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Pike Cemetery, Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA

earliest birth recorded in this cemetery: Elisha Hammond, b. 1770a - d. Nov 10 1842
oldest inscription in this cemetery: James M., 12-yo son of Nathan & Rebecca Pike, d. May 12 1828
most recent inscription in this cemetery: Isabel Parks b. 1857 - d. 1938
total inscriptions in this cemetery: 81
Transcribed 1980 by Eugenia Powers (1913-1985)
databased 2008 by Robert Goss
re-verified and corrected 2008 by me.
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          The Old Pike Burying Ground was moved from its previous location behind the church in Upper Waterford Village to its new location along the rear of the Upper Waterford section of the new Riverside Cemetery that was created during the summer of 1953. This move was made necessary as the old village of Upper Waterford was about to be inundated by the waters of the Samuel Moore Hydroelectric Dam.
          Although the layout of this cemetery was to be maintained in laying out the new Riverside Cemetery, the layout of the old cemetery was not followed in any manner and plots within the lots were realigned to optomise use of space while keeping individuals beside (if not in front or behind) those who were originally with them.
          There are 9 small, modern flat granite markers reading UNKNOWN provided by the N.E. Power Company when the Cemeteries were moved. These graves had no markers and the fact that there had been a body buried there was recognized by a dark streak of organic material in the ground. This soil was removed to the new location. I have not yet found documentaton identifying where these remains were found. As this area of the Riverside Cemetery is not laid out consistant with the old Pike Cemetery, it is unknown whether or not they were found as a single group, or scattered throughout the burying ground, or if some were from each of the two Upper Waterford cemeteries. Research continues.
          Some remains were moved to other cemeteries before the Power Co.'s moving of the entire cemetery; these plots have not yet been used, but may be in the future. Post-1953 burials are identified by Lot# vs. Row#.Stone# and are not included in the above statistics.

NOTE:  a slash / indicates the end of a line of engraving on the gravestone.
       blue Stone #s indicate gs sketched or photographed - click to view.
       DOBs followed by an a are calculated from the DOD on the stone minus the AGE on the stone.
       italics indicate the info is from other vital or town records; but, not actually on the stone.


Cem+
StoneNum
LastName FirstName Maiden DOB DOD Spouse/Parents Add'l Info
PI+33 Cuthbertson           3 unmarked graves per cem map; corners of lot marked with C.
PI+1.1 Hurlbutt Mary P    1842a 5/09/1867 daughter of W.D. & E.W. Hurlbutt AE. 24 years. A small marble stone about 2 feet high with curved top.
PI+1.2 Beede Phidelia A Buck 1/20/1830a 4/27/1860 Wife of F.D. Beede AEt. 30 yrs. 3 mos. / 7 days. Mottled gray marble with cap on top 3 high-- design under lettering is a sort of stylized flower (circle with corners added) and has at either side something that might be a bud with five stamens sticking out--but might just as well be a cuttlefish! This is on a lot of stones of this era.
PI+1.3 Buck Bradley    8/__/1827a 7/20/1829 son of Charles & Hannah Buck aged 1 year & 11 mo. Stone has an urn design at the top with fan-like sunburst in the upper corners, and a diamond design on the band under it. Soapstone.
PI+1.4 Hosmer Jefferson    1800a 3/07/1875   aged 74 y'rs. White marble about 4' tall w/curved top. Name band is incised so letters stand out. Line design at bottom.
PI+1.5 Hosmer Lois [Pike] 1807a 3/18/1893 Wife of Jefferson Hosmer aged 85 y'rs. Matches husband's stone. Died is on a slant, with a line design around it. Same design at bottom of the stone. This was Lois Pike who married Jefferson Hosmer. At one time he ran the hotel at Upper Waterford.
PI+1.6 Parks Althera M    1827a 5/03/1862 Wife of Milo Parks aged 34. White marble. Top edge is a double curve shape, like an open book; there is an incised oval medallion with a hand pointing to Heaven, and over it the words Gone Home. Name in a band with a tooth design.
PI+1.7 Parks Emily Tirzah    3/__/1852a 7/03/1853 daughter of M.K. and A.M. Parks AE. 1 y'r. 3 mo. Gray marble with cap. Circle with broken rosebud design.
PI+1.8a Parks Luther H.   5/__/1861a 2/09/1862   Small gray stone, footstone in size, totally illegible; probably there never was an inscription. Light gray with streaks that look like rust. Had a smooth feel like soapstone in 1980; in 2008, it is very rough & crumbling, appears to be soft marble; entire original surface will probably fall off this summer. Prob fs to 1.7; but, currently marks two graves of infant children of Milo Kent & Althera M. (Hosmer) Parks.
PI+1.8b Parks infant son   8/__/1850 8/06/1850   Small gray stone, footstone in size, totally illegible; probably there never was an inscription. Light gray with streaks that look like rust. Had a smooth feel like soapstone in 1980; in 2008, it is very rough & crumbling, appears to be soft marble; entire original surface will probably fall off this summer. Prob fs to 1.7; but, currently marks two graves of infant children of Milo Kent & Althera M. (Hosmer) Parks.
PI+1.9 Hosmer Madison P   1/21/1830a 8/06/1830 son of Jefferson and Lois Hosmer aged 6 months / & 16 days. Soapstone with sunburst in upper corners and weeping willow and urn. Verse: Sleep on, sweet babe / And take thy rest. / God called thee home / When he saw it best.
PI+1.10 Parks Isabel   1857 1932   Principal / of / St. Mary's School / 1900-1919. A jet black stone with a very smooth finish--marble?--scratch marks on the bottom look almost like a design, but it was done by the lawn mower. A lot of the stones in this cemetery have this sort of damage.
PI+1.11 Higgins Olive Hemingway  9/27/1813a 1/17/1902 wife of Wm. J. Higgins AE. 88 y'rs 3 mo. 21 ds. White marble about 4' high, with willow design around name band. Peculiar style of lettering; letters in DIED look like cross-stitch.
PI+1.12 Higgins Wm. J   9/__/1808a 3/29/1857   AE 48 y'rs & 6 mo's. Stone matches his wife's.
PI+33a Grant Kristen Lee   8/07/1986 9/27/2002    
PI+33b Grant Mathew Tylor   1/27/1998 1/27/1998    
PI+32 Grant           Ken & Sandra Grant's lot per cem map - no stones there in 2008
PI+2.1 Green Calvin    6/30/1829a 8/01/1895   AE 66 YS. 1 MO. 2 DS. Co. K. 15th Regt. Vt. Vol. White marble with curved top.
PI+2.2 Green Elisabeth D Higgins  5/25/1833a 8/20/1912 Wife of Calvin Green AE 79 YS. 2 MS 26 DS. White marble--matches husband's.
PI+2.3 Pike Miner   1805a 2/14/1845   AE. 39. Plain white marble with square top, no design at all--about 3' high, 18 wide.
PI+2.4 Pike James M   [2/11]/1816 5/12/1828 son of Mr Nathan / & Mrs Rebecca Pike. aged 12 years. Gray schist (or soapstone)--round projection at top; weeping willow w/thick leaves and urn at top; below is a portal type design w/circular space for the inscription with palms above and below. A very nice stone. There is a round-toped soapstone footstone with initials JMP.
PI+2.5             Pike Monument--pillar type--about 6' tall and 1' square with inscriptions on the front and sides--light gray marble.
PI+2.5a.1 Pike Nathan    2/11/1803 1/12/1887   Inscription on front. There is a masonic symbol at the top, a curved line design, & an egg border at the bottom. Square granite base.
PI+2.5a.2 Pike Julia Joshlin 10/22/1804 2/02/1876 His wife Inscription on front. dc says d.Feb 03 1877
PI+2.5b.1 Pike William    02/__/1828a 5/16/1846 son of N. & J. Pike AE 18 y'rs 3 mo. Inscription on right side. A curved line design with a sheaf of wheat in the center.
PI+2.5b.2 Pike Julia M    4/__/1833a 4/06/1853 Dau. of N. & J. Pike AE 20 y'rs. Inscription on right side.
PI+2.5c             Back, No inscription.
PI+2.5d.1 Pike Jefferson H   3/30/1841 6/06/1864   Inscription on left side.
PI+2.5d.2 Pike Mary   1/12/1838 5/10/1881   Inscription on left side.
PI+2.6 Pike Rebecca    4/__/1773a 9/28/1865   AEt. 92 yrs. 5 mos. White marble with light gray marking--stone about 4' high--name on a band.
PI+2.7 Pike Nathan, Esq   1772a 8/06/1829   aged 57 years / He was a Royal Arch Mason & / much respected in the / lodge / He was an early settler of Vermont & has / contributed much toward converting the wil- / derness into a fruitful field. / Rest here, blest shade, thy work is done, / Thy toyles on earth are ore, / Repose in peace, till Christ the son, / Shall wake thy dust once more. Stone--curved with rising sun at top--underneath willow and urn--design of interlocked circles around the inscriptions. Fan-shaped designs with dots--a fancy stone. The edge looks like layers as in slate but it is not slate; a very light gray color, rarely seen in town, weathers very well. The Masonic inscription is unusual in view of the Anti-Masonic activity going on at the time. Round-topped footstone: N.P.
PI+2.8 Furby Robert    7/__/1794a 4/26/1867   AEt. 72 yrs. 9 mos. Mottled white and gray marble with pointed (low angle) top--there is a footstone with curved top.
PI+2.9 Furby Betsy [Hemingway]  1/24/1796a 11/9/1877 wife of Robert Furby AE. 81 ys. 9 ms. 16 d. Same as husband's stone, except that the design under the inscription is simplified.
PI+2.10 Furby William    1824a 7/26/1884   AE 60 yrs. White marble, low angle top; name band is curved, ivy design around band.
PI+2.11 Furby George W    9/__/1828a 7/11/1892   AE 63 YS. 10 MS. White marble, curved top; vine tracery and ivy leaves at top of stone.
PI+2.12 Furby Sylvanus H    7/__/1826a 8/9/1903   AE. 77 YS. 1 MO. Same design as the George Furby stone. Footstone with curved top. [Betsy Furby was a Hemingway. This person was named for Sylvanus Hemingway, an early town clerk of Waterford].
PI+2.13.1 Rowell Mary Jane    1829a 9/08/1848 Only dau'rs of Jona & / Cynthia A. Rowell AE. 19 yrs. White marble with square top--plain classical square design without decoration. Verse at bottom--Farewell, bright souls, a short forewell, / Till we shall meet again above, / In the sweet groves where pleasures dwell, / And trees of life bear fruits of love.
PI+2.13.2 Rowell Lucy Maria    1834a 4/16/1849 Only dau'rs of Jona & / Cynthia A. Rowell AE. 14 yrs. White marble with square top--plain classical square design without decoration. There is a matching footstone for LMR only.
PI+3.0 Bowen Hiram   [6/06/1896] [9/14/1965]   Unmarked pauper's grave per cem map; E.P. said in 1980 that he was in Riverside section, down on the sidehill across the driveway left of Leland Powers Lot
PI+3.1 Bailey Joseph Q    4/__/1848a 8/14/1853 Son of Jonathan L. & Mary / Bailey AE. 5 y's. 4 mo. Gray marble--small, 14 wide, 20 tall.
PI+3.2 Bailey Mary Elizabeth    5/06/1842a 4/16/1843 dau. of Jonathan L. & Mary Bailey. AE 11 mo. & 19 da. Small 10 wide, 18 tall; soapstone, sunburst in corners of top panel and urn in center w/o willow--underneath band with willow design.
PI+3.3a Plumley Gilman D    8/20/1847a 4/09/1849 Son of J. H. & S. M. Plumley AE 19 m's & 20 ds. White marble with square top, low, about 3'--There are footstones on either side of the headstone with the children's names and dates, which match the headstone. To the left there is a footstone marked JH, and to the right one marked SMP. This suggests that the parents were buried on either side of the children's graves. If so, removal & reinterment permits would have been issued for all four. Need to check.
PI+3.3b Plumley Susan A    7/05/1849a 9/11/1849 dau't. of J. H. & S. M. Plumley AE 2 m's & 6 d's
PI+3.4 Ford Gardner    1819a 8/23/1858   aged 39. Plain stone, mottled white and gray marble w/ low angle top; same cuddlefish design under inscription as on PI+1.2; square top footstone.
PI+3.5a Walbridge Almira P    1821a 10/31/1848 wife of H. Walbridge AE 27. White marble about 4' high; square top & square design--resembles molding in houses of period (Empire); Name in incised area, a parallelogram with the corners curved in--a handsome stone; matching footstone. Possibly these women share a gs because because they were sisters?? Susan Plumley's baby boy (Gilman-PI+3.3a) died in April 1849. Susan M, herself, died in July 1849, following childbirth, which might not have been the cause of her death. Susan A (PI+3.3b) was 2 months old when she died in Sept 1849, so she must have been born early in July.
PI+3.5b Plumley Susan M     7/20/1849 wife of J.H. Plumley age below ground line
PI+3.6 Hill Cynthia H    1795a 5/13/1829 wife of Daniel Hill Aged 33 years. A tall black slate stone with weeping willow and urn at the top which is curved. Top corners have ball design. The inscription is on a circle and the area outside the circle is stippled. There is a fan or sunburst in the corners of the inscription area. Space for verse at the bottom, but no verse. The willow and urn design is different from the other weeping willow designs in this cemetery.
PI+3.7 Hill Daniel    1795a 12/23/1859   aged 64. White marble. Stone broken and set into the ground--must be only half its original height--a plain classical design with square top.
PI+3.8 Hill John H    1823a 7/26/1846   AE 23. Marble--also broken and set into the ground, reducing the height--plain classical design--name in a square band.
PI+3.9a Cook Capt. Solomon   7/15/1783 3/23/1839   AEt. 55 y'rs. Veteran's flag. Gray and white marble--fancy edge on name bands--tilted.
PI+3.9b Cook Sally Hosmer  2/11/1784 8/13/1863 his wife [of Capt Cook] AEt. 79 y'rs.
PI+3.10a Cobb Julia    9/__/1846a 8/31/1851 Child of C.J. & J.A. Cobb AE. 4 y's 11 mo. On left panel; twin of Jewett. Stone with double pointed top divided into 2 panels. Design is medallion with hand pointing up. They lost 4 children in less than 5 months. Enfield, N.H. in lower-right corner; stone down - broken off at groundline winter of 2008.
PI+3.10b Cobb Jewett    9/__/1846a 10/04/1851 Child of C.J. & J.A. Cobb AE 5 y'rs. On left panel; twin of Julia. Stone with double pointed top divided into 2 panels. Design is medallion with hand pointing up. They lost 4 children in less than 5 months. Enfield, N.H. in lower-right corner; stone down - broken off at groundline winter of 2008.
PI+3.10c Cobb Solon    1843a 10/01/1851 Child of C.J. & J.A. Cobb AE. 8 y'rs. On right panel. Stone with double pointed top divided into 2 panels. Design is medallion with hand pointing up. They lost 4 children in less than 5 months. Enfield, N.H. in lower-right corner; stone down - broken off at groundline winter of 2008.
PI+3.10d Cobb Melville    5/22/1841a 2/22/1852 Child of C.J. & J.A. Cobb AE 10 y's 9 mo. On right panel. Stone with double pointed top divided into 2 panels. Design is medallion with hand pointing up. They lost 4 children in less than 5 months. Enfield, N.H. in lower-right corner; stone down - broken off at groundline winter of 2008.
PI+3.11a Richardson Edward C    5/__/1849a 9/23/1851   Aged 2 yrs 4 mos. Stone is light gray, rather coarse-grained, soft marble, and badly eroded--has a gable cap on it--circular design on top is probably a rose. The lettering was plain, large, and raised and has practically washed away (1980) - no longer readable in 2008.
PI+3.11b Richardson John    8/__/1843a 10/03/1851    Aged 8 yrs 2 mos.
PI+3.12 Jennison Abby    11/__/1847a 9/08/1851 dau'r of Wm and Abby Jennison AE. 3 y'rs. 10 mo. Small stone, white marble, rose branch design with a bud cut off and lying below.
PI+4.1 Hammond Elisha    1770a 11/10/1842   AE 72. Veteran's flag. Militia & War of 1812: Capt Morrill's Co of detached militia in 1812 and Capt Gordon's Co of 11th Regt in 1813 per "Vt Roster of Soldiers in the War of 1812". Gray soapstone, with urn and willow top, blank corners, willow band. Has a square topped soapstone footstone marked E. H.
PI+4.2 Stoddard Almira P    1812a 10/06/1857 wife of Norman Stoddard aged 45. White marble with angled top--name band with in-curved corners--Cuttlefish design under inscription (like PI+1.2).
PI+4.3 Pike Catherine    1798a 5/08/1866 wife of / Hon. Brigham Pike AE. 67. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. White marble w/low angled top; incised name band. Square topped footstone without letters.
PI+4.4 Parks 2 infants   no dates   INFANT / Children of / Hiram M. & / Allice H. / Parks. This is a small white marble stone with angled top. Center pane is shaped like the gable end of a traditional house and has the inscription on it. Nothing on back of this stone.
PI+4.5 Joslin Louisa J    1843a 12/29/1854 dau't of / Josiah & Louisa / Joslin Aged 21. Low angled top--has incised medallion with hand pointing upward--Puritan type cuff, and the words Gone Home cut above it--the d in Aged has a fancy curlique and there is some tracery in the name band.
PI+4.6 Brown Sarah    5/04/1810a 2/04/1848 wife of O. L. Brown AE. 37 yrs. 9 mos. Stone broken and pieced and half buried--bottom part undoubtedly gone--White marble with very plain design. In 2008 there is a break running from the ground 1/3 way from the left, up to the right at a 45 degree angle -- what is interesting is that although the main stone has been darkened by fungus, the bottom-right corner is clean, bright white, & the crystals even shine; odd.
PI+4.7   INFANT         A modern flat gray-granite grass-high marker.
PI+4.8 Caswell Laura         A modern flat gray-granite grass-high marker.
PI+4.9   Unknown         Small soapstone, footstone in size--no carving even to touch; prob. fs to PI+4.10.
PI+4.10 Stoddard     3/23/1844a 4/07/1844 Son of Norman & Almira Stoddard AE 15 days. Small soapstone headstone with an urn design at the top.. Child's name is not given. The names of Norman and Almira Stoddard and their son, Azro D. are on the back of a Stoddard monument in Section A, Row 6, #2. No dates on that inscription.
PI+4.11   Unknown       Veteran's flag. If they don't know who this is, how do they know he/she was a veteran??? Will check w/AmLegion. These are modern flat gray-granite grass-high markers provided by the N.E. Power Company when the Pike Cemetery was moved. These graves had no markers and the fact that there had been a body buried there was recognized by a dark streak of organic material in the ground. This soil was removed to the new location.
PI+4.12   Unknown         See #PI+4.11
PI+4.13   Unknown         See #PI+4.11
PI+4.14   Unknown         See #PI+4.11
PI+4.15 Powers Nelson    1817a 8/31/1876   AE. 59 yrs. Name band has a wavy background pattern. White marble with an angled top. Possibility that this stone might have been shortened through breakage is noted.
PI+4.16 Powers Jesse    12/09/1847a 1/07/1854 son of Nelson & Elisabeth Powers AE 6 yr's. 29 dys. Verse at bottom: His lovely eyes forever closed, / In peace he slumbers now. / Triumphant death has set his seal / Upon his marble brow. / Ah, cold and senseless now he lies / Low in his narrow bed. / We trust his spirit lives above, / Although his body's dead.
   White marble. A fancy stone. Semi-circular design at top--a rose tree with 2 large full-blown flowers on it and a bud on the ground underneath. The name JESSE is superimposed on the rose tree.
PI+4.17 Peabody Neal   11/12/1879 3/30/1881 son of E. H. & M. J. Bliss Low white marble stone with marble base--Conventionized leaf design at top--acanthus??
PI+5.1   Unknown       Veteran's flag. If they don't know who this is, how do they know he/she was a veteran??? Will check w/AmLegion. See #PI+4.11
PI+5.2   Unknown         See #PI+4.11
PI+5.3   Unknown         See #PI+4.11
PI+5.4   Unknown         See #PI+4.11

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