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Jones Cemetery
Brunswick, Maine

Area History

from: Wheelers' History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine

p. 42:

In 1771 Robert Goddard moved into town, and Batcheldor Ring settled a little southwest of him, but also in Brunswick. The house of the latter was shortly afterwards burned, and he rebuilt a little farther west, and in the town of Durham. Owing to this fact, Brunswick lost a small portion of her territory when the line between that town and Durham was run. A year or two later several Quakers settled in town, near the western line. Some of them had previously been living in Harpswell. Among these new-comers were the families of Jones and Hacker.


There has never been any organized society of Friends in Brunswick, but about 1772 several Quakers moved into town and settled not far from the line between Brunswick and Durham. Some of them had previously been living in Harpswell. Others joined them, and there are now a number of excellent people in the west end of the town who belong to this denomination. Their meeting-house is in the town of Durham, and they belong to the society of that town.

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