May 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Greenwood in the Civil War

This is the fifth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.

For tips on finding records of Maine Civil War soldiers, see this…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Finding Records of Maine Civil War Soldiers

In recent years FamilySearch has added two essential Maine Civil War resources to its website: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, and a collection of images of enlistment and muster rolls for Maine regiments. The former has been indexed and may be searched here. The latter can only be browsed. By using the first resource as a finding aid for the second, one can locate and view images of…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Betsey Young

Hello,

I am looking for the family of my 3rd great grandmother,  Betsy Young Wilson. She was born around 1800, married Edmund Wilson as his 3rd wife in 1819 in Boothbay, bore 7 children, and died around 1840. One source states she is from Newcastle, another from Bristol. These sources also state that her sister Mary married her oldest stepson, Ira Wilson. I found some Youngs who were in Bristol around that time, several brothers who might be her father, but have only seen children…

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Added by Jean D. Paradis on May 18, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Grievances and Remonstrances: The Struggle to Keep Greenwood Whole

This is the fourth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.

Greenwood began as Township Number Four — fourth in a line of five townships laid out by surveyor Samuel Titcomb of Hallowell between November 1787 and April 1788. Constrained by the boundaries of existing…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 7, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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