Most of these articles were published in the late 19th and early 20 century in local histories. If you run across any that are not included below, please consider typing it up and contributing it to the web site. *Note: Although a valuable source, these histories are less accurate as subjects recount more than one or two previous generations.
William Van Tassel
William Van Tassel was b. in Digby, N. S., Oct 27, 1806; his wife, Elizabeth, was b. there Nov. 3, 1808. They had a fam. Of ten chil., reared in B. [Boothbay], several of whom intermarried with town families. The chil. Were: Helen, 1829; Isabella, 1832; John, 1834; Anna, 1836; Richardson, 1839; Elizabeth, 1841; Susan M., 1844; Sophronia M., 1846; Cordelia M., 1848; William H., 1851. William the father d. Nov. 18, 1869; his wife Elizabeth, d. Feb. 6, 1870. They lived in a house on the lot where B. C. Matthews lives.
Source: History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 1623 -1905. With Family Genealogies by Francis B. Greene; Portland: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1906.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids