TracyA thunderstorm was threatening from the Northwest as we parked at the Cedar Knoll Country Club, walked up the sharp hill, and across Route 116 in Hinesburg to the Tracy Cemetery. Arthur Hyde's survey in 1989 indicated burials began in 1801, about 120 graves, and the condition was good with a few stones down. Nothing has changed; we found the same. The view from the cemetery to the West is pure Vermont. Abel Wyman, who came from Clarendon in 1815 and bought a thousand acres to lumber, farm, and raise stock, certainly beheld the same view. Abel, and his wife Polly, continue watching the sunset from their resting place in Tracy. Large rain drops began to fall as we scurried back to the car. We'll be back with some stakes, epoxy and shovels.
Dutton Cemetery, Leicester, Vermont
The Dutton Cemetery is located about 50 yards south of the present day parking lot for the Minnie Baker Trail off Vermont State Route 53 in Leicester, Vermont. The property is part of the Green Mountain National Forest. Nathan Bigelow Dutton, son of Thomas Dutton and Sarah Bigelow, was born on 19 Aug 1781 in Jaffrey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Nathan was living in Jaffrey, when in May 1804 he married Sarah/Sally Turner Baldwin, also of Jaffrey. Nathan was a tanner by trade and settled at Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont by 1814 when he and John McDonald purchased 149 acres in Brandon from Daniel Chipman of Middlebury... Read on...