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flag male ancestor  William  VERRILL

  (b. 15 December 1802 Raymond, Massachusetts (District of Maine)   d. abt. 1888 New Gloucester, Maine, USA )  

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VERRILL Genealogy

William VERRILL was born 15 December 1802 in Raymond, Massachusetts (District of Maine). William VERRILL was the child of Jeremiah VERRILL   and   Lydia TRIPP

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Lydia TRIPP .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Lydia TRIPP  was born abt. 1804 in New Gloucester, Maine, USA.  She died 4 August 1896 in New Gloucester, Maine, USA. 

William VERRILL died abt. 1888 in New Gloucester, Maine, USA.

NOTE: William Verrill was the grandfather of Jessie Cobb, the murdered woman in the story above. He died before Jessie was murdered.

Details of the family tree of William appear below.
Did You Know?America - Did you know? February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.
Did You Know?The name Maine is probably a practical nautical term which refers to the region being a mainland (separate from the many surrounding islands). Reference to the area as 'Maine' in writing first appeared in 1622. (

Prior to 1685 - New England
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1775 - New England
1776 - 1820 - Massachusetts (District of Maine)
March 15, 1820 - Maine becomes 23rd U.S. state

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Androscoggin's Secret - Based on the 1900 murder of Jessie Cobb in Lewiston, Maine
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William VERRILL married flag female ancestor Lydia TRIPP-- Place: 
NOTE: Bride and Groom were first cousins


flag male ancestor Silas VERRILL (b.17 September 1822, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 4 October 1852, New Gloucester, Maine, USA)
m. Elizabeth STROUT 4 October 1845

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Jeremiah VERRILL (b.11 March 1825, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 15 November 1907, Raymond, Maine, USA)

flag male ancestor Henry William VERRILL (b.3 December 1832, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 1 December 1908, Gray, Maine, USA)
m. Elizabeth STROUT 6 January 1856

flag female ancestor Olive VERRILL (b.19 April 1835, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. aft. 1880, , Maine, USA)
m. John W VERRILL 
m. Joseph FARWELL 1 February 1862

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Sarah Ann VERRILL (b.9 February 1838, Poland, Maine, USA  d. 20 June 1916, Pownal, Maine, USA)
m. James William FIELD 16 March 1856

Grave has been locatedUS Civil War Soldiers flag male ancestor Abraham VERRILL (b.23 July 1840, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 24 March 1921, Gray, Maine, USA)

flag female ancestor Lydia Jane VERRILL (b.4 June 1842, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 14 August 1901, Minot, Maine, USA)
m. Henry PLUMMER 2 April 1881

flag female ancestor Harriet VERRILL (b.23 February 1846, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. abt. 1882, , Maine, USA)
m. Ivory COBB 28 October 1876

flag male ancestor Joseph L VERRILL (b.28 September 1848, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 12 January 1919, Poland, Maine, USA)

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15 December 1802
Raymond, Maine, USA

1802 Birth

Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
name: William Verrill
gender: Male
baptism/ christening date:
baptism/ christening place:
birth date: 15 Dec 1802
death date:
name note:
father's name: Jeremiah Verrill
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C50347-1
system origin: Maine-ODM
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USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer

USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

USA 1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

USA 1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.

USA 1830 - May 28 – The Indian Removal Act marks the beginning of the forced relocation of five tribes of native Americans, known as Trail of Tears

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837

World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States

USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.

USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

1822 Birth of Child
Silas VERRILL was born 17 September 1822, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1825 Birth of Child
Jeremiah VERRILL was born 11 March 1825, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1832 Birth of Child
Henry William VERRILL was born 3 December 1832, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1835 Birth of Child
Olive VERRILL was born 19 April 1835, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1838 Birth of Child
Sarah Ann VERRILL was born 9 February 1838, Poland, Maine, USA
1840 Birth of Child
Abraham VERRILL was born 23 July 1840, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1842 Birth of Child
Lydia Jane VERRILL was born 4 June 1842, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1846 Birth of Child
Harriet VERRILL was born 23 February 1846, New Gloucester, Maine, USA
1848 Birth of Child
Joseph L VERRILL was born 28 September 1848, New Gloucester, Maine, USA

1850 New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine

name: Wm Varrill
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States
gender: Male
age: 45
marital status:
race (original):
race (expanded):
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1805
dwelling house number: 103
family number: 110
line number: 31
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 250
film number: 9720
digital folder number: 004193968
image number: 00323...

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.

USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

1852 Death of Child
Silas VERRILL died 4 October 1852, New Gloucester, Maine, USA

1870 New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine

name: William Verrill
estimated birth year: 1804
gender: Male
age in 1870: 66y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
William Verrill M 66y Maine
Lydia Verrill F 64y Maine
Jane Verrill F 23y Maine
Joseph Verrill M 21y Maine
Harriet Verrill F 19y Maine
Alvah Verrill M 2y...

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.

1880 New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine

name: William Verrill
residence: New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine
birthdate: 1804
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Lydia Verrill
spouse's birthplace: Maine, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

Added: 6/13/2012 3:57:58 PM - Updated: 2/15/2016 1:05:20 PM

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