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Interested in learning about the RANCOURTS, also caleled RANKO, RONCO, etc. who settled in Greenbush and/or Old Town.  They came primarily from St. Francis de Beauce or Beauceville, Quebec.  Among these people was Gasparde, who is listed as Gaspo on the 1860 census.  He married an Indian name Mary MOHAWK.  His parents, Peter and Margaret, were in Greenbush as well.
Forrest Manning
[Dec 2011]
I'm hoping to identify the parents (and any other info) of each RIOPELLE among the following marriages:
PICKARD Ruth K (Bangor ME) & RIOPELLE George A (Bangor ME) 3/28/1930
REOPELLE Joan B (Hampden ME) & FLANNERY Milo H (Hampden ME) 3/19/1951
RIOPELLE Betsy (Bangor ME) & CONSTANTINE Harry J (Bangor ME) 4/24/1953
RIOPELLE Sally (Bangor ME) & CAMPBELL Norman G (Brewer ME) 1/31/1955

Bob Riopel Phone (413) 233-4300
[Dec 2011]
Researching Ephraim QUIN(N), born ca. 1804 in Maine.  He married Betsy ROBINSON of Hampden, Maine, in 1828.  He died 27 February 1868 in Rockport, Maine.  I would like to find his grave, his wife's grave and his parents/siblings.
[Nov 2011]
Seeking info on the ancestry of of Charles H. CURTIS of Lincoln, Maine (in the 1880 US census).  He was born ca. 1848 and was married to Catherine (BANKS).  His mother's name was Hannah _____ and a brother's name was George W. CURTIS.
Bob Chandler, Phone (863) 858-0996
[Sep 2011]
In 1854 my great grandmother Agnes Jane WATSON and her brother Frederic Eugene WATSON were sent to live with relatives, because something happened to their parents Samuel Newell and Eliza Ann (or Ann Eliza) (nee Pierce) WATSON. The family was listed in the 1850 Federal Census for the City of Bangor. I believe Samuel Newell WATSON was born on 27 March 1821 in North Yarmouth and his mother's fisrt name name was Hannah. I believe Eliza Ann (or Ann Eliza) was born in Hancock, ME in 1822. Samuel and Eliza were married in March 1845 in Bangor. I am trying to locate their grave sites and any other information that I can find out about them. Please let me know how to proceed.
Tom Sollenbarger, Buckeye, AZ
[Apr 2011]
Looking for information on William J TAYLOR of Springfield ME also A John TAYLOR .My direct ancestor was a William J TAYLOR of Springfield ME moved to Lynn MA.Married Elizabeth O'BRIEN. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Are there records og the Mills Springfield Cemetary? Somewhere I found a William J TAYLOR buried at Mills Cemetary.

[Apr 2011]
My ancestor, Asa S CARPENTER shows up on census records in Charleston, Penobscot, Maine. I cannot find any record of parents for him. Supposedly, he was born in either New Hampshire or Maine in 1808. First wife was Sophia YOUNG. Second wife was Sussana Wasgatt YOUNG, sister of Sophia. I have a very detailed history of all descendants, but cannot find parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
David Carpenter
[Apr 2011]

Penobscot Loyalists - A muster roll dated June 10th 1784 and signed in St Andrews New Brunswick lists a group of Penobscot Loyalists who were settling in the District of Passamaquoddy. The family of John A SOWERS is listed. What I am trying to do is find where this group started from and perhaps where they had lived before this. thanks.
Joy Sowers
[Apr 2011]


I am looking for information on the ALLEN Family of Bangor Maine. John F. ALLEN and Julia (COCHRAN) ALLEN. I believe they lived on 93 Court St in Bangor. Their daughter Marguerite married Edmund BRADY of Ellsworth Me in 1920. Thank you Terri Weed Cormier, 23 Central St, Ellsworth, Me 04605
[Apr 2011]


Looking for any info on CHESLEY family, 1800-1850 in Lincoln, ME.
L. Baker
[Feb 2011]


I am trying to find information regarding Abner CROSBY who lived in Penobscot, Maine in 1790. There were quite a few with the last name of CROSBY- Simon, John, Timmothy, Ebeneazer, etc.  All have been traced by genealogists with the exception of Abner.
Judy Hazlett Starsinic
[Feb 2011]


I am trying to get information on Thomas W. BROWN and wife Drusilla (don't know her maiden name) They are in the 1900, 1880, 1870, 1860 and 1850 Census's in Newburgh, Penobscot, Maine. I believe Thomas's father was Benjamin and his mother Rachel and they came from Greene, Maine. If you have ANY information on this family, I would be most grateful. Marriage record? death/ obituary? ANYTHING!!! Thank you
Joan McGovern
[Feb 2011]


We are seeking information on the parents of Howard Matthew STEVENS living in Charleston, Maine during 1820's. Howard Matthew STEVENS died in Charleston, Maine in 1881. We think possibly that his parents died before 1830 because Howard Matthew STEVENS was head of household in the 1830 census when he would have been 21 (b 1809 Maine) We think his parents might possibly have been Benjamin STEVENS and Sarah HAZELTINE. Supposedly they moved to Charleston from Starks, Maine with their children, Hannah, Howard, John, Harriet, Jane and Nancy.
Elizabeth Stevens Winship
3434 Sea Marsh Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
[Feb 2011]


Raymond Ernest GOODWIN, born 1900, adopted by uncle, Silas Frank GOODWIN, Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada. Ray worked for Jackman Lumber prior to 1926. Ray started work at McLean's camp, Grand Brook, Millinocket, ME in November, 1933 and was to drive team November 26, 1933. He was never heard from again.
Cal Goodwin
[Jan 2011]


Seeking information on one John CANTER, aged 40, listed on the 1850 census for Bangor as born in Ireland. Household included wife Lucy (born Maine) and many children. Any additional information on this family, including more information on John's birthplace or immigration record, would be much appreciated!
Kate Maynard
[Jan 2011]


Am looking for information on William Moore REA b. 3 NOV 1871 in Logan County, Ohio, wife Mary Frances CROSS, b. 29 SEP 1878 in East Providence, RI, who was the daughter of Alcander H. CROSS b. 31 OCT 1849 in Albany, Maine and Martha A. PROUTY, b. 01 MAY 1846 in Civil, LaGrange, Penobscot County, Maine, who was the daughter of Asa PROUTY and Sabrina who also lived in Penobscot County, Maine. William and Mary Frances REA (RAY) were listed in the 1930 federal census for La Grange, Penobscot County, Maine. May have purchased the farm from Mary's family (PROUTY).
Jeff Schilling
[Jan 2011]


I am looking for information on Charles DEERING and Hattie ROLLINS from Wytopitlock. I know that Charles ran the town store at one point and that they are buried at Santa Claus Hill. I can't find who his parents are. Also I am trying to find out how they died. They were both young and died within a year of each other. They left 2 children. Gorham and Jennie (who was my grandmother). Jennie went to live with Florence Jane DEARING BICKMORE and Abiel BICKMORE in Old Town. I think Gorham went to live with someone else. I also think he owned the Home Private hospital in Old Town. I am not sure if Florence was Charles sister but they shared a name.  Jennie was Florence Jane DEERING also. It says on her marriage license that it was her second marriage, but I cannot find out who was her first husband. She married Frank SHEA and had one child, my mother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
[Jan 2011]


Looking for Mary SCHMIDT b. 1845 in Prussia. Arrived in Chicago 1847, family moved to Kenosha, Wi 1858. Father Nicholas LAUER, mother Catherina Jung LAUER. I only find her on the 1850 census in IL. She is listed as a dau in her father’s probate record and as a sister in Brewer ,Maine in her bro's obit, 1905. I don't know her husband’s 1st name. I have 2 pictures of children one from Brewer, 2 boys, names look like Burton and Justin, the other from Bangor, name Arthur CHAPMAN on back. Pictures probably late 1800's. Family stories are Mary lived in Portland. The family was of the Catholic faith. Thanks for any help.
Bonnie Hegleson
[Jan 2011]



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