Friday, August 31, 2012

Photograph of Captain James A. Creighton of Thomaston, Maine & grandchildren


Photograph of a man identified by a family researcher as Captain James A. Creighton of Thomaston, Maine, and three of his grandchildren, all cousins.  

The girl at back has been identified as Rita Creighton Smith, and the other two children are likely Emilie Creighton and Charles W. Creighton

The photograph threw me a curve in that there is a handwritten entry on reverse that reads "Edwin Smith and family".  As it turns out, this particular copy of the photograph must have been intended to be given to the Edwin Smith family, rather than the photograph depicted the Edwin Smith family. [lesson hopefully learned]


From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

James A. Creighton was born 6 June 1821 in Maine, son of John and Joanna (Jordan) Creighton, born in Warren, Maine, and Thomaston, Maine, respectively.

On 8 January 1849, James A. Creighton married Emily Jackson Meservey, daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (Ulmer) Meservey.   The couple raised eight children at Thomaston, Maine, three of whom died young, while James worked as a sea captain and later as a ship builder and lime kiln owner at Thomaston, Maine.

Rita Creighton Smith, shown in the back row, was the daughter of James' first child, Emily Creighton and her husband Clarence Sydney Smith.  Rita was born 6 October 1877 at Thomaston, Maine.

Emilie Creighton, shown at left, was born 9 April 1883 at Thomaston, Maine, daughter of James' son John M. Creighton and his first wife Hattie M. (Robinson) Creighton.   Emilie married Albert Trowbridge Gould.

The youngest child in the photograph was Charles William Creighton, son of James' son Charles A. Creighton and Lois McLellan (Hyler) Creighton.  Charles William Creighton was born 14 September 1888.  He married Ruth F. Linnell.

The Edwin Smith family to whom the photograph was intended was likely that of Edwin J. Smith, born 30 March 1826 at Thomaston, Maine, son of Edwin and Caroline Evangeline (Head) Smith.  In 1852 he married Frances Maria Hodgman.  They raised two children at Warren, Maine.  Edwin died at Thomaston, Maine, on 1 July 1913 at Thomaston.

Rita Creighton Smith's father, Clarence Sidney Smith, was a nephew of Edwin J. Smith.

If you have any corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Thomaston, Maine


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Caroline Brown Giberson, born 1869 at Bath, New Brunswick


1880s autograph album of Caroline Brown Giberson, "Carrie", who was born in 1869 at Bath, New Brunswick or in the area.




The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 64 pages signed by Carrie herself and her relatives and friends, some of them twice.




Carrie inscribed a page to those who would sign a page in her album.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Caroline Brown Giberson was born 17 March 1869 at Bath, New Brunswick, daughter of Ralph Kinney Giberson and Mary Elizabeth (Ebbett) Giberson, who were born at Bath, New Brunswick, and Wicklow, New Brunswick respectively.






Carrie's paternal grandparents were William and Temperance (Kinney) Giberson.  

William died in 1887 and did not sign a page in Carrie's album, but I believe the page below was signed by Carrie's paternal grandmother, Temperance (Kinney) Giberson in 1888.



Carrie's maternal grandparents were Joseph Ebbett and Rachel (Hutchinson) Ebbett.  Neither of them signed a page in Carrie's album, although a person by the name of Maud Hutchinson signed a page in 1888.




Carrie's sister Rachel Levina Giberson signed a page in 1888 and another in 1890.





Rachel married Frederick Dibble Giberson.  Two pages in the album were signed by a Dibble Giberson, perhaps one or both of them signed by Rachel's future husband.



The signature below looks like Dibble J. Giberson but it could be Dibble F. Giberson.




Carrie's sister Temperance Giberson signed the last page in her album in 1890.



In the early 1890s, Carrie moved to Maine.  On 4 February 1893 at Presque Isle, Maine, she married Josiah Starbird Hodgdon, son of Josiah Smith Hodgdon and Joan W. (Starbird) Hodgdon.  Josiah Starbird Hodgdon was born 5 March 1862 in Oxford County, Maine.

Carrie and Josiah had, I believe, five children, the last of whom, Ella Ruth Hodgdon, signed a page in 1923 in her mother's album.

It's neat to imagine that Carrie was going through her treasures, and the autograph album, by then some thirty-odd years old, came to light.  Ella must have been with her or perhaps discovered the album herself and asked to sign a page.



This is a photograph, I think, of Caroline and her siblings, with Caroline identified by a reader as the woman at right.  The others are, left to right, Ransford, Rachel and Mary.  Her siblings, left to right, are Ransford, Rachel and Mary.




If you have corrections to the information above or stories to share about the Giberson or Hodgdon families, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Refer to the alphabetized list below for several more people surnamed Giberson and several people who identified themselves as Carrie's cousin.

Edwin M. Belyea of Saint John, New Brunswick, 1891

Holland S. Broad of Bath, New Brunswick, 1888; signed two pages
John H. Broad of Bath, New Brunswick, 1888
Stephen G. Broad, 1880
Sadie Burk of Wicklow, New Brunswick, 1889
Garfield Cary of Presque Isle, Maine, 1892
Guy L. Colson of Rockland, Maine, 1891
Watts Cox, 1888
J. C. Doherty at Queen Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1888; signed two pages
Blanch Drier of or at Bath, New Brunswick
Lewis Duncan of Beaconsfield, New Brunswick, 1892
C. H. Estey, Esq. of Wicklow, New Brunswick, 1890
Mary E. Fenimore, 1890
Maude Gallop of or at Saint John, New Brunswick, 1889
Alvan Giberson, 1888
Caroline Giberson, "Carrie", of Bath, New Brunswick, 1888; ownership page of Caroline Brown Giberson
Charles Giberson
Dibble Giberson of Bath, New Brunswick; signed two pages, one undated, one in 1890
Ella M. Giberson, 1888
Elzena Giberson, 1890; Carrie's cousin
Mary E. Giberson, 1888; Carrie's mother, Mary Elizabeth (Ebbett) Giberson
Mary E. Giberson, 1892; Carrie's cousin
Minnie L. Giberson of or at Bath, New Brunswick, 1890; Carrie's cousin
Rachel L. Giberson, 1888; Rachel Levina Giberson, Carrie's sister; signed two pages
Ralph Giberson, 1888; Carrie's father, Ralph Kinney Giberson
Temperance E. Giberson of Bath, New Brunswick, 1888; Carrie's paternal grandmother, Temperance (Kinney) Giberson
T. E. Giberson of Bath, New Brunswick, 1890; Carrie's sister Temperance E. Giberson
Willamont W. Grant
Benjamin I. Hagerman, 1888
William Henery of or at Bath, New Brunswick, 1890
Tommie Higgins at Queen Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1888
Ella Hodgdon of Fort Fairfield, Maine, 1923; Carrie's daughter
Maria Hotham of Bristol, New Brunswick; Carrie's cousin
Maud Hutchinson, 1888
Theresa Jamieson of or at Woodstock, New Brunswick, 1891
Olive I. Lawson at Queen Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Mrs. M. G. Libby of Presque Isle, Maine, 1892
Richard Libby of Presque Isle, Maine, 1892
H. Maguire of Bath, New Brunswick, 1891
Hugh Maguire, Esq., 1890
John Maguire of Bath, New Brunswick
E.S.S., 1890
Ella M. Smith of Summerfield, New Brunswick
Hattie M. Smith of Bridgewater, Maine, 1892
Victoria Smith, 1888
Wilbert Stithem of Carleton County, New Brunswick, 1888
James Sweeney of Bath, New Brunswick, 1888
Harry E. Truworthy of Houlton, Maine
Effie L. Tupper of Bumfran, New Brunswick, 1888
Ida M. Tupper of Bumfran, New Brunswick, 1888; Carrie's cousin
Alice Tweedie
Annie B. Tweedie, 1889
F. N. Vandine, Upper Wicklow, New Brunswick, 1888; possibly Florence Nightingale Vandine
Alma Wallace, 1888; Carrie's cousin

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Margaret "Maggie" Clara Parsons of Buxton, Maine


1880s autograph album presented to Maggie C. Parsons for punctuality by her teacher Minie E. Smith of Chicopee, Maine, a section of Buxton, Maine.



 Small album, approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", filled with around sixty-nine autographs of relatives, friends and teachers.



Margaret Clara Parsons, "Maggie", was born 29 November 1873 at Buxton, Maine, daughter of Albion K. P. Parsons and Rosanna D. (Davis) Parsons, who were born at Buxton, Maine, and Limington, Maine, respectively.

Two of Maggie's siblings signed pages in her album.  First, Howard M. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, signed a page on January 12, 1884.



Maggie's sister Maud E. Parsons signed an adjacent page on the same day.



Lizzie Severance of West Buxton, Maine, signed a page in 1887.  She called herself Maggie's cousin.

On 10 April 1893, Maggie married George Ellsworth Bangs of Buxton.  He had earlier signed a page in her album, in 1887.



Maggie and George were still living at Buxton, Maine, by the time of the 1940 Census.  They had raised at least two children while George worked as a farmer and as an interior painter.

If you have corrections to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

In addition to teacher Minie E. Smith who signed the presentation page, teacher T. V. Smith of Groveville, Maine [another section of Buxton, Maine] signed a page.



Two people, or perhaps the same person, drew lovely pen and ink sketches.  First, Mrs. Frances E. Moore of Standish, Maine.



J. P. Moore, another person, or perhaps Mrs. Frances E. Moore.



Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order:


G. P. Adams of Buxton Centre, Maine
A. G. Anderson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Jennie Anderson, 1888
Susie Babb, 1888
Lillian Bangs of Buxton, Maine, 1884
George E. Bangs of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Willie D. Benton of Cornish, Maine, 1888
Laura J. Berry of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Bertha M. Berry of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Maud Berryman of West Buxton, Maine, 1888; middle initial could be J or G
Nellie M. Brackett of New Market, New Hampshire, 1887
Lela E. Burnham of West Hollis, Maine, at Buxton High School, 1888
Wilbert Burris of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine
Miss Gracie L. Carville of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Edith E. Clay
Mr. Sam W. Clemons of East Hiram, Maine, 1888 [yes, there really was a Samuel W. Clemons of East Hiram, Maine]
James Cole of Saccarappa, Maine, in Westbrook, Maine
Wallace Cole of Dayton, Maine, 1888
Mrs. Ella H. Cram of Saccarappa, Maine, Westbrook, Maine, 1884
Jessie N. Cummings of West Kennebunk, Maine, 1888
Henry L. Dingley of Sebago Lake, Maine, 1887
L. A. Eaton at Buxton High School, 1888
Willie W. Elwell of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Clinton D. Emery of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Carl S. Emery of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Maybell Emery of Buxton Center, Maine, 1888
Henry D. Emery of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Perley E. Emery of Buxton, Maine, 1884
Mabel C. Fogg of Buxton, Maine, 1884
Nellie F. Hanson of Gorham, Maine, 1888
Nellie M. Hartford of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Ezra M. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Miss Anna G. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Sadie L. Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884
Lena Blanche Hawkes of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Mildred Hill of Buxton Centre
Annie M. Hill of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Nellie F. Hill of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Fannie F. Hill of Buxton Centre, Maine, at Chicopee village, 1884
Frank H. Hopkinson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1885
Walter P. Hopkinson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Ethie J. Hopkinson
G. H. Larrabee of Bridgton, Maine
Emma Martin of Buxton Centre, Maine
Miss Lulie M. Martin of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1887
Mary M. Meserve of West Buxton, Maine, 1888
Mrs. Frances E. Moore of Standish, Maine, 1886; her lovely pen and ink sketch
J. P. Moore; beautiful pen and ink sketch of a fancy spoon; perhaps she is Mrs. Frances E. Moore?
Fred B. Olsen of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine
Winnie L. Owen of Buxton, Maine
Fred P. Owen of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1883
George E. Palmer of Chicopee, Maine, 1884
Maggie C. Parsons; the album was presented to her for her punctuality by her teacher Minie E. Smith in 1883
Howard M. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, 1884; Maggie's brother
Maud E. Parsons of North Buxton, Maine, 1884; Maggie's sister
Sadie L. Porter of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
Rev. C. A. Ratcliffe; Maggie's pastor
S., M. Rounds of Steep Falls, Maine, 1884
Hattie M. Rounds of Saccarappa, Maine, Westbrook, Maine, 1884
Nellie Sawyer of Buxton, Maine, 1888
Lizzie Severance of West Buxton, Maine, 1887
Lizzie F. Small of Limington, Maine, 1888
Minie E. Smith, teacher; she presented the album to Maggie C. Parsons in 1883, for Maggie's punctuality
T. V. Smith of Groveville, Maine, in Buxton, Maine; Maggie's teacher
M. B. Smith of West Hollis, Maine, 1887; "Thy friend"
Fred Thompson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Helen R. Thompson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton,Maine, 1884
Minnie Tyler of Buxton Centre, Maine, 1888
F. A. Ward of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1888
Mary E. Watson of Chicopee, Maine, in Buxton, Maine, 1884

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1905 Memorial Card: Esther J. (Lancaster) Chase of Lincoln, Maine


Memorial card printed on the occasion of the death of Esther J. Chase of Lincoln, Maine.

Esther J. Chase, Wife of Lorenzo Chase, Died Sept. 11, 1905, Aged 54 y, 7 m, 18 d.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Esther J. (Lancaster) Chase was born 26 January 1851 at Enfield, Maine, daughter of John L. and Rebecca (Hodgdon) Lancaster, who were born at Orono, Maine, and Kenduskeag, Maine, respectively.

On 25 March 1872 at Lincoln Center, Maine, Esther married Lorenzo Cyrus Chase, son of Cyrus Hamlin Chase and Harriet (Bailey) Chase, born at Woodstock, Maine, and possibly Lincoln, or Bangor, Maine, respectively.

Cyrus Hamlin Chase was the son of Stephen Chase, who became the first preacher in Lincoln, Maine, and later served in the Legislature.  He was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, moved to Woodstock, Maine, where his children were born and where he was an influential citizen, and moved to Lincoln in 1825.

Lorenzo Cyrus Chase died 17 September 1912 at Lincoln, Maine.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

See another post which features the memorial card of Mertie Emma Chase of Atkinson, Maine, who died of consumption on 25 December 1895 at Milo, Maine.  I didn't find a close relationship between Mertie's father Albert H. Chase and Esther's husband Lorenzo Cyrus Chase.

Lincoln, Maine, home of thirteen lakes


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1895 Memorial Card: Mertie Emma Chase of Atkinson, Maine


Memorial card printed on the occasion of the death of young Mertie Emma Chase on 25 December 1895 of consumption.   

Her parents would have grieved on any day, but Christmas must have been particularly hard.   Hopefully the family and Emma herself were able to make the most of her last hours.

Mertie Emma Chase, died December 25th, 1895.  Aged 16 years, 3 months, 18 days

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Mertie Emma Chase was born 7 September 1879 at Atkinson, Maine, daughter of Albert H. and May M. (Farnham) Chase, who were born at Sebec, Maine, and Atkinson, Maine, respectively.

Mertie died at Milo, Maine.  Her mother died several years later.  Her father lived until 1936.

Atkinson and Milo are both located in Piscataquis County, Maine, home to beautiful mountains and lakes, including Mount Katahdin and Moosehead Lake, as well as the "100-Mile Wilderness" section of the Appalachian Trail.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

This card was found with a similar one for Esther J. (Lancaster) Chase, but I didn't find a close relationship between Esther's husband Lorenzo Chase and Emma's father Albert H. Chase.

Atkinson, Maine [Milo is to the northeast.]


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

1870s Autograph Album of Ella V. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine


Small autograph album, approximately 4-1/4" x 2-3/4", that was presented to Ella V. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, by "the Boys of "78".  Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order, at bottom.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Ella Viola Toothaker was born 4 June 1867 at Phillips, Maine, the daughter of James Farrington Toothaker and Melvina (Williams) Toothaker, who were born at Rangelely, Maine, and Phillips, Maine, respectively.

Her father signed a page in her album in 1879.



I believe the Eddie Toothaker who signed a page in her album was Ella's brother Edgar Ray Toothaker.



On 1 January 1903 at Phillips, Maine, Ella became the second wife of Almon Silas Gifford.  He was born 30 January 1862 at West Farmington, Maine, son of Silas Harris Gifford and Mary W. (Mayo) Gifford.  

Sadly, Ella died within a year of her marriage, on 2 December 1903 at Farmington, Maine; the cause of death was listed as hemorrhage from a duodenal ulcer.  

Almon's first wife, with whom he had two children, was Ella's cousin Faustina Toothaker, daughter of Joseph and Faustina (Brown) Toothaker.  They married about 1885.

Almon's third wife was Winifred Mina Stevens, whom he married on 14 January 1905 at Mercer, Maine.  They also had two children together.

Other people named Toothaker who signed pages in Ella's album:

David H. Toothaker

Carrie A. Toothaker signed a page in 1879

Alice E. Toothaker signed a page in 1880.

Raymond or Eliza Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, signed their names in 1880.

Thalie R. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, signed a page in 1880.

Winnie E. Toothaker of Rangeley, Maine, signed a page in 1879.

Emma P. Toothaker signed a page in 1879.

Four people who called themselves Emma's cousin signed pages.

Cousin Sadie signed a page in 1880.

Ella's cousin Minnie shared a page with Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine, who signed a page in 1881.

Ella's cousin M. Angie Wilbur of Livermore Falls signed a page in 1879.

Ella's cousin Vinnie R. Williams signed a page.

Two of Ella's teachers signed pages.

Minnie G. Beal signed a page.

Lura H. Dennison signed a page.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.

Abbie
Sadie; Ella's cousin, 1880
Minnie; Ella's cousin; page shared with Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine
Josie, 1879
May
Berta Badger
Winnie Barton of Wilton, Maine
Minnie G. Beal or Beale; Ella's teacher
Edwin H. Beal of Avon, Maine, 1879
Rosa Beal
Myra Bradbury of Avon, Maine, 1881; page shared with Ella's cousin Minnie
C. M.Brown
William B. Butler of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Ida E. Butler of Avon, Maine, 1880
Eva L. Butterfield of Phillips, Maine, 
J. W. Butterfield of or at Phillips, Maine, 1880
Edith Church of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Evie Church, 1879
Lura H. Dennison; Ella's teacher
James Donovan of Lisbon Falls, Maine, 1880
Alice Douglass
Carrie Dutton of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Willie Dutton of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Etta Ellsworth of Phillips, Maine
L. A. F. of Phillips, Maine
Ora Bell Farrar of Farmington, Maine, 1880
Joshua M. Frost of Castine, Maine, 1879
Winnie L. Fuller of Phillips, Maine
Clara A. Graffam, 1879
J. Eugene Graffam of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Edgar A. Hill of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Bertha Hinkley of Phillips, Maine
Mary L. Kimball; page shared with Blanche E. Kimball
Blanche E. Kimball; page shared with Mary L. Kimball
Ida M. Lovejoy of Lisbon Falls, Maine, 1880
F. W. McKenney of or at Phillips, Maine, 1879; page shared with H. B. Smith; handwriting looks to be from one person.
Jennie Phinney of Phillips, Maine
Charlie W. Russell of Phillips, Maine, 1880
H. B. Smith of or at Phillips, Maine, 1879; page shared with F. W. McKenney; handwriting looks to be from one person.
Ella V. Toothaker; the album was presented to her by the "Boys of '78"
Eddie R. Toothaker
James F. Toothaker, 1879; Ella's father
David H. Toothaker
Carrie A. Toothaker, 1879
Alice E. Toothaker, 1880
Raymond and Eliza Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, 1880; only one of them actually signed the page
Thalie R. Toothaker of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Winnie E. Toothaker of Rangeley, Maine, 1879
Emma P. Toothaker, 1879
Jennie E. Towle of Phillips, Maine, 1881
Tena S. Voter of Madrid, Maine, 1880
Abbie M. Wells of Phillips, Maine, 1880
Cora E. Wheeler of Phillips, Maine
John A. Wheeler of Phillips, Maine, 1879
M. E. Wheeler, 1880
Lucy A. Whitney of Phillips, Maine
M. Angie Wilbur of Livermore Falls, Maine, 1879; Ella's cousin
E. B. Williams
S. S. Williams
Levy T. Williams
Vinnie R. Williams; Ella's cousin
H. B. Williams
George Williams of Phillips, Maine, 1879
Jennie Woodman of Natick, Massachusetts, at Phillips, Maine, 1880
Lettie M. Wormell, 1879

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

1912 Photograph of Wilber Fiske Jackman of Michigan and Maine


Photograph of Wilber Fiske Jackman and signed by him on 14 February 1912.  The photograph was taken by the Taney studio of Bangor, Maine.


From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Wilber Fiske Jackman was born about February 1861 in Michigan, son of Jeremiah F. and Sarah Hollis (Howes) Jackman.  

I found conflicting information online for the parents' birthplaces.  Jeremiah F. Jackman may have been born in England or New York.  Sarah Hollis (Howes) Jackman may have been born at Ashfield, Massachusetts, or New York.  I'm leaning toward the first of each possibility.

Dr. Wilber Fiske Jackman was a professor at the University of Maine at Orono from 1895 to 1913.  He was the first to lead the Pharmacy Department.  After leaving the University of Maine, he taught in the College of Pharmacy at the University of West Virginia at Morgantown.

I found a marriage record that shows Dr. Jackman married Annie E. Peters on 29 January 1896 at Detroit, Michigan.  Annie and their four children are listed with him in the 1900 and 1910 Census of Orono, Maine.

He may have been married before as I found newspaper clipping online noting a marriage on 9 January 1888 at Ann Arbor, Michigan, of Wilber F. Jackman and Sarah Donnelly.  Family Search shows birth records for twin daughters of a Wilbur F. Jackman and Sarah Jackman.

I believe that Dr. Jackman died in 1918.

If you have corrections or additions to the information provided above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

1847 Handwritten Marriage Intention of Nathaniel G. Jenness & Miss Emeline E. Lang of Rye, New Hampshire


Handwritten marriage intention between Mr. Nathaniel G. Jenness and Miss Emeline E. Lang, dated 20 March 1847 and signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Nathaniel Gilbert Jenness was born 21 November 1822 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Samuel and Clarissa (Jenness) Jenness.  

Emeline E. Lang was born 28 September 1829 at Rye, New Hampshire, daughter of Leonard and Data (Garland) Lang.  They fulfilled their marriage intention on 11 April 1848.

I believe the couple spent their lives at Rye, New Hampshire, where they raised at least two children.  Nathaniel died 12 March 1897 at Rye, New Hampshire.  Emeline died 31 October 1913 at Rye.


The Town Clerk who handwrote the marriage intention was John Adams Trefethen, who was born 27 July 1799 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Captain William and Elisabeth (Tucker) Trefethen.  

In November 1834, shortly after he signed the marriage intention above, John married Mary Locke, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Marden) Locke.  Mary was born 25 September 1809 at Rye, New Hampshire.  They had at least four children and lived their lives, it appears, at Rye, New Hampshire.

In addition to being Town Clerk, John served as a selectman, school teacher and state representative.

He died 5 October 1870; his widow Mary died 30 September 1888.

Two of their children, by then elderly, died in 1918, a date that always makes me think of the Spanish Flu, but I don't know the cause of their deaths.  

I found a reference online that indicated about 3000 New Hampshire residents died of this epidemic, which seemed to strike the young and vigorous more than the elderly.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

See another blog post for the marriage intention of Nathaniel Gilbert Jenness' first cousin, once removed, Samuel Wallis Jenness and Miss Polly J. Edmonds, dated 25 November 1834 and also signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

Rye, New Hampshire


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1834 Handwritten Marriage Intention of Samuel Jenness and Miss Polly Edmonds of Rye, New Hampshire


Handwritten marriage intention between Mr. Samuel Jenness and Miss Polly J. Edmonds, dated 25 October 1834 and signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

From what I could gather online, Polly was the second of three wives of Samuel Wallis Jenness.  He was born 17 June 1787 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Levi and Elizabeth (Wallis) Jenness.

His first wife was Abigail Perkins, daughter of James and Mary Molly (Perkins) Perkins.   Samuel and Abigail had, I believe, eight children.  Abigail died 13 March 1833.

Samuel Wallis Jenness and Polly Jenness Edmonds fulfilled their marriage intention on 19 July 1835 at Rye, New Hampshire.   Polly was born 16 March 1806 at Rye, New Hampshire, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Molly (Berry) Edmonds.

I couldn't find a record of any children born to Samuel and Polly, but there may have been some.    Polly died 17 August 1841 at Rye, New Hampshire.

Samuel's third wife, whom he married on 11 February 1844, was Sarah S. Randall, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Shute) Randel.  I didn't find a record of any children born to Samuel and Sarah.

If my information is correct, Sarah died 1 March 1875 at Rye, New Hampshire, and Samuel died the next day.

The Town Clerk who handwrote the marriage intention was John Adams Trefethen, who was born 27 July 1799 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Captain William and Elisabeth (Tucker) Trefethen.  

In November 1834, shortly after he signed the marriage intention above, John married Mary Locke, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Marden) Locke.  Mary was born 25 September 1809 at Rye, New Hampshire.  They had at least four children and lived their lives, it appears, at Rye, New Hampshire.

In addition to being Town Clerk, John served as a selectman, school teacher and state representative.

He died 5 October 1870; his widow Mary died 30 September 1888.

Two of their children, by then elderly, died in 1918, a date that always makes me think of the Spanish Flu, but I don't know the cause of their deaths.  

I found a reference online that indicated about 3000 New Hampshire residents died of this epidemic, which seemed to strike the young and vigorous more than the elderly.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

See another blog post for the marriage intention of Samuel's first cousin, once removed, Nathaniel Gilbert Jenness and Miss Emeline E. Lang, dated 20 March 1847 and also signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

Rye, New Hampshire


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1880s Autograph Album with Signers from North Yarmouth, Maine area


1880s era autograph album, approximately 4-1/4" x 3", with seventeen signers mostly from the North Yarmouth, area, including that of teacher Anna Abrams.  Several Cinderella-related illustrations.



In page order: [see an alphabetical list of signers, below]

Henry H. York signed of North Yarmouth, Maine, signed a page in 1886:



Page signed by Charlie A. Loring of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by teacher Anna Abrams:



Page signed by Minnie G. Barter of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Minnie Chase in 1886:

Page signed by Abbie A. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Alice S. Frost of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Alice M. Leighton of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:



Page signed by Lizzie M. Gore of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:



Page signed by M. E. Barrell of York, Maine, at North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Elsie M. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Marcia E. Baston in 1886:

Page signed by Bertha W. Baston of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:



Page signed by Alice I. Dolloff in 1885:

Page signed by Annie A. Baston in 1886:



Page signed by Adah M. Beals of North Yarmouth, Maine, in 1886:

Page signed by Bertha L. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine:





List of signers, in alphabetical order:


Anna Abrams, teacher
M. E. Barrell of York, Maine, at North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Minnie G. Barter of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Marcia E. Baston, 1886
Bertha W. Baston of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Annie A. Baston, 1886
Adah M. Beals of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Minnie Chase, 1886
Abbie A. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Elsie M. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Alice I. Dolloff, 1885
Bertha L. Dolloff of North Yarmouth, Maine
Alice S. Frost of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Lizzie M. Gore of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Alice M. Leighton of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Charlie A. Loring of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886
Henry H. York of North Yarmouth, Maine, 1886


If you have information on any of the signers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

North Yarmouth, Maine


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