|This is the view of the cemetery as seen from the steeple of the Second Congregational Church.|
by Jeffrey Bingham Mead
Greenwich Time, Greenwich, Connecticut USA
July 18, 1993
A group of Greenwich residents met 160 years ago this month to organize what would eventually become one of the town’s most historic places: The New Burial Grounds Cemetery.
Gravestones here very from humble to elaborately carved, featuring a fine assortment of engraved art and intriguing epitaphs.
The monument for Sophia, daughter of Isaac and Julia Peck, features a dove and a rear sample of a flying hourglass -an emblem of the flight of time. Caleb Husted, a child who died in 1857, has a stone carved with flowers.
Maj. Daniel Merritt Mead wrote the first history of Greenwich and died of typhoid while on sick leave after the Battle of New Bern in North Carolina.
Dr. Amos Mead, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, represented Greenwich in Hartford in ratifying the Constitution.