Saturday, October 9, 2010

MGS Conference Queries

Can anyone help these Conference attendees with their queries?

Looking for a connection between George W. Knight and Cornelia Hackett of the East Poland and Minot, ME area between 1854 - 1867. Dave Flewelling ( MGS #4391

Seeking parents of Alphonse Fournie b. 1871 Quebec; m. Helene (Ellen) Melanson at St. Mary's, Orono, ME on 27 Nov 1880; Helene b. abt 1865 in Bathhurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada. Bob O'Halloran ( MGS #4246

Seeking ancestors of Samuel S. Seamans (b. 7 Aug 1839 Eastport, ME); he married on 25 Dec 1862 in Cary, ME to Ruth Colson (b. 8 Dec 1816 in New Brunswick, Canada). Bob O'Halloran ( MGS #4246

Looking for connections with the surname "Zeeman or Zeaman". Linda Aaskov ( MGS #365

Looking for William Savage (b. bef 1763) a Loyalist who moved to New Brunswick, Canada in 1783 and married Sarah Sewell. Donald Savage ( MGS #4399

Seeking information on Emily Farnham Chalmers Herrick Alexander (b. 10 May 1842 Topsfield, ME) d/o Jothan (aka Jonathan) and Abigail Chambers. Emily m (1) Francis A. Herrick on 27 Feb 1864 (he d. 6 Oct 1870, b. Unity, ME); she m (2) Ira Alexander (m. int. 25 Nov 1873); Ira (b. 6 June 1819 Middlebury, VT) aka Ira Abel Haven (d. 10 Sept 1891 Wales, ME). Emily (Herrick) Schroeder ( MGS #4446

Seeking information on Otis Smith whose 3rd wife was Catherine Frohock; area of Readfield and Belmont, ME 1785-1805; in Charleston, ME during 1850 Census. Peter M. Smith ( MGS #4032

Looking for parents of John Lawgren Kelly, b. 1797 in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. Moved to Lyndon (now Caribou, ME); married Elizabeth Pankes in 1823 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Dennis Prue ( MGS 3959

Seeking information on John Brazier, born abt 1769 in Meduncook (now Friendship, ME), died 1850's. His known whereabouts are : Avon 1810-1820; Putnam (now Washington, ME) 1810-1820; Avon 1820-1830; Temple 1829; Chandlerville (now Detroit) 1840's; Windham 1850's, Possible relatives: Harrison, Daniel, Joseph and Ellsworth Brazier. Jim Daly ( MGS # 4351

Need parents of Mehitable T. Leaman of Alna who married on 10 Jan 1810 John Lowell of Alna. Gravestones in Alna Cemetery states she d. 16 Sept 1873 age 84 yrs; he d. 19 Feb 1872 age 88 yrs 10 mos. Her sister Betsy married a Dodge. George & Margaret Ricker ( MGS #260

Need parents of Hannah Neal of York who married Nicholas Littlefield on 25 Nov 1797 (acc. Wells Vital Records); gravestone with her death date 19 Aug 1834 age 56 or 58 in Wells. George & Margaret Ricker ( MGS #260

Looking for information on the family of Josiah Brawn and Mary Sparks; their children: Jennie Brawn Steeves (b. 1859 Woodstock, New Brunswick; d. 1942 Portland, ME) and Charles Abram Brawn (b. 1863 Houlton, ME; d. 1942 Milford, ME). Carol E. Ballard ( MGS #2957

Looking for the resting place of my infant son, Richard J. Decker Jr. b. 17 Apr 1957; he died while I was stationed at Dow AFB. There doesn't appear to be any death certificate issued by the State of Maine. He only survived for a short time - apparently the hospital took care of the remains. Can anyone in the Bangor area help this man who now lives in New Zealand? If so, contact Emily Quint (

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