I am look for anyone that can help me with find my great grandmothers family. Her maiden name is Alley and her first name is Louise.

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Comment by Chris Dunham on July 24, 2012 at 3:30am

I see that Louise E. Alley and Leon l. Tate married 4 Dec. 1912. They were living in Ellsworth as late as 1940. Louise seems to have been born 15 Dec. 1894, died 7 June 1982 in Portland.

She appears to have been the stepdaughter of Everard C. Young of Surry, the daughter of his wife Etta C. (Haslam) Alley. Etta C. (Haslam) Alley and previous husband Llewellyn P. Alley had divorced in 1899 in Hancock County, Maine. The court record may be viewed here (you might have to log in or create a FamilySearch account to view it). It says that Llewellyn was divorcing Etta on the ground of desertion; that they had married 17 Apr. 1887 in Waltham, Maine; that they had lived in Ellsworth until she deserted him on 23 Nov. 1893; and that they had four legitimate children: Alice J., 12, Franklin P., 11, Blanch M., 9, and Rosa E., 7. Custody of these four children was granted to Llewellyn, while custody of two other children, Louise E. and Lura H., was granted to Etta. It would seem that these last two children were born well after the date of desertion, and were not fathered by Llewellyn.

Comment by Ben York on July 24, 2012 at 10:20am

Possible birth of Louise Alley from the Bar Harbor Record, 16 Jan 1895.

Marriage record of Louise and Leon

Comment by Ben York on July 24, 2012 at 10:28am

Reason for leaving? Bar harbor Record, Oct 17,1894.

Comment by Chris Dunham on July 24, 2012 at 11:11am

Hmm, interesting.

Comment by Ward on July 24, 2012 at 12:58pm

Wow, a lot of great info in those documents...

Comment by Chris Dunham on July 24, 2012 at 1:59pm

Yes, they really do tell a story.

Comment by Debra A Lavoie on July 26, 2012 at 6:04pm

I'm so amazed by the beautiful handwriting.You have a lot of information :-)

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