My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Houses and Cemetery Plot

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center / House
Hartford, Connecticut

While on a tour of the house, I asked where she was buried. I was quite surprised to learn that she was buried just a few towns away from where I live in Massachusetts.

The following day, we went to the cemetery, and then two days later, while on a trip to Maine, my husband remembered where she lived in Brunswick, Maine, so of course we went there. That house looked unoccupied, and was in dire need of repairs (photo below).
I was there June 14, 2011, the day of Harriet's 200th Birthday Celebration. There were horse rides, music and entertainment as well as free cake available to all.
Brunswick, Maine (before renovation (above), after photos taken in October 2015)
I love the new (or repainted) shutters. Green is a better color than black.

  Room you see first if you enter the side door, by the house plaque.

Looking down from 63 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine

Harriet Beecher Stowe house, Brunswick, ca. 1930

Phillips Academy Cemetery
Andover, Massachusetts

"BRUNSWICK  What’s now a closet in the house at 63 Federal St. was likely where Harriet Beecher Stowe let an escaped slave stay for a night in 1850, and a parlor room in the front of the home was probably one of the places she sat down to write “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” a year later." Read more from Harriet Beecher Stowe house added to Underground Railroad network From the Portland Press Herald, April 20, 2016.

Flower Photos from this trip may be seen at