The burying grounds of 150 or 200 years ago were often in a corner of somebody’s farm property, (more)

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The burying grounds of 150 or 200 years ago were often in a corner of somebody’s farm property, and usually the only people buried there were members of the household. On a farm near Wisner, however, such a plot was used by the whole neighborhood, and the owner, Crynes Bertholf, decided to give this half-acre of land in his will to be forever used by the people of the area as a cemetery. It is known as the Locust Hill Cemetery and is beside King’s Highway.
The next family to own this same farm, the Belchers, sold a corner plot of land to the common school district of that neighborhood. The little one-room building, called the Belcher schoolhouse, also on King’s Highway, has been remodeled in more recent years and is now a private home.
This ancient farm, known as Locust Hill farm, had a long association with the Dunning family, and is now the property of the Charles Collins family.