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The USGenWeb Project Fairfield County, Connecticut

Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Stevens Cemetery - 405-14

At Woodway Country Club at end of driving range
Current condition: poor—many stones illegible or broken


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). In addition, thanks to volunteer photographer, Kristen Riolo, (http://www.priceless-memories.net) a professional photojournalist, digital photographs of the stones in this cemetery are available upon request. Please indicate the name of the cemetery and the person, when you request a photograph. Send your requests to Barbara Kaye at barbarak1775@aol.com
We need you!   If you live near a cemetery in Fairfield County, CT and wish to contribute data or add additional information to an existing cemetery collection, please email Barbara Kaye.  She will see to it that your information is added. If you are interested in volunteering to transcribe other cemetery records, we'll help get you started!

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.

These records may contain errors in dates or names. Some errors were made either at the time of the survey of the cemeteries or during the transcription in 1935. One common error in reading old headstones is mistaking a four for a one.We have tried very hard to avoid creating new errors 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 Fairfield County 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 Darien is accurate, there will always be errors, many of which are found in published genealogies. It is recommended that you write to the Town 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.

                                               Stevens Cemetery - 405-14
9806   WEED
9807   Weed, Noah B., born May 8, 1811, died Apr. 13, 1887.
          [top half of stone laying on ground]
          Weed, Charlotte B., wife of Noah B., born Feb. 4, 1811. [living in 1880]
9808   Stevens, Peter Lewis, son of Harvey & Caroline, died May 5, 1884, age 23 yrs.
          9 mos. 2 days.
9809   Stevens, Albert Harvey, son of Harvey & Caroline, died Mar. 5, 1884, age 19 yrs.
          6 mos. 27 days.
9810   Stevens, Mary Eleanor, son of Harvey & Caroline, died Aug. 7, 1883, age 19 yrs.
          [stone on ground]
          Stevens, J. Harvey, died Feb. 18, 1875, age 53 yrs. 4 mos. 9 days.
                [James H. Stevens, son of Peter Stevens & Betsey Fancher]
9811   Stevens, Caroline E. Tallmadge, wife of James Harvey, born Feb. 25, 1828,
          died Apr. 7, 1900.
                [daughter of Hiram Talmadge & Lavina ?]
9797   Tallmadge, Lavina, wife of Hiram, died Nov. 18, 1878, age 74 yrs. 1 mo.
          25 days.
          Tallmadge, Hiram, died Sept. 29, 1858, age 59 yrs. 6 mos.
                [possibly son of Seymour Talmadge & Sarah Stevens]
9815   Tallmadge, Obadiah S., died May 13, 1826. age 22 yrs.
                [possibly son of Seymour Talmadge & Sarah Stevens]
9814   Tallmadge, Betsy, died May 1810, age 15 yrs.
                [daughter of Seymour Talmadge & Sarah Hoyt]
          Tallmadge, Seymour, died Mar. 30, 1811, age 38 yrs.
                [son of Seymour Talmadge & Sarah Hoyt]
9812   Tallmadge, Sally, relict of Seymour, died Jan. 3, 1859, age 84 yrs.
                [Sarah Stevens, daughter of Obadiah Stevens & Sarah Skelding]
          Seely, Mary, widow of Henry, died Feb. 20, 1864, age 83 yrs.
9800   Philips, Alexander S., born Apr. 11, 1831, died Aug. 19, 1834.
9799   Talmage, Lewis, son of Hiram & Levina, died Sept. 22, 1826, age 10 mos.
9798   Stevens, Betsey M., wife of John W., died Apr. 16, 1845, age 22 yrs. 6 mos.
9796   Miller, George W., died Jan.13, 1865, age 46 yrs. 2 mos. 19 days.
9801   Stevens, Hanford, born Jan. 11, 1802, died Jan. 24, 1882.
                [son of Peter Stevens & Betsey Fancher] [stone now mostly illegible]
9802   Stevens, Elizabeth, wife of Hanford, born Nov. 14, 1811, died Aug. 9, 1890.
                [Elizabeth Clock, possibly daughter of Martin Clock & Tammy Sherwood]
9803   Spencer, Amelia, wife of William, died Nov. 27, 1856, age 52 yrs. 5 mos.
          12 days. [stone now broken]
9805   Stevens, William, son of Peter & Betsey, died July 28, 1835, age 20 yrs.
9804   Stevens, Sherman, son of Peter & Betsey, died Feb. 1, 1832, age 24 yrs. 8 mos.
          3 days.
          Stevens, Betsey, wife of Peter, died Jan. 12, 1856, age 73 yrs. 5 mos. 13 days.
                [Betsey Fancher]
          Stevens, Peter, died Oct. 26, 1865, age 88 yrs. 1 mo. 2 days.
                [son of Obadiah Stevens & Sarah Skelding]

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