Thursday, April 28, 2011

Last Connecticut Tombstone

The last tombstone we had on our list to locate was for my 6th great-grandparent Benjamin Burt (1680-1759). He was the one involved in the Deerfield, Mass. raid of 1704. The cemetery was the Titicus or Olde Town Graveyard, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT. We located the cemetery easily enough using the GPS. This was a huge cemetery and was actually made up of about 4 different cemeteries. We did find the old section but it was a rainy day and the tombstones in that section were a dull reddish brown colour to start with and they were wet so we did not actually find the stone we were looking for. We will have to return at a later date. The cemetery GPS reading is Lat. N 41.29200 W -73.50200.

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