It may be more than a hundred years after their deaths, but the founding families in Easton, Connecticut are getting renewed attention. The names read like a who's who from the town's early history: Bradley, Wakeman, Fanton, Hill, Wheeler, Nichols, Burr and many, many more. Those are the names etched on marble, granite and other stones marking the graves of these longtime families in the 1.25-acre Center Street Cemetery, which dates back to the 19th century, on Black Rock Turnpike.
The Easton Cemetery Committee has enlisted the help of state legislators, descendants of those buried in the old graveyards, officials from other cemeteries in the region and, just a few weeks ago, State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni. Members have spent hundreds of hours of their own time over the past few years scouring documents here and in nearby communities, where records may indicate burial plot owners and occupants.
You can read more in an article by Cindy Simoneau in the Connecticut Post at http://www.connpost.com/ci_12710843.