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The Narrows (Part 4)

May 19, 2015

Benjamin R. Jones passed away in December of 1858, preceded by his wife, Mehitabel, just a year before. Three months after her father’s death, Amelia would remarry, a 36 year old farmer, Gilbert D. Foster.

 

The Narrows (Part 3)

May 18, 2015

The untimely death of Captain Bela Reynolds in the spring of 1853 must have been devastating for his second wife Amelia. Six months pregnant with their sixth child and left alone to raise a fledgling family;

 

The Narrows (Part 2)

May 16, 2015

We know from deeds that Nathan Preston built a home on his ‘Narrows’ property, probably the standard fare in those day and that place, a simple log cabin, 16 feet by 20. When he sold to Ezekiel Prince in 1810, for 280 dollars, the deed read, “…the same lot of land that I live and dwell apon.”

 

The Narrows (Part 1)

May 13, 2015

One of our winter projects, the restoration of nine over six windows in a circa 1850s cape, piqued our curiosity. This venerable old structure is located in the town of Dennysville, on a peninsula that pushes into the Dennys River, on its journey to the Cobscook Bay. This ‘pushing’ forms a topographical feature, a bottleneck in the river, known simply as, “the Narrows.”

 

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