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Pine Grove Cemetery Civil War Tour

  It’s summer in Maine and that means it’s time for Pejepscot Historical Society’s Summer Walking Tours. I hope you’ll join me Sunday, Aug. 13th, at 10 am for African Americans, Abolitionists, and Southern Ship Masters, a Civil War tour … Continue reading

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The Rest of Hannah’s Story

In the last blog, Hannah Keeps Her House, Enos Merryman (1807-1851) died intestate and in debt. When his Rocky Hill estate was auctioned off, his widow, Hannah McManus Merryman (1806-1899), was able to keep the farm by bidding funds from a … Continue reading

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Frances, Is That You?

I’d like to think I’ve found Frances. Our search for her began earlier this April when Brunswick’s Town Planner, Anna Breinich, came across a 7 ½-by-11-inch marble grave marker, hand-chiseled with the name “Frances.” Found in the Stowe House and … Continue reading

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Frances, Indeed

Frances is still missing. For two weeks we’ve looked for her using clues from Brunswick history resources and from you, dear Reader. This week I searched for her in seventy pages of deeds for the Stowe House at 63 Federal … Continue reading

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Finding Frances

When Brunswick’s Director of Planning and Development, Anna Breinich, recently packed to move to the new town offices on Union Street she came across an unusual item: an eight-by-twelve inch tombstone engraved with the name Frances. A note on the … Continue reading

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