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East Sheldon Cemetery

Located on the East Sheldon to "West Enosburg or Duffy Hill Road" intersection this burial ground occupies a small hillside on the south side of the road about 1/2 mile from the center of East Sheldon and next to the Parent farm. It is easy to find but also easy to drive by. Accoding to Find A Grave the cemetery has a total of 240 memorals, however it does not appear to be that many stones in place. It is in poor condition with several stones tipped over, some buried in the ground, and some apparently buried. The oldest stone apparently reads 1802.

 

This book, in the possession of the Historical Society, bears the title "Book of Records of the East Sheldon Cemetery.

This page in Art 2 indicates that the first meeting of the association was held on November 4, 1863. John Goodsall was the chairman.

The last entry in the book dated June 16, 1888 is for the annual meeting. It is entirely in ink and quill a represents some difficulty in reading.

 

The image to the left is a partial scan of the East Sheldon Plot Map showing the numbers and locations of sites and based on the directional coordinates of N,W,S,E. We did not attempt to compare it with the stones during out visit.

 

The Surnames in the cemetery include:
Austin, Baker, Bashaw, Bliss, Bulkley, Chadwick, Chamberlain and Chamberlin, Clark, Clendening, DeMarieno, Deming, Douglas and Douglass, Draper, Duclos, Eldred, Fairbanks, Fanton, Fish, Foster, Goodsell, Grant, Graves, Haskin, Herrick, Heyer, Hicks, Howard, Hubbell, Hulbert and Hurlburt, Jacques, Jerome, Kimball, Lloyd, Machia, Marrano, Martin, Mcgowan, McManus, Morrow, Northrop, Nutting, Pettingill, Pier, Rosefore, Shattuck, Sheldon, Stebbins, Stufflebean, Thomas, Tracy, Tuttle, 1 Unknown, Wallace, Whitney, Willett, Willams and Wyman.

 
Pictures of stones we photographed on a vist in August 2018
 
 

One of the better preserved stone.

It appears to be a 1956 birth

 
 
 
This appears to be an infant death at age 1 year 6 months and 19 days with a death on Sept 4, 1850