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

Biography of David E. Dinsmore

David E. Dinsmore, a thriving dairy farmer and milk dealer of Dover, Piscataquis County, Maine, was born in the adjacent town of Foxcroft, November 4, 1848, son of Sanford C. and Lucy (Gilman) Dinsmore. He bears the name of his immigrant progenitor, a native of Ireland, of Scottish descent, who came to this country in 1745, and settled in New Hampshire. In the History of Chester, New Hampshire, David Dinsmore of that early day is spoken of as working at his occupation of tailor in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and later as buying land in Chester. Arthur Dinsmore, son of David, …

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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 David R. Straw

David R. Straw, of Guilford, the secretary of the Piscataquis Woollen Company and a son of David R. and Caroline A. (Ayer) Straw, was born in this town, May 16, 1836. Both the grandfather, Gideon Straw, a farmer and one of the early settlers of Newfield, York County, and his wife, Mary, died in Newfield at an advanced age. They reared two sons and five daughters. David R. Straw, Sr., the eldest son, was born in Newfield, November 7, 1795. Largely self-educated, he graduated from Brown University, and in 1830 began to practice law in Sangerville, this county. About 1833 …

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

Biography of Elbridge A. Thompson, M.D.

Elbridge A. Thompson, M.D., of Dover, Piscataquis County, a Civil War veteran, an ex-member of the legislature and Executive Council, and the founder of the Thompson Free Library of Dover, was born in Sangerville, Maine, January 4, 1828. A son of James and Hannah H. (Coombs) Thompson, he is a grandson of James Thompson, Sr., a native of Londonderry, New Hampshire, who was an early settler of Buckfield, Maine, and a resident of that town for the rest of his life. Having spent his active years in general farming, Grandfather Thompson died, over eighty years old. By his three marriages …

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