Old Settlers Cemetery 1764

Deer Isle, Maine - Route 15, 0.5 mile south of Deer Isle Village on a knoll at the corner of Route 15 and the Sunshine Road. There are several native stones with depressions in the earth, indicating there are more grave sites. Information from Dr. B. Lake Noyes’ research

Sources: Dr. Benj. Lake Noyes, Gravestones, ME Vital Records, Obituaries, US Census & SS [discrepancies in brackets]

Note: Like many others who died in the early 1800s, the remains of those listed below and those of their wives, if not among the 60 or more graves in the mound of unmarked (except 1 tablet of Hannah Webb), then they must be in a private lot on their old homesteads.

Haskell, Francis b: Jun 18, 1722 Gloucester, MA - d: abt 1791 DI - h/o Elizabeth Wheeler - s/o Mark & Jemima (Tilton) Haskell

Haskell, Elizabeth Wheeler - baptized Nov 16, 1729 - d: Jul 1804 - w/o Francis Haskell - d/o Abijah & Elizabeth (Andrews) Wheeler

Jordan, James b: Aug 13, 1732 Stoughton, MA - d: 1818 @ 86 yrs of lip cancer - s/o Benjamin & Elizabeth Jordan - h/o 1. Mehitible Horton (1749 - Mar 27, 1801 — md Nov 4, 1756 Stoughton) & 2. Ann (Carey) Trundy (1735 -1826 DI, widow of Samuel Trundy - md Apr 27, 1826 DI)

Scott, Nathaniel b: 1728 - 1795 DI - s/o John & Martha Scott - h/o Eunice Woods (md Jan 2, 1762 Leicester, MA) — both Nathaniel & Eunice are probably here

Webb, Hannah b: 1745 Windham, ME - d: Apr 15, 1815 - widow of Seth Webb - d/o Ephraim & Mehitable (Cutter) Winship

Webb, William b: Jan/June 27, 1778 - d: Mar 22, 1825 at the Packard place, DI - h/o Sarah “Sally” Dow (Crockett) Webb - s/o Seth & Hannah (Winship) Webb

We cannot locate the burial site for Seth Webb. This much we do know: According to Hosmer’s Historical Sketches, Seth and Hannah came to Deer Isle from Windham, Maine, with his father Samuel, about 1765. The father (Samuel) is buried in the Old Colomy Point cemetery in Oceanville. Seth and Hannah resided in Oceanville and also on Kimball’s Island near Isle au Haut. Sometime during1785 Seth was launching or pulling up his canoe on Kimball’s when his gun accidentally discharged, killing him.

He was known to like Kimball’s and spent much of his time there, so he could be buried there. He was also very close to Joseph Whitmore, and therefore could possibly be buried in the Old Colomy Point cemetery in Oceanville. Also, he could be in Stonington in Webb’s Lot, where his son Samuel is buried. His wife Hannah died in 1815, some 30 years after his death. However, it’s conceivable that he is buried in the Old Settler’s cemetery with her, as there are a number of unidentified lots here; only Hannah’s lot is identified. Therefore, we decided to put him here with his wife.