Gravestone Inscriptions, Riley plantation, Maine
Boston Transcript, September 2, 1937 B.P.W.
"Note 2669, The following gravestone records are copied from "The Sunday River Cemetery" in Newry, Maine. B.P.W." (BPW was Mrs. Benson (Martha A. Fifield) Perley Wilkins, a distant cousin of mine. Her book, SUNDAY RIVER SKETCHES, was published in 1977. This information is from Randy Bennett of the Bethel Historical Society.) Boston Transcript, November 4, 1937
Riley Plantation, also known as Ketchum, in Oxford County, Maine, no longer has any permanent residents within its borders, consequently it is now classified as "Wild Land T.A. No. 1
On the old Alonzo Fifield farm there remains a little graveyard containing these graves of former inhabitants, which are marked, and as many whose names have been forgotten.
Christopher C. E. son of Maria & Reuben I. Sargeant, died Dec. 3, 1850, ae 20 y, 8m, 13d
Mary, wife of Hezekiah Pingree, died June 30, 1875, ae. 83y 5m
George W. Leavitt, died Sept. 24, 1849, ae. 24y 3m.
Alexander Leavitt, died Nov. 9, 1853, ae. 18y. sons of Jonathan & Mary Leavitt
Infant daughter of George F. & Mabel I. Wilson, died May 1, 1882
Thomas K. Bennett, son of David F. & Sarah Bennett, died Sept. 11, 1845, aged 1y 3m 10d.
O. Israel B. Fifield, died 1863, aged 76
Comfort, wife of O. Israel Fifield, died March 31, 1855, ae. 66y 6m 14d
Israel Fifield, son of O. Israel B. & Comfort Fifield, drowned July 11, 1842, aged 15y 10m
Julian, daughter of O. Israel B. & Comfort Fifield, died Feb 15, 1840, aged 7yrs 1month
Polly, daughter of O. Israel B. & Comfort Fifield, died March 13, 1838, aged 30y 3m
Others known to be buried there:
Jonathan Leavitt and his wife Mary, who were early settlers.
Leonard Leavitt, their son, a famous bear hunter.
A ten year old Thurlow girl, daughter of Richard and Patience Thurlow, thought to be named Etta.