Cemeteries of Bar Harbor – Higgins Cemetery        
Higgins 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 23 April 1999)





Location. Southeast of intersection of Indian Point Road and Oak Hill Road. UTM: 19T 0550905, 4914615; Lat./Long.: N 44°22′58.9″ x W 68°21′39.4″

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. This road intersects with Oak Hill Road on the left in about 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Oak Hill Road, and the cemetery is immediately on the left.

History: This town-owned cemetery has been called the Higgins Burial Ground (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 1174, page 677) and contains “one-tenth of an acre, more or less” (1174:678).

Notes: This cemetery is enclosed by a wrought-iron-looking fence. There is a hole, presumably from a bullet, in the tallest monument, which is metal. Little lawn care is needed because most of the ground is covered by moss.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 23 April 1999)
BRALEY
   Cassie H. – b. 1889; d. 1919
COUSINS
   Joseph (Capt.; husb. of Mary) – d. 25 February 1860 Æ 80 y., 3 m.
   Mary (wife of Capt. Joseph) – d. 1 January 1840 Æ 49 y., 4 m.
HIGGINS
   Almira (wife of Benjamin H.) – b. 6 October 1820; d. 21 June 1910
   Amasa – d. 2 February 1852 Æ 45 y., 6 m.
   Ann M. [wife of DeLorraine A.] – b. 1847; d. 1922
   Benjamin H. (husb. of Almira) – d. 24 July 1888 Æ 77 y., 6 m., 2 d.
   Benjamin H., Jr. (husb. of Louise J.) – b. 16 June 1848; d. 29 September 1928
   Betsey (wife of Jesse) – d. 22 September 1865 Æ 71 y., 6 d.
   Bloomfield (husb. of Fannie S.) – b. 25 March 1850; d. 9 September 1923
   DeLorraine A. [husb. of Ann M.] – d. 23 June 1907 Æ 65 y., 11 m., 25 d.; (“soldier rest in quiet sleep” [Civil War?])
   Ellenett (dau. of Benjamin H. and Almira) – d. 5 August 1845 Æ 3 y., 11 m.
   Fairfield (son of Benjamin H. and Almira) – d. 5 September 1852 Æ 2 y., 6 m.
   Fannie S. (wife of Bloomfield) – b. 19 July 1858; d. 27 February 1940
   H. N. – [no dates]; (member of Co. E, 25th Maine Regiment [Civil War])
   Jacob – d. 18[45?]1
   Jared R. (son of Benjamin H. and Almira) – d. 1 June 1848 Æ 2 y., 16 d.
   Jesse (husb. of Betsey) – d. 21 June 1868 Æ 89 y., 8 m., 22 d.
   Jesse, Jr. – d. 23 March 1846 Æ 31 y., 4 m., 5 d.
   Louise J. (wife of Benjamin H., Jr.) – b. 4 December 1849; d. 15 September 1910
   Myra – b. 31 December 1865; d. 18 December 1875
   Myron H. (son of Benjamin H. and Almira) – d. 2 October 1879 Æ 21 y., 10 m., 22 d.
   [S?]ophia1 [H.?]1 (dau. of Oliver and Elizabeth [no stones]) – d. 17 February 1879 Æ 16 y., 10 m., 16 d.
   Winfield M. – b. 21 January 1880; d. 1 August 1943
   Winfield S. (son of Benjamin H. and Almira) – d. 9 April 1848 Æ 9 y., 10 m., 6 d.
JELLISON
   Myra A. – b. 19 July 1882; d. 20 April 1962
MAYO
   Anna (wife of James [no stone]) – d. 18 March 1877 Æ 81 y., 3 m.
   Hannah S. R. (wife of Henry [no stone]) – d. 5 August 1846 Æ 27 y., 4 m., 23 d.
NORWOOD
   Clifford C. – d. 24 December 1900 Æ 16 y., 10 m., 19 d.
   Violet – b. 27 April 1867; d. 19 June 1928
   William H. – b. 1874; d. 1959
REED
   Samuel, Jr. – d. 25 October 1853 Æ 70 y., 7 m., 22 d.
RICHARDSON (see Richardson genealogy)
   Daniel (husb. of Susan D.) – b. 22 February 1787; d. 15 July 1857
   Jared (son of Daniel and Susan D.) – d. 27 August 1833 Æ 18 y., 5 m., 9 d.
   Lewis (son of Daniel and Susan D.) – d. 20 October 1826 Æ 6 y., 9 d.
   Rhoda F. (dau. of Daniel and Susan D.) – d. 17 August 1824 Æ 8 y., 3 m., 3 d.
   Susan D. (wife of Daniel) – d. 7 January 1861 Æ 69 y., 17 d.
[…]
   […]2

Notes:
   1Stone worn, crumbling, and/or broken.
   2Stone worn and crumbling. This stone is adjacent to the stone of [S?]ophia [H.?] HIGGINS.



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