July 2010 Blog Posts (24)

North Yarmouth Cemeteries

Hello. I am researching Jacob Brown (b. 3 Aug 1757 d. 29 Feb 1812), Jacob Brown (b.24 Jul 1720 d. 10 Jan 1789) and Jacob Brown (b. 2 Jun 1693 d. abt 1758). All died in North Yarmouth, Maine. I am trying to find out where they are buried.

Jacob Brown (b. 2 Jun 1693) was married to Mary Woodman (b. 26 Feb 1695 d. 13 Mar 1787). Mary died in North Yarmouth.

Jacob (b. 2 Jun 1693) and Mary had four children who died in 1737:

Simeon (d.12 Jul 1737), Daniel (d. 15 Jul 1737),… Continue

Added by Geoffrey M. Brown on July 28, 2010 at 7:18am — 3 Comments

Free 1880 Census Images

The latest Maine census images added to Internet Archive are from the 1880 U.S. Federal Census:

Reel 475 - Androscoggin County

Reel 476 - Aroostook County (part: EDs 1-216, sheet 2)

Reel 477 - Aroostook (cont'd: ED 216, sheet… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on July 26, 2010 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Penobscot Tombstone Project / Winslow's

Elizabeth, i'm not finding much " on the internet" about Elijah & Elizabeth Winslow's family around Penobscot Area being connected to Mercy / Marcey Winslow and Jeremiah from Freeport, Yarmount areas. Can you tell me where to find this information ?

Added by Glen Ashe on July 24, 2010 at 6:01pm — 3 Comments

Damascotta v. Damariscotta

Are these places the same place?

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on July 23, 2010 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Penobscot Tombstone Project /Winslows

Hi Elizabeth, yes, I found them shortly after i wrote back, I was looking under the list of Penobscot names, and diden't have the their names linked to the the cemetery site properly...... Glad you could find them ok...... Glad i could help you. and others. I refuse to pay at other sites to look up family information, so i started this as a hobby.

Added by Glen Ashe on July 23, 2010 at 6:04am — 5 Comments

Case Study: Saddler Sergeant A. A. Mitchell

A member sent me a link to this eBay auction, now ended, for a Civil War carte-de-visite labeled on the back "A. A. Mitchell / Saddler Sergt. / 2d Me Cavalry / Photographed by / J. S. HENDEE / Rooms, New Block, Water St. / Opposite Stanley House AUGUSTA, ME." I thought I would use this as a case study for tracking Maine people on the Internet. I will do so using only free…


Added by Chris Dunham on July 22, 2010 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Brownfield maine

Any history re: Brownfield would be welcome here. Thanks.

Added by jO Harmon on July 21, 2010 at 10:07am — 1 Comment


I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be exploring the

Revolutionary War service of my ancestor Elisha Houghton.

I'm starting off with his testimony from his Pension Request

file as given to Justice Samuel Putnam :

"Commonwealth of Massachusetts

(“District of” crossed out) Berkshires of Commonwealth of

Massachusetts .

On this sixth day of May 1818 Before me the subscriber one of

the Justices of the…


Added by Bill West on July 19, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Winslow's on "Penobscot Tombstone Project"

I have them on the list, but don't remember adding their cemetery photo's yet. I if have, evidently you found a link to it, that i don't remember adding. ( I can't find the photo on my own website) LOL,

anyhow, If you havent.t found their photo.s , on the site, let me know, and it will go and get it for you to see.

Added by Glen Ashe on July 19, 2010 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

Penobscot Tombstone Project

Tombstone photo's from Hancock County, Penobscot & Blue Hill can be viewed at

www.penobscot-maine.com/names Photo's and stone information added daily.

Added by Glen Ashe on July 15, 2010 at 6:46am — 1 Comment


One of my ongoing genealogy projects is entering the

information on my Ellingwood ancestors and relatives onto

my Ancestry.com tree from Florence Evelyn O'Connor's

book "The Ancestors and Descendants of Asa Freeman

Ellingwood and Florilla(Dunham) Ellingwood". I've started

with the descendants first because there are so many of

them and there are sources and images of records

that aren't available for earlier…


Added by Bill West on July 15, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Searching for Hortense DUMONT

Hortense would have been born in the 1860's or very early 1870's in Coaticook, Quebec. She moved to Maine and I suspect was married. Her sisters Thersile and Victoria married in Lewiston, Maine. Thersile married a William Duguy and Victoria married Hubert Sirois. If you have any information on either Hortense or Thersile I would appreciate it.

Added by Timothy G Sirois on July 14, 2010 at 6:03pm — 2 Comments

New Maine Vital Records Regulations Now in Effect

The new regulations governing access to Maine vital records went into effect on Monday:

Individuals who may access vital records less than 100 years old include:


  • The person named on the record;
  • The person's spouse or registered domestic partner;
  • The parent(s) named on the record;
  • Descendants of the person named on the…

Added by Chris Dunham on July 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 24 Comments

Lavoie or Tribou Ancestors

Looking for any information on the Lavoie or Tribou family. Most of them were from Lewiston ..some Quebec Canada. Also looking for any info on Charles harry Tribou born in 1890 ..died 1944 ..never met him he was my grandfather wondering if he had brothers sisters ...etc.

Added by Susan Blakeman(Lavoie) on July 12, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments


Back in November of last year I wrote my first two posts about

my 5x greatgrandfather Elisha Houghton, including one which

told how he lost his rifle in the aftermath of Bunker Hill. Looking

over his service record and the muster rolls for his regiment, it

struck me he was a colorful fellow and I decided to do a series

transcribing his Pension Request file. But the busy Christmas

season at work and then my illness at the start of the year…


Added by Bill West on July 7, 2010 at 12:08am — 2 Comments

History of the Buckfield Baptist Church

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).

[p. 86]

ELDER James Potter, the early pioneer to the Baptists in the central part of the District of…


Added by Chris Dunham on July 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Isaac Worden

I am looking for info on Isaac Worden Family. Wife Susan daughter Mae married William Berry and Luella married Benard Rogers. I would like to find an obit on Isaac and his wife Susan. On Isaac's grave registration it has he was buried at Green Church Cemetery Dec 2,1925. Is this Cemetery still around I would like to get picture of grave.

Added by Judy Fogel on July 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments


I first published this list a few years back, but in honor of the

4th of July I'm publishing it again.We know about Washington

and Knox and Lafayette, but we should never forget that it

was the unknown citizens who served under them who fought

and bled to win us all our freedom.

The italicized names are those whose Pension Files I've found.

I've already shared some of their stories here and plan to do so

with the rest,…


Added by Bill West on July 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Geneva Wallace & Richard Lockwood

Hello ... my first attempt at blogging.

Am looking for birth, death, marriage records for LOCKWOOD, Richard Warren. He was born to Geneva (nice name!) WALLACE possibly on 14 March 1908, in Orono, Penobscot county. Family, or LOCKWOOD only, eventually moved to the Buffalo, New York area.

Also, any information on Geneva WALLACE would be most welcome.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Added by David Roelen on July 5, 2010 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments


I am looking for any information on John P. Mayhew (born 1881 in Sumner, ME) According to the family, he left before 1915 and was never heard from again. On the 1900 census he was a servant for Charles Chase in Paris, Me. On the 1910 census he lived in Paris and worked in a sawmill. I can find no record of him after that date. Thank you!!

Added by Mary L Ennis on July 4, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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