Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.
Muster Roll of Captain John D. Barnard’s Company of Infantry in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from the sixth day of March, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Augusta, Maine, to the twenty-eighth day of March, 1839, when discharged or mustered.
Benjamin Glines, a prosperous general farmer and stock-raiser of Northfield, was born in this town, October 3, 1839, son of Jacob and Elmira (Glover) Glines. His great-grandfather was probably the first settler in Northfield. Grandfather Abram Glines was a lifelong resident of the town. The father, now deceased, who was occupied in farming throughout the active period of his life, was twice married. The maiden name of his first wife was Nancy Glines. His second marriage was contracted with Elmira Glover, who bore him eight children. Of these two are living, Benjamin, the subject of this sketch; and Nancy, who