Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families - Chapter 7-8 Summary & Analysis

J. Anthony Lukas
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Dr. John McKechnie quit his physician's practice in Greenock, Scotland to migrate to Boston in 1755. From Boston, he went to Maine. He married Mary North. They eventually settled in Winslow where he became the third largest landowner in town. Their third oldest son, Joseph, married Electa Bement. His farming provided for the nine children they had. They eventually moved to the frontier on the banks of the Penobscot fifteen miles north of Bnagor. He and his sons, Charles, moved back to central Maine to farm and married Elizabeth Hale. They had five sons, the oldest of whom, Hiram, moved to Boston in 1854. Hiran changed the spelling of his name to Makechine and opened a men's clothing store with a friend. It failed within three years. His brother George arrived in 1871 and eventually married Sarah Ann Cram and they had five children. Their son...

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