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Bowdoin Cemetery
Prospect, Waldo County, Maine

Lat: 4435'46"N, Lon: 6851'25"W

Contributed by Christina Ashworth, Nov 12, 2001 [beardog4@msn.com].
Total records = 6.

The Bowdoin cemetery lies on the northwest side of Bowden Point east of the Marsh River. To reach it from Road 174 turn onto Bowden Point Road, which is tar. When you get to the end of the tar you go a little to the right and take a dirt road down over the hill and follow that around to the right to a small gravel pit and on the hill to the right is the cemetery.

My dad said the residents were quite upset about the naming of the road. It was suppose to be Bowdoin Point road.

The cemetery has a small partial wooden fence on one side that my dad and us fixed about 27 years ago. About 2 weeks ago my grandaughter and I went down and cleaned the head stones which dad said haven't ever been cleaned. The cemetery is my dad's back family. My grandmother was a Bowdoin and she used to live down there when she was a child with her family.

This is a family cemetery not in use anymore. The first death listed is 1930, last in 1903.

- Christina Ashworth

Bowdoin, Charles M., d. May 21, 1875, age: 26yr 17ds, Son of Oliver R & Lydia P.Bowdoin, 'In thee O, Lord, have I put my trust'
Bowdoin, Lydia P Mrs, d. Mar 09, 1903, w/o Oliver R., age: 83yr 3mo, The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want
Bowdoin, Mehitable N., d. Dec 25, 1874, age: 86 yrs 11mo 12da, w/o and s/w Rufus, 'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord'
Bowdoin, Oliver R., d. May 2, 1889, age: 24yrs 7ms 22dys, 'I know that my redeemer liveth, And because he liveth I shall live also'
Bowdoin, Rufus Putnam, Capt, b. Dec 13, 1834, d. Apr 23, 1898, age: 63yr 4mo 10da
Bowdoin, Rufus S., d. Feb. 28, 1870, age: 90 years, h/o & s/w Mehitable, 'Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord'

 

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