I am unsure any of ancestors fought in the Civil War. Which seems strange, since many of my ancestors resided in the United States during the war. I have uncovered evidence that two of my relatives took part in the Civil War Battle of Portland, Maine which I blogged about in a previous post. I don't believe either of those relatives were active…Continue
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David and Mary Cary Fuller removed from Nova Scotia and arrived in Portland, Maine between 1840-1849 (they first appear in Portland in the 1850 US Census). It is unclear that they followed their sons to Portland or the sons followed them, but their six sons made Portland their home. I have several other posts regarding David and Mary Fuller in "Can a Published Genealogy be…Continue
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One of my first blog posts was about the "Loves of a Sailor - James Henry Fuller". James H. Fuller was my great-great grandfather and I have tried to uncover as much as I can about him.
I know he was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on Sept 12, 1827, but I really struggled to find out when he died. I know he didn't live forever, so where did he die? It wasn't in Maine, Maine has very…
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My recent trip to Portland, Maine paid additional dividends. I was able to go to the Portland courthouse which keeps the land records for Cumberland County, Maine. I wish I could have spent more time there, but I was able to obtain records of how John Armstrong and Betsey Woodbury Dyer Armstrong's family land was divided and distributed.
Family lore indicates that land was granted to the Armstrong family in 1757 for South Portland, which is now Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This land…
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I live in Florida, but was recently visiting New England to visit family. I was lucky enough to spend a few hours in Portland and Cape Elizabeth, Maine (the long-time home of many of my Armstrong and Woodbury ancestors).
I had contacted Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in S. Portland, before my visit. The caretaker was able to direct me to many of the graves of my ancestors. Here are the ones I was able to capture.…
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It may be true the old saying that a sailor has a girl in every port.
My Great-Great Grandfather, James Henry Fuller was a sailor living in Portland, Maine. He was a captain or first mate on commercial ships which sailed from Portland to Boston and New York. He was born 9/12/1827 in Windsor, Nova Scotia and was a commercial sailor from 1847-1905. These weren't steam or diesel ships, but the old three masted schooners powered by nothing but sails and wind.
When not at…
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