Follet Burial Ground

Follet Burial Ground.  Attleboro, Massachusetts

This burial ground was set aside for burial of his family members by Apollos Follet, Jr.  in 1815.  Ironically, his father outlived the younger's bequest.

There is not much written about the Follets on the web, but I was able to find this excerpt in, "A Sketch of the History of Attleborough: From its Settlement to the Division."

About three quarters of a century ago a small parcel of land was set aside by Mr. Apollos Follett as a family burial ground. It lies on the road leading from Park Street to the Bearcroft Road, between his house - now occupied by his grandson, Walter H. Follett - and the residence of Mrs. Simpson Harvey. There are but seven gravestones in this little yard, all probably that have been placed, as only a few people are buried here..."

Of note, Jonathan Follet, who died in 1819, was a revolutionary war veteran who served two tours for a total of 19 days.  These are the entries found in the archives of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War:

Follet, Jonathan, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Moses Willmarth's (9th) co.. Col. John Dagget's (4th Bristol Co.) regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days. [5-828]

Follet, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Moses Willmarth's cc, Col. Isaac Dean's regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 10 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll dated Attleborough. [5-829] 

From what I could glean, most of the Follets remained on the East Coast.  However, some of the children of these Follets moved to Nauvoo, Illinois to join the Mormons and plural marriage in Utah.