Monday, June 19, 2017

c1876 Journal with Names and Inscriptions of People who Attended Lynn Praying Band Meetings in Maine: Farmington, Waterville, Skowhegan, Winthrop & Bath


c1876 journal with the names of people who attended meetings of the Lynn Praying Band at 5 locations in Maine; many additional items are pasted in.

The journal measures approximately 6-3/4" by 8" and is stuffed, if not overstuffed.  The person recording the names was inconsistent with spelling, or may have misheard some names, so if you are looking for ancestors, be ready to use variants of names, both given names and surnames.  

People whose names are recorded more than once might be different people or might have attended more than one session.


If you notice any errors in the alphabetized lists below, or have additional information on any of the people listed or the Lynn Praying Band, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


 Locations:

Items Pasted in:  [alphabetical lists for each category below]
People Whose Inscriptions are Pasted in the Journal

Note:  Identical or similar names may or may not be the same person.  As you can see, the spelling may be off; your clarifications are welcome!

?Anonymous, who asks prayers for his or her father, who has lived away from Christian influenceMace or MaceyCharles Mace or Charles Macey
?"A Sister", who prays for her husband, daughter and nephewMaddoxB. W. Maddox
?SamuelMerrillArthur Merrill
?Anonymous from Bath, Maine; long letter written by someone apparently close to death and given to the Praying Band after the author's deceaseMoodyNina Moody
AdamsHenry L. Adams of Farmington, Maine; possibly Henry S. AdamsMoodyH. C. Moody
AdamsFred Adams, Treasurer; name written on a list of the Youths Praying League of Farmington, Maine; folded several times and pasted in the journalMooersJabez S. Mooers
AllenMrs. E. N. Allen of Farmington, MaineMoorMr. Arthur T. Moor
Allen? Allen; possibly Agnes Allen [tear in the paper scrap]MorrillMr. and Mrs. C. F. Morrill
ArnoldF. E. ArnoldMosherOlive Mosher
BackusFred F. Backus of Farmington, MaineNealMrs. Clara S. Neal; presumably Clara (Swan) Neal, wife of Benjamin Franklin Neal
BartlettLizzie M. BartlettNealMr. B. Frank Neal; presumably Benjamin Franklin Neal, husband of Clara (Swan) Neal
BartlettLizzie M. Bartlett of Farmington, MaineNicholsWater Nichols, inscribed at Farmington, Maine on February 12, 1876
BeanRosa BeanNicholsRose Nichols, inscribed atf Farmington, Maine on February 12, 1876; "Reclaimed"
BeanGeorge F. BeanNicholsWalter Nichols, "Reclaimed" of Farmington, Maine, letter inscribed February 13, 1876
BeanWinnie BeanNicholsRosa Nichols, "Reclaimed" of Farmington, Maine, letter inscribed February 13, 1876
BeanNina BeanNorcrossMartha E. Norcross
BeanAlice C. BeanNorcrossRansford Norcross; mentions daughter Martha E. Norcross, who has just graduated from the Normal School, and son J. Marden Norcross
BeardMiss Annie L. BeardNortonJ. Augustus Norton
BelcherMiss Alice BelcherNortonMary Norton
BerryM. C. Berry of New Sharon, Maine; "Saved Jan 16 1876"NortonRuth A. Norton
BerryCarrie A. BerryNortonCarrie Norton; middle initial possibly M.
BlethenAbbie J. BlethenNuttingE. H. Nutting, Jr., telegraph operator, his telegram to the Members of the Lynn Praying Band
BraggGeorge E. Bragg of Farmington, MaineNuttingE. H. Nutting, Jr., telegraph operator, his telegram to the Members of the Lynn Praying Band
BraggAlice M. BraggPageBenjamin F. Page
BriggsA. W. Briggs of Farmington, MainePaineFred G. Paine of New Sharon, Maine
BriggsMrs. A. W. Briggs of Farmington, MainePearsonWilliam H. Pearson
BrooksE. Lafontaine BrooksPeaseMrs. Josephine M. Pease
BrownCarroll L. Brown of Farmington, MainePerhamFrank E. Perham, calling card
BrownMiss Ellie K. Brown or Ollie K. BrownPerryA. H. Perry of Brunswick, Maine; inscribed at Farmington, Maine, on February 18, 1876 at "Little Blue School"
BrownCharles BrownPierceLizzie A. Pierce; "Saved"
CampbellRos Campbell of Farmington, MainePorter? Porter; ornate initials
CarrHattie M. CarrPorterMr. and Mrs. Henry B. Porter
ChapmanVictor Eugean Chapman of New Sharon, Maine [yes, spelled Eugean]PrescottMr. and Mrs. E. S. Prescott
ClarkEdward C. ClarkPrinceM. E. Prince
CofrenGeorge A. Cofren; calling cardPrinceMrs. Hattie Prince
CollinsSusie E. CollinsQuimbyL. Emmons Quimby
CollinsAzelia A. CollinsRandallMiss Una Randall
CollinsS. B. Collins; calling cardRollinsLewis P. Rollins [the way he wrote it looks more like Leavis] of Watertown, Massachusetts; inscribed at New Sharon, Maine, on January 16, 1876; "My feet are on the Rock"
CooksonIssie CooksonRussellMiss Dena L. Russell
CooksonFred L. CooksonRussellMrs. Lottie Russell; "Reclaimed from backslider state"
CooksonIda CooksonRussellWilliam E. Russell
DaggettL. Daggett; middle initial possibly A or GSandersonHenry N. Sanderson
DavisCharles F. DavisSandersonMrs. Henry N. Sanderson
DayDora DaySawyerCharles B. Sawyer
DayRose DaySawyerHerbert A. Sawyer
DennisonGrace L. DennisonSawyerCharley A. Sawyer
DoyleMiss Albina M. DoyleSawyerLewis Sawyer
DresserIda J. DresserSmartAddie E. Smart
DudleyMrs. Lydia E. DudleySmithWilliam W. Smith; calling card
DyerFrank L. DyerSmithMyrce Smith
DyerRosie M. DyerSmithErnest F. Smith
ErvesunFrancisco Ervesun of Norena Spain, inscribed at Farmington, Maine; "Little Blue"SmithMabel L. Smith of New Sharon, Maine
EstradaEnrique Estrada of Barcelona, SpainSpragueIda L. Sprague
FarringtonSarah B. A. FarringtonStowersWalter L. Stowers, age 10; [of New Sharon, Maine]; "Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"
Flowers ?? Flowers; possibly Dr. FlowersStoyellLeander B. Stoyell of Farmington, Maine; inscribed in February 1876
FullerMrs. M. M. FullerSwanMiss Nettie A. Swan
FullerClifton S. FullerSwiftHenry E. Swift
GardnerMrs. Malinda GardnerSwiftCharlie G. Swift
GardnerLewis GardnerSwiftRobert Y. Swift; possibly Robert Young Swift of New Sharon, Maine
GaySadie A. Gay [Sarah Aurelia (Gay) Venner (1862-1947)]; "age 13, niece of John M. S. Hunter [John Minot Soule Hunter]; remember my father in Atlanta Ga" [William Flint Gay; Sadie's mother Marcia Soule (Hunter) Gay had died in 1865]TarboxMrs. K. B. Tarbox, or Mrs. K. R. Tarbox, inscribed on February 13, 1876; possibly Katie B. (Randall) Tarbox, wife of Samuel O. Tarbox
GerryJohn F. GerryTarboxRosa M. Tarbox "age 13... Please do not forget my father and brothers"
GoodwinHarry Goodwin of Farmington, MaineTeagueCharlie D. Teague of New Sharon, Maine
GoodwinCharlie J. Goodwin of Farmington, MaineThompsonMrs. Henry A. Thompson of West New Portland, Maine
GordonCharlie E. GordonThompsonHattie Thompson; middle initial possibly F
GreatonWilson GreatonThompsonMiss Mary A. Thompson
GriffinLoren L. GriffinTitcombManning Titcomb
GroverSamuel GroverTitcombWalter J. Titcomb
GroverMary E. GroverTuftsFrank Tufts of Farmington, Maine
HallE. B. Hall, "Little Blue"; student at the Little Blue School at Farmington, MaineTuftsMartha Tufts of New Sharon, Maine; middle initial possibly A.
HeathCharlie M. HeathTuftsWarrin Tufts, "a converted Infidel"; presumably Warren Tufts
HiscockMrs. Josephine Hiscock of West Farmington, MaineTuftsHorace G. Tufts of New Sharon, Maine
HolleyMrs. S. A. HolleyWalkerMrs. Mary Walker
HolleyWilliam M. Holley, inscribed at Farmington, Maine, on February 10, 1876WilliamsonStephen L. Williamson of New Sharon, Maine
HunterMrs. J. M. S. Hunter of Farmington, Maine [Eldora (Nichols) Hunter, wife of John Minot Soule HunterWithamRose Witham of Starks, Maine; "Converted"
HunterJ. M. S. Hunter of Farmington, Maine [John Minot Soule Hunter]; "once a Backslider"WoodsH ? Woods; possibly Henie Woods
JenningsFlora M.JenningsWymanHerbert A. Wyman of New Sharon, Maine
JordanD. J. JordanWymanLizzie Wyman
KennedyRobert KennedyYeatonAlbion K. P. Yeaton; Albion Keith Parris Yeaton
LancasterGertie LancasterYoungMr. and Mrs. J. D. B. Young; Jotham D. B. Young and wife Lucy Maria (Witham) Young of Farmington, Maine
LeemanEdgar A. Leeman

Members of the Youths Praying League of Farmington, Maine; several, perhaps all, were students at the Abbott School, nicknamed "Little Blue", at Farmington, Maine.

AdamsFred Adams, Treasurer
AdamsH. L. Adams
ArnoldFred Arnold
BackusFred F. Backus
BeanGeorge Bean
BerryArthur E. Berry
CofrenGeorge A. Cofren, "Leader of Singing"
DodgeHerbert Dodge or Herbert Lodge
FullerClifton S. Fuller
GoodwinHarry Goodwin
GoodwinCharlie J. Goodwin
HeathCharlie M. Heath, Leader
HughesCharles Hughes
LawryFrank Lawry
LodgeHerbert Dodge or Herbert Lodge
MerrillArthur W. Merrill, Secretary
Spaulding or SpauldingFrank Spauldin; possibly Frank Spaulding
TuftsF. W. Tufts


??HurdEllen A. Hurd
?Miss A. ?, possibly RossKeefRobert Keef
AndrewsWill H. AndrewsKeefHannah Keef
BaileyMiss Sarah BaileyMannMrs. Ada Mann
BaileyE. H. Bailey; presumably Edwin H. BaileyMannD. D. Mann perhaps Daniel D. Mann
BaileyE. F. Bailey; presumably Ellen Frances (Paine) Bailey, wife of Edwin H. BaileyMerryEstelle Merry
BarnesE. F. BarnesMooreA. W. Moore; perhaps Asa W. Moore
BarnesC. H. BarnesMooreNancy Moore
BarnesNettie E. BarnesNortonL. Norton
BennettMiss Mina BennettPaineMiss Augusta Paine
BowlesJ. R. Bowles, Baptist; presumably Rev. James R. BowlesPaineJohn S. Paine
BryantCharles BryantSalleyH. Salley
BryantElla BryantSavageR. Savage
BunkerM. F. Bunker; possibly Martha F. BunkerSavageMrs. Betsey R. Savage
BunkerA. M. Bunker; perhaps Abbie M. BunkerStevensJate Stevens
CaswellCharles CaswellStewardMrs. T. M. Steward; presumably Aurilla Eveline (Bunker) Steward, wife of Theodore Marion Steward
DinsmoreMrs. A. H. Dinsmore; perhaps Mary R. (Pelton) Dinsmore, wife of Albert Heald DinsmoreVallierSadie Vallier
DyerE C. Dyer; perhaps Eunice C. (Moody) Dyer, wife of Daniel DyerWalkerS. H. Walker; not sure of first initial; possibly Samuel H. Walker
DyerH. E. Dyer; possibly Hattie E. Dyer, daughter of Daniel Dyer and Eunice C. (Moody) DyerWalker? Walker; possibly Nelson Walker
EamesF. P. Eames; presumably Frank P. EamesWareMrs. A. H. Ware; possibly Harriet E. (Palmer) Ware, wife of Albert H. Ware
FishMrs. M. Fish; middle initial possibly H, F or ?WilsonL. Wilson, Methodist
FosterBenjamin FosterWilsonCora A. Wilson
GilmanMrs. E. G. Gilman; perhaps Eunice (Getchell) Gilman, wife of Benjamin M. GilmanWilsonAllen Wilson
GrahamA. W. Graham
GrayEllen L. Gray

The picture noted on the last page of text was no longer with the journal by the time I purchased it.


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