According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “Six+ Revolutionary War veterans buried here; destroyed in 1880 when a new bridge was built here, now marked by a monument. The following prominent people are buried here:Blanchard, William (1750-1836) – Revolutionary War.Hall, Enoch (1735-1807) – Revolutionary War.Knapp, Abraham (1739-1809) – Revolutionary War.Uttley, William (0-0) – Revolutionary War.Wales,Continue reading “Burying Yard Point Memorial”
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Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!
State Historic Marker Inscription: “This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one large room, heated by aContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin: In Same Family for ~150 YEARS!!”
Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard
From the storyboard: “Jedediah Hyde, Jr. (1761-1824) surveyed the Grand Isle area with his father after the American Revolution. In 1783 he built his cabin near here. Settling in Grand Isle permanently about 1787, he and his wife Betsey raised their ten children in this cabin. It was subsequently owned and occupied by members ofContinue reading “Hyde Log Cabin Storyboard”
West New Haven Cemetery: Well Maintained!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, this cemetery was first used in 1803 and it contains over 300 graves. From New Haven, Vermont government site: “West Cemetery is located on Field Days Road This cemetery is rarely used any more and contains numerous paupers graves from earlier years. The Town now maintains the cemetery.”-https://www.newhavenvt.com/index.asp?SEC=FF76E67E-A17F-4E15-A4D9-3AF9197F1B54&DE=6609ED74-B756-4E44-BCF1-C24D443D4169&Type=B_BASIC
Salisbury Veterans’ Park
The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.
Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”
Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery
The featured image is of a completely snapped at the joints grave monument. Rather than offer the standard cemetery “pose”, if you will, I thought I’d give you a photo of a totally broken grave monument Google does not recognize this cemetery. That’s a pity. I hadn’t tried to use Google Maps because a friendContinue reading “Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery”
Greens Corners Cemetery
The first burial was in 1810 and the cemetery contains over 350 graves. The cemetery sits beside a “rail trail”. There used to be train track there, which the Central Vermont Railroad used. In fact, Greens Corners even had a station. Interesting information to note: I found this cemetery by driving by it. There isContinue reading “Greens Corners Cemetery”
Colonel Sheldon and His Home
From the State Historic Marker: “In 1776, at the request of General Washington, Elisha Sheldon was commissioned by Congress to raise a regiment of cavalry. Named the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, the unit served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1791, Colonel Sheldon, his sons Major Samuel, Elisha, Jr., and George, and their familiesContinue reading “Colonel Sheldon and His Home”
The Revolutionary War from a State Historic Marker
“Ethan Allen crossed Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 for “America’s First Victory.” Allen’s expedition passed through here on May 5, 1775. Nathan Beman from Manchester guided the expedition into the fort; John Roberts of Manchester was the head of the expedition’s largest immediate family. In 1777, after evacuating Ft. TiContinue reading “The Revolutionary War from a State Historic Marker”