEY of this Place, but late Relict of Mr. James MERICK of Springfield, who Departed this Life, 18 Apr 1773 in ye 93d Year of Her Age
    ~ Both young and old ~ to Death must bow ye Head, ~ Like me be cold ~ and numbered with ye Dead. ~
  • Here lie interred ye remains of Capt. Abner MOSELEY, who died 11 Feb 1766, in ye 66th Year of His Age.
    ~ Thus speaks ye Lord, ~ Ye dead arise & lo ye ~ Graves obey, & waking ~ Saints with joyful eyes ~ Behold th' expected Day ~
  • Here Lieth the Body of Feles, Wife of Mr. Thomas PE---T, who died Jan 1730-1, Aged about 65
  • Here lieth the body of Mr. Benjamin SMITH who died 20 Jan 1730-31, Aged about 78 yrs
  • Here lies the Body of Mr. Gershom SMITH, who died 28 Aug 1747, in the 68th Year of His Age
  • Here Lieth ye Body of Mrs. Hannah, ye Wido of Mr. Benia SMITH, who died 27 May 1734, Aged 66 yrs
  • Here lieth the body of Lieut. Joseph SMITH, who died 6 Nov 1725, Aged about 75 yrs
  • In Memory of Mr. Joseph SMITH, who died 10 Oct 1782, in ye 88th Year of His Age
    ~ Behold and see as you Pass by, ~ as you are Now so wonce was I, ~ as I am now so must you be, ~ Prepare for Death & follow me. ~
  • Heare lyeth the body of Mary SMITH, Wife of Richard SMITH Seaner, who died about the age upon the 7 day of May, 1704
  • Here Lies the Body of Mary SMITH, Daughter of Sam'll SMITH, Esq'r & His Wife, b. 18 Jan 1682, d. 26 Aug 1719 [the rest illegible]
  • The Remains of Capt. Richard SMITH, Senr., who died 4 Jul 1716, Aged About 63 yrs
  • Heare lieth the body of Richard SMITH, juner, who died in the 16 Year of His Age, 19 Jul 1703
  • Here Lies ye Body of Samuel SMITH, Esq'r, b. 10 Jun 1640, d. 4 Nov 1732, 92
    ~ Elect & Faithful, A man of faith & ~ prayer in Hope of a Blessed ~ Resurrection ~
  • Here lies the body of Jane, Wife of Sam'll SMITH, Esq'r, who died 26 Apr 1718, Aged 61 yrs, whose chareter see Prov. 31, 10 to the end of the Chap.
  • The Remains of Mrs. Alice STEVENS, who died 10 Mar 1714, 40
  • Here lies interred the body of Mrs. Eunice STEVENS, who died on the 31 day of the 31 Year of His Age, 16 Jun 1698
  • Mrs. Sarah STEVENS d. 25 Sep 1717, in the 21 Year of Her Age
  • Here lieth interred the body of the Rev'd Mr. Timothy STEVENS, the late faithful Pastor of the Church of Christ in GLASSENBURY, who died 14 Apr 1726, in the 61 Year of His Age
  • Here Lieth Inhumed the Body of Deacon Benjamin TALCOTT, who died 12 Nov 1727, in the 54 Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth TALCOTT, Wife of Deacon Nathanal TALCOTT, who died 26 Aug 1761, in ye 76th Year of Her Age
  • In Memory of Nath'll TALCOT, Dec'n of ye Church of Christ in Clastenbury, who died 30 Jan 1758, Aged 80th yr Wanting 9 days
  • Here lyes the body of Sarah, Wife of Leut. TALLCOTT, who died 15 Oct 1715, in ye 39 Year of Her Age
  • Here lieth buried the body of Mr. Thomas TREAT, who died 17 Jan 1712-13, about 44 yrs
  • Here Lies the Body of doct'r Joseph TRYON, who died 4 Apr 1738, in the 67 Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth, Relict of Mr. Thdas WELLS, who died 20 May 1782, in ye 85th Year of Her Age
  • Here Lies Interr'd Ye Body of Mrs. Martha WELLES, Consort of Thomas WELLES, Esq'r, Assistant, who died 4 Jul 1763, in ye 72d Year of His Age
  • Here lies Interred the Body of Mrs. Ruth WELLS, Relict of Capt. Samuel WELLS Dec'd, who died 30 mar 1742 in the 83d Year of Her Age
  • Here Lieth In Terred ye Body of Capt. Samuel WELLES who died 28 Aug 1731 in ye 72 Year of His Age
  • In Memory of Mr. Thaddeus WELLS who died 22 Dec 1780, in ye 86th Year of His Age
  • Here Lyes Inter'd Ye Body of ye Hon'ble Thomas WELLES, Esq'r, who Departed this Life 14 May 1767, in ye 75th Year of His Age
    ~ Blessed are ye Dead That Die in ye Lord ~
  • Here lyeth the body of John WICKHAM, who Departed this Life 28 Nov 1718, Aged 22 yrs, 7 mos, 14 dys
  • Here lies Interr'd the Body of Mr. Daniel WRIGHT, who died 8 Jun 1764, Aged 90 yrs
  • Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Ellin WRIGHT, Wife of Mr. Daniel WRIGHT, who died 27 Sep 1749, in ye 79th Year of Her Age

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