OBHS Cemetery Records

EXPLORE! South Berwick's five community cemeteries span almost four centuries, from the 1600s to the present day. Rich with history, they are peaceful, interesting places to stroll, as well as being a repository of historical facts and a means to honor hundreds of our veterans. The Town of South Berwick provides only minimal maintenance for cemeteries. The Old Berwick Historical Society is therefore grateful to the volunteers who maintain these irreplaceable community landmarks.

This cemetery database is based on Old Berwick Historical Society archives, particularly "The South Berwick (Maine) Record Book," a 1967 survey by John Eldridge Frost, with updates by historical society volunteers.  Records here reflect inscriptions on graves in Old Fields Burying Ground, Portland Street Cemetery, Freewill Baptist Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery, and many small burial plots scattered throughout South Berwick.

Cemetery Database

Last Beal
First Mary O
DOB Abt 4/2/1821
DOD 5/26/1874
Age AEt 53 Years 1 Months 24 Days
Remarks Wife of Lyman P Beal Aunt Mary thou hast gone to rest from lifes care and sorrows free Mansioned now among the blest Christ the Lord thy life shall be Weep not for me I am not weary now.
Cemetery PortlandSt
Town South Berwick

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