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Cemetery in East Lincoln, Maine??
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Does anyone know where there are cemeteries in East Lincoln? For an acquaintance, trying to find burial place of Freeman Coffin, wife Rosaline, and possibly daughter Lizzie Coffin Clark.Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dow Jun 8, 2013.

Documents Pertaining to Legal Name Change
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If a person had his name legally changed "by an act of the Maine State Legislature" in 1853, would there have been some kind of a petition, and where might that petition be located today? Thanks for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frances Townsend Mar 3, 2012.


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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Elkins, Corson, Towle, Herrin, Cox, Osborne, Cowan, Chadbourne, Bond
What locations in Maine are you researching?
(Lewiston) in Androscoggin and Somerset, Penobscot, Kennebec counties (particularly Newport, Exeter, Palmyra, Corinna)

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Margaret H. Chadbourne

Seeking maiden name for Margaret Hannah Chadbourne, born 1830-31. She married Sumner J. Chadbourne, Maine Secretary of State 1876-1878. He was from Dixmont. Who were her parents?

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

Where was Plantation 4, Oxford ?

the following (along with an image of an old birth record) appears on when I searched for Ira S. Elkins:

What town was Plantation 4 in? Is Oxford the town here, or the county? (PS, I believe Ira's middle name was Sanborn).


Ira Sauborn Elkins




Posted on November 14, 2012 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

Seeking to connect with Towle, Cox and Osborne descendents - Lewiston area

I have just added to my Calvin T. Towle family line with families of Addison Osborne (m. Nancy Lydia Towle) and Herbert Towle Cox (m. Mary Towle daughter of Frank H. Towle). Herbert Cox/Mary Towle had at least 9 children, some of whom might still be alive. Family resided in Lewiston. Osbornes also Lewiston, burials in Riverside Cemetery. Descendents of Gertrude Osborne included two daughters last name Stevens . Please contact me if you have knowledge of these families.

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 1:30pm

Seeking info on Joshua Towle-Nancy Elkins-Lydia Elkins Corson, Exeter, Corinna area ME

Lydia Elkins of Fayette  married Ebenezer Corson, April 5, 1831 (Corinna town records). Nancy Page Towle, her sister, married Joshua Towle Feb. 4, 1827  in either Exeter or Fayette. Lydia and Ebenezer were probably parents of Calvin T. Corson born in Corinna 1832 - 1835. At age 21, Calvin legally changed his name to Calvin T. Towle, and his death certificate reads "name of father - Joshua," birth place Exeter, NH and "maiden name of mother  N. Elkins" of Fayette. Looking for more info on…


Posted on February 26, 2012 at 8:41am

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