Genealogical and Family History
of the

Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

New York

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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]

[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]


The ancestor of the Sale family of New England was one of those immigrants who reached these shores so early in the settlement of the country as to be called "pioneer"; and the history of the family includes the entire period of the English occupation of New England from the day the Pilgrims landed, except fifteen years.

(I) Edward Sale, whose name is also spelled Seale, or Saile, probably came from London, England, to Salem, Mass., in the "Elizabeth and Ann," in 1635. At that time he was twenty-four years old. He was made a freeman Nov. 2, 1637, but must have belonged to another church than Salem. He was of Rehoboth in 1644. His wife's name was Elizabeth.

(II) Ephraim, son of Edward and Elizabeth Sale, was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company and its lieutenant. He died Dec. 2, 1690. His first wife was Alice; the second, Mary, daughter of Hopestill Foster. She survived him, and married Dec. 10, 1691, Samuel Ware.
Children of 1st wife:
Samuel and Nathaniel.
Children of 2d wife:
Mary, Hepzibah, John and Thankful.

(III) John, son of Ephraim and Mary (Foster) Sale, was born Jan. 17, 1687. He married Ann Townsend, daughter of Penn Townsend, Esq..
John, Rebecca, Sarah and Penn Townsend.
He married (second) April 16, 1742, Huldah Belknap, of Chelsea, who was living at the time his will was made.

(IV) Deacon John (2) Sale, son of John (1) and Ann (Townsend) Sale, born March 22, 1728 (O.S.), died April 20, 1804, aged seventy-five years. He married, April 7, 1752, Sarah Floyd.
Ann, Sarah, John, Penn Townsend, Ephraim, Mary, Sarah and Rebecca.

(V) Colonel John (3), son of Deacon John (2) and Sarah (Floyd) Sale, born Aug. 3, 1757, died Sept. 1, 1835, aged seventy-eight years. He married (first) Nov. 29, 1757, [trans. note: this has to be the wrong date; he was b. in 1757] Deborah Hobart, who died Dec. 18, 1804, aged thirty-one years.
Children of 1st wife:
James Penn (died young), Sarah Floyd, James Penn and Jane Bailey.
Col. Sale married (second) April 1, 1809, Hannah Butterfield, who died Feb. 27, 1853, aged seventy-five years.
Children of 2d wife:
Frederick, Almira, Louisa, Mary, Emeline, William, Cornelia, John and Ephraim.

(VI) John (4), eighth child and third son of Col. John (3) and Hannah (Butterfield) Sale, born Nov. 27, 1820, died Chelsea, April 29, 1886. For many years he compiled and published the Chelsea Revere and Winthrop Directory.
He married (first) March 25, 1846, Julia Parson Dyer, born Raymond, Maine, June 11, 1826, died Chelsea, Mass., Sept. 30, 1852, aged twenty-six years. She was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Parsons) Dyer, of Raymond.
Mr. Dyer resided in Buckfield and then removed to Hartford (Maine), where he died.
Children of 1st wife:
John Addington, George Frederick, Thomas Dyer, George Francisco.
John Sale married (second), Nov. 26, 1856, Mary Jane Leavitt.
Children of 2d wife:
Charles Leavitt, Alice Bell and Annie May (twins), George Frederick, and Albert Plumb.

(VII) Thomas Dyer, third son of John and Juilia P. (Dyer) Sale, was born in Chelsea, Jan. 25, 1851. His mother died when he was twenty months old, and he was taken to Hartford, Maine, where he was brought up in the family of his grandfather, Thomas Dyer. After leaving the public school he fitted for college at Westbrook Seminary. Subsequently he taught school for five years to obtain means to continue his studies. In 1883 he entered the sophomore class at Bates College, and graduated A. B. in the class of 1886. Immediately after graduation he made a tour of the United States, going west to the Pacific coast, and returning before the end of the year. After serving as a reporter on the Portland Evening Express, in April, 1887, he formed a partnership with William H. Smith, editor and publisher of the Odd Fellows' Register, under the firm name of Smith & Sale. Mr. Smith died in 1890, since which time Mr. Sale has conducted the business alone.
Mr. Sale is a Republican, and always loyal to the party, but he has always declined any offer of a political office. He is a member of Monami Lodge, No. 40, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Eatern Star Encampment, No. 2; Canton Ridgely, No. 1, and a member of the Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment of Maine; Tyrian Lodge, No. 73, Free and Accepted Masons, Greenleaf Royal Arch Chapter, No. 13, Portland Council, No. 4, Royal and Select Masters. In the Masonic bodies Mr. Sale has never held any office. He is a member of Munjoy Lodge, No. 6, Knights of Pythias, also a member of the Grand Lodge of this Grand Domain. A member of Windsor Castle, No. 1, Knights of the Golden Eagle, and also of the Grand Castle of Maine. He is a charter member of Cogowesco Tribe, No. 5, Independent Order of Red Men, and of the Grand Council of Maine. A member of Beacon Commandery, No. 98, Knights of Malta, and is grand recorder of this jurisdiction, including the states of Maine and New Hampshire; also a member of the New England Order or Protection, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and of quite a number of other fraternal organizations which is not necessary to enumerate here.
Mr. Sale married, Dec. 9, 1887, Lizzie Jane Strout, born Durham, Maine, March 30, 1860, daughter of George W. and Harriet (Roake) Strout, of Durham. Mr. Sale resides in Portland, Maine.

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