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

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