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Re: Middlebury (West) Cemetery alphab. index
Posted by: Linda Williams (ID *****0538) Date: March 28, 2007 at 17:00:51
In Reply to: Re: Middlebury (West) Cemetery alphab. index by Alan Lathrop of 964

Hello Alan,

The grave of Sarah Superneau is located as follows:

From Rte. 30, enter the cemetery by the one and only lane; go right to the top end of the cemetery. Just before the chain link fence that separates St. Mary's Cemetery from the Middlebury Cemetery, the lane bends to the right. At that bend is the infant loss area with the tear-shaped stone. Walk through that area and, with your back to the infant loss area, looking north towards the college (downhill) and counting rows of stones from left (the lane) to right, there are 5 or 6 rows of tombstones, depending on how the ragged rows look to you. The last row of stones from the lane and before a large grassy area on your right-hand side (with your back still to the infant loss area), contains Sarah's stone. It is a small, 2 foot high stone, nearest to where you are standing rather than further downhill and into the gulley. You can clearly see Sarah's name but will have to clean off the lichens to see the rest of the inscription. Her stone is facing the open grassing area looking away from the lane. This entire area within the bend of the lane is Potter's Field. There is no notation in our records of where her husband is buried. Because of the emptiness of the area, it is closed for further burials, and there are only a few headstones therein. We assume more people are buried within the area but we cannot be sure WHERE they are. We have some records that mention names without stones but not many.

I hope this helps you. Just stand outside the infant loss area, with your back to you, and look downhill, northward to the college. On your righthand side, there is an open grass area and Sarah's stone is the nearest one to where you will be standing in about the 5th or 6th row up from the lane, counting left to right. Let me know if you need further help.

The college was going to scan a map that would assist people to find graves but it hasn't happened. I will be glad to help anyone locates graves - just let me know. Best wishes, Linda

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