Posted By:Christopher Dunham
Subject:Re: Brock in Sumner, Maine 1840
Post Date:April 16, 2012 at 12:20:37
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Forum:Oxford County, ME Genealogy Forum
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The marriage intentions of Otis Brock and Lucy Mathews, both of Sumner, were published in Sumner 1 Nov. 1828. It appears that she was the Lucy Brock who was living in Sumner in the William Drake household in 1850:

She is identified in the census as an "Insane pauper."

A Caroline Brock, 13, "Pauper," lived in Sumner with Albion Ricker in 1850:

The Rickers were enumerated directly after the Drakes, so Caroline was likely Lucy's daughter. Another stray Brock in the area was Lucy A. Brock, 13, living in Paris with Isaiah Swett:

Nearby, living with Asa Mathews, were Andrew J. Brock, 19, born in Massachusetts, and Emeline A. Brock, 18, born in Maine:

A Lawson Brock, 13, lived in Peru in 1850 with Jeremiah and Sarah (Brock) Knight:

If Andrew and Emeline were indeed Lucy's children, that would suggest that Lucy and Asa Mathews were siblings. Asa was the son of Valentine and Sarah (Coburn) Mathews.