Tuesday, November 29, 2016

c1890s Highway Surveyor's Book for Andover, Maine

c1890s Highway Surveyor's Book for the town of Andover, Maine.  The booklet measures approximately 6-1/2" by 4-1/4".

The surveyor was presumably Carlton Hutchins, whose name appears on the top edge of the front cover.

Names mentioned inside:
  • Miss Martha Cushman of South Andover, Maine - perhaps Martha Talbot Cushman, born April 8, 1885, daughter of Charles and Martha Stone (Talbot) Cushman; married Ralph H. Penley in 1913 and apparently at least one other time, to a Mr. Scott, as a Social Security document implies.
  • Carlton Hutchins - perhaps Carlton H. Hutchins, born May 19, 1836 at Hanover, New Hampshire, son of Hazen Kimball Hutchins and Louisa Preston (Abbott) Hutchins; Carlton married Persis Bennett Cutting; among their children was Eben F. Hutchins, perhaps the Eben listed next.  Carlton died at Andover, Maine, on June 23, 1906.
  • Eben Hutchins - possibly Eben Franklin Hutchins, born in February 1867 at Andover, Maine, son of Carlton Hutchins, mentioned above, and Persis B. (Cutting) Hutchins.  Eben married Susan A. Poor on August 9, 1897 at Andover, Maine.  Eben died August 30, 1939.  He and Susan are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Andover, Maine.
  • Samuel Akers - possibly the Samuel Akers born in New Hampshire about 1817 or his son Samuel Gardner Akers born at Andover, Maine, on December 6, 1850
  • Willie Hutchins - possibly the William S. Hutchins, born in 1883, son of Carlton Hutchins and Persis (Bennett) Hutchins of Andover, Maine
  • M. A. Jurdan - perhaps Jordan?
  • W. S. Hutchins, Janitor - possibly the William S. Hutchins mentioned above.  He may have been paid to light the fire at his school.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

  • Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900 - birth record of Martha Talbot Hutchins, mis-indexed as Martha L.
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - marriage of Martha Talbot Cushman and Ralph H. Penley
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 - application of Martha Talbot Scott 
  • Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 - Carlton Hutchins
  • Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - marriage of Eben Franklin Hutchins and Susan A. Poor
  • Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980 - death of Eben F. Hutchins
  • Vital Records of Andover, Maine at the www.andovermaine.com site.
As you can see from the images below, there's not a lot of meat in the booklet.  It seemed to have been used more for scribbling and listing plants then for official business.

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