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Rideout Settlement Bucksport Maine
Posted by: Jake Brewster (ID *****7569) Date: June 21, 2012 at 15:35:55
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I am researching the family of Joseph Rideout in Bucksport Maine. Joseph had a large family including Noah, Mark, Ambrose they all lived on the Old County Road, later to be known as the Upper Long Pond Road. Most have stones in the Hillside Cemetery. I have posted these on find-a-grave. There is a Cemetery located on Noah Rideout's land on the 1860 and 1881 Atlas Maps of Hancock County. I can find no further evidence of this cemetery. Since it is on the Rideout Property, I gather it must have held the remains of the entire family at one time. There was a large settlement there and the 1860 maps shows a fairly large cemetery, which may still hold the remains of all those who died between 1800 and 1890. The Town of Bucksport is leasing the land to build a Rod and Gun Club and Shooting range. The plans are to build a road right through the cemetery and then grade the angle of the field over the cemetery to build a shooting range. If there are any family members out there, you may have an interest in helping me save this Cemetery. I have also posted the maps on facebook at on Save our Historic Maine Cemeteries.

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