Soldiers Cemetery, Hancock Barracks, Houlton

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"Joseph Houlton donated this land to the town he helped settle in 1807. It is also the final resting place for soldiers and their families who died while serving at the U.S. Army's Hancock Barracks from 1828-1845." (Excerpted from commemorative text.)

Eight of the soldiers were from Ireland, 2 from Scotland and 1 each from England and Holland. No soldiers died as a result of hostile action in the "Aroostook War." The cemetery was restored by the Freemasons of Monument Lodge No. 96, May 1999.

Hancock Barracks Soldiers buried in the cemetery are:
Steven Devars of Oreypl, Holland, age 40, 2nd Infantry, died January 10, 1829
James Bracy of Steuben, Maine, age 24, 2nd Infantry - Co. C, died March 13, 1830
James Anderson of Greensburgh, Pennsylvania , age 30, 2nd Infantry - Co. K, died February 21, 1831
William Witham of New York, New York, age 27, 2nd Infantry - Co. F, died December 11, 1831
Jesse Billings of Wrentham, Massachusetts, age 34, 2nd Infantry - Co. C, died March 25, 1832
John Brown of Longford, Ireland, age 27, 2nd Infantry - Co. K, died July 3, 1832
James Vanpelt of Manmouth, New Jersey, age 40, 2nd Infantry - Co. C, died June 25, 1834
Job Moshier of Little Falls, New York, age 21, 2nd Infantry - Co. K, died July 9, 1835
William Herron of Baltimore, Maryland, age 38, 2nd Infantry - Co. K, died October 18, 1835
James Rogers of Ireland, age 37, 2nd Infantry - Co. E/C, died April 20, 1835
John McConnell of Ireland, age 35, 2nd Infantry - Co. C, died August 14, 1838
Henry W. Harding of Annapolis, Maryland, age 33, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died November 13, 1838
William Hewitt of Limerick, Ireland, age 28, 1st Artillery - Co. C, died January 27, 1839
John Lyle of King William, Virginia, age 30, 1st Artillery - Co. C, died February 2, 1839
Henry Bellmar of New York, New York, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died February 23, 1839
Michael Brynan of Castlereigh, Ireland, age 44, 1st Artillery - Co. C, died October 30, 1839
Joseph Wilson of Sterley's Bridge, England, age 23, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died June 21, 1840
James Shiels of Ireland, age 26, 1st Artillery - Co. C, died February 15, 1841
Michael Gallagher of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, age 36, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died March 22, 1841
Lyndon Gates of Lyndon, Vermont, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. I, died March 24, 1841
Francis Berry of Fishkill, New York, age 31, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died April 8, 1841
John Ames of Bradford, Maine, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died April 13, 1841
John Ferris of Hague, New York, age 29, 1st Artillery - Co. F, died April 29, 1841
James Richmond of Ayr, Scotland, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died June 17, 1841
Robert Moore of Belfast, Ireland, age 43, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died September 10, 1841
Daniel Colton of New York, New York, age 22, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died December 30, 1841
Horace Tearnes of Champlain, New York, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. I, died April 4, 1842
David Grindle of Penobscot, Maine, age 2, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died May 17, 1842
Otis Kellogg of Essex, Vermont, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. I, died May 24, 1842
William Milan of Hancock, Maine, age 25, 1st Artillery - Co. F, died October 21, 1842
Henry N. Crocker of New London, Connecticut, age 28, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died January 4, 1843
Daniel Littlefield of Wells, Maine, age 26, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died May 18, 1843
George Blackwood of New York, New York, age 22, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died June 7, 1843
Mark Goodwin of Lyman, Maine, age 21, 1st Artillery - Co. E, died June 16, 1843
Thomas Halloran of Cork, Ireland, age 22, 1st Artillery - Co. B, died June 24, 1843
Thomas Waddell of Lauder, Scotland, age 33, 1st Artillery - Co. G, died January 11, 1844
William White of Fermanaugh, Ireland. age 25, 1st Artillery - Co. H, died May 5, 1844









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