Granite Cemetery
North Orland, Maine

Photography by Bob Moody

Granite Cemetery is in North Orland, Maine. This Dodge Hill Road sign, sadly, does not exist anymore. There is, or was, at the top of Dodge Hill Rd, the remains of two or three cellars that are purportedly the remains of Dodge residences that were built subsequent to the Revolutionary war. Bob says that getting there in the winter and even the spring was tough going, at least when he was a child. The property was supposedly given to his ancestor as a result of his revolutionary war service.
The middle photo is the sign for Granite Cemetery, and on the right is an overview of this cemetery. This is part of the family of William Dodge and Anna Lawrence and they are descendants of Richard Dodge who arrived in Massachusetts in 1638 on the ship, The Talbot. Their children were: Reuben, Elias H., William J., Samuel, Anna and Charles G. William's brother, Abraham and his wife Louisa Baker were the parents of Benjamin, Cornelia and Harriet.
Elias H. Dodge had brothers, Samuel, William J., Benjamin, Charles, and sisters, Cornelia and Harriet.
The wife of Elias was Susan Winkumpaugh, a Native American. Elias and Susan's children were, in order of birth, Everett, Alonzo M., Edwin L., Caroline Louisa, Fred and Jessie L.
Alonzo, enlisted 11 Oct 1862 in Orland, Maine, Co. H, 26th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Civil War. He died 17 Dec 1862 in Quarantine Hospital, Mississippi River. at the tender age of 17 yrs, 11 Mos 2 days. His brother, Everett died at home of war related injuries four months after his release from the war. He was 23 years old. He and Alonzo share a stone, and beneath their names is written:
Sleep noble warriors sleep
the tomb is now your bed
cold on its bosom you rest
in silence with the dead
"What is life?"
Samuel and William were brothers of Elias H. Dodge. Jessie L Smith , b. July 11 1871 and d. Aug 11 1936 was the daughter of Elias and Susan Dodge and at the time of her death, the wife of William H Smith.
Hattie was the wife of Edwin L. Dodge, son of Elias H. Dodge and his wife, Susan. Her Indian name was Winkumpaugh.
W. P. Dodge was William Palmer Dodge and Cora B. Moore was his wife. William was the son of Charles G. Dodge who was one of the brothers of Elias H. Dodge. Charles wife was Charlotte Maria Burrell.