Colonial Era Grave Marker Stolen

By Carla Charter

A three-foot-tall marker is missing from the grave of Colonial Soldier John Fogg and his wife Hannah Fogg who are buried in Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough, Maine. The missing marker is brass and weighs between 2 to 3 pounds and states that those veterans which serves from 1607 to 1775.

The marker went missing sometime during the week leading up to Memorial Day. He said he is not aware of any other markers that disappeared at this time

As for John Fogg he 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.

“It’s a sad situation. We just want it back,” he said. Anyone who has information on the location of the marker or who stole it can call the Scarborough Maine Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 207-730-4386