Quaker and Macomber

On Easter Sunday 1990, the VOCA survey reads: Quaker and Macomber Cemetery. It was first used in 1809 and contains 25 graves. Status: Abandoned; most down, many unmarked, large boulder inscribed with burials and history of local Society of Friends…
On Easter Sunday 2014, we find: Quaker and Macomber Cemetery. Surrounded by beautiful white picket fence with separate gates to each cemetery. Quaker Cemetery has 100 upright stones with most inscriptions illegible; Macomber Cemetery has 18 upright stones with most inscriptions legible; no obvious damage to stones; grounds maintained; large boulder has not moved…
The good work goes on!

Feature Story

Interview with Peggy Jenks
Anyone who has researched their ancestors in Rutland County, Vermont knows the name Margaret R. “Peggy” Jenks. Peggy has catalogued every person on every gravestone in the 200+ cemeteries in the 27 towns of the county, and published these indexed listings in a series of 16 books. Peggy is also an accomplished genealogist, having researched and published books on early families in New England and New York. Peggy has been a long time member of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association and this month we caught up with her as the snow is about to allow her to continue her fieldwork... Read on...



Winter, Spring, Summer AND Fall contest

With a nod to the singer-songwriter James Taylor, rush out this weekend and take a picture of your favorite gravestone or other cemetery view! Capture the gravestone with a late FALL background. On January 1st take another picture of the same gravestone from the exact same camera position. On May Day do it again from the exact same spot. One more time on July 4th and send your four pictures to the webmaster. Add a descriptive paragraph or two or ten, and we will rotate the 4 pictures every 10 seconds as the big picture on the home page. All entries will appear on the home page in the months following. One entry will win an exciting prize! Here's your webmaster's Fall picture: General George Stannard, born 1820 in Georgia, Vermont, commanded Vermont regiments at Gettysburg, most notably against Pickett's Charge, is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington.