My name is Deborah Cook. I am a member of the JA/CO/GEN/ group,
My family is the Standishes and Porters who lived in Jackson County
from around 1886 to 1934. I would like to know how to buy a copy of
the Heritage of Jackson County book to add to my collection.
Even the smallest sentence can sometimes complete a missing link or
add to authenticity of a clue I might already have.
Henry Porter and wife Elizabeth Standish(my great-aunt), Samuel and
Laurinda Standish (my great-grandparents), Susan Zerviah Standish
(my great-aunt), Miles and Maggie Standish (my great aunt and uncle)
lived on Porters Bluff....Long Island.....Carpenter....and Bryant at
one time or another. Only Miles has a death certificate on record,
as I have put out alot of money checking on the others.
I have an article from Ann Chambliss and Joy which tells of the fire
on Porters Bluff and the hanging of the men who started it. Susan
was living with them at the time.
They all died on Porters Bluff, but from what I have learned, they
were all buried in what was a "family"
I have an obituary of Samuels, in 1909, and a death certificate of
Miles, in 1934. We have lost the trail of any others after that. I
do know Margaret (Maggie) was in the 1930 census, but Miles was
listed as a widower on his death certificate. His son Allan
Standish and Mr. George Davis, were listed as undertakers.
Miles and Maggie had a son Miles Jr, born 1900 died 1902...Allan,
born 1910... and a daughter Margaret, born 1907. We haven't a clue
as to what happened to them.
If you see any information in your book that would help.....I would
love to order a book for myself.
Thank you for your time