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

Biography of Henry S. Boynton

Henry S. Boynton, one of the prosperous merchants of Lamoine, Hancock County, was born September 21, 1820, in Wiscasset, Maine. His father, William Boynton, a native of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, removed to Wiscasset when a young man, and was there Deputy Sheriff for a long time and afterward acting High Sheriff for a number of years. William subsequently lived for a time in Lamoine and then successively in Bangor and Chicago, remaining in the latter place until his death, at the age of seventy-nine years. He married Mary Huckins, who bore him the following children: William A., Elizabeth, and Thomas, …

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

Biography of Josiah H. Smith

Josiah H. Smith, a prosperous and progressive farmer of Trenton, Hancock County, son of Moses Smith, was born November 14, 1833, in the neighboring town of Eastbrook. His grandfather, John Smith, a pioneer settler of this part of Maine, came from Massachusetts with his wife and two sons, and, taking up a tract of wild land, cleared a farm, which at his death was divided between the two boys, and which is still in the possession of the family. Moses Smith worked manfully in the pioneer task of clearing the land for cultivation during his boyhood and early manhood. On …

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