States: Maine: Somerset
Eben Weston, b. 1803, wrote a series of memoirs about early Skowhegan, when it was still Canaan (Plantation), later Bloomfield. These were later published in a series of newspaper issues and deposited as a typescript in the Skowhegan Free Public Library by Levi W. Weston. In it Eben describes the old settlers as he and his family actually knew them. I made extra typescripts of the for the library, and will be glad to share information from the copy I preserved. Chapters comprise: Peter Heywood; Peter Heywood, Jr.; Joseph Weston, Joseph Weston (2); Samuel Weston; Mary White Weston; John, Eli, Benjamin and Stephen Weston; Hannah Weston; John White; Edward Hartwell; Seth Wyman; Mordicai Moor and Abiathar Kendall; Steward Families; Solomon Steward; John Emery, Emery Family continued; Solomon Clark; Abraham Ireland; Samuel Whitman; Christopher Webb; Daniel Smith; Maximilian Jewett; Micah Pratt; Bigelow Family; Levi Powers; Adam Carson; ...Lawrence; Bryce McLellan; Burrill Family; Fletcher Family; Joseph Cleveland; George Pooler; Daniel Herrin; Tilley Mason; ...Sawyer; Timothy Pollard; Wheelers; Thaddeus Prentiss; Eleazer Parker; Daniel Snow; Coburn Family; Ephraim Russell; Adams Family. General subjects include: Church Creeds, Congregational Church, Baptist Church, The Old Meeting House (Baptist), Dr. Whitaker's Memorial, Comments and Incidents, and Events of Old.
Kathleen A. Martin
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