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Dear Isle, Hancock county, Maine, USA Genealogy

For people researching Deer Isle Maine and the Islands on coastal of Maine.  I have a new facebook group.  Please come and join.  WE ARE RESEARCHING ALL THE SURNAMES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS AND EARLY INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF DEER ISLE, MAINE 

EATON, GREENLAW, BILLINGS, STAPLES, CAMPBELL, STINSON, 

CONARY. WARREN, GREENLAW, HARDY,  DUNHAM, SAUNDERS, 

PRESSEY, BRAY, COLBY, HOWARD. CARMAN, DOW, HOWARD, 

GREEN, SCOTT, TOOTHAKER, ROBBINS, YORK, FOSTER, JAVIS, SHEPARD,…

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Added by Barbara Foster on December 13, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

SEARCHING FOR BIOLOGICAL SISTER

SEARCHING FOR MY HUSBAND'S BIOLOGICAL SISTER.  WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER.  SHE WAS PROBABLY BORN BETWEEN 1962-1964 IN MAINE, AND THAT HER BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WAS VALERIE BRAGDON.  UNFORTUNATELY, NO OTHER DETAILS ARE KNOWN TO US.  WE WOULD LOVE TO CONNECT WITH HER.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER, OR IF MY HUSBAND'S SISTER IS READING THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL:  blackdress1966@yahoo.com

Added by Judy Welshans on December 2, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Cleveland Family in Athens, ME

I am looking for information on Elijah K. Cleveland and his 1st wife Julia G. Devol.  They were married in 1869 in Athens, ME and divorced in 1875.  They had 2 daughters, Cora and Myrita.  I am looking for vital records that show Cora's birth.  State Archives didn't have the records due to a fire in Athens that destroyed them.  I would appreciate any information on this family.  E=mail me at Judith.watt2@gmail.com

Added by Judith Watt on November 15, 2014 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Phillip S Currie generally known as Stewart

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

Added by Jan Cox on October 19, 2014 at 11:13am — 5 Comments

Burial Ground Rediscovered in Canton

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…

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Added by Chris Dunham on October 15, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

BMHI

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…

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Added by Jeffrey Scott Brown on October 7, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

IRREGULAR WARFARE

After Freeman Ellis and Isaac Fuller completed their 12 days of Minuteman duty at Marshfield, they went home to Plympton and enlisted in the regular army for irregular warfare.

 

“Irregular warfare” is Richard Frothingham’s description of what took place during the Siege of Boston in the spring,…

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Added by John P. Ellis on September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 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.

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…

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Added by T. Getchell on September 15, 2014 at 7:55pm — 9 Comments

THEY MARCHED

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…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Bryant Family Genealogy

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.

Added by Laura Letellier on August 13, 2014 at 11:56am — 7 Comments

THEY WERE MINUTEMEN

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…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

WPA Cemetery Plans

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…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sanford North Parish Congregational Church Records (1786-1823)

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:…

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Added by Chris Dunham on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for last names Dudley, Sabine, and Crowell

Anyone have any leads? 

Added by Ryan Ames on July 29, 2014 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Lowe/Allen

Excited to be a new member. Searching for 

  1. George Lowe Allen Birth abt 1802 in Waldoboro Maine Death after…
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Added by A Andreoulakis on July 18, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

ELEAZER DICKEY'S PARENTS FOUND

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…

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Added by John P. Ellis on July 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Leoneice Tracy Brown

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,

Added by Janice Huntley on July 10, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

Broken Headstone Fished Out of Androscoggin River in Auburn

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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Added by Chris Dunham on July 1, 2014 at 2:02am — No Comments

Family of Rose Walker Originally Wauquier in New Brunswick).

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…

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Added by Tom King on June 4, 2014 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Louise (Lulu) Drew

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?

Added by Karen Irwin-Jacobs on May 1, 2014 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

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