The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, Conn; A Memorial of Many of the Early Settlers in Fairfield, and an Exhaustive and Faithful Transcript of the Inscriptions and Epitaphs on the 583 Tombstones Found in the Oldest Burying Ground Now

The Old Burying Ground of Fairfield, Conn; A Memorial of Many of the Early Settlers in Fairfield, and an Exhaustive and Faithful Transcript of the Inscriptions and Epitaphs on the 583 Tombstones Found in the Oldest Burying Ground Now

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...house stands on the same site where they attended school, which was situated upon a " basis of granite rock, with loose masses and cliff of it on the descending hill." For a more extended history of Prof. Benjamin Silliman, tee "Life of Bertfamin Silliman," j Prof. G. P. Fisher, of Yale College, in two Tols. 12 mo. In Memory of Mr. Judson Stcrges, who departed this life Decr. 12 A. D. 1782 aged 34 years. and of his son HENRY J. STURGES, who died at Kingston Jamaica Decr 25"" A. D. 1793 aged 13 years. (F. S.). CCCLXXVII. In memory of Abigail Nichols widow of Allen Nichols who died Dec 30, 1831, aged 62 years. Also of Allen Nichols, who died in Boston, Nov. 1803. aged 40 years. (W. M.) Note.--Allan Nichols invented hin means in a large vessel for coasting, which was a resource of great revenue at that era; but unfortunately it wan captured by the French privateers and proved irreparably lost to mm. The following year he died of yellow fever, in Boston, leaving a widow and three small children. In Memory of Cap'. Hezekiah Sturgks who died April 27'" 1792 In the 67th Year of his Age. Note.--Capt. Hezekiah Sturges was the eon of Solomon Sturges, who was killed in cold blood by the British, July 9,1779. and whose body probably lies in these grounds. When he heard the British had landed, he called for hi horse, which, being brought, he mounted and started for his cattle, which were near the beach, with the hope of rescuing them from plunder. The British seeing him, a soldier fired and wounded him 10 that he was unable to retain his hold on the horse, so crawling under a tree, another British loldler run him through with a bayonet, thus terminating his existence. Solomon left three sons: Hezekiah, Joseph and...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884795
  • 9781236884794