Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bible of John Jay McClellan and Lydia Gilman (Redington) McClellan of Skowhegan, Maine


Bible that belonged to Lydia Gilman (Redington) McClellan with entries from her first marriage to John Jay McClellan.  The last entry is that of her daughter Emily, who died in 1861.

A note from the Bible's seller indicates that the McClellans lived on Clinton Street in Brooklyn and spent summers at the summer residence of Lydia's tea magnate grandfather, presumably Nathaniel Gilman.  Nathaniel's son George founded the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

Four years later John Jay McClellan would die, but that fact is not reflected in the Bible, nor Lydia's subsequent marriage to a Mr. Bradford, who was identified in one source online as homeopathic doctor Thomas Lindsley Bradford, who practiced medicine in Skowhegan before leaving the State about 1877.  They divorced - but I haven't found a record of either the marriage or the divorce.   A brief online biography of Dr. Bradford mentions only a wife he married in the 1880s.


The Bible, which measures approximately 11-1/2" by 8-1/2" by nearly 2", was published by Lamport, Blakeman & Law of 8 Park Place, New York, New York.


Entries in the Bible include:
  • Marriage of John J. McClellan and Lydia G. Redington on January 1, 1851
  • Birth of John Jay McClellan on December 28, 1822 [son of Judah Alden McClellan and Elizabeth (White) McClellan]
  • Birth of Lydia Gilman Redington on August 24, 1832 [though that last digit is hard to decipher] [daughter of Isaac Redington and Elizabeth (Gilman) Redington
  • Birth and death of Emily Redington McClellan, born October 31, 1852; died March 13, 1861.  The death entry contains notes that she died while on a visit at Waterville, Maine, with her mother, and that the body was returned to Brooklyn, New York, to be buried in the Gilman tomb at the Green-Wood Cemetery.  Her body may have been returned to Maine at some point, as she's listed on the burial record of her parents and noted as being buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Waterville, Maine, though perhaps just named on the stone.  Note that this record gives her father's birth year as 1823.
  • Birth of John Redington McClellan on December 8, 1854  [benefactor of Redington Memorial Home, named for Lydia Gilman (Redington) McClellan Bradford.






Tucked in the Bible:


If you have information on the McClellan, White, Redington or Gilman families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bible of Dr. Albert Franklin Piper & Martha Verenna (Eaton) Piper of Rockport, Maine


Bible of Dr. Albert Franklin Piper and Martha Verrenna (Eaton) Piper of Rockport, Maine.


The Bible, which measures approximately 12" by 9-3/4" by 3", was printed by Ziegler & McCurdy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; and Springfield, Massachusetts.  It contains four pages of entries of Piper family history, as well as a scrap of paper with information on the Eaton family.

Marriages Pages [separated by a Births page]:


  • Albert Franklin Piper of Rockport in Camden and Martha Verrenna Eaton, both of Rockport in Camden, married on August 24, 1872 at Belfast, Maine


  • Caroline V. E. Piper and William Thomas Brastow, Married Tuesday June 18th, 1901 at Rockport Residence of Dr. Piper.  Ceremony Rev. T. E. Brastow
  • May F. Piper and Walter Hastings Webling of London England.  Married July 17, 1901 at Portland.  Residence of Hon. F. E. Richards.  Dean Sills performed ceremony

Births Page:


  • Caroline V. Eaton Piper, born Saturday, September 27, 1873
  • Susie Louise Piper, born Wednesday, December 8, 1875
  • May Franklin Piper, born Monday, May 1, 1878
  • Walter Hastings Webling, Jr., born July 9, 1902 in Brockley, London, England on Adelaide Road, No. 31, at the residence of Mrs. Sophie Webling.  Son of Walter Hastings Webling and May Franklin (Piper) Eaton
  • Thomas Franklin Brastow, born March 19, 1906, son of William Thomas Brastow and Caroline V. (Eaton) Brastow

Deaths Page:


  • Susie Louise Piper, Died April 17, 1885, age 9 years 4 mos 9 days.  Friday, five o'clock (Rheumatism Heart)
  • May Franklin (Piper) Webling.  Died Saturday night eleven o'clock & thirty five minutes.  August 13th, 1904.  age 26 years 3 mos. 12 days.  (Pernicious Anemia)
  • Albert Franklin Piper, M.D., Died Thursday night, June 21, 1906 at twelve o'clock, age 54 years 10 mos. and 19 days. (sufferer from Bright's disease 18 years (Shock or Euremic convulsions) result of B. disease

The paper scrap with Eaton family history:


  • Father, Dr. Eaton [Hosea Ballou Eaton] died Monday April 19, 1887.  65 years, 3 weeks.
  • Mother, Martha W. Eaton [Martha W. (White) Eaton] Died December 5, 1903, 82 years 1 month.
  • Thomas Glover Eaton died in San Diego, California, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1893.  Born February 17, 1858
  • Hosea Ballou Eaton, Born September 17, 1855
  • Martha Verrenna Eaton [future wife of Dr. Albert Franklin Piper], Born January 8, 1853
  • John Parker Eaton, Born [left blank]

If you have more information on the Piper, Eaton, Brastow and Webling families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Bible of Deacon Luther Ames Phillips and Wives Elsa (Trott) and Lavinia Illsley (Noyes) Phillips of Orland, Maine


Bible of Deacon Luther Ames Phillips and wives Elsa (Trott) Phillips and Lovinia Illsley (Noyes) Phillips of Orland, Maine.

Lavinia's name was written as Livonia [although it looks more like Libonia] in her son Frederick Illsley Phillips' application for the Sons of the American Revolution.

The Bible, which measures about 11" by 9" by 3", is in poor condition with missing, crumpled, and torn pages.  The general title page and the title page for the Old Testament are missing.  Below, the title page of the New Testament.


Pasted onto the inside back cover is a sheet with marriage dates and birth dates for Luther Ames Philips and his wives.  There's a torn clipping, which appears to have been an obituary for Luther Ames Phillips and a paper scrap that indicates the Bible was to be passed on to grandson Luther Savage Philips, upon the death of his half-uncle Francis Phillips.


Marriages:
  • Luther Phillips & Elsa Trott: February 28, 1823
  • Luther Phillips & Lavinia I. Noyes: February 5, 1845
Births:
  • Luther Phillips, born May 3, 1801
  • Elsa Trott, born February 7, 1802
  • Lavinia I. Noyes, born April 20, 1819



Note dated April 20, 1895 at Hancock, Maine, indicating that upon the death of Francis Phillips, the Bible was to be passed on to Luther Savage Phillips, son of Frederick Illsley Phillips and Cora J. (Savage) Phillips.


From online research, I found that Deacon Luther Ames Phillips had several children with each wife; sadly, that information is not recorded in the Bible.

If you have information on the Phillips, Trott and/or Noyes families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Scrap of Paper with Information on Dr. Hosea Ballou Eaton, wife Martha White (Glover) Eaton and Children; Rockport, Maine


Scrap of paper with genealogical information on Dr. Hosea Ballou Eaton and Martha White (Glover) Eaton and their four children, all born at Rockport, Maine.  The paper was tucked in the Bible of Dr. Albert Franklin Piper and wife Martha V. (Eaton) Piper of Rockport, Maine.

Dr. Hosea Ballou Eaton, an 1845 graduate of the medical school at Bowdoin College, was born March 22, 1822 at Plymouth, Maine, the son of Parker Eaton and Mary Seymor, according to a record in Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900.  Dr. Eaton died, as the above paper shows, on Monday, April 19, 1887 at the age of 65 years and 3 months.

According to her Maine Birth Record, Martha White (Glover) Eaton was born November 5, 1821 at Vinalhaven, Maine, daughter of Capt. John Glover and Martha (White) Glover.  As the above paper shows, Martha White (Glover) Eaton died on December 5, 1903, at the age of 82 years, 1 month.  They're buried in the

Children of Dr. Hosea Ballou Eaton and Martha White (Glover) Eaton, as listed on the paper above, not in birth order:  [birth records from Maine Birth Records, 1739-1900]
  • Thomas Glover Eaton, born February 17, 1858 at Rockport, Maine; the paper above shows that he died in San Diego, California, Tuesday, December 12, 1893.  Became a lawyer.
  • Hosea Ballou Eaton, born September 17, 1855 at Rockport, Maine; became a doctor and practiced with his father
  • Martha Verrenna Eaton, born January 8, 1853 at Rockport, Maine; married Dr. Albert Franklin Piper of Thomaston, Maine
  • John Parker Eaton, born [left blank]. His Maine birth record shows that he was born on November 21, 1849 at Rockport, Maine.  He died in 1852, although I haven't found a record to that effect.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources:
FamilySearch.com
U.S. Federal Censuses
History of Penobscot County, Maine, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches


Friday, October 6, 2017

Bible of Bethuel Stearns & Sally (Butterfield) Stearns; passed to Timothy Woodward and Polly (Butterfield) Woodward; Wilton, Maine


Bible that belonged to Bethuel Stearns and wife Sally (Butterfield) Stearns and then passed to ownership by Timothy Woodward and wives Polly (Butterfield) Woodward and Jane (Averill) Woodward, all of whom lived at Wilton, Maine.

A paper tucked in the Bible and written by Juliette S. Abbott and C. H. Abbott in 1926 indicates that the Bible was tendered to Timothy Woodward about 1830 as part payment of a debt.  The same paper has information on Timothy's son Miranda Woodward and his wife Sarah D. (Dascombe) Woodward, who died of typhoid fever in 1867, and their son Henry Woodward and wife Melvina (Chandler) Woodward.


The Bible was printed in 1818 by the Collins and Company of New York; stereotyped by B. & J. Collins.  It measures approximately 11" by 9" by 3-1/2".  Four family records pages have entries.


Marriages:



"Bethuel Stearns Married in Wilton, Maine, Sally Butterfield December 27th 1803 by Eben. Eaton Esq."

Births, page 1



  • Bethuel Stearns, born July 4, 1780 in Easton, Massachusetts
  • Sally Butterfield, born November 27, 1782 in Wilton, New Hampshire
  • Bethuel Melvin Stearns, born September 25, 1804 in Wilton, Maine
  • Sally Wild Stearns, born February 23, 1806 in Temple, Maine
  • Lewis Ellison Stearns, born August 6, 1807 in Wilton, Maine
  • Albert Ervin Stearns, born January 19, 1809 in Wilton, Maine
  • Sally Butterfield Stearns, born May 10, 1812 in Wilton, Maine
  • William Hiram Stearns, born August 21, 1813 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • George Pickering Stearns, born October 30, 1814 in Wilton, Maine
  • Charles Westley Stearns, born November 27, 1818 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salome Davis Stearns, born July 20, 1819, in Wilton, Maine
  • Climena Rainey Stearns, a twin, born February 10, 1821 in Wilton, Maine [could be the 15th]
  • Claricy Hillman Stearns, a twin, born February 10, 1821 in Wilton, Maine [could be the 15th]
  • Thaddeus Constantine Sobieski Stearns, born April 4, 1823 in Wilton, Maine
  • Pembroke Somerset Beaufort Stearns, born May 22, 1824 in Wilton, Maine

Births, page 2



  • Timothy Woodward, born January 11, 1780 at Dunstable, Massachusetts
  • Polly Butterfield, first wife, born April 17, 1782 in Dunstable, Massachusetts
  • Charles Woodward, born January 7, 1804 in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
  • Mary Woodward, born October 23, 1805 in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
  • Asenath B. Woodward, born April 19, 1808 in Dunstable, Massachusetts
  • Oscar Woodward, born December 29, 1810 in Wilton, Maine
  • Miranda Woodward, born September 21, 1813 in Wilton, Maine
  • Sally Woodward, born July 31, 1816 in Wilton, Maine
  • Frederick Augustus Woodward, born February 18, 1818 in Wilton, Maine
  • Jane (Averill) Woodward, second wife, born September 7, 1788 in Greenfield, New Hampshire
  • Erasmus Darwin Woodward, born May 2, 1822 in Wilton, Maine
  • Charles Laurens Woodward, born July 3, 1823 in Wilton, Maine; not sure of middle name
  • Eugene Byron Woodward, born October 9, 1826 in Wilton, Maine

Deaths



  • Sally Wild Stearns, died June 14, 1806 in Wilton, Maine
  • William Hiram Stearns, died September 8, 1813 in Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Polly (Butterfield) Woodward, died October 8, 1819 in Wilton, Maine
  • Charles Woodward, died November 26, 1819 in Wilton, Maine
  • Mary Woodward, died December 8, 1819 in Wilton, Maine
  • Eugene Byron Woodward, died October 10, 1827 in Wilton, Maine
  • Frederick Augustus Woodward, died August 16, 1849 in Winthrop, Maine
  • Asenath B. (Woodward) Perham, died September 4, 1862 in Wilton, Maine
  • Jane (Averill) Woodward, died October 21, 1858 in Wilton, Maine
  • Timothy Woodward, died October 30, 1871 in Wilton, Maine
  • Miranda Woodward, died October 27, 1910 in Wilton, Maine
  • Sally (Woodward) Johnson, died June 1865 in Turner, Maine

If you have insights to share on these families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Another item tucked in the Bible is a frustratingly blank form for the entry of children of the "Early Settlers of Tyngtown" (now Wilton), Maine.  Perhaps a reader has information on this project?





Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1860s Autograph Album of Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine; while student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine


1862-1868 autograph album that belonged to Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine, with many inscriptions from her fellow students at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine.

See other posts that feature Maine Wesleyan Seminary items:
1860s/1870s Autograph Album of Student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary & Female College at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine; Presumably Owned by John Howard Chandler
1919 Photograph of Halbert Keith Swift in Uniform at Kents Hill School at Readfield, Maine

Several inscriptions in this album were made by Anna's relatives at Winchendon, Massachusetts, and Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.

The first end paper carries Anna's name, as well as the names of her siblings Wallace Collins and Jennie Collins.


The album measures approximately 8" by 5-1/2" and contains the sentiments of around 120 of Anna's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Anna Augusta Collins was born in 1845, the daughter of Sea Captain Jason Collins and Louise C. (Kenniston) Collins of Gardiner, Maine.  Read more about Captain Jason Collins, who owned the Kennebec Steamboat Company and was president of the Boothbay Steamboat Company, here.

I don't believe Anna ever married.  Her death record indicates that she was an artist.  Anna died at Gardiner, Maine, at age 68 on August 19, 1913.  She and other family members are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Gardiner, Maine.

Many pages bear the inscriptions of more than one person, some as many as six.  Below, facing pages of six inscriptions each.


Surnames in the Album


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? [5]FFairbankQQuint
AAbbottFarrarRRiggs
Allan [2]FosterRobinson
AllenFrenchRuggles
AndrewsFullamRyonson
AnthonyFuller [2]SSanborn [3]
ArmstrongGGodding [2]Sanderson
AtkinsGreeneScott
AtwoodHHale [2]Seavy [2]
BBarkerHallSewall
BarrellHallowellSpringer [2]
BeamanHatch [2]Stark
BeanHodgdonStevens
Beedy [2]HunnicuttStratton
BlakeHuntonStraw
Boardman [2]HydeStuart
BradleyJJackinsTThornton
BrooksJosselynTrott
BrownKKemptonWWestcott
BryantKing [2]Whitcomb
ButlerMMarston [2]White
CCarterMcCauslandWhitehurst
ChamberlainMcLaughlinWhitman
ChaseMcNearWhittemore
Collins [7]MitchellWing
Cox [2]Munger [3]Woodward
CummingsNNorton
DDay [2]PPalmer
DrummondPartridge
DunnPercival [2]
EEastmanPerley
EscobioPerry [5]
Philbrick
Pitkin

Inscribers in the Album
  • H. L. B.; album owner's cousin.  Possibly the H. L. Boardman of Winchendon, Massachusetts, who inscribed another page in 1862; believed to be Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, wife of inscriber Moses Brown Boardman
  • ? from Portland, Maine; Inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on February 16, 1864
  • L. S. S. L. C. A. A. A. A. C. E. S.  B.S S. B. & Co.  Next door W of zno. 7 - N or No. 6 - S. W. of No. 8, College Block.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Dinah, Class of 1864; inscribed on February 2, either 1863 or 1864.  Shared the page with a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb; Helen Atkins; Louise M. Greene
  • "Dollie"; photograph.  On a page with autographs of Dinah; Angie Whitcomb; Helen Atkins; and Louise M. Greene
  • Bert Abbott of Auburndale, Massachusetts; presumably Albert A. Abbott.  Shared the page with Augusta M. Hyde
  • Mar. U. Allan of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at College Block No. 2x [hard to interpret the second digit] during the Spring Term of 1863.  Shown as Mary U. Allan in the 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with Clara E. Perry and John Hatch
  • Theo M. Allan of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 30, 1863.  Theodore M. Allan.  Shared the page with J. Martin Fuller and William H. Anthony
  • Louise Allen of Wilton, Maine.  Louise F. Allen.  Shared the page with Jennie Thornton and Faustina Butler
  • Eliza A. Andrews; inscribed at Readfield, Maine, at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, in March 1863.  She was from Gardiner, Maine.
  • William H. Anthony of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on May 30, 1863.  Shared the page with J. Martin Fuller and Theodore M. Allan
  • Fannie Armstrong of Winthrop, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill during the Spring Term of 1863.  Perhaps Mary Frances Armstrong
  • Helen Atkins of Augusta, Maine, inscribed on May 16, 1863 at Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb and Louise M. Greene
  • Hattie Atwood of Fairfield Maine.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Illathera Barker of Dresden, Maine.  Shared the page with Clarence R. Whitman
  • Charles F. Barrelle of Waterville, Maine; name appears as Charles F. Barrell in the 1864 Maine Wesleyan Seminary catalog.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, William L. Bradley and Charles F. Trott
  • Hattie C. Beaman; presumably the Hattie C. Beaman of Winchendon, Massachusetts
  • N. S. Bean of Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 28, 1863.  Nelson S. Bean.  Shared the page with Nellie M. Marston
  • Clara A. T. Beedy of Farmington, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 16, no year written, but presumably 1863.  Shared the page with Emily E. Beedy and Edward P. Brooks
  • Emily E. Beedy of Farmington, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill on May 16, 1863 at Maine Wesley Seminary and Female College.  Shared the page with Clara A. T. Beedy and Edward P. Brooks
  • Charles B. Blake of Turner, Maine.  Shared the page with Lindley M. Stuart; Carlos E. Kempton; and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • H. L. Boardman; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 13, 1862; presumably Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, wife of inscriber Moses Brown Boardman
  • Moses Brown Boardman of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 13, 1862; husband of Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, Anna's cousin
  • W. L. Bradley of Portland, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 30, 1863.  William L. Bradley.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, Charles F. Barrell(e) and Charles F. Trott
  • Edward P. Brooks of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College on June 1, 1863.  Shared the page with Emily E. Beedy and Clara A. T. Beedy
  • Charlie A. Brown of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed in 1862
  • W. H. Bryant of South Windsor, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on June 2, 1863.  William H. Bryant.  Shared the page with Susan J. Percival
  • Faustina Butler of Dead River, Maine; listed in the 1863 school catalog as Fostina Butler.  Shared the page with Jennie Thornton and Louise Allen
  • Sarah C. Carter of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; inscribed on March 31, 1862
  • D. C. Chamberlain of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 17, 1862
  • A. Fitzroy Chase of Paris, Maine; inscribed on May 29, 1863.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson; Ellen M. Hatch and Ellen M. Percival
  • Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine; presumably the album owner.  Her name appears on the first end paper, along with that of her siblings Wallace Collins and Jennie Collins
  • Collins Sanborn Co, No. 7 College Block, Milk Dealer.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Dellie Collins; presumably Idelia Collins, sister of Anna A. Collins.  Shared the page with L. B. Collins, Abbie S. Fuller and Georgia Mitchell
  • Jennie Collins; her name appears on the first end paper; sister of presumed album owner Anna A. Collins
  • L. B. Collins; possibly Blanche L. Collins, sister of Anna A. Collins.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins; Abbie S. Fuller and Georgia Mitchell
  • M. R Collins of Gardiner, Maine; possibly Mary R. Collins.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Wallace Collins; his name appears on the first end paper; brother of presumed album owner Anna A. Collins
  • Annie Flagg Cox of Pittston, Maine; inscribed on May 20, 1863.  Shared the page with Mellie M. Cox
  • Mellie M. Cox of Pittston, Maine; inscribed at "College".  Shared the page with Annie Flagg Cox
  • Mary E. Cummings; inscribed on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with Charles L. Marston and H. Leonard Hall
  • Leander H. Day of Brunswick, Maine; inscribed on May 30, 1863.  Shared the page with Nancie E. Hunton
  • Lizzie A. Day of Woolwich, Maine.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Emma J. Drummond of Bath, Maine.  Shared the page with Annie E. Ruggles and Samuel Springer
  • R. W. Dunn of Waterville, Maine; R. Wesley Dunn.  Shared the page with Ellen M. Seavy and Emery A. Sanborn
  • E. S. Eastman of Chicago, Illinois, inscribed on September 13, 1872.  Shared the page with Ellen S. Fullam and Charles E. French
  • Leo Escobio of Sacarapa, Maine.  Leopoldo Escobia of Asturias and Salamanca, Spain, who attended Gorham Seminary and Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Saccarappa is the modern spelling, to denote a village in Westbrook, Maine.  Shared the page with H. A. McCausland
  • Ellen Fairbank of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 21, 1862
  • Mary Farrar of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 21, 1862
  • Jennie Foster of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 27, 1868
  • Charles E. French of North Anson, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on June 1, 1863.  Shared the page with E. S. Eastman and Ellen S. Fullam
  • Ellen S. Fullam of Boston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with E. S. Eastman and Charles E. French
  •  J. Martin Fuller of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary in 1863.  Shared the page with Theodore M. Allan and William H. Anthony
  • Abbie S. Fuller of Augusta, Maine; inscribed in May 1863.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins, L. B. Collins and Georgia Mitchell
  • Alvah Godding; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1862.  Shared the page with George J. S. Hunnicutt and Daniel H. Straw
  • Mary W. Godding; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 19 [or 17], 1862
  • Louise M. Greene of Peru, Maine; inscribed at No. 30 College Block of Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb; and Helen Atkins
  • Ella Hale; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with John Hale.
  • John Hale; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with Ella Hale
  • H. L. Hall of Portland, Maine; inscribed on February 19, 1864.  H. Leonard Hall.  Shared the page with Charles L. Marston and Mary E. Cummings
  • A. L. Hallowell of Thomaston, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Abbie L. Hallowell.  Shared the page with Frank J. Norton and Pauline King
  • Ellen M. Hatch of Sanford, Maine.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson; A. Fitzroy Chase and Ellen M. Percival
  • John Hatch of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, on February 14, 1864, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Perhaps the John D. Hatch of Portland, Maine, who was listed in the 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with Mary U. Allan and Clara E. Perry
  • Sue Hodgdon of Augusta, Maine.  Susan J. V. Hodgdon.  Shared the page with Margie E. Jackins and Alice M. White
  • George J. S. Hunnicutt of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Shared the page with Alvah Godding and Daniel H. Straw
  • Nancie E. Hunton of Readfield, Maine.  Shared the page with Leander H. Day
  • Augusta M. Hyde of Portland, Maine; inscribed on May 27, 1863; Teacher of Piano Music at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute.  Shared the page with Albert A. Abbott, "Bert"
  • Margie E. Jackins of Gardiner, Maine.  Shared the page with Alice M. White and Susan J. V. Hodgdon
  • T. A. Josselyn of Phillips, Maine; inscribed on May 30, 1863; C. Puppee.  Theodore A. Josselyn.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Carlos E. Kempton of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 13, 1864.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Lindley M. Stuart and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • Paulie King; presumably Pauline King of Oxford, Maine, a student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary
  • Pauline King of Oxford, Maine; inscribed at College Block No. 9 on January 25, 1864.  Shared the page with Abbie L. Hallowell and Frank J. Norton
  • C. L. Marston of North Yarmouth, Maine.  Charles L. Marston.  Shared the page with Mary E. Cummings and H. Leonard Hall
  • Nellie M. Marston of North Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on May 20, 1863.  Ellen M. Marston.  Shared the page with Nelson S. Bean
  • H. A. McCausland of Farmingdale, Maine.  Shared the page with Leopoldo Escobio of Salamanca, Spain
  • C. M. McLaughlin of Bangor, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on February 14 [no year written, but presumably 1863 or 1864].  Medville C. McLaughlin, as listed in an 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with A. Celia Munger and George H. Woodward
  • Thomas W. McNear of Wiscasset, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 13, 1864, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with William Ryonson
  • Georgia Mitchell of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at College, Block No. 31.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins, L. B. Collins and Abbie S. Fuller
  • A. Celia Munger; inscribed at Gardiner, Maine, on February 25, 1863.  Shared the page with Medville C. McLaughlin and George H. Woodward
  • C. Munger; inscribed at Gardiner, Maine, in February 1863
  • Charles D. Munger of Portland, Maine; inscribed on June 3, 1863.  Shared the page with Frank Perry
  • F. J. Norton of Readfield, Maine; inscribed on May 30, no year written, but presumably 1863 or 1864.  Frank J. Norton.  Shared the page with Abbie L. Hallowell and Pauline King
  • Sarah H. Palmer of Fisherville, Connecticut, inscribed on May 27, 1863.   Shared the page with Mary F. Scott
  • William E. Partridge of Rockland, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill, Maine.  Shared the page with Somers Sewall and Charles D. Springer
  • Ellen M. Percival of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson, A. Fitzroy Chase and Ellen M. Hatch
  • Sue Percival of Waterville, Maine.  Susan J. Percival.  Shared the page with William H. Bryant
  • J. Perley of Unity, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on April 14, 1863.  Presumably Roscoe J. Perley
  • Clara E. Perry of Gardiner, Maine; inscribed during the Spring Term of 1863.  Shared the page with Mary U. Allan and John Hatch
  • David Perry of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; husband of inscriber Sophia Perry.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Edw. A. Perry of Oxford, Maine; inscribed at Female College on May 30, 1863.  Edwin A. Perry.  Shared the page with William L. Bradley, Charles F. Barrell(e) and Charles F. Trott
  • Frank Perry of Kents Hill, Maine; perhaps Frank D. Perry of FItzwilliam, New Hampshire, while a student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with Charles D. Munger
  • Sophia Perry; wife of inscriber David Perry of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Samuel M. Philbrick of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Lindley M. Stuart; and Carlos E. Kempton
  • Emma Pitkin; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, in 1862
  • C. A. Quint of Bowdoinham, Maine.  Charles A. Quint.  Shared the page with Emma M. Whittemore
  • Mary E. Riggs of Augusta, Maine, inscribed on March 21, 1863.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Phronie Robinson of Kents Hill, Maine; inscribed on May 27, 1863; presumably Sophronia Robinson.  Teacher of Drawing and Painting at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with A. Fitzroy Chase; Ellen M. Hatch and Ellen M. Percival
  • Annie Ruggles of Carmel, Maine.  Annie E. Ruggles.  Shared the page with Emma J. Drummond and Samuel Springer
  • William Ryonson of Brunswick, Maine; William R. Ryonson.  Shared the page with Thomas W. McNear
  • E. A. Sanborn of East Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on June 4, 1863, at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Emery A. Sanborn.  Shared the page with R. Wesley Dunn and Ellen M. Seavy
  • Lizzie Sanborn of East Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute, College Block No. 7
  • Lizzie Sanborn of Readfield, Maine.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Ross Sanderson; inscribed on June 3, 1863; presumably Roscoe Sanderson of Farmington, Maine.  Shared the page with Amos C. Stark
  •  Mary F. Scott; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on May 26, 1863.  Shared the page with Sarah H. Palmer
  • Ellen M. Seavy of Essex Street, presumably Bangor, Maine, sister of inscriber Hattie E. Seavy.  Shared the page with R. Wesley Dunn and Emery A. Sanborn
  • Hattie E. Seavy of Essex Street; presumably the Harriet E. Seavy of Essex Street, Bangor, Maine.  Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Somers Sewall of Mobile, Alabama.  Shared the page with William E. Partridge and Charles D. Springer
  • Charles D. Springer of Bath, Maine.  Shared the page with Somers Sewall and William E. Partridge
  • Samuel Springer of Chicago, Illinois.  Shared the page with Annie E. Ruggles and Emma J. Drummond
  • Amos C. Stark of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Roscoe Sanderson
  • Ella M. Stevens of Waterville, Maine.   Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Ettie C. Stratton; very faint
  • Daniel H. Straw of Guilford, Maine.  Shared the page with George J. S. Hunnicutt and Alvah Godding
  • Lindley M. Stuart of Holliston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Carlos E. Kempton; and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • Jennie Thornton of Wayne, Maine; inscribed at No. 1 College Block, Maine.  Shared the page with Faustina Butler and Louise Allen
  • Charles F. Trott of Gardiner, Maine.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, William L. Bradley and Charles F. Barrell(e)
  • Lizzie S. Westcott; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1862.  Middle initial possibly P, instead of S
  • Angie Whitcomb.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Helen Atkins; and Louise M. Greene
  • Alice M. White of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed on April 30, 1863.  Shared the page with Margie E. Jackins and Susan J. V. Hodgdon
  • Clarence Whitehurst of Key West, Florida; inscribed at Kents Hills, Maine on June 1, 1863; No. 16 2nd floor Cole Building
  • Clarence R. Whitman of Winchendon, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Illathera Barker
  • Emma M. Whittemore of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; inscribed in 1862.  Shared the page with Charles A. Quint
  • Nell Wing of Bangor, Maine.   Ellen Wing
  • George Woodward of Gardiner. Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary, on February 13, 1864.  George H. Woodward.  Shared the page with Medville C. McLaughlin and A. Celia Munger

Monday, October 2, 2017

1891 Autograph and 5 Photographs of Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine


Autograph album that was presented to student Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine, by her teacher Eugenia Pendleton for Beulah's attendance during the Summer term of 1901; plus 5 photographs, including:
  • cabinet photograph of Annie and Beulah
  • photograph of the students at the Cove School in 1895, presumably at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, presumably including student Beulah
  • photograph of the students at Seal Harbor Grammar School during the winter term of 1905-1906, perhaps also showing Beulah as their teacher
  • tintype of Eliza, Everett and Beulah
  • tintype of Lizzie Beckett; Josie Beckett; Beulah Rhodes; with a note that "Josie died"


Notice the beautiful three-dimensional metal work on the album's cover.

The album measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4-1/2" and contains the sentiments of nearly thirty of Beulah's friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

According to her Find a Grave memorial, Beulah M. Rhodes was born October 8, 1882 and died June 14, 1963; she's buried in the Saturday Cove Cemetery at Northport, Maine, with other relatives, including her husband Walter Russell Nealey.

According to her marriage record, Beulah's parents were Frank A. Rhodes and Lucy A. (Merrithew) Rhodes, who were born at Northport, Maine, and Morrill, Maine, respectively.  The surname appears in some records as Rhoades.

Beulah listed her occupation as teacher on the record of her September 30, 1911 marriage at Bangor, Maine, to Walter Russell Nealey, son of John and Delia Nealey.  Beulah and Walter had at least one child, a son Bernard, born about 1913.  Beulah died in 1963, and Walter in 1973.  They're buried in the Saturday Cove Cemetery at Northport, Maine.

Some inscribers mentioned N.F.H.S., perhaps Northport Free High School or ?

Walter's sister Eliza M. Nealey inscribed a page at Northport, Maine, on May 10, 1900.


The photographs, with the reverse to the right:  click on an image to enlarge it




Front and reverse of a photograph of students and, possibly, teacher at the Cove School, presumably at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine:



Front and reverse of a photograph of students and, possibly, teacher Beulah M. Rhodes, at the Seal Harbor Grammar School during the Winter term of 1905-1906.  The Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island?



If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

?HHerrick
?Heywood
?JJones
?KKnowlton
BBeckett [2]Nealey
Brown [2]PPatterson
CCrockerPendleton [2]
Cummings [2]Prescott
DDevereuxRRhodes
DickeySSmith
EElwellWWadlin
GGrantWoodbury


Inscribers in the Album
  • Eliza; in a tintype with Everett and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Everett; in a tintype with Eliza and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Martha; Beulah's schoolmate
  • "Topsy, the cat"
  • Lizzie Beckett; in a tintype with Josie Beckett and Beulah M. Rhodes
  • Josie Beckett; in a tintype with Lizzie Beckett and Beulah M. Rhodes; the identification notes that Josie died
  • Cora M. Brown; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on June 5, 1907
  • Harold M. Brown of Northport, Maine; inscribed on June 5, 1907
  • Alice M. Crocker; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on June 24, 1892
  • Lillian W. Cummings of Northport, Maine; inscribed on January 23, 1893
  • Helen I. Cummings; inscribed at Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, on January 22, 1893
  • Georgia Devereux of Castine, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on July 3, 1896
  • Orrin J. Dickey of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 28, 1892 at N. F. H. S.
  • Mabel Elwell; inscribed on October 30, 1892
  • Mary B. Grant of Rockland, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on November 1, 1892
  • Myrtle W. Herrick of Belfast, Maine; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on September 19, 1891
  • Rose M. Heywood; inscribed at Mount Vernon, Maine, on July 19, 1891
  • Emma E. Jones of Augusta, Maine; inscribed on May 10, 1900
  • Maude Knowlton of Northport, Maine; inscribed at Swanville, Maine, on July 1, 1898
  • Eliza M. Nealey; inscribed at Northport, Maine, on May 10, 1900; sister of Beulah's future husband Walter Russell Nealey
  • Bessie Patterson of "City", presumably Northport, Maine, or Belfast, Maine; inscribed on April 17, 1895
  • Eugenia Pendleton, teacher, who presented the album to Beulah for attendance every day during the Summer term of 1891
  • Sumner M. Pendleton of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 28, 1892
  • Mabel E. Prescott of Northport, Maine; inscribed on October 27, 1892 at N.F.H.S.  Shared the page with Edie H. Woodbury of Northport, Maine
  • "Beulah M. Rhodes of Northport, Maine; album, owner, who had received it from her teacher Eugenia Pendleton for attendance every day during the Summer. 
  •  term of 1891.  Tucked in the album are a cabinet photograph , dated 1891, of Beulah and sister Annie; two school photographs, at the Cove School, dated 1895, perhaps Saturday Cove, Northport, Maine, and Beulah's class at the Seal Harbor Grammar School from the Winter term of 1905-1906; and tintypes, one with Beulah, Eliza and Everett, and the other with Beulah and Lizzie Beckett and Josie Beckett,  "
  • Carrie Smith of Northport, Maine; inscribed on March 13, 1896
  • Hattie Wadlin; inscribed at East Northport, Maine, on October 27, 1892
  • Edie H. Woodbury of Northport, Maine.  Shared the page with Mabel E. Prescott of Northport, Maine, who inscribed her page on October 27, 1892 at N.F.H.S.