Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, PARIS.
WHAT is now the town of Paris began to be settled about the year 1780. It was then a part of the state of Massachusetts and…
Added by Chris Dunham on June 26, 2010 at 2:00am —
The batch film source numbers are the same for each of Abraham Winslow's eight children, but the batch and source numbers for his marriage to Betsey Welch 12 Feb 1789 differ from those of the children. Can these numbers be used to find information online or by writing to the state? I was wondering if the marriage numbers might reveal the names of parents of the bride and groom?
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 25, 2010 at 3:58pm —
Does anyone have any information on the history of the cemetery? I've traced my family back to Eiljah Winslow (1739-1822) and his wife Eliza (Elizabeth?). Any information on the grandparents would be wonderful, as well. I have their children but nobody before Elijah and Eliza. Many thanks.
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 23, 2010 at 6:56pm —
So last night after posting my response to Randy Seaver's SNGF
challenge of "A Prolific Dad" I decided to run the names of some
of my Barker ancestors through FamilySearch's Record Search.
When I put in my the names of my 3x great grandparents
Nathaniel Barker and his wife Huldah Hastings, I found this
Added by Bill West on June 20, 2010 at 7:39pm —
I've been trying to find Clough in the Vol. 1 index without any luck. Any idea why?
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 20, 2010 at 2:07pm —
Internet Archive now has images of the 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.
. Androscoggin County
. Piscataquis County
. Aroostook County…
Added by Chris Dunham on June 19, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Please, no down East remonstrances, such as, "did you just fall off a turnip truck?". I bought the three books through Amazon and suspected there might not be an index. I was right. Talk about a grueling process. Does anyone know of a computer program that sifts through these thousands of names and dates? I figured I might be able to look families up by last name. No way. Any ideas.
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 17, 2010 at 7:13pm —
Last week I had success finding information on my mother's
family at FamilySearch Record Search and since then I've
gone back and tried looking up other family members. This
morning I entered my great grandfather Philip John West's
name in the search box and Maine as a location. I was
hoping to find a record of his marriage to my great
grandmother Clara (Ellingwood) Tidwell. but apparently my
streak of genealogy… Continue
Added by Bill West on June 14, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Trying to find a birth date for Elizabeth Betsey Welch. The only person who looks like a possiblity is Elizabeth Leach Welch, b. 28 May 1775, and baptized in a church in Windham, Cumberland, Maine. The father's name is not listed. The Mother is Catherine Welch. Is this an accidental omission, or is Elizabeth's mother likely yo be a widow or unmarried?
N.B. My Elizabeth Welch married Abraham Winslow on 12 Feb 1789 in Freeport. He died 6 Feb 1806; she died in Aug 1840.
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 13, 2010 at 3:49pm —
Prior to following up on the link Randy Seavers gave to the
Ancestry.com collection of the Federal Nonpopulation
Census Schedules 1850-1880, I hadn't really given much
thought to how my West ancestors made their daily living.
I knew the regular census images said they were farmers
which seems to have ended with my great grandfather P.J.
West. My grandfather Floyd Earl West Sr was a lumberman
and his brother Clarence… Continue
Added by Bill West on June 12, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Did the Winslows who settled in N. Yarmouth come from a certain part of Massachusetts or New Hampshire? I know that Kenelm Winslow and Mary Hopkins of Mass. had twins, Abraham and Isaac, who were baptized in the 1st Parish of Harwich (now Brewster), but I am not sure that that Abraham is the one who lived in N. Yarmouth and is my ancestor. I also don't know if he's a son, grandson, or other relative of Mary and Kenelm.
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 9, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Internet Archive now has images of the 1870 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.Reel 536
Androscoggin County (part)
Androscoggin County (part)
Added by Chris Dunham on June 9, 2010 at 12:00am —
I've been discussing three of John Cutter West's surviving sons
the 1870s and 1880's using the Federal Nonpopulation
1850-1880 for the state of Maine. Asa, Jonathan and
Hiram West did quite
well for themselves, in my estimation. But
there was a fourth brother,
Leonidas. Where was he in all this?
The answer is simple: like
many young veterans of the Civil War,
he went West. Leonidas was the
youngest son and probably
didn't receive a very… Continue
Added by Bill West on June 3, 2010 at 10:38pm —
All genealogists have one: a brickwall. Alright, there may be a lucky
few upon whom the Gods of Genealogy have smiled who don't have a
brickwall. These are probably the same people who got A's on their
trigonometry finals. But the rest of us, we have brickwalls,
whose names, or places of birth, or parents elude us.
missing information and smashing through that brickwall to
ancestors beyond it is the Holy Grail of genealogy. And… Continue
Added by Bill West on June 3, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Internet Archive now has images of the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.
. Androscoggin County (part: EDs 18-25 ED 26, sheets 1-6)
. Androscoggin (cont'd: ED 26, sheet 7-end) Aroostook (part: EDs 1-18) Counties…
Added by Chris Dunham on June 2, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Is Alma in Canada rather than Maine? Is it near Wiscasset or Freeport? MapQuest and Google haven't hlped. Thanks in advance.
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 2, 2010 at 1:06pm —
https://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/index/logo.gif); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: initial; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; background-color: white; background-position: 100% 0%; ">Is it likely that someone (Stephen Coffin) who lived in Freeport would serve first in 1 Reg't (Cutter's) Massachusetts Militia in Alma… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 1, 2010 at 4:29pm —