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Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ye Burying Yard

 
 
Ye Burying Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
1. Ye Burying Yard Marker
Inscription.
Ye Burying
Yard
Ridgefield's
Oldest Cemetery
Restored 1988
maintained by
The Caudatowa Garden Club
&
Parks & Recreation Dept.

The Burying Yard contains a monument listing 40 people who were buried in this cemetery between 1708 and about 1760. No original stones still stand.
Inscribed on the stone monument in the Burying Yard:
Ye burying Yard. Lay'd out ye Nov. 25. 1708
by the first Settlers of the Town of Ridgefield.
Samuel Keeler Sarah Keeler Annie Benedict Uzziell Hyatt John Sturdevant Ruth Keeler Rebecka Sherwood Thankfull Burt Richard Osburn Sarah Osburn Abigail Saintjohn Sarah Smith Abigail Wood Daniel Whittamore Hannah Keeler Daniel Olmstead Elisabeth Northrup Nathan Smith James Bennett Henry Whitne John Osburn Abraham Whitlock William Ventrum Jonathan Rockwell Abigail Rockwell Sarah Saintjohn Mary Smith John Nichols Mary Cates William Northrup Abigail Lowder Mary Rockwell Rebeckah Rockwell James Osburn Mary Rockwell Jeremiah Benedict Capt. Matthew Benedict John Benedict
An Unknown British Soldier Killed At The Battle Of Ridgefield
Erected by the Village Improvement Committee
In the Year 1931

 
Erected by
Ye Burying Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
2. Ye Burying Yard Marker
The Caudatowa Garden Club and Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Dept.
 
Location. 41° 16.089′ N, 73° 29.607′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wilton Road and Creamery Road, on the right when traveling east on East Wilton Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ensign James Benedict House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keeler Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ridgefield's Colonial Plans (approx. half a mile away); Ridgefield Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Town Common and Hauley House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rev. Thomas Hawley House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benedict Arnold's Betrayal and Lieutenant Joshua King (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The Stone Monument in Ye Burying Yard image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
3. The Stone Monument in Ye Burying Yard
The Stone Monument in Ye Burying Yard image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
4. The Stone Monument in Ye Burying Yard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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