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Your Silent Neighbors

Take a tour through the past with “Your Silent Neighbors", which introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.

“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.

Choose a name from the list to begin your journey into Canton's past:


4/12/2022 - Ambrose Case

YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, Ambrose Case, Farmer 
by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate and Deputy Town Historian
  
Born on the farm where he built his house and lived his entire life, Ambrose Case (1806-1883) was the great-grandson of Richard Case, the first white settler in what would become Canton.  He was one of ten children of Robert and Clarissa Case.  He married Jane Rice. 
  
Case “was an enterprising farmer, and by his industry had acquired considerable property,” according to the Hartford Courant.  His farm, which included a grist mill, was located in the far northern reaches of town. 
  
Ambrose Case is buried in the North Canton Cemetery, North Canton.  His monument is made of zinc (sometimes called white bronze), a product of the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
  
“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.




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