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Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery

A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve

 
 
Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 8, 2016
1. Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery Marker
Inscription. You are now looking into the Lighthouse Village cemetery. The unmarked, upright field stones designate the final resting places of many who lived in the community, including the founding couple, James Chaugham, a Native American, and Molly Barber, a women of English descent.

They were a long-lived group: James lived into his nineties and Molly’s death notice in the family records of the Barkhamsted First Congregational Church notes the passing of “Mrs Choggum” on February 6, 1818, at the age of 104.

There are approximately fifty graves here, including some of James’ and Molly’s children and grandchildren.

Once surrounded by a stockade fence, the cemetery remains undisturbed.

“These are the graves of the Indians who lived here for over a century. Do not disturb the graves. No implements are buried here”
 
Erected by Barkhamsted Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 56.559′ N, 73° 0.396′ W. Marker is in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker can be reached from East River Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Lighthouse Trail, 0.1 miles from the trailhead. The trail starts at the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Marker
Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, April 8, 2016
2. Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery Marker
The trail is marked with green signs. The cemetery is to the right.
found 1.7 miles south from state route 20 on East River Road. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peoples State Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp White (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Robinson Buck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Hawes Memorial Campground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Squire's Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riverton (approx. 1˝ miles away); In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barkhamsted Lighthouse Cemetery. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. CT History.org. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Barkhamsted Lighthouse. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. Barkhamsted Historical Society. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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