Maine & Maritime Canada Genealogy

Researching Downeast Maine and Maritime Canada Families Together

Surnames Starting with J

Surnames starting with J:

Jameson, Alma Amanda, born 1876 in Carleton County, New Brunswick; m. John Franklin Bolster, born 1869 at Upper Wicklow, New Brunswick

Jameson, Annie W., born at Wilton, New Brunswick, in 1880; m. John A. Cumming of Ontario

Jameson, Charles Davis, born 1827 at Gorham, Maine; lived at Old Town, Maine; Civil War Brigadier General; died of camp fever in 1862 - his 1861 letter

Jarvis, Leonard Fitz-Edward, born 1819 at Surry, Maine; 1847 letter to him from George Hathaway at Addison Point, Maine

Jellison, Beth M; Tenants Harbor Maine; her 1905 graduation photo from Eastern State Normal School (includes Wallace Family, Machias & Milbridge)

Jellison, Frank N., lighthouse keeper at Tenants Harbor, Maine

Jellison, William Albert, b abt 1844 Maine; mentioned in Walt Whitman's journal and National Park Service article about soldier graffiti left at Aquia Church; contains photographs of William, his graffiti and an 1897 photo of the scar from his shell would at Rappahannock Station, in support of his pension claim.


Jennings, Harold William, b. 1900 at Leeds, Maine; m. Gladys Ruth French, b. 1897 at Jay, Maine

Jerrard, Sarah Gage, b Plymouth, 1832; m. Albert Crosby of Albion, Maine; noted woman's suffrage advocate; see her 1870s autograph album

Jewers, William L. and Isabel (Mitchell) of Nova Scotia and Eastport, Maine

Jewett, Harold Vernon, b. 1903, Calais Maine; m. Martha A. Boobar, b. 1914 Minnesota; campaign memento 

Johnson, George Crockett, b. 1832 at Portland, Maine; first chief engineer of Steamer Bay State - his photograph

Johnson, Horace Layton, born 1872 at Grand Lake, New Brunswick, Canada; m. Nettie Elizabeth Stickney of Brownville, Maine


Johnson, Oscar Shead, b. 1800, Perry, Maine; m. Elizabeth Hersey, b. 1799 at Perry, Maine

Johnson, Perez Hersey, b. 1827 Perry, Maine; m. Henrietta Bryant Patterson, b. 1832 Perry, Maine - 1855 book presented to Mrs. Henrietta Johnson by friend M. M. Johnson in 1855

Johnson, Peter of First Maine Heavy Artillery, his probably fatal encounter with a white shark

Johonnett, Aubrey H., born 1896 at Atkinson, Maine, where his father was pastoring; family from Palmyra, Maine; see 1905 postcard to Aubrey; shows Academy Street, Hartland, Maine

Jones, Emery (1827-1908), Freeport, Maine, figurehead carver - photograph of him in middle age

Jones, Mary B., or Mary Bunker - gem tintype, possibly the Mary of Eden, Maine; Rockland, Maine; and Castine, Maine

Jones, Oliver M. of Franklin County, Maine - 1872 letter while he was a student at Canton Point, Maine, to his mother and sister, then at Boston - they were at DIxfield, Maine and Canton, Maine in 1870.


Jones, Samuel, b. 1747 Dorchester, Massachusetts; m. Mary Richards, b. 1753, Weymouth, Massachusetts; they lived at Robbinston, Maine; d. Eastport, Maine


Jones, Sophia, b. 1792 Robbinston, Maine; m. Jesse Gleason, b. 1789 Framingham, Massachusetts; ran Gleason & Houghton, Eastport, Maine (1829 letter)

Jones, Vilona, b 1832 at Turner, Maine; m. Joseph Irish Marshall; she and son Alba Jones Marshall wrote 1866 letter from East Hebron, Maine, to Mrs. Richardson at Augusta, Maine

Jordan, Harriet Bliss of Thomaston, Maine; student at North Yarmouth Academy at North Yarmouth, Maine - her 1846-1847 autograph album

Jordan, Lydia E. Jordan, photos as a girl, by a Belfast, Maine, studio and a Portland, Maine, studio

Jordan, Octavia Masters, born 1850 at Bath, Maine - her 1869-1872 autograph album kept while at Thomaston, Maine, and aboard the bark Martha A. O'Neil


Jordan, Ora Spratt (autograph book presented to him by his father Louis Stuart Jordan at Christmas, 1883), b. 1882, possibly Otis, Maine; m. Amy Belle Stratton, b. 1892 at Hancock, Maine.

Jose, Laura A., b 1876 at Newport, Maine; m. Frank D. Fenderson

Jose, Theo L., (photos) b 1869 Newport, Maine; m. George M. Barrows; their son Lewis Orin Barrows was a Maine Governor (

Jose, Wallace Hight, b 1872 at Newport, Maine; m. Grace Dexter Manning

Joy, E. C.  - 1902 letter from Gene, the cook at the E. C. Joy logging camp at Lily Bay, Moosehead Lake, near Greenville, Maine.  

Joy, Elizabeth (Nason), born 1808 at Limington, Maine; m. Hiram Joy; Elizabeth's sad 1871 letter

Jumper, Anne Susan (1824-1881) of Minot, Maine - her diaries

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