Benjamin True Diaries
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Eleven diaries of a county sheriff and farmer in Portland and Pownal, Maine covering the years 1884 to 1894. Entries are short and topics covered include his work as a county sheriff, his daily activities, short observations on the daily weather, work on the farm, who came to visit, trips he made. Included are records of financial accounts at the end of each diary.
- True, Benjn (Benjamin) (Person)
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Benjamin True was born around 1820 in Pownal, Maine, and was the Cumberland County Sheriff from 1883 to 1886. He and his family lived in the jail house in Portland, Maine, during that time. He possibly owned several properties in Portland. He was married to Frances G. True who was born in Massachusetts around 1818, and they had eight children: Sarah, Jabez, Bernice, DeCarteret, Neal, Ernest, Norman, and Alfred. His wife died on Nov. 22, 1885. In December 1887 he returned to the family farm in Pownal. From 1889 to 1896 he was a justice in Pownal and worked on his farm.
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Purchased from DeWolfe & Wood, Alfred, Maine in 2004.
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