Gerry York
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Marriage in New Hampshire

I suspect I may already know the answer to this question but would like confirmation.Why did so many couples go to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to marry? No waiting period?Continue

Started Apr 5

Searching for the first deeds for Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine

I am searching for the deed/acknowledgment/contract, whereby Timothy Bailey of North Yarmouth receives ownership of Capenewagon Island aka Will’s Island aka Bailey Island in present day…Continue

Started Mar 18

Bernard Mark Stewart - Bailey Island/Long Island, Maine
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 I am attempting to assist a gentleman on Long Island in finding the truth behind a family story. The story goed that his grandfather Bernard Mark Stewart was born in Manchester England. He lost his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson James Stewart Nov 29, 2012.

 

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Laurie Brooks Evans replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"Thank you. Interesting, indeed."
Apr 27
Nancy Lecompte replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"E-mail me off line to get on our DIG invitation list. You are not expected to attend every meeting and you don't have to speak or contribute - you can just say hi and listen. We have a code of ethics that basically says what you see and hear in…"
Apr 27
Gerry York replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"Hi Nancy I wanted to acknowledge your response. DIG sounds like a good resource. I am interested in sitting in on a meeting at some point but probably not this month. I would like to keep you in my back pocket as a resource for the future if/when I…"
Apr 27
Gerry York replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"Yes, that is the same Black Will that I am working on. As far as I know Elizabeth's maiden name was Brooks but it is possible I'm wrong. I haven't really researched her because Will was apparently found not to have been the father and…"
Apr 27
Laurie Brooks Evans replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"I am researching my BROOKS ancestry and came across a court "bastardy case" involving a Betsy Brooks and Black Will. Is this that Black Will you were speaking of? In the end, I do not think it is my Betsey Brooks (her maiden name was Betsy…"
Apr 25
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Black, Charles (1818-1905

Charles Black son of John Black and Mary Goodrow of Orr's Island
Mar 30
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Mar 22
Nancy Lecompte replied to Gerry York's discussion ':Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group Colonial Ancestors
"I am not a Black or Blake, but this is a very interesting puzzle you are working on. I am an experienced genetic genealogist willing to offer a few pointers. It may be possible to unravel this mess using DNA matches, but you are looking at a huge…"
Mar 20
Gerry York posted a discussion

Searching for the first deeds for Bailey Island in Harpswell, Maine

I am searching for the deed/acknowledgment/contract, whereby Timothy Bailey of North Yarmouth receives ownership of Capenewagon Island aka Will’s Island aka Bailey Island in present day Harpswell. Will Black of Berwick had moved onto the Island in 1727 with his wife and family and took up residence without benefit of ownership. In 1733 the “Committee for the Resettlement of North Yarmouth”, divided up some of the islands in Casco Bay for themselves. William Dudley, one of the members of the…See More
Mar 18
Gerry York replied to Gerry York's discussion '"Black Will" of Berwick connection to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group African-American Ancestors
"I have not been able to pin down exactly who Olive is. This deed is dated 1818 and she is old enough to be “a spinster” so….does that make her over 30 and born about 1788 or before? That would make her about the same age as John…"
Mar 16
Chris Dunham replied to Gerry York's discussion '"Black Will" of Berwick connection to John Black of Bailey Island' in the group African-American Ancestors
"Cumberland County deeds show that "John Black ailious Blake" bought land and buildings on Orr's Island in 1818 of Olive Black, spinster of Harpswell. Any idea who Olive was, and whether there was a family connection?"
Mar 16
Gerry York added a discussion to the group Colonial Ancestors
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:Black Will" of Berwick and connections to John Black of Bailey Island

I am searching for the ancestry of John Black born 1790, died February 1849, married to Mary Goodrow and buried in the Orr’s Island cemetery, Orr’s Island Maine. The descendants of John Black are quite well documented and I am confident I have most of that well researched. It is his ancestry that is a roadblock. Local legend and family lore says John Black (who is sometimes referred to as John Blake) is a descendant of “Black Will” a slave belonging to Nicholas Shapleigh of Berwick. I already…See More
Mar 16
Gerry York added a discussion to the group African-American Ancestors
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"Black Will" of Berwick connection to John Black of Bailey Island

I am searching for the ancestry of John Black born 1790, died February 1849, married to Mary Goodrow and buried in the Orr’s Island cemetery, Orr’s Island Maine. The descendants of John Black are quite well documented and I am confident I have most of that well researched. It is his ancestry that is a roadblock. Local legend and family lore says John Black (who is sometimes referred to as John Blake) is a descendant of “Black Will” a slave belonging to Nicholas Shapleigh of Berwick. I already…See More
Mar 16

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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Black / Blake, Green, York, Doughty, Johnson, Munsey, Dyer, Bennett, Wallace, Orr, Sinnett, and most any other old Casco Bay island families
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Casco Bay Area. South Portland, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Chebeague Island, Long Island, Yarmouth, Orr's and Bailey Islands

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