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Island ; company discharged at East Green-
wich, Rhode Island; regiment raised in York
and Essex counties ; also same company and
regiment, muster rolls dated East Greenwich,
September 17, September 24, October 24, No-
vember 6 and November 14, 1778; enlistment
to expire January i, 1779; reported on fur-
lough on roll dated November 6, 1778. He
married Abigail Milliken. of Scarborough,
and settled in Buxton. Their children born
there were: Abigail, Martin, John, Hannah,
Richard, Sally. Alexander, Mehitable, Josiah
(died young), and Josiah.

(V) Alexander, fourth son of John and

Abigail (Milliken) Jcse, was born in Bux-
ton, December 11, 1780. He spent his youth
and middle life in Buxton, but in his age he
removed to Guildhall, \'ermont, where he died
aged eighty-three. He was a man whose in-
dustry and good habits made him a respected
citizen. He married Sally, daughter of Thom-
as Emery, of Buxton. Their seven children,
all born in Buxton, were : Hannah, Abigail,
Marke E., Charles E., Horatio N., Sarah and

(VI) Horatio Nelson, fourth son of Alex-
ander and Sally (Emery) Jose, was born in
Buxton, March 18, 1819, and died in Port-
land, ( )ctober 22,, 1892, aged seventy-three.
He passed his youth on the ancestral farm
and was educated in the district schools. At
the age of fourteen he went to Portland, and
was a clerk in a carpet store until he was
twenty-one. He was successively a drygoods
merchant, a real estate dealer and a railroad
man, and was successful in each of his voca-
tions. He held offices connected with banks
and railroads. For more than forty years he
was identified with the leading financial, com-
mercial and social interests of the city. He
was a member of the First Parish Church
(Congregational), and was one of the found-
ers of the Maine General Hospital. In poli-
tics he was a Republican. Horatio N. Jose
married (first) August 30, 1843, Nancy B.
Hooper, who was born in Charlestown, Mas-
sachusetts, April 17, 1820, and died in Port-
land, October 5, 1889, daughter of Thomas
Hooper. Their children were: i. Horatio N.,
born March 27, 1845. 2. Carrie E., born
May 18, 1848. 3. Helen N., born January 25,
1853, married H. H. D. Pierce, and had two
children, Benjamin and Horatio. 4. Jessica
H., born November 8, 1S60, married Lincoln
Cummings. Horatio Nelson married (sec-
ond), 1891, Harriet N. Cammett, who was
born in Portland, November 19, 1825, daugh-
ter of Dudley and Betsey (Williams) Cam-
mett, and the widow of Levi Weatherbee, of
Massachusetts. Mr. Cammett resided all his
life in Portland, where he accumulated a
comfortable fortune in the manufacture of
pumps and blocks. The children of Dudley
and Betsey (Williams) Cammett were: i.
Elizabeth Williams. 2. Margaret. 3. Charles
Williams. 4. Harriet N. 5. John, married
Mary Elizabeth Harris. 6. Abbie Ellen, mar-
ried Dr. James R. Lunt, and had : James C,
married Agnes Mcintosh, and had one child,
Paul Cammett : and Frank Dudley, married
Alice Porter Storer, and had two children.



Dudley Cainmett and Alison Storer. 7. Alary
Jewett, married Franklin Fox, and had one
child, Margaret Elizabeth. 8. Caroline.

Charles Adams Paine was born
PAINE May 23, 1853, at Eastport,

Maine, and died in 1904. He
was prepared for college at the Eastport high
school and studied at Brown's University. He
was in the wholesale grocery business at East-
port, and was a very active Republican, repre-
senting his ward in the Maine legislature.
In 1896 he was appointed by President Mc-
Kinley postmaster of Eastport, and reap-
pointed by President Roosevelt. February
g, 1881, he was married to Jenny R., child
of Charles C. and Mary N. (Wadsworth)
Norton. She is now postmistress of Eastport,
succeeding her late husband in office. (Her
lineage is given in Wadsworth family, in this
work.) Cliildren : i. Irene P., born June 10,
1882. 2. Charles B., August 21, 1883; who
is in the University of Maine and intends to
devote himself to the profession of civil en-
gineer. 3. Norton P., March 2, 1885. 4-
Carroll N., July, 2. 1886, died in 1891. 5.
Lloyd, March 2, i8g6.

The families of Bean, Bain and
BEAN Bayne. as the surname is variously

spelled, are undoubtedly descended
from the old Scotch clan \'ean. In the Gaelic
the letters b and v are interchangeable, so
that Vean and Bean are the same name, only
difTcrently spelled. The origin of the name is
a matter of conjecture, some authorities main-
taining it to be derived from the place of
residence of the clan, "beann,'" which in the
Gaelic language signifies mmintain ; a more
strongly supported opinion is that it is derived
from the fair complexion of the progenitor
of the clan, "bean," meaning white or fair, and
frequently used by the Highlanders to dis-
tinguish a person of fair complexion, as olive,
black or swarthy were used to designate one
of dark complexion. The clan \''ean. or, as
oftener designated in Scotch history, Mac-
Bean, was one of the tribes of the Chatli,
and occupied the Lochaber territory some
time previous to 1300 A. D. Three distinct
families of this blood came to America — the
Bains to Virginia, the Banes to Maine, and
the Beans to New Hampshire. Many of the
early colonial records were destroyed by fire
and the successive raids made by hostile In-
dians, and it cannot be ascertained with cer-
tainty in what year or ship the Bean immi-
grant reached the shores of the new country.

Warren Bean, doubtless a descendant of the
old New England family of the same name,
married Sarah Swett, of Bethel, Maine, and
they had children : Henry W., Otis R., Inez
A., Leon L., Ervin A. and Guy C.

Ervin A., fourth son and fifth child of
Warren and Sarah (Swett) Bean, was born
in Bethel, Maine, January 15, 1877. -^^ the
tender age of nine years he had lost both of
his parents and was bound out to James
Crockett, of Norway, Maine, with whose fam-
ily he made his home during the next seven
or eight years. Later on he hired himself out
to do farm work and was thus employed at
the outbreak of the Spanish-American war.
When volunteers were called for to fill the
ranks of the American army he enlisted as
a private in Company D, of the First Maine
Volunteer Infantry, and went into camp with
the regiment at Chickamauga, Georgia. There
he fell a victim to typhoid fever of such ma-
lignant type that he was believed to have died
from its effects, and was carried out of the
hospital tent and placed on the ground at
the back of it, for burial on the following
day. During the night a heavy rain fell upon
the presumably dead soldier, restored him to
consciousness, broke the dreadful fever, and
his ultimate and complete recovery was the
result. From his early youth Mr. Bean has
been of industrious and frugal habits, saving
of his earnings, and it is owing to these quali-
ties and to his determination to succeed that
he was enabled to make his way in the world
without aid from anyone else, and is now a
prosperous business man. While still a boy
at work on the farm he made a point of
saving the greater part of his wages, and the
small capital thus secured he joined with that
of his brother and invested it in a clothing
business in Freeport, Maine. After his re-
turn from army service, completely broken in
health, he felt unable to resume hard manual
labor, and therefore became actively connected
with the business in which he and his brother
were interested. Later he purchased the in-
terest of his brother in the concern, con-
tinued it as sole proprietor uiilil 1905, then
sold out with profit and in the following year
bought his brother's clothing establishment in
x\ubum, Maine. He is proprietor of this
business at the present time, and that he is
a thoroughly capable and more than reason-
ably successsful business man is shown by the
fact that during the first year under his man-
agement the sales account of the store in-
creased over the last preceding year more
than seven thousand dollars. Mr. Bean's po-



litical affiliations are with the Repubhcan two children. Olive (Cliadbourne) Perkins,
party, and he is a Knight of Pythias, a Red mother of these children, died September 3,
Man and a Knight of the Golden Eagle. 1822.

(For previous generations see William Chadbourno I.)

(V) William (3), eld-

CHADBOURNE est child of William

(2) Chadbourne, was

born July 30, 1714. He probably served in

the Louisburg Expedition of 1745. He lived

in Berwick. He married Phebe , who

administered his estate in 1761. Children:
I. William, see forward. 2. Francis. 3.
Humphrey. 4. Catherine, married Daniel
Smith; .five children; died September 19,
'^777- 5- ^lary, married Jacob Hodsdon. 6.
Phebe, married Peaslee Morrill, who was
grandfather of Hons. Anson P. and Lot M.
Slorrill, both governors of Maine. 7. Jo-
anna, married Isaac Morrill.

(\'I) William (4), baptized September 9.
1744, eldest son of William (3) Chadbourne,
married Sarah Weymouth, and among their
children was Francis, see forward.

(VII) Francis, son of Wiliam (4) Chad-
bourne, was born June 5, 1755. He lived, died
and was buried at North Berwick. He mar-
ried (first) Olive Neal, born June 10, 1761,
and (second) Betsey Staples. Children by
Olive Xeal: i. Patience, born March 6, 1778,
married Humphrey Ayers, of Cornish ; eight
children, among whom was Rev. Francis C,
a ]Methodist minister. 2. Isaiah, born March
12, 1780, drowned at sea. 3. Joanna, born
August 14, 1782, married Benjamin Hurd, of
North Berwick ; children : Ruf us, Frank Ben-
jamin, Isaiah, drowned in 1849. 4- Francis,
born April 7, 1785, married Hannah Gardner;
children : Henry William, Sylvia. Rebecca and
Susannah ; Rebecca married Nathaniel Thomp-
son, and their son Albert C. was postmaster of
Lowell, 1904. 5. William, born August 18.
1787, married Susan Brackett. 6. Humphrey,
born December 4, 1789, married Joanna Pray;
children : Silas, Sarah, married George An-
derson, of Concord, New Hampshire. 7.
Sarah, born March 20, 1792, married Ed-
mund Neal. 8. Olive, born July 22, 1794,
married William Perkins ; children : Luther,
Sarah, Salome, Paul, Olive, Williarn, Huldah
A., married Lewis Wentworth Perkins (see
Perkins III) ; Francis C, Gooch, and two
who died in infancy. 9. Silas, born July 8,
1796, married Tabitha Nowell. 10. Paul,
born January 13, 1799, killed by accident,
1821. II. Isaiah, born March 24, i8oi, died
June 18, 1853, married Pendora Dennett;

John Frey, whose father was also
FREY named John, was born in Bavaria
in the year 1838. He received a
good education in the schools of his native
town. On arriving at a suitable age, he was
apprenticed to a shoemaker of the town and
in due course became a finished workman. He
was appointed and served as local marshal of
the town. In 1857 Mr. Frey sailed for the
LInited States, where he landed in New York
City. He remained there two months, then
moved eastward, finally settling in Bangor,
Maine. Here he followed his trade with suc-
cess until 1897, when he retired from active
business life. He married, in Bangor, Cather-
ine Carr. Three children were born of this
union : Charles Henry, William H. and Jen-
nie Florence.

Charles Henry, eldest son of John and
Catherine (Carr) Frey, was born in Bangor,
Maine, September 21, 1866. He received his
education in the schools of Bangor, and in
1879 began the work that finally became his
settled and regular business, in which he has
been very successful. Frey's is known far
and near as stated in 1879. Mr. Frey, in
1887, purchased the business and has made
it one • of the most popular restaurants in
the city. The business at 30 Central street
consists of lunch, cafe and ladies' and gentle-
men's public and private dining rooms. Mr.
Frey is also one of the popular caterers of
Bangor and has a good business in that line.
Associated with him is his brother Williain A.,
who is equally capable and efficient. He is
an active member of Bangor Lodge No. 244,
B. P. O. E. Mr. Frey married, January
2, 1887, Georgia A., daughter of Robert
Smith, of Carmel. William A. Frey was
born in Bangor, 1872. He w-as educated in
the Bangor schools. He began working in
the restaurant with which he is still con-
nected when but a boy, and has been a most
potent factor in maintaining its high stand-
ing and popularity. Pie is a member of the
Elks and Knights of Pythias. He married
AgTies Robinson.

Huddersfield in the West Rid-
GARNER ing of Yorkshire, in the valley

of the Colne, is sixteen miles
southwest from Leeds. It is a place of con-
siderable antiquity, and is mentioned in



Doomsday. It is the seat of extensive woolen
manufactories. This is the ancestral home of
the Garners.

(I) William Garner was born in Hudders-
field, England. He married Amelia Ash-
mont. Children: Allen, John, Charles and

(II) Allen, son of William and .Amelia
(Ashmont) Garner, began his career in Hud-
dersfield. England, in 1840. He married Mary
D., daughter of Captain James D. Jordan, of
Lewiston, Maine. Children: 1. Olive, wife
of W. O. Winfield, bobbin manufacturer.
Kezar Falls, Maine. 2. Mary Evangeline,
wife of M. W. M. Chellis. superintendent of
Cornish and Kezar l-"alls Light and Power
Company. 3. William Allen, see forward. 4.
Lawrence R. 5. Albert. 6. Alvin, who died
in infancy. Mr. Garner is a man of fine
executive ability in his line of chosen work,
and knows the mill business from a to z. He
has filled every position from bobbin boy to
agent and manager. The success of the man-
ufacturing plant established at Kezar P'alls in
1881 is largely due to his efforts. His father
died when he was six years old, and he came
to America with his mother in 1856, settling
in Lewiston, Maine. He is a man greatly
esteemed by his associates in business, beloved
by his employees, and highly respected as a
townsman. He is a man of moral upright-
ness, unquestioned integrity of character, and
of unyielding perseverance.

(Ill) William Allen, son of Allen and
Mary D. (Jordan) Garner, was born June
5, 1876, the centennial year, in Lewiston,
Maine. When he was six years old his people
changed their residence to Kezar Falls, Maine,
and here he studied in the schools of Porter
and at North Parsonsfield Academy. After
serving a short apprenticeship in the Kezar
Falls mills, of which his father was manager,
he took a specialty course in the textile school
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He returned
to the mill again, beginning at the very bot-
tom, and arose in successive promotions until
he is now manager. He knows the practical
part thoroughly as he knows the theoretical.
He is a thorough-going business man of the
aggressive type. He is treasurer and secretary
of the Cornish and Kezar Falls Light and
Power Company. He is a Republican of the
Roosevelt stamp. Ilis townspeople elected
him to the school board, of which he was an
active and valuable member. He is a mem-
ber of Drummond Lodge, F. and A. M., of
Parsonsfield ; of Ossipee Valley Lodge, K. of
P., of Porter. He married, October :>-j, 1901,

Bertha May. daughter of William Ridlon, of
Boston, Massachusetts. His children are:
Ruth Evelyn, born January 18, 1904, and
Marv D., who died in infancy.

Daniel Andrews Hobbs, a de-
HORBS scendant of Henry Hobbs, of

Dover, resided in W'aterboro and
was an industrious farmer. He married Har-
riet Ann Sanborn, born January 9, 1825,
daughter of Israel and Almira ( lilake) San -
lx)rn. Her grandfather, Joseph Sanborn, who
was baptized in Hampton, New Hampshire,
December 15, 1768, settled in Waterboro.
The maiden name of his wife was Betty Hill,
and their only son, Daniel, was born in Water-
boro. August s. 1793- Daniel Sanborn died
October 30, 1863, and .Almira, his wife, who
was born in Wakefield, New Hampshire. Oc-
tober 29, 1798, died October 25, 1880. They
were the parents of twelve children. Mrs.
Hobbs became the mother of two sons:
George Henry and Willis Edgar.

(II) (]eorge Henry, son of Daniel and Har-
riet A. (Sanborn) Hobbs, was born in Water-
boro, September 11, 1 85 1. As a youth he
assisted his father in carrying on the home-
stead farm, and when a young man learned
the carpenter's trade. He subsequently lo-
cated in Alfred and is still residing there, fol-
lowing his trade in connection with agricul-
ture. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a
member of Saco \'alley Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, of West Buxton. In
1871 he married Lucy .Anna Dudley, born in
Hollis, Maine, September 10, 1851. They
have had four sons : Frederick Andrews,
George Franklin, Maynard Ashton, Norman
B., who died in infancy.

(III) Frederick Andrews, son of George
H. and Lucy A. (Dudley) Hobbs, was born
in Hollis, July 26, 1875. He was graduated
from the University of Maine with the class
of i8g6. and entering the educational field,
taught school in Alfred two years, going
thence to Westbrook. where he taught for
three years. While thus employed he studied
law with Samuel M. Came and the late Hon.
John B. Donovan, both of Alfred, and was
admitted to the bar May 12, igoo. In 1898
he enlisted at Westbrook as a private in Com-
pany M, First Regiment, Maine \"nlunteer
Infantry, for service in the Spanish-American
war; was promoted to the rank of second
lieutenant at Chickamauga and mustered out
as such at the close of hostilities. In Decem-
ber, 1900, he established himself as an at-
torney and counsellor at law^ in South Ber-


wick, and has built up a profitable general
practice. He was elected county attorney and
is still serving in that responsible capacity, dis-
playing marked ability in handling the county's
legal business. Politicafly he acts with the
Republican party. He is a member of Fra-
ternal Lodge, .Ancient Free and .Accepted Ma-
sons, of Alfred ; Unity Chapter, Royal Arch
Masons, of South Berwick : Maine Council,
Royal and Select Masters, of Saco ; and IJrad-
ford Commandery, Knights Templar, of Bid-
deford. He also affiliates with Olive Branch
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
and -Agamenticus Encampment, Quamphegan
Lotlge, Knights of Pythias, Nevvichawannock
Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men, all of
South Berwick, and with the Eagles in Port-
land. In iMarch, 1902, Mr. Hobbs married
Cassandra M. Aspinwall, daughter of William
H. and Eliza .Aspinwall, of Salmon Falls,
New Hampshire. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs have
one daughter, Pauline Dudley, born January
3. 1907-^

This family were of .Scotch

SMILEY origin. The first of the name
are said to have arrived in New
England about the same time, and settled in
Haverhill, Massachusetts, and one of them
at least, John Smiley, remained there and
was the progenitor of the Massachusetts fam-
ily. Francis Smiley, brother of John, went
to New Hampshire at an early date.

Francis Smiley, emigrant ancestor of the
Maine line, was born in England (or Scot-
land), 1689, and came with others of his fam-
ily to America, the e.xact date of arrival not
known. Perhaps he remained some time at
Haverhill, Massachusetts, where his brother
John located, but he is recorded as having
bought a farm at Windham, New Hampshire,
November 3, 1743, where he resided, and
where he died March 16, 1763, "aged sev-
enty-four." In 1746 he was appointed
tithing man, and in 1749 held the office of con-
stable. The name of his wife is not learned.
It is supposed that he had three sons : Will-
iam, David and Hugh, who removed to Maine.

From the emigrant ancestor named above
was descended Reuel William Smiley, son of
David Smiley. He married Laura R. Webber.

Edward Howes, son of Reuel and Laura
(Webber) Smiley, was born in Winslow,
Maine, August 17, 1852. He was educated at
the public "schools, Waterville Classical Insti-
tute, and Colby University, graduating with
the class of 1875. The following year he
entered upon the vocation of teacher, which

position he has successfully filled for more
than twenty years. He was principal of the
high school at Waterville, Maine, 1875-84;
classical teacher in high .school, Springfield,
Mas.sachusetts, 1884-90; and high school,
Hartford, Connecticut, 1890-95; principal of
high school at Hartford since 1895. Mr. Smi-
ley, though not prominent in Maine politics,
is a Republican. He married, at Hyde Park,
Massachusetts. 1877, Ella L. Hutchinson, of
Winslow, .Maine, who was born June 2, 1853.
Their son, Ralph William, born 1883, was
graduated from Harvard University, class of

The American branch of this
BliCH.ARI) family descended from the

one made famous in French
history and was so prominent in the affairs of

(I) Uldric Bechard, the progenitor in this
country, on his maternal side was of a good
old English and Scotch family. He was born
February, 1830, in Montreal, Canada. He
obtained his education in the public schools
and graduated from St. Anne's College of
that city. For many years he was a sales-
man, then a bookkeeper, and still later gov-
ernment inspector, having a large district
which he covered in the examination of teach-
ers and their methods of instruction ; also re-
porting the condition of the schools and build-
ings. He further gave advice as to the sani-
tary conditions of the school buildings, as
well as the conveniences for the comfort and
use of the students attending. He married
Irene Young, born in Bangor, Maine, Sep-
tember 25, 1830, and by whom were born
twelve children. Uldric Bechard, father of
this family, was accidentally drowned at Corn-
wall, Canada, at the age of forty-one years.

(II) Henri P., son of Uldric Bechard and
wife, was born at Wolford, Province of On-
tario, Canada, August 22, 1858, and was only
thirteen years of age when his father was
drowned. He attended the public schools
until he lost his father, but after that sad
event most of his education was obtained by
studying nights. Having an excellent mem-
ory and keen perceptive faculties, he acquired
not only a thorough education from the me-
dium of textbooks, but a wonderful knowledge
of human nature, which has enabled him to
become an exceptionally successful business
man. He began his career as a timekeeper
on the Quebec Central railroad, which po-
sition he took when but fourteen years of age.
He remained faithful to every known duty in



that position for about two years, when he
accepted a similar one with the Passumpsic
Railroad Company (now the Boston & Maine)
and after a little over one year with that
company went to Lewiston, Maine, where he
found employment in a cotton mill, and later
as clerk in a drygoods house. Having early
in life learned the real value of money, he
was careful of his earnings, however never
refusing assistance to the needy poor about
him, he was soon able to buy a furniture
business, which he conducted about five years.
His next venture was the insurance business,
while he studied law evenings. Finally he en-
tered the office of McGillicuddy & Morey,
where he devoted all possible time to the fur-
ther mastery of the law. He was admitted
to the bar September 25, 1900, and imme-
diately opened an office, and has with the
passing years built up a business in his pro-
fession second to none in his city. One of
the causes, it is said, for his unusual success as
an attorney is the fact that he is thoroughly
honest and will not stoop to take a case at
bar where his success must be won by ques-
tionable methods. While he is a busy man,
and pays little real attention to politics, he
has served one term as alderman, and on ac-
count of not having time to devote to the
office, refused a second term. His financial
interests are large and varied. He was one
of the incorporators of the Manufacturers'
National Bank, at Lewiston, and has connec-
tion whh numerous enterprises.

Among the early-day families of
BRIGGS Taunton, Massachusetts, was the

Briggs family, of whom it is
supposed that Daniel was the ancestor in that
section of New England, and was probably
first to settle in this country.

(1) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) Briggs,
was born 1765, died in 1S39. In 1786 he
moved from Taunton, Massachusetts, to what
was then know-n as Bakerstown, later a part
of Minot and Poland, Maine. There he built
a log house into which he moved with his
bride, at once commenced to make for him-
self a home, and within a few years had suc-
ceeded in transforming a wilderness tract of
Maine land into one of the finest of New
England homesteads of that day. He married
(first) Hannah Bradford, by whom was born

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