New Boston Cemetery

New Boston Cemetery     (Village of Fabyan)

49 Parker Rd., North Grosvenordale, CT (1.21 acres)
GPS Latitude 42.01372 Longitude -71.93893

The name of the village was originally New Boston and was changed to Fabyan in the early 1900s; thus New Boston Cemetery.

From Bayles, Richard, History of Windham County Connecticut, 1889.  Pgs. 7017702

“A burial lot for the use of the neighborhood was given by Mrs. Chapin and enclosed and made ready for occupation by the adjacent residents. The first interment was that of Lucy Robbins in 1812.”

Gravestone of Lucy Robbins died Aug 18, 1813, age 19 yrs.   No information found as to her parents or a possible husband.

Abigail Chapin widow of Thomas Holbrook married Col. Joseph Chapin in 1802. Neither husband is buried here.  She is buried here as Abigail Chapin, wife of Colonel Joseph, died Jan 12, 1816, age 65 yrs.   A daughter, Betsy (Holbrook) Houghton is buried here.

The earliest grave is of Amasa Comstock, died June 1, 1789, age 11 mos, son of Wanton & Elizabeth.  They are buried here along with another child.

This is a large cemetery for families and neighbors with over 400 graves.  Burials continue here to this day.  Some were residents of Woodstock, CT, and Dudley, MA, as these neighboring towns border Fabyan.  There are many obelisks in this cemetery and interesting stones.  One obelisk is of pink granite.

American Revolution— 4 Patriots
War of 1812——9
Civil War ——9
And veterans of wars since then

Mary Tomeo, May 2023


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