Another great collection was added today at FamilySearch: Piscataquis County Deed Books, 1838-1902.Images of deeds books (volumes 40-131) and indexes (10 volumes) 1838-1901 from the County Probate Court, Dover-Foxcroft.Volumes 1-39 have been microfilmed, but are not yet online. The available records date from 1861 to 1900.See More
"Beatrice V. Vannah was the daughter of Eugene Francis and Jennie Ida (Lambert) Vannah of Farmingdale. Here they are in the 1920 census. And here is her parents' marriage record.
Here is the marriage record of Luther Buckmore and Mary Belle…"
Chris are u connected to the Luney Family from Westfield, Maine and If so do you have any information on Lizzy Fox and her husband Frank Shorey married around 8 Nov 1919. Frank was born sometime in 1853 and came down from Canada. Lizzy is from canada to. They had sons Melvin and Erman and may have had other children. Any information you could give would be greatly appriciated.
Dear Chris, how did you find out this information so quickly? Do you have any more information about William Wood, where he was from etc., also if you knew, Lucius Henry Woods. On Lucius' death certificate he names Lemuel as his father. According to vital records, Lemuel had three sons and one daughter who died. I can not find the connection between Lemuel and Lucius. I did read that there was a Lucius Brainard where Lemuel was living but the dates of birth do not line us with Lucius' birth. I can't find a birth certificate for Lucius. Death cert. says he was born in Charlestown with Lemuel's other sons but Boston does not have anyone with that name and date of birth. 1869 January. He would be the same age as Percival Lemuel's son. I would love to think he adopted his young cousin but the DOB does not line up. thanks again for filling in some blanks, I was stuck!
Thanks so much for the newspaper article you posted for me. I am definitely interested! You've been a great help to me and I've been promoting this site on my blog (I just started in late February) and by word of mouth.
HI Cris,Thank you very much for the information. I have most of the information but now I am looking for any information on Jacobs Dalrymple's father and mother? Would you have any information on him? Thank you again! Curtis
The Hodsdon/Penney marriage certificate does not state the place of the ceremony, but the minister signs as George Boynton, North Yarmouth, so quite possibly the marriage took place there.
I became aware of the link between Sarah Grant and the Jim Ring place once you identified her by maiden name, and that helped me understand how the paper got to me. Sorry, Chris, but you've expressed just enough interest in this to entice me to tell the whole (abbreviated) story. I am a Ring descendant too, which I believe you already know.
Earlier this year, Ken Ring (son of Keith, grandson of James Ring) gave me a bag full of old letters and documents which, he said, his father had salvaged from the Portland home of our great aunt Iva Ring Packard after her death in 1969. I could pretty quickly sort the material into two piles -- one pertaining to the family of Iva's husband, Arthur Ward Packard of Somerset County, the other pertaining to the family of Iva's aunt Martha Spalding, who married Francis Milliken of Portland. (By the way, if you have anything in your files about these Millikens or Spaldings, I'm interested.)
Then there was this marriage certificate, which didn't seem to fit with either of the above mentioned piles. I knew there were Hodsdons around Greenwood, but couldn't see any link to Packards, Millikens or Spaldings. It didn't make sense that these documents would be commingled as they were. Your comments allowed me to make an educated guess as to what's going on here.
The Hodsdon/Penney marriage certificate was, I believe, never in Aunt Iva's Portland house. It was probably preserved by Sarah Penney's sister Harriet after Sarah's death. From Harriet Grant (Herrick) it went down to daughter Mabel Herrick (Farrington), then to daughter Ruth Farrington (Ring), and thus to Keith Ring who probably threw it into the same bag with the papers he rescued from Portland. Keith's son, Ken, didn't know there had been any mixing of sources here and so told me all the papers came from the Portland house.
So, Chris, thanks again for a satisfying conclusion to this episode. Now I just have to locate someone who might like to have the certificate. I'm determined that it shall not end up in the trash.
PS: Do you know of any historical societies in the Skowhegan area who might take the Arthur Ward Packard papers?
Chris -- You may jump into any conversation of mine whenever you like! You are, as always, a fountain of information. Thank you. In case you want to add to your database -- the marriage of Jesse D. Hodsdon and Sarah J. Penney is not merely plausible, it's a fact. I hold in my hand their original marriage certificate, in very good condition. It is dated 1 Feb 1872. Says both parties are "of Pownal". I've been trying to find out enough about them to offer the certificate to a living descendant. Now I realize that while Jesse and Sarah had no children, I can certainly find descendants of Jesse, still living in the Greenwood area. How this document came to me is a convoluted, fascinating genealogical story in itself. Just know that you have solved more than one mystery with the information you shared. Thanks.