Hamilton Burying Ground (Part 2), Tolland, Massachusetts, October 18, 2022

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Title

Hamilton Burying Ground (Part 2), Tolland, Massachusetts, October 18, 2022

Description

On October 18, 2022 (Day 2 of their search) Mike and Elsie O'Neil were successful in locating the old Hamilton Burying Ground. This is great news for Hamilton descendants.

You can cursor over each headstone to view the image filename, which includes the name on that headstone.

Mike and Elsie were kind enough to share their photos on this page, for which we are grateful. 

Mike gave this account of the search:

"I’ve attached my traced path my daughter and I took on day 2 of our attempt to locate it. That house you can see nearby is the first house on the south side of rt 57 after you drive past the cell tower heading west from Granville. Follow my path from the pull-off where I parked my truck and and read the terrain. You’ll see an uphill landscape that suddenly becomes very much flat and improved on the inside of the rock wall. The grave stones are exactly where they were in the old photos. My bloodhound of an 11 year old girl located one buried under the leaves laying down which I propped up against a nearby tree. It’s one of the larger trees obviously but these stones don’t stick out unless you’re really looking around for them. Even the nearby massive glacial erratic blends in!! Good luck! It’s almost within sight of rt 57 now that the leaves are falling."

GPS coordinates are 42.0796, -72.9876 (see map below).

CLICK HERE view Part 1 of the Hamilton Burying Ground history and photos.

CLICK HERE for the Hamilton Burial Ground Find-A-Grave page.

Date

18 Oct 2022

Rights

Michael O'Neil, 2022. Photos used here with permission.

Citation

“Hamilton Burying Ground (Part 2), Tolland, Massachusetts, October 18, 2022,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed May 20, 2024, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1479.

Comments

Robert Bruce

Thank you to Mike and Elsie O'Neil for uncovering and cleaning up this site. I was in Tolland several years ago and the ground cover was so bad it was inpossible to consider searching for the final resting site of so many of my Hamilton family relatives. Also, thank you to Richard Rowley for his enless work to bring this valuable resourse to the rest of the world.

Granville History

WOW!! Thank you so much! I thought this old cemetery was lost forever. Looked for it 3 years ago unsuccessfully. Some Hamilton descendants who inquired about it will be thrilled.

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