Abigail, wife of John Steward
Died May 7, 1853 AEt 83 yrs
More about her and husband John can be read in a blog post I wrote in Jan 2019, on:
Duncan Stewart of Rowley, MA
I have written about both of these couples in earlier blogs:
Henry Wyman of Madison, Maine
James Shattuck of Pepperell, MA and Solon, Maine
Alberta A. (Rowell) Leavitt (born Hannah B Steward), her stone being the only one in this plot. Her husband Charles, and maybe even his parents, could be buried in this same plot. If not, they're in this burial ground somewhere. Earlier write-ups:
Joseph Brown of Solon and Athens, Maine
Hannah B Steward, aka Alberta Ann Rowell
My last stop was the Old Bloomfield (or Bloomfield Weston) Cemetery in Skowhegan. The earliest settlers of "Old Canaan" are buried here, the spot where the meeting house once stood.
One of these early settlers is Mary (Ireland) Steward, wife of Daniel, who died on 30 Jan 1818, aged 79 yrs. After her husband died (he is buried in Fitchburg, MA), she came north to Maine with family.
Not an easy stone to photograph, with there being no sun out that day (well, until I was driving home, which is usually the way it goes). I'll return there again some day, and try for a better shot.
John and Mary are mentioned in my blog on:
Duncan Stewart of Rowley, MA and his Descendants to Maine
That being the last stop of my trip, I headed home. Perhaps the next one will be to Massachusetts, where I know of many ancestors buried there.
Looking forward to Spring!!