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Capt. William HEATH, Sr.

Male 1764 - 1840  (76 years)


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  • Name Capt. William HEATH, Sr.  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 01 Sep 1764  Hampstead, Rockingham Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 1779 
    • At the age of 14, he enlisted in Daniel Livermore's company.
    Milit-End 06 Jun 1783  [4
    • His "Discharge by his Excellency, George Washington, General and Commander in Chief of the forces of the North Carolina Battalion" states Ensign and Captain: William Heath. The above William Heath has been honored with a Badge of Merit for four years faithful service. His apointment as Ensigh of a company in the first Regiment of the Second Brigade and in the Eighth Division of Militia in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His appointment as Captain of a Company in the Second Regiment of the Second Brigade and Tenth Division of the Militia of the Commonwealt of Massachusetts.
    Residence 1789  Seal Cove, Mt. Desert Island, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 06 Sep 1840  Seal Cove, Mt. Desert Island, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "A worthy soldier of the American Revolution."
    Buried Aft 06 Sep 1840  Heath Cemetery, Seal Cove, Mt. Desert Island, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Located in the woods, west of Route 102 and north of south end of Cape Road. This cemetery is on land that was part of a 100 acre parcel owned by William Heath in 1808.
    Person ID I1463  Cartwright
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2005 

    Family Hannah ALLEN,   b. 1768, Beverly, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1854, Seal Cove, Mt. Desert Island, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 May 1785  [6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth HEATH,   b. 11 Jan 1789, Sedgwick, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Belfast, Waldo Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah HEATH,   b. 16 Jul 1791, Mt. Desert (Island), Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William HEATH, Jr.,   b. 04 Dec 1793, Seal Cove, Mt. Desert Island, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1864, Tremont, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Rachel HEATH,   b. 05 Apr 1796, Mt. Desert (Island), Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hosea HEATH,   b. 05 Sep 1798, Mt. Desert (Island), Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elmira HEATH,   b. 06 Sep 1801, Mt. Desert (Island), Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1845 and 1850, Tremont, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     7. Louisa HEATH,   b. 08 Jul 1804, Mt. Desert (Island), Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1819  (Age 15 years)
    Family ID F319  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Heath: Heath Family Cemetery
    William Heath, Sr. 1764-1840
    Heath, William Sr. 1764-1840

    In memory of
    WILLIAM HEATH, ESQ.
    A worthy soldier of the
    American Revolution,
    who died Sept. 6, A.D. 1840
    Leaving a widow and six
    children to mourn the loss
    of a beloved husband
    and kind parent.

    For we know if our earthly house
    of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have
    a building of God, an house not made
    with hands, eternal in the heavens.

    How sleep the brave, who sink to rest
    By all their country's wishes blest!

    Citation: Heath Family Cemetery: Photograph by Patti Leland, Nov 2005, research volunteer with the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness program for Maine's Mt. Desert Island area. Used with permission. Cemetery images on file, Patti Leland, Hancock County, ME.
    Heath: Heath Family Cemetery
    Heath, William Sr. Epitaph (partial)
    William Heath, Sr. - Partial epitataph

    Citation: Heath Family Cemetery: Photograph by Patti Leland, Nov 2005, research volunteer with the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness program for Maine's Mt. Desert Island area. Used with permission. Cemetery images on file, Patti Leland, Hancock County, ME.
    Heath Family Cemetery
    Heath Family Cemetery
    The two tall headstones to the right in the photo are for the graves of Capt. William Heath, Sr. and his wife Hannah (Allen) Heath. In spite of the fact that this cemetery is almost lost in the deep woods of Mt. Desert Island, Veteran Day flags are still placed on the grave of Capt. Heath, a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

    Citation: Heath Family Cemetery: Photograph by Patti Leland, Nov 2005, research volunteer with the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness program for Maine's Mt. Desert Island area. Used with permission. Cemetery images on file, Patti Leland, Hancock County, ME.

    Histories
    Obituary: Heath, William Sr.
    Obituary William Heath, Esq. 1764-1840
    b. 1764, d. 1840

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Letter: Richardson/Heath Records, Ann Payne, (14 Nov 2005, Original Date, 2005).

    2. [S95] Robt Means & Descendants, Compiler: Sinnett, Charles, (Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA, 2005).

    3. [S82] DAR Application, (19 Nov 1990), Revolutionary Ancestor: William Heath, Sr..
      Original records spells Hampstead as Hemstead.

    4. [S82] DAR Application, (19 Nov 1990), Revolutionary Ancestor: William Heath, Sr..

    5. [S81] D.A.R. Lineage Books, Compiler: DAR National Society, (DAR National Society, Washington, DC, 1966), Heath Cemetery, Tremont; pg 531.

    6. [S82] DAR Application, (19 Nov 1990), Revolutionary Ancestor: William Heath, Sr..
      Cemetery data identifies marriage in 1786.



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