West New Haven Cemetery

After spending a couple of hours watching the heifer judging on Saturday morning at the Addison County Fair and Field Days, we headed south on Field Days Road and immediately came across the West New Haven Cemetery. The four headstones in the first row have a westerly view of Vermont fields and hillsides that can’t be described in words; you know the view we are talking about. We saw Sturdevant with a “D” and Sturtevant with a “T” on stone after stone; 34 D’s and T’s all told. Abby Maria Hemenway relates that early settler Justus Sturdevant arrived in New Haven in 1775 with his family, only to be taken prisoner in 1778 by Indians and Tories, who burnt his house, destroyed most of his property, and took him to Quebec. Justus was released in 1782, and is buried just down the road in the First Weybridge Hill Cemetery.

Feature Story

Susanna Sherman Scott, Home Again

Members of the Barre Town, Vermont cemetery commission brought a long lost soul back to her parents in a ceremony held on September 9 at Wilson Cemetery. Susanna passed away in 1793 a few months after Susanna Sherman married Jacob Scott. Susanna, daughter of Asaph and Lucy Whitney Sherman joined Jacob Scott in marriage in April of 1793. A death record showed Susanna passed in June of the same year, the index card of the record gave no reason for her death.

Several years ago, the Booth family of Barre recovered a gravestone in their field that could not be matched to a grave site. Not wanting to abandon the stone on site, the family kept the stone in their basement. At the passing of Mr. Booth, a longtime selectman in Barre, Barre Town Manager Carl Rogers asked the family if they would turn custody of the stone over to the Barre Town Cemetery Commission.

Once in their custody, the commission debated what could ultimately be done with the old slate monument... Read on...

VOCA Fall Meeting Saturday October 7, 2017

St. Monica's Church - in the rectory
Address: 79 Summer St, Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-3253
Max Occupancy: 60 People
Handicapped Accessible - there is an elevator
Church lets out at 8:45 AM but we are good to go for coffee hour from 9-10 AM

Meeting agenda:
Business meeting: 10 AM - 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM - 1 PM
Food will be from: Quarry Kitchen
Cost: $13.00 per person
Lasagna, Salad, Bread & Butter

RSVP with payment to:
Jeni Newman
146 St Peter Street
Winooski, VT 05404
or call : 802-999-6031

Afternoon activity:
1:15 PM -ish
Complimentary tour of Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
Approximately 45 minutes

Here are the Google Map directions from St. Monica's Church to Rock of Ages Granite Quarry.