April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Comeau Genealogy

 Thanks to Ben for the phone number of Ted Comeau.  I called him last week and we had a good conversation.  He spent 30 years with the marines and was sationed in Hawaii.  When I gave him the names of our relatives he said

I was correct.  It was so good to be able to talk to him.  My mother would have been so happy if she were still with us. She never knew that she had cousins on her mother's side of the family as she was placed in an orphanage at an early age and adopted. Ted would be…


Added by Tom King on April 29, 2012 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

Damas Marin; Born 3 Apr 1858 ;Baptism 5 Apr 1858 ;St Luce Church, Madawaska, Maine

Would like to find out where Damas was buried and when he died. 1st marriage  29 Oct 1883 to Delina Malvina Sirois;

Married second: Philomene Michaud 9 Sept. 1889; Married third Adele Gastonguay 8 Nov 1917. Any help will be greatly appreciated;

Searle Sweet

Added by Searle Sweet on April 27, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Something Old

Originally published at http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/

The historian in me loves old things and the genealogist in me gets really excited when those old things are directly linked to my family. This is a map of the "Township of Holmes in the County of Oxford and the District of…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 24, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Surveying the Past

Augustus Mellen Carter was a surveyor for the Brown Company in Berlin, N.H and for railroad companies in Western Maine. He was born and raised in Bethel, Maine and after fighting in the Civil War, he began his surveying career. We are fortunate to have a number of items relating to him still in the possession of family members. This is a compass and case that belonged to him. I also scanned a Woods Cookbook that came from his possessions. It's pretty funny to read the recipes and interesting…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 19, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

First Bull Run or First Manassas

My cousin, Bill West, sent away for the Civil War pension application for our mutual ancestor, Asa Freeman Ellingwood. Last summer he transcribed the file and shared it with the family and posted a substantial portion of his transcription on his blog. The bulk of the testimony involves various persons, relatives of Asa and others who knew him, testifying as to his health when he returned home after his discharge in…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 12, 2012 at 11:53pm — 1 Comment

Abbie Gilpatrick wife of Hosea Cook

One of my long standing brick walls is my gr. gr. gr. Grandmother Abbie Gilpatrick.  I know that she married Hosea Cook of Waterboro in 1862. I have not found a record of marriage but they filed an intention in Waterboro dated October 10, 1862. That marriage intention states that Abbie was of Waterboro but born in NH. Trees on ancestry state that they married in Dec. 1862 in Parsonsfield but no sources. Abbie and Hosea are found in the 1870 fed. census in Waterboro both listed as being born…


Added by Nicole Huntress on April 12, 2012 at 5:48pm — No Comments

History & Genealogy - When Two Loves Combine

My primary blog at www.mymaineancestors.blogspot.com has more pictures.  

I was working on genealogy and looking for some possible Revolutionary War ancestors when I hit the jackpot. Dominicus Smith, my 5th great-grandfather, on the Yates line lived in Biddeford, District of Maine and enlisted in the army in 1776. Last night I downloaded images of his application for a…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments



By Ethel Morrell McCollister (believed to be from: The Portland Telegram/1923) ...


Among the interesting old estates in Maine, many of which are widely known, there is none more interesting that the old Morrell Estate in Eliot, which has, until now, been entirely “unhonored and unsung”.   Perhaps no estate in New England, with the possible exception of just one or two in the Plymouth Colony has been…


Added by Gary Posson Glynn on April 4, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Strong Women Pt. 1

I am so lucky to have had wonderful strong female role models in my life. My great-aunts are two of those role models. 

Rebecca Williamson Carter Bailey - Aunt Becky was born in 1913. She graduated from college and got a master's degree. She spoke French…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 1, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

William Yates

William Yates was the immigrant ancestor of the Yates line in my ancestry. He moved to Maine from Portsmouth, NH. He is credited with founding the town of Greenwood in 1802. He settled on Patch Mountain where he built a rudimentary log cabin until a frame house was completed a few years later. He was a farmer and a Methodist preacher. Some sources have William coming to the…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 1, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Dr. Timothy Carter

Timothy Carter was born November 27, 1768 in either Ward, Massachusetts to Timothy and Sarah (Walker) Carter. He was a descendant of the immigrant Rev. Thomas Carter of Woburn, Massachusetts. He is my 4th Great-Grandfather and the source of my earliest interest in family history. Howard Lapham in The History of Bethel,…


Added by Pamela Carter on April 1, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Close Call

Once again, I owe this find to Chris Dunham of Maine Genealogy Network. It comes from the Lewiston Evening Journal of 5 November 1878 and describes a near tragedy for the Carter family. …


Added by Pamela Carter on April 1, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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