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

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