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Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Westover Cemetery, 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.

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 ofthe original errors, either by revisiting these cemeteriesor by recalculating dates or ages based on known dates of birth for some of thesepeople. However, some of the stones that were legible in 1934 are either missingor 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.

Westover --418-6
East side of Westover Rd. opposite Mianus Rd.
Condition: good
Copied by Phillip Palmer & Kenneth Larkum, November 5, 1934.

6-14         Palmer, Wilbur Ray, born Dec. 10, 1863, died May 11, 1910. [nephew of Samuel Roberts]
                Palmer, Katherine Bennett, his wife, born Aug. 9, 1964, died Apr. 12, 1929.
Lockwood, Ruth Ann, wife of Daniel L., died Apr. 7, 1887, age 73 yrs. 7 mos. 9 days.
       [Ruth Ann Selleck, of Greenwich, CT]
6-22         Lockwood, Charles M.[Morgan], Co. K., 6th Conn. Vols., Civil War, died Dec. 1, 1895,
                 age 53 yrs. [son of Daniel L. Lockwood & Ruth Ann Selleck]
6-21         Lockwood, Rachel J. Nichols, wife of Charles M. Lockwood, born 1851, died 1928. [daughter of Charles Henry Nichols & Betsey Mollet]
Smith, Cecelia Gaylor, wife of William M., died Aug. 21, 1872, age 22 yrs. 6 mos. 18 days.
Smith, Infant of William & Cecelia, age 2 mos.
Smith, Abigail Jane Lockwood, wife of Maltbie, born June 30, 1822, died June 3, 1890. [daughter of Daniel Lockwood & Sarah Jessup]
Palmer, Jeremiah, son of Walter & Polly, died July 11, 1836, age 9 yrs. 11 mos. 25 days.
Palmer, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Walter & Polly, died Sept. 30, 1832, age 13 yrs. 11 days.
Palmer, Walter, died Apr. 20, 1849, age 55 yrs. 4 mos. 11 days. [son of Jeremiah Palmer & Mary Ferris]
Palmer, Polly, [1st] wife of Walter, died Dec. 9, 1834, age 35 yrs. 2 mos. [Mary Scofield,
      daughter of Abram Scofield & Mary Smith]
Palmer, Eliza Ann, [2nd] wife of Walter, died Mar. 6, 1891, age 38 yrs. 1 mo. 10 days.
6-30         Cox, John Boden, son of William & Martha Ann, died May 30, 1842, age 2 yrs. 24 days. [stone half buried]
Cox, James E., son of William & Martha Ann, died Aug. 22, 1859, age 11 yrs. 11 mos. 1day.
Cox, William, died Nov. 15, 1868, age 72 yrs. 3 mos. 18 days.
Cox, Martha A., wife of William, died Dec. 10, 1863, 54 yrs. 1 mo. 4 days.
Ferris, Nathaniel, born May 3, 1808, died June 22, 1868, age 60 yrs. 1 mo.
Ferris, Elizabeth S., wife of Nathaniel, born Mar. 18, 1816, died Nov. 25, 1889, age 83 yrs. 8 mos. [Elizabeth S. Finney]
6-13f       Ferris, Emily F., daughter of Nathaniel & Elizabeth S. [ Finney], born Apr. 15, 1847,
                died Feb. 5, 1871, age 23 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days.
6-13g      Ferris, Caroline M., daughter of Nathaniel & Elizabeth S. [ Finney], born July 20, 1854,
                died Oct.. 1, 1870, age 16 yrs. 2 mos.
6-13b      Ferris, John W., son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth S. [ Finney], born May 23, 1845, died June 29, 1933.
                Ferris, Charles L., son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth S. [ Finney], born Nov. 18, 1851, died June 1, 1937.
6-13c       Ferris, Rhuea J., daughter of Nathaniel & Elizabeth S. [ Finney], born Nov. 19, 1841, died Oct. 27, 1917, age 77 yrs. 11 mos. 8 days. [Stone is on its side half buried in ground]
6-11         Fenwick, John S., born Mar. 20, 1843, died Mar. 17, 1934.
6-12         Fenwick, Hannah M., born Apr. 28, 1843, died Feb. 3, 1927. [Hannah M. Ferris, daughter of Nathaniel Ferris & Elizabeth S. Finney]
6-24         Fenwick, Carrie M., daughter of John S. & Hannah, born Apr. 10, 1871, died [illegible]
6-23         Palmer, Roy L., son of Charles S. & Mary E., died May 31, 1874, age 11 mos.
6-18         Palmer, Charles S.[ Scofield], died Mar. 13, 1904, age 76 yrs. [son of James Ferris Palmer & Sally B. Scofield]
                Palmer, Mary E., wife of Charles S., died June 20, 1909, age 72 yrs. [Mary Elizabeth Ferris, daughter of Nathaniel Ferris & Elizabeth S. Finney]
6-19         Palmer, Ellis Fay, born Sept. 2, 1875, died Dec. 16, 1945. [son of ] Charles Scofield Palmer & Mary Elizabeth Ferris]
6-17         Palmer, Darius G., son of James F. & Sally B., died Jan. 14, 1918, age 87.
6-16b      Roberts, Samuel, died Apr. 3, 1890, age 67 yrs. [son of Samuel Roberts & Ann ?]
6-16a      Roberts, Eliza, wife of Samuel, died Apr. 14, 1891, age 67 yrs. [daughter of James
                  Ferris Palmer & Sally B. Scofield]
Roberts, Samuel J., died May 1867, age 17 yrs. [son of Samuel Roberts & Eliza Warren Palmer]
6-16c       Roberts, Helen M., died Feb. 29, 1892, age 44 yrs. [daughter of Samuel Roberts & Eliza Warren Palmer]
Lockwood, Sally, [2nd] wife of Daniel, died Nov. 23, 1837, age 52 yrs. 9 mos. 9 days.
       [Sally Palmer, daughter of Jeremiah Palmer & Mary Ferris]

Lockwood, Sally, [1st]  wife of Daniel, died Sept. 8, 1829, age 49 yrs. 11 mos. [Sarah Jessup,
      daughter of Jonathan Jessup & Ann Lockwood]
Lockwood, Betsey, daughter of Sally & Daniel, died Aug. 25, 1810, age 31 days.
Lockwood, Solomon, son of Sally & Daniel, died July 11, 1811, age 4 mos. 5 days.
Lockwood, Mary E., daughter of Sally & Daniel, died Sept. 27, 1829, age 8 yrs. 11 mos. 22 days.
Converse, Rhona Ann, wife of Josiah, died Feb 23, 1857, age 53 yrs. 10 mos. [Rheua Ann Lockwood,
       daughter of Daniel Lockwood & Sarah Jessup]
Studwell, John Wallace, son of John & Harriet, died Mar. 11, 1862, age 13 yrs. 4 mos. 5 days.
6-28         Studwell, Harriet E. Provost, wife of John S., born Dec. 31, 1815, died Dec. 23, 1900.
                [daughter of William Provost & Lydia Jones]
6-29         Studwell, John S.[Smith], died Jan 18, 1861, age 53 yrs. 1 mo. 29 days. [son of Drake Studwell & Elizabeth Smith]
Studwell, Emily P., daughter of John S. & Harriet, died Apr. 30, 1863, age 18 yrs. 10 mos.
Studwell, Edward Franklin, son of John S. & Harriet, died Oct. 11, 1851, age 5 yrs. 11 days.
Studwell, George A., son John S. & Harriet, age 3 mos.
6-01         Yanicky, Gloria C., born 1925, died 2000.
6-02         Yanicky, Michael G., born 1919, died 2001.
6-03         Cunliffe, Grant W., born 1898, died 1980.
6-04         Fenwick, Stella, born 1879, died 1974. [daughter of John S. Fenwick & Hannah M. Ferris]
6-05         Cunliffe, Wilfred, born 1879, died 1946.
6-06         Cunliffe, Grant W., 2nd Lt., US Army, World War I, born Feb. 9, 1898, died Jan. 6, 1980.
6-07         Palmer, Lena E. Fenwick, wife of Harry L. Palmer, born 1874, died 1939.
6-08         Palmer, Harry L., born 1866, died 1944. [son of Charles Scofield Palmer & Mary Elizabeth Ferris]
6-09         Fenwick, George E., born Feb. 6, 1865, died Oct. 21, 1936. [son of John S. Fenwick & Hannah M. Ferris]
6-15         Woodbury, Robert T., born 1866, died 1948.
                Woodbury, Helen Palmer, born 1870, died 1963. [daughter of Charles Scofield Palmer & Mary Elizabeth Ferris]
6-20         Hedges, Alice Lockwood, born 1875, died 1950. [daughter of Charles Morgan Lockwood & Rachael J. Nichols]
6-26         Palmer, Herbert M., born Dec. 16, 1865, died July 1, 1935. [son of Charles Scofield Palmer
                  & Mary Elizabeth Ferris]
                Palmer, Carrie M., born Dec. 16 1861, died May 10, 1937. [daughter of Charles Scofield Palmer
                 & Mary Elizabeth Ferris]

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