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Garcelon family collection (M281)

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Title:
Garcelon family collection
Creator - Collector:
Gault, Robert D.
ID:
M281
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1822-1886
Date [inclusive]:
1815-1971, undated
Extent:
0.3 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
This collection, compiled by Robert D. Gault in 1997, documents the family history and genealogy of the Garcelon family and closely related families such as the Ames and Chase families, chiefly from Lewsiton, Lisbon, and Harpswell, Maine.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Garcelon Family Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

The Garcelon family originated from France before moving to the United States in 1752. The family of French Huguenots remained mostly in the Lewiston, Maine area.

Pierre Garcelon, was born in 1685. Before moving to London, Pierre served as Rector of St. Pierre du Bois on the Island of Guernsey from 1725 to 1772.

James Garcelon became the first Gercelon resident of Maine when he arrived in Lewiston in 1752. He made the journey from France as a cabin boy aboard a ship.

Alonzo Garcelon graduated from Bowdoin College in 1836 and then proceeded to go to the Medical College of Ohio. He served as the the surgeon general of Maine during the civil war and, in 1871, was elected governor of Maine.

Mark Garcelon was born in 1793 and died in 1850. Mark married Jane Ames.

His brother, Washington Garcelon, was born in 1809 and died in 1849. He lived in Harpswell, Maine.

Octavia Garcelon was born in 1865 and died in 1893. She lived in Lewiston, Maine.

This collection, compiled by Robert D. Gault in 1997, documents the family history and genealogy of the Garcelon family and closely related families such as the Ames and Chase families, chiefly from Lewsiton, Lisbon, and Harpswell, Maine. Letters, estate inventories, deeds, business records, genealogical notes, marriage certificates, photographs, and news clippings are included. Various members of the Garcelon family are also spotlighted, including Washington Garcelon, Mark Garcelon, Octavia Garcelon, Reverend Pierre Garcelon, and Dr. Alonza Garcelon. There is also a small cache of Civil War documents, especially letters pertaining to Julius M. Swain and his regiment.

Ames Family Documents, undated

Box 1 Folder 1

Chase Family Geneology and Marriage Certificates, undated

Box 1 Folder 2

Cider Mill Book Records, 19 Apr 1822

Box 1 Folder 3

Washington Garcelon to Peleg Curtis Correspondence, Jun 1844-Jul 1846

Box 1 Folder 4

Dr. Alonzo Garcelon Documents, 1835-1838

Box 1 Folder 5

Mark Garcelon Documents and Correspondence, 1815-1847

Box 1 Folder 6

Octavia Garcelon Documents and Correspondence, 1838-1915

Box 1 Folder 7

Reverend Pierre Garcelon Documents, 1875-1876

Box 1 Folder 8

Washington Garcelon and Mark Garcelon Correspondence, Oct 1826- Mar 1866

Box 1 Folder 9

William Frye Garcelon Memoirs and Documents, undated

Box 1 Folder 10

Garcelon Correspondence to Mrs. Grace Price, Oct 1895-Jan 1971

Box 1 Folder 11

Civil War Documents and Correspondence pertaining to Julius M. Swain, 1821-1898

Box 1 Folder 12

Lewiston Journal Newspaper Clippings, 1855-1962

Box 1 Folder 13

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 1 Folder 14

Family Photographs

Box 1 Folder 15
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