My Great Great Great Grandfather Robert Means Jr.

 

Recorded in the 1913 Means Family Notebook. I discovered that he was the son of Robert Means Sr.

Robert Means Jr….born in Saco. Married Blue Hill Dec 1, 1809 to Charlotte Kimball Witham daughter of Andrew Witham [from] Bradford Mass Sept 7, 1790. She died Hampden Me Apl 29 1870. He was a sea captain and died Blue Hill Nov 2, 1842 both buried in Sea Side Cemetery at Blue Hill and two large stones mark their graves. 

Capt Robert Means built the first three masted schooner with a few others….He was a Master Mason of St John’s Lodge #1 Wilmington N. C.

The 1913 Means notebook contains a drawing of Capt Robert Means gravestone and records that the stone stands 4 foot 6 inches high, white marble. His gravestone is side by side with his wife’s gravestone, also drawn in the notebook.

“Dear is the spot where mother sleeps and sweet strains which angels pour O! Why should we in anguish weep…she is not lost but gone before God…they live on earth in thought and deed as truly as in heaven.”

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