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

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


(23 August 2011)





Location: UTM: 19T 0555067, 4901619; Lat./Long.: N 44°15′56.6″ x W 68°18′36.3″

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. The church and cemetery are on the right in about 0.8–0.9 miles.

History: A deed (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 54, page 500; 10 January 1831) from Nicholas Tucker to the Committee for the [church?] Proprietors referred to the “Burying-ground”. Mrs. Seth Thornton in her 1938 book Traditions and Records: Southwest Harbor and Somesville noted that during “the summer of 1934 this churchyard was cleared of bushes and underbrush by the boys of the C C C camp, Company 158.”

Notes: Stones in this cemetery are generally in poorer condition—both in readability and in position—than stones in most other cemeteries in the area. This cemetery is enclosed by a post and rail fence with one space between a pair of adjacent posts for an entrance/exit. Except for two rails that are broken, the fence is in good condition.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 23 August 2011)
ADAMS
   Ann Maria (dau. and "only child" of John and Mary Ann) - [b. and?] d. 17 […]1 185[8?]1
   John (husb. of Mary Ann) - b. 24 December 1801; d. 7 May 1892
   Mary Ann (wife of John) - b. 21 October 1816; d. 13 April 1897
BOWDEN
   Cyntha [sic] M. (dau. of Twisden and Patience [no stones]) - d. 8 December 1852 Æ 15 y., 8 m.
BROWN
   infant (dau. of Capt. William N. and Joan[na]3 [no stones]) - [no dates]
   Jno. [Jonathan] - [no dates]; (Revolutionary War soldier)
   Mercey C. (dau. of Capt. William N. and Joan[na]3 [no stones]) - d. 16 June 1851 Æ 16 y.
   Nathan C. (son of Capt. William N. and Joan[na]3 [no stones]) - d. 17 December 1831 Æ 4 w.
   Nathaniel H. (son of Capt. William N. and Joan[na]3 [no stones]) - d. 10 May 1846 Æ 4 y.
   Robert H. (son of Capt. William N. and Joan[na]3 [no stones]) - d. 10 January 1858 Æ 30 y.
DOLLIVER [includes DOLIVER]
   Joseph T. (son of Peter [no stone] and Phebe J.) - d. 12 November 1850 Æ 19 y., 28 d.
   Lemuel (Capt.) - d. 24 May 1887 Æ 50 y., 2 m.
   Phebe J. (wife of Peter [no stone]) - d. 1[8?]1 [August?]1 18[…]1 Æ 76 y., 2 m.
HIGGINS
   Sarah D. (wife of Nathaniel [no stone]) - d. 5 April 1855 Æ 33 y.
HODGKINS
   Bryant2 - [no dates]
   Louisa D.2 - d. 1902 Æ [not given]
HOPKINS
   Mary A. (wife of Clark [no stone]) - d. 13 July 1893 Æ 57 y., 9 m.
KEENE
   Lucy C. (wife of Reuben F.) - d. 25 July 1893 Æ 73 y.
   Reuben F. (husb. of Lucy C.) - d. 22 May 1889 Æ 74 y.; (member of Co. A, 13th Maine Regiment [Civil War])
KING
   E. N. K[ING?]. [footstone only]
   Lucy - d. 19 April 1839 Æ 33 y., 8 m., 15 d.
   M[argaret?]. (wife of Capt. Rufus) [footstone only]
   R[ufus?]. (Capt.; husb. of Margaret) [footstone only]
   Rufus W. (son of Capt. Rufus and Margaret [no stones]) - d. 8 November 1857 Æ 13 y., 6 m., 17 d.
   W. C. K[ING?]. [footstone only]
   William - d. 9 March 1834 Æ 4 y., 10 m.
LANGLY [sic]
   Esther (wife of Phillip [sic] [no stone4]) - d. 26 May 1868 Æ […]1 y., 6 m.
M.
   P. [spouse of R. F.?] [footstone only]
   R. F. [spouse of P.?] [footstone only]
MAYO
   Cordelia H. (dau. of Joshua and Livonia [no stones]) - d. 1 November 1850 Æ 15 y., 4 m.
MCKENZIE
   Angelia (dau. of William and Delia [no stones]) - d. 24 September 1849 Æ 7 y., 6 m.
MOORE [includes MORE]
   Andrew W. - b. 18 October 1839; d. 8 April 1906
   Benjamin Franklin ("oldest son" of Capt. Benjamin S. [no stone] and Rebecca) - d. 3 July 1843 Æ 17 y., 7 m., 12 d.
   Gilbert H. (son of Capt. Benjamin S. [no stone] and Rebecca) - d. 20 December 1850 Æ 22 y., 4 m.
   John (husb. of [S]usan1) - d. 12 March 1881 Æ 83 y., 1 m., 19 d.
   Phebe Maria (dau. of Capt. Benjamin S. [no stone] and Rebecca) - d. 22 October 1834 Æ 2 y., 3 m., 4 d.
   Rebecca (wife of Capt. Benjamin S. [no stone]) - d. 20 June 1898 Æ 92 y., 5 m., 21 d.
   [S]usan1 (wife of John) - d. 12 June […]1 Æ 62 y., [10?]1 m., 11 d.
NEWMAN
   Laura (wife of Capt. R. S. [no stone]) - d. 3 November 1860 Æ 26 y., 11 m.
R.
   J. [footstone only]
RAFANEL [includes RAFNEL]
   Augustus (husb. of Nancy) - d. 14 October 1845 Æ 82 y.
   Nancy (wife of Augustus) - d. 7 May 1842 Æ 89 y., 9 m., 13 d.
   Simeon (son of Augustus and Nancy) - b. Mount Desert; d. 12 December 1820 Æ 27 y.
SMITH
   Carlie [sic] C. (son of Frank L. and Katie N. [no stones]) - d. 29 October 1897 Æ 9 m.
   infant ("first infant son" of Frank L. and Katie N. [no stones]) - [b. and?] d. 30 October 1879
STANLEY [includes STANLY]
   Calvin J. (son of Horace E. and M. A. [no stone]) - d. 30 December 1894 Æ 23 y., 4 m.
   Horace E. (husb. of M. A. [no stone]) - d. 20 February 1895 Æ 55 y., 8 m.
   Isaac - d. […]1 Æ […]1
   Mary A. (wife of William [no stone]) - d. 19 February 1851 Æ 20 y., 5 m.
   Mary Etta B. (dau. of Capt. Peter S. and Sarah N.) - d. 8 November 1851 Æ 13 y., 4 m.
   Peter S. (Capt.; husb. of Sarah N.) - b. 5 June 1808; d. 17 January 1892
   Sarah N. (wife of Capt. Peter S.) - d. 20 February 1864 Æ 50 y., 11 m., 23 d.
TUCKER
   Amanda M. (dau. of Nicholas and Bets[e]y3 [no stone]) - d. 21 October 1833 Æ 3 y., 2 m., 19 d.
   Andrew (son of Nicholas and Bets[e]y3 [no stone]) - b. 21 November 1817; d. 22 April 1819
   Horace D. (son of N. C. and S. L. [no stones]) - d. 25 June 1860 Æ 1 y., 4 m., 10 d.
   Nicholas (husb. of Bets[e]y3 [no stone]) - d. 14 July 1839, "in a foreign land", Æ [63?]1 y.
WARD
   Andrew (son of Capt. William H. and Hannah E.) - d. 2 September 1869 Æ 2 m.
   Benjamin, Jr. (son of Capt. Benjamin and Margaret) - d. 3 October 1850 Æ 18 y.
   Benjamin (Capt.; husb. of Margaret) - d. 23 April 1866 Æ 73 y., 6 m., 20 d.
   Hannah E. (wife of Capt. William H.) - d. 11 May 1886 Æ 36 y.
   Margaret (wife of Capt. Benjamin) - d. 23 December 1879 Æ 81 y., 2 m., 20 d.
   Miriam S. (dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Margaret) - d. 8 January 1851 Æ 15 y.
   Nettie (dau. of Capt. William H. and Hannah E.) - d. 10 January 1875 Æ 1 y., 10 m., 6 d.
   William H. (Capt.; husb. of Hannah E.) - d. 16 August 1902 Æ 72 y., 6 m., 27 d.

Notes:
   1Stone worn and/or broken.
   2The names of Bryant and Louisa D. HODGKINS are on one side of a large stone that is laying on the ground, thereby obscuring any name(s) and date(s) that may be on the other side.
   3Different on different stones.
   4Donald Colton Esty said in his 1983 book Greening's Island that Philip Langly is “in an unmarked grave back of the old white church at Manset. The location of the grave is known to several persons and it is hoped that someday it may be suitably marked.” (p. 9)



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