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Stamford Groups Place Flags On Revolutionary War Gravesites

Stamford Daughters of the American Revolution honoring the Revolutionary soldiers are Altheas Tenca, Jessica Tenca, Tom Gorin,from the Capt. Mathew Mead Branch SAR Branch, Katie Sumner, Stamford DAR Regent, Rebecca Boutsikoudis and Justine Goebel.
Stamford Daughters of the American Revolution honoring the Revolutionary soldiers are Altheas Tenca, Jessica Tenca, Tom Gorin,from the Capt. Mathew Mead Branch SAR Branch, Katie Sumner, Stamford DAR Regent, Rebecca Boutsikoudis and Justine Goebel. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- In honor of Memorial Day, the Stamford Daughters of the American Revolution and the Capt. Mathew Mead Branch Sons of the American Revolution Branch, placed small flags at Stamford's Revolutionary War soldier gravesites at the North Street Cemetery.

There are 24 Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the cemetery, and important historic Stamford residents include Thaddeus Weed, the Rev. Noah Wells, minister of the First Congregational Church in 1776, and the mysterious Elizabeth Nichols, whose tombstone denotes "she saved Stamford from the burning of the British -1779."

Other familiar Stamford families, such as Davenport, Hoyt, Franklin, Scofield and Selleck are buried in this historic cemetery.

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