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Jonesboro in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hannah Weston Memorial

 
 
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 11, 2021
1. Hannah Weston Memorial
Inscription.  
Hannah Watts was born in 1758 at about the same time that the Indian War was raging in New England. Around 1760 Captain Samuel Watts, Hannah's father, moved his family from Haverill, Massachusetts to Falmouth, Maine. The family resided there for a few years, and in 1769, in company with a large number of families, they moved and settled on Chandler's River in Jonesboro. Josiah Weston settled in Jonesboro on July 22, 1772 along with his two sisters, Elizabeth and Rebecca. At Chandler"s River Mr. Weston became acquainted with the Watts family. In October 1774 Josiah Weston married Hannah, the second child of Captain Watts; she was sixteen at the time. Shortly after, on a gloomy morning in the month of June 1775, the people of Jonesboro received a message from their neighbors in Machias. A British man-of-war was arriving the next day to capture the town. This was the beginning of the saga that led Hannah and her sister-in-law Rebecca to bravely and courageously trek through the woods to Machias carrying ammunition to aid in this battle. Hannah and Josiah had thirteen children; eleven lived to marry and all but two raised large families. Josiah
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lived to be 77 years of age and Hannah was 97 at the time of her death.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1775.
 
Location. 44° 39.697′ N, 67° 34.363′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrington Road (U.S. 1) and Station Road, on the right when traveling east on Harrington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro ME 04648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jonesboro War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding (a few steps from this marker); Lumber Mill (a few steps from this marker); Granite Quarry (a few steps from this marker); Jonesboro Union Church (a few steps from this marker); Grange (a few steps from this marker); Hassey’s Riverside Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Hannah Weston Memorial Inset image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Hannah Weston Memorial Inset
This Stone was erected June 12, 1902 under the direction of the Hannah Weston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Machias in memory of Hannah Watts Weston, wife of Josiah Weston, Born in Haverhill, Mass. (1758) Died in Jonesboro, December 12, 1855. She was a woman of great courage and bravery. She manifested it during the battle at Machias in 1776, by collecting ammunition and carrying it though the wilderness to aid the citizens in defense of the town.
Hannah Weston Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 11, 2021
3. Hannah Weston Memorial
Jonesboro Historic Sites image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
4. Jonesboro Historic Sites
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel
5. Jonesboro Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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