Archive for February, 2012

The Walker Graveyard

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Sunday Picnic in the Cemeteries”

by Howland Atwood

Carleton Eastman’s first wife was Cyrena Walker.  Carleton Eastman’s second wife was Ann Henderson, who came from New York State and was supposed to be of Dutch descent.  Carleton Eastman died in 1859 and Mrs. Ann Eastman later married Elihu H. Pitkin.  Their daughter, Lucy M. Eastman, who married Charles Carter was Nellie Murphy’s mother and great grandmother of Priscilla Atwood.  Lucy Eastman Carter is buried beside her mother.  The Pitkins had two younger daughters, Mrs. Lottie Dunbar and Mrs. Hattie Cavanaugh and a son Sid Pitkin. The Pitkins lived in a house later owned successively by Mary Perkins, Raymond and Alice Burke and Arthur James.

James Hyland, whose two young children are buried here, lived in Hartland Four Corners in a house that stood on the east end of the garden spot, just south of the barn that burned down recently on the Skunk Hollow Tavern property.  James Hyland once had a blacksmith shop near the site of the present Universalist Society, Mr. Hyland may have had the Varney blacksmith shop built.  Mr. Hyland’s daughter, Calista, married H. B. Watriss and is said to have been given their house as a wedding present.  Her granddaughter, Blanche (Leonard) Bagley sold the place to Chester Smith many years later.

Isaac Sargent came to Hartland from Ware, N. H. in 1792, locating upon the farm now owned by his grandson, Isaac N.  The house the latter occupied was built during that year.  The house was taken down in the 1940’s and a house built from the materials in the Bates District by Mr. Winans.  It was beyond Craig’s.

John Barrell was the ancestor of the Barrell families in Hartland.

James Walker came to this town from Massachusetts, in 1781, locating upon the farm now owned by his great-grandsons, J. and S.S. Walker.  The old frame house used by N. F. English as a machine shop was built by James Jr. in 1800.  This farm was owned in the 1930’s by Eldridge Davis and later owned by Audrey Collins.

Elnathan Walker used to manufacture spinning wheels.

Gardner Marcy is said to have lived in the large house in Fieldsville that is now surrounded by the outside storage of materials and that is opposite the Frank French house that is falling down.  Maxwell Evarts is said to have obtained a rare fireplace mantel from the Marcy house for his large new house on Juniper Hill in Windsor.  This Marcy house may have been used as an inn in the days when the mineral water from the place across the road (Frank French’s) was sold and used for its supposed curative properties.  Delia Field said that some of the rooms still had room numbers painted over the doors when her family lived there.  The well was dug deeper to obtain still more water but in the process the mineral vein or content was lost.  John Field is said to have lived in the Frank French house and his son, Wardner L. Field, lived across the road in the Gardner March house.  His wife was Lydia Jennie Weston, a direct descendant of Myles Standish and had an ancient pitcher brought over on the Mayflower.  It has been handed down from generation to generation to a daughter named Lydia.  But Mrs. Fields didn’t like the name Lydia and didn’t give the name to either of her two daughters.  So after her lifetime the pitcher would revert to another line of Standish descendants who did have a daughter named Lydia.  Mrs. Field always went by the name Jennie Field or L. Jennie Field and latter form appears on her gravestone.  The Standish pitcher was in Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts for a number of years.  One year, about 1930 and near Thanksgiving time, Della Field brought over to the Four Corners school, then next door to the Fields’ home, newspaper clippings and a picture of the pitcher to show to the school children.

Mrs. Field’s sister, Mary Weston, who lived in Massachusetts, withdrew the pitcher from Pilgrim Hall many years ago.  Its present whereabouts is unknown.

The Fields had three children, a son, Warren, who never married, Estella who married Elisha Flower and Adella, who in later life became the second wife of Leon Ayers.  In the 1920’s Mrs. Field, Warren, and Della moved to the house at the Four Corners, presently owned by the McLeans.

Curiously, Mr. John Harding is not mentioned in either the Windsor County Gazetteer or the Windsor County History which supplied some of the above information about the Walkers and Sargents.  Dr. John Harding, Sr. lived in Charlotte Gilbert’s house.  Dr. John Harding, Jr. lived at the Four Corners.  He built the house now owned by Mrs. Keffer.  It was build in 1827, not 1820 as a later owner arbitrarily decided and placed the date on the front side of the house.  The six Willard brothers of Mrs. Harding, skilled brick masons, did the work.  Their excellent workmanship is just as evident to this day.  While the house was being built the Hardings lived in the Clifford Coombs house (later Spencer’s) at the foot of Town Farm Hill.  Dr. Harding’s office was in the west end of the frame ell that extends westerly from the main house.  Beyond the office in the end of the ell were open sheds for the storage of carriages and farm equipment.  The sheds continued around the corner of the barn. These open sheds were removed by Mr. Parkes.  Mr and Mrs. James B. Miller occupied Dr. Harding’s office area after they moved down from their farm to the Four Corners to take over the Post Office and they lived at the Harding place until the property was purchased by J. C. Parkes.  The Post Office was then in the east end of the Ladies Aid Hall.  The Millers brought down to the Post Office a long narrow wall cabinet of small drawers from Dr. Harding’s former office.  Each drawer was about 8 x 10 inches and there was a single row of them in a framework.  The knobs were of metal and were fluted.  The drawer fronts had been painted to resemble natural wood graining. They probably originally contained medicines and pills.  The drawers probably remained there until later years when the ground floor of this building was completely changed and renovated into a garage of heavy equipment by Leslie Lyman.  Dr. Harding made a lot of his own medicines and raised herbs for this purpose in the garden south of his house.  Nancy Darling wrote that “Dr. Harding, Sr., a prominent and revered physician lived twenty five years in Hartland.  He had three sons who were physicians, one of them D. John Harding, Jr. continued his father’s work.” in Hartland.  Dr. Hardings’ saddle bags containing hand blown medicine bottles are in the Hartland Historical Society room.  Which Dr. Harding used them is uncertain, perhaps both did.  Analdo English said that Dr. John Harding had a big grape arbor and mulberry trees in the lot on the south side of the house — beyond the driveway.  He raised silkworms, bees and herbs.  He used to put a beehive between his legs and take the bees off a grapevine with his hands with no protection whatsoever.  He always moved very cautiously when handling bees, being careful not to excite them and in this way handled bees easily.  John Harding III had a marble shop for the manufacture of gravestones in a building that stood between the Lobdell store and the Mills Billings blacksmith shop (Gene Driscoll’s home) building.  A France frenchman, Joe Hodet, carved the little lambs and other designs.  The marble shop building was later moved up on High Street by ox teams to become the house where Photographer Brousseau now lives.  During Millard White’s ownership this house was renovated and enlarged to its present form.

A government marker for Ichabod Hatch was placed perhaps after Mr. Byron Ruggles compiled his record of the gravestones, which he did about 1907.  Icabod Hatch, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, was the ancestor of Arthur Hatch and Lillian Marcotte.

Frank Sargent was the last of the Sargent family to live on the Sargent farm before it was acquired by Allen Britton.

At present, no information is known about the other persons buried in this small cemetery, other than what is recorded on their gravestones.  There are graves marked only by rough field stones and probably some of the graves were not marked at all.  Probably most of the people lived in nearby houses.  The Hartland land records may reveal some information, but some may not have owned land.  Therefore any type of record at all is very important and should never be destroyed — school district records, merchant’s account books, family papers, newspapers, old letters, etc., for such may contain the only record of some former resident, even though but mere mention of a name.

The Windsor County Gazetteer on page 144 states that “Capt. Caleb Hendricks, from Massachusetts, was among the earliest settlers.  He located with his father, upon the farm now owned by J. and S. S. Walker.  They brought with them two slaves, Caesar Brockey and his brother and located them upon the piece of land adjoining the farm.  A rough stone now marks the colored men’s graves and the spot where stood their cabin.”  This farm on which the Hendricks settled may have been the one on Hendricks Hill, recently the Erroll Rice place, one time home of Veterinarian George D. Wood.  This farm land extended over towards Lull brook.  The Brockey cabin was in this area, once pasture land, now densely forested.  Whether the Hendricks were buried in the Walker Graveyard or not is not known.

Grave and Gravestone Move Notes

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

From the 1984 Hartland Village Cemetery directory by H. Atwood, beginning on page 65 of the manuscript.  Page references are to this document, which can be viewed at the Hartland Historical Society library.

There are at least fourteen people whose death date on their gravestone occurred before the Hartland Village Cemetery was established — after 24 February 1834, that is. See deed on page 67 and others that follow.

Some of these person's names and dates were placed on large family monuments
by their descendants.  Some have brought their ancestor's original gravestones
from older cemeteries in town to this new cemetery.   The remains of some people
were re-buried in the Hartland Village Cemetery, others were not.
Charles E. Colston lot, page 28:
Sukey, wife of Charles E. Colston, died Dec. 20, 1828, aged 44, also her
        daughter Manerva, aged 2 years.
Josiah Brown, died March 7, 1827, aged 25. His widow, Lucy Bagley, later
        married Charles E. Colston.
Lucina C., daughter of Josiah and Lucy Brown, died April 1, 1828, aged 9 months.
        (The original burial place of the above persons is unknown.)
W. S. Crooker lot, page 12:
Barker Crooker, died Dec. 30, 1825, aged [blank]
        Barker Crooker, his wife Deborah, William S. Crooker's wife, Paulina (Paul)
        Crooker and their daughter Eliza were originally buried in the Center of
        Town cemetery.  See note on page 12.
Benjamin F. Gates lot, page 43:
Catherine L. Gates 1832-1833
John Nelson Gates, M.D. died August. 12, 1827, aged 27.
Elizabeth, daughter of Zelotes & Margaret Gates, died Aug. 12, 1822, aged 21.
Zelotes Gates, died March 19, 1823, aged 67.
        The Gates family members were buried in a private cemetary on the Gates--
        Spear homestead in the Weed district, which is still owned by descendants.
        Many years ago their gravestones and bodies were removed to the Hartland
        Village Cemetery, according to their descendant, Stanley Gates Spear. (His
        brother Ernest A. Spear was an undertaker in Woodstock, Vt.) The removal
        must have taken place before 1907 because these and other members of the
        Gates family are recorded as being in the Hartland Village cemetery by Byron
        P. Ruggles in 1907.
James Hyland lot, page 26:
Children:
        William L. Hyland, died March 8, 1819, aged 1 year, 7 months.
        John B. Hyland, died Feb. 13, 1824, aged 1 year, 8 months. He has a
        gravestone in the Walker Cemetery, near Charlotte Gilbert's late home, and
        Helen T. Hyland, John's sister also has a gravestone there.  She died Sept.
        22, 1835, aged 3 months.
Buckley Marcy lot, page 8:
Mary Hadlock Marcy, wife of Buckley Marcy, died Dec. 24, 1834, age 34. Was
        she one of the first burials in this new cemetery?  She was buried at first
        in the Walker cemetery.  Her gravestone is still there, badly broken and lies
        flat on the ground.  Its record is barely legible. [The stone was repaired and
         was standing as of 2011.]
George Merrill - Joseph C. Bates lot, page 27:
        "In Memory of Mr. Jofeph Bates, who died Augt 27th 1789 in the 68th year
        of his age." His former place of burial is unknown.
--- End of page 65 ---
--- Begin page 66 ---
James N. Willard lot, page 26:
Children:
        Eluthera Willard, died May 13, 1823, aged 8 weeks
        Louisa Maria Willard, died Sept. 9, aged 1 yr, 4 months
William Short lot, page 18:
Charles H. Young, died Dec. 17, 1867, aged 28 years, 19 months.  Although he
        died some 33 years after the cemetery was established, he is included in
        this list because he was also buried elsewhere.  At first in the Center
        of Town cemetery and later re-buried in the Hartland Village Cemetery.
        He was listed in the "Middle of Town Cemetery" on July 30, 1907, but
        was not listed by B. P. Ruggles in Aug. 1907 in the Hartland Village
        Cemetery, so his re-burial must have taken place later on.  His gravestone
        is no longer at the Center of Town cemetery.
Removing bodies to another location or even entire cemeteries is not so
unusual, but usually requires an eminent domain determination.
Not so many years ago, Dartmouth College wished to expand their campus by
taking over adjacent land occupied by a very old cemetery in Hanover, N.H.
The villagers overwhelmingly opposed the idea and nothing has yet been done
as far as is presently known.  Many of the town's earliest settlers are buried
there, including Eleazer Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College.
One of the largest projects of this sort occurred in central Massachusetts.
In the town of Were, on a side road is access to the "dam of the Quabbin
Reservoir, constructed (1937) in the Swift River valley" in order to increase
the water supply for the city of Boston.  "The towns of Enfield, Greenwich
and Prescott" (including North Dana) "were inundated" entirely.  All of the
bodies in a number of cemeteries had to be removed.  A drive through the area
(the roads still remained) revealed only cellarholes where houses had been.
Almost spooky in the day time.  All of the forests were lumbered off.  Here is
an example of where "clear cutting" is excusable and necessary.  What couldn't
be used for lumber was probably burned on the spot.
"The reservoir has 177 miles of shore line, surrounding 39 square miles, with
a maximum depth of 150 feet and a storage capacity of 415 billion gallons. The
water will flow by gravity into Wachusetts Reservoir through Quabbin aqueduct,
a 24.6 mile tunnel through solid rock."
About a mile away from the reservoir is "the Quabin Park Cemetery established
by the commonwealth for the bodies disinterred when the Quabbin Reservoir
was build."
There probably wasn't much to remove of bodies buried as long as 200 years
at the most.  About the best they could do with the oldest graves was to take
some of the earth at the level where the body was supposed to be and put it in
a new coffin.
The references enclosed by quotation marks are from the Massachusetts Guide
(1937), page 526.
--- End of page 66 ---
--- Begin page 66-A ---
Vermont Journal April 26, 1884, Hartland News by Gilbert Thayer:
The remains of deceased members of the C.H. Rodgers family, two in number,
were removed from the old Weed burying ground to a recently purchased lot in
Hartland Village Cemetery. (Gravestones not noted in either Weed or the
Village cemetery. The Rodgers lot is recorded on page 3.)
Vermont Journal, April 26, 1884, Hartland News:
The remains of deceased members of the Weed family, four in number, were
removed on Tuesday from the old Weed burying ground to a recently
purchased lot in Hartland Village Cemetery.
See page 17:
Of twelve persons buried i the Weed family lot in Hartland Village Cemetery,
Miss Abbie Green Weed (1849-1884), who died February 10th, may have been the
first member of her family to be buried there.  Seven others died after 1884.
The four remaining were Abigail (Green) Weed (1788-1878); Asa Weed (1821-1862);
Asa Weed (1792-1847); Eva Nannie (1860-1864); and Nathaniel Weed (1821-1862).
They were the ones bought down from the Weed cemetery to be re-buried in the
Hartland Village Cemetery.  Only about six persons surnamed Weed have
gravestones in the Weed cemetery, viz:
Nathaniel Weed (1742-1818); Rhoda Weed (1747-1816); Miss Lois Weed (1778-1803);
Mr. Jacob Weed (1771-1820); Moses Weed (1782-1840); Jacob C. Weed (1820-1824).
No gravestone was found for Catherine, wife of Moses Weed, nor was there one
recorded by Mr. Ruggles in August 1907.
Jerry Green Hadley was buried in the Elisha Gallup cemetery on Weed Hill in
1864 and his gravestone was recorded there August 3rd 1907 by Byron P.
Ruggles.  After his wife Hannah A. Gallup died Nov. 22, 1907, Jerry's body
was brought down to the Hartland Village cemetery and other members of his
family who died after 1907 are buried there.  See pages 45 & 46 of the
Hartland Village Cemetery record.
--- End of page 66-A ---

Byron P. Ruggles

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

From the 1984 survey of Hartland Village Cemetery by Howland F. Atwood, pg 64.

Byron P. Ruggles is buried in the Ascutney Street Cemetery in Windsor, VT.

  • Byron P. Ruggles, born Roxbury, VT. 1837, died in Hartland, VT. 1917.
  • Abbie M. Campbell, his wife, born Roxbury 1828, died in Hartland 1913.

Mr. Ruggles surveyed most of Hartland’s cemeteries in 1906-1907. Many of the graves in that survey were not found in 1984 when Mr. Atwood surveyed them, and many more from 1984 are no longer legible. So the work by Mr. Ruggles is the only record of many buried in Hartland.

byron-ruggles

Howland F. Atwood Obituary

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

CHANDLER, N.C. - Howland F. Atwood passed away July 29, 2010 at the age of 91.

He was born in West Windsor, VT on September 14, 1918, the son of Clarence and Marjorie Atwood.

He went to primary school in Hartland, VT. He graduated from Vermont Academy in Saxon River, VT. He took a two-year program in horticulture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received a diploma in 1938. In June 2006, 68 years later, he finally received his Associate of Science degree.

On September 6, 1942 he married his childhood sweetheart, Priscilla M. Murphy.  He resided at various times in Vermont, California, Florida, Maine, Connecticut, and retired in Hendersonville, NC.

In Hartland he established one of the first privately owned nurseries in central Vermont. His knowledge about plants earned him a highly respected reputation throughout the state, and he could tell you the technical name of most plants from memory. He worked as a gardener at several large estates in Vermont and also at Huntington Library Cactus Garden and Descanso Gardens in southern California. On two occasions he owned a dairy farm in Hartland.  He worked for machine shops in Vermont and California as a tool and die maker, and as the Head of Housekeeping Departments for hospitals in California, Maine, and Connecticut.

As a young teenager he cataloged all of the family cemeteries located in the Hartland town ship. He spent over 70 years doing genealogy research. He wrote magazine articles for Better Homes and Gardens. He was an active member of the Pilgrim John Howland Society. He was active in several historical societies in Vermont, Connecticut, and North Carolina.

Howland is survived by five sons, Gary Atwood of Burien, WA;  Ehrick Atwood of Candler, NC; Mark Atwood of Calhoun, GA; Thomas Atwood of Wilder, VT; Dana Attwood of Bullhead City, AZ; one daughter, Allison Horton of Yucaipa, CA; two sisters Priscilla J. Knox of Gainesville, FL; Marjorie Shaw of Lake City, FL; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla M. Atwood in 2005; and one brother, Deane F. Atwood in 1999.

Originally published in The Vermont Standard, August 12, 2010.

Oliver Tucker Cushman

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

From The story of Dartmouth By Wilder Dwight Quint:

Oliver Tucker Cushman, ‘63, enlisted in his junior year in the First Vermont Cavalry. From sergeant to second lieutenant, to first lieutenant, to captain, he made his way. Terribly wounded in the face while charging with General Farnsworth at Gettysburg, he returned to Hanover, but could not rest content. He rejoined his regiment in October and then, its term of enlistment having expired, he re-enlisted and kept on fighting. His hour of fate came at Hawes’ Shop near Richmond, June 3, 1864, just as he was about to receive his commission as major. Of him said General William Wells: “He was not only one of our bravest, but also one of our best men, and had he lived would have obtained a high rank in the army. His company was devotedly attached to him, and his superiors in command, as well as all his associates, bear witness to his high character as a soldier and a man.”.

From Biographical sketches of the class of 1863, Dartmouth College by John Scales, Dartmouth College. Class of 1863:

CAPTAIN OLIVER TUCKER CUSHMAN, son of Clark and Abigail (Tucker) Cushman, was born at Hartland, Vt., May 5, 1841. His father was a farmer and sent his son to Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., where he fitted for college and entered Dartmouth in 1859, and remained till the Civil War began in 1861; soon after this he left to join a company of Vermont Cavalry, in which he was appointed Sergeant. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant April 10, 1862; to First Lieutenant February 1, 1863; to Captain March 7, 1863, and remained one of the most daring, the most skillful, and the most successful company cavalry commanders in the Union Army. There was nothing he would not dare to undertake in the way of a raid or a charge upon the ranks of the enemy. On July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, he was dangerously wounded in his face and taken prisoner. As soon as he was released he returned to Hanover and placed himself under the care of Dr. Dixi Crosby, where he remained several weeks, till he was able to return to active service in the army, in October, 1863.

On pages 394-5-6 of the “Century History of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War,” Vol. 3, is a map and fine description of what Captain Cushman passed through on that terrible day, riding two miles inside of the Confederate lines and capturing a large number of prisoners. He wore a white duck “fighting jacket” trimmed with yellow braid. A fellow officer suggested that he was dressed too conspicuously for a mark for the enemy; he answered, “A lady sent this to me, and said it was made with her own hands, and no rebel bullet could pierce it. It may be a good day to try magic mail.” He tried and the “magic mail” was not pierced, but his face was, most horribly. Before entering upon the last grand charge, in which his superior officer, General Farnsworth, was killed and he was wounded and taken prisoner, he threw a silk handkerchief over his cap, pinning it to the visor, and this he wore into the ranks of the enemy in that grand and terrific charge on the 4th Alabama, and later on the 15th Alabama, where he fell at General Farnsworth’s side, and, though terribly wounded in the face, fought with his revolver until he fainted. He was a notably handsome officer, and the Confederates mistook him for the Commanding General. Captain Cushman lay insensible and apparently dead until the next day, when he revived, and soon after returned to Hanover, N. H.

The term of his enlistment having expired in November, 1863, he re-enlisted and was granted ninety day’s furlough, which he passed at his home in Vermont. In March, 1864, he returned to his command. During the battles of the Wilderness he commanded a battalion and was brilliantly daring during that bloody campaign. His classmate, Prof. E. D. Woodbury, who was in that campaign and under Cushman’s immediate command, said at our class meeting in Hanover, June 23, 1903, that Captain Cushman was perfectly fearless, and, in fact, seemed to court death on the battlefield, not caring to survive the war with such a disfigured face as he had. He was killed at “Hawes’ Shop”, near Richmond, June 3, 1864. A Major’s commission was ready for him at Vermont, but it came too late. General William Wells of the Vermont Cavalry said of him: “He was not only one of our bravest, but also one of our best men, and, had he lived, he would have obtained high rank, in the army. His company was devotedly attached to him, and his superiors in command, as well as his associates, bear witness to his character as a soldier and a man.”

English-Livermore Papers, 1796-1907
MSA 190-191

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The Vermont Historical Society (Montpelier, VT 05609-0901) has an extensive collection of material related to Eli English (1789-1852) and his son Nathan F. English (1822-1902) and his son-in-law Benjain Livermore (1829-1871). A complete description and inventory is available at their website. Here is the summary at the beginning of their document.

The English-Livermore collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of Eli English (1789-1852), of Norwich, Vermont, Eli’s son, Nathan Frederick English (1822-1902), and Eli’s son-in-law, Benjamin Livermore (1829-1871), both of Hartland, Vermont.

Nathan Frederick English, known as Frederick or Fred, was a machinist, model maker, and inventor. Many of the letters, legal papers and accounts relate to Frederick English’s inventions, as well as those of his partner and brother-in-law, Benjamin Livermore. The collection also includes in letters exchanged between Frederick and his wife, Emily Livermore English (b. 1825), as well as other family correspondence.

The papers are shelved in two flip-top archival boxes and occupy one linear feet of shelf space. The papers are part of the Harold G. Rugg manuscript collection and were housed in Doc. 87 before they were reprocessed in 1998.

A handwritten note in the collection indicates that Mr. Rugg acquired the papers from the estate of Ernest A. English, son of Nathan F. English. Ernest English died in Hartland, Vermont, in 1939.

Note: we also have a copy of this document on our server.

The Marcy Tomb

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

This entry is from the 1984 Hartland Village Cemetery survey by H. Attwood.

Although the Marcy tomb is not in the Hartland Village Cemetery, it is located in the western part of the village, behind the A.A. Martin house (Ellis 1991).

However, it seems appropriate to include its record here, because it, too, is within the parameter of Hartland Village, or Hartland Three Corners.

These facts were told to the compiler about 1940 by Mrs. Kimball R. Perry and her daughter Blanche, who were living on the Joseph Marcy farm, more recently owned by their son and brother Russ Perry. (Mrs. K. R. Perry died in 1942).

Joseph Marcy was the great grandfather of Mrs. Charity Hodges Leonard Perry. Joseph Marcy had the tomb built because of the danger of grave robberies at that time.

Internments in the Marcy Tomb in Hartland Village:

  • Joseph Marcy, Sr. (1758-1838) (Rev War Soldier)
  • Mary (Cole) Marcy, his wife (____ - 1854)
  • Joseph Marcy, Jr. (1800-1878)
  • Charity H. L. Marcy, his wife (1801-1863)
  • Thomas T. Marcy, son of Joseph, Jr. (1831-1881)
  • Andrew C. Marcy, son of Joseph, Jr. (1841-1887)
  • Fred Marcy, son of Joseph, Jr.
  • Edgar Marcy, son of Joseph, Jr.
  • Sylvester Marcy, son of Joseph, Sr. (1799-1840)

(Dr. Sylvester Marcy, died Oct. 13, 1840 of Typhus fever, according to a letter from Daniel Ashley to Mrs. Celia B. Page. See Sumner manuscript, page 5171).

George S. Marcy and his sister Mary (Marcy) Leonard were entombed there but were afterwards removed to the Hartland Village Cemetery. (They were the children of Joseph Marcy, Jr.)

A Walker boy is in the tomb, as his farther asked permission to place his body there, planning to remove him later, but he never did.

There are two rooms in the tomb — the outer one is where the Walker boy was placed — the others (Marcys) are in the inner room. The interior has been whitewashed throughout and new coffins have been made to replace the old ones. Frank Marcy Leonard helped do this work and one of the Marcys. This work must have been done some time before Frank Leonard died int 1937 at the age of 83. He was the grandson of Joseph Marcy, Jr.

Thomas Tisdell Marcy (1831-1881), who died unmarried was the greatest Bible student and authority on the Bible in this region. After he died, the family Bible, which he read a great deal, was carefully wrapped up in a cloth and placed beneath his head in his coffin, which was placed in the Marcy tomb.

Mrs. Perry was named for her grandmother, Charity Hodges Leonard, wife of Joseph Marcy, Jr. Mrs. Perry’s parents were George Sylvester Marcy and Adeline Augusta (Carey) Marcy.

Two children of Doctor Marcy died August. 18 and 19 1801, but these were children of Doct. Stephen Marcy of a different family. Dr. Sylvester Marcy never married. Dr. Stephen was a brother of Joseph Marcy, Sr.