Crocker Cemetery Old Sumner Road, Buckfield, ME

Crocker Cemetery

Old Sumner Road

Buckfield, ME

This is a small, two-person cemetery with Caroline & Luther Crocker on Old Sumner Road, about 30 yards up from turn off from N. Buckfield Rd. (High Street). The house just before the cemetery - a large clapboard rambling house - belonged to William Bridgham Esq. (father of Caroline) according to an 1880 map of Buckfield, and Luther's will indicates that he had "arranged with Thomas Bridgham [? child of Wm P. Bridgham?] to build a tomb for me and family". On the corner of N. Buckfield Rd. and Old Sumner Rd. is another house owned by William P. [Pinkney] Bridgham (brother of Caroline) but occupied by Charles Foster. Next to that is the Unitarian Church. I speculate that Charles Foster was the pastor and the Bridghams allowed their house to be used as a rectory.

Get details for Caroline Bridgham Crocker Luther Crocker

View of the cemetery from Old Sumner Road. The two stones are barely visible near the back wall.

Luther Crocker
April 20, 1844
Aet. 40

Wife of Luther Crocker
Born Sept 3, 1806
Died Dec 1, 1892
At home in heaven

This is the stone at the foot of Luther's gravesite.

This is the back of the two stones.