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Adoniram Judson “A. J.” TRASK

Male 1833 - 1897  (64 years)


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  • Name Adoniram Judson “A. J.” TRASK 
    Born 1833  Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1897  Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Trask Maddox Cemetery, Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Maine Death Record:
      A. J. Trask
      Place of Death: Nobleboro
      Date of Death: 1 August 1897
      Age, Years, 64; Months, 2; Days, 7
      Place of Birth: Jefferson
      Married
      Occupation: Farmer
      Place of Burial: Nobleboro
      Name of Father: Enos Trask
      Maiden Name of Mother: Sally Haggett
      Birthplace of Father: Jefferson
      Birthplace of Mother: Edgecomb
      Occupation of Father: Minister of Gospel

      Find a Grave Record:
      Pvt. Adoniram J. Trask
      Birth: 1833
      Death: 1897
      Private, Company I, 21st Maine Infantry, GAR
      Burial: Maddox Cemetery, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
      with cemetery details listed as:
      Maddox Cemetery
      Lower Cross Road
      Lincoln County
      Maine, USA

      From an article available online in “The Lincoln County News” published 31 Dec 2008:
      “Nobleboro Cemeteries: Trask/Maddox Cemetery
      Compiled by Laurie McBurnie
      The Trask/Maddox Cemetery, GR-49 (gravestone record), is located along Lower Cross Road in Nobleboro, across the road from and about midway between the old homes of Rev. Enos Trask and Caleb Maddox.

      Nearby were also the homes of Richard Tobin and Deacon Byron Fossett, both men also being buried in this cemetery. The cemetery, encompassed by a stonewall, is well cared for and is the final resting spot for five veterans.

      The focus of the Trask/Maddox Cemetery is the large, red stone monument of the Trask family.

      Here is buried Rev. Enos S. Trask (1795-1880, 84 years old) who was the second great minister of the Nobleboro Baptist Church. His inscription reads, "A faithful minister of our Lord Jesus Christ from 1826-1880."

      His wife Sally Haggett Trask (1800-1884, 84 years old.), whom he first met while she was churning butter in front of her home in Edgecomb, is also buried here. The Rev. Trask was a veteran of the War of 1812 and helped build the old "Trask Meeting House" in Jefferson, where he lived for a portion of his life.

      Another façade of the monument commemorates one of Enos' and Sally's sons, Adoniram Judson Trask (1833-1897, 64 years old), and his wife Eliza J. Turner Trask (1834-1919, 85 years old).

      The couple was married on May 27, 1853. Adoniram served as a member of Company I, 21st Regiment, Maine Volunteers during the Civil War.

      According to the 1870 U.S. census, he was working as a grocer in Nobleboro. In 1871 when the Knox Lincoln Railroad was completed, Adoniram became the first station master at Damariscotta Mills.

      Nearby is another gravestone marked with a veteran's flag, that of another son, George D. Boardman Trask (1837-1865, 28 years old).

      He also served during the Civil War, in the Second Maine Battery, Light Artillery and succumbed to 'war diseases' on Jan. 16, 1865 in Virginia. He left behind his widow, Mary E. (Hall) and four children between the ages of two and 10.

      At one end of the cemetery are the stones of the Maddox family members. Included here are Caleb Maddox (1809-1895, 86 years old), his wife, Priscilla H. Perkins Maddox (1814-1887, 73 years old), their daughter, Persis L. (1846-1909, 63 years old), and her husband, Deacon Byron Fossett (1846-1911, 65 years old).

      Caleb's occupation was listed as a rigger in the 1850 U.S. census, and he also farmed. "Old Bristol and Nobleboro, Maine Vital Records" recounts the celebration of his 82nd birthday which must have been quite something, since numerous children and grandchildren were present.

      Fossett served as a 1st Sergeant in Company I, 32nd Regiment, Maine Volunteers during the Civil War. Caleb's parents, Caleb Sr. (1777-1834, 57 years old) and Mary Keene Maddox (1778-1866, 88 years old) are also buried in the corner of the cemetery with unmarked natural fieldstones.

      The headstone for Richard (1795-1853, 58 years old) and wife Christiana Mills (1790-1870, 80 years old) Tobin rests against the stonewall in need of repair. The 1850 census lists Richard as a farmer and indicates that he was born in Ireland.

      A later headstone, also marked with a veteran's flag, is that of Charles E. Howe (1893-1979, 86 years old), who served as a Pvt. 1st Class during WWI. He was stationed overseas in the Toul Sector, Battery D, 303 F.A.

      There are also numerous markers denoting the burial spots of other members of these families, some engraved with name and date, others not.
    Person ID I16707  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 

    Father Enos TRASK,   b. 1798, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Bristol, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Sally HAGGETT,   b. 1800, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F2907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza J. TURNER,   b. 20 Jan 1834, Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1919, Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 May 1853 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1833 - Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1897 - Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trask Maddox Cemetery, Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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