My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
NameCharles F. Smith
Birth Date16 Feb 1825
Memoalt date/loc: 16 Feb 1835, in Hartford, ME?
Death Date6 Jul 1893 Age: 68
Death PlaceTurner, Androscoggin Co., ME
Burial PlaceHarlow Cem., Minot, Androscoggin Co., ME.
MotherAurelia Aurylla Ames (1803-1890)
Misc. Notes
She is also sometimes listed as Josephine Brittania; and I’ve seen her name spelled with two ts, two ns, and both two ts and two ns.

Note: She’s not the same Britannia Andrews who is married to Sullivan Andrews in Buckfield (her name was Britannia Coolidge).

Was she Brittania J Page living in the family of Nathaniel W Foye in Hartford, ME at the time of the 1850 USC (age listed is 25, which is consistent with 1860 USC)? -- yes.

1860 USC for Franklin Plt lists the family:
Greenleaf Andrews ae. 40
Josephine B ae. 35 (b. abt 1825)
William G ae. 5 (b abt 1855)
Martin L Page ae. 15 (b abt 1845)
Rosalinda Page ae. 17 (b abt 1843)
Edwin V Page ae. 13 (b abt 1847)
Ina J Page ae. 11 (b abt 1849)

Who are these other Pages? I assume they’re related to BJ, but how? Why can’t I find them on the 1850 USC--or in 1870 for that matter? Who are BJ’s parents??

Martin L Page served in the Civil War, married Mira Rowe of Sumner and moved first to Iowa and then to New Mexico.

Edwin V fought and died in the Civil War. His military documents list his mother's name as Brittania J Harlow. So the children with Greenleaf in 1860 are apparently Brittania's children from a previous marriage (so her maiden name is not Page). One family tree on lists Edwin’s birthplace as Milton Plantation, ME (source=Titus).

Rosalinda Page ae. 7 living with Reed family in Hartford, ME at time of 1850 USC, listed as Roselinda in 1860. She married Washington Huntoon Lovejoy (c.f.) in 1860, lived in South Paris, had a family, and died in 1933.

15 Nov 1868: Mr. Charles F. Smith & Mrs. Brittania J Andrews, both of Sumner, m in Sumner by Geo. Hopkins, JP. (From Marriage Returns of Oxford Co. Prior to 1892, p 173). Divorced Apr 1873.

Marriage to Addison W Harlow in Turner, 1 Sept 1873; int. 4 Aug 1873.

Tombstone in Minot/Turner notes that she was killed by a tornado in Pomeroy, Iowa and her body was returned to Maine for burial. She is buried in the Harlow Cem., Minot, Androscoggin Co., ME.

Note: Britannia was living with Nathaniel Foye’s family in Hartford in 1850 and they are also nearby in Sumner in 1860. Could Britannia be a Foye?

Update 8/5/12:

Yes, Britannia is a Foy(e): I bought the Hartford Vital Records from Picton Press, and she’s listed as Britana Josephina, a daughter of Nathaniel & Aurelia, as suspected. These records also note marriage int. between Britannia and Luther Page 11 Mar 1842. Mystery solved!
Marr Date15 Nov 1868
Marr PlaceSumner, Oxford Co., ME
Div DateApr 1873
Div PlaceAndroscoggin Co., ME
Last Modified 26 Sep 2001Created 20 Apr 2022 using Reunion for Macintosh
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