1870 census, partial for Sidney, Kennebec County

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Comment by Gayle on August 3, 2013 at 9:14am

I am interested if anyone might be able to decipher the name on line 17 of this 1870 census for Sidney in Kennebec County. The family home is William Chamberlain and wife Esther Leighton. Their daughter Ann A. apparently married George S. but I cannot figure out the name and thought maybe a fresh set of eyes could help. [Family Search has transcribed this as Genelisso but no such name exists that I've been able to find.] Thanks in advance. 

Comment by George W Gagne on August 3, 2013 at 9:54am

If you look at the S in Sarah on line 13 and compare to the first letter on line 17 it looks to me the surname on line 17 is something like Sarelind.

Comment by George W Gagne on August 3, 2013 at 10:08am

I did find a Annie A Chamberlain who married George S Sinclair in 1866.  Their daughter is Etta A Sinclair.  Just a thought.

Comment by Gayle on August 3, 2013 at 4:01pm

I also thought the first letter could be an "L" but I was really looking for someone who could look at it with fresh eyes which is what you've done, George, so thank you. I'll follow this and see where it leads.

Comment by Barbara Hannemann on October 21, 2013 at 7:44pm

Hi Gayle,

I believe you contacted me this summer on Ancestry. I was working on Charlotte Leighton, daughter of Ezekiel, born 1797, Maine. Your information was of Charlotte, daughter of Ephriam, born 1804.

I don't have my info in front of me at the moment, as I stumbled onto this site a few minutes ago, and I'm afraid I might not find my way back again.

My only information was from the official copy of the birth record of Julia Ann Elizabeth Bradford, born December 9, 1821, Parkman, Maine. Ezra Bradford and Charlotte Leighton are stated as her parents. This was originally found on Familysearch.org, about March 2011 or 12.

That site has all changed and I can't find the image of it now. At 81 years old, I am not very proficient at the internet world as you seem to be.

I am stuck at this time.

However I recently found her grave site notation on the Find a Grave for Fairview Cemetery, Tompkins, Jackson County, Michigan. A very kind state worker has been putting all info available ar their office on-line. That person

is not a relative. Just a lover of genealogy.

The information she has is the following:

Julie Reynolds, 1824-1864,  Mother

This fits with my family information:

"Julianna Elizabeth Bradford, born about 1821 ( Maine from 1860 Census, Tompkins, Michigan).

Married George Reynolds, born 1818 Argyle, Washington County, New York.

child: Rowena Reynolds, born about 1850 Lyons, Wayne County, New York, died November 13, 1914,

        Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan

child: Nehemiah Reynolds

child: Henrietta?

This is as far as I should go without my notes in front of me. But perhaps because you have been connecting with Chris Dunlap on this site, there may be others in Maine that might have a sliver of info relating to our seamingly connected families.

Because I don't know how to navigate this site, perhaps you might contact me at Ancestry.com.

My name is Barbara Hannemann of New Mexico.


Comment by Barbara Hannemann on October 21, 2013 at 7:52pm


Once I clicked the button, I discovered I forgot to add a very appreciative THANK YOU ! (along with several misspelled words). Hoping, any and or, all of this makes any kind of sense at all, I remain,



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