Old Meeting House Cemetery - Pittsfield, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Strattonator
N 43° 18.216 W 071° 19.453
19T E 311489 N 4797153
Quick Description: An historic marker indicating the location of Pittsfield's Old Meeting House Cemetery.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2012 12:16:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMF289
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The town's founder, John Cram, gave this land for a burial place, "in consideration of one ear of corn." Nearly 30 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried here, including Mr. Cram, Rev. Benjamin Sargent, Bradbury Green and "Jockey" Fogg. The cemetery contains the town's earliest dated tombstone, that of eight-year-old John Blake, who died 9-23-1792, and those of over a dozen children who died in the Spotted Fever Epidemic of 1813.
Marker Name: Old Meeting House Cemetery

Official Marker Number: Not Listed

Marker Type: Local/Unofficial

Marker Location: Pittsfield

Date Marker Established: Not listed

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