Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November 1845 Document from Bion Bradbury, Customs Collector at Passamaquoddy, Eastport, Maine, to Customs in Alexandria, Virginia

November 22, 1845 document from Bion Bradbury (1811-1887), Customs Collector at the District of Passamaquoddy, in Eastport, Maine, to the Customs Collector in the District of Alexandria, then, apparently, considered part of Washington, D.C.


The document concerns the Schooner Lucinda Snow of Boston, whose master was then William Hall.

The schooner Lucinda Snow came to grief after a voyage to the Gulf of Mexico, where her cargo was unloaded in Galveston, and she was then chartered by the U.S. Government for use during the Mexican-American War.  During the "great norther" of May 2, 1846, the schooner was cast upon the island of Sacrificios near Vera Cruz, Mexico, and later became the subject of a lawsuit.

Bradury, a native of Biddeford, Maine and graduate of Bowdoin College, was an attorney, before, in 1844, being appointed Customs Collector for the Passamaquoddy District. He served in the Maine State Legislature and ran several times for governor, but was not successful, although, according to a contemporary note in pencil on the document, he did serve as Lieutenant Governor at one time.

See a photograph of him circa 1880, on the Maine Memory Network.  From the July 2, 1887 issue of the Portland Daily Press:







If you have information on Bion Bradbury, William Hall or the Schooner Lucinda Snow, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.  

And if you know of a way for Google Maps to show sea routes, please let me know.

Friday, November 25, 2022

1882-1887 Account Book of Dr. Avery Moulton Foster (1851-1929), covering his Practice in Guilford, Maine; Abbot, Maine; and Lewiston, Maine

Account book of Dr. Avery Moulton Foster (1851-1929), covering the years 1882-1887, when he practiced at:
  • Guilford, Maine, from 1882, when this particular account book commences, to 1883
  • Abbot, Maine, from 1883 to 1886 - presumably upon the illness and death of Dr. Nathaniel Small Davis (abt 1836-1884)
  • Lewiston, Maine, from 1886 until this particular account book ends in 1887

See alphabetical lists, by town, at the end of this post for the patients Dr. Foster saw or received goods and services from.

The account book tracks medical visits, medicines prescribed, amputations, tooth extractions and other medical care, as well as listing payments and the items and services Dr. Foster received as payment in kind. The municipalities of Abbot and Lewiston paid for some of the care.

Guilford and Abbot were located in an area where logging, river driving, slate mining and farming, all dangerous pursuits, were common, and where childbirth, and injuries that might seem minor to us today, were always risky.

According to Dr. Foster's FindaGrave memorial, he graduated from the medical school at Bowdoin College in 1875 and then practiced at Belmont, Maine for six years, before moving to Guilford, then Abbot and then Lewiston. After a couple years in Lewiston, he moved to Candia, New Hampshire, where he was a surgeon of note.   

Dr. Foster was the son of Moses Berry Foster (1812-1886) and Eliza Ann (Benson) Foster (1816-1892).  Perhaps Dr. Foster relocated to the Lewiston area in 1886 to be closer to ailing parents.

Dr. Avery Moulton Foster married twice:
  1. Mary Arbella Drinkwater (1848-1892), 1876; they had a daughter, Myra Isabel Foster (1883 Abbot, Maine - 1917 Candia, New Hampshire); she became a teacher in Lewiston, Maine; died of tuberculosis, with her own father, tragically, signing her death record.
  2. Susan A. Cate (1863-1943); 1896

If you have information on Dr. Avery Moulton Foster (1851-1929) or Dr. Nathaniel Small Davis (abt 1836-1884), please leave a comment.  

Blank prescription from Dr. Nathaniel Small Davis for a patient to take to Buxton's Drug Store in Abbot Village, Maine.

Guilford, Maine

Abbot, Maine, to Dr. Foster's relocation to Lewiston, Maine

If you have ancestors or relatives who lived in Guilford, Maine; Abbot, Maine, or Lewiston, Maine, during the relevant 1880s time frame, please contact me to see if they are any of the many people mentioned in the account book.  

Alphabetical Lists of Patients at Practices in Guilford, Maine; Abbot, Maine; and Lewiston, Maine, including the pages where their names appear, with multiple appearances on a page shown in parenthesis.

Note: Dr. Foster saw some patients at both Guilford and Abbot and perhaps even some of those at Lewiston.  

This account book is an amazing record of the history of Guilford, Abbot and Lewiston in the 1880s.  If you have information to share on any of these people, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.  
    Guilford, Maine 
    • Mr.  Anderson; 23, 27
    • Miss Appleyard; 63
    • Mrs. Atkins; 19
    • Mr. Atkins; 33
    • Mrs. Owen Atkins; 42
    • Owen Atkins; 45 [2], 48, 49 [2], 53, 56, 63, 75
    • John Bates; 44
    • Mrs. Bates; 6
    • Mrs. E. A. Bates, Timothy Bates; 3, 5 [2], 6, 7 [3], 8, 9 [2], 10, 11 [2], 12 [4], 13 [3], 14 [3], 15 [5], 16 [2], 17 [2], 19, 20 [3], 21 [2], 22 [2], 23 [2]; 24 [2], 25 [2], 26 [4], 27 [4], 29 [5], 30 [2], 32, 33 [2], 34 [Tim's leg amputated] [3], 35 [3], 36 [4], 37 [3], 38 [3], 39 [2], 40 [3], 41, 42 [2], 43 [2], 44 [3], 45, 46 [2], 47 [3], 48 [3], 49 [3], 50 [3], 51 [2], 52, 55
    • Silas Bates; 39, 40, 41
    • Andrew Bennett; 9, 22, 39, 42 [2], 43
    • Mrs. David Bennett; 31
    • Prosper Bennett; 85
    • Owen Bickford; 11, 18, 79
    • Mr. Blethen; 56, 88
    • Mrs. Blethen; 60
    • Agnes Brown(e); 1 [2], 3, 4, 5, 9
    • Fred Brown; 41, 46 - perhaps the Fred Brown noted on a rear end paper as "began to read medicine Sept. 11th 1882". Could he have been Fred B. Brown (1862-1939), buried in Abbot, Maine
    • Mr. Brown; 88
    • P. E. Brown; 59, 60, 62
    • Henry Bubier: 32, 43
    • Mrs. Chenery; 13, 55
    • Mr. Chenery; 16, 28, 31
    • Judson Chenery; 54, 55 [2], 58
    • Charles Cleaves; 40, 42, 57
    • Chester Coburn; 60
    • Charles Cole; 41
    • Mrs. Cook; 75, 76, 78
    • Everett Curtis; 29 [2]
    • J. M. Curtis; 73
    • Mr. Curtis; 72, 83 [2]
    • Harry Davis; 67
    • Mary Davis; 15, 26
    • Miss Mary Davis; 5, 7
    • G. H. Dews; 1, 2, 4
    • George Dews; 41, 49
    • George H. Dews; 42 [2], 43
    • Eunice Dow; 25 [2]
    • J. Dow; 4, 5, 6, 18
    • J. Dow, Jr.; 2 [3], 3 [4], 4
    • Mrs. Mary Drake; 45 [2], 46, 47 [2], 49, 51, 53, 55, 62
    • Mr. Drummond; 76
    • W. W. Eastman; 65, 76, 77 [2], 79
    • Mr. John Eaton; 16, 20, 45, 57, 58, 59 [2]
    • Mrs. John Eaton; 55
    • J. K. Edes; 30, 32
    • Mrs. J. K. Edes; 23
    • Will Edes; 67, 68, 71
    • Lewis Elliott; 70 [2], 82, 83 [2]
    • Albion Ellis; 18, 20, 26, 60, 69
    • Mrs. Albion Ellis; 25, 68
    • Stuart or Stewart Evans; 69, 85
    • Ira Faunce; 38, 64 [2], 66, 71
    • Faunce (Eben crossed out]; 39
    • Mr. Files; 4
    • Giles Fogg; 1, 2, 11, 65 [2], 65, 78, 81, 82 [2], 83
    • Mrs. Giles Fogg; 62
    • C. C. Foster; 86
    • C. W. Foster; 30, 31, 41, 43, 44 [3], 46, 47, 49, 50, 53, 54, 78, 82
    • Charles W. Foster; 31 [2], 32, 33 [2], 34 [2], 35, 36 [3], 37 [3], 38 [2], 39, 40, 63
    • Dr A. M. Foster, Guilford, Maine; February 18, 1882; ledger owner; name on inside front cover.  Dr. Avery M. Foster (1851-1929)
    • John R. Foster; 7, 8, 9 [2], 10 [2], 11 [2], 12, 13, 14 [2], 16, 17 [2], 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26 [2], 27, 28, 30, 31, 62, 65 [2], 71, 81
    • Edward Fuller; 54, 56
    • Thomas Genthner; 1 [2]
    • Mr. Gilman; 13
    • Mr. Goodrich; 67
    • John Goodrich; 68, 69
    • Mr. Gray; 12
    • Frank Gray; 29
    • Albert Harlow; 66
    • Fred Harlow; 35
    • Mrs. A. Harlow; 68
    • George Harriman; 8, 10, 21, 23, 26, 41, 43 [2], 44, 45 [2], 46 [2], 47, 54, 57, 64, 70 [2], 78, 88
    • Mrs. Hart; 4 [2], 5, 6, 7, 13 [2]
    • John Hinckley; 6 [2], 8, 22, 48, 51
    • Fenderson Hiscock; 68, 69 [2], 70 [2], 71, 72 [2], 73 [2], 74 [2], 76, 77 [2], 79, 82, 83, 85
    • Joseph Hiscock; 71
    • Mr. Hiscock; 74, 79, 81, 84
    • Mrs. Joseph Hiscock; 72
    • D. W. Hunt; 12 [2], 16, 19
    • Daniel Hunt; 8, 9 [2], 10 [2], 11
    • Mr. Hunt; 8 [2]
    • Thomas Jack; 20, 21 [2], 22, 28
    • John Kelsey; 41, 52
    • Alvah Kimball; 64
    • Nathaniel Ladd; 77, 78 [2], 79 [2], 80 [2], 81 [2], 82, 84, 85, 86 [2], 87, 88
    • Mr. Lane; 73
    • Fred Lane; 75
    • Frank Lawrence; 67, 68, 71
    • William R. Lowell; 64
    • Henry Macomber; 43
    • John Magee; 67, 71
    • Mrs. Mann; 58
    • Thomas Matthews; 50 [extracting teeth]
    • Mrs. Maxfield; 8, 16, 17 [2], 18, 20, 22
    • Edmund McClure; 79
    • Mr. McGrath; 54
    • Eugene McKusick; 37 [attendance on wife], 38, 39 [2], 40, 41, 49
    • Andrew McSorley; 15, 18, 23, 28, 31, 40, 42, 51, 52, 57, 58, 59 [3], 60 [2], 61, 62, 74 [2], 75 [2], 80 [3], 83, 84 [4], 85, 87 [2]
    • McSorley; 58 [name of John Eaton crossed out]
    • Mrs. McSorley; 21
    • J. R. Mears or J. K. Mears; 24
    • Mr. Moores; 61
    • John Morton; 11, 12, 13 [2], 14, 15 [3], 16 {2}, 17 [2], 18, 19, 24, 30 [3], 31 [2], 32, 33, 38
    • William Murray; 12
    • Mrs. Nickerson; 25 [2], 27, 28, 35, 36
    • C. F. Palmer; 48 [2], 51, 52, 53, 61 [2], 63 [2], 73 [3], 74 [2], 75 [2], 76, 77, 78, 80, 82
    • Mrs. Frank Pelkey; 38 [2]
    • George Perkins; 2
    • Mr. Pierce; 76
    • Frank Pierce; 77
    • George Pratt; 17
    • Charles F. Pray of Milbridge, Maine. Name on bottom of inside front cover
    • Mr. Prescott; 3 [4], 5
    • Abel Prescott; 9
    • George Quimby; 58, 66 [2]
    • Mr. Race; 86
    • Mr. Roberson; 19
    • Frank Roberts; 86
    • Mr. Robinson; 21
    • Mr. Rogers; 23, 24, 26
    • Mrs. Rose; 36
    • Mrs. A. P. Sanborn; 42, 43, 57, 67 [2], 68, 72 [2], 76, 77, 80
    • Mrs. R. H. Sanborn; 34
    • Mrs. Sanborn; 5 [2], 6, 7 [2], 8 [2], 10 [2], 64
    • George W. Sanford; 29
    • Mrs. Sanford; 32
    • Master Shannon; 67
    • John Shannon; 68, 70
    • Milo Shattuck; 62
    • Hiram Shorey; 65
    • Harvey Smith; 87
    • Mrs. Spearing; 20, 22[2], 28
    • Mr. Spooner; 2
    • Albina Stevens; 62, 63, 77, 80, 102 [2]
    • B. E. Stevens; 2, 50 [for wife and daughter] [2]
    • C. A. Stevens; 1 [2]; 2, 4, 5, 6 [2], 7, 9, 11 [2], 14, 17, 19 [2], 21, 24, 27, 33, 40, 47, 48 [credit "By Cutting Hair, Sharpening Razor], 51 [2], 52 [2], 54, 56, 57, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 74, 79, 83 [2], 84, 85, 86, 87, 88
    • Charles A. Stevens; 36
    • Charles Stevens; 44, 45 [2], 46, 53, 59 [3], 60
    • Mrs. Stevens; 21
    • Samuel Stevens; 80 [2], 81
    • Zebulon Stevens; 57
    • Thomas Strout; 63
    • Mr. Stubbs; 32
    • Thomas Stubbs; 34
    • Mr. Swanton; 66, 69, 74
    • S. A. Swanton; 74, 76, 82, 84 [2], 85, 87
    • Joseph Tardy; 51, 52, 53, 54 [2], 57
    • Dexter Thomas; 69, 70, 71, 72 [3], 73
    • Fred Thompson; 28
    • Nathaniel Tracy; 34, 35
    • N. S. Tracy; 60
    • John Trefethen; 34, 35, 37 [2], 41[name crossed out "expensive medicine"], 47, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55 [2], 56 [3], 58 [2], 60 [2], 61 [4], 62, 64 [2], 66 [2], 69, 71, 73, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82 [2], 83, 85, 86, 87 [2], 88, 102
    • John Turnbull; 53, 54, 57
    • Mrs. Warren; 28
    • Mr. Warren; 86
    • Mr. Webber; 39
    • Annie Weeks; 46
    • Jeff Weeks; 79
    • William Weeks; 44, 48, 86, 88 [2], 101
    • Mrs. Welch; 18, 27
    • W. Welch; 19
    • William Welch; 18, 19
    • Mr. Weld; 66
    • Mrs. Whitcomb; 75, 76
    • Thomas Whitcomb; 78
    • Mr. Wiggin; 10, 53, 56
    • Mr. Williams; 47
    • Ira Witham; 24, 32, 33
    • W. H. Witham; 25
    • William H. Witham; 61, 63
    • William Witham; 28, 55, 56, 85, 87, 88

    Abbot, Maine
    • A Stranger; 103 [extracting tooth]
    • Stranger; 160 [tooth extraction]
    • Stranger; 164 [tooth extraction]
    • Town of Abbot for James Evans; 122, 123
    • Town of Abbot for Mrs. Jackson; 126, 127 [2]
    • Town of Abbot for Mrs. Downs; 144
    • Town of Abbot for Downs; 149, 152
    • Town of Abbot for Ira Lunt; 153 [2]
    • John Adams; 162
    • R. F. Alexander, Belmont, Maine; scrap of paper between 106 and 107; also has names of George A. Bradman and George Mears
    • S.T. Bailey; 135, 136, 147, 163
    • Silas Bates; 92, 149
    • Samuel Bearce; 97 [2], 98
    • Lowell Bennett; 93 [4], 95, 96, 101, 106, 130, 139, 142, 145, 155
    • Arthur Berry; 129, 157
    • Owen Besse; 108, 115 [2], 116, 117
    • Owen Bickford; 90, 99
    • Mr. Blethen; 89, 98
    • Mrs. Blethen; 91, 128
    • George A. Bradman, Belmont, Maine; scrap of paper between 106 and 107; also has names of R. F. Alexander and George Mears
    • Mr. Brasier; 103
    • Mrs. Bray; 92, 96, 108, 110
    • Fred Brown; 145
    • Mrs. Brown; 137
    • Mrs. Sarah Brown; 152
    • Timothy Brown; 90, 91
    • Mr. Burns; 146, 149
    • C. H. Butler; 144
    • Charles Butler; 126 [2]
    • Henry Buxton; 114, 115 [2], 131
    • Mrs. Henry Buxton; 129
    • Judson Chenery; 93, 105, 117
    • James Clark, 151
    • James M. Clark; 150, 151, 152 [2], 153, 158
    • Nathan Clark; 120, 121 [3], 122 [4], 123 [3], 124, 157, 160
    • Will Clark; 153
    • Harvey Cleaves; 159
    • Theo Cleaves; 120
    • Mr. Clough; 114
    • Mrs. Solomon Cole; 158
    • William Cole; 118 [2], 119, 120, 130
    • Homer Cooley; 113
    • George Curtis; 125, 126 [3], 128 [2], 147, 152, 153, 155, 161
    • George Davis; 104 [2], 107, 142 [3], 143
    • D. H. Dean; 118, 126
    • Everett Delano; 158 [2], 159 [2], 164
    • E. Dore; 98 [2], 99, 100, 102, 103
    • Stanley Doughty; 105
    • B. F. Downs; 113
    • Downs, by Town of Abbot; 149, 152
    • Frank Downs; 144 [2], 147
    • Joseph Downs; 145 [2], 148, 149, 150, 153
    • Mr. Draper; 92, 98
    • H. M. Drummond; 93
    • D. L. Dudley; 91, 93 [2], 94, 95
    • Lyman Dudley; 107
    • Cornelius Dutton; 119, 132, 163
    • John Eaton; 105
    • Benjamin Edwards; 113, 123
    • Lewis Elliott; 98
    • Albion Ellis; 90
    • Herbert Evans; 129, 136, 146, 159
    • James Evans, by Town of Abbot; 122, 123
    • James Evans; 142, 143, 145, 147
    • Mr. Evans; 120, 121, 125
    • Stuart or Stewart Evans; 91
    • Moses Fairbrother; 111
    • George Fassett; 116 [3], 119, 123, 124, 125, 148
    • George B. Fassett; 157
    • Ira Faunce; 108
    • Mrs. Ferrill; 138
    • Mr. Flanders; 114
    • Giles Fogg; 94, 98, 110, 146 [2], 156, 157, 159 [2]
    • Charles Foss; 120, 123, 125
    • Harry Foss; 109 [2], 110 [3]
    • C. W. Foster; 141 [baby]
    • Charles W. Foster; 103
    • John R. Foster; 96, 102, 103, 104, 108, 109, 124
    • Rev. C. C. Foster; 121, 144
    • B. F. French; 118
    • F. B. French; 118 [2]
    • Franklin French; 131, 133
    • Mrs. F. B. French; 99, 129
    • Mrs. Garney; 113
    • Isaiah Genthner; 124, 125, 146, 148
    • Miss Genthner; 131, 135, 143, 145
    • O. D. Gilman; 105
    • Miss Gilman; 162
    • Jotham Gordon; 100, 105, 107
    • F. P. Gott; 147
    • Miss Gove; 104
    • E. L. Hall; 121 [2], 122, 140 [2], 160 [2], 161, 163
    • Fred Hall; 92
    • Mrs. E. L. Hall; 140
    • Mrs. Hall ; 140, 141, 143 [2], 144, 145, 164
    • William Hardy; 108, 109 [2], 111, 112
    • Charles Harmon; 148, 149 [3], 150
    • George Harriman; 97, 99, 100, 101[2] , 103, 104, 106 [4], 107, 111, 114, 133, 152
    • Mrs. Sarah Harriman; 159 [2]
    • Jesse and Elmer Harrington; 146
    • John Harrington; 161
    • Jotham Harrington; 110, 111, 112, 131, 132 [2], 133 [3], 135, 136
    • William Hartford; 112, 113, 114, 129
    • Chester Hiscock; 97
    • Fenderson Hiscock; 96
    • J. Fenderson Hiscock; 136
    • Joseph Hiscock; 104
    • Kendall Hopkins; 156
    • Edwin Huff; 122, 123 [2]
    • Clarence Jackson; 109 [2], 110
    • Mrs. Jackson, by Town of Abbot; 126, 127 [2]
    • Jordan's Stable; according to entry of December 11, 1885, Dr. Foster put his horse in Jordan's stable.
    • Lester Kilbreth; 163
    • Daniel Kimball; 96, 107, 119
    • Mr. Knowles; 93
    • Nathaniel Ladd; 116, 118, 119, 146
    • Fred Lane; 124 [3], 125 , 130, 134 [2], 135, , 124 [3], 125 , 130, 134 [2], 136 [3], 137 [2], 138 [3], 139 [4], 140 [3], 141 [2], 142, 143 [2], 144 [2], 147, 151
    • Henry Leavitt; 111
    • Mr. Littlefield; 156
    • Daniel Lombard; 114 [2], 115, 120
    • Mr. Lord; 154
    • Ira Lunt by Town of Abbot; 153 [2]
    • Alvah Manson; 163
    • M. Manson; 100, 140, 141
    • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company; 94, 95
    • Mrs. Maxfield; 90, 101
    • Isaac McDonald; 134, 150, 163
    • Charles McGrath; 98, 99, 100, 112, 125, 127, 128, 129, 141
    • Mr. McGrath; 91, 92
    • Michael McKinney; 153
    • Mr. McKinney; 96 [2], 99, 100, 211
    • Walter McKinney; 135, 136, 139, 146
    • Eugene McKusick; 89 [2], 138, 142, 143
    • George Mears, Belmont, Maine; scrap of paper between 106 and 107; also has names of George A. Bradman and R. F. Alexander
    • Will Merrill; 100 [2], 104, 112, 137, 160
    • Mr. Moulton; 115
    • Otis Moulton; 121
    • Alfred Nicholas; 160 
    • William Noyes; 148
    • Miss Packard; 127
    • Mrs. A. Packard; 137
    • C. F. Palmer; 117 [3], 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 126
    • James Perkins; 137, 141
    • Joseph Perkins; 141
    • Nathaniel Perkins; 104, 151
    • David Pierce; 107, 108, 111
    • Frank Pierce; 100
    • Freeman Pierce; 116 [2], 120, 154, 155 [2], 156, 157, 162, 164
    • Anson Quimby
    • David Race; 112, 114, 115 [2], 116, 119, 129, 131, 134, 138, 144, 145, 147, 148, 155 [2], 159, 162
    • George Race; 97, 99, 101, 105, 112, 156 [2]n.
    • David Raymond; 109
    • Fred Roberts; 102, 164
    • Brad Rollins; 116
    • Frank Rose; 115, 150 [3], 151 [4], 152  [4], 153 [2], 154 [5], 155 [2], 156 [2], 157 [2], 160 [2], 161 [2], 162, 163 [2], 164
    • Charles Sanborn; 103
    • Mrs. A. P. Sanborn; 92, 126, 158 [4]
    • Mrs. Charles Sanborn; 135
    • Mrs. Sanborn; 157
    • Milo Shattuck; 105, 106
    • Frank Simpson; 95
    • J. Lewis Smith; 118 [2], 119 [3]
    • James Smith; 106, 125, 135, 141, 142, 161, 162, 164
    • Joseph Smith; 153
    • Mrs. Joseph Smith; 156
    • Wallace Smith; 90 [2], 91
    • John Speed; 130 [2]
    • Albina Stevens; 102 [2], 117
    • C. A. Stevens; 89, 92[2]
    • Mrs. Alanson Stevens; 163
    • Samuel Stevens; 97
    • Alfonso Stewart; 154
    • Gideon Straw; 100
    • S. A. Swanton; 89 [2], 91, 94, 95 [2], 106, 125
    • John Trefethen; 89, 90 [3], 92 [2], 93, 94, 96, 97, 99 [2], 112 [2], 113, 122, 132, 140, 149, 158, 163
    • Mr. Tuttle; 103
    • J. H. Warren; 150, 157
    • T. or F. Warren; 94 [shoeing horse] [2], 96
    • Chandler Watson; 107 [2], 108 [3]
    • Jeff Weeks; 95, 161
    • William Weeks; 91, 93, 98
    • Mrs. D. Weld; 162 [2; perhaps 3 if she was Mrs. Daniel Weld]
    • Mrs. Daniel Weld; 155; 162 [2]
    • Albert Wells; 105, 117 [2]
    • Bert Wells; 148
    • Miss Wells; 114
    • Mrs. D. Wells [spelled Wells, but perhaps Mrs. D. Weld]; 147
    • Mrs. Daniel Wells [spelled Wells, but perhaps Mrs. Daniel Weld; 148
    • Mrs. Wells; 149
    • Joshua West; 89 [2], 94, 97, 100, 101 [2], 102 [3], 103, 104, 106, 112, 113, 137 [2], 138 [2], 141, 142, 151
    • David Weymouth; 111
    • James Weymouth; 106, 109, 111
    • Silas Weymouth; 113
    • Will Weymouth; 143, 146, 147
    • William Witham; 90, 98, 102, scrap of paper between 103 and 104, 105
    • Frank Works; 161
    • George Works; 128
    • Jotham S. Works; 126 [amputation of leg], 127 [4], 128 [5], 129 [3], 130 [4], 131 [5], 132 [3], 133 [3], 134 [3], 135, 138, 139, 140, 143

    Lewiston, Maine
    • Samuel H. Foster; 164, 168, 196 [2]
    • A. M. Tuttle; 165
    • F. A. Jones; 165
    • Hollowill or Hallowell; 165, 177
    • F. A. Prescott; 165 [3], 166 [2], 167 [4], 168 [3], 169 [3], 170 [2], 172, 175, 176, 177 [2], 179 [2], 181, 183 [2], 187, 192
    • F. P. Prescott; 165
    • Dennis Minnehan; 165 [2], 166 [5], 167 [2], 168 [3], 169 [3], 170 [2], 171 [4], 173 [4]
    • S. W. Jenkins; 166, 174
    • Martin Flynn [not sure of surname, looks as though it starts with T] 166
    • Timothy Hagerty; 167, 168, 169, 174, 176, 181, 184
    • Mrs. Eastman; 167
    • Mrs. Bonney; 167
    • Mr. Tozier; 168
    • Mrs. McCollough; 168
    • Patrick Welch; 169 [2], 170, 171 [2]
    • O. W. Kimball; 169, 170 [2], 174, 175 [4], 176 [4], 177 [4], 178 [4], 180, 182, 187, 204 [2]
    • Mrs. Margaret Murphy; 170 [2], 175
    • Allan Drown; 171, 172, 179, 180, 196 [2], 207, 219
    • Mrs. Clifford; 171, 172, 173
    • Mrs. Newbegin; 171
    • A Young Man; 171
    • John Butler; 172, 173, 174
    • E. E. Bechard; 172
    • Samuel Chadburn; 172
    • Dr. Mooney; 172
    • Mr. Keene; 172
    • Mrs. Murphy; 173
    • Mr. Owens; 173, 174 [2]
    • Mrs. Tarbox; 173
    • Williams, a Stranger; 174
    • Mr. Cross; 174
    • John Minnehan; 174
    • Young Man; 175 [tooth extraction]
    • John M. Johnson; 175, 176
    • J. E. Parker; 175 [2], 177, 178 [2], 180, 194, 195, 211
    • Mrs. Delia Ray; 176 [3], 178, 179, 183 [2], 184 [2], 185 [5], 186 [5], 187
    • Mr. Reed; 177
    • O. I. Morse [not sure of middle initial]; 177, 184
    • D. W. Gilman; 178, 187, 198
    • P. W. Babcock; 178, 179, 180, 181
    • Miss Emma Parker; 178, 180
    • Mr. Booth; 179 [3], 180
    • John McFarlane; 179
    • J. R. Mears or J. K. Mears; 179 [pension certificate]
    • J. W. Parmenter; 180 [2]
    • S. H. Foster [possibly Samuel H. Foster]; 180, 188, 206, 211, 221 [2]
    • Mr. Gilman; 181 [2]
    • Fred Tarr; 181, 182 [2], 184, 185, 187
    • John Proctor; 181, 182 [2], 183, 185
    • Peter Leplant(e); 181, 182, 190 [3], 209 [2], 210 [2], 219
    • Mary Powers; 181
    • N. Randall; 182 [2], 183, 187
    • Emma Sylvester; 182
    • Allen B. Drown; 183 [2], 187, 188, 205 [2], 213
    • Mrs. Delia Crowley; 183
    • Lucinda Lurvey; 184
    • Lewiston Assembly K. of S for treatment of James Kenney.; 184 [2], 185 
    • James Kenney, treatment paid for by Lewiston Assembly K. of S.; 184 [2], 185 
    • Mr. Small; 184, 186 [2]
    • Lewiston Assembly K. of S; 185
    • Will Booth; 186
    • Stranger; 187
    • N. R. Wright; 187, 188 [2], 210
    • L. C. Robbins; 188 [2], 189, 193 [2], 194 [5], 195 [3], 197, 207 [2]
    • Gustave Verrill; 188
    • H. Lizzie Gould; 188
    • George Parker; 189 [2], 
    • Mr. Hamlin; 189, 202, 203
    • Mr. Grover; 189
    • M. W. Goff; 189
    • Mrs. Emma Morris; 189 [2], 190 [2], 193
    • William Gilman; 189
    • Charles Small; 190
    • O. W. Bradford; 190
    • Mrs. Holland; 190, 191
    • M. M. Goff; 191 [2]
    • N. W. Randall; 191 [2], 193 [2], 194, 199, 200, 202, 204 [2], 213
    • Mrs. Annie Holland; 191 [2]
    • Frenchman at LePlant's; 191
    • Frenchman at Gilman's; 191
    • Mrs. Ira Harvey; 192
    • F. S. Tarr; 192
    • Mrs. Morris; 192
    • Mrs. Emma Demeritt; 192 [2]
    • Mrs. Delia M. Ray; 192
    • Mr. Cross; 192
    • Mr. Randall; 192
    • Mrs. Mell Besse; 192
    • George F. Smith; 193 [2]
    • Mr. Burke; 193, 199
    • Newton Wright; 195 [3], 196, 197, 198
    • A. G. York; 195, 197, 198 [4]
    • John Hart; 196 [2], 197
    • Mr. Stearns; 196, 197
    • Stranger, Mr. Peterson; 196
    • Mr. Peterson; 196, 197 [2]
    • Mr. Colby; 197
    • Mr. Dow; 198 [2], 212
    • Rev. Mr. Wilson; 198, 206, 218, 219
    • Thomas Chapman; 199
    • Levi Cole; 199 [2], 201, 208, 216, 219 [2]
    • Charles Peterson; 199, 207 [2], 219
    • Peter Murphy; 199 [2], 200 [4], 201, 202 [2], 203, 220
    • Charles Spearing; 199, 200 [2], 201 [2], 202, 217 [3], 218 [2]
    • John Burke; 200 [3], 201 [3], 202, 206
    • Mrs. Fahey; 201 [2], 202, 203 [3]
    • Mrs. Cross; 201, 202 [2], 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 223
    • City of Lewiston, for Mrs. Spearing; 202, 203 [3], 204 [3], 205 [5], 206 [5], 207 [6], 208 [3], 209 [4], 210 [4], 211 [4], 212 [3], 213 [4], 214 [2], 215 [5], 216 [5], 217 [2]
    • Mrs. Spearing, by City of Lewiston; 202, 203 [3], 204 [3], 205 [5], 206 [5], 207 [6], 208 [3], 209 [4], 210 [4], 211 [4], 212 [3], 213 [4], 214 [2], 215 [5], 216 [5], 217 [2]
    • Will Mabry; 203
    • Frank Smith; 203, 204, 205, 208, 
    • Robert Hamilton; 204
    • Will Hamlin; 204, 206, 211
    • Edwin Smith; 205
    • M. S. Hinckley; 206, 208 [2], 209 [2], 210 [2], 212 [4], 213 [2], 214 [2], 215 [2], 220
    • Mrs. Horace Cross; 206, 214 [2], 215, 217 [5], 218 [5], 219, 222 [2]
    • Mr. Kingsbury; 208 [3]
    • F. E. Drake; 209 [2], 210 , 211, 212, 214 [4], 219, 222 [3]
    • George Wilson; 212
    • Mrs. Dennis Minnehan; 213
    • Leonard Williams; 215
    • Elijah Morris; 216
    • Mrs. H. Cross; 216
    • Mr. Webster; 218, 219
    • Timothy Burns; 220
    • H. M. Harmon; 220
    • Frank E. Tibbetts; 220 [2]
    • Frank E. Drake; 220 [2], 221
    • Mrs. Hannaford; 220
    • Mrs. Charles Peterson; 221
    • Miss I. B. Blake; 221 [2], 223
    • James Rollins; 221
    • L. P. Cole; 221, 222
    • City of Lewiston, in favor of A. L. & E. F. Goss; 221
    • A. L. & E. F. Goss, by City of Lewiston; 221
    • Andrew Scannell; 222 [2]
    • F. E. Tibbetts; 222
    • J. W. Cross; 222
    • George Bartlett; 223 [2]

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    1757 Somersworth, New Hampshire Document: Thomas Wallingford, Esq.; Daniel Emery, Jr.

    1757-1764 document where Daniel Emery, Jr., promises to pay Thomas Wallingford, Esq., the sum of four pounds and ten shillings. The note was satisfied in March 1764. 

    The document was found with others that pertain to nearby towns in Maine, and I suspect Thomas and Daniel had family and business on both sides of the border.
    Summersworth February 13 1757 - For Value recd. I promise to pay to Thomas Wallingford Esq or his order, Four Pounds Ten Shillings Old Tenor upon Demand as Witness my hand - 
    Daniel Emery, Junior
    This note was Satisfied by a note of hand with Interest from the 13 Day of March 1764

    Somersworth, New Hampshire

    Thomas Wallingford, Esq. - perhaps Thomas Wallingford, Esq. (1697-1771) 

    Daniel Emery, Jr. - perhaps Daniel Emery (1697-abt 1778) or Daniel Emery (1723-1774) or another Daniel Emery, Jr., as there were multiple men named Daniel Emery in that era and area.

    If you have alternate identities for Thomas Wallingford, Esq. or Daniel Emery, Jr., please leave a comment for the benefit of other family researchers.

    1777 Document, Kittery, Maine; John Gowan, Constable; Edw. Cutts, Treasurer

    March 5, 1777, Kittery, Maine, document, with names of John Gowen, Constable, and Edw. Cutts, Town Treasurer.

    Recd of Constable John Gowen the Sum of Seventy One Pound Six Shillings and Eight pence Lw money in full of the town's money he was to pay me for the year 1774. 
    Edw. Cutts, Town Treasurer
    L 71-6-8
    Kittery, March 5, 1777

    • Edw. Cutts, Treasurer of Kittery, Maine - perhaps Edward Cutts (1728-1818)

    If you have alternate identities for John Gowen and Edw. Cutts, please leave a comment for the benefit of other family researchers.

    Note: Kittery was much larger when this 1777 document was created; what is now Eliot, Maine, was set off in 1810.

    March 1775 Notice to Assemble at Meeting House in Northerly Parish of Kittery, Maine - now Eliot, Maine

    March 4, 1775, Kittery, Maine - where Constable John Gowen gives Notice to Assemble to "all Freeholders and other Inhabitants in the Northerly Parrish in Kittery Qualified by Law to Vote in Parrish Affairs".

    In 1810, the North Parish of Kittery was set off to become the new town of Eliot.

    Transcription at the end of this post.

    Those assembled will take up:
    • choice of a Parrish Clerk, Treasurer and other Officers
    • the sum of money to be raised for a Minister 
    • examination of the Treasurer's account
    • sums the assessors and committee shall have for the services in the past year
    • what sum the Treasurer shall have for his receiving paying out the Parrish's money
    • any other matters brought up
    • inset lines appear to refer to a Rev. Rogers' death
    John Gowen, Constable - perhaps John Gowen (1740-1809)

    Rev. Rogers - perhaps Rev. John Rogers (1692-1773)

    If you have information to share on a Constable John Gowen or a Rev. Rogers, or if you have corrections/additions to the transcription below, please leave a comment for the benefit of other family researchers.

    Transcription 

    York fs/ To the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Northerly Parrish in Kittery Qualified by Law to vote in Parrish Affairs.
    Pursuant to a Warrant from the Committee for Calling Parrish Meetings in said Parrish, to me Directed You are hereby Notified and Required to Assemble Together & meet at the Meeting House in Said Parrish on Tuesday, the Twenty Eighth Day of March, Instant at Two of the clock afternoon then and there to make Choice of a Parrish Clerk and Treasurer and all other Parrish Officers as the Law Directs and To receive and Examine [?] the Parrish Treasurers Account and Vote what Sum of Money Shall be raised on ye Polls & Estates in sd Parrish for the Support of the Minister and other Necessary as Charges arising in said Parrish. Also to Vote what Sum the Assessors and Committee of Said Parrish shall have for their Service the year past. [an inset about the money drawn by Rev. Rogers before his death] Also what Sum the Treasurer Shall have for his receiving and paying out the Parrish's money. The Year ___ And to receive the Account of any Person and Persons which they have against Said Parrish. And to also any Vote on Voters residing to the Premises as You Shall then and there think fit.
    ___March 4, 1775, John Gowen, Constable

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    1854 letter from Judge Stephen Emery (1790-1863) in Paris, Maine, to his cousin Moses Emery (1794-1881), Esq., in Saco, Maine; Family News

    1854 letter from Judge Stephen Emery (1790-1863) in Paris, Maine, to his paternal cousin Moses Emery (1794-1881), Esq. in Saco, Maine

    In addition to asking Moses to look for a suspect named Bowker, suspected of  "lurking" in Saco, Stephen Emery talks about the health of his family.

    Stephen Emery's wife [second wife] is feebleJennette (Loring) Emery (1800-1855)

    Stephen Emery's daughter "Sarah Jane (Mrs. Hamlin")", with first wife Sarah (Stowell) Emery (1792-1822) Sarah Jane (Emery) Hamlin (1815-1855) is not well and he fears for her, especially if she follows her husband to Washington, D.C.  Sarah Jane was the first wife of Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891), Abraham Lincoln's first Vice President. After Sarah Jane's death, Hannibal married her younger half sister Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925)

    Stephen Emery's children Ellen and Steph, with second wife Jennette (Loring) Emery (1800-1855), are wellEllen Vesta Emery (1835-1925) and Stephen Albert Emery (1841-1891)

    Stephen Emery's daughter Jennette, with second wife Jennette (Loring) Emery (1800-1855), and family are well in Eastport, Maine, where her husband is presumably pastoring.  Jennette Loring (Emery) Butler (1828-1902), wife of Rev. Nathaniel Butler (1824-1894)

    Moses Emery's son Addison Emery - George Addison Emery (1839-aft 1927), lawyer, historian, author, philanthropist.

    I'll leave Bowker and Charles Robbins their privacy.
    Transcription - if you have corrections and/or can fill in the blanks, please leave a comment so the transcription can be updated.

    Paris, Nov. 8, 1854
    Moses Emery, Esq.
    My dear Friend:
    I want to trouble you so much as to hand the inclosed writ to a Deputy Shf. in Saco & have Bowker arrested, if he can be found. Bowker has a sister there, married, but to whom I don't know. He has also an uncle of his wife living there, Charles Robbins by name. This is all I can say. Bowker left here some days since & is supposed to be lurking with his friends at Saco, intending to get away in a few days for Wisconsin, probably waiting there for his family. Please attend to it immediately. I do not know he is at Saco, but suspect it.

    My family are about as usual, that is, a sort of half _____. Mrs. E, always feeble, is about house - Ellen & Steph are very well. I am busy in preparing for cold Winter, which I dread. My eyes are still bad & I use them as little as possible in reading or writing. Jennette & family are well (at Eastport). Sarah Jane (Mrs. Hamlin) is not well - has a bad cough & I have fears for her. She talks of going to Washington with her husband but I hope she will give it up.
    We should be truly glad to see you, Mrs. Emery & Addison at Paris - give them much love from all of us & accept much yourself.
    ___very affectionately,
    Stephen Emery

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    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    1768-1769 Record of Plowing, Timbering, Hoeing, Haying, Fencing, Harvesting; Noah Emery of Southern Maine and Southeastern New Hampshire

    1768 and 1769 account of the days spent by a hired hand doing plowing, cutting timber, hoeing, haying, fencing and harvesting

    The worker may have been Noah Emery or the hired hand may have worked for Noah Emery.

    Noah Emery may have been Captain Noah Emery (1699-1761) or his son Noah Emery (1725-1788) or another Noah Emery. They lived in the Kittery, Maine,  and/or the Rockingham County, New Hampshire, area.

    It's possible that the top line indicates a Caleb Emery; if so, he may have been the hired hand.

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