Sextons & Years of Service
1822 – 1846 Alpha Kingsley
List of Sextons prepared by Carole Bucy. 2000
Sexton. The job of the Sexton at the City Cemetery was difficult. He was in charge of arrangements for all burials, in having the graves dug prior to funerals and filled after interments, in keeping the Interment Books and in collecting the fees for burials. During periods of Epidemics this was unending work. We must be grateful to the endeavors of the Sextons in faithfully keeping the Interment Books at the City Cemetery so that we have knowledge of the many people who were buried in this cemetery. Today of the 19,745 burials in the Interment Books, only a fraction have tombstones. Of the 3,000 tombstones in the cemetery, in 2006, only 2000 tombstones had legible inscriptions.
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