Genealogical Notes Of Durham, Maine.
By Everett S. Stackpole.
Published By Vote Of Town.
Lewiston: Press Of Lewiston Journal Company. 1899.
Genealogies - HARMON to LITTLEFIELD
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
John Harmon,(For information about the early history of this family I am indebted to Rev. George M. Bodge of Leominster, Mass., who is preparing a Genealogy of the Harmon Family.) a soldier in 1675, was in Wells, Me., in 1681, and had wife Sarah and eight children,of whom the second son, Samuel, was born 15 June 1686 and married, 19 March 1707 Mercy Stimpson. They moved to Scarboro' about 1728. Their son John was born about 1718 and m. (1) 2 Dec. 1742, Mary Hasty of Scarboro'.
Daniel, son of John and Mary (Hasty) Harmon was born in Scarborough 17 April 1747. He was a Revolutionary soldier. Married Sarah York of Cape Elizabeth. The intentions were recorded 19 Mch. 1768. They lived for some time in Standish, where ten children were born. He moved to Durham before 1794 and died there 22 Aug. 1806. His wife died 28 Oct. 1832. Both united with the Cong. Ch. in Standish 4 Feb. 1775. They had;
Francis, son of Daniel and Sarah (York) Harmon, was born in Standish 1 June 1772. Came to Durham with his parents; m. (1) 15 Oct. 1797 Susannah, dau. of O. Israel Bagley. She was born in Royalsborough 9 Mch. 1777 and died 5 June 1798, leaving one son.
Francis Harmon m. (2) 18 Oct. 1798 Betsey Dyer who was born 15 Oct. 1776 and died 26 Feb. 1807, leaving four children.
Francis Harmon m. (3) 28 Sept. 1807 Leah Beal of Hingham, Mass., who was born 2 Jan. 1779 and died 18 Oct. 1829, leaving four ch.
Francis Harmon m. (4) 1830 Sally Dyer of Portland. She died Nov. 1845. He died 1 June 1862 in Durham. He was a carpenter by trade, a man of piety, kindness and generosity.
Francis Harmon Jr. b. 18 Jan. 1806; m 24 Nov. 1831 Huldah Douglas, dau. of Paul and Nancy (Warren) Douglas, born in Brunswick 4 Feb. 1800 and died in Auburn 4 Feb. 1869. He died 4 Jan. 1870. Their children were all born in Durham.
Daniel Harmon Jr. b. 9 Feb. 1778 and d. 26 Nov. 1848; m. 27 Sept. 1798 Mary True. She was born in Salisbury, Mass. 28 Oct. 1781 and died in Durham, 3 June 1821. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, a leading Methodist, Trial Justice, Representative, and held many town offices. They had nine children.
Daniel Harmon m. (2) 19 Oct. 1821 Sally S. Cobb of Westboro, Mass. She was born 6 Mch. 1790 and died 24 Aug. 1827. They had two children.
David (? sic) Harmon m. (3) 26 Feb. 1828 Mary Hayes of New Gloucester. She was born 30 Tune 1792 and died 15 April 1868. Three ch.
John, son of Daniel and Sarah (York) Harmon, was born 14 Mch. 1782, in Standish. He married (1) Eliza Riggs who was born in Portland 19 Sept. 1784. He moved to Portland after the birth of his third child and thence to Boston. By his second marriage there were children whose names are unknown.
Although not originally a Durham family yet for many years the Hascalls have been so largely identified with the best interests of the town, it seems fitting that a sketch of the family should be inserted here. Their progenitor, William Hascall, settled in Gloucester, Mass., about the middle of the 17th century, and from this place shoots from the family tree were transplanted into various parts of the country. Rev. Daniel Hascall, the father of Laurin, William, and Ralph, and their sister Mrs. E. P. Shailer, formerly of Portland, was born in Connecticut, but in early life went to New York State, where he was pastor of various Baptist Churches and was also largely instrumental in founding what is now known as Colgate University at Hamilton. William C. and Ralph H., his sons, made their home in Vermont until the year 1862, when they both moved to Durham. William purchased the old Jonathan C. Merrill place in the village. Ralph purchased the Secomb Jordan place adjoining William's. Laurin, after a long experience in New York and the West as an educator, came to Durham to spend his last days. He died in 1897 (?) Ralph H. and Celia Hascall had three children. The youngest died in boyhood; Frank resides in Durham, and Mary is the wife of Prof. E. W. Hall of Colby University. William C. and Finette had five sons: Of these Charles D. and James A. married in Vermont but settled in Durham. Charles afterward moved to Oregon, where he now resides. George H. married (1) a daughter of Richard Dyer, (2) a daughter of James Newell. He purchased the Jordan Dingley place on which he still resides. The next son, William H. Shailer went as a missionary to Burma in 1872 under the auspices of the A. B. Missionary Union where he remained for about eight years. He there married Miss Emma A. Chace, who had gone to Burma as a missionary of the Baptist Woman's Board. After they returned to this country they were for a time in Farmington, Me., he having the pastoral care of the Baptist Church in that village. When their health would permit they returned again to Burma where they remained about five years. After returning to America the second time they resided in Fall River, Mass., where he was assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church for over six years. They are now living in Dover, N.H., where he is pastor of the Central Ave. Baptist Church. R. Judson, the youngest of the five sons, married Rose, the daughter of George Nichols. He resided for a time in Durham and Auburn but is now engaged in business in Woodstock, N.B. Both Celia and Finette have entered into rest. The latter died 11 May 1886, aged 70 yrs. 3 mos. William C. married (2) Emily Knight.
Robert Hasty 3d was born in Scarboro 23 Nov. 1786; m. 30 Nov. 1814 Mrs. Esther (Libby) Meserve of Scarboro and moved to West Durham in 1833. He died 18 Feb. 1874. His wife died Nov. 1863.
Children of Daniel M. and Catherine (Moses) Hasty.
Children of John E. and Marcia P. (Weeks) Hasty.
John Hatch, b. in Scituate, Mass. 6 Mch. 1772; d. in Lewiston, 5 July 1862; m. 2 Aug. 1793 Abigail Turner b. 18 Aug. 1772 and d. 2 Aug. 1852. They came to Durham about 1795 and left town about 1807.
Nathan Hawkes was born 23 Mch. 1783 in China, Me. He came to Durham when a boy, lived with Joseph Estes and learned of him the trade of tanner and harness-maker. He married Mary Winslow of Falmouth. He died to Jan. 1847. She died 17 Jan. 1853. 13 ch.
The Herrick Genealogy has been traced back to the twelfth century. The family is of Scandinavian origin. Sir William Herrick of Beau Manor, Leicester Co., Eng., was member of Parliament 1601-1630 and Ambassador from Queen Elizabeth to the Sublime Porte. Henry, his fifth son, was born in 1604, and came to Salem, Mass. in 1629, where he married Elizabeth, dau. of Hugh Laskin. They settled in what is now Beverly. They were among the founders of the first church in Salem in 1629 and of that in Beverly in 1667. Their fifth son, Joseph, married for his second wife Mary Endicott, whose sixth child, Martyn, married Ruth Endicott of Salem and settled at Lynnfield. Their second son Samuel, born 1713, married Elizabeth Jones of Wilmington in 1742. These were the parents of the Rev. Jacob Herrick. See p. 51.
Mr. Herrick settled on that part of lot 67 which lies east of the County Road. Here he bought, 13 Mch. 1797, twenty-six acres of Capt. Wm. McGray. The deed says that the land sold began a "few rods eastward and of my house and nearly the same distance from the Northwest corner of the Meeting House." The old Herrick parsonage was burned a few years ago. His children were as follows:
The family of Jacob and Abigail (Scott) Herrick were, besides two who died in infancy:
Deacon John Hibbard and family and James Hibbard his son were warned out of town in 1791. They staid and lived on lot 77. John died 6 Dec. 1791. The wife of James was Sarah ---- He d. 19 Feb. 1837, aged 88 years. Their children were:
David Hooper bought 70 acres of Benjamin and Lydia "Lovekin " in 1796, on the lower County Road. His son Nehemiah married Tukey Mitchell of Freeport and settled here. The births of two children are recorded in Durham, Dummer Mitchell b. 3 Nov. 1803 and David b. 4 July 1804 (sic.)
John Hoyt, son of John, was born in the Block House in Scarboro Oct. 1738. He married, 17 Jan. 1765, Anna, dau. of William Hasty, who was also born in the Block House at Scarboro, 7 June 1744. They came to Royalsborough as early as 1773. He was a farmer and mariner. Lived on or near lot 125. He died Sept. 1823. His wife died in 1825.
John and Mary (Gerrish) Hoyt had children.
Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Gerrish) Hoyt had children. This family moved to Wilton.
Roger Hunnewell settled in Saco in 1654. His son, Lt. Richard Hunnewell was one of the leading inhabitants of Scarborough and a noted fighter of Indians, by whom he was killed. Richard's son Roger married Mary and died 13 June 1720, aged 45 yrs. He left several children, of whom Josiah married, 26 Nov. 1730, Rebecca Brown. They had ten children, of whom Benjamin, the seventh, married, 4 Nov. 1773, Phebe Larrabee. Their children were Benjamin Jr., Andrew, Robert, Moses, John, Lydia,
Mary and Phebe. It seems that all of them lived in Durham. Moses m. (Int. Rec. 21 Feb. 1807) Elizabeth McKenney. John m. 10 Aug. 1812 Susannah Turner. Lydia m. 31 Oct. 1811 Wm. McKenney.
Andrew Hunnewell, son of Benjamin, married, 5 Mch. 18404, Dorothy Webb of Scarborough. He was first taxed in Durham in 1803. He died 26 May 1863, aged 86 yrs. His wife died 28 Sept. 1863, aged 84 yrs. Their children were Gardner, Jonas, Loraine and Sarah.
Robert Hunnewell, born in Scarborough 1 Dec. 1777, married 13 June 1801 Eunice Foy, who was born in Gorham, 16 April 1783. He married (2) 16 Oct. 1811 Susannah, dau. of Vincent Roberts. He died in 1832. His second wife died 30 July 1852. He was living, in 1800, on lot 136.
Ch. by second marriage.
Jotham Johnson was born in Harpswell 20 Sept. 1784, son of Jonathan and Miriam (Booker) Johnson. He moved to So. Durham in 1810. He was a soldier through the War of 1812. Farmer and fisherman. It is said that he once went to the Bay of Fundy and with a companion caught 3360 cod in one day. Some regard this as a fish story. He united
with the Free Baptist church after he was fifty-three years old, and often spoke of it as the best day's work he ever did. He married in 1809 Mehitabel Hersey of Brunswick. Died 15 Dec. 1886, aged 102 yrs. 2 mos. 25 dys. 7 ch. His wife died 28 Feb. 1879, aged 91 yrs.
John Johnson and Elizabeth Reed married at Drumbo, Ireland, 20 Sept. 1791. He had a daughter Elizabeth by a former wife, born in Ireland 8 June 1782, who seems to have married Joseph Sawyer of Durham 9 April 1797. John Johnson died in Durham 15 April 1799. Three children are recorded.
The following children of William and Jane Johnson are recorded.
The following marriages we are unable to classify.
Ezekiel Jones born in 1728, as shown by a deposition, came from Falmouth. He married before 1757 Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Jewett) Conant, who was born in Falmouth 3 Oct. 1733. They lived at Saccarappa. They sold their land, 19 Jan. 1771 and in 1773 moved to Royalsborough. His name is on records of Royalsborough in 1774. Feb. 10, 1786 he bought 14 acres of land in Royalsborough of Samuel Brown. Nov. 28, 1800 he and wife Elizabeth sold 77 acres of Lot 35 to Thomas Pierce of Scituate, the farm now owned by David Crockett. A son Joshua Jones came with him to Royalsborough. He is first mentioned in 1781. He bought, Oct. 23, 1799, lot 96 of Abigail Lyman,
widow, of York. He married 17 April 1783 Dorothy Farr of Harpswell. Died about 1836. His family are recorded as follows.
Moses Jones lived and died on the homestead of his father. He m. (1), 1825, Sarah Hodgkins; (2) 21 Nov. 1844, Elizabeth Hodgkins, who died 22 Mch. 1870.
Thomas Jones who married Thankful ---- came "with two brothers" ( ?) from Wales in 1690 and settled in Hanover, Mass. Later he moved to Harpswell, Me. He had three sons:
The intentions of marriage of Noah Jones and Patience Joy were recorded in Brunswick to June 1774. He was one of the first settlers of Royalsborough and was last taxed in 1803. He with all his family moved to China, Me. Their children, born in Royalsborough, were:
Lemuel, son of Thomas Jones, born in Hanover, Mass. 30 July 1730, m. 7 Mch. 1751 Wait Estes, dau. of Edward and Patience (Carr) Estes. She was born 31 Mch. 1733. He bought, in 1792, lot 9 of David Dunning. It may be that he bought it for his son Israel who afterward lived there. Lemuel Jones was a preacher in the Friends' Society. He had twelve children.
EDWARD JONES, mentioned above, m. 11 Nov. 1784 Mary, dau. of Reuben and Eliza (Varney) Tuttle, born 24 Mch. 1765, died 15 Jan. 1804. He m. (2) Eleanor Morrison, born 22 July 1775, died 21 Jan. 1847. He died 6 Dec. 1833. The register of his family is copied from the Records of the Friends' Society in Durham, and from family records.
Children of Edward Jones by second marriage.
Silas, son of Edward and Mary (Tuttle) Jones, lived in Windham. Whether he was born in Durham is uncertain. He m. (1) 3 May 1827 Seviah Goddard, who died 28 April 1835; m. (2) Lois Brown b. 16 July 1808; d. 2 Aug. 1887. He died 9 Oct. 1863. 4 ch. by first marriage; 8 by second.
Rev. Robert Jordan was established on Richmond Island in 1641. He married Sarah, only child of John Winter, and died in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1678, aged 67 years.
Secomb Jordan was fifth in descent from him. He was son of Noah Jordan and was born at Cape Elizabeth in 1764. He married 15 July 1787, Sarah Robinson and died in Durham Aug. 1825. His wife died 1 Oct. 1827. He settled in Durham, moved to Lisbon, thence to Brunswick and back to Durham. He was a farmer and also kept store in a shop near where Everett Macomber now lives. Dept. Sheriff, Selectman (1818-1820), Representative to General Court in 1812 and 1813, and delegate to form the Constitution of Maine in 1820. "Old Squire Jordan" is remembered as one of the leading men of Durham. A biographer says he was "subject to occasional bursts of violent temper." This is the worst thing ever said of him. His family were as follows:
Apollos Jordan married, 29 Nov. 1810 Sarah, dau. of Joshua and Anne (Simonton) Miller. Lived on lot 88. Died 20 Nov. 1827. His widow m. 24 Nov. 1833 Jeremiah Dingley. She died in Auburn 14 Jan. 1885, aged 93 yrs. She is well remembered for her kindness, generosity and piety. The familiar name, "Aunt Sally," shows how the neighborhood regarded her. All will be glad to see her portrait.
Secomb Jordan married (1) 31 Dec. 1840 Jane, dau. of John Hoyt of Durham, b. 5 Nov. 1819. She died 19 Mch. 1860. He married (2) 18 Oct. 1862 Mrs. Mary C. Hoyt, widow of John Hoyt of Yarmouth. She died 4 Jan. 1886. Mr. Jordan died 27 May 1889 in Malden, Mass. He lived in Durham till 1868. In his early life he was engaged especially in the manufacture of Sugar Boxes for export. He was a prominent member of the M. E. Church, and led the singing at the Union Church several years. His house was always open to pastor and people. The house in which he lived is now occupied by Ralph H. Hascall. He was a blameless Christian and a good citizen. Five ch.
JAMES JORDAN, son of Capt. Joshua, was born 20 Aug. 1780 at Cape Elizabeth and died 28 Jan. 1866. He married 26 Jan. 1805 Martha, dau. of John and Martha (Jordan) Robinson, and settled in Durham. Their children were:
There were three distinct families of this name.
Joseph Knight was living on lot 60 earlier than 1782. He married in Falmouth 1 April 1777, Laurana Getchell, who died 27 Mch. 1804. He married 22 Nov. 1804 Barsheba Mitchell. Besides five who died young the following children are recorded.
Mark Knight, born 8 Dec. 1756, lived near Woodford's Corner in old Falmouth. He married 4 Dec. 1785 Mary Hunt, born in Nova Scotia 6 June 1758. He died 30 Jan. 1835. His wife died 3 June 1850.
Francis Knight married, 28 Nov. 1810, Betsey, dau. of Amos and Betsey (Titcomb) Knight, who was born 13 April 1786 and died 17 Nov. 1824. He lived in Durham and died 27 June 1862.
Charles Emery Knight, born in Durham, 1 Oct. 1845, was educated in the school at South West Bend and in a Business College. He has for more than a score of years been connected with the Patron's Cooperative Corporation, 209 Commercial St., Portland, Me., first as book keeper and later as agent. He is fidelity and honesty personified. That statement will not be doubted by any one who knew him in his youth. His long employment in one firm bears evidence also to his business ability. The number of his friends is limited only by his acquaintances. He married 24 Oct. 1872 Oriana Louise, dau. of James Strout, Jr. She died in Deering 30 Jan. 1879. They had two children; Frank Herbert b. 30 July 1873, graduated at Bowdoin College in 1894; and Orie Louise b. 5 Jan. 1879.
The Knights of Durham, doubtless, descended from John of Newbury who came from Southampton, Eng., in 1635. He had a son John, born 1622, who married in 1647 Bathshua Ingersoll. Their son, Richard, b. 26 July 1666, married Elizabeth Jaques and had a son Henry b. 6 July 1697. This Henry is thought to be the one who with his wife Priscilla came from Newbury and united with the First Parish Church of Old Falmouth in 1746. Their son, Samuel, married in 1750 Mary Knight, and these were the parents of the Amos Knight who settled in Durham.
Amos Knight was born in Falmouth 27 Sept. 1758. He married, 23 Jan. 1784 Betsey Knight (some say Betsey Titcomb) who was horn 30 Dec. 1765. He was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1816 he bought of Israel Estes fifty acres of lot 29. He and his wife were buried on that farm.
Dea. Isaac Lambert, born in Abington, Mass. 9 March 1771; d. in Auburn 28 Jan. 1861. His wife died 26 April 1862, aged 85 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days. He married Mary Strout of Durham 3 Sept. 1795. He had a brother Asa who lived in Freeport and a brother Thomas who m. 19 Nov. 1795 Abigail Strout and settled in the southern part of Durham. Isaac Lambert settled on the northern half of lot 90 in 1801, and had a farm of 46 1/2 acres. In 1804 its estimated value was $88.35. He did not receive a deed of the place from Josiah Little till 18 Aug. 1813. The price then paid was $465.
Joshua Lambert lived for a while at Methodist Corner, but after the death of his brother Isaac took the old homestead, lot 90, and lived and died there, Aug. 30, 1890. His wife was born Dec. 25, 1805 and died Feb. 22, 1890. Their children were.
This family is of Huguenot extraction. Stephen Larrabee came from Malden to North Yarmouth. His son Thomas, born 1660 lived at Portsmouth N.H. and Scarborough, Me., where he was killed, with his oldest son Anthony, by the Indians 19 April 1723.
He was a man highly respected. His son Thomas 2d married in Portsmouth, N.H. 7 May 1715 Abigail Pitman. Their son Thomas 3d m. Mary Long. (Pub. at Falmouth 14 Feb. 1742.) They had a son Nathaniel, bap. at Scarborough 22 April 1753, who m. 11 Nov. 1773 Sarah, dau. of Josiah and Rebecca (Brown) Hunnewell of Scarborough, who was bap. 17 Sept. 1752. Nathaniel and Sarah Larrabee had at least three daughters and two sons, Thomas H. and Josiah. The last two settled in Durham.
Thomas H. Larrabee came as early as 1797. He married 1 March 1798 Anna Parker of Gorham. He lived on lot 140 till 1813, when he bought lot 135. He is remembered as a man of piety. He died 10 May 1850, aged 77 yrs. 1 mo. His wife died 17 Feb. 1843, aged 64 yrs. Their children were;
Josiah, brother of Thomas H. Larrabee, married (Int. Rec. 27 Dec. 1806) Eliza Libby of Scarboro' and settled in Durham. They had children
Dexter Larrabee was born in Durham in a log-house in 1810 and is still living. He m. Nancy Hunnewell. They had three children, Augusta, m. Emerson Bowie and lives in Auburn; Malinda m. James Jordan and lives in New Gloucester, and Amos D. m. Rosa Jordan and lives in Durham.
The Thomas Larrabee above mentioned as killed by Indians 19 April 1723 had a son John who m. 13 Jan. 1726 Mary Ingersoll of Kittery. Their son Jonathan settled in Durham. He was born in Scarborough 16 April 1748; m. 9 July 1771 Alice Davis; d. in Durham 20 Oct. 1836. His wife died in 1818. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He lived opposite Wm. D. Roak's. He had ch. John, Ichabod, Emma, all bap. in Scarborough 27 Sept. 1781; also William, Jonathan, Caleb, and Joanna who m. John Roak.
William, son of Jonathan and Alice (Davis) Larrabee was born in 1775; m. 8 Nov. 1807 Elizabeth, sister of Nathaniel Parker; d. 26 Mch. 1841. His wife died 29 June 1856, aged 70 yrs. Of their children Mary, Martha and Emeline d. young; Jane m. Jacob Larrabee; William A. m. Susan Sawyer; John P.; Hannah m. Zenas C. Arey; Stillman m. Martha Roak; Mary E. m. Wm. H. Rice; Martha m. George Barr.
Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Alice (Davis) Larrabee was born 21 April 1782; m. 28 Sept. 1809 his cousin Phebe Davis; d. in Hartford 12 Feb. 1853. 13 ch. A full genealogical record of this family may be seen in Ridlon's "Saco Valley Settlement," PP. 855-7.
Jonathan Libby, Jr. was born in Gray 31 Jan. 1812. He was descended from John Libby, born in England in 1602, settled in Scarborough about 1635. Jonathan Libby married 27 Dec. 1838 Matilda S. Bacon and lived in N. Yarmouth before moving to Durham in 1847. He was a cooper and engaged in business with E. Dow. He was Representative to the Legislature in 1869. He was a man highly esteemed for honesty and integrity of character. His affiliations were with the Universalist Church, but when that church had no service, he could always be seen on Sunday at the Union Church. He was a Republican, and that meant in his day a friend of temperance and freedom. His wife died 17 Dec. 1876. The children were all born in N.Yarmouth.
The ancestor of the Lincoln family was Samuel Lincoln who came from Hingham, Eng. in 1637, and settled in Hingham, Mass. He was a mariner and weaver. He died in 1690, aged 71 years. His son Mordecai settled in Scituate, Mass., in 1700, built a spacious house and was proprietor of saw and grist mills and of iron works. His son Mordecai Jr. went to Penn. and from him was descended Pres. Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Isaac Lincoln of Brunswick was a descendant of Isaac, son of Mordecai, Senr. of Scituate. John, who settled in Durham was, doubtless, a descendant of this same Mordecai Lincoln.
JOHN LINCOLN was born in Scituate, Mass., 18 (or 29) of Dec. 1743. Was a soldier in the Revolution. Married 21 Nov. 1779 his cousin, Ruth Stetson who was born 7 April 1740. Moved to Durham about 1791, and settled on the County-road. They had, besides Joshua who died in infancy, six children, all born in Scituate.
Nathaniel S. Lincoln, named above, lived in Durham opposite the old North Meeting House. He built the part now standing. The front, which was the house of John Dean and of Wm. McGray, was taken down in 1854, carried to Brunswick and is still the framework of a house on Noble St.
Elijah Littlefield son of Elijah and Mary (Stevens) Littlefield, probably of Kennebunkport or Wells, was born about 1755. He was a soldier of the Revolution. He m. (1) 4 Nov. 1781 Mary Tukey of Portland, who died about 1806; (2) Hannah Cooper. He was a cordwainer and farmer. He bought a farm in the southern part of Durham 8 May 1798, selling out in Portland.