Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1887 tax assessor's book of Andrew J. Berry of Smyrna, Maine







Approx. 7" x 4-1/4" leatherbound notebook owned apparently by Andrew J. Berry of Smyrna, Maine.   He dated his report as June 4, 1887.   There may be some pages missing.  Scans of all the pages, except the blanks, below.


Smyrna is a town in Aroostook County, not far from the shiretown of Houlton, a bit to the east.


Andrew J. Berry was born 25 February 1834 in either Paris, Maine, or Wilton, Maine, the son of Levi Berry, Jr., and wife Mary Polly Hammond.  His paternal grandparents were Levi and Lusannah (Bryant) Berry.  His maternal grandparents were Joseph and Lydia (Parsons) Hammond.


On 30 October 1855 at Lincoln, Maine, Andrew married Julia Elizabeth Estes, who was born 25 March 1836 at China, Maine, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Kennedy) Estes.  Her paternal grandparents were Caleb Estes, Jr. and wife Charlotte (Day) Estes.  Her maternal grandfather was William Kennedy of Ireland.


For more information on Andrew and Julia and their four children, see the page for Andrew J. Berry and Julia Elizabeth (Estes) Berry at the Maine and Maritime Canada Network.


Front cover:




Inside front cover and first page, below.  The book has a stamp revealing that it was purchased at the George A. Gorham Books, Stationery and Fancy Goods store, at Houlton, Maine.






Names on the pages above: [duplicated at top]
Fletcher M. Cottle
Isaac Chambers
J. W. Chambers
Moses P. Clark
W. C. Corliss
A. P. Daggett
Henry C. Douley
Moses Drew
L. E. Estabrook
W. F. Estabrook
Edward Eames
Henry Fisher
Stanley Fenlason
David Good
Oscar C. Grant
Alfred Grant




Names on the pages above:


S. B. Haskell
A. H. Haskell
Albert H. Hamm
Albion B. Hamm
Ivory A. Hovey
James P. Hovey
A. H. Harper
D. D. Hemore
William N. Holden
James H. Holden
A. M. Leavitt
Thomas Laughton
Charles E. Lilley
Samuel Lilley
H. C. McLean




Names on the pages above:


Jonathan Kennedy
S. R. Lilley
O. A. Miller
Jane Stewart
C. W. Sherman
John Watson
F. W. Stimpson




Names on the pages above:


Stetson [Geo.?]
F. W. Titcomb  [This is likely lumberman Frank William Titcomb, born 3 November 1837 at Exeter, Maine, son of Elias and Sarah (Dow) Titcomb.  He was a a Civil War veteran and GAR member, and owner of timberland, mills and a store at Houlton, Maine.  His photograph can be seen at the Maine Memory Network.




Name on the pages above:


F. W. Titcomb




Name on the pages above:


F. W. Titcomb




Name on the pages above:


F. W. Titcomb




Name on the pages above:


F. W. Titcomb




Names on the pages above:


F. W. Titcomb
C. P. Webber
A. D. Weeks
Andrew J. Berry, Assessors of Smyrna




There are some blank pages and then:




The last page and inside back cover, indicating a later use of this book, with a date of 1899.




Back cover:




If you have information to share on Andrew J. Berry or Frank W. Titcomb or any of the other people mentioned in this book, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!


A map of Smyrna, Maine:



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