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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Bennington, Vermont

Cemeteries & History of Bennington, Vermont

Cemetery Status: Excellent. The grounds are well kept, and attempts have been made to restore most of the broken stones. The marble used here for many of the stones is high quality and hasn't deteriorated like you usually see. This is also the burying place of Poet Robert Frost.

Old First Church Cemetery


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Semanthe Brush d. 1789
Betsy Buck d. 1792
Eldad Dewey d. 1821
Capt. Elijah Dewey d. 1818, commanded an infantry company at Bennington and served at Fort Independence 1776 Ticonderoga 1776/77 and at Saratoga when British General Burgoyne surrendered.
Eunice Dewey d. 1788
Julia Dewey d. 1790
Maria Dewey d. 1795
Mary Dewey d. 1796
Mary Dewey d. 1820
Mary Dewey d. 1825
Parthenia Dewey d. 1856
Zeviah Dewey d. 1845
Mary Fassett d. 1785
Jemima Hopkins d. 1792
Mindwell Hopkins d. 1795, wife of Major Wait Hopkins who was a member of the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen
Capt. Samuel Robinson d. 1826, first settler of Bennington, VT when on his return to Massachusetts from one of his 3 campaigns in the French and Indian War he passed by accident and was attracted by the country and determined to settle there.
Semanthe Robinson d. 1809
Mary Waters d. 1780

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