I am a DNA novice so I’m busy exploring what it all means: migration patterns of my ancestors from 1700 through 1925, and my DNA matches with 652 fourth cousins or closer. As yet, I have not figured out the meaning of 150 ethnicity regions and the numbers associated with them in my profile.
I am particularly fascinated by the 6% Iberian DNA. There is much to learn!
Reading the 1913 Means Family Notebook, I discovered that he was the son of Robert Means Sr.
Robert Means Jr….born in Saco. Married Blue Hill Dec 1, 1809 to Charlotte Kimball Witham daughter of Andrew Witham [from] Bradford Mass Sept 7, 1790. She died Hampden Me Apl 29 1870. He was a sea captain and died Blue Hill Nov 2, 1842 both buried in Sea Side Cemetery at Blue Hill and two large stones mark their graves.
Capt Robert Means built the first three masted schooner with a few others….He was a Master Mason of St John’s Lodge #1 Wilmington N. C.
The 1913 Means notebook contains a drawing of Capt Robert Means gravestone and records that the stone stands 4 foot 6 inches high, white marble. His gravestone is side by side with his wife’s gravestone, also drawn in the notebook.
“Dear is the spot where mother sleeps and sweet strains which angels pour O! Why should we in anguish weep…she is not lost but gone before God…they live on earth in thought and deed as truly as in heaven.”
My Great Great Great Grandparents. Bible Record of Births and Deaths.
My Great Great Grandfather Otis Witham Means.
My Great Great Grandmother Elsie Fuller Berry Means.
My Great Grandparents William and Nellie Means.
Read more about the Robert Means family 1718 – 1950 here.