Deacon Oliver’s Cemetery
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com


(updated 30 April 2018)





Location. Set back from northeast side of road in Blagden Preserve, Indian Point. UTM: 19T 0550393, 4915130; Lat./Long.: N 44°23′15.7″ x W 68°22′02.3″

Directions. From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island (just after you cross the bridge from Thompson Island), go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. In approximately 1.9 miles, turn right onto Indian Point Road. Follow Indian Point Road approximately 1.9 miles to the intersection with a road on the right. Look for signs (2000) on a large tree indicating “Indian Point” and “The Nature Conservancy”. Turn right onto this road, and park in the lot on the left. The sign “private road/residents only” applies to vehicles. A narrow trail leading to the cemetery is less than 0.4 miles up this road on the right.

History:

Notes: The cemetery is enclosed by rope suspended between wooden posts, with rope absent between one pair of adjacent posts to provide an entrance/exit. The cemetery is maintained by descendants of Deacon Oliver Higgins.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers. (complete as of 23 April 1999)
BURBANK
   Emeline (HIGGINS; dau. of S[y or i]lvanus1 [no stone] HIGGINS and Abigail K.) - d. 5 October 1863 Æ 26 y., 7 m. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
HERLIHY (see Herlihy genealogy)
   Belle - b. 1864; d. 1953 (gravestone)
   D. Walker - d. 26 August 1929 Æ 38 y., 2 m., 27 d. (gravestone)
HIGGINS (see Higgins genealogy)
   Abby B. (wife of Willard C.) - d. 27 January 1924 Æ 96 y., 11 m., 27 d. (gravestone)
   Abigail K. (wife of S[y or i]lvanus1 [no stone]) - d. 28 August 1856 Æ 50 y., 8 m. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
   Alexander H. (son of Willard C. and Abby B.) - d. 5 March 1863 Æ 2 y. (lot, headstone, footstone)
   Alfonso (son of Oliver and Elizabeth [no stone]) - d. 6 October 1856 Æ 10 y., 9 m., 2 d. (gravestone)
   Andrew J. (son of Deacon Oliver, 2nd, and Ruth) - d. 17 September 1838 Æ 21 y., 6 m. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
   Ellen (dau. of S[y or i]lvanus1 [no stone] and Abigail K.) - d. 10 May 1848 Æ 2 y. (gravestone)
   [Emeline - see BURBANK]
   Harvey L. (son of Oliver and Elizabeth [no stone]) - d. 18 February 1881 Æ 16 y., 9 m., 28 d.; bur. Salem, N. H. (headstone)
   Howard P. (son of Oliver and Elizabeth [no stone]) - d. 20 November 1869 Æ 21 y., 6 m., 21 d. (headstone)
   infant (son of S[y or i]lvanus1 [no stone] and Abigail K.) - [b. and?] d. 15 June 1842 (gravestone)
   infants (children of Oliver and Elizabeth [no stone]) - [no dates] (headstone)
   Julia J. (dau. of Willard C. and Abby B.) - d. 23 February 1863 Æ 4 y. (lot, headstone, footstone)
   Julia S. (dau. of S[y or i]lvanus1 [no stone] and Abigail K.) - d. 15 March 1863 Æ 30 y., 16 d. (gravestone)
   Oliver (husb. of Elizabeth [no stone]) - d. 26 April 1898 Æ 77 y., 2 m., 17 d. (gravestone)
   Oliver, 2nd (Deacon; husb. of Ruth) - d. 6 February 1870 Æ 90 y. (gravestone)
   Ruth (wife of Deacon Oliver 2nd) - d. 10 October 1849 Æ 67 y., 6 m. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
   Willard C. (husb. of Abby B.) - d. 20 March 1892 Æ 68 y., 1 m., 22 d. (gravestone)

Note:
   1Different on different stones.



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