Just outside the main entrance are old Bucktrout graves.  Tourists see the headstone of “little Benjamin” then often try to find his mother.  (She remarried and her grave is several plots east with the Smith family, where a thoughtfully inscribed  stone straightens the puzzle saying that Lucy Cosby was widow first of our forebear, Richard M. (1805-68), sons of Benjamin I.  Prominent is a headstone to Adelia Higgins Bucktrout, Richard’s wife (1817-57).  Cut into the stone are names of three little boys who preceded her in death.

    A daughter Delia survived (1847-1918), a tiny, spunky girl who found love and romance during the Civil War as a rebel Confederate spy.

Bruton Parish Church

    Walking up the street toward the Capitol we come to Bruton Church which dates to 1683, about ten years before the college.  All generations of our family attended this English state  church.  Thomas Ballard I was a first vestryman, and plaques on the wall, and on a pew, attest to this.

Grave of Benjamin Earnshaw Bucktrout
Grave of Little Benjamin
Adelia Adalaide Higgins Bucktrout