Saturday, June 23, 2012

Judging Is Over

All I have to say is WOW!! There were some amazing Whoopie Pies and it truly was a hard decision with regards to the Traditional Whoopie Pie contest. There were two that stood out in the "Creative" category and I ainta' sayin' nuthin' till the fat chef 2:30. Hope many of you were out in the, albeit humid, sunshine in Dover today. People were everywhere, enjoying themselves and you can't find more people in one spot that genuinely want to be friends with strangers.
The only drawback(and I will give some of you bakers some advise) is that a good Whoopie Pie doesn't need fancy names or ingredients. If I had a choice to vote on a great tasting Black Forest Whoopie Pie or a Lemon Meringue with Vanilla Scented Creme Whoopie Pie that was just mediocre, guess which one the Yankee Chef(and the other judges) are going to vote the best?
So Kudos to all involved and all there hard work coming up with these deliciously decadent Maine treat.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Continuing with Excerpts from It's an Old New England Custom, 1946

Breakfast was not the same everywhere in New England. More fish, for example, was used along the seaboard than in the hinterland, but even on Cape Cod they had pie for breakfast, as is shown by the following bill of fare of the inhabitants of that region from a description of the town of Chatham printed in 1802.
"Food can so easily be procured, either on the shore or in the sea, that, with the profit which arises from their voyages, in which it must be confessed they labor very hard, the people are enabled to cover their tables well with provisions. A breakfast among the inhabitants, and even among those who are called the poorest, for there are none which may be called really poor, consists of tea or coffee, brown bread, generally with butter, sometimes without, salt or fresh fish, fried or broiled. A dinner affords one or more of the following dishes: roots and herbs; salted beef or pork boiled; fresh butcher's meat not more than twelve times a year; wild fowl frequently in the autumn and winter; fresh fish boiled or fried with pork; shell fish; salt fish boiled; Indian pudding; pork baked with beans. Tea or coffee also frequently constitutes part of the dinner. A supper consists of tea or coffee, and fish, as at breakfast; cheese, cakes made of flour, gingerbread, and pies of several sorts. This bill of fare will serve, with little variation, for all the fishing towns in the county. In many families there is no difference between breakfast and supper; cheese, cakes, and pies being common at the one as at the other."
Half a century later when Thoreau and his friend, Ellery Channing, visited Cape Cod, they put up one night with an old oysterman of Wellfleet, who in the morning provided them with substantially the same kind of breakfast. Thoreau's brief account of this meal is interesting and amusing.

"Before sunrise the next morning they let us out again, and I ran over to the beach to see the sun come out of the ocean. The old woman of eighty-four winters was already out in the cold morning wind, bareheaded, tripping about like a young girl, and driving up the cow to milk. She got the breakfast with dispatch, and without noise or bustle; and meanwhile the old man resumed his stories, standing before us, who were sitting, with his back to the chimney, and ejecting his tobacco-juice right and left into the fire behind him, without regard to the dishes that were there preparing. At breakfast we had eels, buttermilk cake, cold bread, green beans, doughnuts, and tea...I ate of the apple-sauce and the doughnuts, which I thought had sustained the least detriment from the old man's shots, but my companion refused the apple-sauce, and ate of the hot cake and green beans, which had appeared to me to occupy the safest part of the hearth. But on comparing notes afterward, I told him that the buttermilk cake was particularly exposed, and I saw how it suffered repeatedly, and therefore I avoided it; but he declared that, however that might be, he witnessed that the apple-sauce was seriously injured, and had therefore declined that."

After breakfast they filled their pockets with doughnuts, which the old oysterman was pleased to find they were called by the same name that he did, and, paying for their entertainment, took their departure. It was perhaps and over sight that they were not offered pie for breakfast, but at least they did have doughnuts, which still happily survive on many New England breakfast tables. The most remarkable thing about the meal was the manner if its preparation. In mid-nineteenth century it was cooked before an open fire.

The memorableness of a breakfast may depend on the circumstances in which it was eaten, or the food it consisted of, or both. A breakfast memorable on both counts was served to an English traveler named John Lambert in a Vermont farmhouse on the shore of Lake Champlain at the beginning of the last century(1800s-jjb). Lambert gives an account of it in his book, Travels in Lower Canada and North America in the Years 1806, and 1808, which was published in London in 1810. On his passage up the lake, Lambert was forced to land early in the morning, after a trying night on the water. Tired, cold, and hungry, he applied at a farmhouse for food. Here is the story of his reception.

A very old image of a fireplace crane used to hang large metal pots from.

"We were nearly two hours before we could get the vessel off the rocks. At length having succeeded, we coasted along the shore, until four o'clock in the morning, when we arrived in a small bay in the township of Shelburne, about sixty miles from St. John's, situated in the widest part of the lake. Here we went ashore at the first farmhouse, at a little distance from the bay. The door was only on the latch, and we entered; but the people were not yet up. Having awakened the master of the house, and told him our situation, he said we were welcome, and that he would get up immediately. In the meantime, we collected some wood, and, putting it upon the live embers in the fire place, soon made a large fire. This was a most comfortable relief, after the cold night we had passed on board our miserable sloop. We found that a considerable quantity of snow had fallen in this part of the lake, though we had not met any during the passage.

"The master of the house, with two of his sons, were soon up, and, having put the kettle on the fire, made preparation for breakfast. About six o'clock, his wife and daughters, two pretty little girls, came into the kitchen, where we were assembled, and in the course of half an hour we had the pleasure of sitting down to a substantial American breakfast, consisting of eggs, fried pork, beefsteaks, appletarts, pickles, cheese, cider, tea, and toast dipped in the melted butter and milk. We were surprised at seeing such a variety of eatables, as it was not a tavern; but the farmer was a man of property, and carried on the farming business to a considerable extent. He showed us a great number of cheeses of his own making; and, for churning butter, he had made a kind of half barrel, with a place for one of his young boys to sit astride as on horseback. This machine moving up and down answered the double purpose of a churn for making butter, and a rocking horse for his children.
"Having made an excellent breakfast, we inquired of our worthy host what we had to pay. He said he should be satisfied with a York shilling(about 7d. sterling); this however we considered too small a sum for the trouble we had given him and his family and the handsome manner in which he had entertained us; we therefore gave him a quarter of a dollar each, that being the tavern price for breakfast. We then took our leave, and went on board our vessel, equally pleased with the interested hospitality of the American farmer, as with the comfortable refreshment we had received at his house."

The oddest item in this Vermont breakfast is the cider, but at that time and for many years thereafter it was drunk at all times of the day in New England, and commonly at breakfast. In ordinary seasons it was worth about a dollar a barrel. It was usually drawn in a mug or bowl, and among farmers it was considered a breach of manners not to offer it to any casual visitor or traveler. It was intoxicating, but was seldom taken in quantities sufficient to intoxicate-at least, not at breakfast. President John Adams was in the habit of tossing off a quart tankard of hard cider before breakfast, and it did not seem to do him harm, as he lived to be ninety.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Moxie and the rest of the nation...

All about Moxie Soda: The Official Soft Drink of Maine

Moxie soda, the official soft drink of Maine, is the oldest soda continuously produced in the U.S.. It was originally a patent medicine that was created by Dr. Augustin Thompson in 1876. After a "successful" run as an elixir, the doctor modified the recipe a bit and introduced the "Moxie Nerve Food Beverage". It was billed on its' as "the only harmless nerve food that can recover paralysis, softening of the brain and loss of manhood". Exhaustion, imbecility and helplessness were also touted to be cured by drinking Moxie.

Dr. Thompson was born in Union, Maine on November 25, 1835. He belonged the the Union Army, ranking from private to Lieut. Colonel by the end of the Civil War. Afterwards, he enrolled in medical school and graduated from Hahneman Hospital in Philadelphia. he subsequently set up practice in Lowell, MA and was making patent medicines with all being very popular at the time he introduced Moxie.

The taste in its early years was bitter and medicinal, with some of its ingredients being oats, sassafras, wintergreen and (some say) cocaine. Even though the recipe has changed over the years(with sassafras being outlawed in the 60s)the same basic flavor still lingers after over 125 years.
The word Moxie means courage, guts, nerve. Hence all these adjectives(many contend)that are needed to try Moxie, the beverage. Regardless of the general agreeance of the tenacity it takes to drink this soda, it was America's most popular brand until the late 20s.

Maine is proud of their Moxie heritage, having Moxie Falls, Moxie Cave, Moxie Pond, Moxie plums and Moxie berries. Some contend the word moxie is of Indian origination, as Dr. Thompson contended. He marketed this elixir as being a secret Indian recipe.It is known that the Moxie berry was used by the Indians for medicinal purposes, so this wasn't far-fetched.

Advertising the brand Moxie would've been a tough sell for any professional, except Frank Archer.

Frank was a genius and was solely responsible for Moxie's popularity. The famous man pointing at you and telling you to drink Moxie from the can or bottle label of Moxie is said to be Frank and is one of the most successful advertising campaigns for any soft drink. Reminiscent of "Uncle Sam Needs You!". Franks eyes follow you wherever you go(try it--lean you're head to one side of the screen--weird, huh?). The most popular advertising campaigns started around 1886 with a giant replica of one of the bottles being loaded onto a wagon pulled by a team of horses. By 1899, it had evolved into the Moxie Bottle wagon, in which a horse pulled an 8' tall replica of a Moxie bottle. There was a door in the back of the bottle that a salesman could enter and dispense soda to customers. By this time, Moxie had become so popular that competitors had started copying the flavor, bottle shape, advertising campaigns and their name. In Canada, "Noxie" was being produced.

By 1905, Moxie started using automobiles to advertise. Did you know that many towns were thanking the Moxie company because they were the first to set up signs telling people how far to the next town. It wasn't long before Frank started touting Moxie as being the perfect beverage for "Safe Driving" or have "One for the Road". It was also said to be "New Englands Cure for Alcoholism". This idea was also stuck in Franks head because Moxieland, where Moxie was produced,. was once a brewery.

By 1915, the first Moxiemoble was created, also referred to as the Moxie Horsemobile because it consisted of an aut6omobile with a horse mounted to the back. Because it was dangerous to drive, being top heavy.

Frank hired the George Pierce Company to come up with a better, more stable automobile. Pierce took a Dort Speedster chassis and mounted a reinforced papier mache horse to the back, instead of a live horse.

That was the gimmick that worked. These vehicles lead many a towns parade and grabbing the public's attention wherever it went. Many Moxiemobiles were built over the years, using Buicks, LaSalles and even a Grand Silver rolls Royce. Out of all of the Moxiemobiles ever produced only one LaSalle still survives.

An early 20th century tip tray.

Moxie even handed out lollipops made from their recipe. along with posters, thermometers, murals and many other advertising mediums. Songs, popular songs, were written for the teenage crowd. Even though Pepsi got the honors of the first jingle, consider this. In 1904, Moxie hit it big with:

"Just make it Moxie for Mine"

and in 1921, a best seller-"Moxie One-Step song" and "Moxie Fox Trot Song."

In 1968, Moxie(in order to compete with other soft drink companies) made their famous tonic sweeter, which turned into a huge blunder for the company. It lost over 50% of its customers almost overnight, and seriously enraged the remaining percent. For one reason or another, it wasn't until 1980 that Moxie changed back to their original recipe, but by then many people just were not interested.
So with the history of Moxie in mind, here is a great tasting recipe for a southern dish made the Yankee Chef's way!

Take a Back Seat Coke! There's a new taste for barbecue that was here before you.

Real New England Slow Cooker Pulled Pork-Moxie Style

1 3-lb. boneless pork shoulder or sirloin roast
2 T. chili powder
1 1/2 t. salt
1 t. brown sugar
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 c. Moxie soda

Trim most of the fat from the pork if you like.Line 9 x 13-inch baking pan with foil and place pork in pan. In small bowl, combine chili powder, salt and brown sugar. Rub mixture over all sides of meat, pressing to adhere (if the meat is tied together with twine or netting, just rub the seasoning right over it). Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add pork and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Add broth and Moxie to skillet, scraping up any browned bits, then add broth mixture to slow cooker. Cover and cook until pork is very tender, 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high. Transfer meat to cutting board and let rest 10 to 15 minutes. Use two forks to shred meat into bite-sized pieces. don't even think about throwing away that delicious juice. Moisten and season with cooking juices to taste.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Excerpts from It's an Old New England Custom, 1946

To Have Pie for Breakfast

That fine old institution, the New England breakfast, is not what it was in the days when a man with an appetite could sit down to a table customarily laden with more good food than is now served at all meals of the day combined. Gone are the great juicy steaks, the red-hot chops, the vast platters of smoking ham and eggs, the hashed brown potatoes, and the steaming stacks of buckwheat cakes brought on in relays and eaten with maple syrup from your own back yard. All of the more substantial viands have been banished from the morning board, and with them into exile has gone that most exotic, and traditional of all new England breakfast table dishes-pie!

Pie formerly graced Mr. Everson's breakfast table at Concord in the days when New England was in bloom, as it also did that of Dr. Holmes, the amiable autocrat. poet, and professor of the breakfast table. Did he not say, "I will thank you to pass the pie, if you please?" Most New Englanders were too busy eating to do much talking at breakfast, but the consumption of a large wedge-shaped piece of pie did no more than put a temporary stop to the pleasant flow of Dr. Holmes's talk. At the Longfellow home in Cambridge,whenever a flake of pie crust fell into the beard of the author of "Excelsior," the poet's attention was called to its presence there by some member of the family remarking in the most casual and innocent way, "There's a gazelle in the garden." The remark was one which the Longfellows picked up from the wife of that splendidly bearded man, James T. Fields, the Boston publisher, whose literary breakfasts were noted for their distinguished company and blueberry cake.
In the Revolutionary period, when our forefathers got in some of their best work at the breakfast table, New England produced the biggest generals and other military officers in point of avoirdupois. This is shown by the following memorandum which was found int eh pocket book of an officer of the Massachusetts line.

August 19, 1783.

Weighed at the scales at West Point

General Washington..............................209 lbs.

General Knox....................................280

General Lincoln.................................224

General Huntington..............................132

General Greaton.................................166
Colonel Swift...................................219
Colonel Michael Jackson.........................252
Colonel Henry Jackson...........................238
Lieut.-colonel Ebenezer Huntington..............232
Lieut.-Colonel D, Cobb..........................186
Lieut.-Colonel D. Humphrey's....................291

what an eleven was here, and every man, with the exception of General Washington, was a New Englander! The combined weights of these officers, including the commander in chief, adds up to the impressive figure of 2,379 pounds. Subtracting General Washington's 209 pounds, leaves 2,170 pounds, or an average for the ten New Englanders of 217 pounds per man. The mighty General Knox, who weighted in at 280 pounds and was therefore the heaviest of these heavyweights, fought in all the principal battles of the Revolution and was our first Secretary of War. He loved good food but had the misfortune to die at an untimely age of a chicken bone in his throat. Difficult to explain is the diminutive General Huntington, weighting only 132 , who appears like a minnow among the whales. Evidently he was one of those unfortunate persons born without a tooth for pie, a man with no appetite for breakfast except in its most attenuated modern form.

Old tavern bills are often interesting as social documents because of the light they throw on the customs, habits, and manners of the people of bygone times. Take, for instance, the following bill which was paid by the Second Congregational Church of Hartford in 1784. A new minister was settled on the church that year, and the bill represents the cost to the parish of the ordination.l It was a solemn occasion, but it was not without its cheerful side, as is evident from the items in the bill.
It is plain from this bill that three of the ministers came to town the day before, probably arriving in the evening, since there was no charge for supper, though they may have arrived earlier and been privately entertained that evening. In any case, before retiring at the inn, each had a nightcap, two of them drinking a mug of toddy apiece, the third a bottle of wine, and between them they smoked five cigars costing one shilling tuppence each.

The South Society in Hartford, to Israel Seymour, Dr.


May 4th to keeping ministers, Pounds Shillings Pence

2 mugs toddy 0 2 4
5 segars 0 5 10
1 pint of wine 0 3 0
3 lodgings 0 0 9

May 5th to keeping ministers, etc.

3 breakfasts 0 3 6
3 bitters 0 0 9
15 boles punch 1 10 0
24 dinners 1 16 0
11 bottles wine 3 6 0
5 mugs flip 0 5 10
3 boles punch 0 6 0
3 boles toddy 0 3 6

Received by me, Israel Seymour

The cigars seem rather an extravagance at that price, particularly when it is remembered that native cigars made by the wives of Connecticut Valley farmers sold them for only a penny each and were usually free to guests at inns. But as these local cigars were admittedly pretty rank, the godly gentlemen cannot perhaps be lamed for ordering the best the house afforded in the way of the imported article from Havana. Ordinations, moreover, were times of abundant hospitality, with everything on the parish, at least so far as the visiting clergy were concerned. The beds were cheap at threepence each, and the charge for the three bitters taken before breakfast and for the meal itself was not excessive. That the breakfast was a substantial one many be deduced from the fact that is cost only a few pence less than the dinner. From the other items it is reasonable to conclude that the reverent companions became quite tipsy, but there was nothing unusual in this. It was one of the quaint customs of the time.


From the Evening Journal of Lewiston, Maine 21 Jan. 1870. This newspaper ran from 186901972 in Maine. This is a list of overweight men as listed in this newspaper, kinda humorous considering most of these weights are commonplace now.

Name Born Height WT# Birth Place occupa' resident

ADDITION Isaiah B 10 Nov. 1823 6' 205# Leeds farmer South Leeds
ADDITON John Calvin 11 June 1814 5'11" 200# Greene real estate agent Auburn
ALDEN O F 1841 6'1" 203# Livermore mason E Livermore
ALEXANDER James 1819 5'9.5" 218# stable keeper Brunswick
ALLEN Benjamin 17 Mar 1797 5'8" 210# Greene farmer Greene
ALLEN Melvin A 26 Apr 1835 6'4.5" 223# Hebron farmer Buckfield
ANDERSON Samuel Dr 9 Mar 1807 5'8.5" 225# Deering, NH physician Bath
ANDREWS William 30 July 1819 5'10.5" 210# Turner machinist Lisbon
BAILEY Samuel 6 Mar 1793 5'8" 232# Minot farmer Minot
BAKER F H 1842 6' 215# soap manufacturer Gardiner
BANGS John 1840 5' 11" 210# Webster blacksmith Webster
BARRON James 1830 5'10.5" 251# clerk Topsham
BARROWS J H 1831 6' 238# physician Gardiner
BARTER Daniel Pike 1800 5'10" 222# Auburn wood cutter .
BARTER Daniel P 1800 5'10.5" 222# Gilmanton VT - -
BATCHELDER H A 1834 5'11.5" 222# . mechanic Waterville
BEALS Rufus . . . Turner . .
BEAN F W 1822 6'2" 233# farmer Augusta
BEAN Nathan ? . . . . Auburn
BERRY Osborn R 12 Feb. 1838 6'2" 218# Denmark blacksmith Lewiston
BESSEY C K 1817 6'2" 205# farmer Wayne
BICKFORD Seth H 6 May 1829 5'9" 200# Lewiston farmer & butcher Lisbon
BICKNELL D B 1842 6'2" 212# Buckfield farmer Poland
BICKNELL Hosea 18 May 1803 5'7" 204# Hebron carriage maker Lewiston
BISSELL W E 1830 6' 207# Auburn
BLACK Alvah 1818 6' 228# lawyer Paris
BLAKE Oliver 1804 5'10" 210# Gorham laborer Lewiston
died 16 Sept 1885
age 65y 3 m . 250# Lewiston . .
BONNEY C B 1833 6'1" 221# Peru farmer Turner
BOOTHBY Roswell C 16 Jan 1840 209# Leeds milling E Livermore
BOWIE Royal 13 Dec 1840 5'8" 202# Durham farmer Durham
BOWLES Freederick 1833
died 24 Mar 1901 ? 5'9" 204# Livermore farmer Livermore
BRACKETT George 1813 5'9.5" 347.5# North Hermon
BRADBURY Charles Augustus 15 June 1842 210# Greene
(Auburn)* farmer Greene
BRADBURY E A 1843 6'1.5" 210# Auburn . .
BRADFORD Lewis ? . . . . Auburn
BRADLEY Charles . . . . Lewiston
BRIDHAM _________ . . . . . Lewiston
BRIGGS H W 1829 5'11" 201# Livermore farmer Livermore
BROOKS B ? . . . . Auburn
BROWN E Wood 1830 5'11" 262# Poland farmer Minot
BROWN Edward 1808 5'10" 223# Turner farmer Turner
BRYANT Hiram 1817
died 1 Aug 1878 5'11" 208# Turner farmer Turner
BUCK Ambrose 1822 . . . stable keeper Lewiston
BURGESS Stephen James 1829
(died 26 Jan. 1893) 5'9.5" 200# Fairfield merchant E Livermore
BURNS G G 1834 6' 220# truckman Augusta
BUTLER Francis Gould 31 Mar. 1812 6'1" 245# farmer Farmington
CARR I A 1831 5'11" 204# farmer Readfield
CHAMBERLIN William 1834 6'1.5" 211# Auburn insurance agent Auburn
CHISAM Harvey 1810 5'11" 265# . merchant Augusta
CLARK Amos Jr 1814 5'10" 210# Greene farmer Greene
CLARK Philo 1805 6' 200# Minot farmer & Miller Turner
COBB Jonathan Levett Haskell 5 Aug 1824 5'9" 204# Lewiston manufacturer Lewiston
COBB Zenas
(father of J. L. H. Cobb) Poland
COLE John W 1825 5'9" 210# Poland painter Poland
COLE Levi T 1829 5'9" 206# Poland shoemaker Poland
COLE Osgood 1833 5'11" 247# Poland shoemaker Poland
COLLINS Benjamin 1823 6' 229# Monson policeman Lewiston
COOMBS J D 1837 5'10" 205# Bowdoin carpenter Lisbon
COOMBS Thomas 25 Jan 1801 6' 215# Brunswick farmer
mechanic Durham
COOMBS William Dunham 21 Jan 1830 5'9.5" 205# Lisbon trader Lisbon
COWINNG William H 1810 5'10" 220# Gardiner depot master Lisbon
COX Thomas J 1807 6' 225# merchant Dixfield
CRAFT Martin 1800 6' 220# West Auburn shoemaker Auburn
CRAM Ganzelo 1820 5'11" 203# East Livermore farmer East Livermore
CROCKER Joseph 1813 6'2" 234# Minot Minot
CUNNINGHAM George 1837 4'9" 217# Vermont laborer Lewiston
CURTIS Albert 1808 5'11" 230# farmer Brunswick
CURTIS Luther 1821 5'10" 210# insurance agent New Sharon
DAGGETT John Carroll 29 Jul 1833 5'11" 210# Greene farmer Greene
DARRAH Warren C 5'9" 205# . . Lewiston
DAVIS Eliphalet 1807 6'1" 231# Poland farmer Poland
DAVIS Joseph 1807
died 28 March 1873 6' 206# Durham farmer Durham
DAVISJoseph F 1828 5'8" 203# Lewiston butcher Lewiston
DAVIS Joseph W . . . . . Auburn
DAVIS Mansfield . . . . . Auburn
DAVIS Nathaniel E 1826 5'8" 213# Lewiston farmer Lewiston
DEARBORN T W 1820 6' 248# wood dealer Monmouth
DEERING Charles W 1836 5'10" 227# stable keeper Bath
DENNETT Nathaniel 1810 5'10" 240# Bowdoin farmer Webster
DEXTER R . . . . . Auburn
DIXON Harmon 1815 5'11" 228# Wales stone cutter Lewiston
DOUGLASS O G 1837 6'3" 207# Bowdoinham trader
City Marshall Lewiston
DOUGLASS Waitsill Webber 1 Nov 1818 5'9.5" 210# Durham house carpenter Wales
DURGIN Jos . . . . watchman Augusta
DRAKE Charles 208# Auburn cigar maker Lewiston
DRESSER Lucius 1814 5'10" Turner farmer & currier Turner
DRESSER Randall 1841 6' 208# Lovell store clerk Lewiston
DUNBAR Josiah 1819 5'11" 245# Bridgewater Minot
DUNHAM Lucius C Aug 1840 6' 205# Leeds baker Lewiston
DUNN John S 1825 6'2" 220# Poland farmer Poland
DURELL Charles Franklin 22 Apr 1834 5'11" 207# Portland merchant Oxford
DURGIN Jos Poland
DYER Moses 1 Oct 1809 5"8" 216# Durham shoemaker Turner
EATON Ebenezer G. Rev 1807
died 13 Aug 1883 200# Greene
EATON John 1815 5'10" 260# Auburn farmer Webster
EMERSON Andrew . . . . farmer Litchfield
EMERSON O S . . . . . Auburn
EMERSON S G 1845 6'3" 205# Litchfield
EMERSON Samuel . . . . . Auburn
EMERY Charles 1828 6'5" 206# boot & shoe dealer Lewiston
FAIRBANKS Jonathan 1812 6'1" 220# Harrison clergyman Livermore
FARR C John 1818 farmer Lewiston
FAUGHT Columbus K. 1832 6'1.5" 210# Policeman Lewiston
FIELD Robert 30 Jan 1835 . . . . Lewiston
FLAGG Charles 1824 5'11" 205# brickmaker Auburn
FOGG Nathan Lewiston
FORD Marshall 4 Sept 1807 5'10.5" 220# Readfield carpenter Lewiston
FOSS B B . . . . . Auburn
FOSS James O . . . . . Auburn
FRANK Z J 1834 6'1" 223# Poland trader Poland
FRENCH Justus Turner
FULLER Joel 1789 6' 220# farmer E Livermore
GERRY J S Poland
GILBERT Marselle 1849 5'10" 205# Leeds farmer Greene
GILSON Archelaus T 1846 6'6.5" 230# Poland farmer Poland
GIVEN Joseph 1838 6' 207# Wales farmer Wales
GODDARD Isaac Lewiston
GOODWIN Gee O 1847 6' 205# Minot ME shoemaker Minot
GOULD Oliver 1817 5'10" 201# wholesale grocer Augusta
GRAY Hartley 18?? 6'1" 215# Embden farmer E Livermore
GREENLEAF Eugene D 1835 6' 201# Boston MA manufacturer Webster
GROSS Daniel 1802 6'1" 254# Danville pork packer Auburn
GULLE A G 1842 6'1" 210# Augusta farmer E Livermore
HAM Jacob Barker 24 Mar 1824 6' 212# Lewiston trader Lewiston
HAM Worcester 1824 5' 11" 202# Wales farmer Wales
HAMLIN Charles Henry 27 May 1810 5'10" 240# Augusta drygoods merchant Augusta
HAMMOND William 1840 6' 201# engineer Brunswick
HANNAFORD C C 1811 5'11" 200# New Gloucester farmer Lisbon
HANSON Levi C/G 1823 5'7" 215# Westbrook lumberman Lisbon
HARDY Sylvia Miss 1825 6'10.5" 366# Wilton Wilton
HARTWELL George G 1815 5'10" 207# Auburn artist
sign painter Lewiston
HARTWELL I N 1818 5'9.5" 205# merchant Augusta
HARVEY D 1835 5'10" 260# manufacturer Bath
HAVEN A G 1851 6' 363# Chelsea MA
HAYFORD Sumner 1818 5'11" farmer Hartford
HEATH S E 1833 5'11" 230# Litchfield
HIGGINS Mijah 1816 6'2" 219# steam work Lewiston
HILTON William F 10 Aug 1819 6' 226# Winthrop butcher Lewiston
HINDS E G 1824 6' 220# Livermore farmer Livermore
HINES Gilbert 1801 6' 201# Livermore landlord Livermore
HINKLEY Andrew 1831 5'11" 205# Lisbon cattle broker & butcher Lewiston
HODGES Daniel 1807 5'10" 214# Belgrade gentleman Lewiston
HOLMES Thomas 1826 5'11" 200# Litchfield
HOOD Otis Jr 1837 5'8" 221# Turner shoemaker Turner
HOWARD Everett 1821 '9" 238# farmer Augusta
HUBBARD John 1819 6'1" 207# farmer Fayette
HURTS James F 1817 5'9" 205# England manufacturer Webster
HUTCHENS G A 1833 6'6.5" 207# Minot shoemaker Auburn
HUTCHINSON Dexter 1816 6' 212# Litchfield farmer Wales
HUTCHINSON Edward 1820 5'8.5" 230# Buckfield shoemaker Auburn
HYDE Henry 210# laborer E Livermore
JILLSON A T 1846 6'5.25" 230# Otisfield
JERRIS Peter 1831 barber Lewiston
JONES Barnum 210# Lewiston
JORDAN Albion 1838 5'11" 200# Webster farmer Webster
JORDAN Isaac 1824 5'11" 202# Lewiston clerk Lewiston
KEEN Benjamin 4 Nov 1814 6' 233# Turner lumberman Turner
KEEN Edward 21 Oct 1806 6' 208# Turner farmer Turner
KEEN Hanover 1801 6' 236# Turner farmer Turner
KEEN Jacob 1791 6'2" 223# Turner retired Turner
KEEN John 19 Feb 1817 6'6" 227# Turner joiner Turner
KEENE Lincoln 1807 farmer Auburn
KELLY Major 1822 5'10" 210# manufacturer Washington Plt
KING S H 1825 6'2" 236# tanner & currier Monmouth
KINSLEY Lyman 1838 230# Auburn
KINSLEY Simeon 1832 6'1.5" 203# Auburn
KNEELAND S R 5'11" 202# Lewiston
KNIGHT Enoch ?? 6'3"
KNOWLTON Daniel 1814 5'10" 254# Minot farmer Auburn
KNOWLTON Harrison Auburn
KNOWLTON Hosea Minot
LAMB Russell 1816 225# blacksmith Lewiston
LANE Alden 1810 5'9" 215# landlord E Livermore
LANE Jonathan Auburn
LAPHAM William B 21 Aug 1828 5'11" 208# Woodstock physician Woodstock
LARKIN Michael 1809 5'10" 230# Ireland tailor E Livermore
LEACH H B 1825 6' 225# Canton farmer Livermore
LEACH ________ 210# Lewiston
LEADBETTER Horace 1818
(28 Nov. 1813) 6' 278# Leeds farmer South Leeds
LEARD Hezekiah 1787 5'10" 314# Augusta
LIBBY Conelius 1814 6' 200# Scarboro' farmer Wales
LITCHFIELD H 1825 5'10" ?? calker Bath
LITTLEFIELD M J 1821 6' 215# Cornish pumpmaker Minot
The President of
the Fatman Society (born 1794- died 1873) . . Minot? . Auburn
LITTLEFIELD J W 1825 6'4" 221# machinist Augusta
LITTLEFIELD Joshua (? died 22 Mar. 1887 ae 90y 8m) ? Minot Auburn
LITTLEFIELD Lewis ( died 13 Sept 1884 ae 64-3-19) Minot? Auburn
LOMBARD Hardin 1817 6' 250# Wales farmer Wales
LOMBARD I C 1829 6'1" 242# Auburn
LOMBARD Luther L Capt 1813
died 12 May 1880
78y 3m 26d 6' 220# Wales shipmaster Webster
LONGFELLOW A B 1824 6' 207# merchant Augusta
LUDDEN Manderville T 17 Feb 1830 attorney at law Lewiston
LYDSTON William 1825 5'10.5" 215# Bowdoin Street
commissioner Lewiston
LYFORD Jesse B 1820
died 31 Aug 1895 East Livermore Maine State Senator Lewiston
MACK Orville F 1830 5'11" 235# traveling salesman Charlestown MA
MAHONY _________ Lewiston
MAINS William 22 Nov 1839 5'11" 223# Webster machinist Lisbon
MARR Elbridge Gerry 11 Jan 1811 214# farmer Litchfield
MARR Henry Col. 1802
(died 12 May 1880
age 78y 3m 26d) 5'11" 205# Wales farmer Wales
MARR Winter 31 Mar 1815 5'9" 223# Lisbon farmer Lisbon
MARTIN I N 1828 6' 212# engineer Portland
MAY Samuel Ellery 3 Dec 1832 5'10" 200# Winthrop broker Lewiston
MAYBURY N 1829 6' 251# Casco farmer Turner
McCLUM _________ Lewiston
McGILLICUDDY Patrick 1821 5'11" 220# Ireland shoe maufact'r & farmer Lewiston
MERRILL William I 1844 6' 200# Lewiston farmer Lisbon
MERROW Aaron 11 July 1806 5'11" 213# Minot farmer Poland
MERROW Eliphalet 19 Jan 1815 farmer Auburn
MERROW Lewis Thorton 15 Sept 1808 carpenter Auburn
MILLETT A R 1827 5'10.5" Auburn doctor E Livermore
MITCHELL A C 1821 5'11" 200# Yarmouth policeman Lewiston
MITCHELL Naham 1803 6' 200# Turner farmer Turner
MORRISON Cyrus 1817 6'3" 202# E Livermore farmer E Livermore
MORRISON John B 1821 6' 260# farmer Farmington
MORSE Richard D 1828 6' 205# Livermore blacksmith Livermore
MOULTON Jona. 22 Apr 1823
died 7 Nov. 1887 5'8" 227# merchant Wayne
MOWER Lemuel 1795 5'8" 205# Greene farmer Greene
NASON Benjamin W 1819 5'8" 205# Windham farmer Durham
NEAL S F 206# doctor E Livermore
NICHOLAS Henry N 1833 5'10" 213# E Livermore farmer E Livermore
NILES Joseph 22 Jan 1822 5'10" 205# Webster harnessmaker Webster
NOBLE Eleazer R father of
Mayor Frank Noble 205# Lewiston
NORRIS F D 1837 5'10.5" 202# West Peru farmer E Livermore
NUTTING Aaron 17 Apr. 1826 3'2" 92# Lisbon Watchmaker
Town Clerk Lisbon
has a brother as small as he is"
This would have to be
(born in 1819)
(born 1817) 4'4" 92#
OAKES Sylvester 1820 5'5" 210# Temple doctor Auburn
ORMSBY D V B 1819 6'2" 261# insurance agent Farmington
ORR H C 1828 6' 248# master mariner Harpswell
O'SULLIVAN C 4'2" 112# Ireland Lewiston
O'SULLIVAN Cornelius 1837 3'8" 110# Ireland Lewiston
PARKER Frederick B. 6 Jan 1842 5'11" 203# Greene farmer Greene
PARKER Ingerson 8 Oct. 1808 5'10" 201# Greene farmer Greene
PARSONS Joshua 1797 5'8" 205# Minot
PATCH David 1828 5'9.5" 244# Portland trader Minot
PATTERSON Joseph W 2 July 1809 5'10" 220# trader Augusta
PENLEY Seward Auburn
PENLY Enoch ?? Auburn
PHETTEPLACE D 210# Lewiston
PHILLIPS Washington 6' 235# Turner Lewiston
PHIPPS P A G W 1825 5'11" 208# farmer Chatham NH
PIERCE Charles A 1842 6'1" 208# Poland paper maker Minot
PIERCE Nathaniel 1821 6'10" 226# gentlemen E Livermore
PITTS Almon 1813 6' 200# Livermore carpenter Livermore
PRATT Elisha 1815 5'11" 203# Turner farmer Turner
PRATT J F 1831 5'10" 215# physician New Sharon
PRAY A C 1837 5'9" 202# Livermore farmer Livermore
PUMPILLY I B ?? Auburn
PUMPILLY Samuel Capt. ?
(see page 41) Auburn
PULLEN Kneelan B 1824 241# Waterville trader Lewiston
RECORD S T 1828 5'9" 225# Hebron policeman Lewiston
RICHARDSON V M 1816 5'8" 208# trader Jay
RICHARDSON W T 225# millman Lewiston
RICKER George H 1852 5'10" 220# Poland produce broker Poland
RICKER ______ 1800 5'11" 240# Berwick farmer Webster
ROBBINS John M 10 Nov. 1824 5'10" 205# Greene cattle broker Greene
ROBERTSON G A 1841 5'11" Augusta
ROGERS Charles 1792
died 12 Mar 1870 5'11.75" 245# Windham farmer Lisbon
ROSE Charles B 200# clergyman Greene
ROSE Cyrus 1818
died 27 Sept 1902 6' 201# Livermore farmer Livermore
ROSE Harrison 3 Nov. 1815 200# Greene farmer Greene
ROUNDS William H 19 July 1832 5'10" 225# Danville trader Minot
RUSSELL Stephen A 1834 5'11" 225# jeweller Augusta
SANBORN James S (died 30 Aug 1919) 244# merchant Lewiston
SAUNDERS John E 1844
died 1 Jan 1919 5'10" 215# Norway blacksmith Poland
SCABERLING Jacob 1808 5'11" 251# Hamburg
Germany farmer Minot
SCRUTON Fred 200# Lewiston
SEVERY J T 1815 6'3" 240# hotel keeper Dixfield
SEVERY John Lewiston
SIAS Horace 1844 6'2" 215# carpenter Jay
SIMPSON ________ Lewiston
SMALL Enoch (died 1 Mar 1878) Auburn
SMALL Isaac 1794 6' 2" 203# Wales farmer Wales
SMALL N Auburn
SMALL Willard 1837 6'3.5" 225# Levant insurance agent Auburn
SMITH Caleb C 21 Oct 1818 6'2" 220# Lisbon miller Lisbon
SMITH Dexter 1819 225# Litchfield
SOULE Summer 1830 5'9" 203# Livermore boot/shoe manuf Livermore
SPRINGER Joseph 1807 5'9.5" 210# marble worker Augusta
STINSON Bradley V 1822 6' 220# farmer Richmond
STRICKLAND Lee Colonel 14 July 1806
(see page 38)
died in the fall of 1873 5'10" 205# Livermore farmer Livermore
SWETT Eben 1801 5'8.5" 230# butcher Brunswick
TALBOT G E 1822 5'11" 220# Turner farmer Turner
TARBOX Plummer Chase b 25 Mar 1827 6' 245# New Gloucester trader Lewiston
THOMPSON Abel 23 Feb 1818 5'10.5" 215# Bowdoin blacksmith Lisbon
THOMPSON John D 1847 5'11" 201# Lisbon farmer Lisbon
THOMPSON John S 1795 6'1" 205# Biddeford farmer Lisbon
THORNE Aaron D died 7 Dec 1897 Lewiston
THORNE Benjamin W died 24 May 1905 Lewiston
THORN Edmund Lane 1804 233# telegraph operator Bowdoinham
TOWNSEND Elisha Turner
TRACY Caleb B died 19 March 1870 Lewiston
TREAT Ezekiel 1807
died 25 June 1879 5'10" 233# Wales merchant E Livermore
TRUE E 1829 6' 213# Wayne farmer E Livermore
TUCKER D S 1820 6' 227# New Sharon
TURNER George W 1826 5'10" 212# Turner farmer Turner
TURNER Otis 1840 6' 201# telegraph operator Augusta
TYLER J G 1815 6' 212# Pownal farmer & marketman Durham
VARNEY John 1817
died 1 May 1892 6' 200# Durham blacksmith Durham
VERRELL Daniel L 1841
died 3 May 1897 5'11.5" 200# Windham shoemaker Auburn
WALKER Charles 16 Sept 1837 5'8" 230# Rumford trader Lewiston
WALKER Nathan 5 Aug 1816 6' 210# Paris farmer Poland
WHITE Charles L 1815 5'11" 201# granite worker Augusta
WHITE Gancelo 29 Jan 1819 6'2.5" 210# E. Winthrop farmer E Winthrop
WHITEHOUSE B W 291# S Vassalboro
WHITEHOUSE O C 1819 5'10" 244# dry goods merchant Augusta
WHITEHOUSE P W 1826 6'5" 285# farmer Augusta
WHITMAN Franklin 1827
died 21 June 1885 5'7" 210# Turner farmer Turner
WILCOX J E 219# Lewiston
WILLIAMS Oscar 1836 5'9" 227# conductor Bath
WILLIAMS William G 11 Aug 1820 5'10" 225# Litchfield Runs Carding Mill Litchfield
WING Harrison Benjamin 1 Mar 1834 6'1.5" 285# locomotive
Engineer Fayette
WING L M 1829 6' 201# Livermore farmer Livermore
WING Salmon Alden 15 Jul 1813 5'10" 225# Leeds farmer South Leeds
WING Walter W 1812 6' 205# Livermore farmer Livermore
WING William 13 Jan 1829 6' 202# Leeds farmer South Leeds
WITHAM William 1801 5'10.5" 246# Minot farmer Minot
WOOD W Horatio . 6'.5" 203# . farmer E Livermore
YOUNG E H 1837 . 205# . railroad man Augusta