Note N2329 Index
Most likely, Hannah is the Mrs. Hannah Scribner who is listed by herself, with occupation listed as Tailoress (in 1860's Census she gives her occupation as Seamstress), in the 1870 Census of Unity (NARA Microcopy 593, Roll 561, Page 406, Dwelling 162, Family 162) and who then married Friend Eliot of Troy 27 November 1872 (UNITY VRs [op. cit.], 215).
John is not mentioned in the 1860 Census, and Hannah is shown the Head of the Household, leading us to suspect that he died between 1850 and 1860.
Note N2331 Index
In 1850, Philip and family were living in Ashland, Aroostook County, where Philip was a farm laborer. Between 1850 and 1860, they moved to Unity. For some reason, Philip is not mentioned in the 1860 Census, where Catherine appears as the Head of the Household. He is, however, named in the 1870 and 1880 Censuses. In 1870, he states that he is a farmer. In 1880, he gives his occupation as "Railroad Section hand."
Note N2332 Index
Horatio and Elizabeth and family moved to Stark County, Illinois, during the 1850's. He was a farmer in Bradford, Osceola Township. Like most of the farmers in that area, he grew and harvested sorghum. His second wife, Hannah, was born in England, and naturalized as an American citizen in 1858. Her first husband was James Scholes, who died in 1859.
In the 1860 U.S. Census of Illinois, Horatio is incorrectly named as "Horatio Sanburn."
In the 1865 State Census of Illinois (Roll 39, Page 8), Horatio is shown with 2 male children between the ages of 10 and 20, and 1 female child within the same age grouping. No further information about this family is known.
Note N2333 Index
Sobrina died soon after her marriage to Albert, who then married Sobrina's younger sister, Sarah.
Following Albert's death, Sarah married David McAlister of Burnham in 1867 (Intentions recorded 30 June 1867 in FREEDOM VRs [op. cit.], 102). In the meantime, Albert and Sarah's son, Ashby [then 14 years old] is found in 1870 living (along with his grandmother, Rachel Thompson) with an aunt, Triphena (Thompson) Walker and family in Knox (1870 Census of Knox, NARA Microcopy M593, Roll 560, Page 161, Dwelling 166, Family 166). Within a few years, Ashby moved to Massachusetts.
Note N2334 Index
It appears that this marriage between Benjamin and Persis did not last long. In 1859, he was convicted and sent to jail on a charge of larceny. In the 1860 Census of Bangor (NARA Microcopy 653, Roll 447, Page 825) he is shown as a prisoner in the Bangor City Jail. Persis, meanwhile, had taken back her maiden name and was living at the Dexter House Hotel in Dexter, employed as a domestic (1860 Census of Dexter ME, NARA Microcopy 653, Roll 447, Page 391).
Note N2345 Index
Elbridge was a carpenter and a farmer. His death was caused by Bright's Disease.
His first wife, Lucinda, was first married to a Mr. Sherman. After a few years of living and farming in northern Somerset County, Maine, Elbridge and Lucinda and family moved to Augusta, sometime after 1850.
He left Lucinda and the children in the mid-1850's and relocated to Vermont where, in 1857, he and Celinda were married. They and their son, Eli, moved to Pembroke, New Hampshire. There, in 1872, Elbridge married Elizabeth.
Five years later, he and Sarah Jane married in Pembroke.
In the meantime, first wife Lucinda continued to maintain a home for the children in Augusta. In the 1870 Augusta Census, she is shown as living in the Alms House and working as a house keeper.
Sarah Jane died of intestinal tuberculosis.
Note N2347 Index
Note N2348 Index
Virgil moved from Augusta to Manchester in 1846, and was engaged in farming and orcharding. "'The farm, called Hillside farm, was a part of the original Allen homestead, and was later owned by Jotham Allen [Virgil's father-in-law].' Hillside Farm extended from a little above the North Manchester Church down over Scribner Hill almost to the schoolhouse, and included land across the road" (MANCHESTER, MAINE 1775-1975 [op. cit.], page 138). The farm was a very productive one, particularly in the amounts of apples grown there. It has been said that, in a single season, 1200 barrels of apples were shipped out from Hillside Farm. Virgil and his first wife, Isadore (who was born in 1816 and died 19 September 1885) lived at Hillside Farm into the late 1880's, then, after his marriage in 1889 to Mary Catherine Mears, he moved to the Mears house on Readfield Road, where he died in 1907.
A picture of Isadore is in an Old Home Gathering Program Booklet printed by the North Manchester Church. Below the picture are these words: "Throughout her life Mrs. Scribner was a powerful influence for good in this community."
Virgil and Isadore had only one child, Ellen, who died at one year of age in 1851. They then took in other people's children to raise in their home. One was Frank Lamson-Scribner, whom they adopted (information about Frank and his descendants is related in following articles). Another child was Lillian Powers, who came to live with the Scribners when she was six. Lillian married E.F. Yeaton of Belgrade. Another child raised by Virgil and Isadore was Margaret Wyman, who married Albert Knowles.