Hillside Cemetery, North Penobscot, Maine
Lowell Family Headstones
Beatrice H. Lowell b. 1910 - d. 1992
LOWELLs of Penobscot
Date: 98-03-30 02:10:08 EST
Courtesy of the Hancock Co, Maine USGenWeb Project
From George A. Wheeler’s History of Castine, Penobscot and Brooksville,
Maine. Privately printed in Cornwall, NY, 1923.
Percival Lowell, with his two sons, John and Richard, and one daughter,
came from Bristol, England and settled in Newbury in 1739 [sic]. JOHN
had eight children. The sixth was Benjamin born September 12, 1642.
Benjamin married Ruth Woodman, October 1666, and had eight children. The
seventh, Joseph, was born September 12, 1680; he married Mary Hardy,
December, 1707, and had six children, of whom the fifth was Joseph, who
probably removed to Penobscot in 1762. Joseph married Mary Hones
February, 1745. They had eight children born in Newbury and two in
Penobscot. There names are as follows: -
1. ANN, born February, 1746, - married Reuben Grindle and had seven
children. She was the ancestress of the Doctors Grindle of Bluehill and
2. ELIPHALET, born August 1747. He married Elizabeth Haney in 1777 and
settled at North Penobscot at what is now called Lowell’s Corner. They
had ten children. She was the daughter of Archibald Haney.
3. HANNAH, born February, 1749. Died August 9, 1759.
4. FRANCIS, born November, 1751. Died at Penobscot, March 28, 1763.
5. MARY, born May, 1754 - married Joseph Webber and had seven children.
6. STEPHEN, born July 1756. - Supposed to have been captured at sea by
7. HANNAH, born January, 1760, - married Reuben Grindle and had
8. LYDIA, born January, 1762. - - -
9. JOSEPH, born at Penobscot December 13, 1765. Married Judith Freeman
in January 22, 1802 and had three children. The youngest one, Hannah,
died at North Castine in 1867.
10. NANCY, born April 7, 1769. She married Captain David Jenkins.
Eliphalet’s children were: -
1. Josiah, born June 26, 1775.
2. Mary, born May 10, 1778.
3. Nancy, born in 1780.
4. George, born October 3, 1782.
5. William, born October 23, 1785.
6. Stephen, born September 8, 1787
7. Lydia, born February 2,1789.
8. Marcy, born February 15, 1791.
9. Robert, born June 15, 1796.
10. Harry, born September 23, 1798.
Harry, the only survivor (in 1875) lived on the old homestead at North
Penobscot. He married Sarah Emerton of Bucksport in 1834 and has had
seven children. He was at one time a captain in the Penobscot Company of
Militia. Josiah was an ensign in the same company, when the English took
Castine in 1814. George was the father of William Lowell, of Portland
and learned his trade - that of a tailor - off Jimmy Scott of Castine.
(Letter of William Lowell, August, 1875.)
The LOWELL family is very numerous in Penobscot, - so much so that a
settlement in North Penobscot has for many years been called
colloquially as Lowell town.
Fred I Lowell b. 1873 - d. 1879
d. Oct , 1836 , Age 88 years.
Elizabeth (Haney) Lowell
d. July 28, 1833, Age 75 years
Eliphalet and Elizabeth ( Haney ) Lowell , were the
first one to settle at North Penobscot in 1801
Wilbur C. Lowell
b. Oct 7, 1828 - d. Aug 14, 1888
Sarah E. Lowell
b. Sept 15, 1829 - d. Jan 10, 1871
Nancy Lowell Wife of Stephen Lowell
d. Jan 7, 1856 Age 65 yrs, 1 mo. 10 ds
George R. Lowell Husband of Phebe A.
b. Feb. 10, 1837, d. Aug 29, 1914
" None thy place can fill "
Henry (aka) Harry Lowell (Sr.) b. 1798 - d. 1879
Member of the Penobscot Militia
Sarah E. Lowell b. 1801 - d. 1899
Resolutions adopted by the North Penobscot Sewing Circle, Apr. 16, 1873:
WHEREAS death has removed from our midst our esteemed sister, Mrs. PHEBE A.
RESOLVED that, by this sad event, her family has lost a kind and affectionate wife and
mother, our circle a valued member, the church an ornament of rare worth and moral
beauty, and the community a bright star whose radiance will linger long after its
RESOLVED that we tender to the bereaved family our sincere condolence in this hour
of deep sorrow,
RESOLVED that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family of the deceased
and to the Ellsworth American for publication.
Signed - Mrs. H. C. Hatch, Mrs. Lucy Perkins, and Mrs. Julia Soper