Researching Downeast Maine and Maritime Canada Families Together
James Moore was born 30 May 1837, probably at Ellsworth, Maine, the son of Gary Townsend Moore and wife Mariam (Garland) Moore.
Read James Moore's diary here.
His paternal grandparents were John and Polly (Townsend) Moore. His maternal grandparents were Josiah and Sarah "Sally" (Swett) Garland.
On 21 August 1858, James married cousin Laura Ann Garland. She was born 5 February 1838 at Ellsworth, Maine, the daughter of Leonard Jarvis Garland and wife Azuba A. (Moore) Garland.
Her paternal grandparents were Josiah and Sarah "Sally" (Swett) Garland. Her maternal grandparents were Edward and Elizabeth B. (Maddocks) Moore.
The couple had, from what I could find online, four children, two sons and two daughters:
James Moore kept a sporadic diary. He had an entry in 1868, another in 1869, another in 1892 and then more or less consistently until his death in 1903. After that his daughter in law Vesta Estella (Garland) Moore, wife of James' son Winfield Scott Moore, took over the diary and kept it going for a while.
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I'm particularly looking for the parents of Sarah "Sally" Swett. Many sources list them as Joseph and Jemima (Wormwood) Swett, but there are differing dates, making me wonder if some sources have confused people with the same name. These people also occur in the family of Laura Ann (Garland) Moore.