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Personal Website of Roland Rhoades
Genealogist of the National Association of Leavitt Families

Gorham Maine -  

last update 23 September 2020

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Photos taken during MOCA meeting May 18, 2013, and in September 2018.

I took LEAVITT photos, plus my other family names, FRENCH and the child Lillian SOULE in Spring Hill was the second wife of my g-grandfather Roland E Rhoades I.  Additional info from the records and VR compiled by the National Assn of Leavitt Families and the French Family Assn, records of both in my possession.

 The Leavitt photos in Village Cem and Spring Hill Cem have been transferred to the Leavitt site.

See also the Palmyra Historical Society webpage for complete cemetery transcriptions etc.

or a MAP of locations here.

VILLAGE CEMETERY, Warren Hill Road (Rt 151) almost on the corner of Rt 2. 

WARREN HILL CEMETERY, Warren Hill Road (Rt 151). From Village Cem continue as road turns left, then 2 mi, cem on left in woods..


This FRENCH Family descends from the Edward French of Salisbury MA branch.

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Doct. BENJAMIN FRENCH, Died Sept 9, 1839 AE 65.
MARY [RILEY] his wife, died Oct 8, 1853 AE 73.
"I am the resurrection and the life."
Cemetery also includes Rev War soldier Gould French Sept 17, 1741 - May 12, 1823; and some ch who d 1826, 1831, 1893 in Gould lot.

SPRING HILL CEMETERY, Spring Hill Road. From Village Cem continue and stay straight onto St Albans Rd , travel 1.8 mi to Spring Hill Rd on your right. Cross Millers Corner and Weirs Road. Cem will be on your right .9 mi from St Albans Rd. (formerly called Miller Cem by MOCA)
I have no lot #s or sections from the town, so am labeling the sections #1 at the entrance, then #2, 3 and 4.   

Section #3:  FRENCH FAMILY  
first 3 stones in one lot.

This FRENCH family descends from John French of Braintree MA.

Zeba, son of Lt Micah FRENCH & Molly GOODELL.

Zeba FRENCH, died April 10, 1874, AEt 81. "Farewell children and friends so dear, I have gone no more to greet you here." Betsy [BECK], wife of Zeba FRENCH, died Aug 19, 1872, AEt 72 ys 5ms. "Meet me in the better land."
James FRENCH, wife, 3 ch.
Sullivan FRENCH, son of Zeba & Betsey, died Nov 2, 1850, AEt 20ys 6ms.  "Young people all, as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you must be, Prepare yourselves to follow me."   Engraver's Signature: Thaxter & Lacy. James H FRENCH, died Sept 3, 1901, AE 63 yrs 7 mos. [Corinna d/c: age 63,7,15 b Palmyra to Zeba French b NH & Betsy Beck b Goshen NH]
Lucinda P [RING], his wife, died Feb 10, 1920, AE 78 yrs 7 mos. [Corinna d/c: b Palmyra 21 May 1851 to Almond B Ring & Mary Luttle? both b Palmyra]

Flipside of James French.


Father & Mother

  George Elmer FRENCH, son of James H & Lucinda P, died Jan 29, 1871, AEt 2ys 8ms 5ds. "Gone but not forgotten."
Resting, Charles H FRENCH, son of James H & Lucinda P, died Sept 23, 1889, AE 26 ys 5 mos. Harry S FRENCH, son of JH & LP, died Oct 11, 1891, AE 21 ys 8 ms 6 ds.
Section #4:   SOULE FAMILY  


whole family on one monument.

This family does descend from the Mayflower Soules.

SOULE FAMILY MONUMENT Rufus SOULE Born 1812 Died 1874. 
Melinda [PARKMAN] his wife Born 1819 Died 1873. 
Charles F their son Born 1835 Died 1839.


 Children of Orin L & Eliza J SOULE

Orin L SOULE  Born 1842  Mar 20, 1920  CIV WAR [d/c d Pittsfield b Palmyra 8 Mar 1842 to Rufus Soule & Malinda Parkman]. 
Eliza J [SPAULDING] his wife Born 1844  Nov 6, 1925.
Minnie J. Born 1865 Died 1882.
Lillian Mae Born 1872. [d-date unk; she md 1 Mr Crosby; m2 Roland E Rhoades 1902, div both; nfi.]
Addie C Born 1875. [md 1 Joseph Farwell 1897; md 2 George Appleby 1902]
Albinie (Albina) Born 1877. [md 1 Fred Marsh 1897; md 2 John Henderson 1923]