Query: Peter PARKS

One of our members is looking for help…

I am trying to find information on my great(x4) grandfather, Peter Parks.  I can prove back to his son Peter Parks Jr who died a POW at Salisbury NC.  What I “know” from his death record (8 July 1867, Saugus, Massachusetts) is that he was born in 1799 (approx.) in Scotland.

What I can’t find is record of his arrival in the US prior to 1829 when he married Mrs. Susan Wood Hooker in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Suggestions for how I would proceed.  I have exhausted all the common online resources at this point.
Please contact  maggieraye@gmail.com if you can help with this query.

Query: Redford Dennis TALLMAN

Philip Smith is hoping someone can help:
Looking for some evidence that might be acceptable to Mayflower Society that Redford Dennis Tallman, born Oct. 17, 1800, was the son of Holder Tallman (1766-1830) and Drusilla Taber Tallman (1767 – 1852).
If you have some information that may help Philip, email him at  pfsmith66@att.net

Query: John OWEN and Polly WATSON

The following query came in from one of our members:

I’m a descendant of John Owen b. 19 MAR 1759 Cumberland, ME d. 1844 Litchfield, ME.  married Polly Watson  1769-1837  John Jr. is son of John Sr. of b. Falmouth 1723 – d 1787 Topsham, Me

Any assistance on family records, deeds, trying to document family group.  Have looked at Cumberland Co. Deeds online.

If you can help, comment here, or email sandrafisher@msn.com

Headstone of Mrs. Mary PLAISTED

One of our members sent in this query.  Can you help???

Headstone of Mrs. Mary, wife of Andrew Plaisted, died Nov 6 1839 age 79 years  & 9 months
– It was removed from a construction site several years ago by someone working for a Monmouth electrical contractor
– Was this a discarded headstone or was it saved from destruction?
– It’s in a barn in Caribou and needs to find it’s rightful home back to Southern Maine if missing.

email us at mainegenealogicalsociety@gmail.com if you have info you think could help get this stone get back to its rightful place.


Query: Eli LITTLEFIELD

New MGS Member Tim Harriman just sent us the following query.  If you have information you can share with Tim, email him at roadapple658@gmail.com:


Searching for information on Eli Littlefield of Wells (b.1790), who eventually settled in Brooks and supposedly died there in 1873.  Eli served to extend the Littlefield line to Waldo County and his son Joshua C. Littlefield is buried in the South Brooks Cemetery.  Eli’s parents were Ebenezer Littlefield & Betsey Clark of Wells and Lebanon.   I would like to locate Eli’s resting place to complete my research.

Query: Family of Aaron DAY

We recently received the following query from one of our members:


I am researching the family of Aaron Day, b. in Ipswich, MA on 2 July 1783 to John Day and Sarah Day, and d. in or around Medford, Maine on 16 Feb 1862.  His wife Martha was b. about 1778, and d. in Maine 16 Feb 1844.  They are bur. in the Upper Ferry Cemetery in Medford.  Aaron and Martha had the following children:

Nathaniel, b. in Starks, ME 30 Nov 1807, d. in Plymouth, MN 7 Jan 1867
John, b. in Starks, ME 24 Feb 1809 d. 14 Apr 1884 in Medford, ME
Sarah, b. in Starks, ME 31 Dec 1810
Harriet L., b. possibly in Industry, ME 31 Dec 1812, d. in Manchester, ME bet 1887 to 21 Aug 1888.
Cynthia, b. possibly in Industry or Readfield, ME between Feb 1814, d. in Sherburne County, MN 13 May 1874
Joseph Warren, b. about 1817 in Maine, d. in 1891 in Washington

Questions:
1)  What happened to Sarah?  Did she marry, and if so, to whom?  Where did she die?
2)  Where were Cynthia and Harriet born?

If you can help, please email laurieanddogs@gmail.com

Query: Hannah CHELLIS

I am looking to help with a brick wall….

Hannah CHELLIS, wife of Samuel BOOTHBY (16 Dec 1794 in Limerick, York, Maine – 20 Dec 1860 in Limington, York, Maine), and mother of Charles, Asa, Sophia, John, and George.  I believe she is the daughter of David CHELLIS and spent most, if not all of her life, in the area of Limerick, Maine.

Info should be sent to Seema Kenney: cmakny@hotmail.com

Query: SCANLIN/SCANLAN/SCANLON

Searching for ancestors/descendants of Patrick SCANLIN b. 1819 (1822?), Dannygal or Sligo Co. Ireland, d. after 1871, Parish of St. James, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada.  His wife Anna MEREDITH/MERDITH b. 1826, _, Scotland, d. between 1865 and 1870, Parish of St. James, Charlotte Co, New Brunswick, Canada.

Email: Foxscan@aol.com with any additional info

MILLER query

Query from a new member, Jaci Hall:

Looking for the parents of Simeon Miller born in Hampden, ME 1825, married to
Harriet Barrows 1849 and died in Bangor 1900. He is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery
in West Hampden amid all the Millers and Barrows to whom I know he is related. Any
help greatly appreciated.


To help Jaci: bjng@fairpoint.net

Calling All CRESSEY Researchers

MGS Member Roger Cressey recently sent us this request:
I wish to be in contact with anybody doing the Cressey genealogy. 
Daniel was born ? in the Balltown area around 1760  He had a son Daavid B. b. 7 Oct 1801. m. 13 Oct 1824 to a Martha Jane Brazier. He died 13 Jan 1853 Boothbay.  He was a powder boy in the war of 1812 Fort Popham. 
Please contact me by e-mail or tel 703-243-8518, 300 N Fairfax Dr. apt 102, Arlington, Va. 22203-1758.
Thank you, Roger W Cressey
Mr. Cressey’s email is cress19281@verizon.net