This photo shows my great grandmother Mary Olive Thomas Buzzell with 6 of her 11 children about 1898 on the farm on Buzzell Hill in Colby, part of Woodland, ME.
Back to yesterday. . .
Mostly yesterday's image of the Small ladies is still a mystery.
The girl with the "x" is my 2x grandmother Sarah Hannah Small (b. Jan. 1, 1842 Limington, ME; d. Nov. 22, 1913 Woodland, ME, age 71.)
Her mother Olive Black Small and five other daughters, Mary S., Ruth Ann, Irene Lyndon, Sophronia Black, and Harriet Theresa, are shown probably about 1859 when the family moved from southern to far northern Maine to Lyndon (later Caribou.) Sad to say I don't know which sister is which. . .
The mother in the photo, Olive, married Robert Small on Mar. 17, 1825 in Limington. They also had 3 sons, William Hobson, Israel, and Alvah.
Olive died at age 62 in 1867 just 8 years after the family moved to Aroostook County.
Her daughter Sarah married Benjamin Franklin Thomas on Nov. 8, 1862 in Lyndon. They had 7 children: Mary Olive ( my great grandmother), Alice Bell, Emma Francis, William Henry, Dorcas Russell, Franklin Perez, and Charles Edwin.
Two sisters married two brothers. Sarah's sister Harriet married Moses Thomas, brother to Sarah's husband.