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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 6 (ms158_b3f003_006.12.pdf)

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Mary Necola or Nicolai

In grandfather's accounts we find mention of Mary Necola. She was a widow with a large family eleven children [one struck through] persons, three hunting men. Joe Nicolai the author of the Red Man was one of her sons. Father says her children all had bright, shiny eyes like Sappiel's.

She was a daughter of old Gov. John Neptune, & her maiden name was Mary Malt {prob. = Mary Martha)

Mary Necola owned the first house father ever knew an Indian to have

Of her sons Joe was father's age {six years older b. 1826}, Pieris or Peres a good deal older

Clara (Mitchel) Neptune, older (?) aet. 77 in 1817 claims her as a grandmother.

Clara says the original Necola came from Norridgewock "where had big fight, put up cross." This might have been in 1724 but much more likely in 1755 when Mass. declared war on the Norridgewocks but exempted the Penobscots. He came with a broken arm and was called "Tag-mi-p'ti-notsis: [? entire word underlined], broke it his arm." "All Joe Nicola's folks go by that name. Rarles[{?] P.430, 563

She says two Necolas came over then, & married here. She is evidently of that stock (1) Necola & Neptune grandparents, (2) Mitchel & Necola parents, (3.) Mitchel in Orono Clara Gov. Neptune [?]

Lewis Ketchum says he is of the same stock & related to the Necolas Says that his great, great grandfather was the one with the broken arm "Our great great grandfather was the one in that mess over there" - this was Lewey's mother's grandfather, Lolar, called after his "Demi p'tinat" [? two underlined], the Broken Arm". (Alloler was same as Lolar, he says)

Says Peol Molly of John Blake's list may be as Clara says, a Norridgewock. Some of them went as far as Woodstock. Lewey says but lost [one underlined] his arm - Not so.

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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