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Civilwar Vet Robert B. Wassen / &surame
Posted by: Edith (stone) Moulton Date: April 20, 2001 at 09:33:10
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Aroostook county Forum: Amoung the Stone research of the family of Benjamin Stone Senior(Blacksmith) born 1801 died 1862 and his wife Sarah Ann Royal who resided in the area of Ste- Francois de Madawaska; Canada near Edmudston Canada , and were listed on one census record as from Little Falls; New Brunswick Canada in Victoria County; this location is also near Baker Brook.and Fort Kent Maine; but on or in Canada. I would very much like to pin point just where little falls was where they resided. their eldest daughter Helen Stone Married Civil War Vetrean Robert B. Wasson of Fort Kent ; Maine.A cousin sent me the following item , which she found in an old New Brunswick news- paper it was taken from the" New Brunswick Canada Vitial Statistics(Canadaian) Newapapers vol.19

1006 Rev. H.C.Henries (?) in a letter to the Bangor Whig and Courier dated at :Fortress Monroe ; Oct.24th says Robert B. Wasson of Fort Kent; Maine and of company B;Captian Twitchell;8th Maine Regt.and Miss Helen M.Stone of Little Falls; N. B. were joined in Marriage by him on board his ship Belvidere in Hampton Roads opposite Fortress Monroe in the presence of Col. Lee Strickland and a large company of officers and men who wished them much joy on the voyage of life. It further adds the above young lady ;only 18 years of age;left her home on Sept. 3;came the whole distance ;about 1800 miles ; alone ;walking the 16 miles to Presque Isle ; then taking the stage to Mattawamkeag; thence walked to Belfast;thence by boat to Boston and New York. She was sent back to Boston and went with the 10th Regt. to Baltimore at last arriving at Annapolis about the 15th of Oct.when she found the object of her affections . She said she did not expect she should marry him at present; but she desired to be with him if wounded or sick ; to attend him .Gen. V.?said she should not go with the Regt. She burst into tears and said she should go and that was the end of it dated 13 Novmber 1861 HQ. Can anyone identify them? the following or any ancestors or their descendents of either Helen M.(nee Stone) Wasson or Robert B. Wasson any help would be deeply appreciated. thanks Edith.p. s.would dearly love helen's grandparents.


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