Wells Family Genealogy

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23 Sep 2012 – Pitcher Cemetery #63 in N. Stonington, CT September 23, 2012

While on my road trip I stopped in to see the Pitcher Cemetery (#63) in North Stonington, CT.  It is located across the street from 49 Wyassup Road in a field behind a wooden fence enclosure.  Here are a few pictures of the cemetery:

It seems to be being maintained, at least the grass is being cut but the stones themselves are mostly leaning against trees and not where they were originally placed.  The reason I visited the cemetery was to see the graves of Harriett Newell Pitcher Buddington and her daughters Lucy E Buddington and Martha H Buddington.  Harriet was the first wife of Edward J Buddington who was the son of Lois A Wells (Sometimes referred to as Louise) and Oliver Russell Buddington Sr.  Lois A Wells (My Great Great Aunt) was the daughter of Russell Wells and Lydia Rogers Crandall (My Great Great Great grandparents)  One of my mysteries of the family is what happened to Lois and Oliver R Buddington????? I have no idea when the died or where they are buried.  Russell and Lydia Wells are in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashaway, RI.  Edward J Buddington is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and Harriett and daughters are in the Pitcher Cemetery but where are Lois and Oliver?  If you know, I’d sure like to hear from you.

Here are some pictures from the Pitcher Cemetery:

Harriet Newell (Pitcher) Buddington

Here is Lucy E Buddington who died 14 Jul 1858

Here is Martha H. Buddington who died 4 Mar 1880

I took some more pictures of the other graves and posted them on www.findagrave.com  you just have to search by cemetery and put in Pitcher – Conn – New London County and it will come up.

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4 Responses to “23 Sep 2012 – Pitcher Cemetery #63 in N. Stonington, CT”

  1. Richard Fontaine Says:

    Thanks for the nice photos. I would be curious if you have any knowledge of the Pitcher family from Highland Avenue in Westerly. They owned the house next to ours for at least fifty years but I have no idea where that family was from origionally or what happened to them. Thanks.

    • jgeoghan Says:

      Sorry, I don’t really know anything about the Pitcher family. Only went to the cemetery because of the Buddington/Wells Family connection.

      • Bob Doughty Says:

        I may have a little information on the Pitcher’s on Highland Avenue.

        1920 US Census, Rhode Island, Washington County, Westerly, NARA T625-168, ED 361, Sheet 9A, Page 219: Edward W. Pitcher, age 35, baggage master at railway station; born Connecticut; parents born Connecticut; owns home free of mortgage; enumerated with wife Lillian M. and daughter Pauline, step-daughter Lillian Clark, age 13, at 36 Highland Avenue.

        1930-1931 City Directory, Westerly Rhode Island-Pawcatuck, Connecticut, Page 187: Edward W. Pitcher (Lillian M.) baggage master at Westerly depot, resides at 36 Highland Avenue, Westerly.

        Obituary in the Westerly Sun, December 2003: Pauline Cameron “Polly” (Pitcher) Clachrie, age 85, of 36 Highland Avenue, Westerly, Rhode Island, died Saturday November 29, 2003 at the Westerly Hospital. A life-long resident of Westerly she was born April 21, 1918, the daughter of the late Edward W. and Lillie (Cameron) Pitcher. At the time of her retirement in 1978 she was a secretary at the Navy Finance Office at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut. In the past she had also been the secretary at Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Company in Ashaway, Rhode Island and at the former Otto Seidner Inc. in Westerly. She was a member of the United Congregational Church of Westerly, the 700 Club, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mrs. Clachrie is survived by a daughter, Sheryl Tucker, two granddaughters Gina Arnold and Amy Tucker Kleever, a great grandson Shawn Arnold, all of Westerly, and two nephews. She was pre-deceased by a grandson Richard Robinson and a half-sister Lillian Richmond. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 1pm in River Bend Cemetery, Beach Street, Westerly. The Buckley-Johnston Funeral Home is intrusted with the arrangements.

        Pauline “Polly” Pitcher is the first wife of my maternal uncle, James North Clachrie. James and Pauline married about 1942 and had one daughter, my first cousin, Sheryl P. Clachrie, born Westerly in 1943. James and Pauline apparently divorced before 1955.

      • jgeoghan Says:

        Thanks Bob. Great info!! – Jennifer


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