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search death recordsin Western Cemetery in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

Western Cemetery in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

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The Western Cemetery is Portland's second oldest cemetery. It was Portland's primary burial ground from 1829 untill the 1890s. Is is not in the best of shape at the moment as it is full of Broken and Disintegrating Headstones.

Abbott-Abigail-wife of Stephen Abbott died Aug 28, 1816, 
age 50 years.
Adams-Avis -born in Castine, june 24,1787 died in Portland
in May 1871
Allen-Betsy P.-wife of Joel Allen died 1835 age 27 years.
Allen- Joel- died July, 15, 1873 age 74
Allen-Mary Ann-wife of William- died Oct 6, 1850  age 50
Allen- William- died July 6, 1850 age 40 years & 4 mos.
Allen- Nathaniel died Jan, 29, 1832 age 36 years
Allen- Sarah A.- wife of Nathaniel Allen died June 30, 1871
ae 60 years 7 mos.
Angus- Ann-wife of Dennis H. Angus died 1871 age 74
Angus- Dennis H. died Aug. 31, 1855 age 70 years.
Bailey- Anna Maria dau of Nancy S. & Frank J. Bailey died
Aug 22, 1862 age 5 weeks.
Bailey- Nancy Stetson- dau of Elizabeth and LewisStetson 
and wife of Frank J. Baily, born June 25,1834 died Aug 16, 1862
ag 28 yrs & 2 Mos.
Bailey Rebecca B. relict of Daniel Baily, died Aug 24, 1842
age 94
Barstow- Hetherly died June 11, 1871 age 60 years
Bartels- Rebecca C. - wife of John C. Bartels died July 2,
1842 age 24 years
Baker- Clarissa Folsom- wife of Edward W. Baker born April
4, 1800 died Oct. 10, 1890.
Baker -Edward W. born July 11, 1796 died Aug, 1, 1880
Barstow-Abigail A. 1812 - 1860
Barstow - D. Franklin- 1843- 1901
Bennett- Hannah M. widow of Benjamin Bennett died Mar 5,
1848 age 62 years
Benson - Isaac B. died Mar 30, 1863 age 69 yrs, 20 day
Brackett- Sophia C. - wife of Samuel H. Brackett and dau of
Rev Noah and Sophia Cressy 1814-1899
Bradish - Amelia Maria wife of Major David Bradish died Oct
6, 1835 age 41 years.
Bradish- Major David died July 3, 1853  age 67
Bradish- Fannie- wife of Major David Bradish age 80 yr.
Bradbury- Harrieta N. wife of Rev Horace J. Bradbury died 
at Isham Apr 12, 1849 age 33 yrs 5 mos.
Briggs- Abner- died Feb 4. 1839  ag 75 years
Briggs- Mary- Wife of William Briggs- died May 10, 1874 age
65 years
Briggs- Sarah- wife of Abner Briggs- died  Mar 19, 1840  
age 73 years
Carruthers- Charles E. -17th  Me Vol -wounded at  
Gettysburg Pa. July 2- died 7-10-1863 age 24 yrs -4 mos.
Carruthers- Charles H. died 4-10 1889 age 76 years
Carruthers- Crata R. Edwards- wife of Chas. H.Carruthers -
died 12-28- 1863 age 44 years
Carruthers- Helen M. died 3-18- 1882 Age 38 years
Cheever- John S- born in Dracut, Mass., May 6, 1827 died 
May 31, 1886
Chesley- Samuel died 4-21-1866 age 54 years-7 mos
Chesley- Sophia- wife of Sam'l died 4-27-1870 age 58 years-
8 mos
Chick- Amos A. Carpenter- U.S. N. died 1-18-1878 age 77
years -7mos
Chick- Charlotte- Locke- dau of Amos & Eliz Chick died
5-10-183 age 3 mos
Chick- Elizabeth - wife of Amos Chick died 5-26-1880 age
Chipman -Isaah M. died 12-24-1857 age 56 5 mos
Chipman- Ruth- wife of Isaah M. died 9-14-1877 age 71 - 10
Cobb- Hiram- son of Mathew & Sally Cobb of Portland Me died
11-17-1815 age 23 years
Cobb- Capt Jacob Adams- died 10-28-1865 age 46 -10mos
Cobb- Mary - 1827-1904
Cobb- Sarah M. wife of Samuel F. Cobb died 2-11-188?age   
52 years
Cobb- Sarah- wife of Mathew- died 2-27-1870 age 71 ?
Coffin- Betsy E. _ wife of Isaah H. Coffin died 12-14-1870
age 75-5 -0
Coffin - Isiaah H. died 12-25-1869 age 65 16 days 
Colby - Esther- born Apr 12, 1804 died Feb 6, 1888
Cole- Charles O. " Artiste" died Feb 14, 1858 age 41 years
Crane- William- died 7-22-1858  age 45 years
Cressy- Rev Noah - died Dec 15, 1867 age 91 years
Cressy - Sophia S.- wife of Noah- died Aug 25  1845 age 56
Curtis - Caroline F. wife of William L. died July 28, 1871
age 70 years
Curtis - William L. died June 5, 1870 age 71 years
Dodge- Elizabeth J. dau of Rulof & Sarah E. Dodge died Jan
16, 1876 age 28- 11 mos
Dodge- Etta L. dau of Sarah E. & Rulof Dodge died May 23,
1889 age 35 yrs 11 mos
Dodge Rulof- Died Feb.19, 1879 age 64 yrs.
Dodge- Sarah E. wife of Rulof Dodge- died Dec 6, 1879 age 
61 years -9mos
Dunn- Joseph - born June 6, 1811   died Mar 5, 1852
Dyer- Christopher- died 1-26-1892  age 83 yrs
Dyer - Emmeline S. dau of Ebenezer L. & Mary Dyer
Dyer- Carafeilia -M. 10-6-1840-----1-2-1917
Dyer- Lucy- Amelia - wife of Christopher died Mar 17, 1848
age 34 years
Dyer- Sarah E. Fickett- wife of A.S. Dyer- died June 28,
1842 age 25 years.

LONGFELLOW, Stephen, a Representative from Maine; born in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), June 23, 1775; was graduated from Harvard University in 1798; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Portland, Maine; member of the general court of Massachusetts in 1814 and 1815; belonged to the Federalist Party and was a delegate to the Hartford convention in 1814 and 1815; Federalist presidential elector in 1816; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); was not a candidate for renomination in 1824; resumed the practice of his profession; member of the State house of representatives in 1826; overseer of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1811-1817; a trustee of Bowdoin College 1817-1836; president of the Maine Historical Society in 1834; died in Portland, Maine, August 2, 1849.

MELLEN, Prentiss, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Sterling, Worcester County, Mass., on October 11, 1764; graduated from Harvard University in 1784; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced practice in Sterling and Bridgewater, Mass., and in Dover, N.H.; moved to Biddeford, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts), around 1791 and practiced law; settled in Portland, Maine, around 1806; member, Massachusetts executive council 1808-1809, 1817; presidential elector in 1817; trustee of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1817-1836; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eli P. Ashmun and served from June 5, 1818, to May 15, 1820, when he resigned; upon the admission of the State of Maine into the Union in 1820 became chief justice of the supreme court of that State and served until his resignation in 1834; member and chairman of the commission to revise and codify the public statutes of Maine in 1838; died in Portland, Maine, December 31, 1840; interment in Western Cemetery.

PARRIS, Albion Keith, (cousin of Virgil Delphini Parris), a Representative from Massachusetts and a Senator from Maine; born in Hebron, Maine (at that time a part of Massachusetts), January 19, 1788; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1806; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Maine, in 1809; prosecuting attorney of Oxford County in 1811; member, Massachusetts house of representatives 1813-1814; member, State senate 1814-1815; elected as a Republican from the State of Massachusetts to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1815, to February 3, 1818, when he resigned; judge of the District Court of the United States for the District of Maine 1818-1820; delegate to the Maine constitutional convention in 1819; judge of probate for Cumberland County, Maine, 1820-1821; Governor of Maine 1822-1827; elected to the United States Senate from Maine and served from March 4, 1827, to August 26, 1828, when he resigned; judge of the supreme court of Maine 1828-1836; Second Comptroller of the United States Treasury 1836-1850; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1852; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1854; died in Portland, Maine, February 11, 1857; interment in Western Cemetery.

Western Cemetery
Vaughn Street
Cumberland County
Zip: 04102

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