Hi, i don't have the original paper work, but when i had GenealogyLibrary.com I copied information on the Marden/Spratt family, since its part of mine. and the info talks alot about the Goodwin papers at Orono, Maine. I have a distant cuz living in Maine, i'll see if she can find the info for me and then post it or mail it to you. This is some of what i copied. page 146 Newspaper Clipping dated March, 1966 "Charles Levi Spratt, 88, died Monday evening at his home in Newport, Maine. born in East Corinth, Maine on(never got the rest).
Suggest to those who might care that they write to town clerk of Saintfield, Belfast, Galway, Ireland and enclose #1.00 requesting information on Lord burials on "Lord" born about 1760 and died before 1850. You would do well to ask of there are further charges and request the cost of research be advised in advance. Also do the international postage stamp. Also, in the Goodwin Papers at Orono is the following statement: "Mercy Spratt's folks are buried in Sainfield, Belfast, Galway, Irland" Mr Goodwin obtained this information from John Marden wh married the Mother of Mercy who walater the wife of Laban Spratt and thus becomes Mercy Spratt. The auther of this genealogy questions this statement. Mercy Spratts mother was maiden name Lord, married Ware, and then as widow married "Marden". (This is my family and she did). but the author says: I wold suspect, rather, that Eunice Lord's parents are the ones referred to as being buried in Belfast, Galway, Ireland. Another scrap of paper in the Goodwinpapers states: Eunice (Lord) Ward Marden was the mother of Mercy (Ward) Spratt. Eunice was the daughter of Nathan Lord, Sr.' Present author can only relate him as a desc of Nathan Lord who wasof Kittery, Maine 1652, but we then have several generation gaps to account for, and if Eunice (Lord) Ward Marden's parents are of this lineage, then the parents must have returned to Ireland in either discontent, or homesickness, If they be the ones referred to in the Goodwin Papers.
Also from Goodwin papers, Maine State Library, Orono, Me "A History of the Early Settlement of Palermo, Maine" by Allen Goodwin, published 1896 in Belfast, Maine. That author is the grandson of Dea. John Marden of Palermo (MY DIRECT LINE), Maine Mr Marden farmed out hsi chidlren after the death of his first wife and went to New Hampshire.." let out my farm in 1805 to Elder Robinson and Dr Pratt. This season, I formed an acquaintance with Mrs Eunice Ward of Harlem (Later called China), which was left a widow abut the same time and near the same age with three chidren, 2 daughters and a son..the eldest being 6 years and the yougnes 17mos. She brought with her $700-$800.00 worth of property for their support.We marreid 24th August, 1806. She assisted in paying off bills etc." the quotes are expressionsin the writing of John marden, as proved by comparing penmanship with his family Bible Records also to be found in the Goodwin Papers. Well, hope that helps alittle. Carlene