Town Cemeteries History
It is said that a child of Robert McGlashen was the first to die in town. In 1821 the wife of John Farlee departed this life, being the first adult to die. In 1822, the second adult, a Mrs. Crumb, died, and was the first person interred in the Rutledge Cemetery. There is now growing upon her grave a black cherry tree, nearly two feet in diameter.
The first ground for this cemetery was donated by Sampson Crooker, but it has since been enlarged by purchases. It is well fenced and tolerably well kept, and is controlled by a board of trustees, at present composed of S.B. Ellsworth, James Hollister, Daniel Fuller, Garrett Myers, Harris Aldrich, George E. Seager, A. S. Lamper, and Norman Cowen. The people of the southern part of the town inter in the Randolph cemeteries, and th@ose in the eastern part in Napoli burial grounds.