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Pauper Records in the 1800s

I am transcribing the VRs of Mount Vernon, Maine, and have recently discovered many pauper records from the 1840-1870 era. This has led to much curiosity about how paupers were treated during this period. It looks like people bid at the town meeting to keep paupers in their homes. However, the curious part is that it looks like they were bidding to take care of their own parents or other relatives. Another curious aspect is that sometimes they were paid in shillings - why would this happen…

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Added by Sally Furber Nelson on July 25, 2015 at 1:33pm — 4 Comments

Breakthrough!

I found my birth mothers first marriage certificate, and from that I was able to locate her first husband.  I contacted him and was directed to his and my mothers daughter.  She talked to me and contacted my mother.  My mother accpeted contact and from there I was able to find out the name of my father.  I still have work to do but I am at a point I never thought I would be as someone that was adopted.  

Added by Robert Kevin Reid on July 21, 2015 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Woodbury Davis

Hello, I am researching my great great grandfather, Woodbury Davis. NOT the famous one, although born around the same time. Birth around 1813 to 1815, married my gg grandmother Hannah Snow b.1830 in South Thomaston, in 1849, Rockland. His occupation was listed as ship's carpenter, but after marriage they moved to Waldo. Found the family in 1860 census in Thorndike, farming. My great grandmother Cora was born 1859. Does anyone know where he came from, who his family was?

Added by Jean D. Paradis on July 1, 2015 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Kittery and Eliot during 1695.

Hello,

I'm looking for information about people who lived in Kittery and Eliot during 1695. I am a bit confused since I have found a map who represent Eliot between 1632 and 1700. There are dates beside each (or almost) names but I can't confirm which people lived here during 1695. If people…

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Added by Vanessa Frye on June 12, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CARR

I am interested in Carr ancestry and would enjoy chatting with others having the same/similar interest.

Added by Walt Carr Kruckeberg on April 14, 2015 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Mayo and Lessor question

The Mayo family has a problem that has not been resolved in over 119 years.  Actually, it may have been understood years ago but the knowledge did not filter down to their descendants.

John Mayo came to Maine before the detailed records of border crossings came into being about 1895. George Lessor came here before that date, too. 

I can easily track John Mayo's family through the census. George Lessor is not so easily tracked. but there are records of him living in Dover, ME.…

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Added by Carroll Nichols Holmes on March 8, 2015 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

Obituaries-CHASE, MELCHER, MORSE, PLOURDE, SAYWARD...

8/19/1916-The news of the death of A.E. Chase of Brooks, in Portland, Thursday forenoon, was received with great regret by Belfast friends. Mr Chase was one of the most prominent business men of the progressive little town of Brooks; senior member of the A.E. Chase company, and a prominent Democrat. He had not been in good health for sometime, but died suddenly while on a business trip to Portland, on Thursday. He was very well known in Portland, and was frequently here on…

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Added by Lorelie B Kimball Linton on March 6, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Bilodeau genealogy

 If anyone is interested I have Bilodeau genealogy from Ile d'Orleans,Biddeford 1880 on and Lewiston Bilodeau and Lepage.

Added by Gerard Francois Bilodeau on February 23, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Fickett info in Scarborough & Durham

Hi I'm looking for info specif. to Joshua Fickett b.1779 (  married to Mary Hunnewell)  I'd like any info on his death when where & How. 

Added by Donna Fickett on February 17, 2015 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

TIBBETTS & DAY link: Martha, wife of Aaron Day

May (Tibbetts) Jarvis' (1937) work on the descendants of Henry Tibbetts of Dover, New Hampshire lists Martha, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Alley) Tibbetts, b. 24 Sep. 1777 (probably in Boothbay).  The family relocated to New Sharon, near where Aaron Day resided in Starks.  Current research has been posted at genejourneys.com which demonstrates that Martha "wife of Aaron Day, died Feb. 16, 1844, AE 66" (buried in Medford) was the daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Alley)…

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Added by Lauren Mahieu on February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

My Troubled Uncle

The story of Alton Roberts Nelson of Maine (likely Lewiston).  My 2nd great granduncle, brother to my 2nd great grandfather, George Scott Nelson.  Adding the story here with hopes of finding out more about their father, Eugene Frank Nelson (b. 1836, Maine).  Many signs point to a Moses Nelson being the father to Eugene, but not enough evidence for me yet to accept it.  My family genealogy site is focused on my many families and how they all end up in Ohio.…

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Added by Cody Nelson on January 26, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Malcolm family

I am looking for information on Robert Malcolm, b.1750 to William and Elizabeth Malcolm in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, ME.  I am wondering if he was a ship captain who married Jane Parker and moved to New Brunswick.

Added by Diane Malcolm on January 24, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

Pejepscot Genealogical Society (Brunswick, ME) January 2015 Meeting Announcment

The History Of The Irish In Portland, Maine…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on December 29, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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

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