Sunday, September 25, 2011

Small Cemetery, Dedicated to Those Who Served in the Revolutionary War

This very small cemetery is located in Groton, Connecticut, on Pleasant Valley Road North. It is well-tended, although I have never seen anyone caring for the cemetery. Most of the stones are damaged by time, making the inscriptions difficult to read.





Below are two of the stones which are in reasonably good condition.


"Revolutionary
War
William Forsyth
Capt. Wm. Latham's Co.
Col. Wm. Ledyard's Regt
Died Nov 6, 1843
AE  82"


"Revolutionary
War
William Wood
8th Regt. Militia
Capt. Jos. Gallub's Co.
Died Nov. 2, 1800
AE  50"

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8 comments:

DeeBee L. said...

I love visiting cemeteries, i don't find them sad or scary, they just tell people's stories...stories from the grave...It's amazing that there's always someone caring for these places but you never see them!
A very nice post Margaret!

Joyful said...

It looks like a very interesting cemetery to visit. Nice pictures too.

Irina said...

I try to walk far from cemeteries. But they are part of life so very much. Great photos.

Elisa said...

Remarquable place!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa

JM said...

I am always amazed at this cemeteries in the middle of 'nowhere', so different from ours.

Firefly said...

I just love exploring these type of old cemeteries. I keep on returing to those here in my home town and when I am away on holiday I just can't stay out of them either. There is always something interesting, as story or a nice stone to discover.

Melody said...

I just love visiting old cemetaries. Your pictures are great.

Jeanie Anderson said...

My daughter lives around the corner from there. I just went and took pictures. My favorite was the one for Capt. Samuel Allyn. Next time we visit I hope to visit more cemeteries in Groton.