New Yard Cemetery
Going south on 124, 0.5 mi west of
W. Minot, METhis is a medium size cemetery with many stones. There are some Crookers (Joshua, d. 5/3/1820 and wife Ruth, d. 5/18/1845, Alexander, d. 10/10/1875, wife Roana, d. 12/30/1834) and Greenwoods (Rodolph d. 9/22/1880 & wife). There are three large plots with Bridghams, as follows:
View of the cemetery entrance from Rt. 124.
Bridgham Plot #1
There is a large obelisk at the center of a square family plot; on one side is carved
Garish Bridgham's ephithat.
The top of the obelisk is broken off, but probably said
Bridgham. In the background is a plot of Merrills, possibly related through
Lt. Thomas Merrill.
The following seven stones are on the side away from the cemetery entrance facing away from the obelisk, in order. The first two stones are large and tall, the others less impressive. Some of the inscriptions were hard to read. Luther, Elizabeth, Luther, and Calvin are children of Capt. John Bridgham Jr. and Sibilla Shaw. The "brother" is either John (d.1831) or Sullivan (d. 1805). I suspect Sullivan because the style of the stone is so different as would be expected from one so much earlier than the others.
Bridgham Plot #2
|These stones are lined up along a stretch of the cemetery lane that starts at the large maple (?) tree. There are edge markers on either side of the plot, square stones about 4 inches high with an embellished B on each. The inscriptions on the stones are:|
|(side facing street)
Note: I assume that
Charles, George and Maranda
are their children, probably all
died of a communicable disease in the same year.
|(side facing cemetery)
is a son of George (1880 census).
Beaula is Oscar's daughter.
Ina was a sister to Oscar,
daughter of George, died unmarried.
Sarah D. is Sarah D. Adams of Auburn, ME.
Erland A. Bridgham married Marjorie A. Adams (of Bath ME), who is still alive.
Erland is the son of Oscar