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This page last updated: Friday, December 14, 2007
07-45 Symonds Am looking for parents of Frank Delbert or Delbert Frank SYMONDS; reportedly born in S. Paris 12/4/1873. He is my g-grandfather. 12/14/07 Susan
07-44 Young My father's father, Note Henderson Young, was supposed to have been born in Andover 1 Sep 1876. I have no idea who his parents were or if he had siblings. He supposedly died in San Jose, CA 31 Dec 1957 and was a carpenter. 11/30/07 Toni
07-43 Conrod, Coonrod, Tailor, Taylor Daniel Conrod (possible Conrad or Coonrod) m. Medora Tailor or Taylor. Rumford Point, Oxford County Maine 1870's or 1880's to c. 1921 Daniel possibly from eastern Nova Scotia, Canada  Married to Medora Tailor or Medora Taylor from Vermont? Lived in Rumford Point, Oxford County, Maine during 1890's through 19 "teens". Medora d. circa 1920 or 1921, at home in Rumford Point. Residence may have been a Plantation near Rumford Point.

Children included:
  • Basil
  • Agnes
  • Florence
  • Henrietta
  • Edward
Medora's mother was a Howe or How from Vermont.
11/30/07 John
07-42 Bedell I am looking for the parents of Nathaniel Bedell, b abt 1800, and the maiden name of his wife Nancy. Nathaniel w/ wife and 4 children are listed in the 1840 Fed Census in Procter, Oxford, ME. By 1850 Nathaniel and family have moved to North Berwick, York, ME. I have found three additional generations mostly living in the North Berwick area. Any additional information would be appreciated. 11/30/07 Harry
07-41 Bizley, Clark, Stannard I am looking for any information on my great great grandmother, Annie L. Clark. She had three children:
  • Charles H Clark
  • George W Clark
  • Annie B Clark
She had a farm near the Bethel town line I believe, not sure what the name of the road is. Charles went to Quebec and joined the army there and was sent over to England where he met and married my grandmother, Hilda Bizley in 1917.

George, according to my grandfather's obituary, lived in Foxboro, Mass. As far as Annie B is concerned I just learned of her in a 1910 census. Annie L. Clark was formerly
Stannard from Springhill, NS Canada, born about 1876, I have no idea when she died or where she is buried. I also cannot find any more information on her daughter. So if anyone thinks they know this family I would truly appreciate hearing from you. This site is so wonderful, I have found information here that I can't find anywhere else. !
11/16/07 Linda
07-40 Fuller, City of Hartford I'm looking for information pertaining to Hartford in general, as well as the Fuller family who lived in Hartford, ME. Adeliza Fuller was born 15 Jun 1821 in Hartford to Isaac Fuller. I have no further information on Isaac nor who his wife was. Any help would be great. Thanks! 11/16/07 Jade
07-39 Decoster, Lowell, Swift Looking for information on Dexter E Lowell born in Paris Maine 11 Nov 1855, married Sarar Arabelle Decoster. Father was Emery Edes Lowell born 4 Feb 1829 in Harrison, Mother was Abby Swift. I have the US census records from 1870, 1880, and 1920. I'm also looking for Dexters children, especially his son Clarence (my grandfather) born in 1879 in Auburn. Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to provide. 11/16/07 Richard
07-38 Ferguson, Wales I am looking to find the grandmother of my grandmother. Her name was Clara Wales (first husband was George and is buried in Denmark), she then married a Ferguson (second husband). I am told that she is buried in a Brownfield Cemetery. No idea when that would have been, but MY grandmother recently passed at age 93, so HER grandmother would have been much older than that! Sorry I don't have more information... 11/12/07 Diane
07-37 Bartlett, Coolbroth, Haines, Harris, Killbrith, McKenney I am looking for information on Phebe Bartlett, born on 6 November 1826 to John Bartlett and Dorcas Killbrith, in Hartford, ME. She married Samuel H. McKenney on 14 December 1847, in Abington, MA. Her husband, Samuel McKenney, was also born in Hartford, ME to Silas McKenney and Jane Haines.

Phebe and Samuel had a son, Augustus Adelbert, b. on 18 June, 1849 in Abington, MA. Phebe must have died before 1858 (perhaps in Hartford...I can find no record of her death in Abington) because Samuel remarried in 1858, and again before 1876. Her son, Augustus Adelbert, was living with his grandparents, Silas and Jane McKenney, in Hartford, ME, in the 1860 and 1870 census.

Phebe's husband, Samuel McKenney (also a civil war veteran), died in Hartford, ME in 1882. He left a widow, his 3rd wife, Sarah
Harris, and a small son, George Grovesnor McKenney who was born in 1876.

If anyone has information on any of these people, I would love to hear from you! I have been trying for a long time to find the death date and place of death of Phebe Bartlett. Thanks. Phebe Bartlett and Samuel McKenney are my great-great grandparents.
10/20/07 Marilyn
07-36 Merrill, Meserve, Morey, Rugg, Walbridge I am looking for Robert James Rugg (b. 1/1/1935) family members. He married Reta May Morey in or around Waterford, Me. These are my parents. My family lines are Irving C. Morey who married Elsie M. Merrill, also Bertrand W. Rugg who married Abby F. Walbridge. These are my Grandparents. I am told that Elsie M. Merrill and Irving C. Morey are of Indian descent. Any help would be most appreciated. 10/20/07 Robin
07-35 Fowler, Oliver I'm seeking assistance in locating information on the marriage of and/or the burial site of William Oliver (b. 16 May 1773/England - d. 11 October 1848 Bethel, Oxford Co., Maine) and of his wife Hannah (Fowler) Oliver (b. 31 December 1773/Cumberland Co., Main - d. 27 January 1848 Bethel, Oxford Co., Maine) - Thank you. 10/20/07 Stephen
07-34 Holmes I am attempting to locate my great great grandmother's parents. Ellen Amanda Holmes was born in Parkman, Piscataquis County, Maine on 22 May 1836. In the vital statistics of Parkman, Ellen has a sister named Janesa Holmes who was born 9 Dec 1926 in Turner, Oxford County, Maine. In those vital statistics it is written: "Children of Eleanor Holmes". The question is, what is Eleanor's maiden name and who is the father?

My problems arise from the fact that I cannot find a Holmes married to an Eleanor. I have found, in the 1850 US census of Oxford, Oxford County, Maine page 82 - written in page number is 163, on lines 22-27...enumerated on 13 of August 1850, the name of 'Eben' R. Holmes' (age 48) married to an 'Ella Holmes' (age 43) with the following children:
  • Louisa S. Holmes age 12
  • Lyman R. Holmes age 10
  • George F. Holmes age 5
  • Walter E. Holmes age 4
Next, in the 1860 US Census in Oxford, Oxford County, Maine on page 79 enumerated on 21st of July 1860 on lines 17-23, I find 'Eleazer Holmes' married to Louisa A. F. Holmes with the same children listed along with a new sister: Florence T. Holmes. Which is correct?

****To note: Ellen Amanda Holmes is in the 1850 US census in the town of Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine in the home of Cotton and Betsey Brown on line 8. I find in the 1840 US census Jonathan Holmes living next door to Cotton Brown. So they were friends. If Jonathan is the grandfather of Ellen Amanda Holmes, she could have been visiting in Sangerville. Jonathan lives in the town of Foxcroft in the 1850 US census. Jonathan Holmes is the father of Eleazer Holmes. James Holmes (the father of Eben' R. Holmes) is also living in Foxcroft. Cotton Brown has children the same age as Ellen Amanda.

I cannot find anywhere the name of Ella in any other location. My grandmother, Lulu Maude Chandler (Ellen Amanda's daughter who married Volney Alpheus Chandler in 1854 in Guilford, Piscataquis, Maine), told us Ellen's mother's name was Eleanor Soule. I just cannot find any documentation for her. She also indicated that Ellen's maternal ancestors were Churchill and Stewart. This would indicate to me from my findings that Jonathan Holmes married Marcy Churchill and his father Job Holmes married Mehitable Stewart, that these are the maternal mother's she is speaking. Can you help shed some light on this issue? The ages of Eben or Eleazer's children fall into line for being ages conducive of Ellen Amanda and could easily be her siblings. I have no explaination for the age difference of Janesa Holmes born in Turner as she was born 10 years prior to Ellen Amanda. Thank you so much for your time.
10/20/07 Helen
07-33 Brown I am searching for Thomas Brown, 1850 census with wife Almira/Elmira, Denmark and later Bridgton. I need to find a genealogist who can help me locate this family. Can you recommend one? I will gladly pay for the service. Thank you, 09/29/07 Judith
07-32 Cummings, Kimball, Libby, Peabody, Richards Can anyone help me with the family and ancestors of John Lovejoy Cummings, son of Asa and Abigail Libby Cummings, who married Elizabeth Kimball, 1842. They lived in Albany, Oxford County, Maine before coming to Wisconsin.

John Lovejoy Cummings was also a Kimball descendant a few generations back. His wife, Elizabeth Kimball, was a daughter of Benjamin Kimball and Elizabeth
Richards who were married in 1819 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts. After Benjamin Kimball's untimely death, 13 June 1822, his widow, Elizabeth Richards Kimball, married Henry Cresey Patti
09/08/07 Patricia
07-31 Clarke, Robins I am seeking any information pertaining to the families of John S. Clark and Lucy Robins. John was born in NH in 1822 and Lucy was born in ME in 1829. They were residing at Peru, Maine as early as 1848. Lucy was the daughter of John Robins and Polly (Last Name Unknown). John and Lucy were my great-great-grandparents. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 09/08/07 Richard
07-30 Barter I am interested in finding out about William Barter, born 04 Jun 1845 in Deverill Longbridge England, his wife Ester and family. They arrived around 1865 in Maine and settled in Oxford. The 1880 Census shows them living in Oxford Oxford. They have a son John, born abt. 1866, daughter Mary, born abt. 1868, Ruth, born about 1880. The 1900 Census shows them still in Oxford. 06/23/07 Donald
07-29 Wilson Looking for any information on Obed Wilson Died 21 Aug 1910 in Roxbury, Oxford, ME. Burial in Roxbury, Oxford, ME. 05/29/07 Brenda
07-28 Benton, Hartford, Howard I am looking for the parents of Emily Howard b. July 20, 1817 in Hiram, m. July 21, 1835 (intent) in Brownfield to Joseph Howard, son of Ensign John Howard and 1st wife Ruth Hartford. she died May 17, 1886 and is buried in Chatham Cemetery, NH.

I am also looking for any information on Ruth
Hartford, Ensign John Howard's 1st wife. They supposedly married 1812 and she died 1816. He married 2nd wife Catherine Benton in 1816 Fryeburg.
05/29/07 Barbara
07-27 Merrill I am looking for information on the parents of Silas & William Merrill. Silas is my direct descendant and was born in Freeport Maine on October 4, 1784. William was Silas's half brother born in Durham, Maine in December of 1776. Both William and Silas moved to S. Paris, ME with their families sometime in the early 1800's and both died and are buried there in Riverside Cemetery. Silas is buried in his son-in-law's (Tristram Hersey) family plot. I don't have the exact date of Silas's death but I believe it was sometime in the 1850's. Unfortunately I have had no luck in obtaining any information on the parents of Silas, who was described as being a 7th generation Merrill in America. Any information as to the identities of Silas' parents would be greatly appreciated. 05/29/07 Sharon
07-26 Richardson I am seeking information on C.C. Richardson (1836-1868). What I know:

Civil War: Residence Dixfield, Me
  • 3 May 1861 - 05 Aug 1861 Private in 1st Inf. Regt Me.
  • 15 Nov 1861 - 18 Apr 1861 2nd Lt-Capt Co. D 12th Me Inf
  • 15 Oct 1865 - 15 Apr 1866 Head of the Freedman's Bureau,Thomasvile, Ga
  • Jun 1866 - admitted into the Georgia Bar at Valdosta, Ga
  • 1868 - elected to the Georgia state constitutional convention
  • 1868 - murdered in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1868 - His body was returned to Maine for burial
Any information that you might have on this individual, or his family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your assistance.
05/29/07 Daniel
07-25 Dillingham, Dudley, Fernald, Maynard I seek information about the Dudley family with roots in Oxford County, especially Waterford and South Waterford. The family moved to the Washington, D.C. area shortly after 1882. My grandfather, Lewis Freeman Dudley, was born in Maine in 1882. His father was Lewis F. Dudley, born September, 1842, in Waterford, married to Amy Elizabeth Fernald c. 1875. His father was James Dudley, born August 9, 1803, Waterford, married Lucinda Dillingham, January 4, 1824. His father was Joseph Dudley, born c. 1785 in Waterford, married Lucy Maynard.

Our family has a letter dated 1842 from South Waterford from Sprout Hapgood to Samuel Dudley, son of Joseph and Lucy Maynard Dudley, about a lawsuit over the Moosepond Waters, in a case against a man named Brown. A Colonel Gibbs is also mentioned; action in the case is scheduled for January 28, 1842. A man named Gerry is to be appointed county attorney. Sprout Hapgood was born April 27, 1793, married Betsey Sawin on March 3, 1822, and died Spetember 23, 1849, Augusta Maine.
05/04/07 David
07-24 Fuller, Kenne I am looking for any information on Robert Fuller, born about 1788 in Hebron. He married Sally Kenne. They had my gg-grandfather, Ansel R. Fuller, born about 1819 in Hebron. Ansel later moved to Mass. I would like to know if there is any record of Robert's or Ansel's birth. Also if there is a record of Robert's death and place of burial. 05/04/07 Joan
07-23 Buck Hello: I cannot beleive that there is no Buck families listed, with Bucks being in the orignal town of Buckfield. I would appreciate any information on any Buck families still in the area. My family starts with:
  1. William b-1585
  2. Rodger b-1617
  3. Ephraim b-1646
  4. John b-1680
  5. John b-1716
  6. Nathaniel b-1747
  7. William b-1785
  8. Lucius b-1817
  9. Charles b-1844
  10. Ray b-1896
  11. J b-1930
  12. Jay b-1953
  13. Jason b-1973
  14. Jackson b-2002
Lucius and his sons Charles and Frank all served in the Civil War from Boston. I would be glad to hear from anybody!!! Thank You.
05/04/07 J. Merrill
07-22 Harris, Horn(e), Snelling Need any info on an Asa Snelling indexed as being in Andover in the History of Andover. Also listed are Jason H. Snelling and Orson Snelling. Trying to find if this Asa had son Charles Green/e Snelling (b) ca.1790's who (m) a Polly Horn/e or a Polly Harris and lived in Canada and finally settled in Wheelock/Sheffield, Caladonia Co.,VT. 05/04/07 Lea
07-21 Dow, Dutch, Marshall ARTHUR DUTCH JR, b 3/2/1807 Brownfield,ME s/o Arthur Dutch Sr & Parnelia Marshall. Died Orneville, ME 7/15/1888. Married MARY JANE DOW of and at Prospect, ME 1/29/1832. Died Orneville, ME 7/6/1897. Both buried in Boyd Cemetery.

DUTCH Lot: What other Dutch family members buried there? Moved to Orneville between 1860-1880 censuses. WHY? 1860 located in Frankfort, Waldo, ME 1880 located in Orneville, Piscataquis, ME

Seeking Info on their children. DOB, Place, marriages etc.
04/14/07 Carol
07-20 Wyman I am still attempting to locate info on Myrtie Lena Wyman, who lived in Andover, Maine, daughter of John Bond Wyman. Are there any Wymans still living in Andover? If so, they may have heard of Myrtie and whatever became of her. 04/14/07 Merrill
07-19 McKeen I am looking for any information from the town of Stoneham on Eliphalet (also spelled Elephalett and Elizalet) McKeen. He was born in 1811 and died 1890 in Lovell, ME. Married to Sally McKeen. I am looking for any documentation: will, deed, vital statistics (birth marriage death), or Census Records (I've seen sources list the 1850, 1860, 1880 Census but I've been unable to find those records). Anything. He had 6 children - 5 of whom died from typhoid fever between Jan 1863 and Feb 1863.

His only surviving child was Franklin Walker McKeen born April 9 1836 died Feb 9 1881. Married to Martha S. I am also looking for any redcords on him. (deed, will, probate, vital stats, census).

Finally I am searching for information on Franklin "Frank" Everett McKeen born 19 July 1870 Lovell, ME and died 16 Aug 1951 In Middletown, NH. Married to Fannie in about 1873. Again, I am looking for any documentation on this ancestor.
04/14/07 Heather
07-18 Crockett, McAllister, Morse Elvira Frances McAllister was the daughter of John McAllister and Mary Morse. She was born May 1, 1826 Oxford, Maine. Elvira married Benj. Crockett Feb. 11, 1850. They lived on the Crockett homeplace, Webber Brook Road, Oxford, Maine 04/14/07 Dorene
07-17 Curtis Emmerson Gaylan Curtis, Charles Persivle Curtis

I am looking for any one who is familiar with the life of my grandfather Charles (Percy)
03/17/07 Barry
07-16 Kimball, Mason, Scribner, Woodsum Gentlemen/Ladies: Is there anyone available to look up a marriage record to determine the parents of Rebecca Scribner, my g-g-grandmother, b. Aug 8, 1801, in Gilead, ME, m. 27 Apr 1820, Gilead, ME, to Ira Mason? The net has conflicting information; (Joseph or Edward Scribner; Anna Kimball or Anne Sargent Kimball, or Rebecca Woodsum). If no one is available, do I write to Gilead, or to S. Paris, or to the State of Maine? Thank you so much. 03/17/07 Burt
07-15 Deering I have been searching the internet for information on William DEERING, of farm equipment fame. I am interested to know the names of his parents and where the family originated. I have this surname in my tree and a cousin's father states that he remembers a DEERING family coming to visit his family every summer. They apparently had a summer home in Ontario, Canada. This gentleman says that they were people of money and that his family said they were of the DEERING farm equipment people. If anyone can add anything to this story, we would really appreciate it. 03/17/07 Dawn
07-14 Goodwin I am reserching my Goodwin family. I understand that maybe they came from the Brownfield, Me area. Then moved into the area of Conway, Eaton, Freedom, NH area. They had a son, Thomas, born 1840 (my GGrandfather). They must have moved soon after to NH as some of the family is in the 1850 census. So please, if anyone has any info on the Goodwin family, I would love to hear from you. Thank you 03/17/07 Michelle
07-13 Day, Grover, Holden, Warren Looking for the death date and place of Ada Louise Grover Holden. Alpheus Holden and Ada Louise married Jan 1900. Alpheus married again 6 Oct, 1907 to Iva M. Warren. Ada was married maybe twice before first to James Day and had three children. Second not sure of his name. What happened to Ada between 1900 and 1907? 03/17/07 Shirley
07-12 Coffin, Towle I am seeking information on Joseph Towle (b. Hampton, NH 18 Feb 1747, d. Porter, ME 1 Apr 1820). He was married to Elizabeth Coffin. 03/17/07 C Stone
07-11 Buchanan, Newton Just after 1820 James Buchanan came to ME and settled in Letter B Township. He later married Sophia Newton. His first wife, unknown Buchanan, should be buried in the area between 1820 and 1830. I do not know the name of this township now. What cemetery would she have been buried in? They came from Ireland with a baby, 03/17/07 Dave
07-10 Cushman, Harriman Looking for information on Larue Caleb (L.C.) Cushman, DOB: Jan 23,1848, DOD:Nov 19,1848. He married Anna Harriman Aug. 1871. I am interested in information that will verify his parents. I believe them to be Salmon/Solomon(sp) Cushman and Abigail Hill Cushman. Thank you for your interest and help. 03/17/07 Rosemary
07-09 French I am trying to find out where Jacob French is buried He was born 25 Apr 1788 and died 26 June 1829 in North Norway, ME. He was my g-g-g-grandfather. Thank You! 03/17/07 Priscilla
07-08 Knight I am searching for information on my maternal great-grandmother, Phoebe Jane Knight, who was born in Norway, ME, c. 1850. I do not know her mother or father's name. 03/17/07 Jean
07-07 Smart I am seeking geneological information on my family who we believe originally lived in Maine - our family name is Smart. I think that my great-great grandfather, Charles Smart, left Maine as a young man to homestead in the Dakota territories, eventually settling in Minot, ND. I am trying to find some information on my family "pre-Dakotas era". Can you help? Thank you! 02/23/07 Cleo
07-06 Brett, Clifford, Parsons, Robinson I'm a descendant of the Robinson-Parsons-Brett-Clifford families of South Paris and have come into possession of a copy of "The History of Oxford County" that I inherited from my mother. I would like to offer this to the Oxford County Historical collection but need some contact information.

I have also put up a section of my personal web site that contains many of the Clifford/Parsons family pictures going back to the late 19th century -- you can see this page at: http://www.michaelshaffer.com/clifford/cliff1.html. Kind regards,
02/19/07 Michael
07-05 Fabyan, Neury ME, Sessions I am researching part of my Fabyan (mother's father) line. One member of that line married a man named David Sessions. He supposedly was born 9 May 1823 at Oxford, Nuery, ME per AncestryLibrary Family Data Collection - Individual Records.

I cannot find a town or county named Nuery (FYI - another record for this greater family had the county and town in Utah switched). Can you help me? Thank you in advance.
02/12/07 Howland
07-04 Newton My quest is to find information on Winthrop Newton, my great, great gandfather, born July 22, 1790 and died October 22, 1853, I believe in Oxfod County. I have in my possession a saber carried by Winthrop Newton in defense of Portland, Maine in the War of 1812 as a member of the Oxford County Militia. This information is according to an article of unknown date "Written for The Sun" which I assume is the Lewiston Daily Sun. I have this original clipping. The sword was given to my father, Ralph H. Newton of Auburn by Dr. Mark T. Newton of Sabattus. According to my genealogical information, Winthrop was Mark Newton's grandfather and my father's great, grandfather although from different lines from Winthrop. I can email a copy of the article, a picture of the saber and copy of a picture of Winthrop. 02/12/07 David
07-03 Chaisson, Chiasson, Muskie I am trying to find anyone who remembers the following members of my family: Eileen and Alfred Chiasson (my grand parents), Arthur and Irene (Muskie) Chaisson, Gerard Chiasson, who was killed in WW II and is interred in France, Francis and Winona Chiasson and finally Ernest and Catherine Chiasson (my great grand parents). They lived in Mexico from 1900 - 1970's. 01/20/07 Erica
07-02 Norton I am looking for information on EBEN (possibly Ebenezer) & MARTHA NORTON of Porter, Oxford, ME. Eben was born abt. 1815, Martha abt 9/1824. The Norton's and their many descending children, appear to have resided in the area since it was was formed. I am eager to learn of burial locations and if possible, Eben's parents names, though I believe they remained in the York area. All assistance is greatly appreciated. 01/20/07 KC
07-01 Mills Am looking for information on Elijah G. Mills born about June, 1835 in Bethel. Would like to get his ancestors information. 01/20/07 Jim