August 2014 Blog Posts (4)

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 — 11 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 the…

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

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