In the early 1830’s, the family of Warren and Elizabeth Bates left the town of Whitefield for a new home in Concord, where brother Rev. David Bates also settled along the Jackson Pond Road. They had eight children, several of whom were born in Concord. They moved on to Waldoboro by 1840, and afterward to … Continue reading Concord’s Calvin Bates, 20th Maine
Is your ancestor on this list of men who worked to build the Old Canada Road in 1819?
James Leon Williams was born in 1852 in the farmhouse across the road from where he built his magnificent summer residence Concord Haven, on the banks of the Kennebec. Ernest Walker, in Embden, Town of Yore, wrote that at Leon's birth, the farm belonged to Leon's maternal grandfather, Ralph Wells. Leon was the eldest of … Continue reading Dr. J. Leon Williams and Concord Haven
Lois Baker was born in Moscow on February 24, 1896, the first child and only daughter of Elmer and Nettie (Haynes) Baker, who lived on the old Baker farm on the Messer Road. Her brothers were Milford, the well-known local photographer, and Gregory, a forester who taught at the University of Maine. Lois grew up … Continue reading Lois Baker and Clarence Dutton
Levi Andrews, Jr. and his wife Achsah (Andrews) settled in Pleasant Ridge, Maine soon after their marriage in Essex, Massachusetts in 1822. They were quickly surrounded by other Andrews family members—so many that the place was called "Andrews Plantation" in the 1830 census. We are fortunate to have an original letter sent to Levi and … Continue reading 1830 Letter to Andrews Family, from Essex MA to Pleasant Ridge ME