The Joshua Dodge Sargent Family, C 1899

Standing left to right:
Hannah, James and Jessie.
Seated left to right:
Mary Elizabeth, mother Mary,
father Joshua, and Robert.
Seated in the front
to the right is Jay.

The purpose of this site is to share Sargent family history through pictures, journals and letters starting with the family of Joshua and Mary Sargent of Alton, Maine and moving backward in time through prior generations.The descendants of Joshua and Mary Sargent are flung far and wide, and this is an easy way to share family history.

Mary Butman Sargent and Joshua Dodge Sargent

"There's the Ocean..."

A Foggy Day Ahead in Searsport

Herbert E. Sargent recalled that he and his Uncle Bob often brought Mary F. Butman Sargent to her Searsport summer cottage. When they got to the cusp of the hill on the old road where the ocean was visible, Mary would say, "There's the ocean - smell that salt air!" The photo above is the view from the newer section of Route 1 just before Searsport.

I remember a similar tradition when driving with my grandfather Herb as we passed farmland fields. He would say with a bit of glee in his voice, "Smell that agriculture!"

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