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Welcome to my geneology research page. This is all the information I have discovered to date, but the search continues.

The main lines I am researching include York, Bubar, Coon, Faloon, Clark, Gonya & Jenkins. However, you can see from the name index, there are many other families listed in detail.(There are actually over 1000 individuals included) The reports contain detailed information, but reports have only been included on the main families. Feel free to contact me if you see a name included in the index that does not appear in the reports- if I have additional information I will be glad to exhange with you.

I have been more sucessful with some lines while others remain a mystery. I am especially in need of assistance with the PELKEY, JENKINS AND COON lines. Research and basic information provided by other family members indicates that the Jenkins line originates in Wales, and that somewhere along the way we are related to Richard Burton, whose given name is Jenkins. The information I have on the Coon family leads me to New Brunswick, Canada, and possibly back to Iereland. The Pelkey family is more of a mystery. It was a very common name in the area and has been difficult to work backwards with the limited information I have. I know there must be descendants still living and hope someone will stumble onto this site and make contact.

I am in the process of extracting census data from on-line sources. The details of which will be included in the reports as I can get them updated. This information has been a GREAT resource for confirming dates and family members- in fact, I have been able to add family members I never knew about from the census records.

If you are researching ANY of the same lines please contact me- I would love to share information! I have a collection of original family photos, news articles, and obituaries as well. (I would be glad to exchange information and articles, etc.)
Much of the information I have discovered has been provided by distant relatives researching the same lines and has been quite exciting to discover. Even the smallest bits of information can provide leads to overcome the mysteries we all encounter when researching our family histories.
Maine Ancestry- Jenkins, Gonya, York, Coon, Bubar & Faloon
Updated November 24, 2002

Shannon McLaughlin
Aurora, CO A-United States
bsmclaw@attbi.com

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  • Obituary of Minnie Pelkey (242 KB)
    Minnie Pelkey first married Louis Lovejoy and second married Fred Cleveland York. She had four sisters all of whom married and raised families. We are hoping to make contact with any of the descendants of this family! PLEASE contact me if you have ANY information on this line.
  • The family of Jellison Nesbitt & Esther Faloon (1328 KB)
    This is a family photo and article about the family of Jellison Nesbitt. Esther Faloon married Jellison Nesbitt and then later settled in New Brunswick. The article appeared in the Courier Weekend, a St. Stephen local newspaper, in 1979.
  • Sherman Bubar (53 KB)
    Sherman Bubar and who we believe is his second wife- Rachael Bubar. Child is unknown- if you can confirm or correct info we have on this please let me know!
  • Bubar/Clark Headstones (87 KB)
    Headstones of Sarah Bubar and her husband John A. Clark- buried in Kingman, Maine. Inscriptions: John A. Clark- 1857-1928 "At Rest" Sarah Bubar 1866-1921 "Gone but not forgotten" We also have the original obituary of John Clark
  • Family Group- Mary Elizabeth Faloon and Children (736 KB)
    This is a group shot of Mary Elizabeth Faloon and her children with William Dighton York. Also pictured is her second husband, Fred L. Runnells back row L to R- Eunice (Betham) York, Arthur York, Charlotte York, Fred C. York (youngest), Josephine York. front row L to R: John York, Fred Runnells, Mary Elizabeth (Faloon) (York) Runnells, Osborne York, James York. Date of picture is unknown but assume it must be after 1902 as Arthur York married Eunice in 1902.
  • The Jenkins Family - Four Generations (39 KB)
    Four Generations of the Jenkins family are shown here. Youngest pictured is Robert Jenkins, sitting on the lap of his father, Alfred Jenkins. Standing is Bryant Jenkins and seated next to him is his mother Bessie Jenkins. Any additional information on the Jenkins family would be GREATLY appreciated.
  • Ernest & Georgia Coon - 1928 (62 KB)
    Georgia Marian (Clark) Coon and Ernest Geroge Goon shown in 1928 next to the family car. They married April 10, 1911 and raised their family in East Millinocket, Penobscot County, Maine
  • Newspaper Article- Gerald Coon Missing In Action (121 KB)
    This is a memorial article about Gerald Coon who was lost in WWII. His body has never been recovered.
 

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