Washington County

John M. Hill

Biography of John Murray Hill

John Murray Hill, Auditor for the city of Calais, Washington County, was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, November 7, 1837, son of John and Mary (Albee) Hill. The grandfather, Abner Hill, who was an early settler in Calais and a prominent lumberman in his day, owned large tracts of timber land. He was associated in business with his brother, Stephen Hill, and they were for some years the leading lumber operators upon the St. Croix River. His last days were passed in St. Stephen. The maiden name of his first wife, the grandmother of John M. Hill, was Whitney. […]

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

Biography of Samuel R. Byram

Samuel R. Byram, the proprietor of the oldest established drug business in Eastport, was born in this city, September 8, 1818, son of Henry and Betsey. (Ricker) Byram. The family’s earliest ancestors of whom there is any authentic knowledge were Captain Nicholas and Mary Edson Byram, who were married in 1676 and died in 1727. They were the parents of ten children, namely: Bethiah, born in 1678; Margaret, born in 168; Mehitable (first), born in 1683; Mehitable (second), born in 1685; Michael, born in 1687; Mary, born in 1690; Eleanor, born in 1692; Susanna, born in 1695; Josiah, born in

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