Tombstone Tuesday: Abigail G. Twycross


Abigail G.
Dau. of
Capt. Stephen &
Lydia Twycross
July 29, 1895
Aet. 90 ys. 5 ms.

Abigail Goodwin Twycross was born Feb. 22, 1805, as recorded in the Dresden, Maine, town records.  She is the daughter of Stephen Twycross and Lydia Johnson, who were first cousins.  Their mothers, Lydia Goodwin Twycross and Rebecca Goodwin Johnson, were both daughters of Major Samuel Goodwin.  She never married and passed away July 29, 1895, from inflammation  or “meningis” of the brain.  She is buried in the Court House Cemetery.

There is a transcription of the Dresden town records prepared by Georgianna Hewins Lilly which records Abigail’s death as being in 1832.  That gave me no end of trouble at one point until I realized I had this photo of Abigail’s headstone sitting in my files which led me to her death certificate, which can be accessed through the link below.

“Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 Jun 2013), Abbie Twycross, 1895.


One Response

  1. I followed your link from BillionGraves today. I read the short story about you and your 4 boys at the Salt Lake Cemetery. I was a little blown away because I too have a passion for family history and am trying to instill that love in my 4 young boys -ages 2-9. We spend summer days at the cemetery and my 8 year old loves when he finds military graves. He has such a respect for the graves and loves to fix any tipped over flowers and brushes the dead grass and leaves off the headstones. My 9 year old likes to look for infant graves and wonder about their families. He also loves to find the oldest headstone in the cemetery. Anyhow, I felt a connection to you and your story. I’m sure with your busy family you understand how your passion for family history comes in waves. There are busy times and times where it gets set aside. My passion has been set aside for a while and reading your story reminded me to ignite it again. I too have a family history blog, but I have not put enough information on it yet. Thanks for your inspiration to continue to update it and document our finds!

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