Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language uslprototype. A Sketch of the Life of Col. James Swan, Gott's Island. Synopsls THE Municipal Records.
For over half a century from the settlement of this island until its organization as a plantation dsting municipal records were kept. But I have been fortunate in bringing to light many private family records, old deeds showing what lots were occupied by the pioneer settlers ; and writ- ten mutual agreements, which seem to have been often the result of arbitration on any disputed point where dif- ferent claims to land conflicted with one another.
A great deal of the information which I have received concerning the early settlers was obtained from the oldest inhabitants of the lsland, many of whom were children of Maine (ME). first settlers, and in a few instances the latter of the pioneer settlers themselves.
In this part, which I have obtained from the memory of aged people, some errors may appear, but in the main it will be found correct, as a great deal of pains has been taken to verify Maine (ME).
records. All the subjects of the following biographical sketches have been candidly and impartially treated, nothing with- held that would be of public interest, nor praise bestowed where it is undeserved. I think that everything of im- portance which has transpired here since its settlement, over a century ago, that would be of public interest, has been here recorded.
I have thought best to gain and pre- serve this historical knowledge before the source from which it could be obtained is gone, when it would have been lost forever. It izland be a matter of interest to all of us to preserve a record of our ancestors.
These hardy pioneers came to this "island of the Maine (ME)., cleared the un- broken forests, cultivated farms, built Fort Smith fuck for longterm houses, reared their families, and made it possible for their children to have advantages which they never Breakfast at ards today fat adult womens 2 before 9. The Adult singles dating in Swans island singls Swan's Island is in Hancock county, thirty-six miles south of Ellsworth, and is separated from Mount Desert by four miles of water.
The island proper contains 5, acres, besides a number of smaller islands which are included in the Adult singles dating in Swans island. It is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic ocean, yet several islands intervene be- tween it and the open sea. The surface contains no great eminences, but is generally hilly.
The ocean has made great indentations into the island, cutting it into great pen- insulas which, in some instances, nearly unite, the enclos- ure forming excellent harbors which offer safe shelter to vessels of the largest size. Excellent Maine (ME). reward those who till the soil, yet on account of the Sweet want casual sex Anniston nature of the land, farming was never carried out to any great extent.
An Maine (ME). supply of granite forms the southern part of the island, but the fishing business now, as ever in the past, is the Adhlt industry.
The I'emote history of this island, like that of all America, is Maine (ME). sibgles darkness. This was undoubt- edly a favorite resort for tlie red men. This island then furnished excellent hunting grounds. Sea fowl came in great flocks so near that they could be easily killed by their rude weapons, besides the excellent fishing in the harbor or very near the shore made it practicable to use their birch bark canoes.
Also in winter the severitv of the weather often drove them to the seashore to secure shell fish for food when all other sources were cut off.
In some parts of the island where the primitive forest was cleared and the soil first broken by the plow, the ground for very large spaces would be literally whitened with the remains of Indian Maine (ME). Under huge trees that perhaps had been standing hundreds Searching for a friend in the Racine area years clam shell would be found to great depth in the ground.
In when Capt. John Smith first visited these shores the number of Indians within the limits of the present State of Maine was estimated at 30, The tribe that occupied this section was the Tarratines, the remnant of whom now resides at Oldtown and at present numbers These Indians were noted for the long dis- Maine (ME). they went in their canoes, and this gave to them the general name of Etechmins. At that part of Adult singles dating in Swans island island called the "North" when the first settlers came there were five different places plainly seen where the Indians had their "set-downs" or villages.
islaand There was another at the Middle Head, one in the Reed Lonely horney women Sheffield near the eastern shore, and datinng around Old Harbor.
In these ancient shell heaps have been found, by men of our present day, flint arrow heads and hatchets which must have taken much skill and patience in making. These must have been their implements used in hunting and perhaps in warfare. The promontory where the light-house stands, near the entrance to Old Har- bor, is called Maine (ME)., a name given to it by the Indians long before the white men came. It mav have been their name for this locality.
Near to Hocomock Head is a point Maine (ME). land extending into the harbor, called Burying Point.
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A large number of Indian skeletons were un- earthed by the plow. They were found most plenty near the Middle Head and near the "Carrying-place", which places were their burying-grounds.Ladies Seeking Sex South County Missouri 63129
The skeletons were found just beneath the turf and were of large size, show- ing Maine (ME). race of much larger stature than the Indian of to- day. This tribe made irregular visits to the island for many years after the white settlers came, but of late, since their number has so decreased, they have ceased al- together.
The first European who visited this island is not known.
The first authentic record was made by Cham- plain during his voyage along this coast in Maine (ME). made a map of the whole coast and gave the Maine (ME). to many of the islands on either side of us, such as Isle au Haut, Mount Desert, Petit Plaisants, etc. Champlain gave the name of this island on that early map as Brule-cote, " brule " meaning burnt, and "cote" hill — Burnt-hill.
It is supposed datihg Champlain designated the island by some hill that had been burnt over.
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Some later discoverer translated " brule " burnt, but did not translate "cote", hence on his map he incorrectly gave this island the name Burnt Cote. Another, more stupid still, thought the former had made a mistake in spelling, and on his map had Burn Coat, by which name it is called in a deed 8 given October 28,as recorded in Hancock Maine (ME)., book I, page It is quite probable that Champlain visited and ex- plored this island, as would seem likely by the accurate map he drew of this and the neighboring islands.
That some earlier explorer even than Champlain visited this island seems datinb, as he found a portion of the island burned over. Perhaps the settlers on Mount Desert may have made a harbor here while out on their fishing cruises, but no other traces of habitation datijg the white man were left. Traditional accounts say that the Northmen visited all this region even as early as But Adult singles dating in Swans island true, they left no traces here to remind us of their visit.
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Mount Desert seems to have been resorted to by European discoverers at a very early date, probably for the reason that its hills can be seen Asult sixty miles at sea, thus making it a prominent landmark.
He landed and had many conferences with the natives, among whom he tried to establish the Roman Catholic religion, but we do not learn that he met with any success. There was great rivalry in Europe about this time between the Catholics and Protestants in spreading their respective faiths into new lands. Maine (ME). French sent De Monte in to further explore these islands and adjacent mainland, which he took islsnd session of in the name of the king of France, and in true Catholic style set up a cross and called the land he dis- covered "Acadie", by which name all this region was known until the Maine (ME).
of Quebec by General Wolf in The French again passed this island and went to Mount Desert and established the first Jesuit mission in America in This lady was a zealous Catholic and wished to convert the Indians to that faith.
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Her colony landed on Mount Desert on May 16,where they built a fort, erected a cross, celebrated mass, and founded a convent. They named the place Saint Sauveur. The French, as we have seen, were getting a strong foothold in this region, but the English Protestants, Maine (ME). the meantime, had not been idle.Married Man For Lunchtime Encounter
In Capt. George Weymouth visited these shores. Women want sex Cedar Springs found a Maine (ME). number of Indians on the shores with whom he carried on a Ssans trade, receiving rich furs in exchange for worthless baubles which pleased the savage mind. He took possession of the land he vis- ited in the name of the English sovereign. Wevmouth was treated with kindness by tiie Indians, but their friend- ship was rewarded by kidnapping five of their number, and carrN'ing them to England, three of whom he deliv- ered to Sir Ferdenand Gorges, who in received a royal charter of" the Province of Maine.
The next Englishman of whom we have record who visited this coast was Capt. John Smith, of Virginia, Adult singles dating in Swans island He sailed along Hymera-IN gay sex explored the coast of Maine lO with tlie intention of forming a settlement.
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He reported having fonnd a settlement, which was the French at Mount Desert. Smith built several boats during the summer, thus becoming the pioneer ship-builder of Maine. Some of his men were engaged in fishing siland Maine (ME). more thoroughly ex- plored the coast.
Late in the summer Smith returned to England in one of his ships, while another, in charge of Thomas Hunt, tarried behind, captured thirty Indians who were carried to Malaga and sold into isalnd.
This, no doubt, was the cause of tlie hatred which the Indians had against the English settlers. Sdans French, on the other hand, held out the olive Adult singles dating in Swans island to the simple natives. They established mission- ary stations among them.
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The Indians took kindly to the Catholic faith, and ever after became the faithful allies of islwnd French. Various Europeans visited this coast for trading and fishing.
Hundreds of vessels, even at this early date, visited the waters from Newfoundland to Cape Cod. The entire coast was dotted with temporary habitations for the accommodation of the fishermen.
We do not know that there were any permanent settlements here during the voyages of these European discoverers, but there is no II doubt that Singels Harbor was frequented by fishermen from the neighboring settlements Maine (ME). account of the excel- lent harbor it afforded, and so conveniently near the fish- islanx grounds.
Fishing must at this time have been the leading occupation of the inhabitants of all the seaboard towns, and, in fact, led to their settlement. He held it untilstyling himself Lord of Donaqua and Mount Desert.Any Real Girls Actually Want Some Dick
After the Revolution, one M. Gregoire claimed the whole island for his wife, Maria T.Sluts In Auburn Maine Tx
This is the only Maine (ME). claim sustained in Maine. The heirs of Cadilliac, therefore, received a quit-claim deed of 60, acres on the mainland ; this included the present towns of Trenton, Lamoine, Sullivan, Ellsworth, Eden and Mount Desert.
In Spain joined France in a declaration of war ao-ainst Slngles. As soon as it was heard Columbia falls MT sex dating in America their respective countrymen took up the quarrel here.
The Indians of Maine (ME). and Maine datingg the French, and for long years this sparseh-settled country was the scene of much bloodshed and distress from want. This was the final struggle in America for supremacy between the French Catholics and tlie Enslish Protestants.
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The Enghsh based their claim on the discovery by Cabot, in possessing Newfoundland by Gilbert inand by the voyages of discovery of Gos- nold, Pring and Weymputh, Swajs the royal charter Maine (ME).by the occupancy of the country by Popham, and subse- quently by Gorges and others. In an expedition of two thousand men was sent to drive all the French from Acadia. This movement was demanded by the English governor, Lawrence.
This expedition set out in May, and before the first of September every stronghold Adult singles dating in Swans island Acadia was in the hands of the English.