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

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

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

Memories from Kineo

 

Today the weather was perfect as we took Ruth’s mother, Ruth Templeton Rollason, back to Kineo, an  island on Moosehead Lake in Maine where she lived all of her childhood summers.  The shuttle captain loaned us his golf cart so that we could see the island.  We had the best guide – Ruth’s mom – […]

By |September 13th, 2011|Favorites, Templeton|0 Comments