to: Tom Elliott; Please include "Waldo Co.
Query" as subject line.
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|June 5, 1998
NORTON: Seeking any and all
information about Samuel Goodell Norton,
any year, anywhere near or somehow connected to Waldo
Co., esp. Palermo, and Montville. I have several
Samuel Nortons in my line, which were given to me by a
cousin unsourced. I am trying to verify,
independently, the information. Cameron Nickerson, 1504
1/2 Sixth Street, Eureka, CA, 95501:
Morgareidge son of Simeon Morgareidge.
John was born April 5, 1789 in Montville, Waldo Co.,
Maine. He is my ggg grandfather.
for information on Solomon Grant born
March 5, l773. Married Katharine Lasdell April l2, l794
at Vinal Haven. On the l800 census there are 3
Grants listed at Vinal Haven: Solomon and John as
coming from Hampden and Andrew as coming from
Berwick. Also Ruth Grant from Hampden married
to Matahial Luce January l, l799 and Patience Grant
married Stephen Shurman of Islesboro April l2,
l794. Perhaps relatives??? Any information would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Peg
FLANDERS: Need data on
Ellen M. (Nellie) Flanders, born 1849 in
Me, died bet.Nov.7, 1910 and April 18, 1911 in Hawthorne,
Esmeralda Co., Nevada, married Henry Hill in Silver City,
NV on 10 May 1875. Also, need data on her brothers,
M. Flanders, born 1853 Me, moved to Nevada by 1870 and
was a miner in Gold Hill, Storey Co., NV. in 1870,
married by Nov. 1874 in Gold Hill to a Nellie b. in
CA. M. Flanders father born in Maine and his mother
in Ireland. There were supposedly two other
brothers to M. Flanders - a Charles A. and a James
Flanders. Need to know parents, siblings, and
anything about the family as I am the grandson of Mrs.
Ellen M. (Nellie) Flanders Hill. Thanks.
trying to find out some info on Stephen Grant.
In the 1790 census you have listed Stephen
--Samuel--and Alexander Grant do you have anything
on these persons? Dates of birth or death on
Stephen would be a big help. or if the three were
related. Do you have and names of Stephen's son's
and daughters?? If you have anything at all it
would be of great help to me. Thank
MILLER: Hello, I had
posted a query for Miller-James Miller married a Goodell
and had a son -George Miller his wives 1 Eleanor
Brown 2 Elzora Drinkater. I need to change my
e-mail address from cclark @digitalexp.com to email@example.com. Thanks, Linda Clark
May 16, 1998
WITHERSPOON: Do you
have any information on the Witherspoons - they were
buried on Butter Island?
WALDO: How did WALDO
CO. get its name? Was it after a founding family or
famous person? I have been researching my WALDO family
history and am wondering if there is a connection between
my ancestors and Waldo Co.? My ancestor Hannah COGSWELL
shipwrecked aboard the Angel Gabriel at Pemaquid Pt. ME
on 1635 and then married my ancestor Cornelius WALDO in
Chelmsford MA in 1652, but I have no history on Cornelius
WALDO before that except he came from London. Was he from
somewhere in WALDO CO or did he have relatives there? I
have lots of interesting info/reocrd/photos/history I
would love to share with someone and hope to find a WALDO
cousin in the process!! Is there someone you know who may
know the answer to this? A historian or WALDO family
member or the library? Please write me.Happy trails;
MADDOCKS: My Maddocks
and Page relatives lived in Jackson ME in the
1800's and I am looking for info about Jackson. My 83
year old Aunt told her daughter it is no longer there.
and that my father who died in 1964 visited with my
grandfather and just saw cellars and nothing else. Is
that true and can you tell me anything that might be
helpful in my search especially for Maddocks? I am just
at the start of searching and really don't know
AMES: Do you have any
information on David Ames, b. abt 1823 Peter
Ames, d. abt mid to late 1800s, buried in
Belmont. Thank you.
WITHERLY born Abt 1806 in Maine and found in
1830 and 1840 Waldo Co. census. Interested in identifying
his ancestors, children, and descendants.
anyone know the relationship between 1) Eliza A.
Mahoney b.1821 in Northport,
daughter of James and Eliza Mahoney, married John H.
Whitcher of Northport, Nov. 26, 1850 and 2) Alice
J. Mahoney b.1813 in Northport, married
James M. Stevens of
RICH: Looking for info
on the Rich family on Outer Long Island
starting in the 1820s. William Rich on Long Island in
1830 and John Rich on the island in the 1840s along with
Gilbert Rich. Trying to connect all their relationships.
Gilbert's family included Gilbert Jr., Elizabeth, William
J. and Mary. Long Island (Plantation), Frenchboro.
HODGDON: I am
searching for information on Hannah HODGDON, born about
1795 probably in Lincolnville or nearby in Waldo
Co. Hannah married Thomas Miller (1793-1864) of
Lincolnville in about 1814. Their children were
William(b.1816), Sarah, Pauline, Mary and Hannah.
May 3, 1998
I would like to find out some information on my great
great grandfather. I believe his name is Elijah
Coleman (Colman) Dec, 1844. His wife names was
Lizzie Dec 1848, he had a son named Arthur Feb 1870,
daughter in law Hattie Carlon May 1869, grandson Robert
Arthur Oct 1899, grand daughter Thelma, a daughter Ethel
Sept 1876, who married an Emery, she had two children,
Carl, May 1898, and Hazel, Aug 1899. I obtained this
information from the 1900 census of Waldo County Stockton
Springs. He was a farm laborer, His son Arthur was a
salmon fisherman. According to the census ? Elijah father
came from Mass. Which could have been Maine territory
just before Maine became a state. He lived in the harbor
in Searsport. Next to the old Harbor school. Which has
since burnt down. What I need to know is that Elijah was
his correct first name. Lizzie's last name so I can try
to follow it back further. I know that I do have a lot of
information so hopefully someone can help me.Thank you
for your time and cooperation.
SMITH. Looking for a
Manual SMITH who married a Sarah RAYMOND.
They had a daughter who married Josiah Seekins of
Swanville, ME in 1803. --- I can find no trace of them in
the 1820 - 1830 or 1840 cenus, however I find a head of
household Sarah SMITH in Castine, 1820. I thought she may
be the widow of Manual, but she appears to be younger
than the above Sarah (Raymond) SMITH. ?? Any SMITH or
RAYMOND family researchers in Maine that someone could
point me to? Has anyone run across the name of Manual
SMITH? A look at the census index for Maine tells me that
tracing the family name SMITH in Maine is no easy task!
-- Another "remote" clue -- He "may"
have come to Maine from New Brunswick? Thanks
March 22, 1998
HOLLIS: Moses Hollis
was born 12/27/1778 in Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Richard
Hollis (b Weymouth,Mass. 1753) and Sarah Hanscome (b Cape
Elizabeth, Me. 1757). Richard served in the Army during
the Revolution from 1775 to 1777 (Soldiers & Sailors
of Mass. during theRevolution). Much of this information
is extracted from the "lost" Pejebscot census
of 1790, posted on-line by the Androscoggin Historical
Society. Many thanks for posting my query.
ALEXANDER: Looking for
descendants of John Alexander Sr. John
was born in Londonderry, NH on 9 June 1753, married Margaret
Boise (?), died in Belfast, Maine 28 January
1813, buried in the Merrill Cemetery. Margaret was born
in Londonderry, NH on 8 September 1763, died on 24
October 1847 in N. Belmont, Waldo Co., Maine. From the
information that I have, they had 7 children. Thanks.
NESMITH: Would like to
contact others researching the family of BENJAMIN
NESMITH (b. Sept 14, 1734 in Londonderry, NH; d
Sept 18, 1800 in Belfast, ME) and his wife AGNES
GILMORE (1740-1814). I know of seven children to
this union: James, Elizabeth, Benjamin Jr., Jenny or
Jane, Jonathan, Mary, and Thomas. I would like to gather
biographical information about Benjamin and Agnes and any
of their children. Thank you.
FLANDERS: Charles A. or James
Flanders in Waldo Co., ME. I am searching
for their wives and list of children of each. I am
hoping my grandmother, Ellen M. (Nellie) Flanders
(Flannery) born March 1849 in Waldo or near Bangor, ME.
and died bet. Nov. 7, 1910 and April 18, 1911 in
Hawthorne, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, who married Henry Hill
on 10 May 1875 in Silver City, NV. is a child of either
Charles A. or James Flanders of Waldo Co. Ellen M.
(Nellie) Flanders had a brother, M. Flanders born 1853 in
Maine and moved to Nevada by 1870 - was a miner in Gold
Hill, Storey Co., NV. in 1870, marr. by Nov. 1874 in Gold
Hill to a Nellie ? who was born March 1859 in CA.
M. and Ellen's father was born in Maine and their Mother
VERRILL/HART: Hannah VERRILL
m. 1858 in Monroe, Shepard HART.
They had one known child, George HART,
b. 1859. The family moved to Lowell, MA by 1868.
Shepard and Hannah probably divorced by 1870.
Desire to know what happened to Hannah and her son,
George. Thanks for any help.
ELLIS: Searching for
any record of my g.g. grandfather Elisha T. Ellis,
born 1815 in Maine, moved to Illinois in the 1840's.
There is a Elisha Ellis listed in Monroe, Maine in the
1840 Maine census, but I cannot be sure it is him.
He may have had a relative that came with him to Illinois
name Mirriam. The age listing for the 1840 census looks
like it could be him, but the census is just too vague.
Thank you for your help.
March 8, 1998
FOSTER: Searching for
the proof of death on Rachael Alice Foster,
b. 16 Sep, 1848, Montville. M. Almond W. Clements,
b. 10 Aug 1840 in Waldo, Me. She died 22 May 1919 in
Belfast, Me. I believe she is buried in the Belfast
cemetery (according to her granddaughter) . Can't
find proof. She was the second wife of Samuel
Kingsbury. She had two girls, Marie and
researching an ancestor who was born in Jackson, ME
in1819. I believe Jackson is in Waldo County.
Would vital records be available somewhere for
1819? I am searching for verification and parentage
of Levi Howard.
March 1, 1998
William, b. June 7, 1802 Beverly, Mass. m.
(third wife) Tabitha Tibbetts Curtis
b. Sept 23, 1824. William died June 11, 1873.
Tabitha died December 23, 1863, just one year
after her son Sam was b. December 23, 1862, in
Searsport. William and Tabitha both died in
Searsport. Sam Butman was my great grandfather.
Thanks for your help. Do you have available any
information on any of the Butmans who were sea captains
and sailors out of Beverly, Mass. and later from
Searsport? William Butman was my great-great
grandfather. He was born in Beverly, Mass. June 7,
1802 and moved to Searsport about 1830. He died
June 11, 1873. His son Sam Butman, Sr. was born at
Searsport December 23, 1862, and died in Taylor County,
TX May 11, 1856. The old Butman family home
remained in the family until after at least 1983. Thanks
for any information you can send me or anyone to whom you
can refer me for help finding out more about the Butman
WARREN: I am looking
for the father of Mark Bemis Warren born
1806 in Waldo, Maine or Bangor, Maine.
O'RILEY FITZGERALD: William
married in Monroe (VR) 30 Nov. 1821 Betsy Curtis
dau of Samuel and Elizabeth (Stimson) Curtis. William
died - disappeared before Dec 1827 when Betsy Curtis
FITZGERALD married Benjamin Ward as his 2nd wife. Betsy
& William had one son George Washington Riley
Fitzgerald was born in Monroe 4 Feb 1823. As he
was brought up in the Ward family. He was only
known as GW Riley. Any clue to gr.gr.gr.grandfather came
from - where did he go?
Would you please direct me to someone who may be able to
provide information on Stockton Lodge # 155, of which my
grandfather, Carl N. Dakin, was a member. I'm not
sure if it still exists. Thank you.
FRYE: Would like to
correspond with anyone researching or familiar with the
FRYE family in the Belfast, Belmont, Durham, Unity
areas. Jonathan FRYE m. Mercy WILSON
of Durham in 1813. Mercy's sister Mary m.Joseph
MACDONALD, but named one of her children Jonathan Frye
MACDONALD. This doesn't make sense. I have
quite a bit on the Frye family inherited from my
Grandmother, but I don't know why she accumulated it as I
don't see we're directly related. Need help from
someone who knows this family. Thank you.
February 15, 1998
AREY, W.A.; born 1850,
in Winterport ME. Son of W.R. and Laura S. Arey.This
family is said to be of Scotch descent. W.R. AREY, is
said to be a son, of a sea captain. W.R. AREY, is said to
have been part owner in a barque "L. Willis
Ridge". Looking for any info on this line.
PENDLETON: I am
interested in the Pendleton sea captains who were
descendants of Brian Pendleton as Phineas was. The
ones I know of in my direct line are Thomas Pendleton
(1718-1809), Gideon Pendleton (1751 -1847), and James
Gilkey Pendeton (1784-1867) - all who lived in
Isleborough for a large part of their lives. I am also
interested in any Gilkey, although I have no first name
to supply except maybe John. Thanks for any information
you can give.
GRANT, Elisha l799-l869:
I am trying to find out information on my ggg grandfather
Elisha GRANT. He married Sylvina
PHILBROOK of Islesboro March l7, l825 in Vinal
Haven, Maine. They later moved to Palmyra and then
to Otis. Their children are Harriet, Jason R.,
Daniel G.,Silvina A., Andrew N., Isaac N., Catherine,
Dama E., Adaline, and Clara A. GRANT born in
Islesboro. I'm trying to find out who his parents
were and where he was born, etc. Thanks for any
information you might share...
GROVER - I'm looking
for info on family of Charles Benjamin GROVER,
b. June 29, 1851 in Brooks, ME. Mother was Elmira
BAGLEY, what was father's name? Charles
and a brother (name?) were orphaned around age 12 and
went to live with a Bagley relative. Any info on
this would be helpful. Thank you .
any information on William Lords, born
abt 1795 in MA, now ME. Married Marinda/Maribah/Mary
B. Spencer March 5, 1812 in Belfast, (now)
Waldo, (now) Maine. Both died abt 1825 leaving at least 2
small children William Spencer Lords (Oct 13 1820) and
Maribah Lords (abt 1822). The children went to live
with an aunt. William Spencer Lords ran away at age
10 to join the army as a drummer boy. I would
appreciate any information on either William or Marinda -
birth, birth place, parents of either, death, or death
place. Thank you for any help.
February 6, 1998
CLARK: Am looking for
information about the family and ancestry of James
CLARK, (B. c1774, resided Northport,
Waldo), and Samuel CLARK (B. 1807,
February 1, 1998
READ: I'm looking for info on Nathan Read
of Belfast. (b. 1759). Thanks, Donna Reed, Santa
SMITH: looking for Ada
Louise Smith,b 1860 in ME, Belfast, Bucksport or
Parsonsfield possibly. m. Stephen F. Shackford Mar 21,
1878, in Eaton NH-who are her parents? siblings? (have
much info on 13 children) thank you
SMITH: Does anyone
know the death date and place of Simon Peter
Smith d. approx. 1865? Spouse of Mary H.
Larrabee. I think his father was Peter Smith from
Sanbornton N.H., but not sure. Thank you.
January 29, 1998
GILKEY: Is anything
known about the birthplace of John Gilkey
of Islesboro? (b. approx 1740).
CLEWLEY: I was
searching the net by the surname of "Clewley"
and came across your website. What a wonderful service
you are offering by the way! I would love to have any
information you possess on this family name. I had
thought that the name had origins in Westphalia Germany
so I'm very interested in the "French
Connection" found in Waldo County. Thank you,
KNOWLTON: I'm looking
for the ancester of Percival L Knowlton
born abt 1900 in Liberty, married Lila Daggett born 1896
died 1975 & Violet French or Whitter 5/9/1923. Percy
had two sons Desmond & Lewis. Percy's father might be
Ernest Knowlton. Thank You. Ray Henshall
January 18, 1998
Allen Jones born in 1820 (where?), died 24 Mar
1862 in Lincolnville. Married Fannie Tower
Milliken who was also born in
Lincolnville 18 July 1818 and died in Nov 1889 in
Lincolnville. Elisha's father was Samuel Jones
born 1794 in New Hampshire.He married Abigail,b. 1798, in
1819 in New Hampshire.
December 30, 1997
RICH left Jackson Me. abt 1820, moved to
Charleston Me..Married to Emma BODEN.
The family was originally from Truro Mass. His parents,
Lemuel RICH and Elizabeth CATES moved to Gorham Me. abt
1763. Looking for any information on Amos or other RICH
family members in Jackson Me. Thanks!
HOLLIS: I am searching
for information on the parentage of my GGGG Grandfather Moses
Hollis, (b 1778 where?) who settled at Unity,
Me. about 1800. His wife's name was Margaret__(?)___ .
They produced 9 or 10 children. In 1832 his son Solomon
(b.1811) married Rachel,d/o Josiah Segar and Jane
Meserve. Their son Charles Hollis served in the 143rd NY
regt. during the Civil War. Moses wife Margaret died in
1832 and Moses married a second time, an Elizabeth
Roberts of Brooks, Me. and produced a second family of
four children between 1834 and 1840. Anyone having or
needing information on the Hollises.
December 7, 1997
FENDERSON: I have just
learned (thanks to John Haldane) that my Fenderson
connection is to Monroe, Waldo County. I am seeking
ancestors and descendants of Ivery Elijah
FENDERSON b. 04 Jan 1803 and his wife Lydia
CLEMENTS b. 28 Oct 1807, d/o Elijah
CLEMENTS and Elizabeth HILL. Parents of Ivery could be
John FENDERSON and Keziah CROXFORD. Thank you.
November 30, 1997
H. and Almira DAVIS lived in Waldo co., Palermo
twp. in 1850 (census record). They were m. 25 May 1845 in
Penobscot co. Almira's maiden name was MERRILL. Was she a
daughter of Francis MERRILL who, according to 1840 census
record, lived in Bangor, ME. Who were the children of
Francis MERRILL 'itemized' in 1840 census? John and
Almira went to Morgan co., Windsor twp., OH abt. 1858-59.
Abt. 1869 they travelled on to Stearns co., MN where they
remained. Am interested in finding the parents of John
and Almira. His parents b. in ME. Her father b. ME,
mother b. NH. Also desire more information on cluster
migration of DAVIS & MERRILL families to MN.
am looking for the birth record of my great-grandfather Virgil
L. Hall. From my grandfathers birth certificate
(Cecil L. Hall), he was listed as a grain dealer with
residence and birthplace as Belfast. I am guessing his
age at 20-30 which would put his birth year from
1877-1887. Appreciate any assistance provided.
My grandfather Captain John McLellan or
(McLennan), a Cape Horner, was born in May
8th,1853 in, or around, Portland, Maine. He ran away to
sea as a cabin boy, and eventually worked his way up to
first mate on a Clipper Ship (name unknown) and became
Captain when the ship's Captain became ill. My
grandfather brought the tea back in time and was given
command of a ship. We are looking for any record of his
life as a Clipper Ship Captain and any record of ships
which he may have sailed. Unfortunately, his Captain's
Logs were lost long ago. His last name was McLellan, but
he may have used at one time the name 'McLennan'. Any
information would be deeply appreciated.
Under Maine cemeteries in the town of Frankfort was
listed Wiswell Cemetery. I need help in locating the
following individuals that are part of my family research
if you have the cemetery listings:
November 22, 1997
November 11, 1997