Cemetery Tour – Eggleston Cemetery, North Stonington, Connecticut

The Eggleston Cemetery in North Stonington, Connecticut

I have not yet visited the Eggleston/Eccleston Cemetery in North Stonington, Connecticut. It is the burial place for many members of the early Eggleston and related families in the Stonington area.

Years ago I was given a CD with photographs from someone else’s visit to the Cemetery. I started creating this post – realizing that there were many photographs on this disc – then almost stopped because I realized that Find a Grave and Billion Graves also have photographs of these same headstones. Theirs are indexed by person with other information. I almost deleted the post, but I didn’t. In scrolling through these photos I gained a sense of what it would be like actually “touring” the cemetery. Someday I hope to visit in person, but for now this is my – and yours as well – Cemetery Tour of the Eggleston Cemetery.

Many family members use the Eccleston spelling in reference to this Cemetery, probably because they belong to the families which used that spelling and that is what is on many of the stones. I am using my default – Eggleston – but it is also used by Find a Grave and Billion Graves.

Beginning the Tour

These shots show the entrance to the Cemetery and broad shots which show some of the surrounding area.

 

 

 

Eggleston Family Member Gravestones

 

Charles H. Main

Stiles Eggleston

Almira R. Main

Charles H. Main Jr.

Jesse Main

Abbie, Wife of Jesse Main

Benjamin Eccleston (died 1815)

Calista Eccleston, wife of Benjamin

Ida, daughter of Jesse Main

Mamie, daughter of Benjamin Eccleston

Lydia M. Main, wife of Elias R. Pierce

Elias Pierce

 

 

 

Irtis Eccleston, son of Benjamin and Calista

Jennie Eccleston, daughter of Irtis

 

Emily F. Eccleston, wife of Willard R. Blanchard and daughter of William and Fannie. Also Daughter Mabel A. Blanchard

Otis Blanchard, infant son of Emily and William

Noyes A. Eccleston

Ella Eccleston & Dora N. Eccleston

William N. Eccleston and his wife Fannie M. Miller

Henry Palmer Ecclestone

Lucinda, wife of William Eccleston

William Eccleston

Happy A. Eccleston, wife of Edwin F. Yerrington, and daughter of William and Lucinda

Thankful, wife of Ichabod Eccleston

Isabel, daughter of Edwin F. & Happy A. Yerrington

Latham M. Eccleston

Ichabod P. Eggleston & Claracy, his wife

Claracy, wife of Ichabofd Eccleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claracy, wife of Ichabod Eccleston

Thankful, widow of Ichabod Eccleston

 

Maryann Eccleston, daughter of Tracy

Tracy Eccleston

Hannah Main

Hannah, wife of Lewis Main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Main

Cynthia Eccleston, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth

Ichabod Eccleston

Abigail, wife of Ichabod Eccleston

Emeline, daughter of William and Lucy Eccleston

Sally E. Ray and Avery N. Eccleston

Lucy Eccleston, wife of William

William Eccleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambrose Hill, Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot

Ambrose Hill was born March 21, 1744 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died February 26, 1816 in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont. He was buried in Cornwall. He was on a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cornwall, Vermont. Ambrose married Lucy Beach October 10, 1764 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. Lucy Beach was born January 27, 1746 in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut. She died March 18, 1838, in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont.

Ambrose Hill served in the Revolutionary War. His widow Lucy received a Pension for his service. According to information in his Pension file ( Pension File No. W21338 ) Ambrose Hill was a resident of Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, when he enlisted in April 1775. He served 15 days as a Corporal under Colonel Patterson; six months as Orderly Sargent under Aaron Rowley, Colonel Jonathan Smith; one month and four days as Captain under Colonel Powell, and was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Benington, Stillwater, and at the surrender of Burgoyne and evacuation of Ticonderoga.

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The Eggleston Herbal

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How many people have the opportunity to hold in their hands something ancient that has been handled by at least nine generations of ancestors? Being a genealogist and museum person, this was pretty close to heaven for me.

I first learned of the “herbal” over twelve years ago. Through genealogical research I had become acquainted with many “cousins,” some much more distant than others. Through these contacts, I gained some wonderful information and was able to share information with others. Putting these pieces of information together helped us all learn more and created a more comprehensive family history.

Early in 2002, I got an email from a cousin, Lucinda, who had seen my post on a surname list. Two days later she emailed me two images which blew my mind. Continue reading