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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of Gideon L. Joy

Gideon L. Joy, of Hancock, one of the most extensive landholders in Hancock County, son of Stephen Joy, was born here, December 18, 1830. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Joy, was a pioneer settler of Ellsworth, Me., to which he removed from Saco in Colonial times. Among the children reared by him were: John, the grandfather of …

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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of John Dean Hopkins

John Dean Hopkins, a native resident of Ellsworth, elsewhere spoken of as a man who has been for more than a generation one of the most notable characters of Eastern Maine, was born February 13, 1817, while the State was yet a part of Massachusetts. His parents were John and Abigail (Brimmer) Hopkins. His father …

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Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine

Biography of Captain Edward Wallace Shackford

Captain Edward Wallace Shackford, a well-known shipmaster of Harrington, Washington County, was born in Eastport, April 14, 1840, son of Captain William and Mary C. (Lincoln) Shackford. He is a descendant of William and Deborah Shackford, of Dover, N.H. The grandfather, Captain John Shackford, born in Newbury, Mass., in 1753, was the first settler in …

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