West Stamford 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. In1916, 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 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 stoneswere 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.
West Stamford - 418-13
Southwest corner of Greenwich Ave. & Richmond Hill Ave.
Copied by Kenneth Larkum & Philip Palmer October 23, 1934
Digital Photos taken December 2005
Condition: Poor -- Many stones now completely illegible
Note: Some of the additional data is from the notes of William Eardley, noted genealogist.
Smith, Frederick A. [Augustus], died
Smith, Catherine, wife of Frederick A., died July 5, 1871, age 66 yrs. 5 mos. 9 days. [Catherine Webb, daughter of Seth Webb & Ann Nichols]
5657 Webb, Seth, died
5658 Webb, Ann, wife of Seth, died
daughter of James Nichols & Susannah Smith]
Brown, Sarah, daughter of Samuel C. & Sarah, died Feb. 18, 1830
Webb, Rufus, died Sept. 12, 1829, age 12 yrs. 5 mos. 16 days. [son of Ebenezer Webb & Phebe Todd]
5661 Webb, Rhoda, wife of James, died
Isaac Hoyt & Abigail Ayres]
Webb, Sarah, daughter of Frederick & Abigail, died Sept. 6, 1816, age 2 yrs. 1 mo. 4 days.
Webb, William Augustus, son of Frederick & Nancy [Smith], died June 27, 1827, age 21 yrs. 2 mos. 20 days.
Webb, Nancy Smith, wife of
Webb, Nancy, daughter of Frederick & Nancy, age 5 mos.
5651 Smith, Isaac M. [Mead], born
5650 Hoyt, Charles R. [Rufus], son of James & Abigail [Nichols], died
5648 Smith, Mary Helen, daughter of Isaac M. & Ethelinda J., died
Smith, Ethelinda, died Sept. 20, 1831, age 18 days. Broken Stone. [daughter of Isaac M. & Ethelinda J. Smith]
Smith, Emma Cornelia, died Mar. 4, 1844, age 8 mos. 26 days. [daughter of Isaac M. & Ethelinda J. Smith]
Smith, William H. [
Smith, Isaac, died Oct. 6, 1827, age 65 yrs. 6 mos. 11 days. [son of Ezra Smith & Jemima Mead]
Smith, David, son of Sarah [Webb] & Isaac, died May 10, 1821, age 7 yrs. 10 mos. 10 days.
Smith, Ezra, died Apr. 27, 1815, age 84 yrs. [son of Ezra Smith & Mary Weed]
5645 Smith, Hannah, born
5644 Smith, Jacob, born
Webb, Mary, widow of Joseph, died Mar. 2, 1821, age 75 yrs. 26 days. [Mary Husted]
5642 Webb, Deborah, died
Lockwood, Hannah, widow of Enos, died July 7, 1810, age 74 yrs. [Hannah Knapp, daughter of Charles Knapp & Bethia Weed]
B.K. Small Stone
5639 Knapp, Gideon, died
Knapp, Abigail, widow of Sylvanus, died Aug. 20, 1830, age 78 yrs. [Abigail Weed, daughter of Epenetus Weed & Mary Belding]
Knapp, Sylvanus, died July 23, 1810, age 63 yrs. Revolutionary War. [son of Charles Knapp & Bethia Weed]
5637 Knapp, Mary B., daughter of Sylvanus & Abigail [Weed], died
Knapp, Epenetus, son of Sylvanus & Abigail [Weed], died June 15, 1786, age 1 yr.
Knapp, Mary, wife of Hezekiah, died Sept. 10, 1842, age 89 yrs. 10 mos. 6 days. [Mary Peck, daughter of Samuel Peck & Mary Ferris]
Knapp, Hezekiah, died Dec. 11, 1840, age 91. Revolutionary War. [son of Charles Knapp & Bethia Weed]
5623 Knapp, Benjamin, son of Rufus & Elizabeth [Scofield], died
5624 Knapp, Isaac, drowned at Throgg’s Point,
Hezekiah Knapp & Mary Peck]
5625 Knapp, Betsey, wife of Rufus, died
5626 Knapp, Rufus, died
5621 Galer, Charles S., died
5620 Galer, Bethiah, wife of Charles S., died
daughter of Hezekiah Knapp & Mary Peck]
Scofield, James H. [
5619 Scofield, Hepzibah, wife of Richard, died
Scofield, Richard, died Dec. 7, 1839, age 58 yrs. 10 mos. 3 days. [son of Enos Scofield & Amy Scofield]
Scofield, Caroline, daughter of Richard & Hepzibah [Reynolds], died July 8, 1822, age 4 yrs. 11 mos. 7 days.
Pettit, Hannah, died Jan. 22, 1842, age 83 yrs. 9 mos. 6 days. [Hannah Wardwell, daughter of William Wardwell & Abigail Bishop]
5606 Wardwell, Hannah, wife of Isaac, died
daughter of Hezekiah Knapp & Mary Peck]
5607 Wardwell, Isaac, died
William Wardwell & Abigail Bishop]
5608 Adams, Charles William, son of William H. & Sally [Wardwell], died
Adams, Emily Francis, daughter of William H. & Sally [Wardwell], died
Ferry, Louisa Adelaide, died Dec. 18, 1840.
Yates, William H., son of Elisha & Caroline A., died July 27, 1850, age 6 mos. 1 day.
5603 Potts, Mary, wife of Henry, died
5604 Potts, Henry, died
Martin, Thomas B., born
5671 Smith, Moses R.[
Smith, George A. [Albert], died Apr. 16, 1850, age 38 yrs. 11 mos. 8 days. [son of Frederick Smith & Jane Husted]
Smith, Mary, daughter of Frederick & Jane [Husted], died May 12, 1839, age 10 yrs. 10 mos.
M.S. (brown stone)
J.S. (rough field stone)
Smith, Frederick, died
5676 Smith, Jane, wife of
Smith, Betsey, daughter of Frederick & Jane, died Feb. 12, 1865, age 70 yrs.
Slater, Volaria, wife of Charles, died June 9, 1843, age 28 yrs. 7 mos. 17 days. [Volaria Clason, daughter of Nathaniel Clason & Lucretia Ferris]
5700 Weed, George, Company B. 17th Connecticut Volunteers, Civil War, died
5702 Smith, Peter, born
Snyder, Charles H., son of Jacob & Emeline, died
Hoyt, Shadrach, died Aug. 27, 1823, age 50 yrs. 1 mo. 15 days. [son of James Hoyt & Hannah Jones]
Hoyt, Mary, wife of Shadrach, died Apr. 28, 1845, age 69 yrs. 7 mos. 7 days. [Mary Webb, daughter of Charles Webb & Elizabeth Smith]
5683 Webb, Charles, died
5683 Webb, Elizabeth, his wife, died
Ezra Smith & Martha Bellamy]
5684 Hoyt, Elizabeth S. [Smith], daughter of Shadrach & Mary [Webb], died
5685 Hoyt, Mary, daughter of Shadrach & Mary, died
Hoyt, Frederick A., son of William & Frances, died June 3, 1882, age 2 yrs. 5 mos.
Knapp, Amos, died 1792, age 6 yrs. [son of Daniel Knapp & Sarah Garnsey]
B.S. illegible stone
Diss, died September 1782, age 15 yrs.
5666 Selleck, Julia, daughter of Stephen & Betsey [Smith], died
Selleck, Walter, son of Stephen & Betsey, drowned July 21, 1796, age 8 yrs. 19 days. [son of Stephen Selleck & Elizabeth Smith]
Smith, P., died June 15, 1804, age 55 yrs.
Webb, Charles F. [
Webb, Ebenezer, died Sept. 4, 1834, age 70 yrs. [son of Epenetus Webb & Sarah Judson]
5670 Webb, Phebe, wife of Ebenezer, died
of John Todd & Jemima Hoyt]
Brown, Samuel, died May 6, 1837, age 44 yrs. [son of Joseph Brown & Abigail Hanford]
Webb, Thankful, wife of Rufus, died Feb. 25, 1854, age 72 yrs. [Thankful Lockwood, daughter of Charles Webb & Lydia Patterson]
Webb, Sylvester, son of Rufus & Thankful [Lockwood], died Mar. 23, 1856, age 50 yrs.
Mills, Silas, son of George & Abigail [Hoyt], died Feb. 20, 1796, age 15 mos. 5 days.
5656 Mead, Polly, died
5655 Knapp, Nancy, wife of Smith, died
5654 Knapp, Smith, died
Mead, Cornelius, son of Nathan S. & Clarissa, died Jan. 19, 1832, age 4 yrs. 8 mos. 21 days.
Mead, Hannah E., daughter of Nathan S. & Clarissa, died Nov. 9, 1826, age 8 mos.
Mills, Alexander, died Nov. 6, 1822, age 61 yrs. 4 mos. Revolutionary War. [son of George Mills & Abigail Weed]
5635 Mills, Charles, son of Alexander & Sarah [Knapp], died
5634 Knapp, Charles, Ensign, died
5633 Knapp, Deborah, wife of Charles, [Jr.], died
daughter of Joseph Husted & Deborah Ferris]
5632 Knapp, Bethia, wife of Charles, [Ensign], died
Knapp, Bethia, died Feb. 23, 1807, age 67 yrs. [daughter of Ens. Charles Knapp & Bethia Weed]
5631 Knapp, Charles, [Jr.], died
Knapp, Samuel, son of Zalmon & Nancy [Brown], died Apr. 14, 1828, age 4 mos.
5630 Knapp, Samuel, son of William & Polly [Mary Nichols], died
Knapp, Zalmon, died Sept. 8, 1832, age 36 yrs. [son of William & Sarah Knapp]
5629 Knapp, Nancy, wife of Zalmon, daughter of Jonathan Brown [& Martha Brown], died
5628 June, Mary, wife of Robert N., daughter of William Knapp [& Mary Nichols], died
5627 Knapp, William, died
Knapp, Mary, wife of William, Jr., died Oct. 18, 1836, age 65 yrs. [Mary Nichols, daughter of James Nichols & Susannah Smith]
Scofield, Elsie, born
Weed, John B., died July 19, 1804, age 25 yrs. 9 mos.
5616 Wardwell, James, son of Isaac & Hannah [Knapp], died
5614 Smith, Rebecca, widow of Joseph, died
Mills, daughter of George Mills & Abigail Weed]
Smith, Abraham, died at sea Aug. 13, 1833, age 39 yrs. [son of Joseph Smith & Rebecca Mills]
Smith, Joseph, died Aug 6, 1828, age 64 yrs. 7 mos. 8 days. [son of Abraham Smith & Mary Gale]
Smith, Samuel, son of Joseph & Rebecca [Mills], died Apr. 22, 1818, age 26 yrs. 3 mos.
Smith, Edwin I., son of Joseph & Caroline [Lockwood], died Oct. 19, 1839, age 1 yr. 4 mo. 10 days.
Smith, George, died Mar. 23, 1849, age 53 yrs. 21 days. [son of Joseph Smith & Rebecca Mills]
5611 Smith, Nancy, died
5610 Smith, Polly, died
5609 Doty, Nancy Jane, daughter of Lewis & Caroline [
Doty, Ophelia Jane, daughter of Lewis & Caroline [
Smith, Mary, wife of Solomon, died
Smith, Solomon, died July 13, 1834, age 64 yrs. 9 mos. 13 days. [son of Moses Smith & Mary Wardwell]
Wardwell, William, died Oct. 11, 1843, age 42 yrs. 2 mos. 25 days.
Wardwell, Harriet Webb, wife of William, died Mar. 14, 1888, age 82 yrs. 2 mos. 15 days. [daughter of Ebenezer Webb & Phebe Todd]
Wardwell, Phebe E., daughter of William & Harriet [Webb], died Aug. 4, 1849, age 6 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days.
5602 Hoyt, Delia, wife of Albert B., died
Frost, Elizabeth, wife of Stephen, died Mar. 21, 1793, age 23 yrs. [Elizabeth Lockwood, daughter of Daniel Lockwood & Mary Bellamy]
5680 Jessup, Rheua, wife of Jonathan, Jr., died
Lockwood, daughter of Daniel Lockwood & Mary Bellamy]
5681 Lockwood, Rebecca, wife of Isaac, died
daughter of John S. Seely & Abigail Bishop]
5682 Lockwood, Isaac, died
& Mary Smith]
Webb, Walter, born Aug. 12, 1795, died Mar. 19, 1836. [son of Seth Webb & Ann Nichols]
Smith, Peter, died Jan. 13, 1872, age 68 yrs. 6 mos. 15 days.
5703 Hill, William H., died
Webb, Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac & Mary [Weed], died Oct. 31, 1795, age 12 mos. 15 days.
Webb, William Morris, son of Isaac & Mary [Weed], died Mar. 25, 1800, age 3 yrs. 3 mos. 6 days.
5697 Whitney, Daniel, 1st Company, 5th Regiment, War of the Revolution, died
age 72 yrs. 3 mos. 2 days. [son of Daniel Whitney & Hester Clason]
5698 Whitney, Hannah, died
wife of Daniel Whitney, daughter of Peter Selleck & Martha Whiting]
5698 Whitney, Peter, died
5699 Knapp, Rufus S., Co. G. 10th Regt., Conn. Vols., died
5690 Knapp, Mary, wife of Nathan, died
of James Lockwood & Mary Norton]
5686 Knapp, Nathan, Revolutionary War, Capt. Scofield’s
[son of Samuel Knapp & Mary Slason]
Smith, George, son of Ethan, died May 19, 1808.
5687 Smith, Ethan, died
Smith, Hannah, wife of Ethan, died May 13, 1838, age 85 yrs. 6 mos. [Hannah Scofield]
Smith, Polly, daughter of Ethan & Hannah [Scofield], died July 23, 1860, age 77 yrs. 4 mos.
5689 Smith, Rheua, daughter of Ethan & Hannah [Scofield], died
Holmes, Samuel H., son of David & Catherine, died Dec. 8, 1829, age 2 yrs. 8 mos. 25 days.
5691 Selleck, Jesse, died
5692 Wall, Ann, wife of Seward Wall, died
5693 Green, Polly, wife of William, died
daughter of Zaccheus Garnsey & Sarah Peck]
5694 Gogan, Christopher, died
Gogan, Hannah, wife of Christopher, died Mar. 4, 1837, age 51 yrs.
5695 Yates, James, died
5696 Church, Warren, Company K. New York Volunteers, Heavy Artillery, Civil War,
Ferris, Catharine, died Apr. 6, 1853, age 43 yrs. 8 mos.
Nichols, George, died Apr. 9, 1879, age 13 yrs. 6 mos.
Thomas, James Henry, son of Thomas Thomas, died Apr. 9, 1877.
Youngs, Gladys M., born Feb. 14, 1903, died June 9, 1906.
Ellis, Mary Eliza, died Apr. 2, 1883, age 26 yrs.
Smith, Elizabeth, died Oct. 20, 1813, age 41 yrs. 7 mos. 8 days.
Webb, Seth, died Apr. 4, 1861, age 89 yrs. 6 mos. 2 days.