Tashua Burial Ground

Trumbull, Connecticut

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Tashua Burial Ground was established in 1766. It is located behind Christ Episcopal Church at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Tashua Road in Trumbull, Connecticut. There are quite a few veterans interred in this cemetery, many from the Revolutionary War. In fact, during the Revolution, the church was forced to remain closed for a time beause of feared loyalist sympathies (see Nathan Hubbill's stone. below).

Photos were taken 10 November 2008.

Tashua Burial Ground space saver Christ Episcopal

A view of the old part of the cemetery and a view including Christ Episcopal church.

Tashua Burial Ground

The main part of the cemetery.

Hubbell

"In memory of Nathan Hubbill formerly Lieut. Col.

in the service of his Britanick Majesty, George the third.

He died Feb. 13, 1826 in the 71 year of his age."

The bottom inscription is not decipherable.

Hall

"In memory of Cap.t Abel Hall,

who died March 7th, D. 1809

in the 79th year of his Age.

Also, Mrs. Rebecca Hall his relict

died Jan. 11th D. 1810

aged 74."

David Sherman space saver David Sherman

"In memory of David Sherman who died Oct. 30 1826

aged 71 (?) years."

The plaque reads:

"Revolutionary War soldier

David Sherman 1755 1826.

Placed by Chicago, Illinois chapter DAR."

Mabel Sherman

"In memory of Mabel, relict of David Sherman

who died March 1829 (?) 64 years."

The plaque reads,

"Mabel (Lamkin) Sherman daughter of a revolutionary soldier.

Erected by the Chicago chapter NS DAR."

There seems to be an error. The stone labels Mabel as "relict", or wife, of David.

Yet the plaque says she is his daughter - despite a different maiden name.

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These stones, opposite some benches, are situated along a path at the rear of the cemetery.

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

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