Marriage intention of Sewall N. Pierce and Miss Lucinda A. Bosmus of New Gloucester, handwritten in 1851 by Elisha H. Moseley, Town Clerk of New Gloucester, Maine.
This is one of several New Gloucester marriage intentions written by Elisha Moseley, thankfully in a very legible hand, that I'll be featuring. They include intentions between:
- Sewall N. Martin and Persis T. Nelson of New Gloucester, Maine
- David K. Foster of Danville, Maine, and Miss Hannah Burns of New Gloucester, Maine
- Winthrop Cobb and Lucy S. Fogg of New Gloucester, Maine
- Zebulon Rowe of New Gloucester, Maine, and Mrs. Eliza Walker of Poland, Maine
- John Whitman and Miss Clara M. Nevins of New Gloucester, Maine
Reverse of the document shown above:
I'm not sure whether the birth records are in error or the date the family moved to Aroostook County is wrong in the online excerpt of Wiggin's History of Aroostook. However, I'm leaning toward the fact that the birth records were compiled at a later date, with erroneous information about at least Anizetta's birthplace, and perhaps the birthplaces of the boys as well.
Most of the online vital records for New Gloucester appear to have been constructed at a later time and contain little information.
Elisha H. Moseley married Sophia or Sophronia A. L. Sampson on 15 May 1847 at New Gloucester. They had at least three children, I believe. Elisha died 11 November 1862.
Elisha's possible father, Rev. Elisha Moseley, ministered at New Gloucester, Maine, from 1802 to 1826. He married Nancy Lobdell, daughter of Isaac and Polly (Stetson) Lobdell, on 27 October 1811 at Minot, Maine. Again, I haven't yet found a record linking the two Elishas; perhaps a reader will step in.
If you have any corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly. I'd especially like to know more about Lucinda Atwood Vosmus' mother Abigail and whatever it was that befell the Pierce family in 1863 at Mars Hill.
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