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Updated September 5, 2000

Kerry Guptill Kosky
PO Box 239
Westbrook, CT 06498
United States

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If you have found this page because you are a Guptill relation ~ WELCOME ~ we are so glad you found us!!!
The information contained in this Family Tree Maker site comes directly from my Family Tree Maker program for Windows.

I have updated the report section to include the information given to me by the many Guptill descendants who have contacted me thru this page and also my GeoCities page. We are all over the world!!! I now have been found by 16 cousins ~ all of whom can trace their branches back to Thomas and Mary (Abbott) Gubtail.

If you are looking for someone, please email me and I will pass your query along to other Guptills. Someone may be researching your branch!!!

Most of the information I have been adding is from "Early Families of Gouldsboro, Maine" by Muriel Sampson Johnson; "Guptill Genealogy" by Mildred L. Jacobson; notes and databases from the 16 cousins. Please keep in mind there are errors in the books and notes; just as you and I make errors in our notes. If you add data from these or any other sources, always be sure to cite it as a transcription from the source.


I have quoted from "Fond Memory" by Myra Smith Earl who lived in Winter Harbor, Maine in the 1880's. Her grandmother was Elmira Guptill Pendleton. The book has much information on the Guptills and the Pendletons including Stillman Guptill b.1797 and Susan (Whitaker)Guptill b. 1803. Their pictures are on page 20! I have put their pictures on another homepage ~ see the message above to click.

When I add data from Vital Records or from photocopies of Historical Society papers and books, I will so note the source. Please contact me when you find inconsistencies and/or errors. Thanks, Kerry

I began researching my father's family because I was told we were French Canadian and the name was changed from St. John.

It took only 5 minutes at my local Family History Center to prove both were myths!!

The first Guptills (the name was then GUBTAIL) entered the U.S. at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the late 1600's. There is considerable discussion regarding the origin of both Thomas' place of birth and the name Gubtail. Many say Wales and others say Scotland. Will we ever know for sure?

I have information beginning with THOMAS GUBTAIL born about 1650 through to PAGE DOUGLAS GUPTILL, JR (1922-1958) who was my father. THIS BRANCH of the family moved from Portsmouth, NH to South Berwick, Maine to Gouldsboro/Winter Harbor, Maine to Grand Manan Island, Canada to Machiasport, Maine to Essex, Connecticut.

We have discovered recently that the name is NOT as UNCOMMON as we thought: There are MANY of us in the US(Maine, NH, Mass, MN, WI, OR, WA, CA, AZ, CT, RI etc) Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

We "Guptills" now have our own emailing list. If you would like to be added, send an email to me.

I am currently looking for information on my great grandmother, BERTHA M. SMITH (GUPTILL). The birth certificate for one of her children says she was born in Steuben, Maine in 1880. I have researched the Vital Records of Steuben and surrounding towns, but have found nothing on Bertha. If you have a BERTHA SMITH, who married JESSE GUPTILL, in your family I would love to hear from you.

I will share any research I have done in Maine and Connecticut. I am especially interested in meeting someone who has information from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

I would love to hear from anyone researching or living on Grand Manan.

Please take the time to read or print the report for this homepage. Just click on the report below. Thanks for stopping by; feel free to contact me by Email, anytime.

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