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

Biography of Hiram Blanchard

Hiram Blanchard, of Eastport, Washington County, a manufacturer of high-grade fertilizers and a dealer in fish pomace and fertilizer material, was born in Charlotte, this county, on January 11, 1825, his parents being David and Saviah (Bennett) Blanchard. The paternal grandfather, Stephen Blanchard, who was a hatter by trade, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 1, 1763. He removed from that town to Hopkinton, New Hampshire, where he afterward worked at his trade, and died on March 16, 1829. His wife’s maiden name was Elizabeth Esterbrook. David Blanchard, above named, born at Hopkinton, New Hampshire, on February 14, 1797, died …

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

Biography of Captain Edward Wallace Shackford

Captain Edward Wallace Shackford, a well-known shipmaster of Harrington, Washington County, was born in Eastport, April 14, 1840, son of Captain William and Mary C. (Lincoln) Shackford. He is a descendant of William and Deborah Shackford, of Dover, New Hampshire. The grandfather, Captain John Shackford, born in Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1753, was the first settler in Eastport, locating there in 1783. He had previously served in the Revolutionary War. As the town advanced in importance, he became one of its prominent business men and the owner of several vessels. He died in Eastport, December 25, 1840, aged eighty-seven years. Shackford’s …

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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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