Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
The family under consideration in this article has been distinguished by men and women of brains, has included scholars and divines, and is still contributing much to the progress of the nation along uplifting lines. It is undoubtedly of English origin, but the place of birth of the first ancestor or the exact time of his coming to American has not been discovered. It has been conspicuous in Maine and is sitll so.
(I) Nathan Lord, born about 1603, is found of record in Kittery, Maine, as early as 1652, when he with others signed an agreement as follows: "We, whose names are underwritten, do acknowledge ourselves subject to the government of Massachusetts Bay in New England." There can be no doubt that he was English, as that locality was settled at that time exclusively by English people.
Nathan Lord was a planter and appears to have dealt in real estate. Previus to 1662 he was located in a district called Sturgeon's Creek, where he received a grant of land. This location is now in the town of Eliot, once a part of ancient Kittery. After 1662 Nathan Lord seems to have owned a homestead at or near what is now called Mt. Pleasant, in South Berwick. In 1676, with his son and namesake, he took possession of an estate of seventy-seven acres, on which was a house and barn, and this was held about five years in joint ownership when the father transferred his right and title to his son. This was located in the district known as Oldfields in South Berwick. Upon this place a garrison was maintained during the Indian troubles and was occupied as a residence a late as 1816. This was a unique and extensive edifice and had a door through which could be driven a yoke of oxen and cart. The door was surmounted by a carved figurehead, representing the prow of a ship, while many wood carvings on its interior added to its adornment.
Nathan Lord died in 1733, [trans note: he lived to be 130?!] and in his will bequeathed to his minister a gold ring, and he also left twenty pounds for the purpose of communion plate. His estate was valued at one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six pounds, two shillings and twopence.
He was twice married, his first wife being Judith, a daughter of Abraham Conley, who made Nathan Lord exeutor of his will and gave to him the latter's land at Sturgeon's Creek. He married (second) Nov. 22, 1678, Martha, daughter of William and Margery Everett. She was born in 1640, and was living in 1723.
Nathan Lord was a prominent citizen and held numerous offices. He died in 1690, aged eighty-seven years.
Nathan, Abraham, Samuel, Magery, Martha and Anne.
(II) Nathan (2), son of Nathan (1) Lord, was born about 1657 and died in 1733. He resided in Kittery and married Nov. 22, 1678, Martha, daughter of Richard and Judith (Smith) Tozier.
1. Martha, born Oct. 14, 1679; married july 11, 1702, Richard Chick.
2. Nathan, born May 13, 1681; married Margaret Heard.
3. William, born March 20, 1682-3; married Patience Abbott.
4. Richard, born March 1, 1684-5; married Mary Goodwin.
5. Judith, born March 20, 1687; married first, Benjamin, son of Nicholas Meads; second, Gabriel Hamilton, May 24, 1721; children by 1st marriage: Elizabeth Meads, m. first William Lord; second, Skinner Stone.
6. Samuel, born June 14, 1789; married Martha Wentworth.
7. Mary, born July 20, 1691; married first, Dec. 1, 1709, Thomas Hodson; second, June 16, 1720, Daniel Emery Jr.
8. John, born Jan. 18, 1693; married Mary Chapman.
9. Sarah, born March 28, 1696; married Sept. 20, 1716, Samuel Roberts, of Dover.
10. Anna, born May 27, 1697; married Dec. 18, 1718, Daniel Furbish.
11. Abraham, born Oct. 29, 1699; mentioned below.
(III) John (1), fifth son of Nathan (2) and Martha (Tozier) Lord, was born Jan. 8, 1693 [trans. note: above they have it listed as the 18th], in Kittery, and died in that town in 1761. He resided in that part of town now known as Berwick, at "Rocky Hill."
He married, Dec. 26, 1716, Mary Chapman, who was probably a daughter of Nathan and Mary Wellborn Chapman, of Kittery.
John, Lydia, Tobias, Tozer and Thomas.
(IV) Tobias, second son of John and Mary (Chapman) Lord, was born 1723, at Rocky Hill, and baptized Aug. 27, 1724, in Kittery. He married Jane Smith and settled in Arundel, now Kennebunk, Maine.
(V) John (2), son of Tobias and Jane (Smith) Lord, was born in Kennebunk, where he resided. He married Charity Curtis.
John, Sally, Jacob, Betsy, Tobias, Phoebe, Mary, Hannah, John (died young) and John.
(VI) Betsy, third daughter of John (2) and Charity (Curtis) Lord, was born June 25, 1780, married Jeremiah (1) Roberts.
(III) Abraham (1), son of Nathan (2) Lord, was born in Kittery, Oct. 29, 1699. He married Margaret Gowen, daughter of Nicholas and Abigail (Hodson) Gowen. She died Feb. 11, 1775.
His will was dated April 11, 1772, proved April 20, 1779.
1. Simeon, baptized Oct. 11, 1719.
2. Benjamin Meads, bap. Oct, 1720, married (first) Mary March; (second) Eleanor Dennet, widow.
3. Abraham, bap. July 15, 1722, mentioned below.
4. Nathan, bap. Dec. 1, 1723, married Elizabeth Shackley.
5. Nichols, bap. Sept. 11, 1726, married Feb. 4, 1747, Ruth Hart.
6. Joshua, bap. May 5, 1728, died unmarried.
7. Jeremiah, bap. March 15, 1729-30, married Sarah (Grant) Hamilton.
8. David, bap. April 30, 1732, married Dec. 6, 1759, Phebe Coffin.
9. Solomon, bap. June 2, 1734.
10. Elisha, bap. May 17, 1741, married April 27, 1762, Sarah Shackley; settled in Lebanon, Maine.
11. Margaret, born 1737, married March 24, 1756, Ephraim Hanson.
12. Sarah, married Samuel Jellison.
(IV) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (1) Lord, was born in Kittery, Maine, and baptized July 15, 1722. He married Phebe Heard, daughter of James and Mary (Roberts) Heard. The first four children were baptized at South Berwick, the last two at the second parish of Kittery, now Eliot. He is said to have removed to Scarborough, Maine.
1. James, baptized Sept. 25, 1743.
2. Nathaniel, bap. Feb. 17, 1744-45, mentioned below.
3. Abraham, bap. Nov., 1748.
4. Isaac, bap. Sept. 22, 1751.
5. Sarah, bap. July 26, 1753.
6. Jacob, bap. Aug. 11, 1756, married March 28, 1771, Mary Huntress.
(V) Nathaniel, son of Abraham (2) Lord, was baptized at South Berwick, Maine, Feb. 17, 1744-45, died in 1827. He married Hannah Fields.
He was a soldier in the revolution in Captain Jesse Dorman's company, Colonel James Scammon's regiment, in 1775; also in Capt. Thomas Romery's company, Col. Stone's regiment, sent to reinforce Gates in 1777.
Children, b. in Buxton or vicinity:
Hannah F., Phebe, Daniel, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac (mentioned below), Betsey, Dorcas, John, James, Nathaniel.
(VI) Isaac, son of Nathaniel Lord, was born in Buston, Maine, Nov. 11, 1781, died Aug. 12, 1826. He married Anna Holmes, b. Dec. 16, 1790, at Scarborough, Maine, d. April 6, 1870.
Children b. at Buxton:
1. Ephraim H., born Oct. 5, 1808, mentioned below.
2. John A., b. Aug. 20, 1813, died Oct. 6, 1894,
3. William H., b. Nov. 15, 1815, d. July 11, 1870.
4. Arthur, b. March 19, 1819, d. Sept. 2, 1871.
5. Timothy H., b. Sept. 9, 1822, d. Aug. 3, 1898.
(VII) Ephraim H., son of Isaac Lord, was born in Buxton, Oct. 5, 1808, died June 26, 1889. He received his education in the public schools of his native town. When a young man he learned the trade of currier at South Danvers (now Peabody) Mass. He worked for a time for the York Manufacturing Company and then for Jason W. Beatty & Company, curriers, tanners and dealers in leather, in Saco. He held a responsile position with this concern throughout his active life. Four years before his death he retired.
In politics Mr. Lord was a Republican. He was an attendant at the Unitarian church. He was a well-known and highly respected citizen of Buxton and Saco.
He married Oct. 4, 1832, Hannah Lowell, born at Saco May 31, 1813, died July 31, 1889, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Ayer) Lowell.
Children, b. in Buxton:
1. Augustus, b. June 8, 1835, d. July 8, 1907.
2. Ira H., b. April 26, 1837, d. Oct. 20, 1896.
3. John H., b. March 28, 1839, d. Feb. 10, 1907.
4. Samuel Lowell, mentioned below.
(VIII) Samuel Lowell, son of Ephraim H. Lord, was born in Buxton Jan. 4, 1841. He received his early education in the old brick schoolhouse at Salmon Falls in Buxton and then atatended the grammar school at Saco, when Moses J. Haines was the master. In June, 1856, he left school and began to learn the apothecary business in the store of Tristram Gilman. In the spring of 1858 Mr. Gilman and Dr. John E. L. Kimball formed a partnership, buying the store formerly conducted by Dr. Charles Murch, and Mr. Lord worked in the new store until June, 1859, when the firm was dissolved and he again went to work for Mr. Gilman at the old stand. In May, 1860, his employer sold the store to Stephen F. Shaw, and Mr. Lord remained in Mr. Shaw's employ most of the time until 1869, when Augustus Sawyer became the owner of the drug store; Mr. Lord was retained. Mr. Sawyer died in Dec. of that year and the business was sold to Warren C. Bryant, of Biddeford, and Mr. Lord became manager for the new owner, continuing until the store was destroyed by fire in 1873. For a few months he was employed at Rochester, New Hampshire, in the drug store of his former employer, Stephen F. Shaw. In July, 1874, he returned to Saco and prepared to embark in the apothecary business on his own account, opening a drug store in Saco, on what is called Factory Island, Sept. 10 of that year and continuing with marked success to the present (1908) time. He is well known and greatly esteemed in the city, especially by the business men and those who know him best.
Mr. Lord has been prominent in public life for the past thirty years. He cast his first vote in 1864 for Abraham Lincoln, again voted the Republican ticket, headed by General Grant, in 1868, but in 1872 supported the nomination of Horace Greeley on the Democratic ticket and has remained a steadfast Democrat ever since. He was elected alderman of ward six in 1876 and defeated the year following, and in the same year met defeat as candidate for representative to the state legislature. In 1878-89 he was Democratic candidate for mayor, and in both years his party was in the minority. In 1877 he was chosen a member of the Democratic city committee and elected chairman.
He was president of the Tilden Club of Saco in 1876. In 1878 he was chosen a member of the Democratic county committee and became its secretary and treasurer, and in 1879 was elected chairman. He was re-elected in 1880 for two years member and chairman. In politics Mr. Lord was never discouraged by defeat. He held his party together at critical times by his couarge and good nature, his persistency and hopefullness. In 1880 he was a candidate for alderman and was defeated, and in 1882 was defeated for the mayoralty again. In 1884 he was alderman for ward six and was re-elected in 1885. In 1884 he became a member of the first district congressional committee of his party, continuing until April, 1886, when he resigned. He also resigned from the Democratic city committee in June, 1886, after nine years of arduous service.
In 1886 he was a candidate for postmaster of the city but failed of appointment. In May, 1891 he was appointed by Mayor Enoch Lowell to represent the minority party on the registration board, which office he resigned March 26, 1892. In 1888 he was on the state electoral ticket for Cleveland and Thurman. He was again appointed on the board of registration May 1, 1893, resigning in 1896 to become a candicate for mayor again. He was elected and re-elected the two years following. He was a popular and efficient mayor, and his administration is reckoned among the best in the history of the city. He was Democratic candidate for sheriff in 1896, but the county went Republican. He was Democratic candidate for governor in 1898 and with the rest of the ticket met the usual defeat in that rock-ribbed Republican stronghold.
He was recognized as the foremost man of his party in 1899, receiving the vote of the Democratic members of the legislature for the office of U. S. senator. He was city treasurer of Saco in 1903-04, and since 1905 has been chairman of the board of assessors. Mr. Lord is one of the most popular Democrats in the state. As a party leader he has the ability to win support and to preserve harmony, to win victory for a minority party again and again, to maintain the loyalty of the party workers and keep the organization intact.
In religion the Unitarian creed comes the nearest to his belief. Mr. Lord in unmarried.
(III) Richard, third son of Nathn (2) and Martha (Tozier) Lord, was born March 1, 1684-85. He was four times representative to the general court. He married Mary, daughter of James and Sarah Goodwin, of Portsmouth.
Richard, James, Moses, Aaron, Sarah, Adam, Mary, Amy, Keziah, Joseph, Meribah and Jabez.
His estate was administered in 1754, so it is supposed that was the year of his death.
(IV) James, second son of Richard and Mary (Goodwin) Lord, was born Feb. 24, 1711, and lived in South Berwick, Maine. He chose for a wife Sarah (Stone) Libbey.
James, Sarah, Richard, Lydia, Jeremiah, Annie, Jabez, Adam, Mary, Keziah and Daniel.
His will was probated in 1770.
(V) James (2), son of James (1) and Sarah Stone (Libbey) Lord, was born Aug. 26, 1733, and lived in Lyman, York county, Maine. He married Mary Clark, and had a son Samuel.
(VI) Samuel, son of James (2) and Mary (Chick) Lord, [trans note: Her last name was Clark in the last paragraph], was born in Lyman, Maine, 1759, and married Sarah Chase.
Polly, Sarah, Huldah, James and Priscilla.
He married (second) Sarah Drew.
Samuel, Hiram, Lyman, Agnes, Aaron, Ada and Ivory.
(VII) Lyman, third son of Samuel and Sarah (Drew) Lord, was born in Lyman, Maine, 1805. He received a common school education in his native town, and was a farmer, lumberman, and mill owner in Bradford, Penobscot county, Maine, whither he removed.
A Douglas Democrat, he was active and prominent in he councils of his party.
He married, in 1827, Lydia Daniels, of Kennebunk, Maine, who was also born in 1805.
Lyman, Elbridge G., Ivory, Mary Eliza, Lydia A., Winfield and Eastman.
(VIII) Elbridge Gerry, second son of Lyman and Lydia (Daniels) Lord, was born in Bradford, Maine, April 7, 1833. Educated in the schools of Charleston, Maine, Mr. Lord subsequently engaged in the lumber business in Aroostook county, Maine, emigrated to Nevada in 1858, and was engaged in the manufacture of lumber on Lake Tahoe, situated sixteen miles from Carson City. Returning east in 1873, he located in Charleston, Penobscot county, Maine, where he bought a farm, on which he still resides.
The Republicans, to which party he belongs, chose him representative to the legislature in the years 1877-78, from Charleston, and he also served on the board of selectmen for several years.
Mr. Lord is of membership in Olive Branch Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Charleston, and in religious belief favors the Baptists.
He married in 1873, Evelyn A., daughter of W. S. and Mary J. (Foss) Place, of Charleston.
1. Alice J., born 1875, was educated in the Charleston schools and at the Castine Normal school, having taught both in Maine and Massachusetts; she married, in 1905, Fred W. King, of Charleston, and has two children: Eleanor Evely, b. 1906, and one born May 15, 1909.
2. Elbridge Blaine, born 1879, was educated at Higgins Classical Institute at Charleston, and Bangor Business College; is now emgaged in agricultural pursuits with his father.
3. Dora Evelyn, born 1882, graduated at Higgins Classical Institute, and from the Maine General Hospital as a trained nurse; she married, in 1907, Charles A. Hamm.
4. Clara Elizabeth, born 1884, grad. from Higgins Classical Institute, spent two years at the School of Fine Arts in Boston, and is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., class of 1908.
(IV) Captain Tobias Lord, youngest son of John Lord, was born at Berwick in 1724. In 1747 he settled in Arundel, erecting there a garrison house which he occupied for many years, and was noted for his energy, ability and progressive tendencies. During the revolutionary was he rendered efficient military service, commanded a company raised in York county for the defence of Falmouth on Casco Bay, and in the official list of seacoast officers he is credited with eleven months service in that capacity from Jan. 1, 1776. In 1780 he was one of the prominent residents of Arundel, and his death occurred in 1809.
He married Jane Smith.
Lieut. John, Jane, Mehitable, Lieut. Tobias, Lydia, Betsey, Nathaniel, Daniel, Dominicus, Jeremiah, David and Thomas.
(V) Lieut. Tobias Lord, second son and fourth child of Capt. Tobias Lord, was born at Arundel in 1748. In his youth it was his daily task for a considerable length of time to drive the ox team loaded with lumber from one point to another through the woods, where wolves were exceedingly numerous and troublesome, and as he was frequently obliged to beat them off with a club, his courage and strength were all that prevented himself and his beats from being devoured.
June 26, 1776, he was commissioned second lieutant of Captain Morgan Lewis' twelfth (Sanford) company, Col. Ebenezer Sayer's first (York county) regiment, Mass. militia; was also second lieut. of Captian James Littlefield's company, Lieut-Col. Joseph Storer's battalion, detached from the York county brigade by order of the general court Aug. 9, 1777, to reinforce the Northern army. The latter company was raised in Sanford and in the First Parish of Wells; served until Oct. 23, 1777, and discharged at Quernan's Heights with allowances of fifteen days (three hundred miles) travel home.
Lieut. Tobias Lord settled in Kennebunk, where he became a prosperous merchant, an enterprising ship-builder and a prominent citizen, and although he suffered reverses his well-known integrity enabled himn to recover. He died suddenly in 1808.
He married (first) Mehitable Scammon.
Samuel, Nathaniel, Tobias and Mehitable.
He married (second) Hepzibah Conant, of Alfred.
Abagail, Hepzibah, Mehitable, Betsey, George, Ivory, William, Lucy and Francis A.
Samuel married Hannah Jefrords.
Nathaniel married Phebe Walker.
Tobias married Hannah Perkins.
Abigail married Charles W. Williams.
Hepzibah married Robert Waterston.
Mehitable and Betsey became the wives of Francis Watts.
George married Olive Jeffords.
Ivory married Louisa McCulloch and Olive Bourne Emerson.
Lucy married Hercules M. Hayes.
Francis A. married Frances Smith.
(VI) William Lord, third son and sixth child of Lieut. Tobias and Hepzibah (Conant) Lord, was born in Kennebunk, July 3, 1799, died there Nov. 2, 1873. After concluding his attendance at the Limerick (Maine) Academy, he went to Boston, where he acquired excellent business training as clerk in a mercantile establishment. Returning to Kennebunk he established himself in the dry goods and grocery trade, became prosperous and erected a business block. Having devoted a quarter of a century to mercantile pursuits, he relinquished them to engage in ship-building and in addition to construction and owning numerous vessels sailing from Kennebunk he became president of the Mousam Manufacturing Company, ultimately acquiring possession of its entire stock.
In politics he was originally a Whig and later a Republican. He attended the Unitarian church.
On Oct. 23, 1820, he married Sarah Cleaves, who was born in Biddeford, Nov. 30, 1801, died Dec., 1855.
Sarah C., William C., Hartley, Robert W., George W., Daniel C., Henry C., Frederick and Mary C.
(VII) Hartley Lord, second son of William and Sarah (Cleaves) Lord, was born in Kennebunk June 23, 1825. He began his education in the public schools of his native town, continuted it at Dr. Jefford's private school in Nashua, New Hampshire, remaining there one year, and the succeeding two years were spent in the English department of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., where his studies were concluded. After leaving school he began to follow the sea, and with the practical knowledge acquired during a period of eight years in the merchant service engaged in the shipping and commission business in Boston, establishing his residence at Newton. Subsequent to the civil war he disposed of his shipping interests and entered into partnership with his brother George W., in the manufacturing of netting twine in Boston, but later became associated with his brother Robert W. in the same industry at West Kennebunk, continued in company with the latter until 1907, when their plants in Maine and in Boston were purchased by a New York syndicate (see Robert W. Lord). From 1885 to the present time Mr. Lord has resided in Kennebunk and is now practically free from the cares of active business pursuits.
In politics he acts with the Republican party. He is a member of the Unitarian church.
Aug. 29, 1848, he married Sarah E. Hilton, daughter of Isaac Hilton, of Kennebunk, and a descedant on the paternal side of the original settlers of Dover, N. H., in 1623. She died in March, 1871, and Nov. 11, 1874, Mr. Lord married (second) Julia M. Perkins, of Kennebunk, dau. of Charles E. Perkins, one of the most prominent residents of that town.
Children of 1st wife:
Three children, but one of whom is now living, George C.
The others were William H. and Marguerite Elizabeth.
Children of 2d wife:
One child, who died in infancy.
(VII) Robert Waterston Lord, third son and fourth child of William and Sarah (Cleaves) Lord, was born in Kennebunk, April 14, 1828. From the North Yarmouth (Maine) Academy he entered Bowdoin College, but withdrew at the conclusion of his sophomore year to begin the study of mechanics upon practical lines, learning the machinist's trade and working in cotton manufacturing plants at Gloucester, New Jersey, and Holyoke, Mass.
In 1849 the California gold fever attracted him to the Pacific coast, where he remained six years, and returning to Kennebunk he studied carefully the industrial outlook of the locality with a view of entering that field of usefulness. In 1860 he and his brother, George W. Lord, engaged in the manufacture of twine, equipping a mill for that purpose at West Kennebunk and laying the foundation of what proved to be a profitable enterprise. Purchasing the interest of George W. Lord in the following year he subsequently became associated with another borhter, Hartley Lord, and the business developed into large proportions. The Lord brohters also acquired an interest in a twine and netting manufacturing plant in Boston and retained in connection with their West Kennebunk factory, which they continued successfully more than forty-five years or until 1907, when the disposed of both to new manufacturers.
In 1877 Robert W. Lord became a director of the Ocean National Bank, Kennebunk, and from 1893 to the present time has served as its president.
As a Republican in politics he has rendered able public services, having represented his district in the state legislature at Augusta for the years 1877-82-87, and in 1891 was a member of the state senate. He is a master Mason and a member of York Lodge. His religious affilications are with the Unitarians.
He married, Oct. 8, 1857, Mary Morse Mendum, born July 7, 1831, daughter of Samuel and Mary Mendum, of Kennebunk. Mrs. Lord died Oct. 16, 1906, leaving three daughters:
1. Sarah L., who is now the widow of Edwin J. Cram and resides with her father.
2. Elizabeth C., wife of Archibald Finlayson, of Rye, New Hampshire.
3. Frances A., wife of Rev. Augustus M, Lord, of Providence, R. I.
Sarah L. pursued an advanced course of study in Greenfield, Mass.
Elizabeth C. completed her education at a boarding school in Portsmouth, N. H.
Frances A. was graduated from Cambridge, Mass.
Robert Lord, immigrant, was born in England in 1603, and appears to have been the son of Widow Catherine Lord, who was residing in Ipswich, Mass. in 1637, and was a commoner in 1641. Robert Lord took the freeman's oath at Boston, March 3, 1636. His house lot on High street was granted to him Feb. 19, 1637. In 1630 he had a house lot on High street, which property remains in the possession of his descendants. He was one of Denison's subscribers in 1648; had a share in Plum Island in 1664; was a voter in town affairs in 1679. He was on a committee with Richard Saltonstall and others, empowered to grant house lots to settlers, in 1645. He was representative in 1638; selectman in 1661 and many years after; and was appointed "searcher of coin" for the town of Ipswich in 1654. He was long town clerk, and also clerk of the court till his decease; the latter office included the duties now performed by the clerk; for more than twenty years he served in the Indian wars and became so inured to camp life and exposure that he could never afterward sleep upon a feather bed. He is said to have been below the medium stature, but of powerful mould and one of the most athletic, strong and fearless men of the Colonial service.
There is a tradition that the Indians themselves, at one time, when confronted by Lord's rangers, proposed to decide the battle that was anticipated by an encounter between the champions of the two parties; to this the whites agreed, and Robert Lord walked to the front. The Indians selected the most powerful of their tribe, a perfect giant, full seven feet in stature. The two men were to meet at full run and take the "Indian hug" as they closed. They came togehter like two infuriated bullocks with a tremendous shock, but in an instant the reskin lay stretched upon the earth, the shouts of the Colonial scouts rang out in the forest. Not satisfied with a single experiment, they were required to rush and clinch again. In this encounter Lord took the "hip-lock" on his greasy antagonist and threw him with such force that a blood vessel was ruptured in the fall. The Indians took him up and carried him from the arena, fully acknowledging themselves defeated; they afterward reported that some white man's devil invested Lord with supernatural strength. [trans note: ohhhhhhhh I dunno, why do I doubt this whole scenario?]
He died Aug. 12, 1683, in the eightieth years of his age. His will, dated June 28, was proved Sept. 25, 1683.
He married Mary Waite in 1630. In his wil he mentions his wife Mary, "with whom by God's good providence we have lived comfortably together in a married conditon almost fifty-three years." He bequeaths her all his estate during her life.
Robert, Sarah, Nathaniel, Thomas, Samuel, Susannah, Abigial, Hannah, and one who married a Chendler.
(II) Robert (2), eldest son of Robert (1) and Mary (Waite) Lord, was born in 1631, and died Nov. 11, 1696. He had a share in Plum Island in 1664, and was a voter in town affairs in 1679, and was one of twenty-four of "the young generation," who joined the church by taking the covenant, between Jan. 18, and Feb. 1, 1673. He was a selectman, and held other offices in the town of Ipswich, being marshal of the court as early as 1669, and holding that office ten years. He is uaully designated Marshal Lord.
He married Hannah Day, who survived him.
Robert, John, Thomas, James, Joseph and Nathaniel.
(III) James, fourth son of Robert (2) and Hannah (Day) Lord, was born in Ipswich, Jan. 27, 1676. He had a seat assigned him in the meeting house in 1702, and was a commoner in 1708. The first name of his wife was Mary.
James, Joseph and Nathaniel.
(IV) Nathaniel, younger son of James and Mary Lord, was born in 1718 in Ipswich and married Elizabeth Day.
Nathaniel, Abraham and Isaac.
(V) Abraham (1), second son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Day) Lord, was born in Ipswich in 1751.
(VI) Abraham (2), was born in Ipswich, April 25, 1784, died Oct. 9, 1848, in Ellsworth, Maine. It seems reasonable to conclude that he was the son of Abraham Lord above. He moved to Township No. six, now Surry, Hancock county, Maine, and thence to Ellsworth.
He married Phoebe Smith, born Jan. 27, 1783, died May 29, 1879, a nonagenrian.
Sylvester, Lucena B., Paulina H., Eliza J. and John A.
(VII) Sylvester, eldest son of Abraham (2) and Phoebe (Smith) Lord, was born in Ellsworth, June 12, 1807, died Feb. 7, 1891, an octogenarian. He married Sarah Anderson, who died in 1857, and in 1860 he married (second) her cousin Annie.
Children of 1st wife:
John A., George W., Ellen A., Irvin L., Alma H. and Ida A.
Children of 2d wife:
Harry C., Percey L., Lewis T., Jeannie H., Mabel E., Eugene H. and Ralph E.
Annie (Anderson) Lord died March 10, 1871.
(VIII) Captain George W., second son of Sylvester and Sarah (Anderson) Lord, was born Nov. 5, 1838, in Ellsworth. The common schools of his native town and the academy at Ellsworth supplied his education. He went to sea at fourteen years of age as a cook and before the mast in coastwise and foreign voyages. At the time he quit the sea in 1870 he had been master of vessels for eleven years. In that year he came to Calais, Maine, and opened a ship chandler and ship stores under the firm name of Rideout & Lord, which continued for twenty years, in which time they built twenty-three vessels. Since of death of Mr. Rideout, Mr. Lord has continued the business. Besides his mercantile affairs Capt. Lord owns a shipyard and has built and repaired many vessels. He also maintains an agency for marine insurance.
Capt. Lord was appointed in Jan., 1865, by Hon. Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy under Lincoln, as ensign. He was sailing master of the U. S. barkentine "Horace Beals."
He is a member of Fellowship Lodge, No. 98, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Calais; Border Lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen, of which he is financial secretary; member of the Loyal Legion, Commandery of Maine; Joel Haycock Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
He attends the Baptist church, of which he is deacon, and is a believer in Republican principles and an admirer of Republican statesmen. He is a member of the St. Croix Club, Board of Trade, a director of the Calais National Bank, and a trustee of the Calais Savings Bank.
He married Dec. 23, 1869, Mary Clorinda, daughter of O. B. Rideout.
Caroline Mary, born Aug. 20, 1876, married Franklin W. Johnson, of East Wilton, Maine, dean of the University High School in Chicago.
Mrs. Lord's grandfather was Benjamin Rideout, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
The principal subject of the following sketch was a resident in youth of Western New Hampshire, where his ancestors had dwelt for years. He was probably a descendant of Nathan Lord, the immigrant.
(I) Captain Benjamin Lord resided in Lebanon, N. H., where he married and raised a family.
(II) Ivory, son of Capt. Benjamin Lord, was a resident of Lebanon, N. H. He married Draxy Lord.
Clementine, Claratine, Gardner, Ivory F. and Benjamin Leland.
(III) Ivory Fairfield, son of Ivory and Draxy (Lord) Lord, was born in Lebanon, N. H., Dec. 20, 1838, and died in Portland, Maine, May 19, 1905. He lived in Lebanon through most of his boyhood, afterward going to Somersworth, N. H., where he finished his education and then learned the business of candy making, in which he was to make a complete success. About 1865 he engaged in business in Portsmmouth, N. H., where he remained three yearsm and then removed to Portland to work for L. J. Perkins, who then and for many years afterward was the proprietor of a confectionary store on Congress street, just west of the Longfellow Mansion. March 22, 1880, Mr. Lord began business for himself, buying out the old stand of Allen Gow on Congress street on the site of the Baxter building. On this spot Mr. Lord remained several years or until the time when plans were being discussed for the demolition of the old row of buildings in that part of the city. Mr. Lord wanted to be prepared in case of emergency and accordingly bought the candy store of C. O. Hudson in Monument Square, where he remained only a few years, being obliged to give way to other changes in that section. It was not till some time later that the buildings were removed to give way to the Baxter block, and in the meantime Mr. Lord kept his store there. A little while afterward, in November, 1888, Mr. Lord took the store at 486 Congress street and there he remained in business till his death. A short time before he died he bought out the candy store of J. H. Hall under the Columbia Theater, which he conducted as a branch store.
Mr. Lord died after an illness of several months due to a general breaking down which resulted in a serious kidney trouble. At different times during his life he had suffered intensely with rheumatism. He resided at 217 High street. Mr. Lord was an honest, upright citizen in every sense of the word, and his death was sincerely mourned by hundreds of people whom he met in his many years of business life. He devoted his time strictly to his own affairs, paying careful attention to details, and was rewarded by large and constantly increasing patronage. Assuming that his goods were his only recommendation, he never omitted anything necessary to make them first class. He ever maintained that high standard, so that his confectionery productions were known for their excellence not only in Portland but throughout the country.
He became a Mason at Great Falls, now Somersworth, N. H. and demitted. He was a membef of the Indendent Order of Odd Fellows; and Eastern Star Encampment, No. 2, Patriarchs Militant.
Ivory F. Lord married in Rochester, N. H., Nov. 14, 1864, Clara Abbie, born in Berwick, Aug. 17, 1843, daughter of Hiram and Emily (Walker) Varney.
1. Eliza, who died aged twenty-one. 2. Charles W., who married Rachel Parker, and had William, Hiram, George W., Nellie and Fred. 3. Emily A., who married Alonzo Richards and had Charles.
Children of Ivory F. & Clara A. (Varney) Lord:
1. Fred Fairfield, born Oct. 27, 1865, was for several years in business with his father; married Eva Pierce and has two children: Phyllis Clara and Lawrence.
2. Ella Frances, born Nov. 6, 1870.
3. Leon Ralson, born May 10, 1877, is in business in New York.
Nathan Lord came from Kent, England, with Abraham Conley, whose daughter Judith he married, and settled in Kittery, Maine. He was a man of prominence and held civil office. He married (second) Martha, daughter of William and Margery Everett, born in 1640. Nathan Lord died in 1733, aged about seventy-six years.
1. Nathan Jr., born about 1657, married Martha Tozier and had six sons and five daughters.
2. Abraham, born about 1658-59, married Susanna ____, had a son William who died unmarried.. The father died between 1703 and 1706.
3. Samuel, whose estate was administered about 1689. If he left a widow Dorothy, she married Oct. 18, 1689, William Rockley, of Dover, N. H.
4. Margery, married William Frost or Fost about 1692.
5. Martha, married Thomas Downs Jr., of Dover.
6. Ann, married Tobias Hanson, of Dover, Aug/ 28, 1698.
7. Daughter, married John Cooper, Dec. 13, 1692.
8. Benjamin, married Patience Nason and had three sons and eight daughers. He, through his sons that married and had issue, became progenitor of the Lords of Maine, New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts, including John Fogg Lord, the husband of Sarah Whitney. He was born in Kittery, Maine, where his father was a farmer, and was brought to Centerville, Washington county, Maine, before the incorporation of the town, Feb. 20, 1802, with his mother, and sisters Mary, Olive, Mercy, Nancy and Laura. The party of emigrants, with their hoses, household goods and necessary farming implements, made their way to the Penobscot river, crossing the river in a rowboat in order to reach their new home, and in the boat was the four passengers and their belongings and the two horses. Here his father cleared up the land and built a log house. The place they selected for a house was in the wilderness and a few hardly pioneers followed in their path. John Fogg Lord married Sarah, daughter of Gustavus Fellows and Hannah (Libby) Whitney, of Jonesboro, Washington county, Maine. Gustavus Fellows, grandfather, was a pioneer settler in that new town organized March 4, 1809, and they had two children: Mariam (q.v.) and Laura Helen. Laura Helen Lord attended the Castine Normal school, and graduated from the Maine General Hospital Training School as a professional nurse, Dec. 16, 1894.
Mariam, eldest daughter of John Fogg and Sarah (Whitney) Lord, was born in Jonesboro, Maine, Jan. 29, 1855. She attended the public schools of Jonesboro and the Maine State Normal school, where she prepared for the profession of teacher, but her ill health interfered with her plans. She married, at Brockton, Mass., Oct. 11, 1888, Daniel Clark Martson of Jonesboro. Both were charter members of the Jonesboro Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.