Penobscot County Genealogical Society

A Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society

Queries - 2007

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MORTON

I have been searching since 1979 for parents/siblings of Ithamar D. MORTON, b. 1821-23 in Maine.  He was married to Mahala Elizabeth RUSSELL on 24 Aug 1845 in Brighton, Maine, by Stephen RUSSELL.  Their children:  Pauline and Hermann b. between 1845-47; Charles Edgar and Edwin b. 18 Jun 1851 in Old Town; Henry Allston b. 24 Nov 1856; Ella Elizabeth and Cora Maria b. 22 Jun 1859 in New Brunswick, Canada; and Herbert Ithamar b. 20 Sep 1861.  They were running a boarding home in Old Town when Ithamar enlisted in the Civil War.  K.I.A. 19 May 1964 Pension Papers only list wife and children.  Can anyone help me?

Larry and Nancy Nation, Vandalia, Missouri

E-Mail:  larrynation@webtv.net

[29 Nov 2007]


MOODY

I have some letters found in a box that was bought at an auction.  The letters are addressed to Dana B. MOODY and his wife, Jennie, dated 1923-24, with one letter to Dana dated 1915, which was the year Dana B. MOODY married Jennie A. BARKER.  Are there any relatives of Dana or Jennie who would like to have the letters?  They apparently lived in Troy after they married, and spent winters in Florida.

Jeanne Finley

E-Mail:  jefinlay@tds.net

[29 Nov 2007]


DELANO

I have some very limited information (and I am very new to this), but I thought the Society members might be able to help.  Thank you in advance for whatever assistance you might be able to provide.  Here is what I do know:

1)  My great-great-grandfather, John DELANO, was b. 13 Oct 1845 in Bangor, Maine.

2) At the age of 13 (approx 1858) he moved with his parents (names unknown) and five brothers (Hatsil, Silas) to Wisconsin.

3)   I know other DELANO's of the same approximate age were in Bangor at that time -- William F. and Cephres -- as they are buried in a cemetery there.  However, I do not know their relationship to John.  If you know of any remaining DELANO's in the area (I noted cemetery entries as late as the 1990s) who are familiar with the DELANO family history, I would appreciate you putting me in contact with them.

I also have a note that said my great-great-grandfather served with his father and brother, Hatsil, in the Civil War.  In checking the Wisconsin Volunteer rosters for DELANOs out of Rantoul, Wisconsin (where I am told they settled), I find that the only three DELANO volunteers were John, Hatsil and Abram.  Therefore, I am lead to believe that my great-great-great-grandfather's name was prob. Abram DELANO if that will be of any help.

Chas. Rawe

E-Mail:  crawe51@yahoo.com

[18 Oct 2007]


BLANCHARD

Searching for any BLANCHARD family members from Dexter, Corinna, Kirkland (now Hudson), Maine; hopefully with ties back to the early 1800's.  I need help on my family tree project.

Ron Blanchard, Eddington, Maine

E-Mail:  Rnblnchrd@aol.com

[18 Oct 2007]


BLANCHARD

My great-great-grandmother was Carter BLANCHARD who lived in Exeter, Maine, according to the census data in 1870 and 1880, with wife Hannah.  I have located a map of residents of Exeter in 1875 and found a C. BLANCHARD on a shown property.  His dau. Sarah Jane BLANCHARD m. Edwin WILLARD, a close neighbor according to that map, in 1858.  They had 2 children.  Sarah d. 1874 and was buried in the Tibbetts Cemetery.  A son, Daniel, m. Mary SIMPSON and lived in Dexter until he d. in 1942.  I am not certain where my great-grandfather, James Milton BLANCHARD, was born although he lists Maine as his birthplace.  He was b. 1844, and may have been born, or lived in, the Exeter area prior to 1870 when he is found in California.  It would be very helpful if someone can direct me to records that are not available on the Internet.  Actually, any information on this family would be appreciated!

J. Bray

E-Mail:  bray-j@sbcglobal.net

[18 Oct 2007]


MILLS

I am looking for information on a Mary Margaret MILLS, b. 26 Jun 1875 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.  She m. Samuel Edward CANNON before 1898 and moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada.  She passed away on 9 Oct 1950.  I would like to find out who her parents were and when and where she was married.  Thanks a lot in advance.

Darren

E-Mail:  steelraiders@yahoo.com

[18 Oct 2007]


CORMIER

I am looking for information on a CORMIER family who lived in Old Town, Ward 2, Penobscot County, Maine, in the 1920 census; and in 1930 lived in Bangor, Maine.  Ernest CORMIER and his wife, Emily FOURNIER, were m. on 27 Jul 1913 in Old Town.  They had 5 children that I know of:  Liola, b. 1915; Ida, b. 1917; Irena, b. 1919; Ernest, b. 1923; and Dorothy, b. 1929.  Any info on this family would be great.  Thanks!

Darren

E-Mail:  steelraiders@yahoo.com

[18 Oct 2007]


MORTON

I am looking for Edwin MORTON, b. 21 Dec 1839, Winterport, Maine.  His wife was Susannah Matilda COLSON, b. 22 Apr 1855, Penobscot County, Maine.  They m. 20 May 1858, Newburgh, Waldo Co., Maine.  She d. 31 May 1922.  Their dau. Angie Victoria MORTON, b. 27 Aug 1873, Bangor, Maine, d. 28 Mar 1959, m. Snow Edwin PHINNEY.  Other children were Frank MORTON and Bertha MORTON.  Evidently Edwin d. and the remaining family moved to Pierce, Nebraska.  I don't know where they moved from other than it was Maine.  Edwin, according to my grandmother, supposed to have have been part of a large family but the parents died and the family was split up.  Thanks!

Bob Keller

E-Mail:  robert471@centurytel.net

[18 Oct 2007]


BLANCHARD

I am searching for info on a James or Jeremiah BLANCHARD b. abt. 1814; lived in Hudson, Maine, in 1850; moved to Oneida, Eaton Co., Michigan.

Ron Blanchard, Eddington, Maine

E-Mail:  Rnblnchrd@aol.com

[26 May 2007]


BRIGGS

I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather, George Ulmer BRIGGS, b. abt. 1842, possibly in Bangor, Maine.  Extensive web searches have returned only one George Ulmer BRIGGS, his son, my great uncle.  George BRIGGS is believed to have run away from home at the age of 14, about 1856.  He was in Utah Territory by 1873 when he m. Elizabeth OAKLEY.  He was enumerated as George BRIGGS (from Maine), cattle dealer, in the 1880 census.  He is believed to have moved to Wyoming alone in 1885, then to Colorado about 1890, dying in Denver in 1908.  He named his children Charles Quincy, George Ulmer, Frank W., Catherine and William.  None of those names occur in his wife's family, so might be a clue to Maine relatives.  Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Eric Jones

E-Mail:  ericbjones@comcast.net

[26 May 2007]


DURGIN

I am looking for the parents and the children of Andrew DURGIN who moved to Newburgh, Maine, from New Hampshire.  In the 1850 census I found Andrew DURGIN, age 79, in Newburgh, Maine, with a wife Sally, age 75, living with John VARNEY, age 41, b. Maine, Lucetta, age 40, b. New Hampshire (this must be a dau. of Andrew & which wife?), John E., age 18, Sarah M., age 16, Laura A, age 9, and Gunnville, age 4.  The 1860 census for Newburgh, Penobscot Co., Maine (dwelling 556, family 546) shows Lucetta VARNEY, age 50, farmer, b. Maine; John E., age 28, born Maine; Laura A., age 19, born Maine; Greenville, age 14, b. Maine; Helen L., age 8, b. Maine; and Sally DURGIN, age 85, b. New Hampshire.  Andrew DURGIN died between 1850-1860 census and his wife Sally died 1865 in Newburgh.  I also would like to know where they are buried???

Caroline

E-Mail:  CRBCC@aol.com

[26 May 2007]


LANCASTER

I am looking for information on the parents of Henry LANCASTER, b. ca. 1832.  He appears in the 1860 census of Old Town, age 28.  Living with him were: his wife Elsada, age 25; dau. Ida E., age 6; son Clarence E., age 8; and dau. Madella, age 1.

Leigh Cowing

E-Mail:  lecowing1@bellsouth.net

[26 May 2007]


MacINTYRE / MORVEL

Searching for descendants of Frank MacINTYRE (b. abt. 1895; m. Marjorie THIBODEAU).  Frank was adoped by John and Mary MORVEL of Brewer ca. 1900.  Also searching for descendants of Walter MacINTYRE, believed to be a brother of Frank, who was adopted by Peter LANGTANGE and his wife, Theresa MORVEL.  Thank you very much!

Tim Easler

E-Mail:  seramicus@yahoo.com

[26 May 2007]


MOORE

I am looking for information about Leonard MOORE, b. 1827, and Carrie MOORE, b. 1875, of Brooksville, Maine, and Viola MOORE of Dexter, Maine.

E-Mail:  george@yahoo.com

[26 May 2007]


SNOW / LANCASTER

Looking for information on John SNOW, b. abt. 1800, d. 09 Sep 1875, and Mary (LANCASTER) SNOW, b. abt. 1807, d. 15 Feb 1872.  They m. 1 May 1825 in Bangor.  They are buried  in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bangor.  They were the parents of ten children from what I have found.  Their son George was my ggg grandfather.  Would like to know who John's parents and siblings were, also the same about Mary.  I was told that she may have been from Old Town.  I would appreciate any information that anyone may be willing to share.

E-Mail:  grammyc@tdstelme.net

[26 May 2007]


WILSON

Looking for James WILSON of Bangor, Maine, who m. Mary McELDOWNEY of St. John, New Brunswick, in 1836.  Had bakery in Bangor in 1837.  First child, John Roland WILSON, was b. in Bangor in 1837.

Bill Wilson

E-Mail:  wwilson@ric.edu

[13 Apr 2007]


RUSSELL

George RUSSEL / RUSSELL, b. 1815 in New Brunswick, m. Catherine LONG, b. 1819 in Ireland.  They m. in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 26 Feb 1840; divorced 11 Mar 1870 in Linneus, Aroostook Co., Maine.  It shows his mark of sheep 8 Sep 1843 in Linneus, Maine.  Children:  George S., b. in New Brunswick 1841, d. in Civil War 1864; Mary Jane, b. in Maine 1842; James L. or T., b. in Maine 1845; Harriet C., b. in Maine 1849.  Want information on both George RUSSELL and Catherine LONG.  Who are their parents?

Judy Clark

E-Mail:  judy@scsi.com

[13 Apr 2007]


McGLONE

I am looking for more information about John and Ann McGLONE.  John McGLONE passed away in 1891, burial place unknown.  Ann McGLONE died in 1894 and is buried in an unmarked grave at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor.  If you have any information on John McGLONE's parents or Ann (O'CONNER) McGLONE's parents, please let me know.  I am trying to trace our roots back to Dublin, Ireland.  Thanks.

Matthew,  Genealogist for the McGlone's

E-Mail:  daddyturtledude@yahoo.com

[13 Apr 2007]


STINCHFIELD

I have been researching the STINCHFIELD family.  I have not found records to verify Josiah's children.  I hope there might be a death record for Josiah and/or some probate records that may provide that connection.  I have heard there is a bible record somewhere.  I have also read stories that indicate he might not have been mentally stable and was put in custody of a guardian at some point.  Please let me know if you can help and how to proceed.

Excerpted information from group sheet:

Josiah, b. 17 Oct 1763 in New Gloucester, Maine, d. 24 Nov 1825 in Lincoln, Maine.

Married Mary MORSE, b. 14 Nov 1761 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Sarah S. Dean

Telephone: (801) 602-4233

E-Mail:  k9connection@gmail.com

[13 Apr 2007]


STOCKMAN

Seeking info re David STOCKMAN, b. Penobscot Co. abt. 1808; wife Amelia DOLE, b. Penobscot Co. abt. 1808; sons Hartley and Loring, b. abt. 1830.  Hartley, my GGGrandfather, eventually moved west and settled in Wisconsin working in the lumber trade.  And info re where they lived in the county, where David and Amelia may be buried, other children, etc., will be greatly appreciated.  Would like to know what became of Loring STOCKMAN.  Thanks.

N. T. (Tom) Trapp

E-Mail:  ntrap@comcast.net 

[13 Apr 2007]


PARKS

Looking for information on Joseph PARKS, b. in Richmond, New Brunswick, and m. to Glarendo ROGERS in Penobscot County area.  Their children were Frances, Joseph, Louisa and Albert G. PARKS.  They lived there in about 1840 to 1880.  Maybe buried in nearby cemeteries.

Phyllis Parks

E-Mail:  wisconsingirl02@yahoo.com

[05 Feb 2007]


YOUNG

Researching Jeremiah (Jere) and Abigail (Abby) (FANJOY) YOUNG and their descendants.  Couple b. in New Brunswick; m. in Saint John, 1842.  Lived in Winn at time of 1880 census with sons William (30), Eugene (21), Philo [sic] (9) and Harry (6).  Sons b. in Maine.  May have other children.  Wish to know more about them and descendants.

Emery Fanjoy, Halifax, Nova Scotia

E-Mail:  emery.fanjoy@dal.ca

[05 Feb 2007]


WRIGHT / McKAY

Seeking any info on Francis B. WRIGHT, b. ca. 1818, Grand Falls, New Brunswick, and wife, Mary Ann McKAY, b. ca. 3 Dec 1818, Newcastle, New Brunswick.  Children were:  Catherine (Kate), my great-grandmother, who m. James FLYNN when he returned from the Civil War (1 Oct 1863 in Bangor, Rev H. Gillen officiating); William H., Francis S., Henry A., Francis J., Mary Ann, Charlotte, and Anna E.  All living in Bangor in 1860 census.  Mary Ann is buried in Mt. Pleasant with her son-in-law James, which should make her Catholic.  Francis is so far unfound.  With this many children, I would expect to make a connection somewhere.  Any ideas, leads or a full family tree back to wherever would be appreciated.

Henry Mayo Flynn, Jr.

E-Mail:  hank@flynnstott.com

[05 Feb 2007]


MURRAY / MURPHY

David Charles MURRAY b. in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on 17 Nov 1876; parents Walter MURRAY and Deborah EMBREE.  David m. 7 Oct 1907 Amelia J. MURPHY, b. 17 Feb 1885 in Chatham, New Brunswick. David moved to Old Town in 1923, with the family following in 1924.  David worked for a local paper mill.  The 1930 census, and an Old Town directory 1931 (page 719) show them as living at 349 S. Main Street, Old Town.  Some time after 1932 they moved to a farm in Alton.  David and son Albin were killed in a car accident on 21 Jun ___?  The son was driving his father to work at the paper mill in Old Town from their country home some distance from town, when the accident occurred (Cape Breton newspaper article Jun 22, saved by a family member).  The article also mentions they were killed the day before.  Amelia MURPHY is buried at St. Joseph's in Old Town, TB reads Amelia Murphy 57 14 Jul 1943 v/o David Murray.  Members of the family have been trying for years to find the year of David's and Albin's death and where the graves are located.  Thanks!

John Reinders, 60 Hubley Road, Hubley, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3Z 1B9

E-Mail:  johnreinders@hfx.eastlink.ca

[05 Feb 2007]


EWER

I am researching the family of Ebenezer EWER.  The information I have is that he was born in Boydstown, Penobscot Co., Maine in 1787.  I would appreciate any help in locating his parents and siblings; his wife, her parents and siblings; and a marriage date.  Thank you so much, I appreciate your efforts.

Erin B. Thurber, 8255 Portland Rd NE, Salem OR 97305

E-Mail:  thurber2@wvi.com

[05 Feb 2007]


NELSON

A distant relative on my mother's side, William Horatio NELSON, was b. 10 Oct 1808, to a Jacob NELSON (b. 23 Jul 1775 of Alna, Lincoln Co., Maine) and Mary CAMPBELL.  Any record of where they came from?  Thank you.

Eric Robinson, Huntington Beach, CA

E-Mail:  blackstarfilms@earthlink.net

[05 Feb 2007]


COSTLER

I am searching for any information on a Donald COSTLER who was stationed at Dow Field in April 1945.  He may have been from California.  This is all the information I have.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

John Davis, 187 Chapman Road, Newburgh ME  04444

E-Mail:  pippinhill@uninet.net

[05 Feb 2007]


OLIVER

Looking for birthplace / death date / burial place / parentage (anything!) on James OLIVER, b. abt. 1824 in England.  He was m. to Abigail COAN on 29 Nov 1855.  They lived in Corinna, Maine (1880 census) and he d. in Corinna (newspaper clipping without a date) some time after 1896 when he m. his 2nd wife, Osee WELLER.  Can anyone help bash my brick wall?  Here is what I know of his family:  http://oliverfamilyofcorinname.blogspot.com

Beth

E-Mail:  Briarly9@hotmail.com

[05 Feb 2007]


McMULLEN / MacMULLIN

I am looking for any information on who the parents of my husband's grandmother might have been.  She was Florence McMULLEN or MacMULLIN, b. abt. 1895, d. abt. 1974 + or - 3 years, in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  She was m. to Stephen MacNEIL, b. abt. 1889, d.before 1967, New Waterford, Nova Scotia.  Their children included:  Rodney, Theresa, John, Frank, Wishie, Bernie, Alex, Margaret, Annie Mae, Sarah, Mick.  Any info on how to trace her ancestry would be most welcome.

Reina

E-Mail:  reinamacneil@eastlink.ca

[05 Feb 2007]


BOOTHBY

Looking for Laura A. BOOTHBY, may be Native American as the story goes.  Born abt. 1841 in Bangor? Penobscot?  Thanks.

E-Mail:  micmac33@pivot.net

[05 Feb 2007]


PAGE

Trying to determine the relationship amongst members of this PAGE family:

  1. 1790 census of Conduskeag Plantation: PAGE, Isaac, James, Joseph & Joseph Jr.

  2. 1800 census of Eddington Plantation:  PAGE, Isaac

  3. 1800 census of Colburn:  PAGE, James, Joesph and Joseph Jr.

  4. 1800 census of Bangor:  PAGE, Stephen

  5. 1810 census of Bangor:  PAGE, Joseph, Sarah and Stephen

  6. 1820 census of Orono:  PAGE, James, Joseph, Stephen & Stephen Jr.

My 5th great-grandparents Isaac PISHION and Thankful PAGE were m. 24 Jul 1804 in Eddington Plantation which suggests a possible relationship between Thankful and Isaac PAGE.  Census data indicates that these PAGEs came from Rhode Island.  Would like to know who was Thankful's father and who was Thankful's grandfather on these PAGEs.  When Thankful d. in 1861 in Hinsdale, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, she was listed as 75 which suggests she was b. abt. 1786.  The Revolutionary Pension record indicates she was b. in Orono, Maine.  Thank you to anyone who has these answers.

Dan Walker, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

E-Mail:  daniellwalker@hotmail.com

[05 Feb 2007]


GILLPATRICK

Could "my" Thomas W. GILLPATRICK (b. 22 May 1822 in Ohio) have been the son of Benjamin GILLPATRICK and Lydia CROSS who were mentioned in an earlier query?  [The submitter's email does not work now].  Thomas' parents apparently left Maine for Ohio between 1820 and 1822.  Both Thomas and a Benjamin GILLPATRICK were present in White Co., Indiana, between about 1844 and 1848.  Also, a Jacob GILLPATRICK of the right age to be Thomas' brother was living in nearby Warren Co., Indiana, in 1850, as was Thomas.  Thomas m. Mary Catherine RANDLES in nearby Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, in 1851 and d. there in 1873.  I am searching for his parentage.

Sheryl Ginn

E-Mail:  sherylginn@worldnet.att.net

[05 Feb 2007]


KNOWLEN / BOOBER

My ancestors Thomas KNOWLEN and his wife, Martha BOOBER, initially raised a family in Levant, Maine.  He purchased land in 1800 on the Corinth / Levant line.  Their son John was b. 1802, but Levant vital records didn't exist then.  Where should I search then for birth records of he and his siblings and also a marriage record for Thomas and Martha?  They were neighbors of a Benjamin BOOBER.  It has been proved that Martha is neither a daughter or a sister of Benjamin's.  My speculation is that she is his niece or cousin.  Prior to coming back to Maine, the Benjamin BOOBER family resided in Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick.  Benjamin was b. in Georgetown, Sagadahoc Co., Maine, and his wife Abigail CAMPBELL was b. in New Brunswick.  Benjamin and his family appear in the 1790 census of Conduskeag Plantation, Maine.

E-Mail:  daniellwalker@hotmail.com

[05 Feb 2007]


JACKSON PLANTATION

I am searching for info and / or picture of Jackson Plantation.  It was said to be owned by my ancestor, Ephriam WHITNEY.  I will be happy to pay cost to copy any material you can provide.

Nan Whitney Gorton, 119 Lake Drive, West Monroe, IA  71291

E-Mail:  Skoshes1@aol.com

[05 Feb 2007]


ELLIOTT

Looking for relation to John W. ELLIOTT b. 16 Jul 1846 in Levant, Maine.  Father was Thomas C. ELLIOTT, b. 1820 in Industry, Maine; mother was Mary DAGGETT, b. 1824 in Industry, Maine.  John's childhood was spent in Levant.  John served with the 11th Maine Infantry Regiment during Civil War.

E-Mail:  Mattnbarbie4240@aol.com

[05 Feb 2007]


RONCO / RANCOURT

Looking for ancestors of Charles RONCO / RANCOURT, wife's name Louise PEPIN / LACHANCE, possibly came from Quebec late 1700s.  One son, also named Charles, m. Appoline (not sure of spelling) MATHIEU, they had a son, John RONCO / RANCOURT who m. Malivina LACASSE.  Have been told their is some Indian connection, not sure which tribe, but believe it may be Penobscot, said their descendants lived on Indian Island, Old Town, Maine.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  We are now publishing the family genealogy and this part of the family is still a "brick wall."

Nancy B.

E-Mail:  fnbell@hypernet.com

[05 Feb 2007]


COOMBS

Elmira COOMBS, b. 6 Nov 1827, Blakesburg Plantation (Bradford), Maine, to George COOMBS.  She m. Arthur B. SUTTON abt. 14 Dec 1851, Old Town.  I am looking for any information on Elmira, who middle name may have been Mohoney.  Can anyone confirm that Elmira is the daughter of George COOMBS and Lavina BITHER?  I have descendant information I am happy to share.

Judy

E-Mail:  zz_crttrsnjbs@tds.net

Website:  http://baileysuttongenealogy.com

[05 Feb 2007]


 

 

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