A Chronicle
Eminent People
buried in
Grove Street Cemetery

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1. Yehudi Ashmun, 1794-1828. Agent of the African Colonization Society which promoted the settlement of Blacks at Monrovia, Liberia.

2. George E. Day, 1814-1905. Yale professor of Divinity and Secretary of 2 Biblical Revision Committees.

3. Dr. Timothy Mix, 1711-1779. Colonial soldier. Died on a British Prison Ship.

4. John Bassett, 1652-1714. Captain of the trainband and Deputy to the General Court (Legislature) of Connecticut Colony.

5. Daniel Lyman, 1718-1788. Surveyor, Deputy to the General Court, Court Referee, Justice of the Peace and care-taker of the State's public records.

6. Amos Beebe Eaton, 1806-1877. Soldier. Veteran of 4 wars, attained the rank of Major General.

7. Benjamin Silliman, 1779-1864. Educator and pioneer in scientific education. Founder of the American Journal of Science.

8. Jedediah Morse, 1761-1826. "Father of American Geography," and Clergyman.

9. David Humphreys, 1752-1818. Aide de Camp to General Washington.

10. Theodore Winthrop, 1828-1861. Major United States Army. First New Haven victim of the Civil War.

11. Noah Porter, 1811-1892. Professor, Clergyman and President of Yale College, 1871-1886.

12. Lyman Beecher, 1775-1863. Clergyman, abolitionist and Father of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

13. Eli Whitney, 1765-1825. Inventor of the Cotton Gin and the system of standardized and interchangeable parts.

14. Noah Webster, 1758-1843. Lexicographer. Published his Dictionary and a spelling book.

15. Eli Ives, 1779-1861. Teacher and Professor of Medicine.

16. Denison Olmstead, 1791-1859. Professor of Medicine and Natural Philosophy. One of the first two to observe Halley's Comet in 1835.

17. Ithiel Town, 1784-1844. Architect and inventor of the lattice truss bridge.

18. Arthur Twining Hadley, 1857-1930. Dean of Yale Graduate School when women were first admitted. President of Yale University, 1899-1921.

19. Leonard Bacon, 1802-1881. Clergyman and anti-slavery man. Nearby is his sister, Delia, 1811-1859, originator of the Baconian Theory of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays.

20. James Rowland Angell, 1869-1949. President of Yale University 1921-1937. First President without a Yale degree upon election.

21. James Brewster, 1788-1866. Industrialist, Railroad Promoter and Philanthropist.

22. West Wall. Stones from the Upper Green placed here.

23. Hubert Anson Newton, 1830-1896. Meteorologist and Mathematician.

24. Edward Gaylord Bourne, 1860-1908. Historian and Educator. Leader in the American Historical Association.

25. Samuel W. Johnson, 1839-1909. Yale Professor and co-founder of the Agricultural Experiment Station Movement with William H. Brewer.

26. North Wall. Stones from the Upper Green placed here.

27. Charles Goodyear, 1800-1860. Inventor of vulcanized rubber.

28. Henry H. Townshend,1874-1953. Proprietor and historian of Grove Street Cemetery. Antiquarian and Civic Figure.

29. Jeremiah Evarts, 1781-1631. Scholar, Writer and Missionary Executive. Editor of the Panoplist and the Missionary Herald.

30. Alfred Whitney Griswold, 1906-1963. Historian and Educator, President of Yale University, 1950-1963.

31. Charles Seymour, 1885-1963. Educator and President of Yale University, 1937-1950.

32. Theodore Dwight Woolsey, 1812-1889. Educator and anti-slavery leader, President of Yale University, 1846-1871.

33. Joseph Earl Sheffield, 1793-1882. Merchant and founder of Sheffield Scientific School.

34. Josiah Willard Gibbs, Sr. 1790-1861. Professor at Yale Divinity School, 1824-1861.

35. Josiah Willard Gibbs, Jr. 1839-1903. Classical Scholar, Scientist, and the "Father of Thermodynamics."

36. James A. Hoppin, 1820-1906. Teacher and Professor of Religion and Art.

37. Alexander C. Twining, 1801-1884. Inventor of first practical artificial ice system.

38. Elias Loomis, 1811-1889. Mathematician and Astronomer.

39. Othniel C. Marsh, 1831-1899. Paleontologist. Recognized for organization of the whole skeleton rather than individual bones.

40. Timothy Dwight, 1829-1916. Educator, Clergyman and President of Yale University, 1886-1899.

41. Henry Austin, 1804-1891. Architect. Designed gates of the cemetery as well as houses and public buildings.

42. Alfred Howe Terry, 1827-1890. Soldier. Major General, U.S. Army. Hero of Ft. Fisher near Wilmington, 1865. General George A. Custer's Commanding officer against the Sioux in 1876.

43. Eli Whitney Blake, 1795-1886. Manufacturer and Inventor of the stone crusher. His brother, Philos, invented the corkscrew.

44. Samuel Mansfield, 1717-1775. Sheriff of New Haven-first time that office was mentioned.

45. George Peck Fisher, 1827-1902. Historian and Theologian.

46. Benjamin Stillman, Jr. 1816-1885. Yale Chemist and Geologist. First suggested some practical uses for petroleum.

47. Aaron Skinner, 1800-1858. Civic figure and supervisor of improvements to Grove Street Cemetery.

48. William H. Brewer, 1828-1910. Scientist. Influential in founding Yale Forestry School and co-founder of the list Agricultural Experiment Station with S. W. Johnson.

49. Phiness Bradley, 1745-1797. Soldier. Captain, commander of the artillery defending New Haven, July 5, 1779.

50. James Kingsley, 1778-1852. Professor of Hebrew, Greek and Ecclesiastical History at Yale.

51. Amos Doolittle, 1754-1832. Engraver of Revolutionary Scenes and Silversmith. "The Revere of Connecticut."

52. Napthali Daggett, 1727-1780. Clergyman, Educator and President pro tempore of Yale College 1766-1777.

53. Henry Farnham, 1836-1917. Prominent New Haven merchant and Philanthropist.

54. Hezekiah Augur, 1791-1858. Wood carver, Sculptor and Inventor.

55. Leverett Candee, 1795-1863. Industrialist. First practical use of Goodyear's vulcanization of rubber.

56. Chauncey Goodrich, 1790-1860. Yale Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Charge.

57. Theodore T. Munger, 1830-1910. Distinguished Clergyman.

58. Hiram Bingham, 1789-1869. Pioneer Missionary to Hawaii, Clergyman.

59. James Bishop, born England?-1691. Served as Secretary, Lieutenant Governor and Deputy Governor of New Haven Jurisdiction.

60. David Daggett, 1764-1854. Lawyer, Politician, Judge and Chief Justice of Connecticut Superior Court.

61. Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, 1717-1758. Soldier, and Colonel in Colonial Army.

62. James Hillhouse, 1754-1832. Attorney, Politician, Soldier and Civic Figure. Planted the elms, established Grove Street Cemetery. Nearby is his daughter, Mary Lucas, 1786-1871, a Philanthropist and able Businesswoman.

63. Timothy Trowbridge, 1631-1734. Merchant, Soldier and Politician.

64. Leverett Hubbard, 1725-1795. Soldier, Physician and Apothecary.

65. Hon. Nathan Smith, 1770-1835. U.S. Senator, Transportation Promoter and Civic Figure.

66. David Wooster, 1711-1777. Soldier, Major General, 7th in rank below Washington. Killed in Action.

67. Nathan Whiting, 1724-1771. Soldier, Colonel in the 7 Years' War.

68. Thomas Clap, 1700-1767. Rector (President) of Yale College, 1740-1766.

69. Jeremiah Day, 1773-1868. Educator, President of Yale University, 1817-1845.

70. Roger Sherman, 1721-1793. Statesman. Signer of the 4 basic documents of the Republic: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

71. Roger Sherman Baldwin, 1793-1863. Lawyer, U.S. Senator, and 32nd Governor of Connecticut.

72. Nathan Beers. 1763-1861. Paymaster to Connecticut troops in the Revolution.

73. Andrew Hull Foote, 1806-1863. Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Wounded on the Mississippi River, he died enroute to his next assignment the blockade of Charleston.

74. Titus Street, 1786-1842. Businessman and Civic Figure.

75. Timothy Dwight, Sr. 1752-1817. Scholar, President of Yale University, 1795-1817.

76. Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795. Scholar, Diarist, Clergyman and President of Yale College, 1778-1795.

77. Theophilus Eaton, 1590-1657. Coleader of the expedition that founded New Haven and 1st Governor of New Haven.

78. Martha Townsend, 1753-1797. First interment in Grove Street Cemetery.

79. Nathaniel Jocelyn, 1796-1881. Engraver and Portrait Painter.


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