Smith trial jurors, Bucksport, 1877

Contributed by Bucksport Historical Society


Edward M. Smith was tried for the murder of Melissa A. Thayer of Bucksport in May 1877.

It was believed that the motive for the murder was to steal $850 that Thayer had in her father's house, money from the sale of her deceased husband's farm in Hampden.

On the jury were, Foreman, S.G. Haskell, 51, Deer Isle; I.M. Allen, 71, Sedgwick; M.V. Babbidge, 40, Swan's Island; W.N.Perkins, 58, Penobscot; J.H. Haslam, 49, Waltham; John S. Sargent, 50, Mt. Desert; Robert Grindle, 62, Surry; N.C. Reynolds, 61, Ellsworth; F.C. Moon, 40, Hancock; R.W. Condon, 29, Brooksville; Nathaniel Grindle, 50, Brooklin; and G.A. Devereux, 34, Castine.

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  • Title: Smith trial jurors, Bucksport, 1877
  • Creator: Irving Osgood
  • Creation Date: 1877
  • Subject Date: 1877
  • Location: Bucksport, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Bucksport Historical Society
PO Box 798, Bucksport, ME 04416


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