Montgomery — Burial-Places
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
The burying-ground first laid out in the town is the one at the centre of the town, near the churches. It is a neatly-kept inclosure, but contains no headstones of very early date. Many of the earliest graves had no monuments, while others that were marked by tablets have been robbed by the ruthless hand of time. The oldest inscriptions traceable are the following:
Lucy Hatch, 1799; Horatio Crow, 1805; Lydia Crow, 1807; David Crow, 1817; Huldah Crow, 1809; Joel Moor, 1822; Elisha Hutchinson, 1819; Susanna Herrick, 1820; Achsah Chapin, 1823.
Many old graves are found in family burying-grounds, of which the town contains several.