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

Biography of Henry S. Boynton

Henry S. Boynton, one of the prosperous merchants of Lamoine, Hancock County, was born September 21, 1820, in Wiscasset, Maine. His father, William Boynton, a native of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, removed to Wiscasset when a young man, and was there Deputy Sheriff for a long time and afterward acting High Sheriff for a number of years. William subsequently lived for a time in Lamoine and then successively in Bangor and Chicago, remaining in the latter place until his death, at the age of seventy-nine years. He married Mary Huckins, who bore him the following children: William A., Elizabeth, and Thomas, …

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

Biography of Joel H. Doyen

Joel H. Doyen, who is successfully engaged in agriculture on the old Doyen homestead in Smithfield, Somerset County, was born in this town, July 4, 1842, son of the late Joel Doyen. The father, born and brought up in Avon, Maine, followed the occupation of farmer in Stark and afterward on the present homestead property in Smithfield, on which, after purchasing it, he resided until his death in 1877. He married Mrs. Mahala Leahers Sawyer, of Stark, the widow of Otis Sawyer, Sr., who died February 12, 1826, leaving her with five children — Henry, Louisa, Hannah, Alden, and Otis. …

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

Biography of Chauncey Cleveland Lee

Chauncey Cleveland Lee, of Foxcroft, a retired schoolmaster and a Civil War veteran, was born June 26, 1843, upon the farm he now owns and occupies, son of Lyman and Elizabeth M. (Miner) Lee. His paternal great-grandfather served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. The grandfather, Nehemiah Lee, moved from Wethersfield, Connecticut, his native town, to Peacham, Vermont, when he was twenty-one years old, and cultivated a farm during his active years. His last days were spent in Foxcroft, where he died in March, 1862, aged eighty-seven years. his wife, whose maiden name was Lavinia Carpenter, died here …

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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 was a native of Cape Cod, probably a descendant of Stephen Hopkins, who came over in the “Mayflower” in 1620, and whose son Giles settled at Yarmouth on the Cape; and his mother was a daughter of George B. and Abigail (Eddy) Brimmer, who removed …

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

Biography of Ellis Young

Ellis Young, who is spending the closing years of his long and busy life on his pleasant homestead in Surry, Hancock County, was born in this town, August 9, 1820, son of Joseph Young. The paternal grandfather, Samuel Young, who came from Saco, Maine, to Surry when a young man, settled on the Neck, close to the shore. He took up a tract of wild land, which by means of incessant toil he converted into a good farm. Like his pioneer neighbors he built a log house, and there dwelt for the rest of his life, rearing his family and …

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

Biography of Charles H. Sawyer

Charles H. Sawyer, of Greenville, the landlord of the Lake House, was born in Augusta, Maine, December 2, 1844. His parents, Charles and Elizabeth (Plummer) Sawyer, are both natives of the Pine Tree State. The father, who was born in Saco, was in the hotel business a great many years. He managed the Cushnoch House and the Stanley House in Augusta. In 1858 he moved to Greenville and took charge of the Seboonook House, at the same time managing the Eveleth House. Afterward, in Newport, Maine, he was in charge of the Shaw House for a number of years. He …

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

Biography of Alonzo T. Mitchell

Alonzo T. Mitchell, of Shirley, Piscataquis County, one of the oldest and most popular guides in the State of Maine, son of William and Nancy (Shorey) Mitchell, was born in this town, April 21, 1837. His grandfather, Samuel Mitchell, one of the first settlers in Shirley, died in this town. William Mitchell, born in Plymouth, Me., and also one of the first settlers in Shirley, followed a trail marked by blazed trees in coming to the town. He was a millman and a merchant, and was engaged in trade here for a number of years. In politics he was a …

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

Biography of Henry M. Richardson

Henry M. Richardson, the proprietor and owner of Hotel Richardson at Sebec Lake, was born in Garland, Maine, December 15, 1839, son of Edward and Hannah (Mason) Richardson. The father, a native of Wayne, Maine, in early life settled as a pioneer in Garland. In 1842 he moved to Atkinson, where he was engaged in farming for the rest of his life, and died at the age of fifty-seven years. Hannah Richardson, his wife, became the mother of several children, six of whom grew to maturity. Of the latter, three are living, namely: Betsey, who resides in Sebec, and is …

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

Biography of Franklin Dow Jenkins

Franklin Dow Jenkins, an enterprising clothing merchant of Pittsfield, was born in Vassalboro, Maine, December 30, 1831, son of Moses and Sarah (Frye) Jenkins. His great-grandparents were Jabez and Elizabeth (Dennett) Jenkins, residents of Kittery, Maine. Jabez, Jenkins, second, the grandfather, who resided in North Yarmouth, Maine, and on March 24, 1784, married Elizabeth Varney, of Dover, New Hampshire., had a family of six children, namely: Deliverance, born September 14, 1785; Stephen, born July 6, 1788; William and Moses, whose birth dates have not been preserved; Jabez, born June 16, 1799, who died in 1892; and Isaac Jenkins, born March …

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

Biography of George W. Howe

George W. Howe, of Milo, Judge of Probate for Piscataquis County, an ex-member of the legislature, and a veteran of the Civil War, was born in St. Albans, Maine, April 24, 1844, son of Jonathan and Jane (Hubbard) Howe. The father, who was a native of Greene, Maine, left that town when about eighteen years old, and resided for a time in Canaan. From Canaan he moved to St. Albans, where he lived until 1855. Then, removing to Penobscot County, he resided in Bradford, Hudson, Corinth, and Charleston; and his last days were spent upon a farm in Orneville. He …

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