Carroll Nichols Holmes
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What Maine surnames are you researching?
Almost any. I do research for others at Seniors Plus In Lewiston on a weekly basis.
My wife's family is from Maine and it includes Jones, Jordan, Libby, Peterson, Foss, Higgins (originally Haggans from Mass), Soule. The majority of my ancestors in this country originated in Massachusetts. A few of were from western Virginia and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
What locations in Maine are you researching?
Most of the research is centered abound Androscoggin and Oxford counties area that I do for others.
My wife's family in Maine is mostly from Cumberland and York counties.

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Mayo and Lessor question

The Mayo family has a problem that has not been resolved in over 119 years.  Actually, it may have been understood years ago but the knowledge did not filter down to their descendants.

John Mayo came to Maine before the detailed records of border crossings came into being about 1895. George Lessor came here before that date, too. 

I can easily track John Mayo's family through the census. George Lessor is not so easily tracked. but there are records of him living in Dover, ME.…

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Posted on March 8, 2015 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

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