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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Ancient Burying Grounds

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
I appreciate you spending a bit of your time with me today and please leave a comment  about this post.

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9 comments:

Ebie said...

Hi Lenore, love the headstones in different sizes and shapes!

You have created a beautiful collage of photos.

Mosaic Monday

BailiwickStudio said...

This is great stuff! You really accomplished a lot while you were on the east coast. Now, where are your ancestors? ::Jill

Dishesdone said...

Great mosaic, really interesting! I love the history in the old cemeteries!

PAT said...

Wonderful post, Lenore!

Lavender Cottage said...

I love to wander around some of the old cemeteries here and look at the names. There are a few abandoned ones in fields, amongst the farms. Glad I'm not the only one that enjoys this type of history.
Interesting post.

Mary said...

Oh how I love to visit old cemeteries, and this one is beautiful! And how wonderful to have such illustrious ancestors. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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eileeninmd said...

Wonderful mosaic. Love the old cemeteries. It is great you were able to find so many of your hubby's ancestors.

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