Botsford Cemetery

Newtown, Connecticut

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View of Botsford Cemetery View of Botsford Cemetery

Botsford Cemetery is located on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown, Connecticut. It is a very small burial ground situated between Toddy Hill and the old railroad tracks. Because of its size and the repettion of surnames, I think it's safe to say that this is a family burying ground. Common names located within include Botsford, Wheeler, Davis and Bradley. The majority of the stones date from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s and approximately three-quarters of the stones are illegible.

Photos were taken 14 October 2009.

Several veterans are interred in Botsford Cemetery, including:

George A. Bradley Co. A. 14 Regiment. Conn. Vol. (No date of death recorded.);

Charles T. Conger, Co. A. 2 (?), Heavy Artillery Conn. Vol. Died Apr. 30, 1908, age 82;

Caleb Davis, Sr., Co. E 150 Inf. N.Y. Vols Died July 19, 1901, age 91.

Wheeler space saver Wheeler

"Emeline Wheeler,

Feb. 5, 1890,

Died aged 39.

Faithful - loving - true.

Our hopes grow brighter

as we near the shining shore;

for we know across the river

wait the loved ones gone before."

Margery

This small stone simply says, "Margery."

Botsford

The obelisk in front belongs to the Botsfords:

George W. (Feb. 28, 1854 - Aug. 12, 1894)

Mary J. (1854 - 1909)

Henry S. (1888 - 1940)

The small stone to its left is inscribed, "Clover."

All photos copyright by the author, 2009. Not to be used or reproduced without permission.

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