Monthly Archives: November 2015

John and Eleanor: From Cradle to Grave on River Road

In 1828 and 1829, four granddaughters of James McManus (see Sins of the Father) married four great-grandsons of Walter and Elizabeth (Potter) Merryman, early settlers of nearby Harpswell. All eight parties would reside on Rocky Hill, between Durham and River … Continue reading

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McManus Women and Their Merry Men

After the Revolutionary War, the first generation of Americans on Rocky Hill settled back into their daily lives of farming, shipbuilding and seafaring; marrying and raising families; and paying taxes. Massachusetts was deeply in debt after the war and looked … Continue reading

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