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Re: William and Robert Lermond of Bristol, ME
Posted by: ISABEL MARESH (ID *****1608) Date: October 16, 2009 at 17:07:49
In Reply to: William and Robert Lermond of Bristol, ME by Debbie Wilson of 27

Hello. I am going through your postings to see if I have the answers that you asked of me. You asked when Robert Lermond removed to Liberty. i quote Clara (Lermond) Overlock of Washington, Me. Clara was born in 1873 in
Appleton, Knox County, Maine, daughter of Atwood and Sareh E. (Simmons) Lermond. She was a well-respected citizen of her birth-town Appleton, Me. and home-town of Washington, Me. where she spent the majority of her years. I wrote a story about her, posted on the Waldo County website, http://www.waldo.megenweb.org/Waldotomme09/. Clara spent many, many years researching, when everything was done by hand, was Town Clerk and Notary Public in Knox County, Maine. She wrote the following in 'The 1927 Brief History of Liberty, Maine' about Robert Lermond: "The Lermond family are of Scotch-Irish origin.[Scot] In or about 1719 one named Lermond came with a party of settlers from the north of Ireland and settled in Milton, Mass., where he lived, raised a family and died. Among his children was one named John, who married a woman by the name of Griffin [Correctly "Giffin"]. He later removed to Waldoboro. One of his sons, Robert Lermond, came from Waldoboro to Montville Plantation, now Liberty, [Maine] and settled in the southern part of the town. He came sometime before or around 1800 as the records of the first town meeting after the town was incorporated show him to have been one of the assessors of the town. He cleared land and built a log house on what is now known as the Charles Rhodes farm, near or upon the same spot where Jesse Rhodes house now stands. Robert Lermond, or Larman as it was then sometimes spelled, was married three times and had thirteen children. He married for his first two wives sisters by the name of Burns from Washington [Maine]. The third and last wife was Jane Ladd, who died July 9, 1826, aged 46 years. [Jane was the name of the second wife, Jane (Burns), who died 9 July 1820, aged 46, gravestone record, the third wife was Mehitable (Ladd) Pinkham] Robert Lermond together with his three wives are buried in the Moody cemetery about 1 1/2 miles from South Liberty, and near his old home. [There is only a gravestone for Jane. The entire cemtery looks like a war zone, and in very bad condition.] He [Robert] lived to be a very old man and died as near as can be found out, sometime between 1860 and 1870. Tradition has it that he was a very strong, able-bodied man, who could and did walk to Waldoboro in the morning, work all day and walk home to Liberty at night with a bushel of meal on his back, finding his way by the aid of spotted trees. His sons and daughters were married and moved to surrouding towns where their descendants now live. One son, John Lermond, settled in Appleton, [Maine] about one mile west of Burkettville and from him has descended the only ones now living by the name of Lermond, Leonard J. Lermond, and his son Paul Lermond of Portland, Maine. There may be others but these two are the only ones, known to the writer, who can be traced directly back in the male line. CLARA LERMOND OVERLOCK. There are a few discrepancies. In 1927 when Clara wrote the article, my grandfather, Richard John Lermond and his brother, Fred Lermond lived in Lincolnville and Camden, Maine, and other Lermond males in Camden, Rockland and possibly Brunswick, Me. You asked also where the dates for Robert K. Lermond, son of William and Judith (Upham) Lermond were found. His death was recorded in the Lincoln Telegraph newspaper of 23 Sept. 1839, marriages & deaths, found in the Bath, Maine Library, which recorded that Robert Lermond died in Boothbay, Maine of Smallpox, merchant, aged 35 years. His approximate birthdate of ca 1804, was arrived it by subtracting his age from the date of death. His wife, Wealtha [or Wealthy] married second to Joseph Chambers, between Feb. and May of 1841. There is a lot more to be learned about our ancestors than what I have at hand. Prayerfully this great media, GenForum will bring more facts to light.
It must be remembered when reading the stories that I've written, posted on the Waldo County website, link above, that I take all of the information that I have, put it in chronological order, added to family lore, and the stories are just that, mostly fact, mixed with fiction, written for our seven children, nineteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren, so that they can realize what life was about for our ancestors. The stories are published in the local newspaper, 'The Republican Journal' of Belfast, Maine, before being posted on the website. May God richly bless, Isabel Morse maresh


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