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Bell Hill Cemetery Graveyard Inscriptions
Bell Hill Road, Otisfield, Maine

UPDATED 12 Dec 2003

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Contributor Note: Jean Hankins of the Otisfield Historical Society has given me permission to code her "Otisfield Cemeteries Transcription Project". Otisfield was originally part of Cumberland County, but seceded to Oxford County in 1978. Transcribed in 1977 by Jean F. Hankins, Scribner Hill Press, Scribner Hill Road, Otisfield, ME.
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Directions: From the Town Office at 403 State Route 121, go out of the driveway and turn right. Go approximately 1.3 miles and turn right onto Bell Hill Road. Go approximately 1 mile up the hill, past the Church. Cemetery is just over the hill on the left side of the road.
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Numbering starts with stones in front left corner as far as center gate, in rows, front to back. Numbering resumes on right of center gate, again in rows, left to right. This cemetery is officially "closed."
Click on the camera image beside each inscription for a view of the tombstone.
Camera's with an * courtesy of Karen Jongeleen 12 Dec 03

1.  Harriet E., dau. of David H. & Emeline Scribner, died Aug. 24, 1849, ae. 9 mo. 13 ds.
2.  Algernon H. [Scribner), fife Maj.Co. C 30th Me. Vols., died a board a transport from Morganza to New Orleans, July 3, 1864, aged 19 yrs. 5 mos.
Charles E. [Scribner) died June 15, 1861, aged 14 yrs. 9 mos.
[Children of David H. and Emiline P. Scribner.]
3.  Emiline P., wife of David M. Scribner, died Dec. 16, 1863, aet 40 yrs. 8 mos.
4. Julia A. Perley, born July 7, 1851, died Feb. 21, 1920.
David F. Perley, born July 1, 1844, died May 19, 1899.
5.  
6. Pliny B. Henley, Co. G, 10 Me. Inf.
7. Sarah A., wife of Pliny B. Henley, born Sept. 22, 1844, died Sept. 24, 1867, ae  23 yrs 2 ds.
8. Nellie M., dau. of Jeremiah & Mercy M. Henley, died Apr. 1, 1865, ae 21 yr 1 mo.
9. John S. Henley, died at the Relay House, Md., Dec. 8, 1861, ae 23 yr., son of Jeremiah & Mercy M. Henley. He was a volunteer in the 10th Me. Regiment.
10. Our Mother / Mercy M. / wife of / Jeremiah Henley / died Mar. 7, 1874 / aged 67 yrs 5 ms / Asleep in Jesus
11. Our Father / Jeremiah Henley / died / Jan. 5, 1885 / aged 92 ys. 4 ms. 12 ds / Rest in Jesus
12. Nutting. Husband: S. Dexter, Apr. 23, 1875 - Oct. 30, 1957.
Wife: Amy Wardwell, Aug. 28, 1882 - July 19, 1960.
13.
side 1
side 2
side 3
[side1]Charlotte N., wife of Charles Chadbourne, died July 19, 1860, ae 40 ys. 5 mos.
[side 2]Nutting/ Lyman Nutting, died Dec. 16, 1859, ae 66 ys., 11 ds. / Charlotte / his wife died April 7, 1881, ae 87 ys. 7 ms.
[side 3]Silas W. Nutting died Nov. 11, 1854, ae 23 ys. 8 ms.
14. S.W.Nutting
15. L.Nutting
16. C.Nutting
17. C. N. Chadbourne
18. Daughter of A. F. & M. E. Nutting, died Mar. 12, 18[54?], ae 5 wks 2 ds.
19. Martha E., wife of A. F. Nutting, died Apr. 23, 1891, ae 44 ys. 7 mos. & 3 ds.
20. A. F. Nutting, died Nov. 22, 1916, ae 81 ys 3 mos. 20 ds.
21. Mary P. Knight, wife of Frederick P. Brackett. Oct. 15, 1811 - Dec. 17, 1897.
22.   Frederick Brackett, Mar. 14, 1816 - Sept. 20, 1896.
23.    
24. Thomas Hancock, died Sept. 16, 1859, ae 92.
25.   Susanna, his wife, died Dec. 15, 1863, ae 81.
26.  Samuel P. Hancock, died Nov. 15, 1884, aet 78 ys. 10 ms. 13 ds.
27. Sally Hancock, died Oct. 25, 1885, aet 82 ys
28. William Reed, died Mar. 8, 1892, ae 86 ys S ms 8 ds.
29. Eleanor, wife of William Reed, died Jan. 28, 1866 ae 56 ys. 3 ms 3 ds.
30. Samuel T. Reed, died Feb. 21, 1865, ae 55 ys 2 mos.
31. Martha M., dau. of Wm. & Eleanor Reed, died Nov. 23, 1857, ae 22 yrs. 6 mos.
Also an infant dau. died Aug. 22, 1843
32. Samuel Reed, died Sept. 23, 1837, ae 57
Patty / his wife, died Feb. 5, 1860, ae 73.
33.    
34. Samuel Reed, was killed by lightning in Windham, Me., July 1781.
Mary / his wife, died in Otisfield March 13, 1825.
"They were among the first settlers in the town of Otisfield."
35.    
36. Charles, son of Samuel & Patty Reed, died in Boston, Mass., April 25, 1841, ae 25.
37. Martha / died Feb. 10, 1815 / ae 11 mos./ Edwin. / died Sept 22 1823/ AE 1 mo. / Children of Samuel / & Patty Reed
38.    
39. front of Edith
back of Edith
[front]Edith

[back]Edith M., only daughter of Horace & Harriet H. Barrows, Apr. 22, 1861 - Dec. 10,  1882.

40.  George B. Turner, 1879-1963.
41.    Lura A. [Turner), 1878-1966.
43 
Merrill Knight
Rebecca Chute
Merrill Knight, died Aug. 18, 1869, aet 65 years.

Rebecca Chute/ wife of/ Merrill Knight/ Died/ Dec 26, 1893/ AEt. 85 yrs. 8 mos [NEW Transcript added 11/19/2002}

44.  John A. Upton, died July 31, 1866 aet 38 yrs [GAR flag).
45.  Martha E., wife of John Upton, died Mar. 7, 1866, ae 27 yrs. 8 mos.
46. Caroline [Upton) ae 25 yrs. [?)
47. Susanna, wife of Joseph Green, died Feb. 23, 1900, aet 88 ys 9 ms. 24 ds.
48. Joseph Green, died Aug. 1, 1879, aet 71 ys 8 mos.
49. Betsey, wife of Joseph Green, died July 31, 1851, aet 38 ys. 7 mos.
50. Maria L., dau. of Joseph & Betsey Green, died May 31, 1865, aet 17 ys 10 mos.
51. Lydia, wife of Benj Green, died July 24, 1825, ae 38 ys.
52.   Di--a [illegible; child's stone)
53. Mary E. / Dau of / W.C.&Elizabeth/Turner /died Mar 31, 1879/ Ae 11 yrs,2mos
54. Father: Webster C. Turner, Mar. 15[?), 1834 - Feb. 17, 1911.
55. Mother: Eleanor Barrows, Wife of Webster C. Turner, March 12, 1837 - April 23,  1916.
56.   Mary, wife of John Holden, died May 21, 1812, ae 100 ys. 2 ms. __ ds.
57.   John Holden, died Feb. __ 1806 aged 67.
58.   Sibyl, wife of Mr. John Holden Jr. died May 2, 1822, aged 62.
59.   John Holden, died Dec. 22, 1828, ae 66. [Sons of American Revolution flag)
60.   Infant's grave, Holden plot, illegible.
61. Sarah, wife of Simeon Turner, died June 16, 1859, aet 82 yrs.
62.   Mr. Robert Spurr, died May 15, 1805, ae 31 ys 10 mos
63. Dorothy Merriam / born in Mason NH / Oct. 11, 1778 / died Oct. 30, 1872 / AE4 94 / wife of Thomas B. / Chambers.
94.    
64. Thomas B. Chambers, born in Lexington, Mass., Jan. 28, 1776, died June 1, 1858, ae 82 yrs 4 mos.
65. Joseph Brooks, son of Thomas B. & Dorothy Chambers, died June 28, 1842, aet 24.
66. Mary Turner, wife of Charles / daughter of / Thomas B & Dorothy / Chambers, / died June 3 1838. / AEt 34. / epitath
67. Samuel Chambers, died Aug. 11, 1862? ae 53 yrs 7 mos. Son of Thomas & Dorothy  Chambers.
68. Susan V., wife of Samuel Chambers, died July 12, 1892 ae 80 yrs. 9 mos.
69.  Clara H. Chambers, born Sept. 25, 1819 died Oct. 2 1864, dau. of Thomas B. & Dorothy Chambers.
70.  Emily Chambers / daughter of Thomas B Chambers / and widow of / Capt. Abram Knight / Oct. 19, 1810 / Oct. 18, 1904
71.  Mother: Mary Augusta, widow of George Barrows, Jan. 16, 1837 - Nov. 22, 1899.
72.  George Barrows, member of Co H., 17th Regt., Me Vols. Killed in Battle of  Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863, aet 31 yrs.
William Barrows, Sergt. of Co. D, 15th Me. Regt., died at Bravos[?) Island, off  coast of Texas, Dec. 9, 1863, aet 24 yrs.
73.     
74.  Clara M., dau. of G. W. & Dolly Barrows, June 19, 1841 - Nov. 10, 1918.
75.  "Mother." Dolly Ann, wife of George W. Barrows, died Apr. 15, 1882, aet 2 yrs.
76.  G. W. Barrows, died Mar. 21, 1886, aet 80 ys 5 ms.
77.   Eunice Morse, wife of Mr. Dan Morse, died June 27, 1827, aged 56 ______
78.   Doct. David Ray, died Dec. 1, 1822, aged 80 years. [Sons of American Revolution  flag.)
79.   Eunice Ray, wife of Dr. David Ray, died July 4, 1843, ae 96 ys. 10 ms.
80. Alice Johnson, wife of Isaac Johnson, died Jan. 1, 1828, ae 69. Erected by her daughter Mary Holden in 1852.
81.   [ illeg.) Polly, dau. of David [illeg.)
82. David Mayberry, died Nov. 6, 1811, ae 56. / Jamima Mayberry, his wife, died July 1, 1803, ae. 47.
83. Julia S. Mayberry, died Oct. 1, 1828, Aet. 8 ys.
Silas B. Mayberry, died Sept. 10, 1817, aet. 5 ds.
Children of Harvey & Nancy Mayberry.
84. Betsey / wife of Thomas Shedd, / died Sept. 1, 1852, ae 87.
85.   Shed [sic), Thomas, who died May 1, 1836, aet 63.
86. Lovina H. / wife of / George H. Shedd,/ died / July 29, 1863 / ae 18 yrs. 3 mos.
87.   Emeline Knight, daughter of Robert & Eunice Knight, died Sept. 24, 1828, aged 18 months, 18 days.
88.   Joseph Wight, died Oct. 20, 1804, aet 74.
Abigail Wight, wife of Joseph Wight, d. March 29, 1799, ae 58.
89. Benjamin Wight, died Feb. 10, 1853, ae 88 yrs, 5 mos. [GAR]
90. Betsey Wight, wife of Benj. Wight, died Oct. 10, 1854, ae 84 yrs.
91. Harriet S. Hancock, dau. of Joseph & Susan C. H. Hancock, died Sept. 11, 1854, ae 14 mos.
92. Susan H. Colley, wife of Joseph Hancock and 2nd wife of Mark Knight, d. Aug. 6, 1908, ae 80.
93. Joseph Hancock, d. Aug. 10, 1854, ae 35.
94. Stephen Swett, Surgeon, Phinney's Regt. Mass. T.R./ Rev. War, Jan. 6, 1807.
His wife Sarah Adams, d. May 3, 1808, also son Samuel. (Flag)
95.   Maj. Jona. Moors, d. March 26, 1829.
96. Releaf Moors, wife of Jonathan Moors, d. Nov. 5, 1849, ae. 92 yrs. 2 mos.
97.   William W. Huntress, son of Mr. Caleb & Mrs. Rhoda Huntress, d. Feb. 10, 1822, aged 10 months.
98.    Eleanor Patch, widow of John Patch, died Feb.20, 1842. [bottom of stone is broken)
99.    John Patch, who was killed in Naples by the falling of a tree July 9, 1835, ae 31.
100.   Benjamin Patch, son of Levi & Martha Patch, born Dec. 24, 1810, d. Jan. 17, 1811.
101.    Levi Patch, son of Levi & Martha Patch, b. Mar. 20, 1822, d. Mar. __, 1823[?).
102.   [Stone is illegible.)
103.   Mrs. Sarah Patch, wife of Mr. Benjamin Patch, and daughter of George Pierce Esq. (Rest of stone is illegible.]
104.   Mr. Benjamin Patch, d. Hay 1, 1819, in the 76th year of his age.
105.   Sally Moors, wife of Mr. Jonathan Moors Jr. & dau. of Mr. Benjamin Patch. She d.  Mar. 12, 1819, aged 34 years.
106.   Martha Patch, wife of Levi Patch, Esq. died May 16th 1830 aet. 47.
107.   Albert G. Patch, son of Levi & Martha Patch, d. Jan. 26, 1847, aet 20 years, 1 mo.  & 19 days.
108.   Julia Ann Patch, d. June 12, 1848, aet 41, dau. of Capt. Levi & Martha Patch.
109.   Capt. Levi Patch, d. Hay 27, 1862, ae. 79 ys 7 ms. 6 ds.
110.   George W. Noble, aged 32 years. [GAR; no dates)
111.   John Noble, d. May 25, 1865, ae 70 ys. 10 ms.
112.   Silas Nutting, d. Oct. 29, 1815. ae 30 yrs 8 mos.
Betty Noble, wife of John Noble, formerly the wife of Silas Nutting, d. May 22, 1860 [rest is cut off)
113.    Thomas Nutting, son of Nathan & Rhoda Nutting, d. Nov. 23, 1825, aet 27 yrs 15 mos.
114.   [Illegible) Mary
115.   Sarah Nutting, wife of Peter Nutting, d. June 24 1812, ae 67 yrs.
116.   Peter Nutting, died June 13? 1856, ae 89.
117.   Sarah Nutting. [Rest is illegible.)
118.   Bennie N. Nutting, 1836-1843.
Mary A. Nutting, 1839-1840.
119.   Nathan Nutting, b. in Groton, Mass., d. Apr. 9, 1847, ae 86 yrs.
120.   Rhoda Nutting, wife of Nathan Nutting, b. Pepperell Mass., d.Feb. 24, 1858, ae 74 ys 4 ms.
121.   Nathan Nutting, d. Sept. 4, 1867, aet 62 yrs 9 ms. & 28 ds.
122.   Dorcasann W. Nutting, wife of Nathan Nutting Jr. d. Jan. 1,1900 ae 85 ys 9 ms.
123.   Thomas Roby, d. Feb. 1, 1807 aged 22 months 3 days.
124.   Harriet E. Patch, d. May 4, 1846, aet 20 yrs 5 mos.
125.   Sarah J. Patch, d. Aug. 7, 1849, aet 29 yrs 8 mos.
126.   Cornelia Patch Andrews, d. Oct. 4, 1906, ae 72 ys 7 ms.
127.   Edward Patch, d. Mar. 5, 1883, aet 53 yrs.
128.   Eliza Patch, wife of Tarbell Patch, d. Sept. 23, 1888, aet 92 yrs 7 mos.
129.   Tarbell Patch, d. Dec. 10, 1880, aet 89 yrs 7 ms.
130.   Margaret Weston, wife of Joseph Weston, d. Dec. 14 1825, aet 55 yrs 8 mos.
131.   Joseph Weston, d. Jan. 28, 1840, ae 84 yrs 10 mos [SAR flag)
132.   Mrs. Catherine Haskell, wife of Mr. William Haskell, d. June 22, 1816, aged  83 years.
133.   Sarah Weston, 3d wife of Joseph Weston, d. Jan. 3, 1848, ae 75 yrs. 10 mos.
134.    William Shattuck [rest is illegible]
135.   Nathan Morse, Mass., Sgt. Drury's Co., Ward's Regt, Rev War, d.Dec. 28, 1812, ae 78.
His wife Abigail Pond d. Feb. 16, 1812 ae 70.
136.   Marcia Blake, daughter of Dr. Silas and Mrs. Sophia Blake, d.Feb. 7, 1813, aged 1 yr. 11 mos.
137.    Susan C. Blake, daughter of Dr. Silas & Mrs. Sophia Blake, d.Feb. 28, 1813, aged 3 years, 3 mos.
138.   Lewis Knight, d. Sept. 13, 1821, ae 10 mos 8 ds.
Dorothy H. Knight, d. Feb. 22, 1824, ae 36 hours.
Children of Nathan & Dorothy Knight.
139.   Nathan Knight, d. Apr. 6, 1858, ae 68 yrs 7 mos.
140.    Dorothy H. Knight, wife of Nathan Knight, d. July 3, 1848, ae 55 yrs. 9 mos.
141.    Eunice Gray, wife of Erastus Gray, d. in Limerick, Maine, Dec.17, 1881, ae 49 ys 3 ms 20 ds.
142.   Henry H. Knight, d. Aug. 12, 1859, ae 28 yrs 4 mos.
143.   Newton Knight, d. June 27, 1876, ae 53 yrs 10 ms 11 ds.
144.   Eliza Knight, d. Aug. 13, 1888, aet 71 yrs.
145.  * Emma S. Andrews, wife of T. F. Knight, Aug. 17, 1846 - May 9 1910.
146.    Agnes Knight, 1873-1944.
147.    William F. Knight. May 6, 1877 - Feb. 3, 1920.
148.    Ebenezer Sawyer, Apr. 13, 1775 - July 11, 1850.
Elizabeth, wife of Ebenezer Sawyer, Dec. 19, 1775 - June 19, 1870.
149.    James W. Knight, 1865 - 1909.
150.    Mark Knight, died Dec. 22, 1888, ae 74 yrs. 3 mos.
151.    Julia Ann Knight, wife of Mark Knight 2d, d. Dec. 22, 1852, ae 29 yrs 2 ms 10 ds.
152.   Knight. Infant dau. d. Aug. 17, 1844.
Infant son d. Oct. 26, 1845.
Children of Mark 2d & Julia Ann Knight.
153.   Mary March, widow of Peletiah March Esq. d. Nov. 21, 1817 aet 73.
154.    Elizabeth F. Knight, wife of Johnson Knight, d. Feb. 3, 1875 ae 94[?) yrs 6 ms.
155.   Johnson Knight, d. Feb. 22, 1845, aet 78.
156.   Lucia Blake, dau. of Grinfill Blake Esq. & Mrs. Eunice his wife d. Dec. 27, 1811, aged 1 year & 8 mos.
157.   John Blake, son of Grinfill Blake Esq. & Mrs. Eunice born and died Aug. 31, 1819.
158. * Robert Andrews, d. Jan. 8, 1854, aet 36 yrs 9 mos & 26 ds.
159.   Cyrus Knight, b. May 16, 1849, d. Feb. 20, 1905.
160.   Capt. Steven W. Knight, b. June 21, 1809, d. June 3, 1893.
Jerusha H. Knight, b. June 2, 1814, d. Dec. 7, 1882.
161.   Olive K. Holden, wife of George P. Holden, d. June 5, 1867, aet 71 ys 10 ms.
162.   Elizabeth Knight, dau. of Samuel & Jerusha H. Knight, d.May 21, 1831, ae 11 yr 4 mos.
163.   Samuel Knight, b. July 1, 1792, d. May 13, 1868.
164.   Jerusha H. Knight, wife of Samuel Knight, d. July 2, 1878, ae 83 yrs 10 mos.
165.   Martha H. Knight, d. July 30, 1879, ae 62 yrs.
166.   Minerva E. Albro, wife of Charles Albro, d. Feb. 3, 1894, ae 71 yrs 4 mos.
167.   Lydia Sawyer, wife of Jeremiah Sawyer, d. Mar. 7, 1878, ae 79 yrs. 6 ms.
168.   Jeremiah Sawyer, d. Jan. 20, 1880, ae 83 yr 11 ms. 9 ds.
169.   Nancy K. Mayberry, wife of Harvey Mayberry, b. Feb. 26, 1792, d. Dec. 1, 1875.
170.   Harvey Mayberry, b. 11 Dec. 1791, d. Dec. 15, 1868.
    The following bronze plates are in the first row flush to the ground, to the far right of the center gate.
171 Barbara B. Nutting / 1911-1996
172 Theodore E Nutting / 1910-1997
173 Marjorie Nutting Porter  / 1931-1993
174 Leone D. Nutting / 1903-1993
175 Albert D. Nutting / 1905-1990
176    


[N.B. Oliver Cooley, who d. April 5, 1859, is apparently buried in this cemetery but there is no headstone. See Spurr's History of Otisfield, p. 359.)

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