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Genealogy of the Blethen Family Alden Joseph Blethen

Genealogy of the Blethen Family

Alden Joseph Blethen

Published June 4th 2009
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112 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...W. Phipps remembersMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...W. Phipps remembers seeing his great uncle, Joseph Blethen, in Knox, Me. Knox adjoins Thorndike, where Joseph lived. In 1841 Mrs. Wealthy (Warren) Brock was fatally ill with consumption and Joseph fre quently came to the house with delicacies and medicines to alleviate the sufferings of his niece, the daughter of his sister Elizabeth. David was only four years old- but he still retains the impression of his great uncle as a tall, slim man in long, gray coat and broad-brimmed hat- and of his thee and thou after the mode of expression in the Bible- the same way that Grandma Elizabeth Warren spoke- and their pronunciation of put--they sounded the letter u like u in hut. In later years when Davids mother (then married the second time), Mrs. Phebe P. Bucklin, lived in Belfast, Maine, her uncle Joseph made occasional visits, on his trips to town, and David remembers about Uncle Josephs speaking of his farm being a part of a land grant to Gen. Knox, after the Revolutionary War. Joseph said he went to work on the land to get from it the means of paying for it- but before he had accomplished the task he came to the conclusion that it would have been easier done by working out than by trying to extract the cash from the wild woodland. Joseph at one time was a representative of Maine in the General Court (Legislature) of Massachusetts. It will be remembered that until 1820 Maine was a part of Massachusetts territory. David remembers that on one of Josephs visits to the Bucklin home, he told of his re-conversion from materialism to a belief in life after death. This was after Spirit rappings were taking place, and Joseph had had such convincing...