Maude Alta Smith of Jonesport Maine

Over the last two weeks I put together a sketch for Maude Alta Smith. She is my 2nd great grand aunt. The daughter of Henry E and Sarah Augusta (Foss) Smith. You can access it from the sketches page or by clicking here to get the pdf.

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Charles Francis Smith – Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport, Maine

I went to the cemetery where my 2 x Great Grandfather Charles Francis Smith is buried. After getting back I updated http://www.findagrave.com with pictures for the stones and linked the family together. On findagrave there are two graves for Melzer. He was killed in WWII and his body was never recovered. There is a memorial at Greenwood and he is on the memorial at Honolulu.

Parents:
Charles Francis Smith (1873 – 1947)
Agnes V Farnsworth Smith (1875 – 1946)
Children:
Edith Smith Grover (1896 – 1963)*
Oscar A Smith (1897 – 1992)*
Henry Vinton Smith (1899 – 1989)*
Hoyt Philmore Smith (1900 – 1973)*
Charles Francis Smith (1901 – 1933)*
Leland J Smith (1905 – 1978)*
Melzer R Smith (1911 – 1945)*
Melzer R Smith (1911 – 1945)*

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Deed Research in Machias

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Registry of Deeds in Machias, Maine. I am cataloging all the Manchester entries, up to 1940. You can see the index of what I found yesterday on the Deed Research section of this blog.

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Israel Putnam Foss, b Machias ME, 15 Apr 1838

Israel Putnam Foss, b at Machias ME, 18 Apr 1838 son of Charles and Sarah (Davis) Foss of Machias ME. (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 117): d Machias 19 May 1926 (Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, Footnote): m(1) Alpha E Knight (George W. Drisko, Narrative of the town of Machias [1904], hereafter Drisko’s Machias, p. 426), b 5 Oct 1844 dau of Stephen & Lydia (-) Knight (Machias OR, p. 137), d 20 May 1876 (MOCA, Special Publication No. 14, hereafter MOCA 14, p. 615). He m(2) Leonice H Kilton (Drisko’s Machias, p. 426), b Mar 1856 (1900 USC), d 1907 (MOCA 14, p. 590)

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Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias.

Page 117 right side

  • .                                                                                           Mary C Foss      May 20 1831
  • Foss Amanda W          Sept 22 1827           Charles + Mary C Foss      Feb 12 1828
  • Foss Charles M            Jan 5 1829              Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Mary H                May 15 1831            Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Amanda W          Dec 9 1834             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Malvena               Feb 20 1835           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss John Q A             Jun 11 1836             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Israel P           April 18 1838      Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Emery C              Sept 18 1840           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss James A              May 31 1842            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Louisana  B        Feb 29 1844            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Franklin N         Aug 30 1947            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Joseph W           Sept 3 1849             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Izora V               Mar 30 1851            Charles + Sarah Foss

Reported by Charles Foss June 25, 1854 + recorded by                John A Kelly Town Clerk

Page 137 right side

  • Knight Alpha E           Oct 5 1844           Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Lucretia          Nov 14 1845        Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight William E       April 20 1847      Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Charles L        Jan 11 1849         Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Henry V          March 12 1851    Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Sanford K       Feb 25 1853        Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Thomas M      March 21 1854   Stephen + Lydia Knight
  • Knight Willard O        March 21 1854   Stephen + Lydia Knight

Reported June 13, 1855 + recorded by                John A Kelly Town Clerk

MOCA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, Maine Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine Old Cemetery Association Special Publication No. 14.

Page 590

Foss, Israel Putnam   1838-1926
Leonice Kilton, wf. 1856-1907

Page 615

Foss, Alpha E. Knight, wf. of Israel P. Foss, died May 20, 1876     Ae 31 Yrs 7 Mo, 15 days
Amelia E. dau. died Feb. 27, 1875     Ae 1 Yr
Little Gretia infant dau. Died Mar. 16, 1872 as 1 Yr
Edith Blanche
Ernest Carroll, son of Israel & Leonice

United States Federal Census Records.

  • 1850 United States Federal Census: Page 32: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 August 1850
    Charles Foss                44  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   41
    Charles M Foss           21   Laborer
    Amanda W Foss         16
    Melvina F Foss           15
    John L N Foss            13
    Israel P Foss          12
    Emery C Foss             9
    James A Foss             8
    Louisana Foss            6
    Franklin F Foss          3
    Joseph W Foss           1
  • 1860 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 4 Jul 1860
    Charles Foss                53  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   50
    Mary Foss                    29
    Amanda  Foss             26
    John Foss                    24
    Israel Foss               22  Sailor
    Emery Foss                 19   Sailor
    James Foss                 18
    Louisa Foss                16
    Franklin Foss             13
    Joseph Foss                11
    Izora Foss                    9
    Sarah A Foss               6
    Evin W Foss                3
  • 1870 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 27 Jun 1870
    Foss Putnam           32  Sailor
    Foss Effie                     26   Keeping house
    Foss Linnie                  3
    Foss Edgar                   2
    Foss Bertha                 6/12
  • 1880 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 18 + 19 Jun 1880
    Foss Israel P          m 42                  Laborer
    Foss Leoniece             f   25   wife         Keeping house
    Foss Edgar F              m 12    son          Laborer
    Foss Bertha E             f   10   daughter
    Foss Merton W          m  5    son
    Foss Virgil P               m  1    son
  • 1890 United States Federal Census, Veterans Schedule:  Machias,  Washington,  Maine:
    Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Machias, Washington, Maine
    Veteran’s Name: Israel P Foss
    Rank: Private
    Company: H
    Regiment: 9 Me Inf
    Year enlisted: 29 Sep 1861
    Year discharged: 7 Jul 1865
    Yrs: 3
    Mos: 9
    Days: 18
    Post Office:
    Disability Incurred: Wounded in left shoulder
  • 1900 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 8 June 1900
    Foss, Israel P          Head       April 1838  62
    Foss, Leonice H          Wife          Mar   1856    44  Married 23 Years 6 Child. 3 Liv.
    Foss, Clifford H          Son            May  1885    15
    Foss, Mildred              Daughter  Oct   1895    4
    Foss, John Q A           Brother   Jun  1835  64 Married
  • 1910 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 5 May 1910
    Foss Isiral P      Head                 M 72    W2
    Foss Clifford H     Son                      M 25     M1    1
    Foss Mildred H    Daughter in law F  21     M1    1
    Foss Elmer            Daughter             F  2/12 S
    Foss Mildred M    Daughter             F  13     S
  • 1920 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 January 1920
    Foss Israel P      Head             R   M 81    W
    Foss Mildred M    Daughter               F  23     S

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Ancestry.com

  • Name: Israel P Foss
    Residence: Machias, Maine
    Age at enlistment: 235
    Enlistment Date: 21 Sep 1861
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Maine
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Comp. H, Maine 9th Infantry on 21 Sep 1861.
    –Promoted to Full Corporal.
    – Mustered out on 13 Jul 1865.
    Birth Date: abt 1838
    Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine

Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, Footnote

  • Name: Foss, Israel P.
    State: Maine
    Arm Of Service: Infantry
    Regiment: 9
    Company: H
    Rank: Corpl.
    Filing Date: 07-AUG-1865
    Application No: 81771
    Certificate No: 66831
    Died: May 19, 1926 at S. Portland, Me

Narrative of the town of Machias: the old and the new, the early and late By George Washington Drisko

Foss

-     Benjamin Foss first comer to Machias, m. Sarah Getchell; m. 2nd Hannah Miller; children: Sally, Mary, Benjamin, Joseph, Eunice, Dorcas, Israel, Wm., Dennis, Mehitable, Hannah, Edward, Fanny, Margaret, Betsey, Stephen, Louisa, Luther, Allen.
-     Sally m Benj. Blyther; children: Thomas, Benjamin, Wm., Polly, Hannah, Sarah.
-     Mary m. Noah Mitchell, moved to Scarboro.
-     Benjamin m. Anna Miller; children: Jane, Deborah, Samuel, George, Wm., James, Eliza, Francis, Salome.
-     Joseph m. Ruth Fogg; children: Keziah, Sally, Lydia, Abagail, Joseph, Rufus.
-     Eunice m. London Atus; children: Betsey, Louisa, George, Patience, Eunice, John, Moses, Susanna, Nathaniel, Sophronia.
-     Dorcas m. Edward Clark; m. 2nd Charles Smith.
-     Israel m. Betsey Connors; children: Charles, Betsey, Mary, James, John, Albert, Lucius, Caroline, Lucy, Henry.
-     Wm. M. Lydia Flynn; children: Rebecca, William, Lucy, Rufus, Geo., Nancy
-     Dennis m. Lydia Hall; children: Mercy, Thomas, John, David, Lewis, Sarah, Levi, Jacob, Isaac.
-     Mehitable m. Robert West.
-     Hannah m. Amby Nash.
-     Edward m. Caroline Bowers; children: Mary, George, Caroline, Lavina, John W., Lizzie, Samuel, Charles F.
-     Fannie m. John Roberts; children: Hannah, Margaret, Wm., Hiram, Silas, Josiah, Mehitable, Hepzibah, Eliza.
-     Betsey m. Frank Smith; children: Marjory, David, Benjamin, James.
-     Stephen m. Eleanor Barney.
-     Louisa m. James Foss; children: Wm. A., Hannah, Lydia, Jacob L., James, Laura, Tahphenas, Margaret.
-     Charles Foss m. Mary C. Bowers, April 20, 1827; children: Amanda, Charles, Mary. Amanda d. young. Charles m. Eliza A Foss.
-     Mary d. unmarried.
-     Mary of Charles d. 1831; m. 2nd. Sarah Davis; children: Amanda, Melvina, John Q. A., Israel P., Emery C., James, Louisiana B., Franklin, Joseph, Izora.
-     Charles d. 1868, at 34 years.
-     Melvina m. John G. Richards. She d. in 1884.
-     Israel P. m. Aphia Knight; children: Linnie, Edgar, Bertha, Eva, Amelia, Merton. Aphia d. 1876. Israel m. 2nd. Leoniece H. Kilton children: Virgil, Ernest, Clifford, Edith, Mildred.
-     Emery m. Phebe J. Bryant children: Albert, Almeda, Willis, Alton, Mabel, Evalena, Thomas. James d. unmarried.
-     Louisianna B. m. Lewis Hall.
-     Franklin d. 1864.
-     Joseph W. m. Sarah Johnson children: Darrell Chester, Perley, Cleveland.
-     Izora m. Edgar Knight.

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Emery C Foss, b Machias ME, 18 Sep 1840

Emery C Foss, b at Machias ME, 18 Sep 1840 son of Charles and Sarah (Davis) Foss of Machias ME. (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 117).

The following are birth records that I found in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias.

Page 117 right side

  • .                                                                                           Mary C Foss      May 20 1831
  • Foss Amanda W          Sept 22 1827           Charles + Mary C Foss      Feb 12 1828
  • Foss Charles M            Jan 5 1829              Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Mary H                May 15 1831            Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Amanda W          Dec 9 1834             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Malvena               Feb 20 1835           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss John Q A             Jun 11 1836             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Israel P                April 18 1838          Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Emery C          Sept 18 1840       Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss James A              May 31 1842            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Louisana  B        Feb 29 1844            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Franklin N         Aug 30 1947            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Joseph W           Sept 3 1849             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Izora V               Mar 30 1851            Charles + Sarah Foss

Reported by Charles Foss June 25, 1854 + recorded by                John A Kelly Town Clerk

Page 119 left side

  • Alton L Foss          Apr. 12, 1871       Emery C Foss + Phoeby J Bryant
  • Willis E Foss         Jan. 29, 1868      Emery C Foss + Phoeby J Bryant

Reported Feb 8 1933 A True Record Attd R. L. Hanscom  Clerk

Page 202 left side

  • Emery C Foss + Phebe J Bryant both of Machias, July 20 1861

The following death record is from the Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.

Name: Emery C Foss
Death Place: Machias
Death Date: 11 Apr 1918
Age: Years 77 Month 6 Days 24
Birth Place: Machias
Date of Birth: Year 1840 Month 9 Day 18
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: Charles Foss
Maiden Name of Mother: Sara Davis
Birthplace of Father: Machias
Birthplace of Mother: Machias
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Deceased was wife of:
Widow of:
Cause of Death: Arterioclerosia

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Name: Phebe J Foss
Death Place: Machias
Death Date: 9 Oct 1906
Age: 62 Month 11 Days 29
Birth Place: Machiasport
Gender: Female
Occupation: at home
Name of Father: Asa Bryant
Maiden Name of Mother: Miriam Johnson
Birthplace of Father: Jonesboro
Birthplace of Mother: Machiasport
Occupation of Father: Farmer
Deceased was wife of: Emery C Foss
Widow of:
Cause of Death: Cholera

The following records come from the United States Federal Census.

  • 1850 United States Federal Census: Page 32: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 August 1850
    Charles Foss                44  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   41
    Charles M Foss           21   Laborer
    Amanda W Foss         16
    Melvina F Foss           15
    John L N Foss            13
    Israel P Foss               12
    Emery C Foss         9
    James A Foss             8
    Louisana Foss            6
    Franklin F Foss          3
    Joseph W Foss           1
  • 1860 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 4 Jul 1860
    Charles Foss                53  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   50
    Mary Foss                    29
    Amanda  Foss             26
    John Foss                24
    Israel Foss                   22  Sailor
    Emery Foss             19   Sailor
    James Foss                 18
    Louisa Foss                16
    Franklin Foss             13
    Joseph Foss                11
    Izora Foss                    9
    Sarah A Foss               6
    Evin W Foss                3
  • 1870 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 25 Jun 1870
    Foss Emery             30  Laborer
    Foss Phoeby                26
    Foss Albert                  7
    Foss Alemeda             4
    Foss Willis                  3
    Richards John           35
    Richards Melvina     34
  • 1880 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 24 + 25 Jun 1880
    Foss Emery C         m 39                  Laborer
    Foss Phebe                  f   36   wife        Keeping house
    Foss Albert C              m 17   son          Laborer
    Foss Alemeda             f   14   daughter
    Foss Willis E              m  12   son
    Foss Alton L               m  10  son          at school
    Foss Lillie L                f      6  daughter
    Foss Thomas W         m    5  son
  • 1900 United States Federal Census: Jonesboro, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 16 June 1900
    Foss, Emery C Head         Sept 1840  59   M   38          Farmer
    Foss, Phebe J        Wife          Nov  1843  56    M   38  8 Child. 7 Liv.
    Foss, Mabel L        Daughter Aug  1873  26    S
    Foss, Evie L           Daughter Nov  1880  19    S
  • 1910 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 5 May 1910
    Foss Alton L         Head         M 39  M1    11              Laborer Sawmill
    Foss Eva L             Wife          F  30 M1     11    4   4
    Foss Florie E         Daughter F  10  S
    Foss Nellie B         Daughter F   8   S
    Foss Ada M           Daughter F    5  S
    Foss Phylis A        Daughter F    3  S
    Foss Emery C Father      M 70 Wd

Narrative of the town of Machias: the old and the new, the early and late By George Washington Drisko

Foss

-     Benjamin Foss first comer to Machias, m. Sarah Getchell; m. 2nd Hannah Miller; children: Sally, Mary, Benjamin, Joseph, Eunice, Dorcas, Israel, Wm., Dennis, Mehitable, Hannah, Edward, Fanny, Margaret, Betsey, Stephen, Louisa, Luther, Allen.
-     Sally m Benj. Blyther; children: Thomas, Benjamin, Wm., Polly, Hannah, Sarah.
-     Mary m. Noah Mitchell, moved to Scarboro.
-     Benjamin m. Anna Miller; children: Jane, Deborah, Samuel, George, Wm., James, Eliza, Francis, Salome.
-     Joseph m. Ruth Fogg; children: Keziah, Sally, Lydia, Abagail, Joseph, Rufus.
-     Eunice m. London Atus; children: Betsey, Louisa, George, Patience, Eunice, John, Moses, Susanna, Nathaniel, Sophronia.
-     Dorcas m. Edward Clark; m. 2nd Charles Smith.
-     Israel m. Betsey Connors; children: Charles, Betsey, Mary, James, John, Albert, Lucius, Caroline, Lucy, Henry.
-     Wm. M. Lydia Flynn; children: Rebecca, William, Lucy, Rufus, Geo., Nancy
-     Dennis m. Lydia Hall; children: Mercy, Thomas, John, David, Lewis, Sarah, Levi, Jacob, Isaac.
-     Mehitable m. Robert West.
-     Hannah m. Amby Nash.
-     Edward m. Caroline Bowers; children: Mary, George, Caroline, Lavina, John W., Lizzie, Samuel, Charles F.
-     Fannie m. John Roberts; children: Hannah, Margaret, Wm., Hiram, Silas, Josiah, Mehitable, Hepzibah, Eliza.
-     Betsey m. Frank Smith; children: Marjory, David, Benjamin, James.
-     Stephen m. Eleanor Barney.
-     Louisa m. James Foss; children: Wm. A., Hannah, Lydia, Jacob L., James, Laura, Tahphenas, Margaret.
-     Charles Foss m. Mary C. Bowers, April 20, 1827; children: Amanda, Charles, Mary. Amanda d. young. Charles m. Eliza A Foss.
-     Mary d. unmarried.
-     Mary of Charles d. 1831; m. 2nd. Sarah Davis; children: Amanda, Melvina, John Q. A., Israel P., Emery C., James, Louisiana B., Franklin, Joseph, Izora.
-     Charles d. 1868, at 34 years.
-     Melvina m. John G. Richards. She d. in 1884.
-     Israel P. m. Aphia Knight; children: Linnie, Edgar, Bertha, Eva, Amelia, Merton. Aphia d. 1876. Israel m. 2nd. Leoniece H. Kilton children: Virgil, Ernest, Clifford, Edith, Mildred.
-     Emery m. Phebe J. Bryant children: Albert, Almeda, Willis, Alton, Mabel, Evalena, Thomas. James d. unmarried.
-     Louisianna B. m. Lewis Hall.
-     Franklin d. 1864.
-     Joseph W. m. Sarah Johnson children: Darrell Chester, Perley, Cleveland.
-     Izora m. Edgar Knight.

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John Q A Foss, b Machias ME, 11 Jun 1836

John Q A Foss, b at Machias ME, 11 Jun 1836 son of Charles and Mary C (Bowers) Foss of Machias ME. (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 117).

The following are birth records that I found in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias.

Page 117 right side

  • .                                                                                           Mary C Foss      May 20 1831
  • Foss Amanda W          Sept 22 1827           Charles + Mary C Foss      Feb 12 1828
  • Foss Charles M            Jan 5 1829              Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Mary H                May 15 1831            Charles + Mary C Foss
  • Foss Amanda W          Dec 9 1834             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Malvena               Feb 20 1835           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss John Q A         Jun 11 1836         Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Israel P                April 18 1838          Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Emery C              Sept 18 1840           Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss James A              May 31 1842            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Louisana  B        Feb 29 1844            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Franklin N         Aug 30 1947            Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Joseph W           Sept 3 1849             Charles + Sarah Foss
  • Foss Izora V               Mar 30 1851            Charles + Sarah Foss

Reported by Charles Foss June 25, 1854 + recorded by                John A Kelly Town Clerk

The following death record is from the Maine Death Records, 1617-1922.

Name: John Foss
Gender: Male
Age: 69
Birth Date: abt 1836
Death Date: 26 Nov 1905
Death Place: Machias
Registration Place: Machias, Washington
Father: Charles
Mother: Sarah

The following records come from the United States Federal Census.

  • 1850 United States Federal Census: Page 32: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 August 1850
    Charles Foss                44  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   41
    Charles M Foss           21   Laborer
    Amanda W Foss         16
    Melvina F Foss           15
    John L N Foss        13
    Israel P Foss               12
    Emery C Foss             9
    James A Foss             8
    Louisana Foss            6
    Franklin F Foss          3
    Joseph W Foss           1
  • 1860 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 4 Jul 1860
    Charles Foss                53  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   50
    Mary Foss                    29
    Amanda  Foss             26
    John Foss                24
    Israel Foss                   22  Sailor
    Emery Foss                 19   Sailor
    James Foss                 18
    Louisa Foss                16
    Franklin Foss             13
    Joseph Foss                11
    Izora Foss                    9
    Sarah A Foss               6
    Evin W Foss                3
  • 1880 United States Federal Census: Moscow, Somerset Co., Maine: Enumerated 22 Jun 1880
    John Carney               53  Laborer
    Mary E Carney           50
    Edward L Carney       29
    John Q A Foss        26 Works on farm
    Kate Haley                  24
  • 1890 United States Federal Census, Veterans Schedule:  The Forks,  Somerset,  Maine:
    Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): The Forks, Somerset, Maine
    Veteran’s Name: John Q A Foss
    Rank: Private
    Company: P
    Regiment: 6 Me Inf
    Year enlisted: 19 Apr 1861
    Year discharged: 25 Apr 1865
    Yrs: 4
    Mos: 0
    Days: 6
    Post Office:
    Disability Incurred: Prisoner at Libby Prison
  • 1900 United States Federal Census: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 8 June 1900
    Foss, Israel P               Head         April 1838  62
    Foss, Leonice H          Wife          Mar   1856   44  Married 23 Years 6 Child. 3 Liv.
    Foss, Clifford H          Son            May  1885    15
    Foss, Mildred              Daughter  Oct   1895    4
    Foss, John Q A       Brother   Jun  1835  64 Married

The following are Civil War service records for John Q A Foss.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Ancestry.com

  • Name: John Q. Adams Foss
    Residence: Machias, Maine
    Age at enlistment: 25
    Enlistment Date: 12 Dec 1861
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Maine
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Maine 6th Infantry Regiment on 12 Dec 1861.
    Mustered out on 05 Nov 1862.
    Birth Date: abt 1836
    Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine
  • Name: John Q. A. Foss
    Residence: Machias, Maine
    Age at enlistment: 26
    Enlistment Date: 3 Nov 1863
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Maine
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Maine 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment on 11 Mar 1863.
    Mustered out on 01 Sep 1865.
    Birth Date: abt 1837
    Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, First Maine Heavy Artillery: A History

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Ancestry.com

  • Name: John Q A Foss
    Name of Res. of Relatives or Friends: Charles Foss, Machias, Maine
    Where Born: Moscow Maine
    Company and Regiment: Co H 1 Me H.A.
    Date of Enlistment: March 11 1863
    Date of Discharge from Service: Sep 1 1865
    Disability: Chronic Diarrhea
    Date of Admission: March 23 1885
    Age 48
    Married or Single: M

Narrative of the town of Machias: the old and the new, the early and late By George Washington Drisko

Foss

-     Benjamin Foss first comer to Machias, m. Sarah Getchell; m. 2nd Hannah Miller; children: Sally, Mary, Benjamin, Joseph, Eunice, Dorcas, Israel, Wm., Dennis, Mehitable, Hannah, Edward, Fanny, Margaret, Betsey, Stephen, Louisa, Luther, Allen.
-     Sally m Benj. Blyther; children: Thomas, Benjamin, Wm., Polly, Hannah, Sarah.
-     Mary m. Noah Mitchell, moved to Scarboro.
-     Benjamin m. Anna Miller; children: Jane, Deborah, Samuel, George, Wm., James, Eliza, Francis, Salome.
-     Joseph m. Ruth Fogg; children: Keziah, Sally, Lydia, Abagail, Joseph, Rufus.
-     Eunice m. London Atus; children: Betsey, Louisa, George, Patience, Eunice, John, Moses, Susanna, Nathaniel, Sophronia.
-     Dorcas m. Edward Clark; m. 2nd Charles Smith.
-     Israel m. Betsey Connors; children: Charles, Betsey, Mary, James, John, Albert, Lucius, Caroline, Lucy, Henry.
-     Wm. M. Lydia Flynn; children: Rebecca, William, Lucy, Rufus, Geo., Nancy
-     Dennis m. Lydia Hall; children: Mercy, Thomas, John, David, Lewis, Sarah, Levi, Jacob, Isaac.
-     Mehitable m. Robert West.
-     Hannah m. Amby Nash.
-     Edward m. Caroline Bowers; children: Mary, George, Caroline, Lavina, John W., Lizzie, Samuel, Charles F.
-     Fannie m. John Roberts; children: Hannah, Margaret, Wm., Hiram, Silas, Josiah, Mehitable, Hepzibah, Eliza.
-     Betsey m. Frank Smith; children: Marjory, David, Benjamin, James.
-     Stephen m. Eleanor Barney.
-     Louisa m. James Foss; children: Wm. A., Hannah, Lydia, Jacob L., James, Laura, Tahphenas, Margaret.
-     Charles Foss m. Mary C. Bowers, April 20, 1827; children: Amanda, Charles, Mary. Amanda d. young. Charles m. Eliza A Foss.
-     Mary d. unmarried.
-     Mary of Charles d. 1831; m. 2nd. Sarah Davis; children: Amanda, Melvina, John Q. A., Israel P., Emery C., James, Louisiana B., Franklin, Joseph, Izora.
-     Charles d. 1868, at 34 years.
-     Melvina m. John G. Richards. She d. in 1884.
-     Israel P. m. Aphia Knight; children: Linnie, Edgar, Bertha, Eva, Amelia, Merton. Aphia d. 1876. Israel m. 2nd. Leoniece H. Kilton children: Virgil, Ernest, Clifford, Edith, Mildred.
-     Emery m. Phebe J. Bryant children: Albert, Almeda, Willis, Alton, Mabel, Evalena, Thomas. James d. unmarried.
-     Louisianna B. m. Lewis Hall.
-     Franklin d. 1864.
-     Joseph W. m. Sarah Johnson children: Darrell Chester, Perley, Cleveland.
-     Izora m. Edgar Knight.

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Charles M Foss, b Machias ME, 05 Jan 1829

I am working on my narrative for Charles and Mary C (Bowers) Foss. Here is some research on one of their children.

Charles M Foss, b at Machias ME, 05 Jan 1829 son of Charles and Mary C (Bowers) Foss of Machias ME. (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 117).

There appears to be a conflict with Drisko’s book, Narrative of the town of Machias and the records that I have found for the birth of his children. Drisko’s book states that: Charles d. 1868, at 34 years. However, I have found birth records from children after this date.

The following are birth records that I found in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias.

Page 117 left side bottom

  • Foss Warren C          April 10 1854          Charles M + Eliza A Foss
  • Foss Francis M         Feb 23 1856            Charles M + Eliza A Foss
  • Foss Harris A            June 2 1858            Charles M + Eliza A Foss
  • Foss Sarah A       April27 1854   Amanda W Foss<–Charles reports his sister’s kids
  • Foss Irvine W     May 26 1857    Amanda W Foss<–Who was the father of Sarah&Irvine

Reported by Charles Foss June 25, 1859 + recorded by John A Kelly  Clerk

  • Foss Mell                   June 1 1867           Chas M + Eliza A Foss

Reported by Mrs Addie Smith Aug 4, 1926 Recorded by E Gardner Town Clerk

Page 118 right side top

  • Foss Cicelia L                Apr 26, 1865            Charles M + Eliza A Foss
  • Foss Nettie S                 June 19, 1872           Charles M + Eliza A Foss

Reported by Mrs Flora A Foss Aug 24, 1935

Attest R. L. Hanson Clerk

I found the following two records in MOCA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, Maine Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine Old Cemetery Association Special Publication No. 14.

Page 617

  • Foss, Willie A., son of Chas. M. & Eliza A. Foss d.  5-4-1864 ae 6 das.
  • Foss, Mell, 1867-1949

The final listing of records come from the United States Federal Census.

  • 1850 United States Federal Census: Page 32: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 3 August 1850
    Charles Foss                44  Laborer
    Sarah Foss                   41
    Charles M Foss      21   Laborer
    Amanda W Foss         16
    Melvina F Foss           15
    John L N Foss            13
    Israel P Foss               12
    Emery C Foss             9
    James A Foss             8
    Louisana Foss            6
    Franklin F Foss          3
    Joseph W Foss           1
  • 1860 United States Federal Census: Page 61: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 11 July 1860
    Charles M Foss          32     m  Sailor
    Eliza Foss                   22      f
    Warren Foss              6        m
    Francis M Foss          4        f
    Horice Foss                2        m
    Phebe D Foss             3/12  f
  • 1870 United States Federal Census: Page 28: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 27 June 1870
    Foss, Charles Jr    41  m  Sailor  100
    Foss, Liza               32  f   Housekeeping
    Foss, Francis         14  f   at home
    Foss, Hattie           10  m at home
    Foss, Selicia           5    f   at home
    Melville Foss         3    m at home
    Warren Foss         16   m  sailor
  • 1880 United States Federal Census: Page 39: Machias, Washington Co., Maine: Enumerated 18 June 1880
    Foss, Charles M.           m  51                    Sailor
    Foss, Eliza A.                 f    42  wife          Keeping House
    Foss, Murray F.            m  24  son            Sailor
    Foss, Warren G.           m  26  son            Sailor
    Foss, Dora H.                f    20 daughter   at home
    Foss, Cecelia L.             f    15  daughter   at school
    Foss, Melvin L.             m  13  son             at school
    Foss, Nettie S.               f     8   daughter
  • 1900 United States Federal Census: South Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine: Enumerated 8 June 1900
    Foss, Warren G      Head     April 1854  46   Married. 17 years
    Foss, Abbie E          Wife      Sept  1858  41   Married. 17 years  2 child. 1 living
    Foss, Roy G             Son        July  1886  13
    Foss, Charles M     Father   Jan    1829  71   Married. 47 years
    Foss, Eliza A           Mother Jan    1839  61   Married. 47 years 8 child. 7 living
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