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1819, Jan., in Dixmont, Samuel Hammond, a Revolutionary soldier,
aged 66 and Betsey Staples, aged 60.
Pratt and Ruth Stanley.
inda Darling 1831, June, in Brooks, Phineas Ashman, Esquire, aged 53, and
Hannah Clary, aged 20.
nights, Mr. Joel Tucker of Dexter and Miss Judith Bussell,
May 5, in Dutton, Henry Burgess and Ruhama Potter.
April, Capt. William Randall and Mrs. Betsey Bridgham,
both of Bangor. 1824, in Corinth, Nathaniel Haynes of Swanville, and Miriam W.
Parsons of Corinth.
Dec., in Eddington, Artemus Aldrich and Keziah Rowe. 1825, Jan., in North Yarmouth, Arvida Hayford, Jr., of Belfast, and
Almira E. Loring,
Feb. 3, in Sebec, Josiah Towle and Lucinda Morrison. 1826, Jan., in Kilmarnock, Asa Spooner of Eddington, and Hannah
Page to Miss Lavinia Inman. The parties say it was the
most frolicsome wedding ever witnessed in Orono. 1827, June, George Forbes and Mary Burr of Brewer.
March, in Waldoborough, Herman Fisher of Bangor, and
dier, aged 75, and Miss Jerusha Walker, aged 50. November 13, in Charleston, John Hitchborn of Kilmarnock,
and Susan Dunning of Charleston. 1842, Aug. 22, Geo. W. Richardson married in Old Town, Sophro
EASTPORT PAPERS, 1814.
CONTRIBUTED BY WILLIAM HENRY KILBY, ESQ., OF EASTPORT.
Proclamation. By Captain Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, Bar't commanding the Naval Forces and Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Pilkington commanding the Land Forces of his Brittanic Majesty in the Bay of Passamaquoddy.
Whereas His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland has been pleased to signify his pleasure that the Islands in the Bay of Passamaquoddy should be occupied in the name of his Brittanic Majesty, and the said Islands having been surrendered to the forces placed under our orders by Vice Admiral, the Honorable Sir Alexander Cochrane, K. B., and His Excellency, Lieutenant General Sir John Cope Sherbroke, K. B.
This is to give notice to all whom it may concern, that the Municipal Laws established by the American Government for the peace and tranquility of these islands are to continue in full until further orders.
All persons at present in these Islands are to appear before us on Saturday next at ten o'clock in the forenoon on the ground near to the school house and declare their intentions whether they will take the oath of allegiance to His Britannic Majesty.
And all persons not disposed to take the said oath will be required to leave the Islands in the course of seven days from the date hereof unless special permission is granted to them to remain for a longer period.
FORM OF OATH. I, A B, do swear that I will bear true and faithful allegiance to His Majesty, George the Third, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, his heirs and successors, and that I will not directly or indirectly serve or carry arms against them or their Allies by sea or by land. So help me God.
God save the King. EASTPORT, July 14, 1814.
All persons at present residing on this island who have not taken the oath of allegiance will appear on the ground near the School House on Wednesday next at Ten O'clock in the forenoon for the purpose of being conducted to the Ferry where they will be passed over to the United States. Whoever is found on the island after that day (not having taken the oath) will be taken on board one of His Majesty's Vessels of War and sent to Halifax with the other Prisoners of War.
J. Williams, A ADC. HEAD QUARTERS, July 16th, 1814.
His MAJESTY'S SHIP RAMILLIES,
PASSAMAQUODDY BAY, 24th July, 1814. Gent-We have received the address presented by you in behalf of the Inhabitants of Eastport, approving our Conduct during the period we have resided amongst you.
Be assured gentlemen it is peculiarly gratifying to us in carrying into execution the Instructions of our superior officers that the forces placed under our directions should have merited the acknowledgements you have been pleased to express. We have the honor to be Gentlemen Your most obedient, humble servants,
T. M. HARDY, To MESSRS
FROM MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES. To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in
General Court Assembled at Boston, May, 1805.
The subscribers humbly Represent that the Company of Militia in the Town of Buckstown, County of Hancock, consists of a greater number than is by law required to constitute a fuil Company. They therefore pray that they may be Incorporated into a Company of Light Infantry & be officered & trained as such. As your petitioners are certain that such a Company will not infringe on the Company under Command in Said town. They hope that the prayer of their Petition will be granted & that they may thereby be able to add Respectability to the Militia of the Commonwealth. John Gibson
Winthrop G. Orr
Hampden, May 16th, 1805. This will certify that I the Subscriber do hereby grant my approbation of the prayer of the within Petition and think it ought to be granted, by which means Respectability will be added to the Militia of this Commonwealth.
John Crosby, B. Gen'l.
First Brig. 10 Div. -Dr. 7. F. Pratt, Ellsworth American.
PETERS FAMILY, ADDITION.
CONTINUED FROM VOL. 1, No. 12.
In No. 12, Vol. I of this magazine is an account of the Peters family. Andrew Peters, of Boston, 1657, Ipswich, and Andover, 1688 is named as the original ancestor in this country. It has been claimed that he was son of Rev. Hugh Peters, minister at Salem, 1636-41, but this is not proved.
Andrew1 Peters bad a son William who lived in Andover and who had son John3 born 1695, who moved to Brookfield, Mass., and afterward to Hebron, Conn., in 1719; he had son John, Jr., born in Brookfield, 1718, who lived at Hebron and was a colonel in the Revolutionary War.
In 1783, Col. John4 Peters wrote a letter to Mr. William Peters of Medtield, brother of John Peterså of Andover, father of John Peters, Jr.,4 of Blue Hill. William Peters of Medfield and John Peters of Andover were sons of Samuel? Peters; they were therefore kinsmen.
I give a copy of the letter referred to :*
"HEBRON, Aug. 22, 1783. Sir: I would inform you that my wife is sick and not likely to be well ever again, and I am old and not able to come and see you and yours, and would be glad if you would write to me and let me know whether Mr. Samuel Peters and Mr. John Peters of Andover are alive or dead, and how the world goes with you and yours; and I want to know the age of Mr. William Peters of Medfield and the age of his two brothers of Andover. My mother, Mrs. Mary Peters is 85 years old in September and in great hopes to see her two sons in England and her daughter that is in Canada and thinks it hard that rebels shall keep loyalists out of their estates because they love their King and pray that he may conquer all his enemies, as in duty bound they ever pray. This from a friend to true liberty.
John PETERS. To Mr. Wm. Peters if he be living and it not to his children. My age is 66 and the No. of my children 13.
Communicated by Hon. John A. Peters.
Col. John Peters, of Hebron, had a son John born June 30, 1740. He sided with the Crown, and against his father in the Revolutionary War. I give a copy of the epitaph on his grave stone ;*
“Here lies the Body of John Peters, Esq., Colonel of the Queen's Rangers in Canada. He was born at Hebron, Conn., June 30, 1740 and died at London Jan'y 11, 1788, with Gout in his head and loyalty in his heart. His parents the Rev. Hugh Peters, General Thos. Harrison and John Phelps, Esq., suffered for want of loyalty in 1648 and he for having loyalty in 1788.
“Success is right] English thus (weakness is wrong"
Dec. 25, 1829 a Universalist chapel was dedicated at Hampden Lower Corner. The Rev. Joshua Hall (the memorable and honorable) Methodist minister made the concluding prayer.
In 1836 the City Council of Bangor ordered the remains of Joseph Junin to be removed from the old burying ground at the corner of Oak and Washington streets to Mount Hope. Junin was the French merchant who was killed in his store near where the ferry now is, in February, 1791. His grave stone is the ol'l est at Mount Hope. The following is the inscription :
“Here lies the body of Joseph Marie Junin who departed this life the 18th of February, 1791, in the 32nd year of his age, and the second year of the era of French Liberty, carrying with him to the grave the sorrow of all who knew him.”
The first steamboat on Moosehead Lake was launched April 23, 1836. She was 96 feet long, drew two feet of water and bad a forty horse power engine.
Cyrus Emery, Isaiah Stetson and George Stetson formed a co-partnership in business in Bangor, December, 1835. * Communicated by Hon. John A. Puters. + I can not understand this reference to Rev. Hugh Peters, unless he claimed him as