Note N1891 Index
John was a mechanic.
Note N1896 Index
Henry was a blacksmith in Gilead, Maine.
Note N1901 Index
Mary died from senile disability.
Note N1906 Index
Frank was a wheelwright.
Note N1913 Index
Charles was a millworker. They lived in Augusta (1870, 1880) and Lewiston (1900), Maine.
Note N1915 Index
Reuben was a farmer in Wales, Maine. He and Augusta had no children.
Note N1918 Index
Sampson was a carpenter. He died at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, where he had undergone an operation for cancer.
Note N1919 Index
A notation in the 1880 Census of Albany says that Joseph had a "hand amputated." He worked in sawmills.
Note N1920 Index
Mary Ann's marriage to Bert was short-lived. In the 1900 Census of Albany, she is shown to be living (along with her brother, Channing, and their half-brother, Joseph Moody Scribner) with Freeman and Ella Bennett in Albany, and states that she is divorced. Apparently, they had had a child, which was not living in 1900 (NARA Microcopy T623, Roll 596, Vol. 14, E.D. 176, Page 3B, Dwelling 57, Family 61).
Note N1921 Index
Woodsum's death was caused by a cerebral hemmorhage.
Note N1922 Index
Samuel lived in Naples, Harrison, Bridgton, Patten, Old Town and Oxbow, Maine. Willard Mountain at the head of the Aroostook River was named in his honor. He and Martha moved from Old Town to Oxbow in 1854, and lived there until 1862, shortly before they moved to Presque Isle. He was a door-to-door salesman (commonly known at the time as "huckster"). Samuel and Martha had ten children.
Note N1924 Index
Hiram was a dealer in hides, wool, pelts and furs. He left Maine in 1849 for Chicago, by way of canals, steamers and boats. He then WALKED all the way across northern Illinois (over 100 miles) to Galena, Illinois, where he lived for the next five or six years. There, he was in the tanning business with E.A. Collins (a partner of Jesse Grant, the father of President Ulysses S. Grant). Part of their business was in Greenup County, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Portsmouth, Ohio. Hiram, along with his brother Mellen, went there and managed the tannery in Kentucky until 1864, when the family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa.
In Marshalltown, Hiram and a partner named Grumme were in the leather and saddlery hardware trade, a business that Hiram took over on his own by 1868. It apparently was a very successful business, for he is said to have built up "a successful trade and [accumulated] a competency." Sales in 1868 amounted to over $85,000, which was a lot of money in those days. Hiram held the office of City Councilman 1868-1870. His death was caused by a concussion of the brain.
The respect in which Hiram was held is reflected by the following quote: "No citizen of a past generation in Marshall county was held in higher esteem than the late Hiram Willard. . . .His example was so wholesome and his charitable deeds so many that he still lives in the hearts of the many friends with whom his lot was cast" (Battin and Moscrip, 583-584).