I just wanted to let people know that I have a book called A Midwife's Tale - The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. It is about her life in Hallowell and mentions a lot of families who lived there at the time. If you had/have families in that area, I recommend getting this. If you want to know if your family is mentioned, E-mail me. I have nothing to do with this book - I bought it because it sounded interesting and I have a Ballard in my family tree. I wish I had a book like this for my family's hometowns!