We have found no records as to when the burial ground was established. The first recorded
death in town was that of Hannan Baker, daughter of John, who died February 24, 1785. No stone remains to mark her grave.
Grave Stone Locator Map Sections I - II - III
Then click on the total number of graves (704) This will give you an alphabetical listing of
all graves and where they are located. Section- Row - Plot. You can also search by name.
Ira Riverside Cemetery Interesting Graves
Recognized for their Revolutionary War Service by the Ann Story Chapter of the DAR (More)
Great-great-great grandfather of Sir Winston Churchill through his american born mother, Jennie Jerome Churchill
Married Experience Martin on Sept. 4, 1760 in Swansea, Mass.
Note the Weeping Willow Tree symbol on Lucy Wilmarth gravestone... 1834
Weeping Willow Tree:
"Although the form of the weeping willow
certainly suggests grief and sorrow, in many
religions it suggests immortality. In Christianity it
is associated with the gospel of Christ because the
tree will flourish and remain whole no matter how
many branches are cut off."
Extract from "STORIES IN STONE"
by Douglas Keister.
Cemetery Fence Replacement 8/29/2019
Aerial View of Ira Riverside Cemetery
Oldest Existing Grave Stone