I have just started to research my mother’s side of our family tree and I’m having a difficult time getting started. I am living in Kuwait at present time so I am forced to do all research over the internet. I got the following information from my aunt which has a lot of details, but I keep coming up blank.
MY AUNT WRITES: Here is some info that I was able to scribble on the back of an envelope while I dragged it out of my dad not too long before he died. There was Dr. Sam Hight, Dayton, York County. He was a surgeon on Privateer captured and taken to Nova Scotia. After this he returned to Dayton, Maine. He then moved to Biddeford, where he retired. He died at age 86.
Elisma Hight was a harness maker in Saco, Maine. He was in the Civil War, 14th Maine Infantry. He then married Isabelle Milleken. They had 13 children, one of whom was Alonzo Hight.
Alonzo was born September 20,1846. Worked with his father Elisma in harness trade. He Ran away at 17 to join the navy. His father obtained his release. In January 1865 he joined the 13th Maine Infantry and was stationed at Shenandoah until the assassination of Lincoln. He was then sent to guard Washington DC, then he was sent to Savannah, GA. . He was discharged at Portland. He was in charge of Beatlys Belt Factory in Saco. He served as alderman, councilman, etc. In fall of 1886 he was appointed special inspector custom service. Following the spring, President Cleveland appointed him regular inspector. He has a statue at Saco Square. Oct. 3,1867 he married Ellen Foster of South Portland. They had 5 children, one of whom was Mable is your great grandmother Anderson.My grandfaher's name was Kenneth Height Anderson.
This is all the information that I have to get started with. It seems like a lot but, I sure could use some help. If you have any information that might help me, I would sure appreciate. Thanks for your time.