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Index to Portland Newspapers, 1785-1835

By: William B. Jordan, Jr

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1994

Seller ID: J0101

ISBN: 0788401017

Condition: 396 pages, 8.5x11, 1994, 8.5x11, paper, 396 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Items selected for inclusion cover social, cultural, intellectual, economic, financial, maritime, and literary history; local political events of an unusual nature; prominent personalities; and the occasional obituary. About 30,000 entries. The sixteen newspapers indexed are: The Falmouth Gazette, Cumberland Gazette, Eastern Herald, Portland Gazette, Eastern Argus, Portland Advertiser, Daily Courier, Christian Mirror, Christian Pilot, Downing Gazette, Maine Farmer, Yankee Farmer, The Jeffersonian, Independent Statesman, The Yankee, and Family Reader. This work is alphabetically arranged by sur... View more info

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Burial Records, 1811 - 1980 of the Western Cemetery in Portland, Maine

By: William B. Jordan, Jr.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1987)

Seller ID: J0060

ISBN: 1556130600

Condition: 174 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1987), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 174 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


174 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1987), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 174 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Burial Records, 1717-1962, of the Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine

By: William B. Jordan, Jr.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1987)

Seller ID: J0067

ISBN: 1556130678

Condition: 212 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1987), 2009, 5.5x8.5, paper, alphabetical, index, 212 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Eastern Cemetery is Portland's oldest burial ground. It is believed that burials were made here in the 1600s, but no records or markers survive from that period. Record keeping was equally lax in the 1700s. To bring order into the use of the cemetery, the Selectmen were authorized in 1795 to lay out the "Burial Ground into regular plats & divisions," but it was not until 1890 that a thorough and systematic survey of this large cemetery was finally done. At that time William Augustus Goodwin produced a listing of 4,136 gravestones, monuments, tombs, and grave sites, along with an accura... View more info