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Lizzie A. Lane Correspondence

The following is a transcription of a letter written by a Mrs. Lizzie A. Lane of Stockton Springs, Maine to Vera Partridge Hamilton. Lizzie was born 17 Nov 1871 to Matthew and Elizabeth Ann (Berry) Partridge.  She married as her second husband, Fred Amos Lane.

Apr. 21, 1935

Have been hoping to get and to look up more about the questions you ask but have been unable to as yet. Haven’t licensed our car yet as the roads are just getting bare and the mud drying up so can do better a little later. I can’t write much more then I did before. There are two of the Harriman descendants now living in Prospect, Me. Mrs. Helen Harriman and Howard Harriman, their addresses are both Stockton Springs, Me. R. F. D. #1.

Mr. C. H. Partridge can tell you the middle names of the Benjamin family if any one can, and also about Samuel as he has the family record. I have been unable to go over there as yet.

His address is Stockton Springs, Me. R. F. D. #2-

The man from Augusta, whom I spoke of was Raymond Partridge. I don’t know his address only that he came from Augusta, Me.

Miss Addie Partridge of Stockton, Me. died in the past year. I think the Thomas you have was a brother to my grandfather. In your letter you said Leora Partridge (Josiah’s granddaughter) said her ancestor’s name was David so if he was her great grandfather, he was mine as Josiah and Amos were brothers and their mother was Sarah Shute, daughter of Benjamin Shute.

I think the Partridges here are another branch of Partridges from the ones in Mass., and N. H. as we have always been told that our ancestors came direct from england. I will try as soon as I can to look up more about it. Am sorry I can’t tell you more now.

P.S. The Addie Partridge spoken of was a relative and as I said before I think her
Grandfather, Thomas and my
Grandfather, Amos were brothers

But I am not sure about that. I can find out as soon as I can go to Sandy Point, where their home was.

Herbert L. Partridge Correspondence

The following information is correspondence (2 letters) between Herbert L. Partridge and Vera Partridge Hamilton. While the dates state the same, what I have is a typewritten copy, and the transcriber (Vera) obviously input the wrong date in one of the letters. This is the basis of what I used to document much more in depth, the Woolwich, Maine Patridge Family.

Freeport, Me.
June 21, 1943

Dear Mrs. Hamilton,

I am very sorry I can not furnish you with more information to the Partridge History, but I have a cousin living in Ayers, Mass., the last known address is:

Mrs. Affie Washburn
1 Fletcher St.
Ayer, Mass.

I don’t know if she can tell you any more than I have, but you might try her. She is the daughter of Susan Olive Partridge who married an Allen, I think. Respectfully, Herbert L. Partridge.

Freeport, Me.
June 21, 1943

Dear Mrs. Partridge,

I am afraid I cannot tell you much more then I did before. You asked about Aunts- Mary Jane and Joanna. Aunt Mary married Oliver Scolly, and lived in Bath, Me. They had five children-Emma-Julia-Cora-Ephraim-and George.

Aunt Joanna married Robert Andros. They had two children-Elizabeth Emma and Millard. Ad far as I know they lived in Bath, Me. Aunt Mary died in Bath, and I think Joanna did.

I have no Bible records, I guess Father never had any, at least none came to me. I am enclosing the address of

Mr. Robert Partridge
16 Western Av.
Augusta, Me.

I do not know the man, but have heard father say that he was related to his father in some way.

This isn’t much but hope you may be able to learn something from what little I have told you. Wish I could do more.

Very Sincerely yours,
Herbert L. Partridge

P.S. Thanks for the records and will be glad to receive any more you care to send.

P.S. You will be able to find some of the Partridge’s buried at Woolwich Me. in the Partridge Cemetery, and I know of a Horatio Nelson partridge buried in the Growstown Cemetery at Brunswick, Me.

P.S. no 2- You asked if I knew any of Father’s cousins. I do know of one. He was Capt. William Starkey and always resided in Bath, Me., as far as I know. His wife’s name was Affie. He was about Father’s age. I think his wife was Affie Purington. He also had a sister, Lizzie Woodbury. I never knew her. Lizzie had a dau. Lillian who married a Wood. They use to reside somewhere in Mass., but I do not know where.

A Glimpse of Early Merrimac, Wisconsin

These three letters were written by temporary residents of Merrimac, Wisconsin, hailing from Templeton, Massachusetts, and throwing intersting light on social and economic conditions in the Badger State in 1857-58. The letters were written to Unity Fales (Mrs. Otis) Partridge at Templeton by her sons James Otis and Maynard. James Otis Partridge, who was born at Templeton in 1828 and died at Partridgeville, a village in the town of Templeton, in 1873, was the father of the contributor.

The letters were carefully preserved by the recipient, packed in a homemade box, and covered with wallpaper of and old-fashioned pattern. At her death in 1869, they passed to James Otis Partridge and then to the contributor. During the past years they had frequently had narrow escapes from the bonfire and junk heap but now have come safe to rest in the Manuscript Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Mrs. Smith, the contributor, long time resident of Iowa, has lived at Carbondale, Illinois, since 1938, and has provided the biographical data and the story of the letters. The editors have added pragraphing, periods, commas, and capitalization to make some letters more readable.

  1. Letter of Nov 22, 1857 from Merrimack, Sauk County, Wisconsin by Maynard Partridge.
  2. Letter of Jan 24, 1858 from Merrimack, Sauk County, Wisconsin By J. O. Partridge.
  3. Letter of 23 May 1858 from Merrimack, Sauk County, Wisconsin By J. O. Partridge.

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