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Cemetery Inscriptions at Auburn and Turner

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 73 (July 1919).

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CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS AT AUBURN AND TURNER.
Copied by Winthrop Alexander of Roxbury, Mass.

The inscriptions given below were copied in 1910, and include all the inscriptions extant at that time in the three cemeteries visited. In each of these cemeteries, however, were several rough, unlettered stones, indicating graves.

From an old cemetery in Turner, Me.
[This cemetery is situated at the foot of Dillingham Hill, which was formerly a part of Turner, later belonged to Minot, and is now in Auburn, Me. The cemetery is on the north side of the hill, in the town of Turner, just across the line from Auburn. It is near the village of North Auburn. Most of the people buried in this cemetery lived on Dillingham Hill. No interments are now made here, and several bodies have been removed to the new cemetery at North Auburn.]

Martin Bradford, Jr., died Feb. 22, 1833, aged 44 years.
Mary, wife of Martin Bradford, Jr., died Jan. 7, 1835, aged 41 years, 9 months.
Ann H. Briggs, died June 8, 1859, aged 45 years, 5 months.*
Betsey, wife of Daniel Briggs, died Nov. 2, 1815, aged 47 years.†
Daniel Briggs, died Feb. 8, 1839, aged 74 years.
Hannah G., wife of Hiram C. Briggs, died Oct. 17, 1835, aged 24 years.‡
Mary, wife of Daniel Briggs, died Mar. 25, 1849, aged 80 years.§
William, son of Hiram and Semira Briggs, died Sept. 15, 1838, aged 5 months.
Rebecca W., wife of Samuel F. Coffin, died July 14, 1880, aged 52 years.
Samuel F. Coffin, died April 8, 1881, aged 63 years.
Harvey S. Harradon, died July 16, 1870, aged 65 years, 10 months, 4 days.
Sally L., daughter of Harvey S. and Sally Harradon, died May 8, 1848, aged 5 years, 9 months.
Sally W., wife of Harvey S. Harradon, died June 2, 1861, aged 53 years, 6 months, 11 days.
Gershom Holmes, died Jan. 5, 1852, aged 87 years.
Sally, wife of Gershom Holmes, died Dec. 20, 1846, aged 80 years.
Barbara M., daughter of Jabez and Betsey Merrill, died March 18, 1848, aged 12 years, 4 months.
Eudora, daughter of Jabez and Betsey Merrill, died Nov. 13, 1841, aged 1 year, 6 months.
Jasper H., son of Jabez and Betsey Merrill, died Aug. 3, 1841, aged 12 years, 6 months.
An infant, of Jabez and Betsey Merrill.
Benjamin Niles, died June 7, 1836, aged 89 years, 2 months.
James Niles, died July 22, 1861, aged 88 years.
Mearcy [sic], wife of James Niles, died Jan. 3, 1870, aged 97 years, 9 months.
Hannah D., wife of James M. Reynolds, died Sept. 9, 1840, aged 32 years.
Deacon Ichabod Reynolds, died April 3, 1855, died 82 years.
Polly, wife of Deacon Ichabod Reynolds, died May 19, 1866, aged 89 years, 2 months, 20 days.
Lucita, wife of Benjamin L. Townsend, died Sept. 20, 1842, aged 32 years.
Amasa Tribou, died June 22, 1842, aged 84 years.
Joseph M., son of Amasa and Mary Tribou, died July 30, 1838, aged 7 years, 3 months.
Mary, wife of Amasa Tribou, died April 27, 1842, aged 83 years.

*Daughter of Daniel Briggs. †She was Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Ezekiel.
‡Hiram C. Briggs was son of Daniel Briggs. §She was Widow Mary Milliken.


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From an old cemetery near North Auburn, Me.
[This cemetery is situated on the road leading from North Auburn over Dillingham Hill to Turner. No interments are now made here, and several bodies have been removed to the new cemetery at North Auburn.]

Abel Allen, died May 13, 1823, aged 64 years. Erected by his affectionate son Levi Allen.
Lenity H., wife of Abraham W. Allen, died May 26, 1835, aged 23 years, 1 month.
Ann W., wife of Timothy Bailey, died Dec. 17, 1852, aged 29 years.
Parke Bayley, died May 22, 1816, aged 20 years.
Timothy Bayley, died Feb. 23, 1831, aged 62 years.
Benjamin Beal, aged 73 years. A Revolutionary Soldier.
Molly, his wife, aged 69 years.
Auburn, son of Thomas J. and Mary B. Bonney, died April 15, 1846, aged 10 months.
Mary B., wife of Thomas J. Bonney, died Oct. 10, 1851, aged 45 years.
Thomas J., Jr., son of Thomas J. and Mary B. Bonney, died Mar. 20, 1849, aged 22 years, 7 months.
Charles H., son of Alfred and Louisiana Davis, died Jan. 6, 1846, aged 3 years.
John Dillingham, died June 24, 1853, aged 90 years, 9 months.
Sarah, wife of John Dillingham, died Feb. 28, 1820, aged 55 years, 10 months, 8 days.*
George D., son of Samuel D. and Diantha G. Harris, died Jan. 6, 1846, aged 3 years.
Mr. Alexander Munro, died Sept. 5, 1803, aged 71 years.
Rebecca Niles, wife of Daniel Niles, died Aug. 30, 1804, aged 29 years.
Huldah, wife of Thomas Perry, died July 3, 1848, aged 72 years.
Eunice, wife of Charles Tirrell, died Apr. 17, 1844, aged 36 years.†
Lydia Ann, daughter of Charles and Eunice Tirrell, died Aug. 6, 1838, aged 6 years, 6 months.
Lydia Ann, daughter of Charles and Eunice Tirrell, died July 17, 1849 [sic], aged 3 years, 22 days.
Lucy, wife of Nathan Warren, died Oct. 17, 1845, aged 82 years.
Nathan Warren, died Sept. 4, 1843, aged 81 years.
Amos Whitman, died Jan. 24, 1830, aged 37 years.
Elmira Whitman, died April 17, 1856, aged 61 years.
Harriet Whitman, died April 30, 1859, aged 61 years.
Sally A., wife of Zenas Whitman, died Feb. 24, 1857, aged 88 years.
Wealthy M., died Nov. 24, 1825, aged 10 months.
Susan M., died Feb. 18, 1828, aged 1 year, 6 months.
Amos A., died Feb. 21, 1829, aged 1 year, 1 month.
Children of Amos and Wealthy Whitman.‡
Zenas Whitman, died Jan. 24, 1849, aged 82 years, 8 months.

From an old cemetery in Auburn, Me.
[This cemetery is situated on the River Road in Auburn, northeast of East Auburn.]

Benjamin T. Bradbury, died Sept. 12, 1890, aged 82 years, 4 months.
Bathsheba M., his wife, died March 16, 1890, aged 78 years, 4 months.
Daniel J. Linscott. A member of Co. F, 13th Maine Regiment; Died Jan. 27, 1868, aged 34 years and 25 days.
Frank D., son of Daniel J. and Almira Linscott, died Dec. 1, 1879, aged 18 years, 9 months, 5 days.

*She was Sarah Gilbert of North Brookfield, Mass.
†She was daughter of John Dillingham.
‡The mother was daughter of John Dillingham.


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Augusta S., wife of Almon L. Penley, died Oct. 14, 1875, aged 26 years, 7 months, 16 days.
Angeline, daughter of Ethan and Deborah Pettengill, died Sept. 19, 1851, aged 19 years, 4 months.
Daniel, son of Ethan and Deborah Pettengill, died Nov. 16, 1866, aged 36 years, 5 months, 22 days.
Deborah, wife of Ethan Pettengill, died Feb. 3, 1889, aged 87 years.
Ethan Pettengill, died Sept. 18, 1882, aged 95 years, 9 months, 15 days.
Oliver H., son of E. and D. Pettengill, died Jan. 12, 1835, aged 1 year, 6 months, 12 days.
Floreston W., son of Thomas F. and Vesta A. Record, died Feb. 26, 1858, aged 6 months.
Abigail, wife of Wiswell Seabury, died May 25, 1849, aged 78 years, 9 months.*
Dillania, daughter of Wiswell and Abigail Seabury, died Nov. 15, 1844, aged 29 years, 5 months.
Forris Seabury, b. June 28, 1812; d. Apr. 11, 1889. "Father."
Leila M., daughter of Forris and Marilla Seabury, died Feb. 2, 1860, aged 5 years, 5 months, 3 days.
Marcus Seabury, died Oct. 23, 1871, aged 62 years, 1 day.
Preston B., son of Forris and Marilla Seabury, died Oct. 9, 1850, aged 2 years, 11 months, 24 days.
Wiswell Seabury, died Jan. 12, 1860, aged 91 years, 3 months.
M. W., died May 20, AD. 1812.†
A. H. Wilson, died April 3, 1875, aged 25 years, 11 months.
Jennet, wife of Charles Wilson, died Jan. 23, 1852, aged 27 years, 2 months.

*According to an entry in Rev. Jonathan Scott's Record of Marriages, published in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 10, p. 84, Mr. Wiswall Seabury and Miss Nabby Bradbury, both of the town of Poland, were married 29 Aug. 1797. Rev. Jonathan Scott was minister in that part of Poland, Me., which became in 1802 the town of Minot.—Editor.
†A rough stone, crudely lettered.