Wells Cemetery Inscriptions

by Margaret R. Jenks ©2008 Revised

34+xii Pages, 8 Cemeteries, 2,600 Names, Maps, Indexed

Now available from Sleeper Books at www.sleeperco.com


This is a completely revised edition of the book, first copied in 1978 as part of a project of the Genealogical Society of Vermont, and published in 1981. It was revised in 2008.

The first settlers arrived in Wells in 1768 and the cemetery was established in 1773. The earliest extant stone is dated 1776. As with most towns, many early graves were unmarked. Two pages of deaths records found in the two town histories, for those with no stones, have been added. Included are four small cemeteries in neighboring towns where Wells settlers were buried.

The book includes two maps, Rutland County and Wells, showing the location of each cemetery. The Village Cemetery was recorded in five sections to facilitate locating a stone.

Included are all extant stones in the following cemeteries:

Wells Village Cemetery                                        East Wells Cemetery
                             Davis Family Cemetery in Wells
Lilly-Paul Cemetery in Tinmouth
                        Blossom Cemetery in West Pawlet       Broughton Cemetery in Poultney
Barden Cemetery, East Wells                               Stiles Cemetery. Middletown Springs

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