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.