The entrance to the Springfield Cemetery looks like an alley way except for the two brick pillars with urns at the top and the two wrought iron gates that have oxidized with green mold.
|Entrance to the Springfield Cemetery|
|The roadway into the Springfield Cemetery|
|Memorial Stone to the Old Burying Ground 1848|
|Tombstones from the Old Burying Ground on Elm Street 1848|
Some stones are doing well but this one has broken off. If you want to know who is buried in the Springfield Cemetery go to Find A Grave and search for the Springfield Cemetery. The cemetery office website states they have 25,000+ burials but Find A Grave only has about 19,501. You can search for a cemetery or search by a name. If you bring up a specific cemetery you can search just that cemetery with a name.
I choose the name Daniel Cooley and it gave me two names:
- Daniel Cooley born May 2, 1651 died Feb 9.1727. This individual was placed in the marker that represents the mass grave.
- The 2nd was Daniel Cooley born May 2, 1651 d. Feb 9, 1726. Another search came up with Elizabeth Wolcott born Aug. 19,1662 in Windsor, died Jan. 30, 1706.
Daniel Cooley (1651-1727) and Elizabeth Wolcott Cooley (1662-1706) were the parents of Benjamin Cooley who married Margaret Bliss and went to Brimfield.
Here are some additional photos of this cemetery. I also have a video but that will not be uploaded till I return from this trip after April 24th.
|More cemetery through the trees|
|Through the Trees more of the cemetery|