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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 …

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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 …

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