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Hill Cemetery, Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

Hill Cemetery, Gray, Maine, USA
Hill Cemetery is a very small cemetery in Grey, Maine just outside of Portland.
Approximately 100 grave stones from the past until the present enable a travel through history. The deaths dates range from 1832 to 2006. It is quite a novelty to see the old stones interspersed with newer more modern gravestones.
It appears there are old family plots still in use today.

The building on the picture was the original small church.
It puts up a daycare center today. The church is now located across the street.

Hill Cemetery, Gray, Maine, USA Hill Cemetery, Gray, Maine, USA Hill Cemetery, Gray, Maine, USA
The stones display a large variance in stone cutter skills.

Name: Asa Holman
Residence: New Gloucester, Maine
Age at Enlistment: 41
Enlistment Date: 12 Mar 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Maine
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C,
     Maine 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 03 Dec 1863.
Mustered out on 02 Aug 1864 at New Orleans, LA.
Birth Date: abt 1822
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
The grave stone of Asa Holman
Asa Holman

A member of
Co. C. 2nd Me. Cavalry

in New Orleans
Aug 2, 1864
AE 42 years ????

The Peru, Oxford, Maine Genealogy Project of Rootsweb also tells about an Asa Holman:
Asa Holman, born 18 Aug 1821 in Dixfield, Co. Oxford, Maine. Death in Civil War.
His parents were Jonathan Holman and Sophronia Richardson.

Rev. Smith Fairfield

May 15, 1867
AE 66 years
   The grave stone of Rev. Smith Fairfield     
Smith Fairfield was born abt. 1800 in Rhode Island.
He married Mary Farnham on 27 Sep 1829 in Woolwich, Co. Sagadoc, Maine.
He married a second time on 09 April 1858 in New Gloucester, Co. Cumberland, Maine. His second wife was Ann F. Mayberry.
Smith Fairfield died 15 May 1867 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine at the age of 66 years and was buried in Hill Cemetery, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine.

1850 Census
Name: Smith Fairfield, Age: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1799
Birth Place: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Turner, Oxford, Maine

Household (Name,Age):
Smith Fairfield, listed as clergyman b. Rhode Island, 51
Mary Fairfield, b. 1800, 50
Alfred Fairfield, b. 1833, 17
Susan Fairfield, b. 1834, 16
Payson Fairfield, b. 1839, 11
1860 Census
Name: Smith Fairfield
Age in 1860: 59
Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Home in 1860: New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine
Gender: Male
Post Office: New Gloucester

Household (Name, Age)
Smith Fairfield, listed as Farmer, 59
Ann F Fairfield, Mn Mayberry, 41
Payson E Fairfield, b. 1839, listed as son, 20
Charles Fairfield, b. 1859, listed as son, 1
Lizzie K Waite, b.1844, listed as daughter?, 16
Florence Waite, b. 1852, listed as daughter?, 8

Some spots of the life of Rev. Smith Fairfield:

The second Free Baptist Church of Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine:
This church was organized on White Oak Hill in 1840 with 40 members . . . . From 1841 to 1856 the pastors were Rev. Smith Fairfield, Rev. Thomas Kenniston, and one other.

Baptist Church of Laconia: Smith Fairfield, 1846 - 1847:
On 18 Mar 1856, Joseph G. Bennett, a carriage maker by trade, was joined in marriage with Miss Alfreda A. Fairchild, a daughter of Reverent Smith Fairfield, who was at one time the minister in charge of the Baptist Church at New Gloucester.

Charles Fairfield, b. 30 May 1859 in New Gloucester, Maine
Father: Smith, Mother: Ann

Payson E. Fairfield, b. 1839, died 28 Oct 1865 in New Gloucester, Maine.

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