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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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Woburn, Massachusetts

I went to the First Burial Ground in Woburn, Massachusetts in April 2015, for the purpose of finding some ancestors. One possible ancestor, and several family member's stones were located. On this cold windy day, I walked quickly and took quite a few photos. Along with the cemetery stones, I photographed the memorial marker for the Revolutionary War soldiers buried there. Eleazer Flagg Poole was my first cousin 6 times removed.
 

1775               1783
IN MEMORIAM
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS
PARK STREET BURIAL-GROUND

BALDWIN LOAMMI
1807
POOLE ELEAZER FLAGG
1776
BROOKS ZACHARIAH
1792
PORTER ASAHEL
1775
BURBEEN JOSEPH
1794
RHODES JACOB
1776
FOWLE JAMES
1779
RICHARDSON EBENEZER
1783
FROTHINGHAM THOMAS
1776
RICHARDSON STEPHEN
1783
GARDNER SAMUEL
1790
RICHARDSON STEPHEN
1787
LAMSON JOHN
1776
SIMONDS BENJAMIN
1783
                                                    THOMPSON DANIEL     1775






Surprise! A Name on a Harpswell, Maine War Memorial is Related to my Husband and I

 
Transcribing a memorial can provide a surprise.

In June, 2015 my husband and I went to Harpswell, Maine. I have been there several times before, but this visit was prompted by my seeing a great photos blogger, Pam Carter took of lilacs, a cattle pound and the old cemetery. I had to see them too. She didn't post a war memorial, so when I went with my husband to Harpswell, I automatically took pictures of the memorial for Heather Rojo's Honor Roll Project. While transcribing yesterday, I recognized a name, that of Elwood J. Campbell. He was my husband's uncle, and of course, me! Elwood passed away in 1969, as his wife a few years ago. I never met Elwood, but I know his two sons, who are still living. We always visit the cemetery where they were buried, the last trip was three weeks ago.

One of my future projects will be to research Elwood, and add more information about him to my tree. His military service was a surprise to my husband, and I immediately felt a connection because of Eldon's service. You never know whose names are on the memorials, unless you read them. A huge surprise might come your way.
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE
TO HONOR CITIZENS OF
HARPSWELL NECK
WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR II

*ERNEST A. WILSON

ALEXANDER, WILLIAM T.
HACKETT, DAVID H.
ALLEN, DELMA B.
HAMILTON, CLINTON M.
ALLEN, DEWIGHT L.
HAMILTON, ELLIS W.
ALLEN, WILLIS R.
HAMILTON, ISAAC E.
BAILEY, RAYMOND L. JR.
JOHNSON, ERWIN M.
BARNES, ESTHER M.
KING, JAMES S.
BIBBER, CHESTER A.
KNIGHT, WILLIAM R.
BIBBER, CHARLES A. JR.
LeMAY, J. EDWARD
BIBBER, ELROY C.
LeMAY, LOUIS L.
BIBBER, HERBERT W.
LUBEE, AUSTIN E.
BIBBER, RAYMOND L.
MARDEN, HAROLD D.
BIBBER, WALTER R.
McMANUS, DANIEL A.
BIBBER, WILBUR C.
MOODY, ERNEST E.
BONNEY, ALFRED E. III
MOODY, GEORGE F.
BUKER, CHARLES F. JR.
NEIL, LOUIS
BUSSELL, ALFRED V. JR.
NORRIS, HAROLD G.
CAMPBELL, ELWOOD J.
NORTON, ANDREW A.
CHIPMAN, IRVING F.
*  NORTON, CHARLES E.
CHIPMAN, LEE E.
NORTON, WALTER M.
CROOKER, HOWARD B.
NORTON, WARREN V.
CROOKER, WILLIAM F.
PALMER, ARTHUR R.
DION, CAMILLE L.
PEABODY, FRANK W.
DOWNS, THOMAS L. JR.
PIERCE, MERLE R.
DUNNING, CLEMENT S.
PIERCE, PHILIP T. JR.
DUNNING, JOHN A.
PULSIFER, DONALD C.
ESTES, ZANE H.
PULSIFER, MAHLON E.
FARR, BEVERLY W.
PULSIFER, PAUL H.
FARR, EDWARD C.
RICKER, EDMUNT JR. JR.
GRAVES, FRED C. JR.
RICKER, ROBERT S.
WALTON, ERNEST G.

The war memorial was in front of the
Old Harpswell Common Burying Ground.

List of people buried there Surname A-L

List of people buried there Surname M-Z
 Congregational Church to the back left.
Cattle Pound 1793 (located nearby, across the street)
This Society seems to be very active. If you already have a web page for yours or are interested in setting one up, you should look at their link.
Very pretty area with lobster traps and horses.