Five Small Cemeteries, Darien,CT
These records have been contributed by Fairfield County, CT researcher Barbara Kaye. The data has been collected from several sources, including the Hale Cemetery Collection (see history, below).
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The Charles R. Hale Collection of Headstone Inscriptions resides at the Connecticut State Library. Charles Hale was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In 1916, he became involved in locating and decorating the graves of Revolutionary and Civil War veterans in his home town of Rocky Hill. In order to make it easier to find these graves, he decided to record each veteran's name, date of death and military service. He was persuaded by State Librarian George S.Godard to search also for veterans of other wars.
In 1919, the General Assembly made an appropriation to carry on this work throughout the State. In 1933 and 1934, with grants from the F.E.R.A. and the W.P.A., Mr. Hale began copying and indexing the essential information from every headstone in the State. Two copies of these listings were deposited in the State Library. Records for individual towns were made available to libraries and historical societies throughout Connecticut.
Note: These records may contain errors in dates or names.Some errors were made either at the time of the survey of the cemeteries orduring the transcription in 1935. One common error in reading old headstonesis mistaking a four for a one.We have tried very hard to avoid creating newerrors during the retyping of this data for the internet. In addition, we have attempted to correct some of the original errors, either by revisiting these cemeteries or by recalculating dates or ages based on known dates of birth for some of these people. However, some of the stones that were legible in 1934 are either missing or no longer legible.
I have also attempted to identify these people, using census and other vital records. Anything added within brackets like these [ ] indicates a suggestion as to the identity of the person. If a wife's name does not include a separate surname, it is not known at this time. Many couples in early Darien were second or third cousins with the same surname.There are many surnames that have several alternate spellings. (See spellings for a list of common surnames and their alternate spellings.) Some people appear in more than one listing because some graves were moved to newer cemeteries, new stones were carved, and the old stones were left behind. Although much of the data on the various families in early Darienis accurate, there will always be errors, many of which are found in published genealogies. It is recommended that you write to theTown Clerk's office for death or birth certificates for your ancestors. If you have documentation that supplies any missing information or corrects an error, please email Barbara Kaye.
Pelton Cemetery - 405-21
Most stones removed to Spring Grove Cemetery
Raymond Cemetery - 405-22
Copied by H. D. Byrnes, Dec. 18, 1934.
Raymond, Eliza, died Nov. 27, 1880, age 73 yrs. 9 mos. [Eliza Turney, daughter of Daniel Turney & Elizabeth Gilbert]
Raymond, Waters, died Oct. 4, 1857, age 52 yrs. 8 mos. 2 days.
Tuttle, Martha, wife of Enos, died Jan. 4, 1872, age 91 yrs. 7 mos. 21 days. [Martha Fancher, daughter of David Fancher & Martha Holmes]
Tuttle, Enos, died Sept. 13, 1848, died 69 yrs. 5 mos. 23 days.
Fansher, David, died Mar. 15, 1817, age 75 yrs. [son of David & Sarah Fancher]
Fansher, Martha, wife of David, died Sept. 9, 1813, age 72 yrs. [Martha Holmes, daughter of John Holmes & Rebecca Bell]
Lockwood Cemetery - 405-23
Copied by H. D. Byrnes, Jan. 9, 1935.
Waterbury, Gideon, Jr., died Oct. 26, 1802, age 38 yrs.
Sheldon, Israel, died July 11, 1840, age 56 yrs.
Lockwood, Phinehas, died Dec. 7, 1847, age 77 yrs. 20 days. [son of Jacob Lockwood and Catherine Knapp]
Lockwood, Mary Hendrie, wife of Phinehas, died Feb. 24, 1820, age 41 yrs. 4 mos. 9 days. [daughter of William Hendrie & Hannah Lockwood]
Fitch's Cemetery - 405-25
Copied Wm. J. Banks, Dec. 20, 1934.
Fitch, William, died July 7, 1866, age 66 yrs.
Fitch, William Rochester, grandson of William, son of A.B. & Eliza H., born Jan. 7, 1864, died July 23, 1869.
Fitch, Charlotte, [widow of Stephen Fitch] died Sept. 29, 1852, age 89 yrs. [Charlotte Selleck]
How Cemetery - 405-26
Copied by H. D. Byrnes, Jan. 2, 1935.
How, Jacob, died Mar. 26, 1804, age 57 yrs. [son of David How and Rebecca Whiting]