of the following cemetery information was Extracted 1998-2000
by former Newport NHGenWeb Township Coordinator Julie
Cooper from cemetery enumerations stored at the Newport Library. Submitted
to the Newport NHGenWeb township site 1998-2000, and reformatted in 2000 by
Sullivan Co, NHGenWeb County Coordinator Clifford L. Coy."
West Cemetery, both (East and West) are the oldest
Newport, New Hampshire. The
first burial in the Pine Street West Cemetery was that of an infant born
to Maj. Jesse Wilcox and his wife, who also happened to be the first child
born in Newport. The baby was born 28 February, 1768 and died 09 March,
1768. The land for the West Cemetery was donated to the town by Benjamin
Bragg, a prominent Newport citizen.
East Cemetery land was purchased by the town
on August29,1814. Both Pine Street Cemeteries are small. Many
of the graves in the Pine Street Cemeteries contain small markers indicating
that the deceased was a veteran of the American Revolution or the Civil War.
land was purchased in 1795 and enlarged
in 1876. The old Baptist Church was located below the cemetery's south
Maple Street Cemetery
land was purchased in 1824
and enlarged in 1855. This cemetery is located on hilly land and contains
many old monuments.
The information regarding Newport Cemeteries
taken from Newport Library records. This presentation reflects the way that other
people before presented and catalogued it. Obvious errors made mean that
necessary information had to be eliminated entirely.
The "Remarks" columns should be especially helpful to genealogy researchers,
since they contain valuable information about the person buried in specific
graves. The most frequent remarks related to women included the names
of their husbands, their maiden name, and their date of birth. Because of
limited space, not all available information was published her. Given the choice of husband's name, maiden name and
birth date. We are all indebted to Julie Cooper for all of her
hard work and research that went into the compilation of these library records.