History of Gorham, Me

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Smith & Sale, printers, 1902 - Gorham (Me.) - 860 pages
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Col Edmund Phinney, one of the founders of Gorham, was my 7th great grandfather. I find this book a fascinating and valuable addition to my study of the Rand family history. Edmunds granddaughter, Patience Carsley-my 5th great grandmother- married Philemon Rand in 1796 in Gorham, Me.
Samuel C. Rand
34 Pineview Lake Circle
Ormond Beach, FL

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Page 114 - For it was not an enemy that reproached me ; Then I could have borne it : Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me ; Then I would have hid myself from him : But it was thou, a man mine equal, My guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked unto the house of God in company.
Page 192 - Then if any man shall say unto you. Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Page 224 - ... that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the Church and Commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors, — "It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 337 - Master's goods, nor lend them unlawfully to any. He shall not commit fornication, nor contract matrimony within the said term. At cards, dice, or any other unlawful game he shall not play, whereby his said Master may have damage.
Page 103 - Winslow; and that the inhabitants thereof be and hereby are invested with all the powers, privileges and immunities which the inhabitants of any of the towns within this province, respectively do, or by law ought to enjoy.
Page 14 - This was at a time when there was nothing visible done in any part of the colony to occasion such noises. But that which most of all astonished them was the flying of bullets, which came singing over their heads and seemed very near to them; after which, the sound of drums passing along westward was very audible. And on the same day in Plymouth Colony in several places invisible troops of horses were heard riding to and fro.
Page 114 - Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Page 109 - ... to state the rights of the colonists, and of this province in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects ; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world, as the sense of this town, with the infringements and violations thereof that have been, or from time to time may be, made ; also requesting of each town a free communication of their sentiments on this subject.
Page 261 - I am a stranger and a sojourner with you : give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

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