"I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness."

Ruth, wife of Nehemiah Mead
April 25, 1770-February 13, 1851

Located on the eastern shore of the Cos Cob Mill Pond is the Mead family burying ground at Cos Cob. The plot is elevated above the surrounding terrain by a stonewall that circumscribes the cemetery. It is shaded by oaks, cedars, and pine trees. Daffodils bloom every spring among the gravestones. The cemetery is connected to Relay Place, a residential cul-de-sac, by a fifteen foot wide access that runs along the shore of the Mill Pond.

The land upon which the burying ground is situated has been in family stewardship since the late seventeenth century.

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