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Toothaker Graveyard

Toothaker Graveyard located in Edgar M. Tennis Preserve, Mountainville, Deer Isle

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

Historical background (from Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society)

Elijah Toothaker was an early settler in Mountainville.  Although the land may have been settled first by a Greenlaw, it was surveyed in Toothaker’s name on Peters' Plan of 1798, by John Peters, Jr.  Elijah married Elizabeth Daggett (1769 - 1853) of Vinalhaven on 23 May, 1792.  Elijah drowned about 1810.  Elizabeth married four more times before dying at age 85.  The foundations of two farms remain in the Tennis Preserve. 

The Pickering farm was owned by John Pickering, who had fourteen children (twelve by first wife Olive Webb and two by second wife, Maria).  The Davis farm was owned by Roswell Davis who had ten children.  Son John was living there in 1934.  (Note: this must be John Davis who ran the pool room in Stonington in the ’40s.)

Alakna, Ada - 1st w/o Cliff Joyce - d/o Mel & Lucy (Toothaker) Collins - she is in Woodlawn in Stonington - [NO STONE]

Asbornsen, Matthew S. b: Aug 10, 1929 Jersey City, NJ - d: Aug 21, 2011 Bangor - s/o Matthew A. & Ethel (Mercer) Asbornsen - h/o Muriel Tennis

Asbornsen, Muriel Tennis b: 1931 - SL

Billings, David  b: ?? - d: Jul 23, 1883 @ 32 yrs - h/o “Hattie” Toothaker - s/o Johnson & Eliza (Smith) Billings - (David was originally buried in Sunshine, but Hattie had him moved here.)

Billings, Melvina “Mellie” b: 1867 - d: Feb 17, 1894 - d/o David & Hattie (Toothaker) Billings

Collins, Lawrence M. - b: 1908 - d: 1908? - s/o Charles “Mel” & Lucy (Billings)  Collins - [NO STONE]

Haskell, Angenett b: 1849 - d: May 23, 1886 DI - w/o Joseph Hanson Haskell - d/o Johnson & Eliza Smith Billings (She was moved from Sunshine Cemetery to be with her husband.) - [NO STONE]

Haskell, Joseph “Joe Port” b: Aug 31, 1850 - d: Sept 11, 1911 DI - s/o Thomas P. & Susan (Dow) Haskell - h/o 1. Angenett Billings; 2. Hattie Sophronia Toothaker & 3. Elizabeth M. Young

Joyce, Deanna Ruth b: 1934 - d: 1934 - d/o Clifford & Ada (Collins) Joyce - [NO STONE]

Smith, Marion M. b: 1891 - d: 1977

Tennis, Edgar Marseilles b: Nov 21, 1896 Elizabeth City County, VA - d: Jul 30, 1980 DI - s/o Edgar Melville & Mary Ellen “Cot” (Hawkins) Tennis

Tennis, Muriel Isabella b: Mar 20, 1890 Toronto, Ont, Canada - d: Feb 1976, DI - w/o Edgar Marseilles Tennis - d/o Charles & Kate Isabella (Nichol) Smith

Toothaker, Angenett b: 1864 - d: May 11, 1866 - d/o William S. & Lucy H. (Marshall) Toothaker

Toothaker, Elijah b: 1760 - d: 1810 drowned  - h/o Elizabeth Daggett - his body was moved up the hill - [NO STONE]

Toothaker, “Hattie” Sophronia Harriet b: Sept 10, 1858 - d: Sept 4, 1896 DI - w/o 1. David Billings & 2. Joseph Hanson Haskell - d/o William S. & Lucy H. (Marshall) Toothaker

Toothaker, John, Capt. b: Jan 20, 1793 - d: Jul 20, 1841 - h/o Mary Stinson - s/o Elijah & Elizabeth “Betsey” (Daggett) Toothaker.  John was a master mariner.  Elijah's sons, except John, moved away from DI. Two sons were lost at  sea. Elijah's four daughters married and moved away.  Capt. John was originally buried on the shore banking, but it started washing away.  Son William opened up a yard on the hill and had John's remains transferred there.

Toothaker, Lucy Haskell (Marshall) b: Feb 22, 1838 per stone - d: Apr 22, 1910 @ home - w/o William Stinson Toothaker -  They had four daughters; Melvina, Sophronia Harriet, Angenett, and Ursala Ada. The first three are buried here; Ursala is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stonington.

Toothaker, Melvina b: 1857 - d: May 28, 1873 - d/o Wm. S. & Lucy H. (Marshall) Toothaker - The stone with a rose on it is cracked and broken on top.

Toothaker, William Stinson, Capt.  b: 1826 DI - d: Jan 2, 1864 per stone - h/o Lucy Haskell Marshall  - s/o Capt. John & Mary (Stinson) Toothaker - 🇺🇸He was a Private in the 11th Maine Inf. during the  Civil War.  He died on transport to Virginia of yellow fever on 2 Jan, 1864 and was buried at City Point National Cemetery in Hopewell, VA -at sea, according to Dr. Noyes’ material. The gravestone was placed in his memory only.  On lower part of stone is written:  Angenett, d/o Capt. Wm & Lucy H. Toothaker 1864 -1866

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