Ira Riverside Cemetery

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)

Benoni Collins

Thomas Collins

Joseph Baker

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.

Gravestone Symbolism

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

Section 3

Section 1

Section 2

Lydia Carpenter

Oldest Existing Grave Stone

Sect I Row 4 Plot 69