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Almira Curtis

I am trying to find the parents of Almira Curtis Smart, wife of Reuben Staples Smart. According to family history, she was born in Waldo County, the daughter of Capt Jacob Curtis of Hampden. According to her death certificate, her parents were John and Sally. She died in 1879 and is buried in Swanville.

Added by Linda A Bush on January 11, 2017 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Rev. John Clark of Prospect

Looking for parents of Rev. John Clark. He was likely born in Newcastle, Maine abt 1793 and died in Prospect, Waldo Maine 8 Aug 1871. He was a Baptist circuit Preacher. He is buried in what is known a Clark Cemetery in Prospect. He married Elizabeth (Betsey) Walter 1817 in Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine. He had a brother, Robert Clark. Both brothers served in War of 1812. John and Betsey's daughter Nancy Jane Clark was born 1826 and married Calvin Whitney 1847 in Rockport, Knox Co., Maine. This…

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Added by David A Gilliard on January 5, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Mitchell - Livermore, ME

My MITCHELL family lived in Carmel, ME.

Grandfather - Rossell (1889-1972)

Gr-grandfather - Phineas (1866-1963)

Gr-gr-grandfather was William (1817-1898)…

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Added by C Ferrante on January 5, 2017 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Getchells of New England

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.  Also Please Join Me on Facebook with The Getchells Genealogy Group  is where you will find us, hope to see you there also. 

In Memory of Sylvia Fitts Getchell…

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Added by T. Getchell on December 27, 2016 at 8:13pm — 13 Comments

1928 Map of Upton Maine

Added by Carolyn Marshall Craven on December 14, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

1880 Map of Upton Miane

Added by Carolyn Marshall Craven on December 14, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Yeatons of Maine -Mass.-N.H.

The Yeatons are from the Shoal of Maine.   Most of this work that I am writing from was not done by me it was done by Martin Hollick who has done a lot of work on the Yeatons line.  I will be searching for Cemetery info and where there buried.  

Richard Yeaton b. abt. 1658  D. 1732 Married Hannah Davis

Children:

John b.…

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Added by T. Getchell on December 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick. b. Sept. 19 1690-D. 10 May 1771

Buried Gatchell Cemetery Brunswick Maine.

He married Elizabeth Whitaker.

Children:

John Gatchell (name also spelled Getchell) b. 25 Apr. 1719

Samuel Getchell b. 25 Apr. 1720…

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Added by T. Getchell on December 3, 2016 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

Lowells

If you are a Lowell or a Lowell cousin, you may be interested in some photos that have turned up. Names mentioned include Lowell, Newell, Cumming and others. The families involved lived around Auburn and Lewiston. I have written a blogpost about it.

http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-small-bonuses-of-family-genealogy.html

The guy who found these would love to return…

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Added by Christine Fitzgerald on December 1, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments

Joseph Getchell of Wells, York Maine

Joseph Getchell of Wells Maine.  Married Eunice Hatch 19 Dec. 1716 in Wells. 

Children:

Peninah Getchell b. Sept. 1717

Joseph Getchell b. 20 June 1726 in Wells 

Hannah Getchell b. 1730 Wells 

Joshua Getchell b. 1734 Wells

Abel…

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Added by T. Getchell on October 22, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Maine Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865

The latest collection of Maine Civil War records at FamilySearch features indexed images of enlistment papers, acquired from the Maine State Archives. Not every enlistee is included, but many thousands are.

From the Library…

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Added by Chris Dunham on October 22, 2016 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Mckenneys of Maine

Daniel Mckenney married Mary Hall

Children:

1. John b. 1734

2. Catherine b. 1736

3. Mary b. 1736

4. David b. 6 Sept. 1739

John b. 1734 married Sarah Kenney Oct. 24 1765 Wiscassett Me.…

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Added by T. Getchell on October 10, 2016 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Verrill

I am a descendent of the Verrill's of Patch Mountain.  I am trying to piece together their geneology.  My grandmother was Ruby Verrill Rogers and she passed away in August 1934 when my mother and her twin were born.  One twin lived with the uncle and grandfather, George and Charles while the other (my Mom) went to live with an unrelated person (Celia Davis) in Lovell.

Would love any information on the Verrills.

Added by Wendy Williams on September 13, 2016 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

Bryant Family Of Appleton/Hope

We have hit the proverbial brick wall. I am hoping that maybe I can get some suggestions or if anyone has any documents or notes that may help.

What we know is William Bryant along with his father and we thing two brothers, settled in Appleton (though I believe it was…

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Added by Kristen Bryant on September 9, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

War of 1812 Pension Application Files

The campaign to digitize 180,000 War of 1812 pension files has reached its fundraising goal. About two-thirds of the total are already online and free to view at Fold3. I counted 359 pension application files for Maine soldiers, with many more still to come.

The first applications were based on disability or death of a soldier. Beginning in…

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Added by Chris Dunham on September 3, 2016 at 12:43am — No Comments

Genealogy Neophyte Can Use LOTS of Help

Hello everyone, I am new to this genealogy searching and seem to spend more time spinning my wheels than getting any traction.  I have made marginal progress in some areas and have hit a wall in others.

At this point I am trying to get more information on my father's (Howard Fletcher West) side of the family. I have learned that my Grandfather was Charles Howard West (12/1/1891 - 11/21/1970 I think) he was a baker in Augusta Maine.  He and my grandmother (Ethel May Fletcher of…

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Added by Barry Michael "Mike" West on August 31, 2016 at 4:57pm — 6 Comments

Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838

In 1835, the Maine Legislature passed a "Resolve in favor of certain Officers and Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and the widows of the deceased Officers and Soldiers," granting 200 acres of land to those who had served three years while residents of Massachusetts or the District of Maine. The land would be taken from the "Indian Purchase" in Penobscot County and from…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 26, 2016 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Finding Maine County Marriage Returns

In Maine we don't usually go to the county courthouse to find vital records. In this and other New England states, birth, death and marriage records have been kept by towns and cities since colonial days. Municipal clerks in Maine were sometimes expected to return copies of these records to the state, but only in 1892 did this become standard practice. There is, though, one important set of vital records that may be found at Maine courthouses.…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 20, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Hubbard History Blog by William Dahlmer Hubbard

Hubbard History Blog

The history of the Hubbard Family from St.Savoirs, Isle of Jersey, England to the present with special emphasis on its' beginnings in America in 1690.

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Added by William D. Hubbard on August 18, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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