Fair Cat­tle

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

Its fair time around the Town­ships. This photo fits the sea­son. Per­haps a reader can iden­tify the men in the photo and when and where it was taken. Only one fel­low looks fami­lar. Please help.

Dave Lepitre at the print­ing shop 819-876-5755 days or 819 876-2145

Iwas given your name by my sec­ond cousin, Dorothy Blake, of Beebe. I have been work­ing on An­ces­try.com in or­der to trace my ma­ter­nal fam­ily roots. My great grand­mother, Lena BELK­NAP, was born in 1881, ac­cord­ing to the fam­ily bi­ble I have. Her sup­posed par­ents, An­drew Mitchell BELK­NAP and Cyn­thia (nee CHAP­MAN) BELK­NAP (both born about 1817) had eight chil­dren, be­gin­ning in 1841 up to 1863. The ninth child listed is Har­riet Kathaleen BELK­NAP, born 2/23/1887. Ob­vi­ously, they were too old to have this child. On one cen­sus, "Lena" is listed as be­ing "adopted". I have been un­able to find any birth cer­tifi­cate, or any other in­for­ma­tion about Lena, with the ex­cep­tion of mar­riage and death records. She mar­ried Ge­orge E. BUCK­LAND who died in his 40s. Then she mar­ried Ed­win PET­TINGILL. She lists two dif­fer­ent moth­ers on her mar­riage li­censes. Do you have any knowl­edge or in­for­ma­tion about some kind of or­phan­age that may have been in ex­is­tence around 1887 in that area? Cindy Win­ter, Bonita Springs, Florida levin­golfers@gmail.com

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