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"The first meetinghouse in Ripton was located about half a mile east of the present churches of Huntington Village a little way up the hill, on the north side of the road, where now are four grave-stones with inscriptions, and several others without any lettering or dates. The following are the inscriptions still remaining; several stones, doubtless, having been removed."

*"There are in this burying-place three hundred and twenty or more graves without descriptions; most of them marked by small field stones set at the head and foot of each. It is said to be difficult to make a new grave in this yard without digging into a former grave. There have been in all about _____ burials made in this place. The yard has an elegant iron fence around it and is finely and creditably cared for."

Source: Orcutt, Rev. Samuel. "A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport Connecticut, Part II." (Fairfield County Historical Society: 1886), pp. 966-995.

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Ephraim S. Judson Died May 10, 1855, Aged 28.

In memory of Ephraim Judson, who died Dec. 15, 1826, AE.40.

Gould Judson Died June 27, 1883, AE. 62 yrs. & 6 mos.

Adelaide, daughter of Gould & Cornelia Judson, died May 18, 1855, Aged 4 years & 6 mos.

Isaac Judson died Dec. 4, 1853, AE. 64.

Polly, wife of Isaac Judson, died May 18, 1856, Aged 66.

Frances, daughter of Isaac & Polly Judson, died May 11, 1853, AE. 18 yrs. & 9 mo.

Jane Judson died July 18, 1878, AE. 54 years.

John Judson died May 17, 1873, Aged 77 years.

In memory of Pamela, wife of John Judson, who died June 20, 1834, in the 36 year of her age.

In memory of Mr. Jonathan Judson, who departed this life April 6, 1799, aged 71 years.
Death will invade us by the means appointed,
And we must bow to the King of terrors;
Nor am I anxious if I am prepared
What shape he comes in.

In memory of Polly, wife of Jonathan Judson, who died Feb. 28, 1843, aged 85 yrs.

In memory of Lemuel Judson, Esq., who departed this life March 26, 1842, in the 78 year of his age.

In memory of Sarah Judson, wife of Lemuel Judson, Esq., who died July 12, 1817; in the 49 year of her age.

Robert Judson, son of Henry & Julia Smith. Robbie Died March 8, 1866, aged 14 mos.

In memory of Roswell Judson, who died Mar. 1, 1835, in the 66 year of his age.

William B. Judson, Born Oct. 20, 1841, Died Oct. 4, 1871.
Not lost but gone before.

Marietta, Wife of William A. Judson, Born Mar. 8, 1815, Died Mar. 23, 1885.
She endeavored to fulfill every duty.

Sally Kasson, daughter of Mr. Adam & Mrs. Honor Kasson, died Sept. 19, 1811; in the 26 year of her age.
She lived to died, and died to live again.

Enoch Lane, Died October 6, 1856; Aged 80 years & 10 mos.

Pamelia, wife of Enoch Lane, Died Dec. 22, 1865, AE. 86 years & 8 mo.

Miranda, daughter of Enoch & Pamelia Lane, died Nov. 6, 1817, aged 10 years & 6 mos.

Polly Ann, their daughter died Nov. 16, 1811, aged 9 mo. and 8 ds.

Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Huldah Lane,
Wife to Mr. Charles Lane, Junr (& daughter of Mr. Timothy Blackman),
who departed this life Jan'y, ye 28th 1759, in ye 22d year of her Age.
Here lyes ye Remains of Mr. Jacob Lane,
who Lived in a Course of Piety & Virtue, & Exchanged this life in hopes of a Blessed Immortality
April the 14th, 1763, in the 52d Year of his Age.

Emily, Daughter of Lyman & Loisa Lattin, Died Apr. 21, 1866, Aged 15 yrs. 4 mos.

Lyman S., Son of Lyman & L. Lattin, died June 3, 1843, AE. 13 mo.
This lovely bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Just came to show how fair a flower
In paradise could bloom.

Nathan B., Son of Lyman & Loisa Lattin, died Jan. 16, 1844, AE. 4 yrs. & 2 mo.
This lovely plant we wish to raise,
Resign it here we must
Into the hands of God who gave,
And in his mercy trust.

Frank, Son of Lyman & Lucy Dorman, died Aug. 4, 1865, AE. 11 yrs. & 1 mo.

Also an infant Brother, Died Dec. 1, 1856.

In memory of Mr. Thomas Latten, who died oct. 22d, 1776, aged 83 years.

In memory of
Mrs. Mary Latten, wife of Mr. Thomas Latten, who died June 18th, 1773, aged 76 yers.

Death has dysolved these sacred ties,
May each to happier realms removed,
There meet and range the blissful fields.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
In bands of everlasting love.

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In memory of Capt. Edmund Leavensworth, who departed this Life July 28th, 1785, in the 61st year of his age.
By long experience have I known,
Thy sov'reign power to save;
At thy command I venture down
Securely to the grave.

In memory of Abigail, Wife of Edmond Leavensworth, who died Mr. 18,____, aged 82 years.

In memory of Abijah Leavensworth,
Son of Capt. Edmond & Mrs. Abigail Leavenworth, who died Nov. 9, 1777, aged 19 years.

Here lyes Interr'd the Body of Doct. Thomas Leavenworth,
who Departed this Life Augst 4th, AD. 1754, in ye 81st Year of his Age.

In Memory of Mrs. Mary, the Wife of Doct. Thomas Leavenworth,
Who Died June ye ___, A.D. 1768, in ye 89th Year of her Age.

This Stone is solemnly inscribed by Mrs. Ann Lester to the memory of her husband,
Doct. John Lester, who died Jany 5th, 1795,
in the 35 year of his age. And to their son,
John Consider Lester,
who was born Novr. 30th, 1788, and died Novr 23, 1794.

In memory of Murry Lester, who died Sept. 5, 1795, Aged 71.

Mr. Abel Lewis, who died Jan. 2, 1818, aged 75 years.

Mrs. Hannah, his wife, died June 7, 1788, aged 43 years.

In memory of Polly Betsey Lewis,
Dautr to Mrs. Abel and Mrs. Hannah Lewis, Who Departed this Life August, 1773, the 3rd year of her Age.

In memory of Birdsey Lewis, Died Nov. 27, 1822, Aged 72 Years,
Also Jerusha, his wife, Died June 9, 1821, In the 66th year of her age.

Elihu Lewis, Son of Birdsey & Mrs. Jerusha Lewis
who departed this Life septr 1st, 1794, Aged 20 Years the day that he died.
If there is a power above,
He must delight in virtue,
and that which he delights in must be happy.

Cyrus Lewis Died Aug. 25, 1861, AE. 83 yrs.
His Wife, Died May 26, 1861, AE. 68 Yrs.
Cyrus B.
Died Nov. 16, 1816.
Amasa B. Died May 17, 1822.
Ellis II.
Died Jan. 6, 1827.
Edgar B. Died April 20, 1830.
Edgar B. Died Sept. 15, 1832,
the infant children of Cyrus & Allis Lewis.

Jane A. Died Nov. 15, 1826, AE. 2 years
Mary B. Died Dec. 7, 1826, AE. 7 years.
The daughtrs of Cyrus & Allice Lewis.

Our Mother Charity, wife of Nathan Lewis died Jan. 21, 1851, AE. 78.

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In memory of Maryette Lewis, wife of Edwin A. Lewis, who died April 18, 1843, aged 20 yrs.

Nathaniel Lewis, born Jan. 29, 1755, died Oct. 26, 1845.

In memory of Jerusha Lewis, wife of Nathaniel Lewis, who died May 23, 1841, aged 72.

Ransom, Son of Everitt & Abigail Lewis, who died Aug. 25, 1829, Aged 36.

Philo Burton, son of Ransom & Phebe Maria Lewis, Died April 3, 1818, aged 3 yrs.

Sarah Maria, Wife of Philo B. Lewis, Died Oct. 13, 1827, AE. 45.

William B. Lewis Died Mar. 23, 1879, AE. 82.

Frances Jane, wife of William B. Lewis Died Mar. 23, 1879, AE. 82.

Frances Jane, wife of William B. Lewis Died Jan. 8, 1852, AE. 48.

George Nathan, son of W.B. & F. J. Lewis, died Jan. 7, 1845, aged 4 days.

Frances Jane & Caroline, children of W. B. & F. J. Lewis.
Gentle Cherubs! Struck from the Rock of ages,
By the Eternal to endure forever.

Marrina Lum, formerly wife of James C. Lum, Died Jan. 27, 1860, AE. 56.

In memory of Benajah Mallory, who died July 29, 1793, AE. 72.

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Benajah Mallory, who died Oct. 29, 1800. AE. 89.

Sacred to the memory of Mr. Mordecai Marks was born May 30, 1740,
and died Octr 30, 1797, aged 57 years & 5 months.

In memory of Mrs. Sarah Marks, Wife of Mr. Mordecai Marks & Dautr of
Mr. Matthew & Mrs. Bethiah Hawley, Who departed this life June the 9th 1772, Aged 23 Years.

Sarah Marks, the wife of Mordecai Marks, died May 15, 1822, aged 72.

Hezekiah Marks died Oct. 23, 1835, aged 54 years.

This stone is erected to the memory of William M. Marks,
Son of Hezekiah & Olive Marks, who died May 22, 1841, in his 28 year, by his mother.

Elias McEwan,
Son of Elias A. & Mary Ann Hall, died June 5, 1841, AE. 8 yrs. & 9 mo.

Elisha T. Mills, Esq., died Aug. 10, 1826, aged 62.

Caty, wife of Elisha T. Mills, Died Jan. 21, 1860, AE. 88.

George A. Mills, died Jan. 13, 1827, aged 21.

In memory of Mary Mills, daughter of Elisha T. & Caty Mills,
Born November 28th, 1794, Expired May 16th, 1797.

[A Monument.]
Elisha Mills, Esq., was born 26 March, 1732, Old Style,
and died 7 April 1816, in the 85 years of his age.

Mrs. Mary Mills, Wife of Elisha Mills, Esqr.,
was born 14 Feb. 1729, Old Style, and died 31 March 1817, in the 89 year of her age.

In memory of William Mills, Son of Mr. Elisha & Mrs. Mary Mills
Who departed this life Decemr ye 10th 1773, Aged 2 years & 7 months.

In memory of Ida Mills, age Six Weeks.

Died March 26, 1832, Eliza, daughter of William & Ruth Ann Mills, aged 1 y. 6 mo. & 19 ds.

Memento Mori.
This Stone is erected in the memory of the Rev. Jedidiah Mills, A. M., the first and faithful Minister
of the Gospel of Christ at Ripton; who after a very short illness fell on sleep
the 19 of Janry, A.D. 1776, in the 79 year of his age and 52d year of his Ministery.

In memory of Abigail Mills,
the amiable consort of the Rev. Jedidiah Mills, who after a lingering & painful disease
departed this life, Novr. 2, A.D. 1775, in her 72 year.

Releas'd from earth this happy pair
We trust have winged their way
To taste the joys their Savior gives
In bright Eternal Day.

Here lyes ye body of Mr. Isaac Mills, son of ye Rev. Mr. Jedidiah & Mrs. Abigail Mills,
who departed this life April 17, 1765, in ye 26th year of his age.

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In memory of William Mills who died Sept. 22, 1833, aged 34 years.

In memory of Mrs. Esther Mitchell, the wife of Mr. John Mitchell,
who left this world March 14, 1810, in the 69th year of her age.
In hopes of a blessed immortality,
The sweet rememb'rance of the just
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust.

John R. Mitchell Died Dec. 25, 1869, AE. 69.
Dolly, His Wife, Died Sept. 26, 1872, AE. 77.

Lewis Mitchell Died Jan. 15, 1823, AE. 34.
Abby, His Wife, died Oct. 20, 1862, AW. 73.

In memory of Noah Monroe,
who died Dec. 11, 1836, aged 32 years.
Also, Mary E. daughter of Noah & Abigail A. Monroe, died April 5, 1837, aged 1 yr. & 1 mo.

Sarah Moore Died Jan. 8, 1879, AE. 83 yrs.
She put her trust in God.

Florence N., daughter of D.N. & M. H. Morgan,
born Dec. 5, 1876. Died April 18, 1878.
"She faltered by the wayside,
and the angels took her home.

In memory of Rosa, wife of Harlow Morris, who died May 15, 1858, AE. 76 yrs.
Mother has gone, but we shall meet her.

In memory of Levi Morris who died Jan. 31, 1836, AE. 49 years.

Peggy, wife of Levi Morris,
Died Dec. 22, 1868, Aged 79 yeers.
Erected by her friends who remember Peggy.

In memory of Harlow Morris, who died April _6 [copy blurred], 1859, AE. 71 yrs.

This stone is erected in memory of Revd Christopher Newton, rector of St. Paul's Church in Ripton,
who departed this life Feb. 6, 1787, in the 68th year of his Age, and the 34th of his Ministry.

Piety in his Life and fidelity in his office,
Constrain the belief that his Soul is
with the Saints in the kingdom of his redeemer.

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Newton, Consort of the Rev. Christopher Newton,
who died January 8th, 1805, In the 84th year of her age.

In memory of David B. Newton, Esq., who died July 17, 1842, aged 85 years.

When I can read my title clear,
To mansions in the skies,
I bid farewell to every fear
And wife my weeping eyes.

Daniel Nichols, Died April 13, 1865, AE. 87.

Hannah B., wife of Daniel Nichols, Died May 10, 1862, AE. 83 yrs. & 2 mo.

Rest in peace.
Nancy M. wife of Daniel A. Nichols, Died May 26, 1852, aged 38 yrs.

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

David A. Died Nov. 5, 1954, AE. 2 yr. 6 mo., [Son of] Daniel A. & Nancy M. Nichols.

Dea. Ira Nichols Died May 24, 1874, AE. 79 yrs. & 7 mos.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his Saints.

In memory of Bethia G., wife of Ira Nichols, who Died May 27, 1848, AE. 48 yrs.

Stephen C., Son of Ira & Bethia Nichols, Died Nov. 6, 1853, AE. 20 yrs. & 6 mo.

In memory of Lorcey, daughter of Eli & Sarah Nichols, died June 3, 1820, aged 21 years.

Son of Mr. Eli & Mrs. Sarah Nichols, died Sept. 10, 1804, Aged 16 yrs & 5 months.

Their infant son William died Feb. 25.
[No further date to this record.]

Miss Anner Nichols, daughter of Mr. Eli & Mrs. Sarah Nichols,
died March 7, 1806, in the 21 year of her age.

Polly, wife of George L. Nichols, died Oct. 18, 1873, AE. 71 yrs.
"Hark from the tombs a doleful sound."

In memory of Rulandus Nichols who died Nov. 20, 1826, in the 24 year of his age.

In memory of Sally Nichols, who died Aug. 19, 1826, in the 23 year of her age.

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Doct. Stephen Nichols died Jan. 11, 1808, in the 24 year of his age.

In memory of Mr. Theophilus Nichols who Departed this life May 16, 1785, in the 34th Year of his age.

In memory of Mr. William Nichols who departed this life Sept. 16th, 1794, in the 70th year of his age.

In memory of Mrs. Ann Nichols, Wife of Mr. William Nichols,
who departed this life July 14, 1776, in the 47th year of her Age.
"Safe within the fold."

Ira L. infant son of Ira C. & Emma Northrup, died July 30, 1863, AE. 9 mo. & 4 ds.

James E., Infant son of J.E. & M. A. Paine Died May 27, 1874, Aged 21 Days.

Thirsey S., Wife of E. S. Pardee, Born Feb. 1, 1812, Died Dec. 12, 1879.

James H., Son of Treat & Emeline Parker, Died Jan. 8, 1870, AE. 24 years.

Margaret J., daughter of Treat & Amelia Parker,
Died July 22, 1848, aged 8 yrs.

In memory of Mariah, wife of Anson Patterson, who died May 18, 1837, aged 25.
Oh my dear friens as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am no so you must be
Oh do prepare to follow me.

In memory of Sally, wife of Anson Patterson, who died Mary 29, 1843, AE. 39 yrs.

Abby Peet, Born into the Life Temporal Sept. 11, 1792, Born into the Life Eternal, Apr. 16, 1857.
"Not the Here, but the Hereafter."

In memory of Isaac N., Son of Nathan N. & Polly Peet, who died Dec. 6, 1832, AE. 26 yrs.

Go home dear friends dry up your tears
I must lie here till Christ appears,
My debt is paid, my grave you see,
Prepare yourselves to follow me.

Miss Sally Peet Died Aug. 22, 1825, AE. 22 years.
Be ye also ready.

R. Sidney Platt Died Apr. 13, 1865. AE. 35 yrs. & 17 Ds.

Louise E., Wife of R. Sidney Platt, Died Jan. 28, 1870, AE. 24 Yrs.5 mos.

In memory of Silvester Post, who died June 11, 1840, aged 72.

Dolly, wife of Silvester Post, died August 15, 1852, AE. 72 yrs. & 7 mo.

Rev. Thomas Punderson died Aug. 1, 1846, Aged 64.

Betsey, his wife, died Apr. 30, 1876, aged 84.

Harriet Punderson died Feb. 21, 1853, AE. 33.

Edward Punderson, died Sept. 17, 1854, AE. 38.

John McC.Ely Son-in-law of Rev. Thomas Punderson, died Sept. 23, 1849, AE. 27.

Maria, wife of Hezekiah Rudd & Daughter of Othniel & Hannah DeForest, died Jany. 12, 1828, AE. 37.

Frederick, son of Hezk & Mary E. Rudd, died Aug. 29, 1836, AE. 2 yrs. 5 mo. & 10 ds.

Deborah Richmond died July 8, 1876, Aged 86 Years.

In memory of Mrs. Abiah Shelton, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Shelton, who died April 5th, 1798, aged 58 years.

Alfred Shelton, Died May 8, 1857, Aged 65 Years.

Ruth, wife of Alfred Shelton, Died Mar. 6, 1854, AE. 65.

Sarah E. Shelton, Born Dec. 29, 1831, Died May 5, 1876.

SHELTON. [A Monument.]
Ambrose Shelton, Born May 27, 1802, Died Oct. 29, 1878.

Helen M. Curtis, wife of Ambrose Shelton, Born Jan. 2, 1804, Died March 14, 1877.

Susan C. Shelton, their daughter, Born April 18, 1831, Died jan. 12, 1849.

In memory of Andrew Shelton, who died Nov. 4, 1828, aged 82.

In memory of Sarah, relict of Andrew Shelton, who died July 13, 1840, aged 87 years.

Lord I have loved the habitation of thy house,
the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Abigail Wells, daughter of Andrew and Sarah Shelton, Died Jan. 2, 1852, AE. 76.

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In memory of Benjamin Shelton who died Oct. 13, 1823, AE. 63.

Christopher N. Shelton
Born Apr. 16, 1795, Died Nov. 23, 1872.

Our Mother.
Catherine, wife of C. N. Shelton, Esq., Born July 14, 1798, Died Nov. 10, 1855.

Caroline, Daughter of Christopher N. and Catharine Shelton, Died Jan. 19, 1884.

Mr. Daniel Shelton died May 12, 1813, aged 76 years.
May Angels with their guardian wings,
This dreary tomb o'er spread,
And guard until the close of time
This mansion of the dead.

In memory of Mehetable, wife of Daniel Shelton, who died Sept. 22, 1812, in the 72 year of her age.

SHELTON [A Monument.]

Children of David P. & Julia Shelton.
Julia Ann Died Jan. 13, 1840, AE. 20.
Caroline Died Oct. 14, 1849, AE. 15.
Henry B. Died Nov. 5, 1853, AE. 28.
Mary F. died Nov. 18, 1854, AE. 25.
Eli Shelton died Oct. 13, 1844, aged 73 years.

In memory of Hepsey Shelton, wife of Eli Shelton, who died Jan. 16, 1842, aged 62 years.

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of Zachariah Shelton, who died Aug. 2, 1801, aged 32 years.

Caty Maria, their daughter, died Jan. 2, 1799, aged 2 years & 4 mon's.
I am the ressurrection and the life.

In memory of Elijah B. Shelton who (after a long and distressing illness,
which he sustained with exemplary patience and fortitude) died July 23, 1823, in the 45 year of his age.
This monumental Stone is erected by his
afflicted Widow as a tribute
to the best of Husbands.

Betsey B. Shelton, wife of Elijah B. Shelton, Died Dec. 16, 1865, AE. 76.

Jane M. Daughter of Elijah B. & Betsey Shelton, died Sept. 24, 1876, AE. 59 Yrs.

Elijah Daniel Shelton died January 2d, 1811, In the 38 year of his age.

Sarah, wife of Elijah D. Shelton, Died Aug. 12, 1859, AE. 76 Yrs.

Elijah Starr Shelton Born May 12, 1812; Died May 27, 1882.

In memory of Frederick Shelton, Son of Mr. Daniel Shelton, 3d, & Mehitable, his Wife,
Who died Novr 26, 1767, in ye 5th Year of his Age.

In memory of Elijah Shelton, Son of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Mahittabell Shelton,
Who died Novr 8, 1767, in ye 5th year of his Age.

Isaac P. Shelton died Sept. 20, 1846, aged 76.

Catharine, wife of Isaac P. Shelton, Died Dec. 27, 1872, AE. 80 years 1 mo.

Two infant children of Isaac P. & Catharine Shelton;
the first died April 9, 1815, Aged 15 ds; the second died May 8, 1816, AE. 8 ds.

Ira A. Shelton, Died March 23, 1877, Aged 33 Years.
We shall meet again to part no more.

James H. Shelton, M.D., Died May 10, 1868, Aged 62.

Gone to a better land.

James W. Shelton Died Oct. 5, 1860, AE. 26 Yrs. 9 mo. & 21 Ds.
Death loves a shining mark.

SHELTON [A Monument.]
Joel Shelton Died June 26, 1857, Aged 41.
Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Samuel Shelton Died Feb. 25, 1862, AE. 82.

Anna, His Wife, Died Mar. 19, 1867, AE. 83.

Judson C. Shelton, Died Aug. 4, 1880,
AE. 81 yrs. 10 mo.

Hannah Lewis,
wife of Judson C. Shelton, Died July 13, 1883, AE. 81 yrs. 4 mo.
"Blessed are they that maketh the Lord their trust."

Sylvia Augusta, daughter of Judson C. & Hannah Shelton, died Sept. 9, 1842, aged 3 yrs.

Julia Shelton, wife of John H. Whiting, Died Oct. 1, 1876, Aged 76 years.
The weary are at rest.


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