Added by Susan Blakeman(Lavoie) on July 26, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments
I am seeking photos of my family and "the farm" in Maine. My ggrandfather, Leslie Griffin b. 1878 in Livermore, inherited the property from his mother Clara Morse. My grandfather, Richard Griffin b. 1900 in Somerville, MA, summered there, and I did too. There he met and married his wife, my grandmother, Hazel Norton b. 1901 in Livermore, in 1920.
I would also welcome any stories that you can offer of the Griffin, Norton and related families.
Added by Randall Griffin on July 20, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments
looking for anything on Stephen D. Lanpher - he is my G.G. Grandfather - born in 1822 in Buksport - married Sarah Knowlton in 1854 in Sangerville, Piscataguis - sailed to California somewhere around 1860 - helped found Oceanside, California - can not find his father and mother
Added by evan winn on July 19, 2011 at 1:51am — No Comments
Thanks to a member of Maine Genealogy Net, Jean P, I might have found out why I can find no information on my 4th GGrandfather Nathaniel Norton's parents. Nathaniel was b. 1 Aug 1762 in Sanford, ME according to Rev War records. He married Hannah Sawyer and all but one of their children stayed in Maine. Their son, Reuben, is my ancestor and the only one who left ME.
Jean located a York County court record for Abigail Norton who was fined for having a child out of wedlock…Continue
Added by Nancy Norton- Nix on July 16, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments
I am trying to find out when William Wallace Brown died and where he and his wife, Louise Augusta Brown, are buried.He was born 18 February 1847 on West Isle, NB but came to Calais, Maine with his parents when he was about five. Wallace spent the rest of his life in Calais. He had a crockery shop and also was an Indian agent.
His wife died in Calais on 30 March 1919. Wallace was alive then but does not appear on the 1920 U.S. Census.
One of those testifying in April 1884 was Asa's eldest child, my great granduncle
Walter Fred Ellingwood. I'm don't know why he testified. He could have
asked to do so, of course, but considering the little amount of…Continue
Added by Bill West on July 13, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
The next witness was his cousin Oliver Pratt. On the affidavit he
says "his age is 64 years. P.O. address West Paris Me. Occupation
carriage maker by trade and painter."
Q: How long have you known the claimant Asa F. Ellingwood
A: Ever since we was a little boy
Q: Did you ever work with him
A: Yes sir from 1853 to 1860 we worked for a chair mfg. co. and he did the
lifting part of the work
Q: What was his…Continue
Added by Bill West on July 13, 2011 at 2:29am — No Comments
In my last post in this series on my 2xgreat grandfather Asa Freeman
Ellingwood's Civil War Pension file, I talked about the revelation in the
testimony of his cousin James Barrows that he(Barrows) had testified
before in the case and in fact there were two previous afidavits! When
I checked the testimony of several other witnesses on Asa's behalf, I found
they had also testified on earlier occasions.
So how did I miss…Continue
Added by Bill West on July 13, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments
The next person to testify in Asa Ellingwood's pension claim case was his
cousin James Barrows.
According to the statement, James "says his age 52 years, P.O. address
West Paris, Maine occupation mfg of chairs
Q: How long have you known the claimant Asa F.Ellingwood
A: Ever since 1850
Q: Did you work with him at that time
A: I worked with him from 1850 to 1860
Q: What was his physical condition in those…Continue
Added by Bill West on July 13, 2011 at 2:20am — No Comments
I have finally found a tidbit in my search that has caught me by surprise. And not really in an honorable way in my mind.
Have you ever found some information…Continue
Added by Laurie Davis on July 9, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Harvey on July 4, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments
my adventure has taken me to so many different places to look at records. Apparently my family is all over NE Massachusetts and they frequently have births, marriage or deaths listed in more then one VR. It sure makes it easier to find information but makes it all the more unusual that I cannot find any information about the death of my 6th Great Grandfather - Captain Israel Davis. Not a thing…Continue
What are believed to be two human skulls and bones were discovered this week in Washington Township, Franklin County.
The skulls were found on the side of an embankment beside an old road, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said.
Police suspect there was a farm in the area with a family burial ground on it, he said. There are old cellar holes in the area.…