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tid bit of info on Heairl's or Earle's from Buxton, York Co., Maine
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****3873) Date: February 02, 2003 at 11:43:22
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The following info is from a very old publication called A Report of the Proceedures at the Celebration of the First Centennial Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Buxton, Maine
held at Buxton, Aug. 14, 1872.
By J. M. Marshall printed in Portland, Maine by Dresser, McLellan and Co., in 1874.

from page 145
Joshua Kimball married May 21, 1789 Abigail HEAIRL or Earle daughter of Joshua Earl or HEAIRL* who mov4ed from Beech Plain Rd. to Hollis.
Joshua Kimball lived for a time in a house which stodd on the westerly side of the brook between his brother John's house and Joshua EARL's house and on the southerly side of the road. ..... (blah blah blah).... Joshua EARL married Sarah Bradbury, a sister of 'Squire Bradbury. He lived near Thomas Emery who bought EARL's house when he moved to Hollis (Maine), and tore it down. This house was a two story structure that was on Lot 21.
Joshua KIMBALL died somewhere around 1814.
* the footnote says this from the author of this book, "I have his signature. He signed himself Heairl"

From pg. 240 under the surname BRADBURY
Jacob Bradbury brother of Capt. Thomas Bradbury of the Block House, married Abigail EATON of Salisbury, MA. They lived in Biddeford, ME and moved from there to Narragansett (now called Buxton) about 1753. Jacob settled on Beech Plain Rd. on Lot #12, Range D. 1st Division, where his son "Squire Jacob" afterwards lived. He, (Jacob, Sr. for clarity), owned several of these lots in this township.
Like his brother Capt. Thomas Bradbury, he was also prominent and ready in all matters relating to the development of the town. .....(blah blah blah)....
Jacob and Abigail's children were: and among the many that they had was daughter
Hannah Bradbury baptized in 1746 who married Joshua HEIRL (Earl) of Berwick, who subsequently settled in Hollis, ME.
On the internet I found where someone had placed that a Mary HEARL of Buxton, Maine married in 1775 to a James MOODY also of Buxton, ME. I have Not been able to find anything to support that as Fact, so for now it remains fiction to me.
However from this same book on page 276 is a list of the men who served in the Rev. War from Buxton, ME and James MOODY is among the men listed. He enlisted in Buxton, York Co., ME on Aug. 26, 1777. James Moody was born c1742 a son of Joshua Moody and Tabitha Cox. He was baptized in Falmouth (now Portland), ME. IF he is the same one who married Mary HEARL in 1775, then they were not married for very long because in 1769 he married Elizabeth SHAW in Gorham, ME. Their intent to marry was filed in Gorham, Cumberland Co., ME in Sept. of 1769. Gorham is just "over the road" from Buxton.
Now I wonder if James Moody and Mary HEARL had a son named JOSEPH MOODY born c1777...I have been searching for Parents of my 4th grt. grandfather Joseph Moody born c1777 possibly in the Buxton area for a Very Long time now.
This is all the info I have for now. I hope I didn't make too many typo's.

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