Looking for assistance re John Main who married Mary Findlay in Nairn on 6 December 1825. As so many with the surname of Main who lived in Nairn were called John it has been difficult to discover who his parents were. or when and where he had been born. Secondly, where did he die? Their youngest child Robert would appear to have been born in London in 1834. In the 1841 census Mary and her children were living in Edinburgh and there was no husband/father with them. What happened there? It would be nice to overcome this brickwall. Cheers, Jean Main in Canberra Australia.
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Thanks for your email. The best information I have is from THE MAIN TREE by Nancy Childress that places me in the Stonington group (?). I would be interested in joining the dna group project. Just what do I have to do and what does it cost? -----Original Message----- From: Mac Main via <email@example.com> To: Main-L <Main-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:06 pm Subject: [MAIN] Main/Maine/Mayne Y DNA surname project at FamilyTreeDNA.com I learned I am a Stonington CT descendant of I group I did not even know existed because of this dna project. The project has been going some 10 years and we have just over 60 participants. 20 some are of the Stonington variety that I am, another 20 some are men that match no other men and are still seeking a match. The final 20 some are split between a group of 5 Mains of German ancestry and some other small groups of two or three men. I particularly interested in finding more men from Europe to test hoping to find a Main in England that matches the Stonington numbers to prove the legend. Forgot to mention that we have multiple Scots in the unmatched group who by definition do not match one another. https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Main/default.aspx?section=yresults <https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Main/default.aspx?section=yresults> displays the results to date. It does not matter what the numbers mean, but rather who has numbers the same as some one else of very close. You are encouraged to join us if you wish. Mac Main ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MAINfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
I learned I am a Stonington CT descendant of I group I did not even know existed because of this dna project. The project has been going some 10 years and we have just over 60 participants. 20 some are of the Stonington variety that I am, another 20 some are men that match no other men and are still seeking a match. The final 20 some are split between a group of 5 Mains of German ancestry and some other small groups of two or three men. I particularly interested in finding more men from Europe to test hoping to find a Main in England that matches the Stonington numbers to prove the legend. Forgot to mention that we have multiple Scots in the unmatched group who by definition do not match one another. https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Main/default.aspx?section=yresults <https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Main/default.aspx?section=yresults> displays the results to date. It does not matter what the numbers mean, but rather who has numbers the same as some one else of very close. You are encouraged to join us if you wish. Mac Main
I've "rescued" an old photograph of F. T. WHITMAN which was taken at the Jones Studio in Providence, Rhode Island. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870's with the man in the photograph likely in his 20's or 30's at the time it was taken. The photograph was recovered along with others belonging to the Class of 1878 from Brown University including both faculty and students. With this knowledge I was able to locate information regarding Freeman Tupper WHITMAN who was a member of the Class of 1878 at Brown University and have gathered the following information about him: Freeman Tupper WHITMAN was the son of Nathan Tupper WHITMAN (b. 5 Dec 1815 in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia) and Matilda G. FREEMAN (b. 5 Sept 1821 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia). He was one of five children born to this couple including, Charlotte; Alfred; Freeman Tupper; and Frederick Augustus; and Adolphus Freeman WHITMAN, all born between 1844 and 1853 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia. Freeman's father married a second time in 1862 to Matilda COOMBS and with her had a daughter, Matilda Blanche WHITMAN b. 1863 in Milton, Queens, Nova Scotia. Freeman married more than once, first to Harriet "Hattie" CHURCH (b. Charlestown, RI d. 22 May 1886 in Westerly, RI) in Westerly, RI on 5 Oct 1882, and second to Bessie B. Chapman MAIN (b. 30 Jun 1866 in North Stonington, CT) with whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth Wave WHITMAN. Freeman died in Pawtucket, RI on 28 Feb 1915. Census records provide the following information: 1900 census of Framingham, MA: Freeman WHITMAN, age 50, born Mar 1850, married 10 years, born Canada, parents born Canada, to USA 1868, a Clergyman Bessie M. WHITMAN, wife, age 32, born Jun 1867, married 10 years, 1 child/1 living, born CT, parents born CT Elizabeth W. WHITMAN, dau, age 8, born CT, at School I am hoping to locate someone from this WHITMAN Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of this family. If you are a member of the family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
Hi! Ancestry.Com www.ancestry.com is having FREE access to its Civil War records until April 14TH,. Check out www.ancestry.com.civilwar150 and http://ow.ly.4uRSA ,. Unrelated check out The Sons of the Union Veterans of The Civil War web site http://suvcw.org/ ,. Relatively yours, Scott Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi; In the 1880 census there is a Chas. H. Maine in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut who is 44 years old and a farmer. He and his parents were all born in CT. His wife was Susan 41 years old. She and her parents were all born it CT. Anyone know anything about these people? Thanks. John
Hi! I am sharing this with multiple lists. The New London County, Connecticut; list is obvious because of the family tie-in to this county. Also other family groups are mentioned in these lineages of Yorks, specifically Geer,Palmer,Congdon, Potter,and Main, so those discussion groups are also getting this. In "Bcc:" my Genealogy List is getting this also. The only case where I am a descendant of five siblings, children of Thomas York and Mary Brown: 1. William York (Hannah Palmer) Mary/Molly York (Amos Palmer) Eleanor/Ellen Palmer (Nathan Newton), Elizabeth Newton(George Geer) Lydia Adelia Geer (Perry Kenyon Congdon) Abram Eugene Congdon (Flora Dean Miner) Harriet Elizabeth Congdon (James Bard Bill) Ruth Carolyn Bill (Robert Scott Hirst) Scott Bill Hirst, myself; and my brother James Robert Hirst 2. Thankful York (William Wilcox) Simeon Wilcox (Eunice Palmiter) Amey Wilcox (George Geer) George Geer (Elizabeth Newton), see above. 3. John York (Anna Brown) Lucy York (Asa Spalding) Lucy Spalding (Asher Miner) Asa Spalding Miner (Abby Palmer) Erastus D. Miner (Harriet Davis Potter) Flora Dean Miner (Abram Eugene Congdon) 4.Bell York (Ruth Main) James York (Lucy Palmer) Abby sometimes called Nabby York (Jairus Palmer) Abby Palmer (Asa Spalding Miner) 5.Thomas York (Deborah Brown) Jesse York (Ann (ah) Breed) Anna York (Andrew Chapman) Prentice Chapman (Martha "Patty" Church) Julyet and other spellings Chapman (James Leonard Bill) Leonard Eugene Bill (Ruth Caroline Babcock) James Bard Bill (Harriet Elizabeth Congdon) These children are NOT in order but should be easy to follow. John York's house is still standing. If you know of any of these persons burial places please let me know. I know some of them. Andrew Chapman and Anna York are ancestors of Rhode Island Congressman James Monroe Pendleton and first woman President of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Ellen Fitz Pendleton. These are descendants of Andrew Chapman and Welthey Palmer, this Andrew, brother to my third great grandfather Prentice Chapman. Relatively yours, Scott Bill Hirst Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi, Everyone, I'm searching for information on Maria Barbara Main, b. 19 Nov 1791 in Frederick County, MD, christened in Middletown. She married Solomon Hoff in Frederick County 24 Apr 1811. The Hoffs resided in Loudoun County, VA, and had two daughters, Catharina, b. 12 Oct 1811 and Elizabeth Ann, b. 4 Apr 1814. Solomon died 4 Nov 1814. Barbara evidently moved back to Frederick County, where she married Jonathan A. Miller 7 Mar 1816. I have seen a note that states the Millers were in DC in 1824 (source cited is Helen Seubold's publication on Mehn/Main/Mayne), and the 1830 DC census shows: Jonothan A. Miller listed in Washington, Ward 1, District of Columbia in 1830, Roll: M19_14, Page: 121 (Image 235 on Ancestry.com). 1 male under 5 1 male 30-40 1 male 40-50 1 female under 5 1 female 10-15 2 females 15-20 (presumably Catherine, 19 and Elizabeth, 16) 1 female 30-40 (presumably Barbara, 39) I am reasonably sure this is the correct family. Jonathan and Barbara probably had children, accounting for the two younger females. I can find nothing further on Barbara or Jonathan except for the following: A National Intelligencer Abstract for Wednesday, March 14, 1832 has a statement from Bailiff R.R. Buff stating that he will "expose to public sale, for cash, on May 20, on the premises of Jonathan A. Miller, on Pa. ave., the following property, to wit, one bay horse, one sorrel horse, one carryall and gear, one walnut ches bureau, sec, etc. seized and taken as the property of Jonathan A. Miller and will be sold to satisfy rent due Anthony Preston. On May 31, 1832 the Intelligencer stated that several insolvent debtors, including Jonathan A. Miller, had applied to be discharged from imprisonment. On June 22, 1833 the Intelligencer reported that Washington City properties of Jonathan A. Miller would be sold for taxes due for 1831 and 1832. So far we have located no further mention of Jonathan or Barbara. I believe that Elizabeth A. Hoff/Huff went on to marry William Hoover in DC in 1832, and would like to have any information that would either verify or disprove this, and also any further information on Barbara and/or Jonathan. Thanks! Judy Damewood
Hi! The Groton Ward of the LDS will have a genealogical expo on march 14TH from 11:00 A.M., to 4 P.M., at their chapel on Flanders Road,. This can be reasonably accessed near Interstate #95,. Various genealogical opportunities will be available. Organizations can also have a presence. I am not a LDS member but a friend is who advised me on this. I will e-mail you a contact person when I have one. Sharing with my genealogy Group and my LDS contact in "Bcc:",. You are all being contacted as many in these respective discussion groups have New London County, Connecticut; tie-ins. Relatively yours, Scott Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi! I am running for Town Council in Hopkinton, Rhode Island; and busy with my candidacy among other things. Next week I am very busy with two meetings concerning the Ashaway, R.I., Fire District which I am one of three Fire Commissioners. My genealogy part of me is busy too! Please make note of the Crandall http://www.cfa.net reunion a week from today, Saturday, July 19TH, in Ashaway, R.I.,. Contact Donna Potter on this at email@example.com . The Avery http://www.averymemorialassociation.com reunion is a week from today also at the museum at Foxwoods please contact Stephanie Lantiere firstname.lastname@example.org ,with questions. Betty Brustolon is handling reunion arrangements contact her at email@example.com ,.This is her son'e e-mail. Both these groups have an events a day before (Crandall) or day before and day after ( Avery),. The Goodenow Family Association http://www.goodenowfamily.org have a reunion coming up in Sudbury, Massachusetts. If you have Pendleton ancestry you likely have Goodenow. Contact Hal Cutler firstname.lastname@example.org , directly on questions. It starts with Pre-Reunion activities in a couple of days. The Thomas Stanton Society has a multiple day reunion coming up starting Friday, July 25TH in Stonington, Connecticut. Contact Louise Hawley email@example.com , for form. Also the Fairbanks reunion http://www.fairbankshouse.org in Dedham, Massachusetts will be on Saturday, July 19TH,. A number of Ezekiel Main(e)'s descendants would have a tie-in to one or more of these families. Relatively yours, Scott Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi! Sharing with you and the Roots Web Discussion Groups for Geer,Main, and Wheeler families in "Cc:",. A number of these will have an Avery tie-in. In "Bcc:" my Genealogy List and some Avery contacts are getting this e-mail some more than once or perhaps all, FYI! I deleted prices however not to offend Roots Webs policy? I have noted to the media a few moments ago which is basically below except prices. I quoted exactly in some/many instances from our Avery newsletter. Relatively yours, Scott Start: The Avery Memorial Association www.averymemorialassociation.com will hold its annual meeting/reunion Saturday,July 19Th at Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. Registration starts at 10:00 A.M., with the meeting program between 10:30 A.M.,- 12:30 P.M.,. At 12:30 P.M., will be a buffet lunch and from 2:00- 4:00 P.M., the Pequot Museum Director will be giving the attendees a thirty minute Power Point presentation and talk/Q&A about the relationship with the Avery's and Pequot Tribe. Admission is separate from the reunion but attendees can get a reduced group rate of admission. Activities are also planned for the Avery's the day before and after the reunion in the local area. The cost itself for Saturday, July 19Th for the buffet with registration deadline for meals is June 15TH and late fees after that date for adults are between June 16Th and June 30Th late fee and on or after July 1ST,it is more. The Avery Memorial Association is a Groton, Connecticut; based organization that operates multiple historic sites.Membership consists of Active Members descendants of descendants of Christopher Avery and a Friends category. Stephanie Lantiere is president and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions about the organization. Reunion reservations and membership queries should be made to Betty Brustolon, membership secretary, at 860-536-7236,. Among notable Christopher Avery descendants are United States Vice Presidents Schuyler Colfax and Nelson Rockefeller, End Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi! Just sent this out to media contacts and Roots Web Discussion Groups among others. FYI! Some of you clearly likely to have some Avery ancestry. I have Geer,Wheeler out of both Massachusetts and Connecticut; Main, and Congdon lines. Relatively yours, Scott To: Press Contacts From:Scott Bill Hirst, Publicity Chair,Avery Memorial Association,401-377-4643 Ref:Colonial Magician at Avery House Start: Joseph Lantiere of Oakville, Connecticut; who portrays "Joseph Potter, Colonial American Magician" at the Ebenezer Avery House at the Fort Griswold site at Groton Heights will be appearing the following dates Saturday, June 14Th; Friday,July 4TH; Sunday July 6TH; Sunday, July 20TH; Saturday, August 16Th; and Monday, September 1ST., Lantiere will be performing casual 18TH Century parlor magic at the house from 11:00 A.M., to 5 P.M., The Ebenezer Avery House is now open on Fridays from 11:00 A.M., to 5 :00 P.M., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 A.M., to 5:00 P.M.,. Those interested in volunteering at the house or interested in donating an item to the Avery Memorial Association for the house as a gift or in memory of someone can contact Alice Sheriff at the house at 860-446-9257,. The Avery Memorial Association is an organization of both active and friends categories. Stephanie Lantiere. Joseph's wife is President and she can be reached at email@example.com for further details on the organization. End Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Hi! Below is a modification what I sent out earlier to some contacts. This is new to this group and you may find of interest. I have one Main(e) line and some Main's and other spelling variations would have some tie-ins with these families. Relatively yours, Scott Hi! As you may know I am a board member of the Crandall Family Association www.cfa.net . Please note the Crandall Family Association reunion on Saturday, July 19TH in Ashaway, Rhode Island,.Registration begins at 9:00 A.M., at the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church Parish House, on Church Street, in Ashaway which is easily accessible off Route#3 in Ashaway, R.I., south bound from Exit#1 off Interstate#95,. It is possibly three miles (?) from that Exit? This reunion has been held now for every two years. Among the days activities will be those who wish to attend can go to the SDB Church Service at 11 A.M., attended a catered luncheon at 12:30 P.M., and in the afternoon will be a membership meeting,a program concerning the Crandall connections in the history of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church which is 300 years old this year and to the Town of Hopkinton which was 250 years old last year. A silent auction will be held, awards & recognitions made, and a visit to the cemetery in Westerly where the Elder John Crandall homestead is located. A group photo will be taken during the day also. There are no charges except for the luncheon which tickets will be available at registration.No charge for children under 6,. The evening before attendees will gather at the Old Wilcox Tavern in Charlestown. To facilitate reservations for the Old Wilcox Tavern please contact Cassandra Crandall at firstname.lastname@example.org ,.Regular reunion information contact our CFA President Donna Potter at email@example.com ,. Other reunions during this time are The Goodenow Family Association www.goodenowfamily.org in Sudbury, Massachusetts contact Hal Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Avery Memorial Association www.averymemorialassociation.com at the Native American Museum at Foxwoods which has events the day before and after July 19TH,.Contact Stephanie Lantiere, AMA President at email@example.com ,.The Goodenow,Avery, and Crandall could be attended if you divide up your time. A number of Crandalls would be related to both families. The Goodenow Family goes into the Pendleton Family. Unfortunately I will miss the Fairbanks Family In America Reunion www.fairbankshouse.org in Dedham,Massachusetts on July 19Th,. Lastly Fred Burdick is in charge of the Thomas Stanton Society Reunion in Stonington, Connecticut; July 25TH to July 27TH,. Contact Louise Hawley for information and forms at firstname.lastname@example.org ,.Fred Burdick is arranging the reunion with his wife Evelyn email@example.com. Fred can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org ,. BTW another Crandall group in Massachusetts is having a reunion at the same time as us and have arranged for a whale watch in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Friday, July 18TH,. Diane Crandall from that group should be contacted at email@example.com . Relatively yours, Scott Scott Bill Hirst 20 Maple Court Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA (401)377-4643 Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
Thanks for the reply. Will keep it in mind. Bob McKeon _RHilands@aol.com_ (mailto:RHilands@aol.com) ************************************** Get a sneak peek of the all-new AOL at http://discover.aol.com/memed/aolcom30tour
RHilands@aol.com wrote: >Looking for help on the surname MAINS in the Erie County, PA. area from >1800 >- 1900. Any help will be greatly appreciated. > >Thommasin Mains, dau. of Archibald & Barbara Mains m. Robert Graham, son of >Ebenezer Graham & Catherine Gray 30 March 1826, Millcreek. > >Walter F. Mains, son of Archibald & Barbara Mains m. Eleanor Graham, dau. >of >Ebenezer Graham & Catherine Gray 22 Nov. 1834, Harborcreek. > >Barbara Mains, dau. of Archibald & Barbara Mains m. Cyreneus E. Webster, >son >of Eli Webster & Prudence Lee 28 Oct. 1834 at McKean, Erie Co. Pa. > >Barbara Mains, dau of Walter F. Mains & Eleanor Graham m. Berkley P. >Arbuckle, son of William Arbuckle & Annis Shattuck 4 Nov. 1858 at Millcreek. > >The name has also been spelled MAINES, MAYNES & MEANS > >Thanks, Bob McKeon >Hartford, CT. >_RHilands@aol.com_ (mailto:RHilands@aol.com) (mailto:RHilands@aol.com) > > > > > >************************************** Get a sneak peek of the all-new AOL at >http://discover.aol.com/memed/aolcom30tour > >------------------------------- >To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MAINfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > This is to the following; RHilands, Paul Main, Mac Main and Scott Bill Hirst. I can not find a connection to any of the names or dates that you have posted. My Main's came first to Canada then to the U.S. and out to Washington and Idaho. My grand father arrived here in 1887. I don't know of any who went east. If however you should find in Scotland a John Main married to Jean Steel I would be forever grateful . Gerald Main
Hey Scott, Thank you very much for the information. That name Nancy Childress seems so familiar. Best, Bob In a message dated 7/23/2007 10:45:02 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: Do not forget who I consider the "MAIN" person for Main genealogy and that is Nancy Childress <firstname.lastname@example.org> she has recently had published a third edition of The Main Tree III and this includes descendants of Ezekiel Maine an early settler of Stonington,Connecticut.Ezekiel son of John Maine and Elizabeth Lawrence/Laurie,.She also does a Main newsletter and a Porter newsletter. Do not get tripped on spelling there are various ways to spell the name including Main,Maine,Mayne,and Mains among others perhaps. Relatively yours, Scott ************************************** Get a sneak peek of the all-new AOL at http://discover.aol.com/memed/aolcom30tour