I have been doing a lot of research on the Kingman, Haslam and Jordan families in the Waltham, Ellsworth and Mariaville, Maine areas.I have been to the town offices, to the libraries and to the cemeteries.
I am proving one of my lines to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and I'm going to do it under the Kingman line.I intended to use the line of George Haslam, but I wasn't comfortable with the small amount of proof I had, which was probably plenty, but I like to "do it up good!"If anyone out there has more info on George Haslam I would love to know about it. I have his Amer. Rev. war information and his daughter Tamar's baptisim info from the church where she was baptized in Falmouth (now Portland) Maine.There are a few mentions of him here and there, but I'm hoping someone will open a new venue for me.He was born in 1730 in England and died 1798 in Waltham, Maine.He married Mary Prudence Wescott dau. of Richard and Mary Wardwell Wescott in Falmouth (now Portland) Maine.He moved to Waltham, Maine, where he died.
The Eben Kingman mentioned who wrote a history was my gggf.I have pictures of him and town records.He wrote a lengthy piece, which was submitted and used by the Ellsworth American newspaper in 1893.It gives an unbelieveable amount of info on the lives of Ebenezer, Eben, brothers, sisters and children, with dates, names, etc.It tells of their way of life, the land they cleared. My ggggf Marlboro [Molbory] died while felling trees at his homestead in Waterford, Maine.It tells of the winter that Eben Homer Kingman spent all alone in the Mariaville area when his only relative in that area had to return to their family home in Waterford, Me for a while.That winter of his seclusion he made and played his own violin.I have been in contact with the member of the family who still has the violin and was trying to get it repaired.I let her know it was made in the winter of 1805-1806.These ancestors just spring to life when you really get to know them, don't they?
I, too, am a member of the Mayflower Society under the names William Brewster and Stephen Hopkins.I'm ready to send in my John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley evidence.Then I have two more Pilgrims to prove on the other side of my family.To paraphrase an old cliche from the advertising world, "What's a day without doing some research!"
In case I don't get back to read this post for a while, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please put something about one of these families in the subject line so that I won't just delete your message.