Looking for the full DOD for Stewart. Per gravestone inscription he died in 1959. Need this to help locate an obituary and news article about a Great Northern Paper Co. that he died in. Any help is appreciated. Jan Cox
I was excited to read in Tuesday's Lewiston Sun Journal a story about Canton Mountain Cemetery in Oxford County—suspected to be the resting place of my ancestor Simon Coolidge.
Nelson Coolidge of East Dixfield (my father's fourth cousin) had seen the graveyard years ago while hunting with his father, and was able to…Continue
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My Grandmother Lillian Olga Brown was placed in BMHI I think in the 1940's and got out sometime in the 80's she died shortly after. And my grandfather died in 1942 so my dad Percy a Brown Jr grew up with an uncle. My Dad never would talk about these things . I am trying to find out why she was placed there I've heard rumors that she stabbed my grandfather. I live in Va but have Maine roots back to the 1600 with the Day line if not the Brown line
Enos Brown 3rd Grandfather…Continue
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“Irregular warfare” is Richard Frothingham’s description of what took place during the Siege of Boston in the spring,…Continue
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This blog is about the Getchells History going back to 1600's. The lines will go like this- Samuel Getchell-
Joseph Getchell of Wells- Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick along with any new updates and comments made for this blog. If you wish to email me. Please do at Pugz50@aol.com. Hope you enjoy the blog.
In Memory of Sylvia Fitts Getchell B. July 3, 1925-Nov. 17 2012 Wife of Leonard Getchell. It was my honor to have known you and speak with you about the…Continue
My two 4 x great grandfathers from Plympton, Massachusetts were members of Theophilus Cotton’s Minute Regiment. Freeman Ellis and Isaac Fuller “marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to [drum roll please] Marshfield; service 12 days…”
They didn’t march toward Lexington or Concord, or to Boston, but to Marshfield, a distance of 14 miles from Plympton (according to Google Maps). The history books have told us that all the action was in Boston, where the British regulars…Continue
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I am desiring to find a library copy of the following: Bryant Family Genealogy, by Albert Scott Bryant (1868-1955). any leads are appreciated. Thanks.
I have two great-great-great-great grandfathers who were members of the Massachusetts Colonial Militia in Plympton, Massachusetts. They are Freeman Ellis (1745 – 1802) and Isaac Fuller (1751 – 1833). Both of them settled their families in Oxford County, Maine in the 1790s. Freeman Ellis died in Hartford, Maine in…Continue
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Here's a great collection of cemetery plans drawn up by WPA workers in the 1930s.
During the Great Depression, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) put millions of Americans to work on public works projects that ranged from building trails in National Parks to creating over 500 surveys of Maine cemeteries. These cemetery plans, transferred from the Office of the Adjutant General and now part of…
Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
An article in today's New York Times shines a light on a project to preserve and digitize New England Congregational Church records. So far the Congregational Library & Archives' online collection includes records from one Maine church:…Continue
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Anyone have any leads?
Excited to be a new member. Searching for
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A big step forward has been taken in the search for the origins of Eleazer Boyd Dickey with the publication of "David Dickey of New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, and Maine" in the July 2012 edition of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (vol. 166, pp. 205 - 218) by Ellen J. O'Flaherty.
She claims that Eleazer was the oldest son of David Dickey and Mary Boyd, who left Londonderry, New Hampshire with brothers Adam and Robert Dickey and became original grantees of the township…Continue
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She was born Sept. 25, 1897 in Mt. Desert Island Maine. I have been unable to find any other information on her. Her parents were Slyvester Brown 1868-1944, and Mary Freeman 1864-1939. Does anyone have any information on her,
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The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that a fragment of a headstone was found in the Androscoggin River behind Great Falls Plaza in Auburn on Monday.
The polished granite fragment of a headstone appeared to have been in the river some time because the broken edges had all been worn smooth. What little writing was discernible was "Herrick" and a…
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Looking for info. on Rose's family;
Daughter Jennie Lockhard in 1920 census but Jennie Elcit in 1930 census and Jennie Elsie in 1940 census.
No husband listed in 1920 census but 1930 and 1940 list Andrew as husband. No children listed in 1920, but in 1930 there is a son named Andrew jr., age 3 yr. In 1940 son is listed as Eugene age 7.
Daughter Gertrude Walker in 1920us is 14 yr. She is not listed in 1930 or1940 census as living with this family. The 1940 census has her…Continue
Lulu's marriage certificate (Aug 31 1901) states that her Mom is alive and her Dad as deceased. I have found Lulu's certificate, where did you find Myra's?
Looking for information on the Drew family that immigrated to the Portland Maine area before 1900. My grandmother was part of this group of 2 brothers and 4 sisters (plus her) that came from PEI. I have found census records from 1900 and work records, for the older girls, from 1899. One brother (Harry D Drew) and 3 sisters (Lulu Mooney (Drew), Myra Crandon (Drew) and Bertha Allen (Drew)) are accounted for via census, marriage and death records. The other two brothers (John and Charles)…Continue
Male adoptee born on November 17, 1965 searching for his biological Father. Not much information is available via the adoption records. The biological Father was 32 years old, a Truck Driver, and may have resided in the Bangor, Maine area. The adoptee's biological Mother was 19, Strawberry Blonde, and was originally from Sorrento, Maine. She gave birth in Yonkers, NY.
If anyone remembers the biological Father, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From The History of Milo, Vol. II, by Lloyd Treworgy, page 372:
“In 1827, nevertheless, only a step in time beyond the pioneers’ life-and-death struggle for subsistence in a hostile environment – and only four years after its organization as a town- Milo’s voters authorized the expenditure of $300, a large sum to them then, ‘To support the preaching of the gospel.’
“That same year, twelve of the old settlers united in organizing the…
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