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Chapter XXII
Town of Southeast

     The old Milltown burying ground is the last resting place of the early settlers of this portion of the town. From the ancient tombstones are copied the following dates of the decease of former residents:
Elihu Gage, died June 6th, 1834, age 58;
Elizabeth, wife, April 24th, 1838, 64;
Samuel Sears, Oct. 10th, 1830, 57;
Benjamin Sears, March 12th, 1837, 90;
Mary, wife, May 26th, 1814, 78;
David Penney, March 23d, 1814, 42;
Samuel Hall, Nov. 3d, 1814, 75;
Elizabeth, wife, March 23d, 1832, 82;
Stephen Crosby, April 10th, 1851, 73;
Lidia, wife, July 3d, 1867, 87;
Sylvanus Gage, March 13th, 1814, 62;
Elizabeth, wife, March 17th, 1814, 62;
Isaac Hopkins, March 16th, 1853, 71;
Anson Crane, June 7th, 1860, 77;
Isaac Crane, June 1st, 1853, 72;
Mary, wife, March 30th, 1868, 84;
Jonathan Crane, Sept. 25th, 1878, 92;
Orrin B. Crane, Nov. 7th, 1864, 70;
Thomas Crosby, Feb. 16th, 1844, 76;
Hannah, wife, Feb. 24th, 1853, 83;
Peter Waring, June 27th, 1849, 67;
Esther, wife, July 16th, 1831, 49;
Isaiah, Crane, Nov. 28th, 1842, 70;
Kezia, wife, April 20th, 1849, 74;
Nathan Richard, Feb. 15th, 1839, 62;
Cynthia, wife, April 20th, 1848, 72;
Ezra Richards, April 25th, 1819, 68;
Zalmon Sandford, Esq., April 30th, 1809, 41;
Dr. Joseph Crane, Aug. 20th, 1825, 76;
Anna, wife, April 4th, 1807, 48;
Jonathan Crane, Aug. 27th, 1834, 88;
Bethia, wife, May 11th, 1839, 88;
David Hall, Nov. 17th, 1830, 75;
Lydia, wife, March 25th, 1856, 93;
Morton Hall, Feb. 27th, 1818, 75;
Patience, wife, March 11th, 1828, 83;
Thomas Baldwin, Jan. 28th, 1868, 91;
Esther, wife, Nov. 3d, 1864, 72;
Edward Rice, Nov. 6th, 1826, 61;
Lucy, wife, March 23d, 1826, 55;
Andrew Hubbell, Dec. 21st, 1843, 63;
Sarah, wife, Aug. 1st, 1866, 84;
Phineas Doolittle, July 25th, 1814, 57;
Sarah, wife, Dec. 20th, 1817, 55;
Capt. Ichabod Doolittle, Dec. 17th, 1806, 76;
Deborah, wife, April 21st, 1820, 93;
Asa Hoyt, July 1st, 1831, 60;
Seth Sears, April 2d, 1809, 73;
Capt. Knowles Sears, June 10th, 1817, 79;
Capt. Archibald De Forest, May 13th, 1849, 32;
Sally, wife, Aug. 3d, 1867, 68;
David L. De Forest, Nov. 26th, 1819, 57;
Sarah, wife, July 28th, 1822, 56;
Jonathan Couch, July 4th, 1845, 68;
Esther, wife, May 13th, 1819, 43;
Betsy, wife, Nov. 22d, 1861, 73;
Heman (sic) H. Cole, Aug. 20th, 1864, 40;
Timothy Cole, 1866, 82;
Eliza, wife, 1867, 76;
Col. Isaac Crosby, Nov. 22d, 1829, 46;
Solomon Crosby, March 16th, 1816, 66;
Elizabeth, wife, May 3d, 1818, 66;
Isaac Crosby, Feb. 17th, 1815, 97;
Thankful, wife, Feb. 19th, 1815, 87;
Joseph Baker, April 12th, 1847, 81;
Nathan Green, Oct. 22d, 1821, 86;
Sylvanus Crosby, April 29th, 1814, 45;
James Northrop, Oct. 4th, 1855, 73;
Joseph Haines, Dec. 17th, 1818, 65;
Moody Howes, May 18th, 1827, 75;
Esther, wife, Sept. 26th, 1823, 67;
Charles Hine, Dec. 24th, 1846, 88.
     In 1879, a tract of land on the west side of the old burying ground was bought of Joseph B. Sears, and land was also purchased of Peter Hall, Edward Howes, Morgan Horton and Ferdinand Hoyt, May 2d, 1879, and the Milltown Rural Cemetery was incorporated. The grounds of this cemetery are well kept, and there are many fine monuments erected to the memory of prominent citizens.

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