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Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Scofield Cemeteries 1-4, 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).
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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'sname,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 transcriptionin 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 theperson. 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 .

Scofield-Reynolds - Scofield #1 - 418-21
West side of Hope St., south of Northhill St.
Current condition (October, 2000): poor (most stones missing or illegible-behind locked gate)
Copied by Kenneth Larkum and Philip Palmer Oct. 12, 1934.

Dunham, John Lewis, son of John & Esther [Scofield], died July 20, 1800, age 9 mos. 12 days.
Reynolds, Mary C., wife of Rufus, died Dec. 2, 1874, age 71 yrs. 8 mos. 12 days.
Scofield, Darius Bradley, born Aug. 20, 1811, died Sept. 25, 1896, age 85 yrs. [son of Hezron Scofield & Mary Webb]
Scofield, Henry M., born May 26, 1844, died June 21, 1922, age 78 yrs.
Scofield, Phebe A., wife of Henry M., born May 7, 1851, died Aug. 23, 1920, age 69 yrs. [Phebe Abigail Scofield, daughter of Ashbel Scofield & Elizabeth Reynolds]
Scofield, Ashbel, born Mar. 31, 1795, died Sept. 24, 1875, age 81 yrs. [son of Gilbert Scofield & Abigail Crissey]
Scofield, Elizabeth Reynolds, born Sept. 6, 1806, died May 28, 1879, age 73 yrs. [Elizabeth Reynolds, wife of Ashbel Scofield, daughter of Justus Reynolds & Phebe Norton]
Scofield, Ashbel W., born Oct. 14, 1839, died Aug. 20, 1890, age 51 yrs. (Civil War.) [son of Seth Scofield & Harriet Stevens]
Scofield, Harriet Stevens, wife of Seth, died Aug. 31, 1888, age 75 yrs. 11 mos. 18 days.
Scofield, Gilbert, died Aug. 25, 1863, age 16 yrs. 4 mos. 15 days. [son of Seth Scofield & Harriet Stevens]
Reynolds, Rufus, died Apr. 30, 1870, age 66 yrs. 8 mos. 14 days. [possibly son of Justus Reynolds & Phebe Norton]
Scofield, Mary Alethea, daughter of D.B. & L.A., born 1846, died 1901, age 55 yrs. [possibly daughter of Darius Bradley Scofield & Lydia A. Scofield]
Scofield, Mary Anna, wife of Henry M., born Nov. 21, 1846, died Aug. 21, 1871, age 25 yrs. [Mary Anna Scofield, daughter of Ashbel Scofield & Elizabeth Reynolds]
Scofield, Catherine F., wife of Ashbel W., born 1863, died 1921, age 58 yrs. [Catherine F. Finnegan]
Scofield, Seth, died Feb. 27, 1881, age 83 yrs. 2 mos. 21 days. [son of Gilbert Scofield & Abigail Crissey]
Buell, Lorena, wife of Andrew, died May 25, 1877, age 28 yrs. 3 mos. 21 days.
Scofield, James, died Aug. 30, 1798, age 70 yrs. [son of James Scofield & Elizabeth Weed]
Simsbury (formerly Scofield-418-31) - 418-2
NW corner of High Ridge Rd. & Cross Rd.
      Current condition (July 2004): poor
Copied by Phillip Palmer, November 8, 1934

Simsbury Cemetery, Stamford, CT

Thanks to Fairfield County Volunteer, Alix Brown, 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, Alix.

2280  Scofield, William, died Apr. 23, 1874, age 64 yrs. 8 mos. [son of Solomon Scofield
         & Susanna Scofield]
2279  Scofield, Isaac, died May 7, 1866, age 54 yrs. [son of Solomon Scofield &
         Susanna Scofield]
2278  Scofield, Lucinda, wife of Isaac, died May 6, 1850, age 22 yrs. [Lucinda Bouton]
The next four are on the same stone:
2274a Fay, Emily Louise Bostwick, widow of Edwin R. Fay, daughter of Hannah
          Scofield and Leander Bostwick, born Sept. 17, 1850, died May 19, 1913.
2274b Smith, Nancy L. Scofield, widow of Mark Smith, daughter of Mellicent Smith
          and Ezra Scofield, born Nov. 9, 1810, died Aug. 4, 1897.
2274c Bostwick, Leander, son of Sarah White and Lewis Bostwick, born Jan. 2, 1806,
          drowned at sea, Apr. 9, 1851.
2274d Bostwick, Hannah Elizabeth Scofield, widow of Leander Bostwick, daughter of
          Mellicant Amelia Smith and Ezra Scofield, born Feb. 18, 1813, died Oct. 10, 1860.
2272   Scofield, Solomon, died May 3, 1848, age 60 yrs. War of 1812. [son of
          Elisha Scofield & Mary Weeks]
2273   Scofield, Susannah, widow of Solomon, died Nov. 2, 1854, age 71 yrs.
          [daughter of Epenetus Scofield & Susanna Bates]
Rambo, Ella, daughter of Samuel S. & Sarah E. [Bostwick], died Feb. 26, 1864, age 3 yrs. 6mos. 19 days.
2269   Scofield, John, born 1746, died 1833. Revolutionary War.
          [son of John Scofield & Hannah Mills]
Scofield, Elizabeth Nichols, his wife, born 1752, died Apr. 15, 1818, age 66 yrs.
          [Sarah Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of Robert Nichols & Elizabeth Pardee]
Blackman, Nehemiah, died Apr. 24, 1883, age 73 yrs. [son of Isaac Blackman & Hannah Scofield]
Blackman, Hannah, wife of Isaac, died 1817, age 77 yrs. [Hannah Scofield, daughter
         of Epenetus Scofield & Susanna Bates]
St. John, Rheuama, wife of Ezra, died Jan. 13, 1864, age 85 yrs. [Rhua Scofield,
         daughter of Epenetus Scofield & Susanna Bates]
2300  Dann, Squire, died Mar. 25, 1839, age 83 yrs. 10 mos. 17 days.
         [son of David Dann & Mercy Scofield]
2299  Dann, Rachel, wife of Squire, died Nov. 13, 1819, age 65 yrs. [Rachel Lockwood,
         wife of Squire Dann, daughter of Jonathan Lockwood & Freelove Wright]
Lockwood, Eliza, died Feb. 18, 1830, age 11 yrs. 6 mos. 8 days.
Lockwood, Polly, wife of Ebenezer, died Apr. 18, 1826, age 27 yrs. 6 mos. [Mary Lockwood]
2298  Scofield, Abigail, born July 27, 1782, died June 22, 1875. [daughter of Jacob Scofield & Abigail Wardwell]
2293  Scofield, Abigail, widow of Jacob, died Jan. 14, 1841, age 84 yrs.
         [Abigail Wardwell, wife of Jacob Scofield, daughter of William Wardwell & Abigail Bishop]
2291  Scofield, Jacob, 4th Co., 7th Regt., Revolutionary War, died Apr. 1, 1822,
         age 73 yrs. [Jacob Scofield, son of Samuel Scofield & Hannah Lounsbury]
2292  Buxton, Charlie, eldest son of Charles F. Buxton & Sarah R., age 10 mos 16 days.
2304  Lockwood, William H., died May 31, 1852, age 26 yrs. 5 mos. 8 days.
2296  Lockwood, Hannah, wife of Titus, died Jan. 10, 1832, age 81 yrs.
         [Hannah Dann, daughter of David Dann & Mercy Scofield]
2295  Scofield, Hannah, died Jan. 22, 1820, age 24 yrs.
2308  Bishop, Hezekiah S., Jr., died Aug. 13, 1825, age 29 yrs.
         [son of Hezekiah Bishop & Polly Coggeshall]
2309  Bishop, Polly, wife of Hezekiah, died May 5, 1861, age 83 yrs.
         [Polly Coggeshall, wife of Hezekiah Bishop, daughter of Dunlop Coggeshall & Hannah Hoyt]
2310  Bishop, Hezekiah, died Feb. 21, 1839, age 75 yrs. [son of Benjamin Bishop & Mary Scofield]
2311  Bishop, Hannah, died Feb. 10, 1833, age 62 yrs. [daughter of Benjamin Bishop & Mary Scofield]
2297  Lockwood, Titus, 4th Co., 7th Regt., Revolutionary War, died Dec. 20, 1815, age 66 yrs.
         [son of Jonathan Lockwood & Freelove Wright]
2285  Bostwick, Ezra S., US Navy, Civil War, died Mar. 13, 1932, age 86.
         [Ezra Scofield Bostwick, son of Leander Bostwick & Harriet E. Scofield]
2286  Bostwick, Ezra S., born 1846, died 1932.
Bostwick, Harriet A. born 1849, died 1936. [Harriet Keeler]
2289  Blakeman, Elizabeth ----
Blake, Ruben, died Sept. 26, 1859, age 75 yrs.
Waters, Emmet, son of John & Abigail J., died Nov. 15, 1862, age 7 yrs. 26 days.
Scofield, Ezra, born Nov. 27, 1754, died June 29 1840, [son of Samuel Scofield & Hannah Lounsbury]
Scofield, Amelia M., wife of Ezra, born Apr. 17, 1778, died May 19, 1856.
         [Amelia Millescent Smith, daughter of Joshua Smith, Jr. & Elizabeth Smith]

Haviland - Scofield #3 - 418-34
North side of Haviland Rd., towards Hunting Ridge Rd.
Current condition (October, 2000): poor (very overgrown)
Copied by Earle F. Kepler & Phillip Palmer November 14, 1934.

Smith, Philander, died Sept. 13, 1841, age 52 yrs. 9 mos. War of 1812. [son of Isaac Smith & Abigail Waring]
Smith, Clarrissa, wife of Philander, died Nov. 25, 1858, age 68 yrs. 9 mos. [Clarissa Holly, daughter of Stephen Holly & Deborah Ferris]
Scofield, Lydia, wife of Darius B., died Jan. 6, 1870, age 53 yrs. 6 mos. [Lydia Scofield]
Holly, Silas, died Mar. 4, 1861, age 79 yrs. 5 mos. 18 days. [son of Stephen Holly & Deborah Ferris]
Holly, Samuel A. [Augustus], died Aug. 22, 1897, age 81 yrs. 3 mos. 6 days. [son of Silas Holly & Rhoda Sherwood]
Holly, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel A., died Apr. 23, 1890, age 76 yrs. [Elizabeth Ingersoll, daughter of John Ingersoll & Chloe Holly]
Holly, Phoebe, wife of Samuel A., died Aug. 24, 1850, age 33 yrs. 7 mos. 24 days. [Phebe Seely]
Sherwood, Sabrina, wife of Levi, died May 28, 1857, age 60 yrs. 9 mos. 20 days. [Sabrina Holly]
Smith, Hetty Maria, daughter of Philander & Clarrissa, died June 7, 1826, age 5 yrs. 10 days.
Scofield, Mary, wife of Hezron, died May 25, 1816, age 27 yrs. [Mary Webb]
Scofield, Hezron, died Feb. 6, 1866, age 80 yrs. [son of Billy Scofield & Elizabeth Ayres]
Scofield, Phoebe, wife of Hezron, died May 8, 1857, age 70 yrs. 4 mos. 3 days. [Phebe Holly, daughter of Stephen Holly & Deborah Ferris]
Scofield, Sally, wife of William, died Aug. 31, 1854, age 70 yrs. [Sarah Holly, daughter of Stephen Holly & Deborah Ferris]
Scofield, William, died June 29, 1842, age 67 yrs. War of 1812. [son of Billy Scofield & Elizabeth Ayres]
Sterling Farms - Scofield #4 - 418-47
East side of Newfield Ave. on city golf course, south of main bldg.
Current condition (March 2001): poor (only 3 stones left standing)
Copied by Kenneth Larkum January 19, 1935.

Scofield, Darius S., died Oct. 21, 1857, age 60 yrs. 3 mos. [son of Alpheus Scofield & Elizabeth ?]
Scofield, Sally, wife of Hezekiah, died Apr. 15, 1854, age 63 yrs. 25 days.
Scofield, Hezekiah, died Nov. 14, 1873, age 79 yrs. 7 mos. 13 days. War of 1812 footstone. [son of Darius S. Scofield & Elizabeth ?]
Scofield, Mary A., daughter of Alpheus & Elizabeth, died Apr. 26, 1815, age 1 yr. 23 days.
Scofield, Ezra H., son of Hezekiah & Sally, died Dec.16, 1825, age 8 mos. 14 days.
Lockwood, Betsey, wife of William
Scofield, Elizabeth, wife of Alpheus, died July 23, 1852, age 85 yrs. 10 mos. 1 day.
Scofield, Alpheus, died Jan. 28, 1844, age 75 yrs. 23 days. [son of Nathaniel & Keziah ?]
Scofield, Caroline E. Crissey, wife of Luther S., died Apr. 8, 1897, age 78 yrs. 3 mos. 23 days.
Scofield, Luther S., died Mar. 27, 1879, age 61 yrs. 1 mo. 27 days.
Knapp, Julia A. Scofield, wife of Alfred B., died May 10, 1880, age 26 yrs. 1 mo. 22 days. [daughter of Luther S. Scofield & Caroline E. Crissey]

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