Hanscom Family Genealogy Forum
Thanks for the information Robert. I have done some research of New Brunswick land and census records and found nothing for John Colby Hanscom. Regarding David J. Hanscom (my great grandfather),I found that the land records of New Brunswick, Canada show that David, then of Canterbury Parish, purchased a 100 acre parcel of land in the Green Mountain Settlement, Canterbury Parish, York County for 600 U.S. dollars on July 3, 1869. I have a map showing the location of this land but found no record of its sale. The New Brunswick land grant database shows that this parcel of land was registered to David on August 17, 1871. Therefore, he must have completed his settlement duties by then. My grandfather, John C. Hanscom, said that he was born in Forest City, NB, but I don't know if David actually moved to Forest City (to work in the tannery) or if they just gave Forest City as an address.
I do have two questions regarding my Lewis Hanscom. The land records of Washington County, Maine, show that a Lewis Hanscom of Baileyville purchased two parcels of land in Baileyville in 1863. He was still living in Baileyville when he sold one of these parcels in 1864 but he was "of Springfield" when he sold the second parcel in July 1865. Second, the History of Gorham, ME by McLellan listed a Lewis Hanscom as serving in the War of 1812 under Capt. Robert McLellan. Do you know if either or both of these Lewis Hanscoms were my Lewis Hanscom.
By the way, David went to Canada along with several of his wife's McKenney siblings and last summer I attended a McKenney reunion on Pemberton Ridge, which is the next ridge over from Green Mountain.
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