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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 415

James W Bicknell has conducted a successful mercantile business at Canton from early manhood, and holds a high place for business ability and integrity.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 215

John was a farmer, but kept a hotel at New Gloucester, ME., USA, from 1842 to 1850, and then removed to Paris, ME., USA.
He Kept the Bicknell Bible until his death, which was then given to his son, John, to be kept in the John line.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 364

In 1912 Elbridge was doing a successful insurance business in Newark, N.J. USA.
He had an Ivory headed cane, having a silver ferule, on which is engraved the following:
John Bicknell, born in Abington, Mass, May 3 1772.
Married Shure Small, Jan 15, 1793.
Removed to Buckfield, Maine, 1802.
Cut this stick, 1832.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 217

Served in the Civil War two years in the Tenth Maine Battery;
later was in the United States Police Service at Peperell, Massachusetts, USA

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 351

Levi went to California and about 1913 was an Engineer residing in Volcano,CA., USA.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 351

Cyrus was a soldier in the Civil War;
serving as a private in Company E, 32nd Main Volunteers, 1864-1865.
Was a clerk in Southworth's store in Holbrook, Massachusetts in 1882.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 350

Charles was a shoe-pattern cutter by trade and was
employed at the State's Prison at Auburn, New York, having
charge of a portion of the convicts.
One of them struck him several severe blows on the chest and
neck with an iron bar, aggravating the tendancy to tuberculosis,
with which he was afflicted, to such a degree, that his death
took place in about one year from the time of receiving the injuries.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 Book page 348

John was a farmer, of West Paris, ME., USA.
He was the holder of the old family Bible, "The Breeches Bible,"
printed in England, 1613-14, and was probably brought from
Old to new England by Zachary, in 1635.
The "Breeches" was the name given to Zachary's home
in Barrington, Somerset, England.
The Bible has been carefully preserved in the John Bicknell Line.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 book page 348

Joseph was a machinist, residing and doing business in south Boston, MA., USA.
He was a public spirited citizen and deeply interested in our family History

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From Phyllis Carroll's 1981 book page 186

John was the ninth and last John in a an unbroken direct descent from Zachary's son John.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 105

Estate probated Nov 23 1850.
Libeon Packard administrator.
Inventory: Real estate, $7,198; Personal property, $19,083.37.
Total, $26,281.37

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book pages 221 & 222

In the year 1823 John Bicknell moved with his father's family from Abington, Massachusetts, to Bloomfield, now Skowhegan, Maine, where his father settled, made a farm in the midst of the Maine virgin forest, lived his life and died.
John followed the Kennebec River north to the town of Madison, where he purchased and cleared the land of a forest growth and brought to his new home, in 1833, his bride, Eliza Hobart.
By their united labors and sacrifices a family of seven sons and daughters were reared, a competency in property was secured, and through the strength of Christian principle their lives were made most serviceable to society and bright with faith and hope.
He united with the Congregational Church at South Solon, Me., and was elected deacon in 1833.
A Congregational Church was established at East Madison, Me., of which John Bicknell was a deacon from 1864 until his death.
He was a generous contributor to the support of the gospel of Christ at home and abroad.
He was strictly a temperate man in all his relations in life.
He was a Christian, not only by profession, but by practice in every-day life, and was a member of and a constant attendant at the services of the Congregational Church in Madison, Me.
In politics he was a staunch Abolitionist and a real friend of the negro slave as long as he lived, and at his death bequeathed five hundred dollars for the benefit of liberated slaves.
He cast the first vote in his town for the Abolition ticket, standing alone and writing his ballot.
On account of his political opinions he was derided, laughed at, pelted with mud, snow and rotten eggs, showing always moral and physical courage to stand true to principle.
At his death lie gave five hundred dollars to the American Missionary Association to aid in the education of the negro race, just released from slavery.
When death came it found him with his house set in order and himself waiting the call.
He died in Madison, Me., Sept.17, i868.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book pages 366 and 367

John Randall, wife Mary, son Lester, and grandson Ivan, lived at the Deacon John Bicknell's Homestead on Bicknell Hill, Madison, Maine

Historical Sketch.
John Randall, a Civil War veteran, son of Deacon John and Eliza Hobart Bicknell, was born in Madison, maine, Jun 16, 1839.
He was early taught the principles of industry and economy.
Was faithful and industrious during all the years of his minority.
Sept 10, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, 24th Maine, Regiment Vol., a strong, robust young man, but during his service in the army contracted a complication of diseases - malarial poisoning, fever and ague - which led to many others, and at the expiration of his term of service, eleven and one-half months, was mustered out and returned home a physical wreck, so emancipated that for many months his life was dispared of.
The only battle in which he participated was at the siege of Port Hudson.

With the partial return of health he went West to seek and locate a home for himself and the lady to whom he was engaged, teaching school being his chosen vocation, but at his father's urgent request, he returned home to assume the duties and responsibilities of caring for his father's family.
Nov 10, 1868, was married by Rev. Thomas G. Mitchell, to Miss Mary L. Moulton, of Embden, Maine, a lady of noble Christian character.
Together they bravely fought life's battles and raised a family of high and sterling principles, a blessing to their parents and friends, and an honor to their noble ancestors.
Mr. and Mrs. Bicknell were always been actively engaged in all ggod work - the church, Sunday School, Christian Endeavor, Sunshine and Literary Societies - he filling very acceptably the office of Sunday School Superintendant thirteen consecutive years.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 415

At the age of 7 John Carleton came near loosing his life,
by the falling of a tree, which cost him his right arm.
His business education was gained at Skowhegan High School,
Somerset Academy, Athens, Maine and
Shaw's Business College, Portland, Maine.
He was first an accountant, and later established the
Bicknell Mfg, Co. of Portland, maine in which he and his brother
Edward have won merited success as honorable and
reliable business men.

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From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 415

Lester H Bicknell was a man of excellent character and
standing, and managed his grandfather, Deacon John Bicknell's
farm on Bicknell Hill, Madison, Maine.
He studied fruit culture and with the possibilities for fruit,
agricultural and dairy products on the large farm, the success
in life of this energetic, honorable and reputable man was assured.


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