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Seth O’Dell Whiting 1900-1968

Seth O’Dell Whiting 1900-1968

Whiting Pedigree

Seth L. Whiting 1861-1930+ and Vidella M. Cook 1877-1901

George W. Whiting 1866-1942 and Thurza Jane Inman 1873-1953

Ephraim Whiting 1839-1910 and Francina Ann Spearin 1836-1883

Leonard Whiting 1808-1880+ and Hannah Dyer 1807-1840

John Whiting 1759-1846 and Margaret Fairbrother 1782-1859

John Whiting 1727-1776 and Lucy Farmer 1736-1768

Cornet John…

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Added by Pamela Tash on August 1, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Shields family from Aroostook County

I am searching for Information on John Shields died in 1866 and Samuel Shields died 1870. They are descendents of ours.

Added by Gloria Shields on July 31, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Olie E. (Whiting) Lovejoy 1864-1912

Olie E. Whiting 1864-1912

 

Whiting Pedigree

Ephraim Whiting 1839-1910 and Francina Ann Spearin 1836-1883

Leonard Whiting 1808-1880+ and Hannah Dyer 1807-1849

John Whiting 1759-1846 and Margaret Fairbrother 1782-1859

John Whiting 1727-1776 and Lucy Farmer 1736-1768

Cornet John Whiting 1699-1775 and Sarah Hunt 1709-1745

Esquire Oliver Whiting 1665-1736 and Anna Danforth…

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Charlene Hester (Whiting) Haynes Lee Blatt 1934-1993

         

Charlene Hester (Whiting) Haynes Lee Blatt 1934-1993

 

Currently being edited for content. Please check back soon.

 

Added by Pamela Tash on July 18, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

James and Nathaniel Springer, Bath/Georgetown

I am trying to document the lineage of Sarah Springer, born 25 April 1767 in Georgetown and wife of Consider Turner (m 1784?) and then of Adam Lemont; she died 28 August 1845 in Bath.

Sarah Springer is said on one online genealogy to have been the daughter of Nathaniel Springer and Sarah Hodgkins. There seems to be considerable confusion about Nathaniel Springer, and I am wondering if there were not at least two and possibly three men of this name in Georgetown at the time of…

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Added by Kathryn Grover on July 3, 2018 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Jeremiah and Alexis Abbott, Portland

Dear folks,

I am trying to establish a definitive set of parents for Alexis Abbot b January 1804 somewhere in Massachusetts and died 6 Feb 1889 in Portland. His death record does not list parents. He is buried in Deering (now Portland), at Evergreen Cemetery, which I have not yet visited.

Some family information, and the Abiel Abbott genealogy of the George Abbott family, suggests he is the son of Jeremiah Abbot 17 May 1776-d 1834, but that's not confirmed, and I find…

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Added by Kathryn Grover on June 11, 2018 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

Everett Ross Safford 1919-1988

Everett Ross Safford 1919-1988

Safford Pedigree

George Converse Safford 1885-1953 & Minetta Walton 1888-1962

William Converse Safford 1838-1914 & Ellen Louisa Parsons 1847-1920

William Saunders Safford 1806-1894 & Deborah Knight 1803-1880

Benjamin Herring Safford 1780-1858 & Esther Griffin Lane 1782-1842

Stephen Safford 1750-1810+ & Experience Annis Herring 1755-1835

Stephen Safford…

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Added by Pamela Tash on May 4, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

By Way of Introduction...

Greetings!

I’m Jeff Martin, a retired family physician and, not so retired, family historian from York Beach. I’ve been doing genealogy for the past 45 years and between my wife and I, I’m convinced that we’re related to EVERYBODY in the state of Maine! My first publication was “A New England Genealogy” in 1987, and I taught a genealogy course through the Windham Adult Ed. Dept for several years. At this point I’m trying to finish an update to “A New England Genealogy” which…

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Added by Jeffrey E. Martin on April 5, 2018 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Epilogue - The Whiting Women

Epilogue

 

          So, maybe I was off base about first cousin marriage in rural Maine being rare.  Most of the time people did not marry someone with the same last name, but at other times, it obviously just didn’t matter to them. The current laws in Maine prohibit first cousin marriage, unless you obtain a physician’s certificate indicating that you have received genetic counseling prior to the…

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Whiting Women - Synopsis

The Whiting Women - Synopsis

 

          The legend of Gladys Mabel Hunt[1] began many years before she was even born in Wellington, Maine, on the cusp of the 20th century.  She was born to "White" parents, whose own parents were all "White", as were all of their ancestors.  Not a single Narragansett Indian. Zero.

 

          Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting would die just as the 21st…

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sources for The Whiting Women

  1. google.com

 

  1. wikitree.com

 

  1. findagrave.com

 

  1. familysearch.org

 

  1. bailbondcity.com

 

  1. State of Maine Vital Statistics

 

  1. State of Massachusetts Vital Statistics

 

  1. Winsted (Connecticut) Directory 1936-1939

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Chapter 15 - Elaine Joyce (Safford) Fontaine Tash 1951-

Chapter 15

 

Elaine Joyce (Safford) Fontaine Tash 1951-

Granddaughter of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Whiting Pedigree

Mildred Evelyn Whiting 1927-1972 and Everett Ross Safford 1919-1988

George Elisco Whiting 1895-1965 and Gladys Mable Hunt 1897-1991

George W. Whiting 1866-1942 and Thurza Jane Inman 1873-1953

Ephraim Whiting…

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Added by Pamela Tash on March 10, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chapter 14 - Sharon Rae (Tash) Hildreth Watson 1948-2015

Chapter 14

Sharon Rae (Tash) Hildreth Watson 1948-2015

Granddaughter of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Whiting Pedigree

Vidella Marian…

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Added by Pamela Tash on March 5, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chapter 13 - Gloria Jean Savoy aka Linda K. (Jones) McCorrison 1945-

Chapter 13

 

Gloria Jean Savoy aka Linda K. (Jones) McCorrison 1945-

Granddaughter of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Whiting Pedigree

Mildred Evelyn Whiting 1927-1972 and Thomas Neill 1908-1981

George Elisco Whiting 1895-1965 and Gladys Mable Hunt 1897-1991

George W. Whiting 1866-1942 and Thurza Jane Inman 1873-1953

Ephraim…

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Added by Pamela Tash on February 27, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Paul myrick and son in law Josiah harding

Paul Myrick married Mary Coombs in 1798 on Vinalhaven. They had 10 children and he was in 3 censuses. I need proof of his birthdate so I can connect him to the Paul Myrick who was born in 1774 in Dartmouth,Mass. Lucinda Myrick, his daughter married Josiah Harding on Vinalhaven in 1820. I need proof of his birthdate and father and grandfather's names. find a grave is a guess that he is joshua's son.

Added by cs on February 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Chapter 12 - Mildred Evelyn (Whiting) Savoy Safford 1927-1972

Chapter 12

 

Mildred Evelyn (Whiting) Savoy Safford 1927-1972

Daughter of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Whiting Pedigree

George Elisco Whiting 1895-1965 and Gladys Mabel Hunt 1897-1991

George W. Whiting 1866-1942 and Thurza Jane Inman 1873-1953

Ephraim Whiting 1839-1910 and Francina Ann Spearin 1836-1883

Leonard Whiting…

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Added by Pamela Tash on February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Chapter 11 - Velma Blanche (Knights) Whiting 1922-1995

Chapter 11

 

Velma Blanche (Knights) Whiting 1922-1995

Wife of William H. Whiting - Nephew of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Knights-Hilton Pedigree

Andrew J. Knights 1879-1968 and Blanche Jewett Hersey 1889-1958

Stephen D. Knights 1816-1897 and Patience C. Tuttle 1839-1925

Solomon Knight 1777-1860+ and Hannah Hilton…

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Added by Pamela Tash on February 9, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chapter 10 - Vidella Marian (Whiting) Ryer Tash Fowler Durkee 1917-2007

Chapter 10

 

Vidella Marian (Whiting) Ryer Tash Fowler Durkee 1917-2007

Daughter of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Whiting Pedigree

George Elisco Whiting 1895-1965 and Gladys Mable Hunt 1897-1991

George W. Whiting 1866-1942 and Thurza Jane Inman 1873-1953

Ephraim Whiting 1839-1910 and Francina Ann Spearin 1836-1883

Leonard Whiting…

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Added by Pamela Tash on February 8, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Hard Cider Murder

May 7, 1905

The Washington Post from Washington, District of Columbia · Page 37

 

May 19, 1905

The Muskogee Times-Democrat from Muskogee, Oklahoma · Page 3

 

MAINE'S IDIOT COLONY

The Hard Cider Murder--Bangor, Me.

“The hard cider murder, as the killing of William Knights at West Athens last Thursday night is called, has again brought to public notice the colony of paupers and idiots long known in Maine as ‘the Somerset wild men’…

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Added by Pamela Tash on February 7, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Chapter 9 - Myrtle Victoria (Willey) Whiting 1912-1951

Chapter 9

 

Myrtle Victoria (Willey) Whiting 1912-1951

Wife of Seth O. Whiting - Half-Brother of Gladys Mabel (Hunt) Whiting

 

Willey Pedigree

Frank B. Willey 1871-1936 and Leydia L. Hewey 1898-1984

Henry L. Willey 1831-1892 and Charlotte M. Clark 1839-1900+

Moses Willey 1803-1875 and Abigail Caverly 1803-1887

Moses Willey 1769-1831 and Susan…

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