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gold fields by way of the Isthmus of Panama.

being one of the original Forty-Niners. When
he went out he expected to mine for the pre-
cious metal along with the other miners, but
when he reached the gold fields, he found that
he could make big- wages by working at his
trade of carpenter. Mr. Fogg in speaking of
the wage scale at that time, said that he could
get over sixteen dollars a day week days and
thirty-two dollars on Sundays. In this con-
nection it is interesting to note that on the
occasion of a visit to California some seven or
eight years ago Mr. Fogg while going about
San Francisco noticed a wooden building
which he had assisted in building about a half
(Century before. Mr. Fogg remained in Cali-
fornia four or five years and at the end of that
time he returned to Bangor and resumed the
carpenter's business in that city. Pie was as-
sociated with ^^^ S. Pattee, the firm name be-
ing Fogg & Pattee. Some of his handiwork
as a carpenter is still to be seen in this city
and among the notable examples of his work
is the First Parish Church on Broadway,
which was remodelled under his supervision.
After his return from the Golden Gate, Mr.
Fogg was elected chief of the fire department,
and although the apparatus was very crude
compared to the modern fire-fighting machines
of to-day, under his supervision, the firemen
of those early days made a name for them-
selves. About this time he married Miss Caro-
line Simpson, of Hampden, and they had two
children, Herbert, a member of the firm of
Tyler & Fogg, and a daughter, who died in
ciiildhood. ]\Irs. Fogg died a few years after
their marriage. Plis widow, who survives him,
was Miss Clara Simpson and a sister of his
first wife. In 1866 Air. Fogg went into part-
nership with John Dole in the mill business on
Front street, the firm name being Dole & Fogg.
Mr. Fogg continued in this business until 1891,
when he retired from the firm and active busi-
ness. Shortly after his retirement from busi-
ness, Mr. Fogg, who was in easy circum-
stances by reason of his industry and thrift,
was suddenly enriched by receiving a bequest
amounting to between a half million and a
million. This legacy came to Mr. Fogg by the
will of a Mrs. Fogg, of New York, whose hus-
band had been a cousin of Mr. Fogg. From
this bequest Mr. Fogg built the handsome
library at Berwick, known as the Fogg
Memorial library and also the Fogg cottage
at the Goodwill farm. Mr. Fogg was inter-
ested in the Bangor & Aroostook railroad. He
was one of the syndicate of twenty to push the
work and was also one of the first subscribers
to the common stock. He was a director and



stockholder in that corporation and also in its
adjunct, the Aroostook Construction Company.
In politics he was a stauncli Republican and in
the early days of that party was a notable fig-
ure in its council in this vicinity. He was hon-
ored by election to the city government and
also represented Cangor in the legislature. Air.
Fogg was a member of the Tarratine Club and
also of the Madockawando Club. He was
prominent in the Masonic body, being a mem-
ber of Rising \'irtue Lodge, Mt. Moriah Royal
Arch Chapter, St. John's Commandery and
the Scottish Rite bodies. He was also one of
the oldest and most prominent members of the
Odd Fellows in Maine. Although not a mem-
ber of the First Congregational Church, he
was a regular attendant at the services of that
church and for many years occupied the same
pew. He was much devoted to its interests
and a liberal contributor to its needs and ben-

This name, also written Rec-
RECORD ords, Rickard, Reckard, and

Reccord, appears in the early
history of Plymouth county. Massachusetts,
but it is impossible to trace any connecting
line thence to Maine. The pioneer ancestor,
Giles Rickard, was born 1379, in England, and
•died 1684. in Plymouth, I\Tassachusetts. He
married in 1622, and his wife's Christian name
was Judith, but the surname is unknown. They
arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as early as
T637, and he was there a large land owner.
They had children : Giles, John, Sarah, and
perhaps others. Their descendants have been
numerous in Plympton, Brirlgewater, Middle-
boro, and other towns of southeastern Massa-
chusetts, where several lines can be readily
traced. There is little doubt that the first one
known in Maine was either a migrant or the
son of one from southeastern Massachusetts.
The name appears often in the records of the
towns of Ruckficld and Turner. Androscoggin
county, Maine. Of Turner. John Record is
credited with being an early settler, one of
sixty of the first pioneers to cut way through
the wilderness and plant a colony on the banks
of the Androscoggin river. Among the first
settlers also appear the names of Daniel Sta-
ples, Thomas Record. Elisha Record, Josepli
Leavitt, and .\bner Phillips, wdio, according to
Dr. Howe, the historian of the early days of
the town, says '"entercfl the town with axes
on their shoulders and commenced the first
actual settlement of the place, and were the
true pioneers of Turner." These Records were
probably young men, and sons of John Rec-

ords. This was in 1772, and Thomas and
Elisha Record received a bounty of ten pounds
each from the general court in 1773 for "set-
tling duties." Among the early marriages
recorded in the town register for Turner are :
"January 19, 1786, Dominicus Record and
Jane Warren," and their children were : Do-
minicus, born June 26, 1788; Jane, March 8.
1790; Samuel, January 2, 1792: and Alartha,
May II, 1797. At Buckfield, Alaine, settled
in 1776, there is an entry of the marriage of
Jonathan Record to Remember Stetson ( ?)
before 1782, and their children as follows:
Jonathan, born April, 1782; Timothy Stetson,
June 17, 1783; Sarah, September 7, 1788.
When the Baptist Society was formed in Tur-
ner and Bucktow-n, Maine, in 1791, Simon
Record and Jonathan Record were among the
petitioners for authority to form the organiza-
tion, and subsequently the name of M. L. Rec-
ord appears on a petition for a like Baptist so-
ciety in Auburn. Of the female members of
the Record family, Betsey Record married No-
vember 10, 1 791, Stephen \\'ashburn Jr., Au-
gust II, 1790, Charity Record married Daniel
Merrill ; and July 19, 1792, Oliver Record mar-
ried Daniel Merrill. Betsey Record married
Hart Briggs, in 1800; Edward Record was a
soldier in the civil war, 1862-64, a'lfl Rev. I.
Record was minister of the Baptist societv,

(I) Thomas Record was a petitioner for a
Baptist society at Minot, Maine, in 1807. He
married a Bradford (?), and they were the
paretits of Calvin Record.

(II) Calvin Record was born in Turner.
Maine, and married Melancy, daughter of
Benjamin Franklin Beals of Turner, and they
were the parents of George Lawrence and Ag-
nes Record, born in Auburn, Maine.

(HI) George Lawrence, only son of Calvin
and Melancy (Beals) Record, was born in Au-
burn. Maine, Alarch 13, 1859. He was pre-
pared for college in the public schools of Au-
burn, and was graduated at Bates College in
tlie class of 18S1. He taught school 1881-82,
and removed to New York City in 1882,
where he became a stenographer in a law'
office, and at the same time took up the study
of law. He reifiained a stenographer and law
clerk and student 1882-86, and in 1886 was
admitted to the bar and opened a law office at
i; Excliange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey.
He was a member of the board of education
of Jersey City, 1884-86: corporation council
1902-08. Originally a Democrat, he changed
his political faith in 1896, and voted and acted
with the Republican party. He married, in



1887, Eliza, daughter of Moses and Elvira
(Snow) Hanscom, of Auburn, Maine (see
Hanscom) and they made their home in Jer-
sey City, at 593 IBergen Avenue. He was
elected to membership in the Maine Society of
New York City.

(For ancestry see John Whitney I.)

(Ill) John (2), second son

WHITNEY of Benjamin and Jane Whit-
ney, was born about 1678, in
York, Maine, and is found of record at the
age of twenty-three years, with his brothers
Nathaniel and Timothy, as members of the
military company commanded by Captain
Abraham Preble, of York. "This company
comprised the flower of York, and the young
men of that date." He owned property ad-
joining that of his brother John; in 1739 he
settled in New Meadows, Maine, and subse-
quently resided at Lisbon Falls. He married
Letty (or Lettis) Ford, of York: children:
Mary, Samuel, Elizabeth, Hannah, IMercy,
Mehitable, John and Benjamin.

(IV) Benjamin (2). youngest child of John
(2) and Letty (Ford) Whitney, was born
ilay 22, 1725, in York, ]\Iaine, and settled on
Little River, in Lisbon, same colony. He was
part owner of the first grist mill there, and
during his lifetime was a miller. He served
as a soldier of the revolution, and died No-
vember 8, 1797. He married Mercy Hinckley,
of Brunswick. There are conflicting accounts
as to his children, but the following is prob-
ably the correct list : Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
Nathan, Benjamin, Joseph, Samuel, Stfrah,
Rebecca, Rachel, Joseph and Isabel.

(Y) Jacob, third child of Benjamin (2)
and Mercy (Hinckley) Whitney, was born
June II, 1763, in Lisbon, Maine, and was a
soldier of the revolution, as was his father.
He resided at Phillips, Maine, and died there
in May, 1846. He married Hannah Mills,
and their children were : Samuel L., James
M., Christopher A., Josiah S., Mary M"., Pa-
tience, Joseph and John.

(VI) Christopher A., third son of Jacob
and Hannah (Mills) Whitney, was born April
3, 1793, at Phillips, IMaine, and inherited the
military spirit of his father and grandfather.
He served as a soldier in the war of 181 2 and
resided at Phillips until 1866. when he re-
moved to Greenfield, Wisconsin. His last
days were spent at Tomah, Wisconsin, where
he died August 23. 1869. He married, June
I. 1823, Adeline Howard, who survived him
about fourteen vears. dving at Black River

Falls, Wisconsin, in 1883. Children: Sam-
uel, Benjamin, Rufus C, Louise, Naomi, Ed-
ward and Lucette.

(\TI) Benjamin (3), second .son of Chris-
topher A. and Adeline (Howard) Whitney,
was born April 2, 1828, in Phillips, Maine, and
resided first at Phillips, subsequently in Lin-
coln, Maine, and at Tomah, Wisconsin, where
he died in 1868. He married Huldah Sweet-
ser Whitney, daughter of Andrew Whitney,
of the sixth generation of American Whit-
neys. She was born September 7, 1835, in
Phillips, Maine, and survived her husband
nearly eleven years, dying at Tomah, Wis-
consin, May 7, 1879. They had two sons: Al-
mont Benjamin and Charles Alvano. The
older was born June 23, 1856, and died July
7, 1880.

(\TII) Charles Alvano, younger son of
Benjamin (3) and Huldah S. (Whitney) Whit-
ney, was born October 21, i860, in Boston,
Massachusetts and received very excellent ed-
ucational advantages. He was two years a
student at Christ Hospital School in England,
and of the ^Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology, received the degree of Doctor of Med-
icine from the medical department of Bow-
doin College in 1889, and immediately pur-
sued the post-graduate course of one year in
New York City, and two years abroad. He
practiced his profession for two years in Bos-
ton, after which he came to New York, and
has been actively and successfully engaged in
that city ever since, making a specialty of heart
and lung diseases. For six years he was lec-
turer at the New York Polyclinic, and is now
visiting physician of the New York Lying-in
FJospital, and Northwestern Dispensary. He
married, June 4, 1886, Bell Armstrong, of
Boston, and they are the parents of one child,
Lloyd \Miitney, born August 10, 1888.

The immense number of the descendants of
John and Elinor Whitney is indicated by the
fact that this individual is numbered on the
family genealogy 8,822, being of the ninth
generation in this country. Mrs. Bell (Arm-
strong) \\'hitney was born September 27,
1861, daughter of Thomas Ainsley and Sarah
Sophia Armstrong. She was educated in pri-
vate schools at Boston and abroad, and is
president of the Morse-Broughton Company,
president of L'Art de la Mode, and makers
of dress patterns, and importers. She is a
frequent contributor of short stories, essays,
reviews, and other articles to various periodi-
cals. She is a member of the Society of Amer-
ican Authors, National Society of New Eng-



land Wonicn, American Academy of Political
and Social Science, and al.-o of the Lyceum
Club of England.

(For preceding generations sec .\nthony Ames I.)

(IV) Jonathan (2), son of Jona-

AMES than (i) and Hannah (Trouant)

Eames, was born in Marshfield,

and married there, in 1713, Rebecca Stanford.

Children: Jonathan, born 1715; I«aac, 1717;

Lydia, 1721 ; Rebecca, 1727.

(\I) Thomas, undoubtedly a son of either
Jonathan or Isaac Eames, was born about
1740, in Marshfield, and settled in Islesboro,
Maine, about 1748. He located at GilUey's
Harbor on the southwest side of Long Island,
where he purchased, July 13, 1784, from Sam-
uel Turner, and previous occupant, lots Nos.
12, 13 and 14, amounting to three hundred
fifty acres, the purchase price being ?420. A
part of this he subsequently sold to his son
Jabez and to other purchasers. In 1787 he
and his son Jabez signed a petition, and both
spelled the name Eames. The spelling in pres-
ent use by the family — Ames — was, however,
adopted very soon after. Thomas Ames be-
gan preaching as an itinerant Baptist minister
about 1794, and in 1804 he was ordained as
pastor of the Baptist church at Islesboro, and
continued in this charge until iSog. He was
considered ''a worthy acceptable preacher."
His home in Islesboro occupied an ideal site,
and commanded a view which has been said
by many to be fully equal to that of the Bay
of Naples. In 18 15 he sold this and moved
to the town of Hope, on the mainland, and
died in Applcton, Maine, February 10, 1826.
He was married (first) January 9, 1764, by
Rev. Applcton Wales, of the Second Congre-
gational Church, to Rebecca Harnie, of Marsh-
field, who died June 28, 1808, aged sixty-six
years. He married (second) August 13, 1809,
Mrs. Lucy Comstock, and (third) August 28,
1812, Mrs. Lucy Jordan, of Thomaston,
Maine. Children, all by first marriage :
Mercy. Jabez, Thankful, Sally (married
Joshua Pendleton), Lydia, Rebecca, Betsy and

(\'II) Jabez, eldest son of Rev. Thomas
and Rebecca (Ilarnie) Ames, was born in
Marshfield, and died January 21, 1829. He
was a farmer and ship-owner. Jabez mar-
ried Jane, daughter of John Gilkey Sr., who
died March 11, 1851. Their children, all born
in Islesboro : Jane, Grace, Jabez, Betsey
(married December 26. 1814, Captain Gields
Coombs Jr.), Lerrity (Charity), John, Cather-
ine, Susan, Isaac and Louisiana.

(VIII) Isaac, third son of Jabez and Jane
(Gilkey) Ames, was born in Islesboro, No-
vember 18, 1806. He was, like his father, a
farmer and ship-owner, and resided in the
town of Northport, at Lincolnville, Maine.
He married Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin
Tarl>ell, of Islesboro. Children: i. Rebecca
Jane, deceased. 2. John Calvin, deceased. 3.
Mary Elizabeth, wife of Henry N. Carver; re-
sides in Brooklyn, New York. 4. Frank B.,
deceased. 5. George Sylvanus, mentioned be-
low. 6. Sarah I\Iaria (Mrs. Roscoe P. Gil-
key) ; resides in Brewer, Maine. 7. Rosilla
Clementine, widow of Sanford Parker; re-
sides in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. 8. El-
wilda, married Abraham Dow, both deceased.

(IX) George Sylvanus, third son of Isaac
and Rebecca (Tarbell) Ames, was born in the
town of Northport, where he now resides, on
the paternal homestead. During his active
life he was a farmer, and, like most men of
that community, often went to sea. He mar-
ried Zilpha A., daughter of Allison and Sarah
(Ackley) Parker. Children: i. Waldo Em-
erson, deceased. 2. Orren Ether, born March,
1857 '' '^ ^ boat builder and blacksmith at Lin-
colnville. 3. Allison George, mentioned be-
low. 4. Roscoe Conklin, died young. 5. Les-
lie Delmore, October, 1867, keeps a general
store at Lincolnville. 6. Carrie Martha, June,
1870; is wife of Dr. Prince E. Luce, of Bel-
fast, Maine. 7. Robie Frank, June, 1885; re-
sides on the homestead in Northport.

(X) Allison George, son of George S. and
Zilpha A. (Parker) Ames, was born at Lin-
colnville, Maine, June 28, i860, and was edu-
cated in the public schools at Lincolnville and
Northport. From the age of sixteen, 1876-83,
he followed the sea, since which time he has
been in business in New York. He was en-
gaged in ship chandlery in South Brooklyn,
New York, for several years, and has been
since May 16, 1892, shipping agent and steam-
ship contractor, located on South street. New
York City. Mr. Ames has always taken an
interest in politics, and served several years
on the old Republican ward committee. Queens
county, also two years on the assembly dis-
trict committee, and one year on county com-
mittee. In 1907 he ran for alderman in the
sixty-ninth District. Borough of Queens. He
is a Mason and a Shriner, member of Kismet
Shrine of Brooklyn ; was formerly a member
of the Third \\'ard Republican Club. Borough
of Queens, and of the Flushing Association.
He was also treasurer of the Upper Flushing
Improvement Association, of which he was
one of the organizers. His summer home is



at Setauket, Long Lsland. He has dealt
nnich in Long Island real estate, and is now
interested in oyster planting at Greenport. He
is an organizer and stockholder of the Setau-
ket Spring Water Company, of which he was
president until January, 1909. Mr. Ames
married, November 16, 1884, Anna M. Busch,
of Brooklyn, New York. They have two chil-
dren : George Parker, born September 6, 1885,
and Grace Evelyn, August 9, 1888.

According to a family
CHAMBERLIN tradition the Chamber-
lains and Chamberlins
are of French descent. This conclusion de-
rives its origin from the alleged fact that one
Jean de Tankerville, a native of France, was
appointed chamberlain to tHe King of England
in the latter part of the sixteenth century, and
it is asserted that his official title was adopted
as a surname By his descendants. It is still
further claimed that John Chamberlain, son of
Jean de Tankerville, came to New England
and settled in Boston. There were several
early immigrants of this name, and their pos-
terity, which is quite numerous, have two
forms of spelling it, viz. : Chamberlain and
Chambcrlin. Henry Chamberlin was a pas-
senger from England in the sliFp "Diligent" in
1638, settling in Hingham, Massachusetts, and
William Chambcrlin, presumably a relative of
Henry, was in 1648 residing at Woburn,
whence he removed to Billerica in 1653. The
York county Chamberlins mentioned below are
in all probability descended from one of these
early Massachusetts settlers. Chief among
these who have brought honor and distinc-
tion to the Maine family of this name is Gen-
eral Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who at-
tained the rank of major-general in the civil
war ; was governor of Maine from 1866 to
1871 ; president of Bowdoin College from the
latter year to 1883; and is a writer and lec-
turer of national reputation. One of the first
settlers in Lebanon, Maine, was William
Chamberlain, who went there from either
Massachusetts or New Hampshire. He pur-
cTiased a tract of land covered with timber,
which he proceeded to clean off as rapidly as
possible, and through the severest kind of
hardship and toil he replaced the w-ilderness
with fields of grain and other products of civil-

(I) Deacon Nathaniel Chamberlin, a de-
scendant of the above mentioned pioneer, was
born in Lebanon, September 10, 1783. His
long and useful life, which covered a period
of eightv-six years, was spent in his native

town, and the active portion of it was devoted
to farming. He was one of the leading men
of Lebanon in his day, representing his dis-
trict in the state legislature in 1842, and ac-
tively identified with the Congregational
church, of which he was a deacon for many
years. His death occurred in 1869. He mar-
ried Abbie Jones, born in Lebanon, July 24,
1793, and their children were: Lewis, Na-
thaniel, Clarissa and Hiram G.

(II) Hiram G., youngest son of Deacon
Nathaniel and Abbie (Jones) Chambcrlin,
was born in Lebanon, September 30, 1814.
He was a lifelong resident of Lebanon, a very
successful farmer and an excellent business
man. The farm which he occupied for more
than fifty years was purchased by him in
1838, and is now, or was recently, owned by
his son, John R. Chamberlin. He was not
only a conspicuous figure in local public af-
fairs, serving as a member of the board of se-
lectmen and in other town offices, but could
always be depended upon to assist in fostering
the general interests and progressive tenden-
cies of the community, and was in every way
an upright, loyal and useful citizen. His
views upon the slavery question naturally led
him into the ranks of the Republican party at
its formation, and he maintained his allegiance
to that political body for the remainder of his
life, which terminated June 30, 1889. His re-
ligious afliliations were with the Congregation-
alists, and he was an active church member.
Mr. Chamberlin married Elizabeth W. Rol-
lins, and she survived him a few years, dying
at the age of eighty-three. They were the
parents of two sons : John Rollins, born Sep-
tember 12, 1841, and Dr. David Taylor Par-

(III) David Taylor Parker, M. D., young-
est son of Hiram G. and Elizabeth W. (Rol-
lins) Chamberlin, was born in Lebanon, No-
vember 21, 1846. His early education was
acquired in the district schools and at the West
Lebanon Academy. His professional prepara-
tions were completed in the medical depart-
ment of Bowdoin College, from which he was
graduated in 1872, and locating in Farming-
ton, New Hampshire, he was .for about six
years associated in practice with Dr. Parker
of that town. In 1878 he removed to Dover
and established himself as a physician in that
city. While residing in Farmington he repre-
sented that town in the New Hampshire legis-
lature for the year 1876, w^as a member of the
Dover school board for three years, served as
county physician from 1882 to 1886, and acted
as a justice of the peace. In politics he sup-



ported the Republican party. In 1873 he
joined the New Hampshire Medical Society
and was its president in 1889. In addition to
belonging to the various Masonic bodies up to
and including the thirty-second degree, he
affiliated with the Improved Order of Red
Men. the Roval Arcanum, the Knights of the
Golden Eagle, Royal Society of Good Fel-
lows and the Bellamy Club, and was active in
church work. As both physician and citizen
he stood high in the estimation of all with
whom he came in contact, and his untimely
demise, which occurred July 27, 1892, was
universally regretted. September 7, 1873, Dr.
Chamberlin was united in marriage with Idella
Roberts, born June 30, 1855, daughter of
David S. and Sabrina (Lord) Roberts. She
died December 4, i88i. She became the
mother of two sons : Harold Malcom, born
May 9, 1878, died June 27, 1879, and Don.

(I\') Don, youngest son of Dr. David T. P.
and Idella (Roberts) Chamberlin, was born
in Dover, August 30, 1881. His studies in the
public schools were supplemented with a com-
mercial course at Gray's Business College,
Portland, from which he was graduated in
1900, and entering the store of Frank AI. Lowe
& Company in that city as a clerk he remained
there for some time. Mercantile pursuits
proved unattractive to him, however, and sev-
ering his connection with the Portland concern
he purchased a large farm in Kennebunk,
whither he removed. He also became local
manager for Kennebunk and vicinity for the
E. A. Strout Real Estate Agency, and for a
time attended to the duties of that position in
conjunction with farming, but for the past
four years has given his attention exclusively
to the real estate business. June 27, 1908,
he was appointed notary public. His political
affiliations are with the Republican party. He
is a member of Mousam Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, and Pine Tree En-
campment. On April 6, 1900, Mr. Chamber-
lin was united in marriage with Annette C,
daughter of John P. and Ruth A. Howes, of
Providence, Rhode Island. Of this union
there is one son, Don, born December 3, 1902.

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