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1791

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A Narrative Of The Extraordinary Sufferings Of Mr. Robert Forbes, His Wife, And Five Children During An Unfortunate Journey Through The Wilderness From Canada To Kennebeck River, In The Year 1784: In Which Three Of Their Children Were Starved To Death. Taken Partly From Their Own Mouths, And Partly From An Imperfect Journal; And Compiled At Their Request, Arthur Bradman Dec 1790

A Narrative Of The Extraordinary Sufferings Of Mr. Robert Forbes, His Wife, And Five Children During An Unfortunate Journey Through The Wilderness From Canada To Kennebeck River, In The Year 1784: In Which Three Of Their Children Were Starved To Death. Taken Partly From Their Own Mouths, And Partly From An Imperfect Journal; And Compiled At Their Request, Arthur Bradman

Maine Bicentennial

In March 1784, Robert Forbes made the fateful decision to relocate his pregnant wife and children--Mary, 7-years-old; Peggy, 5-years-old; Katharine, 3-years-old; and Robert, 15-months-old--from Canada to Norridgewalk, Maine. Receiving a promise the trip could be accomplished in 12 days time, Forbes employed the services of three Dutch guides who lead the family into the winter wilderness. Four months later, the last surviving family members arrived in Norridgewalk.