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From Donoughmore, Ireland to Lubec, Maine

 

The beginnings of our Hearne Family roots in America can be traced to Lubec, Maine. The families of Hearne and Harris, originally from Ireland. Both John Harris and William Hearne probably came to North America by way of New Brunswick or Nova Scotia.

Lubec is a small town in Washington County, Maine close to the Canadian border. It was settled in 1785, incorporated on June 21, 1811 and named after Lübeck Germany. The town includes the communities of Lubec, North Lubec, South Lubec, and West Lubec. Lubec contains the easternmost point of land in the United States: West Quoddy Head, on which the famous lighthouse of the same name is located. Lubec was once the sardine canning capital of the world.

 

   

 

Campobello Bridge to Canada Bandstand across from Soldier's Monument, Lubec
   
Lubec, Maine  2009 Old Lubec Cemetary where most of the Hearnesand Harris' are probably buried. Arrow shows where the Harris Family lived.
West Quoddy Light House, Eastern-most point in the United States

 

 

Lubec Today

 

 

 

Lubec Images

Lubec History (pdf)

Lubec Timeline

 

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Harris House 1890s   Hearne House 1890s

 

John Harris

Thomas Harris

William Hearne I and Maria Harris