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york surname in somerset,maine

york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 2 Sep 2007 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: York
I am looking for any and all info I can get on the York Family. From the Athens Maine area, Info that I have is only census data and I believe it does not fill in enough blank spaces. My direct path is Ben York s/o Lawrence York s/o Leeman York 1913-1985 s/o Ralph York 1883-1942 s/o Cyrus 1868-1942 s/o Reubin York 1819-?. They all seem to be buried at Mount Rest cemetary in Athens ME. But as this area is very far from home these days it's very difficult to obtain any data or sources to help fill in or go any deeper into my direct lineage. Any help would be greatful
Thanks once again
Ben York

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 3 Sep 2007 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not sure it is what you are looking for or even how or if it fits in, but my great grandmother's older sister married a York up in Penobscot County who was born in Brighton. His name was Lorenzo W. York and he was born May 1849 in Brighton, Somerset, Maine and died Oct 1921 in Fairfield and is buried in Norridgewock with is wife Isadora. His parent's name were Lewis H. York and Mary Foy. As the York name married into my line I do not have any reseach done on Lorenzo's parents, but if you are ever interested, I will share the lineage from Lorenzo & Isadora forward.

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 3 Sep 2007 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
which men, are from Somerset county? are you running a family tree program or are you doing paper research? The county seat is Skowhegan, so vital records are there. Need more info to know what you need access to, or not.

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 4 Sep 2007 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
The men in question start with Ralph E York and continue into the past from there. I only gave my starting point from my start to give a better chance of getting real info. I do have some really good documentation as far as census goes but would really like some real input from family that I know exist still there today. thanks Ben York

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 4 Sep 2007 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
By the way I believe that from Leeman York and through Reubin York are buried in the same grave yard

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 25 Nov 2007 4:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have verified that Leeman,Ralph,Cyrus is buried in Mount Rest cemetary in Athens Maine and have picture of the stones to verify. But only have census records to verify father of Cyrus K York sr as Reubin York born abt 1819, Any birth or death record availible in this area. Or other info ie. father/mother would be extremely helpful Thanks again. Ben York

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 19 May 2008 11:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
In my notebook of information on Athens and Brighton I have found the 1864 voters for Athens which list Reuben, Cryus S. and Cryus. Census of 1910 list a Cryus. Is it possible that Ben was a nickname as I find an Eben in Athens in 1850 through 1880.
I am searching the line of Richard York but I do not have any of your names in that line.
It seems to be a difficult family name to search.
Good Luck
D J

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 20 May 2008 12:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: York
My name is Ben York. The Yorks that I'm Currently looking for are Cyrus K York(s) father Reubin York Born about 1819.
Lived in the Athens/Brighton area. I have no confirmed Birth or burial. Or Parentage past this point, I do Know that Cyrus K York(s) Mother is Betsey Tuttle, I don't know for sure if Reubin and Betsey were married or not. I have all data/Info on Cyrus K York To present to verify Lineage.
any Help on Reubin into the past would be helpful.
Thanks Ben

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 20 May 2008 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Ben
I looked in my book again but the only place I find Rueben is on the voters list for 1864. I know that the YORK's moved around a lot. The were in West Athens, Solon, Dexter, Houlton, and Cornville.
A note of interest my nephew named one of his sons Rueben with no idea that there had been any other Ruebens.
D J

Re: york surname in somerset,maine

Posted: 20 May 2008 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: York, Smart
Hi, This isn't much but it's a start for you. This is not my direct line but it connects to the Tuttle's and most importantly the SMART's. I put in bold two names that were actually Smart children. Dates are about, either taken from census' or other peoples work.

Good luck and hope this helps.


Descendants of John York


1 John York b: Abt. 1798 ME Census 1: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME Census 2: 1860 Mercer, Somerset, ME

. +Betsy b: Abt. 1797 ME m: Abt. 1820 Census 1: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME Census 2: 1860 Mercer, Somerset, ME

..... 2 Eunice 'Betsey' York b: Abt. 1820 ME Census 1: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME 11 children listed Census 2: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME

......... +George Washington Tuttle b: 21 Jun 1819 Brighton, Somerset, ME m: 18 Apr 1839 Brighton, Somerset, ME d: 1887 Athens, Somerset, ME Census 1: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME

............ 3 Andrew Tuttle b: 06 Apr 1840 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

................ +Emma J. Pennell b: Abt. 1845 ME m: 06 Jul 1872 ME

............ 3 Nathan Tuttle b: 09 May 1841 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Mahale Tuttle b: Abt. 1844 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Cynthia Tuttle b: Abt. 1846 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Harriet Tuttle b: Abt. 1848 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Eunice Tuttle b: Abt. 1850 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 George Tuttle b: Abt. 1852 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Philander Tuttle b: Abt. 1854 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Charles Tuttle b: Abt. 1856 Brighton, Somerset, ME d: 1935 Athens, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME Fact 1: 20 Jun 1877 IN Cornville m: Addie Ames m: 2nd to Affie Maxwell 1865-1931

............ 3 Leonard Tuttle b: Abt. 1858 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 John Tuttle b: Feb 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME

..... 2 Reuben H. York b: Abt. 1823 ME d: Aft. 1880 Census 1: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME Census 2: 1860 Brighton, Somerset, ME L/ sister Eunice Tuttle for work Census 3: 1860 St Albans, Somerset, ME Census 4: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 5: 1880 Brighton, Somerset, ME

......... +Betsy H. Tuttle b: 01 Jul 1821 Brighton, Somerset, ME m: Bef. 1848 ME d: Aft. 1880 Census 1: 1850 Cornville, Somerset, ME ?? Census 2: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME ?? Census 3: 1860 St Albans, Somerset, ME Census 4: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME back as Smart w/son John S. Census 5: 1880 Brighton, Somerset, ME L/Reuben but listed as divorced

............ 3 Henry York b: Abt. 1848 Somerset, ME Census: 1860 St. Albans, Somerset, ME

............ 3 John S. York b: Abt. 1849 Somerset, ME Census: 1860 St. Albans, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Samuel York b: Abt. 1851 Somerset, ME Census 1: 1860 St Albans, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Emma 'Fanny' York b: Abt. 1858 Brighton, Somerset, ME d: Abt. 1910 ME Census 1: 1860 St Albans, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME

................ +James N. Tuttle b: Apr 1850 Brighton, Somerset, ME m: Abt. 1875 Census 1: 1850 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 3: 1880 Somerset, ME w/Emma & 3 kids

............ 3 Felicia Celesta A. York b: Abt. 1859 St. Albans, Somerset, ME Census: 1860 St. Albans, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Ida M. York b: 04 May 1862 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 1: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1880 Brighton, Somerset, ME

............ 3 Cyrus Kenneth York b: 04 May 1862 St. Albans, Somerset, ME d: 30 Jul 1928 Somerset, ME Census 1: 1870 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 2: 1880 Brighton, Somerset, ME Census 3: 1900 Brighton, Somerset, ME

................ +Anna Belle 'Fanny' Salley b: 03 Jun 1869 ME m: 26 Oct 1880 Brighton, Somerset Co., ME d: 08 Jun 1929 Athens, Somerset, ME Census: 1900 Brighton, Somerset, ME name is Fannie

..... 2 John 'Jr' York b: Abt. 1830 ME Census: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME

..... 2 Susan York b: Abt. 1836 ME Census: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME

..... 2 Ephraim York b: Abt. 1837 ME Census 1: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME Census 2: 1860 Mercer, Somerset, ME

..... 2 Jane York b: Abt. 1841 ME Census 1: 1850 Rome, Kennebec, ME Census 2: 1860 Mercer, Somerset, ME

..... 2 Arleda York b: Abt. 1850 ME Census: 1860 Mercer, Somerset, ME

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