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

Biography of Major Charles H. B. Woodbury

Major Charles H. B. Woodbury, Town Treasurer of Dover and one of the best known merchants in Piscataquis County, was born in Durham, Maine, May 15, 1823, son of James and Rebecca (Sydleman) Woodbury. The paternal grandfather, Ebenezer Woodbury, who was born in New Salem, New Hampshire, in 1760, served under General Gates in the Revolutionary War, and was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne. He was one of the early settlers of Durham, where he cleared new land and passed the rest of his life industriously engaged in farming, attaining the age of seventy-five years. His wife, Betsey, …

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

Biography of Nathaniel H. Vining

Nathaniel H. Vining, chairman the Board of Selectmen of St. Albans, Somerset County, was born in this town, July 13, 1839, son of Israel and Joan (Bigelow) Vining. The grandfather, Josiah Vining, moved from Litchfield, Maine, to St. Albans, settling upon a tract of land in the vicinity of the old Quaker meeting-house, and engaged in farming. He married Esther Clough, of Durham, Maine, and had a family of eleven children, namely: Sarah, who married Hiram Hawes, of St. Albans, and is no longer living; Jeremiah, who died in California; Abbie, who is now a widow and resides in Amesbury, …

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