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 Bedell
First Timothy R
DOB Abt 9/12/1843
DOD 6/12/1865
Age AEt 21 Years 9 Months
Remarks Son of Charles and Catharine Bedell I shall not wish him back again to suffer in this world of sin Hushed by the thought of us to be prepared to follow him.
Cemetery PortlandSt
Town South Berwick

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