Cemeteries of Old St. Stephens
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Echoes of Sorrow: Inscriptions from the Cemeteries of Old St. Stephens

Here is a collection of inscriptions from each of the known gravestones within the boundaries of St. Stephens Historical Park. These are touching tributes preserved on stone by the families of men and women, many of whom died in the blossom of youth. The inscriptions provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of inhabitants of the town of Old St. Stephens.

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Hays Family Cemetery

A small family cemetery lies hidden in the woods at the St. Stephens Historical Park. Buried here is Sarah Maria Hays, a young wife who died in childbirth during the spring of 1818.


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Last updated Tuesday, April 03, 2007