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 Sandra Boudrou]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
This family, which came originally from the north of Ireland to Massachusetts, subsequently established themselves in the wilderness of the province of Maine, and descendants of the original immigrants are now quite numerous.
(I) About the year 1730 William Maybury, accompanied by his family, departed from what appeared to be the scene of perpetual religious strife in the north of Ireland to seek a home in America, where liberty of conscience was unmolested, and upon his arrival here settled in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was a blacksmith by trade, and during his ten years' residence there he acquired considerable property. In 1740 he became one of the grantees of New Marblehead, Maine, which was afterward incorporated as the town of Windham, and was the second settler in that plantation. He located upon home lot number twenty-seven, situated some thirty rods from the river, and he cleared a good farm. He was the first blacksmith in Windham, and followed his trade in connection with farming for the remainder of his life, which terminated March 15, 1764.
The maiden name of his wife was Bethsheba Dennis. Their children were:
Seafair (who became the wife of Stephen Manchester)
Nancy (who married Gershom Winship)
(II) Captain Richard, son of William and Bethsheba (Dennis) Maybury, was born in Marblehead about 1737. He was reared at the homestead in Windham, and with the ardor and patriotism of his liberty-loving race entered the Continental army for service in the revolutionary war. He was commissioned captain of the Windham company February 8, 1775, subsequently serving as such on Colonel Ebenezer Francis' regiment. He shared in the hardships, adversities and victories, participated in the capture of Ticonderoga and under General Washington at Valley Forge.
February 23, 1756, he married Martha Bolton, of Falmouth, Maine; children:
1. Mary, born November 1, 1756, married Edward Anderson.
2. William, December 12, 1758.
3. Thomas, May 21, 1761.
4. Bethsheba, November 13, 1763, married Abijah Purington.
5. Anna, February 9, 1766, died in infancy.
6. Richard, see next paragraph.
7. Anna, November 30, 1769, married Ezekiel Jordan, whose line of descent was Dominicus-5, Nathaniel-4, Dominicus-3, Dominicus-2, Rev. Robert-1 (See Jordan).
8. Daniel, March 4, 1773.
9. Edward, September 9, 1775.
10. Martha, September, 1778, married John Lakey.
(III) Richard (2), third son and sixth child of Captain Richard (1) and Martha (Bolton) Maybury, was born April 25, 1767. He married Mary Jordan.
(IV) Jordan, son of Richard (2) and Mary (Jordan) Maybury, married Sally Hodgdon and resided in Casco and Peru, Maine.
(V) Nathaniel, only child of Jordan and Sally (Hodgdon) Maybury, was born in Casco, July 4, 1827. In childhood he accompanied his parents to Peru, where he attended the district school and engaged in farming. From Peru he moved to Turner, Maine, and established himself in the butchering business. In politics he was independent. He attended the Universalist church.
December 31, 1849, he married Annarilla C. Stockbridge, born in Dixfield, Maine, October 16, 1828, died in May 1903. (N. B. The Stockbridges of Maine are descended from John Stockbridge, an immigrant from England in 1635, who settled in Scituate, Massachusetts.) She was the mother of five children, two of whom died in infancy. Those who lived to maturity are:
(VI) William Jordan, M. D., son of Nathaniel and Annarilla C. (Stockbridge) Maybury, was born in Peru, March 27, 1858. His early education was acquired in the public schools, including the Turner high school, from which latter he entered the Westbrook Seminary. His professional preparations were completed at the Medical School of Maine (Bowdoin College), from which he was graduated in 1886, and he began the practice of medicine at Springvale in the town of Sanford, remaining there six years. About the year 1892 he removed to Saco, where he is still residing, and he has attained prominence both as a physician and as a citizen. While residing in Sanford Dr. Maybury was superintendent of schools. In Saco he has served upon the board of health, was United States pension examiner during President Harrison's administration, and from 1897 to 1900 served as surgeon-general on Governor Powers' staff with the rank of colonel, having charge of the sick soldiers of the Maine regiments during the Spanish-American war. For several years he was a director of the Saco National Bank. In 1900 he was mayor of Saco, rendering excellent service in that capacity, and in 1903 represented that city in the lower house of the state legislature. In 1903 he was appointed a member of the Maine board of registration of medicine, and two years later was chosen secretary, which position he now holds. In addition to various medical bodies he is a member of Saco Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; York Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Bradford Commandery, Knights Templar, of which latter he is past eminent commander. In his religious belief he is a Universalist.
On July 4, 1885, Dr. Maybury married Ella W. Berry, daughter of Dexter W. and Emma (Rogers) Berry, of Phippsburg, Maine. Dr. and Mrs. Maybury have one son, Robert, born in Springvale, November, 1887, and is now a student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston.