Category Archives: Maine

#52Ancestors: Scottish POW Table for Four

The fourth of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Invite to Dinner. It seemed a great scheme to see how many diverse and interesting ancestors I could crowd into an oversized banquet hall or line up … Continue reading

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William Ham of Cornwall

Consensus on from where William Ham and his wife Honor Stephens originated (that is, where and when they were born), where and when William Ham emigrated to in New England, and where and when William settled his family appears to … Continue reading

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Gowen: Scotland to Nova Scotia

When teen-aged William Gowen left Scotland aboard the Unity as one of about 150 prisoners of war following defeat by Cromwell’s forces in the Battle of Dunbar, we can barely imagine what he was thinking about the New World across … Continue reading

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Challenge: Tozier-Smith

Richard Tozier and Judith Smith are my 10th great-grandparents. Very little has been written about them and there are very few clues to follow. This is a challenge of major proportions–with a most pleasing and informative outcome, I might add. … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Downing

This is the first of what will doubtless be many articles tying up some loose ends, a.k.a. TUSLE. First of all, the Dennis Downing who brought his family to New England in 1650, and settled in that part of Kittery, … Continue reading

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Colonial Shipbuilding and the Coasting Trade

“I suppose you go great voyages,” said the Water Rat with growing interest. “Months and months out of sight of land, and provisions running short, and allowanced as to water, and your mind communing with the mighty ocean, and all … Continue reading

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“Adopted Daughter” Emma

The 1880 federal census for Boston, Massachusetts, shows Emma J. Nichols, age 4, born in Massachusetts, as the “adopted daughter” of Mary E. Nichols, 49, born in New Hampshire. Several years passed from the first discovery of Mary and Emma … Continue reading

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