I can't resist sending this little tidbit I discovered in Maine Families - Vol. 8.Joseph Crook Anderson (a professionhas genealogist, I believe) concludes that Arthur of Machias, son of James and Sarah Allen Dillaway, also of Machias, was too young to be the father of Esther.He based his professional opinion on information in an article in the Boston Transcript.Anderson believes James was Esther's father, as well as the father of Mary who m. William Chaloner.
In VOl. 8, it's noted under addendum for Vol. 7, and under the sketch for William Chaloner. . Mr. Anderson, I think I love you