Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Oldest Danbury Cemetery

Two years ago my husband and I ventured to Connecticut in search of his Starr ancestors. The first stop was Danbury where we visited the Oldest Danbury Cemetery (Wooster Street Cemetery). In this cemetery we located many Starr headstones for whom relationship is yet to be determined.

Here are several links about this cemetery:

The Historical Marker Database - Oldest Cemetery 1684

Oldest Danbury cemetery to get new lease on life : November 17, 2005 article from the News-Times, Danbury Connecticut

Helpful resources we used while planning our trip:

Connecticut Index: Dunham-Wilcox-Trott-Kirk (family site)

 Hall Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records. This site contains information from headstone inscriptions for Connecticut cemeteries.

History of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896 :  from notes and manuscript left by James Montgomery Bailey, compiled with additions by Susan Benedict Hill, published 1896

Plaque on pillar entering cemetery

In  Memory
Major Daniel Starr

In Memory of
Mr. Thomas Starr
who died
March 11th 1801,
aged 45 years

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your family tombstones. I love the art on these early settlers grave markers. We don't see many (any) in Ohio.