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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Dunham, Coolidge, among others.
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Oxford County
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Chris Dunham replied to Felix Alicea's discussion '28th Infantry Regiment, D Company, Private Richard H. McKenney'
"Here is a card from the Maine State Archives summarizing the service of Richard Henry McKenney: His obituary appeared in the 17 Feb. 1910 issue of Maine Woods and Maine Sportsman:"
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Rowena Agnes (Ring) Dunham

"She was! I only remember her as an old lady, so seeing pictures of her as a young woman was a revelation."
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Chris Dunham replied to Kathrine Cole Aydelott's discussion 'Usher's Grant?'
"Sorry for the delay, Kathrine, I just noticed your post. The only plan of No. 2 I can find online mentioning Usher is this one. It's Titcomb's 1787 plan of Township No. 2, which shows 4,750 acres laid out for Abijah Usher adjoining New…"
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Maine Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865

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Finding Maine County Marriage Returns

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The Legend of Isaac Patch's Gold

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Greenwood in the Civil War

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At 7:30am on October 27, 2019, Virginia Weddington said…

Thank you, Chris.  At one time I had those parents listed for him but discarded that connection after contacting Jay for existing records they had.  His biography just says birth in Maine, exact place unknown.  I've researched him for years. 

At 3:10pm on February 9, 2019, Vern Lawrence Brooks jr. (Larry) said…

Thank You for your prompt attention to mr. pollard. larrybrooks 

At 5:45am on March 12, 2018, Doris Holland Harrington said…

Thank you so much you have been a big help to me on this journey. I appreciate this and now looks like its going in an entirely different direction. I can not wait to see where this takes me. That just goes to prove that some things are not what they appear to be. I will post my findings thanks again

At 5:18am on March 11, 2018, Doris Holland Harrington said…

Wow that is very interesting. I was not sure if that was the same thomas. That would put his parents born in canada. And take this a whole new way from what I am seeing. How do you trace canadian roots and is there a way to chase them back to mass or new hampshire or even Maine for that matter. I am totally confused. I saw that one for thomas being born in 1899 but was not sure if it was him considering both his parents were born in canada. But I will go from there. thank you this helps a great deal.

At 12:37am on August 12, 2017, Rich Eastman said…

Exactly! Thought I'd found the only one but a trip around the cemetery revealed one more. There are no traditional GAR markers (star-shaped) in the cemetery. Checked for possible link with GAR Ladies Auxiliary but nothing. Thinking that this may be a local chapter medallion. Am half tempted to catalog location and take to the state archives. The one shown here was sticking in a hole in the base of a tipped over stone but the woman buried there was not the wife of a soldier. May have been placed there by mowing crew.

At 12:09am on August 12, 2017, Rich Eastman said…

Recently came across this GAR grave marker, one of only two in a very large cemetery. Can't seem to find anything similar to it online in an image search. The two cast iron markers are in front of the wive's gravestones of their Civil War Soldier husbands. Is this marker unique to Maine? 

At 4:25pm on June 14, 2017, Stephen Harris said…

Chris - I just found the notes you left me about William Harris (posted way back in 2016!) Thanks for filling in some blanks.

At 7:15pm on December 7, 2015, Cherrie Hight said…

I'm looking for info. on valorous Perry Coolidge that murdered Edward Mathews in Waterville Maine. can u by chance help with genealogy..   

At 11:28pm on August 18, 2015, Renee L. Groleau said…

Thanks so much Chris for allowing us the use of the 2 pics!


Renee G.

At 10:04am on August 18, 2015, Renee L. Groleau said…

Greetings Chris!

My name is Renee Groleau, I live in MA, and I’m researching my family tree, along with my brother, and in doing so, a couple of branches have led me up to Maine – one being predominately, the Brickett family.

When Googling the name Alonzo B. Brickett, I came upon two pictures of gravestones that you took. That of Alonzo B. Brickett and Hannah B. Brickett and her husband Jonathan Herrick, in Chapel Cemetery, Norway, Oxford, County ME. Alonzo, I've discovered, is my 3rd great-uncle, and Hannah, my 3rd great-aunt. They were brother and sister. Their father was also named Alonzo B. Brickett. However, he's buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, along with his wife and other children.

Along with seeing your pictures, we've come upon their death records, censuses and that of their brothers, sisters and parents and we’ve created memorial pages for the Brickett family on and obtained transfers from a couple people who already created pages before us.

The reason why I write to you today, is to ask if we could use the two pictures that you took, of Alonzo Jr.'s and Hannah's graves, on, on the pages we have for them? We would give you credit on each of their page and we'd be most appreciative if you grant this to us! If you wish not to share, we completely understand!

As they say, it doesn’t hurt to ask, and nothing ventured, is nothing gained...

Sincerely, & with kind regards,

Renee G.


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