Cemeteries of Southwest Harbor - Lurvey Burial Ground        
Lurvey Burial Ground
Southwest Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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

(11 November 2005)

Location: Smuggler's Den Campground. UTM: 19T 0553246, 4905297; Lat./Long.: N 44°17′56.3″ x W 68°19′57.0″

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island, go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. On the right in approximately 9.1–9.2 miles (the last 4.8–4.9 miles of which are south of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 102/198 and 198/233), is the entrance to Smuggler's Den Campground. Inquire at the office for permission to enter the campground and for directions to the cemetery.



Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 11 November 2005)
   Hannah (LURVEY; dau. of Jacob LURVEY and Hannah; wife of Capt. William [no stone]) - d. 24 March 1852 Æ 70 y.
   Andrew - b. 1742; d. 1812; bur. "in an unmarked grave on Spurling Point Cranberry Island"1
   Asa W. - b. 30 August 1840; d. 30 December 1898
   Isaac [husb. of Lavina] - d. 15 September 1852 Æ 57 y., 7 m.
   Lavina [wife of [Isaa]c2] - d. 20 July 1872 Æ 75 y., 18 d.
   William (Capt.) - b. 22 December 1827; d. 25 June 1909
LURVEY [includes LERVY]
   [Hannah - see GILLEY]
   Hannah (wife of Jacob) - d. 1 April 1839 Æ 81 y., 7 m.
   Hannah H. (dau. of Enoch and Rebecca [no stones]) - d. 5 October 1848 Æ 14 y., 6 m.
   infant (son of Enoch and Rebecca [no stones]) - d. 7 April 184[6 or 7]3 Æ 2 w.
   Isaac F. - d. 7 September 1863, Augusta, Maine, Æ 38 y.; (member of Co. E, 28th Maine Regiment [Civil War])
   Jacob (husb. of Hannah) - b. 1761; d. 11 September 1853 Æ 92 y.; ("He was a soldier of the Revolution and was twice taken prisoner during that war." [Revolutionary War])
   Jacob - b. 1844; d. 1928
   Lemuel - b. 1839; d. 1923; (member of Co. D, 1st Maine Cavalry [Civil War])
   Nathan Curtis (son of Enoch and Rebecca [no stones]) - d. 5 April 1848 Æ 6 m.

   1There is (1999) a wooden marker on Spurling Point (Cranberry Isles - 16).
   2Stone broken and partially patched.
   3Both numbers are engraved in the same position. It appears that 7 was engraved first and then a 6 was more coarsely carved over the 7 [to correct an erroneous 7?].

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