Friday, August 22, 2014

1890-1907 Autograph Album of Addie May Peaslee of Jefferson, Maine


Autograph album that was presented to Addie May Peaslee by her teacher Roswell G. Hilton at South Jefferson, Maine, on January 18, 1890.


The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 40 of Addie's relatives and friends, as well as several interspersed pages of crazy quilt design like the one that appears on the cover at top.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Addie May Peaslee was born 2 December 1876 at South Jefferson, Maine, the daughter of Edwin W. Peaslee and Nancy A. (Tibbetts) Peaslee.   Edwin A. Peaslee signed a page in the album at Jefferson, Maine, on February 20, 1890.


Several members of the Tibbetts family signed pages in the album, including Addie's maternal great uncle, Lewis Tibbetts of Augusta, Maine, who signed a page at Jefferson, Maine, on July 10, 1890, and indicated that he was "71 years old the 20th of April Last".


During the period in which Addie collected sentiments for her album, she married to Everett David Jackson on June 17, 1893.  Everett was born at Nobleboro, Maine, on May 25, 1870, son of Eugene R. and Laura Jane (Eugley) Jackson.  Some of Everett's relatives, including his paternal grandmother Rosilla (Kennedy) Jackson, after whom he named one of his daughters, signed pages in the album.  Rosilla's page:


Addie and Everett lived at Jefferson, Maine, and had, I believe, ten children.  After Addie's death in 1928, Everett and two of his sons moved to the home of daughter Bertha E. (Jackson) Lincoln at Flagstaff Plantation, Maine, where they were enumerated in the 1930 Census.  Everett died that fall.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

Barker
Beaton
Boynton
Callahan
Clarke
Douglas
Hansen
Hilton
Jackson     [5]
Jewett
Kelley
King     [3]
Lambert
Lewis
Linscott     [2]
Little
Peaslee     [2]
Ryder
Skinner
Slater
Tibbetts     [7]
Weeks
Whittemore     [4]
Wiseman

Signers in the album    [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

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  • Illathera Barker, signed at West Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 24, 1890
  • Wallace G. Beaton of Westport, Maine, signed at Atlanta House on January 7, 1906
  • Mabel L. Boynton of Jefferson, Maine, signed on February 14, 1890
C
  • Julia Agnes Callahan of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on August 9, 1895 "native Cork Ireland"
  • Marguerite L. Clarke of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed at Whitefield, Maine, on July 26, 1892
D
  • Nellie A. Douglas of North Whitefield, Maine, signed on December 4, 1892; not sure of middle initial. She wrote two other capital A's on the page, and they are different from her middle initial, but I did find a Nellie A. Douglas at Whitefield
H
  • Mabel M. Hansen, signed at Jefferson, Maine, on May 12, 1890
  • Roswell G. Hilton of South Jefferson, Maine, Addie's teacher, who presented the album to her on Jan. 18, 1890.
J
  • Rosilla Jackson; paternal grandmother of Addie's husband Everett David Jackson.
  • Frank G. Jackson, signed on February 26, 1890; presumably the uncle of Addie's future husband Everett David Jackson.
  • Mabel G. Jackson of Jefferson, Maine, signed on December 15, 1891. Sister of Addie's future husband Everett David Jackson.
  • Elbert R. Jackson of Jefferson, Maine, signed on December 15, 1897; brother of Addie's husband Everett David Jackson.
  • Nellie Jackson of Westbrook, Maine, signed on September 14, 1893.
  • Allie M. Jewett of North Whitefield, Maine, signed on April 29, 1896
K
  • Roxa F. Kelley of Rome, Maine, signed on March 19, 1890 at West Somerville, Massachusetts
  • M. L. King, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1890
  • Florence G. King, signed at Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1890
  • Grace L. King of North Whitefield, Maine, signed on September 2, 1890
L
  • Carl H. Lambert of South Jefferson, Maine, signed on August 7, 1892
  • George N. Lewis of Pemaquid Beach, Maine
  • Lillian Linscott of Jefferson, Maine, signed on May 8, 1892
  • Velma Linscott of Jefferson, Maine, signed during Summer term in 1892
  • Annie A. Little of Jefferson, Maine, signed on February 14, 1890 [or February 17]
P
  • Addie May Peaslee of Jefferson, Maine; album owner.  She married Everett David Jackson during the period this album was circulating to her relatives and friends.
  • Edwin W. Peaslee, signed at Jefferson, Maine, on February 20, 1890; Addie's "Papa"
R
  • Nellie B. Ryder of West Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on March 24, 1890
S
  • Ernest M. Skinner of Boston, Massachusetts, signed in 1890; drew a sketch of a girl looking out a window at two birds.
  • Minnie E. Slater, signed on January 18, 1901
T
  • Eliza A. Tibbetts, signed on May 3, 1890. "My very dear Addie May" Eliza D. Tibbetts was presumably Addie's maternal grandmother Eliza Ann (Cheney) Tibbetts, wife of Andrew Tibbetts
  • Lewis Tibbetts of Augusta, Maine, signed at Jefferson, Maine, on July 10, 1890. "71 years old the 20th of April Last".  He was the brother of Addie's maternal grandfather Andrew Tibbetts.
  • F. H. Tibbetts of Silver Springs Park, Florida "Summer residence #75 Morrison St., West Somerville, Massachusetts. During the heated month of August, address Hoyts Island, Belgrade Mills, Me. 3/20-90 A foot of snow on the ground in Boston" Presumably Frederick H. Tibbetts, born about 1841 in Maine.  He was Frederick H. Tibbetts, brother of Addie's mother Nancy A. (Tibbetts) Peaslee.
  • Freddie Tibbetts, "Born at #75 Morrison St. Nov. 11, 1876", signed at West Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 23, 1890.  Son of Frederick H. Tibbetts, brother of Addie's mother Nancy A. (Tibbetts) Peaslee.
  • Frank L. Tibbetts, signed on March 23, 1890 at West Somerville, Massachusetts. Son of Frederick H. Tibbetts, a brother to Addie's mother Nancy A. (Tibbetts) Peaslee.
  • Clementine E. Tibbetts of West Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on March 19, 1890. Daughter of Frederick H. Tibbetts, a brother to Addie's mother Nancy A. (Tibbetts) Peaslee.
  • Lottie H. Tibbetts of Boothbay, Maine, signed at Somerville, Maine, on March 24, 1890
W
  • Laura E. Weeks, signed at Jefferson, Maine, on October 17, 1891
  • Bertha C. Whittemore of Damariscotta, Maine, signed on June 12, 1891
  • E. C. Whittemore, signed at Damariscotta, Maine, on July 10, 1891. Presumably Rev. Edwin Carey Whittemore, whose wife Ida May (Macomber) Whittemore signed the right facing page.
  • Mrs. E. C. Whittemore of Damariscotta, Maine. She was Ida May (Macomber) Whittemore, whose husband Rev. Edwin Carey Whittemore signed the left facing page.
  • Elizabeth H. Whittemore, signed on July 5, 1891 "Aged 80 years"
  • Flossie G. Wiseman of Jefferson, Maine, signed on November 6, 1891
South Jefferson, Maine

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