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 Meeting House Hill, Brattleboro, Windham, VT, USA


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In the foreground is the monument marking the location of the original meeting house.  In the background is the old section of the cemetery containing the Abner Reeve family graves.
In the foreground is the monument marking the location of the original meeting house. In the background is the old section of the cemetery containing the Abner Reeve family graves.
 
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Monument marking the location of the original meeting house.
Monument marking the location of the original meeting house.
 
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Old cemetery section, containing the Abner Reeve family graves
Old cemetery section, containing the Abner Reeve family graves
 

Notes: The Meeting House Hill Cemetery is located on the west side of Orchard Street outside Brattleboro, Vermont (Windham County). It is of interest here because it is the burial site of Abner Reeve, the second settled pastor of the South Haven Presbyterian Church, Phebe, his third wife, and son Obadiah.

The Meeting House Hill Cemetery was established in 1765, and it is still active. There are many interesting gravestones, including many old slate monuments. The cemetery is well maintained.

MEETING HOUSE HILL CEMETERY CO INC C/O J A SCOTT
78 HILLWINDS RD
BRATTLEBORO, VT
05301-9068

Latitude: 42 51' 47, Longitude: 72 35' 36


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Eliza Reeve
Eliza Reeve
 
Located    Eliza Reeve, < (d. 19 Aug 1880)
 
Obadiah Reeve
Obadiah Reeve
.. young son of Rev. Abner Reeve and Phebe Foster. It is said he died by falling into a well he and his father were digging. 
Located    Obadiah Reeve, < (d. 2 Oct 1781)
 
Phebe (Foster) Reeve
Phebe (Foster) Reeve
 
Located    Phebe Foster, ^ (d. 26 Feb 1790)
 
Rev. Abner Reeve
Rev. Abner Reeve

"This mortal part was interred in the graveyard, just in rear, or to the east, of the site of the old Meeting House, on the hill, where he so often stood, for many years unto the Lord and his people. At the head of his grave stands a slate-stone slab, some three or four feet high, on which are engraved these words:

'The Rev'd
Abner Reeve
Died May the 6th
1798, in the 91st year
of his age.

Farewell, dear friends;
We part in pain,
But hope to live
And meet again.' "

Grout, In Times of Old.

 
Located    Rev. Abner Reeve, ^ (d. 6 May 1798)
 
Rhoda Blakeslee Reeve
Rhoda Blakeslee Reeve
.. wife of Silas Reeve 
Located    Rhoda Blakeslee (d. 23 Aug 1845)
 
Sally Burr Reeve
Sally Burr Reeve
.. wife of Thomas Lazell 
Located    Sally Burr Reeve, < (d. 21 Feb 1851)
 
Silas Reeve
Silas Reeve
.. son of the Rev. Abner Reeve 
Located    Silas Reeve, Esq. < (d. 19 Jan 1834)
 

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