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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Kittery, Maine

Cemeteries & History of Kittery, Maine

First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church in Kittery Point was established in 1714, and both the cemetery and church are located on Rt. 103, Pepperell Rd., Kittery Point. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

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Crew of the brig Hattie Eaton, Photo 2 Cast away on Gerrish Island March 21, 1876 Crew of 8 white and negro and 1 stowaway, Near this stone lie six bodies never claimed."
Mary Ann ?? d. 1819
Statira A. ?? d. 1835
Rev. John M. C. Bartley d. 1860
Susan Dana Bartley d. 1900
Susan Dana Bartley d. 1919
Julia B. Berry d. 1913
Moses G. Berry d. 1908, enlisted as a musician in the Union Army, later member of Co. G, 27th Maine Infantry (Civil War).
Betsey Billings d. 1873
Capt. Daniel Billings d. 1880
Ephriam Billings d. 1841
Capt. Robert Billings d. 1858
Sally Billings d. 1877
Adeline Brown d. 1843
Capt. John Brown d. 1836, lost at sea.
Sally Brown d. 1843
Lavinia Chase d. 1815
?? Cutts d. 1809
Charles C. Cutts d. 1869
Eliza Cutts d. 1846
Elizabeth A. Cutts d. 1900
Ellen H. Cutts d. 1862
Harriet Cutts d. 1837
Capt. Joseph Cutts d. 1861, a once wealthy East India merchant who lost his fame and fortune through the Embargo Act of Pres. Thomas Jefferson.
Lieut. Joseph Cutts d. 18??
Mary Chauncy Cutts d. 1842
Oliver Cutts d. 1889
Sarah C. Cutts d. 1874
Temperence M. Cutts d. 1869
Dea. Charles Duncan d. 1885
Emily Duncan d. 1885
John Henry Duncan d. 1836
Sarah Ellen Duncan d. 1836
Axsel Engerbretson d. 1878
Bernard Engerbretson d. 1882
Engerbret Engerbretson
Gustava Engerbretson d. 1880
Capt. John Follet d. 1820
Mercy Follet, Sr. d. 1797
Mercy Follet, Jr. d. 1852
Capt. Robert Follet, Jr. d. 1815
Capt. Robert Follet, Sr. d. 1780, a doctor and a captain during the Revolutionary War, stationed at Kittery Point.
Thomas Haswell Fortune d. 1882
Capt. Asa Frisbee d. 1872
Mary A. Frisbee d. 1854
Follet Gerrish d. 1934
Joseph Gerrish, Jr. d. 1844
Maria F. Blaisdell Gerrish d. 1930
Mary Follett Gerrish d. 1839
Mehitable Gerrish
Sarah Eliot Gerrish d. 1863, she " retained her intellectual and social quality to a remarkable degree in her advanced years", 92.
Capt. Samuel Gerrish d. 1807
William T. Gerrish, Esq. d. 1845
Elizabeth C. Grace d. 1851
Elizabeth S. Billings Grace d. 1852
Charles Francis Hagner d. 1844
George W. Hamilton d. 1843
Jane Hill d. 1864
Josiah Hill d. 186?
Thomas Jenkins d. 17??
Lydia Emery Follet Lawrence d. 1861, wife of Col. John Lawrence and daughter of John Emery, Esq. of York. She was first married to Capt. John Follett.
Harriot Henderson Lewis d. 1871
Elizabeth Billings Lowe d. 1851
Jeremiah Lowe d. 1832
Joanna Mitchell, d. 1855, widow of Capt. Benjamin Mitchell.
Rev. John Newmarch photo 2, d. 1754, first pastor of the First Congregational Church in Kittery.
A. E. Phillips, Co. K, 17th Maine Infantry (Civil War)
Albert W. Phillips d. 1888
Mary C.J. Randall d. 1896
Rev. Benjamin Stevens d. 1791, Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Kittery.
Charles Eliot Thaxter d. 1838
Levi Thaxter d. 1884, husband of Celia Laighton Thaxter (the famous poet from the Isles of Shoals.) She was sixteen when they married and he was her tutor. Levi was an actor and was well known for his readings, especially of Robert Browning poems who wrote his epitaph inscribed on his grave.
Mary Thaxter d. 1912
Roland Thaxter d. 1932, a well known Microbiologist. He was the first person to isolate the Myxobacteria and recognize them as distinct.
Temerance Tobey d. 1865
Capt. William Tobey d. 1878
John Walker d. 1746, a shipwright
Robert Cutt Whipple d. 1761, the brother of William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War General.
Capt. William Whipple d. 1751, the father of William Whipple

Chauncy Family Burial Plot
The Chauncy Family burial plot is also located on Rt. 103 further down the road. There is only one carved gravestone surrounded by fieldstone markers.


Charles Chauncy d. 1789, the only inscribed stone among many blank markers.


Dennett Family Cemetery

Located on Haley Farm Road.

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Betsey Dennet d. 1807
Dorcas Dennett d. 1857
John Dennett d. 1833
Capt. John Dennett d. 1837
Sarah Dennett d. 1818
Capt. Thomas Dennett d. 1840
Betsey Dennett Frisbee d. 1817


Dennett (2) Family Cemetery
Old Dennett Road.

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Lewis Family Cemetery

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Delia ?
Ralph ?
Simon ?
?? Cheney d. 1946
Francis H. Edgar d. 1901
George M. Cheney d. 1934
A?? Lewis d. 1835
Dolly Lewis d. 1877
Ephraim S. Lewis d. 1832, a doctor who practiced for 40 years in Franklin, Maine.
Sal?? Lewis d. 1841
?? Osborne d. 1895
Francis M. Osborn d. 1902
Lucinda Seaward d. 1906
Thomas D. Seaward d. 1903
Dolly A. Smith d. 1928
Ransom E. Smith d. 1928


Orchard Grove Cemetery

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Pepperell Family Cemetery

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Rice Family Cemetery

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Wentworth Family Cemetery

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Wilson Family Cemetery

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More History in Kittery to Visit

Bray House
Pepperell Rd., Kittery Point
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Private Residence.

Dennett Garrison
100 Dennett Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

First Congregational Church and Parsonage
N and S side of Whipple (Pepperell) Rd.
Greek Revival, Colonial style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fort McClary Also known as Fort William
Off ME 103 near Fort McClary State Park
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gerrish Warehouse
Pepperrell Cove off ME 103
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Isles of Shoals
Some islands located in Maine, some in New Hampshire 10 miles off the coast of Kittery/Portsmouth/Rye. Tours to and around the island are available in Portsmouth, Rye, & Newburyport.
Starting as a fishing community in the 16th century, and later a resort community popular during the Victorian era, it's most famous residents are Samuel Haley, the Smuttynose Murder victims and writer Celia Thaxter. More information and history.

John Paul Jones Memorial Park
Bounded by Newmarch St. and Hunter Ave., Kittery Foreside
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lady Pepperrell House
ME 103
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mark F. and Eliza J. Wentworth House
9 Wentworth St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Also known as Kittery Navy Yard
Seavey Island
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rice Public Library
8 Wentworth St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robert and Louisa Traip House
2 Wentworth St.
Greek Revival style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Whaleback Light Station
Portsmouth Harbor
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Whipple House
88 Whipple Rd.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

William Dean Howels House
Pepperrell Rd., Kittery Point
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

William Pepperrell House
On ME 103
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you know of an historic place to visit in Kittery, please submit it to jenn@gravematter.com

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