Christ church burial ground

The Reverend Samuel Stone became pastor of Hartford’s First Church upon the death of founder the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1647. He held that position until his own death in 1663, when he was interred in the Ancient Burying Ground. According to some sources, Hartford, Connecticut, was named in honor of Rev. Stone’s birthplace of Hertford.

Interred at Christ Church Burial Ground are hundreds of Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary notables. The most famous of whom is Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, the.

Located along the eastern edge of Independence Mall, this two-acre burial ground was established in 1719 for the Christ Church congregation. Although Christ Church was flanked by a burial ground when it was established three blocks east of the current cemetery site in 1695, additional space was soon required. Thus a new cemetery was created on.




Note that a splitter congregation, calling themselves the Second Reformed Association, left the church in 1806. In 1810 the name was changed to Evangelical Reformed Congregation and in 1813 to the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. Its defunct burial ground nearby should not be confused with this congregation's.

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In 1719, Christ Church purchased two acres of land on the outskirts of town at the corner of 5th and Arch Streets. The burial ground became the final resting place for over 4000 members of Christ Church including five signers of the Declaration of Independence: Dr. Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, George Ross, Joseph Hewes, and Francis Hopkinson.