Genealogical Notes Of Durham, Maine.
By Everett S. Stackpole.
Published By Vote Of Town.
Lewiston: Press Of Lewiston Journal Company. 1899.

Genealogies - MACOMBER to PROCTOR

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]






MACOMBER.
    This family is of Scotch origin. "William Maycumber, cooper," was of Duxbury in 1638. He was fined in 1644 "for speaking against the Indians." His descendant, Joseph Macomber of Middleborough, Mass., was born in 1732 and died Jan. 24, 1800. He married Betsey Kennedy, whose Scotch ancestors were among the first settlers of Plymouth. In the Revolution he was a Sergt. in Capt. Levi Rounsevel's Co., Col. D. Brewer's Regt. Enlisted May 5, 1775; time of service, three months, four days. He was afterward Lieut. and Capt. of Militia. Their children, all born at Middleborough, were;
    • Joseph b. 8 Sept. 1762
    • Thankful b. 21 Jan. 1764, d. 1854
    • Betsey b. 21 Mch 1765, d. 28 Aug. 1784
    • Nathan b. 2 Feb. 1767, d. 10 Aug. 1788
    • Frederick b. 19 Dec. 1768
    • ELIJAH b. 14 Oct. 1770
    • Judith b. 24 Aug. 1772
    • Olive b. 20 Mch. 1774
    • Lurana b. 19 Feb. 1778
    • Hannah b. 23 May 1780, d. unm. 28 Mch. 1827, she was a preacher among the Friends.

      Elijah Macomber came to Durham in 1801. He married at Windham, 6 June 1802, Eliza Swett, fourteenth and youngest child of Dr. Stephen and Sarah (Adams) Swett of Gorham.
        In the Revolution Swett was a Surgeon in Col. Edmund Phinney's 31st Regt. of Foot. He was descended from John Swett of Newbury, 1642, who came from Devonshire, Eng. Sarah Adams was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Adams of Durham, N.H. and sixth in descent from Governors Winthrop and Dudley of Mass.
      Elijah Macomber bought, in 1808, lot 83 of John and Sarah Bagley, heirs of Col. Jonathan Bagley. It is quite certain that he had been living on this farm some time before the purchase. His house stood a little north of where George Miller now lives and was burned many years ago. Here he kept a store and carried on the farm. He was Lieut. in the Militia, constable, and five times Selectman. Died 26 Sept. 1849. His wife, born 28 Sept. 1783, died 26 April 1853. Their children were;
      • STEPHEN b. 26 May 1803; m. 9 Nov. 1826 Sarah B. Francis; d. 30 April 1877 at Parkman.
      • JULIA ANN b. 26 Feb. 1805; m. 30 May 1822 Joseph Curtis of Lisbon; d. 30 May 1882 in Bangor. JOSEPH b. 6 Nov. 1806; m. 20 Oct. 1853 Mrs. Mary (Miller) McArthur; d. s. p. about 1890 in Abington, Mass.
      • ADAMS b. 26 July 1808; m. 10 Dec. 1832 Betsey Briggs of Minot; d. 8 Nov. 1853 in New Paris, Ind.
      • ELIZA SWETT b. 9 April 1810; m. 8 Nov. 1838 Samuel Owen Stackpole; d. 12 May 1888 in Brunswick.
      • WASHINGTON b. 10 Sept. 1812; m. 19 Sept. 1839 Abigail Davis; d. 12 Sept. 1874 in Lynn, Mass.
      • HORATIO M. b. 22 June 1814; m. (1) 28 July 1836 Mary Wingate; (2) Mrs. Phillips; d. about 1890 in Ind. See p. 71.
      • LEONARD b. 30 May 1816; see below.
      • JOHN b. 16 Mch. 1819; m. (1) 31 May 1846 Caroline Weston; (2) 22 Sept. 1875 Mrs. Mary F. Tufts; d. s. p. 26 Nov. 1883 in Lynn, Mass.

        Leonard Macomber was the only one of this family who lived long in Durham. He settled on the old Stoddard farm, lot 85, in 1856. He married (1) 28 April 1842 Eliza Jane Swett, who was born in Turner 8 June 1819 and died in Durham 27 Sept. 1851; (2) 1 July 1852 Louisa A. Teague, b. in Turner 8 Aug. 1828 and d. 14 Sept. 1852: (3) 1 May 1853 Abigail Gerrish, who died March 1868; (4) 7 April 1869 Sarah Alexander of Brunswick, born 15 Jan. 1824 and is still living. Leonard Macomber was a prosperous farmer, a good citizen, and was honored by being elected Selectman and Representative to the Legislature. He died 13 June 1889. By his first marriage there were, besides an infant, two sons: Joseph, b. at Turner 8 Jan. 1845, soldier in the Civil War and died at the rebel prison at Andersonville 29 (?) July, 1864: and George L., born at Durham 29 Nov. 1848. He also was a soldier in the Rebellion. Graduated at the State College at Orono and settled as a farmer and teacher at Windom, Minn. The only child of Leonard and Abigail (Gerrish) Macomber was Everett Leroy, born 4 Sept. 1854. He lives on the homestead.
MARSTON.
    Joshua Marston married Rebecca Sawyer and settled in the western part of the town early in the century. He died 20 Jan. 1884, aged 85 yrs. 8 mos. and 8 days. His wife died 28 Oct. 1885, aged 89 yrs. 8 mos. and 11 days. Their children were William K., Mariam, Sarah and Edward. William K. Marston died 22 Dec. 1883, aged 60 yrs. 11 mos. 24 days. His wife, Elizabeth died 26 June 1849, aged 26 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days. The details of the history and genealogy of this family could not be obtained after many inquiries.

McGRAY.
    Capt. William McGray came to Harpswell probably from Scituate, Mass.; thence to N. Yarmouth; and to Durham about 1781. He m. (1) July 1764 Susannah Turner, born at Scituate 8 Jan. 1742 and died in Durham 5 Feb. 1801; m. (2) 6 Aug. 1801 Peace Turner. It is not known when he died. The family name has long been extinct in Durham. Several of his family moved to Lisbon.
    • LEMUEL b. in Harpswell Oct. 1764; m. 1786 Sarah Strout. 2 ch. He died 4 Oct. 1788. Jeremiah b. 14 April 1787; Sarah b. 23 Jan. 1789. The widow of Lemuel McGray m. 1791, Nathaniel Gerrish.
    • MOLLY b. 2 Feb. 1767.
    • ELIZABETH b. 10 March 1769; m. 20 March 1788 James Wilson.
    • JOHN b. 10 Aug. 1771; m. 27 Oct. 1791 Rebecca Nichols.
    • SARAH b. 17 May 1774; d. 22 Dec. 1775.
    • WILLIAM b. 8 Oct. 1777; m. 25 Oct. 1798 Betty Mitchell.
    • ASA b. 18 Sept. 1780; m. 29 March 1801, Susanna Stoddard.
    • SALLY b. 1 Nov. 1783; d. 6 May 1784.

    A Samuel McGray m. Betsey Nichols and settled in Lisbon, and kept the ferry at S. W. Bend. He died 19 Mch. 1872. His wife died 28 Mch. 1872.

McINTOSH.
    John McIntosh a Scotchman came from Harpswell soon after 1780. Was a Revolutionary soldier from Harpswell. The name of his first wife is unknown. He m. (2) 29 Nov. 1810 Sally Mitchell.
    • JANE b. 13 Dec. 1778.
    • PEGGY b. in Harpswell 31 Dec. 1780.
    • JOHN b. in Royalsborough 20 Aug. 1785; d. 17 Jan. 1787.
    • HANNAH b. 19 May 1787; m. 10 Mch. 1808 Richard Clough.
    • NANNY b. 2 May 1789.
    • SUSANNAH b. 4 April 1792; m. 1808, Eliphalet Welch of Brunswick.
    • MERCY b. 16 May 1794; m. 26 Nov. 1812 Peter Parker.
    • EZEKIEL b. 15 May 1795; m. 29 May 1832 Miriam Estes.
    • WILLIAM b. 15 June 1796; m. 1821 Nancy Jennings of Farmington; m. (2) 18 Mch. 1837 Sophronia Jennings.
    • ALEXANDER b. 4 April 1798; m. 1 June 1826 Hannah Jordan.
    • DOROTHY b. 26 Oct. 1801; m. Isaac Estes.
    • ASENATH b. 25 June 1803; m. ---- Mitchell.

MERRILL.
    Roger Merrill, a Rev. Soldier, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Sargent) Merrill of Nottingham, N.H. was born at Newbury, Mass. 1 Feb. 1761. His ancestors came from England in the ship "Hector," in 1633. He m. in New Gloucester 2 Feb. 1785 Dorothy, dau. of Hon. John Cushing, then of Royalsborough, afterward of Freeport. They lived in Durham till 1802, where their first eight children were born; afterward in Portland and Litchfield. He was a mason by trade. The last part of his life was spent in Durham where he died 15 June 1852, aged 91 years, 4 mos. 15 days. His wife died in Litchfield 28 Dec. 1863. Their children were;
    • ORLANDO b. 30 June 1786; m. Sarah Wagg of Lisbon.
    • DOLLY b. 30 Sept. 1788; m. 1806 Wm. Bartlett.
    • JOHN b. 11 Dec. 1790; died at sea.
    • JONATHAN C. b. 20 Feb. 1793; see p. 219.
    • POLLY b. 5 May 1795; d. at age of 22 years.
    • BETSEY b. 8 Dec. 1797; m. ---- Robinson.
    • EDWARD b. 24 July 1800; m. 15 Oct. 1827 Mary Converse. Lived in New Bedford, Mass. Died 11 Sept. 1884.
    • CALEB b. 24 June 1802; d. 14 Oct. 1805.
    • WILLIAM b. 20 Sept. 1804; d. 9 Oct. 1805.
    • JESSE b. 17 Dec. 1806; d. 10 July 1813.
    • MARY S. b. 20 Sept. 1809; m. Aaron True of Litchfield 27 Jan. 1830. She died 16 April 1875.
    • SARAH b. 26 Dec. 1812; d. 19 Aug. 1813 in Portland.
    • INFANT b. 22 Nov. 1817; d. soon after.

      Jonathan C., son of Roger Merrill, born 20 Feb. 1793, married 12 April 1818 Sarah Joy of Portland. He worked at the trade of a cooper till about 1820, when he moved back from Portland to Durham and opened a hotel and country store. He was in trade and lumber business the greater part of his life and was known as an active business man, identified with all the interests of the town. He twice represented the town in the State Legislature and was on the Board of County Commissioners. He died in Durham 5 May 1865.
      • SARAH E. b. 19 Nov. 1820; m. Dec. 1858 Nathaniel Dunning. He died 22 July 1880, aged 83 yrs.
      • ABBIE H. b. 25 Aug. 1823; m. 3 Oct. 1842 William Merrill of Durham.
      • MARY C. b. 24 May 1827; m. Wm. E. Morris.
      • JOHN CUSHING b. 26 March 1830; m. 26 Jan. 1854 Marcia A. Cary. Their daughter Maria S. Merrill has long been a teacher of French in Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. Another daughter, Sarah J., lives with her father in Portland.

    John Merrill, of another family, married Lucy, dau. of Robert Plummer (Int. Rec. 2 June 1810) and died 8 May 1818, aged 28 yrs. 4 mos. Their son John, born in Brunswick 13 Oct. 1814, was the only one of their children who has descendants. He married, 12 April 1840, Eunice S., dau. of Theophilus S. Thomas. He died 17 June 1864 in New Orleans, being then a soldier in the Union Army.
    • PAMELIA T. b. 27 Mch. 1841; m. 27 Nov. 1862 Joseph Dennison of Freeport, born 14 April 1837, a Union soldier. He died 1 April 1876. One son, John M. Dennison, was born 31 July 1865.
    • JOHN H. b. 10 Jan. 1843; m. 12 Jan. 1874 Sarah Jane, dau. of Gardner G. and Sarah (Stackpole) Larrabee. They have one child, Alzo Selden, born 20 Aug. 1875.
    • WILLIAM H. b. 10 Jan. 1843; m. 9 June 1872 Laura E., dau. of Joseph and Jane (Randall) Osgood. Their children are FRANCIS W. b. 29 May 1873, d. 2 Aug. 1874; GEORGE E. b. 15 May 1875; HOWARD J. b. 25 Nov. 1877; SADIE E. b. 21 April 1880; PAMELIA J. b. 10 Oct. 1881; JOHN E. b. 28 April 1866; CHARLES b. 16 April 1888, d. 27 Oct. 1888; WILLIAM I. b. 26 Feb. 1893.
    • JOSEPH A. b. 14 Sept. 1845; m. 12 Jan. 1867 Elizabeth B. Pierce of Vassalborough. They have one son, Adelbert B., born in Topsham 24 Aug. 1869. Joseph A. Merrill now lives in Augusta, Me.
MILLER.
    Joshua, David and James Miller, brothers, came from Cape Elizabeth in 1792. James bought lot 95 in 1796 and sold the westerly part of it in 1806 to his brother Joshua, who sold it in 1832 to Edmund Titcomb. James Miller moved to Gardiner and later to Ohio.

    Joshua Miller was born in Cape Elizabeth 12 Oct. 1765. He married 16 Oct. 1787 Anne Wilson Simonton who was born 30 Nov. 1763. He has been described as "tall and lank" and his wife, "short and stout." He lived on lot 97. Here he died 22 Oct. 1852. His wife died 21 Jan. 1852.
    • JOSHUA JR. b. 9 Nov. 1788; m. Dorcas Wagg of Danville. For a long time they kept hotel at S. W. Bend, and were familiarly known as "Uncle Josh" and "Aunt Dorcas." Having no children they adopted and brought up several. They were highly esteemed. He died 6 Sept. 1862. His wife died 24 June 1869.
    • SARAH b. 22 Dec. 1791; m. (1) 29 Nov. 1810 Apollos Jordan; m.(2) 24 Nov. 1833 Jeremiah Dingley Esq.
    • ABIGAIL b. 4 June 1794; m. 12 Feb. 1815 James Strout of Durham; d. 3 Mch. 1819.
    • THEOPHILUS b. 21 May 1797; m. 1822 Anna Bridgham of Danville. He was killed 3 July 1830, at a muster in Brunswick, by a wad from a cannon discharged by William Card. He was drummer for a military company. His widow married Robert Bowie. A son Wm. B. Miller b. 8 April 1823; m. 2 Nov. 1845 Irene G. Tyler and d. 2 May 1858, leaving a daughter who is now Mrs. Sarah Morse of Auburn.
    • WILLIAM b. 4 April 1800; see below.
    • MARY b. 28 Aug. 1803; m. (1) 15 Sept. 1836, her cousin, Peter McArthur of Limington; (2) Joseph Macomber of Durham. She died in Durham 7 May 1868.
    • JOHN b. 13 May 1806; see p. 221.

      William, son of Joshua and Anne (Simonton) Miller married 23 Feb. 1826 Betsey, dau. of William and Hannah (Stackpole) Webster. Farmer at "Methodist Corner." Died 26 Aug. 1856.
      • SIMON b. 10 May 1828; m. 27 Feb. 1856 Josephine, dau. of William and Abbie P. (Wescott) Robinson; was for some time a trader in Durham. Died in Lewiston 3 Jan. 1883. They had two children,
      • Gertrude W., who is a teacher in Lewiston, and William R., who is an architect in the same city.
      • WILLIAM S. b. 13 Dec. 1830; m. 18 Feb. 1863 Melissa J. dau. of Elisha and Mary (Tyler) Strout. He lives on the old homestead at "Methodist Corner." Has one son, Frederick Henry b. 14 Feb. 1865; m. 21 June 1893 Julia L. dau. of Andrew and Fanny (Libby) Fitz. This son is one of the Selectmen of Durham.
      • HANNAH E. b. 22 Feb. and d. 5 Mch. 1835.
      • JAMES HENRY b. 7 July 1839; m. Annie Johnson of Bridgton. He is remembered as a musician. Resides in Bowlder, Montana. Their only son, Frank C., was accidentally killed Nov. 1896, at Bowlder, aged 20 yrs.

      John Miller (See Biog. Sketch) married 2 Dec. 1830, Hannah dau. of Samuel and Catherine (Clark) Robinson. Lived on the homestead. Died 5 Dec. 1869. Three children.
      • JOSEPH b. 5 Nov. 1832; m. 5 May 1858 Mary E. dau. of Benjamin Burgess. He was a farmer on the River Road, afterward a builder in Lewiston and Cambridge, Mass., where he died 24 May 1896. He was my old Sunday School Teacher, and I revere his memory. I was present at his death and officiated at his burial in Lewiston. He left two children, Florence and Charles.
      • ANGELIA b. 26 July 1834; d. 28 Feb. 1888.
      • SAMUEL b. 11 Feb. 1837; m. 19 Nov. 1863 Elizabeth Hodgkins of Greene. He used to teach the Singing Schools, and was a man of piety and refined spirit. He died triumphantly 19 Nov. 1869 in Lewiston. Their children are Carrie, John W., Sarah R.

    David Miller m. in Cape Elizabeth 18 Dec. 1786 his cousin Elizabeth Miller. He settled in Durham on lot 96.
    • MARY b. 1788; unm.; d. Jan. 1844.
    • ELIZABETH b. 10 Jan. 1792; m. Wm. Wagg; d. 24 Nov. 1870.
    • DAVID b. 1794; m. Apphia Miller; d. 3 March 1877. His wife d. 30 April 1871, aged 78 yrs. Their children were Sarah d. 16 April 1855, aged 29; David, d. 24 May 1856, aged 32; Edmund, James and Mary E.
    • HUGH b. 1796; m. 1825 Sally Jordan, who was born 22 Jan. 1797 and died 13 Dec. 1886. He died 9 Oct. 1884. Their children were James Jordan b. 20 May 1826; Elizabeth b. 5 Jan. 1830; George W. b. 27 Feb. 1832, and Harriet D. b. 7 Sept. 1834.
    • JOSHUA b. 1800. Unm. d. Oct. 1887.
    • ANN b. 1806; m. 29 Jan. 1837, Abel C. McKenney; d. Jan. 1844.

    John Miller of Cape Elizabeth was born 4 Jan. 1745 and died 25 May 1820. He was probably son of John Miller who married Jane Craige in Falmouth (Int. Rec. 27 Aug. 1738). He was baptized at the First Parish Church in old Falmouth in 1752. He married, 15 April 1781, Mrs. Margaret (Johnson) McLellan of Gorham, widow of Alexander McLellan. She was born 22 June 1744 and died 20 Mch. 1820. They had, besides two children who died young, a son Samuel, born in Gorham 10 May 1786. The first wife of Samuel was Jane Brackett Smith who died Jan. 1812, aged 28 yrs., leaving one dau., Jane B. Miller. b. 8 Jan. 1812, d. 22 Nov. 1888. He married (2) Nov. 1817, Mary, dau. of Randall and Miriam Johnson, born 18 Mch. 1794. She died 20 June 1885. He died in Durham 21 April 1861. Their children were Elizabeth M., who married Emery S. Warren, and John, born in Gorham 22 May 1822.

    John Miller, in 1843, moved to Durham with his father, who with William Miller had bought of Joshua Miller the hotel at South West Bend. Thus it was known for many years as "Miller's Tavern." William Miller was in partnership but one year. John Miller sold, in 1871, to the present occupant, Abner Merrill. He afterward served as clerk in various hotels, including the Poland Spring House, the Elm House at Auburn and the Brighton House, at Brighton, Mass. He retired from business in 1877, lived at Durham till 1879, and then moved to Lewiston, where he died 11 Oct. 1881. He married, 28 June 1858, Kate White Miller, who was born in Cabron, Lincolnshire, Eng., 7 Dec. 1823. They had one daughter, Belle, born in Caistor, Eng., 23 Sept. 1873.

    Mr. Miller had a genial spirit and a kind word for all. Thus he secured many friends. He cultivated the habit of thinking charitably and speaking well of everybody mentioned. He was earnestly devoted to his business and accumulated thereby a property sufficient to enable him to spend his last years with his family in comfortable rest.
MITCHELL.
    William Mitchell is mentioned in Bagley's Account Book in 1772. His intentions of marriage with Elizabeth Clark were recorded in old Falmouth 21 April 1759. She was a sister to the Rev. Ephraim Clark, long pastor of the church at Cape Elizabeth. She probably came from Cape Ann, Mass. William Mitchell's sons in Durham were Peter, Thomas, William, Jr., Samuel, Richard and Robert.

      Peter married, 29 Nov. 1802, Kezia Ring and moved to Avon. She was accidentally burned to death in her old age. A son James lived in Letter E. Another son, Robert, lived in Gardiner. Peter Mitchell lived in Durham on the "Hallowell Road," south of the Gully, where Mr. Miller now lives. It was probably his father's house that stood back in the pasture, some little distance from the road.

      Thomas Mitchell owned a part of lot 70 and sold it to Martin Rourk. There is no record of him after 1807, when he was last taxed.

      William Mitchell Jr. married Avis Cushing in 1797. Lived on or near lot 121. Moved to Avon in 1834 and died about 1836. He used to work in the shipyards as a caulker. Nine children.
      • JOHN b. 19 Jan. 1798; m. 22 Aug. 1824 Lydia Spaulding of Durham. Moved to Avon, thence to Strong, and d. 1892. His wife d. 1893. Had 9 ch., three of whom are living. Isaiah Mitchell of Auburn is one of them.
      • WILLIAM 3d b. 28 Oct. 1799. Went to N.Y. and was never heard from.
      • ISRAEL b. 14 Sept. 1801; d. 1 Oct. 1801.
      • SILENCE m. John Smith and died in Avon.
      • AARON b. 1805; m. 28 July 1832 Susan, dau. of Rev. John Robinson of Lisbon. He died in Winthrop, Mass., in 1895. She died in Linden, Mass., in 1892, aged 85 yrs. Their children were Benjamin R., Dexter, Stanford, Avis, Hoshea, Nellie. They lived in West Durham, Auburn, North Durham, and finally the whole family moved to Mass. Stanford became a Universalist minister.
      • JAMES m. Anna Boston. Moved to Avon with his father. Settled and died at Poland Corner.
      • EMELINE m. Carr Barker; d. Out West after having lived some years in Phillips, Me.
      • BETSEY b. 13 Sept. 1807; m. 20 Oct. 1830 David Bowie of Durham; d. 30 March 1898.
      • CLARK m. Serena Boston. Lived and died in Avon. His son lives in Avon, Me.
      • MARY. Unm.

      Richard Mitchell married in Cape Elizabeth 31 Aug. 1788 Eleanor Webster. Lived for a short time in Durham on lot 92. Six ch. recorded.
      • PATIENCE b. 6 July 1789; m. int. 7 Aug. 1815 Jacob True of Pejepscot.
      • JOHN b. 14 Feb. 1792.
      • CHRISTOPHER b. 14 May 1795; m. Esther Penley of Danville. Lived on the Hotel Road. 9 ch.
      • LUCINDA b. 18 May 1797.
      • BENJAMIN b. 8 Aug. 1799; m. Hannah Penley of Danville. Lived on Hotel Road in Auburn.
      • JAMES b. 25 April 1802.

      Robert Mitchell married 25 April 1793 Sally Dyer of Durham. The following children are recorded:
      • HANNAH b. 26 Aug. 1794; m. int. 27 Aug. 1814 Riggs Getchell of Durham.
      • POLLY b. 18 July 1796; m. 30 May 1816 David Lincoln of Durham.
      • DAVID b. 23 Feb. 1798.
      • JANE b. 1 Oct. 1800; m. James Fowler of Unity, Me.
      • FRANCIS b. 13 March 1803.

      Samuel Mitchell was born 18 Dec. 1766; m. 19 Nov. 1802 Betsey Dingley, who was b. 24 Nov. 1776 and d. 3 Feb. 1853. He d. 21 July 1835. They lived on the southern half of lot 90.
      • WILLIAM b. 1803; d. 22 Oct. 1823.
      • ELIZA b. Aug. 1805; m. Deacon Bangs of Sabattus; d. Aug. 1856.
      • ISAIAH b. 1809; d. 13 Nov. 1823.
      • SALLY b. July 1811; m. Sargent Whittum. Lived in Sabattus and Lewiston, Me.
      • MARY b. Oct. 1813; d. 21 April 1863.
      • SAMUEL b. June 1815; m. (1) Harriet Eveleth; (2) 19 Sept. 1858 Laura W. Jones. Died in Durham 12 Jan. 1869. His sons, George and Alvah, live in Boston, Mass.
      • ISRAEL b. 15 Sept. 1817; m. 26 Oct. 1847 Eliza Fowler of Unity; d. 22 Dec. 1891. Lived on the homestead in Durham many years. Died in Lewiston. 4 ch. James and Alonzo died young. Emma and Mrs. Martha Lufkin live in Lewiston, Me.
      • SUSAN b. June 1822; d. 21 April 1897. Unm.
MOULTON.
    Samuel Moulton, probably son of Henry, was born in Lisbon 18 Nov. 1782, married, 2 Feb. 1806, Wealthy, dau. of Josiah Day of Durham and died in Lee, Me., 27 Nov. 1866. His wife born 22 Oct. 1782, died in Lee 17 Aug. 1849. The town records say she was born 4 Nov. 1782. The record of this family may be seen in the History of Litchfield.

      Jeremiah Moulton, son of Samuel, born 9 Sept. 1808, married, Dec. 1830 Phebe, dau. of Josiah Day, Jr., and died in Durham 6 June 1889. His wife, born 30 July 1810, is still living.
      • AUGUSTA W. m. 26 Jan. 1853 Daniel B. Blethen. Died 22 May 1897, aged 65 yrs. 7 mos.
      • J. ELVIRA m. G. Wendell Blethen.
      • MERCY E. m. Elisha Day.
      • LORENZO D. d. 1 Sept. 1863, aged 24 yrs. 7 mos.
      • ALBERT d. 27 Dec. 1885, aged 44 yrs. 11 mos.
      • JOSIAH d. 8 Nov. 1857, aged 14 yrs. 5 mos.
      • CORRIS A. d. 3 May 1852, aged 6 yrs. 7 mos.
      • LAURA E. m. Otis S. White.
      • LEANDER H. m. Laura Eleanor Whitney. He is Principal of the High School at Lisbon Falls.
NEWELL.
    Ebenezer Newell born in Brookline, Mass. 18 Mch. 1747; m. 12 Dec. 1765 Catharine, dau. of James and Mary (Woodward) Richards. She was born in Newton 25 Dec. 1747. He moved to Cape Elizabeth, then to Durham in 1779, and settled on lot 66, which he bought of Charles Hill. His wife died 21 Nov. 1788. He m. (2) 13 July 1789, Hannah Sylvester of Harpswell. He was Lieut. in the Revolution and Town Clerk for several years. Died 20 Nov. 1791. His widow m. 19 Aug. 1802 Anthony Murray of Pejepscot.
    • EBENEZER b. in Newton, Mass., 23 Aug. 1767. See below.
    • ENOCH b. in Newton, Mass., 14 Feb. 1770. See p. 226.
    • WILLIAM b. in Newton, Mass., 25 May 1772. See p. 226.
    • SALLY b. in Cape Elizabeth 20 Nov. 1773; m. 4 April 1791, David Gross of Pejepscot. 12 ch; d. 28 June 1859. He died 3 Jan. 1837.
    • DANIEL b. 5 Oct. 1775. Unknown.
    • JOHN b. 20 July 1778; drowned when a young man.
    • MARY b. in Royalsborough 20 April 1781; m. Mr. Bond of Jay.
    • JESSE b. 20 July 1783; d. at sea. Unm.
    • SAMUEL b. 25 July 1785; Missionary. See Sketch.
    • BARSTOW, only child of second marriage, b. 10 April 1791; died in War of 1812 of sickness.

      Ebenezer Newell m. 10 June 1789 Elizabeth Jackson of Cape Elizabeth, b. 19 Jan. 1771 and d. 21 July 1851.
      • JAMES b. 12 Jan. 1790; see p. 227.
      • NANCY b. 23 Jan. 1792; m. 4 Feb. 1813 James Cushing; lived in Atkinson.
      • CATHERINE b. 4 July 1793; m. 6 Dec. 1860 George Crawford, Senr.
      • ELIZABETH b. 19 Oct. 1795; d. 18 May 1798.
      • JOHN b. 18 Sept. 1797; m. 20 Jan. 1820 Sagy Strout; moved to New Portland.
      • SARAH h. 19 Mch. 1800. Unm.
      • ELIZA b. 4 Feb. 1802; m. (1) John Whitney of Freeman and had one daughter who m. Israel Newell of Durham; (2) Mr. Gould.
      • MARY b. 30 Sept. 1803; d. 3 April 1805.
      • EBENEZER 3d b. 7 Sept 1805; see p. 227.
      • LORENZO D. b. 13 Aug. 1807; m. (1) Sally Weathern; (2) her sister Sibyl; (3) Ann Walker; he is living in New Vineyard.
      • SAMUEL G. b. 11 May 1810; m. 15 Sept. 1833 Sophia Ann Tyler, b. in Pownal 31 Mch. 1814. He died 2 Nov. 1883. Ch. Harriet C. b. 22 Aug. 1834; Mary E. b. 26 Dec. 1835; Roscoe G. b. 15 Sept 1837; Zebulon T. b. 15 July 1839; Charles E. b. 22 July 1841; Frederick H. b. 13 July 1843, d. 2 Oct. 1844; Annie T. b. 29 April 1845, d. 17 April 1846; Alfreda B. b. 8 Oct. 1846; Franklin H. b. 1 Sept 1848; Everlin F. b. 17 May 1851; Alfred E. b. 11 Jan. 1856, d. 31 Oct. 1860.
      • RALPH J. b. 31 Aug. 1812; d. 11 Mch. 1814.

        Enoch Newell m. 28 July 1793 Hannah Bagley; d. 18 Mch. 1848. She was b. 14 June 1773 and d. 6 Oct. 1843.
        • O. ISRAEL BAGLEY b. 5 April 1794. Minister. See sketch.
        • ENOCH JR. b. 19 June 1796; m. Mary W. Freeman. Had one son Frank, who lives in Cal. Enoch died 2 Sept 1825. His widow m. (2) Edward Newell.
        • HANNAH b. 1 June 1798; d. 25 Mch. 1805.
        • LORA b. 20 April 1800; d. 22 Mch. 1805.
        • EBENEZER b. 16 April 1802; m. 29 Aug. 1830 Nancy Newell. They had ch. Augusta b. 4 April 1831; m. Mark Knight. Israel b. 28 Sept. 1832; m. --- Whitney. Rose Anna m. Joseph Varney.
        • EDWARD b. 16 Mch. 1804; see p. 228.
        • FREEMAN m. 21 July 1839 Harriet J. Gould of Lewiston. Kept a music store in Lewiston many years.
        • DANIEL b. 23 Nov. 1849; see p. 227.
        • STILLMAN b. 1816; m. Elvira Berry; d. 1847. His widow m. Rev. John Elliott. Stillman Newell's daughter Mary m. S. J. Abbot and d. 20 Feb. 1861, aged 22 yrs. 3 mos.
        • Another daughter Philo T. m. Daniel B. Newell.
        • MARY m. 1844 Jeremiah Mitchell of Pownal.
        • HOSEA m. and d. in Yarmouth. Had children Charles, Esther and Ellen.

        William Newell m. 19 Feb. 1797 Anna Hoyt. Their children were.
        • JOHN b. 7 April 1798; m. 30 Nov. 1820 Lucy Vining; d. 28 Dec. 1884. Ch. Tila b. 19 Jan. 1823; m. --- Thoits; Lucy Ann b. 21 Jan. 1825; Maria b. 27 Jan. 1829; Joseph b. 14 June 1831; Harriet b. 18 Feb. 1834, m. 16 June 1857 Christopher Moses.
        • WILLIAM b. 23 Mch. 1800; d. 3 Jan. 1881. Unm. Col. of Militia.
        • NANCY b. 3 Sept. 1802; m. her cousin Ebenezer Newell; d. May 1880.
        • DAVID b. 20 Jan. 1805; see p. 228.
        • SAMUEL b. 3 April 1807; m. 30 Dec. 1832 Deborah Sawyer; d. 30 June 1864. A dau. Sarah N. was b. 3 Feb. 1835 and m. Frank Morrill Esq.
        • JOSEPH b. 29 Aug. 1810; d, in Havana, Oct. 1830.
        • HARRIET A. b. 13 Jan. 1813; m. 25 Aug. 1830 Wm. Wallace Strout; d. 21 June 1898.
        • KATHARINE b. 21 Nov. 1815; d. 1816.


        Ebenezer Newell 3d m. 25 Mch. 1828 Mary Snow. He lived as a farmer in Durham, and was a Christian man of unblemished character. He died in Lisbon 13 Dec. 1894. His wife died 20 May 1874.
        • HANNAH b. 2 Dec. 1828; m. 9 Nov. 1849 Isaiah Philbrook.
        • ELIZABETH C. b. 13 Mch. 1830; m. 14 Oct. 1856 James Green.
        • JOSHUA S. b. 12 Mch. 1832; m. 6 April 1855 Ann B. Dunning; lived in Topsham.
        • EBEN b. 17 April 1834; m. 31 Aug. 1855 Hannah R. Dunning; ch. Nettie and Adelbert.
        • MATILDA CAROLINE b. 14 Feb. 1840; m. 13 July 1869 Luther B. Newell of Durham.
        • ELISHA S. b. 2 Oct. 1836; m. 31 Aug. 1862 Angie M. Roak. Res. Farmingdale.
        • HENRY F. b. 6 July 1842; m. 22 Oct. 1864 Emma, dau. of George P. Day. Res. Brunswick. Farmer.
        • GEO. ALBERT b. 2 Mch. 1847; m. 15 April 1875 Mary E. Lowell. Res. Windham.

          Daniel, son of Enoch and Hannah (Bagley) Newell b. 23 Nov. 1809; m. 13 Oct. 1839 Emily King Harmon. He died in Durham 13 Jan. 1887. She died 3 Oct. 1860, aged 43 yrs. 1 mo. He m. (2) 4 June 1861 Sarah J. Owen. 4 ch. by first marriage.
          • ENOCH b. 2 Dec. 1842; m. 1865 Etta M. Toothaker of Pownal. He is a preacher in Michigan. See p. 75.
          • LORA b. 15 May 1844; m. 7 March 1868 Georgiana Toothaker, sister to his brother's wife. Went West.
          • DANIEL B. b. 3 Jan. 1848; m. April 1869 Philo T., dau. of Stillman Newell.
          • HARMON b. 2 Dec. 1850; m. Harriet Noyes in Cal.

        James, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Jackson) Newell born 12 Jan. 1790; m 24 Dec. 1818 Mrs. Susanna (Vining) Tracy.
        • HENRY J. b. 26 May 1819; m. Harriet Hutchins. See p. 75.
        • JULIA R. b. 27 Aug. 1820; m. Nov. 1848 Hiram J. Trask.
        • SUSAN G. b. 14 May 1822; m. 16 Dec. 1849 Wm. W. Knight.
        • JAMES b. 14 April 1824. See p. 228.
        • ELHANAN W. b. 8 Feb. 1826; d. 11 Nov. 1826.
        • JOHN V. b. 20 April 1829; m. Oct. 1853 Abbie Weeman of Lisbon. Methodist minister. See p. 75.
        • ELIZABETH P. b. 5 Dec. 1832; m. 26 Sept. 1852 Joseph Weeman.

          David, son of William and Anna (Hoyt) Newell, was born in Durham 20 Jan. 1805. See p. 68. He married 27 Aug. 1825 in Gorham, Me., Jane S. Brackett and died in Gorham 2 Mch. 1891. She died 2 April 1877, aged 71 years.
          • WILLIAM B. b. in Portland 12 Jan. 1827; m. 16 June 1850 Susannah K. Weeks. Two children. Ida Ella b. 12 Jan. 1852, and William Henry b. 16 April 1854.
          • CHARLES C. b. in Otisfield 11 Aug. 1831. In the rebellion, he was Capt. of Co. A, 24th Maine Regt. Died at Port Hudson, La. 14 July 1863. 1886.
          • HARRIET ATWOOD b. 29 Sept. 1836; d. 7 Jan. 1886. Teacher for many years in the public schools.
          • MARGARET B. b. 22 April 1838; m. Joseph W. Libby. Died at Ocean Park, Old Orchard, 7 Sept. 1896.
          • HENRY H. b. 5 Nov. 1840; soldier in the Rebellion. Died at Alexandria, Va. 28 Nov. 1861.
          • LIZZIE A. b. in Durham 27 Sept. 1846.

          Edward, son of Enoch and Hannah (Bagley) Newell, b. 16 Mch. 1804, m. his brother Enoch's widow, Mrs. Mary W. (Freeman) Newell, who was born 4 Nov. 1798 and died 6 Mch. 1889. Edward Newell lived as a farmer on lot 69, and died 6 Oct. 1864. Ch.
          • EDWARD lives at West Durham.
          • FREEMAN m. Mary Roberts; lives in Brunswick.
          • HOWARD lives in Cal.
          • THOMAS lives in Cal.
          • FRANCES m. ---- Bangs. Deceased.

          James, son of James and Susanna Newell, was born 14 April 1824. He married, 11 June 1848, Sarah Webster Herrick, dau. of Thomas Herrick, born in Harmony, Me., 8 May 1826. He resides in Durham. The children were all born in Durham.
          • DELIA FRANCES b. 9 Dec. 1849; d. Sept. 1852.
          • CATHIE SUSAN b. 29 Dec. 1851; m. Wm. H. Thomas.
          • DELIA FRANCES b. 1 July 1853; m. 5 Feb. 1880 Isaac Hacker of Brunswick.
          • MARY VINING b. 17 Oct. 1854; m. 4 Aug. 1872 Revillo M. Strout.
          • HATTIE HERRICK b. 27 April 1862; m. 3 Nov. 1880 George H. Hascall.
          • FRED WEBSTER b. 22 Dec. 1865.
NICHOLS.
    Capt. Samuel Nichols of Reading, Mass., married at Cape Elizabeth, 10 Nov. 1767 Rebecca Wimble, who was born 7 Nov. 1748. He settled in Royalsborough earlier than 1778 on lot 80 and built his cabin where now is Prescott Strout's orchard. He was a master mariner.
    • THOMAS b. 1770; see below.
    • BETTY b. 5 May 1778; m. 14 Nov. 1799 Oliver Stoddard.
    • SAMUEL JR. b. 15 May 1780; see below.
    • SARAH b. 22 April 1782.
    • JAMES b. 8 April 1784; moved "down East"
    • WILLIAM b. 7 June 1786; m. 25 Jan. 1813 Margaret Coffin. Lived in Lisbon.
    • MEHITABEL b. 24 April 1788; m. 25 Dec. 1805 David McFarland.
    • JOHN b. 7 June 1790. Lived in Boston. Sea Capt. Soldier in War of 1812, and two years in Dartmouth prison.
    • LEMUEL b. 27 April 1792; m. 23 June 1811 Sally Merrill; d. in Bangor, 1887.

      Thomas Nichols, born 1770, m. 20 Aug. 1794 Peggy Smith and lived in Durham near New Gloucester line.
      • MARGARET m. 3 Dec. 1818 Reuben Farr.
      • BETSEY m. 3 April 1817 Samuel McGray.
      • THOMAS m.(Int. Rec. 3 Sept. 1828) Esther Fickett; d. 5 Nov. 1874. aged 71 yrs. His wife d. 23 May 1872, aged 67 yrs.
      • REBECCA b. 12 July 1802; m. Abel S. Bowie.
      • MARY JANE m. 1 Dec. 1831 George Lufkin.
      • DAVID m. 9 Feb. 1832 Margaret A. Doane.
      • JOHN m. 21 Sept. 1837 Rebecca M. Dunham.
      • ENOS. Unm.
      • WILLIAM, died young.

      Samuel Nichols Jr. married (Int. Rec. 24 Sept. 1803) Esther Coffin of Freeport. They lived a long time on lot 87. He died 3 May 1861. His wife died 5 Aug. 1857, aged 76 yrs. 10 mos.
      • ELIZA b. 14 Sept. 1806; m. 26 June 1836 John Davis of Freeport.
      • HERBERT m. 1826 Mary Ann Wilson of Lisbon.
      • BARNARD b. 3 April 1810; m. Penelope Blaisdell of Yarmouth.
      • ESTHER m. 21 Nov. 1833 John Fogg of Freeport.
      • BARTON m. Sarah Hackett of Lewiston. Moved to Iowa.
      • GRACE m. Roland Sylvester.
      • AURELIA m. Roland Sylvester.
      • URSULA b. 11 May 1817; m. Roland Sylvester 2d.
      • LOUISE m. Charles Green of Lisbon.
      • SAMUEL, died at age of nineteen.
      • MARY, died young.
OSGOOD.
    William Osgood, born in England in 1609, was in Salisbury, Mass., as early as 1640. He died in 1700. The Osgoods of Durham were descended from him through William, Nathaniel and David. Two brothers, Nathaniel and Aaron came from Salisbury to Durham in 1779. Feb. 7 of that year they bought of Jonathan Bagley 542 acres of land on the west side of the County Road near the Freeport line. They held these lands in common till 1797.

      Nathaniel Osgood was born in Salisbury, Mass., 12 Aug. 1747. He married Sarah Bradbury. Their three sons were born in Deerfield, N.H. He died in Durham 10 Dec. 1838. He was a soldier in the Revolution. His descendant, John D. Osgood, has a gun taken by him at the surrender of Burgoyne.
      • BENJAMIN b. 8 Feb. unm. See below.
      • DAVID b. 25 July 1777. See below.
      • JOSEPH b. 13 Aug. 1779. See p. 231.

        Benjamin Osgood, son of Nathaniel, settled in Durham on lot 104. He married (1) 20 April 1797 Mary Weston of Freeport. She died 8 Sept. 1817. (2) 23 March 1828 Hannah Hill of No. Yarmouth.
        • NATHANIEL b. 22 Nov. 1797; d. young.
        • BETSEY b. 29 Sept. 1799; m. 5 May 1820 William Harrington.
        • STEPHEN b. 20 Dec. 1801; d. 27 Dec. 1871. Farmer in Wis. Unm.
        • BENJAMIN b. 6 May 1804. Lived in Marion, Wis.
        • MARY b. 13 Sept. 1806; m. 25 Nov. 1825 Benjamin Harrington of Durham.
        • JOSEPH b. 14 Sept. 1809; m. 29 Nov. 1849 Jane Randall of Freeport. Lived in Durham. Ch. Laura E. b. 30 Aug. 1850, m. 9 June 1872 Wm. H. Merrill of Durham; Albro J. b. 31 March 1853; Sarah F. b. 29 June 1855, m. Willard N. Temple.
        • WILLIAM B. b. 10 Oct. 1812; m. (1) 12 June 1841 Elizabeth Conant, who died 21 Jan. 1853; (2) 12 March 1867 Maria H. McClee. 3 ch. He lived in Lewiston.
        • SARAH b. 10 May 1815; m. 24 May 1840 Nathan Weston of Yarmouth.
        • JOHN H. b. 24 Nov. 1829. Res. Bloomfield, Cal.
        • LUCY A. b. 29 Feb. 1832; m. Charles Brown.

        David Osgood, son of Nathaniel, m. (1) 29 July 1798 Lettice Hoyt, who died July 1810; (2) 25 Nov. 1811 Elsie Duran, who died 26 Jan. 1833; (3) 1 Jan. 1836 Mrs. Deborah Bicknell of Freeport. He was a farmer of Durham.
        • SARAH b. 3 Feb. 1799; m. 24 Aug. 1817 Barzillai Richards of Durham.
        • DANIEL b. 1800; d. young.
        • DAVID b. 1802; d. young.
        • FLORILLA b. 6 Dec. 1803; d. 17 Sept. 1867 in Durham.
        • ANNA b. 2 March 1805; m. 24 Dec. 1829 Nathaniel Stetson of Durham.
        • DAVID b. 27 Feb. 1807; m. 17 May 1832 Olive Nason of Minot. Lived in Turner. Died 9 May 1873. 8 ch.
        • BRADBURY b. 27 Nov. 1808; m. ---- Nov. 1832 Sabra Davis. Farmer in Durham. Died 3 Sept. 1834. One son Henry B. b. 10 July 1833, lives in Boston.
        • JOSEPH b. and d. 1810.
        Children by second wife.
        • NATHANIEL b. 5 Oct. 1812; d. 30 Aug. 1817.
        • ROSELINDA b. 27 Dec. 1814; d. 1 March 1846. Unm.
        • MARY J. b. 17 May 1817; d. 29 Dec. 1841. Unm.
        • JOHN D. b. 8 June 1819; m. 30 May 1849 Sarah A. Richards. She died 9 Sept. 1869. Farmer in Durham. Selectman for many years. 4 ch. Frederick W. b. 1849; d. 5 Sept. 1866; Isabel M. b. 19 Nov. 1853; d. 22 May 1864; Frank A. b. 3 Oct. 1857; Sumner b. 8 May 1859.
        • LUCY M. b. 19 Nov. 1822; d. 28 Nov. 1848.
        • REBECCA L. b. 3 May 1827; d. 10 Aug. 1829.

        Joseph Osgood, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Bradbury) Osgood, born 17 Aug. 1779, married 27 Nov. 1806 Loruhamah Gerrish. Lived in Durham and Litchfield. Died 17 April 1868.
        • SALLY b. 4 Sept. 1807; m. Daniel Libby of East Cambridge.
        • NATHANIEL b. 14 Aug. 1809; m. Elizabeth Kittson. Merchant of No. Bridgewater, Me.
        • ELBRIDGE b. 11 Dec. 1811; m. Maria Cobb; d. 18 Sept. 1838 in Machias. His wife died 15 Nov. 1840. One child, Maria, b. 1839, d. 28 Mch. 1846.
        • JOSEPH b. 31 Aug. 1818; m. 27 Sept. 1848 Martha Usher of Hollis. He was a celebrated physician; d. s. p. at Hollis Feb. 1849.

      "Mr. Aaron Osgood, son to David Osgood, which was the son of William Osgood of Salisbury, and Judah Gill his wife is the daughter of Samuel Gill of Salisbury, born Feb. 5th 1754." So say Durham Records. Judith Gill was born 19 Jan. 1758 and died 5 Nov. 1843. They were married 5 May 1779. Besides the land on the County Road he bought 44 acres of Jonathan Bagley in 1780, marked on the Plan of the town. His name first appears in Durham among the training men of 1787. His family, it is said, moved to Durham 16 April 1786. He was one of the Selectmen 1790-94 and 1799-1800. He died 5 April 1823. Eight children, of whom the first five were born in Salisbury.
      • BETTY b. 10 April 1780; m. ---- Jan. 1822 Dea. Jabez Merrill of Durham and d. s. p. 24 Aug. 1850.
      • DAVID b. 28 Jan. 1782; d. 25 April 1784.
      • SAMUEL GILL b. 11 March 1784. See below.
      • DAVID b. 2 Feb. 1786. See below.
      • AARON b. 13 Aug. 1788; d. 3 May 1818.
      • MOSES b. 11 Oct. 1791; d. in Durham, 3 Feb. 1879. Unm.
      • NATHANIEL b. 13 Feb. 1794. See p. 233.
      • ISAAC b. 7 March 1796. See Q. 233.

        Samuel Gill Osgood married 20 Nov. 1807 Sarah Gerrish of Durham. He lived in Durham as a farmer and had eight children.
        • LYDIA b. 29 April 1812; m. 24 Jan. 1838 Charles C. Stetson of Durham.
        • ORRIN b. 22 Nov. 1813; m. 14 June 1838 Mary Richards. Lived in Durham. Ch. Sarah E. b. 10 May 1840; d. 2 Feb. 1858. Everett b. 20 Aug. 1842; m. 1 Feb. 1866 Caroline S. Drinkwater, Lewiston. Carlton G. b. 10 Feb. 1848.
          • ELIZABETH b. 23 Feb. 1817; m. 2 April 1850 Jonas Davis of Poland and Durham.
          • ISRAEL N. b. 5 May 1820; d. 20 Sept. 1839.
          • SARAH G. b. 28 Aug. 1822; m. 16 Oct. 1859 Judge John Smith of Lewiston.
          • GILMAN b. 14 Jan. 1825. Res. Abington, Mass. Shoe-manufacturer.
          • ABBY b. 27 Feb. 1827; d. 1 April 1862. Unm.
          • EMMA A. b. 24 Oct. 1829.

        David Osgood, son of Aaron, married (1) 2 Feb. 1812 Sarah Duran of Durham; (2) 2 Feb. 1847 Hannah S. Small. Farmer of Durham.
        • A. TRUE b. 11 Oct. 1813; m. 6 April 1841 Caroline Randall, who died 24 Dec. 1863. Farmer of Durham. Six ch. Judith A. b. 3 Dec. 1843; m. and d. soon after. Mary C. b. 24 June 1845; m. Orrin S. Vickery. Emery A. b. 10 Sept. 1849; d. unm. Ellen S. b. 28 Oct. 1852. David R. b. 27 Sept. 1856; m. and L. in Freeport. Edward T. b. 12 June 1859; m. and L. in Freeport.
        • AARON b. 23 March 1815; d. 27 April 1817.
        • JUDITH A. b. 9 June 1817; d. 16 Feb. 1837. Unm.
        • AARON b. 23 June 1820; m. 14 Jan. 1848 Eunice S. Nevins of Lewiston. Died in Durham 25 Aug. 1853. Carriage maker and farmer, Durham. Two ch. ELIZA ETTA b. 24 Jan. 1850; d. 27 Dec. 1853. BRAINARD A. b. 23 Jan. 1853; m. Latina Todd. Lived in Lewiston. Died 9 March 1882. Two Ch.
        • EMERY b. 27 June 1825; m. 12 May 1850 Martha A. Woodbury. Cabinet-maker and farmer. Five ch. Residence, Gray.
        • DAVID B. b. 7 Jan. 1830; d. 8 Oct. 1850.
        • WILLIAM T. b. 2 March 1832; m. 21 Oct. 1855 Melissa J. Gerrish of Portland. Farmer, Durham. Ch. Evelyn M. b. 23 Nov. 1857. Harrison G. b. 28 Dec. 1859. Sarah F. b. 26 June 1862 and Addie.

        Nathaniel Osgood, son of Aaron, m. (1) 15 May 1831 Elsie Gerrish of Durham; (2) 14 Jan. 1858 Pamelia Landers of Townsend, Mass. Farmer and lumberman, Durham.
        • MARY L. b. 22 Feb. 1834; d. 16 Oct. 1863. Unm.
        • EDWIN G. b. 18 Feb. 1836. He enlisted in N.Y., 1861, in 14th U.S. Regulars. Killed in battle 1 Oct. 1864. Was one of Gen. McClellan's body guards.
        • JEREMIAH b. 21 Nov. 1840. Served three years in 13th Maine Regt.
        • PHEBE A. b. 4 Feb. 1843.

        Isaac Osgood, son of Aaron, m. 31 Aug. 1823 Mary Duran. She was born 9 Oct. 1795 and died 4 June 1861. They lived in Durham.
        • AARON b. 6 June 1824; m. 6 Dec. 1848 Harriet S. Richards. Farmer in Durham. Three children, GEORGE B. b. 6 Aug. 1850; HERBERT J. b. 16 May 1861;
        • SARAH R. b. 24 May 1863.
        • ISAAC b. 9 March 1828; m. 7 June 1853 Eliza C. Scott. Was a merchant at North Auburn. Six ch.
        • MOSES b. 9 May 1832; m. 4 Oct. 1858 Adelaide W. Gerrish. Farmer of Durham. Two ch. JENNIE P. b. 4 June 1860; WILLIS E. b. 20 Dec. 1862.
PARKER.
    James Parker, b. at N. Yarmouth 16 April 1744, m. 4 April 1774 Hannah Mitchell, b. in N. Yarmouth 15 Jan. 1752. They were in Durham earlier than 1786. He died 15 Oct. 1803. There is no record of their family. John Parker, said to have been a Rev. soldier, came from Cape Elizabeth before 1775. Married 3 Jan. 1765 Sarah Marriner. A sister m. Ebenezer Woodbury. Parker's children were;
    • JOSEPH b. 21 Nov. 1765
    • JOHN b. 11 Oct. 1767; m. 21 Mch. 1799 Sally Vining (?)
    • SARAH b. 29 Jan. 1770, m. (1) 1791 John Spades; (2) 10 Feb. 1799 Wm. Pitt Oliver
    • MERCY b. 21 June 1772, unm
    • MARY b. 18 May 1775, m. 28 Aug. 1794 John Robinson
    • NATHANIEL b. 29 Sept. 1777
    • EBENEZER b. 14 May 1780
    • PETER b. 17 Nov. 1782, see below
    • DEBORAH b. 8 May 1782; unm. Burned to death in her house at a very old age.

      Peter Parker, b. 17 Nov. 1782, m. 26 Nov. 1812, Mercy, dau. of John McIntosh and d. 7 July 1855. He was a farmer in the southern part of the town. His wife d. 21 June 1868, aged 74 yrs. 1 mo. 8 days. Their children were;
      • NATHANIEL m. 1831 Dorothy Plummer, d. 11 June 1854, aged 41 years, 6 mos
      • JOHN d. 9 Feb. 1853, aged 25 yrs.
      • WEALTHY d. 23 Sept. 1854, aged 23 yrs.
      • ANNA m. George Pollard, d. 21 Jan. 1855, aged 22 yrs. Her dau. Marcia m. Lyman Sawyer of Pownal
      • EUNICE d. 23 Sept. 1854, aged 32 yrs.
      • MARY C. b. 23 Mch. 1816, m. 10 Nov. 1842 Charles H. Knight
      • ALEXANDER M.; see Biog.
      • JACOB S. m. 7 Feb. 1848 Ruth, dau. of Nathaniel Parker. He lives in Deering.

    Nathaniel Parker married in Kittery, in 1769, Elizabeth ----, who was born there in 1745. He died at sea. She moved with her family from Gorham to Durham in 1802, where she died in 1858, lacking but few months of being 113 years of age. Of her daughters Rebekah m. Nathan Kimball of Buxton ; Polly m. William Riggs of Portland; Lydia m. Abner Wescott of Gorham; Sally m. Samuel Fickett; Anne m. Thomas Larrabee of Durham; Deborah m. Isaac Jenkins of York; Hannah m. Benjamin Fickett; and Elizabeth m. William Larrabee of Durham. Of her sons, Amos married (Int. Rec. 28 Jan. 1819) Charlotte Wormell; William married (Int. Rec. 8 Nov. 1816) Priscilla Wormell (both these settled in Guilford). Joseph lived in Cumberland; and Nathaniel lived in Durham.

      Nathaniel Parker married (1) 11 May 1811 Ruth Stetson, who died 25 Sept. 1826; (2) 14 Feb. 1828 Abigail Stetson, sister to Ruth; (3) 9 Oct. 1845 Abigail Wright, widow of Dr. Abijah Wright. She died 30 Sept. 1886, aged 91 yrs. 8 days. He lived on Parker Hill, lot 119. He was famous as a mover of buildings. His own house was the first one he moved, from near Methodist Corner to Parker Hill. I can see him now standing in the window of a gable in his old age (when younger he stood on the ridge-pole) and hear him shouting, "a little harder on your off string." Fifty yoke of cattle were tugging away. He was a genial man, much respected and beloved. He died in 1875, aged 95 years.
      • WASHINGTON b. 28 April 1812. See p. 235.
      • CHARLES b. 30 May 1813; m. Lucy Libby. Lives at Pownal Corner.
      • ELBRIDGE b. 15 Sept. 1815. Unm.
      • NATHANIEL b. 18 April 1817; m. 23 Jan. 1843 Sally Weeks. Lived and died in Durham.
      • SEWELL b. 18 Sept. 1819. Unm.
      • SEWARD twin to Sewell; d. 10 Feb. 1845. Unm.
      • REBECCA b. 11 June 1821; m. 9 Nov. 1851 Joshua, son of Wm. Parker of Guilford.
      • RUFUS b. 27 Feb. 1824; m. 23 March 1851 Lucy Stetson. Lives in Durham.
      • EDWARD b. 3 June 1825; d. 12 Sept. 1826. RUTH b. 31 March 1829; m. Jacob, son of Peter Parker.
      • ROUINA CAROLINE b. 23 March 1831; m. 15 May 1850 Joshua Robinson Jr. Lives on Orr's Island.
      • JOHN b. 3 March 1833; m. 28 Feb. 1856 Emeline Roak, dau. of John Roak. Lived in Durham.

        Washington. son of Nathaniel Parker, born 28 April 1812, married, 22 Oct. 1836, Elizabeth Haskins, who was born in Cape Elizabeth 25 July 1819. He lived in Durham till old age. Now resides in Auburn. He served two years as Selectman and was Captain in the militia. He was a successful farmer and a good citizen, and still affectionately remembers his native town.
        • RUTH ELLEN b. 16 March 1838; m. 1 Jan. 1859 Azariah Libby of So. Auburn.
        • CORDELIA FRANCES b. 12 March 1840; m. Ivory Bowie. Lives in Auburn.
        • SARAH ELIZABETH b. 23 Oct. 1831; m. Sumner Merrill of Durham.
        • LENDALL C. b. 14 May 1844; m. 21 Nov. 1869 Hattie W. Merrill. See below.
        • SETH AUGUSTUS b. 25 April 1846; m. Abbie, dau. of Wm. Proctor of So. Auburn.
        • WILLIAM H. b. 16 May 1848; m. Abbie North of Auburn; d. 17 May 1887.
        • ALMIRA S. b. 17 May 1850; m. Wm. G. Bessie.
        • EBEN H. b. 19 May 1852; m. Sarah Wagg.
        • ROSE EMMA b. 26 ---- 1854; m. Lewis W. Haskell of Auburn.
        • CLARENCE M. b. 7 July 1856; m. Jennie Damon.
        • FLORA M. b. 1 Aug. 1858; m. Dr. Emery Bailey of Auburn.
        • W. IRVING b. 17 Aug. 1860. Unm. Lives in Auburn.

          Children of Lendall C. and Hattie W. (Merrill) Parker.
          • DELIA M. b. 22 April 1871; ANNIE B. b. 12 Sept. 1877.
          • LIZZIE S. b. 13 Sept. 1879; FLORA B. b. 4 Aug. 1883.
          • ALICE M. b. 4 Mch. 1885; GROVER L. b. 6 July 1888.
          • CLARA E. b. 6 April 1891.
PEARSON.
    Thomas Pearson of Amesbury was settled on the County Road when it was built in 1770. On Noyes's Plan ninety-five acres are doubtfully assigned to "Fenner." It is quite certain that this is a mistake of some early copyist, and that Thomas Pearson owned that lot and sold it about 1795 to Nathaniel Gerrish and Enoch Bagley. He was not taxed after that date. He was supported, in old age, by the town, and was living in 1825.

    Samuel Webb married, 23 March 1786, Louisa Pearson. Daniel Green married, 11 May 1786, Martha Pearson. Samuel Harris married, 30 Oct. 1796, Rachel "Parson." These are thought to have been of the family of Thomas Pearson.
PIERCE.
    Thomas Pierce, Esq. was descended from Capt. Michael Pierce who came from England to America in 1645. He settled in Scituate, Mass., and was killed by Indians 26 March 1676. Thomas was son of Seth B. and Jemima (Turner) Pierce of Scituate. He was born 26 Aug. 1767; m. (1) 2 June 1793, Anna Beal, b. 4 Oct. 1771, d. 28 Feb. 1827; m. (2) 23 Jan. 1833 the widow of his brother John Pierce, nee Mercy Merritt of Scituate, b. 24 Jan. 1784, d. 4 April 1838. In his early years he was a sea-going man and made voyages to the West Indies as master mariner. He moved to Durham in 1800 and settled on lot 35, bought of Ezekiel Jones, the farm now owned by David Crockett. He was a surveyor and ran out many a line in Durham, Freeport, and Lisbon. Tradition says that he was sometimes shot at with salt and peas by discontented parties, while he was surveying. He was one of the Selectmen of Durham and for many years Justice of Peace. Twenty-seven marriages were performed by him in Durham between 1818 and 1831. After the latter date he moved to Lisbon and died there 21 June 1850.
    • SETH b. 3 June 1796; practiced medicine at Webster Corner. Justice of Peace; d. in Durham 5 May 1826.
    • LUCY B. b. 30 June 1798; m. 5 Nov. 1820 Solomon Crossman; d. 12 April 1868.
    • EMILY b. 30 Dec. 1804; m. 28 Nov. 1824 James Booker; d. 21 Aug. 1897.
    • ANNA B. b. 5 April 1807; m. 20 Dec. 1829 Joseph Moore, who was born in Newfield 3 Dec. 1803, and died in Lisbon 9 Sept. 1855. She d. 25 April 1880. They had ch. ELVIRA, m. Julius M. Corbett of Lisbon, ELIZA, ALONZO, GEORGE, JOSEPH E., AUGUSTUS, and THOMAS A. The Hon. Joseph E. Moore of Thomaston graduated at Bowdoin College in 1865, has been member of the House, is an Overseer of Bowdoin College and prominent as a lawyer and leader in the Democratic party.
    • IRA b. 14 Aug. 1810; m. (1) Phebe Stevens; (2) Julia B. Townsend; d. at Kenosha, Wis., 8 Jan. 1869.
PINKHAM
    Richard Pinkham was living on Dover Neck, N.H., before 1642. His son John married Rose Otis. Their son, Ebenezer, married 27 Nov. 1736 Sarah Austin. A son of Ebenezer was Andrew Pinkham of Harpswell, born in Dover, N.H., 18 Aug. 1746, m. 26 Sept. 1773 Rachel, dau. of Lemuel and Waite (Estes) Jones. She was born 2 Feb. 1754. May 5, 1777 he bought lots 7 and 8 of Joseph Woodworth of Harpswell, who had purchased them of Isaac Royall. As after the confiscation of Royall's property there might arise a question about the title, he took a deed from Daniel Humphrey, attorney for heirs of Royall, June 28, 1796. He died 13 Dec. 1805. His wife died 13 May 1840. They had, besides one who died in infancy, nine children.
    • MERCY b. 29 Nov. 1774. Unm. Blind many years.
    • PHEBE b. 21 Sept. 1776; m. Samuel Beal of Durham.
    • SARAH b. 24 Sept. 1778; d. 24 July 1797.
    • NICHOLAS b. 18 Feb. 1781; m. Alice Parker. Settled in Litchfield; d. 8 June 1847.
    • MARY b. 24 April 1783; d. 9 June 1827.
    • ESTHER b. 11 March 1785; m. 22 Feb. 1809 Adam Wing. Moved to Sidney, Me.; d. 16 July 1846.
    • JOHN b. 15 Mch. 1787; m. Hannah Will; blind, wandered into the woods and died 10 May 1865.
    • ANDREW b. 20 Jan. 1790; d. 29 Mch. 1821.
    • LEMUEL b. 7 June 1795; m. (1) Thankful Bailey of Harpswell. They had four children, Andrew, Rachel, Alonzo and Marcial, all of whom died unm. He m. (2) Eunice Libby of Pownal and had one daughter Narcissa who is still living in Durham. He died 10 July 1865.
PLUMMER.
    Francis Plummer, linen weaver, came from Woolwich, Eng., or from Wales, about 1633. He was in Newbury, Mass., in 1635. His wife Ruth died 18 Aug. 1647, leaving two sons Samuel and Joseph. It is thought that the Plummers of Durham are descended from Samuel. Five descendants of Francis Plummer, bearing his name, have been members of Congress. Gov. William Plummer of New Hampshire was one of them.

    There is some confusion in tracing the lineage of Robert Plummer since another person of the same name, son of Daniel and Joanna Plummer, is recorded as born at Cape Elizabeth 3 June 1762. He married, 26 Nov. 1788, Ruth Hatch and seems to have lived in Windham or Gorham.

    Samuel Plummer was taxed in Durham, 1798-1805, and a little later Joseph and Arthur Plummer. Luther and Daniel Plummer were taxed about 1810. Luther went West in 1817.

    Robert Plummer was born at Cape Elizabeth 1 Mch. 1761. He married 29 Aug. 1786 Zilpah Farr, who was born in Easton, Mass., 3 Nov. 1768. They settled in Royalsborough soon after marriage, not far from the Stone Mill.
    • WILLIAM b. 26 May 1787. Settled in Dover, Me. Had sons Loren and Horace.
    • LUCY b. 17 Sept. 1789; m. John Merrill. Lived in Durham.
    • JOHN b. 25 June 1791; d. 11 Nov. 1802.
    • ABIGAIL b. 16 Feb. 1792; m. Wm. Blake and went to Ohio.
    • ZILPAH b. 21 Jan. 1794; m. John Robinson; moved to Guilford.
    • HENRY b. 18 Dec. 1796. See below.
    • MOSES b. 21 April 1798; d. 17 Dec. 1821.
    • JAMES b. 17 July 1801; m. Esther Paul of Hallowell; d. in Richmond. Sons, John R. and William.
    • JOHN b. 9 Oct. 1807; m. 30 May 1833 Caroline Day; d. 21 Oct. 1887. Farmer in So. Durham. Ch. James m. Phoebe E. Richardson of Fairfield and resides in Augusta; Maria m. Edmund H. Soper of Auburn; and John H., who lives in Chicago.
    • DOROTHY m. Nathaniel Parker.

      Henry Plummer, born 18 Dec. 1796, was one of the most respected citizens of Durham. He bought the old Gerrish's mill about 1835 and operated the same as a saw and grist mill for many years. He was a licensed preacher of the Free Baptist Church, and was the prime mover in the building of the brick church near his residence, paying more than half the cost of the same. He was characterized by gentleness and justice, generosity and piety. He married (1) 18 Feb. 1819 Wealthy, dau. of Silas and Mary (Sargent) Estes b. 22 May 1800, d. 15 Jan. 1830; (2) Martha Lancaster of Richmond, who died 19 Nov. 1894, aged 91 yrs. mos. He died 18 Feb. 1876, aged 79 yrs.
      • SILAS b. 6 Oct. 1821; m. 23 June 1850 Emily, dau. of Thomas Estes; d. 12 Mch. 1882. Ch. Alice and William E.
      • MARY E. b. 24 Sept. 1823; d. 19 Oct. 1849.
      • GEORGE b. 7 April 1826.
      • CHARLOTTE b. 2 Jan. 1828; m. Henry Hackett.
      • EDWARD b. 4 Jan. 1830.
      Children by second marriage were.
      • WEALTHY b. 4 April 1832; m. her cousin, John R. Plummer; d. 16 Jan. 1886.
      • JOHN W. b. 19 June 1833; m. Harriet C. Wheeler of Bath; d. 12 Dec. 1880.
      • JOSEPH b. 7 Sept. 1834.
      • CHARLES B. b. 3 Feb. 1836; m. Abbie Taylor.
      • SUSAN b. 9 Sept. 1838; m. Webster Nevens.
      • MARGARET b. 10 Sept. 1839; m. Alexander Taylor of Falmouth.
POLLISTER.
    William Pollister, an Englishman, married 15 April 1802 Sally Brown in Scarborough, and settled in Durham near Rice's School House. He died 18 Sept. 1854, aged 79 yrs. 9 mos. 11 days. His wife died 18 Oct. 1861, aged 78 yrs. 8 mos. 5 days. Their children were Sarah m. Benjamin Lemont of Danville, William, George, Joseph, John, Ann, Hannah, Sewall and Stillman.

      William Pollister Jr. m. 1830, Phebe Kilby of Freeport; d. 9 Dec. 1896, aged 91 yrs. 1 mo. His wife died 20 Aug. 1882, aged 70 yrs. 7 mos.
PROCTOR.
    In 1635 John Proctor and wife Martha came from London. Eng., to Ipswich, Mass., in the ship "Susan and Ellen," and a few years later settled in Salem, Mass. Their son John, born in Eng., married (2) Elizabeth Bassett, and both were condemned for witchcraft in the famous craze of 1692. He was executed 19 Aug. 1692. She was released a little later. Samuel, their son, born in Danvers in 1680, came to Falmouth, Me., 1717-19, and married Sarah Brackett. He died 16 March 1765. His son Samuel 2d was born in Falmouth (Portland) 24 Nov. 1719 and married Eliza Johnson in 1745. Their son Samuel 3d was baptized in 1749 and married, 6 May 1784, Joanna Berry. He is mentioned in John Cushing's Diary as killed by the falling of a tree 29 Nov. 1795. The accident occurred in Lewiston on the site of the Continental Mill, and he was buried near by. He was a Revolutionary soldier. His widow married William Thompson, another Revolutionary soldier from Falmouth, and was living in Wayne in 1833.

        Thomas Proctor, brother of Samuel 3d, was born in Falmouth 2I June 1766 and was baptized at the First Parish Church 14 Sept. of the same year. He married (Portland Records say 13 Nov. 1792) Deborah Jordan, who was born 13 Sept. 1761. They settled on the River Road in So. Auburn on the farm now owned by Augustus Parker. The following children are recorded in Durham:
        • ELIJAH b. 6 Sept. 1793
        • TABITHA b. 24 Aug. 1795
        • ABIGAIL b. 13 June 1797
        • WILLIAM b. 1 Jan. 1799; m. 1 Jan. 1844 Abigail Fickett of Durham; their only child, Abbie, m. Augustus Parker
        • JOSEPH b. 30 Sept. 1801
        • THOMAS JR. b. 1 July 1804.

        George Proctor, said to have been a brother to Samuel 3d and Thomas, Senior, was born in 1778. He married, 27 Nov. 1806, in Westbrook, Dorcas Sawyer of New Gloucester and died in Lisbon 8 Dec. 1868. His wife died 26 Sept. 1849, aged 59 yrs. 6 mos. They had ten children, of whom Henry lived on the homestead in Lisbon and was well known in Durham. George Proctor is found among the soldiers accredited to Durham in 1814.




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