Elizabeth Littlefield, wife of Lemuel Weeks Crabtree

Elizabeth Littlefield is said to have married Lemuel Weeks Crabtree 31 January 1805. Intentions were recorded 2 October 1804 in Gouldsboro, at which time Lemuel Crabtree was living in Sullivan. He is said to have been born in 1784 and to have died in 1837.


Elizabeth Littlefield Crabtree is said to have been born 17 March 1782 and to have died Hancock, ME,  9 February 1872. I suspect that these dates come from her gravestone, which I haven't located. The death certificate of her daughter Harriet (1818-1901) gives Elizabeth's place of birth as Sullivan. The death certificate of her son Agreen (1821-1892) gives her place of birth as "_____ B____ Island" or "_____ B-__t Island," but, try as I might, I can't make out the place name. (The certificate can been easily found on ancestry.com.)


I've studied the list of Maine islands on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_Maine) and none of them leaps out at me as the the one on the certificate.


With all the Littlefield scholarship out there, you'd think that some accessible online source would list the names of Elizabeth's parents and her place of birth.



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Comment by Chris Dunham on November 22, 2011 at 12:31am

I believe it reads "Iron Bound Island." Ironbound Island is now part of the town of Winter Harbor, but before 1895 belonged to Gouldsboro. Here is a brief history.

Comment by D. B. Robinson on November 22, 2011 at 8:38am

And the mystery is solved!

Comment by Betsy Fosburgh on January 29, 2012 at 11:05pm

Hi,  Could you share info on Elizabeth Littlefield's parentage?  There were Littlefields from Wells, Maine, who quarried on Vinalhaven, and settled in the Rockland area.  We have no info re that branch, and

appreciate anything you might share.   Thanks!

Betsy Fosburgh

Comment by D. B. Robinson on January 31, 2012 at 9:53pm

I still have no clue about Elizabeth Littlefield's parentage. I've searched the census for clues, but none have materialized. I continue to dig.



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