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Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Brush, Palmer Hill and Stillwater Cemeteries, Stamford, CT  

Thanks to Fairfield County Volunteer, Carl Myers, digital photographs of the headstones in this cemetery are available to be sent via email.  Please send you requests to Barbara Kaye. Refer to the numbers preceding the names below when requesting photos of your ancestors' headstones. Thanks for all your hard work, Carl.

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).

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. I will see to it that your information is added. If you are interested in volunteering to photograph other cemeteries, please let me know.
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 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 there typing 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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.

Brush Cemetery 418-24
West side of East Middle Patent Road, in the woods
Condition: very poor
1760-1828. Page 172
Copied by Philip Palmer & Earle F. Kepler, December 6, 1934.

Brush, John, son of Benjamin B., Jr. & Rachel [Brush], died Oct. 3, 1827, age 19 yrs. 8 mos. 11 days.
Brush, Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca [Finch],died June 15, 1828, age 41 yrs. 6 mos.
Brush, Rebecca, wife of Benjamin, died May 15, 1826, age 73 yrs. 7 mos. [Rebecca Finch]
Brush, Benjamin, died Nov. 22, 1822, age 73 yrs. [son of Benjamin Brush and ____ Strong]
Feeks, Dibble, son of Joseph, died Sept. 16, 1818, age8 mos. 8 days. [son of Joseph Feeks & Abigail Dibble]
Dibble, George, died Apr. 19, 1813, age 72 yrs. [son of Jonathan Dibble & Sarah Jessup]
Feeks, Abigail, [wife of Joseph Feeks] died Oct. 12, 1819, age 49 yrs.1 mo. 23days. [Abigail Dibble, daughter of George Dibble & Phebe Jessup]
Jessup, Henry J., died Jan. 31, 1806, age 43 yrs. [son of Ebenezer Jessup & Elizabeth Dibble]
24-002    Dibble, George, died Sept. 9, 1798, age 25 yrs. [son of George Dibble & Phebe Jessup]
Dibble, Sarah, died Dec. 11, 1792, age 81 yrs. [Sarah Jessup, possibly daughter of Joseph Jessup & Elizabeth Hyde]
Dibble, Jonathan, died Apr. 16, 1760, age 48 yrs. [son of George Dibble & Abigail ?]
24-001    Dibble, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel & Deborah, died Dec. 16, 1827, age 22 yrs. 7 mos.
B.R.D., died 1822.
Downes, Silas S., died July 18, 1822, age 27 yrs. 11 mos. 15 days. [Silas Smith Downes]

Palmer Hill -418-7
Westover Park, east side of first road south
Condition: very poor
1760-1880 Page 26
Copied by Kennethy Larkum, November 8, 1934.

Lockwood, Priscilla, [w/o Lewis Lockwood] born Apr.18, 1794, died Mar. 9, 1880, age 85 yrs. [Priscilla Mead, daughter of Lemuel Mead and Elizabeth Clark]
Lounsbury, Harley E., son of Edwin & Nancy, died May 27, 1827, age 3 yrs. 6 mos.
Bryan, Lucy, died Sept. 13, 1816, age 30 yrs.
Lockwood, Ezra, died Mar. 8, 1821, age 73 yrs. Revolutionary War. [son of Edmund Lockwood and Hannah Scofield]
Lockwood, Ann, wife of Ezra, died June 22, 1822, age 72 yrs. [Anna Davis from Watertown, CT]
Lockwood, Lewis, died Sept. 9, 1824, age 34 yrs. War of 1812. [son of Ezra Lockwood and Anna Davis]
Lockwood, Hannah, wife of Edmond, died Sept 14, 1760,age 54 yrs. [Hannah Scofield, daughter of Ebenezer Scofield and Ruth Slater]
Lockwood, Edmond, died Sept. 12, 1798, age 81 yrs. [son of Daniel Lockwood and Charity Clements]
Lockwood, Jacob, died Apr. 1, 1793, age 40 yrs. Revolutionary War. [son of Edmund Lockwood and Hannah Scofield]
Lockwood, Elizabeth, wife of Edmond, died Apr, 8 1793, age 65 yrs. [Elizabeth Bishop, daughter of Joseph Bishop and Hannah Holly]
Lockwood, Jacob, son of Ezra & Ann, died July 6, 1799, age 18 yrs.
Scofield, Ann Peck, died May 12, 1864, age 74 yrs. 6mos. 6 days. [daughter of Ebenezer Peck and Hannah Lockwood]
Peck, Rufus, died July 10, 1856, age 81 yrs. 3mos. 16days. [son of Ebenezer Peck and Hannah Lockwood]
Peck, Ebenezer, died Sept. 9, 1833, age 90 yrs. 6 mos. [possibly son of Robert Peck & Deborah Reynolds]
Peck, Hannah, wife of Ebenezer, died Apr.10, 1830, age 80 yrs. 8 mos. [Hannah Lockwood, daughter of Edmund Lockwood & Hannah Scofield]
Peck, Edmond, son of Ebenezer & Hannah, died May 26, 1802, age 16 yrs.
Peck, Edmond, son of Ebenezer & Elizabeth, died July 19, 1804, age 9 yrs. 2 mos. 20 days.
Peck, Caroline, daughter of Ebenezer & Elizabeth, died Jan. 8, 1801, age 1 yr. 1 mo. 18 days.
Peck, Ebenezer, died Nov. 9, 1837, age 67 yrs. 7 mos. 18 days. [son of Ebenezer Peck and Hannah Lockwood]
Peck, Elizabeth, wife of Ebenezer, died Mar. 16, 1848,age 70 yrs. 10 mos. 28 days. [Elizabeth Raymond] 

Stillwater Road Cemetery 418-9
East side of Stillwater Road, north of Cold Spring Road
Condition: good
Copied by Kenneth Larkum, November 8, 1934.

Carter, Emily Scofield, wife of John W., died Aug. 20,1864, age 38 yrs. 7 mos. 15 days. [daughter of Stephen Scofield and Betsey Brown]
Bouton, Seely, died June 7, 1881, age 59 yrs. 8 mos. 25 days. [son of Joseph Bouton & Sally K. Clason]
Bouton, Lydia Scofield, wife of Seely, died Feb. 27, 1902, age 83 yrs.6 mos. 9 days. [daughter of Stephen Scofield and Betsey Brown]
Scofield, Amy, daughter of Stephen & Betsey [Brown], died Sept.6, 1864, age 41 yrs. 3 mos.
Scofield, Stephen, died Mar. 9, 1855, age 72 yrs. 11 mos. [son of Enos Scofield and Amy Scofield]
Scofield, Betsey, widow of Stephen, died Aug. 10, 1864, age 72 yrs.[Betsey Brown]

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