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

Cemeteries & History of York, Maine

York Village - Old Burying Yard

Old Burying Yard is found on York Street / Route 1a, Old York Village. It is located in the Old York Historical Society across from Jefferds' Tavern, and is among the Museum Buildings located there. There are currently 73 entries for this cemetery. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

Cemetery Status: The condition of this cemetery is excellent. There are no broken stones and it is kept well landscaped.

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Esther Arbuckle d. 1769
Joseph Banks, Sr. d. 1745
Joseph Banks, Jr. d. 1773
George Barrell d. 1861, on board a steamship on the passage from San Fransico to New York.
Joseph Barrell d. 1862, died in Salmon Falls, CA.
Mary Barrell d. 1814
Octavius Barrell d. 1839, died at New Orleans.
Oliver Keating Barrell d. 1860
John Bragdon d. 1744
Lydia Bragdon d. 1752
Abigail Sewall Carlile d. 1797
Stephen Crosby d. 1780, died on board the letter of mark Brig Venus.
Abigail Curtis d. 1729
Job Curtis d. 1736
Samuel Derby d. 1824
Hannah Donnell d. 1767
Capt. Henry Donnell d. 1808
Lucy Donnell d. 1861
George Moody Donnell d. 1841, died at sea on his return from Calcutta.
Martyn Braniard Donnell, died while a member of the "scientific school of Cambridge".
Nathaniel Donnell d. 1780, son of the Hon. Samuel Donnell who was one of the Council named in the charter of William & Mary.
Rufus Donnell d. 1848
Hon. Samuel Donnell d. 1717/18, one of the Council named in the charter of William & Mary
Lucy Emerson d. 1733
Mary Emerson d. 1828
Mary O. Emerson d. 1826
Ruth Emerson d. 1846
Elizabeth R. Frost d. 1837
William Frost d. 1827, Son of John Frost, Esq.,
and Grandson of Hon. John and Mary (Pepperrell) Frost of New Hampshire. Mary (Pepperrell) Frost was the daughter of Col. William Pepperrell and sister of Sir William Pepperrell. Both of Kittery. He
served in the American Revolution as Ensign, Lieutenant, Commissary of Issues, Surveyor General, Register of Deeds for County of York, County Treasurer
. Revolutionary War veteran stationed at Fort George, Fort Ticonderoga, and Valley Forge, among others.
Elizabeth Gilman d. 1834, wife of Dr. Josiah Gilman and daughter of Rev. Isaac Lyman who was minister of the First Parish Church.
Abiel Goodwin d. 1762, one of the ruling Elders of York.
Abigail Young Grow d. 1729
Hannah Grow d. 1807
Timothy Grow d. 1821
Capt. William Grow d. 1727, Capt. Johnson Moulton's company of Minutemen, 1st York Militia. He was also captain of the schooner Endeavor that was captured in the Bay of Fundee. He was taken prisoner along with the ship. Later he was elected to the Committee of Correspondence, Safety and Inspection.
Mary Emerson Moody H?? d. 1826
Thomas Haines d. 1723, served at Fort William and Mary at Newcastle in the company in Her Majesty's Service.
Olive Grow Harmon d. 1838
Capt. Thomas Harmon d. 1800
Capt. Zebulon Harmon, jr. d. 1798, Capt. Johnson Harmon's company, Her Majesty's Service.
Elizabeth Huse d. 1812, wife of Rev. Nathaniel Huse of East Windsor, CT.
Storer Sewall Huse d. 1812
Madam Elizabeth Langdon d. 1802, wife of Rev. Samuel Langdon.
John Lowe d. 1825
Madam Ruth Lyman d. 1824
Ruthe Lyman
Hannah Moody d. 1724 She is Ralph Waldo Emerson's great grandmother.
Lydia Preble Moody d. 1842
Mary Emerson Moody d. 1826
Rev. Samuel Moody d. 1747, pastor of the First Church of York and was born in Newbury, MA. He also founded a congregational church in Providence, RI. He is Ralph Waldo Emerson's great grandfather.
Dea. Samuel Moody d. 1841
Capt. (?) Moses d. 1816
Eunice Moses d. 1825
Miriam Moses d. 1806
Alice Moulton d. 1744, wife of Hon. Jeremiah Moulton.
Hannah Moulton d. 1757, wife of Hon. Jeremiah Moulton.
Hannah Moulton d. 1761, wife of Hon. Jeremiah Moulton.
Hon. Jeremiah Moulton, Esq. d. 1765, narrowly escaped being killed during the York Massacre at age 4, he later in his career earned the title of "Indian Fighter."
Mary Nasson d. 1774, a unique gravestone that has come to be known as the "Witch's Grave".
Capt. Abraham Preble d. 1714, commander of the York Militia.
Capt. Abraham Preble, Esq. (jr.) d. 1723, York County judge and presided over 9 other town offices in his career.
Capt. Caleb Preble d. 1734
Elizabeth Sayward d. 1810
Hon. Jonathan Sayward Esq. d. 1797, once owner of the Sayward-Wheeler House now a museum. He was one of York's most prominent citizens and a Royalist during the Revolutionary War.
Elder Joseph Sayward
Benjamin Sewall
Daniel Sewall
Judge David Sewall d. 1825, Graduated From Harvard College about 1755 and later Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court and Judge of the US District Court, also first President of the Board of Trustees of Bowden College.
Elizabeth Sewall d. 1838
Henry Sewall d. 1792, bricklayer, an honest man, and a Christian.
Lucy Sewall d. 1800, wife of Storer Sewall who was a Minuteman with the 1st. York Company Regiment, later 2nd Lieutenant.
Mary Parker Sewall d. 1788, wife of Judge David Sewall, daughter of Hon. William Parker Esq.
Deborah Simpson d. 1799
Joseph Simpson d. 1816
Hannah Sweet d. 1761
Joseph Sweet d. 1739

York Village - First Parish Church (est. 1652)


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Elizabeth Barrell d. 1883
Jonathan Sayward Barrell d. 1857
Jonathan S. Barrell d. 1866
Nathaniel Barrell d. 1853
Capt. Josiah Bragdon d. 1860
Lydia Bragdon d. 1879
Capt. James H. Chick d. 1850
Sarah Elizabeth Ricker Chick d. 1851
James H. Donnell d. 1846
Elizabeth Goodwin d. 1865
Albert Moulton, Company K, 1st Cavalry Regiment Maine, Civil War.
Charles Norwood d. 1849
Rev. Stephen H. Tobey d. 1854
Albert B. Trafton d. 1863, all 5 children of Benjamin and Lydia Trafton, who died in just over 2 weeks from May 14-31, 1863.
Charles A. Trafton d. 1863
George E. Trafton d. 1863
John H. Trafton d. 1863
Joseph H. Trafton d. 1863
Mary Varrell d. 1843
Nancy Varrell d. 1851
Sally Varrell d. 1851
Capt. Solomon Varrell d. 1819
Thomas Varrell d. 1830

More History in York

Barrell Homestead
W of York Corner on Beech Ridge Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Boon Island Light Station
Boon Island
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bragdon-Ramsdell House
35 Lindsay Road
Built before 1744. Now part of the Old York Historical Society

Cape Neddick Light Station Also knownas The Nubble Lighthouse
Cape Neddick, off Rte. 1A
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Conant--Sawyer Cottage Also known as Summersong
14 Kendall Rd.
Stick/Eastlake style by architect Washington Paul Hayes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Elizabeth Perkins House

(1730) Now part of the Old York Historical Society.

Emerson-Wilcox House

Built 1742. Now part of the Old York Historical Society

George Marshall Store

(1889) Now part of the Old York Historical Society.

Hawkes Pharmacy Also known as The Rockaway Hotel
7 Main St.
Tudor Revival style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Isabella Breckinridge House Also known as "River House"
Off U.S. 1
Italian Villa, Colonial Revival style by architect Guy Lowell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jefferd's Tavern

Now part of the Old York Historical Society.

John Hancock Wharf & Warehouse
Lindsay Rd.
Built c. 1740. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now part of the Old York Historical Society.

John Sedgley Homestead
N of York Corner on Chases Pond Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

McIntire Garrison House
On ME 91 about 5 mi. W of York
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Moody Homestead
Ridge Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Schoolhouse
York St. (on the Village Green)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now part of the Old York Historical Society.

Old York Gaol
4 Lindsey Rd.
Built in 1719. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now part of the Old York Historical Society

Pebbledene Also known as Rose Cliff
99 Freeman St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robert Rose Tavern Also known as John Banks House
Off Long Sands Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sayard-Wheeler House
79 Barrell Lane
Built 1718

York Cliffs Historic District
Agamenticus Ave.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

York Historic District
Roughly U.S. 1, U.S. 1A, ME 103 and Woodbridge Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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