Author Archives: Masons Bay

Family Tree Maker 2010 for the Mac Issue

Today as I was documenting another branch of my Foss family tree and I hit a snag in Family Tree Maker 2010 for the Mac. The issue seems to manifest itself when I attach two people that already exist in … Continue reading

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Narrative for Israel Foss b c1772-1773

Today I began putting a narrative together for Israel Foss. I like to use the format from the series “Maine Families in 1790″. I like being able to read the sources as I read the narrative.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Patrick and Sarah Conners of Machias, Me – Where did they come from?

After determining the approximate birth date for Betsey (Conners) Foss from the census, I went to the back to the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias to find Betsey Conners birth and parents. After researching … Continue reading

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Birth date for Israel Foss based on the US Census

I was not able to find a recorded birth for Benjamin & Sarah (Mitchell) Foss’s son, Israel Foss, in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias. Because of this I need to use alternate sources. … Continue reading

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Children of Israel and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Connors) Foss

This week I am documenting a little bit about Israel Foss. Israel was the son of Benjamin and Sarah (Mitchell) Foss. I believe that I am a descendant of Benjamin through Israel. So I am going to flip through the … Continue reading

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Photo of Henry & Sarah Augusta (Foss) Smith

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Benjamin Foss Revolutionary War Records

Massachusetts soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War is a set of books that contain the soldiers and sailors that lived in Massachusetts and Maine. Remember Maine was part of Massachusetts and did not become a state until 1820. I … Continue reading

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Birth Record for Sarah (Mitchell) Foss

Well the mystery has been solved. I have found a birth record for Sarah Mitchell who was the wife of Benjamin Foss. I found the record in the Vital Records of Brunswick, Maine. I ended up looking in these records … Continue reading

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Sarah Mitchell or Sarah Getchell

This week I thought I would try to find out a little more about the wife of Benjamin Foss, Sarah Mitchell. Especially since there is a discrepancy with the Machias books stating her name is Sarah Getchell versus Sarah Mitchell. … Continue reading

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Records of the First Congregational Church in Scarborough, Maine

This week I made a trip back to Google Books to see if I could find a birth record for Benjamin Foss. I still have not found a birth record. However, I did find church baptism records for him and … Continue reading

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