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Wequetequock Cemetery - in Stonnington,Conn.


This cemetery is located on the eastern side of (Wickety-quock) Cove. It is noted as being the oldest cemetery in Stonington, and is in very good condition.

To get there take Route 1, east from Stonington, west from Pawatuck. When you reach the head of the cove, at the stop light, turn on to Greenhaven rd, then take an immediate right onto Palmer rd. the yard is on your left.

This is the oldest cemetery in Stonington and is in very good condition. There is a large founders monument located near the entrance, with some general information inscribed about Chesebrough, Palmer, Minor, Stanton, all of whom I descend (to Palmer from three of his children). We visited here on a very rainy and cold day, so I did not get to spend as much time there as I would have liked. Most of the photos taken that day are dark, and the rain made the fading inscriptions on the stones even harder to read and capture. I plan on going back to the area again to get some people I missed, and will make another stop here on a sunny day.



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The Monument

William Chesebrough - monument

William Chesebrough -
monument inscription

Walter Palmer - monument

Walter Palmer -
monument inscription

Thomas Minor - monument

Thomas Minor -
monument inscription

Thomas Stanton - monument

Thomas Stanton -
monument inscription
The Individual Graves

Thomas Minor's Wolfstone marker
April 23, 1608 - Oct. 23, 1690
and on the other side...

Grace Palmer - wife of Thomas Minor - daug of Walter Palmer and his first wife
May 9, 1612 or 14 - Oct. 12, 1690 (birth date from LDS & the Great Migration Begins)
The date inscribed on her stone looks like 1608 to me.


Walter Palmer's Wolfstone Marker
The date on his marker looks like 1585 - 1661
other sources say 1589 or 1590
Walter Palmer's Inscription -
Thomas Minor Diary says, Walter departed this world the 10th of November 1661.

Nehemiah Palmer - son of Walter Palmer and his second wife Rebecca Short

Nehemiah Palmer - Closer view
bapt. Nov. 23, 1637 - Feb. 17, 1717
His wife was Hannah Lord Stanton - daug. of Thomas and Anna (Lord) Stanton

Thomas Stanton and Anna Lord - Old stones
Anna's marker is unreadable.

Thomas Stanton and Anna Lord - new stone
Thomas Stanton 1616 - Dec. 2, 1677
Anna Lord 1614 - Sept. 4 1688