Old Center Cemetery, North Haven, New Haven County, CT

The "Old Center Cemetery" sits on the "Town Green" in the center of North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.   It is located adjacent to a beautiful stand of monuments honoring local veterans of all American wars, foreign and domestic, and the current "Green" at which certain town functions, including musical concerts, are still conducted.   The best way to reach the Town Green and Center Cemetery, if you are not familiar with the town, is to enter the cross streets of Church St. and Broadway (or, St. John St.) into your GPS device.

The plaque erected by the town and state historical commission (below) describe the place far better than I can:
"A part of Indian land bought in 1638 for New Haven, North Haven was incorporated in 1786.   The center area was settled in 1670 by the Humiston, Thorpe, and Blakeslee families.   A separate parish or church society was formed in 1716.   The Reverund James Pierpont gave the Green for a meeting house, burial ground, and drill field.   In the old cemetery lie veterans of the Revolutionary War, including Sergeant Jacob Thorpe, killed at East Haven in 1779.   The Reverund Benjamin Trumbull, patriot and historian, lived here from 1760 to 1820.   Here were born Ezra Stiles, President of Yale 1778-1795, and hobart B. Bigelow, Governor of Connecticut 1881-1883.   Theophilus Eaton, a founder of New Haven, opened a brickyard here in 1640.   Bog iron also was mined near Pool Road after 1656.   Where first was a humble farming village, small manufacturing enterprises soon sprang up, heralding present-day North Haven as a thriving industrial and residential town."     Erected by the Town of North Haven and the Connecticut Historical Commission, 1978

The burial ground was active from about 1723 to about 1882.   Most of the stones are, as you would expect, terribly eroded.   Some few are still legible.   The tombstones were transcribed a long time ago and that work can be accessed at the Hale Collection web page.   Our interest was merely to take about 150 photographs and post them here for your perusal.   We hope you find this work somewhat useful.  Inquiries for genealogical and other information pertaining to the cemetery and those interred here would probably be best addressed by the North Haven Historical Society as we do not have access to any information other than that gleaned from these tombstones.


Transcription: (Click on link to view image of tombstone)

  • Andrus, Alfred (son of Pierpont and Sibbyl Abdrus) ~~ died Nov 12, 1846, aged 41 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Baldwin, Emily (wife of Rev. A. C. Baldwin; dau of Joseph and Eunice Foote) ~~ Mar 13, 1804 - Oct 1, 1886   Tombstone Photograph

  • Barns, Capt. Samuel ~~ died Jul 21, 1762, in the 57th year of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Barns, Elizabeth (late wife of Capt. Samuel Barns) ~~ died Sep 27, 1751   Tombstone Photograph

  • Barns, Justus ~~ died Mar 21, 1754, aged 23 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Daniel ~~ died Dec 5, 1809, in the 83d yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Ensign Abram ~~ died Apr 10, 1755, in the 63d year of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Eunice ~~ died Mar 9, 1815, aged 74 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Linas (son of Obed and Susannah Bassett) ~~ died Mar 15, 1815, aged 18 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Lydia (dau of Obed and Susannah Bassett ~~ died Jan 29, 1809, aged 19 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Mehetible (relict of Abram Bassett) ~~ died Mar 5, 1785, aged 85   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Rosannah (wife of Isaac Bassett ~~ died Dec 21, 1842, aged 80   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bassett, Susannah ~~ died Sep 23, 1815, aged 9 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bishop, Eleanor (wife of Lieut. David Bishop) ~~ died Feb 16, 1780, in the 42d yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bishop, Justus, esq. ~~ died Feb 27, 1836, aged 70   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakeslee, Lieut. Isaac ~~ died Nov 16, 1814, age 81 yrs   Tombstone Photograph   Note: Hale Collection lists surname spelling as Blakslee

  • Blakslee, Abraham ~~ died Mar 28, 1818   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Lois, (wife of Lieut Isaac Blakslee) ~~ died Feb 11, 1805, aged 65 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Lydia (wife of Lieut. Isaac Blakslee) ~~ died Nov 15, 1796, in the 66th year of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Phebe (wife of Seth Blakslee) ~~ died Oct 17, 1772, in the 32 yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Rachel (dau of Capt. Abraham and Abigail Blakslee) ~~ died Apr 16, 1777, aged 4 yrs and 2 mo   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Seth ~~ died Apr 17, 1799, aged 62   Tombstone Photograph

  • Blakslee, Thede (dau of Jonah and Elisabeth Blakslee ~~ died Aug 26, 1794, in the 20th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Elizabeth (wife of David Bradley) ~~ died Oct 17, 1766   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, James ~~ died Feb 12, 1769, in the 81st yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Joel ~~ died Jan 27, 1797, in the 75th yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Joseph ~~ died Dec 27, 1809, aged 67   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Mabel (wife of Joseph Bradley) ~~ died Sep 12, 1835, aged 92 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Sarah (wife of James Bradley) ~~ died Jun 3, 1766, in the 74th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Sarah (wife of Moses Bradley) ~~ died Dec 17, 1769, age 57 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Sarah (wife of Theophilus Bradley) ~~ died Jan 3, 1840, aged 80   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Theophilus ~~ died Aug 23, 1828, age 65 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bradley, Titus ~~ died Feb 9, 1811, aged 65   Tombstone Photograph

  • Brooks, Benjamin ~~ died Jan 29, 1784, aged 64 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Brooks, Melinda (dau of Capt. Lemy and Mela Brooks) ~~ died Apr 28, 1799   Tombstone Photograph

  • Brooks, Reuben (son of Benjamin Brooks) ~~ died Feb 11, 1784, aged 23 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clark, Caleb ~~ died Mar 2, 1830, aged 84   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clark, Cephas ~~ died Feb 3, 1845, aged 58   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clark, Mary (wife of Phinehas Clark) ~~ died Apr 16, 1773   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clark, Parma (wife of Cephas Clark) ~~ died Sep 24, 1826   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clark, Phinehas ~~ died Apr 6, 1772, aged 85 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Abigail (wife of Lieut. Joel Cooper) ~~ died Nov 12, 1774, in the 48th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Benjamin E. (son of Joseph and Phebe Cooper) ~~ died Oct 25, 1802, aged 6 yrs. 6 mos. 23 days   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Betsey (dau of James and Sarah Cooper) ~~ died Apr 22, 1791, aged 1 yr and 10 mo   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Eleazer (son of John and Miriam Cooper) ~~ died Dec 6, 1780, in the 22d yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Elvira S. ~~ died Aug 18, 1882, aged 65 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, James ~~ died May 26, 1838   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, John ~~ died May 24, 1771, in the 37 yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Levi ~~ died Aug 7, 1859, aged 84 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Lieut. Joel ~~ died Feb 19, 1808, in the 85th yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Mary (consort of Thomas Cooper) ~~ died May 21, 1785, in the 41 yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Miriam (wife of John Cooper) ~~ died Dec 13, 1766, age 30 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Sarah (wife of James Cooper) ~~ died Sep 28, 1835, aged 66   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cooper, Sybil (wife of Levi Cooper) ~~ died Jun 22, 1865, aged 82 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cowles, Eunice Ann (wife of Rev. Orson Cowles, A. M.; and dau of Joseph and Eunice Foote) ~~ born Jul 1, 1809 - no death date   Tombstone Photograph

  • Daggett, James (son of Philip Daggett) ~~ died (at Sea) Sep 11, 1783, in the 21st yr of his age  Tombstone Photograph

  • Daggett, Philip ~~ died Dec 13, 1783, in the 45th yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Daggett, Thomas (son of Philip and Bede Daggett) ~~ died Sep 15, 1776, in the 6th mo of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Doolittle, Daniel ~~ died Dec 17, 1808, aged 68   Tombstone Photograph

  • Doolittle, Rebekka (wife of Daniel Doolittle) ~~ died Feb 25, 1774, in the 30th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Eastman, Julia (wife of Benjamin C. Eastman) ~~ died Jun 25, 1833, aged 22   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Eunice Foote (wife of Joseph Foote) ~~ Jul 14, 1777 - Nov 12, 1833, age 56   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Hannah W. Davis (wife of William Cullen Foote) ~~ born Apr 18, 1815 - no death date   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Jared (son of Joseph and Mary Foote) ~~ Jan 2, 1800 - Jul 28, 1873, aged 73   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Joseph, MD (graduated Yale College, class of 1787)~~ May 12, 1770 - Apr 24, 1836, aged 66   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Mary Bassett (wife of Dr. Joseph Foote) ~~ Mar 29, 1777 - Sep 3, 1801, aged 24   Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, Rebecca Beecher (wife of Jared Foote) ~~ born Jan 9, 1800 - no death date nbsp; Tombstone Photograph

  • Foote, William Cullen (graduated Yale College, class of 1832) (son of Joseph and Eunice Foote) ~~ born Nov 6, 1811 - no death date   Tombstone Photograph

  • Goodyar, Capt. Theo ~~ died Apr 22, 1757, aged 59 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Griggs, Fanna ~~ died Oct 18, 1802, in her 15th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Hull, John ~~ died Mar 21, 1823, aged 75 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Hull, Marthar, wife of John ~~ died Feb 28, 1815, age 68 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Humastun, John ~~ died Dec 7, 1767, in the 82d yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Humeston, Mary (dau of Deacon James and Dorcas Humeston) ~~ died Nov 21, 1773, in the 20th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Allen ~~ died May 6, 1833, in his 69th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Betsey (wife of Allen Ives) ~~ died Jan 12, 1835, aged 59   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Capt Dan ~~ died Mar 27, 1776, in the 54th yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Capt Joseph ~~ died Nov 1, 1751, aged 79 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Capt. Noah ~~ died Oct 15, 1800, aged 70 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Dan ~~ died Aug 11, 1801, aged 42   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Mary (wife of Capt Dan) ~~ died Jul 17, 1754, in the 27th year of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Mella (dau of Dan and Mary Ives) ~~ died May 1, 1795, aged 9   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ives, Molly (first wife of Allen Ives) ~~ died Apr 29, 1825, in her 57th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Jacobs, Harry (son of Stephen and Mary Jacobs) ~~ died Jan 10, 1821, age 34   Tombstone Photograph

  • Jacobs, Leveret (son of Stephen and Mary Jacobs) ~~ died (in Guadaloupe?) Mar 2, 1800, age 19   Tombstone Photograph

  • Jacobs, Lydia (consort of Stephen Jacobs) ~~ died Mar 1, 1769, in the 22d yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Jacobs, Mary (wife of Stephen Jacobs) ~~ died May 17, 1802, age 55   Tombstone Photograph

  • Jacobs, Stephen ~~ died Jun 26, 1825, aged 82 yrs ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Lines, Clark R. ~~ died Oct 8, 1879, aged 61 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Lines, Elizabeth Cooper (wife of Clark R. Lines) ~~ died Jan 27, 1868, aged 41 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mansfield, Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Mansfield) ~~ died Mar 4, 1763, aged 86 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mansfield, Hannah (relict of Thomas Mansfield) ~~ died Nov 24, 1798, in the 81st yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mansfield, Hannah (wife of Titus Mansfield) ~~ died Dec 11, 1838, aged 66   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mansfield, Mary (wife of Richard Mansfield) ~~ died Mar 13, 1828, aged 65 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mansfield, Miss Polly (dau of Thomas Mansfield, esq. and Hannah, his wife) ~~ died Jun 3, 1875, age 18 less 11 days   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mix, Samuel ~~ died Nov 6, 1827, age 72 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Mix, Susanna (wife of Samuel) ~~ died Jul 16, 1810, aged 46 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Monson, Edeline ~~ died Jul 21, 1837, aged 30   Tombstone Photograph

  • Monson, George W. ~~ died Jan 12, 1830, aged 14 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Munson, Amos ~~ died Jun 25, 1827, aged 40 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Munson, Mabel (dau of Thomas Mansfield, esq. and Hannah, his wife) ~~ died Feb 20, 1789, in the 46th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Munson, Mary ~~ died Jan 10, 1839, aged 43 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Munson, Polly (wife of Amos Munson) ~~ died May 8, 1811, in the 26 yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Parde, Mary (wife of James parde) ~~ died Sep 1, 1796   Tombstone Photograph

  • Parkins, Ann ~~ died Dec 5, 1774, in the 64th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Annis (wife of Joseph Pierpont) ~~ died Sep 4, 1800   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Pierpont) ~~ died Sep 20, 1804, aged 77   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Lucy (dau of Joseph Pierpont) ~~ died Nov 4, 1792   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Lydia (wife of James Pierpont) ~~ died Dec 15, 1814, aged 84 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Lydia (wife of Joseph Pierpont, ?esq?) ~~ died Nov 9, 1783, in her 48th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Pierpont, Mercy (wife of Andrew Pierpont; dau of Joshua Barns, esq. ~~ died May 20, 1840, aged 51   Tombstone Photograph

  • Rogers, Josiah ~~ died Dec 30, 1839, aged 45   Tombstone Photograph

  • Sanford, Mary (wife of Whiting Sanford; dau of Joseph and Mary Foote) ~~ Jun 3, 1798 - Nov 16, 1821, aged 23   Tombstone Photograph

  • Smith, Benjamin ~~ died Aug 18, 1806, aged 7 mos   Tombstone Photograph

  • Smith, Lois (wife of Oliver Smith) ~~ died Jul 20, 1806, aged 27 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Smith, Rosannah (widow of Thomas Smith) ~~ died Feb 3, 1845 or 6, aged 65   Tombstone Photograph

  • Thorp, Anna (consort of the late Isaac Thorp) ~~ died Jun 6, 1801, in her 76th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Thorp, Lydia (wife of Asa Thorp) ~~ died Mar 30, 1815, aged 49 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Thorp, Miriam (relict of Titus Thorp) ~~ died May 11, 1842   Tombstone Photograph

  • Thorpe, Jacob (Sgt Col. Wooster's Regt / Rev War) ~~ died Jul 5, 1779, age 32   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Benjamin ~~ died Nov 28, 1758, aged 65   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Eliezer ~~ died Nov 30, 1771, in his 65th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Elizabeth, wife of Titus ~~ died Apr 17, 1756   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Enos ~~ died Jun 17, 1803, aged 74   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Hannah (wife of Christopher Todd) ~~ died Mar 8, 1782, in the 67th year of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Hezekiah ~~ died Nov 19, 1794, aged 66   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Mary (wife of Lieut. James Todd) ~~ died Mar 27, 1770, in the 67th year of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Mehetible (dau of Christopher and Hannah Todd) ~~ died Oct 19, 1759, in her 8th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Mehitable (wife of Eliezer Todd) ~~ died Oct 23, 1753, in her 49th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Sarah (consort of Enos Todd) ~~ died May 23, 1795, aged 53   Tombstone Photograph

  • Todd, Thankfull (wife of Eliezer Todd) ~~ died Dec 12, 1747, aged 41 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Trumbull, David (son of Benjamin and Martha Trumbull) ~~ died Dec 26, 1762, aged 9 mo and 16 days   Tombstone Photograph

  • Trumbull, Elizabeth (dau of Benjamin and Martha Trumbull) ~~ died Sep 10, 1775, aged ?   Tombstone Photograph

  • Turner, Joseph ~~ died May 15, 1766, in the 53d yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Capt. Ezra ~~ died Jun 11, 1793, in the 73rd year of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Eleazer (son of Jonathan and Sybiel Tuttle) ~~ died Feb 6, 1794, aged 6th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Elisabeth (dau of Solomon and Eunice Tuttle) ~~ died Oct 30, 1775, in the 3d yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, George R. ~~ died Sep 28, 1831, aged 30   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Hannah (consort of Ens. Ezra Tuttle) ~~ died Oct 1760   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, infant (son of Jonathan and Sybiel Tuttle) ~~ died Oct 17, 1786   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Isaiah ~~ died Sep 11, 1776, in the 73d yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Joel ~~ died Oct 10, 1826, aged 80 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Jonathan ~~ died Dec 1725, aged 24 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Mary (widow of Jonathan Tuttle) ~~ died Dec 1726, aged 24 yrs   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Sarah (dau of Deacon Isaiah and Susannah Tuttle) ~~ died Apr 21, 1760   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Sarah (wife of Simon Tuttle) ~~ died Nov 1758, in her 34th yr   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Susannah (dau of Christopher and Hannah Tuttle) ~~ no dates   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Susannah (dau of Deacon Isaiah and Susannah Tuttle) ~~ died Nov 26, 1760   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, William ~~ died Oct 4, 1790, in the 73 yr of his age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Zerulah (dau of Solomon and Eunice Tuttle) ~~ died Aug 9, 1775, in the 3d yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph

  • Tuttle, Zerulah ~~ died Mar 3, 1848, aged 70   Tombstone Photograph

  • Walter, Esther (wife of Jacob Walter) ~~ died Feb 6, 1828, aged 62   Tombstone Photograph

  • Walter, George (only child of Wooster B. and Ann Walter) ~~ died May 31, 1851, aged 33   Tombstone Photograph

  • Walter, Jacob ~~ died Dec 2, 1822, aged 66   Tombstone Photograph

  • Walter, Mary (dau of Thomas and Mehetabel Walter) ~~ died May 30, 1756   Tombstone Photograph

  • Wolcott, Lavinia (wife of Rev. William Wolcott, A. M.; dau of Joseph and Eunice Foote) ~~ Sep 16, 1806 ~~ died Jan 9, 1832, age 25   Tombstone Photograph