Zoar Cemetery

Newtown, Connecticut

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Zoar Cemetery entrance

Zoar Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut, dates from 1767. It is located off Route 34 (Berkshire Road) near the intersection of Toddy Hill Road in the Sandy Hook section of the town. The cemetery contains burials from all eras and is clearly still in use. The old section mainly has burials from the mid- to the late 1800s, although I was able to find one or two stones from the late 1700s, but the majority of the stones dating before 1900 were illegible. Other than the interments of John Angel and Luzon Burritt Morris, the cemetery is unremarkable. Morris was a governor of Connecticut who also served as a member of the State House of Representatives and as a member of the State Senate. (I did not get a photo of his stone, but it is a basic Celtic cross.) Angel was a critically-acclaimed sculptor of monuments, busts and medals. His work includes the six bronze doors to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Photos taken 28 July 2016.

Zoar Cemetery

Ephraim Adams

The oldest burial I came across:

"In Memory of

Mr. EPHRAIM ADAMS

who departed this Life

Nov.r 24th 1786

in the 73rd Year

of his Age."

Joseph Nettleton Phebe Curtis

"In memory of

JOSEPH NETTLETON

who died

Dec. 23, 1843

Aged 37 years ..."

"In memory of

PHEBE CURTIS

wife of JOSEPH NETTLETON

who died AUG. 1, 1892

Ae 85 Y'rs, 2 Mo's,

& 7 ds."

W.H. Shephard

"W. H. Shephard

1844

Almira A. Miller

His wife

1833 - 1911"

Angel monument

John Angel Elizabeth Day Seyomur

"Father

JOHN ANGEL

Sculptor

Born in Newton Abbot,

Devonshire, England

1881

Died 1960"

"Mother

ELIZABETH DAY SEYMOUR

Beloved wife of JOHN ANGEL

Born in Hudson, Ohio

1876

Died 1942"

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