Brattleboro Epitaphs


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Elizabeth Wells


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Mrs. Molly Adams


In memory of Mrs
Molly Adams
wife of Mr Abner Adams
who died
March 12, 1819 AE 46
years


Dear friends weep not for me
I am not dead but sleeping here
My Saviour call'd my Grave you see
Prepare in time to follow me.


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Thomas Adams


Thomas Adams
of Oak Hill
Greene Co., N. Y. Died
Oct 4, 1841
AE 75 y'rs


Oak Hill is a village in the town of Durham. Thomas Adams died at the Vermont Asylum For The Insane.


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Mrs. Carrie Adkins


Carrie
wife of
Henry E. Adkins
Died
May 31, 1863
AE 22 y's 6 m's


That cold lifeless form now in death's chill embrace,
Lies low in the dark earth so drear:
O! never again shall we gaze on that Face
Until Jesus in glory appears.


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John F. Adkins


John F. Adkins
Born
Dec. 14, 1822
Died
May 21, 1892


He giveth his beloved sleep.


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Mrs. Julia Howard Adkins


Julia Howard
wife of
J. F. Adkins
Born Dec. 15, 1822
Died
Oct. 26, 1877


The Lord is my shepherd.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery 1894


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Thomas Miner Aikins


Tom Miner
Aikins
Private U. S. N. C.
Born June 2, 1872
Died Dec. 24, 1899
Erected By his Shipmates
Of the
U. S. S. Prairie


Auxiliary cruiser U. S. S. Prairie was purchased by the Navy on April 6, 1898 and entered the Northern Atlantic Squadron and later the North Atlantic Fleet. During the war summer in 1898 the "Prairie" patrolled in Cuban waters.


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Mrs. Abigail Akeley


Abigail
Wife of
Thomas Akeley
died Apr. 5
1840
aged 75 years
& 16 days.


Thy virtue and thy worth
Shall fond remembrance cheer,
And ease the aching heart
That drops the falling tear.


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Mrs. Rachel Alexander


In memory of
Rachel Alexander
wife of John Alexander
who died April 2, 1817
AE 70 years


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Mrs. Grace Fisher Allen


Grace E. Fisher
Wife of
E. L. Allen
Oct. 6, 1867
July 30, 1896


Meet me in Heaven.


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Ira Allen


Ira Allen
Son of Joseph &
Sarah Allen died
Dec. 25, 1815
Aged 12 years.


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Allen Monument


Elizabeth Sophia
wife of Lorenzo Allen
Died July 12, 1845
AE 28 Yrs


Weep not for me it is better
to depart and be with Christ.


Lorenzo Allen
Died Apr. 5, 1867
AE 56 Yrs


Father thy will not mine be done.


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Edwin Arms


Edwin Son of
Mr Josiah and Mrs
Cyntha Arms who
died June 20th 1797 in the
3d Year of his Age


Remember now thy Creator
in the days of thy youth.


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Henry Arms


Henry, Son of
Mr. John and Mrs
Clarissa Arms, who died
January 16th 1799 aged
3 Months and 3 Days


Go lovely babe, to your bright
Regions go
there peace there love there every virtue


[footstone]


Henry Arms


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Major John Arms


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In Memory of Major
John Arms Esqr
Who Departed this Life
March ye 6th 1770 in ye
48th year of his Age


Beneath the sacred Honours of the Tomb
In awfull Silence and majestic Gloom
The Man of Mercy here conceals his Head
Amidst the awfull Mansions of the Dead
No more his lib'ral Hand shall help the Poor
Relieve Distress and scatter Joy no more.


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Capt. John Arms


In Memory of
Capt. John Arms
Died July 23, 1825
AE 48


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John Willard Arms


In Memory of
Mr John Willard Arms
who Decd Jany 21st
1783 Aged 23
years 9 M & 15 D


Reader Behold as you pass by
As you are Living so was i
As i am now so you must be
Prepare ye for thy Death & follow me.


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Josiah Arms


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Beneath this stone rests the
mortal part of
Mr Josiah Arms
obit 28 May 1803 AEtatis 52


Life's but a journey those who travel best
Will end it shortly and arive at rest.
Where no pains torture nor no cares intrude
To damp the pleasures that avail the good
Death's but a nap then why should christians weep
Or dread the slumbers who in Christ shall sleep
For on the resurrection morn the signal given
All who in Jesus sleep will wake in heav'n
And such is he who sleeps beneath this clod
He waits the waking summons of his God.


[footstone]


Mr
J A


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Josiah Arms, Jr.


In Memory of
Josiah Arms Junr
Son to Mr Josiah
& Mrs Syntha
Arms he Decd novr
5 1781 Aged
10 Days --


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Josiah Arms, Jr.


Josiah Arms Junr
Son of Mr Josiah
and Mrs Cyntha
Arms who died
August 18th 1795
in the 12th Year
of his Age.


Life is short and Death is sure
Sin is the wound and Christ is
the cure.


[footstone]


Josiah Arms
Junr


Gravestone Carver John Locke


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Mrs. Polly Arms


Polly
Wife of
William Arms
Born Apr. 15, 1790
Died Feb. 22, 1874


To bliss & life God's love hath surely
borne thee
Dear cherished Mother nor seek
we to reclaim
How much we loved, how much we
miss & mourn thee
He knows alone & blessed be His name.


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Miss Susanna Arms


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In Memory of
Miss Susanna Arms
Daur of Mr Josiah
& Mrs Cynthia Arms
Who Died April ye
8th 1790 in ye 16th
Year of her age


See there all pale & Dead she lies:
For ever flow my streaming Eyes:
Susanna's fled the loveliest Mind
Such Modest worth & sweetness joind
Genius & youth & wit dwelt there
Oh! view ye Change & drop a tear


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Mrs. Susanna Arms


In memory of
Mrs Susanna Arms
Relic of
Majr John Arms
who died March 7th
1793 in the 73rd Year
of her Age.


Lo where this Silent Marble weeps
A Friend, a Wife, a Mother sleeps
Where beneath this peaceful cell
Love and Virtue us'd to dwell.


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[footstone]


Mrs Susannah
Arms


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William Arms


William Arms
Born
Oct. 18, 1790
Died
June 13, 1876


Another call is given
Fold him oh! Father in thine arms
And to him henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


[This verse is adapted from stanzas one and thirteen in the 1845 poem "Gone", by John Greenleaf Whittier]


Another hand is beckoning us,
Another call is given;
And glows once more with Angel-steps
The path which reaches Heaven.


Later two verses in the hymn "Another Hand is Beckoning Us"


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Arms Family Gravestones 1894


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Mrs. Emeline Baker


In memory of
Emeline Baker.
Wife of Ezra Baker, who died
Aug. 8, 1830, aet. 25 years.


Dear Saviour, now my soul receive,
Transported from this vale, to live
And reign with thee above;
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
And hope, in full, supreme delight,
And everlasting love.


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Ezra Baker


Ezra Baker
Died
Aug. 31, 1840
AEt. 38


A peaceful death in Christ he died.


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Sarah Ballard


Sarah
Daughter
of
Abigail & Henry
Ballard
Died
Dec. 11th 1821
AE 1 Year & 2 days


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Luette S. Bangs


Luette S.
Dau of
N. J. & J. E. Bangs
Died
Apr. 7, 1863
AE 21


Father, Mother, Sister, Brother and friends all
Meet now in Heaven.


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Mrs. Sarah White Bangs


Sarah E.
wife of J. H. Bangs
& daughter of
Keith & Mary H. White
died in Granville Ill.
May 4, 1864
aged 24 yrs & 11 ms


Not dead but sleepeth.


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Nathaniel Bissel Barber


Nathl Bissel Barber
Son of Mr Nathl &
Mrs Sally Barber
He died Decr 9th
1807 AE 1 yr & 9 Ms


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Mehitabel Barnes


Mehitabel
Wife of William Barnes
Died Oct. 23. 1825
In her 60 year.


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Barrett Children


In memory of Irena Clarry
And Asa All the Children
of Mr Benjamin & Dorothy
Barret. Decesd All in 1790
Death And Age
Irena oct 2nd 10 ____
Clarry sept. 12th 6 year
Asa sept. 14th 2nd year


[footstone]


I B
C B
A B


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Barrett Children


Dorothy died decmr 29th 1803
in the 6th year of her age --


Eliza died decr 24th 1803
in the 4th year of her age --


daughters of Mr Benjamin & Mrs
Dorothy Barrett


[footstone]


D B
E B


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George L. Barrett


George L. Barrett
Died
Aug. 3, 1876
Aged 37 Y'rs


Killed by accident on the
B & A R. R. at West Brookfield


The Boston & Albany Railroad.


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Isaac Barrett


Mr Isaac Barrett
Died
June 28, 1830
Aged 80 years


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Justin M. Barrett


Justin M. Barrett
Died
Nov. 5, 1876
AE 56 ys 5 ms 22 d


I have fought a good fight, I
have finished my course, I
have kept the faith.


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Kitty E. Barrett


Kittie E.
dau of
John & Susan
Barrett
drowned in Centerville
Oct. 4, 1869
AE 16 yrs 1 m 23 ds


There is rest in Heaven.


During the great flood on Monday, Kitty Barrett went into the E. G. & J. Warren tannery in Centerville, to watch the timbers floating by in the rushing stream below. Her father John Barrett was engaged in the beam room and one or two other people were in the tannery when the dam was washed away, taking most of the building with it but leaving the vats containing hides.


All escaped but Kitty, found one-fourth mile downstream.


Kitty's grandparents were Jordan Barrett and his wife Emma.


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Mrs. Louisa Harris Barrett


Louisa Harris
wife of
Justin M. Barrett
Died Feb. 27, 1876
AE 49 ys 1 mo 4 ds


Weeping friends, my friends weep not for me
All is well, all is well
My sins are pardoned, pardoned I am free
All is well, all is well.


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Mrs. Philene Barrett


In memory of Mrs
Philene Barrett
wife of Mr Isaac Barrett
who died Feb 14, 1817
AE 62 years


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Rosie L. Barrett


Rosie L.
Youngest daughter of
Henry & Mary S.
Barrett
Died Mar. 11, 1871
AE 20 yrs 4 ms 13 ds


Sweet sister dear thy work is o'er
The impress of thy soul is here
But thee alas! we see no more
No more thy cheering voice we hear.


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Meeting House Hill Cemetery


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Mrs. Theda Barrett


Mrs Theda Barrett
Consort to Mr
Alfred Barrett who
Died June the 10th
1805 in the 21st year
of her age. --


Here lies the dust of a Companion Dear
To all obliging & to all sincere
May all surviving friends submissive stand
And own the justice of Gods powerful hand.


[footstone]


Mrs. T B


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Thomas Barrett


Thomas son of
John S. &
Mary Barrett
died June 27
1810


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Henry Otis Barstow


Henry Otis
Son of
E. H. & E. G. Barstow
Born Aug. 15, 1817
Died Aug. 9, 1852


Suffer the little children to come
unto me and forbid them not for
of such is the kingdom of God.


[The Book of Mark 10: 14]


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Henry Tudor Barstow


Henry Tudor
son of
Rev. E. H. & Mrs. E. G.
Barstow
died
Nov. 18, 1846
AE 8 mos.


I opened not my mouth
because thou didst it.


[The Book of Psalms 39: 9]


Choosing this particular psalm indicates that the survivor senses a severe discipline or punishment, yet still hopes for resolution. This epitaph is in contrast to nearly all other Brattleboro epitaphs, which indicate complete acceptance.


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Sally Clark Barstow


Sally Clark
Daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. E. H.
Barstow
1851 - 1916


The first public Kindergartner
in the state of Maine
She gave thirty three years
of loving service
to the needy little children
of Portland.


Sally was the daughter of Rev. Ezekiel Hale Barstow and Eunice Goodenough Clark.


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Corrisan Beal


In memory of
Corrisan Beal
dau of Jeremiah and
Eunice Beal, who died
Nov. 5, 1823, age 9
months & 22 d-s


Happy Infant early bless'd
Rest in peacefull slumbers rest,
Early rescue'd from the cares
Which increase with growing years


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Jeremiah Beal


Jeremiah Beal
Born
June 10, 1786
Died
July 27, 1855.


Sleep on dear husband and father, take thy rest,
Though of thy kind protecting care we're bereft
We will not weep, in heaven thy holy home,
Thy spirit oft will stray to guide our erring steps
In wisdom's way.


For Faith, Hope and Love, blest boons to mortals given,
whispers us there is a resting place free from strife
sin and death.


A happy spot where mortals weep no more
and may be blest,
Where grief may find a balm and weariness
a rest,
In Heaven


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Mrs. Abigail Carey Belden


Abbie A. Carey
Wife of
E. C. Belden
Died Apr. 27, 1879
Aged 25 ys 18 ds


A light is from our household gone
A voice we heard is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.


Abigail Alice Carey married Edgar Chauncy Belden on December 4, 1877.


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Miss Abigail Bemis


In memory of
Abigail Bemis, only
Daut of Mr Benjamin
& Mrs Rebecca Bemis:
who died sudden Aug
11' 1811 AE 10 Years


How life & beauty youth & bloom
Call'd in a moment to the tomb.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Abigail Bemis


Memento Mori


In Memory of
Mrs Abigail wife
Of Mr John Bemis
Died octr 7th 1782
Aged 27 Years
8 M & 9 D


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Mrs. Amanda M. Bemis


Amanda M.
Wife of
David G. Bemis
Died
July 11, 1854
AE 29 y'rs 8m's


When spirits from their cumbring clay
Ascend to heaven's bright shore
Our hoping hearts with triumph say
Not lost but gone before


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Asa Bemis


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In memory of
Asa Son of Mr David Bemis
And Mrs Mary his wife who
Was Kill'd with a Log
Decr 4th 1786 Aged
8 years 9 M & 9 D


Tho a Log crush'd his brittle Frame
Ye parents praise God's holy Name
Who reigns thro Natures wide Expanse
And not a Sparrow falls by Chance.


Thirty feet north from this stone is a footstone that is carved


Mr
A B


This footstone is more modern in style than the Asa Bemis stone. It may have replaced the original footstone when it became outworn.


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David Bemis, Esq.


David Bemis, Esq.
Died
Sept. 20, 1851
AE 60 yrs 8 ms 1 day


When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
Even then shall this be all my plea,
Jesus has lived and died for me.


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Elias Bemis


Erected
in memory of Lieut
Elias Bemis
who died June 2d 1806
in the 59th
Year of his age


Altho I sleep in dust awhile
Beneath this barren clod
Er' long I hope to rise & smile
To see my Saviour God.


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Eva Sophia Bemis


Eva Sophia
dau of Leonard
& Mary Ann
Bemis
Died
Mar. 16, 1849
AE 5 wks


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___ ____ ____ ___
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The rapid flight of time.


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Willis Bemis


Willis Bemis
Born
Aug. 28, 1825
Died
June 16, 1889


What courtesy and gentleness were his,
Our lives for years to come will miss
His sweet serenity.


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Stephen Risley, Jr. and his wife Polly arrived in Brattleboro some time after December 9, 1805, from East Hartford, Connecticut, where he was born in 1778. Stephen bought land from Nathaniel Blakeslee on September 30, 1806 for his marble shop, and sold it to Nathan White on January 19, 1811.


This stonecutter's shop was located fifty rods north of the popular Rutherford Hayes Tavern, in a wedge of land formed by the Turnpike, now Western Avenue, the "north and south Mill-Road", named for the Israel Smith mill, now Meadowbrook Road, and the "east and west Mill-Road, no longer extant, which once ran from the Turnpike northeasterly up the "Long Hill" to the first meeting house built in 1768.


Polly died August 22, 1829 in Madison, New York and was buried in the Madison Village Cemetery. Stephen followed her on February 2, 1857, aged seventy-eight years.


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Mrs. Asenath Bennett


Asenath Bennett
Died
Sept. 3, 1892
AE 101 years 5 mos
25 dys


At Rest


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Mrs. Dorothy Bennet


Dorothy Bennet
Wife of Noah Bennet
Died May 17, 1830,
AEt. 80 years.


Beneath these clods I'm laid
To mingle with the dust
The solemn debt to nature's paid
And God's decrees are just.


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Edmund F. Bennett


Edmund F.
son of
Albert & Mary E.
Bennet
died May 4, 1846
Aged 29 years


Dearest Edmund thou hast
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the dream of life is fled
And in Heaven in joy to greet the
Where no farewell tear is shed.


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Mrs. Emme Bennet


In
memory of
Emme Bennet
consort of Derastus
Bennet, who died
Feb. 4 1810 AE 37


The sweet remembrance of the just,
Shall flourish when they sleep in dust,
Death from all deaths shall set us free,
And will our gain forever be;
Death loos'd the massy chains of woe,
And let the mournful captive go.


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Mrs. Hannah Bennett


In Memory of Mrs.
Hannah Bennett,
wife of Mr. Stephen Bennett,
who died July 11, 1813, in
the 73 year of her age.


Hear what the voice from Heav'n proclaims,
For all the pious dead.


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Noah Bennet


Noah Bennet
died
Nov. 25, 1833
In his 90 year


[footstone]


N. B.


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Noah Bennett, Jr.


Noah Bennett Jr
died
Oct. 3, 1842
AEt. 58


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Rodney F. Bennet


Drowned May 15
1816. Rodney F.
Son of Mrs Huldah
Bennet, aged 5 years
and 11 days


Mourn not dear friends that sudden doom
Which sent me to an early tomb
Twas Gods commands which bade me rise
On Glorys pinions to the Skies.


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Mrs. Ruth Bennett


Mrs Ruth
Widow of
Stephen Bennett
Died
Feb. 8, 1851
AE 88 yrs


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Stephen Bennett


Stephen Bennett
died
Dec. 18, 1845
AE 83


Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord.


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Martha A. N. Bigelow


Martha A. N.
Daugh. of
David & Susan
Bigelow
Died Aug. 2
1851 AE 15 yrs


Dead but not lost.


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Mary M. Bills


Mary M.
Dau of H & L Bills
Died Jan. 18, 1839
AEt. 4 y-s 10 m-s


Daughter of Hartwell and Lucy M. Bills


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John Birge


In memory of
Mr John Birge
who died April 21st
1806. AE 79 years


Think, gentle reader of the state of man;
Nor live secure in health and spirit gay:
Think with sudden change the awful span;
And live as if you thought to die to day.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Freeman Blair


Freeman, son of
Mr George & Mrs
Matilda Blair di
ed Feb, 1 1810 AE
1 Year 11 mths 12
days.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Anna Blakeslee


Here lies Buried
Mrs Anna Blakeslee
Relict of Capt
James Blakeslee
___ _____ ____ ____
55 years of Age


[footstone]


Mrs
A B


Anna Blakeslee died on November 12, 1790.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Demies Blakeslee


Mrs
Demies Blakeslee
wife of Capt
James Blakeslee
Died feby 12th
1793 aged 25


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Joel W. Bliss And Mrs. Lucy Bliss


Joel W. Bliss
died Aug 4 1818
AEt. 43 years.


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Lucy
Wife of Joel Bliss
died June 13, 1824
AEt. 53 years.


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Silvanus Blodget


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In memory of Silva
nus Son of Mr Saml
& Mrs Mercy Blodg
et he died May 5
1810 AE 7 years


Hark from the tombs a dole-
ful sound
My ears attend the cry:
Ye living youths come view
the ground
Where you must shortly lie

Lines sung by himself the
day before his death


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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David M. Bradley


David M. Bradley
Born
Jan. 7, 1803
Died
Sept. 21, 1869


Sickness & death with him no more
Trials & troubles he'll see never more
Serenely he'll sleep till the last day
When angels will keep guard over
his way.


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Mary A. Brackett's Family Lot In 1874


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Mrs. Cynthia Briggs


Cynthia Briggs,
wife of James B Briggs,
died May 31, 1818, AE
27 years.


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Amos Brooks


Memento Mori


In Memory of Amos Brooks
Son to Mr Taylor Brooks
& Mrs Lydia his Wife
he Decd January ye 2d
1779 Aged 16 years
and 19 days --


Reader Behold and Shed a tear
Think on the dust that Slumbers here
And When you read the fate of me
Think on the glass that runes for the


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Mrs. Adeline Peirce Brown


Adeline Peirce
Beloved Wife of
Allan D. Brown
Born Feb. 14, 1850
Died Dec. 12, 1938


And my heart shall rejoice
Lord Jesus
When Thou comest and callest
For me.


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Columbus E. Burke


Columbus E. Burke
Born
Nov. 21, 1810
Died
Nov. 27, 1877


He is not dead but sleepeth.


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Mrs. Mila Burlingame


Mila
wife of Zelotes
Burlingame
Died
June 16, 1853
AE 43 y'rs & 9 mo


Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord.


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Mrs. Betsey Burnham And Children


Betsey,
Wife of
Chas. Burnham
Died
Aug. 3, 1852
In Her 76 year


At her side repose her children
Dolly, Nancy & Amy


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Mary Burnham


Mary
daugh. of
J. & R. Burnham
Died July 11, 1828
AE 2 yrs 7 ms


Mary was the daughter of John Burnham and his Rebecca.


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David W. Burt


David W. Burt
Died
July 14, 1833
AE 33


Lucinda R.
His wife
Died June 14, 1885
AE 85


Erected by Lizzie


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Ebenezer Burt


Ebenezer Son of
Mr Jonathan & Mrs
Barshabe Burt
He died Decm 17th
1800 AE 4 years


Death is a debt,
To nature due
Which I have paid
And so must you.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Joseph Burt


Mr Joseph Burt
Died march 19th
1792 in the 65th
year of his age --


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Joseph Burt, Jr.


In Memory of
Mr Joseph Burt
Jur who Decd may
ye 21st 1781
in ye 30th year
of his Age


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Rachel Burt


Mrs Rachel Burt
wife of Mr
Joseph Burt
Died Jany 15th
1795 in the
64th year of her
age


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Mrs. Thankful Burt


In Memory of
Mrs Thankfull Burt
Ye Wife of Mr
Joseph Burt She Decd
Novr ye 14 1780 in ye
85th Year of her Age.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Lucena Butler


Lucena R.
wife of
Sewall Butler
died
March 5, 1871
aged 69 years


She is at rest.


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Sewall Butler


Sewall Butler
Died
March 18, 1874
Aged 72 years


Gone but not forgotten.


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Benjamin Butterfield, Esqr.


In memory of
Benjamin Butterfield
Esqr
who died
7th Dec. 1804, in the
79th year of his age --


I am gone into eternity
Make sure of Christ while life remains
And death will be eternal gain.


The checkerboard urn, with its two smaller flanking checkerboards, may reflect the favorite pastime for Benjamin Butterfield, Esq. The checkers board was placed upon many Vermont tavern tables and across country store crackerbarrels two hundred years ago.


New England gravestone scholar Peter Benes referred to the popular "checkerboard denticulated borders" which appear in vertical pair upon many slate stones in Brattleboro. This expression is derived from floor mosaic design and architectural ornamentations. One stone here has a single top horizontal denticulated border.


With its paired checkerboard denticulated borders---the two parts that represent the whole---the slate slab itself becomes symbolically the last board that the grave's occupant has played upon.


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Capt. Ezra Butterfield


In memory of Capt
Ezra Butterfield
who died Jan. 6 1825, in
the 67 year of his age.


This languishing head is at rest,
Its thinking & aching are o'er
This quiet immoveable breast
Is heav'd by affliction no more.


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Jesse Butterfield


In
Memory of Mr
Jesse Butterfield
who died
March 17 1813 AE 56
years


Life is the time that God hath giv'n
To fit the soul to dwell in Heav'n.


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John B. Butterfield And Elizabeth Brockington


John B. Butterfield
Dec. 8, 1838 - Jan. 24, 1915


Elizabeth Brockington
His wife
Feb. 28, 1857 - Apr. 1, 1929


Asleep in Jesus.


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Mrs. Martha Butterfield


Mrs Martha
Wife of
Capt Ezra
Butterfield
Died
Aug. 27, 1842
Aged 82 years.


____ ___ ____ _____
_____ ___ ____ ____
___ ____ with sweet___
___ ____ _____ _____


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Mrs. Mary Butterfield


Mary
Relict of
Thadeus Miller
Widow of the Late
Alpheus Butterfield
died Sept 30, 1842
AEt. 63


Oh let your mournful tear be dry
I will hail thee happy in the sky.


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Mrs. Susanna Butterfield


In Memory of Mrs
Susanna Butterfield the wife
of Benjamin Butterfield Esqr
She Departed this life Novemr
Ye 29 1776 in the 48th
Year of her Age --
She was born in Sept ye 22d 1729


Susanna was the daughter of Jacob Spalding of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


Gravestone Carver Ebenezer Soule, Sr.


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Sybil Butterfield


In Memory of Miss
Sebel Dauhr of Benjn
Butterfield Esqr &
Mrs Susanna his wife
Died March 5th 1786
Aged 16 years & 2 M


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T C
A 9 Y
1769


This is the shortest gravestone inscription in Brattleboro.

Aged 9 Years


This stone stood about one hundred and forty feet southwest from the 1768 meeting house, and about sixty-five feet east from the place where the stock and pillory stood beginning in 1781. The early settlers with the surname beginning with a "C", with gravestones fairly near by, include Carpenter, Cook, and Church families.


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Hannah Cain


Hannah Cain
Died
JUne 3, 1891
AE 50 Yrs


At Rest


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John Adams Capen


John Adams
Son of James and Rhoda
Capen Died Sept. 7, 1828
Aet. 7 months 28 days


Sinks the lovely blooming flower
Sweet smiling solace of an hour
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.


John Adams Capen was born on February 7, 1828 to James Capen and Rhoda Platts. He was the twin brother of James Henry Capen, who lived a normal span of life.


Autumn brings to New England in late afternoon, through the still, clear air, a long slant of light that shadows even the shallowest hollows in the worn gravestones, and brings to sight the obscured words.


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Josiah Carlton


Erected
In
Memory of
Josiah Carlton
Son of Josiah
& Fanny White
Who died July 4
1828
Aged 8 years.


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Mrs. Bethiah Carpenter


In memory of Mrs
Bethiah Carpenter
wife of Mr
James Carpenter
who died
April 5, 1813 AE 64
years.


A debt unpaid is ever due
I've paid my debt & so must you.


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Daniel W. Carpenter


Daniel W
Youngest Son of
Oliver & Arrathusa
Carpenter
Died Dec. 19 1854
AE 22 y's 2 m's


Sleep on dear Brother and take thy rest
God called thee first he saw it best
But soon we hope to meet again
Beyond this world of sin and pain.


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Mrs. Martha Carpenter


Martha
Wife of
Oliver Carpenter
Died
Oct. 6, 1805
AEt. 85


Stop my friends & take a tho't
How soon the grave may be your lot
Make shure of Christ while life remains
And death shall be eternal gain.


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Mrs. Melissa Grant Carpenter


Melissa B. Grant
wife of
Edwin B. Carpenter
Died
Aug. 6, 1817 AE 25


Thy virtue and thy worth
Shall fond remembrance cheer
And ease the aching heart
That drops the falling tear.


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Oliver Carpenter


In memory of Mr
Oliver Carpenter
Who died June 12, 1828
Aged 74


Let every tear be wipe'd away
And every tongue be still
For Jesus doth his sceptre sway
And calls us when He will.


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Deacon Oliver Carpenter


Dea. Oliver
Carpenter
Died
Nov. 25, 1865
AE 75 Yrs 8 ms

________


My flesh shall slumber in the grave
Till the last trumpets joyful sound
Then burst the bands in sweet surprise
And in my Saviours image rise.


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Rev. Augustus Chandler


Rev.
Augustus Chandler
Died
Mar. 26, 1880
AE 49.


Thy work is done.


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Gertrude Agnes Chandler


Gertrude Agnes
Died
May 23, 1873
AE 21 yrs 9 ms


We will not stain with grieving
our fair though faint light
But cling to thee in spirit
as if thou wert in sight.


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Henrietta Maria Chandler


Henrietta Maria
Died
July 16, 1868
AE 11 yrs 11 ms


Our Blessed Master saved us
in our repining
So tenderly he sued us
for his own
So beautiful he made
our child's declining
Her dying blessed us
as her birth had done.


Death by common consumption, or tuberculosis, was widely considered in the nineteenth century to be elegant, spiritually refining, and a beautiful declining. Charles Dickens described the consumption in "Nicholas Nickleby" in 1839---


There is a dread disease which so prepares its victim, as it were, for death; which so refines it of its grosser aspect, and throws around familiar looks unearthly indications of the coming change; a dread disease, in which the struggle between soul and body is so gradual, quiet, and solemn, and the result so sure, that day by day, and grain by grain, the mortal part wastes and withers away, so that the spirit grows light and sanguine with its lightening load, and, feeling immortality at hand, deems it but a new term of mortal life. . .


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Mrs. Lucy I. Lord Chandler


Lucy I. Lord
Wife of
Rev. Augustus Chandler
Died
Feb. 7, 1914
AE 81.


She hath done what
she could.


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Blanche Mary Susan Ethelind Channing


Blanche Mary Susan Ethelind
Channing
Born at Liverpool Feb. 26, 1860
Died at Boston Aug. 9, 1902


"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"


_______________


"My knowlege of that life is small
The eye of faith is dim
But it is enough that Christ knows all
And I shall be with Him"

Richard Baxter


[The Book of Matthew 5: 8, The Beatitudes]


The final verse, accredited on the gravestone, is from the 1681 hymn "Lord, It Belongs Not To My Care" composed by Richard Baxter.


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Mrs. Elizabeth B. Chapin


Elizabeth B. Chapin
Wife of
Charles Chapin
& Daughter of
Nathan & Elizabeth
Bridge
of Charlestown
Died
March 9, 1828
AE 21


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Hon. Oliver Chapin


Erected
in memory of the
Hon.
Oliver Chapin
Esqr he died
June 26 AD 1811
AE 51 Years


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William Orne Chapin


William Orne Chapin
Son of
Charles and Sophia Dwight
Chapin
Born
March 10, 1837
Died
January 3, 1895


LEAD KINDLY LIGHT


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Horatio B. Chase


Horatio B.
son of
Wm. S. &
Mandana M.
Chase. died
Sept. 26, 1845
AE 1 year
& 3 mos


Of such is the
Kingdom of heaven.


Mandana M. Bemis was the daughter of blacksmith Lemuel K. Bemis and Betsey his wife.


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Mrs. Nancy Chase


In memory of
Mrs Nancy Chase
wife of Jonathan
Chase who died Feby 6th
1807. AE 21 years


In youths bloom death laid me down
Here I await the trumpet sound
When God doth call I must arise
To meet my Savour in the Skies.


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Albert A. Cheney


Albert A. Cheney
Born
Jan. 24, 1840
Died
July 15, 1888


Blessed are the pure in heart
For they shall see God ___ ___
____ ____ ____ ____
___ing of God a ____not made
____ ____ eternally ____ ____


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Anna Child


Anna Child
Died
March 8, 1830
AEt. 90


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Church Children


Here lies buried
Jonathan Son of
Lieut Jonathan Church
And Mrs Perone
His wife Died Sept
12th 1788 aged 2
years 1 M & 16 D


In Memory of
Horace son of Mr.
Jonathan & Mrs.
Perone Church.
Died July 2d 1792
aged 3 years 9 M
& 1 D


In Memory of
Urania Daughr
of Mr. Jonathan &
Mrs. Perone Church
Died novr 12th 1792
aged 8 Months &
25 D ---


Originally located in a burying ground that lay along the "Road to the Meeting House", at the top of the High Street hill at present Retting Place---the three stones of the Church children now stand in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.


Urania Church died by scarlet fever, which was epidemic in Brattleboro in 1792. Her oldest brother Daniel Whipple Church described that time, when he was twenty years old---


Soon after his return our family were taken down with scarlet fever---or as it was then called "canker rash". My mother was much the worst attacked. Her throat was so much swollen with the inflammation that she could not swallow medicine or anything and was bolstered up in a chair. She lingered some time but was never well after it. This led us by death's door to that of poverty which we entered. Every one of the family except myself, was dangerously sick with the disease.


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Daniel Whipple Church


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Mrs. Elizabeth Church


In memory of
Elizabeth Church
wife of Reuben Church
who died Dec. 31 1829
In her 77 year


Stop my friends and take a thought
How soon the grave may be your lot
Make sure of Christ while life remains
And death will be eternal gain.


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Col. Timothy Church


Col.
Timothy Church
died Nov. 13, 1823
AE 86


He was one of the first settlers
of this Town.


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Elizabeth E. Clancey


Lizzie E. Clancey
died
Oct. 24, 1865
AE 19 yrs 27 ds


Sister we shall meet again.


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Mrs. Freedom Clark


FreedomAlexander,Mrs.JosephClark,1796Tympanum.jpg


Memento Mori


In Memory of Mrs
Freedom the late
Amiable Consort of
Mr Joseph Clark who
Died in Childbed
Apl 3 1790 in the 35
year of Her Age


She's gone and left this mortal Stage
Tho while in life adorn'd Her Age
She patiently Resign'd Her breath,
And now Her body sleeps in Death.
Her Soul is gone we hope and trust
To be with Christ among the blest
To see His face forever nigh
And sing His Prise Eternally.


Gravestone Carver Ebenezer Janes


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Isadore P. Clark


Isadore P.
dau of
W. S. & P. E. Clark
died
April 2, 1847
Aged 7 years


Sweet child we give
Thee back to God
And meekly kiss
The chast'ning rod.


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Mrs. Jane Nason Clark


Jane Nason
wife of
Rufus Clark
1838 - 1913


Entered into Light


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Duane H. Clement Gravestone 1907.jpg

Duane H. Clement Monument 1907


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Denison Cobleigh


In memory of
Denison Cobleigh
who died
Jan. 5, 1821 AE
28 years.


No, I'll repine at death no more,
But with a cheerful gasp resign,
To the cold dungeon of the grave,
These dying, with'ring limbs of mine.


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Major Edward Coldy


Major Edward
son of
Daniel W. & Maria E.
Coldy
Died June 8, 1861
AE 18 ys 4 ms


How many hopes are buried here.


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Mrs. S. Katherine Stone Collins


S. Kittie Stone
Wife of
George A. Collins
Nov. 28, 1872
Sept. 18, 1897


In after time we'll meet her.


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Harry P. Comegys


Harry P. Comegys
Born at Bratt. Dec 6, 1856
Died at Topeka, Kan.
July 24, 1880
AE 23 yrs


And then to die so young
and leave unfinished what
he might achieve.


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Susan M. Comegys


Susan M. Comegys
Born 1839
Died 1893


A faithful mother to a
dead mother's son


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Mrs. Charlotte Conant


Charlotte
Wife of
C. S. Conant
Born Oct. 10, 1837
Died Jan. 21, 1888


Think of me.


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Mrs. Beulah Cook


In Memory of Mrs
Bulah Cook wife to
Capt Oliver Cook who
Decd octr 26th 1782 in
ye 47th year of her age.


Beneathe this shade in darkness most profound
Here lies conceald till ye last trumpet's sound
The tender mother and the Loving wife
Whose cares were great in the domestic life
Calm were her passions constant was her mind
To neighbors friendly to her consort kind.


Gravestone Carver The Soule Family


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Capt. Oliver Cook


In
Memory of
Capt Oliver Cook
who died
Jan. 4, 1813 in the 78 year
of his age.


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StephenRisley,Jr.,TombStones,Marble,January11,1810.jpg

Stephen Risley, Jr. and his wife Polly arrived in Brattleboro some time after December 9, 1805, from East Hartford, Connecticut, where he was born in 1778. Stephen bought land from Nathaniel Blakeslee on September 30, 1806 for his marble shop, and sold it to Nathan White on January 19, 1811.


This stonecutter's shop was located fifty rods north of the popular Rutherford Hayes Tavern, in a wedge of land formed by the Turnpike, now Western Avenue, the "north and south Mill-Road", named for the Israel Smith mill, now Meadowbrook Road, and the "east and west Mill-Road, no longer extant, which once ran from the Turnpike northeasterly up the "Long Hill" to the first meeting house built in 1768.


Polly died August 22, 1829 in Madison, New York and was buried in the Madison Village Cemetery. Stephen followed her on February 2, 1857, aged seventy-eight years.


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Mrs. Catherine Cormack


Catherine
Wife Of
Martin Cormack
Died
Aug. 24, 1859
AE 56


A native of Ireland


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Martin Cormack


Martin Cormack
Died
Sept. 25, 1859
AE 68


A native of Ireland


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Apptah Cornett


In memory of
Miss Apptah Cornett
of Rahway N. J.
Died
April 26, 1859
In the 46 year
of her age


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


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Alfred D. Cortis


Alfred D. Cortis
Died
Apr. 30, 1862
AE 39


Another call and I must go
And leave all worldly friends below.


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Catharine B. Crosby


Catharine B.
Daugh. of
Thos. & Catharine B.
Crosby
Born Aug. 21, 1824
Died
Oct. 27, 1864


She hath done what she could.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby


In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Crosby
wife of Mr Isaac Crosby who
died June 14 1815 in the 64
year of her age


To this sad spot, where thy cold relicts sleep,
Shall fond remembrance oft repair to weep.


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Isaac Crosby


Sacred
to the memory of Mr
Isaac Crosby
who died Sept. 14. 1812
in the 69 year of
his age.


"Blessed are the dead, who die in
the Lord, they rest from their
labours, and their works do follow
them.


From the rich source whence endless blessings flow,
He now celestial happiness enjoys,
And blest beyond what mortals e're canknow,
Drinks the rich cup of bliss that nevercloys.


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Israel M. Crosby


Israel M. Crosby son
of Isaac & Lucy
Crosby died Dec. 19
1813 AE 3 years 6
ms. & 16 ds.


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Mrs. Lucia Crosby


Lucia
Wife of
Edward Crosby
& daughter of
Oshea & Miriam
Smith. Died
July 29, 1840
AE 22 y'rs.


Gone but not lost.


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Mrs. Rebecah Crosby


Rebecah Crosby
wife of Isaac Crosby died April
16, 1814 in the 39 year of
her age


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Mrs. Rebecca Crosby


Rebecca
Wife of
Miller Crosby
Died
Nov. 8, 1836
In her 93 y-r


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Lucien R. Burleigh 1886 Lithograph

South Main Street, Long Picket Fence


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Mrs. Mary A. Crosier


Mary A.
wife of
T. G. Crosier
Died
Nov. 26, 1871
AE 48 Ys 6 Ms 4 Ds


Thou hast gone from our side, our dearly loved Mother
Gone from thy loved ones from suffering and pain
Thou hast passed the dark portal the deep rooling river
Though we mourn thy departure our loss thy gain.


The stone carver's error is "rooling" for rolling river.


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Sarah Culy


SarahCulyDied17December1854,BookOfJobEpitaph,AsylumCemetery.jpg


Sarah Culy
Wife of
Hezekiah Culy
Died
Dec. 17, 1854
AE. 34


The eye of him that hath seen me shall
come no more. Why hast thou set in
me a mark against thee so that I am a
burden to myself? and why dost thee not
pardon my transgression and take away
mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the
dust and thou shalt seek me in the
morning, but I shall not be.


[From The Book of Job, several verses in Chapter 7]


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Burial Basket, Vermont Asylum For The Insane, Brattleboro

Wicker With Light Blue Paint Wash


The fallen Sarah Culy stone, at one time the last one remaining in the lot following a course of apparently planned vandalism, was finally covered with a white corrosive powder that hopelessly stained and defaced it.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Cune


Mrs. Elizabeth Cune
Wife of Capt William
Cune died June 8th
1800 aged 69


Affliction fore long I bore
Physicians skill was vain
Till God did send death as a friend
To ease me of my pain.


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Roswell And Enos Cune


Roswell died may 16
1787 in the 6th
year of his age --


Enos died June 12th 1798 in
the 12th year of his age --


Sons of Mr. Isaac Cune


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Cutler


A Son of Mr
Jonas & Mrs
Sally Cutler
died Sept. 2
1821, aged 3 days.


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Clara Jane Cutler


Clara Jane
daugh
of
Jonas & Clarina J.
Cutler
died
Nov. 26, 1847
aged 5 yrs
& 5 mo


What God has done
is right all right
Thy child is taken to
realms of light.


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Martin Jonas Cutler


Martin Jonas Cutler
died
Feb. 16, 1853
AE 13 mos.


I opened not my mouth
because thou didst it.


[The Book of Psalms 39: 9]


Choosing this particular psalm indicates that the survivor senses a severe discipline or punishment, yet still hopes for resolution. This epitaph is in contrast to nearly all other Brattleboro epitaphs, which indicate complete acceptance.


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Charles Jarvis Cutts And Elizabeth Bartlett Cutts


Lizzie
and
Charlie


Elizabeth
Bartlett
Wife of
A. R. Bullard, M. D.
Born Apr. 12, 1837
Died Feb. 2, 1864


Charles Jarvis
Born Mar. 21, 1848
Died Feb. 2, 1864


The blessing of their quiet lives
Fell on us like the dew
And good thoughts where their footsteps pressed
Like fairy blossoms grew.


Fold them, O Father in thine arms
And let them henceforth be
Sweet messengers of love between
Our human hearts and Thee.


[The gravestone carver misspells the name of Dr. Alfred R. Ballard].


This epitaph is adapted from stanzas seven and thirteen from the 1845 poem "Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier. Stanza thirteen became a verse in the hymn "Another Hand is Beckoning Us".


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Frederick Daniels


Frederick
Son of
A. & L. M. Daniels
Died
Dec. 5, 1841
AE 4 months
& 5 days


Of such is the
Kingdom of heaven.


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Mrs. Lucy M. Daniels


Lucy M.
Wife of
Addington Daniels
Died
Dec. 12, 1841
Aged 28 years
& 10 months


Serenely laid
In this thy last retreat
Unheeded o're thy silent dust
The stormes of life shall beat.


Addington Daniels conducted a shop on Elliot Street selling bass viols and violins during 1841 and 1842 and possibly longer.


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Mrs. Esther Dickerman


Mrs Esther Dickerman
Wife of Mr John
Dickerman Decd June
3d 1790
aged 58 years


Here lies the dust of a companion
To all obliging & to all sincere
May all surviving friends submit
And own the justice of Gods power.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Dr. Lemuel Dickerman


Doct
Lemuel Dickerman
Died Oct. 8, 1832
Aged 81 years


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Mrs. Lucinda Dickerman


Sacred
to the Memory of
Mrs. Lucinda Dickerman
Wife of Dr. Lemuel Dickerman
who died July 17, 1813
Aged 56 y'rs


"Is Death at distance? No, he has been here
And giv'n earnest of his final blow.
These hours which lately smiled,
Where are they now?

Call'd to the thought, & gastly lost, all lost,
In silent darkness where no light can show
Till Christ shall ope' the ground &
Bid her dust arise."


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Dr. Lemuel Dickerman's Survey Marker


Dr. Lemuel Dickerman and Samuel Field are both buried in the Meeting House Hill Cemetery. This slate survey marker shows a corner, or a turning in direction to the new, last survey course at East twelve degrees fifteen seconds South to the place of beginning, in the land that Dr. Dickerman bought from Samuel Field for three hundred dollars on November 25, 1799.


This deed is recorded in the Brattleboro Land Records in Volume C2, pages 3-4.


The No. 34 carved on the slate marker may refer to an entry in the surveyor's personal work ledger, or to an account book kept by the Treasurer of the Town of Brattleboro. This slate marker may have replaced the first simple stake and stones on the site.


The place of beginning for the survey was seven rods, twenty-one links from the L. D. No. 34 marker, or about one hundred and thirty feet away east, at a stone wall that ran along Samuel Field's orchard.


Samuel Field lived in a house standing close to the west side of present Orchard Street, about six hundred feet north of the Meeting House Hill Cemetery boundary. A large, weathered old barn now stands upon the Field house site, at a slight crook in the road. Dr. Dickerman lived along this road to the south.


On October 11, 1811 Samuel Field sold one and a half acres of his land to the Town of Brattleboro, to be part of the Meeting House Hill burying ground, with the Field plot now lying within that acre at the extreme southeast corner.


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Maria Dickerman


Erected
In memory of
Maria Dickerman
dau of Doct. Lemuel & Lucinda
Dickerman who died July 11
1816 in the 20 year of her age


A life well spent
Makes this dark grave
The portal to eternal bliss.


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Nathaniel Dickerman


Mr. Nathaniel Dicker-
man died sept 29th
1797 in the 22nd
year of his age.


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Willard Dickerman


Willard son of
Doctr Lemuel & Mrs
Lucinda Dickerman
died march 30th
1795
Aged 10 days


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Asa Dickerson


In Memory of
Asa son of Mr
Paul & sally
Dickerson who
Departed this life
_en 27th 1800
Aged Nine months
And Twenty
Days


Asa Dickerson was born to Sarah Bemis, called Sally, the daughter of David Bemis of Dummerston, Vermont. She married Paul Dickerman there on December 13, 1796. Paul and Sally removed to Ellisburg, New York. Sarah died there in 1805.


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Mrs. Susan Phelps Dickinson


Susan Phelps
Wife of
Zelotes Dickinson
Born March 27, 1810
Died Sept. 23, 1837
Aged 27.


Dear Husband, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister and Friends
Adieu, Weep not for me. Thy gentle tears ____ my pain
____ aloft from ___ __ God through Christ to ____.


Susan Phelps was the daughter of Joseph Henry Phelps of Halifax, Vermont. She married Zelotes Dickinson on February 25, 1834. In later years a large sign bearing her husband's name was seen outside the brick building called "Steen's Corner". Zelotes Dickinson was a fire warden, opened slate quarries in Guilford, and willed a contingency plan for a farm-based industrial school in the East Village for poor and vagrant children that would have three trustees---Unitarian, Congregational, and Episcopal.


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William A. Ditto


William A. Ditto
Died
Apr. 26, 1887
AE 26


He giveth his beloved sleep.


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Dr. Joseph Draper


Joseph Draper, M. D.
Born Feb. 16, 1834
Died Mar. 17, 1892


__________


Let us be judged by
the general tenor
of our lives,
whether it be for
good, or whether
it be for evil.


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Mrs. Hannah Dunklee


Hannah Dunklee 1797, Gravestone Tympanum, Possibly Sampson B. Adams.jpg


Memento Mortis.


In Memory of
Mrs. Hannah the
wife of Joseph
Dunklee she Died
May 5th 1797
in the 39th year
of her age.


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This gravestone carver---possibly Sampson B. Adams---practiced with the chisel, or tested the slate, before cutting the final inscription. A large test capital "W" appears on the stone below grade on the left, with a smaller "w" is carved in the center of the slate---practice for the word "wife".


The practiced initial stem for the letters "h" and "m" appear throughout the inscription. The word "In" follows, turned at right angles to the other test lettering. The carver buried his test lettering below grade, or below the ground.


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Mrs. Hannah Dunklee, Footstone 1797.jpg


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Hannah was the daughter of Capt. Oliver Cook and Beulah Knapp.


Gravestone Carver Possibly Sampson B. Adams


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Jonathan Dunklee


In memory of Mr
Jonathan Dunklee
who died
July 9, 1818 AE 63
years.


Beneath this stone here lies confi'd
A Husband dear; a Father kind
His language is when this you see,
Prepare your-selves to follow me.


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Mrs. Martha Dunklee


In memory of
Mrs Martha
wife of Mr
Robert Dunklee
who died Feby 15th
1805. AE 81 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Robert Dunklee


In memory of
Mr
Robert Dunklee
who died June 5
1776 AE 66 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Sabrah Dunklee


In memory of Mrs
Sabrah Dunklee
wife of Mr Joseph
Dunklee who died
April 5 1821 in the 52


Saborah was born in Marlboro, Vermont on July 11, 1769 to Capt. Francis Whitmore and his wife Elizabeth Hale. Francis was an itinerant tinker and Elizabeth was a life-long nurse and midwife who was credited with two thousand births.


Doctor Lemuel Dickerman remembered that one night Elizabeth, with her child Saborah, became lost in the woods tracking a wandering belled cow, and spent the night on the ground.


Saborah married Job Adams, divorced, then married Joseph Dunklee about 1768. She died April 5, 1821 aged fifty-two years. Sabrah later said her name was Saboria. Her sister Philamene married Isaac Barrett.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Roxanna & Sarah Dunklee


Two Dauts of Mr Jonathan
& Mrs Sarah Dunklee
Sarah died Octr 16th 1779
AE 24 Days Roccena died
Jany 4th 1799 AE 2 years.


Here lies two Babes who were swept from the stage,
Whose lives were cut off in the flower of their age
May this be a warning to those who survive,
To make a good use of their time whilst alive


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Mrs. Sarah Dunklee


Sarah
Wife of
Jonathan Dunklee
died
July 9 1841
AEt. 83 years


Thy dead men shall live, together with my
dead body shall they arise. Awake & sing, ye
that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew
of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.


Verse from The Book of Isaiah 26: 19.


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Henry Edwin Earle


Henry Edwin
Son of
Orville & Eliza
M. Earle
Died
Dec. 30, 1867
AE 3 yrs 2 mos 6 dys


He doeth all things
well.


[The Book of Mark 7: 37]


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Mrs. Clarissa Easterbrook


In
Memory of
Clarissa Easterbrook
Wife of John Easterbrook who
died April 29, 1813 AE 29
years


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Mrs. Rosannah Easterbrook


Erected
in memory of
Rosannah Easterbrook
wife of Warren Easterbrook
who died April 26, 1813 in the
62 year of her
age


A soul prepared needs no delays
The summons comes the saint obeys
Swift was her flight & short the road
She clos'd her eyes & saw her God;
When Jesus calls while hope assumes
And boasts her joys among the tombs.


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Sarah Esterbrook


Sarah Esterbrook
Died
Apr. 25, 1855
AE 70 yrs


[on back]


Mrs M


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Warren Easterbrook


Warren Easterbrook
Died
June 29, 1838
AEt. 90


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William Easterbrook


Pause Mortal
and reflect


Erected
in memory of
William Easterbrook
who died
April 24 1817 in the 26
year of his
age


In bloom of youth behold I die
Leave kindred friends & all that's nigh
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death to follow me.


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Mrs. Rhoda Eaton


Rhoda
Wife of
Simeon Eaton
died Jan 24 1842
AEt. 86


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Simeon Eaton


Sacred
to the memory of
Simeon Eaton
who died
13 Jan 1814 in the 64
year of his
age


And is this Heaven & am I there
How short the road how swift the flight
I am all life all eye all ear
Jesus is here my souls delight.


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Mrs. Emeline C. Eayrs


Emeline C.
Wife of
A. E. Eayrs
Died
Jan. 16, 1869
AE 58 Yrs


Our Dear Mother's gone and left us
To dwell in better lands above
There neither sickness pain or sorrow
But all is happiness and love.


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Mrs. Fanny A. Elliot


For other Nymphs
vernal roses bloom
Mine the dreary regions
of the tomb


In memory of
Mrs Fanny A. Elliot
Consort
of Mr Samuel Elliot
who died July 26th 1806
AE 22


O World farewell, and scenes of
life adieu
I go to join my dear departed
friends


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John Ellis


John Ellis
Died
April 13, 1837
AEt. 82 years


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Mrs. Sarah Ellis


Sarah
Wife of John Ellis
Died Jan 7, 1827
AEt. 82 years


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Sarah Ann Ellis


Sarah Ann dau of
Tho & Anna Ellis
died March 7, 1831
AEt. 4 years


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Mrs. Helen Augusta Farr


Helen Augusta
Wife of
Alonzo Farr
Died
Dec. 17, 1859
AE 36 yrs


Thy spirit dwells among the sainted blest
The wicked cease to trouble now thy rest.


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Charles S. Fessenden


Charles S. Fessenden
Born in
Halifax Vt.
Apr. 10, 1831
Died in N. Y. on board
the Steam Ship Florida
Mar. 17, 1855


Dear Son and Brother thou hast gone
And left this world of care
And soared to mansions of the blest
To join thy Brother there.


Farewell, dear Charles, farewell
Thy sufferings all are o'er
Farewell till we shall meet again
Where friends shall part no more.


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Chester E. Fessenden


Chester E. Fessenden
Died
Apr. 12, 1850
AE 12 ys 3 ms 4 ds
Son of Salmon
& Dorothy M.
Fessenden


Dear parents, grieve no more for me,
My parents, grieve no more.
Believe that I am happier far
Than even with you before.
But think of that high world where
No more shall suffer pain
And of the time when all of us
In heaven shall meet again.


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Eunice E. Fessenden


Eunice E. Fessenden
Daugh. of Mr Ben
jamin & Mrs
Elizabeth Fessenden
died Sept 5, 1815
aged 8 months
& 10 d --


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David Field


In memory of Mr
David Field
who died
June 19, 1819 in the 31
year of his age.


Forbear sad relatives to mourn
His spotless soul is now free from the
Shackles of corruption
And rests in the bosome of his God.


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Everett M. Field


Everett M.
oldest child of
A. S. & L. R. Field
Died in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
while attending
Eastman's Business
College
March 2, 1877
Aged 19 yrs 8 mos
& 13 dys


Dear Everett now you__ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____


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Mrs. Fanny M. Field


Fanny M. Field
Wife of Tyler Field
Died June 5, 1827
AE 24


Our Joys all bide transiently here
A morning but one moment fair
The year be clouded round;
Or like the rose which soon as spread
Gently declines its drooping head
And falls upon the ground.


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Orenzo Field


Orenzo son of
David & Patty Field
died Aug. 17. 1815
AE 4 weeks & 5 ds.


Here is laid the brightest flower
Cut down & witherd in an hour


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Sophrona L. Field


Sophrona L. Field
dau of David & Patty
Field died Aug 13
1820 AE 1 year & 9
m -- s


From deaths arest no age is free.


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Asa Fisher


Asa Fisher
Died
Mar. 6, 1880
AE 79 Yrs 10 Mos


Weep not for Father for we trust
He is happy now with the just.


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Mrs. Ellen Fisher


Ellen
Wife of
Williard Fisher
Died
Jan. 13, 1853
AE 24


Weep not for Ellen for we trust
She is happy now among the just.


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Emeline Fisher


In memory of
Emeline Fisher
dau of Ebenezer & Lucy
Fisher who died June 16,
1829 in her 9 year


Sweet is the mem'ry of the just
While they shall sleep in dust.


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John Fisher


John
son of
Asa & Mary Fisher
Died
July 1, 1852
AE 22


Fair and lovely was thy tender way
Who in thy youth was call'd away
But in Heaven we hope to meet thee
In that great triumphant day.


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Willard Fisher


Willard Fisher
Died
May 13, 1869
AE 44 yrs


Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.


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James Fisk, Jr.


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Woman In Black At Monument To James Fisk, Jr.


Woman In Mourning At James Fisk Junior Monument, Wreath, Flower.jpg


James Fisk Monument, 1910, Sunset.jpg

Sunset On James Fisk Monument 1910


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James Fisk, Jr. Monument

Prospect Hill Cemetery


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James Fisk Monument, Female Allegorical Figure.jpg

Larkin G. Mead, Sculptor

"obscure thought of the figure"

James Fisk Monument


The four female allegorial figures represent, Music, with Aeolian harp, wreath held in hand, and laurels encircling the head; Railroads, holding a sheaf of railroad stocks, a coronet with a small locomotive engine, and an expression of "obscure thought" that may also indicate pain and jealousy; Steamboats, wearing sandals and a crown of flowers with a sidewheel; Commerce, holding a sack of gold coins, Mercury's wand, and a head wreath with an eagle.


James Fisk Monument, Looking Over Southern Brattleboro.jpg

South Main Street House In Distance


James Fisk Monument, Medallion Face.jpg


James Fisk Monument From Northeast.jpg


James Fisk Monument, Figures On East Side.jpg


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Alvin Flint, Jr.


Alvin Flint Jr.
son of
Alvin &
Lucy E. Flint
died Nov. 23, 1838
AE 2 years 5 ms
& 18 ds


From pain and sickness ___ in
Thy Saviour's bosom rest
Gaze lovely babe upon thy Lord
And be forever blest.


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Ellen Emerson Flint


Ellen Emerson
Dau of
Alvin &
Lucy E. Flint
died June 7, 1837
aged 2 yrs 5
mos & 19 dys


Sinks the lovely blooming flower
Sweet smiling solace of an hour
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die.


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Mrs. Olive Emerson Flint


Mrs. Olive Flint
of Rochester, Vt.
Died
Aug. 5, 1837
Aged 52 years


Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord.


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Henry L. Fowler


Henry L.
son of
John & Melenda
Fowler died
Dec. 5, 1838
aged 3 years &
3 ms


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John S. Fowler


John S.
Son of Mr John
& Mrs. Melinda
Fowler Died
Dec. 8, 1831 in
his 5 year


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Ebenezer Fox


In memory of Mr
Ebenezer Fox
who died
March 15 1819 in the 70
year of his age


The toils of life, and pangs of death are o'er
And care and pain, and sickness are no more


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Mrs. Hannah Fox


In memory of Mrs
Hannah Fox
Wife of Ebenezer Fox
Who died June 13, 1830
Aged 77 years.


There is a calm for those who weep
A rest for weary pilgrims found
They softly lie and softly sleep
In silent mansions of the ground.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Aerial Photograph

South Main Street, Prospect Street, Freight Yards


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Asa French


Asa French
Died
Sept. 17, 1846
AE. 47


We part dear friends to meet again,
On that eternal shore.
When we in Christ and he in God
Shall meet to part no more.


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Asa French


In Memory of
Asa son of Mr Asa
And Marcy french
Who Departed
this life sept. the
8th 1798 in the 13th
year of his Age --


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Mrs. Elisabeth French


In Memory of Mrs
Elisabeth French the Wife
of Mr Nathaniel French
She Decd Septr ye 20th 1777
in the 55th year
of her Age --


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Mrs. Eunice Fullerton French


Eunice Fullerton
Wife of
Geo. R. French
Of Boston
Died Sept. 14, 1836
Aged 20 years.


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Foster F. French


Father


Foster F. French
Died
Mar. 10, 1888
AE 58 yrs 5 ms


He sleeps
In hope of eternal life which
God that cannot lie promised before
the world began.


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Mrs. Joanna French


In memory of
Mrs Joanna
Consort to Mr
Nathaniel French
Who Died Sept
9th 1800
in the 72nd
year of
her Age


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Nathaniel French


In memory of Mr
Nathaniel French Who
Departed this life June the
8th 1801 in the 81st
year of his Age.


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Jesse Frost


In Memory of
Mr Jesse French
Who Decd Augst ye
22d 1777
in the 23d year
of his Age --


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Joseph Frost


In Memory of
Joseph Frost Son
to Mr Jesse Frost
& Mrs Joanna his
Wife he Decd Sept
ye 11th 1776 Aged
2 years 6 Months
& 9 Days


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Mrs. Mary M. Frost And Mary Grace


Mary M.
Wife of
John W. Frost
Died
Oct. 28, 1861
AE 51


_________


Blessed Wife & Mother
Mary Grace
Their Aunt
Died Mar. 13, 1836
AE 6 Mos 10 Ds


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Olive Frost


In Memory of
Olive Frost Daughr
to Mr Jesse Frost
& Mrs Joanne his
Wife. She Decd
Sept ye 7th
1777 Aged
6 years & 12
D --


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Sally Frost


In Memory of
Salley Frost Dautr
of Mr Jesse & Mrs
Abigail Frost she
died March 6th 1806
in the 11th Year
of her Age.


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Governor Levi K. Fuller And Abby E. Estey


Levi Knight Fuller
Born in
Westmoreland, N. H.
February 24, 1841
Governor of Vermont
1892 to 1894
Died in
Brattleboro, Vermont
October 10, 1896


Devoted Scientist
A Faithful Citizen
A Loyal Friend
And a True Christian.


___________


Abby Emily Estey
Wife of
Levi Knight Fuller
Born in
Brattleboro, Vt.
September 21, 1842
Died in
Brattleboro, Vt.
March 31, 1929


And with the morn
Those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long
Since and lost awhile.


[Verse from the hymn "Lead Kindly Light"]


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Abner Gardner


Mr.
Abner Gardner
died Feb 11 1809 in
the 69 year of his
age.


Farewell dear Friends, we ___ ____ ____
But hope to live & meett again


A stock epitaph line is "we part in pain". This expression also appears on the slates for the Rev. Abner Reeve, and for Mrs. Betsey Butterfield. On this particular stone, the carver had no room for all the words, and so most likely used the superscipt.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Henry Gates


In memory of Henry
Gates, a beloved son of
Isaiah Jr. & Betsey Rich-
ardson, who died Oct.
31, 1822, AE. 21 m-s.


Happy infant, early bless'd,
Rest in peaceful slumbers rest,
Early rescu'd from the cares
Which increase with growing years.


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Elbridge Gerry


Elbridge Gerry
Entered Into Rest
Apr. 25, 1883
AE 74 yrs 7 ms
25 ds


Farewell my friends, A short farewell.


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Mrs. Harriett Gerry


Harriett
Wife of
Elbridge Gerry
Died
Aug. 23, 1863
AE 51


We love thy memory.


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Clark Gilbert


Clark Gilbert
Died
Feb. 21, 1879
AE 72 Yrs 2 Ms


My life begins here.


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Mrs. Hannah Gilbert


Hannah
Consort of
Capt. Samuel
Gilbert late of
Marlboro Died
March 26, 1841
AE 79 years.


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Anna Gill


Anna Gill
died Sep. 3
1803
aged 5 years


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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gillett


Mary Elizabeth
wife
of
E. P. Gillet
Born
March 4, 1830
Died
March 22, 1856
Aged 26


The marvel of thy beauty cannot dim
The sweetness of thy flesh will not fade
Youth give not all the glory of thine eye
____ ___ ___ and death be nevermore
___ to my soul the ___ ___ charmed
And life and death are glorified and fair
Whither thou goest to know the way I ___
And with ___ ___ to meet thee there.


__________


If death
consort with thee, death is to me as life
So forcibly within my heart I feel
The ___ of ____ draws me to my own
My ___ for what thou art is mine
Our ___ cannot be severed who are one
One flesh, one heart, one soul.


Mary Elizabeth "Lissie" Bennett married Edgar Palmer Gillet.


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Mrs. Augusta E. Gleason


Augusta E.
Wife of Jacob Gleason
Died June 16, 1832
AEt. 21 years


Augusta Gleason died less than two months after her daughter Sarah.


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Sarah A. Gleason


Sarah A. dau of
Jacob & Augusta E.
Gleason died April
___ 1832 AEt. 3
m-s 6 d-s


Sarah Gleason died on April 22, 1832.


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Mrs. Emily S. Goodenough


Emily S.
Wife of
Simon F. Goodenough
Died
Jan. 27, 1859
AE 54


Blessed Wife, and Mother


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Fletcher Goodenough


Fletcher Goodenough
Died
Jan. 13, 1814
AE 27


Dear Fletcher we miss thee.


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Henry F. Goodenough


Henry F. Goodenough
Died
March 2, 1916
Aged 80 yrs 8 mos
16 days


He was upright and honest.


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Orley Goodenough


Little Orley


Fold him O Father in thy arms,
And let him henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


This epitaph is adapted from the seventh stanza in the 1845 poem "Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier.


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Mrs. Relief Plummer Goodenough


Relief Plummer
Wife of
Alonzo Goodenough
Died
Mar. 7, 1867
AE 58


Friends nor physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine it here
When Christ doth call it to appear.


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Simon Frasier Goodenough


Simon Frasier Goodenough
Died
___ ___ ____ ____
AE 74 yrs 9 mos
12 days


Father joined the loved and gone before.


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Samuel Goodhue


In
Memory of
Samuel Goodhue
who died
June 22, 1813 AE 38
years.


No, I'll repine at death no more
But with a chearful gasp resign
To the cold dungeon of the grave
___ ____ _____ _____


The fourth line in the identical epitaph for Denison Cobleigh, who died in 1821, reads "These dying, with'ring limbs of mine".


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Hiram Gore


Hiram Gore
Born
June 7, 1806
Passed to the higher life
Feb. 6, 1880


There is no death
What seems so is transitory
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of life elysian
Whose portal we call death.


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Benjamin Gorton


Mr. Benjamin Gorton
Died
Jan. 22, 1825 in his
88 year.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Elizabeth Gorton


In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Gorton
who died June 16, 1813
AE 77 years


_____________________________________________________________________________


Nathan Gould


Sacred
to the memory of Mr
Nathan Gould
who died
March 22, 1813 in the 65
year of his
age.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Sarah Gould


In memory of
Mrs Sarah, wife of
Mr Benj. Gould
She died May 7
1787 AE 26 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Sarah Jane Green


Sarah Jane
Daugh of Joseph G. &
Frances M. Green
Died
Sept. 7, 1847
aged 2 years
5 mos & 7 days


Before her little feet had trod
Upon the dusty paths of life
Her soul has passed away to God
But far from mortal care and strife.


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Mrs. Anna Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Anna Greenleaf
wife of Stephen Greenleaf Esq. who
died Oct. 14, 1813 in the 54 year
of her age


Behold!
I have ended the journey of life; have taken my
peaceful lodgings with the silent dead! And hope
ere long my grave may prove the portal, to an
eternity of bliss!
To thee great Spirit I resign my breath!
"Thy will be done on Earth"--'twas thy decree
The death of sleep should prove the sleep of death!


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Damaris Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Damaris Greenleaf
wife of Thomas Greenleaf who
died Oct. 12 1813 in the 35 year
of her age


Thy Balm O Gilead heals up every wound
That sin has made & makest me more than sound
____ ___ for death & more salvation giv'n
___ _____ ___ ____ ____


Jeremiah 8: 22---


Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?


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Mrs. Eunice Greenleaf


Consecrated
To the memory of
Eunice Greenleaf
Relict of Stephen Greenleaf Esq.
She died March 8, 1826
Aged 86 years


Here sleeps a Mother! Good without pretence;
If virtue, piety and sober sences
Could make her so, she's happy. Let us try
To live like her, like her be fit to die!


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Moses Greenleaf


In memory of Moses
Son to Thomas S. and
Damiris Greenleaf
who departed this Life
May 18th 1808. Aged
8 months & 21 days


Suffer little Children
to come unto me.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Sarah Elizabeth Greenleaf


In memory of
Sarah Elizabeth
a lovely & interesting
dau of Thomas S. &
Lydia Greenleaf
died feb. 2, 1832 AEt
2 years 2 m-s 20 d-s


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Stephen Greenleaf, Esq.


Stephen Greenleaf esqr
Departed this life
June the 8th 1802
aged 67 years & 8 M


Forbear my friends dry up your tears
Here I must lie till Christ appears
Who when that awful day shall come
I trust will raise & take me home.


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Stephen Scollay Greenleaf


Sacred
to the memory of
Stephen Scollay Greenleaf
who died
Sept. 26, 1813 AE 18
years


To me time was! But now eternity
Never ending eternity succeeds
See here I rest in death's cold Palace laid
Friends be admonish'd! see you come-not here
Laden with guilt & unprepar'd for Hea-v'n!
For there is no repentance in the grave!


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Moses Potter Grolius


Moses Potter Grolius
Born
Boston, Apr. 24, 1861
Died
Boston, Jan. 13, 1862


Bubble.


[The infant's nickname is inscribed on the back of his stone].


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Mrs. Abigail Hadley


In memory of
Abigail Hadley
wife of Ebenezer Hadley who died
Sept 6, 1813 in the 78 year of
her age.


Reader behold & drop a tear
Think on the dust that slumbers here
And when you read the fate of me
Think on the glass that runs for thee.


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Benjamin Hadley


Memento Mori


In Memory of Mr
Benjamin Hadley Who
Decd March the 24th
1776 in the
92d year of
His Age --


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Ebenezer Hadley


In memory of
Ebenezer Hadley
who died April 27, 1815 in the
88 year of his
age.


My time on Earth has cease to be,
God call'd me home, remember me.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Eliza Hadley


Eliza dau. of Jacob
Hadley who died Sept. 17 1816
in the 3 year of her age.


This rose was sweet while in its bloom
But now pale death has cut it down.


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Lewis R. Hadley


Lewis R. son of
Jacob Hadley Jr. he died
Jan 21 1812 in the
1, year of his age


Our Babe hes sleeping in the dust
We own the hand of God is just


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Polly Hadley


Polly Daughter of
Mr. Jacob & Mrs.
Molly Hadley
Died March 23
1794
Aged one year
13 Days --


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Samuel Hadley


In Memory of
Samuel Hadley Son
to Mr Ebenezer &
Mrs Elisabeth
Hadley his Wife
he Decd, Sept ye 21st
1777 in the 2d
year of his Age.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Abigail Hale


In
memory of Mrs
Abigail Hale,
Wife of Mr W-m Hale
who died July 14, 1813
AE 80 years


To you my children & my friends
Which I have left behind,
Come view this solemn monument
And here instruction find.


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Jonathan Roberts Hale


Beneath this Mantle Shade
rests the Mortal Part of
Mr Jonathan Roberts Hale
who died March 5th 1808
AE 47 years


O mournful sight for to behold,
Our dearest friends turn'd into mould;
And blest with lovely charms;
And tak'n him from my arms.


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Loisa Hale


Loisa Dau of Mr
Joseph & Mrs Betsey
Hale who died July
11th 1807. AE 11 months


My time on earth
Was short to be;
God call'd me home,
Remember me.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Sophronia Ann Hale


Sophronia Ann
Dau of
Joseph & Anna P. Hale
Died
June 9, 1861
AE 15 y's 4 m's 26 d's


Weep not for me, when you shall see
My form lie cold in death
Shed not a tear o'er my low bier
But think she's now at rest!


Then think of me, or one you'll see
In that bright holy land
Where parted friends will meet again
A re-united band.


_____________________________________________________________________________


William Hale


In memory of
Mr William Hale
Who
Died Augt 17th
1805
AE 78 Years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Dr. George Holmes Hall


Doctr George Holmes Hall
died April 3rd AD 1807
Aged 44


Moltis ille bonis flebilis occident


This quotation from Horace, Odes, is completed with "nulle flebior quam tibi"---Falling after daring great deeds he perished, bemoaned by many good men.


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Mrs. Sarah Hall


In memory of
Mrs Sarah Consort of
Mr Richardson Bigelow
the late widow of
Doct. George H. Hall
who departed this life
the 3 of July 1809
Aged 35 years.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery

View Down The Connecticut River Valley

Mary R. Cabot Photograph


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Harlow Halladay


In memory of
Harlow Halladay son
of Eli Halladay & Sal
ly his wife he died
Aug. 12 1813 AE 8 years


Cease mourning friends your fond com plaints
Since Christ thus made the choice
And call'd your child to dwell with saints
Be christians & rejoice.


Harlow Halladay died on August 19, 1813 aged 8 years.


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Sarah Jane Hardie


Sarah Jane
Only child of
Robert G. & Fanny W.
Hardie
Died Sept. 9, 1849
AE 4 yrs 10 mos


You laid me down with fading flowers
Dear Parents you sang your hymn
and breathed your prayer: I am at
rest with Jesus now weep not
but live and love.


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Marion May Harrington


Marion May
Dau. of Raymond
& Eunice Rogers
Harrington
Dec. 8, 1924
Nov. 26, 1928


May we meet in Heaven
Our own sweet little Mammy.


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Harris Children


Here lies buried
a Son & Daughr of
Lieut Valintine Harris
and Mrs Sarah his
Wife --


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Mrs. Maranda Harris


Maranda
Wife of
Salathiel Harris
Widow of the Late
Nathaniel Pratt
Died
Jan 4, 1848
AEt. 67


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Patience Harris


In memory of
Mrs Patience wife of
Mr William Harris
She died Novr 21
1808 AE 76 years


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Roswell Harris


Roswell Harris
Died
March 6, 1871
His 73 birth day


There remaineth a rest to the
people of God.


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Salathiel Harris


Salathiel Harris
Died
Oct. 29, 1846
AE 87 Y'rs


_______


Erected by Howard Harris


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Mrs. Sarah Harris


Sarah Harris
Died
Oct. 25, 1818
AE 56 Y'rs


________


Erected by Howard Harris


This stone most likely replaced Sarah's original gravestone.


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Mrs. Sally Harris


Sally Harris
wife of
Arad Stockwell
Born Apr. 30, 1779
Died Sep. 21, 1883
AE 104 Yrs 4 Mos 21 Ds


Mother we weep because we loved you.


_____________________________________________________________________________


William Harris


Mr. Wm Harris
died Augt 15th 1797
AE 71 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Alonzo Hatch


Alonzo Hatch
Died
Mar. 11, 1868
AE 61 Ys 8 Ms


Asleep in Jesus.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Elbert J. Hatch


Elbert J. Hatch
died
Apr. 10, 1870
AE 21 Ys 8 Ms


Gone Home


_____________________________________________________________________________


Deacon Russell Hayes


Dea. Russell Hayes
Born
May 31, 1784
Died
July 28, 1856


Precious in the sight of the Lord is the
death of his Saints.


_____________________________________________________________________________


James Henry, Mrs. Marie Neige Henry, Maria Henry


Whenever is, is right


Maria 33y 9m
June 1, 1861, 10.45 A. M.


James Henry
Feb. 9, 1828 - July 12, 1899


Marie D. Neige
His Wife
Mar. 9, 1834 - Sept. 20, 1914


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Herrick Child


Here lies an
Infant son of
Saml & Lucre
-tia Herrick
he died Aug 28 1806


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Elizabeth Herrick


Elizabeth,
Dau of
J & M Herrick
Died March 30, 1836
AEt. 48


_____________________________________________________________________________


Joseph Herrick


In Memory of
Mr Joseph Herrick
who died March
16th 1797 in the
78th his Age.


Gravestone Carver John Locke, Henry Locke


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Lois Herrick


The Widow
Lois Herrick
Consort of Mr
Joseph Herrick
died Augst
26 1812
in her 90th
year.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Melinda Herrick


Melinda
Wife of
Seth Herrick
Died Dec. 27, 1821
In her 38 year


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Jennie S. Hescock


Jennie S.
Wife of
Warren A. Hescock
Died June 6, 1876
AE 25 y's 8 ms 11 d


Yea though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod
and thy staff they comfort me.


[Psalm 23]


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Eliza Channing Higginson


Eliza Channing Higginson
Born
June 24, 1834
Died
January 15, 1911


Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation
Given to hospitality.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Dr. Francis J. Higginson


In Memoriam
Francis John Higginson
Died March 9, 1872
Aged 65


Par semper et aeterna


_____________________________________________________________________________


Francis H. Higley


Francis H. Higley
Died
Nov. 24, 1873
AE 24 yrs 6 ms 18 ds


Asleep in Jesus.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Orrin E. Higley


Orrin E. Son of
Elliot Higley
Died Dec. 21, 1831
aged 6 years 10
mon & 21
days.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Olive Ann Hildreth


Olive Ann
Daught. of
Warren R. & Olive D.
Hildreth
Died Aug. 12, 1850
AE 4 yrs


____ ____ ____ ____
S___ ____ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ____
Soon O! soon we meet her there.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Rozilla M. Hildreth


Rozilla M.
Daughter of Saml
and Hepzibah
Hildreth Died
Sept. 8, 1822 AE 1
year 6 mo & 15 days


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Prospect Hill Cemetery And Reed's Hill

About 1864


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Franklin Holbrook


Franklin Holbrook
Departed this life 4th February
1810
Aged 18 Years


Stop reader stop! Art & Nature claim a tear
Franklin a Youth of theirs lies buried here.


X


These little rites, a stone, a verse receive
'Tis all a father, all a friend can give.


Franklin's parents were John Holbrook and Sarah Knowlton.


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Mrs. Harriet Goodhue Holbrook


The Memory of the Just is Blessed


Harriet Goodhue
wife of
Frederick Holbrook
Born Sept. 10, 1817
Died Sept. 21, 1887.


These green hills where thy childhood roamed,
Yon river winding to the sea,
All lovely things by thee beloved,
Seem sacred to thy memory.

_________


'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


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Black Walnut Memorial Communion Table

Centre Congregational Church

Presented By Her Children

In Loving Memory Of Harriet G. Holbrook


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Capt. William Holton


Sacred to the memory of
Capt. William Holton
who died Jan. 25 1827
Aged 75


Altho I sleep in dust a while
Beneath this barren clod
Ere long I hope to rise and smile
To see my Saviour God.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Abram N. Horton


To the memory of
Abram N.
Son of
J. S. Horton,
of Grand Rapids, Mich.
who died in Brattleboro
Jan. 7, 1855
AE 32 y's 1 m'th


He sleeps far from home & in a
strange land.


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


_____________________________________________________________________________


Lucy J. Horton


Lucy J. Horton
Died
May 3, 1870
AE 22 ys 9 ms


Dearest sister know we miss thee
From our hearth and home each day
Yet we feel that we shall meet Her
When from earth we pass away


_____________________________________________________________________________


Deacon Nathaniel Horton


In memory of
Deac.
Nathl Horton
Who died March
15th 1806
AE 81 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Benjamin Franklin Houghton


Benj. Franklin
Son of
Henry & Sally
Houghton
Born July 17, 1832
Died Nov. 13, 1856


My saviour's blood did once atone
And now it pleads before the throne.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Emma R. Houghton And Emma Adeline


Emma R.
wife of
Geo. H. Houghton
Died Feby AE 29


______


Emma Adeline
Daugh. of
G. H. & E. R. Houghton
Died Sept. 13, 1855
AE 30 ms & 10 days


Here side by side the child and mother sleep
Faith smiles serene though nature fain must keep.


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George Houghton With Frederick, His Son


George Harper Houghton was Brattleboro's well-known photographer of Vermont in the Civil War. He married Emma Rockwood Ward of West Brattleboro on July 7, 1846. She died by tuberculosis, then called consumption.


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Henry Houghton


Henry Houghton
Born
In Putney
Jan. 1, 1782
Died
Dec. 21, 1867


Look ____ The Spirit ____
Death cannot the Soul imprison
Tis in heaven that Spirits dwell
Glorious though invisible.


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Peter Houghton


Peter Houghton
Died
April 23. 1826, aged
42


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Sally Houghton


Sally
Wife of
Henry Houghton
Born
June 7, 1788
Died
Dec. 4, 1859


Christ has my soul at freedom set
His death has paid ___ ___ debt.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Edward Howe


Edward Howe
Died
April 14, 1832
AEt. 28 years


_____________________________________________________________________________


William Hunt


In Memory of
William Hunt
Died Aug. 1, 1823
In the 37 year
of his age


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Fanny E. Hutchins


Fanny E.
Wife of
Benj D. Hutchins
Died
June 7, 1845
AE 26 y's & 8 mo


Dearest Fanny thou hast left us
Ere one year has rol'd its round
But in Heaven I hope to meet thee
Where no sin or sorrow is known
Then oh the triumphant hope
Then again united be
Forever to dwell with Jesus & thee.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Eliza Hovey Hyde


Eliza P. Hovey
Wife of
William Hyde
Born
June 11, 1800
Died
April 1, 1883


Her ways are ways of pleasantness
and all her paths are peace.


[The Book of Proverbs 3: 17]


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James H. Hyde


James H. Hyde
Jan. 10 1850
May 29 1915


Gone but not forgotten.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Caroline Jones


Caroline
Wife of
Philip T. Jones
Daugh. of
Jacob & Susanna Gordon
Died
Mar. 11, 1861
AE 37 ys 5 m's 13 d's


From the recently destroyed Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery


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Mrs. Elizabeth Jones


Mrs. Betsey
wife of
Oliver Jones
Died
Oct. 18, 1850
AE 59


When summer brings its happy hours
To strew my grave with beauteous flowers
O plant a rose where lays my head
But weep not sigh not for the dead.


[From the poem "Weep Not"]


Gravestone Carver George H. Ide


George H. Ide was born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire on April 11, 1825 to the successful gravestone carver Henry Ide and his wife Betsey Rugg.


George's older brother was Ivory Soule Ide, who owned a farm in Hinsdale with a ferry landing on the Connecticut River, a marble shop nearby, and "Ide's Island".


George H. Ide, Gravestone Marker, 1850.jpg


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Laban Jones


Laban Jones
Died
Mar. 15, 1887
AE 90 yrs 5 ms


Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his saints.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Mary Ann Jones


Mary Ann Potter
wife of
Laban Jones
Died July 29, 1884
AE 73 yrs 4 ms


Asleep in Jesus


_____________________________________________________________________________


Martin Jones And William H. Jones


Wm. H. Jones
Died
Sept. 30, 1865
AE 51


Martin Jones
Died
Oct. 2, 1865
AE 45


Faithful brothers have
gone to rest;
God called them as he
thought best
With silent step they
passed away
Oh! sad the mem'ry of
that day.


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Mrs. Mary A. Jones


Mary A. Jones
Wife of
Francis B. Jones
Died Jan. 3, 1892
AE 55 yrs


The weary at rest.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Abel Joy


Memento Mori


Erected
in memory of
Mr Abel Joy
who died
April 11, 1813 AE 62
years.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Elizabeth Joy


Elizabeth
Wife of
Abel Joy
died June 25, 1843,
AEt. 84.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Jane W. Joy


Jane W. Joy
Wife of
Henry H. Joy
Died
May 13, 1911
AE 82


At Rest


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Rhoda Ballou Joy


Rhoda E. Ballou
wife of
Samuel S. Joy
Died Sept. 11, 1901
AE 83 yrs


Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.


Rhoda is the mother of Sallie Joy White.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Sarah Bradley Kellogg


Sarah Bradley
Dau of
Geo. B. & Mary L.
Kellogg
Died Aug. 17, 1853
AE 4 months


A bright bird
portal for ___ ____
Ours still in heaven.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Experience Kendrick


Experience
wife of Lemuel Kendrick, died
March 8, 1814. AE. 74
years.


Farewell dear friends we part in pane,
But hope to live & meet again.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Nathaniel Kidder


Nathaniel Kidder
Died Nov.
5, 1843
Aged 78 Yrs


Erected to the Memory of a
Father by his
son C. Kidder


Nathaniel Kidder was born on May 2, 1765 in Dudley, Massachusetts into an old English family.


He removed to Wardsboro, Vermont with his four brothers in 1791. Nathaniel was a shoemaker by trade and served as captain in the Wardsboro militia. He married Polly Eddy on February 12, 1792 and had sixteen children.


The Rev. Corbin Kidder was born in Wardsboro on June 1, 1801 and graduated from Amherst College and the Theological Seminary at Andover, Massachusetts. He died in Poplar Grove, Illinois on December 29, 1874. Corbin was named for his paternal grandmother, Sarah Corbin, who died in her ninety first year.


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Ezra Kimbal


Ezra Son of Mr
Francis H & Mrs Olive
Kimbal He died
March 12th 1810 AE 7 Ms


Ere this sweet bud its blossoms
had unfurl'd
It was transplanted to a brighter
world,
Too fair a flower for this sublunary


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Mrs. Deidamia King


Mrs. Deidamia
wife of Mr Adonijah
King who Died July 8th
1785 in the 24th year
of her age --


Look down on me I slumber here
The Graves become my bed
And think on Death that's always near
For life may quickly fade --


Can she return to me alone
I mourning after her will go
With greif unspeakable opprest
Till in the Grave with her I rest.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Burnap Kingman


Our Mother


Elizabeth Burnap
Relict of
Benj. Kingman
Died
Mar. 21, 1867
AE 94


God gave her long life, cheerful
heart, kind friends, and a
peaceful death.


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Emery Ladd


Emery Ladd
Died
Jan. 19 1849
AE 41


Father we honor thee.


_____________________________________________________________________________


William Rufus Ladd


Wm. Rufus
Son of
Emery & Lovina C.
Ladd
died Apr. 9, 1857
AE 22 ys 1 m


Asleep in Jesus ____ from ____
Thy kindred and thy ___ ____
But ___ still ___ ____ ____
____ ____ ____ ___ ____


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Widow Martha Lamson


WID Martha Lamson
died Jan. 7, 1819 in her 92
year


The saints of God, from death set free
With joy shall mount on high;
The heavenly host with praises loud,
Shall meet them in the sky.


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Mattee Lamson


Mattee Lamson
dau. of Dea. Nathaniel & Mary
Lamson died June 10, 1817, in
her 22 year.


As Jesus died, and rose again
Victorious from the dead,
So his disciples rise and reign,
With their triumphant head.


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Mr. William Laugher


Beneath this Tomb are intered the remains of


Mr. William Laugher


He left England May the 8th and arived in America June 23d 1795
To a well cultivated mind he added amiable manners
To a Life adorned by Honor and Integrity
by Piety and Benevolence
by every Relative Social and Christian Virtue
Succeeded a Death full of Peace Hope & Trust in the mercy of God


Living he was Respected Esteemed and Beloved
Dying his Loss was deeply Lamented
& changed this transitory state for a happy Immortality
the 19th of April 1796 aged 62.


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David Lee


David Lee
Died
May 30, 1839
in the 76 year
of his age


A soldier of the revolution.


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Mrs. Susanna Lewis


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Mrs. Susanna Lewis
Wife of Mr. Isaac
Lewis. Daughr of Mr
Moses Warrener
died July 27th 1800
in the 33rd year
of her age. ---


To you who now
these lines do see
I pray you would
remember me.


[footstone]


Mrs
S L


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Henrietta Elvira Mairs


Mairs


Henrietta Elvira
Oct. 3, 1888
July 3, 1889


Until the coming of the
Lord.


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John Trowbridge Mairs, And A Little Sister


Children of
John G. & Frances Tyler
Mairs


Little
Daughter
Aug. 14, 1880


John Trowbridge
March 2, 1887
April 17, 1888


The Little feet in the Golden Street
Will never go astray.


[This is from the song "My Darling's Little Shoes", composed in 1867 by T. Martin Towne]


God bless the little feet that never go astray
For the little shoes are empty in my closet laid away
Some times I take one in my hand, forgetting till I see
It is a little half worn shoe, not large enough for me
And all at once I feel a sense of bitter loss and pain
As sharp as when two years ago it cut my heart in twain.


O the little feet that wearied not, I wait for them no more
For I am drifting on the tide, but they have reach'd the shore
And while the blinding teardrops wet these little shoes so old
I try to think my darling's feet are treading streets of gold
And as I lay them down again, but always turn to say
God bless her little feet that now, so surely cannot stray.


And while I thus am standing, I almost seem to see
Two little forms beside me just as they used to be
Two little faces lifted with their sweet and tender eyes,
Ah me! I might have known that look was born of Paradise.
I reach my arms out fondly but they clasp the empty air
There is nothing of my darlings but the shoes they used to wear.


O the bitterness of parting I cannot drive away
Till I meet my darlings walking where their feet can never stray
When I no more am drifted upon the surging tide
But with them safely landed upon the riverside.
Be patient, heart, while waiting to see their shining way
For the little feet in the golden street can never go astray.


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John Gaston Mairs And Frances Tyler Mairs


John Gaston Mairs
Son of John and Elizabeth Gaston Mairs
Born Dec. 25, 1849
Died July 27, 1893
in Lansingburgh, N. Y.


_________


Frances Bradford Tyler
Wife of John Gaston Mairs
and daughter of
Rev. Geo. Palmer Tyler, D. D.
and Elizabeth Atwater Trowbridge
Born in Lowville, N. Y. July 7, 1847
Died in Lansingburgh, N. Y. Dec. 9, 1907


Until the day break and the shadows flee away.


[The Song of Solomon 2: 17]


Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.


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George Manly


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George Manly
Son of Mr Alpheus
and Mrs Betsey
Thayer died May
6 1821 aged 9
Months


So fond desires
are often cross,d
And parents hopes
in death are lost


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Mrs. Mercy Mann


In memory of
Mercy
Consort of Mr Jonas Mann
She died Sept 13th 1808
Aged 30 years.


So man lieth down and riseth not:
till the heavens be no more they
shall not awake nor be raised out of
their sleep.


---"He who conjeerates his hours
By vig'rous effort and an honest aim
At once he draws the sting of life and death
He walks with nature, and her paths are peace.


Don't weep for me while here I rest
Nor quick forget my name:
But let this dwell within your breast
We soon shall meet again ---


The Biblical quotation is from The Book of Job 14: 12.


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Ara Marsh


Ara Marsh
Died
Oct. 10, 1835
AE 76 y'rs 9 m's 13 d's


Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord
his trust.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Sarah Earl Marsh


Sarah Earl
Wife of
Ara Marsh
Died
May 20, 1867
AE 66 y'rs 4 m's 24 d's


"The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and
holy in all his works."


Gravestone Carver J. T. Wilson


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David Marshall


David Marshall
Born in Lunenburg Mass
April 3, 1802
Died in Sewickley Pa
April 17, 1879
AE 77 Y'rs


Write, Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord.


[The Book of Revelations 14: 13]


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Susannah T. Marshall


Susannah T. Marshall
dau. of the late
Harrey Marshall
of Hartford, Con.
died March 26, 1846
AE 39


[The name Harrey may represent Harmie, or Harmony H. Marshall]


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Capt. William McCune


Capt Wm McCune
died Decr 27th 1807
AE 78 years


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Elizabeth G. McIntyre


Elizabeth G.
wife of
John McIntyre
daughter of
Geo. C. Lawrence
born Apr. 28 1840
died in Chicago
Dec 10, 1873


I come, I come like the weary bird
At eve to its sheltered nest
Like the Pilgrim from afar to come
To a blessed shrine at rest.


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John Noyes Mead


To the memory of John Noyes Mead,
a member of the Senior Class
in Harvard College.
Born at Chesterfield, N. H.,
April 2d, 1831.
Died at Brattleboro,
August 15, 1850.
Erected
by his Classmates.


The autumn winds rushing
Waft the leaves that are searest,
But our flower was in flushing
When blighting was nearest.


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Zenas Medcalf


In Memory of
Mr Zenas Medcalf
who died April 12th
1795 in the 23rd
Year of his Age


Man that is born of a woman
is of few days. He cometh
forth like a flower, and is
cut down: he fleeth also as
a shadow, and continueth not


[footstone]


Mr Zenas
Medcalf


Gravestone Carver John Locke


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Zenas Medcalf, Jr.


Zenas Son of Mr Zenas
and Mrs Hannah
Medcalf who died
December the 10th 1797
in the 3rd Year of his
Age


Remember now thy Creator
in the days of thy youth.


[footstone]


Mr Zenas
Medcalf


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Enoch Merriam


Enoch Merriam
Born
In New Ipswich, NH
Oct. 19, 1790
Died
In Brattleboro, Vt.
Sept. 27, 1866


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Ellen Wheeler Millard


Ellen G. Wheeler
wife of
John A. Millard
Born April 12, 1831
Died Jan. 11, 1902


I am the resurrection and the life.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Eli Wells Miller


Eli Wells
Son of
David W. &
Mary B. Miller
died July 29, 1837
aged 11 months


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Abigail Mixer


In memory of
Abigail Mixer
who died June 25, 1818 in the
49 year of her age, wife of
Capt Daniel
Mixer


_____________________________________________________________________________


Daniel Mixer


Daniel Mixer
Died April 30, 1847
AEt. 83


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Olive Mixer


Olive
wife of
Capt Daniel Mixer
died
Nov. 21, 1842
Aged 69


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Frederic And Caleb Morgan, Jr.


Here lies buried 2 sons
of Mr Caleb & Mrs Anna Morgan


Mr Frederic
Morgan Died
augst 27th 1781
in the 20th
year of his
age


Mr Caleb
Morgan Junr
Died octr 10th
1791 in the 23rd
year of his
age


Caleb Morgan and Ann Brooks lost six children in 1791, Anna, Catherine, and Frederick in August, Heman and Caleb, Jr. in October, and Elijah in December. The Morgan farm adjoined easterly the land of Seth Smith. Caleb was the older brother of Justin Morgan, who is famed for the Vermont Morgan horse.


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Mrs. Adeline Morse


Adeline
Wife of
Sewall Morse
Daugh. of
Henry Houghton
Born Feb. 25, 1811
Died Apr. 8, 1854


She still lives.


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Sewall Morse


Sewall Morse
Born
Jan. 6, 1809
Died
May 2, 1881


At rest.


Sewall Morse discovered the fossil mammoth tusk while digging peat for fertilizer on the farm of Daniel Stewart Pratt in September, 1865, one-third mile north of Western Avenue on present Harris Hill or Solar Hill.


Sewall Morse also constructed a notable gated fence and a graceful "S" shaped footpath from then Asylum Street, now Linden Street, to the front door of Gen. John Wolcott Phelps.


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Bertha E. Mosher


Bertha E. Mosher
Died
Oct. 11, 1890
Age 4 wks


At rest.


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Mrs. Grace Nash


Sacred
to the memory of
Grace Nash
wife of Moses Nash
who died Oct. 24
1811 AE 52 years


My Saviour shall my life restore,
And raise me from my dark abode
My flesh & soul shall part no more,
But dwell forever near my God.


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Harriet Almena & Sarah Eaton Nash


In memory of two daughters of
Azor & Esther Nash
Sarah Eaton age 5 years
Harriet Almena age 2 years
& 6 m-s both died Aug 20 1824


I take these little Lambs of mine
And lay them in my breast.
Protection they shall find in me
In me be ever blest.


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Moses Nash


In memory of Mr
Moses Nash
who died
June 25, 1821 AE 70
years.


Farewell, World, thy gold is dross.
Now I see the bleeding Cross,
Jesus died to set me free,
From the law & sin & thee.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Rhoda Nash


Sacred
to the memory of Miss
Rhoda Nash
(a pattern of Amiableness)
who died Nov. 26, 1813
AE 23 years.


If my Earthly hope has been cut off in forming
an endearing connection in this World, yet a
Heavenly hope revives, that I shall form a
more glorious connection in another and
a better World!


Farewell my Friend, awhile we part,
Prepared to leave a World of sin,
Make God an offring of your heart,
That we may shortly meet again.


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Rhoda S. Nash


Rhoda S. dau of
Azor & Esther
Nash, died March
28, 1831, AEt. 11 m-s


"See the lovely blooming flo-wer
Fades and withers in an hour,
So our transient comforts fly,
Pleasures only bloom to die.


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Sally Nash


Erected
in memory of
Sally Nash
wife of Azor Nash who died
April 14. 1813. AE 27
years.


"Death is my crown of life!
"I liv'd to die, & died again to live!
"I rose to fall, & fell to rise again!
"Awoke to sleep, & sleep again to wake!
"Death is the subteranean road to bliss!


_____________________________________________________________________________


Semantha Nash


Cease mourning friends no more lament
My life in innocence was spent


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Elizabeth Harriet Brown Newell


Lizzie Hattie Newell
only child of
J. S. & H. V. D. Brown
Died
June 26, 1875
AE 21


Fold her, Oh! father in thine arms
And henceforth let her be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.


This epitaph is adapted from the thirteenth stanza of the 1845 poem "Gone", by John Greenleaf Whittier, which later became a verse in the hymn "Another Hand is Beckoning Us".


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Mrs. Emily Moore Nichols


Emily Moore
Wife of
James Nichols Jr
Died
Apr. 1, 1897
AE 89 Yrs


She hath done what she could.


_____________________________________________________________________________


James Nichols Jr.


James Nichols Jr
Died
Jan. 19, 1863
AE 55 Yrs


Be ye also ready.


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Semi-Weekly Eagle, September 14, 1847.


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Mather Street Cemetery

1894

Orvis Family Gravestones


Annah L. Orvis


Annah L., dau of
John and Ann Orvis
died Jan. 20, 1815
AE 4 m & 4 das


My time on earth was short to be
God called me home reme mber me


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Mrs. Elizabeth Severance Orvis


In memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Relict of
Mr Wm Orvis who
died Oct 31 1806
AE 89 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Church Orvis


Elizabeth
Wife of Waitstill Orvis, Esq.
Died Sept. 14, 1832
AE 75 years


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Joseph Orvis


Joseph son of
Waitstill Orvis
Esqr & Mrs Elizabeth
his wife died may 30th
1795 aged 16 years
& 5 m


Gravestone Carver Ivory Soule


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Levi B. Orvis


Levi B.
son of
Josephus Orvis
died Sept. 23, 1833
AE 22


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Waitstill Orvis, Esq.


In memory of
Waitstill Orvis Esq.
who died Oct 11, 1823, in
the 68 year of his age.


"Lord, what a feeble piece
Is this our mortal frame.
Our life, how poor a trifle 'tis
That scarce deserves the name.


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Hepzibah Pyncheon, Elizabeth Hunt Palmer, 1838 Gravestone, Brattleboro, Vermont.jpg


Elizabeth Hunt Palmer


Elizabeth
Relict of
Joseph P. Palmer
died
Jan. 8, 1838
aged 83 Years


Elizabeth Hunt Palmer was Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife's grandmother, and his inspiration for the long-suffering character named Hepzibah Pyncheon in his masterwork "The House of the Seven Gables".


Royall Tyler died in Brattleboro in 1826 from cancer of the face. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote "The House of the Seven Gables" he took Royall Tyler, the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, as his model for the villain Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.


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Orilla Parker


Orilla
Daughr of Mr
Samuel D. Parker
and Mrs Sarah his
Wife died oct. 28
1813 aged 11
Months & 28 D


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William Parks


W-m Parks
Died
Jan. 28, 1830
AEt. 93 years


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Mrs. Mary Paterson


Mrs
Mary Paterson
Widow of Col.
Eleazer Paterson
died Augst 13th
1805 in the
74th year of
her age.


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Mrs. Miranda Paterson


In memory of Mrs
Miranda Paterson Wife
of Mr Wm Paterson
who died on the 4th of
May AD 1800 aged 20
4 Days.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Deacon Jonathan Pearse


Here lies buried
Deacn Jonathan
Pearse who Died
octr 28th AD
1785 in the 69th
Year of his Age --


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Maria Sherman Perry And Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton Perry


Maria L. Sherman
Born
Aug. 23, 1824
Died Aug. 21, 1854


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Lucinda A. Hamilton
Born Aug. 11, 1828
Died Nov. 11, 1883


Wives of
P. F. Perry


Blessed are the pure
in heart.


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Presson F. Perry


Presson F. Perry
Born
Nov. 18, 1821
Died
Sept. 16, 1887


My work is finished.
I am strong in faith
& hope & charity.


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Mrs. Polly Person


Polly Chase
Wife of
George Person
Born
May 1812
Died
Mar 1897


She is not dead but sleepeth


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Charles E. Phillips


Charles E. son of
Richard & Julia
Phillips died Nov
24, 1814 AE 12
days


His spirit has gone to
God who gave it.


Charles E. Phillips was the first child of Richard Phillips of Brattleboro and Julia Edwards of Northampton, Masschusetts, who were married there on the Wednesday evening, March 9, 1814. Julia was the daughter of Eli Edwards and Dorcas Wright.


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Isaac Platts


Isaac Platts
formerly of
Bradford, Mass
born 1744 died
Sept. 27, 1835
AE 91


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Moses Platts


In
Memory of Mr
Moses Platts
who was drowned May 13
1816 AE 26 years.


Moses Platts fell through an aperture in the Whetstone dam into the swift water below, while engaged in repairing the dam for Francis Goodhue's gristmill and factory.


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Rachel Platts


Rachel Platts
formerly of
Sutton, Mass
born 1754 died
Nov. 24, 1835
AE 81


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Mrs. Mary Plummer


Mary M.
Wife of
John Plummer
Died
Oct. 20, 1884
AE 70 ys 3 ms


Rest in the Lord.


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Moses Potter


Filial affection erects this Stone
In the memory of a beloved Father


Moses Potter
Born Providence R. I.
Oct. 1, 1772
Died Dec. 19, 1812


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Moses Potter


Moses Potter
Born Richmond, N. H.
July 29, 1805
Died Philadelphia
Feb. 13, 1865


A lineal descendant in the 7 gen
eration of Robert Potter one of
the eleven purchasers of Shawomet,
Warwick, R. I. from Myantonomy on
Jan. 12, 1642 43


Miantonomie was a sachem of the Narragansett nation. Shawomet is now West Warwick and Coventry, Rhode Island.


Moses Potter was ninth in lineal descent from Robert Potter of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England, who was born in 1566, and married Elizabeth Marshall.


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Losson Pratt


Losson Son of Mr.
Benj. & Mrs Sarah
Pratt he died Nov 8th
1803 AE 5 years 6 m


Sleep on sweet babe
And take thy rest
God call'd the home
To make the blest.


Lanson here lies your
Little brother twin Losson


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Mrs. Eliza M. Prescott


Eliza M. Prescott
Died May 19, 1902
AE 95 yrs 1 mo


She gave the best years of her life
With joy for me
And robbed herself with loving heart Unstintingly.


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Elijah Prouty Gravestone.jpg


Elijah Prouty, Esq.


Sacred
to the memory of
Elijah Prouty Esqr
who died
April 7th AD 1813 AE
72 years


Here let my body sleep in dust
Until my God shall set it free
And bid it rise to join the just
And put on immortality.

Christ is my prophet, Priest & King
My hope, my Saviour, He will save
Triumphant Death then where's thy sting
And where's the victory boasting grave


Gravestone Carver Nathaniel Kittredge


Elijah Prouty, Spotted Fever Epidemic 1813.jpg

The Reporter, Saturday, April 24, 1813


The epidemic called the spotted fever or the malignant fever, during the spring and fall in 1813 killed at least six thousand people in Vermont---one in every forty people at that time. This contagion was most likely typhus, which was also called ship's fever, jail fever, and the black fever. Another possibility is cerebro-spinal meningitis.


Nathaniel Kittredge arrived in Brattleboro in 1811 and acquired the old stonecutting marble shop of Stephen Risley, Jr. that stood at the easterly corner of present Western Avenue and Meadowbrook Road. Elijah Prouty's distinctive white marble, narrow-tympanum stone, as carved by Kittredge, was in fashion in West Brattleboro during that year.


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Mrs. Lydia Prouty


Erected
In memory of Mrs
Lydia Prouty
wife of Elijah Prouty Esq who
died July 25, 1817
in the 68
year of her age


Beneath this shade of darkness most profound
Here lies concealed till the last trumpet sound
A tender mother & a loving wife
Whose cares were great in the domestic life
Calm was her temper constant was her mind
To neighbors friends & of her comforts kind.


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Mrs. Hannah Putnam


Erected
in memory of
Hannah Putnam
consort of Eber Putnam who
died Jan. 25, 1817 in the 35
year of her age


Let this vain World engage no more
Behold the gaping Tomb
It bids us seize the present hour
Tomorrow death may come.


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Philip And Harvey Redfield


In Memory of
Mr. Philip Redfield
he Died May 27th 1802
Aged 21 Year


In Memory of
Mr. Harvey Redfield
Who Died May 26th 1802
Aged 16tn Years


Farewell dear youths a short farewell
Till we shall meet again above
In the sweet groves where pleasure
And trees of life bear fruits of joy.


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Elijah H. Reed


Elijah H.
Son of
E. F. & Philena
Read Died
Sept. 17, 1819
AE 2 yrs 3 mos
7 days


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Rev. Abner Reeve


Memento Mori


The Revd
Abner Reeve
Died May the 6th
1798 in the 91st year
of his age --


Farewell dear friends
We part in pain
But hope to live
And meet again.


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Obadiah Reeve


In Memory of
Obadiah Son of ye Revnd
Abner Reeve & Mrs Phebe
his Wife he Decd Octr
ye2nd 1781 Aged 16
years 5 M & 20 D


Obadiah drowned in the well that he was helping his father to sink.


In the fifth line is inscribed a rare double superscript---


Obadiah Reeve Gravestone, Double Superscript Ye2nd.jpg


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Mrs. Phebe Reeve


Memento Mori


In Memory of
Phebe late virtuous
Consort of Abner Reeve
She died May 26th
1790 in the 66th
Year of her Age --


Sweet is the Mem'ry of the Just
Tho here their Bodies sleep in dust


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Sally Burr Reeve


Sally Burr Reeve
Wife of
Thomas Lazell
Died
Feb. 21, 1851
AE 60.


Love & friendship never tire.


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Silas Reeve


Silas Reeve Esq
Died
June 10, 1834
Aged 65 years


Friends and physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine it here
When Christ my Saviour shall appear.


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Mrs. Almeda Rice


Almeda S.
wife of
C. N. Rice
Died Oct. 30, 1892
AE 37 Yrs


Asleep in Jesus Oh how sweet.


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Mrs. Eliza Ann Richardson


Eliza Ann
Wife Of
Willard Richardson
Daugh of the late
Luther Sargeant
Born Feb. 2, 1801
Died
July 29, 1861


Gather white lilies, emblems of her life
Spotless and pure and lay them on her brow
She has passed upward from this restless strife
And with the angels lifts her fair voice now.


Call her not dead, but say an angel's kiss
Has touched her lips with kindness and love
And took her spirit to the world of bliss
Her spirit gentle as the wild wood dove.


What better fate than to be with God
And with the angels in the heavens above.


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Sarah R. Richardson


Sarah R.
dau of Willard &
Eliza Richardson
died Feb. 17, 1832
AEt. 8 m-s 13 d-s


Happy infant early blest
Gone from hence to peace & rest
Here thy little form shall lay
Untill the resurrection day.


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Willard Richardson


Willard Richardson
Born
June 30, 1797
Died
Feb. 20, 1883.


Father wake! for he who loved thee,
He who died that thou might'st live,
He who graciously approved thee,
Waits thy crown of joy to give.


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Joseph Rogers


Joseph Rogers
a revolutionary soldier
Died
Sept. 24, 1838
AE 84


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August H. Rohde And Marie Hollender Rohde


August H. Rohde
Aug. 12, 1827 - Jan. 26, 1902

Marie Hollender
His wife
Aug. 15, 1827 - Mar. 2, 1901


Mutter Vater


Wer im Gedachnisz seinen
Lieben ruht
Der ist nicht tod
Tod ist nur der
Der vergessen ist.


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George H. F. Salisbury


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Sacred to the memory of George
H. F. Salisbury son of Betsey &
Hezekiah Salisbury Jr. who
died Sept. 3, 1813, AE 111/2 m-s


Happy the babe who privileged by fate,
To shorter years & labours of a lighter weight,
Rec'd but yester-day the gift of breath,
Order'd to-morrow to return to death.


Lie still sweet babe, lie still & sleep,
While mourning parents for thee weep.
Lie still & sleep, the days are few
E're we shall mingle dust with you.


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Mrs. Hannah Salisbury


Sacred
to the memory of Mrs
Hannah Salisbury
wife of Mr Hezekiah Salisbury
who died April 15, 1813 AE
53 years


Here from my silent cold recess,
Indulge my friends this caution giv'n
If you are faithfull, God will bless,
If not you loose the path to Heav'n.


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Hezekiah Salisbury


___ ___ ___33 AEt 79
___ ___years


____re beloved friend
Till Christ shall bid you rise
To an exalted state of bliss
And joy above the skies.


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Lestina Salisbury


Lestina Salisbury
Died
June 18, 1885
AE 76 yrs 4 ms


A good sister


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Mary Salisbury


Mary
daughter of
Hezekiah & Hannah
Salisbury
died
Dec. 14, 1833, AE 37


The soul of our sister is gone,
To heighten the triumph
above;
Exalted to Jesus's throne,
And clasped in the arms of
his love.


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William Salisbury


In memory of
Mr William Salsbury
who died Augt 25th
1790 AE 11 years.


Affliction fore long time I bore
Physicians skill was vain
Till God did send Death as a friend
To ease me of my pain.


[footstone]


Mr
W. S.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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William J. Salisbury


William J
Only child of
Wm A & Mary C
Salisbury
Died in Brattleboro
Mar. 6, 1869
AE. 17 yrs. 8 ms.


Dearest William thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel
Tis the Lord that bereft us
Of the one we loved so well.


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Mrs. Damaris Samson


Damaris
Wife of Capt.
Abisha Samson
died Feb. 21, 1838
AEt. 84


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Daniel F. Samson


Daniel F.
son of
Nath'l & Lydia
Samson
Died Aug 27 1853
AE 33


Prepare to meet thy God.


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Elias Samson


In memory of Mr
Elias Samson
who died
Nov. 15 1821, in the 34
year of his age.


Weep not my friends o'er this my urn,
From dust I came to dust return.
But turn your thoughts on Jesus love
That you may dwell in realms above.


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John K. Samson


John K.
Son of
Nath'l & Lydia
Samson
Died
June 7, 1831
AE 17 mos


He is an angel now.


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Mrs. Nancy Samson


Mrs.
Nancy Samson
wife of Dea.
Nathaniel Samson
died
Jan 26, 1829 aged
77 years


Stop my friends, and take a thought,
How soon the grave, may be your lot.
Make sure of Christ, while life remains;
And Death will be eternal gain.


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Cara Sargeant


In memory of Cara
Sergent who Departed
This life July the 20th
1792 In the 20th year of
her Age


Who is the Daughter of
Colo. John And Mrs.
Mary Sergeant


Death is a Debt
By nature Due
Which i have paid
And so must you.


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Caressa Sargeant


In memory of
Caressa Sargeant,
who died April 21, 1821, AE
38 years & 2 d-s


Behold thyself by me,
Such an one was I as thou,
And thou in time shall be
Ev'n dust as I am now.


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George And Roxana Sargent


Geo. Sargent
Died
Jan. 25, 1859
AE 62


The present moment flies
And bears our life away
Oh make thy servants truly wise
That they may live to day.


Roxana
his wife died
May 31, 1892
AE 93


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Harriet Sargeant


In memory of
Harriet Sargeant
dau of Mr. Eli & Mrs
Betsey Sargeant who died
Oct. 6, 1811, AE 27 years.


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James Sargeant


In memory of Mr
James Sargeant
who fell from his Waggon in
CambridgePort Mass and was
taken-up dead by his
Brother Eli, Dec. 22,
1819 aged 31
years.


Death is a debt to nature due
Which I have paid & so must you.


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Colonel John Sargeant


Sacred to the Memory of
Colo. John Sargeant
Who Departed this life july
the 30th 1798 in the sixty sixth
year of his Age ---


Who now lies in the same town
he was Born & was the first person
Born in the State of Vermont


lo where this silent marble weeps
A friend A father & Husband sleeps
He gave them good Councel
while he had his Breath
Advising them to prepair for Death


Colo. John Sargeant


Inscription re-cut 1936 by C. Victor Grant
Grant Memorial Works, Inc., South Main Street
By request of Locust Ridge Cemetery Association


ColonelJohnSargeant,Obituary,FederalGalaxy,August7,1797.jpg


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John Sargeant


In memory of john
Sargeant Son of Mr Eli
& Betsey sergeant
who Departed this
life Jan. 6th 1800 Aged
12 year 9 months
& 20 Days --


These are words spoke by
His own mouth a few
Days Before his Death: --


The Spoiler is Among the
works of God. All that is
in life must be Distroyed
And all that is Born must
Die --


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Lucy Roxana Sargent


Lucy Roxana
Only Daugh of
George & Roxana
Sargent
Died Oct. 3 1852
AE 18 years


Dearest Lucy, thou hast left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.


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Lydia L. Sargeant


In memory of
Lydia L. dau of Levi
& Lydia Sargeant she
died Feb. 26 1818 AE
2 ms & 6 ds


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Lyman Sargeant


In memory of
Lyman Sargeant
son of Calvin & Abigail Sar-
geant who died March 11
1815 AE 17 years 5 ms
& 24 ds


My time on Earth was short to be
God call'd me home remember me.


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Mrs. Mary Sargeant


Wid. Mary Sargeant
Wife of Col John Sargeant
Died June 10, 1822 in her
88 year.


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Mrs. Polly Sargeant


In memory of Mrs
Polly Sargeant
consort of Mr Thomas Sar-
-geant who died Feb. 2, 1819
in the 51 year of her age.


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Polly Sargeant


Polly Sargeant
Died
Feb. 2, 1823
AEt. 55


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Thomas Sargeant


In memory of
Thomas Sargeant
Who died
March 8, 1830 aet. 68 years.


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Williams B. Sargeant


Williams B. Sargeant
Son of Thomas & Polly
Sargeant died Aug. 30,
1827 aged 16 years.


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Emory Sawyer


Emory Sawyer
Died
May 5, 1857
AE 45


O! Tis a lovely spot to me
Where sleeps the beauteous body
Of my dear one; here memory
Loves pensivly to stay.


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Mrs. Mary Seymour


Mary Seymour
Wife of
Epaphro Seymour
Died Oct. 26, 1841
AE 42


In the Memory of my
beloved Wife
Her bereaved Husband
has erected this
Monument.


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Stephen Sherwin


Stephen Sherwin
Died
July 27, 1866
AE 69 yr's 9 ms
& 12 ds


"Prepare to meet thy God."


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Mrs. Dorothy Wilcox Sholes


Mrs. Dorothy S. Wilcox
Late wife of
Carlos H. Sholes
died
Dec. 15, 1863
AE 51


Asleep in Jesus.


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Dorcas Sikes


Dorcas dau of
Uriel &
Elizabeth Sikes,
died Jan. 1, 1819,
aged 6 years.
An infant aged 2 days.


They softly lie, & sweetly sleep,
While Angels their blest spirits keep.


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John L. Simonds


John L. Simonds
Born
May 6, 1835
Died
Nov. 2, 1885


In Earth, thy body
in Heaven, thy soul
in us thy sweet
remembrance.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Smith


In Memory of
Mrs Elezebeth
Smith ye Wife of Deacn
John Smith She Decd
Jany ye 12th 1778 in
ye 76th year of her
Age --


Elizabeth Smith was the great-grandmother of Jedediah Smith, the celebrated mountain man, trapper, and explorer who opened the South Pass to California.


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Mrs. Hannah Smith


Hannah Smith
Died
Jan 14, 1880
AE 78 ys 9 ms


Dear mother you have left us
And your loss we sadly mourn
But in heaven we hope to meet thee
Where parting is unknown.


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Joseph Smith


In memory of Mr
Joseph Smith
who died
May 3, 1816, AE 37
years


Take comfort christians, when your friends
In Jesus fall a sleep
Their better being never ends,
Then why dejected weep


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Louisa Smith


Louisa
Daughter of
Mr Josiah
Smith & Mrs
Sarah his
wife died augt
29th 1794 aged
2 years 9 m 16 d


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Mrs. Lucy W. Smith


Lucy W.
Wife of Gen.
Jonathan Smith
Died April 9, 1836
AEt. 58


Friends in Jesus, why these tears
O'er my dull and lifeless clay
Could you see my present bliss
Tears to joy would pass away.


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Dr. Charles L. Smith And Elizabeth Amanda Miner


Doct. Charles L. Smith
died
Jan 8, 1845
aged 21 years


Early United
Ever Devoted
These two
Pure in Heart
Have been together called
To see God.


Miss Elizabeth A. Miner
died
Dec 14, 1844
aged 19 years


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Jane Robbins Smith


Jane Robbins
Daughter of Maj
Henry & Mrs Ruth D. Smith
died Feb 17, 1826
AE four yrs & 6 months


___ ____ ___ _____
____ ___ ____ ____
To think___ ____ _____
___ ____ ____ is past
Our budding joy __ ___
Promising to blo___ ___
Lies nipt and withr'd
By one commission'd bl___


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Marcia Smith


Marcia
Daughter of
Oshea & Miriam
Smith. Died
July 22, 1843
AE 20 years.


Her sun went down while
It was yet day ---


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Maurice Smith


Maurice
son of
Lilliat Smith
Died June 11, 1901
AE 5Ys 6Ms & 24 Ds


God keeps thee in His
tender care.


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Mrs. Electa Clark Spaulding


Electa C. Spaulding
Wife
of
Dr. R. Spaulding
Died
Feb. 5, 1856
AE 42 ys


Blessed are the pure in heart
for they shall see God.


[The Book of Matthew 5: 8, The Beatitudes]


Electa Goodenough Clark married Dr. Reuben Spaulding III on May 16, 1836. Their son Dr. Edward R. Spaulding was the Second Assistant Physician at the State Lunatic Hospital at Northampton, Massachusetts.


Henry Clark gave the large family Bible to his daughter Electa, carefully inscribing the gift. This Bible contains the names Clark, Spaulding, Goodenough, Pierce, Dennison, and several others. The excellent, legible writing shows Electa Goodenough Clark's birth on February 7, 1814, and Henry Clark born October 10, 1783. The handwriting also records the life of Edward Spaulding, when he became a freeman, and his descendants.


This needlework sampler was completed on March 19, 1823 by Electa Clark, then nine years old, at the school conducted by Miss Sophia Joye, in Brattleborough---


Electa Goodenough Clark, Needlework Sampler, March 19, 1823, Miss Sophia Joye School, Brattleborough.jpg


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Mrs. Elizabeth Spaulding


In Memory of Mrs
Elizabeth Spaulding Wife
of Deacn Jacob Spaulding
Who Died March ye 22d
1785 Aged 53
years & 9 months.


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Hannah Spaulding


Hannah Spaulding
Died
Dec. 24, 1847
AE 89


These are they which came
out of great tribulation and
have washed their robes, and
made them white in the blood
of the Lamb.


The epitaph is from The Book of Revelation 7: 14.


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Jacob Spaulding


In memory of
Mr Jacob Spaulding
who died June 18th
1808 AE 81 years.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Eunice S. Sprague


Eunice S.
Wife of
John Sprague
Died Aug 15, 1816
AEt. 80


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Addison E. Stearns


Addison E. Stearns
A member of
Co. B. 16th Reg. Vt. Vol.
Died
Aug. 4, 1863
AE 22


Farewell now, our son, and brother
Farewell till this life is o'er
When, hand in hand, we'll know each other
And meet to part no more.


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Mrs. Betsey Stearns


Erected
In memory of
Betsey Stearns
wife of
Mr Daniel Stearns
who died Augst 6th 1820
Aged 56 Years


Beneath this Stone here lies confin'd
A parent dear, a mother kind;
Her language is when this you see,
Prepare your selves to follow me.


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Mrs. Laura Janette Stearns


Laura Janette
wife of
John F. Stearns
died
Oct. 18, 1860
AE 24


Tis sad dear Janette to say farewell,
With grief our hearts are riven;
No more with us on Earth to dwell,
But soon we shall meet in Heaven.


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Dr. Samuel Stearns, LLD


Sacred to the memory of Doct.
Samuel Stearns, LLD
Who died Aug. 8, 1810, aged 63


Self-taught
Nature was his preceptor; philosophy
His mistress and astronomy his prompter.
Disappointment ever succeeded his best
Endevours: he deserved better --
Ingratitude was the reward of
His labours:
Peace to his Ashes.


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Dr. Samuel Stearns


Dr. Samuel Stearns
died
June 25, 1817
AEt. 35


Unveil thy bosom faithful toomb
Take this new treasure to thy trust
And give these sacred relics room
To seek a slumber in the dust.


Dr. Samuel Stearns was born in Holden, Massachusetts on June 16, 1782 to Reuben Stearns and Anna Stewart. The parents removed to Brattleboro, where they spent the rest of their lives.


Dr. Stearns married Elsie Austin in Dunham, Mississquoi, Quebec. He bought a small farm in West Brattleboro in the autumn of 1816 and another seven and one-third acres from Dr. Russell Fitch and Calvin Harris on January 24, 1817.


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Sarah Jane Stearns


Sarah Jane
Daugh. of
Isaiah & Jemima
Stearns. Died
Aug. 19, 1842
AE 1 y'r 5 mos
& 22 Days


Our little Sarah Jane has fled
She now is numbered with the dead
Her body is resting in the grave
Her soul's return'd to God that gave.


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Edward & James Stebbins


In Memory of
Mr Edward Stebbins,
who died Nov 3th 1806
AEt 36


also James Stebbins
Son of
Edward & Anna Stebbins
who died Sept 7th 1806
AEt 14


When God doth call we all must go
& bid adieu to all below.


[footstone]

Mr
E. S.
J. S.
1806


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


This is a rare carving in brownstone for this craftsman.


Edward Stebbins was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 20, 1770 and married Anna Tayor there on June 11, 1792.


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Arad Stockwell


Arad Stockwell
Died
Feb. 1, 1856
AE 82 Yrs 8 Mos 13 Ds


"The spirit lives on. Blessed are
the pure in heart."


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George Stockwell And Anna His Wife


Geo. F. Stockwell
Died
Jan. 12, 1889
AE 50 ys 4 ms


Anna S.
wife of
Geo. F. Stockwell
Died Jan. 28, 1881
AE 36 ys 10 ms


She made a happy home.


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William E. Stockwell


Willie E. Stockwell
Died
Feb. 17, 1897
AE 37 ys 10 ms


We shall meet beyond the river.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Stoddard


In memory of
Mrs Elizabeth wife
of Mr Jonathan Stoddard
She died March 19th
1798 AE 69 years


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Jonathan Stoddard


Erected
In memory of
Jonathan Stoddard
who died Jan 24, AD 1812 in
the 80 year of his
age


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Nelson Stoddard


Nelson
son of Jacob & Mary
Stoddard died Sept 13, 1814
AE 3 years 5 ms &
22 ds


My time on earth was short
God call'd me home remembe me


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Mrs. Rhoda Stoddard


Rhoda
Wife of
Jonathan Stoddard
Died
July 7, 1837
AEt 79


This gravestone is signed by the maker---


L. & J. Allen


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Mrs. Hannah Stone


Erected in memory of Mrs.
Hannah Stone,
wife of Lieut. Simon Stone,
and dau. of Joseph Whittemore,
who died March 8, 1825.
aged 74 years.


Dear friends weep not for me,
I am not dead but sleeping here,
My Saviour call'd my grave you see,
Prepare in time to follow me.


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Simon Stone


Lieut. Simon Stone
Died
April 1, 1827, aged 81 years.


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Mrs. Lucy Jennings Stow


In Memory of
Mrs. Lucy Stow Wife of
Mr. William Stow who
died Jany 13, 1797
aged 28 years

_______


The weeping Friends may mourn thy Lot
How Valued once avails The not:
A heap of Dust remains of Thee
Tis all Thoud art ---


Gravestone Carver The Soule Family


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Frederick F. Streeter


Frederick F. Streeter
Died
Feb. 28, 1864
AE 24 yrs 11 ms 28 ds


I have not sought a distant shore
Lo: I am with you: weep no more.


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James Streeter


James Streeter
Died
Feb. 15, 1853
AE 46


_____ my spirit passed away
___ realms prepared above
____s bore th__ ____ ____
___ ____ is peace and love.


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Mrs. Laura Hines Streeter


Laura Hines
Wife of
James Streeter
& Hiram Gore
Blessed to the higher life
Nov. 17, 1884
AE 66 yrs 5 ms


____ clasp here our love our own
____ every sorrow ____ _____
____ ____ ____ ____
____ death ____ _____


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Milia Ann Streeter


Milia Ann
Daugh. of
James & Laura
Streeter
Died July 27, 1857
AE 17 yrs


She is not dead but sleepeth.


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Sarah Francina Streeter


Sarah Francina
Daugh. of
James & Laura
Streeter
Died Aug. 28, 1855
AE 8 years


Our little darling sleeps.


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Joel Eaton Swain


Joel Eaton Swain,
son of Levi & Rhoda
Swain died Aug 22
1813 in the 3 year of
his age


Christ feeds his flocks,
He calls there names
His bosome bears
The tender lambs.


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Mrs. Hannah C. Taylor


Hannah C. Crosby
wife of
Henry I. Taylor
Born
April 16, 1833
Died
November 9, 1916


Giving thanks always for all things.


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Mrs. Mary Thomas


Mary J.
wife of
Albert J. Thomas
Died Mar. 13, 1859
Aged 27 yrs. & 5 mos.


With Jesus now she is at rest
No sorrow does she know
In heaven she'll be forever blest
Why wish her here below


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Mrs. Lucinda Thurber


In memory of
Mrs. Lucinda wife
of Mr. Hardin Thurber
She died March 30th
1809 AE 42 years.


Look down on me I slumber here
The grave's become my bed,
And think of death that's always near,
For life may quickly fade.


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Mrs. Loduskey J. Tucker


Loduskey J.
wife of
Edwin Tucker
Died Mar. 29, 1900
AE 73 Ys 4 Ms 6 Ds


If ye love me
keep my commandments.


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Mrs. Ellen Richardson Tyler


Ellen E. Richardson
Wife of
James M. Tyler
Born Mar. 29, 1842
Died Jan. 22, 1871


The Lord is my shephard.


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Faith Tyler


Faith
Beloved Daugter
of George W. and
Florence B. Tyler
Entered Into Life Eternal
January First 1930
Fifty Four Years of Age


Lead on, O King Eternal
We follow, not with fears
For gladness breaks like morning
Where 'er Thy face appears.


Thy cross is lifted o'er us
We journey in its light
The crown awaits the conquest
Lead on, O God of Might.


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Mrs. Florence Brown Tyler


Florence
Daughter
of Joshua L. and
Diana O. Brown
Wife of
George W. Tyler
Born March 26, 1848
Died Sept. 22, 1932


"And I give unto them
Eternal Life"


"So He bringeth them unto
Their desired haven"


[John 10: 28 and Psalm 107: 30]


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Rev. George Palmer Tyler, D. D. And Elizabeth Atwater Trowbridge


Rev. George Palmer Tyler, D. D.
Born in Brattleboro, Vt. Dec. 10, 1809
Died in Lansingburgh, N. Y. Jan. 18, 1896
Pastor of the Centre Cong. Church
in Brattleboro from 1853 to 1866.


Elizabeth Atwater Trowbridge
Wife of Rev. George Palmer Tyler, D. D.
Born in New Haven, Conn. Apr. 16, 1816
Died in Lansingburgh, N. Y. June 14, 1891.


Entered into the joy of their Lord.


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John Steele Tyler


John S. Tyler
Son of Edward R.
Tyler
Died May 23
1864
from wounds
received at the
battle of the
Wilderness, Va.
May 5, 1864
AE 27 Yrs.


Dulce et decorum est
pro patria mori


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Mrs. Laura Britton Keyes Tyler


Laura Britton Keyes
beloved wife of
Royall Tyler
Born August 22, 1817
Died June 5, 1907


And with the morn these angel
faces smile
Which I have loved long since
and lost awhile.


This is the wife of Hon. Charles Royall Tyler.


Epitaph from the hymn "Lead Kindly Light"


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Mrs. Mary Palmer Tyler


Mary
wife of
Royall Tyler
Died July 7, 1866
Aged 91 years.


Her children will rise and call her
blessed.


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Royall Tyler


Royall Tyler died in Brattleboro in 1826 from cancer of the face. When Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote "The House of the Seven Gables" he took Royall Tyler, the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, as his model for the villain Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon.


Elizabeth Hunt Palmer was Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife's grandmother, and his inspiration for the long-suffering character named Hepzibah Pyncheon in his masterwork "The House of the Seven Gables".


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Mrs. Sophronia Miller Tyler


Ferdinand Tyler
Born Dec. 20, 1808
Died June 10, 1876


Sophronia Miller
Wife of Ferdinand Tyler
Born June 3, 1811
Died Dec. 11, 1862


Rock of Ages cleft for me
Let me hide myself in thee.


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Anthony Van Doorn


Anthony Van Doorn
Born
At Bristol, R. I.
Oct. 11, 1792
Died
Aug. 22, 1871
AE 78 yrs 10 mos


Organized the first Sabbath
School formed in Brattleboro.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard Van Doorn


Betsey Hubbard
Wife of
Anthony Van Doorn
Born
At Hancock, N. H.
Mar. 4, 1790
Died
Sept. 20, 1875
AE 84 yrs 6 mos


Asleep in Jesus


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Moses Van Doorn, Esq.


Erected

In memory of
Moses Van Doorn Esq
who died Feb 14 1825
AE 66 years


Behold!! ye aged and ye young
This scene before you set:
Here is the place the narrow tomb
With which you soon must meet.


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Rev. Stephen Van Husen


Rev.
Stephen Van Husen
A Missionary of the
Am. Bapt. Missionary Union
Five years among the
Teloogoo in Nellore in India
Died
Dec. 13, 1854
AE 43


Rev. Stephen Van Husen graduated from the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (now Colgate University) in 1838. He married Joanna Brown, and booked passage on the ship Dalmatia, bound for Calcutta, departing on October 22, 1839. These missionaries arrived in Madras on March 9, 1840.


After serving in the mission to the Telugu in south central India at Nellore, ill-health forced Rev. Stephen Van Husen's return to America, his ship landing on October 1, 1845.


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Samuel And Wealtheon Walker


Samuel Walker
Died at Fort Ann, N. Y.
Sept. 2, 1844
AE 49


_______


Wealtheon M.
Wife of
Samuel Walker,
Died Dec. 7, 1866,
AE. 68.


As in Adam all die so in Christ
shall all be made alive.


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Arad S. Ward


Arad S. Ward
Son of
Geo. W & Emily
Ward
Born
July 9. 1837
Died
Nov. 13, 1873


In the midst of life we are in death.


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Mrs. Emily Stockwell Ward


Emily Stockwell
wife of
George W. Ward
Born
Jan. 10, 1804
Died
July 2, 1876


Far off thou art but ever nigh
I hear thee still and I rejoice.


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Lawson P. Ward


Lawson P.
Son of
Geo. W & Emily
Ward
Born
May 31, 1835
Died
Sept. 28, 1859


In the bloom of youth
To death a victim falls.


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Samuel Warriner, Esq.


In memory of
Saml Warriner Esqr
who died Sept 25th
1808 AE 64.


My flesh shall slumber in the ground,
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound;
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise,
And in my Saviour's image rise.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Martha Wheeler Watrous


Martha L. Wheeler
wife of
George L. Watrous
Born
Mar. 30, 1834
Died
Jan. 17, 1879


Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord.


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Dwight M. Weatherhead


Dwight M.
son of
John & Olive
Weatherhead
Died
Aug. 29, 1859
AE 19 y's & 19 d's


Another fair flower has drooped & faded
Another sweet child's voice has fled
Another fair brow the grave has shaded
Another dear child now is dead.
He is now where harps are ringing
Through the heavenly courts above
And his silvery voice is singing
With glad spirits hymns of love.


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Laura A. Weatherhead


Laura A.
Dau of
John & Olive
Weatherhead
Died
Jan 14, 1858
AE 14 y's & 8 m's


Dear Laura, must we part with thee
And greet thy smiles no more
And hear no more thy pleasant voice
Which oft ___ ___ ___ heard before.
___ Laura we must bid farewell
___ all that's near and ___ dear
___ ____ ____ earthly ___ _____
___ ___rm whom ___ ___ sho___ fear.


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Mrs. Experience Wellington


Experiance
relict of Samuel
Wellington, died
Dec. 17, 1838
AE 69


her first husband
was Elias Bemis


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Elizabeth Wells


In Memory of
Elizabeth Wells Daughr to
Col Samuel & Mrs
Hannah Wells She Decd
Octo ye 9th 1765
Aged 5 Months & 19 Days


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Elizabeth Sibley Wells


In Memory of
Elizabeth Sibly
Daughter to
Docr Henry &
Mrs Hannah
Wells Who died
August ye 1st 1776
aged 17 dys


Dr. Henry Wells lived directly south from Meeting House Hill cemetery.


Gravestone Carver Soule Family


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Jonathan Wells


In Memory of Mr
Jonathan Wells Who
Departed this Life
Jany ye 5th 1797
Aged 24 years
& ten Days --


[footstone]


Mr
Jonathan Wells
Decd 1778


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Mrs. Mary Wells


Memento Mori


Mrs Mary Wells
Wife of Mr Obadiah
Wells She Decd
Octr ye 31st 1780 in
ye 71st year of her Age


As was her life so was her blest decease
She livd in love & sweetly died in peace


[footstone]


Mrs
M W


Gravestone Carver The Soule Family


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Colonel Samuel Wells


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In Memory of Colo
Samuel Wells of this town,
a Judge of Cumberland
County Court & a Member
of the Assembly of the
Province of New York,
who departed this Life
the 6th of Augt 1786,
the 55th year of his Age.


His Friends, the Stranger and the poor have lost
A kind Companion and a gen'rous Host:
When he fell---the Statesman fell,
And left the World his Worth to tell.


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Asa Wheeler


Asa Wheeler
Born
Mar. 1, 1803
Died
Nov. 12, 1880


They that trust in the Lord shall be
as mount Zion, which cannot be remo
ved but abideth forever.


[The Book of Psalms 125: 1]


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Mrs. Dolly Waite Lamb Wheeler


Dolly Waite Lamb
wife of
Asa Wheeler
Born May 16, 1808
Died Oct. 31, 1876


He giveth his beloved sleep.


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Elder Daniel Whipple


In Memory
of Elder
Daniel Whipple
who died April 6th
1789 in the 97
Year of his Age.


Blessed are the dead which die
in the Lord from henceforth
yea Saith the Spirit that they
may rest from Labours and
their works do follow them.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Whipple


In memory of
Mrs. Elizabeth
wife of Mr. Timy
Whipple. She died
Feby 10th 1810.
AE 86 years.


Time with respect to me
Is truly past and gone,
Prepare thou for eternity
That heaven may be your home


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Sopha Whipple


Sopha
Wife of
William Whipple
Died
March 22, 1837
In her 69 year


Blessed are the dead,
Who die in the Lord.


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Timothy Whipple


this is in Memory of
Mr. Timothy Whipple
who departed this life
November 4th 1796
in the 72nd Year
of his Age.


Delerium's State was worse than fate
And vacancy of mind
But real grace filled up the Space
And left a hope behind.


[footstone]


Mr. Timothy
Whipple


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William Whipple


William Whipple
died
Oct. 30, 1848,
AE 85


When called to bid farewell to
earthly scenes, he so did look away
to Heaven, and say come Lord,
Jesus come quickly.


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Mrs. Elizabeth A. Whitaker


Elizabeth A.
Wife of
O. W. Whitaker
Born Jan. 10, 1836
Died June 25, 1859


I shall be satisfied when
I awake with thy likeness.
Ps. XVII . 15


Psalms 17 verse 15 begins---


As for me, I will behold they face in righteousness:


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Fanny S. Whitaker


Fanny S. Whitaker
Died
Apr. 19, 1895
AE 79 y'rs


Faithful unto death.


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Mrs. Jennie Potter Whitaker


Jennie R. Potter
Wife of
Ephraim S. Whitaker
Died Mar. 9, 1895
AE 36 Yrs


Yea though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.


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Whitney Whitaker


Whitney Whitaker
Died
Aug. 22, 1870
AE 57 y'rs


Father we miss thee.


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Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney


Mrs. Elizabeth Whitney
Died Feby 2d 1787
Aged 77 --
Wife of Mr. Isaac
Whitney


Look down on me I slumber here
The Grave's become my bed
And think on Death that's always near
For Life may quickly fade.


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Mrs. Mercy Whitney


Erected in memory of
Mrs. Mercy Whitney
Consort of Doct.
Ephraim Whitney
Who died Feby 26
A. D. 1792
Aged 50 Years.


While the dear dell she leaves behind
Sleeps in thy bosom: Sacred tomb:
Soft be her bed, her Slumbers kind
And all her dreams of joy to come.


Dr. Ephraim Whitney was born in Stow, Massachusetts in 1728, but resided in Petersham at the time of his marriage to Marcy Winslow. During the Revolutionary War he was a Tory and on that account was obliged to flee to the Provinces.


His property was confiscated by the Massachusetts authorities and partially to recompense his loss the Crown granted him a township in Canada called Charlotte. His descendants have a claim there yet, but have not done anything in relation to it, as it would cost more to substantiate it than the property is worth.


He died in 1801, aged seventy-two. He was an eccentric man, wore his beard the latter part of his life, and left directions that he should be buried with it unshaven. His two sons resided in Brattleboro, Hon. Lemuel Whitney and Hon. Richard Whitney.


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Sallie Joy White


Sallie Joy White
Jan. 27, 1845
Mar. 25, 1909


Sallie Joy White became the first woman journalist and staff writer in Boston in 1870. She later took the pen name "Penelope Penfeather" for her long-time society columns in the Boston Herald and the Boston Post, advising on fashion and household problems. She was a noted woman suffragist.


The Vermont Phoenix newspaper frequently reprinted columns by Sallie Joy White, several such describing the scenic beauties in Brattleboro.


Sallie Elizabeth Joy married the singer Henry Keith White, Jr. in 1874, and her daughter Elizabeth by this marriage is now buried close by her mother and her grandmother Rhoda E. Ballou, wife of Samuel S. Joy.


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Mrs. Abigail Wilder


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My glass is run --


Here lies buried
Mrs Abigail Wilder
wife of Mr Elias
Wilder who Died June
20th 1793 aged 60
years & 3 M --


Affliction fore long time i bore
Physicians skill was vain
but God did send Death as a Fd
to ease me of my pain --


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Alexander Pope Wilder And Julia Maria Hines


Alexander Pope Wilder
Born in Weston, Vt.
July 22, 1832
Died in Topeka, Kansas
Feb. 3, 1898


The Gospel of a noble life
is more than books or scrolls.


Julia Hines Wilder
April 10, 1837
Sept. 25, 1915


Julia Maria Hines was the Brattleboro daughter of Arnold J. Hines and Maria L. Brown.


Alexander Pope Wilder's father was the Judge John Wilder of Weston, who built a brick mansion there in 1827, filled with stencillings by Moses Eaton. The Weston post office was here for twenty years during Alexander's youth. Alexander Wilder married Julia Hines on November 10, 1857.


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Dolly Wilder


Dolle daughter
of Mr Tilley
Wilder & Mrs
Mary his wife
Died augt 27th
1794
Aged 8 years &
2 M --


Gravestone Carver The Soule Family


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Two Wilder Daughters


In Memory of
2 Daughters of Mr
Tilley Wilder & Mrs
Mary his wife Born
Novr 14th 1777
Died Aged 1 Day


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Ephraim Wilder


In Memory of
Epheraim Son to Mr
Elias Wilder & Mrs
Abigail his Wife he
died Novemr ye 6th
1777 in the 6th
Year of his Age --


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George Miller Wilder


In memory of
George M. Wilder son of
Solomon & Levinia Wilder
he died Aug. 9, 1811 AE
4 years & 7 ms.


Gravestone Carver Stephen Risley, Jr.


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Mrs. Susanna Willard


Here is Interr'd
Mrs. Susanna Willard
Wife to Lieut'n
Wilder Willard
Who Died Novr
20th 1763 In ye 28th
yer of her Age.


A classic winged soul face with a sombre expression stands in the slate tympanum, the stone ornamented by flowered vines in the borders. The few remaining stones nearby were "plowed under" by the resident farmer.


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Mrs. Susanna Willard


In Memory of
Mrs Susanna Willard
wife of Mr Simon Willard
she Decd Sept ye 11th
1775 Aged 28 years 5m9d


Reader Behold & Shed a tear
Think of ye Dust that Slumbers here
& when you read ye fate of me
Think on ye glass that runs for ye


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Capt. Joseph Williams


Here lies the Body of
Captain Joseph Williams
formerly an Eminent Mer
chant in the Town of Nor
wich in the State of Connecticut
he Departed this Life the
19th Day of January 1776
in the 53d Year of
his Age


He was remarkable for his Piety
and a professor of Jesus Christ


[footstone]


Captain Joseph
Williams died
January 19th
1776 AEt at 53


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Steamboat Greenfield Gravestone, 1840, Alanson D. Wood.jpg


Alanson D. Wood


The
grave of
Alanson D. Wood
who was killed
instantly on this
river by the
explosion of the
Steamboat
Greenfield.
May 18, 1840
AEt. 30.


Adieu my dear departed friend
___ ____ _____ ____ ____
___ _____ ____ ___ ___

Till all shall meet in realms of peace
Where songs of glory never cease
And friends no more shall part.


The terrific explosion of the Steamboat "Greenfield" on May 18, 1840 suddenly ended the lives of three men---Capt. John D. Crawford, Engineer Alanson D. Wood, and Mr. William Lancey. The popular engineer had been living in Brattleboro.


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Fanny Wood


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Brattleboro Messenger, September 4, 1829.


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George H. Wood And His Infant Sister


George H. Wood
AE 3 years
& an Infant dau.
Children of
Geo. W. & Clara Wood
Lie beneath this stone.


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Hannah Wood


In
Memory of
Hannah Wood
the only dau of Jabez & Mare
Wood who died Sept 24
1813 AE 17 years


Reader behold & drop a tear
Think on the dust that slumbers here
And when you read the fate of me
Think on the glass that runs for thee.


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Mrs. Mercy Wood


Mercy
Wife of
Jabez Wood
died Jan. 28, 1831
AEt. 72


Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord.


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Mrs. Nancy Wood


Nancy Wood
wife of
Capt. David Wood
died March 20, 1820
aged 42 years


Blessed are the dead
who die in the Lord.


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Royal G. Wood


Royal G. Wood
Died
Feb. 25, 1897
AE 89 Yrs
11 Mos.


And if children, then heirs: heirs of God
and joint heirs with Christ, if so be that we
suffer with him, that we may also be
glorified together.


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Mrs. Lestina S. Woodbury


Lestina S. Woodbury
Wife of
John Woodbury
died June 25, 1839
AE 22 yrs & 9 mo


____ ____ ____ ____
____ my mansion in the skies
___ ____ ____ by ___ ____
____ ____ ____ ____


[Lestina was the wife of violin and viol maker John Woodbury]


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Charles Woodman, Jr.


Charles Woodman Jr
Born April 19, 1808
Died Nov. 15, 1844.


_____________________________________________________________________________


Mrs. Jane Woodman


Jane
wife of Edward
Woodman, died Nov. 21
1820. AE. 44 years &
6 m-s.


Sleep on my dear, & take your rest,
From all the care of earth releas'd,
To join the holy throng above the skies,
In one eternal song of praise.


And now my soul, prepare to go,
And join the holy throng in glory too.


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Sidney Woodworth


Sidney Woodworth
Born Essex Vt. 1829
Died at Fremont Ohio
Nov. 25, 1866


A loyal citizen and a good
and generous husband
and father.


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Our Mother


Our Mother
Died
Jan. 12, 1877
AE 79 yrs
9 mos & 19 ds


"Rest in peaceful slumber rest
Till that blest morn arise."


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At the lone Orthography

Of the Elder Dead


Emily Dickinson


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Brattleboro Gravestones Gallery


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Moody Woodman


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Meeting House Hill, Round Mountain


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Eleanor Howe


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Rosette And Finial Delamination

Mrs. Theda Barrett


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Susanna


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Repair With Slate Shim


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Urania Church


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Mrs. Mary Sargeant


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Longevity:


Those having monuments, who have died in Brattleboro, 80 years old and up­ward:


Susannah Jones, died Mar. 3. 1840. age 92; John Carpenter, Feb. 1, 1843, 88; Asuba Carpenter, Aug. 20, 1842, 89; Abner Adams, Aug. 10, 1856, 81; Salmon Steadman, Mar. 21, 1861, 82; Mrs. Polly Bald­win. Dec. 23, 1862, 84; Mrs. Thankfull Burt, Nov. 17, 1780, 85; Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, Jan. 8, 1838, 80; Mrs. Capt. Amos Thomas, Dec. 11, 1847, 82; Mrs. Mary Thomas, June 19, 1847, 88; Mrs. Elihue Hotchkiss, Jan. 11, 1840, 84; Mrs. Sally Hotchkiss, Feb. 17, 1843, 83; Widow Elizabeth Hotchkiss, Feb. 21, 1819, 85; Abigail Hale, July 14, 1813, 80; Benjamin Fessenden, May 6, 1863, 88; Widow Eliz­abeth Fessenden, Mar. 27, 1864, 91; Cynthia Greenleaf, Sep. 7, 1859, 91; Ruther­ford Hayes, Sep. 25, 1836, 80; Widow Chloe Hayes, Feb., 1847, 84; Sam'l Clark, Apr 9, 1861, 84; Widow Susan Clark, Aug. 12, 1863, 85; Derastus Barrett, Mar. 10, 1859, 88; Luther Sargent, Oct. 22, 1850, 83; Widow Elizabeth Sargent, Apr, 26, 1859, 85; Andrew Miner, May, 24, 1849, 82; Widow Lavina Miner, Sep. 11, 1855, 88; Wm. Harris, Mar. 12, 1845, 88; Widow Abiah Harris, Mar. 6, 1847, 82; Maj. James Esterbrook, Mar 5, 1856, 81; Eunice Wood, Oct, 13, 1846, 84; Philip Wood, July 16, 1845, 89; Hon. L. Whitney, Apr. 4. 1847, 82; Susannah Dickinson, Sept. 24, 1843, 81; Abigail Bemis, Oct. 7, 1782, --; Widow Molly Sargent, Dec. 18, 1850, 94; Widow Anna Sargent, Dec. 4, 1827, 93; Mary widow of Col. John S. Sargent, June 10, 1822, 88; Widow Elizabeth Sargent, Mar. 17, 1837, 95; Jacob Spaulding, June, 1808, 81; Eunice Amsden, July 15, 1818, 93; Mrs. Mary Salsbury, Aug. 28, 1821, 82; Capt. Jonathan Salsbury, Mar. 27, 1717, 81; Jonathan Stoddard, Jan. 21, 1812, 80; James Carpenter, Nov. 4, 1829, 92; Lydia Carpenter, Oct. 20, 1826, 94; Lydia Carpenter, May 13, 1839, 82; Dea. Wm. Bigelow, Jan. 13, 1815, 88; Margaret Bigelow, Feb. 15, 1812, 90; Mrs. Esther Richardson, Nov 28, 1851, 94; Warren Esterbrooks, June 29, 1838, 90; Mrs. Rhoda Eaton, Jan. 24, 1842, 86: Mrs. Elizabeth Orris, Oct., 1806, 89; Isaac McCune, Nov. 6, 1833, 82; John Pullen, Feb. 13, 1861, 90; Jabez Wood, Oct. 23, 1843, 94; Benajah Dudley, June 20 1850, 87; Elizabeth Dudley, Aug. 29, 1846, 80; Rebecca Crosby, Nov. 8, 1836, 93; Levi Goodenough, Sept. 9, 1848, 83; Watson Crosby, Sept. 24, 1859, 83; Reuben Stearns, Jan. 29, 1845, 86; Martha Warriner, Feb. 22, 1855, 82; Dea. Daniel Warriner, Apr. 21, 1866, 80; Chloe Warriner, July 4, 183--, 84; Mrs. Lydia Pratt, Nov. 7, 1825, 93; Income Jones, Jan. 10, 1845, 88; Ebenezer Fisher, Jan., 1831, 89; Eunice Sprague, Aug. 15, 1816, 80; Damaris Sampson, Feb. 21, 1838, 84; Solomon Dunklee, Jan. 6, 1865, 82; Widow Mary Rice, Oct. 7, 1850, 83; Jonas Rice, May 1, 1849, 84; Stephen Bennett, Dec. 18, 1845, 83; Mrs. Ruth Bennett, Feb. 8, 1851, 88; John Gardner, June 15, 1854, 83; Dr, Lem'l Dickerman, Oct, 8, 1832, 81; Elisha Prouty, Oct. 22, 1852, 80; Mrs. Martha Dunklee, Feb. 3, 1805, 84; Benj. Hadley, Mar. 24, 1776, 92; Jonathan Wells, Jan. 7, ----, --; Widow Rhoda Reeve, Aug. 23, 1847, 83; Dr. Willard Arms, Sep. 25, 1803, 83; Widow Susan Arms, Feb. 25, 1863, 86; Nathaniel Sampson, Mar. 25, 1849, 95; Martha Sampson, Jan. 7, 1819, 92; Wm. Parks, Jan. 28, 1830, 93; Rev. Jesse Bennett, Oct. 6, 1868, 85; Widow Tryphena Bennett, Jan. 10, 1868, 83; Col. Timothy Church, Nov. 13, 1833, 86; Noah Bennett. Nov. 25, 1833, 90; Wm. Whipple, Oct. 30, 1848, 85; Stephen Bennett, Dec. 18, 1845, 83; Dea. Nathaniel Horton, Mar. 15, 1806, 81; Jonathan Her­rick, Sept. 28, 1828, 83; Lois Herrick, Aug. 26, 1812, 90; Capt. Nathaniel Bliss. Mar., 1866, 84; Lydia, widow of Capt. Nathan­iel Bliss, Nov., 1869, 82; Joseph Rodgers, Sep. 24, 1838, 84; Salathiel Harris, Oct. 29, 1846, 87; Lieut. Simon Stone, Apr. 1, 1827, 81; Arad Stockwell, Feb. 1, 1856, 83; Mrs. Lydia Stockwell, Apr. 20, 1864, 85; Ezra Harris, Oct. 13, 1857, 88; Daniel Mixer, Apr. 30, 1847, 83; John Ellis, Apr. 13, 1837, 82; Sarah Ellis, Jan. 7, 1827, 82; Solomon Harvey, Sep. 9, 1862, 81; Noah Fuller, Jan. 13, 1846, 82; Olive Fuller, Apr. 11, 1850, 84; Widow Sarah Holbrook, Mar. 22, 1851, 84; Obadiah Gill, May 25, 1838, 80; Widow Anna Gill, Mar. 28, 1861, 93; Elizabeth Burnap, Mar. 23, 1867, 94; John Bemis, June 22, 1835, 83; Nathaniel French, June 8, 1801, 81; Marcy French, Jan. 20, 1847, 83; Eleanor Thomas, Oct. 29, 1850, 89; Sam'l Frost, Nov. 18, 1866, 82; Widow Lucy Pratt, Sept. 1, 1863, 83; Widow Abigal Sargent, Mar. 9, 1849, 80; Benjamin Gorton, Jan. 22, 1825, 88; Wm. Frost, 98.


Henry Burnham, "Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. With Biographical Sketches of some of its Citizens. (Brattleboro: Published by D. Leonard, 1880), pages 58-59.


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Yet e'en these bones from insult to protect,
Some frail memorial still erected nigh,
With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked,
Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.


Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered Muse,
The place of fame and elegy supply;
And many a holy text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die:


Thomas Gray


"Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard"


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Estey & Kathan Tombstones

John H. Kathan, William A. Dutton, Jacob Estey

Jacob Estey's Melodeons, Lead Pipes And Pumps Factory


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Jacob Estey's Melodeon Factory In Building With Clerstory

Estey & Kathan's Tombstones In Front

May 1856

John Batchelder Lithograph From John L. Lovell Ambrotype


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William A. Dutton's Marble Shop, Bridge Street


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Gravestones In Front Of The William A. Dutton Marble Works


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That's what they're for, Joel suddenly realized. So you can feel you've got some control over the death, you own it, you choose a name for it . . . Any poor subterfuge'll do; and welcome to 'em.


James Agee

A Death in the Family


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THE PROSE WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
FOR THE FIRST TIME COLLECTED,
WITH ADDITIONS FROM UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS.


Edited, with Preface, Notes and Illustrations,
BY THE REV. ALEXANDER B. GROSART, ST. GEORGE'S, BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. II.
AESTHETICAL AND LITERARY.


LONDON: EDWARD MOXON, SON, AND CO. 1 AMEN CORNER, PATERNOSTER ROW.
1876.


Yet, though the writer who would excite sympathy is bound in this case, more than in any other, to give proof that he himself has been moved, it is to be remembered, that to raise a monument is a sober and a reflective act; that the inscription which it bears is intended to be permanent, and for universal perusal; and that, for this reason, the thoughts and feelings expressed should be permanent also-liberated from that weakness and anguish of sorrow which is in nature transitory, and which with instinctive decency retires from notice. The passions should be subdued, the emotions controlled; strong, indeed, but nothing ungovernable or wholly involuntary. Seemliness requires this, and truth requires it also: for how can the narrator otherwise be trusted? Moreover, a grave is a tranquillising object: resignation in course of time springs up from it as naturally as the wild flowers, besprinkling the turf with which it may be covered, or gathering round the monument by which it is defended. The very form and substance of the monument which has received the inscription, and the appearance of the letters, testifying with what a slow and laborious hand they must have been engraven, might seem to reproach the author who had given way upon this occasion to transports of mind, or to quick turns of conflicting passion; though the same might constitute the life and beauty of a funeral oration or elegiac poem.


"Essays Upon Epitaphs"


"The Friend" February 22, 1810


"The Country Churchyard, and critical Examination of Ancient Epitaphs"


"Celebrated Epitaphs Considered"


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Ivory Soule


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Ivory Soule's Powder Horn

November ye 25 1776


Ivory Soule enlisted in the Revolutionary War when he was resident in Barre, Massachusetts. When there was an alarm in Bristol, Rhode Island in December 1776, he marched from Plympton for fifteen days with his father Ebenezer and kinsman Ephraim Soule.


When he was seventy-two years old, Ivory Soule applied for his pension on August 10, 1832 from the farm lying along the Connecticut River that he had inherited from his father Ebenezer Soule, Sr., in Hinsdale, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.


This powder horn is inscribed


Ivory Soule Horn November ye 25 1776


It is twelve inches long, with two raised rings. The butt end has a domed pine plug that is attached with copper nails. Decorations include a large tree filled with birds, flanking hunter and deer, and an extensive flowering tulip vine set within a geometric border.


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Ivory Soule Ide Farm And Marble Shop 1858

Lawrence Fagan's Map Of Cheshire County, New Hampshire


"Ide's Island" on this map was since about 1777 the landing place for the ferry and flatboats coming down the Connecticut River, with their slate cargos from Vermont, especially from Dummerston, for transport overland to Boston.


These slates were extracted from the Windham County farms of Joseph Wales, Bela Shaw, Peter Willard, Ephraim and Joseph Carter, David Bemis, and Thomas Clark---especially the fine roofing slates that were extracted from the geological Littleton Formation.


Ebenezer Soule, Sr. and his son Ivory took the Benaiah Norcross ferry from Chesterfield, New Hampshire, to see the sturdy yeomen of the Kathan and Dutton plantations, then back to their Hinsdale farm and island, selecting the slates for carving.


Deacon Adin A. Dutton recalled these days---


When the handsome stone walls about the farm were spoken of Mr. Dutton would say that he never liked to mend wooden fence. There are about 125 rods of slate stone wall on the place. Mr. Dutton helped build it, but the larger part of the work was done by his son, Myron.


The stone were hauled from the old quarry north of the John Houghton place on the Putney road, from which slate used to be sent down the Connectivut river on flat boats.


Mr. Dutton used to help quarry slate and he and his son laid more than 15,000 square feet of slate on the farm buildings, the fact that it needs but little attention testifying to the thoroughness with which it was done.


According to the Dummerston, Vermont historian, David L. Mansfield, the last slate ferry, overloaded, sank to the bottom of the Connecticut River and likely remains there still.


Ivory Soule carved the greatest number of slate gravestones in Brattleboro, Vermont. For thirty years this most prolific, idiosyncratic, and mistake-prone Soule family carver fretted with chisel his intriguing, slenderly cast winged soul faces, lined by grief, floored with slate, and faithfully articulated for his clients in Brattleborough, the holy place, his own


"fine-hammered steel of woe."


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Obadiah Reeve, Died October 2, 1781, Aged 16


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Gone Home


Researched And Written By

Thomas St. John

West Brattleboro, Vermont

seekingthephoenix@yahoo.com


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A Recording Angel

West Brattleboro


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Larkin G. Mead, Sculptor

"obscure thought of the figure"

James Fisk Monument


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