William Sears Will – 1885 – Piscataquis County, Maine

On our recent visit to the Moosehead Lake area of Maine, I located the will of William Sears, father of Emily Sears Templeton, and my wife’s great-great grandfather.  The  will was executed in 1885, about three years before his death.   William left eight of his nine surviving children one dollar each.  The tenth child, […]

By |September 16th, 2012|Research, Templeton|1 Comment

Samuel Templeton – Deed to Eben Robbins 1854 Kirkland, Penobscot, ME

At the Registry of Deeds for Penobscot County, Maine I also found a deed dated 4 Nov 1854 by which Samuel Templeton transferred property to Eben W Robbins for $1.   This is the same 50 acres that Samuel purchased from his father, Adam for $400 18 years earlier.  From the deed we see that Ebenezer […]

By |September 7th, 2012|Research, Templeton|0 Comments

Amiel Robbins – d. 1833 Penobscot County, Maine

In the records of the Probate Court of Penobscot County, Maine I found this inventory of the estate of Amiel Robbins, who died, as stated here, on 20 July 1833, in Milton, Penobscot County.  Why do I find this of interest?   Ruth’s 2nd great grandparents were Samuel Templeton and Susannah Robbins.    We know that Samuel […]

By |September 6th, 2012|Research, Templeton|0 Comments

Adam Templeton – deed to son, Samuel – 1836

Having just returned from a wonderful vacation to Greenville, ME , we delight in the time we were able to spend with Ruth’s mother in the town where she grew up.   I also had an opportunity to  visit the courthouses in Bangor, Penobscot County and Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County.    Over the next several days I look […]

By |September 5th, 2012|Research, Templeton|0 Comments

Harry Carl Templeton (1880 – 1968)

Several weeks ago I posted about my ongoing search for more of the story of Emma (Emily) Sears Templeton Jenkins.  More detail on my search for Emma is found on this page which explains our search for the missing 53 years of of the story of my wife’s great grandmother.  One of the tasks I listed […]

By |November 17th, 2011|Continuing Quests, Research, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Sunday Obituary – Emma Jenkins

Emma Jenkins died in Guilford, Maine on August 24, 1932 at the age of 76.  What I find sad about this obituary is what it doesn’t say:  anything about her first husband, John Frank Templeton and their two sons, Hermon Orman (b. 1874)  and Fred Frank (b. 1876).

Her first husband died in 1879, leaving her […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|Research, Templeton|0 Comments

Still Making Canoes at the Age of 76

During our recent trip to Moosehead Lake, Maine, we visited the Moosehead Historical Society in Greenville Junction.    This was just a short walk from where Ruth’s mother grew up.   Following an excellent guided tour we stopped in the office to see what they might have about the Templeton family.   Several files!   […]

By |September 23rd, 2011|Favorites, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Emily (Emma) Sears Templeton Jenkins – Some Questions Answered – and New Ones to Ponder

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Maine.  Last Thursday I went to the Maine State Archives and State Library looking for information about the Templeton Family, especially Fred and Hermon Templeton’s mother, Emily Sears.   The Templeton family lost contact with Emily after the death of her husband, John Frank Templeton in 1879. […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|Continuing Quests, Research, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Emma (Emily) Sears (1856-1932)

Emma (Emily) Sears – Looking for the Rest of Her Story

We are missing 53 years of the story of Ruth’s great grandmother.  Can we fill in some of the blanks? For our family there are large gaps in what we know about Emma (Emily) Sears.   Known to the Templeton family as Emily, she was born […]

By |September 22nd, 2011||1 Comment

A Week of Memories

Tomorrow we leave Moosehead Lake (Greenville, ME) to begin our journey home.   On Tuesday we traveled with Ruth’s mother to Kineo, where she told us about her experiences as a child living on the island each summer while her father worked as a guide (see Memories from Kineo).   On Wednesday we visited the […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Continuing Quests, Templeton, Uncategorized|0 Comments