Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1895 Location: Westport Island; Bath Media: Ink on paper
Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.
Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.
In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.
… custodial powers over property that their wives owned prior to marriage. Thus, after Rachel Atkins married James Berry in 1687, she could no longer…
My mother at first stayed at home- most house wives stayed at home- and I’m a little ambiguous about that. It pays to have a mother in the house.