Note N918 Index
Lois was Ervin's first wife. After her death, he married Henrietta Libby of Poland.
Note N923 Index
Luther was a farmer in Otisfield.
Note N925 Index
James was a Book and Shoe Dealer in Portland, Maine.
Note N927 Index
John was known as "Snappy John" because of his peculiar habit of winking his eyes. At one time, he had been shot in the neck. This injury had left his head twisted around to one side.
His second wife, Sarah, was called "Aunt Snappy Knight." She was rumored to be a witch, a reputation of which she always seemed to be proud.
Note N929 Index
Soon after William's first wife, Mary, died in 1855, he married Mary's niece, Polly (widow of Ephraim Briggs of Norway, who had died 6 November 1855).
William was a successful farmer, and a Captain in the Militia.
Note N930 Index
Samuel was a farmer in Otisfield.
Note N933 Index
Edward was a farmer in Otisfield. Following Annis' death, he married Caroline (Monk) Bumpus, widow of William Bumpus (3 August 1813 - 19 January 1866) of Oxford, but they did not live together. Living with Caroline were three of her children, Loring H. (born 1852), Sybelia J. (born 1856) and Charles H. (born 1859), from her previous marriage.
Note N934 Index
SARAH'S PARENTS: Richard and Hannah were life-long residents of Windham, Maine. He was born there 17 March 1777, she was born 10 years later, 7 October 1787. They married 11 September 1805. Richard died 4 May 1863. Hannah died 22 December 1871 (Dole, WINDHAM IN THE PAST [op. cit.] 570).
John was a hard worker, who had "nothing to start with." However, through honesty, kindness of heart and fair dealing, he accumulated a comfortable property and was well situated at his death. The first piece of property he bought was an old house and the surrounding 37 1/2 acres on Scribner Hill in August of 1833. He tore the house down, built another on its site and, sometime later, built a large two-story house across the road.
Note N940 Index
George was the Otisfield Proprietors' Agent for many years, and is remembered as being "a real business man of the old school [who] distinguished himself in his day for his enterprise, honesty and suavity of manners. He was capable of transacting any business in legal form; acted among the early settlers as a physician and surgeon, and could write as plain as print." A violent encounter with an angry man named MacIntosh (who attacked George with an axe, because George opposed his associating with a daughter) resulted in the death of the attacker. George defended himself by striking MacIntosh with a heavy mallet. George was tried for murder and acquitted (Frederick Clifton Peirce, PEIRCE GENEALOGY, Being the Record of the Posterity of John Pers [Worcester, MA: THe Author, 1880], 64). This book incorrectly states that Willoughby Scribner was married to George's daughter, Tarbell (b. 29 August 1759).
Note N944 Index
In the 1860 Census of Harrison, Alvah is listed as a pauper.
Note N946 Index
William was a wood dealer in Portland.
Living with them in 1850 was Martha's 16-year-old niece, Elizabeth, a daughter of her brother, Alvah.
Note N954 Index
Ivory operated a fish market in Boston. In the mid-1830's, the family moved from Otisfield to Somerville, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. They also lived in Boston and Medford (where they were in 1870). In 1883, Ivory was living at the Hotel Van Rensselear in Boston.
An Ivory Scribner (perhaps this Ivory) served in Co. A of the 2nd Maine Infantry during the Civil War.