Sea Stories in Stone
Mariam (Allen) Johnson (1801-1877) - Old Burying Ground, Harpswell
June 10, 1811, Mariam(Miriam) Allen was born in Harpswell. Her father was a farmer, her uncles and cousins were sea captains.
Christmas eve 1832, She married Charles Johnson, also a farmer in Harpswell.
From 1833-1846 Mariam delivered five children. One son, Stephen, became a sea captain.
March 6, 1877, she died in Harpswell at age 67. Her white bronze monument is topped by a scallop shell, a symbol of going on a journey. Her stone is as unusual as her life was ordinary.
Sources: Harpswell Vital Records; US Census
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