Grave obsessions

Stanwood homestead
In 1844, Benjamin Stanwood purchased Lot 25 and the eastern half of Lot 24 in Township No. 2 Indian Purchase, now known as Woodville, Penobscot County, Maine. It is here he was enumerated on the 1850 census with his family. Where was his homestead?
The 1859 map of Penobscot County, Maine below shows B. Stanwood in a location consistent with modern-day Woodville Road.  In 2013 I sought to find the location, and not only found Benjamin Stanwood's homestead, but also found a distant cousin, also a descendant of Benjamin and his wife, Betsey (Wasgatt) Stanwood.  This cousin lives on the land originally owned by Benjamin.  Above is an image of the home which is believed to be the same one Benjamin and Betsey (Wasgatt) Stanwood lived in, and which was eventually purchased by Phineas Libby.  Shown above are descendants of Phineas in front of the home.



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