Hidden in the woods on both sides of Brown's Ridge Rd on the town line of Ossipee & Wolfeboro, NH lay two Smith Family Cemeteries. The listings below are from a book titled Ossipee Cemeteries which is located at the Ossipee Public Library, NH. I've photographed the Smith Hill Cemetery graves and have posted all the pics for that cemetery on findagrave.com. The link & directions are below.
The elusive William Smith Cemetery is yet again on my list of things to find this summer! Naturally, the cemetery I really want to find is the one I can't find out there in the woods. It is somewhere on the right side of Brown's Ridge Rd if you are coming from Wakefield. The Ossipee Tax Maps & coordinates I have found online show it miles away from the other cemetery, but I couldn't find it & neither could someone else who lives up there & looked for me. It has to be much closer to the other cemetery as the family lot originally owned by Samuel Smith was Lot 8 according to Survey Maps of Ossipee from 1772-1799 & 1800. Later maps show several Smith homes just past the railroad tracks on the right. Samuel Smith & Abigail Burleigh's marriage is recorded in Newmarket, NH and they moved to Ossipee about 1800. They likely a had a daughter or two, and 4 sons - Benjamin, William, Ebenezer & Ezra, the latter two are buried elsewhere. I descend from Ebenezer Smith who married Lydia Roberts of Ossipee. If you know where this cemetery is, or are related in any way, please write to me for further sourcing & information.
Smith Hill Cemetery, Wolfboro, NH: Pictures of the stones are posted on Findagrave.com.
Smith Hill Cemetery – South side of the road (pg 129)
Monument – Smith
William A. Smith, Aug 2, 1818 – April 8, 1893
Sophia S., his wife, Mar 31, 1823 – April 28, 1887
Albert Smith, Oct 25, 1857 – Feb. 14 1936
Sarah E. Smith, July 5 1854 – Feb 18, 1933
Monument – Smith
Benjamin Smith, July 5 1792 – Oct 16 1859[son of Samuel & Abigail]
Betsy, his wife, Nov 21, 1796 – Oct 30, 1859
Benjamin B. smith, Oct 1, 1821 – Sept 2, 1859
Benjamin B., son of William A. & Sophia S. Smith, died Aug 9, 1866 ae 9 yrs 4 mos 2 ds
Betsy Ella, daughter of William A. & Sophia S. Smith, died June 23, 1866, ae 4yrs, 4mos, 11ds
In vain the father’s eye will seek
For Ella in her vacant chair
In vain too are the sighs that break
The mother’s heart, she is not there.
Betsy E., daughter of Benjamin B. & Elizabeth M. Smith, Sept 8 1851 – Sept 19, 1859
Ella B., daughetr of W.A. & S.S. Smith, Feb 12, 1862 – June 23, 1866
[Smith Hill Cemetery continued pg 130]
Benjamin B., son of W.A. & S.S. smith, Mar 7, 1859 – Aug 9, 1866
George Y., son of W.A. & S. S. Smith, May 28, 1851 – Mar 3, 1873
Wm. B. Young, died Jan 25, 1862 Ae. 25yrs.
Zachariah Young, died Jan 31, 1851 Ae. 85yrs 11mos 22 ds
Nancy, daughter of Zachariah & Nancy Young, died May 23, 1842 Ae. 38yrs
Unmarked grave – Nancy, wife of Zachariah?
This cemetery is on private property, so I have opted not to give the location.
William Smith Cemetery, Ossipee, NH-North side of road going over Smith Hill (pg 146)
Samuel Smith, died Nov 17, 1844 Ae. 83yrs.
Abigail Smith, wife of Samuel Smith, died June 13, 1831 Ae. 69yrs.
William B. Smith, died Feb 5, 1864 Ae. 69yrs. 4mos. 19ds [son of Samuel & Abigail]
Polly, wife of William Smith, died Mar. (stone broken here) 1881 Ae. 81yrs. 6mos. 10ds.
[continued on next page 147]
Albert, son of William B. & Polly Smith, died June 24, 1831, Ae. 5yrs, 9mos
Lydia K., wife of Daniel A. Hyde, died July 13, 1865 (Stone broken)
Bradley W.., son of William B. & Polly Smith, died Jan 10, 1883 Ae. 42yrs. 3mos, 27ds.
Mary A. daughter of W.B. & Polly Smith, Sept 8 1832 – May 31, 1896
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy