Upcoming Event October 7, 2023 10:00 am
The Susan Carrington Clarke chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be unveiling a bronze marker on each of the two direct daughters of Revolutionary soldiers who are buried in Center Street. They are Maria Ives Parker, daughter of Ichabod Ives, who is buried 100 yards west of her, and Ann Tyler Beaumont, whose father is buried in Mill Plain Cemetery in Branford, just up the street from his house. The ceremony will start at Lyman Hall’s monument with the 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard posting the colors, then the Star-Spangled Banner will be played by the Yalesville Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. Jen Passaretti, the Regent of the Susan Carrington Clarke chapter, will make some opening remarks, followed by a persona of Lyman Hall speaking for about ten minutes. There will be a wreath laying for both Lyman Hall and Ichabod Ives. The 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Rifle Company will provide a salute at each of the four locations. In addition to the unveiling at each daughter’s grave, there will be a brief narrative by a descendant about the daughter and her family.
D.A.R. Inductions June 3, 2023
On June 3rd, the Center Street Cemetery hosted the induction of three new daughters to the Susan Carrington Clarke chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Jen Passaretti, the Regent Chair of the Susan Carrington Clarke chapter inducted the three cousins into the D.A.R. Catharine (Cate) Beaumont, Tamzen (Tammy) Beaumont Kelly and Mary Ellen Kingsland Eckels are descended from different Revolutionary War soldiers. Cate and Tammy’s 3rd great-grandfather, John Tyler, during the course of the war from 1775 to 1781, served in four different Companies, while another 3rd great-grandfather, Deodate Beaumont served on the ship Alliance. Mary Ellen’s 5th great-grandfather, Col. Thaddeus Cook served under General Gates. All three soldiers (John Tyler, Deodate Beaumont, Thaddeus Cook) are buried in the Center Street Cemetery. Prior to the ceremony, Bob Beaumont, a vice president of the cemetery, gave a brief tour starting at Lyman Hall’s monument and continuing to include a number of the founders and early settlers of our fair town.
Induction to the DAR by Jen Passaretti
Catharine (Cate) Beaumont, Tamzen (Tammy) Beaumont Kelly and Mary Ellen Kingsland Eckels
Cemetery VP Bob Beaumont gives tour
Past Center Street Cemetery News
Interesting Stories from the Earlier Times