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Old Cove Burying Ground
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Moodus Road, Rt 149, East Haddam CT

Lat: 41° 28' 47"N, Lon: 72° 28' 25"W

For many years after the settlement of the town, the people carried their dead across the Connectciut River to Haddam for burial. Around the year 1700, a burial procession was not able to cross the river because of bad weather. So they buried their dead in the forest, a little ways back from the cove.

This is not a complete listing of burials! The records below were provided by contributors to Cemetery Records Online. Last edited May 27, 2007. Total records = 14.

Contributor's Index:

Ackley, Ichabod, d. 23 Aug 1764, age: 3 yrs, s/o Benjamin & Hanah Ackley, [IM]
Adams, Thomas Esq'r, d. ? Sep 1758, age: 38 yrs, What says this Transportation of my frinds: It bids me Love the Place where now they Dwell, And Scorn this wretched Spot, they leave so poor., [IM]
Brainerd, Cap't Joshua, d. 13 May 1755, age: 84 yrs, [IM]
Cone, Elisha, d. 23 Dec 1761, age: 10 yrs, s/o Elisha & Abigail Cone, [IM]
Cone, Elisha, no dates, [IM]
Gates , Thomas, d. 20 Apr 1734, age: 70 yrs, Justice of the Peace, Brownstone tablestone, [IM]
Gates, Abigail, d. 10 Oct 1758, age: 10 yrs, Daughter of Joseph & Abigail Gates, [IM]
Gates, Hannah, d. 7 Sep 1759, age: 83 yrs, Relict of Thomas Gate Esq'r, [IM]
Gates, Samuel, d. 31 Jul 1737, age: 56 yrs, [IM]
Hosmer, Susanna, d. 16 Aug 1748, age: 11 yrs, Only Daughter of Stephen Hosmer Jun'r Esq'r By his first wife, [IM]
Olmsted, Samuel, d. 13 Jan 1726, age: 73 yrs, s/o Cap't Nicholas Olmsted in Hartford being ye first of that Name that Came to that place, [IM]
Sears, Elisabeth, d. 9 Mar 1756, age: 7 yrs 10d , Daughter of Mathew & Martha Sears, [IM]
Warner, Daniel, d. ? Jan 1770, age: 89 yrs?, [IM]
Williams, Mehetabell, d. 17 Dec 1742, age: 43 yrs, wife of Weaiks Williams, [IM]

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