OLD BRIDGEWATER BURYING-PLACE
taken from the

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

HISTORY OF NEW MILFORD.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

Transcribed by Richard M. Clarke
of New Milford.


INSCRIPTIONS IN THE OLD BRIDGEWATER BURYING-PLACE

LUCY MATILDA 
Wife of 
Philo Babbitt 
May 27, 1825 
July 23, 1853 

REBECCA E 
Wife of 
William W Barnum 
Died 
May 4, 1874 
Aged 24 yrs 6 mo 
& 13 Ds. 

In 
Memory of 
ELIZABETH E 
Daughter of 
Wm & Mary E 
Barrowscale 
Who died 
Jan 31, 1850 
AE 1 yr 5 mo 20 D 






DELIA 
Wife of 
Horace Bartram 
Died 
Aug 29, 1847 
AE 32 


Died 
June 1, 1848 
BENJAMIN B BEACH in the 64 year 
Of his age 
Death leaves to friends a dear but vacant name 
Inscribed with sorrow on the marble page. 


CALEB BEACH 
Born 
March 26, 
1762 Died 
Dec 26, 1823 
His wife 
Clara 
Born 
Dec 19, 1769 
Died 
Jan 4, 1844 


Died 
Feb 16, 1831 
CHARLES B son 
Of Benjamin B 
& Rhoda Beach 
Aged 8 mo 
& 2 ds. 

In memory of 
MR DAVID BEACH 
Who died June 30, 1807 
In the 84th Year of his Age. 
My children and my friends Behold 
Beneath this stone my body is cold 
The grave's our home as you may see 
Prepare for death and follow me. 


In memory of 
EUNICE BEACH Daughter 
Of David & Ruth Beach 
Who died Dec 8th, 1805 
Aged 56 
Behold my tomb while I in silence sleep 
Prepare for death before it is too late. 


In 
Memory of 
NORMAN 
Son of Caleb & Clara 
Beach 
Who died Oct 4, 
1820 
aged 24 years. 


Died July 3, 1828 
POLLY BEACH wife of 
Benjamin B Beach 
In the 38 year of her age. 
Grief love and gratitude devote this stone 
To her whose virtues bless'd a husbands life 
When late in duties sphere she mildly shone 
As friend as sister, daughter, mother, wife. 


Died 
March 10, 1865 
RHODA 
Wife of 
Benjamin B Beach 
Aged 63 yrs 1 mo 
& 16 ds. 
The memory of the just is blessed. 


In memory of 
RUTH wife of 
David Beach 
Who died Dec 24, 1801 
In the 76th year 
Of her age. 
Weep not for me my offspring dear 
Weep for yourselves and for death prepare. 


MARY A 
Daughter of Albert & 
Philena Beach 
Died 
March 8, 1853 AE 34 
Tis finished the conflict is past 
The heaven born spirit is fled, 
Her wish is accomplished at last, 
And now she is entomb'd with the Dead 

Her months of affliction are oer 
Her days and nights of distress 
We see her anguish no more 
She's gained her happy release. 


ADDISON L BEARDSLEY 
Died 
Sep 30, 1864 
AE 59 


HARRIET wife of Addison L Beardsley 
Died 
June 1, 1877 
AE 70 


In 
memory of 
MOLLY wife of 
Timothy Beardslee 
Died April 28, 1820 
AEt 73 yrs. 


POLLY ANN 
Wife of 
Lemuel Beardsley 
Died 
Oct 16, 1863 
AE 82 


In 
memory of 
SARAH BEARDSLEE 
Daughter of 
Timothy & Molly Beardslee 
Who died 
March 3, 1824 
Aged 45 years. 


In 
Memory of 
TIMOTHY BEARDSLEE 
Who died 
March 3, 1824 
Aged 45 years. 


Sacred 
to the memory of 
MARY BEERS 
Wife of Phineas Beers 
Who died 
Aug 20, 1835 
Aged 77 years. 


Sacred to 
The memory of 
PHINEAS BEERS 
Who died 
Aug 20, 1835 
Aged 77 years. 


In 
Memory of 
NATHANIEL S BEERS 
Who died 
April 13th, 1843 
In the 57th year 
Of his age. 


In 
Memory of 
BLACHMAN JESUP 
Who died 
Jan 7, 1826 
In the 41 year 
Of his age. 


She's sleeping 
Our Baby 
Aged 3 months and 24 days. MAY 
Daughter of 
Eugene & 
Mary Boland 
Died 
March 6, 1876 


FREDERICK M BOLAND 
Died 
July 21, 1873 
Aged 67 years 
& 6 mos. 


FREDERICK A 
Son of 
Frederick M & 
Jacintha J Boland 
Died 
Sept 11, 1848 
AE 17 months. 


Our Brother 
MONTVILLE L BOLAND 
Died at St. Louis 
Jan 10, 1856 
AE 23 years & 1 mo. 
Cease ye mourners, cease to languish 
O'er the graves of those you love, 
Pain and death and night and anguish 
Enter not the world above. 


SARAH 
Wife of 
Daniel Booth 
Born 
Nov. 26, 1781 
Died 
Dec 20, 1855 


In 
Memory of 
EMILIA E 
Wife of 
Daniel L Booth 
Who died 
Aug 20, 1846 
In the 33 year 
Of her age. 


HENRY BOOTH 
Son of 
Daniel L & Emilia Booth 
Died 
Sept 5, 1845 
AE 26 days. 


SARAH I 
Daughter of 
Daniel & 
Sarah Booth 
Died 
May 30, 1853 
AE 35 yrs & 5 mo. 


DAVID BOSTWICK 
Died 
Mar 26, 1872 
AE 40 


In 
Memory of 
BUSHNELL H BOSTWICK 
who died 
Aug 8, 1825 
Aged 26 yrs. 


My Father 
JOHN R BOSTWICK 
Died 
March 26, 1872 
Aged 67 yrs. 


LAURA BOSTWICK 
Died 
Oct 30, 1857 
AE 63 


In memory of 
ELIZABETH ANN 
the Daughter 
of Mr Ezra and Elizabeth Bots 
ford Who Died 
August the 27, 
AD 1771 Aged five months. 


In 
Memory of 
SARAH ANN 
Daughter of 
Saml A & Rube 
Botsford 
Who died Sep 2 
1801 
ae 16 months. 


Stanley 
STANLEY BURR 
Son of 
John & 
Fanny A Beach 
Died 
July 9, 1858 
AE 8 yrs. 
THERE"S NO TEARS IN HEAVEN. 
Be calm dear parents stay thy grief 
Mourn not for me thy child is safe 
My Saviour called my time was o'er 
With him I live to die no more 
O little brothers serve the Lord 
Call on his name and read his word 
And then you'll meet your little friend 
Where happiness shall never end. 


CAROLINE R 
Wife of 
Daniel Bradshaw 
AE 28 yrs 
And 
LAURA CAROLINE 
Their only daughter 
AE 18 mo 
Both drowned in the 
Hudson River 
Sept 19, 1842 


In 
Memory of 
ELIJAH H CANFIELD 
Who died 
Sep 30, 1824 
Aged 29 years. 


In 
Memory of 
JEREMIAH CANFIELD 
Who died April 19, 1828 
In the 55 year 
of his age. 


In 
Memory of 
JOHN CANFIELD 
Who Died Feb 21st, 
1814 in the 55th Year 
of his age. 


POLLY 
Wife of 
Jeremiah Canfield 
Died 
Jan 21, 1849 
AE 78 


In Memory of 
MR LEMUEL CANFIELD 
Who departed this life 
Dec 25, 1804 in the 
61st year of his age. 
When this you see 
Prepare for death and follow me. 


In memory of 
PHEBE wife of 
John Canfield 
who died March 
3, 1801 in the 38 
year of her Age. 


In 
Memory of 
POLLY A 
wife of 
Lewis Bronson 
Who died 
Nov 1, 1849 
AE 34 y's & 8 mo. 
Friends nor physicians could not save 
This mortal body from the grave 
Nor can the grave retain it here 
When Christ our Saviour doth appear. 


PRISCILLA 
Wife of 
Elijah H Canfield 
Died 
Jan 7, 1848 
AE 59. 
Our Mother 
She taught us how to live 
She taught us how to die. 


In 
memory of 
SARAH wife of 
Lemuel Canfield who died 
Nov 17, 1838 
Aged 82. 


In 
memory of 
ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER 
Who died 
Sept 21, 1809 
In the 81st year 
of her age. 


My Mother 
MINERVA CLARK 
wife of 
John R Bostwick 
Died 
May 28, 1833 
Aged 32 yrs. 


MARY 
wife of 
George H Devean 
Died Feb 22, 1856 
AEt 52. 
Stop kind friends as you pass by 
As you are now so once was I 
As I am now so you must be 
Prepare for death and follow me. 


In memory of 
HARMON Son of 
Dr Jonathan and 
Mabal Downs 
who Died March 
the 8, 1784 in the 
1st year of his Age. 
Can you expect 
Your feeble Arms 
Shall make a strong 
Defence When Death 
With terrible Alar 
ms summons the 
prisoner hence. 


MITCHELL B 
Son of 
Harris & 
Maria Eames 
Died 
July 12, 1849 
Ae 6 ys 3 mo 
& 15 ds. 
His sufferings now are o'er 
His joys are just begun 
He suffered here on earth 
Jesus called him home. 


HENRY M 
son of 
William H 
& Ellen E Elliott 
Died 
Dec 18, 1858 
Aged 15 years 
& 8 mo. 


JAMES F EMMONS 
Died 
In East 
Bridgeport 
March 2, 1873 
AE 31. 
There is rest for the weary. 


In 
memory of 
ABRAHAM FAIRCHILD 
who died 
July 19, 1813 
in the 66 year 
of his age. 


CANFIELD FAIRCHILD 
Died 
Sep 17, 1837 
Aged 43 yrs. 


SUSAN C daughter of Canfield & 
Sarah Fairchild 
Died 
Aug 20, 1838 
Aged8 yrs & 4 mo. 


In memory of 
JOHN FENN 
who died Feb 18, 
1819 
ae 36 years. 


In 
memory of 
LOIS FENN 
who died 
Dec 28, 1810 
AE 17. 


In memory of 
JOSEPH FOGG 
who died 
Mar 5, 1838 
aged 38 
Behold my friends as you pass by 
As you are now so once was I 
As I am now so you must be 
Prepare for death and follow me. 


ALFRED HAMLIN 
Died 
Sep 11, 1851 
Aged 58. 


CHARLES 
son of 
Enoch W & 
Mary A Ford 
Died 
May 14, 1844 
aged 6 mos. 


MERIE R 
Daughter of 
Gershom W 
& Ruby French 
died of the small-pox 
Feb 6th, 1816 aged 
17. 


In memory of 
BETSEY FRENCH 
who died Oct 7, 
1819 
AE 30 years. 
She had faith in the 
Redeemer purchased 
By the blood of our 
Savior. 


In 
memory of 
OTHNIEL FRENCH 
who died June 30, 1832 
aged 27 years. 
Weep not for me tho' called to leave 
This world or sorrow & of pain 
But O: in heaven where none can grieve 
May we united ne'r part again 
Farwell to sorrow pain & grief 
In death my soul shall find relief. 


In 
Memory of 
LEWIS FROST 
Who died 
Dec 14, 1846 
in the 67 yr 
of his age. 


Frost monument. 
LEWIS R FROST 
Died 
Feb 10, 1879 
AE 65 yr 
& 8mos. 
SYLVIA BEERS 
His wife 
JAMES ELMER 
son of Lewis and Apphia Frost 
died 
March 29, 1926 
Aged 20 years. 
MARIETT 
Wife of 
Orange Frost 
Died 
June 14, 1866 
AE 48 
Even so them also which sleep in Jesus 
Will God bring with him. 


In 
Memory of 
ISAAC GILBERT 
Son of Harris & 
Maria Eames 
who died 
April 28, 1845 
Aged 6 yrs 4 mo 
& 17 ds. 
Dear Parents mourn not 
with deep sadness 
But O look serenly above 
Till you meet in a Heaven 
of gladness 
Your Gilbert the child 
of your love. 
WILLIAM GILLITT 
Died 
Dec 21, 1843 
AE 83 yrs. 
Also 
Anna his wife 
Died Oct 27, 1843 
AE 82 yrs. 
Their weeping friends while o'er the sacred dust 
Revere the memory of the good, the just. 
Their worth their virtues will forever bloom 
While their pure spirits live beyond the tomb. 


WILLIAM GILLITT JR 
Died Nov 8, 1831 
AE 36. 


ARNOLD GLOVER 
Died 
Dec 9, 1878 
AE 86. 


CYRUS B GLOVER 
Died 
Nov 8, 1829 
ae 45. 
ABBY 
His wife 
Died April 25, 
1869 
ae 71. 


MATILDA 
wife of 
Arnold Glover 
Died Jan 8, 1859 
AE 57. 


[child of William and Abby Glover] 
NELSON 
Their infant son 
Died Nov 14, 1832 
Aged 8 mo. 


DAVID 
Son of 
Martin & Rhoda 
Goldsmith 
Died 
May 23, 1837 
Aged 1 year 8 
mo & 4 days. 


MARTIN GOLDSMITH 
Died 
Mar 21, 1861 
ae 61. 


RHODA 
Wife of 
Martin Goldsmith 
Died 
Jan 17, 1876 
ae 73. 

In 
memory of 
DANIEL GORHAM 
who died June 25, 
1836 
in the 85 year 
of her age. 
DANIEL GORHAM 
Died 
Nov 2, 1869 
AE 85. 


In 
memory of 
DANIEL L GORHAM 
Son of Hiram & 
Hannah Gorham 
who died Oct 4, 
1818 
AEt 1 year. 


MARY 
Wife of 
Daniel Gorham 
Died 
July 27, 1873 
AE 85. 


HIRAM GORHAM 
Died 
July 31, 1826 
In his 31 year. 
Also 
Hannah 
His wife 
Died Jan 10, 1828 
In her 31 year. 


HIRAM E 
Son of Isaac & 
Olive Gorham 
Died 
Sept 21, 1846 
Aged 4 yrs 
& 6 ds. 
Happy are they that 
die in the Lord. 


MARY 
wife of 
Daniel Gorham 
Died 
July 27, 1873 
AE 85. 


In 
Memory of 
MARY wife of 
Daniel Gorham 
who Died Jany 31, 1817 
Aged 61 years. 
Her friends have reason to believe 
That she obtained hope of future 
bliss. 


In memory of 
PHINEAS GORHAM 
who died 
Feb 2, 1842 
aged 84 years. 
As a soldier of the Revolution he no 
bly served his country & lived to see & 
for a time enjoy, what he so much 
desired & what he struggled hard to 
gain the independence of our nation. 


In 
memory of 
RACHEL wife of 
Phineas Gorham 
who died 
Sept 6, 1816 
At 65. 


CHARLES GREGORY 
Died 
June 4, 1871 
AE 46. 


JOHN GUNN 
Died 
May 26, 1859 
Aged 36 yrs 
& 6 Mo. 
Blessed are the dead 
which die in the Lord. 


In 
memory of 
JULIA ANN


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