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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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Machias Maine Vital Records

This week is a little tough for me to get my weekly dose of research in. I had to take a flight to Montreal today for business. However, I was able to take the Machias vital records with me on … Continue reading

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Memorial of the centennial anniversary of the settlement of Machias

This book has a wealth of information that is applicable to my search about my downeast ancestors. It was published in 1863 by C.O. Furbush and written by William B Smith. Below is the text from the genealogy section of … Continue reading

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The Narrative of the town of Machias

One of the books that have been helpful in learning about my downeast ancestors is The Narrative of the town of Machias. This book was written by George Washington Drisko. It was published in Machias, Me in 1904 by the … Continue reading

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More Benjamin Foss Sources from Google

I decided to spend more time on Google this week to continue my search for Benjamin Foss. First, I found out another great piece of source information that pointed me to who Benjamin’s parents were and possibly the emigrating ancestor. … Continue reading

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