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Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Webb's Hill & Nathaniel Weed Cemeteries, Stamford,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 the tireless efforts of volunteer photographer, Carl Myers, digital photographs of many 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.
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 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.

Webb's Hill Cemetery - 418-39
East side of Webb's Hill Road, south of Jeffrey Lane
Condition: fair (recently cleaned up)
Copied by Earle F. Kepler & Philip Palmer,  November 15, 1934.

Webb's Hill Cemetery, Stamford, CT

2779     Webb, Esther, 3rd wife of Nathaniel, died May 13, 1844, age 73 yrs.-7 mos. [Esther Buxton, daughter of
             James Buxton & Rachel Newman]
2780    Webb, Nathaniel, died Dec. 21, 1827, age 72 yrs. [son of Nathaniel Webb and Hannah White]
2781    Webb, Esther, 2nd wife of Nathaniel, died July 30, 1805, age 38 yrs.
2782    Webb, Catherine, daughter of Nathaniel & Esther, died Oct. 28, 1797, age 14 yrs.
2783    Webb, Esther, 1st wife of Nathaniel, died Nov. 28, 1796, age 39 yrs. [Esther Jarvis Lockwood, daughter
            of Daniel Lockwood and Esther Jarvis]
2784    Newman, Platt, died July 17, 1837, age 77 yrs.
2785    Barlow, Daniel, died Apr. 1, 1843, age 79 yrs. [probably father of Robert R. Barlow]
2786    Barlow, Abigail, wife of Daniel, died Feb. 16, 1844, age 76 yrs.
2787    Barlow, Robert R., died Jan. 4, 1861, age 67 yrs. 24 days.
2788    Barlow, Huldah, wife of Robert R., died June 20, 1878, age 83 yrs.-11 mos. [Huldah Holly, daughter of
Stephen Holly and Deborah Ferris]

Nathaniel Weed Cemetery 418-51
North side of Wire Mill Road, opposite Hunting Lane
Condition: very poor
Copied by Kenneth Larkum, January 18, 1935

Weed, Nathaniel, died Dec. 31, 1818, age 83 yrs. [son of Abraham Weed & Naomi Pond]
Webb, Hannah, died Aug. 21, 1794, age 78 yrs.
Weed, Abigail, wife of Seth, died July 30, 1828, age 74 yrs. [Abigail Webb]


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