Colonial Era Grave Marker Found

By Carla Charter

In May 2018 we reported that a three-foot-tall brass marker was missing from the grave of Colonial Soldier John Fogg and his wife Hannah Fogg who were  buried in Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough, Maine. We are pleased to report that the marker was recently found.  The marker apparently was recently returned, found placed near a different person’s monument near a cemetery gate.  It has now been restored to the side of John Fogg’s memorial.   The trustees of Black Point Cemetery would like to express their appreciation for the return of this historic item

John Fogg served in the Colonial Wars in 1757 in Captain Daniel Fogg’s Company of Massachusetts Militia from Scarborough, Maine according to findagrave.com. “He was listed in an old militia roster from that time,” Hill said.  Hannah was the daughter of Lieutenant John Libby and Mary (Goodwin) Libby of Scarborough, Maine. John and Hannah had nine children. The shape of the cross markers, which were given by the General Society in Colonial Wars was based on a cross which was brought back by Colonial soldiers after they and the British attacked Fortress Louisburg in Nova Scotia in 1745.