I am related to William Eli Gerry of Maine who married Estelle (Comstock) Gerry.  They were parents to Harold James Gerry who is my great grandfather.  They also had Robert, Emma A (who was married to a Percy Hutchison and then a Robert Levi Sturgeon), Walter Gerry, and Blanche M.  Walter never married.  Robert had a child named Willie (no wife name).  Emma had 3 children Roberta L, Lloyd, and Charlotte.  Blanche had a child named Phyllis (no husband's name given to me).  Harold James had 5 children Clayton, Grace, Faye, Floyd, and Harold R. Gerry, my dad.  My dad's family lived in Lincoln, ME.  My grandfather worked in the mill in town.  Floyd and Clayton also worked there.  My dad was a late in life baby and was 14 years younger than his siblings.  My dad was the only one to attend college.  My grandfather was married to Grace Rushton.  

My aunt had written me before her death that William Eli's father's name was James Gerry.  That's where my trail ends.  I would love more information about William Eli Gerry's parents and siblings.

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Comment by Chris Dunham on January 2, 2018 at 5:09pm

The same family was discussed in a post to the Network in 2011. See also the comments on this photo.

This record calls him "Eli W. Gerry," and says that he was born in Chester, Maine. An Eli W. Gerry of the right age lived in Lincoln with Eli and Emily J. Gerry in 1870 and 1880. An Eli Gary lived in Chester in 1860, and a boy "Fred" lived with him, aged one year. This must be the same family, but—as discussed in the previous post—the names don't match up with other census records.


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