Tag Archives: Rocky Hill

The Rest of Hannah’s Story

In the last blog, Hannah Keeps Her House, Enos Merryman (1807-1851) died intestate and in debt. When his Rocky Hill estate was auctioned off, his widow, Hannah McManus Merryman (1806-1899), was able to keep the farm by bidding funds from a … Continue reading

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Hannah Keeps Her House

  When Hannah (McManus) Merryman died in 1899, no obituary appeared in the Brunswick Telegraph. Her children, though, engraved her epitaph on the family monument in Varney Cemetery. Mark Cheetham of Richmond, Maine, transcribed the stone in 2007: In memory … Continue reading

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John and Eleanor: From Cradle to Grave on River Road

In 1828 and 1829, four granddaughters of James McManus (see Sins of the Father) married four great-grandsons of Walter and Elizabeth (Potter) Merryman, early settlers of nearby Harpswell. All eight parties would reside on Rocky Hill, between Durham and River … Continue reading

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Rocky Hill Revolution

The previous blog, Alphabet Soup, described three footstones found at Cook Farm on the north side of River Rd. near the top of Rocky Hill in the 1930s with only initials and one date to identify the decedents: S E … Continue reading

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