Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Papers of Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837) of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and Bangor, Maine; some Papers pertain to Luke Witcher Fogg & Jethro Davis

Collection of papers, dating from 1829 to 1836, relating to Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837), a New Hampshire native who moved to Bangor, Maine in the mid 1830s.

The papers range from Fogg's early business as a wheelwright in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, through moves to Lowell, Massachusetts, perhaps to Boston, Massachusetts, and, finally, to Bangor, Maine, where he conducted business with a Mr. Davis, possibly Jethro Davis, as Fogg & Davis.

Interestingly Sanbornton is also spelled as Sandbornton; even court documents shows the two different spellings.

See another post that features an 1830s account book presumably owned by Luke Witcher Fogg or one of his brothers.

Luke was the son of Meshach Fogg (1775-1870) and Abigail (Whittier or Whitcher) Fogg (1788-1857), New Hampshire natives who also moved to Maine.

Sadly, Luke did not long survive his move to Bangor, Maine.  If you have information to share, please leave a comment for other researchers.

Note: this collection deserves the attention of a professional archivist and/or researcher.  I'm neither of those, so use the information below as a guide only.  Corrections would be gratefully received.

People Mentioned in the Collection, some multiple times:
  • John E. F. ?; presumably New Hampshire
  • George ?; presumably New Hampshire
  • Philip Adams; presumably Maine
  • Joseph Adams; Bangor, Maine
  • Capt. Albert Baker; Massachusetts or Maine
  • A. Ball, Dentistry Operations, Boston, Massachusetts; provided dental care to Miss Lambert
  • H. & C. Beale; Maine; possibly Horatio Beale
  • J. W. Berry; New Hampshire
  • Samuel Bickford; New Hampshire
  • Ebenezer Blanchard; New Hampshire
  • J. B. Bowman ?; New Hampshire
  • Stephen Brown, Merchant Tailor, Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
  • Joseph Brown, presumably related to Stephen Brown, Merchant Tailor of Concord, New Hampshire
  • Daniel Burnham; New Hampshire
  • Albert G. Burton; Bangor, Maine
  • William Cabit; Bangor, Maine
  • John Cate, Jr.; New Hampshire
  • Charles Chase; New Hampshire
  • B. A. Chase; presumably New Hampshire
  • David Clark; New Hampshire
  • John Clough; New Hampshire
  • J. W. Cole; presumably New Hampshire
  • John A. Cole; New Hampshire
  • John Colebrook; New Hampshire
  • Stephen Cross; New Hampshire
  • Stephen Cross; New Hampshire
  • F. Danforth, livery; possibly Maine
  • Fogg & Davis
  • Jethro Davis
  • Edmund Dearborn, presumably New Hampshire
  • Goddard & Dennis; presumably Massachusetts
  • Charles Dodge; New Hampshire
  • David Drake for Robert Morse; New Hampshire
  • M. Drinkwater; presumably Maine
  • John H. Durgin; presumably New Hampshire
  • G. P. Eastman; presumably New Hampshire
  • Seth Eastman; presumably Maine
  • John L. Edgerly; New Hampshire
  • Joseph Ela of Meredith, New Hampshire
  • John Evans; New Hampshire
  • John E. F. ?; presumably New Hampshire
  • Farwell & Hemenway; Bangor, Maine
  • Horace Fessenden; New Hampshire
  • Hosea Fessenden of Concord, New Hampshire
  • Luke W. Fogg (1808-1837); New Hampshire and Maine
  • Priest Fogg; New Hampshire
  • Nathan Fogg, New Hampshire
  • Fogg & Smith; presumably Luke W. Fogg and presumably New Hampshire
  • Wiggin & Fogg; presumably Maine
  • Fogg & Davis
  • Eben Foss, Jr; New Hampshire
  • Charles Frost, surveyor; Maine
  • Andrew Gilman; presumably New Hampshire
  • C. Gilman, Walter Ingall's attorney; presumably New Hampshire; presumably Charles Gilman
  • Charles Gilman; New Hampshire
  • Charles M. Glidden; presumably New Hampshire
  • Goddard & Dennis; presumably Massachusetts
  • James Gordon; New Hampshire
  • William Grant, Merchant, 44 Hanover St., Boston, Massachusetts; sold English watch to Luke W. Fogg, $15
  • J. Grant; Bangor, Maine
  • Thomas Haynes or Thomas Haines; New Hampshire
  • Allen Haines; Maine
  • William Hammett; Bangor, Maine
  • Amos C. Hannaford; presumably New Hampshire
  • Wheeler & Harrington; Boston, Massachusett
  • Thomas Haynes or Thomas Haines; New Hampshire
  • David Hazelton; New Hampshire
  • Farwell & Hemenway; Bangor, Maine
  • S. C. Hemenway; presumably Maine or Massachusetts
  • Jacob Hersey; presumably New Hampshire
  • David Hill; New Hampshire
  • Daniel Hilton; presumably New Hampshire
  • Hulross [?]; presumably New Hampshire
  • Samuel A. Hyde; Bangor, Maine
  • Steamboat Independence
  • Walter Ingalls; presumably New Hampshire
  • Jenness; Bangor, Maine
  • William Jones; New Hampshire
  • Jones & Hollman; presumably Maine or Massachusetts
  • I. Kendrick & Co.; possibly Maine or Massachusetts
  • W.Kent; New Hampshire
  • William Kent; presumably New Hampshire
  • William Kent; New Hampshire
  • Isaac Kimball; presumably New Hampshire
  • Caleb Kimball, signed court document; New Hampshire
  • Cyrus K. Ladd; Steamboat Independence
  • Miss Lambert; received dental care in Boston, Massachusetts
  • H. P.  Lane; presumably New Hampshire
  • Joseph W. Lang; New Hampshire
  • Josiah Leavitt; New Hampshire
  • Joseph Leavitt; New Hampshire
  • Leighton & Wing; Bangor, Maine
  • William Lewis; Boston, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Locke, Justice; New Hampshire
  • Warren Lovell, New Hampshire
  • Samuel Lowder or Samuel Lowd or Samuel Land; freight bill for goods delivered from Boston, Massachusetts toBangor, Maine
  • H. McAllaster; presumably New Hampshire
  • Hugh McAllaster; New Hampshire
  • McGaffey Vedder & Co.
  • McQuesten & Woodman; presumably New Hampshire
  • Greenough McQuesten; New Hampshire
  • C. Merrill, for G. P. Eastman; presumably New Hampshire
  • L. V. D. Moore ?; Boston, Massachusetts
  • Daniel G. Morrill; New Hampshire
  • Ebenezer Morrison; New Hampshire
  • Robert Morse; New Hampshire
  • Jonathan Moulton; New Hampshire
  • J. S. Moulton; New Hampshire
  • A. D. Moulton; Bangor, Maine
  • William Myrick, Boston, Massachusetts - bill to Luke W. Fogg for two weeks' board 
  • L. Newcomb; presumably Massachusetts or Maine
  • Smith & Noyes; presumably New Hampshire
  • A. Peirce, court clerk; New Hampshire
  • Abraham Perkins; New Hampshire
  • J. Perkins, for Olive Branch, presumably New Hampshire
  • David Philbrick; presumably New Hampshire
  • David Philbrick; presumably New Hampshire
  • Josiah C. Philbrook; presumably New Hampshire
  • William Pike; New Hampshire
  • Mary G. Quincy; presumably New Hampshire
  • John Quinley; Bangor, Maine
  • ?, possibly J. W. Ramsey, for Steamboat Independence
  • Wharton & Roberts; Bangor, Maine
  • John Rogers or John Royers; presumably New Hampshire
  • John Rogers or John Royers; presumably New Hampshire
  • Rumney; presumably New Hampshire
  • D. Sanborn; presumably New Hampshire
  • Dearborn Sanborn; New Hampshire
  • Ebenezer Scott; Boston, Massachusetyts
  • J. W. Severans; presumably Bangor, Maine; possibly Joseph W. Severans
  • George C. Shattuck, medical attendance; Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Shirley; New Hampshire
  • Fogg & Smith; presumably Luke W. Fogg and presumably New Hampshire
  • Smith & Noyes; presumably New Hampshire
  • Benjamin F. Smith; New Hampshire
  • Jeremith Smith; presumably New Hampshire
  • John Swasey; presumably New Hampshire
  • Henry Tibbetts; New Hampshire
  • Jeremiah Tilton; presumably New Hampshire
  • Alexander H. Tilton; New Hampshire
  • Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff; New Hampshire
  • A. & P. Titcomb; presumably Maine
  • Thomas H. Treadwell; Bangor, Maine
  • Trott & Co., 128 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts
  • McGaffey Vedder & Co.
  • A. Ward & Co.; New Hampshire
  • Thomas Webber, New Hampshire
  • Wharton & Roberts; Bangor, Maine
  • Wheeler & Harrington; Boston, Massachusett
  • E. S. Whitney, wagon repairer; presumably New Hampshire or Massachusetts
  • Wiggin & Fogg; presumably Maine
  • Leighton & Wing; Bangor, Maine

The papers, from earliest to latest, with undated papers at the end:
  • February 10, 1829, Meredith, New Hampshire; promise to pay; J. W. Berry, Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837)
  • February 11, 1829, Meredith, New Hampshire; promise to pay: Josiah Leavitt; Priest Fogg, presumably related to Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837)
  • March 24, 1829, Meredith, New Hampshire; Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837); Jonathan Moulton; J. B. Bowman (?); Thomas Webber
  • September 1829; Luke Witcher Fogg (1808-1837); Warren Lovell, to advise in dispute between Fogg and Nathan Fogg, perhaps Luke's uncle or brother
  • October 5, 1829, New Hampshire, Stafford County Court at Gilmanton; ordering appearance of Thomas Webber and Luke W. Fogg to answer to Noah Burnham of Chester for payment of gig wagon; George Young; Arthur Livermore, Esq.; A. Peirce, Clerk
  • November 9, 1829, Meredith, New Hampshire; promise to pay Joseph W. Lang or  Long; Luke W. Fogg
  • November 24, 1829, New Hampshire, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg; A. Perkins (presumably Abraham Perkins)
  • December 12, 1829; New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg; Abraham Perkins
  • January 5, 1830; A. Perkins (presumably Abraham Perkins); A. Ward & Co.; presumably pertaining to purchases by Luke W. Fogg
  • January 16, 1830, Meredith, New Hampshire; promise to pay Luke W. Fogg by John Cate, Jr., to be done in shoemaking
  • January 25, 1830; received of Luke W. Fogg for a set of wagon wheels that he took of mine and... Nathan Fogg
  • January 25, 1830, Meredith, New Hampshire; Luke Fogg promises to pay Nathan Fogg
  • February 26, 1830; receipt by James Gordon (sp) of payment of Luke W. Fogg
  • March 2, 1830; Luke W. Fogg promises to pay Daniel Hilton
  • March 2, 1830, receipt by Charles Chase at Meredith, New Hampshire, of payment by Luke W. Fogg
  • March 2, 1830; Luke W. Fogg promises to pay David Philbrick
  • March 2, 1830, Meredith, New Hampshire; Charles Chase promises to pay Luke W. Fogg in value of shoemaking
  • March 3, 1830 at Meredith, New Hampshire; receipt by William Pike of payment by Luke W. Fogg
  • Invoice/account from March 25, 1830 November 7, 1830; from B. A. Chase to Luke W. Fogg; paid in full August 6, 1836, 
  • March 28, 1830, Meredith, New Hampshire, Luke W. Fogg to John Colebrook, Jr., Esq.; paid on February 5, 1830
  • April 17, 1830, Sandbornton, New Hampshire, Luke W. Fogg appointed one of the Engine-men to serve in Fire Engline Cmpany No. 1 of Sandbornton during the pleasure of the Firewards. Signed by Nathaniel Holmes and Chares Gilman
  • May 10, 1830 to February 14, 1833; account of Luke W. Fogg with William Jones
  • May 17, 1830; bill/receipt of payment to Fogg and Smith from Andrew Gilman
  • May 25, 1830 to June 24, 1831; account/receipt of payment of Luke W. Fogg with Isaac Kimball
  • July 1, 1830 to March 24, 1832; Invoice/payment in full; bought by Luke W. Fogg of Walter Ingalls, signed by C. Gilman, Ingalls' attorney
  • August 3, 1830; invoice to Luke W. Fogg by G. P. Eastman; payment received by C. Merrill
  • September 6, 1830 at Meredith, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg promises to pay David Philbrick
  • September 6, 1830 at Meredith, New Hampshire; receipt by Joseph Leavitt of payment by Luke W. Fogg
  • December 6, 1830, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt by Robert Morse of payment by Luke W. Fogg; payment accepted by David Drake
  • December 29, 1830, Concord, New Hampshire; Mr. Samuel Bickford, bought of W. Kent
  • February 23, 1831, Northfield, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg promises to pay Ebenezer Morrison - "to be paid in my work at my Shop in Sandbornton Bridge"
  • March 10, 1831; receipt by Daniel Burnham of payment in full by Luke W. Fogg
  • March 11, 1831, Meredith, New Hampshire; Daniel Burnham acknowledges receipt of payment Luke W. Fogg for a sleigh harness
  • March 12, 1831; Josiah C. Philbrook acknowledges payment by Luke W. Fogg for 1500 feet of boards or $7.50
  • March 29, 1831; Luke W. Fogg promises to pay Smith & Noyes $19.16 for value received; Fogg made payments in October 1831 and in February 1832 with some left to go
  • May 3, 1831 to April 23, 1832; invoice to Luke W. Fogg from Jeremiah Tilton; boards, repairs, etc.
  • July 1, 1831; court document from Gilford, New Hampshire, to Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sanbornton; in the case of a watch not returned to Joseph Ela of Meredith, New Hampshire; signed by A. Peirce, Clerk
  • July 13, 1831, Sanbornton, New Hampshire; Joseph Early [perhaps Joseph Ela] vs. Luke W. Fog; seizure of bay mare; signed by Caleb Kimball
  • August 22, 1831, Sanbornton, New Hampshire; acknowledgement by John Evans of receipt of payment by Luke W. Fogg
  • October 1, 1831; acknowledgement by Charles M. Glidden of payment by Luke W. Fogg of all demands up to that date
  • 1831 to 1832; acknowledgement by Edmund Dearborn of payment by Luke W. Fogg for cider delivered to D. Sanborn and also payment to Amos C. Hannaford
  • November 1, 1831 to Feburary 8, 1832; acknowledgement by Hulross [?] of payment of Luke W. Fogg, for trimming a cloak with silk
  • November 2, 1831, Sanbornton, New Hampshire; receipt by Eben Foss, Jr., of payment by Luke W. Fogg of all demands to this date
  • November 7, 1831; receipt by McQuesten & Woodman of payment of Luke W. Fogg
  • December 7, 1831; receipt by Mary G. Quincy & Rumney of payment of $2.50 by Luke W. Fogg
  • December 12, 1831, Northfield, New Hampshire; promise to pay by Luke W. Fogg and John Clough [?] to Daniel G. Morrill; reverse shows a payment of June 23, 1832
  • January 7, 1832; receipt by John H. Durgin of payment by Luke W. Fogg of all demands to that date.
  • March 16, 1832; receipt by H. McAllaster [?] for payment of accounts in full by Luke w. Fogg
  • April 7, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; John Clough sold 1/2 of ? to Luke W. Fogg
  • April 25, 1823 invoice and receipt of payment from William Kent to purchaser Luke W. Fogg. Receipt signed by William Kent for H. W. Ralfe [?]
  • June 11, 1832 receipt signed by J. Perkins for payment for the Olive Branch, No 14, Vol. 1 to No. 13, Vol. 2, made by purchasers Fogg & Clough
  • June 18, 1832, list of items purchased by Luke W. Fogg from Smith & Noyes
  • July 3, 1832, promise to Hugh McAllaster [?], signed by Luke W. Fogg [crossed out] and Ebenezer ?; paper is torn
  • August 6, 1832, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton is commanded to appear in court to answer to Hugh McAllaster of New Sandbornton on the issue of a debt of $4.72. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore [printed] and signed by A. Pierce, Clerk.  Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 6, 1832, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton, and Benjamin F. Smith of North ?, are commanded to appear in court to answer to Hugh McAllaster of New Sandbornton on the issue of a debt of $18.22. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore [printed] and signed by A. Pierce, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 8, 1832, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton, is commanded to appear in court to answer to Stephen Cross of Sandburnton on the issue of a debt of $32.50. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore [printed] and signed by A. Pierce, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 8, 1832, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton, is commanded to appear in court to answer to Alexander H. Tilton of Sandburnton on the issue of two debts. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore [printed] and signed by A. Pierce, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 8, 1832, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton, is commanded to appear before Charles Gilman, Esq., a Justice of the Peace for the County of Strafford, at Daniel C. Atkinson's office in Sandbornton on August 25, 1832 to answer to Greenough McQuesten of Northfield. Signed by Charles Gilman, Jus. Peace. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 10, 1832, Sanbornton, New Hampshire; Receipt by Dearborn Sanborn for payment of Luke W. Fogg to Stephen Shirley for $10.25 toward note
  • August 10, 1832, Concord, New Hampshire; commanding Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sanbornton to appear at Superior Court to answer to Ebenezer Blanchard of Franklin and David Hazelton of Northfield, dba Blanchard & Hazelton, pertaining to overdue payment of $39.08 of a note. Witnessed by William M. Richardson, Esq. [printed name] and ? Eastman, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff.
  • August 10, 1832 court document, Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright, of Sandbornton, New Hampshire; commanded to appear in court to answer to Clough for $124.36. [in error, the document has Luke answer to Luke, but the name Clough appears below.]  Witnessed by Arthur Livermore, Esq. [printed] and A. Pierce, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff
  • August 10, 1832 Sanbornton, New Hampshire; received of Luke W. Fogg two notes against Henry Tibbitts for grain; signed by Dearborn Sanborn
  • August 11, 1832; receipt signed by H. P. L? for payment by Luke W. Fogg; possibly H. P. Lane & Co.
  • August 12, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt by Charles Dodge of payment by Luke W. Fogg for all accounts up to date.
  • August 15, 1832; receipt signed by Jacob Hersey for payment of Luke W. Fogg in full of all demands to this date.
  • August 15, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt signed by John E. F? of payment by Luke W. Fogg for all demands to date. Perhaps John E. Forrest (1796-1881)
  • August 17, 1832; receipt by John Swasey of payment of Luke W. Fogg of all accounts
  • September 1, 1832; New Hampshire court document commanding Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, to appear at Concord to answer to William Kent of Concord for payment on a note. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore, Esq. [printed] and signed by M. Eastman, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff.
  • September 1, 1832; New Hampshire court document commanding Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, to appear at Concord to answer to Horace Fessenden of Concord for nonpayment. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore, Esq. [printed] and signed by M. Eastman, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff.
  • September 1, 1832; New Hampshire court document commanding Luke W. Fogg, Wheelwright of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, to appear at Concord to answer to Horace Fessenden of Concord for nonpayment. Witnessed by Arthur Livermore, Esq. [printed] and signed by M. Eastman, Clerk. Signed on the reverse by Samuel Tilton, Deputy Sheriff.
  • September 5, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt by Thomas C. Haines for payment of Luke W. Fogg in full of all demands up to date. Spelled on same document as Thomas Haynes
  • Partial scrap: September 13, 1832; receipt signed by John ? for payment by Luke W. Fogg.  Possibly John Rogers or Royers
  • September 21, 1832; receipt by Jeremiah Smith for payment by J. S. Moulton for two bushels of oats
  • September 24, 1832; receipt by Stephen Cross of payment of Luke W. Fogg toward his balance
  • September 24, 1832; receipt by Hugh McAllister for payment by Luke W. Fogg for the balance due on his account.
  • September 29, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt signed by Samuel F. Jewett for payment of J. S. Moulton for 14 bushels of oats.
  • October 1, 1832; receipt by John Clough of the payment of Luke W. Fogg of all demands.
  • October 2, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt by John L. Edgerly of the payment of J. S. Moulton for oats
  • October 6, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt signed by David Hill for the payment of 6 bushels of corn purchased by Luke W. Fogg
  • October 8, 1832; receipt signed by J. W. Cole for the purchase by Luke W. Fogg of 4 bushels of oats from D. Hazelton
  • October 17, 1832; receipt signed by H. Fessenden for payment of Luke W. Fogg on account
  • October 18, 1832, Gilford, New Hampshire; receipt signed by John A. Cole for payment of Luke W. Fogg of all demands
  • October 22, 1832, Concord, New Hampshire; bill for pantaloons from the firm of Stephen Brown, Merchant Tailor, Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire; receipt of purchase by Luke W. Fogg; signed by Joseph Brown. The lower part of the bill shows an itinerary, presumably that of Luke W. Fogg, on his way from Sandbornton Bridge to Lowell, Masachusetts, and then to Woburn and Boston
  • October 24, 1832, Sandbornton, New Hampshire; receipt signed by David Clark for payment of Luke W. Fogg of all demands to date.
  • October 25, 1832; receipt by George ? of payment by Luke W. Fogg in full of all demands
  • November 6, 1832, Boston, Massachusetts, Luke W. Fogg purchased from William Grant at No. 44 Hanover St, one English Watch, London No. 3453, warranted for one year, cost $15. Receipt signed by Nathaniel Kimball.
  • April 1833 to March 1834; account of wagon repairer E. S. Whitney - not sure of middle initial - to Luke W. Fogg
  • May 20, 1883, court document; Luke W. Fogg, wheelwright, late of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, now in Lowell, Massachusetts, is commanded go appear before Justice of the Police Court in Lowell, to answer to Hosea Fessenden of Concord, New Hampshire, for debt. Signed by Joseph Locke, Justice 
  • June 28, 1833, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by William Myrick of the payment of Luke W. Fogg for two weeks' board
  • September 13, 1833 bill from Trott & Co. of 128 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts (Paints, Medicines and Dye Stuffs, also New England Crown and Chelmsford Window Glass), to Luke W. Fogg; payment received by Trott & Co.
  • October 25, 1833, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by L.V.D. Moore [?] of payment by Luke W. Fogg
  • November 6, 1833 to December 1834; for medical attendance by George C. Shattuck to Luke W. Fogg; payment received for Shattucy by A Perkins
  • November 9, 1833, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by Eben. Scott for payment made by Luke W. Fogg, for items purchased in October
  • December 12, 1833, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by Eben. Scott for payment made by Luke W. Fogg for various items purchased in November and December 
  • December 23, 1833, receipt by Goddard & Dennis of the payment made by Luke W. Fogg
  • March 29, 1834, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by William Lewis of the payment made by Luke W. Fogg for a small locket with miniature portrait
  • April 5, 1834, receipt by L. Newcomb for the payment by Mr. Fogg for clothing items bought at auction
  • April 16, 1834, Bangor, Maine; items purchased from Jenness in March by Luke W. Fogg
  • April 24, 1834, Boston, Massachusetts; receipt by Wheeler & Harrington for the payment of Luke W. Fogg for Flour
  • July 3, 1834, Bangor, Maine; receipt by Albert G. Burton of the payment of Luke W. Fogg for painting 2-1/2 days
  • November 12, 1834, Bangor Maine; receipt by A. D. Morton for payment of Luke W. Fogg, for payment of all due to that date
  • November 26, 1834; receipt by Philip Adams for the payment of Fogg & Davis
  • November 26, 1834 court document; Penobscot County; where Luke W. Fogg is commanded to appear before Allen Haines to answer to a plea by Charles Gilman of Baltimore, Maryland; signed by Allen Haines
  • January 13, 1835; invoice from A. & P. Titcomb to Luke W. Fogg
  • June 10, 1835, Bangor, Maine; bill for fabric charged to Fogg & Davis by Farwell & Hemenway; payment received by S. C. Hemenway & C. P. Hemenway
  • July 16, 1835, Bangor, Maine, court document, where Joseph Adams, house painter, of Bangor is commanded to appear in Municipal Court in Bangor  to answer to Samuel S. Dudley for nonpayment of debt. Witnessed by Charles Stetson [printed] and signed by R. S. Prescott, Recorder., and A. Jones, Constable of Bangor
  • July 16, 1835, Bangor, Maine, court document, where Joseph Adams, house painter, of Bangor is commanded to appear in Municipal Court in Bangor  to answer to Samuel S. Dudley for nonpayment of debt. Witnessed by Charles Stetson [printed] and signed by R. S. Prescott, Recorder., and A. Jones, Constable of Bangor. This document also brings in the names of Luke W. Fogg and Jethro Davis of Bangor, who Dudley alleges are holding Adams' assets. The signature or name of Samuel Garnsey, Atty, appears on the reverse.
  • July 1835 - July 22, 1836, presumably Bangor, Maine; account of Fogg & Davis with H. & C. Beale; paid July 22, 1836; perhaps Horatio Beale
  • September 12, 1835 - November 4, 1836, Bangor, Maine; account of Fogg & Davis with Wharton & Roberts
  • October 5, 1835, Boston, Massachusetts; received of Capt. Albert Baker by Mr. Fogg, $76; signed by George ? & Co. [Hacker ?]
  • October 5, 1835, Bangor, Maine; acknowldgement by John Quinley of receipt of payment by Fogg & Davis - for Quinley's one day's labour
  • December 3, 1835, Bangor, Maine; partially torn; appears to show name Jenness; presumably a bill from Jenness to Luke W. Fogg and Jethro Davis
  • December 20, 1835 to June 10, 1836; invoice to Fogg & Davis from M. Drinkwater
  • December 30, 1835 to Juy 16, 1836; invoice to Fogg & Davis from S. C. Hemenway; payment received for purchases throughout that time on July 16, 1836
  • January 30 to March 28, 1836; account of Luke W. Fogg with J. Severans; receipt of payment
  • February 9, 1836, Bangor, Maine; bill to William Hammett to J. Grant for measuring 1580.56 of painting at 1/2 cts per yard
  • Feburary 16, 1836, account of Levi Fogg with J. W. Severans for potatoes and sugar; payment received; perhaps Joseph W. Severans
  • February 24, 1836 to May 7, 1836; account of Luke W. Fogg with J. W. Severans; payment received
  • April 11, 1836 - April 15, 1836. Account of Fogg & Davis with I. Kendrick & Co.; payment received by I. Kendrick
  • April 13, 1836 to April 30, 1836; account of Fogg & Davis with J. W. Severans; payment received
  • April 26, 1836, bill to Fogg & Davis from Samuel Lowder [or Lowd or Land] for freight from Boston to Bangor; payment received
  • May 6, 1836, bill of Luke W. Fogg from Jones & Hollman; payment received
  • June 1836, Boston, Massachusetts; bill from Bangor Despatch Line to Fogg & Davis for freight to Boston on the Schooner Tremont
  • June 8, 1836, Boston, Massachusetts; bill for freight of paint to Fogg & Davis in Bangor; by Steam Boat Independence; payment received, signed by Cyrus K. Ladd for ?, possibly J. W. Ramsey
  • June 21, 1836, Bangor, Maine; bill to Fogg & Davis for fabric items from S. A. Hyde, presumably Samuel A. Hyde
  • June 21, 1836, Bangor, Maine, bill to Fogg & Davis for fabric items from Samuel A. Hyde
  • June 24, 1836, Bangor, Maine; bill to Fogg & Davis from William Cabit; payment received
  • August 2, 1836, Bangor, Maine; bill from Leighton & Wing; payment received
  • May 29, 1845 to July 23, 1845, Boston, Massachusetts; bill to Miss Lambert from A. Ball, Operations in Dentistry; payment received for A. Ball by ?
  • Undated; Bangor, Maine; bill to Joseph Adams from Thomas H. Treadwell; payment received for Thomas H. Treadwell by G. F. Treadwell [not sure of initials]
  • Undated; McGaffey Vedder & Co.; furniture ware room, white with black letters
  • Undated; bill to Luke W. Fogg from ?
  • Undated bill for surveying services by Charles Frost and Charles Gilman to Fogg & Davis
  • Undated bill to Luke W. Fogg from Seth Eastman; payment received by Seth Eastman
  • Undated bill to Fogg & Davis from Wiggin & Fogg; payment received by Wiggin & Fogg
  • June 8, no year written; bill to Fogg & Davis from F. Danforth [not sure of initial] for horse & Chaise


Monday, May 16, 2022

June 1814 Letter from Lt. E. Manning at Fort Sullivan in Eastport, Maine, to Lt. Andrew Lewis in Castine, Maine

June 10, 1814 letter from Lieutenant E. Manning of the 40th Infantry, stationed at Fort Sullivan in Eastport, Maine, to Lieutenant Andrew Lewis, 40th Infantry Commanding, at Castine, Maine.

Interestingly, both Fort Sullivan and Castine would fall into British hands, as the result of a surprise invasion not long after.  In the case of Fort Sullivan, which was captured on July 11, 1814, the British would not leave until June 30, 1818, as Eastport had been disputed territory since the American Revolution, and the British were anxious to retain it.

Interesting content:
  • ... I fired a small Gun or Swivel burst and murdered two men, one of which died (Alden) third day after, the other is likely to do well.  Did "murdered" have a different meaning at that time - i.e. "grievously injured" as well as "killed"?
  • The writer found Robbinston women more to his liking than Eastport women.
  • I ordered two (women) drummed out of Camp yesterday, which caused considerable laughter in Post.

This letter appeared on page 200 in the The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume 3, July 1887-June 1888.  The contents page lists many interesting articles, including several others with an Eastport, Maine, connection.

Transcript

LETTER FROM EASTPORT, 1814
[From Lieut. E. Manning, 40th Infantry U.S.A., to Lieutenant Andrew Lewis, 40th Infantry, Commanding, at Castine.]

"FORT SULLIVAN, 10th June, 1814 (EASTPORT).
DEAR SIR: - I have not had an opportunity to write you before, since my arrival at this Post. I was at Robbiston last month, and was relieved by Lieut. Blanchard. On his arrival at that Post, I fired a small Gun or Swivel, which burst and murdered two men, one of which died (Alden) third day after, the other is likely to do well. Robbinston is a fine place andthe young ladies very agreeable, much more so than at Eastport. Carpenter is at Machias. He released Lieut. Blanchard the last day of this month. I hope your situation is agreeable, which if it is or not, I hope you let me know by writing me. I have nothing new to write, except I ordered two (women) drummed out of Camp yesterday, which caused considerable laughter in Post.
I am with due consideration, Sir, your most obedient servant.
E. Manning, Lieut. 40th Infantry
Lieut. Andrew Lewis, 40th Infantry.


Diorama of Fort Sullivan (1808-1873)

Fort Sullivan was captured by the British on June 11, 1814 and was renamed Fort Sherbrooke, in honor of Canadian military and political leader Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764-1830). When the British finally quit their occupation, on June 30, 1818, the fort returned to its original name of Fort Sullivan.

As for the origin of Sullivan, what is known is that it was likely named for one of two Sullivan brothers, with the younger brother the more likely.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

19 Letters and 1 Receipt Connected to the Mansir Family of East Pittston, Maine

Collection of 19 letters and one receipt pertaining to the family of widowed Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine, widow of Charles B. Mansir (1822-1864) and her stepson and children:

It appears that the letters passed into the hands of Ida Gertrude (Mansir) Reed (1858-1943), who had written one of the letters herself.  Ida's sister Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", author of many of the letters, died in 1878; Ida must have treasured Nellie's letters.  This was a very close family, it appears.

The letter writers:
  • The State of Maine Adjutant General's Office in Augusta, writing in March 1872 to acknowledge receipt of the State pension application sent by widow Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916)
  • Annie (Hayden) Hyde (1841-1915), wife of Bath Iron Works founder, Thomas Worcester Hyde (1841-1899); she was anxious for Ida to return to work in the family home.
  • Charles A. Morton, presumably a native of Pittston, Maine, or the area, who wrote a letter in May 1869 from Small Point, Maine, to Wesley E. Mansir 
  • Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", who wrote eleven of the letters in the collection, and added a note to her sister Eda's letter to Ida in February 1878, a month before Nellie's death 
  • Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda", who wrote two letters, one in 1875 and another in 1878
  • Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), who wrote a letter to her mother when Ida was working in Bath, Maine, and was the recipient of many of the letters
  • Amelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), who wrote from Manchester, Maine, in August 1875 to Ellen A. Mansir, "Nellie". Amelia was born Pamelia Grace Torrence in Manchester on 17 December 1858.

With the letters is a receipt, shown below, acknowledging tuition payment, made by Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) to Hattie L. King, perhaps Harriet Louisa King (1848-1888)


Samples of what the letters contain:
  •  family news, including the death of George W. Mansir, Jr. (1816-1878)
  •  the often grueling housework jobs that the younger women have found in the community and as far as Bath, Maine
  • a July 23, 1877 mass baptism, presumably in a pond or river
  • the break-up of John and Carrie when he spied Levi carrying her over the gutter; and the breakup of Levi and Carrie, when Levi said he'd had enough and John was welcome to her. Nellie instructs Ida to burn the letter.
  • an unexpected trip to Boston for Nellie when her employer's nanny left and Nellie was pressed into duty.
  • "Maying" on May Day; raspberrying; riding the boat down the Kennebec

The items in the collection:

People Mentioned in the Letters, followed by the item number . Some people are mentioned multiple times in the same letter.

If you have corrections and/or information to share, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

Item #Name
18Addie - cooking for the family of Thomas Worcester Hyde (1841-1899) in Bath, Maine, and doing well
9Ann, presumably a work for the Richards family but now gone
8Annie, baptized in pond or river
20Anson
14Aunt May, Sadie & Charles were there to see Manda Marson off to Boston
8Bertron, baptized in pond or river; Bertram ?
4Bradford, mutual acquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
5Charles and Lizzy are courting
20Don
8Ell, baptized in pond or river
9Ellen
8Em - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934)
10Em - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934) 
19Em - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934)
7Henry, mutual friend or relative of the Mansir family
4
8Ida, baptized in pond or river
8Isadore, baptized in pond or river
19Jake
20Jennie
9JohnCarrie Blodgett (1862-1950) and John have "dissolved" because Levi helped Carrie over the gutter
10Johnny - previous beau of Carrie Blodgett
8Julia, perhaps Julia Morison or Marson, baptized in pond or river
10Kate, perhaps Kate Parmenter
9Levi - perhaps Levi Pulsifer (1853-1915)
10Levi, new beau ofCarrie Blodgett (1862-1950) - perhaps Levi Pulsifer (1853-1915)
9Lizzie - has left the place where Ida is working
17Lizzie - was with Nellie on the harrowing way home in the dark and rain
5Lizzy and Charles are courting
4Lois, mutual friend of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
Mamie
9Mary, presumably a worker for the Richards family
6Melia
8Mollie; helpedEllen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", with her work
14Mr. and Mrs. R. - either the family Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) was working for or their housekeeper/caretaker
20Nan ? and Wes are going to a horse trot - Wes was Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"
8Oll ?, baptized in pond or river
20Tina - had worked with Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", in the past; Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
 has taken Nellie's place there, presumably at the Richards home or the Harry home
10Tina - someone working with Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie",
15Tina - someone working with Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie",
8Tom and Luckie had a row tonight, and Tom licked him
5William, acquaintance ofEllen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", and sister Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
7Adalaide Avril - Adelaide Averill (1849-1875) - buried a week ago Sunday
8Mrs. George Blear, baptized in pond or river
9Carrie Blodgett (1862-1950) and John have "dissolved" because Levi helped Carrie over the gutter
10Carrie Blodgett (1862-1950) - Levi walked out of church and left her to go home alone - perhaps Levi Pulsifer (1853-1915)
8Ellen Blodgett, baptized in pond or river - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934) or sister Ella Blodgett (1853-1937)
7Emmie, teaching - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934)
Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda", how to make coats - perhaps Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934)
8John Blodgett, baptized in pond or river
7Mrs. Blodgett - neighbor of the Mansir family where women gather to sew, husk corn, etc. - perhaps Mary (Tyler) Blodgett (1827-1910)
10Mrs. Blodgett, Rose and Emmie Murphy were all taken into church - presumably Mary E. (Tyler) Blodgett (1827-1910); Rose Blodgett (1858-1935) and Emmie Murphy (Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934), by then married to Dennis Murphy
12Mrs. Blodgett - hosting the sewing circle - perhaps Mary (Tyler) Blodgett (1827-1910)
14Pilus Blodgett - "about as talkative as Pilus Blodgett"
8Rosa, baptized in pond or river - presumably Rose F. Blodgett (1858-1935)
10Mrs. B. told Mother that Rosie's health was not good - Rose Blodgett (1858-1935)
11Rosa, presumably Rose F. Blodgett (1858-1935), is feeling better
15Rose - presumably Rose F. Blodgett (1858-1935)
4Bradford; not sure if given name or surname. Mutual acquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
5Mr. Brewster, possibly working for or selling to the Rogers household, where Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) was working
15Hattie Burnham - perhaps Harriet R. (Colburn) Burnham (1817-1880)
9Mrs. Burnham - perhaps Harriet R. (Colburn) Burnham (1817-1880)
19Mrs. Burnham - perhaps Harriet R. (Colburn) Burnham (1817-1880)
11William Campbell and Flo - have set up housekeeping
10Mrs. Cleaves, for whom Rose F. Blodgett (1858-1935) has been working
5Charles Dudley, acquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", and Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
8Mrs. Ellkins and Fannie, baptized in pond or river - perhaps Lauretta (Brookings) Elkins (1838-1925) and daughter Frances B. Elkins (1865-1936)
4Skuyler Friend, mutual acquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia" . Perhaps Schuyler A. Friend (1848-1915)
19Mrs. Harmon
6Mr. Harry - employer of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" 
9Mrs. Harry
1Annie Hook, a young woman in the Small Point, Maine, area, that Charles says would be a fine girlfriend for Wesley E. Mansir.  Perhaps Anna L. Hook (1856-1872), who, sadly, would die less than 3 years later 
8Henry Hunt, baptized in pond or river - perhaps Henry Washburn Hunt (1851-1942), who would marry Emma Louise Thompson (1858-1930), presumably the Emmy who was also baptised that day
8Mrs. Delia Huntington - presumably Cordelia H. (Jordan) Huntington (1837-1899); Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Delia Huntington and Fannie visited
8Fannie, presumably Frances Delia Huntington (1859-1910) - Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Delia Huntington and Fannie visited
16Annie (Hayden) Hyde (1841-1915), letter writer; wife of Thomas Worcester Hyde (1841-1899), founder of Bath Iron Works
18Annie (Hayden) Hyde (1841-1915), letter writer; wife of Thomas Worcester Hyde (1841-1899), founder of Bath Iron Works - offers Ida more money but she must not tell the other employees
18Arthur - Arthur Sewall Hyde (1875-1920) - sick in bed with a high fever and headache
18John - John Sedgewick Hyde (1867-1917) - has been ill but is better
18Mr. Hyde -Thomas Worcester Hyde (1841-1899), founder of Bath Iron Works
15Jackson - given name or surname - perhaps a family where Nellie was hoping to find work
19Mr. Jackson - would like Ida to work for him
8Mrs. Kimball - Mrs. Kimball, Mrs. Delia Huntington and Fannie visited
3Hattie King, Miss; school teacher. Perhaps Harriet Louisa King (1848-1888)
5Mrs. Lapham, perhaps a housekeeper for whom Ida Gertrude Mansir was working
5Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
6Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
7Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"; letter writer
8Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
9Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
12Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda" in East Pittston, Maine; letter writer
13Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
14Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda" 
15Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda" 
19Edith C. Mansir (1861-1929), "Eda"
5Frank has just got home from church - possibly Charles F. Mansir (1847-1881)
10Frank - possibly Charles F. Mansir (1847-1881)
19Frank - possibly Charles F. Mansir (1847-1881)
11George W. Mansir, Jr. (1816-1878), who had just died; description of his last hours - "Uncle George"
3Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) of East Pittston, Maine; paid tuition
5Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), presumably working as a maid somewhere; letter recipient
6Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943); letter recipient
7Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943); letter recipient
8Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943); letter recipient
9Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
10Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
11Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
12Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), away from home working; letter recipient
13Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), working away from home; letter recipient
15Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
17Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
14Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter writer
16Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient; presumably at home in East Pittston, Maine
18Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), at home, presumably, in East Pittston, Maine - about to return to work for the family; letter recipient
19Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943), letter recipient
20Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943),, letter recipient
2Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine; widow of Civil War veteran Charles B. Mansir
7Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine
8Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916)- "Mama", gone raspberrying
9Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine - "Mama"
10Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916), "Mother"
13Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine; letter writer
14Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) in East Pittston, Maine; letter recipient
15Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916) of East Pittston, Maine - "Mama"
19Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916)
20Martha A. (Murphy) Mansir (1831-1916), "Mother"
20Nan and Wes are going to the horse-trot - Nan and Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"
4Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" in East Pittston, Maine; letter recipient
5Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" in Gardiner, Maine; letter writer
6Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie"; letter writer
7Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie"
8Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
9Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie"; letter writer
10Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
11Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
12Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", in East Pittston, Maine, not well; she would die the next month
15Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" letter writer
17Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
19Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
20Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", letter writer
5Rod - presumably George Rodney Mansir (1855-1920), "Rodney"
8Rod is going to work for Len - presumably George Rodney Mansir (1855-1920)"Rodney" and perhaps Len Moody
10Rod - presumably George Rodney Mansir (1855-1920)"Rodney"
12Rod - presumably George Rodney Mansir (1855-1920)"Rodney"
8"Waltie"Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie"
9Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie",
 of East Pittston, Maine
12Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie", of East Pittston, Maine
14Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie", of East Pittston, Maine
15Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie" of East Pittston, Maine
19Walter Elwood Mansir (1862-1942), "Walt" or "Waltie" of East Pittston, Maine
1Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes", letter recipient
8Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"
11Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"
12Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes", to take Henry Moody's job after Henry leaves
20Wesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"
19Charles Marsh
8Julia, perhaps Julia Marson or Morison, baptized in pond or river
14Manda Marson was on board on her way to Boston
9Clatt Moody - perhaps Charles Nathaniel Moody (1834-1897)
12Henry Moody - working at Cedar Grove
8Len Moody, whose German folks have just left - possibly Leonard Moody (1839-1905)
8Len, perhaps Leonard Moody (1839-1905) - Rod, presumably George Rodney Mansir (1855-1920)"Rodney"; is going to work for him


1Charles A. Morton, letter writer
10Emmie Murphypresumably Mary E. (Tyler) Blodgett (1827-1910)Rose Blodgett (1858-1935) and Emmie Murphy - (Emily Ellen Blodgett (1850-1934), by then married to Dennis Murphy
6Clara Newell of South Gardiner - also working for the Harry family doing chamber work; helpful to Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", who has suddenly got charge of the children, since the nurse left. Perhaps Clara E. Newell (1952-1940)
4Norcross - perhaps in the Manchester, Maine, area
4Kate Parmenter, mutual acquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
10Kate, perhaps Kate Parmenter, mutual aquaintance of Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
14Pottle
7Levi Pulsifer is sick with acute rheumatism - perhaps Levi B. Pulsifer (1853-1915)
7Pulsifer, Mr. - perhaps Joel Pulsifer (1813-1891), father of Levi B. Pulsifer (1853-1915)
9Levi - perhaps Levi Pulsifer (1853-1915)
10Levi , new beau of Carrie Blodgett - perhaps Carrie Blodgett (1862-1950) and  Levi Pulsifer (1853-1915)
4Elonia Rackliff - has sold the farm and moved to Rockland - Lenora Elonia (Rackliffe) Farr (1858-1920)
7Daniel W. Reed (1853-1925), future husband of Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
10D. W. R. - Daniel W. Reed (1853-1925), future husband of Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
14D.W.R.Daniel W. Reed (1853-1925), future husband of Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) - possibly working in New Brunswick or Nebraska
15Dan - Daniel W. Reed (1853-1925), future husband of Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943)
10George Reed, presumably of Pittston, Maine; perhaps George Frederick Reed (1840-1898), who moved to Massachusetts
4Richards, Mr. - for whom Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"  may have worked
6Mrs. R. - perhaps Mrs. Richards, for whom the Mansir sisters occasionally worked
9Mrs. R. - presumably Mrs. Richards, for whom the Mansir sisters occasionally worked - "mean"
10Mr. R., possibly Mr. Richards, for whom Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) was working
14Mr. and Mrs. P. or Mrs. R. - either the family Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) was working for or their housekeeper/caretaker
15John R. - presumably John Richards - perhaps someone for whom Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie", and Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) worked
5Rogers, Mr., for whom Ida Gertrude Mansir (1858-1943) was working as a maid; a difficult person
8Fred Shea, baptized in pond or river
8John Shea and wife, baptized in pond or river
4Stevens, a family for whom Ellen A. Mansir (1851-1878), "Nellie" and Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia" may have worked
9May Stevenson
9Ada Stilphen - might offer a private school this year - perhaps Ada J. Stilphen (1861-1880)
8Dora Ann Thompson, baptized in pond or river - perhaps Dora Ann Thompson (1854-1931)
8Emmie Thompson, baptized in pond or river - perhaps Emma Louise Thompson (1858-1930); would marry Henry Washburn Hunt (1851-1942), who was also baptized that day
8Fred Thompson, baptized in pond or river
8Hannah Thompson, baptized in pond or river
4Amelia G. Torrence, then in Manchester, Maine; native of Norridgewock, Maine; letter writer - Pamelia G. Torrence (1858-1929), "Amelia"
1Billy Troop - presumably William Troop (1851-1874), friend of Charles A. Morton and Wesley E. Mansir in the Pittston, Maine, area
8Mrs. Troop, Mamie and Blanchie. Presumably Charlotte (Shea) Troop (1830-1921) and daughters Mary Josephine Troop (1862-1939) [who marriedWesley E. Mansir (1853-1933), "Wes"]and Blanche Troop (1873-1947) of Pittston, Maine
10Harry Troop - presumably Harry Eugene Troop
10Jess Troop's folks have moved from the pond up into the George Reed house -
14Jess Troop and Sharlott - presumably Jesse M. Troop (1827-1904) and wife Charlotte (Shea) Troop (1830-1921). "Jess Troop & Sharlott both went out to Gardiner & I thought they would squak me to death. That old hag."
11Sammy Troop - presumably Samuel Jesse Troop (1857-1936)
1John Wallace, perhaps of Phippsburg, Maine; uncle of Charles A. Morton