Church on the Hill Cemetery Tour


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Jonathan Hinsdale (1724-1811) Lenox
MA, USA

The first recorded settler in Lenox; built a small house on what is now Old Stockbridge Road.  His daughter Rhoda thought to be first child born in Lenox.

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    Major General John Paterson (1746-1808) Massachusetts 7A, Lenox
    MA 01240, USA

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    He came to Lenox from New Britain, CT in 1766 and immediately became a community leader.  He served for all eight years of the Revolutionary War and was a friend and counselor to George Washington.

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      Azirah Egleston (1758-1822) Lenox
      MA, USA

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      Born in Sheffield, MA, he enlisted as a private in the Revolutionary War at age 18 in April 1775.  He fought with Maj. Gen. John Paterson and came home to marry Gen. Paterson's daughter, Hannah.  

       

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        Judge William Walker (1751-1831) Lenox
        MA, USA

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        Born in Rehoboth, MA, William Walker came to Lenox in 1773 and served in the Revolutionary War.  He led investing in the Lenox Dale iron works and was judge of the county court until his son, William P. Walker, succeeded him in 1824.

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          Dr. Anson Jones (1798-1858) Lenox
          MA, USA

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          Born in Great Barrington, Anson Jones is a colorful example of the many Berkshire County residents who emigrated in the early 19th century to Ohio, Maine, New York - or in this case - Texas.  After a checked career as a doctor, Jones became the second and last (before it became a state) president of the Republic of Texas.

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            Anna Kneeland Haggerty Shaw (1835-1907) Lenox
            MA, USA

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            Born to a wealthy family in New York City, she met and married Robert Gould Shaw in 1861.  They honeymooned at her family summer home, Vent Fort, before he left to lead the first African American unit - the Mass 54th and died with them at Fort Wagner, South Carolina.

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              Edward Robbins Wharton (1850-1928) Lenox
              MA, USA

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              Teddy Wharton was destined to live the stereotypical version of the Gilded Age life so elegantly portrayed by his wife Edith Jones Wharton.  She designed and lived at The Mount in Lenox until she and Teddy separated. 

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                Leonard Constance Peters Lenox
                MA, USA

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                An excellent example of the immigrants who came to work on the estates and whose descendants populate modern Lenox.  One of 10 children, he left Kent, England when he was 20 to join family in Troy, NY.  He worked on the construction of Ethelwynd, brought his fiancee, Martha over, and raised three children in Lenox.

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                  Serge Koussevitsky (1874-1951) Lenox
                  MA, USA

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                  Born in what is now Tver Oblast Russia, he came to the United States in 1924.  He was renowned for his recording and conducting.  He is most revered in the Berkshires for bringing the Boston Symphony Orchestra to Tanglewood in 1936.

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