Ball Cemetery, Stratton, Windham County, Vermont
Also known as Ball Farm Cemetery, Center Cemetery and Grimes Cemetery

This cemetery is located at the end of Ball Farm Rd., on the left from the approach. Asa Phillips, a prominent citizen of Stratton, set aside a parcel of land upon his farm in the west half of 4L3R for use as a cemetery. Later, it was referred to as the Grimes' Cemetery, since the farm had been sold to James Grimes, via Steven Forrester. It is near the center of town from a north / south perspective and for that reason it was referred to as Center Cemetery for most of its existence. It is currently referred to as Ball Cemetery, named for Edward Ball, a more recent owner of the original Phillips farm. Interestingly, no one with that family name was buried therein.

Ball Cemetery is considered the main cemetery in Stratton and it is by far the largest in town, with about 230 gravesites. The oldest remaining stone here is that of Rebecca Paine who died on May 1, 1825. This cemetery is still in use and it was recently enlarged when the Samson family donated a section of land to the town for that purpose. It is surrounded by a stone wall, with a gate nearest the road. The wall was modified to encompass the addition as well as the old plot.

Listings are in order by gravestone, starting at the front right-hand side - facing the cemetery from the left hand side of Ball Farm Rd., then following each row. The following individuals were buried within this cemetery:

Row 1

Knapp, Hiram, died 9/18/1859 - age 56y, 7m, 11d

Knapp, Alvira S. Stearns, wife of Hiram Knapp, died 3/12/1881 - age 76y, 6m, 2d

Jones, Jesse C., died 6/4/1918 - age 82y

Jones, Sarah E. , wife of Jesse Jones, died 11/15/1892 - age 62y

Jones, Everett, child of J and S Jones, died 11/13/1875 - age 18y
Jones, Willie C., child of J and S Jones, died 5/21/1862 - age 5m, 9d

Jones, Mrs. Sarah S., mother, died 3/5/1896 - age 92y, 6m

Jones, Silas L., 3/7/1834 - 11/15/1863

Magoon, Lillia L., wife of EN Magoon, died 12/23/1883 - age 20y, 10m

Wilder, Cora, daughter of DF and FA Wilder, 7/20/1883 - 1/23/1884

Knapp, Nellie G., daughter of CO and FM Knapp, 1901 - 1903

Knapp, Curtis O., 1862 - 1955
Knapp, Fannie M. McDermott, wife, 1876 - 1939

Knapp, Cyrus C., 12/8/1891 - 2/17/1965

Knapp, Ira A., 1913 - 1982
Knapp, Ora M., wife, 1921 - [still living in 2000]

Row 2

Knapp, H. Pitman, died 10/22/1863 - age 30y

Knapp, Luella, daughter of CHP and MA Knapp, died 8/7/1862 - age 2y, 11m, 20d

Sprague, James, son of I and P Sprague, died 8/23/1863 - age 6y, 2d

Sprague, Lafayette, son of I and P Sprague, died 9/13/1863 - age 8y, 3m,3d

Sprague, Elmer L., son of I and P Sprague, died 11/23/1865 - age 1y, 6m, 13d

Brown, [George], father, 1833 - 1899
Brown, Stella, mother, 1868 - 1938
Brown, George H., son, 1876 - 1876, age 7m
Brown, William J., son, 1877 - 1901
Brown, Jr., son, 1897 - 1919 - died in WWI

Willis, Maud, daughter of EH and LA Willis, died 10/14/1886 - age 7y

Green, Lyman, 1875 - 1951

Tuttle, Elmer E.,1907 - 1973
Tuttle, Vivian G., wife, 1913 - 1978

Row 3

Parsons, Amos, Capt., died 6/7/1847 - age 88y, 9m, 17d

Parsons, Rhoda, wife of Amos Parsons, died 8/12/1865 - age 80y, 3m, 13d

Parsons, Alfred , 1818-1896
Parsons, Mary Sprague, wife, 1827 - 1878
Parsons, Aden O., son, 1863 - 1900
Parsons, Ralph A., Dr., son, 1861 - 1891

Parsons, Oren, died 6/17/1888 - age 72y

Parsons, Rebecca, wife of Oren Parsons, died 2/18/1874 - age 51y, 6m, 18d

Parsons, Otis F., son of O and R Parsons, died 7/3/1868 - age 4y, 7m, 18d

Cullinan, Emily L. Richards, wife of MH Cullinan, 8/14/1842 - 4/18/1894

Shepardson, Calvin D., 3/28/1823 - 6/18/1895
Shepardson, Helen E. Darlin, wife of Calvin D. Shepardson, 4/4/1842 - 1/16/1902

Forrester, Henry P, father, 9/4/1834 - 8/23/1916
Forrester, Lucy A. Sprague, wife Henry P./mother, 9/4/1834 - 11/12/1905
Forrester, Douglas H., son, 1861 - 1945
Forrester, Walter E., son, 1865 - 1883

Eddy, Minnie Forrester, daughter, 1859 - 1885

Forrester, Reynold T., grandson, 1892 - 1892
Forrester, Alene L., granddaughter, 1895 - 1896
Forrester, Walter E., grandson, 1885 - 1936
Forrester, Emily Price, wife of Walter, 1884 - 1970
Forrester, Douglas H., son of Walter and Emily, 1923 - [still living in 2000]
Forrester, Elinor L. Whalen, wife of Douglas, 1930 - [still living in 2000]

Row 4

Allen, Elmeda, wife of Leroy Allen, died 8/25/1870 - age 25y, 6m

Allen, Mary A., mother, died 2/19/1888 - age 50

Allen, Leslie E., son of OA and MA Allen, died 5/25/1869 - age 12y, 2m

Allen, Chester, died 8/29/1877 - age 60y

Allen, Miranda A., wife of Chester Allen, 9/1/1820 - 10/26/1907

Allen, Charlie G., son of C and M Allen, died 12/24/1867 - age 3y, 10m, 13d

Allen, Lula B., daughter of CJ and VM Allen, 1873 - 1874
Andy M., son of CJ and VM Allen, 1882 - 1885

Allen, Cheselton, died 10/20/1899 - age 77y
Allen, Sarah Parsons, wife Cheselton Allen, died 2/22/1897 - age 70y
Allen, Amos Ebenezer, son, died 10/1865 - age 5m

Allen, Amos E., son of C and S Allen, died 8/25/1863 - age 4y, 3m, 25d

Allen, Wayne Arthur, son of AF and AE Allen, 9/8/1882 - 10/16/1882

Copeland, Mariette M., wife of James Copeland, died 8/30/1867 - age 29y

Copeland, Lula, daughter of J and M Copeland, died 3/21/1863 - age 3y, 3m, 5d

Copeland, Andrew J., died 1/1/1865 - age 29 at hospital in Danville, VA.

Copeland, James, died 9/1893 - age 56y

Row 5

Grout, Gerald Edwin, son of CH and FE Grout, 8/14/1896 - 11/9/1896

Grout, Edwin L., 5/20/1829 - 2/2/1913
Grout, Charlotte Fay, wife, 2/23/1833 - 1/16/1895
Grout, Hudson, father, 4/27/1800 - 5/18/1878
Grout, Silence, mother, 5/6/1799 - 3/14/1859
Grout, Carrie S., daughter, 7/27/1859 - 11/14/1884

Fay, Charles -- ???

Allen, Ebenezer, died 2/17/1854 - age 58y, 7m
Allen, Lucy, wife of Ebenezer Allen, died 1/27/1892 - age 93y, 9m

Wing, Samuel, died 1/11/1872 - age 71y, 3m

Wing, Lucinda, wife of Samuel Wing, died 12/25/1858 - age 65y

Hudson, James B., died 2/4/1855 - age 29y, 10m, 12d

Hudson, James R., son of J and M Hudson, died 2/5/1863 - age 9y, 8m, 2d

Estabrook, Ezekiel, Deacon, died 8/19/1852 - age 47y

Estabrook, Betsy B., wife of E. Estabrook, died 8/5/1867 - age 60y

Estabrook, Abel K., died 5/21/1867 - age 35

Estabrook, Adelia S. Pike, wife of AK Estabrook, died 2/5/1913 - age 79

Estabrook, Little Willie, son of AK and AS Estabrook, died 7/17/1862 - age 2y, 5m

Estabrook, Jotham, son of AK and AS Estabrook, died 7/21/1865 - age 1y, 12d

Estabrook, Sarah, wife of Ezra Estabrook, died 12/5/1863 - age 78y

Row 6

Fay, Charles, 2/6/1798 - 10/4/1875

Fay, Asenath, wife of Charles Fay, died 9/3/1854 - age 55y, 5m, 11d

Fay, Otis R., son of C and A Fay, died 1/30/1848 - age 24y, 8m, 9d

Fay, Paul W., son of C and A Fay, 8/31/1836 - 12/19/1862

Fay, James T., son of C and A Fay, 10/11/1828 - 8/30/1864. A Civil War marker also exists for James T. Fay - Co. D, 8th Vt. Inf.

Allen, Sylvia A., daughter of L and L Allen, died 5/20/1849 - age 2m

Allen, Leander L., died 6/29/1902 - age 79y
Allen, Louisa W., wife of Leander L. Allen, died 7/24/1901 - age 72y, 3m, 21d
Allen, Elias D., son, died 3/21/1893 - age 25y
Allen, Mary J., daughter, died 9/21/1863 - age 3y, 10m
Allen, Martin J., son, died 5/2/1868 - age 20y
Allen, Dwight, son, died 11/6/1865 - age 8y, 3m

Allen, Dana P., 1862 - 1940
Allen, Angie E. Starr, wife Dana P. Allen, 1867? - 1898?

Williams, Daniel, died 7/10/1849 - age 54y

Glazier, John, Deacon, died 8/6/1856 - age 82y

Glazier, Dorothy, wife of J Glazier, died 10/26/1849 - age 72y

Bourn, Hattie E., daughter of N and L Bourn, died 10/24/1862 - age 8y, 3m, 21d

Row 7

Jones, Augustus F., 11/3/1855 - 9/3/1921
Jones, Mary A. (wife of Augustus F. Jones, 1857 - 1934

Prentiss, Harold Orlean , 12/28/1889 - 7/14/1967

Prentiss, Mary Rose Chappron, wife of HO Prentiss, 5/31/1894 - 7/25/1977

Grout, Jacob B., died 5/13/1874 - age 45y, 11m, 17d

Moon, Betsy E., wife of Benjamin Moon, died 7/12/1862 - age 69y, 1m, 22d

Moon, Melvin L., son of B and B Moon, died 3/26/1832 - age 2y, 8d

Moon, Mansfield, son of B and B Moon, died 5/14/1832 - age 5y, 8m, 20d

Glazier, John N. Esq., died 10/21/1888 - age 83y

Glazier, Phebe, wife of JN Glazier, died 9/11/1856 - age 47y

Shaw, N.J., died 11/6/1850 - age 29y

Shaw, Julia, wife of NJ Shaw, died 2/23/1856 - age 23y, 8m

Glazier, Frank J., son of JN and PC Glazier, 3/21/1854 - age 25y

Hescock, Frank E., died 11/1/1940 - age 81y, 4m, 11d

Hescock, Oliver P., died 4/20/1896 - age 86y, 9m, 9d
Hescock, Aurilla G. Fay, wife of Oliver P. Hescock, died 12/11/1897 - age 76y, 6m, 27d

Hescock, Eliza C., daughter of O and A Hescock, died 8/23/1863 - age 11y, 2m, 22d

Hescock, Otis W., son of O and A Hescock, died 9/11/1863 - age 7y, 3m, 3d

Row 8

Lincoln, Sarah, daughter of O and A Lincoln, died 6/10/1863 - age 16y

Lincoln, Matthias, son of O and A Lincoln, died 4/6/1864 - age 20y. Civil War marker - Co. H 8th Vt. Vol. died at Algiers, Louisiana.

Sheldon, LaFayette, died 12/25/1891 - age74y

Sheldon, Abigail B. Sprague, wife of L. Sheldon, died 4/13/1903 - age 81y, 7m, 26d

Sheldon, Isaac S., son of L and A Sheldon, died 4/18/1847 - age 4y, 7m, 2d
Sheldon, Benjamin L., son of L and A Sheldon, died 11/23/1843 - age 3y, 3m, 17d

Grout, Abel (Mass. Revolutionary War Soldier, dates not given) [2/19/1758 - 1/18/1841]

Grout, Joel, died 2/24/1839 - age 51y

Grout, Lucy, wife of Joel Grout, 1793 - 1878 - buried Manchester, Vt.

Row 9

Sprague, Laura J. Lincoln, wife of Lyman Sprague, 1837 - 1915

Sprague, Lyman, died 10/2/1882 - age 50y

Sprague, Walter, son of L and L Sprague, died 8/29/1859 - age 3m

Sprague, Luke, son of L and L Sprague, 1864 - 1867

Sprague, Lucy E., died 12/17/1878 - age 80y, 1m, 4d

Sprague, Nelson, son of James and Lucy Sprague, died 9/13/1837 - age 3m, 9d

Sprague, Sarah, died 9/15/1869 - age 28y, 1m, 10d

Sprague, Hannah, died 10/14/1901 - age 64y, 8m

Sprague, James T., 1828 - 1895
Sprague, M.L. [Mariah L.], wife of James T. Sprague, 1835 - 1890
Sprague, A.L. [Archie L.], son, 1877 - 1887

Scott, Ira, died 4/4/1863 - age 75y/3m/16d

Scott, Sophia, wife of Ira Scott, died 7/8/1872 - age 82y, 2m, 25d

Scott, Nelson O., son of I and S Scott, died 8/7/1849 - age 19y, 3m

Mann, Bille, Esq., died 1/19/1852 - age 97y

Mann, Mary, wife of Bille Mann, died 7/29/1839 - age 79y

Scott, Richard, Esq., died 4/9/1855

Scott, Mary, wife of Richard Scott, 3/26/178? - 3/24/1864

Brown, Davis -- two unmarked graves in this vicinity are probably those of Sarah Maria Fuller who died in 1856 and her husband Davis Brown 12/22/1807 - 10/18/1872.

Fuller, James, died 12/18/1849 - age 63y, 29d

Fuller, Sally Heaton, wife of James Fuller, died 6/18/1867 - age 81y, 5m

Fuller, Albert F., son of J and S Fuller, died 7/20/1838 - age 16y; died at Onondaga, N.Y.

Payne, Benjamin, died 4/19/1871 - age 38

Payne, Melissa, wife of Benjamin Payne, died 8/22/1863 - age 32y

Payne, Marilla, daughter of B and M Payne, died 8/11/1863 - age 4y, 3m, 2d

Payne, infant son of B and M Payne, died 9/19/1867

Willis, Ezra, died 6/5/1881 - age 50y

Willis, Martha Whipple, wife of Ezra Willis, died 2/20/1862 - age 34y

Row 10

Stiles, Annie L. C., 8/24/1878 - 1/12/1973

McCullock, Reva Stiles, 8/18/1917 - 11/29/1966

Styles, W.P., 1870 - 1948

Styles, Meven, child of JD and ME Styles, died 10/4/1863 - age 11y
Styles, Levina, child of JD and ME Styles, died 10/23/1863 - age 7y

Leno, Harry, Pvt, died 9/21/1918 - age 24y, 2m. 1st Co 4 Motor Mechanic Regt. Signal Corp. Died in France - WWI.

Leno, Ernest, 1/30/1886 - 1/30/1934

Leno, Gardner T., 15/9/1897 - 4/4/1949. Pvt. 212 Eng. 12 Div. WWI

Griswald, Addie J. Leno, 3/17/1867 - 5/13/1952

Row 11

Babcock, Jonathan M., died age 96. Civil War Veteran - Co. I 8th Vt. Vols

Babcock, Olive H. Fuller, wife of Jonathan Babcock, died 10/21/1885 - age 73y

Babcock, Harriet A., daughter of J and O Babcock, died 2/4/1844 - age 1y, 7m, 10d

Stiles, Caroline S. Babcock, wife of Harvey Stiles, 5/12/1835 - 9/29/1915

Stiles, Dora F., daughter of H and C Stiles, 6/9/1872 - 5/23/1915

Edwards, HW, died 7/7/1886 - age 73
Edwards, Rhoda E., wife, H. W. Edwards, died 11/30/1886 - age 56y

Stiles, George, son of H and C Stiles, died 9/20/1862 - age 13d

Stiles, Cornelia M., daughter of H and C Stiles, died 3/30/1865 - age 7m

Stiles, Frank A., died 2/22/1869 - age 7 weeks

Lowe, Alice M., wife of Maurice Lowe, died 8/8/1893 - age 27y

Lowe, Maurice C., died 4/15/1922 - age 61y, 4m

Perry, Joseph, child of RS and E Perry
Perry, Julia, child of RS and E Perry

Perry, Richard, son of R and S Perry, died 2/15/1845 - age 5y, 9m
Perry, Richard F., son of R and S Perry, died 12/7/1848 - age 3y, 11m

Perry, Frank O., son of R and E Perry, died 5/11/18?? - age 9y, 3m

Wellman, Ebenezer, died 9/12/1840 - age 68y, 4m, 8d

Wellman, Eunice, wife of Ebenezer Wellman, died 12/4/1863 - age 93y

Wellman, Hartford, died 12/4/1846 - age 52y, 5m, 16d

Canedy, Clarence T., 1873 - 1959

Lesjczenko, Adam, 1891 - 1940

Cook, Ida R., dau of Arnold and Fanny Cook, died 3/12/1855 - age 1y, 5m, 16d

Row 12

Knapp, Evangeline A., daughter of H and E Knapp, died 7/26/1856 - age 5d

Knapp, Elliot I. (son of H and E Knapp, died 6/24/1862 - age 3y, 1m, 16d

Knapp, Rosella E., daughter of H and E Knapp, died 5/19/1868 - age 10y, 9m

Knapp, Birtie, son of H and E Knapp, died 10/30/1869 - age 6m, 5d

Shepardson, Isaac, died 1/24/1879 - age 75y, 2m
Shepardson, Mary, mother, died 3/1/1852 - age 80y, 7m

Cummings, Stephen W., died 2/18/1849 - age 23y

Cummings, Elsie, wife of Stephen Cummings, died 3/23/1881 - age 70y

Howard, Orrison S., 10/8/1824 - 7/12/1907
Howard, Lucinda B., wife, Orrison S. Howard, 12/28/1882 - age 70y

Howard, infant son, child of O and L Howard, died 4/23/1845 - age 2m,25d
Howard, son, child of O and L Howard, died 1/9/1847
Howard, daughter, child of O and L Howard, died 6/6/1848
Howard, daughter, child of O and L Howard, died 3/2/1849

Allen, Samuel, died 2/23/1870 - age 77y

Allen, Betsey E. Hill, wife of Samuel Allen, died 11/18/1881 - age 89y

Allen, Martin F., son of S and E Allen, died 9/3/1842 - age 15y, 2m, 1d

Allen, Sylvia, daughter of S and E Allen, died 1/12/1835 - age 4y, 1m, 12d

Allen, Jon, son of S and E Allen, died 10/16/1835 - age 1y, 1m, 12d

Johnson, Mary E., wife of Moses Johnson, died 11/1/1863 - age 24y, 4m, 12d

Johnson, Cora E., daughter of M and M Johnson, died 11/10/1863 - age 2y, 2m

Johnson, Willie , son of M and M Johnson, died 11/22/1865 - age 2y, 7m, 22d

Johnson, Lizzie G., daughter of M and M Johnson, died 10/20/1867 - age 8y, 10m, 14d

Symmister, Frank - no marker; Civil War Veteran, 2/1835 - 12/5/1915. A veteran's flag is all that marks this grave - [IC 77].

Woodcock, James W., died 10/14/1882 - age 73y

Woodcock, Mary T. Wade, wife of James Woodcock, died 3/14/1882 - age 58y, 9m

Row 13

Cummings, Willie O., infant son John and Mary Cummings, died 5/3/1867

Paine, Rebecca, wife of Joseph Paine, died 5/1/1825 - age 75y

Torrey, Orrin P., 7/22/1817 - 4/30/1894 (Civil War Veterans marker Co. K 14th Vt. Vol.)

Torrey, Herbert H., 7/31/1853 - 10/2/1873

Ward, Artemas, son of Artemas and Betsy Ward, died 1/26/1848 - age 23y, 10m, 25d

Ward, Lucy S., daughter of A and B Ward, died 7/7/1849 - age 22y, 2m, 5d

Torrey, Luther, died 1/10/1851 - age 65y

Torrey, Emma, wife of Luther Torrey, died 3/14?/1870? - age 80y, 8m

Torrey, Calvin E., died 10/1/1851 - age 31y, 8m, 22d

New Section Burials

Samson, Stanley C., 2/16/1905 - 4/17/1991

Samson, Ruth C., wife of Stanley Samson, 8/24/1910 - 11/8/1997

Romano, Thomas James, 11/27/1932 - 6/16/1995

Romano, Ruth M., 8/14/1930 - still living in 2000

Koolis - Kurimai (a multi-family stone)
Koolis, Michael J., 1916 - 5/17/2000
Koolis, Michael F., 1942 - still living in 2000
Kurimai, Frank, 1918 - 5/18/1995; also an individual marker.
Kurimai, Edna W., 1911 - still living in 2000

Monaghan, Gerald M., 11/3/1900 - 3/13/1985

Monaghan, Lucy M., 1/4/1904 - 10/13/1999

Weeks, Lawrence R., 12/16/1947 - 12/28/1997
Weeks, Lorraine M., July 28, 1950 - still living in 2000

Tuttle, Forrest L., May 24, 1910 - January 6, 1998

A total of 235 gravesites

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