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Butter Island - Witherspoon

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Off Little Deer Isle, Maine:  Graves located on Butter Island, also known as Dirigo Island
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Sources: Dr. Benj. Lake Noyes, Gravestones, ME Vital Records, Obituaries, US Census & SS [discrepancies in brackets]


Witherspoon, Abigail  b: 1767- d: Dec 24, 1848 - w/o John Witherspoon - d/o John Mills from Amherst, NH

Witherspoon, Charles D. b: 1839/40 - 21 in 1860 - d: ?? - s/o Unadilla &  Elizabeth “Betsey” 

Witherspoon, Elizabeth “Betsey” b: abt 1797 - d: abt 1870 - w/o Unadilla Witherspoon - d/o Thomas Kench - Betsey may have been born in Brooksville.

Witherspoon, John  b: 1766 - d: Mar 16, 1856 - h/o Abigail Mills - from NH

Witherspoon, Lucy A. b: 1832 - 28 in 1860 - d: ?? - d/o  Unadilla &  Elizabeth “Betsey” 

Witherspoon, Mary A. Kench b: 1837 - 23 in 1860 - d: ?? - d/o Unadilla &  Elizabeth “Betsey” 

Witherspoon, Mary L. b: 1853 - 7 in 1860 - d: ?? - 

Witherspoon, Rodney II b: 1830 - d: 1907 - s/o Unadilla &  Elizabeth “Betsey” 

Witherspoon, Unadilla b: 1795 N.H. - d: 1886 - h/o Elizabeth Kench - s/o John & Abigail (Mills) Witherspoon

Note:  The Witherspoon family were quite remarkable.  John was a nephew of the Rev. John Witherspoon, who was president of Princeton University and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Son, Unadilla, was a very successful farmer and prominent citizen. McLane’s “Islands of Mid-Coast Maine”  covers the history of Butter Island quite well.

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