August 2009 Blog Posts (16)

JESSE WRIGHT from Mass.

Jesse WRIGHT 1730- 1784 wife Abbey COOK 1739-1784 from Mass to MAINE which says nothing since MASS covered Maine until it was established.
Jesse and Abbey Cook Wright had Hannah Wright b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. Maine
d 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine USA

Hannah WRIGHT m Abraham D. YOUNG SR.

Looking for more information on this family. His parents, her parents. burial, will, church etc.?
SusiCP@aol.com

Added by Susan C Jones Pentico on August 21, 2009 at 4:25pm — 6 Comments

Campbell

Would like to know parents of my 2 times great-grandfather John M Campbell, born in Livermore Maine March or May of 1819, LDS says James Campbell and a Miss. Mcconike born in NH; Leeds town book says James Campbell and a Malinda George married 1824. John married a Lucy "Walton" of Wayne Maine in 1846, they lived their married life and died in Fayette and both are buried there. This is truly a stone wall...

Added by Eileen Gloria "Campbell" Pelleti on August 7, 2009 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

MY BRICKWALL ANCESTOR JOHN CUTTER WEST 1802-1862 PART 2

((Originally posted at "West in New England" on 25Jan 2009))





Negative Searches: Back in November of 2007 I posted "The Search Goes On"

and told about how those of us researching John Cutter West have so far had

no luck in finding any record of his birth in either Plymouth County or the

town of Plymouth, Ma. So far that still remains the case. Randy Seaver kindly

tried his hand at it and… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 5, 2009 at 2:33am — No Comments

MY BRICKWALL ANCESTOR JOHN CUTTER WEST 1802-1862 PART 1

((Originally published at "West in New England" 22Jan 2009))





Miriam over at Ancestories has proposed that those of us with

brickwall ancestors write a detailed post on them with what

we know, what we want to know, results of what we have searched

and where we think we should research next. So here's my first,

John Cutter West. I've used the format Miriam suggested but… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 5, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Adelbert Hersey Alley Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Adelbert Hersey Alley, who died 4 Mar. 1934 in Hartford, Maine:

EAST SUMNER, March 15—Following an illness of three months, Adelbert Hersey Alley, a life long resident of Hartford, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter-in-law Mrs. Bernice Alley. He was born in Hartford, July 16, 1850, the son of Moses and Phebe Dunham Alley. He leaves two brothers, Arthur of Utah; and Everett of Brockton, Mass.; one sister, Mrs.…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2009 at 1:50am — No Comments

Lucius Melvin Alley Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Lucius Melvin Alley, who died 8 Nov. 1923 in Winthrop, Maine:

WINTHROP, Nov. 9 (Special) Lucius Melvin Alley died at 9:30 Thursday evening at his home here. Mr. Alley was born in Hartford, Me., Oct. 30, 1853, son of Lucas and Lydia (Bartley) Alley. He was for many years a resident of Winthrop, tho in recent years he had made his home in Caribou, returning to Winthrop about 6 months ago.



He was twice married,…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2009 at 1:43am — No Comments

Lemuel Dunham Obituary

The obituary—perhaps from the Oxford Democrat—of Lemuel Dunham, who died 4 Oct. 1915 in Greenwood, Maine:

Lemuel Dunham passed away at his home in Greenwood, Oct. 4th, after a long sickness. He was born in Hartford, Me., Aug. 26, 1830, the son of Lemuel and Mary (Bisbee) Dunham. In 1880 [sic] he married Lydia Cummings Clifford by whom he had four children, two of whom survive him, Carrie E. Dunham Swan, and Elton L., with whom he lived. About 1865 he moved…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Charles America Dunham Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Charles America Dunham, who died 7 Apr. 1964 in West Paris, Maine:

BRYANT POND—Charles A. Dunham, 84, died early Tuesday morning at Chapel Valley Nursing Home, West Paris, where he had been a patient for eight days.



Born at Lawrence, Mass., May 15, 1879, he was the son of Charles and Mary Mills Dunham. He moved to Bethel as a young boy and to Bryant Pond in 1918 where he operated a blacksmith shop for many…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Carrie Estella (Dunham) Swan Obituary

The Lewiston Evening Journal obituary of Carrie Estella (Dunham) Swan, who died 24 July 1943 in Norway, Maine:

NORWAY—Mrs. Carrie E. Swan died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Whitman on Hobbs Pond.



She was born in Hartford, Feb. 25, 1862, the daughter of Lemuel and Lydia Cummings Dunham. Mrs. Swan was a domestic nurse.



Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nettie Cole, Lockes Mills; Mrs. Lydia Whitman, Hobbs Pond; Miss…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

ASA BARROWS' PENSION FILE2

(originally posted on "West in New England" 3Nov, 2007)





One of the few complaints I have about the Revolutionary War

Pension Files that I’ve downloaded from Footnotes.com is that

while each image is numbered, they aren’t sorted in chronological

order. Such is the case with Asa Barrow’s file. Rather than to

continue to post them numerically, I'll post them chronologically

and give the… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 4, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

ASA BARROWS' PENSION FILE

(originally published on "West in New England" 2Nov 2007)









Image 1 is of the first page of the file, with the following

written and evenly spaced across the page on one line:



Service Mass. Barrows, Asa Number S. 16038



Image 2 is a preprinted form with handwritten information

added. I’ve bold faced the preprinted words:

Maine… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 4, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

JONATHAN BARKER'S PENSION FILE4

(originally published at "West in New England" 9May 2008)







In my last post about my 4x great grandfather, Jonathan

Barker, I mentioned that after seeing his Revolutionary War

Pension file there were some things that puzzled me. How

had he gone from being a a cofounder and landholder of

Newry, Maine with a wife and family to being penniless and

alone at the time of his pension petition?



I downloaded his file from Footnotes.com in… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

JONATHAN BARKER'S PENSION FILE3

(originally posted at "West in New England" on 1May 2008)



The preprinted parts of the following documents are boldfaced.)



For some reason, even though Jonathan Barker's Pension

application had been approved and submitted by Judge

Albion K. Parris, he didn't receive his pension right away.

In fact he appeared before Judge Parris again nearly a year

later:



"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DISTRICT COURT OF MAINE,…
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Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

JONATHAN BARKER'S PENSION FILE2

(originally posted on "West in New England" 30Apr 2008)



The preprinted parts of the following documents are in boldface.



Benjamin Barker's testimony confirmed that of his brother

and Joseph Jackson:



"I Benjamin Barker of lawful age do testify and say that I am

personally acquainted with Jonathan Barker and knowing to

his serving as a private Soldier in the Revolution was against

the common enemy in the continental establishment… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

JONATHAN BARKER'S PENSION FILE1

(Originally published at "West in New England" 25Apr 2008)





As I've said previously, the Barker family history is an

interesting one, but at the moment I will concern myself with

the three Barker brothers who filed for their pensions. For a

short overview of the rest of it, I recommend Mitch Barker's

page here on his Newry, Maine Website.



In the following transcriptions, preprinted sections of

forms are boldfaced… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

THE BARKER BROTHERS

(originally published on my"West in New England" blog 20Apr 2008)





One of the warnings I've seen given several times to

beginning genealogists is this: if you have heard stories

about how your ancestor and his siblings were the first

settlers and founders of some town, it's probably not

entirely true.





What then am I to make of the Barker brothers? There is

the "Petition for Grant of Land Later Newry" that can be

viewed… Continue

Added by Bill West on August 3, 2009 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

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