MT. RIGA CEMETERY
Salisbury, CT

As Published in Historical Collections

of

The Salisbury Association Inc.

Vol 1. 1913

This Cementery, consistingof a plot of one-quarter of an acre in extent was purchased by the town April 25, 1817 (see Land Records, Vol 14, Page 281) from Holley, Coffing & Pette, for the sum of two dollars. The purchase was made pursuant to town vote of April, 8, 1816, authorizing the selectmen to take conveyance of land for a burying place "near the Mt. Furnace." In the deed it is spoken of as being on Tocannick Mt. It is situated near the north end of the middle road, about one-eight of a mile from its junction with the west road, in whit was formerly the hamlet of Mt. Riga.

This little plot is seldom visited and showes signs of neglect, except for one part ot it whick is occasionally used for interments.

A

Ayers, James K. d. Dec. 18, 1848, a. 1 y. 8 m., s. of Whiting L. and Julia.
Ayers, Joseph W. d. Dec. 5, 1848, a. 5 y. 7 m.

B

Ball, Ann E., d. of Estastus and Polly, d. Aug. 28, 1837, a. 2 y. 7 m. 7 d.
Ball, Betsy, d. of Silas H. and Samantha I., d. July 25, 1850, a. 1 y. 9 m.
Ball, George R., s of Philo and Cornelia, d. Jan. 26, 1860, a. 12 y.
Ball, Georgiana d. Dec. 14, 1878, a. 15 y.
Ball, James W., s. of Estastus and Polly, d. Feb. 24, 1851, a. 1 y. 8 m.
Ball, Lydia, wife of Sylvester, b. July 2, 1791; d. June 2, 1871, a. 79 y. 11 m.
Ball, Rosetta E., d. of Hiram S. and Betsy M., d. Mch. 30, 1838, a. 6 w.
Ball, Sylvester d. Oct 16, 1825, a. 41 y.
Ball, Sylverter R., s. of Erastus and Polly, D. July 21, 1837, a. 16 m. 2 d.
Belcher, Peter P. Sanford, s. of Henry and Amna (sic), d. May 2, 1833, a. 7 m. 2 d.
Belcher, William K., s. of Henry and Amna, d. Nov 30, 1820, a. 10 m
Bennet (?) Abigail d. May 18, 1837, a. [ ] and 13 d.
Bennet (?) Eunice O., d. of John and Eunice, d. Jan 20, 1837, a. 18 y. 1 m. 10 d.
Bishop, Polly J., wife of Dean Bishop Jr., d. July 9, 1849, a. 27 y.

C

Clinton (?) "Little Eddie: d. (no date) a. 3 w. (N.B. Stands next to stone to Ruthie Clinton and in the line with Harry and Perry Clinton [?].)
Clinton, (?) Harry d. Aug. 29, 1880, a. 3 m. (sic)
Clinton, (?) Perry d. Sept 9, 1880, a. 3 m. (sic)
Clinton, Ruthie, d. of William and Waity C., d. (no date), a 11 m.

F

Frink, George E., s. of George and Sarah A., d. Oct 24, 1872, a. 6 y. 7 m. 8 d.
Frink, Hattie d. (no date), a. 9 d.
Frink, Thyphena, d. of George and Sarah A., d. July 4, 1872, a, 1 y. 2 m.24 d.

L

Lemley, Charles E., s. of Willliam and Eady, d. June 8, 1830, a. 3 y. 4 m. 15 d.
Lemley, Solomon d. Oct 6, 1820, a. 68 y.

M

McLain, Charles E., s. of Stephen and Mary, d. Sept 22, 1838, a. 8 y. 12 d.
Merritt, Cornbury d. Jan 16, 1827, a. 78 y.
Marritt, Daniel d. Aug 25, 1850, a. 66 y.
Merritt, John A., b. Mch. 12, 1810; d. Feb. 9, 1890
Merritt, Mary A., d. of Daniel and Mercy, d. Jan 19, 1821, a. 4 y. (N. B. The t's in Merritt are not crossed, but this was probally an unintentional omission. Ed.)
More, Amos d. Feb 23, 1830, a 66 y.
Moore, Nancy, d. of Isaac and Clarissa, d. Apr. 29, 1821, a. 16 m.

O

Ostrander, Abram d. Jan 14, 1867, a. 59 y.
Ostrander, Abram Jr. d. Aug. 19, 1852, a. 17 y.
Ostrander, Catharine, d. of James and Catherine, d. Nov. 18, 1863, a. 1 y.
Ostrander, Hannah, wife of James, d. July 8, 1903, a. 85 y. 4 m.
Ostrander, James d. Oct. 1, 1841, in 71th y.
Ostrander, James, May 12, 1817-Feb. 15, 1889
Ostrander, James d. Nov 24, 1862, a. 25 y. (G. A. R. marker)
Ostrander, Peter d. Dec. 30, 1862, a. 26 y.
Ostrander, Robert F., s. of Abram and Susan, d. May 27, 1849, a. 5 y. 11 m.
Ostrander, Susan, Wife of Abram, d. (no date). (On stone with Abram.)

P

Pettee, Joanna Everett, wife of Joseph, d. July 34, 1845, a. 68 y. (On Joseph Pettee's Monument.)
Pettee, Joseph d. Mch. 5, 1838, a. 57 y.
"Mr. and Mrs. Pettee were natives of Norfolk Co., Mass., and removed to this place soon after their marriage which took place Oct. 20, 1806"
Pettee, Lucy M. d. of Seneca and Lucy d. Dec. 2, 1822, a. 1 y. 4 m.
Pettee, Mary, d. of Seneca and Lucy, d. June 27, 1819, a. 2 y. 9 m.
Pettee, Mary, d. of Joseph and Joanna, d. Dec. 7, 1835 in 25th y.
Pettee, Mrs. Polly, wife of Seneca, d. May 3, 1815, a. 24 y. (sic)
Pettee, Stephen, s. of of Joseph and Joanna, d. Dec. 8, 1820, a. 6 m.

Pratt, Daniel d. June 2, 1824, a. 68 y.

R

Rosseter, Samuel E. d. June 2, 1892, a. 77 y. 4 m. 2 d.
Rosseter, Charlotte, wife of Stephen, d. Apr. 6, 1852, a. 27 y.
Rosseter, Sherman d. Apr. 2, 1859, a. 76 y.
Rossetter, Henry, s. of Samuel and Elizam d. Feb. 1, 1852, a. 2 y. 6 m.
Rossetter, Olive M., d. of Samuel and Elizam d. Feb. 3, 1849, a. 4 y. 6 m. 16 d.
Rossetter, Willie, s. of Reuben and Electa, d. Sept. 16, 1868, a. 7 m. 14 d.

S.

Sardam, Luther, s. of Hiram and Sally, d. Dec. 13, 1835, a. 11 y. 1 m. 18 d.
Sherwood, Jesse d. Mch 7, 1867, a. 80 y.
Sherwood, Sarah Wentwerth, wife of Jesse, d. Mch. 14, 1849, a. 52 y.
Surdam, Hiram d. Jan. 13, 1871, a. 73 y.
Surdam, Iraa, d. Nov. 23, 1871, a. 39 y.
Surdam, Sally, wife of Hirum, d. Sept. 11, 1870, a. 71 y. (On stone with Hiram Surdam.)

T

Taylor, Dannie d. Oct, 11, 1898, a. 2 y.
Tayler, P. d. June 27, 1895, a. 13 y.
Thornton, James D., s. of Elisha and Almiry Jr. (sic) d. July 24, 1830, a. 6 y. 9 m.
Thorpe, Harvey, June 6, 1816-Sept. 8, 1893
Thorpe, Letty Maria Ball, wife of Harvey, Oct. 26 1818-July 21, 1899. (On stone with Harvey Thorpe.)
Thorrington, Daniel d. May 6, 1831, a. 25 y. 6 m. 28 d.
Thurston, Mary I., wife of Freeman, d. May 17, 1893, a. 62 y. 2 m. 7 d.

V

Vosburgh, Lucretia, wife of Abraham, d. Nov. 7, 1842, a. 85 y. 2 m. 3 d.

W

Wentworth, Edward, s. of George L. and Jane M., d. Jan. 24, 1859, a. 11 m. 24 d.
Wentworth, Elizabeth, d. of Hiram and Elvira, d. Aug. 4, 1843, a. 1 y. 9 m. 27 d.
Wentworth, Elvira Mariana, d. of Hiram and Elvira, d. Oct. 2, 1832, a. 9 m.
Wentworth, Ella J., d. of George L. and Jane M., d. Jan. 15, 1859, a. 5 y. 9 m.
Wentworth, Ellen C., d. of Henry T. and Cyntha, d. Feb. 11, 1853, a. 4 m. 21 d.
Wentworth, George, s. of George L. and Jane M., d. Jan. 23, 1859, a. 3 y. 9 m.
Wentworth, Hannah J., d. of Samule and Betsey, d. Aug. 13, 1830, a. 10 y. 5 m. 13 d.
Wentworth, Henry d. Jan. 16, 1867, a. 53 y.
Wentworth, Hiram d. May 14, 1841, a 29 y. 1 m. 14 d.
Wentworth, Maggie, d. of Harmon and Jane, d. July 7, 1866, a. 7 y. 4 m.
Wentworth, Triphene O. Sherwood, wife of Henry, Apr, 20, 1816 - May 31, 1901.
Wentworth, Walter, s. of Hiram and Elvira, d. Mch. 26, 1833, a. 1 m. 26 d.
Wentworth (?) (No surname on stone.) "Our Jany" d. Aug. 4, 1856, a. 11 y. 9 m.
Woodworth, Charles P., S. of James and Helen, d. Aug. 20, 1826, a. 3 y. 7 m.

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