Burial Grounds

In the fall and winter of 1990, Roland Junkins assumed the role of temporary "watcher and handyman surveyor" of the Junkins cemeteries in York. He devised a good system of naming each cemetery after the oldest grave inhabitant. For many years, Roland spent countless hours restoring and maintaining the cemeteries.1 He died in 2002, leaving a generous bequest that endowed the maintenance of eight family graveyards in York and provided funding to establish a room at the Old York Historical Society devoted to the Junkins family and other descendants of Scottish prisoners exiled to the area.

The number in parenthesis after the name of each cemetery corresponds to the number shown on the Family Burial Plots of York, ME map.

Editorial Note: Most of the material that follows on this page was taken from the article "Family Burial Plots of York, Maine" by Roland W. Junkins, April 1991 and published in JFA Newsletter no. 4, Summer 1991. Some comments and links to additional material were added for clarity and completeness.

Leonard Cemetery (#7)

In field on left side of Mill Lane, one mile east from Route 91

  • Leonard Putnam7 Junkins 1837-1925
  • Ann D. (Avery) Junkins 1838-1881
  • Edson H.8 Junkins 1860-1924
  • Carie F.8 Junkins 1866-1888
  • Flora L.8 Junkins 1873-1874
  • Urban F.8 Junkins 1876-1908
  • Berta A. 8(Junkins) Fillis 1878-1934
  • Frederick Fillis 1877-1941

Additional details about the Leonard Cemetery

Daniel Junkins Cemetery (#30)

At rear of the old Day place on Kingsbury Lane. A 35 minute walk from the farm house on right. Road too rough for vehicles.

  • Daniel5 Junkins 1773-1848
  • Hannah (Shaw) Junkins 177?-1849
  • David5 Junkins 1776-1855
  • Abigail5 (Junkins) Junkins 1777-1853
  • Several graves marked with fieldstones

Additional details about the Daniel Cemetery

Sylvester Cemetery (#30A)

In the woods to the rear of the old Knight cellar hole on Kingsbury Lane; 10 minute walk in from the road, overlooking Kingsbury Marsh (York pronounciation = "Kingsbury Mash).

  • Sylvester6 Junkins 1819-1846
  • Mary7 Junkins 1842-1847

Additional details about the Sylvester Cemetery

Joseph Cemetery or Mill Lane Cemetery (#33)

On Mill Lane .9 mile east of Route 91; turn right on dirt road, down hill, over bridge, up hill, first road on right, in 50'

This cemetery is referred to as the Mill Lane Cemetery in Davis', The Junkins Family[1].

  • Joseph5 Junkins 1767-1848
  • Lydia5 (Junkins) Junkins 1796-1856
  • Charlotte6 Junkins 1792-1856
  • Joseph6 Junkins, Jr. 1795-1840
  • John6 H. Junkins 1803-1833
  • Susan (McIntire) Junkins 1811-1892
  • Mary6 A. Junkins 1841-1855
  • Increase6 Junkins 1805-1823
  • Eliza (Kingsbury) Junkins 1801-1834
  • Olive7 Ann Junkins 1824-1832
  • Greenlief7 Junkins 1835-1837
  • Susan7 M. Junkins 1834-1844
  • Lydia7 M. (Junkins) Cooper 1847-1872
  • Abigail7 F. (Junkins) Eaton 1850-1876
  • John7 H. Junkins, Jr. 1834-1888
  • Three or four fieldstone markers

Additional details about the Joseph Cemetery

Elijah Cemetery (#44)

Across from the Nowell house on Cider Hill Rd. (Route 91), .6 mile southeast of Junkins Garrison, after Scotland Bridge Road, little dirt road on right, in 40' on left

  • Elijah6 Junkins 1789-1869
  • Hannah (Leach) Junkins 1795-1857
  • Sally R.7 Junkins 1821-1857
  • John R.7 Junkins 1823-1898
  • Almira7 (Junkins) Cate 1831-1869
  • Albert B.7 Junkins 1837-1920/21 (unmarked)
  • Mercy (Nowell) Junkins 1838-aft 1900 (unmarked)
  • Allie B.8 Junkins 1875-19122
  • Charles Wisdom7 Junkins3 1840-1918
  • Ann Eliza (McIntire) Junkins 1842-1936
  • Gertrude8 (Junkins) West 1872-1926
  • Clarence L.8 Junkins 1874-1915
  • Charles Edson8 Junkins 1878-
  • John Chester8 Junkins 1881-

Additional details about the Elijah Cemetery

Samuel Cemetery (#62)

At the edge of a large field near a small pond, to the right on Kingsbury Lane. Inquire at first house on right. (Listed on the town cemetery map as a Kingsbury cemetery.)

  • Samuel4 Junkins 1735-1791
  • Capt. Joseph5 Junkins 1773-1856 (unmarked)
  • Hepzibah (Preble) Junkins 1789-1855
  • George6 Junkins 1796-1823
  • Urania7 Junkins 1820-1838
  • Pauline Kingsbury 1833-1853
  • Several unmarked stones

Additional details about the Samuel Cemetery

Mary Cemetery or Junkins York Corner Cemetery (#146)

Behind extreme left end of wooden fence, behind Mobil gas station on Route 1, just north of traffic lights at York Corner

  • Mary (Curtis) Junkins 1803-1855
  • Elias7 Junkins 1835-1837

Additional details about the Mary Cemetery

Alexander Cemetery (#173)

Route 91 (Cider Hill Rd.) at the site of the Junkins Garrison

  • Alexander5 Junkins 1785-1844
  • Judith (Moulton) Junkins 1791-1817
  • Hannah (Langdon) Junkins 1794-1838
  • One infant, possibly two

Additional details about the Alexander Cemetery

Three Trees Burial Ground

This burial ground is about 1/10 of a mile south of the garrison site on Rt. 91, on property once owned by Robert Junkins and now (1995) owned by John Levy.

It is possible that this burial ground contains the grave of Robert1 Junkins and some of his family but there are no marked (inscribed) gravestones.

Additional details about the Three Trees Burial Ground

1. Davis, Harry Alexander. The Junkins Family, Descendants of Robert Junkins of York County, Maine. Washington, D.C., 1938
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