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James Bacon Sullivan Decoster
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1806
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1889
Oxford County
Maine, USA

James Sullivan Decoster came from Buckfield to Peru in early forties and located on the Stephen Gammon place adjoining the Francis Waite farm. He was able to pay down on this purchase and had a comfortable home for his children while they grew up. He worked out by day much of the time rather than cultivate his farm, and make improvements. After about sixteen years store bills for the necessities of life were allowed to accumulate. First a mortgage on the cow, followed by mortgage on farm and war prices of farm products and all goods resulted in a sale of his farm to Jonas Greene, and Mr. Decoster returned with family to Buckfield during the Civil War. He m. Charlotte Skillings, a sister to 2nd wife of Stephen Gammon.

From the History of the Town of Peru (Maine) 
Family links: 
  Lucy S. Thompson Decoster (1809 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth B. Decoster (1836 - 1836)*
  Arthur Leroy DeCoster (1848 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Genealogy Lady
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
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