Cemeteries of Southwest Harbor - Newman Cemetery        
Newman Cemetery
Southwest Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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


(9 January 2000)





Location: UTM: 19T 0556066, 4900788; Lat./Long.: N 44°15′29.4″ x W 68°17′51.5″

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. In approximately 11.3–11.4 miles (about 0.8 miles of which are south of the blinking light in the village of Southwest Harbor), turn left onto Route 102A. In approximately 1.6–1.7 miles, turn left onto an unnamed dirt road (or if named, with no sign). This road runs along a large field that is enclosed by a wood fence. The cemetery is on the left in approximately 0.1 miles. It is so overgrown with vegetation that it is easy to miss.

History: Amos B. Newman sold (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 481, page 410; 29 May 1911;) to the “inhabitants of the town of Southwest [Harbor]” an eight foot by fourteen foot parcel that was a “lot of land in the addition to the Newman Cemetery ... to be used by said inhabitants for a burial lot”.

Notes: This cemetery is in very poor condition. As of 8 August 2010, some dead wood had been cut, and it was piled in one corner of the cemetery on top of two stones. (That wood remained in August of 2016.) Vegetation in most of the interior of the cemetery has been cut, but it is growing unchecked along some sides and in the corners. What remains of a wooden fence is falling down.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 9 January 2000)
BILLINGS
   Fannie (wife of Reuben [no stone]) - d. 23 April 1880 Æ 63 y., 10 m., 22 d.
CRAM
   Hannah G. (STANLEY; wife of George O. [no stone]) - d. 29 December 1869 Æ 33 y., 1 m.
DOLLIVER [includes DOLIVER]
   Alvah - d. 29 August 1896 Æ 44 y., 1 m., 10 d.
   Fanny S. (wife of John, Jr. [no stone]) - d. 23 March 1866 Æ 40 y.
   Julia S. A. (dau. of John, Jr. [no stone] and Fanny S.) - d. 17 October 1849 Æ 2 y., 9 m., 24 d.
   Lydia J. (wife of Benjamin S. [no stone]) - d. 10 July 1845 Æ 21 y., 10 m., 18 d.
   Thomas S. (son of John, Jr. [no stone] and Fanny S.) - d. 23 September 1849 Æ 3 y., 5 m., 14 d.
FORESMAN
   Harriet de Peyster (WELLES) - b. 8 June 1939; d. 30 August 1996
GETCHELL
   [Lucy T. - see STANLEY]
HIGGINS
   Harvey L. (son of Alfred E. and Amanda [no stones]) - d. 18 June 1885 Æ 7 m., 26 d.
HODGDON
   Ann (wife of Enoch [no stone]) - d. 10 October 1846 Æ 26 y.
MOORE
   Benjamin A. (Capt.; husb. of Julia A.) - b. 29 June 1822; d. 1 February 1898
   Betsey L. (wife of Thomas) - b. 1 December 1818; d. 5 May 1904
   Ezekiel (Capt.; husb. of Mary) - b. 29 June 1809; d. 3 May 1899
   Gilbert H. - d. 16 May 1864 Æ 23 y., 11 m., 7 d.; (“who fell in defence [sic] of his country” [Civil War])
   Julia A. (wife of Capt. Benjamin A.) - b. 2 December 1823; d. 5 May 1909
   Mary (wife of Capt. Ezekiel) - b. 18 April 1817; d. 22 June 1887
   Rachel (wife of Philip [no stone]) - d. 19 November 1825 Æ ca. 23 y.
   Samuel [husb. of Sarah?] - d. 10 October 1839 Æ 68 y.
   Sarah [wife of Samuel?] - d. 12 March 1861 Æ 88 y.
   Thomas (husb. of Betsey L.) - d. 28 May 1858 Æ 47 y.
   Welch - d. 7 February 1845 Æ 42 y.
MORRIS
   Abraham [husb. of Susan] - d. 16 August 1885 Æ 79 y., 6 m.
   Susan [wife of Abraham] - d. January 1898 Æ 76 y.
NEWMAN
   Adelbert A. (son of John L. and Livonia A. [no stones]) - d. 22 January 1871 Æ 17 y.
   Alma A. (dau. of John L. and Livonia A. [no stones]) - d. 14 June 1863 Æ 4 y.
   Archie A. (son of John L. and Livonia A. [no stones]) - d. 11 November 1889 Æ 17 y., 10 m., 11 d.; (“drowned”)
   Benjamin S.1 (husb. of Eliza) - b. 23 August 1814; d. 18 September 1887
   Dolly (wife of Thomas) - d. 8 February 1878 Æ 81 y., 21 d.
   E. H. (Capt.; son of [...]3) - d. [...]3 February [...]3, Long Br[...]3 Æ [...]02 y.; (“drowned”)
   Eliza1 (wife of Benjamin S.) - b. 31 October 1818; d. [no date]
   Emily (wife of John L. [no stone]) - d. 13 November 1850 Æ 22 y.
   H. R. (Capt.) - “lost at Labrador” 28 August 1876 Æ 29 y.
   infant (dau. of John L. [no stone] and Emily) - [b. and?] d. 13 November 1850
   John D. - d. 1 August 1840 Æ 19 y., 4 m.
   Thomas (husb. of Dolly) - d. 9 January 1861 Æ 75 y., 11 m., 7 d.
SAKOIAN
   Frances Cherpic Wilkin - b. 8 October 1912; d. 3 March 1989
   Vartkes “Sark” - b. 28 April 1915; d. 27 August 1991
STANLEY
   Fanny (wife of Capt. Sans) - d. 19 November 1849 Æ 52 y., 1 m.
   [Hannah G. - see CRAM]
   Holsey - d. 2 February 1880 Æ 26 y., 7 m., 2 d.
   John - d. 2 June 1867 Æ 61 y., 9 m.
   John, 2nd - d. 28 June 1866 Æ 33 y., 8 m., 22 d.
   John E. - b. 14 March 1850; d. 20 August 1908
   Lucy T. (GETCHELL; wife of Sans) - b. 20 November 1836; d. 9 March 1903
   Samuel S. - d. 2 April 1871 Æ 28 y., 5 m.; (“drowned on Georgies”)
   Sans (husb. of Lucy T. (GETCHELL)) - b. 3 June 1827; d. 16 August 1900
   Sans (Capt.; husb. of Fanny) - b. 14 May 1791; d. 26 July 1858
T.
   A. [footstone only]
TRAIN
   Cuff - b. 1942; d. 2013 (gravestone)
WELLES
   Catharine Bedlow Fish van Alstyne - b. 2 August 1906; d. 18 June 1983
   Edward Randolph, II (Bishop) - b. 20 April 1907; d. 15 April 1991
   Edward R[andolph?]., III (Admiral) - b. 17 January 1941; d. 9 February 1994
   [Harriet de Peyster - see FORESMAN]
   Peter de Lanoy, Jr. (son of Peter and Anna [no stones]; brother of Suzanne [no stone]) - b. 9 February 1980; d. 11 April 2001
YOUNG
   Mary E. (wife of Guy V. [no stone]) - b. 3 October 1872; d. 10 May 1901

Notes:
   1Benjamin S. and Eliza NEWMAN's names are on one side of a monument that is laying on the ground. A second side is blank, and the remaining two sides are in contact with the ground and cannot be seen.
   2Difficult to read.
   3Below ground.



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