I dedicate this website to the memory of my dear mother Doris Harmon, seen here in one of her high school pictures.  I expect to see her again.


To my sweet wife Gloria who is a great source of joy to me every day.


This will be an ongoing list of names that may be of interest to genealogists.  Some are relatives of ours and many are not.  We will make occasional comments.  If you are interested in following up on any of these, we may be able to furnish you with additional information.  Please use the Contact Us feature.

Andrews,   Lt. John  1621 - 1702

My 7th great grandfather

1.   In a deposition he swore his age to be 80 in 1701.  His dates may be birth 1621- died 1702.
 2.   John's father may have been Thomas Andrews(unverified).
 3.   He was one of 16 men of Ipswich enlisting for service in the Pequot War in 1617??  Dates are probably wrong and it must have been his father who was in the war???
 *Much interesting material in the beginning of Vol. 1 "Descendents of Lt.John Andrews."

 Also in "Penobscot Pioneers" Vol.4,Page 1546, much of this same material is presented by
Phillip Howard Gray-Bangor Public Library.
 4.  He was a nonconformist - there is no record in Eng. of his departure which shows he was not in good standing with the crown.
 5.  He served as a soldier against the Pequot Indians in 1637 and received 8 acres of land in Ipswich for that service.
 6.  He was imprisoned 21days with a few other men for being in contempt ofSir Edmund Andros - and misdemeanors.   "The action of these brave men has been called 'The Foundation of American Democracy' -- 80 years before theRevolution.  The seal of the Town of Ipswich bears the motto   The Birthplace of American Independence - 1687 in comemoration of the above; incident.  See p. 10 of the Decendents of Lt. John Andrews by Andrews -- 929.2  A565ae  Vol. I 
 7.  He and another of my ancestors, William Andrews, went on record as opposed to the Salem Witch Trials - p. 12 ibid.  "at the hazard of their lives".

Batchelder, Mary  b. about 1620

My 7th great grandmother by marriage

1. she was the wife or consort of George Rogers. He was one of Winter's fishermen at Richmond's Island in 1638. He was settled at Long Reach, Kittery by 1638 and was convicted of Adultery with Mary Batchelder. (Probably because she was still married to Batchelder- see below. Rogers was Timothy Libby's 2nd great grandfather which is how I am related. He had a son, Richard Rogers.   It seems that this Richard Rogers was married 2nd to Sarah Libby Tidy who was dau. to the immigrant John Libby.  The Libby book says that Sarah's 4 children are all from Tidy.
2. she also was the 3rd wife of Rev. Stephen Batchelder  (sp.?) who "invegled him into marriage in his old age"  she proved to be a disreputable woman.  He went back to England to get away from her - and remarried there in spite of his age.
3. It is said that the above situation inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne to write "The Scarlet Letter".  He lived near these people.  (This is from my recollection of the facts - which may not be exactly accurate. CM)

For factual information see the Batchelder Genealogy by Pierce, Maine State Lib. 9292.B32

Dea. Timothy Brown 1711 -1770

My 5th great grandfather

 Deacon Timothy Brown who married Thankful Olmsted was captured by the Indians May 6, 1746 and taken to Canada.   He with a soldier named Robert Moffatt had left the fort at Swansey to go the Keene when they were set upon by a party of Indians.  Both were soon released and returned, but Deacon Brown and his family soon removed to Ware, MA. where he owned a farme adjoining his father - in-law, Capt. Jabez Olmsted.  HE lived in Ware about 10 years before he returned to Swansey to reside.

Buenzli, Carl and Lois - older than I by about 20 years

This couple used to come to visit out church.  They lived north of Waldoboro , perhaps in Nobleboro, but one would take Rt. 32 off Rt. 1 to get to their place- I think we visited once.  They kept goats.  They drove a Citroen vehicle that could be raised and lowered in height from the ground.  She had very white hair and was always neat tnd prim.  Carl was a small quiet man, bald and perhaps a bit henpecked but nice.  The thing that I remembered the most about these Christian brethren was how she loved to get up in the night and listen to HCJB, a Christian station on short wave.  It was her regular habit to do so, I believe.

Rev. Wm. Hooper   ordained Aug. 1776
was the first Baptist minister to be ordained on the soil of Maine.  He became the pastor of the Berwick and Madbury church at he time of his ordination in Berwick.  Burrage in his History of the Baptists in Maine in a note on page 46 tells us that Mr. Hooper was a member of the convention that framed the Constitution the the State of New Hampshire.  Noah Hooper his son became a successful Baptist pastor and his grandson, Rev. Noah Hooper was for many years a pastor of the Baptist church in Exeter, NH.
  At Hoopers ordination he also baptiszed four young men, one of which was Benjamin Randall who was the founder of the Free Will Baptist movement.
  James Hooper was ordained at Paris, ME June 25 1795 being the  youngest brother of William Hooper.  He was chosen as minister of that town at a meeting of the "freeholders and other inhabitants". By some he was considered somewhat eccentric.  He was one of the original incorporators of the Hebron Academy when application was made to the court of MA for a charter in 1804.

Hughey, Phillip, Jr. & Sr.

  1. A few years ago I personally interviewed Phil Hughey Sr. at his home in the Alagash and have on tape an account of the beginning of the Conservative Baptists in Maine.
  2. His son, Phil Hughey Jr. was pastor of the Calvary Baptist church in Brewer ,Maine and he (Sr..) pastored a Baptist church in Presque Isle.
  3. Together they carried on the Aroostook Bible Camp for many years up in Allagash where many young people wereministered to effectively 
  4. Listen to the taped interview.  Click here

Hurlburt, Isabelle,  Abigail,  1826 - 1846 

Daughter of Josiah and Abigail Libby.  Epitaph on tombstone in cemetery across from Black Point Congregational church near Prout's Neck, Scarboro.

"She met the summons in calm reliance on the Savior as her reconciled Judge, not by works but the gift of God through the application of the atoning sacrifice."  

I am very much looking forward to seeing this relative of mine some day soon. C.M.

Larrabee, Isaac

One of my grandfathers

  1. In May 1763 Isaac, his wife Deborah and three children along with others embarked on a small Buck vessel for Machias, arriving there on the 20th of May.
  2. He built a large doublelog house whithin 8 - 10 rods of the falls and also a sawmill. 
  3. He was one of 16 persons who formed an association for the purpose of building mills and engaging in lumbering in Machias. 
  4. He is listed on the stone marker as one of the original settlers. 
  5. Isaac and Deborah were first cousins - her maiden name was also Larrabee. 
  6. They both lived to be over - or around 100 years old. They had not less than 6 children. - she was baptized on Dec. 24th, 1732

Libby, Timothy  b. Kittery, 1724;- d. Machias, 1766

Wife, SArah Stone

1. He was carried to Scar. Me. when a child. - settled on Scottows Hill where all of his children were born.
2. In 1763 he became one of the first settlers of Machias - an account in Libby book tells of the discovery and settling of Mach.  told to my great grandfather.

 Robert Maunder  b.1815 , Devon, Eng. 
One of Gloria's ancestors
 I am the granddaughter of Edmund R.Maunder, whose father was also Edmund and died before his father's birth.  I have since found (as far as I can find out)  the senior's Edmund parents. I sent in the previous request wanting information about him,
    Robert Maunder was born in Devon about 1815 and married Harriet (Blackmore?) from Devon who was born about Dec.1821.  They had two children. Edmund Robert, born 1850 and Louise M. born  about 1847.  Both children were born in London.  Edmund Robert the younger (b.1883) married Anna Sophia Cecilia Sperlich from Vienna, Austria.  They had 2 sons, Robert whose death is in your list of Maunder deaths, from Fredericton, NB. Alan, who died abt.1995., 3 daughters, Pamela, my mother who married Gordon Yerxa of Woodstock, NB; Joan Cunningham and Edith Coates.
    Interestingly, Robert and the two Edmunds were bakers which my grandfather carried on after immigrating to New Brunswick, Canada.
    I would like to find out more and earlier information.  I have found out who Edmund Sr,(1850) was  married to.  It was a Sophie Stevenson (1858), whose parents were James (abt.1826) and Sophia Stevenson(abt.1827). 

Purdy, Jemima 

A great grandmother

  1. Middle Name was Purdayor.
  2. She had 1 brother and 4 sisters, Mary Sullivan, Eunice Lane, Phoebe Burgess
    Hadley, and Sally Hoyt.
  3. She met John Noble in prison in NY, where she was confined for giving information to the enemy (Britain).  He was there after having been captured in his first battle.
  4. The area in White Plains, NY saw much action during the Revolutionary War. Washington had his headquarters there.  Mamaroneck is in this area and there is a "Purdy Hill" and a "Purdey" store there.  I read about this in a book on the battle of White Plains.

Ramsdell, Paul

  1. It was Paul Ramsdell's niece, Elaine Clark who was in Providence Bible Institute at
    the same time as I, Charles, who was instrumental in bringing Gloria and me together.
  2. His family used to live in the Lubec area. He finished out his life in Woodstock where the Clarks were able to tend out on him.
  3. His wife Eva was Elaine's mother's sister, married to Brownrigg.
  4. I often stayed with the Brownriggs when attending the Missionary Conf. at N.B.B.I. in Victoria, N.B. Canada. 

Sprague, John  1630 - 1676

One of my great grandfathers.

1. Was probably a Counsellor of Sir Edmund Andros. (it is suggested that this might have been John son of William).
2. He was slain in Pierce's fierce fight at Pawtucket (RI) in Phillip's War, Mar. 26, 1676.  This was one of the worst defeats of the settlers loosing 57 people with only one escaping to tell about it and he did not preserve a record.  There was a minister who did some writing about the battle.  The people of Rehoboth were spared as were those of Providence by staying under cover in garrison houses. 

From Sue Bates, correspondent. The son of Francis and Anne Sprague, John Sprague was born about 1637, probably in Duxbury, Massachusetts. In 1655 he married Ruth Basset whose father, William Basset (born about 1590 in England) had arrived in America in 1621 aboard the ship FORTUNE (Thomas Barton, Master). John Sprague and his wife Ruth Basset lived in Marshfield, Massachusetts for a number of years before settling at Duxbury around 1668. Shortly after their arrival in Duxbury, he became co-proprietor of his father's tavern in Duxbury and remained such until his death. John Sprague apparently inherited his father's ardent temperament. Described as a "...spark off the old flint", he is known to have spent several hours in the stocks on at least one occasion for "...highly misdemeaning himself in the house of James Cole of Plymouth near unto or on the evening before the Sabbath Day, in drinking, gaming and uncivil reveling, to the dishonor of God and the offense of the government, by his gaming and the bringing of his mare uncivily into the parlor of James Cole, aforesaid." It is believed that he was the John Sprague who was a counselor to Sir Edmund Andros, rather than the John Sprague who was the son of William Sprague. John Sprague was killed in the massacre of Captain Michael Pierce's Company of English Militia during the King Philip's War when, on 26 March 1676, that company of 65 men (supplemented by about 20 friendly Indians) engaged a superior force of hostiles near the Pawtucket River in Rhode Island, about 5 miles north of Providence. According to Douglas Edward Leach in his history of that war entitled FLINTLOCK AND TOMAHAWK - NEW ENGLAND IN THE KING PHILIP'S WAR, Captain Pierce, having determined that there was a band of hostile Indians located near the Pawtucket River, had prepared his men for battle and had sent a messenger into the nearby town of Providence requesting reinforcements before attacking. For some reason this messenger, arriving at the time of public worship, chose to wait until after the service had concluded before delivering Captain Pierce's request. When the situation was made known, Captain Andrew Edmunds of the Providence Militia immediately set out with a group of armed men in order to join forces with Pierce's company. Meanwhile, the Plymouth Militia group had unwittingly engaged and become surrounded by an extremely large force of hostile Narrangansett Indians and were overwhelmed. By the time Edmunds and his men arrived, it was too late. The fact that some 42 of the 55 colonists killed that day were buried at the site of the battle, including that of John Sprague of Duxbury, indicates that there were some survivors, or it may indicate that there were bodies which may not have been recovered.