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The USGenWeb Project Fairfield County, Connecticut

Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT
(Buxton-Lounsbury) Turn of River Cemetery, Stamford, CT

Views of Turn-of-River Cemetery

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.

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 tosearch 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 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.

Buxton-Lounsbury - Turn of River - 418-18
East side of Turn of River Rd., south of Buxton Farms Rd.
Condition: fair, although overgrown with poison ivy.
Digital images of headstones available.
Copied by Earle F. Keppler, Philip Palmer & Kenneth Larkum November 9, 1934.

001      Buxton, Elizabeth Gray, wife of Munson, died Feb. 1, 1872, age 84 yrs. 6 mos.
            [probably daughter of Joseph Gray and Hannah Leeds]
002      Buxton, Rachel, wife of James, died May 16, 1812, age 68 yrs. [Rachel Newman,
            daughter of John Newman & Mary Hoyt]
003      Buxton, John J.[Jessup], died Jan. 11, 1909, 74 yrs. [son of Edwin Buxton
            & Sally Jessup]
004      Buxton, Munson, died Aug. 10, 1849, age 76 yrs. 6 mos. [son of Samuel
            Buxton & Abigail Knapp]
005      Buxton, Polly, wife of Munson, died Nov. 28, 1848, age 66 yrs. 8 mos.
            [Polly Leeds, daughter of Cary Leeds & Hannah Holly]
006      Unever, R., born Jan. 9, 1909, died Sept. 25, 1815.
007      Lounsbury, John, died July 17, 1828, age 64 yrs. [son of Gideon Lounsbury
            & Deborah Buxton]
008      Lounsbury, John H.[Henry], son of Samuel & Polly [Buxton], died
            Oct. 18, 1848, age 29 yrs. 1 mo.
009      Lounsbury, Samuel, died Jan. 16, 1845, age 58 yrs. [son of James
            Lounsbury & Abigail Lockwood]
010      Lounsbury, Polly, [wife of Samuel Lounsbury] died Apr. 25, 1849, age 58 yrs.
            [Polly Buxton, possibly daughter of James Buxton & Rachel Newman]
011      Lounsbury, Abigail, wife of James, died Nov. 17, 1832, age 83 yrs.
            3 mos. 22 days. [Abigail Lockwood, daughter of John Lockwood & Sarah Scofield]
012      Lounsbury, Betsey, died Dec. 7, 1868, age 85 yrs. 3 mos. 16 days.
            [daughter of James Lounsbury & Abigail Lockwood]
013      Johnson, Cyrus S., son of Cyrus & Jane, died May 1, 1830,
            age 2 yrs. 8 mos. 8 days.
014      Buxton, James, died May 19, 1812, age 68 yrs. [son of Gideon
            Lounsbury & Deborah Buxton]
015      Dayton, Phebe Ellen, wife of George W., born Sept. 7, 1846, died Feb. 11, 1878.
            [Phebe Ellen Buxton, daughter of George Buxton & Louisa Scofield]
016      Buxton, William H., son of George & Louisa, died May 10, 1865,
            age 24 yrs. 6 mos. 18 days.
017      Buxton, George, died Nov. 26, 1848, age 45 yrs. 2 mos. 1 day.
            [son of Munson Buxton & Polly Leeds]
017      Buxton, Louisa, his wife, died Dec. 3, 1874, age 66 yrs. 3 days.
            [Louisa Scofield, daughter of Abijah Scofield & Hannah Wilmot]
019      Grafing, Ida M., born 1870 [in New York, NY] died 1929.
            [probably Ida M. Scofield, daughter of William J. Scofield & Jeanette ?]
020      Scofield, William J., born 1824, died 1912. Mexican War (1846) [William
            Jarvis Scofield, son of Darius S. Scofield & Harriet Lounsbury]
021      Scofield, Janet, wife of William J., born 1835, died 1921.
022      Lounsbury, Deborah, [wife of Gideon Lounsbury]. died Mar. 29, 1804, age 75 yrs.
            [Deborah Buxton, daughter of Samuel Buxton & Hannah Bell]
023      Lounsbury, Gideon, died June 1, 1792, age 71 yrs.
            [son of Henry Lounsbury & Mercy Scofield]
024      Scofield, Harriet, wife of Darius, died Dec. 17, 1848, age 50 yrs. 3 mos. 9 days.
            [Harriet Lounsbury, daughter of John Lounsbury & Jerusha Webb]
025      --------- Our Sister - died Sept. 18, 1868, age 42 yrs. 11 mos.
026      Scofield, Louisa, wife of John, died Nov. 27, 1855, age 31 yrs.
027      Buxton, Ann Amelia, daughter of John H. & Clarissa Ann, born
            June 1, 1844, died May 13, 1904.
028      Buxton, John Holly, born Aug. 24, 1819, died Jan. 30, 1903.
            [son of Munson Buxton & Polly Leeds]
029      Buxton, Clarissa Ann, wife of John H., born Oct. 4, 1821, died Jan 20, 1903.
030      Totten, Hiram, Company F., 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry,
            Civil War, died Sept. 9, 1892, age 47 yrs.
031      Lounsbury, Martha, died July 14, 1869, age 69 yrs. 9 mos.
            9 days. [daughter of Elijah Lounsbury & Martha June]
032      Cooper, Nancy, died Sept. 29, 1874, age 67 yrs. 3 mos.
033      Lounsbury, Mary Ann, daughter of Rufus & Nancy, died
            May 13, 1843, age 14 yrs. 1 mo. 13 days.
034      Jones, Emeline, died May 10, 1891, age 83 yrs.
035      Buxton, Mary A., [wife of John Jessup Buxton] died Jan. 7, 1894, age 47 yrs.
            [Mary Augusta Weed, daughter of Benjamin Weed & Deborah A. Jones]
035      Buxton, Minnie M., daughter of Mary A., died Jan. 9, 1894, age 7 yrs.
037      Lounsbury, Seth, born June 28, 1822, died May 7, 1898.
            [son of Stephen Lounsbury & Sally I. Waterbury]
037      Lounsbury, Mary Jane, wife of Seth, born Mar. 9, 1828,
            died Apr. 15, 1868. [Mary Jane Knapp]
039      Lounsbury, Sally I., wife of Stephen, died Mar. 14, 1875,
            age 78 yrs. 9 mos. 5 days. [Sally Irene Waterbury,
            daughter of Enos Waterbury & Sarah Waterbury]
040      Lounsbury, Stephen, died Nov. 20, 1873, age 80 yrs.
            8 mos. 9 days. [son of John Lounsbury & Jerusha Webb]

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