On our recent trip to the east coast, we visited many ancient burial grounds looking for Mr. AVO's ancestors.
Here are a few photos of some of the places we went.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
This is the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT where hubby has more than 8 of his ancestors buried.....and the Palisado Cemetery in Windsor, Ct where there are at least 6 of his ancestors buried.
This is the monument in the Palisado Cemetery that has the names engraved of the 1st settlers and founders of Windsor, CT....there are at least 6 known ancestors on this monument
Outside the Ancient Burying Ground in downtown Hartford, CT
Monument in Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, CT
There are 5 names of the founders of New Haven, CT that are hubby's ancestors
The most well known would be the first governor of what they then called the "Connecticut Colony"...John Haynes
John Haynes tombstone
Plaque on the outer gate honoring John Haynes
Another plaque on the outer gate honoring John Haynes
Statue of John Haynes on Hartford, CT Capitol Building
John Haynes arrived in the colonies in 1633 aboard the ship "Griffin"
Governor of MA Bay Colony 1635
First Governor of CT Colony ...1639 and governor for 7 more years
At that time the governor was only elected for a 1 year term and so John Haynes was Lieutenant Governor in the years he wasn't governor...so he was either Governor or Lieutenant Governor from 1639 until his death in 1654.
John Haynes is Mr. AVO's paternal 10th great grandfather.
More photos of the Ancient Burying Ground
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