Thursday, March 29, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Ardelia M. Maddocks of Nobleboro, Maine



1880s autograph album of Ardelia M. Maddocks of Nobleboro, Maine.




From clues inside, the album appears to have been used by Ardelia during her time at Lincoln Academy.  


Later on, Ardelia married Herbert L. Coombs, and they raised at least one son,Frank, at Nobleboro, Maine.  Herbert signed Ardelia's page in 1883, when they were young friends, see below.


Lincoln Academy, chartered in 1801, still exists today, as a private academy that also serves as a public high school for area towns.   The Academy's website lists class lists for the 1880s; the lists are incomplete.


An earlier post entitled 1880s/90s Autograph Album of Miss Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine featured an album owned by Ardelia's mother or an aunt, daughters of Henry P. and Emeline (Seiders) Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine, born in New Hampshire and Maine respectively.  The albums were discovered separately.


Ardelia's album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 77 autographs of relatives and friends.




Ardelia's father, John F. Maddocks:




Ardelia's maternal grandfather, Henry P. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine:




Ardelia's husband, Herbert L. Coombs and Herbert's sister Mary E. Coombs of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, and Nobleboro, Maine, respectively:








Ardelia's maternal uncle, William Henry Dudley Cotton and his daughter Ethel M. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine:








Ardelia's maternal aunt, Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall and husband Albert S. Hall and their daughter Clara, who had moved to San Francisco, California:








Ardelia's maternal aunt Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown and husband William L. Brown, of Waldoboro, Maine, and their sons Henry W. Brown, then at Calais, Maine, and Clive Augustus Brown:










Ardelia's maternal aunt Emma R. (Cotton) Sylvester and husband Charles:






Ardelis's paternal aunts, Mary Jane Maddocks and Hester A. Maddocks, both of Damariscotta Mills, Maine:






Cousin Mary L. Rappe of Farmingdale, Maine:




Ardelia's Sunday School teacher, Abigail C. Morgan:




A page signed by someone whose name I can't decipher.  It's perhaps German.




A lovely hand done sketch in pencil of a peaceful scene along the shore and railroad tracks:




Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order, below.  Please note that the towns mentioned by some of the signers may have been where they were when they signed rather than their home town.


A person with a German name which I can't decipher
Minnie Ames of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Maude S. Austin of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Mame Barker at Lincoln Hill, 1883; could be Mary Barker, a student at Lincoln Academy
W. N. Barstow of Nobleboro, Maine, 1884
Charles A. Black of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Grace Adelaide Borland, 1883
Abbie H. Brown, Waldoboro, 1883; Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks and wife of William L. Brown
William L. Brown, Waldoboro, 1883; husband of Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown, who was the sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
Henry W. Brown of Calais, Maine, cousin; son of William L. and Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown
Clive A. Brown of Waldoboro, Maine; cousin Clive Augustus Brown, son of William L. and Abbie Haley (Cotton) Brown
L. S. Chapman, 1884
Mary P. Chapman at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Susie C. Clark of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Cad Clark at Lincoln Academy, 1887
Herbert L. Coombs of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883; Ardelia's future husband
Mary E. Coombs of Nobleboro, Maine, 1883; sister of Herbert L. Coombs, future husband of Ardelia
Henry P. Cotton, Ardelia's grandfather of Nobleboro, Maine
Ethel M. Cotton, Nobleboro, Maine, 1888, cousin; daughter of William Henry Dudley Cotton, brother of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
W. H. D. Cotton of Nobleboro, Maine, 1883; William Henry Dudley Cotton, brother of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
Lillie M. Cox of Damariscotta, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Flossie E. Cushing of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1886
Marcia B. Day at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Hattie F. Genthner, 1883
Charles D. Getchell of Rockland, Maine, 1883
Minnie Glidden of Newcastle, Maine, 1883
Arthur C. Hall of Newcastle, Maine, 1883
Aunt Nettie, 1883; Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks; married to Albert S.Hall
A. S. Hall, 1883; Albert S. Hall, who married Matilda Henrietta Cotton, sister of Ardelia's mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
Delbert A. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Walter P. Hall of Newcastle, Maine, 1885
Clara M. Hall of San Francisco, California, 1883; cousin; her mother, Matilda Henrietta (Cotton) Hall, was the sister of Ardelia's mother, Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks
Cassie O. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Maggie L. Hall of Nobleboro, Maine
Edward M. Harden of Rockland, Maine, 1883
Arthur W. Harris of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
James F. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Herbert L. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Cresie D. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Sarah L. Hatch of Nobleboro, Maine, 1888
Lunetta Hayes of Damariscotta Mills, Maine
Mary L. Hilton of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
William W. Hodgkins of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
Hattie M. Keene of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Ardelia Maria Maddocks, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
John F. Maddocks, 1883, Ardelia's father
Aunt Mary of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1884; I think this is Mary Jane Maddocks, sister of Ardelia's father John F. Maddocks
Hester A. Maddocks of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1885; she was the sister of Ardelia's father, John F. Maddocks
J. W. Madigan of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
Melzar D. McCurda of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883
Thomas P. Merrill; Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1885
Margaret Metcalf, 1886
Annie G. Metcalfe of Damariscotta, Maine, 1883
Bessie C. Mitchell of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Abigail C. Morgan, 1883; Ardelia's Sunday School teacher
Carrie Aline Morgan of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1884
Delia D. Mulligan, 1884
Annie M. Northey at Lincoln Academy, 1885
Clarence Pinkham of Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1887
Zetta A. Plummer of Damariscotta, Maine, 1883
Mary S. Rappe of Farmingdale, Maine, 1883; cousin
E. W. Rollins, Newcastle, Maine, 1885; possibly Eugene W. Rollins
Fred M. Rollins of Newcastle, Maine, 1884
Gussie M. Sherman of Damariscotta, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
W. A. Stetson, Damariscotta, Maine, 1885; could be William A. Stetson
Charles Sylvester, Ardelia's uncle
Emma R. Sylvester, 1883; Ardelia's aunt (sister of her mother Sarah Haley (Cotton) Maddocks)
C. C. Tilley of Nobleboro, 1884; Charles C. Tilley, I believe
Lydia S. Tilley of Nobleboro, 1884
Frank Martain Tukey of Newcastle, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1886
Harry S. Vannah of Nobleboro, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1883
Roxie A. Watson
Helen Weeks, 1883
Ruth B. Weston of Bremen, Maine, at Lincoln Academy, 1884
Fannie M. White of Sheepscott Bridge, Maine
Henry K. White, 1885
Angie T. Winslow of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883 (very faint)
Ruel T. York of Damariscotta Mills, Maine, 1883

If you have any insights into the Maddocks or Cotton families, or any of the other people listed in this post, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


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