Marriage intention of John Whitman and Clara M. Nevins of New Gloucester, handwritten in 1859 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
Reverse of the document shown above:
This certifies that the intentions of marriage between Mr. John Whitman and Miss Clara M. Nevins both of this town were entered in the town clerk's office in the Town of New Gloucester, County of Cumberland, and State of Maine according to law and the parties are duly licensed to be joined in marriage.
Certified at New Gloucester this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord 1859.
Elisha H. Moseley, Town Clerk
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]
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.
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