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Robert Hodsdon (#47094022)
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My wife and I have been very interested in tracing our family history back as far as we can for a couple of years now. After my grandparents and other relatives have passed away I was given all the pictures from their houses so I have a lot of very old pictures as well as very old family Bibles. My wife, children, and I have traveled all over Maine and into New Hampshire visiting cemeteries and taking pictures of our ancesters. It is a great project and we have learned a lot of interesting facts about our family heritage. Some of the names we have in our immediate pedegree are Hodsdon, Waltz, Kimball, Bowley, Garland, Thyng, Creamer, Leavitt, and Bartlett. Robert and Heidi Hodsdon
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Robert Otis
RE: regarding otis family
Not directly. Our common ancester would be Stephen Otis 1698-1759. My lineage stems from his son Stephen 1731-1817 to his son Hezekiah 1765-1859.
Added by Robert Otis on Feb 02, 2015 10:16 AM
Thomas Moody
RE: regarding moody postings
Hi - My grandparents are the late R. Ellis and Thelma (Donnell) Moody. My Moody ancestors for 5 generations back are all buried in the cemetery named Sproul/Moody (however, that's not its name and I've put in a request to have the name changed.) I think that there are links within that graveyard that will trace out my ancestry back to Joshua and Jane (Benner) Moody. Joshua Moody was the son of Amos and Elizabeth (Chamberlain) Moody. I believe that they're re buried in the Moody cemetery just a bit north of Joshua's, although their graves are unmarked (marked with fieldstones.) Amos' father was John Moody who settled in what's now known as Morang's Cove (once called Webber's Cove) on Damariscotta Lake circa 1782. His wife's name is unknown. John Moody died in 1778 and his wife had died prior to that. They (along with other members of the Moody family) were buried in a cemetery at the head of the aforementioned cove. that cemetery was destroyed in the 1940s. it consisted of about 40 graves (estimated) marked only by fieldstones. Its believed that this John Moody was the son of Clement Jr. and Elizabeth (Scribner) Moody of New Hampshire and was the older brother of Samuel Moody and Scribner Moody who also settled in Maine.

John Moody and his wife had five sons and three daughters - that we know of. The sons were Amos, John Jr., Richard, and Clement. The daughters were Abigail, Elizabeth and Sarah. Most of the Moodys in the area are connected. There was a Moody family in Brunswisk that does not appear to be connected as well as a line that settled in Lincolnville that is of a different line.

Its believed - using DNA analysis - that we are probably descendants of the Engromme / Ingram Moody who was a Scottish POW who was brought to the Saugus Iron Works in the 1660s. The early history of the family is not particularly clear as they didn't leave much of a trail!

Hope I've spelled out my Moody ancestry. If you want to contact me further its best to write me at I only drop by Find-a-rave sporadically.

Tom Moody
Added by Thomas Moody on Jan 15, 2015 3:47 PM
Ralph Allen Berry
Ralph's birthday was 18 April 1926 in Rockport, Maine. Buried in Mountain View Cem., Camden

Married 18 Jan. 1947 in Camden to Louise Waltz.
Added by Helgerquest on Dec 20, 2014 5:41 PM
Connie (Cross) Krueger
John Garland

I saw the Last Will & Testiment of John Garland and thought you might be interested in it for
Find A Grave Memorial # 113828882. Grammer and spelling not corrected. Thank you for his memorial. He is my 9th Great Grandfather his son Jacob.
Connie (Cross) Krueger
Find A Grave member #47328642

The last will and testiment of John Garland senior: aged about fivety yeares of Hampton in the countie of norfolke: in nue england Being made and signed: this 15th day of November 1671:
In the name of Jesus christ who is Lord of quick and dead: who hath [taught] uss to doe the will of our Heavenly father And yet hath in his word Ratified the will of the teastatour when he is dead: I John Garland sick in body.
As for my outward Estate which god have given me As it is the will of god so my will Is that out of It (my debts) being first paide that then my wife and childreng: should live of (ye) Rest: I doe thearfore give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth my loving wife the north End of my dwelling House and lower Rome & the bed in the Rome & all: furniture to itt: and ten: pound a yeare to be payd as followeth & nesesary Housold stufe that shall be nedfull for a single woman & a Hors to be found Her by my Excectatour: & wood brought to Her dore fitt for the fire: so long ass she live in the House if she Remove from the House or marry then the wood & Hors & the House & five pound of the former ten to cease: she only to Have five pound a yeare paid to Her: and to the milke of a cow so Long as she live in the House: aforesd:
I give and bequith unto my son John: garland: my Dwelling House and barn & all my out Housing and all the land: a bout the House & the medow: all that I bought of phillip lewes: & 5 ackes: more or less of salt marsh lieng in the Littill oxe comon: which wase formerly Tho: chaces: and a mare colt: which I formerly gave him Likewise I give unto my son John garland: all my stock of cattell Horses & swine: And Impliments of Husbandry: that are about my House att Home: and all my Housolld stufe: & beding Excepting what shall be after mentioned: He paying: the former pay to His mother which is formerly mentioned untill: His brother Jacob garland & peter garland shall come to the age of twentie one yeares: and then that: pay to be Equeally: devided & thay all to pay there mother: one ass much ass the other:
I give unto my son: Jacob: garland & peter garland the (one ) Half: of that land that I bought of mr Seaborn cotten that is in the woods with the plows & Impliments of Husbandry that is theare: the land and them to be equally: devided between them: which is att the Hog pen plaine : thay to Have it thay come to the age of twentie one years: : ase also each [of] them a bed and the furneture to itt: when: that come to (ye age) of twentie one years: to be paid to them by my Excecteure
And I doe hearby apoint my deare and loving wife Elizabeth Garland: & my son John garland to be my lawfull Excetor & Excecetour: she untill: my son John come to the age of (one) and twentie yearse: and then: my son John garland to be my Excectetour to this my last will and teastiment and for the confermation Hearof I the above sd John garland Senior Have Hearunto put my Hand and seall the day and yeare above
The mark of
John X garland [seal]
(proved April 9, 1672.)
(Essex County, Mass., Probate Files; Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 249.)

Added by Connie (Cross) Krueger on Nov 23, 2014 8:09 PM
sue sullivan
Freida Blake
have posted some pics. in area around other family members- have not found one with her name yet-
Added by sue sullivan on Oct 28, 2014 7:48 AM
Maria E. Parks
Adelbert Hudson
Robert, will you please transfer Adelbert Hudson to me. He is my great grandfather and I would like to keep his record with my family. His record is: 120580085

Thank you,

Maria Parks

PS: I have not forgotten to include you in any information I might find on our family. I will be traveling again next year (Maine/Tennessee) and if I find anything new I will share with you. I have not received any more information from other family members after asking several times.
Added by Maria E. Parks on Oct 23, 2014 12:05 AM
Noreen Peary Hammond
Albert Henry Blackstone
Memorial# 89262163 for Albert Blackstone thought you would want to know that I found his birth date as 20 april 1907 in Pownal and he died 3 Dec 1980 also in Pownal.

Albert is my 3rd cousin 2x removed.
Added by Noreen Peary Hammond on Oct 07, 2014 1:31 PM
Cindy Hodgdon
Ruth Blake Goodwin Hodsdon
Thank you luv!
Added by Cindy Hodgdon on Sep 13, 2014 6:47 PM
Peter Morgan
Rutters in Woodlawn
Hi Robert,

I am just about to fulfill your request for a photo of the marker of Doris Rutter. You will notice that her husband Douglas E's name and dates are also inscribed on the marker.
Next to this marker is another for Reginald S Rutter (probably a brother) & his wife Grace M. McFarland. Nearby is yet another marker with Ralph S Nutter (likely another brother), his wife Bernice H, and daughters Marion L & Geraldine P.

If you want to create memorials for these other Rutters &/or submit photo requests, I will gladly claim them and upload the photos I took. Let me know.

Added by Peter Morgan on Aug 20, 2014 4:22 PM
Peter Morgan
Thonsens in Woodlawn
Hi Robert,

As you will see by the photo I upload to fulfill your request for a photo of the marker of Christian H Thonsen, his parents, Christian & Katherine M and 2 sisters, Katherine A and Ida C, are shown on the marker.

If you would like to submit photo requests for them, I will gladly claim them and upload the photos. Please let me know.

Added by Peter Morgan on Aug 20, 2014 1:12 PM
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