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McIndoe Falls Cemetery
Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont
Lat: 44°16'07"N, Lon: 72°04'25"W
Wally Thrall 802-633-2290
Sexton: Clayton Evans 802-633-4015.
Submitted by Wally, Sep 03, 2003, last edited Aug 10, 2005 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 812.
To reach cemetery from I-91, take the Barnet exit, go south on US Rt 5 three miles, take first right upon entering village onto a dirt road, cemetery is immediately in sight directly ahead, beyond the interstate bridge.
Condition: stones recently cleaned, standing upright, mostly clearly readable in good cross-light at mid-day. History: (paraphrased from the History of Barnet) The earlier burials were in an enclosure roughly behind the (now closed) village grade school.
When the railroad was built, a deep cutting was made just back of this enclosure, which prevented any expansion. Land was bought just west of where Interstate Highway 91 would later be built and most of the bodies were moved there during the early years of the Civil War. There still remain the dust of a number of persons whose names and locations are not known.
Until 2002, the Town's (and Sexton's) records of burials at the new location contained less than 30% of the burials recorded on gravestones, this transcription project has corrected the omissions to the extent permitted by existent gravestones and burial records.
An a following a BirthDate indicates the date was calculated from DateDied minus age. F.L.T. indicates Rebekahs/Odd Fellows membership flag holder. Row # Stone #s refer to location numbers on the cemetery map, lower-case letters after Stone # indicate stone location within the lot, as read left to right (to assist in proving relationships), omitted letters are empty plots.
Transcription compilation completed: Jul 30, 2002. Compiled by personal inspection of gravestones, supplemented by data from the public vital record in the notes column. An outdated plot map previously existed, this has been brought current from cemetery records and on-the-ground measurements. Sexton's records were consulted and in the few instances where additional data was found, this has been annotated in the notes.
Two Gravestone remnants from the previous location of this cemetery are also listed, making this the most complete listing for this village's dead that can be compiled today.
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