Still AbandonedThe Vermont Old Cemetery Assocation's 1989 survey of Warner Cemetery in St. Albans reported the following: The cemetery was first used in 1848, contains 8 graves, and is abandoned. Our survey on Sunday reports the following: The cemetery was first used in 1848, contains 12 graves (according to Find A Grave), has 5 stones, 2 of which are broken and lying on the ground, is overgrown with brush, and is abandoned. Action items: 1) Who owns cemetery? St.Albans Town? Private? Association? Ecclesiastical? 2) Estimated out-of-pocket repair costs: epoxy $15, hardwood stakes $18, incidentals $10. 3) Need volunteer; contact St. Albans Boy Scouts and suggest as Eagle Scout project. 4) Work plan: Day 1: Pre-preservation survey 2 hours, clear brush and close mow 3 hours. Day 2: Excavate broken stones, clean, re-erect with epoxy and hardwood stakes 5 hours. Day 3: Remove hardwood stakes 1/2 hour. Post-preservation survey 1 hour. Fence planning 1 hour.
Harley Alfred Rowe
Harley Alfred Rowe, born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont on October 16, 1866, was one of four children of Lyman Pratt Rowe and Cornelia A.E. Whitmore. In 1870, Harley was living at home with his parents in Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont. At this time, at the age of three years, he was called “Charles A.” By 1880, 14 year old Harley was a farm laborer and a servant living on a farm in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont with Philip Cloys, a farmer, and his family. In 1888, Harley A. Rowe was residing in Salisbury, Addison County, Vermont where he was employed in a wood pulp manufacturing mill on the Leicester River... Read on...