Friday, January 30, 2015

1858-1863 Autograph Album that Belonged to Amanda A. Higgins of Bangor, Maine, and Gray, Maine


1858-1863 autograph album that belonged to Amanda A. Higgins of Bangor, Maine, and Gray, Maine.  She married Thomas Low Libbey of Gray, Maine, in 1866.

The album is in rough shape, mostly unbound, and may be missing a few pages, including any ownership or title pages.  It measures approximately 7-3/4" x 6" and contains the sentiments of about 40 of Amanda's relatives, friends and, possibly, teacher, assuming that Amanda attended Girls' High School at Bangor, Maine, where Roger Strong Howard was then principal.


An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.  Photographs are affixed to three pages. Many of the signers were related by blood or marriage to Amanda or to her husband Thomas Low Libbey, or both.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Amanda A. Higgins was born April 11, 1841 at Bangor, Maine, the daughter of Arthur M. Higgins and Catherine L. (Fogg) Higgins.   Arthur died in 1849.  In March of 1858 Catherine married Jonas Doughty and moved to Auburn, Maine, and then to Gray, Maine.  Jonas, a widower, had previously been married to Susan (Fogg) Doughty, perhaps a sister to Catherine.

Among the relatives to inscribe pages were Amanda's paternal uncle and his wife, Jefferson Higgins and Elizabeth R. (Emery), "Lizzie".  Lizzie used the name "Lizzie Jefferson" but perhaps Amanda had more than one Aunt Lizzie, and this was a way to distinguish which aunt she was.



The Cousin Laura who inscribed page on February 12, 1860 was presumably Laura S. Higgins, daughter of Jefferson and Elizabeth R. (Emery) Higgins.  I haven't been able to decipher the place where she inscribed the page and would be grateful for any readers' interpretations.  It was likely, but not necessarily, at Bangor, Maine.



The 1860 Census found Amanda living at Gray, Maine, in another Doughty household, that of Charles Huntington Doughty and wife Emily Jane S. (Furbish) Doughty.  It was presumably their son Charles Huntington Doughty, Jr.,who left a sentiment for his "dear Sister".  The reference might have been due to the fact that they were living in the same household, or perhaps there was another relationship I missed.


On September 9, 1866, according to the "The Libby Family in America: 1602-1881", Amanda A. Higgins became the second wife of Thomas Low Libbey, son of James and Mehitable (Low) Libbey.  Thomas' previous wife Sarah M. W. (Oakes) Libbey had died in 1857.  Thomas and Amanda farmed at Gray, Maine, and had two children, daughter Katie Libbey, born April 10, 1868, and son Wilbert Thomas Libbey, born October 28, 1870.

Thomas died in 1901 and Amanda in 1918.

One of the pages with a photograph was that inscribed by composer Solon Wilder at Bangor, Maine, in March 1858.  Solon, a chorister with the Congregational Church on French Street, published a book of hymns in 1874.  In 1888 he and his family moved to Boston where he took a position with the Conservatory of Music.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Many of the signers were related, either by blood or marriage, to Amanda and/or Thomas and/or each other.

Surnames in the Album

? [6]FMRW
BFossMann [2]RichardsonWilder
BurnhamFosterMorseS
CFurbishNSmall
Costellow [2]HNashSnell
CrockerHallowellPStanwood
DHeadParsonsT
DoughtyHiggins [10]PitcherThurston
DrummondHowardPlummerV
PomeroyV ? [2]

Signers in the Album         [Note: Given name within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Very faint; name is possibly Susie H., signed at Gray, Maine, on July 23, 1861
  • Louise, signed at Auburn, Maine, on July 8, 1858
  • Susie
  • Susie; extremely faint
  • Stanwood H., signed at Portland, Maine, on August 30, 1859
  • Etta, signed at Gray, Maine, on July 24, 1861
B
  • The name T. R. Burnham, written in what looks like a more contemporary hand than the era of the album.
C
  • Gussie Costellow, signed on February 19, 1858 at Bangor, Maine
  • Ellen O. Costellow, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 19, 1858
  • Belle Crocker, signed at Bangor, Maine, in March 1858
D
  • Charles H. Doughty, signed at Gray, Maine, on July 8, 1860; inscribed to "My Dear Sister".  Presumably Charles Huntington Doughty, son of the Civil War veteran by the same name.  Amanda was living in the Doughty home at the time of the 1860 Census, which is perhaps the origin of the term "Sister" ?
  • S. W. Drummond, signed at Bangor, Maine, on March 17, 1858; inscribed to "sister"  Possibly Sarah Webster Drummond, daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Webster) Drummond.  Not sure about sister relationship.
F
  • E. Foss, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 27, 1858
  • H. E. Foster
  • E. Furbish of Boston; not sure of surname. He affixed his photograph - boy
H
  • S. M. Hallowell, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 8, 1858
  • Lizzie Head, signed at Bangor, Maine, on March 12, 1858
  • Amanda, album owner Amanda A. Higgins; nicknamed "Mandie"
  • Uncle Reuben, presumably Reuben Higgins, brother of Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins; signed on May 1, 1859.  Either he inscribed two pages on the same date, or his son inscribed one, but they were both inscribed by "Uncle Reuben", so the father seems more likely.
  • Uncle Reuben, presumably Reuben Higgins, brother of Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins; signed on May 1, 1859.  Either he inscribed two pages on the same date, or his son inscribed one, but they were both inscribed by "Uncle Reuben", so the father seems more likely.
  • Aunt Mary; possibly Mary Higgins, sister of Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins.
  • Uncle Jefferson, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 12, 1860.  Presumably Jefferson Higgins, a brother to Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins.
  • "Sister Marion". Amanda's sister Marion H. Higgins, who married James Freeland Newman in 1875.
  • Cousin Charlie, signed in July 1859.  Possibly Charles Melville Higgins, son of Jefferson and Elizabeth R. (Emery) Higgins.  Jefferson was a brother to Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins.
  • Cousin Laura, signed at ? Hill, on February 12, 1860. Her photograph affixed.  Presumably Laura S. Higgins, daughter of Jefferson and Elizabeth R. (Emery) Higgins.  Jefferson was a brother to Amanda's father Arthur M. Higgins.
  • Aunt Higgins, signed at Bangor, Maine, in March 1858.  Presumably the wife of a brother to Arthur M. Higgins, but not Jefferson, whose wife was Lizzie.
  • Aunt Lizzie Jefferson, signed on April 22, 1858.  Presumably Elizabeth R. (Emery) Higgins, wife of Jefferson Higgins; not sure why she wrote her name the way she did, unless there was more than one Aunt Lizzie.
  • Roger S. Howard, Girls' High School, Bangor, Maine, signed on February 8, 1858. Roger Strong Howard (1807-1880), Principal of Girls' High School.
M
  • Augusta S. Mann or Augusta S. Munn, or ?, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 24, 1858
  • William E. Mann, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 25, 1858
  • M. E. Morse, signed at Gray, Maine, in July 1860
N
  • Mary E. Nash of Gray, Maine, signed on September 2, 1863
P
  • Hetta W. Parsons, signed at Gray, Maine, on July 25, 1861
  • Annie C. Pitcher, signed at Bangor, Maine, on December 27, 1859
  • Katie M. Plummer, signed at Auburn, Maine, on July 2, 1858
  • S. L. Pomeroy, signed on March 24, 1864
R
  • James P. Richardson, signed at Gray, Maine, on July 28, 1860
S
  • Mary S. Small, signed at Gray, Maine, on July 4, 1862
  • Sarah H. Snell, signed at Bangor, Maine, on January 25, 1860
  • G. L. Stanwood, signed at Portland, Maine, on August 4, 1859
T
  • H. M. Thurston, signed at Bangor, Maine, on February 10. 1858
V
  • W. H. V., signed at Gray, Maine, on August 1, 1860. Not sure of middle initial.
  • H. L. V., signed at Gray, Maine, on August 2, 1860
W
  • Solon Wilder, signed at Bangor, Maine, in March 1858. His photograph affixed. 
Bangor, Maine, and Gray, Maine


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

1869-1874 Autograph Album of Olive Amelia (Scott) Ingalls of Quebec, Massachusetts and Maine


1869-1874 autograph album that belonged to Olive Amelia Scott of Scottsmore, Dunham, Quebec, who moved to Massachusetts, where she married Owen Burnham Ingalls of Bridgton, Maine.  Many of the signers had an association, either as patient or staff, at McLean Asylum at Somerville, Massachusetts, now known as McLean Hospital and located at Belmont,  Massachusetts.

It's likely that a few pages, perhaps just limited to the end papers, are missing, including a title page and any page that Olive herself might have inscribed.  The first page of text is the page inscribed by Olive's mother, Drusilla (Pettes) Scott, on May 28, 1872 [not sure of last digit] at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, after Olive's 1870 marriage to Owen Burnham Ingalls.


The album measures approximately 8" x 5-1/4" and contains the sentiments of about 74 of Olive's relatives and friends.  As noted above, many of the signers were associated with McLean Hospital, either as staff or patients.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Olive Amelia Scott was born August 23, 1844 at Dunham, Quebec, the daughter of Jedediah and Drusilla (Pettes) Scott, Dunham, Quebec natives.  At least 3 of Olive's siblings inscribed pages in her album, and there may have been more:
  1. Harriet Drusilla (Scott) Shufelt
  2. Narcissa Lavina Scott
  3. Egbert Linton Scott
  4. One or both of the Anna Scotts who inscribed a page may have been Olive's sister Anna Catherine Scott
Other relatives and in-laws inscribed pages; refer to the list of signers below.

Entries in Olive's autograph album show she was in Massachusetts, at least as early as 1869, presumably either working at McLean Hospital or a patient there.

On January 3, 1870, either at Blackstone, Massachusetts, or Somerville, Massachusetts, Olive married Owen Burnham Ingalls, son of Joseph Lindsay Ingalls and Amanda (Church or Hale) Ingalls.  Owen was born November 4, 1844 at Bridgton, Maine.

Olive and Owen perhaps first met at McLean Hospital, where Owen left a sentiment in Olive's album on March 14, 1869 and gave his residence as North Bridgton, Maine.


Owen may have come initially to Somerville because his sister, Julia Amanda (Ingalls) Record was living there with her husband, Horace Record, both of whom inscribed pages in Olive's album.

The 1870 Census of Blackstone, Massachusetts, shows Owen as a machinist and Olive as working in a cotton mill.  By 1875, they were living at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, with son Linton Pettes Ingalls, who was born May 24, 1872.  By 1880 Owen and Olive were living on the home farm at Bridgton, Maine, or North Bridgton, with Linton and daughter Stella Ethel Ingalls, who was born October 21, 1876.

Sadly Olive died at Bridgton, Maine, on November 21, 1882.  I found records showing her buried at Forest Hill Cemetery at Bridgton, Maine, and at Scottsmore Cemetery at Dunham, Quebec, where she's listed on the stone of her parents, but perhaps isn't buried there.

About 1886, Owen married Elizabeth Staley, who was born at Leeds, England, on August 24, 1867. They had a daughter Edna Gertrude Ingalls, born October 15, 1887.  Owen died in 1925 at Bridgton, Maine.

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

One inscriber was McLean Asylum supervisor Elbridge Smith Upham of Saugus, Massachusetts, who left a sentiment on March 13, 1869.


Surnames in the Album

? [4]DMS
ADaniels [2]MarsS ? [2]
AldrichDavisMeserveySawyer
BDouglassMillsScott [11]
BaileyHPShufelt [8]
BatesHaskellP ?Smith
CHendersonParsonsStickney
CarsleyHoodPeirceU
ClapHowesPorter [3]Upham
ClarkHutchinsPunchardW
CobbIRWare
CoffinIngalls [3]ReaWhite
Cofran [2]LRecord [2]Winter
ConeLadd [2]RoweWoodward
ConnerLearmontRuddick

Signers in the Album   [Note: Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]

  • Lizzie; shared the page with Sarah E. Rea
  • E. D. I., signed on November 19, 1869; not sure of surname initial.
  • Aunt Anna of what looks like Broom C., Quebec, but might be Brome County, Quebec.  
  • Angie, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on November 24, 1869
A
  • James A. Aldrich of Westmoreland, New Hampshire, signed at Somerville, presumably Massachusetts, on March 10, 1869
B
  • Helen M. Bailey, signed on November 23, 1869
  • Rutharia Bates, signed at the McLean Asylum at Somerville, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1869. Patient. Teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, schools.
C
  • Mary M. Carsley of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on January 2, 1870
  • Mrs. S. G. Clap, signed on November 23, 1869
  • Mrs. J. D. Clark of Brome, Quebec, signed on January 13, 1870
  • Ferdinand L. Cobb of Charlestown, New Hampshire, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on June 14, 1869
  • Julia F. Coffin of Norway, Maine, signed on January 1, 1870
  • James B. Cofran of Northfield, New Hampshire, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1869.
  • Aura A. Cofran of Northfield, New Hampshire, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 6, 1869.  
  • Nettie D. Cone of Thornton, New Hampshire, signed at McLean Asylum on March 15, 1869
  • Marion S. Conner of Brandon, Vermont, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on May 17, 1869
  • Jane Cushing, signed on November 24, 1869
D
  • Stella Daniels of Woonstock, Rhode Island, signed on July 29, 1874
  • Estella Daniels of Woonstocket, Rhode Island, signed on January 13, 1872
  • W. L. Davis of Putney, Vermont, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 13, 1869.  Perhaps Warren L. Davis of Vermont
  • Ellen M. Douglass of Chelsea, Vermont, signed at McLean Asylum on April 7, 1869
H
  • Annie M. Haskell of New Gloucester, Maine, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 4, 1869
  • Mary N. Henderson of Moncton, New Brunswick, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 8, 1869; inscribed to "Sister Olive"
  • Miss G. P. Hood; not sure of first initial
  • Sophia F. Howes, signed at Watertown, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1869
  • Villa Hutchins of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on December 25, 1869
I
  • Olive Amelia (Scott) Ingalls of Quebec, Massachusetts and Maine; album; album owner
  • Owen B. Ingalls of North Bridgton, Maine, signed at McLean Asylum on March 14, 1869. Owen Burnham Ingalls, who would become Olive's husband about 1870.
  • Addie L. Ingalls, signed at West Brome, Quebec, on December 8, 1870
L
  • Diana M. Ladd of West Brome, Quebec, signed on January 11, 1870
  • R. J. Ladd of West Brome, Quebec, on January 10, 1870
  • Annie I. Learmont of East Blackstone, Massachusetts, signed on January 13, 1872
M
  • Annie Mars of Milford, Massachusetts, signed on July 31, 1874
  • Mary E. Meservey of Milo, Maine, signed at the McLean Asylum, Somerville, Massachusetts, on April 7, 1869
  • G. W. Mills of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on November 24, 1869 at McLean Asylum. Presumably Supervisor Georgiana W. Mills
P
  • A. B. P. of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on December 26, 1869
  • Mary V. Parsons, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1869
  • M. L. Peirce
  • Julia M. Porter of New York [not sure of state], signed at Somerville, on April 3, 1869. Presumably Somerville, Massachusetts.
  • Lydia A. Porter of Hastings, Nova Scotia, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 28, 1869
  • William H. Porter signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on June 14, 1869
  • Nellie Punchard, signed at McLean Asylum on March 27, 1869
R
  • Sarah E. Rea, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 27, 1869; shared the page with Lizzie
  • Horace Record, signed at Harrison, Maine, on September 15, 1869
  • Julia A. Record of Harrison, Maine, signed on September 15, 1869.  Julia Amanda (Ingalls) Record, wife of Horace Record and sister of Olive's husband Owen Burnham Ingalls.
  • Nancie M. Rowe of Saugus, Massachusetts, signed at McLean Asylum on April 6, 1869
  • Nellie S. Ruddick of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on March 18, 1869
S
  • R. L. S., signed at Sutton, Quebec, on January 9, 1870; Olive's cousin
  • N. L. S., signed at Scottsville or Scottville, on January 9, 1870; presumably in Quebec. Possibly Olive's sister Narcissa Lavina Scott.
  • Lena H. Sawyer of Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Olive Amelia Scott of Quebec, Massachusetts and Maine; album owner
  • Olive's mother Drusilla (Pettes) Scott (1817-1895), signed at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on May 28, 1870
  • Melvin N. Scott of Sutton, Quebec. Melvin Nathaniel Scott, Olive's brother.
  • Anna Scott of Dunham, Quebec; possibly Anna Catherine Scott, Olive's youngest sister.
  • Janette R. Scott of Sutton, Quebec, signed on January 14, 1870.  Daughter of Olive's older brother Melvin Nathaniel Scott and Emily Lucinda (Hubbard) Scott
  • Miss Anna Scott of Dunham, Quebec, signed on January 9, 1869; possibly Anna Catherine Scott, Olive's sister.
  • Narcissa Scott, signed at Dunham East, Quebec, on January 9, 1870; Olive's sister Narcissa Lavina Scott
  • Ira Scott of Brome, Quebec
  • Mr. E. L. Scott of Scottsville, Quebec. Presumably Olive's brother Egbert Linton Scott.
  • Elvira Scott, signed at Iron Hill, Brome, Quebec, on January 8, 1870.  Presumably Elvira (Pickle) Scott, wife of signer Ira Scott.
  • Mrs. Emily L. Scott of Sutton, Quebec, signed on January 14, 1870. Olive's sister-in-law Emily Lucinda (Hubbard) Scott, wife of Olive's brother Melvin Nathaniel Scott.
  • Florence D. Shufelt of East Farnham, Quebec. She spelled her town as East Farnaham.  Her mother, Sarah (Pettes) Shufelt and Olive's mother Drusilla (Pettes) Scott were sisters.
  • Hattie D. Shufelt of Iron Hill, Brome, Quebec, signed on January 17, 186x [can't determine last digit]. Hattie Drusilla (Scott) Shufelt; Olive's sister.  She inscribed another page on January 12, 1870
  • Louise E. Shufelt, signed at South Bolton, Quebec, on January 12, 1870
  • Jerusha Shufelt of East Farnham, Quebec. Presumably Jerusha (Brimmer) Shufelt, second wife of Hiram Shufelt.
  • Hiram Shufelt of East Farnham, Quebec.  His first wife Sarah (Pettes) Shufelt was a sister to Olive's mother Drusilla (Pettes) Scott.
  • William A. Shufelt of Brome, Quebec.  Presumably William Arthur Shufelt, son of Cyrus Cleveland Shufelt and Mary (Pettes) Shurfelt.  Mary was a sister to Olive's mother Drusilla (Pettes) Scott.
  • Forrest Shufelt of Brome, Quebec; possibly Thomas Forrest Shufelt, son of Cyrus Cleveland Shufelt and Mary (Pettes) Shufelt.  Mary was a sister to Olive's mother Drusilla (Pettes) Scott.
  • John D. Shufelt; presumably John David Shufelt, first husband of Olive's sister Hattie Drusilla (Scott) Shufelt McCrum.
  • Anne P. Smith, signed at New York on May 29, 1869
  • Mary E. Stickney of Campton, New Hampshire, signed at McLean Asylum on May 21, 1869
U
  • Elbridge S. Upham of Saugus, Massachusetts, signed at McLean Asylum on March 13, 1869. Elbridge Smith Upham, Supervisor at McLean
W
  • Mary E. Ware of Knowlton, Quebec, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1869
  • Maria D. White, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, in December 1869
  • Mrs. G. F. Winter, signed on May 29, 1869; inscribed to Olive. Not sure of surname
  • Lucia E. Woodward of Plainfield, New Hampshire, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on May 27, 1869.  Supervisor at McLean Asylum
Dunham, Quebec; Somerville, Massachusetts; Blackstone, Massachusetts; Woonsocket, Rhode Island; Bridgton, Maine


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1859-1862 Autograph Album of Lucius Judson of Guilderland, New York; student at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute


1859-1862 autograph album of Lucius Judson of Guilderland, New York, with autographs collected while he was a student at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute at Fort Edward, New York.   As you can see on the ownership page below, the name J. H. Lansley appears in the lower right corner; perhaps it was he who gave the album to Lucius.  J. H. Lansley inscribed a page later on in the album as well.



The album, printed by Hayes and Zell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, measures approximately 7-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 1" and contains the sentiments of over 100 of Lucius' friends, instructors and schoolmates at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, nine of whom affixed photographs to the pages they inscribed.

An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

The Old Fort House Museum, operated by the Fort Edward Historical Society, has Fort Edward Collegiate Institute catalogs for the years during Lucius' attendance, in case you recognize a name from the list below and would like to have a copy of that page.  My thanks to them for identifying two of the signers as the Principal and a teacher at the Institute.

Joseph E. King, Principal of the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, inscribed a page at the Institute on February 19, 1859.


From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Lucius Judson was born at Albany, New York, on July 4, 1843, the son of Albert C. Judson and Mary C. (Hotchkiss) Judson.  After leaving Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, Lucius studied law, as indicated in an 1864 Albany, New York, city directory, which lists Lucius as a law student there.

Lucius apparently found his way to Missouri, by 1873, where he married Mary Adalaide (Love) on June 24, 1873.  Mary was born February 2, 1854 at Goodwater, Missouri, the daughter of William Robert Love and Sarah Priscilla (Laramore) Love.  They had four children:
  1. Jessie Louise Judson (1874-1954); married Lewis N. Coffman
  2. William Robert Judson (1877-1941); 
  3. Maude Lorraine Judson (1880-1923)
  4. Margaret Katherine Judson (1885-1966); married Herbert Arthur Young
Lucius was an attorney and prosecutor at Salem, Missouri.  The Judson home is part of Salem's Historical Walking Tour, which has photographs of Lucius and Mary and their home.

As an example of one of the students who affixed a photograph:

Irving W. Tourtellett of Milford, Massachusetts, inscribed a page at Fort Edward Collegiate Institute on June 26, 1862.  I found records of him online that had his surname variously as Tourtellott and Tourtellotte.



Surnames in the Album

? [3]DHMRV
AD ?HamlynM ?RobanVan Arnam
AdamsDerricksonHaxstonMallochRockwellW
ArnoldDominguezHartMartinRodrigeWager
BDuBoisHasbrouckMcChesney [2]SWashburn
B ?EHodgeMcDonaldSchoonmakerWhitaker
BarberEarlHolbrookMcMillShermanWingate
BarkerEvertsHuntingtonMcNaughtonSimmonsWorks
BarnesFIMetcalfSmith [2]Wright
BaumesFethersIngramMoffettStevens
Beatty [2]FimpleJMorrellStoddard [2]
BentonFisherJohnsonMorrisStout
BerryFooteJonesNStoutenburgh
BillFrenchJudsonNewmanSutphen
BixbyGKNewtonSwift
BristolGarhartKetchumNiverT
BrownGatesKeyesOTaylor
BurrGreyKingOliverTen Eyck
ButterworthKnappPTourtellett
CKshinkaPalmer [2]Tracy
C ?LParksTurner
Candles/CandlerLansleyPierson
ChandlerLewisPoole
CouseLocke
Lockwood

Signers in the Album   [Note: Given names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.]
  • Solomon ?, signed at Fort Edward Institute on February 25, 1859
  • Theodore ?, possibly Theodore Farlin, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 2, 1862
  • John J. ? of New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 6, 1859.  Shared the page with Robert W. Jones
A
  • Abel Adams of Bedford, Canada East, presumably in the Province of Quebec, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 18 [no year written]. Not sure of surname.
  • M. A. Arnold, signed at Fort Edward Institute, on June 23, 1859; not sure of first initial.
B
  • E. R. Barinte [?] of Felton, Delaware, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 9, 1859
  • Francis E. Barber of Litchfield, Connecticut, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 9, 1859
  • John J. Barker of New York City, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862
  • Stephen Barnes of Sloansville, New York, in Schoharie County
  • W. H. Baumes of Sloansville, New York; not sure of surname
  • C. E. Beatty of North East, Maryland, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862
  • A. J. Beatty of Long Marsh, Maryland, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862
  • William G. Benton of Bennington Vermont, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 8, 1859
  • Frank Berry of Borodino, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 11, 1859; can't decipher middle initial
  • Gilbert L. Bill, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 26, 1862
  • Alphonso Bixby, signed at Fort Edward, New York, on June 24, 1862; student at Fort Edward Institute; he affixed a photograph.
  • S. A. Bristol of Scranton, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 5, 1859
  • John Brown of Middletown, New Jersey [or ?], signed on June 20, 1859. Middle initial might be G or L or ?
  • C. A. Burr, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862; he affixed his photograph.
  • H. L. Butterworth of Brookfield, Massachusetts, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862
C
  • S. C. C ? of West Troy, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute, on March 7, 1859; "your friend and brother Senator"
  • William M. Candles or William M. Candler of Darnestown, Maryland, signed on March 7, 1859
  • James E. Chandler of Mexico, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 8, 1859
  • Orville E. Couse of Glen Aubrey, New York in Broome County
D
  • ? W. DeL? of Ticonderoga, New York
  • ? B. Derrickson of New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 2, 1862, Spring Term. He affixed his photograph. Possibly Vincent B. Derrickson.
  • Pedro Dominguez of Matansas, Cuba, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859
  • Harvey DuBois of Rock City Mills, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 18, 1859
E
  • Mortimer C. Earl of Sing Sing, New York
  • S. W. Everts of Granville, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862
F
  • O. Howard Fethers of Sharon Springs, New York, signed on June 30, 1862; classmate
  • J. P. Fimple of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 6, 1859
  • A. ? Fisher of Potsdam, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 8, 1859. Possibly A. G. Fisher
  • Mary E. Foote, signed at Fort Edward Institute on February 28, 1859
  • M. I. French, or M. J. French, of New York City, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862; photograph affixed.
G
  • John Garhart
  • D. W. Gates of Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859.  Shared the page with George Wingate
  • John Grey of Londonderry, Vermont, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 11, 1859
H
  • F. M. Hamlyn of Auburn, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 29, 1862. He affixed his photograph.
  • A. K. Haxston, signed at Fort Edward Institute on February 28, 1859; not sure of surname.
  • Charles Hart of Modena, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 10, 1859
  • Jared Hasbrouck of Kyswicke or ?, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute in June 1859
  • James M. Hodge, signed in June 1862
  • J. Holbrook of Potsdam, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 8, 1859
  • William B. Huntington of Westmeath, County of Renfrew, Canada West, presumably in the province of Ontario, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 16, 1859
I
  • Robert Ingram of Zanesfield, Ohio, signed at Fort Edward Institute on April 25, 1859
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  • Lyman Johnson of English Neighborhood in Bergen County, New Jersey, signed during Spring Term in 1862
  • Robert W. Jones of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 6, 1859.  Shared the page with John J. ?
  • Lucius Judson of Guilderland, New York; album owner; started his album at the Institute on February 26, 1859. The page has the name J. H. Lansley in the lower right corner. Perhaps this person gave the album to Lucius.
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  • ? ? Ketchum of Clinton County, New York, signed on July 13, 1864
  • James H. Keyes of Mount Vision, New York, in Otsego County, signed on April 23, 1859
  • Joseph E. King, signed at Fort Edward Institute, on February 19, 1859.  Principal of the Institute.
  • ? Knapp of New Milford, Connecticut, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 16, 1859
  • Leopold C. G. Kshinka, signed in June 1862
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  • J. H. Lansley of Albany, New York, signed at the Institute, presumably Fort Edward Institute, on March 1, 1859. Name also appears in the lower right corner of the ownership page; might have given the album to owner Lucius Judson.
  • Egbert Lewis of Woodstock, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 2, 1862
  • Lorenzo R. Locke of Crown Point, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 5, 1859
  • Frank W. Lockwood of Ridgefield, Connecticut, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862
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  • C. M. ? of Fort Ann, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 11, 1859. Possibly C. M. Smith
  • D. M. Malloch of Lanark C. W., signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 6, 1859
  • ? B. Martin of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862. Given name initial might be Q or I or J or L or ?
  • S. McChesney of Eagle Mills, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 3, 1859
  • M. McChesney of Eagle Mills, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859
  • A. A. McDonald of Chenango Forks, New York, in Broome County
  • D. McMill [?], of Galt, Canada West, presumably Galt, Ontario; signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 8, 1859; your classmate
  • William McNaughton of Wheatland, New York, in Monroe County, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 18, 1859
  • John E. Metcalf of West Troy, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 8, 1859
  • William W. Moffett of Westfield, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 10, 1859
  • O. G. Morrell of Borodino, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 17 [no year written]
  • B. Frank Morris of Rockville, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 4, 1859.  Shared the page with St. John Van Arnam
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  • Henry R. Newman of 303 Hudson Street, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 10, 1859
  • J. P. Newton of Pendleton Hill, Connecticut
  • Albert C. Niver of Ancram, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 16, 1862. He affixed his photograph.
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  • Thomas Oliver of Mechanicsville, New York, or Mechanicville, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859
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  • C. Blackledg Palmer of Sing Sing, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 10, 1859. Perhaps Cornelius Blackledge Palmer
  • W. C. Palmer, Jr., signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862
  • L. Parks of Battenville, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute in June 1859
  • I. C. Pierson of Westfield, New Jersey, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 9, 1859
  • Joseph Y. Poole of Brooklyn, New York, signed during Spring Term 1862
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  • Pedro Roban of Sagua la Grande, Cuba, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859
  • William F. Rockwell of Ridgefield, Connecticut, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862; his photograph affixed.
  • Claudio Rodrige of Havana, Cuba, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 9, 1859
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  • James H. Schoonmaker of Cedar Hill, New York, in Albany County.
  • Wesley Sherman of Canaan 4 Corners, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 6, 1859
  • Daniel Simmons of Cohoes, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 5, 1859
  • D. Leon Smith of Mechanicville, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 27, 1862
  • Harvey A. Smith of Enfield, New Hampshire
  • George Stevens, signed at Fort Edward Institute on February 22, 1859
  • G. W. Stoddard, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 30, 1862
  • S. M. Stoddard of Deckertown, New Jersey, in Sussex County, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 1, 1862; he affixed his photograph.
  • John Stout of Rocky Hill, New Jersey, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 16, 1859
  • W. H. H. Stoutenburgh; student at Fort Edward Institute
  • Peter Sutphen of Owasco, New York
  • Willis Swift, Jr. of Fort Ann, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 4, 1862
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  • A. E. Taylor of Battle Creek, Michigan, signed on June 30, 1862 at Fort Edward Institute
  • A. P. Ten Eyck of Cedar Hill, Albany, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 2, 1862
  • Irving W. Tourtellett, or Irving W. Tourtellott, or Irving W. Tourtellotte, of Milford, Massachusetts, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 26, 1862
  • Charles L. Tracy of Milan, Pennsylvania, signed at Fort Edward Institute on June 25, 1862
  • Joshua Turner of Kerhonkson, New York, in Ulster County, signed at Fort Edward Institute on July 7, 1863
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  • St. John Van Arnam of St. Louis, Missouri, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 4, 1859.  Shared the page with B. Frank Morris
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  • Barnet Wager of Rhinebeck, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute, Spring Term, 1862
  • J. H. Washburn of West Troy, New York, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 7, 1859
  • John Whitaker of Kerhonkson, New York, in Ulster County, signed on July 1, 1862 at Fort Edward Institute
  • George Wingate of Great Falls, New Hampshire, signed at Fort Edward Institute on March 4, 1859.  Shared the page with D. W. Gates
  • A. C. Works, signed at Fort Edward Institute on February 19, 1859.  Adam Clark Works, a teacher at the Institute.
  • H. W. Wright of Clinton, Connecticut, signed at Fort Edward Institute in March 1859
Guilderland, New York, to Fort Edward, New York


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1885 Letter from George W. Carleton of Gayoso, Missouri re: Carleton Genealogy


1885 letter from attorney and farmer George W. Carleton of Gayoso, Missouri, to his cousin Mary regarding their shared ancestor Sir Guy Carleton.  Transcript at the end of this post.


From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

George W. Carleton was born April 19, 1830 at Stillwater, New York, the son of Samuel and Sarah (Barron) Carleton.

The following information, also hopefully correct, is derived from his obituary and from a short biography in the "History of Southeast Missouri", Volume I, by Robert Sidney Douglass.

Shortly after George's birth, the family moved to St. Clair County, Michigan, where they farmed.  In 1852, George moved to New Madrid, Missouri, where he taught school and studied civil engineering.  He married Somerville/Summerville Tomlin in 1853, and they then moved to Gayoso, Missouri, where George spent the rest of his life, at various times farming, working as a lawyer, publishing the "Gayoso Democrat" and serving as mayor, as county clerk and in the state legislature.

I believe George and his wife had two sons, one of whom had apparently died by the time of the 1870 Census.  The other son, William Sam Carleton, lived to adulthood and raised a family but predeceased his father in 1889, according to George's obituary.  George died in 1893 at Gayoso.

Transcript

Gayoso, Mo. April 5, 1885
Dear Cousin Mary,
I was in hopes I would get to see you before I left Jefferson City, but it was not so ordered.  I left there on the 27th, ult. and reached home last Monday.


While I was at the Capitol, I visited a family by our name in Calaway County.  The old gentleman is about 70 years old.  His name is Thomas Carlton.  He leaves the “e” out.  No doubt he belongs to the same old stock that we do.  He is from Halifax, Va.  He cannot trace his ancestry very far back.  He knows they were English.


I herewith send you a true copy of the passport issued to Mr. Gibault a Catholic Priest.  The form of the document is exactly like the original.  Gay Carleton’s signature is a facsimile.  His seal was impressed upon a piece of paper fastened with a wafer.  It is clearly defined.  The engraver had no difficulty in cutting a die from it.


I found the document, when I was [hunting ?] over the Records in the Clerk’s Office in New Madrid.  It is a whole sheet of unruled paper.  In water lines on one page of the sheet is the Coat of Arms of Great Britain.  An oval surmounted with a crown, and the Lion and Unicorn within.  On the opposite page is the name “J. WHITMAN” in water lines.  The manufacturer’s name in all probability.  The ink used over one hundred years ago is brilliant.  It has not faded.  Every word is distinct.


I send you several impressions made with the seal I have copied from Sir Guy’s.  No doubt it is the Coat of Arms of our old English home [or house].  You can distribute them among our Kin folks east and perhaps they may learn something about it.


Can you not visit us during the present year.  I would be so glad to have you come down to see us.  I will have plenty of fruit from the last of June on until Winter.


This season we have had no overflow.  The people are all hard at work.  The weather is real warm.  Peach trees are in bloom.  I planted potatoes last Thursday.  I shall make garden this week.


Please write me, cousin, when you receive this letter.  With my best love, I remain
Truly your cousin,

Geo. W. Carleton

The path of George's life from Stillwater, New York, to St. Clair County, Michigan, to New Madrid, Missouri, and to Gayoso, Missouri:


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