Author Archives: Don Taylor

An update to “Shipbuilding in Scarborough”

By Don Taylor, Historian I wrote a short article about Shipbuilding in Scarborough for the July/August 2022 issue of Owascoag Notes. In it, I included a photo of the barque Oak Hill. I also posted the article to the Historical … Continue reading

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Updates November 2022

Digital Maine In November 2020, I added Eight Corners Baptist Church (Vital Records) to Digital Maine. It is a  transcript of “A Records of the first Church of the Freewill Baptist Connection gathered in Cape Elizabeth Covenanted, December 24th, 1831 … Continue reading

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Susan Sawyer Todd (1859-1891)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Susan Sawyer Todd. According to the information with the photo: Susan Sawyer Todd Nana Dorothy Shaw’s Mother 1859-1891 (32 yrs old) Birth mother to Dorothy Miller Shaw Other Information about Susan Sawyer … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Suggestion

Need dinner ideas? Looking for something to bring to a holiday potluck? Want to explore the history of Scarborough?  Scarborough Fare is a collection of recipes contributed by members and friends of the Scarborough Historical Society, history scattered throughout. $18.00. … Continue reading

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Fredrick Augustus Miller (1854-1927)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Fredrick Miller. According to the information on the back of the photo Fredrick:                     Fredrick Miller   Born 1855 – Died 1927.   … Continue reading

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Cleaning Gravestones and Monuments

By Don Taylor Cleaning an ancestor’s marker, the marker of a veteran, or even the marker of a person you don’t know but see their monument is looking bad, can be a great source of accomplishment and pride. It is … Continue reading

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Updates October 2022

In October 2022, the following items were added to the website: Organizations 12th Maine Regiment (Civil War) Twenty-seventh Reunion of the 12th  Maine Regiment – Dunstan, 10 September 1908. I added a photo of the West Scarborough Methodist Church (circa 1928). … Continue reading

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12th Maine Regiment (Civil War)

A transcript of the first page of a 1908 flyer for the Twelfth Maine Regimental Association. It mentions how to get to Dunstan via the electrics. There is also a link to a digital copy of the document that includes … Continue reading

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Updates September 2022

During September, the following items were added to the website: Foss Folder Foss – Birth Returns – Circa 1798. Jocelyn/Josselyn Folder Not Dated 89-9305 – “Men of Scarborough” – Text – PDF 89-9306 – “Henry Jocelyn” – Text – PDF 89-9307 … Continue reading

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Foss Birth Returns – 1771 to 1798

[This is a transcript of a birth list, probably a “return.” Based upon the paper type and writing style, I believe it to be from the early 1800s, possibly as early as 1798.] William Foss born November 26th 1771 Jonathan … Continue reading

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