|Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 10:48 am: |
A relative of mine recently visited me and told me that some of our people are buried in a cemetary off of a smyth? or smith street in Cape Elizabeth which I am unable to find record of. Does anyone know of this place. Also our relations are jewish if that helps. It is supposed to be in Cumberland County.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 11:41 am: |
I believe that Cape Elizabeth may now be known as Falmouth. Anyway, if you write to the historical society for the city and give them the names of the people you are seeking, they may be able to help. There may be a fee thought depending on how many people you ask about.
There is a Falmouth Historical Society. I wrote to ask for info on obtaining cemeteries for people that I am looking for. They suggested I send them the names of the people I need because there are a lot of little cemeteries but no real addresses to write to them. There are people that just go to maintain the burial grounds.
Anyway, the address is:
Falmouth Historical Society
5 Lunt Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105
|Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 1:19 pm: |
Cape Elizabeth is not known as Falmouth. The present town of Falmouth is north of Portland, Cape Elizabeth is south of Portland. All of these municipalities, as well as Westbrook and South Portland, were once part of the old town known as Falmouth.
See the following website for info on Cape Elizabeth cemeteries:
|Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 1:34 pm: |
Cape Elizabeth is now Cape Elizabeth and South Portland. I am not aware of a Smith Street Cemetery. There is a Smith Street in Portland near the Eastern Cemetery. If you go to http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form you can search for cemeteries in any county and you get a map. Try that. CE and SP are in Cumberland County.
|Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 12:10 am: |
Thanks for clearing up the Cape Eliz./Falmouth mystery. Two people told me that they were the same. Live and learn I guess.
|Posted on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 5:53 pm: |
Well debbie, now that the several persons have seriously misinformed you, here's the straight poop. The Smith Street Cemetary is on Smith Street, in South Portland. It's the oldest Jewish Cemetary in Maine, except for tiny ones in Bangor and Waterville. It opened in 1875, less than a decade after the Portland community began to develop. It was the first serious formal organization effort by Portland Jews. From the 1920's, almost burials were in a new cemetary ("Mount Sinai") in Portland proper; although as late as the 1970's, there were intermittent burials of scions of the early Smith St. interees. I have a complete list of burials there, should you be interested [Maine Historical Society also has a copy]; also alot of misc. information, especially census and city directories. Benjamin Band's book Portland Jewry is still the only informed, reliable reference. Be glad to be of further assistance. Good luck with your research.
Thomas E. Jones
|Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 5:05 am: |
Another small cemetery in South Portland (formerly part of Cape Elizabeth) is Bay View, 77th and Sawyer behind the school. I have ancestors there (i.e., Charles Libby Harmon, James W. Harmon and wife Rachel Hancock, James O. Harmon and wife Kezia Berry, and Rachel's mother, Mary Hancock Pierce). Would like information re this cemetery. Thank you.
Rosemary Rovillard (rrovilla39)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:17 pm: |
I am seeking a cemetery in South Portland. My ancestors, John and Rebecca Sawyer are said to be buried at the Meeting House Hill Cemetery. Rebecca died 1755 and John in 1760. Can anyone tell me where to find this cemetery? Thanks for any help you might give.
Nancy K. Neely (nancyneely)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 10:46 am: |
The Meeting House Hill Cemetery is directly across from the intersection of Mitchell Rd and Cottage Rd in South Portland. It is known as the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and has a website.
Kathy Amoroso (kathya)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:25 am: |
Merrylyn Sawyer (msaweyr8286)
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 - 11:07 am: |
For Susan Gayle: Did you ever get your question answered? There is a Smith St. in S. Portland but it does not look as if it has a cemetery on it. If you could provide more information, as in the names and approximate dates you are searching, I could perhaps assist you in your search. Contact: email@example.com. I could not seem to get your email address from your post. Thank you.