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John Martin: Expert Observer

Intro: pages 278-361

Approximately 1849-1850

Martin described the cholera epidemic of 1849, and, in great detail, the life of his brother, Alonzo Raynes, including his departure January 31, 1849, for the California fields of California. Martin listed names of passengers aboard the Suliote, and listed all the items -- and their cost -- that Alonzo took on the voyage.

Martin described the business recovery in Bangor, known as the Queen City of the East, and his marriage to Clara Cary.

Some of the people, events, and places included are:

  • Bangor Pest House
  • Nath Harlow
  • Alonzo E. Raynes
  • Rufus Prince
  • Capt. Mitchell
  • Cyrus Lord
  • Cassander Cary
  • E. W. Godfrey
  • Charles Wiggin
  • Rinaldo Wiggin
  • Pendleton & Ross Ship Chandlers
  • Rufus Wiggin
  • Bob Cram
  • Hannah Emery
  • Ellen Benson
  • Clara Cary
  • Z. S. Patton
  • Rebecca Raynes
  • Eliza Raynes
  • Nancy Raynes
  • Jefferson Parsons
  • Fannie Parsons
  • Davis Verrill
  • Moses Averill
  • Prudence Soule
  • Albert Noyes
  • First Baptist Meeting House illustration, description
  • First Parish Church illustration, description