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.]
There is much confusion attending the American ancestry of the Pauls of New England. We have Benjamin in New Haven, 1639; Benjamin in Salem, 1647; Daniel, New Haven, 1643; Daniel, in Kittery 1652; Edmund, of Taunton, and John of Freetown, sons of William, of Taunton; John, of Malden, who married Lydia Jenkins May 3, 1657, and they had a John born Aug. 25, 1658, and other complicated puzzles to be solved by genealogist researchers.
A Richard came from England to Boston, Mass. Bay Colony, in 1635, served as a soldier in the fort of that town, and was one of the original proprietors of Cohannet (Taunton) in 1637. He may have been a brother of Daniel, Boston, 1640.
(I) Daniel Paul, the Ipswich immigrant, came from Ipswich, England, to Massachusetts Bay Colony, before 1640, and his name appears on the records of the town of Boston under date of Aug. 26, 1640. He removed with his wife, Elizabeth, to Ipswich, Norfolk county, Mass. Bay Colony, and in 1648 bought ahouse and land on the Piscataqua river, Kittery, from John Andrews, who was the first settler of the new town. The next year Daniel Paul enlarged his estate by the purchase of a house and lot of land adjoining his original purchase. He received title to the second purchase from Richard Cutts, the house at the time of the purchase being occupied by Stephen Sanborn, who vacated it and removed to Hampton.
Daniel Paul signed the oath of submission to the government of Mass. Bay Colony in 1652, and he received title from the general court to his first two puchases made in 1650 and 1655. In 1659 he joined his wife, Elizabeth, in giving a mortgage to Richard Cutts of their holding of sixty-six acres of land; "Above ye boiling rock between Gabriel Tether on the south and Joseph Alcock on the north," and apparently with money so obtained, he purchased a grant of land "in the great cover below the boiling rock," and he sold his property to John Sloper, Feb. 14, 1679, according to a deed recorded in the record book II, 33, in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1672 he gave title to his original homestead to his son, Stephen, "in consideration of a marrage forthwith to be solemnized." This marriage was made that year, with the contrcting parties: Stephen, son of Daniel Paul, and Katherine, daughter of Antipas Maverick. The home of Antipas Maverick was up the river above the homestead of Daniel Paul.
We find that Daniel Paul, the immigrant, served on the grand jury and was a man of importance and standing in the town of Kittery. He was a ship-builder by trade and occupation, and his yards at Kittery were the scene of much activity, and he launched from his yards numbers of coasting vessels to meet the demands of the growing trade of the colonies between the various Atlantic ports.
(II) Stephen, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Paul, was, like his father, a ship-builder, he having spent his boyhood and youthful years in the business of ship-building.
He was married after 1672 to Katherine, daughter of Antipas MAVERICK, the contracting parties having been neighbors and the two families on familiar terms of friendship and respect. Antipas Maverick was a brother of Moses Maverick, of Marblehead, and probably Samuel Maverick, of Noddle Island, Boston Harbor (aferwards known as East Boston), was another brother. If this was so, the three were sons of the Rev. John Maverick, the first minister of the First Church, of Dorchester. Antipas Maverick was residing at the Isle of Shoals in 1649, and he signed the oath of submission to the gov't of the Mass. Bay Colony in 1659. He died in 1678, and the administration of his estate was granted to Stephen Paul (his son-in-law) and John Gilman, of Exeter, April 24, 1682.
Stephen Paul died in Kittery about 1695, and his widow was still living in 1706.
1. Elizabeth, born in the Paul homestead, Kittery, married in 1695 to John Thompson.
2. Susanna, married Oct. 12, 1699, Samuel Fernald.
3. Daniel (q.v.)
4. John, married Margaret Tobey.
5. Moses, who had a wife, Abigial, in 1701, and may have married as his second wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Jacob Remick, at a much later date, as her father named in his will grandchildren Joseph and Mary Paul, who were baptized in Portsmouth, N. H. Aug. 8, 1707. Moses Paul was a taxpayer in Portsmouth, 1720-27, and his widow administered his estate in 1731.
6. Abigail, who probably married John Skrigins.
(III) Daniel (2), eldest son of Stephen (1) and Katherine (Maverick) Paul, was married on March 30, 1701, to Sarah Bragdon, and they occupied half of the homestead on Long Read road, Kitter, in 1731.
1. Abigail, born Feb. 16, 1701-02, married John Lydston, April 5, 1722.
2. Daniel, born Feb. 16, 1703, married Lydia Goodwin, of Dover, and had chlidren: Susanna, Daniel and Eunice.
3. Josiah, born April 28, 1708, mentioned below.
4. Jeremiah, born Nov. 11, 1709, married Hannah Hamilton.
5. Samuel, born April 30, 1711, married Hannah Kingsbury, of York, Dec. 10, 1761.
6. Joseph, born March 11, 1715-16, died March 26 of the same year.
7. Stephen (q.v.)
8. John, born April 7, 1724, was living in 1731.
(IV) Stephen (2), son of Daniel (2) and Sarah (Bragdon) Paul, was born in Kittery, June 27, 1718. He married Mary ____, and the following children appear in the baptismal records of the church in Kittery:
1. Stephen, baptized Dec. 5, 1742, married Bethsheba Weare.
2. Mary, bap. in Feb., 1744.
3. Abigial, bap. April 12, 1747, married Timothy Spinney, Oct. 31, 1765.
4. James (q.v.)
5. William, bap. April 12, 1751, married Esther Fernald.
6. Moses, bap. June 18, 1752, married Jane Tucker Nov. 17, 1779.
(V) James, probably the son of Stephen (2) and Mary Paul, was baptized in Kittery, Maine, Feb. 26, 1748. He married Mary Dixon, and a daughter, Lucy, married Samuel Tobey.
(VI) Stephen (3), son of James and Mary (Dixon) Paul, was born in ____, Maine, 1777, died 1863. He married _____, and their children were:
Ellerson, James, Alfred, Howard (q.v.), Stephen, Mary, Susan, Temperance Ann and Caroline.
(VII) Howard, son of Stephen (3) Paul, born in Durham, New Hampshire, 1808, died in Kittery, Maine, 1892. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. He was apprenticed to the trade of carpenter, joiner and ship-builder, and worked at his trade in Durham and Portsmouth, N. H., and in the shipyards of Kittery, Maine, and the U. S. navy yards.
He was a Republican in national and state politics, and his religious faith was that of the Methodist denomination.
He married Dorothy Garland, born in Durham, N. H., 1812, died in Kittery, Maine, 1890.
Howard, born in Durham, N. H.
Mark W. (q.v.)
Martha J., John, James, Henry, George L., Mary C., Edwin, Susan E.
(VIII) Mark W., son of Howard and Dorothy (Garland) Paul, was born in Durham, N. H., Feb. 20, 1834, removed to Kittery with his father and mother when quite young, and he had the advantages of the excellent schools of that place. He learned the trade of ship-carpenter with Samuel Badger, ship-builder, and was in the U. S. navy under the warrant accorded the office of carpenter in the U.S. navy, being regularly appointed to the naval service July 26, 1861. His first service was on board the U. S. frigte "Roanoke," and he witnessed and took part in the battles between the Confederate ironclas "Merrimac," in Virginia, and the fleet of wooden frigates of the U. S. navy, before relief came to them through the heroic conduct of the commander of the iron-clas "Monitor," March 9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He had charge of the repairs made on all the U.S. gunboats and other craft used in the sounds and rivers of North Carolina, making his headquarters at Newbern, North Carolina, for nearly three years, 1862-65, returning to Boston on board the U.S. steamship "Tuscarora," and he was detached and resigned his warrant Nov. 13, 1865.
He then engage in the grocery business in Kittery, selling out in 1874 to engage in the commission business in Washington Market, Boston, Mass., dealing in butter, cheese and eggs, in which business he was moderately successful. He sold out in 1887, returned to Kittery, and engaged in business as a genral storekeeper, and he has continued to successfully proscute that business up to the presnt time.
He affiliates with the Republican party, was made town treasurer and has held that responsible office for fourteen years. He is also treasurer of the Robert W. Traip Academy and of the Kittery Street Improvement Society; a member of Constitution Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Kittery, and has been master of the exchequer of that order for twelve years. He is a comrade of the John A. Andrew Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Boston, a member of the Second Christian Church Society, and a member of the prudential committee that raised the money and erected a church edifice.
He was married Oct. 29, 1854, to Mary E., daughter of Alfred W. and Temperance Walker, of Kittery; his wife died July 2, 1906, aged seventy-two years, leaving no children.
(IV) Josiah, second son of Daniel (2) and Sarah (Bragdon) Paul, was born April 28, 1708, in Kittery, where he resided and died. He married Sarah Goodwin.
Sarah, Moses, Anne, Amy and Daniel.
(V) Moses, eldest son of Josiah and Sarah (Goodwin) Paul, was born March 17, 1732, in Kittery, and resided in Somersworth, New Hampshire, where he died Feb. 26, 1773.
He married Abigial Mason, and they were the parents of three sons:
Benjamin, Josiah and Daniel.
There were probably other children, but no record gives them.
(VI) Daniel (3), third son of Moses and Abigail (Mason) Paul, was born in Feb., 1760, in Somersworth, N. H., and died in 1825, in Buxton, Maine. About 1795 he removed from Somersworth to Gorham, Maine, and some eleven years later settled in Buxton, where he lived on a larger farm and ended his days.
He married Dorothy Wells, of Wells, Maine, who was a daughter of John (2) and Rachel (Currier) Wells, born Jan. 8, 1760, in Amesbury, Mass., and baptized Aug. 9, of the following year, in the First Amesbury Church. Two of their children are recorded, namely:
Nancy and William. The former died about 1870.
(VII) William, only known son of Daniel (3) and Dorothy (Wells) Paul, was born in 1788, in Somersworth, N. H., and died April 2, 1843, in Buxton, where most of his life was spent. He was among the first students of the Gorham Academy, which was built about 1800. He was actively connected with no church, but was an earnest student of the Bible and a most exemplary citizen.
He married (first), Isabel Thomas, of Falmouth, Maine, who lived but a short time and left one daughter:
Isabella, who married Israel Jacobs, of Saco, Maine, and d. Jan. 10, 1892.
Mr. Paul married (second) Catharine Boothby, of Buxton, Maine, born June 20, 1795, died Feb. 26, 18847, having survived her husband nearly four years.
Brice Boothby, Mary Elden, Jane Elden, Ambrose, Daniel, Samuel and Ether Shepley.
Both the daughters were well-known school-teachers.
The second became the wife of Leonard Norton, of Buxton, Maine.
Ambrose was connected all his life with the operation of cottom mills at Biddeford, Maine, Great Falls, N. H., Salem, Mass., and Danville, Virginia. At the last place he was for some time superintendent of a mill. At the close of this engagement he retired from active business and spent his remaining days at Salem, Mass.
(VIII) Ether Shepley, youngest child of William and Catharine (Boothby) Paul, was born Feb. 8, 1838, in Buxton, and received his primary education in the public schools of his native town, and he was subsequently a student at the Limerick and Gorham academies. His attention being very early turned to business, his education as supplied by the schoolroom was necessarily limited, but being a man of keen perception and a careful reader, he has come to be a very widely informed and highly respected citizen and business man.
At sixteen years of age he became a clerk in a dry-goods store at Saco, Maine, and remained there about two years, being compelled to abandon the close application necessary in this occupation, on account of poor health. After recuperating some by rest during the summer, he taught a country school in the succeeding fall and winter, and this continued for three successive years, and acquired considerable reputation as a manager of turbulent schools. In the summers between he was engaged in the lightning-rod business near Boston, and after attaining his majority went back to the dry-goods business, engaging as a salesman with his former employer, at Saco.
In 1860 he removed to Lewiston, where he was similarly employed until 1867. In February of that year he engaged in business on his own account, at the same location now occupied by the firm of E. S. Paul & Company, which has long been one of the leading stores of Androscoggin county. When he first began business he had a partner, Abel Goddard, the firm being known as Goddard & Paul. In December, 1872, he purchased his partner's interest in the business, and it has ever since been conducted under the style of E. S. Paul & Company. The concern now occupies a block which was constructed by Mr. Paul in 1874 in Lewiston. In 1885 Mr. A. W. Fowles and Mr. Paul's son, William Paul, were admitted as partners; four years later the former retired, and a younger son, Samuel, was made a member of the firm. Since February, 1892, the general management of the establishment has been in the hands of the sons, and the senior Paul has retired from a working partnership, though still retaining his interest, and giving his attention to other concerns in which he is an interested and leading spirit.
For twenty-five years he was manager of the dry-goods business, and the credit and standing of the firm has always been among the best. Since 1899 E. H. Perry has been associated as a partner and has charge of the cloak, suit, fur and millinery department.
Since 1885 Mr. Paul has been a trustee, and has been for many years vice-president of the Androscoggin County Savings Bank. His home is in the city of Auburn, adjoining Lewiston, and he is reckoned among the influential and useful citizens of that city. He has frequently been called upon to served the municipality in various official capacities. In 1876 he was alderman, and was a member of the school committee in 1880-81, and for many years following, and in 1893 was a member of the board of water commissioners.
He is actively identified with the Masonic fraternity, being a member of Lewiston Commandery, Knights Templar, and is a member of the Calumet Club, of Lewisotn, of which he was president in 1891-92-93. He is active in the support of his religious faith, that of the Congregational church, and equally urgent in sustaining his political principles, as exemplified by the Republican party.
He married, March 24, 1859, Harriet H., of Buxton, Maine, daughter of Deacon Washington Haskell, of that town. She was born March 30, 1840.
William Ambrose, Walter Everard, Samuel Merrill, Jennie Catherine and Grace Isabella.
(IX) William Ambrose (2), elder son of Ether S. and Harriet H. (Haskell) Paul, was born June 3, 1860, in Saco, Maine, and was primarily educated in the schools of Auburn and spent nearly one year in Bates College. His attention early turned to the business of his father, in which he became an active partner, as above related. When about ninteen years of age he went to sea, and sailed from New York in the ship "Eric the Red," of Bath, Maine. This vessel was wrecked at Cape Otway, near Melbourne, on the coast of Australia. Returning to his native place, he was for about twelve years a member of the National Guard of Maine, entering as a private and rising through the successive grades of second and first lieutenant to captain. He was first lieutenant in the First Maine Heavy Artillery which served in Cuba, and was subsequently commissioned a captain in the Twenty-ninth Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Company L of that regiment, and served two years in the Phillippines.
He married, Feb. 24, 1885, Anna Maria Harris, daughter of Henry and Abby (Harris) Hatch, of Mercer, Maine. She was born Dec. 22, 1861, died Sept. 10, 1887, leaving two children:
Harriet Catherine and Lena Isabel, the latter born Sept. 8, 1887.
Mr. Paul married (second) Jan. 3, 1903, Elizabeth Jane Vie Hutchins, daughter of Henry and Mary Ann (Plummber) Vie, of Nelson, New Brunswick. She was born April 15, 1875.
(IX) Walter Everard, second son of Ether S. and Harriet H. (Haskell) Paul, was born Sept. 14, 1861, in Auburn, and graduated from Harvard College in 1883. Three years later he graduated from the medical department of the same institution and has been for seventeen years located on Beacon street, Boston. He is a specialist in nervous diseases, and devotes much time to investigation, the result of which is given to the profession in various publications from his pen. Ever since his location in Boston he has been a member of the medical staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
(IX) Samuel Merrill, third son of Ether S. and Harriet H. (Haskell) Paul, was born Oct. 1, 1864, in Auburn, and was educated in the public schools of that city and Bryant and Stratton's Business College, of Boston. Since leaving school he has been engaged in business with his father and brother, as above noted, and has been for some time the active head of the house.
He married, Oct. 18, 1893, Ella Theodate, born Dec. 13, 1864, daughter of Theodore and Ada Hannah (Rose) Plummer.
Ether Shepley (2)