Burial Records, 1717-1962, of the Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine

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Eastern Cemetery is Portland's oldest burial ground. It is believed that burials were made here in the 1600s, but no records or markers survive from that period. Record keeping was equally lax in the 1700s. To bring order into the use of the cemetery, the Selectmen were authorized in 1795 to lay out the "Burial Ground into regular plats & divisions," but it was not until 1890 that a thorough and systematic survey of this large cemetery was finally done. At that time William Augustus Goodwin produced a listing of 4,136 ...

Burial Records, 1717-1962, of the Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine 2013, Heritage Books

ISBN-13: 9781556130670

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