Denison Cemetery

The Denison Cemetery is located in Stephentown and contains 56 graves. It was used from 1773 to 1920. It is number 17 on the cemetery map and can be located using the following directions: “.2 mile from corner of Giles and East Roads, you will see marble gate posts on the left. Park and walk.”


Caleb, Jr. 1816-1818


“Here lies his body in the Tomb
the Soul to heaven is gone
and left the parents bereft”


Beriah 1763-1802 m. Martha
Martha 1738-1819 m. Beriah Arnold
Capt. Stephen Arnold 1739-1810


Beriah 1763-1802

‘Let not the Dead
Forgotten lie
Lest the living
Forget to die!”

Martha 1738-1819

“Death brings a melancholy gloom
Leaves an empty seat: Behold my
Verry friends this solid Tomb!”
(words spelled as they appear)

Capt. Stephen Arnold 1739-1810

“God my Redeemer lives
And often from the skies
Looks down and watches all my dust
Till he shall bid it rise.

Arrayed in Glorious grace
Shall this vile body shine
And evry shape and face
Look heavenly and divine”
(words spelled as they appear)


Rebekah d. May 17, 1813; 57y; m. George Tifft; d/o Rebekah & Benjamin Brown


Arnold d. Mar. 3, 1815; 32y; s/o Honor Arnold & Samuel Carpenter
Roxana d. Oct. 7, 1865; 22y5m


Franklin d. Sept. 7, 1865; 22y5m


Alson 6/21/1803 – 8/16/1807 5y s/o Rhoda & Griswold
Daniel 9/16/1730 – 3/15/1793 63y m. Catharine Avery s/o Rachel Starr & Daniel Denison
Erie 11/10/1807 – 10/21/1808 11m11d child of Sarah & Jonathan
Esther Brown d. 12/4/1777 28y m. Capt. James Denison
George 4/12/1763 – 3/16/1786 23y s/o Catharine & Daniel
Griswold 8/21/1761 – 3/20/1826 61y m. Rhoda Tifft s/o Catharine & Daniel
James 4/18/1746 – 12/24/1778 32y s/o Rachel Starr & Daniel Denison. Died during American Revolution as a Captain
Rhoda Tifft 1777-1869 m. Griswold
Infant son d. 8/18/1773 s/o Catharine & Daniel
Infant son 12/9/1801 – 12/9/1801 s/o Sarah & Jonathan


Daniel 1730-1793

“Erected September 4, 1860 by their son’s widow Rhoda Denison”

Esther 1750-1777

“Mourn not for me
It is all in vain”

Griswold 1761-1826

“Far from the world of toil and strife
He’s present with the Lord
The labor of his mortal life
Ends in a long reward”

Capt. James Denison 1746-1778

“Go home dear friends
Lament no more
I am not lost
But gone before”

Rhoda Tifft Denison 1777-1869

“Yea, soon this tenement of clay
Falls by the weight of time
The soul immortal soar away
To an eternal clime”
(words spelled as they appear)


Dorothea A. d. Feb. 17, 1866; 23y2m23d; d/o Charlotte & Henry
Henry d. Nov. 17, 1865; 57y “father”


Avery d. 3/1/1811 16y6m s/o Catharine and Maj. James Jones died when a log rolled on him
Avery D. d. 4/19/1828 17y Waty & James
Catharine Denison 7/24/1758 – 3/9/1851 94y d/o Catharine Avery & Daniel Denison
Edward M. d. 3/26/1851 8y2m18d s/o Margaret M. & Augustus Jones
Elias 2/6/1797 – 6/28/1876 m. Lydia Sweet s/o Catharine Denison & Maj. James Jones
Griswold D. d. 5//28/1830 4y s/ol Phebe & William
Halbert H. s/o Phebe & William
Maj. James 7/22/1754 – 7/26/1803 50y s/o Eunice Minor & Henry Jones
James, Esq. 3/28/1779 – 4/11/1873 m. Waty Berlin s/o Catharine Denison & James Jones
Margaret M. d. 7/12/1848 26y5m m. Augustus J. Jones
Mary A. d. 4/30/1861 22y m. Halbert H. Jones
Orlando d. 5/20/1824 2y4m9d s/o Lydia & Elias
Oscar s/o Phebe & William
Phebe d. 6/17/1866 73y m. William
Phebe d/o Phebe & William
Rosalley E. 9/23/1824 – 10/20/1902 m. John A. Jones
Waty 9/8/1781 – 7/5/1852 m. James Jones, Esq. d/o Augustus Jerome
Waty 10/29/1814 – 4/3/1852 38y d/o Waty Jones & James Jones
William d. 5/20/1861 72y m. Phebe s/o Maj. James & Catharine
William d. 3/22/1788 29y


Griswold D. Jones 1826-1830

“Sleep on sweet babe
and take thy rest
God called thee home
When he thought best”

Major James Jones 1753-1803

“While I lie in this silent tomb
Do you prepare to come”

William Jones 1760-1788

“Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord”


James H. 8/15/1840 – 7/20/1908 m. #1 Mary E.; #2 Rhoda C.
Rhoda C. 5/25/1838 – 12/15/1887 m. James H.


Rhoda C. Lillibridge 1838-1877

“At Rest”


Jessie May 2/3/1880 – 5/1/1900 or 1920 m. Clarence Derby


Lydia 7/30/1802 – 10/23/1895 m. Elias Jones


George 1/16/1754 – 5/9/1813 61y m. Rebeckah Brown s/o Mary Webb & Jon Tifft
Rhoda 8/18/1777 – 3/22/1869 92y m. Griswold Denison d/o Rebecca Brown & George Tifft

To view the cemetery map, click here.