New Hampshire USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The so-called "Wheeler Hill Cemetery", on the west slope of Wheeler Hill, is really three separate cemeteries adjoined to one another; it is an unusual conglomeration of an old pre-existing cemetery, an even older one that was moved next door, and current burials around the moved cemetery. Plot numbers are unofficial, but indicate in which 'cemetery' the folks were buried.
The "History of Littleton" (written in 1895) says, "On the road leading from [Dalton] to the village [of Littleton] is a small burial-place known as the Wheeler Graveyard, taking its name from the neighborhood in which it is located."
Plot numbers for those originally buried in the Pattenville Cemetery are listed left to right, front to back as CurrentSect-Row-Stone#=PlatMapGrid-OrigStone# (e.g."A-1-1=1A-40" means, "currently in Sect A, row 1, 1st stone; was originally in grave #40, grid 1A of the 1927 plat"); comparing new location=to=original location makes it clear that these folks were not reburied in the same order that their loved ones had them buried.
Plot numbers for the old Wheeler Cemetery are listed as W+Sect-Row-Stone# - listed left to right, front to back.
Plot numbers for the new "Wheeler Hill" burials (Sects C & E) are listed as WH+Sect-Row-Stone# - listed right to left, back to front; (Sect F) is listed as WH+Sect-Row-Stone# - listed left to right, back to front - as that is the order burials are presently taking place in these three sections. - MORE -