This summer, before my hiatus, I went on vacation to the Connecticut shore. We stayed in a beach house on Latimer Point in Stonington, CT. I relaxed, rested and soaked up the July sun. I also got to spend sometime trekking through a cemetery in the nearby town of Deep River, CT. Deep River is where my very long lost great, great grandfather is buried. I found this information within the last year after looking for over eight, so having the opportunity to visit his final resting place and the town he lived in was an exciting part of my trip.
George Henry Haskins is buried in the Fountain Hill Cemetery. Here are a few pictures from that excursion.
I was sad to find out that George doesn't have a headstone. If I didn't have the cemetery information I wouldn't have been able to find him. I have the general area where he is buried but not the exact location. I have to admit finding out there was no stone was very disappointing and was a little bit of a downer.
After our time tromping around the cemetery, our next stop in Deep River was to the local public library. My mission was to try to find George's obituary. I was not successful, again disappointed.
After a wonderful lunch at Kristen's we stopped at the Town Hall. I was able to enter the vault and look through various resources. This was really interesting and a little exhilarating. I got the chance to touch and look through some primary documents. Oh, the things that can keep a genealogist happy! All in all it was a great day in Deep River and a wonderful memory for my Summer 2011 Vacation.