Can you help us find the grave of this Revolutionary War Veteran?
The MRHS is working with the Owl’s Head Cemetery Committee to identify the veteran’s graves in the town. We will be asking the community through this website and other means to help us out in our search from time to time.
We have not been able to locate the grave of Nathan Pillsbury (or Pilsbury) who served in the Revolutionary War. War records say he died May 23, 1826 in Thomaston, which at that time included what is now Rockland, South Thomaston and Owl’s Head, and that his wife Lucy was still alive. Nathan was born in the Kittery area in 1760. DAR records show him buried in Owl’s Head but not the specific cemetery. There is a Nathan S. Pillsbury buried at Ginn’s Point but that seems to be a child, most likely Nathan’s Grandson. There is a Nathan Pilsbury buried in Achorn in Rockland and that seems to be Nathan’s son.
Eaton’s History says he came to Owl’s Head in the early 1800’s and carried on his occupation as a blacksmith. There are also records that he live/died in Ash Point. If you have information that might help us in locating this grave, please contact Bonnie Post at 594-9263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.