by Roland Rhoades, Member Cambridge Historical Society
As you can see from the signpost, we are not talking about Massachusetts here; we are talking about "the way life should be".
Some of my ancestors settled in Cambridge in the 1840s, Joseph Leavitt born 1782 (and 3rd wife Mary Ann Walls born 1808 and her mother Sally Carter Walls Wilkins born 1782), and Calvin Morgridge born 1816 (and wife Elonia Paine Mason and her siblings and mother Mercy Paine Fish Mason Dunham). Their mothers had remarried in Cambridge.
I am turning this page into a complete "Everything about Cambridge" page. Send me your stuff, and/or links to other existing pages. Thanks.
CAMBRIDGE FLAT SCHOOL 1915-1916 school brochure, Carrie Holt teacher and a blog about who was there.
MORTALITY CENSUSES for Cambridge 1850-1880.
CAMBRIDGE 1890 Veterans Census - from Ann Foss with edits by me
CAMBRIDGE Veterans List that the town uses for annual flag placement
CAMBRIDGE & RIPLEY Vital Records - I have a copy of the Cambridge & Ripley town records with family registers and births, deaths, marriages dating from 1765 to 1902. I have incorporated some of that info into my cemetery transcriptions. I offer FREE lookups. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to help transcribe the microfilm to create a vital records book for Cambridge-Ripley. Maine Genealogical Society will be publishing and donating a copy of the book to the town. Email me.
I will search my records for whatever you are looking for. Depends on my schedule; may be same day or may be a couple weeks. Here are the Somerset County records that I have:
CDs: Somerset County MOCA cemetery transcriptions (as of about 1972 that are published); Somerset County Marriage Returns 1834-1890; VR of Ripley 1783-1892; Cambridge VR 1700s-1902. Piscataquis County MOCA cemetery transcriptions (as of about 1972 that are published).
Books: Cambridge Maine Sesquicentennial 1834-1984; VR of Norridgewock; VR of Canaan; History of Norridgewock & Canaan; VR of Cornville; VR of Mercer; VR of Smithfield; VR of St Albans; Images of America - Ripley, Cambridge, Harmony, and area. See my homepage for a list of my complete library.
Cambridge only has two cemeteries, unlike many towns which had one in nearly every back yard. See below for printouts of who is buried in these two cemeteries and many photos of the stones.
Cambridge Cemetery #1 - Cambridge Memorial Garden: updated 6/2013. I have photos of most stones to be uploaded asap. I retyped the entire thing. Instead of having it alphabetical like the old original I got, I recorded them by row stone by stone so you can see who your ancestor's "neighbors" are and where empty spaces are, to help provide new clues for you. Photos coming back very soon.
Cambridge Cemetery #2 - Mt Pleasant Cemetery updated 10/2009 - being re-sorted by Lot # asap