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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 — 3 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

Drew Family from PEI to Portland - c.1898

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)…

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Added by Karen Irwin-Jacobs on April 30, 2014 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

LOOKING FOR MY FATHER

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: blackdress1966@yahoo.com

We are…

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Added by Judy W on April 19, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

First members of the Milo Free Will Baptist Society, 1827

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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Added by Lauren Mahieu on April 6, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

George Levi Cramp (1942-2013)

I have not seen the actual Obituary notice but I am aware that George Levi Cramp (Jr) born in Woolwich or Wiscasset, Maine died in Lakeland, Florida on Nov 26, 2013.  George was my Uncle by my birth family.  I was put up for adoption after I was born and had found George as part of my genealogy research.  Unfortunatly the family was estranged and I was not able to get a lot of information but George was very nice and shared what he knew.  Thank you George and RIP.  

Added by Robert Kevin Reid on February 6, 2014 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Mitchell's of Harrington

Pls share any info, stories, photos etc. about the Mitchells of Harrington. John b 1760; John b 1800; William b 1826; Reuben b 1850; Walter b 1877. I can be reached at mitchell1832@att.net

Added by Bob Mitchell on February 4, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Abbie M Hodgkins in household of Elisha Hodgkins, United States Census, 1900

Name: Abbie M Hodgkins…
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Added by Charlene Morang Hoyt on January 22, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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