Records of the "Ye Old Neighborhood" Cemetery, Hampton, New Hampshire>
on November 19, 2002
Harriet daughter of Jonathan & Joanna Elkins died Sept. 19, 1834 aged 2 yrs. & 19 d. [A verse, but difficult to read] [This stone is in an area of the cemetery where there are few headstones but many unmarked footstones indicative of additional graves. These may be her family members.]Joshua, son of Samuel & Meribah James died Dec 2, 1828 aged 19 yrs.
[ON ONE STONE] John Fogg Died Oct. 10, 1828 Aged 87 y'rs.
Elizabeth, his wife Died Jan. 17, 1834 Aged 88 y'rs.
Esther, their daughter Died Nov. 15, 1828 Aged 45 y'rs.
John Fogg, Jr. Died Apr. 8, 1831 Aged 62 y'rs.
Abigail, his wife died Apr. 23, 1809 Aged 35 y'rs.
Elizabeth, their dau. Died Aug. 21, 1800 Aged 1 y'r.
Erected by Mary Fogg
The next four stones are all in a separate fenced-in lot within the cemetery.
Mary, widow of Sanborn Batchelder, Died Oct 1, 1857 aged 8 yrs. [This stone has a severe crack through it that obscures the numbers 21 and 83. Folsom in 1938 was able to read them, although when she found this stone it was in another lot that has since been moved for road construction. This stone is the only one from that lot that was relocated to this cemetery. For more information, see note at the end of the listing for this cemetery.]
NOTE: Among Folsom's records from 1938 is a listing for a small private cemetery containing three stones. She claims to have found it in a "small walled-in lot on Hampton Road, near or opposite Batchelder places." This cemetery was at one time along Exeter Road a few hundred yards or so west of the junction with Timber Swamp Road, but was moved when road improvements were made. One of the three stones was moved into "Ye Old Neighborhood Cemetery" as noted above (Mary Batchelder) but the other two I could not locate. The bodies were reportedly moved to the current town cemetery on High Street, but they cannot be located in that cemetery. It seems unlikely that Mary Batchelder would have been re-buried in this cemetery and her husband Sanborn Batchelder moved elsewhere. As recorded by Folsom in 1938, they were:
Folsom made her record without copying the inscriptions verbatim. She used her own abbrevations for "died" and "aged" regardless of what it said on the stone.