From Fitch Bay take Route 247 South toward Beebe. After several
miles turn left on Bissell Road. The cemetery is less than one kilometer
on the left in a grove of trees in the middle of a field.
This old cemetery has seen better days, and today is abandoned.
On the day of my visit I could see evidence of vandalism and there
were stones that appeared to have been recently broken. This is
such a shame since the cemetery is out of the way and one would
have to go to considerable effort to purposely do damage to these
old stones, some of which have been here since 1835.
This family cemetery at one time must have been attractive with
its stone wall border. But now it has become overgrown and most
of what few stones exist have been broken.
I walked and read this cemetery on Nov 13, 2007 and made a complete
recording of all tombstones that I could find.
- Leslie Nutbrown
Bodwell, ? M., d. 19 Feb 1847, age: 19y, daughter of E.
Bodwell, Capt. E., b. 1800 Litchfield, Conn., d. 5 May
Bodwell, Cha???, d. 25 Mar 1861, age: 27y
Bodwell, Ellen M., d. 11 Mar 1861, age: 15y, daughter of
E.E. & A., stone broken
Bodwell, infant, d. 17 Mar 1832, age: 7 wks, son of Eliphalet
Bodwell, Infant, d. 27 Apr ?, son of E. & Matilda
Bodwell, Nellie, no dates, infant daughter of E.E.G. &
Bodwell, Nettie, no dates, infant daughter of E.E.G. &
Gatlin, Hannah, d. Oct 1835, wife of Capt. E. Bodwell