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KNOWLEN
I have been researching my KNOWLEN name and am stuck.  I have found my ggg-grandfather Thomas KNOWLEN (NOLAN); his wife was Martha BOOBER.  They had 12 children and I am descended from their firstborn John.  Thomas and Martha lived in Passadumkeag in 1825 when Thomas went north to hunt furs.  He was killed and his body found in the spring and was buried in an unmarked grave.  We have traced 3 of the 12 children and have leads on at least 2 more.  Martha remarried after Thomas died to a man named MORRISON.  My brother talked to someone who says he had recently seen KNOWLENs in Dover-Foxcroft.  Does anyone know of any and if so, would they help put me in touch.

Aubrey Knowlen, 80 Brackett Road, Gorham ME  04013
Phone (207) 839-4769
E-Mail:  aknowlen@maine.rr.com


DOORE / TEWSKBURY
Looking for some history of Dudley DOORE of Atkinson, Maine.  Civil War Vet (14th Maine Infantry).  He m. Judith TEWKSBURY on 24 Dec 1869.  Of the 5 (that I know of) Piscataquis DOOREs who went to war:  James and Osley died of disease on the Gulf Coast, Henry died in battle, Clarence was badly wounded, and Dudley I have no history on.  All were grandsons of Joel DOORE and Hannah HUSSEY of Atkinson.

James H. Doore, Fairbanks, AK
E-Mail:  jim.doore@gmail.com


GERRISH
John GERRISH (b. 28 Jan 1799, d. 30 Dec 1885) and Abigail ROGERS GERRISH (b. 08 Aug 1800, d. 13 Nov. 1884), both buried in Dover-Foxcroft.  Have been able to find quite a bit about Abigail, but have met a brick wall when it comes to John.  Looking for any info on him, particularly birthplace and parents.

Mrs. Vaughn Carter Gerrish, 100 Oakmont Lane #206, Belleair FL  33756
E-Mail:  MRGVCG@aol.com


SAWYER
Looking for information about the family of Joseph Coffin SAWYER and his descendants, including Ora SAWYER and wife Lizzie of Dover-Foxcroft.  Ora and Lizzie SAWYER lived in Dover-Foxcroft on Lincoln Street.  They were married in 1902 and celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 1952 at Central Grange.  Any information or remembrances would be appreciated.

Judy Sawyer, PO Box 1246, Newport VT  05855


CROSIER
Seeking data re: Maria MOSES and William CROSIER who married 14 Aug 1856.  1860 census shows them in Milo with children.  A Sebec record shows different spelling for Maria's last name.  Is this the same William CROSIER who later married to Mary E. WILLARD and had a family in Brownville where they can be found in later census reports?  Mary WILLARD CROSIER's obit says Wyvil was a stepson which leads me to believe William's 1st marriage could have been to this Maria.  I've contacted CROZIER's desc. but perhaps a WILLARD or MOSES researcher has the date of Mary's marriage or some info re: Maria.  Looking for primary documentation.  Any leads appreciated.

Kaye Sakahara
E-Mail:  sakahara@kynd.net


PRATT
Looking for info on Earnest PRATT, age 8, who was living with the Lorin TOWNE family in Sebec in 1880 census.  Could there be a connection to Sanford TOWNE's wife Edith PRATT?  Sandford and Lorin TOWNE were brothers and lived next to each other in 1880.

Katherine Tweedie
E-Mail:  k_tweedie@yahoo.com


STILSON
Looking for any info on STILSON family who came from Harmony, Maine; lived in Parkman, Maine, and then Cambridge.  Alfred, Eli and Fred seem to be the common first names in this family.

Joan
E-Mail:  Joan485228@aol.com


DOER / DOVER
Seeking info on Mr. DOER who m. Mrs. Emily / Emeline (PITCHER) BIRDSEY, divorcess, age 50s, of Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois, sometime around 1900.  [Note: Maine State Archives Marriage Index shows a Frank W. DOVER of Dover m. Emma PITCHER of Dixon, Illinois, on 2 Aug 1904.

Wendy Fjelstad
E-Mail:  fjelly@chorus.net


PRATT / TOWNE
Seeking info on parents of Edith PRATT (1851-1895), wife of Sanford C. TOWNE (1839-1896).  Lived in Sebec; buried in Harriman Cemetery in Sebec.

Katherine Tweedie
E-Mail:  k_tweedie@yahoo.com


WYMAN / TOWNE
Seeking info on parents of Mary Ann WYMAN (1811-1884), wife of Alvin TOWNE (1802-1864).  Lived in Dover and Sebec buried in Harriman Cemetery in Sebec.

Katherine Tweedie
E-Mail:  k_tweedie@yahoo.com


GREELEY
Seeking info on descendants of Daniel and Sarah (GIBBS) GREELEY, m. 1805 in Orono, Maine; moved to Foxcroft abt. 1810; 8 children.

Dale W. Mower, 185 Norfolk Street, Bangor ME  04401
E-Mail:  dale@mower-family.com


MANSFIELD
Seeking info on descendants of Daniel and Mary "Polly" (GIBBS) MANSFIELD.  He was b. 1768, she was b. 1780); 10 children.

Dale W. Mower, 185 Norfolk Street, Bangor ME  04401
E-Mail:  dale@mower-family.com


PAUL
Seeking info on descendants of Silas and Rowena (MANSFIELD) PAUL.  Both b. 1806); 2 children b. in Foxcroft, Joel and Lydia.  Rowena d. 1844.  Silas then m. her sister Jane MANSFIELD; they had 6 children.

Dale W. Mower, 185 Norfolk Street, Bangor ME  04401
E-Mail:  dale@mower-family.com