Lower Merryall Burying Place
HISTORY
OF THE TOWNS OF
NEW MILFORD
AND
BRIDGEWATER,
CONNECTICUT,
1703 1882,
BY
SAMUEL ORCUTT.

Transcribed by Richard M. Clarke
Of New Milford.

Inscriptions in the Lower Merryall Burying-place.


NOAH BARTRAM
Died
Dec 10, 1860
AE 67.


SARAH
wife of
Marcus Bartram
Died
July 30, 1850
AE 27.
In earliest prime of life and hope
When all was bright before her
Unspareing death has cut her off
The grass will spring green oer her
And rotted her couch her husband hung
And bathed her brow and smoothed her pillow
And fondly hoped for health again
But now he mourns the betiding willow.


SARAH M
Daughter of
Marcus &
Sarah Bartram
died
May 2, 1851,
aged 9 mo
& 5 ds.
Sleep dear child and take thy rest
God called thee home he thought it best.


DANIEL T BEERS
Died
Jan 26, 1867
AE 54 yrs & 5 mo.


SARAH
wife of
John Beers
Died
Jan 4, 1866
AE 100 yrs 5 mo
& 29 ds.


BURTON BENEDICT
Died
Sept 5 1869,
AE 65.


NATHAN BENEDICT
Died
Oct 4, 1858,
AE 80.


RACHEL
wife of 
Nathan Benedict
Died
Dec 31, 1854
AE. 79.


SARAH
wife of
Burton Benedict
Died
Mar 24, 1874,
AE 71.


MARY S
widow of
Josiah Brackett
died Nov 30, 1845
AE 37 yrs 1 mo 7 days.
No more shall her countenance beaming so bright
With a smile lighted tip by affections pure ray
Render even lifes burdens a source of delight
And the evening of life as resplendent as day.



ALBERT A
son of
William N &
Mary S Bronson
Died
Feb 4, 1844
aged 1 yr 1 mo &
8 ds.


ANDREW A BRONSON
Died
April 18, 1871
aged 26 yrs.


FREDERICK O BRONSON
Died
Oct 19, 1818
aged 23 yrs.
(Fred we have not forgotten thee.)


GLENORA
daughter of
William N &
Mary S Bronson
Died
March 31, 1856
aged 8 mos.


ISOLENA E
daughter of
William N &
Mary S Bronson
Died
Nov 19, 1857
aged 10 mos.


WILLIAM N BRONS0N
a member of
Co D 28 Regt Ct Vol
Died
at Baton rouge La
July 28, 1863
ae 52.
MARY S
His wife
Died
June 1, 1861
ae 44.


In
memory of
AMOS R BUCKLEY
who died
Nov 28, 1846
ae 32 years.
Flowers in the opening bud must pale and fall
And thou hast left us at thy Savors call
While we in grief thy early death deplore
In joy we say Not lost but gone before.


In
memory of
GERSHOM BUI.KLEY
Who died
March 6, 1866
aged 84 yrs.


In memory of
HENRY BUCKLEY
who died
July 22, 1852
ae 33 yrs.
Useful and lovely on earth,
Peaceful and happy in heaven.


In
memory of
JOHN BUCKLEY
Who died
Nov 21, 1852
AE 27 yrs.


In
memory of
Lucy wife of
Gershom Buckley who
died
Sept 29, 1865
aged 76 yrs.


In
memory
of
NATHAN BUKLEY
who died
Oct 14, 1852
ae 36 yrs.
Farewell dear friends, my wife and son,
I leave you in this world of woes,
My work, my life on earth is done,
I m going to a land of repose.


In
memory of
ORRIN BUCKLEY
who died
Oct. 7, 1852
ae 41 yrs. 


In
memory of
HENRIETTA
wife of Allen Caldwell
who died
March 9, 1839
aged 23 years
& 7 ds.


ALLEN CALDWELL
Died
Feb 26, 1860
Aet 45.


BENNETT CALDWELL
Died
Aug 17, 1864
AEt 44.


DIANTHA
wife of James Caldwell
Died
Oct 7, 1867
AEt 70.


JAMES CALDWELL
Died
Mar 24, 1851
AE 60 ys & 10 ds.
So as you are, so once was I
So as I am so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me.


SAMUEL W CALDWELL
Died
Nov 24, 1859
AE 64
EMILY A
His wife
Died Apr 23, 1874
AE 63.


Daughter of
Henry B &
Hattie E Covill
Died
Sept 9, 1879
Aged 8 yrs &
3 mos.
A light is from our household gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.


For such is the Kingdom of Heaven
CHARLES W
son of
George & Laura
Davis
Died
Mar 16, 1874
aged 6 years.


In
memory of
CHARLOTTE R
wife of
George Davis &
daughter of James & Rebecca
Logan
who died
Aug 23, 1862
aged 29 yrs.
Sleep loved one sleep,
We, who now thy loss deplore,
Soon well come and sleep beside thee
Thou art only gone before
To the realms of life eternal
To thy home among the blest
Sleep, dear Lottie take thy rest.


LAURA B
Wife of
George Davis
Died
Jan 19th , 1868
ae 25 years.


(Suffer little children to come unto me.)
GEORGE W
son of
George & Laura
Davis
Died
Aug 20th, 1871
aged 4 years.


In
memory of
THOMAS DAVIS
who died
March 13, 1857
in the 83 year
of his age.


WILLIE J son of
Henry S &
Mary E Disbrow
died
Aug 29, 1871
AE 4yrs.
Willie we miss thee.
We miss thee darling, O! how much
Our God alone can tell,
He took thee from our loving arms.
He doeth all things well.


In
memory of
EZRA DRAKE
who died
July 19, 184l
aged 73 years.


In
memory of
ELIZABETH
wife of
Ezra Drake
who died
Sept 11, 1866
Aged 91yrs 4 mo
& 12 Ds.


MERCY DRAKE
Died
June 15, 1862
AE 57.


MARTHA A
Wife of
Nelson P Drake
Born
Dec 12, 1821
Died Jan 25, 1849
How short the race our friend has run
Cut down in all her bloom
The course but yesterday begun
Now finished in the tomb.


Innocence
There is rest in Heaven.
CHARLOTT
AUGUSTA
daughter of
Samuel &
Luraett Fenn
Died
Dec 26, 1843
in the 11 year
of her age.


In memory of
HOMER
son of William
& Phebe Fenn
who died
Oct 25, 1837
aged 24 years.


Mother
LURAETT OWEN
wife of
Samuel Fenn
Died
June 22, 1872
AE. 59.
Shes gone home.


In
memory of
PHEBE
wife of
William Fenn
who died
Dec 11, 1841
ae 56 years.


In
memory of
MARIAH wife of
Henry M Ford
and former wife of
Henry Buckley
who died
Sep 21, 1855
AE 38 yrs.


ALBERT S
Son of
George and Amy
Ferriss
Born Nov 9, 1844
Died Aug 21, 1874
aged 29 yrs 9 mo & 10 Ds.
When those we love are snatched away
By deaths resistless hand
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay
That friendship must demand.


My wife
GERTRUDE FERRISS
wife of
J B Hickox
Died
Nov 30, 1867
ae 24.


ITHAMAR FERRISS
Born Sept 6, 1797
Died June 17, 1865
ae 68.

GRACE E
daughter of
Win j & Emily S.
Fradenburg
Died Jan 6, 1877
AE 4 yrs & 2 mo.
This precious dust beneath the sod
Called hence by early doom
Lies folded in the arms of God
Where flowers forever bloom.


Infant son
of
W J & Emily
Fradenburg.


HOMER J
son of
Wm J & Emily S
Fradenburg
Died Nov 16, 1876
AE. 10 yrs & 9 mo.
This flower that bloomed from year to year
And is its parents joy,
Was blighted while it knew no fear,
Oh! twas our darling boy.


EMMA
wife of
Wm French
Died
Feb 14, 1864
ae__.


LEWIS GOODE
Died
June 6, 1878
AE. 66.


EVA B
Wife of
Lewis Goode
Died
Feb 17, 1880
ae 62.


ADOLF
son of
Lewis &
Eve Goode
Died
Aug 12, 1858
aged 3 yrs.

MARY M
wife of
Chester Goodsel
& daughter of Josiah
& Mary S Brackett
died Oct 7,1848
AE 17 yrs 8 mos 23 dys.
Sweet is the scene when virtue dies
When sinks a virtuous soul to rest
How mildly beams the closing eyes
How gently heaves the expiring breast.


AMY M
Daughter of
John S &
Elizabeth T Graham
Born Apr 25, 1845
Died in
New York City Nov 26, 1864


ELIZABETH T
wife of
John S Graham
born Dec 21, 1812
Died in New York City
Nov 15,1859.


JAMES A
son of
John S &
Elizabeth T Graham
died Nov. 7, 1851
Aet 17 yrs 8 mos 23 dys.
James weve laid to sleep,
But not to cradled rest,
His little hands are meekly laid
Upon his sinless breast;
Weve laid him by his brothers side
The loved one gone before,
Earth takes them to her cold embrace,
We see them here no more.



In
memory of
JAMES GRAHAM
who died
April 20, 1837
aged 76 years.
Born in Clathick Parish of
Crieff Scotland
a resident of the City of New York
the last 28 years.


JOHN S
son of
John S &
Elizabeth T
Graham
died
Sep 22, 1848
AE 1 year 9 mo
& 22ds
Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade
Death came with tenderest care
This lovely bud to heaven conveyed
And left it blooming there.





In
memory of
POLLY
wife of
Philo Gregory
who died
Nov. 1, 1860
aged 63 years


In
memory of
AMSEY GREGORY
who died
July 18, 1847
aged 19 years.


In memory of
SALLY wife of
James Graham
Born
December 8, 1787
Died September 24, 1840.


Hallock, Pomeroy, Monument.
HOMER HALLOCK
Born April 29, 1809
Died July 25, 1877
CAROLINE
His wife
Born Mar 19, 1813
died June 8, 1877.
CHARLES POMEROY
Born
Oct 12, 1834
Died ______
JOSEPHINE
His wife
Born Feb 20, 1845
died Apr 2,1875.
HENRY H POMEROY
Born Sept 17, 1862
__________


MARTHA C HALLOCK
Born Sept 18, 1850
died Apr 18, 1868.


Hallock.
Father
and
Mother
HOMER HALLOCK
Aged 68 yrs 
2 mos & 26 Ds.
CAROLINE HALLOCK
Aged 64 yrs 
2 mos & 21 Ds.


MARTHA C
Daughter of
Homer and Caroline
Hallock
died
April 18, 1868
AE 17 ys & 7 mo.
This lovely bud so young and fair
Called home by early doom,
Just came to show how sweet a flower
In paradise would bloom.
While in the morning of her life
God called her to her rest
To a bright mansion in the skies
Prepared for all the blest.


JOSEPHINE M
Daughter of Homer and
Caroline Hallock
wife of
Charles Pomeroy
died April 2, 1875
Aged 30 years
1 mo & 13 Ds.
Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep
From which none ever wake to weep.
Text Rev XIV C XIII verse
And I heard a voice from heaven saying
unto me. Write, blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the spirit that they must rest
from their labours, and their works
do follow them.

In
memory of
AMY
wife of Soloman
Hill who died
March 30, 1836
aged 73 years.


SOLOMAN HILL
Died Jan 8, 1865
ae 81.

HANNAH
wife of
Soloman Hill
Died
Sep 20, 1864
ae 83.


In
memory of
SOLOMAN HILL
who died
Aug 28, 1839
aged 80
years.


WILLIAM H
son of
Lucius M &
Mary A Hill
Died
Feb 10, 1865
AEt 13.
Flowers that bloom to wither fast
Light whose beams are soon oercast
Friendship warm but not to last
Such by earth are given.


Died
June 22, 1843
an infant son of
Elihu &
Jane A Howland
ae 1day.
Thou was given but a moment here
Committed to our trust
Then called to yonder brighter sphere
Thy body to the dust.


JOHN T HOWLAND
Died
June 6, 1874
AE 57 yrs.


In
memory of
LUCY
wife of
Jacob W Howland
who died
Dec 15, 1845
ae 53 years.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.


Our Darling Babe
EDGAR C
son of
Cornelius &
Charlena Heritage
Died July 31, 1880
AE 11 mos & 8 Ds.
Only a baby small
In Heaven at rest
But how dear to us
God knoweth best.


ISAAC HENDRYX
Died
Dec 4, 1859
AE 74.
He is not here but risen.


BARBARA A
wife of
Almond Lane
Died Apr 1, 1880
Aged 63.
Farewell dearest mother thou hast
gone to thy rest. Thou hast left us to dwell in the
home of the blest. Thy trials are ended, thy
sufferings are oer. Thou resteth in peace on that
far distant shore.


RANSOM J LEACH
Died
Jan 26, 1850
AE 26 yrs.


OLIVE S
wife of
John Main
Died
Aug 21, 1864
AE 73.

YALE 1864
Sergt Garwood R Merwin
Born March 8, 1842
Died
At Alexandria Va.
Jan 23, 1863.
Dulce est pro patria mori
Tis sweet to die for ones country.
GARWOOD R
son of
Horace & Florinda S
Merwin.


HARRIET MERWIN
Born
March 12, 1811
died June18, 1867.
Sister of Horace Merwin.


LYMAN KINNEY
died in West Webster, NY.
SALLY
wife of
Lyman Kinney
Died
Sept 23, 1857
AE 73.


ELI.EN
Daughter of
George J &
Frances E Kinney
Died
Aug 17, 1850
AE 1 yr 3 mo.


Kinney Monument.
RUSSELL W KINNEY
TEMPERANCE A
His wife.
LYMAN KINNEY
Died
Oct 18, 1862
Aged 85.
SALLY KINNEY
His wife
Died Sept 23, 1856
Aged 74.
ANDREW S KINNEY
LOTS E His wife
FRANK D
son of
Russell W &
Temperance A Kinney
Died Oct 11, 1870
Aged 19.



Marsh.
ANAN MARSH
Died
Feb 22, 1871
53.
(At rest in Jesus.)
Father.
Having loved his own which were in the
world he loved them unto the end.



LUCY A
wife of
Anan Marsh
Died
July 10, 1877
ae 57.
(No cross No crown.)
Mother.
To him that overcometh will I
give to eat of the hidden manna.


Marsh.
ELIHU MARSH
Born July 18, 1774
Died
April 5, 1853
URANIA
wife of
Elihu Marsh
Born
Sep 14, 1781
Died
Feb 4, 1855
HENRIETTA
Daughter of
Elihu and
Urania Marsh
Born
Feb 28, 1815
Died
Dec 30, 1854.

HENRY MARSH
Died _____
Aged _____
NANCY STONE
wife of
Henry Marsh
Died Dec 26, 1877
aged 54.


JOHN
son of Elihu &
Urania Marsh
Died
Sep 10, 1831
AE 18 years 2 mo
& 20 ds.


JULIA AUGUSTA
Daughter of
Henry &
Nancy Marsh
Died
Oct 10, 1878
aged 20 yrs
3 mos & 7 Ds.


MARY ESTHER
Wife of
Clarke Marsh
Died
Jan 1, 1855
AE 29.


In
memory of
ESTHER M
daughter of
Simeon & Lucy
Munn who died
Feb 12, 1836
aged 23 years.
The grave that holds Marias dust
Our Fathers care shall keep
Till the last angel rise and break
Her long and dreary sleep.


In
memory of
SIMEON MUNN
who died
Feb 20, 1836
aged 53 years.


WALTER E
son of
Simeon &
Lucy Munn
died April 16, 1839
in the 20 yr
of his age.
For those we love when snatched away
Its deaths resistless hand
Our hearts the mournful tributes pay
That friendship doth demand.


AGNES A
Wife of
Wanzer Murry
Died
Aug 8, 1864
AE 33.



In
memory of
CHARLES SAMUEL
Son of Ezra &
Charlotte Murray
who died
April 30, 1838
ae 3 mo & 15 ds.
Farewell bright soul a short farewell
Till we three meet again above
In the sweet groves where pleasure dwells
And trees of life bear fruits of love.


ELISHA MURRAY
Died
Nov 26, 1857
ae 90 ys & 5 mo.


MERCY
Wife of
Elisha Murray
Died
July 27, 1859
ae 85 yrs & 10 mo.


In
memory of
EZRA MURRAY
who died
Oct 19, 1846
at 34 years
& 7 mo.


SARAH MCARTHUR
Died
May 26, 1878
Aged 42.


SALMON MOREHOUSE
died
July 1, 1841
aged 52 years.


JOYCE
wife of
Salmon Morehouse
died
April 16, 1864
Aged 73 years.


In
memory of
GEORGE A
son of
William B &
Lavinia Nearing
who died
April 22, 1851
ae 1 yr & 2 mo.


JOHN A NICKERSON
Died
Aug 9, 1877
Aged 76.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.


WILLIAM H NICKERSON
Died
Nov 23, 1857
Aged 49.
For such is life today all I hope tomorrow
gathered to the dreamless sleep.


THAI.IA M NICKERSON
Died
Feb5 1879
Aged 80.
There is no night in Heaven
but one unclouded day.


HANNAH M
daughter of
Charles &
Jane Orton
Died
Jan 26, 1863
AE 4 yrs
& 7 ms.


EBENEZER PEET
Died
July 10, 1849
AE. 76 yrs & 9 mo.


In
memory of
CLARRINA
wife of
Samuel S Potter
who died
May 11, 1859
aged 51 yrs.


BETSEY
wife of
David Potter
Died
Sept 30, 1860
Aged 68.


Died March 12, 1846
Johnson J
AE 2 yrs
& Alice R
AE 6 mo.
Children of
Samuel S &
Clarina Potter.
Blessed Jesus thou hast bidden
babes like us to thee.


EDWIN L
son of
George D &
Mary Jane Potter
Died
May 7,1862 aged
1 year
and 15 days.
Little Eddie, we miss thee.


GARWOOD B
son of
Samuel &
Clarina Potter
Died
Sept 25, 1847
aged 2 mo.


ANNA
widow of
Caleb Sheldon
Died
April 5, 1876
ae 86.
(Mother we miss thee.)


JUSTINE SHLERMAN
Died
Dec 17, 1841
ae 51 years.


PHEBE SMITH
formerly wife of
Justin Sherman
Born
Jan 9,1796
Died
Feb 9, 1865.
Asleep in Jesus.


CHARLOTTE E
wife of
Elijah B Stevens
Died
Dec 28, 1849
aged 25 years
11mo & 7 ds.


AMY WADHAMS
wife of
Chauncy Stone
Born Feb 18, 1793
Died Feb 9, 1875
aged 82 yrs.


BARENTHA
wife of
Benajah Stone
Died
March 19, 1868
Aged 81.


Chauncy Stone
Died
Jan 28, 1856
AE 67 yrs 4 mo
& 6 Ds.


In
memory of
DANIEL STONE
who died
Nov 15,1834
in the 84 year
of his age.
(The first man buried in the Lower Merryall Cem.)


In
memory of
ESTHER
wife of
Julius Stone
who died
July 27, 1847
ae 99 years 2 mo
& 8ds.


In
memory of
JULIUS STONE
who died
March 10, 1835
aged 81 years.

ANNA
wife of
Leman Stone
Died
at Trumansburgh N Y
Aug 1, 1866
AE92.


In
memory of
PENELOPE
wife of
Daniel Stone
who died
Dec 15, 1842
in the 90
year of her
age.


LEMAN STONE
Died
Jan 18, 1861
ae 86.


In
memory of Widow
POLLY STONE
who died
Jan 18, 1848
AE 83 years.


AI.VA S
wife of
Sylvester J Thomas
Died
June 19, 1875
AE 47.


JULIA MARSH
wife of
Cyrus A Todd
Died
Nov 5, 1857
ae22.
(The grave hath won thee.)

CHARLES M
son of
Harvey &
Phebe Turrill
Died
Dec 26, 1850
AE 25.
Friends nor Physicians could not save
His dying body from the grave
Nor can the grave retain it there
When Christ his Savior doth appear.


HARVEY TURRILL
Died
Jan 9, 1867
AE 66.


HARRIET L
daughter of
Allen S &
Almira C Tuttle
died July 29, 1854
aged 8 mo
& 7 ds.


AUGUSTUS WHEATON
Died
Sep 4, 1851
AEt 77.


ANN
wife of
Augustus Wheaton
Died
Sep 11, 1861
AE 7I ys &7mo.


ABIEL WHITNEY
Died
Mar 5, 1877
AE 93.


FANNY M
wife of
Abiel Whitney
Died
May 12, 1879
AE 77


MARETTA
daughter of
Eli E &
Lucy A Wordin
Died
May 28, 1845
2 mo.


ZACHARIAH
son of
Eli E &
Lucy A Wordin
Died
Jan 13, 1850
AE 11 mo.


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