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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