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BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

valerie austin (View posts)
Posted: 3 Apr 2005 7:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WARREN
I have a book with a map showing early South Berwick. It shows the Warren Graveyard. Does anyone know if this graveyard still exists and or records of the Warrens and others buried there.

Also, I've never been there. Can someone describe this community now?

Re: BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

Posted: 12 Jun 2005 5:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
South Berwick's layout is very much like the early maps. It is a nice village with many old homes, civil war monument, etc. The Congregational Church is in the middle of town where it was built in the 19th cent (the old meetinghouse was further outside of town.). There are old mill buildings (19th cent?) on the outskirts and 18th and 19th cent houses in the town center. Berwick Academy is still active. There are two famous houses, the Sarah Orne Jewett House (right in town, home of the author) and Hamilton House (on the outskirts...a triumph of colonial revival style). South Berwick traffic is amazingly bad for a small town.

The Old Berwick Historical Society is excellent with a small but interesting museum. THey have a good webpage at http://www.obhs.net/ I spent two weeks last summer helping on the Chadbourne House archaeology project. Met LOTS of people with extensive knowledge of the area.

As for the Warren cemetery, Maine Old Cemetery Association lists three small plots. I have not visited any, but from the description of the plots, they sound pretty isolated. You would have to hunt for them.

Hope this helps.
Brooke

Re: BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

Valerie Austin (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jun 2005 5:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WARREN
Thank you so much for your response. I am at the farthest point possible (San Diego) from Maine. Have never been there or to the east.

The Chadbourne's are in my family line.

Re: BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

Posted: 16 Jun 2006 5:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2006 2:51AM GMT
Hi Valerie,
We have contacted each other before...quite awhile ago. We are from the same James Warren, 1st line, but I descend thru James(1) to James (2) to John to Ichabod, Sr. to Henry to Mark Warren, Sr. to my gr-grandmother Margaret Ellen "Nellie" (Warren) BRULEY to grandmother Maude (Bruley) STRINGER to mother Hazel (Stringer) ANDERSEN.

Is the cemetery you are refering to, found in the book titled "Dunnybrook"? This book has a map inside the cover. If so, I have been to the Warren cemetery there and there are not very many graves there and they are very old. We had a lot of Quakers in our ancestry and they did not put up headstones, but merely set a fair sized rock there to mark the graves. However, there is a grave of one of the Warren's that has a monument because he served in the Revolutionary War. I think it was Columbia Warren. I just checked in My Pictures on my computer and I guess I did not save it to my computer, but somewhere I do have a picture of that grave and the tiny cemetery and also the land that was James(1) on what is now called Earles Road.

There are other WARREN's in California in San Bernardino and around that area that are thru my line of Ichabod, Henry and Mark, Sr. and then Mark, Jr. I keep in touch with several of them.

I do hope to go back to Maine again and do some more searching for graves, etc., but not sure when.

Myrna
myrnajparker@hotmail.com

Re: BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

Posted: 6 Dec 2011 12:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
I know the posting is old, but thought I'd share the information that the original homestead of James Warren and which has a few old grave markings, is in a State of Maine Nature Perserve at Vaughan Woods in South Berwick, Me. There is a small memorial sign.

Re: BERWICK, YORK, MAINE - Describe

Posted: 3 Sep 2012 1:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
The cemetery is at the intersection of Earls Road and Emery's Bridge Road in South Berwick. I just took a few pictures of the cemetery. Email me if you want copies at thawkins3@comcast.net. You can also find some information on "Find a Grave."
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