I receive the daily news from the "Bangor Daily News" (ME) in an e-mail each day. *This morning there is an article about a former President of the University of Maine;it is also an obituary for Frederick HUTCHINSON who died at Age 79.The article says he grew up in Atkinson, ME, which is a very small town very near the center of the state.
The HUTCHINSON families in Maine are not discussed very often.I checked the archives and most postings are from 5-9 years ago.
I've mentioned many times the patriarchs, brothers, George and Thomas HUTCHINSON, arriving in 1630 with "the Winthrop Fleet."Because no one ever wrote a book onthem and their descendants,I don't know how many of their descendants moved to Maine.My research centers on the very large HUTCHINSON Farm which existed in Charlestown, Woburn, and then Winchester, MA, from 1720's to present day.(The 2 farmhouses went out of family hands ~1910 and ~1960.)
-- By the way, I am VERY interested in finding a picture or drawing of the "HUTCHINSON homestead" which existed from 1720's until it burned down in 1880's.No one I've contacted seems to know of such a picture.And, yet, I've read it was a large, fancy home, with carriage house, barn, etc.This is the farmhouse which would have existed at 21 Ridge Street.The replacement farmhouse was born down in 1960.The farmhouse at 18 Ridge Street still stands;it was probably built around 1850.
The oldest of the 6 siblings, John HUTCHINSON, and his 2 married sisters, moved to Brooklyn, NY, ~1850.His descendants might be the only ones who could have a picture of the Winchester farmhouse (1720-1880).But, I cannot locate any of their descendants.
Betty(near Lowell, MA)
* I'm interested in the Bangor, ME, area because of the relatedKIDDER and WILKINS families centered on the Maine / New Brunswick border from 1780's to present.