From Donoughmore, Ireland to Lubec, Maine
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.
Lubec History (pdf)
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|Harris House 1890s
||Hearne House 1890s
William Hearne I and Maria Harris