First Church Cemetery

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First Church Cemetery Association of

East Haddam, Connecticut, Incorporated

incorporated September 23, 1937


Cemetery 3The land was a gift to First Ecclesiastical Society of East Haddam, Connecticut by Captain Samuel Gates (1716-1788) for a new Meetinghouse and cemetery.  Gates was the first burial.

Connecticut National Register of Historic Places District PlaqueLittle Haddam Historic District: a National Register of Historic Places District

Venture Smith Gravesite: Connecticut Freedom Trail

Venture Smith headstone 1, reduced

Photo by © David C. Nelson, used with permission

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Dr. Karl P. Stofko, President and Superintendent
David C. Nelson, Treasurer
Andrea Pascal, Secretary

Please direct all requests for burial plot purchases, and historical and genealogical research to our Cemetery Association President and Superintendent, and Municipal Historian, Dr. Karl Stofko directly at 860-873-9375.

Virtually all of First Church Cemetery burials are now listed on (over 1,100), with slightly more than half of the listings now with photographs.

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