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 POKEY ROAD AND THE TRIBUTARIES

The Pokey Road is a lot-line road, as is the South Princeton Road from the Airline to the Pokey Road. Most lots in Alexander were ½ mile by ½ mile square containing 160 acres and were laid-out in 1808 by Benjamin R. Jones. The lot-line road in this case runs north – south, following the lot line. This lot-line road continues south from the Airline on what we call the Old County Road. Pokey Road derives its name because it leads to Pocomoonshine Lake; the road is a little over a mile long.

The term ‘Tuf End’ came from resident Joe Hunnewell. In 1888 he signed Lelia Crafts’ Autograph Book “Mot loved you, I know he does, don’t you think so…Joe Hunnewell, Tuf End.” Alvin Morton Scribner and Lelia were married on July 13, 1893. We will meet Joe on our trip down Pokey Road.

Sites are identified by E911 address numbers. Approximate locations, not official addresses, are given as ~217 Pokey Road. Lot Numbers on map are framed.


Lot 36 and Lot 37

Lot 36 is east and lot 37 is west of South Princeton Road. Home sites on that road will be described in another article. In the late 1840s lot 36 was occupied by Michael McGowen. In a June 4, 1861 letter from George Black of Ellsworth, Hugh Griffin got a deed for lot 36. (George Black was a son of John Black, Baring Brothers’ original land agent in Maine.)

24 Pokey Road (lot 36) – Wallings 1861 Map of Washington County shows H. Griffin at this site, likely where McGowen had lived. Hugh is listed in the 1850 census at age 36. He is not listed again until 1880 when he was a divorced farmer. It was in July 1861 that Griffin of Calais deeded lot 36 to Samuel and Gordon Davis of Alexander. As so often happens, payments were not made and Griffin resumed ownership and paid taxes on the place including two buildings in 1878. In 1892 Griffin of Alexander deeded the place to Matilda LaSuer of Calais on condition that LaSuer ‘maintain and support Griffin with food and clothing, care and nursing, a suitable room at her house on North Milltown Street in Calais, to pay all funeral expenses and for a suitable head stone.’ We don’t know when Hugh died. We do know he had a deeded interest in lot 77 in Alexander, selling it to Michael McGowen. We suspect Hugh’s wife was Classa, who mortgaged lot 18 to Charles Whitten of Calais.

Matilda and Bennett LaSuer of Calais deeded lot 36 to Robert McArthur of Cooper in September 1896. Bob McArthur moved the house from the Sousa Place up the road to the site and the family moved in here in 1902. The family lived on lot 28 when the 1900 census gave the family as Robert (1861), Gertrude (1863), Fay (1884), Ralph (1888), Ella (1889), Daniel (1891), Blanche (1893), Nettie (1895) and Allard (1898). Nettie and Allard were born in Alexander. Neil, Grace and Lettie were born on Lot 36 over the next ten years.

Bob McArthur’s son Dan moved the out building from the Four Corners School to a site behind his parents home and built on an addition and fixed it up as a home. He lived here several years with Ola and perhaps with another women. All we find today of the above two sites are the cellar depressions.

The first division of lot 36 was made in September 1939 when Bob McArthur sold 20 acres in the northeast corner to Orris Cousins. Later the back part of the lot was sold to Eastern Pulp and the road frontage was divided as follows.

The Campbell family of Calais acquired seven acres around the old house site. Ken and Mildred, their son Frank and his adult daughter Kathy lived in two trailers from 1988 until 1990. One trailer was rented briefly to Donald Davis. Mike Smith lived in a trailer home here for several years prior to 1997.

34 Pokey Road (lot 36) – This building was Reid Seamans summer camp that he moved here from 42 Pokey Road around 1973. They added to it and winterized it and sold it to a doctor from New York. That man died and it was rented to Gordon Scott and wife, George Day and wife, Beverly and Harold Farley, and Jimmy Davis. Jim Fleming bought the lot and building and moved here in December 1990. He added a garage to the building. He died ca 1995. Mike and Keitha Smith bought the place and moved in May 1997.Their daughter Erica has grown up and moved away; daughter Michaela attends Alexander Elementary School.

          

34 Pokey Rd                  -                    42 Pokey Rd

42 Pokey Road (lot 36) – Reid (1891 – 1983) and Grace (1898 – 1992) (Carlow) Seamans had a camp here in 1950s, just north of where the present house sits. It had been one of their double overnight cabins from Bailey Hill in Baileyville (Woodland), They added to it, made it year–round, then in 1973 moved in a pre-built home on to the site. The well was drilled in the cellar before the house arrived. In 1986 their daughter Theora (1917 – 2001) and her husband Ken (1916 – 1986) Wheelock moved in to look after her parents. In 1988 Theora’s son Dick Preston moved into the house with his mother and grandmother. Dick still resides here where he repairs clocks and makes furniture.

43 Pokey Road (lot 37) - Mike Hatt and Rose Field moved a trailer home to this lot in 1997. Rose died in 2009. Mike continues to reside here.

     

43 Pokey Rd 2008        59 Pokey Rd 1998         65 Pokey Rd 1998

59 Pokey Road (lot 37) – Mel and Nettie Hunnewell sold what then was a field to Clyde and Maxine Walker in 1973. They soon put a trailer home on the lot and moved in. Clyde died on September 29, 1989. Maxine sold in 1977 a lot to Mary Christie (see 73 Pokey Road) and a smaller lot in 1980 to Danny Guire (see 65 Pokey Road). Maxine moved to Rockland in 1997 and died in 2000; Colon McArthur inherited the place. He rented the trailer to Kenneth Niles from ca 1997 until September 2001 and to Paul ‘Sparky’ Poole and Tracey Hatt from October 2001 until 2002 when Paul died. Colon moved here next and stayed until April 2004 when he rented to Josh Rice and Janet Frost. They divorced and Janet still lives here in 2011.

65 Pokey Road (lot 37) – In 1980 Danny Guire put in a gravel pad, septic system and water well and parked his camper trailer here several summers. About 1984 Hazel (Cousins) Frost acquired the site and moved a small trailer to this site and lived here until 1995 when she moved to Connecticut to be near her daughter Zettie. Colon McArthur purchased it in 1999 after an attempted auction and lived here with Kathy Haley. He sold it in June 2000 to Patricia Hannon, present owner. Al Arbour, Ricky Bragg and others have used it occasionally as a fishing camp. More recently a man stayed there through a winter.

68 Pokey Road (lot 36) – Orris and Marian Cousins built a house at this site about 1938 and lived here until 1941 when they moved to Portland They sold the house and it was moved. They worked in Connecticut from 1956 and retired in 1978. That is when they moved a pre-built home onto the site. Marian still resides here in 2011.

    

68 Pokey Rd – 1998                 104 Pokey Rd - 1998

73 Pokey Road (lot 37) - Mary Christie of Calais built a one-room camp here in 1974. She used it occasionally for about 20 years. It has fallen into disrepair recently.

~76 Pokey Road (lot 36) - Orris Cousins built a log hunting camp in woods by the blueberry field. He used it from 1938 to 1941 to house sports from Massachusetts. Orris, his brother Harold and brother-in-law Harvard guided these men deer hunting. He sold the building some time in the 1960s to Antoine Hagenaars who had it hauled down to the lake and over the ice to South Princeton where it became part of Whippoorwill Lodge.

Lot 28 and Lot 29

~ 97 Pokey Road (lot 29) - North of lot 37 and on the east of the Pokey Road is lot 29 which had but one known building. It was Charles Cousins’ hoop shed. Actually this lot has always been owned by investors from away. The structure was built by Stowell-MacGregor on their land as a garage to store a big tracked tractor. Orris Cousins drove the tractor from South Lincoln in the dead of winter 1935-36. It took 50 hours and he drove on the snow banks where the roads were plowed, which wasn’t much. Later as a hoop shed, Orris and his brother Ronald would shave hoops that they sold in Princeton. Orris’s wife Marian about 1938 would go to the shed with them and knit. It had a tin stove, likely made from a carbide barrel, so it was nice and warm there. Marian also helped the brothers cut hoop poles during the day. The hoop shed disappeared in the early 1960s.

104 Pokey Road (lot 28) - Joe Pennington of Massachusetts bought this lot and buildings in December 1960. The buildings were torn down and later he built a log style camp in the field. This building hasn’t had much use. In the summer of 1986 Dean and Michelle (Gillespie) Brown lived here while building their home on Gooch Hill.

104 Pokey Road – Charles Cousins Farm – probably about 1930
Image from Norma Frost Donahue

Probably the first to build at this site was old Thomas Blaney. Tom and his first wife Sarah had one child, William. Sarah died 17 months later (childbirth?) and Tom married Sarah (Robb). They were parents of six children. In 1885 Tom deeded the south part of the lot to John Irwin. Jasper Bailey held the mortgage. Irwin and his family were here for just a few years. It was likely in 1885 that Tom and Sarah moved to lot 46 on the South Princeton Road, a farm their son Tom, a bachelor, had acquired several years earlier. Old Tom lived to celebrate his ninetieth birthday at his son John’s home in Milltown on April 17, 1928.

Jasper Bailey apparently became owner of the south part after John Irwin failed to keep up with payments on his mortgage for in 1922 he sold Charles Cousins this 80 acres with buildings shown in the picture (excepting the new barn that Charles built on far left). The Cousins family had lived here several years before the deed date, maybe as many as twenty. Charles and Evie (Keen) Cousins had a large family including Clarence, Harold, Linnie, Mina, Elva, Ruby, Hazel, Omar, Leota, Ronald and Orris. Ed Williamson boarded with this family while he worked at the Stowell – MacGregor Mill. In the mid 40s it was Linnie and her husband Ralph McArthur that moved into the house to look after the widowed Charles. Linnie sold the entire lot and buildings to Joe Pennington in 1960, with life rights.

~ 166 Pokey Road (lot 28) - James Blaney acquired a bond for this lot in 1861; actually, Hugh Griffin held the original bond from the William Bingham estate, but assigned it to Blaney; the deed would follow in 1883. James and Elizabeth (Scott) Blaney had arrived in Alexander via New Brunswick after 1850. They were married on July 18, 1834, likely at St. Andrews NB. James built on the central part of the lot. Their son Thomas and his bride of the year Sarah (Lyon) were living with them in 1860. Just to the north was the home of their daughter Margaret and her husband Francis Westbrook Brown, an Alexander native. Sometime in the mid 1860s Brown disappeared from our records. Margaret married John McLaughlin. Margaret’s children were Francis, James, Thomas Brown, and William McLaughlin all born between 1860 and 1870; after 1870 were Henry, George and Frederick McLaughlin.

We old timers refer to the place on the road where the drive leads to the two Blaney farms as the Johnny Gate. Strange how some old names disappear and others persist. In the early part of the twentieth century, Edward Harriman stayed in the older Blaney house.

~ 196 Pokey Road (lot 28) – In 1887 Margaret and John McLaughlin sold to William E. McLaughlin of Princeton the northeast six acres of lot 28. I suspect William was her fourth child and oldest McLaughlin child, A house was built here, the cellar depression is still evident. Orris Cousins called this the Andrew Place, had Andrew Hunnewell cleared the field? Nettie (McArthur) Hunnewell, daughter of Robert McArthur told me that her family also lived here briefly after moving from Cooper in 1894 until the house was ready at 24 Pokey Road in 1902. In 1901 Margaret and (son) William sold the north third of lot 28 to Charles Cousins who, according to his son Orris partly filled in the cellar.


Lot 18 and Lot 19

These lots are of 160 acres each, but some of that acreage is under Pocomoonshine Lake. There are six known nineteenth century home sites in these lots.

James and Celia Morrison lived here (lots 18 & 19) from before 1840 until 1847. Morrison was to pay John Black (Bingham Heirs) $400 for the land in hay over 8 years at $10 per ton. Likely it was white pine that attracted Morrison here. His name is attached to a point on Pocomoonshine Lake that is part of Tree Farm 258. Before coming here Morrison owned land in Robbinston and Eastport. In 1850 James (44) was in Baileyville with his wife Celia (40) and children (Mary (20), Jane (18), Lucy (15), James (9) and George (7). The boys would have been born in Alexander. James and Celia were born in Ireland and daughter Mary born in Scotland. The other girls were born in Maine. Morrison sold his improvements and rights to Henry Payson Whitney who lived at the Four Corners. I doubt he moved here, for a short time later he sold to Salem Laughlin of Calais, a land speculator. Where was Morrison’s house?

John and Margaret Welch were here briefly in 1877 and 1878 and taxed for both lots described as the Whitney farm. They had three sons and two daughters. He had a pair of horses for working in the woods. “January 22, 1878 the corpse of John Welsh was taken by sled from near Dobsis to Grand Lake Stream.” They were not taxed for a house; they had one cow and a pig. They were poor! Where on these two lots did they live? This widow with three sons, two daughters and livestock including two sheep was not listed on the 1880 census of Alexander. Where did they go?

Jasper Bailey acquired lots 18 and 19 in June 1879 from the Bingham estate and Baring timber baron and land speculator Asher B. Getchell (mortgage holder). Jasper was a bachelor and a horse trader. He had a speech impediment, but that did not prevent him from buying several farms including the one to our south (lot 28). Jasper, son of Civil War veteran Isaiah Bailey, owned this lot until 1893 except in 1884 when his father was the owner and in 1890 when Warren McLaughlin (Jasper’s brother-in-law) was listed as owner. I believe Jasper built the first home on lot 18, either at ~27 Fish House Lane or at 216 Pokey Road. Jasper’s father Isaiah also lived on lot 18.

216 Pokey Road (Lot 18) – Jasper Bailey and his father, Civil War Veteran Isaiah Bailey both lived on lot 18. Did they live in the same house? It seems that one or both built the original house at 216 Pokey Road since it has been called the Bailey Place. However we suspect Isaiah may have lived in a small house at the garden patch at ~ 25 Fishhouse Lane because a Civil War bayonet was found there.

Joseph and Nancy (McLaughlin) Cousins paid taxes on the ‘Bailey Place’ after 1892. Joseph was born on January 18, 1821 at St. David NB and died between 1900 and 1910. Nancy was born on November 24, 1826 and died between 1910 and 1920. Nancy was a sister of Warren and Sylvester McLaughlin. Charles (September 24, 1866) McLaughlin was Sylvester’s son. Joseph and Nancy had no children of record, and they raised Charles. He was known as Charles Cousins until 1903 when he legally changed his name from McLaughlin to Cousins. Joseph Cousins bought the south 57 acres of lot 19 in 1884 and two years later sold them to Warren McLaughlin. Joseph and Nancy lived on lot 37 on the South Princeton Road before moving to lot 18 about 1892.

Charles (March 23, 1867 – October 7, 1936) and Lucretia (July 15, 1879 – May 10, 1950) (Bragdon) Carlow were the next residents of this site. Their children were Nora, Llewellyn, Grace, Lima, Caroline, Ina, Charles Otis, Lois, Lewis and Juan. This family came here in 1910 and probably left after 1936 when Charles died. Their daughter Lenora Perkins sold the property to John M. Dudley in 1956. Several families rented here between the two dates including Millard Harriman and wife lived here ca 1940. Francis Lawless, who worked at the Labelle’s Mill, lived here with his wife Helena and children Mary, Jack, Billy and Patricia. Melvin Ross, truck driver for LaBelle Mill, his wife and three children lived here likely in 1946 – 7. Roscoe Malcolm was the last to live in the old house any amount of time; he was there about a year and a half.

Occasionally some locals who had moved away stayed here while visiting relatives or hunting; Ed Harriman and his wife Freda (Perkins) were two.

The old house was burned in 1956. John and Marie Dudley started living here summers in 1974 in a new barn, and built a house on the old site in 1980 where they presently reside. This is where John researches and writes the articles for the ACHS newsletters and web site.

~217 Pokey Road (lot 19) – This was Andrew and Phebe Hunnewell’s home. Andrew was born on October 9, 1832; his wife Phebe was born on December 11, 1844. They were married in 1862. Their children: Susanna October 9, 1862, Ada September 28, 1864, Jonathan December 20, 1866, Mary July 24, 1868, Zylphia Ann October 11, 1870, Eunice November 14, 1872, Andrew June 16, 1878, Stephen November 15, 1883, and Earl November 1888. Andrew purchased lots 18 and 19 on April 15, 1862 from Charles R. Whidden of Calais, another land speculator. Included were ‘privileges and appurtenances’. Orris Cousins and his sister Hazel Frost told that Andrew lived on lot 19 by the bars and the rocked-up cellar. This cellar has a well in it. The well in the cellar pin-points this site. Andrew moved to lot 37, which was his father’s lot. I suspect Andrew’s house had burned because the John Welch was not taxed for a house.

Joe Hunnewell, who documented the name ‘tuf end’ for this neighborhood, presents a unique problem for the researcher. On paper he first appears in 1888, the autograph book quoted at the beginning of this article. On the census records he first appears in 1900 at age 37 in the family of Andrew and Phebe. Susanna, their first born, disappeared from records about the time that Joe appeared in records with a birth time of December 1862. Was he a twin of Susanna? Some who knew Joe state that Susie went to St. Stephen and, snip, snip, came back as Joe. Regardless of his gender, Joe led a storied life, mostly at tuf end.

Joe, a man of small stature, worked seasonally at the Cheney Mill and once his overalls got caught in a belt pulley; That swung him around until Sidney could shut the mill down. Joe was not hurt, but a double Canadian penny in his pocket was flattened.

Joe spent some off time digging for gold along the banks of Mill Brook, or should we call it Hunnewell Brook. Some thought him crazy, but at that time men were digging for gold all around eastern Maine, such as at Pembroke and Wesley.

While living at the Cheney house during WWI a wild thunder and night-time lightning storm caused part of the ceiling to fall; Joe ran to the Harriman house yelling, “Get in the cellar, the Germans are bombing us.”

Joe was a bachelor. His later years were spent ‘on the town’ living where ever the town could pay least for his care. As a pauper in 1929 he lived with Ronald Perkins, Gladys Perkins and Morey Hunnewell at a total cost to the town of $223.50. Noland Perkins supplied clothing for Joe at $7.64. The town paid Dr. Norman Cobb of Calais $10.00 for Joe’s care here in Alexander and the Calais Hospital $88.50 for care there. When he died Ernest Scholl buried Joe in the Alexander Cemetery on November 23, 1929 for $100.00. He was 69 years old and his grave is unmarked.

Warren McLaughlin and wife Roxanna (Bailey) were deeded 57 acres of lot 19 in October 1886 by Nancy and Joseph Cousins. Nancy was Warren’s sister. They built a little house with no cellar between Andrew’s cellar and the town road. The house was taxed in 1898. Warren and Roxanna lived mostly in Princeton, occasionally they were Alexander residents. Roxanna McLaughlin was Jasper Bailey’s sister.

Warren deeded (April 1914) the farm to his daughter Laura Long of Calais so that she ‘would provide, maintain suitable and comfortable support, food, raiment, heat, light, nursing, for Warren and give him a decent burial.’ Laura sold the south 32 acres to Clarence Cousins in 1914, but Clarence didn’t live here.

These two lots (57 acres) were sold in July 1926 by Clarence’s father Charles Cousins to Lucretia Carlow (Charles). The deed states that the grantor ‘resumes the right to enter upon the premises hereby conveyed for the purposes of cultivating, gathering and harvesting the crop of beans and potatoes now growing on said land.’

It was Lucretia’s daughter Lenora Perkins who deeded this 57 acres lot to John M. Dudley in 1956.

~233 Pokey Road (lot 19) - Sylvester McLaughlin acquired the north 25 acres from his sister Nancy and Joseph Cousins in 1898. He had a log house where he lived occasionally. He also had a hay barn with a loft. There was a good spring between the house and the road. His primary home was in Princeton and he came here to hay for his animals. Was it meadow hay from around the lake or English hay from the small fields near his house? He sold to Clarence Cousins in 1914. The cellar to this house is the grave of Mel Hunnewell’s blind horse. Had James Morrison lived here?

~243 Pokey Road (lot 19) – Cellar that may have been house site of James Morrison, see below.

~ 244 Pokey Road (lot 18) - Built about 1923 by Fred Harriman, this camp was acquired by Johnny Sommers. He had a store in Little Woodland and used the place until Stowell – MacGregor started its mill in 1935. (See article under ‘Making a Living’ Working in the Mill on web page). Edison Pineo and family lived there a winter in the mid 30s. He was a boss for Stowell-MacGregor. John Fitzsimmons worked at the same mill and lived here after Pineo. Lloyd and Mazie (Cheney) Blaney lived here from June to October 1946, the last year Stowell-MacGregor operated. Arthur Harriman spent summers here as an old man from 1947 through the early 50s. Arthur had arthritis so badly, he needed a neighbor to wind his pocket watch and open tin cans of food for him every day; but he still was a sure shot with a rifle! The camp was torn down in the early 60s.

     

216 Pokey Rd 2008                          249 Pokey Rd 2008

249 Pokey Road (lot 19) – Robert and Karen Hagenaars built this house about the time of their marriage (ca 1973). They had at least two children, divorced and moved away. Mike and Brenda Hunnewell were short time renters. Kenneth and Cynthia Souza and sons arrived about 1982, then returned to RI in late fall of 1984, water froze when the house ran out of oil. Ellis and Ruby (Sowers) McArthur and their son Jamie arrived here in the spring of 1986. In June 1997 the McArthurs moved to Peter Hunnewell’s trailer at 296 South Princeton Road. Jonathan Wheaton bought the place in July 1998, fixed it up and sold it in September to Ronald and Linda Renaud. They and their daughters Michelle and Denise are the present residents.

251 Pokey Road (road intersection on lot 19) – Pine Tree Shore, a tributary to Pokey Roads follows the lake shore easterly to and beyond the Princeton town line. Along this road are many camps and year-round homes constructed since 1970. Ernest LaBelle’s Sawmill was accessed by this road in 1946, as was part of Stowell-MacGregor spool bar mill after 1935. On the Web see Making a Living, Working in the Mill” for more on these mills and the Cheney Mill.

258 Pokey Road (road intersection on lot 18) – Fish House Lane, the second tributary to the Pokey Road meanders westerly for about ¼ of a mile. It is described in issue 110, page 8. Here we will tell about one site, 3 Fish House Lane, that abuts the Pokey Road.

3 Fish House LaneFred Harriman bought a 10-acre site from Jasper Bailey in 1894. Had someone lived there earlier? Within a few years Fred built a house and moved to Alexander. Over time he acquired almost all of lot 18. He had two reasons for moving here; he and Frank Averill had planted pickerel in Pocomoonshine Lake and he wanted to harvest a crop, and his brother-in-law Sidney Cheney had settled across the Pokey Road. The pickerel flourished and Fred, starting in 1899 or 1900 caught fish, packed them in ice at his fish house at 19 Fish House Lane, hauled them to the train station in Woodland to be delivered at the market in Boston the next day. The ice came from Pocomoonshine Lake and the box shooks from Cheney’s mill.

Fred’s wife Climemia died in 1909, Fred died in 1938. Their daughter Edith died in 1940 and her husband Jim Crouse lived at this site until he died in 1948. Edith’s daughter Thelma (Smith) Hartford sold the place to William and Viola Green of New York State. Bill had the old house taken down and the present building erected. The house was used summers by the Green family.

Richard and Jewell Lundgren acquired the place. He was an engineer at GP in Woodland. They used the place seasonally starting in 1963 and also rented to game warden Gaynor Peary. Richard died in 1971 and the following year it was sold to Robert and Frances Hillary of Maryland. They used it seasonally.

In August 1976 Hillary sold it to Peter and Karen Sears who lived here for a decade with their three children, Jenny, Alicia and Timmy. Peter is a great great-grandson of Fred Harriman. Peter and his family moved to a bermed home on the Arm Road. In January 1986 Vincent and Patricia Gavin of Massachusetts bought the place and used it as a summer home.

From 1997 until recently this has been the year-round home of Greg and Willow Owen and their children now grown Julian and Chelsea. Now it is used as a vacation home as the Owens live in South Carolina. In the winter of 2010-11 it is rented to a Cullen family connected with the Border Patrol.

266 Pokey Road (lot 18) – This log cabin was built in the mid 1930s and used by Stowell – MacGregor. See a description of this building and the mill on this Web Site under Making a Living/ Working at the Mill/Stowell MacGregor Mill. Owners Green, Lundgren and Gavin used the building primarily for storage, Sears used it also for a playhouse for the kids, and Owens have renovated it and rented it occasionally.

269 Pokey Road (lot 19) – Sidney Cheney built a house near the shore about the turn of the century. He appears first on the 1910 Alexander census age 49. His wife Flora (Harriman) was 41. Their five youngest children, all sons, range from 1 ½ to 20. Flora’s father Jaob Harriman, age 79, lived with them. Sidney’s son Harold married Fred Harriman’s daughter Ruth. Harold’s older sister Bertha married Fay McArthur from 26 Pokey Road. Sidney’s mill building, steam powered, was farther from the lake. The site was part of the Stowell MacGregor Mill. All the buildings disappeared before 1950.

Carleton Davis acquired the shore part of lot 19. Holding out two lots, he soon sold the rest to Antoine Hagenaars who developed the shoreline. Carleton moved an Eastern Pulpwood woods camp next to the brook. Jimmy Davis rented for a while. Carleton transferred the lot and building to his mother-in-law Zela Cousins. Zela sold to another daughter Clarice and her husband Fletcher Perkins in 1985. They added to the camp, using it for ice fishing and picnics. In September 2005 they sold to Charles McLaughlin and family who visit Pocomoonshine Lake mostly for fishing.

                

266 Pokey Rd – 1991                     269 Pokey Rd - 2008