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Old Settlers Cemetery

Deer Isle, Maine - Route 15, 0.5 mile south of Deer Isle Village on a knoll at the corner of Route 15 and the Sunshine Road.  There are several native stones with depressions in the earth, indicating there are more grave sites.   Information from Dr. B. Lake Noyes’ research 

Sources: Dr. Benj. Lake Noyes, Gravestones, ME Vital Records, Obituaries, US Census & SS [discrepancies in brackets]

Webb, Hannah b: 1745 Windham, ME - d: Apr 15, 1815 - widow of Seth Webb - d/o Ephraim & Mehitable (Cutter) Winship

We cannot locate the burial site for Seth Webb.  This much we do know: According to Hosmer’s Historical Sketches, Seth and Hannah came to Deer Isle from Windham, Maine, with his father Samuel, about 1765.  The father (Samuel) is buried in the Old Colomy Point cemetery in Oceanville.  Seth and Hannah resided in Oceanville and also on Kimball’s Island near Isle au Haut.  Sometime during1785 Seth was launching or pulling up his canoe on Kimball’s when his gun accidentally discharged, killing him.  

He was known to like  Kimball’s and spent much of his time there, so he could be buried there.  He was also very close to Joseph Whitmore, and therefore could possibly be buried in the Old Colomy Point cemetery in Oceanville.  Also, he could be in Stonington in Webb’s Lot, where his son Samuel is buried.  His wife Hannah died in 1815, some 30 years after his death.  However, it’s conceivable that he is buried in the Old Settler’s cemetery with her, as there are a number of unidentified lots here; only Hannah’s lot is identified. So, we decided to put him here with his wife.  

A website of the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society