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GRAVE-STONE INSCRIPTIONS



AT SALISBURY. CONNECTICUT.



INSCRIPTIONS



SALISBURY CENTER, LIME ROCK, ETC.



COMPILED BY



MALCOLM DAY RUDD.



BOSTON :

DAVID CLAPP & SON, PRINTERS.

1898.






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INTRODUCTORY NOTE.



Salisbury old burying ground, the original church-yard, is an
enclosure, nearly square, and containing some three-quarters of an
acre of land. The town became possessed of it 29 May, 1750, by
a deed of gift from Robert Walker of Stratford, an original pro-
prietor of Salisbury. The earliest date recorded in the yard is that
found upon the tomb-stone of Dr. Wade Clark, who died Aug. 6,
1750.

Since about the year 1830, when burials became infrequent, the
yard has been kept in a fair state of repair. In general the inscrip-
tions are well preserved. A few stones are broken; a few are illeg-
ible. There are many unknown graves.

Of the three hundred inscriptions in this pamphlet, some have
been secured only by diligent effort. All of them have been care-
fully verified. No stone has been wittingly left unturned.

M. D. R.

Lakeville, Conn.
Juue, 1898.



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IlSrSCRIPTIONS AT SALISBURY.



A

Acton, Mr. Thomas, d. June 29, 1799, aged 49 years on that day.

Acton, Mrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. Thomas Acton, d. Feb. 26, 1807, in the

59^*^ year of her age.
Adams, John, son of Mr. Phiueas Adams, d. Aug. 28, 1784, se. 22.
Adams, Mr. Isaac, d. Nov. 26, 1763, in the 65"^ year of his age.
Adams, Mrs. Zerviah, wife of Mr. Isaac Adams, d. July 20, 1787, ae. 75.
Adams, Allice, dau. of Isaac and Zerviah Adams, d. Mch. 19, 1762, in the

17"' year of her age.
Allen, widow Mary, d. June 18, 1774, ae. 65.
Allici, Temperance, d. June 4, 1807, in the 78"^ year of her age.
Armstrong, Esther, wife of Orson Armstrong, d. May 3, 1827, ge. 35.

B

Barnum, Alanson, son of Levi and Mary Barnum, d. Oct. 19, 1803, as. 4.

Barnum, Horace, son of Levi and Mary Barnum, d. Apr. 1, 1811, «. 13.

Bebee, Lucy, wife of Lewis Bebee, d. June 10, 1775, ae. 26.

Benton, Mr. Isaac, d. Sept. 17, 17 — .

Benton, Mary, wife of Mr. James Benton, d. Feb. 20, 1800, in her 3P'
year.

Bethroug, Sally, dau. of Abraham Bethrong, d. Feb. 28, 1782, ae. 3.

Birch, Mrs. Mary, d. Sept. 8, 1823, ae. 71.

Bird, Deacon Joseph, d. Sept. 9, 1754, se. 57. He was the 2"'i sou of
Thomas Bird of Farmington, Conn. His wife, who sleeps by his
side, was Dorcas, dau. of John Norton, Jr., and Ruth Moore Norton,
all of Farmington. He was one of the first settlers and proprietors
of the town of Litchfield, and removed to Salisbury about 1748.
(Stone erected in 1854.) Original stone reads as follows: —

Bird. — Here Lyeth the Ileliques of Deacon Joseph Bird Esq. who
departed this life September ye d'^ A. D. 1754 in the 58"> year of his



asfe.



Bird, Thomas, son of Deacon Joseph Bird, d. Oct. 4, . [A very early

date.]



Bird, INfrs. Dorcas, wife of Deacon Joseph Bird, d. Oct. 28, 1750, in her

56"' year.
Bird, Isaac, son of Deacon Joseph Bird, d. Oct. 29^^ 1756, in his 28**^ year.
Bird, Isaac, d. Jan. 16, 1829, te. 72.

Bird, Rhoda, wife of Isaac Bird, d. Jan. 17, 1839, ve. 84.
Bird, James, d. Sept. 28, 1794, ae. 71.
Bird, Abigail, wife of James Bird, d. Feb. 7, 1815, se. 84.
Bird, jNIaria, dau. of John Bird and Eunice his wife, d. May 29, 1798, 03.

14 mo. 6 da.
Bradley, Mr. William, d. June 8, 1816, in his 75"^ year.
Bradley, Sarah, relict of the late William Bradley, d. Apr. 9, 1835, in her

85«i> year.
Bradley, Sophia, dau. of William and Sarah Bradley, and sister of Daniel

and vSally Bradley, d. Oct. 23, 1827, se. 44. She was a daughter of

afiliction from her infancy.
Bradley, Phebe, wife of Mr. Milton Bradley, d. Jan. 19, 1820, ae. 28.
Brewster, Mr. Daniel, b. in Norwich, Apr. 12, 1730; d. at Salisbury, Mch.

31, 1814, ae. 84.
Brewster, Mrs. Elizabeth, b. in Stonington, Nov. 1741; d. at Salisbury,

Aug. 4, 1817, ae. 75.
Brinsmaid, Noah, d. Mch. 3, 1810, ae. 39 years and 9 months.
Briuton, Joseph, d. Apr. 16, 1811, ae. 44.

Brinton, Naomi, wife of Joseph Briuton, d. Oct. 7, 1853, £8. 77.
Brownsou, Timothy, d. Feb. 8, 1766, in his 65**^ year.
Brownson, Elizabeth, d. Aug. 8, 1762, in her 18*"^ year.
Buell, Mrs. Deborah, wife of Mr. Nathaniel Buell, d. May 16, 1778, ae. 83.
Buell, Deacon Nathaniel, d. Nov. 27, 1808, in his 75"' year.
Buell, Mrs. Hannah, d.-Nov. 27, 1812, ae. 73.
Bundy, Francis, son of Elijah and Rachel Bundy, d. Mch. 23, 1813, in his

20"^ year.
Burr, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Oliver Burr, d. Feb. 21, 1775, ae. 25.
Bushnell, Capt. Samuel, d. Jan. 21, 1793, a3. 69.
Bushnell, Capt. Jeremiah, b. in Saybrook, Ct., Dec. 5, 1763; d. Oct. 8,

1833, in his 7P* year.
Ikishiiell, Lucy, wife of Capt. Jeremiah Bushnell, d. Mch. 13, 1849, a3. 80.
Bushell, Capt. William, b. July 22, 1798; d. Aug. 27, 1865.
Bushnell, Eliza, wife of Capt. William Bushnell, b. Nov. 19, 1805; d. Aug.

5, 1869.
Bushnell, Eliza, dau. of Gideon and Nancy Bushnell, d. jMay 15, 1809, as.

1 yr. 8 mo.
Bushnell, Ilermon B., b. Sept. 9, 1807; d. June 29, 1851, ae. 43 years, 9

mo's & 20 days.

C

Camp, Deacon Hezekiah, d. Nov. 24, 1791, in his 92'^'^ year.

Camp, Mrs. Lydia, wife of Dea. Hez'\ Camp, d. Nov. 3, 1777, ae. 74.



Camp, Mr. Hezekiah, d. Sept. 29, 1774, se. 52.

Camp, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Hez^ Camp, d. Sept. 6, 1785, 33. 66.

Camp, Hezekiah, son of Mr. Hez'\ Camp and Sarah his wife, d. Sept. 13,

1757, in his S"^'' year.
Camp, Miss Sarah, dau. of Mr. Hez*^. and Mrs. Sarah Camp, d. Jan. 19,

1785, OS. 27.
Camp, Capt. Luke, d. Jan. 27, 1788, in his 53'''^ year.
Camp, Mrs. Rachel, relict of Capt. Luke Camp, d. Aug. 15, 1825, ge 88.
Camp, Mr. John, d. Sept. 16, 1784, in his 37'^ year.
Camp. Abie], son of Capt. Abiel & Mary Camp, d. Sept. 7. 1757, in his

4*^ year.
Camp, (?) ah, dau. of kiah and Sarah mp d. — ept. 18,

1757, in her 4th year.
Canfield, Joseph Jun"" Esq., d. Sept. 28, 1803, in his 36*^ year.
Canfield, William, son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Hannah Canfield, d. Jan. 7,

1788, vs. 14.
Chapin, Ann, wife of Charles Chapin, d. Mch. 11, 1758, in her -8'^^ year.
Chapin, Mr. Reuben, d. June 1, 1793, aa. 75.

Chapin, Mrs. Rebecca, wife of Mr. Reuben Chapin, d. Mch. 31, 1762, as. 35.
Chapin, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Reuben Chapin, d. Jun. 5, 1784, ae. 51.
Chapin, Lament, dau. of Mr. Reuben and Mrs. Rebecca Chapin, d. May

29,1777,33.16.
Chapin, Esther, dau. of Mr. Reuben and Mrs. Rebecca Chapin, d. Dec. 12,

1773, £6. 16.
Chapin, Anna, consort of Charles Chapin, d. Mch. 18, 1808, in her 70*'^

year.
Chapman, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Titus Chapman, d. Sept. 23, 1792,

se. 47.
Chipman, Betsey, dau. of Maj''. John Chipman, d. Sept. 17, 1778, fe. 3.
Chipman, Betsey, y® 2"-' dau. of Maj"". John and Mary Chipman, d. May 6,

1781, se. 2.
Chittenden, Mr. Timothy, d. Dec. 19, 1817, in his 59''^ year.
Chittenden, Mrs. Anna, relict of Mr. Timothy Chittenden, d. Oct. 10, 1837,

OS. 81.
Chittenden, Capt. Timothy, d. Feb. 16, 1816, te. 84.
Chittenden, Rebeckah, wife of Capt. Timothy Chittenden, d. Nov. 12,

1808, se. 78.
Churchill, Benjamin, d. Apr. 20, 1804, te. 57.

Churchill, Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Churchill, d. Dec. 4, 1835, £e. 80.
Churchill, Clarissa, dau. of Mr. Benjamin & Elizabeth Churchill, d. Apr.

8, 1804,33. 15.
Churchill, Augustus, d. Jan. 18, 1825, se. 26.
Clark, Doct^ Wade, d. Aug. 6, 1750, je. 34.

Coffing, John Churchill, b. in Derby, Conn., Oct. 6, 1776; d. at Salis-
bury, Sept. 19, 1847.



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Coffing, Mrs. Jerusha Fitch, wife of John C. Coffing, b. Feb. 18, 1775; d.

June 30, 1812, in her 38*^ year.*
Coffing, Churchill, b. Nov. 13, 1813; d. May 14, 1873.
Coffing, Joshua B., b. May 31, 1815; d. Nov. 28, 1841.
Coffing, Maria, b. July 19, 1819; d. Jan. 29, 1839.
Coffing, Maria B., tlau of Ebeuezer Birch and 2*^ wife of John C. Coffing,

d. Apr. 14, 1865, te. 80.

PTOTE. — No inscription marks her grave, but she was buried beneath her husband's
monument.]

Conklin, Mr. Thomas, d. July 6, 1813, ge. 72.

Conklin, Anna, relict of Thomas, d. Mch. 16, 1828, ae. 75 years & 18 days.

Crossman, Rev. Joseph W., d. Dec. 13, 1812, in his 38*'^ year, and the le''^

year of his ministry.

D

Davis, Jacobus, d. Sept. 3, 1797, in his 60'^ year.
Davis, Mrs. Eunice, wife of Jacobus Davis, d. Sept. 10, 1828, ae. 82.
Davis, Eunice, dau. of Jacobus and Eunice Davis, d. July 25, 1783, se. 3.
Dexter, Olivia, wife of Jeremiah Dexter, d. Dec. 22, 1819, ge. 35.

E

Edgerton, Isaac, son of Daniel & Mary Edgerton, d. Jan. 14, 1778, in his

6'^ year.
Eldredge, John, d. Dec. 28, 1831, in his 76"' year.
Eldredg, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. John Eldredg, d. Oct. 25, 1811, in

her 47th year.
Eldreg, Hannah, dau. of Mr. John and Hannah Eldreg, d. Nov. 22, 1810,

£6. 15.
Eldredge, Gurden, son of Mr. John and Mrs. Hannah, d. Nov. 5, 1792, ae.

3.
Eldradge, Hezekiah, husband of Dorcas Eldradge, d. June 29, 1806, as. 61.
Elmer, lrene( ?), wife of Daniel Elmer, d. Apr. 24, 1756, in her — year.
Everest, Mr. David, d. Nov. 2, 1784, in his 62"'^ year.
Everest, David, son of Mr. David and Mrs. Margaret Everest, d. Aug. 14,

1784, se. 28.
Everest, Miss Margaret, dau. of Mr. David and Mrs. Margaret Everest, d.

Sept. 11, 1776, in her 19*"^ year.
Everest, Sylvester, son of Mr. David and Mrs. Lois Everest, d. Aug. 10,

1801, 'in his 2 P^ year.
Everest, Mr. Jehiel, d. Mch. 14, 1812, «. 49.
Everest, Mr. Jared, d. July 22, 1792, ge. 62.

♦Upon this monument are inscribed tlic names of the children of J. C. and J, F.
Coffing, viz : —

Janette, b. Sept. 11, 1806.

Clarissa, b. June 16, 1808; d. Mch. 25, 1819.

JohnH., b. Feb. 3, 1811.

Charles F., b. Apr. 5, 1812; d. Aug. 5, 1865.



Everts, Submit, dau. of John & Submit Everts, d. Jan. 18, 1757, in her

4*^^ year.
Everts, Sarah, dau. of John & Submit Everts, d. Mch. 21, 1762, in her 2°'^

year.
Everts, Stephen, son of John & Submit Everts, d. Mch. 6, 1760, in his 2°"^

year.
Everts, Charles, son of Gilbert and Rebecca Everts, d. Apr. 3, 1783, ae. 6.
Everts, Capt. Nathaniel, d. June 2, 1792, in his 73^'^ year.
Everts, Mrs. Esther, widow of Capt. Nathaniel Everts, d. Apr. 21, 1797,

in her 77'^ year.

F

Farnam, Mr. Bezaliel, d. Jan. 26, 1776, in his 53'*^ year.

Farnam, Peter, d. Feb. 18, 1817, se. 61.

Farnam, Sylvia, widow of Peter Farnam, d. Aug. 16, 1854, ae. 88.

Farnam, Osmund P., only son of Peter and Sylvia Farnam, d. Sept. 18,

1800, in his 5*"^ year.
Fitch, Hezekiah Esq., d. Dec. 24, 1797, in his 6Pt year.
Fitch, Henry, d. June 18, 1830, se. 57.
Fletcher, Doct"^. Ebenezer, d. Oct. 13 (another stone says Oct. 3), 1771, ae.

73.
Fletcher, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Dr. Ebenezer Fletcher, d. Sept. 16, 1776,

a. 71.

G

Gillit, Mr. Nathaniel, d. Mch. 28, 1756, in his 54*'' year.

Gillit, Nathaniel Jun'', d. Mch. 27, 1756, in his 17*'' year.

Gillit, Jonathan, d. Sept. 4, 1754, in his 24'* year.

Glassbrook, Rev. James, a native of Scotland, d. Oct. 8, 1793, age un-
known.

Grenell, Mr. Peabody, d. Dec. 12, 1783, in his 49"' year.

Grenold, Mi-. James, d. June 25, 1816, ae. 37.

Grow, Polly, dau. of Mr. Ambrose & Mrs. Jemima Grow, d. Dec. 29,
1796, aj. 3.

H

Hamlin, Mrs. Mary, dau. of Jehosaphat & Martha Holmes, d. Apr. 6,

1813, in her 27"^ year.
Hanmer, Joseph, son to Mr. Joseph Hanmer, died by a fall from a horse

on Aug. 3, 1766, in his 22"*^ year.
Hensdale, Mr. Moses, d. June 15, 1805, in his 52°'^ year.
Hensdill, Mrs. Ruth, d. Mch. 11, 1812, in her 55'^ year.
Hensdill, Moses, son of Mr. Moses and Mrs. Ruth Hensdill, d. Aug. 6,

1783, Si. 4 years.
Hensdill, Mr. Truman, d. Aug. 22, 1813, in his 23"^'^ year.



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Hinsdill, Betsey, dau. of Mr. Moses & Mrs. Ruth Hinsdill, d. Sept. 26,
1785, £E. 4.

Hinsdill, Miss Amanda, d. Oct. 1, 1820, se. 33.

Ilillard, Miss Nancy of Killingworth, d. Aug. 5, 1820, in lier S^^ year.

Hiiiman, Catherine, wife of Hiram Hinman, d. May 14, 1826,


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