Re: Hannah (Dockum) Scribner, Otisfield, ME
Edd -- Charles Sinnett wrote "The History of the Scribner Families In America."In that work, he outlines what he believed to be the three distinct lineages of Scribners in the New World from disparate original unrelated immigrant ancestors.(Of course, we have no idea if their English ancestry could tie them together back in time!)The only known circulating copy of this exists in the Maine State Archives but it has been copied extensively and is cited quite a bit because it was such an extensive and early work, and has essentially never quite been duplicated.More recent original information (such as, for example, the NEHGR article about the vital records of Waterboro, Maine, and other authoritative works -- including the recent works of our colleague here, Ray Scribner, have entries that conflict with the early Sinnett work.However, much credit must be given to Sinnett for opening up the terrain of the Scribner/Scrivner lineage from which many of our current extensive modern genealogies now originate.My own genealogy descends from that lineage through John Scriven/John Scribner Sr., Edward, John (8/18/1832), Thomas P., and down.I have extensive well documented family records from Thomas P.'s son Aaron and down.