Hancock County

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

Biography of Alonzo J. Long

Alonzo J. Long, the proprietor of a large general store in Blue Hill, Hancock County, was born in this town, June 23, 1849, son of James R. and Lavinia (Howard) Long. The grandfather, Joel Long, who was born in Castine, Maine, in July, 1782, learned the trade of a comb-maker in Boston, and in 1810 came to East Blue Hill, being the first permanent settler in this place. He first tended a saw-mill. Later he cleared a good farm, and, purchasing the mill in which he had previously worked, became quite successful. His death occurred in 1871. He married Eliza …

Biography of Alonzo J. Long Read More »

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

Biography of John Ruggles Soper

John Ruggles Soper, a prosperous farmer and lumberman of Orland, Hancock County, was born in this town, December 28, 1822. His father, for whom he was named, was also a native of Orland. The grandfather, Justus Soper, who was born in Massachusetts, came to this locality as a pioneer, settling upon a tract of wild land in the neighborhood of “The Falls.” He occupied a log house until circumstances enabled him to build a frame dwelling. This latter was subsequently destroyed by fire, and the family forced once more to inhabit their primitive abode. Of industrious habits, he cleared a …

Biography of John Ruggles Soper Read More »

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

Biography of Captain John W. Green

Captain John W. Green, a prominent resident of Deer Isle, Hancock County, was born here, August 31, 1844, son of William S. and Elizabeth D. (Dow) Green. His grandfather, Asa Green, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, came to Deer Isle in 1775, accompanied by his wife, and, settling here as a pioneer, passed the rest of his life upon the island. Asa Green was for a number of years engaged in trade. He served as Deputy Sheriff, and was a member of the delegation appointed to arrange for the separation of Maine from Massachusetts. He married a daughter of John …

Biography of Captain John W. Green Read More »

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

Biography of Josiah H. Smith

Josiah H. Smith, a prosperous and progressive farmer of Trenton, Hancock County, son of Moses Smith, was born November 14, 1833, in the neighboring town of Eastbrook. His grandfather, John Smith, a pioneer settler of this part of Maine, came from Massachusetts with his wife and two sons, and, taking up a tract of wild land, cleared a farm, which at his death was divided between the two boys, and which is still in the possession of the family. Moses Smith worked manfully in the pioneer task of clearing the land for cultivation during his boyhood and early manhood. On …

Biography of Josiah H. Smith Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top