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 Allen
First Orin
DOB 1845
DOD 3/22/1905
Remarks The plot has 2 field stone markers, a GAR 1861-1865 marker, for Orin P Allen, with flag, and a stone with Orin Elsie's name. Here are buried Orin P Allen, b Wells 24 April 1845, d South Berwick, 31 May 1908, enl Augusta, Maine, 8 Jan 1862, mustered out and honorable discharge, 13 Jan 1865, his wife, Elsie Boston Allen, who died 1910, and several small children. Information furnished by a descendant, & updated from visual 8/09 - Cusack
Cemetery Allen 3 (Orin)
Town South Berwick

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