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Gravestone inscriptions of Fairfield VT cemeteries prior to 1851.

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Re: Gravestone inscriptions of Fairfield VT cemeteries prior to 1851.

Posted: 1 Jun 2005 4:04AM GMT
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Edited: 15 Jul 2013 9:59PM GMT
Sorry Don't know how I missed your message but did. Do have a bit on one family by this name - hopefully yours.

Inscriptions from Fairfield VT Cemeteries pre 1851 as printed in “Some Early Records of Fairfield, VT” Gilbert Doane, pub Aug. 16, 1938 by the 150th Anniversary Committee

The Village Cemetery behind the Trinity Church is known as the Episcopal Cemetery

pg 55

Wooster, Rev. Benjamin, d. Feb. 18 1840, age 77 yrs [Episcopal]
[Additional notes from Vermont Historical Gazeteer, Part 2, pp 193-196: Rev. Benj. was born at Waterbury, CT October 29, 1762- died at his home in Fairfield, VT; served in Rev. War at the early age of 14 under his grd uncle Gen. Wooster and in the Jerseys under Washington, served 4 yrs and returned to care for his mother; entered Yale in 1788 and later studied theology under Rev Jonathan Edwards of New Haven. After becoming a minister he was persuaded to accompany Rev Mills of Torrington, CT to northern VT as an assistant. ..He married first Sarah d/o of Captain Israel Harris of E. Rutland, in 1796; they had 11 children and she survived 7 of them, and died in 1824. In 1825 he married Sally Cooper of Sheldon; Rev. Benj. Was tall and had blue eyes and fair complexion. He was survived by only three children: Sarah, w/o Hon Hanson Northrop; Benjamin Horn Wooster of Swanton, “his only son”, Charlotte, w/o of Mr Comstock of Shelburn.]
Benjamin Harris, s/o Rev Benjamin & Mrs Sarah, d. 12 Mar. 1810 age 12 [Episcopal]
Betsey, d/o Rev. Benj. & Mrs Sarah, d. 10 Apr 1808, a 2 yrs [Episcopal]
Chloe Harris, d/o Rev Benj. & Mrs Sarah, d. 10 Mar 1813, a 4 yrs [Episcopal]
Eliza, d/o B. & S., d. 4 April 1808 a. 4 yrs [Episcopal]
Mills, s/o B. & S. d. 14, Jan 1806 a 3 mos. [Episcopal]
Sarah, w/o Benjamin d. 19 Oct. 1824 a 51 yrs [Episcopal]
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