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Full text of "The Kneeland miscellany; a heterogeneous collection consisting of father's and mother's songs, genealogical notes of the Crockett and Heagan families and incidents of family history, together with extracts from the first census, historical notes regarding the Porter district, &c."

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Prank E, Knee land, 

126 Sterling Place, 

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TEE KBEEIATID MISCILLAHT 



A EBTEROGBHEOITS COLLE CTIOH 

Consis ting 

of; 

mTHER» S A im MOTHER'S SORGS 

GMMLOGICAL ROTES 

THE CHOCKETT A 3SI> HEAGAli MMILIBS 
and 

igciiaESTs oy paict ly history 

Together With 
EXTRACTS roOM T HE FrRS T CEIJISTTS 
HISTORICAL BOTES RBGABDIHG THE PORTER DISTRICT 



COMPILED 

BERTHA J« AI03 I^HK E> KlEBLAlfID 
1914-17 ) 



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GEUETRAL lEDEX 385-90 

lEDEX to/ SOSGS 391-93 

STOP!! I LOOK II I AST LIS TEN 11 ! T-vi 

mTEER»S ATO MOTEER»S SOHGS 1-133 

MOTHER'S PCEKS-- - — 134-139 

THE CEOCKETT FAJJILY ^-140-232 

THE HEAGAS FAMILY---- -233-24-7 

M? V»Y'GE TO SPOUT HILL --248-293 

HiamY TREVETT CROCKETT— A BAD ACTOR- --294- 307 

OUR VISIT TO WIS, TREVETT >-^^308-320 

THE PORTLAND SUIDAY TELEGRAM ARTICLE— 32 Ir- 340 

EXTRACTS FROM THE FIRST CENSUS- — 341-352 

PORTER DISTRICT HISTORICAL NOTES 353-373 

MISCELIAlSOns '--' ^ — ---374-383 



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STOP! ! I LOOKIU ATTDLISTEUm 

This mess vms started as a cocrpilatlon of lather's Songe— ^ 
And look where it ended! After I had gotten well started on 
the task of copying the songs which Bertha had taken dovm from 
Slather's and Mother's dictation while she was here in the J^ll 
of 1914 I realized that they might "better have "been called 
"Father's and Mother's Songs" And later I added a miscella- 
neous lot which do not much care who sings themi I "began with 
the Intention of arranging the songs in Ipochs hut the recallitg 
of additional ones from time to time soon upset this ideal He-v^ 
ertheless, the first twenty- seven of them were sung "by father's 
father and grandfather hefore him and the same is true of varl- 
ous others scattered through the liatl It will "be noted that 
many of them recount happenings in the early days of the "Repulj- 
lie, whdle a considerable number date hack to the Colonial pe- 
riod and some were undoubtedly brought from England and Scot- 
land — the "Sinking of the 'Royal George'" for instance— -which 
reminds me to say that as I knew the names of but few of the 
authors I have not attempted to give them! Most of the nota- 
tions referring to the different song© represent information 
given me by Mother at the time of transcription! Generally 
speaking, I have omitted those patriotic and other aire the 
words of which may readily be found in "Heart Songs" and else- 
where But I am led to remark of the short sketch regarding 

the origin of "Yankee Boodle" as given on Page 124 that the air 
didn't seem so funny to the British under Cornwallis when, on 
October 19th, 1781, they marched past General Washington and 



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STOPin LOOK!! I AITO LISTEMII I 

his victorious forces to the nazsic of its accOQipan3ring strains 
in the surrender at Yorktownl 

After I had copied most of the songs I thought I would in- 
clude- — for reference- --such data as I had collected regarding 
Mother's "branch of the Crockett fainily---in pursuance of which 
I was not only caused much annoyance by the fact that Great- 
Grandfather Crockett would persist in having lived (?) in so 
many different places before coining to an anchorage on Spout 
Hill but replies to inquiries I had cade began to stream in in 
such volume that I concluded to incorporate a record of the 
dates of birth, etc. , of the descendants of Grandfather Crockett 
in particular- — And before I had finished I realized that they 
are somewhat numerous! 

Grandmother Heagan- Crockett couldn't be left out and, in 
addition to the general ones regarding the Heagan family, the 
fact must be recorded that Mother's cousin, the daughter of her 
Aunt "Sally" (Heagan) Sanborn, was the wife of Brigadier General 
Cyrus Hamlin, son of Hannibal B^mlin, Vice President of the 
United States! 

Then I made that fateful «V»y'ge to Spout Hill" and felt 
impelled to record the information which Jather and Mother gave 
me for future reference! Same way with Henry Trevett Crockett 
and Mrs. Trevett! The article in the Portland Sunday Telegram 
is constantly referred to by people who have only an indefinite 
idea of what is in it! A copy of the First Census is not al- 
ways at hand! And the information which "Fred. Porter gave 
Mother and myself nearly ten years ago could not now be obtain- 
ed from any source of which I have knowledge! Wherefore, this 
collection of the whole shootin' match! in which many inti- 



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mate incidents have "been included -wrMch would have "been omitted 
had they teen intended for the eyes of others than members Of 
the Immediate familyl If I use the possessive "Ify" over-nnich— 
Imagine it is yourself talking! Then it will fit! 

IJather than fill it up with so many names and references 
as to make it unwieldly I have included in the General Index 
only such names as we will be likely to wish to refer! There- 
fore, if you wish to find something which i8n*t indexed, you 
will have no choice "but to follow the minister's admonition to 
"go to Helen lunt for It "I 

When I started to copy for ourselves and children tho 
songs which Bertha had compiled, it occurred to me that not 
only Mother, "but my brothers and sister, might like a set of 
thAmI I have therefore made a eopy for the use of each waia- 
TDer of the family! Please don't mention it! 11^ pleasure, 

I assure you! 

- P» Ii» K» 

Searsport, 

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4/^/1917. 



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mTEEE'S SOHGS 
l/any of which were eung 
ty 
His Eather and Grandfather Before Him 
Compiled Ijy 
Bertha J. Knee land 
Searsport, l/feine, August- Octoher, 1914 
Trans crilped August, 1916 



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1 

Father's Songs 



ffHBC SWOEB-ei BUlSrKER HILL 

He lay upon his djring iDed. 

His eyes were growing dim 
When with a feetle voice he called 

Hie weeping son to him 
Weep not» m^- "boy, the veteran said 

I "bow to Heaven's high will 
But quickly from yon antlers "bring 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 
But quickly from yon antlers "bring 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 

2 

The sword was "brought, the soldier's eye 

Lit with a sudden flame 
And as he grasped the ancient "blade 

He murmured Warren' s name 
Then said, my "boy, I leave you gold 

But what is richer still 
I leave you, mark me, mark/e me now 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 
I leave you, mark me, mark me now 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 

•Twas on that grand, immortal day 

I dared a Briton "band 

A captain raised this sword on/ me 

I tore it from his hand 
And whJ.le the glorious "battle raged 

It lightened Freedom's will 
For "boy the God of Battles blessed 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 
Por "boy the Grod of Battles "blessed 

The Sword of Bunker Hill 

4 
Oh, keep the sword, his accents "broke 

A smile and he was dead 
But his wrinkled hand still grasped the "blade 

Upon his dying bed 
The son remains, the sword remains 

Its honors growing still 
And twenty millions bless the sire 

And Sword of B^lnker Hill 
And twenty millions bless the sire 
And Sv/ord of Bunker Hill 



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( the sixth word in the seventh line should be''"Preedom" 

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2 

FATHER'S SOHQS 

COlfE ALL YE BOLD FORTEWES _pE^ 

1 

Come all ye "bold liTorthwrestiaen 

Who plough the raging main 
Come listen to this tragedy 

While I relate the same 
• Twas on the "Lady Washington" 

At Cowper where she lay 
Hard "by Queen Charlotte's Island 

In Forth America 



2 

' Twas on November, the second day 

In seventeen-ninety-cne 
The natives of this country 

On hoard of us did come 
And then to "buy their fvtra of them 

Our captain did "begin 
But mark what followed after 

Before it long had "been 



3 

Up upon our quarter-deck 

Our gun-chest there did stand 
The keys they "being left in them 

By oxir gunner's careless hand 
The natives they perceiving 

Our ship to make a prize 
Thinking we had no other means 

For to protect our lives- 



4 

IJp upon our qxiarter-dcck 

Our captain there did stand 
With twelve of those "bold savages 

With knives drawn in their hands 
All pointing at his "body 

Ready to run him through 
If we should offer to resist 

Great Godl What could we do J 



5 

Then into our cahin 

Straightway we did repair 
But to our sad misfortune 

ITo arms could we find there 
Except it were two pistols 

One gun and t7^o "broadswords 
And immediately it was agreed 

Pight them offl It was the word 



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6 

Our powder we got ready 

Our gun-room openly 
Our sculd we did coimrdt to God 

Our bodies to the clay 
All standing in our cabin 

Waiting for a sign 
But there could no sign "be given 

Por fear we should "be slain 



7 

Then with what few arms we had 

We rushed on them with main 
And by our being spirited 

The quarter-deck did gain 
And the number that we killed of them 

Was seventy and odd 
And as many more were woimded 

As since we've understood 



8 

Come all ye bold IJTorthwestmen 

Wherever you raa^ be 
Trust not an Indian savage 

In ITorth America 
Por they are so desirous 

Your shiipping to obtain 
That they will never leave it off 

Till the most of them are slain 



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MTHETR'S SOHGS 



PAUX JOKES 

1 
An American frigate 

A frigate of war 
With guns mounting forty 

Prom Baltimore came 
To cruise in the channele 

Of old England 
OvT gallant commander 

Paul Jones was the man 



2 

We had not sailed long 

Before we espied 
A large forty- fot;ir 

And a twenty likewise 
Paul Jones then he smiled 

As he sheered alongside 
With a loud speaking-trumpet 

Whence came you he cried 



3 

Whence came you, he cried 

I hailed you before 
Return me an answer 

Or a "broadside 1*11 pour 
A troadside it came 

From those "bold Englishmen 
And the sons of America 

Returned it again 



4 
The contest was "bloody 

Both decks ran with gore 
And ninety "bold seamen 

Lay- dead on the floor 
Paul Jones then he smiled 

In the height of his pride 
If we can't do any tetter boys 

We* 11 sink alongside 

-(Verse missing)- 

5 

And now my "brave "boys 

We have captured a prize 
A large forty- four 

And a twenty likewise 
llilay God "bless the mothers 

Who are called on to weep 
Por their sons who are lain in 

The ocean so deep 



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FA THERMS SOFGS 

GRUISnrG D01i?lT 01 T HE COAST 07 BAHBA"RY 

1 
Two ships, two ships, from England they cams 

Blow high, "blow low, and so sail-ed we 
One was the Prince of Luther and the other Prinoe of Wales 

Cruising down on the coast of Bartary 

2 
Otxr boatswain up in o\ar fore top did stand 

Blow high, "blow low, and so sail-ed we 
Look ahead, look astern, look to weather and to lee 

Cruising down on the coast of Bartary 

3 

There is nothing ahead, there is nothing astern 

Blow high, blow low, and so sail-ed we 
But I see a ragged wind and a lofty ship at lee 

Cruising down on the coast of Barhary 

4 

AhoyJ AhoyI Our Jolly captain cried 

Blow high, blow low, and so sail-ed we 
Are you a nan- of- war or a privateer, said he 

Cruising down on the coast of Barbary 

5 
I am not a nan- of- war nor a privateer, said he 

Blow high, blow, low, and so sail-ed v^re 
But I am a jolly pirate, cruising for my fee 

Cruising down on the coast of Bartexy 

6 

If you're not a nan- of- war nor a privateer, said he 

Blow high, blow low, and so sail-ed we 
It is now to your guns, boys, and we'll shjow them pirate play 

Cruising down on the coast of Barbary 

7 

A broadside! A broadsidei Our jolly captain cried 

Blow high, blow low, and so sail-ed we 
At length the Prince of Luther cut the pirate's masts away 

Cruising down on the coast of Barbary 

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We lashed them back to back, threw them all into the sea 

Cruising down on the coast of Barbary 



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6 

FATHE R'S SOUGS 

AKDBEV BATTIIG 

1 
What thou? What thou? said Andrew Batting 

What thou that come sailing so nigh 
We are the rich merchants upon the salt seas 

Oh please to let us pass hy 

We are the rich merchants upon the salt seas 

Oh please to let us pass hy 

2 

Ah, Noi Ah, IToJ said Andrew Batting 

Such a thing there never can he 
Your ship and your cargo we'll hoth take away 

And your bodies give to the salt sea 

Yotir ship and your cargo we'll hoth take away 

And your "bodies give to the salt sea 

3 

Build me a ship, said Captain Charles Stuart 

And "build her strong and sure 
That I may "bring in proud Andrew Batting 

Or my life I will never endure 

That I may "bring in proud Andrew Batting 

Or my life I will never endure 

4 
We oruis-ed north and we cruis-ed south 

For the space of three weeks or more 
At length we spied a ship sailing far off and far off 

And at length she came sailing so nigh — 
At length we spied a ship sailing far off and far off 

And at length she came sailing so nigh 

5 

What thou? What thou? said Captain Charles Stuart 

What thou that come sailing so nigh 
We are the Scotch pirates upon the salt seas 

Oh please to let us pass "by 

We are the Scotch pirates upon the salt seas 

Oh please to let us pass "by 

6 

Ah, UoJ Ah, liToJ said Captain Charles Stuart 

Such a thing there never can "be 
Your ship and your cargo we'll both take away 

And your bodies give to the salt sea 

Your ship and your cargo we'll both take away 

And your bodies give to the salt sea 

Abouti Abouti and they merrily fought 

For the space of three hoxurs or more 
At length Captain Charles Stuart took Andrew Batting 

And brought him to fair England's shore 

At length Captain Charles Stuart took Andrew Batting 

And brought him to fair England's shore 



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ADIEU YE BAITKS AKD BEAES 0? CLYDE 



1 

Adieu, ye tanks and braes of Clyde 

Adieu to her who's yovmg and fair 
I grieve to leave my own dear "bride 

To part from her my heart is sad 

Chorus 

I grieve to leave my comrades all 

I grieve to leave my native shore 
Ify aged parents I do adore the 

And my bonnie, bonnie lassie on the banks of Clyde 



2 
My barque is hauled out in the bay 

The wind blows fair- I must away 
Away to sail o'er the briny deep- 
Adieu ye banks and braes of Clyde ' 

-■ Chorus:- 

3 

The sun is sinking in the west 

The birds sit on the mulberry tree 

All Nature seems prepared for rest 

But alasi there's none prepared for me 

Chorus :- 

4 

The drums do beat and the war-pipes play 
The signal* s given- I must away 

Away to sail o'er the deep blue sea 
farewell ye banks and braes of Clyde 

Chorus:- 



MY AUTJTT TUCKER, m AXmi SAL 

1 
My Aunt Tucker, My Aunt Sal 

Lives way down in Shinbonal- (?)- 
ITarae'E on the gate and nLiiriber on the door 

TSext house opposite the grocery store 

Chorus — 
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In come Sally with the booties on 
Whack your bones, Jimmy crack horn 

In come Sally with the booties on 

2 

My Aunt Sal is big and fat 

Her face is as black as my old hat 

Her eyes stick out and her nose sticks in 
And her linder lip hangs-%€-her chi6 

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MTEER*S SOmS 

AS I MS GOIITG OVER TIPEERAEY ^DUlfmiir 



1 

As I was going over Tipperary Moxmtain 

I met Captain Evans and Ms money he was counting 

Boldly I stepped up to him-I would be brisk and jolly 
Stand and deliver for I am a bold deceiver 

Chorus 

Singing rowdy, dowdy, dow 

■Row,dow, de, dowdy 
Row, dow, de, dow, de, dow 

There's whiskey in the jar 

2 

It was handed over- It was .no foolish penny 

I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Molly 

The last words she said to me she never would deceive ma 
But the divil's in the women for they nevav can b6 aisy 

---^-Chorus:- 

3 

Early the next morning, between six and seven 

A strong guard surrotinded me, beside it Captain Evans 

I jumped for my pistols but. Oh Faith, I was mistaken 

They were both filled with water and to prison I was taken 

Chorus :- 

4 

They took me to a prison where the sentry he was calling 
They took me to a prison where the turnkey was a-bawling 

Oh, with an iron ball my boys I knocked the sentry down 
And I made ray escape into Liverpool town 

Chorus :- 

5 
I have two brothers, they're both in the army 

One's in Cork and the other's in Killarney 
If I had them here tonight I would be brisk and jolly 

I would rather have them here tonight than you dedeitful Molly 

-Chorus: - 

REUBEN , REHBEH, I'VE BEM THIIJi KIirg 

1 

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking 

What a fine world this would be 
If the men were all transported 

Par beyond the Northern Sea 

2 
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If the men should take that trip 
All the women in creation 

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♦Twas early, early, in the spring 
I shipped abroad to serve my King 

To leave my dearest love behind 

Oft-times she'd said her heart was mine 



2 

As I was sailing o'er the sea 
I took each fair opportunity 

To write a letter to my dear 
TTot one word from her did I hear 



3 

At length I came to fier father's house 
I gave a rap and aloud did call 

Her father made me this reply 

My daughter's married more equally 



4 

My daughter's iiarried, kind sir, you know 
My. daughter's married long time ago 

My daughter's married for the term of life 
Go you, young man, seek another wife 



5 

Curse "be on gold and on silver, too 

Curse be on the girl that won't prove true 

Curse "be on the girl that will promise me 
Then forsake her vows for such richery 



6 

I'orevermore I do intend 

The briny ocean to be my friend 
I'll sail the seas till the day I die 

I'll split the waves that roll mountains high 



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EATHETR'S SOlSrGS 

THE FATED KEM IME 



1 
Come ye "hold searnen, pray now attend 

To read these few lines that have lately been penned 
Concerning the dangers of the salt sea 
And the sad destruction of the Eena Lee 

__.^_0h, the fated Rena Lee J 



2 

Seven hundred and seventy "bold seamen had we 
And ninety brass cannon to "bear us company 

And as we were a sailing to our sad surprise 
A most terrible storm did begin to arise 

Oh, the fated Rena Lee J 



3 

The waves looked like fire and rolled mountains high 
While over the rigging the salt seas did fly 

Bear away, said our captain, and do the best you can 
For if the storm increases, we're lost, every man 

-Oh, the fated "Rena LeeJ 

4 

A few moments later, to our sad shock 

Our good ship, the "Rena Lee, she struck upon a rock 
Had you heart like a Turk, I am sure you'd lament 

To have heard the sighs and groans as to bottom she went 

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FATHER'S SOITGS 

THE SIFKIITg OF THE ""ROYAL GEORGE" 

(This song yma a favorite of Grandfather and Grandmother) - 
(Crockett and is aaiong Mother's earliest recollections* ) 
(It is the poem written 'by William Cowper, commemorating) 
(the sinking of the British frigate "Royal George", near) 
(London, on August 29, 1782--It was in the harbor of ) 

(Portsmouth. Besides the crew of 800 men there were 300) 
(women and children on "board at the time. Only 200 were 
(saved. The plan to raise the ship was not a success. ) 
(The wreck was. finally "blown up more than fifty years later)- 

1 

Toll for the "brave 

The "brave that are no more 
All sunk "beneath the wave 
. Past "by their native shore 

2 

Eight hundred of the "brave 

"Whose courage well was tried 
Had made the vessel heel 

And laid her on her side 

3 

It was not in the "battle 

Ho tempest gave the shock 
She sprang no fatal leak 

She ran upon no rock 

4 
His sT/ord was in its sheath 

His fingers held the pen 
When Kempenfeldt went down 

With twice fo^lr hundred roBn 

5 

Kempenfeldt is gone 

His victories all are o*er 
And he and his eight hundred 

Shall plough the wave no more 

6 

Help weigh the vessel up 

Once dreaded 'oy our foes 
And mingle with the cup 

The tear that England owes 

7 

Her tim"bers yet are sound 

And she may float again 
Pull- charged with England's thunder 

And plough the raging main 



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12 

PATH ETR'S SO^GS 

AITDBIT^ HOSE 
(This song used to "be a favorite of George A. Sowen)' 



1 
Young Andrew Rose, the British sailor 

His thoughts to you I will now name 
Whilst on the passage from Barbadoes 

Whilst on "board of the I^rtha Jane 



Chorus 

Wasn't that most cruel usage 

Without a friend to interpose 
How they whipped and mangled, gagged and strangled 

The British sailor, young Andrew Hose 



2 

* Twas up aloft the captain sent him 
Direct "beneath the "burning sun 

Whilst the mate he followed after 

And flogged him till the "blood did' run 

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3 

Next in a water- cask they put him 

Per seven long days they kept him there 

At last poor Andrew "begged for mercy 
The captain swore and left him there 

Chorus :- 



4 

The captain gave him stuff to swallow 
Such stuff to you I will not name 

When all the crew were sick with horror 
While on "board the la^rtha Jane 

Chorus:- 



5 

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When into Liverpool they did arrive 

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Said Captain Hogers, you must die ' 

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EATHEE 'S SpiJfGS 

POLLY 

1 i 

John has come from Ireland, Johnny* s come from sea 
He "brought his ship and cargo across the raging sea 

But you* re welcome home, my Johnny, 3rou're welcome home from s£Et, 
For last night my daughter Polly lay dreaming of thee 



2 

What luck? What luck? 0, very poor, said he 

We lost our ship and cargo all on the raging sea 

But call down your daughter Polly and sit her down "by me 
And we* 11 drown this melancholy and liappy we will "be 



3 

^ daughter she is absent and she is gone away 

And were she at home. Jack, she would not let you stay 

IPor she is very rich. Jack, and you are very poor 
And without this companion you're turned out of door 



4 

Jack looked up-He looked on them all 

Be looked on. the landlady and beckoning he did call 
Oh, there's twenty shillings of the old and thirty of the new 

And Jack he pulled out his two hands full of gold 



5 

The sight of the money made the old lady rue 

' She said, my daughter Polly shall quickly come to you 

You thought I was in earnest, I declare I was in jest 

Por of all the roving sailor boys, my Johnny I love test 



6 
Before I'd stay within your house I'd stay out in the street 

Por when I had no money my lodgings I might seek 
But now I have got mo^ey I will make the taverns whirl 

With a bottle of good brandy and on my knee a girl 



5-1/2 

In came Polly with a smile on her face 

She kissed him and gave him a hearty embrace 

Saying:- The beet room is enipty and you shall sit with me 
And I will marry you. Jack, and you shall marry me 



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14 

FATHER'S SO]!rGS 



YB PARLIAJ /EITT 0? EEGLAJB 
- (During The War 'of 1812)- 

1 

Ye Parliament of England 

You Lords and Commons, too 
Consider well what you* re alaout 
' And what you mean to do 
You* re now at war with Yankees 
I'm sure you'll rue the day 
You roused the Sons of Liberty 
.In North America 

2 

You first confined oior commerce 

And said our ships sha'n't trade 
You next impressed our seamen 
' And of them slaves you made 
You then insulted Hogers 

While cruising on the main 
And had we not declared a war 

You'd do it o'er again 

3 

You thought our frigates were Taut few 

And Yankees could not fight 
Until brave Hull the Guerriere took 

And banished from your sight 
The Wasp then took the Frolic 

You nothing said to that 
The Poictiers being on the line 

Of course she took her back 

4 
The next, your Macedonian, 

No finer ship could swim 
Decatur took her gilt work off 

And then he sent her in 
The Java by a Yankee ship 

Was sunk, you all must know 
The Peacock, fine in all her plumes 

By Lawrence down did go 

5 
Then next you sent yotir Boxer 

To box us all about 
But we'd an Enterprising brig 

That beat your Boxer out 
We boxed her up to Portland 

And moored her off the town 
To show the Sons of Liberty 

The Boxer of renown 

6 

And then upon Lake Erie 

Brave Perry had some fun 
You own he beat your naval force 

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YE PA HLIA MEl^T OF EITGI AIID cont'd 

-TSuring the War of 1812 r-* 
(•?Pane of John Anderson. My Jo, John) - 

Whilst Chauncy on Ontario 

The lake not known before 
Your British squadron "beat complete 

Some took, some ran ashore 

7 

The your brave Indian Allies 

You styled them by that name 
Until you txirned their tomahawks 

And savages became 
Por your mean insinuations 

They despised you from their souls 
And joined the Sons of Liberty 

That scorned to be controlled 

8 

Our "Rogers in the "President" 

Will burn, sink and destroy 
The "Congress" on the Brazil coast 

Your commerce will annoy 
The "Essex" in the south seas 

Will put out all your lights 
The flag that waves at her mast-head 

Is free trade and sailors' rightd 

9 
Lament, you sons of Britain 

For distant is the day 
When you'll regain by British force 

What you lost in America 
Go tell your King and Parliament 

By all the world 'tis known 
That British force by sea and land 

By Yankees is overthrown 

10 

Use every endeavor 

And strive to make a peace 
For Yankee ships are building fast 

Our navy to increase 
They will enforce our commerce 

These laws by Heaven v/ere made 
That Yankee ships in time of peace 

In any port should trade 

11 

Grant us free trade and commerce 

Do not impress our men 
Give up all claims to Canada 

Then we'll have peace again 
Then England, we'll respect you 

And treat you as a friend 
Bespect our flag and citizens 

Then all these wars will end 



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16 

FATHER'S SGISGS 

THESE WAS AN OLD C0UP3J: AED TEEY WEEE POOR 



1 
There was an old couple and they were poor 

Whack, fol, Ciddle , dol, day 
There was an old couple and they were poor 

They lived in a house thjat had "but one door 
And a poor old couple were they 

And a poor old couple were they 



2 

One night the old iran went far from home 

Whack, fol, fiddle, dol, day 
One night the old rran went far from home 

And left the old wowan to sleep all alone 
And a poor old critter was she — 

And a poor old critter was she 



3 

The old nan he came "back at last 
Whack, fol, fiddle, dol, day 

The old n-an he came tack at last 
He went to the door and it was fast 

Oh, what's the matter, cried he 

Oh, what's the iratter, cried he- 



4 

Oh, I've teen sick while you've "been gone 

Whack, fol, fiddle, dol, day 
Oh, I've "been sick while you've "been gone 

If you'd been here you'd heard me groan 
Oh, poor old critter, cried he 

Oh, poor old critter, cried he 



5 
There's one thing more I ask of thee 

Whack, fol, fiddle, dol, day 
There's one thing more I ask of thee 

Go "bring me an apple from yonder tree 
And that I will, cried he--- 

And that I will, cried he 



6 

As the old iran he shinned up the tree 

Whack, fol, fiddle, dol, day 
As the old man he shinned up the tree 

The priest of the parish he stood near "by 
And that's well done, cried he 

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MTEER'S SCTGS 

THE OLD GEAY MBE 



1 
Oh, my jollj'- shepherd, have you seen a roan a-rading 

On an old gray mare and a "boh- tailed mare . 
I'm siire I can't "be far behind him 

And I am resolved ncv; for to find him 



2 
Oh, yes, said the shepherd, I saw a ma-n a-riding 

On an old gray mare and a boh- tailed n^re 
And a,way he went into the air 

And I see him yet, and I see him yet 



5 

The old man began to stamp and to stare 
Saying, you are beside yo^xr wits 

ZoundsJ said he, I see him yet 

And I see him yet, and I see hd.m yet 



4 
The old man began to rub his eyes 

And at length he began to see more clear 
In jronder cloud is my old gray ma,re 

"For I see her tail a- waving through the air- 
Come backJ Come backi Come back, my friend 

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mTEETR^s soms 

IAHHIGAU»S BAIL 



1 

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He "bartered away till he hadn't a pound 
His father he died and made him a man again 

With a very fine farm with ten acres of ground 
He gave a large party to all his relations 

Who stood "by his side when he went to the wall 
Now if you'll hut listen I'll make yotir eyes glisten 

With the rows and the ructions at Lannigan' s Ball 



2 

' Twas meself had free invitations 

For all the boys and girls I might ask 
In less than five minutes I'd friends and relations 

Dancing as merry as "bees 'round a cask 
There was Jennie O'Hara-a neat little milliner 

Tipped me a wink and asked me to call 
And then we arrived at Tim O'Pinnegan's 

Just in time for Lannigan' s Ball 



3 
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Around the room in a gay whirl- i- gig 
But Jinnie and I put a stop to their nonsense 

We gave them a hit of a nate Irish jig 
Oh, LordJ wasn't she fond of me 

We "battered the floor till the ceiling did fall 
For I'd spent three weeks at Brooks' Academy 

Learning a step for Lannigan' s Ball 



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FATHER 'S SOHGS 

VAUDY'S WEDDING 



1 
Ho'AT would you hear what roaring cheer 

Went up ajr Paddy's wedding. Oh 
And how so gay they spent the day 

Prom chiirch unto the tedding. Oh 
First, "book in hand, came Father Quipes 

The trlde's daddy, the "baillie. Oh 
While all the time the merry pipes 

Struck up the tune so gails'-. Oh 

ChoruS' — 
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Tid-der-i-uiii-uE>-derry,Oh 
Tid-der-i-I, Tid-der-i«=I 

Whack for Londonderry, Oh 



2 

Now there was Ifet and sturdy Pat 

And luary l/Iorgan Marphy, Oh 
And liiiirdock I;fegs and Thurlcw Skeggs 

McLaughlin and Dick Durphy, Oh 
And all the girls "dressed out in white 

Led on "by Ted O'Reilly, Oh 
While all the time the merry pipes 

Struck up the tune so gaily, Oh--- 

Chorus:- 



3 

When Pat was asked would his love last 

The people all roared with laughter. Oh 
Ochi SureJ says Pat, you may say that 

To the ind of the world and after. Oh 
Then tinder Ij' her hand he griped 

And kissed it so gin- tale- Tj^ Oh 
While all the time the merry pipes 

Struck up the tune so gaily. Oh 

— ---Chorus:-, 



4 

And then at night it were a delight 

To see them all dancing and prancing. Oh 
A fancy tall were nothing at all 

Compared with the style of "their dancing. Oh 
And then to hear old Father Qui pes 

Beat time with his shillalah. Oh 
While all the time the merry pipes 

Struck up the tune so gaily, Oh--- 

'--Chorus:-- 



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PIEH EGAIir'S mKE 

1 
Tim Pinnegan lived in Walker Street 

A gintleiran Irishman, mighty odd 
With a "beautiful "brogue so rich and sweet 

And to the 'rise of the world he carried a hod 
But he liad a sort of a tippling way 

With a love for liquor Tim was "born 
And to help him through his work each day 

He took a tip at the craythur every mom 

Chorus 

Wliacki Arrahi Bloodhounds, I*ve sold you 

Welt the floori Your trotters shake 
Isn't this the truth I've told you 

Lots of fun at Pinnegan's Wake 

2 

One mjorning Tim. got rather full 

His head felt heavy and it made him shake 
He fell from a la.dder and broke his skull 

They carried Mm home his corpse to wake 
They wrapped him up in a nice clean sheet 

,And laid him out upon a "bed 
With fourteen candles 'round Ms feet 

And a couple of dozen 'round Ms head 

-----Clicrus:- 
3 
His friends assembled at the wake 

Mrs. Pinnegan called out for the lunch 
First they laid Mm tea and cake 

Pipe and to"baoco and v/Mskey punch 
Then Mrs. O'Brien "began to cry 

Such a pretty corpse, did you ever see 
Ah, now, Pat, why did you die 

Oh, wMst your go'b, said Biddy McG6e 

Chorus:- 

4 
Then Mrs. O'Connell took up the jar 

Uow, Biddy, says she, you're wrong, I'm sure 
But Biddy she Mt her a welt in the jaw 

And laid her sprawling on the floor 
Then in a war they did engage 

' Twas woman to woman and man to man 
SMllalah law was all the rage 

And the "bloody eruption soon "began' 

Cliorus:- 

5 
Then Tim O'Connell rising up 

"When a gallon of wMskey flev/ at Mm 
But it missed Ms head and "broke the jug 

And the contents scattered over Tim 
Good Lordl He revives! See how he rises 

And Timothy rising from the "bed 
And "blustering all around like "blazes 

Bad cess to your soulsi Do you tMftk I'm dead-- 

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21 

MTHEE'S SOISGS 

A BOLLIITG STOIilE GATHETRS H O MOSS, 

1 
Since times are so hard I tell you, sweetheart 

I've a mind to leave niy plough and my cart 
And away to Wisconsin a Journey to go 

To doutle my fortune, as other men do 

Por here I must la"bor each day in the field 

And the winter consumes all the summer doth yield 

2 

Oh, Collins, I've noticed your sorrowful heart 

Too long you've neglected your plough and your cart 

Your hogs, sheep and cattle at random have run 

While your test Sunday jacket is every day worn--- 

So stay on your farm and you'll suffer no loss 

For a stone that keeps rolling will gather no moss 

3 

Oh, wife, let us go and don't let us wait 

I long to he going- Ilong to he great 
Where you like some lady and who knows hut that I 

May make some rich lord "before I die — - 
Por here I must lahor each day in the field 

And the winter consumes all the summer doth yield 

4 

Oh, Collins, you know that land is not clear 
Which will cost you the lahor of many a year 

There are hogs, sheep and cattle and all to "buy 

You'll no more than get ready "before you will die— - 

So stay on your farm and you'll suffer no loss 

For a stone that keeps rolling will gather no moss 

5 
Oh, wife, let us go and don't let us stay 

I have money on hand all ready to pay 
The hogs, sheep and cattle are not very dear 

We can feast upon "buffalo half of the year--- 
For here I must labor each day in the field 

And the winter consumes all the summer doth yield 

6 
Oh, Collins, you know that land of delight 

Is surrounded hy Indians who murder at night 
Your hous« and out- "buildings they'll hurn to the ground 

While your wife and poor children lie mangled around-- 
So stay on your farm and you'll suffer no loss 

^or a stone that keeps rolling will gather no moss 

7 

Oh, wife, don't talk so, you grieve m;7 heart sore 
I never once thought of your dying "before 

I love m^ dear children although they are small 
But you, my dear wife, I love "better than all 

So we'll stay on our farm and we'll suffer no loss 
For a stone that keeps rolling will gather no moss 






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A SOm OP »49 



We^ll form ourselves for we're all well manned 
And journey on to the promised land 

Por the gold is there- a plenty in store 
On the "banks of the Sacramento shore 



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Young and old, young and old 
We'll come home with a "bag of gold 

A hag of gold, a hag of gold 
We'll come home v/ith a hag of gold 

Prom Cal-i-for-nia 



As we roam o'er th^ dark sea foam 

We'll not forget kind friends at home 

l/femory kind will "bring to mind 

Thoughts of those we've left hehJ.nd 

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I'll cone hack again hye and hye 

We'll cross over to the other shore 

And fill our pockets with the shining ore- 

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THE GIRL I OlFT BEHIED m 



I*m lonelj'- since I crodsed the sea 

¥y mind is never aisy 
No mortal soul can give relief 

In troth, I*m getting craisy 
The "bxirning tears roll dO'Aoi my cheeks 

And PaithI they nearljr "blind me 
I/weep and sigh "both day and night 

Por the girl I left tehind me 



A pretty lass, I courted long 

She lives in Tipperary 
Her eyes are like the diamonds "bright 

And they call her dark- eyed liiary 
On a summer's night I took delight 

Her "beauty so inclined me 
Ten thousand crowns I*d give to see 

The girl I left "behind me 



3 

In distant lands compelled to roam 

Yet often think of Ii/lary 
The dark-ej'-ed lass that won my heart 

And lives in Tipperary 
In foreign lands I weep and sigh 

Without a friend to mind me 
Bad luck unto the ship that sailed 

And left the girl behind me 



4 

If e*er I land on Erin's shore 

I'll haste to Tipperary 
And there once more I will embrace 

Ity lovel3'- "black-eyed Mary 
With her I'll dwell while life sMll last 

She'd roam the world to find me 
Prom her I ' 11 never more depart 

The girl I left "behind me 



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FATHER'S SOIGS 



LOKD LOVEIX 
(This was Kiuch sung "by Grandmothers Crockett and Kneeland)- 



1 
Lord Lovell, he stood at his castle gate 

Combing his M Ik- white steed 
When up carne Lady Nancy Belle 

To wish her lover God- speed 

To v-dsh her lover God- speed 



Where are you going. Lord Lovell, she said 
Oh, where are you going, said she 

I'm going, my Lady ITancy Belle 
Strange cotin tries for to see 

Strange countries for to see 



When will you "be "back. Lord Lovell, she said 
Oh, when will you come "back, said she 

In a year or two, or three at the most 
I'll return to my fair ITancy 

I'll return to my fair ISTancy 



But he had not heen gone a year and a day 

Strange countries for to see 
When languishing thoughts came into his head 

Ladj^ Fancy Belle he would go see — 
Lady Hancy Belle he would go see 



So he rode and he rode on his milk-white steed 

Till he came to London town 
And there he heard Saint Pancras' "bells 

And the people all mourning 'round 

And the people all mouiming 'round 



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Oh, what is the matter, said he 

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And some call her Lady ITancy--- 

And some call ?ier Lady ISTancy  



So he ordered the grave to he opened wide 
And the sliroud he turned down 

And there he kissed her clay- cold lips 
Till the tears came trickling down 

Till the tears canB trickling down 



8 

Lady Uancy, she died as it might he today 
Lord Love 11, he died as tomorrow 

Lady ¥ancy, she died out of pure, pure grief 
Lord Lovell, he died out of sorrow--- 

Lord Love 11, he died out of sorrow - 



Lady lancy was laid in St. Pancras' Church 
Lord Lovell was laid in the choir 

And out of her %rosom there grev/ a red rose 
And out of her lover's a "brier-"" 

And out of her lover's a trier 



10 

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And then they could grow no higher 
So there they entvdned in a true lovers* knot 

For all lovers true to admire- -- 
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FATHER'S SONGS 

JOim AKDEESOir, MY JO 



(The following verses do not altogether agree with those giv-) 

(en in the books tut they are as lather sings them and, I ) 

(think, as his father sang them before hdm. I have not at- ) 
(tempted to write them in the Scotch dialect* ) 

(Only the last two verses were written by Robert Burns. ) 

' 1 

Jolin Anderso^, my jo, John 

When Fature first began 
To try her canny hand, John 

Her master- work was man 
And you among them all, John 

So trig from top to toe 
She did no journey work with you 

John Anderson, my jo 



2 

John Anderson, my jo, John 

You were my first conceit 
I think no shame to say, John 

I loved you ear* and late 
They say you're getting old, John 

But e'en though that be so 
You're aye the same good man to me 

John Anderson, my jo 



3 

John Anderson, my jo, John 

When we were first acquaint 
Your locks were like the raven 

Your bonny brow was brent' 
But now your brow is bald, John 

Your locks are like the snow 
But blessings on your frosty pow 

John Anderson, my jo 



4 

John Anderson, my jo, John 

We've climbed the hill together 
And many a canty day, John 

We've had with one another 
Ifow we must totter down, John 

But hand in hand we • 11 go 
And sleep together at the foot 

John Anderson, ray jo 



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EATEER'S SONG S 

A CSAIil PAIGl SOFG OF 1856 

(This is the last of the songs at present at hand which were)« 
(sung by Grandfather Kneeland. As will be seen, it was )^ 
( Sling during the Buchanan- Premont campaign when Eremont was ) 
(the first nouiinee of the. newly (then) organized Republican ) 
(Party for President. Grandfather died on Oct. 7, 1860. ) 

1 
Come vote for me, Buchanan says 

Oh, come and vote for me 
• Twould be so very charndng 

The President to be 
I am exceeding fortunate 

To have no cumbering wife 
Yet to confess the truth, my friends 

I lead a lonely life 

Pirst Chorus--- 
So vote for Buchanan 

Vote for Buchanan 
Think of Buchanan 

As the President, I pray 



Then laborers for ten cents a day 

Must till your acres broad 
ISTow with these noble sentiments 

I think you do accord 

1st Chorus:- 

3 
I thank you, old Buchanan 

I*m not inclined that way 
So now this long preamble 

Is for nothing thrcwn away 
Ho doubt 'twould make you happy 

In the White House to recline 
But if you ever do get there 

* Twill be by no act of mine 

Second Chorus — - 
But to think of Buchanan 

That old bach, Buchanan 
Or to vote for Buchanan — 

* Twould be shocking to my pride 

4 

Premont is very liberal 

I think ;;ou are aware 
He* 11 give you peace and liberty 

With bondage dearer far 

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?ATBER*S SOliTGS 

A CAMP AIGN S OITG 07 1856 -(cont*d)> ^ 



Although he*s not so aged as you 

Election Day will tell 
That he is far more preferable — 

Buchanan, fare- you- well • • 

Final Chorus — - 

Tlien, Hurrah for rremontJ 
" Three cheers for Premontl 
John Charles Fremont 

The President shall "be — - 
So clear the track, Buchanan 

Fremont's the man for me 



(Father cannot remember the first four lines of the second 
(verse at present so, after waiting several days, I have 
(left them hlank. Father says that his father, who had 

(■faeen a life- long Democrat, wa.s one of those who, tiring of 
(its*policies, v/ent over to the Eeputlican Party upon its 
(organization and voted for Fremont. F. E. K. 8/17/lfi. 



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FATHER'S SGITCtS 

AWAY DOWN SOUTH WHEHE THE WAE FIRST BEGAIT 



1 
Away down South whei'e the War first "began 

* Tvms dovm at Port Sumter under lajor Anderson 
He stood "by the flag vrf.th a heart "brave and true 

He fought like a nan for the Red, White and Blue 

Choriis--" 

Then hoist up the flag and long may it wave 

Over the Union, her honor to save 
Hoist up the flag and long niay it wave 

Over the Union, "boys, the home of the "brave 



2 
There where Secession first started the War 

They shot do'jvn our soldiers in the streets of Baltimore 
Ellsworth was slain as he tore down the rag 
. The Rebels had raised as a Jeff Davis flag 

Chorus:- 



3 

Away down at Norfolk we drove the foe hack 

We fought seven hours with the great "Merrimac" 

Our little "Monitor" went "bohbing around 

She drove her about till she ran her aground 
Chcrus:- 



4 

Hext on an Island they called Roanoke 

Our hoys had a battle and they raised a big smoke 
Our boys fought away to the Rebs great surprise 

They all ran away after Governor Wise 

-„^,, Chorus :- 



5 

Old England's been trying to kick up a fuss 

She'd better stay at home and not interfere with us 

For if she comes to fight she will find it no fun 
She'll get what she got from General Washington 

--Chorus:- 



6 
Our troops are the finest the world ever saw 

Our men are the finest that ever went to war 
Our land is the best v>rherever you may go 

The boys they are fast and the girls are not slow 

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29 

FATHER'S SOHGS 

BOWU WHERE THE PATRIOT ARIVIY 



1 

Do'jm where the Patriot Army near Potomac's side 

(iT;iards the glorious cause of Preedom, gallant Ellsworth died 

Brave was the notle Chieftain, at his country's call 
Hastened to the field of tattle and was first to fall 

Chorus- -- 
Strike, FreenenJ for the Union 

Sheathe your swords no more 
While in arms remains a traitor 

On Columbia's shore 



2 

Entering the traitor city with his soldiers true 

Leading on the Zouave column, fixed "became his view 

See that Rebel Flag is floating o'er yon "building tall 
Boys, said he, his dark eyes glistenir^ 

Boys, that flag must fall 

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3 

Quickly'- from its proud position that base rag was torn 

Trampled 'neath the feet of Freemen, circling Ellsworth's form 

See him "bear it down the landing, past the traitor's door 
Hear him groan- -Oh, GodJ they've shot himi Ellsworth is no 

-■ Chorus:- more 



4 
Eirst to fall, our youthful martyr, hapless was thy fate 

Hasten we as thine avengers from thy native State 
Speed we on from town and city, not for v/ealth nor fame 
But "because we love the Union and our Ellsworth's name 
-CJiorus:- 



5 

Traitors* hands sha.ll never sunder that for which you died 
Hear the oaths otir lips now utter, thou, our Nation's pride 

By our hope of yon bright Heaven, By the ls.nd we love 
By the God who reigns above us, we'll avenge 'thy blood 

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30 

PA THEE *s soiras 



THE BATTLE CBY OJ FREEDOM 



Yes, we'll rally round the flag, toys, we'll rally once again 

Shouting the "battle cry of IVeedom 
We will rally from the hillside, we'll gather from the plain 

Shouting the "battle cry of freedom 

Chorus 

The Union forever J Hurrah "boys, HurrahJ 

Do'jvn v/ith the traitor J Up with the star J 
While we rally 'round the flag, "boys, rally once again 

Shouting the "battle cry of Freedom 



We are springing to the call of our "brothers gone before 

Shouting the "battle cry of Freedom 
And we'll fill the vacant ranks with a million freemen more 

Shouting the "battle cry of Freedom 

.C?iOrus:- 



We will welcome to our numbers the loyal true and "brave 

Shouting the tattle cry of Freedom 
And although they may "be poor, not a man shall "be a slave 

Shouting the "battle cry of Freedom 

_„_„_Chcrus:- 



4 

So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West 

Shouting the battle cry of Freedom 
And we'll hurl the re"bel crew from the land we love the "best 

Shouting the battle cry of Freedom 

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31 

7A THEIR 'S SONGS 

WmE JOH OTIY COl ' IES mECHH TG HOME 

1 
When Johimy comes marching home again, HiirrahJ Hiirrah 

We'll give him a hearty welcome then, HurrahJ Hurrah 
The men will cheer, the "boys will shout 
The ladies they will all turn out 

And we* 11 all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home 

2 

The old church hell will peal with joy. Hurrah^ Hxirrah 

Tb welcome home our darling hoy, HurrahJ Hurrah 
The village lade and lassies gay, SEfcfcteJOfaxKKxiiasy 

With roses they will strew the way 
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marcliing home 

3 

Get ready for the Jubilee, HxirrahJ Hurrah 

We'll give the hero three times tliree, HurrahJ Hurrah 

The laxzrel wreath is ready now 
To place upon his loyal brow 

And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home 



TRAMPJ TRA M>J TRAI^PJ THE BOYS ARE MAPCHIIFG 

In the prison cell I sit, thinking. Mother dear, of you 

And our "bright and happy home so far away 
And the tears they fill my eyes, spite of all that I can do 

Though I try to cheer my comrades and "be gay 

Chorus 

TrampJ TrampJ TrampJ the hoys are marching 

Cheer up, comrades, they will come 
And beneath the starry flag, we shall "breathe the air again 

Of the free land in otir own beloved home 

2 

In the battle front we stood when their fiercest charge they 
And they swept us off a hundred men or more made 

But before we reached their lines, they were beaten back, dis- 
And we heard the cry of vict'ry o'er and o'er mayed 

C?icrus:- 

3 

So, within the prison cell, we are waiting for the day 

That shall come to open v/ide the iron door 
And the hollow eye grows bright, and the poor heart almost gay 

As we think of seeing home and friends once ihore 

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32 

MTH EIR^S SOHGS 

MIRCHIFG THROUGH GEORGIA 



Bring the gcod old "bugle, toys J we'll sing another song 
Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along 

Sing it as we used to sing it, fifty thousand strong 
While we were marching through Georgia 

Chorus--- 
HurrahJ Hurrahi we "bring the Ju"bileeJ 

Hurrahi Hurrahi the flag that inakes you free J 
So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea 

While we were narching through Georgia 



How the darkeys shouted when they heard the joyful sound 
How the turkeys go'b'bled that ovr commissary found 

How the sweet potatoes even started from the groimd 
While we were marching through Georgia 

Chcrus:- 



3 

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When they saw the honor 'd flag they had not seen for years 

Hardly could they "be restrained from breaking forth in cheers 
While we were marching through Georgia ' 

Chicrus:- 



4 

Sherman's dashing Yankee "boys will never reach the coast 
So the saucy re"bels said, and 'twas a handsome "boast 

Had they not forgot, alasJ to reckon with their host 
While we were marching through Georgia ' 

--Clicrus:- 



So we made a thoroughfare for Freedom and her train 
Sixty miles in latitude, three hundred to the main 

Treason fled "before us, for resistance was in vain 
While we were marching through Georgia 

— --Chorus:- 



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33 

FATHER'S SONGS 



SHERKAN'S LARCH TO THE SEA 



1 
Oxir camp-fires shone "bright on the mountains 

That fromied on the river below 
As we stood by our guns in the morning 

And eagerly watched for the foe 
When a rider rode out from the darlaiess 

That hung over river and tree 
And shouted, Boys, Up J and be ready 

For Sherman will march to the sea 



2 

Then cheer upon cheer for bold Sherman 

Went up from each valley and glen 
And the bugles re-echoed the chorus 

That came from the lips of the men 
Por we knew th^t the stars on our banner 

More bright in their splendor would be 
And that blessings from ISTorthland would greet us 

When Sherman marched down to the sea 



3 

Then forward, boys J forward to glory 

We marched on our wearisome way 
We stormed the wild hills of Resaca 

God bless those who fell on that day 
But we paused not to weep for the fallen 

Who slept by each river and tree 
Yet we twined them a wreath of the laxirel 

As Sherman marched down to the sea 



4 
Still onward we pressed till our banners 

Swept out through Atlanta's grim walls 
And the blood of the Patriot dampens 

The soil where .the traitors* flag falls 
Then Kennesaw, dark in its glory 

Frowned down on the Flag of the Free 
But the East and the West bore our standards 

So Sherman marched dO'Jim to the sea 



5 

Proud, proud was our Army that morning 

That stood where the pine proudly towers 
When Sherman said, Boysl you are weary 

This day fair Savannah is ours 
Then sang we a song for our Chieftain 

That echoed o'er river and lea 
And the stars on our banner shone brighter 

When Sherman marched down to the sea 

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34 

7ATHEE»S SCmS 

THE EAI3ED COAT OP BLUE 



My brave lad, he sleeps in Ms faded coat of "blue 

In a lonely grave unknown lies the heart that beat so 
Hb sank faint and hungry ainong the famished brave true 

-Ji.nd they laid him sad and lonely within his nameless 

grave 



Chorus 

No more the bugle calls the weary one 

■Rest, noble spirit, in thy grave unknown 
I'll find you, and know you, among the good and true 

When a robe of white is given for the faded coat of blue 



He cried, give me water and just a little crumb 
And my mother she will bless you thro* all the years to 

And tell "my sweet sister, so gentle, good and true, come 
That 1*11 meet her up in Heaven, in my faded coat of blue 

Chorus:- 



Long, long years have vanished, and though he comes no more 
Yet my heart will startling beat with each foot-fall at 

I gaze o'er the hill where he waved a l©-st adieu, -my door 
But no gallant lad I see in his faded coat of blue 

Chorus:- 



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35 

FATKBTR'S SOHGS 

JUST EEFOKE 11M B ATTUE, liiP THErR 

1 

Just before the "battle, mother, I am thinking most of you 

While upon the field we're watching, with the enem;7 in view 
Comrades "brave are 'round me lying, filled with thoughts of home 
For well they know that on the morrow some will sleep/ and God 

beneath the sod 

Chorus 

Farewell, mother, you may never, you may never, mother 

Press me to your heart again 
But Oh, jrou'll not forget me, mother, you will not forget me 

If I'm numbered with the slain 

2 
HarkJ I hear the bugles sounding, ' Tis the signal for the fight 

Uow may God protect us, mother, as he ever does the right 
Hear the battle-cr;/ of "Freedom", How it swells upon the air 
Oh, yes, we'll rally round the standard, or 7/e'll parish nobly 

' Chorus : - /there 



Break it gently to my mother 

1 
See J Ete the sun sinks behdnd these hills 

Ere darkness the earth doth cover 
You will lay me lew in the cold dair^ ground 

Break it gently to my mother 

Chorus 

Good-bye, my mother, ever dear 

Sister, you loved your brother 
Comrades, I take a last farewell 

Break it gently to my mother 

2 

My sister, playmate of boyhood years 

Will lament her fallen brother 
She must try to soothe her parents woe 

Break it gently*- to my mother 

Chorus :- 

3 

Oh, say that in battle I nobly died 
For Right and our country's Honor 

Like the reapers grain fell the leaden rain 
Yet God saved our Starry Banner 

— --'Chorus:- 



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FATH EB'S SCTGS 

THE DYIIG SO UIER 

1 
The sun was sinking in the west tut fell with lingering rays 

Thro' the "branches of a forest where a dying soldier lay 
In the shade of the palmetto, 'neath a sultry southern sky 

Far from his loved ¥ew England home they laid him down to die 

2 
a/ group had gathered round him, his comrades in the fight 

And the tears rolled down each manly cheek as they said their 
one, a dear friend and companion was Imeeling /last goodnight 
Trying to stay the life tlood's flew / ty his side 

Aut alas J in vain he 
3 /tried 

And Me heart filled with deep anguish as he saw that it wap 

And upon his loved companion the tears fell down like /vain 
Harry, spoke the dying soldier, Eferry, weep no more /rain 
I am crossing the dark river, but beyond they all/for me 

/are free 
« 
Listen, comrades, gather round me, listen to the words I say 
I've a story I would tell you ere my soul* shall pass away 
Far away in dear Few England, in the old Pine Tree State 

There is one who for my coming with a saddened heart will wait 

5 
A fair young girl, my sister, my blessing and my pride 
lily love and care from boyhood for I had none beside 
I've no mother, she is sleeping beneath the chtirchyard sod 
It is many, many years since her spirit went to God 

6 
I've no father, he is sleeping beneath the cold dark sea 

I've no brothers, I've no sisters, there was onlj"" Nell and me 
I have loved her as a brother and with a father's care 

I have tried from grief and sorrow her gentle heart to spare 

7 

When our country was in danger and they called for volunteers 

She threw her arms around me and bxor sting into tears 
Whispered, go, my darling brother, drive the traitors from our 

/shore 
Though my heart will need thy presence, thy country needs 

/thee mere 
8 
And tho' my heart seems breaking I will not bid thee stay 

But here in our &a.d homestead I will wait thee day by day 
ITow my brothers, I a.m dying, I shall never see her more 
She will vainlj"- wait my coming at the little cottage door 

9 

Listen, comrades, stand up nearer, listen to my dying prayer 
Who will be to her a brother, shield her with a father's care 

Then the soldiers spoke together, like one voice it seemed to 
She shall be to us a sister, we'll protect her one and /fall 

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FATHER'S SCKGS 



THE EYIITG SOLDIER— - (cont'd)- 

10 
A smile radiant in its brightness a halo o'er Mm shed 

A quick convulsive shudder and the soldier "boy v^/as dead 
By the waves of the Potomac they have laid him dovm to rest 
With his Imapsack for a pillow and his rifle on his Kax± 
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WHO WILL CARE FOR I/DTEER NOW? 



Why am I so weak and weary — See how short my hreath 

All around to me seems darkness- Tell me, comrades, Is this 

Ahi well'I knew your answer- To my fate I'll meekly "bow /death 
If you'll only tell me truly- Who iftdll care for mother now 

Chorus 

Soon with angels I'll he marching 

With "bright laurels on my hrow 
I have for my country fallen 

Who will care for mother now 



Who will comfort her in sorrow- WItc will dry the falling tear 
Gently smooth her wrinkled forehead-Who vrlll whisper words of 

Even now I think I see her kneeling, praying for me, how /cheer 
.Can I leave her in her anguish- Who will care for mother now 

— "--Chorus:- 



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JH Hasten, comrades, to the tattle- 1 will like a soldier die 
Soon with angels I'll "be marching, with bright laurels on i^ 
I have for my country fallen- Who vdll care for mother Arow 

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38 

mTHER»S SOITGS 



DON»T YOU SEE THE BIACK CLOUDS? 



Don't you see the black clouds rising over yonder 

Where I/lassa's old plantation am 
Oh, no, you is mistaken, tha.t am onls'- darkeys 

Gwine to go and fight for Uncle Sam 

Chorus — " 
Look out, dar, now, for ISse a gwine to shoot 

Look out, dar, don't you understand 
Babylon is fallen, Babylon is fallen 

And we'se a gwine to occupy the land 



Don't you see the lightning flashing in the cane-brake 

Like as if we'se gwine to have a storm 
Fever you be frightened, that's the darkeys' bayonets 

And the buttons on the uniform 

Clicrus:- 

5 

Way up in the corn-field where you hear the thunder 

That am our old forty-poiinder gun 
Oh, when we shall miss him then we'll load with pumpkin 

Just the same. to. make the coward run 
. \'^ . — ---Chorus:- 

4 

l&ssa's been a colonel in the rebel army 

Eber since he went and runned away 
But he loves the darkeys, they'have been a- watching 

And they took him prisoner t'other 'day . 

Clicrus:- 



We will be the ^ssa, he will be the servant 

Try 'im how he like it for awhile 
So we crack the butternut, so we take the kernel 

So we can and carry back the shell' 

---"Chorus :- 



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39 
M THERMS SOITGS 

KINGDOM COmiTG 



1 
Say, darkeys, hals you seen de massa 

Wid de muffs tas on his face 
Go long de road some tic© dis raornin* 

Like he gwine to leab de place 
He seen a snioke, way up de ritber 

Whar de Linkum gunTjoats lay 
He took his hat, and lef "berry sudden 

An* I specs he's runned away 

Chorus — - 
De inassa run, hai haJ 

De darkeys stay, ho.' ho J 
It nius' "be now de kingdom coming 

An' de year ob Ju-bi-lcJ 



2 

He's six foot one way, two foot tudder 

An' he weigh tree hundred pound 
His coat so "big he couldn't pay de tailor 

An' it won 't go half v;ay round 
He drill so much dey call him Cap'n 

An» he get so drefful tanned 
I spec he try an* fool dem Yankees 

likke 'em think heks contraband 

Chorus:- 

3 

De darkeys feel so lonesome, libing 

In de log-house on de lawn 
Dey move dere tings to massa's parlor 

For to keep it while he's gone 
Dar's wine an* cider in de kitchen 

An' de darkeys dey' 11 h_a"b some 
I spose dey' 11 all be confiscated 

When de Linkum eojers come 

 — Chorus :- 

4 ' ' 
De oberseer he make us trouble 

An' he dribe us round a spell 
We lock him up in de smoke-hcuse cellar 

Wid de key trown in de well 
De whip is lost, de han'-cuff broken 

But de massa'll hab his pay 
He's ole enough, big enough, ought to know better 

Dan to went an' run away 

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lATHEBSS SOITGS 



PORT IJASKLIIGIOIS 

(This song is copied as wri-bten off for F.E.K. "by AmssStapl©s|4 
(in Waltham, Ifess. , in the late "eighties", just a short time)- 
("before Aines came to Searsport to die. ) 

1 

On the "banks of the Potomac 

And" at old Fort Washington 
There's a company of Coast Guards raised 

That's from the State of S/iaine 
They had lived so long on "bread and fat 

That they were nearljr all played out 
So they raised a squad one Saturday night 

To clean the sutler out 

2 

There was W. Barnes and Harvie 

Some thirty- two in all 
And Wartack led the company 

As they crept along the wall 
It was "between Post two and three 

Just over the ar"bor tree 
The night was dark and dreary 

And the sentinels couldn't see 

3 

Be easy, now, said Harvie, ax 

As we cautiously did creep 
Oh, damn the odds J said Richardson 

Old Belmont is asleep 
Por as we passed Post two and three 

H"ot a sound was heard 
And until we reached the sutler's shop 

There was no man that spoke a word 

4 
We/ halt here, said War"back, 

While I give the shop a rap 
And if the sutler is within 

He'll surely smell the rat 
So he hit the shop a rap or two 

And then retreated back 
But nothing could "be heard 

Except the scampering of the cat 

5 
It's all right, said War"back 

And we all stepped up again 
We quickly ripped off a "board or two 

And piled and tumbled in 
We played the game so shrilly 

So quiet and so still 
Till lifecey gra"b"bed the walnut "bag 

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PA THEE 'S SGHGS 

FORT WASmiGTOEr-— (cont'd) 

iThe company of Coast Guards which "cleaned the sutler out" ) 
was raised in Belfast and was composed of men from that and) 
BTxrrounding towns. The men referred to and particularly ) 
("Bill" are well known to their old-time comrades who s\irvive) 

6 
Then ' twas hi ther , there and yonder 

Thje "boxes they did fly 
The "barrels flew so very thick 

That you couldn't see the sky 
Each man was true as any steel 

So fearless, "bold and stout 
So we all went in our tigness 

Till we cleaned the sutler out 

7 

' Twas then for our quarters 

We all did march again 
We marched in a true Indian file 

Returning home from game 
We filed off to our quarters 

And into our "bunks did turn 
And laid there till the sun was up 

And turned out at roll-call 

8 
The Captain standing in front 4f the ranks 

Said he» I understand 
That you have made a raid on l&ckey's shop 

And I • 11 give to any man 
Who will tell to me the guilty ones 

Or hint so that I may know 
Some twenty- five in green- "backs 

And a thirty days furlough 

9 
A corporal from Belfast 

I mention not his nam© -("Bill" Dyer.P.l.K. )- 

But he's noted as the meanest man 

That ever came from ll&lne 
Said he, I'm on the track of them 

And I'll tell to you all I know 
So count me out my green"backs 

And insure me my furlough 

10 

And so the story was let out 

And told of us so "bold 
Some thJLrty-five we had to pay 

In green'backs or in gold 
But we thought we'd got our money's worth 

Besides our fun also 
And "Bill" ai'n't got his green"backs yet 

Hor thirty days furlough 



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42 

EA. TH ERMS SCmS 

K>BT WASHI NG TOir— - { cont'd) 

11 
Come all ye Coast Guard soldiers "bold 

Wherever you "belong 
Ne'er list to a tin- peddler* 

For he'll sureljr lead you wrong 
He'll enlist you all as "battery toyB 

And ere you smell the rat 
He'll take j^ou to Port Washington 

To live on "bread and fat 

(*The Captain. He had organized the regiment, giv- 
((ing its meirljers to understand that as Coast or 
( Home Guards their term of service would "be spent 
( afThe Battery? just helcw Belfast. After they 
( had signed their enlistment papers and taken the 
( necessary oath they found, too late, -(for some 
( of them at least) that a"Coast Guard" had to go 

( where he was ordered and this particular contin- 

( gent was ordered to the "banks of the Potomac to 
( help garrison Port Washington, where some of them 
( thought the "grut" wasn't all that it ought to "be- 
( Hence this plaint and the raid on the sutler's 
( shop. Father cannot remextiber the Captain's name. 



IICODEl'IQS THE SIA"VE 

- ("ITicodemus, The Slave" was an historical personage whom the)- 
. ( Negroes, at least, credited with the gift of prophecy. It) 
( was claimed that he foretold many of the most important ) 
{ events of the Civil War. ) 

1 
Mcodemus, The Slave, was of African "birth 

And was "bought for a "bag full of gold 
He was reckoned as part of the salt of the earth 

Though he died years ago, very old 
* Twas his last sad request so we laid him away 

In the trunk of an old hollow tree 
Wake me up, was his charge, -at the first "brea-k of day 

Wake me up for the great Ju"bil©e 

Chorus 

Tliere's a good time coraing, it's alniost here 

•Twas long, long, long on the way 
So go and tell 'Lijah to hurry up Pomp 

And meet us "by the gum-tree down in the swamp 
To wake Mcodemus today . 

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FATHER'S SOUGS 



UICOKEMCrs THE SIAVE- (cont'd) 



2 

He ■was known as a prophet, at least was as wise 

'For he told of the "battles to come 
And we trenibled with dread when he rolled up his eyes 

And we heeded the sMke of his thumb 
Though he clothed us with fear yet the garments he v/ore 

Were in patches at elbow and Imee 
And he still wears the suit that he used to of j'-ore 

As he sleeps 'neath the old hollow tree' 

--r-r-Chorus:- 



THE CAPTA.n7 WITH THE WHISKETRS 



1 

As they marched through the town with their Isanners so gay 

I ran to the window to hear the "band play 
I peeped through the "blinds very cautiously then 

Lest the neighlsors should say I was looking at men 
Oh, I heard the drums "beat and the music so sweet 

But my eyes at the time caught a much greater treat 
The troop was the finest I ever did see 

And the captain with the whiskers took a sly glance at me 

2 

When we met at the "ball I of course thought it was right 
To pretend that we never had met till th^t night 

But. he knew me at once I could tell by his glance 
And I hung down my head when he asked me to dance 

Then the sweet words he spoke I ne'er shall forget 

Por my heart was enlisted and could not get free 

As the captain with the whiskers took a sly glance at me 

3 

But he marched from the town and I see him no more 

Yet I think of him often and the whiskers he wore 
I dream all the night and I think all the day 

Of the love of a captain who went far away 
I remember with super-atundant delight 

When we m.et in the street and danced all the night 
And kfeep in my mind liow my heart jumped with glee 

When. the Captain with the Whiskers took a sly glance at me 

-(Pather and Mother first heard this song at a show at Union )■ 

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44 

FAT KER^S SONGS 

HO W CYRUS lAII) TEE GABIiE 

1 
Come listen all unto my song 

It is no silly fatle 
»jLis all about the mighty cord 

They call the Atlantic Cable 

2 
Bold Cyrus Field he said, said he 

I have a pretty notion 
That I can run a telegraph 

Across the Atlantic Ocean 

3 

Then all the people laughed and said 

They'd like to see him do it 
Ee might get "half seas over" "but 

He never could go through it 

4 

To carry out his foolish plan 

He never would he able 
He might as -vrell go hang himself 

With his Atlantic Cable 

5 
But Cyrus \vas a valiant man 

A fellow of decision 
And heeded not their mocking v/ords 

Their laughter and derision 

6 
Twice did Ms bravest efforts fail 

And yet his cdnd was stable 
He wa'n't the man to break his heart 

Because he broke hJLs cable 

7 

Once more, my gallant boysi he cried 
Three times You know the fable 

I'll make it thirty, muttered he 
But I will lay this cable 

8 
Once more they tried — Hurrahi Hurrah! 

What means this great commotion 
The Lord be praised! the cable's laid 

Across the Atlantic Ocean 

9 
Loud ring the bells for flashing through 

Six hundred leagues of water 
Old l/jbther England's beniscn 

Salutes her eldest daughter 



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7ATKER»S SONG S 

HD¥ CYRUS LAID THE CABLE-— (cont'd) 



10 

O'er all the land the tidings speed 

And soon in every nation 
They'll hear atout the catle ^dth 

Profoundest admiration 

11 

How long live James and long live Vic 

And long live gallant Cyrus 
And may his courage, faith and zeal 

With emulation fire us 

12 

And may we honor. evermore 

The manly, bold and stable 
And tell our sons, to make them brave 

How Cyrus laid the cable 

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46 

FATHER'S SGlSrGS 



THE T^ELLOW THAT LOOKS LIKE ME 



(Father and Mother first heard this sung at a show at Union )< 
(Hall, Searsport, in the late "sixties"— "protalDly in 1868. ) 



1 
In sad despair I wander 

My heart is filled with woe 
When o'er my griefs I ponder - 

What to do I do not know 
For cruel Pate has on me frowned 

And the trouble seems to "be 
There's another fellow in this town 

That's just the image of me 

Chorus — - 
Oh, wouldn' t I like to catch him 

Whoever he may "be 
Wouldn't I give hJ.m particular fits 

This fellow that looks like me 



2 
With a lady fair I started 

To Central Park to go 
When I was met "by a man in a rage 

Sa^dng, Pay this bill you owe 
In vain I said, I owe you not 

He would not let me free 
Till a crowd came round and the bill I paid 

For the fellow that looks likfe me 

— -- - ChiOrus:- 

S 

One night as I was walking 

Through a narrow street up town 
I was stopped by a nan in a rage 
' Saying, I've caught you, ¥t* Brown 
You know my daughter you have wronged 

Though his girl I never did see 
He beat me till I was black and blue 
For the fellow that looks lik6 me 

«„ — ' Chorus :- 



4 

One night as I sat sparking 

With a girl as dear as life 
Another lady dropping in 

Said, Brown, how is your wife 
In vain I said, I'm a single man 

Though married I'd like to be 
They called me a swindler and kicked me out 

For the fellow that looks lik6 ms 

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THE VELW'w TEAT LOOKS LIKE ME (cont'd) 



5 
The other night I went to a "ball 

And was just enjoying the sport 
When a policeinan grat^bed me "by the arm 
- Saying, you're wanted down at Court 
You've escaped us twice "but now thJLs tin© 

We'll see that you don't get free 
So I was arrested, dragged to jail 

Por the fellow that looks like me 

'Chorus:- 

6 
I was tried, found guilty 

And alDOut to "be taken down 
When another policema.n then "brought in 

The right man, ¥r* Brown 
They set me free and locked him up 

Oh, he was a sight to see 
The worst looking wretch that ever I saw 

Was the fellow that looks like me 

-Chorus :- 



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m THERMS SOHGS 

THE CMBIairfrG YOUHG WIDOW I MET 01? THE TRAIE 

-(Pather and Msther first learned this at about the end of )• 
(the Civil War--- in '64 or '5. ) 



1 

I live in Vermont and one morning last suinmer 

A letter informed me my uncle was dead 
And also requested I$d come up to Boston 

As he had left me a large sum of money, it said 
Of course I determined on maBlng the journey 

And to "book myself by the first-class I was fain 
Though had I gone second I ne'er should encountered 

The charming youn widow I met on the train 



2 

Yes, scarce wa.8 I seated within the compartm.ent 

Before a fresh passenger entered the door 
' Twas a female, a yoving one, and dressed in deep mourning 

An infant in long clothes she gracefully bore 
A white cap surrounded a face. Oh, so lovely 

I never shall look on one like it again 
I fell deep in love, over- head, in a moment 

With the charming young widow I met on the train 



3 

The widow and I side by side sat together 

The carriage containing ourselves and no more 
When silence was broken by my fair companion 

Who inquired the time by the watch that I wore 
I of course satisfied her and then conversation 

Was freely indulged in by both till ray brain 
Fairly reeled with excitement, I grew so enchjanted 

With the charming young widow I met on the train 



4 
We becamxe so familiar I ventured to ask her 

How old was the ch-ild that she held at her breast 
Ahl siri she responded and into tears burs ted 

Her infant still closer convulsively pressed 
When I think of my child I am well-nigh distracted 

Its father, my husband. Oh, my heart bursts with pain 
She, choking with sobs, leaned her head on ray shoulder 

Did the charming young widow I met on the train 

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By this time the train had arrived at a station 

Within a few miles of the great one in town 
When my charmer exclaimed, as she looked through the window 

Good gracious alive.' I'/hy, there goes iSr. Brown 
He's my late husband's "brother, dear sir, would you kindly 

¥iy best- be loved child for a moment sust^ain 
Of course I complied, then off on the platform 

Tripped the charming young widow I mst on the train 



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Three minutes elapsed, when the guard's whistle sounded 

The train began moving, no widow appeared 
I bawled out-Stop.' Stop.'-but he paid no attention 

With a snort and a jerk starting off, as I feared 
In this horrid dilemma I sought for the hour 

But my watchi Where was it? V/here was my chain? 
liy- purse and my ticket, gold pencil-case, all gohe 

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The train again stopped and I "Tickets, please" heard 
So I told the conductor, while dangling the infant 

The loss I'd sustained, but he doubted my word 
He called more officials, a lot gathered round me 

Uncovered the child. Oh, how shall I explain 
For, Beholdi ' Twas no infant, 'twas only a dummy 

Oh, that crafty young widow I met on the train 



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Satisfied I'd been robbed, they allowed my departure 

Though of course I'd to settle my fare the next day 
And now I wish to counsel young men from the coimtry 

Lest they should get served in a similex way 
Beware of young widows you meet on the railway 

Who lean on your shoulder, whose tears fall like rain 
Look out for your pockets in case they resemble 

The charming young widow I met on the train 



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EATKEE'S SONGS 



HOW IADSES, DOH'T TOUCH IT 



1 
Now Moses, come tell me what you were a-dcing 

Off there in th^ pantry so still and so sly 
Full well do I know there is mischief a-"brewing 

Ah, that's what you're after — a whole cherry pie 
Stop.' Stopi You are taking the last of my taking 

The very last pie I had on the shelf 
If ever one did, you deserve a good sliaking 

And I have a notion to try it myself 

Chorus 

Now liises, don't touch it 

Now lloses, 3rou'll catch it 
Now Moses, you mind what I say 

• Tis thus without stopping 
The ETusic is dropping 

For night after night and for day after day 



2 

Now Ivibses, what makes you so strange and forgetful 

Why is it you heed what I tell you no more 
Just look at your picture, who would not "be fretful 

Your great muddy boots on my clean kitclien floor 
Now you are siriOking, Oh, dear, how provoking 

To torment and tease me, it is yotar desire 
I'll throw your old meerschaum. Indeed! I'm not joking 

I'll throw your old meerschaxxm right into th6 fire 

Chorus :- 



S 

Now Lloses, come let us live pleasant and happy 

We must not in future lead such a sad life 
Come, be my dear, noble husband forever 

And I'll be forever your sweet loving wife 
Oh, no one supposes that life is all roses 

But really I think so — But now I declare 
You rascal, you villain, you stupid thing, Moses 

You've left yoxir old curry-comb right in my ehair 

--Chorus:- 



- (Father first learned the above one winter in the late "six-)- 
(ties" — -probably that of 1867-8 — -when he was teaching ei- ) 
(ther on the southern end of Cape Jellison or at Lowder Brook) 



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51 

gATHER 'S SOHGS 

THE YELLOW "ROS E 07 TEXAS 

(Pather and Ivlbther learned this of Elva Partridge^ "before )■ 

(the Civil War. Partridge*was later Father's tent- irate in ' 

(the Ariny. Father says that but for him he (Father) would ) 

(have died-prior to his going to the hospital wdth typhoid ) 

1 
There's a yellow rose in Texas 

That I ain going to see 
Ho other darkey knows her 

No darkey only roe 
She cried so when I left her 

It like to broke Ey heart 
And if I ever find her 

We never mere shall part 

Chorus 

She's the sweetest rose of color 

This darkey ever knew 
Her eyes are like the diamonds 

And they sparkle like the dew 
You may talk about your dearest I&y 

And sing of Rosa- lie 
But the Yellow Eose of Texas 

Beats the belles of Tennessee 



2 

Where the Rio Grande is flovilng 

And the stars are shining bright 
We walked along the river 

On a quiet summer's night 
MethJ.nks if I remeiriber 

When we parted long ago 
I promised to come back again 

And not to leave her so 

--Clicrus:- 



3 

Yes, and I'm going to find her 

For my heart is filled with woe 
We'll sing the songs together 

We sang so long ago 
We'll play them on the banjo 

And sing the songs of yore 
And the Yellow "Rose of Texas 

Shall be mine forevermore 

Chcrus:- 



(*He was Amos Partridge's son and lived over across the brook)- 
(from Grandfather Crockett's. Ifbther says that the Part- ) 
(ridges and Crocketts were as much at home in one house as ) 
(the other. ' 



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PATHEB'S SOmS 

YOim G CEAEIPTTE 

(IMs song is said tc describe an acttial occurrence. IJbther 
(learned it in 1861 or 2, "before rather went into the Army, 
(from Charles Watts andJ/^rtha Partridge, son and daughter 
(of Park. Watts and Josiah Partridge, "both of whom at that 
(time lived in "Blanket Lane", Prospect, the first in the 
(big stone house across from Prospect Idarsh Cemetery, Chas* 
(Watts was the father of Annie Watts, now the wife of Ira IvI. 
(Cobe, who in recent years has built the great "summer cot- 
(tage" on what he calls "Hillside Parm" at Northport. After 
(Watts moved away from the stone house in "Blanket lane" it 
(was bought by William Clark, husband of Itother's cousin, 
(Hannah Jane Crockett, -(Uncle Jonathan's daughter)-. She 
(died there. It is now owned and occupied by Isaac Cummings 
(one of the present generation of a family which has long 
(made "Blanket Lane" its abode. 



1 
Young Charlotte lived by the mountain- side 

In a lone and dreary spot 
IJo dwelling was for miles aroxmd 
" Except her Father's cot 
Yet on many a cold and wintry night 

Young friends would gather there 
Por her father kept a social abode 

And she was very fair 



2 

He loved to see his daughter dress 

As fair as a city belle 
Por she was the only child he h^d 

And he loved tloat daughter well 
' Twas New Year ' s eve , the sun went down 

She sat with restless eye 
Gazing from the window forth 

As the merry sleighs passed by 



3 
In a village Just fifteen miles from there 

Is a iraerry ball tonight 
Although the air is cold and chill 

Their hearts are warm and light 
And still she sat with restless eye 

Till a well-known voice she heard 
Driving up to the cottage door 

Young Charles's sleigh appeared 



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FA THEE 'S SOFGS 

YOUHG CMRLOTTE— - (cont'd) 



4 
Charlotte, dear, her inother said 

This blanket 'round you fold 
For it is a tedious night without 

And you'll get your death of cold 
Oh, Hoi fair Charlotte said 

And she laughjed like a Gypsy queen 
To ride in blankets muffled up 

I never could he seen 



5 
]ay silken coat is quite enough 

All lined, you know, th-roughout 
Besides, I have a silken scarf 

To tie my neck about 
Her gloves and bonnet being on 

She jumped into the sleigh 
And away they ride by the mauntain-cide 

And o'er the hills away 



6 
There's music in the ringing air 

As o'er the hills they go 
What a squeaking noise the runners make 

As they cut the frozen snow 
And still they ride by the mountain- side 

Till five miles are rode past 
And Charles with these fev/ frozen words 

The silence broke at last 



7 

Such a night as this I never knew 

The reins I can scarcely hold 
And Charlotte said in a feeble voice 

I am very, very cold 
Charles cracked Ms whip and urged his steed 

Efiach faster than before 
And still th^ey ride on the m-oun tain- side 

Till ten miles v/ere rode o'er 



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YOUTTG CHAELO TIE— -(cont'd) 



8 
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It gathers on my "brow 
And Charlotte said in a feetle voice 

I'm growing wanner now 
And still they ride through the frozen air 

And in the clear star-light 
Until they reached the Village Inn 

And the "ball-room was in sight 



9 

Then Chai^lie quickly jumping out. 

He gave hj.s hand to her 
Why sit you there like a monument 

Which hath not pov/er to stir? 
He asked her once, he asked her twice 

And still she never stirred 
He asked her for her h>and again 

And yet she never moved 



10 

He threw Ms arms around her neck 

And hitter tears did flow 
He said-ly young intended "bride 

I nevermore shall know 
He threw his arms around her neck 

And kissed her marble "brow 
His thoughts went "back to the place where she said 

I'm growing warmer now 



11 
The^ tore her out into the JiigJa* sleigh 

And with her he drove home 
And when they reached the cottage door 

Her parents grieved and mourned 
They mourned the loss of their daughter dear 

And Charles mourned o'er his doom 
Until with grief his heart did "break 

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FA THEE *g SOEGS 

BIHGEl Oil THE RHIIIE 



1 

A soldier of the Legion 

Lay dying in Algiers 
There was la-ck of v/onan*s nursing 

There was dearth of wonan's tears 
But a comrade stood "beside him 

While his life-"blood etted away 
And Toent, with pitj-lng glances 

To hear wh^t he ndght say 



2 

The dying soldier faltered 

As he took that comrade's hand 
And he said, I never more sjjall see 

My own, my native land 
Take a rnessage and a token 

To sonie distant friends of mine 
Por I was "born at Bingen 

At Bingen on the Rhine 



3 

Tell my brothers and companions 

When they meet and crov;d aroujid 
To hear my mournful story 

In the pleasant vineyard ground 
That we fought the "battle "bravely 

And when the day was done 
Full many a corpse lay ghastly pale 

Beneath the setting sun 



4 
And midst the dead and dying 

Were some grown old in ware 
The death- wound on their gallant "breasts 

The last of many scars 
But soire v/ere young and suddenlj^ 

Beheld Life's mflrn decline 
And one had come from Bingen 

Fair Bingen on the Rhine 



5 

Tell my mother that her other sons 

Shall comfort her old age 
For I was aye a truant "bird 

That thought his home a cage 
For my father was a soldier 

And even as a child 
My heart leaped forth to hear hdm 

Tell of struggles fierce and vn.ld 



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7ATHEB *g SGITGS 

BUTGEN OH THE RHIEE (ccnt't) 



6 

And when he died and left us , 

To divide Ms scanty hoard 
I let them take v/hate'er they would 

But kept my father's sword 
And with "boyish love I hung it 

Where the bright light used to shine 
On the cottage wall at Bingen 

Calm Bingen on the Rhine 



7 
Tell my sister not to weep for me 

Hor solD v/ith drooping head 
When the troops are marching home again 

With firm and gallant tread 
But to look upon them proudl5'- 

With a calm and steadfast eye 
For her "brother was a soldier, too 

And not afraid to die 



8 
And if a comrade seek her love 

I ask her in my name 
To listen to him kindly-- 

Without regret or shame 
And to hang the old sword in its place 

(My father's sword and rrdne) 
For the honor of old Bingen 

Dear Bingen on the Rhine 



9 

There's another, not a sister 

In the happy days gone ty 
You'd have known her "by the merriment 

That sparkled in her eye 
Too innocent for coquetry 

Too fond for idle scorning 
Oh, friend, I fear the lightest heart 

lilakes sometimes heaviest mourning 



10 

Tell her the last night of mv life 

(For ere the m.oon he risen/ 
ISy hody will he out of pain 

My soul "be out of prison) 
I dreamed I stood he side her 

And saw the yellow sunlight shine 
On the vine- clad hills of Bingen 

Sweet Bingen on the Rhine 



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MTH EB*S SQISQS 

BINGEN OK THE EHIIIE (cont'd) 



11 

I saw the "blue Rhine sweep along 

I heard, or seemed tc hear 
The Gerinan songs we used tc sing 

In chorus sv/eet and clear 
And down the pleasant river 

And up the slanting hill 
The echoing chorus sounded through 

The evening calm and still 



12 

And her glad "blue eyes were on me 

As we passed with friendly talk 
Down Eaany a path beloved of yore 

And we 11- remembered i^-alk 
And her little hand lay lightly 

Confidingly in mine 
But we meet no more at Bingen 

Loved Bingen on the "Rhine 



13 

His trembling voice grew faint and hoarse 

His grasp was chdldish weak 
His eyes put on a djdng look 

He sighed and ceased to speak 
His comrade bent to lift him 

But the spark of life had fled 
The soldier of the Legion 

In a foreign land is dead 



14 

And the soft moon rose u.p slowly 

And calmly she looked down 
On the red sand of the battle-field 
' With bloody corses strewn 
Yes, calmly on that dreadful scene 

Her pale light seemed to shine 
As it shone on distant Bingen 
Pair Bingen on the Rhine 



(Tlie above is the poem by Mrs. E. C. JTorton. The "Legion" )- 
(referred to is of course the famous Foreign Legion of 
(France of which no Prench-man -(except it be the officers?)- 
(may become a member. The plot of "Ouida's" "Under Two 
(riags" revolves around the Foreign Legion while on service 
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M THEBES S0FG5 

m OMT MTIVE lAED 

(Ifcther first learned this at the Prospect l^larsh Schoolhouse)- 
(where she used to hear the older people sing it in tli© ear-) 
(ly "sixties"* when she v.'as atout a dozen years old.  ) 



1 

I've roamed over mountain, I've crossed over flood 

I've traversed the wave-rolling sand 
Though the fields were as green and the moon shone as bright 

Yet it was not my own native land 
ITo, IJo, - ISTo, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, - Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, 

Though, the fields were as green and the moon shone as "bright 
Yet it was not my own native land 



2 
The right hand of friendship how oft have I grasped 

And "bright eyes have smiled and looked "bla.nd 
Yet happier far v/ere the hours that I passed 

In the west--in'Ey own native land 
Yes, Yes, - Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, - Yes, Yes, Yes, 

Yet happier far were the hours that I passed- Yes, 

In the west- -in my own native land 



3 
Then hail, dear Columbia, the land that we love 

"Where flourishes Li"berty's tree 
'Tis the birth-place of Freedom, otir own native home 

•Tis the- land, 'tis the land of the- free- 
Yes, Yes, -Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, -Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, 

'Tis the birth*place of Freedom, otir own native home 
•Tis the land, 'tis, the land of the free 



-("While I was talking to Utother today about this and other )- 
(songs, she "dug up" an old hymn or song book entitled "Brad-) 
(bury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies" by Wm, E. ) 
(Bradbury, 427 Broome St., Hew York, and published by Graves) 
{&: Young, 24 Cornhill, Boston, in which appears not only the) 
(above song but also "The Evergreen Shore" (Ps. 76-77) which) 
(follows. Henry Tolraan & Co., 291 Washington St., Boston, ) 
(appear on the cover as Bradbury's Boston Agents. Ii/!bther ) 
(has had the book many years but cannot remember how long. ) 

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mTH EB*S SGUGS 

THE EVERGKEEH SHOKE 

-(liflbther learned this of Helen Seavey -(She latter married Ed. 

. (Chase)- when they went to school together at the old "Cen- 
(ter" Schoolhouse. Some years later the "Pour Center Girls" 
(used to sing it during the intermissions betv/een dances at 

("Pat" Staples 's He used to live where Kelly Mckerscn 

(held forth, when I was a toy, on the farm now owned by John 
(larrabee, and ran dances which were very popular ■v/ith the 
(yoimg folks of Father's and lifcther's day. The dance- hall 
(still stands but has now been converted into the somewhat 
(lowly use of a hen-house. F.E.K. 8/I8/I6. 

1 
We are Joyously voj^ging over the main 

Bound for the evergreen shore 
Whose inhabitants never of sickness compls.in 

And never see death any nrore 

Chorus 

Then let the hurricane roar 

It will the sooner be o'er 
We will weather the blast and will land at last 

Safe on the evergreen shore 

2 

We have nothing to fear from the wind and the wave 

Under our Savior's command 
And OUT hearts in the midst of the dangers are brave 
For Jesus will bring us to land 

— Chorus :- 

3 
Both the winds and the waves our Commander controls 

Nothing can baffle His skill 
And His voice when the thundering hurricane rolls 
Can make the loud tempest be still 

Chorus :- 

4 

In the thick murky night, when the stars and the moon 

Send not a glimmering ray 
Then the light of His countenance, brighter than noon 

Will drive all our terror away 

Chcrus:- 

5 , 

Let the high heaving billow and mountainous wave 
Fearfully overhead break 

There is One by our side that can comfort and save 

There's One who will never forsake 

-- — -Cliorus:- 
6 
Let the vessel be wrecked on the rock or the shoal 

Sink to be seen never more 
He will bear, none the less, every passenger soul 
Safe, safe to the evergreen shore 

--"--Chorus :- 

-(Since vnriting this I have told Ijlother that I thought it wasj- 
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MTHEE^S SOSGS 

GHAVE S OF A HOUSEHOID 

(Mother's recollection of this runs back to the middle "six- )- 
(ties" when Almeda Grant -(now the wife of Henry True Sanborn) 
(of Bangor)- gave it to Luella WhJ-tehouse as a singing lea- ) 
(son, while. EveljTi Treat Grant -(who afterward married Doc- ) 
(tor Fellows of Winterport)- performed a similar office for ) 
(Ella Peaslee. ) 



1 
, _, They grew in "beauty side "by side 

A ' / They filled one home with glee 

Their graves are severed far and vdde 
By mount and stream and sea 
j The same fond mother bent at night 
0*er each fair sleeping brow 
She had each folded flower in sight 
Where are those dreamers now 



2 

One sleeps where southern vines are dressed 

Above the noble slain 
He wound Ms colors 'round his breast 

On a blood-red field of Spain 
The sea, the lone blue sea hath one 

He lies where pearls lie deep 
He was the loved of all, yet none 

O'er his low bed nay weep 



3 

One midst the forests of the West 

By a dark stream is laid 
The Indian knows his place of rest 

Par in the cedar shade 
And one, o'er her th^e myrtle showers 

Its leaves by soft ?,lnds fanned 
She faded midst Italian flowers 

The last of that fair band 



4 

And parted thus they rest who played 

Beneath the same green tree 
Whose voices mingled as they prayed 

Aroiind one parent's knee 
They who with smiles lit up the hall 

And cheered with song the hearth 
Alas for love, if thou art all 

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HAPPY AEE TO TOITEGHTy iT^IEEpS 



1 
Happy are we tonight, friends 

Happy, happy are v/e 
The hearts that we delight, friends 

With us rnay happy te 
Friends should laugh with those v/ho laugh 

And sigh with those in pain 
The most of us have met "before 

And now we meet again 

Chorus 

Happy are we tonight, friends 

Happy, happy are we 
The hearts that we delight, friends 

With us may happy "he 



2 

]!fe.ny will be the mile, friends 

Many, _ many the mi le 
That we shall rove and smile, friends 

Wi th tho se who ne • er begui le 
The voices we have often heard 

And faces we have m^t 
Like tones of sweetest melody 

We never can forget 

---- -Cliorus:- 



3 

Weary we may re turn, friends 

Weary, weary at last 
But Memory will learn, friends 

To love the happy past 
Age may bring us gloomy hours 

And time n:ay ma,ke us sad 
But we tonight are free from care 

And all our hearts are glad 

. - . --- — Chorus :- 



-(I'Ibther learned the above in 1863 wMle on her annual (?) )* 

, (visit to the home of her mother*s cousin, Richard Killman, ). 

(who lived at "The I/Iountain" , Prospect, just where the Bangor) 

(road swings off to go around the mountain from the one that) 

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mTEEE *S_SGgGS 

THE LITTIE SAILOR BOY 
-(Mother learned this of Hiram Hurd of Exeter, Me., atout 1858)- 

1 
There was once a little sailor 

Who was "both brisk and bold 
He courted a damsel 

Worth thousands of gold 
Her father said. Dear Daughter 

If this is your intent 
To wed with this sailor boy 

I will never give consent 



2 
So she sat down and wrote 

And the letter she sent 
To let her true love know 

Her old father's intent 
Saying- lilj'- heart is sincere 

l£y love it will prove true 
There is none in this world 

I can fancy but you 



3 

Then the little sailor wrote 

Saying- If you I can't obtain 
I will cross the wide ocean 

And go into Spain 
Some craft there project 

Intending to try 
To outwit your old father 

Or else I must die 



4 

So he bought him rich robes 

And in pearls he did appear 
Disguised as a prince 

From l/brocco he did steer 
With a star upon his breast 

Came to see his love again 
And the old man was pleased 

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EATHE S *S SGIJFGS 

THE LITTIJ! SAILOR BOY--- (cont'd) 



5 
So he said-lfbst Uoble Prince 

If you will agree 
To wed with my daughter 

Your bride she shall be 
' Tis v/ith my whole heart 

This young sailor boy did say 
If she'll be my bride 

I'll get married today 



6 
So off to the church 

They were hurried with speed 
The old nan gave up his daughter 

His daughter indeed 
Which caused this old man 

With pride and joy to dance 
To think that his daughter 

Had wed with a prince 



7 
Then up spoke the little sailor 

Saying- Don't you know me 
I am that little sailor boy 

You once turned away 
'Tis you I have outwitted 

By venturing my life 
Gaining twelve thousands pounds 

And a beautiful wife 



8 

You may go to the d 

Tl-ie old man made reply 
You have robbed me of my money 

And my daughter likewise 
But if I'd once mistrusted 

That this had been your plot 
Hot one penny of ray money 

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MTHER»S SONGS 



THE SIHGIHG SCHOOL 

(This was a sort of rallying song at a Singing School which )- 
(itother attended at the Prospect Iife,rsh Schoolhouse in the ) 
(early "sixties" - (a'bcut 1862 or 3)- and of which Levi Rosen-) 
(■baum was the instructor. He ran singing schools in various ) 
(places in Waldo County, from which it appears that represen- ) 
(tatives of "God's chosen people" are "by no means new to this) 
(section of the country. ) 

1 
Come, let's make our voices ring 

HurrahJ Hurrahi HurrahJ 
And sing the songs we love to sing 
Hiirrahl HurrahJ Hurrahi 

Chorus 

Per we love the singing school 

OvT pleasant singing school 
We'll sing its praise 

In joyful lays 
HurrahJ Hurrahi Hurrahi 

2 
Come in spite of rain or snow 

Hurrahi HurrahJ Hurra,hJ 
In spite of all the winds thiat blow 
HurrahJ HurrahJ HurrahJ 

Chorus :- 

3 . , 
Come from many a distant road 

HurrahJ HurrahJ HurrahJ 
And come from many a bright abode 
HurrahJ Hurrahi Hurrahi 

-Chorus :- 



TOSSED ITPOH LITE'S EA GIIJIG BILLOW 

1 
Tossed upon life's raging billow 
Sweet it is. Oh, Lord, to know 
Thou canst press a sailor's pillow 

And canst feel a sailer's woe 
Never slumbering, never sleeping 

Though the night be dark and drear 
Thou the faithful watcfe art keeping 
All is well, fhy constant cheer 
2 
And though loud. the winds be howling 

Fierce though flash the lightnings red 
And the storm-clouds vd-ldly lowering 

O'er the sailor's anxious head 
Thou canst calm the ocean billow 
And its noise and tumult still 
Crush the tempest's wild comjnotion 
At the b iddi ng of Thy will 
(Father and Mother learned this last in the Pall of '66, )- 

(while attending a singing school at the Roberts Schoolhouse)- 
(run by a man named Tucker. ) 



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EATHEE»S BOmS 



AMA. LEE 

(rather and l/Ibther learned this from Eugene Waterman, who )- 
(inarried "Uncle" Sylvanus Roberts *S daughter Jane, in the )■ 
(ear 15^ "seventies". Roberts was the "Uncle Syl" of the "high) 
(forehead" Wateriaan lived on what was later the lucullvis ) 

(■Roberts place, now owned by Harold Seekins. He died there ) 
(of typhoid fever. ) 

1 
I have finished- it, the letter 

That shall tell hiia he is free 
From this moment and forever 

He is nothing more to me 
And wy heart feels lighter, gayer 

Since the deed at last is done 
I will teach him that while courting 
He should never court but one 



Everybody in the village 

Knows that he's been wooing me 
And last night they saw him riding 

With that saucy Anna Lee 
And they say he suiiled upon her 

As he cantered by her side 
And I warrant you he promised 

He would irake her soon his bride 

3 
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That shall tell hdm he is free 
He can have her if he wants her 

If he loves her more than me 
And as sure as I am living 

If he ever comes here more 
I will act as if we'd never 

Hever, never met before 

4 
It is time he should be coming 

And I wonder if he v/ill 
If he does I'll act so distant- 

What's that shadow on the hill 
I decla.re, out in the tv/i light 

There is someone coming near 
Can it be, yes, 'tis his figure 

Just as sure as I am here 

5 

Now I almost wish I'd written 

Hot to him that he was free 
For perhaps 'twas but a story 

That he rode v/ith Anna Lee 
How he's coming through the gateway 

I will meet him at the door 
I will tell hJ-m I'll still love him 

If he'll court Miss Lee no more 



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7A THERMS SClJrGS 

AMI E LISLE 

-(Mother learned tMs as an eight- year- old school-girl at the)- 
(old "Center" Schoolhouse. ) 

1 
Do'Am where the waving willows 'neath the sxintieanis smile 

Shadowed o'er the inurm'ring waters, dwelt sweet Annie Lisle 
Pure as the forest lily, never thought of guile 
Had its home within the bosom of sweet Annie Lisle 

Chorus 

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Earthly music cannot waken 
. Levels'- Annie Lisle 

2 
Soft came the hallowed chiming of the Sabbath bell 

Borne upon the morning breezes down the woody dell 
On a bed of pain and anguish lay dear Annie Lisle 

Changed were the lovely features, gone the happy smile' 

Chorus:- 

3 
■Raise me in your arms, dear mother, let me once m^ire look 

On the green and v<-aving willows and the flowing brook 
Harki What strains of heavenly music from the choirs above 
Dearest mother, I am going,- Truljr, God is Love 

Chorus:- 



MISY HEATS 

-(I/fcther learned this of Emma Young -(she a.fterwards Kiarried )■ 
(Alphonso Cunninglmm of Swanville)- at one of "Pat" Staples') 
(dances, in 1864. . ) 

1 
Oh, down in the m.eadows the violets were blo"wdng 

And the young grass grew so fresh and green 
And the birds by the brooklet their sweet songs were singing 
There I first m.et my darling Daisy Dean 

Chorus 

iJTone knev/. thee but to love thee, thou dear one of my heart 

Oh, thy memory is ever fresh and green 
Though the sweet buds may wither and fond hearts be broken 

Still I love thee, my darling Daisy Dean 

2 

Her eyes soft and tender the violets out-vying 

And a fairer form ^vas never seen 
With brown silken tresses and cheeks like the roses 

There was none like ray darling Daisy Dean 

--Cljcru^:- 

3 . . 

Oh, down in the meadows I still love to wander 

Where the young grass grows so fresh and green 
But those bright golden visions of Springtime h^ve faded 
With the flov/ers and my darling Daisy Dean 

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67 

FATHER'S SCmS 

THE BROKEH VOW 

(Mother learned this of Uncle "Joe" Griffin - (tef ore he te- )• 
(carae her "brother-in-law)- v/Mle she was a girl at home in- ) 

(the "sixties" protably about 1864. ) 

1 
Thou hast learned to love another 

Thou hast "broken every vow 
We Imve parted from each other 

And my heax't is lonely now 
I have taught my looks to shun thee 

When coldly we have met 
For another's smile hath won thee 
And thy voice I must forget 

Chorus: 1 grieve that e'er I met thee 

Fain, fain, would I forget thee 
' Twere folly to regret thee 
Farewell! Farewelli forever. 

2 

We have met and we have parted 

But I uttered scarce a v/ord 
Like a guilty thing I started 

When thy well-known voice I heard 
Thy looks were stern and altered 

And thy words were cold and high 
My traitor courage faltered 

When I dared to meet thine eye 

Chorus: Oh, was it well to sever 

This heart from thine forever 
Can I forget thee? IJever 
Farev/ellJ Far ewe 11 J forever 



3 
We have met in scenes of pleasure 

We have mjet in halls of pride 
I have seen thy new-found treasure 

I h^ve gazed upon, thy bride 
I have irarked the timid lustre 

Of her down- cast, hiappy eye 
I have seen thee gaze upon her 

Forgetting I v/as by 

Chorus: Oh, v/oman's pride v.dll leave her 

. Oh, woman's heart will grieve her 

Life's fled when Love deceives her 
FarewellJ Farev/ellJ forever 



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68 
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EVA CIA IEE 

(Mother learned this of Hiram Hvird of Exeter, l/feine, while )• 
(attending the school taught ty him in the old "Center" ) 

(Schoolhouse in -(about)- 1868. -(1858)- ) 



1 
In early spring when all 'vvas gay 

And perfume filled the air 
I rode on many a pleasant day 

With lovelj'- Eva Claire 
Her lips were of the rosy hue 

While lilies decked her h^ir 
And mildly "beamed those eyes of blue 

Of lovely Eva Claire 

First Chorus 

But now within, the churchyard lies 

Beneath the cold ground there 
The only treasure I did prize 

% lovely Eva Claire 



2 
One eve we wandered "by the stream 

And on its "banks reclined 
While there beneath the moon's pale beams 

She promised to be mine 
But ere the summer days v/ere gone 

The flowers had ceased to bloom 
My Eva left me here alone 

To mourn her early doom 

1st Chorus :- 



3 
Weep hot for me, your Eva Claire 

I'm sweet 15'" sleeping now 
Wh^re Pain nor Care no longer rest 

Upon my youthful brow 
But while on earth we love so well 
" Our hopes are ever bright 
Your Ezra's gone from hence to dwell 

Where prospects know no blight 

Second Chorus 

But now within the churchyard lies 

They left her resting there 
But, Oh, in fairer clim.es afar 

You'll meet yoxir Eva Claire 



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EATEER*S SONGS 

EAEH Y GRAY 

(I'Ibther first heard this sung in the hall in the High School 
(Building at Stockton in (about) 1861 on the occasion of 
(some araatein* theatricals in which the tv/o parts of this 
(song were sung by Ilettie Deshon and Willard Griffin. lOIss 
(Deshon's husband was afterward lilajor Parker Mudgett of 
(Stockton. She made l/tother's wedding hat v/hich, after Moth) 
(er had kept it for inany years, was finally cut up by 1/fertha" 
(Bowen and Flora Porter for dolls' hats, v/hile Mother was 
(absent in Belfast. 

1 
Well, well, sir! So you've corce at last 

"I thought you'd cone no more 
I've waited v/ith rny bonnet on 
' From one till half-past four 
You know I hate to sit alone 

Unsettled v/here.to go 
You'll break my heart, I know you will 

If you continue so 

You'll break my heart, • I know you v/ill 
If you continue so 

o 

Poo hi Poo hi My lovei Put by that frown 

' Uow don't begin to scold 

You surely v/ill persuade me soon 

You're growing cross and old 
I only stopped at Grosvenor's gate 

Young Fanny's eye to catch 
I won't, I say I won't, be made 

To keep time like a watch 

I won't, I wgrwfcfc say I won't, be made 

To keep time like a watch 

3 

It took two hOLirs to make a bow 

Two hours to take off your hat 
I wish you'd bov/ that v/ay to me 

And apropos of that 
I saw you making love to her 

You see I saw it all 
I saw you making love to her 

At Lady Gossip's ball 

I saw you making love to her 

At Lady Gossip's ball 

4 
BTow, Jane, I see your temper 

Is so very odd today 
You're jealous — and of such a girl 

As little Fanny Gray 
Make love to her indeedi 

I did do no such thing 
I stood a moment at her side 

To see her txirquoise ring 
I stood a moment at her side 

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FATHER'S SONGS 



-FAimY GBAY— -(cont'd) 



5 
I tell you, Charles, I saw it all 

The whispering and the grimace 
The flirting and coquetting 

In her foolish little face 
Why, Charles, I wonder that the earth 

Doesn't open where you stand 
For, By the Powers a"bove us both 

I saw you kiss her hand --- 
For "by the Powers atove us both 

I saw you kiss her hand 

6 
You did not, love, and if you did 

Allowing that be true 
When a pretty woman shows her ring 

What can a poor man do 
My life, my love, my darling Jane 

I love but you alcne 
I never thought of Fanny Gray 

How tiresome she has grown--- 
I never thought of Fanny Gray 

How tiresome she h^s grovm 

7 

Take off your hat, put down your stick 
 ITow prithee, Charles, do stay 
You never come to see me now 

But you long to get away 
There was a time, there was a time 

You never wished to go 
What have I done, what have I done 

Dear Charles, to change you so 

What have I done, wh^t have I done 

Dear Charles, to change you so 

8 ' 
Poohi PoohJ Ey level I am not changed 

But dinner is at eight 
And Father's so particular 

He never likes to -A-ait 
Goodbye! my love, you'll come again- 

Yes, one of these fine days- 
He's turned the street, I knev/ he would 

He's gone to Fanny Gray's 

He's' turned the street, I knew he would 

He's gone to Fanny Gray's 



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71 

FATHER' S SONGS 

GEETlM JLkmk 

(Pather and Mother learned this of Eugene Waterinan in the )• 
(early "seventies" See Page 65 ) 

' ' ' ' ' ' 1 

While the stars were "brightly shining 

0*er the silent hill and dell 
Softly came the angels stealing 

0*er the cot of Laura Bell 
For my gentle f Ic-ver bad faded 

Prom her cheek the rose had flo^A-n 
And the angels caine to clair:. her 

Claiming Laura for their own 

Chorus 

Gentle Laura J Dark-ej'-ed Laural 

Floweret of that, humble cot 
Ever may thy mem-ory linger 

Hever shialt thou "be forgot 



2 

She was dying, surelj*- dying 

She, the jewel of my heart 
And the angels 'round her flying 

Told us that we soon must part 
With a gentle sigh she murmured 

Let me kiss thy anxious "brow 
Let me linger on thy "bosom 

Angels, they are waiting now 

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3 
To my heart I gently pressed her 

Smoothed her golden, shj-ning hair 
Gazed upon her dying features 

Once so "beautiful and fair 
Then slie lisped, -We'll meet in Heaven 

Gave a gentle, parting sigh 
And her golden lashes parted 

As she softly said- Goodbye 

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KITT Y l ELLS 

(Father first heard this song while his regiment was enjoy- )■ 
(ing a short afternoon rest during a march near Uewport ITews) 
(Virginia. The "Boys in Blue" had thrown themselves on the) 
(ground, using their knapsacks as pillows. While lying in ) 
(this position, William B. Cammett of Company A, 26th laine ) 
(Volunteers, who had enlisted from Morrill, M©., sang this ) 
(and ofbBV songs. Bee Page 154 of Eather*s "History of the) 
(Twenty-sixth lilaine Regiment". I'lother says she noticed an ) 
(account of Cammett' s death a short time since. ) 

1 

You ask v/hat makes thds darkey weep 

Why he like others am not gay 
What makes the tears roll down his cheeks 

From early morn till close of day 
I/fy story, darkeys, you sliall hear 

For in my memory fresh it dwells 
It will cause you all to shed a tear 

On the grave of my sweet Kittj'- Wells 

Chorus 

Wliile the "birds were singing in the morning 

And the myrtle and the ivy were in 1)100131 
And the sun on the hills v/as dawning 

It was then we laid her in the tomb 



2 

I never shall forget. the day 

That we together roamed the dell 
I kissed her cheek and named the day 

That I should marry Kitty Wells 
But death came in m^- cabin door 

And took from me my joy and pride 
And when I found she was no more 

Then I laid my banjo dov/n and cried 

Chcrus:- 



3 

I often wish that I were dead 

And laid beside her in the tomb 
The sorrov/ that bows my heart down 

Would be silent in the midnight gloom 
The springtime has no charm for me 

Though flovi^ers are blooming in the dell 
For that loved form I do not see 

* lis the formi of my sweet Kitty Wells 

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MTHER^S SOIJIGS 

MRY OF THE GIMH 

(Mother first learned this of Emma Pendleton who was a, fre- )■ 
(quent visitor at "Uncle" Sam Heagan*s during the ear 13'- "six- 
(ties", including the winter of 1862-3 when Johnson Mckerson 
(taught the old "Center" school. She later laarried Captain 
(James Blanchard of tirat part of Searsport now called Park 
(and was* in a v/aterspcut at sea with him and their infant 
(child atout the year 1865. The onlj'- one of the ship's coo 
(pany to "be saved was the first mate, a man named Park, of . 
(Searsport. -(***Insert "lost" where star appears above. )- 



1  
Has there anybody spoke for you 

ITary of the Glen 
Bas there a heart been broke for you 

Ifery of the Glen 
I have lands and I have leases 

And gold and silver, too 
And flocks of finest fleeces 

Can_ I marry you? 



2 

Iffobody, sir, has spoke for me 

Ifery of the Glen 
There h^s no heart been broke for me 

'hla.ry of the Glen 
But there is blue- eyed Willie 

He labors with the men 
He brings the sweet pond- lily 

To , Mary of the Glen 



3 

He's neither lands nor leases 

But his cheek is cherry- red 
And finer than your fleeces. 

Are the curls upon his head 
Although he's never spoke for me 

I know he loves me true 
And his heart it would be broken 

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IJIETTIE IDOKE 

.(Mother learned this in 1863 — she thinks from someone in the)- 
(George Settlement. ) 



1 
In a little white cottage where the trees are ever green 

And the climbing roses blossom at the doer 
I have often sat and listened to the music of the birds 

And the charming voice of gentle IJettie Ibore 



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Oh, I miss you, Uettie 1/bore and my happiness is o*er 

While her" spirit sad around ray heart doth come 
And the busy days are long and the nights are lonely now 

Since you've gone from my little cottage home 



2 
And often in the Autumn ere the dew had left the lawn 

I have wandered over fields far away 
But those m.oments liave departed- Gentle IS'ettie, too, has gone 
And no longer sweetly with her can I stray 

Chcrus:- 



3 
Since the time that you departed I have longed from earth tp 

And to join the happy angels gone before /rise 

I cannot now be merry for my heart is full of woe 
Ever pining for my gentle Nettie Moore 

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4 
You have gone, darling Hettie, I have mourned you many a day 

But I'll wipe all the tears from my eyes 
And as scon as life is past I shall meet you once again 
Up In Heaven, darling, up above the skies 

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75 

EATEER'S SOIJ IGS 

LUCY MY 

(Mother learned this of Uncle "Joe" Griffin, about 1864 or 5)- 
(■before his roarriage to her sister Clara. ) 

A long time since, v/hen I was young 

A- fore this v/ool got gray 
I used to court a colored gal 

Her name was Liicy lifey 

Chorus 

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Those days Imve passed away 
But I'll never forget thee 

My own sweet Lucy liiay ..- 



2 

She lived near by, across the creek 
And there at close of day 

I'd go at least eight nights a week 
To see sweet Lucy liiay 

Chcrus:- 

3 

And' then with loving words and kind 

I'd ask her for to say 
That she'd be mine and only mine 

Hy own sweet Lucy Ifey 

Chorus:- 

4 
She promised me she'd be my true 

And everlasting wife 
And then we both looked forward to 
A long and liappy life 

-Chorus:- 

5 
But just before that day ca,rae 'round 

Death snatched her right away 
And left me all alone to mourn 
Por my sweet Lucy lay 

----'Chorus :- 

6 
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I kneel upon the clay 
That covers all I loved on earth 
My own sweet Lucy 1/lay 

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THE SI LVE RY TIIIE 

(Ifcther thinks Eather learned this while teaching at lowder )■ 
(Brook, Stockton, in the v/inter of 1567-8. ) 

1 
There v/as a fair young damsel 

Who lived "by the seaside 
Of lovely form and features 

She was called the village pride 
Her lover's name was Henry 

A lad toth trave and "bold 
And very true she was to him 

While he was on the silvery tide 

2 

In young Henry's a'bsence 

A young notileinan there came 
Who tried with all his pov/ers 
" Young ]\fe,ry's love to gain 
Young Ysarj she repulsed him 

With all her power and strength 
Saying- My lover, and I have tut one 

Is on the silvery tide 

3 

Then near to desperation 

This nobleman did say 
To prove -the separation 

I'll take her life away 
I'll watch her late and ea.rly 

And in some silent place 
I'll send her "body floating 

Out on the silvery tide 

4 
As this notleman v/as walking 

One morn to take the air 
Dc'fm. by the silvery waters 

He spied this i'Laiden fair 
Then said the saucy villain 

Consent to "be my hride 
Or you'll sink or sv^lm far, far from him 

Who's on the silvery tide 

5 

With tremtling lips said T^ry 

My vows I ne'er can "break 
My Henry I love dearly 

And I'll die for his sweet sake 
With his handkerchief he "bound her arms 

And plunged her o'er the rrjain 
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6 

It' happened a few days after 

Young Henry he came home 
Expecting to be happy 

And fix the wedding day 
We fear your true love's murdered 

Her enraged parents cried 
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Out on the silvery tide 

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THE GIRL OP THE SEWIM MCHIHE 

(Pather and Jibther learned this from Uncle "Joe" Griffin 

(probatly a"bout 1865. He v/as "a musical cuss" and could 
(not only sing tut could play almost any kind of musice.l 
I instrument as well. 31/lbther was today speaking of an en- 
(tertaininent at the old "Turner" Schoolhouse in December,. 
(1865 whan, the musician failing to appear, he was called 
(upon to act in that capacity and later, after the show v^sas 
(over, regaled the assemblage by playing and singing many 
(of -ths songs which are being copied here. 

1 
I am one of those unlucky chape 

"Who once did fall in love 
With a being fair beyond compare 

She wa,s miy ti^rtle dove 
Her hair was black and curly 

And the handsomest ever was seen 

And the way she earned her livelihood 
Was running a eev/ing nachine 

Chorus 

Oh, I fairly lost my heart 

And I wish I never had seen 
That female fair v/ith curly hair 

That ran the sev/ing macliine 



2 

The first time that I met her 

' Twas at a dashing shop 
At Thomas's Block, Number Two 

At the window I did stop 
The signs that passed between us 

I'm sure no other had seen 
Por I made" it all right to meet her that night 

When she'd done v/ith her sewing machine 

_ Chorus:- 



3 

I took her to the Botanic Gardens 

And for her fare I paid 
As we were walking along 

Said she, - I feel afraid 
Of losing all my money 

And she gave me such a look 
And said, - Kind sir, will you please take care 

Of this,, my pocket book 

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THE GIRL or THE SE^^aiTG MCHIKE- (cont'd) 



4 
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For I thought it would "be "best 
And to protect it safely 
' I put it inside my vest 
Just then a "'bob'by'' cane up 

And collared me all serene 
And from, uiy sight did vanish quite 

The Girl cf the Sewing l&chine 

Chorus :- 

5 

He took me to the station-house 

To search me they "began. 
Of course they found the pocket-took 

And the contents they did scan 
They said I was a convict 

And there was no reprieve 
And*in the "book from the girl I took 

They found a ticket- of- leave 

, -Chorus :- 

6 
And then "before a Magistrate 

They took me up to try 
Said he, - My "boy, to this grave charge 

What have you got to say 
Says I, I am not guilty 

But to "believe me he didn't seem 
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80 

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TEAT JOCKEY HAT AID KE ATBER 

(Pather and Mo ther - learned tMs during the middle "sixties" )■ 
(--•rprc'ba'blj'- from Juliet Berry, ) 



1 
As I walked out the other night 

Thinking of the weather 
I met a pair of roguish eyes 

Beneath a hat and feather 
She looked at me, I looked at her 

It made my heart pit, pat 
And turning around to me she said 

How do you like my hat 



Chorus 

I said 'twas gay and pretty, too 

And they looked well together 
Those I'osy cheeks and glossy curls 

Beneath the hat and feather 



2 

She wore a handsome 'broadcloth tasque 

Cut the latest fashion 
With flounces all around her dress 

Which made her look quite dashing 
Her high-heeled 'boots as she ift'alked on 

The pavements, v/ent pit, pat 
I never shall forget the look she gave 

Beneath that jockey hat 

— -'-Chorus:- 



3 
She kissed her hand and said -Goodbye 

I thought I was a goner 
Before I'd time to say good-"bye 

She went 'round the corner 
I tried that night 'but could not sleep 

So up in 'bed I sat 
And right "before m;^'- eyes I thought 

I saw that jockey hat 

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mTHEE'S SCHGS 



LET HIM GO, LET HIM STAY 

(lifctlier learned this of Annie 'Ma.rden -(who later tecairjs Anes)- 
(Staples's wife)- v/hen she worked for- her a couple Vireeks v/hen) 
(Bert was "born in 1873. ) 

1 
Adieu to ye cold winters 

Parewell to your frost 
There is nothing I have gained 

But my tr^ie love I have lest 
I can sing and l^e as merry 

As the gayest girl you see 
I can rest v/hen I am weary - 

Let him goi Farewell he! 

Chorus 

Let him go. Let him stay 

Let him sink or let hjLm svvlm 
For since he h^s deceived me 

I care no more for him 
There are young men a-plenty 

And enough as good as he 
And I care no more about him 

Than the sands of the sea 

2 
Ify true love he sent me 

A fine diamond ring 
He th-inks to delude me 

And to his heart to win 
He thinks to delude me 

As he has two or three 
I defy a man to do it 

Let him go I Farewell hei- ---Chorus :- 

3 
My true love he met m£ 

Down by the shady groves 
He smiled in my face 

And offered me a rose 
He thinks that I would spea.k to Mm 

As he was passing by 
But before I*d humble to that man 

I*d lay me do-^m. and die Chcrus:- 

4 
I've love in my pocket 

But none in ray heart 
I have but a little 

I share you all. a part 
My heart is as light 

As the dew upon the lawn 
I can lay it down at night 

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-(This song was "brought" to Elaine, or at least to this part )- 
(of it,ty Nellie Stiles, either in 1871 or during the years )• 
(just prior thereto when it was her custom to come to ) 

(Stockton, and Searspcrt every summer. See next page. ) 

(It strikes me as an ancient version of "Waiting at the Church" 

1 
I am as you know a Beacon street belle 

Who did captivate once a raa,gnificent swell 
He was Envoy, Ambassador, or something rare 

To King What's- His- Fame- I do not know where 
' T^vas at the White litoun tains, a yea,r from last June 

We walked and we talked by the light of the moon 
There v/as squeezing of hands- followed up by a kiss 

And as far as X remeiriber, I felt just like thJ-s 

Chorus 

Ahi Up in a balloon, boys-Up in a balloon 

All among the little stars, sailing 'round the moon 
Up in a balloon, boys-Up in a balloon 

Of course it's fine- and J0II3.' to be up in a balloon 

2 

The wedding was fixed, the presents were bought 

And from Bigelow jewe2j?y was to be brought 
But alasJ when the bi liar to my fond lover vi^ent (was sent) 

By some misadventure he had not a cent 
My guardian, a broker, who 'way dov/n in "State" 

Supplied him with plenty of funds at quick rate 
But when the old gentleman questioned Mm where 

His securities v/ere, he answered- "Up therel"' 

.--■ — Chcrus:- 
3 
The wedding day came - I practised a tear 

I got up a blush and my veil was a dear 
The parson v/as ready, likewise the cliampagne 

But alasJ my false lover, he ne'er came again 
Instead of my darling, my hope, and my joy 

There came to . the altar a telegraph boy 
I saw that he knew and I gasped out - "Oh, where 

Has he gone?" ikid he pointed right, up in the 'air 

Clicrus:- 

4 

I said- "Fever mir-d"- and I rose to my feet 

And down I strode. into Washington street 
Determined to have the first fellow I met 

Of course you must know Iw was quite in a pet 
I saw one I fancied- he gave me Ms arm 

Said he - In such- matters^ do you consult marm 
Hot ffituchi I replied and he gave m.e a kiss 

I am perfectly happ/y and feel just like tMs' 

Chorus :- 

-(Tranapoee "captivate" and "once" in second line of 1st verse)- 
(Insert "of" after "ling What's- Hi s-Hame" in 4th line, let " ). 
(The fourth word, let line, 2nd verse, should be "set". ) 
(5th-6th line, 2nd verse- ""broker, away down in State- Provided ) 
(him plenty". 2nd line, 4th verse- "strolled". last line of cho) 
(ruB."T think it very .lolly to be up in a hallcon"! ) 



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I»M D SEAHIHG 07 THE LOTED OSES 

This song vtblg a favorite of Uncle Prank E, Kneeland-*B J-=)- 

Pather*s "brother and vras one of several "imported?', to. . •)• 

1/laine ty Ilellie Stiles in the years Just prior to and in- - 
eluding 1871, in August of which year she \"/as rnai-ried to- Doc-)- 
tor Prank Penno Kelley of Lov/ell, Ifess., at the home of )> 

Aunt lilary Ikfetthews in Stockton -(now Ivory George's)-. It ) 
was for Dr. Kelley that Prank Penno Crockett was named. ) 

Uncle Prank had worked for Uncle Amos I&tthews during the ) 
Winter and Spring prior to his death in Ifey, 1871. He Hie ) 
Stiles had fceen stajdng at Aunt lary Idatthev/s's since late ) 
Winter or early Spring — -her father didn't approve teEK of ) 

her forth-coming marriage to Kelley and when Uncle Prank ) 

was atout- to Join the vessel in trying to board which he ) 
lost his life at Bangor she and Aunt Clara (Crockett) Griffin 
---on l/ky 10, 1871-" -drove hdm over to spend the day with ) 
Father and Mother, • after which they took him do^vn to Grand-) 
m.other Kneeland's at the top of what we now call the Whit-- ) 
turn hill on the Llount Ephraim road, where he spent the  ) 
night. He went to Bangor next day and joined the Brig ) 

"Char lee Wesley* of v/hich Captain Grlffineiffiapt of Sears- ) 
port was Ifester. He was preparing for bed that night when) 
WlleonWest came on board and asked him to gC up town with ) 
him. He did so. They returned at about S:30 in the ev- ) 
ening. It was as black as a pocket. Uncle Prank walked ) 
off the side of the wharf. In falling he struck his head ) 
and evidently' became senseless. Therefore v/hen he came up ) 
xmder a raft near-by he drov/ned. This vr&s on liSa.y 11, 1871) 
He is buried in the Village Cemetery at Searsport. ) 

1 

I'm drea,ming of the loved ones 
Of the happy days of yore 

Of- the joys that I have tasted 
Joys that I shall know no more 

I am dreaming, fondly dreaming 
Of the happy days of 3''ore 

Of' the joys ths,t I have tasted 
Joys that I shall know no more 

Chorus 

I'm dreaming of the loved ones 

Of the h^ppy days of yore 
Of the joys that I have tasted 

Joys that I shall know no more 

2 

Oh, my heart is .filled with sorrow 

When I think upon the years 
That have brought some pleasant memories 

But alas J how many tears 
I h3,ve seen the fairest flowers 

Blasted by the storms of Pate 
Brightest hopes all torn and scattered 

Hearts once glad made desolate 

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84 
MTHEE^S SOUGS 

HEAVEH OUR EOJM 

This is Uiimber Three of Nellie Stiles*s "importations "--See 
the tv/o preceding pages. She was the eldest child of Alta 

and Caroline (Crockett) Stiles See Page 17 of Crockett 

Pamilj'- liTotes and was "born in Lowell, Mass., in 1854 or 5. 

Her mother first "brought her to Stockton when she v/as two 
years old and used to "bring her, and the brothers and sis- 
ters which followed after, to Grandfather Crockett's each 
summer up to the time of her death — except that in 1867 
she "brought only "Arnie", then an obstreperous kid just 
past two years, of age. Nellie -(she was named Helen Itlaria 
for Uncle Alba's sisters (?)-)- continued to come to Eaine 
each summer after her mother's death until 1871 when she 
was married at Aunt Mary's to Dr. Kelley, of Lowell, who 
although he was a college graduate and had later taken a 
medical degree, never practised his profession. Fother 
says that this wedding was some swell affair and that the 
bride's "duds", all of v/hich had been made in New York, 
were a revelation to the inhabitants of this neck of woods 
at that particular time. Immediately after their marriage 
Doctor and Mrs. Kelley went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where 
he became editor of the "Carroll Democrat". She died at 
Council Bluffs in (about) 1874, of quick consumption, leav- 
ing behind, besides her husband, a daughter and son S&y -(■ 

named for Aunt l^y lilatthews) and Willie. Dr. Kelley and 
his children continued to reside at Council Bluffs for man- 
y years but he eventually returned to Lowell and died there 
Mother says that the daughter, at least, reached iax. matur- 
ity but she is under the impression that she died after the 
famils'- had returned to Lowell. Wa* Kelley is buried at 
Council Bluffs. This particular song - (whdch must have 
been "imported" while Nellie Stiles was yet a young girl)- 
was a great favorite of Aunt Sarah Gray, who used to like 
to have Mother sing it to her while she was on her death- 
bed at -Brev/er-;'--]!/iother visited her there in '66, '67 & '68 

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85 
MTHER'S SOIJrGS 

HEAVEH Oim HOIE 
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1 

Autumn's pale leaves, vd.thered and dying 

Bloom of the lily that lasts tut a day 
Misj? of the morn, on the treeze flying 

Tell us how swiftly we're passing away 
Beautiful things, "born tut to perish 

Go as the snowflake is lost in the foam 
Passing awajr, all that we cherish 

All things are telling that earth's not our home 



Chorus- -- 
Heaven our homel Heaven our home! 

Grasping at phantoms not long sliall we roam 
Heaven our homeJ Heaven our homei 

Soon we'll be going to Heaven our home 



2 

Beautiful earth! dearly we love it 

Though in its "bosom we shortly must lie 
Teeming with forms angels might covet 

Yet in the grasping they wither and die 
Beautiful earth, thou canst not hold us 

Paith that looks upward to Heaven's high dome 
Sees outstretched arms soon to enfold us 

How can we mxcraur that earth's not our home 

--■ — Chorus :- 



3 
List the faint tones, nearer and nea,rer 

Earth hath no voices with music like this 
Thrillingly sweet, cleared and clearer 

Angels are hymning their chorus of bliss 
Rapturous sight! . Over the river 

Frost cannot vdther nor age bring decay 
Beautiful things bloom on forever 

Nothing in Heaven is passing away 

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86 

M THERMS SCHGS 

TEERE'S A ?EESH LITTIiE ID UTTO 'S EATH THE WILLOW 

(This is Uiuiiber Pour of ITellie Stiles 'e "importations" — -See)- 
(fOTjr preceding pages. While I was copying these songs to-) 
(day Idbther told me of a time when, Pa.ther alv;-ays having as-) 
(serted that he had never had enough strawberries and cream,) 
(Clara (Crockett) Griffin and Uellie Stiles picked, hulled, ) 
(and brought over to the old farm where Kit, Bert and I were) 
(born a six- quart- pail full of strawberries for the purpose ) 
(of supplying the deficiency. In order to assure herself ) 
(that there were no lapses in filling this "long-felt-w^nt" ) 
(Hellie followed Mother down cellar when she added the cream) 
(As she stood watching the process she exclaimed:- "Aunt ) 

('1/^nda, you put on the clear quill, don't you?" . ) 



1 

There's a fresh little mound 'neath the willow 

Where at evening I wander and weep 
There's a dear vacant spot on my pillow 

Where a sweet little face used to sleep 
There were pretty blue eyes but they slumber 

In silence beneath the dark mold 
For the little pet lamb of ovr number 

Has gone to the Heavenlj'- fold 

"For the little pet lanib of our nxanber 

Has gone to the Heavenly fold 



2 

Do I dream when in sleep I behold her 

With a beauty so fresh and divine 
When so close to my heart I enfold her 

And feel her soft lips upon mine 
When so loving those gentle eyes glisten 

That my vision is lost in my tears 
And bev/ildered, enraptured, I listen 

To a voice from the Spirits' bright spheres- 
And bev/ildered, enraptured, I listen 

To a voice from the Spirits' bright spheres 



S 

There's a silence in parlor and chamber 

There's a sadness in every room 
Oh, I know 'twas the Eather that claimed her 

Yet everything' s bvirdened with §loom 
But I'll not be a comfortless mourner 

Nor longer brood over my pain 
For I know where the angels liave borne her 

And soon I shall see her again- — 
For I know where the angels have borne her 

And soon I shall see her again 



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MTHER'S SONGS 



TEIJIDER Airo TRUE, ADIEUl 



(This is the last of the songs learned from Fellie Stiles/. )■ 
(See preceding five pages. ) 



1 
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A knot of ritton Tolue 
He plg,ced on niy hand a jewel rare 

And whispered soft as he held it there —  
Tender and True, Adieui Tender and True, Adieui 



2 

The almonds were tending with "blossoms white 

The roses were "bright with dew 
The violets bloomed in the glowing light 

Life was hjappy and hope was "bright 
Tender and True, Adieui Tender and True, AdieuJ 



3 

They "brought my soldier home to me 

And my knot of ri"b"bon "blue 
But the cruel wound on his "brow was Md 

By the flag draped over the coffin lid 
Tender and True, AdieuJ Tender and True, Adieui 



4 
The alm.ond flowers in the "breezes shake 

The roses still "blush through the dew 
But the springtime of hope will never awake 

And the poor lone heart must wail till it "break 
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88 
FATHER'S SONGS 

YOUUG K)LKS,C01/]E LISTEIT TO MY SONG 



1 
Young folks, coine listen to my song 

I*m old and won't detain you long 
I'm eighty- four, I'd have you know ' 

And the young folks call roe Uncle Joe 
My hair, once black, has all turned gray 

But what's the odds whdle I feel gay 
Oh, I can sing a song with glee 

For I feel as young as I used to be 



Chorus — - 
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How I love- to sing. to you 
Oh, I can sing with joy and glee 

For I feel as young as I used to be 



2 

When I was young and. in my prime 

I was chasing the girls the most of my time 
I'd take them out each day for a rid© 

And always had one by my side 
I'd hug and kiss them just for fun 

And haven't forgot the way 'tis done 
So if any girl here is in love with me 

, She ' 11 find me as young as I used to be 



• Chorus :- 



8 
When I was young I knew life's joys 

And now that I'm old I'm one of the boys 
I can take a, smile or sing a song 

With any good friend that comes along 
I can tell a story or crack a joke 

And never refuse to drink or smoke 
I'm a gay old sport, you'll all agree 

And I feel as young as I used to be 

Chorus :- 

(The above is as the song was sung by Elroy Bowen at an en- )■ 
(tertainraent at The Porter District Schoolhouse during the. ) 
(winter of 1879- 80. He was togged cut as an old man with ) 
(flowing bea,rd and danced an accompaniment to the chorus ) 

(which almost literally "brought down the house" — - as it ) 
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(Nell were here -(It was just before they were married)- and) 
(went to the "show" with the rest of us. Uncle Wilt's. silk) 
(hat gave Elroy, as well as some of the other performers, ) 
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89 
M THERMS SOmS 

THE LITTO; L0¥ LOG C/LBIN BY THE STREAM 



1 
I am getting old and feeble a,nd I can't work any more 

And I've laid the rusty-bladed lioe to rest 
For old massa and old missus they are sleeping side "by side 

And their spirits now are roving with the "blest 

Chorus 

Oh, hang up the fiddle and the "banjo on the wall 

And lay aside the bones and tambourine 
For the fiddle and the banjo, boys, sh^ll make the harvest ring 

In the little low log cabin by the stream 

2 

Oh, it was a happy time to me not many years ago 
When the darkeys used to gather 'round the door 

They used to sing and dance a,ll night and play the old banjo 
But alas, they cannot do soany more 

. . C?icrus:- 

3 
The hinges are all rusty and the door is tumbling down 

And the roof lets in the sunshine and the rain 
And the only thing that's left me is this little boy of mine 
In the little low log cabin by the stream 

Chor^^s:- 

4 
Now Father, don't you be so sad and melancholy now 

For you there 're many happy days in store 
Although' you're old and feeble yet your boy is young and strong 
And he'll love and cherish you forever- more ' 

Chorus :- 



5 

Oh, chJ-ld, I am contented but the day will surelj-- come 
When I'll go to leave this world forevermore 

The angels they will take m.e from this humble little cot 
And they'll waft me to the pure celestial shbre 
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90 

EATHEE' S SOmS 

THE SAILOR* S GRAVE 
-(This song used to "be a favorite of George Bowen*s)- 



1 
Our "barque lay far, far from the land 

When the fairest of our gallant "band 
Grew deadly pale and vra,ned away 

Like the twilight of an Autumn day 
We watched him through long hours of pain 

Our cares were great, our hopes in vain 
Death- struck, he gave no cov/ard's alarm 

But. he smiled and died in his mess-mate's arms 



2 
We had no costly winding-sheet 

We placed two round shot at his feet 
He lay in his hainmock as snug and sound 

As a king in his long sliroud, martle tound 
We proudly-- decked his funeral vest 

With the Starry Pla^g upon his iDreast 
We gave him this as a "badge of the "brave 

And then he was fit for a sailor's grave 



3 
All hearts were sad, each voice grew weak 
, Oft a tear was seen on the brownest cheek 
The quiver played on the lip of Pride 

As we lowered Mm down the ship's dark side" 
Then a splash and a plunge and our task was o'er 

And the "billows rolled on as they rolled "before 
And many wild prayers hallowed the wave 
As he sank to rest in a sailor's grave 



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FATHER *S SOTOS 

GHAITOEATHER* CLOCK 

(Ibther says she and Father first heard this v/hen it was 
(sung by Carrie -(She was naiced lilarietta Caroline for her 
(father's sister and her raother)- Stiles when she visited us 
(the first summer after we moved- here from the Steele place- 
lit was therefor© in the summer of 1877. 

1 

My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf 

So it stood ninety years on the floor 
It was taller "by half than the old man himself 

Though it weighed not a pennyweight more 
It was "bought on the morn of the day that he was "born 

And was always his treasure and pride 
But it stopped, short, never to go again 

When the old man died 

Chorus--- 
Mnety years, without slumbering, tick, tick, tick, tick 

His life's seconds nximbering, tick, tick, tick, tick 
But it stopped, short, never to go again 

When the old man died 

2 

In vfSLtchlng its pendulum swing to and fro 

'Ma.ny hours had he spent while a "boy 
And in childhood and manhood the clock seem.ed to know 

And to share "both his grief and his joy 
For it struck twenty- four when he entered at the door 

With a "blooming and "beautiful "bride 
But it stopped, short, never to go again 

When the old man died 

Chorus:- 

3 
ly grandfather said that of those he could hJ.re 

Eot a servant so faithful he found 
For. it /svasted no time and liad but one desire 

At the end of each week to be wound 
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face 

And its hands never hung by its side 
But isL stopped, short, never to go again 

When the old nan died 

Chorus :- 

4 . 
It rang an alarm in the dead of the night 

An alarm that for years had been dumb 
And we. knew that his spii-it was planning for flight 

That his hour of departure had come 
Still the clock kept the time, with a soft and muffled c^ 

As we silently stood by his side Aoe 

But it stopped, short, never to go again 

When the old man died 



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92 
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THE SHI P TEAT EEVER KETOTtHED 

-(This was a favorite song of Uncle Wilton T. Randell. llbth- 
(er learned it from Hattie Clifford HicKborn while she was 

(yet Hattie Clifford she later married the v/idower of her 

(deceased sister Lizzette ("Zettie"), Captain "Will" Hich- 
(born, thereby becoming the step-mother of Captain Harry R. 
(Hichborn, v/ho is Addie Crockett^ s husband, and incidentally 
(captain of the S.S. "Caracas" of the "Bed D" Line to Venez- 
(uela. She has been a widow for many years and now lives • 
(in Stockton Springs. 

1 

On a pleasant morn as the waves that rippled 

•Heath a calm and gentle breeze 
A sh-ip set sail v/ith a cargo laden 

For a port beyond the seas 
There were sweet farewells and kind words spoken 

While a form they yet discerned 
Though they knev/ it not, 'twas a sad, sad parting 

Of the ship that never returned 

Chorus — - 
Did she never return? Fo, she never returned 

And her fate is yet unknown 
Por ;/ears and years there were loved ones waiting 

For the ship that never retitrned. 

2 
Said a feeble youth to Ms anxious mother 

I must cross the wide, wide sea 
They say perchance in a foreign climate 

There is health and strength for me 
A ray of hope 'mid a maze of danger 

And her heart for her youngest yearned 
She sent him forth with a smile and a blessing 

In the ship that never returned 

Chorus :- 

3 

Only one more trip, said a gallant captain 

As he kissed Ms weeping wife 
Only one m.ore bag of the golden treasure 

That sh-all last us all through life 
Then we'll settle down in a cosy cottage 

To enjoy the rest I*ve earned 
But ale,s, poor mani he sailed commander 

Of the sMp that never returned 

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PATKER'S SOITGS 

KI TTY MUTJIEE 

(Ifcther learned this of Hattie lllis, then of Cape Jelllson, )- 
(when she visited here with Aunt B"ell a^bout 1878. MLss ) . 

(Ellis's mother, whose name was also Hattie, was Grandmother) 

(Kneeland's niece which goes to prove that if you. investi-) 

(gate long enough you will find that sooner or later we find) 
(oiiTselves related to more or less ever3/on|fe in the cornmunity) 

1 
The moss-rose is "budding, the peach is in "bloom 

And the daisy is peeping so sly 
The spider has got his first web in the loom 

And sitteth athwart of the fly 
The hlue-bird is telling its love to its dear 

' Twill, "build its nest in this tree 
And all things are telling that springtime is near 

But Oh, it is winter for me J 

Chorus 

But Ohi It is winter for me 

My heart's like the wild raging sea 
I dare not caress, her lips may not press 

Bu.t. darling.,-, I love thee, sweet Kitty ^xmee 

2 
Her face, like the sunshine, no lilj^ more fair 

But pure as the rose from the "bud 
Her voice like the flute, "but those waves in her hair 

They speak of the taint in her "blood 
I m^ust not, I dare not--But list to her voice 

Cease, tirdling, till Kitty is done 
My heart, fiercelj"- "beating, shall do her no wrong 

My mother '11 not "blush for her son 

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3 

. She's under my window, there's love in her eyes 
I reel as if drunken with wine 
I'd leap to her feet were I up in the skies 

Could I "but caress her as mine 
But some"body's darling my Kitty will "be 

Some lover will ^ndn her too soon 
"Will gather the sweet rose that "blooms not for me 
.Farewell to my gentle quadroon 

Chcrus:- 

(When IVed Porter "built for Father what we now call the "old" 

("barn — in 1879--hc used to sing this song to Kit, then a lit- 

(tle toddler of. four years, who, however, didn't seem, to "be . 

(much impressed as she used to go aTjout singing:- 

( "I look away across the sea 

( Where Ifenson George prepared for me" 



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MTHER *S SOmS 

LOKEM 

-(Anna Colson used to sing this when she gave "F* E, K, music )- 
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1 
The years roll slowly Toy, Lorer^ 

The snow is on the grass again 
The sun*s lew down the skj'-, Lorena 

The frost gleains where the flowers h^ve "been 
But the heart "beats on as warnily now 

As when the suKurier days were nigh 
The sun will never dip so low 

A-do^^Ti affection* s cloudless sky 

The. sun will never dip so low 

A-dcwn affection's cloudless sky 

2 
An hundred months have passed, Lorena 

Since last I clasped your h^nd in mine 
And felt your pulse "beat fast, Lorena 

But mine "beat faster, far, than thine 
An hundred months — ' T\".'as flowery Ifey 

When up the hdlly slopes we'd climb 
To watch the dying of the day 

And hear the village church-tells chime 

To watch the dying of the day- 

And hear the village church-tells chime 

5 

We loved each other then, Lorena 

More th^n we ever dared to tell 
And what might v/e h^ve been, Lorena 

Had tut our loving prospered well 
But all is past, those j'-ears are gone 

I'll not call tack their shadcv/y forms 
I'll say to them:- Lost years, sleep on- 

"Sleep on--ncr heed life's pelting storms 

I'll say to them:- Lost years, sleep on- 

Sleep on — nor heed life's pelting storms 

^ 4 

We've passed youth's golden glow, Lorer-a 

Those days are v/ith the eternal past 
Our heads v/ill soon lie low, Lorena 

Life's tide is etting out so fast 
But there's a future — Oh, thank God 

Of life this is so small a part 
'Tis dust to dust teneath the sod 

But there, txp there, 'tis heart to heart 

*Tis dust to dust teneath the sod 

But there, up thjere, 'tis heart to heart 

-(Anna Colson is now the wife of Captain James Butman. Her )- 
(trother. Captain Altert Colson of BrookljTi, called here to-j. 
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95 
M THEIR *S SOIJIGS 

WE IJET, 'TWAS IN A CROWD 

1 

We met, *twas in a crowd 

And I thought he would shun me 
He came, I could not speak 

Por his eyes v/ere upon me 
He spoke, his words were few 

And his look was unaltered 
I knew how much he felt 

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2 
I wore m^r tridal dress 

And I rivalled its whiteness 
Bright gems v/ere in noy hair 

How I hated their "brightness 
He called me by my name 

As the "bride of another 
Oh, thou hast "been the cause 

Of this anguish, my mother 

3 

And once again we met 

And a fair girl was near hiim 
He smiled, and whispered low 

As I once used to hear him 
She leaned upon his arm. 

Once • tv/as mine and mine only 
I wept, "but I deserved 

To "be wretched and lonely 

4 
How she will be his "bride 

At the altar he'll give her 
The love that was too pure 

Por a heartless deceiver 
The world may think me gay 

But ifea my grief I will smother 
Since thou hast "been the cause 

Of this anguish, my mother 

5 
Parewelli Farewell to thee 

This heart can "but cherish 
Porgive, forgive me now 

Ete I lie down and perish 
"When you kneel upon my grave 

And your feelings you smother 
Forgive, as I do now 

Forgive my poor mother 



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yATEE TR'S SONGS 

THR 7IA G_ 0!F TR^ FKEli! 

(This used to "be much sung in the Searsport High School when)- 
(P. E« K. was a pupil there. ) 

1 
Let Englishjnen shout for Victoria their Queen 

Let Russians hurrah for their Czars 
Let Irishmen fig?it for their Toanner of green 

But we for the Stripes and the Stars 
The Red, White and Blue is the T'lag of the "Free 

Its colors v/ere caught from the sky 
Ho people on earth so happy as we 

With our riag and ovr I'ourth of Julj"- 

2 
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Equal rights and protection for all 
Proa far-off Alaska to Florida's strand 

All races, the great and the small 
Behold how they're crov/ding our generous shores 

Prom every isle of the sea 
Porsaking their firesides, farms and stores 

Por a home in the Land of the Pree 

3 

They're coming "by thousands en every hand 

The cause of our greatness to see 
Columbia's reply doth resound through the land 

God's Word and the Land of the Pree 
How oft have the foem.en that banner assailed 

And lightnings of war rent the air 
But the storms have abated and Preedom prevailed 

And cut glorious Plag is still there 

4 

Our "banner vathstood the Rebellion's fierce strife 

In its seam^ not a rent nor a scar 
And proudly it floats o'er the Forth and the South 

The Union is stronger than war 
Let Englishjnen shout for Victoria their Queen 

Let Russians hurrah for their Czars 
Let Irislimen fight for their banner of green 
JBut we for t?ie Stripes and the Stars 



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97 

MTH EH'S SOTOS 

THE SPANISH CAVALIER 



1 
A Spanish Cavalier stood in Ms retreat 

And on Ms guitar played a tune, dear 
The riusic so sweet they'd oft-times repeat 
The blessings of niy country- and you, dear 



Choriis 

Say, darling, say< When I'm far away 

Sometimes you will tMnk of me, dear 
Bright, sunny days will soon fade away 

Remember what I say and te true, dear 



2 

I'm off to the war — To war I must go 
To fight for my country and you, dear 

But if I should fall, in vain I would call 
The "blessings of my country and you, de6.r 

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3 

When the war is o'er to you I'll retxirn 
Back to my country and you, dear 

But if I "be slain you may seek me in vain 
Upon the battle-field you nay find me 

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98 

EA.THEH* S_SOTGS 

THE O U WOGEEIT ROCKER 

-(This song was "introduced" into Porter District by Miss )- 

 (Ines Iflorse cf Dixmont v/hen she taught the school here in )• 
(-about- 1885 to 1887. She boarded at ?elker's and had Jim ) 
(very much on a "string". Later, v;hen she Inad droi:!ped both) 
(the school and James E. , Mother," to "devil" him, began ) 

(singing this in Ms presence. ' Jim looked at her, snorted,) 
(and exclaimed rather pettishly:- "Yes, That Old Dixmont Eocker)F 
(UoTivadays, v/e v/ould say tliat Mother "got his goat" . I 

1 
There it stands in the corner v/ith its back to the wall 

The old wccden rocker, so stately and tall 
With naught to disturb it but the duster or broom 

Por now no- one uses tlnat back parlor room 
Oh, how well I remember in days long gone by 

How we stood by that rocker, dear sister and I 
As we listendd to the stories that our Grandma v/ould tell 

By the old wooden rocker we both loved so well 

Chorus 

As she sat by the fire, she would rock, rock, rock 

And she heard but the tick of the old brass clock 
Eighty years she had sat in that clnair grim and tall 

The old wooden rocker that stands by the wall 

2 

If that clnair cculd but speak. Oh, the tales it would tell 

How dear, noble Grandpa in fierce battle fell 
*Neath the Stars and the Stripes he fought bravely and true 

He cherished Ms freedom, the red, wMte and blue 
It could tell of bright days and cf dark ones beside 

Of the time when dear Grandma stood forth as Ms bride 
TMs is why we all love it, that old chadr grim and tall 

The old vv'ooden rocker t^^t stands liy the wall 

Chorus :- 

3 

But dear Grandma is gone and her stories are done 

Her cMldren have followed her, yes, one by one 
They have, all gone to meet her in the sweet bye and bye 

And now no- one's left but dear sister and I 
Nevermore will we Mde her gold "specs" or her cap 

H"everm.ore v/ill we tease her wMle taking her nap 
Nevermore v/ill she slumber in that clnair grim and tall 

The old wooden rocker that stands by the v/all 

Chorus :- 

-(As long as I have spoken of Jim Pelker I am going to note )- 

 (here that he died of cancer of the face and throat four or )  

(five weeks ago in Massachusetts -(Hudson or Iferlboro*?)- ) 

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99 
MTHER'S SON GS 

TWEFTY YEARS AGO 



1 
I've wandered to the village, Tom, I've sat "beneath the tree 

Upon the schoolhouse pla,ying- ground which sheltered you and he 
But none were there to greet me, Tom, and few were left to know 

Who played with us upon the green, some twenty years ago 

2 
The grass is just as green, dear Tom, bare-footed boys at play 

Were sporting just as we did then, with spirits just as gay 
But the life-ster sleeps upon the hill which, coated o'er with snow 

Afforded us a sliding place, just twenty years ago 

3 
The river's running just as still, the willows on its side 

Are larger than they were, dear Tom, the stream appears less 
But thjs grape-vine swing is ruined now, where once we play/wide 
And swung our sweet- hearts, pretty girls, just /ed the beau 

/twenty yea.rs ago 
4 
The spring that bubbled 'neath the hill, close by the spreading 
 Is very low, ' tM^'as once so high that we could almost Aeech 
And kneeling do^A-n to get a drink, dear Tom, I started/reach 
To see how sadly I had clianged since twenty years ago /so 

5 
Fear by the spring, upon an elm, you know I cut your name 

Your s'weethjeart's just beneath it, Tom, while you did mine 
Some heartless wretch has peeled the bark, ' tis d5.T.ng /the same 
Just as the one whose name you cut died tv/enty/^ure but slew 

/years ago 
6 
My lids have long been dry, dear Tom, but tears came to my eyes 
When I thought of her I loved so well, those earlj^ broken ties 
I visited the old church- yard and carried flowers to strew 
Upon the graves of those we loved, some twenty years ago 

7 
Some are in the ch^lrch-yard laid, some sleep beneath the sea 

But few are left of our old class, excepting you and mo 
And when our time shall come, dear Tom, and we are called to go 

I hope they'll lay us where we played, just twenty years ago 

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-(I suppose this song has been sung by several succeeding 
(generations. It was much in vogue when I was a "kid" in 
(the Porter District. School and I remember t?iat we boys used 
(to contemplate with awe the possibility that we should ever 
(be so old as to make its words a reality to ourselves* It 
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100 

MTEER'S SO^GS 

THE on) AEM-CBAIE 



1 
My grandmother she, at the age of eighty- three 

Became ill one day and quickly died 
And v/hen shs was dead her Will of course v/as read 

By the lawyer as we stood side by side 
To my "brother^ it was found she had left a hundred pounds 

To my sister the same I do declare . .^. 

But when it came to me the lawyer said, I see 

She has left you her old arm chair 



Chorus 

Hov.' they, tittered, how they chaffed 

How my brother and my sister laughed 
When they hea,rd the lawyer declare 

Granny* d only left to me her old arm cliair 



2 

I thought it hardly fair, still I said I did not care 

And in the evening took the chair away 
The neighbors at me laughed, .my brother at me chaffed 

And said- It v/ill be useful, Jo Ion, some day 
When you settle down in life, take some girl to be your wife 

You will find it very useful, I declare 
On a cold and frosty night, when the fire is burning bright 

You can sit in your old arm chair 

Chcrus:- 



3 

One night the cliair fell do^vn and en picking it up I foiind 

That the seat had fallen out upon the floor 
And there before my eyes, I saw to my surprise 

A lot of notes — -three thousand pounds or more 
Wlien my brother heard of thj-s, the. fellow, I confess 

Went nearly"- mad with rage and tore his hair' . 
But I only laughed at him and said unto him, John 

Don't 3'-ou wish you*d Inad the old arm. chair 



-(This used to be one of the "popular" songs of Porter Dis- )• 

(trlct. Mother says it was much sung by the "Cunningham- ) 

(boys". Of these "boys" llelvin and Dustin are now well ) 

(up in the sixties-~-Henry is dead. ) 



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TATE ER'S SOITGS 

mU M'GIHTY 



Soonday marnin* just at nine, Dan McGinty, dressed so fine 

Shtood Icokin' up agin a high stone wall" 
Whin his j^oujig friend, Pat McCann, Siz, Oi»ll bet a foiver, Dan 

Oi kin carry yez to the top without a fall 
So on his shoulders he took Dan and to climb the lad began 

An* 'tv/as very near he did to rache the top 
Whin McGintj'-, th-inkin* thin, that the foiver he would win 

Let go his hould an* tuk an awful drop 

Chorus —  
Down wint McGinty to the "bottom of the wall 

And tho* he won the foive 
* Twas more dead he was than alive 

Wid ribs an* nose an* back broke from the fall 

Dressed in his best shoot of clothes   

Prom the hospital McGinty. went home, when they*d fixed ache 

To find he was the father av a choild /broken bone 

So to celebrate it roight, Friends he v-dnt out to invoite 

And soon viras dhrinkin* whusky fast and woild 
As he wandered down the strata, in his Soonday shoot so nate 

Wid head hould up as proud as John the Great 
In the sidewalk was a hole, for to resave a ton av coal 

That McGinty never saw till Joost too late 

Chorus 

Down wint- McGinty to the bottom of the hole 

And the driver av the car-r-t 
Bedad, lie gave the coals a star-r-t 

An* it tuk us an hour to dig 1/IcGinty from the coal--- 
Dressed in his best shoot av clothes ..... 

3 

When McGinty, thin an* pale, wan foin day got out of jail 

He wid love to say his bhoy was nearlj'' woild 
To his house he quickly ran, an* to his 'Adfe--liis birdy Ann 

.But she had skipped the rope an* tuk the choild 
Then he gave up to despair, and plucked all his. ripest hair 

Then in an hour, he stood by the river shore 
An* knoY/in* well he cud not ST,vim, he did foolishly jump in 
Although water he had never tuk before 

Chorus 

Down' wint McGinty to the bottom Of the say 

An* he must "be very wet 
For they havn* t got him yet 

But his ghost is at the dock ivery marn at break of day 
Dressed in his best slioot av clothes 



-(The above is as the song was printed in the"Few York lfe,il )- 
(and Express" in the Pall of 1889, when it was being sung at) 
(the Fourteenth Street Theatre, Kew York, by Pox and Conroy.) 
(It was written by John Chenevix Fox who claimed that it was) 

(foimded on an incident that befell hJ-rn in Boston, At least ) 
(one verse is missing where he went "down to the jail" ) 



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WHAT MKES l/I? FATHER STAY SO LOHG 

Mother learned this of Aiaanda Stineon during the earlj'- days 
of the OiTil War. She was a sister of Alfred E. Stinson 

of Uorth Searsport, they being children of Joseph Stinson, 
who lived on the south-eastern side of the l^larsh Stream 
about one half mile below the bridge near which "old" Eben 
Seavey -(father of the Eben of ray boyhood)- had his eaw-mill) 
and about a quarter of a mile above where Hervey Partridge 
nov/ lives. There used to be a sort of Stinson- ville in 
that locality* as Preston Stinson lived on the farm which 
he subsequently sold to Aunt Mary Ifeitthews when she was Mrs 
Thomas Bretherick • — she later sold it to Uncle Nelson 
Staples about 1867 ■'■^-, and his brothers Graham and Brad- 
bury lived on the old- home farm of their father, William 
Stinson, which during my boyhood was ovmed and occupied by 
Ereenan Partridge. The house now standing on the Freeman 
Partridge place was built by Graham and Bradbury Stinson. 
William Stinson was not only the father of Graham, Bradbury 
Preston and Joseph, but he bore the additional distinction 
of being the husband of "Aunt Billy" Stinson to whom Mother 
likens a certain lady of my acquaintance by saying that:- 
"She washes every day, like "Aunt Billy" StinsonI " What 
used to be the- farms of TJncle Nelson Staples, Aunt Ifery 
llktthews, and Joseph Stinson, are now all comprised in the 
farm of Hervey Partridge. Amanda Stinson carried Lorenzo 
Jones of Brooks, where she died a year or tv/o ago as a re- 
sult of a fall in her own house. F. E. K. 8/24/16 



1 
What makes my father stay so long 
 Away from you and I 
You said he would again return 

Mother, what makes you cry 
Mother, what makes you cry 



2 
Six months you said he would be gone 

And leave us here alone 
And by the winter's snow and rain 

Six months have passed and gone 
Six months have passed and gone 



3 
Where is his fine and gallant ship 

You took me once to sea 

Our colors were the Stars and Stripes 

The Flag of Liberty 
The Elag of Liberty 



4 
Mother, I well remember him 

He took me on his knee 
Here are the birds and shells he brought 

Across the distant sea-- -Across the distant sea 



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WHAT mKES IflY FATHER SlkY SO LOIyTG (cont'd ) 



5 

Idbther, me thinks I see him now 

He waves "both hat and liand 
His last words were--(xcd tless you "both 

As we stood on the strand 
As we stood on the strand 



6 

And other ships are coming in 
Leaving their white wavar foam 

When will my father's ship return 
And when will he come home 

And when will he come home 



7 
Your father tarries long, my chJ.ld 

Across the distant main 
And to his home and family 

He will ne'er return again 
He will ne'er return again 



8 
Ycvjc father's sMp, my gentle hoy 

Has sunk "beneath the wave 
There is a "bright and shining sea 

Sweeps o'er your father's grave 
Sv/eeps o'er your fa,ther's grave 



9 
What makes you cry so, mother dear 

Sh^ll I ne'er see him more 
Or will the deep and watery grave 

The dead no more restore 
The dead no more restore 



10 

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This ea,rth has left to me 

There is a home in yonder sky 
Where we may happy "be 

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EATHEB*S SOHGS 

WT FOR JOE 

(This is another of the songs which ITellie Stiles used to )■ 
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1 
Joseph Baxter ±s rxiy name - 

lity- friends all call me Joe 
I*m up to every sort of game 

And everything I know 
I once was green as green could "be 

I suffered through it, though 
How if they try it on with me 

I tell them:- Hot for Joe 

Chorus--- 
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Hot for Joseph if he knows it 
Hot for Joe, Hot for Jce 

Hot for Joseph, Oh, dear. Ho 

2 

A friend of irdne down in Pall lidall 

The other night said:- Joe 
I'll introduce you to a girl 

You really ought to know 
She's a widow you should try and win 

It would "be a good ir^tch for you 
She's pretty and got lots of tin 

And only forty- two 

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105 
EA THERMS SOIJTGS 

0' GRADY* S GOAT 



1 

O'gradj- lived in Shanty Row 

The neighbors often said 
They wished that he would move a^^-ay 

Or that his goat was dead 
He kept the neighborhood in fear 

And children alvra.ys vexed 
They could not tell just v/hen nor v/here 

That goat would turn up next 

Chorus 

ITow you can "bet your coat 

That if there's fun afloat 
Or if there's any divilment 

You'll find 0' Grady's goat 
With rocks and guns and knives 
l&d husband's and their wives 
Have tried 'most all their lives to find 

And kill 0» Grady's goat 

2 

Mike Doyle was courting Biddy Shea 

And standing at the gate 
They were just about to kiss 

Each other sl3'- and swate 
They came together like two rams 

And mashed their noses flat 
They never speak as they pass by 

0' Grady's goat done th^t 

3 

The widow Casey stood one day 

The dirty clothes to rub 
When suddenlj"- she took a dive 

Head- foremost in the tub 
She lit upon her back and yelled 

As she was laid out flat 
Go get your guji and shoot that baste 

0' Grady's goat done that 

4 
Pat Ryan's wife himg out the clothes 

Upon the line to dry 
She went to take them in at night 

But stopped to have a cry 
The sleeves of two red flannel shirts 

That once were worn by Pat 
Were chjewed off almost to the neck 

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mTHSR'S SOITGS 

0»GEADY»SGOAT— - (cont'd) 



5 

The folks in Grady's neighbor hood 

All live in fear and fright 
They deem it certain death to go 

Around there after night 
And in their sleep they see a form 

Upon the air afloat 
And wake themselves by shouting out 

Look-out for Grady's goat 

Chorus:- 

6 

One winter's morning when the snow 

Lay deep upon the ground 
Men, v/omen, children in a crowd 

Were sad and gathered 'round 
The form of one cold, stark and dead 

And sticking dovm his throat 
Was Ife-g McGinty's "bustle fast 

That ended Grady's goat 

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HE IS SLEEPIUG IN THE KLOEDIKE VAI^S TOITIGHT 



1 
One day I sav; a gallant sliip departing 

. Priends and sweet- hearts waved a good- "bye from the shore 
But the m.erry scene- it "bore a tinge of sadness 

Por among the throng there's one we'll see no more 
In the crowd there stood a woman lone and lonely 

Por against her Vydll her "boy had taken flight 
Tempted Tsy the wealth untold, to a land that's decked with 
He's prospecting in the Klondike vale tonight /gold 

Chorus 

In far-away Alaska v/here the Yukon river flows 

Where the mighty toulders stand 'mid wealth and might 
With fortune there untold, in a grave that's decked with 

He is sleeping in the Klondike vale tonight /gold 

2 

On the shore each day an anxious throng was waiting 

Por tidings of the ones they loved so well 
When a message came it cast a glow of sorrow 

'Twas the saddest story ever tongue could tell 
Some had wealth "but in their joy was mingled sadness 

As they told how many perished in the fight 
One a lad eo "brave and "bold, in a grave that's decked with 

He is sleeping in the Klondike vale tonight ' /gold 

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7A THE RMS SOEGS 

MDSOHIEY'S BEAUTIFUL T^INS 



1 

Arrahi Mrs. IfcSorley had fine pijrty twins 

Two fat little divils they were 
With squalling and "bawling from morning till night 

They v/culd" deafen yen I do declare 
By my soul, 'twas a caution, the way they would scream 

Like a blast from a fisherman's horn 
Said McSorley, - Not one "blessed hour have I slept 

Since those two little divils were "born 



Chorus--" 
With the"beer and the whiskey the v/hcle blessed night 

Faithi they couldn't stand up on their pins 
Such an illegant time at the cliristening we had 

Of McSorley' s most "beautiful twins 



2 
Said ¥srs» EcSorley-A .christening we'll have 

Just to give me two dar lints a name 
Faithi v/e will, said McSorlej^ siire som.e they must get 

Something grand, to "be sure, for the same 
Then for Godmothers -Kate and Ifeg lilarpliy dtocd up 
- And for Godfathers ca.me ' the two PljTins 
Johanna Jferia, Ignatius O'l&ra 

Were the names that they christened the'tv/ins 

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When the christening vvras over the company "began 

With good whiskey to fill up their skins 
And the neigh"bors came in just to v/ish a good luck 

To McSorley' s most "beautiful twins 
When old lirs. Hullins had drank all her punch 

Faithl she hardly could stand up at all 
She fell fla,t on her stomach on top of the twins 

And they set up a murdering squall 

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4 
Then Mrs. McSorley jumped up in a rage 

And she threatened Mrs. Mullins's life 
Said old Daddy Mullins, I'll bate the first man 

Tliat dare la.y a hand on me Vvlfe 
The McGanns and the Googans they had an old grudge 

And Mag Mirph;^ pitched into the Plj-nns . 

They fought like the devil, turned over the "bed 

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PATE ER^S SOITGS 

ODD EEL L0 W5 BA LL 

1 
I met my friend Patsy McKenna 

One evening on WasMngton street 
Said he to me- Hi, Ti mm.y Do clan 

Here's a ticket v/ill give you a treat 
So I took the card that he _offered 

• Tv/as not very large, * twasn't, small 
And it read — Admit a gent and a lady 

To the party at Odd Fellows Hall 

2 ' 
I paid fifty cents for the ticket 

Tlien called on Miss Bridget McCann 
She said she would go to the party 

For I was an illegant man 
We went down. and_ jumped in a her die 

The driver says where slmll I call 
Said I,, in a dignified rranner 

You may take us to Odd Fellows Hall 

3 

McKenna he was floor director 

He wore a green "badge on his chest 
With a pink necktie tucked in his shirt-front 

Begotsi he was handsomely dressed 
So when he waltzed off v»dth Miss Bridget 

Sure and I wasn't in it at all 
But says I to me self- Pat McKenna 

There is more than- one man in this hall 

4- 
I waited till it was all over 

Then up to him "boldly I goes 
Says I tc him--Patsy IfcKenna 

SayJ where did you hire them clothes 
You're a liar, says Pat, in an instant 

Says I,, what's that word that you call 
And the next . minute . me and McKenna 

Was a scrappin' in Odd Fellows Hall 



5 
IText morning Toefore Justice Duffy 

McKenna and- me were "brought in 
Tin dollars, says he, or tin days, sir 

And m.e and Pat hadn' t the tin 
So we took a short trip down the har"bor 

Begc"bs4 v/e were feeling quite small 
And we stayed for tin days on Deer Island 

For .scrappin' in Odd Fellows Hall 



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MISTE R BOOIgY 

-(Words Ijy Wir. Jerome. Music Toy Jean Schwartz. Published by )- 
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1 

There is a Rian that*s known to all, a rnan of great renovrn 
A man v/hoss name is on the lips of everyone in town 

You read about hira every day, you've heard Ms name no doubt 
And if he. even sneezes they will get an extra out 

Chorus:-Pcr lister Dcoley, for Mster Docley 

Tlie grea.test- man the country ever knew 
Quite diplomatic and democratic 
Is lister Dooley, ooley, ooley,oo 

2 
Napoleon had an army of a. .hundred thousand m.en 

He. marched them. up the hill and then he marched them dovni 
When they were up, wh^y they, were up, on th^at 1*11 bet a /again 
And tho' ITapoleon. marched them up- -Who was it called /Zhemm 
' , . /them down 

Chorus:-»Tvvas Mister Dooley, * twas Mister Dooley 
He always Imew a little parle. vou 
With Boni Par tee, a la IcCarty 

Was Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

3 

This country never can forget, forget we never will 

The J) v/ay the boys at San Juan they v/ent chjarging up the hill 

Though Teddy got the credit of that awful bloody fray 
The hero who.deserved.it and the man who saved the day 

Chorus:- *Twas Hfcster Dooley, 'twas Mister Dooley 
like a locomotive up the hill he flew 
Who drove the Spaniards back to the T^njrards 
* Twas Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

4 
ITow wireless telegraphy is cutting quite a dash 

And messages across the sea are sent now like a flash 
With all the great, inventors it 1ms r;mde an awful hJLt 

And, but few of. them acknowledge that the mian invented it 

Chorus:-Was Mister Dooley, lister Dooley 

To Edison he taught a thJ.ng or two 
A young lar CO ni, eats mjacaroni . 

Along vidth Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

5 ' ' 
Of Washington you*ve heard the tale about the cherry tree 

In fact it seems to be a part of Yankee Mstory 
Who cut that tree? his father said, and George began to cry 

Oh, father dear, said little George, I cannot tell a lie 

Chorus t-'Twas Mister Dooley, ffister Dooley 

His father said, now Georgie, is it true 
With meditation, was it Carrie Nation 
Or Mister Dcoley, ooley, ooley, oo 



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MISTER DOOLEY--- (cont'd) 



6 
Who settles all the labor strikes without a word or tlow 

And sees the_men.who work receive the right amount of dough 
Who causes them to arbitrate? who uses all the grease 

To keep the men of capital and labor both at peace 

Chorus:-It*s Mister Dcoley, Mister Dooley 

A man reporters like to interviev^r 
Who changed the manner of Ifercus Hanna 

Sure 'twas Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

7 
Of course you all remember the reception to the prince 

And ev'ry. one.who met hJ.m voted Henny was immense 
He said he had a bully time while he was over here 

And the only rran he ever met could beat him drinking beer 

Chorus: -Was Mister Dcoley, Mister Dooley 

.He drank more than the Germans they could brew 
The great adviser to Bill the Kaiser 
Is Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

8 
Columbus he came over here in four teen- ninety- two 

When Hew York was a vacant lot if history is true 
'Twas down at Castle Garden he first put his foot on land 

And as. he did the first one there to grab him by the liand 

Chcrusr-Vfes Mister Dcoley, Mister Dooley 

And he took him up Columbus. Avenue 
With head uncovered, said -- we're discovered 
Did Mister Dooley, ooley, ooley, oo 

9 
The great "Pour Hundred" haven't any leader, so it seem.s 

They want a, rna.n to show them how to eat their cakes and creams 
It once Y/as Ward IfcAllister who led the merry pace 
And -they claim there's only one man who can ever take his 

/place 
Chorus:-It's Mister Dooley, Mister Dooley 

Who writes the jokes for Chauncey M. Depew 
It seems that Chauncey took quite a fauncy 

To the Jokes of Mister Dcoley, ooley, ooley, oo 

10 

A doctor in this city once his business it was bad 
His name it was unlmown, for not a customer he had 

But now. his name is famous, his success it is assured 

Just through, a certain party that this certain doctor cured 

Chorus:-' Twas Mister Doolejr, 'twas Mster Dooley 

That made the. doctor kno^wi to me and you 
For Doctor Munyon once cured a bunion 
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ROSil EO AEL JUXIET 
"(Bal thinks he picked up this classic ditjry at college)- 



1 
Come now and listen to my little song 

Of Romeo and Juliet 
CrilDl^ed out of Shakespeare and reeking with woe 

Poor Romeo and Juliet 
Ne'er v/as a story so m.ournful a,s th^at one 

If you have tears now prepare to get at them 
For Romeo's the thin one and Juliet's the fat one 

Poor Romeo and Juliet 



2 

I am the hero of this little tale 

I'm. Romeo, I'm Romeo 
I am that very susceptihle male 

I'm Romeo, I'm Romeo 
Ne'er was a lover dare do as I did 

When his best girl to Eternity slid-ed 
I drank cold poison and I suicid-ed 

I'm Romeo, I'm Romeo 



3 

I am the heroine of this tale of v/oe 

I'm Juliet, I'm. Juliet 
I am the maiden who mashed Romeo 

I'm Juliet, I'm Juliet 
Locked in a prison, no pick-axe to force it 

Nasty old hole, scarce room there to stand or sit 
I up and ja,'b'bed myself right through the corset 

I'm Juliet, I'm. Juliet 



4 
This of my story is the short and the long 

Of Romieo and Juliet 
TMs is the moral of my little song 

Of Romeo and Juliet 
Lovers, I warn you, always "he wary 

Don't "buy yoiir drinks of an a-pcth-e-ca-ry 
Don't staTi yourselves through the lef t- pul-mc-na-ry 

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THE WHITE HOUSE 

(This parodj'- on "The Bowery" appeared in the comic weekly ) 

("Truth" in 1896. Hal, then a toy of less than 14, no scon4 
(er got his eye on it than he began singing it to the tune 

(for which it was evidently intended although he didn't 

(wait for anyone else to make the discovery. People of a 
(l@,ter genera,tion may need to "be told that it is President 
(Cleveland who_ is supposed to be speaMng. 

1 
Oh, when I was elected last 

I 'ffas proud of ray record past 
I'olks wlic loved their country said 

That I should "fish" and "duck" instead 
But I was out for a deathless name 

There v/as the White House, power and fame 
But somehow things didn't go the same 
And I'll never go there any more 

Chorus 

In the White House, the White House 

I did such things and I said such things 
In the White House, the White House 

1*11 never get there any more 



2 

I h^d been there but a month or two 

When Lil'o'kalani hove in view 
In "Venezuela they raised a row 

That brought the cold sweat to my ample brow 
Then the finances began to fail 

Of public censure there came a gale 
And then I twisted the Lion's tail 

And I'll never go there any more 

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Then into Wall Street I took a dive 

I was in luck to get out alive 
The papers pounded roe on the neck 

Until they left ine a battered wreck 
The pool was "busted?-and out in the cold 

Was the Morgan Sjmdicate. v.dth all its gold 
"Get out of. the White House"- I was told 

And I'll never get there any more 

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(Verse number tv/o of course refers to the visit to the Unit-)- 
(ed States^ of the (then) Queen of the Hawaiians-Liliuokalani) 
(-or, as she was somewhat familiarly called- -Que e& "Lil"---») 
(Tlie allusion to "Venezuela was. regarding Cleveland's famous ) 
(note -(or that of Ms Secretary'- of State, Richard Olney)- ) 
(to the British Government, as a result of which they (or. it) 
(agreed to SLibmit to arbitration its differences over the ) 
(boundary between "Venezuela and British Guiana. The third ) 
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MTHEIR 'S SGKGS 

HIAmTEA 

-(Tl-iis is included "because of the fact that Hal used tc sing )- 
, (it so much. To Y* E. K. it alv/ays recalls the station of ) 
(Apizaco, Pue., Hexico, the junction point of the main line ) 
(of the Llexican Railroad and the "branch to the city of Puetla) 
(where, during a period of several years and on at least a ) 
(dozen occasions, he used to hear a broken do'OTi Mexican "beg-) 

(gar playing it on a very much "broken dovm. hand- organ cup-) 

(posedly' in the "belief that it v/as particularly adapted to ) 
(loosening the purse-strings of los araericanps on the pass- ) 
(ing trains. His rcachine certainly had the phthisic. ) 

1 

Oh, the moon is all agleam on the strea,m where i dream 

Here of ycu rny pretty Indian toaid 
While the rustling lea.ves are singing liigh a"bove us, overhead 

In the glory of the "bright sunimer's night in the light 
And the shadows of the forest glade 

I am waiting here to kiss 3/oxir lips so red 
There's a flood of melodies on the "breeze from the trees 

And of you. they breathe so tenderly 
While the woodlands all around are resounding your n^me 

Oh, my all in life is you, only you, fond and true 
And your o-ma forever- riore 1*11 "be 

Hear then this song I sing with lips afle,me 

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I am your ovm, your Hiawatha "brave 

lly heart is yours, you know, 
Lear one, I love you so 

Oh, Mnnehaha, gentle iraid, decide 
Decide, and say you'll "be 

My Indian "bride 

2 

In the tresses of your hair lies a snare. Love, it's there 

Where my heart a willing captive lies 
Oh, my winsome queen, I pray you'll hold it ever in your care 

In my little "birch canoe. Love, with you, just we two 
Down the stream of life in wedded bliss 

I would drift, sweetheart, with you, my lot to share 
When the "birds upon the wing, in the spring, gaily sing 

Of the green and golden summer-time 
liVhen the snows of early "/inter clothe the woodland in white 

Thenyour Hiawatha free, I will "be, and to thee 
Every thought of mine will e'er incline 

Hear then this song I sing to thee this night 

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AFTER THE B ALL 

(This was cne cf the popular songs of the ear l3'-"nine ties" )• 

(I remember that I found it all the rage v/hen I came up from) 
(the Tennessee Ii/Iountains for m.y vacation in July, ISQS.F.E.KJ 



1 
A 3.ittle maiden climbed an old iran's knee 

Begged for a story - Do, Uncle, please 
Why are you single, why live alone 

Have you no hahies, h^.ve you no home 
I had a sweetheart long years ago 

Hi/here she is now, pet, you soon shall know 
List to the story, I'll tell it all 

I "broke her heart, pet, after the "ball 



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After the "ball is over, after the "break of dawn 

After the dance is ended, after the stars are gone 
1/iany's the heart is aching, if you could read them all 

Iifeny's the hope tliat has vanished, after the ball 



2 

Bright lights were flashing in the grand 'ball-room 
Softly the music playing sweet tunes 
Here came my sweet- heart, my love, my own 
Bring me some water - Leave me alone 

When I returned, pet, there stood a man 
Kissing my sweet- heart, as lovers can 
Do'OTi fell the glass, pet, broken- that's all 
Just as raj heart was, after the ball 

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3 

Long yea.rs have passed, pet, i h^ve never wed 

True to my lost love, though she is dead 
She tried to tell me, tried to explain 

I would not listen, pleadings were vain 
One day a letter came from that man 

He was her brother, the letter ran 
That's why I'm lonely, no home at all 

I broke her heart, pet, after the ball ' 

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FATHER'S S0SG3 

tHH 30SG 0? AIL SOHGS 

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Although you've seen "The Active Boy" and laughed aflhe Cure^ 

You've never head the song I'm new going to sing 

•And if you will but listen", "I think it just the thing* 

2 
I stepped the other day at the Park, where, you knew 
They've got the penny hallads sticking up in a row 
The titles I read and, of course, so have you 
And if you will tut listen, I will sing them all to you 

■.. . #■-;.., 
3 
There was "Abraham's Daughter", "Going Out on a Spree" 

With "Old Uncle Snow" - "In the Cottage hy the Sea* 

"If your Foot is Pretty Show It" - "At lannigan's Ball" 

"And Ihy Did She leave Him" - "On the "Raging Canal" 

There iwas honnie "Annie laurie", with "The Jockey Hat and Tef^th- 
"I Don't Think l^ich of You"-"¥e Were Boys and Girls Togeth/er" 

"Do They Think of cae at Honje"- "I'm Af lea t-I'm Afloat" /er" 

"Don't Despise a Man Because he Wears a Bagged Coat" 

5 

"In the Days When I was Hard Up" - "With Ky Mary Ann" 
•My Johnny Was a Shoemaker" - "Or Any Other iBan" 

"The Captain With the isihisliers" - "And Annie of the Vale" 
"long with •Old Boh Bidley" - »T4iding on a i?ail" 

' ' 6  

"Bock Sfe to Sleep, Mother" - "Going 'Bound the Horn" 
"I'm Hot Itself At All" - "I'm a Bachelor Porlorn" 
•Jaothar, Is the Battle Over?" - *Wh*t Are the l&n Ahout?" 

"How Are ¥ou, Horace Greeley?" - "Dees Your Mother Know You're 

/Out? 

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There was an old sailer and he had a wooden leg 
T?o tohacoo could he "borrow, no tohacco could he "beg 

Another old sailer he had plenty of rocks 
And plenty of tebacoo in his old tehacco hoz 

Said the first old sailor - Will you give x&e a chew 
Said the second old sailer - I'll he d d if I do 

If you'd save up your xnoney and take c«»e of your rocks 
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LOVELY MRS. ;rOBHSOH 

lii^ III » » ^«— . i^ III ■!■ « — 

■>)At/ tha entertalnmants which vtr^ of frequent ocoTJurrenoe at 
v}th« Old Center Sehoolhouse* Edward K. Partridge and Allard 
jstaplee (in ceetuxce) used to take the part of Ik-* and ^a* 
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jboys" in the shape of rolxmteers whose principal efforts were( 
/directed towed looking ae disreputable as 90881^10-—^) oh* 
)ject attained by tiirning their coats and caps wrong side out 
)etc*, and otherwise appearing and acting as ridiculous as 
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1 
Oh, I have got a charzoing bride 

And with my wife I'm satisfied 
She's worthy all the world beside 

Is lovely Mrs* Johnson 

2 

Oh, I can manage any craft 

And keep things ship- shape fore and aft 
I'm just the boy to steer a raft 

And so is Mrs* Johnson 

3 
The life I lead is rather gay 

Around the town here all the day 
I generally at ten-piss play 

With lovely 26^8 • Johnson 

4 
X have tasted deep of wedlock's Joys 

I never mind the darlings* aoiee 
I'm dad to seventeen lovely boys 

And so is Mrs* Johnson 



POP— SOBS TBS WEAS3SI 

" 1 - 

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1!he iQonkey chased the weasel 
The priest he kissed the cobbler's wife 

PopI— goes the 4iM weasel 

"'2 ' ' 
Pirst he boT;ight a skein of thread 

And then he bought a needle 
And that's the way the money goes 

PopI — goes the weasel 

Queen Victoria's very sick 

And Sally' 8 got the laeasles 
And every tiioe the doctor eexnes 

PopI--gees the weasel 

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117 

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55IITHBR»S SOHGS 



I'LL mm m m^v oh a willow rosB 

(Thle song was mach sung sixty years ago-->Mother remsB^ere }• 
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1 

1*11 hang Biy harp on a willow tree 

I'm off to the wars again 
% peaceful home has no cha-mm for me 

The bAtleflell no pain 
The lady I lore will soon be a bride 

With a diadem on her brow 
0, why did she flatter my boyish pride 

She's going to leave me now 



2 
She took me away from roy warlike lord 

And gave me a silken suit 
I thought no more of my master's sword 

When I played on my master's lute 
She seemed to think me a boy above 

Her pages of low degree 
01 had I but lov'd with a boyish love 

It would have been better for me 



3 
Then, I'll hide in my breast every sslflsh care 

I'll flush my pale cheeks with wine 
When smiles awake the bridal pair 

I'll hasten to give them mine 
I'll laugh and I'll sing tho* my heart may bleed 

And I'll walk in the festive train 
And if I survive it I'll mount my steed 

And I'll off to the wars again 



4 
But one golden tress of her hair I'll twine 

In my helmet's sable plume 
And then on the field of Palestine 

I'll seek my early doom 
And If by the Saracen's hand I fall 

*l^d the noble and the brave 
A tear from my lady love is all 

I ask for the warrior's grave 



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118 
mTHER'S SOHGS 



KITTY QZYtSE 



0» who has not 8«©n Kitty Clyde 

She liTes at tha foot of tha hill 
In a 8ly little nock 

By the Tbabhling hroek 
That carrlee her father ♦« old mill 

0, who does not love Kitty Clyde 
That eunny-eyed, roey-eheeked laes 

With a sweat diispled ohin 
That looks roguish as sin 

With always a srsile as you pass 

---Chortis 

Sweet Kitty, dear Kitty 

1^ own sweet Kitty Clyde 
In a sly little nook 

By the bath ling brook 
Lives lay own sweet Kitty Clyde 

With her basket to put in her fish 

Svery morning -with line and a hook 
This sweet little lass 

Through the tall, heavy grass 
Steals along by the olear running brook 

She throws her line into the stream 
And trips it along the brook side 

0, how I do wish 
That I was a fish 

To be caught by sweet Kitty Clyde 

— -Chorus 

How I wish that I was a bee 

I*d not gather honey from flowers 

But I*d steal a dear sip 
Trom Kitty's sweet lip 

And QKike zny own hive in her bowers 
"(Last lines missing)- 



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(called one line or loore and felt sure that he would eventual) 
(ly reaieBiber the whole of it* I have taken up so siuch room) 
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119 

FATBBR'S BOmS 

BAE7L01 18 MLIEH 
-(See Hote on previoue page regarding Grandfather Kneeland* &g)- 

" ' ' 1 

Bail the day so long expected 

Bail the day of full release 
Zion*8 iraille are now erected 

And her watchmen putlish peace 
Through the Shiloh's wide dooiniona 

Hear the truicpet loudly roar 
Babylon ia fallen, ie fallen, is fallen 

Babylon ia fallen to riee no more , ... 

-(Third verse is given below — -)- 
(The second is missing* . . ) . 

Blow the triuigpet in Mount Zion 

Christ will come a eeconfltiias 
"Ruling with a rod of iron 

All who now as foes ooiift>ine 
Babel's garinents we've rejected 

And the wedge of golden ore 
Babylon is fallen* ie fallen, is fallen 

Babylon is fallen to rise no more . 



m-HA-RA-BA - BOOM-DE-AY 

(This is changing the subject with a vengeance but I want to 
(include this popular hit of the early nineties as sung by 
(Lottie Collins, a popular imsic hall artist in London at 
(that time, and of which— -while Mss Collins was in Quaran- 
(tine during the cholera scare of September, 1892, the "Hew 
(York World^ printed a parody reading as follows t- 
( "Lottie Collins down the Bay .- 

i Quarantining, so they say 
S'ore tc lose her two weeks payy I 

She mast feel all shades of gray* I 

A sweet Tuxedo girl you see 

Queen of swell society 
Pond of fun as fond can be 

When it's on the strict q.t, 
I'm not too young - I'm not too old. 

Hot too tindd -i,Hot too bold 
CTust the kind you^d like to hold 

Jiast the kind for sport I'm told 

- --Chorus-- - 
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120 

lATEEB'S SOHGS 



m-KA-KA-RA«-B001S-DE~AY 
{continued from ?• 119) 

I'm a 'blushing bud of innocence 

Pajia says at great expense 
The old icaide say I Mve no sense 

The young men say I'm jxx«t iKimense 
Before ay story I conclvide 

I wish It clearly xmder stood 
That though fond of fun I'm never rtide 

Though not too bad I'm not too good 

- — Chcriic 



(Tlie above song brings back mer^rlee of the yachting and fish-) 
(ing trip which Tred Kendall^ Otis Chessinanf *Gene Kmeeland, <) 
(Bert and I took down the Bay (Penobscot) while on vaatlon in ) 
(July, 1892, and during which we celebrated a (to us) some- ) 
(what thrilling incident by paraphrasing it as follows:- ) 
( "We lost cur topmast today . ) 

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I WISH I aiD A BASRZL 0? BUK 

(The following is one of the numerous "ditties" which George )- 
(Bowen was constantly singing when he was a yoxmg nan and we } 
(were children. ) 



I wish I had a barrel of rum 

And sugar three hxmdred pounds 
And a great big bowl to put it in 

And a spoon to stir it 'round 
I'd drink success tc the Searsport girls 

They are so mighty fine 
So over to see the Stockton girle 

To pass away the time 

I sing my humble ditty 

As from town to town I steer 
Like every honest fellow 

I drink my lager beer 
Like every honest fellow 

I take my whiskey clear 
I'm a roving wreck of poverty 

And the eon of a garabolier 

The son-c«-a, 8on-cf-a,8on-of-a, sen-ef-a 

Son-ef-a-gainbolier 
The son-ef-a good-for-nothing 

Son of a gacibolier 
Like every honest fellow 

I take my whiskey clear 
I'm a roving wreck of poverty 

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1 
As I walked along 

Tkrcvigh New York's gay throng 
I inet a young orphsm 

forgotten by God 
Although he was azoillng 

He wanted for bread 
Although he was eheerful 

He wished himself dead 

Chorus- — 
Cold blew the blast 

Down caise the snow 
lo home to shelter him 

Howhere to go 
Ho mother t© guide him 

In the grave she lies lev 
Out on the cold streets 

Lived poor little Joe 

2 
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With a lady inside 
She looked on Joe's face 

And saw that he cried 
He followed the carriage 

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Her own darling child 

— -Chorust- 

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The policeiran said 
As he looked on 7oe*8 face 

And saw he was dead 
His eyes turned to Heaven 

All eovered with snow 
Out on the cold streets 

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OTHER'S SOHGS 



HOIS OlFT YOim ROW 

1 

One Bultry day a farmer *c boy 

Vas hoeing in the field of com 
And anxiously had waited long 

To hear the welcome dinner horn 
The welcome call yitae heard at last 

And down he quickly dropped his hoe 
The farioer shouted in his ear 

Hoe out your rowl Hoe out your rowl 

2 
Although a hard one wae the row 

The farmer's pay but meagre hire 
The lad had worked from early morn 

And now had well begun to tire 
I can-- said he -- and manfully 

He seized again the fallen hoe 
The good man smiled well pleased to see 

The farmer's boy hoe out his row 

3 

The lad the text renesO^ered long 

And often proved the moral well 
That perseverance to the end 

At last will always nobly tell 
Take courage then — resolve you can 

And strike an earnest, vigorous blow 
In Life's great field of varied toil 

Hoe out your rowl Hoe out yotir rowl 



HDl YCUH Oira ROW 



1 
Avery many maxims under the sun 

Scarce worth preservation - but here, boys. Is one 
So sound and so eiuqple - 'tis worth while to know 

And all in a single line — Hoe your own row 

2 
A very many workers, known In my prizoe 

Some builders of houses, seme builders of rhjrme 
And they who have prospered have prospered I know 

By intent and meaning of — Hoe yoxu* own row 

3 " 

I*ve known, too, a good many — Idlers who said 

I've a right to my living -- the world owes me bread 
A rightl Lazy lubberl A thousand times ^o 
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TATEIfR*S SOIGS 



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(ten or twelre years old» ) 

1 
How swset the happy evening's close 
»Tis the hour of calm repose 

Goodnight I 
The SuEjmer winds have sunk to rest 

The Bacon, serenely "bright 
Unfolds her calm and gentle ray 
Softly now she seems to say 

Good-nightl 

2 

Those tranquil hours of social mirth 
Term the dearest links of earth 

Good-nightl 
Oh, could we ever feel as now - 

Our hearts with love up- raised 
And while our warm affections flow 
Hear in murmurs soft and low 

Good-nightl 

3 
Oh, how each gentle thought is stirred 
As we breathed the parting word 

Good-nightl 
And while each hand is kindly pressed 

Oh, may our prayers to Heaven 
With gentle fervor "be addressed 
l^r Hie blessing on our rest 

Good-nightl 



" THB WORST THIirG IVZR I IX?33E* 
(Listen to George Bowen's gentle plaint of bygone days)- 

The worst thing ever I done 

1^ "brother Cale"b done 
He set a pigeon trap for a quail 

And caught a blue- jay 
He pulled out all of his tail-feathers 

Excepting his wing- feathers- 
And let him go again 

And the blue- jay flew up toward Heaven crying 
Caleb! Caleb I What shall I do 

To be saved 



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"SAinCEE DOODIM 

■(In copying flather*e and Mother's and other Songs, I left this) 
(page vacant so that it would be available for any that might )- 
(be remerrbered at the Eleventh Hoixrl I do not know of any 
(better piirpoee for which the space can be used than for a 
(record of that old standby — Yankee Doodle — the words and de- 
(scrlption of the origin of which I take from Pages 18-19 of. 
("War Songs" published by Oliver Ditton & Co. in 1883 (?)• 

("Origin of Yankee Doodle.- — in the suminer of 1775, the Brit- 
(ish army, under coDmand of Abercrocibie, lay encan^ed on the 
(east bank of the Hudson river, a little south of the city of 
(Aikbany, awaiting reinforcements of Ttdlitiafrora the Eastern 
(States, previous to marching on Tlconderoga* During the 
(month of June these raw levies poured into camp, company af- 
(ter company, each man differently armed, equipped and accou-^ 
(tred from his neighbor, and the whole presenting such a spec 
(tacle as was never equalled, unless by the celebrated regi- 
(ment of merry Jack Falstaff, Their outrfe apToeara-rce furnish) 
(ed great amusement to the British officers. One Dr. Shami- 
(burg, an English eurgeon, composed the tune of Yankee Doodle 
(and arranged it to words, which were gravely dedicated to 
(the new recruits. The joke took, and the tune has come 
(down to this day. The original words, which we take from 
(Farmer and lucre's "Historical Collections", published in 
(1820, we have not, however, met with before in many years." 

1 

Father and T went down to camp 

Along with Captain Good- win 
And there we saw the men and boys 

As thick as hasty pudding 

---Chorus :- 

Yankee Doodle, Keep it up 

Yankee Doodle dandy 
Mnd the musie and the step 

And with the girls be handy 

2 

And there was Captain Washington 

Upon a slapping stallion 
And giving orders to his men 

I guess there was a million Chorus 

3 
And then the feathers on his hat 

They looked so tarnal fine-y 
I want-ed pes-kl-ly to get 

To give to my Je-nd-ma- — Chorus 

4 ' 

And there they had a swanqping gun 

As big as a log of ma-ple 
On a deu-ced lit- tie cart 

A load for father's cattle — Chorus 



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126 

PRETTY PHY3XIS GBAY 



1 
Pretty Phyllis lives alone irrith her father in the lane 

Where the elm trees make an arch acrose the vi&y 
And shjleld the little cottage from the eno'w-fall and the rain 

And the pretty "birds are warbling all the day 
And when I go to see her as the shades of evening fall 

And the lators of the summer day are o'er 
I seem to hear the rot ins in the orchard sweetly call 

Oh, Phyllis, here's your sweetheart at the door 

---Chorus- — 
Trie Bcng-fcirds sweetly sing of pretty Phyllis Gray 

They tell her of my true love all the day 
The nightingale its tune no more eings to the moon 

But calls the name of pretty Phyllis Gray 

2 

In the cottage in the lane you can hear the happy song 

Of Phyllis, charming Phyllis all the day 
And the cattle in the evening as they slowly pass along 

'Sry to get a smile from pretty Phyllis Gray 
Oh, she is a lovely pictxire with her eyes and cheeks aglow 

And the glint of sunshine gleaming on her hair 
Oh, the singing birds all love her and it is for her I know 

That the honeysuckle sweetens all the air ' 

- — Chojrust- 

3 

She has named the happy day and we'll shortly married be 

And live there in the cottage in the lane 
And I know s]:^'ll be a loving and a faitliful wife to me 

And our honeymoon will never, never wane 
To the daisies and the roses and the birds cur love we'll tell 

And the cattle as they down the meadow stray 
To the goldenrod and clover and the grasses in the dell 

When I'm wedded to my pretty Phyllis Gray 



-(The above, as well as "The Song of Other Days" on the succeed)* 
. (ing page, was written off for Mother by Gertrude Stiles twen-) 
(ty-odd years ago. "The Little Brown Church in the Vale", •) 
(also on the succeeding page, was a great favorite of Carrie ) 
(Stiles, who used to play an accompaniment to her singing of )} 
(it on the old organ of Mother's during her summer vacation ) 
(visits her© thirty-five or forty years ago I libther first ) 
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TATHER»S BOISGS 



THE 801!»G Of OTHER MYS 

1 
As T sit and dream in my solitude 

And into the firelight gaze 
I think of a dear, sweet old melody 

A song of other days 
*Tis linked with the love of bygone days 

Like a chain it seems to hind me 
As my thoughts go drifting and drifting away 

Till the present is far behind me 

Chorus- — 

'Tis only the verse of an old love song 

Tender and sweet and true 
* Tis the song that you used to love so well 

•Tis the one I sung for you 

2 

Oh, that summer night in the long ago 

Ahl *tiB "but a memory now 
The memory of what might have been 

If you had but kept your vow 
Ho- one could have loved you as I loved you 

Tlirough all these years of grief and pain 
And the sweet old song with its cadences low 

Bring the happy past back again 

- — Chorus :- 



THl LITTEE BEOTO CEDRCH II THB VAtS 



1 
There's a little brown church in the wildwood 

'So lovelier spot in the dale 
Ho spot is so dear to my childhood 

As the little brown church in the vale 

-— Chorus :- 
Oh, come to the chvirch in the wildwood 

Oh, come to the church in the vale 
^0 spot is so dear to my childhood 

As the little brown church in the vale 

2 

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3 
Close to the church In the wildwood 

Lies the one that I lov/-*d so well 
She sleeps, sweetly sleeps in the valley 
Disturb not her rest in the vale 

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127 
lA TERR'S SOUOS 

rag WHI TE SQtaLLI 

-{This song used tc b« a great favorite of ?red Kendall's and )- 
, (was (I l^elieve) inaeh sung during hie sea-faring days* He ) 
(sent this and "The Cumberland's Crew* to me from Oxford* Msss) 
(after returning there in Septensber* 1916* Following the ) 
("CuiiS>erland*s Crew* I have included a few verses of songs ) 
(and chantesrs which Fred used to sing but which he cannot no^) 
(remsxnber* 7ill Staples has promised to tAke me a set of s t 
(copies of sailors ' chanteys if he can locate some which he } 
(says are around his house* ) 

t i 

Oh, the sea was "bright and the harqtie rode well 

The breeze bore the tones of the vesper bell 
"Bras a gallant barque with a crew as brave 

As e'er was launched on the heaving wave 

--As e'er was launched on the heaving wave 
For the shone in the light of declining day 

Each sail was set and each heart was gay 
?or she shone in the light of declining day 

lach sail was set and each heat was gay 

—And each heart was gay 

2 
They neared the land where in beauty erailes 

The sunny shores of the Grecian isles 
All thought of home and the welcome dear 

That soon should greet each wand'rer's ear 

--That soon should greet each wand'rer's ear 
And in fancy joined in the social throng 

The festive dance and the joyous song 
And in fancy joined in the social throng 

The festive dance and the joyous song 

—And the joyous song 

3 
The Ihite Sqtiall glides through the azure sky 

Bark! Ihat means that despairing cry . 
Farewell the transient dreams of home 

' Tis the cry for help where no help can come 

•*-'Tfc« the cry for help where no help can come 
For The White Squall glides o'er the surging wave 

And the barque is gulfed in an ocean grave 
For the White Squall glides o'er the surging wave 

And the barque is gulfed in an ocean grave 

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-(ThlB of eours© recount* the deetruetion of tha Jf.K, "Cuaber- 
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(st«el raile ia»otect©d "Berrlmac*, to whloh tha Confederataa 
(had added a ram and re-named her the •Virginia "I The fol- 
( lowing day the re-named "MarriBac* eallied forth from :^or- 
(folk to finiah up the Federal Fleet- — and met the "Monitor" 
(and her finiah inatead! 

' 1 ' 

Oh» shipsaitea, come gather and join in nay ditty 
Of a terrible battle that • a happened of late 

Let each good Union tar ahed a sad tear of pity 

As they think of the once gallant Cumberland* a fate 

2" 

The eighth day of March told a terrible story 

And ii»ny a brave tar to the world bid adieu 
But our Flag it was wrapped in a can tie of glory 

By the heroic deeds of the Cvis&erland'a crew 

5 
On that ill-fated day about ten in the aiorning 

The eky it was eloudlesa and bright shone the sun 
When the drussa of the Cvunberland sounded a warning 

That told every aeasan to stand by hie gun 

4 

An iron-clfd frigate down on ue eaine bearizig 
And high in the air the base rebel flag flew 

The pennant of Treason ahe proudly was waving 
Detercdned to conquer the Cuinberland*8 crew 

5 
Then up *poke our Captain with stem resolution 

Saying*- Beys, by this monster now don't be dianayed 
We swore to maintain our beloved Constitution 

And to die for our Country we are not afraid 

6 
We'll fight for the IJiaien - Our cause it ia glorious 

To the Stars and the Stripes we will ever stand true 
We* 11 die at our quarters or conquer victorious 

Was answered with cheers by the Cumberland's crew 

7 

They foxight us three hotirs with stem resolution 
Till those rebels foimd c«inon would never avail 

For the flag of secession had no power to gall ua 

Though the blood from our scuppers it crimsoned the wave 

8 
She struck us amidships - Our plank ahe did sever 

Her aharp iron prow pierced our noble ship through 
As slowly she sank on that dark, rolling river 

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TBB GUMBBRIARP'S CBBW -(cont'd)) 

9 
Slowly they sank 'neath Virginia's waters 

Their roicee on earth will ne'er "be heard more 
They'll te wept t»y Coluntoia's brave sons and fair daughters 

May their blood be avenged on Virginia's shore 

■"' '" 10 

In that battle-stained grave they are eilently lying 

Their eouls have forever to earth bid adieu 
But !Qie Star Spangled Banner above them is flying 

It was nailed to the saast by the Cumberland's crew 

11 
Colusibia's sweet birthright of freedom's eoBumnion 

Thy Flag never floated so proudly before 
For the spirits of those who have died for cur Union 

Above its broad folds now exultingly soar 

12 
And when ovr sailors in battle asseslble 

God bless our dear Banner, The Hed, f^te and Blue 
Beneath its broad folds we'll cause tyrants to tresOjle 

Or we'll die at our guns - like the Cuiriber land's crew 



THB BUTTERIXY DUDB 



(This was one of the popular hits of well-nigh forty years )- 
(ago* I ren^ciber that it used to be sung by Fred Kendall ) 
(and Frank Crockett -(Tyler's son)- at a time when they aaay j 
(be said to have eschibited " some class * themselves — so far) 
(as (at that time) thoroughly up-to-date ^ess was eonoemedl) 
(iVed couldn't remeinber any more of- It than I have giveni ~) 

1 
Oh, the latest sensation* they say 

That the dude is the swell of the day 
He's all neck and collar- He'd wB.ke a anile l^ller 

He's tender as flowers In lay 
He* 8 a birdie that '• fond of his ease 

To get into his pants is a aqneeze 
And the ladies cry - iiaybel How aint he a baby 

He*d fall all apart if he'd sneeze 

Chorus— 
Oh, the dude, the butterfly dude 

The sweet-scented monkey - He's softer than honey 
Oh, the dude, the butterfly dude 

Sayl Did you ever "get on* to a dude 

2 
He's his mother's own dear little pet 

He can smoke a real strong cigarette- (B41» forgotten) 



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SAILORS* CHATSTTEYS 

- ( The following are parte of two chanteye which I used to hear)- 
(sung by Fred Kendall and Will Staples — when they were sea- ) 
(faring inen and at a tliae when a large proportion of the ) 

(yotmg inen of Seareport looked upon the sea as their natural ) 
(calling* I am not sure that even these extracts are correct} 

BLOTT TBI Wis VOim 

The Captain gires out the word of coBonand 

Then it* 8 To I Ho J Blow the raan down 
The Captain gires out the word of eontmand 

¥111 you give xas some tine to blow the man down 

ISTow when I say Haiti Then I want you to stand 

And lt*8 Tol Hoi Blow the ssan down 
"Sovr when I say Haiti Then I want jrou to stand 

Will you give ms some ti trie to blow the wenx down 

And 'Bhen I say Go I Then I want you to scoot 

And it*s Yol Ifel Blow the man down 
And when X say Go I Then I want you to scoot 

Will you give wo seme tims to blew the nan down 

For if you do not - You* 11 get the toe of my boot 

And it's Yol Hoi. Blow the man down 
For If you do not - You'll get the toe of no^ boot 

Will you give me sob© time to blow the man down 



HDMSTOLKD BOUHID 



We're homeward bound up Liverpool Sound 

Good-bye I Eare-ye-welll Good-bye I Fare-ye-welll 

We're homeward boimd up Liverpool Sound 

Three Cheers I :% Boys I We»re Homeward Boimd! 



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THE CHI CKADEE SCTG 

-(This and the two following scnge were long sirng to Helen by )- 
. (her Eiother each night as a p«tt of the regular order of ) 

(things — S.S they had been sung to Berliha by her mother in ) 
(the long ago. In fact, they were written off for Bertha by) 
(her mother the last tiiae she visited us in Brooklyn in Sep- I 
(teiEber, 1912« She died Augiist 6, 1913* -(in Dubuque, Iowa) 

1 

The ground was all covered with enow one day 

When two little sisters were busy at play 
And a snow bird was sitting close by on a tree 

And merrily singing his Chick-a-dee-dee 
Chick-a-dee-deel Ohick-a-dee-deel 

And merrily singing his Chick-a-dee-dee 

2 
He had not been singing this tune very long 

Sre Eadly heard him - so loud was his song 
OhI sisterl coine here te the window and see 

Here's a dear little bird singing Chiok-a-dee-dee 
Chick-a-dee-dee! Chick-a-dee-dee I 

Here's a de«r little bird singing Chick-a-dee-dee 

' ' 3 
Poor fellowl He walks in the cold and the sleet 

And has neither stockings nor shoes on his feet 
I wonder what cakes him so full of his glee 

He* a all the time singing his Chlck-a- dee-dee 
Chick-a-dee-doel Chlck-a-dee-deel 

He's all the time singing Ms Chick-a-dee-dee 

'" 4 ' 
Oh, Motherl Do buy him some stockings and shoes 

And a dear little frock - and a hat if he choose 
I wish he'd come into the parlor and see 

How warm we would rrake him- Poor Chick-a-dee-dee 
Chiok-a-dee-dee! Chick-a-dee-deel 

How warm we would make him - Poor Chick- a- dee- dee 

5 
The bird had flown down for some sweet crumbs of bread 

And heard every word little Emily said 
"What a figure I'd make in that dress, thought he 

And laughed as he warbled his Chlck-a- dee- dee 
Chick-a-dee-deel Chlck-a- dee- dee I 

And laughed as he warbled his Chiok-a-dee-dee 

6 
I'm grateful, said he, for the wish you express 

But have no occasion for such a fine dress 
I'd rather remain with ay little lioftis free 

Than to hobble about singing Chiok-a-dee-dee 
Chick-a-dee-dee! Chick-a-dee-deel 

Than to hobble about singing Chick-a-dee-dee 

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FAT HKR^S SOEgS 
THg GHICKADKE S01TO -(concl'd)- 



7 
There is One, my dear child, though I cannot tell who 

Has clothed loe already and witnsii enough, too 
Good M>rnlngl Oh, who are so happy ae we 

And he flew away singing his Chick-a-dee-dee 
Chick-a-dee-dee! Chick-a-dee-deel 

And he flew away singing his Chiek-a-dee-dee 



JIPPIE AID JIHMIl 



1 
Jipple and JlnnrfLe were two little dogs 

They went to ride on some floating logs 
The logs rolled over * The dogs rolled in 

They got very wet for their clothes were thin 



2 

Jippie and Jiimnle crept out ag4in 

They said - The water is full of rain 

Tliey said - The water is far from dry 
Ki-yil Kl-yil Ki- yi- yi- yi- yl I 



3 

Jippie and Jiamtie went shivering home 

They said - The water no laore we* 11 roam 

And we won* t- go to sail tmtil we know how 
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133 
?ATHER*S SONGS 

WHERE HAS H? IITTLS BASKET GOlOt 



1 

Where has my little "basket gone 
Said Clarlie "boy, one day 

I gueee some little boy or girl 
Has tken it a^my 



2 
And kitty, tool where has ehe gone 

Oh» dear I what ehall I do 
I wish I coiild roy "basket find 

And little kitty, too 



3 
1*11 go to Mother's room and look 

Perhaps she may be there 
Vor kitty likes to take a nap 

In Mother's eay chair 



4 
Oh, laftRinal S&mTTAl Con^ and look 

See whit a little heap 
¥^ kitty's in the basket here 

All cuddled down to sleep 



5 
He took the basket carefully 

And brought it in a minute 
And showed it to his mother desr 

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3g)TEgR'S rOBlS 

-(When we lived on the Steele Place in 1876, Uncle Tfeleon iwoe )- 
(a ireinber of Granite Grange, which net in Whltcorcb'e Hall, ) 
(Forth Seareport, and ran a co-operative store for the bene- ) 
(fit of its meidoerBt Uncle Heleon wae always telling ahout ) 
(the lew prices at this store. Mather got tired of it, with) 
(the result that she wrote this screed and hxing it, together ) 
(with a freshly»-fcaked pie, on Uncle kelson's door in a ifey- ) 
(hasketl Sext morning, "Uncle Helse* betook hisiself and the ) 
(poem to the stone-wall down in front of his house and, sit- ) 
(ting astride of same, carefully "plaed* his spectacles on ) 
(his "lovely nose», submitted it to a careful and long-drawn-) 
(out perusal, after which he went back to the house, showed ) 
(it to Aunt Lucy, and renarked:- "I don'tjn see who could have) 
. „ (sent roe thati* "Huhl", replied Aunt Lucy, "I shouldn*t ) 
f\ (think you would have to tMnk long, Father, with "Jaanda" liv) 
(ing in the neighborhood!" 

1 
You belong to Granite Grange 

Though why so-called we cannot tell 
The naK© to us seems rather etange (strange) 

As naught but softness in it dwells 

2 

You think you are a boy again 

lift's* Whlteomb thinks so, too 
But that to us looks rather thin 

When your large family we view 

3 

Your "wild oats" should hawe been sown 

Long years ago - if sown at all 
But some allowance we'll make for you 

When yioung tnen all obey her call 

4 

Anticipate her slightest wish 

And strive to gain her approving smile 
imile their poor wives with wrinkled brows 

Look on in anger all the while 

5 
But now your morale - good or bad 

We'll lay upon the shelf to dry 
And talk of more substantial things 

And of the prices - lew and high 

6 
You say you can good flour sell 

At prices very low 
You may to Grangers - not to us 

Who its poor quality know 

7 
TO our mind flcur should be white 
In your Grange it is awful black 






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GMNITE GBAKGE -(conclM)- 



7 
to ovar laind flour should "be white 

In yciu* Grange It is awful "black 
Its color doosn't matter so much 

But oh, of sweetness, ▼hat a lack 

8 
Hext ccnies the saleratus 

Oh, Where's the nose can stand 
The odors that from it arise 

In this, our Christian land 

9 
Your molasses, we'll admit 

Is passahle - not extra good 
To those who choose to purchase it 
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■' " "" "lO 

And as for tea! Oh, desfl Oh, uiel 

Such a vile compound we never did see 
As tJat you sell at Granite Grange 

And call it good! • Tie strange! 'Tis strange! 

'11 

And now of sugar we would speak 

Ihat we have seen is very good 
We hope Bro. S, will get enotigh 

Of sugar ^ likewise firewood 

12 
Hew in conclusion we would say 

Let not your angry passions rise 
When on the bridge of your lovely nose 

Your spectacles you carefully "piae" 

13 
And scan the lines which we have penned 

In friendly spirit - net in wwkh (wrath) 
•Kfi not too late to mend your ways 

So hastes "back to the good old path 

14 

And taste these ea tables of ours 

Then wonder if you think it strange 
We thank Kind Fortune day and night 

That we're not meiabers of Granite Grange 



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MOTHER'S POEIS 

WO IS ITT 

(When, during hla strenuoue efforts to eecnre Etta Piper for )- 
(Mb wife. Mother used to eee Tred Savery rettirnlng home af- ) 
(ter "etm-up", she felt In^ielled to chronicle the circtu^ten-} 
(cee in the following "pome"! This was in 1881. The poem . ) 
(wa« read at one of the "lachihltionB" which used to be given ) 
(at the Porter Schoolhouee. Pred and Etta were present* Tred) 
(Ijegan to get "wise* as the reading proceeded and at the de- ) 
( notisient he rose up in his seat a« if he were going to raake. ) 
(a speech. Etta only laughed! Which goes to prove (?) ) 

(that "the fenale of the species is more deadly than the malef 

1 
Who Is It rides e'er dale and hill 

Past the sehoolhouse, past the sdll 
Then takes the first turn to the right 

And quickly passes from cvr sight 

2 
Let the wind "blow high or low 

Down the road he's sure to go 
Is he doctor, lawyer, scribe 

That in sueh weather he loust ride 

3 
Fo old gray horse for him, I ween 

When In her eoi^)any he*s seen 
His team moat be the very best 

His person also neatly dressed 

4 
Tor now he has the Inside track 

He*s no idea of tijrning back 
And let some other fellow win 

The prize he's sxire was meant for him 

5 
Be turning he's not always seen 

SoQie times 'tis 'neath the moon's pale beams 
Sometimes the sun has risen high 

When this young man goes dashing by 

6 
But this we know - and that's a fact 

Per sleep his eyes doth surely lack 
And we can tell - though we're no writer 

"Pis Tred Savery been to see Miss Plperl 



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SOLOMOU M-VID 
(This ie the appearance that the final eiraeh-up of what irtis )- 
(apparently one person's fond dream had to two persons "up a ) 
(tree** —— - in the shape of Mother and li^nnie naitthews! ) 

(David Sickereon and Mirtha Bowen are the principals! ) 

(Tline:- The late eightleal The original uras sent &>e in Boston) 

1 

Solomon Da vid , with his quadrupld 

Drove wp to Henry* s door 
But llirtha said with a toss of her head 

She ne'er would ride with Jdra more . 

2 
Then Solomon David, with his qua-dru-pld 

He asked what was the natter 
But ^urtha said - I am going te l»ed 
And you had hotter scatter 

3 

So Solomon David, with his qua-dru-pld 

Drove awpry from Henry's door " 

And said that he, with his quadrupid 

Would never trouble her raore "" 

4 
l^ow the light of day had passed away 

And the stars shone out in the sky 
As Solomon Da vid, with his qua-dru-p^d 

Kicked up his heels and died! 



OUH PEDDUSR 
I 

Who comes oft-times with loaded cart 

To please our eyes, and cheer our heart 
And never fails to do his part 

---Our Peddler! 
2 
Who "brings us goods from other shores 

The best of teas, from Japan's stores 
Molasses nice, and sugar sweet 
S^de from the cane, or sugar "beet 

- — Our Feddlerl 
S 
Who buys our eggs, when high or low 
And pays us down, as well we know 
In goods, assorted, from the shelves 

Where you can choose, and suit yourselves 

- — Our Peddlerl 
4 . . 

And if ovtr purses e'er run low 

As sometimes is the case, you know 
Who would bring these goods we see 

And never h int the C. 0. D. Our Peddlerl 

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(Wh«n, In 1866, Mother's sister Clara Isecaoe eoroewliat "peeved") 
(at Joseph Griffin because of his taking another girl to a 
(dance she delivered a troadside at him in the shape of the 
(following poetic effusion— in the preparation of which she 
(was aided and abetted by Battle Diekey, afterward the wife 
(of Granville GraatI Griffin heard of it and the girls laid 
(it on to Mother* "Uncle Joe" taxed her with It at a party 
(given at Isaac George's— nest house below the Alfred Berry 
(placel Mother wouldn't stand for it and gave the perpetra^ 
(tors away! Joe went into the woods- — up river I He Daarried) 
(Aunt Clara some two years later I ) 

1 

Joseph Griffin, old Sben's son 

He leanied to play when he was young 
And all the tunes that he oould play 

Were, "Broken ?ow" and "Lucy Si»y"— -Tel-de-rol-de-ri-del 



2 
With silk cravat and. light pants on 

Who would think it was Iben's son 
He carried Melinda to the "ball 

ITpto E. Rt Staples' hall _ 

— • g 

But bad luck seemed to attend poor Joe 

I'or he lost his heart and his sleigh-robe, too 

I think he much deserves our pity 
And for such I have written this little ditty 

'" '■ ■"' '"4 

Fext mom Joe and Tred arose with the lark 

And up to Staples'* they did start 
The robe to find - but all in vain 

•Tis doubtful if Joe goes to a ball aigain 

^5 
Joseph now has "took to the woods" 

He'd stayed at home if he possibly covild 
I pity Belinda with all my heart 

To think she and Joseph had to part 

J OB'S BHAPSODY 
To no more balls or parties I'm going 

For they have proved my entire ruin 
So farewell, Mellndal 1^ joy and piride 

Ho more can I carry you on a ride 



But bad luck eeeio&d to attend poor Joe 

For his thoughts on Belinda he did bestow 

He lost hie heart, his sleigh-robe too 

What a plight to be in - that splendid beau! 



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(If It I« Ever Written) 



TBI CROCKETT COAT OT AHMS 



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part of the present yolume as raay he used in "The Crockett), 
[c-enealogy"- — if it is ever writteni ) 






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THE CiaOCKSTT MMILT 



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(Photograph of Great-Giiandfather Daniel Crockett)- 
-(Photograph of Grandfather Daniel Crookett(?))- 



142 



Although th» Crock«tt» hare "been Amerlo&ne eo long that 
•the memory of man runneth not to the contrary* I have always 
miderstood that they were of Snglleh stock, an opinion shared 
iy the Ae*lng Librarian of the Maine Genealogical Society, al- 
though G. T, "Rldlon, Sr. , in his article in the "Portland Sunday 
'DBlegram* of Hoveaiber 27, 1910, avers that their ancestry is 
Scotch! So far as I can learn, no Genealogy of the family 
exists, its Eientoers— -like most Amerlcams of the Colonial Pe- 
riod,- — appearing to have "been too "busy eetalsllshing themselves 
Ih a new lazid to take much Interest in preserving a written 
record of their facdly historyl More*s the pityl 

While I have since boyhood carried in the hack of my head 
a hazy recollection to the effect that Uncle Nelson Staples and, 
I am qtilte certain, G«indfather Crockett himself, have told me 
that the Crockett ancestor of our family came to the then Amer- 
ican Colonies from England and either iraimdiately or eventually 
settled at Anashury, Meissachusetts, the earliest def ini te record 
nMch I have "been ahle to obtain during my recent inveetlgations 
is that of Daniel Crockett who, according to the First Census 
of the United States taken In 1790 was in that year living in 
^indham Town" in Cunftierland County of what is now the State of 
l&ine and had a family of five persons coispoeed of "one free 
white male of sixteen years and upward. Including heads of fan^ 
llles" - "one free white male under sixteen years" - and "three 
free white feaales including heads of families "I The only other 
Crockett shown in Windham hy the Pirst Census is George Crockett 
(whom The History of WlndMra irentions as having died in 1834, 



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2-141 -L*3 

THE CRO CKETT FAjCTLT 

aged 90 yeare) who had a fandly of eleven members composed of 

same 
"1", "3", and "7" under the saie Census headings as those I have 

quoted In the case of Daniel Crockett. 

As the Trevett Iiamily Hecord shows Great- Grandfather Daniel 

*** 
Crockett to have "been torn at Windham on July 29, 1775 (accord- 
ing to his tonfcstone it was July 16, 1775) and as it was then 
a quite general rule to follow the old Snglish custom of naming 
the eldest son for his father, I have assumed that Great- Grand* 

father Daniel Crockett constituted that portion of the family 

alluded to 
of the Daniel Crockett of Windham dirsKrlt>ML in the First Census 

described as "one free white aoile under sixteen years"!- — ^he 

having heen fifteen years of age at the time I 

Of Great-Grandfather Crockett's life up to the time when 

he settled on the farm on Spout Hill in Prospect (prohably) 

more than a hundred years ago X have been unable to obtain any 

consecutive or definite record other than that as a young man 

he sailed with a Captain Powers in a trading packet which used 

to ply between MEtssehusetts and Penobscot Bay ports and that/ 

he made a voyage to Labrador— whether with the same Captain 

- -^ .vJ^«>v.k-» . -. . . ... - .-.^i.:v. .V--- . -  -■-  

Powers Or not I do not knowl That he married Anna 'Q'undy for 
his first wife is certain but where he married her I do not 
know. I have always understood that she belonged in IFrankfort 
but the First Census does not show that a single head of faislly 
by that name was living within the confines of "Frankfort Town" 
in Hancock County in 1790-— Frankfort then extended from ami^aR 
to Belfast! The Beoords of the old Town of Frankfort were de» 
stroyed in a fire some years ago so there is no inforiaation to 
be gained from that quarter but as Grandfather Crockett's 
brother Samuel was bom on January 28, 1801, and his sister 



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3-142 A** 

Tm OBOCKBTT MMILY 

Aim was older than he, they must have 1)0611 mazTied in or prior 
to 1799. If they vere inarrled in Frankfort the record is deetr 
destroyed* When the First Census vas taken there were but 
three heads of families named Tirundy living within the "bounda- 
ries of what now constitutes the state of l&ine* They were 
Samuel "Erundy, Beer Isle Town, HRnoock County''3" "1" "7" 

Jno. Trundy, Buxton Town, York County, "l" — "l* 

George "arundy. Cape llizabeth Town, 

_ —-Cumberland Goxmty"3'' "1" "S" 

-(The figtares give the nuaiber of males above sixteen years of 

age, those xinder sixteen, and the number of female members of 

the family, under the headings quoted on the first page of this 

chapter)-! 

As Anna (iSrimdy) Crockett was a sister of George William 

Broody, the father of Job Larrabee'g first wife and of Lerl 

■Bnmdy of Searsport (Perd's father), and as George William's 

-(ISsshach's sen)- 
grandson William Henry lirundy of Horth Searsport-- -wrote me 

under date of December 6, 1916:- "lay grandfather, whose name 

was George William, first found himself in the hone of one 

Eethnan Dodge at the early age of seven years* and further on 

in his letter states that Dodge lived in Islesboro* -(probably 

the Bathburn Dodfte of the First Censtjs)-, I am inclined to 

think that Great- Grandmother Anna (linmdy) Crockett was a 

daughter of Samuel Brxindy of Deer Isle, that her brother Georgs 

lailiaaa (who was bom in 1785) was that part of Samuel Trundy's 

family described by the figure "l" in the "First Census and that, 

probably beoatise of death or business reverses, he was "faraed 

out" to Dodge where he^fotmd hiBaelf* two years later! I aas 

strengthened in this belief by the fact that there seems to be 



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4-143 ^^^ 

THE CTROCKBTT gAlULY 

a quite general laprssslon among the descendants of Grandfather 
Crockett's brothers. Samuel and Jonathan, to the effect that 
they were "born at Deer Isle — Joshua Crockett of Winterport 
-(SaaiQel's son)- in particular sent irord to Mrs. Trevett in re- 
ply to an inquiry to the effect that:- "All the Crockett b03rs 
were "born at Deer Islel", the "boys* referred to being his fatlv 

er and brothers! If Anna (Trundy) Crockett was a daughter of 
-(of Deer liTe)- 

Saniuel Trxmdy.and if the first part of her loarried life was 

A ""^ 

spent there and at least part of her children born there, I 
have as yet been unable to confirm it froa any written record-— 
although I hope to determine the fact from the comrnunication 
which 1 have established with Postmaster liner E« Crockett and 
Dr. B. Lake Hoyes, both of Stonington, Miinel Elmer S. Crock- 
ett is a great- gre4t- grands en of Captain Robinson Crockett who 
came to Deer Isle from I^lmouth -(Portland)- in 1785, his broth- 
er, Josiah Crockett having come there from the same place in 
1768- — seventeen years earlier. The First Census shows that 
"both Josiah and "Robinson Crockett were living at "Deer Isle 
Town" in 1790. Elmer E." Crockett and myself began our corre- 
spondence on the assumption that we had the same common ances- 
tors but investigation developed the fact that- — as Great-Grand- 
father Crockett was living at Windham in 1790 while both Josiah 

and Captain Robinson Crockett were then living at Deer Isle 

this was not the case — imless, perchance, Josiah and Captain 
Robinson Crockett may have been brothers of or otherwise related 
to Daniel Crockett of Windham, of which town The History of 
Windliam says that:- "Commissioners were appointed in Dec. , 1734, 
to lay out the contents of a township six miles square on the 
back of the Town of :Falraouth in Casco Bay" I 



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5-144 146 

THE CTtOCKBTT yAKCLY 

Grandfatlier Crockett himself has told me on roany occasions 
that ho "was torn dovm at Cape''Hoi30-you-a"I " but since I began 
delving into this proposition it has occurred to we that usual- 
ly, if not always* when he told me this we were standing in the 
^rd here and looking down at Cape Hosier •> (named for Jai&ee 
Hosier, the historian of Wajrmouth's Expedition of 1605)- with 
the result that I have wondered l£ he was trying to give a 
yoimg boy nierely an idea of the locality where he was boml 
In a letter dated Febrtiary 25, 1917, llrs. A. M, Crockett of 
^urboreide, widow of Charles Hobinson Crockett, a grandson of 
Captain Hobinson Crockett whose father (Robinson Crockett) "oaiae 
to Cape Hosier about 1816 from Deer Island", says:- "We do not 
know of any Crocks tts ever living at the Cape (Hosier) only our 
family" I At any rate, it is an undoubted fact -(as shown 

by the Trevett Pamily Record — prepared by Richard Trevett many 
years ago)- that Great- Grandfather I^niel Crockett was bom at 
Windham in July, 1775j that his first wife's maiden nan© was 
Anna Trundy; that they settled on the farm at Spout Hill, Pros- 
pect, around the opening years of the nineteenth Century; that 
Anna (Triindy) Crockett died there on Deoeniber 23, 1821, at the 
age of 41 years, 7 monjrhs, and 3 daya; and that Great-Grandfath* 
er lived there for many years after his second marriage to the 
"Widow Trevett on December 1st, 1825£ Speaking of him in a 
letter to Mother dated Septeiaber 21, 1916, Mother's sole re- 
maining Aunt, Lydia liickenzle, now living at 2 Ediaboro* Place, 
lewtonville, ISstaa* , with her grandson Dr* Williara T. 'White, 
says:- "He must have lived a long time on Spout Hill as his 
first wife and daughter Olive were buried in our field, with 
many others/l Be married vay mother's sister, Sally Trevett"! 



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6-145 147 

THB OR00K8TT aililLY 

L3fdia l&ckdnzid -was Mother's mother's half sister, having been 
the daughter of Abljah Heed and Lucy Ann (Staples) Heagan-Beed , 
Iaother*8 grandmother Heagan halng narrled Heed after Jaujes Hea- 
^n*8 early de^th. (death)* The field referred to is therefore 
that of the old Heagan farm on Spout Hill where Mother's mother 
^las born and ivhloh is now owned and occupied by Charles Kazsiclu 
Anna (Trundy) Crockett's remains lazst have been removed later 
to their present resting-place in the "ifersh Village" Cemetery 
—probably by ^s. Trench as her tombstone bears the inscrip- 
tion "Sreoted by her daughter, Ann Trench" but there is no 

record to show that Krs« French removed the remains of her sis- 
ter Olive I Beplying to an inquiry from me on the subject In 
the Ilall of 1916, George Dookham, who lives on the opposite 
side of the road from the old Crockett and Heagan places on 
Spout Hill, said that he did not know of any old graves in the 
vicinity* Possibly l^s. Mnnie S. (^rren) LlttlefielA, Mana- 
ger of the Hiverside Inn, Kennebunkport, Biine, who wrote me 
on Deceajber 17, 1916, that her d aughter (who lives in Califor- 
nia) has Mrs# Littlefield's Aunt Olive's for a middle name and 
also a nearly life-size picture of her painted by a then cele- 
brated artist in Bangor shortly before her death, may know if 
her Aunt Olive Crockett still sleeps on Spout Mil or not! I 
doiibt if ansrone else does I 

"Spout Hill" was so-called from a large spring whose waters 
•spouted" from tlie earth. It is about one mile and a quarter 
north of Prospect Stersh Village on the roid "around the aoun- 
taln" to Bangor — or rather, about a quarter of a mile from that 
road. About a mile from Prospect l&rsh Village the Bangor road 
turns sharp to the right to go aroimd the moiintain---the old 






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7-146 148 

THg CROCKBTT gAMlLY 

telagraph line follows It although the telephone wires now go 
straight up over Spout Hill. Instead of taking this txim of 
the major road, keep straight ahead on the lesser one and after 
about a (|«irter of a ndle you will have reached the olassie 
confines of Spout ffl.ll- — These are the directions which llothor 
gave me "before I had ever visited it and with them in ray mind 
I did not fail to recognize it from afarl "Go thou and do 
likewise!* 

Beverting to Daniel Crockett of Windham and the description 
of his family as set forth in the First Census, it would appear 
therefrom that although Great-Grandfatlier Crockett did not, in 
1790, have any hrotliers, he probably did have two sisters! I 
have been unable to unearth any record of them! Possibly it 
may have been one or both / of them that, according to Mrs. 
Trevett, he was accustomed to visit at Bowerbank! 

As one of the results of "^y V*y»ge to Spout Hill" on 
Septeniber 10, 1916, I later received through Ifir. George Dockham 
and I^s. A. "R. Trevett a photograph of Great- Grandfather Daniel 
Crockett, taken when he was (probably) more than niaety years 
old and already blind, which Mrs. Trevett' s datighter, Mrs, Grace 
Ames, was kind enough to volunteer to give to me. I am going 
to have photographic copies made of it for the different meidbew 
of the family — as well as of the Coat-of-Arms a reproduction 
of which is given in the "Portland Sunday Telegram's* article 
of Noverctoer 27, 19101 

Mother remenfcers "Grandsir" (Grandsire) Crockett---Great- 
Grandfather — very well, he having been a frequent visitor at 
her father's house during h.9r girlhood after approaching blind- 
ness and increasing age had caused him to sell his home at Spout 






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149 
THE CBOOKBTT MHILT 

Hill and go to 11 v9 with Ms son, C^sorga Croekstt, who residod 
about a half ndle beyond the Turner Schoolhouse on the road to 

Prospect l&rsh the first (?) hotxse on the right beyond "Billy* 

Sodth'sl She recalls that one of his most constant themes of 
conversation consisted of a relation of his »V»y*ge to the Uorlh", 
a relation which seesas to have been so constant that a reference 
to it becaxne a form of goodr>nattirsd family badinage --• • Least- 
wise one of the old gentleman's great-grandsons often alludes 
to it, although he is sorry to admit that he doesn't know when 
nor to what part of Labrador the "V'y'ge" took place, nor any 
of its details I Luring the last few years of his life almost 
total blindness nede it iispossible for Great-G-randfather to see 
even the road and he was compelled to discontinue -visiting 
Grandfather's house alone I I have elsewhere refearred to his 
wife as "Anna ^tindy of T^ankdTort" and have stated that the 
first years of their zaarried life were spent at Cape Hosier 
where some of their ohildven (including Grandfather) were bom* 
inien these statements were set down I believed them to be cor- 
rect and, although some doubt seems to have been raised in the 
ajatter, I am not yet asstired that they are no^l They are there*- 
fore permitted to stand xmtil fuller inforinatlon is fortlicoming 
- — one way or the otherl Where Grandfather Crockett and other 
people of his day and generation got the pronunciation " Bose- 
you-§," for Cape Hosier I do not know but that seems to have bean 
the common way of pronouneiaf it two and three generations ago I 
Great-Grandfather Daniel Crockett, Senior, died at the res- 
idence of his son, George Crockett, on December 6, 1869, aged 
94 years, 4 months, and 20 days! The children of this Daniel 
Crockett and his first wife (Anna Tnmdy) were as follows:- 



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160 

THE CROCKETT PA3IILT 






Children of Danlal and Anna (TrxmcLr) CrockottI 

(1) Ann Born Died (about) 1897, 

l&rrled, first. Captain Jerandah FrenchI 
* seoond.Dr. (?) Herbart G. Penneyl 

(2) Sanmal Bom January 28, 1801. Died October 30, 1880. 

Married Mehitabel Baohelderl 

Their sole surriving ehild is Joshua Crockett of 
Winterport, with whom I have so far "been vmable to 
establish direct conmami nation I So far as I hlwe been 
able to deterndns they had seven children, Viz;. 
Allard, Lyman, AnHnon» Albion, Joshua, Luther, and "HacheL 
Joshua Crockett is still living at Winterport, Me., 
where he used to run a boarding- stable for fancy trot- 
ting stock until advancing age forced him to relin- *» 
quish active buslneee. In addition to their own chil- 
dren, SeBouel and his wife also brought up a girl naiasd 
Etta Sanborn who loarrled Captain Thomas Bartlett of 
Belfast* Their daughter "Rachel married twice, her 
second husband having been Prank Mllliken of Belfast, 
a brother of the redoubtable Seth L. , who in spite of 
his penchant for looking upon the wine when it was red 
in a prohibition state, nevertheless was for many years 
continuously elected by the voters of 3S&ine'e Third 
Congressional District to represent them in the House 
of IRepresentatives at liashingt©n---and the records show 
that he never was severely criticised for the manner in 
which he held down the jobl At any rate, he still ap- 
peared to h«e a strangle hold on it at the time of his 
death! Dr. G. Langtry Crockett, City Physician of 
Thomaston, Ms. , is the son of Luther Crockett who was 
Mother's first cousin, he (Luther) having been the son 
of Grandfather's brother Samuel. Luther married 
Almlna Ausplund of ProspectI 

(3) Daniel Born January 28, 1803. Died April 18, 1889. 

litrried Jane Heagan of Prospect December 21, 1826. 
(This was my grandfather. See Pages 154-160) 

(4) Jonathan Bom January 29, 1805. Died November 17, 1889. 

Jlarried Jane Tt, Bachelder - (Ifehitabel's sister)- 

They had twelve children, as follows:- 

Saxnuel, Jonathan, Sarah Ann, Kingsbury, Miria, Hannah 

Jane, llijah, Henry Trevett, Mary, Orren, Antnon, and 

Sllza Ann. Such details as I have obtained regarding 

them are set forth in the chapter on Henry Trevett 

Crockett! 

(5) Olive Bom 

She died while still a young woman. Henry Trevett 
Crockett and his niece (Ift-s. Twombly) think it was she 
who was lost at sea with Captain Jeremiah French's sis- 
ter, by the capsizing of Captain French's vessel. 
Mrs. Hinnle B. (Warren) Littlefleld's daughter is named 
for her (middle name) and has a nearly life size picture 
of her. lars. Lydia 3%ckenzle sajrs that she (Olive) 
was burled in the Heagan-Beed field! 



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151 

THE CROC KETT MMIIY 

(6) Siiacn Bom 

"" ..Henry Trevett Crockett says he wae lost (or "btaried?) 

at sea. Ha thinks he ivas married and left a trite and 
two children tut Mother is under the ixnpreeeion that 
her Uncle Siraon never mairried! 

(7) Msiry Born 

^ZTied Captain David Pierce. They lived in Brewer 
aoBiething like fifty years ago but later Bffived to Hanip- 
dsn» where Henry Trevett Crockett and Mrs. Twombly thirk 
they are now in the foundry "business- — er rather, that 
some of their children arel It is Mother's iB9>re88ion 
that although they live in Hanipden, the hueiness is in 
^ngorl In a letter dated Dec* 17, 1916, Mrs. Mnnie & 
(Warrea) LittlefiolA says that he r mDther*« first hue- 
hand "was a hrother of Captain David Washington Pierce 
of Orrington"! Mother thinks that the Captain David W. 
Tierce referred t© was her Aunt Mary's hushand and that 
he and her Atmt Martha's first hushand were brothers I 
ia)ther reEjeirhers that Captain David and her Aunt'l*ry 
(Crockett) Pierce had at least ten children, viz:- 
Helen, Belle, Alice, Warren, French, Alhert, Marcus, 
Willis, Slla, and Annie. We* Littlefield says that 
Helen (Pierce) Folsom lives in California. Marcus was 
the Captain Pierce with whom we have all taravelled on 
the Boston and Bangor steamers, he having spent practic- 
ally his whole active life in the enqploy of the B. & B. 
S*S« Co* in various capacities up to and including those 
of Pilot and Captain. I myself remember that on one 
occasion when I was a hoy the newspapers told how, dur- 
ing a heavy gale, he saved one of the steamers of the 
Line -(I think it was the old "Katahdin)-" at the risk 
of his life by going into the fore-hold and cutting 
away a bulkheadl — thus distributing the water which 
had entered through a danaged bow and which was holding 
the ship "down by the head"! 

(8) David Bom Died 

He lived at Hair^den, Me., where his wife had a sdllin- 

ery store Ho "knock" at him! Ilother says he was a 

capable and (practically) well-fteducated raanl They had 
one son named Horace who end.grated to Waco, Texas, as 
a young aan and lived and died there. They also reared 
as their daughter a girl naiaed Caraiellta who died at 
Hampden while yet a young woman. After his first 
wife's death other's Uncle I^vid married a woman from 
Winterport. They afterward separated. I remeinber 
him as a venerable old gentleman who used to come here 
visiting with Grandfather Crockett, and the joints of 
whose fingers were crippled from rheumatism- --to remedy 
which he used t© wear gold rings in his ears MI 
He is buried at Hampdenl ^or a reference to at least 
one of his grandchildren see the chapter on Eenry Trev* 
ett CrockettI Mother says this daughter of Horace»8 
lecttired at Union Hall, Searsport, during her tour of 
this section some years ago! 



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152 

{9) Vartha Bom Died (about ) 1900. 

r llarried, first. Captain William Pierce of Orrington, Me, 

on Oetotor 17, 1841. He was washed overboard at sea 
Beceniier 3, 1842! He -was a "brother of Captain David 
^ehington Pierce of Orrington! 

^rrled, eecond. Captain Hichard Warren of Deer Isle (T) 
on August 26, 1849. There were two children by the sec- 
ond marriage, sa.rmle and William. I "believe the latter 
was foraerly a mail-carrier at South Deer Isle. A let- 
ter from his sister, sars. E. E. W. littlefield, Minager 
of the Mverslde Inn, Kennebunkport, lS»ine» under date 
of Dec. 17, 1916, says that he died in 1905, about five 
years after his mother. Of herself and fandly Wb* 
Littlefield says that she has been away from hOB^ 
since she was fifteen, that she had been sArried 38 
years in l&y, 1916j that eh© was 61 in April, 1916| 
that in addition to her own activities as a hotel man- 
ager her eon and husband own and run "a very large gar- 
age"/ -(Ocean Bluff Garage— Hamlin L. Littlefield & Son, 
Kennebunkport, ^in«)-s that she has a son, Warren Lit- 
tlefield, 29 and single, and a daughter (]i&*8. J. E. 
Asher, Pacific Beach, San Diego, California) who is 37 
and herself has a daxighter of ten and a son of six "6o 
you see I am a grandmother* I Of her mother she says:- 
■1^ mother was a wonderfully SBiart woman. I presume 
you know she spent the winter before she went away with. 
me. She was in fine health all winter and until about 
three days before eh© went, when she had an attack of 
indigestion and was recovering as we supposed. IMs 
morning I w«s talking with her about eight o* clock and 
went down stairs and had not been out of her room thres 
mi-nutes when my son came rxmnlng down and said "Some- 
thing ails Grandma!" and I went right up and she had 
passed awayl It was beautiful for her but very hard 
for me I" Of her brother she says:- "iWien Brother Will 
went he was sick only four days and I did not know he 
was sick tintll I received a telephone from one of hot 
cousins* wives. It was in the winter and in a terribly 
cold time. I had been 111 for a number of weeks and 
could not go and have never been since"! -(evidently t« 
Deer Isle) I . ~ . 

The Mftlne Begister of 1896-7 gives lire. HArtha Warren 
as one of the "Merchants" of South Deer Isle! Aunt 
^ry Matthews and Aunt Buth Grant visited her there on 

at least one occasion probably in the early eighties 

or something like 36 years ago! In her letter, I&*s. 
Littlefield says she remembers this visit although she 
was not at home at the time! We» Littlefield is spend- 
ing the winter with her daughter In California— a cus- 
tom of several years standing! 

(10) Jeremiah Bom Died 

Information regarding him may be best described as "Un- 
ited"! Mrs. Littlefield " thinks he narrled a Mss Waiv 
ren of Lowell and the last 1 tanew he had a daughter, 
Luella. T think her grandparents brought her up. - — n» 
last I knew she was alive"! Mother knows that JeremlalA 



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THE CROCKETT lAMILY 

(?) daughter Luellawas brought up "by a W, & Mrs. Hopkins of 
•Qroy, Maine — - she has a letter from her somewhere now uprltten 
's^ille she was a girl In "Droy and shortls'- after she had returned 
there from a visit to relatives in Prospect and Stoclcton (among 
them Grandfather Crockett and hie faBdly) on which Mr. Eopkins 
had "brought her and reference to which is made in the chapter 
on Henry Trevett Crockett. This girl, Luella Crockett, ismrled 
Pearl Haraon — Years ago he was the partner of Preeman Young of 
*¥oxie" fame under the style of Harcton & Young of Lowell, Mass., 
and used to ooiae to Searsport with Freecanl The only part of 
the above that lather isn't abeclutesly sure of is as to whether 
laella was a daughter of Jeremiah Crockett or his brother Simon 
and she had no doubt on this point until Henry Trevett Crockett 
said he thotight she was Simon's child and that she had a broth- 
eri I don*t think she has any doubt on the subject now, for 
that matter, and she does not remember that luella Crockett had 
a brother! The only way l^s. Littlefield's idea that Luella 
Crockett's aether's maiden name was Warren can be reconciled 
with the above, ijp she was brought up by her grandpare nts, 
(which Mother doesn't claim to have been the case) islby assxan- 
ing that her grandmother had a second husband named Hopkins! 



It is not claimed that either the nases of Daniel Crockett, 
Sr's. children or those of his children's children are given in 
their proper order. The best that can be said is that they ^j 
be! Anna (Trundy) Crockett had been boim on May 20, 1780J 

She died December 23, 1821. Great- Grandfather Crockett re- 
nained a widower for fovir years and then, on Deceatoer 1st, 1825, 
took as his second wife Sarah (Staples) Trevett, the widow of 
Samuel Trevett of Prospect, by whom she had had three sons and 
one daughter, viz:- Henry S., "Richard H. , Samu.el Sewell, and 
Btry Jans Trevett* There were three sons, Heman N. , George W«, 
and lllis B# Crockett, by this second marriage of Daniel Crock- 
ett, Senior, and Sarah (Staples) Trevett-Grockett such partic- 
ulars as I have been able to obtain regarding whom are given in 

the chapter entitled "Our Visit to Mrs. Trevett*! To ^rtiich, 

however, may be sidded the information that among anecdotes told 
of Great-Grandfather is one to the effect that wlien he was vis- 
iting at Grandfather's and his grand-daughters, in sweeping, 
told him he "needn't move* he would Insist on doing so, explain- 



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•Pg; CROCKETT FAigLT 
lag rather irrital»ly that:- *t like a clean place to sit as weH 

as ansronel" — while the historic incident *n which h© declar- 
ed:- "That ought to be kivered up!  has received wide and irrev- 
erent ouiT*enc7l 



According to Minself Grandfather Daniel Crockett, Junior , 

was "boim at Cape "Sosier, Iftkine -(where Mother thinks two or 

three of his brothers and sisters were also born)- on Jantaary 

28, 1803, but came to Prospect to live while yet a snail boy 

when his father removed there in the early years of the ITine- 

teenth Century, He lived on the farm at Spout Hill imtil 

shortly after coming of age when he bought — presumably from 

th» Sears- Thorndike-Prescott orow4 of Boston who had become 

owners of the Waldo Patent and st ^rtio are usually referred to 

as "The Original Proprietors* from whom run all the primary 

deeds to land in this part of the state — the tract of some 

one hundred acres of land which after being cleared became The 

Brigadier 
Cpockett IParm. The Waldo Patent was so-called from ^General 

Samuel Waldo, its owner, one of the principal ooamanders in the 

expedition against the French at Louisbiirg in 1745 whose name 

is perpetuated hereabouts by being attached to a mountain, a 

or all 
eounty, and two towns, and comprised a portion^of the original 

Ifixscongus Patent, a royal grant to which had been issued by the 

Crown of England early in the Seventeenth Century. General 

Waldo died — still a Britisher — on the banks of the Penobscot 

May 23, 1759, 
Hiver a short distance above Bangor ^in 1759, while making a vls- 

in corapany V'ith Governor Pownal. 
it of inspection to his boundaries. He was first bxaried at 

A 

Port Point, laine, but was later remove* to King's Chapel Bury- 
ing Ground in Boston, where his grave may still be seen -— near 
the north-east corner of the burying- ground and close up to the 



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1S5 

THE GROCKBTT PASHLY 

riling (railing) which rtins along the wastorn windows of the 
'basenaent of City Hall. 

Son» forty years later -(a'bout 1867)- and in conjunction 
with his son-in-law Anas Msitthews and his son Adeltoert Crockett 
- Grandfather "bought of Bben Seavey, who o^^ned a saw^adll "by the 
stream "below Amos lane's, a wooded tract of two hundred acres 
lying to the west of his (the Crockett) farm. Uncle Abx>b*b 
66-2/3 acres were set off from the balauace of the tract and he 
l>uilt thereon in 1867 the house familiar to ray toyhood as "Aunt 
May's" and from which on one occasion f^rank Crockett, George 
l&tthews, Dan Staples, Bert and myself chased "May-basket" 
hangers all the way to :?red Ellis's in our shirt-tails — we 
caught them, tool It is needless to say that we were yet very 
yoxmgl The remaining 133- Vtj acres were never divided and 
when Grandfather nade over all his property to Uncle "Del" some 
two years later they became a part of the Crockett Tstrm as I 
have alwasrs known it* 

To this farm Grandfather took his tride and on it all his 
children were born — -l&ny of them also died therel Here, with 
the exception of sundry trips to l^ew York, Rhode Island and 
liissaohusetts extending over well up to a half century for the 
purpose of visiting various ones of his sons and daghters. 
Grandfather -(and his wife)- spent the entire balance of his 
life, following the occupations of a farmer, Ivimberman and 
ship- carpenter. His original dwelling was a log house and In 
it the first five of his children were bora. Increased pros- 
perity 3/ and payment of the debts assumed when the original 
land was bought were followed, first by the erection of the ell 
as it stands today and later by the present main house. In a 



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156 

THE C-ROCKBTT yAMIX.Y 

letter to Mother dated Belfast, Dec. 20, 1911, Aunt Mary Gray 
says of the various houses, etc*:- "The old log house sat a1>out 
half way betvreen the (present) house and the road. The raa^d 
vas not quite as far from the (present) house as it is now. 
The five oldest children were torn in the log house. Dan and 
Suth were torn in the ell part. The rest of thera were "born ia 
the new house. The ell was "built "by Jaraas iferden and old Billy 
Stinson huilt the chiimey. Hichard and Sewell Trevett "built 
tlis house part. I rementoer whan we lived in the log house I* 

Under Grandfather* s vigorous sway the primeval forest had 
disappeared and Toeen replaced by fertile fields hut his tiae 
was "by no means entirely devoted to farming and luntoerlng. 
Like 80 many of the early settlers on the I.iaine Coast he was 
an excellent ship- carpenter and not only supplied much ship 
timber from his own lands "but helped to build many of the ships 
of the period when the American Merchant ^rine was the finest 
on earth, having worked during parts of many years in the ship- 
3iard8 of Stockton, Sandypolnt, Searsport, Belfast and IVankfort. 

It was while working in a ship-yard in that part of Frank- 
fort which is now called Winterport (?) in 1850 (?) that he and 
i:tocle "Bill" Gray contracted Asiatic cholera during the epidem- 
ic of that year. Grandfather was attended by Dr. Woodman of 
Stockton but became so ill that his son-in-law. Uncle Helson 
Staples, evidently having what in these degenerate days would 
be termed " a hunch" and probably thinking that unless desper- 
ate measures were adopted he would die anyhow, went over into 
the swamp on the southern side of the road in Amos Partridge's 
pasture and secured son© "bog- onions" which he stewed in cream. 



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167 

THE gROCKBTT PAMIL7 

giring tho resulting isrew to the patient. Whether it was the 
"bog-onions" or not cannot "be certainly stated hut the man who 
had heea ezceddingly 111 of one of the world's most dreaded 
scourges recovered and Uncle ITelson was generally credited with 

having been the instruraant of such recovery he was at home 

from sea at the time and living in one part of Grandfather's 
housel Ho others of the Crockett fandly contracted the diseasel 

1!he Grays were not so fortunate! The rest of the family 
took it from Uncle "Bill" and three of its members- --his mother, 
Charlotte Austin Gray, and hds brother and sister, Wiliard and 
Catroliae — died of it. They, together with other meatoers of JB& 
the Gray family, are buried in the little private cemetery in jtei 
the field south of the house on the old Gray far»- — now owned by 
Ibnson Littlefield — the title to ^riiich cemetery and an approadi 
thereto were reserved by the Grasrs in perpetuity when the farm 
was soldi 

At the time when the Grays were ill of cholera Grandfather 
Itoeeland and his daughter Harriet -(now l^s. Isaac C. Olosson)- 
halped to care for them* Grandfather K. escaped the disease 
but Aunt Battle being less fortunate considered that she was 
cured thereof by making a frantic onslaught on one of the stapl» 
remedies of that d*y — I thinft it was Perry's Pain Klllert 

In 1869 Grandfather and Grandmother Crockett made over 
their property to their son Adelbert in consideration of his 
caring for them for the balance of their lives. They had de- 
sired leather and Mother to accept such an offer but it had been 
declined as they thought the old people should keep their prop- 
orty in their own hands. Adelbert married the next year and 
he and his wife -(Aunt "ffiel")- went to the old farm to live. 



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THE CROCKS TT 7AMILY 

their d children were "born there, Tincle "Del" died there, and it 
remained the family horns of his widow and children until Septem- 
her 25, 1902, when they moved to Searsport village later rent- 
ing the farm to Percy Partridge I They sold it to Henry Little- 
field, its present owner and occupant, in December, 1907 - — re- 
serving the "Seavey" wood- lot, however I 

For many years it was the custom to give Grandfather a 
party on his "birthday. I particularly remeiifcer one of these 
occasions when after a very heavy snow-fall the whole Damm fam- 
ily was on its way to "Grandpa's" in the old green pung (whloh 
was loaded to the guards) - — as we were climbing the hill this 
side of Pred lllis'al As I recollect it the occasion partook 
very much of the nature of Thanksgiving — transferred to Jan- 
uaryl 

During the last years of his life Grandfather used to vis- 
it his remaining xnx xxil daughters at frequent intervals, staj^ 
ing for a few days or weeks as his fancy dictated. Always hap- 
piest when occupied, he often enlivened these visits by making 
a sled or other plaything dear to the heart of childhood for 
his grandchildren or more useili'ul articles for his daughters. 
Siiny a chair and "Indian" "basket bore testimony to the excel- 
lence of his handiwork and he made an oaken rocking-chair for 
each of his remaining daughters after he was more than eighty 
years of age. The rocking-chair which Hal used as a baby was 
made for him by his Grandfather Crockett long after he had pass- 
ed his eightieth birthday! 

Por several of his last years Grandfather had been subject 
to attacks from which he suffered much distress and during one 
of which he finally died on April 18, 1889. lather thinks his 



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X9y 

THE CROCKETT MMTI? 

death was due to rhetunatlsm of the heart I 

Grandfather had been narried on Deceniber 21, 1826, by Ezra 
'Qraat of and in Frankfort, to Jane Heagan of Prospect, daughter 
and granddaughter of James -(of Spout Hill)- and John Heagan re- 
spectively. She was "bom October 8, 1808, and died of "old- 
fashioned* consumption on January 23, 1873 -(For further details 
see Uotes re The Heagan Fauailyl) I am going to incltide here an 
explanation of the origin of what we will all recognize as a 
household couplet? At tatle one day Grandmother, who took 
such an interest d in politics and other current events as 
would almost certainly have insured her now being an ardent 
suffragist, was giving point to an argument by quoting the much- 
used 

"Old men for counsell Young man for war! " 
when, catching sight of soe» of her numerous progeny making what 
she considered tmreasona"bl® inroads on that dish she continued 
In the same "breilh ("breath) with the adraonltion:- 



TBe careful with the butter, boys! 
— There's laut little in the Jarl* - 



One of my earliest recollections if not the very earliest 
is of my Grandmother Crockett on her death-bed! Father and 
Mother were over there to see her shortly before her death and 
before they started for home she expressed a wish to see the 

"kid" they didn't call/ us that in those dasrs! Grandmother's 

sick-room was what was ordinarily the sitting-room, in the 
south?-west corner of the main house. Slother took me in to see 
her. The room was almost entirely dark as we entered, the cu3> 
tains being closely drawn. One was r\m up and my grandmother. 



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150 

TgS CROCKBTT MMILY 

with a sralla on her face, said what she very likely knew was 

"Good-lsye I " to her grandcMld who hadn't the slightest idea 

what it was all about "but was sc strongly impressed "by the 
darkened room and general air of sorrow that the memory has 
never left himl 



The children of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crockett were as 
follows t— — 

(1) Orren C . Eorn in 1827* Died when "but a few months old. 

He was buried with Heagan* s children in Sam Heagan* s 
field. I'tother thinks he was removed later. 

(2) Lucy An n. Born l&rch 9, 1829. Married leleon I^nno Staples 

April 16, 1848. He was born September 16, 1826, and was 
the son of Jothara and Sally (Ames) C o Ic or d- Staples, who 
lived on the western of Stockton Harbor side of Cape 
Jellison. Bother thinks Uncle Kelson's grandfather 
was also named Jotham. Webster remenibers his father 
telling him that his (Webster's) great-grandfather 
Staples came tc the Province of Maine from Marshfield, 
liass., in 17 , and that from certain corroborating 
circumstances it was inferred that he was a men4>er of 
The Boston Tea Partyl Webster has been told that the 
Boston Tea I^rty was made up largely if not wholly of 
menibers of the Msisonic IVaternity and that there is ft 
llftsonic Lodge in Boston or some near-by town today whicto. 
possesses a sort of memorial on which are inscribed the 
names of the nen who nade up that famous "Party"! If 
such a Lodge exists I have as yet been unable to learn 
of it. The tombstone of Robert Hichborn -(who brought 



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161 

roE CROC KETT MULY 

Great- Grandfather Edward. Kneeland to Cape Jellieon from Boston 
as an ojrplian in -(atout)- 1785)- in the Cape Cercetery near IPort 
Point (Stockton Springs) says that he (HlcKborn) was "A Ksniber 
of the Boston Tea Party" I Whether there was any connection be- 
tween Hiohborn and Staples prior to their coming to Cape Jelli- 
son I do not know- — nor do I know if Hichhom was a Msison— - 
though it is exceedingly protaljle that a raan of his standing 
was a member of that fraternityl 

When Uncle Nelson* s father and mother were married he was 
a widower and she was the Widow Coloord — each of them having 
had several sons and daughters by their former marriages* As 
several sons and daughters blessed the Staples-Colcord marriage 
a condition resulted -which "Webbie" sayg often gave rise to the 
complaint that "Yoiir children and my children are licking our 
children I " 

While I was quizzing Mother about the Staples* s she laughr* 
ingly told me two incidents relating to Uncle Nelson's half- 
brothers Daniel and Peleg. It seems that Daniel was what 
TTncle Isaac Closson characterized as being "consider'ble clus"! 
Ihen he committed suicide by taking poison the only worj& he 
left behind was an injunction to "Buy me a cheap coffin"! 
Peleg was known far and near as "Slick- Haired- Peleg" from the 
fact that his hair was alv/ays carefully combed. On one occasioi 
^-hen he was teaching in the Roberts Schoolhouse and i^ank Knowle s 
at the old Center Schoolhouse,, and both were spending the even- 
ir^ at lilbther*s father's, they staid all night and were assigned 
to the same room and bed. At breakfast next morning Knowles, 
who had arisen first, exclaimed to Grandfather and Grandmother 
Crockett:- "Whjat did you make me sleep with that lunatic for? 



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162 

THE CROCKETT FASJL? 

I happened to touch his head with my elbow during the night and 
he immediately jtunped out of bed and began arranging Mb hair 
with a fine- tooth combl" 

For twenty-six years Uncle kelson followed the se» hie 
first voyage having been made when he was nine years of age as 
a cabin-boy with his half-brother. Captain William Colcord. 
Later, at the age of fourteen, he ran away from home and sailed 
under captains to whom he was not bound by family ties, he and 
another boy having shipped on one voyage as one full- sized man— 
- — on the pay-roll at leastl Most of fncle TIelecn's voyages 
were to South America and the West Indies and on at least two 
occasions he was a member of ships* companies engaged in tradirg 
with the natives on some undesignated portion of the South Amerfe 
ican coast! 

At one time he W3ia in the Brig "Somers" which had formerly 
belonged to the United States Uavy and on board of which several 
persons - (among them a midshipman who was reputed to be the son 
of aformer Secretary of ^ar)- iiad been ivang for mutiny. On 
another of his voyages Uncle Helson was caught in a small-pox 
-(or yellow- fever)- epidemic at Hew Orleans and was in cixiaran- 
tine for a long time. To add to the pleasures of the sitxxa- 
tion the Captain and First Ifete dacamped, leaving the rest of 
the ship's company without funds! 

Uncle IRelsen advanced by successive stages until he became 
li&ster of a vessel, although I remember him always as "Uncle 
Ifelse* we never called him "Cap'n Staples" during my boy- 
hood! He quit the sea at the outbreak of the Civil War and 
although he was afterwards a Democrat, he promptly enlisted for 
three years as a private in Company I, Fourth mine Volunteers! 



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163 

THE CBOCKBTT YAM TLY 

He took part in the first Battle of Bull 'Bun and was twice pro- 
laoted — first teing roade a corporal and later a sergeant. Ee- 
ceittlng incapacitated for duty ty his rupture he was discharged 
for diaahllity after thirteen months service. 

Uncle Helson never went to sea again "but 'becanie a fanner 
and ship- csr pen ter. Although he had been bom on the western 
side of Cape Jellison his father* while he was yet a boy, had 
bought and moved to the place which (after he had inherited it) 
ym.B later sold by Uncle Helson to Philip Holmes — the one be- 
tween Pred Ellis* 8 and Ivory George *8, the latter being the 
forsjer home of Aunt ISury Bretherick- Matthews- Gray while she was 
5i»8. Matthews I After Uncle Nelson and Axmt Lucy were married 
(in spite of the disappointment of Daniel Ames) they lived for 
a time in one part of Grandfather Crockett's house on the old 
Crockett farm. Prom there they moved over to Uncle Kelson's 

father's later the Phil Holmes place. Thence they moved to 

what in my boyhood was the home of iSsurion Staples — ^up on the 
hill next to Wllmoth Staples'sl Jotham Staples'e wife dying. 

they returned to Uncle Helson's father's home then bought and 

moved to the old John Seavey place, (across the stream from the 
present home of Hervey Partridge and now constituting a part of 
his farm) taking Uncle Nelson's father to live with them. He 
(Jotham) died there. As l^s. Thomas Bretherlck, Axmt Mary 
(Crockett) Bretherlck already owned and was living in the house 
now owned and occupied by Hervey Partridge when she married her 
second husband- --Amos Bitthews. She and Uncle Amos continued 
to live there for some years but two of their children (T^ank 
and the baby) dying of canker-rash they felt that they could 
not remain there and sold the farm to Uncle Nelson who thereup- 



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164 

THE CROCKETT MMIIY 

on moved acroee th« atream to the house In which Aunt Mary had 
"been living. Uncle Heleon and Aunt Lucy had lived on the old 
John Seavey place for approxiirately fourteen yeare but eoiM- 
thlng like a year after buying the Aunt yb,ry ilatthewe plaee 
they sold both it and the Seavey farm to Hervey Partridge, who 
orms and lives on them to this day. After renting the Whiteho 
Ihitehouse -(later known as the Araos lane)- place for less than 
a year TTncle Selson and Aunt Lucy bought and moved to their fi-^ 
nAl home here on "The Pinnacle* in May, 1876, their deed coming 
from Levi Trxuady- — Job Larrabee*a brother- in- lav- — to whom I 
believe the place had been transferred because of come financial 
troubles which Job had experienced. While always living on a 
farm. Uncle Nelson spent a large part of the last forty years 
of his life as/ a ship-carpenter, chiefly in the ship-yards of 
Sandypoint, Stockton, Searsport and Belfast, although he spent 
one winter on the Waocamaw river -(or creek?)- in South Caroli- 
na, helping to build the Schooner "Hattle McGilvery Buck"— lier 
port- of- hail ims Buckeville, South Carolina I 

Uncle Uelson was a kind-hearted -(even if phlegmatic)-, 
many-sided nan. Ho layman was ever more competent or helpful 
in a sick-room than he -(I learned that at the early age of 

eight (T) when I had membranous croup)- a living exponent 

of the injunction to "Love thy neighbor as thyself I • 

When Aunt Lucy died on ^y 11, 1897, he rented his place 
to Per ley Andrews and went to Belfast to live with his grand- 
daughter Huth (Staples) Bachelder, but she also dying less than 
two years later he returned to his farm in April, 1899, where 
he and his son Webster -(who had returned from Heading, Mass., 
for the purpose)- kept bachelors* hall until the latter married 



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166 

THE CROCKETT TAMZY 

in 1902, since which tirae there has again Ijeen a woman in the 

houBel 

Uncle Helson died on Jane 19, 190B, just after I had re- 

t 
turned home from a three years atsence in the Wes^ and Old l^x- 

ico. He came up to :Flather*8 onoe after my return, only a short 
time before his delh«> (death)* Ee and Aunt Lucy eleep in the 
cemetery at the larsh Village, Prospect* In this cemetery 
also rest Grandfather and Grandmother Crockett and likewise tSai 
their parents* Here also lie several of Grandfather's chil«» 
dren besides Aunt Lucy, viz:- Daniel, James, Leander, Adelbert, 
and Clara* Uncle ITelson's son Forman is &so (also) burled 
there* Webster has written to his brother William H* at 
Horth Easton, Miss., for further facts regarding their father's 
family but he -(Mil)- was unable to supply much outside of 
general information* He did, however, confirm Bother's recol- 
lection to the effect that his and "Webbie'e" gr^eat^ grandfather 
Staples was also nau^d Jotham and asserts that he was the first 
ship-builder in Penobscot waters, having constructed vessels 
both on Brigadier's -(now Sears')- Island- — which Will says he 
owned-'-and at Lowder Brook in Stockton* Webster recalls his 
father telling him that one of the vessels built by this Jotham 
Tsas intercepted by the British off Belfast (?) in the War of 1812 
and that before she could make her get-a-way she was struck by 
a shot which pierced her from stem to stern---cnly its course 
was reversed- — she was running away! "Webbie" a&jB she was so 
proud of her scars that the places where she was struck were 
ever after kept painted a distinguishing color to show where 
the cannon-ball holes had beeni He also says that his father 
could remember seeing her tioibers rotting on the beach near 



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THE CTROCKETT TAMLY 

Sforthport, where slie foimd her final reetlng-placel 

In helping Captain James Parse, Captain James Butman and 
Civil Siglneer James H. Dtaican to establish the botmdaries of 
the !• 0. Sargent lot down beyond hie meadow in the early part 
of the winter of 1915-16 "Tebbie" saw a blue-print reproduction 
of a map of the old Town of Prospect -(which included what ia 
now Stockton Springs and part of the present Town of Seareport)- 
showing the properties in that vicinity on which a considerable 
tract of land to the south and east of the Sargent and Colcord 
-(old Ashley satchell)- lets was marked "The Jotham Staples 
Piarchase" and on which it was indicated that Staples had swapped 
Brigadier's -(Sears')- Island for said land. "Webbie" says 
Henry MeCaslin informs him that (a) Jotham Staples built a house 
at or near where the Captain George Colson buildings -(later 
owned by Uncle "Bill" and Pred Gray and now by Phillips 

of Brookline* lliss*}- now stand* This was MTrdarwTrtadiy probably 
the Jotham Staples shown by the First Census to have been livii^ 
in "Frankfort Town, Hancock County" in 1790 — who was undoubt- 
edly "Webbie's" great- grandfather I "Webbie" also informs me 
that Allan Colcord, the present owner of the old ifehoney-Ashley 
Mitchell place, has a copy of the map referred to — - that he 
went in there one day to see it I 



Childre n of Kelson ?♦ ad Lucy (Crockett ) Staples;- 

(1) A son. Bied in Infancy. 

(2) Ames Oolcord Staples 

Bom April 14, 1850. Died October 12, 1889. 
Msurried first, Annie llarden, in 1874. 
■Jhey had two children:- 

(1) Georgia, born ¥oveaiber 8, 1875. 

She married, let, Leslie Prentiae of Lowell, 

Bise. , in le&y, 1893. 
Divorced in l&y, 1902. 
She married, 2nd, Guavara J. Lee, in April, 

. 190& 



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She itarried, 3rd, Charles Larkey, on l&y 9, 
1912. They are now living in LipBcorib Coui*. 
ty, Texas, although their mail address ap- 
pears as Catesty, Oklahoma* 

There are no children by any of the 3aarrlag9& 

24 *** 
(2) Ruth, horn I&roh 12, 1878, 

She Harried Freercan Bahelder (Bachelder) of 
"Poverty Shore", Prospect, "by whom she had 
one son, Helson Mward Bachelder, shortly 
after whose hirth she died at Belfast, M9*» 
on April 13, 1899. The son is now living 
with his father and stepmother at IVankfort 

Ames Colcerd Staples married, second, Llazle Helen 
Walls, on September 3, 1884, She was "born 
In Waldo, Maine, September 3, 1859, and now 
(3/4/1917) resides in Cedar Street, Belfast, 
Ms, , as Liaaie H. Staples-Wehher, "being the 
widow of Horace Wehher of Monroe. 
Ames C. and Lizzie (Walls) Staples had three 
daughters, as folloTrs:- 

(1) Delia in Belfast,, Juno 35, 1885. 

She married Will Wehher, Aug. 16, 1909. 
They are now livirig at Honroe, JIa., and 
have two ohildren:- 

Suy Ames, horn .Tune 16, 1910. 

James Slhridge, born Deo. 9, 19 15, 

(2) Lucy A., born m.y 25, 1887 -(Was it In 

Belfast, Me., or Walthara, Fass.T)- 
Married on Aug. 30. 1914 -(Forest 
Says Aug. 30, 1913)- to Mr. Aaron J. 
Moyer, Jr., They''live in Hew York 
City and have no children. This is 
the daughter who, after Ames's deatl:^ 
Mnas adopted by his brother Gaorge and 
re- named Zenalde Lucy. 

(3) Amy Colcord, , born in Waltham, Mass., 

my 24, 1889. liarrled Aug. 12, 1908, 
to Percy Hill Grant* They now live 
In Brooks, Maine, and have three 
children, via:- 
Zenaide Beatrice, born at i^ank- 

fort, Be., September 16,1909, 
Hervey James, born at Brooks, Iferoh. 

28, 1911. 
Ruth Ethel, born at Brooks, July 

25, 1915. 
There is a mistake in the above. 
I saw Ames in Waltham, at Will's, 
the day before he came to his fath- 
er's to die. According to ^therfc 
Ittary, he died 4t Uncle Kelson's 
on October 12, 1389, Amy was born 
several months after her father's 
death. Therefore she must hawe 
been born 5.24/l8^, in Belfast (tJ 



••♦According to "Other's ) 
Diary, Huth Staples was ) 
born l&rch 24, 1878! Her) 
son was born April 5,1899) 
She died April 13, 1899. ) 



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J.68 



THE CROCKBTT mitlLY 



(3) If or Man Duntar Staples 
Born ^Jsiy 2, 1852. Died Janxiary 26, 1882, 
He never itarried* „ _ „ 

(4) George Uelson Staples 
Bom Decentoer 10  1854. 
Married, let, Isabelle Towle, on Deoeniber 24, 1880. 

• 2nd, Jennie Bogera, on October 6, 1886. 
There are ..no oMldren lay either raarriaga "but after 
Ames's death George and his wife adopted Aes'sCAiaes') 
daughter Lucy, re-nandng her Zenaida Lucy. According 
to her mother, she was born on Fay 25, 1887. Aa 
stated elsewhere, she raarried Aaron J. Moyer, Jr., 
on Atigust 30, of either 1913 or 1914, lives in Uev 
York City, and has no children. Her mother gives the 
date of her carriage as 8/30/1914 but both George 
and Forest give it as August (13th and 3Gth), 1913« 
George lives at Ho* 50 Sixth St. , Lowell, Ma^st 

(5) A son. Died in infancy* 

(6) William Henry Staples 
Born Septeiober 6, 1859» in Prospect, Maine* 
S&rried at Belfast, Me», on l&y 8, 1884, to Hellie 
J. Ohase of Searsport, Ms. She was born In Sears- 
port on Noveniier 12, I860. They now live near 
Sheridan and Plain streets. North Eas ton, M>iss. , 
where Will is a tool-naker in the machine shop of 
The Ames Shovel & Tool Company. 
Their children are as follows:- 

(1) Helen Valentine, born in Searsport, Peb.14,1886. 
She married Louis P. Wilson, July 12, 1905. 
They live at Gharlestown, l&ss., and have three 
children, via:>- 

Sleanor Harriet, horn October 30, 1906. 
Albert William, born Septenfljer 10, 1908. 
Lillian Florence, born Hovember 29, 1915. 

(2) Tred Kendall, bom in Waltliam, ISiss., Jeb.20,18a8 

(3) Grace Iferlon, born in Walthara, Kas8.,June 20,1890 
She married 'Pi'Qd P. White, January 1, 1913. 
They live at South Saston, l&ss. , and have one 
child, Marie Lawson, born Sovember 1st, 1914. 

(4) Amasa Poss, bom in Medford, Msiss. ,Peb« 1, 1892* 

(5) Elsie Chase, born in Medford, lS^s«, Peb*9,1394« 
She married Srnest "Reed Sabaan, June 5, 1911. 
Tliey live at Brockton, l&ss., and have no cj^l- 

(6) Esther Katharine, /drea 
Born in Medford, l^ss. , "Jay 3, 1898. 
Died October 28, 1903. 

(7) Edna Young, born in Medford, S&ss., March 16,190a 
Died April 6, 1900. 

(7) Haskell Page Staples 

K- Bom Pebruary 15, 1863. Died at Buffalo, !5r.Y. , (t) 
'.<! o^^y in 1899 (?). 'Remains cremated and ashes buried at 

y'^ I West Sliaisy, H. Y. -{Dan says at Lowell, Mass.}- 
'^*<*|')^ ■Married Delphine Vassar of Lowell, Mass. She died 

(about) 1900 (?). They had one child, Walter Pollard 
Staples, bom l^ov.22,1890. How living in the West I 




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(8) A son* Died in infancy. 

(9) Forest Treat Staples 

Born August 24, 1866, at Prospect, Mstine. 
S&rried Jessie laay Bancroft of Heading, I^ss*, on 
August 5, 1890. She is the daughter of Alljert J. 
and Sarah J. (Ifeison) Bancroft and was "born In "Readir^gf 
August 6, 1870. They live at ISo, 60'Woburn Street, 
Reading, ]^ss., and have t'jro children:- 

(1) JSilcoLa Leiiris, torn ISarch 14, 1892. 

(2) 2&rcla Louise, born July 14, 1895. 

(10) Daniel Crockett Staples 

Born Septeaiber 8, 1870» at Prospect, Maine* 
lurried, Ist, Lilla IILllay of Hudson, l^ss*, 
on September 18, 1894. 

They had one child, Ruth Mldred, born Sept. 12, 1895. 
She rrarrled Frederic Lewis Wheelook of Boston, March 
22, 1914. They live in Boston. 

Daniel C. Staples divorced his first wife June 5,1907 
He carried, 2nd, on lovember 22, 1908, Georgia 1. 
McTntira of Hudson, i^ss. They now live at Shrews- 
bury, 3i^s6> There are no children by the second 
marriage. 

(11) Webster Kelly Staples 

Born Hoveniber 27, 1875. ilarried Isabelle Card. 
She was born 

Webster was the only one of the Staples boys born 
here on "The Pinnacle" — in his present horael All 
the others were bom in Prospect, although the birth- 
places of some of them are included in tlie present 
Tcwi of Stockton Springs I 

Webster K. and Isabelle (Card) Staples have nine 
children^ as follows:- 

(1) Janie Evelyn, Bom liay 17 1 1903. 

(2) Bussell Webster, » May 28, 1904. 

(3) Alfred Helson, " Aug. 25, 1905. 

(4) 31iner Forest, « » 17, 1907. 

(5) Lucy Augusta, " Sov.l6, 1908. 

(6) Grsorgia Isabelle," Apr. 18, 1910. 

(7) Srana Frances, " July 18, 1911. 

(8) Eugenia Mabel, " l&y 17, 1913. 

(9) Bertha Amanda, " Hov. 3, 1914. 



Of the sons who died in Infancy, only one lived to be a 

day old, he dying about twenty-four hours after his birth! 
Undismayed by eleven sons -(Elevenl Count 'enU)- Uncle Hel- 
son and Aunt Lucy secured from an institution- in Tewksbury, 
liass., through Aunt Caroline (Crockett) Stiles, an orphan 
girl named Belinda Templeton whom they reared as their own 
datighter under the nam© of Emma Staples and to whom, as she 
was apparently of about the sanie age as their son Norman 
and they were unable to learn the exact date of her birth, 
they "presented" the birthday of l^y 2, 1852. She became 
the wife of Prearaan loung -(now of the Moxie Herve Pood Co)- 
some forty years ago. When she had arrived at middle life. 



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some of her friends were bo impressed at a theatrical per- 
formance in which Annie Pixley was the "star" by the re- . 
seniblanca between the two women that they sought an inter- 
view with the actress with the result - — as I am inform- . 
ed--- that the records of the Tewksbury Almshouse were 
unearthed and the fact estal)lished that they were sisters! 
In addition to this large flock, tTncle Helson somewhere 
picked up while he was folloMng the sea a friendless '.vaif 
who was acting as cabin- "boy to whom he took such a liking 
that he brought him home — -with the result that Uncle Kel- 
son's home became his home until he had established one of 
his ownl This friendless waif eventually became Captain 
William Meyers, one of the most respected sea-captains of 
Sear sport during the last generation! 



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(3) Caroline -(third child of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crocketta 
" Born April 17, 1831. Harried Alba Glazier Stiles 
at Lowell, lSa8B«»llay 7, 1853* He was born at Water- 
ford, Vermont, October 28, 1828 and died at Lowell, 
2&88», February 13, 1912» Ee was long one of the 
principal merchants of Lowell* 
They had five children, via:- 

(1) Helen 2&ria - ("Hellle"*)-, born Aug, 9, 1854. 

Sifeurried Ttra.nk Kelly of Lowell, 8ept»14(T) ,1871 
Died December 28, 1874, 

(2) Carrie Msirietta -{MEirietta Caroline?)-, bom 

November 4, 1857. l&rried Tred F. Backard 
February 14, 1888. They have lived at Low^ 
ell, IJass. , and Brooklyn, H. T. , but have re- 
cently been living on a farm- — where, I do 
not know. They have no children. 

(3) Alba James, bom Aug. 7, 1859. 

Died Oct. 16, I860, 

(4) George Itancie, bom Aug. 19, 1863. 

ISarried to Grace L. Rowley, January 1, 1901* 
They live in Lowell and have no children. 

(5) Andrew Grant, born April 4, 1865. 

He entered the office of the City Treasturer 
of Lowell, ^SB, about thirty-four years ago 
and is himself now Treasurer of that city! 
Caroline (Crockett) Stiles died at Lowell on li&y 
22, 1868, and is buried in the Edson Cemetery there 



(4) Hary - (fourth cMld of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crockett )- 
Bom July 3, 1833. Harried, first, to Thomas 
Bretherick, an Englishman, at Lowell, Mass., Kay 

11, 1854. They had two children:- 

Sadie, who died when about six months old and was 
buried at Ballardvale, Andover, Mass. , and 
Thomas Wi Ilium- ("Tommy") -bom Dec.31,1856. Ee died 
of diphtheria Apr. 24, 1864 .Aged 7 yr8.,3 mos/,24 ds. 



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J.71 



THE CRO C KETT TAMELY 

Thomas Bretherick, Sr., diedof "stone-cutters* cons^lmptlon'' on 
l^rch 27» 1857, at Grandfather Crockett* s farm. His son "Toinmy" 
died at what was then the Henry ]^tthews house {now occupied by 
the widow of Leroy Dow) at Searsport village, although he had 
caught the disease which caused his death from George Staples 
while on a visit to Grandfather Crockett's- --where George lived 
as a hoyi Sother says that Thomas Bretherick, Sr» , had a broth- 
er William and a sister Annie in this country. She thinks Annie 
married a John P» Wilson who later moved from Kassachusetts to 
Bangor! The Bretherlcks, father and son, sleep in the Prospect 
Ifersh Village Cemeteryl 

'Ma.ry (Crockett) Bretherick married, second, Amos Matthews, 
in April (?), 1863« He was a son of Walter Ifetthews of Goose 
Pond, who was generally known as "Pond Walter" to distinguish 
him from "Red- Headed Walter", the father of the Matthews boys 
of my d^ and who lived this side of the echoolhouse at Bog 
Hill. Amos* 8 brothers were Lewis Henry, Waldo, and "Willie J.** 
ilatthewB, the last of whom lives on what used to be his father'* 
farm at what is now more aristocratically termed Swan Lake! 
Waldo Matthews built and used to live in whAt is now the Ed« 
Chapin house at Dodge's Comer while John Llttlefleld now owns 
the Lewis Henry Matthews farm- --"Singular circumstance!" 

Amos and Mary (Crockett) Bretherick-satthews had 5 childrei* 

(1) Prank Heagan, born Peb. 5, 1864. Died Jan. 12, 1867. 

(2) "Ruth Grant, born Feb. 19, 1866. Died Dec. 27, 1866. 

(3) Amanda Kneeland, bom Dec. 14, 1867. 

She married Albert H. Rames of Stockton on Ag»7,1889» 
Tliey now live at ITo. 30 Dow St., Portalnd, l&lne, and 
have had four children:- 

(1) Butler llatthews, bora Aug. 15, 1898. 

(2) John Heagan, born July 19, 1900. 

(3) Albert Mslvin, Jr., bom April 16, 1906. 

(4) Bobert Jaynes, bom Oct. 13,1909. Died Jan.22,191& 

(4) George Amos, bom December 19, 1872. 

He married, 1st, Effie Clifford of Belfast. 



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THE C RO CKETT yAltlLY 

Thay had three sono:- 

(1) George Ashley, bom 

(2) Donald, bom 

(3) Leon Elmer, bom . 
George A. and If fie (Clifford) laitthews werflutTdiToro^d 
He married, 2nd, /on 

He divorced hie second wife on 
He married, 3rd, on 

and now lives in Peach street, Belfast, Maine* 
(5) Hellle Kelley, ("Gyp"), bom July 12,1870. Died Biy 
24, 1878. She was nanaed for "Hellie" Stiles! 

Amos Bitthews had been bom Ka,roh 20, 1834, Ee died on 
April 10, 1879 (Tether's Diary sajrs April 8th) in Leadville, 
Colorado, whither he had gone with Jl-eeiaan satthews. Woodman 
Tyler, Warner C, Eamllton and Uncle Albert Sleeper Hichols dta> 
ing the great silver adning exclteEient* They left Searsport 
on March 10th, a month before he died of pneumonia in the rar- 
efied atH«sphere of the Hocky Mountains! According to lather's 
Diary, T^ler and Hamilton were gone from Searsport only about 
a month! 

Msury (Crockett) B re therick-lfet thews married, third, Willian 
Austin Gray, en July 27, 1884. Ee was the widower of her de- 
ceased sister, Sarahl She separated from him some years before 
her death! During the latter part of her life she was for sev^ 
eral years iSatron of Lowell Jail, resigning In 1899 because of 
Increasing age and deafness. She died Decerrfcer 5, 1922, (leath- 
er's Diary says Dec. 3rd), at the home of her son in Belfast, 
Maine, as the result of a fall in her own kitchen! 

In her letter giving me the above dates, *54imiie"{lfet thews) 
Sames says that the eldest child of Thomas and ifiary (Crockett) 
Eretherlck was born J&rch 18, 1855, that she was named Sarah J«, 
and that she died in either August or September, 1855. 



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173 

THB CROCKETT TAMILY 

(5) Sarah J. " (fifth child of IJaniel and Jane (Haagan) Croc kett)- 
Bom Dacanibar 16, 1854, Marriad William Austin Gray 
at Stockton, ISilna, October 25, 1655. - (Prad says it 
nas 10/^g/bs)« Sha died of conatiniption at Brawar, l&lna, on 
May 22, 1868, the aama day on which har siatar Carolina diad of 
tha saioa diseaea at Lowall, llass. William Austin Gray and Sareih 
J, (Crockett) Gray had five children, viz:- 

(1) rrad Willis, born at Stockton, Ife., July 31, 1856. 

Because of ill health, ha went to California while 
yet a very yoimg man. He narrled at San Gabriel, 
California, on April 5, 1884, Jane ltoLean--who was 
born at J&nilla, Canada, April 29, 1859, Fred Willis 
and Jane (liclaan) Gray have five children:- 

(1) Jessie Biry Gray, bona at Alhambra, California, 

Jan. 13, 1885. She married John D. ISirphy at 
Whittier, California, on Aug. 1/ 1910. Thay had 
one child, iSarien Gray Ito'phy, bom M,y 26, 
1912, at Whittier, California,, and died liarah 
23, 1913, at San Parnando, California. 

(2) Eachael Jane Gray, born at Alhairibra, California, 

September 10, 1887. Married to Lester Keith Cola 
at Whittier, California,, June 12, 1912. Thay 
have one ohild, Constance Jane Cola, born June 

3, 1916. 

(S) Fred Alexander Gray, born at Searsport, I5e., 

March 4, 1890. (This was after ¥re& Willis Gray 
came "back East" to join his father (Unci© "BillJP 
on the old George Coleon place — whence, after 
some years, he was mighty glad to get back to 
what ha considers "God's Own Coiintry"- Calif ornl«^ 

(4) Slen tK^tto Gray, bom at Sandypoint, He., March 

4, 1893. 

(5) Robert MeLean Gray, bom at la larada, California, 

Jferch 6, 1899. 

(2) Daniel C. Gray, bom at Stockton, Maine, July 12, 1858, 

Ee died at San Prancisco, California, Septeeober 15, 
1909. He never married. 

(3) Caroline Gray, bom at Stockton, Maine, Sept. 17, 186a 

Died at Searsport, Me., October 31, 1911. She mar- 
ried George A. Bowen of Searsport, Me., October 30, 
1886.- (Ihey were married at her father's -the old 
George Colson place- by the Hev. Hobert G. Earbutt)- 
He was born at Searsport village March 9, 1857. His 
father died (lost at sea) while he was a babe-in-arms. 
His mother died Apr. 26, 1875,— the day Kit was bomi 
George A. and Caroline (Gray) Bowen had two childreni- 
(1) Gertrude llsincra, bom Dec. 23, 1887. She was 
bom on the old William Cunningham farm on tha 
Swanvllla road in Searsport. The "Slsinora" is 
for %yberry»s r»ch (ranch) in California, where 



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174 

THB CBOCKETT MMILT 



(in California) her iMther taught school for five 
yesLVB, shortly after graduating from the Eastern 
J&ine State Hormal School at Castine before she 
returned to Maine in (about) 1885 and taught in 
the late "eighties"* Ed«. Kayberry, with whom 
■Carrie" lived most of the time while she was in 
California, w»s the husband of her aunt — her 

father's sister Bmily% and was very fond of 

his niece* Gertrude followed in her mother's 
steps by grduating (graduating) from the Eastern 
Maine State Normal School, then- — after a few 
terms in her native state- — became a teacher in 
the public schools of Hew Haven, Connecticut, 
where she has been for a nuirber of years* 
(2) laidred £* -(she was named Emma Mildred but didn*t 
fancy the juxtaposition of so many "m" sounds)-, 
bom December 1, 1889, in the same room in which 
her father had been born before her — in the 
house which formerly belonged to George's grand- 
mother- — "Aunt" Huldah Bowen-— at Searsport vil- 
lage and which George sold a few years since-— 
It is now occupied by Stephen Card* 
She was married on Wkj 23, 1913, at Whlttler, 
California (her father making the trip to her 
Uncle Fred's with her for the piirpose) to lieu- 
tenant Harold E. Karr of the TTnited States Array 
who was then serving his term of foreign service 
and had retiorned from the Philippines to be mar- 
ried* En route on the return to the Philippines 
with his wife he received at Honolulu orders 
transferring him to that station but ms he was 
the custodian of valuables to be delivered at 
Manila, he completed the voyage to that port, 
whence he and Ms wife returned to his new sta- 
tion at Honolulu (or was it Pearl Harbor?). 
A.f ter a considerable term of service at that 
point he was ordered to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 
whence he was sent to Fort Bliss, near 11 Paso, 
Texas, during the Slexican embrogllo of last sun> 
mer* Within the past few months he has been made 
Inspector Instructor of the Massachusetts Field 
Artillery and State Militia with headquarters at 
Boston — an assignment very much to the liking 
of his wife, who waa a stenographer in Boston be- 
fore her mother's death caused her to return homB 
to act as her father's housekeeper up to the tine 
of her marriage — shortly after which George 
took a second wife in the person of IQ-ss liary 
Littlefield* 1^* & Ws* Bowen (George and his 

wife) are visiting Lieutenant and l^s. Marr in 
Boston at this writing -(March 6, 1917). I be- 
lieve Lieutenant Marr's native place is Farming- 
ton, Me* He and Mildred have one child, 
Harold, Junior, born Decernber 7, 1915* 

(4) William Gray, born at Stockton, ^ine, September 11, 

1862. Died liirch 12, 1864. 

(5) Sarah Gray, bom at Brewer, Maine, Deoeiaber 5, 1867* 

Died at Brewer, lie*, February 4, 1869* 






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175 
THB CROCK BTT lAlCTLY 

Both William Austin Gray and hie first vife (Sara|t J. 

(Crockett) Gray) .aa well ae/ three of their children — Caroline, 

Taillam, and Sarah, are hurled In the Sichole' District Ceioetery 

— "Elmwood"— -at Searsport. I presume that "Dam" wae hurled 

at San IVancleco. Of all the children l^ed ie the only one 

left* He residee *t Whlttler, California, and the letter in 

which he givee me moat of the kove (ahove), or many of the above 

dates is written on paper hearing the ioiprlnt "T* W. Gray, Leia- 

cn Grower"- — although it does not show the address as being *1ta 

Garden of Love"! Fred gives ms the following ddltioni.1 (addi- 

tional) information regarding his father:- 

WIILIAM AUSTIIS GRAY 
Born at Windham, liiine, June 20, 1824. 
Died at Searsport, laine, June 84, 1896« 
lurried, 1st, Sarah J. Croclcett, Oct»23,1865, 
 2nd, at Worcester, llass. ,Tan«27,1870, 
Addle Davis. She was bom at 
Jackson, 3^ine, Sept* 11, 1833* 
They had one child, William Lewis 
Gray, born at Brewer, Ite»,reb.l0»ie71« 
* 3rd, l*iry (Crocfcett) Matthews 

Except for references to the dates enclosed on a separate 

sheet, Fred W, Gray's letter reads as follows- (Dated 10/ia/l6)s- 

■T was earpectlng to com© Sast this fall and thought I would be 

at leisure in September but have been very busy since I left 

the Leffingwell "Rancho. T thought when I moved on to my own 

place I would take life a little more quiet but I am called to 

different citrus ranches for consultation, etc*, as I have had 

a good irany years experience in that line, and I also have seven 

to ten men working for me all the time -- but I know that I keep 

in better health by having plenty of exercise. I weigh 170 and 

have not seen a sick day for a good many years* T would like to 

drive a machine throxigh to the last v/hen they get the roads in 



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176 

THE CmO CKETT TAMILY 

good shape. I think it would he a fine trip Tjut expect it wouJd 
get tiresome. VSy family is getting pretty small as Hobert is 
the only one at home. He will graduate from High School this 
year and then he goes for four years to the University of Cal- 
ifornia at Berkeley, California, rred is Secretary and Manager 
cf the Tustin Lemon Association. They ship over three hvmdred 
cars of leinons a year. Glen is foreman of the Atascadero Ma- 
chine Shops at Atascadero. There are 33,000 acres in the sub- 
division and they have lots of machinery which keeps the shops 
pretty busy. They have fifteen 75- horse- power tractors and 
six 30-hcrse- power tractors, and I don't know how many autos, cq 
the job! Glen has been there over two years. He is a husky- - 
6- feet and weighs 185 Z 

We hope you will take a run out here sometime and make us 
a visit--- I would be glad to have youl I hope these few lines 
find you in good health- --and remember me kindly to your father 
and motherl" 



(6) Daniel, 3rd. - (sixth child of Daniel and Jane (HeaganI Crockett) 
Born September 4, 1836. He never attained to the dig- 
nity of "Daniel Crockett, Junior , " as his grandfather outlived 
Thlml He served in the United States liTavy for seven years (dur- 
ing the "fifties") before the Civil War having enlisted in 185-, 
for two years and re- enlisted for five years. He was on the 
U. S. Ship " "in the Haval Expedition to Paraguay, South 
America, under Tlag Officer Shubrick in 1859, to cou^el repara- 
tion for the firing upon the Str. "Iftiter Witch" while engaged 
on a scientific expedition under Captain Thomas J. Page on the 
River ParanA four years before, when one of her crew was killed. 



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177 

THE CROCKETT TAVULY 

Shubrlck's fleet was composed of nineteen vessels. On Its ap- 
pearance, the Paraguayan Government said:- "Yeu needn't shoot— 
1*11 come down!" Por fvirther details, see pages 389 to 392 of 
Mother's "book "The Achievements of One Hundred Years - — Tha 
History and Triuraphs of the IJineteenth Century* hy Charles 
Morris, L. L. Hm, published by the King- "Richardson Company, 
Springfield, Ifess. , and copyrighted by W. E. Scull in 19001 
It was while Daniel Crockett, 3rd, was In the Havy that his 
father visited him in Sew YorkI 

After leaving the Havy he went to sea up to within seven 
or eight months of the time of his death. He began "before 
the mast* and advanced through the different grades of mate 
until, after serving as First iSsite for some seven jrears (liother 
thinks) with Captain Henry Partridge, he was Captain of the 
"Windward* (his last ship) for one trip. Mother remecajers 
hearing him say that he had been around Cape Horn eleven times 
---must have gone around the world or come home overland once— 
and ship-wrecked three times! In one of the wrecks he spent 
many hours lashed to a plank- — with nothing else between him 
and Iternityl Some of Ms vessels were the Brig "Wacamaw* - 
-("Waccamew")-, Schooners "Daybreak" and "Windward", and the 
Barque "Dacotah"! 

He died of consumption at his father's home on lebrch 6, 
18681 



(7) Kuth B» -(seventh child of Daniel and Jane (Beagan) Crockett )- 

Bom Septenaber 8, 1838. She was named for Ruth Rid- 

Stockton, formerly 

leyl She was married (by Elder Car ley) to Andrew Grant of Pros- 
pect, Me,, on April £5, 1859# During the first ten or more 



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178 

THg C ROCKETT MKIIY 

jBare of her carried life she accompanied her huetand, who was 
a sea-captain in the service of the (then) rich and influential 
shipping and mercantile family known as "The Treats of Winter- 
port* » on all his voyages- — principally in the West India tradel 

Save what he needed for acttial expenses and against the wishes 

his 
of his wife. Captain Grant "hanked" all his money with the 
employers 
Treats, never witMrawing any part of his salary or wliAt/ a 

landlubber would call "commissions" otherwise, so that when the 
tOreats went broke either in the late "sixties" or early "seven- 
ties" he fcmid himself not only out of a ship but flat as a 
flounder financially as welll The shock unbalanced his mind 
and, although Mother says she has never seen a man who seemed 
to be more fond of his wife prior to that time, he deserted 
both wife and family sometime in the "seventies" while living 

at Warren, Bhode Island— -whither they had moved within a few 

after 
months of the smah-up (smash-up) of the Treats I Be would drop 

out of sight of everyone he had ever known for long intervals- 
then suddenly re-appearl Some years prior to his death, he 

Stockton Springs, formerly 
lived for a time at Prospect, his boyhood's home I He died at 

Bamariscotta, liaine, in January, 1912. 

Captain Andrew and "Ruth (Crockett) Grant had three ohil- 

dren:- 

(1) "Ruth Andrew Grant, born at Grandfather Crockett's 

home en June 10, 1869» Eother says this was two or 
three months after the Treats "busted", that Captain 
Grant had previously disappeared, and that at the 
time of his eldest child's birth neither his friends 
nor his family knew where he was! Although the only 
thing of which he had been guilty was to lose all his 
earthly possessions, he seemed ashamed to meet his 
old friends I His wife -(who may have known where he 
was all the time)- joined him at Wlarren, R« !•, within 
a few weeks after her child was bom. This child, 
the Huth of my boyhood and vrhom I remember as a vis- 
itor about the middle "eighties", died at Lowell, 
Mass., July 10, 1889, 



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179 

THE CROCKETT MIOXY 

(2) l&ry Jane Grant, "born at Tferren, "Rhjode Island, Hovem- 

ter 7, 1871. Married to Slbridge B. Ward December. 
6, 1890, at Lowell, liase. They have two children:- 

(1) Arnold S. Ward, born at Seareport, Me«, April 12, 

1892. 

(2) Frank Ward, born at Seareport, Ms*, September 22, 

1894. 

(3) A son. Died in infancy. 

Since writing the above I have again been talking with 
Mother who saye that as the Treats failed two or three montha 

before Huth Grant waa bom, the date of their failure rouet have 

,^,., _.,;...:. „ Captain 

been about Mirch or April, 1869. She aleo saye that Andrew 

Grant, who was a son of the •Seceeh* Andrew Grant whom Uncle 
Mlton had very nearly "capsized" at the Turner Schoolhovuse 
in Civil War days, was born on what was then his father's farm 
-—the first house on the right beyond "Old Ben" Partridge's 
as you went down over the Heagan Hill on the imy from Grand- 
father Crockett's to the Turner Schoolhouse— - in whit was then 
ttie Town of Prospect. This farm is now in Stockton Springs, 
the Town of Stockton having been set off from Prospect on Ifiarch 
13, 1857, and its name changed to Stockton Springs -(at the be- 
}»8t of some mineral water promoters)- en February 5, 1889. It 
vtts to this farm, which had long since become the property of 
his brother. Captain Jeremiah Grant, and was then owned and oc- 
cupied by Captain "Jerry's" widow- — who was a sister of Captain 
Andrew Grant's first wife, Clarissa Partridge, for whom Aim t 
Clara (Crockett) Griffin had been named--- that Captain Andrew 
Grant returned somewhere between 1905 and 1910 and where he was 
made welcome for some years until upon rising one morniiag the 
balance of the household found he had departed without leaving 
a word of explanation. The next word received of him was of 
his death at Damariscotta. He is buried there I 



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180 

In passing, I nay mention that it was a meiEibar of the Hireet 
f^amily of Winterport, Charles (?) Treat, without whose signature 
no ITnited States currency note was regarded as complete for mazxr 
years- — he was long Treasurer of the United StatesI Within the 
past ten or twenty years I myself tmt a man in Kew York who had 
just met him at a Bankers Convention In that city and who ex- 
pressed surprise at the fact that the Trea8\u*er of the United 
States had negro blood in his veins — Please remezober that this 
gentlesan had no idea whether 1 had heen "bom In Maine or Cali-t 
fornlal Mother says that she has heard that the Treats were of 
mixed blood hut that she had alwa3r6 heen of the opinion that ths 
statement was unfounded — that she had heard her mother say that 
if it were true the fact was not apparent in their personal ap- 
pesrance! 

After her husband had deserted her. Aunt Kuth continued to 

live at Warren, "R. T», until the middle "eighties" when she aiov- 

es;ept Mother and Lucy had 
ed to Lowell, liiiss* , where she and all her sisters Ink worked in 

the cotton mills for varying periods prior to their xnainriages— - 

like those of nany other occupations the operatives of the cot* 

ton mills of 50-75 years age were sade up from a different class 

than at presentl Here she divorced her husband, took two elder>- 

ly ladles to care for, and made a home for her datighters and 

niece (Jennie Griffin) until her eldest daughter had died and 

the other two girls had oarrled* When Jennie (Griffin) Earr 

died Aunt Buth assumed charge of SJid cared for the infant dau^ 

ter she had left behind until she was old enoiq^ to turn over to 

others and her ministrations to those who were sick and in 

trouble as represented by her daughter and others did not cease 

until the day of her death— --She was a IfiBther In Israel to the 



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181 

THE CHOCKETT BAIOXY 

Iftfltl In 1899, she cucoeeded her sieter Mary as Ifeitron of Lon*- 
ell Jail, a position which ahe held at the tiise of her death on 
ISecember 29, 1909» as the result of heart failtire vhile ^mder- 
£0inc an operation for the removal of gall-atonea in a hospital 
at Lovell. She rests in a lot which she had hought in the Xdaai 
(Sdson) Cemetery at Lowellt Ifiise*, and which is shared X>j her 
niece, Jennie (Griffin) flarr, together with ths latter*s little 
son, IBarle* I am just now reminded thAt while visltins Uothsr 
Osring one of her vacations a few years l>efore her death. Aunt 
Bsth took occasion to demonstrate to a certain one of her nephf 
ews that she had not £ot forgotten all the Spanish she had pic^ 
ed up while sailing as the wife of the skipper of a West India- 
aaanl After living at various places in laissachusetts and Maine 
since her murria-ge Atint IJuth's surviving daughter, Wb» 11- 
brudge B* Ward, is now living in Brooks (or lionroe). Me*, her 
posteffice address l>eing B* ?• !>•, le* 1, Brooks, Maine, al- 
though her husband has recently bought and proposes moving to 
what was formerly the Alice Kane plsuae in Swanvillel 

Captain Andrew Grant had no children by his first wife* 
Mother thinks he lived with his brother's widow on the fans 
where he had been bom for between three and four years between 
ld05 and 1910 and that it was something like one or two years 
before he died that/ he disappeared therefroml 



(8) James Heagan- (eighth child of ISaniel and Jane (Heagan) Crock- 

Att)- 

Bern July 21, 1840* He was named for his 
Grandfather HeaganT He wis married on June 24, 1865, to Esther 
W, Twlse cf Prospect, Me*, They had no children* 

He served in the United States Havy for one year during the 



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182 

THE CE OCKETTlAljIIjY 

Civil War! Msther has a snail Tbox roade "by him with a sheath- 
kailfe from a piece of a rebel gunboatl After the War he follonF* 
ed his trade as a carpenter in S&ssachusette and Bangor, also 
"building hincelf a house on Birch Street, Bangor, about 1867 or 
1868. T reiaember going trout- fishing with him in the Clifford- 
Black brook in the Spring or Summer of 1875 on the occasions of 
one of his visits to Mother while we were living on the old 
Kneeland Harm- --prior to moving to the Steele place! 

He died of consumption March 31, 1876, at Ms wife's fath- 
er's hcffi© at •The liountain*. Prospect, Me* After his death, 
his widow narried Captain Hassell of Belfast and upon again be- 
coming a widow she married a man nacjed Jackson, also of Belfastt 
Ihey now live on the place left her by Captain Hassell at City 
Point, Belfast, Me* 



( 9 ) Leander- ( nl nt h child of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crockett)- 
Bom November 8, 1842» Eever married! 
He was a rrember of Company K. , Twenty^ Sixth Jssalne 
Volunteers -(Father's company and regiment)- in the Civil War 
and contracted consT«nptlon while in the service (he first becaoft 
ill with Jatmdlce), being discharged from the Army for disabil- 
ity at Baton Hoiige, Loxd-siana, ©n February 5, 1863! -(See Page 
507 of father's copy of the "History ©f the 26th Maine Seglmenfl- 

Buring the Summer of 1864 he made a trip t© Kingston, Ja- 
maica, for the benefit of his health as a passenger on the 
Schooner "Windward* (?) of which his brother, Daniel, 3rd, was 
First Msite and Henry ^rtrldge (Ames's son) Captain. He im- 
proved very much on this voyage and contemplated a return to 
Jamaica or further sea- trips upon his return home but rapidly 



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IBS 

THE CROC KETT MICTLY 

declining health discotiraged him and he failed to make the final 
effort which might poseibly have saved hie life I -(Captain Henfy 
Bartridge later, in 18--, shot hiisaself in hie cabin at Gibraltar 
and ims buried there! )• 

Leander died of coneuription at his father's home on Jan- 
uary 4, 1866. 



(10) Ade lb ert- (tenth child of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crockett)- 

Bern March 22, 1845, l&rried Melvina WMtten at 
Stockton Hoveniber 24, 1870. They had three children:* 

(1) Prank Penno Crockett, born Aug. 20, 1871. 

He was nained for Dr. Prank Penno Kelly, "Hellie" 
Stiles* 8 husband. After leaving the old Crockett 
Farm, Frank studied Telegraphy and "took" to rail- 
roading! He is now a Station Agent (at Mlo Junction?) 
in the en^loy of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad! 
He has never married! 

(2) Addie Bradbury Crockett, born April 2, 1876. 

Married Harry P. Hichbom, May 17, 1904, 
He is Captain of the S.S. "Caracas", the Queen of 
the Fleet of the "Red D" Line to Venezuela! 
Their home is in Brooklyn, N. 1» , but during hie 
monthly trips to Venezuela, -(Porto Rico, Curacao, 
and La Guayra)- Addie often visits her mother at 
Brewer! 
(5) Jennie Heagan Crockett, born September 25, 1881. 

Since leaving the Crockett Farm in 1902, Jennie and 
her mother have lived at various tisjes at Searsport 
village and In Brooklyn, U. ?., but now maintain their 
home at 196 Wilson Street, Brewer, Uaine* 
Jennie gives me date of her mother's (Aunt"E9l'8") 
birth as August 24, 1846. XSother thinks she was 
bom in Monroe, Mb., but is not certalnl 

Adelbert Crockett served first in the tJnion Array and later 

in the United States Savy during the Civil War! He was a memf 

ber of the same company as Tiather and his brother Leander Crocit- 

ett -(Company K. , 26th 2iSU.ne)- and, as well as his brother Lean* 

der, went with his regiment to Louisiana when Tiathsr was left 

behind sick with typhoid fever at a hospital in Newport Kewe, 

Virginia. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Irish Bend 



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164 

TEE CBOCKETT FA MILY 

near Braahear City, Louisiana, "but uras released on parole and 
came home in 1863» Therefore when he enlisted in the Havy in 
Septext±>er, 1864, he took a chanoe of exeoution if he should 
again be captured. 'Bhile in the lavy he participated xrnder 
Porter in hoth assaults on Tort Usher — in Beoeniber, 1864, and 
January, 18651 While ashore after the place had capitulated, 
he saw the trenches and burrows in which the Confederates hid 
ensconced themselves— -he said they were like rat- holes I 

father's "History of the l^enty-Sixth Maine Hegiment" says 
that he (tfncle "Del") was mustered out of the Havy on September 
1, 1866, hut liDther informs me that several of the statements 
made therein regarding him -(Page 507)- are incorrecti T'or an 
accoiuit Of the campaign in Louisiana in which he partlclpa-ted 
see the description given by I>hllip Souder Holmes on Pages 352 
to 358 of the same bookl Holmes used to live in the house 
which I can remember as standing between Aunt "May's" and Fred 
Sllis*8 -(he bought it ©f Uncle Selson Staples)- and is the man 
regarding whom, when most ©f the women of the neighborhood were 
waiting in suspense for news of the casualties In some battle 
which had Just taken place, his wife had confidently asserted 
in explanation of her apparent light- hoartednese:- "Phil will 
take care of hie- self I* Sbther remenibers the squirrel which cam- 
paigned with Holmes and which he brought home? Pages 356-71 
The "History of the Twenty-Sixth ISIaine Regiment" was compiled 
by Comrade Slden B. Haddocks of Hampden, Me., -(still llvlng)- 
and was printed by Chas* H. G-lass & Co., of Bangor, Me., in 
1899, but on February 8, 1917, Messrs. Glass & Co. could give 
ma no information as to where I could obtain a copy other than 
to refer me to ^ddocks at Hampden or the f airily of Joshua ¥. 



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185 
THE CROCKBTT 7AMILT 

Black of Searsportl 

Although all fotar of Mother's Isrothers who reached maturity 
served their country in either the Army or Havy, Uncle "Bel" was 
the only one to whom a pension was granted — and the papers al- 
lowingjf hie did not reach Stockton until after his deathi Nei- 
ther trade Jim nor Uncle Dan ever applied for a pension! Lean- 
der made application during his illnese but was supposed te hav» 
"been thwarted by the efforts of a neighbor -('•Uncle"Sam Heagan)- 
wibo was credited with having written the federal authorities 
that he was not ill and did not deserve a pensionl 

After the Civil War Uncle "Del* returned to the Crockett 
"F&rm where the balance of hie life was spent* In addition to 
carrying on the farm he did considerable building, erecting both 
his own and -(in 1869)- Father's bam on the old place where 
Kit» Bert and myself were born. He also served the Town of 
Stockton as TSax Collector for several years » occupying that po- 
sition at the time of his death* He died of consumption on 
the Crockett l^rm January 22, 18821 



(11) Clara ?«- (eleventh child of Daniel and Jane (Heagan) Crockett) 

She was named for Clarissa Cartridge but always 
wrote her name "Clara" I Bom February 16, 1847. Before her 
marriage she went to Lowell, Mass*, with the intention of work- 
ing in the cotton mills but less than a fortnight's experience 
in the new venture serving to convince her that she preferred 
the tribulations of a "school-marm", she returned home and re- 
sumed teaching— -she taught several terms in the Boberts Dis- 
trict and George Settlement even though she was not yet twenty** 

was to 
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THE CBOCKETT SktSTLl 

on Deceirfcer 25, 1867, "by Juetloa 
of the Pftaos Banry Staples of and at StocktenI 

Joseph York Griffin was the son of Eben Griffin and ims 
"bom on "The Turnpike " near its junction with the Seareport- 
Stockton road in that part of Seareport which was formerly re- 
ferred to as "The Harbor" but now 'bears the name of "Park"! 
His father's house was near the one which used to he owned "by 
Mark Ward but is now occupied by his son-in-law. Per ley Andrewsl 
Joseph York Griffin's brother, Tferren Griffin, still resides in 
the iounediate vicinity and, together with his daughters, con- 
ducts a sort of "IFayside Inn* at which automohiliste obtain re- 
freshments during the season — just beyond the church at Park 
if yeu*re ever going alow enough te ei , eja!. iti Joseph Griffin was 
a stone-cutter, ship- carpenter and sea- faring tnan> During the 
seven years of their married life he and his wife lived on the 
Phil* Holioee place, at Pox Island and, during the last few 
years, in the eharnbers of Aunt Kary Matthews 's house- — now Iveiy 
George* 8 I It was here that he died on January 14, 1875, from 

the effect of a tarantula's bite sustained in Cuba some two 

with luniber (?) 
years before while loading a vessel of which he was Pirst Mate 

and as a result of which he had suffered a physical decline and 

partially lost his reasoni As his daughter Imd been born in 

Aunt Mary Matthews 's house in 1872 and as Mother says his odnd 

had beooisd somewhat affected as a result of the tarantula bite 

when he was cutting stone at Poz Island, and that/ his wife and 

baby were with him there, I assune that they lived 0^ in the 

chanibers at Aunt Mary's on two sei)arate occasions* 

After her husband's death Aunt Clara, who had already been 

ill ©f consttfflption for two years, went over to Uncle "Del's" in 



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187 

THg CROCKBTT yAHILT 

lairch and reoalned there tmtil l&y when Aunt Huth came and took 

her (and her baby) te her hone at Warren» Bhode Island* where 

she cared for her until the tlioe of her death on Bececiber 17, 

1875. Atmt ^uth then brought her renains back to Stockton— 

IF^ther's Diary says she arrived on Dec* 2Ist« Aunt Clara's 

funeral was held at Uncle Ainos SIsittheTrs's on Dec* 22» 1875* 

She freLB buried beside her husband in the Marsh Village Cemetery, 

lyospectl 

Joseph Tork and Clara P« (Crockett) Griffin had one chllds- 

Jennie Heagan (Jrlffln, bom in Aunt Mary Matthews* house 

in Stockton August 17, 1872. At/ the time of her moth- 
er's death she was already a mat^Br of Aunt Buth Grant*! 
fasdly at Warren, B« T«, and she continued as such 
there and at Lowell, l&iss* , until the time of her auy 
riage, having been reared by Aunt Buth as one of her 
own daughters* She was narried at Lowell, Mass* , on 
June 26, 1892, to Henfy Herbert Parr of Lowell. 
They had two .children: - 

(1). Henry Sarle l^rr, born at Lowell, JIass. , October 
8, 1893. Ee was familiarly known as "Earle* and 
died at TVed Ellis's in Stockton Springs, )e while 
his mother was in ifeiine on a vacation, July 16, 
1895. 
(2) Ruth Amanda Earr -(named for her two grandmothers) 
born at Lowell, Mass., August 27, 1897. Accord- 
ing to a letter to Mother from Mwy (Grant) Ward 
under date of September 15, 1916, "Buth I^irr was 
living in Lowell up to three years ago* I -(pre- 
sximablj'- with her father's peoplel)- 
Jennie Heagan (Griffin) Tarr died at Lowell, Mass*, August 
27, 1897, the day on which her da^^ghter was born! Both she 
and her son larle sleep in Aunt Huth's lot in the Sdson 
Cemetery, Lowell* Eenry Herbert Jarr died at Lowell on 
Sovember 10, 1912! Ihen Aunt Huth died she divided her 
property in halves, leaving one to Euth "Flarr and the other 
to her two grandchildren, sons of Blbrldge B* and l&ry J* 
(Grant) Ward, who, as stated elsewhere, have recently 
bought the Alice Kane place in Swanvillel 



(12) Amanda H. Crockett- (twelfth child of Daniel and Jane (Hea- 
gan) Crockett and ]^ Mother )- 
Born I&y 6, 1849, on atte± the old Crockett Mrm in what is now 
Stockton Springs, Maine, --- as all her brothers and sisters had 



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188 
THE CR OCKETT mMTLY 

been before her I Until it was torn down in 1862; ahe attended 
school at the "Old Center Schoolhouse" which stood in the nortl> 
east corner of the junction of the road passing the Crockett 
farm and the one rxinnlng down past Amos Partridge's -{now Chas. 
Hitch's)! Later she ilttended the schools in the Roberts and 
Turner Districts I She was one of "The Pour Center Girls"— -who 
enjoyed a reputation for deviltry second to^none of their day 
and generation! They were Mother, her sister Clara, Luella 
Whitehouse, and Ella Peasleel Luella Whitehouse lived on what 
in my day has been known as the Amos Lane place. She is now Mrs. 
Allard Staples of Castlne— -her husband was a son of the S&tthew 
("Pat") Staples who used to live on what in my boyhood was the 
Kelly Mokerson place In the Creorge Settlement, the dances run 
by whom were attended by the yovng people for miles around in 
the "sixties"! Ella Peaslee lived on what is now the Haley 
place. She Is the widow of John Borrie, forraarly of Searsport 
but later a business can of l£Llford» Mse* She comes to the old 
Horrle Homestead on Korris Street at Searsport Village each Siam' 

mer and always calls on Mother I She has a son nasied Sanford 

. . .^. . - , 
whom I remenSber as having volunteered to show cje - (already the 

proud "aaster-builder" of a boat then navigating Kane's Pond)- 

how to "play shop" with my chest of tools--- the apple of my ey»l 

At that early day Sanford and T could not have been friends! 

He and hie mother reside at Mlford, l&ss. 

When Mother was a young girl there was another Amanda 

Crockett in Uorth Stockton, ths daughter of Paul Crockett who 

lived between Pred Ellis's and the Alfred Berry plAce, the last 

of which was known to my boyhood as the residence of ISAtttanr 

("Pat") lartridge, his wife Lizaie, and their numerous brood of 



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189 

THE CROCKETT FAMILY 

young "Partridges"!- — Wg» Partridge was a daughter of Alfred 
Berryl So far as either he or Grandfather knew, there was no 
relationship between this Paul Crockett and lather's fai&ily* 
His buildings were burned while Mother was yet a girl and he 
moved to Stockton village, near which I remember his being shot 
while gathering evergreens by a hunter who had mistaken him for 
•game" in the early "eighties"! In a letter to me dated love»- 
ber 21, 1916, H. H. ("Suad") Bennett of 26 lailer St., Belfast, 
lie*, says J- "Paul, Thomas, and Simeon Crockett were first cous- 
ins to Mother!" Therefore as "J&d" Bennett's mother was Phebe 
Crockett, a daughter of the Ephraia Crockett who was the first 
settler on the place next beyond John Nichols's and for whoa 
"l&ount Sphraim" was named, Sphraim Crockett and the father of 
Paul Crockett must have been brothers! "liid" Bennett does not 
know where either hie Grandfather Ephraim Crockett or his Grand- 
mother Ilea (Powler) Crockett were bom but says:- "I have some 
recollection of Mother telling me she had relatives at Deer 
Isle"! It has occurred to me that possibly Sphraim Crockett 
of Mount IphralBi Kay have been the"Rphraim" shown by Hosraer's 
H^stery of Beer Isle -(on sale by ^^s* Susie S* Cousins, Ston- 
ington, Maine)- as having been one of the sons of Tosiah Crock- 
ett who came to Deer Isle from l^lmouth. Me*, in 1768 and who 
was still living at Deer Isle when the first Census was taken 
in 1790- — at which time he had one son over sixteen years of 
age and two who were xmder sixteen! Ephraim Crockett ("lad" 
Bennett's grandfather) was bom 34iy 31, 1779, and Elsa (Powler) 
Crockett was bom June 11, 1788# They died Oct, 15, 1851, and 
Dec. 20, 1867, respectively, (Married in April, 1810) and are 
both buried at lorth Searsport. The above is pure speci^tiion 



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190 

THB CROCKETT MMILT 

on nay part, so far ae this particular Ephraim having "been the 
son of J'osiah of Deer Isle is concerned* but If the guess is a 
good one* SudL the father of "Paul, Thcnas and Slaieon Crockett" 
imst have been one of the other two sone of CToeiah Crockett as 
shown "by the First Census-— Ho smer*8 History of Deer Isle cred- 
its hiaa with having had but three children - (ITathan, Ephraim, 
and Sarah)- tut the Urst Census shows that he had three sons 
and one daughter! At any rate* as Great-Orandfather Daniel 
Crockett was born at Windham, lie., in July, 1775, it is an es- 
tablished fact that he was not related to either Josiah or Cap- 
tain Robinson Crockett of Deer Isle later than the time of his 
father, who may have been a brother of those two gentleisen* and» 
as stated, if there was any relationship between the faiallfcte 
of Daniel and ?aul Crockett of Stockton neither of them was 
aware of the facti Paul Crockett's daughter Amanda later 
raarried a Ford, a relative of Oliver Whitcomb's wife of lorth 
Searsport, and now lives in one of the "back towns" of this 

(Waldo) coxmtyl (Her present address is Wb* Eenry Ford. ) 

(¥averly House, Charlestown, JSass. 4/7/1.7) 
The foregoing Is preliminary to observing that when Jlather 

was a very young man he was looked upon with considerable favor 

by Paul Crockett's daughter Amanda but tlsat he did not feel any 

great admiration for her is attested by the fact th*t I heard 

him remark during the I&ll ju£t passed: •- "If anyone had told me 

then that I would marry (an) Amanda Crockett, I wouldn't have 

believed itl" He wasn't reckoning on another girl of the same 

name/l As a girl of thirteen, Mother had gone to Bangor to 

see her brothers and their comrades of the Twanty^Slxth ^ine 

a few days before the regiment departed for Virginia and the 

front* later, in the 7^11 of 1665, she went to school te l^th- 



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191 

j^ C mOCKBTT lAK ILY 

or at the Hofeerto Sohoolhouee-— Piather taught hie first school 
In the winter of 1865-4 in th© Greorge Settlement and taught 
aikout thirty terms in all, ueualljr having two echoole eadh wlnt«rl 

EBther had heen horn on the old Kneeland liarm, in the house 
TOW owned hy Levi George, on March 19, 1845, on lands "bought ty 
his father from the Sears and Frescott of Boston owners of the 
IShldo Batent, the deeds to which are still in Mother's posses* 
sioni When other's father {Henry Hichborn Kneeland), in con- 
junction with Ms brother Sdward, bought the originil land which 
"became a part of the Kneeland 'Farm the nearest puhlic highway 
wasthe Mount Sphraim road -—from it they had to go in to their 
lands along a "hlaaed* way under Mount Ephrain or Bog Hill—  
from the "Bog" in JSerrithew's pasture! According to Ha-ther»8 
recollection, the Blacks (William and Josiah) had already set- 
tled where Qecrge W. Partridge lives now when hie father went 
into what was then the primeval wilderneee, built a log house, 
i I H ;< wh t i tta«Bicptai3c:a* yfct« xKlBttaw «gin ray«T r iiei t  ^ y and proceeded to 
clear a farm, but Herbert Black told me over the telephone a 
few days since that his father, his ITncle Josiah, and their 
half-sister, Charlotte Black who married Grandfather Kneeland* s 
hrother Edward, were all bom on what is now the Id. Clements 
place, north of Bog Hill and the Phineas Warren farm, which had 
"been cleared and was owned by his (Herbert's) grandfather! At 
any rate, 5*ther»s father and the Blacks later built what is 
still known as "The Black Boad" to Sear sport village I 

Kither had been born in the old Town of Prospect but the 
Town of Searsport having been set off from portions of Prospect 
and Belfast and incorporated February 13, 1845, he automatioally 
removed to that town and ever after resided within Its borders! 



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THE CHOCKETT PAHILT 

He was the eeventh of the recorded ten children of Henry HicI^ 
"bom and Harriet HicKborn (Bendell) Kneeland,---(I believe there 
hud "been two others who died at lairth--! have heard it said that 
there were twelve in all)- — several of ^n^iom had been born in 
the log house which sat in the field up toward the Black road 
from the present dwellingt but before this first son arrived 
the present house had heen erected for his receptienl 

Although it is set forth in detail In that voliune* I am go- 
ing to renark here that lather could, with the aid of the Knee- 
Sand Genealogy published some twenty years ago* trace his faG> 
ily without a hreak hack through a line of American, Colonial, 

«ul Scottish ancestors to the time of the Battle of Bannookbura 

-(Itonday, June 24, 1314)<- 

.Jit which, according to Scotland's first poet, Henry the Mnstre!* 

-("Blind Harry*)-, James Kneland, a cousin of Sir in.lliam Wal« 

lace and a stanch friend and adherent of King Robert the Bruce, 

was very much in evidence/i that although his male ancestor. 

Captain John Kneeland of Grlasgow, did not come to America until 

the historic "Starving Time" of several years later when he 

"brought a shipload of provisions to Boston, 5*ither was descend- 

( through ISary A Iden— See Page 383) 
ed in the female line^ from one of the Pilgrims who went to make 

up the company of the goodly ship "Hsiyf lower" — as a result of 
which at least one of his children has averred in many olimee 
that his people "have been Yankees ever since there were any 
Yankees"! s that his family was prominent in Boston for a cen- 
tury and a half — Kneeland Street in that city was named for 
his grandfather's Oreat Uncle, John Kneeland the Builder, some- 
thing like two hundred years ago 2 that the Boston Kneelands 
were among the first printing firms in the oovintry and that 
reverses overtaking them in the year preceding the Declaration 



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UBS CBOCKETT TAHCLY 

of Independence In connection with the production of the first 
bilsle published in thle cotmtry. Me grandfather, Mward Knee- 
lftad» left a penniless orphan when but a few months old, was 
practically adopted by Hon* Pobert Hichbom, a mssiber of the 
famous "Boston Tea Party" whom his family had served in their 
days of prosperity, and brought by him to Cape Jellison in the 
then new and undeveloped region of the Province of Maine in the 
State of liissahusettst thAt, growing to manhood, Edward Knee- 
land married saury ("Polly") Staples of Prospect and settled on 
the farm near the southern end of Cape J'ellison which remained 
Ms home until the tizoe of Ms death; that he named one of Ms 
sons, Henry Hichbom . in honor of Ms benefactor; that tMs sen 
sarried Harriet Hiohborn Bendell, also Of Cape Jelllson, whose 
grandfather, John Hondell, had daring the American Bevolutioa 
been taken from Ms home at Owl*s Head near Hockland, Ms* , by 
a British press gang and later, upon declining to serve as a 
pilot in the adjacent waters with wMch he was known to be 
thoroughly fasdllar, thrown overboard off Honhegan, — and who 
^rself could well remember the occupation by the "Bedcoats* of 
Castine and Cape Jelllson in the War of 1612-14, incidents in 
connection with wMch she took great pleasure in relating to 
her grandchildren prior to her death in April, 1896; and that 
it was tMs son, Henry Hichbom Knee land , who cleared the "Old 
Kneeland Farm" (having bought out Ms brother Idward after a 
short time) and was lather's father! 

When ibther was a boy the conditions of life in what was 
not jret far removed from being a pioneer community were what at 
least some of Ms descendants would consider "Tough" with a 
Capital T#I There was plenty of work and little playl When 



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194 

THE CBQCKE TT EA-ULY 

the lower "brldg© a* Belfast has "been up for repairs and It Ma 
"been neoeesary to drive up through •■Robbinetown" and aoroee to 
City Point, ^her (father) has often pointed out to me the old 
IBoard Landing" near the upper bridge to which he used to haul 
hemlock bark ae a boy, guiding his ox- team thereto over a route 
«Mch would now be (and was mioh. ncre so then) very much "across 
country* by means of wood-roads and open spaces, one of the last 
of which was the frozen surface of Kane's Pond, at a time when 
anything like direct public roads did not ezisti In those days, 
a boy was lucky to have a pair of heavy cow-hide boots in win- 
ter- — and their warmth- pre serving qualities were not great, 
lather said that when he felt his feet freezing he would gather 
birch-bark from a convenient tree, start a fire, pull off his 
boots, toast his shins, and then start en again — only to re- 
peat the process as soon as it again became neceseery! lather 

had been driving the roads of Waldo County for sixty- odd years 

interesting 
and could tell many^^ stories regarding themi 

Like Life in general, the fare of the period referred to 

was "not all beer and skittles"! "Indian bannock" (fresh-baked 

com meal and salt mixed up with scalding water) and coarse 

bread containing all the wheat/, made from BuudbcxadbcBli com and 

lAieat of their own raising and ground at the local grist-millfl, 

together with salt herring, mackerel, and other fish, and beeves 

and hogs of their own killizig, supplemented by the fruits and 

vegetables of their own farms and sundry casks of sugar »mela8- 

ses, honey, tamarinds, eto«» brought home from sea at a time 

when American seamen penetrated to the uttermost parts of. the 

earth, composed a nourishing if not particularly epicurean 
means 

.of sustenance I Because pastry and other light foods were 



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196 

THE CROCKETT lAMILY 

not in gBsat supply'' they seem to Mve appeared all the loore de- 
eirabl© t© the youth ot the period- — I have heard 5>ither say 
that as a hoy he mde a vow that if he ever ssarried and had a 
home of his own he was going to have all the oake» pie and pre- 
serves he wantedl 

Tor olothoe the ordinary wan did not go to a tailor — they 
were specizoens of the genus homo whioh laight have heen set down 
as heing "scattering" if not even "skurce"9^I Instead, the wool 

vas transferred from the hacks of the sheep in Ms pastures to 

and hand- loom 
his own, the carding- nd 11, xni spinning-wheel j of the old-fasfa- 

ioned Few England housewife serving as the means of transforfi»> 
ation into the "homespun" then worn hy rich and poor alike I I 
cam reroeniber seeing Mother's spinning-wheel in operation since 
we im>ved here to "The Pinnacle"! Socks, mittens, eto«, were 
products of the flashing knittin^needles which were never farj^ 
distant from the housewife's elbow and most heads of families 
were sufficiently good cohhlers to tap their own and the fam- 
ily's shoes— -if they wore not capable of makinp them in the 
heginningi lather told me dtxring the llall just past that 
Thomas Cohb, who forzoerly owned and lived on the Oliver Ihit- 
ccidb place now occupied hy Elden Smart, used to go around to 
different houses each Tttll and makes hoots and shoes for the 
various members of the families--- that he remembered him being 

at his fatherlbs on sundry occasions! 

principally 
Hot only were farming and lusitering operations ^ conducted 

with the help of oxen rather than horses but machinery as a 

method of perforxaing farm work was unknown— --It was done by 

"main strength and stupidnese" in which bone and sinew were the 

principal factors if not the all- impelling force! ¥»ther never 



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lanoisfiooo \cfbn'JB no vJ.t&riii^ nM fa 
b&i9isbti0o arjol^ataqo BW*'*©<l«i?X Jbrxa ^rrlfiiisl- etdw '^tXno *o^i 

•^(f 0nol> saw ;tI-'--tryomfm; aisw aftow ratal; gitirii'frt'i'^reir lo bod&em 
odi ©'law warrla finjB onod riotdv at "asonJi-aiiJct'a fewB rf^gaot^s «!««" 



THB CSOCKETT FAMILY 

owned / eith«r a mowing- raaohlne er a horse-rake tmtil after he 
'nae B«ix*rled and he uras among the first to purchase farm machin- 
ery In this vicinity! Mother can remeniber what she sayn was 
absolutely the first ircwing-raachine used in this section- — en 
the John Heagan farm In Prospect J Prior to the advent of mow^ 
ine-zaachines and horee-rakee all hay had to he out and raked by 
Iiand- — even I can remeniber whan the horse- fork for unloading it 
first made Its appearance I In transforming the prli»»val forest 
into Imnber much of the tiBft>er was hewn- -- e^)46^ eaw^mills not at 
first being common or convenient I 

Suoh were the life and times to which lather's and Iiother*8 
fathers ant mothers had been bom- — and suoh of it extended weU 
up into their own Ufetinssl While in his "teens**, lather had 
attended not only the school in his own district which was typ- 
ical of what has been symbolized as "The Little Bed Schoolhouse* 
but the Swanville High School at Swanville lails and the old 
"Academy* which was but a few rods from the John Heagan place 
this side of Prospect latrsh Village! His father died on Octo- 
ber 7, 1860, and he and Uncle Milton were left as their inaugural 
performance as the working heads of the family the digging of 

several hundred bushels of potatoes still in the ground. This 

for Grandnwther 
and similar duties they discharged successfully up to the times 

of their marriages and the establishment of homes of their own* 

the continuity of the performance being broken, however » by 

their enlistments in the Union Aray and a voyage which lather 

made to Cuba in 1864. During lather's absence in the Army the 

farm wtts conducted by Leimel Carter, the "hired mani^l" 

lather enlisted for service in the Civil War, in the room 

now occupied by the Selectmen of Searsport over Smith's store* 



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Itxsolxisvnoo "SO nontfroo artieci ^atlJ 

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"iWan betM^edt ,ia*iaO Xexsnal -^jcf JbatouMoo a«w satjat 

moot ©rf* nl ,ia" XlviO arf* iil aoivtaa lolt l)ej-sxXna larf^a^ 

,eio*a a'rf*IiTt3 leT'o d'notia'taeT l-o netn^oaXeo erC* xd belquooo "^on 



i»7 

THE CROCKETT TAICTIY 

on Septeniber 10, 1862, going to Bangor to join his regiment th« 
i»xt day. That the "HiBtory of the Twenty-Sixth Maine "Regiment* 
oontaine but six lines regarding Jlather -(Sskb Pages 510-11)- is 
dne to the fact that he prepared the natter hiinself and in doiz^ 
80 exemplified one of his principal characteristics* As a mat- 
ter of fact, his illness at Arlington Heights vae not to he cont- 
lared with tha siege of slow typhoid fever which he was later 
called upon to tmderge in the military hospital at lewport Hews, 
Virginia, where he was left hehlnd when his regiment (with Motb- 
«rs*s hrothers and Henry Trevett Crockett) proceeded to Lotiisi- 
ana as set forth on page 20t hy the author of the Begiiaental 
History, and which was subsequent to the incident in connection 
with the song "Kitty 7ells" as related to me hy him in the late 
Summer of 1916 and set forth on Page 72. The obituary which 
appeared in "The Bangor Sews" was prepared by the wife of Dr. 
Pat tee, who obtained her information regarding Iiather*8 Army 
eitperiencs from the "History of the IVenty^ Sixth Maine Bagimsnt* 
of which her grandfather, James, Treat of Searsport, was also a 
meinber ~- See Page 500- !• Mother has just been recalling to 
my memory the fact that leather used to say that, when illness 
had made it absolutely impossible for Mm to partake of the or- 
dinary military fare which found its way to the soldiers in the 
field at that time, Amos Partridge *8 son Elva -(Page 507 of the 
Regimental History)- undoubtedly saved his life by obtaining 

from the sutler's tent with a little money which he chanced to 

from 
have soma delloaciss with which he prepared some toast which he 

eoaH eatf ISoney was a soarce article among the *BoyB in Blue* 

in the fleldl Just before 3lva Partridge came to the rescue 

with his own funds, Eather had tried to borrow ten cents from 



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198 
THg CROCKBTT MKILT 

Hurion 8taplea» •xplalning ttet he would repay him as soon as 
he reoelred the next instalment of his pay as a soldierl The 
lean had heen refused irith the reisark:- "Hell! You'll he dead 
long "before that!" And It was still refused when :Fiather offered 
to give him a letter to his mother asking her to pay It if he 
di , d die — from which it would appear that the "Comradeship* 
Of some Of the "Boys in Blue" did not amount to muchi 

^ther used to tell another Incident of his hospital expe- 
rience in which a soldier {fill) who was afflicted with fits and 
so crippled with rheumatism that he had to use crutches, upon 
"being discharged from the service for disahility and taken to 

the transport which was to hring him North by leather and the 

axiA 

physician who had cared for him, finding himself on what he 

considered to he the safe refxige afforded by the deck of a 

homeward hound transport, threw his crutches overheard as the 

ship swung out into the streami and with a cheery "Good-hye, 

Doctor!" proceeded to give himself the pleasure of a stroll up 

c 
and down the dedkl 

It is not pleasant to record that Elva Partridge afterward 

died -(August 29, 1863)- at l^rt Pickens, Tlorida, whither he 

had heen sent as a prisoner with laram Berry (Alfred's son) and 

Hewton Staples of Stockton, each dragging a hall and chain, all 

three having heen convicted of desertion- — for which the usual 

penalty was Death! By their friends it was claimed that hoth 

PM*tridge and BBrry were mere hoys and tlmt they were influenced 

to stow themselves away on the vessel which they expected to 

hring them Korth hy Staples, who was older! However that may 

he, hoth Partridge and Berry died at 7ort Pickens of what their 

friends descrihed as "broken hearts"! Staples was the only one 



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eno ^rXno erf* siiw aaXqatr- l*3,fiBaff riajlrttd" aB JbacffTDSsro nbnffi'tt 



XV9 

THE CRO C KETT MMIIY 

Of the throe to got homo/l He afterward nmrrled a lAee E«ton 
of Stockton village and ime llTini; there the last tlzne Mother 
heard of hiaZ 

Jlather was "invalided "home, as the expreseion was at that 
time, in June, 1863- — His recolleotion was that he reached 
Searsport on Jrane 15th — -and went to Bangor two months later to 
he mastered out with his regiment* His Discharge from the Arw 
is among Mother's papers and is dated August 17, 186SI As in 
all his later life, in his youth Mther was known to his inti- 
mates as "Henry"! This led to his name heing entered on the 
rolls Of the Beoruiting Office as Henry J. KneelandE and it is 
in that form that his name appears in his Discharge - — a fact 
which inade necessary the unwinding of many yards of Bed liape 
when, many years later, he made application to the Federal Gov- 
ernment for a pensloni 

JPather cele"brated hie twenty-first birth-day "by shipping 
with Captain Henry Albert Hlohbom of Stockton for a voyage to 
Cienfuegos, Cuba, in the Barque "Evelyn", the ports of departure 
and return having been Portland and Boston respectively! It 
was in laughingly relating to Mother, Bertha, and myself many 
amusing Incidents of this, his first and only experience as a 
sailor, as well as describing hie IllOO.OO investment in the 
Barque "L. W, I^ich", that Jiather spent the evening of Sunday, 
January 21, 1917, preceding his death at about nine p.m., 
-(standard time)- on the 22nd, becoming so interested that he 
sat up until what had come to be the, to him« unusual hour of 
ten o'clock! He recalled how, the first time he was ordered 
into the rigging to help shorten sail in a storm, he hadn't 
gotten up to the cross-trees before he met the rest of the msn« 



fldioK a at I? a i>e.tfsas 6iB«na^tfl eH iXeraorf .tas 0* e«>T'i;)' Sifc? to 

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THE CROC KBTT miaXT 

-—•Who had already been aloft and taken In the sail— '-coming 
down; how he Inprored a little each day for a ehort time on tilt 
getting tired of being "guyed" by his fellows, he made up hie 
ndnd he would either hold up hie end or break his neck— -and 
that no man ever beat him Into the rigging afterward; how, 
in his efforts to reef a bellying sail during a howling stona* 
hs incautiously eliaibed from the foot-rope on to the yard and 
how, when a lurch of the ship sent him flying headlong from his 
perch, his cOBpanion -("Wood" lyier's husky and two- hundred- 
pound younger brother Andrew, who was bom and reared on the 
"Jim" Brown place in the George Settleeoent where Albert Larrabee 
now Utos)- having no fancy for being left to finish the work 
alone, shot forth a siuscular axnn and retrieved him from mid-air, 
firmly and energetlc411y grasping that portion Of his trousers 
which at one and the same time presented the greatest expanse 
and afforded the most "slack" for the purposes how, being un- 
able to sleep "below" in the stuffy confines of the "fo*cas»le", 
he could hai-dly keep from doing so when on deck in the open air 
—with the result that he often used to go to sleep while doizc 
his "trick at the wheel" and the consequent Jerk of the old- 
fashioned steering-gear with which the "BveljTi" was equipped 
when he allowed the vessel to ease off her course had frequently 
thrown him clean over it ; how, when Captain Hichbom asked if 
he were going with him on the next trip and he said he was not, 
the Captain urged him to change his mind and offered him the 
highest wages then paid to Able Seamen; and how, knowing when 
be had enough, when the voyage ended at Boston he hastened to 
board a steamer of the (then) Sanford Steamship Line for Sears- 
port, Home, and Motherl 



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THg CBOCKETT MHELY 

On the evening referred te Father again told kn: us of how, 

house 
on his vay hesie from calling on Mother at her father's home in 

Ootoher of the }f^ll of 1666 and valklng along In deep thotight 
on a bright moonlight night, he suddenly looked up to see a 
barque under full sail drive head-on against the huge granite 
boulder in Grandfather Crockett's pasture nearly opposite where 
"Jim" Jacobs 's widow and sons now live I It afterward transpiiv 
ed that while he was watching aphantom barque drive on to a rode 
and disappear in Grandfather Crockett's pastiure, the Barque 
"!• W, Bioh" in which he had invested IllOO.OO - (flOOO in cash 
and the balance of whieh he still owed)* and of which Captain 
81mon Llttlefleld of Stockton was iiaster, was enacting a sisd* 
lar perforxoanoe in real life in the Bahaioas, the object of her 
"butting* proclivities having been the Island of that group 
known as "The Abac o" I And "^e Abaoo" that rook remained to 
leather ever afterward- --Iiather, Mother, Bertha and myself took 
a picture of Itether standing in front of it on our Great Photo- 
graphic Expedition in the Suramsr t of 1909, as shown in the 
album containing the results of said ezpedltloni ihie rock 
used to be in plain sight from the road but bushes have since 
grown up betweeni l^lather told us that prior to that tine he 
had always thought he would never marry until he had a home but 
that when, with the sinking of the "L. W. Rich", he lost every- 
thing he had and a hundred dollars besides, he concluded he bet- 
ter get someone to help him to get a home I Wherefore ;- 

Amanda H* Crockett of Stockton was married to James Henry 
Kheeland of Searsport, Me« , -(See los* 522-546 of the Kneeland 
Genealogy)- by Justice of the Peace Henry S. Staples of Stooktcn 
on March 23, 1867 — - And although he used to "boss her 'round" 



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AMIS. 

THB CROCKETT FAlgLT 

as one of Me pupils In the old Hoberte Sclioolbouse he was never 
al)le to do it after their veddln« dayl 

Prom the time of their narrlage until Septeisber of the sane 
Tear Mother continued to live at her fa-ther*8 on the old Croel** 
ett farm while J>aither still carried on the old Kneeland farm in 
conjunction with the rest of his mother's family — as he had 
done since his father's death in 1860 except dttring his absences 
in the Civil War and on the vo^ge to Cuba as above noted. 

In SepteiBber, 1867, :Pather and ]^ther -(James Henry and 
Amanda H* (Crockett) Kneeland}- began housekeeping in the ell 
portion -(towards Clifford's — new Larrabee's)- of the old 
Kneeland farm-house in ifiMch leather was bom and which had been 
erected by hie father when his purse had outgrown the liznita- 
tioas of a Log House I During the following Winter lather 
taught school at Lewder Srook, Stockton* boarding through the 
week at his Uncle William Kneeland* s on Cape Jelli80n» while 
iibther remained at home and attended to the feeding and housing 
of tbree hired men, "Steve" Patterson of Monroe, Ruel Burdeen of 
Brospect, and Tether's brother Trank, who were cutting and hau> 
ing wood and tiaiber for which Tether bad paid Grandmother Knee- 
land 1200.00 while it was still standing on the "Swamp Lot"l 
That Mother's end of the job was no sinecure may be assuirod 
from the fact that Ruel Burdeen, who persisted in calling her 
"Huldah*, referred to his full dinner-pail as only a "light 
lunch", - — wMle there are yet living nany men who still take 
delight in relating etorlee the burden of which is to the ef* 
feet that when, as young men already fuXT^own* they went to 
school to "Henry" Kneeland with the idea that they were going 
to run the place, they soon found themselves to be very ouch 
mistakeni 



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203 

THB CBOCKBTT TAHLY 

lather has in t/i aotlve use today (sAlA?) the same l>r«ad pan 
that she used in preparixig their first Ksal when she and lilather 
tMigan house- keeping en Septenfber 5, 1867* X have heard her sagr 
that when she and lather vere laankied they had only a hundred 
dollars with which to face a more or less hard, cold world anft 
the exigencies of the future! 

In mreh, 1668, Jtither and ISother stored their furniture 
in the then unoccupied house which had been built for and given 
to Aunt l^iry Kendall by Grttndfather Kneeland, and which they 
"bought of her the next Dall, and went to Brewer, Mi.ine, where 
leather expected to go into the grocery business with Uncle 
•^111" Gray! They had not understood how ill Aunt Sarah was 
but on their arrival in Brewer found her on her death-bed, a 
condition which upset all Idea of the grocery business! Mother 
stayed in Brewer caring for Aunt Sarah until 24iy 8th, lather 
meantime working on the night shift of a eaw-ndll at Milford, 
Maine, until about tb» middle of April when, being unable to 
sleep during the daytime, he returned to his mother's home -(the 
old Kneeland fairm)- in Searsport. Eere Bother joined him on 
May 8th and on the next day, Msiy 9, 1868, they moved up to Aunt 
Msiry's house on the Black Boad and began housekeeping on their 
own account- — a regime in which there was no break for nearly 
forty-nine years! liSother says their dinner that noon consisted 
of "Johnnycake" and milk but that by night she had managed to 
inaugurate her forty- nine- year campaign of clean dishes to the 
extent that they enjoyed a supper of respectable proportions! 

lext Mil they bought of Aunt l^ry Kendall the house in 
n^iich they were living and from Grandmother and the other heirs 
of Grandfather Kneeland, some of whom were still under age, the 



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T HB CROCKETT MMIIY 

Inmdred-acre "Svamp-Lot" and thirty or forty other acres off 
from the southern end of what wae generally separately referred 
to as the Kneeland farm- — although Grandfather Kneeland had 
hoxight hoth It and the "•Swarap-Lot" from the original proprie- 
tors, "but at different times! Trom the old deeds and Mother's 
racolleetion it would appear that they paid Aunt IHry |475*00 
for the house and 12350.00 -($600 and #1750}- for the land--- 
Eather remenOoered that at one time ha had outstanding in con- 
nection with the purchase notes aggregating 12300.00. Ihile 
looking through the old deeds on July 29 » 1916, Bal and I came 
across one from David Sears and William Prescott - (Was he the 
father of the historian?)- of Boston to Grandfather- --Henry H. 
Kneeland— -dated 1839. Tt calls for 85 acres hut there most ha 
other deeds as Grandfather not only owned approadsately 200 •♦• 
acres but he had moved up there from Cape Jellison more than 
ten years heftfre (before) 1839- — Aunt iSiry Kendall- Per kins, his 
eldest child, was horn in the Log House on the old Kneeland fans 
May 4, 18301 

In the Winter of 1866-9 gather got out the timber for waSL 
during the following Spring Unole "Del" Crockett built a 8ixt3N 
foot barn on what was now blather's and Mother's farm and here I, 
Bert, and Kit were born on July 27* I870» May 26» 1675, and 
A-prll 26, 1875, respectively. T was first called Henry Slmer 

for lather and tJncle Prank -{who always claimed "Elmer" for hie 

him 
middle name although Gii^mdmother Kneeland had named, Prank Sldex^ 

but when, after going up- town in Banger with the present Captain 

Mleon West of Searsport who, like himself, was then a sailor 

"before- the- Daasf on the Brig "Charles Wesley" of which Captain 

jasamis Griffin of Searsport was Bister, Hnole Prank walked off 

*** Grandmother Kneeland told me it was gOO acres when Iwas 
halplng tc prejjare the kneeland '^enealcgy---and she know I 



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TSB. CRO CKETT MMILY 

the vharf in returning to the ship on a pitch-dark night and* 

coBdng up under a raft after striking his head and heing stunned 

during the fall* was drowned before his body could be reoovered 

on the evening of Hay 11, 1871, my name was changed to fk>ank 

Elmer at Grrandmother Kneeland*8 request* Bert mis named for 

Herbert Black and Albion Oolcord, while Kit was nained for Katl>> 

erine -(Aunt Kathie)- Coloord, (who used to live in the stone 

house now owned by Clif* Seekln8,)and Aunt llfty Kendalls Perkins* 

Although Hal didn^t come upon the scene until Bepteoiader 29, 

1882, nearly six years after S^ther and Mother had moved to 

this, their forty-year home on "The Pinnacle", and although I 

am getting very much ahead of my story by so doing, I am going / 

to insert here a record of the dates of our births and marriages 

axid the dates of birth of cvir Chilean* James Henry and 

Amanda H. (Crockett) Kneeland had four children, viz:- 

(1) Prank Elmer Kneeland, bom at Searsport, Me., July 27, 
1B70. Married December 24, 1910, to Bertha Louise 
Junkins of Brooklyn by the Reverend Doctor lewell 
Dwight Hi His, Pastor of Plymouth Church, in the par- 
lor of his home at 23 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, "S, T, 
Tor eleven years preceding and six months succeeding 
her marriage,, she was the teacher of latin and (Ireek 
at the Berkeley Institute, 183 (181-5-5) Lincoln 
Place , Brooklyn, !• Y. Her parents were George Selby 
and Josephine (lloDuffee) Junkins -(her mother was 
named l^ry Josephine)-, bom May 10, 1846 and Febru- 
ary 12, 1848, at South Berwick, Maine, and "Rochester, 
lew Hampshire, respectively. They were married at 
Lawrence, Mass., April2, 1870 (4/2Ao} and, with the 
exception of the first year of their married life 
dturlng which Mr. Junkins was in charge of a woolen 
factory at ;^orth Berwick, Ms., lived continuously in 
that city, of which he was twice llasror, up to the tins 
of his death on November 12, 1900. Some three years 
after his death and after her daughters Helen and 
l^rian had graduated from the Boston University School 
of Medicine and Padoliffe College respectively in 1909 
(1905), lars. Jxinklns removed with her daughter Helen 
to Lowell, Mass, where they resided up to the time of 
the latter* 8 marriage to Edward J. Beach at her sister 
Marian's home on the grounds of Leland Stanford, Jr. 
University at Palo Alto, California, In April, 1909. 
Having previously sold her home on Tower Hill, Law- 



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206 

THE CROCKETT MMIIT 



ranca, (110 Bodwell etr«et), 1^8* Junkins thereafter 
1:>ecaiQe a conelderalsle traveller, saklng frequent vie- 
ite to her daughters In Srooklyn, n*T., Bubuque, Iowa, 
and Leland Stanford, Jr., University, California, tak- 
ing occasion to see such natural wonders as The Yel- 
lowstone, IQie Yoseinlte, and The Grand Canyon of Ari* 
zona en route, a tour of Alaska in 1911, and one of 
Europe extending through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 
Holland and Belgium, in 1912. She last visited her 
eldest daughter at Brooklyn, on her return from lurope 
in SeptexEiber, 1912, at which tltoe she took the pic- 
ttires of her granddaughter Helen seated in her baby 
chairs and bath-tub on the roof of the apartment house 
at 126 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, with the tower of the 
CJarietian Science Church across the way in the back- 
ground, which appear in Helen's baby album* Leaving 
for Dubuque on this occasion, Mrs* Junklns made the 
trip up the Hudson on one of the Bay Line steamers atd. 
opined that, except for the castles, the real Bhlne 
which she had traversed a few weeks previously had 
nothing en its American pro to type I Shortly after her 
youngest daughter lilarian's third child (Carlton Skin- 
ner) was born at the hospital in Palo Alto, Calif or- < 
nia, in April, 191S, Urs* Jxmkins herself was forced 
to become a patient in the same hospital where she 
underwent two operations for the stomach trouble from 
which she had long been a suffererl She rallied sxif- 
ficiently to sake the trip to Dubuque, Iowa, in the . 
early Summer of 1913, but suffered a relapse shortly 
after her arrival and died in the hospital to which 
she had been reioeved in Dubuque on August 6, 1913* 
Both she and her husband sleep in the lot which he 
had provided in the Extension to Bellevue Cemetery at 
lawrenoe, ilftss* Prior to his election to the Mayor- 
alty, Mr* Tunkine had been in the Meat and Provision 
business* After his second term as Mas^r had expir- 
ed he became associated with the Stanley Grain Company 
of Lawrence as its Treasurer! It is now owned and 
conducted by George A. Stanley, whose father was the 
original founder of the business! 
1^* and Hrs* Junkins's eldest child. Bertha Lotiise, 
had taken the degree of A* B* at Boston University 
with the class of 1898 and that of A. M, at Badcliffe 
in 1899, in Septen:ber of which year she assumed her 
duties as one of the ¥iaculty of The Berkeley Institute 
and became one of the occupants of a table for four 
in what is now known as "The Victoria" at 42-44 Sev- 
enth Avenue, Brooklyn — ~ irfWLch last is only some 
three miles removed from the north-east corner of the 
l&nhattaa tower of the old Brooklyn Bridge! 
:PVank £* and Bertha (Junkins) Kneeland have two ehil- 
dren:- 

(1) Helen Elizabeth Crockett Kneeland -(except for 
birth certificate purposes the "Elizabeth" has 
been dropped)-, bom at the Prospect Heights 
Hospital, Brooklyn, H* Y. ,iWashington Ave. and 
ST. John's Place)- on Deoeniber 24, 1911, her 



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207 
THE CROCKETT mHILT 



mother having been attended by Br. J» P. Pendle- 
toiu 90 Sixth Ave. , Brooklyn. As I "writ© this 
(5/12/17) she Is scurrying around ^The HUl* In 
■J] Seareport, dragging a sled nade for Hal by her 

jJ- Or eat- Grandfather Crockett and with "Don" as her 
coinpanloni 
(2) Frances Hlehbom Kneeland, born June ZO, 1916, 

at the Methodist Episcopal -("Seney")- Eeepltal, 
Seventh Ave. and Seventh street* Brooklyn, 5#Y,, 
trtiere her mother was attended by Dr. Harold Bell 
of Presldent/Btreet, Brooklyn, acting for Dr. 
Louie B. DuBseldorf, 392 Union St., Brooklyn, 
the family physician who had recently lost his 
right hand In an automobile accident. 
Before she was two weeks old the Infantile Par- 
alj^is iplderalc of 1916, in which there were 
something like 10,000 oases and 2500 deaths in 
the City of Sew York alone, had gained full headr 
tay In Brooklyn, its place of origin, whence her 
father, upon learning from Dr. Bailey Sunday 
evening that seventeen cases had that day been 
taken from a few blocks in Union Street, had fled 
the next day, Monday, July 3rd, to l&ine with har 
sister Helen, leaving her and her mother to be 
brought home from the hospital the next day by 
■Grammie* Shaw-dfra. Florence C. , the wife of 
the Kev. Idward B. Shaw of Monroe, H, 7«)-, and 
on which "Plight Into Egypt" he was followed by 
her and her mother juat two weeka later — they 
arrived at Seareport on July 19th and they're 
there yet I She Is now (3/12/17) busily, and 
noisily, engaged in cutting some teeth, two of 
trtiich are already in evidence I The "llrances" is 
as near as she could come to being nas^d for her 
"Daddy" and the"Hlchborn" was the middle n&mB of 
both her Great- Grandfather and Great-Grandmother 
Kneeland, on whom it had been bestowed in respect 
to that Hon. Hobert Biohbom of the "Boston Tea 
Party" who had brought her Great-Great-Grandfatl*' 
er Bdward Kneeland to Cape Jellison from Boston 
when the American Republic was so young that its 
Constitution had not yet been adopted nor Waehr 
ington elected PresldentI — and but for whom oia* 
particular branch of the Kneeland family probably 
never would have landed in laljael - Perhaps they 
wouldn't have landed anywhere/ I Qiilen sabe ? 
Apropos of names:- Her elder sister w«s first 
called "Helen Elizabeth" but when, upon attain- 
ing to the age of about four weeks, she frowned 
upon her "Daddy" so mightily that he remarked 
that "she looks Just like her Great- Grandfather 
CrockettI", her mother seized upon the incident 
as a good and sufficient reason for milking her 
middle name "Crockett"! I tried to have the name 
changed in the Brooklyn office of the Eeglstrar 
of Births for Kew York City but was told that 
this could not be done — that in the event she 
should ever wish to obtain a birth certificate. 



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THE CEOCKETT MMTLT 



eha should ask to have it issued in the xianie of 
Helen Elizabeth Crockett Kneeland* This circus^ 
stance is set down here -(I forgot to write it  
under her own name)- for her information in the 
event that she should need it when her father 
and mother have "gone away from here"! I may 
also remark that the "Helen" is for her Aunt 
Helen li&cBaffee (Junkins) Beach, who "improved* 
on her mo therms spelling of her maiden name "by 
adding an "a" to it! 

(2) Herbert Albion Kneeland, born at Searsport, ^., May 
26, 1873. l*rrled Uay 30, 1898, to Annie Perry of 
Chelsea, Msss* They have one daughter:- 
(1) ViolA Beatrice Kneeland, bom April IS, 1899, at 
Boston, MR88» She graduated from the Girls Latin 
School at Boston in 1916 and is now a student at 
Wellesley College where she plays "short" on the 
Preshcan base- ball team (IM) besides whioK, if 
the Boston papers of la4t !F^11 are to be believe 
ed, she is what "Jawn" MoGraw would call " some > 
jitcher"! 



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I am unable to give details regarding my broth- 
ers* families as in the case of my own but if 
they will prepare them I will write them off so 
that they maybe "tipped in" here later.P.E.K. )• 

(3) F^therine I&y Kneeland, born at Searsport, Me*^ April 

26, 1875. She graduated from the Western State lormeil 
School at Crorham, Miine, in 1&93. Then, after teach- 
ing for ten years in her native town- — which time was 
about eq,\aally divided between the schools in the Por- 
ter and Union Districts — -took up her labors in the 
Shurtleff School at Chelsea, l&iss. , where, not content 
with showing "How to Hammer the Stuff in* Out of Kids" 
in the daytime, she disports herself by making grown 
men "stand around" in l^ening School as welll 

(4) Henry Wilton Kneeland, bom at Searsport, liSe. , Septeii>> 

ber 29, 1882. Murried November 12, 1905, to Jane ' 
Amanda Curtis of Searsport, Me. They have one child:- 
(1) Phyllis Amanda Kneeland, bom Septeaiber 10, 1907, 
at Searsport, Ms., who is yet so young that there 
is little I can claronicle regarding her except 
that/ she is an "up-and- coining" student in the 
schools of the Dorchester District of Boston and 
has Otherwise demonstrated her precocity by hav- 
ing already undergone an operation for appendi- 
citis — in which her mother followed her example 
during the 1^11 just past! (lots that her father 
was named for his father and his Uncle Wilton T. 
ttandell) 



Again taking up the thread of my tale where I dropped it 
on Page 205:- In the Spring of 1869 "Fiather had also set out 



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209 

THE CROCKETT lAMIIY 

the orchard across the road from where hie "buildings stood and 
which now Ijelongs to Herhert Black--- "One sows and another 
reaps"! For seven years after moving to this, their first fan% 
Tfether devoted himself to farming SunaMrs and teaching Winters 
with the exception of the winter of 1868-9 when he remained at 
home for the purpose of getting out the lumber from which the 
iarh was built the following Spring. On August 17, 1869, 
flather went to Castin© for the purpose of attending the Eastern 
Stat© Normal School in company with John Mchols, leaving Mother 
at home to rim the placel She stayed down At Grandmother 
Kneeland's much Of the time nights hut "hreachy" cows and oxen 
were too much for her and Ilather finally hrought his helonglngs 
home from Castlne on September 2nd following! Mother's Diary 
shows that he had been home twice in the meantime and that the 
first return to Castlne was oade by having Llndley Kneeland set 
MLm across the Bay from Cape Jellleon In a boat while on the 
second occasion, when he went back after his belongings, he 
drove down and back the same day via Bucksport! It was on 
this trip that, slipping the horse's bridle for the purpose of 
feeding him In the streets of Bucksport, the nag took fright 
at the rattling of a passing dray and started on a wild career 
which was terminated by a collision with the ornamental front 
yard fence of S, K. Trlbou- — with a consequent lightening of 
blather's pocket-book to the extent of forty perfectly good 
■Iron Men"! Although this steed was named "Charlie", it was 
not the "Old Charlie" that w© all remember—--^ never ran awayf 
The "Charlie" of 1869 was a dark horse with a white strip in his 
face which Eather had bought of Isaac Staples of Brooks; he was 
succeeded by a white horse boioght of Kahvim Webber (T) which re- 



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AAV 



THE CROCKETT lAlillLY 

joloed in the descriptive appellatiOB of ^Th» Ghost" and which 
nathar swapped with linery Ladd for "Old Charlie" of fragrant (t) 
menory on April 28, 1875—1 remena^er seeing "The Ghost" driren 
avay/ after the trade was cade I Also the occasion of my helng 
declared the proud possessor of a sister two days beforel 

Mother has j list teen telling me of the night of "The Big if 
mnd" which is noted in lather's handwriting in what was then 
lather's Diary as having heea that of Septeciber 8, 1869/ and 
during which a swath of tiniber on other's "Swamp Lot" in back 
of where Horace Bobhins lives now was laid as flat/ as grain 
Bcwn with a scythel It yielded many corde of wood when cut upl 
On the night of this particular "Line Gale" boards from the 
staging which still reiralned along the southern side of the 
newly erected bam were swirled into the air, over the roof of 
the bam, and driven ends downward into the ground near the 
kitchen door, which faced to the south, with the force of a 
pile- driver I The front door of the old hoixse faced the road I 
The 14X* "Swanqp Lot" to which I have so often referred lay to 
the west of the balance of leather's and Mother's farm. Its east- 
em boundary running along the western edge of the pasture whlcih 
even now extends back soice rods from the road* Its south-east 
corner was in back of Hbr/ace "Bobbins* s while that on the south- 
west was over near the stone house which had been built and was 
then owned by Oliver Clark but was later bought by Wilson Col- 
cord ("Aunt Kathie»s" husband) who was then living in the stone 
iTOuse which he himself had built at Bog Hill and in which Walter 
Bbody now lives! I don*t know any better place to say that 
"Aunt Kathie" is now living with her daughter Lizzie -(ibrs. 
J. W. — "Will Tull" — Nickerson)- at Swanvllle and that except 



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211 

THE CBOCKBTT MMILY 

for her blindness she bears her years as lightly as when she 
was fifty instead of around ninetyl Only two of her sons are 
living — Albioh, for whom Bert was named, and John, the young- 
est, - — both residents of Kokomo, Colorado I 

1873 was a year of great excitement eunong the Second Day 
Adventists as this later edition of what had been "Millerites" 
from the name of their founder in 1843 more commonly termed 
themselves! A\int "C41" and Aunt "Isary" were sharaeleeely "fliia- 
flananed" out of much of their property by some of the alleged 
■brethren* of that time, who do not seem to have been called 
upon to explain what better use they could make of it in the 
final wind-up than the rightful owners I When the Day arrived 
for the Crack of Doom some of the enthusiasts are said to have 
climbed trees- — having first donned their Ascension Hobeslll 
lather and Mother took Bert and myself to some of these Advea- 
tist meetings in Septeidser, 1873, in the Birch Grove beyond the 
RLneland PouHary l^rm on the back road to Belfast— -It was dur- 
ing these meetings that a large part of Belfast was consumed in 

the great fire of that yearl 

J. 
On June 7, 1874, father and Mother took l/brthaBowen, ft 

daughter of George Washington Bowen, one of the Town Poor who 

were then carvd for on the farm of Jonathan K. Savery tinder 

contract, t© live with them, the idea being that a nine-year-o3d 

girl ought to be of considerable assistance to Mother In taking 

C6u>e of "the kids" while she was attending to other work. It 

soon transpired that, for this particular purpose at least, she 

didn't amount to shucks but she put up such a howl of protest 

when it was/ proposed to take her back to Savery* s that J^ther 

and Mother relented and their home was her home for fifteen 






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212 

THE CROC K E TT MMILY 

years I I remember the day Fartha came to live with ue! 'F^ed 
Savery brought her over one Sundayl When he drove into the 
yard I "tieAt it" out "behind the ham hut as he stayed a long 
time I finally venttired hack to the house* He was sitting "by 
the open kitchen door with his legs, or one of them, stretched 
across it and his feet resting in a chair on the other side. I 
crawled under them. In such manner do trivial things iregpress 
themselves upon a child's niemory! Martha is now 15rs. Everett 
Htmt, Waldohoro', Maine* Her hushand is a cooper I 

Bed- Letter Days (to mo) on the old farm were those en 
which I had my first pair of red- topped hoots with copper toes, 
an "express" wagon, and a trip to Searsport village which I iobk 
particularly remenjber because of father having left me so long/ 
in front of liVank Whltcomb's store that I became lonesome! I 
shall never forget the first time I caught a tm.n in a lief The 
experience ceased to be a novelty nany years ago I The man was 
Herbert Black! "Flather was driving down under Black's Mill for 
a load of saw-dust and I was with him! Herbert was just driv- 
ing out with a load! Father asked him if there was any left! 
Herbert said "No"! Undeterred, Tether kept on and upon arriv- 
ing under the mill, Lol and behold! There were oceans of saw- 
dust! I remember holding long and earnest converse with Father 
as to the sinfulness of lying and as to what would become of Sb* 
Herbert Black when he died! I assume that Mother had been en- 
deavoring to impress upon my youthful mind the importance of 
telling the truth! 

During the seven years that they lived on what they h«w« 
always referred to as "the old farm" father and Mother kept but 
one horse, practically all the heavy farming and lumbering op- 



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213 

T HE CBO CKETT FAMILY 

eratione of that time Iss^sqi having been conducted with the help 
of oxen of which lather usually had two yoke- — one of oxen and 
one of eteerel But he had never owned one since — -with, the ex- 
ception of the two yokes of steers which Bert and I raised and 
trained as boys I During this period father used to get out a 
great deal of wood and hemlock ksk bark, the first of which 
found a market at the lime- kilns of "Rockland while the second 
was used in the tanneries, in which uses wood and bark have now 
been displaced. It was Slather's custom to mkke his own ship- 
ments, chartering vessels owned and sailed by the Captains "Ryan 
of Belfast for the purpose and going along with the cargo him- 
self to attend tc naking the sale- — He was his own supercargol 
In this inanner and although he had forsworn the sea when he was 
twenty-one, he made raany trips to "Rockland, Me., and Salem, 
l&ss., in sailing veseelel 

In hunting for dates in other's Diaries, I have been par- 
ticularly interested in whAt he says of the severe Winter of 
1874-51 Under date of February 13, 1875, he says that the Bay 
was frozen over to Islesboro* so that teams passed on the ice 
to Belfast and Castinel On February 14, he states that the 
S.S. "Katahdin" was frozen in at Belfast! On the 18th he says: 
"The Oldest Inhabitant says he nQv^err knew such a cold Winter I % 
while on the 19th the relation refers t© "Good sleighing to 
Castlne and Sedgwickl" Some Winter ? 

In April, 1875, Father and Ifcther sold this, their original 

farm to "Robert Allan, a Scot from Aberdeen who had been working 

and 
at Ms trade as a stone-cutter in "Rockland and vicinity, who, af- 
ter living there with his family and the barefooted Maud Miller 
known as Katie Jamieson for some two or three years, disposed 



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lelXi"?! bijM bed'O-.t'iotB'f art* bfse 'cX ii'i.'J*!: xild riSlvr ©•serf* gniViX lot 



214 

TOE (TR OCKI TT fAI^ELT 

Of it to another native of Scotland named Dennis Hare. l?ow 
while "Dinnis" nay not have "been guilty of arson, it is never- 
theless a fact that one night he and his wife went up to Sala- 
thiel Cunningham's at Bog Hill to stay until ir©rning and that 
in the laeantime the house where Kit, Bert and myself were "born 
went up in sisokel It was at this fire that Old Kan Perniie, 
discovering the flames and hastening to the aid of his neighbor, 
held the colloquy with himself which he afterward descrihed 
somewhat/ as follows:- "And I shcoted 'Dinnis Harl Dinnis Harl 
Your hoose is on firel* But no arnewerl And then I shooted 
again 'Dinnis Harl Dinnis Barl Your hooeo is on flrel* But 
still no amswerl And thin I thought (recalling the dire pen- 
alties for "breaking and entering in his native land) 'What is 
a pane of glass whin a man's life is in danger?* And I picked 
up a stone and smashed them in! And thin I shooted again 'Din- 
nis Harl Dinnis Harl Your hoose is on firel* But still no 
Dinnis I" It was not until afterward that the old gentleman 
learned that "Dinnis" had at the time "been more or less peace- 
fully sleeping on the rugged slopes of Mount BphraimI But his 
fully sufficient Insurance was collected Just the same! l»iather 
had driven down past there the evening hefore the fire and had 

noticed a dim light la the otherwise darkened house hut had as- 

it 
crlhed t3sBm. to expiring coals left In the fireplace by the fai»- 

ily upon going to bed! 

On l&y 29, 1875, J^ther and Mother leased a part of and 
moved back t© the house on the old Kneeland farm where leather 

had been born which now belonged to Uncle Milton but by whom 

it had been shut up when he moved to Searsport village on Decem- 
ber 2, 1874, Grandmother Kneeland having previously bought and 



-'ssven 8l ;{-i ,rt08*a:j5 "io <^.;l'Xii/3 noed evarC ;Jon i^jein "atfinf'I" sXli-fv/ 

n'socf eisw llaa'v^.TS M« ^"jeS ,3 tX stsifw osuorf erf.t ©=•■■> Jt^aseHn ferfd- nt 

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issB. Ms'xil ao 8i oscorf tuoY WsF sinaiT ItgR ainsti-Ct* tii^^z 

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Sesloiq I ftrjA- •f'jQjjfiJsb nt si sliJI a'fiafa B nlrfw arisX:^ lO sreiig & 

on XXivts &i.!il Msiit rxo al saood itioY Iia^I atrsxiiC" H.6H sLt 

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!6©cf ad- s^'^Jros xsoqjj y,X.?: 

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215 

TEE CTROCKETT FAlgTIY 

moved t© wljat was then known as the Cyphers place (although she 
had "bought it of "Aunt** Tripp) on the Mount Ephraim road, the 
site of which is now occupied by the house in which resides Mr. 
•Jhompeon of the TVins between "Bert* Young's and Eli Colson'sl 

ilftther*s Diary eaye that he spent June 1st and 2nd, 1876, 
at Searsport Tillage taking accoimt of a stock of goods he had 
bought of Hiram H. Crockett (He and Tyler were sons of Ephraim 
Crockett of Motmt Ephraiia) and that on the following day ha 
started out selling goods on the road, an occupation which, wilk 
the accompanying buying of eggs, poultry, wool and other countxy 
produce and such "side-linesll I" as school- teaching, tax-collec&- 
Ing, farming, luoiboring, insurance, and politics, he pursued for 
thirty-eight years, never finally retiring therefrom until in 
his 71et year, on October 17, 1913, he fell from a tree while 
gathering apples in the orchard in front of the house here on 
"The Pinimole"! During this first season on the read, iPather 
hired from Hira,m Crockett, who had retired, the large and spe- 
cially constructed cart which he finally bought of him one or 
two years later and which he afterward drove continuously dia> 
ing the Summer i»)nth8 all the thirty- eight years referred to 
with the exception of at least a part of the Summer of 1876, -ik 
i^en he used an ordinary express wagon with a specially built 
body set in it- — It's up in the wood- shed chancer now, while 
the old cart which he bought of Hiram Crockett still stands in 
the bam! 

On July Ist, 1876, Uncle Mlton Kneeland sold what hdd be- 
come his portion of the old Kneeland farm to John Pennie, likd 
Allan lately from Aberdeen, for $1100«00 — subject t© father's 
one- year lease of a portion of the house I The Pennies were a 



aria ti^uoriSls) tio&Lq, a'terCtrC^ «rf* sfi nwoxrjs nerf* ajsw ^'Mw o* jbavcsfii 

•'M BBbta&i floMT III 0a.u-orr sai y-'" liS-q)JOOO won- ax rloM'.v 'io y;; .^s 
la^noaXoO i:i3 &n£ s'anwoY "JieH:* j3:Q9w.Jocr--"-axi J';^ erf^ 1:0 !toai|-iiSffr 
,<J"SI jJonS i»/ija Jal snot 3-iiDqa ©rf Jsrl* a-iBs v;'XBiO: a*'ssnd'^ 

ale-iaqE lo anaa e'--e>v •i-al^'T |«ifi aH) .t:^s:3ioo*sO •H ffiS'tlTT to JjlsijacJ 

fit i^w t.rCoMw a:fid'aq!jooo nB tbaoi &iii- no si^oog aKxiXos ^^ro Jba.t- "i^vj^ e 

-sfDeXIa5--jcB:f .st'^-^rfo^si'-Xoorfoa es "l MasnH-sbis* rfoya bn^ ©ot'&ijttj 

10^ 5©jj8tt;q arf ,Box*iXO!? J&n« ,eo:iir!:ti-aa.^ ,3Xix*Tedhu;X .sntfatsl ,giti 

XI !. XWxiiJ ■totlB-iOiict ^altli'-is-i yllBnil 'x&vsci ,3i»ev ;^!'faJ^e-''^t'jL'i* 

elhix a^-icf b aoil IXel &ri ,SXSX ,TX lecfo^oO no ^t&Qy, iaL^ aid 

no OTsrf eajjorf ^sii 'to imitt al h's&dotQ ©nl nl eeXqqs sni'i&iicfiJS 

'■i^ditf^ ^bBiit &d^ no no 3,89 B da'sll aL^l.t :^txt'iu(l !*oloiiftn21 effT" 

•so eno mM ^o 5r{a>-'o<f z^l&irJt.J: erf rf3l.r('ff ^leo h&-} om'^^ snoo yX^^^-o 
-'ijj& r.Xatioirn'iiTitso $vdtJ5 biB^frt&tJs srC .rfoiriw fifts 'Igc! .sX a-xESY awd- 

©XLf'w ,won 'ledbtMo .t>srf8i -Jbodw e?fd hS qw 8':?I---cJ-i ni v+ea Yi>od 
f*l aSfiB^s XXi*8 *c^s;IootO ctb^jIH to *rtsi'0<3r &rf rloMKr ^t«o ^Xo ©xf+ 

-«a' fjSijf tsrfw Mas MjsI®saS ito*Xi;i is^IonrU ,e?3X ,#»X vXwT, nO 
fe>[/.I ,eljfK©«I tvioT, 0* ftfxsl: 6«J8Xee.(t}? Mo &d,f "in (sold"soq aM a^rso 



tiMO 



queer lot! It aoon becasie evident that two himdred and forty 

or fifty years residence In "The Land of the Free and the Hoase 

of the Brave" had eliminated jnost of the Scottish, traits froa 

the veins of the Kneelands cr that the chajracterl sties of the 

native Sc<k48 (Scots) had changed greatly since the hegira of 

the Kneelands had taken place I At any rate the Kneelands and 

Pennies didn't hitch — Or rather Mrs. Pennie, irtio was the "man" 

of the fasdly, didn't approve of the irays of life of father, vk 

i»hom she acctused among other things of "being "up and charging 

about ia the morning like a young hor-r-sel", thereby disturl*- 

iag her rest and tranquility ©f mindl I remember that the 

Pennie boys, "Wallie" and "Alec", used to get m» out in the 

further bam and amuse themselves by assuring me that I -was a 

"Yankee"! Hot understanding the term at that time I was not, 

as a five- year- eld, so outrageotisly proud of the appellation as 

I have become since! I particularly remember that it was at 

the scene of one of these confabs that I gave "Dinah", my rag 

doll, her last spanking and consl^ed her to what I assume to 

have been her final resting-place under the loose tiEobers of 

the old hay*mowI B. I. P. I 

Among the asmories of a five-year-old while we were living 

in the old Kneeland farmhouse in 1875 is that of a^ay when 

put ' 

Father, having reached home at about noon, had up "Old Charlie" 

but left the buggy with a bag of grain in it standing on the 
sharp bank by the front door- --We were living in the end of the 
mln hoxise nearest the Black BoadI To my youthful mind that 
offered opportunity for adventure and I endeavordd to Induce 
Bert, then a mighty warrior of two years, to get into the buggy 
while I gave him a ride! He seeming to have developed prudenoe 



rimm 'fS'ioioofiro sht 



araoH $;ivt ?)rus 39*^4 ddcJ- lo btisj ©riT" ai: irji>;o.& ^-io'i bi.«o ■, tiJJ-l. -ro 

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to Bt^±ali sBooX 8j:icf 'lebrvj ©o&L^-jpti^^aet Xartlt lori nee^i svarJ 

! •<?: •! .fr Iwa^-v.arf Mo erfi- 



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"aiXtSffO JbXO" qy !>&-{ ,noort j-iroJa *£5 etnod i>erIo£Si sfiXvjafi ,'isrid«?' 



217 

THB C BOCKEYT TAMILY 

even at that early age and declining the invitation I grasped 
the thille with the idea of having eome fun on ray own accounti 
Oie next thing I remeiriber distinctly is "being in the old-fash- 
iened wooden cradle with a hood top, sorer than It has ever 
since seeroed to me possitle for anyone to "be — or at any rate 
sorer than 1_ have ever teen from that/ day — while lather's 
"buggy was lacking two perfectly good thills! Buring this 

Summer Lyman Harris was my "test friend" "Old Tige" tit him 

one nightl :^rtha Bowen and I went to school in a more or 
less desultory fashion at the George Settlement! It was a 
year or so prior to this that "Jose" - (J'esiah for his Uncle 
"Si")- and I had distinguished ourselves "by falling into the 

spring the picture of Aunt Sarah coming down over the "bank 

with all sail set remains with me to this day--'and also that 
one of Uncle Milt's bams was struck "by lightning! 

Although they had a year's lease of part of the hotise on 
the "Old Homestead", father and Mother didn't enjoy the idiosynr* 
crasies of S&rs. Pennie and having an opporttinity to buy the 
CJilman Piper place of Jonathan Savery -(Piper's hrother-in-law)- 
they leased it for one year with an option of purchase at the 
end of that time, leather declining to "buy immediately "because 
of some dcuht regarding the title! I came over with lather on 
loads of wood and hay a few times previously hut we moved from 
the Old Kne eland Homestead to the Piper Place on December 6, 
1875! It was colder than "blue "blazes!-— so cold that"TJncle 
Welse", who drove Mother and us "kids" over in the old green 
pung, came across the ice en the Gould Meadow as Tlather had 
been doing with wood and hay-- -the present pu"blic road hadn't 
"been "built in to Harriraan's -{now Horace Rcfbins's)- at that 



)Xw> 



s:?a^f x«^ -'3 to •--acT o.t 9r*o-^.ns 10^ elliaaoqt eai o;t Joaoio&o giortie 
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alfii aa;:*^!^: laXiiaii 6005 \;X*ool'2:sq D\r.t SiiI'3io&£ esw -caaifd 

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'xo e'lUivi s ill Xoorioa Oo «n6w I fijtis newoS add-'ifiei Id-xfgin ©no 
a rim- il lin&^%li^Q^ egioeO erf;t o'e noMsw't \;'J0JXf-i3s.& i^sal 

srl:'- Qini srrilXfil '.:J ssvIeaTctro l>Qx{8a]snict'ai:JE> bBci I Jane -(•'xS* 

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no 'jsrfts'^r dibiT isvo sneo T !©X.t*:? orf# giiiL-rs^iS-s d-cfiroL snoa lo 

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9lDnU«'c^M.t Moo Q^-^-'lBQ3iBl<S swXd nsff.i 'taaXoo sbw *I !a?3X 

Ijsrl 'leild-J^ as woafisM JbXL'oD aK* no soi s.ri- -.jaotofi ^ktigo .gmiq 
vt'nbsr^ Sso-r oiXcfi/q .tneseTq sift ---^ijari fins ftdov rfitJSv 3rt.*oJ& noed 



THB CROCKETT FAMILY 

tliael As we came across the meadow the nor'-west wind got a 
good sweep at us and I have a very vivid recollection of the 
"bluenese of tJnolo Heleon's face and nose and of the "comforter" 
tied around Ms neck — one that he wore for rany years! Arriv- 
ed at our new domicile everything was colft, including ourselves, 
"but we soon got thawed outi I remember going up to Aunt Lucy's 
a few days afterward to see the two new tahiee-^ — Georgia and 

Webster the youngest of v/hich did not seem yet to appreciate 

the distinction of Toeing an uncle to a young lady older than 
himself I 

Eat her taught school that Winter in what was then still 
known as the Fields' Settlement although it has since become 
successively the Roulstone and Mortland DistrictI I walked 
"back and forth with him when the weather wasn't too had. Fred 
Kendall spent the Winter with us and went to school to a man 
named King here in the Porter District. Later I remember 
Father and Fred coming heme from the woods one day "because of 
Father having "been cut in the side I It was during this Winter 
that we became acquainted with George Bowen and the Cunningham 
boys! Atmt Nell taught the Porter District school during the 
Spring of 1876 and boarded with us. I went to school to her. 
She gave me my first "licking" with a switch- — in school--- 
Mother may have performed the rite at an earlier day! Don't 
remember! I do remember that they had apicnio in Felker*s Grove 
on the last day of school! At this time the dam at the Piper 
Mill was in good condition and the pond full. Fred Whittum 
and I used to go sailing on a raft but we had to keep our weath- 
er eyes peeled for Mother who had pronounced an interdiction on 
that particular form of sport! leverthelees, I was not as madi 



baa al-gio&0—"-B&l(i'&d w^n owd- 9ii;j- cisa o^t b*iBv*ri9;5~'?:B av:BX) wdl « 
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lltXaaiaxii 

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no aotioib'xetaiJt na b&omronoiq bed. orlw leritcSi 'xot SaXosq as^^e -le 

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219 

THE CR OCKETT mCTLT 

afraid of ^ther that Sxumner as I was of the frequent thtinder- 

showers! They certainly had ine"JZlDuffaloed" although the ez>- 

pression was unknown at that tirael 

Tether having hecom© doubtful of the title to the Piper 

place Savery had, during the Suniraer of 1876, arranged to sell 

it t© Captain Hairrison Steele of Stockton. Steele came to 

Siather and ordered hiia t© vacate the house "by a certain day. 

father's lease didn't expire until Deceiober and he "allowed as 

how" he shotildn*t get out until he got good and ready- — He told 

the Captain that if he eaiae In before it would have tc "be over 

his dead hody! This "queered" Savery' s sale for "before T?lRther 

the 
had "bought kix present h03ae of laelvln M. Whittum and moved here 



©n Hoveaiber 1, 1876, William H. HaLellan of Belfast -(I think 
he spelled it McClellan though his son Hugh does not)- had dis- 
covered that Savery had no title, had bought the place from the 
rightful heirs, and sued Savery for trespass because of certain 
repairs ainounting t© approxirately llOO which he (Savery) had 
iradel Savery had to pay |75«00 daiaages so that, with his law^ 
yer's fees, his little exctursion into "High Mnance" cost him 
about $200,001 Steele eventually took title from HeClellanl 

Before buying what became his forty-year home here on "The 
Pinnacle" father had arranged through Melvin K. Whittum to buy 
of "lael's" mother, the widow of Bufus Whittum, the old Whittum 
place on which "liel" and his brothers had been reared and where 
now live William and "Archie" Merrithew but upon being urged to 
do so had sold Ms trade to Benson Staples of Stof^ola^J^ par- 
tially assuaged Mother's disappointment by giving her the money- 
---she used it to buy the carpet which is even now on the south 
bedroom chaniberl Staples later sold the place to "Jack"Crook«ri 



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TBZ CBO CK ETT ?AiaiLY 

Father's deed t© liibther*8 present home was from Melrin H, 
WhittuBi and was dated October 18, 1876, on which date Father 
makes mention of the passing of the papers in his Diary! The 
original parcel was hounded on the north hy lands of KLchael 
Pelker, on the south by those of Nathaniel Lairrabee, on the 
west by those of Wilraoth Porter, and on the east by the Mount 
Ephralin road. The deed gives the consideration as IllOO.OO 
but the actual ainount jjaid was |1300«00. We moved up over the 
hill on Hoveciber 1, 1876. lather's Diary saj^s that Cora aAd 
Andrew Larrabee helped us and Mother particularly remenibers that 
J!red Kendall was here and that he and Cora put down the carpets 
in the bedroom chambers* I don't rejaesher leaving the Piper 
place nor arriving at the Whit turn place but I do remember feel- 
ing very important as I trtidged up over the Piper Hill and 
thought that I was r ncving l 

The place didn't look much as it does now! A fence bor- 
dered the road from the "Ledge" to the store -(Ycu had to open 
a gate to drive in a lane into which, in Springtime, your wheels 
would sink to the hubs)-, above which its place was taken by a 
stone wall which not only separated thv road from the back field 

of what was still called"lhe Ira Porter Place"- — although Ira's 

had been until 
son-in-law Melvin K» WhittiiBi was now its owner and had assumed 

its canagement, Ira continuing to live with hi»— but continued 

on up over the hill along the edge of the Felker fields to the 

point where it still remains as a part of the pasture fence I 

Father said in the Fall of 1S16 that he couldn't see that the 

trees along the road looked much different than on the day he 

first particularly noticed theii*--'When he came home from the 

Army in 18631— -but they and the "aain house" are about the 



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221 

THB CROCKS TT miCIY 

only things which retain practically the same appearance which 

they presented to the eye when we moved here forty years ago on 

the first day of last JIoveEiberl At that tirae the only cleared 

spaces on the original farm were the fields in front and back 

of the house and the small level strip at the bottom of the 

lill down behind the bami Each of the "blueberry corners" in 

the front field was then covered with a heavy growth throixgh one 

of which ran the path which served as a short cut to Larrabee** 

and in the stuaip fence separating which from what was then inc3»- 

a part of 

ded in the pasttire I reiEeinber that IDan Staples, Bert and nyself 

had a cache for apples — which were largely of the "stolen" va/- 
rletyl At any rate, I reiseisber A\mt Lucy reading the Riot Act 
to us one day when she caught us "red-handed" in the act of re- 
plenishing our reserves! The old bam was thoroughly disrep- 
utable and was entered freia behind the house! The "tie-up" 
was on the western side! Ira, and later "Ifel", kept his horse 
and pig in what we now call "the second shed", the present 
"first shed" serving as a woodhotise! The "ell" was a squat 
affair whose eaves were on a level with its ohamber floors which, 

such as they were^ were reached by a "Jacob's Ladder"! The 

arrangement 
kitchen was a cupboard- like affair and was shut off from the 

southern window by a hall running from the present sitting-room 
to the "first shed" — -of which the present pantry and cellar- 
stairway were a part! Porter's, and later Whitttzm's, kitchen 
stove was In what we now call the sit ting- rooa and here ^therfe 
was first set up! The only renaininf fire-place was In the 
present parlor but as It didn't draw well liother had it bricked 
iq»! This had already been done to those in the "ell" but the 
brick hearths which had been In front of them were not tors up 



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222 
THE CROCKETT ?A1»IILY 

u»til after the advent of the Kneelen^sl There wae no cellar 

vmder the nain houee and no way to get Into the one under the 

stalr- 
"©11" except by the oellar-imy which led from the kitcheni 

Ledge cropped out ho Idly from what is now the lawn and the 
hunmiock "behind the house was then ahsolutelj'^ bare of earth! 
The swan^iy piece of grovind behind the barn at the head of which 
is the spring at whi/ch the cows now drink in Winter was then 
included in the back field "Johnny" Sullivan, Daniel's broth- 
er, du|t a drain up through it for :F!ather within a year or two 
after we laoved here and got badly (and literally) stung while 
robbing of its honey a bees nest which he came upon in the pro- 
cess I Ixeept for the three fields indicated and small cleared 
spaces above and below the level strip down back of the barn, 
the entire farm was covered with woods— -It was a famous place 
for partridges, the discovery of the nest of one of which not 
more than 100 feet from what is now the edge of the woods be- 
hind the barn led to Delia George's imirortal query:- "Mr. Lur- 
ryby! What kind of eggs is patridge's eggs?" and "Steve's 
equally fanfflus reply:- "Why! They're patridge's eggs, Delial** 
There was a path to Porter's down through the woods- covered 
pasttire through which Dan Staples, Bert and I used occasionally 
to wend our way, sometimes halting at the edge of the safe ref- 
xage afforded by the forest to "sarse" Mrs. Porter if perchance 
she preferred that her off-spring should not receive visitors 
on that particular day and sent us heme I The depression in the 
field southwest of the barn was then a swairp, pure and siiaplel 

Old Ifen Pennie drained it for lather a few years later and 

incidentally helped Father to wait on the tablel Ira Porter 
had used the btiilding which in our time has been "The Store" as 



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223 

THl C HOCKETT MMILY 

a corribined blackendth and cairpenter shop tlie anvil ^ms removed 

after otir arrival and the space in the floor throtigh which ex- 
tended to the earth Tseneath the block en which it rested laay 
jret "be seeni That part of "the store" in which Tether kept ino- 
lasses and kerosene was open on the southern side and had loeen 
used by Porter and Whit turn as a wagon- shelter I The building 
was used by Eather only as a work-shop for some years but was 
finished off as a store in (about) 18821 There was an alleged 
spring near the foot of the juniper tree just across the fence 
in the pastiire from the present chicken- yard and we boys insti- 
tuted a "mill-pond" by building a dam across what was then a 
considerable brook at the nearby boulderl An old-fashioned 
farm-j'ard, built of huge logs, stood on the dry ground just be- 
yond the little brook and immediatelj' south of the present pas- 
ture fence southwest of the barnl It was into the refuge 

afforded by the angle of this farinyard and the pasture fence 
and a loose fence- stake that "Old Charles" drove George when 
Bowen was not yet as well acquainted with him as he became af- 
terward! Ask George how he swat the old villain between the 
"lookers"! 

The strip of land across the Mount Kphraim road on which 
"Joe" BarriEmn*s house and barn had been burned in (about) 1870 
■a^iile Aunt Wary Kendall was living there and teaching the Porter 
ELstrict school, and on which now stands the "new bam", was re- 
tained by Whittum when he made the original sale to llather» 
Joseph Bowen had lived there at one time (after Harriimn moved 
to Frankfort) and his son Slroy was bom there. Mother tells 
E5e that the house was somewhat sirailar in appearance to "Web- 
bie^s", that the doors of the barn faced the road, and that the 



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THB CROCKETT miCTLY 

driveway thereto left the Mount Ephralm road just to the north 
of the old well near that road- — ycu can see the htunmock where 
"Father filled it up now! (The veil is referred to as having beaa 
filled up!/ There was (and is?) another well over in the woods 
in the swampy land near "WeT^bie's" pastiAre!). l?hen Aunt Ifery 
lived there in 1870 (?) her fanAly consisted not only of her 
BOB Pred and herself but of her sisters Hellie and Jane with 
the latter* s daughter "flettle. Uncle Albert was aw|ty at the 
time and Aunt lell was taking advantage of the opporttmity to 
attend the school of one of the best teacher's Waldo County or 
the State of liaine ever producedl Mother was accustoised not 
only to visit Aunt SSary and her sisters at the Hsurriioan house 
across the road but frequently cause to this hoxise to see the 
two Porter girls, "Mlla" and Kettie, in their father's home 
long before she ever even dreamed of living herel -(Ira Porter's 
first wife and the mother of these, his only two children, was 
Margaret Park of Searsport Harborl)- 

The Kx four or five acres of land across the road was sold 
to Mother by Whit turn nearly eight years after he had sold the 
original farm to leather, the consideration being |200.00I The 
deed bears date of August 2, 1884, and describee the southern 
boundary as "a private way leading from the Mount Iphraiia road 
to said Staples' dwelling-house", the northern lane at Staples 'a 
being the one meant, there having been some sort of a dispute or 
question about the title to the ssall triangular piece of land 
bounded by the two lanes and the VSount Sphralm road. 

As a lEiatter of fact, at one time during the more or lees 
continual "impleasantness" which existed between Job larnrabee 
and Oilman Piper, Piper had arranged to buy this triangular 



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escfB'i'xa.I cTot neewjed" fcectsix© rloirt'^r «as©n;tfiS8SdXqm.r* Xsxfrti^^JTOO 
xaXngasli^ airfj' viircf 0^ ^ssfi^*^*--^ ■^'^-'^ teql^I ,*x©qi<J njaatXiC JbnB 



Ai<,yi 



TEg CROCKETT PAMILY 

plot from Ira Porter for five or ten dollars for the p-urpoee of 
"devilling" Lairrabee by cutting off his convenient egresa to tie 
Mount Iphraim roadi The transaction never was coiapleted, how- 
ever, either by the payment of the money or the execution of a 
deed so that when Mother bought the strip of land across the 
road from Whlttum he assured Eather that he could give title 
clear to the point where the Staples line strikes tiae Mount 
IphraiiB road! Still, as Captain Steele had raised a question 
regarding the plot, claiming title from the Piper heirs, -(who 
never had any)-, and as Eather did not wish to be involved in 
a neighborhood row over so siDall a matter he had Whit turn make 
the deed as above set forth, i»e., giving the northern lane at 
Staples 's as the southern boundary! This left a small "Ho 
Man's Land" between the two lanes at Staples *b so that. Captain 
Steele having died, I drew a quit-claim deed from Ifelvin 1C» l«hit- 
tom to Mother for this triangular plot and got him to execute it 
while I was here in the Summer of 1910. Merely as a natter of 
inforoation and so that it can be found if it should ever be 
desired for reference I am going to quote in the following par- 
agraph a memjorandum which I wrote on the day Mr. ^hittum deliv- 
ered to me this deed, which deed is registered in Book 299, Pa@» 
428, Waldo County Registry of Deeds! The memorandum, which is 
filed with the original deed among 5lbther'e papers, is as fol- 
lews:- 

"•Re Triangular Strip of Land at the Staples ' Lane " 
"When Melvin M. Whlttum called at "Feather's today and deli>F- 
ered to me his quit- claim deed to Amanda H. Knee land for above 
strip he told me that the field across the road was sold to Joe 
Harriiran! that Harrinan moved to Prankfort and got in debt to 



inu^'i ferii asjfiila ©nil salqs;??. exivt steri'."? tnxoq srfvt oi- iseio 
nolj-aej/p 43 Bo'sirst .&jk-' •dloa.tS n^sc^xsO ea ,1.1 TcT"? !l).BOt mlatrfqS 

©:fi»tT .TTU^tcJ-jEil?? !>£.'{ erf -te-tt^n £ XIxj-ziq 03 to\-o *'3i feoa'frrocfrlafen & 

-vin(W ^ itivisvr raoit l>e©l> at^o-'ilup b ^^vsb l^b^tb ^nh'^ai" s^XaeJR 

;?.[; 9>t.o-o6X«* Q^ ralrf io^ f»ns j-oXq i3Xt;srTfi.ti:f 3M.t *iol ier{*<):'.i o.-t mr>-t 

10 'seJsBv^. ^ Q.« Y,Xei©'.i .OX^X ^o lefftfruS aiJ" ni ii'-tsd ss'*? I t$X*rfw 

9d 19VS MiJOfS'B ^ti 1.^ bn^'ol ©of iIBO &'t jsn.-t t)8 JbnB noi;J'srj;to'5:nJ: 

-^ffX^IJ f^Kt^xrr^ .«M x^'^ S'X^ -'i^ s^-oi.v I iiolrfw aufansiO-tra'a 43 HqE*?^ 
€?5S<r ,(?§2 :fQOS. Ill fee^reJalget el deft A rloJtxlw «.S>es»5 3M:t a-ii -9^ Sf'Is- 

QOT. tvd ijXoa BBW JBfioi: erij- riaonoB SXeil &di j-Mt ®m isXo* eti qitia 



THE CROC KB TT MKILY 

Seldon Morten to whom he finally gave a deed of the field acroas 
the road -(where the new hay>-tarn is)-, eaid deed calling only 
for four acres { that he - (Whittum)- had Harriman and Morton givo 
him wauranty deeds -(or a joint warranty deed(?)- for five a- 
cresj that he yesterday looked up these old deeds and found that 
they covered the land extending from the south line of the Fel- 
ker place to the intersection of the Staples line with the Mt» 
Iphraim road and that therefore (unless Piper sectired a deed to 
this triangular strip- — and "Vehtie" says that Uncle l^elson 
found by searching the records that he did not) hie (TOiittum's) 
quit-claim deed of July 22, 1910, (delivered to me today)- is 
every bit as good as a warranty deed, inasmuch as the title was 
xmquestionably vested in him (Whittum), -(Signed)- y» B. Knee- 
land, Searsport, Ms*, July 23, 1910," 

34)ther having sold to "Webbie", at the request of Freeman 
Young, a small piece of land between the Staples' house aM tha 
Mount Iphraiffl road in (about) 1899, this small triangular plot 
is of no practical use to anyone except himi 



In looking through Father's Diaries of the late •seventies* 
and early "eighties" some of the miscellaneous items which at- 
tracted ^y attention were as follows:- "Fred Kendall shipped 
with »aus larrabee" — ^ under My 19, 18 76 a "Fred sailed for 
Liverpool last night" -— imder December 3, 1876; and "IVed 
Kendall came home today after an absence of 28 monthB"---under 
April 5, 1879! Were I not fairly certain that when Fred sail- 
ed for Liverpool in Dec, 1876, it was in the Ship "B. B. Th03»- 
as" iznder Captain Feleg Hiohols I should think the entry under 
June 13, 1877, reading "IS&nda and I went to see the ship laxmchr 



7,Ino 3Kxi.isn asdt-. o.^jir ,-{ui . r. '.jb 3 --•,:, £ui '^rsrc s^Ic^ ?»Teiiv) - bsot ena 

£?ri:g ftaJioM &n:s frets r-fta'T fyad -{iriOf&M^) - O-K JM* jseTDS tsjo'i "so'i 

-.Q STll •jo^ •'{f)S>&&h v*n©i^jsw tnJ^oi, s •20)- sbaeb ^c^na-ificw- diiri 

•^M drfjt litfiw sail asIqjatd'B ea"^ to iiOliDsste+fii 9rf;J- 5* sosiq ta^f 
Oct het^b B Setuoss Teqi*? SBalri;.') ©■^oleierfiT Jarfj brija fjaot r«ist:rf<jf 

(a*imr^ii/JW) aM (^on bib &d i&ii s^tosoT erU snMo'sseB vd iJxwjo'S 
-ssn^i •'! •^. -(Jjerr^xo)- . (.ttw-tcf irfW) mM ni; Jbad-asv TcXcfBcoic^aei/piw 

lislff iijooxa etiov.fijs oJ oQii XsrjiJoS'iq on '£0 ai 

*S6li-iTSves* dclaX edi to se lisM 3*'x^r<:;^«SEr xfgircj-ci;? gnWooX nl 
-*s Kolxi-ir ame^i aiJEOSisaXiaoaiia »Ai 1:5 aaos *s$ltii|ji©'' "cixia& i>fis 

-iOt ij&XlBa i^o-."" idTSX ,9X x,fiif isiiii:;— -*'3 0u*'i'xj&.l ai;«* fi;J.bir 

•a;®bniJ---''afCvfrJOfflf 82 to sonaacfiii /ts ta^te v:BJ30.t a^iorf. anso IX^ne>T 
-Xififi S)0^f^ naiiw J-iiric* itxso'tso Y.X'£i:JKl Jorj T s-ioW I'JVSX t3 XiiqA 
-fKOi-rr •<? .H* qM?; &di at ami ^1 ,dS'3X , .osC^ ni Xooq-^eviJ lot &© 

'leJattx; ii'£;Ja© ©rCcf jJnlrf^ i>X«orf8 I aXorloiW ^eXs? /ix.«d-qsC tecnu •'as 
■~rIoni?.6X qMa sxii' ssa oS .tire-?? I 6rt,'^. sBn's'*' ^ifJfeBe"! ,VS'3i ,eX sru;T, 



38K7 

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THB CROGOTT miHIIY 

ed but not tld« ©nough — -we went in the night and eaw her off* 

lad reference to that ehip — -the "B. "R, Thomas" hut it either 

did not or i^ inforsation as to the ship in which Pred took to 
•Deep Water* in 1876 ie at faultl Other items have reference 
to the raeetings of "The Fttruwre' Cluh" mrettiiga at the Porter 
Schoolhoviflei religioua meetings there, at the houses cf neigh- 
hors, and at the Hichols* Cai^ground in 1878 and 1879; the hirth 
of Araes Staples *e daughter Huth on March 24, 1878; my illness 
with menfcranouB croup in February, 1878/ - (when everyone else 
seems to have been having diphtheria); the numerous "parties" 
which were given in the neighborhood in 1876- 7-8-9; the depart- 
ure of TTncle Albert S. Fichols, Aibos and IVeeman Hatthews, War- 
ner Handlton and "Wood" Tyler for Colorado on l&rch 10th, 1879| 
the death of Annie (Harden) Staples en January 6, 1880; the 
bicrning of Dennis Hare*8 buildings on January 29, 1880; and the 
five or six weeks illness of us "kids" of scarlet fever from 
April 24th to June Ist, 1879, as well as the "Hal sing" of the 
present baim on June 9, 18791 



After moving here on Uoveinber 1, 1876, blather and Mother 
soon becaeie thoroughly established in what proved to be their 
persaanent home. lather taught in the Clark Settlement diiring 
the Winter of 1876-7 and in that of 1877-8 conducted here in 
the Porter District what proved to be his last school- — with tie 
exception of two days (Jantxary 20-21, 1880} during which he took 
ttie same school for Alfred Imery ITlckerson in order to enable 
hia to go to lewis ton I 

What has happened to us here in forty years we all know! 
Here J^ther renovated the buildings, first treating them to a 



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texfct*© *i stitcf "aBiXfO/i? •'' .n"" sn^ — qMa ;''\Bri.t ocf eonsio'iB's ^M 

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eiid- i088X ,o v'iBssa&X no aaIqfid-3 (rt^Maa) e^ctnA lo ri^seb erl^ 

.tj-it:!: t©v©t d-eX 1=903 "io *al)x.^* a" to assnlXi ajlosw xis to qvII 
«/i3- 40 "an.cax^*' QiiiS es XX «w cq ,??6X trJ'aX aru/t o* r£:t-^S Xi-sqA 



*iei^i'^ ba& -ton'JiifR: ,3V BX ,X "sSyiiasvoJr no eisul salvos: isi-lA 
Saxtif^ ;?-n-3m®X;|^»S ii«XO eiiJ- iil $rl:^s^ -fBsiSs^ *^iiOi< ^Jnari^ct'ieqc 

ed^ Httw»"-XQOrIoa ;?a.B.£ atrf ©ci" o^ jbovsi^ lasts' ^ol'V.vaiCI t^^tol 9di 

■ioot ©ii /Colrf'*' J»;l^Ty■iJ {0631 ,1£-0S ^^ijir-rsl.) sv£i> ovf,? t?- fi0.tt;i[G;.iJ»:o 
sXcfB^t® o;t t»b'to fti jfOB'x'i^^'ro.M'r -vT'siwiS: fiettXA tat XooiIOQ emijs Sii3- 

l03?!!t.ih?r©;T af o^ ©* alrf 



THE CROCKBTT fAMILY 

ooat of paint and having Uncle Aoaos Ijeitthews raise the roof of 
the "L" eorae three and a half feet, and then tullding the car- 
riage house, this last having been followed by the erection of 
the bam in the early Summer of 1879 and later by the back- shed, 
hen-house, and sheep-shedl Here father cleared up a farra which 
had been practically a wood- lot and brought it to a high state 
of cultivation! Here Hal was born on September 29, 18821 
Here l&ther had bought (with George Bowen) the Bog Lot in 1878 
and the "l^l" Mchols lot for his own account in (about) 18791 
Froia here Mother visited Aunt 'Rutli in "Rhode Island with Grand- 
father Crockett, thereby cauetng the Great Yellow Day of Septem- 
ber 6, 18811 ¥rom here blather took me with him on a trip to 
Boston in April, 1882, and Bert on the one succeeding, at a 
tlpt when all his goods were bought of and shipments cade to 
Boston firms and it was necessary for him to make frequent vis- 
its to "The Hub" in consequencel Here, in the olden days, the 
neighbors used to gather for sociables, "sings", parties, and 
on Bany an otherwise festive occasion when Christmas Trees, 
"Exhibitions", and Spelling lUtttches at the Schoolhouse were of 
regular occiarrencel Here *Gene, Bert, and I built in 1883 the 
camp which stood for so many years behind the barn and frora here 
I visited 'Gene in Preeque Isle and helped him to dig and pick 
up seventeen barrels of potatoes from nine to three o'clock in 
one day of 1884! Here Tether caused to be excavated the cellar 
londer the main house in August and Septesiber of 1885 and the 
artesian well to be driven by "Jim" and "Pat" Gorle in October, 
1886! From here 5fether went to lew York with Aunt Fell in 
Hoveinber, (24-30), 1886, to investigate the circumstances under 
which Uncle Wilton T. Bandell had fallen overboard from the 



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ti:ts;ta ii^iri b os ii td^uotd bna ioX-feoow » Y^l&oiio&iq nescf i>Bii 

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J5S «£ ,gnrX)eaoo.u3 en-s arf;? no .titifT Jbnjs ,Si(3SX ,Xl'i4A /ri S'i^SQf: 

0* oba:. ^v:-ia:a:qi:.r:s bciiS to Mgijoc ©isw Bfooos gM XXs narfw m^ti 

"iibr .trfei'peT't sjiac OJ mirf lot ■^ii^Gaoo&n a£w J-i lirir; anrtil nocfscS 

erf:? .s-'^Bb nsMo ©ii;t nt,©ien Isoneirpssnoo ni *cf.r/R e>£^*' 0^ ^3 1 

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nl ;^oolo*o i^fj-in^ g.1 'iniii moil ssotad oa. to nl^-itMiS nse^nsYOs qu 

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ni: il&^6 jii^A .rCoXi? 3('^o7 ■fi-ef- .^i Sii&vf larfd-j^ @toii iriO'ia !533X 



THE CBOCKETT JAISILY 

Barque "Henry H» Gregg" (?) at rnldnight of Triday, IToveiaber 19, 
(?), 1886, shortly after he had anchored off Sandy Hook on an 
incopdng voyage from some port In Brazil (?)I I^om here we 
used to make ye«ly (yearly) pUgrimagee to J^aple Grove and 
Horthport Campgrounds (sometimes In the old schooners run by 
John Cloason and others among which I particularly remember the 
"Banner") and to Bangor, Idanroe, Belfast, and other EairsI Trom 
here "Old Uell" has started out on imny a merry War Dance and 
here Carlo and "Max preceded Don in thinking themselves the only 
pups in the landscape I Here for many years George Bowen main- 
tained toward the younger mewbers of the family the attitude of 
axi elder brother! Here l^rtha "cussed" the cats, Harry defend 
ed the stairs, Alice discovered that "Jim Blaine has pins in his 
feetl", and here Kit, who wouldn't for the world tell you how 
old John Page, replying to an inquiry about "Bill" Lanpher of 
The Dirty Settlement, said:- "He has been raising the duwle 
ever since last AugustI" was wont to observe of lather diiring 
a particularly strenuous day that he was "John Paging it"I 
Here "Joe" Bowen sagely remarked that it was strange but that a 
man as old as he was could learn something new every dayl 

li^OB here a certain "warm merober" set forth for Comer's 
Commercial College on September 2, Xft87, and to thrust himself 
upon a waiting world - (he has been dodging bricks ever since)* 
and has during a somewhat variegated career voted in the States 
Of l&ine, Massachusetts, Hew York and Tennessee and cou ld have 
voted in Colorado, to say nothing of having cast a "straw" vote 
for Theodore 1?oosevelt in Mexico City and helping to celebrate 
a revolutionary "election" in Bogota! Here the aforesaid "war« 
member" is spending his first Winter in Mftiae ia thirty years — 



sw s'tsjxf iiioi'' !(?) ilaaiS nl .t-soq eni03 .ttoiI: egs'iov gjcilniooni 

Xd i^wi aienooxfoji M" erf.:? n.t {saf^tid-aaioa) sl>tiiJO*ss'l-^isO c{"ioqr{..t'5o!t 

»;{* ladin^aiet xit3iLisat;^'iBq, I rfoMv/ gnonjs at&rW'^ ii:iM fJOsaoIO ftdot. 

•noYr" laixjs^ 'i-srf^O &'■'« «;5-;3B1;X&:'! ,»oinaI ^'tri^asc oi iifja ("lannfiG" 

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230 

THB CROCKETT M^IULY 

and it*» seme Winter! 

From here Bert went forth to the Seareport High School, 
Kent's HlXl, and Shair't Buslnese College at Portland and (la 
Hoveotoer, 1891) to reconstruct the cordage and hotel l^^lBine88— 
l3ut finally consented to put that of Insurance on the saap in- 
stead- — entering the enrplcy of John C. Paige & Co* on (ahout) 
Decoder 1, 1894, and becoming a w&Tsber of that fira on Jantiary 
1, 19121 

Jrom. here after finishing the two years course of the 
Western State loriaal School at Gorhaia in June, 1893, and spend- 
ing five years eftch at the Porter District and Village schools. 
Kit wended her reluctant way to the banks of the luetic , there 
to fflore thoroughly demonstrate that she really does know "How 
to HaiBmer the Stuff in* out of Kids"! and retiring in August of 
each jrear to the seclusion of Sandypoint, there to do penance 
therefor ! 

Proia here, in the brief periods of respite possible to a 
boy engaged in wearing cut sundry bicycles, Hal sallied forth 
to BOW down opposing bateraen and in the intervals between man- 
aged to pass through the Searsport High School to the University 
of Maine before he had yet reached his sixteenth birthday-— -- 
whence after four years and graduating with the Class of 1902 
he proceeded into the West ("of Albany") only to find that the 
General Slectric Contpany had already founded Schenectady — — 
whereupon he proceeded to put electricity (is Life) into and to 
tell good risks all about Surety Bonds! 

From here Bert and I joined Fred Kendall, Otis Chessman, 
and *(»ene Kneeland on our memorable yachting and fishing trip 
down the Bay to Old Harbor, Swan's Island, and vloinity, on 



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231 

THB CHOCKETT lAMILY 

¥. A» Klnajall'B sloop yacht "Jennette" In July, 1892, and here 
George and llmer BauiinonB, M* Sargent, Bert and nyself came te 
TDe"re-iEft>ur8ed" in the Bryan campaign of 18961 Here we have &21 

cooe on Easy an enjoyable vacation to find that the aaplee are 

as green in Siuamer and as red in the 7^11, that the pines sough 
as lotidly in Winter, and that the Bay always presents as many 
changes ranging from deep blue to dull gray as in days gone by! 

Here Mother was for years an invalid whom no- one expected 
ever to get well and here after declining to less than 75 poimte 
in weight she attained coiaparatively rtigg^d health and a weight 
at least double that she had possessed in the middle eightiesi 

Prom here lf*ther travelled the surrounding cotmtry for 
well-nigh thirty-seven of the more than thirty-eight years he 
drove on the road I Prom here he carried on his twenty^ year 
cas^ign as Tajn Collector, sei*ved on the School-Bcard for ua- 
nuBfi)ered terms, and went as a representative to the State Leg- 
islature at Augusta for the two terms beginning in 1896 and 
19001 1¥om here he became a member of Sears Lodge, l?o« 82, 
!• 0. 0« ?• , and was eleoted to the Commandership of Freemen 
MeGilvery Post of the Grand Army of the "Republic , ^whlle Mother 
took part in the activities of the Woman's Belief Corps back in 
the elghtleel Here in comparativelj' recent y«ars Mother bought 
the wood- let on Bog Hill and the one of Elroy Bowen on the "Hal* 
bit IiOt" and leather bought the one of Burdeen and the Larrabee 
boys I Here he bought the Felker farm shortly after the buildii^s 
■Oiereon burned on the morning of April 21, 1399, erecting the 
new bam across the road the following Spring for the purpose 
of housing the hay which it did not then produce! Here 5^ther 
held pneumonia as the result of a fall on October 16, 1905! Hero 



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232 

THB CROC KETT FAMILY 

his health began to fall in the succeeding years I Here he fe31 
from an apple- toee on October 17, 19131 Here he began to suffer 
those attacks more and more frequently and here he died on Jan- 
uary 22» 19171 Fay he rest in peace! 



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239 



THS HEAGAU PAiULY 



YiriAT Ttk'OPm EiT 



234 



THE HMGAR EAKELY 

While it will break the continuity to do so, ineasTnuch as 
several of the succeeding sections refer principally to the 
Crooketts, I am going to insert here such facts as I have re- 
garding the family of Itother's mother the Heagans even 

though they he comparatively few and incon^iletel 

"Wehbie" quotes Henry liBCaslin» who used to work for Uncle 

"Del" Crockett and his widow in the early "•ighties" and was 

therefore much with Grandfather Crockett and the older members 

of the Heagan family, as saying that fcoth Grandfather Crockett 

and Mother's Great Uncle Samuel S. Heagan -(whose title of 

arose 
"General" aroe from his connection with the State Militia)- 

had told him that the Heagans first came to this country as 
outlaws under the rigorous edicts promulgated and persecutions 
practised against the Catholics in Ireland after the Battle of 
the Boyne on July 1, 1690, a£ a result of which the Protestants 
under William III (William of Orange) gained the ascendancy over 
the Catholics under James II (James Stviart)! As to the relia- 
bility of this statement I have made no investigation-— I do 
not even know that the original imigrants were Catholics- — but 
although the first settlers of that name here in Faine may have 
come from some other part of the American Colonies, there were 
no Heagans living in what is now the State of l&-ine when the 

First Census was taken in 1790 lucCaslin says they changed the 

spelling of the name when they can^ to this countryl In com- 
menting upon this probable origin of the Heagans in this coun- 
try "fill" Staples says in a letter to "Web":- "If they were 



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THE HEAGAH MIIILY 

•Papiets* it eeems the Irony of Pate that, after leaving their 
country rather than take the Protestant oath, their descendants 
should all heoome Protestants-— tut likely their children and 
grandoh-ildren got no religious training until the Methodist 
missionaries invaded the Maine woods! There were quite a few 
of these immigrants--- Heagans, ledlleys, Crockers, Jacksons, 
Ctuondngs- — and Jeremiah O'Brien, the naval hero of eastern 
lifeine, was the son or grandson of one of them!" 

When in 1916 I asked Kiss llles S. Heagan of Prospect Perry 
(whoso letter to Mother in 1909 constitutes the greater part of 
these Heagan Ho tee) regarding the circiimstances under which the 
family ancestor came to this country she wrote me under date of 
Center 9, 1916, as follows:- "It was my Great- Grandfather Thoia- 
as Heagan that came from TrelandJ Think he roust have teen a 
young man as hie children were torn in this country! He came 
in coQ^any with three others. Brine Linen, Collins EcCarty, and 
....... Hearden! Am not certain atout the names, tut think so! 

Cvar Great Uncle Thomas Heagan, the one trother Tom was named far* 
narried Sally Linen! He was a Sea Captain and used to go on 
foreign voyages! Capt« "Ralph Devereaxix's mother was Nancy 
Linen, a granddaughter of Brine Linen, a niece of our Aunt 
"Sally Tom", as she used to te called! There was also a Beardea 
who married one of our distant relatives! I never heard that 
they left Ireland except ty their own free wllll" 



According to a memorandum made ty me on that date Thomas 
Heagan, Mother's mother's cousin and a trother of l^Uss Ellen E. 
Heagan whom I have quoted atove and who was then living with Mr. 
^lliam D, Smart down under the hill (and whom we all addressed 



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THE EEAGAW PAMIIY 

as "TTncle Tom"), took dinner at "Feather's on l&y 27, 1909, and 

in rdsponee to Inquiries from me gave ua infornation regarding 

the Heagan fandly which, after "being corrected by hie sister 

Ellen so as to show that it was his Great-Graridfather Thoisas 

Heagan who was the original Irish immigrant instead of his 

Grandfather John Heagan and slightljr supplemented hy Ifcther, 

Miss Heagan, and Henry True Sanborn of Bangor, was as follows:- 

Ihoizas Heagan, head of the family in this country, was horn 

in , Ireland, in 17 , and came to this coimtry as a 

young Ban. He married Polly Holland -(See Page 238) -I One 

of their eons, John Heagan, married Betsey StinsonI John and 

Betsey (Stinson) Heagan had the following children:- 

Jaines Heagan — Mother's grandfather! Lived on his farm 

on Spout Hill, Prospect, Me. I 

John Heagan ^ Lived on what in 1909 was still known as 

. the Frank Gould tma farm- — now owned by 

Sumner Uickersonl As "The Heagan T^rm", it 
was famous for its livestock, etc* I 

Samuel Heagan-- He lived up over the hill from Grandfather 
. Crockett's — on the left-hand side of the 

roadi Henry McCaslin afterwards lived 
there I The buildings were burned abo ut 
18971 He was a prominent man in local and 
State affairs, served for many terras as a 
representative in the State Legislature, 
and was a high officer in the State Mlitia 
---whence came his title of "General"- -- 
He was known far and wide as "General Sam" 
Heagan! Grandfather Crockett didn't like 
him but it was for his youngest daughter, 
Helen Amanda Heagan, that Mother was namedl 

lli chard- Heagan- ( 

- ( They both had farms on or near the 

David Heagan ( Heagan Biiountain in Prospect! 

David Heagan- — ( ... 

"Polly" Heagan- saarried Jo hn(?) StinsonI Lived about half- 
way between "Billy" Smith's and the John 
Heagan farm! 

'•■°eggy"Heagan— l&rried Daniel Killmanl Lived to be 100 

years old! Spent her last years with her 
son, Jac^s Killman, at the foot of Spout 
Hill and later at Prospect Marsh Village I 



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237 

THE HEAGAN ■PAMLT 



•Sally" Heagan-^rried William Smith of ProspectI They 

were the parents of the "Billy'* Smith who, 
up to the time of hie death two or three 
years ago, lived on the ^rsh road, heyond 
the Turner Schoothousel 



This ie as far as the inforraatioa given me "by "TTacle Tom" 
extended* When my quizzing got too hot for him he said his 
sister lllen could furnish more information than he and that 
he would ask her to do so* As a result llother that Summer re- 
ceived from Mies Sllen E. Eeagan of Prospect Pejrry a letter 
which T quote helow, verhatiml It is as follows :- 

"Dear Cousin Amanda:- Have heard by way of Brother Tom that 
your son was interested in genealogy so thought he might learn 
something from me* The record of fa therms brothers and sisters 
father wrote himself hut the dates of the first got torn off so 
may not he correct* Hope this may afford you and yoxir eon some 
pleasure and that you will excuse mistakes* My head aches* It 
takes quite a lot of study hut think there is nothing contra- 
dictory* With kind regards, -(Signed)- lllen E* Reagan"! 

-(The above is only a part of the first page of lass Rea- 
gan's letter* It consists of ten pages containing miscellaneous 
facts. It continues as quoted below. )- 

"Mnot J. Savage, a Unitarian minister quite a noted onel 

His mother- — Ann StinsonI Her father — John Stinson, Grand- 
iscther Heagan*8 brother I He has written a book of poem«— -very 
good! 

Benjamin Petty and Patience Collins had eleven children, 
eight bom in Gloucester, l^ss* • three in AiTOwsic, Maine* 
Benjamin Petty was the son of Peter Petty, born in Haverhill, 
Mass., 1696, was the youngest of eight children (of) Peter Petty 



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238 

THB HEAGAH PAlgLY 

and Sarah Gil© P«tty» Peter was prol)ably "born In laadedown, 
-(lansdowne?)- England, 1648, possibly a son of St» William, 
a phyeiciaR of Cromwell and Char lee II. 

John Heagan and Beteey Stinsoa 

James Heagan Sept. , 1784-1825- (He was Mother's 

(and Henry True 
Polly " Oct* , 1786- (Sanborn's grand- 

( father and my 
Peggy " April 2, 1789- 1889 (great-grandfather. 

(P. E. K. 3/19/17, 
John * Oct. 24, 179i-Jan. 22, 1861.-(!ail8 iras 

("Uncle Tom's" and 
33avid " March 2, 1794-Aprll Ellen E. Keagan's ) 

(?) (father. F. 1. K. ) 
BicMrd •• Dec. 25, 1796- liay 23, 1861. 

Samuel " Sept. 13, 1799- 

Sally • J4irch26, 1802-Aug., 1835. 

Grandfather's father, Thomas Heagan. 
" another, Polly Holland. 

family 
John Heagan 

David Heagaji ) These names 
James Heagan ) are not in 
Thomas Heahan ) proper order! 
■Richard Heagan 
Kate Heagan 
Polly Heagaa 
Hannah Gilbert 
Ann Gould 



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Graadino ther ' 8 father, Samuel Stineon* 

" wother, PAlence (Patience) Petty. 

T^amlly 

llbeneazer Stineon 

Joim. 

William 

Saznael 

David 

Peggy Stineon MsKenny 

Sally " Hearden 

Jane " Swett 

Abagail " Stiason 

Betsey " Heagan 

These names are not supposed 
to "be in their proper order. 

ITbeneazer Petty, Ijom Georgetown, laine, Felj. 21, 1739. He 
uas the son of Benjamin and Patience Collins Petty. Ibeneazer 
Petty and l&ry Stineon, toth of Georgetown, were married Jan. 10, 
1765, "by John Stineon, Esq. 

Benjamin Petty and Patience Collins of Gloucester, Mftss., 
were married 1730. 

IHjeneazer Petty is a brother to Grandmother Heagan* s moth- 
er. Samuel Stineon married Patience Petty, Grandmother Heaganft 
mother, thus making their children double cousins. See second 

page. 

— July 9. T^ink there must be a mistake on this page. Hele»- 
-'^<rSmith Yisited here yesterday. She thinks she can rectify it 

-{note:- This notation— the last two line8--ty Mss Heagan re- 
fere to Page 5 of her letter, which constitutes the last half 
of this page — beginning "Ebeneazer Petty, born George town?5®K)- 



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240 

THE HEAGATT TAMTIY 

Daughters cf Ibeneazer Petty 

l&ry Petty Married Amoa Jones 

Aanie " " Henry Orwell 

laftrgaret" « • • 

Elizabeth" • Rev. IS*. Love Joy 

Jaae  " Job Chase 

Antilope* " Geo. Dyer 

Bachel * " Amos Whitney 

Asenith " * - — - Hurd 

Patience" • Sinclare 

■Relief died at 16, unmarried 

This ie quite a remarkable family. Elizabeth, the mother 
of Elijah Parish and Owes Lore joy. llijah was a martyr, Owen 
a M. C. You probably notice the name of Harwell and know more 
of them than I do. There was one son in the Petty family but 
he was not as intelligent as his sisters/. 

Eenry Iferwell was twice married and became the father of 
21 children— -9 and 12. First wife, Annie Petty. 
Lydia Farwell Rich 
Josiah Harwell, Minister 
Sben iFiairwell, Teacher 
Betsey Harwell Cates and Dyer 
Antilope J^rwell McManas 
l.1argaret T^rwell Woodsome 
Ann Earwell, died young 
There were two other children 



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241 

THE HEAGAtI TAMILY 

Henry Sferwe 11- Margaret Petty, sleter of first wife 

Second Earoily 

Ttdae-Jewel "Flarwell and infant 

Hathan :Fiarwell, TT, s. Senator 

Joseph :Fterwell, Capt. of Steamer "Daniel Webster" 

^Tillard Harwell, Boat Agent, Hockland 

Henry 5^rw©ll 

Oliver li^irwell 

Charles ?iarwell. Officer in the rebel a.riny, shot 

in Sherman's l^iirch to the Seal 
A srxiart, good manl 

lliza TTarwell 1261 lard 

Violet Huzzy and Whitney 

Deborah I^rwell lailiken of E. 0, - Very wealthy I 

Only one child! Last (or lost?) 
at Bar Harbor I Highly educated! 

There was another child 

Since writing the first six pages have been at William 
Smith's. Helen gave the list of the Tarwells and several oth- 
er facts* Helen is a descendant of Amos Jones, a Revolutionary 
soldier and pensioner. 

Grandfather and Grandmother Heagan both born, 1760. Grand- 
mother died» 1857. 

Stephen Chase, minister. Job Chase's son. There are oth- 
er ministers among the yotinger men in the Chase family. 

Dr. Stevens of Stockton, mother a Dyer. 

There is a gentleman living in Boston who is said to have 
collected three thousand facts of the Pettys with a view to pub- 
lishing a book. Fie son-in-law was a Petty. The son-Jn-law 
died and the father was undecided about the book. The gentle- 



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nan's name is W» Tracy Eustle- I don*t know the addreee. 

Ananda, I Isave written in a hiarry — cdght have Imd more 
s yet em if had taken more time. Helen says the Town Clerk of 
Georgetown said the name was originally spelled Pette but now 
Pettee. -(Signed)- "Ellen"! • 



Thus ends Mss Heagan*s letter of the Summer of 1909, which 
I "began copying on Page 237. I was in correspondence with her 
for several weeks during the Pall of 1916 and some additional 
information supplied hy her has been incorporated in other parts 
of this section. In various places Miss Heagan refers to the 
Pettys and Stinsons as heing from Arrowsic and Georgetown. TTpon 
investigation I find that Arrowsic was formerly a part of 
Georgetown, from which it is some eight miles distant, but that 
it was set off as a separate town in 1841. 

Miss Heagan' 8 brother, "Uncle Tom" Heagan, died at Mr. 
Smart's on April 20, 1915, having observed his 81et birthday on 
March 23rd preceding. "YTebbie" and X had been in to see him 
one Sunday just before his death, I having been here for four 
weeks during March and April of that yearl 

Except for the dates of birth and death of her father, 
John Heagan, , as set forth on 5^ Page 238, Miss Heagan has gi-^r- 
en me no details regarding her own fanlly! Iiaother's recollec- 
tion of its immediate menibers is as follews:- 

John Heagan married Emily Ginn of "Poverty Shore**, Pros- 
pect, — -as the section now known as Prospect Perry was referred 
to in days gone byl Mother thinks that it was this locality 
which was also known as "The Pore Shore"! Details regarding 
their children as Itother re-calls them places the order of their 






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243 

THE HEAGAK MMLY 

birth and other partioulare as followe:* 

Kiry Ann Heagan— liirried Stephen Littlefield of Prospect. 

They had no children but brought up two 
of the daughters of Sills Crockett (?) 
of whom Mother is quite certain that 
TDonie"* the wife of Thomas de Swarte, 
mentioned in "Our Visit to ISrs. Trevett", 
is one I iSr. & Mrs. Littlefield lived in 
lisoonsin for laany years but upon his 
death in Boston while en route home after 
a visit to ]^ine some years ago, his wife 
brought his remains back for burial and, 
after a short tline in Wisconsin, returned 
to Prospect where she now lives at "The 
Ferry* with the hisses Hannah K. and 
lllen Heagan, her sole remaining elstersi 

luby Heagan-- — ^-l&rried William Dana Smart of Searsport— « 

"Uncle Bill"! She was the first of his 
three wivesi They had four children, 
Iphraim Knights, Emily, Bertha, and 
William B. , Jr., of whom the last is the 
only one remaining! Emily was lost at 
sea, having been placed in an open boat 
by a captain who believed hie ship was 
about to founder! The ship and captain 
survived but the occupants of the boat 
were never heard from! 

Emily Heagan- — —iSEorried a Captain Wileon and had three or 

four children! 

Wellman Heagan- — l&rried Helen Moulton! After his death 

she married his cousin, William ("Billy") 
Smith, the son of her first husband's 
Aunt Sally (Heagan) Smith who, with her 
brother John, were sister and brother to 
James Heagan, m^ Great-Grandfather! 
There were no children by either marriags 
but ir^r. and 2^8. Smith reared several, 
among them (partially) Horace and Stella 
Sicholc! Mrs. Smith was the "Helen" re- 
ferred to in Mss Sllen Heagan* s letter 
of 1909! Both she and W» Smith have 
died dtiring the past two or three years! 

Ihomas Heagan-- — He was the "Uncle Tom" referred to on 

Pages 235-6-8 and 242! He married Uanc^ 
Etardlng of Prospect and formerly lived 
on his farm at Prospect Ferry! IRor many 
years he was crippled by a running sore 
on one of his legs! There were no chil- 
dren! 

Hannah K. Heagan- She was a school-teacher for many years! 

• Hever married! How lives with her sis- 
ters jiaary and Sllen at Prospect Ferry! 



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general « Hivision commanaer 

^^■'ir'fHBS in tshenandoah Val- 

t C.to.1 M"""* °",f *SSd the 

1 " under ..'hose orders and upon what 
ziE, uiiuc T +„ art'' Have you any 

"authority am I ^o act^ ^^^^ ^^^^ 

"plans to ^"gg«^^';!.7f„/° action."' 
- "the necessary orders loi my 
.^ SHERIDAN, pounding on the table, rep 

vehemently : 

ti,P orders' Damn the author- 

be General Grant and "^^^^"^ ^^^ 

behind you. you - ^t -r^ed^^ ^^^^ 

SrwrS'Jume the ^nal respon- 

sibility. 

The narrative of the r^dha^^eent^d 

-ith graphic power ^V f^/, ^^ J^^,^ 
''• SCSgt^n nt haf rece'ntly put the 
m W^.^^^"f;°!V3 "^ the absorbing story I 
no Oct fi8f19->»-Jt "moT aXoitlT" ©.^: ^'^'iTadventure which he shared. His 
YOHB" b«.^1-xa« «-■ ISi^S Jbrtfl 3-5-aCc pJpWethasahistoricalin.portanceand 

b&Vtl xl'mViQ-i ba& iO&<XBO'i<^ to S is fuU of local color and the b«^^^^,^ 

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^^T^^rsri^'^-'ss 

Kinney County, Texas ^^^ j^. 

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- '.steal cattle and horses and ma J ^^ ^^^^ 

^"' ^rantr'sHKU,- opened the pro- 
e..rSC^th characteristic plainness of 

'^^''^''" nu have heen ordered 

<'°""\ 0th calx because I want 
and the 9th Ca^airj ^^^^^^_ 

something done to. stoP _^^^ 

Uonsothanditn-by^hese^Pe-^^^^^^, 

the river. I ^^f J.° „„4 to do it In 
hold down the situation and ^^^^^^^^^ 

..ourownway^I---^^.^,, tuUof 
enterprismg, ana a .^ ^^ ^ 

^""■^\Taniml>atlo" obliteration, 
campaign of annui l^ave 

and — -^;^f f;rrun%'with the 

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244 

3OTJHSAGAH FAMILY 



Elles E. Heagan— She le now about 75 yeare of age and ims 

the youngest of the family, of which the 
only aurvlving menibers are her sistere 
Ijary and Hannah, with whom she resides 
1b their horm at Prospect Ferryl It is 
to her that I am indebted for at least 
half Of the material comprised in this 
soctioni Like her sisters, l&ry and Han- 
nah, and her brother Wellman, she was 
formerly a school- teacher I l^bther has 
attended schools taught by her, as well 
as to others taught by her sister Hannah 
and their sister-in-law Helen (l^ulton) 
Heagan- Smith- --at the old Center School- 
house and likewise at the old "Academy**- 
which stood near the residence of John 
HeaganI Mother thinks that Use Sllen 
and all her brothers and sisters were 
bom on what was then the John Heagan 
but le now the Sumner Mckerson f«rml 
Sllen !• Heagan never married I 



Mother, Henry True Sanborn, TUbb lllen Heagan, and Mother's 
sole remaining Aunt, Mrs* Lydia Mackenzie, Ho* 2 Edinboro' 
Place, Newtonvllle, Idass*, have supplied the following informa- 
tion regarding soim of the descendants of James Heagan, Mother's 
grandfather and therefore gj; great- grandfather I 

James Heagan- (born Sept* , 1784— died in 1826)-married 
Lucy Ann Staples of Prospect, l&inel She was a sister Of Sarah 
(Staples) Trevett-Crockett, the second wife of Great- Grandfather 
Daniel Crockett* Senior I . who was more familiarly known as 
"Sally"! James and Lucy Ann (Staples) Heagan had five chil- 
dren as follows:- 

Jane Heagan---—-!^ grandmother I Born October 8, 18081 

MBtrried to I^niel Crockett, Jr., on- 
Dececa^er 21, 18261 Died January 23,187S 
See Crockett iiamily lotesi 

Catherine Heagan-Bom ^rch 5, 1811. 

laother thinks she never married. She 
died before Mother was born! 

iaftry-("Polly")-Heagaa— Bern July 20, 1813. carried Pele- 

tiah ?Veeman. Kother remembers that. . 



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they had fourteen children in all of whom 
Augusta, aftenvards Wa* ^vor of Lowell, 
llft86*f was oael W, and Mrs. i^reetsan re« 
sided for a considerable period at Albi- 
on, Me., but later returned to Prospect, 
where they lived for a time in the Pree- 
nan house which used to stand on Spout 
Hill and later on the Bangor road, below 
where it swings off to go around the 
mountain! It was here that Mother used 
to visit her "Aunt Polly" as a girll 

Lucinda Heagan- — Bern July 29, 1816. ISaurried Orrea C\m- 

ningham of Belfast- --for whom Mother's 
eldest brother was named. I find the 
name spelled as both "Orren" and "Orrin"! 
^ther remeirbers that the Cunninghams had 
at least six children, viz:- Orren, "Ruth, 
Jane, Ed., Jim, and l^y, all of whom 
became capable men and womeal 

Sarah Heagan— —More commonly known as "Sally* 

Bom— - 

She married, 1st, November 4, 1837, lirue 
Banbom, formerly of Boston but then of 
Frankfort, Biine, where he and his bro tit- 
er- inr law, I^niel "Robertson, inaugiu*ated 
the quarrying of granite on a large scale 
at their properties on Mosquito Mountain, 
of which they were the owners, building 
many boarding-houses for the accommoda- 
tion of their workmen while otherwise 
actively developing their plant. True 
Sanborn met Ms death on l^squito Moun- 
tain, haing been killed in one of the 
quarries by the slipping of a hiige piece 
of cut stone which smashed him to piecesi 
l^ue and Sarah (Heagan) Sanborn had six 
children of whom Mother remembers Sarah, 
Henry IVue, lllea, Annette (l^ettie), and 
Deborah. Henry True Sanborn is the 
Bangor agent of the Eastern SteamusMp 
Lines, Inc. I Such information as I have 
regarding the Sanbome other than the 
above is given under "^ V»y»ge to Spout 
mil" I The Henry K. Vhite whom Beborah 
Sanborn married was a brother of James 
White, husband of Medora Wallace, the 
only child of Mother's Aunt Lydia(Reed) 
Wallace- Mckenzie, the half-sister of 
Mother's motherl Nettie Sanborn never 
married. 

Three and a half years after True San- 
born's death on April 27, 1850, his wid- 
ow married, on October 21, 1855, Western 
B. Hutter of Corinna, Me. , by whom she 
had one child, Charles IJutterl When 
Mother, as a young girl, used to visit 



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her Aunt "Sally" at "Th« Mountain" she 
lived on the left-hand side of the Bangor 
road at a point juat before it passes 
under the railroad bridge in going around 
Mosquito Bouataial Use lllen Heagan is 
my authority for B&ytng that Henry True 
Sanborn is the only one of the fandly nwr 
living and that his only child, Mary True 
Sanborn, is the wife of a Mr. Vincent, a 
grandson of True Sanborn's brother- in- lar 
Daniel Robertson, and that they (the Via* 
cents) have one child! 
aiother s^ys that Mrs. Sarah (Heagan) San- 
bona-Hutter died at Wlnterport, Me., in 
(about) 1867, having separied (separated^ 
from her second husband some years pre- 
viously — -also that Henry True Sanborn 
formerly ran the hotel at WinterportI 



After Janses Heagan -(my great-grandfather)- died his widow 
imrried Abijah T?eed, by whom she had one daughter— Lydia. This 
daughter married twice. Her first husband was William K. Wal- 
lace of Boston, then an employe of Sanborn and Robertson at 
Mosquito Mountain, by whom she had her only child, a daughter 
named Medora. l^Iedora Wallace married James White, son of 

Tisdale White who was a representative (?) from Plymouth Coui^ 

ty, MRssachusettc* for many years. James and Medora (Wallace) 
White had four children:- 

William T. White who, 5^8. ISackenzle wrote S&ther under 
. date of Septeniber 25, 1916, "is Chief 

Veterinary at 11 Paso, Teais border" 
but "will be home next month, I expect"! 
He "has tlaree boys:- Wallace, aged lOi 
William, Jr.; and Paul Heed White"! 

H. Vincent White, "who died young"! 

Albert H. White, "who is a commission merchant"! 

Carolyn(White)Longone, who "married a man in l^aples, Italy, 

a musician"! 

This daughter, who appears to have trans- 
formed her name into "Carolina", is the 
wife of Paolo Longone (?) who, according 
to a letter written to Mother by Mary J 
(Grant) Ward from Wamesit, Mass., on Jan- 
uary 28, 1912, a few days after Captain 



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247 

TH8 HEAGAH TAMILY 

Andrew Grant's death, was at that time a 
director in (or of) the San Carlos Opera 
Coirqpany. According to the same author- 
ity Mrs. Longone, or Ifaie. Whit ©--as/ she 
is professionally known, had just retura- 
ed from Uaples, Italy, the prerious flail, 
and was then singing with the Chicago 
Opera Company. Carolina White is a fa- 
mous soprano and among other actirltles 
sings for the Columbia Graphophone Compa- 
ny- — m9-"-'Bee Page 429 of their June, 
1915, catalogue! 

After her first husband's death, Lydia CReed ) Wallace mar- 
ried Alexander l&ckenzie, a native of Minhoro*, Scotland, hut 
then a resident of Boston- — in which city his widow, fcr sever- 
al yea- re after his death, conducted a fas hi ona- 'tis cloak- raakiqg 
estahllshment* As stated elsewhere, I'tb, lydia ( Beed ) Wallace- 
!dsickenzie is Mother's sole remaining aunt/ and resides with one 
of her grandsons, William T# White, Ho. 2 Sdinhoro* Place, Hew^ 
tonville, llsiss* Aunt ifiury Gray and A\mt Huth Gx*ant used to tIik 
it her, almost up to the time of their deaths I Bother's last 
letters from her are dated Septen^er 21et and 25th, 1916. In 
them, she says that she suffers greatlj^ from rheumatism and sleo 
writes:- "I am very feeble and old— 85 "I 



James Heagan's widow - (isy great-grandmother)-, after she 
had also become the widow of Abijah Heed and somewhat late in 
life, married Elieha Grant of Prospect- --who was already the 
father of Timothy, Jeremiah, Wilson, Gooding, Clara, Sarah, and 
Mary Ann Grant! 

T have made reference to the visits of Ellsha Grant and 
his wife to the Crockett farm when Bother was a girl under "1^ 
V'y'ge to Spout Hill"! 



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249 

MY V 'Y'GE TO SPOUT HILL 

"Tlie Pinnacle", 
Searsport, Septernber 10, 1916. 

Bert was going to take Father to Bangor this afternoon in 

his "Hudson Super-Six" therefore as I h^d for over a year/ 

been threatening to invade Spout Hill and vicinity I grasped 
the opportunijry to have has party drop me at the fork of the 
road about a mile north of Prospect likrsh Village, where the 
road to Bangor swings sha.rply to the right to go around the 
mountain, in accordance with Mother's directions. 

I had recognized Spout Hill as we approached it in the car, 
from I/fother's description, but she hadn't told me how much of a 

hill it was or ^s There is nothing degenerative about Spout 

Mlli It is still some hi H i 

As I approached it from the Bangor road I found a imn 
working at its foot, repairing the damage done the newly filled 
in roadway by an automobile which had come do^oi over it the 
night before, leaving a track like a snow- plough--- the man at 
the wheel must have been several degrees off his course. Tliink- 
ing to 'confirm its ancient nomenclature I approached this man 
'Adth the query:- "^#hat do you call this hill?" He hesitated 
a moment, as if he thought I were "kidding" him, and then re- 
plied:- "Spout Hill." "All right", I laughed, "I only wanted 
to see if it bore the same name tliat it did a hundred years agoP 

This "fen mth the Hoe" afterwards shook hands v.lth me in 
a proper manner and directed tac me to the place where old 
"Grandsir" Crockett -(my ^reat- grandfather)- had brought his 
newly- founded family when he removed to Prospect from Cape 
Rosier— ov^e^^ a hundred years ago. % new acquaintance's name 

'^f-?fil^i^i^:!"lffiil^lf3^^^^ he or his father who 

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is called Daniel. He informed me tliat lie, together v/itli liis 
father and mother, had lived on Spout Hill for thirty- six years, 
his father -(now 86 years of age)- having moved there from a 
place which he formerly owned nearer to Prospect Marsh when he 
"bought his present home from Albert Thompson, who used to live 
there. My informant, the younger DocklTam, was a man apparent- 
ly in the forties whose Mother Lodge was in Frankfort. He told 
me, as Mother had already done, tliat the first house on the 
right and standing on the "brow of the hill was where James 
Heagan used to live -(and therefore my Grandmother Crockett's 
"birthplace)- and that the place where my Great- grandfather 
Crockett resided for so many years and therefore the one on 
which Grandfather Crockett spent his "boyhood was the next one 
beyond, on the same side of the road, ---his own home "being "be- 
tween the two "but oti the left-hand side of the road. It must 
not be supposed tliat he told me this "right off the reel", so 
to speak. He did not. But upon my explaining to hj.m iny er- 
rand and mentioning the names of Crockett and Heagan, he said 
he remembered that sl neigh"bor, William S. Killman, had told him 
not long since that a man named Heagan and another named Crock- 
ett had formerly lived on the respective places. 

Mother tells me that tMs William S. Killman is the son of 
James and Betsey (SmithI Killman, the former of whom was a 
cousin to her mother, he having "been a son of "Peggy" - (ifergar- 
et)- Heagan Killnan, who in her turn was a sister of Ifbther's 
grandfather, James Heagan- --See^^^f^ ?^ft the Heagan Genealog- 
ical ITotes. James Killman' s wife, Betsey, was a sister of 
"Billy" Smith, who formerly lived just "beyond the Turner School- 
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My V'Y'GE TO SPO UT HILL 

lived, at Winterport* She was also a half-sister of Isaac 
Smith, who used to live on the farm at the top pf the "Smith" 
Hill in Prospect, on the road running from Prospect Jilarsh Vil- 
lage out past the Frank Gould farm and up over the "Smith" and 
"Jim Bro-OTi" hills to Bog Hill and Worth Sear sport. 

William S. Killman now lives on the western side of the 
Bangor road, his being the first house belo'.7 its junction '^th. 

the road which goes up over Spout Hill or the second if you 

begin your count with the house which stands on the western 
side of the Spout Hill road "but almost at the point where it 
leaves the one running to Bangor. Dockliam said he (Killman) 
was a rna.n in the sixties, that he had passed by where he was 
working an hovjr before, and tliat he was then at Pi'ospect llarah 
Village getting in some Imy or grain. I hoped to find him 
there later but in the meantime laid my course for the top of 
Spout Hill, the abode of some, at least, of my ancestors and a 
spot which I had never heretofore visited. 

I should hate to give frank expression of the opinion I 
formed as to the judgment of a man who chose the top of Spout 
Hill as a place of acode as I toiled up its rugged sido. Ar- 
rived at the top and therefore opposite the former Heagan place 
-(it is now ovmed and occupied by a Russian named Kazick (?)-)- 
a very good view unfolded itself. I i^^aked on past Dockham's" 
until I arrived opposite the old Crockett place--- the former 
abode of the man whose oft-described "V»y'ge to the ITorth" I 
have referred to on many occasions and which I am paraphrasing 
as a title for this description of my first visit to the site 
of his one-time home. 

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theless. Mother had told me that the old Crockett buildings 
were "burned many years ago. T found that a new set had "been 
erected "but whether or not they bore any resemblance to the old 
ones I of course could not tell. Instead of going in at once 
I walked on up the road for a short distance, straight toward 
the granite quarries of the John Pierce Company -(now in a re- 
cei\'-er's liand's)- on Mount Waldo. 

Spout Hill is really the western side or "shoulder" of 
Mosquito Mountain around which the road to Bangor runs before 
it comes to Mount Waldo and the granite quarries on v/hich - (Mo&- 
quito Mountain)- are earned by Hayivard Pierce of Frankfort, a 
brother (?) of John Pierce of ITew York City, the latter being 
a contractor who has gained much fame as the erector of nany 
Federal, State, City, and private buildings in various parts of 
the country. Standing in the road just north of the barn on 
the old Crockett place the threo mountains-- -Waldo, Mosquito, 
and Heagan— -are more clearly defined than I had ever before 
seen them. A mile or so to the north rises Waldo -(Mount Mis- 
ery- from the two children who perished there)-; about an equal 
distance to the west stands the Heagan J/Iountain; wMle, as be- 
fore m.entioned, one is standing on the western side of Mosquito 
Mountain, or tliat part of it which rejoices in the classic name 
of Spout Hill. Looking to the north one sees, besides the 

granite quarries on Mount Waldo, the road which runs around the 
side of that mountain from the river road to the one which 
leads over past Kingsbury's and the Clark Settlement--- It was 
by this road that Father, Bert and I returned from Bangor Fair 
twenty- nine years ago when "Old Nell" brought us from Bangor 
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valley formed by the tlii-ee mountains and therefore to the north- 
•west are three cr four sets of xrlrlte Ijuildings in one of which 

Prank (?) Bowden used to live perhiaps he does now. Father 

used to trade v^ith him years ago, before he discontinued making 
the two-day trip which used to take him over this road around 
Mount Waldo to v/hat used to be designated as "Paddy Hollov/", 
a settlement made up largely of the workers in the granite 
quarries and located near the stone-sheds, piers, etc., now 
belonging to the John Pierce Company, through which passes the 
river road to Bangor. It was at the junction of this road 
leading around Mount ¥aldo to "Paddy Hollow" with one leading 
to Prospect Marsh th^t Father, Bert, Ifel and I took the back 
track when we made our tour of inspection over past the site 
of Boyd's mill at Half Hoon Pond and through the Clark Settle- 
ment, etc., three weeks ago. A little further back in the road 

but still standing on top of Spout Hill one can look off to the 

, ,^ . -, place 

wesu and easily pick out the Wilmoth Staples and to the left 

and a little below it the farm wMch Grandfather Crockett pur- 
cliased in his young m£.nhood and on which he spent the balance' 
Of his days---so that Great- grandfather Crockett still had his 
son Daniel m^ore or less under his eye, even after he had left 
the parental roof. Just back of the barn on the old Crockett 
place and extending up to wh^t from the road appears to be the 
crest of the hJ.ll but probably is not is a solid ledge of gran- 
ite--- there is a quarry at the top which is seen as you come 
up the Bangor road from Prospect' larsh Village and which serves 
s^ a "marker" oy which to locate the old Crockett place, just 
underneath. The (comparatively) level place on top of Spout 
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north just "beyond, the spot where "Grandsir" Crockett's home 

formerly stood It isn't more than tv/o hundred yards from the 

]feagan to the Crockett place and they, with the Dockham place, 
are the only habitations on the hill. Tor that matter, as I 
walked up the road and kept on past the old Crockett place the 
■unused condition of the highv/ay beyond the lane leading into 
the Crockett yard impelled me to the belief tlmt "Grandsir" 
Crockett mast have been a "tough feller". He certainly lived 
on a "tough street" and for a short time it looked as if he 
also lived in " thj xast house". However, a few steps further 
on I came to the track leading out of the Crockett yard in the 
other direction and here again the public road again bore evi- 
dence of usage, from which I inferred that the present c ecu- 
pants of 'v7hat was once the old Crockett Homestead are about the 
only ones Efeksfexms* who use it in both directions at this time. 

I now made bold to enter the hom.e of my ancestors felt 

like Rip Van Winklel The dogs barked at me all right and the 
uncouth individual whom I met at the door couldn't understand 
my particula,r brand of speech. Grunting something about "the 
boss" he disappeared into the house, returning, in a short time 
•«Adth a man much crippled with rheunatism who, v/alking with the 
aid of a cane, hobbled out into the yard v/here I was standing, 
while a man much younger but even more "furrln" looking than 
himself brought up the rear. At first, this present Lord of 
the mnor didn't seem particularly delighted to see me— -.re- 
minded me of the reception a stranger receives from the "Moon- 
shiners" of Tennessee---but when I had stated my errand and he 
had recalled tlnat among the old deeds pertaining to his title 
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soon was telling rue the story of Ms life. 

His name was Dominick Gaidniore, according to the address 
en a letter sent hirn "by the United. States Treasury Department 
at Washington v/hich I assumed pertained to Ms naturalization 
papers and wMch he sutodtted for my inspection when I asked 
how he spelled it. From the spelling of the superscription 
on other letters which had loeen addressed to Mm. Ijy people who 
knew his name only from hearing it pronounced and as nearly as 
I could catch it when he was spoken to "by Ms companion, he 
pronounces it as if it were spelled "Guide-mo-ray". His Post- 
office address is Frankfort, lb. 

He Is a Russian and has lived at "the mountain" thirty- five 
years---ever since he came from Russia. He "bought the "Grand- 
sir" Crockett place twenty- seven years ago from "Del" (?) *** 
Thompson and has lived there ever since. Wlien he bought it 
the buildings had been burned and for a year he lived in a rude 
shack. In 1890 he built -.7!:r.t appears tc be a fairly comfort- 
able house and in 1891 a serviceable barn, to which has since' 
been added a shed which serves to house his cows and horses. 
He tcld me Y/ith apparent pride that when he cam.e there the place 

v.^s run dcvrn and bore notMng,but that now, by dint of much 

such 
h^rd work, he h^d brought it to a state of productivity that 

his tMs year's h.ay-crop amounted to tv^enty-six tons. Once 

mentioned, nothing would do but that I must" see it so he took 

me to the barn for the purpose— although for Mm to hobble out 

there was som.etMng of a task. He had the hay all right though 

where he got it from was more than I could see. Strung on 

poles and leaning up against the barn-dccrs tc dry were a lot 

O f Y^hat at a distance I h^d ta ke-n to be mullein leaves bu.t 
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which, on closer approach he explained to me was tolDacco v;Mch 
he had raised for his, o^m. use rather than buy it in the iT©,nu- 

factured form It reminded me of ISTorth Carolina "T^rlst". He 

gave me, a leaf of it so tiiat Mother might see a tobacco- leaf 
gro^TO on her grandfather* s farm. I am pressing it to be kept 
as a souvenir. I think Gaidmore had an idea tlrnt a nmn who 
took enough interest in hunting up the home of some of his an- 
cestors to climb Spout Hill might be a prospective purchaser 
of the aforesaid home. At any rate, he said that because of 
his lameness, he wanted to sell the place and modestly mention- 
ed the fact tliat he asked only |3,000.00 for it 1 must have 

looked easy, not to say foolishi However, he didn't seem a 
half-bad sort of man and, once he thought he had my "measure", 
treated m.e very cordially. Both he and the younger man who 
liad followed Mm out of the house spoke very good English-- This 
younger n-an told me that his name v/as GaiTible (?) and that he 
was married to one of Bowden's daughters- --he now lives on the 
Bowden place, mentioned in the preceding pages. Charlie 
Kazick (?), who otos and occupies the old James Heagan - (m^y 
great-grandfather's)- place, is Dominick Gaidmore's son-in-law 
so that, upon taking my departui^e, I was minded to dub this 
erstv/hile residence of some of my forbears, "Little Russia". 
I had intended to follow the suggestion of the younger 
Dockham -(whom I had m.et before ascending the Mil)- and call 
at Ms home for the purpose of interviewing hds father, who he 
assured me could probably tell m.e much of interest regarding 
the former/ dwellers^ in the vicinity— But ^n up-to-date gas- 
wagon makes short work of the road to Bangor and' as' I wanted" to 
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returned I Imd not time to do so. I did, however, stop a few 

niinutes to again talk v/lth Dockharn the 3/ounger, v/ho was still 

industriously engaged in trying to smooth over the gullies left 

"by the strayed automobile of the night "oefore. 

I told Mm I had "been looking for the spring from which 

Spout Hill takes its name that I liad understood it was on the 

right hand side of the road as you went up over the hill. He 

replied th^t the road now goes over it, that it is under the 

middle of the road atout a third of the way up the hill and 

that he had helped to build a culvert in the slmpe of an invert;; 

ed V v/hose point leads its waters to "both sxAssx^t ditches so 

that, although I had not seen the spring ijrself, I had seen its 

waters while trying to discover it alongside the road '.vhere 

it was not . Iffother tells me that hefore he was "burned out 

James Killman used to pipe the water from this spring into his 

house — -v/hlch used to stand near the junction of the Bangor and 

Spout Hill roads. She also tells me that James Killman was 

one of at least five brothers Js.m.es,- Daniel, Tom, "Bob", and 

Frank, all of v/hom lived in the vicinity of Prospect Ifersh Vil- 

j5.ge and all of whom she thinks v/ere sea-captains. After 

James KilLman was burned cut at the foot of Spout Hill he cc- 

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cupied the house which had formerly been the property of his 

deceased brother Prank, just south of Prospect larsh Village. 
Descendants of the Killman family live there today or did until 
recently. While the waters from Spout Hill spring were formeri 
ly used by mny persons in the vicinity they now seem to be go- 
ing to waste. 

Dockharn told me th^t Samuel Reed, Abijah's son, at one tinE 
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Pat (?) Ifferr whose \vidovv- (?) , ¥3.ry J/larr, sold it to Hajvvard 
Pierce; that Pierce had sold it to Frank Gaidm.ore -(a son of 
Dominick Gaidmore)-, frora whom it load new passed to his oroth- 
er-in-la-.v, Charles Kazick (?) , who lives there at this writing. 
Kazick (?) Inad "been talking with DocMiam as I ascended the hill 
and I had had a fev/ words V'rxfh. him. 

Al:ijah Eeed -(See page 8 of Heagan Family Fotes)- had irar- 
ried James Heagan* s widow but Mother does not know that he had 
ever lived on the old Heagan place, neither did she know that 

he had a son Samuel although she h^d, ma>ny years later, known 

Samual himself She says that some fifty years ago he lived on 

the left-iiand side of the Bangor read, about a quarter of a mi:ie 
north of its junction with the one that goes up over Spout Hill 
and that his (Sam Reed's) wife '«vas a sister of James Lenfest who 
bought the "Pat" Staples place in the George Settlement. Kelly 
Mckerson married a daughter of James Lenfest and was the owner 
of the place referred to when I was a hoy. It is now the 
property of John Larrabee Stephen's son. 

From the above I assume that when Abijah Reed married the 
•^Addow Heagan he himself was probably a mdcwer r/ltli at least 

one son Samuel and that very likely he -(Abijah)- took up 

his abode under his new wife's roof. Of course Samuel Reed 
may h^ve bought the place either before or after he lived on 
the Bangor road but it seojns probable that he may have gone / 
there to live with Ms father when he was a boy. At any rate, 
according to a next-door neighbor, he at one time ovmed it. 

I asked Dcckham how the Russians "panned out" as neigh- 
bors. He said they were all right, tiiat "they leave you alone" 
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mixers" a trait which. I suppose is mere or less true of all 

immigrants of the first generation, so far as "mixing" with 
native-born Americans is concerned. 

Dockham said that Gaidmore - (Dcminick)- v.'as sometimes ac- 
cused of selling liq_uor that the authorities had him over to 

Belfast on such a cliarge some little time since and that he 
-(Dockham)- 1-jad been summoned to testify against him. He said 
that he had been unable to offer any evidence which would tend 

to convict him of such a cloarge and load no desire to do so 

that he thought perhaps Gaidmore m-ay have had some cider for 
some of his boarders -(evidently quarry- workers from "the moun- 
tain")- but that he liimself didn't take too much stock in the 
accusation. It was evident tliat, although Dockham didn't have 
too much to do with his immediate neighbors, he at least held 
them in fair esteem. 

Among other things v/hich Dockham mentioned in the course 
of our conversation v/as the fact that "old" Abijah Heed had 
once"killed a man with a Jug of rum on the long hill in Frank- 
fort" But "Bless youl", said Dockham, "he didn't mean to do 

it»" which reminded me of the theor;/ that it doesn't hurt any 
more to be killed by a sensible man than by a foclJ 

After visiting Spout Hill I think I know why Grandfather 
Crockett married a young woman who, like himself, lived on its 
summit--- It v/as so th^t he wouldn't have to climb it , nights i J J J 

I now directed my steps toward the old cemetery at Pros- 
pect Marsh Village in which lie Ifcther's ancestors on both the 
Crockett and Heagan sides. I made some passing acquaintances 
from asking questions along the way, most of whom seem.ed to 
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Even Gamble (?) had known of Pathex-, v/Mle Dockhain, although he 
iray never have known him personally, at least knew cf_ him as 

"Henry" Kneeland "You see, Harriet" 

I meandered down through the gully and across the larsh 
Stream "by the "bridge just below which T'ather tells me that 
"Josh" Ellis used to run a Grist-MLll and to which mill leather 

used constantly to take grain to "be ground as a toy it was 

the nearest one to the old Kneeland farm in a day v/hen ITew Engi 
landers raised their own grain and "boughten" or western flour 

was very much of a rarity if it had yet begun to exist. 

The settlement of the West, even, had isasiy practically only 

"begun that is to say, the West as we know it today. The hill 

over which the road passes dov.Ti to the bridge across the ]^rsh 
Stream is knoiATi as the "Josh" Ellis Hill to this day, though 
the place where he used to live is owned and occupied ty "JoeS 
Colson. Father says he doesnH think there is a grist-mill 
in the v/hole county today but I can remember going to the one 
owned and run by Ifeyo in Monroe, when I was a boy. Father 

says tliat the local grist-mills used to divide the ground wheat 
into three grades, viz.:- Tlae first, wliich was fine white flcur 
of a grade approximating the western flour of today; the sec- 
ond, which was somewhat coarser but which the ho use -wives of 
that day used to "build" into hot rolls for breakfast, etc., 
and of which, according to Father, one could very neai'ly eat 
his own weight {iii}j and the third, v/hich was bran pure and 
simple and was fed to the live-stock. In addition to wheat 
to be ground into flour for family consumption. Father used to 
take to this mill both corn and oats, these last usually being 
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was ground separately for faudly or other use. 

Having ascended the hill on the southern side of the Ifersh 
Stream I again beheld the aristocratic course of Blanket Lane — 
just across the valley. The man whom I asked to confirm my 
recollection prefaced his replj?- to my inquiry with:- "What 
name?" He evidently didn*t v/ish to converse with people to whom 
he had not been properly introduced but upon catching the word 
"Kneeland" and my assurance "Yes, Henry Kneol£ind*s son", his 
caution in the rjatter was immediately dispelled. 

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I had already passed the Samuel Crockett and Samuel BacheM 
der places before I cane to the "Josh" Ellis Hill---Crockett*s 
wife, Mehitabel, who was Bachelder's sister, always used to re- 
fer to and address them as "Sam Crockett" and "Sam Bach". When 
built, the tv/o houses were exactly'" alike. "Sam Bach" lived 
Just at the top of the "Josh" Ellis Hill on the left-hand side 
of the road, p:oinf; north, v/hile "Sam Crockett" -(Grandfather's 

brother)- lived in the next house beyond still going north. 

The two- story house on the other or eastern side of the road 
was the Captain "Robert Killman house. During the last genei^a- 
tion the "Sam Bach" place has been known as the Micliael Haley 
farm, until his death about two years ago when his v/ife sold 
out and moved to Winterport. Samuel Bachelder had five sis- 
ters- --MsM tab el, Jane, lfe,ria, Sally and Hannah who became 

the wives of Samuel Crockett, Jonathan Crockett, Samuel Heagan, 
Sufus Littlefield, and (Mother thinks ) Hammons, respec- 

tively. They were all large v/omen of some two hundred and fifty- 
pounds avoirdupois and became the mothers of families v/hich 
were at once husky and numerous. 

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and one cf his nephev/s I am going to quote here ^ part of a 
letter which I received from Will Staples from Uorth Easton, 
I^ss. , under date of September 5, 1916, as follows:- 

"Unole David Crockett weighed about 92 lbs, at his best 
"and when the first elephant was exhibited in Hampden the shcw- 
"man asked for eight of the heaviest men in the crowd to come 

"and get on his back and Uncle David vv-as the first man in the 

"ring. It is too bad that you cannot work in Uncle Sam*s in- 

"imJLtable nasal drawl when he said to Aunt Hetty:- "Dear, you, 
"Hitty, hain't you got some apple sass or sumpthin-- tliis bread 
"is so dry" If the characteristics, good, bad, and indiffer- 

"ent, of these old-timers could be printed, it would make in- 
" teres ting reading. 

"Tliere v/as Cap'n Allard Crockett who sailed West Indiamen 
for Treat & Company of the "Mink Hole* -(as Frankfort was once 
"called). He was so daring and reckless that the Treats would 
"never allow him to go to sea with a mate of his ovi-n choosing. 
"As far as he was concerned, when a sail mvhs once set it never 
"came off until the v/ind took it or he reached port. It is 
"told that he was once vrrecked on the Ikine Coast in a terribly 
"cold northeaster, reached shore wet, and found refuge in a 
'barn. When he was found in the morning Ms clothing was 
frozen stiff. The owner of the barn thawed him out but he was 
"delirious and renained in his delirium several days. When 
"he came to Ms senses he was asked how he felt and answered:- 
" 'I feel like I want a good smoke". 

"I remember when the Grant boys of the 'IJarsh' tried to 
"frighten Mm on a dark night— I do not know just how they 
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In his letter, Will goes on to say that he was just then 
feeling that he Inherited some of the Crockett nerve as he had 
recently been selected by hAs co-v/orkers in the machine-shop of 
the Ames Shovel 8c Tool Company, Where he is a tool-iaaker, to 
present a demand to the icanagement for a reduction in the time 
of their working day from ten to nine hours and h^d "gotten 

Si-way with it" to the extent cf securing a compromise of nine 

and a Imlf hours. He states that since the two older members 
of the Ames family died their children had left the management 
cf the company to others sc that he had never met any of the 
present owners, but that as the nine-hour demand was beyond the 
pov/ers of the Superintendent it had to go "higher up"» and that, 
as the members of the Ames family have the reputation of pos- 
sessing fiery and ungovernable tempers, the other men thought, 
when he was called to the office for a conference, that he wouM 
"come away maimed and bea,ten and with a can tied to my tail", 
so that some of the best of them offered to go with him as a 
body-guard. Will says that "It was a ticklish job to undertake" 
but"I went alone, — put up the best argument for nine hours thiat 
I was ca.pable of, and came away with a comprcmise of one half 
hour", but that now "the men are blaming me for not getting 
the full hour". He also adds .that "Instead cf getting in bad, 
it is told tliat Hobart Ames, the President, said that the men 
couldn't get a better man to handle their case." 

Will's reference to the occasion "v/hen the Grant boys of 
the 'Ifersh* tried to frighten him" has to do with an episode 
which took place at the time tna.t Allard Crockett -{he was Sam- 
uel Crockett's son)- was living in the large two-story house 
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Stream en the right- liand side, going north. Like most of 

the men of the vicinity, Allard Crockett was accustomed to 
spend at least a part of eiarery evening at the store at the 
Marsh Village. Thinking to frighten him and expecting to en- 
joy the consequent joke, some of the young men in the neightor- 
l^od including at least one named Grant, held him up at the 
point of pistols as he was going heme from the store one dark 
night, demanding has "money or. his lif ei " When Crockett met 
their demand v;ith immediate action in an effort to hand them 
the sort of medicine th^t he no doutt was in the hatit of pass- 
ing to mutinous sailors, in a day when no sliip- master could do 
much "pussy- fee ting" and retain control of his own quarter- decli, 

at the same time launching the inquiry, delivered in Ms 

EXist stentorian and nasal tones:-- "How dare you stop an honest 
man on tlne_ highwa y?", they turned tail and fled. But the joke/ 

seems to have teen too good to keep to themselves even if if 

hadn't turned out as they had expected. 

The large two- story house a'bove referred to as the one- 
time residence of Allard Crockett had been Touilt by Elisha 
Grant, one of the leading men of Prospect, and at the time of 
its erection and after was locally referred to as "The lansion? 
it having iDeen superior to any other dwelling in the vicinity. 
It Y/as here that Grant had reared his family and that he imd 
lived v/hen and after he married the \';ldow of James Heagan and 
Abijah Eeed-(See Page 8 of Heagan Family ITotes), my great- 
grandmother. Speaking of Elisha Grant wMle we were at the 
dinner- table today. Mother laughingly said that he was the 
f3,rst man in Prospect to ov/n a chaise--- that it was the first 
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GranT*s lead ty purcliasing one for Irdmself. When I asked Moth- 
er if she thought thsy reserobled Doctor Holmes's, she replied:- 
"Yes, I think they all three went to pieces en the saiT;e dayJ " 

Mentioning Seavey's cMise led Mother to tell us of a par- 
ty which EToen Seavey*s family gave t^ut to whAch they did not 
invite any of the people of the imraediate neighlD-orhcod, to whom 
it seerns they considered themselves superior. Great prepara- 
tions had been r.ia.de for the a,ffair and the more influential and 
proininent people of all the surrounding towns were the invited 

guests. The evening of the grea.t event arrived and passed 

"but no guests appearedl The Seaveys didn't learn until after- 
ward that several young men of the vicinity had appointed theii>- 
selves a reception committee, the different m.embers of v/hich had 
"been stationed on the various roads leading to the Seavey home 
for the purpose of turning "back the expected guests with the 
information th^t some mem'ber of the Seavey faraily ha,d 'become 
violently ill a,nd that the party load been called off in conse- 
quence. Mother rem.emhers that Simon Littlefield had the as- 
signment covering the road leading up from the Turner School- 
house, while Freeman Pa.rtridge guarded the approach from the 
north, another mem'ber being delegated to hold the fort on the 
road leading past Yred Ellis's and her father's house. 

Returning to Elisha Grant and his "mansions-"-- Mother says 
that, in her girl-hood, the days on v.rhich Elisha Grant and his 
wife came to Grandfather Crockett's to spend the day with Mrs. 
Grant's daughter -(Mother's mother)- were Events , vrltli a capi- 
tal E. In the first place, there was the wonderful chaisej 
When to this evidence of wealth were added the expensive Panama 
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silk dress and geld "beads of lier grandmother Heagan-Reed- Grant, 
the sum total of magnificence v/as one calculated to impress the 
youngsters of a generation the members of ■';Fhich did not presume 
to declare tlT£-t "I. ^vant w>,at !_ ggjvfc r/hen I vant it l " 

So much for some of the past and present inhabitants along 
the road "between Spcut Hill and Prospect larsh Village?* Down 

in the valley to the east, and "between the larsh "Village and 

•--  "but further down 

Bls.nket Lane, is the lifersh River along wliich there used to "be 

wharves to which Pa,ther*s father -(and later, Father himself, 

to a lesser extent)- used to haul tan- "bark and cord- wood with 

oxen often after a full day's work and the chores had already 

"been done. Father has often told me in the past how , after 

the ordinary la'bors of a farmer and lum'berraan's d.ay had "been 

finished, his father would jAoke up his oxen, thjrow on a load 

of v^ood or "bark, and take it to Prospect liirsh, returning home 

in the wee, sma' hours of the morning after which there was 

"nothing to do until tomorrow!", which v/e may "be sure was not 

later th^n five o'clock. But Grandfather Rneeland died at 54i 

Lester C. Dow now conducts a store at the lfe.rsh Village, 
near the spot v^here John Li"b"by so long did business in the 

store in which he had succeeded Jeremiah Grant who ^ft-as its 

proprietor and m.oving spirit as long ago as Mother can rem.ember. 

Just "below the "Four Corners" at the llilarsh Village is the 
old Prospect I/fersh Cemetery, lying on the western side of the 
Bangor-Stockton Springs road and sloping toward the East, so 
that standing in it one locks across the valley to Blanket Lane 
and the stone house built and occupied "by Park Watts -(grand- 
father of the wife of Ira Cobe of "Hillside Farm", ITorthport)- 
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Mother was a young girl "but moved to Sandypoint more (?) than 

fifty years age. 

There have been additions to the old cemetery both to the 

north and south 'but, entering by v/hat is now the nain, entrance 

(although Mother says it used to be one block of graves further 

to the north) and passing straight up the hill-side, the lot 

where Ibther's fathei" and mother, and brothers Leander, Daniel, 

3rd. 

Jv, , James H. , and Adelbert, lie buried, is on the right- hiand 

side of the drive- wa.y and the third or fourth do^^Ti the liill- 
side from the western edge of the cemeterj''. When you have 
passed over to the next drive-\7ay to the rig>it -(which used to 
lead from the nmin entrance)- they lie in t?ie order named. Both 
Uncle James and Uncle Adelbert Y<rere Ifesons. I confirmed the 
dates of birth and death of all of them, as given in the Crock- 
ett Family Genealogical Hotes, from the tombstones. Tliis lot 
is full. 

In the let adjoining Grandfather Crockett's to the west 
and next to what used to be the drive-way from the main en- 
trance is the grave of William Colcord, the first I'rusband of 
Uncle Nelson Staples 's m.other. His tombstone (which bears an 
anchor device) str.tes tliat he was "Drowned April 1st, 1820, 
aged 32 years, 9 m_os. , and 10 days." Next to him, to the soul^i 
in this lot lies H'crma.n D. Staples, whose stone states ths.t he 
died on January 26, 1882, aged 29 years, 8 m.os. , and 24 days. 
Eext to Herman are buried Uncle He Is on and Aunt Lucy Staples, 
their graves as yet unmarked save for a small American Flag 
which v/as evidentlj^ placed on Uncle Helson's grave last Decora- 
tion Day. 

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entrance, to the extreme ;vestern side cf the cenetery,and on the 
right- h^nd side in what apparently used to he the extreme nortlv 
■west corner of the yard, one finds himself standing Toefore the 
tombstones over the graves of my Great- grandfather , Daniel 

Crockett, and his wife, Anna (Trundy) Crockett See first 

pages of Crockett i'amily Genealogical ITctes. The inscription 
on his tombstone states that he "Died December 6th, 1869, aged 

94 years, 4 months, and 20 days" Tlierefore he Yra,s born on 

July 16, 1775,'' five months and fourteen days after the day 

on wliich my Great,- grandfather Edward Knee land (cf Cape Jellison) 
was born in Boston. Besides the above the inscription con- 

sists sim.pl3' of the name "Daniel Crockett" above and the words 
"Rest in Peace" below. ,, rtafi^ &-^- ' 

Beside Greajt- grandfather Crockett sleeps hiis first 7,lfe-- 
Anna Trundy of IVankfort. Besides the name "Anna, wife of 
Daniel Crockett", the inscription reads:- "Died December 23rd, 
1821, aged 41 years", 7 months, and threedays. Erected by her 
daughter, Ann French." Therefore she was born on lay 20, 1780. 

Only these two appear to have been buried in this lot there 

are only the two tombs tonesi 

Down the hillside a short distance I found the graves of 
Thomas Bretherick -(Aunt l/Ia.rj'- Br etherick- Matthews- Gray's first 
husband)- and of Tcmm.y ¥. Bretherick. fe It seemed h^,rd to 
realize tliat here lay the "Toirrmy Bretherick" of whom. I liad 
heard Aunt I/fery fetthews speak v/hen I was a boy and whose mern- 
cry even, to the present generation, se3m_s almost legendary. 
Thomas Bretherick died Iferch 27, 1857, aged 24 years, 4 months, 
and 16 days. Tommy W. Bretherick died April 24, 1364, aged 

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In ffie same let aiid a little to tlae scuth are the graves ^ 
of Uncle Amos and Aunt Idary lattlieY/s* three children, Euth G. , 
Frank H. , and Uellie K. -(the stone gives the last name as 
"Uellie" and not "Helen", which I liad thought v/e.s "Gj^U" cor- 
rect name). As nearl;^ as I could make out the figures, etc., 
on their ccnbined and moss-gro\'i'n stone, the inscriptions were 
as follows:- 

Euth G. Ifetthe'A's, Bied Dec. 27, 1866, aged 10 nios. 

Prank H. T&tthews, Died Jan. 12, 1857, aged 2 3/rs.,ll rncs% 

A els 
ITellie K. Ilatthews, Died May 24, 1878, aged 7 jrrs«,10 nos., 

.. - /12 ds. 

Uncle Amos is l)uried in Leadville, Colorado, and Aunt lfe.ry- in 

Belfa,st, Lfeine. 

A little "below is the family lot of the San'borns v/ith its 
monolith, which Virgil Eaten, Editor of the Bangor Daily Uews, 
-{who v/as "bcrn and reared near Bowden*s Point in Prospect)- 
said in an issue of that paper earlj' in the present year, was 
nade from the iDlock of granite "by whdch True San^born v/a-s killed 

on Mosquito Mountain Soc Hcagan Pamal;- Genealogical Notes. 

In the article referred to. Eaten speaks cf Tr^ie Santcrn a,s "a 
fine and rna.nlj'- gentleman, riiuch Toeloved by those v/ho knew him" 
a,nd says that ataExa^^iitssaaitxa^xkisiJ^daaiii "There was much genuine 
mourning in the community over the death of this good citizen, 
who left a widow, several charming da,ughters, and one son who 
is said to "be the ccunterpa,rt of his father." 

Tliis son was the present Henry True Sanborn of Bangor, 
Agent of the Eastern S.S. Company Lines, to v/hom reference is 
nade in the Heagan Pamdly Genealogical Notes. Quoting Eaton 
in the article above referred to, he married Almeda Grant of 
Prospect, "the daugl-ter of an old tim.e Dem;ccratic politician. 



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aiY V'Y'GE TO SPOUT HILL 

who "became a Repu'blican at the oufbreak of the Civil War" and 
who (again speaking of Miss Grant) "v.'as among the first to ov/n 
and learn hov.' to play the piano in Waldo coiintj'- Her fine sing- 
ing and playing a.t Good Templars meetings, lodges, chujrches and 
school commencements, reiinains a fond memory in man3- eld resi- 
dents of la.ine todaj?-. " 

Tliis Almeda Grant, the v/ife of Henrj^ True SanToorn of Ban- 
gor, vre.s a grand- daughter of Elisha Gra.nt referred to in the 

preceding pages the daughter of his son Timothy See Ees.gan 

T^mily ITotes. Mother used to kno\-' her as a girl -(she was four 
cr five yea,rs older th^.n Mother)- and has often heard her pla.y 

and sing when they "both were miem"bers of the Good Templars "but 

of different lodges and at other gatherings. She v/as the 

music- teacher referred to on page 60 of the preceding collec- 
tion of songs. 

Besides the ahcve, Eaton's article fromi which the above 
quotations are made, after mentioning the fact that True San- 
"born's \iddow -(Mother's Aunt Sarah (Heagan) San^born — See Heagan 
Family Hctes)- la.ter married a nmn named Futter, deals chdefly 
with the romjince "between True San"born's eldest daughter, to 
whom he refers as the "'beautiful Miss Sarah San"born** and Gener- 
al Cyrus Hamlin of Bangor, son of the then Vice-President 
Hanni"bal Hamlin, -(during Lincoln's first administration)-, the 
culmination of which was their marriage a.nd his taking her to 
Ms post of duty at Few Orleans. Eaton says that they both 
died of yellow fever during an epidemic in Hew Orleans. But 

Mother says he is mistaken in this that Hamlin was the cnlj-- 

one of themx who died of yellow fever. Mother says that Mrs. 
Hamlin died as the result of a dose of m.orphine administered to 



MY V*Y*GE TO SPOUT HILL 

liar ty a physician after a horse-'back ride which she should 

never have taken and that, General Hamlin "brought, her reiiiains 

home for "burial %x\ a, metallic casket- — Her tombstone in the 

5an"born Family Lo.t in the Prospect Marsh Cemetery "foears the 

follovang inscriptioQ;,- "Sa,rah San"bprn, v/ife of, C^^-rus Hamlin, 

Died July 12, 1863, aged 22 years, 1 .month, and 12 da3rs.'' 

Ifcther saj-s that after loringing the rei^minc of his v/ife 

hor.-e -^^i" "'■-•'rial Genera.1 Hamlin returned to Ms post at ir9'.7 Or- 

'.."':: :.! three ' ' " ' ., ' ;^' ""' '• 
leans, tha^t sometlTing.over a: yearslater he v/as to have married 

his deceased \-ife*s sister He Hie, "but that, the daj'- "before he 
was to have started K"orth for the purpose, he "became ill of 
yellovv' fever and .died Mother remem"bers halving seen his funer- 
al procession from a.cross the PenolDscot River as it v/as on its 
Yiay to M:^unt Hope Cemetery a'bove Bangcr-'-Siie was visiting her 
sister Sarah in Brev;er at the time and tMnks it was in Octc"ber 

She is sure that it was in the 1^,11 of 1866. His intended 

second '-vf.fe, H'ellie Sa.n'born - (hor real name wa.s Ellen)- ■".t.s the 
first mourner. In telling. me a"bout her, Mother remarked that, 
upon, his m-other's death, Cyrus Hamlin had given to Nellie San- 

"born It's* Ha.nni"bal H?mlin's piano considered s_ome present in 

those daysl ITellie San"born later married a sea-captain of 

¥interport Captain Thomas. 

Ti'lO clipping from, the Bangor Daily Hews containing t?:e 
article from which I "'-.ave quoted passages in the preceding pag- 
es is headed " EOMITCE--TE^ G-EDY 0? C"YRUS AED SARAH- -- A T-^le of 
Peno"bscot Siv er Life Mer e Than Fifty Years Ago ." It consists of 
about three-quarters of a column, the heading "being d.ovm in the 
"body of the page. Ifother did not note the date on it "but 
thinks she cut it out a"bout six months ago. Eaton closes it 



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m V*Y'GE TO SPGITT HILL 

with the follomng paragraph: - 

"Of all th^.t ga.Tr old crowd of uniformed soldiers, shiprras- 
"ters and gallants, who rode from Bangor to the shadow of S/fos- 
"quito m.ountain for f'^e purpose of paj-dng their respects to Mrs 
"ITiitter and the Sanborn girls, fev/ are living toda3'-. Some 
"have left their hones on hattle fields at the South; more sur- 
"vive to draw pensions at the North; their children ha,ve riiarried 
"and raised chaldren of their own; the grass in scores of cem- 
"eteries springs greenly from the sad hdllside, for Lincoln has 
"heen succeeded hy Johnson, and he by Grant, Cleveland, Roose- 
"velt and Wilson, and the prices of living and clothing have 
"m.ore than quadrupled since those old Democratic d.3,ys when 'Cy* 
"Hamlin drove to Pran!:fcrt for the sake of paying successful 
"court to beautiful Mss Sarah Sanborn. " 

Virgil Eaton was the son of Guilford Eaton of Prospect and 
Efe.rriet Sogers of Brewer. He was born in 1849 or 50. l/tother 
used to laiow hJ.m as a girl. Her sister Clara went to school 
with him in 1866 in the old schoolhouse which stood, on or near 
the site of the present one near Prospect Iife,rsh Cemetery, Nettie 
Stubbs cf Bucksport having been the teacher, fether says he 
v/as six feet tall even then. Pather first became acquainted 
v/ith h-ira when he went to the State Legislature as a Representa- 
tive for the first time in 1896, Eaton h-aving hunted hj.mi up 
whJ-le he was In Bsrajtiat Augusta in the interests of his paper. 
Eaton graduated from Boston University and vra.s latter for nine 
j-ears connected v/ith the Boston "Globe". Father and Mother 
had the idea tha.t he accompanied General Grant en his tour 
around the v^orld after the expiration of his second term as 
President, as the "Globe's" representative, but inquiries which 



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My V'Y'GE TO SPOUT HILL 

they liave made seem to sliow tMt this was not correct. He 
became connected with the Banp-or Daily Hev^s about tv/ent3'--six 
years ago hut retired about three years since, although he 
still writes specia,! articles for that paper. 

General Cyrus Ramlin, referred to in Eaton's article, is 
the officer who, when the "Secesh" or "Copperhead" element of 
Prospect, during the opposition to the di^aft in 1862, threaten- 
ed to mob him if he dared to appear on the day set for the 
drafting to take place, called their bluff by donning his full 
uniform as?^ a Brigadier-G-eneral, strapping a few revolvers 
around his" waist and , with his sword swinging free, circi.ila.t- 
ing somewhat ostentatiously'' in their midst. Tradition says 
ths-t those who had thjreatened him gave him a very wide berth on 
tha.t da3;- that they sneaked off like v/hipped curs. 

It wa.s upon thj.s occasion tha.t the Selectmen of Prospect, 
called upon by the Governor of the State for a certain number 
of men and volunteers not being forth- coming, prepared to se- 
cure the necessary quota by drafting them. The proceeding 
was tc take place in the schoolhouse at Prospect Ifersh Village. 
The selectm^en were Lincoln Clifford, (who lived up over the 
hill from the old Kneeland farm) , Isaac Smith, and, Hs-rrison 
Ginn, Clifford being the hea-d of the Board or Pirst Selectman. 
Tlie plan was tc place slips of paper bearing the names of all 
the men in to>ivn eligible for military service in a liat and then 
draw therefrom a number of slips corresponding tc that of the 
men called for by the Governor. Tlie tl-iree Selectmen v/ere be- 
hind a long desk to get behind ^vhich it was necessary tc pass 
through aisles around its ends, or at least, that -^vas the ordi- 
nary procedure. Clifford held up the hat for Ginn to begin 



274 

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dx-'awing uliQ fateful "ballots, ^s lie 'did so tha crowd imd© $, 
rush, for them through the aisles. Both Sndth and Oinn iimd© a 
precipitate retreat out over the top of the desk. Clifford, 
the only Democrat on the Board and knovm as a "Copperhead", 
stood his ground and, doulDllng up a J5air of fists Ilk© a ooupl© 
of i-iams, swore he v/ould kill the first man that earn© witMn 
reach. Mat with tMs show of determination the crowd paused 4: 
to consider and, like all Zcesitants, were lost. Ti3 result of 
the parley which followed was that Clifford said he vrauld tel- 
egraph the Governor asking him to give the town another v/eek in 
wliich to raise the necessary number of men l^ut that, even if 
the extension were granted, if the contingent required load not 
Toeen provided at its expiration, he would certainly raise the 
quota which had }:>een called for by drafting; them. The upshot 
of the matter was that the Governor granted a week's extension 
and hefore it had expjired the town had voted to pay a bounty 
cf $125.00 each to volunteers, the requisite number of wMch 
coming forward the necessity for drafting had ceased to exist, 
later in the war bounties of as high as $500.00 were paid. 

It was in one of the melees which served as a side-show 
to thJ.s attempted draft trat "old" Andrew Grant -{whose" son 
Andrev/ married Aunt Ruth Crockett Grant and who Mother thinks 
was a brother cf llisha Grant-- though she 'is not sure of it)- 
had his sMrt torn cff from him. Wlien Ms son Jeremiah -(not 
Elisha.»s son Jeremiah, who conducted the store at the Marsh 
Village the two Jeremiahs were probably cousins)- expostula- 
ted -71 th him, saying:- "Father, you had better leave thJ.s af- " 
fair to 3^ounger m.en, " the old man -(he was seventy-five)-re- 
plied "Just twenty- one today", and in Jroof of the statement' 



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my: v*y«ge to spout hill 

leaped into the air and cracked his heels together three times. 

Willie the events aocve descri^bed as attendant upon the 
proposed draft were taking place, General Hamlin, although pres- 
ent and swaggering around thjrcugh the crowd, had ta,ken no pa,rt 

in them So far, it was a town affair in whilch he had no 

authority. As I 'jvrite this it occurs to me thjat as far as ap- 
pearance was concerned, Lincoln Clifford had some of the cMrao 

teristics of "Old A^be" He certainly wasn* t beautiful to look 

ati The above description of the a,ffair h^s "been given me by 
Father. He was there- --"had gone over to see the fun.'", as he 

expresses it. It really had nothing to do vath him: He ^^'as 

a resident of another to'^im* 

It was the same Andrew Grant, an arrant "Copperhead^-y (as 
the Northern sym.pathj.zers mth the Secession m.ovement and 
Southern cause were called)- who at a later stage of the Civil 
War a t tem.pt ed,ic!JCK3L!s;xia at the close of an exhibition in the 
Turner Schoolhouse, to recite a poemi he had com.posed beginnings- 

"Lincoln's government's tumbling downi 

Glory. Hallelujahi 
Jefferson Davis's gaining p:roundi 

Gloryl Hs.llelu.7ahJ"' 

and when the avidience wouldn't stand for its delivery in the 
building returned to the charge by set trying to launch it at 
the crowd while standing in has pung. Uncle Milton load taken 
"The Pour Center Girls" -(Mother, her sister Clara, Ella Peas- 
lee, and Luella Wliitehouse)- to the show -- likewise in a heavy 
pung and when "old Andrew" again began to pour forth the tor- 
rent of his eloquence Uncle Milton, who h.adn't enlisted in the 
Union Army because of his Southern sympathies, bore down on him 
with the warning;-"Get out of the way, you old —-.'", 



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at the same time taking good care to violently collide v/ith 
Mm thereby sending Mm. sprawling over his dasKboard. and ef- 
fectually shutting him, up for that nighti 

Hearing such occurrences described afterward and apprecia- 
ting the spirit in which the Morth as a whole undertook and con- 
tinued the task of putting down the RelDellion, one wonders thj>,t 

such m.en ei^er lived tc see the end of the v/ar thjat they were 

not lynched by their indignant townsmeni 

Because of what I have said ahout the Sanhorns I a.m going 

ir 
to insert here the dates on some of the tombstones, as follows* 

True Sanborn, Died April 27, 1850, aged 38 years. 

Henrv T.. Sanborn, Died Jan. 21, 1841, aged 2 yrs. ,3 inps., 

/ll ds 
Sarah Sanborn, wife of Gj'rus Ha.m.lin, Died July 12, 1063, 

aged 22 T'rs.,1 mo., 12 ds 
Debber Sanborn, wife of Henry K. WtAte, Died Feb. 17,1883, 

aged 33 inrs* , 14 days. 
Hettie L. , daughter of True and Sarah Sanborn, Died Oct. 30, 

1884, aged 37 3'rs.,18ds. 



As I '.ras c-r-^'~^ '•-'- -^'-ese c^^tes Bert's ca.r, v.af^T '^lm.self, 
Father, Kit, Annie s,nd Viola aboard, had drawn up at the main 
gate of the cemetery and a deputation therefrom l-jxd. found me 
seated among the old gra.ves, industriously scribbling these 
notes. Ys/Tiile Father, Bert and Kit viewed the graves of Great- 
grandfather and Grandfather Crockett, Uncle ITelson, and their 
families, I made a last genera.l cruise around the cemetery and 
in doing so, .jotted dc-ra the following:- 

Tl-ioims Heagan, Died ISTov. 11, 1331, aged 65 years. 

Sally, his vn.fe. Died Sept. 25, 1849, aged SI jeaTs. 

Johjn, Heagan, Died Feb. 1, 1870, aged 70 j^ears. 

Betsey, his wife. Died Aug. 4, 1S57, aged 95 years. 

Samuel Crockett, Born Jan. 28, 1801. Aced 79 vrs.,9 mos., 

72 ds. 



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MY V'Y'GE TO SPOUT HILL 

This last was the grave of Grandfather Crockett's elder 
brother, Sainuel, the eldest son of the Daniel Crockett who had 
coine to Spout Hill from Cape Hozier in the early days of the 
19th century and who, with his first ^.dfe and at least four of 
his sons -(Samuel, Daniel, Jonathan and George)- sleeps in this 
same cemetery. His eldest daughter, Ann French, who, according 
to the stone, erected the tombstone over the grave of his first 
■wife -(and probably later the one over his ov/n)- sleeps in 
ilbunt Hope Cemetery, Bangor, beside her first husband. Captain 
Jeremiah French, a well-to-do sMpmaster of Eangor mth whom 

she visited all parts of the world souvenirs of whJ.ch travels 

constituted a Is.rge portion of the contents of her fine house 
on lower Lain Street in Bangor, where Ilother rem.embers to h^.ve 
called on one occasion with her sisters, Huth and Sarah, when, 
as a girl of sixteen, she was visiting her sister Saraji -(Uncle 
•^ill" Gray's first v/ife)- across the river in Brewer. Ifcther 
says th^t at that time the curios referred to, together with 
the fine furnishdngs and table- service {T:&.ny a* pieces of which 
were of silver) with which the house was filled, impressed her 
as the acme of :nunificence. It appears th?.t the thjree daugh- 

ters, Ann, I^iary, and Iviarth^a, the wives of Cantains Jeremiah 

Piarco of Orrrngton 
French, David Pierce, and William^and diehard Warren respec- 
tively, were the most prosperous m^enoers of Great- grandfather 
Crockett's family, but Liither says th^t her Aunts i^-ry and 2/iar- 
thia remained on the more friendly terms with their brothers, 
never ceasing their visits to them and their families. ii>therfe 
Aunt Yary Pierce has visited her here, since we have been liv- 
ing on "The Pinnacle". Besides I^.rcus Pierce, the form.er cap- 
tain of the Boston and Bangor line steamers, lather's Aunt 



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MY V'Y'GE TO 5P0IJT HILL 

Mary Pierce >iad nine children, their names, as 1/Iother re-menibers 
them, being as follows:- Helen, Amie, Belle, Alice, Ella, 
Willis, i/fercus, Warren, French and Albert thsy are not sup- 
posed to be in proper order. So far as Mother knouts, Helen, 
Belle, Alice, Warren, French and Albert are still living, but 
she lost all *rack of them many years ago. Practically the 
same condition applies to l/fother's Aunt Ma-rtha. Yferren's chil- 
dren; Ljcther teo^vs that she had two, Vs/'illiam and I'linnie, bj-- 
Richard Warren, her second husband, -(there were none by the 
first) -and so far as she knows they are still living at Deer 
Isle, that home of sturdy sea-farers from which have come the 
crews of so many successful defenders - (so_ far they have never 

been unsuccessful)- of the "America's" cup challenged for and 

won by the schooner yacht "Am.erica" in a race around the Isle 
of Wight, England, on August 22, 1851, and regarding whose per- 
formance an attendant v/as reported to have informed Qvieen Vic- 
toria, when she sought consolation in defeat b^;" inquiring \7hat 
boat W3.S second:- " There Is no second i " lufe-ny of us h^.ve seen 
the old "America", a^fterv/^ard the property of Ben Butler cf Tlie 
Silver Spoons and- liis son Paul, swinging at her mccrin.p-s at 
Chelsea Brudge in the Liystic river without even knowning what 
craft she wa,s. iiother's Aunt ife.ry Pierce is buried at Ha.mpden , 
to which place the famil^r moved from Brewer many years ago, and 
her Aunt Liarth^. Warren at Deer Isle. 

So tlmt the information which it contains will "stay put" 
I am going to copy here a clipping which Fibther has regarding 
the death, etc., of her Aunt Ann French v/ho, when she had be- 
come a very eld lady, married a ^/oung physician (?) named Dr. 
Herbert C. Penney, formerly of Amh.erst, T,:3ine. L'cther did not 
***lol See under sannieB. (Warren) Littlefieldl 



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The police oi(» Columbus avenue were 
aided in tlieir *foits to keep the crowd 
back by Pro^sor H. C. Penny. The 
professor weighs 407 pounds. He was 
attired in a frock coat and silk hat. tiis 
coat was decorated with ten different 
YD badges .-yid he was holding a cigar 
12 inches Ion// in his mouth. He lives at 
22 Cazenovdf btieet, F.oMon. and i- a 
member of fhe Fat Men's Club 




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DHLIGIITRD PARADE SPECTATOR OX COLUMBUS AVENUE 
Herbert C. Penny, who weighs 470 pounds, saw the. parade from the Colum- 
bus avenue bridge and he kept the crowd in good humor by apparently 
smoking a cigar as large, comparatively, as himself. 



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L-S V'Y'GJL -lc rJPOltT HILL 

note f^e date r--- ■*■'— ~ ^t'^.^^.,,^^ „„^. j.-^^^, rines slie remember for 
certain the nam.e of the paper from which it was taken, "but in- 
asmuch as the article loears a Lewiston date and the paper con- 
■i-on nf5 "o-n 'N-(^'! o-^ ? ■-•-.-.-.r'^ n^i-^ :;;e. , "erclis-nt, I o-ssum^e fiat it 
was from the "Kennebec jcairnal" of Augusta, Lie., which LLother 
sajrs she had for awhile^at alsout that time. As for the date, 
from a reference to IlcKinley contained in an article on the 
reverse side of the clipping I assume it to have "been either a 
short time prior or sutisequent to the Presidential Election of 
1896 ^ therefore (pro'ba'bly) the issue of January 1st, 1897, al- 
though it may have laeen a year earlier or later. As I am go- 
ing to copy the full article I will not put it in quotation 
marks-- the quotation marks used will he as they appear in the 
paper, v/here r;:. -.nn ('-rockett) :.rench- Penney herself is quot- 
ed. The article is as follows :- 

Iva-1S. PE HllEY DEAD 
DELUSE C? LxuS. CP.OCKETT-FREIIGH-PEIII^Y AT LE\yiST0I7 
AGTIOI^TS OE DECEASED VA^m S TIERED fJP IvAIKS AT VARIOUS TIIvISS 



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Loaves an Estate Valued at li early ^,^20,000 
Story of a Strange Life 

Lewiston, Deo. 31. --Irs. Crockett- Erench-Penney, the aged 
wife of Dr. H. C. Penney of Lewiston, formerly of Bangor and 
Amherst, died at 5 o'clock, Thursday morning, after a six weeks 
illness of pneumonia. Her death "brings to a climax a miost in- 
teresting roma.nce, which has "been enacted in I.kine during the 
last 12 or 14 years. 

She was 96 years old and her husband is about 4@. 8he has 
been in Lewiston at her roomjs on Sabatis street for 10 weeks. 



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IvIY V*Y' GE T O SPOUT HILL 

and lie has passed his time there and at his rooms on Bates 
street, or his derrna, to legist rooins in Pillstury's block. Hot 
long ago the writer called at her home and listened to her sto- 
ry, from her own lips. In her younger days r.rs. Anna Crockett- 
French- Penney was a noted medium, and no meeting of Tlaine or 
Fassachusetts spiritualists was deem.ed complete v/ithout her 
presence. She has evidently Relieved in her gift, for she has 
never used it for the getting of money, or for the detrim.ent of 
others. You should have seen her when she was in communication 
with the spirits of the other world. Those who might have 
"been her children are long since dead, they who could h-ave "been 
her grandchildren are gray- headed old people. 

I'Tien we rang the doer- "bell at Li's. Penney* s home he came 
to the door and invited us in. It was a la.rge, pleasant room 
on the second floor, and a merry fire cracked in the fireplace 
in the corner. Before thds was drawn up a, large, comfortable 
cha,ir in the lap of which sat an old lady, the wrinkles of 
nearly an hundred years ruffling what was once an extremely 
good looking and prepossessing face, and a heavy head of white 
hair falling upon her shoulders. Her hands were toying with 
some "bead stuff which she h^d been working, and her keen eyes 
v/ere gazing absently into the fire. The room was her sleeping 
room but v/as comfortablj'- 8.nd even luxurious Is' furnished. She 
turned her head when we approached and the doctor, taking her 
faded hand in his, said, gallantly: "Irs. Penney — thjis is the 
Journal reporter--my wife, llrs. Penney, sir." 

She did not rise but gave a steady and firm grasp of the 
hand. "I loave sent for you", she said, "because I wa.nt to teH 
the public the storj'- that they have heard from other lips than 



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raine and my husToand, and in a gar'bled condition." 

"I am of age," she said smiling, "and if I am satisfied 
with my husband, whose "business is it? 

"Eo one's." 

"Y/ell, they are continually trying to make it some one's 
affair than ours. He is my husloand and is capa"ble of taking 
care of m.e. 7 do not need a protector or guardian. ''Tien I 
married I was also one and twenty, at least, and T h^d a mind 
of my own. Tt was no "business of a gaMiling tO'Mi's folks to 
come "beating pans about m.y house. I did not marry Dr. Penney 
"because he was young and h^.ndscme or "because I was young and 
giddy-- thou.gh I am not old "by any means. I married him "because 
he was willing to protect me as long as I lived, and in return 
I gave him the assurance that when my days were numbered and I 
had done with what propertj'- I "had, he should h^ve it. I am 
not rolling in wealth, bu.t I have some property now which I 
shall give him. when the time comes. Since the first day that 
I met him he has been nothing else than kindness itself to me, 
and that is all that I want. I feared that there were those 
who might get m.e out of the way tha.t my property could be had, 
and for that reason I made this agreement with Dr. Penney tliat 
I might have a str6ng man to lean on in my old age. Ylhen I am 
old I shall need hdmi " and she la^ighed as young as s.nj 16- years- 
old schoolma'am. 

"How old are you, Ijrs. Penney?-?" 

""■ell, I have never told anyone, lly former husband used 
to say tha.t I was eighty, but I was younger than that. 

"l;"i>Len did you first meet Dr. Penney?" 

"'A'hen I first met Dr. Penney he came to my house selling 



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LZf Y'Y'GE TC SPCuT d^hh 

goods. It was Ms toilet preparations. I invited him in, and 
havinp; a friend who wanted some goods cf tha.t kind, I purchased 
some for her. "hat ^vas in 1892 and I wa.s living at Belfast on 
Spring street. I Toecame acquainted wdth Dr. Penne;'- from that 
time, as he seem^ed to he a "bright and business- lihe 3^oung m5.n, 

and to all appearances was honest as I have since found him 

to he. Cur acquaintance continued. Ily hushand liad "been dead 
ten years then, and I was rna.teriallj'- alcne in the world. I 
told h-im. my troubles and asked if there was any way that they 
could he helped. I said that I had h-ad trouble with my folks, 
and " was told that some one wanted to get possessidn of raj 
property'-, and I l^zie-^i^r that I v/a-s not insane,- all stories to the 
contrary . Me told me that he would do the best he could to 
assist me. So he did. 

"He was in the presence of some parties there and they 
said: 'vJonder if ^.rs. Trench fia.s found the silks that she 
lost?' and another said: 'T don't know — I have heard that some- 
one has been employed to help her find them.' lot long after 
that they were brdught back and placed on the doorstep in a 
basket. They had been taken from, my house. T was ill shortl3;' 
after this and was suffering from a bad cold. I thought that 
I was going to die. So I asked him to stay and get a nurse to 
take care of me and pay m^/ bills. 7 gave him ^ICC for hJ.s 
trouble and |100 for m.y expenses. I dreaded to be left alone 
in the house, as 1 had been interrupted for several nights be- 
fore ty some person who got into the rooms. I was taken care 
of by the nurse, and the doctor looked after things. Of course, 
after I got well, I felt grateful to Dr, Penney and wanted some- 
one to leave my property to and care for m.e while I live. I 



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I^'' V'Y'GE TO SPOTJT KILL 

proposed the agreement of marriage as th.e Toast p].an. I ha.ve 
never regretted it since. V7e were inarried b3'- a clerg;;nra.n of 
Selfast a."bOLit a month after the agreement. T7e lived at Belfast 
for som.e time, and then Dr. Penney and I went to his home in 
Amherst to live. " 

I'^rs. Penney left a vn.ll giving her remaining property un- 
conditionally to her husband and it is estimated that it 

would amount in all to about $14,000 in real estate and a few 
thousand in money. 

From the attitude of her family of late years, the Groclce'tt 
etts (of v:hom Dr. G. L. Crockett, late of Lewiston, was;/ a 
connection) , it is probable that her will Tjvill be contested upon 
the grounds tliat she wa.s insane when it was ma,de. 

She had been a great sufferer for a number of weeks, but 
for a week it had been kno^Am. thja.t she could not recover. She 
was in her right mind for the greater part of the time, and at 
times when she was the lowest, would rally at the sound of his 
voice. Her rems-ins mil be taken to Bangor for interm.ent on 
Friday, and Dr. Penney v/ill accompany them. She will probably 
be buried, Saturday. 

Dr. Penney is just now going tbrough insolvency. 



Thus ends this particular clipping. Another, which Lxsther 
evidentlv cut from the same paper a few years earlier and which, 
from the fact that an article on the reverse side contains the 
record of a debate in the National Plouse of representatives be- 
tween "Sockless Jerry" Simpson of Plansas and others and that 
another "^ash-ington despatch is dated February 29, showing it to 



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have "been leap-year, I judge to have "been the issue of (a'bcut) 
Llarch 2, 1892, in which, year llrs. Crockett- French- Penney says 
in her interview that she and Dr. Penney were n^a.rried, reads 
as fcllo^vs:- 

WHI'iZE CAPS 
ATTACK HOl'E OP HEP^EP.T PEIfflEY AT I3ELPAST 



And Ahuse Hirn for HavinR' Liarried a '.7oiTi3.n 84 JJears of Ap'e 



Belfast, T.^.rch l.--Iast night '.ITiite Gaps surrounded the 
house of Ann Prench, .the v/ealthj'- old lady, 84 years of age, wino 
was married to young Pler'bert Penney. 

They "broke the front door and ransacked the house "but 
found Penney hid in the haymow in the harn v/i.th tv/o revolvers. 

They disarmed Penney, kicked, pushed and pelted him with 
eggs for two hours. ^^ey notified hirn to leave term "before to- 
night or le tarred, feathered and rail ridden to the town line. 

Penney captured one of the ?/hlte Caps and locked him in a 
closet at the point of a pistol. 

Pev. P. T. :-Iack, the Oongregaticnalist -minister, who per- 
f crraed the marriage ceremony, says the room was darkened' and he 
■i^ns deceived. 

The darna.ge to the house is CSC'O. 

Penny is still here and seeks legal redress. 

People here claim, that the old ladj;- is demented. 

Among v-rs. Trench's idiosjTncrasies have heen that of col- 
lecting almanacs, of which she has hundreds, for years as far 
"back as 1780. ::er house in Bangor is a regular museum, of cu- 
riosities. 

She has Md a monum.ent erected at Pt. Hope Oemietery in 



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IvIY V' Y'GE TO SPOTTT H ILL 

Bangor, for herself, v/hen she should lie 'beside that of her 
late hus^band, 7.1 th the lettering and inscriptions, etc., the 
date of death alcne "being left to l>e filled in. 

Her monument is completely covered vrlth. "bead ^vork, which 
she made herself. 

Penny h^-s "been travelling about the co^mtry selling face 
powders and cutting women's Tsangs. 

He was a witness against Graves, the game- warden murderer, 
it will "be remembered. 



Thus ends the second clipping, lather has a third some- 
where describing Tv!rs. French-Penney's curios, etc., but she 
cannot find it at this writing. 

Itother knows little more about her Aunt Ann than is set 
forth above. She remembers seeing her onlj'- on two occasions — 
once in Bangor fifty-one years ago, and once when she and Fath- 
er met her on the bridge at Belfast after she had moved there 

from Bangor Mother didn't recognize her until after they had 

passed her then as she wondered who it was that looked so 

much like her father she rem.embered that Caroline Dolloff had 
told her of her amnt, Irs. Ann Prench, having moved to Belfast 
and of some of her peculiarities. Ifother says that she lived 
in Belfast only two or three years, that she understood that 
she lived on Bell street (not Spring as given in the interview) 
and that she was told th^t I/^s. "^rench had moved to Belfast in 
order to be near some Spiritualist friends. 

Captain and ;irs. Jeremiah Prench never had any children of 

their own but reared one girl Mother doesn't know whose chj.ld 

she was nor what became of her. It was said that Captain 



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French had intended tha.t his property should go to his own fain- 
ily-~the Frenches--af ter his \vidow h^d finished v/ith it, "but 
her marriage to "Penney seems to have upset thi.s plan. 

The "Ga"b"bling Town" mentioned in the first clip-r'ing is of 
course .Belfast. rTcther says that the "bead-work mentioned in 
the clippings and with which the second sa3''s that her monument 
is covered was one of I'rs, French's ho^bhies, that she had a pic- 
ture of Washington Crossing the De§.aware a.nd a fire-T:.card, 

among other things, ms.de entirely from it. P^eminds me of the 

l:ead-wcrk of the Indians as descri|)ed "by Prescott.' 

Although the second clipping says I'ars. French ws,s 84 years 
of age v/hen she married Penney the figures given in the first 

are the nearer correct She ^"as Great- grandfather (s eldest 

child and as her "brother Samuel was "born on Ta.nuarj'- 28, 1801, 
she must have "been "born as early as 1800, which v/ould have made 
her at least 92 at the time of her last marriage. Talk aljout 
a38nEa± F'ternal YouthJ She certainly justified her "being de- 
scended from that hardy race seme of whom Aunt auth Tised to 
say had to he killed off with sticks.' 

The inference arising from her marriage to Penney caused 
Captain :arciis "^ierce and Mother's Aunt !'.artha "arren -(or her 
family (?)-)- to endeavor to prevent Penney from o"btaining con- 
trol of her property, "but without success. Among other thJLngs 
and according to the papers of the time he obtained possession 
of some $6*000 in Bangor "banks and $20,000 in government "bonds. 
iSsther does not know whether or not her will was contested. The 
■Reverend 'R, T. Hack who was deceived [111] into performing the 
marriage ceremony "between Ivjrs. French and I3r. Penney is said to 
have visited in Belfast this summer. 



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Iff Y'Y'CrE TO SPOTTT HIIL 

While I Tiiay have heard of the alsove at the time I have no 

recollection of having done so until the present week during 

which Tlother's life has not "been a rosy cnei 

In passing, and while speaking of the Pierces A few days 

since, while looking over soine old papers, Mother came across 
a letter written to her many years ago Toy her cousin Warren 
Pierce - (lier Aunt lary's son and Captain :arcus l^ierce's "broth- 
er)- in which he said that of all his uncles and aunts he liked 
Us Uncle Daniel and Aunt -Jane test. He used to visit them 
often when A'other was a girl. Father and I other think it 
prohahle that the 'rank "^'ierce whom we know as a putser on the 
Boston and Pangor toats is a son of either "'ark" Pierce or one 
of his "brothers. 

I don't know any hetter place to make m-ention of the fact 
that Samuel Crockett -(Grandfather Crockett's elder "brother and 

other's 'Tncle)- whose ±ir^gyitB«g wife used to refer to and ad- 
dress him as "Sam Crockett" in order to distinguish him from 
her "brother, "Sam Bach", and whose life- long home (after he had 
reached manhood) T had passed on the way from -'pout -ill to the 
larsh Village, had "boarded with Father and Ijlbther at the old 
farm while he was superintending the "building of the "bridge and 
also (?) the dam at the present site of PIer"bert Black's saw- 
mill. I was about three months old at the time and remember 
him well. At any rate. Father's diary says under date of 
October 14, 1870:- "Samuel Crockett came here to board today." 
During this particular year it would be better to speak of it 
as "Libther's diary" as she kept it during 1869 and70. Under 
date of October 27, 1870, the diary says:- "Henry went to help 
Black raise his mill thJ.s afternoon." Father and I-Iother tell 



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MY V* Y' GE TO SPCI-TT_HlIjli 

me that the site on which lack's mill now stands i/vas formerly 
owned ty 'VUliam - ( "I'ncle Billy")- I-Iouston and that the waterfall 
at that place was known as "'ouston's ^alls. " Tiey think that 
the granite for the dam and the tridge was quarried from the 
slope just this side of ertert Slack's present home Tout on the 
western side of the road. It was the "l^ncle Billy" referred 
to alDOve v/ho, afterwards descri^binfe his own actions on a day 
which had "been cold enough to keep father away from his work in 
the woods, said that:- "I took off my coat, hung my vest upon 
a twig, and chopped very comfortably all da;/. " ^'llliam Houston 
was the father of ?red Houston, lYed's mother having "been Lydia 
Staples, a daughter of C'randmother . .nee land's sister, Jane 
?.endell, "by her first hustand. Staples, thus making lydia 

and her sister, Eetsey Staples, Grandmother Kneeland's nieces. 
After Staples 's death his widow married a man named Clifford 
and he also having died his widow, Jane (^.endell) Staples- 
Clifford "became the wife of James (?) Hield, who lived on the 
place occupied in my "boyhood "by the Innis family and for whom, 
-(or his father f'?)-)- the ?ield Settlement, later Imown as the 
P.oulstone District and now as the Icrtland District, was so- 
called. 

Tn looking over ^ather's -(or Mother's)- diary of 1870 
I find it hard to realize that the name "Henry Elmer" which I 
find written several times therein refers to myself. :^om the 
fact that it is also written "Elmer H. " T assume that T'other was 
undecided as to which way I should write it until the tragedy 
of the following year led to its teing changed to Prank Elmer. 

Of Grandfather Crockett's "brothers and sisters Mother's 
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I'lY V'Y'GE TO SP OUT H ILL 

ed her in her present home - fher ^Tncle David of "iZaiirpden used to 
come here with Grandfather Crockett when he came to Stockton) - 
t)ut her "ncle Samuel died in 188C, four years after we had mov- 
ed to "The Pinnacle". 

Prior to her ""ncle Samuel Crockett's death it had teen a 
family custom to give a "birthday party to him and his brothers 
Taniel and Jonathan, jointly, their "birthdays having been ~an- 
uary 28, 1801, January 28, 1803, and January 29, 1805, respec- 
tively, the parties having "been given at their several houses, 
in turn, '"hile I remember to have attended some of the parties 
given to Grandfather Crockett after his "brother Samuel's death 
I do not remember if his "brother "onath^n was present at any of 
them. The only references T find to these parties in Father's 
diaries are the three following:- 

"January 28, 1880. :'. P. Staples and family, Tary latthevBS 
and family, and "". ''■^. "neeland and family all assem"bled at r. 
Crockett's to commemorate his 77th hirthday. " 

"January 28, 1883. "^e all went to !-&y IJat thews to "birthday 
party — : ather Crockett 80 years old today. " 

"'anuary 28, 1886. We went to Ir. Crockett's in afternoon 
to "birthday party. Got home at 11:30. Had good time." 

Jonathan Crockett - ("randf ather 's "brother)- lived over in 
what used to "be called "the ITew York Settlement", the first 
house on the right "beyond Ira YlarA' b between the Clark Set- 
tlement and Zount "aldOi ?/hen his son IJenrj'- had grown to man- 
hood and married he "built himself a house a"bout half v/ay "be- 
tween Ira Ward's and his father's "but on the other side of the 
road, where he lived for many jrears. Henry's family is now 
gro-'nm up, hJ-s wife is dead, and he himself is living with a Tlr. 



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290 

I'lY V'Y'GE TO SPOUT HI LL 

'''arren in either :^ankfort cr -lonroe. ';Tis father- (•"ona than) - 
died between twent3'--five and thirty years ago and 'Aether thdnks 
Jonathan's second wife died shortly afterwards. As stated in 
the Crockett Painily "otes, -Joshua Crockett, a son of Sainuel 
Crockett, is still living in 'interport. 

So much for scne of the occupants of the old "Prospect 
larsh Cemetery, a final look around which, while "father v/a.s 
walking hack to the car, showed tha.t it afforded opportunity 
for much "browsing "by one interested in the old fa,im-lies of this 
section. "he trip to Bangor had heen a rather long one for 
Father so I had to defer hunting up Ilir. KillTran until a more 
convenient opportunity presented itself. "he counterpart of 
the cars which ha.ve made many nev/ records during the present 
season made short work of the road to Stockton Springs and 

Searsport and I was soon up under the eaves setting down for 

future reference such facts as I had gathered during my first 
"V'y'ge to "^pout Ilill". 



I started to write the above on September 10th, immediate- 
ly upon ray return from Spout Hill hut had to leave it to he 
finished (?) the next day. IText morning, Pather having been 
unable to see an oculist in Sangor on Sunday, lert decided to 
stop over lonn- enough to again take him up there for the pur- 
pose of seeing Dr. Clough, the eye specialist at State and 
Srown streets. He invited me to go along a^nd as I had not 
ridden over the river road in rr&.ny years T did so, completing 

a party of five rather. Kit, "icla, 3ert and myself. G-eorge 

5owen had gone to Bangor on the miOrning train for the purpose 
of seeing Dr. '"hitney about his eyes so we left word with Ber- 



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291 

!.g Y ^Y^ GE TO SPOTJT HILL 

tha to have his wife telephone hira that if he would meet us at 

the Sanger '^ouse he could ride home v/ith us thereljy reaching 

Sear sport some hours earlier than if he waited to come down on 
the "boat. As on the day "before, Bert chose th^e route via 
Sea,rsport village, Stockton Springs, Prospect Ilarsh, ]?rankfor^, 
Winterport and Hampden. T didn't stop at either "the 1/la'sh" 
or Spout Hill this time. We had a pleasant ride over what in 
seme places are reallj'- good roads and, after picking SJaaygB up 
George at the Eangor Mouse and discovering Dr. Clough's office, 
my watch shov/ed that exactly one and a ha,lf hours had elapsed 
since we left "The Pinnacle." That ws.s a considerable im- 
provement over the days when we used to make the trip iDehind 
horses "but a greater wa.s to follow. 

Dr. Olough is evidently a tusy ras.n and although Pather 
supposed he h-ad an appointment he had to wait his turn so that, 
when the rest of the pa.rty picked me up at the Eangor House for 
the return home, my watch showed that it was already 11:45 a.m. 

T don't know whether Bert v/-as reallj'- in a hurry or not Kit 

said he wante d to^ get home hut if Phil Sheridan and his .just- 

ly celehra ted "black horse could have "been along they would h^,ve 
concltided that they hadn't"seen no rixnnin' y±ti" T tried to 
smoke "but the fire tacRjisii: wa.s forced "back through the center 
of the cigar so that, although the outside looked fair enough, 
it "burned m;;- tongue. As we drew into '"/interport George, sit- 
ting "beside m.e, remarked:- "T suppose a feller could tell where 
he was if he could see an^/thing.' " "Hills rose and fell", etc. 

George, with his head ducked into the "breeze and hanging en to 
his h^t for dear life, gave me the impression of peering up un- 
der the visor of my cap for the entire distance. At 12:40 we 



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had dropped dcwn over the hill into Stockton Springs village 
and turned our faces toward the west. Five minutes later--- 
one hour from Bangor- — we were passing the Captain Andrew Eoss 
-(old Ben* Saerrithew)- place* lately sold to a Mr. Kogan from 
Bangor» and at 12:48---one hoiir and three minutes from the 
Bangor House- --we had drawn up in front of tJnion Hall, Sears- 
port, for the purpose of allowing leather to vote for Carl 1. 
sa 111 ken for Governor in an election the returns from which 
all good Bepuhlicane hoped would indicate the election of 
Hughes and I^irbanks in Hoveniber. 

It was exactly one o'clock when I stepped from the car in 
the door-yard here on "The Pinnacle". Bert concluded to defer 
his start on the return trip to Boston until the next naming 
and, during the afternoon, took J^ther, Bertha, Helen, Kit, 
Annie and Viola to Belfast and, after returning home, to Sears- 
port again It would have teen somewhat wearing on one's nerves 

to do this with "Old Charlie"! 

George's parting shot at us as he stepped out of the car 
at Leach's Corner on the return from Bangor had heen:- "I, 
shouldn' t never want to travel no g lower I " Kit didn't say 
much but I inferred from her expression that she regretted 
that an automobile •wasn't something to which one could "put 
the braid" I lather cheered on the driver, Viola warned her 
father when anyone was likely to run over us from behind, while 
as for myself — when Bert later added insult to injviry by in- 
quiring if there had been any wind on the rear seat, I felt 

constrained to reply:- "Kot a d bit! It i-as a dead calm 

back there I" 

Bert, Annie and Viola made an early start on their return 



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295 

m V*Y*GE TO SPOPT HILL 

trip to Boston the next (Tuesday) morning — - tliey Trade the run 

from "The Pinnacle" here in Searsport to their home in West Ros- 

feury from (alsout) seven in the morning to seven in the evening 

of that same day - — while I_ have teen "devilling" Father and 

Mother with questions all the week! 

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HBmY TRIVBTT CROCKETT-— A BAD ACTOE 

Henry Trevett Crockett is the sole renaining child of 
Jonathan Crockett, Grandfather Crockett's next youngest "brotherl 
Ife is a gentleiran who, alihough he really doesn't need to talk 

with hoth his hands and hie feet in addition to his tongue in 

--■■ ::m^My:.- 

order to give clear and vivid expression to his thoughts, still 

persists in doing so---a trait inherited from the Bachelders! 
After talking with him for the greater part of one afternoon, 
I felt as if I had been examined for spavin, strained tendons, 
string halts, swollen joints, and other ills to which horse- 
flesh is heirl Nevertheless, I will wager that he doesn't 
carry a raalicious or unkindly thotight in his head! And as 
for drollery— -on the only occasion on which I retneniber ever 
seeing him he kept us in an uproar during the entire time of 
his visit! Except for a few minor corrections which he and 
Mrs. Twonibly made in the original draft which I sent him for 
the ptirpose the following is an exact copy of a memoranduifi 
which I made of our conversation on the afternoon referred to I 



Searsport, Kaine, October 7, 1916» 
Henry TIrevett Crockett called here today and I talked with 
him about the letter I wrote him some weeks ago asking if he 
knew where his grandfather, Ifeiniel Crockett, Senior, was born, 
or where he came from when he settled, first at Cape "Rosier or 
its vicinity, and later at Spout Hill» Prospect, Me*! 

To this inquiry iSr. Crockett replied:- "IThy, he came from 
the place where they raise the cranberri0s---Cape Cod, isn't it? 
Bb used to go with Captain Powers in a trading packet which 
brought cranberries to this section -(Penobscot Bay)- and ex- 



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296 

msmr trevett Crockett-— a bad actor 

olmnged them for fish,, etc»j they could bring a few bushels of 
cranberries and get fish enough to last them all winterl" 

Asked if Captain Powers settled in this vicinity ISr, Crock- 
ett replied that he thought not, that although he ran a trading 
packet to Deer Isle and other points in Penobscot Bay, and Dan- 
iel Crockett, Senior, carried and renained here, he believed 
Captain Powers did not. He told us several amusing incidents 
about his grandfather according to one of which, while he was 
trading on the packet referred to. Captain Powers was hailed 
by the captain of another craft which was in distress and re- 
quested to "send his beet san" to his assistance! Henry aaye 
that according to the version of the incident which he had often 
heard his grandfather - (k£ great-grandfather Daniel Crockett, 
Senior)- relate as a boy. Captain Powers turned to him (Daniel) 
with the recark:- * ¥ell . Crockett , you* 11 have to go I " I told 
Mother that now I knew frora whom I inherited my excessive mod- 
estyl 

Henry Crockett recalled that when he was a boy and living 
at his father's home in "The Hew York Settlement* at Prospect 
and Great-Orandfather Crockett was still living on Spout Hill, 
the old gentleiran often used to come to his son*s (Henry's 
father's) house to spend the day- — that he used to walk over 
and they took him home in a team at night* Henry said that 
whenever he and his brothers saw him coming they would exclaims- 

"Here comes Old 'V'y'ge to the ¥or-rard»" that he always used 

to relate the details of the famous "V'y'ge" whenever he visited 
them, which was of ten I While Henry said they were always glad 
to see him, I gathered from the above and the fact that a refers 
ence to his "V'y'ge to the Sorth" was for years about the only 






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297 

HBimY TR BVETT (TRCCKE TT A BAD ACTOH 

thing 1 had ever heard regarding my great-grandfather, that his 
constant recital of its details "becaine something of a tore to 
the menibers of the (then) younger generation- — a conclusion in 
which I have been strengthened by the fact that two very old 
ladies - (Aunt Lydia Ifeckenzie -85- and Miss Ellen S. Keagan • 
who mnst be about 75-)- have this Ilall assured Mother and my- 
self in letters that they well remember hearing hizn describe 
the "V'y'ge" referred to, although at this late date they could 
not remeeiber its details I 

^« Crockett told me that his Unci© Simon -(Ms father's 
brother)- was lost at sea and that when his chest was sent homo 
later it was appropriated by Samuel Crockett- — that neither his 
father nor his Uncle Daniel -(my grandfather)- got so much as 
an auger— I believe he was a ship- carpenter- — like so many of 
the men of that dayl Mr* Crockett said that at the time of 
his death his Uncle Simon had a wife and two children* He 
seemed to think that it was these two children who were brought 
up by a lar* Hopkins at liroy, laaine, but after talking It over 

with Mother I believe they decided that BSr* Hopkins reared the 

their 
cliildren of his Uncle Jeremiah* They both recalled a vlelt 

which J4r* Hopkins made to Stockton and Prospect many years ago, 
irtien they were both children, bringing the daxighter - (of Jere- 
miah?)- with hlBw ibther says she supposed Hopkins was drivirg 
a colt but that it finally developed that the horse was approx- 
imately thirty years oM---i^r a horse of that age, they thought 
he was "a long ways from huml  It was the daughter - (of Jer- 
emiah?)- referred to who afterward married Pearl Harmon of Low- 
ell, %ss* They don*t know what became of the boyi 

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298 

mmY_T swm'i!'j! Crockett— -a bad actor 

Bangor on his return from the Civil liar and how, nany years 
later but before her death, he had visited the lot in Bangor 
wlilch she had even then prepared as her final resting-place- — 
beside her first husband in Mount Hope Cemetery I He also 
told us how the sailing packet which Captain Jeremiah frenoh 
used to rim from Venobsoot Bay and Hiver to Massachusetts ports, 
tavlng among his passengers many of the yoiing women who used t© 
work as operatives in the mills of Mssachusetts, was capsized; 
how the men oliitibed from the water on to her up- turned bottom; 
how two of the women passengers (one of whom was Captain FrencJ* 
sister) were caught below when the vessel turned over; and how 
the men clinging to the craft's up- raised keel could hear these 
nomen rapping and pounding for help on tlxe inside of the ship 
but were \mable to do anything to aid thomi 

He told us several incidents regarding Dr. G« langtry 
Crockett of Thomaston, the eon of his Uncle Samuel's son Lutherw 
When he mentioned that Luther's wife was "Allie" Aiisplund of 
Prospect I asked if he had ever known her. "Known her?", he 

replied. "I was brought up with her in the same town, as a 
child*" He told me that her name was Alndna- — net AlmenAI 
Mother tells me that she was present at the serenade which was 
given Luther Crockett and Almlna Ausplund, his newly-made wife* 
at the house of Luther's father- --Samuel Crockett- — just above 
Prospect Marsh Village, fifty- odd years ago I At first, the 
newly-made Mrs. Crockett declined to come out to see the visit- 
ing serenaders, but her husband finally prevailed upon her to 
do so — ^by telling her if she didn't come one way she would an- 
otherl It was Luther Crockett of whom it was said that there 
never a man on Fox (?) Island who could lay him on his back 



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299 

HEIIRY TRin/ETT CBOCICETT-»>A BAD ACTOR 

— — aome reputation to bear in a community mad© up principally 
of stone- cut tare I ^. Henry Crockett told us that Dr» 0. 
langtry is "a chip of the old block" — that when he was in the 
Insane Hospital at Augxista he would pick up two or three laadmen 
by whatever liinbe happened to be handy and lug them off for all 
the world as an ordinary man would so inany squawking chickens I 
Uncle Selson Staples used to speak of a Crockett from soinewhere 
down the Bay who was one of his comrades in the Fourth Maine 
Hegiment -(Ccmpany I)- during the Civil War but Henry says it 
could not have been Luther Crockett as he and his brother Josl> 
ua went to California at that time I 

Among others, Mr. Crockett and Slother spoke of their Uncle 
E&vid's son Horace, who lived and died at Waco, Texas, and of 

Horace's daughter, Crockett, who is a public reader and 

elocutionist and who made a professional tour of iisilne a few 
years ago- — six or seven, they thoughtl Ihey also spoke of 
Dr. G. Lang-ta-y Crockett's sister Emmal 

IfHen I told Hir. Crockett whAt his niece, ISrs. IB^nny Twoia- 
bly, had written me a short time ago about having seen the name 
of Daniel Crockett •** in a History of Deer Isle, he said that 
she probably saw it when she went down to Deer Isle to take care 
of her brother, Samuel Austin, before he died, and that it was 
while there at tiaat time that she visited his aunt -(and her 
great aunt)- liartha Warren I 

Henry Crockett's sister, Sarah Ann -(she was named for her 

two grandmothers, Sarah (Pepper) Bachelder end Anna (T^undy) 

Crockett)-, was first married to Thomas Austin, by whom she had 

three children:- Samuel, Jennie, and fiannyl Samuel maurried 

Laura Sell ers, Jennie married Thomas "JVriss, and Itoiny married 

•••The name of Daniel Crockett does not appear in Hosmer's His- 
tory Of "Heer Is lei 



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„^_._.^ ._ 300 

HEHRY 'EREVETT CROCKETT— -'A BAD ACTOR /" ^r* , 

Prank Twroiribly. With the exception of la-e. Tirombly all cf them 
both husbands and wives, are dead. After the death of Thomas 
Austin, his widow married William Crosby of-Brooks* I:!aine. &s, 
^0Kibly*8 husband having died, she now makes her hoaie with Mr» 
Crosby, caring for him during his declining years. In the let- 
ter above referred to, Mrs. Twombly says "Father Crosby is real 
smart- — was 94 last July"! In the same letter 5a*s. Twonflsly 
writes:- *I am quite positive m^ grandfather was born on Deer 
Isle'I ii*. Henry Crockett thoiight his father -(I^Srs. Twombly's 
grandfather)- was bom at the farm on Spout Hill but when I to3d 
him what his niece, Mrs* Twombly, had said, he thought she might 
be right but sai4 there was no doubt but that his father lived 
on the Spout Hill place from the time he was a very small boy 
until he reached manhood. 

Henry Trevett Crockett was born on July 19, 1841, one of 
twelve children of the late Jonathan and Jane (Bachelder) Crock- 
ett. He is the only remaining member of the family. He mar- 
ried Lydia Perkins. She died 35 years ago. They had two 
children;-AEBnon, who lives at Athol, litss. - (He is married but 
has no children)-, and Laura, who married Uey Killman of Pros- 
pect, the latter now being the station agent at Dexter, llaine. 
He was named for Trapoleon*s marshal, his full name being Marshal 
¥ey Killman, - — for what particular reason I do not knowl 

Years ago, before Henry Crockett's wife died and Jiather 
was in the habit of making a two-day trip over around the moun- 
tain into "Paddy Hollow", he used to stay at Mr. Crockett's 

house over night 1 find constant reference to it in Father's 

Diaries of 35-40 years agol Henry Crockett's father and mother 
died twenty-five or thirty years since and he has long ago sold 



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301 

HSaaRY TR EVETT CROCKETT- — A B AD AC TDR 

"both the place where his father used to live and hie ovm house 
- — TDOth In "The New York Settlement" of Prospect- — I do not know 
why it was so called! ••* Anuriber of ji^ears ago he went to live 
at the home of Mr. and l&*s. Charles Warren, old friends in Mon- 
roe, on what used to he known as the George Band place, some 
eight crf-lee from Black's Corner, which S3r« "barren had "boxight of 
Eand---I "believe IS-s. Warren was Hand's daughter! W» Warren 
died a year or two ago but Mr. Crockett still irakes his home 
with the widow, iSts* Alice Warren* His postoffice address is 
B. ?. D* Fo* 2, Monroe, Maine.! 

Together with his "brother Elijah, Henry Trevett Crockett 
was a meiiiber of the same company with lather in the Union Army 
during the Civil War— -Cen5)any K», 26th J^aine Volunteers! 
blather says Henry was about the only sure cure for"the blues" 
which the "boys/ in blue" had — that he kept the camp in an 
uproar! I had' hoped to hear him tell of the occasion when he 
impressed the pair of yoxaig horses and a carriage as a means of 
"catching up" when son® of his comrades and himself were left 
behind on the "Red Elver Expedition- --but he had to go before I 
had an opportunity to ask him to do sol He was taken prisoner 
at Brashear City, Louisiana, along with Uncle "Bel" Crockett! 
They were later released on parol© and came home in 1863! He 
seems to have been able to command considerable attention in 
the intervening years by nonchalantly referring to his "prison 
term" I 

Henry Trevett Crockett was named for the eldest son of hie 
grandfather Crockett's second wife — -by her first husband, Sam- 
uel Trevett! 



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302 

H15RY TRIVETT CROCKETT^-— A' BAP ACTOR - 

So ends my memcrandum of October 7, 1916. In retiurning the 

corrected draft, Mr» Crockett and Ifrs. Twombly -(She signs her 

nain©''Slrs» 'Fa nnie A» Twombly*)- sent me several pages of miscel- 

ianeous notes a large part of which are already covered in the 

section entitled "The Crockett IPlainily" and therefore are not 

again Included here. They say they think Great- Grandfather 

Daniel Crockett was bom on Cape Cod but the digging up of the 

frevett family "Record after T had addressed my letter of inquiry 

on the subject to Henry Trevett Crockett establishes the fact 

that he was born at Windham in the present State of Mainel For 

that natter, niany of their impressions regarding family history 

are incorrecti For example:- On page 150 I quote their oplrt- 

ion to the effect that Jonathan Crockett's sister Olive was lost 

at sea with Captain Jeremiah l!rench*s sister, but in a letter 

dated Kennebunkport, Me. , I3arch 11, 1917, and received after 

Page 150 was written, J&'s. Minnie E. (Ifarren) Littlefield--- 

fresh from a winter trip to California and several visits while 

there with her cousin, Helen (Pierce) Folsom — writes as f ollcwB j, 

"Aunt Olive Crockett lived with her father until the new 
wife came-- then sometime she went to live with Aunt Ann 
Crockett French and died there of tuberculosis. I have 
often heard Mother tell of it and Cousin Helen spoke of 
It this winter. Helen also told me that she was buried 
across the street from Uncle French's and adjoining the 
old Methodist Church that was afterward used as a town- 
house. A new Methodist Church was aftei^mrd built at- 
Orrlngton Corner. She was engaged to be married and had 
the customarv lot of silver to keep house wlth---two large 
spoons and 1/2 docan teaspoons, all with 0. P. C. on them* 
lather had three teaspoons. Aunt liiry the same, and as us- 
ual, A\mt Ann had the lion's share-- the two large ones I 
I now have the three small ones that Mother had and one 
of the large ones tliat Aunt Ann had. I was in Lewlston 
to a Fair since she died and IS*. Penney, her second hus- 
band, was exhibiting her bead work and silver service. . 
I went and examined it all and asked all the questions 

that I cared to then I told him who I was and told him 

I would like to buy the two large spoons as my daughter 
was named for Aunt Olive. He was very nice and courteotis 
and gave me one and said that the other was in Ainherst, 



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305 

HIHBY TR E VBTT CROCKETT— -A BAD ACTOB 

where he Iiad stored a let of things, and that ha vould sedSL 
it to n»- — but I have never seen itl Do you know If he is 
alive now? 1^ getting the spoon has heen a ^oke in the 
familj' for years I Aimt Olive would he about 73 years now, 
Helen thinks! {***) You could find out by going to this 
cemetery in Orrington". 

I have quoted the above from Ifrs. Littlefield's letter as 

probably being authority on the death and final resting-place 

of Olive Crockett, Mr. Henry Crockett» Wo* Twoxrtoly and Aunt 

Lydia Msickenzie to the contrary notwithstanding! Although Uiey 

doi^ not belong here, still, as I have not time to re-write the 

pafefes where they do belong, I am going to quote here the follow. 

ing additional extracts from Ws* Littlefield'e letter of z/lX, 

1917, in order to get them into the reoord:- 

"Aunt Jfery Pierce died October 3, 1890, aged 75 years, 1 
month, 1 day. My mother was born October 7, 1819, and 
WBtlp^ 2: im^ passed away May 10, 1900. I do not know 
Aunt l^ench's age but am positive she was over 90 quite ft ^ 
bit» I do not know either of the others* births and "^^.^ 
deaths- — only that Uncle (which one? T,E.K.) died on the 
Island of Lombok (?), Sutoatra, 1. I,, and Uncle Jeremiah 
died in some part of California* T remember hearing 
Ibther speak of T^nnie Twombly but never saw her. Moth- 
er's first husband, Captain William i&rsh Pierce, wasa a. 
first cousin to Aunt Mary's husband. Captain David Pierce- 
Mlliam had a brother. Captain David Washington Pierce! 
Wo, my father was not a Sea Captain. I think he went 
fishing to Bay of Chaleur when very young for I have heard 
him laugh about :^ova Scotia pigs with long noses but he, 
when very young, opened a general country store and kept 
in the business, with the exception of about a year during 
the "Rebellion. Hncle -Teremiah married an Abbie Jane 
Bickford of East Hampden and Uncle Simon married a Mss 
Alameda Warren of Wyoming Valley, Perm. Then they parted 
and she took her maiden name. Her son's name was George 
Warren and I presume he lives or did live in Wyoming Valley 
Itother used to hear from Luella Crockett through Ma-ry Qragr 
I think, but since Mother went hae lost all track of her. 
How I know her married name I shall ask of her of friends 

who live in Lowell. — You know of course the Crock- 

etts have a pretty good opinion of themselvesi 

Uncle Eeras,n had only one son — Beverly— and I did not know 
he left children. Beverly was in a bank in Carson City. 
Afterward he went to Tieno. I heard of him (after he died) 
from an oculist who came from "Reno and afterwards lived in 
San Diego-- I think he told me they had no children but may 
be mistaken. To go back to Luella, I neglected to say 

she was adopted by people and lived in Troy, l&.ine, and 
lived with them tintil X she went to the Lowell mile to 
***She would be much older! Her mother died 95 years ago! 



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304 
HBITRY TBISVETT OBOCKETT— A BAD AOTOR 

work. Aunt Mary Pierce had the following cMldren:- 
Eelen Ainanda, who is 80 years in April — the 18th I think; 
Willis Patten, who was killed on a gunboat (Wachusett?) 
during the lietellicnj Ann French (Stfeirried twice, 1st hus- 
'band--Carl, 2nd hustand — Lenan) ; l^ircus 33avid; Warren 
Sickereon; Isabella Alameda (now in Bangor Insane Asylum); 
Jeremiah IVench; Alice Sophiaj Agnes Sllaj liary Florine 
(who died young) { and Albert David — He and Helen are the 
only ones left! Albert is in Jerome, Arizona, just now. 
He was in Vancouver. Then went to San Diego. Was there 

nearly two years and then went to Jerome. —  --— - 

Grandfather Crockett had relatives living in Dover and 
yoxcroft for Mother used to visit there and, I think, la- 
ter used to write to them. There names were Robinson. 
One — Mary — married a Going and lived in Boston. She died 
within the last ten years, nearly one hundred years young— 
net old. I saw her twice and she was the youngest old . 
lady I ever saw. Another sister,— Ala thea- — sarried a 
Colonel Doughty and lived in either Dover or Poxcroft. 
Probably some of his descendants are living there now. 
The Colonel was a prominent man, I have been told. I hope 
this B&y be new to you. It was to me at first — then I 
remesibered it all after awhiie. I have not been home for 
forty- five years, only for a few weeks or days at a time, 
and not living near relatives had forgotten it until Cousin 
Helen told me. I have a friend who has lived in Brewer 
and she tells me I have a cousin living there. Do you 
know who aha is? I think the name is Crockett. If so, 
he must be the kin, as they «ay in the SouthI" -(This is 
Aunt "Itel" and her family. F.R.K. )- 

Ifhen, on Page 302, I began quoting from Mrs. Littlefield*8 
letter, I intended to quote merely that part of it havlnf ref- 
erence to Olive Crockett, but having continued with Pages 309-4^ 
have conclixded to include what constitutes practically the bal- 
anoe of her letter, as follows ;- 

"I am still of the inipresston that Grandfather Crockett 
settled in Prospect in his early married life and that most 
Of nis children were born there. I remember Itother tellirc 
about going a mil* to school -(1^ the Marsh Village? F.E.Kj 
and wading through the snow, and how her underclothes wouJd 
be frozen when she got to school. There is a Crockett who 
lives at Stonington, Mb.,- (Elmer E. Crockett. P.E.K. )- 
(His father was Levi and he lived in Ooeanvllle, Me.) who 
might tell you about the family. I think the Trundy 
family came from Deer Isle— Anna Trundy laarried Grand- 
father Crockett Elizabeth married Grandfather Warren — 

lifether's father-^T-One married a Thurlow'-^One married a 
Whittemore One a Presseyl There is a Chas. Thurlow liv- 
ing at Stonington, or he did live there, that might tell 
you about the family. I*m not sure but (that?) one of 
the sietera married a Tlfield. You might write to Mrs. 
Dudley Tif ield, Stonington, Me. , and she perhaps could telL 



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.._.._ 300 

HggRY TKEVETT CROCKETT — ^A BAD ACTOB 

you a good Isit. You can tell her I asked you to write. 
She was always a jfriend of ours. Then again, if Mrs. 
Idward Cole of Brooklin, Jfe. , is alive she would know. 

She was a cousin (father's sister) Aimt Abbie's oldest 

daughter. She belongs to a most reitarkable family for 
family knowledge I" 

The above three quotations constitute practically the whole 

of Mrs. Littlefield's letter — ^-although the arrangement has be» 

altered somewhat I The last one strengthens my assumption that 

Anna (Trundy) Crockett was a daughter of the Samuel Trundy shown 

by the First Census to have been living at Deer Isle in 1790 and 

^ose famils/^ apparently included six daughters I 



To return to the jariraary subject of this section- — The Bad 
Actor! Although I know that some of the dates, etc., supplied 
me by Henry Trevett Crockett and Wa, Twombly and having refer- 
ence to other people are inexact, I am going to quote them as 
authorities regarding the twelve children of Jonatiian and Jane 
(Bachelder) Crockett as follows:- 

"(1) Samuel Crockett, born October 21, 1827, and died at the 
age of 81 in California about 12 years ago — unmar- 
ried. -(Hote the discrepancy in dates! y.E.E.J- 

(2) Jonathan Crockett. Died at the age of 23 with a fevar 

(3) Sarah Ann Crockett. Bom in Prospect, March 4, 1831» 

and died June 14, 1900. larried Thomas C. Austin of 
Charles town, S. I., January 16, 1851. Their chil- 
dren were:- 

(1) Samue It Crockett Austin. Born liSarch 18, 1854, and 

died Jan. 7, 1892. l^e married Laura Sellers of 
Deer Isle. They had two boys* 

(2) Jennie Austin. Born October 27, 1857, and died 

October 7, 1884. She married Thomas W<, Tiiriss 
July 4, 1370. She had one girl — Lena{?)! 

(3) nannie Astin (Austin). Born Karch 17, 1864. 

i&rried Trank Twombly of Monroe, Maine, Kovenftjer 
7, 1882. They had two children a^oy and girll 

(4) Kingsbury B. Crockett. Bom August 31, 1833, and died 

in April, 1916. He married Drusilla Sanders. They 
had 8 children:- Nancy, Sarah Jane, Evelyn, Ifettie, 
Wilbr* Percy, Ernest, Bertha, (Jeorge. -(They give 
ten names. I have assumed that "Sarah Jane" is one . 
Which of the other two should be combined I do not 

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306 
HSHRY TRBVETT CROCKETT— »A BAD ACTOR 

(5) Faria Crockett. Born Auguet 4, 1835, and died In 

March, 1915» Iferried John B. Harding. They had four 
children:- Wilbert, Annette, Henry, and Sarah. All 
are dead. They left only one grandson, Otrrel Averyl 

(6) Hiannah Jane Crockett. Born »5ay 4, 1837, and died Ho- 

veniber 23, 1891. Harried William a, Clark of Prospect 
They Jmd three children:- 

(1) William W. Clark. Fe married Mabel Kingsbury of 

l^ankfort. They have one hoy, Thornton, about 
21 years old. 

(2) label Clark. Ferried a McKenzie. They have no 

children. 

(3) Blanch(e) Clark. Serried Clifton Harriaan. They 

had five children, four boys and a girl,— — 
Eva, Walter, Hertnan, and AltonI One died! 

(7> llijah Crockett. Bom March 31, 18S9» and died in 
April, 1868, . . 

(8) Henry Trevett Crockett. Born July 19, 1841. ^rried 

Lydia Perkins, January 1, 1870. They had two chil- 
dren, Laiira and Ammon! . 

(9) liary Crockett. Born in March, 1843, and died mroh 

18, 1861. 

(10)0xT"en Crockett. Born in October, 1846, and died in 
October, 1846* 

(11) Aramon Crockett. Born in l&rch, 1848, and died Pebru- 

ary 7, 1864. 

(12) Eliza Ann Crockett. Born May 6, 1850, and died July 

22, 1873.«i 



In addition to itenis covered elsewhere, ISr. Crockett and We* 

larombly supply the followlng:- 

"Luther Crockett had three children. 

Allard Crockett married J&rtha Pierce. They had six 
cMldren:- The oldest was buried at Sea. Eraraa married 
l*rank Grant and lives in California. Itta married C. C. 
Homer of Bucksport---They had a daiighter married in Sears- 
port net long age by the name of Guida. Annie died at 
home. Ilanny and IVed were twins — The girl married Bert 

Blanclmrd---Den*t know where the boy is I- 

The "Hew York Settlement" was so- called -because:- A jroting 
lady (named Sprague, I think) said when she married she 
should live in the City of lew York---but she failedl "When 
she did marry she settled on the side of Mount Waldo, near 
the stone watering trough- — Hence it derived the name of 
"Sew York«I 
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307 

HEKRY TREVETT CROCKETT— A BAD ACTOR 



Baohelder. They had one boy, lymanl 'Rachel's second 
husband -was John lailiken of Belfast. -(As lilbther remembers 
it, this Mlliken's first name was Trank. F.K.K. )-! 
Daniel Crockett, Senior, died at the home of his sen, Geo. 
Crockett. Sarah (Staples) Trevett- Crockett died at the 
home of Sewell Trevett— -one of her. sons "by her first hus- 
band, Samuel Trevettl" 



This ends my quotations from the notes furnished by Henry 
Trevett Crockett and Mrs. Iiannie TnovSbly, the next to the last 
line Of which reminds me to say that although I think I have 
invariably spelled the middle name of Samuel Sewell Trevett as 
"Sewell", this is probably incorrect — The majority of the let- 
ters I have received give It as Seirall- — "In the multitude of 
counsellors there is safety"! 

On the occasion of Henry Trevett Crockett's call here last 
Bill I remember that he particularly remarked upon the fact that 
of the children of Great-Grwndfather Crockett's three eldest 
sons, Samuel, Daniel, and Jonathan, there were but three re» 
leaining:- Joshua Crockett of Winterport, Kother, and hlmaelfl 
Mj they long be with xxet 

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308 



OTTR VISIT TO IIRS. !!SEVETT 



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309 

OUR VISIT T O MRS* TREVETT 

A few days after I made the acquaintance of llr, C-ecrge L« 
Dockham en the occasion of my visit to Spout Hill on September 
10, 1916, I addressed to him a letter aslcing him to quiz his 
father as to any memories he might have of Daniel Crockett, Sen- 
ior, and jot them down for me. Mr. Dockham* s father couldn't 
remember anything about Great-grandfather "but Wr, Dockham very 
kindly dropped in to see Mrs. Angeline R. Trevett, wftdow of 
Samuel Sewell Trevett, who lives with one of her daughters, Idrs. 
Bachelder, on the old Trevett Farn^ — the third house below the 
junction of the Bangor and Spout Hill roads and almost directly 
across the road from the residence of William S. Killman. While 
Mrs. Trevett remembered the old gentleman very well she did not 
know anything about hJLs ancestors but another daughter — Mrs. 
Grace Ames Imppening to come in while they were still con- 
versing on the subject remarked that she had a photograph of 
Daniel Crockett, Senior, which George Crockett's widow -(Mrs. 
Sarah (Parsons) Crockett)- had given her and that I could have 
it if I would like it. "Would I like it?" I commissioned 
Dockham to get it for me immediately upon receipt of his letter 
and after some delay it reached m.e on October 21st, 1916. I am 
going to have it reproduced and copies made for the different 
members of the family. 

In the meantime Hiss Ellen E. Heagan of Prospect Perry, 
with whom I had been corresponding, suggested that possibly Mrs. 
Trevett might have a family Record which would show Great- grand- 
father Crockett's birthplace. As I did not then know Mrs. 
Trevett* s address I wrote her"an anonymous letter and signed my 
name to it" which I enclosed in one to Miss Heagan with a re- 
quest that she forward it to Mrs. Trevett. This she did with 



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310 

1/irs. Trevett-2 ' 

OTTR VISIT TO MRS. TREVETT 

the result that on September 29th I received a reply from Mrs. 
Trevett to the effect that she had the Family "Record "which 
states that Daniel Crockett was torn in Mndham" and that he 
was "married to Sally Trevett in Frankfort Ijy Hev. Joshua Hall, 
Dec. 1, 1825. " This was Of course his second marriage - (and 
hers)- Anna (Trundy) Crockett and Samuel Trevett having previous 
ly died. In thanking her for the information I very natxxrally 

..-,{1.- Tf •■■ -- >';ft :-^!)i.~  

-( for me)- asked her more questions with the result that she ia- 
vited me to come to see her---sa3ring that she could tell me anjF- 
thing she knew easier than she could write it. This hrings 

me to the thread of my tale:- — - 

Jane having been operated upon for appendicitis in the 
Waldo County Hospital five days tefore (Oct. 18th) Hal started 
out in one of Gilkey's autos yesterday afternoon to find a niirse 
to care for her when she is able to return home. He was bound 
for Everett Littlefield*e and stopped in here to ask me to go 
along with him. I had been dreading to ride to Prospect behind 
a horse and not only "went along" but got him to order his "Idan 
Friday" to continue to the Ikiarsh Village. This gentleman in 
embryo having convinced himself that he couldn't drive his ma- 
chine up over the "Dickey" Hill by the Fred Ellis pla,ce covered 
the longer route described by the other two sides of the triangle 
and soon drew up in front of the cemetery at "The Ma*sh"» where 
Bert and his party had picked me up six weeks before. This 
was Hal's first visit to the burying- ground where sleep many of 
his ancestors and we made a hiorried visit to their graves* / 
noting, what had escaped me on my previous visit, that Sally 
(Staples) Trevett- Crockett is buried by the side of her first 
husband, Samuel Trevett. 



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^ 311 

OITR VISIT TO m.B. TREVETT 

Continuing north on the road to Bangor for a mile or inore, 
during which we wBBt"down the hill^and then wenfup the hill," 
we drove in to the yard of the fifth house north of the stream 
-(the second on/ the right- liand side)- where a weathervane in 
the shape of a gilded cow and a sign over the wide-open "barn 
doors proclaiined that we had arrived at 

" —.1834 THE TREVETT FARM- — 19 12— " 

I asked the man who came to the front of the "barn if Vare* 
A. "R. Trevett lived there. He hesitated an instant and then 
said:- "Yes, "but it's been so long since I heard her called 
that, that at first I didn't know who you meant." I explained 
that I had a pressing engagement and asked if I might see her, 
whereupon the conductor of the work took us into the house and 
the presence of the lady we were seeking — a pleasant- faced, 
motherly, well-preserved woman who didn5:t look her eighty-fCTir 
years "by a decade. Introductions all around showed that, in 
addition to Mrs. Angeline "R. Trevett, we were the guests of her 
daughter and son-in-law, W* & Mrs. Bachelder — -no connection 
of the "Sam Bach" who lived for so long on what to the last gen- 
eration has been known as "The Haley Farm", a short distance 
down the road. 

For the next hovar and more We* Trevett and I talked 
Crockett Fami ly l Hal could only get a word in edgeways occa- 
sionally and applied himself to making a copy of the Family 
■Record from which Mrs. Trevett had supplied me with the name of 
wy Great-grandfather Daniel Crockett's hirthplace, which I re- 
produce on the next page. It will be noted that it gives the 
date of Daniel Crockett, Senior's, birth as July 29th . 1775 . 
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4 512 

Oim VISIT TO MRS* TRBTTETT 

the inscription on hie tombstone in The li&rsh Cemetery. It a3« 
so gives the date of the marriage of Daniel Crockett and Sarah 
Trevett -(she was familiarly known as "Sally")- as Dec. 1st, 
1825, which is undoul)tedly correct although Mss Heagan had 
previously inforned me that a copy of the records of the Town 
of Prospect extending from l^liarch, 1789 to 1890 belonging to 
Captain A. A. Ginn, one of her nearest neighbors, showed under 
date of ^ov. 5, 1826 . that "lifi. Daniel Crockett of this town and 
I/Irs. Sally Trivet of Frankfort were published in Prospect as the 
l&v directs — Marriage not recorded- — Sfr. Ginn thinks they were 
not married in town." A few days before writing me as above 
Ms6 Heagan had advised me that the copy of the Town "Records in 
Captain Ginn*s possession showed that Daniel Crockett and ISrs* 
Sally Trivett were married Dec. 25, 1826, but in the next let- 
ter said she had made a mistake. 

The Trevett Family Record is as follows :- 
"Family Hames Born Iferried Died 

Parents 
Samuel Trevett Feb. 8, 1786. York^Jan. 1,1812. July 18,1822.1 

(Frankfort, by Frankfort. ) 
(■Rev. Joshua Hall Age- 36. ) 

Sarah Staples V&y 3,1789. ( 

Prospect. ( 

Children 
Henry S. Trevett. Sept. 28, 1812. ) Feb. 3, 1839. Trenton. — - — -— ^-- 

Frankfort. )I. Bunker. 



■Richard M. Trevett.Aug. 12,1814. )Dec. 26, 1841.Prospect. 

Frankfort. )Rev. I.P.Stone. 



Samuel S. Trevett.Nov.25,1817. ) Jan. 15, 1854. Prospect. 

Frankfort. )L. Mixdgett, Esq. 



lifeiry J. Trevett. July 5,1820. )-• 

Frankfort. ) 
- (See continuation"" on next page)- 



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OUR VISIT TO MRS. TREVETT 



"Fawlly Uaroee Born Married Died 

Parents 
Daniel Crockett. July 29,1775. )Dec. 1,1825. Dec. 6,1869. 



Windham. )irrankfort. Pro spec t.Ag/iH^ 

TtTWmm 



Sarah Trevett. I'lay 2,1789. )By Eev.Joshxia Hall. Bee 

Prospect. ) Prospect. 

Aged 85. 

Children 

Heman IT. Crockett.Sept.24,1826.)Aug. 13,1850. (Lost at sea. 

Prospect. )Prospect. (1874. 

) Rev. J. Hall. (Age 48. 



George W. Crockett. lilay 21,1829. )Dec. 31, 1659. 

Prospect. )]?. Prospect. 

)L. I/aidgett,Esq. 



lllis R. Crockett. Earch 8,1832. ) Sept. 3, 1863. 

Prospect. . JGreenbush, Wisconsin. 
)By Hev. J. W.Whitney. 



The original of the atove record is written on one of the 
ruled "blanks with a scroll at the top such as used to "be sold 
for the pxirpose in the long ago and is enclosed in a frame for 
hanging on the wall like a picture — -although l/Brs. Bachelder 
said that upon receipt of iny letter she had dug it up from the 
attic, where it had rested for many years. A very small sig- 
nature in the margin at the bottom shows that it was the work 
of Richard Trevett- — At least I assume 4uch to "be the case as 
the signature is in the same handwriting as the body of the 
record. The above is an exact copy except that it is possible 
that the initials of Messrs. Bunker and Stone on the previous 
page may have been "J* instead of "I". I assume that the place 
of Henry Trevett* s marriage was Trenton, Ifetine , -(near Ells- 
worth)- from the fact that Mrs. Trevett told us that her daugh- 
ter, ISfrs. Grace Ames, had just gone to Trenton to visit either 
friends or relatives. It will be noted that in one place the 
date of llrst Sarah (Staples) Trevett-Crockett*s birth is given 



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as lay 2nd while in another it is given as llay 3rd. Perhaps 
she was torn at midnight and there was no stop-7.'atch handyi 

Samuel S. Trevett's middle name was Sewell and it was ty 
that name that he was commonly known although he wrote it "S.S." 
It was he who told Mother*s cousin, Agusta Freeman -(ISrs. Jaco"b 
Eavor of Lowell, I&se)- that "this may "be fun for you, "Gusty", 
"but it's death for meJ" Father and Mother recall that in the 
long ago he "built the milk-roome at "both the old Kneeland Farm 
where Father was born and at the one where Bert, Kit, and myself 
first saw the light. It was his widow whom we were visiting. 
He was a capable and straightforward man and was we 11- regarded 
"by his neighbors and friends. 

His father, Samuel Trevett, had cone to what is now Pros- 
pect from York, liiaine. It appears that many of the original 
settlers in the Penobscot Bay region had come from the south- 
western and (generally speaking) older section of the State--- 
although it is of course true that settlements at Castine and 
Mount Desert were among the first in the entire country. As 
above stated, this first Samuel Trevett and his wife, Sarah 
(Staples) Trevett-Crockett, are buried side by side in the old 
cemetery at the I&rsh Village. She was a sister of Great- 
grandfather James Heagan*s wife and a half-sister of "old Jimmy* 
Staples of Sandypoint according to Mrs. Trevett. 

lilrs. Trevett could tell us little about Great-grandfather 
Crockett that we did not already know except the place of his 
birlh as shown by the Family Record and the fact that the pho- 
tograph whJ-ch her daughter had given to Dockham to ^ send me 
"looked just like him" in the last years of his life. She did 
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7 515 

OUR VISIT TO m.S. TRIT/ETT 

■bank---wiiether relatives or friends she did not know. An old 
copy of the "liiaine Register" published "by Grenville M. Donham 
of Portland shows that Bowerl>ank Plantation is six niiles north 
of Dover, that it was "former Ij' Ho. 7, Range 8", that it was 
"organiz-ed Nov. 27, 1888", and that it had a population in 1890 
of 87. ¥r8» Trevett did not remember anything of the Captain 
Powers /of whom Henry Trevett Crockett had told roe, neither 
did she  remember hearing Great-grandfather Crockett say any- 
thing atout any of his ancewtora---whether they had come from 
near London and settled in Amestiiry. She had heard of Anna 
Trundy of Frankfort and wondered how, if he lived further down 
the river or "bay, Daniel Crockett had come to know her, "but 
seemed inclined to adopt my suggestion that perhaps he had met 

her while trading up and down the river with Captain Powers. 

Possitly 

Perhaps she was aboard the craft to sMxk whose assistance the 

worthy captain had "been requested to send his ""best man"! 
Mrs. Trevett did not recall any details of the famous "V'Y'ge 
to the Forth" nor did she remember that Great-grandfather had 
ever had any connections with Cape Cod. 

After receiving my first letter, Ifrs. Trevett had written 
to Joshua Crockett at Winterport asking for information regard- 
ing the Crockett family but, having received no reply, had 
about given up any expectation of haarlng from him on the sub- 
ject until the day of our visit when, as she informed us, she 

had Just heard that he had been very lame but that he was coro- 

to 
ing to Prospect axi. answer her inquiries in person as soon as 

he was able to get out. This message had evidently been con- 
veyed to her by her daughter. We, Bachelder, who had complained 
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8 516 

OUR VISIT TO IffiS. TREVETT 



hueband had just returned from a shopping- trip to Winterport. 
Whoever brought it had also told l/Irs. Trevett that Joshua Crock- 
ett had said that "all the Crockett boys were "born on Deer Isle" 
— ■by"the Crockett "boys" being meant the sons of Great-grand- 
father Crockett:- Samuel, Daniel, Jr., Jonathan, David, Simon, 
and Jeremiah. While this cay have been true the fact that 
Joshua Crockett's wife,-(i&ry (Dorr) Crockett)- wrote me on 
September 21st last, in replj'^ to letters v/hich I had addressed 
to her husband, that he could not give me a"thought" about one 
of the people I wanted to know about- "he is so forgetful"- leads 
me to desire confirmation. Grandfather Crockett Mmself has 
told me not less than a dozen times that he was "born down at 
Cape Rose- you- a" but as I told Hal, after studying on the matter 
awhile last night, it now occurs to me that on every occasion 
when he told me this we were probably standing in the yard here 
at home or at Uncle ITelson's and looking at Cape "Rosier, so that 
it is barely possible that he was merely giving "the kid" an 
idea of the locality where he was born and didn't intend to be 
taken literally. Qui en eabe ? 

Outside of the above and other facts which v/ere already 
known to me our conversation with Mrs. Trevett had principally 
to do with Great-grandfather Crockett's family by his second 
wife and the present City Physician of Thomaeton Dr. G. Lang- 
try Crockett. When I asked her if she knew the last- mentioned 
she smiled -(a smile that Hal said v/as full of meaning)-, then 
said:- "I was with his mother when he was bomJ" She confirmed 
what we already knew:- that his father was Samuel Crockett's sen 
Luther and that his mother was Almina Ausplund, of the party 
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9 317 

OUR VISIT TO m.B. TPJiVETT 

their marriage our own mother had "been a member- — slis having 
teen visiting her Aunt "Sally" Sanborn -{Mrs. Futter)- and Atmt 
"Polly" Freeman at "The Mountain" at the time. **** 

Although Mrs. Trevett and her daughter - (Ifirs. Bachelder)- 
gave me quite full information regarding Great-grandfather 
Crockett's sons "by his second marriage, all of whom are dead, 
and I made some rough memos, of the conversation, there may "be 
some errors in the following:- 

Heman IT. Crockett was a sailer ty profession (or occupa- 
tion )- and was lost at sea in 1874. He married Mary Ciortis who 
was bom in the house in which we were talking — li/Irs. Trevett 
explaining when I asked her if it were not the old "Odom Farm" 
that Captain Odom used to live on the next place but that after 
his wife and Mr. Curtis had died he had married the widow Curtis 
and come to the Curtis place to live, after which he was for a 
number of years keeper of the lighthouse at Fort Point. The 
name bringing to me a recollection of the many references to it 
which T had heard made by George Bowen I laughingly asked her 
if it were for Captain Odom that "Odom*8 Ledge" was named and 
where it was. From her reply I judged that the captain had been 
entitled to the honor and We* Bachelder informed me that the 
locally- famous "Ledge" is off Sandypoint and that it is marked 
by a buoy. It seems that Hal was already posted as to its 
location. To return to Heman Crockett:- 

Prior to his death -(I believe this is correct)- he had 
removed to California. At any rate, he had two children — -a 
son named Beverly and a daughter named Cora, the latter of whom 
died at the age of three years. Heman* s widow, together with 
har son Beverly, lived for a time at Los Angeles, California, 

•***In speaking of DH. G. Langtry Crockett's birth Ws. Trevett 
said:- "He was born in the house where "Will" Killiran lives- iu^t 



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10 318 

OUR VISIT TO W.S, TREVETT 

but later removed to Glendora, some thirty miles distant from 
the last-named city. Here toth Beverly and his mother died 
but Beverly left four children -(two of whom "bore the names of 
George and Annie)- who were living at Glendora when Mrs. Trevett 
last heard from them. 

George W. Crockett was a farmer and except for a few years 
in California -{laother thinks after his second marriage)- spent 
his whole mature life on his farm on the Bangor road at Prospect 

the next north of "Billy" Smith's but on the other side of 

the road. His first wife was Lydia Littlefield and his second 
Sirs. Sarah (Parsons) "Robbins — -Elieha Parsons daughter- "Graciox» 
LordJ" Before the death of her first husband 1/Irs. Robbins had 
lived by the "Bridge Hill" at Belfast. George Crockett had no 
children by either marriage. After his death his widow cared 
for her parents until, her father having previously died, her 
mother's death at Swanville during the summer Just passed, when 
she went to live with her niece and nephew, Alice and Arthur 
Young, at Woodfords -(in the City of Deering)-, Maine, from 
which place she wrote me on the third of the present month say*- 
ing that when her husband died ¥a.ry J. Trevett had all the rec- 
ords but that as "she has passed ever the river to be on earth 
no more" her brother's wife, Angeline Trevett, "may have the 
old Bible or some record" from which "she can give jrou the in- 
fprnation you wish.." It is with this la,dy that Hal and I have 
been talking. 

Ellis R. Crockett was a carpenter by trade and lived at 
Pl^Tnouth, Wisconsin. He died of cancer. He had four children 
the eldest of whom, Lyman Crockett, lives on a ranch near For- 
syth, Montana. His second child was christened Sarah but the 



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11 

OUR VISIT TO mS, TRE^/ETT 

nickname of "Donie" has stuck to her so persistently that when 
her aunt and cousin -(l^s. Trevett and her daughter)- started 
to call her "Sarah" during her visit East the past Summer she 
laughingly told them that she"#asn't Sarah any more — just Donie" 
She is the wife of a musician, Thomas de Swarte.and lives at 
"Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Her husband is of German descent. Mr. 
and ivlrs. de Swarte and Mss Ellen Heagan called on Father and 
Mother on the occasion of the visit East above referred to — - 
around the first of last July. Mother thinks they have three 
children. Ellis Crockett's third child was named Annie and 
lives at Plpnouth, Wisconsin, — -wliether married or not I do 
not know. The fourth and youngest, l&ud, is married to a man 
named Blum and lives at Porsyth, Montana 

This is about all I learned at Mrs. Trevett* s for although 
we talked of the Frenches, the Pierces, and the WaiTens, as weH 
as of the families of the sons, nothing came out that we did not 
already know. Although they live in Prospect the nail ad- 
dress of Mrs. Trevett and her daughters, Mrs. Grace Ames and 
li&rs. Bachelder, is "R. P. D. Eo. 2, Stockton Springs, Me. 

After we had talked to Mrs. Trevett for what Hal declared 
was three hours by his watch he announced that it was time to 
go and upon arriving in the yard said to young Philip Hall :- 

"You better go home by way of Stockton Village The road is 

betteri" "A word to the wise is sufficient!" and young Philip 
proceeded to burn up the aforesaid road / so tliat at twenty min- 
utes before six we had drawn up in the yard on "The Pinnacle." 
Couldn't have been too long as the cigar which I lit in the 
Trevett door-yard was still burning as we drove in the lane 
here at home. We had been gone two hours and fifty minutes 



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12 

OUR VISIT TO MRS. TBE\rETT 



and done what, had I nade the trip "behind an old horee as I in- 
tended, would have taken up most of an entire day. 

Since returning honie Mother has again told rae that it was 
l/Jrs. Trevett's house which Minot St. Clair Prancie (?), the 
negro murderer who escaped from ThomaBtcn State Prison some ten 
years ago and had this whole section "up in the air" until he 
was re- captured in some town a"bove Bangor and taken to the pris- 
on at Atlanta, entered one night and helped himself to a square 
meal-— after which he appropriated unto himself sundry articles 
of clothing in the way of an overcoat, rufber "boots, etc., 
hitched up a horse, and drove through to Bangor, no-one in the 
household being any the wiser until they arose next morning. 
The team was recovered. 

long live the Crockett Familyl 

7. £. K. 

Searsport, October 24, 1916. 



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321 / 



THE POSTLAKD SmLkY TBI^EGBAM AETICH 

Uoveiriber 27, 1910 

Entitled 

"THE CHOCKETTS — AH AlfCIMfT SCOTCH MMLT" 

"SOME Of THE EAKLIEST SETTLERS III MAIHE" 

(By G. T. Ridlon, Sr.) 



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323 



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of 

THE CROCKETT COAT-Ol^ABMS 
As It Appears In 

THE poTi'nrAin) simmY tei:egha¥ ahticle 

of 

loveniber 27, 1910 



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323 



THE POKTI Aliro SUim AY TELEGMM ASTICrS 

In ite lecue of Sunday, Foyerrfcer 27, 1910, there appeared 
in the Second Section of tha "Portland Sunday Telegram" an ar- 
ticle entitled 

 THl CROCK E TTS — AS AKCIMT SCOTCH mMIY " 

♦' SOKE or THE EARLIEST SITTLERS IH ^AIHE " 

(By G» T. Ridlon, Sr. ) 

While I do not pofisees any specific inforiHation regarding 
the Crocketts other than that pertaining to I/I6ther's immediatd 
branch of the family and am therefore not in a position to say 
anything for or against the general historical accuracy of the 
article in question there are nevertheless seme statements ap- 
pearing therein which I know to he incorrect, two examples "be- 
ing the reference to Richard H. Crockett as a "yachtscan and 
captain in Searsport" and the supposition that Dr. George Lang- 
try Crockett of Thomaston, Me., is "a descendant of the ifcunt 
Desert or Rockland family"! Neither Father, Mother, no* John 
H. Sullivan,. Judge of the Searsport Mmlotpal Court, "Journal" 
Correspondent, and an undouhted authority on Searsport *8 ship- 
ping and shipmasters,—- ever heard of a Captain Richard H. 
Crockett living in Searsport, while if his alleged nephew, Elmar 
1. Crockett, the present Postmaster at Stonington, ite. , has any 
knowledge regarding such a man I have heen unable to obtain it 
during our correspondence of the last few months I As for the 
parentage of Dr. George Langtry Crockett* that he is a grandson 
of Grandfather Crockett's elder "brother Samuel of Prospect wouJd 
seem to be fairly (MI) well established from the fact that 
isiother was one of the party who serenaded his parents -(Luther 



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324 

THE PO'R'IAUro BTmiAY TELEG'RAM ABTICXE 

and Alndna (Ausplvund) Crockett)- at the home of Samuel Crockett 
abore the Mureh Village in Prospect on the occasion of their 
narriage fifty-odd years ago; that Henry Trerett Crockett is 
well acquainted with some of the incidents of his past lifej 
and that lars. Angeline R. Trevett is my authority for the state- 
ment that she "was with his mother when he was "bom" in the 
house alinost across the road from her present residence and 
which she spoke of as now being occupied by "Will" Killmanl 
As for the stitement that Captain "Robinson Crockett's son Sam- 
uel "lived in Prospect, Me«,"the nearest approach I have been 
able to find of a record of a Samuel Crockett coming from Deer 
Isle to Prospect Is that afforded by Grandfather Crockett's 
older brother above referred to — -vrho icay have come from Deer 
Isle with his father (mj^ Great- Grandfather Crockett) while he 
was yet a very small boyi Still it is a fact* as set forth on 
pages 188-89-90, that there were several Crocks tts living in the 
old Town of Prospect who were not immediately related to Mothert 
family and who may have been descended from a son or sons of 
Josiah or Captain "Robinson Crockett of Deer Isle--- The name of 
the latter reminds me that in her letter as quoted on page 904 
Mrs. Littlefield states that her Grandfather -(gj; Great-grand- 
father)- Crockett had relatives in Dover and Foxcroft named 
Bobinson and suggests a stronger possibility that Great-Grand- 
father Crockett's father, Daniel (?) Crockett of Windham, may 
have been a brother of the Josiah and Captain Eobinson Crockett 
who migrated from lalmouth to Deer Isle in 1768 and 1785 respeo- 
tivelyl Bowerbfirk, where ia*s. Trevett said Great-Grandfather 
Crockett used to visit, is onlj' six miles north of Dover I 

In reply to a letter which I addressed to W* "Ridlon in 



tl^xii- to rralajsooo ©rfd" rjo d'oeqaof-' kI s^sXIi:'' rCaT©-. er?";^ svode 
©..■f;^ tut "niod sssw 9r{ nenw isri^tcsa sM riJItr afiw" ©-{q ;t£,r:d d-nanr 

nsaJ $vM I dtiiiOtaqB ia&tnBn 9rt>t",««.A ,:roeq80t^: nt b^-^iV Isi; 

-isea moil emoo svM j^^ Oi1:lft'-"-o;^ ijei-ielaT: 9vod>B iexi*oid 'leijlo 

no t-fttcst ;l'0s rp. ,.toBl s Bt *i Xli-t' I\.ori ILaKS ^ciqy js J-©v; afiw 

rf,t til ^ai'H'tL at.tft?Foo*5C- iB^^Svsa eiftw aisjll :tRclt ,09-98-881 eesai 

h0.rC*O:p. 0* b0*3X©f v;Ie:t'j5l.^emn!^ #0n et9w orfw d-aeqso's^r lo fwo'l Mo 

"to enoi^ 'xo rioa b xTt": b-^bnoon&b noeJ ov-jin 24^11 '^f^'" -^-® ylir^'ist 

■^-o SM?t»n! ©»iT---eXsI teacr to i^J-eiootO nosnicfo^^ ffi.s*qBL: io rfsiaot 

^■05 Q^JBq no boiovp 3.a lecJ^^I leui: nx. iari^ sm nbatatiit 'ie^*^ etii 

"hnsifg-i m^.'' 52?)- iQdi iilbnBt^^ t&^ im'^i 9&iain bldllBU^^T .31?^ 

-fens'sD-'^tsei' i^arf* ^^m.Wiasoq tegnof-ta b 3:^s0:?^3ua fins noantdpf' 

ttejIooT" noanxtfoi-. itl^i^qB':.- Bns ;{sieoi, »si& lo •jerftoicf s nso-i evmi 
-oeqgQT aSYI J&nB S5?I rxl ®XaT leeO: o:t rfJ-uOftlig'" motl bei&t^ybii orfw 

I'jovea 10 rfdfont B^Ii."! .•rIr ■'iln'j si ,*-t3i:\' oJ .i>esu f&ejlootC 
nt ftoXJbl'i .t" 0* J&eaa^TJJlJB I NoM»v ^rs*;t9l a oi Y,Xq0's nl 



325 

THg PORTIAiro SUimAY TELEGRAM ABTICLE 

3epte£Qber» 1916, asking if he could give me further inforioatlon 
than that contained in his newspaper artlole* I received a hrief 
statement » -written on the margin of nay letter, reading:- "I knoir 
nothing more than I published about the Crocketts"! As Elmer 
£• Crockett of Stonington advises me that the record of his fa» 
ily as it appeared in Mr. "Ridlon's article was taken chiefly 
from Hosmerl^s History of Beer Isle I assume that a similar pro- 
cedure was l^ursued elsewhere and that it is really a general 
summary of information obtained from sundry local histories, 

whose Yirriters had dug into the records of the Probate Courts, 

feature 
prepared as a special article for a Sunday newspaperl 

As I find a general and growing disposition among widely 
scattered members of the Crockett Mndly to refer to this arti- 
cle as an authority and, as their recollections of its contents 
grow more obscure, to ascribe to ±k it things which It does not 
say, I am going to copy It in full so that it nay be At hand for 
reference! The article, under the headings quoted on page 32S 
and photographic reproductions of the Coat-of-Anns and of old- 
time members of the family, is as follows:- 



"We take pleasure in presenting for the perusal of the read> 
er of the TSI^EG-MM this week an account of one of the earliest 
settled families in Maine and well represented in old Palmouth^ 
now Portland, during Colonial days by shipwrights and master 
mariners whose descendants, many of them, sailed on the mighty 
deep and **did business in great waters* ** 

From their settlement In New England where Thomas Crockett 
sat down in "old Kitterie" many of his descendants have "hugged 
the seacoast" and their environment had much to do in deterrain- 



v;Xl8Mo RBiiBi 3BW ©Xot^'i.s a*aoXbi?T .-s/ nl b&'tBQqqB *i es ^11 

-litB Bls-ii Qi i9l»i oi '{;XIin«'I i^^e>foo•sD erf;}- lo eiedtre.Tx feeied-cfiSos 
to ft SSO& ft f-f-oJWw asniff^ *1 *i oi sd'.tioaij o* ,cti.ioBcre e'sorn wo-sg 

-Mo *?:<» iJHG £WfT:A-'i:o-*^oO eiij 'to onolitouno'jqaT oMqatgochon'tT has 

;t?^eeiiiie &ri;.f "io ©.no "to ^m/ooofii nfi 3t9©w eM* MAfTv)aisr &iii to te 

♦if^jwomlfi'^ Mo ni i>a;ffroaf**jq©'x XX6«r Ijns enisvl at aeiXiTtsl fesIJ-jtsa 

•!!:e*?iJ5i.i feiis a;*/iSi'iwqM3 x-:S a\:3fc XslnoXoO j;nliu.b fbnBlito'^. won 

■•C^a'^tii erf* no l>©Ii?:3 ,.-ssri.:t to ^afire ,ainB&n©oael> saorfw sieniiati 

Kt9:-foofC a^tort? eiartw SruaXj^fil: wsl'' nl .trismeXiJee irerfJ (iot'-T 
&e^^ff" svfirl 3#fi£i»neoa9b airf to \^ni£: "ei'fo*i-i>: ^xo" «i rw/oi) c^se 
-ffifiTieS a.fc nx ^x, ci rfojjra feM isBntTOthms it&rii bn& "J-Gjsooses erf* 



326 

THB PORllASD SinsmAY TELEGKAM ARTICLE 

Ing thoir engployment. "Prom Kittery they removed to old York and 

thence to Taimouth* and from Falniouth to Deer Isle, Bockland, 

Vinalhaven, Thoraaeton and other Eastern towns, each generation 

contributing its quota of seafaring men, and many found a place 

of sepulchre amid the coral vaults of old ocean's subterranean 

cemeteries* Those who suirvived the storms and wrecks graduated 

in the school of old leptune where they were taught nautical 

language and became expert "yam spinners" when they left the 

sea. 

T^om their establishment as Inhabitants of Piscataqua 

Plantation the Crocketts have exhibited the peculiar national 

c 
characteristida of the Scotch. They have bean ccneervative, 

close-mouthed, self reliant, honest and truth loving. They 

followed their own lines of thought and their own way of doing 

things, and tradition says they had an ark of their own when 

the flood came and were under no obligation to Hoah* Invest** 

ed with a full stock of courage and invincible determination the 

Scotch proverb, "The stiff knee for the steek brae", fitted 

them well* 

With the Inherent thirst for knowledge peculiar to their 
Caledonian forefathers the Crocketts have been diligent readers 
and. were generally well informed. latterly many have had the 
ad\'£r.tages of education and polish of professional life. 

The surname Crockett is of Scotch derivation, but its sl^ 
nlflcanoe as a family cognomen is uncertain. Some writers ha^ 
assvused without any quoted authority, that the names Crockett 
and Crocker were the same, but I find no evidence for such con- 
clusion save the resen^lanoe in orthography. Crockett is 
Seotch, Crocker is Ingllsh. 



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v^erfi .gnJvoX K.-^yi^ fetrB ;tBeno.c{ ,^n£lX©'5 !tXea ,l>9r{;}-i.rom-csoXo 

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rerfw nrwo TieK* to ifts na i>firf v;9rfvt sciBs nofd-L&fit* i>fi.s .agniri* 

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&9;J^lt t^e^icf ;Is©;fa cjr-ct tot aenx ttl*a ecr" ,<3ri9rd*sq .dod-oo? 

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-^ila a;?-! d'u::f ,noi^BYltSi) ff3;t00'- to a/ c)-.t©:IoOTD sraBn'nra erfT 
nrasr qi^;^ itw emOc. .nifa^'^ienrty al tiBmosr^oo y,lbnBj & as 9on-EO.Etta 

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•xis iXgnr: si •xsjIooiH ,xfod-035 



327 

THE POHTIASD SUmiAY TELEGRAM ABTICLB 

In architecture the word "crocket" represents a carved or- 
naxnent like tent and clustered foliage used on the angles of 
canoplies, spires and pinnacles; hence, a building thus finish- 
ed is said to be "veil crocketted"; but the root of all such 
words nay be foxuad in "crock", a jar or pitcher, and crockery; 
l»nce a "crock of gold" or a "crock of butter". The word is 
also applied to the soot that gathers upon chicney backs and 
kettles. Crocket was derived from "croaker", a crow, and 
there are ravens in their coat of arras. 

At an early period of Scottish history there appeared a 
family named "Crock" and by them Crockston or Crokcton Castle, 
near Glasgow, was founded. I have thoiight that the Crocketts 
might have descended from this anoient sept* 

Beverend Satnuel Rutherford Crockett, the popular Scotch 
author, descended from a long line of peasant fanners, repre- 
sents the energy and self reliance of the TBOdern family of this 
name in old Caledonia, for against many discouraging influences 
he acquired his education by his zeal for knowledge and person- 
al exertion. 

Some of the Crocketts removed from their homes among Scot- 
land's hills during the plantation of trister in the north of 
Ireland and became thereby "Scotch^ Irish" without having a drop 
of Celtic blood in their veins; and off-shoots of this hardy 
stock came to Pennsylvania about 1718, when the great wave of 
instdgration from Ulster reached the American colonies. Of 
this branch of the family came the celebrated Col. David Crock- 
ett, eon of a John Crockett, whose grandfather and several of 
his children were killed by the Indians in Tennessee. The 
Scotch- Irish head of this family took up 400 acres of land in 



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{ainll sssdi ■^nlMltudi .© (©onari iselo&rtnl-ci bciB a«tlq-3 ,aeiX.ioxseo 

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bfis ,iiroio s j^-ssjifi^io" moil: J&svtiaJE) ssw .feioortC .aeXii^eii 

a.t.ts.>foQiO S)dt i&rJ td:^Qd^ «v«ri I .jbsJi)ni/ol sbw .wot^aaX'i i-asn 

-eiqei .sfamst #fTiSSBd^ to snfl gfioX b zionl bvbi^BOBBb ^tsxituA 
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•nol^iexe Xs 
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srlT .aeaseftneT nt nrtBlbnl eri* %:t5 beLli^ stsw neiMino alrf 

rtx bnnl to a^'ses 00 qjj jsfoo* xXifsuet airf* to fossii .r{siiT-fIo.too8 



328 

THE PORTTAKH SUHIAY TELEGRAM AH TICEB 

Penneylvania and this carried a pre-ei^tion right to 1,CX)0 acres 
more; but the /asiily BM)ved South and descendants are now nximer- 
ous in the Southern States* 

Col» David Crockett, the hxinter and member of Congress, was 
l)Om in Limestone, Tenn. , Axig. 17, 1776, and was killed at yort 
Alamo in Texas, March 6, 1836. He was the bravest of the bra-ve 
and his life written by himself abounds in quaint humor that 
would cause any man but an undertaker to laugh. He became an 
expert with the rifle when a lad and was a "dead shot" at mati«H 
ity. The story was told of a coon that had been "treed" by 
him, and looking down recognized him and cried out: "Don't 
shoot, colonel, and 1*11 come down as I know I*m a gone coon"; 
and thus the proverb. After a long search we have found a 
portrait of Col. Crockett, which acompanies this sketch. 

THB CBOCKETT rAMELIBS IS IJAISB 

The first person bearing this surname to fppecur in ^ew Eng- 
land was one Thomas Crockett, who came over In a ship called the 
Fled Cow as a servant of Capt. John M&son, owner of the Piscat* 
aqua Plantation, in 1635. According to court dispositions he 
was bom, probably in Scotland, as early as 1606. He received 
of AnJbrose Gibbons, ISason's agent, April 23, 1634, six pounds 
for his services at PortsnKJuth, where he had "3 weeks* diet" of 
John Pickering at a cost of 12 shillings. He received a gift 
of land from Thomas Georges in 1641. Signed submission of York 
in 165St, Els grant of land was on the east side of Spruce 
Creek in Klttery, since called "Crockett's IJeck". He was con- 
stable in 1657. He lived at Warehouse Point in Klttery emd 
his lands there were designated ai Crockett's Neck, Crockett's 



8se 

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329 

THE PORTEA IID SUim AY TE L EGBAM ABTICU! 

Cove, and Crockett *s Creek; the two latter names to the same 
locality at high and low watvr* 

North of the Neck there was an inlet known as Crockett* a 
Black Core. When he died in 1679, his widow named Ann, adminis- 
tered on his estate, and was married tefcre 1682 to Diggory 
Jeffreys of Kittery Point. She was living in 1712. His 
lands at Crockett's l^eck were divided among his eons and sons- 
in-law. Here, then, we find the Scotchman who became the com- 
mon progenitor of all who tear Ms 6xu*name in New England, sea1f> 
ed ty the seaide (seaside) in "Old Kitterie", and we may asstime 
with plausitility thAt he stfbsisted "by using the hoe and fish- 
hook from 1633 to 1679, a period of 46 years and when aged 73 j^ 
years. 

Thomas Crockett had a family of eight children of whom 
record has been found, and as these stand as the heads of nu- 
merous branches planted in ^ine as founders of ottr townships 
I mention them briefly. 

1* Sphraim Crockett, a son of Thomas and Ann, born in 
Kittery, in 1641, was a tailor by trade. He married before 
1672, Ann - — ^- and had issue. "Richard who settled in Exeter 
and Strattaro, N, H. , and whose wife was Deborah, daughter of ids 
that Andrew Haley, who was called the "King of the Isle of 
Shoals". Samuel Crockett, son of Mohard, was the ancestor of 
the three Crockett families in Gorharo, Me., of whom more pre- 
sently. 

Ephraim Crockett's will was drawn July 17, 1678, and the 
inventory of his estate dated Sept. 10, 1688. Ha gave Ide 
house, lands and salt marsh at Braveboat Harbor which he pur- 
chased of Captain Champernown for an inheritance to his eldest 



ess 

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; 5"^ Segs narfw Mb aisev 5* lo SoH©q; b ,9?3I o* CS5I rtioil :;ioarf 

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330 

THE POR TLAND BUITOAY TEIJ IGT^M ARTICIS 

son Ephralm. Gave eon Hlchard 40 acres Ijring near the "inaet 
way" and one cow. Gave to dauglitere zfeo each to be paid by 
Iphraim at death of his widow* liDsntions and confirms a piece 
of land on his father's "neck" assigned as marriage portions to 
Ann "Roberts and Sai^h Parrot. Joshtja Crockett, his brother, 
overseer of his will. Ephraim's Scriptural name was perpet- 
x;ated in the families of his descendants. 

2« Elihu Crockett, son of Thomas and Ann, deeded land 
in 1683, and was living in 1698. 

3. Joseph Crockett, son of Thocas and Ann, married Hannah 
— — and had a numerous family, probably four sons and six 
datighters, whose posterity is accounted for and their records 
preserved. iiide his will liarch 12 » 1713, in which he says: '^ 
"Por reasons best known to iiorself I bequeath to ray son Ephraim", 
etc. , a genuine "Crockett" expression. 

4. Joshiia Crockett, son of Thomas and Ann, married Sarah 
■Qriokey, daughter of Thomas Tricksy of Bloody Point, before say 
19, 1682. He died July 6, 1719, when his son, John Crockett, 
who married Msury, daughter of Hathaniel Knight of Scarboro, was 
mentioned; and this John was a shipwright in Ealmouth in 1748» 
Another son of Joshua, probably his namesake, married l&ry Biok- 
ford in Portsmouth, H. H. , Dec. 8, 1707. 

5* Hugh Crockett, son of Thomas and Ann, married Margaret 
-— « and had issue, ^rgaret, Samson, Ann and Elizabeth, born 
between 1698 and 1704. He had a grant of land in 1678. 

6. Thomas Crockett, son of Thomas and Ann, had grants of 
3and in York 1696, 1702, 1714. His son Jonathan, born in 
Portsmouth, F. H. , Aug. 2, 1717, married Elizabeth Itice of Kit- 
tery, April 26, 1739, and settled in Durham, H. H. , He and 



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^^ 331 

THE POPvTIAm) SUimAY TELEGBAM ASTICLB 

his eon, James Crockett, removed to Vermont about 100 years ago; 
and a grandson of James is Walter H. Crockett, now editor of tha 
laomlng Jourixal and Weekly watchman of Kontpelier, Vt. , also 
secretary of the Sons of the Revolution in that state. 

Of the daughters of Thomas, son of Thomas the pioneer, Mary 
narried Bartons Ann married William Roljertsj Sarah married 
John Parrot t of Portsmouth, and her daughter, ^ry, married 
Phillip Gammon* 

TEE CBOCKBTTS OP GOH HAM, ME. 

Samuel Crockett, son of Richard, son of Ephraim, son of 

Thomas, exchanged lands Itt Gorham for land at Ealmouth Foreeide. 

He was a shipwright. Wa« bom T^hruary, 1717, mairried 1738, 

Sairah, daughter Jonathan Cobb. Settled in Falmouth but removed 

to Gorham in 1775. He built the great, rambling two-storied 

house in 1760, which he sold to Parson Jewett, with 60 acres of 

land, Aug. 16, 1784, since occupied by Henry Broad, grandson of 

the parson, and still known as "the Broad plase". SitvAted 

on :^in street and removed some distance from the highway and 

approached by a circular driveway this exaugple of Colonial 

dwellings lifts its bold gables amid the foliage of stately old 

alms, and its great chimney is suggestive of the old-time fire* 


places and wide hearth stones j of burning f*r«log» and sputteiv 

ing apples. 

He had lived on the comer of Mddle and Plum streets. He 

married secondly Wb» Priscilla Jackran, daughter John Sweet of 

Iblmouth. She died Msrch 7, 1763, and he married, June 10, 

1763,, ^s. Mary, widow of Abel Whitney of Gorham. He was of 

lalmouth in 1754, and in Gorham, 1755. See picture. He died 






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332 

THB PORTLABD SUITOAY lEUIGBAM ASTICIE 

December 19, 1798, aged 82. Wife lSa.ry died 1794. They were 
"buried in the old cenietery at Gorham village* By first wife 
he; had Sarah» Betsey, and Susanna; "by second wife, Samuel, 
JIartha A., Docas, and Abigail. See History of G-orhanu 

Peletiah Crockett of Stratham, H. H. , 'bought half of a 
hundred acre lot in Gorhara, Me., then ITarraganaett He. 7, Ifey 
31, 1762. He also purchased in 1764 five acres of land on the 

northerly side of Crockett's land. He married Mary and 

had issue, Susanna, Phebe, Bebecca, and John. ^ry died Sept. 
25, 1791, ,and he married, second, Iislrs. Lucy Seirer, daughter ©f 
Joshua Hoberts, by whom Sunlce and Caroline. He lired on the 
"old Mttlloy place" near a brook. Numerous descendants. 

Andrew Crockett, brother of Peletiah, purchased Oct. 19, 
1764, the eastern half of the lot of one hundred acres, Ho. 26. 

James Crockett ©f the Gorham family, descended from Richard 

Of Stratham, H. H. , built the oM brick house en High street near 

married 
York street in this olty. Henecrtfedd Sarah Poor and their son, 

the late Leonard Crockett, born Aug. 4, 1816, was a draughtsman 
and well known coppersmith, who carried on an extensive business 
in Portland for many years, building the old fashioned fire en- 
gines worked by haxA and furnished the brass work for locomo- 
tives, steamships and lighthouses, being one of the two persons 
in Few England at the time who took orders for the manufacture 
of this class of metal work. 

Leonard Crockett was fond of home and a great reader of 
good literattire, invariably rising at 4 o'clock in the morning 
to feast his eager sdnd on thje works of Scott and Bickens. He 
was a man of great dignity but modest, shrinking from public 
notices reserved but a loyal friend. 



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333 

THE PORTIAM) SUHMY TBLSGBAM ABTICrg 

When settling his estate an out-lawed account of several 
thousand dollars against a responsible firm was found and so 
soon as a demand for payment was made it was honored. The 
menibers of the isusiness house reposed such confidence in his 
honesty that they did not question the accuracy of his books. 

yt, Crockett married in 1835, IVances E. Talbot, and had 
issue Jaioes and Bllen, now Mrs. Banning, who resides en High 
street. We present a portrait of Leonard Crockett which will 
be recognized as a true likeness by zoany old Portlanders who 
knew him. 

THE CROCKETTB OT VEER ISXE 

Josiah Crockett, descended from Thomas of Kittery, was an 
early resident of l^lmouth, now Portland. He removed to Deer 
Isle in 1768, and settled at a place since known as Crocketts 
Cove* He had 112 acres assigned to him and claimed other lots 
that were not surveyed and laid out for him. Ee was called "a 
queer man", but his peculiarities were not described. Time of 
his death unknown. Age not given. He had issue, Nathan, 
Sphraim and Sarah, and the first succeeded to his estate. 

Captain "Robinson Crockett, brother of the preceding, and a 
native of flalmouth, settled at Deer Isle in 1785, with a family, 
and remained till his death. Coming so late he was styled "a 
new settler", and was not entitled to grant of land. He had 
been a master mariner, sailing from Halmouth. Time of death 
unknown. Children: 1. Samuel, who lived in Prospect, Me. 
2. Bobinson, Jr. , who lived on Stinsone Heck and tended a saw^. 
mill of which he was part owner, but later removed to Little 
Deer Isle, thence to Brooksvllle, where he died about 1830 {7IEK) 






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334 

THE PORTrASD SUimAY TELEGBAM ARTICIg 

rising 80 yeeurs of age. His wife was a daughter of Thomas 
Conaway* 3« Joseph* removed to 8t* Andrews, n* B* 4* Blch- 
ard, who was father of Cpptain Levi B. Crockett of Stonington, 
Be* t ftnd for isany years owned a sawmill, and 5* Ephraim, who 
nwved to Bockport, Me» There were four daughters of Captain 
Bohinaon Crockett but their names have not reached ttse. 

The sons of "Richard were Hichard, Jr., of Bath, Me., Bufus, 
of Augusta, and later of Bath, a Captain in the Civil War, Levi 
B. , selectman of Stonington, Me., 1859 and 1860, 1874 and 1875; 
Tsas representative in legislature 1866. A master mariner mi. 
and merchant. A Baptist and a Democrat* He died in 1398, 
aged 84 years, 6 months. Sons of Levi B. Crockett, Courtney 
B*, a master mariner and merchant, 12 years member of the firm 
of L. £. Crockett & Son. A Democrat, deacon of Baptist Church, 
lost at sea 1884, from schooner J. H. Miller, between Deer Isle 
and Boston, aged 45 years, Gideon H. , son of Levi B., dzoumuer 
boy in Civil ^r, since a mariner, living in Stonington, lSe«, 
Willie H. , son of Levi B., carpenter in Portland, Hichard H., 
son of Levi B., yachtsman and captain in Searsport, lie* Daugh- 
ters, Wa» Kile Mian, Cambridge, lass., Hrs. B. K. Knowlton, 
Vinal Haven, He., ISrs. Prank L. Colomy, Stonington, Me., Mrs. 
Minor Cleveland, Hew London, H. H. , and ^^s. W. }£. Batch, Mai- 
den, Msiss. 

Elmer 1. Crockett, of Stonington, Me., son of Courtney B., 
has been selectman for Deer Isle, 1891, of Stonington, 1899 and 
1904, and town clerk since 1907, special deputy collector of 
customs district of Castino, 1894-8. His sister is Mrs. Williao 
A. Buckmineter, of Walcott, 1. Y. 

■Ralph H. Crockett, son of Gideon, before named, is a time- 



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336 

THE PORTIAtm SUimAY TEL EGEAM ARTICLE 

keeper for the John Pierce Con^jany, Mt. Waldo. Hie sister, 
lfS*8« Lettie Greenlaw, of Stonlngton, Me. 

CR0CKETT5 IB ROCKIAlfrD A!?D THOMHSTOH 

Jonathan Crockett, "born in Falinouth, now Portland, July 2, 
a 
1741, imrrled SlionAl "SoTDtins, January IS, 1765, one of the ear- 

l^' settlers of Bockland, died April 20, 1829, aged 88 years. 

These had eight children, named as follows: 

1. John, horn October 28, 1765{ married "Rehecca Blackington, 
January 51, 1789 j died in Rockland, 1807. 

2. Jonathan, horn August 24, 1768,' died October 6, 1775. 

3. lenjanin A., born April 26, 1771j carried Eunice Crockett, 
December 25, 1793}; died in Rockland, Me., March 3, 1813. 

4. SnOB, born IJovember 6, 1773 j died October 11, 1775. 

5. Otis, born July 21, 1776; died May 7, 1777. 

6. William, bom February 23, 1778; died April 24, 1798. 

7. Deacon David, bom l&rch 13, 1780j irarried Abigail Crockett 
January 26, 1804; naster aariner; died in Rockland, Me., June 
IS, 1854. 

8. Robert, born Deceidjer 5, 1782; riarrled Dorcas Holmes, July 
23, 1805; died in Bockland, August 31, 1849. 

9. George, bom July 6, 1785; died at sea. 

10. Slionai, born I?ov6iriber 9, 1788; died September 25, 1800. 

TIathaniel Crockett, brother of Jonathan, went from TTalmou-Si 
to Vinal Haven and thence to Ash Point, South Thomaeton, where 
he was one of the first settlers. He afterwards removed to 
Ohio where he died. He laarried Eunice Cooper and had issue 
as follows: 

George langtry Crockett, E. D. , of Thomaston, Me., who has 



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336 

THE PCTRTU in) SmPAY TELEGMH ARTICLE 

figxired eomewhat prominently in political affaire and hae pub- 
lished a took tliied (titled) The Plunderer* is supposed to tett 
a descendant of the Saount Desert or Hockland family. 
!• Lucy, h. Aug. 3, 1772; m. Katlianiel Enoery, and d. in Unity. 

2. Eunice, h. Peb. 17, 1775j m. Benjamin Crockett, and died 
in Ohio* 

3. iSirgaret, b» in Vinal Haven; ttu, Thomas tiendall, and d« 
in Ohio* 

4. Capt. David, "b. ~t m. Sarah Heard Dec. 29, 1800, and 

d. in Hew York. 

5. Thoaaa, m, Sally Godding Oct. 10, 1805; d. in Rockland Wfey 
18, 1816. 

6. Lydia, m. David Woorster of ^ew Hampshire. 

7. Capt. Jonathan, b. 1780; m» Catherine Ulmer liar. 3, 1803; 
d. in Hockland, June 12, 1851* 

8. Jane, b. June 15, 1786; m. Benjamin Packard, and d. at 
Ash Point, South Thomas ton. 

9. lathaniel, b. Dec. 26, 1787; d. at sea. 

10. Asa, b. Peb. 15, 1790; m. ffilriam Keating Jan. 1, 1817, and 
d. in Ohio* 

11. Enos, b. Apr. 16, 1793; m. Lydia 5&loon, Aug. 30, 1818; !lf 
2nd, Mrs. Leadbetter; removed to Lincolnville. 

12. J&ry, b. 1795. d. young. 

13. Capt. James, b. Apr. 9, 1798; m. Mary Haskell, Jan. 10, 
1822; removed to Ohio. 



George W. Crockett removed from Vinal Haven to Thomaston, 
m. Ann Lindsey of Pox Islands, removed to Rockland and d. at 
sea. Issue: Capt. Augustine W. , b* 1828; m. Harriet L* Hall 



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337 

THE PORTIAin) SUIIDAY TELBGHAM ABTICLE 

Aug. 10, 1849, and moved to Hockland* George H*,!?* H&r* 15, dL 
Aug. 19, 1834. iSaryE., b. Jtme 18, 1836. George H. , b. Jaiv 
30, 1838, d. at Hewburn, 1. 0. , Apr. 20, 1862. A corporal nrach 
esteemed "by Ms company. James A., b. Hov. 18, 1841. 

CBOCKETTS OP SAKBORT7T07?. H. E. 

John Crockett and David Crockett, "brothers, from Stratham, 
H. H. , removed to Saribcmton, where they settled permanently anft 
raised fanilliea. John was "born June 28, 1739; married ISiry 
Lane, daughter of Samuel and Mary of Hampton, 1. K. , and died 
^rch 15, 1817. She died Sept. 18, 1792. Children: ^ry, SA 
John, George, Samuel, Elizabeth, Ephraim and James* 

Pev. John Crockett, son of John, was a Baptist minister in 
Sanbornton from 1794 to 1833: a nan of great usefulness, hlghJy 
esteemed. His children were George W. , John, Hezekiah J., Jose 
eph, Samuel B., William S. , Eeniah S., Beniah S.2nd, Betsey J., 
and M&ry L. 

Dr. Kphraim Crockett, brother of the preceding, became a 
clergyman and was ordained in Grafton, IST. H. Meniber of legis- 
latxire two years. He died June 10, 1842. Six children, 
three sons* 

Hon. George W. Crockett, son of Rev. John, became a dis- 
tinguished man. He was a merchant in Boston from 1820 till 
his death Aug* 14, 1859, in his 70th year. He was a meniber of 
the city government as common councillor in 1843-4; member 
House Bepresentatives, 1847-1848; senator, 1849-1850; coro- 
missioner on banks and banking, meniber of convention to revise 
Constitution of Iifessachusetts, 1853; first president Bank of 
North America, 1850 till his death; one of the trustees of Mt. 



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338 

THE PORTIAin) SUITOAY TELEC-BAM ARTICLE 

Auburn Cemetery several years; one of the foxmderB of Beaton 
Academy of Music, organized in his house. See Boston Daily Ad- 
vertiser, Aug. 15, 1859. 

David Crockett moved from Stratham to Sanbornton, 5. H» 
Ee married Sarah Thompson, who died June 14, 1801. These had 
eight children, whose names and births appear in the History of 
SanTaornton. 

Mehitable Crockett, prohahly a sister of John and David, l/ 
born Jan. 23, 1757, married Moses Thon^son* 

Dea. George B. Crockett of South Paris, Mb., the well kncm 
manufacturer of small wooden wares such as etep- ladders, sleds, 
children's wagons, eto. ,» informs me that his grandfather, John 
Crockett, was a resident of Sumner and Hartford and was a sol- 
dier in the war of 1812, while his great grandfather, also nameA 
John, was a soldier of the Revolution, heing accredited to thA 
town of Buckfield, Ms. Further than this he is not informed 
concerning his family. A John Crockett from Casco Bay served 
in the Revolution. 

Linwood P. Crockett, Esq., the young lawyer of this city, 
is a descendant of the same family, through David Crockett, a 
mariner, who married an axmt of the late Hon. lelson Dingley 
and after his retirement from the sea settled in Danville, 228. 
His son, Ifelson Crockett, tbom May 25, 1811, married Lucy Doll^ 
who was "bom July 6, 1813» by whom there were ten children, and 
one of tlnem, Oscar Crockett, born Jan. 26, 1853, now living in 
Wesfbrook, married Flora Merrill (horn ^y 6, 1865) and is the 
flather of Linwood Crockett, Esq., of Portland. Of this branch 
of the family we have particular information but, as in the cast 
of others, our limited space will not admit of personal treat- 



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339 

THE PORllAKD SUIOJAY lELEGMM ARTICUB 



loent* 



Old Captain Crockett of Gorlmm was very austere in his cIj- 
sejrvance of the SaTsbath and ooul^ scarcely endure any of his 
townemen who were not equally abetemioue from secular employ 
ment, but at one time he neglected to consult his almanac, lost 
his reckoning, yoked his oxen and drove afield to plow; but 
when he discovered his mistake hastened to cover » while reproacSv 
ing himself unmercifully for his profanation of the sacred day. 
It is pertinent to say that he did not fall into the error a 
second time* 

This hero of the Hevolution was a man of the genuine old 
stan^ and continued to wear his Colonial costume of knee breech* 
es and long hose, broad waistcoat and ruffled shirt, as long as 
he could go from home. He was a man of concrete speech, who» 
idaen he answered "yes" or "no", did so with an eirphasis that 
left no doubt of his meaning and prevented any repetition of the 
question* 

miTIBL CBOCKSTT. THB CHAIBIQIKER 

We remember him well. He was one of the Gorham or Cape 

Elizabeth Crocketts, born in Cape Elizabeth, Me., Feb. 13, 1782, 

died Sept. 24, 1851. His wife born Aug, 4, 1785, died Oct. 6, 

1861. Eight children; married Olive Smith, daughter of Daniel 

Smith, 1st, of Phillipsburg, now Hollis, and lived in the Saco 

Valley, but it was said his wife moved so often that he did not 

know where to go when his dayfts work was done* He was one of 

the old-time chairmakers, known in early days as a "chairwright? 

t 
and his wares did not wear out — -in a lifetime. His lathe wiSi 






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340 

THE PO'RTLAim STJITOAY TBLEGEAM AHTICU! 

which he turned his chair stock, the poets and rungs, was a very 
prlraitive and simple machine cr device; it had neither shaft or 
■wheel. There was a spring- pole overhead, from which a leather 
strap, connected with a treadle upon the shop floor, acting on 
the "fiddle-drill" principle, caused the piece of chair stock 

to revolve hardly I But it turned toward and from the sun— - 

and Daniel Crockett, and holding his turning gouge ready he 
caught the stick when it revolved that way and so cut away the 
corners, but up went the spring- pole an4 away went the chair 
post from the would-be artizan. 

Col. Seldon Crockett, the famous landlord of the old Brom- 
field Tavern in Boston, was of this family. His wife if(wa.B an 
expert in the culinary art and many distinguished men were 
guests at her table. Her baked beans were so much admired that 
a party of Boetonians required the proprietor of a popular Hew 
York hotel to order a supply by express for their breakfast on 
a Sunday. At one time some of l&dam Crockett's guests declin- 
ed to eat her bread puddings, but when she had assured them that 
they were always made from fresh loaves, they were delighted 
with its excellence and always called for it when dining at the 
Bromfield llavern. She was a beautiful and brilliant woman, 
well adapted to preside at the table of such a house. Colonel 
Crockett came to Boston in 1844, and with his sons carried on 
the hotel business for many years. He was a genial, polite 
and entertaining gentleman of the old school fashion and manners 
and very popular with those who tarried at his hostelry. He 
died at Laoonia, IJ. E. , in 1898, leaving issue. See portrait." 



Thus ends the article except' that I failed to include at 

its beginning a sub- heading reading:- "iariners and Makers of 
S^lcal Instruments— 'The Stiff Knee for the Steek Brae*." 



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341 



IXTRACTS FROM THB TIBST CSHSTTS 

Of 

THE UNITBI) STATES 
Of 
AMERICA 



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342 



EXTRACTS yaOM THE fISST Cliirsus 

While digging for inforroation regarding Mother's "branch of 
the Crockett family in November, 1916, John H. Sullivan, Judge 
of the Searsport Binicipal Court, "Journal" Correspondent, and 
al^i^round authority on local matters, loaned we a printed copy 
of the "Pirst Census of the United States- — 1790— -Msiine" as 
puhlished by the "De/partment of Commerce and labor — ^Bxareau of 
the Census- — S. U. D. Horth, Director", and printed at the Goy- 
ernment Irlntlng Office in Washington in 1908, in which are giv- 
en the "Heads of Families at the Pirst Census of the United 

States taken In the year 1790 Maine "I In it are tabulated, 

imder the tovns and counties of their residence, the names of 
all Heads of families living In what is now the State of iSaine 
in 1790, the only additional details afforded being the mimbers 
Of members which their families contained, divided into four 
classes and arranged in four columns opposite the name of the 
family's head under the fotar general headings of ":Pree Whit© 

lilies of 16 years and upward, including Heads of Families" 

"Tree White ^les under 16 years"- — "Free White Females, includ- 
ing Heads of Families" and "Slaves" 'Of which last there 

were none within the limits of the present State of Maine at 
that time I In 1790, the present towns of Hampden, Winterport, 
Frankfort, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Searsport were all 
included in "Frankfort Town, Hancock Gotmty", which had been 
incorporated as the 70th town on June 25, 1789, and extended 
from the present Bangor te Belfast! 

The following extracts from the First Census are set down 
here for futiire reference:- 



S.M: 



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343 

SXTRACTS F ROE THE FIRST CEHSUS 

There vere in 1790,24 heaCe of f ami lies in the present 
State of Jilaine named Crocket, Crockett, and Crock! t, the divis- 
ion being 14 Croc kete , 6 Crock ette . and 4 Crockit e » They were 
distributed as follows :- 

Benjamin Crocket, Sliapleigh Town, York Ccimty, "l" 
Daniel Crocket, Bucktown PlBntation,Cuirib'd Co»l 

Ephraim Crocket, Gorham and Scarborough Towns, * 1 
James Crocket, " •• Cumberland Co,,l 

Jonathan Crocket, " " " 1 

Joshxaa Crocket, Jr., « »  i 

Joehtaa Crocket^ Jr. , « " •» 3 

Joeii'ua Crocket, Senior, •♦ » «» 1 

Palatiah Crocket, « « » 1 

Peter Crocket, no » 1 

Saimel Crocket, - » » » 1 

Samuel Crocket, Jr., w » » 1 

Bichard Crocket, Cape Elizabeth Town, C*bd Co. ,1 
Simon Crocket, IPTalircuth lown, Cumberland Co.,1 

MSIEL CBOCKETT . WIHDMH TOW, CUMBERIAM) CO. , 1 

George Crockett, " "1 

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Joeiah Crockett, Deer Isle Town, Hancock County2 
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I have assumed that the Daniel Crockett of 1!^ndham whose 
family consisted of "1", "1", and "S" was ray great- great- grand- 
father, and that the "1 free white male under 16 years" included 
therein was my great-grandfather Daniel Crockett — -whom the Tre- 
vett Family Record shows to have been born in Windham in July, 
1775, who married Anna Trtindy for his first wife and the widow 
Sarah (Staples) Trevett for his second, who used to visit Grand- 
father Crockett's and spin his "V'y'ge to the lorth" yarn when 
Tv<>ther was a girl, who died at George Crockett's December 6, 
1869, and who rests beside his first wife in the old cemetery 
at Prospect Marsh Village! The George Crockett of Windham is 
evidently the one whom A. J. Euston, the bookseller of Portland, 



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344 

EXTRACTS TOOl/I THE FIRST GEHSUS 

recently wrote me was mentioned in the History of Windham. 

Elmer 1. Crockett, the present Postnaeter at Stonington, 
Deer Isle, with whom I have been in correspondence, is a great- 
great- grands on of the Captain ■Rohinson Crockett who was living 
at Deer Isle in 1790, having coiae there from Falmouth, now PorV 
land, five years "before, his "brother Josiah having made a similar 
odgration In 1768, and hoth remaining residents of Deer Isle up 
to the times of their deaths I '' ^*' 



In 1790, there were "but three heads of families named 

Truruiy in all of what now constitutes the State of Maine and 

no one of those lived in "Frankfort Town, Hancock County" or 

"IsleTjorough Town, Hancock County" although there were tovr 

iBads of families named Dodge in the last- mentioned town, one 

of whom, "Rathburn Dodge, was probably the one referred to as 

"■Rethman" on page 144 and had a family at that time of "1", "1", 

and "1"« As previously stated, the three Trundys weret- 

Samuel Trundy, Deer Isle Town, Hancock County"3" "1" "7" 
Jno» Trundy, Buxton Town, York County, "1" — "1" 
George Trundy, Cape Elizabeth Town, C'bd Co., "3" "!?• "3" 

I have already, on page 144, expressed the opinion that 
Great- Grandmother Anna ("ariandy) Crockett was one of the numer- 
ous daughters of Samuel Trundy of Deer Isle, an opinion which 
is seemingly strengthened by the extract from Wa* littlefield's 
letter quoted on page 3041 



Although Great- Grandfather Edward Kneeland was living at 

Cape Jellison in what was then "Frankfort Town, Hancock County" 

Honorable 
as a protege of Captain Robert Hichborn in the year when the 

First Census was taken, I cannot locate him therein unless he 
may have been living with William Hichbom, whose family con- 



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345 

IXTRACTS TROM THE ITRST CIHSUS 

sis ted solely of "2 Tree White Kales of 16 years and upward, in- 
cluding Heads of Families" --- from which I infer that he was 
either a widower with one son over sixteen years cf age or that 
possitly he was a "brother of Hon. "Robert McKbom with whom 
Great- Grandfather Edward Kneeland was living and that the lat- 
ter, teing in hie sixteenth year and prohably more mAtired (ma- 
tured) by experience than n^st boys at that age, had been en- 
rolled as already sixteeni Eon* t^obert Hichborn was a man cf 
importance in the City of Boston and that he had not yet taken 
up his official residence at Cape Jellieon in 1790 is shown by 
the fact that he does not appear as a resident of "Frankfort 

Town, Hancock County" in the First Census although he died 

and was buried in the Cape Jellison Cemetery as "A Memiber of the 
Boston Tea Party" one or two decades later as related on page 
161 and referred to again on page 2071 

Sesldee the William Hichborn above mentioned, the only peF- 
Bon named Hichborn shown by the First Census to have been livii^ 
within the confines of the present State of liaine in 1790 was 
Hobert Hichborn, Jtinior, who appears as a resident of "Condus- 
keeg Plantation, Hancock County" and whose "family" consisted 
of himself alone, the description being "1", "— ", and " — "I 
"Conduskeeg Plantation" was of course the present Bangor which, 
although given its present name for the music bearing the same 
appellation by the "Reverend Seth Noble when it was incorporated 
as the 73rd town on February 25, 1791, still preserves the name 
"Kenduskeag" with great carel A study of History might show 
that this l^obert Hichborn, Jr., was a son of the Hon. "Robert 
Hichborn who brought Great-Graaftfather Edward Kneeland to Cape 
Jellison from Boston In (about) the year 1785, who was a member 



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346 

BXTRACTS roOM THE FIRS T CEKSUS 

Of "The Boston Tea Party", who rests in the old cemetery on 

and 
"The Cape" -(as do Great-Grandfather ad Grandfather Kneeland 

and many other meirfcers of our fanlly)-, and whose name seemed 

to them 80 good a one to "tie to" that her father and mother, 

aided and ahetted hy her Grandma, bestowed it upon Miss Frances 

Hiehborn Kneeland, a jroung lady not yet old enough to appreciate 

the reeponsihilities which it entails I 



The onlj'^ head of a family named Kneeland shown "by the Mrst 
Census to have heen living within the present State of Maine in 
1790 was David Kneeland of Otisfield Plantation, Ciimberland 
County, with a family consisting of "2", "3", and "2»I 



The Tirst Census does not show a single head of family. as 
living in "Frankfort Town, Hancock Coxrnty" in 1790, from which 
I gather that Grandmother Harriet Hiehborn (■Rendell) Fjieeland's 
father, Thomas ^endeii, did not move to Cape fellison from Thom- 
aston imtil after that date! Grandmother Kneeland' s grandfath- 
er, John Rendell, lived at 0wl*8 Head, near Rociland, which lat- 
ter city The Maine Register says was "Originally a part of Thora- 
as ton. Bet off and incorporated July 28, 1848, under the name 
of East Thomaston. Name changed, 1850," John Rendell had 
come to the American Colonies from a small town near London, 
England, in (ahout) 1750, "settling first in Salem, then in 
Bristol, saiss,, and later, after losing most of his property 
through the medium of "accoramodation'paper (all of which he re- 
deemed, however), on what is known as Owl's Head, near Rocklandt 
Me., where he purchased a 400 acre tract of land. During the 

♦**named Rendell, Randell, or Randall 



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347 

EXTRACTS FROM THE FIRST CEN SPS 

■Revolution he was taken from his bed at night "by an English 
press-gang and taken on board a British can- of- war to act as 
pilot* he being well acquainted with the adjacent waters. He 
never returned. The British clairaed that he was lost overboard 
off Monhegan and drowned. It was the general belief, however, 
that upon his refusing to take the vessel where the English com* 
D»nder wished most to inticiidate the inhabitants, he was thrown 
overboard. His granddaughter, although a mere child at the tin© 
well remembered the visit of the "redcoats" to Castine and Gape 
Jellison during the war of 1812-14, and took great delight in 
relating the circumstances to her grandchildren up to the time 
of her death on April 10, 1896. " 

The preceding quotation from Paragraph 508, Page 120, of 
"Seven Centuries in the Kneeland JTamily" (The Kneeland Geneal- 
ogy) , the author of which said of me on Page 125 while I was 
still a resident of Boston that he "has rendered most efficient 
work there for this book" scarcely needed to be enclosed in 
quotation marks as I wrote the original myself. ¥hat is more 
to the point is that the facte contained therein, to which ref- 
erence is also made on Page 193, were related tfi. me b£ Grand- 
motlMir Kneeland herself- — I can remember now how her eyes used 
to twinkle during the recital of these ftand other items of fam- 
ily history of which she was proudi 

According to the First Census, there were two heads of fa» 

ilies named Rendell living in "Thomas ton Town, Lincoln County" 

in 1790, the latter of whom was (presumably) my Great-Grandfatlv 

er Thomas Rendelli- 

James "Rendell, Thomaston Town, Lincoln Covmty"l" "1" "3" 
Ohomas Rendell,  " "2" "4" 

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348 

EXTRACTS PROM THE FIRST CEHSTJS 

on May 18, 1807, it is evident that her father removed from 
Thomaeton to Cape Jellison at eoine time during the ^seceding 
seventeen years! If, however, Thomas Bendell already had one 
eon over sixteen years of age in 1790, it "becomes apparent that 
Grandmother Kneeland must have teen a daughter by a second wife 
and as Mother does not think such was the case it would seem 
that the "Free White Male of 16 years and upward" included in 
Thomas Rendell*8 family in addition to himself was some relative 
or other outsider and not a seni Apparently he already had 
three young daughters I 



There were no heads of families named Heagan or Jellison 
living in "Frankfort Town, Hancock County" in 17901 There were 
no Heagans in the State for that matter — although there were 
several Je 111 sons I 



There were in the present State of l&ine in 1790, twelve 

heads of families naioed Junkins, as follows:- 

Robert Jxinkins, Berwick Town, York Coixnty "2" "2" "3" 

Sarah Jxmkins, Pepperellborough Town, York County, 3 X 6 

William Junkins, Waterborough Town, York County, 111 

Eunice Junkins, York Town, York County, 12 4 

Alexander Junkins, " " 2 2 6 

Hepsibath Junkins, » » 2 --- 3 

James Junkins, " " 2 3 4 

Joseph Junkins, " * 1 "-- 1 

Daniel Junkins, - » " 1 — 2 

Daniel Junkins, Jr., "  2 16 

Jonathan Junkins, " " 1 ,1 2 

Eliphalet Junkins, * " 116 

The D&niel Junkins, Jr> ,who resided at York, was probably 

Bertha's (my wife's) great-grandfather her Grandfather was 

Daniel Junkins of South Bei*wick and later, Iqtst Lebanon, Maine, 

-^ — but the data prepared by her mother on the subject is locked 

up in BrooklyBl In addition to the members of the families 



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349 
EXTRACTS FROM THE ?IR5T 0EHSU8 

Of the aljove "Heads of Families" there was living in the fandly 
of Robert Junkins of Beivyick someone who was not a member of hia 
family tut who is described only by the figure "l" under the 
heading "All other free persons" which should be added to the 
"four general headings" described on Page 342 and somewhat vfxM 
upsets my hypothesis regarding GreAt- Grandfather Edward Kneeland 
and William Hichborn as outlined on Pages 344-5- — ^I am writing 
this from notes made from the li-rst Census and not from the copy 
of the Census itself, which eacplains how I have overlooked the 
fact that there were five ruled columns opposite the names of 
the Heads of Families until nowl 



lliere were living in "Frankfort Tbwn, Hancock County", when 

the S'irst Census was taken in 1790 four heads of families named 

Staples, viz:- John, Miles, William, and Jotham StaplesI 

John Staples 's family consisted of "1", "4", and "3". 

laies Staples 's " " w »3»^ n.«^ « njn, 

William Staples '8 " • " "l", "3", " "1". 

Jotham Staples ♦s " ■• " "1", "2", " "5". 



Chever Kendall of "Barrettstown Town, Hancock County" was 
the only head of family of that name within the limits of the 
present State of Maine in 1790 who spelled his name with two 
"l*s" but there were three others who spelled it with only one 

"1" according to the enumerators! Chever Kendall's family 

consisted of "1", "1", and "3"! 



There was but one Porter living in "Frankfort Town, Han- 
cock Coxmty", in 1790 — or rather but one head of fandly of that 
name! That was "Robert Porter who, rightly or wrongly, I have 
assumed was the father of the Robert and Iphraim Porter who liv- 



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350 
IXTRACtg yROH THE TIBST CMSUS 

ed on the Felker place and the home place liere, respectlvely--- 
People married young in those days I Of course it mj "be that 
the Robert Porter roentioned in this First Census v/as lphraini*6 
"brother Rohert (Hlra*s father) "but as Hlra Porter probably -was 
not horn until the first or second decade of the nineteenth ceT> 
tury and as the Robert Porter mentioned in the ]Pirst Census al- 
ready had a family of "1", "4", and "2" in 1790, it seems more 
likely that he was the father of Ephraim Porter and his "brother 
Robert and that they were included in the figure "4" as given 
in the census enumeration! IJVed Porter told Mother and myself 
on June 16, 1907, that hie grandfather Ephraim Porter and Ephrar 
im's "brother Ro"bert were the original Porters in the "Porter 
District"! If he was right, then the Robert Porter mentioned 
in the First Census (assuming him to have been the father of 
these two) evidently did not live on either the Felker or the 
home place here on "Ihe Pinnacle", but d id live in some other 

part of the old Town of Frankfort which was long in Hancock 

County! Fred may have been wrong at that and the Robert Porter 
of the First Census, taken 127 years ago, may have lived right 
here on "The Pinnacle"! Who knows? 



There was no one named Smart living in "Frankfort Town, 
Hancock County" in 1790! The present William Dana Smart (the 
W« D» Jr. of my boyhood) informs me that his grandfather and 
grandmother, '&• and Mrs. Ephraim Knights Smart, came here from 
Uew Haa^shire shortly after they were married and that, as his 
grandmother was bom in 1791 (?), the date of their arrival here 
was probably aroxind 1810! Iphralm Knights Smart was killed at 
his sawmill in back of what is now the Allan Colcord place in 



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351 

EXTRACTS imOM THE FIRST CENSUS 

(about) 1832. His large fatnlly, which then lived in a house 
well in from the Moxmt Sphraim road and near the mill in which 
he met his death, later resided in the house now owned and oc- 
cupied "by Timothy Porter- — about half-way from here to the vil- 
lagel William Dana Smart, Senior , the present William DJs 
father, who died of pneumonia in 1896, bought the place where 
!&•• Smart now lives in (about) 1845, Imving been aided in doing 
so by money loaned by his brother Ephraim,and himself erected 
the buildings which now stand thereon! 



In 1790, there was but one head of family named Garr in 
all"Frankfort Town, Hancock County*! His family was composed 
of *1*, "S", and "1", and his name was William Carr! I have 
assumed that this was the Carr who formerly lived where Webster 
K. Staples does now-- -before the place became the home of Job 
Larrabee and famous to succeeding generations as the scene of 
••Job*s Serenade"! 



There were in "Isleborough Town, Hancock County" six heads 

of families named Coombs , one of whom was Fields Coombs for 

whom Fields S. Pendleton* s father evidently was named- — and also 
twelve heads of families named Pendleton! I am still speaking 
of the First Census of 1790! 



Rettirning to the "Frankfort Town, Hancock County", of 1790, 
there was no one in town named Bcwen at that time but there were 
a half dozen heads of families named Grant, among them Gooding 
and Andrew--- names which appear to have been handed down to 
their descendants as Aunt Ruth Crockett married an Andrew Grant 



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352 

EXTRACTS ¥ R0}£. TEE y rR ST CBSSUS 

who wae the son of an Andrew Grant the present City Treasurer 

of LoMrell» Iftiss., still hears the naine as Andrew Grant Stiles! 
Mother also used to know a Gooding Grant- — lie had a store at 
Prospect I^rsh Villgge for many years--- who •rm.B probably the 
son or grandson of the one given in the First Census! 

Pendletons, Mchols's, and Nickerscns were not as numerous 
in 1790 as they have since become — - In that year there were 
l>ut two heads of fandlles of each of these names within the fa3> 
flvmg boundaries of "Frankfort Town" although, among the 169 
families comprising its population, there were represented 
practically all the names which we look upon as those of old- 
time families hereabouts today! 



Searsport» 

li&ine, 

4/1/1917. 



8310^ lAOXJTOTBIH TOIOTBICT J?aTHO*T 



1 353 

POINT ER DISTRICT HIS TORICAL KOIES 

"The Pinnacle", 

Searsport, 6/l6/07. 

Yved Y/. Porter called here this afternoon, and. in response 
to inquiries from IJbther and myself, gave us the following facte 

The original Porters in the "Porter District" were--- 
Rober t Porter , whose house stood on the cliff- like ledge in 
wh^at we now call the "Pelker Pasture", and some two hundred 
jrards south of the 110. 7 -(Porter District)- Schoolhouse, 

and 
Ephraim Porter , whose house stood on the site of the one in 
which Father and Ijlbther have lived since we m.oved here on No- 
vember 1st, 1876, when I was just past six years of age. 

The "ell" of the house in which we now live - (when the 
rest of the "we" are here)- v/as, or is supposed to liave "been, 
Ephraim Sorter's original house, though it has "been renovated 
on sundry occasions. The old "ms,in house" occupied the site 

of the present one and is supposed to have "been of the same 
dimensions. 

Ephraim Porter, Sr. , had five cMldren, viz:- Ephraim, Jr^ 
Wilmoth, Ira, llriam and Sarah Jane. I don't know the order 
of their "birth. Fred W. Porter -(our informant)- was the 

son of Wilmoth Porter and ac was "born in the old "main house" 
alluded to ahove in November, 1839, and lived there until he 
was four years of age, up to which time his father -(V/ilmoth)- 
occupied the old "main house" and his Uncle Ira -(V/ilmoth's 
■brother)- the "ell". 

At about this time Ephraim Porter and his sons - (Ephraim, 
Junior, Wilmoth, and Ira)- bought an additional one hundred 
acres of land lying in the valley and on the slope to the west. 



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2 354 

POP.TEP. DISTRICT HISTOP.ICAL ITOTES 

south-west and northwest of Ephraim's (original) holdings, this 
new acquisition "being covered with the primeval forest. 
Ephraim, Sr. , -(and Ephraim, Jr., (?)-)- tuilt a house where 
Nathaniel LarraToee was $vtce Tourned out and where Fred Small 
now lives in "buildings erected -(about 1896)- "by Gove Hammons 
or his sons. Here Ephraim, Junior, went to live. Wilmoth 

built the house in which he lived for Liany years before moving 
to the village and which is now occupied tj Edmund Kennard 
Blake and family---- the house in the valley, nearly west of 
ours and on the knoll some one hundred and fifty yards north- 
east of the "Eig Rock" in the brook (where I learned to swim) 
just below the confluence of the brooks from licClure's Pond and 
Bowen's Pond, or swamp, the latter having its source scmev/here 
to the north-west cf the Pike Hill on land formerly belonging 
to either the Cunningham or V/est place but now owned and occu- 
pied by the Ames brothers, William and Edmund. -(ITote:- This is 
an error. This brook has its source on either the old Towle 
or Albert Jilatthews place, both of whdch are now owned by Cap- 
tain Charles Gilkey. FE.K. 9/5/I6)- 

Ira remained on what to them was the "old place" and on 
which Father and Mother now live. Ira continued to live here 
until Eather bought the place from his (Ira's) son-in-law, 
Iffelvin II. Whittum., in 1876, but in the meantime -(probably 
prior to 1850)- he hiad sold the old "main house" to "old man" 
Wallace -(father of the John and Isaac of my day)- and replaced 
it with the "main house" of my time, in which Eather and Mother 
live at this writing. This house is often laughingly said to 

be made of "the best lumber wiich the State of Faine afforded", 

-(Ira's)- 

the inference being that because of his .connection with the 

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PO'R'IEB DISTRICT HISTO"RICAL ITOTEg 

saw-mills owned "by Ms father, brothers and himself , and which 
were located in the valley to the west, he did not fail to avaSl 
himself of the opportunities which he enjoyed of selecting the 
"best from large quantities of lumber, all of which was good . 

"Old man" Wallace moved the old "irain house" to the vil- 
lage and located it at a spot near the shore and just west of 
what is now called "I^tosman's Tield", now used as a "ball-ground, 
etc.. Here it stood for some years until, one T'ourth of 

July, the "boys "burned it up. 

To go "back to the Porters:- 

Ephraim Porter, Sr. , and his three sons, "built tv/o saw- 

mdlls — -one on the "big "brook -(Note:- In the old days this 

stream Vi^as called "Half-wa^"- Creek", presuma"bly "because of its 

"between 
"being half-way tsaxxi Prospect liarsh Village and Belfast when 

they were adjoining towns. It is so referred to in ?/hittum's 
deed to Father for his present farm. P. E. K. 9/5/I6)- al- 
most directly west of Small's and under which I have often 
fished as a very small "boy, and the other on the McClure Brook, 
a"bout a quarter of a mile a"bove the "Big Pock", the wooden work 
of the dam of v;hich and whose flume I also remem"ber to have 
seen. -(ITcte:- It was in order to insure a sufficient flow 
of water for this latter mill (or "both of them) during dry 
weather that the Porters "built the dam whdch remains at the 
foot of SiicClure's Pond to this day, and "by means of which the 
surface of the pond could "be raised several feet. When it was 
necessary to use this additional supply of water it was Pred 
Porter's duty to go up through the woods, morning and night, 
to open and close the gate which regulated the flow. On these 
occasions he took his gun, there"by making a partial diversion. 






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POUTETR DISTRICT HISTQT^ICAL ITOTES 

at least, of one of the labors of the day. The privilege at 

this point now "belongs to the Iferrills or Trundys (?) -crho 

own the mill on Opeechee Stream at Searsport Village, now "being 

operated by "Ferd" Trundy and his son Storey Ifether tells me 

that "Perd's" real r^rae is Alfred Emery Trundy, that he was 
named for his cousin, Alfred Emery Mckerson, the latter' s 
mother- old Emery's mfe- having "been Abigail Eames, a sister to 
the "old -Jake" Eames of my "boyhood and of Levi Trundy' s wife — 
"Perd's" mother. F. E. K. 9/5/I6)- 

In these two mills they (the Porters) proceeded to manu- 
facture not only the lum"ber cut from the one hundred acre tract 
referred to a"bove, "but that of others. At this time there 

were six saw- mills on the "brook "between I/lcClure's Pond and the 
Bay — the two a"bove mentioned; one on the ..ark Colcord place 
(where Colcord' s son was killed and from grief over which I/3ark, 
Senior, "became insane); one in "back of the old I.'ahoney (Ashley 
latchell) place; the one now standing where Ijlain Street crosses 
Opeechee Stream and owned "by the Llerrills -- or Trxmdy's (?); 
and one which stood near Steamboat Avenue and just a"bove the 
old "breakwater. This last is the one in whdch Hira Porter "be- 
came interested after trading places with l/Iichael Eelker and 
the remains of which were sent up in smoke "by "the "boys" one 
"Mght "before the Fourth" some ten years since. 

When Ephraim, Sr. , (or -Jr.?) "built the house on the spot 
where Snail lives now there was no road up through the valley 
and he had to come up the Mount Ephraim Poad - (which Father iK 
tells me was laid out a'bout one hundred and ten years ago)- . 
Jo"b Iarra"bee doesn't seem to have "been/particule.rly o"bliging as 
a neigh"bor and on one occasion "bought a strip of land west of 



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POETER DISTRICT HISTORICAL ITQTES 

the llount Ephraim P.oad and tuilt a fence from the road to the 
brook and acros s the roa.d used "by Ephraim. "One cold, dark 
night", a gang of men tore down the fence and thjrew every in- 
dividual piece thereof into the stream, so the effect of Job's 
labors was lost. 

At another time the men in the district v/ere at work on 
the road. Job and Wilmoth Porter got into a row. Wilmoth was 
sitting astride of ""ob when the latter managed to pull ^Imoth's 
head down and bit a hole through his ear. Ira came up and 
batted Job over the head. YTien Job got up he went home, say- 
ing there were "too many Porters for him". T^ed W. says this 
is one of his earliest recollections, seeing his father come to 
the house where we now live to doctor his ear, the sight of the 
blood having impressed it upon his youthful mind. 

Robert Porter had a son named Hira who vtb-s a cousin to 
Wilmoth, therefore Robert and Ephraim, cr. , were brothers. 
Hira had his father's place, evidently, and eredted the build- 
ings which were burned in April, 1899, just before father bought 
what we call the "Pelker Parm", and which adjoins the place 
bought of Whittum (in two parcels) on the north. Sometime in 

the early fifties (probably'- about 1854) Hira Porter "swapped" 
places with Michel Eelker, who at that time was livingon what 
is now known as Steamboat Avenue at Searspcrt Village and work- 
ing at his trade as a ship- carpenter. After moving;!^ to the 
village Hira Porter became interested in the saw-mill next the 
Bay, as before mentioned, while lilr. Pelker took up his resi- 
dence on what we now call the"Eelker Place" and continued to 
reside there until the time of his death in 1897. Some few 
years previous he had, however, deeded the place to his son. 



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POET EH LIS TRIG T HIS TgP4CAL__g0jES 

Herbert H. , lay whom the deed to Father was made, though the 
transaction really was Pelker to George A. Bowen, and Bowen to 
Knee land. 

THE S TAPLES PLACE. As far as I can learn, the first set- 
tler on what is now known as the staples "lace was a man named 

Carr father of "old" Henry Carr who lived at the village the 

latter part of the last century (say in 1890, about) and who 
was reared there. Carr seems to have sold direct to Job Lar- 
rabee, who lived there many years and reared a large family. 
Somewhat late in life -Job took unto, himself a second wife (this 
marriage furnished the theme for Jim Blake's "Job's Serenade") 
but the venture not proving a success and having cost Job a 
pretty penny financially, „the place passed in to the }i hands of 
Job's brother-in-law, Levi Trundy, ("Perd's "father/) by whom it 
was deeded to my uncle, Nelson Panno Staples, when he bought it 
about (or just prior to) the year 1875. Ifother says they 

-(the Staples's)- moved over here in llay, 1875, just after Kitty- 
was born. I know Uncle I^elson was living there when we moved 
from Grandfather Kneeland's old place -(now owned by Levi 
George)- to what was known as the Piper Place, and later as the 
Steele Pla.Ge, in December, 1875, as I remember his driving us 
across the Gould Meadow in the old green pung. Uncle Helson 
died in Tune, 1905, a short time after I got home from 1/Iexico A: 
that year, but it is still the "Staples Place", as his son, 

Webster K. , lives there at this writing. 

P. E. K. 6/16/07 

The above (or the original thereof) with the exception of the 

remarks inserted as "Eotes", aacx a tg JkAAatja and a few immaterial 

words which T have added in making this copy was written on 



***Dld it? If.D.Snart told me in February, 1917, that ^ob*B 2nd 
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June 16, 19C7, the day on which Fred Porter gave Fother and 
myself the information regarding the Porters, etc. The "Note" 
at the "bottom of Page 3 referring to the dam at the foot of 
lijcClure's Pond, as \7ell as the addition v/hich I am going to 
copy telow on this page, was written in November, 1915, while 
I was in Searsport,and was sent to Kit to copy in time for her 
to incorporate it in the copies which she made last Pall. 

P. E. K. 9/5/I6. 

THE STAPLES PLACE (continued) 

One of the many evidences of Joh's handiwork which may 
still te seen on the Staples Place are the remains of the dam 
which he Touilt at the foot of his meadow for the purpose of 
"devilling" his great and good friend, Oilman Piper, who lived 
on what during the last generation has "been known as the Steele 
Place, where he carried on the business of manufacturing va- 
rious articles of fxzrniture, such as tables, "bed- steads, and 
cabinets; a.lso steering-gear and tree- nail- plugs used in the 
ship-building of that day, in the old irill which still stands, 
and on the surface of 7/hose mill-pond Pred "il'/'hittum and I used 
to put to sea on a raft in the summer of 1876 — -always taking 
care, however, not to drift into the range of vision commanded 
by I'-iOther from the pantry window. 

It was Job's custom when he felt particular Ij-- well-dispos- 
ed towards his friend Oilman, to hie himself at the beginning of 
a busy day to the dam at the foot of his meadow and close the 
gate. This done, the flow of water would be shut off for 

hours, until the entire basin now represented by the meadow, 
had been overflown. As it is not only true that "the mill 
will never grind again with the water th^t has passed" but that 
it can't grind (or turn) with the water that doesn't come, it 



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is presumed that on such occasions dilraan ground his teeth in 
more or less impotent rage. Tt must have teen pleasant to 
have a kind-hearted neighbor shut off one's water supply in the 
morning, not forgetting to re-open the sluice-gate at night so 
as to "be ready to repeat the process next day. Whether these 

performances of -Joh's liad anything to do with "Uncle" C7ilman's 
occasional sprees I know not, "but it does not seem, unlikely. 
Y/ith the exception of the gate, the woodwork of this dam was 
still intact when I was a small "boy. The foot- log still re- 
mains (1915). 

Local tradition say^ that in an effort to prove to ^ot 
that "one good turn deserves another", Oilman arranged to tuy 
from Ira Porter a triangular piece of land across which Jot was 
accustomed to drive to the Ivlount Ephraim "^.oad, in order to pre- 
vent his crossing it, "but the transfer never was compile ted. 

As I write this last (in Koveniber, 1915) Fother informs me 

that the legs of the extension dining- tat le, standing under the 

looking-glass in the kitchen, v^ere turned ty Gilman Piper in 

his mill, and that the tatle was made, or put togetherjjf, ty 

Tyler Crockett, from whom "father t ought it in 1869. Ifether 

also has a small stand which was made in '"Oilman ^^iper's mill. 

-(This is the end of the addition referred to at the top of )- 
(the previous page. 'FEK 9/5 /l6 ) 



While I am on the general sutject of the Staples Place, 
with its reference to Jot Larratee,! am going to include so 
much of "Jot's Serenade" as the present V/illiam D. Smart could 
rememter when he tried to recall it for me in either the Spring 
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says:- "Serenaders met at Jo"b Larratee's tonight l/Iet with. 

cool reception, vn.th costs of ahout llOO.OO". I assume that 
Father ■pro'bs.'bly wrote this on the evening of the next day, afte r 
the Justice of the Peace whom the "boys used to irreverently re- 
fer to as "Pish-lDelly" Sawyer had "taxed" I^lark Ward and the 
other prime movers in the festivities what he considered a fair 
price for their sport. Both James Blake and "Old Ifem" Y7allace 
"burst into song over the event. George Bowen says that of the 
two efforts V/allace's carried the more "punch". I have tried 
to olDtain Wallace's version for the purpose of preserving it 
for an admiring posterity, "but without success. I remember 

hearing Jim Pelker recite it and that one verse ended with 

"Jo"b thought Hell loose had hrokeni " Blake's effusion, or as 
much of it as J/ir. Smart could remember, was as follows :- 

JOB L ARBABEE'S SEREMDE 
By James Blake 



JoT) larra'bee was a widower 

But tired of single life 
lijarried life he did prefer 

And sought again another wife 

Sought, and seeking he did find 

A woman pleasing to hJ-s mind 
She gave to him her heart and Imnd 

And Ms "become hj.s wife 
Bound are they fast in wedlock's bands 

To jotirney on through life 

Some youths they heard 

The trick that he had played 

Together they did congregate 

Him for to serenade 

With thundering trumpet and tooting horns 

The music to his ear was "borne 
It seemed as if the Bem^on's legions 

Had "burst the verj^ gates of hell 
And left the sulphurous regions 

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JOB lARRABEE'S SEREMDE-- cont'd 



JoTd hes.rd the noise and saw the crov/d 
And wildly gazed aljout 

- {l^, Sni8,rt couldn't reneinber the 
"balance of this verse )- 



IText day Job sought the aid 
Of "both constalDle and law3rer 

And all who did him serenade 

Were "brought "before Judge Sawyer 

And each condemned wa.s "by the Court 
Dearly to pay for that night's sport 



(When Lr. Smart dictated the a'bove to me he mentioned the ) 
(fact th^t Liark Ward, at least, v/ho then answered to the gen4 
(eral description of'a gay young "blade", was whollj'' una"bash- 
(ed when haled to Court and, expecting to "be fined, exhi"bit- 
(ed the "roll" with which he had provided himself for the 
(purpose of satisfying the anticipated decree of the Court. 
(It was pro"ba"bly due to this circumstance that Judge Sawyer 
("taxed" those who were found guilty of participating in the 

("send-off" to Jo "b and his "bride somewhat heavily when the 

(character of their offense is considered. P.E.E. 9/5 /l6. 



(•Tbsto verses of "old Ii&n" Wallace's version appear "below. i)- 
( -g'.l.K, 4/1/1917. ) 

Come all ye wild raiders 

And bold serenaders 
And list to tlie story I tell 

How twenty- two in number - 

Woke Job from his slumber 

His thoughts to the regions of hell 

But one wretch more vile 

Than the rest 
With power and vengeance swore 

The words of damnation 
Brought each to his station 

In front of Jo"b Larra'bee's door 



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"The Pinnacle", 

Searsport, Sept/3,1916. 

The following inforciation regarding the Kane's Pond - West 
Neighborhocd section of Porter District was furnished rae today- 
Toy George Andrew Bowen, while he was calling on us. 

George's great-grandfather, Samuel Cunningliam, used to 
live at Searsport village on or near the site where now stands 
what is known as the Mosrnan House -(formerly the property of 
James Mbsman)- which has in recent years "been occiipied Isy P. A. 
Hye, the undertaker, "but is now vacant. He ran a co'b'bler's 
shop. A man named Kane lived a little alsove the head 

of Kane's Pond, just "beyond the bottom of the gully and near 
the old and unused road "by which we "boys used to "cut across" 
when we went to l/iaple Grove Campground on foot. His farm com- 
prised -(probably)- about one hundred acres, as it extended from 
the "West" Hill on the ea,st to what in my day was Ben. IFicker- 
son's on the west, and north to and including what was later 

Eleazer (?) Mckerson's Del's father's place. This man 

Kane and Samuel Cunningham swapped places in the same manner as 

they might have swapped horses no writings liaving been given. 

At the time of the trade George's grandfather, William Cunning- 
ham, was probably a very small boy, and as he bought a farm of 
hds o^'m in about 1831, before he had reached his majority, the 
date of the exchange between Kane and Ctmningham was probably 
about an even hundred years ago, or in 1816. 

Samuel Cunningham spent the balance of his life on what 
had formerly'- been the Kane but had now become his farm, having 
erected thereon a new and better set of buildings near the or- 
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cellars of Tooth the Kane and Cunningham houses Koy gcai kK sbxkk 
are still visible. Here Samuel Cunningham reared his family, 
consisting of two "boys, William and James, and two daughters, 
Nancy and Eliza, who married James Hs,rriman and David Colcord 
respectively. The ""boys" were the "Uncle" V/illiam and "Uncle" 
Jim of my "boyhood, while Hancy is remembered as "Aunt Nancy" 
Harriman, who spent all of her married life v/here Horace RobhiiB 
now lives. David Colcord and his wife lived at Bog Hill. 

After Samuel Cunningliam died his widow married Peter West 

therefore Peter's son, Alvin West, was a half- "brother to 

William and James Cunningham. Samuel Cunningham's heirs sold 
what had "been his farm to Jonathan Ames, father of "l!o"b" and 

John Ames who later lived at Sear sport village, and a,lso of 

v/hom. 

three daughters, Ann, Eliz-a, and Sarah, the last cf^^ff^'S^is 
now the wife of Ivlial Sargent. The place passed from Ames to 
Clark Nichols and still reras.ins in the family, it now "being 
owned by his two sons. Captain Daniel Nichols and Captain Mel. 
Nichols, retired ship-captains of Searsport, Ife. , and Seattle, 
Washington, respectively. It was "bought "by Clark Nichols to 
serve as a wood- lot at a"bout the same tim.e that he, in company 
with Stephen and Henry Pike, "bought for the tim"ber thereon what 
was called the Houston Lot, which included what we now call 
Father's and George Bowen's "Bog Lot", and the Joshua Nickerson 
or Charles Curtis Lot next to it, these last two comprising a 
hundred acres and having been divided in the late "seventies", 
at the time v/hen they were purchased by Father and George, and 
"Uncle Jim." Cunningham, respectively. Stephen -(Ed's fa,ther)- 
and Henry Pike were brothers. George thinks they were born 
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father lived there "before them he is certain as he remerribers 
seeing "Uncle Henry" Pike's mother — -a little, dried-up old 

woman when he was a small "boy. It would seem proTDa'Dle, 

therefore, that "Uncle Henry" and Stephen Pike's father v/as the 
original settler on what we now call the Stickney place, it now 
"being owned "by "Uncle Henry's" nephew, Edward S. Stickney. 

Shortly "before Samuel Cunningham's son William -(George's 
grandfather)- "became of age he "bought of a Ws* Blaisdell, who 
George says owned a considera"ble tract of land extending up 
through this section, the fifty acres of land which from that 
time was known as the William Cunningham farm. Because of his 
still "being a minor he h^d to have the deed ma,de to his father. 
Here he "built a "barn in 1852 and a house in 1833. That he 
built well is attested "by the fact that now, eighty-odd years 
after, the "buildings still stand and afford a very comforta"ble 
home to Her"bert H. Pelker and his family, the present owners of 
the place, Her"bert having "bought it of George Bowen shortly 
after the "buildings on the old Felker farm were turned in 
April/ 1899. On this farm Y/illiam Cunningham spent the whole 
of his mature life, devoting much of his time to ship-carpen- 
tering, however. Here he reared his family and here he died 
in the la,te "seventies", his widow, "Aunt I'lary" Cunninghiam, 
whom I remerrroer as a very earnest Spiritualist, ha.ving survived 
him a"bout ten or a dozen years. 

It was on the "i/Villiam. Cunningham farm that George Bcwen 
spent nearly forty of the first years of his life, until he 
"bought the Amos Ellis place and moved to the village in 1896 (?) 
George had been "born in the house "belonging to his grandmother 
Bcwen for so ma/riy j'-ears , at the village, but has father dying 



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going to Ifessachitsetts to work 

when "he was six rronths old and his mothei^ while he v/as yet a 

A 

small boy, he was "brought up "by his grand- parents, for whom he 
in his turn cared in their declining years. His father, Wil- 
liam, and his uncle, Andrew Bcwen, fcr the last cf v/hom George 
was named, were lost at sea from the Barque "David ilickels" on 
September 17 (?), 1857, when they were aged 22 and 20 years re- 
spectively. William- was captain and his brother Andrev/ his 
first mate. The crew afterwa.rd said that both captain and 
mate fell from the bow-sprit while spearing porpoises but this 
explanation v^'as locked upon as a lie- kely story, the general 
assumption being th^t there was a mutiny on board and that both 
captain and mate hjad been its victims. 

The West Neighborhood was so-called for its first settler- 
proioSLbly the father of Enos, Joshua and Samuel West, who are 
the first V/ests that George remembers. In ad.dition to these 
three brothers there was a Peter West who lived on the place 
now owned and occupied by Alvin and Sarah (Porter) Vfest's son- 
in-law, Warren Nickerson, who had married Samuel Cunningham's 
Y/idow, and who was probably a cousin of Enos, Joshua and Samuei 
Enos' West lived on the place now c\vned and occupied by Edmund 
Ames J Joshua on the place across the old road from Edmund's and 
which is now owned by "Del" Eickerson -(David's brother--nct 
Red- headed "Del")-; while Samuel lived on the place now owned 
by V/ill Ames. 

William Cunningham's younger brother Jam.es -("Uncle Jim")- 
lived for a time at Searsport village on the place now owned by 
Storey Trundy, but while yet a young man, bought the "Sam" YIest 
place from Samuel West. The only road into the West Heighbcr- 
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ture -(seme of the olfi "corduroy" may still "fce seen where it 
crossed the swampy land 'hy the "brook)- xp and up through the 
lands of Joram WichAls -(the present Daniel ivl.--»l.:el' s" — father) 
to the Llount Ephraim road "but the present highway which leads 
past HerlDert Felker's and -(at thiat time)- up over the Vfest 
Hill having "been opened, and "Uncle Jim" wishing to erect his 

dwelling near the ma,in road which the "Sam" l/Vest place did 

not now touch — he arranged an exclnange with Enos West under 
which he received seme seven and a half acres from the southern 
end of Enos's farm -("Uncle Jim's" ".ji"b piece")- which "bordered 
on the new road, transferring to him in payinent therefor some 

fifteen acres from the northern end of his ov/n farm the "Sam" 

Y/est place. George rem.embers particularlj'- that the exch^ange 
was on a two for one "basis. The new road m.enticned ran 
straight up over the West -(now the Ames)- hill from Her"bert 
Eelker's, etc., past "Uncle Jim" Cunningham's and "between the 
Snos and Joshua West places until it joined the east and west 
road which now runs from the Hickerson hill east to the four 
corners on the lijlount Ephraim road near the site of the old 
Benjamin Iiilierr i thew homestead, the "buildings of v;hich were torn 
down a few years since. The present road in past the old l/lark 

Ward place, where Augustus l^Iickerson now lives, and along the 
"bank of Kane's Pond was "built in the late "seventies" as a 
means of enabling the "Swanville-ites" and others visiting that 
"benighted "burg to avoid the West Hill. Although tliat part of 
the old road leading from the Enos West to the Josiah Larratee 
place has "been closed approxima,tely forty years it remained in 
a sufficiently good state of repair so th^t Father has driven 
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road, since coming to live here on "The Pinnacle". My recol- 
lection is that he discontinued using it as a route home from 
Josiah Larratiee's "because of the "bridge over the "sucker" "brook 
getting into an unsafe condition. 

In conversing with us today, George said that he recently 
ran across the charter of the Barque "David Nickels" for the 
voyage on which his father and uncle lost their lives, while 
looking over some old papers. Among them he also found a de- 
scription of Samuel Cunningham in connection with his enlist- 
ment for some military service or other pro"ba"bl5'- in the War 

of 1812. According to thJ.s description, Cunningham was five 

1/2 
feet,eieven inches in height, was red-headed, and had a cast or 

other defect in one eye. -(Later: See page 15. F. E. K. )- 

In connection with the name of Kane's Pond, George tells 
us that IvijClure's Pond was named for a man of that name who 

lived on the farm now owned "bjr George Closson just "below 

Joseph Brock's. Upon my asking him how he spelled his name--- 
if he supposed it was the man whose grave I have noticed in the 

Sargent Cemetery whose tombstone "bears the name of llflcLuer 

George said it was undou"btedly the same man as that was the 
rranner in which his name was written. 

'1.11116 I am on the su'bject of the Sargent Cemetery I am 
going to mention the fact that I never knew that the farm for- 
merly "belonging to Bartshorn liames and now tas the property of 
his son Charles, used to "be known as the Shirle y Farm. One 
Thanksgiving -(in 1910}- "';i'e"b"bie "and I went out gunning and 
among other things visited the spot in what used to "be William 
Smart's pasture -(south of "Tell" Wentworth's field)- where 
there used to "be an old cemetery, "but from which most, if not 



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all, of the "bodies have been removed principally to the 

Sargent Cemetery, which is of more recent date. The opened 
graves of the old cemetery may he plainly seen. From the old 
we drifted over to the new or Sargent Cemetery and among the 
names on the stones which we did not recognize was that of 

Shirley Neither did we know the name of McLuer, spelled in 

th^t fashion. ^/hen we came home we asked Father if he ever 
knew anyone named Shirley. "If/hy", said he, "the ^rtshorn Sames 
place used to he the Shirley FarmJ " 

P. E. K. 9/4/I6. 

As "Wehhie" and I came down thjrough the woods from the 

Erock and Closson places on the day a.hove mentioned, following 

roughly hut at some distance the hrook from ilcClure's Pond, we 

came across on what I should think was Clif. Ward's land hut 

may hjave "been Joe Brock's the clear Ij*- defined foundations of 

what had evidently'- heen a lumberman's camp with its attendant 

horse- hovel. As a tree whdch we roughly estimated as heing 

from forty to seventy years old was growing in the center of 

the place is£. iiiH where the camp had stood v/e assiimed that it 

had prohahly heen used hy the men who cut off the original 

growth the primeval forest. 

F. E. K. 9/4/I6 

I should l-iave dated the ahove 9/3/I6 as all "but this last 

page was written yesterday afternoon after George Bowen had 

gone home. When I had finished Page Euniber 12 and started 

this one I left the sheet in the machine so that T could today 

add anything I had over- looked. Don't think of anything more 

that George told me, however. 

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As stated en Page 8, Samuel Cunningham's daughter Eliza 
married David Cclcord of Bog Hill. They load (at least) four 

daughters "but only one son. Tlie daughters v/ere IS/laria, Sarah, 
Aurilla and riavilla, the la,st two "being twins. Iferia niarried 
Henry Woods of Belfast. Their son, Charles D. Woods, is at 
the present time the head of the Agricultural Experiment Statitti 
at the University of Maine, Orono. 

The only son of David and Eliza (Cunningham) Colcord v;as 
Hoswell R. Colcord, v/ho migrated to Nevada sixty years ago, and 

of which state he lias been Governor for several years some 

years ago. The following item, regarding hiim appeared in the 
Searsport Locals column of yesterday's "Republican Journal" 
-(the issue of Thursday, Sept. 7th, 1916)-: 

"Ex-Gcv. Roswell R. Colcord of Carson City, Nevada, was in 

"tOT/vn Friday, his first visit for 60 years to the scenes of his 

"boyhood days. Since leaving Searsport in 1856 he h^s been a 

"resident of Nevada and was governor of the State for 8 yea,rs. 

HJ^ He is now connected with the U. S. Mnt in Carson City. He 

"met here biit few people of those he knew in the town when he 

"left for the west". 

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The following is a copy of a clipping from the Hepulslican 

Journal which v/as among several whiich 2iIother had handed :^e to 

look over. It is evidently in reference to the same paper tn 

(368 

which allusion is ria-de on Page{ 12---frcni which it appears that 

either I didn't "get" George correctlj'- or th^t his memory was 
at fault. Tie clipping is as follows :- 
OLD- TI ME PICTURE AHD JCCUMElvTT 
-(Prom Our Searsport Correspondent)- 
lle v/ere loaned recently "bj George A. Bowen an old-time 
picture of Perr^^' s victor:/- on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813, and a 
cop;/ of the seams,n's protection papers which njr. 3cwen found 
among the effects of his grandmother, I'srs, Euldah Bowen, the 
daughter of Jeremiah Stimpson and the granddaughter cf Pdchiard 
Stimpson, who was born in Peterliorc, i-i. li. , and who siirvej'-ed 
the first road -from- Selfast to Port Pownal. Both are in a 
good state of preservation and load "been in the possession of 
lairs. £owen :^rr a great many years. Pollc'wing is a copy of a 
seaman's protection papers issued at the port of Boston ^ij 
Benjamin Lincoln, collector of customs in 1807: 

ITo. 9532. ^ _:... J ::..:! n Lincoln, Collector for the Dis- 
trict of Boston and Chiarlestov/n, do herelD^/ certify that 
Samuel CunninglTam, an Am^erican Seama.n, aged T^/ents'-seven 
years cr thereabouts, of the Height of five Peet eleven 1/2 
inches, light Complexion, Reddisla Hair, dark Sye», h^s a 
scar on Ms right arm, one on his right shoulder, has this 
day produced cf me Proof, in the iianner directed hy the 
Act, , entitled, "An Act for the Pcelief and. Protection of 
Am.erican Seamen" and pursuant to the said Act, I do hereby 
certify that the said Samuel Cunninghs.m is a Citizen cf tie 
United States of America. 

In Witness thereof, I I'jave ' hereunto set 'iicy Hand. and. Seal 
of Office, this 29th Da^^ of June in the Year of our Lord 
1807. 

B. Lincoln, Collector. 

3/Jr. CunninghiEm came to Belfast, now Searsport, where he 
took up a farm, on the north side of Kane's" pond, where he raised 
a large family, and where he resid.ed until his death. laany of 



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T'-^ns ends t^-e clipping. x.^c tlier did r^-'- v>^+e +'!ie ds':. - :i i": 
There is no question aotit Sainuel Cunningham having first lived 
at Searspcrt Village "before he s-^-vapped places mth Kane nor as 
,-P ^ f ,, i^^^^^T^g i^QQn this ^-•^■" Kane f'^r v.fh:r^rn '-'e pond v^n^^ -"''■-•■ed. 
As tc John Sullivan's ,-(the Sear sport correspondent's)- refer- 
ence to_ "Belfast, now Searspcrt", it must not ^tje forgo tten_ that 
the present 'Tc^.-'Tjr\ nf Sesrsport is coriprped of what Tised tn "be 
parts of Prospect and Belfast, having Taeen se,t,. of f and incor- 
porated Felb. 13, 1845, and having "been named in honor of lavid 
Sears cf Boston, one of the"original proprietors" of the lands 
in this section, deeds signed by ^whom -(running to his father)- 
are still in Father's possession, and the former owner of Sears 
Island, which has passed out cf the Sears farnilj'- onlj^ during 
the past ten or fifteen years. While I do not claim to know , 

it has always "been my ^^nder standing tlmt what is now called 

Searspcrt xaacxsc village was formerly kno^vn as West Prospect 

I do know that among the inha"bitants of Belfast it was referred 
to as "Sodom". "^Ihere the dividing line was "between Prospect 
and Belfast I have never known "but it does rtcTt seem, unlikely 
that it may have "been wh^t was then called "Ha.lf-way Creek", 
-(the present Opeechee Stream)-, and assuming tliat it still 
served the purposes of division to its source a"bove IfcClure's 
and Kane's ponds, the CunninglTam house a"bove Kane's Pond v/ould 
have been in Belfast. 

The sitesof the present towns of Searspcrt, Stockton 
Springs and Prospect are said to have been the last great bat- 
tle-ground cf certain tribes of Eastern Indians. 

P. E. K. 

9/19/I6. 



S?2 



373 
PORTER DISTRICT HISTOBI OAL EOTES 

The Historical Botes regarding Porter District which go to 

nake up the twenty preceding pages consist of memoranda jotted 

down at various times during a period extending over ten yearsl 

Mth respect to the references on Pages 355, 363, 371, and 372 

to Half-7my Creek, now more often termed Opeechee Stream from 

it 
its supposed or authoritative (?) Indian name, it is pertinent 

to add that a reproduction of a map of the State of l&ine in 
1843 which has teen hanging in liyron Parker's hateher shop dur- 
ing the past winter shows that in that year the dividing line 
"between Prospect and Belfast was this same Half-way Creek or 
Opeechee Streaia--- extending up through. McClure*s and Kane's 
ponds — -the corner line of Swanville appearing to he about 
where are now located the "Four Corners" under the Mckerson 
Hill--- so/ that, up to 1845, Samuel Cunningham's farm was in 
Belfast---apparently, at any rate! 



I am going to note here that the so-called "Leach Pield", 
lying to the west of the Mount Ephraim road as it passes up over 
Pike's Hill and now the property of Charles Curtis, receives 
its name from the fact that it at one time "belonged to "Squire 
( and Deacon ) Leach, a member of the first Board of Selectmen of 
Searsport, who for so many years distributed pretty much every^ 
thing from groceries to rum to all comers at his store on the 
corner which still hears his name at Searsport Village and re- 
garding whom so many entertaining stories are still toldl 

%• in^ression is that the " 'Squire " died in the earlj' 
"seventies"! 



Searsport, 

^Ine, 

4/1/1917. 



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374 

MISGlLIAl^OnS 

-(The following poem was of interest- — particularly to Father h 

(and Mother as being descriptive of the old "Steve" George 

(place — -l&ther B&yB he was a brother of Obadiah George and 
(was known as "Stephen D. , the Highlander"! He lived on the] 
road which runs under Hedgehog Hill and out to the one which 

(still bears the name of "Jim" Brown about half way from 

(the Lyman Partridge place to the "Jim" Brown Hill! "The lit) 

tie old red school house" is the one which used te stand on 

!the site of the new one in the George Settlement and was the] 

lone in which I, first attended school as afcoy of fivel 

|Some years before their deaths, Stephen George and his wife 
,sold their farm and moved to Winterport» where their daugh- 
ter Emma married the Captain Charles A. Crockett regarding 
[whom an article signed by John H. Eagleeton of Winterport un) 
Ider date of March 14, 1917, recentlj'' appeared in both the 
(Bangor Daily News and the Hepublican Journal under the cap- 
tion "THE CROCKETTS 07 WIKTERPORT"! It is Emma (George) 
[Crockett who is supposed to be speaking in the poem- — which 
(was written by her daughter, Caddie E. (Crockett) Carlton 
[from the many descriptions which she had heard her laother 
[give of her childhood's licme! Mrs. Carlton has died since 
[the poem was written. Wilbur Crockett, who rtms picture 
[shows at Brooks and Stockton Springs (he lives at Sandypoint) 
[is a son of Smma (George) Crockett and a brother of Mrs. Carltoa 

As the twilight shadows deepen 

And the fire is burning low 
Flames are dying, pictures kindling 

In the golden afterglow 
Pictures of a dear old homestead 

Where my eyes first saw the day 
Pictures of the dear old couple 

Who have journeyed far away 

There are happy- hear ted brothers 

Brothers ever. kind to me 
There the great gray rock I played on 

In my childhood days so free 
lilothing whispers of a parting 

Ho thing dims the sunny hours 
In the little brook no shadow 

Save the shade of summer flowers 

O'er blue skies the clouds are floating 

In a veil of silver fleece 
Bound the mountain top a silence 

Besting like a crown of peace 
On the green hills, white lambs wander 

Through the dreamy afternoon 
Like a strange caprice of nature-- 

Sncw^ flakes in the heart of June 



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375 

HSCELIAimOUS 

DEEAI«B OT HOKE-c'l»d 



Ah, the stretch of wind-swept meadows 

Dotted by the clever 1)100111 
"Where the golden bees seem drinking 

In the wild and sweet perfume 
■Round the barn a flight of swallows 

Swiftly darting to and fro 
By the bars the meek eyed cattle 

Wait as in the long ago 



But the hands that cleared those meadows 

lie upon a pulseless breast 
Past the sowing and the reaping 

[Folded in their last long rest 
ISother, too, is calmly sleeping 

All life's storms for them are o'er 
But the twilight shades and embers 

Bring them back to m© once more 



There's the little old red school house 

Glowing neath the summer skies 
^ncy turns the sun- lit windows 

Into twinkling, kindly eyes 
I can hear the beeches sighing 

Tor life's springtime, past recall 
fragrant as the sweet wild roses 

Growing on the eastern wall 



How the golden glow is fading 

And the embers turning gray 
Like a blessing on my dreaming 

Palls a moon-beam's silver ray 
Softly as that bright gleam entered 

Lo, a mist of tear-drops start- 
It was just a firelight picture 

But it passed into my heart 

Caddie S. Carlton. 
Wlnterport, Nov, , 1905. 






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^n-tiTiBeib \ii-i no grriaasXd" s Qjfrl 



376 

MISCELIAl^EOns 

lA PAIOM 

(This most popular song in Mexico, La Palcim-(nie Dove), to- )- 
(gether with the nightmare beginning "I was standing on the ) 
(corner — didn't mean no harm" and the "shy" at the speed vidth) 
(which the average Englishman is supposed to see the point of) 
(a Joke which follow, are (to me) reminiscent of Orizaba, ) 

(Torreon, and Guadalajara, Iileacico, where I first learned them) 

Giaando sail de la Habana, Valgame Dios 

Nadie me vio salir, si no fui yo _ 
ITna hermcsa H\aauchinanga, que si senor 

Que se vino tras de mi, alia voy yo 

Coro- — 
Si a tu ventana llega una paloma 

Tratalfl con cariino, que es mi persona 
Tratala con amores, bien de ml vlda 

Y coronemela con f lores, que es cosa mia 
lAyl Chinita que si I lAyl Chinlta que no I lAyl 

Vente conxoigo, Chinita, adonde vivo yo 

Cuando el curita nos echa la bendicion 

En la Iglesia Catedral, alia voy 3^0 
To te dare la manita, con mucho amor __ 

Ante el altar de la Igleeia, que si senor 

- — Coro:- 

^0 te han contado, no te han contado 

SI "cuadri latere* tan "de contado" 
Que los Austriacos han regalade 

TTn "papelitico" certificado 
Al amo mio, con cuatro obleas 

Muy bien pegado, pegadol 



The above are the verses as usually sung but the following 
is also a popular version:** 

Yo soy la paloma errant© , que venga aqul 

Buscando el her mo so nido donde naci 
Cruze muchas tlerras con esquivez 

Pero mi hermosa Tlalpam mas linda es 
Si tu no hubieras querido que yo viniera 

Me hubieras hechc tiempo, tu prlsienera 
Pass por muchos paises "JJadamirita" 

Pero mae me gusta a mi, mi paisanital 



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377 

MSCELLAJIEOUS 



I WAS STAiroiHQ OH THE CORKER-- DIDN « T MEA:^ HO HAHE 

"Ah was standln' on de corner 

Didn't mean no harn>---dis a-mawnln* 
Ifhan along com© a p'licenan 

An* he gralobed me ty de arm — -dis a-riawnin' 
He took me down to de Jail-houae do' 

To a place what Ah neter had-a-fcen tefo*— dis a-mawnin* 

ChoruB-— 
lo mo* will Ah buy my sweet thing poke chops 

For to hear her lily lips go flip-flop 
An* de reason why Ah had de trouble wid mah sweet thing 

Was because to me dese words she did sing 
Byel Bye! mah honey, if you calls it a-gone--an* it*s too bad 
Byel Byel mah honey, if you calls it a»gone--an* it's too bad 
It's no use yo cryln' 'cause yo lost yo home 

To's ben a good wagon but yo done broke down-— dis a-mawnia'I 



Said de Jedge to me 

What hev you- a- done?-— dis a-mawnln* 
Ben settin* in a crap game 

A^losin* mah mon*---dis a-mawnin' 
Be Jedge an' de jury den a- said to me 

But you killed free niggers in de first degree— - 

— ^An» dere's no bail . 

Chorus- -- 
So mo' will Ah buy mah sweet thing poke chops 

For to hear her lily lips go flip-flop 
An* de reason why Ah had de trouble wid mah sweet thing 

Was because to me dese words she did sing 
Bye! Byel mah honey, if you calls it a- gone — an' it's too bad 

Byel Byel mah honey, if you calls it a- gone— an' it's too bad 
It's no use yo cryin' 'cause yo lost yo home 

Yo's ben a good wagon but de paint's all gone— dis a-mawnin'l" 



-(ITie above always reminds me of Torreon, Mexico, where it was)- 
(first "sprung* on me on a burning July day on which I chanc-) 
(ed to be celebrating (I") the completion of my 34th year! ) 






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378 

MSCSLIAlEOirS 

WHERE'S THE POIKT? 



Once on a time it so tefell 

Or 80 it is averred 
That in the utmost depths of hell 

A merry laugh -was heard 

Thereat the ghostly crew 

Forgot their teeth to gnash 
And, trembling, asked each other who 
In hell could be so rash 

np rose The Prince with darkening brow 

And pointing with his staff 
Bade one stand forth and tell him how 

In hell he came to laugh 

Then from that silent, ghostly throng 

A voice was heard to break 
It had a British accent strong 

And there was no mistake 

■Ow, come, I say, for doncher-know 

I 'ad to lauhf, he cried 
"For I just caught the point of a joke I 'eard 
Ten years before I died! " 
Guadalajara, Mexico* 



WHIHPY 

(Bertha's mother used to hold up "Whimpy" to her as a horri- )• 
(ble example! ITow she is paesing it along to her own kids! ) 

Whimpyl poor little Whiaipy 

Cried so hard one day 
That his mother couldn't stand it 

And hie "nanna" ran away 
Hie sister climbed the hay-n»w 

And his daddy went to town 
And cook flew to the neighbors 

In her shabby kitchen gown 

'Whimpy! poor little 1?hii^y 

Sever '11 forget the day 
He cried so hard his mother couldn't stand it 

And his "nanna" ran away 
He stood by the window watching 

Till they all came home to tea 
And a gladder boy than Whimpy was 

You never need hope to seel 



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579 



mSCEIIAlEOUS 



ASIZOM-— 4000 B> C.I 

Tha Deril was givan perndssioii one day 

To select a land for his own epecial sway- 
So he hunted around for a month or more 

And fussed and fumed and terribly swore 
But at last vas delighted a country to view 

Where the prictly pear and the cat-claw grew 
With a trief survey and without further excuse 

He stood on the tanks of the Santa Cruz I 

le saw there were still improveiDents to make 

For he felt his own reputation at stake 
An idea struck him; ha swore by his horns 

To nAke a complete vegetatioH of thorns 
He studded the land with the prickly pear 

And scattered the cacti everywhere 
The Spanish dagger, pointed and tall 

And lastt the cholla» to out-stick them alll 

He imported the Apache direct ircm hell 

The size of his sweet scented ranks to swell 
And a legion of skunks whose Icud, loud smell 

Was to perfume the country he loved so well 
And then for his life he could not see why 

The rivers should any more water supply 
And he swore if they furnished another drop 

You might take his head and horns for a mopi 

H© sanded the rivers till almost dry 

And poisoned them all with alkali 
And promised hiraself on their slimy brink 

The control cf all who from them should drink 
He saw there was one more improvement to make 

So imported the scorpion and rattlesnake 
That all who came to this country to dwell 

Would be sure to think it almost a helll 

He fixed the heat at one hundred and eleven 

And banished forever the moisture of heaven 
And remarked as he heard his furnace roar 

The heat might reach five hundred or more 
After fixing these things so thorny and well 

He said "I'll be d d if this don»t beat h—l" 

Then ha flopped his wings and away he flew 

And vanished forever in a blase of blue! 

And now, no doubt, in some corner of hell 
Ha gloats o'er the work he has done so well 

And vows that Arizona cannot be beat 
For thorns, tarantulas, snakes and heat 

For with his plans fulfilled so well 
Ha feels assured it. surpasses hell! 

AEI26iA----1898 A. D , I 
How the lard cf the Orange, Fig, Tome gr ana te 

Peach, Apricot, Apple, Nectarine and Pearl 
Fruits, Flcvers, Vegetables ard Sunshine on -all 

Days and months of the year! 



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380 

laSCELLAKEOUS 

(The description of Arizona on the preceding page le accord- )- 

(ing to a version put out "by The H» H. McHeil Company of • ) 

(Phoenix in 1898! Tvro years later, th6 last two verses had ) 
("been revised so as to read as followe:- 

And then» no doutt, in some corner of hell 

He gloated o'er work he had done so well 
And vowed that Ariacna couldn't te "beat 

For thorns, tarantulas, snakes and heat 
For with all his plans fulfilled so well 

He felt assured tliat it siraply "beat hell 

ARIZOM— -1900 A. D.I 



How time now has altered the Devil's great scheme 

Por the olden conditions have gone like a dream 
Hich mines in the mountain, rich farms on the plain 

Mne fruits in the orchard, in the field golden grain 
Where the Devil's waste acres existed one day 

The flowers and shade- trees are holding their sway-- 
And the healthiest, happiest folks on the sphere 

The beet of God's sunshine receive all the year I 



THE CRMTIOl 07 CTW MEXICO 

The Devil in Hell they say wore chained 

And there a thousand years renmined 
He never complained nor did he groan 

But decided to start a little Hell of his own 
So he asked the Lord if he had any on hand 

Left over when He made this land 
The lord said "Yes, I've plenty handy 

But I left it all down on the Bio Grande 
In fact. Old Boy, the truck is so poor 

I don't think it could he used as a hell any more"! 

The Devil examined it closely and well 

And concluded the country was too dry for a hell 
But the Lord to get it off his hands 

Promised the Devil He'd water the lands 
As He had some water that were of no use 

Regular bog- holes and stunk like the deuce 
So the trade were made and the deed were given 

And the Lord went back to His Home in Heavea 
And the Devil said it was all he needed 

To start a new Hell, and then he proceeded! 

He scattered tarantulas along the roads 

Put thorns on the cactus and horns on the toads 
He mixed up the sand with millions of ants 

So those who sat down needed half- soles en their pants 
He lengthened the horn of the Texas steer 

And put an addition on the jack-rabbit's ear 
He qLuiokened the step of the bronco steed 

And poisoned the feet of the centipede 
He put Jiiajalota in all the lakes 

And under the rocks hid rattlesnakes 
The wild boar roams through the chapparell (sic) 

And it's a (damned pcor place he's ^t for a hell! 



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381 

HISCELIASEOUg 

-("The Creation of ISevr Mexico" as given on the preceding page )• 
(appeared in "Pearson's Magazine" for Jan-oary, 190? or 1904 ) 
(while I ifms a resident of Silver City, fTew Jfexico, and af~ ) 
(forded a great deal of amusement to old resident and visitor) 
(alike! I would like to know how many people "besides myself) 
(sent a copy of it to Senator Altert J. Beveridge of Indiana ) 
(who, at that tia», was loading tlM opposition to the admis- ) 
(sion of Hew Mexico, with its 60 to 70^ 5.^xican population, ) 
(to the Union as a Sovereign State- — an opposition which was ) 

i successful although the Territory "became a State laterl The) 
Senator evidently politely acknowledged each individual con-) 
tritution of what in the aggregate mxet have teen adelugel . ) 



ADIOS A LA GHAIPvAI 



-(ffhile about it I am going to include here another effusion )- 
. (which has in the past appealed to me as a clever and pat ) 

("take-off" on the cotintry of which it was written or per- ) 

(haps I should say on the general locality and its character-) 
(isticsl H, E. Callen, private secretary to the British Mi»^) 
(ister to Colombia, and myself picked up "Adios & La Guaira". ) 
(in Bogota fifteen years ago I It was said to have been writ-) 
(ten by United States Consul Bird as he was departing from ) 
(La Guaira on leave of absence I Yo no sel ) 

Adios to thee. La Gtiairal city of the dark-eyed gente 

Land of mucho calor and do Ice far niente 
Home_of the wailinf^ donkey and the all-abounding flea 

ISananal GraciasI Adios I I say adieu to theel 

liarewelll ye gloomy caaae, mejor dicho, prison cells 
Ye dirty, crooked calles, reeking with assorted smells 

Ye dirty little coffee-shops and filthy pulperlas 
Stinking stables, dingy patios and fetid canerlas- 

Where beggars ride on horseback like Spanish cavaliers 
And vagabonds perambulate like jolly gamboliers 

Where the lavanderas wash your ropa when they feel incline* 
And hotel waiters strut about with their shirt-tails out be- 

Aindl 

Good-byel ye Latin Greasers! Su atento serridorl 

Que le vaya blen pues, Adios I Isy boat is on the shore 

Oh, dirty people! dirty houses! despicable spot- 
Departing I salute you in yoxir filthiness and rot! 

Steaming and streaming with boiling perspiration- 
Seething and breathing with hurx*ied respiration- 
La Guaira! Adios forever! Tlerra tan caliente! 

Infernal olime of vicious rum and fiery agaardientel 



-(These last three pages call to mind a description of Texas 
(along similar lines (which I have not at hand) and also the 
(incident told of General "Phil" Sheridan who, ordered to Tex| 
(as on strenuous duty many years ago and interviewed by an 
(over- zealous newspaper man just as he had returned from a 
(lonp and hard ride throuph the heat and duet of a Texas sum-i 









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382 

MSCSLIAEEOUS 

* 

-(mer day, is reported to have replied to the inquiry;- "How 
. (do you like Texas?" with the savage assertion that:- "If I 

(owned both hell and Texas* I would live in hell and rent 

(Texas I " 

( ^ 

(Rote that/ the laat lines of pages 380 and 881, which did' 

(not come out on some of the carbon copies, «re as follows :- 

( "And it*8 a damned poor place he*e got for a helll " 

( and 

flong and hard ride through the heat and dust of a Texas sum" 



The following is a copy of part of a letter written to 
Mother by Aunt 'Mary (Crockett) Bretherick-Matthews-Gray from 
Msinnie lames's hime la Allstoa, l&ss*, on November 9, 1909,—- 
(the month before Aunt Huth Grant died under an operation in 
Lowell, ISass.)— -and which did not come to light until after I 
had written the section on The Crockett l^milyl Hote particu- 
larly what she says about Great-Grandfather Daniel Crockett and 
his children! All authorities to the contrary notwithstanding, 
it becomes more and more evident to me that Great-Grandfather 
Crockett did at one time live at Cape Hosier and that several 

of his children were born there— and that Grandfather Crockett 
intended me to take him literally when he told tdb that he "was 
bom down at Cape Hose- you-a* I Paris is 46 miles H. H. W. of 
Portland or thirty-odd from-Windhaml Aunt Mary's letter follow* 

"Poor Buthl She. is having a hard time and I fear she has 
not seen the worst of it. I am afra,id she will have to have 
an operation and you know that is very uncertain at her time of 
life. T had a letter from her today and she said she could not 
eat anything but liquid and but little of that and had lost 20 
lbs. in the last four weeks. I want to go and see her so much 
before I go home but I can't. I am not able» If I get home I 
shall do pretty well. 

How about grandfather! I am pretty sxire that he was born 
in Paris, Maine; went to Gape Hosier when a young man and mar- 
ried Annie Trundy, and several of their children were bom there* 
I think Mother said five. Aunt Ann was the oldest, then Sam, 
Daniel, Jonathan, Olive, Simon, Mary, David, Martha, and Jere- 
miah"! 



Mother tells me that the Townhouse of Prospect - (and pos- 
sibly(?) of yrankfort)- formerly stood on the road leading to. 
Dog town. Pout- town, or The Dirty Settlement, as it was various- 
ly designated, something like a quarter of a mile from the point 
where it leaves the road which ran past her father's house up 
over the Heagan Hill and down to the Turner Schoolhouse--— but 
that it was moved to a location near "Billj'^" Smith's before she 
can rememberl _ ., .-,,-. 



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IfllSCELIAlSfEOUS 383 

Hew York, Sept. 7th, 1896* 

246 CohgresB St* » Boeten, Utss* 
1^ dear eir:- 

I called en 70a some years ase» while lookix^ up the Knee- 
land fandlsr in Beaten and 3rou then gave b» snzeh of the data now 
sent toe l^y yeu> but I was never able to place your "branch of tho 
fansily until you spoke in your letter of your great grandfather 
having a sister Sarah and possibly bro there » Hichard & ^ohn* 
The moment I saw that, it occtirred to me that John Kneeland the 
Boston Printer had such a fandly* I tiirned to the records of 
his family and found his children to he (1) John h: June 10» 
1758, (2) Ikry b. Dec. 8th, 1760, (5) Samuel h. Aug. 11th, 176? 
(4) Hlchard b. Jan. 10, 1765, (5) Henry b. Apr. 16th, 1768, 
(6) Sarah b. Mwch 7th, 1773, (7) Sdward h. 7eh. 2nd. 1775, 
This comes within one day of your record and is doubtless the tm 
name of your great grandfather. He became an orphan the next 
year (1776.) His father had been wealthy. He was Chairmaiv 
of the Board of Assessors of Boston in 1771-2-5- and a meaner t 
of the board for many years previotis, but they (the firm was 
D# & J. Eneeland) were crippled financially by the publication 
of tlie first bible published in this country which had been be* 
gun by their father Samuel Kneeland, the celebrAed (rovernment < 
Printer of Boston. At his death, (John) did not have suffi- 
cient property for administration. That is probably why the 
minor children were practically farmed out. If I was to se- 
lect out of the entire clan an ancestor to spring from, I would 
select this John Kneeland or one of his brothers. They were 
the ehildren of Samuel Kneeland and Mary Alden, and she was tke 
great grand- daughter of "John Alden and Prisoilla". This means 
that you are descendants of the "Mayflower" through its fairest 
flowers. So far as I have present knowledge you are the only 
Bostenian Kneeland that belongs to the original Boston family 
of Kneelands. Kneeland street was named for John Kneeland the 
builder, a brother of Samuel and great Uncle of your great 
grandfather, Sdward, the last of the direct line of John Knee- 
lands (there were seven of them in succession) resided in An-- 
dover where Sarah (Ikiward's sister) lived. The beginning of 
the John Kneelands ycu will see In the sample leaves sent her»- 
with. 

This information makes it important to van your branch of 
the family down carefully, as some of the descendants in the 
foTjrth or fifth generation from Sdward Kneeland will want t© 
prove their ancestry beck to the "Ifejrf lower" as it entitles 
them to membership in practically all the ancestral societies* 
i^r this reason, I Mve given in the book, Samuel Kneeland* s 
history in full and put in the official proofs connecting his^ 
wife with the original Aldens. The Clerk's records or the fin 
chxirch reoordft of the old town of Prospect, Me., ou^t to give 
the date cf the birth and marriages of all of ldward*8 childTeik 
You can get some one to look that up. I wish you would take 
charge of getting the data of all the descendants of Edward 
Kneeland. 

Very resp. yours, 

(Signed) S. 7. Kneeland. 

-pChis copy of a letter of more than twenty years ago ie in- )- 
(eluded here merely for the condensed information which it. )> 
(contains I ?• E. K. ) 



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384 

mSCELLAHEOUS 

THE WIED«U PI 

Just tecause I cannot seem to stop talking — and incident- 
ally because I wish to record them for reference- — as a final 
■send-off* I am going to add the following items I 

According to IF^ther's Diary- 

There was Ice-Beating on the Bay on April 6, 18741 
Ames Staples and Annie IJlarden visited Tather and Hother on May 
24, 18741 Therefore they were married subsequent to that date! 
Hather used his mowing-machine for the first time July 14, 1874! 
Eferry Handell died at Seattle, Washington, August 13, 1900! 
Martha J* Bowen came to live with lather and Mother Jime 7,18741 



According to father and Mother- — 
John Brown Smart and his sister (the latter being Ifilliam Ken- 
dall's mother and therefore IVed*e grandrwjther-) lived in houses 
MPhich formerly stood between the Gray farm and the Jacob lames 
place! Some of Sniart's children were Almony, Mary, Abigail, 
and Amy! They were no connection of William D. Smart! 
Ira Porter's father and mother and also his first wife died here 
where we now live! Both Wllmoth and Ira Porter had excellent 
voices and \7ere long members of the choir of the Congregational 
Church at the village! 

According to Hbther— 
Ella Peas lee was the daughter of Mies Peas lee I 
Iiuella Whitehov.se was the daughter of Joel Whitehouse! 

In January, 1917, Bert, Hal and I found among Mother's pa- 
pers an Account Book which had belonged to our Grandfather Henjry 

EBLchborn Kneeland 1 am quite sure that I. had never before seen 

his handwriting! Further remarks are indefinitely postponed!!! 
April 9, 1917 



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385 



GISISRAL IM3EX 



A Page 

Amesbury--- — ^---14* 

Ames, 3SrB. Graces ■^-- 148- 309- 313 

Abaco, The -^^^- — ^--,^201 

Adlos A La Gualra— ---'----•^-381 
Adventiste, The Second Day— 211 
Alden, i&ry- — ——- — - — '-1»2 
AlJan (or Allen?) , "Robert--'- 2 18 

Arizona------ 379-80 

Austins, The ^-•,.i----2©9-305 

B 

Bachelder, iVeenan — 167 

" , lelson Idward— — 167 
" , "Ruth (Staples) 167 

" , Samuel—-^-- 261 

Bangor Daily lew8--r-^-"^-f--^---271 
Bannockburn, Battle of--— —192 
Barque "Irelyn", Ihe--- ------ 199 

» "L. W. Rich", Thel99-201 

Bennett, H, I&dison ----189 

Berry HiraiDr — .-^---..^198 

Birthday Parties- 158,289 

Big Wind, The light of— -- — 210 

Blacks, The ^._^^^-^-X91 

Black, Herbert- 191, 205,209, 212 

288. ,. . 

Black "Road, The- — -----191 

Blanket Lane— —^-—^ •^--■^"- •^^^•r 261 
Blind Harry, The Minstrel- — 192 

Bowden, Frank " ^--^^^253 

Bowen, Carrie (Gray)—- -173 

•• , Slroy- -^-^- — -223 

" , Gertrude S.-— -----173 
" , George A. ,173, 223,229, 
« , 290,292,365, 371 

« , Joseph— .----:--.--223, 229 
« , lartha J. 138,211, 217 229 
» , Mildred E., ---r-----lW 
Bowens in First Census (IIo)-351 

Boston, My First Trip to -228 

Boston Tea Party, The, 160, 

207, 345 

Bowerbank, 148,304,314,- 324 

Boyne, Battle of the- — ---r— 234 
Brashear City, La. ,-• r--r---T-301 
Brethericks, The- — ----170,268 
Brig "Charles Wesley", The— 204 

C 
Cape Cod -—296 

Carlton, Caddie E.,— ------374 

Carlo ^-^^^.^-.-^229 

Carr of the First Census 35 1,358 

Carter, Leiraiel- — ^197 

Center Girls, The Four- 188 

Center Schoolhousefi The Old- 188 

Cliessinan, Otis -----. ~2S0 

Cholera, Asiatic- 156 



Clifford, Lincoln > 273 

Closeon, VxBm Isaac C«,---- 167 

Coat of Arms —  — ----322 

Cobb, Thomas--- ■--- 195 

Colcord, Albion—- --205,211 

" , Allan———--- ^166 

" , "Aunt Kathie"—— 206 

" , John—--- 211 

" , Gov. F.oswell R. ,— 370 

" , Sally (Ames) ^--160 

" , Captain Willlaaj-— 

-162,267 
Collins, Patience — .-------237 

Coombs of the First Census- 351 

Copperheads, The------- -873 

Cousins, Mrs. Susie E. — --189 

Crosby, William ^--300 

Cunningham, Orren- — ^-------246 

Cunninghams of Searsport,"363 
Chrockett Family, The — -140-232 
Crockett, Addie b,— — — ---185 
Capt. Allard— 

262,263,306 
Ammon-- — --------306 

Amanda H» 187-201 

Amanda (Ford) ----188 

Ifrs. A. li,-------146 

Ann— ----- T--— --150 

Anna (2rundy)143,268 
Adelbert-157,ie3.267 
Alraina (AusplundH 

-298,316 
Beverly--- -------317 

Caroline — -------170 

Capt. Charles-- --374 

Charles Robinson- 146 

Clara P. ^--186 

Daniel of Windhai*- 

-142,343 
Daniel, Senior, 143, 
148,149,244,260, 
268,295,307,309, 
343,332 
Daniel, Junior, 146 
150,154,228, 244, 
267,288,316,382. 
Daniel, 3rd,- 176, 267 

David 151,262,289 

Colonel David-- --328 

Elijah- -- — 306 

Sliza Ann---- — -306 
Ellis R.- 153, 313, 318 

Elmer S.- 146 

llsa (Fowler)— —189 

Emma- .^^^-299 

Iphraim— ------- 189 

Esther (Twlss) — -181 
Frank Fenno ^-183 



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Fandlies in ^lne-«338 
George of WindhaK*-142 
George W. of Proa-^ 

pect,149»153», 288, 

313, 3ia 
George Langtry,!^!)*, 
283,298,316,325 

Hannah Jane- -306 

Heioan ^• — 153,313,317 
Henry Trevett-294,306 

Hiram H.- -r — 215 

Horace---^----- -299 

Jamee H. —181,267 

Jane (Heagan)-- 

— 159,244,267 

Jennie H, ^---185 

Jereiaiah-— — -152,297 
Jonathan^f 

-160,288,289,295,305 
Jonathan, Jr. -----SOS 
Jcehiia-- 

-145,290,299,316 
Josiah of Deer Is«145 

Kingsbury B. -505 

Leander- ^-"r 182, 267 

Lucy Ann- -"■"'-'•►<--;- 160 
Luella——— -155,297 
Luther398,299,306,316 

l&ria---r--r- --506 

Har tha- - 1- - <^ «■ ' — '— 152 

l^Lry— r-- ^151,288 

Mary- ^--^ — -170 

l&ry--— — -— — 506 
MehitateKBachelder) 

— 150,261 
Melvina (Whit ten) -185 
Ollve-146,147,160,302 

Orren C. < 160 

Orren-----^ ^»*S06 

Paul-^^— — — — 188 
Phebe— — ^— — ---189 
Captain "Robinson-- 145 
Ruth H.— — >™177 
Samuel— 

-160,261,262,276,287 
Samuel, 2nd— ^'-:- — 305 
Sarah Ann-- — -299,305 
Sarah j,-^^^r.--:^--17S 
Sarah( Parsons ) 309 , 318 

Simeon ^^--------189 

SiiDOn— — -- — -151,297 
Thomas of "Old 

Kitterie''-325,329 
of Deer Isle, The-333 

of Gorham, The <r331 

the Chairmaker,-- 

— Daniel,-339 



Crocketts in ■Rockland and 



Page 



-- Thoraaston 355 

of Sanbornton,H. H357 
Of Jlrst Census— 345 



Dark Day of 1881, The— —228 

Deer Isle — ^-----145,300 

Devereaux, Captain Halphr— 235 

Dinah- ---216 

Doc kham, George L.-- 

" --147,249,257,309 

" , Daniel -—2569256 

Dodge, ■Rathburn— -— — 144 

Bon--- .— ^^-.«^^-.-^^229 

Dover- — - — — -.^^-,..- ^304 

Draarns of Home- --374-5 

Baton, Virgil- 269,270,272 

Sllis, "Josh"- ——^—.260 

Sustis, W, Tracy— ---——-242 



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" , Henry H, -,.-,— »187 

" , Jennie (Griffin)- 187 

" « , "Ruth A 187 

Tiarv/ell, Henry— ------ 240,241 

Jfether'e Songs---- ----1-133 

Jlrst Census, Extracts from341 

Ford, Mrs. Henry---- —  190 

Pour Center Girls, The— 188 

Toxcroft- — ^----. 304 

T^ancis, Fdnot St. Clair— -320 

Frankfort Town--- — ---542 

l^eeraan, Augusta- -^-----245, 314 

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" , Captain Jerenaiah-- . 

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Gamble, ^>^- — .256 

George, Delia--------- ^--222 

* , Smma------ ------ — 374 

 , Stephen D.— -»74 

Ginn, Harrison ^-•.*-----875 

Gorie Brothers, The---— ---328 

Granite Grange -155-6 

Grant, "Old" Andrew 274,275 

•• , Andrew— —177,274,352 

" , llieha -247,264,265 

« , l^ry J.- 179 

" , Ruth (Crockett)-- 

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Grant, Huth A ^--178 

Grants of the First Census — 351 

Gray, Caroline — ■- — --173 

Daniel C.-— --»---'"173 

Pred ¥• —----—173,175 

?red A."— ^ — 173 

Glen Th Latto-^--------^173 

Jane (IfcLean)-^-— ^f— '173 

Jessie M. ^------175 

liry (Crockett) ---172,282 

Hacimel ^-» --173 

■RolDert Mclean------ 172 

Sarah J. (Crockett) 173,203 

Sarah r— -174 

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William r— - 174 

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.-,^. 243 



Heagane of the First CensuB348 

Hgnry the Minstrel--- -192 

Hichborn, Captain larry P. -183 
Capt. Henry Altt.199 
Hon. Hobert-- 

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Griffin's Slelghride, Jos. »-139 



Hare, Dennis- 214,227 

Half-way Creek^-—— 358,372,373 

HaBilin, General Cyrus 270,3,5 

 , Hon. Hannibal— -r 270 

larborside, Me. — ----vr--r-T-rl46 

Harmon, Luella——--- ---153,297 

" , Pearl----——-— 297 



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, William 344 

Holmea, Philip S.i-r------»-l84 

Hopkins of Troy# M9. , :a*.-- 

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Houston's l^lls---- ^---288 

Hbustons, The--------------288 

Hunt, lars. Everett -----212 



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Jairdescn, Katie ^--213 

Job's Serenade 361 



Harrlmn, "Joe"— -—r- — -223,225 "John Paging If- 229 

Harris, Lyman — ,------------317 Jcnea, Ainos ^^,,,^,---^^341 

Heagan Family, The--— -233-247 Jtmkins, Bertha l.— — -^----305 

Heagan, Ann ^^--.^- — -238 Junkins of the Tirst Cen6U8548 

Catherine- — 244 

David ,^-.---236,238 K 

Ellen E 844,235,244 Kane's Pond- --363 

Endly--- — ---^243 Kazick, Charles 147,251,256 



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family. The-— --2S3-247 

Hannah ,..^-.,238 

Hannah K.- — - — — ---243 
James-— 147,236,238,244 
246,250,256 

Jane -— ^— - 159 , 244 

John- — - — — 236 , 23C , 242 
Kate— ------r----— 238 

Lucinda------------ 246 

Lucy Ann (Staples) 244, 7 

Mry Ann ^-243 

Mary (Polly) 244 

libuntain, Tho-r— --252 

-Peggy" " - - - ■- 236 , 238 

"Polly" ^——236,238 

"Polljr" (Holland)— 238 
"Uncle Tom"- 235, 242, 243 
"General Sam" 234,286^ 



Kendall, J^ed— 218,224,226,230 
" , ^ry— 203,204,205,223 

Kendalls of ^'irst Census ^349 

Killmn, William S — — 250 

Kneeland, Amanda ( Crockett )- 

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Annie P. 208 

Bertha (Junkins^- -205 
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5Vank 1. ^--204 

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Henry Wilton — , 

— 205,208,228,290 
Herbert Albion-rr 

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James — -^-r-. 192 

James Henry--r- 190*233 
Jane (Curtis)----'r208 
Captain Jo]3n---^--'^192 

Joaiah- --.--217^ 

Katherine Uay-- • .^ 

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Lindley----, 209 

y&ry (Staples) — --193 
Miltonl96,214,215,275 

Sellie ^——218,224 

Orrie Ellen— 218,224 
Phyllis Anandar — ^206 
Sarah (Hamilton) --217 
Eugene Milton — ---25© 
of First Census- --546 
Viola Beatrice— —208 
James (of Scotland) 192 
General S.y.-- ^383 



The Voyage to— ---143 
Augustus------^ -^---226 

Job- 144, 224, 356, 9, 361 
Stephen—-- — ^----222 

Leach, 'Squire Andrew-------573 

Linen, Brine — ,...-,-,^.^^235 

*, Sally---'^•^-1■'■•^-■^-•-•!■--'2^5 

Littlefleld, IfiLnnie E, (V^arren)- 
« - , —147,278,302 
" , Captain Simon— 201 
Paolo— --^ — — 246 



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McCarty, Collins— -^ — ^-- — -236 
lacCaslin, ilenry-'r---^--------234 

XfcClure's Pond---T>rT-T^T->*»^*368 
IcLellan, William H.—--'--*219 
Mckenzie, Lydi a— 146,244,246,7 

l^ddocks, Elden B. ^------.-184 

Mains Genealogical Society-- 142 
Maple Grove Campground- — ^-^229 

If&rden, Annie — t— - — 166 

ferr, Harold E.- — .....,-174 

" , " , Junior 174 



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Amos-- 171, 227, 228,269 
Donald— — r ----- 172 
Prank H. — 171,269 
George Amos----- — 171 
George Ashley---- -172 
Leon l^lmer ^--172 



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" , Bretherlck— 171,269 
" , Hellie Kelleyl72,269 
" , Buth Grant— 171,269 

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l^yflcwer. The----- — =-192,383 
Morton, Selden--------n. — ;-226 

Mscellaneoua- 374 

Mother's Poems— -------134-139 

Mosquito Mountain------ -252 

Mount Waldo — - — 252 

MasconguB Patent, The- — ---154 

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Sew Mexico, The Creation of 380 
Bew York Settlement, The — 

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Hey, Marshal 300 

Nichols, Jane (Kneeland) — -224 

" , Hettie- -224 

" , Captain Peleg- — --226 
Nichols's of First Cen8us--352 
Mckerson, Alfred Emery — --22? 

» , David- ^- 138 

Mckersens of First Census- 352 
Horris, Mrs. John---- ^--188 

" , Sanford— -------- -188 

lorthport Camgpground— -- — -229 
Soyes, Dr. E. Lake---— — —145 
Butter, Charles ..,.,..-.245 

" , Western B. —246,270 



Odom, Captain -—317 

"Old Charlie" ——209,223 

"Old IJell"— — — - — - — 229,252 
"One Eos 8 Shay", The--•^■^---^68 
Opeechee Stream — -355»372,37ai 
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Parker, Kyron-------- — ^---373 

Partridge, Elva— 197,198 

" , Ife-s. Freeman--- -138 
" , Captain Henry— -177 

" , Eervey ---163 

" , Percy- — 158 

Peaslee. Ella—-- .---188 

Pennie, Aleo---------- — --216 

" , "Wallie"— — -— ----216 

" , Jolin— '214,215,217,222 

Penney, Ann (Crockett) Pre 'hl50 

" , Herbert C. -278, 284, 302 

Pendletons of First Census- 351 

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