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Title Mrs. Rance V. (Marcia Leighton Barron) Ham and Eight Children
Catalog Number 2005.1.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Mrs. Rance V. (Marcia Leighton Barron) Ham and Eight Children

Rance V. Ham was born at The Forks, Maine in 1845, the son of John S. and Lucy Elder Ham. In 1873, he married Mrs. Marcia (Leighton) Barron of Monmouth. The above photo can be dated to around 1891 by the ages of the children. Rance guided for many years in the Kennebec region and had a nationally advertised fishing rod named after him. He is said to have landed a sixteen-pound salmon at Pierce Pond in 1903 (see Cobb, Gary: The History of Pierce Pond). His home was at the top of a hill along the river in the northern section of Moscow.

John Ham went to Knife Falls, Minnesota as a young man, where he worked on the river and died sometime between 1910 and 1919. Sadie Ham is also said to have died young. Lucy J. married Reuben H. Crombie and their daughter Marcia was active in the Bingham community for many years.

Marcia Leighton was first married to Alvin J. Barron and had a son, Alvin J., who came to Moscow with her after her marriage to Rance Ham.
Date ca 1891
Collection General Collection
People Ham Austin
Ham, Charles
Ham, Edith
Ham, Elizabeth
Ham, John H.
Ham, Lucy
Ham, Marcial Leighton
Ham, Rance (Rennsalear)
Ham, Sadie
Hill, Charles