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The USGenWeb Project Fairfield County, Connecticut

Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Smith Cemetery
- 411-02

at the intersection of Jelliff Mill Road
and Spring Water Lane,
New Canaan, 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). 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, and the photo number on the left when you request a photograph. If there is no number, there is no photo available. 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 Fairfield County 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.

Smith Cemetery - 411-02

at the intersection of Jelliff Mill Road
& Spring Water Lane
New Canaan, CT
This cemetery is in poor condition. Most of the stones are either broken, 
laying on the ground, illegible or missing.

0027    Weed, Betsey, Aunt, wife of Abraham Weed, died Dec. 24, 1876, age 82 yrs. 9 mos. 11 days.
           Waterbury, Deodate, died Sept. 22, 1830, age 67 yrs. 5 mos.
                [son of Benjamin Waterbury & Abigail Sherwood]
0028    Waterbury, Mary, wife of Deodate, died Oct. 16, 1844, age 79 yrs. 10 mos.

                [Mary Wardwell, daughter of William Wardwell & Abigail Bishop]
           Waterbury, Isaac, died Aug. 22, 1858, age 68 yrs. 10 mos. 20 days.
 (stone broken).
                [son of Isaac Waterbury & Mary Wardwell]
0030    Waterbury, Nancy, wife of Isaac, died Jan. 21, 1875, age 72 yrs. 2 mos. 22 days.
0019    Waterbury, Mary L., daughter of Isaac & Nancy, died Sept. 23, 1861, age 16 yrs. 1 mo. 17 days.
[stone broken].
0022    Waterbury, Nancy M., daughter of Isaac & Nancy, died Mar. 28, 1849, age 10 mos. 18 days.
           Waterbury, John M., son of Isaac & Nancy, died June 30, 1838, age 1 yr. 10 mos. 30 days.
0024    Waterbury, Isaac N., son of Isaac & Nancy, died June 17, 1838, age 1 yr. 10 mos. 17 days.
0017    Waterbury, Rachel L., daughter of Jesse & Louisa, died May 28, 1842, age 10 mos. 25 days.
0014    Waterbury, Jesse, died May 15, 1866, age 73 yrs. 5 mos. 8 days.
0013    Waterbury, Louisa, wife of Jesse, died June 10, 1842, age 34 yrs. 1 mo. 3 days.

0012    Waterbury, Jesse, died June 27, 1871, age 74 yrs. 4 mos. 25 days.
stone broken; top half missing).
           Nichols, Jesse Waterbury, son of John William & Sarah E.
[Waterbury], died May 11, 1855, age 4 yrs. 4 mos. 19 days.
0004    Nichols, John William, son of John William & Sarah E., died Mar. 28, 1867, age 11 mos. 23 days.
0016    Reynolds, Deborah, died Jan. 31, 1855, age 81 yrs. 1 mo. 8 days.
           Smith, Stephen H., born 1841, died 1924.
                [son of Minot Smith & Laura Draper]
           Smith, Mary, wife of Stephen H., born 1846, died [1937].
           Smith, Laura Ann, daughter of Minot & Laura, died June 26, 1865, age 33 yrs. 1 mo. 6 days.
           Smith, Laura Draper, wife of Minot, died Aug. 19, 1900, age 93 yrs. 11 mos. 28 days.
                [daughter of Gideon Draper]
           Smith, Minot, died Feb. 19, 1859, age 57 yrs. 10 mos. 27 days.
                [son of Joseph Smith & Mary Talmadge]
           Smith, Mary, wife of Joseph, died Mar. 12, 1844, age 94 yrs. 5 mos. 23 days.
                [Mary Waterbury, daughter of John Waterbury & Hannah Ferris]
           Smith, Joseph, died Aug. 20, 1812, age 65.
                [son of Ephraim Smith & Isabel Bartlett]
           Smith, James, died Aug. 9, 1865, age 62 yrs. 4 mos. 17 days.
                [son of Joseph Smith & Talmadge]
           Raymond, Harriet, [wife of Stephen W. Raymond] born Dec. 18, 1812, died Oct. 1, 1864.
                [Harriet Smith, probably daughter of Joseph Smith & Mary Talmadge]
           Smith, Sally, daughter of Joseph & Mary, died Mar. 9, 1825, age 9 yrs. 9 mos. 14 days.
           Smith, Joseph, son of Joseph & Mary, died Dec. 23, 1811, age 3 days.
           Smith, Mary, daughter of Joseph & Mary, died Oct. 12, 1805, age 17 days.
           Smith, Charolette, daughter of Joseph & Mary, died Nov. 11, 1823, age 14 yrs. 2 mos. 21 days.
           Smith, Stephen, died Feb. 5, 1839, age 41 yrs. 8 mos. 10 days.
                [son of Joseph Smith & Mary Waterbury]
           Smith, Mary, wife of Joseph, died Mar. 18, 1850, age 73 yrs. 7 mos. 14 days.
                [Mary Talmadge, daughter of James Talmadge & Bethia Waterbury]
           Smith, Joseph, died Sept. 14, 1857, age 84 yrs. 1 mo. 12 days.
                [son of Joseph Smith & Mary Waterbury
           Talmadge, Bethia, wife of James, died Oct. 1, 1836, age 83.
                [Bethia Waterbury, daughter of John Waterbury & Hannah Ferris]
           Talmadge, James, died Jan. 4, 1784, age 33 yrs. 4 mos. 18 days.
                [son of James Talmadge & Mary Seymour]
           Smith, Mary E., wife of Sherman, died Mar. 1, 1891, age 75.
                [Mary Elizabeth Hoyt, daughter of Lyman Hoyt & Almira D. Weed]
           Smith, Sherman, died Mar. 14, 1878, age 71.
                [son of Joseph Smith & Mary Talmadge]
           Crofoot, Harriet Louisa, wife of Homer S., born Sept. 14, 1850, died Dec. 23, 1896.
                [Harriet Louisa Raymond, daughter of Stephen W. Raymond & Harriet Smith]
           Crofoot, Homer S., born May 12, 1848, died May 19, 1895.
                [son of Cyrus Crofoot & Clarissa Slauson]
           Hoyt, Melancthon W., died Feb. 22, 1882, age 47 yrs. 3 mos. 20 days.
                [son of Ezra Hoyt & Hannah M. Weed]

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