A Maine Historic Burial Ground

 

Mt. Will Cemetery is located north of Bethel village between the Androscoggin River on the east and Mt. Will to the west.  It lies along U.S. Route 2 that connects Bethel and Rumford.

Colonel John S. York and members of his family are buried here.

 York was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He and his family may have been the first to be buried here.

 

ANGEVINE

 Mary O. Angevine 1918—2001

 Avery J. Angevine  1918 — 2015

ATHERTON

Mary A Atherton, May 12, 1824 – May 8, 1906

 Maria F Atherton, Mar 19, 1827 – Nov 12, 1903

 Mary Barker Atherton, wife of Josiah Atherton, died Aug 9, 1870, age 72 years

 Josiah Atherton, died, Nov 26, 1864, age 72 years

 Lizzie, Mabel, and  Ethel Atherton, Children of Charles and Annie Atherton

 C Fred Atherton, 1870 – 1901

 Helen M Atherton, his wife, 1866 – 1902

BEAN

Mark Allen Bean PFC 1 US ARMY 1979-1980 Dec 14 1961—Aug 31 2010

 

Peter Charles Bean Pvt 1 US Army Feb 1 1979—Sept 28 1979 Dec 29 195  -  Jun 26 1983

 BARKER

 Cora M Demeritt Barker, wife of Frank W Barker, Feb 17 1863 – May 6 1891

 BARTLETT

 Alphonso W Bartlett

May 2, 1862 – Sept 4 1904

 Asa Bartlett died Sept 15 1866 age 70 years 8 months

Betsey E Bartlett wife of Asa Bartlett, died May 6 1873 age 64

 Asa W. Bartlett died Apr 27 1850, age 11 years

Sarah Bartlett died Oct 3 1845, age 14 years

Louisa Bartlett died Sept 13 1842, age 1 month

Children of Asa and Betsey E Bartlett

 Ella L Bartlett, wife of A. W. Bartlett, Oct 31 1873 – Apr 18, 1901

 Enoch Bartlett, died June 15, 1828, age 23 years

Mary Bartlett, wife of Asa Bartlett, died Apr 6 1836

 Reuben B. Bartlett, Mar 2, 1829—Feb 11, 1870

 Augusta H. Bartlett, Sept 5, 1837—Dec 11, 1905

 BENNETT

Harold F Bennett, 1893 – 1974

Cora G Bennett, 1899 – 1979

BROOKS

Clyde O Brooks 1892-1955

Florence E Brooks 1895-1985

Cora A Brooks 1859-1931

Otis W Brooks 1852-1933

 BYRON

Percival B Byron, 1881 – 1955

CHAPMAN

Raymond Alvin “Rugged” Chapman  Feb. 11 1928—Oct. 30 2011

Gwendolyn G Chapman  LPN Wife of John Currier Jun 10 1925—Dec 24 2003

Harold L Chapman BMT US Navy World War II Aug 31 1923—Jan 20 1998 Louise A Chapman Wife of Harold Chapman Oct 2 1923—Mar 1 2007

CHRETIEN

Donna Chretien 1922-2009

Violet Brooks Chretien 1925-1990

     Infant

 COBURN

Lot S Coburn, 1841 – 1941 Emma E Coburn, his wife, 1851 – 1918

 

CROTEAU

Paul W Croteau Jr., Cpl US Army Korea 1929-1979  

Paul W Croteau, 1902 – 1973

Louisa M Croteau, 1906 – 1987

 

CURRIER

Ivory P Currier 1922-1990

Priscilla M Currier 1930-2004

John H Currier US Army World War II

Mar 21 1919— June 30 1991

Gwendolyn G Chapman  LPN

Wife of John Currier

Jun 10 1925—Dec 24 2003

 

DEMERITT

E Ernest Demeritt, 1874 – 1955

Bertha W Demeritt, 1887 - ____

 C. Owen Demeritt, Jun 23, 1866 – Aug 2, 1952

 Lucy I Barker Demeritt, wife of C Owen Demeritt, Nov 29, 1877 – May 11, 1941

 Amanda F Demeritt, wife of C H Demeritt, died Dec 24 1881

Age 42 yrs 6 mos

 

 DUTTON

 Josiah Dutton,  July 13, 1825—Nov 15, 1913

 Sylvia S. Dutton, his wife, June 1, 1826—Sept 19, 1900

 Eliza Belle Dutton, May 24, 1864—May 24, 1902

 L. Stella Dutton, July 4, 1867—July 17, 1868

 EAMES

 

John F. Eames, Apr 6, 1839—Dec 3, 1909

Helen A. Eames, wife of John F. Eames, Feb 25, 1838—Nov 24, 1894

Cora C. Eames, 1873—1924

Albert G. Eames, 1876—1947

Capt Luther Eames—d. Dec 5 1883 age 88 yr 11 mo

Abigail P. Eames, wife of Luther Eames

Died Apr 6 1888 age 86 yr 1 mo

 EMERY

Walter G. Emery  1871—1962

Ella B. Eames Emery 1866—1953

Albert R Emery  1902—1907

Infant Emery  1908

Robert Emery 1909-1909

Kenneth B. Emery 1910-1965

FERRIS

Leona May Ferris

Aug 6 1856—Dec 3 1947

 

GODWIN

Horatio R. Godwin    1835—1900

Eliza Godwin, his wife,   18__ - 18__

Maria Godwin , sister, 1817-1835

Lucinda S. Godwin, sister, 1826-1901

Ernest W. Godwin, son, 1872-1917

 

Newell S. Godwin, 1870-1938

Etta P Godwin, 1871-1941

Henry S. Godwin, 1893-1970

Ferol E. Godwin, 1900-1982

Reginald S. Godwin, 1926-1991

Oakley E. Godwin, 1933-1973  

 

GREENLEAF

Sherman Eldon Greenleaf, Cpl US Army, Korea, June 6 1931 – Sep 1 2006

Douglass S. Greenleaf, Dec 15, 1962—Mar 11, 2016    

We Love You Always

 

John S. Greenleaf, Oct 27, 1928

Arlene C.   Oct 11, 1938

 

HASTINGS

 St. John Hastings, 1832 – 1904

 His Wife

Elizabeth Atherton Hastings, 1832 – 1916

 Their Children

Cora W Hastings, 1872 – 1899

Maria A Hastings, 1867 – 1920

Fannie C. Hastings, 1855 – 1937

 Charles H. Hastings  November 6, 1867 – April 14, 1951

Alice D. Hastings  May 13, 1864 – July 27, 1948

 Capt. Timothy Hastings, 1790 – 1844

His Wife, Hannah B Hastings, 1794 – 1884

 

Edith Branson Hastings, Nov 3 1903 – Feb 19 1964

 Major William Hastings, 1862 – 1939

Carrie Jewett Hastings, 1875 – 1968

Phineas F Hastings, 1853 – 1902

 Sarah A Stowe Hastings, wife of Timothy Hastings,

Born Apr 9 1816 died Jan 1 1892

 HILL

Robert E Hill, 1876 – 1941

 HODGDON

 Perley Hodgdon, 1904 – 1989

Bernice Hodgdon, 1903 – 1999

 JEWETT

 Leander Jewett, born Sept 16 1804 died Oct 18 1882

 Mary Hastings Jewett, wife of Leander Jewett,

Born Dec 5 1810 died May 18 1894

 Han B Jewett, wife of Capt Henry Harmon, died Apr 8 1869

 Rev Michill Jewett, died Dec 1858, age 64 yrs

 Timothy Hastings Jewett, Sep 3 1843 – Aug 16 1906

Carrie Beavins Jewett, his wife, Sep 12 1845 – Jan 13 1913

  KENNEDY

 Donald W Kennedy, Pvt US Army World War I,

 Feb 8, 1900 – May 3, 1981

Mt. Will Cemetery

Bethel, Maine

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LINN

James Michael Linn  1941-1976

 LOCKE

Luther Locke, died Oct 10, 1860, age 66 yrs

Polly Locke, died Aug 23, 1851, AE 77 years,

“Wife of Samuel B. Locke”

Samuel B (Barron) Locke, died Oct 12, 1840 AE 73 years

Hannah Russell Locke, wife of Samuel B Locke, died Apr 7, 1822

James Locke, died Dec 28, 1862, age 59 years

Charles R. Locke, 1806 - 1883

Susan Hill Locke, his wife, 1808 - 1897

Samuel B. Locke, 1840 - 1842

Phila D. Locke, 1833 - 1893

M. Ellen Locke, 1843 - 1913

LUXTON

George E Luxton, Aug 22 1857 – Oct 7 1824

Araminta M Luxton, Mar 30 1879 – May 30 1956

MCGINLEY

Prince E. McGinley

1879-1950

 MERRILL

Joseph L Merrill, Aug 30 1816 – Jul 19 1881

Betsie Warren Merrill, his wife, Oct 21 1823 – Jan 9 1911

 Everett C Merrill, 1906 – 1969

Jeordie L Merrill, 1907 - 1989

 Stanley O Merrill, Maine PFC 139 Repl Bn, World War II,

Apr 21 1926 – Nov 7, 1970

MORSE

Bennett Morse 1839-1920

1st REG 5TH BAT ME LT ART 1861-1865

Jerusha A. Morse His Wife 1853-1923

 

Leppien W. Morse Born in Upton, Maine Jan 8, 1890  Died in Tampa, Florida Dec 18, 1969

MURPHY

Robert G Murphy, 1928 – 1976

 E Murphy, 1924 –

 OLSON

Sigurd Carl Olson—in memory of—Maine PFC Co C 21 Inf Regt AAF Korea Jan 15 1929—Jan 21 1951

Ole Telvic Olson Maine 506 Abn Inf  101 Abn Div Mar 8 1930—Jul 10 1954

PARKER

Pearl C Parker 1878-1956 His Wife Sena Littlehale Parker 1876-1945

PHILBROOK

John M Philbrook,

1840 – 1923

Pauline E. Philbrook, His Wife,

 1840 Fred J Philbrook, 

Sept 13, 1841 – Aug 19, 1926

 

RUNYON

John S. Runyon Sgt US ARMY World War I

Jan 15 1894—Jul 24 1967

RUSSELL

Hon William Russell Esq. died Oct 14 1838 Age 78 years

Ceylon Russell Feb 6 1821—Jan 5 1899

 

STONE

Norman Stone, 1939—1999

 

SWAN

Glenn E Swan, April 14 1896 – Sept 1 1996

Georgia O Swan, April 14 1904 – Dec 26 1965

Mary McCormack, Apr 14 1887 – Apr 4 1937

 Bion O’Neal Swan, Jan 22 1877 – Mar 9 1957

 Benton Neal Swan May 3 1911 – Oct 6 1996

Nettie Flora Rich, Jan 21 1918 – Jun 3 1979

 Jonathan C Swan , Apr 28 1842 – Sep 22 1912

Emily F Kendall Swan, his wife, Feb 23 1844 – May 22 1922

SWEENEY

Hazen A Sweeney   Apr 24 1881—Dec 17 1955

Mildred Y Sweeney   Dec 21 1889— Aug 8 1980

SWEETSER

Oscar Harvey Sweetser, Sept 13 1925— Apr 20 2009

Wife

Barbara M Sweetser, Dec 3 1926— Nov 14  2012

 

VASHON

Rose E. Vashon June 22 1884—Oct 28 1949

WHITNEY

Muriel B Whitney Feb 16 1931—Jan 8 2008

Robert W. Whitney Cpl US Army Korea 1930-1980

YORK

Col John York 1749 –1838*

Abigail York, his wife,

died 1827, Age 78 years

 

Edwin H York,

1887 – 1975

Lynnie B York,

1912 – 1981

 

*  Courtesy S. Seames

 

Hiram A York, Apr 16 1828 – Feb 5 1897

Mary Ann Kilgore York, his wife, Sep 20 1831 – Aug 2 1902

 

A Milton York, May 12 1826 – Feb 17 1914

Lucinda C Emery York, his wife, Oct 12 1832 – Aug 29 1905

 

Orrington York, 1812 – 1909

Evalyn E York, his wife, 1813 – 1907

Beulah F York, 1888 – 1903

 

Peter York, died Dec 10 1862, age 85 years

Abiah I York, his wife, died Ju7l 11 1831 age 50 years

 

Thacher York, June 9 1809 – Jan 30 1873

Lucy S Powers York, his wife, Jul 1 1809 – Dec 5 1890

Lardana York, wife of Capt Thacher York,

died May 12 1830 age 28 years

 

 

SAMUEL B LOCKE – MILLWRIGHT, FARMER, ENGINEER, EXTRAORDINARY MAN

The village name of Locke Mills in Greenwood, Maine arose the from Locke mills built by Samuel B. Locke in the 1820’s. Samuel Locke came to Bethel with his family between 1795 and 1797.  He purchased land in the Sunday River valley of Bethel. The Locke farm was occupied by his family and their descendants until 1913. He was best known for his skill as a millwright, mechanic and innovator. 

Locke had built water-powered mills on the Sunday River and in Ketchum (Riley). Forest fires in Riley quickly invoked the need for additional mills to saw as much salvageable timber as possible and as fast as possible.  This situation led Locke to buy land and create additional water powered mills along the outlet flows of ponds in the Greenwood area.  Drainage of these ponds, dammed to increase water power for mills, followed a northwards path toward Bethel named Alder River. 

This river drained into the Androscoggin River in Bethel but in addition to the dam at Locke Mills, the water flow was dammed and used again to generate water power for mills in South Bethel. (See pages 134,135, History of Bethel, Maine by William Lapham.) 

Town affairs: 1800: “Eliphaz Chapman and John Evans were chose a committee to examine Samuel B Locke’s mills (in Bethel) and ascertain whether he had fulfilled his contract with the town”. 1805: Locke was chosen town tax collector and constable. 1808: Samuel B Locke with Timothy Carter and John York were appointed to a superintending committee for the rebuilding of the Alder River bridge. Locke had been a member of an earlier committee to investigate the feasibility of rebuilding the same bridge. In 1815, Locke was elected to the town’s school committee.

 

 

Charles Hastings was head of the Card Division of the Library of Congress

Col York’s grave stone

Samuel B Locke’s

Grave stone

The Bethel Journals

PO Box 763

Bethel, Maine 04217