Posted By:Kelly Wells
Subject:Different William Bickford
Post Date:September 04, 2001 at 19:17:38
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Forum:Oxford County, ME Genealogy Forum
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Thanks for replying to my message. Long-distance research can be a little difficult. Unfortunately the William you've come across is a different William Bickford. My 3rd great grandfather William was born 1820 (we think in Maine) and I don't know the date of his death yet. William F. Bickford married Dolly Edgecomb Merrill some time before 1841 and they had six children (Augusta, Elizabeth, Sarah, Charles, Philip and Walter). During the 1850 census William, Dolly and their four eldest children lived with Dolly's uncle and aunt, Walter and Judith Edgecomb. At the time of the 1860 census the Bickford family lived very near the Edgecomb's. I'm going to check the 1870-1900 census records next. Thanks for your help, though, I do appreciate the effort!