GEROW CEMETERY NEW FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Epitaphs of New Fairfield Connecticut
Compiled by Joan L. Sudol

Copyright 1982 Joan L. Sudol New Fairfield CT.

Prepared for the Internet by Margaret Coletta, New Fairfield CT, 1997

The following record of epitaphs was carefully transcribed from physical inspection
of the five New Fairfield cemeteries. Most of the Partially illegible inscriptions
were filled in by previously published and private sources. Some tombstones which
were previously recorded are now missing altogether. This book is an attempt to help
reserve part of the history and people of New Fairfield so that they may be
"Gone but not forgotten".

GEROW CEMETERY NEW FAIRFIELD CT.

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PART 1 OF 2

The Gerow Cemetery is located on Quaker Road off Route 37
in the northeast section of town. The oldest legible stone in
this burial ground is Anna Elizabeth Gerow who died March 30,
1834.
There are 42 unmarked graves. Same of these being buried
in a former public ground in the late 1800's. Among those
buried in the public ground are six children of George and
Mary Ludlow. Four of whom died within 12 days of each other
in 1887.
Some tombstones and remains were moved here from a Quaker
cemetery one mile to the west just over the New York State line,
when that cemetery was abandoned. That cemetery had only one
tombstone left back in the 1970's being that of Esther Haviland.
Thomas Cullen who died Jan. 21, 1892 has another
version of a popular epitaph;

Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now you soon must be
Prepare to die and follow
me.

*G*----------------Gerow cemetery records

Some of the tombstones only have the name of the deceased.


Town Cemetery Listings


AKIN

Charlotte E. Wanzer / wife of / Daniel Akin /
born Oct. 22, 1856 / died Nov 17, 1907 /


ALLEN

Edna M Allen / Jan. 21, 1888 / Oct. 3, 1980 /

Warren C. Allen / Sept. 3, 1857 / Apr. 16, 1937 /


BANKS

Nathan O. Banks, Jr. / 4 of 10th mo. 1849 /
aged 53 ys. 2 dys. /


BARNUM

Buckley Barnum / died / Nov. 6, 1881 / aged 27 yrs. /

Resting in Jesus.

Barnum / George Barnum / July 2, 1882 / aged 64 yrs. /

Jesus loves me.

Susan A. / wife of / George Barnum / died / Apr. 27, 1917 /
aged 95. /

Her children rise up and call her blessed.

An infant son of / George & Susan A. Barnum /died /
Jan. 27, 1861 / aged 4 ds. /


BIRCH

Katie E. / dau. of / Philo E. & Carrie E. Birch /
died Aug. 29, 1876 / ae. 1 yr 9 mos. & 13 dys. /


BOUTON

John P. Bouton / died / Aug. 9, 1884 / aged 78 yrs.
7 mos. /

_________ to love is Christ
And______________

Mary E. Dickins / wife of / John P. Bouton / died
Mar. 31, 1897 / aged 81 years & 5 mos. /

She has done the best she could.


BOWDY

*G* Artemas Bowdy

*G* William Bowdy, son of Artemas Bowdy, died Aug. 1, 1891,
aged 31 years.


BOWEN

Croswell Bowen / 1905 - 1971/
(Feb. 12, 1905 - July 14, 1971)

William D. Bowen / New York / Major U.S. Army /
World War II / March 16, l908 - Sept. 25, 1968 /


BRIGGS

Andrew M. Briggs / Aug. 29, 1849 / May 7, 1899 /

Hattie A. Pearce / wife of / Asa H. Briggs / died /
March 25, 1885 / aged 21 yrs. 6 mos. & 3 days /

Lottie M. / Briggs / Has. of / A.M. & P.A. Briggs /
1871-1888
( daughter of Andrew & Phebe )

Phebe A. / wife of / Andrew M. Briggs / died /
Dec. 6, 1885 / AE 38 yrs. /

Stephen D. Briggs / 1878 - 1942 /
(Sept. 25, 1878 - Jan. 26, 1942)


BRISTOL

Dorothy Osborn Bristol / May 12, 1888 / Aug. 22, 1976 /

Ernest Milford Bristol / Feb. 15, 1884 - June 6, 1966 /


BRUCKNER

*G* Arthur Bruckner, died, Aug. 28, 1937, aged 65 yrs. 5 mos.

*G* Ella F. Bruckner, died Nov. 20, 1940, aged 64 yrs., wife of Arthur

*G* Susan Bruckner, died Sept. 2, 1927, aged 81 yrs. 5 mos.
21 days


BURCH

*G* Gertrude May, dau. of Philo & Caroline E. Burch, May 23,
1886 - March 1887

Philo E. Burch / Apr. 5, 1848 / Aug. 15, 1920 /

Caroline E. Dakin / his wife / June 6, 1854 / Sept. 21, 1907 /

John E. Carroll, 1890 - 1971 (metal marker)


CHASE

Chase / Betsey M. Benedict / wife of / Edwin F. Chase /
Nov. 13, 1855 - Aug. 20, 1920 /

Edwin F. Chase / Nov. 10, 1854 / July 28, 1925 /

*G* Edna Chase, died May 10, 1891, aged 8 mos. 15 days,
child of Edwin & Betsy Chase

*G* Henry George Chase, died May 18, 1891, aged 1 yr. 10 mos.,
child of Edwin & Betsey Chase

Lillie / died Nov. 20, 1884 / aged 1 yr. 3 mos. 15 dys. /

Nellie / died Aug. 16, 1888 / aged 1 yr. 8 dys. /

Asleep in Jesus

children of / Edwin F. & Betsey Chase /

*G* Merwin L. Chase, born May 10, 1899, died Aug. 28, 1966

*G* Robert Chase, May 17, 1967

*G* Theodore Chase, died Jan. 4, 1938, 60th year, son of
Edwin & Betsey Chase


CLOUGH

Ernest Clough / Conn. / Pvt. U.S. Army / World War I /
Sept. 5, 1890 - Jan. 21, 1974 /

Hattie Ett / wife of / John Clough / 1867 - 1910 /

Howard Clough / Sept. 20, 1888 / Nov. 23, 1948 /

John Clough / 1857 - 1917 /


COLSON

Martha Colson / 1925 - 1941 / (Oct. 27, 1941, 16 yrs.)


CONKLIN

Dewitt Clinton Conklin / 1848 - 1896 /

Gone but not forgotten.

George Banks Conklin / 1894 - 1896 / our baby /

Gordon Conklin 1891 - March 26, 1954

James E. Conklin / 1887 - 1922 /

*G* Ruth Ann Conklin, 1862, died Oct. 26, 1941, aged
79 yrs. & 6 mos.


CREELEY

*G* Dagmar Creeley, died March 24, 1944, aged 41 yrs. 13 dys.


CROUSE

Marian Crouse / 1936 - 1979 /
(July 8, 1936 - May 2, 1979)


CULLEN

Arthur W. Cullen / 1882 - 1955 /(May 9, 1955)

Carrie Satterlee / wife of / Thomas Cullen / 1852 - 1931 /
Mother / ( May 2, 1852 - Dec. 26, 1931)

*G* Mrs. James Cullen, 1900 - Feb. 1969

Lewis T. / son of / Thomas & Carrie Cullen / died Mar.3,
1896 / age 4 yrs. /

A smile was on my babies
face, the night he passed
away. The Angels helped him up to God,
and changed his night to day

Thomas Cullen / died / Jan. 21, 1892 / aged 46 yrs.
5 mos./ (Aug. 1, 1845)

Papa's Gone
Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I.
As I am now you soon must be
Prepare to die and follow me.

William H. Cullen / 1866 - 1942 / ( March 18, 1942)


DAKIN

Ebenezer Dakin / died / July 10, 1876 / aged 17 yrs. /


DAVENPORT

Anna R. Davenport / died / Dec. 30, 1900 / aged 38 yrs.
8 mos. /

Davenport / George N. / Davenport / died Jan. 11, 1932 /
aged 62 yrs. 5 mos. 11 dys. /

Carrie J. / wife of / George N. Davenport / died June 6,
1904 / aged 28 yrs. & 21 dys. /(Carrie Jennings)

Wood / Mattie Wood Davenport / 1866 - 1945 /
(Second wife of George, dau. of Wm. & Phebe Wood)

Nicholas W. Davenport / April 1, 1838 / Mar. 1, 1915 /


DAWSON

Dawson / Walter / Oct. 1, 1887 / Dec. 13, 1965 /

Harriet T. / June 22, 1895 / June 22, 1963 / (Harriet Turner)


DEAN

Alonzo W. / son of / Charles & Semantha Dean /died
Oct. 4, 1851 / age 17 yrs. 9 mos. 26 dys. /

In memory of / Charles Dean / who departed / this life /
April 9, 1849 age 55 yrs. 8 mos. & 4 dys /


DELOHERY

*G* Andrew W. Delohery, Feb. 18, 1898 - Jan. 27, 1971


DILLY

Monument

Anderson Dilly Jr. / 1902 - 962 /
(Nov. 8, 1962 age 60 yrs. )

David Lange Dilly / New York / Pvt. U.S. Army /
World War II / may 5, 1904 - Nov. 27, 1964 / (age 60 yrs.)

*G* Kenneth Anderson Dilly, Sept. 19, 1935 - Feb. 12, 1970


DINGEE

*G* James Edward Dingee, 5/10/1872 - 5/10/1935

*G* Infant child of Edward & Mary Dingee, Jr.,
Liberty May Dingee died July 12, 1918

*G* Mary Dingee, wife of James E. Dingee died Jan. 11, 1921
aged 42 yrs.


DIRIGOLI

James / Dirigoli / 1907 - 1972 /
(Nov. 10, 1907 - Feb. 5, 1972)


DUNHAM

Sally Teresa Mullen / Dunham / Sept. 7, 1905
Jan. 31, 1966 /


DURGA

James L. Durga / 1833 - 1909 /

Mary E. Smith / his wife / 1838 - 1913 /

Lucina Lee / son of / James L. & Mary E. Durga /
/ died / Apr. 9, 1882 / age 10 yrs. /

Gone but not forgotten.

Durga / Otis W. / 1865 - 1947 /
Nov. 5, 1865 - Apr. 18, 1947 )

Minne Barnum / his wife / 1861 - 1943 /


DURGY

Francis Durgy / died / Aug. 9, 1867 / Ae 83 yrs. /

Joel Durgy / died / Feb. 11, 1864 / aged 73 & 11 mos. /

Joel J. Durgy / born Oct. 9, 824 / died Dec. 27, 1901 /

John Durgy / born Jan. 23, 1823 / died June 5, 1897 /

Our Sister / Julis A / dau. of / E.W. & Betsey A. Durgy /
died / Nov. 7, 1868 / Ae 21 yrs. & 22 dys. /

Come home.

Olive / wife of / Joel Durgy / died / July 15 1865 /
Ae 72 yrs. /

Wanzer Durgy / died / Aug. 16, 1851 / Ae 26 yrs. /


ELWELL

*G* Dewitt C. Elwell, June 12, 1912, aged 82 years.

Elizabeth Elwell / 1883 -1968 /
(Feb. 19, 1883 Jan. 23, 1968)

*G* Mary W. Elwell, wife of Dewitt C Elwell, Jan 24,
1885, aged 48 yrs.


ERHARDT

*G* Luke Erhardt, born Aug. 20, 1980 - Sept 12, 1980


FORD

Frank W. Ford III / 1952 - 1971 /


FOSTER

Foster / Byron F. / 1859 - 1938 /

Ida Jane / his wife/ 1868 -1891 /
(Ida J. Durgy, died Oct. 10, 1891 age 23)


FRASIER

Ephraim Frasier /1823 - 1896 /

Eliza Ann / his wife / 1822 -1904 /


FULLER

Betsey Fuller / died / April 28, 1866 / aged 81 yrs. /


GANTT

Robert Anderson / Gantt / 1881 - 1968 /(June 23, 1968)


GARDNER

Mary H. Gardner / eldsest dau. of / Dewitt E. & Mary A.
Elwell / died Jan. 20, 1879 / age 23 yrs. /


GEROW

*G* Anna Gerow, wife of Daniel J. Gerow, died June 14, 1922,
aged 78 yrs.

Anna Elizabeth / dau. of / Daniel E. & Lucy H. Gerow /
died 3rd mo. 30th 1834 / age 1 yr. & 14 dys. /

*G* Infant dau. of charles Gerow, died Sept. 5, 1917

Gerow / Charles C. F. / Aug. 30 1867 / Apr. 27, 1951 /
(age 83 yrs. 7 mo. & 28 days. Charles Clarence Fitzgerald)

Clara B. / Wright / his wife / Sept. 14, 1877 /
Nov. 18, 1928 / (age 51 yrs. 2 mos. & 4 dys.)

Nellie G. / Judson / his wife / June 24, 1876 /
Nov. 2, 1956 /

Daniel E. Gerow / departed this life / 10th mo. 19, 1873 /
aged / 82 yrs. 3 mos. & 26 dys./

Sarah Elizabeth / wife of / Eleazer B. Gerow / who
quietly passed from works / to her reward the 29th of /
3rd mo.1870 / aged 53 yrs. 7 mos & 15 dys. /

Although she is gone, her consistent
and Christian example