The Armstrongs and Woodburys of Cape Elizabeth

I live in Florida, but was recently visiting New England to visit family.  I was lucky enough to spend a few hours in Portland and Cape Elizabeth, Maine (the long-time home of many of my Armstrong and Woodbury ancestors).

I had contacted Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in S. Portland, before my visit.  The caretaker was able to direct me to many of the graves of my ancestors.  Here are the ones I was able to capture.

John Armstrong (24 Feb 1787 - 27 May 1838) - Revolutionary War Veteran (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Betsey Woodbury Armstrong (16 Nov 1787 - 21 Apr 1876) - John's wife
John B. Armstrong (My 2nd great-grandfather), Jennie Campbell Armstrong and Clarence W. Armstrong
Robert E. Armstrong (My great-grandfather), Elizabeth M. Fuller Armstrong
Hugh Woodbury (My 5th great-grandfather) and his wife Jane Green Woodbury

I recently joined BillionGraves.  They have a goal of capturing gravestones for over a Billion graves all over the world.  This month they have a contest for those people who capture 1,000 or more gravestones using their iPhone app by August 31st get a BillionGraves T-shirt.  I am up for the challenge and think I can do it. 

Check out their website for more details.  I am a big believer in having all tombstones available online.

Also, for more information about Maine family genealogy, check out my blog at

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Comment by Wayne Brooking on August 19, 2011 at 7:48pm

Hi Chris,


Are your Woodburys related to the woodburys on Peaks Island?

Comment by Chris Harvey on August 21, 2011 at 11:05am

Hi Wayne,


Not sure.  My Woodbury family routes come to Maine from Beverly, Mass.  Do you trace them back to Mass?

Comment by Wayne Brooking on August 21, 2011 at 11:34am

Not sure yet, haven't got that far, I'll keep you posted


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