Category Archives: Foss

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bookshelf and Sketches

Today I created two new pages on my blog. First, I created a bookshelf page to list the sources that I am using to trace my downeast ancestry. I will update it as I go along. Second, I added a … 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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