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Intentionally Forgotten: The Book of Numbered Souls


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CARROLL COUNTY FARM CEMETERY c. 1870 —

Beyond the mournful numbers, lie no more grief or fear. No sad or sweet thoughts linger, for those who slumber here. MjP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finding them was one thing. Identifying them was quite another. I cannot express the unanticipated relief when this occurred. I welcomed it greatly and still recall the transformation, how all that I once knew regarding my calling came into sharp focus. There is a page on my website that lists the names of the paupers and other statistical data. This is a guide for those seeking loved ones, lost branches of their family tree. I also include this list in the back pages of Book One. It is my plan to have a companion book accompanying the series, serving as a road map of the characters. During my presentations, readings, and book signings, I display a large framed poster with the names, and I have a booklet for sharing. This is part of the promise. It is about acknowledgment, not judgment. It is about knowing that these souls, and many like them, although hidden, once walked amongst us in time. Yes, they were intentionally forgotten, but they are now reclaimed. As you will discover, Abigail is the keeper of the Book of Numbered Souls. She then passes the torch along to her son. Please take a moment to acknowledge them... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The number of paupers buried at this site diminished greatly after the 1930s. The highest number recorded was approximately 75 between 1870–1880.

Though there are 298 numbered gravestones in this cemetery, the exact number, and names of everyone buried is not known, as oftentimes the paupers were buried with more than one body per grave. Therefore, it is likely that there are many more anonymous and lost souls buried in the earth here, whose names are not included. The 268 names on this list were found after extensive research.

William White ~ Judith Clarke ~ Polly Ferguson ~ Huldah Burley ~ Lewis Sanborn ~ Rachel Moulton ~ Lydia Copp ~ David Weed ~ Susan Moody ~ Mary Wentworth ~ Betsey Dame ~ Eunice Eldridge ~ Thomas Weeks ~ Rebecah Weeks ~ Hollis Weeks ~ Betsey Sceggell ~ Nettie Conner ~ Joseph Danforth ~ Nancy Edgely ~ Sarah How ~ Martha Nute ~ Eunice Allen ~ William Love ~ Clarinda Wallace ~ Lydia Thompson ~ Eri Keniston ~ David Campprennell ~ Moses Copp ~ Jeremiah Cook ~ Isaac Farrah ~ Mary Farrah ~ Edward Weeden ~ Michael Burkley ~ Jeremiah Nay ~ Richard Nichols ~ Hannah Smith ~ Mary Hearth ~ Dolly Rogers ~ Albert Merrow ~ Samuel Brennan ~ James Grant ~ Anny A Carlton ~ Joseph Copp ~ Ann Conley ~ Sally Blake ~ Rosa Rice ~ George Brackett ~ John Hill ~ Mary Hill ~ Mahitable Odway ~ Lewis Prime ~ John Spencer ~ James Flanders ~ Sally Hodgedon ~ Harriet Cook ~ Martha Haines ~ Jonathan Bryant ~ Deborah Piper ~ William Stiles ~ Mary Willey ~ Daniel Chandler ~ Hannah Campnell ~ Clemantine Fairfield ~ Lettie Few ~ Sophia Copp ~ Timothy Eastman ~ Sarah Staples ~ William Copp ~ Jane Guptile ~ Henry Tuksbury ~ Sarah Perkins ~ Abizil Doe ~ Joseph Blake ~ Emma Williams ~ Lewis Ricker ~ Hannah Meader ~ Hannah Foss ~ Harriet Perkins ~ John McArthur ~ Luch Gannet ~ Emily Harris ~ Edward Anger ~ Almira Burbank ~ Daniel Allen ~ John Maleham ~ Sally Maxfield ~ Alan Foss ~ Joshua Fallington ~ Mary Norton ~ William Goswick ~ Lidie Witham ~ Jeremiah Smith ~ Elijah Tibbetts ~ Sarah Dury ~ Lydia Welch ~ Elizer Mitter ~ Sally Quimby ~ Mary Garland ~ Jonathan Trask ~ Joshua Peavey ~ Lillian Foss ~ George Quimby, Jr. (Archie) ~ Cyrus Harriman ~ Josiah Merrill ~ Jane Drew ~ Benjamin Pray ~ Nancy Copp ~ Eliza Roberts ~ John Hubbard ~ John A.H. Copp ~ James Chamberlain ~ Nathaniel Burbank ~ Samuel Blackey ~ Loring Danforth ~ Mary W. Blood ~ Baby Bagley ~ Baby Tibbetts ~ Alvin Bryant ~ Laura Hutchins ~ Ida M Wentworth ~ Jessie Keniston ~ Richard Hutchins ~ Nancy Woodhouse ~ Henry H. Doe ~ James Murphy ~ Mrs. Lewis *Indian Woman ~ Jonathan Jennes ~ Polly Allan ~ Johanas Huse ~ John McVey ~ Archie Quimby ~ John Allen ~ Sarah Worthen ~ Capt. Geo Quimby ~ Levi Hill ~ Rosie Edwards ~ James McLean ~ Sarah Whittier ~ Frank Bedell ~ Charles Durgin ~ John Ryan ~ Mary Hanson ~ Emmanueal Silas ~ William Dyer ~ Lillian May Felch ~ Joseph A Stuart ~ Charles Bennett ~ Page Allard ~ Ellen Quimby ~ Olive Anderson ~ Adelaide Walker ~ Lillian M Norton ~ Mary Wallace ~ John Evans ~ Mary Allen ~ Belinda Hubbard ~ Charles Goldsmith ~ Fanny Peavey ~ Charles Graham ~ John Wallace ~ Kate Jones ~ Charles Jenness ~ Nettie B Carter ~ Susan Brown ~ Andrew Wentworth ~ Samuel Sargent ~ Nellie Dyer ~ James Hanson ~ Josiah Morrison ~ Roxanna Jackson ~ Hannah M. York ~ Daniel McGinnis ~ Ira E. Wentworth ~ Adah Tibbetts ~ Drusilla Wallace ~ James M. Bennett ~ Eleazer Thompson ~ Abbie Hill ~ Frank Wilkinson ~ Richard Dinzey ~ Unknown Baby ~ Mark George ~ Joel Perkins ~ Mattie Kimball ~ Mary Jane Emery ~ John Glidden ~ Albert Pennell ~ Augusta Thurley ~ Berthana Wallace ~ Luke Jenness ~ Andrew Sullivan ~ Julia Davis ~ Frank Heath ~ Charles Poisson ~ Julia Burleigh ~ Berry Leonard ~ Patrick McLaughlin ~ James Carter ~ Abbie Corson ~ James Tulley ~ James F. Horne ~ David Frye ~ Hiram Henderson ~ John Copp ~ Mary Ellen Foss ~ Patrick McCarty ~ George H. Floyd ~ John Dolloff ~ Phillip Crotte ~ Diantha Buckley ~ Emma Hill ~ Byron Copp ~ Charles Mehan ~ Roy Ludger ~ Michael Moran ~ James Cobb ~ Isaac Harriman ~ Georgia Haddock ~ Mary Green ~ Gilbert Goodblood ~ Bertha O'Hare ~ David Mason ~ Mary E. Drake ~ Abner Allard ~ Gaynor Child ~ George Hutchins ~ William Cloutman ~ Ebenezer Cook ~ Timothy S. Clifford ~ Sarah Kenison ~ James Gould ~ William Colby ~ Mabel F. Deland ~ James R Bryant ~ Emma Carter ~ Charles E. Corson ~ Frank Drew ~ Daniel Fitzgerald ~ Augusta A. Corson ~ Alonzo Carter ~ Frank Coleman ~ John Murphy ~ George Berry ~ Sarah J. Berry ~ Amelia McCloud ~ George Ballou ~ Peter Thibedau ~ Edgar M. Doe ~ Jonathan Colbath ~ Sewell Moody ~ Allen F. Larabee ~ George Eastman ~ Lafayette Hanson ~ Joseph H. Moulton ~ Ellen Brown ~ Weston A Johnson ~ Lettie Hanson ~ Joseph Mason ~ Dan Brown ~ George Allen ~ Bert Leavitt ~ Hattie Kenison ~ Jason M. Hannan ~ Dorothy Howard ~ Lawrence Stevens ~ Eddie E. Wade ~ Timothy Lee ~ (Compiled by Mj Pettengill)

The Monument, Carroll County Farm Cemetery, Ossipee NH, Mj Pettengill, Etched in Granite
The Monument, Carroll County Farm Cemetery, Ossipee NH, Mj Pettengill