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Revolutionary War Site Jonesboro

  • US Route 1 Jonesboro, ME 04648

JONESBORO, (60 alt.; Jonesboro Town, 609 pop.), a small Chandler River farming community, had a Revolutionary War heroine in the person of Hannah Weston, a descendant of Hannah Dustin, who became famous in the Indian massacre at Haverhill, Mass., in 1697. With a younger sister, Hannah Weston carried 50 pounds of lead and powder, collected from neighbors, through the woods from Jonesboro to Machias for use during the Margaretta episode (see above) in June 1775. The GRAVE OF HANNAH WESTON is near the highway on the Charles Fish farm at the northern end of the village.