Infant Son Captain Zebulon Bidwell

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Infant Son Captain Zebulon Bidwell

This is a rare marker for an infant, in this case for the son of Capt. Zebolon Bidwell (1743 – 1777) and his wife Mary.  The Bidwells were among the original landowning proprietor families of the town.

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Mary Bidwell & William Forbes Jr

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Mary Bidwell & William Forbes Jr

Aside from both being descendants of two prominent founding families, Mary Bidwell and William Forbes, Jr. also share the distinction of dying young from smallpox infection. While nearby each other, a lane separates the two grave markers.

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Hannah Goodwin Pitkin

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

Hannah Goodwin Pitkin

This simple brownstone marker for Hannah Goodwin Pitkin belies her statue and social prominence in the Connecticut Colony. The neighboring marble marker erected by family members in the later 1800’s proudly designates her “The Ancestral Mother of All by the Name in America”

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Hurlburt Infant Sons

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Hurlburt Infant Sons

This is a poignant memorial to triplets, who died in 1800, only 30 hours after their births to Lois Hurlburt, and her husband Capt. Nathaniel Hurlburt. The only one of its kind in this cemetery, their brownstone marker is a rare, triple, or tripartite, tombstone with each tympanum having a similar, carved, winged-head soul effigy.

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William Pitkin Esquire

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in podcasts | 0 comments

William Pitkin Esquire

This Portland brownstone table stone is for the Honorable William Pitkin, Esquire, the 3rd of his name, who was born in 1693. He died in office in 1769, at the age of 76, as the last colonial governor of Connecticut, and his monument is on many levels, the most significant in Center Cemetery.

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