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Full text of "Annals of Oxford, Maine, from its incorporation, February 27, 1829 to 1850. Prefaced by a brief account of the settlement of Shepardsfield plantation, now Hebron and Oxford, and supplemented with genealogical notes from the earliest records of both towns and other sources"

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TO THE SACRED JVIEMORY Op 

9V Deloved Patl^er and I itotl^er, 

Whose patient toil and sacrifice guarded 
my childhood ; ivhose wisdom and experi = 
ence guided my youth, and whose excellent 
precepts and examples are an ever present 
admonition to a better manhood : also to 
my dear (brothers and Sisters — one only 
surviving, {the tiny forms of the others 
resting in unmarked graves on the sunny 
shore of the mill=pond, opposite the ancient 
homestead of Esquire Keith; a spot once set 
apart as ''God's Acre," hut later reclaimed 
for tillage,) this volume is affectionately 
dedicated. 

Marquis Fayette King. 



Number 

125 Copies Only. 



ANNALS OF OXFORD, 

MAINE, 

FROM ITS INCORPORATION, FEBRUARY 27, 1829, TO 1850. 

— PREFACED BY A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE — 

SETTLEMENT OF SHEPARDSFIELD PLANTATION, 
NOW HEBRON AND OXFORD, 

— AND SUPPLEMENTED WITH — 

GENEALOGICAL NOTES FROM THE EARLIEST 
RECORDS OF BOTH TOWNS AND OTHER SOURCES. 



COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY 

MARQUIS FAYETTE KING, 




PORTLAND, MAINE, 
M D C C C CI II . 



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INDEX. 



Abbott, 66, 72j 73, 78, 122, 126 

fam., 127. 
ACKLEY, 281. 

Adams, 17, 123, 124, 167, 211, 239. 

AiNSWORTH, 120. 

Alden, 265. 

Allen, 6, 27, 36, 41, 43, 45, 52, 53, 
55,60, 61, 70, 72, 73, 75, 81, 82, 
83, 84, 92, 93, 127 fam., 128, 
129, 141, 146, 147, 210, 211, 239, 
247, 248, 252, 270, 292. 

Ambrose, 188. 

Ames, 241. 

Anderson, 46, 65, 66, 67, 81, 85. 

Andrews, 27, 75, 99, 129 fam., 130, 
131, 142, 159, 243, 252, 261, 270, 
271, 280, 285, 287. 

Appleton, 65,66. 

Archibald, 131 fam., 178, 216, 219, 

293- 

ashburton, 59. 

Aspen, 260. 

Atwood, 132. 

Austin, 73, 131 fam. 

Babson, 239. 

Bacon, 159. 

Bagley, 163. 

Bailey, 64,93, 94, 130, 150. 219. 

Baker, 92, 106, 132 fam., 184. 

Bancroft, 150. 

Banks, 143 fam. 

Barbour, 203. 

Barker, 102, 255. 

Barns, 226. 

Barrett, 262. 

Barrows, 5, 7, 13, 18, 19, 28, m, 
130, 132 fam., 133, 134, 135, 
136, i37> 139. 146, 152, 154. 176, 
200, 218, 227, 230, 137, 241, 250, 
256, 273, 278, 279, 292. 

Bartlett, 16, 27, 36, 39,41,42, 45, 
72, 73. 75. 114, 136 fam., 137, 
143, 245, 246, 257, 295. 

Bassett, 183. 

Batchelor, 218, 253. 

Beal, 41, 75, 77, 135, 137 fam., 138, 
276. 

Beaman, 78, 138 fam. 



Bean, 27, 138 fam. 

Bearce, 5, 6, 7, 13, 16, 28, 29, 77, 

86, 133, 138 fam., 139, 140, 141, 

146, 147, 152, 157, 158, 172, 182, 

185, 188, 190, 198, 213, 214, 229, 

230, 237, 243, 284, 286, 292, 295. 
Bennett, 137, 159, 200, 219, 243, 

267. 
Benson, 7, 27, 28, 83, 137, 142 fam., 

143,148, 152, 185, 230. 
Bent, 150. 
Berry, 45, 127. 
Bessee, 28, 142, 143 fam., 155, 192, 

219. 232, 250, 278. 
Best, 265. 
Bickford, 73, 93, 143 fam., 221, 

248. 
Bicknell, 6, 12, 16, 28, 143 fam., 

144, 151, 178, 262, 265. 
Billings, 200, 263. 
BiSBEE, 144 fam., 198, 253. 
Bixby, 296. 
Blair, 27. 
Blake, 132, 145 fam., 174, 179, 

206, 207, 222, 233, 266. 
Blankenburg, 277. 

EODWELL, 195. 

Bolles, 152. 

Bolster, 81, 95, 145 fam., 174, 177, 

268. 
Bonney 103, 145 fam,, 219,283, 288. 
Boody, 215. 
Boothby, 75, lOI. 
BOWDOIN, 159. 

Bowers, 164. 

Bowker, 139, 146 fam., 241. 
Bowley, 156. 
Bowman, 150. 
Boyden, 152. 
Brackett, 78, 249, 276. 
Bradford, II, 28,224. 
Bradley, 133. 
Bradman, 234. 
Bramhall, 257. 
Bray, 242. 
Breslin, 161. 
Brett, 27, 138. 
Brickett, 117, 259. 



IV 



INDEX. 



Bridge, 9. 

Bridges, 97, 

Bridgham, 6, 7, 11,26, 28, 132, 146 

fam., 147, 160, 177, 184, 197, 238. 
Briggs, 68, 73, 140, 147 fam., 220, 

285. 
Brock, 219, 285, 295. 
Bronson, 68, 69. 
Brooks, 49, 59, 65, loi, in, 147 

fam., 172, 1S5, 225. 
Brown, ii, 27, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67,68, 

69, 72, 73> 75, 77,85,112, 122, 

123, 124, 148 fam., 149, 153, 162, 

165, 173, 179. 195,205, 207, 212, 

215, 226, 251, 283, 288. 
Bruce, 160, 273. 
Bryant, 28, 72, 73, 75, 143, H9 

fam., 150, 151, 158, 199,225,238, 

250, 257, 258. 
Buck, 134, 170, 174, 242. 
Buckler, 193. 
Bucknam, 7, 16, 132, 133, 134, 140, 

142, 151 fam., 152, 153, 165, 181, 

200, 233, 244, 252. 

BULLARD, II. 

Bullen, 12, 41, 42, 64, 153 fam., 
204, 231, 243, 245, 257, 266. 

BuMPAS, 16, 28, 150, 153 fam., 154, 
155, 170, 213, 228, 230, 233, 254, 
284, 285, 291, 298. 

BURBANK, 214. 

Burgess, 244. 
Burleigh, 217. 

BURNHAM, 26, 259, 272, 286. 

Burns. 51, 59. 72, 73, 75, 78, loi, 
155 fam., 156, 234, 255. 

Butler, 184. 

Butters, 86. 

Byram, 274. 

Byron, 95. 

Cain, 95, 189. 

Caldwell, 6, 16, 36, 38, 41, 44, 46, 
50, 53, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 66, 
68, 71, 72,73. 76, 79, 80, 93, 95, 
115, 140, 156 fam,, 157, 159, 238, 
243, 246. 

Call, 282. 

Campbell, 95, 200, 213. 

Carlton, 61, 63, 64, 66, 85, 86, 93, 
106, 107, 143, 158 fam., 232. 

Carman, 12, 28, 36, 49, 50, 53, 57, 
59, 60, 62, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 86, 
88, 90, 92,98, loi, 103, 105, 107, 
131, 144, 158 fam., 159, 191, 192, 
211, 219. 

Carr, 73, 148, 159 fam., 228, 261. 
Carter, 56. 

Gary, 19, 24, 62, 72, 73, 76, 78, 127, 
i6o fam., 161, 265, 295. 



Case, 263. 

Cash, 143. 

Caswell, 161 fam., 2S6. 

Cates, 59, 76, 77, 84, 86, 161 fam., 

233, 265. 
Chadbourne, 27, 46, 59, 60, 61, 63, 
65, 67, 68, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79, 

162 fam., 163, 188, 203, 212, 231, 

282, 283, 286, 287. 
Chaffin, 66, 67, 69, 72, 76, 77, 78, 

84, 90, 104, 106, 108, 163 fam., 

164, 212, 239. 
Chamberlain, 136, 271. 
Chambers, 128. 
Chandler, 26, 29, 85, 95, 135, 181, 

205, 273, 285. 
Chapin, 118, 238, 239. 
Chaplin, 59 127. 
Chapman, 85, 99, 164 fam., 297. 
Chase, 94, 117, 159, 177, 260. 
Cheeveh, 235. 
Cheney, 9. 
Chesley, 26, 73, 79, 148, 165 fam., 

219. 
Child, 9, 287. 
Chipman, 42, 62, 77, 165 fam., 166, 

173, 186, 196, 198, 230, 231. 
Chitman, 64. 
Chute, 54, 83, 84, 85 fam., 93, 104, 

106, 107, 270. 
Churchill, 12, 135, 142, 153, 156, 

166 fam., 181, 182, 186, 238, 250, 

276. 
Clapp, 114, 160. 
Clark, 6, 28, 114, 146, 157, '67 

fam., 190, 207, 291, 296. 
Cleaveland, 82, 86, 90, 167 fam., 

172, 212, 223, 249. 
Cleaves, 217. 

Clifford, 129, 167 fam., 168, 212. 
Clough, 188. 
Cobb, 16, 85, 168 fam., 198, 213, 

216, 225, 265, 267, 280. 

COLKURN, 142. 

Cole, 133, 134, 16S fam., 217, 240, 
273, 280, 297. 

CONANT, 24, 243. 

Connor, 137. 
Cook, 187, 247, 287. 
Coombs, 169 fam. 
Copeland, 265. 
Cordwell, 147, 294. 
Corey, 168 fam. 
Corliss, 169 fam. 
Cotton, 146, 231, 276, 284. 
couillard, 154. 
Courser, 59, 186. 
Cousins, 120, 132, 259. 
Cox, 149, 169 fam., 199,214. 



INDEX. 



Coy, 72, 102, 137, 169 fam., 170, 287. 

Crafts, 16, 28, 146, 155, 170 fam,, 
210. 

Craigie, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 
38, 46, 80, 96, 114, 121, 122, 123, 
141, 205, 256, 285. 

Cragin, 282. 

Crockett, 36, 38, 47, 48, 53, 55, 
57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76, 171 fam., 
231, 233, 248, 279, 282, 290. 

Crooker, 42, 46, 59, 60, 72, 73, 76, 
79, 83, 84, 90, 91, 92, 139, 141, 
152, 167, 171 fam., 172, 204, 214, 
233, 235, 257, 258, 264, 271, 293. 

Crosby, 71. 

Cross, 159. 

Crowell, 270. 

CUMMINGS, 26, 73, 76, 85, 145, 195, 

230, 233, 275, 29 r, 298, 
Currier, 187, 294. 

Curtis, 28, 63, 124, 172 fam., 187, 
191, 267. 

CUSHMAN, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 19, 26, 

27, 28, 31, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 62, 72, 73, 76, 
95, 103, 109, 130, 134, 135, 137, 
141, 143, 144, 153, 170, 173 fam-, 
174, 175, 185, 189, 191, 192, 193, 
195, 200, 205, 219, 222, 223, 227, 

231, 235, 238, 243, 246, 252, 254, 
272, 279, 284, 285, 289, 291, 293. 

Cutter, 118. 

Dame, 90, 177 fam. 

Dana, 68, 69, 70. 

Daniels, 76, 221. 

Dascombe, 9. 

Davee, 28, 133, 135, 176 fam., 233, 
245, 250, 276. 

Davis, 176 fam., 180, 184, 188, 242, 
244, 262. 

Dawes, 224. 

Day, 294. 

Dean, 13, 27, 36, 40, 43, 56, 59, 61, 
67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 
79, 82, 84, 85, 86, 91, 92, 95, 
129, 137, 148, 166, 177 fam., 
183, 187, 195, 217, 219, 265, 268, 

274, 293 
Dearborn, 150. 
Deblois, iio. 
Decoster, 28, 43, 143, 178 fam., 

210, 262. 

DeERING, 221, 293. 

Dennin, 74, 76, 77, 78, 84, 95, 120, 
148, 179 fam., 192, 220, 233, 
250, 252. 

Dennett, 158. 

Densmore, 70, 71, 76, 79, 179 fam. 



Dexter, 249. 

Dicker, 137. 

Dingley, 161, 

Dix, 9. 

Doble, 262. 

Dodge, 249. 

Doe, 179 fam. 

Dole, 206. 

Dorr, 270. 

Doughty, 265. 

Douglass, 83, 84, 138. 

Dow, 18 r. 

Downie, 250. 

Downing, 72, 74, 180 fam., 219, 

253- 
Downs, 245. 
Drake, 7, 12, 28, 74, 94, 180 fam,, 

181, 198, 215, 226, 262. 
Draper, 9. 

Dresser, 277. 
Drew, 148. 
Drinkwater, 234. 
Dudley, 16, 28, 72, 74, 76, 95, 96, 
144, 152, 164, 169, 181 fam., 

182, 269, 2S6. 287. 
Dunham, 12, 13, 16, 28, 57, 81, 132, 

175, 182 fam., 183, 228, 241, 

250, 273, 279. 
Dunlap, 49, 51, 52, 53- 
Dunn, 27, 65, 72, 74, 76, 77, 79, 99, 

177, 183 fam., 228, 285. 
Durell, 6, 65, 69, 71, 72, 74, 77, 

78, 79, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 97, 

100, 104, 108, III, 112, 124, 138, 

184 fam., 218, 251, 291, 296. 
Dustin, 297. 

DwiNAL, 145, 184 fam., 245, 292. 

Dyer, 1S4, 223, 236, 263. 

Eames, 159, 214. 

Eastman, 174, 234. 

Eaton, 116, 229, 263, 265. 

Edes, 247. 

Edgecomb, 102. 

Edson, 287. 

Edwards, 74, 137, 157, 167, 174, 

185 fam., 190. 
Elder, 285. 
Eldridge, 120. 
Elliot, 215. 
Ellis, 158, 202, 219. 
Ellsworth, 282. 
Elms, 243, 244, 251. 
Elwell, 76, 156, 215, 216. 
Emery, 27, 59, 76, 172, 185 fam., 

216. 
Erskine, 190. 
ESTES, 289. 
Evans, 185 fam. 
EvELETH, 229. 



VI 



INDEX. 



Everett, 40, 41. 
Fairbanks, 181. 
Fairfield, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 

115- 

Farquhar, 289. 

Farrer, 188. 

Farrington, 157, 197, 202, 238, 
260. 

Farris, 27, 28, 45, 74, 76, 78, 86, 
123, 139, 160, 166, 169, 185 fam., 
186, 203, 209, 226, 233, 258, 282. 

Farwell, 28, 163, 240. 

Faunce, 36, 48, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 64, 66, 70, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 
78, 79. 105. 135, 162, 177, 186 
fam., 187, 188, 189, 219, 222, 
274, 287. 

Fay, 232. 

Fernald, 133. 

Fessenden, 67, 68, 69, 70, no, 133. 

Field, 85, 233, 273, 285. 

Fish, 189 fam. 

Fisher, 202. 

Fisk, 154, 281. 

Fitz, 76, 86, 189 fam., 211. 

Flaherty, 162. 

Flemming, 164. 

Fletcher, 181. 

Flint, 84. 

Flood, 161. 

Fobes, 83, i8r. 

Fogg, 72, 76, 138, 174, 189 fam., 
215, 218. 

Ford, 78, 189 fam., 213. 

Forester, 187. 

Foss, 253, 277. 

Foster, 22, 23, 24, 38, 1x1, 121, 

257, 295- 

Fox, 123, 188. 

Francis, 74, 283. 

Frank, 136. 

Freeman, 297. 

French, 59, 69, 74, 150. i74, 189 
fam., 190, 232. 

Frost, 78, 85, 86, 109, 190 fam., 
226, 257, 263, 295. 

Fruean, 226. 

Frye, 24, 180, 283. 

Fuller, i, 6, 10, 11, 13, 27, 28, 57, 
59, 61, 72, 74, 76, 95, 121, 124, 
148, 158, 166, 172, 175, 179, 191 
fam., 192, 193, 205, 208, 210, 
219, 230, 231, 248, 251, 263, 
274, 279, 284, 291, 293. 

Furber, 220. 

Furbush, 1S8. 

Gammon, 27, 50, 55, 59, 60, 74, 76, 
77, 78, 86, 90, 194 fam., 195, 
204, 255, 274. 



Garcelon, 188, 202, 212. 

Gardner, 36, 43, 50, 55, 57, 60, 61, 
62, 72, 74, 76, 77, 78, 14S, 158, 
178, 195 fam., 262, 270, 271. 

Garland, 201, 203, 288. 

Gerrish, I, 148, 231. 

Gerry, 145. 

Getchell, 175. 

Getty, 239. 

GiBBs, 142. 

Gilbert, 195 fam., 209. 

GiLLETT, 97. 
GiLMAN, 195, 227. 
GiLMORE, 214. 

Gladding, 218. 

Glover, 28, 153, 195 fam., 196, 

228, 235, 237, 253, 293. 
Goddard, 208, 291. 
Goding, 218. 

GOFF, 276. 
GOLDER, 292. 

Golderman, 130. 

Gooch, 83. 

GooDENOW, 46, 48, 49, 85, 194. 

Goodwin, 167. 

GooKiNS, 282. 

GooL, 153. 

Gore, 294. 

Goss, 209, 227. 

Gould, 98, 150, 151. 

GowELL, 239. 

Grady, 184. 

Graffam, 195. 

Grant, 227. 

Grapes, 45. 

Greely, 140, 196 fam., 197, 255. 

Green, 2, 4, 7, 21, 83, 260. 

Greenleaf, 4, 7, no, 291. 

Greenough, 288. 

Greenwood, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 

16, 19, 27, 31, 42, 122, 157, 186, 

igi, 197 fam., 198, 213, 281, 

284, 293. 
Gross, 178, 194. 
GuPTiLL, 220. 
Gurney, 12, 28, 149, 162, 166, 16S, 

173, 178, 180, 198 fam., 227, 

250, 252, 286. 
Hack, 149, 199 fam. 
Hacker, 203. 
Hackett, 72, 74, 78, 79, 199 fam., 

218. 
Hadlock, 286. 
Hale, 247. 
Hall, 6, 31, 32, 39, 78, 93, 97, no, 

133. 137, 149. 150, 175. 179. 184, 

198, 199 fam., 203, 210, 217, 

220, 229, 234, 248, 251, 257, 261, 

267, 277, 297. 



INDEX. 



Vll 



Hamden, 27. 

Hamlin, 19, 24, 70, 71, 171, 200 

fam., 207, 
Hammill, 155. 
Hammond, 142, 146. 
Hancock, 17, 83. 
Hannafokd, 200 fam., 233. 
Hanscome, 155, 199 fam., 212, 221. 
Hanson, 59, 78, 153. 
Hardy, 26. 
Harlow, 141, 161. 
Harmon, 161, 285, 296. 
Harper, 99. 

Harris, 152, 174, 223, 241, 285. 
Hart, 97, 164. 
Harvey, 58. 
Haskell, 72, 74, 76, 182, 203, 212, 

223, 224, 234, 240, 267, 280. 
Hat?iaway, 130, 135, 152, 182, 200 

fam. 
Haven, 24, 38, 98, 295. 
Hawkins, 59, 63, 64, 65, 67, 74, 79. 
Hawks, 72, 74, 130, 133, 152, 160, 

184, 200 fam., 201, 219. 
Hayden, 7, 172. 
Hayes, 27, 36. 57, 59, 69, 72, 74, 

76, 78, 79, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 

95. 97. 93, 100, 103, 109, 145, 

I7v'i. 190. 201 fain., 231, 265. 
Hayford, 171. 
Hazeltine, 271. 
Hazen, 247. 
Hazlett, 163. 
Heath, :i6o. 
Hechabarria, 224. 
Heisler, 142. 
Hemingway, 228. 
Herrick, 148, 162, 188, 194, 219, 

236. 
Hekrin, 27, 175. 
Hersev, 106, 202 fam., 203, 216, 

229, 294. 
Hicks, 115, 203 fam. 

HiCKSON, 85. 

HiLBORN, 27, 36, 40, 42, 50, 55, 63, 

72, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 123, 150, 
153. 195. 203 fam., 204, 234, 
264. 

HiLDRETH, 164. 

HiLL, 5, 6, 3 ;, 32, 59, 128, 204 fam., 
248, 262, 281, 290, 295. 

HOBBS, 224. 
HODGDON, 214, 284. 

Hodgkins, 228. 

HOGAN, 102, 285. 

HOLBROOK, 27, 44, 47, 49, 54, 55, 
60, 72, 74, 76, 102, 103, 104, 

114, 205 fam., 206, 208. 

pjOLDEN, X3I, 258, 294. 



Holmes, 27, 35, 41, 45, 47, 52, 53, 
55, 56. 58, 60, 61, 66, 67, 69, 71, 
72, 74, 76, 84, 96, 124, 163, 173, 

205, 206 fam., 256, 268, 269, 
270. 

Hood, 36, 61, 72, 74, 78, 79, 81, 82, 
85, 86, 89, 90, 208 fam., 236, 

239- 
Hooper, 19, 26, 88. 
Hopkins, 208, 249. 
HoRNE, 208 fam. 
Houghton, 135, 164, 209 fam., 

212, 245, 
House, 282. 
HovEY, 253. 
Howard, 152, 209 fam., 245, 273, 

280. 
Howe, 134, 194, 209 fam. 
Howland, 245. 
Hubbard, 71, 121. 
Hudson, 228. 
Huff, 224. 
HuMFREY, 217. 
Hunt, 20, 22, 120. 
Ilsley, 286. 

Ingalls, 128, 159, 170, 210 fam. 
Ingham, 210. 
Irish, 28, 144, 178, 210 fam., 227, 

228, 233, 262. 
Jackson, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 19, 20, 

22, 76, 86, 142, 183, 184, 189, 

206, 210 fam., 227, 230, 249. 
Jacobs, 145, 259. 
Jefferson, 25. 

Jenkins, 140, 175, 202, 211 fam., 
215, 244, 251. 

Jennings, 188. 

Jewell, 172. 

Jevvett, 239. 

Johns, 146. 

Johnson, 83, 84, 109, 127, 152, 201. 

Jones, 68, 69, 70, 76, 78, 81, 82, 97, 
127, 141, 160, 163, 175, 1S3, 199, 
211 fam., 2x3, 228, 253. 

Jordan, 16, 43, 45, 47, 55, 74, 134, 

135, 151, 162, 191, 194, 200, 212 

fam., 233, 244, 248, 287. 

Joyce, 171. 

Judkins, 201. 

Kavanough, 65, 155, 213 fam. 

Keene, 27, 28, 40, 44, 56, 59, 60, 
62, 72, 74, 76, 77, 141, 169, 172, 
180, 182, 187, 192, 209, 212, 213 
fam., 214, 215, 228, 240, 255, 
262, 268, 272, 273, 274. 

Kelley, 67, 72, 248. 

Kempton, 149. 

Kendall, 227, 

Kennard, 170. 



VIU 



INDEX. 



Keith, 28, 35, 37. 38, 42, 43, 44. 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50. 51. 52, 55, 56, 
57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
79, 83, 84, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 
103, 105, 106, 108, 109, no, 
201, 202, 216 fam., 224, 239, 
240, 248, 249, 265. 

Kenney, 162. 

Kent, 53, 55. 57, 60, 62, 63. 

KlLGORE, 120, 266. 

Kimball, 136, 139, 156. 

King, 6, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37. 38, 
40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 64, 65, 
66, 72, 74, 76, 78, 85, 86, 89, 90, 
91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 99, i<^o. 104, 
105, 108, no, III, 112, 113, 
121, 122, 124, 139, 146, 149. 
160, 184, 207, 211, 217 fam., 
218, 232, 265, 273, 277, 295. 

Kingman, 198. 

Kingsbury, 271. 

Kinsley, 154, 175, 219 fam. 

Kinsman, 114. 

Knapp, 227. 

Kneeland, 259. 

Knight, 59, 74, 78, 180, 183, 208, 
219 fam., 220, 235, 266, 276, 
281, 290. 

Knowlton, 226. 

La Croix, 292. 

Lamar, 250. 

Lamb, 45, 97. 220 fam. 

Lander, 209, 220 fam., 284. 

Lane, 74, 77, ^33, 146, 162, 165, 175, 
204, 210, 219, 220 fam., 233, 290. 

LaRRABEE, II, 289. 

Lawrence, 150. 

Leach, 221 fam. 

Learned, 24. 

Leavitt, 180, 221 fam., 246. 

Lebaron, 154, 221 fam. 

Lee, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 

61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 76, 

79, 173, 174, 219, 221 fam., 256, 

289. 
Legrow, 209. 
Leighton, 215. 
Leonard, 217, 244. 
Lewis, 244, 259, 261. 
LiBBY, 59, 74, 76, 97, 98, 161, 204, 

222 fam., 294. 
Lincoln, no, iii. 
Linnell, 59, 74, 77, 90, 156, 188, 

222 fam., 223, 255. 
Litchfield, 159, 222, 225. 
Little, 41, 140. 
Littlefield, 27, 41, 72, 74, 95, 

1x8, 149. 



Littlehale, 150. 

lockwood, 283. 

Lombard, 36, 76, 77, 78, 79, 86, 

127, 153, 162, 167, 19S, 222, 223 

fam., 224, 240, 265. 
Long, 56, 243. 
Longfellow, 22. 
Lord, 59, 74, 86, 90, 92, 93, 219, 

224 fam., 227, 245. 
Loring, 223, 224 fam., 225, 238. 
LovEjOY, 127, 
Lovell, 167, 289. 
Lovering, 272, 283. 
Lowell, 203. 

Lucas, 86, 225 fam., 259, 260, 280. 
Lund, 150. 

Lunt, 49, 72, 225 fam., 235, 287. 
Macomber, 132, 146. 
Maddox, 27, 72, 76, 225 fam. 
Malcolm, 187. 
Mancilla, 119. 
Mann, 257. 
Manson, 104, 202. 
Marble, 148. 
March, 260. 

Marr, 74, 105, 226 fam., 249. 
Marriner, 74, 76, 181, 226 fam. 
Marshall, 2^, 36, 42, 72, 78, 154, 

160, 184, 200, 210, 215, 227 fam., 

240, 250, 293. 
Marston, 130, 193, 235 fam., 269, 

2S6, 287, 297. 
Martin, 76, 79, 128, 145, 228 fam., 

229, 255, 259, 263. 
Marwick, 250. 
Mason, 176, 1S3. 227. 
Masters, 226. 
Matson, 187. 

Maxim, 129, 139, 214, 241. 

Mayberry, 71, 202, 229. 

Mayhew, 24T, 256. 

Megquire, 243, 244, 245. 

Mellen, 26, 234. 

Merrill, 28, 36, 57, 72, 74, 76, 77, 
81, JI7, 141, 142, 152, 154, 157, 
158, 162, 192, 193, 198, 229 fam., 

230, 231, 232, 243, 246, 253, 259, 
292, 294. 

Merkow, 259. 

Meservey, 136. 

McAllister, 162, 163, 171, 186, 

201, 231 fam, 289. 
McCarty, 9. 
McClure, 246. 
McCullam, 138. 

McCURDY, 226, 249. 

McIntire, 122, 263. 
McKenney, 78. 
McKuhn, 258. 



INDEX. 



IX 



McMahon, i88. 
MiLiKEN, 232 fam., 282. 
Miller, 189, 223, 224, 283. 
MiLLETT, 137, 152, 169, 171, 231 

fam., 261, 288, 292. 
Mitchell, 153, 159, 200. 
Mixer, 27, 47, 60, 72, 74, 76, 78, 

79, 89, go, 91, 92, 93, 113, 232 

fam., 263, 267, 270. 
Monk, 152, 155, 186, 232. 
Moody, 244, 269. 
Moore, 27, 36, 72, 76, 16 r, 233 

fam., 280. 
Morey, 74, 234 fam., 270. 
Morgan, 2S, 218, 234 fam., 262. 
Morrill, 71, 136. 
MoRSK, 67, 74, 76, 83, 84, 123, 124, 

133. 153, 161, 208, 213, 231,234 

fam., 235, 248, 257, 264, 271. 
Morton, 27, 28, 29, 65, 84, loi, 185, 

187, 196, 225, 235 fam., 236, 246. 
Motley, 292. 
Moulton, 36, 76, 237. 
MuGFORD, 279. 
Murdock, 236 fam., 2S7. 

MURRY, 127. 

MuzzEY, 37, 51, 72, 74, 76, 78, 79, 

81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 90, 92, 
105, 208, 236 fam., 237, 295. 

Myrick, 7, 13, 2S, 31, 32, 135, 196, 

237 fam. 
Nelscjn, 27, 62, 74, 76, 79, 84, 85, 

86, 118, 150, 15.2, 173, 224, 237 

fam., 238, 239, 277, 281, 292. 
Newhall, 74, 160, 239 fam. 
Newland, 207. 
Newman, 41, 181, 214, 273. 
Newton, 228. 
Nichols, 249. 
NiCKERSON, 253. 
Noble, 149, 180, 245. 
Norris, 208. 
Norton, 28, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39, 43, 

45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 74, 76, 78, 79, 

82, 83, 84, 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 
100, 102, 105, ic6, no, 114, 
127, 216, 239 fam., 240. 

Noyes, 76, 122, 240 fam. 

Nutter, 184. 

Nutting, 129. 

Nye, 181. 

Oliver, 49, 55, 56, 60, 72, 76, 128, 

240 fam., 253. 
Ordway, 228, 248, 256. 
Osgood, 290. 
Otis, i, 2, 212. 
Owen, 130. 

Page, 74, 148, 187, 275. 
Paine, 150, 219. 



Packard, 12, 16, 29, 133, 134, 143, 
144, 146, 147, 155, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 174, 176, 182, 183, 228, 240 
fam., 241, 242, 277, 285, 290, 
292. 

Paljier, 220, 242 fam., 292. 

Paris, 13, 19, 24, 56, 62, 142, 242 
fam., 279. 

Parish, 86. 

Parker, 6, 294. 

Parks, 55. 

Parrott, 261. 

Parsons, 51, 85, 161, 226, 231, 266, 
277. 

Partridge, 187, 237, 252. 

Patch, 291. 

Pattee, 155. 

Patten, 206. 

Payson, no. 

Pearl, 86. 

Peck, 160. 

Peckham, Si, 82. 

Pendexter, 184. 

Penley, 27, 127. 

Perkins, 27, 29, 32, 33, 36, 37, 41, 
42, 44, 45, 59, 62, 72, 74, 76, 79, 
86, 97, 130, 131, 153, 157, 173, 
192, 217, 237, 240, 243 fam., 

244, 245, 270, 276, 2S6, 28S. 
Perley, 133. 

Perry, 27, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59,60,61,62, 
63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 76, 79, 81, 85, 95, 100, loi, 
105, 1J5, 116, 127, 137, 157, 195, 
199, 230, 235, 240, 245 fam., 
246, 248, 249, 253, 290. 

Peterson, 45, 123, 166, 219, 243, 

245, 247 fam., 251, 257. 
Phillips, 5, 6, 196, 224, 265. 
Phipps, 9. 

Pickering, 201. 

Pierce, 84, 98, 263, 291. 

Pike, 41, 55, 74, 76, 79, ^37, 167, 
171, 186, 205, 212, 248 fam., 
249, 263, 267, 282, 285. 

PiNGREE, 76, 78, 90, lOI, 105, 249 

fam. 

Piper, 162. 

Plaisted, 217. 

Plummer, 258. 

Pratt, 9, 12, 26, 27, 29, 37, 38, 43, 
44, 45, 49, 59, 64, 66, 67, 70, 72, 
74, 76, 78, 90, 92, 9*5, 99, 123, 
126, 132, 134, 137, 148, 150, 192, 
195, 228, 242, 247, 250 fam., 
251, 252, 258, 271, 273, 275, 286, 

Pray, 252 fam. 



INDEX, 



Prentiss, 8i, 218, 273. 
Prescott, 143. 

Prince, 36, 73, 74, 76, 79, 147, 191, 
252 fam. 

POMPILLY, 166. 
POMROY, 81, 82. 

Pond, 223. 

Pool, 81, 267. 

Poor, 128. 

Porter, 18. 

Potter, 148. 

Pottle, 137, 171- 

PuLSiFER, 252. 

Putnam, 148, 290. 

Ramsdell, 294. 

Rand, 114- 

Randall, 129, 152, 182, 209, 252 

fam., 271, 273. 
Ransom, 182, 232. 
Rawson, 26, 59, 73, 99. 105, 153, 

180, 192, 202, 206, 207, 212, 

233. 253 fam., 260. 
Rays, 296. 
Reardon, 128. 
Record, ii, 43. 47, 61, 68, 73, 74, 

78, 79. 86, 90, 154, 174, 196, 
198, 245, 253 fam., 254, 279, 285. 

Reed, 153. 158, 159. 227, 258. 

Rice, 19, 253. 

Rich, 50, 51, 59, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 

79, 212, 216, 228, 229, 238, 254 
fam., 255, 256, 292. 

Richards, 36, 45, 49, 52, 53, 54, 
56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 67, 68, 
69, 70. 73, 74, 75, 77, 167, 188, 
221, 238, 246, 256 fam., 287, 
290, 294. 

Richardson, 26, 29, 82, 83, 84, 85, 
86, 1x6, 228, 256 fam. 

Richmond, 16, 27, 41, 95, 103, 149, 
150, 153, ^90, 256 fam., 257, 
258, 260, 261, 294, 296, 297. 

Ricker, 137, 156, 160, 209, 210, 
218, 258 fam., 275. 

Rideout, 247. 

Rider, 296. 

Riggs, 27, 203, 

Ring, 173, 243. 

Ripley, ioi, 219, 277. 

Robbins, 27, 42, 174, 223, 225, 259 
fam, 260, 297. 

Roberts, 134, 212, 237, 259 fam. 

Robinson, 6, 13, 26, 27, 29, 36, 41, 
43,46,48, 49, 51, 54, 61, 63,64, 
65, 66, 68, 73, 75, 77, 79, 92, 96, 
97, 98, 99, 131, 138, 237, 258, 
260 fam., 297. 

Rock, 127. 

Rogers, 187, 220. 



Rollins, 184. 

Root, 161. 

Ross, 170, 196. 

Rounds, 77. 

RowE, 12, 27, 29, 36, 41, 45, 73, 75, 
77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 137, 166, 172, 
178, 180, 190, 216, 227, 232, 234, 
248, 261 fam., 262, 263, 269, 
270, 274, 280, 283, 289, 290. 

Royal, 219. 

Russ, 140. 

Russell, 27, 59, 75, 77, 78, 147, 
221, 233, 245, 250, 264 fam., 
274. 

Rust, 26, 31, 267. 

Ryerson, 26, 30, 179, 250. 

Safford, 220. 

Sampson, 59, 73, 75, 86, 126, 134, 
165, 219, 264 fam., 271, 272, 
296. 

Sanborn, 75, 77, 79, 204, 264 fam., 

294. 
Sands, 258. 
Sanford, 259. 
Sargent, 224. 
Saunders, 255, 264 fam. 
Savage, 296. 
Savery, 257. 
Sawyer, 162, 187, 249. 
Scrtener, 156, 194, 239, 352, 2S3. 

SCHOFIELD, 2J2. 

Scott, 58. 

Sears, 277. 

Seavey, 152, 290. 

Sennet, 231. 

Seymour, 184. 

Shapleigh, 226. 

Shattuck, 163. 

Shaw, n, 23, 27, 35, 36, 40, 42, 43, 
48, 87, 88, 94, 95, 105, 106, 109, 
110, III, 113, 116, 117, 119, 
135, 161, 174, 190, 197, 201, 
203, 205, 217,222,223, 265 fam. , 

275- 
Shepard, I, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 

20, 21, 27, 41, 80, 115, 152, 172, 

191, 206, 213, 237, 261, 266 

fam., 280. 
Sherburne, 97. 
Shurtleff, 36, 37, 38, 43, 44, 45, 

47, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 73, 75, 

77, 79, 83, 91, 92, 105, 153,245, 

266 fam., 291. 
Sinclair, 188. 
Small, 98, 103, 216, 287. 
Snell, 16, 148, 180, 214, 215, 268 

fam., 291. 
Snowman, 154. 
Somes, 75, 268 fam., 275. 



INDEX. 



XI 



Smith, 40, 43, 46, 48, 49, 50, 59, 
61, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 
75. 77, 78, 79. 82, 112, 132, 133, 
137. 149. 167, 168, 190, 200, 
204, 208, 218, 224, 232, 248, 
257. 259, 267 fam,, 268, 277. 

SoPER, 268 fam. 

SouLE, 27, 44, 62, 75, 77, 78, 84, 
85, 86, 96, 169, 181, 219, 237, 
243. 251, 266, 268 fam., 269. 

Sparrow, 153. 

Spaulding, 154, 269 fam. 

Sprague, 51, 204. 

Spring, 10, 92, 230, 239. 

Spurr, 81, 141, 216, 236. 

Standish, 296. 

Stanley, 131, 240, 263, 269 fam., 
270, 

Stanton, 75, 77, 231. 

Staples, 27, 36, 37, 44, 45, 60, 63, 
71, 73. 75. 77. 78, 162, 1S3, 195, 
224, 232, 234, 243, 270, 271, 287. 

Starbird, 212. 

Starr, 94. 

Steadman, 6, 13, 29, 45, 123, 130, 
151, 216, 225, 227, 251, 269, 271 
fam., 272, 286, 292. 

Stearns, 197. 

Stetson, 143. 

Stevens, 40, 41, 78, 97, 137, 175, 
187, 198, 204, 219, 263, 272 fam., 
286, 289. 

Stinchfield, 149, 176, 225. 

Stockbridgh, 159. 

Stockman, 203. 

Stone, 69, 75, 194, 208, 228, 234, 
272 fam. 

Stowell, 26, 289. 

Strickland, 58. 

Strong, 26. 

Strout, 183. 

Stuart, 201. 

Sturdevant, 29, 99, 143, 150, 154, 
170, 182, 209, 236, 241, 250, 254, 
262, 273 fam., 2S5. 

Styles, 258. 

Sutton, 119. 

Swallow, 269. 

Swan, 158, 253. 

Swedenborg, 249. 

Sweeney, 204. 

Sweet, 162, 274. 

SwETT, 150, 201, 277. 

Swift, 75, 187, 274 fam., 289. 

Sykes, 160. 

Symonds, 75, 239, 240. 

Taft, 137. 

Talbot, 71, 220. 

Tarbell, 163. 



Tarbox, 27, 59, 60, 215, 248, 262, 

274 fam., 286. 

Taylor, 59, 73, 75, 77, 79, 94, i8i, 

275 fam. 
Teague, 224. 
Tellier, 296. 
Tenney, 267. 

Tewksbury, 35, 36, 40, 41, 44, 45, 
46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 61, 73, 84, 85, 
86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 98, TOO, 
103, 105, no, 112, 117 fam., 
118, 119, 205, 2X2, 226, 238, 266, 
274. 

Thatcher, 120. 

Thayer, 27, 36, 47, 56, 57, 59, 60, 
61, 62, 64, 66, 67, 69, 73, 75, 77, 
95. 103. 130, 137, 219, 238, 251, 
275 fam., 276, 277. 

Thomas, 16, 36, 57, 61, 62, 68, 69, 
70. 73. 75. 99. 113. 219, 236, 
237, 276 fam., 277, 279, 280. 

Thompson, 138, 197, 278 fam. 

Thorp. 195. 

Thurlow, 214. 

Thurston, 50, 70, 75, 83, 84, 248, 
278 fam. 

TiBBETTS, 181, 259, 278 fam. 

ToBiE, 201, 231, 245. 

Tourtellotte, 259. 

TOWLE, 184. 

Townsend, 167. 

Tribou, 174. 

Tripp, 18, 19, 94, 143, 154, 175, 254, 

278 fam., 279. 
Trott, 193, 203. 
True, 136, 148. 
Truet, 49, 77, 279 fam. 
Trull, 120. 
TuBBS, 28, 42, 70, 71, 132, 136, 137, 

168, 182, 198, 209, 253, 279 fam., 

280, 285. 

TUELL, 181, 198. 

Tucker, 102, 152, 206, 267, 288. 
Tufts, 77, 78, 280 fam. 
Tupper, 183. 
Turner, 7, 11, 13, 27, 28, 31, 32, 

195) 219, 228, 236, 249, 280 

fam., 2S1. 
Tuttle, 276. 
Twitchell, 152. 
TwoMBLY, 281 fam. 
Upham, 9. 
Valentine, 208. 
Van Antwerp, 207. 
Vance, 130. 
Vaux, 287. 

Verrill, 63, 75, 102, 191, 234, 282, 
Virgin, 97. 
VosE, 30, 208. 



xu 



INDEX. 



Wadsworth, 165. 

Wagg, 193. 

Waite, 244, 276. 

Walcott, 75, 78, 162, 165, 248, 

282 fam. 
Walker, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 103, 

156, 160, 200, 221, 277, 283 

fam., 286. 
Ward, 218, 292. 
Wardwell, 40, 41, 43, 45. 46, 57, 

61, 66, 73, 75. 77. 78, 145, 163. 

245, 254, 283 fam., 287. 
Warren, i, 85, 86, 92, 93, 127, 

154, 239- 
Washburn, 6, 7, 13, 16, 27, 29, 39, 

47. 57. 73. 75. 77. 79. I4i. i55, 
162, 181, 187, 191, 192, 219, 
220, 221, 241, 243, 245, 249, 
251. 356, 270, 271, 274, 284 
fam., 285, 286, 287, 288. 

Waterhouse, 108, 160, 203. 

Waterman, 27, 148, 288 fam. 

Watson, 169, 184. 

Webb, 159. 

Webber, 36, 47, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55. 
56, 61, 63, 65, 68, 69, 70, 73, 75. 
77, 78, 84, 100, 204, 221, 231, 
263, 288 fam., 289. 

Webster, 59, 134. 203, 224, 240 
287. 

Weeks, 261. 

Weeman, 157, 271. 

Welch, 55, 59, 64, 73. 75. 77. 79. 
86, 90, 91, 92, 93, 99, 102, 120 
fam., 122, 123, 124, 137, 158, 
169, 176, 220, 251. 

Wellington, 22. 

Wells, 289 fam. 

Wesley, 160. 

West, 6. 

Weston, 27, 248, 290 fanL, 292. 

Weymouth, 259. 

Wthichurch, 223. 

Whitcomb, 290. 

White, 216, 219, 234, 257, 265. 

Whitehead, 212, 289. 

Whitehouse, 36, 38, 48, 49, 51, 
53, 55. 73. 75. 77, 78, 79. 204, 
220, 230, 263, 290 fam., 291. 

Whitman, 19, 154, 155, 176, 217, 
235, 242, 252, 267, 291. 



Whitney, 5, 19, 23, 25, 31, 32, 35, 
37. 38. 40. 41. 43. 44, 45. 60, 68, 
70, 71. 75, 96, 116, 121, 131, 
140, 145, 156, 160, 171, 177, 
192, 205, 209, 243, 256, 258, 
272, 291 fam., 292. 

Whittemore, II, 13, 16, 29, 41, 
42, 82, 129, 133, 139, 177, 191, 
196, 219, 228, 231, 238, 263, 
271, 292 fam., 293. 

Whyte, 261, 

Widgery, 15, 16, 17. 

WiGGIN, 259. 

Wight, 133, 170, 283. 

Wilder, 164. 

Willard, 9. 

Williams, 83, 84, 85, 86, 193, 260, 

288, 
Willis, 12, 198, 293 fam. 
Wilson, 56, bi, 63, 64, 65, 66, 73, 

75, 294 fam. 
Wing, 159. 

WiNKLEY, 168. 
WlNSHlP, 79, 219. 

WiNSLOW, 77, 180, 226, 294 fam. 
Wlnsor, 165. 

WiSWELL, 295. 

Witham, 203, 257, 294 fam. 

Witt, 227. 

Worcester, 257. 

Work, 59, 73, 75, 77, 296 fam. 

Worthley, 136. 

Wood, 27, 140, 166, 176, 227, 248, 

258, 261, 281, 294 fam., 295. 
Woodbury, 98, 124, 246. 
Woodruff, 219. 
VVoodsome, 270. 
Woodward, 48, 50, 53, 59, 73, 75, 

78, 86, 90, 91, 92, 98, 99, III, 

151. 157. 191. 295 fJim- 
Wright, 27, 36, 37, 38, 43, 49, 50, 

56, 64, 73, 75, 78, 93, 99, 123, 

153, 219, 257, 264, 296 fam., 

297. 
Wyman, 257. 

Yeaton, 59, 86, 90, 133, 298 fam. 
Yeats, 51, 77, 78, 79, 148, 297 fam. 
York, 155, 221, 268, 29S fam. 
Young, 75, 81, 170, 180, 208, 275, 

298 fam. 



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T:uetis encthtt uut, vAtb aUtr cttstMis and i«nsuase-'* 



ANNALS OF OXFORD. 



CHAPTER I. 

SHEPARDSFIELD. 

p^iHE tract 6i land granted by the General Court of Massa- 
(/-jli^ chusetts to Alexander Shcphard Jr., lies between 44° 3/ 
Il| and 44° 14/ N. latitude and between 6° 20/ and 6° 40/ E. 
"^ longitude from Washington. Tliis territory being so 
nearly equidistant from the equator and the pole, is not sub- 
ject to long continutsd or excessive heat or cold, and as the 
wind seldom comes from any one point for more than three 
or four days successively, the various climatic changes atten- 
da,nt upon the wind, follow one another in rapid and agree- 
able succ<js3ion. 

The title of the Commonwealth to this district is based upon 
ancient grants, "for the advancement of the Christian religion 
and the glory of God, and to replenish the deserts with peo- 
ple who would be governed by laws and the magistrates," 
from the crown of England, in exercise of the right of emi- 
nent domain. 

Unlike most legislative grant3, this to P^Ir. Shepard was 
for a tangible consideration, as the following abstracts from 
the records of the Court will shov/. 

R-ESOLVED, That there be granted to Alexander Shepard 
Jr. and to his heirs, the unappropriated lands lying in the 
count}'^ of Cumberland iii the Province of Maine, between a 
township of land granted to the Honorable James Warren 
Esq. and others, called Sylvester Canada ; a township grant- 
ed to Joshua Fuller and others, called No. 4 ; a township 
granted to the Honorable James Otis Esq. and others, and a 
tov/nship granted to Joseph Gerrish Esq. and others, called 
Bakerstown ; containing about three square miles, exclusive 



3 Annals of Oxford* 

of the allowances of ponds, rivers, sag of chain, etc., bound 
ed asfolloweth, viz. beginning at a stake and stones in the 
line of Sylvester Canada aforesaid, near the bank of little 
Wilson pond, thence north 70 degrees west to the line of No. 

4 township on the south side of Streaked mountain, thence 
on the line of said township to the south west corner thereof, 
thence on land granted to Jeremiah Green, to the north west- 
erly corner of said grant, thence south westerly to the north 
east corner of the township aforesaid granted to the Honor 
able James Otis Esq., thence on the easterly line of said town 
ship to Bakerstown, thence on said Bakerstown north line 
to Sylvester Canada aforesaid, thence on Sylvester Canada 
line to the stake and stones first mentioned. 

Provided, The said Alexander Shepard Jr. shall deliv- 
er in to this Court to their acceptance, on or before the last 
day of September next, an accurate map of all the late Prov- 
ince of Maine, therein distinguishing the appropriated from 
the unappropriated lands, the lines of the several counties, all 
the rivers, distinguishing how far navigable, all the islands, 
towns, harbors, rocks, shoals, inlets, creeks, bays, lakes, 
promontories, capes, mountains, peninsulas, etc. in said 
Province. 

Provided, Also the said grantee settle ten families in said 
tract within ten years ; and also that said tract doth not iii- 
terfere with any former grant. March 7, 1777. 

Resolve accepting Mr. Shepard's map and confirming to 
him the grant of 1777, passed June 24, 1779. 

Whereas, The General Court of this State, did On the 
seventh day of March 1777, grant unto Alexander Shepard 
Jr. a certain tract of land, lying in the county of Cumberland, 
upon certain conditions, one of which was that the said 
Shepard -should furnish this State v/ith an accurate plan of 
all the late Province of Maine, to the acceptance of the Gen 
eral Covirt ; and whereas the said Shepard has executed a 
flan of the said Province of Maine and presents it for accept- 
c.nce : therefore, 

Resolved, That the said map of the late Province of 
Maine, presented to this Court by Alexander Shepard Jr. 
be, and hereby is accepted, and it is further, 

Resolved, That the tract of land granted to the said 
Alexander Shepard Jr. by the General Court of this State 
on the seventh day of March iJ77j be and hereby is confirm. 



4 Annals of Oxford. 

to him th3 said Ale ander Shepard ^r. , his heirs and as- 
signs forever, by ths ioUowing bouiids, vi>. Begining at a 
strike and stonej supposed to be standing in or nc ar Tlicmp- 
son Pond, so calkd, sev<ia miks aad a quarter noith we-.t 
from a beach tree standing in the hta 1 line of New Glou- 
cester aid four miles north east fi'om the north west corner 
of taid New Gloucester; thence running nDrth 45 d-grees 
east, twelve miles to a white pine tree ; thence running north 
20 degrees eas': three hundred and fifty poles to a stake and 
stones ; then turning and running north 70 degrees webt four 
miles and a half to a be:-ch tree; then turning and running 
south 14 degrees east seven lunJred and thi ly six poles to 
a pine tree ; then running north 14 degrees west two miles ; 
then turning and running loith 54 degrees west tw -Ive hun- 
dred and sixteen poles to the slake and stones firt:t mention- 
ed ; e.s elusive of grants already made t3 Jonathan Greenltaf 
Esq., and J. Green; and provided it coes not interfere wih 
any former grant, and he the said §hepard fulfilling the 
conditions oc his grant. 

It will le observe 1 that the descriptions in the act of i777» 
and that of 1779, do not exactly agree, although it is most 
likely that both acts were drawn by Mr. Shepard himself, 
with the intent of securing all unapporopriated lands enclos- 
ed by the circuit of townships named, and this accounts for 
the large r^uinber of angles, and the inegular shape of the 
grant. But with all his skill in eiigineering, Mr. Siiepard 
appears to have been unable in this case to have given meets 
and bounds tufficienliy accurate to prevent future dissemion. 

1 he map which appears to iiave been the important con- 
sideration, although accepted by the Court, could hardly 
have fulfilled the very specific condi;:.*oiis of the act, for a 
map answering these requirements ha.3 not yet been made. 

We may tlierefore nssmue that Mr. Shepard enjo3'^ed con- 
siderable influence, and while professedly a yeoman, he 
was much employed iii sur/eying **eastern lands", and both 
he and his faUier w^ere active promoters of their settlement. 

Neither ap])ear to have gained wealth thereby, in fact, the 
probate recurds of Middlesex coiMity shew that Alexander 
Shepard Jr. hrid b^eq financially embarrassed for sometime 
before his death, axld his son-in-law Simon Jackson, who 
had on petition of widow Elizabeth, been appointed admin- 
istrator x\pril 2, 17 SS, reported the estate insolvent Dec. 4, 



Anoals of Oxford. 5 

1788; William Hill and Timothy Jael< son we^e appointed 
appraisers, and Sept. 2, 1789, they presented list of claifHS 
aggregating B 2598. The following year notice of intention 
to prosecute was served by creditors whose claims had not 
been allowed. The inventory mentions about 40 prornisory 
notes; most of them payable in either corn or wheat, and 
appraised £685. 'The Eastern lands not appraised by rea- 
son of a dispute relative to the title. Sept. 2, 1789, Asa 
Eearce, William Earrows and John Greenwood, all of the 
Shepardsfield plantation, were appointed to appi-aise the 
lands in Maine. The plan on page 3 is from the one proba- 
bly made for this commission, although it is likely that some 
names were added subsequendy by Mr. Greenwood, and 
as the ancient plan has become, in some parts, illegible, 
names h.ive been supplied from other plans, evidently of 
later date, and now in th^ possession of Mr. Whitney. 

The inventory represents 29 lots in the ist. Div. £579* 
31 lots in the 2d. Div. £498., and un livided lands £922. 
was presented by Mr. Jackson, who stated that Mr. Shepard 
had sold some lots, and that deeds should be given to the 
buyers. May 3, 1791 Mr. Jackson was licenced to sell land 
to the amount of two thousand pounds, to pay debts. 

In February 1792, Samuel Phillips, the Trustees of Har- 
vard College and other creditors, entered complaint, pra^'-- 
ing that Simon Jackson be removed from administratorship, 
lor tijc following reasons : 

1. That he omitted certain property from the inventory. 

2. That he did not comply with the law in selling lard. 

3. That he sold land at a distance from its location and 
gave buyers little information about it, which was disadvan- 
tageous to the estate. 

4. That he raised the amount owed, to force the estate in- 
to insolvency. 

5. That he not long before Alexander's death, assisted to 
cover the estate from the creditors. 

A hearing v/as ordered and evidently Mr. Jackson's func- 
tions were suspended for a brief period, but he was reap- 
pointed April 7, 1792, and the citation to Mr. Jackson is en- 
dorsed, "claims not supported". 

June 23, 1818, Alex. S. Jackson, of Newton, an heir of 
Alexander Shepard Jr., complains that Jackson has render- 
ed no account of his administration. 

Citation served upon Jackson, but no further record. 



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The leader of the opposition to Mr, Jackson, Hon. Sam- 
uel Phillips of Andover, had jointly with John Phillips of 
Exeter, received from Mr. Shepard a warranty, bearing 
date of April 20, 1782, of 2000 acres of land near Thomp- 
son Pond ; the consideration being £ 125. This conveyance 
was not entered at the Cumberland Registry until Dec. 12, 
1 791, only a few weeks prior to the commencement of the 
proceedings against Mr. Jackson, and it bears the endorse- 
ment of William Hall and Nathan Fuller, both of Newton, 
dated November, 1791, identifying the signature, and de- 
posing that they were pei'sonally acquainted with the late 
Alexander Shepard Jr., and verily believed that the hand- 
writing was his. The records of the Probate Court at Cam- 
bridge show that testimony was given at the hearing by 
Joseph Parker, Josiah Fuller, Isaac West, Daniel Clark, 
John Bridgham, Samuel Durell, Thomas Plill, Christopher 
Allen, William Steadman, John King, and John Green- 
wood ; also depositions of Asa Beart^e, Ephraim Washburn, 
John Bicknell, Isaac Cushman, John Caldwell, and Elijah 
Robinson : Mr. Robinson deposing that he worked for 
Mr. Shepard, on his farm, and just before his death, heird 
him say that he had embarrassed himself by buym;^- and 
giving h's son Jackson a place bought of CjI. Fuller; and 
by giving his daughter such costly furniture, etc. so that he 
found it difficult to procure things comfortable for his own 
family. As evidence of his assisting to cover the estate 
from the creditors, there was submited a copy of a lease, 
dated Sept. 25, 1787, from Alex. Shepard Jr. to Simon 
Jackson of his farm, 200 acres in Newton, mansion-house, 
barns and buildings, for eleven years ; conditioned upon the 
payment of £ 1200., and that the said Jackson shall fur- 
nish wife Elizabeth with sufficient meat, drink, washing, 
and lodging, use of a garden plot, and such rooms in my 
house as she choose. Taxes etc. to be paid by the lessee. 

This transaction evinces the intent of Mr, Shepard, in 
anticii)ation of his early demise, with a consciousness of the 
loss imminent from a forced sale of his large holdings in 
real estate, to provide maintenance for his aged wife; aad 
under the circumstances, the Court justified the act. 

The tradition (hat Mr Shepard was an actual settler upon 
his grant is not fully verified, although he may have spent 
considerable time there, but it is evident that he did not va- 
cate citizenship in Newton, for, up to and even alter his 



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death, he is identified as '<yeoman, of Newton.** 

Mr. Shepard fulfilled the requirement as to number of 
settlers, but only a ^ew received iheir title deeds directly 
from him, the others being provisional occupj'nts. His first 
sak of land in his township, of record in Cumberland Reg- 
istry, is 600 acres to Jonathan Greenleaf of New bury, Sept. 
17, 1777, 300 acres, being that granted to Jeremiah Green, 
of Boston. April 22, 1778 he conveyed to Daniel Bucknam 
Jr. of Suttcn, 300 acres, Bog Brook being mentioned in the 
description of the purchase, and Nov. 12, 1779, Mr. Shep- 
ard gave to Phebe Bucknam, lot 10 in third range, second 
division, *'in consideration of the regard I have for her in 
consequence of her unexampled industry." This deed was 
recorded in 1795 ,Borredell Jackson deposing that she was 
present and witnessed the signing of the same. The ambi- 
tion of the founder of the tovv^n is shown in a deed to Adam 
Turner, of Pembroke, one of the provisions being that the 
grantee shall pay to the treasurer, who mav be appointed 
by the inhabitants, one shiUing sterling, silver money, an- 
nually, until there shall have been raised one thousand 
pounds, sterling money, in gold or silver for the sole pur- 
pose of purchasing a Library for the use of the inhabitants 
of the town. In July 1785, Mr. Shepard conveyed to Joseph 
Barrows, Job Cushman and William Barrows, land on the 
brook or inlet to Mathews Pond, conditioned upon their 
building a good saw-mill ; and the November following, he 
sold three lots to Asa Bearce of Sheparcsfield, for £37. los. 
provided the said Bearce shall clear 12 acres of land in the 
township, of all the wood and brush, standing, lying or 
growing upon the land, and shall seed the same with clover 
and herds-grass seed in a good and suitable manner. The 
income of this lot to be appropriated for the support of a 
learned public teacher of piety, relig'on and morals, and 
when a public teacher shall be regularly ordained or install- 
ed for the purpose aforesaid, shall peaceably and quietly 
deliver the said 12 acres, well grassed, clear of brush and 
well fenced to the trustees appointed to see to, and regulate 
the appropriation of the income of said lar.d. 

Qiiite a number of the settltis received ceeds from Simon 
Jackson, acm'r. , about the thre of the ircorporaiion of the 
town ; and in 1796, on petition, the Ge; eral Court authorized 
him to give good and sufjicitnt titles to John Wcshburn, 
Eben. Drake, Elioha Hayden, Jeptba Benson, Bezaleel 
Myrick, John Bridgham. and John Bridgham Jr. 



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As an inducement to settlers the proprietors of Numl?er 
4 (now Paris) laid out a road in 15/74, from their town- 
ship, to New Gloucester, then a frontiei* town, and quite a 
rallying point for pioneers, a home for their families, while 
preparing in the wilderness, land for cultivation and cabins 
for habitation. High lands were then considered the best 
for tillage, therefore the road was located over the hill to 
what is now West Minot, thence over Greenwood and No. 
4 hills to Paris hill ; being very nearly the same course 
that the highway now takes; a toilsome route, but the scen- 
ery is indescribably picturesque. 

This road is said to have been considerably improved in 
1779, and as the road was the first built in Shepardsfield, 
this date probably fixes the time of the advent of the first 
settler. At this time the Revolution had been in progress 
for four years, and although the finances of the country 
were in the greatest confusion, the activities of tb.e war had 
been transferred south, and the conditions in Massachusetts 
were improving. The Plymouth pilgrims idea of personal 
liberty had fructified, and "the inherent rights of kings," 
had ceased to be conceeded by the masses, now set in their 
purpose, not onl}^ of a larger personal liberty, but also for 
national independence. The names of nearly aU of the 
grantees are upon the rolls of the Continentalp. 

The incentive of our sires to migr^ite could not have been 
an^bition for fame, or expectancy of wealth ; nor can we 
believe that they were attracted by a desire to change their 
social relations , for the toils, dangers and p;ivations of a 
life in the wilderness. It is said that when the first settler 
upon the neck of land, now Portland, was advised to save 
himself trouble, by the payment of a small land rent, an- 
nnlly, that he indignantly replied, that " he would be tenant 
to never a man in New England, " and as this expresses 
the underlying sentiments of the average New England 
yeoman, it is reasonable to conclude that the first settlers of 
this town were prepared to endure, that they and theirs 
might enjoy the feeling of independence, arising from the 
posf^ession of an undoubted tilie to a sufficiency of tliose in- 
estimable gifts oi the Creator to the creature; land, air, 
water. 

John Greenwood, step-son of Mr. Sbepard, is credi ed 
with being the first settler, and Greenwood fiill was named 
for him; others may have come with him. 



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Alexander Shepard Jr., was born in Newton, Mass. 

Sept. 9, 1741, the eldest son of Alexander and Mary (Wil- 

lard) Shepard. His father was an intelligent farmer, an 

in luential citizen, serving his town as Selectman etc. In 

171^2, he was on the committee appointed by the town to 

consider and report en tlie present unhappy situation of the 

coiintr}^ The re; ort of the committee was exhaustive, and 

was pro])al>ly considered by the tories as decidedly seditious. 

In 1777, he was named first on a committee of eight, of 

which his son Alexander was one, to hire such number of 

soldiers as shall froai time to time be requiied of the town 

during the present war. 

He was ore of the proprietors of l(>wni-hip No. 4, and on 
the 29th diy of January, 1788, he was chosen clerk, in 
place of his son Alexander, deceased. 

June II, 177 1, the General Court granted to David 
Phipps Esq. and others, a township which became known 
as Phipps Canada, and now comprises the towns of CrnLon 
and Jay. This township Hke No, 4, was granted in lieu of 
prior grants, made of what proved to be New Hampshire 
lands, to th€ desceudants of those who took part in Sir 
■Wiiliam Phipps expedidon against Canada in 1690. Mr. 
Shepard, with Nathaniel Bridge and Jonas Dix, both of 
Waltham, were the committee of the proprietors to make 
sale of proprietors' rights. Octol er 10, 1787, Mr. Shepard, 
in his own right, conveyed to Thomas Dascombe Jr., of 
Needham, 200 acres of land in Phipps Cr.nada, at a price 
which appears nominal, and on the same date he conveyed 
100 aci-es to Daniel Dascombe of Can) bridge. In 1790, he 
removed to this plantation himself, v/here he died, probably 
in 1795. He was married four times, ist with Mary Wil- 
lard who died in 1756, 2d Ann Pratt of Needhiun, died in 
1762, 3d Abi^'ail Draper of Dedham, died in 1779, 4^'^ i" 
1780, with May Chmey. Other children: 

Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1742, m. 1762, Thomas Dascoml e. 
Edward, b. Aug. 29, 1744, m. Jane M( Carty and 2d 

Eunice Hide. 
Ann, b. Apiil 19, 1746, m. William Upham. 
Abigail, b. Dec. i, 1747. 
Daniel V/illard, b. Miy 5, 1751. 
Catherine, b. May 25, 1753. 

John, b. Nov. 26, 1754, m. 1777, Lucy Child, d. 1785. 
He was a founder of the Baptist Church in Newton, and 
its first Deacon and Treasurer, 



10 Annals of Oxford. 

Alexander Shepard Jr., was a man of superior natural 
and acquired ability, his chirography was elegant, and the 
commission given him by the General Court is a testimony 
of public confidence in his practical skill in civil engineer- 
ing. He was among the first to respond to the call to 
arms, in the struggle for Independimce, serving in the 
ranks of Capt. Amariah Fuller's Company, which marched 
on the Lexington Alarm of April 19th, from Newton to 
Cambridge, and his name is frequently mentioned on the 
rolls of Massachusetts soldiers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shepard are named in the I'sl of original 
members of the West Parish, and he was its first Clerk. 

He was the owner of a large farm in Newton, near Au- 
burndale, upon which he built a good dwelling-house and 
extensive out-buildings, the same being under lease to his 
son-in-law, as previously mentioned. 

In 1764 he married Elizabeth, (Jackson) widow of John 
Greenwood, and died January, 1788. His wife was born 
October 27, 1728, and continued his widow, spending her 
declining years with her son John Greenwood, at Flebron, 
where she died October 27, 1801. Two ch ildren are cred- 
ited to them at Newton, viz : — 
•Borredell, b. Oct, 25, 1765, m. Feb. 1786, Capt. Simon^ 
Jackscn, ( Col. Michael^, Michael*, Edward^ Sebas% 
Edward'.) Sin on was a captain in his father's regiment 
in the Revolution, and five of his father's brother:', and 
four of his own were also in the service. Their chiLhen 
born in Newton, were — Borredell, b. March 7,1787. 
Alexander S. b. June 5, 1789. Charles A. b. Aug. lo^ 
1790. Michael, d. young. Ann Maria S. b. June 13, 
1792. He m. 2d. Sally Spring of Watertown, and had 
Susan, b. Sept. 13, 1805. Sarah S. b. Nov. 8, 1809. 
He died Oct. 17,1818. 
'Alexander, b. Jan. 26, 1769, d. 1774. The death of this 
boy was a sore affliction to his father, and his disappoint- 
ment at the loss of the heir to his name and estate sought 
relief in the formal adoption of one of his step-sons ; the 
General Court perfecting the arrangement, in 1781, by 
cliaiiging the name of Thomas Jackson Greenwood, to 
Alexander Shepard. The solace was however of brief 
duration, for this promising young man was removed by 
death in 1783, while a Sophmore in Harvard College. 
Mudam Shepard was a daughter of Capt. John Jackson 



Annals of Oxford. 11 

the largest tax-payer in Newton. The industrious accumu- 
lations of his gTandfather Dea. John, materially increased 
by his father Abraha.m, and his mother's share in her fa- 
ther Bisco's estate, mainly centered in him. He died Sept. 
9» I755» ^g6d73» demising to his dau. Elizabeth Greewood 
£400. She m. ist, March 1748, John, son of Dea. Thom- 
as Greenwood of Newton. Children : 

'John, b. Sept. 2, 1750; with the Newton men who re- 

spoi.ded to the Lexington alarm. 
'Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1755, d. young. 
3Thon as Jackson, b. May 17,1757, adopted by Mr. S. 

'♦Elizabeth, b. Feb. 17, 1760, m. Capen. 

The father died in 1763, aged 39. 
John Greenwood, ( John% Thomas^ John% Thomas',) 
the first settler of Hebron, and one of its most honored 
citizens. His wife was Lucy, daughter of Isaac and Rn h 
(Bulbrd) Whittemore, born in Weston Mass., July 20, 
1756, and died at Hebron, March 6, 1813. Mr. Greenwood 
died April 6, 1807, and was buried neir his mother in the 
field near the homestead, where many dear friends and 
neighbors likewise found rest. Their children were : — 
'Alexander, b. Aug. 8, 1775, m. Polly Brown, May 23 
1798. In connection with fanning he was a land sur- 
veyor and lotted several townships. Greenwood was 
named for him. He was Representative four terras, 
and a member of the Constitutional Couvention. He 
removed to Monson in 1822, where he was killed by 
the falling of a tree in 1827. 
^Borredell, b. Aug. 19, 1777, d. next year. 
3john, b. Oct. 24, 1780, m. Marsena Shaw of Paris Sep. 

25, 1800. She d. May 4, 1833, he d. Aug. 25, 1844. 
'♦Bonedell, b. Dec. 8, 1783, m. Alvin Turner of Hebron, 

March 21, 1805. 
sElizabeth, b.Oct. 6, 1785, m. John Bridgham 3d of Mi- 

not, July ^, 1804. 
^Lucy, b. Sept. 17, 1799, m. Doctor Pliilip Bradford of 

Turner January 18,1816. 
'Anna, b. March 30, 1791, ra. Samuel Larrabee of Paris 

February 22, 1818. 
^Thomas Jackson, b. April 7, 1794, m. ist Martha Ful- 
ler March 19, 1818, she d. Feb. 28, 1823. He m. 2d 
Eliza S. Turner May 8, 1825. Both were of Hebron. 
^Simon, b. Dec. 24, 1796, m. Rebecca Records oi 
Hebron, October 18, 1818. 



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'°Verres, b. May 8, 1800, m. Sally M. Willis of Hebron 
Feb. 5, '24. He d. Feb. i, '26, she d. May 10, 1827. 

The records of Shepardsfield plantation are not in the 
office of the town clerk of Hebron, and he has no informa- 
tion in regard to them. In the oldest book in his possession 
there are the records of the proceedings of a meeting of the 
freeholders and others, immediatly preceeding the records 
of the first town meeting of Hebron, after its incorporation, 
and are essentially as follows : — 

To the Assessors of the plantation of Shepardsfield : 

We the subscribers, being ten of the inhabitants of the 
said plantation, request you to call a meeting of the free- 
holders and other inhabitants of the said plantation, en 
Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of December current, 
at the dwelHng house of John Greenwood, at nine o'clock 
A. M. for the following purposes, viz : 

First. To chose a Moderator. 

Second. To see if the inhabitants are of opinion to peti- 
tion the General Court for an incorporation, also to see if 
they will agree to petition the General Court to have their 
taxes abated, and to act on any other business they may 
think proper at said meeting. 

Reuben Packard. Stephen Gurney. 

Caleb Cushman. Zackeus Rovve. 

JosiAH Churchill. Thaddeus Pratt. 

Eben'r Drake. Ichabod Packari . 

John Bicknell. Thomas Carman. 

Shepardsfield December 19,1791. 

00000 
Agreeably to the foregoing request, the freeholders and 
other inhabitants of the plantat on of Shepardsfield are 
warned to meet at the time and place, and for the purposes 
before mentioned. 

John greenwood. ^ 

James Donham. > Assessors of Shepardsfield. 
Daniel Bullen. ) 
Shepardsfield December 20, 1791. 

December, 28, 1791. 
Met and made choice of John Greenwood for Moderator. 
A'oted that the whole grant be incorporated, if any part. 
Voted to be incorporated. 
Voted to send a petition for the abatement of taxes. 



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Voted that a petition be drafted and laid before the plan- 
tation, and that John Greenwood, Samuel Parris, WilHam 
Barrows, Samuel Robinson, and James Donham, be the 
committee to draft the petition. 

Voted that the districts for schools continue as they are, 
which is as follows : — 

First district, all on the south of Matthews Pond and in- 
let as low as Abraham Dean's. 

Second district, from that, all on the west of the middle 
branch as high as William Steadman's lot. 

Third distrxt, from that, all on the west of said branch 
up as high as Stephen Washburn's lot. 

Fourth district, all east of said branch as far as John 
Greenwood's and to the bridge near Isaac Cushman's. 

Fifth district, all to the east of Bogg Brook. 

Sixth district, all to the northerly of John Greenwood's. 

Voted that Nathaniel Fuller, Gideon Eearce, Joseph Bar- 
rows, Samuel Whittemore, Caleb Cushman, and Jesse Ful- 
ler be a committee to take the bills of the school money. 

Voted that the meeting be adjourned to this day a fort- 
night at 9 o'clock. 

January ii, 1792. 

Met according to adjournment, the petition prepared by 
the committee was read and approved, and it was voted 
that Messrs. Asa Bearce, Adam Turner, and Bezaleel 
Mn'ick be the committee to forward the petition. 

Voted that the name of the town be Columbia. 



"God made the country, and man made the town. 
What wonder, then, that health and virtue— gifts 
That can alone make sweet the hitter draught 
that life holds out to all— should most abound.'^ 



CHAPTER 11. 



HEBRON. 



The Shepardsfield petitioners were successful in part, 
the plantation was incorporated Hebron, the 78th town, 
March 6, 1792, but no reason appears for not complying 
with their request to name the town Columbia ; perhaps 
the General Court had in view the making a modern "city 
of refuge". No action appears to have been taken in the 
matter of abatement of taxes, but evidently this was not 
their first appeal, for at a session of the General Court, 
February 7, 1791, the plantation was in arrears for tax no. 
5, £123, 19s. on tax no. 6, £25, i6s. on tax no. 7, £12, 
19s. 6d. on tax no. 8, £10, is. lod., and upon the petition 
of the inhabitants, it was resolved, that they may discharge 
themselves of the debt in the following manner, viz : 

By applying the sums in tax 5 and 7 to the support of a 
"Teacher of piety, religion and morality": a school Or 
schools, and making and repairing roads, in such propor- 
tions as the inhabitants at a meeting for that purpose shall 
judge most conducive to their general good. Ako by pay- 
ing into the Treasury of the Commonwealth the sums set 
in 6 and 8 on or before the first day of January next. 

The contention about taxes was finally settled in Gener- 
al Court February 26, 1793, by resolve upon petition of the 
Selecmen of Hebron, that the sum set in tax nos. 6, 8 and 
9, amounting to £46, 19s. iid. be abated; Provided the 
same be applied to the purpose of maintaining the public 
schools in said town within one 3^ear from the first day of 
April next, in such way and manner as the town shall 
think best. 

ACT OF INCORPORATION. 

An ACT to incorporate the plantation called Shepards- 
field, in the county of Cumberland, into a town by the 



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name of hebron. 

Whereas application has been made to this Court by 
a number of the inhabitants of the Plantation called Shep- 
ARDSFiELD in the County of Cumberland, to have said 
Plantation with the inhabitants thereon incorporated into a 
town, and the same being considered of Public utility, 

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives in General Court Assembled and by the authority of 
the same, that the plantation called Shepardsfield in the 
County of Cumberland, bounded as follows, viz : 

Begining at a stake and stones near Thompson's Pond, 
so called, seven miles and a quarter northwest from a beach 
tree, in the head line of New Gloucester, which tree is 
four miles northeast from the most westerly corner of said 
New Gloucester, and from said stake and stones north for- 
ty five degrees east twelve miles to a white pine tree, 
thence north twenty- degrees east three hundred and fift}' 
poles to a stake and stones, thence north seventy degrees 
west four miles and a half to a beach tree, thence south 
fourteen degrees east seven hundred and thirty six poles to 
to a pine tree, thence south sixty eight degrees and a half 
west five miles, thence north fourteen degrees west two 
miles, thence south fifty four degrees west twelve hundred 
and sixteen poles to a hemlock tree, thence south twenty 
five degrees east seven miles and a half and twenty poles 
to the stake and stones first mentioned, together with the 
inhabitants thereon be and hereby ar<:r incorporated into a 
town by the name of Hebron, and vested wdth all the 
powers, privileges and immunities which towns in this Com- 
monwealth do or may by Law enjoy. 

And be it further enacted that William Widgery Esqr. 
be and hereb}- is impowered to make out a warrant, direct- 
ed to some principal inhabitant of said town to notif}^ the 
inhabitants thereof qualified b}' lavv' to vote in Town affairs 
to assemble and meet at some suitable time and place in 
said town to choose all such Town Officers as towns are 
required by law to choose in the month of March or April, 
annually. March 6, 1792. 

At the INIay session 1804, the bounds described in the 
aoove act were reported '«vague and ancertain", and for a 
remedy, so much of the act as relates to boundary lines 
was repealed, and bounds were established as follows, viz: 



16 Annals of Oxford. 

Begining at the most south westerly corner of the town 
of Turner, from thence north twenty six degrees east on 
the westerly line of said Turner to the corner between the 
town's of Hebron and Buckf ield, which was made by John 
Jordan in the year 1785, from thence north seventy degrees 
west on the line run by said Jordan for the southerly line 
of Buckfield, about five miles and one half to the easterly 
side line of the town of Paris, from thence south fourteen 
degrees east in said side line to the south east corner of 
Paris, thence south sixty eight degrees west, in the south- 
erly end line of said town to the south west corner thereof, 
thence north fourteen degrees west on the w^esterly side 
line of said town two miles to a stake, thence south forty 
four degrees west on the foot line of Norway to the easter- 
ly line of the town of Otisfield ( commonly called the Par- 
ker line,) thence south twenty five degrees east in said 
Parker line about seven miles and one half to the northerly 
side line of the town of Poland, thence north east on the 
head lines of Poland and Minot which was run by Amos 
Davis to the north east corner of said Minot, thence south 
easterly abovit one hundred and fifty rods to the first bounds. 

Approved June 21, 1804. 

FIRST TOWN MEETING. 

Piirsuant to a warrant of AMlliam Widgery Esq., one 
of the Justices of the Peace for Cumberland county, dated 
March 15, 1792 to John Greenwood, the freeholders, and 
other inhabitants of the town of Hebron qualified by law 
to vote in town affairs, assembled at the dwelling house of 
Mr. Asa Bearce, on Monday the 2d day of April 1792 and 
made choice of Daniel Bucknam for Moderator, and John 
Gi'eenwood, for Town Clerk. Other officers were elected 
as follows : — 

James Donham, ^ 

John Greenwood, > Selectmen and Assessors 

Holmes Thomas, ) 

Asa Bearce, Town Treasurer. 

John Bicknell, Constable and Collector. 

Robert Snell, Samuel Craft, Morris Bumpas, Nathan 
Dudley, Isaac Whttemore, Mellatiah Cobb, and Daniel 
Bartlett, Surveyors of Highways. 

John Washburn, John Caldwell, and Gideon Cushman, 
Tythingmen, 

Reuben Packard, and Eliab Ricnmona, Wardens 



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Votes for State Officers were cast as follows : — 
For Governor, 
His Excellency, John Hancock Esq., had 48 votes. 

For Lieutenant Governor, 
His Honor, Samuel Adams, had 41 votes. 

For Senator, William Widgery Esq. had 40 votes. 
It was voted that in future the Constable warn town meet- 
ings by posting notifications in three different places in 
town, at least eight days prior to the time of holding said 
meeting. 

On the same date of the passage of the act of incorpora- 
tion of Hebron, the General Court in response to represen- 
tations that the inhabitants of the District of Maine contem- 
plated the formation of a separate government, resolved, 
that in order that the real sense of said inhabitants may be 
known on this important subject, that the Selectmen or 
other town officers be authorized to notify the inhabitants 
to convene on the first Monday of May next and give their 
votes on the proposed separation. 

The project of separation was agitated for many years be- 
fore it was accomplished, and probably a spirit of non-re- 
conciliation had been nourished since its absorption by the 
Bay Colony, but this appears to have been the first notice 
taken of the discontent by the General Court. 

The names "Whig" and "Tory" indicative of political 
party, practically disappear with the ending of the war. 
The Congress of the "United Colonies" adopted articles of 
confederation, borrowed money, organized an army and 
navy, and finally submited articles of constitution, the a- 
doption of which met strenuous opposition, and nowhere 
stronger than in Massachusetts. The vindictiveness engen- 
dered by the "Spirit of '76" subsided in shame, many of 
the banished families returned, old party lines were obliter- 
ated and social relations resumed. Political parties do not 
create issues, but sometimes issues give birth to parties, as 
was the case when the construction of a Constitution for 
the United States became essential. The consei-vative ele- 
ment urged the necessity of a strong central government, 
as contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, and 
were called "Federalsts", whilst the opposition contended 
for a larger measure of individual liberty, and called them- 
selves "State Rights" men, and later, "Republicans". But 
the great question, whether the United States was a nation 



18 Annals of Oxford. 

or a confederacy was not finally decided until the "War 
for the Union". The unanimity of the election of state of- 
ficers may not indicate the political preferences of the free- 
holders of Hebron, for evidently there was not a full vote, 
although when called together a few days later to take act- 
ion on the question of separation but 55 votes were cast, a 
number that would now be considered very small for a pop- 
ulation of 530. The number of votes in favor of separation 
were 38, and those opposed 17, and whilst it is understood 
that the Federalists generally were against dividing the 
state, personal cons'derations influenced votes on both sides. 

At the May meeting the town voted to raise £100, lor 
the purpose of making and repairing roads, and £50, for 
the use of schools. 

It was also voted not to settle Mr. Jesse Porter in the 
work of the Ministry but to pay the committee that hired 
Mr. Porter, for nine sabbaths preaching last year. 

May 23, 1 791 seven men and seven women united in or- 
ganizing the Baptist Church ; regular service was naintain- 
ed and occasionally preachers were employed, but they had 
no pastor until Feb. 1799, when the Rev. John Tripp, of 
Fairhaven was chosen, and continued their beloved minis- 
ter until his death, September 16, 1847. For 13 years the 
Church worshiped in private dwellings, and then for 16 
in the Academy, which owes so much to its fostering care. 

Soon after the settlement of Elder Tripp the establish- 
ment of a classical school was made a subject of earnest con- 
sideration, resulting in the erection in 1803 of a building 
estimated in value at $1,400., including the land. Twen- 
ty-one of the seventy shares were taken by Dea. William 
Barrows, and the land was a gift from his brother Joseph. 
The foresight of the people is manifest in this giving pref- 
erence to a building for the school to that of one for the 
church. With them a school-house was a necessity, a meet- 
ing-house was a luxury. It is true that the house they built 
was inferior to a modern barn, but it represented sacrifice 
and from it and its successors have been graduated, each 
year for nearly a century, young men and women, trained 
in < ' piety and virtue " for usefulness. Many towns have 
become distinguished for farm products, busy mills and 
volume of trade, but Hebron is renowned for the facil- 
ities its Academy affords for the education of the youth. 

By an act of the General Court passed February 10, 1804 



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there was '* established in the town of Hebron in the coun- 
ty of Cumberland, an Academy, by the name of Hebron 
Academy, for the purpose of promoting piety and virtue, 
and for the education of Youth in such languages, and in 
such of the liberal arts and sciences as the Trustees shall 
order and direct". It was further enacted, that the Rev. John 
Tripp of Hebron, Rev. James Hooper of Paris, Samuel 
Paris Esq. of Hebron, Ezekiel Whitman Esq. of New Glou- 
cester, Cyrus Hamlin Esq. of Paris, John Greenwood Esq. 
of Hebron, Dr. Luther Carey of Turner, Dr. Jesse Rice of 
Minot, and Mr. William Barrows of Hebron, " and they 
hereby are nominated and appointed Trustees of the said 
Academy, and they are hereby incorporated into a Body 
Politic, by the name of The Trustees of Hebron Academy, 
in the County of Cumberland, and they and their success- 
ors shall be and continue a body politic and corporate by 
the same name forever". 

The corporators organized June 6, 1804, choosing John 
Greenwood president, in which capacity he served until re- 
lieved by death. John Tripp was elected clerk and contin- 
ued to act until his death, Sept. 16, 1847. William Barrows 
was elected treasurer and held tliat office for nineteen years 
but continued his membership in the board until his death 
Nov. 22, 1837. The school opened Sept. 3, 1805 with be- 
tween sixty and seventy students under the tutelage of Mr, 
William Barrows Jr. assisted by Bezaleel Cushman, both 
Hebron boys. 

February 24, 1807 on petition of John Greenwood, in be- 
half of the Trustees of Hebron Academy, the General 
Court granted to the institution a half township, out of any 
unappropriated lands. WilUam C. Whitney, at that time 
Representative, was most active in securing the grant and 
it was afterwards located by him in what is now the town 
of Monson. The sale of the land caused quite an exodus 
from this vicinity. It was doubtless through the influence 
of Mr. Whitney that a gift of 150 acres of land was made 
the same year by Andrew Craigie, the largest land-holder 
in the town. 

Mr. Craigie's holdings in this town were mostly by pur- 
chase from Simon Jackson, probably closing out the Shep- 
ard estate in Hebron and as this history is compiled with 
especial reference to that part of the town wherein the 
Craigie lands were situated, a copy of his title is here given. 



20 Annals of Oxford. 

*'Know all, men by these presents, That we, Simon 
Jackson of Newton in the county of Middlesex and com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts and the wife of the said Si- 
mon Jackson, in consideration of Two Thousand pounds 
lawful money of said Commonwealth, to us paid by Andrew 
Craigie of Cambridge in the aforesaid state and county, 
Esquire, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, 
do hereby give, grant, sell and convey to him the said An- 
drew his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, the 
following tracts or parcels of land lying in a place known 
by the name of Shepardsfield or Hebron in the county of 
Cumberland and commonwealth aforesaid, containing as 
the said Jackson and wife do hereby warrant and engage, 
thirteen thousand eight hundred and sixty acres at least ex- 
clusive of the water or land covered with water therein con- 
tained, it being a part of the same tract or parcel of land 
which I, the said Simon Jackson, sold in my capacity as ad- 
ministrator on the estate of Alexander Shcpard Junior, de- 
ceased, to William Hunt Esquire of Watertown in the coun- 
ty of Middlesex aforesaid, on the twenty-second day of 
April in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-three, and 
the whole of which tracts or parcels of land I afterwards 
purchased of the said William Hunt in my own right, ref- 
erence to the deed of sale to the said William, and to said 
William's deed of conveyance to me, being had, will fully 
appear. The said tracts or parcels of land comprehend the 
following lots lying in the ranges and divisions hereafter 
mentioned, viz : — 

Lot number ten in the second range, lots number eleven 
and twelve in the third range, lots number two, three, four, 
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen in the fourth 
range, lots number four, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and six- 
teen in the fifth range, lot number thirteen in the sixth 
range, lots number two, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten 
and eleven in the seventh range, lots number five, six and 
seven in the eighth range, lots number two and three in 
the ninth range, all in the first division. 

Lots number four, nine and eleven in the first range, 
lots number two, five, six, nine and ten in the second range, 
lots number six, seven, eight and nine in the third range, 
lots number three, four, five and six in the fourth range, 
lots number two, three, four, five and eight in the fifth 
range, lots number two, three, four and eight in the sixth 



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range, lots number two, three, four, five, seven, eight, 
nine, eleven, twelve and thirteen in the seventh range, lots 
number two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 
eleven, twelve and thirteen in the eighth range, lots num- 
ber two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, elev- 
en, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, 
eighteen, nineteen, twenty and twenty-one in the ninth 
range, and lot marked (Alex'r. Shepard bought of J. Green 
300 acres,) all in the second division. 

Lots number eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen 
and sixteen in the first range, lots number eleven, twelve, 
thirteen and fourteen in the second range, lot number elev- 
en in the third range, all in the third division. 

Lots number three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 
ten and eleven in the first range, lots number three, four, 
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven in the second 
range, lots number three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 
ten and eleven in the third range, lots number three, four, 
and eleven in the fourth range, all in the fourth division of 
lots in said Hebron. A plan of all which land and to which 
referenct is had is hereunto annexed. 

Also all ponds of water and land covered with water and 
all streams, rivers and water courses situate in said town of 
Hebron or Shepardsfield and to us or either of us belong- 
ing and all profit and privileges thereof. 

To have and to hold the same to him the said Andrew 
Craigie, his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and be- 
hoof forever. And we do jointly and severally covenant 
to and with the said Andrew Craigie his heirs and assigns, 
that I, the said Simon, or we, the said Simon and Borredell 
in her right, are lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that 
they are free of all incumberances, that we have good 
right and authority to sell and convey the same as aforesaid, 
that we will execute any further act or deed that may be 
proper to confirm or execute a full title to said Craigie of 
the land aforesaid, and that we will warrant and defend 
the same to him the said Andrew Craigie, his heirs and as- 
signs, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. 
In witness whereof we, the said Simon and his 
wife, as well for the conveyance in fee as in token of 
her release of all her right of dower or thirds in and 
to the premises, hereunto set our hands and seals this 
fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thou- 



22 Annals of Oxford 

sand seven hundred and ninety-four. 

Witness, Sarah Jackson. Simon Jackson, [seal] 

Mich'l Jackson. Borredell Jackson, [seal] 

Acknowledged April 3, 1794. Mich'l Jackson, J. P. 

In consideration of $2,000. Simon Jackson conveyed to 
Andrew Craigie, July i, 1797, in presence of Abner Wel- 
lington and William Hunt, four lots of land lying in the 
town of Hebron, containing 100 acres each, be the same 
more or less, being lots number 4 and 5 in the second range 
and lots number 5 and 6 in the first range, all in the first 
division. 

Andrew Craigie, son of Capt. Andrew and Elizabeth 
Craigie was born in Boston June 6, 1744= -^^^ father died 
there, October 18, 1766 aged 63 years. The third Pro- 
vincial Congress, in session at Watertown July 4, 1775, re- 
solved, '*That Mr. Andrew Craigie be, and he is hereby 
appointed a medical commissar^?- and apothecary for the 
Massachusetts army." Five pounds per month were allowed 
and the committee for making out commissions were direct- 
ed to make his warrant, "Medical Comm'y". Under an act 
of Congress, reorganizing the Medical Department of the 
Continental Army, Andrew Craigie was appointed Apoth- 
ecary General January i, 1777 and after faithful service, 
most of the time in Philadelphia, he was honorably dis- 
charged Nov. 3, 1783. He is frequently mentioned under 
the title "Doctor," probably on account of his office in the 
army, but as his name does not appear in the list of mem- 
bers of the Massachusetts Medical Society, we may con- 
clude that he was not in regular practice. He was an orig- 
inal member of the New York Society of Cincinnati, and 
became a member of the Mass. Society by right of resi- 
dence. Andrew Foster Jr., his grand-nephew, was his suc- 
cessor. March 5, 1791 he purchased the Vassall estate in 
Cambridge, and thereafter made that his residence. The 
house is yet in good preservation and attracts many visitors 
on account of its having been the headquarters of General 
Washington during the siege of Boston, and later, for many 
years, the home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

Mr. Craigie and others secured a large tract of land, now 
Cambridgeport, erected a toll-bridge from Lechmere Point 
to Boston, which was called Craigies Bridge, and the cor- 
poration secured the removal of the county officies from 



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i 
Harvard Square to Cambridgeport in 1816, by the contri- ! 
bution of the land and buildings, a court house and jail that 
cost upwards of $24,000., and they also constructed Cam- 
bridge street. 

In October 1807 a site for a botanic garden was purchas- 
ed by Harvard College, which Mr. Craigie enlarged by a 
liberal donation of four acres of adjoining land. 

Soon after taking possession of tie Hebron lands, Mr. 
Craigie appointed Mr. William Clark Whitney his attor- 
ney, "to care for his lands and interests in the town of 
Hebron, pay taxes, bring actions for trespass, execute 
deeds proper to convey lands and do other acts necessary 
for transferring the lands". In 1798 Mr. Craigie conveyed 
his Hebron lands to his brother-in-law, Bossenger Foster 
of Cambridge, the consideration named being $ 19,500. 
This transaction was probably a matter of convenience for 
the estate continued under the same management during the 
life of Mr. Craigie and even after its division among "The 
Craigie Heirs". 

Evidently Mr. Craigie had great expectations from his 
Hebron venture, for he was not content in buying and sell- 
ing land, but he expended large sums of money in im- 
provements demonstrating the value of the land to the hus- 
bandman and the advantages of the water-power to the 
mechanic. He caused to be put under cultivation a large 
tract of the high land on the west bank of the Little An- 
droscoggin, erected a commodious dwelling-house, large 
barns and numerous out-buildings for keeping a large 
stock of domestic animals ; in fact, the "Craigie Farm", 
so called, was an ideal home for a gentleman farmer. He 
utilized the exhaustless energy of Thompson Pond by dam- 
ming its outlet and by erecting mills for the manufac- 
ture of lumber and the grinding of cereals, making the 
nucleus of the flourishing Oxford village that to this day 
is frequently called by its ancient name, "Craigies Mills". 

We may conclude that Mr. Craigie was a religious man, 
for in 1796 he was chosen one of the Wardens of Christ 
Church, and that he was a social man, for he is named 
among those present in the Mass. Grand Lodge of Free- 
masons, at the Feast of Saint John, December 27, 1778. 

He was united in marriage January, 1797 with Elizabeth, 
daughter of the Rev, Bezaleel Shaw of Nantucket, who 
died, his widow. May 7, 1844 aged 69 years. 



24 Annals of Oxford 

Checkered by many vicissitudes, the long and active 
life of Mr. Craigie closed September 19, 18 19. He left no 
will, but his administration papers consist of more than fifty 
documents, most of them quite bulky. Heirs therein men- 
tioned are widow Elizabeth, Andrew, John and Thomas 
Foster, and Samuel Haven. 

Paige's History of Cambridcre says : — 
BossENGER Foster, son of Thomas, was a gentleman of 
leisure and died in Cambridge, of gout, April 23, 1805. 
His wife was Mary, sister of Andrew Craigie and they had 
children, probably born in Boston, as follows : — 

Bossenger, gr. H. C. 1787, lawyer, died unmarried Jan- 
uary 17, 1816 aged 48 years. 

Elizabeth, m. Judge Samuel Haven of Dedham. 

Andrew, gr. H. C. 1800, physcian in Dedham, m. Mary 
Conant 1813. He died 1831. 

John, b. July 1782, gr. H. C. 1802, died unmarried 1836. 

Thomas, gr. H. C. 1805, physcian, town clerk, died un- 
married 183 1 aged 46 years. 

James, gr, H. C. 1806, lawyer, register of probate for a 
short time, died unmarried August 27, 1817. 

George, gr. B. U. 181 1, lawyer, died unmarried Sep- 
tember 4, 1817 aged 27 years. 

Mary Craigie, died February 18, 181 1 aged 16 years. 

The question of constructing a new county from the 
northerly portions of York and Cumberland was opened 
years before its consumation and some of the towns chose 
committees of conferrence as early as 1795, but nothing of 
record shows action on the part of Hebron until a town 
meeting held November 12, 1803, at which time Samuel 
Paris was chosen a delegate to meet in convention at Paris 
to take into consideration the expediency of forming a new 
county, and he was directed to oppose the taking of any 
part of York county for the intended county,, 

A new county was incorporated March 4, 1805 by the 
name of Oxford, and Paris became the shire-town. Frank- 
lin county was mostly made from it in 1838, and when An- 
droscoggin county was incorporated in 1854, several Ox- 
ford towns were included. The first court, being that of 
Common Pleas, was held in Paris in June, 1805, Samuel 
Frye of Fryeburg, presided with Samuel Paris of Hebron 
and Luther Cary of Turner as associates. Cyrus Hamlin 
of Paris was Clerk, and David Learned was Sheriff. 



Annals of Oxford. 25 

Franklin is reported as saying that <'the war recently 
closed was only a Revolution, the war for Independence 
is yet to be fought". The new government was generally 
satisfactory at home, but the "Star Spangled Banner" 
received little consideration abroad, even France who had 
been the friend in need, failing to interest the States in her 
quarrels, commenced a covirse of outrages upon American 
shipping, and hostilities actually began at sea. The Indians 
on the frontier with violence opposed the advance of emi- 
gration, the Barbary States of Africa pirated American 
ships on their coasts, and England notwithstanding the trea- 
ty of peace and amity, disturbed the commerce of the coun- 
try in the most aggravating manner. Under these strained 
foreign relations a Federalist congress passed retaliatory 
acts, known as the '*alien and sedition laws", which proved 
so unpopular as to cause the perpetual retirement of the 
party. The judgment of its successor was not infallible, 
for on the advise of Pres. Jefferson, congress passed the 
"Embargo Act", which sent most of those engaged in the 
maritime trade into bankruptcy and paralyzed business on 
the sea-board. 

These distracting events do not appear to have seriously 
disturbed the inhabitants of Hebron, Mr. Whitney's sales 
of land were uninterupted, new settlers continued to come 
in and notwithstanding its being a long days journey to 
Portland, and the postage on a letter represented more than 
an hour of labor, we are certain that our ancestors kept 
themselves well informed in politics as well as other mat- 
ters and were rejoiced by the news of an equitable treaty 
with Napoleon, the punishment of the Tripolitan pirates by 
Preble, and the Indians by Harrison ; while the prevailing 
sentiment in Massachusetts was not in favor of a renewal 
of hostilities with the mother country, the yeomanry were 
not greatly disturbed by the declaration of war with Great 
Britain, June 3, 181 2. 

Congress authorized Pres. Madison to inrease the regu- 
lar army to 25,000 men, to call for 50,000 volunteers and 
to strengthen the navy. Hostilities commenced on the Can- 
ada border with disastrous results, which however were 
partly atoned for by success upon the sea ; the first time 
in half a century an English ship-of-war strvick her flag to 
a foe of equal force. The number of Hebron men who were 
engaged early in the war is unknown by the writer. 



2d Annals of Oxford 

July 1814 Sir Thomas Hardy sailed from Halifax with con- 
siderable force for land and sea service. Eastport and Cas- 
tine were captured and consternation spread along the coast. 
Gov. Strong ordered out the militia, and that the defen- 
ces along the coast should be strengthened at once. The 
people in Portland were thoroughly alarmed, some families 
left town, the banks removed their money and the most val- 
uable goods were taken into the country for safety. 

The Oxford and Cumberland county regiments went into 
camp at Portland with Gen. Alford Richardson of North 
Yarmouth in command. Between six and seven thousand 
men responded to the governer's call. 

"AND MUSTERED IN THEIR SIMPLE DRESS, 
FOR WRONG TO SEEK A STERN REDRESS." 

The law at the time required every free, able-bodied, 
white male citizen of the age of eighteen years, and under 
the age of forty-five years, except those exempted by law, 
to be enrolled in tlie militia and were required to provide 
themselves with a good musket or firelock, with bore suf- 
ficient for balls eighteen to a pound, a sufficient ba3^o- 
net and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch 
with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four car- 
tridges suited to the bore of the musket or firelock, each 
cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball. 

The militia records of Maine, in the war of 181 2, on file 
in the Adjutant Generals office at Augusta, name officers 
of the I St Regiment of the ist Brigade, to which Captain 
Samuel Robinson's Company was attached, as follows : — 

William Ryerson, Paris, Lieut. Colonel. 

Ebenezer Rawson, Paris, Major. 

Simeon Cummings, Paris, Major. 

Henry Rust Jr., Paris, Sergeant Major. 

James Hooper, Paris, Chaplain. 

Enoch Burnham, Paris, Adjutant. 

Benjamin Chesley, Paris. Quarter Master. 

Alanson Mellen, Paris, Pay Master. 

Benjamin Chandler, Norway, Surgeon. 

Willian Bridgham, Buckfield, Surgeon Mate, 

Bartholomew Cushman, Paris, Quarter Master Serg't. 

Lewis Stowell, Paris, Drum Major. 

Abner Pratt, Paris, Fife Major. 

George Bridgham Waiter. 

There was attached to this Regiment three companies of 



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27 



Cavalry raised in Turner, Minot and Livermore, the staff 
officers of the battalion being 



Major. 
Adjutant. 
Quarter Master. 
Quarter Master Serg't. 



John Greenwood, Hebron, 
Thomas Brown, Minot, 
Ezra Brett, Paris, 
Levi Bartlett, Paris, 

Roll of Capt. Robinson's Company. 
Samuel Robinson, Hebron, Captain. 

Stephen Pratt, Hebron, Lieutenant. 

Andrew Cushman, Flebron, Ensign. 



Sergeants. 
Stephen Perry. 
Oliver Perkins, 
Eleazer Holmes. 
Dean Andrews. 

Corporals. 
Nathan Wright. 
Abraham Dean. 
Alexander Nelson. 
Gennett Holbrook. 
Artemas Turner, musician. 

Privates^ 
Allen, Samuel 
Allen, Solomon 
Andrews, Loved 
Blair, Reuben 
Bean, Abiatha 
Benson, Samuel 
Brown, Samuel 
Cushman, Zebedee Jr. 
Chadbourne, Zebulon 
Dean, Henry C. 
Dunn, Isaiah 
Emery, William 
Fuller, Nathaniel Jr. 
Fuller, Ira 
Farris, Hezekiah 
Gammon, Wilmot 
Holmes, Solomon 
Hayes, Dennis 
Herrin, John 
Hilborn, Robert 
Hamden, Levi 
Ktene, Joshua 



Keene, Seth 
Littlefield, Samuel 
Maddox, Henry 
Mixer, Joseph 
Moore, John 
Morton, Mathias 
INIorton, Richard 
Penley, William 
Pratt, Benajah 
Pratt, Zebedee 
Perkins, Isaiah 
Perkins, Joseph Jr. 
Perkins, Luther 
Perry, Benjamin F. 
Richmond, Eliab 
Riggs, Job L. 
Robbins, Calvin 
Robbins, Lebbeus 
Rowe, Joseph 
Russell, Solomon 
Shaw, Francis 
Shepard, Green 
Staples, Andrew 
Staples, David 
Staples, Simeon 
Soule, James Jr. 
Tarbox, Lemuel 
Thayer, Peter 
Washburn, Isaac 
Washburn, Eli 
Waterman, John 
Weston, Josiah 
Wood, Absalom 
Wright, Samuel 



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Annals of Ozford 



The Field and Staff officers of the 3d Regiment ist 
Brigade, to which Capt. Isaac Bearce's Company was at- 
tached were as follows : — 



Cyrus Clark, Minot, 
Henry Farwell, Buckfield, 
Levi Merrill Jr., Turner, 
Joseph Keith, Minot, 
Nathaniel Cushman, Hebron, 
Benjamin Bradford, Turner, 
Samuel DeCoster, 
Calvin Bridgham, 
Levi Bryant Jr., 
Alden Bumpus, 



Lieut. Colonel. 
Major. 
Major. 
Adjutant. 
Qr. Master. 
Surgeon. 
Sergt. Major. 
Qr. Mr. Sergt. 
Drum Major. 
Fife Major. 



Roll of Capt. Isaac 
Isaac Bearce, Hebron, 
Stephen Myrick, Hebron 
Alvan Turner, Hebron, 



Bearce's Comp'y. 

Captain. 
Lieutenant. 

Ensign. 



Sergeants. 
Gideon Cushman Jr. 
Jabez Barrows. 
Silas Bumpus. 

Corporals. 
Timothy Norton. 
David Bicknell. 
Elias Tubbs. 
Ebenezer Dunham. 

Musicians. 
William Bumpus. 
Ezekiel Merrill. 

Privates. 
Barrows, Cornelius 
Barrows, George 
Barrows, Job C. 
Barrows, Reuel 
Bearce, Gideon Jr. 
Bearce Levi 
Benson, Caleb 
Besse, Seth 
Bicknell, Cyrus 
Bryant, Amos 
Bumpus, Jesse 
Bumpus, Lemuel 
Carmon, Luther 



- Crafts, Samuel Jr. 
Curtis, Ashley Jr. 
Cushman, Isaac Jr. 
Cushman, Reuben 
Davy, Simeon Jr. 
Davy, Solomon 
DeCoster, Jacob Jr. 
DeCoster, Roger 
Drake, Alpheus 
Dunham, James Jr. 
Dudley, Nathan 
Farris, William 
Fuller, Barnabas 
Fuller, Robert Jr. 
Glover, Joseph 
Gurney, Lemuel 
Hutchinson, Henry 
Irish, Simeon 
Keene, Nathaniel 
Keene, Snow Jr. 
Marshall, Aaron 
Marshall, John 
Merrill, Giles Jr. 
Merrill, Moses 
Morgan, Solomon 
Morton, Job 



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Morton, John Stedman, Samuel W. 

Packard, Isaac Sturdevant, Francis Jr. 

Packard, Lewis Sturdev nt, Joseph 

Perkins, Ebenezer Sturdevant, Nathaniel 

Pratt, Barnabas Washburn, Peleg 

Pratt, William Washburn, Stephen 

Richardson, Stephen Whittemore, John 

Rowe, Benjamin Whittemore, Levi 

Rowe, Joseph Whittemore, Samuel Jr. 

Rowe, Samuel Whittemore, William 
Stedman, John 

The Hebron men in their grey homespun were proba- 
bly equiped as the law required with the addition of a keg 
shaped canteen dangling from a cross-belt and their knap- 
sacks filled with blanket, rations and other articles, to the 
carrying capacity of the owner. They are said to have been 
a jovial band and that they took up the line of march for 
the defence of the beleaguered seaport amidst much enthu- 
siasm, but no doubt the adieus were whispered with many 
misgivings and silent tears. Capt. Bearce's company arriv- 
ed at Portland on the 13th day of September and Capt. Rob- 
inson's one day later. Portland was then a town of only 
about 7,500 inhabitants but from its maritime and strategic 
importance was the most notable place east of Boston. The 
principal enterance to its harbor was guarded by forts Preb- 
le on Cape Elizabeth and Scammel on Leavitt's House Is- 
land, which were maned by about 200 regulars under Gen. 
John Chandler : an inadequate force but all that were at the 
time available for the relations between the regulars and the 
"melish"were not sufficiently harmonius to admit of a joint 
occupancy and the latter would serve no where except under 
officers of their own choosing. A "Committee of Safety 
and Defence" had made such preparation to repel invasion 
as they were able, and to provide shelter and food for this 
large army was a serious question, camp equipage was not 
plentiful. Fort Burrows just built on the bluff at Fish Point, 
was soon filled, and to provide for the remainder, ropewalks 
and sail-lofts were cleared and converted into barracks. 

Tradition is silent regarding the privations and sufferings 
of the soldiers in *'Camp Portland", without doubt they had 
their troubles, but it was cuiTently reported that the boys 
were not entirely confined to the beef, bread and water di- 
et of the commissariat but the laxity of discipline gave for- 



30 Annals of Oxford 

agers ample opportunity to vary their regular bill of fare. 

There were however times when something more serious 
than a holyday parade was threatened : for the troop were 
hardly settled in camp before the British squadron appeared 
in the offing and its flagship, the "Bulwark", seventy -four 
guns, repeatedly sailed in a daring manner almost within 
the range of the guns of Fort Preble, each time causing a 
general alarm. On the 24th of September, the enemy hav- 
ing sailed away, the militie were dismissed, except a detail 
of about 1,200 who were placed under the command of Col. 
Ryerson and continued in the service until the first of Nov. 
After a protracted and contentious meeting of the Com- 
missioners a treaty of peace was signed at Ghent on the 
24th day of December 1814. The conditions were that all 
territory taken by either party, during the war, should be 
restored, and there were some details of arrangement for 
establishing boundaries, and respecting future intercourse, 
but nothing is said of the impressment of seamen which 
was the chief cause of the war. Inasmuch however, as 

Great Britain has never since attempted such outrages, this 
question may be regarded as having been settled for all 
time by the war. 

In compliance with an act of the Legislature, passed on 
the 19th day of June 1819, the electors of the District were 
notified to assemble in regular meeting, on the fourth Mon- 
day of July then next, and give their votes on the question 
of the District becoming a separate and independent State. 
The total vote was 24,223, of which 17,091 were for sep- 
aration. The vote of Hebron was 141, of which only 61 fa- 
vored separation. Agreeably to the provisions of the Act 
of June 19th, a Convention for forming a Constitution for 
the State of Maine assembled in the Court House in Port- 
land on the nth day of October, 1819 and made choice of 
William King of Bath for Chairman and Robert C. Vose 
of Augusta for Secretary. Two hundred and seventy-four 
Delegates were present, and after voting to submit the re- 
sults of their deliberations, with an address, to the people of 
Maine, adjourned October 29th, to meet January 5th, 1820 
and examine the returns of the votes of the several towns 
on the question of accepting the same. At the adjourned 
meeting it appeared that the whole number of votes return- 
ed was 10,899, of which 10,025 were in favor of the costi- 
tution and 873 in opposition, a small negative vote consid- 



Annals of Oxford. 31 

ering that 30 of the Delegates to the Convention declined 
to sign the report. The delegate from Hebron was Alex- 
ander Greenwood, and on the question of accepting the 
constitution, the vote stood at 70 yeas and 3 nays. Maine 
was admitted into the Union by Congress on the 4th day of 
March 1820 and became a State on the i6th day of the 
same month. The first election of state officers took pLace 
on the 3d day of April 1820, at which time William King 
of Bath was elected Governor by the votes of 21,083 to i, 
031 scattering. The first Legislature convened in Portland 
on the 31st day of May, Henr}^ Rust Jr. of Norway, repre- 
senting the towns of Hebron and Norway, they having been 
classed together. 

The state valuation was estimated at $20,962,778.74 and 
the number of polls at 59,368 ; the town valuation was 
$117,500. with 350 polls. The population of the town of 
Hebron as shown by the first census (1790) was 530, that 
of the second 981, that of the third 1,211, that of the fourth 
1,727, that of the fifth, including that of Oxford set-off the 
previous year, was 2,029. 

DIVISION OF THE TOWN. 

The public spirit of Dr. Craigie and the enterprise of his 
agent, Mr. Whitney, brought many settlers into the west- 
ern part of the town, making Craigie's Mills the center of 
a flourishing business and adding materially to the popula- 
tion. There was very little business connections between 
the eastern and western sections, and on account of the 
length of the town its municipal affairs were necessarily 
conducted with considerable inconvenience to the freehold- 
ers, making a division of the town desirable, and finally 
decided upon at a town meeting held on the third day of 
November 1828, when it was "Voted that William C. 
Whitney, Stephen M3'rick, Gideon Cushman Jr. and Win- 
throp B. Norton be a committee to report to this meeting 
three discreet men from the neighboring towns to be a com- 
mittee to examine the relative circumstances of each end of 
the town and if any difference, how much the one shall pay 
to the other in case of a division and make their report to 
the meeting in December next." 

"Voted to divide the town by the Matthews pond and 
streams". John Turner of Turner, Enoch Hall of Buck- 
field and Thomas Hill of Paris, were reported by the com- 
mittee for referees and accepted by a vote of those present. 



32 Annals of Oxford 

Stephen Myrick and Samuel H. King were chosen a 
committee to notify the out-of-town committee, attend their 
meeting and show them the situation of the town, and in 
case one or more of said committee shall not attend, to choose 
others in their stead to fill vacancy. 

The referees submited their report at a legal meeting held 
on the 2 2d day of December, as follows : — "The subscri- 
bers, a committee agreed upon by the inhabitants of Hebron 
at a legal meeting of said town holden on the third day of 
November instant, for the purpose of adjudging and deter- 
mining on what terms said town shall be divided, making 
Matthews pond and streams a dividing line between the 
Eastern and Western parts of said town, having met agree- 
ably to previous notice at the house of Rev. Joseph Hutch- 
inson, proceeded to examine the roads and bridges and at- 
tended to the statements made to us by Stephen Myrick Esq. 
and Col. Samuel H. King, agents of the respective parts 
of the town, do adjudge that the inhabitants of said town 
living to the Eastward of the said Matthews pond and 
streams shall pay to the inhabitants of said town living to 
the Westward of said pond and streams the sum of $500. 
Hebron November 19th, 1828. 

John Turner, ^ 

Enoch Hall, v Committee. 

Thomas Hill Jr. ) 

"On receiving the report of the committee on the divis- 
ion of the town, it was voted to accept the report and choose 
a committee of three to carry it into effect. Voted that Joseph 
Hutchinson, Simeon Perkins and William C. Whitney be 
said committee". 

A petition was presented to the Legislature on the tenth 
day of January 1829 in words as follows : — 

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of Maine. 

We, the subscribers, a committee for and in behalf of the 
town of Hebron, represent that the local situation of the 
town of Hebron is such as to disommode the inhabitants in 
transacting their business, by reason of its great length, and 
no convenient center, wherefore your Petioners praj^ that 
said town of Hebron may be divided by Mattews pond and 
streams so called agreeable to a vote of said town in a legal 
meeting for that purpose, held the 22d day of Dec. 1828. 
As in duty bound will ever pray. 



Annals of Oxford. 33 

Dated at Hebron the twenty-ninth day of December in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

Joseph Hutchinson, > Committee. 
Simeon Perkins, > 

The petition appears to have taken the regular course 
without opposition and the prayer granted by the passage of 
a Bill entitled: — 

An act to incorporate the town of Oxford. 

Approved February 27th, 1829. 

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives, in Legislature assembled, That so much of 
the town of Hebron, in the County of Oxford, as lies south 
west of Matthews' Pond, so called, and the inlet of said 
Pond, running from Paris, and the outlet of the same Pond 
running into Minot, be, and hereby is incorporated into a 
town by the name of Oxford ; and the inhabitants thereof 
are hereby vested with all the powers, privileges and im- 
munities, which the inhabitants of other towns within this 
State, do or may by law enjo}^ . 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That said town of Ox- 
ford shall pay to said town of Hebron the arrears of all 
taxes which have been legally assessed together with their 
proportion of all debts due from and assessments which 
may have been voted by said town of Hebron, at the time 
of the passing of this Act ; such proportion to be ascertained 
by reference to the last valuation of said town of Hebron. 
And said town of Hebron shvM pay to said town of Oxford 
the sum of five hundred dollars. And said town of Oxford 
shall receive their proportion (to be ascertained as aforesaid) 
of all debts and taxes due, and of all the personal property 
belonging to said town of Hebron at the time aforesaid. 

Sec. 3, Be it fin-ther enacted. That all persons v/ho now 
are, or may hereafter become chargeable as paupers, shall 
be considered as belonging to that town, on whose territory 
they may have gained a legal settlement, and shall be sup- 
ported by the same. And said town of Oxford shall be 
holden to pay their proportion of the expenses incurred for 
the support of all paupers actually chargeable upon the 
town of Hebron, at the time of the passing of this Act. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the ammunition. 



34 Annals of Oxford 

military equipments, and camp equipage belonging to said 
town of Hebron, at the time of the passing of this Act shall 
be divided between said towns of Hebron and Oxford in 
proportion to the number of persons enrolled in the Militia, 
in said towns respectively. And the records, public papers 
and documents belonging to said town of Hebron at the 
time aforesaid, shall be kept alternately year by year by the 
respective Clerks of said towns ; and while such records, 
documents and papers are in possesston of the Clerk of one 
of said towns, such Clerk shall, on application of either of 
the Selectmen or Assessors, or of the Clerk of the other 
town, furnish a certified copy of any part of the same free 
from expense, until otherwise agreed upon by said towns. 

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That any Justice of the 
Peace, within said County, is hereby empowered to issue 
his warrant to some inhabitant of said town, hereby incor- 
porated, directing him to notify the inhabitants thereof, to 
meet at such time and place, as he shall appoint, to choose 
such officers as towns are empowered to choose at their 
annual meetings. 

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That said towns of He- 
bron and Oxford shall constitute a district to elect one Rep- 
resentative (Oxford having the privilege to elect the first 
Representative chosen after the passing of this Act) to the 
Legislature of this State, until otherwise provided by law. 



"Strange to me are the forms tmeet 
When t visit the dear old town; 
I hear the tales of boyhood told. 
My thoughts are full of the past and old, 
tsee it all like a chart unrolled, 

There are dreams that cannot dit," 



CHAPTER in. 



OXFOROb 



to the ^C5I^ approved February twenty- 

|! seventh, Winthrop B. Norton, one of the Justices of the 
^^ Peace for the County of Oxford, issued his warrant to 
^"^ Cyrus Shaw, one of the freehold inhabitants of Oxford, 
on the ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, requiring him to 
summon and notify the inhabitants of said town of Oxford, 
qualified to vote in town affairs, to assemble at the school 
house near Craigie's Mills in said Oxford on Thursday the 
nineteenth day of March instant, at one of the clock in the 
afternoon, for the purpose of choosing a Moderator and all 
such town officers as towns are by law authorized and re- 
quired to choose and appoint at their annual meetings. 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of Oxford holden 
agreeable to the foregoing warrant March 19, 1829, the fol- 
lowing votes were passed, viz : — 

1 To choose a committee of three to receive, sort, count 
and declare the votes for Moderator. 

2 Made choice of Samuel H. King, Jaiiiis S. Keith and 
William C. Whitney for the above named committee. 

3 Made choice of Jacob Tewksbur}' , Esq. for Moderator. 

4 Voted that the meeting be adjourned to the meeting- 
house. 

5 Made choice of Dan Perry for Town Clerk, who was 
immediatl}^ sworn into office by Jacob Tewksbuiy, Esq. 
a Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Oxford. 

6 Made choice of Samuel H. King, ^ 

Ebenezer Holmes, > Selectmen. 
Cyrus Shaw, Esq., ) 

7 Made choice of Dan Perry for Town Treasurer. 



3d Annals of Oxford 

Voted that the Selectmen be the Assessors and Over* 
seers of the Poor. 

Made choice of Jacob Tewksbury, Giles Shurtleff and 
Alonzo King for Superintending School Committee. 

Voted that the collectorship be set up at auction, the 
person that collects for the lowest percentage to expect the 
office of Constable, (he doing the town business gratis.) 
Struck off to Alonzo King at one cent and nine mills on 
the dollar. 

Voted that Alonzo King be Constable. 
Voted that John Gardner Jr., William Thomas, Sam- 
uel Robinson Jr. , Nathan Wright, Luther Perkins, Will- 
iam Faunce, Edmund Hayes, Samuel Crockett, Joshua 
Merrill, Henry C. Dean, Winthrop B. Norton and Isaac 
A. Thayer be Surveyors of Highways. 

Voted that the numbers by which the school districts 
were formerly known on the town records of Hebron shall 
be amended and be hereafter known in the town of Oxford, 
as follows : — number 1 1 shall be number i , number 8 shall 
be number 2, number 9 shall be number 3, number 14 shall 
be number 4, number 17 shall be number 5, number 6 no 
change, number 13 shall be number 7, number 16 shall be 
number 8 and number 7 shall be number 9. 

Voted that Henry C. Dean, Robert Hilborn Jr., Elisha 
Moore, David Webber, John Richards, Zebedee Cushman, 
Giles Shurtleff, Ezra Bartlett and John Marshall be School 
Agents. 

Voted that Nathan Lombard, Robert Hilborn Jr. and 
Joshua Lombard be Cullers of Staves. 

Voted that Nathan Lombard be Culler of Hoops. 
Voted that William Faunce, Benjamin Whitehouse, 
Samnel Allen, William Prince and Elisha Moore be Fence 
Viewers. 

Voted that Ebenezer Moulton, Simon Staples, Hiram 
Hilborn and George Robinson be Field Drivers. 

Voted that Luther Carman, (he was excused) Win- 
throp B. Norton, Samuel H. King, John Marshall and 
John Gardner Jr. be Surveyors of Sawed and Rift Lumber. 
Samuel H. King, Cyrus Shaw and Winthrop B. Nor- 
ton were chosen a committee to make nominations for 
Tythingmen; William Faunce, Alfred Hood, William 
Caldwell and Joseph Row were nominated and elected. 
Faunce and Hood were excused and Joseph Perkins Jr. 



Annals of Oxford. 37 



and P. M. C. Mussey were elected. 

Voted that Jairus S. Keith be Agent for the Town. 
He asked to be excused and it was voted that Samuel H. 
King be Agent for the town of Oxford for the year ensuing. 

Voted that the Selectmen be a committee to settle with 
the authorized agents of the town of Hebron. 

Voted that this meeting be disolved. 

A town meeting was called by the Selectmen, April 6, 
1829, William C. Whitney was chosen Moderator and it 
was voted that the meeting attend to prayers. 

Voted that $367.00 be appropriated for the support of 
the schools. 

Voted that $1200.00 be appropriated for the repairs of 
the highways and bridges. 

Voted that $300.00 be appropriated for the support of 
the poor. 

It was voted that the Pound shall be near the center of 
the town and that Zebedee Cushman, Giles Shurtleff, 
Alonzo King, Winthrop B. Norton and Benajah Pratt be 
a committee to select a place and build the Pound. 

Ezra Wright was set-off from school district number 
7 to district number 2. 

It was voted that the highway district on Pigeon Hill 
be divided and set-off, the county road from Joseph Perkins 
Jr. to the county road by Daniel Whitney's, and that An- 
drew Staples be the Surveyor ; also voted that the highwa}^ 
district at Craigies Mills be divided by or at the bridge and 
that Samuel H. King be the Surveyor. 

Voted that the list of jurors prepared and presented by 
the Selectmen be accepted. 

Voted that Surveyors of Highways shall keep the 
roads open and passable, through their districts, in the 
winter and give a suitable compensation to those they em- 
ploy therein for the labor necessary in doing the same, to 
be credited for highway work the next year. 

Voted that Surveyors of Highways shall credit 12 1-2 
cents per hour for a man and the same for a yoak of oxen 
in the month of June and 9 cents per hour in the month of 
September for man and oxen, for work faithfully done to 
the acceptance of the Sur^^eyor ; all that fall short of the 
above to be credited in proportion, according to the judge- 
ment of the Surveyor. adjourned to may 4th. 



38 Annals of Oxford 

At the adjourned meeting held May 4th, in the meet- 
ing house near Craigies Mills, Benjamin F. Perry was 
elected Pound Keeper and a committee consisting of Bena- 
jah Pratt, Ezra Wright and Samuel H. King were chosen 
to consult and agree with Mr. Perry for the use of his barn 
for the purposes of a Pound. 

Voteb that the Selectmen, Treasurer, Clerk and Con- 
stable draw the jurors without calling a town-meeting. 

A meeting called by the Selectmen, was held at the 
same time and place and William C. Whitney was chosen 
Moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

A communication was received as follows : — 
*'We the subscribers, heirs of the late Andrew Craigie, 
hereby authorize William C. Whitney Esq., our agent at 
Hebron, to erect a meeting-house for the use of said town, 
to be located on the new county road leading from Poland 
to Paris, in such place as the said town shall determine, 
with the consent of said Whitney ; the said house not to 
cost more than twelve hundred dollars, and we authorize the 
said Whitney to promise the said town, not exceeding three 
acres of land round the said meeting-house for a common, 
burying-ground etc. not to be more than 16 rods in width on 
the road. Witness our hands this second day of March 1829. 

Samuel Haven. 
Andrew Foster. 
Thomas Foster, for himself 
and John Foster." 

The proposal of the Craigie neirs was accepted and it 
was thereupon voted that a committee be appointed to se- 
lect or locate a site for the above named meeting-house, 
and that they perform their sennce and report to the next 
town-meeting, free from expense to the town. Zebedee 
Cushman, Jairus S. Keith, John Caldwell, Benajah Pratt, 
Giles Shurtleff, Benjamin Whitehouse and Samuel Crock- 
ett were chosen as the committee. 

Voted that Benjamin F. Perry be annexed to school 
district No. 3. 

A legal meeting of the inhabitants of Oxford was held 
at the dwelling-house of Benjamin F. Perry, on Monday 
the nth day of Ma}-, William C. Whitney was chosen 
Moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The committee chosen at the last meeting to locate a 



Annals of Oxford. 39 

site for the meeting-house reported the selection of a lot de- 
scribed as follows : — commencing 34 rods southerly from 
the corner of the road where the road leading from Num- 
ber 6, so called, to Craigies Mills is crossed by the new 
county road leading from Paris to Poland, and on the west 
side of the new county road, thence south 56 degrees west 
30 rods, thence south 34 degrees west 16 rods, thence north 
56 degrees east 30 rods to said new county road, thence on 
said road north 34 degrees west 16 rods to the first men- 
tioned bounds. 

The report was accepted and it was voted that the three 
acres of land for a meeting-house, common and burying- 
ground and all between it and the new county road be clear- 
ed of all the natural growth, both root and branch, that is 
to say, all of the roots of trees, stumps and saplings to be 
completely dug out of the ground and removed from the 
plot ; the land thorough!}^ plowed, leveled and well seed- 
ed to grass and well fenced witn a good and sufficient log 
fence ; the contractor for the job to have the crop of grain 
he shall raise upon it. 

Proceeded to vendue the clearing of the land as above 
and the same was struck off to Haven Hall, at twenty-eight 
dollars per acre, he being the lowest bidder. 

The meeting deciding that the contractor should give 
a bond, Mr. Hall was excused and the clearing of tne lot 
was awarded to Jacob Washburn at twenty-nine dollars an 
acre, he being the lowest bidder that would give a bond. 

Ezra Bartlett the school agent for district No. 8 being 
absent, James Perry was elected in his stead. 

A bounty of ten cents for each crow killed in town and 
presented to the Treasurer with body and head entire was 
voted. 

Voted that the next town meeting be held at Benjamin 
F. Perry's and then adjourned. 

A legal meeting of the inhabitants was held at Benja- 
min F. Perry's on the ninth day of July at 4 o'clock P. M. 
Winthrop B. Norton was chosen Moderator. 

Voted to reconsider the vote of the last meeting accept- 
ing the site for a meeting-house near the No. 6 road and to 
select a location on the hill near Benjamin F. Perry's, and 
that the Selectmen be authorized to locate the site and make 
arrangements for clearing the land. 



40 Annals of Oxford 

At the election of state and county officers in September 
one hundred and fifty-three votes were cast for Governer. 
Samuel E. Smith (dem.) had 107 

Jonathan G. Huntoon (whig) had 45 
Dan Perry had i 

For Representative to the Legislature. 

Dan Perry had 105 

Jacob Tewksbury had 27 

Samuel H. King had 19 

A legal meeting was held in the stable of Benjamin F. 
Perry September 14th, Cyrus Shaw Esq. Moderator. 

It was voted that if any one will seed down the site for 
the meeting-house and prepare the land lor the building to 
the acceptance of William C. Whitney Esq. that he shall 
have the income of the land the present year. 

The Selectmen, Treasurer and Clerk were authorized 
to grant licenses to proper applicants for inholders, victual- 
ers and reta'lers, for the present year. 

Voted that cattle, horses and sheep shall not be permit- 
ed to run at large in Oxford from the first of November 
next to the first of April ensueing. 

Voted that the next meeting be at the meeting-house 
near Craigies Mills. 

A legal meeting assembled at the meeting. house near 
Cyrus Shaw's October 5th, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. 
William C. Whitney was chosen Moderator. 

A vote of the town at the meeting of March 19th fixing 
the number and limtts of the several school districts was a- 
mended and discribed as follows : — 

District No. 11, now No. i, lands in the southerly corner 
of Oxford, bounded on the northeast by district No. 2 and 
on the northwest by district No. 3, and Thompson pond. 

District No. 8, now No. 2 begining on Poland line on 
the Little Androscogin river, thence up said river to the 
outlet of Hogan pond, thence up said outlet to the south 
Hogan pond, thence up said pond to the Cole brook, (so 
called) thence up said brook by tlie westerly side of Sam- 
uel Hilborn's land and in a continued course of said Hil- 
born's westerly side line to the Great Swamp (so called) 
between Seth Keen's and Henry C. Dean's, thence easterly 
by said swamp to the Poland line. 

District No. 9, now No. 3, begining on the Otisfield 
line between Benjamin Stevens' and Everett's and Ward- 



Annals of Oxford. 41 

well's land, thence between said Stevens' and Everett's and 
Wardwell's to Samuel Allen's land, thence on the northwest 
line of said Allen's land to the Little Androscoggin river, 
thence down said river to the outlet of Hogan pond, thence 
up said outlet to the south Hogan pond, thence up said 
pond so as to come in a direction with the southeast side of 
the land formerly occupied by Edward Shepherd, thence 
between said Shepherd's lot and Samuel Littlefield's land 
and in a direction of said line to Thompson pond. 

District No. 14, now No, 4, beginning on Otisfield line 
between the lands of Benjamin Stevens', Everett's and 
Wardwell's, thence on the bounds of district No. 3 to the 
Little Androscoggin river, thence up said river to the south- 
east side line of John Pike's land, thence between the lands 
of said Pike and Edward Little to the county road that 
passes by John Rowe's, thence northwesterly on said road 
to the Norway line. 

District No. 17, now No. 5, beginning on the Paris line 
on the southerly side of James Holmes' farm now occu- 
pied by William Beals, thence on the westerly bounds of 
district No. 6 to the Little Androscoggin river, thence up 
said river to John Pike's land, thence on the bounds of dis- 
trict No. 4 to Norway line. 

District No. 6, beginning at the county road near Joseph 
Perkins' house, thence between said Perkins' and Daniel 
Bullen Jr., Including said Bullen's, Ellab Richmond's, John 
Caldwell's and Joseph Cushman's, thence on the westerly 
line of Daniel Bartlett's land to William Newman's, thence 
on the westerl}' line of said Newman's to William C. Whit- 
ney's land, thence between said Newman's and Whitney's 
lands to the town road, thence on said road to the Paris line 
thence on the town line of Paris to the westerly line of the 
James Holmes' farm, now occupied by William Beals, 
thence on the westerly bounds of the Cralgie land to the 
Little Androscoggin river, lea^•ing the land of Rufus Bart- 
lett Jr. and Joel Robinson's tract, near the river, adjoining 
to and west of said Craigle's land, thence down the river to 
the lot line between lots No. 8 and 9 in the second division, 
thence in the direction of said lot line to the line dividing 
the new and old surveys of lots, thence through lot No. 8, 
seventh range, second division, between Isaac Whittemore 
Jr. and Ellab Richmond's, also through lot No. 8 sixth 
range, between Dr. Jacob Tewksbury's and William C. 



42 Annals of Oxford 

Whitney's land to the first mentioned bounds. 

District No. 13, now No. 7, beginning at the westerly 
corner of Minot on the Little Androscoggin river, thence 
up said river to district No. 6, thence easterly on the south- 
ern boundary of said district to the county road, thence on 
the northwest side line of Joseph Perkins' land to Daniel 
Bullen's land and in a direction with last said line to Matt- 
hews pond or to the inlet thereof on the northwest and 
south bounds of district No. 9 to Minot line. 

District No. 16, now No. 8, beginning on the town line 
of Paris between Daniel Bartlett's and Elias Tubbs', thence 
running southeasterly in the direction of the end line of said 
lots to the inlet of Matthews pond, thence down said inlet to 
district No. 7, thence on the bounds of district No. 7 to dis- 
trict No. 6, thence on district No. 6 to the Paris line. 

A part of district No. 7, now No. 9, beginning on the 
Minot line on the lot line between Thomas Crooker and 
Robert Hilborn, thence on the southwest bounds of district 
No. 4 to the southwest corner of Isaac Whittemore's land, 
thence on the southerly bounds of district No. 5 to Matthews 
pond, thence southerly so as to include John and Moses 
Marshall, Calvin Robins home place and William Chip- 
man's, thence from the southwest corner of William Chip- 
man's land southeasterly to Minot line. 

(N. B. Only what is southwest of Matthews pond now 
composes district No. 9 in Oxford.) 

When reference is had to any survey, or number, range 
or division of lots, the reference is to the plan of the town 
drawn by Alexander Greenwood Esq. Dec. A. D. 182 1. 

THE FOREGOING IS A FAIRLY COMPLETE COPY OF THE TOWN 
CLERK'S RECORDS. THE FOLLOWING ARE ABSTRACTS. 

1830 

Town meeting at the meeting-house March ist, 1830. 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Moderator and Dan Perry, 
Town Clerk. Mr. Perry being absent, Samuel H. King 
was chosen Clerk pro tern. 

Cyrus Shaw, Zebedee Cushman and Alonzo King 
were elected Selectmen and it was voted that they be the 
Assessors and Overseers of the Poor. 

Dan Perry was chosen Treasurer and the collection of 
taxes was auctioned to Alonzo King at two and a quarter 
cents on the dollar. He was chosen Constable. 



Annals of Oxford. 43 

Jairus S. Keith, Alonzo King and Giles Shurtleff 
were chosen School Committee. 

Winthrop B. Norton, Samuel Robinson and Cyrus 
Shaw were chosen Committee on Accounts. 

Jairus S. Keith, was chosen Town Agent. 

Town meeting at the meeting-house April 5th, William 
C. Whitney, Moderator. 

Voted to raise $300. for town charges and $1200. for 
repairs on highways and that the Sur^^eyors credit the same 
for labor as last year. 

Voted that Timothy Jordan have the privilege of draw- 
ing his school money from the district where he lives and 
paying the same to Otisfield, where he sends to school. 

Town meeting at the meeting-house April 12th, Samuel 
H. King, Moderator. 

Voted that $367. be raised for the support of schools. 
Voted that the Selectmen appropriate the highway tax 
they think proper or necessary' to be expended on the 
Whittemore road. 

Voted that the Selectmen purchase a Pall. 
Voted that Benjamin F. Perry's barn be a Pound and 
that he be the Pound Keeper. 

At the election of state officers, Sept. 13th, two hundred 
and five votes were cast for Governor. 

Samuel E. Smith (dem.) had 141 

Jonathan G. Huntoon (whig) had 64 
For Representative to the Legislature. 

Roger Decoster had 136 

Gideon Cushman had 7^ 

At same time and place a meeting was held, Zebe- 
dee Cushman, Moderator. It was voted to adjourn to meet 
at the same place, Saturday next, at 3 o'clock P. M. 

At the adjourned meeting, Benajah Pratt was chosen 
agent to repair the new county road. John Gardner Jr. 
agent to repair the road near Abraham Dean's. William 
Wardwell agent for Greely Hill, so called. Winslow Re- 
cord, Samuel Allen, Samuel Wright, Abraham Dean Jr. 
and William C. Whitney agents for repairing roads on 
the hills near their residences. 

Town meeting at the meeting-house near Cyrus Shaw's, 
October i6th, Winthrop B. Norton, Moderator. 



44 Annals of Oxford 

Jairus S. Keith was chosen Clerk pro tern. 
Voted that the Court of Sessions be petitioned to discon- 
tinue the road from near the dwelling-house of Simon Sta- 
ples to that of widow Soule. 

Town meeting at the meeting-house near Benjamin F. 
Perry's, Zebedee Cushman, Moderator. 

Adjourned to the house of Benjamin F. Perry. 

Voted that the land from the road to the meeting-house 
be leveled and all obstructions removed at an expense of 
not exceeding ten dollars. Zebedee Cushman was chosen 
to superintend the work. 

Zebedee Cushman, Leonard Caldwell, Giles Shurtleff, 
Joshua Keen and Benajah Pratt were chosen a commit- 
tee to make arrangements for dedicating the meeting-house 
and it was voted to provide the clergymen who officiate at 
the dedication with appropriate entertainment, on the occa- 
sion at this place, at the expense of the town. 

It was voted that the new meeting-house be the centre of 
the town and that subsequent town meetings be held in it. 

Voted that the three notices for town meetings shall here- 
after be posted at the following places, viz : — At Craigies 
Mills, at Benj. F. Perry's and at Dr. Jacob Tewksbury's, 

X83t 

Town meeting March 14th, 1831. William C. Whit- 
ney was chosen Moderator and Dan Perry, Town Clerk. 
Alonzo King, Zebedee Cushman and Henry Holbrook 
were elected Selectmen. 

Dan Perry was chosen Treasurer. 
Voted $300. for town charges. 

$500. for support of schools. 
$1500. for liigh and town ways. 
Voted that the wholly dependent poor be set up at auct- 
ion and was vendued to Luther Perkins at 80 

cents per week, doctors bills to be paid by the town ; cloth- 
ing to be as good vvhen returned as when nxeived from 
the town. 

The collectorship was vendued to Alonzo King at one 
cent and nine mills on the dollar ; he was elected Constable. 
Giles Shurtleff, Benajah Pratt and Oliver Perkins were 
chosen Superintending School Committee, 

Benjamin F. Perry was chosen Pound Keeper. 
Samuel H. King was appointed to settle with the 



Annals of Oxford. 45 

town of Hebron. 

Benjamin F. PeiTy, A. Peterson, Giles Perkins and 
all the inhabitants between them, were set off for a school 
district, the Selectmen to establish the bounds. 

Benajah Pratt Jr. was chosen Town Agent and Sam- 
uel H. King was appointed to assist him in adjusting the 
claim of William Wardwell for damages on~ account of the 
road on Greely Hill ; and they were instructed to see if the 
town of Hebron was not holden to pay their proportion of 
the damages. 

Samuel H. King, Giles Shurtleff and Eleazer Holmes 
were chosen a committee to examine the accounts of the 
Selectmen. 

Alonzo King was appointed agent to take care of the Pall. 

Voted to abate the tax of Simeon Staples. 

Town meeting April 9th, Jacob Tewksbury, Moderator. 
Voted to clear the three acres around the meeting- 
house and that every man in town who pays a poll tax, 
work one day in person or by a substitute clearing the land, 
or pay one dollar. The several Surveyors to notify in their 
districts of the time, impliments to be used and to superin- 
tend the work. It was voted that the rocks on the lot be put 
into a fence on the south line, beginning on the road and 
i-unning back as far as the rocks will make the fence. 

William C. Whitney, Winthrop B. Norton and Zebedee 
Cushman were appointed to make suitable appropriation of 
the land when cleared and fenced. 

It was voted to discontinue the Whittemore road to 
the Meadow brook and that Samuel H. King, Giles Shurt- 
leff and Benajah Pratt be a committee to locate a road from 
the new county road, commencing at or near the meeting- 
house and running to the Meadow brook, in the best place 
for a road. 

Voted that all the inhabitants in town who pay taxes 
shall give in their valuation under oath. 

Voted that the taxes of Nathaniel Allen, Peltiah Ber- 
ry, Hezekiah Farris, Richard Lamb, Jacob Grapes, Nath- 
aniel Rowe, Stephen Richards, Payson Steadman and 
Joseph Bartlett, for the 1829 be abated. 

Timothy Jordan Jr, was allowed to expend his propor- 
tion of the scnool money in Otisfield. 

Voted that the Selectmen meet three weeks from to 
day, to survey a new rout for a road on Pigeon Hill, 



46 Annals of Oxford 

beginning at the Tarbox brook, so called, thence up the 
hill in the best place. 

Town meeting April 25th, Jacob Tewksbury, Moderator. 

Voted that the Selectmen b e empowered to view and 
locate a road at Meadow brook bridge on the Whittemore 
road, northerly of the new meeting-house, to the No. 6 road. 

Voted that $500. be expended on the highways, addi- 
tional to the sum already voted, at the discretion of the Se- 
lectmen. 

The report of the Selectmen on the new school district 
was accepted and it was voted that the district be No. 10. 

Town meeting May 9th, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 

Voted to accept the report of the Selectmen locating a 
road from Meadow brook bridge to the No. 6 road, so call- 
ed, and that the Whittemore road from the new county road 
to the No. 6 road be discontinued. 

Evidentl}' the preceeding votes upon the subject had 
failed to produce results, for at this meeting it was voted to 
appropriate $150. to clear the meeting-house lot ; this vote 
was subsequently reconsidered and it was voted that the 
Selectmen should give a bond to the heirs of Andrew Crai- 
gie, conditioned on the completion of the clearing the land, 
to obtain the deed. 

At the election of state officers, Sept. 12th, one hundred 
and seventy-one votes were cast for Governor. 

Samuel E. Smith (dem.) had 121 

Daniel Goodenow (whig) had 49 

John Anderson had i 

For Senator, Jaii-us S. Keith had 11 1 

For Representative to the Legislature. 

Dan Perry had 120 

Jacob Tewksbury had 48 

At the same time a meeting was held, Alonzo King, 
Moderator. 

Samuel H. King, Jairus S. Keith and John Caldwell 
were chosen a committee to get the complaint on the road 
from George Robinson's to Zebulon Chadbourne's contin- 
ued and to petition the County Commissioners to discontin- 
ue the road. 

The Selectmen reported the location of roads to accom- 
modate Lemuel Crooker and others, Will am Ward well 



Annals of Oxford. 47 

and others. Their reports were adopted, and the Select- 
men were authorized to expend $600. upon the highways. 
The meeting refused to take action on an article per- 
mitting licenses to sell liquors, to be drank on the premises. 

Town meeting Oct. 3d, Samuel H. King, Moderator. 
A list of jurors prepared by the Selectmen was sub- 
mitted and with some amendments, was adopted. 

1832 
Town meeting March 12th, 1832. Alonzo King was 
chosen Moderator and Dan Perry, Town Clerk. 

Alonzo King, Henry Holbrook and Isaac A. Thayer 
were elected Selectmen. 

Dan Perry was chosen Treasurer. 

Jairus S. Keith, Alonzo King and Giles Shurtleff were 
chosen Superintending School Committee. 

Zebedee Cushman, Henry Holbrook and Samuel H. 
King were chosen a committee to estimate the sum neces- 
sary for town charges. 

Voted $350. for town charges. 

$442. for support of schools. 
$2,500. for highwa3"s. 
Alonzo King was chosen Constable and Collector and 
it was voted that he be paid two and a half cents on the 
dollar for collecting, he to do the constable business for 
the town gratis. 

It was voted to choose the Town Agent by ballot. 
Samuel H. King was elected. He was authorized to 
settle with the town of Hebron. 

Samuel H. King, Ebenezer Holmes and Giles Record 
were appointed a committee on the Selectmen's accounts. 

Voted that the Selectmen procure a tmnk for the con- 
venient keeping of the Pall ; also a desk and trunk for 
the Town Clerk's office. 

The pauper auctioned last year at 80 cents per week, was 
at this meeting struck off to Isaac Washburn, at $1.36 per 
week, with same conditions. 

Town meeting September loth, Samuel H. King, Mod- 
erator, John J. Perry was chosen Clerk pro tem. 

Samuel Crockett, Alonzo King and Joseph Mixer were 
appointed a committee to receive proposals for building a 
road from David Webber's, by Timothy Jordan Jr.'s to the 



48 Annals of Oxford 

Otisfield line. It was voted to raise $500, to make the road 
and Samuel Crockett was appointed agent to superintend 
the building of it. 

Cyrus Shaw, Samuel H. King and Jacob Tewksbury 
were chosen a committee to examine the bills in the Col- 
lector's hands and see whose taxes ought to be abated. 

Benjamin Whitehouse, Samuel Robinson, Caleb Wood- 
ward, William Faunce and Cyrus Shaw wtre chosen a 
committee to divide the time, to be occupied for divine serv- 
ice in the new meeting-house, between the several denomi- 
nations of Christians in town. 

It was voted that the Selectmen, Treasurer and Clerk 
give licenses to innholders and retailers, to sell spirituous 
liquors to be drank on the premises. 

At the election of state officers, Sept. lOth, one hundred 
and eighty-four votes were cast for Governor. 

Samuel E. Smith (dem.) had 127 

Daniel Goodenow (whig) had 57 

At the Presidential election, November 5th, each party 
cast two more votes. 

Town meeting Oct. ist, Alonzo King, Moderator. 
Zebedee Cushman and Winthrop B. Norton were author- 
ized to make such repairs on Jamb bridge as are necessary. 
The road laid out for the accommodation of Wm. Ward- 
well was accepted according to the Selectmen's minutes. 

The arrangement with Mr. PeiT}^ for keeping the Pound 
was continued. 

Voted to raise $350. for necessary purposes. 

Town meeting Nov. 5th, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 
Upon the recommendation of the committee, it was voted 
that the different denominations of Christians shall occupy 
the meeting-house as follows: — The Congregationalist 
the first Sunday of each month, the Baptist the second, the 
Universalist the third, the Methodist the fourth, and when 
there are five Sundays, the fifth shall be for any denomi- 
nation who shall give seasonable notice thereof by posting 
the same on the meeting-house door. 

X833 

Town meeting March 4th, 1833. Samuel H. King was 
chosen Moderator and Dan Perry, Town Clerk. 



Annals of Oxford. 49 

Alonzo King, Henry Holbrook and Benajah Pratt Jr. 
were chosen Selectmen. 

Dan Perry was chosen Treasurer. 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Town Agent, by ballot. 
Giles Shurtleff, Jairus S. Keith and Alonzo King were 
chosen Superintending School Committee. 

Voted that the barn of Benjamin F. Perry be a Pound 
and he the keeper. 

Voted $400. for town charges and support of poor. 
$440.40 for support of schools. 
$2000. for highways. 
The collection of taxes was struck off to George F. Truet 
at two and a half cents. 

Alonzo King was chosen Constable. 
Voted to choose an additional Constable ; George F. Truet 
was elected and it was then voted that the collection of 
taxes be transferred to Alonzo King. 

Winthrop B. Norton, Samuel H. King and Nathan Wright 
were chosen to examine the accounts of the Selectmen. 

Town meeting May 25th, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 

It was voted that Luther Carman, Samuel H. King and 
Zebedee Cushman make an examination of Jamb bridge 
and if they conclude it necessary to rebuild, to receive pro- 
posals for rebuilding. 

Voted to accept the report of the Selectmen and locate a 
road for the benefit of Joshua Lunt and Wm. E. Brooks. 

Voted to allow the accounts of Benajah Pratt & Co., 
George Robinson, Benjamin Whitehouse and Benjamin 
Richards, which had been rejected by the committee on 
accounts. 

Town meeting May 27th, Jairus S. Keith, was chosen 
Moderator and Giles Shurtleff, Clerk pro tern. 

The Town Agent was directed to confer with the propri- 
etors of the land through which William Oliver and others 
wish to pass and ascertain the expense of a road. 

At the election of state officers, Sept. 9th, one hundred 
and ninety votes were cast for Governor. 

Robert P. Dunlap (dem.) 114 

Samuel E. Smith (dis. dem.) 24 

Daniel Goodenow (whig) 52 

New elements appear in this election, the '«Anti Ma- 
sons" had a candidate for Governor, but he received no 



50 Annals of Oxford 

vote in this town. The state convention of the dominent 
party was inharmonious, resuhing in tne renomination of 
Governor Smith by the dissenters, and in this town four 
meetings were required to elect Mr. Perry, the nominee of 
the party, to be Representative in the Legislature. The re- 
cord of the ballotings is as follows ; 

September 9th 

Dan Perry had iii 

John Caldwell had 25 

Jacob Tewksbury had 50 
September 13th, 

Dan Perry had 75 

Alonzo King had 50 

Jacob Tewksbury had 37 
October 21st, 

Dan Perry had 83 

Samuel H. King had 28 

Jacob Tewksbury had 21 

Alonzo King had 9 

Robert Hilborn Jr. had 5 
November nth, 

Dan Perry had 102 

John Caldwell had 38 

Samuel H. King had 3 

Jacob Tewksbury had 2 

R. Rich and A. Gammon had three each. J. Lee and 
Robert Hilborn Jr. had one each. 

Town meeting Sept. 9th Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 

Voted to accept the report of the Selectmen, locating a 
road from the county road to the river bridge. This road 
had been debated at previous meetings and had been al- 
ready built by Col. Samuel H. King across his land, from 
near his dwelling-house on the county road, to the bridge 
west front of the residence of Capt. Caleb Woodward, being 
the road now known as King Street. 

Voted to raise a committee to build a bridge where or near 
the Jamb bridge now is, in such place and manner as they 
think best. Luther Carman, Winthrop B. Norton, Samuel 
H. King, Nathan Wright and Giles Shurtleff were appoint- 
ed as that committee. Mr. King was, at his request, ex- 
cused and John Gardner Jr. was chosen in his place. 

Town meeting Sept. 30th, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 
Voted to set off John Thurston to school district No. 5. 



Annals of Oxford. 51 

Voted that school district No. 9 in this town be a body 
corporate, with district No. 7 of Hebron and certain inhab- 
itants of Minot, if they see proper to join. 

It was voted that the Burns's and Rich's be set off from 
district No. 3 and compose a school district, and that John 
Burns be the Agent. 

William Yeats was chosen Agent for district No. 10. 
Voted to accept the report of the Selectmen laying out a 
road from Jamb bridge, or where the bridge is to be built, 
to the old county road. 

1834 

Town meeting March 3d, 1834, J aims S. Keith 
was chosen Moderator and Dan Perry, Town Clerk ; he 
being absent, John J. Perry was chosen Clerk pro tem. 

Alonzo King, Benjamin Whitehouse and Edward Par- 
sons were chosen Selectmen. 

Voted that the Selectmen, Treasurer and Clerk license 
proper persons to sell ardent spirits. 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Town Agent, by ballot. 
Benjamin F. Perry was chosen Pound Keeper ; the Se- 
lectmen to provide a suitable place for a Pound. 
Dan Perry was chosen Treasurer. 

Voted to raise $800. for town charges. 

$440.40 for support of schools. 
$1500. for highways. 
Giles Shurtleff, Henry R. Webber and Alonzo King 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 

The collection of taxes was vendued to Alexander H. 
Mussey, at one cent and nine mills on the dollar. 
Alonzo King was chosen Constable. 
Giles Shurtleff, Samuel Robinson and Winthrop B. 
Norton were chosen to examine the Selectmen's accounts. 

Town meeting August i6th, Jairus S. Keith was chos- 
en Moderator and to fill the vacancy occasioned by the re- 
admittance of the Rev. Mr. Perry to the IMethodist Confer- 
ence, John Lee was chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer 
for the unexpired term. 

At the election of state officers, September 8th, two 
hundred and twenty-two votes were cast for Governor. 
Robert P. Dunlap had 157 

Peleg Sprague had 65 



52 Aimals of Ozford 



1835 

Town meeting March 30th, 1835, Jacob Tewksbury 
was chosen Moderator and John Lee was chosen Town 
Clerk and Treasurer. 

Jairus S. Keith, Benjamin Richards and Ebenezer R. 
Holmes were chosen Selectmen. 

Jairus S. Keith, Henry R. Webber and John J. Perry 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Jairus S. Keith Town Agent. 

The barn of Benjamin F. Perry was named for a Pound 
and he the keeper. 

Voted to raise $500. for town charges. 

$441. for support of schools. 
$1500. for highways. 
The collection of taxes was sti-uck off to John J. Perry at 
two cents on the dollar; he was chosen Constable. 
The list of Jurors as revised was accepted. 
Samuel H. King's report of the settlement made with the 
town of Hebron was accepted and ordered placed on file in 
the clerk's office. 

Town meeting May 25th, Ebenezer R. Holmes was 
chosen Moderator. 

It was voted that Jairus S. Keith be an agent to help ex- 
plore a route for a railroad from Windham or Gray as far 
as the Great Androscoggin River near Rumford ; it was 
further voted that the agent be allowed one dollar a day for 
his services. 

The article in the warrant called for action upon a propos- 
ed railroad from Portland to Quebec. 

Voted to raise two hundred dollars to pay the expense of 
the agent and other town charges. 

At the election of state officers, September 14th, one 

hundred and eighty-three votes were cast for Governor. 

Robert P. Dunlap (dem.) had 130 

William King (whig) had 53 
For Representative to the Legislature. 

John Lee had 117 

Samuel H„ King had 55 

William S. Allen had 7 

Benjamin Richards had 5 

Jairus S. Keith had I 



Annals of Oxford. 63 



1836 

Town meeting March 14th, 1836 Samuel H. King, 
Moderator. 

John Lee was chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer; he 
being absent, Caleb Woodward was chosen Clerk pro tem. 
Ebenezer R. Holmes, Benjamin Richards and Samuel 
S. Allen were chosen Selectmen. 

Giles Shurtleff, John J. Perry and Alonzo King were 
chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Samuel H. King, Town Agent. 
John J. Perry, Collector of Taxes and Constable. 
The arrangements for a Pound same as last year. 
Voted to set up the support of paupers at auction. 
Voted to raise $650. for town charges. 

$441. for support of schools. 
$1800. for highways. 

April 24th, the limits of the Infantry Company of Oxford 
were defined by the Selectmen to include the whole town. 

Town meeting May 7th, John Caldwell, Moderator. 
The collection of taxes was auctioned to Henry R. Web- 
ber at two cents on the dollar and he was chosen Consta- 
ble, (probably Mr. Perry declined to serve.) 

At the election of state officers, September 12th, one 
hundred and fifty-three votes were cast for Governor. 
Robert P. Dunlap (dem.) had 112 

Edward Kent (whig) had 41 

At a meeting held on the same date, Ebenezer R. 
Holmes was chosen Moderator. 

Samuel Crockett, Benjamin Whitehouse and Luther 
Carman were appointed a committee to contract with some 
person to repair the bridge at Craigies Mills and that the 
Treasurer hire money to defray the expense. 

Voted to lay out a road beginning on the town line, be- 
tween Otisfield and Oxford, as near the shore of Thompson 
pond as convenient. And when the new road shall have 
been made and opened, the road over Greeley Hill shall 
be discontinued. 

At the Presidential election, November 7th, the dem- 
ocrats cast 92 votes and the whigs 21 votes. 



54 Annals of Oxford 

1837 

Town meeting March 13th, 1837, Samuel H. King 
was chosen Moderator and John J. Perry was chosen Town 
Clerk and Treasurer. 

Benjamin Richards, John Lee and George Robinson 
were chosen Selectmen. 

Ariel P. Chute, Giles Shurtleff and Henry R. Webber 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Samuel H. King, Town Agent. 
Same arrangements for a Pound as last year. 
Voted to raise $1500. for town charges. 

$440. for support of schools. 
$2500. for highways. 
The collection of taxes was auctioned to Henry R. Web- 
ber at two cents on the dollar and he was chosen Constable. 
Voted to leave the care of the poor with the Selectmen. 
Jacob Tewksbury, Henry Holbrook and Henry R. Web- 
ber were appointed to settle with Alonzo King and make 
abatements on the unpaid bills for the tax of 1835. 

Under the existing tariff laws and from the sale of public 
lands there had accumulated in the Treasury of the United 
States a surplus of public money in excess of the require- 
ments of the national government ; Congress therefore, by 
an Act passed June 23d, 1836, voted that the money that 
should be in the Treasury on the first day of January 1837, 
reserving five millions of dollars, should be deposited with 
such of the several States, in proportion to their representa- 
tion in Congress, as should consent to receive the same, 
pledging the faith of the State for its safe keeping and the 
payment thereof, whenever the same shall be required. 

The State of Maine accepted the conditions March 8th, 
1837 and authorized its distribution to cities, towns and or- 
ganized plantations, with the right to use for the same pur- 
poses as moneys accruing from taxation ; also to loan the 
same in such manner as they deem expedient, on receipt of 
safe and ample security therefor. 

In consequence of the proceedings above mentioned, a 
town meeting was held on the third day of April and John 
Lee was chosen Moderator. 

It was voted that the town receive its proportion of the 
public money distributed by Act of Congress, and that John 
Lee be agent for the town, to receive and receipt for the 



Annals of Oxford. 56 

same. It was also voted that Giles Shurtleff, Samuel 
Crockett and Henry Holbrook be authorized to loan this 
''Surplus", in sums of not exceeding one hundred, nor less 
than twenty-five dollars to one person, for one year, inter- 
est at six per cent, payable in advance. At a meeting three 
months later the town voted to distribute the third and fourth 
installment of the "Surplus Revenue" coming to the town, 
giving to each person their proportion, according to the 
census now being taken. John Lee was appointed to dis- 
tribute the money. 

Town meeting July loth, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 

The proposition of John H. Welch to give the land on 
which to make the road for the accommodation of Moses 
Gammon and William W. Oliver, if the town will make 
the fences, or he will give the land and build the fences for 
$175.00, was received and the Selectmen were authorized 
to accept the offer most advantageous to the town. 

Voted to accept the report of the committee appointed to 
settle with Alonzo King, and that their powers be extended 
to settle all the financial concerns of the town. 

At the election of state officers September nth, two hun- 
dred votes were cast for Governor. 

Gorham Parks (dem.) had 141 

Edward Kent (whig) had 5p 

For Representative to the Legislature. 

John Lee had 106 

William S. Allen had 53 

John J. Perry had 30 

Henry R. Webber had 3, John Caldwell had 2 and 
Samuel Crockett, Ebenezer R. Holmes. Timothy Jordan 
Jr. and Robert Hilborn Jr. had i each. 

Second trial, October 2d. (Allen elected.) 

John Lee had 106 

William S. Allen had 68 

John J. Perry had 35 

Henry Holbrook had i 

Town meeting November nth, Jairus S. Keith, Mod- 
erator. Adjourned to the tavern-house of Robert Pike. 
Voted to raise $1800. to pay the debts of the town. 

Samuel Crockett, John Gardner Jr. and Benjamin 
Whitehouse were appointed a committee to superintend the 
the finishing of Pike's bridge. 



66 Annals of Oxford 



1838 

Town meeting March 5th, 1838, Jairus S. Keith 
was chosen Moderator and John Lee Town Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Benjamin Richards, Isaac A. Thayer and Henry C. Dean 
were chosen Selectmen. 

Jainis S. Keith, John J. Perry and Ebenezer R. Holmes 
were chosen Superintending Schocl Committee. 

Jairus S. Keith, Town Agent. 

Voted that Joseph Wilson's stable be a Pound and he the 
keeper. 

Voted to raise $2000. to defray town charges and make 
or keep in repair bridges. 

$441.40 for support of schools. 
$2000. for highways. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Seth H. Faunce 
at one cent and six mills on the dollar and he was chosen 
Constable. 

Voted not to join with Norway and Paris in the purchase 
of a farm for the poor. 

Town meeting April 30th, John J. Perry. Moderator. 
John Lee and Henry R. Webber were appointed a com- 
mittee to collect and distribute the first and second install- 
ment of the '< Surplus Revenue" ; one half before the first of 
June, the remainder before the first of September, assum- 
ing that all notes will be paid ; they will divide the receipts 
among those entitled to receive the same, first paying all 
the expenses therefrom. The report of the Treasurer of the 
State shows, on account of the "Surplus", two payments to 
the town of Oxford on the 12th day of April 1837 o^ $747- 
48 each and on the nth day of July, following, one pay- 
ment of $453.04, making a total of $2248.00. 

Nathan Wright, Samuel H. King and Ebenezer R. 
Holmes were appointed a committee on the accounts of 1837, 
and the Selectmen of 1837, the committee on all others. 

William W. Oliver was set off from school district No. 3 
to district No. 4, and Seth Keen from No. 2 to No. i. 

Same date a Representative to Congress was elected to 
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Timothy J. Carter. 
Virgil D. Parris had 145 

Zadok Long had 66 



Annals of Oxford. 57 

At the election of state officers September loth, two 
hundred and fifty-six votes were cast for Governor. 

John Fairfield (dem.) had i68 

Edward Kent (whig) had 88 

Same day a meeting was held, Leonard Caldwell was 
chosen Moderator. The report of the Selectmen, laying 
out a road commencing at the road leading by the house of 
Ichabod M. Thomas to Hebron, for the accommodation of 
Leonard Donham, was accepted and thirty dollars damage 
was awarded, half to Thomas Donham Jr. the balance to 
Benjamin Donham. 

John Gardner Jr., Samutl Crockett and Dennis Hayes 
were appointed a committee to examine the bridge over the 
Little Androscoggin river, near Woodward's mill, and as- 
certain whether it will be best to repair the old or build a 
new bridge. Adjourned to the iSth instant. 
Adjourned menting, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 
Voted to build a new bridge over the Little Androscoggin 
river near Woodward's mill, at or near the place where the 
old one now stands, on the same plan as the one near Josh- 
ua Merrills. It was voted that the bridge be completed 
within thirteen months from this date, and Samuel Crock- 
ett, John Gardner Jr. and Jairus S. Keith were appointed 
to superintend the construction. 

X839 

Town meeting March nth, 1839, Jairus S. Keith was 
chosen Moderator and John J. Perry, Town Clerk and T'r. 
Isaac A. Thayer, Samuel Crockett and Thomas R. Car- 
mon were elected Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor. 
Jairus S. Keith, Town Agent. 
The arrangements for a Pound, same as last year. 
Voted to raise $441.40 for support of schools. 
$1500, for highwa3^s. 
$1600. for town charges and bridges. 
The collection of taxes was auctioned to William Ward- 
well at one cent on the dollar, he was chosen Constable. 

Voted that each school district choose their own agent 
and that each district call a meeting forthwith and return 
the name of their agent to the Town Clerk before April i8th. 
Jacob T. Washburn was set off from district No. 7 to dis- 
trict No. 2, and Sullivan Fuller from No. 10 to No. 2. 



68 Annals of Oxford 

Benjamin Richards, Ebenezer R. Holmes and John 
Caldwell were chosen Auditors to audit the accounts of the 
town. 

The doings of the Selectmen in furnishing transportation 
and supplies to the Oxford soldiers who had been drafted 
into the service of the State, by order of the Governor, was 
approved, and it was voted that the pay of those who are 
drafted and called into actual service, from this town, shall 
be made up to fifteen dollars per month, providing they do 
not receive that amount from the State. 

The whole community were at this time greatly excited ; 
the treaty of Ghent provided for a settlement of the bound- 
ary between the United States and Canada, but a section of 
the line between Maine and New Brunswick was not made 
sufficiently clear to prevent contention. A large and valua- 
ble tract of land was claimed by both parties, and the 
"North Eastern Boundary", so called, after having been a 
subject of voluminous correspondence, now developed into 
The Aroostook War. 
In 1837 the enumerator sent to take the census ordered 
by the State, was arrested, yet nothing serious came of it; 
but in the winter of 1838-9, when the Land Agent reported 
that a large number of lumbermen from New Bmnswick 
were operating in the Aroostook valley, the Sheriff of Pen- 
obscot county was ordered to dislodge them. With a posse 
of about 200 men he proceeded to the camps, where he 
found that his coming had been anticipated and that the 
trespassers had retired to Woodstock, armed themselves and 
made prisoners of the Land Agent and some others. Sher- 
iff Strickland, seeing that bloodshed was imminent, made 
post-haste to the Capitol for counsel. Upon this information 
the Governor immediately issued the famous proclamation 
"Our State is Invaded", ordering a detail of 10,000 mili- 
tia to repel the invaders, and the Legislature promptly in- 
dorsed his action with an appropriation of $800,000. for the 
defence of the State. A messenger was dispatched to Wash- 
ington and Congress, then in session, authorized the Presi- 
dent to call for 50,000 volunteers and appropriated $10,000, 
000. to pay the expenses. Gen. Winfield Scott, with his 
Staff arrived in Augusta on the 6th day of March and open- 
ed communication with Gov. Harvey of New Brunswick, 
a compromise was effected which resulted in the final set- 
tlement of the boundary by the treaty negotiated by Daniel 



Annals of Oxford. 59 

"Webster, then Secretary of State, with Lord Ashburton in 
1842. 

The whigs treated the whole proceedings with levity, 
they ridiculed the Governor as the promoter of "the blood- 
less war" but failed to reduce his majority in the next elec- 
tion. Tame as was the result, aud unjust as was the settle- 
ment to Maine, it showed that the Executive and the people 
were vigilant and earnest, and gave Gov. John Fairfield a 
stronger hold than ever on the affections of his party. 

The militia of the town at this time, were enrolled in two 
companies, attached to the First Reg't, First Brig., and 
Sixth Division. 

Company A, Infantry, was officered by William F. 
Welch, Captain, Samuel Chadbourne, Lieutenant and 
John S. French, Ensign. 

Company B, Light Infantr}^, (uniformed) was officered 
by Luther Carman, Captain, John J. Perry, Lieutenant 
and John G. Burns, Ensign. 

The draft was made by lot on the 26th day of February, 
and the conscripts were notified to appear at Augusta on 
Wednesday the 6th day of March. The rolls on file in the 
archives of the State have names of those from Oxford, as 

follows : 

Brooks, Charles P. Linnell, Luther 

Brooks, William E. Lord, Nathaniel 

Cates, David Perkins, Harrison G. (Serg.) 

Chaplin, James W. Perkins, William M. 

Courser, Benjamin Pratt, Alanson S. 

Crockett, Solomon Rawson, Solon 

Crooker, Jonathan Rich, John 

Dean, Cyrus Rich, Reuben Jr. 

Emery, Joseph F. Richards, Jonathan 

Faunce, Seth H. Russell, Joseph 

French, Joseph (Serg.) Sampson, Nathaniel (Corp.) 

Fuller, Charles P. Smith, George M. 

Gammon, New^ell Tarbox, Hanson 

Hanson, Wm. P. (Serg.) Taylor, Nathaniel 

Hawkins, John Thayer, Abner 

Hayes, Sidney Thayer, Ebeaezer 

Hill, Benjamin Woodward, Henry A. 

Keene, Simeon Worke, Amos 

Libby, Thomas Yeaton, Daniel B. 

Knight, Thaddeus R. (Corp.) 



60 Annals of Oxford 

The troops were recalled and disbanded April 20th ; 
the Treasurer of State paid the town's expenses March 16, 
1840, as follows: — subsistance $3., transportation and 
forage $26., camp equipage and utensils $5.60, blankets 
$9., contingent $28.65, interest $3.60, total $75.85, and 
subsequently the National Government appropriated to the 
State $200,000. reimbursment of expenses. 

Adjourned meeting April ist, Thomas R. Carman was 
chosen Moderator pro tern. 

Ebenezer R. Holmes was excused from serving on the 
School Committee and John J. Perry was chosen. 

The Treasurer was authorized to borrow $500. for one 

year, interest at six per cent. It was also voted to raise 

$200. in addition to the sum already voted for town charges. 

The Collctor was authorized to receive wheat and corn 

certificates for taxes. 

Town meeting April 27th, Seth H. Faunce, Moderator. 

Voted to set off Hanson Tarbox from school district No. 
7 to district No. 2 and to divide No. 2 by setting off the in- 
habitants on the Cross road, so called, together with David 
Staples, Joshua Keene, Simon Keene, Jonathan Crooker 
and Daniel Whitney into a district by themselves. 

Voted that Samuel and William S. Allen be set off from 
district No. 3 to district No. 4. 

At the election of state officers, September 9th, two 
hundred and forty-eight votes were cast for Governor. 
John Fairfield (dem.) had 179 

Edward Kent (whig) had 69 

For Representative to the Legislature. 

John J. Perry had 143 

William S. Allen had 61 

Benjamin Richards had 31 

Samuel Crockett had 3 

Samuel Chadbourne, Otis F. Mixer, John Lee, Henry 
Holbrook and Isaac A. Thayer had i each. 

Town meeting Sept. 28th, John Caldwell, Moderator. 

The Treasurer was authorized to hire money to pay the 
expenses of repairing Jamb bridge, and John Gardner Jr. 
was appointed to superintend the repairing of.it. 

Voted that William Gammon be paid forty dollars, in 
full compensation for damage locating the road for the ac- 
commodation of William W. Oliver. 



Annals of Oxford. 61 

It was voted that Samuel Crockett, George Robinson 
and John Gardner Jr. be a committee to receive proposals 
for the purchase of a farm for the poor. 

1840 

Town meeting March 2d, 1840, Jairus S. Keith was 
chosen Moderator and John J. Perry, Town Clerk; he 
being absent, Seth H. Faunce was chosen Clerk pro tern. 

Daniel Smith was elected Treasurer but he declined and 
Chandler Record was chosen. 

Isaac A. Thayer, William Thomas and John Lee were 
chosen Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor. 

Isaac Carlton, Henry R. Webber, Jacob M. Tewksbury 
and Benjamin Richards were chosen School Committee. 

The arrangements with Joseph Wilson to keep a Pound 
were continued. 

Voted to raise $1500. for highwa3^s. 
$100. to repair bridges. 
$441.40 for support of schools. 
$900. for town charges and the support of 
the poor. 

It was voted not to purchase a farm for the poor, but that 
the Overseers, at some future da,y sell the poor at auction 
to the lowest bidder who will give bonds for the faithful 
performance of his agreement. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Samuel Chad- 
bourne at one cent on the dollar, and he was chosen Con- 
stable. 

Voted to set off Samuel Allen, William S. Allen and the 
heirs of Christopher Allen from school district No. 3 to 
district No. 4. Also to set off Alfred Hood and Alfred H. 
Hood from district No. 6 to district No. 7. 

The report of the Selectmen locating a road from Welch- 
ville to the line of Minot, was accepted. 

It was voted to keep the clothing, belonging to the town, 
on hand until the next campaign, in case it shall come in 
any kind of season. 

Ebenezer R. Holmes, Abraham Dean and John Caldwell 
were appointed to audit the accounts of the Selectmen. 

Town meeting April 27th, Sullivan Fuller, Moderator. 
The collection of taxes was auctioned to William 
Wardwell at two cents on the dollar, and he was chosen 
Constable. 



Q2 Annals of Oxford 

At the election of state officers September 14th, two hun- 
dred and forty-nine votes were cast for Governor. 

John Fairfield (dem.) had 166 

Edward Kent (whig) had 83 

Three trials were required to reelect Mr. Parris to Con- 
gress and five trials to make a choice of a member of the 
Legislature, Hebron having the nomination. 
Town meeting Sept. 14th, Leonard Caldwell, Moderator. 
It was voted that John Caldwell, Samuel Crockett and 
Thomas Cary make an examination of the bridge near 
Zachary Cary's. 

Voted that the stable of Joshua Keen be a Pound and he 
the keeper. 

Town meeting Oct. 5th, Samuel Crockett, Moderator. 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Clerk pro tem. 

Samuel Crockett, Jaims S. Keith and Lsaac A. Thayer 
were appointed to consider the expediency of discontinuing 
the road leading to Jamb bridge. 

For Presidential Electors, the Democrats polled, Nov. 2d 
168 votes and the Whigs 91. 

At this meeting the committee appointed Oct. 5th, report- 
ed that they had petitioned the County Commissioners to 
discontinue the road to Jamb bridge, and a hearing would 
be advertised. 

There were resident in this town, June i, 1840, Rev- 
olutionary Pensioners as follows: — Samuel Brown ^72, 
Sarah, wid. of Zebedee Cushman M 73, she lived with 
Bartlett H. Cushman. William Chipman ^ 77, John Gard- 
ner JE 79, Nathan Nelson JE 80, Sarah, wid. of Jo- 
seph Perkins, ^77, she lived with Luther Perkins. 
Polly, wid. of James Soule ^71, she lived with Lathrop 
L. Soule. 

184X 

Town meeting March ist, 1841, Leonard Caldwell was 
chosen Moderator and Seth H. Faunce, Town Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Isaac A. Thayer, William Thomas and John Lee Avere 
chosen Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor. 

John J. Perry, Jairus S. Keith and Thomas R. Carman 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 



Annals of Oxford. 63 

Seth H. Faunce was chosen Town Agent. 
Voted that the barn of David Staples be a Pound and 
he the keeper. 

Voted that the school districts choose their own agents. 
Voted to raise $500. for support of schools. 

$900. for town expenses and the poor. 
$2,000. for the repairs of highways and 
bridges, to be paid in labor. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Elon Chad- 
bourne at one cent and eight mills on the dollar ; he was 
subsequently excused and George Robinson was chosen 
and elected Constable. Samuel Chadbourne and Robert 
Hilborn Jr. were also elected Constables. 

Voted to leave the poor in the hands of the Selectmen, 
to dispose of them by auction or not as they see fit. 

Reuben Varrell was given leave to draw his proportion 
of the school money and expend it in Minot. 

At the September election, two hundred and forty-three 
votes were cast for Governor. 

John Fairfield (dem.) had 164 

Edward Kent (whig) had 77 

Jeremiah Curtis (Hberty) had 2 

Town meeting October 2d, Jairus S. Keith, Moderator. 
Voted to raise $500. to make the road from Welchville 
to Bog Falls. It was also voted that $250. be raised to re- 
pair the Wardwell road and the Rich bridge. 

1842 

Town meeting March 17th, 1842, John J, Perry was 
chosen Moderator and Seth H. Faunce, Town Clerk. 

Daniel Smith was elected Town Treasurer and Henry 
Hawkins, Town Agent. 

John J. Perry, Samuel Crockett and Joseph Wilson 
were chosen Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor. 

John J. Perry, Isaac Carleton and Henry R. Webber 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 

Voted to choose School Agents in town meeting. 
Voted to raise $2,000. for highways. 

$500. for support of schools. 
$700. for the support of the poor. 
$800. for town expenses. 
The collection of taxes was assigned to Henry R. Web- 



64 Annals of Oxford 

ber at three cents on the dollar, and he was chosen Const. 

Nathan Wright was given leave to draw his portion of 
the school money to expend in Paris. 

Town meeting March 24th, Benajah Pratt, Moderator. 

William F. Welch, George Robinson and Leonard 

Brown were appointed a committee to petition the P. M. 

General to establish another Post Office in this town, also to 

select a suitable person for Post Master. 

Town meeting March 28th, John J. Perr}^ Moderator. 

Voted that the Selectmen be empowered to buy a farm on 
which to support the poor, and that they shall not pay more 
than two thousand dollars for it. (The town farm was pur- 
chased of Samuel H. King, and was primarily the home- 
stead of Daniel Bullen.) 

Voted to raise $200. in addition to the sum already raised 
for the support of the poor. It was further voted that the 
Selectmen hire a suitable man and woman to oversee the 
Poor-farm, and they shall refuse assistance to all paupers 
not on the farm, one person only was excepted. 

At the election of state officers Septemder 12th, two 
hundred and two votes were cast for Governor. 

John Fairfield (dem.) had 149 

Edward Robinson (whig) had 53 

For Representative to the Legislature, 

John J. Perry had 130 

Henry Hawkins had 52 

Benjamin Richards had 15 

Isaac Thayer and Joseph Wilson had i each. 

X843 

Town meeting March 27th, 1843, Samuel H. King was 
chosen Moderator, but v/as at his request excused, and 
Jairus S. Keith was elected. 

Seth H. Faunce was chosen Town Clerk and Sebastian 
S. Smith, Town Treasurer. 

John J. Perry, Isaac A. Thayer and Toseoh Wilson 
were chosen Selectmen. 

Isaac Carlton, William Brown and Timothy Bailey 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 

Henry Hav/kins was chosen Town Agent, and he 
was appointed agent on the Bog Falls road. 

Voted that Charles Chitman have permission to draw 



Annals of Ozford. 65 

his school money from district No. 9 and expend it in No. 7. 
Voted to raise $2,400. for highways. 
$800. for town charges. 
$600. for the support of the poor. 
$500. for the support of schools. 
$400. for the Bog Falls road. 
The stable of Joseph Wilson was accepted for a Pound 
and he appointed the keeper. 

Meeting adjourned to Friday the 31st instant, at which 
time the Moderator being absent, Benjamin Richards was 
chosen pro tern. 
The collection of taxes was auctioned to Elon Chadbourne 
at two cents on the dollar. A difference of opinion regard- 
ing the bond being shown, Mr. Chadbourne declined and 
the meeting adjourned to April 8th, when Henry Hawkins 
was chosen Collector, giving Benjamin Richards, John 
Lee, Samuel Crockett, Henry R. Webber, Samuel H. 
King and Charles Durell, as surities on his bond. 

Town meeting May 13th, Samuel H. King, Moderator. 
Voted to raise $1,000. in addition to the appropriation 
already made for repairs on roads and bridges. 

At the election of state officers September nth, one 
hundred and sixty-eight votes were cast for Governor. 
Hugh J. Anderson (dem.) had 121 

Edward Robinson (whig) had 37 

James Appleton (liberty) had 7 

Edward Kavanagh (dis. dem.) 3 

Town meeting Sept. nth, John J. Perry, Moderator. 
Voted that a special agent be chosen to oppose the discon- 
tinuance of the road, located last December, from Welch- 
ville, east of Pigeon Hill, to Poland, the inhabitants of Po- 
land having, by their agent, David Dunn, petitioned there- 
for. John J. Perry was chosen by ballot. 

It was voted to raise $1,000. to be expended in repairing 
roads and bridges. 

Voted to accept the private way located by the Selectmen 
for the accommodation of Elisha Morton, also the private 
way for Charles Brooks. 

X844 

Town meeting March nth, 1844, made choice of John 
J. Perry for Moderator, and William Brown, Town Clerk. 



66 Annals of Oxford 

Samuel H. King, John Lee, and Ebenezer R. Holmes 
were chosen a committee to audit the accounts of the town. 
John J. Perry, Isaac A. Thayer and Joseph Wilson 
were chosen Selectmen. 

Isaac Carlton, William Brown and Benajah Pratt Jr. 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
William Brown, Town Treasurer. 
Benajah Pratt Jr., Town Agent. 
Same arrangements for a Pound as last year. 
Voted to raise $1,200. for highways. 

$500. for the support of schools. 
$1,200. for town charges and to pay the 
debts of the town. 

The collection of taxes was vendued to William Ward- 
well at one cent and nine mills on the dollar, and he was 
elected Constable. 

At the election of state officers September 9th, two hun- 
dred and thirty-two votes were cast for Governor. 

Hugh J. Anderson (dem.) had 166 

Edward Robinson (whig) had 64 

James Appleton (liberty) had 2 

Town meeting same date, Leonard Caldwell, Moderator. 
Voted that the Treasurer hire not exceeding $500. dol- 
lars for the term of two years, interest not exceeding 6 per 
cent, to defray outstanding bills against the town. 

1845 

Town meeting March 17th, 1845, John J. Perry was 
chosen Moderator, and William Brown, Town Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

John J. Perry, Isaac A. Thayer and Joseph Chaffin 
where chosen Selectmen. 

William Brown, John J. Perry and Benajah Pratt Jr. 
were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Samuel Crockett was chosen Town Agent. 
Voted to raise $500. for the support of schools. 
$1,500. for roads and bridges. 
$1,300. for town charges and the support 
of the poor. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Thomas Abbott 
at one and three quarter cents, but he did not offer a sat- 
isfactory bond, and Seth H. Faunce was chosen Collector 



Annals of Oxford. 67 

and Constable, with an allowance of 2 per ct. for collecting. 
It was voted that the Selectmen, Town Clerk and Treas- 
urer, grant licenses to suitable persons, not exceeding two 
in number, to sell wine, brandy, rum and other strong liq- 
uors in town, they giving bonds according to law. The 
said licensed persons shall not sell to any person, for any 
other purpose than for medicine and mechanical uses, and 
each shall keep a record of the names of all persons to 
whom they sell, with the dates, kinds of liquors and quan- 
tities sold by them respectively ; which record shall be open 
for inspection to any citizen of the town. The said officers 
shall not grant licenses to any other person, or for any other 
purpose than as herein specified, and they are hereby spe- 
cially instructed to prosecute all violations of the "License 
Law", so called, which come to their knowledge, and put 
in suit any bond given as aforesaid, whenever the condition 
thereof shall be broken. 

At the election of state officers September 8th, one hun- 
dred and eighty-two votes were cast for Governor. 

Hugh J. Anderson (dem.) had 145 

Freeman H. Morse (whig) had 33 

Samuel Fessenden (liberty) had 4 

For Representative to the Legislature, 

Isaac A. Thayer had 127 

Joseph Chaffin had 36 

Benjamin Richards had 11 

Samuel Chadbourne had i 

Town meeting same date, John Lee, Moderator. 

Henry Hawkins, Abraham Dean and E. R. Holmes 
were appointed to audit the accounts. 

The Selectmen were authorized to hire men to assist in re- 
pairing the highways if the appropriation prove insufficient. 

X846 

Town meeting March 23d, 1846, John J. Perry was 
chosen Moderator, and William Brown, Town Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

John J. Perry, Joseph Chaffin and Arba Thayer were 
chosen Selectmen. Mr. Thayer declined and Samuel 
Crockett was elected. 

Henry Hawkins, Benajah Pratt Jr. and Cyrus K. Kel- 
ley were chosen Superintending School Committee. 



68 Annals of Oxford 

Voted to raise $500. for the support of schools. 

$2,000. for highways and bridges. 
$1,050. for town charges and the support 
of the poor. 

The stable of Elon Chadbourne was engaged for a Pound 
and he was appointed the keeper. 

It was voted that men employed upon the highways be 
allowed twelve and a half cents per hour, and a like sum 
for each yoke of oxen. The Selectmen were instructed to 
proscecute the Surveyors of Highways for damage, in all 
and every case where the town is liable. 

The Licensing Board were instructed not to license the 
sale of spirituous liquors for any purpose whatever. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Rufus Briggs at 
one and seven eighth per cent, and he was chosen Const. 
Abiel M. Jones was also chosen Constable. 

Town meeting April 17th, John J. Perry, Moderator. 
Abraham Dean, Leonard Caldwell and George Robinson 
were chosen to audit the accounts of the town ofRcf rs. 

At the election of state officers September 14th, one 
one hundred and eighty-four votes were cast for Governor. 
John W. Dana (dem.) had 139 

David Bronson (whig) had 40 

Samuel Fessenden (liberty) had 5 

1847 

Town meeting March 14th, 1847, John Lee was chosen 
Moderator, and William Brown, Town Clerk, 
Daniel Smith was chosen Town Treasurer. 
Samuel Crockett, Benjamin Richards and William 
Thomas were chosen Selectmen. 

John J. Perry was chosen Town Agent. 
Henry R. Webber and George P. Whitney were chosen 
Superintending School Committee. 

Voted to raise $500. for the support of schools. 

$950. for town charges and the poor. 
$3,000. for high and townways, $500. of 
which, to be spent by the Selectmen where they see fit. 

The collection of taxes was auctioned to Chandler Rec- 
ord at one cent and seven mills on the dollar, and he was 
elected Constable. 

It was voted that a discount of four per cent be made on 



Annals of Oxford. 69 

taxes paid before December ist. 

Voted that the barn-yard at the town farm be the Pound, 
and Joseph French be the keeper. 

It was voted that each district choose their School Agent. 
The Selectmen were directed to paint and reqair the 
Centre Meeting-house. 

A Resolve "that the unrestrained sale of intoxicating 
drinks in the town of Oxford is an evil that ought to be re- 
gulated by law" was voted down, by a vote of 54 to 48, but 
the records do not show that the town rescinded its vote of 
1846, not to license, and in 185 1 the town voted to choose 
a committee of three to prosecute all violations of the "Li- 
cense Law". The committee were Dennis Hayes, Jairus 
S. Keith and Orrin Jones, and they were to serve without 
compensation. 

Joseph Chaffin, Abraham Dean and E. R. Holmes were 
chosen to audit the accounts of the town officers. 

At the election of state officers September 13th, one hun- 
dred and ninety votes were cast for Governor. 

John W. Dana (dem.) had 148 

David Bronson (whig) had 35 

Samuel Fessenden (liberty) had 7 

For Representative to the Legislature there was no choice 
at the meeting September 13th, nor at the adjourned meet- 
ing October 4th, but on the third trial, October 25fh, Ben- 
jamin Richards was elected, having 102 votes. The other 
candidates were Isaac A. Thayer, Charles Durell and 
Abial M. Jones. 

Town meeting March 6th, 1848, John J. Perry was 
chosen Moderator, and William Brown, Town Clerk. 

Samuel Crockett, Benjamin Richards and William 
Thomas were chosen Selectmen. 

Rev. C. Stone, Abial M. Jones and Heniy R. Web- 
ber were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Daniel Smith was chosen Town Treasurer. 
Voted to raise $500. for the support of schools. 

$950. for town charges and the poor. 
$1,800. for highways, $200. in money to 
repair the road to Mechanic Falls. 
Joseph Chaffin, Ebenezer R. Holmes and John Lee were 



70 Annals of Oxford 

chosen to audit the accounts of the town officers. 

The collection of taxes was struck off to Seth H. Faunce 
at one cent and eight mills on the dollar, and he was elec- 
ted Collector and Constable. 

Ichabod M. Thomas was chosen Pound Keeper. 

Town meeting May 25th, John J. Perry, Moderator. 
The Town Clerk being absent, H. R. Webber served p. t. 
Voted that the Treasurer borrow a sum not exceeding 
$1,000.00, if it can be obtained at 6 per ct. per annum. 

At the election of state officers September nth, two 
hundred and sixteen votes were cast for Governor. 

John W. Dana (dem.) had 145 

Elijah L. Hamlin (whig) had 32 

Samuel Fessenden (liberty) had 18 

Alfred Thurston (free soil) had 21 

X849 

Town meeting March 5th, 1849, J^^^ J* Pei*ry was 
chosen Moderator, and Dan Perry, Town Clerk. 
Daniel Smith was chosen Town Treasurer. 
Benjamin Richards, Sebastian S. Smith and George P. 
Whitney were chosen Selectmen. 

Henry R. Webber, Abial M. Jones and Nicholas C. 
Dinsmore were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
John J. Perry was chosen Town Agent. 
Voted that the barn at the town farm be the Pound, and 
William Tubbs be the keeper. 

Abraham Dean, J aims S. Keith and William Allen 
were appointed a committee on accounts. 

Voted to raise $600. for the support of schools. 
$2,000. for highways. 
$1,000. to pay debts, support the poor 
and for town charges. 

The collection of taxes was struck off to George P. 
Whitney at one cent and three mills on the dollar, and he 
was chosen Constable. 

Town meeting June 2d, Benajah Pratt Jr., Moderator. 
Voted to raise $1,000. additional to that already raised 
to meet the liabilities of the town. 

At the election of state officers September loth, two hun- 
dred and thirty-three votes were cast for Governor. 



Annals of Oxford. 71 

John Hubbard (dem.) had 150 

Elijah L. Hamlin (whig) had 41 

George F. Talbot (free soil) had 41 

Micah J. Talbot had I 
For Representative to the Legislature, 

Ebenezer R. Holmes had I2I 

Samuel Crockett had 43 

Leonard Caldwell had 38 

William K. Staples had I 

1850 

Town meeting March 4th, 1850, John J. Perry was 
chosen Moderator, and Dan Peny, Town Clerk, and 

Treasurer. 

Sebastian S. Smith, George P. Whitney and Charles 
Durell were chosen Selectmen. 

Edwin Ma3^berr}^, Nicholas C. Dinsmore and Jairus 
S. Keith were chosen Superintending School Committee. 
Ebenezer R. Holmes was chosen Town Agent. 
William Tubbs was continued in charge of the Pound. 
Voted to raise $600. for the support of the schools. 
$1,600. for highways. 
$800. for debts, town charges and the 
support of the poor. 

It was voted that all persons who prefer to pay their 
highway tax in money, instead of work as usual, may have 
a discount of fifty per cent if they pay the Treasurer before 
the tenth day of June next. 

The collection of taxes was struck off to Seth H. Faunce 
at two cents and seven mills ; he being the lowest bidder 
was chosen Collector and Constable. 

Voted that the Selectmen cause a part of the land be- 
longing to the town, back of the Centre Meeting-house, to 
be fenced and prepared for a burying-ground. 

At the election of state officers September 9th, one hun- 
dred and eighty-one votes were cast for Governor. 

John Hubbard (dem.) had 134 

William G. Crosby (whig) had 33 

George F. Talbot (free soil) had 13 
Lot Morrill had Z 



72 



Anna.1fl of Oxford 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

^ejool Agents* 



Abbott, Thomas *43 
Bartlett, Ezra ,29 *35-6 '38 

Brown, Cyrus '44 *5o 
Bums, John Jr. '35-6 
Caldwell, John '34 ^38 
Cary, Thomas ^38 
Carman, Luther '35 
ChafRn, Joseph '47 '49 
Crockett, Samuel '30 '32 

*34 '37 '43 
Crocker- Seth '50 
Dean, Abraham <49 
Dean, Jacob '45 
Downing, Amos '35 
Durell, Charles ^43 
Dudley, Gilbert '50 
Faunce, Seth H. ^42 '47 
Fogg» John W. '33 
Gardner, John Jr. '24 '44 
Haskell, Joel '45 
Hayes Dennis '36 
Hilborn, Robert Jr. '2936-7 
Hilborn, Robert 2d '31 '34 
Holbrook, Henry '31 '34 
Holmes, Ebenezer R. '45 '49 
Hood, Alfred '31-2 ^36 
Keith, Jairus S. '44 
Kelley, Cyrus '46 
King, Samuel H. '32 
Littlefield, Samuel '32 ,36 
Maddox, Henry '45-6 
Marshall, John '29 <30-8 
Mixer, Joseph '31 '33 
More, Elisha '29 
Oliver, William W. '45 
Perkins, Lewis '43 
Perry, Benjamin F. '31 '37 
Perry, Dan <3i *33 



Allen, William S. ^42 %6 
Brown, Jacob D. 1834 
Bums, John '48-9 
Bryant, Alanson '44 '47 
Burns, Nathaniel E. *45 '50 
Caldwell, Leonard '36 '50 
Cary, Zachary '43 
Chadbourne, Elon '33 '35 '44 
Coy, Nathan '46 
Crooker, Daniel '38 
Crocker Jonathan '44 
Cushman, Zebedee '29 
Dean, Henry C. '29 '30 '33 

'35 '38 *42 *44 '47 
Dunn, James Jr. '38 '43 
Dudley, Daniel '32 '48 
Faunce, John H. '45 '48 *5o 
Faunce, William '31 
Fuller, Sullivan '42 
Hackett, Daniel '42 '47-8 
Hawke, Russell '46 '49 
Hayes Edmund '33 '45 
Hayes, Richard '42 
Holbrook, Seth T. ,50 
Holmes, Ebenezer '30 '32 
Holmes, John S. '48 
Keen, Seth '36 
Keen, Simon '43 '47 
King, Alonzo '30 
Lee, John *42 '49 
Lunt, Joshua ^48 
Merrill, Joshua '30 
Merrill, Mayhew C. '49 
Mixer, Otis F. '38 
Mussey, Alexander H. '35 '47 
Perkins, Harrison G. '37 

*46 *49 
Perkins, Luther '35 
Pratt, Benajah Jr. «46 



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73 



Prince, William *30 
Record, Chandler '37 ^46 
Rich, Jeremiah '44 
Rich, Reuben 2d *47 
Richards, John '29 
Robinson, George '30 '38 '44 
Sampson, Nathaniel '44 
Smith, Daniel '31 '35 
Staples, Andrew '32 '34 '42 
Taylor, Nathaniel '42-3 
Thayer, Abner '48 
Thomas, Ichabod M. '42 

'44 '46 '48 
Thomas, WilHam '30 '32 

Washburn, Isaac '42-3 
Webber, Samuel '50 
Whitehouse, Benjamin '33 
Whitehouse, Daniel '50 
Wright, Ezra '35 '38 '45 
Woodward, Caleb '34 



Rawson, Artemas '48 
Rich, Hezekiah '37-8 '46 
Rich, Joseph '34 
Richards, Benjamin ^34 '36-7 

'44 '47 
Rowe, Joseph '36-7 '48 

Shurtleff, Giles '29 '32 

Smith, Sebastian S. '45 

Staples, William K. '49 '50 

Tewksbury, Jacob '43 

Thayer, Arba '46 

Thayer, Isaac A. '43 

Thomas, Oliver '31 *33-4 

'42-3 '45 '50 
Wardwell, William '37 
Webber, David '29 
Welch, William F. '42 
Whitehouse, Benj. Jr. '48 
Wilson, Joseph '46 
Wright, Samuel '47 
Work, Jonathan *49 



^urvcsors of f^igfjiwags* 



Abbott, Thomas '45-6 
Allen, William S. '31 '33 

*36 '38-«4i '48 
Bickford, Joseph '49 
Briggs, Rufus '47 
Brown, Jacob D. '34 
Brown, Samuel Jr. '39 '40 
Bryant, Orrin ,48 
Burns, John Jr. '34-5 
Caldwell, John '31-2 '36 '44 
Caldwell, Aretas '41 
Carman, Luther '43 
Cary, Zachary '41 
Chadbourne, Elon '30-1 '37-i 
Chesley, Moses '43 
Crockett, Samuel '29 '31 

'36 '38 '40 '42 *44 '49 
Crooker, Seth *42-3 
Cushman, Eleazer '38 
Dean, Abraham '41-2 



Allen, Isaac '47 
Austin, Thomas '46-8 
Bartlett, Ezra '30 '33 '38 

'43 '49 
Brown, Cyrus '43 

Brown, Leonard '42 

Bryant, Alanson '33 *38 *48 

Burns, Ezekiel R. ^43 

Burns, John G. '39 '41-2 

Caldwell, Leonard '31 '33-4 

Carman, Isaac B. '36 '41 

Cary, Thomas '40 

Can-, John '37 *4i 

i Chadbourne, Samuel '44 

Crooker, Daniel '42 

Crooker, John '44 '48 

Crooker, Jonathan ^^6 '43 

Cummings, Isaac '49 

Cushman, William E. '47-8 

Dean, Jacob Jr. '36 '41 



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Dean, Henry C. '29 *30 
*33-4 *36-8 *40-i '47-8 
Dennin, Frederick *^i 
Drake, Alpheus '32 
Downing, Amos '35 '45 
Dudley, Nathan '48 



Dean, John H. *^6 
Dean, Josiah '35 ^39 
Dennin, Simeon '50 
Dudley, Daniel '33 
Dudley, Gilbert '49 
Dunn, James Jr. '34 '45 



Durell, Charles '37 ^47 '50 Edwards, Daniel '46 
Edwards, Robert K. '49 Farris, George '44 ^49 



Faunce, Seth H. '40 '49 
Francis, Sylvanus B. ^47 
French, Joseph '48 
Fuller, Ezra G. '44 
Gammon, Jemerson '42 
Hackett, Jacob M. *49 
Haskell, Joel '45 '48 



Faunce,. William '29 
French, John S. Jr. ^39 '40 
Fuller, Sullivan '36-7 '42-3 

Gardner, John Jr. '29-*34 

*37-9 '43-4 *5o 
Hawkins, John F. '43 



Hayes, Dennis '38 '41-2 '44 Hayes, Edmund ^29 '30 



Hayes, Richard '44 
Hawke, Russell *46-7 
Holbrook, Henry '31 
Holmes, Bartlett '31 
Holmes, John S. '46 
Jordan, Timothy '36 
Keene, Joshua '35 '39 
Keene, Samuel '49 *50 
King, Alonzo '34 
King, Samuel H. '31-2 
Lane, Simeon '47 
Libby, Thomas '32 '43 
Lombard, Nathan '42 
Marr, John N. '40 



'46 '50 

Hilborn, Robert 3d '32 '41-2 
Holbrook, Seth T. '45 '50 
Holmes, Ebenezer R. '34 

*37 «40 '46 
Hood, Alfred ^30 ^1^6 
Keene, Reuben ^46 
Keene, Seth '45 
Keene, Simon '38 '42 
Knight, Thaddeus '50 
Lennell, Luther '31 '33 
Littlefield, Samuel '32 '46 
Lord, Nathaniel '49 
Marriner, Lemuel '44 



Merrill, Joshua '29 '35-7 '40 Mixer, Joseph '32 '42 
Mixer, Otis F. '34 '37 '40 Morey, Caleb '41 

*45 '4^ Morse, Samuel '49-50 

Mussey, Alexander H. '41 '49 Mussey, William '35 



Nelson, Austin '36 
Newhall, Samuel '40 
Page, Moses '34 
Perkins, Harrison G. '35 

'37 '39 
Pike, Robert '42 
Pratt, Horatio '48 



Nelson, Erasmus D. ^35 
Norton, Winthrop B. '29-30 

'32-3 
Perkins, Lewis '44 
Perkins, Luther' 29 '30 '35 '42 
Pratt, Benajah Jr. '37 ^47 
Record, Chandler ^33 



Prince, William '30-6 '48-9 Rich, Reuben 2d '47-8 
Rich, Jeremiah A. -44-5 Richards, Samuel '40 



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Richards, Benjamin *34 '39 

'41 '47 '50 
Robinson, Samuel Jr. '29 '30 

Rowe, Samuel A. '44 '47 '50 
Rowe, Joseph '30 '35 '39 

«42 '45-8 
Russell, Joseph '37 '45 '48 
Sanborn, Benjamin '43 -47 
Shurtleff, Giles '31 '35 '37 
Stanton. Woodbury L. '49 
Staples, David ^43 '45 '47 
Staples, Joseph '50 
Somes, Silas P. '50 
Swift, Samuel '31 '36 
Symonds, Andrew J. '48 
Taylor, Nathaniel '40 '49 
Thayer, Isaac A. '29 '30 

'32 '48 
Thomas, William '29 '32 

♦36 '41 '44 '4^7 '50 
Walcott, Elbridge '43-5 
Washburn, Isaac '40 
Webber, David '32-4 '37-9 
Webber, Samuel A. '50 
Whitehouse, Benjamin '30 

'36 '42 '44 
Wilson, Joseph '38-9 '43 '46 
Wright, Nathan '29 '33 

«38 '46-7 
Woodward, Caleb '35 
Young, Henry '49-50 



Richards, Francis C. *So 
Robinson, Geo. *35 '40 '43 
Rowe, David '48 
Rowe, John Jr. '37 
Rowe, John 3d '38 '41 '43 
Rowe, Timothy '45 '49-50 
Rowe, Zebulon '40 
Sampson, Reuben '46 
Shurtleff, Adolphus '39 '47 
Smith, Sebastian S. '45 
Staples, Andrew '41 '45-8 

*4i-2 *5o 
Stone, Daniel Jr. *38-9 '45-8 
Soule, Galen '30 '34 '36 

'45 '49 
Taylor, Joshua '36 

Thayer, Arba '43 '49 

Thomas, Geo. W. '34 '39 '42 

Thomas, Ichabod M. '40 

Thurston, John '38 '46 

Verrill, Reuben '50 

Wardwell, William '37 '43 

*45 '49 
Webber, Henry R. '41-3 '46 

Welch, WilHam F. '37-40 

Whitehouse, Daniel '50 

Whitney, George P. '49 

Wright, Ezra <35 

Wright, Samuel '31 '39 

'44 '46 '50 

Work, Jonathan '49 



jFtelti ©rivers antJ jFence Utrtoers. 



Allen, Samuel '29-32 '34-7 
Andrews, Dennis B. '47 
Bartlett, Ezra '31 
Boothby, Levi T. '44 
Brown, Leonard '43 
Bryant, Jonathan '31 
Burns, John G. *45 



Allen, William S. '39-40 '42 
Bartlett, Daniel -31 
Beals, Samuel '39 
Brown, Cyrus '38 
Brown, Samuel Jr. '39 '49 
Bryant, Orrin '48 
Burns , Nathaniel E. ' 43 



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Caldwell, Leonard <37 Carey, Thomas *38 

Gates, David '31 Chadbourne, Elon <30 

Chadbourne, Samuel H. *32 ChafRn, William F. '37 



*34 '41 *49 
Crockett, Samuel *37 '48 

Cushman, Bartlett A. '49 

Daniel, Andrew M. '47 

Dean, Joseph '35 

Dennin, Simeon '38 

Dudley, Daniel '36 

Elwell, Albion '47 

Faunce, Aaron '42 '44 

Faunce, James '36 

Faunce, Seth H. '35 

Fitz, Ebenezer '44 

Fuller, Sullivan '43 



Crooker, Jonathan '45 
Cummings, Isaac '49 
Cushman, Levi '37 
Dean, Jacob Jr. *34 
Dean, Josiah Jr. '36 '40 
Dinsmore, David '51 
Dunn, James Jr. '37-9 
Emery, Joseph E. '41 
Farris, John '33 
Faunce, Nathaniel M. '45 
Faunce, WiUian '29-31 
Fogg, John W. '32 
Gammon, Jemerson '32 



Gardner, John Jr. '42 '44 '47 Haskell. Joel '45 



Ha5^es, Dennis '36 
Holbrook, Seth T. '46 '49 
Holmes, Ebenezer R. '36 
Holmes, John S. '48 
Jackson, Josiah '30 
Keene, Seth '38 
King, Alonzo '32 
King , Samuel H. '39-40 
Libby, Simon '35 
Lombard, John '48 
Maddox, Benjamin '48 
Marriner, Lemuel '37 
Merrill, Joshua '37 '40 
Mixer, Otis F. '36-7 '43-4 
Morse, David '34 



Hilborn, Hiram '29 
Hilborn, Robert Jr. '35 '4c 
Holmes, Eleazer A. '40 
Jones, Abial M. '46 
Keene , Joshua '43 
Keene, Simon '37 
King, Augustus '30 
Lee, John '39 
Lombard. Henry '30 
Lombard, Joshua '47 '49 
Martin, John '37 
Merrill, Joseph E. '48-9 
Mixer, Joseph '33 
More, Elisha '29 
Moulton, Ebenezer '29 



Mussey, Alex'r. H. '32 '38 Mussey, William H. '37 

Nelson, Austin '33 '35 '37 Nelson, Emmons '38 

Norton, Winthrop B. '30 Nelson, Erasmus D. '35 '37 

Noyes, Josiah ^44 Perkins, Joseph Jr. '30 

Oliver, William W. ^42 '46 Perkins, Luther '31 

Perkins, Luther 2d '41 Perkins, William '38 

Perry, Dan '32 Perry, John J. '34 %i *44 

Pike, Prescott L. '40 Pike, Robert '45-6 '48 

Pike , Samuel '38 '40 Pratt, Abiel '42 '48 

Pingree, Luther F. '42 Pratt,, Benajah Jr. *37 
Prince, William '29 '37-8 '40 Rich, Jeremiah N. '44 *47 



Annals of Oxford. 77 

Richards, Benjamin *38 '46 Robinson, George '29 '43 

Robinson, Milton '47 Robinson, Samuel '32 '36 

Rowe, Samuel '44 Russell, Joseph '38 ^45 

Shurtleff, Adolphus '38 '41 Smith, Lewis '46 

Smith, Sebastian S. *43-4 '48 Stanton, Woodbury L. '47 

Staples, Cyrus '48 Staples, David '30 

Staples, George '47 Staples, Simon '29 

Soule, Galen ^39 Taylor, Nathaniel *35 

Taylor, William '40 Thayer, Arba '48 

Thayer, Isaac A. '33 '49 Truet, George F. '35 

Wardvvell, William ^32 '37 Tufts, Joseph '52 

Washburn, Isaac '32 '34 -36 Washburn, Jacob T. '34 

Webber, David '38 '48 Webber, Samuel '46 

Welch, George W. '44 Welch, William F. '38 

Whitehouse, Benj. '29-30 '42 Whitehouse, Daniel '45-6 

Winslow, Amasa '37-8 Work, Jonathan '41 
Yeats, William ,36 

Cullers of Hoops anti $taires* 

Brown, Cyrus '50-2 Carman, Luther '35-40 

Cates, David '38-41 Chadboume, Zebulon Jr. '44- 

Chaffin, Joseph '45 Chaffin, William F. '33-7 

Chipman, William '31 '39 Dunn, James Jr. '34 

Faunce, James *50-2 Gammon, Jemerson '37-40 

Gardner, John Jr. '37-8 Hilborn, Robert Jr. '29-32 

Lane, Jonathan '41 Keene, Simon '47 

Libby, Thomas '35-6 '46 Lennell, Luther *30-4 '42-7 

Lombard, Joshua '29-30 Lombard, John '49 

Lombard, Nathan '29 Merrill, May hew C. '42-49 

Rich, Renben '46-7 Rounds, John '34 ' ;i6 

Rounds, Joseph '32-3 Sanborn, Benjmin '50 

Soule, Galen '49 Soule, James '49 
Whitehouse, Benjamin Jr. '47 Yeats, William '33 

$urire^ors of Satoeti antj l^tft %nmbtx, 

Beals, Samuel '49 Bearce, Isaac '34 

Brown, Leonard '38 Brown, Orrin '40 

Carman, Isaac B. '50-1 Carman, Lnther '30-43 

Chadbourne, Samuel '39-40 Chaffin, Joseph '46 

Chaffin, William F. '35-7 Dean, Abraham '44 

Durell, Charles *39 Dennin, Frederick '41 '48 



78 Annals of Oxford. 

Frost, John B. '47 Gammon, Abial '44-5 '49 

Gardner, John Jr. * 29-30 '33 Hackett, Daniel '41-9 
Hayes, Dennis '^6-^ ^42 Hilborn, Robert Jr. '31 
King, Alonzo '31 '33 Hood, Alfred '32-3 '37 

King, Samuel H. '29 '31-2 Lombard, Joshua '47-8 

*36-7 Marshall, John '29 '38-40 

McKenney, Silas B. '39 Mixer, Otis F. '37-8 '47-8 
Norton, Winthrop B. '29-30 Mussey, Pitt C. 'S3 
Pingre, Luther F. '37 '39-45 Pratt, Benajah Jr. '34 -43 '45 
Soule, Galen '44 Wardwell, William '32 

Yeats, William '30-3 ,35-6 Woodward, Caleb ^40 '42 

*39-44 *4^ Wright, Ezra '35-38 

inspectors of iSrtck antr Brick IHotiltrs. 

Brackett, Daniel '47 Burns, John G. '42 '45 

Care}^, Thomas '37 '401 Carman, Luther '42-5 '49 

Farris, George '43-4 Ford, William '52 

Gardner, John Jr. '35 Hanson, William P. ^37-40 

Norton, Winthrop B. '32-3 Record, Chandler '34 

Soule, Galen '37 '39 '42 '44 Rich , Reuben Jr. '41-2 

'48-9 Smith, Sebastian S. '46-7 

Tufts, Joseph '47 Wardwell, William ^37 '39 
Webber, H. R. '48 '40.1 '43-4 '46 '48-9 

Webber, Samuel A. '42-6 Whitehouse, Benjamin '45 

Survegors of ^ooti antr Barft. 

Beeman, Stephen T. '44 Chaffin, Joseph '39 '41 '43 

Dennin, Frederick '41 Durell, Charles '51 

Faunce, Aaron D. '48-9 Jones, Abial M. '49 

Knight, Thaddeus R. '49 Staples, William K. '52 

Stevens, E. H. '48 Walcott, William '47 

Scalers of Coal Basfeets, 

Burns, Nathaniel N. '48 Chadbourne, Samuel '49 
Hall, Silas B. '51 Russell, Joseph '49 

Smith, Sebastian S. '48 

Ettfjingmen. 

Abbott, Thomas <4'7 Burns, Tohn G. '4.0 



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79 



Caldwell, John '33 ^39 
Caldwell, William '29 '30 

*35 <40 *42-3 
Chadbourne, Elon '37 
Chadbourne, Zebulon ^47 
Crooker, Daniel '37 
Dinsmore, David '49 
Durell, Charles *45 
Faunce, William *34-5 '38 

*4i *43 
Hawkins, Henry '49 
Hilborn, Robert 3d '30 
Keith, Jairus S. *44 
Lombard, Joseph '34 
Mixer, Otis F. *4i 
Mussey, Pitt C. '29 '32-3 
Norton, Winthrop B. '30-1*35 
Perkins, Luther *36 '45 
Perry, John J. '42 
Prince, William '31 
Rich, Jeremiah A. '44 
Rowe, Joseph '29 ^36 '43 
Shurtleff, Giles '35 
Taylor, Joshua '36 
Welch, John H. '41 
Winship, Gershom '49 



Caldwell, Leonard *32 

*37 '51 
Carman, Thomas R. '37 

Chadbourne, Samuel '49 

Chesley, Moses '51 

Dean, Henry C. '47 

Dunn, James Jr. '39 

Faunce, Seth H. '33 

Hackett, Daniel '45 

Hayes, Edmund '42 '47 

Hayes, Dennis '39 

Hood, Alfred '37 

Lee, John '47 

Martin, James '44 

Mussey, Alexander H. ^38 

Nelson, Nathan '31 '38 

Perkins, Joseph Jr. ^29 

Perry, Dan '34 

Pike, Robert '42 

Record, Chandler '32 

Robinson, George '45 *47 

Sanborn, Benjamin ^40 

Smith, Daniel '35 

Washburn , Jacob T. '45 

Whitehouse, Benjamin '44 

Yeats, William '42 



"W»tk tbouf Zion, and go round about htr t 

Tell the towen thereof. 
Mark ye well her bulwarks. 

Consider her palaces ; 
Tbatjfc may tell it to the generation followingt 



CHAPTER IV. 



RECORD AND TRADITION. 



►e have evidence that Alexander Shepard was a Con- 
(cgregationalist and that Andrew Craigie was an Epis- 
Icopalian , but there is nothing showing that either of 
them made requisition on the settlers as to their relig- 
ious faith, liberty of conscience was allowed to all. 

Prior to the formation of the Baptist Society in 1791 there 
was no church organization ; then only fourteen out of a 
population of about five hundred were united in its fellow- 
ship. This however must not be construed as an indication 
of the indifference of the inhabitants to holy things, for 
probably, there was not a home in the whole district where 
the bible was not sacredly regarded as the "Word of God". 
The people were poor, many bought their land on credit 
and all expenses were reduced to the minimum ; political 
and sectarian feeling was strong and the preaching in those 
days was largely controversial, more of the sword than the 
olive-branch. While the people generally accepted Luther's 
theory "that a saving faith was not dependent upon good 
works or a virtuous life", other issues were made prominent 
and New England sentiment had so radically changed the 
laws as to give to every person the right to organize a church 
upon the principles dictated by their own conscience, and to 
preach the gospel as they understood it. What wonder that 
there are so many feeble churches when all know that only 
through toleration and union cometh strength. 

A history of Methodism says that the first Methodist ser- 
mon preached in town was at the house of John Caldwell 
in 1794 and that soon after a class was formed of his fami- 
ly and a few others and that meetings were regularly held 
in his house or in the school-house. A second class was 



Annals of Oxford. 81 

formed in 1805 on Pidgeon Hill ; these classes were includ- 
ed in the Paris and Poland curcuits. In 1809 Rev. Dan 
Perry, a member of the New England Conference, having 
been compelled to locate on account of a physical injury, 
settled in this town and from that time until 1834 supported 
him.self and family upon his farm. He frequently preached 
Sundays and officiated at most of the weddings and funer- 
als. The denomination held their meetings with considera- 
ble regularity in the Centre Meeting-house after it was fin- 
ished but they had no meeting-house of their own until 1861. 

Early in the nineteenth century the Congregationalists in 
the east part of the town joined with those in Minot in the 
organization of a church and building a meeting-house at 
West Miuot which was known, prior to the formation of the 
church at Craigies Mills, as The Church of Hebron and 
Minot ; subsequently''. The Church at West Minot. 

''Pursuant to letters missive from a number of individuals 
in the vicinity of Craigies Mills, in the town of Hebron, an 
ecclesiastical council convened at the house of Alfred Hood 
on Wednesday the 31st day of May 1826, to take into con- 
sideration the expediency of forming a Congregational 
Church of Christ in this place. 

Present by representation the following Churches : 
Gorham, by Rev. Thaddeus Pomroy. 
Otisfield, by Rev. Josiah G. Merrill, William Spurr and 
Samuel Anderson. 

Gray, by Rev. Samnel H. Peckham, > Young and 

Joseph Merrill. 
Minot, by Rev. Elijah Jones and Dea. Samuel Pool. 
Hebron, by Dea. Eben. Dunham and Dea. Moses Allen. 
Paris, by Rev. Joseph Walker, Dea. Caleb Prentiss and 
Isaac Bolster. 

Organized by choice of ReVo Thaddeas Pomroy, Moder- 
ator and Rev. Elijah Jones, Scribe. 

After examination it was voted that the following persons 
be organized and constituted into a church. 
Mr. Jonathan Muzzey. Mrs. Militiah Muzzey. 

Mr. Pitt C. Muzzey. Mrs. Harriet Rowe. 

Mr. Alfred Hood. Mrs. Hannah Hood. 

Public exercises at the school-house at two o'clock. 

1 Prayer by Rev. Henry A. Merrill. 

2 Administration of the covenant and fellowship of the 

churches by Rev. Josiah G. Merrill. 



82 Annals of Oxford. 

3 Sermon by ReVo Thaddeus Pomroy. 

4 Baptism by Rev. Samuel H.Peckham. (Martha Clark 

and Charles Addison, children of Pitt C. Muzzey and 
Hannah Angelina, child of Alfred and Hannah Hood 
were baptised.) 

5 Administration of the Supper by Rev. Joseph Walker 

and Rev. Elijah Jones." 

After the public exercises they returned to the house of 
Alfred Hood and Mr. Pitt C. Muzzey was elected Deacon. 
Letters of recommendation were filed by Jonathan, Militiah 
and Pitt C. Muzzey, and Hannah Hood from the church in 
Ward , Mass. and by Alfred Hood and Harriet Rowe from 
the church in Otisfield. 

October 29th, Esther Maria, dau. of Pitt C. Muzzey was 
baptised by Rev. Amasa Smith. 

September 2d, 1827 Rev. James P. Richardson baptised 
Hiram Bradbury and Cyrus, children of Harriet Rowe ; the 
30th instant, he baptised Joseph Gardner, David Whiti- 
more, Timothy and Hannah Austin, children of EHza Rowe 
a member of the church in Albany. 

December 15th, Winthrop B. Norton and Dorothy his 
wife were received by letter from the Second Church in 
Portland. Missis Susan and Mary Rowe, by letter. Mrs. 
Miranda Cleveland, by letter from the church in Mansfield 
Mass. and Widow Sarah A. Allen, by profession. The fol- 
lowing day, Ethan Norton, Sarah Adams and Ellen Eliza- 
beth, children of Sarah Allen were baptised ; likewise Ed- 
ward Payson, child of Alfred and Hannah Hood. 

March 23d, 1828 Henry Chase Dean and Celia his wife, 
also Mrs Rebecca Rowe, were received by profession. 
Same date Rev. James P. Richardson baptised Charles, 
Celia, Polly, Timothy and the 25th of January 1829, Bet- 
sey, children ot Henry C. and Celia Dean. March 8th, he 
baptised Merrill Jordan , Juda and Harriet Sophronia, child- 
ren of Mrs. Rebecca Rowe. August 29th, 1830 John Rowe 
and Mary his wife were received by letter and on the same 
date William Alexander, child of Alfred and HannahHood, 
also Alexander White, child of Capt. Henry C. and Celia 
Dean were baptised by Mr. Richardson. 

Up to this time, by the aid of the pastors of neighbor- 
ing churches, meetings appear to have been held with con- 
siderable regularity, but there is now an interruption, meet- 
ings were surely held, but no records are in the hands of the 



Annals of Oxford. 83 

clerk. A note in records of a meeting March 6th, 1836 says 
"According to tradition, Dea. Pitt C. Muzzey was dismiss- 
ed in the autumn of 1833 to the church in Monson." The 
church therefore was evidently without a deacon for about 
three years. The pubhcations of the denomination show 
that Rev. James Gooch, born in North Yarmouth, was em- 
ployed by the Maine Missionary Society to supply the 
church of Hebron and Minot for a ftw months. He was or- 
dained at West Minot December 25th, 1828 and was the 
pastor of the church there until November 26lh, 1834. In 
December he was engaged as stated supply by the church at 
Craigies Mills and in 1839 ^^ removed to Patten to supply 
the church in that town. In 1845 he returned to Oxford or 
Minot and died March 24th, 1848, aged 47. His wife was 
Hannah, daughter of Col. Isaac Crooker of Minot. 

January 30th 1836 a meeting was held in the school-house, 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Moderator and A. G. Fobes, 
Secretary. A letter from Mr. Ariel P. Chute, dated Jan. 
20th, 1836, proposing conditions to become pastor etc. was 
received and it was voted to accept the conditions, and that 
Jairus S. Keith and Winthrop B. Norton be a committee to 
write to Mr. Chute. 
Jairus S. Keith was chosen Treasurer of the Society. 
March 6th, Rev. Joseph Walker preached and baptised 
Lowell Austin, child of Pitt C. Muzzey. 

March i6th. In accordance with letters missive from the 

Congregational Church in Oxford, an ecclesiastical council 

met at the house of W. B. Norton Esq. to ordain Mr. Ariel 

P. Chute as pastor of the church and society. 
The following churches were represented. 

Winthrop, by Rev. David Thurston and Peleg Benson. 

South Paris, by Rev. Joseph Walker, Giles Shurtleff and 
Elisha Morse. 

Poland, by Rev. Thomas Williams and Zadok Allen. 

Waterford, by Rev. J. A. Douglass and Daniel Green. 

Otisfield, by Rev. J. P. Richardson and John Hancock. 
Also, Rev. Samuel Johnson, General Agent of the 

Maine Missionary Society. 

Rev. David Thurston was chosen Moderator and Rev. 

James P. Richardson, Scribe. 

After making the necessarj^ examination, the council 

being satisfied, voted to adjourn to the meeting-house and 

proceed with the ordination. 



84 Annals of Oxford. 

The service commenced at twelve o'clock with reading 
the Scripture and Prayer by Rev. Mr. Douglass. 
Sermon by Rev. Mr. Thurston. 
Ordaining prayer by Rev. Mr. Williams. 
Charge by Rev. Mr. Johnson. 
Right hand of fellowship by Rev. Mr. Walker. 
Address to the church and people by Rev. Mr. Rich- 
arason. Concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Thurston. 
March 2ist, Winthrop B. Norton was chosen Deacon, p.t. 
May yth, Jairus S. Keith, Alexander Muzzey, Elizabeth 
Muzzey and Louisa Chaffin were admitted by profession 
and Dea. Thomas Morton, Joanna Morton, Daniel Crooker, 
Joanna Crooker and Sarah Crooker were admitted by let- 
ter from the church at West Minot. 

June 30th , Mrs. Sally Norton was admitted by letter 
from the church in Concord, N. H. 

July i8th, Charles Dean and Miss Eliza Ann Webber 
were admitted by profession. 
August 22d, Miss Maiy Dennin was ad. by profession. 
September 19th, Mrs. Sarah M. W. Chute was received 
by letter from the Hammond Street Church, Bangor. 

November 28th, Alexander H. Muzzey was chosen Dea- 
con to fill vacancy occasioned by the removal of Dea. Pitt 
C. Muzzey. 

February 5th, 1837, Mrs. Charlotte Tewksbury and her 

son Samuel were rec'd. by letter from the church at Paris. 

May 7th , Mrs. Mary N. Keith, Miss Jerusha G. Webber, 

Mrs. Anna Nelson and Mrs. Harriet Cates were admitted 

by profession. 

June i8th, 1838, Mrs. Jerusha Holmes was received by 
letter from the church at Paris. 

November ist, Miss Martha B. Allen was admitted by 
letter from the church at Williamsburg. 
November 4th, Miss Celia Dean was ad. by profession. 
December 3d, John Rowe was dismissed to the church 
at Paris, and a communication from the pastor requesting 
his dismissal was read. 

December 12th, a council assembled to act upon the re- 
quest of Mr. Chute ; churches were represented as follows : 
Poland, by Rev. Tho's. Williams and Dea. Dan'l. Pierce. 
Otisfield, by Rev. J. P. Richardson and Br. Job Morton. 
Paris, by Rev. Joseph Walker and Dea. Elisha Morse. 
Norway, by Rev. Charles Soule and Dea. James Flint. 



Annals of Oxford. 85 

The council was organized by choice of Rev. Thomas 
Williams, Moderator and Rev. Charles Soule, Scribe. 

It was voted, unanimously, that the pastoral relation be- 
tween Mr. Chute and the church at Oxford be dissolved. 
The Council expressed its gratification at the harmony that 
has subsisted and continues to subsist between the parties, 
and commended Mr. Chute to the churches, as a brother 
beloved and an able and faithful minister of the gospel. 

Rev. Ariel Parish Chute, son of Richard and Doro- 
thy (Parish) Chute, born in Byfield, Mass. May i6, 1809. 
He was graduated at B. C. in 1832 and three years later at 
And. Theo. Sem. After his removal from Oxford, he held 
pastorates at Pownal, Me. and at Lynnfield and Ware, 
Mass., teaching at intervals at Warren, Milton and Dum- 
mer Academies. He was in government service after 1861, 
in Custom House and Treasury at Boston ; upon retirement 
he settled in Sharon, Mass. where he died Dec. 18, 1887. 

His wife was Sarah Maria Winslow Chandler of Bangor, 
married April 7, 1836. She was a dau. of Peleg and Esther 
(Parsons) Chandler. Their children were : 

I Ellen Maria, b. May 23, 1837, m. Sept. 11, 1865, Dr. 

A. D. Brown. 

II Frances Pearson, b. June 2, 1840. 

III Richard Henry, b. March 14, 1843, m. Nov. 6, 1867, 
Susan Rebecca Nelson. 

IV Esther Andrews, b. June 22, 1846, m. July 13, 1866, 
Edgar M. Hickson. 

V Sarah Barnes, b. July 30, 1848. 

On the 25th day of April, 1839, ^ committee consisting of 
Henry C. Dean, Samuel H. King and John J. Perry rep- 
resenting the church and people and, A. H. Muzzey, J. S. 
Keith and Alfred Hood representing the church, addressed 
a call to the Rev. Isaac Carleton, inviting him to the pas- 
torate in Oxford. The invitation was accepted and there- 
upon a council assembled on the 28th day of May, compo- 
sed of representatives of churches, as follows : — 

Albany, by Rev. G. F. Tewksbury, Dea. A. Cummings. 

Bethel, by Rev. C. Frost and R. Chapman. 

Norway, by Rev. C. Soule and Wm. E. Goodenow. 

Otisfield, by Rev. J. P. Richardson and S. A. Anderson. 

Paris, by Rev. J. Walker and A. Field. 

Poland, by Rev. T. Williams and Z. Cobb. 

Waterford, by William Warren. 



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Rev. Thomas Williams was chosen Moderator and Rev. 
J. P. Richardson, Scribe. The council being agreed, it 
was voted that the installation be on the morrow at half past 
ten o'clock in the fore-noon. 
The public service was conducted in the following order : 

Invocation and scripture reading by William Warren. 

Introductory prayer by Rev. Cyril Pearl. 

Sermon by Rev. C. Frost. 

Installing prayer by Rev. Joseph Walker. 

Charge by Rev. Thomas Williams. 

Right hand of fellowship by Rev. George F. Tewksbury. 

Address to the people by Rev. James P. Richardson. 

Concluding prayer by Rev. Charles Soule. 

SEE CHAPTER V FOR SKETCH OF Mr. CARLETON. 

July 7, Mrs. Vesta Muzzey was ad. by profession. 

Sept. I, Mrs. Lydia Gammon was ad. by profession. 

Nov. lo, Henry Dean was ad. by profession. 

January 31, 1840, Mary Perkins and Eliza Record were 
admitted by letter. 

April 24, Frances Norton, Lj^dia Sampson, Abiel Gam- 
mon and Joshua Jackson were ad. by profession. 

April 26, Ebenezer P. Fitz was ad. by profession. 

May I, Wilson J. Welch, Alfred H. Hood, Nathaniel 
Lord, Joanna Lord, Jane Gammon, Bathsheba Bearce, 
Rosanna Butters, Miranda Cleveland, Samuel H. King, 
and Hannah Woodward were admitted by profession. 

May 3, David N. Cates, Henrietta Lombard, and Sarah 
Durell were admitted by profession. 

May 8, Mehitable Butters, Caleb Woodward, Edmund 
Hayes and Paulina Hayes were admitted by profession. 

May 22, Hannah Yeaton was admitted by profession. 

May 29, Hannah Fitts was ad. by letter from So. Paris. 

June II, Adin Cleveland was admitted by profession. 

June 21, Addison Nelson was admitted by profession. 

June 26, Greenville Farris was admitted by profession. 

July 5, Thomas and Sally Carman were ad. by profess'n. 

August 28, Jonathan and Elizabeth Lucas were ad. by 
profession, also their daughter Priscilla. 

November i, Daniel Drew was admitted by profession. 

December 3, a letter was received from Dennis Hayes 

giving notice that hereafter the Baptist's would occupy the 

meeting-house. Whereupon it was "voted to thank Mrs. 

Hayes for the use ol the house where we have been hold- 



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ing our meetings, and that hereafter the meetings will be in 
the School-house Hall." 

The Baptist Meeting-house, so called, was erected in 
1827 by Cyrus Shaw on his homestead lot a few rods north 
west of his dwelling-house. It was said to have been built 
as a thank offering, an acknowledgement of the divine fa- 
vor in giving him the capital prize, $5,000., in one of the 
drawings of the Cumberland and Oxford Canal Lottery. 

This corporation was chartered by the legislature of 182 1 
to carry into effect a long contemplated scheme ofc onnect- 
ing the great ponds in Cumberland and Oxford counties, by 
an artificial water way with the sea, thereby affording to a 
large territory cheap transportation of its products to the 
markets of the world. Craigies Mills, for a time, fondly an- 
ticipated the day when Thompson's pond should become a 
part of the canal system, making it the head of navigation 
and the distributing point lor the back country, but the Port- 
land and Quebec Railroad became the town talk in 1834 
and July 1849 the Atlantic and St. Lawrence R. R. rolled 
its first train of cars into Oxford. The Canal was sold under 
the hammer in 1857 by its creditors and soon after the low- 
er section was closed ; the boats being private property, con- 
tinue in use on the ponds. 

Various methods were devised to raise money to build the 
Canal, two thousand shares of capital stock were put upon 
the market at $50. per share, a special act of the legisla- 
ture was secured in 1823, authorizing the corporation to 
raise $50,000. by lottery, and in 1825 Canal Bank of Port- 
land was chartered with a capital of $300,000., one quar- 
ter of which was to be invested in the stocks of the canal 
corporation. The managers of the lottery, three in num- 
ber were appointed by the Governor and about $27,000. 
were raised from this source. Elias Shaw of Portland v^as 
the agent to place the tickets, and they had an extensive 
sale in other states as well as in Maine. He sent to his 
cousin Cyrus Shaw, post-master, innholder and trader at 
Craigies Mills, a package of tickets to be sold on commis- 
sion. At this time it was not generally considered inconsis- 
tant with rectitude to buy and sell lottery tickets. 
The element of chance, seldom dormant in human nature, 
then as now entered largely into business transactions, and 
even religious and educational institutions made use of lot- 
teries to improve their finances. Cyrus Shaw was a thrifty 



88 Annals of Oxford. 

man and would not ordinarily risk his earnings in lottery 
tickets, but on this occasion, the excessive haste of Elias to 
have the unsold tickets returned, led him to suspect that he 
held a prize, he therefore retained those not sold and he is 
reported to have bought back all the tickets he had sold. 

The prize ticket was No. 5506 in the Sixth Class, drawn 
January 25, 1825. 

The building erected by Mr. Shaw was an inexpensive 
structure of wood, not materially different from the chapels 
of the time. It was the first meeting-house in West Hebron 
(Oxford), its dedication was reported in a Baptist publica- 
tion as follows : 

<'0n September 19th, 1826, at Craigie's Mills, in Hebron 
was opened for divine service a new decently finished meet- 
ing-house, built and owned by Cyrus Shaw Esq., designed 
for the use of the Baptists in that place. Sermon on the oc- 
casion by Elder James Hooper of Paris from Psalms 36 : 8 
"They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy 
house, etc." Bro. Shaw's purpose is to rent the pews yearly 
and devote the proceeds to the support of preaching in the 
meeting-house. He has already commenced the business 
with encouraging success." 

Mr. Shaw died in 1833 ^^^^ ^wo years later his widow 
married Dennis Hayes. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were 
interested in the Baptist church, they remodeled the meet- 
ing-house by the addition of a vestibule and tower on the 
front and refurnishing it generally, including a bell and a 
small organ, so that it was quite an ornament to the place. 

Tradition says that the bell was a gift of a Boston friend, 
and that the organ was the handy-work of Luther Carman. 

Deacon Shaw's plan of making the revenue from the pews 
supply the pulpit had not proved entirely successful, al- 
though most of the time a Sunday service was held in the 
meeting-house by an evangelical preacher, and the two so- 
cieties appear to have lived together in harmony, neither 
being able to maintain a stated supply without the help of 
the other. This condition might have continued had not 
the "Great Revival" in the spring of 1840 inspired the 
hearts of both societies with great expectations. Public ser- 
vices were held day and evening for several weeks and al- 
most every body in town professed to have turned from the 
error of their ways, There was doubtless denominational 
rivalry, but there is no evidence of animosity on the part of 



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89 




Mr. Hayes, to the Congregationalist church, in the notice 
above mentioned, but the meeting-house had been built for 
and dedicated by the Baptist's, and the time had apparently 
arrived when that denomination could support a minister of 
their own faith. 

From December 1840 until the dedication of their new 
meeting-house in June 1843. the society held their meetings 
in the School-house Hall. 

The little one room school-house in the Craigies Mills 

district having been out grown, 
was sold to Col. King in 1838 
or *9 and removed to King st. 
adjacent to Mr. Durell's store, 
for a carpenter's shop. The sum- 
mer term of school, (the wri- 
ters primary) was kept in it, 
after removal, while a new 
building was in process of con- 
struction. 

The new school-house was built of brick on the site of the 
old one, corner of Main street and the Otisfield road, nearly 
opposite the Baptist meeting-house. The second floor, de- 
signed for the primary department, had movable seats and 
was in frequent use for lectures and public meetings and 
advertised as the School-house Hall. It had seating capaci- 
ty sufficient for ordinary meetings and the Congregational- 
ists were not greatly inconvenienced by the change. In this 
pleasant chamber, the good Major's house being found in- 
adequate. Miss Frances Eliza Norton gathered the children 
of the villagers in Sunday school for instruction in the mys- 
teries of the Westminster Confession and to tune their voi- 
ces in the rhythmic melody of simple gospel hymns. 
"E'n now my wistful fancy, listening. 

Hears the sweetly solemn tunes, 
That we sang there in the school-house, 

On those Sunday alter-noons." 
Her school has out-lived the teacher and will out-live her 
scholars, but the name of "Aunt Frank", as she was loving- 
ly called in her after years, is yet cherished and should be 
IN PERPETUUM, as the founder of the Sabbath schools in the 
town and probably in Oxford county. 

Dec. 4, 1840 Julia Hood and Feb. 6 '41, Dr. Jacob Tewks- 
bury, Otis F. and Sally Mixtr were admitted by profession. 



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March 20th, 1841 a meeting 
was held in the School-house 
Hall to take into consideration 
the propriety of forming a so- 
ciety to be incorporated as the 
First Congregational Society 
in Oxford, also to see what ac- 
tion the society will take on the 
question of building a new 
meeting-house. 

The meeting was called to 
5E-^fc^;Lr ..r:-.^ order by Jairus S. Keith Esq., 
.^^h.,.^..-^^t:£j^^ Welch was chosen Chair- 
man and Charles Durell, Secretary. 

It was unanimously voted to build a new church and Dr. 
Jacob Tewksbury, Benajah Pratt Jr. and Chandler Record 
were appointed a committee to look out the best location for 
the building. Col. Samuel H. King, Jairus S. Keith Esq. 
and Otis F Mixer were chosen a committee to make esti- 
niates of the cost of building, both of brick and wood, appor- 
tioning the material into lots ; both committee's to report at 
an adjourned meeting, two weeks from this day. 

The record of the adjourned meeting, April 2d, 1841 has 
a copy of petition and warrant of Dennis Hayes Esq., one of 
the Justices of the Peace for Oxford county, authorizing the 
incorporation of the petioners into a "Parish Society". 
The persons named on the petition are as follows : 



W. B. Norton 
Jacob Tewksbury 
Samuel H. King 
Nathaniel Lord 
Abial B. Gammon 
Caleb Woodward 
Adin Cleveland 
Alexander H. Muzzy 
S. H. Tewksbury 
Chandler Records 
Daniel Crooker 
Edmund Hayes 
Luther F. Pingree 



John Welch 
Charles Durell 
Benajah Pratt Jr. 
James Yeaton 
Otis F. Mixer 
Jairus S. Keith 
Joseph ChafRn 
Luther Carman 
Isaac B. Carman 
Alfred Hood 
Theophilus Dame 
Alfred H. Hood 



^ Thomas R. Carman 

The Society was organized by the choice of Dr. Jacob 
Tewksbury, Chairman and Charies Durell, Clerk. 
Doctor Tewksbury, for the committee on location, reported 



Annals of Oxford. 91 

in favor of the site owned by Col. King, near Mr. Linnell's 
on King street. Col. King, for the building committee, re- 
ported in favor of a brick building. After some discussion 
the meeting adjourned for one week. Subsequent meetings 
of the parish were held during the month but no further ac- 
tion was taken until December 15th, when a committee of 
four were chosen "to carry into eftect the building of a 
new church." The committee were Jairus S. Keith, Henry 
C. Dean, Otis F. Mixer and Edmund Hayes, and they 
were fully authorized to procure plans, contract for and 
superintend the building, and "to accept or not accept the 
work when done". Subscriptions were made as follows : — 
"We the subscribers, do agree to pay the amount set a- 
gainst our names, in labor, materials or cash, to be expend- 
ed in building a new church for the First Congregational 
Society in Oxford, to be built next spring and summer and 
to take pews in the church as a consideration for the same. 



Charles Durell, 


100. 


John Welch, 


100. 


W. B. Norton, 


200. 


Samuel H. King, 


200. 


J. S. Keith, 


100. 


Jacob Tewksbury, 


150. 


Edmund Hayes, 


100. 


Daniel Crooker, 


SO. 


Caleb Woodward, 


100. 


Otis F. Mixer, 


30. 


H. C. Dean, 


100. 


Adolphus Shurtleff, 


, 16. 



Total $1,196. 
Mr. Mixer wishing to contract to build the church, was 
excused from serving on the building committee. 

After viewing several meeting-houses in different places, 
the Committee contracted with Otis F. Mixer and Samuel 
H. King to build a house according to the specifications, do 
all the labor (except the mason work) and furnish the oils 
and paints, for the sum of $665. The building to be finish- 
ed by the first of September, to the turning of the key, in 
case the materials are furnished in season to have the work 
done. In payment the said contractors shall accept Jacob 
Tewksbury's note for $150., Henry C. Dean's note for $100. 
Edmund Hayes' note for $100., Charles Durell's note for 
$100., Daniel Crooker's note for $50., Adolphus Shurtleff 's 
note for $16., Mr. Mixer's note for $30. and for the residue 
a lien upon the pews in said house, but before said lien at- 
taches, the subscribing proprietors shall be entitled to one 
pew each. Caleb Woodward in consideration of $785., con- 
tracted to furnish the materials for building, delivered on the 
spot, timber, boards, clapboards, shingles, glass and hard- 



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ware, also a good table that shall be worth at least thirty 
dollars in Portland. In payment Mr. Woodward was to ac- 
cept the subscriptions made by himself and those of Messrs. 
Norton, King, Keith and Welch, and for the residue a lein 
upon the pews, same as in Mr. Mixer's contract. In addi- 
tion, it was agreed that the said Woodward and Mixer are 
to have the sole ownership of the two back tier of pews, to 
wit, the eight pews nearest the vestibule. Nathaniel Lord 
contracted for the underpinning and cellar under the west- 
erly end of the house, for $75., "fifty in meeting-house 
stock and the rest as we agree". 

June 24th, 1843, the building committee accepted the 
house, appraised the pews, called a meeting of the society 
for the sale of the same and selected a committee of ar- 
rangements for the dedication. The salt- took place two 
days later, Capt. Luther Carman acting as auctioneer. 

The following plan gives the arrangement of the pews, 
names of the purchasers and the amount of premium paid. 






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JS.Keith 



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OrJaeabTewksbury 



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Edmond Hayes 






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Charles S|3riNfe 



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The committee appointed to make the arrangements for 
dedication were William S. Allen, Charles Durell and Otis 
F. Mixer, and on the twenty-ninth day of June, 1843, the 
meeting-house was dedicated to Almighty God. 
The Introductory Prayer was by Rev. Mr. Bailey. 
Sermon by Rev. Mr. Carleton. 
Concluding Prayer by Rev. Mr. Walker. 

At a meeting held on the second day of September, 1843, 
the thanks of the church and society were voted for appre- 
ciated gifts, to be enumerated upon the records of the par- 
ish, and Jairus S. Keith, Samuel H. King and Charles 
Durell were appointed a committee to transmit copies of the 
votes to the several donors as follows : — 

To Mrs. Catherine G. Caldwell of Portland, for "her very 
acceptable present of a pair of splendid and valuable solar 
lamps to be placed on the right and left of the desk." 

To Rev. Isaac Carleton, for a communion table. 

To Rev. Ariel P. Chute, for a Bible and Hymn-book. 

To Mr. John Welch of Boston, for an elegant couch and 
two chairs for the desk. 

To Dr. Jacob Tewksbury, for the excellant carpet now 
upon the floor of this house. 

To Dr. Samuel H. Tewksbury, for a fine clarionet for the 
use of the choir. 

The records of the church do not show that building a 
meeting-house stimulated accession to membership. Will- 
iam Jordan was ad. by profession in 1842 and in 1845, 
Mrs. A. W. Bickford came with a letter from the church in 
Brownfield. In 1846 Mrs. Clarinda Carleton was ad. by 
letter and S. P. Hall, Theodora Mixer, Elizabeth L. Hall 
and Rebecca Wright were ad. by profession. In 1847 Mrs. 
S. A. Warren and Miss Ellen E. Allen were ad. by letter 
from the church in Waterford. Jairus S. Keith was chosen 
Deacon in 185 1, and after his death, Nathaniel Lord was 
elected and served ten years. Although frequently with- 
out a pastor, the church organization has been continuous 
and there has been but few Sundays when religious service 
was not held in the First Congregationalist meeting-house. 

Calumist 13apttst. 

Amongst the piously inclined of the early settlers of West 
Hebron, the Baptist's evidently predominated, notwithstand- 
ing the fact of the Congregationalist's being the first, by a 
few months, to complete a church organization ; even then 



04 Annals of Oxford. 

they organized with only six members and there were no 
accessions for nearly two years. Records of the Baptist 
Church at Craigies Mills are missing, said to have been 
burned in the meeting-house, therefore no list of members 
can be given, but the article quoted, in part, on page 88 of 
this book, concludes with an account of the organization of 

the church, as follows : 

"Same day (September 19th, 1826,) in the same place, 
was organized the Second Baptist Church in Hebron, of 
seventeen members, chiefly from the church in Paris and 
the first in Hebron. Elder Nathaniel Chase prayed on the 
occasion. The individuals proposing to unite in church or- 
der, were arranged hand in hand in front of the pulpit, and 
in that position received the Right Hand, presented by El- 
der John Tripp of the first church in Hebron, in token of 
the Fellowship of sister churches. Elder John Haines then 
delivered an affectionate address, suitable to the circum- 
stances. Immediately after, brother Cyrus Shaw, according 
to previous arrangement, was chosen and set apart to the 
ofiice ot Deacon by laying on of hands and prayer. 

The whole service was interesting, and we are encour- 
aged to hope that, as the God of Mercy is bestowing on this 
little, loving band, outward favors, so he will abundantly 
satisfy them with the fatness of his house and drink of the 
river of his pleasure." 

It is not to be inferred that public worship was wholly 
neglected at Craigies Mills prior to the organization of the 
churches, for the school-house was always at the disposal 
of itenerent preachers and visiting ministers often discoursed 
in private residences or in the open air, weather permiting. 
The Convention minutes mention but two pastors of this 
church, the first being Elder Robert C. Starr, licensed by 
the church in Warren in 181 1 and ordained an evangelist in 
1816. He became the pastor of the church of Poland and 
Oxford in 1838 and after one years service, resigned. 

In March 1843, Timoth}^ Bailey was ordained pastor of 
the church in Oxford and officiated one year. 

The society was a constituent of The Oxford Association 
of Baptist Churches and was continued on its roll until 1854 
although not represented at its meetings after 1849. The 
first delegate was Dea. Cyrus Shaw, who was succeeded in 
1832 by Joshua Taylor and Alpheus Drake. Elder Taylor 
lived in the old Greely house at the foot of Greely hill for 



Annals of Oxford. 95 

several years ; he was a preacher and often conducted the 
services of the church. Elder E. S. Byron was one of the 
delegates in 1842 and is remembered as an acceptable sup- 
ply. Samuel Littlefield succeeded Mr. Shaw in the office of 
Deacon and frequently attended the Association. In 1837 
the church in Poland united with it, and for three years 
it went under the name of the Church of Poland and Oxford. 
Others of record, representing the church in meetings of 
the Association, were Deacons Alden Chandler and D. Dud- 
ley, and Bros. Dennis Hayes, Peter Dennin and J. Cain. 

Showing the puritanic simplicity of the denomination, we 
note that at the Association in 1833, a vote was passed rec- 
ommending the discontinuance of mourning apparel, as a 
practice useless and expensive. The returns of 1835 give 
to the church in Poland 18 members, to that in Oxford, 16 
and the united churches returned in 1837, 46 members. 

A summary statement in 1843, probably the last publish- 
ed, gives original number of members, 17, admitted by let- 
ter, 36, by baptism, 20, total, 73. Of these 10 had been 
dismissed , 7 expelled, 6 died, 4 lost and i dropped, leaving 
present membership 45. 

The Baptist meeting-house was burned on the tenth day 
February, 1845. There had been a driving snow-storm for 
two days, clearing at night ; in the morning Mr. Hayes open- 
ed the building for the purpose of clearing out the snow and 
built fires in the stoves to dry it off. Soon after he left the 
building it was discovered to be on fire and its distruction 
was complete. The insurance went to the heirs of the build- 
er, and whilst the Baptists never had an insurable interest 
in their meeting-house, its destruction was a death blow to 
the Baptist Church in Oxford. 

The remainder of this chapter is composed of extracts, 
with some interpolations, from a lecture delivered by Hon. 
John J. Perry, in the lecture course, at Oxford in 1873. 

**Mr. Job Cushman felled the first trees that were cut in 
this town, on the hill westerly from Mr. Sullivan Fuller's 
homestead. He with the other very early settlers came by a 
spotted line through the wilderness from New Gloucester. 

Soon after he commenced clearing Gen. Isaac Bolster (he 
later moved to Paris) began on what was afterward known 
as the Abram Dean farm. Mr. John Caldwell soon follow- 
ed with a Mr. Campbell. Peter Thayer, Eliab Richmond, 



96 Annals of Oxford. 

James Holmes and others. Mr. James Soule opened the first 
hotel in town on the place now occupied by Abial Pratt 
and Nathan Dudley near George Robinson's. He kept his 
tavern in a small house and subsequently built the large 
house, now occupied by said Pratt and Dudley, with spe- 
cial reference to making it a hotel. The road which leads 
by the old Soule tavern was for many years the great tho- 
roughfare from all up country to Portland. 

The pioneers were an excellant class of men, scarcely 
one of them had any property when they came here, but 
they had noble wives, real helpmates, who blessed them 
with numerous mindful sons and daughters and, with hard- 
ly an exception, all acquired a handsome property. 

JEanufaetures* 

The keen business eye of Mr. Whitney, the efficient 
agent of Dr. Craigie, very early spied out the valuable wa- 
ter power of the outlet of Thompson Pond and a saw-mill 
was among the first buildings to be erected. Soon after a 
grist-mill was built and put into operation and these 
gave the name to the village, also to the Post Office, 
even at the present time letters are occasionally received 
directed to Craigies Mills. Later a three storied building, 
about sixty feet long and forty feet wide, was erected on 
the opposite side of the stream, above the bridge, but for 
what purpose it was built I never knew ; there is a tradition 
however that it was designed for a flour mill. 

Dr. Craigie and the early settlers entertained the idea that 
the region would be an excellant wheat country, and with 
good reason, for wheat was for many years a sure crop, 
yielding bountifully. The building was never much used 
for manufacturing purposes although it always went 
by the name of "The Factory", probably a name giv- 
en by the builders and on account of a portion of it being 
used for carding wool and dressing homespun by water- 
power. Mr. Whitney's note-book, under date of Sept. 13, 
1825, mentions "the factory so called belonging to S. H. 
and Alonzo King", and it is subsequently noted in a deed 
to correct an error in previous descriptions, that the Kings 
were to have one third of the water privilege, but not to 
build upon the land any building for other purposes than 
carding wool, manufacturing cloth and for the purposes of 
the clothing business. The Kings used a part of the build- 
ing for a store and had living rooms in it, the building gen- 



Annals of Oxford. 97 

erally was occupied as a tenement. Independence Day 
was first celebrated in this town in 1827, Simeon Perkins 
Esq., Preceptor of Hebron Academy, gave the oration and 
Col. Samuel H. King acted as Marshal and read the Decla- 
ration of Independence. The public dinner was given in the 
Factory and the patriotic denizens of Craigies Mills led 
the merry dance, in the same room, the live long night. 

In the winter of 1836 the building was destroyed by fire 
and three years later a brick building, of about the same 
dimension, was erected upon its site and subsequently en- 
larged by the addition of thirty feet to the end next the 
street. Lightning, fire and new methods have caused an 
entire change in the interior but the brick walls of the old 
factory yet stand substantially unchanged, a wing to the 
great mill. Gillett & Bridges, manufacturers of cassimeres 
and satinets, were first operators in the new factory and they 
were succeeded by Messrs. Stevens, Sherburne, Jones & Du- 
rell, and perhaps others, the mill not being constantly^in 
operation. The Oxford Woolen INIanufacturing Co. was in- 
corporated in 1849 with Harrison J. Libby, Francis O. Lib- 
by, James B. Libby, Hanson M. Hart, Henry B. Hart 
and William Kimb all Pofortland and Orrin Jones and Abiel 
M. Jones of Oxford. The report of William W. Virgin in 
the census of 1850 gives the product of the mill for the year 
ending June first, as 156,000 yards of woolen cloth, valued 
at $39,000., manufactured at a cost of $33,000. Mr. John 
Hall, a practical clothier, born in England and educated in 
his home mills, introduced new methods into the factory 
and after running it for a time in his own name, he induced 
Mr. Joseph Robinson, a fellow countryman and an ex- 
pert dyer, to become a partner. Mr. Robinson had traveled 
extensively, had been employed in both foreign and domes- 
tic mills and was well informed in the details of manufact- 
uring woolens. He was endowed with great physical and 
mental energy , perhaps over self reliant for a junior part- 
ner, as we find him very soon after his settlement in town, 
having the controlling interest in the factory. His first move 
was to increase the water power by putting in a stronger 
dam and raising the water level in the pond about two feet. 
For the privilege of so doing he paid $1,900. for the Farris 
tannery rights, to Mrs. Hayes $2,100. for the grist mill 
rights, $1,800. to the towns of Oxford, Otisfield and Casco 
for ruined bridges etc. and to sixty-three farmers around the 



98 Annals of Oxford. 

pond, for flowage rights, $5,200., thus converting the pond 
into a storage reservoir of about eight square miles of unfail- 
ing water power. This large expenditure did not prevent 
litigation, the average yankee is never so happy as when 
"he has a case in court" for, if he wins, he knows himself 
to be the champion of justice and if he looses, he believes 
himself a martyr of righteousness. With enlarged mills and 
signs of prosperity came new claimants and the courts were 
a long time finding how much the the lumber interest was in- 
jured by the new dam, which prevented rafting logs to the 
river by way of the "outlet". In 1862 the Robinson Manu- 
facturing Co., consisting of Joseph Robinson, Harrison J. 
and Francis O. Libby was incorporated with an investment 
of about $300,000., employing 170 persons and producing 
13,000 yards of cloth per week. Mr. Robinson was the dis- 
coverer of a more beautiful shade of blue than any other 
dyer could produce and for a number of years his blues had 
an immense "run" at exceedingly remunerative prices. It 
is a noteworthy fact that no strike or labor trouble of any 
kind ever occurred in connection with any of the four mills 
of which he was either superintendent or owner. 

In 1828 Luther Carman was operating a machine shop 
near the saw mill, perhaps succeeding David Pierce & Co. 
He made a specialty of thrashing machines but filled orders 
for almost any kind of machinery. His shop was burned in 
the winter of 1836 and he immediately rebuilt a two story 
wooden shop at the other end of the bridge where the "red 
mill" now stands, to which he added an iron foundry there- 
by materially increasing his business. He was again burn- 
ed out in the winter of 1846 and soon after removed his bu- 
siness to Bridgton Centre. 

Woodward's mill was built about 1820. Caleb Woodward 
came from Dedham where he had been employed as farm- 
er by Judge Haven one of the Craigie heirs. He located on 
the west bank of the river near the bridge , the outlet of 
Thompson pond running through his land. He put in a log 
dam, built a mill and engaged in manufacturing lumber: 
he furnished the materials for the Congregationalist church. 

The Hayesville Cotton Manufacturing Co. was incorpo- 
rated in 1846 with Dennis Hayes, James Woodbury, Sam- 
uel Small, Samuel H. Tewksbury and George Gould incor- 
porators. They bought out Capt. Woodward, increased the 
water power, erected a large wooden building for a factory 



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and dwelling houses for the operatives, changing the rural 
stillness of that section of the village to the hum of busy 
life. The census returns of June ist, 1850 give the product 
of the mill, for the preceeding year, 416,000 yards of sheet- 
ing, at the cost of $27,000. and valued at $33,280. A few 
weeks later the mill "shut down" and in November of the 
same year the "Cotton Factory" was totally destroyed by a 
fire, probably of incendary origin. The corporation did not 
survive the loss, but the water power has continued, inter- 
mittently, in use manufacturing small wares from hard 
and soft woods. Walter H. Thomas and Isaiah Dunn saw- 
ed staves, Solon Rawson, James H. Chapman made shovel 
handles, B. F. Sturtevant made shoe pegs and quantities of 
logs were hauled to these mills to be made into deals, clap- 
boards and shingles. 

A log dam and saw mill was subsequently built on the 
Little Androscoggin, at what is now Welchville, by Bena- 
jah Pratt Jr., George Robinson and Nathan, Ezra and Sam- 
uel Wright. Capt. Woodward claimed that his mill privi- 
lege was seriously damaged b}^ the back water and sued for 
relief. In his relation of the proceedings, he always men- 
tioned the parties as "The Combined Powers". In 1836 Mr. 
John Welch, a wealthy Boston merchant, began making in- 
vestments and soon became the largest land holder in town. 
He built a commodious dwelling and outbuildings on the riv- 
er bank, near the saw mill and under his influence quite a 
village spnmg up which yet keeps fresh his memory by its 
name Welchville. After the death of Mr. Welch, Mr. Geo. 
W. King , of Portland, came into the possession of many 
acres of lumber rights in the vicinity and the mill was kept 
busy by him for several years. Mr. John Harper, a prac- 
tical clothier, born in Scotland, concluding the water power 
adequate, erected a medium sized wooden mill for the man- 
ufacture of repellents and flannels and for more than thirty 
years successfully operated the same, first in his own name 
and later under the corporate name of "The Harper Man- 
ufacturing Co.". The mill was destroyed b}^ fire Sept. 30, 
1891 and has not been rebuilt, the water power however 
continues to be utiHzed. The Mousam Manufacturing Co. 
established itself here for the making of leatherboard, under 
the management of Mr. Emery Andrews ; after a few years 
he removed the machinery to Saccarappa and later to Ken- 
nebunk where a large business is permanently established. 



100 Annals of Oxford. 

David Webber, a potter, came from New Hampshire in 
1817 and built up an extensive business in earthen ware, 
especially in milk pans and bean pots, then indespensible 
in housekeeping, supplying the households for miles about. 
He was also a brickmaker as were his sons and successors. 
An excellant quality of clay is found in various places in 
town and others engaged in brickmaking, increasing this in- 
dustry to a degree of importance, and in 1832, the town 
choose an Inspector of bricks and brickmoulds. Other in- 
dustries should perhaps be mentioned under this head , for 
there appears to have been unusual activity among the in- 
habitants devising opportunities for bread winners in villa- 
ges. The Oxford Manufacturing Co. was incorporated by 
the Legislature in March, 1837, for the purpose of manu- 
facturing cotton, wool, iron and steel on their own land 
and privileges ; and to erect mills, dams, works, machines 
and dig such canals as may be necessary for carrying on 
these branches of trade ; and may have and hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding $100,000. The 
corporators were Winthrop B. Norton, Jacob Tewksbury 
Samuel H. King, Dennis Hayes, John J. Perry and 
Charles Durell. I find no evidence of proceedings under 
this charter unless it be the building of the old brick mill, 
and the canal project never materialized. 

The average wages in 1850, for mechanics, was $1.20 
per day, board $1.50 per week, farm hand, 67 cents per 
day with board, 88 cents without board, or $11. per month 
and board. Female domestic, $1. per week. 

JEiUtars* 

The old fashioned military trainings were in their day a 
notable institution of the country ; every able bodied man 
between 18 and 45 had to train. First a May training and 
inspection, 2d a fall training and 3d the general muster. 
These were holly days for the boys especially the musters. 
At trainings the company officers exercised their men in 
the manual of arms and company evolutions, the martial 
spirit being stimulated by frequent quaffs of New England 
rum sweetened with molasses, the ofllicers *'treat", carried 
around by the corporals in water pails and drank from new 
tin dippers. Every body went to "muster", the gorgeous up- 
parel of the field ofiicers and uniformed companies and the 
intricacies of the regimental drill were not all the attractions 
of a ''Brigade muster", the pail and dipper before mention- 



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ed circulated freely, while baked beans, brown bread, hard 
gingerbread and cider supplied victuals, drink and some- 
times lodging. The clarion notes of the old copper bugles, 
with their martial accompaniments, military commands, 
shoutings of hawkers and exhorters, rivaled the commotion 
of a Donnybrook Fair. National troops have a uniform pre- 
scribed by law, but no special change in dress was required 
of the state militia and not infrequently, disapproval of the 
militia law was manifested by grotesque dress and equip- 
ments of militiamen. The state law permitted the organiza- 
tion of, so called, independant companies, regularly com- 
missioned and attached, which were allowed to have a 
name in addition to their regimental letter and to wear a 
uniform of their own choosing, the same being no expense 
to the state. There was more or less rivalry between these 
companies, not entirely for drill and discipline, for the plau- 
dits of the throng on the muster field were given to generous 
officers and handsome uniforms. In 1838 a company of a- 
bout fifty men was organized in this town with Luther Car- 
man, Captain, John J. Perry, Lieutenant and John G. 
Burns, Ensign. It was known as the "Oxford Light Infan- 
try" and was uniformed with white jackets and pants trim- 
med with black velvet, black velvet caps with waving os- 
trich plumes of the same color. The company continued in 
commission for about six years, Capt. Carman being suc- 
ceeded by Capts. Perry, in 1840, Burns, in 1842, Pingree, 
1842, Morton, in 1843. Lieut. Perry was succeeded by 
Lieuts. Burns, Pingree, Morton and Brooks. Ens. Burns 
was succeeded by Luther F. Pingree, Elisha Morton, Chas. 
B. Brooks and Levi T. Booth by. This was company B ist 
Regt. ist Brig. 6th Div. Company A was also an Oxford 
company but was one of the "Slam Bangs" as ununiformed 
companies were called. The Madawaska war gave both 
companies the opportunity to show their courage and pat- 
riotism. A draft was ordered by lot, on a February Sun- 
day, the people were greatly excited and attended in mass, 
a pathetic scene as described but made ludicrous by subse- 
quent events. There appears to have been some informality 
in this draft for in April the whole regiment was ordered to 
Paris Hill to make another draft. Through snow and mud 
the embryo soldiers tramped to the rendezvous. Col. Orri- 
son Ripley was in command and a draft was made. The 
conscripts were granted a few days furlough to arrange 



102 Annals of Oxford. 

their business before starting for the seat of war. The con- 
scripts were taken to Augusta by Capt. Welch on his big 
horse team, starting from Pike's tavern, previous to which 
such consolation as the bar afforded was given by the land- 
lord. After a few days in camp at Augusta the troops were 
discharged. The militia laws are changed and May train- 
ings and September musters are a dream. 

Casualtttesi* 

Tradition has it that prior to the settlement of the town 
one Thompson attempting to cross the pond was drowned, 
but in so doing is immortalized in "Lake Thompson". Mr. 
Hogan realized a like distinction at less cost , for he is re- 
ported to have been crossing the pond, that bears his name, 
upon the ice, which giving way, he lost his horse and sled 
but saved his life. In the early days of the Academy, one 
of its students was drowned while bathing in Matthews 
pond and this event is said to have named the pond, but as 
this little sheet of water has had other names, the name of 
the unfortunate lad may not have been Matthew. Neither 
of the above names appear in the lists of early settlers al- 
though the widow Eunice Hogan is named, in 1786, as one 
of the heirs of John Tucker of New Gloucester. 

The drowning accidents are not all traditional ; a nephew 
of Major Norton, a member of his family and a young man 
of much promise, while trying to save the Major's mill prop- 
erty , at the time of a great freshet, was thrown from the 
dam into the raging flood by his pike getting caught in the 
rapidly moving logs. His body was not found until the wa- 
ter subsided. Nathan Coy, an estimable citizen, while at- 
tempting the rescue of one of his children from the river, 
near his own house, June 22, 1849, was drowned. Wonder- 
ful to relate, the boy was rescued. Charley, the bright 
little six year old boy of Seth T. Holbrook, was drowned in 
the outlet, November, 1853. He was an only son and the 
whole town was moved in sympathy for the bereaved par- 
ents. A melancholy event happened on Friday June 9, 
187 1. S. E Verrill, ph3^sician, J. C. Barker, mill operative 
and Robert Edgecomb, barber, popular young men in the 
village, were sailing on Thompson Pond when their boat 
was capsized by a sudden squall and all were drowned. The 
accident was seen from the Otisfield shore but they were bu- 
ried in the waves before help could reach them. 

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ing offered by the numerous ponds and streams in the town 
have ever been the terror ol Oxford mothers. 

Husbandry has its perils, Peter Thayer, one of the early 
settlers, survived unscathed the hazards of the Revolution, 
to be instantly killed by a falling tree, February 2, 1788. 
The tree was felled by Eliab Richmond, a neighbor and 
friend and it is remarkable that Mr. R. was himself instant- 
killed, forty-three years later by falling from a load of hay. 
One other resident of the town, Thomas T. Small, was kill- 
ed by a falling tree aud Chancey Bonney was made help- 
less for life, his back broken by a like accident. 

Disastrous fires have consumed much valuable property, 
the first mentioned being the spacious mansion of Hon. J. 
S. Keith, burned at night in 1834, supposed to have caught 
from a defective chimney. He rebuilt upon the same spot. 
In January 1836 the large machine shop of Capt. Luther 
Carman, west side of Main street, was entirely consumed 
in the night, the fire extending to the saw mill and crossing 
the stream set fire to the "Old Factors'" which was then oc- 
cupied by two or three families. This was a great loss to 
the village, for a time nearly paralyzing business. 

The Baptist meeting-house was burnt in the day time in 
February, 1845 and in 1852 a large wooden building an 
Main street, front of the present large mill, built by Dennis 
Hayes and occupied by Edward T. Cushman for a grocery 
and dry-goods store was burned with its contents in a night. 
Golden dreams that gave the name "California" to the 
lower end of Oxford village, ended in smoke in a cold Nov- 
ember night in 1850, when the big cotton mill was laid low. 
In 1854 the brick mill standing on the spot now occupied 
by what is called the "Old Brick Mill" was burned with all 
its machinery. A portion of the walls were left standing and 
incorporated into the new mill, built on its ruins. 

In 1855 the dwelling house and stable of Seth T. Hol- 
brook, standing where Mr. Walker's house now stands, was 
burned in the night, being the second building burned on 
that very spot. In 1856, on a pleasant Sunday morning, 
the spacious mansion erected by Dr. Jacob Tewksbury and 
occupied by his son the Rev'd. George F., was burned. 
The fire was the result of negligence on the part of a serv- 
ant in not giving proper attention to some cottons that she 
hung upon the stove funnel to dry. Mr. Tewksbury rebuilt 
upon the same lot. 



104 Annals of Oxford. 

The Robinson Manufacturing Co. met with a very se- 
vere loss by fire in 1867 and the Harper Mill was burned in 
1891. Another notable fire was the burning of the home of 
Capt. Manson, historic as the mansion house of the "Crai- 
gie Farm". 

.Societies* 

The first Lyceum or debating society organized in town 
was in 1827, in school district No. 6. The meetings were 
in the school house, usually well attended and the debates 
spirited and interesting. In 1837 a debating society was or- 
ganized in the 3d district, with Col. Samuel H. King, pres- 
ident and Seth T. Holbrook, secretary. It was first called 
the "Oxford Forensic Club" and was kept alive during the 
fall and winter seasons until the spring of 1849. The name 
however was changed in 1840 to "Independent Order of 
Oxford Bears". Readings from a paper called the "Village 
Budget", edited by Tim Jones junior, with locals by Tim- 
othy Smighter, Aaron Pownder, Nathan Thunder and oth- 
ers. The editors letter-box was nailed upon Durell's store 
near the entrance to Squire Perry's office, he being sus- 
pected of having intimate relations with the editor. Articles 
of literary merit were often contributed, but the Budget was 
expected to rather amuse than instruct, and as all commu- 
nications were anonymous, most were personal and some 
spiced with malice. The leading questions of the day were 
debated, religious, scientific, social and political ; but few 
news-papers were circulated in town, yet these were well di- 
gested and most of the members of the club sufficiently well 
informed to discuss with equanimity, save the occasions of a 
political turn in a discussion, made a red hot time. On 
one occasion the club, after protracted arguments pro and 
con, voted twenty to five, in favor of a resolution "that doc- 
tors and lawyers do more evil than good in the communi- 
ty". The decision was most likely on the arguments offer- 
ed rather than the abstract question, for the town has ever 
dealt more generously with its doctors and lawyers than with 
its ministers. During Mr. Chute's ministry a Beethovan Club 
was organized to supply church music. The club occasion- 
ally gave concerts in this and surrounding towns , cultivat- 
ing a taste for good music that has never been lost. While 
all of the organizors are entitled to much credit, more is due 
to Mr. William F. Chaffin for his refiined taste and consu- 
mate skill as the musical director. He with his brother Jos- 



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eph and John J. Perry sang tenor; Miss Diana Shaw, Mrs. 
J. J. Perry, Mrs. L. F. Pingree, IS'Iiss Maria Mussey and 
Miss Imogine Marr sang soprano ; Miss Frances Norton and 
Miss Harriet Marr sang alto and Messrs. S. H. Tewksbury, 
William Mussey, L. F. Pingree, Solon Rawson and Aaron 
Faunce sang bass. The instrumental part was furnished by 
Dr. Tewksbury's double bass viol, his son Jacob's violin and 
Capt. Carman's clarionet. All were lovers of music, meet- 
ing often for study and practice ; and their spirited render- 
ing of those grand old anthems, "Coronation", "Putney", 
"Braintree" and others, stirred the hearts of listeners as if in 
reality, "The angel of the Lord came down, and glory 
show^n around". 

An excessive use of spirits was the occasion of much dis- 
tress among the early settlers, not very many had confirmed 
habits of intoxication, but rum and other liquors were an im- 
portant constituent in the stock of every general store ; dis- 
pensed to drink on the premises, at three cents a gill, as well 
as by quart or gallon ; the sales of some traders are said to 
have been a hogshead a week. It was considered as indis- 
pensable as tea or sugar in family supplies and used as a 
specific for every ailment, imaginary or real. 

Temperance Societies were formed in this State as early 
as 1827 ; the Oxford County Society organizing at Paris in 
1829, the members engaging to adopt a total^ abstinence in 
reference to the use of "ardent spirits as a drink". In Jan. 
1833 the society voted that a committee of one or more gen- 
tlemen in every town in the county, be appointed to procure 
subscribers to the constitution. J. S. Keith and S. H. King 
were appointed for Oxford. At the second annual meeting 
of the Maine Temperance Society, held at Augusta, Feb. 
1834, it was reported that a temperance society had been 
organized at Oxford with 125 members; Dr. Jacob Tew^ks- 
bury being president and Giles Shurtleff , secretary.^ About 
the year 1842 the Washingtonion movement, beginning in a 
small way at Baltimore, spread like wildfire throughout the 
country. Exhorters were heard at every "crossroads" and 
almost everybody took the pledge ; all however did not keep 
it, but a marked improvement in the sentiment and^ habits 
of the community is easily traced to Washingtonionism. 

Secret societies for mutual benefit and the cultivation of 
the cardinal virtues have supplanted most of the old social 
organizations in town and nearly all of those who were 



106 Annals of Oxford. 

members have been added to the invisible hosts and in the 
place of some dear presence is but empty space, for death 
regards not the pleasing intercourse and improving joys of 
friendship. 

Personal Noticrs* 

Horace Baker came to Oxford in the spring of 1842, 
succeeding Joseph Chaffin, as a trader, in the Maj. Norton 
store, and occupying a dwelling house, near at hand, on 
Pleasant street. The store was of two stories, the front 
chamber being occupied by Esquire Keith for his law of- 
fice, the remainder of the building affording scant room for 
an always carefully selected stock from which to supply the 
needs of housekeeping. Mr. Chaffin was often employed as 
clerk before Mr. Baker's children were large enough to 
keep store, both however were early learned to lend a hand 
and one or the other were usually assisting their father when 
out of school. The clerical ability of his son Thomas was 
early recognized by the freeholders who made him Town 
Clerk about as soon as he came of age and retained him in 
office for 27 years. Increase of population and new meth- 
ods of doing business necessitated more room and the large 
store on Main street, opposite the head of Pleasant street, 
was built by him on the site of the first store in town, built by 
Abner Shaw. Mr. Baker died in 1870, Thomas continued 
the business until 1885 when he removed to Portland. 

Mr. Baker was a conscientiously honest man, quietly and 
constantly attending to his own business and never interfer- 
ing with that of others. He was one of the few whigs in 
town and in politics, like all other matters, he was very 
steadfast but he had no time to quarrel with those of a dif- 
ferent faith and would never consent to be a candidate for 
public office. 

Rev. Isaac Carlton was called to the pastorate of 
the Congregationalist Church in the spring of 1839 , to suc- 
ceed Mr. Chute and moved into the one storied brick house, 
on the east side of Main street, this was built for a parsonage 
and recently occupied by Mr. Chute. About i860 this estate 
came into the possession of Dr. Hersey who remodeled the 
buildings and grounds into his present picturesque homestead. 
The two pastors were unlike in many ways ; both were 
good men and carefully educated for the ministry. Mr. Carl- 
ton had less appearance of culture and refinement than Mr. 



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Chute, who was a scholarly man of fine presence, tall and 
erect. As a public speaker his address was graceful, his 
argument logical and convincing ; the choir had his cordial 
support and his meetings were well attended. Mr. Carlton 
was of medium size, modest and somewhat reserved but not 
lacking in tact. He made no attempt for oratorical effect, 
but prepared and delivered his discourses, which were in- 
variably orthodox, for the purposes of instruction rather 
than entertainment. The "great revival" occurred early in 
his administration, for ten weeks, meetings were held day 
and evening, and a large number were added to the church. 
Mr. Carlton never received a living salary, although never 
a robust man, he contributed largely to the support of his 
family by industrious labor on his farm. The Washington- 
ion and other movements for the promotion of temperance 
and sobriety had his hearty indorsement, his good works a 
vindication of his faith. Several years before his death his 
health failed and he uncomplainingly awaited the inevitable, 
which occured on the fifth day of January, 1858. 

Capt. Luther Carman was a townsman born ; he 
was commissioned Lieutenant of Co. A militia, in 1826 and 
Captain of the same company six years later. He was the 
first Captain of the Oxford Light Infantry, serving about 
two years. He was the most ingenious mechanic that ever 
lived in these parts ; there was scarcely any kind of mech- 
anism that he did not understand. A horse power thrash- 
ing machine, invented and patented by him proved a great 
success ; they were manufactured and sold at his shop for 
many seasons. He made an engine to be worked by hand 
power, which placed upon the grist mill floom near the 
bridge, was expected to be efficient in carrying a contin- 
uous stream of water to the top of the adjacent buildings. 
The marvelous thing about this machine was that it could 
draw and discharge water at the same time. The experi- 
mental trials attracted all the villagers and the men on the 
brakes were in honor. Memory may be in fault but the 
writer does not recall the machine in practical use. He had 
a passion for music and in an amateur way, made musical 
instruments, a very good organ and a respectable piano- 
forte being among the number. He was reported to have 
invented a perpetual motion, which was never perfected by 
reason of the loss of his working model, when his shop was 



108 Annals of Oxford. 

burned in the w inter of 1846, the night after the first trial 
of it in the presence of a few confidential friends. The Cap- 
tain was a public spirited citizen, a kind hearted neighbor 
and a good jovial fellow. Soon after being burned out a 
second time he removed to Bridgton, where died in 1874. 

Charles Durell, was born in Newton, Mass. Jan'y. 
5, 1797. His youth was spent in Paris; he lived for a few 
years in Boston and Portland ; from the later place he re- 
moved to Oxford in 1835, occupying the house that his 
wife's brother, Alonzo King , had built for himself, and en- 
gaging in trade in the store, corner of King and Main Sts. 
He accepted the appointment of Post Master in 1844, s^^" 
ceeding Esquire Keith, who kept the office in Baker's store 
with Mr. Chaffin as his deputy. The office was more of re- 
sponsibility and care than of profit, the salary being based 
upon the income and amounting, the previous year, to only 
$44.68. Grover Waterhouse's tri-weekly stage brought the 
mail, and the noise and sight of the brilliantly painted 
coach , drawn by four or six horses, on the road between 
Paris Hill and Portland, often loaded inside and out with 
jovial passengers, was always attractive. The postal rates 
were, at the time, on a single letter composed of one piece 
of paper, for a distance not exceeding thirty miles, six 
cents, with increasing rates, according to distance, to twen- 
ty-five cents for over four hundred miles. If the letter 
v/eighed one ounce, a quadruple postage was charged, and 
proportionately for increased weight. Postage could be pre- 
paid or collected on delivery. Post Masters were required 
to make a record of all letters ; their own mail was free. 

Mr. Durell continued to serve as Post Master as long as 
he lived and was succeeded in store and office by his only 
son, Charles Franklin. His store was several times enlarg- 
ed to accommodate his growing trade and the products of 
his land evinced his skill in horticulture. He rejoiced in 
the wife of his youth and his heart trusted in her. *'She 
looked well to the ways of her household and eat not the 
bread of idleness ; her children rise up and call her bless- 
ed". He was neither grasping for money nor ambitious for 
fame, nor had he any special love for official life, although 
he cheerfully gave his time to various town offices and in 
state legislature. He was faithful and capable iu the dis- 
charge of every duty, loving his family, true to his friends 



Annals of Oxford. 109 

and charitable lo all. An opinion once formed was seldom 
reversed, and every act of life seemed to be carefully weigh- 
ed, every word measured, and a more unassuming person 
is seldom met. He died November 8, 1875. 

Dennis Hayes was born in Barrington, N. H., Jan- 
uary 6, 179S and came with bis parents to Poland in the 
year 1800. He married November 29, 1821, Mary Johnson 
of Poland and had settlement in that town until about 1830, 
when he removed to Harrison, where his wife died. In 1835 
he married Hannah Keith, widow of Cyrus Shaw, and re- 
moved to Craigies Mills, where in the home of his wife his 
children received a mothers care. While his wife did not 
relinquish her title in her late husband's estate, Mr. Hayes 
was given the management and at once commenced making 
improvements. He enlarged the dwelling house built by 
Mr. Shaw, making it convenient for two families. There 
was a large stable for horses, adjacent, and travelers con- 
tinued to be as hospitably entertained as heretofore. A bell 
tower was added to the meeting house and it was otherwise 
made attractive and kept in good repair. He built a family 
tomb on the lot opposite the residence of Esquire Keith, but 
I think it was never occupied. This lot was a part of Mr. 
Shaw's purchase and with his consent was the Bu rying- 
ground of many of the early settlers. They had no title to 
the land and after the meeting-house lot on King street had 
been accepted, some of the bodies were removed, the land 
was devoted to agriculture and nothing marks the resting 
place of forms that come not at an earthly call. He bought the 
old grist mill and replaced it with a substantial brick build- 
ing, supplanting the small deal flume with a large one of 
granite and furnished the mill with approved machinery for 
grinding. He employed Mr. Frost, an experienced miller 
to manage the mill, and rented him a part of his domicile. 
In 1839 he built the brick factory and later a large wooden 
building, on the adjoining lot, for a store for Mr. Cushman. 
His was the moving spirit in the enterprise that resulted 
in the building of the cotton factory in 1846 and in re- 
cognition of his service, the corporation was named "The 
Hayesville Cotton Manufacturing Company". He served 
in town offices, was a Justice of the Peace and an en- 
terprising and public spirited citizen. 
He died July 29, 1859. 



110 Annals of Oxford. 

Hon. Jairus Shaw Keith was born in Bridgewater, 
Mass. August 20, 1793 ; only son of Edward and Betty 
(Shaw) (King) Keith, settled at Paris Hill March, 1801. 
Jairus was fifth in descent from Rev. James, the first min- 
ister of Bridgewater ; he fitted for college at Bridgton Aca- 
demy and was graduated at Brown in the class of 1819. This 
was before the days of rapid transportation, as much time 
was then required to go to Providence, as is now to cross 
the continent. It was the custom of Mr. Keith to make the 
journey on horse back , buying a horse in Paris and selling 
him in Providence. He read law two years with Enoch Lin- 
coln at Paris, and one year each, in the offices of Simon 
Greenleaf and Fessenden & Deblois in Portland. He was 
admitted to the bar in 1823 and engaged in practice at Crai- 
gies Mills, where he won an excellent reputation as a faithful 
attorney and a judicious counsellor. His services were in 
almost constant demand in town ofiices ; he was fourteen 
years Post Master and two years Senator in the state legis- 
lature. He was a born horticulturist loved to till the soil and 
his garden was always a picture lesson for his neighbors. 
He was an exemplary member of the Congregationalist 
Church, his influence was ever on the side of virtue and 
religion and his time was freely given in parish w^ork, ac- 
ceptably filling the offices of Treasurer, Superintendent of 
the Sunday-school and Deacon. His wafe, born in South 
Berwick, was Mary C, daughter of Maj. Winthrop B. 
Norton, a lady of fine culture and most engaging man- 
ners. They were married Nov. 20, 1826, by Rev. Edward 
Payson, and it is reported to have been the last marriage 
solemnized by that eminent divine. Esquire Keith died on 
the sixth day of April, 1849, *^^ funeral services were con- 
ducted by his very dear friend. Rev. George F. Tewks- 
bury, who delivered an eloquent tribute to his worth, which 
was published in the Maine Evangelist of May 24 th. 

CoL. Samuel Hall King was born in Paris, Febru- 
ary 4, 1799, eldest child of Capt. Samuel and Sally (Hall) 
King. He was seventh in line of descent from John King, 
seaman and planter, who was settled before 1640 at a place 
yet known as "Kings Cove", in the town of Weymouth, 
Mass. His father, born in Ra3'nham, came with his uncle 
Jairus Shaw, to Paris in 1793 ; married in 1798 Sally, dau. 
of Jonathan and Lydia (Haven) Hall and settled on the 



Annals of Oxford. Ill 

Asa Barrows farm, on the road northerly of the "Singe- 
pole". In the school of necessity their children acquired 
habits of industry and economy ; the father was a house- 
wright as well as a husbandman and his sons, under his di- 
rection, obtained a practical knowledge of both ; the mother 
was a godly woman, guiding her children in paths of virtue 
and beneficience, Samuel H. received such schooling as 
the district afforded, also for a time attending the Academy 
at Hebron, and was himself a teacher of several winter ses- 
sions of schools in his own and other districts. He took a 
lively interest in the state militia, was commissioned to be 
Ensign of the south company of Paris, by Gov. Brooks of 
Mass., before his arrival at majority. Promotion was rap- 
id, he was appointed Lieut, by Gov. King, in 1820 ; Capt. 
in 1822, Major in 1825 and Lieut. Col. in 1826, by Gov. 
Paris, and in 1827, he was elected Colonel of the ist, Reg. 
1st, Brig. 6th, Division, and received his commission from 
Gov. Lincoln, to take rank from the thirtieth day of June. 
He was honorably discharged April 22, 1833. 

The date of his coming to Craigies Mills is uncertain, 
probably in 1822 or '3 and perhaps, primarily, to teach the 
school. The Shaws were his next door neighbors in Paris, 
and the wife of Cyrus was his father's half sister and may 
have influenced his coming. His brother Alonzo was associ- 
ated with him in business, taught the winter schools, and 
had a prominent place in the management of town affairs 
during his stay. At first the brothers occupied the "Old 
Factory" for a mill, store and dwelling, their sister Sarah, 
(since Mrs. Durell,) being housekeeper; she also taught 
the school. There are circumstances suggesting the occu- 
pation of this building by purchase, but I find no convey- 
ance upon record until 1829, when to correct an error in the 
discription, the Craigie heirs conveyed to the Kings, land, 
and one third of the water privilege, but the use of the lat- 
ter was limited to carding wool, manufacturing cloth and 
the clothing business. In 1825 Maj. King bought a house 
lot, one half acre, of Andrew Foster, et alii, and the same 
year increased his purchase to two and one quarter acres, 
having a frontage of twenty rods on the county road- Rear 
land was subsequently added and failing to convince the 
town of the necessity of a thoroughfare across this land to 
the bridge near Capt. Woodward's mill, he laid out and 
built the road himself. It was accepted as a public way, by 
the town, in 1833 ^^^ ^^ since known as King Street. 



112 Annals of Oxford. 

Before the street was accepted, he built the store on the 
corner opposite his dwelling-house, removed his stock in 
trade from the factory and continued in business there until 
succeeded by Mr. Durell. The country store, in those days, 
was on the department plan, the trader being expected to 
have in stock about everything that could not be raised or 
manufactured in town. Very little money changed hands 
in the daily transactions, for the business was mostly barter 
or credit, and if a farmer's wife brought a box of butter or 
a basket of eggs to exchange for West India or English 
goods, she must first find some person to open the store, for 
the proprietor was usually a farmer or a mechanic and oft- 
en both, as was Mr. King, and was not expected to keep 
his shop constantly open, even during business hours. 

It has been suggested, since the preceeding pages were 
in print, that Daniel Smith, prior to his settlement on Fore 
street, occupied the Durell house and had a small shoemak- 
ers shop on the same lot, before its occupation by Alonzo 
King. After Mr. K, removed to Paris. Dr. Tewksbury 
lived in it while his house on Pleasant street was in process 
of construction. The Oxford Registry shows Col. King to 
have been quite an operator in real estate, his largest pur- 
chase being the balance of the Craigie estate, in 1832, in 
connection with Jacob D. Brown. His interest in this trans- 
action was evidently closed out within a year, reserving 
for himself however, a large tract of what , was then, most- 
ly wild land , but is now within the village limits. From it 
he at once commenced to remove the merchantable lumber 
and fit the land for tillage, and continuing to cultivate the 
same during his residence in this town. He was a member 
of the board of Selectmen of Hebron, had an active part in 
the arrangements for the division of the town and was the 
Chairman of the first board of Selectmen of Oxford. 

His father was a democrat and without doubt his early 
sympathies were with that party, but his experience in the 
factory convinced him of the inability of home manufactur- 
ers to successfully compete with foreign, without the aid of 
a protective tariff ; he therefore joined the whigs on this 
proposition, although it was never the popular party in Ox- 
ford ; nevertheless, he lived to see in power, in town, state 
and nation, a political party in accord with the principles he 
advocated. 
During the "great revival" he joined the Congregation- 



Annals of Oxford. 113 

alist church, being baptised by immersion. He was one of 
the largest subscribers to the fund for the new meeting- 
house, his offer of land for the house and cemetery was ac- 
cepted and in partnership with Capt. Mixer, made the plans 
and done the carpentry of the building. In February, 1845, 
he rented his homestead to George W. Thomas and moved 
to Portland ; all of his estate in Oxford was gradually dis- 
posed of. His purpose in making this change, was to give 
his whole time to his trade, in partnership with his brother 
Jairus, an ingenious housewright, who had removed from 
Paris for this purpose. Soon after his arrival in Portland he 
had an offer of partnership in the country produce and gro- 
cery business, that seemed to promise better, and was ac- 
cepted. The partnership was not long continued ; Mr. King 
succeeded to the business, built for himself a store and a 
dwelling-house on Green street, nearly opposite the old store 
and here spent the remainder of his days. 

Samuel H. and Eliza King were received as members of 
the Free Street Baptist Church, May 30, 1852 and there- 
after done their part to sustain its doctrines and encourage 
its ministry. When the meeting-house was reconstructed in 
1856, Mr. King was the chairman of the building commit- 
tee and its executive. 

Personally, Col. King was a man of commanding pres- 
ence, erect and dignified ; of positive convictions and fear- 
less in expression. His habits of industry were remarkable 
and were usually employed with good judgement, empha- 
sizing the maxim, "whatever is worth doing, is worth doing 
well", and whether in command of his regiment on the Par- 
is muster-field, or superintending his business at home, he 
always exhibited a large amount of physical and mental vi- 
tality. He died in Portland, May 6, 1864. 

His wife was Eliza, daughter of Gilbert and Silence 
(Cole) Shaw of Paris, a woman of strong character and 
affectionate disposition, a model wife and mother, having the 
love and regard of all who knew her. She died after j^ears 
of suffering, borne with christian fortitude, June 22, 1875, 
and was buried by the side of her husband in Evergreen 
Cemetery. 



114 Annals of Oxford. 

Maj. Winthrop Burnham Norton acquired his title 
by service in the militia, attaining the rank of Brigade 
Quarter Master in 1811. He acquired, by purchase, of the 
Craigie heirs and others, a valuable property in and about 
Craigies Mills and was reputed wealthy. He commenc- 
ed to buy real estate in Hebron in the summer of 1825, 
probably influenced by the expectation that his daughter 
Mary was soon to make it her home, but probably he did 
not actually change his residence until later. The Portland 
Directory, of 1826, locates Winthrop B. Norton & Son, 
(Nathaniel,) grocers, opposite the new market house; res- 
idence, west corner of Congress and Elm streets. This 
house had been occupied by Dr. Aaron Kinsman and was 
purchased of his executor, by Mr. Norton, in 182 1, and 
sold by him to Capt. Asa Clapp in 1833. 

Maj. Norton was a trader in South Berwick before his 
settlement in Portland and he continued in the same line 
after coming to Craigies Mills, in a store erected under his 
supervision, adjoining his dwelling-house. His house, cor- 
ner of Main and Pleasant streets, was the best in town, at 
the time of his occupancy. It was designed for a hotel, af- 
ter plans furnished by Dr. Craigie and was considered a 
very attractive house. George Holbrook, Flavil Bartlett 
and Thomas Clark are mentioned as landlords and there 
were probably others ; Mr. Clark was chosen Register of 
Deeds and removed to Paris. The saw and grist mills were 
included in Mr. Nortons holdings, the latter he gave into 
the keeping of Edmund Rand, who was not only the miller, 
but '<man of all work" in the Major's household. *'Ned" 
was a jolly, fun loving fellow, who liked every body and 
every body liked him ; *'he never striked his toll dish with 
the back of his hand up". Maj. Norton was a thorough 
business man, energetic and industrious himself, he was 
ready and willing to help those who tried to help them- 
selves, but he had no mercy for evil workers, idlers and 
loafers. He was orthodox in religious life, a strict Sabbata- 
rian, in his household all secular labor was suspended with 
the going down of the Saturday sun, and not resumed until 
the earth had completed one entire revolution. 

He was for some time afflicted with a slow paralysis 
which terminated fatally on the 21st day July, 1844, in his 
77th year. No man ever lived in Oxford more deservedly 
respected. 



Annals of Oxford. 115 

Rev. Dan Perry, son of Jasiel and Betsey (Hicks) 
Perry, was born in Rehoboth, Mass. August 5th , 1779. In 
1802 he joined the New England Conference and was as- 
signed to a circuit extending from the Penobscot River to 
the Green Mountains. In 181 2, his health having become 
somewhat impaired, he settled upon one of the lots, in He- 
bron, bought by his father-in-law, John Caldwell, of Alex- 
ander Shepard in 1787. He supported himself and family 
by tillage until 1834, when he was readmited to the Con- 
ference and continued in the list of actives until 1848, when 
his name was entered upon the roll of superannuates. This 
relation he sustained until released by death, December 16, 
1864. During his residence in Hebron he often preached 
and conducted devotional meetings, and officiated at nearly 
all of the weddings and funerals in the neighborhood. 

He took an active interest in politics, was the first to re- 
present the new town of Oxford in the Legislature and was 
again elected in 1833. He was the first town clerk, serving 
six years, a large portion of the time serving as treasurer 
also. His declining years were spent in Oxford village, re- 
sidence next to that of his son John. 

Hon. John Jasiel Perry, son of Rev. Dan, was born 
in Portsmouth, N. H., August 2d, 181 1. He obtained his 
education in the town schools and at the Kent's Hill Semin- 
ary, working five hours a day, on the seminary farm, for 
his board. After leaving school, he helped his father on the 
farm summers, taught school winters and, for a time, was 
engaged in mercantile prusuits. In 1844 he was admitted 
to the Bar at Paris, and immediately opened an office in Ox- 
ford, where for over thirty years he had a large clientage. 
He removed to Portland in 1875, where he continued in 
the practice of his profession until his death. May 2, 1897. 
Mr. Perry was much in public life, a very active Democrat 
until the formation of the Republican party, which he helped 
to organize, and afterwards gave his support. For twelve 
years he was the political editor of the Oxford Democrat ; 
he had an appointment on the Staff of Gov. Fairfield, was 
Captain of the Light Infantry, and for seven years Major- 
General in the Militia. He represented the town in the Leg- 
islature, for four terms, and the county in the Senate, two 
terms. He was Clerk of the House in 1854, a member of 
the Executive Council in 1866 and '67, a member of the 
34th and 36th Congress, and a Trustee of the State Reform 



116 Annals of Oxford. 

School from 1886. In early life he united with the Method- 
ist Church and for a half century was a teacher in the Sun- 
day School ; also contributing liberally to the support of the 
ministry, and sei*ving in nearly all of the various offices in- 
cumbent upon laymen. 

Dea. Cyrus Shaw, son of Abner and Abigail (Eaton) 
Shaw, bought his homestead lot , (corner of Pleasant and 
Main streets,) in 1816; a previous purchase is however 
mentioned in Mr. Whitney's note book, of no acres on the 
easterly bank of "Craigies Mill Pond", between Stephen 
Perry's land and the Richardson lot, on the county road to 
Poland. Mr. Shaw was born March 25, 1790; his parents 
born in Middleborough, lived there and in Mansfield, and 
came to Paris in 1792, locating on the Hebron road, north 
slope of the Singe Pole. Abner Shaw, housewright, an el- 
der brother of Cyrus, came to Craigies Mills about 1812 
from Otisfield. He built a small store opposite the head of 
Pleasant street and engaged in trade, being the pioneer trad- 
er at the Mills. Cyrus bought him out, but he continued to 
reside in the village, working at his trade and in the saw- 
mill, until his death, October 16, 1858. 

Cyrus was also a housewright and built several buildings 
in this place ; he was small in stature, possessed of wonder- 
ful vitality, energy and perseverance ; "as a live go ahead 
business man he had few equals." He was a Justice of the 
Peace, Post Master, Deacon of the Baptist Church, on the 
inside of almost every venture started to promote the pros- 
perity of the village. His wife a woman of superior ability, 
like himself, a worker, their business prospered and their 
influence in the community was almost commanding. After 
building what is now known as the "Lake House", he open- 
ed it as a hotel, occupying the east corner for a store, into 
which he moved his goods from the little shop across the 
way, and thereafter conducted a large trade. It seems re- 
markable that there should have been a use for so many ho- 
tels in this little community, but at this time all transporta- 
tion was on the common roads and one of the great thor- 
oughfares to Portland, even from as far into the country as 
the Green Mountains, was through this town. In the winter 
especially there was frequently an almost continuous line of 
teams, transporting products of the farm to a market for ex- 



Annals of Oxford. 117 

change in English and West India goods. The producers 
were generally their own carriers, and they were accustom- 
ed to take from their homes a sufficiency, for the journey , 
of food for themselves and provender for their horses, so 
that all that they usually paid the tavern keeper was for 
lodging, stabling and "grog", the last being frequently the 
largest item in the bill, and the one paying the most profit 
to the landlord. Dea. Shaw did not spare himself and is 
said to have died of overwork, January 12, 1833, leaving 
an estate valued at about forty thousand dollars. 

His life demonstrates the opportunities of a New England 
town to the industrious and frugal. 

Dr. Jacob Tewksbury was born in West Newbury, 
May 27, 1782, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Merrill) 
Tewksbury. He studied for his degree with Drs. Brickett 
and Chase of Newburyport, and in 1802 he was authorized 
to practice by the Massachusetts Medical Society. In re- 
sponse to an invitation from the inhabitants of Hebron, he 
commenced the practice of his profession here, locating in 
that part of the town (180) now East Oxford. He pursued 
his business under many difficulties, his patients were scat- 
tered and professionel visits required long journe5^s, on in- 
different roads, by night as well as by day. For fifteen 
years he traveled on horseback and then transferred his 
saddle-bags to a gig. In his day the country doctor had to 
compound as well as prescribe remedies, and fresh in the 
memory of the writer are his periodic visits to his labora- 
tory, a den of horrors, for "a ninepence worth of paregor- 
ic", that pristine panacea, and the good old doctor's always 
hearty greeting, "Well! Lafa3^ette how's all the folks." 
He is said to have suggested my name, but a doctor's advise 
must always be modified to satisfaction of friends of the pa- 
tient. He was one of the founders of the Maine Medical 
Society, educated many students for the profession, and 
was esteemed as a well read and very skillful practitioner 
in medicine and surgery. About 1834 or '5 he built a fine 
mansion at Craiges Mills (62), into which he removed at 
completion ; occupying for a short time the Durell house so 
as to be at hand to give his new house personal supervision 
during its construction. Calls for his service continually in- 
creased and he was able to respond until near the time of 
his death, which occurred February 27, 1848. 



118 Annals of Oxford. 

His was a hearty, robust nature, interested in everything 
about him ; he was a generous contributor to all public im- 
provements, his name is among the foremost subscribers to 
the fund for building the meeting-houses at South Paris and 
at Oxford. He was Representative in the Legislature, one 
of the Trustees of Hebron Academy, Postmaster at E. Ox- 
ford , Master of Oxford Lodge of Freemasons, President 
of the first temperance society organized in town and by no 
means the least of his accomplishments was the melodious 
manipulation of his double bass viol in the village choir. 

His wife, with whom he was married November 25, 1809, 
was a women of rare intelligence and christian virtue. She 
was Charlotte, daughter of Nathan and Jerusha (Chapin) 
Nelson of Paris, born June 7, 1791, died Mar. 29, 1869. 
Their children were : —- — 

George Franklin, b. Feb. 14, 181 1. 

Jacob Merrill, b. Feb. 7, 1814. 

Samuel Henry, b. Mar. 22, 1819. 

Rev. George F Tewksbury prepared for college at 
Hebron Academy, was graduated at Bowdoin in 1833, and 
after the prescribed course of study at the Theological Sem- 
inary at Andover, was graduated in 1837. 

He was ordained Jan. 31, 1838 at Albany Me. where 
he had a successful pastorate for nearly fifteen years. He 
was acting pastor of the church in Oxford for five years 
and its steadfast friend during his life. He served the 
churches at Benton, Fairfield, West Minot, Mechanic Falls, 
Naples, Casco, North Bridgton, as a supply ; was six years 
pastor of the church in Gorham N. H. and eight years pas- 
tor of the church in Lyman. After a residence of two or 
three years in Cambridgeport Mass., he returned to Ox- 
ford in 1887, where he died of apoplexy, Jan. 28, 1890. 

He was an accomplished gentleman, a graceful speaker, 
and had the satisfaction of receiving many into the church 
by profession. He was united in marriage, May 24, 1838, 
with Miss Sarah Ann Cutter of Yarmouth, an amiable and 
elegant lady who died on the 15th day of November, 1885. 
Five children were born to them ; a son, Rev. George A. 
Tewksbury, pastor of a church in Concord Mass., and four 
daughters, three of whom are now living. 

Mr. Tewksbury had for a second wife, Mrs. Sarah Lit- 
tlefield of Lyman, with whom he was united in marriage 
April 21, 1877. 



Annals of Oxford. 119 

Dr. Jacob M. Tewksbury studied medicine with his 
father and attended a regular course of lectures in the med- 
ical department of Bowdoin College where he was graduat- 
ed in 1836. He practiced for a few years in both Oxford and 
Wiscasset, and then removed to Buenos Ayres, S. A., where 
he was in practice until the "California Fever" induced an- 
other change of residence. On the 27th day of September, 
1849, he arrived in San Francisco, then a hamlet consisting 
of a dozen buildings, bnilt of adobe and wood, and possibly 
a hundred tents. Here he lived to witness the growth of a 
great city, and to acquire wealth and fame. 

He married in Buenos Ayres, August 31, 1848 , Emilia, 
dau. of Richard Sutton, a former resident of Portland Me. 
and grandaughter of Gen. Sucio Mancilla, a man of promi- 
nence in that country. Two children were born to them ; 
a son Sucio Maimatus, born at sea, June 14, 1849, died 
Oct. 26, 1885, and a daughter, Eneima Emilia. Dr. J. M. 
died Feb. 4, 1877 ; his widow, daughter and four grand- 
children were living in 1899. 

Dr. Samuel H. Tewksbury, followed the example 
of his brother J. M. and was graduated at Brunswick in 
1841. He attended a course of lectures at Harvard College 
the following winter and subsequently prosecuted his stud- 
ies at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York 
City. He commenced practice at Frankfort Me. but was 
soon after married and returned to Oxford to be coadjutor 
with his father. Two years after the death of his father he 
removed to Portland, where he very soon acquired a prom- 
inent place in the profession, especially in surgery by the 
successful performance of several operations never before 
attempted. In 1866 he was elected President of the Maine 
Medical Society and in his address called special attention 
to the need of better accommodations for the care of those 
afflicted with disease, and largely through his influence was 
established that noblest of state charities. The Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital ; he was the first surgeon appointed for duly 
after it was opened. 

He had a noble presence, manly and outspoken ; he had 
many friends and numerous are the stories of his generous 
deeds. His wife was Diana Eaton, dau. of Cyrus Shaw, 
married June 8, 1844; only child Jacob d. Feb. i, 1850, M 
nearly 18 mo. He d. July 27, 1880; wife d. Sept. 21, 1899. 



190 Annals of Oxford. 

John Welch was born in Boston, son of William and 
grandson of Capt. John , whilom, commander of the An- 
cient]and Honorable Artillery Company. He had been in the 
West India trade in Boston and was reputed wealthy. In 
1836 he commenced buying land in Oxford and during the 
succeeding ten years, twenty-six titles were recorded in the 
Oxford Registry, showing him to have been the largest 
holder of real estate in town. One title mentions six thousand 
acres of the Craigie lands, and another, the water privilege 
on the Little Androscoggin river. He did not abandon his 
city residence, although he built a very commodious house, 
on the bank of the river, near his saw-mill, where he spent 
considerable of his own time and some members of his fam- 
ily were there about all the time ; his elder sons exercised 
voters rights and held town offices. He gave employment 
to quite a number of men which materially increased the 
population of the town. A village grew up that continues 
to honor his memory in its name "Welchville". 

Mr. Welch was a generous contributor to the religious 
and other town interests, and hospitality with good cheer 
welcomed visitors to his country seat. It is not understood 
that he derived very much profit or pleasure from his land 
speculations, for the courts were continually occupied with 
his contentions until death brought quiescence. 

His wife was Elizabeth Hunt, and six children are nam- 
ed in his will, some of them were born in New Jersey. Her 
will was probated Aug. 23, 1852. He died of congestion of 
the lungs, in his 66th year, at his residince, 737 Washing- 
ton street, Boston, Dec. 22, 1850. 

Children, named in his will, were: — — 
William F. CCapt.) m. July 4, 1841, Abigail, dau. of John 

Cousins of Poland. He died in Boston Nov. 29, 1852, ^ 

39 y. 9 m., leaving two daus., Eliza Hunt, m. Dr Geo. 

L. Kilgore of Windham, and Sarah Cousins, m. Adna 

T. Dennison of Mechanic Falls. 
John Hunt, m. in Boston June 15, 1837, Elizabeth Trull. 

He died Oct. 11, 1852 ; his widow m. —— - Eldridge. 
Wilson Jarvis, lawyer in Boston, m. Elizabeth, dau. of 

Peter Thatcher; had several children. 
Thomas Jefferson, m. June 25, 1853, Mary Elizabeth, 

dau. of Almond Ainsworth of Boston ; he died at Somer- 

ville Mass. Dec. 28, 1872. 
George Washington, (Capt,) died unmarried at the Sailors 



Annals of Oxford. 121 

Snug Harbor, New York, and was buried in Evergreen 
Cemetery, Portland, Maine. 
Harrison Shattuck, b. 1830, changed his christen names 
to Harrison Gray Otis, m. in Boston Nov. 9, 1856, Eliza- 
beth J. , dau. of John H. Foster Jr. ; had children. 

Hon. William Clark Whitney, whose name ap- 
pears so frequently in the preceding pages, was a son of 
Joshua Whitney of Worcester, one of the proprietors of No. 
4, now Paris, and was himself the owner of the westerly 
half of lots 21-22 in the 5th range, which were conveyed to 
him by his father April 21, 1788 ; about this time his name 
was added to a committee to build a bridge at Bisco's Falls. 

As this was prior to his marriage, he may not have occu- 
pied these lots, but he is said to have lived in Paris, also in 
Topsham. Induced by Dr. Craigie, he came to Hebron and 
April 26, 1798, was given power of attorney to care for all 
his interests in this town ; a like commission was given him 
by Bossenger Foster, Aug. 25, 1800, a brother-in-law of 
Craigie, the title of the Craigie lands being, at the time, in 
Foster's name. 

Mr. Whitney m. March 3, 1799 Sophia, dau. of Nathaniel 
Fuller of Hebron and settled upon the large farm, (165) 
now occupied by his son George P. ; he continued to act as 
agent for Craigie and his heirs until their estate was closed 
out. In 1832 he removed to Norway where he died Oct. 6, 
1859, at the advanced age of 94 years. 

Mr. Whitney was Adjt. of Col. Hubbard's Reg. in 1802, 
and probably held other rank in the militia, although he 
was usually called * 'Squire", as he was a Justice and had 
been Rep. in G. C. He was a member of Gov. King's Ex. 
Council, and subsequently Sheriff of Oxford County. In 
service longer than any Trustee, he was a steadfast friend 
of Hebron Academy. His capacity for business was remark- 
able ; he amassed the largest personal estate in the countj^ 

His son George P. succeeded him in the Board of Trust- 
ees of the Academy, has represented the town in the Leg- 
islature and filled numerous positions of trust and honor to 
the entire satisfaction of his townsmen. 



122 Annals of Oxford. 

Out of the Shepard grant about fourteen thousand acres 
of land came into the possession of Dr. Craigie in 1794, and 
in November 1832 his heirs sold to Jacob D. Brown of Ox- 
ford the lots remaining unsold, being about six thousand 
acres, including the Craigie farm, so called, the considera- 
tion being about $20,000, 

Mr. Brown deposed that Col. Samuel H. King was a co- 
partner with him in the Craigie lands and in lumbering for 
about two years, commencing in 1832, and that he made a 
conveyance to the said King of some portion of the Craigie 
property. He further deposed that he was a copartner with 
William B. Abbott, who came to Oxford in January 1835, 
to engage in the dry goods and grocery business, lumbering 
and farming. The said Abbott was to attend to the store and 
he to the out of door business, and each to have one half of 
the profits. At this time he conveyed to the said Abbott one 
undivided half of the Craigie lands, excepting certain lots 
which had been sold by himself and the said King, and cer- 
tain other lots, reserved and marked on plan projected by 
David Noyes and Alexander Greenwood. 

With his consent Mr. Abbott went to Boston for the pur- 
pose of securing a loan on the Oxford estate. In December 
John Welch and John Mclntire came here for the purpose 
of examining the property and in July 1836, Mr. Welch 
consummated his first purchase of land in this town. 

Mr. Brown further deposed that in Jan. 1836 he made a 
deed of the other moity, with the same exceptions as before, 
and delivered the same to the said Abbott, for the purpose 
of conveying the whole property to Mr. Welch on his com- 
plying with the conditions set forth ; notwithstanding the 
agreememt, the 2d deed was recorded without his knowl- 
edge or consent, and he never received any compensation 
whatsover. Mr. Abbott gave a mortgage to Col. King of 
all the lands conveyed to him in both deeds, in considera- 
tion of the said King discharging a mortgage he had previ- 
ously received of the deponent on an imdivided half of the 
property. "With regard to the understanding and agree- 
ment concerning the recording of the deed of mortgage 
from W, B. Abbott to said Sam'l. H. King, deponent says 
John Welch told him subsequent to the date of said mort- 
gage, he had fooled said King, by persuading him to hold 



Annals of Oxford. 123 

on to his mortgage and not record it, on a promise to pay- 
all the debts this deponent owed him , and put his own deeds 
or papers, subsequently made, on record before him, and 
then said ; *'Let him help himself if he can. 

Out of these transactions sprang the most protracted and 
bitter litigation ever known in the courts in this State. 

Brown commenced an action against Welch in the Su- 
preme Court in Oxford County June 30, 1838 to recover 
$80,000. This action Welch removed to the Circuit Court 
of the United States for the Maine District where it was 
pending, apparently without trial until 185 1, nearly thirteen 
years after. At the April Term, 1851, there were pending 
in the U. S. Court at least six cases between Brown and 
Welch, a part of which Welch was the Plaintiff. They had 
been there so long that the first case was the first on the 
docket and the others in close proximity. 

At the April Term 185 1, the entry was made under the 
first case "Both parties dead ; case dismissed." In the sec- 
ond case, however, judgment was rendered, as of the Sept. 
Term 1850, in favor of Welch who was defendant against 
Brown , for Costs taxed at $375.00, and the judgment was 
acknowledged satisfied by E. Fox, Att'y. The other cases 
were dismissed. The judgment in the second case indicates 
that both parties had died between the Sept. T. 1850, and 
the Apr. T. 185 1, and the town talk was that the heirs of 
John Welch paid the widow Brown $1000. to relinquish her 
right of dower ; a godsend to her, for she was left nearly 
destitute. 

In the meantime Mr. Welch made some kind of an ar- 
rangement with one Paul Adams of Boston, and Adams 
gave an agreement to Solomon B. Morse Jr. of Westboro' 
Mass. to convey to him the Craigie (sometimes called Fair- 
mount) farm, including as Morse claimed 660 acres. In va- 
rious ways numerous other persons became involved in the 
matter. Morse took possession of the farm in the spring of 
1841 and was expelled therefrom, by proceedings before a 
magistrate, in the fall of 1844. There was an attampt to dis- 
posess Morse, in July, by frightening him off. It appears that 
two of Mr. Welch's sons went there, accompanied by An- 
drew Peterson, Ephraim Stedman, George Farris, Robert 
Hilborn, Andrew Pratt, Nathan, John and Ezra Wrtght 
and others to the number of fifteen or twenty, drove oft 
Morse's men, stampeded his cattle, took the hay from his 



124 Annals of Oxford. 

fields, creating considerable disturbance, and both parties, it 
was claimed at the hearings before the Trial Justice, threat- 
ened to take life. The feelings of the Welches were so bit- 
ter that they insisted that the Sheriff, when he served 
the writ of ejectment, should precipitately oust the 
Morse family, notwithstanding the illness of Mrs, Morse 
and his absence from town. But this the officer declined to 
do ; he put a keeper in one room and gave the family a 
week to get out. When the Sheriff returned to fully exe- 
cute his precept, Mrs. Morse was still there and refused to 
leave unless she was removed by force, but after some 
talk, she took her children and went to a friendly neighbor's 
house, while the Sheriff removed the furniture, storing part 
ot it in an outbuilding and leaving the rest of it in the yard. 
A house was soon after secured at Craigies Mills, where they 
spent the winter and the next year he removed to Port- 
land. Sept. 14, 1844, Morse brought a bill in equity in the 
U. S. Circuit Court for Massachusetts District, against 
Paul Adams and John Welch. In this case the testi- 
mony was taken and the case printed, making a book of 
about 550 pages. Thirty-two depositions were taken and 
others were to have been questioned who did not testify. 
The testimony covers the Brown and Welch controversy, of 
which this and several other lawsuits were incidents. Some 
of the deponants gave their opinion of the character and rep- 
utation of their neighbors, and it was shown that the justice 
who issued the precept to so summarily eject Morse from 
his house, did refuse to recognize E. R. Holmes, S. H. 
King and Charles Durell as sufficient surities on Morse's 
bond for $600.00. A good many of the Portland lawyers 
were engaged in the litigation, but in this case Henry M. 
Fuller of Boston was counsel for Morse and Benjamim R. 
Curtis, afterwards Judge , was counsel for the others. 

Judge Woodbury delivered an opinion dismissing the bill, 
but the grounds for the decision are unknown to the writer. 



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CHAPTER V. 



GENEALOGICAL. 



jj^oved by an earnest desire to perpetuate the names of 
Tjlthe ancient friends and neighbors of his parents, in 
'the home of their first choice, names once familliar 
as household words to the writer, a consciousness of 
which yet remains in the misty clouds of memory, the com- 
piler essays this publication , with an apology for attempt- 
ing to perform in a short time, that to which should have 
been given years of patient labor. 

Our experience in collecting material for this book has 
been substantially the same as reported by writers of town 
histories generally ; to my appeals for information a few 
have responded generously, some partially and many not 
at all ; of the last we make no complaint, nor must they. 
No town history can be written free from the errors of omis- 
sion and commission and if those in this little book, shall 
incite the publication of a better history of Oxford, the com- 
piler will be abundantly rewarded. 

To save space, the abreviations now so common in gen- 
ealogical work are frequently used and the figures enclosed 
in ( ) refer to map of roads on preceeding page and locates 
place of residence. 



Thomas Abbott, son of Enos of Andover, Me., b. May 
9, 1800, m. Nov. 30, 1820, Elizabeth, dau. of William and 
Abigail Sampson of Rumfo.d, she b. April 23, 1801, died 
Feb. 3, 1889. He was a blacksmith, lived at Andover and 
Norway before coming to Oxford (134). He d. March 26, 
1877. 
Children : 



Annals of Oxford. 127 

James Munroe, b. Jan. 13, 1823. 

Levi Bartlett, b. Sept. 23, 1824; m. Sarah P. D. Pratt. 
John Oilman, b. Feb. 11, 1826; m. Elwine Murry. 
Hiram Emery, b. Jan. 21, 1828; m. Hattie N. Johnson 
and Esther Johnson. 

James Monroe Abbott, son of Thomas, was bom in 
Andover, m. Jan. 7, 1849, Sarah Jane, dau. of William W. 
and Sally (Lovejoy) Berry of Norway. She d. April 10, 
1885. Children b. at Oxford : 

Sarah Elizabeth, b, Dec. 19, 1849 ; d. Jan. 4, 1850. 

Laura Ella, b. Sept. 21, 1852 ; m. Rufus S. Penley. 

Charles Otis, b. Nov. 18, 1853; m. Mary Ellen Chaplin. 

Harriet N., b. July 16, 1855 ; m. William P. Lombard. 

Maria Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1858 ; m. Alfred Rock. 

Levi Edgar, b. Oct. 29, i860. 

Ambrose Allen, son of Ezra and Phebe (Gary) 
Allen of Bridgewater Mass., b. 1784. He had settlement, 
after his marriage, in South Berwick, removing from there 
to Boston to engage in trade ; this venture, however, did 
not prove successful and he returned to Maine. Some bus- 
iness conected with his father-in-law's investments brought 
him to Craigies Mills in 1825, where he died very sud- 
denly, soon after his coming. After his death, his wife, 
Sarah Adams, eldest dau. of Maj. Winthrop B, Norton, 
and her children, were for a time members of her fathers 
household and later occupied one of his farms (57). 

Mrs. Allen m. 2d, July 5, 1838, William Warren of Wa- 
terford and died at Lewiston Jan. 16, 1873. 
Children : 

Ethan, b. South Berwick, June 13, 1813 ; m. Lydia J, 
Chaplin. 

Sarah Adams, b. South Berwick, May 15, 1815 ; m. 
May 24, 1844, John J. Perry of Oxford. 

Ellen Elizabeth, b. Portland, Aug. 21, 1825; m. June 
2, 1849, Abiel M. Jones of Oxford. 

Christopher and Samuel Allen, sons of William 
and Mary Allen of New Gloucester, bought of Mr. Whif 



128 Annals of Oxford. 

ney, wild land in Hebron, (50-55) adjoining the Craigie 
farm, on what is sometimes called Allen's Hill. They were 
industrious men and cleared for themselves excellant farms. 
Christopher was b. April 16, 1865 ; m, Dolly Poor of An- 
dover, pub. June 25, 1808, she wash. Oct. 12, 1772 and 
d. Sept. 9, 1826. He d. July 26, 1819 and Samuel, who 
did not marry, lived to see his brothers children grow to 
man and womanhood under his paternal care. 
Children : 

William Stevens, b. Aug. 24, 1809; d. Jan, 5, 1882, 

Susan Varnham, b. Oct. i, 1811 ; m. March 24, 1853, 
Samuel Chambers of Otisfield. 

Mary Osgood, b. Aug. 10, 1814 ; m. Charles L. Oliver. 

Martha Bridge, b. Oct. 18, 1816; m. Jan. 16, 1844, 
Aaron S. Hill of Exeter. 

William S. Allen, (50) son of above, m. Fob. 3, 
1842, Elvira, dau. of Robert Pike of Oxford. 
Children, born in Oxford : 

Mary Elizabeth Osgood, b. July 10, 1843. 

Christopher Stevens, b. Feb. i, 1845 ; d. Jan. 3, 1858. 

Harriet Andrews, b. Sept. 20, 1847 ; m. Samuel W. In- 
galls of Auburn Me. 

Francis Imogine, b. May 24, 1849 ' ^* unmarried, 1884. 

Maria Susanna, b. May 16, 185 1 ; d. Jan. 16 , 1858. 

Sarah Ella, b. July 19, 1853 ; m. William H. Martin. 

William Henry Clay, b. Nov. 28, 1855 ; m. Nellie F. 
Martin. 

Walter Stevens, b. Oct. 17, 1861 ; m. Rose Reardon. 

Alpheus and Hannah Allen had, born in Hebron : 
Emily H., Dec. 25, 1818. Maria B., Dec. 5, 1820. 
Hamden A., April 16, 1823. Sidney, July 2, 1826. 
Libbeus W., Aug. 31, 1830; d. March i, 1849. 
Melissa Jane, Dec. 14, 1833. Oscar D., Feb 25, 1836. 
Lois A., Feb. 24, 1840. 
Father died Sept. 27, 1872 ; mother died April 30, 1872. 

Libbeus and Joanna Allen had, born in Hebron. 
Emory H., May 16, 1816. Mary D. April 11, 1818. 
Libbeus, April 26, 1820. William N., Oct. i, 1822. 
John H., April 26, 1826. Hannah, Sept. 13, 1828. 



Annals of Oxford. 129 

Charles, twin with Hannah. Barnard B., Mar. 26, 1831. 
Melvin A. April 26, 1835. 

Father died Sept. 9, 1872 ; mother died Nov. 2, 1843. 

Moses Allen, b. in Minot Aug. 29, 1789; m. Nov. 

3, 1814, Rebecca, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Whitte- 

more of Hebron : she born November 23, 1787. 
Children : 

Samuel Whittemore, b. Paris, Oct. 15, 1815, medical prac- 
titioner in Missouri. 

John W., b. Harrison, Dec. 28, 1822 ; m. Sept. 13, 1855 
Hannah E., dau. of Silas Maxim of Paris, s. Nebraska. 

Elizabeth, b. Hebron, Nov. 15, 1825. 

Amanda Justina, b. Hebron, Dec. 11, 1828; m. Peter Nut- 
ting, s. New Hampshire. 

Jacob Allen of Pownal and Sally Randall of Hebron, 
pub. March 31, 1821, had b. in Hebron: 

Mary, Dec. 25, 1823. Isaac, Dec. 16, 1825. 



John Andrews of Raynham, Mass. and Betsey Dean 
of Taunton were m. June, 1781. Dec. 1812, Dean, their 
son, bought lot No. 3 in the 6th range, 3d div. and proba- 
bly the family came to Hebron soon after. Mr. Andrews 
was a soldier in the Revolution, described as Corporal in 
Capt. John Callender's Co. Mass. line, fair complexion, 5 
ft. 8 in. in hight, enlisted in Raynham April 9, 1777 for 3 
years; had previous service. In 1819 his name was placed 
on the pension roll, $96. annual allowance. He died Feb. 
7, 1828, his wife survived several years : both are reported 
buried at Mechanic Falls, graves unmarked. 
Children : 

John, b. Oct. 7, 1784, s. Taunton. 

Henry, b. April 11, 1788. 

Dean, b. May 21, 1790. 

Loved, b. Oct. 19, 1791. 

Lloyd, b. Dec. 22, 1793. 

Betsey, b. Sept. 3, 1795. 

Polly, b. July 14, 1797 ; m. Amos Clifford of Oxford. 

Mahala, b. July 26, 1802; m. John H. Dean of Ox- 
ford. 



130 Annals of Oxford. 

Dean Andrews, son of John, m. Sept. 8, 1814, Maria, 
b. Dec. 3, 1793, dau. of Joseph and Susanna (Cushman) 
Perkins. They had ten children, five in Hebron, the others 
after removal to Minot. 

Children : 

Levi Cushman, m. Sarah Bailey and 2d, wid. Frances (Bai- 
ley) Owen; s. Brunswick 

Maria Jane, b. June, 1818 ; m. Simon Thayer. 

Stephen Blake, b. Nov. 19, 1819; m. 1854, Jemima God- 
free, dau. of George and Polly (Barrows) Hathaway, s. 
Westbrook. 

George Dean, b. May 20, 1822 ; s. California. 

Sarah Cushman, m. Augustus Golderman of Mc. Falls. 

Isaiah Perkins, s. California. Caroline. 

Dennis Haskell, lived in Nebraska, d. Mechanic Falls. 

Catherine Amanda, m. Mr. Vance of Lynn. 

Charles, unmarried, killed at Gettysburg. 

Loved Andrews, son of John, m. Dec. 24, 1818, 
Huldah Marston of Hebron ; he was a stone-cutter, lived 
(181), later in Poland where he died, very aged. 

Children ; said to have been others, fourteen in all. 
Elbridge, b. Feb. 23, 1820; drowned off Portland. 
Mary, b. Aug. i, 1822. Lloyd, b. Jan. 23, 1824. 

Eliza Esther, twin with Frances Augusta, b. Aug. 23, 1827. 
Freeman. Anbrew Jackson. 

Diana b. 1837. Elvira, b. 1842. 

Lloyd Andrews, son of John, m. Feb. 28, 1822, 

Lavina , dau. of William Steadman of Hebron ; s. first in 

Foxcroft and later in Minot. 
Children : 

Seth Dean, b. Nov. 12, 1822; lives in Turner, forthe past 
twenty-five years correspondent of the Lewiston Journal 
and Sec'y of Nezinscot Lodge, F. A. M., since 1868. 

Angeline, b. Aug. 21, 1824. John Lloyd, b. May 21, 1827. 

Flora, b. Mar. 11, 1829. Russell Bucknam, b. July 5, 183 1. 

Susan Maria, b, July 15, 1833. Metcalf Streeter, b. Dec. 

15, 1834. Sabinas Walter, b. Aug. 28, 1837. Silas 

Stetson, b. Aug. 22, 1843 ; lives in Westbrook. 

Ellis Andrews, son of Mark, a soldier of the Rev- 
lution, m. Jan. 8, 1832, Fanny, dau. of Edward Hawkes 
of Minot. He was b. in Hartford, Me. April 28 , 1802, had 



Annals of Oaford. 131 

settlement in that town, and later in Oxford (i8) where he 

died, Oct. 6, 1861. Wife, b. Jan. 28, 1800, d. Feb. 21, 

1890. Children : 

George Ellis, b. Oct. 6, 1832 ; m. Jan. 2, 1869, Frances, 
dau. of Joseph Robinson. Their children are, Frances 
Josephine, b. May 9, 187 1. Walter Henry, d. in infan- 
cy. Isabell May, b. Feb. 25, 1880; d. 1888. 
He is a housewright, lives in Portland. 

Freeman Bradford, b. Mar. 18, 1834; m. Nov. i, 1868, 

Sibie Stockbridge, dau. of Isaac B. Carman. They had 

Charles Morris, b. Oct. 11, 1871 ; m. Annie E. Perkins. 

He is a lawyer and civil engineer, lives in Oxford (80). 

Sarah F., b. Jan. 22, 1836; d. July 19, 1855. 

Mary E. , b. May 29, 1838. Harriet A., b. Feb. 14, 1840. 

Orrington G., b. Feb. 14, 1840; m. April, 1866, Phebe C. 
Whitney. They have two children, Harriet Gould and 
Enola Annis. 

Martha Lucella, b. June 12 , 1842 ; m. Anson J. Holden of 
Oxford, b. Dec. 18, 1843. 

Alfred Andrews and Serene or Irene had child- 
ren recorded in Hebron : 
Leonard Carter, b. Nov. 25, 1806; d. Sept. 8, 1825. 
Willard Kingsbury, b. Jan. 15, 1809. 
Philo Parmenio, b. Mar. 11, 1810. 
Bethiah Leonard, b. May 28, 181 2. 
Menzies C. b. Dec. 17, 1815. 



John Archibald, and Rosetta had children record- 
ed in Oxford : 
Mira, b. Nov. 7, 1846. Mary F. b. Oct. 28, 1847. 



Thomas Austin m. July, 183 1, Adeline Stanley of 
Norway ; had children recorded in Oxford ; 
Francis Henry, b. April 26, 1832. 
George E., b. May 18, 1835. 
Mary, b. 1840. 
Sewall, b. 1842. 
Abba L., b. Nov. 10, 1845. 
Sarah Ann, b. 1849. 



132 Annals of Oxford. 



Horace Baker, son of Thomas, was born in Lyme, 
N. H., March 3, 1805. In 1834 he engaged in trade in Chi- 
na Me., removing from there, two years later, to Troy, and 
hoping for an increase of business, he came to Oxford Mar. 
8, 1842, (see sketch page 106). He m. August 10, 1834, 
Sally, b. May 3 , 1808, dau. of John and Hannah (Smith) 
Blake of Lisbon, Me. She d. Dec. 30, 1881 ; he d. Oct. 15, 
1870. Children : 

Thomas, b. China, Me., Sept. 28, 1835 > ^' J^^^ ^^* 1870, 

Annie M. Cousens of Poland. He succeeded his father in 

the store, and for twenty-seven years was Town Clerk. 

He removed to Portland in 1885. 

Rebecca, b. Troy, Me., May 21, 1837 ; lives with Thomas. 



William Barrows, son of Joseph of Plympton, was 
soldier in Capt. John Bridgham's co., marched on the Lex- 
ington Alarm, served at the siege of Boston and later enlist- 
ed in the Mass. Cont'ls, for this service his name was plac- 
ed upon the roll of revolutionary pensioners. He was among 
the first settlers in Shepardsfield and continued, during his 
life, one of its most useful townsmen ; he was deacon in the 
church, and he was the most active of the founders of the 
Academy. His mother was Sarah , dau. of Nathaniel and 
Abigail Atwood of Plympton; she was the mother of 12 
children, 70 grandchildren and 136 great grandchildren. 
She d. in Hebron, Oct. 27, 1826; ^. 93y, 5m, pd. 

Dea. Barrows m. ist., June 8, 1780, Sarah Dunham of 
Plympton, who died Nov. 7, 1795, and 2d., Mrs. Katherine 
(Pratt), wid. ot Job Macomber of Paris. He d. Nov. 22, 
1837, ^ 81 ; wid. removed to Monson to live with her dau. 

Children ; 
Zilpah, b. July 11, 1781 ; m. Oct. 1802, Calvin Bucknam. 
George, b. Mar. 21, 1783. William, b. Oct. 19, 1784. 

Patience, b. Jan. 29, 1787 ; m. Sept. 1S06, Elias Tubbs. 
Joseph, b. Jan. 29, 1790. Jesse, b. March 29, 1791. 

Cornelius, b. Mar. 10, 1793. Isaac, died Oct. 28, 1800. 

By second wife : 
Orren, b. April 20, 1799; died Oct. 28, 1800. 
Caleb Strong, b. Dec. 22, 1800. Sarah, b. June 17, 

1803; m. Jan. 6, 1825, Cyrus Packard; s. Monson, Me. 



Annals of Oxford. 133 

George Barrows, son of Dea. William, m. Jan. 17, 
1805, Eleanor, dau. of Edward and Ruth (Bucknam) 
Hawks of Minot. He d. 1819, in Hebron; she m. 2d. June 
17, 1821, Abijah Hall of Paris and d. his wid. at the res- 
idence of her son G. W., in Otisfield, 1841. 

Children : 
George Whitefield, b. Oct. 15, 1805 ; m, Dolly Ann Wight 

of Otisfield, s. in her town. He d. Mar. 21, 1886. 
Horace Aurelius, [Dr. J b. Aug. 8, 1809; m. Mar. 1832, 

Irene Bearce. He d. at Harrison, June 7, 1852. 
Worthy Columbus, b. Dec. 7, 181 1 ; in trade in Portland, 
City Marshall in 1855. He m. ist. Emily Fernald of Otis- 
field, 2d. Sarah C. Lane. He d. May, 1886. 
Mary Ealeanor, b. July 20, 1819; m. Jotham S. Smith. 

William Barrows, son of Dea. William, was a law- 
yer, s. North Yarmouth. He m. Oct. 18, 181 2, Mary Pal- 
mer, dau. of Rev. William Fessenden of Fryeburg. She 
d. Mar. 31, 1823; he d. Nov. 18, 1821. 

Children : 
Mary Osgood, b. Aug. 30, 1813 ; m. Alex. R. Bradley. 
Sarah Fessenden, b. 1815 ; m. Dr. Thomas F. Perley. 
Nancy Perley, b. 1817; m. Rev. Franklin Yeaton. 
William Groswold, [Judge] b. Jan. 12, 1821 ; lived in 
Brunswick; m. ist. 1854, Huldah Whitmore, 2d. 1872, 
Mary R. Fessenden of Fryeburg : he d. April 6, 1886. 

Cornelius Barrows, son of Dea. William, m. Mar. 
10, 182 1, Anna, dau. of Ichabod and Rachael (Cole) Pack- 
ard. She d. in Paris, June 15, 1852 : he d. Hebron, 1869. 

Children : 
William Lewis, b. April 8, 1822 ; d. in Kansas, 1859. 
Ann Olive, b. Aug. 25, '23 ; m. Sylvanus Bearce. 
John Stuart, TDr.] b, Dec. 20, '24; m. May 31, *52 Lucy 

Ann Hall, both then of Paris. 
Albert Cornelius, b. Aug. 23, '26, m. wid. Elvira Latham, 

b. May 8, '18, dau. of David Morse of Norway. 
Elizabeth Maria, b. Nov. 6 , '29; m. Cyprian Hall of Paris. 
Silas Packard, b. Mar. 15, ♦33; m. Lydia, dau. of Eph- 

raim Packhard of Blanchard. He was killed at the battle 

of Fredericksburg. 

Caleb Strong Barrows, son of Dea. William, m. 
Jan. 17, 1822, Rebecca, dau. of Bearce of Hebron. 

Children : 



134 Annals of Oxford. 

Orren Ripley, b. May i6, 1823. Elvira B., b. Mar. 4, *26. 
Mary D., — . Ann H. B., b. Aug. 10, 1828 ; m. Nov. *55, 

William G. Jordan. 
Caleb, b. May 10, 1830. Robert Carr, b. June 13, *32. 

Joseph Barrows, brother of Dea. William, is credit- 
ed with service in Mass. militia in the Revolution, and was 
among the first settlers. His wife was Hannah, dau. of Jo- 
seph and Ruth (Sampson) Cole of Plympton. She d. Dec 
22 , 1843 ; he d. Nov. 12, 1827, je 65. 

Children : 
Phebe, b. May 27, 1790; m. Gideon Cushman Jr. 
Reuel, fDr.l b. July 6, 1791 ; d. in Fryeburg, July, 1857. 
Sarah, b. Nov. 23, 1792; m. May 16, 1816, Ephraim Pack- 
ard of Jefferson. 
Job Cole, b. Sept. 13, 1794; d. Nov. 18, 1819. 
Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1796; m. Aug. 1815, Barnabas Pratt. 
Atwood, b. July 17, 1798. 

Ruth, b. July 8, 1800; m. Aug. 12, 1821, Thomas Davee. 
Isaac, b. Aug. 6, 1802 ; d. Dec. 15, 1819. 
Joseph, b. Mar. 16, 1805. 
Harrison Gray Otis, b. March 30, 1807. 
John Eveleth, b. March 21, 181 1. 

Atwood Barrows, son of Joseph, m. Jan. 22, 1822, 
Mary C. Webster. 

Children : 
William Webster, b. Nov. 14, 1822. Nancy Myrick, born 
June 5, 1824. John Atwood, b. July 11, 1827. Reuel, b. 
July 27, 1832. Sylvester D.. Joseph Henry. 

Joseph Barrows, son of Joseph, m. April 22, 1827, 
Sarah, dau. of Calvin Bucknam of Hebron, who d. Jan. 29, 
1839; he m. 2d. Sept. 13, 1840, Miss Susan Buck. He was 
public spirited, serving in town offices, also in the several 
offices of Major, Justice of the Peace and Deacon in the 
Church. He died June 19, 1868. 

Children : 
Mary Davee, b. Dec. 24, 1827; d. April 15, 1832. 
Joseph Henry, TDr.] b. April 6, 1829; m. Miss Rob- 
erts, settled in Vassalborough. 
Sarah Katherine, b. June 12, 1834; ^' CHnton Howe of 

Paris. 
Emily, b. March 21, 1835 ; d. August 20, 1856. 



Annals of Oxford. 135 

John Eveleth Barrows, son of Joseph, m. Jan. 27, 
1836, Harriet Glover, dau. of Stephen My rick of Hebron. 
He d. August 14, 1850; she d. February 19, 1863. 

Children : 
Anne Dana, b. Jan. 4, 1837 5 ^' Rev. Judson W. Shaw of 

Paris. She d. Falmouth, Me. , May 28, 1898. 
Stephen Myrick, b. Dec. i, 1838; d. Washington, D. C. 

April 24, 1899. Served in 5th, Maine Regiment. 
Hannah Frances, b. Oct. 25, 1840; d. Brockton, Jan. 1892. 
Reuel, b. Feb. 24, 1843, 

John Harrison, b. Feb. 24, 1846; d. March, 1867. 
Hattie Zilla, b. July 19, 1849; "^- Fred W. Jordan, of 

Brockton Mass. 

Barnabas Barrows is credited on Hebron records 

with children, as follows : 

Hannah, b. May 11, 1794. Louis, b. Nov. 15, 1795. 
Sophia, b. Dec. 16, 1799. Martha, b. March 18,1802. 
Tilson, b. July 4, 1804. Allen, [Rev.] b. July 7, 1807 ; m. 
Oct. 23, *34, Sarah C. Faunce of Buckfield, s. Hallowell, 

Benjamin Barrows Jr. and Mary, his wife, are cred- 
ited on Hebron records, with children, as follows : 

Lydia, b. Sept. 22, 1785 ; m. Nov. 1801, Hosea Cushman. 
Lucinda, b. Sept. 24, 1787; m. Jan. 27, 1825, Richard W. 

Houghton. 
Benjamin, b. Mar. 11, 1796, d. Aug, 14, 1797. 
Polly, b. Dec. 4, 1804, m. Jan. 1824, George Hathaway. 
Benjamin Barrows, per. senior, d. Hebron, Nov. 29, 1800. 

Ephraim Barrows of Plympton, a soldier in the Rev- 
olution was a pensioner after 1820. He was a son of Ben- 
jamin b. Aug. 14, 1762, and d. at Norway, May 2, 1838. 
His wife, b. Nov. i, 1767, was Charlotte Churchill: they 
had settlement in Hebron, removed to Norway in 1834. 

Children : 
Jabez, b. Jan. 16, 1786. Abigail, b. July 15, 1787; m. 

Sept. 19, 181 3, Reuben Chandler. 
Ephraim, b. Nov. 9, 1789. Benjamin, b. Sept. 2, 1792. 
Mary, b. June 20, 1794; rn. Feb. 9, 1817, Nathan Beals. 
Joel, b. May 27, 1796. Charlotte, b. Oct. 2, 1798. 
Keziah, b. April 27, 1801. 

Jabez Barrows, son of Ephraim, m. Feb. 22, 181 1, 
Sarah, dau. of Simeon Davee of Hebron. 



136 Annals of Oxford. 

Children : 
Betsey D., b. Dec. i6, 1811. Eurydine G., b. June 27, *i^. 
Harriet A., b. May 4, 1816. Sarah J., b. Aug, 4, 1818; 
died July 21, 1822. 

Ephraim Barrows , son of Ephraim, m. June 4, 1818, 
Sarah, b. Sep. 26, 1797, dau. of Bradbury and Mercy True 
of North Yarmouth ; where he had a settlement and was 
employed as a tailor. He d. Jan. 18, 1870; she d. Feb. 22, 
1859. Children : 

Albion Paris, b. Mar. 14, 1819, m. Dec. 7, 1842, Parmelia 

W. Morrill, and d. Sept. 25, 1850. 
William Fessenden, b. April 28, 1820, m. July 20, 1844, 

Lavinia P. Hunting, and d. April 22, 1867. 
Jacob True, b. July 7, 1822, m. May 12, 1849, Elizabeth 

Worthly, and d. June 2, 1861. 
Sarah Jannet, b. Oct. 29, 1825, m. Sept. 15, 1842, E. Hen- 
ry Hunting. 
David Trull, b. April 12, 1828; m. Mary Morrill. 
Fred Ephraim, b. Feb. 17, 1830, m. Sarah Bartlett and d. 

June 26, 1866. 
George Dana, b. July 26, 1832. 
Martha Ann Rideout, b. Feb. 12, 1835 ; m. Charles. B. 

Kimball. 
Margianna Lavinia, b. Nov. 13, 1839, m. Sept. 13, i860, 

Jefferson B. Meservey, and died Sept. 11, 1869. 

Benjamin Barrows, son of Ephraim, m. Eliza Frank, 
born in Gorham, March 15, 1798. 

Children : 
Benjamin Grosvener, b. Sept. 7, 1818, m. June 30, 185 1, 

Dorcas Chamberlain, of Auburn ; s. Norway. 
Nancy J. b. Oct. 31, 1820. 

Joel Barrows, son of Ephraim, and Damaris Tubbs 
of Dresden, published their intention of m. Nov. 2, 1822. 

Children : 
Joel Estes, b. — 15, 1823. William Albert, b. Jan. 21, '25. 
Joanna Ellen, b. Sept. 2, '26. Thos. Hiram, b. Jan. 22, '28. 

Daniel Bartlett had lot eleven, in second range, 
as appears on the map of Shepardsfield. One A. Bartlett 



Annals of Oxford. 137 

had adjoining lot in the third range, but no mention has 
been found of his family. Children of Daniel : 
Charlotte, b. Jan. 3, 1788; m. Nov. 27, 1803, Asa Ricker. 
Amos, b. Mar. 7, 1789; m. June 14, 1812, Olive, dau. of 

Caleb Cushman. 
Judith, b. Jan. 30, 1792; m. Jan. 27, 1811, Sam'l. Benson. 
Polly, b. Feb. 26, 1798; m. Nov. 30, 1821, Ezra Tubbs of 

North Yarmouth. 
Ezra, b. 1800. Mahala, m. May 9, 183 1, Thomas 

Stevens Jr. of Paris. Daniel Bartlett, d. Dec. 8, 1842. 

Dea. Ezra Bartlett, son of above, (195), m. Nov. 
27, 1830, Phebe R. Pottle, b. Minot, 1808. 

Children, born in Oxford : 
Eugene, K., b. 1832. Mary E. b. Feb. 16, 1837, m. Abi- 
jah C. Hall of Paris. Martha A., twin with Mary, d. unm. 
A son, d. Dec. 8, 1842. Edward P., b. 1844. 

Francis W., b. 1846. Artemas, b. 1849. 

Peter Connor, b. 1832, in Ireland, and Catherine Dicker 
M 18 , were domestics in this family in 1850. 

William Beal, from York, settled in Norway about 
1796 ; in 1840 he was living in Oxford. His wife was Jeru- 
sha Fluent, and their children, probably all born in Nor- 
way, are reported in town history, as follows : — 
Ezra Fluent, m. Mary Ann Bennett, s. Norway. 
John, m. Almira Coy, of Minot. Polly, d. unmarried. 
William, m. Susan Millett. 

Maria, m. July, 1827, Hiram Thayer of Hebron. 
Rufus Fluent, "^m. Adaline Smith, and Lucy Taft. 
Samuel Treat, m. Clarissa, b. Feb. 17, 1814, dau. of John 

and Sarah (Perry) Pike of Norwa}^ He was a joiner, s. 

first in Norway, "and subsequently in Craigies Mills. 
Children ; 

Francis A., b. April 25, 1832 ; m. Dec. 27, 1855, Mary 
Louisa Edwards of Otisfield. 

Sarah Perry, b. July i, 1835 ; m, Horace Pratt. 

James M., b. August 27, 1837; m. Sarah Welch. 

Ezra Fluent, b. Feb. 9, 1841 ; m. Jane Dean. 
William Beals of Hebron and Sally Rowe of Poland were 

published May 31, 1826. 
Nathan Beals and Mary Barrows, both of Hebron, were 
m. Feb. 9, 1807 ; she d. Oct. i, 1826, and he m. 2d. Lydia 



138 Annals of Oxford. 

Kingman Beals of Turner, pub. Nov. 2, 1827. Daughter 
Mary Ann, was born to them March 11, 1830. 



Stephen T. Beaman, m. April 5, 1849, Apphia, b. 
July 14, 1820, dau. of Dea. Martin and Ruth (Durell) Brett 
of Paris. He was a tailor, removed to South Paris soon after 
the birth of their first child. Mrs. B. d. Mar. 20, 1879. 

Children : 
Mary Ellen, b. Oct. 21, 1852. 
George W., b. Oct. 28, 1855 ; d. Aug. 30, 1874. 
Edward D., b. Mar. 9, 1857 ; m. 1882, Alice G. Douglass. 

Abiatha Bean, prob. son of Jonathan of Bethel, b. 
June 20, 1793. He was a private in Capt. Robinson's comp. 
in defence of Portland, 1814. His wife was Mercy Fogg 
and their children were, prob. all b. at Craigies Mills, al- 
though their son Thomas C, when published with Mary 
McCullam, in Boston, 1854, gave Portland as his birthplace. 
He was an industrious laborer, moved to Portland in 1844 
and to Boston a few years later. 

Children : 
Elvira Jane, b. Jan. i, 1817. Jonathan, b. Jan. 3, 1820; 

died in September, next year. 
Lydia Maria, b. Sep. 25, '23. Thos. Carlisle, b. Oct. '25. 
Mary Abigail, b. Aug. 13, '29. Henry Page, b. Mar. 10, *32. 
Anna Aurelia, b. May 13, 1836. 

Asa Bearce of Halifax, Mass. was a Lieut, in Capt. 
Thompson's co., commissioned June 6, 1776. He was an 
early buyer of land in Shepardsfield, securing five or six 
lots prior to 1786. He was chairman of the committee cho- 
sen by the inhabitants to forward their petition for incorpo- 
ration, and was the first Treasurer of the town. 
His wife, Mary, after living with him 65 years, died April 
13, 1825, JE 84 years and 9 months. Her descendants were 
8 children, 65 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren. 
Lieut. Asa Bearce died, of cancer, August 21, 1827. 
The town records do not give the names of his children, 
but to Asa Bearce Jr. are credited : 



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Lucinda, b. June 6, 1790; m. November 7, 1811, John 

Farris of Hebron. 
Sylvina, b. Sept. 25, 1792 ; m. Daniel Bearce. 

Gideon Bearce, of Halifax, was at the seige of Bos- 
ton and, for marine service in the Revolution, was granted 
a pension in 1833. He was a brother of Lieut* Asa, above 
named, son of ^John, ^James, 'Austin who came in the ship 
Confidence, 1838. He had lot 7 in the 6th range, was a 
tanner as well as farmer, and probably the first to make 
leather in the county. He was chosen to an office at the first 
town-meeting of Hebron, and during his life was promi- 
nent in local affairs. He died June 18, 1844; wife Lucy 
died December 20, 185 1. 

Children : 
Nabby Ripley, b. July 20, 1790; m. Isaiah Whitemore. 
Gideon, b. April 8, 1793. 
Lucy, b. April 11, 1795 ; m. Nov. 181Q, William Crooker 

of Minot. 
Daniel, b. May 16, 1799. 

Rebecca, b. Nov. 21, 1801 ; m. Caleb S. Barrows. 
Sylvanus Ripley, b. Jan. 15, 1804. Elvira, b. Sep, 27, ^05. 
Josiah Appleton, b. Feb. 26, 1807. 
Irene, b. Dec. 6, 1809; m. Dr. Horace A. Barrows. 
Lucinda, b. March 29, 1813. 

Gideon Bearce Jr. and Polly King of Minot publish- 
ed their intention of man-iage Feb. 16, 1816. He d. July 
6, 1820; she m. 2d Oct. 6, 1822, Paul Bowker, of Minot. 

Children : 
Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1816. Lucy, b. May 4. 1818; m. 

April 30, 1838, Ephraim Maxim of Paris. 
Sarah, March 30, 1820. 

DANiel Bearce, son of Gideon, m. Sylvina Bearce of 

Minot, dau. of Asa Jr. ; pub. Aug. 21 , 1819. 

She died June 23, 1857 ; he died August 22, 1873. 
Children : 

Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 26, 1820. Gideon, b. Sept. 20, 182 1. 

Harriet Newell, b. Aug. 16, 1823. Sophronia Cushman, 
b. Oct. 27, 1825. Rhoda Weston, b. August 12, 1827. 

Joseph Ripley, b. Sep. 16, 1829. Asa Milton, b. June 
23, 1833. Ellen Appleton, b. March 27, 1835. 

Henry Merrill, b. April 30, 1838; m. Sept. 14, 1869, Fran- 
ces F., dau. of Gen. Wm. K. Kimball; s. Norway. 



140 Annals of Oxford. 

Levi Bearce of Hebron, m. Jan. 22, 1797, Judith, 
daughter of Captain Daniel Bucknam ; and the December 
following, he bought of Mr. Whitney lot 2 in the 4th range 
93 acres, for $186.00. He was a son of Levi Bearce, a pri- 
vate in Capt. Isaac Wood's company, that marched from 
Middleboro' on the Lexington alarm, and further service in 
the Mass. Line, entitling him to the benefit of the pension 
Act of 1818. His name was placed upon the roll the next 
year, and there remained until his death. He died in He- 
bron, Dec. 17, 1826, age reported in newspaper, 76, but the 
pension roll makes him seven years older. The same paper 
that reported the death of Levi Sen. says that Levi Bearce 
Jr. died in 1827, aged about 40. 

Children of Levi and Judith Bearce ; 
Rebecca, b. June 4, 1797. Bathsheba, b. Jan. 18, 1799; 
m. April 11, 1825, Jacob Mussey. Levi, b. June 28, 1809. 
The above named are from Hebron records, but a relia- 
ble correspondent thinks there were other children, he re- 
collects there was a son Boyden, and thinks the family re- 
moved to Foxcroft, Me. 

Isaac Bearce, son of Levi, was a carder and clothier 
by trade, and came from Bristol to Craigies Mills, in 1816, 
to work in the factory. He was sometimes employed in the 
saw-mill, where he lost the first three fingers of right hand 
on the shingle machine. His wife was Eunice Copeland 
Greely, and twelve children were born to them, four died 
in infancy. Their home was on Pleasant street (68). He 
died March 22, 1866, JE 82 ; she died Oct. 4, 1875, ^ 84. 

Children : 
Augusta Maria, b. Aug. 11, 1814; m. Nov. 19, 1834, Are- 

tas Caldwell, s. Greenwood, they had eleven children. 
George William, b. Dec. 3, 1815, an innkeeper in Port- 
land, now living in Winthrop. He m. in Portland, May 
30, 1838, Nancy L. Briggs, b. in Sumner Dec. 3, 1819, 
d. in Winthrop, Mar. 7, 1874. Their children, b. in Port- 
land, were Nancy Elizabeth, Georganna Amelia, d. in 
infancy, and Maria Frances, d. in her twentieth year. 
Susan Greely, b. Oct. 5, 1818; m. 1840, in Boston, George 

Washington Little, she is now living in California. 
Bathsheba, b. Jan. 31, 1821 ; m. in Boston, Nov. 16, 1843, 
Samuel Wells Jenkins, a truckman. They had son, Geo. 
W. and dau. Estelle Louise, who died in 1867, aged 18. 
She d. in Boston, Mar. 13, 1874; ^^ ^- ^^ Qi^incy, 1886. 



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Judith Bucknam, b. Aug 13, 1823 ; m. David A. Spear, 
now living in Ferndale, Cal. 

Isaac, b. Mar. 5, 1828, s. in Boston , wife, Mary Caroline 
had son Albert C, b. and d, in 1849. He d, Oct. 1848. 

Elizabeth Greely, b. Nov. 6, 1829 ; d. Sept, 20, 1849. 

Frances Ellen, b. Mar. 24, 1832 ; m. Asa Russ, now liv- 
ing in Bradford, Vt. 

Charles Bearce, of Hebron, bought of Joshua Keen 
Jr. a part of lot 2 in the 3d range, in 1795, and in i799» he 
bought lot 3 in 4th range of Dr. Craigie. Wife Elizabeth. 

Children : 
Enoch, b. Feb. 22, 1796. Lois, b. May 27, 1798: m. 

June 24, 1821, Ira Allen of Minot. 
Joanna, b. Mar. 4, 1801. Mary Ann, b. May 9, 1803. 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 19, 1806; m. Apr. '25, Jona. B. Merrill. 
Charles, b. July 5, 1810. Nathan Dexter, b. May 19, 1815. 

He m. 2d, April 8, 1821, Mary Dunham, and had : 
George Washington, b. Jan. 15, 1822; m. Dec. 6, 1846, 

Saran, dau. of Nathaniel Cushman. 
Joanna Fogg, b. July 14, 1825. Ursula Cushman, b. 
September 2, 1829. 

Job and Betsey Bearce, had : 
Almira, b. Aug. 29, 1795 ; m. Aug. 19, 1813, Joshua 

Crooker, Jr. of Minot. 
Alvan, b. Dec. 17, 1796; m. Jan. 15, 1818, Abigail 

Washburn, and had : Delphina, b. May 26, 1819. 

Cetoigenne Greenwood, b. April 7, 1820. 

Lebbius, b. Aug, 28, 1821. Isaac, b, Feb. 14, 1823. 
Lybius, b. Oct. 3, 1798. Seth, b. Aug. 27, 1800; d. 1818. 
Job, b. Sept. 6, 1802 ; d. 1819. Sidney, b. Aug. 18, 1808. 
Pamelia, b. April 28, 1810. Albert, b. May 15, 1814. 

Isaac Bearce, was Captain of one of the Hebron 
companies that marched to the defence of Portland in 1814. 
Thelisma, his son, b. June 17, 1803, m. Sarah Harlow of 

Minot, pub. Nov. 19, 1825. They had Isaac, b. Sep. 

14, 1828. Austin, b. Nov. 17, 1833; d. Feb. 13, 1857. 

Lewis, b. Aug. 3, 1835. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1838. 

Capt. Isaac Bearce and Mary Jones of Falmouth, publish- 
ed their intention of marriage, July 22, 1815. 

Enoch F. and Sally Bearce, had : 
Moses Jones, b. Nov. 16, 1818. Susan Hall, b. Mar. 7, '20. 



142 Annals of Oxford. 

Elizabeth Henrietta, b. Jan. 27, 1822. Joanna, b. July 
14, 1825. Leonard S., b. May 8, 1827. 

Elnathan Benson, had lot 8 in 3d range and lot 12 
in 6th range, Shepardsfield. Hist, of Paris says that he was 
born in Wareham, Feb. 15, 1745, that his wife was Sarah 
Gibbs, and that most of their children were born there. 

The Mass. Revo, rolls, show him to have been a pri- 
vate in Capt. Hammond's co., enlisted 1778, credited to 
Plympton. He d. Aug. 10, 1814; wid. d. Nov. 25, 1823 , 

JE 83 years. Children : 

Jeptha, b. Sept. 24, 1763 ; had lot 11 in the 6th range. His 

wife was Silence Churchill, they prob. had children, but 

none are of record in Hebron. His widow m. March 15, 

1803, Joshua Bessey, of No. 3. 
Maria, b. Aug. 10, 1765 ; m. Jabez Churchill. 
Elnathan, b. June 8, 1767. Nathan, b. July 30, 1769. 

Zephaniah, b. Oct. 25, 1771. Seth, b. Feb. 13, 1773; 

m. Esther, dau,of Samuel Jackson, s. Paris. 
Abner, b. Feb. 13, 1773 ; m. Catherine Colburn, s. Paris. 
Sarah, b. May 9, 1777 ; m. Benjamin Churchill. 
Jonathan Gibbs, b. June 28, 1780; m. Lucy W., dau. of 

Isaac Heisler, s. Paris. Caleb, b. June 19, 1783. 
Joshua, b. May 16, 1787 ; m. Huldah, daughter of John 

Bessey , settled in Paris. 

Elnathan, son of the above, bought part of lot 11 in the 

5th range, in 1794. His wife, Bathsheba, d. Apr. 13, 1856. 
Children : 

Jacob, b. May 3, 1792, d. July 12, following. 

Ruth, b. April 30, 1793; m. April 12, 1813, Samuel An- 
drews of Buckfield. Jeptha, b. Apr. 4, i795» d- i799' 

Izalla, b. April 18, 1797; m. March 22, 1821, Benjamin 
Merrill. 

Elnathan, b. May 15, 1799, d. Sept, 11, 1800. 

Zilpah, b. Jan. 11, 1802. Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1804. 

Lovisa, b. Mar. 25, 1807. Caleb, b. August 14, 1810. 

Sarah, b. October 19, 1812. 

Caleb Benson, son ef Elnathan, m. Nov. 28, 1805, Mar- 
garet Farris. He d. Feb. 18, 1862; she d. Sept. 8, 1862. 

Children : 
Christiana, b. June 18, 1806; m. May 23, 1830, Daniel 
Bucknam. 



Annals of Oxford. 143 

Caleb, born January 27, 1807, d. April 5, same year. 

Samuel Benson, of HebroH, m. Jan. 27, 181 1, Judith 
Bartlett. She died June 22, 1820; he m. 2d Jan. 21, 1821, 
Huldah Cushman, who d. in 1833. He d. 1843, and prob. 
Susan Benson, who d. Feb. 20, 1846, was his widow. 

Children : 
Louisa, b. Sept. 19, 1812, Harriet N. b. June 9, 1816. 
Mary, b. Nov. 182 1. Augusta C, b. 1826, aud Floril- 

la Jane , b. 1831. 

Hannah Benson, of Hebron, and Abel Stetson, of Sum- 
ner were married October 25, 1810. 

William Banks, wife and seven children, were liv- 
ing in Oxford in 1830. 

John Bessey, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1782; m. Sept 25, 1803, 
Betsey, dau of Eld. John Tripp. They lived in both Paris 
and Hebron, and had fourteen children; see Hist, of Paris. 
She d. June 3, 1837 ; he d. July 16, 1867. 

Joseph Bickford, farmer, b. 1809, in Vermont, came 
to Oxford (171), from New Hampshire, before 1844. His 
wife, Anna W., was a cousin of the wife of the Rev. Isaac 

Carleton. Children : 

Annie J. T., b. Jul}?- 12, 1842 ; m. John Prescott. 
Sarah Ellen, b. Nov. 6, 1844; m. Nathaniel Cash, 
James M., b. August 20, 1846. 

John Bicknell, had lots 5 and 6 in the 6th range, 
likely the person named on the roll of Capt. David Pack- 
ard's CO. in the,Revolution. His wife Rebecca, d. May 15, 
1802 ; he again m. June 24, 1804, Susanna Sturtevant. 

The birth of son David, April 22, 1781, and the death of 
daughter Deborah, Oct. 7, 1785. are all the children cred- 
ited on Hebron records, but there were probably others. 

Deborah Bicknell and George Bryant, m. Jan. 18, 1807. 
David Bioknell, prob. father of John, d. Dec. 1825, JE 82. 



144 Annals of Oxford. 

David Bicknei^l, san of John, m. Mar. 23, 1799, 

Abigail Irish of Buckiield. He died Nov. 16, 1864. 

Children : 
Rebecca, b. Aug. 1800. Zilpah, b. May 4, i8o3 , d. 1803. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 19, 1804; d. Oct. 4, 1809. 
Sullivan, b. Sept. 25, 1807; d. Aug. 21, 1850. 
Sophronia, b. Oct. 8, 1809. Caleb, b. August 18, 1813 ; 

killed by a falling tree, November, 1827. 
Olive, b. November 29, 1817. 

Noah Bicknfxl, m. Dec. 31, 17^4, Rebecca Car- 
man, and had, born in Hebron : 
Cyrus, b. May 28, 1796. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 4, 1798, d. Sept. 28, 1829. 
Otis, b. Oct. 4, 1799; m. April 4, 1824, Martha Dudky, 

and had Charles. Sept. 20, 1825. 
Azor, b. Sept. 19, 1801, d. Aug. 10, 1815. 
Hosea, b. May 8, 1803. 
$ally, b. Feb. 24, 1805, d. March 16, 1839. 
Luke, b. Dec. 17, 1806; ra, Feb. 6, 1830, Grace Decost- 

er and had Noah, May 18, 1831. He d. Dec. 13, 1837. 
Timothy Pickering, b. Feb. 13, 1809. 
Tristram Oilman, b. June 24, 181 1. 
Mary D. b. October 23, 1813. 

Cyrus Bicknell, son of Noah, m. Dec. 2, 1819. 
Rebecca Bicknell. Their children were : 
Azor, b. Dec. 20, 1820. Calista, b. August 24, 1822. 
Noah, b. Febmary 23, 1824, d. May 30, following. 
Zilpah, b. Feb. 25, 1826. Columbus, b. Mar. 11, 1821. 
Americus, b. August 26, 1831 ; d. January i, 1863. 

Simeon and Parnel Bicknell, are credited with : 
Simeon, b. May 20, 1822. William, b. Nov. 14, 1824. 

John Bisbee, and Rebecca Packard, both of Hebron, 
were m. Feb. 15, 1798. Perhaps removed to Buekfield. 

Children : 
Ambrose, b. May 24, 1799. a^ u- n -k 

Martin, b. Feb. 5, 1800; ra. Nov. 21, 1825, Sophia CbA- 

man of Hebron; he tlien of Buckfield. 
Serena, b. Feb. 17, 1802, Cyprian, b. Ajw. 20, x8©^ 
Ajana Perkins, b. Sapt. 5, i^. 



Annals of Oxford. 146 

JosB?H Blake, Jr. was born in Paris Mar. 15, 1801. 
He m. Mar. 13, 1824, Marjr Ann, dau. of John Whitney 
of Pownal and located in Paris. H€ came to Oxford before 
laio and probably removed, after a few years residence, 
to Minot wliere he died Oct. 28, 187 1, 

Children : 
William Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1824; d. 1862, in the array. 
John Whitney, b. June 15, 1826, d. April i, 1841. 
Emell)ie Whitney, b. Jan. 13, 1829; ra. Chas. B.Jacobs. 
Mary Elizabeth, 1). Dec. 5, 1831, d. Dec. 25, same year. 
Jennette, b. Mar. 21, 1833, d. Nov. 8, 1854. 
Joaepii C, b June 18, 1834, d. in infancy. 
George, b. June 4, 1837, d. Sept. following. 
George Frederick, b. Dec. 4, 1838, d. Apiil 7, 1842. 

Charlbs Maguire Blake, son of Stephen of Paris, 
in. Feb. 1845 , Mary Cummiugs and settled in Oxford. 

They had, b. Dec. 7, 1847, Charles M. who d. in 1849. 
He d. Oct. 1, 1847 and she, a few years later became the 
second wife of Col. Simon H. Cummings of Paris. 

Capt. Isaac Bolster of Sutton, an officer in the Rev- 
olution, bought Mar. 29, 1780, of Mr. Shepard, lot 6 in 
the 5th range and lot 6 in the 6th range. His wife was Mar 
ry Dwinal of Sutton ; the family removed to Paris in 1784, 
where he died April 27, 1825. 

Ghauncy Bonney, son of John of Paris, came to Ox- 
ford (31) before 1850. In 1853, being at work in the woods 
for Mr. Hayes, his back was injured by a falling tree, par- 
alysing the lower part of his body, in this helpless condition 
he lived several years. By wife Mary G. he had : 
Mary Ann, ra. Samuel Cummings Ward well. 

Borredell, m. Gerry, s. in Massachusetts. 

Harriet R. b. 1636, m. Lyman Gerry, s. in Otisfeld. 
Elizabeth, b, 1838. PhiKp, b. 1843, drowned in Thomp- 
son Fond. 
G«orgc, b. 1845. Cyrus, b, 1846. 
Henry E. b. 184^. 
(^|«<Hpe, dked m Oxford. 



146 Annals of Oxford. 



Edmund Bowker came from Paris to Hebron about 
the time of the incorporation. His name is on the roll of 
Mass. soldiers in the Revolution. His wife was Patience 
Barrows, probably a sister of Dea. William. He d. April 
30, 1812; she d. at Blanchard, Me. Sept. 8, 1840, ^82. 

Children : 
Silvia, b. Mar. 11, 1786; d. Feb. 2, 1813. 
Mary, b. Aug, 12, 1788, m. Nov. 22, 1807, Daniel Ma- 
comber of Paris, a blacksmith. 
Patience, b. Mar. 23, 1791, m. Feb. 23, 1817, Ruel K. 

Packard, s. in Blanchard. 
Lydia, b. Jan. 15, 1793, m. — — Martin. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1794, d. Dec. 9, 1815. 
Paul, b. Mar. 4, 1797; m. Oct. 6, 1822, Mary (King), 
widow of Gideon Bearce. Two children are mentioned, 
there may have been others : Gideon B. m. Avis Allen, 
had four children. He died in the army, July 15, 1865. 
Cyrus King, b. Feb. 24, 1828. 
vVilliam, b. Feb. 28, 1799; m. Jan. 8, 1824, Elizabeth 

Crafts, s. in Monson. 
Keziah, b, Dec. 15, 1803. 



John Bridgham of Plympton was captain of a comp. 
in Col. Cotton's regt, in the Revolution. He had lot a in 
ist div. Shepardsfield plantation, and his son John who had 
served as one of the corporals in his co. had the lot adjoin- 
ing, in the 2d division. 

Alden Bridgham of Shepardsfield, and Sarah Lane of 
New Gloucester, m. Feb. 1791. 

Derrick Bridgham, d. Hebron, May 5, 1830. 

Joseph Bridgham had lot i, adjoining John Jr. He m. 
Sept. I, 1789, Betty Lane of New Gloucester. 

Lucy, wife of Thomas Bridgham, d. Hebron, Dec. 10, 
1847. 

Polly Bridgham and Cyrus Clark, both of Hebron, m. 
July II, 1802. 

Samuel Bridgham was fifer in Capt. John's company 
and had lot i adjoining his in Shepardsfield. He m. Aug. 
2, 1787, Lucy Hammond of New Gloucester. 



Annals of Oxford. 147 

Children : 
Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1786, m. September 16, 1812, Thomas 

Brown of Minot. 
Samuel, b. Jan. 3, 1790, m. July 4, 1824, Mary Bearce 

of Minot, and had Samuel, b. May 11, 1825. He died 

Aagust 24, 1825. 
Alexander, b. Mar, 9, 1792. 
Sophia, b. Aug. 17, 1795, d. March 31, i8oo. 
Roland Hammand, b. May 15, 1800. 

Willard Bridgham of Shepardsfield and Jemima 
Packard of New Gloucester, m. Mar. 4, 1790. 

Nathanikl Briggs is credited on Hebron records 
with dau. Hannah, b. Dec. 12, iSoi, and son Alonzo, b, 
July 12, 1805. 

Natha«iel Briggs and Tabitha Briggs published their 
intention of marriage , Dec. 31, 1803. 

Ella Briggs of Hebron and Isaac Prince of New Glou- 
cester, pub. Sept. 2, 1802. 

Noble Briggs, farmer, wife Olive, in Oxford, 1850. 

RuFus Briggs, son of Ephraim Jr. and Rachel (Al- 
len)^ of Norway, b. Oct. 17, 181 2. He came to Oxford af- 
ter 1840, having by wife Olive, children as follows: ■ 
Sarah, b. Oct. 28, 1832. Emeline, b. Nov. 3, 1834. 

Mary Ekz. b. Apr. 13, 1837. Ellen Jane, b. Nov. 9, 1839. 
Charles Henry, b. Mar. 6, 1842. Adriene, b. 1845. 

A danghter, b. 1849. Thomas J. 



William E. Brooics, farmer, came to Oxford (95) 
before 1840. The Oxford records mention, wife Mehitable 
and children as follows : 

I^nice Emery, b. Mar. 24, 1817. Charles Barker, b. 
Dec. 26, 1819; m. 1842, Roxanna Cordwell, of Greenwood. 
William Estes, b. Dec. 18, 1820. Ansel Fields, b. Feb. 
18, 1823. Lucy Ana, b. Jan. i, 1826. Sarah Jane, b. 
Fet). 14, 1837. Mary Esther, b. Jan. 21, 1833. Rebec- 
ca, b. Mar. 7, 1835. Frederick Augustus, twin with 
Franklin Augustus, b. July 20, 1840. 

William Brooks of Paris and Mi«s L^dia M. Russell of 
Oxford, pub. Sept. 39, 1833. 



148 Annals of Oxford. 



Samuel Brown, of Middleboiough, Mass. was a pri- 
vatt in Capt. Benson's Co., Col. Putnam's reg. of Conti- 
nentals ; enlisted Feb. 19, 1778, for three years. His name 
was placed upon the pension roU June 7, 1819, reported 
age, 66 years. In Augnst, 179S, he bought of Abraham 
Dean (his wife's brother) lot 7, in the 6th range of the 2d 
div. and in 1798 he bought the adjoining lot in the 7th ra. 
His wife was Ruth, dau. of Josiah and Mary Dean of 
Taunton, Mass., both died advanced in years and were 
interred in the family tomb, on the home farm (102). 

Children, as per Hebron records : 
Oelia, b. Aug. 4, 1789, m. Feb. 2, 1815, Zebedee Pratt. 
Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1791, ptib. Feb. 6, 1808, with Samuel 

Gerrish; m. 2d — Drew. 
Esther, b. Mar. 12, 1794, m. Sept. 3, 1820, Guy Bates 

Waterman of Turner. 
Samuel, b. Nov. 4, 1795, m. Sally Marble, and 2d Nov. 
19, 1838, Mrs. Diantha Carr of Oxford. They had Leon- 
ard, Rufus, Marcia, E. Woodman and Ruth. 
Clarissa, b. Mar. 9, 1798, m. July 15, 1821, Frederick 

Dennen of Poland. 
Henry, b. April 17, 1800, m. Mar. i, 18^1, Bathsheba 

Dennen of Poland, s. in that town. 
Jacob Dean, b. April i, 1802, ra. April 19, 1827, Sally, 
dau. of John Gardiner. They had Jacob Washington, b. 
1829, m. ist Adeline True and 2d Mrs. Mary A. (Pot- 
ter), widow of James L. Fuller of the 17th Me. Reg't , 
killed in the battle of the Wilderness. Lucy A., b. 1833. 
Roscoe, b. Aug. 25, 1837, ra. Jan. i, 1862, Annette M. 
Snell. He was selectman of Oxford several years ; died 
Mar. 23, 1893. Mary A., b. 1840, m. Dec. i, 1866, 
Stillman Dennen ; she d. in 1879. 

J. D. B., d. 1850 or '51, aiid widow m. Aug. 1854, 
iiebedee Pratt of Poland. 
Ruth Dean, b. July 2, 1804, m. Moses Chesley. 
Mary Staples, b. July 24, 1806, ra. May 28, 1825, Moses 

Page of Hebron. 
John, b. Oct. 8, 1809, m. Aug. 8, 1830, Hannah Yates oi 
Greenwood. She was b. Feb. 23, 1801, and d. May 4, 

1847 ; he d. Oct. 8, 1845. Their children were : 

Esther A.^ b. Oct. 30. 1830, m. Dennis Herrick. 
John H., b. April 7, 1833. 



Aima*lB of Oxford. 149 

Augusta M., b. Jan. 7, 1835, m. Andrew Kempton. 

Hoi-tensia E., b. Sept, 17, 1839, adopted by her uncle 

Cyrus, m. Aug. 5, 1855, Lorenzo D. King of Oxford. 

Ellsworth A., b. Aug. 25, 1840, d. July 22, 1869. 

Agnes M. . b. Aug. 15, 1842, d. Aug. 13, 1857. 
Leonard, b. June 6, 1812, m. ist May 8, 1836, Mary Ann 

Littlefield of Oxford; 2d, Oct. 31, "1842, Abby C. Cox 

of Norway, (res. 131) 
Cyrus, b. April 5, 1816, cooper, m. April m, 1838, Susan 

P. Noble of Norway, (res. 13a) 

Daniel Brown of Oxford, m. Aug. 29, 1829, Dcdiy 
Hall of Buckfield. 

Rev, William Brown, a Methodist nainister, had set- 
tlement in South Paris in 1841— 2, and the next year loca- 
ted in Welchville, ; 133). He served on the School Com- 
mittee and was four years. Town Clerk.. He died at Win- 
chester, Va. Dec. 13, 1864, M 53. 

David Bryant, prob. son of Ichabod, of Raynham, 
Mass. settled in a part of Paris that was set off to Hebron. 
He is in the credits to Raynham for service in several com- 
panies during the Revolution and came to Maine about the 
closing of the war. His wife, Lucy, was his cousin and 
it is said that all of their children were born in Mass. 
He d. in 1812, and she d., his widow, April 3, 1840. 
Children ; 
Ichabod. Nancy, m. Moses Smith. David, d. of the 
yellow fever, in the West Indies. Zebulon, b. May xi, 
1782, and Arodus, m. Polly Richmond, s. in Paris. 

Ichabod Bryant, b. Mai". 3, 1773, son of David, m. 

Ruth, dau. of Eliab Richmond, and had, b. in Hebron : — 

Ichabod, b. June 24, 179S, m. Aug. 13, 1820, Elizabeth 
Stinchfield , of Hebron. 

Lucy, b. Nov. 14, 1798, m. Samuel Gurney. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 19, 1801, m. Sept. 9, 181 9, John Mich- 
ael Hack. 

Zebulon, b. Nov. 12, 1802, m. Jan. 26, 1834, Lydia Rich- 
mond. He d. Oct. 13, 1857. 

Phebe, b. Mar. 4, 1805, m. Israel Richmond. 

Nehemiah, b. July i^ 1808, d. Feb, 18, 1811. 

Ruth, b. Nov. 13, iSio, d. April aS, i8i3t. 



150 Annals of Oxford. 

Nehsemiah, b. April 28, 1812, m. Jan. 26, 1837, Ireae 
Gould of Hebron. 

Ruth, b. Mar. 6, 1816, m. Abial Bowman and had Fred- 
erick, m. Georgia Lawrence. Emily, m. Samuel Bent. 
Ai^el, m. Augusta Bumpas. Lucy, m. Henry Sturtevant. 

Zbbulon Bryant, son of David, m. July 7, 1805, 
Desii"e, dau. of Eliab Richmond, and lived on the home- 
stead. Wife d. July 14, 1856, and he m, 2d Mrs. Dorcas 
Bancroft. He died Sept. 27, 1881, in his looth year. 

Children : 
Zilpah, b. Mar. 18, 1806, m. May, 1827, William Pratt. 
x\lanson, b. Sept. 18, 1807. Matilda F. b. May 27, 1809, 
d. June 3, 1836. Esther, b. Nov. 19, 181 1, m. Hiram 
Hilborn. Rhoda R., b. Jan. 25, 1813, m. Oct. 16, 

1831, Benjamin F. Pratt. 'William, b. Oct. 11, 1814, 
m. 1832, Elizabeth Ann Hall of Oxford, s. Mass. 
Eliab R., b. Jan. 5, 1817, m. Almira Bancroft. D. 1873. 
Rowena K., b. Dec. 9 1818, m. Thomas Dearborn. 
Orren S., b. Nov. 21, 1820, m. Nov. 21, 1847, Jerusha 

C. Nelson of Oxford. 
Levi Kingman, b. Sept. 10, 1825, m. Almira French of 

Tewksbury, Mass., s. in Dexter, Me. 
Cyrus, s. in Lawrence and died there. 

Jonathan Bryant, son of Arodus of Paris, m. Nov. 
3, 1829, Abigail, dau. of Abraham and Abigail (Bailey) 
Littlehale, b. Feb. i, 1804, in Tin gsboro rough, Mass., her 
res. Portland, at the time of publishment. The}^ had son 
George, b. Oxford, May 9, 1830. Father d. March, 1832, 
vE 26, and mother m. Alanson Bryant. 

Alanson Bryant, son of Zebulon, m. Dec. 23, 1832, 
Abigail, widow of Jonathan Bryant. They lived (176) in 
Oxford. He d. Sept. 13, 1868; she d. Dec. 3, 1871. 

Children : 
Abigail, b. Nov. 12, 1833, d. Sept. 13, 1852. 
Alanson Richmond, b. Aug, 22, 1835, d. Sept. 28, 1855. 
Almira, b. Aug. 12, 1838, m. Nov. 23, 1867, George R. 
Paine of Woonsocket, R- I., s. (164) in Oxford. They 
had b. Dec. 4, 1872, Alanson Remington, m. June 30, 
1897, Cora Lund of Baldwinsville, Mass. 
Harriet, b. May 5, 1840, m. July 10, 1859, Henry Swett 
and had, b. July 29, 1863, E)ouai»o, wiw is married 
aud Iwm iu Colerado. 



Axtn^ of Oxford. 161 

Charies Henry, b. June 6, 1847, m. April 12, 1868, Eliza 
Steadman, and had, Harry A. b. October 12, 1870. 
Lillian M,, b. Oct. 6, 1872. George, b. Oct. 12, 1876. 
Francis M., b. June 12, 1883. Isabella, b. Sept. 8, 1888. 

G. Bryant, had lot 2 in the 2d range, first division 
of land in Shepardsfield. He was probably the father of; 

Abijah Bryant, a soldier in the Continental Army, 
credited to the town of Middleborough, Mass., and des- 
cribed, on the rolls of 1780, as 5ft, loin. in stature, light 
complexion and 20 years of age. He received a pension. 

Children are credited him on Hebron records as follows : 
Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1787. Amos, b. June 2, 1789, m. 

Oct. 15, 1815, Polly Woodward of Hebron. 
John, b. Jan. 10, 1791. Joseph, b. Dec. 15, 1793, m. 

Oct. 19, 1815, Sally Jordan of Hebron. 
Abijah, b. Aug. 3, 1800. George ApHn, b. Aug. 23, 1804. 

George Bryant was born August 22, 1784, prob. 
eldest son of Abijah, above named. He m. Jan. 18, 1807, 
Deborah Bicknell, prob. dau. of John, b. Aug. 20, 1787. 

Children, bom in Hebron : 
Zilpah, b. Dec. 2, 1808. George, b. Aug. 29, 1810. 
Harvey, b. June 25, 1812. Deborah, b. Oct. 7, 1814, d. 

May 27, 1817. Deborah, b. July 9, 1817. 

Eliza Ann, b. May 15, 1820. Sophia H., b. Aug. 28, 1822. 
Allura, b. July 15, 1823. 

Daniel Bucknam, Jr. of Sutton, bought of Mr. Shep- 
ard, in the spring of 1778, three hundred acres of land, 
for £500., being lots i in the 3d and i in the 4th range in 
the second division, as shown on the plan, although the 
survey of Mr. Davis, locates most of his land in Minot. 

He was Captain of an x\rtillery company at the opening 
of the war, but had probably resigned before buying the 
Shepardsfield land. The price paid for the property was 
probably based on the value of the depreciated currency of 
the colonies. Capt. Bucknam was born in 1722 and died in 
1809. His first wife was Phebe, dau. of Thomas Gould of 
Sutton, by whom he had 16 children, of these, two only 
were living when he came to Maine. He was a laige mus- 
cular man of almost superhuman sti-ength and a lively sense 
of humor. His two eldest ohildren were robust and fearless 
girls, much of their tiiiie doing mens v/ork, assisting their 



152 Azmals of Oxford. 

father in reducing a wilderness to arable land, and on on« 
occasion their indomitable courage, saved his life from im- 
minent peril. Phebe was 22 years old when she came to 
Maine, and a deed on record in the Cumberland Registry 
shows tliat Mr. Shepard preseiited her, in 1779, a lot in 
his township, of one hundred acres of land, as a compli- 
ment to her "unexampled industry." She m. — — John- 
son and s. in Dixfield ; m. 2d, Tucker, and 3d, 

Seavey. Ruth was four years younger than Phebe ; she 
m. Edward Hawks, s. in Minot and had a large family. 

Capt. Bucknam m. 2d, Miss Boyden, who bore him 

three son and three daughters. Daniel the oldest boy was 
killed by a falling tree, at the age of eighteen. Shepard 
and Calvin, were twins, six weeks old when they came to 
Maine. Lucy, m. Gideon Bearce. Rebecca, m. Dud- 
ley. Judith, m. Levi Bearce. 

Shepard Bucknam, son of Daniel, had a part of his 
fathers farm. He m. June 16, 1799, Betsey, dau. of Seth 
Randall of Hebron. 

Children : 
Cyrus, b. July 29, 1800. Daniel, b. May 23, 1802, m. 
Christiana Benson. Seth Randall, b. Feb., 1804. Eliza, 
Russell, Roxanna, b. April 7, 1810. Shepard and Isaac. 

Calvin Bucknam, son of Daniel, had a part of the 
homestead. He m. June 9, 1799, Hopestill Bearce; she 
d. Aug. 15, 1801. He m. 2d, Oct. 10, 1802, Zilpah Ber- 
rows; she d. July 28, 1825. He m. 3d, Olive Hathaway; 
she d. Feb. 6, 1835. He m. 4th, Mrs. Elizabeth Bolles. 
He died January lo, 1842, M 64. Killed by an accident. 

Children : 
Judith, b. Oct. 31, 1800, m. May, 1830, Comfort Crooker. 
Sarah, b. May 30, 1803, m. Dea. Joseph Barrows. 
Calvin, b. Sept, 25, 1804, m. Mar. 1849, Laurinda G., 

dau. of David Twitchell of Paris. They had Almon, b. 

Nov. 16, 1852, d. Oct. 21, 1881. Emily L., b. Mar. 

16, 1856, m. Austin A. Nelson of Mechanic Falls. 

Isa, b. Dec. 20, 1857, m. Cliarles R. Millett. 
Father died Nov. 20, 1888. 
Hope, b. June 2, 1806, m. Dec. 6, 1832, Lorenzo Merrill. 
Eleanm-, b. Mar. 11, 1808, m. Lewis Monk. 
Joseph, b. Nov. 14, 1810, m. Eunice Harris. 
Simeon Worthy, b. Aug. 11, i^ii, m. Lucy Heward. He 

died Dec. 15, 1841. 



Annals of Oxford. 153 

Zilpah, b. January 3, 1814, m. Ezra Mitchell. 
William Barrows, b. Sept. i, 1817, d. Sept. 26, 1839. 
Rebecca, b. Dec. 17, 1818, m. C. C. Cushman. 
Josiah Appleton, b. Ma". 21, 1821, m. Nancy J. Glover. 
Elizabeth O., b. Jan. 22, 1829, m. Milton Morse, m. 2d 

Alexander Rverson. m. 3d Leavett Hanson. 
Hamlin Turner; b. Dec. 8, 1830, m. Rachel Brown. 

Daniel Bullen had lot 8 in the 4th range, w. and 
now the town farm of Oxford. He was probably Ensign 
of the Medway co. in the Revolution. His wife, Lydia, 
was a dau. of Ebenezer Rawson of Paris. 

Children, as per Hebron records : 
Daniel, b. Aug. 9, 1785, d. Jan. 22, 1789. 
John Rawson, b. Mar. 19, 1787, m. Jan. 19, 1817, Sally 

Wright. 
Sally, b. April 2, 1789, m. Eliab Richmond, Jr. 
Lj^dia, b. April 2, 1791, m. Robert Hilborn, 3d. 
Daniel, b. April 18, 1793, m. September, 1820, Mary, 

dau. of John Lombard of Otisfi^ld ; s. Norway. 
Julia, b. April i, 1796. 

Clarissa, b. Jan. 27, 1799, m. Giles Shurtleff. 
Mary, b. March 20, 1802, m. Luther Perkins. 

Morris, William and Zephaniah Bumpas had lots 
in the 3d and 4th ranges in the first division of Shepards- 
field, near each other. All appear upon the iMass. Rolls to 
have served in the Revolution, under the names of Bump- 
as or Bump. Morris was mustered, in 1777, in Capt. Spar- 
row's, Plymouth co. and in 1819, his name was placed on 
the pension roll, for service in the Mass. Line, he then be- 
ing 78 years of age. William and Zephaniah, served in 
the WaVeham co.'and William's widow received a pension. 

Zephaniah Bumpas and Ellice Churchill, both of Shep- 
ardsfield, were m. at New Gloucester, April i, 1784. 

Zephaniah Bumpas, Jr. and Mary Gool, both of Shep. 
ardsfield, were m. at New Gloucester, Nov. 28, 1788. 

Miss jedidah Bumpus of Hebron and Amaziah Reed of 
Plantation No. 5, were m. Oct. 19, 1809. 

Morris Bumpas m. at Plympton, Mass. Feb. 10, 1780, 



154 Annals of Oat&ard. 

Hannah Bumpas and came t© S^wpardsfield about 1783. He 

died, Oct. 14, 1837 ; wiie died, Dec. 18, 1841. 
Children : 

Morris, b. Dec. 12, 1780,01. May, 1806, Mary Sturtevant. 
He d. Sept. 9, 1814; she m. 2d, Nov. 6, 1817, Benja- 
min Spaulding of Buckfield. 

Simeon, b. Nov. 20, 1782; burned to death in the aca- 
deutal destruction, by tire, of their cabin in Shepardsfield. 

Nathaniel, b. Aug. 31, 1784. m. Betsey, dau. of John 
Warren of Buckfield. He was a blacksnjith, s. Pans. 

Lydia, b. Oct. 10, 1786, d. Oct. 22, 1803. 

Samuel, b. May 23, 1788; he had the homestead. 

Huldah, b. Sept. 14, 1790. 

Jesse, b. May 3, 1792, m. Pdly Whitman. 

Martha, b. Sept. 1796, d. in infancy. 

Martha, b. Sept. 16, 1799, m. Aug. 26, 1821, Moses 
Couillai-d of Bath; m. 2d, -— Snowman. 

Daniel, b. Oct. 10, 1800, m. Olive Tripp. 

Patience, b. May 27, 1801, d. Oct. 30, 1820, 

Seth, b. Aug. 6, 1803, d. June 6, 1804. 

Eliza, b. May 22, 1806, m. Alden Fisk; s. Turner. 

Samuel Bumpas, son of Morris, s. Hebron, na. Re- 
becca, dau.of Capt. Azel Kinsley of Minot. He d. Aug«st 

29, 1875 ; she d. May 14, 1881. 
Children : 

Azel Kinsky, b. March 16, 182 1. 

Martha H., b. March 30, 1823, m. April 21, 1844, Ho- 
ratio G. Lcbaron. 

Harriet Eleanor, b. April 4 , 1825, d. Jane 3, 1842. 

Martin Kinsley, b. May i, 1827. 

Samuel Augustus, b. May 24, 1829. 

William Bumpas and Hannah P»arrows, were mar- 
ried at Plympton, Mass. Feb. 10, 1780. He d. in Hebipon, 

Jan. 7, 1813, she d. June 12, 1846. 
Children : 

Sila.s, b, June 9, 1781. William, b. Sept. 4, 1783. 

Alden, b. June 9, 1786. Betty, b. May 13, 1789, m. 

May 9, 1813, Caleb Cushman, Jr. K»Mnah, b. Jan. 1792. 

Bethany, b. Sei>t. 8, 179S, ni. Mar. 25, 1821, Aaron Maa- 

shall of Hebron. Clarissa, b. July 17, 1799. Laura, b. 

Dec. 30, 1801, m. July 16, 1818, Jacob Records. Elvira, 

b. Feb. 25, 1804, m. Dec. 2, 1824, Williain M-erriU. 



Anmiis of Usioru. 165 

Silas Bumpa«, son of William, m. Oct. 17, 1802, 
Keziah Packard of Hebron. 

Children : 
Lueinda, died Jan. 17, 1804. Sophronia, b. June 11, 1805. 
MixauU, b. Jan. 29, 1809. Chas. White, b. May 24, 1814. 
Silas, b. Feb. 27, 1816. Willard W., b. Aug. 16, 1818. 

Dea. Aldbn Bumpas, son of William, died in He- 
ron, Aug. 26, 1849. His wife was Polly, dau. of Samuel 
Crafts, with whom he married Nov. 26, 181 2. 

Children : 
Solomon, b. Aug. 18, 1813, d. Feb. 27, 1814. 
Atwood B., b. May 9, 1815. 
Mary Ann, b. May 29, 1818. 
Sara DeAlbra, b. Sept. 5, 1824; m. Dec. 5, 1844, John 

Whitman. Isaac C, b. Aug. 30, 1826. 

Verren Alden, b. July 11 , 1830. 
Laurin Aurelius, b. April 29, 1833. 

William Bumpas, son of William, m. Nov. 26, 1S07, 
Phebe Washburn, s. in Hebron; he d. Aug. 14, 1837. 

Children : 
horenzo Simmons, b. Jan. 9, 1809, m. Oct. 4, 1835, 

Lydia York of Hebron. 
William White, b. Aug. 3, 1813, m. Nov. 25, 1835, Car- 
oline, b. Feb. 8, 1815, dau. of Lewis and Martha (Bes- 
sey) Monk of Buckfield. He was a shoemaker; his first 
child was born in Hebron, the others in Oxford, where 

he died Jan. 19, 1866. His children were : 

Emily Angerone, b. Nov. 19, 1837, m. Jan. i, 1861, 

Bartlett Kavanough. 

Alphonso Whitman, b. d. Jan. 30, 1850. 

Hiram Mellen, b. Oct. 2, 1848, d. Sept. 20, 1849. 
James Adeibert, b. July 3, 1846, d. Feb. 3, 1850. 
Loring Herrman, b. Nov. 18, 1850, m. October 7, 1897, 

Mabel Pattee. 

jLlewellyn Washburn, b. d. Aug. 22, 1855. 

Sybelia Josephene, b. Jan, 16, 1856, m. Feb. 18, 1888, 

Charles F. Hanseora. 
Charles Herfjert, b. July 4, 1858, m. Feb. 12, 1881, 

Emma Hammill. 



John Burns, b. in Massachusetts in 1783, had family in 



156 Anaals of Oxford. 

Oxford at the time of incorporation, consisting of wife Je- 
rusha, three sons and five daughters ; Betsey, m. May 24, 
1835, Alpha B. Everett. Mr. Whitney's note-book 

mentions the occupation of 132 acres of land, on the line 
between Hebron and Otisfield, by John Burns and J<^n 
Lennell, in 181 1. Mr. Burns lived to be very aged, taking 
a 2d or 3d wife wten upwards of 80 years of age. This 
event was enthusiastically celebrated by the "CaUathum|)- 
ian Band". 

EzEKiEL R. BuRN.s, b. 1804, SOU of John, had the 
home farm. He m. Oct. lo, 1838, Miss Julia Ann Elweli , 
and 2d, Dec. 21, 1863, Amanda M. Churchill. 

Children : 
Mary R., b. 1839. Araminta, b. 1841. Sarah C. b. 1845. 
John E., b. Sept .27, 1848. Julia Maria, b. May 13, 1851. 

John G. Burns, son John, had a farm (7) near his 
father's. He m. May 23, 1830, Esther Scribner, who d. 
Jan. 25, 1837. He m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1837, Miss Mary Kim- 
ball of Hamlin's Gore. One child, only, James Austin, b. 
Jan. 25, 1840, is of record, but prob. there were others. 

Nathaniel E. Burns, son of John, had a farm (9) near 
his brother's. He ra. Aug. 2, 1840, Sylvia, dau. of Capt. 
Micah Walker of Paris. He died Dec. 12, 1873. 

Children : 
Sarah R., b. Sept. 23, 1845. James F., b. June 18, 1847. 
Sewall S., died Oct. 8, 1849. Sylvia E., b. Jan. 23. 1850. 
Electra S., b. May 9, 1852 ; d. unra. Oct. 25, 1899. 
Isabel A., b. vSept. 6, 1854. 

Josephine L., b. June 17, 1856. Llewellyn, b. Ap. 38, 1858. 
Lucy E., b. Dec. 9, 1859; lived ten days. 

John Caldwei.l, fourth in descent from John of Ips- 
wich, Mass. and prob. one of the ten, of the name upon 
Mass. Rev. ReH's. He had lots 10 and 11 in the 5th range 
and lot 10 in Ihe 6th range, as shown on the map of Shep- 
ardsfield ; additional land was acquired by purchase in 1783 
and in 1787, evidently anticipating the wants of his child- 
ren. He d. Dec. 16, 1813; wife, i3olly (Bowley), d. Dec- 
19, 1815. Their children, said to have been born in Ha- 
verhill, Mass. were as follows : 

John, «. in Hebron. Dolly, m. Mar. 5, 1801, Rev. Dan- 
iel Rkker, a Methodist preacher. 



Annate of Oxford. 15V 

PhrBp, b, Dec. 2, TfJ2 5 ^- Susan Perktjw <yf Mi<Wlt1-K>ro. 

&. m Paris aear the Oxford lin«. 
William, b. i775- Poiiy» b. Jaly jS, 17S2 ; m. Ju«e 

18 , 1782, Rev. Dan Perry. 

John Caldwell, son of J©h», m, Sarah Merrill. 
Cbildreu, born in Hebron : 

Mciinda, b. May 24, 1802, m. ^fov. 6, 1618, Thaddeus 
Greenwood. Dolly, b. Feb. 6, 1803. 

Aretas, b. Dec. 24, i8o/|, m. Sept. 8, 1834, Augueta Ma- 
ria Bearce of Oxford. Settled in Greenwood. 

Richard, b. Mar. 27, 1806. 

Sopfeionia, b. Dec. 15, 1808, m. 1831, Edward Weemati. 

WiMijwn Harrison, b. March 21, 1813. 

Sarah Jaiie, b. May 13. 1S15. ra. Oct. 12, 1833* Preston 
Edwards of Otisfield. 

WiLi-iAM Caldwell, son of Jc^m, m. May », 1799, 

Nancy Woodward of Poland. Their farm was in that part 

of Hebron that became Oxford (172) ; be d. Dec. 12, 1862. 
Children: 

Zenas, b. Mar. 31, 1800. He was graduated at Bowdoii: 
College, Preceptor of Hallowell Acadenay, and iti 1825 
was chosen Principal odt the Maine Wesley an Seminary. 
He was a young man of rare promise whose early death. 
D«c. 21, 1826, was a sad event to the school. 

r.eonard, b. Jan. 30, 1803, s. on the honae farm. 

Vferritt, b. Nov. 29, 1806, gr. Bow. Col. class of 1828; 
and same year wa« chosen Principal of the Seminary. 
After six years of creditable service in this office, he re- 
signed, to accept a professorship in Dickinson College. 

Xancy, b. April 25, 1809, ra. Aug. 25, 1827, Eliphalet 
Clark of Wikon. They s. in Portland where he engaged 
is medical (hom.) practice. His fine preseace, agreeable 
manners and excellent judgenient gave him a large cli- 
entage, and a fortune. They botb lived to an advanced 
age, and having no children, they dislributed the larger 
part of their estate to educational and religious institutions. 
Leonard Caldwell, son of William, m. May 22, 

1831, Mia? Hannah Farrington of Otisljeld ; 
Children, Ixsni in Oxford: 

Emily Clark, b. May 28, 1833. L^nard A., b. — 1^4. 

Ellen C, b. i%6. WiiHam F., b. 1838. 

Ansa E., b. Feb. 21, 1848. 



158 Aimals of Oxl'ord. 



Rev. TSA.AC Carlton, son oi Isa«c, was bom Att^- 

20, 1807, and died Jan. $> i^S^- sbe skktch pa©b 106. 
He m. Dec. 15, 1836, Clarrada, d«u. of Nathaniel a«d 
Phoebe Merrill ; she b. Mar. 9, 1808, d. PortlaHd, Oct. i, 
1894. Their fii\st child was born in Lubec, the others were 

born in Oxford, and were as foilovvs : 

Clara, b. Sept. 21, 1838, d. Portland, Oct. 25, 1899. 
Delavan, b. June 20, 1840, m. Mary ElKs. 
Laura, b. Nov. 24, 1841, lives in Portland. 
Mary, b. Feb. i, 1844, m. John M. Dennett. 
Dora, b. Nov. 21, 1846. lives in Poitland. 



Thomas Carman, son of John of North Yarmoutfe, 
m. Eleanor Gardner, or Garnett, p«b. Oct. 8, 1791. They 
s.. in Hebron, where wife died Aag. 2, 1809; he na. 2d, 
Feb. 5, 1814, Priscilla Reed of Wilton. 

Children ; 
Thomas Randall, b. Aug. 16, 1793. 
Luther, b. Sept. 28, 1795. 
Isaac Bearce, b. May 25, 1798. 
Matilda, b. Jan. 3, 1801, d. unmarried. 
Miranda, b. Aug. 25, 1803. m. Kimball Pi-rnce Fuller. 
James Harvey, b. Aug. 7, 1805. 
Arvilla, b. Dec. 23, 1B07, d. unmarried. 
Eleanor, and Loring, by 2d wife. 

Thomas R. Carman, son of Thomas, was brought up 
in the family of Capt. I&aac Bearce. He taught school in 
Woodstock, Green wtiod, Oxford and other places. His wiie 
was Sarah, b. Jan. i, 1797, dau. o^ SolonKjn and Sally 
(Swan) Bryant of Bryant's Poixl. He survived his wiie, 
living with his daughter in Portland, and with Dea. Chris- 
topher Bryant of Woodstock, where he di«d. 

Children : 
Sylvester, d. in early manhood. Sarah Jane, d. in infancy. 
Sarah Jane, m. William Welch of Portland. 
Milton, d. before he was twenty. 

LuTHF.R Carman, son of Thomas, lived on Main st. 
near his shop. He was a man of wonderful versatility, em- 
ploying himself, at tim^s, aa a farmer, hoiisewright, cabinet 
maker, n^ckmiat, teftcber oi m<u«ic etc. sbb paos 107. 



Annals of Oxford. 159 

He m. 1821, Dolly, b. Feb. 6, 1803, dau. of John Cald- 
vv'ell, Jr. Children : 

Mary Ann Washington, died Jan. 30, 1827. 
Luther Milton, died Aug. 7, 1828. 

Albion Francis Marion, Id. Aug. 20, '28; d. June 11, '32. 
Amanda Melvina Milton, b. June 20, 1830; m. Charles 

F. Ingalls, lives in Portland. 
Adelaide Voloski, b. Aug. 13, 1832 ; m. Wilder Reed, 

lives in Bo; ton. 
Thaddeus Sobieski, b. May 13, 1834; m. Helen Wing 

of Wayne, he died at ^¥inthrop. 
Luther Stanhope, b. Feb. 15, 1836; m. Rebecca Bacon, 

lives in Bridgton. Elbina Lowell, died May 7, 1840. 

William, b. Mar. 13, 1839; d. Oct. 7 1840. 
Edward Preble, m. Sept 19, 1865, Miss Abby Bowdoin ; 

m. 2d, Mrs. Mary (Cross) Webb; lives in Bridgton. 
William Wallace, m. Charlotte C. Bennett of Sweden; m. 

2d, Mrs. Edna J. (Mitchell) Eames ; lives in Portland. 
Helen Marr, lives with her sister, Mrs. Reed, in Boston. 

Father died in Bridgton, Nov. 24, 1874 ; mother died 
in Cambridgeport, Nov. i, 1886. 

Isaac B. Carman, son of Thomas, learned the join- 
er's trade and soon after arriving at his majority, he went to 
Boston where he became proficient, not only in house fin- 
ishing, but in ship and cabinet work, and for several years 
was employed in the Charlestown Navy Yard. In 1832 he 
returned to Oxford, living in the house now occupied by 
his son-in-law. Squire Andrews, until his demise, Nov. 18, 
1864. He was an ingenious mechanic of excellent charac- 
ter, a kind friend and a good citizen. His wife with whom 
he married, in Boston, July, 1828, was Sarah Cays, b. in 
Scituate, July 27, 1801, dau. of Samuel and Sibae (Litch- 
field) Stockbridge; d. Oct. 29, 1872. 

Children : 
Sibae Stockbridge, b. Nov. 12, 1833 ; m. Freeman B. An- 
drews, Esq. of Oxford. 
Ellen Lhchfield, b. Sept. 14, 1840, d. 1854. 
Caroline Elizabeth Cass, b. Nov. 29, 1842. 

Dr. RoBCRT Carr, son of Samuel, was b. at Newbu- 
ry, Mass. Oct. 24, 1783 ; m. Jan. 20, 1813, Polly Chase. 
She was born, Aug. 5, 1785, and soon after their marriage. 



160 Annals of Oxford. 

he commenced the practice of medicine m Hebron. In this 
great office he served many years with skill and fidelity, 
his kindly disposition making him, everywhere, a welcome 
guest. He died at West Minot, Jnly 14, 1852. 

Children : 
Josiah, b. Feb. 6, 1814, m. Sept. 23, 1841, Ehzabeth 

Frances Bridgham. For forty years a beloved physician 

at Mechanic Falls. 
Ann Kimball, b. Mar. 29, 1816, m. 1838, Edward Bruce. 
Mehitable Frye, b. April 5, 1818, m.Oct. 12, 1843, Isaac 

AVhitmore Marshall. She d. Hebron, Jan. 9, 1845. 
Samuel, b. July 30, 1823, m. Harriet C. Haw^ks. 
Robert William, b. Feb. i, 1826. 

Cassander Gary, son of Dr. Luther and Abis^ail 
(King) Cary of Turner, was born in Williamsburg, Mass. 
Aug. 15, 1783. He m. 1808, Sally Clapp; he m. 2d, 1818, 
Joanna Jones ; had settlement in Hebron, where he d. Sept. 
2, 183 1. Children as per Hebron records. 

Sophia, b. April 12, 1810. Martha, b. May 5, i8i3. 

Harriet, b. Aug. 24, 1814. Sally, b. Nov. 14, 1816. 

Henry J., b. June 12, 1823. Cassander, b. May 4, 1826; 
lived sixteen days. Aaron, b. Nov. 20, 1828. 

Thomas Cary, son of Zachary and Eliza (Newhall) 
Cary, was born in Sterling, Mass., 1807. He was a brick- 
maker, residence, while in Oxford, on King street, oppo- 
site Mr. Ricker's. He was a stage driver on the Portland 
and Paris line, also on other routes. In May 1842, he re- 
moved to farm near Gray Corner, where he continued until 
his house was burned, a few years ago, since then, his dau. 
Mrs. Sykes, has made a home for him with her in Lewis- 
ton. He m. ist, Theda L., dau. of Capt. Micah Walker 
of Paris; shed. July 31, 1838, and he m. 2d, May 20, 
1839, Mrs. Julia Ann Waterhouse, dau. of Dr. Peter Whit- 
ney of Gray. She had one son, Peter Whitney Waterhouse, 
who had his surname changed to Cary, by the Legislature 
in 1842. He m. Mary Peck of Conn. 

Children : 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1835 ; m. John Wesley of Patten. 
Theda, b. April, 1842; m. Robert M. Sykes of Lewiston. 
Cephas, b. 1843 ; m. Emma Farris, lives in Oxford. 
Gustavti* Newhall, b. 184^ ; unm., died in the: army. 



Azmals of Oxtbrd. 161 

Cynthia, died in infancy. Mary, died in infancy. 

Cynthia Whitney, b. 1851 ; m. John Dingley of Lewiston. 
Albert Alonzo, b. 1853, lives in Gray. 

Zachary Cary of Leeds and Miriam Moi-se of He- 
bron, were married Aug. 3, 1824. She was a daughter of 
James Morse, the miller at Craigies Mills and died, his 
widow, at Woodfords. He was a brother of Thomas, above 
named, b. 1801 ; he had settlement in Norway and later in 
Oxford (119). Children; 

James Henry, b. 1825, m. Mary Elizabeth Breslin ; he d. 

in Portland, 185 1. 
Albert Quincy, b. 1827, killed in the steamer Primrose, 

blown up on the Mississippi river. 
Lydia Ann, b. 1829, d. young. 
Martha Jane, b. 1B32, m. Walter B. Harmon. 
George Francis, b. 1837, m. 1866, Harriet N. Flood, s. 

Portland; d. Feb. 7, 1892. 
Lewis Clark, b. 1843, d. unm. at Woodfords. 

Squire and Deborah Casv\''el,l, are credited on the 

Hebron records, with children, as follows ; 

Rachel, b. May 10, 1815. 
John, b. June 13, 1818. 

Andrew Harlow of Minot, and Deborah Caswell of He- 
bron, pub. their intention of m. July 30, 1825. 

David W. Cates, said to have been left an orphan 
in infancy, and adopted by an Otisiield family. He was b. 
Sept. 1799, HI. July II, 1830, Harriet Eaton, dau. of Ab- 
ner Shaw of Oxford. He had residence an Pleasant street, 
followed the cooper's trade, and lived more than ninety 
years, the last twenty in total blindness. His wife d. Aug. 
1895, in Massachusetts. Children, bom in Oxford. 
Frances Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1831, m. Mar. 14, 185 1, 

Daniel C. Moore; m. 2d, Abiel Root. She d. July, 1900, 

at Norwood, Mass. 
Charles Augustus, b. July 27^ 1832, m. Philena Libby of 

Harrison, lives in that town. 
Albion Milton, b. Mar. i|, 1^36, na. Mary Parsons, livte 

in Blackstoae, Mai«, 



162 Annals of Oxford. 

William Lewis, b. July 20, 1838; m. Mary Ann Sweet; 

m. 2d, Hannah Sweet, lives in Blackstone. 
Clarence M., b. Mar. 31, 1851; m. Mary Flaherty; m. 

2d, Mrs. Josephine Jordan, lives in Blackstone. 

Zebulon Chadbourne, b. 1774, m. Polly Staples, 
b. 1779 ; came from Kennebunk and located on Pigeon Hill. 

Children ; 
Mary, b. June 30, 1801, m. Feb. 20, 1823, Reuben Saw- 
yer of New Gloucester. 
Elon, b. June 2, 1803. 
John R., b. July 15, 1804. 

Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 1807, m. Herrick. 

Samuel H., b. Oct. 2, 1810. 
Thomas, b. May 2, 181 2, lived two years. 
Susanna, b. Oct. 12, 1815, m. Chase Merrill. 
Zebulon, b. Aug. 30, 1823, m. Dorcas Brown, and died, 
very suddenly, in 1846, without issue. 

Elon Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, had the home- 
stead (140). He m. May, 1826, Lydia K. Piper of Otis- 
field. Children; 
Francis S., b. Jan. 28, 1828, m. May 19, 1850, Serena 

Kenney of Westbrook. 
Jairus Keith, m. Mrs. — Lombard of Otisfield. 
Cora, d. at the age of 25, unmarried. 

John R. Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, m. Rhoda 
Cary Gurney, and removed to Sumner before 1840. 

Children : 
Louisa Deborah, b. June 6, 1829. 
Chloe Eustis, b. Jan. 15, 1835. 
James A. Barnes, b. May 16, 1839. 
Isabel Credentia, b. Feb. i, 1842, m. John McCollister. 

Samuel H. Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, m. June 
3, 1832, Charlotte T., dau. of Ephraim Washburn, and s. 
in Oxford (136). He was a member of Co. H 14th Maine, 
and died in a hospital at Baton Rouge, Nov. 30, 1863. His 
widow in. Seth H. Faunce. 

Children : 
Alonzo Hosea, b. Mar. 23, 1833, m. Almira Lane of Hi- 
ram ; lives in Worcester. 
John Welch, b. April r6, 183^, m. Harriet Walcott ; he is 
an innholder at 0«ford. 



Annals of Oxtord. 

George Mellen, b. Dec. 15, 1839; d. unm. 1872. 
Frances Melissa, b. Feb. 9, 1844. 

Charlotte Augusta, b. Mar. 13, 1846, m. George H.Jones. 
Malorah Annetta, b. June 6, 1848, m. Leander Wardwell. 
Freeland, b. Dec. 30, 1856, m. Effie McCollister. 

Reuben Proctor of Buckfield and Betsey Chadbourne o 
Hebron were m. July 14, 1799. 

William Farwell Chaffin, b. Jan. 12, 1804, son 
of Gladwin and Evinice (Farwell) Chaffin of Harvard, 
Mass., came to Oxford soon after the marriage of his sister 
with Maj. Norton. He w^as a fine looking man, of kindly 
disposition and unblemished character ; a cooper, by trade, 
but he had been much employed as a school-teacher. He 
was especially interested in music and opened a singing- 
school in the village, from which was organized an excel- 
lent musical society and church choir, efficient aids to so- 
cial and religious meetings. His death, April 30, 1838, was 
a very solemn event, the meeting-house was crowded at 
his funeral, and the rboir , in tears, sang in the service. 

His wife, b, Oct. 31, 1803, was Louisa, dau. of Eben- 
ezer L. and Hannah (Tarbell) Shattuck of Pepperell, Ms., 
an excellent woman, lovingly co-operating with her husband 
in good works. Soon after the birth of her son, she was af- 
flicted with a nervous disease that bereft her of reason and 
her sun went down in a cloud. May 20, 185 1. 

Children : 
Mary Louisa, b. Mar. 9, 1834, m. Oct. 21, 1861, John 

Holmes, and d. in California, Mar. 25, 1863. 
William Ladd, b. Aug. 16, 1837, m. Aug. 12, 1862. Re- 
becca H., dau. of Michael H. and Margaret (Hazlett. 
Bagley of Portland. Dr. Chaffin has for many years 
been the revered pastor of Unity Church, North Easton, 
Mass. 

A record of this family would be defective if "Aunt 
Phoebe" was omited ; she was a sister of Mrs. Chaffin, came 
with her to Oxford, and upon her devolved the care of this 
afflicted family. A friend said of her, **she was a grand 
woman, full of good works, with love and charity for every 
body ; she richly deserved to live a hundred years in this 
world and an eternity of years in the better world to come." 
At the age of 55, Miss Shattuck became the 2d wife of Maj. 



164 Annals of Oxford. 

Levi Houghton of Fitchburg, who was 16 years her senior} 
she used to say that she "was amply paid for waiting, for 
she had a good husband more than twent}^ jears". She d. 
at the Rectory, at North Easton, June 24, 1890, aged 100 
years, 4 months and 6 days ; her laet twenty years being 
spent in the family of her nephew. When he was a child, 
she was a mother to him, and when she became, again, a 
child he lovingly cared for her. 

Joseph Chaffin, brother of William, was b. March 
13, 1807. He learned to be a harness-maker of his brother 
John, at Concord, N. H. In 1834 he m. Miss Julia Farns- 
worth of Harvard aud for a time lived in that town. His 
settlement in Oxford commenced in 1837 and continued 
about twelve years ; occupying a house opposite the head 
of King street and a small harness shop adjoining. During 
his stay in Oxford he was frequently called to places of im- 
portance and was universally well liked. Before 1850 he 
removed to Northboro. Mass. where his wife d. Dec. 12, 
1854, ^ 44 ytars. He m. 2d, Mar. 26, 1856, wid. Elizabeth 
(Hildreth) Wilder of Townsend, and lived in her town for 
three years, then again took residerxe in Harvard, where 
he was railroad station agent twenty-five years. He d. at 
Harvard, Jan. 14, 1898. 

Children : 
Joseph Farnsworth, b. Oxford, Mar. 27, 1839; ^' Mary 

Ann Flemming, lives in Fitchburg. 
Julia A. , b. Oxford; m. Samuel B. Hart of Ayer. 
Nellie F., b. Townsend; m. George G. Bowers of Ayer. 
Edna L., b. Harvard; m. Willard S. Dudley of Harvard. 
Henry B., b. Harvard ; lives in Lancaster, Mass. 

James H. Chapman, b. 1824, and wffe, Lydia S., b. 
1826, came to Oxford, frem Mount Vernon, Me., before 
1850. His residence was on Pleasant street and for several 
years, he occupied the mill near the river manufacturing 
shovel handles. The family removed to Dexter, Me. 

Children : 
Clifton M., b. July 20, 1847, 
Emogine, b. June 20, 1848. 
Ella, b. March 24, 1850. 
Elmer Harvey, b. July 20, 1853, 
Hattie Panline, b. Nov. 26, 1857, 



Annals of Oxford. 165 

Moses Che^lwy m. Ruth Dean, daughter of Samuel 
Brown, and settled on a farm (47) in Oxford. He was 
born in 1807, was for several years Deputy Sheriff and for 
one session, he was a member of the Legislature, elected 
by the "Greenbackers". He was a man of good character, 
but somewhat eccentric , perhaps affecting some idiosyn- 
crasies that he did not possess ; he allowed his hair and 
beard to grow untrimmed, was idiomatic in speech and a 
disputant in and out of season. Being a keen humorist, he 
relied upon ridicule to silence his opponent in debate. The 
laugh being usually with him, his remarks were always 
amusing if not instructive. He lived to be well along 
in years, marrying a 2d wife, Mrs. Sarah Winsor of Po- 
land ; she is now living. 

Children : 
Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 29, 1829; m. Elmer Walcott. 
Aulistus Leonard, b. May i, 1833. 
Franklin Augustus, > ^^ ^^^^^ ^i, 1834. 
Francis A., > 

Elizabeth Welch, b. Mar. 4, 1837. 

Hannah Chesley, a sister of Moses, by her skill in ob- 
stetrics and faithfulness in nursing the sick, greatly endear- 
ed herself to the Oxford people. 

"William Chipman son of Benjamin and Hannah, was 
born in Kingston, Mass. Aug. 14, 1764. His parents were 
among the earliest settlers in Bakerstown, now Poland, and 
his elder brother, Beniamin continued in Poland, where he 
d. June 18, 1835, JE 86 years ; his other brother, Daniel, s. 
first in Poland, removing to Ra)'mond in 181 3. His fatlier 
d. in 1787, and his mother, a sister of Gen. Peleg Wads- 
worth, d. in 1831, ^ 93 years. Mr Chipman was a soldier 
in the Revolution, enlisted In New Gloucester, served in the 
Mass. con. and pensioned in 1834. ^^^ wife was Esther 
Lane and the Hist, of Paris names twelve children, but does 
not claim any to have been born in that town. His farm in 
Hebron adjoined the Bucknam's and probably some of his 
children were born there, although none are found on the 
records. He m. 2d, Jan. 20, 1823, Miss Jane Sampson of 
Turner. Jane Chipman died in Oxford, June 12, 1833, ^^^ 
jamin died tke following day, and William Chipman died 



166 Annals of Oxfbrd. 

Mar. 30, 1849. Some of his children s. on or near the 
homestead ; Rebecca, m. Jonathan Glover of Hebron, and 
x\mos, m. Dec. 1825, Mary Dean of Hebron, lived for a 
time on a farm (207) in Oxford ; removed to Mechanic Falls. 

Joshua Chipman, son of William, b. Mar. 5, 1790, m, 
Feb. 18, 1816, Hannah Wood of Minot ; lived upon a farm 
near his father's in Hebron, where his children were born. 
Family removed to New Portland, where he d. Dec. 13, 
1870. Children : 

Caroline, b. Feb. 22, 1817. Rosilla, b. Aug. 16, 1818. 
Louisa b. June i, 1820. Samuel Prescott, b. May 3, 1823. 
Hannah Elizabeth, ? b. Mar. 6, 1829. 
Joshua l^ranklin, 5 

Charles Chipman, and Allura S. Pompilly, both of 
Hebron, were m. May, 1827. He was a son of William, b. 
1798, a farmer (193) in Oxford; wife d. Jan. 24, 1867, he 
died March 14, 1869. 

Children : 
Esther D., b. Sept. 30, 1828. 
Sally True, b. Feb. 14, 1830. 
Jane M., b, Feb. 14, 1832, m. May 17, 1855, Nathaniel 

E. Rowe of New Gloucester. 
Hannah Venora, b. Aug. 19, 1834, "^- ^^^' ^■^' ^^55' J*^" 

seph Farris of Oxford. 

Jabez Churchill, of Shepardsfield, bought in 1785 
lot 12, in the 5th range, ist div. and sold the same to Jo- 
siah Fuller, in 1800. Wife, Maria, joined in the conveyance, 
residence, Buckfield. 

Josiah Churchill, of New Gloucester , cooper, sold 
to Elisha Gurney, in 1794, lot 5 in the 5th range of ist div. 
He signed the call copied on page 12. 

Benjamin and Sarah Churchill are credited in He- 
bron, with children, as follows : -- - 

Olive, b. April 10, 1809. Miranda, b. April 26, 1812. 

Polly, b. May 10, 1815. 

AsEPH Churchill and Sally F. Peterson, both of 
Hebron, m. Mar. 11, 1827. 

James N. Churchill, aged 28, wife and one child 
were living in Oxford in 1840. 



Annals of Oxford. 167 



Thomas Ct.ark came to Craiges Mills about 1813 to 
be the tavern keeper. He had been a book-seller in Port- 
land ; m. 1802, Nancy Goodwin; lived two or three years 
in Lisbon, Me. and in the spring of 1816, settled perma- 
nently on Paris Hill, where he died, Feb. 13, 1852. 

He was a man of considerable ability, quite a politition, 
an efficient public official and for several years he was the 
Sec. of Oxford Lodge of Masons. See History of Paris. 

Peter Clark, m. Rhoda, dau. of Tristram Richards 
of Middleton, N. H. and lived for a time in Hebron. He 
was a son of Samuel, b. in Durham, N. H., changing his 
residence from Hebron to Paris in 1827. Son Peter proba- 
bly b. in Durham, was a mute, and killed on the railroad. 

Children as per Hebron records. 
Martha, b. June 4, 1811. Jonathan, b. May 29, 1813. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 3, 1815. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 7, 1817. 

Sally, b. June 25, 1820. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1824. 

Adin CltiAVELANd, son of Edward and Deborah (Ad- 
ams) Cleaveland, b. April 27, 1784; m. Miranda, b. Nov. 
4, 1784, dau. of Lebbeus and Martha (Clark) Smith. He 
lived for several years at Medfield Mass. ; children , witl; 
the exception of the two youngest, were born there. 
Their homestead in Oxford (85) was not far from the vil- 
lage, on the road to Poland, where he d. Dec. 2, 1848. 

Children : 
Emily Simpson, b. Mar. 18, 1805, m. April 18, 1841, Ira 

Crook er of Oxford. 
Rosella Andrews, b. June 18, 1807, m. March 18, 1824. 

Israel Pike of Norway; she d. Dec. 1827. 
Henrietta Maria, b. Dec. 20, 1810 ; m. Sept. 14, 1829, 

Nathan Lombard of Otisfield. 
Lydia Hill Nelson, b. Oct. 22, 1813 ; m. Jan. 27, 1838, 

Tpremiah Lovell of Otisfield. 
r.aranda Smith, b. Dec. 10, 1821 ; m. Dec 13, 1849, Reb- 
el l e-mail Townsend of Oxford. 
Adin Cornelius, b. Jan. 21, 1824; m. Jan. 14, 1855, Me- 
linda E. Edwards of Otisfield, in which town he settled. 

Amos and Betsey Clifford are credited upon Oxford 



168 Annals of Oxford. 

records, with children as folTows : 

Lavinia D., b. May 3, 1828. Joseph, b. Dec. 6, t8j2. 

Alvin D. Clifford and Polly Smith, both of Ox- 
ford, were married, Dec. 20, 1839. 

John Clifford, farmer, aged 68, with wife Sarah, 
aged 70, both born in New Hampshire, were residing (16) 
in Oxford in 1850. John Clifford and Charlotte V/inkley, 
both of Oxford, were m. Mar. 31, 1853. 



William Cobb, for service in Mass. State troops, in 
Revolution , was pensioned in 1833, being then 70 years 
old; he died Dec. 7, 1849. Wife Betsey, died April 3, 
rSii, aged 35 years. Children as per Hebron records. 
Betsey, b. Aug. 2, 1793. 

Ruth, b. Jan. 17, 1795 ; m. Sept. 8, 1814, Arden Tubbs. 
Anna, b. Mar. 23, 1797. (Hannah Cobb, d. Jun. 22, 1804.) 
William, b. Sept. 14, 1799. 

Bezaleel, b. Sept. 26, 1801. George, b. April, 1804. 
Mary Jane, b. June 14, 1806; d. June 30, 1811. 
Joseph, b. April i, 1809; d. June 23, 1810. 

William Cobb, Jr, and Lovisa, dau. of Jacob Gurney, 
were m. April 18, 1822 and had, born in Hebron: 
Mary, b. Jan. 24, 1823. 
Augusta, b. July 14, 1826. 
Nancy, b. Dec. 22, 1828. 
Francis Marion, b. Oct. 13, 1832, 
Sarah Jane, b. June 19, 1835. 

JosiAH and Hannah Cole are credited with twelve 
children, ten in Hebron and two in Oxford ; as follows : — 
Samuel, b. April 6, 1799. P^Hy* b. May 18, 1800. 
Louisa, b. Aug. 30, 1802. Josiah, b. Oct. 10, 1805. 
Solomon, b. Mar. 24, 1808. Pauline, b. Feb. 22, 1811. 
Sally, b. Mar. 25, 1813. William G., b. Feb. i, 1815. 
Rebecca, b. May 37, 1817. Affa, b. Dec. 5, 1818. 

Jane, b. Nov. 7, 1821, Harriet, b. April 11, 1824. 

Randall and Betsey Corjiy had, born in Oxford : 
Elbridge Willis, b. July 2, 1836. 



AnaalB of Oxfbird. 169 



Daniel, and Mary Corliss are credited In Hebron, 
with Mary Ann, b. May 4, 1827. 



Isaac Coombs of Hebron and Harriet Edwards of 
Otisfield, m. (pub.) Dec. 31, 1825, and had: 
Enoch, b. April i, 1827. 
Samuel L., b. July 11, 1829. 

€®%. 

Benjamin Cox had lot 3, in the 8th range, ist divis- 
ion of Shepardsfield. He had served in the Mass. line in 
the Revolution, name placed on the pension roll in 1819, 
dropped under act May i, 1820, restored in 1831, and died 
Jan. 14, 1832. 

Children of record in Hebron : 
Rebecca, b. Nov. 24, 1781. 
Sarah, b. Mar. 9, 1784. 
David, b. April 17, 1786. 
Hannah, b. Sept. 10, 1788. 
Content, b. Mar. 11, 1791. 
Lydia, b. July 3, 1793. 
Abigail, b. Mar. 18, 1797. 

The above were evidently placed upon record at the same 
time, subsequently, there is credited to Benjamin Cox, Jr. : 

Isaac, b. Aug. 3, 1801. 

Jacob, b. June 8, 1803 ; m. Mar. 21, 1825, Mary A. 

Packard, and had, born i« Hebron : 

Isaac, b. Nov. 25, 1825 ; Amariah, b. Mar. 16, 1827. 

John Cox and Hannah Keene, both of Hebron, were mar- 
ried Dec. I, 1801. 

Benjamin Cox of Heb., changed surname to Watson, 1864. 



Nathan Coy, son oi John a^ld Mary (Millett) Coy , 
was born in Minot April 14, 1793. In the fall of 1844 he 
bought a tract of land in Oxford (156) of George Farris and 
Benjamin Dudley and settled upon it the Jbllowing May. In 
1846 he added by purchase, a lot from John Welch, then 
occupied dy Otis Soule. Mr. Coy was a soldier in the war 
of 181 2 - 14, and June 22, 1849 he lost his life trying to res- 
cue his son Ott^er from drowning in tfee river near his hous«. 



170 Annals of Oxford. 

His wife was Juliana, dau. of James and Susanna 
(Young) Buck of Norway, b. Dec. 29, 181 1 ; d. Aug. 11, 
1895. Children: 

Henrj- Wiltsy, b. Mar. 22, 1838; m. Oct. 30, 1870, Eliza 

Wight of Gilead, lives in Oxford. 
Clementine, b. July 11, 1839, d. Oct. 7, 1861. 
Oliver Buck, b. Dec. 18, 1840, lives in Oxford. 
Helen, b. Sept. 16, 1842, lives in Oxford. 
Hattie, b. Mar. 28, 1845 ; m. Sept. 1865, Alfred W. Cush- 

man of Kingston, Mass., d. Nov. 23, 1874. 
Nathan Brewster, b. Sept, 29, 1848; m. October 14, 1875, 

Marion Ross of Danville, P. Q^ 

Eliab and Sarah Coy are credited in Hebron with : 
Byron, b. Sept. 4, 1825. William, b. Oct. 23, 1827. 

Olive, b. Dec. 18, 1829. Eliab Washburn, b. Dec, 6, 1832. 
Eunice, b. Dec. 9, 1834. George Willard, b. Nov. 13, 1836. 
Sarah Esther, b. Oct. 12, 1840. 



Samuel Crafts of Bridgewater, bought in 1786 of 
Mr. Shepard, lot 9 in the 6th range, ist division, and soon 
settled upon it. He had served in the war and was pension- 
ed under the act of 1832. His wife, Anna Packard, died 
Jan. 31, 1833; he died Feb. 2, 1844. 

Cliildren : 
Polly, b. Aug. 6, 1788; m. Nov. 26, 1812, Alden Bumpas. 
Samuel, b. Mar. 21, 1790; m. Althea Sturtevant. 
Moses, b. May 26, 1792 : m. Sarah and had : 

Alden, b. Dec. 17, 1816. Edward, b. Aug. 27, 1818. 

Moses Orville, b. June 28, 1820. Justin, b. Apr. 2, 1823. 

Leonard Sturtevant, b. Aug. 20, 1825, 

Austin, b. Aug. 27, 1827. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1829. 
Isaac, b. Jul}^ 29, 1794. 
Anna, b. Jan. 29, 1796; m. Nov. 20, 1823, Samuel In- 

galls of Hebron. 
John, b. Nov, 14, 1798. 
Verren, b. Oct. 17, 1800. 
Thomas, b. Sept. 26, 1804. 
PhcEbe, b. June 29, 1806; m. Dec. 2, 1830, John Ken- 

nard of Windham. 
Alonzo, b. Jan. 10, 1809. 
Hiram, b. March 4, 1811. 



Annais of Oxiora. /* 

Samuel Crockett, son of Joshua and Sarah (Ham. 
lin) Crockett of Norway, was born in Hebron, Nov. 26, 
1792; m. Dec. 25, 1815, Mary dau. of Benjamin Her- 
ring of Norway. She died Nov. 4, 1877, ^ 82 years. 
Residence in Oxford (35)- 
Children : 
Mary Jane, b. June 24, 1816 ; m. May 14 1836, Eben J. 

Pottle of Oxford. 
Sally L,. b. July 12, 1818 ; 2d wife of Mr. Pottle. 
Solomon, b. June 11, 1820. 

Esther C, b. Mar. 23, 1822; m. Charles Pike of Norway. 
James, b. Feb. 8, 1826, lived ten months. 
James, b. Oct. i, 1827, d. June 17, 1832. 
Benjamin, b. April 6, 1831 ; m. Feb. 11, 1850, Elvira F. 
McAllister, settled on the home farm and had : 
Samuel Lafayette, b. Oct. 15, 1853. 
Alfred Irving, b. Aug. 14, 1856. 
Mark, b. 1836, m. Roslia Augusta Millett ; s. (46), had: 
Otha, Heloise, Samuel, Wintield Scott, Sarah 
Louisa, Frederick Milton, Lillian Kate, David Mil- 
lett, Mary Elsie Blanch and Fannie Persis. 

Sewall Crockett, brother of Samuel, b. October 4, 
1803 ; m. Olive Hayford, credited on Oxford records with : 
Ellen Maria, b. Jan. 23, 1829. 
Sewall, b. July 12, 1831. 
Lewis Hamlin, b. Oct. 23, 1833. 
Charles Pierce, b. Aug. 5, 1836. 
Mary Pike, b. Aug. 7, 1838. 

Charles Crooker, son of Joshua and Ruth (Joyce; 
Crooker, was born Oct. 23, 1780; m. Elizabeth, daughter 
of Daniel Packard and s. in Hebron, perhaps on lot 3 iv 
the 5th range, 2d division, his father's purchase of Mr. 

Whitney in 1801. Children are credited as follows: ~ 

Charles, b. May i, 1801. 

Stephen, b. Jan. 20, 1802, lived one month. 

Daniel, b. Jan. 2, 1804; living in Oxford (119) in 1840. 

with wife, three children and two aged women. 
Sophrona, b. July 23, 1806. Irene, b. April 4, 1809. 

John, b. Feb. i, 1812. Joshua, b. March 6, 1816. 
Joseph, b. Feb. 15, 1819. 



172 Annate of Oxford. 

Joshua Crookbr, Jr. of Mi not, and Almira Bearce of 
Hebron, m. Aug. 19, 1813 ; had Almira Bearce, Dec. 1814. 

Seth Crocker of Buckfield and Priscilla Keene of 

Hebron, m. Oct. 23, 1800. He d. in Oxford, Jan. 22, *33. 
Children : 

Lemuel, b. Mar. 25, 1804; family in Oxford in 1830. 

Seth, b. 1807, m. Nov. 17, 1829, Caroline Rowe of Sum- 
ner, lived (94), had Cyrenas R., b. 1841, and others. 

Jonathan, b. 1808, m. Dec. 11, 1833, Ruth Emery, livec 
in Oxford, had Caroline, b. 1835, Melinda C, b. 1839, 
Cyrus R., b. 1843, and Rosetta G., b. May 30, 1846. 

Zelotas, died Mar. 1816, aged four years. 

Ira, b. 1814, a mute, m. Emily S. Cleaveland, and had 
born in Oxford, Rosina, b. 1842, Drusilla, b. 1846, 
George W., b. 1849. 

Otis, b. May 30, 1817, m. Nov. 25, 1840, Eunice Brooks, 
and had Charles H., b. Oxford, July 29, 1847* 

Melinda, b. Aug. 25, 1819. 

Ashley Curtis was a private in Capt. Josiah Hay- 
den's, Bridgewater company of Minute-men, which march- 
ed on the Lexington alarm ; he also served undei* the same 
commander at the seige of Boston. In 1785, he bought of 
Mr. Shepard, a part of lots 10 and 11 in the 5th range, ist 
division. He died Aug. 25, 1831, m 85 years. 

By wife Susanna he is credited with children as follows. 
Eliphaz, b. Jan. 16, 1771 ; had son Alvah, Nov. 6, 1797. 
Oliver, b. Nov. 18, 1773. 

Susanna, b. Feb. 9, 1776, m. June 4, 1799, Isaiah Fuller, 
Mary, b. June 21, 1778. 

Ashley, b. July 31, 1780; m. Dec. 21, 1809, Betsey Pack- 
ard and had Rosetta H., b. Oct. i, 1810, Harrison G. 
O., b. Jan. 13 1812, Harriet Newall, b. March 17, 
1815, Hiram, b. July 20, 1817, Arvilla, b. May 10, 
1820, Elizabeth, d. young, Eli»abeth, b. Feb. 26, 
1825, and George A., b. Mar. 9, 1829. 
Sarah, b. May 9, 1783, d. Jan. 26, 1808. 
Rebecca, b. Feb. 12, 1786, m. Sept. 26, 1813, Ebeaexer 

Jewell of Paris. 
Sibyl, b. May 19, 1789, d. June 16, 1790. 
Lois, b. Oct. 21, 1791, d. Nov. 7, 1799. 



Annals of Oxfbrd. 173 

Tim CusHMAN FAMILY had several representatives 
among tlie early settlers of Hebron ; an excellant Geneal- 
ogy having been published, reference is made to it in some 
eases. Job, Thomas and Zebedee Cushman, sons of Thom- 
as and Ann (Chipman) Cushman of Plympton, Mass. are 
said to have commenced clearing land in Shepardsfield, in 
1782. The names of the two latter are upon the Massachu- 
setts rolls of soldiers in the Revolution, and Zebedee, for 
service in the Continental navy, was granted a pension. 

Job Cushman had lots 11 and 12 in the 6th range, was 
twice married and had eleven children. In 1793 he was li- 
censed, by the Baptists, to preach as a missionary at large. 
He moved to Montville in 1804 and died, very suddenly, in 
his 73d vear , Jan. 8, 1826, while on a mission to Campo- 
bello Island, and was buried at Eastport. He was a thrifty 
farmer and an exemplary christian. 

Thomas Cushman wash, 1758; m. Nov. 1783, Ruth 
Ring oi Minot, Maine. He became interested in the teach- 
ings of Ann Lee and with bis family joined the Shakers at 
New Gloucester. He died at Alfred, Me. 1816. 

Zebedee Cushman, was b. 1763; m. Mar. i, 1787, Sa- 
rah Holmes of Plympton, and they are credited with elev- 
en children in Hebron. He had lot 10 in the 7th range ; he 
died June 3, 1837. 

Isaac Cushman, son of Robert, of Kingston, b. Mar. 
10, 1745 ; a soldier of the Revolution, pensioned in 1833. 

He had lot 2 in the 5th range. His first wife was Sarah 

by whom he had Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1771 and three 
others. She d. Feb. 10, 1804. He m. 2d, Sept. 18, 1805, 
Mehitable Gurney of Hebron. 

Joseph Cushman, son of Beniamin of Plympton, m. 
Dec. 24, 1788, Peggy Brown of Shepardsfield ; three child- 
ren, on record. He vv'a^. a soldier of the Revolution, but per- 
haps did not serve long enough to entitle him to a pension. 
He was born in 1758 and died in 1834. 

Andrew Cushman, son of Josiah of Plympton, b. Aug. 
23, 1773, m. ist, Hannah Perkins, and 2d, Feb. 4, 1804, 
Ann Nelson of Hebron, by whom he had nine children 
Family removed to Mons'^n, M«. 



174 Annals of Oxford. 

Gideon Cushman, son of Caleb of Carver, was b. Nov' 
20, 1750; m. Feb. 25, 1772, Ruth, dau, of Capt. Nathan- 
iel Shaw of Plympton, and had twelve children. He had 
lot 7 in the 2d range, and is said to have commenced clear- 
ing in 1781. Previously he had been a sailor, served as a 
soldier in the war, for which he was pensioned in 1834. 

Wife d. Dec. 19, 1836; he d. May 7, 1845. 

Caleb Cushman, Jr. brother of Gideon, was born July 
1757; m. Mar. 24, 1785, Charlotte Packard; m. 2d, Mar. 
29, 1804, Polly Buck and had fourteen children. He had 
lots 6 in the 3d and 4th ranges, and probably came about 
the same time as his brother. He had served as fifer in the 
Mass. militia in the Revolution and was pensioned in 1833. 

Wife d. Sept. 7, 1820, ^ 53 ; he d. Jan. 17, 1835. See 
Cushman Genealogy for the children of the families above 
mentioned. 

Levi Cushmau, son of Gideon, was b. Aug. 14, i773» 
m. April 7, 1796, Eleanor Buck of Buckfield, had 2 child- 
ren and d. April 8, 1802. He m. 2d, Rhoda French of 
Ravnham, Mass., she d. Feb. 7, 1852, in her 83d year, at 
Mrs. Records. Mr. and Mrs. C. were s. in Oxford in 1840. 

Children : 
Polly, m. Isaac Bolster, Jr. of Paris, s. Harrison. 
Eleanor, m. Plenry Blake, s. Patten, Me. 
Eliza, b. 1804, m. Chandler Records of Oxford. 
Sullivan, b. Mar. 13, 1805, m. Clarissa Jones Tribou of 

Paris, s. in Oxford, later in Auburn. 
Solomon, b. Mar. 7, 1807, d. June 25, 1827. 
Rhoda F., m. Dec. 3, 1831, John W. Fogg, s. Harrison. 

Zebedee Cushman, Jr,, b. Hebron, Nov. 23, 1787; m. 

May 16, 1817, Polly Robbins, s. Oxford (169), He died 

Feb. 27, 1844; she died Feb. 27, 1844. 
Children : 

Elvira, b. May i, 1818, m. Aug. 21, 1839, William Ed- 
wards, Jr. of Oxford. 

Job, b. Mar. 11, 1820, m. Feb. 28, 1850, Eliza Harris, s. 
Oxford. 

William E., b. Jan. 21, 1822, m. Sept. 29, 1849, Rhoda 
J. Lee. 

Mary A., b. Oct. 1823, m. 1844, Seth Eastman, s. Boston. 

Ann Robbins, b. Sept. 10, 1825. 



Annals of Oxford. 175 

Leonard Cushman, son of Zebedee, was born Feb. lo, 
1799, m. Aug. 6, 1821, Esther Jenkins of Norway. He d, 
Oct. 27, 1826, at Point Petre, Gaudeloupe. 

Children. 
Sarah Jane, b. June 28, 1822. 
Leonard Chipman, b. Oct. 25, 1823. 

Bartlett Holmes Cushman, son of Zebedee, b. Mar. 
20, 1803, m. Nov. 7, 1826, Mary Fuller; s. Oxford. 

Children : 
Charles Henry, b. Feb. 10, 1828 ; s. Oxford. 
Zebedee, b. Nov. 7, 1837. 
Freeland and Martha, twins, b. April 21, 1841. 

Eleazer Cushman, son of Joseph, b. Mar. 6, 1789, m. 
Dec. 29, 1811, Sibella Tripp; s. (198) Oxford. 

Children : 
Simon, b. Dec. 5, 1814, m. Nov. 25, 1837, Hannah Tripp. 
Freeman, b. Nov. 19, 1816, m. Dec. 7, 1841, Hannah W. 

Hall of Minot, s. on home farm and had, Rufus, b. Dec. 

18, 1843 ; Abby, b. May 29, '49; Simon, b. Sep. 26, '51. 
Alden, b. Mar. 16, 1818, m. Sep. 6, 1851, Susan R. 

Getchell of Wayne. 
Christiana, b. Mar. 8, 1821, m. Nov. 17, 1842, Stephen 

G. Stevens of Rumford, s. in Minn. 
Rufus, b. Aug. 27, 1825 , d. Mar. 7, 1832. 
Timothy Ford, b. Feb. 12, 1831, m. Aug. 18, 1852, Mary 

A. M. Dunham of Turner. 

Edward Thomas Cushman, son of Lewis and Dorcas 
(Lane) Cushman of Monmouth, Me.; b. Feb. 11, 1808. 
July 17th, 1830, he m. Sarah Jane Hutchings, who d. Nov. 
I, 1837 ; he m. 2d, June 24, 1838, Mary Blake, dau. of 
Wm. and Charity Jones. He came from Portland to Crai- 
gies Mills and engaged in trade in Mr. Hayes' large store 
near the brick mill ; he was also an agent of the Hayes- 
ville Mnfg. Co. After being burned out, in both store and 
mill he returned to Portland where he died Dec. 28, 1878 : 
wife died Mar. 1880. 

Children : 
Edward Augustus, b. Sep. 30, 183 1 ; m. Eliza Kingsley. 
Frances Jane, b. Aug. 13, 1832. 

Sophronia Adelaide, b. June 11, 1834; m. Frank Herring. 
William Jones, b. Mar. 29, 1839, d. Sept. 13, 1840. 
Nancy Helen, b. Dec. 28, 1840, lived nine months. 
Mary Jane, b. Aug. 16, 1842, d. Aug. 25, 1896. 



176 Annals of Oxford. 

Caroline Sawyer, b. Mar. 21, 1845 ; m. John T. Wood, 

lives in Portland. 
James Anderson, b. Mar. 3, 1848, d. Jan. 3, 1850. 
Imogene Marr, b. April 6, 185 1, d. in infancy. 



Theophilus Dame came to Oxford to superintend the 
farming interests of Mr Welch ; he lived on the Craigie 
Farm, also at Welchville. By wife Mary A., he is credited 

OB Oxford records, with children as follows : 
Joseph, b. June 15, 1828. 

Mary Ann, and William Francis, twins, b. Feb. 16, 1835. 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1836. 
John, b. Sept. 2, 1838. 
Fidela, b. Oct. 7, 1840. 

Simeon and Susanna Davee are credited on Hebron re- 
cords, with children, as follows. 

Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1789, m. Jabez Barrows. 

Katherine, b. April 15, 1791, m. Joshua Whitman. 

Simeon, b. April 14, 1794, m. Aug. 17, 1817, Mehitable 
Stinchfield and had Mary H., b. Aug. 15, 1818. 

Solomon, b. June 5, 1796, m. Rachel Mason of Leeds. 

Susanna, b. May 3, 1799, m. Dec. 2, 1819, John Pack- 
ard of Buckfield. 

Deborah, b. Nov. 6, 1800, m. June 6, 1823, Samuel Pack- 
ard of Buckfield. 

George, b. Oct. 22, 1802, d. Mar. 15, 1889. By wife So- 
phronia, he had Celia Wing, b. Aug. 15, 1822. 
Sullivan, b. Aug. 17, 1831. Sam'l. H., b. Dec. 10, '32. 
Geo. W., b. Feb. 10, 1836. Helen W., b. Apr. 25, '39. 

Barnabas, b. Jan. i, 1805. 

Polly, b. May 5, 1807. 

Marius Virgil, b. March 22, 1809. 

Harrison, b. Sept. 22, 181 1. 

Wealthy, b. Nov. 4, 1818 ; mother died, Dec. 14, 1847. 

Alvin and Polly Davis were settled in Oxford before 
1850. He went to the front in the war and was killed in 

battle. Children, as per town records. 
George T., b. July 5, 1842. 



Amnsis of Oxford. 177 

Mary E., b. Sept. 24, 1845. James B., b. Sept. 14, 1846. 
EHz. F., b. Aug. 3, 1848. Sarah D., b. May 12, 1854. 
Joseph P., b. Aug. 3, 1858. Harriet L., b. Jan. 9, i860. 

Abraham Dean, son of Josiah and Mary Dean of Taun- 
ton, came to Hebron before 1794, buying of Isaac Bolster 
lot 6 in the 5th range, 2d division and a few year^ later, he 
bought tlie adjoining lot of Mr. Whitney. He served with 
Mass. State troops in the Revolution, and was pensioned in 
1833. He d. in Oxford, Aug. 14, 1836; widow Polly d. 
March 10, 1839. 
Children : 
Polly, b. May 20, 1785, m. Aug. 1808, Isaac Whittemorc. 
Celia, b. April 4, 1788, m. her cousin, Henry C. Dean. 
Abraham, b. July 2$, 1793, m. (pub. Nov. i^, 1819) 

Susanna Bridgham of Winthrop ; s. Oxford (204). Their 

children were ; Cyrus, b. Dec. 16, 1820 ; Miriam, b. 

Feb. II, 1822, d. Nov. 1826; Harriet, b. Mar. 25, '23; 

Eliza, b. Mar. 10, 1825 ; Abraham, b. Apr. 28, 1826, 

m. May 2, 1855, Eliza Jane Soule ; Susanna, b. March 

7,1828; Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1829; Silas Bridgham, b. 

Apr. 28, 1831, d. Oct. 1863; Laura, b. Jan. 30, 1833; 

Thomas, b. May 19, 1835 ; Job, b. Nov. 20, 1836 and 

Washington, b. 1838. 

Jacob Dean, brother of Abraham, m. Feb. 22, 1802 , 
Jane Hutchinson, s. in Hebron, now Oxford (143) ; wife 
died May 20, 1833. 

Children : 
Mary, b. May 18, 1803, m. Dec. 6, 1825, Amos Chipman. 
John Hutchinson, b. Mar. i, 1805, m. Mahala and 

had Alonzo, Albion C, Jacob, Betsey, Philena and 

Henry W. 
Jacob, b. Nov. 9, 1806, m. Mar. 8, 1834, Phikna Faunce 

and had Ansella Melissa, died Mar. '43, and Hannah D. 
Josiah, b. Jan. 9, 1809, m. Feb. 12, 1834, Deborah D. 

Dunn of Poland. 
Celia, b. Feb. 18, 1811. 

Henry Chase Dean, son ot Asa and Hannah (Chase) 
Dean of Paris, m. Apr. 7, 1811, Celia Deaa of Hebron; s. 
near the south-west corner of the town (93). He had much 
influence in the religious and civic affairs of the town aad 
died May 3, 1875, at the advanced age of 89 years. 



178' Annals of Oxibrd. 

Children : 
George, b. Mar. ii, i8t2. 
Henry, b. Mar. 20, 1814, d. Oct. 1853. 
Charles, b. Mar. 18, 1815. 
Celia, b. Oct. 17, 1816, d. July 19. 1818. 
Celia, b. June 6, 1819, m. Nov. 9, 1845, John Gardiner. 
Poll}^, b. Aug. 29, 1820. Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1822. 

Timothy, b. May 8, 1824, d. Jan. 1857. 
Israel, b. Sept. 3, 1825, d. Mar. 16, 1826.' 
Josiah, b. Sept. 12, 1826, d. Mar. 17, 1827. 

Betsey, b. July 31, 1828, m. Archibald. 

Abraham White, b. June 13, 1830. 

Jacob and Priscilla Decoster had settlement in He- 
bron and are credited with children upon town records that 
may have been born elsewhere. Priscilla d. May 6, 1830. 

Children : 
Jacob, b. May 27, 1774. Samuel, D. Aug. 15, 1776. 

John, b. Mar, 19, 1780. Rogers, b. Feb. 24, 1782. 

Hannah, b. Oct. 7, 1784 George, b. Feb. 6, '86, d. 1804. 
Thomas, b. Aug. 10, 1788. Sarah, b. May 27, 1790. 

Polly, b. May 29, 1792, m. April 4, 1819, Elkanah 
Irish of Buckfield. 

Jacob Decoster, Jr. and Susanna Rowe, both of He- 
bron, m. Dec. 20, 1801 ; she d. Jan. '41, he d. July 1842. 

Children : 
Parney, b. Nov. 14, 1802. George, b. Oct. 28, 1804. 
Solomon, b. Jan. 17, 1806. Howard, b. Oct. 19, 1808. 
Jacob, b. July 6, 1811. Asa, b. Aug. 13, 1813. 
Fear, b. Sept. 9, 1818, m. Samuel S. Bicknell, and m. 

2d, Charles H. Gross of Runiford. 
Fearing, b. Oct. 18, 1820. Ephraim D., b. Nov. 20, 1822. 

Samuel Decoster, of Freeport, perhaps son of Jacob, 
bought in April, 1799, of Jacob Gurne}^ of Paris, a part of 
lot 6 in the 5th range, and children are credited to him on 

Hebron records, as follows : — — 
Henry, b. Dec. 18, 1798. Samuel, b. Feb. 24, 1801. 
Joanna, b. June 6, 1803. James Bacon, b. Oct. 10, 1806. 
Osias, b. Feb. 7, 1809. 

Rog«rs Dbcobter and Elizabeth Rowe, both of Hebroa, 
were m. Aug. 28, 1803 ; she d. June 20, 1877. 



Annals of Oxford. 179 

Children : 
Orris, b. March 7, 1806. John, b. April 6, 1809. 
Elbridge G., b. Feb. 12, 181 1. Sarah, b. Nov. 2, i8i3. 
Hannah, b. April 29, 1814. Tliomas, b. June 13, 1S17. 
Julia, b. May 6, 1821. Gyrene, b. Dec. 29, 1823. 
William, b. Jan. 30, 1826. 

Simeon Dennen, Jr. of Hebron and Sally Ryerson of Paris, 
published their intention of marriage Sept. 14, 1823. They 
had Nelson, William and others ; res. Oxford, (129). 
Moses R. and Delaina Dennen are credited on Oxfoird 
records with children as follows: — — 
Stilman True, b. Mar. 30, 1828. 
Wilbur Warrington, b. April 4, 1829. 
Augusta Everline, b. April 24, 1831. 
Moses Edwin, b. Oct. 24, 1832. 
Hannah Elizabeth Foss, b. May 18, 1833. 
Sarah Rice, b. Sept. 9, 1838. 
Lotheus, b. April 11, 1840. 

FredericIc Dennen, res. (146), m. Clarissa, dau. of 
Samuel Brown. He m. 2d, Nov. 10, 183S, Sally Blake. 

Children: 
Ruth Brown, b. July 31, 1825, d. Jan. 25, 1848. 
Mary Jane, b. Sept. 26, 1827, m. July 27, '45, G. H. Hall. 
William Franklin, b. Dec. 2, 1829, 
Sarah B., b. June 2, 183 1, m. Oct. 30, 1849, Elbridge G. 

Fuller of Oxford. 
Caroline Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1833. 
Charles Augustus, b. Aug. 22, 1835. 
Clarissa Amanda, b. Oct. 14, 1837. 
Lucy Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1839. Lewis, b. Dec. 23, 1847. 

John Dinsmore was a resident of Oxford when the town 
was incorporated, no children are on record, but in 1850, a 
family of the name, consisting of Betsey, aged 65 ; Lyman, 
aged 42 ; Rosilla, aged 41 ; David W., aged 37 ; Nicholas 
C, aged 24, were living in Welchville. 

Stephen Doe had resided in Falmouth and in Sumner 
before coming to Hebron. His first wife was Ruth, dau. of 



180 Annals of Oxford. 

Sa«mel Winslow of Falmouth ; she d. Feb, 26, 1823, aged 
35 years. The Hebron records name wife, Lydia; date of 
hk death, Aug. 21, 1847^ and names of children ae follows : 
Amos W., b. Mar. 19, 1809. Samuel W., b. Mar. 19, 
1813. Benjamin W., b. July 10, 1815. William W., b. 
Oct. 16, 1817. Stephen, b. April 15, 1820. 
Emeline, b. Jan. 8, 1825, m. Colby Hutchins. 
Hiram C, b. Nov. 5, 1827, m. Betsey Noble. 

Amos Downing (Maj.) and wife Ruth, both born in 
Mass. came to Oxford soon after the town was incorpora- 
ted and for a time was the mannger of the Craigie Farm. 
Their son Silas, m. Aug. 26, 1845, Druscilla Knight; he 
m. 2d, Sept. I, 1 85 1, Anna Frye. Lydia, wife of Solon 
Rawson, was their daughter, and so, perhaps, was Christi- 
anna, who m. Aug. 24, 1835, George W. Davis ot Port- 
land. Abner Downing and family were living in Oxford 
in 1840, and in 1850, James Downing, farmer, aged 27, 
resided at Welch ville. His family consisted of Sarah, age 
21; John W., aged 10; Ruth, aged 9; George, aged 3, 
and Margaret, aged i. The wife of Maj. Downing d. Mar. 
II, 1856; he d. Sept. 24, 1856, aged 74y, 5m. 



Ebbnezer Drake, son of John of Bridgewater, Mass. 
had lots 7 in the 5th and 6th ranges, ist div. of Shepards- 
field. He m. Feb. 18, 1773, Susanna Leavitt of Pembroke, 
by whom he had three children. For service in the Mass. 
Line, his name was added to the pension roll in 1819, and 
continued until his death, Dec. 14, 1829. He m. 2d, Jan. 
17, 1782, Martha, dau. of Zachariah Gurney, by whom he 
had children as follows : 
Alpheus, b. Sept. 23, 1782. 
Hannah, b. Feb. 2, 1785, m. Mar, 17, 1802, Dimmick 

Day Rowe of Hebron. 
Martha, b. July 26, 1787, m. Mar. 10, 1808, Eleazer 

Snell of Turner. 
Mary, b. April 13, 1790, m. Dec. 30, 1807, Joshua 

Keene, 3d of Hebron. 
Vashti, b. May 23, 1792, m. Feb. 13, 1814, Moses Young 

of Buckfield. 
Ebenezer, b. Oct. 24, 1796, m. Oct. 12, 1823, Harmoay 

Gurney of Hebron. 



Aimslte of Oxft>Td. 1^ 

Alpheus Drakb, son of Ebeneaer, m. Nov. ly, 1803, 

Sybilla Fairbanks of ' ' ske d. Mar. 15, i§68, he 

d. Oct. 15, 1854. 
Children. 

Zilpah, b. Mar. 6, 1805, m. Huse Dow. 

Orson, b. Sept. 14, 1806, ra. Lydia E. Newman; he daed 
June 13, 1863. 

Levi Fairbanks, b. May 25, 1808, m. Jan. 27, 1833, Han- 
nah Fobes of Paris; he m. 2d, Oct. 24, 1848, Susanna 
Fobes, s. Portland. 

Pernielia, b. Jan. 3, 1813, m. Lemuel M. Mamner. 

Sybilla Grovenor, b. July 29, 1-814, m. Chesttr B. Nye. 

Mary Ames, b. Apr. 25, 1819, m. Bradbury Tibbetts. 

Edwin Ebenezer, b. Apr. 4, 1825, m. Annie R. Fletcher; 
he m. 2d, Nancy J. Taylor, and d. at sea, Aug. 1S63. 



David Dudlky, son of Ebenezer, b. Sudbury, Mas*. 

Oct. I, 1863; m. Sept. II, 1791, Rebecca^ dau. of Capt. 

Daniel Bucknam ; he m. 2d, Nov. 25, 1802, Ckari^, dau. 

of John Tuell of Paris. He was a soldier in the Revohitien, 

had lot 4 in the 3d range, first div. of Shep«rdsfield ; i^e- 

moved to Paris and later to Woodstock. See History of the 

Dudley Family. 

Nathan Dudley, (Lieut.) brother of David, b. M»r. 

2, 1760; had lot 3, adjoining his brother. He m. Mar. 14, 

1779, Jane, dau. of Benjamin Dudley | m. ad, June i«, 

1824, Mrs. Sylvia, widow of Maai^sah Waafebani. Fbr 

service in Mass. Continentals, he was pensioned in 1819; 

died Feb. 19, 1838; wife d. Mar. 14, 1841. 
Children : 

Sarah, b. July 18, 1788, m. Mar. i€, 1811, Bela Cfemnd- 
ler of Buckfield. 

Mary, b. 1790, m. Oct. 6, 1808, Shepard Ck^Qrchfll. 

Jane, b. Apr. 14, 1792, m. Feb. 4, i8«6, Isaac Washburn. 

Nathan, b. May 21, 1795, s. Oxford (188). 

Ebenezer, b. Jan. 19, 1798, s. Oxford. 

Therza, b. Mar. 7, 1802. 

Nathan Dudley, son oi Nathan, m. Ja«i. 27, 181 6, Sa- 
rah Churchill, a»d had : 

Benjamin C, b. Dec. if, iB^6. Cal^b, b. Nov. 24, 1819. 

Nathan, b. Mar. 12, 182^, m. Jan. 1%, 1853, Sarah Soule. 

Samuel, b. Feb. »8, 1^36; Sinaon G. a«d Wll**am. 



182 Annals of Oxford. 

Ebenezer Dudley, son of Lieut. Nathan, m. May 8, 
1824, Ruth Churchill, lived in Oxford and had : 
Seth Benson, b. July 13, 1825; m. Dec. 24, 1854, Han- 
nah E. Churchill of Oxford. 
Sarah G. B. B., b. July 2, 1829. Jane, b. 1831. Daskl, 
b. 1833. Harrison, b. 1842. Rawson, b. 1844. 

Daniel Dudley, son of David, b. 1792, s. in Oxford, 
(157). He m. Nov. 28, 1816, Lovisa Hathaway, and 2d, 
June 9, 1836, Jane Churchill ; they had Laura M., Sam- 
uel H., Daniel L, Oliver P., and others. 

mmi^^^m or ®©k?^^ih. 

James Dunham bought, in 1797, of Joshua Keen, a part 

of lot 2 in the 3d range, the consideration being ^i,oao. 

he w^s then a resident in Hebron and had been several years. 

He was b. Feb. 9, 1754, m. Mary Ransom and d, Nov. 16, 

1836; liis wife was b. Aug. 12, 1756, d. Nov. 18, 1832. 
Children : 

Jerusha, b. April 9, 1778, m. Jan. 5, 1796, Jacob Packard. 

Rebecca, b. Aug. 6, 1780, m. Feb. 21, 1799, Elnathan 
Packard of Poland. 

James, b. July 6, 1782, m. Nov. 22, 1806, Molly Rand- 
all of Turner, and had Jane, b. Aug. i, 1807, d. July 
20, 1819. Mary, b, Feb. i, 1809, m. Nov. 30, 1831, 
Alonzo Tubbs. Leonard, b. Aug. 26, 1810, m. April 
29, 1838, Olive Tubbs. Angeline, b. July 22, 1812. 

He d. July 16, 1817 ; widow m. Feb. 28, 1819, Joseph 
Sturlevant. 

Ransom, b. June 23, 1784, d. in his 3d year. 

Ebenezer, b. April 9, 1786, m. Oct. 27, 1805, Lucy Bearce, 
she d. Sept. 15, 1820, m 34. He m. 2d, J-une 17, 1821, 
Rebecca Bearce ; children as follows : Almira, b. Feb. 
II, 1806. Ebenezer, b. Nov, 25, 1807. Alanson and 
Abigail, twins, b. Mar. 22, 1810. Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 
15, 1815. James Edward, b. Sept. 9, 1822, d. in 2d 
3'^ear. Edwin E., b. May 10, 1824. 

Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1788, m. April 8, 1821, Charles Bearce. 

Ruth, b. Jan. 10, 1791, lived three months. 

Bartimeus, b. May 14, 1792. 

Christine, b. Mar. 16, 1793, m. May 7, 1817, Isaac Hask- 
ell of Turner. 

Alanson, b. Dec. 25, 1796, d. Dec. 13, 1799. 

Ransom, (Rev.) b. April 19, 1798; d. Bryants Pon4. 



Annals of Oxford. 183 

Sally, b. Sept. 6, 1801, m. Feb. 13, 1823, Stephen Jon-es 

of Falmouth. 
Hiram, b. Aug. 14, 1804, m. Dec, 23, 1827, Lucy G. Bas- 

sett of Turner. They had Nancy M., b. Dec. 4, 1828. 

Thomas Dunham appears to have been in New Glou- 
cester as early as 1790, coming to Hebron before 1803, the 
title to lot 10 in the ist range, 2d division, from Simon 
Jackson, bearing that date. He died June 5, 1853; wife 
Sylvina, died July 9, 1845. 

Children : 
Thomas, b. March 31, 1799. Joseph, b. March 30, 1801. 
Lucy, b. May 30, 1802, m. May 7, 1820, Joshua Tupper 

of Leeds. 
Eliza, b. Mar, 20, 1804, m. Feb. 24, 1822, Isaac Mason 

of Leeds, 
Benjamin, b. May 10, 1806, by wife, Catherine, had Apr. 

30, 1830, Catherine A. 
Sylvina, b. July 12, 1807, m. Oct, 12, 1830, Cornelius 

B. Knight of Paris. 
Caroline, b. July 16, 1809, d. Nov. 27, 1820. 
Isaac, b, Jan. 16, 1812. 

James T. Dunham m, April 30, 1799, Cynthia Pack- 
ard of Hebron, He d. Dec. 6, 1864, she d, Aug. 1861. 

Children : 
Zilpah, b. Sept, 10, 1801. 
Cynthia, b, April 10, 1803, d. Mar. 14, 1808. 

James, b. June 22, 1805. Harvey, b. 21, 1807. 

Cynthia, b. July 26, 1809. Louisa, b. June 16, 1811. 

Mary Ann, b. Sept. 27, 1813. Lysander, b. June 29, 1815. 
John, b. April 3, 1818. 

James Dunn, Jr. was a son of Charles Dunn of Poland, 
who late in life removed to Oxford. James adopted the af- 
fix, Jr., to avoid the inconvenience of having same name 
as one of his uncles who was a neighbor whilst he lived in 
Poland. Mr. Dunn was a famous instructor of vocal music, 
for many years his time, during th« fall and winter months, 
was fully occupied by the singing schools. He had a farm 
near Welchville, but some of his childreii may have been 
bom in Poland. His first wife was Ruth, dau. of Joseph 
Strout; she d. Sept. 1863; he m. 2d, Mrs. Deborah, wtd. 
of Josiah Dean, and 3d, Mrs. Flora, wid. of George Sta- 



164 AuBftls of Oxford. 

pics of Oxford. He d. Mar. x5, 1900, in his ninetieth year. 
Children : 

Lucy Helen, b. April r^, 1S38, m. Dr. A. Q^ Marshall of 
Hebron. 

Charks Wesky, b. Oct. 31, 1839, m. Sarah Penckxter, 
lives in Poland. 

Melville Howard, b. June 14, 1841, m. Mrs. Blkn (Rol- 
lins) Butler; m. 2d, Mrs. Neffie (Nutter) Dyer of Cape 
Elizabeth ; s. New Gloucester. 

Bertrand Francis, b. Jan. 9, 1844, m, Clara A. Towle of 
Westbrook ; physician, lives in Portland. 

Frceland Roscoe, b. May 8, 1845, m. Fannie Baker of 
Brockton, Mass. ; m. 2d, Mary Grady of St. Louis, Mo. 

Martha Elkn, b. Jan. 14, 1847, m. Rev. Daniel Green. 

James Dana, died at the age of nineteen. 

Junietta Strout, m. John Giknan Davis of Poland. 



Charles Durbll, son of David and Mary (Jackson), 
was born in Newton, Mass. June 5, 1797, and died in Ox- 
ford, Dec. 12, 1875. He m. Aug. 24, 1828, Sally Hall, 
daughter of Samuel and Sally (Hall) King, born in Paris, 
Dec. 26, 1802, died in Oxford, Dec. 12, 1884. 

Children : 
Charles Franklin, b. Portland, April 22, 1834; lives in 
Oxford, trader, postmaster, representative, town officer, 
etc. He ra. Oct. 22, 1882, Nellie May, b. June 8, 1859, 
dau. of George J. and Clara (Watson) Pendexter. She 
d. Dec. 8, 1893, leaving one son, Charles P. now a 
i^ident in Bates College. 
Sarah Ellen, b. Oxford, Sept. 8, 1838, m. Oct. 17, 1866, 
George Edwin Hawkes of Windham. He in trad€ with 
C. F. D., has been Town Treasurer, etc. They have a 
son, Frank E., grad. Yale, a lawyer in Boston, and a 
daughter, Ida Bella. 

Isaac Dwinell is credited on Hebron records witk : 
Alexander Bridgham, b. Aug. 18, 181 1 ; Harrison, b. 
Dec. 12, 1813 ; Algernon, b. Sept. 16, 1815 ; Lucy 
Hammond, b. June 4, 1817 ; Betsey Brooks, b. Mar. 4, 
1820. Wife, Mercy, dau. of Samuel Bridgham, d. Feb. 
4, 1823, M 35 years. He m. 2d Sarah Seymour and had : 
George Byron, b. Dec. 20, 1828. 



Aimals of Oxford. 185 



Nathaniel Edwards, a plow maker, lived in Oxford 
at the time of its incorporation. By wife Joanna, he had : 
Laura Chandler, b. April 9, 1824. 
Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 20, 1826. 
Joanna Augusta, b. May 18, 1828. 
Angetine, b. Jun€ 28, 1830. 

William Edwards, Jr. a»d Elvira Cushman, both of Ox- 
ford, pub. int. of m. July 21, 1839. 

Robert K. Edwards and Lucy Ann Brooks, she of Ox- 
ford, m, May 8, 1843; had Melissa, 1844; Alonzo, 1846. 

William and Hannah Emery are credited on the town 
records of Hebron, with : 
Ruth J., b. Jan. i, 1814. 

Elixa, b. Feb. 13, 1816. Susan, b. Sept. 14, 1818. 

Jennet, b. Jan. 16, 1820, d. next month. 
Rosetta M., b. Aug. 9, 1821. Joseph F., b. Feb. 14, 1824. 

Joseph F. Emery and Martha Morton, both of Oxford, 
wer€ m. May 3, 1833 ; had : 
Joseph Freeman, b. Mar. 7, 1834. 
Clarinda, b. Nov. 10, 1835. 
William Melvin, b. Feb. 14, 1838. 
James Nathaniel Fernald, b. Mar. is, 1840, 

G11.BERT and Betsey Evans are credited on the town 
records of Hebron, with Winslow, b. Mar. 8, 1820. 

Gilbert and Eunice Evans had Fanny, b. Ma)^ 30, 1824 ; 
Nancy, b. Nov. 24, 1827, and Gilbert, b. July 11, 1831. 



Jame Farris had lot 2 in the 3d range and lot 3 in the 
adjoining range ; previous residence has not been ascertain- 
ed. He d. Aprfl 7, 18^3. By wife EM^abeth, he had: 
Margaret, b. Feb. 14, 178^, m. Caleb Bsnson. 
John, b. Apdi 28, 1783, m. Nov. 7, 1811, Luckida B«aix:e 

of Hebron. 
Hezekiah, b. Ajwii i, 1785. 
James, b. Nsov. 5, 1787. 
WlHiaiaa, b. Fab. ai, 1793, d. Aug. 29, 1817, 



186 Axmals of Oxford. 

Hrzekiah Farris, son of James, m. Sarah Creenwood 
of Bethel, Mar. 1807 ; she d. Mar. 2, 1835, in Oxford. 

Children, as per Hebron recm-ds. 
James, b. June 27, 1809, d. Feb. 25, 1812. 
Harrison, b. Feb. 26, 1813. Abigail Chadbourne, and Eli- 
za Ann, twins, b. Feb. 15, 1815. Rosanna, b. May 26, '19. 
Granvrlle C, b. Aug. 1821, m. Dec. '51, Lydia M. Corser. 
Lucy Bearce, b, April 16, 1824, lived twenty-five months. 
James Freeland, b. Sept. 12, 1826. 
William Harrison, b, Sept. 4, 1829. 

James Farris, Jr. m. S-ept. 7, 1806, Martha Monk, s. 
in Hebron and had : 
George, b. Dec. 15, 1807, m. Nov. 22, 1827, Mrs. Thur- 

za Churchill, s. Oxford (212), and had Christiana, b. 

1830; Joseph, b. 1832, m. Oct. 22, 1855, Hannah V. 

Chipman; Jane, b. 1835 ; Martha, b. 1837; Elsey, 

b. 1840, and Elizabeth, b. 1844. 
Joseph Greenwood, b. Jan. 11, 1809. 
Louisa, b. July 30, 1810, d. Mar. 3, 1814. 
James, b. Aug. 28, 1812, d. the next February. 
William, b. Feb. 6, 1815, m. Harriet N. Pike; succeeded 

Mr. Marr in the tannery and lived in the Marr house. 
Their children were Mary Emma, b. 1844, m. Cephas 
Cary, lives in Oxford. 

William Roswell, b. 1847, m. Susanna McAllister, lives 
in Oxford. 

Frank Meivill, b. 1849, s. Oxford. 

Willard Davis, b. Oct. 17, 1850, s. Gorham, N. H. 
Betsey Dunn, b. Aug. 30, 18 17. 
Alexander Hamilton, b. Mar. 2, 1819. 

Wn^LiAM Faunce, son of James', Thomas*, Thomas^, 
Joseph% John', was b. in Plympton, Mass. April 4, 177 1, 
d. in Oxford, Feb. 20, 185 1. His tirst wife was Abigail 
Hutchinson, who d. in Hebron, Dec. 3, 1803. He m. 2d, 
Sept. 8, 1804, Hannah Davis of Hebron, b. Feb. i, 1785. 
He had an excellant farm on Pigeon Hill. 

Children : 
William, b. Sept. 28, 1798, d. 1802. 

John H., b. May 10, 1800. Jane, b. 1802, d. Aug. 1804. 
James, b. July 9, 1805. Abigail, b. Sept. 13, 1806, died 

in Hebron, Jan. 16, 1826. 



Annals of Oxford. 187 

Phikna, b. July 4, 1808, m. Jacob Dean, d. Dec. 25, 1874. 

Seth H., b. Sept. 14, 1810. 

Hannah, b. Jan. 11, 1813, m. Nov. 16, 1841, John O. 

Page of Poland ; she d. April 6, 1849. 
William, b. May 6, 1815. 
Harriet, b. Mar. 15, 1817, ra. Mar. 13, 1850, John O. 

Page ; she d. at Mechanic Falls, Nov. 29, 1880. 
Nathaniel M., b. April 11, 1819. 

Moses D., b. June 4, 182 1, m. Margaret Ann, dan. of 
Madison Rogers; he d. Salem, Mass. Feb. 21, 1901. 
Aaron D., twin with Moses. 
Samuel, b. June 29, 1823, m. Feb. 27, 1845, Mary E. 

Currier; he d. in Wayne, April 17 1884. 
Isaac Somes, b. July 21, 1826. 

John H, Faunce, son of William, m. Martha, dau. of 
John and Hannah D. Sawyer; she d. in Oxford, Aug. 2, 
1852, in her 53d year; he d. in Poland, Oct. 30, 1880. 

Children ; the eldest b. in Paris, the others in Poland. 
Andrew Jackson, b. Mar. 3, 1832, m. Prudentia Keene. 
John, b. Aug. i, 1834, "^- ^'^Y 1861, Bessie R. Malcolm; 
she d. July 30, 1868 ; he m. Apr. 1869, Lauraetta Matson. 
William b. Jan. 4, 1837, m. Dec. 24, 1866, Fidelia Swift. 
EHphalet, b. Dec. 11, 1840. 
Martha A., b. Dec. 3, 1843, m. 1867, Arthur F. Malcolm. 

James Faunce, son of William, m. Feb. 21, 1830, Ma- 
ria W. dau. of Reuben G. Griffin; she d. May 21, 1884, 
in her 76th year; he d. at Haverhill, Mass. Dec. 24, 1894. 
Their first settlement was in Poland, later in Oxford. 

Children, born in Poland : 
Abby, b, Oct. i, 1831, m. 1857, Joseph A. Stevens. 
Alpheus G., b. Mar. 28, 1833, m. 1866, Lizzie M. Curtis. 
Austin P., b. Nov. 10, 1834, m. 1862, Phoebe A. Forester. 
Mary G., b. Feb. 22, 1840, ra. 1865, Lewis J. Morton. 

Cyrus Faunce, age 24, wife, Louisa, age 22, and a dau- 
ghter age 2, were living in Oxford in 1850. 

Seth H. Faunce, son of William, m. April 13,^ 1833, 
Almirene, dau, of Ephraim Washburn. They lived in Ox- 
ford (150) ; she d. Aug. 31, 1871, in her S7th year; he d. 
Oct. 25, 1892. 

Children : 
Nehemiah Davis, b. Aug. 28, 1834, "^- ^S^^' Lorana S. 

Cook of Harrison; he d. Nov. 26, 1894; she, d. Dec. '96. 
Horace Augustine, b. Aug. 15, 1835, m. Lizzie Partridge. 

of Harrison, Me. 



188 AanalB of Oxford. 

Seth Melville, b. July 15, 1843 ; d. Waterford, Nov. 1869. 

Edward P., b. July 28, 1845 ; lives in Oxford. 

Sarah Maria, b. Oct. 28. 1847, lived 26 months. 

Emmaretta, b. July 9, 1850, d. Oct. 8, 1869. 

Ida L., b. May 12, 1853, d. Oct. 29, 1876. 

Abhie C. W., b. June 10, 1856, m. E. C. Ambrose, lives 

at Readfield. Mr. Faunce m. 2d the widow of Samuel 
H. Chadbourue; after his death, she lived with her dau. 
Mrs. Jones. 

William Faunce, son of William, m. 1840, Mary Ann, 
dau. of AmosClough; she b. June 9, 1820, d. Nov. i, 
1900. Lived in Boston; he d. Aug. 19, 1891. 

Children : 
Albert Alonzo, b. Nov. 14, 1841, m. Maggie Jennings. 
Ancella Melissa, b. Jan. 29, 1845, m. Orvin Fox. 
Marietta, b. 1847, died next year. 
George Edgar, b. Nov. 1848, died in 1852. 

Nathaniel Mitchell Faunce, son of William, m. Mar. 
20, 1845, Janette B., dau. of Moses and Abigail (Bearce) 
Herrick of Poland. She was b. Nov. 24, 1821, d, Oct. 22, 
1897. Their children were : 

Elmon Crocker, b. July 3, 1847. 
Lizzie Marilla, b. Feb. 15, 1855. 

Aaron D. Faunce, son of William, m. Nov. 28, 1841, 
Emily J., dau. of Luther Linnell. Their children were all 
born in Oxford village; famil}'^ removed to E. Rochester, 
now Somersworth, N. H. where she d. July 29, 1888 ; he 
d. Aug. 31, 1893. 
Children : 
Alpheus Lester, b. Feb. 3, 1842, m. Feb. 3, 1864, Cybe- 

lia A. Garceloa. He lives in Somersworth. 
Francis Albert, b. Sept. 22, 1844, m. May 6, 1867, Mary 

Eliza Davis. 
Charles Henry, b. May 4, 1851, m. May 4, 1881, Calista 

A. Furbush ; he m. 2d, Sept. i, 1885, Kate F. Farrar. 
Everline Rogenia, b. Oct. 25, 1853, d. Oct. 30, 1876. 
Willard Herbert, b. Aug. 19, 1847, m. July 2, 1867, An- 

geline R. Sinclair; he m. 2d, 1881, Kate McMahon. 
Edwin Luvill, b. July 9, 1849, m. June 30, 1873, Ella 

Adelaide Richards. 
Clarence Eugene, b. Mar. 10, 1859, ^' ^^7 ^3' ^^75* 
Delia May, b. April 10, 1864. 



Annals of Oxford. 189 

Capt. Isaac Somes Faunce, son of William, m. May 6, 
1856, Clara, b. Sept. 30, 1831, dau. of Moses and Louisa 
(Miller) Cain. They lived in Lewiston, where h€ d. Dec. 
15, 1900. He was one of the Captains of the 17th Regt. 
Maine Vols., also had served in the City Council. 

Children : 
George E., b. April 18, 1857, d. date not reported. 
Isabel C, b. April 2, 1859, lived fifteen months. 
Harry E., b. April 28, 1862, d. Nov. 14, 1881. 
Orrin S., b. May, 1870, d. May 23, 1876. 

WrLLiAM and Sai^ly Fish are credited in Hebron, with : 
William W., b. Aug. 11, 1810. 
Benjamin F., b. Jan. 28, 1818. 

Ebenezer p. Fitz, wife and son under five, were liv- 
ing in Oxford in 1840. Mar. 4, 1844, he m. Hannah D. 
Jackson of Oxford. 

William Fogg died in Hebron May 29, 1828. By wife 

Esther, he is credited with children as follows : — 

Charles, b. Aug. 14, 1807, died next month. 
Maria, b. June 30, 1808. William, b. Nov. 15, 1810. 

Nathan, b. April 27, 1812. Sylvanus, b. Mar. 15, 1814. 
Esther, b. Nov. 1816. Lucy Ann, b. June 12, 1819. 

Edmund, died Feb. 6, 1823. Catherine, b. Sept. 2, 1827. 

lived fourteen months. 

John W. Fogg of Oxford and Rhoda F. Cushman of 
Paris, were married, Dec. 3, 1831. 



William Ford, tinsmith, b. New Hampshire, 1807, 
with wife Sophronia, b. 1811, and sons William A., b. 
183s, and Frederick A., b. 1840, came to Oxford (184) 
before 1850. 

JoKN S. French and family, consisting of eight persons, 
had settlement in Oxford at tka time of the incoiparation ; 



100 Azmak of Oxford. 

they came from New Hampshire, but lived in Norway be- 
fore coming to this town. See Hist, of Norway. 

Enoch French, son of John S., b. Feb. 15, 1807; m. 
Harriet, dau. of Benjamin Rowe of Norway. They had 
Harrison W., b. 1837 ; settled ia Oxford (39) before 1850. 

Joseph French, son of John S., m. April 8, 1832, Lo- 
rana T. Edwards of Otisfield. For a time they occupied a 
farm (155), and later lived in Oxford village. 

Children : 
Augustus Miles, b. Mar. S, 1834; died, widow living, 
Emily Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1835 5 d. unmarried. 
Charles Hannibal, b. Jan. 14, 1840; d. in the army, unm. 

John S. French, Jr., b. Oct. 8, 1814, m. Nov. 30, 
1839, Frances Edwards of Oxford. They lived on farm 
(153); celebrated "Golden Wedding" in 1889; he died 
July 27, 1900, 

Children : 
William Henry, b. 1842, lives in Poland. 
Winfield Scott, b. 1849, ^ carpenter in Oxford. 
Charles, — — , a popular lecturer. 

William Edwards, farmer, born in England in 1773, was 
a member of this family in 1850. 

David Frost, Jr. of Hebron, sold to Asa Bearce, 1797, 
south west half of lot i, in the 2d range, of the first divis. 
ion ; reserving the privilege of erecting a mill or mills on the 
stream running through the same. Mr Frost was b. Feb. 5, 
1771, in Gorham, m. Mar. 26, 1797, Betsey G ? and 

is credited in Hebron, with : 
Frances, b. July 29, 1799. Mary, b. May 28, 1801. 

Henry, b. May 9, 1803. Nancy, b. Jan. 20, 1805. 

John Frost, (brother of David, ) and Jane Richmond, 
both of Hebron, m. April 21, 1802; s. Norway. 

John B. Frost was born in Bowdoinham, and brought 
up in the family of Rev. Comfort C. Smith of Wayne. He 
m. Nov. 21, 1817, Betsey Clark, dau. of James and Hul- 
dah (Clark) Erskine of Wayne. Mr Frost was an expert 
miller and was employed by Mr. Hayes to take charge of 
the new brick mill, and occupying the east side of his dwell- 
ing house, being that remodeled from D«a. Shaw's store. 



Annals of Oxford. 191 

He came to Oxford in 1837, and removed t© Casco in 
1851, where he d. Feb. 23, 1873, ^ Hi wile d. Jan. 3, 
1863, M 67. 

Children, born in Wayne : 
Alden Bradford, b. Apdl, 1819. 
Mary Norcross, b. Oct. 12, 1822, m. Feb. 22, 1846, Henry 

A. Woodward ; s. in Roxbury, Mass, 
Sarah Smith, b. June, 1824, d. in Casco. 
Greorge Erskine, b. 1826, d. in Harrison. 
Huldah Erskine, b. May 7, 1828, d. in Casco. 
Sophronia Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1830, d. in Wayne. 



Jesse Fuller of Kingston, bought of Mr. Shepard, in 
1779, seventy acres of land, being the north-east end of lot 
2 in the 5th range. He was born in 1748, son of Barnabas 
and Rebecca (Cushman) Fuller, grandson of Nathaniel of 
Plympton ; he is credited with service in the Revolution. 

His wife was Ruth Prince, and the records of Hebron 

mention children as follows : 

Josiah, b. Nov. 17, 1778, m. Jan. 4, 1799, Susanna Curtis. 

Deborah, b. Oct. 3, 1780, m. Joseph Hutchinson. 

Samuel, b. Aug, 27, 1782. 

Jesse, b. Feb. 21, 1784, d. Dec. 18, 1799. 

Noah Prince, b. Dec. 2, 1785. 

Ruth, b. Mar. 2, 1788, m. Nov, 27, 1806, Josiah Jordan. 

John, b. Feb. 24, 1790, m. 1815, Everline Washburn. 

Rebecca Cushman, b. Jan. 8, 1792, m. Dec. 17, i8i8, 

Ezekiel Verrill of Minot. 
Barnabas, b. June 30, 1794, by wife Bertha, had Jesse 

Augustus, b. Mar. 27, 1828. 
Kimball Prince, b. tw. wi. Barnabas, m. Miranda Carman. 
Martha, b. Mar. 18, 1797, m. Mar. 19, 1818, Thomas 

Jackson Greenwood. 
Sarah Prince, b. Jan. 29, 1799, m. 1823, Levi Whittemore. 
Jesse, b. May 14, 1801. 

Barzillia Fuller, son of Barnabas, was born in i7S^ » 
he had lot 3 in the 7th range, he was pensioned for service 
in the Massachusetts line, and the same was continued to 
his widow Mary. Children of record in Hebron. 
Elizadeth, b. July 9, 1787, Robert, b. Sept. 24, 1788. 

Barnabas Fuller, prob. son of Barnabas, was lost at sea, 
Nov. 25, 1792, M 24 years. Martha, d. Feb. 21, 1804, in H. 



192 Annals of Oxford. 

Barnabas Fuller, d. in Hebron, Mar. 24, 1814, m 907. 6m. 
Rebecca, wife of Barnabas Fuller, d. iVpril 6, 1813. 
Jesse Fuller, d. Aug. 1826, m 77. 

Nathaniel Fuller of Plympton, prob. brother of Bar- 
nabas, is credited with service in the Revolution, and he is 
named among the early settlers of Shepardsfield, located 
on lot 12 in the 5th range, 2d div. His tirst wife was Lydia 
Holmes; he m. 2d, April 11, 1797, Anna — — ; she was 
living, in 1850, with her son Sullivan, in Oxford , aged 81. 

Children : 
Caleb, b. Feb, 10, 1771. m. Hannah Perkins; s. Paris. 
Nathaniel, b. Dec. 27, 1772, living in Oxford in 1850. 
Nabby, b. Feb. 3, 1775, m. Abner Rawson of Paris. 
Sophia, b. Feb. 24, 1777, m. Mar. 3, 1799, William Clark 

Whitney of Hebron. 
Lydia, b. May 7, 1780, m. Apr. 3, 1800, Bartholemew 

Cushman of Hebron. 
Lucy, b. May 12, 1783, m. Stephen Pratt. 
Ira, b. Sept. 24, 1786. 
Parmelia, b. Jan. 4, 1794, m. May 6, 1825, Sam'l. Merrill, 

she m. 2d, John Bessey. 
Ara Steward, b. Oct. 20, 1797- 

Orrin Noble, b. Jan. 10, 1800. Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1801. 
Ezra, b. July 12, 1804; wife Maria, lived at (166;. 
Sullivan, b, June 12, 1806. 
Elbridge G., m. Oct. 30, 1849, ^arah B. Dennen of Oxfd. 

John Fuller, son of Jesse, m. 1815, Everliue Wash- 
burn, and had, as per Hebron records : 
Perley B., b. May 26, 1816, d. Sept. following. 
Samantha P., b. Dec. 29, 1817. 
Jennette W., b. April 11, 1820, 
Rebecca B., b. Feb. 18, 1821. 
Josiah J., b. April 11, 1823. 

Clarissa E., b. Oct. 2, 1825. Rufus P., b. Nov. 29, 1828. 
Joseph D., b. Nov. 26, 1832. 
Julia A., b. April 12, 1835 ; d. Mar. 14, 1842. 

Kimball Prince Fuller, son of Jesse, m. Dec. 26, 
1828, Miranda Carman of Helton ; he d. Oct. 19, 1866 ; 
she d. at Auburn, Me. Jan. 2, 1887. 

Children : 
William Henry, b. in Boston, Dec. 24, 1829; m. Polly E. 

Keene of Leeds ; he d. in Leeds, May 18, 1863. 



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Miranda, b. Hebron, Dec. 25, 1831, m. Geo. E. Williams 

of Boston; she d. in Leeds, Apr. 22, 1853. 
Caroline Rose, b. Hebron, Mar. 30, 1835, m. June 1854, 

Geo. E. Williams ; she d. Boston, Mar. 26, 1855. 
Esther Millett, b. Hebron, Sept. 8, 1837 , d. 1840. 
Esther Millett, b. Leeds, Jan, 27, 1840, ra. July 29, i860, 

George William Buckler of Boston. 
Kimball Verrill, b. Leeds, May 17, 1842; d. unm. 1861. 
Josephine Whittemore, b. Leeds, Apr. 4, 1844, m. Oct. 

10, 1868, Geo. Wm. Wagg of Auburn; she m. 2d, 1897, 

Augustus Fuller of Boston. 

Ira Fuller, son of Nathaniel, m. May 2, 1816, Sally 
Merrill of Hebron ; lived in that district incorpo. Oxford. 

Children : 
Merrill W., died, Jan. 13, 1818. 
James Osgood, b. Feb. 11, 1818. 

Charles P., b. Apr. 2, 1820. Prescott H., b, Feb. 28, 1822. 
Augustus Ira, b. April 17, 1828. 
Sarah Jane, b. May 13, 1830. 

Jabez Henry, b. Sept. 17, 1832, d. May following. 
Edward Henry, b. Aug. i, 1838. 

Ara Steward Fuller, son of Nathaniel, lived in Ox- 
ford ; m. Jan. 6, 1822, Charlotte Merrill of Hebron ; she 
died, Sept. i, 1837; he m. 2d, Apr. 18, 1841, Jerusha 
(Cushman) Marston of Oxford, widow of John. 

Children : 
Leonard C, b. Dec. 27, 1828. 
Louisa, b. Mar. 29, 183 1. 

Ezra and Maria C. Fuller, lived at (166) and had, 
Orrin Augustus, b. Jan. 20, 1830; Cordelia, b. x\pr. 28, 
1831, and Helen A., died, Aug. 30, 1848. 

Sullivan Fuller, son of Nathaniel, m. Dec. 8, 1838, 
Abigail Trott of Windham ; res. Oxford (168). 

Children : 
Emily I. T., b. 1840: Julius F., b. 1842: Alphonzo S., 
b. 1844, and Eugene F., b. 1848. 

Robert Fuller, Jr. and Sally his wife are credited on 
Hebron records with ; 

Ebenezer, b. Dec. 30, 1818, d. Feb. following, 
Ansel R., b. Dec. 24, 1819. 
Rebecca K., b. Sept. 14, 1822. 
Almauetta, b. Feb. 15, 1833. 



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Benjamin Gammon is credited, in Hebron, with children 

as follows: Betsey, b. Oct. ii, 1794? Lydia, b. Apr. 

25, 1798, and Statira, b. Oct. 14, 1801. 

Moses Gammon, a soldier io the Revolution, marched 
in Capt. Brackett's Falmouth company, on the Lexington 
alarm, and was almost constantly in service during the war. 

He was then a resident of Gorham, but in 1819, when 
his pension was granted, he was living with his son 
Moses, on Allen's hill, in Hebron, where he died May 16, 
1835, aged about 100 years. 

Moses Gammon, b. 1780, had a farm on Allen's hill, 
but his declining years were spent with his son Abiel, at 
the village. His wife was Abigail, b. 1783, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Lucretia (Howe) Gross. 

Children, as per Oxford records. 
Phoebe Pollard, b. Feb. 25, 1801 ; Roxanna Taylor, b. 
Sept. 5, 1803; Abiel Rounds, b. Sept. 3, 1804; Lucre- 
tia Howe, b. June 3, 1806; Lovisa Shaw, b. April 25, 
1808; Sophia Whitney, b. June 11, 1810; William Whit- 
ney, b. April 25, 1813; Experience, b. June 3, 1816; 
Jane Shaw, b. April 11, 1821 ; Dan Perry, b. Oct. 14, 
1823 , and Sylvanus Pollard, b. Dec. 20, 1826. 

Abiel R. Gammon, m. 1827, Lydia Stone of Hebron. 
He was a millman, lived on Pleasant st. near the covered 
bridge; he d. May 15, 1872; she d. Jan. 16, 1878, je 78. 

Children : 
Frederick William, b. Aug. 22, 1829, m. Sept. 23, 1854, 

Laura C, dau. of Asa Herrick of Poland ; he d. June '95. 
Pheebe Ann, b. July 9, 1831, m. Sept. 1857, Stephen R. 

Jordan, lives in Oxford village. 
A child died March 19, 1836. 
George Franklin, b. Oct. 22, 1837, d. unm. 

WiLMouTH and Mahitable Gammon are credited upon 
Hebron records with children as follows: ■-.— - 

Sarah S., b. Mar. 20, 1808, m. Apr. 19, 1829, Benjmin 

Goodenow of Bethel. . B., b. May 15. 1810; Martha 

S., b. Feb. 29, 1812; Andrew C, b. Mar. 22, 1815 ; 

Cyrus S., b. May 2, 1818 ; Wilmouth, b. May 1820, and 
Robert Slemmons, b. April 23, 1823. He lived in Ox- 

lord; m. 2d, July 9, 1829, Mary Goodenow of Bethel. 



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Jemerson Gammon, b. 1810, and r;Iary Hilborn, b. 181 1, 

both of Oxford, were married Sept. 4, 1831, by Rev. Dau 

Perry, and settled on Pigeon Hill. 
Children : 

Elizabeth, b. 1835 ; Harrson G, O., b. 1837, m. Novem- 
ber, 1857, Henrietta Graff am. 

Hannah, b. 1840, and Charles L., b. 1849. 

John Gardner, of Hebron, was granted a pension m 

1819, for service in the Continental navy. His farm was in 

the west part of the town (210), the same as occupied by 

his son John. Abigail, his wife, died in May 1850, aged 

87 years : he then living at the age of 90. 
Children : 

John, b. Nov. 12, 1789, m. Nov. 1845, Celia Dean, and 
had Celia E., b. May, 1850. He d. Jan. 28, 1872 ; wid- 
ow, m. Joseph Cummings. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 30, 1791, m. Nov. 1813, David Staples. 

Sebra, b. Jan. 8, 1794, d. April 23, 1833. 

Olive, b. Feb. 5, 1796, d. July 24, 1816. 

Sally, b. Mar. 31, 1798, m. Jacob D. Brown; she m. 2d, 
Zebedee Pratt. 

Polly, b. Sept. 5, 1800, m. Apr. 13, 1823, Jos. Cushman, Jr. 

Lucretia, b. Dec. 13, 1803. 



Hiram Gilbert, b. in 1811, was an innkeeper atWelch- 
ville in 1850. His wife, Sarah W., was b. in Connecticut 
in 1814, and at the time, as members of the family, were, 
Sally Thorp, ^70, and Esther Bodwell, ^67, who were 
also born in Conn. 
i Children : 

Harriet W., b. 1837, Cynthia N., b. 1840. 

Elihu T., b. 1847. 

\ NoAH and Rebecca Gilman are credited in Hebron with 
Tristram, b. June 24, . Mary D., b. Oct. 28, 1813. 

Robert Glover, of Marshfield, was a private in Capt. 
Turner's company of Minutemen, also served in the Conti- 



YQQ Annals of Oxford. 

nental army, from Pembroke, and probably the same per- 
soTwho came, later, to Hebron, and is credited with chiH- 

ren as follows : o^ v ivr^«4««lr 

Zillah, b. Dec. 12, 1783 ; m. Jane 4, 1807, Steph. Mynd.. 
Joseph, b. May 20, 1787. -R^h^rra 

Jonathan, b. Dec. 10, 1789, ^' Mar. 30, 1820 Rebecca 
'' Chipman. He d. May 3. 1823, leaving dau Hannah b. 

Sept II. 1821 ; widow, m. Feb. 9, 1826, Job Morton. 

Olive, b. Sept. 3, 1791- ^, o 

Hannah, b. June 28, i793 ' d. Nov. 7, 1820. 

Berthia, b. May 27, 1795- 

Harriet, b. April 10, 1798, d. Aug. 26, 1813. , 

Ervin, b. Jan. 10, 1801, m. Dec. 2 1824, Onlla Records 

and had, Jonathan, b. April 25, 1825 ; Jredenck \Vill- 

iam, b. Mar. 13, 1827, and Augustus E., b. Apr. ib, i»29. 
Rebecca Perkins, b. April 18, 1804. . ^ j- j t 

Mr. Glover died Feb. 21, 1820, widow Keziah died Ju- 
ly 9, 1820. 

Joseph Glover, son of Robert, m. May 21, 182 1, Sa- 
rah Whittemore. He d. Mar. 17, 1832 ; she d. Sep. 10, '52. 

Children : 
Joseph Sewall, b. Mar. 17, 1813. 
Harriet, b. Oct. 27, 1814, d. Nov. 14, i860. 
Robert, b. Sept. 2, 1817, d. April 20, 1870. 
Isaac Barrows, b. Nov. 15, 1820. 
Sarah, b. April 7, 1823, d. June following. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1825. 
Nancy Judson, b. May 10, 1837, 
Keziah, b. Jan. 27, 1830. 

John Grbeley, son of Thomas and Alice ^Ross) Gree- 
ley of Falmouth, bought of Samuel Phillips of Aadover, a 
lot of land at a place called * 'Phillips Gore", lying between 
the towns of Hebron and Otisfield. This property he sold 
to Edward Scribner in 1799, agreeing to vacate the same 
before June 1800. In 1798 he joined with his brother Will- 
iam, of Gray, in a conveyance of their shares in their moth- 
ers estate, it being the historic "Widow Greeley s Tavern" 
in Portland, to their sister Mary Greeley. Both John and 
William were soldiers in the Revolution, and both, prob., 
assisted th«ir mother in her heroic success in the protecticm 
of h«r house, when Falmouth was burned by Mowatt. 



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John Greeley and Elizabeth Thompson were married, at 
Gorham, Septr 1773 ; they had a farm at the foot of Gree- 
ley Hill, and their house continued to be called "the Gree- 
ley House", many years after its occupation by the family. 
No record of their children has been found, but it is likely 
that John and William whose familes are mentioned upon 
Hebron records, were their sons. He d. May i, 181 7, ^ 65. 

William and Judith Greeley had: 
Betsey, b. Oct. 16, 1814; Samuel Thompson, b. March 
30, 1816; Polly, b. May 11, 1818 ; Benjamin Farring- 
ton, b. June 23, 1820 ; Ruth Harvey, b. July 8, 1822, 

and Jonathan Harvey, b. April 28, 1824. 

John Greeley and Sally Farrington, were m. Sept. 12, 
1819, and had Farrington, b. June 5, 1824. Sally was, 
prob, a dau. of Benjamin Farrington of Phillips Gore. 



Alexander Greenwood, son of John^, ^see page 11) 
has credits of children in Hebron, as follows : — — 

Citoyenne, b. Jan, 23, 1801, d. Feb. i, 1827; Alex- 

ander, b. May 8, 1802; Rosamond, b. Mar. 12, 1804; 

Charles Bearce, b. Sept. 23, 1805 ; Horace, b. May 30, 
1807; Borredell, b. Mar. i, 1809; Majy Ann, b. Apr. 
16, 1811, and Otis, b. Oct. 14, 1813. 

Maj. John Greenwood, son of John^, m. Sept. 25, 1800, 
Marcena, dau. of Jairus Shaw of Paris. They settled in 
in Hebron, whei-e she d. May 4, 1833 ; he d. Aug. 25,* 44. 

Children : 
Eliza, b. June 14, 1801, m. Jan. i, 1821, Samuel Stearns, 
Miranda, b. Dec. 9, 1802, m. July 4, 1821, Cyrus Bridg- 

ham of Minot. Atosa, b. Mar. 5, 1805. 

John, b, Jan. 14, 1807, d. Dec. 11, 1891. 
Marcena Shaw, b. Nov. 28, 1808. 
Lucy Bradford, b. May 23, 18 16. 
JS..- — Winchester, b. Apiil 3, 1818. 
Harriet Bridgham. b. Jan. 24, 1821, d. May 2 1837. 
Jairus Shaw, b. Dec. 14, 1823. 

Thomas Jackson Greenwood, san of Johns, jg credited 
in Hebrou, with, Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1818 ; George, b, 
Dec. 1819, d. next month; Leonard, b. Mar. 4, 1821 ; 
Jeiinett, d. April 24, 1826, d. Mar. 14, 1828 ; Mellen, b. 
Jan. 15, 1828; Henry, b. Feb. 24, 1829, d. Aug. 1858, and 
Atosa, b. May 21, 1832. 



Annals of Oxford. 

Simon Greenwood, son of Johns, m. Oct. i8, 1818, 
Rebecca Record of Hebron, and had : 

Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1819; Emily, b. July 11, 1821 ; 
Samuel W., b. Aug. 14, 1823; Verres, b. Feb 13, 1825; 
Borredell, b. Mar. 23, 1828; Septimus B., b. l^eb. 10, 
1832, and Miranda, b. July 22, 1833. 

Verres Greenwood, son of Johns, m. Feb. 5, 1824, 
Sally M. Willis; s. in Hebron, he d. Feb. i, 1826, she d. 
May 10, 1827. Their children were; Lucia W., b. Sept. 
18, 1824, and Jane Fearing, b. Feb. 26, 1826. 



Elisha Gurney, b. 1 73 1, son of Zachariah of Bridge- 
water, Mass., m. 1760, Jane, dau. of Henry Kingman; 
bought of Abiier Curtis, lot 7 in the 4th range, ist division. 
The name of Stephen Gurney appears on the earliest rec- 
ords, but nothing further, of him, has been noted. Elisha 
was one of those who received their land titles by an order 
of the General Court, and the Registry shows that he, as 
Collector of the town of Hebron, made conveyances of land 
held for taxes. No children are credited to him in Hebron, 
but the Hist, of Bridgewater mentions dau. Betsey and son 
Jacob; prob. Elisha, Jr. who m. Sept. 21, 1800, Olive 
Tubbs, and several girls whose marriages are notecl else- 
where in this book, were his children. He d. June 25, 1818 ; 
wife Jane, d. Feb 5, 1815. aged 87 years. 

Jacob Gurney, son of Elisha, was pensioned, in 1833, 
for service in Mass. Continentals. He m. Lydia, daughter 
of John Tueil of Paris, where their eldest children were b. 
the others were b. in Hebron. He d. Feb. n, 1849, m. 86; 
she d. Sept. 8, 1841, je. 65. 

Children : 
Harmony, b. Jan, i, 1799, m. Ebenezer Drake, Jr. 
Lovisa, b. Mar. i, 1800, m. William Cobb, Jr. 
Harriet, b. May i, 1801, m. Jan. i, 1823, John Hall of 

Buckfi«ld. 
Anna, b. June 17, 1802, m. Seth Bearce. 
Ansel, b. Apr. 10, 1804, m. Sophronia Chipman. 
Lydia, b. Feb. 5, 1806, m. Lemuel Tu«ll. 
Olive, b. June 25, 1807, m. America Bisbee. 
Jacob, b. May 10, 1809, m. Sarah Stevens; he d. May 28, 

1864; she d. May 23, 1885. 
Betsey, b, Feb. 9, 181 1, m. Rufos Lombard. 



Annals of Oxford. 1©9 

John, b. Feb. 19, 1813, m. Oct. 8, 1839, Susan Merrin of 
New Gloucester. 



John Marshall Hack, m. Aug. i, 1819, Hannah, 
dau. of Ichabod Bryant; the}^ had, b. Hebron, July 10, 
1820, Elino C. D. 

Daniel Hackett, b. 1816, and Sarah Ann Cox, b. 
1813, both of Oxford, were m. Sept. 14, 1839 : lived (152 ). 

Children : 
Imogine E., b. 1842; Agnes M., b. 1844, and Sarah E., 
b. Feb. 13, 1847, d. Oct. 12, 1849. 

Jacob M. Hackett, lived (193); he is credited upon 
Oxford records, prob. not all born in the town, with : 

Charles Merritt, b. Feb. 13, 1839. 

Edwin Augustus, twin with Edward Augustus, b. Jan. 
8, 1842. 

Sumner Socrates, b. April 13, 1847. 

Jonathan Clark, b. July 22, 1851. 

Moses Morrill. 

Josiah Hall, over 50, wife, over 50, were living in Ox- 
ford at the time of its incorporation. 

Simeon Hall and Sarah Bryant, both of Oxford, were 
m. by Rev. Dan Perry, April 11, 1830. 

Silas P. Hall came to Oxford before 1850, to work in 
the factory. He lived on King street, west of the meeting- 
house. By wife EHzabeth, he had, Eldora R., b. Nov. 24, 
1846; Horace A., b. Oct. 25, 1848, and Mary Genilia, 
b. Oct. 12, 1850. 

Moses M. Hanscome and Mary his wife celebrated their 
* 'Golden Wedding" Aug. 7, 1899. They lived at Welch- 
ville, and are credited with children, as follows : 

Lucinda H., b. April 10, 1841 ; m. James Jones. 
Moses O., b. Jan. 12, 1846. Lucy, b. Dec* 25, 1849. 
William, b. July 12, 185 1. 
Charles Freemont, b. June 17, 1856. 
Edwin Cook, b. Dec. 11, 1858. 



200 Annals of Oxford. 

George D. Hamlin, b. 1820, and Abigail E. his wife, 
b. 1825, came to Oxford 40) before 1850; they are cred- 
ited with, Sarah L. b. 1845, and Francis, b. 1848. 

David P. Hannaford, mason, b. 1801, and Rachel, 
his wife, b. 1802, came to Oxford before 1850; they are 
credited with, James M. b. 1836, and Frances A. b. 1841. 

George Hathaway and Polly Barrows, both of He- 
bron, were married, Jan. 29, 1824. 

Children : 
George William, b. Jan. 18, 1825, d. May 3, 1829. 
Cyrus Cushman, b. Nov. 30, 1826, d. Jan. i, 1829. 
Clinton, b. ^lay 24, 1829. 
Caroline Paris, b. Feb. 19, 1832. 
Jemima Godfrey, b. Ai g. 5, 1834. 

Jonathan Gould Hawks and Polly Cushman, both of 
Hebron, were m. Feb. 24, 1822; they had. Mar. 18, 1S23, 
Edward Gould. 

Russell Hawks, son of Edward and Ruth (Bucknam) 
Hawks, m. 1822, Frances, dau. of John and Rebecca 
(Walker) Campbell of Westbrook. He was in trade at 
Rurafoi-d, but after his marriage, he occupied a part of his 
fathers farm, in Minot, where his children were born. About 
1840, he bought a farm (213) in Oxford, where he died, 
Nov. 21, 1865, in his 75th year; wife died Dec. 19, 1866, 
aged 68 years. 

Children : 
Eleanor P., b. June 4, 1823, m. Jason Billings of Saco ; 

m. 2d John Mitchell, and d. in Kansas, Mar. 31, 1890. 
Mary G., b. Nov. 19, 1824, m. 1850, William B. Bennett, 

and d. in Durham, Jan. 1887. 
Rebecca C, b. April 5, 1827, m. 1848, Moses Smith. 
Sarah O., b. Feb. i, 1829, m. 1857, Wm. W. Quimby. 
Albert G., b. May 30, 1831, m. 1865, Hester J. Marshall. 
Amelia F., b. June 26, 1833, m. 1857, Henry M.Jordan. 
Benjamin G., b. Feb. 13, 1836, unm. killed at the battle 

of Middleburg, Va., June 19, 1863. 
Nathaniel S., b. June 9, 1838, m. i860, Frances Mitchell. 



Annals of Oxford. 20i 

SiMBON W. and Elizabeth Hawks, are credited in 
Hebron, with Elmer Aurelius, b. July i6, 1819 : Amanda 
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 24, 1821, and George Mitchell, b. Jan. 
II, 1825. 

Edmund Hayes, settled on farm (58), before the incor- 
poration of the town. He was b. Mar. 1796, d. Oct. 4, 
1863 ; wife Pauline, b. Mar. 1790, d. Dec. 15, 1851. 

Children : 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1822, d. Feb. following. 
Jane Smith, b. April 30, 1824, m. June 27, 1840, Silas D. 
Tobie of Greenwood; m. 2d, David McAllister of Oxfd. 
George William, b. Oct. 23, 1826, seaman, m. Pick- 
ering ; he d. Aug. 30, 1859. 
Lucy Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1829, d. unm. Dec. 3, 1850. 
Edmund Erastus, b. 1832, m. Sept. 27, 1853. Clementine 

N. Stuart of Harrison ; he s. in Chicago. 
Martha Allen, b. Mar. 10, 1834, ^' ^""^' J^"' ^7> 1852. 
An infant, d. Jan. 18, 1837. 

Isaac Hayes, son of William of Barrington, N. H., m. 
Nov. 13, 1792, Alice, dau. of Richard Garland, and settled 
in his native town. About 1800, he removed to Poland, and 
in Nov. of that year, he bought of Richard and Lydia 
Garland, a farm that he thereafter cultivated. He d. Sep. 
28, 1856 , aged 86 years ; his wife was born at Barrington 
Sept. 13, 1773, and d. at Poland, Dec. 27, 1858. 

Children, as reported : 
Dennis, b. Jan. 6, 1795 ; see sketch, page 109. 
Richard, b. Nov. 12, 1796; family, consisting of wife and 
five children, were living in Oxford in 1840, but soon af- 
ter removed to Greenwood. 
Joanna, b. 1801, m. Moses Judkins. 

Isaac, b. Dec. 3, 1804, m. Martha Swett; s. Greenwood. 
William, b. June 27, 1808 ; blacksmith, at Frost's Corner. 
Hezekiah, b. Nov. 3, 1810 ; had the homestead. 
Scwall, b. May 3, 1813; s. in New Hampshire. 

Dennis hayes, son of Isaac, m. Nov. 29, 182 1, Mary, 
b. Mar. 27, 1803, dau. of Capt. William Johnson of Ray- 
moud. They lived in Poland until about 1830, when they 
moved to Harrison, where wife died, Feb. 11, 1835. He 
m. 2d, June 30, 1835, Mrs. Hannah (Keith), widow of 
Cyrus Shaw and, with his children, moved to Oxford, there- 



202 Annals of Oxford. 

after making her house, his home. He died July 29, 1859; 

she died Oct. 18, iSSS, in her 92d year. 
Cliildren: 

Harriet, b. Nov. 29, 1823, d. Mar. 10, following. 

Charles, b. Dec. 29, 1824, s. "out west*. 

Abby, b. Aug. 23, 1826. 

Dennis, b. July 10, 1828, d. Nov. 10, 1829. 

Martha, b. Dec. 9, 1829, d. Feb. 16, 1832. 

Harriet, b. July i, 1830, m. Jan. i, 1850, Ira P. Farring- 
ton of Portland; she d. Jan. 26, 1823. 

ileni-y Sidney, b. Feb. 3, 1832, m. 1870, Florence, dau. 
of Hon. Lyman Rawson of Rumford ; he now lives in 
New York City, shipmaster, retired. 

'/ranees C, b. Dec. 27, 1833, "^- Nov. 30, 1854, Sarah 
W. Garcelon, s. in Portland; he d. April 25, 1893. 

Mary Angelia, b. Dec. 29, 1836, m. Sept. 10, 1861, Rev. 
Thomas Long Ellis ; she lives in Poitland, his widow. 

Jyrus Shaw, b. Feb. 27, 1839, m. Jan. 10, 1866, 'Lizz'w. 
T. Jenkins, step-dau. of Capt. Nehemiah Manson, pro- 
prietor of the Craigie Farm. He is a prosperous farmer 
in Oxford (21), with children, as follows: Samuel H. 
T., b. Feb. 27, 1867 ; Fred S., b. Dec. 25, 1868; Ed- 
ward K., b. Dec. 26, 1870; Annie E., b. Jan. 30, 1873. 
Jennie P., b. Sep. 11, 1875, ^"<^> Florence, b. Nov. 
10, 1878. 

Isabella E.stella, b. Feb. 6, 1842, m. May 16, 1863, Geo. 
Roscoe Hersey ; she m. 2d, 1886, Ncitbaniel Fisher: 
they live in the house lately occupied by her mother. 

Artemas Lendall Hersey, son of Samuel, was born 
in Livcrmore in 1826, came to Oxford, about 1850, to teach 
the vilhige school, and to study medicine under the tutor- 
age of Dr. Maybeny. He received his doctorate from Bow- 
doin College, in 1853, and soon after commenced practice 
in this town, early winning for himself more than a local 
reputation for wisdom, and successful practice in his pro- 
fession ; he is a pi ominent member of the Maine Medical As- 
sociation, and has frequently been invited to lecture in its 
conveiitiong. He Ixnight the Carlton homestead, remodeled 
the buildings, beautified their surroundings, making it one 
of the mo.st attractive residences in the village. June 26, 
1854, ^<^ united in wedlock with Miss Heloise Helena, eld- 
est daughter of i£«quire Keith, a woi^ian affectionate and re- 



Aimals of Oxibra. 203 

fined, making the doctor's home the center of the religious 
and social life of the town. Both are excellent musicians 
and they have happily continued the goo<i work inaugu- 
rated by the "Beethoven Club*'. 

Their only child, Miss Heloise Edwina Hersey, of Bos- 
ton, is winning fame and money, as a teacher, writer, and 
pul^lic speaker. 



John Hicks, of Hebron, had son Jeremiah, b, April 
3, 1807 , and dau. Adaline Augusta, b. Jan. 10, 1809. 

Isaac Hicks and Mary Farris, both of Oxford, were 
married Jan. i, 1834. 

Robert Hilborn was b. in Burlington, N. J. April 6, 

1740. He appears in Falmouth, now Portland, early in the 

Revolution, a private in Capt. Abner Lowell's company. 

June 6, 1777, he m. Lucy, widow of John Chadbourne, b. 

Mar, 5, 175 1, dau. of Joseph and Ann (Barbour) Riggs, 

of Stroudwater ; she d. May 4, 1842 ; he d. Jan. 8, 1834, 
They removed from Portland to Minot about 1787, (first 

settling in Hebron (147) near the Minot line). 
Children : 

Robert, b. Nov. 24, T778, s. Oxford, (191). 

Nancy, b. Mar. 27, 1780, m. Joseph Haskell; s. in Mon- 
mouth. 

Polly, b. Feb. 18, 1782, m. Samuel Witham of New 
Gloucester. 

Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1784, m. Sally, dau. of Sam'l Shaw; 
he m. 2d, Nancy, dau. of Nicholas Noyes. He lived in 
Minot. Samuel Greeley, his youngest son, was a Mem- 
ber of Congress, from California. 

Thomas, b. Oct. 22, 1786, hved in Oxford. 

Seth Bearce, b. Dec. 25, 1788, m. Betsey, dau. of Richard 
and Lydia (Waterhouse) Garland of Poland; he was a 
trader in Portland ; d. June 6, 1878. 

Lucy, b. Oct. 4, 1790, m. — - Hacker. 

Ira, b. Dec. 4, 1793, na. Lorana W. Hall; he m. 2d, Nan- 
cy Trott; lived in Portland. 

Joseph Riggs, of Hebron, m. Nov. 12, 1826, Jane Web- 
ster of New Gloucester. 

IU>B£RT HiL»;;>RK, Jr. and EExabeth Stockman, both of 



204 Annals of Oxford. 

Hebron, were m. Dec. 29, 1799; he m. a second wife, the 

widow Phoebe Lane. 
Children : 

Robert, b. June 7, 1801, s. in Oxford. 

Hiram, b. July 21, 1803, and wife Esther, are credited on 
Oxford records with Charles Lewis, b. April 23, 1829, 
and Sarah Maria, b. April 25, 1832 ; family said to have 
**gone out west", but Charles R. was living with his 
grandfather in 1850, and June 19, 1B53, m. Everline 
Augusta Lane, of Oxford. 

Riggs, b. Dec. 5, 1805 , s. in Chicago; by an error, his 
marriage has been printed on the preceeding page. 

Nancy, b. June 18, 1807, na. Thc^ias Libby. 

Polly, b. Feb. 17, 18 10, m. Jemerson Gammon. 

Sally, b. July 22, 1813, m. Benjamin Sanborn, Jr. 

EHiza, b. May 11, 1817, lived aacteen days. 

Staples, b. Nov. 10, 1822. 

Thomas Hilborn, son of Robert, m. May 10, 1814, Es" 
ther, dau. of Josiah Smith, of Paris ; they had, born in 
Hebron, Eliza Ann, b. Jan. 9, 1815 ; Elliot Smith, born 
Jan. 6^ 1816; Mary Jane, b. Jan. 2, 1818; Charles, b, 
Jan. 16, 1820, and others, b. in Paris ; see Hist, of Paris. 

Robert Hilborn, 3d, son of Robert, Jr. m. Feb. 1822* 
Lydia, dau. of Daniel Bullen. 

Children : 
Porter Osgood, b. May 30, 1824, m. Mary Stevens; he m. 

ad, Catherine Stevens ; s. in Boston. 
Stephen D., m. Sarah A. B. Smith; s. in Boston. 
Alpheus Jerome, b. Feb. 18, 1829, m. Almira Sweeney ; 

lives in Boston. 
LycKaJaae, m. C. C. Sprague ; Kves m New York Ci^. 

Thomas Hill had lot one in the 2d range of the first 
division ; he m. Nov. 29, 1788, Chloe Crooker. 

William and Lucinda Hill are credited in Hebron, 
with William C, b. April i, 1817, and Melzar T., b. 
Mar. 9, 1820. He d. Sept. 2, 1829. 

Robert Hill, potter, b. 1786, in New Hampshire, s. 
near the Webber's, in Oxford, before 1830. His wife, 
Martha, prol)ai>ly his second wife, was b. in 1797, and hi^ 
children, of record in Oxford, are as follows : 



Annals of Oxford. 205 

Joseph, b. Aug. 29, 1808. John b. ]nne 10, 1810. 

Anna, b. Nov. 22, 1811. Eliza Osgood, b. May 18, 1818. 
Benjamin, b. Sept. 3, 1819. Mary, b. Dec 26, 1820. 

Emily Ann, b. Mar. 13, 1822, m. 1839, Prescott L. Pike. 
Harriet, b. Sept. 12, 1823. 

Jane Dodge, b. July 9, 1825, m. Darnel Wh.tehoiKse. 
Hannah, b. July 16, 1829. Phoebe, b. Dec. 18, 1832. 

Alfred, b. May 25, 1835. on 

Sophronia R., b. May 9, 1837, m. April 17, 1854, ^"- 

n€tt H. Fuller, of Oxford. 
George, b. 1841. 



Henry Holbrook was born Stpt. i, 1786, son of Peter, 
a soldier of the Revohition, from the town of Mendon, Ms. 
He probably had brothers, Gennett, Benjamin, George and 
Peter; the three last being mentioned by Mr Whitnej^, as 
holding, adjoining lots, 100 acres each, west of the river, 
in Hebron ; evidence of their occupying the land, however, 
has not been found. Henry, m. Feb. 19, 1815, Judith, dau. 
of Job Holmes . and settled on one of the lots, above nam- 
ed, being that made the northern boundary of land sold to 
Cyrus Shaw in 1816, his home place. Mr. Holbrook was 
the landlord of Dr. Craigie's tavern, and finally settled on 
Pigeon Hill (89), where he d. July 10, 1870; widow d. 
Dec. II, 1873. 

Children : 
Seth Taft, b. Dec. 17, 1818, s. in Oxford. 
Henry H., b. June 20. 1820, m. Marcia A. Brown; he d. 

in Minot, Mar. 20, 1881. 
Gennett, b. Nov. 23, 1822, d. Aug. 29, 1826. 
Twins, d. unnamed. Wm. Genett, d. Aug. 7, 1830, M iSm. 
Edwin Augustus, b. May 25, 1831, m. Dec. 22, 1856, Sa- 
rah Whitmore; he d. in Otisfield, Mar. 14, 1897. 
WilHam Gennett, d. May 7, 1833, M 2m. 

Seth T. Holbrook, son of Henry, m. Feb. 10, 1846, 
Lydia, da«. of De^. Alden and Priscilla (Cushman) Chand- 
ler of Poland. He lived on Pleasant street, and conducted 
an extensive trade in horses and farm stock; his "Sale 
Days" attracted many visitors to the village. In partnership 
with Dr. S. H. Tewksbury, he established, upon a section 
of the Craigie Farm, a stock breeding establishment, which 
stimulated the surrounding farmers to an imf roveaaent of 



206 Annals of Oxford. 

their herds, but was not a pecuniary soccess to the partaere. 
Mr. Holbrook had good ability and a cheerful disposition, 
be was deservedly popular, every body called him "Seth", 
and much of time was occupied for the benefit of others, 
without consideration of gain for himself. He represented 
the town in the Legislature, was President of the county 
Agricultural Society, and foi- several years, an officer and 
conspicuous member of the State Agricultural Society. 

He rejoiced in the companionship of an amiable wife until 
Dec. 8, 1890, when she died, at Oxford ; he d. at the res- 
idence of his daughter, Mrs. Jackson, in Otisfield, Jan. 29, 
1893. Their children were : 
Charles Henry, was drowned in the stream, rear of his 

home, Nov. 1853, aged six years. 
A daughter, b. 1849, ^^^^^ ^* ^ ^^^ ^^y^' 
Alena Thompson, b. Mar. 10, 1855, m. 1878, John Clark 
Holmes, who was drowned, May 25, 1881, near the spot 
where her brother lost his life. She m. 2d, Dec. 22, 
1885, Thomas Jackson, now lives in Portland. 



Job Holmes and Job Holmes, Jr. of Plympton, Mass. 
are credited with service in the Revolution. Nov. 13, 1786, 
Job Holmes bought of Mr. Shepard. lot 9 in the 6th range, 
2d division; he was evidently then in possession. In 1797, 
Thomas, probably his son, and his sons, Bartlett and James 
bought lots in the vicinity. No further record of Thomas but 
Bartlett was living in Oxford in 1830, then upwards of 50 
years of age, apparently with no family, but on a previous 
date wife Polly joins in a conveyance of land. Mr. Holmes 
m. 2d, Dec. 24, 1788, Judith Tucker, of New Gloucester; 
he died Oct. 4, 1800. Widow m. May 17, 1804, Richard 
Dole of Windham. 

Children of Jc^ and Judith Holmes : 
Ebenezer, b. Feb. 21, 1790, lived in Hebron. 
Judhh, b. April 24, 1701, m. Henry Holbrook. 

James Holmes, son of Job, had lot 11 in the 7th range, 
2d division ; his wife was Jerusha, dau. of Ebenezer Raw- 
son of Paris; he died April 13, 1827, -aged about 70. 

Children : 
James Stuart, b. Nov. 13, 1792, m. J^me S. Patten, settled 

in Foxcroxt. 
Salmon, b. Sep. 18, '95, m. Abigail Blake, s. in Fwoaaxjit. 



Annals of Oxford. 207 

Cyrus, b. May 12, 1798, m. Fayette Blake: s. Foxcroft. 
Job, b. Oct. 17, 1799, physician, m. Vesta, dau. of Dr. 

Cyi-us Hamlin, of Paris; he s. in Calais. 
Ebenezer Rawson, b. Jan. 9, 1802, s. in Oxford. 
Eleazer Austin, b. twin with E. R., s. in Paris. 
Jemsha, b. Jan. 22, 1804, m. May 22, 1832, Lyman 

Rawson, of Rum ford. 
John Sullivan, b. Feb. 2, 1806, s. in Oxford. 
Freeland, b. June 13, 1808, d. unm. in Oxford, 1870. 

Ebenezer Holmes, son of Job, m. May 26, 1814, 
Hepsebah Brown ; they are credited in Hebron with : 
Ebenezer Nelson, b. Oct. 3, 1815. 
Louisa Ann, b. May 22, 1817. 
Betsey Blake, b. Dec. 6, 1818. 
Nancy Brown, b. Aug. 3, 1820. 
Charles Franklin, b. June 22, 1822. 
John Brown, b. Jan. 3, 1824. 
Jacob Tewksbury, b. Sept. 19, 1825, 
Lawson Medcalf, b. Sept. 13, 1827. 

Ebenezer Rawson Holmes, son of James, m. Jan. 4, 
1836, Louisa Abigail Fuller, dau. of Capt. Abner Rawson 
of Paris. In 1832, his sister and brothers sold their undivi- 
ded shares in the several lots of land owned by their late 
father, to him, the consideration being $2,000. He settled 
upon the homestead, (173) in Oxford, and being a man of 
business, he accumulated a large estate. He was the origin- 
ator of the device known as the "Holmes Note" , that form 
of obligation which doubly secures the seller of property on 
credit, by incorporating an agreement, that the title shall 
shall remain with him until the conditions are fulfilled. 
Mr. Holmes died Feb. 19, 1891. 
Children : 
Louisa S., b. Feb. 19, 1838, lives at Welchville. 
Lyman R., b. July 14, 1840, '< 

George Freeland, b. Nov. 5, 1844, m. 1875, Mrs. Joseph- 
ine (Van Antwerp) Newland; he was in the firm of 
Strout& Holmes, eminent lawyers in Portland, d. 1892. 
Walter E., b. July 31, 1846; a traveling salesman. 
Florence Sabra, b. Dec. 10, 185 1, m. Silas E. King, a 
trader at Welchville. 

John Sullivan Holmes, son of James, m. Aug. 13, 
1835, Sarah Ann Clark; he was for a few years a trader 
in Portland, his brother Freeland, being there at the same 



208 Annals of Oxford. 

time. Both, however, returned to Oxford, and settled on 
farm (170). Children; 

Mary Freeland, b. Jan. 9, 1838. 
Royal Clark, b. July 16, 1840, d. Mar. 28, 1841. 
Anna Clark, b. May 22, 1844 , m. Julius F. Fuller, of O. 
Sarah Frances, b. May 8, 1849. 

John Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1852, m. Jan. 27, 1878, Alena T. 
Holbrook; he was drowned, at Oxford, INlay 25, 1881. 

Alfred Hood is reported to have been born in Oxford, 
Mass. and was brought up in the family of a Mr. Smith, of 
Sturl)ridge, he having been left an orphan at the age of ten 
years. His wife was Hannah dau. of Jonathan Muzzy, of 
Ward, Mass., in which town his two eldest children were 
born. He came to Craigies Mills, before 1820, and contin- 
ued to live in the village until after 1840. He was a wheel- 
wright, permanently lamed by the accidental cutting of his 
knee-pan ; he served in town offices, was deputy-sheriff and 
a good citizen. He was one of the founders of the Congre- 
gational Church, the meeting for organization was held in 
his house. He d. May 11, 1865, ^ 78 ; wife d. Feb. 27, '70. 

Children : 
Melinda Clark, m. April 22, 1850, Oliver Stone; shed. 

in Worcester, Mass. April 3, 1875. 
Alfred Hovey, b. May 8, 1815, m. Alice Vose. 
Hiram, b. Jan. 14, 1820, lived nine days. 
Julia Jane, b. July 22, 1821, m. 1845, Franklin H. Knight, 

she d. in Worcester, Mar. i, 1846. 
Sarah Edna, b. Sept. 8, 1823, m. Oct. 5, 1847, Franklir 

H. Knight, of Worcester. 
Hannah AngeHne, b. Nov. 22, 1825, m. Feb. 16, 1853, 

Simeon Morse; she d. in Worcester, Dec. 19, 1872. 
Edward Payson, b, Sept. 24, 1827, m. Lucy Goddard ; he 

had four wives. 
William Alexander, b. May 16, 1830, m. Nettie Valentine. 
James Hamilton, b. Mar. 25, 1832, m. Ruth Norris. 
Josephine Eugenia, b. Oct. 2, 1835, d. Mar. 18, 1839. 
Frances Eliza Norton, b. Nov. 8, 1838, m. July 20, 1865, 

Orrin S. Hopkins; she d. Worcester, Mar. 12, 1885. 

William W. and Sarah F. Horne, had b. June 29, 
1829, in Oxford, Sarah Jane; she d. Aug. i, same year. 



Annals of Oxford. ©09 

Aaron Houghton, son of Moses, was b. in Norway, 
Mar. 25, 1823, m. Betse}' D. dau. of James Farris. They 
settled in Oxford and had Aaron O. b. 1845, and George 
C. b. 1848. 



Wflliam and Mary Howard are credited, in Hebron, 

with children, as follows : 

Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1804. John, b. Jan. 31, 1806, m. 

June 18, 1838, Mary B. Sturtevant of Hebron. 
William, b. Jan. 10, 1808. Leicester, b. Aug. 17, 1809. 
Alvan, b. Sept. 28, 181 1. Li^cy Ann, b. May 27, 1816. 
Rosvvell, b. May 25, 1818, m. Dec. 9, 1841, Mary Ann 

Tubbs of Hebron. 
Father d. Mar. 13, 1844; mother d. Dec il, 1848. 



John Howe, b. 1801, m. Mary Walker, dau. of Gusta- 
vus A. Goss of Paris. He was settled on a farm in Oxford 
in 1850, wife Mary W. and seven children then living. He 
subsequently removed to Norway ; see Hist, of that town. 

Joseph Hutchinson, son of Stephen, was an early set- 
tler in Hebron. His father is credited with service in the 
Revolution, from Cape Elizabeth, and Windham, perhaps 
changing his residence during the war. He m. Rebecca 
Legrow of Windham, and prolsably continued to reside a 
time in that tov.'n, serving one enlistment in a Windham co. 

He d. Feb. 24, 1801. Children, as per Hebron records: 
Joseph, b. Nov. 3, 1779, s* ^^ Hebron. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 9, 1781, m. Aug. 26, 1801, Mary Randall. 
Lydia, b. July 13, 1785, m. Nathaniel Keene. 
Stephen, b. Aug. 6, 1787, m. Asenath Gilbert. 
Heniy, b. Aug. 9, 1789, m. Apr. 2, 1812, Caroline Lander. 
Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1791, m. Charlotte, dau. of Tobias 

Ricker of Buckfield. 
Rebecca, b. Aug. 10, 1793. 
Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1795. 
Benjamin Randall, b. Nov. 17, 1799, ^- July 7, 1802. 

Rev. Joseph Hutchinson, son of Joseph, bought of Mr. 
Whitney, June 16, 1804, lot 4, in the 7th range, of the first 
division ; the consideration being, $95. and one yoke of ox- 



210 Annals of Oxford. 

en. He m. Jul}'' 9, 1801, Deborah, dau. of Jesse Fuller of 
Hebron, and died Jan. 21, 1840. 

Children : 
Joseph, b. April 19, 1807 : wife Lucy, d. July 2, 1836. 

wife Celia, d. May 26, 1845. 
Ruth, b. June 13, 1809, Wealthy, b. Aug. 2, 1811. 
Nancy, b. Dec. 5, 1813. Lydia, b. May 7, 1816. 

BuzzELL Hutchinson, b. 1810, and Harriet, his wife' 
b. 1817, came to Oxford before 1840. 

Children : 
Harriet E. b. 1837 ; George W. b. 1839; Eben F. b. 1840; 
Sopnronia S, b. 1844, and Franklin M., b. 1847. 

William Hutchins and wife Hannah, dau. of Francis 
Lane of North Yarmouth, are credited in Hebron with : 
William, b. Dec. 18, 1820. John, b. Nov. 30, 1823. 

Mary Lane, b. Oct. 21, 1824. 

Samuel Ingalls, m. Nov. 20, 1823, Anna, daughter of 
Samuel Crafts of Hebron; he d. June 15, 1846. 

Children : 
Patience, b. Mar. 30, 1825. 
Samuel W., m. Harriet A. Allen ; lives in Auburn. 

Elkanah Irish, of Buckfield, and Poll}^ dau. of Jacob 
Decoster of Hebron, were m. April 4, 1819. They had b. in 
Hebron, Henry, b. Oct. i, 1820; Mai-y Ann, b. Sept. 11 
1823, and Thomas A., b. Nov. i, 1828. 

Joseph Irish, of Paris, and Miriam, dau. of David Mar- 
shall of Hebron, were m. May 4, 1820. They had, born in 
Hebron, Aaron Marehall, b. Feb. 29, 182 1 ; Freeman, b. 
June 12, 1822; Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1824; Eliza Morse, b. 
Mar. 2, 1827, and David Marshall, b. July 20, 1828, died 
Mar. 19, 1832. 

Simeon Irish and Abigail Ricker, both of Hebron, were 
m. Mar. 3, 1816, and had, Jennett, born October i, 1817. 
Charles, b. July i, 1819. 



Thomas and Dorcas J. Ingham, came to Oxford with 
John Hall; they had Thomas Hall, b. May 2, 1858. 



Annals of Oxford, 211 

JosiAH Jackson, b. 1788, and wife Deborah, b. 1786, 
Hived in that part of Hebron that became Oxford, and had : 

Han-iet, b. May 17, 1815. 
Hannah D., b. Nov. 7, 1816, m. Mar. 4, 1844, Ebenezer 

P. Fitz of Oxford. 
Clarissa, b. Feb. 22, 1818. Joshua, b. Aug. 22, 1820. 

George, b. April 19, 1822. Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1825. 

In 1850, Charles was living at home, and in the family, 
were Caroline, aged 8, Mary, aged 6, and Rosetta, aged i. 

Lyman Jackson, a mechanic, age, 35 ; wife Alvira, age 
35, and children, Albion, age, 5> and Mary, age, 3, were 
living in Oxford, in 1850. 

Samuel, Jr. and Rebecca Jenkins are credited in He- 
bron, with Almira, b. Aug. 9, 1815 ; William, b. Feb. 8, 
1817; Jennett, b. Dec. 6, 1819, and Cordelia, b. Jan. i, 
1823. 

Abiel M. Jones, son of Orrin and Thirsa (Adams), was 
born in Newport, Vt. in 1822. He joined his brother Orrin 
in the Wooling Manufacturing Company, at Oxford, where 
his wife Hanuah E. died Aug. 31, 1848, leaving one child, 
Lizzie H. b. 1847. He m. 2d, June 2, 1849, Ellen Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Ambrose Allen, and soon after removed to 
Lewiston, where they now live. 

Children, born in Lewiston : 
John A., b. 1851; Nellie H., b. 1859; Fred A., b. 1861 ; 
Emma C., b, 1864, and Lucy W., b. 1866. 

Emery and Hannah Jones are credited on Hebron re- 
cords, with Benjamin F., b. Mar. 19, 1823 ; Harriet, and 
Eliza, twins, b. Nov. 15. 1825 ; Charlotte, b. Oct. 18, 1827, 
and Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1829. 

Orriu Jones, brother of Abiel, a machinist, assisted in 
setting up the woolen machinery in the first mill at Lewis- 
ton. He started a woolen mill at South Paris and later came 
to Oxford to run the factory here. He remodeled and mov- 
ed into the Capt. Carman house, where he usually had 
some of the mill hands as boarders. After Col. King's re- 
moval to Portland, Mr. Jones bought the portion of his farm 



212 Annals of Oxford. 

Ia5^iig between Mr. Cbaffin's lot and Mr. Cleaveland's 
fann, which by constructing convenient streets, he was en- 
abled to divide into desirable house-lots, for which there 
was a call, at good prices. He was twice married, ist with 
Phoebe Garcelon, of Lewiston, by whom he had six child- 
ren ; he m. 2d, Claramond, dau. of David Clifford of Paris, 
by whom he had Mary C, now living with her mother at 
Mechanic Falls. He d. Mar. 14, 1895, aged 84 years. 

Children of Orrin and Phoebe : 
Thirza, b. 1839, m. Martin Van Buren Rawson i she m. 

2d, Mr. -"—Otis, s. Somerville, Mass. 
James, b. 1841, m. Lucinda H. Hanscome. He m. a 2d 

wife and died at Harrison, Dec. 13, 1901. 
Alice, b. 1844, m. Charles Tewksbury, of Falmouth ; she 

m. 2d, Mr. Schofield, lives in Lewiston. 

Eliza T., b. June 25, 1846, m. George C. Houghton, s. 

Oxford. 
George Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1849, m. Charlotte Augusta 

Chadbourne ; apothecary at Oxford. 
Lorenzo Bennett, b. Oct. 4, 1857, m. Mrs. Emma (Roberts) 

Haskell, living in Lewiston. 

William Jordan, son of Joseph, b. 1776, m. 1809, Eunice, 
dau. of Ezekiel Rich of Otisfieid. They s. near the Otis- 
field line, in Hebron. In 1830, the family consisted of 7 
males and 6 females, names not reported ; he died Decem- 
ber 15, 1856. 

Timothy Jordan, Jr. a cousin of William, was b. Aug. 
18, 1799, m. Meicy, dau. of Dudley Pike of Norway, s. 
on farm (i) on Otisfieid line, where he lived 35 years; he 
died in Norway, Mar. 23, 1881. When over sixty years of 
age he enlisted in the 14th Maine Reg. and served until 
discharged for disability, caused by a sunstroke. His second 
wife was Abby E. Starbird of Freeport, and third, Nancy, 
dau. of John Brown of Boston. 

Children : 
Caroline Belinda, b. Dec. 25, 1820, m. Mar. 22, 1848, 

Thomas J. Whitehead of Paris. 
William Henry, b. May 7, 1823, m. June 5, 1851, Mercy 

Caroline, dau. of Andrew Keen of Sumner. The}' are 

credited in Oxford, with, Anna E., b. Aug. 4, 1852. 

Harriet E., b. June 16, 1855. William H., b. Apr. 30, *57. 



Armais of Oxford. 218 

Sarah Jane, b. May 21, 1823, d. July 19, 1833. 
Lafayette, b. Sept. 23, 1825, d. Dec. 19, following, 
Granville P., b. Dec' 30, 1826, d. Aug. 19, 1862. 
Anna E., b. June 12, 1829, d. Mar. 7, 1851. 
Aurilla F. A., b. July 12, 1831, d. July 17, 1833. 
Dudley Pike, b. April 25, 1833, m. Rachel A. Campbell, 

s. Chicago. 
Cephas A., b. June 11, 1835, d. Feb. 20, following. 
Celia A., b. twin with C. A., m. Joseph H. Morse of Paris. 
Merritt Marion, b. Aug. 11, 1837, d. April 15, following. 
Elmer E. (by 2d wife), b. Nov. 26, 1861. 

Bartlett Kavanough, a son of a British soldier, was 
born in Liverpool, Eng. Nov. 12, 1830. He came to Maine 
when a lad and assisted in the construction of the Atlantic 
and St. Lawrence railroad. While at work upon the Oxford 
section, he was disabled for a time, but with returning 
health, he was employed by Mr. Jones in the factory and 
boarded in his family. He continued a mill operative until 
a few years ago, when he removed to Portland, where he 
died in 1902. Nov, 4, 1852, he m. Emily Jane, dau. of 
Stephen Cobb of Poland; she d. Sept. 30, 1859. He m. 2d 
Dec. 31, 1861, Emily A., dau. of Wm. W. Bumpus. 

Children : 
James Alplieus, b. Feb. 13, 1854, lives in Oxford. 
Frank H., b. May 18, 1856, d. Oct. 27, 1857. 
George Franklin, b. Oct. 30, 1865, lives in Portland. 
Clarence William, b. July 18, 1872, ,, ,, 

2ti1£1£N. 

Joshua Kekn deposed in 1815, that he was 84 years of 
age, that in June, 1780, he was in Shepardsfield, for the 
purpose of taking land, and was informed by John Green- 
wood, the agent of Mr. Shepard, who accompanied him, 
that a lot he wanted, had already been taken by Asa Bearce 
and further, he was knowing to the said Bearce's falling 
trees on the lot in 1782. Mr. Keen came from Pembroke, 
Mass. and this deposition proves him to have been one of 
the first settlers of Hebron. He was a Lieutenant in Capt. 
Ford's, Pembroke co. in ijy6, and Sprague Keen, whose 
name appears in the army rolls of I779-' ^g^ 20, light com- 
plexion, 5ft 7in, stature, was most likely, his son. In 1801 , 
he sold to his son Nathaniel one undivided half, in common, 



2P14 Annals of Oxford. 

of th€ south west ends of lots i and 2 of the 8th range, 
probably his homestead, although he appears to have had 
other holdings in Hebron. He m. Dec. 14, 1756, Abigail 
Earns, who was b. Mar. 29, 1736, and d. Oct. 25, 1823. 
He was b. Dec. 14, i730» ^^^ d. Feb. 10, 1823. 

A family record has not been found, but sons Joshua and 
Nathaniel lived in Hebron, and the following, with same 
surname, resident of Hebron at the date of marriage, wer 
n.obably his children. 

Abigail, m. April i, 1784, Asa Thurlow. 

Thankful, m. 1785, Jeremiah Hodgdon of Two Rivers. 

Mary, m. July 4, 1798, Daniel Hutchinson. 

Hannah, m. Dec. i, 1801, John Cox. 

Snow Keen, Jr. son of Snow and Rebecca (Burbank) 
Keen of Pembroke, is credited with service in the Revolu- 
tion ; he evidently came to Shepardsfield with Joshua, and 
had the other ends of lots i and 2 of the 8th range, and 
''bounded southeasterly on Sylvester line". 

By wife Sarah, he had, as per Hebron records; Debo- 
rah Bradford, b. Sept. 18, 1795 ; Betty, b. Sept. 29, 1798, 
m. 1819, Adnah Gilmore of Turner; Snow, b. Feb. 28, 
1801, d. young ; Moses, b. Sept. 6, 1805 ; Snow, b. Dec. 
13, 1808, and Asa, b. July 7, 1812. 

He m. 2d, 1822, Sophronia Norris Maxim of Turner. 

James Keen of Shepardsfield and Sarah Newman of 
New Gloucester, pub. their int. of marriage, 1782. A pen- 
sion was granted to him in 18 18, for service in Mass. line, 
he then being 70 years of age. 

Joshua Keen, Jr. son of Joshua, had lot 2 iu the 3d 
range, a part of which he sold to Charles Bearce, in 1795 ; 
wife Lydia joined in the conveyance. On the Mass. rolls of 
the soldiers of the Relvolution, and is described as 5ft. 6in. 
in stature, light complexion, and 19 years of age in 1779. 

Children ; 
Priscilla, b. Aug. 9, 1781, m. Seth Crooker. 
Lydia, b. July 25, 1783. Joshua, b. July 3, 1785. 
Seth, b. July 3, 1787. Bethia, b. July 24, 1789, m. Oct. 
30, 1808, Robert Snell Jr. of Poland. Abigail, b. Oct. 
II, 1791. Dolly, b. Feb. 15, 1794. Sprague, b. Nov. 
27, 1796. Charlotte, b. Aug. 22, 1799, d. Nov. 9, 1800. 
Ozin, b. Oct. 22, 1801. Chariotte, b. Aug. 8, 1806. 



Annals of Oxford. 215 

Nathantet. Keen, son of Joshua, was b. Mar. 27, 
1777, m. May 12, 1802, Lydia, dau. of Joseph Hutchin- 
son; settled in Hebron, having children as follows: 
x\bigail, b. Aug. 8, 1803, m. 1825, Benjamin Jenkins of 

Buckfield. 
Stephen, b. July 22, 1805, d. Sept. 15, following. 
A daughter, b. Aug. 18, 1806, d. the same day. 
Rebecca, b. Sept. 18, 1807, m. James Fogg. 
Sarah, b. April 16, 1810, m. John Brown. 
Nancy M,, b. April 12, 181 2, d. Sept. 20, 1813. 
Nathaniel, b. Aug. 19, 1814, m. Adeline Keen of Poland. 
Daniel H., b. Sept. 3, 1816, m. Charlotte Hutchinson. 
Joseph H., b. Oct, 27, 1818, m. Adeline Leighton. 
Isaac Hildamus, b. Aug. 21, 1821, d. July 4, 1842. 
Samuel, b. Mar. 6, 1824, m. Olive Russell of Poland. _ 
Lydia Hutchinson, b. Jan. 22, 1827, m. Isaac Whitte- 

more Marshall of Hebron. 
Christopher Columbus Tobie, (Rev.) m. Martha Boody ; 

he d. at Otisfield in 1901. 

Peter and Clarissa Keen are credited in Hebron with 
Rufus D., b. April 2, 1821 ; Levi D., b. Jan. 7, 1823, 

and Lewis D., b. Feb. 6, 1824, 

Joshua Keen, 3d., son of Joshua, jr. lived (95) in Ox- 
ford ; m. Dec. 30, 1807, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer Drake. 

Children : 
Diana, b. May 26, 1809, m. Oct. 29, 1826, Geo. Tarbox. 
Patty, b. Feb. 6, 181 1. 
Simon S., b. April 17, 1813, m. July 13, 1836, Emily D. 

Elwell : they had bom in Oxford, Sarah R., b. 1837 ; 

Diantha E., b. 1839, and Edwin, b. 1844. 
Joshua, b. Sept. 19, 1815, lived five days. 
Joshua Newell, b. Feb. 25, 1817, d. April 8, 1819. 
Ozin G., b. Jan. 22, 1820, m. June 13, 1843, Philena K. 

Suell of Poland; they had b. in Oxford, James F., b. 

Mar. 8, 1847, and George A., b. Dec. i, 1848. 
Joshua N., b. Feb. 5, 1824. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 18, 1828. 
Alpheus Drake, b. 1830, m. May 11, 1853, Mrs. Chloe R. 

Elliot of Oxford; they had Chloe Emogene, b. Apr. 11, 

1854; Ruth Ella, b. Aug. 6, 1857, "^- Jedediah Keen 

of Mechanic Falls, and Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1859. 
Mot!ier died Nov. 25, 1860. 
Lawson M., b. 1833. 

Seth Keen, son otf Joshua, Jr. lived (99) in Oxford ; m. 



216 Annals of Oxford. 

Dec. 29, rSio, Sally, dau. of Zacheus Rowe | he d. Feb. 
16, 1841. Children: 

Nathaniel, b. Jan. 23, 1812, d. Feb. 8, 1813. 

Lydia, b. Dec. 23, 1813, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Albion K. P. 
El well of Oxford. 

Seth, b. Aug. 17, 1815, m. Nov. 7, 1837, Susan F. Em- 
ery of Oxford. 

Sprague, b. April 22, 1817, m. Nov. 28, 1838, Delphina 
Steadman; s. Harrison. 

Hannah M., b. Jan. 24, 1819, m. Dec. 31, 1843, Charles 
F. White of Oxford 

Harriet Rowena, b. July 13, 1820, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Jere- 
miah A. Rich. 

Reuben Loring, b. June 27, 1821, m. Oct. 29, 1844, Jane 
W. Cobb of Otisfield. 

Lemuel C, b. Mar. 25, 1823. 

Samuel M., b. — — 29, 1824, m. Nov. 30, 1849, Su&an 
Clarijida Archibald of Poland. 

Martha M., m. William Henry Steadman, 

George, b. 1832. 



QuiNCY and Lovisa Kbith are credited in Hebron, 

with children as follows : 

Bethiah Otis, died May 8, 1822 : Pannelo Bray, died 
May 16, 1822; Mary Ann Hudson, born Mar. 30, 1825, 
and Achsah B., born Sept. 18, 1827. 

Hon. Jairus Shaw Keith, son of Edward-*, Samuel^, 
SamueP, Rev. James', w^as born in Bridgewater Mass. 
See sketch page iio. He m. Nov. 20, 1826, Mary Chad- 
bourne, dau. of Maj. Winthrop B. Norton of Portland. She 
was b. in South Berwick, Jan. 16, 1807, and d. at Oxford, 
Mar. 27, 1890. 

Children: 
Heloisa Helena, b. Jan. 12, 1828, m. Jan. 26, 1854, ^*" 

Artemas L. Hersey, lives in Oxford. 
Herman Norton, b. Aug. 23, 1830, m. Annie Small of 

Yarmouth; he d. in California, Oct. 13, 1890. 
Eugenia Beauhacnois, b, Dec. 12, 1833, "^- ^^^^- i» 1866, 

Charles A. Spring, Jr., lives in Chicago. 

Rev. James Keith, son of Robert, was born in Scotland 
in 1643. He was graduated at the Marshal College, Aber- 
deen, came to New England in 1661, and was soon after 
ordained, the first pastor of the church in Bridgewater. 



Annate of Oxford. 217 

Col. Samuel Hall King was born in Paris, Me. Feb. 
4, 1799. '^^^ SKBTCH PAGE iio. He was the eldest child 
of SamueP and Sally (Hall) ; George' and Betty (Shaw), 
Benjamin* and Abiah (Leonard), John^ and Alice (Dean), 
Philip^ and Judith (Whitman), John' and Mary Kii g, who 
came to New England with John Humfrey, Deputy-Gov- 
ernor of the Massachusetts Colony. John King' was, prob- 
ably, of the Dorsett family, as both himself and wife were 
in Mr. Humfrey's service in England, and his home was 
in Dorchester, before coming to Swampscott. Mr. King- 
was born in 1600, and permanently settled in Weymouth, 
Mass. before 1640, at a place yet known as King's Cove. 
He is upon record as ''seaman", "planter", "goodman", 
and in 1663, his name is on the list of the proprietors of the 
town of Mendon. His son Philip was taxed in Mendon, but 
he was at the time living in Taunton. 

Col. King m. Oct. 31, 1824, Eliza, dau. of Gilbert and 
Silence (Cole^ Shaw of Paris, Me. She was bom Sept. 2, 
1801, eighth in lineal descent from Abraham Shaw, of Hal- 
ifax, Eng., who died at Dedham, Mass. in 1638; she was 
was also eighth in descent from John Shaw of Plymouth. 
Family moved to Portland Feb. 10, 1845. 
Children, born at Craigie's Mills : 
Samuel Columbus, b. July 13, 1825, d. Aug. 17, 1826. 
Alonzo, b. Aug. 17, 1827, d. the same day. 
Charles Carroll, b. Oct. 14, 1828, d. Feb. 20, 1829. 
Polly, b. Dec. 31, 1829, d. the same day. 
Sarah Jane, b. May 6, 1831, d. April 23, 1832. 
Samuel Newton, b. Aug. 27, 1833, ^- Mar. 29, 1834. 
Marquis Fayette, b. Feb. 18, 1835, m. Mar. 8, 1856, Fran- 
ces Olivia, b. Sept. i, 1835, ^^^^- o^ Samiiel P. and Sa- 
brina [Perkins] Plaisted of Portland ; she is eighth in 
descent from Lieut. Roger Plaisted, killed by the Indians 
in the attack on Berwick. Their children are Walter Mel- 
ville, d, young; Luetta ; Alfred; Warren Cloudman, and 
Francis Plaisted. Mr. King is a photographist, lives in 
Portland, has served in the City Council and as Mayor. 
He was four years Executive Councilor, in the adminis- 
trations of Gov's Burleigh and Cleaves, a Director in the 
Union Mutual Life Ins. Co., Pres. Maine Genealogical 
Soc'y. ; a Freemason since 1859, S.*.G.-.I.-.G.'.33°, P* 
G. M. and present Treas. of the Gr. Lodge of Maine. 
Martha, b. Mar. 26, 1837, d. April lo, 1837. 



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Henry Melville, (D. D.) b. Sept. 3, 1838, in. Sept. 2, 
i86'2, Susan Ellen, b. June 14, 1838, dau. of Sumner aad 
Caroline (Goding) Fogg of Portland. Their children 
are Susan Hall, d. in her twenty-sixth year ; Eliza Shaw, 
and Grace Howard. Dr. King was graduated at Bowdoin 
College in 1859, Newton Theo, Sem'y. in 1862 and im- 
mediately ordained at the Free Street Church, in Port- 
land. He assisted Prof. Hackett at the Semiiiary one year 
and then accepted the call of the Dudley Street Church, 
in Roxbui-y, where he had an agreeable ministration for 
19 years. In 1877 ^^ received his honorary degree at Col- 
by College. After nine years pastorate of the Emmanuel 
Church , Albany, N. Y. he, in 1891, became the pastor 
of the First Church, Providence. R. L, in which service 
he is now engaged. Hymns from his pen have found a 
place in the hymnals, and his publications are accepted 
as valuable contributions to literature. 

William Appleton, b. Dec. 14, 1840, d. Sept. 15, 1844. 

Alonzo King, brother of Samuel Hall, was b. in Paris 
Feb. 3, 1801, came to Craige's Mills to teach the school and 
to join with his brother in business. He had excellent fac- 
ulty, was well liked, and was much employed in the public 
service. He m. Sept. i, 1825, Miranda, b. Oct. 8, 1802, 
dau. of Dea. Caleb and Maiy Webber (Morgan) Prentiss 
of Paris ; moved into the house subsequently occupied by 
Chas. Durell, where the}'^ resided until 1835, when they re- 
moved to Paris and settled upon the Prentiss homestead, at 
the foot of Streaked Mountain. Mrs. King died Sept. 2, 
1881 ; he d. Nov. 26, 1886. 

Children : 
Isabella, b. 1827, d. in infancy. 
Julius Alonzo, b. Jul}^ 20, 1829, m, Feb. 3, 1850, Clara H. 

dau. of James Ricker of Hartford; had the homestead. 
Sarah Hall, b. Fed. 7, 1831, m. April 18, 1850, Mark 

Judson Batchelor of Westboro. Mass. she d. Feb. 28, '51. 
George Mcllen Prentiss, (D. D.) b. Dec. 12, 1833, m. Dec. 

21, 1857, Mary, dau. of Timothy Smith of Turner. He 

was, 30 years, Pres. of Wayland Sem'y. Wavshington, D. 

C, now lives in Richmond, Va. He m. 2d, Sep. 11, 1901, 

Mrs. Cornelia Corvvin Ward of Rochester, N. Y. 
Samuel Mellen, b. July 6, 1837, m. Oct. 30, 1862, Emily 

Augusta, dau. of Philip Barrows; lives in Paris. 
Joseph Addison, b. Sep. 14, 1840, m. July 15, 1866, Irene 

Whipple, dau. of Gill)ert RiclMuond Gladding af Provi- 



Annals of Oxibrd- 219 

(fence, R. T. He was the fcmi>der of the Kki^ ft Dexter 

Co., hardware, Portland, Me. 
Arthur Caleb, b. Mar. 25, 1845, m. July 15, 1874, Alice, 
dau. of Charles Pierson Woodi-uff of Detroit. He is a 
tea merchaHt in Chicago, 111. 

AzKL KiNGSLEY Came to Oxford to keep the Haysville 
Manfg. Co's. boarding house. He is credited^ in the Histo- 
ry of Paris, with ten children, four were with him at Ox- 
ford, in 1850; viz. Sally, ae. 35, Julia, ae. 32, Laura, ae. 
17, Maria, ae. 14, and boarders, as foUows : 

Henry Archibald, ae. 19, Emeline Bailey, a€. 21, Am- 
anda Bennett, ae. 16, Anna Bennett, ae. 14, Florinda Bes- 
sey, ae. 19, Lydia Bessey, ae. 16, Charles Bonney, spin- 
ner, ae. 16, OiTilla Brock, ae. 16, Isaac Carman, joiner, 
ae. 40, Augustus Cushman, 2d hand, a€. 19, Polly Dean, 
ae. 28, Lucinda Ellis, ae. 22, Betsey Faunce, ae. 20, 
Nancy Faunce, ae. 17, Jerusha Fuller, ae. 15, Sarah Ful- 
ler, ae. 15, Mary Hawke, ae. 23, Laura Herrick ae. 20, 
Ruth Herrick, ae. 19, Mary Huntiess, ae. 19, Ruth 
Knight, ae. 32, Elizabeth Lane, ae. 15, Sarah Lane, ae. 
13, Sylvester Lee, overseer, ae. 28, James Lord^ carder, 
ae. 16, Rosilla Paine, ae. 23, Geneva Peterson, ae. 15, 
Chlorinda Royal, ae. 17, Octavia Sampson, ae. 20, Re- 
becca Soule, ae. 18, Abby Thayer, ae. 23, Elsey Thom- 
as, ae. 19, Simeon Thomas, carder, ae. 17, Borredel Tur- 
ner, ae. 25, Charles Turner, wheelwright, ae. 21, Lucy 
Turner, ae. 19, Roxanna Washburn, ae. 16, Betsey White 
ae. 19, Josephine Whittemore, ae. 17, Emeline Winship , 
ae. 16, Margaret Wright, ae. 17, and Mar}' Stevens, ae. 17. 

The above list is copied to show the class o£ mill opera- 
tives, at this time, almost all were town horn, labor was 
cheap enough, to cheapen it, by the introduction of aliens, 
was not then contemplated. 

Enoch Knight, b. 1785, sou of Daniel of Falmouth, 
came to Oxford (185) befx^re 1840. His wife, L3'dia (Rip- 
ley) d. Jan. 2, 1852, aged 68 years. The following, from 
marriage records, were probably their children. 

Abigail, m. Aug. 13^ 1843, Ebanezer Thayer. 

Druscilla, m. Aug. 26, 1845, Silas Downing. 

Thaddeus R., m- Not. 20, 1850, Sarah Jane Chesiey. 



220 Annals of Oxford. 



Richard and Hannah Lamb are credited on Hebron rec- 
ords, with children, as foilaws : 

Stephen, b. Jan. 14, 1806. Samuel B., b. Jan. 8, 1808. 
Hannah, b. April 30, 1810. Lydia, b. July 28, 181 2. 
Sarah, b. June 9, 1815. Richard, b. Jan. 16, 1817. 

William, b. July 22, 1819. Eliza, b. Sept. 17, 1823. 

Stephen and Mary Lander are credited on Hebron re- 
cords, witli children, as follows: 

Joanna, b. Aug. 19, 1779. Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1784. 

It is Ikiely that Mercy Lander, who m. Peleg Wash- 
bum, and Caroline Lander, who m. Henry Hutchinson, 
were his daughters. Wife Mary, d. June 2, 1789, and he 
m. 2d, Nov. 10, 1793, Huldah . He d. Dec. 25, 1824. 

Ammi Ruhamah Lane, son of Francis, a revolutioaar}^ 
pensioner, was b. in North Yai'mouth Mar. 7, 1794; he 
served in the war of 1812, also in the Madawaska war; his 
widow received a pension. He m. Dec. 2, 1824, Eliza, dau. 
of Benjamin Whitehouse, had res. in Oxford (118). He d. 
June 16, 1863 ; widow d. in Taunton, Mass. Jan. 18, 1884. 

Children : 
Zenas, b. Nov. 10, 1825, m. Judith Sa:fford ; s. Dixfield. 
Betsey, b. July 4 1827, m. Samuel Rogers ; s. Taunton. 
Oilman G., b. Dec. 26, 1829, m. Maiy Guptill ; s. Portland. 
America, b. Nov. 22, 1831, m. Eliza A. Furber; s. N. H. 
Philena G., b. Dec. 26, 1836, m. Alonzo Palmer; s. Mass. 
Ammi F., b. April 2, 1843, m. Mary Knight; went west. 
Frances A., b. July i, 1845, m. Enoch E. Hall ; s. Mass. 
Oscar G., b. Oct. 11, 1855, m. MeUy Talbot; s. Mass. 

Simeon Lane, innkeeper at Welchville, ae. 54, d. June 8, 
1849. T^^ following year, the family consisted of Charlot- 
te, ae. 48, Seth C. ae. 21, George E. ae. 18, Elizabeth 
E. ae. 15, Sarah W. ae. 13, Melinda, ae. 10, Abby A. 
ae. 7, and farmers, George W. Welch, ae. 25, and Nelson 
Dennin, ae. 22. Mrs. Charlotte Lane and Thomas A. 
Briggs of Otisfield, were m. Dec. 16, 1855. 

Seth C. Lane, brother of Simeon, by wife Mary, is 
credited in Oxford, with Leander, born December 2, 1825. 



Annals of Oxford. 221 

James Elliott, b. Aug. 7, 1838. Roxanna, b. June 19, 1840. 

Others bearing the name of Lane, have lived in Oxford, 
Jonathan, wife and two children, in 1840. 
Nehemiah, wife and four children, in 1830. 

%^^€^. 
Jacob Leach is credited in Hebron with children, as 
follows: — Sally Phipps, b. Apr. 19, 1806; Jacob Barton, 
b. Jan. 4, 1809, and Mary Fenno, b. Aug. 22, 1812, 

John and Abigail Lkavitt, alias Lovitt, are credited in 
Hebron with, James, b. Oct. 16, 1813 ; Mary, b. July , 
30, 1819; Freeman, b. Aug. 4, 1823, and John, b. Sept. 
4, 1826, m. in Oxford, April 17, 1854, Angeline M. Hans- 
come. The family were living in Oxford in 1830, consist- 
ing of himself and wife, both under fifty, three girls and 
six boys. 

James Le Baron, grandson of Dr. Francis, was born in 
Middleboro. Mass. Dec. 16, 1759. He m. Elizabeth Wash- 
burn and came to Hebron where his wife died ; he m. 2d, 
in 1791J Jane Russell of Gray and later removed to Paris, 
where he died June 9, 1836. See History of Paris. 

John Lee, b. Jan. 18, 1794, son of Tristram and Abi- 
gail (York) Richards, was settled in Oxford (105) before 
its incorporation. The Legislature changed his residential 
and surnames at the same session, but by an oversight, did 
not change the names of his wife and children until the 
next session. He served in several town ofBcies and in 
1836 was a member of the Legislature. His wife, Abigail 
(Bickford), died Feb. 5, 1850, aged 51 years, and April 
26, 185 I, he m. 2d, Harriet, dau. of John Daniels of Paris. 

Children : 
Louisa. N. Charles Francis, b. 1823. Maria L., m. Mar. 

3, 1843, Thomas C. Deering of Bartlett, N. H. 
Sarah Ann, m. Dec. 4, 1845, Samuel A. Webber, 
Abigail C, b. Dec. 24, 1826. 
Percis Delphina, b. Oct. 27, 1829, m. Oct. 6, 1849, Nathan 

Walker of Paris. 



222 Annals of Oxford. 

Rhoda Jane, h' Oct. 20, 1831, m. Oct. 6, 1849, William E. 

Cushman of Oxford. 
Fanny Annette, b. Mar. 20, 1834. Joanna E., b. April 

22, 1835. John F., b. 1840. Eugene, b. Feb. 5, 1845. 



Thomas and Nancy Libby, had settled in Oxford (145): 

before 1830. He d. Jan. 15, 1852, -^51. 
Children : 

Andrew Jackson, b. Nov. i, 1828, m. Dec. 26, 1852, Car- 
oline E. Blake of Oxford. 

Mary Louisa, b. 1832; William S., b. 1835 ; Esther A. , 

b. 1841 ; Harriet E., b. 1843 ; Francis Augustus, b. Dec. 

27, 1844, and Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 7, 1848. 

Luther Linnell, son of Samuel, was b. in Standish in 
1803 ; a cooper, lived near the moeting-house, on King st. 
His wife. Desire, dau. of Thomas and Hannah Lonil;)ard, 
died in 1871, ^ 70, and he d. in 1875, vE 72. 

Children : 
Emily Jane, b. July 24, 1824, m. Nov. 28, 1841, Aaron D. 

Faunce of Oxford. 
Frances, b. Nov. 24, 1825, d. Sept. 22, 1826. 
Alpheus Leister, b. Aug. i, 1827, d. Sept. i, 1828. 
Eveline, b. June 30, 1828, d. April 16, 1832. 

Mr. Linnell had a brother John who occupied a farm 
(54) in Oxford, who had sons Jacob D., and Newell. 

Samuel Littlefield had farm (87) in Oxford. He 
succeeded Cyrus Shaw in the office of deacon in the Bap- 
tist church ; he gave his age as 59, and that of his wife, 
Nancy, as 58, in 1850. Children: 

Richard, b. May 6, 1812. 

Rhoda, b. Aug. 12, 1814. 

William, b. Nov. 2, 1816, d. Feb. 9, 1817. 

John W., b. Jan. 27, 1818. 

Joshua, b. Mar. 17, 1820. 

Emily, b. Sept. 6, 1823, d. July 26, 1826. 

Harriet N,, b. June 19, 1825. 

Emily, b. Aug. 21, 1828. 

Eliza S., b. April 4, 1833. 



Annals of Oxtord» 223 

Thomas Lombard of Gorham and Hannah Linwell of 
Standish, who were m. in i*j8$, appear to have settled in 
Otisfield, and to have had a large family. He and sons 
Joshua and Enoch had lots in Hebron, on the line of Otis- 
field, in 1811. and town records credit Joshtui, with a son 
Jacob Tewksbury, b. May 10, 1828, and he appears to have 
had at the time four boys and two girls whose names are 
not given. Enoch, with wife, two sons and three daughters 
were in Oxford in 1830 , and so were Daniel and Henry, 
botJi married. John Lombard, cooper, wife Polly (Rob- 
bins), widow of Zebedee Cushman, and son John C., je 16 
and dau. Rebecca M., je 9, were in Oxford in 1850; wife 
Polly died in Paris, June 19, 1874, ^ ^^' 

Richard and Eunice Lombard are credited on Hebron 
1 ecords with children, as follows :~ 

Lorenzo D., b. Mar. 16, 1808, m. Jan. 12, 1831, Jane 
Doughty, dau. of Abner Shaw of Oxford. They settled at 
Wilsons Mills, where he d. Apr. 9, 1853. Samuel, b. Dec. 
I, 1810 ; David, b. Feb. 11, 1812; Cathenne, b. May 
28, 1814; Nancy, b. July 5, 1816, and Eliza, b. Oct. 9, *i8. 

Sewell L. Lombard and Theodotia Loring, both of 
Hebron, were m. Aug. 26, 1821, and had Sewell B., b. 
May 29, 1822, and Betsey Sewell, b. July 4, 1825. He d. 
Sept. 5, 1825. 

Nathan Lombard, housewright, a very large strong 
man, m. Sept. 14, 1829, Henrietta Maria, dau. of Adin 
Cleaveland, lived at (83^ Oxfoid until 1850, when he re- 
moved to Portland. 

Children : 
Lothario Danielson, b. Dec. 2, 1830. He was a mute, at- 
tended the Hartford school, m. Martha Pond of Dorches- 
ter, Mass., s. at Cape Elizabeth, housewright. 
LydiaJane, b.Sept. 30, 1832, m. Edwin Whitchurch, s. 

in Maiden, Mass, 
Henrietta Angelia, b. July 30, 1834, ^- Lemuel Dyer of 

Cape Elizabeth; m. 2d, Joseph Harris of Noi-way. 
George Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1836, lives at So. Portland. 
Eleanora Luena, b. Nov. 27, 1838, ra. Alfred E. Haskell 

of Portland. Diana S., b. 1841, unmarried. 

Tvewis Weld, b. Jan. 25, 1843, m. Clara Scribner Miller, 
lives in Portland. 



224 Annals of Oxford. 

Mary Louisa, b. April 12, 1847, m. Robert H. Miller of 

Cape Elizabeth. 
Ida Estella, b. in Portland, October 10, 1850 j m. William 

Hobbs of Cape Elizabeth. 

Nathaniel Lord, son of Nathaniel, was b. Nov. 3, 
1800, and d. Mar. 7, 1884. He was a blacksmith, came to 
Craigies Mills about 1826 ; had shop next south of the fac- 
tory and house 1 78). A quiet industrious man, devoted to 
the church in which he and his wife were admitted in i 840 
and for ten years served in the office of deacon, succeeding 
Esquire Keith. His wife, joined with him in marriage, Feb. 
12, 1828, was Joanna, b. Aug. 4, 1804, dau. of Enoch 
Staples; she died Sept. 11, 1863. 

Children : 
Emma Staples, b. Aug. 12, 1830, m. Francisco Hecha- 

barria, b. in Cuba; she d. Aug. 15, 1890. 
Mai-y Helena, b. Dec. 21, 1833, m. Dec. 31, 1855, Thom- 
as J. Dawes of New Gloucester ; lives in Oxford. 
James Wentworth, b. Feb. 5, 1835, d. Feb. 22, 1858- 
Joanna (Anna), b. Aug. 5, 1838, d. Oct. 29, 1869. 
John, b. March 5, 1841, m. Nellie Huff of Braintree, Ms. 
he died Nov. 29, 1883. 

Asa Loring, son of Bezaleel, was b. Mar. 3, 1765 ; m. 
Hannah Haskell of New Gloucester, and s. in Hebron. 

He d. Dec. 1834; ^^^ ^* ^P'^' 9' ^^57- 
Children : 
Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1790, d. unm. Sept. 13. 1822. 
Hannah, b. 1792, d. 1796. Mary Richmond, pub. Feb. 

16, 1819, with Samuel Bradford of Minot. 

Lydia, m. Nelson. Hannah. 

Tbeodotia. b. Mar. 27, 1801, m. Sewell L. Lombard. 
Ammi M., b. Sept. 1803, m. May, 1827. Abigail Teague. 
Judith H., b. May 15 1805, m. May 20, 1825, Increase 

S. Sargent of Buckfield. 
Richmond, b. Feb. 14, 1807, m. Mary Smith. 
Julianna, b. Aug. 23, 1809, m. Isaac Phillips of Turner. 
Dorothy, b. Aug. 12, 181 2, d. in infancy. 
Asa Tewksbury, (Rev.), b. May 13, 1813, m. Lovinia 

Webster of Orooo, Me. 



Annals of Oxford. 225 

Peres Lortng, brother of Asa, lived in Hebron, and la- 
ter in Leeds. His first wife was Celia Cobb, slie liad dau. 
Alice, both mother and child died. He m. 2d, Hannah 
Stinchfield of New Gloucester, who had as per town records, 

Samuel Tarbox, b. Apr. 3, i8o8, 

Celia Cobb, b. June 17, 1810. 

Sally Chase, b. Aug. 11, 1812. 

Mary Sewell, b. Aug. 21, 1814. 

John, b. July 14, 1816, and Nicholas, b. Apr. 5, 1820. 

Elnathan Lucas, bought in 1797, lot 10 in the 8th 
range, 2d div. No record of his family has been found, but 
prob. Mehitable Lucas, who d. in Hebron Dec. 14, 1819, 
JE 82, was his widow. Jonathan Lucas and Elizabeth Rob- 
bins, both of Hebron, were m. Jan. 21, 1802. They died in 
Oxford in 1863 ; he Sept. 29, ^ 86, and she Nov. 16, m 
96. In the family lived Priscilla Lucas who died Jan. 21, 
1856, yE 54. Sarah Lucas of Hebron and David Briant of 
Paris were m. Jan. 21, 1796. 



Joshua and Polly Lunt are credited with children in 

Hebron and Oxford as follows : 

William Emery, b. Jan. 22, 1815, m. Dec. i, 1836, Jane 
Morton, and had Emily Caroline, b. April 9, 1838 ; 
Mark Jefferson, b. Nov. 12, 1840. 
Esther, b. Mar. 26, 1816. Sally, b. June 23, 1818. 
John, b. Aug. 28, 1821, m. May 5, 1844 Lydia P. Cobb. 
Margaret Maxwell, b. May 16, 1828. 
Joshua Lewis, b. April 21, 1837. 

He had lot 3 in the 7th range, adj. William E. Brooks , 
east side of Thompson Pond. 

Henry Maddox, b. 1789, farmer and tin-peddler, bot. 
1817, with Samuel Littlefield, lot 7 in the 3d range 4th div. 
east bank of Thompson Pond, called the Richmond lot. He 
later lived (97) west bank of Whitney Pond. By wife Han- 
nah, b. 1794, he had dau. Eliza, who m. Feb. 12, 1845, 
Dr. John S. Steadman. 

Benjamin Maddox and wife C- , are credited on Ox- 
ford records, with dau. Harriet E., b. Nov. 13, 1847. 



226 Annals of Oxiord. 



John NoYRS Marr, son of John and Levey (Frost) Marr 
of Fret-part, s. in Bath, in the leather and shoe business. 
The family came to Oxford before 1840, occupned a two 
story wooden house on Pleasant street, nearly opposite Dr. 
Tewksbury's. He succeeded Amasa Winslow in the tanner- 
y on the east bank of the mill-pond, where he had a good 
business until about 1849, when he sold out to William Far- 
ris and removed to Portland. In that city Mr. Marr was en- 
gaged in trade, and continuing to within a short time of his 
death, in 1874. His sons, under the firm name of Marr 
Bros, built up a large business as manuf rs and dealers in 
mens furnishing goods in Portland; they later removed to 
Boston. The wife of Mr. Marr was Mary Knowlton, dau. 
of William and Ann (Masters) McCurdy of Pootland ; she 
and her daughters removed to Philadelphia, immediately 
after the death of her husband ; she died there in 1879. 

Children, born in Bath: 
A son died in infancy. 

Imogine Miranda, b. Oct. 21, 1824, unm. lives in Phil'a. 
Harriet FlaviUa, b. Oct. 7, 1826, 

Augustus Dexter, b. Oct. 14, 1830, m. Mary, dau. of Na- 
than Barnes of Portland. He was Capt. of the Portland 
Rifle Corps, and served several terms in the City Coun- 
cil. He died in Boston, soon lifter his brother, 
r^lewellyn Masters, b. June 21, 1832, m. Belle Shapleigh 
of Boston ; he d. May 18, 1899. 



Lemuel M. Marriner, b. in Sumner, July i, 1809, m. 
Feb. 3, 1833, Permelia, dau. of Alpheus Drake; s. Oxford 
(113). He d. in Auburn, Aug. 5, 187 1 ; she d. in Burling- 
ton, Vt. Api-il 21, 1889. 

Children : 
Louisa M., b. March 25, 1842, m. July 1$, 1861, John 

Fruean ; she d. May 28, 1864. 
Stephen Levi, b. Sept. 24, 1844, d. Dec. i, 1864. 
Sybil Drake, b. Feb. 9, 1846, m. July 7, 1864, Rev. Al- 
bert Parsons ; s. Burlington, Vt. 
Lca-enzo Dow, b. July 29, 1848, m. April 9, 1868, Ellen 
B. Brown of Waterville, Me. 



Annals of Oxford. 227 



Davtd Marshali^, son of Thomas, Jr. and Beriah (<5ratit) 
Marshall, was b. in Hollistwi, Mass. Dec. 13, 1750; s. in 
New Hampshire, was a private in Col. Reed's Regt. at &e 
battle of Bunkei" Hill and siege of Boston, he also served in 
Col. Gilman's Regt. N. H. lioe. His wife and chfld died, 
(names not reported) and he removed to Bethel ; he m. 2d, 
Lucy, b. May 30, 1753, dau. of Moses and Lydia (Knapp^ 
Mason, and in 1781, being alarmed by the Indian raid, tlv 
family fled through the wilderness to Hebron, where the^ 
permanently located. In 1796 he bought of Wm. Stedman. 
lot 4, in the 3d range, 2d div. and the following year, he 
bought of Job Cushman, Wm. and Joseph Barrows, lot 5, 
adjoining, together with the Barrows' interest in the mill 
privilege on the outlet of Matthews Pond. Thomas Marsh- 
all, Esq. of Weston, Mass. bought at auction, in 1790, lots 
5 and 6 in the ist range, and lots 4, 5 and 8 in 2d range, 
first div. of Shepardsfield ; he did not occupy the land, bui 
econveyed the same to Simon Jackson in 1791. The nam* 
)f his wife was Lucy. David Marshall died Nov. 20,182.'^ 
vife died Aug. 25, 1824. 
Children : 
t David, b. Feb. i, 1777, m. April, 181 1, Sally, dau. ( 

Dr. Ebenezer H. Goss, s. Paris. 
11 Asahel, b. Mar. 9, 1779; lived in Hebron, and ha 
Henry, b. May 16, 1807, m. — Rowe, s. Minot. 
Sarah Knights, b. June 25, 1809, m. — Lord of Minot. 
Moses, b. Jan. 23, 1812, s. [209] Oxford. Marion, 
m. — Lord of Minot. John, s. Minot. 
Lydia. d. in girlhood. Hannah, m. — Witt of N. H. 
Mason, d. in boyhood. George, killed in the civil war. 
r Lucy, b. May 8. 1783, d. unmarried. 
Walter, b. Aug. 17, 1785, m. Nov. 25, 1813, Abigail 
Gurney of Paris. 
/John, b. Nov. 15, 1787, m. Nov. 8, 1814, Sally Gur- 
ney of Hebron ; s. [207] Oxford, and had Maria, b. 
Aug. 8, 1815, m — Irish of Buckfield. John, b. Feb 
21, 1817, d. Nov. 8, 1818. David, b. Oct. 17, 1818. 
Seth, b. May 24, 1820; drowned in the outlet of Mat- 
thews Pond. John, s. Bangor. Mary Ann, m. Hen- 
ry Wood, s. Brookline, Mass. Zilpah, m. Ken- 
dall, lives at Jamaica Plain, Mass. Cyrus, m. Miss 



228 Annals of Oxford. 

Hodgkins, liv€s at Jamaica Plain. Walter, a Baptist 

minister. Nathan, s. Jamaica Plain. Robeit, d. y'g. 
VI Moses, b. July 25, 1789, m. Dec. i, 1814, Ruth, dau. 
of Isaac Whittetnore of Hebron, and had Isaac 
Wliittemore, b. Dec, 24, 1815, m. M eh i table F. dau. of 
Dr. Robert Carr ; he m. 2d, Lydia H. dau. of Nath'l. 
Keen, lives in Hebron. Miranda Greenwood, b. Jan. 

15, 18 18, m. Robert Glover of Hebron. Deborah 
Whittemore, b. May 14, 1820, m. Horatio K. Pratt of 
Oxford. Moses Mason, b. June 9, 1822, m. Caroline 
Newton, lives in Cambridge. Thomas Crooker, b 
Jan. 3, 1825, m. Helen Hudson, s. Marlborough, Mass. 
Joseph Irish, b. Mar. 26, 1817, m. Velona Joives, s. 
Southborough, Mass. Elizabeth Bucknam. b. Dec 
22, 1829, d. April 18, 1831. Elizabeth Jane, b. June 
4, 1832, m. Rev. Stephen Richardson. Albert Quin 
cy, (M. D. ) b. Aug. 12, 1835, m. Ellen Dunn of Po- 
land, s. New Gloucester. Adelbert Franklin, b. Junt 

16, 1838, m. Eva Stone, s. Marlborough, Mass. 

VII Aaron, b. July 19, 1792, m. Mar. 25, 1821, Bethany, 
dau. of William Bumpas ; she d. April 8, 1854; ^^ ^• 
Aug. 27, 1865. Their children, born in Hebron, were 
Silas Seward, b. Jan. 11, 1822; drowned May 23, 
1843. William F., b. April 3, 1823, m. May 30, 1847, 
Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Lewis Packard. Alden B., 
b. Jan. 18, 1825. Cornelius Bumpas, b. July 15, 1826, 
m. —-— Hemingway ; s. Newton, Mass. Ezra, b. 
Sept. 24, 1828; s. Hebron. Horace Barrows, (Rev.) 
b. Nov. 25, 1832, m. Vesta Ann, dau. of Alvan Tur- 
ner of Hebron. Sarah H., b. May 22, 1841. 
If Nathan, b. Jan. 26, 1795, m. Jan. 1817, Zilpha, dau. 

of Eleazer Dunham, s. Paris. 
ix Miriam, b. April 1798, m. May 4, 1820, Joseph Irish. 
of Paris. 



James and Margaret Martin lived on the Craigie 

Farm and later had a farm near the Otisfield line. 

Children : 

I Anthony, b. Sept. 5, 1808, m. Lydia Ordway, b. in 

N. H. 1810, and had Orin Augustus, b. Mar. 7, 1833. 

John F., b. Sept. 12, 1834. -I^iana L., b. June 21, 

1835, m. John F. Rich. Jacob Smith, b. Mar. 27, 1837. 



Annals of Oxford. 229 

Dustin O., b. 1840. Aaron M., b. 1843. Caroline 
M., b. June 20, 1845, and James, b. 1849. 

II John, b. April 4, 1812, m. Mar. 9, 1837, Mary Rich; 

lived (6) and had John Colby, b. Jan. 7, 1842. 
Charles Herman, b. Nov. 27, 1844. Elizabeth Miran- 
da, b. Aug. 3, 1847, d. Sept. 26, 1849. Edwin May- 
berry, b. Sept. 4, 1849. Leafy Louisa, b. April 15. 
1855. George Albion, b. Dec. 4, 1857. 

in Sarah, b. June 5, 1816. 

IV Phoebe, b. Feb. 22, 1819, m. Reuben Rich, Jr. 
V James, b. Nov. 28, 1823. 

VI Sullivan, b. May 24, 1826. 

Thomas Martin and Miss Caroline Eaton, both of Ox- 
ford, were married Feb. 21, 1833. 

Robert Martin of New Gloucester and Deborah 
Hutchinson of Hebron, pub. int. of m. May 31, 1810. The 
Hebron records credit Robert and Betsey Martin with Han- 
,iah P., b. July 19, 1812 ; Caroline, b. Mar. 5, 1818, and 
Rzekiel, b. Mar. 19, 1820. 

Dr. Edwin Maybery, b. 1825, was graduated at the 
Bowdoin School of Medicine in 1849, commenced prac- 
tice in Oxford, residence on Pleasant street. Dr. Hersey 
was his pupil, lived in his family and succeed to his prac- 
tice soon after his graduation. Dr. Mayberry m. Nov. 29, 
1849, Miss Leanora Hall of Windham, and had Caroline, 
b. Sept. 6, 1850. Family removed to Edgaitown, Mass. 

EzEKiEL Merrill, d. in Hebron, Jan. i, 1822, ^87; 

Vlary, his wife d. Dec. 15, 1815. Others of the name were 
among the early settlers, and probably, some of them were 
their children. He appears to have been a wheelwright, s. 
in New Gloucester. Ezekiel Merrill of Shepardsfield and 
Hannah Eveleth of New Gloucester were m. Sept. 4, 1782. 
He was a cordwainer, held land in common with Gideon 
Bearce, tanner, and is credited with children, as follows : 
I Isaac, b. April 2, 1794, d. Feb. 15, 1816. 

II Ezekiel, b. Feb. 16, 1796. 

III Joseph, b. Oct. 30, 1798, d. Dec. 27, 1875. Sarah, his 

wife, d. April 21, 1873. They had Mary Elizabeth, b. 
Oct. 2, 1820, d. Mar. 22, 1828. Caroline Chandler, 



230 Annate of OzfiorcL 

b. June 2a, 1823, d. Mai-. 29, 18^. ZHptia. Augusta, 
b. Mar. 25, 1826. Sarah Freeman, b. Oct. 2, 1827. 
Isaac, b. Nov. 28, 1829, d. July 7, 1837. 

IV Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1801, d. Aug. 1819. 
V Zilpha, b. Dec. 31, 1802, d. Sept. 1^26. 

VI Seth Mitchell, b. Feb. 20, 1805. 

VII Samuel, b. Jan. 21, 1808, m. Pai-melia Fuller. 

VIII Thomas Fessenden, b. Jan. 29, 1812, d, Oc^. 22, 1831. 

Jabez Merrill, cordwainer, bought in 1784, lot 3, in 

I St range, and in 1798 he bought lot 7, in the same range. 

By wife Barbara, he is credited with James, b. Aug. 26, 
1783, m. Aug. 23, 1807, Mrs. Chloe Cummings of 
Norway, and had Barbara Eliza, b. Mar. 28, i8c^. 

Anna, b. Feb. 19, 1785. Abigail, b. Jan. 27, 1787. 

Mary, Aug. b, 29, 1792. Hannah, b. July 19, 1794. 

Sally, b. Mar. 15, 1796. Jabez, b. May 8, 1799. 

William, b. Oct. 28, 1803, m. Dec. 2, 1824, Elvira Bum- 
pas of Hebron, and had Wm. Lawson^ b. Jan. 28, 1826. 

Moses Merrill bought of Simon and Sarah (Spring) 

Jackson, in 1805, lot 6, in the first range. He and Celia 

Barrows, both of Hebron, were m. Jan. 20, 1796; she d. 

Feb. 21, 1838. Children; 

Charlotte, b. May 10, 1798, m. Ara S. Fuller, s. Oxford. 

Moses, b. Mar. i, 1800, m. Nov. 4, 1821, Sally Perry of 
Hebron. They had Louisa Melissa, b. Sept. 24, 1822. 
Lydia Jane, b. Feb. 16, 1824. Cyrus Shaw, b. June 
3. 1825. 

Jonathan Barrows, b. April 13, r8o^, m. April 6, 1825, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Bearce, and had Sarah Eli- 
zabeth, b. April 2, 1827, d. Aug. 30, 1829. 

Louisa, b. Feb. 23, 1804, d. Oct. 12, next year. 

Nathaniel, b. April 28, 1806, d. Feb. 29, following. 

Lorenzo, b. Dec. 30, 1807, m. Nov. 17, 1833, Sarah C. 
ChipmEin of Poland. 

Abigail, b. July 3, 1810, d. Dec. 20, 184*. 

Benjamin Merrill and Izalla Benson, both of Hebron, 
were m. Mar. 22, 182 1, and are credited, in Hebron, with, 
Izalla Ann, b. Mar. 22, 1822; Harriet B., b. April 17, 
1824, and Ruth, b. May 17, 1826. 

Joshua and Mary Merrill lived (104) near Paris line. 
He d. Mar. 23, 1842. Children ; 

Joseph F., b. Dec. 8, 1824, housewright, m. Jane White- 



Aimals of Oxfowi. 231 

h<Mts«, and had Emma I., b. 1849. 
Mary, b. 1826, m. Woodbury L. Stanton, lived (104). 

Mayhew C. MERRIL.L and Susan Chadbourne, both of 
Oxford, were m. Sept. 27, 1842, and had Francis A., b. 
Mar. 17, 1845. Dorcas M., b. Feb. 27, 1847. 

Giles Merrill of Shepardsfield and Judith Cotton of New 
Gloucester, were m. Dec. 4, 1787. 

Giles Merrill of Hebron and Mary Seanet of Saco, pub. 
intention of m. April 27, 1825. 

Charlotte Merrill of Hebron and Nathaniel Gerrish, Jr. 
of Falmouth, were m. Feb. 23, 1809. 

Sally Mei-rill and Ira Fuller, both of Hebron, were m. 
May 2, 1816. 

Sally Merrill and William Whittemore, both of Hebron, 
were m. Dec. 3, 1818. 

Betsey Merrill and Reuben Cushman, both of Hebron, 
were m. Feb. 17, 1824. 

Charles Merrill and Sally T. Chipman, both of Oxford, 
pub. int. of m. April 15, 1847. 

John McAllister came to (37) Oxford before 1850. 
He was b. in 1801, and his wife, Maiy Morse, was b, 1803. 

Children: 
David, b. Aug. 14, 1822, m. Mrs. Jane S. (Hayes) Tobie. 
Mary Ann, b. Nov. 13, 1823, d. Dec. 30, 1839. 
Elvira Frances, b. May i, 1826, m. Benj. Crockett. 

William, b. Aug. 9, 1828, m. Bullen, and had Julia 

Ann, b. July 15, 1851. Daniel Willis, b, Sept. 3, 1853. 
John, b. July 9, 1829. Joseph, b, Jan. 10, 1832. 
Jonathan, b. July 3, 1833, d. Mar. 26, 1834. 
Jonathan, b. Mar. 29, 1835, d. June, 1842. 
George, b. June 9, 1839, m. Henrietta Webber. 

Thomas Millett is credited on Hebron records, with, 
Edmund Chase, b. Aug. 30, 1806. 
Martha Johnson, b. Nov. 25, 1808. 

Nathaniel Millett, Jr. son of Nathaniel and Susan- 
na (Parsons) Millett of New Gloucester, was born July 9, 



232 AzmsOs of Oxford. 



1799, m. Dec. *9» 1S23, Abigail Frendi and had, bom In 
Hebron, Cyras, b. Nov. %o, 1824. Clai-k, b. Feb, 17, 
1826. George O., b. Nov. 21, 1827. Dustin Quimby, b. 
Mar. 6, 1829. David Henry, b. April 20, 1B31. 

John and Mahala Milliken are credited in Hebron, 
with, Daniel, b. Oct. 8, 1826, and Earl L., b. Nov. 6, '28. 

Joseph and "William Mixer, brothers, came from South- 
borough, Mass. to work in Craigie's mills. William went 
to Paris, and Joseph settled upon a farm in, what is now. 
East Oxford, but later removed to (46). Joseph was born 
Nov. 6, 1775, m. Feb. 17, 1805, Nancy Fay, who was bom 
fuly 29, 1781, and d. May 4, 1854. ^^ ^- I^^c- 19* 1849. 
Children : 

I Otis Fay, b. June 9, 1806, pub. int. m. Feb. 25, 1832, 

with Eliza, dau. of Andrew Staples. She d. the day 
appointed for the wedding, and Mar. 27, 1833, he m. 
her sister Sally, who d. Feb. 15, 1842. He was a mil- 
litid Captain, a farmer and a housewright ; in partner- 
ship with Col. King, they built the meeting-house. He 
m. 2d, Mar. 26, 1843, Theodora Merrill, a sister of 
Mrs. Carlton, and d. Jan. 10, 1879. His children were 
Eliza Ellen, b. Feb. 11, 1836, m. Joseph A. Clark, 
lives in Portland ; and Joseph Herman, b. Oct. 26, 
1839, d. Oct. 30, 1840. 

II LfCe, b. July 20, 1808, s. Norway. 

III Joseph, b. Oct. 29, 1811, d. Oct. 17, 1831. 

IV Nancy Maria, b. July 5, 1816, m. Sebastian S. Smith. 

V Louisa Stow, b. Jan. 24, 1819, d. Jan. 15, 1843. 

VI Elizabeth Perry, twin with L. S., m. April 10, 1840, 
Stephen P. Rowe of Gre mwood ; she d. May 26, '44. 
v^ii George Hartwell, b. Oct. 13, 1824, d. Mar. 1826. 

Elias Monk of Hebron was granted a pension in 1833, 
he being then 73 years of age, for service in tlie Mass. mil- 
itia, in the Revolution. His wife Elice, d. Aug. 15, 1806; 
he again married, Nov. 7, 1807, Louisa Ransom of Paris, 
and d. Dec. 17, 1842. Children : 

I^wis, b, Sept. 14, 1779, m. Martha, dau. of John Bes- 



iui^kte of Oxford. 233 

sey, who was b. June 4, 178*^, aad d. Aug. 25, 1861. 
They had Rachel, b. Sept. 30, 1802, m. David Hanna- 
ford, s. Norway. Sai-ah, b. June i, 1806, m. Wilham 
Blake of Paris, and 2d, Frederick Denning of Oxford. 
Lewis, b. June 22, 1808, m. Betsey Lane ; she d. Aug. 
5, 1842 ; he m. 2d, Eleanor Bucknam ; she d. June 16, 
1849, ^ 4^ • ^^ "^- 3^' Nancy Russell, and d. at Welch- 
ville, Sept. 23, 1890. Lucy, b. Mar. 11, 1809, m. Jes- 
se Curamings of Paris, and 2d, Levi B. Rawson of So. 
Paris. William, b. Oct. 29, 1811, m. Wealthy Davee ; 
he d. at Buckfield, April 14, 1899. Caroline, b. Feb. 
8, 1815, m. William W. Bumpas of Oxford. Mary, b 
Sept. II, 1821, m. Job Crooker. 

James, b. Dec. 12, 1782, m. May 9, 1802, Polly Jordan. 

Martha, b. Aug. 24, 1784, m. James Farris, Jr. 

Alfred, b. Sept. 8, 1786, m. Sept. 1808, Relief Irish, and 
had John, b. Oct. 22, 1809. 

Rebecca, b. Sept. 7, 1788. 

Betty, b. April 4. 1791. 

Lovina Bisbee, b. Oct. 17, 1792. 

Millitiah, b. Oct. 28, 1794. 



Elisha and Betsey Moore are credited in Hebron with, 

Dolly, b. Feb. 15, 1800, m. Ansel Fields of Paris. 

Eliza, b. April 24, 1801. Milly, b. Sept. 7, 1805. 

Dexter, b. May i, 1807. Dennis, b. Dec. 27, 1810. 

Hollis, b. Oct, 3, 1814. 
Thomas and Sarah Moore are credited in Hebron with, 

Dolly, b. Sept. 21, 1797. 

Samuel, b. July 21, 1799, d. Nov. 5, 1820. 

Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1800, m. Oct. 25, 1821, Joseph Crock- 
ett of Sumner. 

Fairfield, b. June, 15, 1803 ; family consisting of wife 
Nancy, three boys and two girls, were living at Craigies 
Mills, in 1840. Town records say they had born there, 
April, 27, 1841, John F. and their son Danitl C. m. Mar. 
29, 185 1, Frances E. Gates, s. in Mass. 

Moses, b. July 11, 1805, and Sally, b. July 31, 1807. 

William and Betsey Moore are credited in Hebron with^ 
Geo. Cobb, b. Oct. 18, 1815 ; Harriet, b. April 13, 1818; 
Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1820; Sebastian S., b. Nov. 10, 1823, 
and Hiram, b. Feb. 4, 1827. Mother died I>ec, 2, 1841. 



234 Axmals of Oxford. 



Thoma« Morey, son ol John, was b. in Conn. Mar. 5, 
1788, came to Oxford before 1830. His wife was Laura, b. 
Oct. 24, 1797, dau. of Ezra Mellen of Wilmington, Vt. 

He d. Mar. 2, 1867 ; she d. Dec. 19, 1876. 
Children : 
Edward Marshall, b. July 11, 1720, m. July 3, 1838, Mary 

Jane Hilbom of Oxford ; he d. at Rumford. 
Samantha, and Emaline, d. in childhood. 
Samantha Jane, b. Sept. 21, 1828, m. Wm. King Staples, 
'harles Emery, b. Oct. 22, 1830, m. Aug. 26, 1857, Julia 

A. Verrill of Oxford ; he d. at Partland. 
>ancis Dana, b. April 22, 1834, "^- J^"^^ ^^' i854> Nancy 

Burns of Oxford. 
Henry Clinton, b. Feb. 8, 1837, m. Irene Eastman ; s. Utah. 
Julia Amanda, b. Aug. 18, 1840, m. David G. Drinkwater 

of Portland. Caleb, bro. of Thomas, lived in Oxford. 

Salmon Morey and Mary Stone, born of Oxford, were 
m. Mar. 25, 1838. 

Solomon Morgan and Polly Rowe, both of Oxfoi-d, were 
pub. Mar. 12, 1808; she d. Feb. 27, 1825, and he m. 2d, 
Ang. same year, PoUythea Bradman of Minot. 

Children : 
Sally, b. Oct. 25, 1809. Polly, b. Feb. 5, 1811. 

Zaccheus, b. April 26, 1812. Rosamond, b. Juue 5, 1814. 
Hannah, b. June 5, 1816. Bethia, b. Mar. 28, 1818. 

Solomon, b. Aug. 28, 1820. Judith, b. July 15, 1822, 

Mary Anu, b. Mar. 29, 1824. 

Meribah, b. May 18, 1826. Keziah, b. July 28, 1827. 

Jane B., b. Feb. 24, 1829. John S., b. July 18, 1832. 



Samuel Morse, son of James and Lydia (Hall), m. 
Feb. 26, 1824, Margai-et J. White of Otisfield ; they settled 
at Craigies Mills, where he was the miller, later a farmer, 
familliarly called "Doctor". Their children were: 

Sylvia Jane, b. Oct. 7, 1825, m. Feb, 25, 1849, Moses 
K. Haskell of Falmouth. James W., b. June 27, 1827. 

Samuel J., b. June 19, 1829. 

Hosea B., b. Sept. 27, 1833. 



Annals of Oxford. 235 

Solomon Bradford Morse, Jr. of Westborougfc, Ma«s. 
bought the Craigie farm in 1841 and was evicted from it 
three years later ; see p. 123. He was m. in Boston, May 
9, 1833, with Mary M. Cheever, and had: 

Solomon Bradford, b. June 11, 1834. 
Ammi C, b. Feb. 2, 1836. Edward C, b. July 21, 1839. 
Mary M., b. Mar. 21, 1841. Joshua C, b. Dec. 21, 1842. 
Henry H., b. Oct. 19, 1844. Charles W., b. Aug. 21, 1846. 

David Morse and Sarah Morton, both of Oxford, pub. 
int. m. Dec. 22, 1833. 

John Marston of Brunswick, m. Jerasha, dau. of Zeb- 
dee Cushman; lived at Craigies Mills. They had Louisa 
and John Merrill, the latter lived in Portland. 



Thomas and Joanna Morton are credited on the town 
records of Hebron, with children, as follows : 

Timothy, b. Sept. i, 1787. Job, b. Jan. 25, 1789. 
John, b. Mar. 14, 1793, m. 1819, Judith Knight of Minot. 
Alpha, b. Mar. 2, 1795, d. Jan. 18, 1800. 
Martha, b. Oct. 31, 1797, d. Jan. 6, 1800. 
Joanna, b. Dec. i, 1799, m. 1825, Daniel Crooker of Minot 
Thomas, b. July 12, 1807. 

Dea. Thomas Morton d. at Oxford, Aug. 28, 1839, m 73. 

Timothy and Polly Morton are credited in Hebron* 
with, Martha D., b. Mar. 30, 1810. Mary, b. Mar. 9, 

1812. Lucy, b. May 8, 1814, d. Sept. 29, 1816. Har- 
vey L., b. July 24, 1816. Ira A., b. Jan. 21, 1819. Will- 
iam A., b. Apr. 5, 1823. AlmonCary, b. Jan. 29, 1825. 

Job Morton, m. Jan. 16, 181 1, Susanna Whitman of 
Minot, who d. Dec. 16, 1824, m 40. He m. 2d, Feb. 9, 
1826, Rebecca, wid. of Jonathan Glover of Hebron. 

Children : 
Alpha, b. July 18, 1812. Jane Whitman, b. July 3, 1814, 
m. William E. Lunt of Oxford. Silas, b. Oct. 26, 1818. 
Susanna Washburn and Job Washburn, twins, b. Dec. 

10, 1824. 

Richard Morton, m. July 18, 1819, Hannah C, dau. 
of James Peny and had Freeman, b, July 1$, 1820. James 
Peny. b. Jan, 18, 1823 and others b. in Paris. 



236 Annals of Oxford. 

Ebenezer Morton and Emily Dyer were married in He- 
bron, Dec. 1828. 

Milton Morton of Oxford and Ruthella Herrick of Po- 
land, pub. int, m. Jan. 8, 1852. 

James Murdock of Minot and Bathsheba Turner of He- 
bron, pub. int. m. Nov. 5, 1810. 

James Murdock, Jr. and Ruth, his wife, are credited in 
[Hebron with children, as follows : 

George, b. Jan. i, 1811. Lucy, b. May 4, 1813. 

James, b. Aug. 24, 1816. Sylvester E., b. April 30, 1828. 

Jonathan Muzzy of Ward, Mass. came to Hebron in 
fall of 1814, accompanied by his son Pitt, and in the spring, 
following, his wife, Militiah, with their youngest children, 
joined him ; ten days were required to make the journey. 
They lived on the Craigie farm about four years, and after- 
wards occupied a farm (48) on the same road, about one 
mile nearer Noi*way. The family were especially interest- 
ed in religion, aided in the organization of the first church 
and furnished its two first deacons. The parents died in 

1848, within six weeks of each other; he being 82 and she, 
80 years of age. Their children were, probably, all born 
before their settlement here, and some are said to have 
remained at the old home ; a complete family record has 
not been furnished. Their dau. Hannah was the wife of 
Alfred Hood and lived in this town ; dau. Augusta Maria, 
unm. died here, Sept. 3, 1837, m 27. 

Pitt C, (Dea.) by wife Esrher, had Martha Clark, 
Charles Addison and Lowell Austin, bapt. in the first ch. 
Family went to Motjson, Me. in 1833, where he d. in 185 1 

Alexander Hamilton, (Dea.) had the farm adjoining his 
father's; ra. Oct. i, 183 1, Elizabeth Thomas of Duxbury, 
Mass. and had Julias, b. in 1833, went to Massachusetts. 
Ellen Jane T., b. 1837, m. Henry P. Spurr of Otisfield. 
Josephine, died Feb. 5, 1844. Dea. Muzay, late ia liie, 
moved to Norway, where he d. in 1881, m 76 years. 

William H., m. May 19, 1835, Vesta Sturtevant of He- 
bron. He lived for a time on the hon>e farm and later set- 
tled in the village, where he died Jan. 26, 1838, m 29 years, 
leaving one son. 



Anoais of Oxford. 237 

Jacob Muzzy and Bathsheba Bearce both of Hebron were 
m. April ii, 1825. 

Bbzalebl Myrick, shipwright, of Pembroke, bought in 
1779, of Alexander Shepard, two lots in his township and 
probably settled here soon after, although that year his 
name appears upon the roll of Capt. Patridge's company, 
enlisted from Duxbury. He is credited in Hebron with son 
Joseph, b. Nov. 27, 1788 and dau. Huldah, b. Sept. 22, 
1792, who m. Feb. 2, 1811, Jacob Roberts of Vassallx)ro'. 
He d. Feb. 22, 1802. His widow, Huldah dau. of Stephen 
Moullon, in 1813, joined with her brothers and sisters in a 
conveyance of land in North Yarmouth. 

Barnabas Myrick bought of Bezaleel, in 1795, lot 4, in 
the 5th range and the same year, of other parties, he bo't 
thirty acres in lot six. He m. Oct. 31, 1794, Silence, dau. 
of Josiah and Deborah (Soule) Perkins, and they are cred- 
ited in Hebron with a dau. b. April 20, 1805, d. same day ; 
Deborah Soule, b. Sept. 5, 1808, and Ruth Lowdon, b. 
April 21, 181 2, d. same day. 

Stephen Myrick. son of Bezaleel, m. June 4, 1807, 
Zillah Glover, who d. Mar. 24, 1832. '♦Squire Myrick" 
was puplic spirited and much respected ; he was Lieut, in 
Capt. Bearce's co. that marched to the defence of Portland, 
Justice of the Peace, town officer, Representative, etc. He 
died in March 1868. 

Children : 
Bezaleel, b. May 18, 1808, d, Dec. 8, 1830. 
Stephen, b. Mar. 25, 1810; wife Mary Ann, s. Greene. 
Harriet Glover, b. Aug. 7, 1814, m. John E. Barrows, 
Joseph, b. Jan. i, 1820. 

Huldah, b. April 25, 1823, m. Mar. 1844, David B. Rob- 
inson of Sumner. 

Nathan Nelson, son of David, was born in Milford, 
Mass. in 1759; ^^^ brothers Ebenezei", land in Paris, and 
Seth. bought lot 9, in the 4th range in Shepardstield. For 
service in the Mass. militia, in the Revolution, he was pen- 
sioned in 1833. He bought of Mr. Shepard, in 1779, ^^^ 8, 
in the 4th range, 2d div. now Oxford ; settled first in Paris, 
and later on lot above named where he died April i, 1848. 



238 Annals of Oxf<»tl. 

Jerugha (Chapin), his wife died Juae 15, r84i, M 82 years. 

Children : 
Henry, b. July 21, 1782, d. April 4, following. 
Nathan, b. Aug. 29, 1784. 
Ann, b. July 29, 1786, ra. Andrew Cushman. 
Lydia, b. Aug. 27, 1789, d. Jan. 22, 1809. 
Charlotte, b. June 7, 1791, m. Dr. Jacob Tewksbury. 
Mary, b. June 22, 1793, d. April 8, 1795. 
Alexander, b. June 13, 1795, m. Mar. 1817, Lydia Loring. 
Jerusha, b. Aug. 4, 1797, m. Samuel Whittemore, Jr. 
Austin, b. Sept. 3, 1799. 
Retsey and Sally, b. Jan. 5, 1802, lived but a few days. 

Nathan Nelson, Jr. son of Nathan, had a farm in 

Oxford near his father's, where he died in August, 1853. 

Anna (Bridgham), his wife died in January, 1866. 
Children : 

Erasmus Darwin, b. July 14, 1809, m. June 15, 1834, 
Sophia A. Richards, who had Erasmus, b. June 20, and 
d. Sept. 20, 1836. Wife d. Sept. 11, 1836; he m. 2d, 
Mar. 19, 1837, Mar}-^ Ann Pompilly. 

Aurilla, died June 18, 1814. 

Lydia Ann, b. Mar. 31, 1813, m. Oct. 23, 1834, Josiah C. 
Caldwell of Paris, 

Emmons, b. Oct. 5, 1816, m. Nov. 25, 1837, Caroline 
Caldwell of Poland. 

Almira, b. April 2, 1817. 

Levi Chapin, b. April 10, 1819, m. Nov. 2, 1839, M^ry 
L. Farrington of Oxford. 

Lydia Jane, b. May 6, 1821. 

Jerusha Chapin, b. Feb. 13, 1823 , m. Nov. 21, 1847, 
Orrin S. Bryant of Hebron. 

xAddison, b. July 8, 1825, m. May 26, 1849, Maiy Ann 
Nelson of Oxford. 

Mollis, b. Mar, 1828, m. Dec. 24, 1854, Cordelia Church- 
ill of Oxford. 

judson O., b. April 14, 1831. 

Corydon B., b. Dec. 12, 1833, m. Angeline, dau. of War- 
ren Rich, and had born in Oxford, Nathan Alfred, b. 
Nov. 16, 1859; Charles W., b. May 25, 1861 ; Georgie 
A., b. Mar. 12, 1865, and Edna E., b. Aug. i, 1871. 

Austin Nelson, son of Nathan, continued on (205) 
the home farm, where he died Jan. 8, 1839. ^^ ™' -M^ar. 
1826, Laura, dau. of Asa Thayer of Paris and had: 



Annals of Oxford. 239 

Charlotte Tewksbury, b. April lo, 1828, d. Feb. 22, 1847. 
Persia T., b. Mar. 27, 1830, m. April 10, 1848, Silas 

Scribner of Otisfield. 
Mary Ann, b. Aug. 17, 1832, ra. Addison Nelson. 
Laura Augusta, b. Oct. 4, 1835, d. Sept. 21, 1882. 

Mrs. Nelson m. 2d, May 10, 1840, Oliver Thomas, did 
not chaise her residence. 

Levi Chapin and Mary L. Nelson are credited in Ox- 
ford, with Mary H., b. Dec. 16, 1848 and Albion, b. 1850. 



Samuel Newhall, over sixty, wife, a son andtwodau's' 
ind Charles, under thirty, wife, sou and daughter, weie 
living in Oxford in 1840. 

Maj. WiNTHROP BuRNHAM NoRTON, son Of Dca. Nath- 
aniel and Sarah (Adams) Norton, was bom July 22, 1768. 
(See Personal Notice) He m. Oct. 5, 1789, Dorothy Gow- 
ell, who bore him eleven children, the first in Portsmouth, 
N. H. the others in So. Berwick. She d, at Oxford, March 
9, 1831, ^ 58. He m. 2d, April 29, 1832, Sally, widow of 
Joaathan B. Symonds of Concord, N. H. dau. of Gladwin 
Chaffin. She d. Aug. 13, 1865, ^ 74; he d. July 21, 1744. 

Children : 
Sai-ah Adams, b. July 4, 1792, m. Ambrose Allen and 2d, 

William Warren; she d. at Lewiston, Jan. 10, 1873. 
Lydia Maria, b. Aug. 16, 1793, m. Nov. 29, 1816, Rev. 
Samuel Spring; she d. at Hait'ord Gnu Sept. 19, 1881. 
Dorcas, m. Sept. 30, 1820, Nathan Jewett of Portland. 
Dorothy Bradbury, ra. Sept. 20, 1823, Charles A. Spring. 
Augustus, b. Nov. 12, 1800, d. at sea, Nov. 1818. 
Nathaniel, m. Sally Ann Getty of Buffalo N, Y. 
Frances Eliza, d. unm. at Oxford, May 20, 1873, j& 67. 
Her home, after the death of her father, was on Pleas- 
ant street, in the cottage, formerly occupied by Alfred 
Hood, being the house where the meeting was held for 
the organization of the First Church and, by her request, 
given to the church, for a Parsonage, by her adm'r. 
Mary Chadboume, b. Jan. 16, 1807, ra. Hon. J. S. Keith. 
Constantia Cordelia, d. uimh. at Oxfd, Nov. 21, '48, m 39. 
Edwin Augustus merchant in Portland, b. Jan. 30, 181 1, 
m. Nov. 4, '33, Abigail Babsou of Wiscasset ; he d. in Ms. 
Timothy Cutler, died in iofaacy. 



340 Anoals of Oxford. 

William N<»too, a nephew (A tlte Ma}or*s and his clerk, 
was di-ownc-d at the saw-mill, while trying to save proi^erty 
from a great freshet, April, 1828. An estimahle youth. 

The 2d Mrs. N. was accompanied by her son, Andrew J. 
Symonds. He was given an academic education, read law 
in Squire Keith's office, but did not engage in the practice, 
tie served as Div. Qr. Master on Gen. Perry's Staff and 
Gen. Perry says, *'He was my companion and friend, no 
Detter hearted fellow ever lived." H-e d. uum. Mar. 17. 
1851, M 32 years. 

JosTAH Notes and Lydia A. Haskell, both of Oxford, m, 
vlay 7, 1844. They had Mary E., b. Aug. 13, 1845 ; Mar- 
garette, b. June 17, 1846 and Eunice, b. Oct. 15, 1847. 
''Fajnily removed to N. Gloucester and joined the Shakers. 

William W. Oliver, b. 1805, m. Aug. 12, 1829, Mar- 
tha Keene, and settled in Oxford (51). He had sisters lu 
Portland, Jane B., wife of Rufus Stanley and Hannah, an 
exceliant nurse. 

Children : 
Lucy E., m. Jan. 13, 1850, Joseph E, Lombard of Otisfd. 
Angeli«e, ra.'May 30, '55. Servetus M. Lombard of " 
Dia.na, m. Far well. 



Capt. IcHABOD Packard had lot 8, in the 6th range, ist 
div. and is reported to have had a grist-mill and a black- 
smith shop. He was the eldest son of Reuben and Anne 
(Perkins) Packard of Bridgewater, Mass., later of Hebron. 
Reuben Packiu'd died, Dec. 6, 1820, m 83 ; wife d. Mar. 
10, 1820. The names of both father and son are on the 
Mass. rolls of soldiers of the Revolution. His wife Rachel, 
I dau. of Ephraim Cole of Bridgewater, d. Mar. 4, 1825, 
.E 57 ; he d. April 8, 1814, JH. 54. 

Children : 
Isaac, b. Aug. 16, 1786. 

Lewis, (Capt) b. Feb. 19, 1788, m. Oct. 14, 1825, Eliza- 
beth Webster of Brownfield. They had, born in Hebron, 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1827, m. May 30, 1847, 
William T. Marshall ; Zebulon Lewis, b. May 30, 1829. 
Capt. Lewis Packard d. Dec. i, 1843. 



Annals of Oxiord. 241 

Kpferaim, b. Mar. 13, 1790, m. May 14, jSi6, Sarah Ar- 
rows. They are credited in Hebron, with Joseph B., b. 
July 16, 1818. Job C, b. Jane 13, 1820; s. Jefferson. 

Ruel K., b. Jan. 26, 179.2, m. Feb. 23, 1817, Patience 
Bowker, and had Augustus N., b. Jan. 29, 1818. 

Hannah, b. April 3, 1794, m. Feb. 20, 1826, Lieut. Silas 
Maxim of Paris, after a brief courtship of nearly 10 years. 

Cynis, b. June 4, 1796, m. Jan. i, 1825, Sarah Barrows, 
settled in Monson, Me. 

Anna, b. Aug. 25, 1798, m. Mar. 10, 182L, Cornelius 
Barrows. 

Zibeon, b. Mar. 27, 1801, d. Feb. 11, 1833 ; a member of 
the senior class of the Theo. Sem. at Andover, 

Olive, b. May 11, 1805. 

Caroline Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1808. 

George Washington, b, Aug. 7, 1810. 

Erraina, b. Aug. 24, 1812, d. Nov. 19, r8i6. 

Rachel Cole, b. May 13, 1814, 

Edward Packard, son of Josiah and Sarah (Ames), of 
Bridgewater, served several enlistments in the Revolutifon. 
He had lot 8, in the 5th range and by wife Prudence, is 
credited in Hebron, with : 

Anna, b. April 24, 1789, m, Nov. 26, 1807, William May- 
hew of Bnckfield. Betsey, b. June 29, 1791. 
josiah, b. May 29, 1793. Prudence, b. Aug. 27, 1795. 
Borredell, b. Feb. 1799, d. Nov. 7, 1806. 
Experience, b. April 15, 1803. Theron, b. Oct. 22, 1806. 

Abiel Packard, brother of Edward, m. Hannah Har- 
1 is and is credited in Hebron, with ; 

Shepard, b. July 23, 1795. L«cy, b. June 6, 1797. 

x\biel, b. Sept. 9, 1799. Elizabeth, b. July 22, 1801. 

Sylvanus, b. Dec. 11, 1806. Ansel, b. Mar. 28, 1809. 

Susanna, sister of Edward and Abiel, widow of Samuel 
Stuilevant, m. 2d, John Bicknell. 

Elnathan Packard of Poland and Rebecca Dunham of 
Hebroa, were m. Feb. 21, 1799- Elnathan Packard and 
Mercy Washburn, both of Hebron, m. Mar. 23, 1823. 

Children, as per Hebron records : 
Christiana, b. Mar. 8, 1809. Hiram, b. Dec. 6, 1810. 

Bethany, b, July 4, 1812^ Jacob, b. Dec. 12, 1815. 

Elnathan, b. July 14, 1818- 
Levi A., b. July 16, 182a. 



242 Annals of Oxford. 

Josiah Packard and Sarah Davis pub. int. m. December 

25, 1784. 

Nehemiah Packard and Betty Bennett Bray of Minot, m. 
Oct. I, 1785. 

Susanna, dau. of Reuben Packard, m. April 20, 1797, 
John Buck, 3d of Buckfield. 



John Palmer, farmer, age 30; wife Joanna, age 24 and 
son William, age 5, were living in Oxford in 1850. 

Samuel Paris of Halifax and Sarah Pratt of Middlebo- 
cough, were m. Jan. 21, 1779. ^^ served as Lieut, in the 
VTass. State troops, iu the Revolution and was pensioned in 
1832. He was one of the most prominent of the early set- 
tlers, had lot 10, in the 5th range ; named a Trustee in the 
Act of incorporation of the Academy, Representative, Pres- 
edential Elector, one of the Judges in the first Court of Coin- 
mon Pleas for Oxford county, etc. Their declining years 
were spent with their son Albion; wife d. in Portland, Aug. 
1836, ^E 77 ; he d. in Washington, Sept. 10, 1847, in his 
93d year. Both were buried in Portland. 

Albion Keith Paris, son of Samuel, was born in Shep- 
ardsfield, Jan. 19, 1788. He fitted for college at the acade- 
my, taught schools and was graduated at Dartmouth in 
1806. He was admitted to the bar, at Paris, iu 1809 and 
opened an oSice on Pai-is liill, where he was in practice for 
about ten years. He m. soon after his admission, Sarah, 
dau. of Rev. Levi Whitman of Wellfieet, Mass. who, with 
three daughters and two sons survived him. He was an ac- 
tive polithion, but never an offensive partizan ; he was el- 
ected County Attorney in 1811 ; Representative in 1813 ; 
Senator in 18 14 and the next year, he was elected to Con- 
gress. He changed his residence to Portland in time to rep- 
resent that town in the Constitutional Convention, wherein 
he received distinguished consideration. He was elected 
Governor of Maine when only thirty-three years old and 
was continued in that office five yeai's. He presided as 
Judge in both State and United States Courts and in 1852 
was elected Mayor of Portland. He died in Poitiand, Feb. 
II, 1857, leaving a recoid of experience in high offices, 
utipai;alleled in the history of the state. 



Aimals of Oxford. 243 



JosiAH* Perkins, b. 1732, son of Josiah* ancl Deborah 
(Bennett), g. son of Lrake* and Ruth (Cushman), g.g. son 
of Lwke^ and Martha (Con ant), g. g. g. son of Luke" and 
Hannah (Long), g. g. g. g. son of Abraham' and Mary of 
Hampton, N. H., whilom of Newent, co. Gloucester, Eng. 
He m. Deborah Soule and settled in Bridgewater, Mass. 
where, probably, all of their children were born. They died 
in Hebron, wife June 15, 1805 and he, Mar. 14, 1811; evi- 
dently coming here, aged, to live with their children. 

Joseph Perkins, cordwainer, of Hebron, b. Dec. 23 
.754, son of Josiah^, bought of Mr. Whitney, in 1797, lot 
8, in the 5th rauge, 2d div. now E. Oxford. He was j>en- 
^ioned in 1819, for sendee in the Mass. Continentals. He 
n. Oct. 1780, Susanna, b. April 18, 1763, dau. of Isaiah 
md Sally (Ring) Cushman and died Jan. 28, 1836. Wift 
lied Feb. 28, 1844. 

Children : 
-usanna, b. July 20, 1781, m. Philip Caldwell, s. Paris. 
)liver, b. June 7, 1783, m. Sarah Elms, 
arah, b. July 24 1785, m. Ephraim Washburn and 2d, 
Simeon Staples, 
oseph, b. July 6, 1788, m. Sally Perkins, 
(saiah, b. Oct. 18, 1791, m. Matilda Peterson. 
Maria, b, Dec. 3, 1793, m. Dean Andrews. 
Luther, b, Mar. 9. 1792, m. Mary BuUen. 
Hiram, b. Feb. 2, 1802, m. Dec. 1825, Ruth L. Megquire 
of Poland. He was drowned Aug. 23, 1831 : 4 children. 

Ebenezer Perkins of Shepardsfield, b. 1757, son of 
Josiah, boug;ht in 1789, of Ezekiel Merrill of New Glouces- 
ter, one half of lot 2, in the ist range. He was pensioned 
in 1786 for service as a marine in the Revolutionary army; 
Wad increase in 1816 from five dollars per month to eight 
loUars. He d. Dec. 17, 1840; wife Sarah d. Mar. 5, 1851, 
K 85 years. Children: 

Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 1791, m. Joseph Perkins, Jr. 
iibenezer, b. Jan. 12, 1793. Fanny, b. Mar. 8, 1795. 

Silence, b. 1797. Zachariah, b. Feb. 21, 1799, ''lud per- 
haps, Josiah, who m. 1827, Mary Ann, dau. of Charles 
Bearce, settled in Minot, and Elias, who also lived in 
Minot. His wife was Polly, dau. of Simeon Davee ; they 
had Harrison, b. Nov. 20, 1830, and others. 



g^ Aimals oi Oxford. 

Simeon and Sarah Perkins are credited in Hebron with a 
soo, Samuel J. M., b. Jan. 5, 1829. Simeon Perkins was 
Preceptor of the Academy and in 1829 was the Reja-e- 
sentative in the Legislature. 

Oliver Perkins, son of Joseph, had lot 3-, in the 6th 
unge, new survey, (92), plan of Oxford. He m. April 2, 
806, Sally Elms, b. Oct. 3, 1785 and d. Mar. 17, 1848. 

He died Dec. i, 1873. 
Children : 
Oliver Leonaixi, b, Sept. 10, 1807, m. Jane Leonard and 

had Oliver L., d. young; Jennie E. ; Sarah E. ; Ber- 

ta O. and Oliver L. He was killed by the cars in Boston, 

Dec. 19, 1892. 
Harrison Gray, b. Mar. 16, 1809, m. Hannah Megq^ire. 
Harriet Lazell, b Jan. 24, 1811, m. Dec. 23, 1838, Joseph 

T. Jordan of Poland. She d. Dec. 19, 1880. 
Lewis\ b. Feb. 16, 1813, m. Eliza J. B. Waite, s. Mechan- 
ic Falls and had Fannie A. ; Mae E. ; Helen ; Hattie ; 

Lewis M. ; Edgar D. ; Maria J. and Carrie. 
William Myrick, b. April 18, 1815, m. Dec. 23, 1836, 

Ruth M. Jordan of Poland , s. Poland and had Ruth A. ; 

Adrianna N. ; Mattie E. ; Arthur B. ; Herbert and others. 
Luther, b. May 19, 1817, m. 1841, Mary Lewis, b. Mar. 

28, 1817, dau. of Capt. Jonathan and Alice (Cross) 

Waite. They had Alice P. ; Kittie P. and others. He 

d. very suddenly, at his home in Mc. Falls, Apr. 2, '92. 
Dennis Stilman, b. Mar. 21, 1819, m. Rebecca Elms, 2d, 

Rose Davis, 3d, Alice Bucknam. He now lives at Mc. 

Falls and has Fred L. ; William ; Rose A. and Walter. 

Augustus Clark, b. Mar. 26, 1821, killed Oct. 16, 1827, 

by being i-un over by a cart. 
Sarah Jane, b. July 3, 1823, d. Oct. following. 
Mary Emeline, b. July 5, 1825, m. Albert Burgess, settled 

in Somerville, Mass. 
Augustus Clark Mellen, b. Feb. 13, 1828, d. Dec. 1831. 
Julianna Cornelia, b. Dec. 10, 1830, m. Samuel Jenkins, 

settled in Auburn. 

Joseph Perkins, Jr. m. July 20, 1812, Sally, dau. of 
Ebenezer Perkins, s. (142). They are credited with: 
Joseph, b. Seprt. 3, 1813. Elmira, b. Aug. 23, 1814. 

Sally, b. Oct. 20, 1815. Isaac, b. June 6, 1817. 

Zenas, b. Oct. 19, 1820. Josiah, Jr. b. Aug. 3, 1822. 
Milton, b. Jan. 30, 1824. Elbridge. b. Feb. 3, 1831. 



Annals ot Oxford. 246 

Isaiah Perkins, son of Joseph, m. Nov. 30, 18 15^ Ma- 
tilda Peterson of Hebron. They had : 

Charles, b. Nov. 13, 1816, m. Lucy Dwitvell, s. Minot. 
Jerusha, b. Feb. 22, 1819, m. William Tobie, s. Poland. 
Sullivan, b. July 12, 1822, went to California. 
Eliza Ann, b. July 18, 1823, m. Elbridge Recwds, s. Minot. 
George Franklin, m. Julia Houghton, na. 2d Mrs. Sttsan 

(Howard) Moody, s. Mechanic Falls. 
Kiram, m. Emma Russell, s. Lewiston. 
Clara Jane, m. Asa L. Downs, s. Minot. 
Mandervill, m. Mary Lord of Calais, s. Mechanic Falls. 

Luther Perkins, son of Joseph, m. Mar. 7, 1819, 
vlary Bullen ; lived at (179) Oxford. 

Children : 
Kebecca, b. July 18, 1820. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 13, 1821, 

d. Nov. 21, 1847. Luther Newall, b. Oct. 26, 1826, d. 

April 30, 1848. Horace C, b. Sept. 10, 1829. 

Angeline, b. Aug. 3, 1831. Clai-issa, b. July i, 1835 

Columbia, b. June 30, 1837, "^' Charles Noble. 
William Henry Harrison, b. April 13, 1841. 
facob M., b. Dec. 11, 1845. Francis N., b. Dec. 23, 1847. 

Giles S. Perkins and Betsey Washburn, both of Heb- 
ron, were m. Mar. 18, 1824, probably his 2d marriage. 
He was a son of Samuel and Mehitable (Shurtleff) Per- 
kins of Paris and was living in Oxford in 1830, having five 
children under ten years of age : a son, Charles Allen, M 
10 years, was drowned in August, 1832. 

Harrison Gray Perkins, son of Oliver, m. 5ept. 28, 

1833, Hannah Megquire of Oxford, lived (92) and had : 
Augustus Mellen, b. May 18, 1834. Charles Franklin 
Megquire, b. Dec. 17, 1835. Harrison Gray Otis, b. 

April 27, 1838. Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 10, 1840. Julia 

E., b. May 20, 1850. 

Polly Megquire, b. 1776, lived with this family. 

Enoch Perkins of Oxford and Georgiana Howland of 
Topsham, were m. May 22, 1854. 

William B. Perkins and Mary S. Wardwell, both of Ox- 
ford, were m. Feb. 25, 1855. 



James Perry of Rochester, Mass. bought in 1797, of Asa 
and Hannah Bartktt of Hebron, lot 11, in the 3d range, 2d 



846 Annals of Oxford. 

div. and, probably, settled upon it that year. He served as 

warrant officer in the Revolution and was pensioned in 1733, 

being then 76 years old. His children, of record, were : 

Stephen, b. Sept. 14, 1783, m, May 13, 1808, Abigail 
Cushman ; s. on Poland road (84), family left town and 
later the house was moved to lot adjoining King's store. 
He d. Dec. 17, 1842, she d. Mar. 11, 1837. They had: 
Caroline C, b. Mar. 3, 1810, m. Sept. 14, 1837, Jas. 
McClure. Minerva, b. July 2, 1812, m. Areal Wood- 
bury. Stephen, d. Dec. 14, 1815, je 17 mo. Jerusha, 
b. Feb. 9, 1817, lived 23 months Clark Cornish, b. Feb. 
5, 1820. Thomas, b. July 8, 1822. Harriet, b. Ang, 
1826, Abb}' Sarah, b. Jan. 2, 1829. Elizabeth Ami, b. 
Jan. 4, 1831. 

Lydia, b. May 15, 1785, d. May 13, 1830. 

^^•enjamin Fessendeu, b. April 22, 1787, m. Jan. 23, 1814, 
Christiana Cushman ; kept the tavern near the town- 
house. They had Charles Clark, b. Mar. 25, 1815. 
Benjamin Fessenden, b. Mar. 4, 1817. Chipman. 

Christiana, b. May 28, 1821. Zebedee Cushman, b. 

May 5, 1824. Adeline Collins, b. Nov. 18, 1830. 

iietsey, b. May 4, 1789, m, Nov. 29, 1821, John Morton. 

fohn Cornish, b. Aug. 7, 1791, m. Jan. 25, 1822, Sally 
Morton of Otisfield. They had Almira, b. Dec. 10, 1822 
Sarah E., b. June 10, 1824. 

oally, b. Sept. 3, 1793, lived sixteen days. 

Hannah Cornish, b. July 25, 1795, lived 22 months. 

Hannah Cornish, b. May 25, 1798, m. Richard Morton. 

Sally, b. Oct. 7, 1800, m. Moses Merrill, Jr. 

Almira, m. Feb. 2, 1825, John Richards, 3d. 

Dan Perry, Rev. (see j)ersonal sketch.) m. June 25, 
1809, Polly Caldwell, the mother of hi« children who died 
Oct. 12, 1829. He m. 2d, Feb. 29, 1832, Miss Roxanna 
Leavitt of Buckfield who died in 1835, and the Apri» fol- 
lowing he m. 3d, Mrs. Judith, \^4dow of Maj. Bartlett of 
Bethel. Rev. T. S. Perry says '*My parents suffered many 
hardships while clearing their fai^ra and building a house. 
During the **cold seasons" 1814 — 16 they raised but little. 
From what they did raise of com and grain, the coldest 
year, they first saved the best for seed, and then divided 
the remainder into twelve equal parts, one of the parts had 
to last a month. Of potatoes they had more, which my fath- 
er digged by breaking the frozen ground with an iron hsar. 



Amials of Oxiord, ^^ 

These, wiA raflk, were tfeek chief supply of food." As a 

circnit preacher, he had residence in many places in Maine 

Ma^achus^ts and Connecticut, but his children were all 

bom in Hebron except the first, who waus b. m Poitsinouth . 
Children : 

John Jasiel, (Gen., see personal sketch), b. Aug. 2, 1811, 
m. May 24, 1844, Sarah Adams, dau. of Ambrose Allen, 
by whom he had Edward Augustus, b. Mar. 24, 1845, 
a well known newspaper-man in Boston, and Mary Con- 
stantia, b. Oct. 19, 1847, d. in Portland, unm. May 18. 
1891. He d. in Portland, May 2, 1897. 

Polly Caldwell, b. May 14, 1614, m. Jan. 7, 1837, Enierv 
Edes of Otisfield. 

Electa Betsey, b. Aug. 22, 1816, d. iram. Dec. 8, 1857. 

Lucy Izetta, b. Mar. 11, 1821, m. 1862, Obadiah G. Cook. 

Truman Summerfield, b. Dec. 20, 1826, was graduated at 
Bowdoin College in 1850 and in 1806, "pro causa hon- 
oris", he received the degree of A. M. He was several 
years in business, a clerk in the U. S. Senate, living in 
Washington during the civil war and at the same 
time serving as correspondent of the Portland Press and 
other papers. In 1873 ^^ was ordained pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in Cumberland, Me. where he remain- 
ed twelve years ; he was seven years with the church in 
Lfimerick, and is now pastor of the church in Waterford 
He has been a frequent conti4biitor of poetry and prose 
to both religious and secular publications, and spent four 
yeai's in educational work in Florida. He has been twice 
married, first in 1856, with Elizabeth Green Hale, and 
second in 1891, with Julia B. Rideout. 

^urvice Christiana, b. Sept. 24, 1829, na. Dec. 36, 1854, 
Obadiah G. Cook, Esq. of Casco ; she d. Mar. 11, 1861, 
leaving three children ; viz. Mary Electa, wife of Geo. 
Hazen, Esq. of Oxford. Charles Sumner, of the firm of 
Symonds, Snow and Cook, lawyers in Portland ; he is a 
member of the Goveraor'g Counck. Qiristiana S, now 
of Bolsters Mills. 



AifDRBW Peterson, b. 1801, and Almira Pratt, both of 
Hebron, were m. June 26, 1825. They had in Welchville 
in 1850, Geneva, aged 15; Leonard, aged 12; Eliza A., 
aged 9 ; Geoi:giana, aged 6 ; Charles, aged 4 and Sulli- 
▼aa, aged 2. 



243 Aimakt of Ox&Htxl. 

W1LI.TAM PncB, son of Dudley and Celia (Weston) Kke, 
b. in Paris Dec. i, 1785 ; m. Nancy Thurston, lived in 
Oxford (27). Children: 

Harriet, b. Sept. 22, 1811 ; Caroline Matilda, b. Feb. 4, 
1813, and Dudley, b. Jan. 7, 1818, m. Dec. ^5, 1857, 
Mary Ann Smith. 

Samuel Pike^ son of John and Mary (Tarbox) Pike of 
Norway was b. Dec. 11, 17S8, d. Dec. 20, 1871. 

By wife vSusanna Wood he had : 
Prescott L., m. Mar. 3, 1839, Emily A. Hill; he m. 2d, 

Oct. 15, 1843, Elizabeth A. Morse; had sons, Albert E., 

Herbert, Alden, Elihu, Sherman, and daughters, Mrs. 

Joseph Smith, Mrs. Chas. B. Keith and Mrs. Morrill 

Fuller. His farm adjoined the Craigie farm. 
Harriet W., b. Aug. 22, 1817. 
Miranda B., b. Sept. 10, 1819, m. Oct. 18, 1837, Jobn 

Rowe, 3d, of Oxford. 
Daniel W., b. Nov. 5. 1823, m. April 26, 1850, Sarah A. 

Ordway. They had Arvilla, b. 185 1 ; Francis Henry, b. 

Jan. 1855; Delphina, b. April 5, 1857, and Daniel, b. 

Feb. 27, 1861. He was killed in the civil war. 
Zeruiah, b. Sept. 5, 1825. 

Charles P., b. May 7, 1827, m. Esther C. Crockett. 
John P., b. Nov. 29, 1829. 
Arvilla, b. Oct. 4, 1830, d. Nov. 5, 1833. 
Susanna, b. Mar. i, 1833, m. April 1853, Thcwnas H. 

Kelley. He was a tailor at Norway ; killed by the cars. 

Robert Pike had a fann (39) adjoining Dudley Pike's 
land, on the Norway road. He was a brother of Samuel, 
b. July 28, 1791, m. in 1812 Susanna, dau. of James Bick- 
ford, who was b. July 7, 1794 and d. Feb. 7, 1858. He m. 
2d a widow Hall, and d. Jan. 20, 1868. His children were; 

Miuia, b. Aug. 29, 1813, ra. Elbridge S. Walcott. 

Zeruiah, b. April 2, 1815, d. Oct. 8, 1822. 

Jacob, b. Dec. 16, 1816, d. April 9, 1841. 

Elvira, b. Aug. 6, 1819, m. William S. Allen. 
The father of Mr. Pike, with his second wife, Sarah (Per- 
i-y) lived in Oxford where she d. in Nov. 1841. Their son 
Calvin F., who had been a trader in Portland, died of con- 
sumption, in Oxford, Dec. 3, 185 1. 

Skth Pikk, son of John and Mercy [Jordan] Pfke of 



Annals of Oxford. 240 

Norway, b. Dec. 5, 1814, m. P<^ly W. Brackett. They 
had Roxa Ann, b. 184J6. 

Israel Pike and RosiHa Oeveland, both of Hebron, and 
Israel Pike and Betsey Washburn, both ol Hebron, pub. 
int. of m. Feb. 23, 1824. 



Luther Farrer Pingree, son of Hoyt and Sarah 
(Turner) Pingree, was born in NcH-way May 25, 1813. He 
came to Craigies Mills to learn the machinests trade, where 
his good character and genial disposition made him a wel- 
come addition to the little community. Sept. 23, 1841, he 
m. Elizabeth Marsh, b. Nov. 9, 1816, dan. of David and 
Margaret (McCurdy) Dexter of Bath. She was a neice of 
Mrs. Marr and had lived with her from childhood. Both 
were musicians and both were interested in the religious, 
educational and social functions of the people. He was a 
stalwart democrat, ready in debate in town and lyceum, an 
officer of the Light Infantry and a Major on Gen. Perry's 
Staff. He removed to Portland in 1845 where he was em- 
ployed as a pattern maker, also as a manufacturer of artifi- 
cial limbs ; he was an ingenious mechanic and is credited 
with inventions that were patented. While in Oxford he was 
chosen class leader at the organization of the Methodist 
Society, but after his removal to Portland, he became in- 
terested in the writings of Sweedenburg and thereafter was 
an enthusiastic worker in the New Church. He died April 
18, 1892 ; she died Sept. 28, 1893. 

Children : 
lone Amelia, b. June 26, 1842, m. Feb, i, 1865, George 

Oscar Sawyer, s. Hartford, Conn. 
Helen Jane Guuthage, b. April 18, 1844, ^' -A^pril 29, 

1875, Eklwin Nichols, master mariner. So. Portland. 
Frank Roundy Aslkon, b. Feb. 23, 1846, m. Feb. 8, 1867, 

Calista Hopkins, s. Boston. 
Innocence, b. Aug. 13, 1847, d. in three days. 
Consuelo Imogene, b. July 1848, d. July 1851. 
Sarah Charlotte Dexter, b. Oct. 4, 1850, m. Nov. 12, 1874, 

Charles F. Keith, s. Watervnlle. 
Malcolm Cameron, b. Sept. 9, 1852, m. May 30, 1876, 

Cora Louisa, dau. of Dr. Rudolph L. Dodge of Portland. 

He m. 2d, Sept, u, 1889, Maud L. Jiw:kson. In 1881, 

he w^« grad, from tii€ N, Y. Me6. Col., s. Pcwtiand. 



250 Arma-lft of Oxiord. 

Vh-gima Dean, b. Sept. 12, 1855, a papular vocafist, m. 

Albert Marwick of Portland; s. Hai-tford, Coun. 
David Henry, b. June 22, *58, m. Lulu L^amar ; s. Hartford. 



Thaddeus Pratt, son of Barnabas and Isabel (Downie) 
Pratt of Bridgewater, Mass. had lot 6 in the 5tli range, ist 
div. He had served as private in the Mass. line and for his 
service was pensioned in 1819. After the death of his fath- 
er his mother came to Hebron and lived with her dau. Mrs. 
Simeon Davie, where she d. Dec. 24, 1831, je. 103. Mr. 
Pratt m. July 23, 177V, Rachel Churchill, who d. Mar. 5, 
1818, yE 65 ; he m. 2d April 14, 1819, Dorothy Russell. 

Children : 
Wilham, b. Mar. 12, 1779, m. July i, 1804, Martha Gur- 
ney and had William, b. 1805, m. Zilpah Brj^ant, s. in 
Paris. Cyprian, b. Sept. 10, 1806, d. Jan 3, 1810. 
Franklin, b. Aug. 22, 1808. Austin, b, Dec. 26, 181 1. 
Rachel C, b. Mar. 29, 1814. Horatio, b. July 12, 1818. 
Josiah, b. May 23, 1783, m. 1807, Sybil Gurney and had 
John, b. July 9, 1808. Azel, b. Sept. 3, 1810. 
Mehitable, b. Mar. 29, 1813. Lemuel, b. Apr. 9, 1818. 
Josiah, b. Aug. i, 1820. 
Barnabas, b. July 13, 1785, d. in his fifth year. 
Rachel, b. Feb. 9, 1788. 

Barnabas, b. Mar. 18, 1790, m. Aug. 1815, Mary Bar- 
rows and had Clementha Granville, b. June 8, 1816. 
Adoniram Judson, b. Dec. 6, 1817. Roswell B., b. 
Nov. I, 1820. 
Susanna, b. June i, 1793, m. Sept. 26, 1813, Seth Basse. 
Polly, b. July 5, 1795, m. Lieut. Eliphalet Sturtevant. 
Cyprian, b. Aug. 8, 1797, m. June 24, 1819, Betsey Dun- 
ham and had Fessenden G., b. June 3, 1820. 
Ruby, b. Feb. 14, 1801. 
Rachel, b. April 28, 1820, by 2d wife. 

Benajah Pratt, b. Aug. 26, 1775, son of Abner, with 
fe, Ruth Bryant and children came to Hebron, from 
Middleboro. Mass. early in the ninteenth century. He had 
farm (187) where he died May 8, 1871. His father, a sol- 
dier in the Revolution, died in Oxford, June 22, 1831, ^86. 
His family record has not been furnished, b«t the following 
were, probably, his chilbren. 
Abner, the Fife Major in Col. Ryereons regiment. 



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Annals of Oxford. 261 

Benajah Pratt, Jr. was b. in 1801, m. Mar. 28, 1824, Mar- 
garet Steadman. Feb. 11, 1826, he m. widow Ruth 
Dennen ; he m. 3d, Charity Elms who died May 9, 
1842 and he m. 4th, Mrs. Ruth W. Hall. He had the 
farm (186) next his father's, but on being appointed sta- 
tion agent he built a house near the depot; later he lived 
next above Mr. Durell's in the village. His son Horatio 
K., b. 1825, m. Nov. 22, 1849, Deborah W. Marshall, 
8. Oxford. He had two or more daughter. He was 
Mr. Welch's agent, prominent in town affairs, served in 
the Legialature, and died Mar. i, 1878. 

Dordana, b. 1794, m. John Thayer. 

Alraira, b. 1806, ra. Andrew Peterson. 

Aberdeen Pratt, ^ 87, per. son of Abner, and wife 
Lydia, m 84, were living in Oxford (122) in 1850, with 
Abiel Pratt, a farmer b. in Mass. in 1802. Widow Lydia 
Pratt d. Mar. 7, 1856. Abiel Pratt and Sarah Steadman, 
both of Hebron, were m. Sept. 29, 1822; she d. June 37, 
1849; ^^ ^- ^^' ^^y 5' 1850, Mrs. Sarah Soule. 

Stephen Pratt, b. Dec. 12, 1778, housewright. per. 
son of Abner, m. Dec. 11, 1808 Lucy S., dau. of Col. 
Nathaniel Fuller, s. Paris. 

Andrew Pratt, b. 1786, per. son of Abner, blacksmith 

at Welchville, m. Chloe who d. July 26, 1820; he m. 

2d, June 22, 1821, Phoebe Jenkins of Norway. 

Children : 
Ruth, b. Feb. 7, 1815 ; Sally, b. Oct. i, 1816; Chloe, b. 
July 17, 1818 ; Abner, b. Sept. 20, 1822 ; Laura Ann, b. 
May II, 1824, and others. His family in 1840, consisted 
of wife, six girls and four boys. 

Zebedee Pratt and Celia Brown, both of Hebron, were 
m. Feb. 2, 1815 and are credited with : 

Cyrus, b. Nov. 6, 1815, lived twelve days. 
Mary Ann, b. Aug. 1817. Samuel B., b. Dec. 23, *I9. 
He m. 2d, 1854, *^^ widow of Jacob D. Brown. 

Alfred and Lydia Pratt are credited on Hebron rec- 
ords with Irene, b.Jan. 13, 1812 and Alfred Cyrus, b. Feb. 
17, 1816 

Nathan Pratt of Paris and Polly Washburn of Hebron 
were m. Jan. 18, 1815. He d. at Oxford Mar. 17, 1833' 
They are credited in Hebron with Alvan, b. Apr. 2, 1816 ; 



962 AnneUs of Oxiord. 

Almira, b. Mar. i8, 1818 ; Lydia Jaae, b. May 6, t8%% 

and Eliza, b. May 6, 1824. 

Jedediah Pratt of Hebroji and Sally Partridge of Poland, 
pub. int. of m. Nov. 14, 1815. 

Alanson Pratt, wife and son were in Oxford in 1840. 



John Pray, aged 46, was a macbinest at the cotton-mill 
in 1850. He had wife, Mary Ann, b. 1815 and sons Hi- 
ram, b. 1839; Winfield S., b. 1841 and Charles H., b. 
1849. Boarders in the family were Keziali Dennin, b, 
1830; Amanda Dennin, b. 1834; Malvina B, Andrews, 
b. 1827 and Columbia Andrews, b. 1832, 

WiLLAM Prdtce had farm (103) in Oxford where he 
Jied May 30, 1850, aged 63 years. He m. Feb. 5, 1833, 
Hannah Gurney of Norway and had : 

George E., b. 1834, ^- C>ct. 8, 1857, Olive D. Pulsifer. 

Isaac, b. 1836. Jesse, b. 1837. Hannah E., b. 

1840, m, Cyrus Scribner. Theodoi'e, b. 1847. 

Seth Randall had lot i, in the 6th range, ist div. He 
was a soldier of the Revolution from Pembroke or Roches- 
ter, Mass. His wife Sarah died in Hebron Sept. 3, 1787, 
and he m. 2d, Oct. 30, 1788, Molly Cushman of New 
Gloucester. He d. Mar. 1817. 

Children ; 
Lydia, b. Feb. 6, 1777. 

Elizabeth, b. April 11, 1779, m. Shepard Bucknam. 
Mary, b. May 24, 1781, m. Samuel Hutchinson. 
Deborah, b. Aug. 29, 1783, d. July 20, 1787. 
Peleg, b. May 24, 1785, married Sept. 14^ 1809, Betsey 

Whitman of Hebron. 
Anna, b. Feb. 15, 1787, d. Oct. 3, 1787. 
Molly, died Sept. 7, 17^. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1797, m. Mar. 31, i8ai, Jacob Allen 

of Pownal. 
Polly, b. Mar. 5, 1799. 
Juditli, b. July i^, 1802, 



Aimals of Oxford. 253 



Artbmas Rawson, son of Artemas and Dorcas (Batch- 
eider), was b. in Upton, Mass. Aug. 13, 1785. His parents 
came to Paris and he lived with, or near, them until 1832 
when he came to Craigies Mills, taking a house south-side 
of Pleasant street and shop opposite the head of the street. 
His little shoemakers shop was a popular resort of the vil- 
lage boys, who never tired listening to his quaint stories 
and good humored gossip. He m. Feb. 16, 1816, Dorcas 
Rice and late in life, they moved to L,ynn, where he died 
Nov. 20, 1869 ; she died in 1884. 

Children : 
Solon, b. Oct. 29, 1817, m. Lydia Downing, s. Oxford. 
Aurilia P., b. July 22, 1819, m. Horace Foss, s. N. Strat- 
ford, N. H. 
Artemas Warren, b. July 18, 1821, m. Eleanor Hovey, 
s. Arlington,, Mass. 

Mary R., b. Oct. i^, 1823, m. Oliver, s. California. 

William Rice, b. May i, 1826. m. Phoebe Nickerson, s. 

Pawtucket, R. I. and later in California. 
Dorcas B., b. May 26, 1828, unm. 

Miranda, b. June 17, 1831, m. Charles A. Rice, s. Lynn. 
Ann Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1833, m. --— - Swan, s. Lynn. 
James Rice, b. July 6, 1835, "^- Sarah P. Merrill, s. 

Somerville, Mass. 
Martin Van Buren, b. July 17, 1837, m. Thirza Jones, s. 

Somerville, Mass. 
Elbridge Marcellas, b. Nov. 12, 1840. 
Samuel G., b. Dec. 10, 1842. 



John Records, Jr. of Bridgewater, Mass. settled on a 
k>t in Paris that was afterwards set into Hebron. His fath. 
er died in Hebron Sept. 24, 183 1, ^ 95 ; he died Dec. i, 
1837. His wife was Ruth, dau. of Perez Tubbs. 

Children ; 
Perez Tubbs, b. Aug. 5, 1796, d. June 8, 1890. He was 
a blacksmith, m. Jan. 10, 1818, Asenath Tubbs of Dres- 
den ; lived in several places ; see History of Paris. 
Israel, b. Mar. 18, 1798. 
Orilla, b. Mar. 17, 1800, m. Ervin Glover. 
John, b. Dec. 6, 1801, m. Feb. 20, 1825, Almira Perry. 
Polly, b. May 7, 1804, m. 1828, Abel Bisbee (d Paris. 



254 AnnaJs of Oxford. 

Ruth, b. May 28, 1806. 

Charles, b. Dec. 17, 1810, lived three days. 

Charles, b. June 28, i8i3, lived seventeen months. 

Olive, b. July 28, 1816. 

Rosanna and Rebecca, twins, b. April 10, 1818 ; Rebecca 

lived but seventeen days. 

Isaac Record, m. Huldah and had in Hebron : 

\ndrew, b. Sept. 8, 1788. m. Judith Tripp and had Wil- 
liam H., b. Dec. 28, 181 1 ; Huldah M., b. Dec. 11, 
1813 ; Andrew H., b. Sept. 10, 1815, d. in his third 
year; Bartimeus, b. Aug. 21, 1817, and Charles G., 
b. Oct. 4, 1819. 

lannah, b. Aug. 10, 1789. 

[acob, b. Aug. 16, 1793, lived ten days. 

^saac, b. April 14, 1795, m. Hannah dau. of Joseph 
Sturtevant of Paris and had Hannah, b. Sept. 27, 1818; 
Julia A., b. 1828; Ekimund, b. 1833; Sumner, b. 1835 
and Augusta, b. 1844. 

acob, b. May 24, 1798, m. July 16, 1818, Laura Bum- 
pas and had Jacob Eldridge, b. Feb. 21, 1820. 

Isaac Record d. Apr. 6, 1845 ; wife d. May 26, 1852. 

WiNSLOW Record bought, in 1803, lot 10, in the 2d ra. 
2d div. and by wife Hannah, is credited in Hebron, with 
Hannah, b. Mar. 29, 1807, m. Sept. 6, 1830, Leonard 

Sturtevant of Paris. Mr. R. d. in Oxford, Oct. 3, 1831. 

Chandler Records, b. 1802, son of Winslow, had 

Farm (135) Oxford. His wife, b. 1804, was Eliza, dau. of 

.evi Cushman; both her mother, Rhoda, ^ 81, and his 

lother, Hannah, m 78, were living in his family in 1850. 

Children : 
Mary Melvina, b. Feb. 24, 1830. 
lolomon Winslow, b. April 23, 1832, m. Feb. 16, 1854, 

Mahala M. Wardwell. 
Eliza Ellen, b. Oct. 12, 1836. 
Chandler Malloy, b. Oct. 4, 1838. 
Elizabeth Thatcher, b. April 15, 1840. 
Abner Eugene, b. Dec. 14, 1841. 
Miranda, b. 1843 and Sarah E,, b. Aug. 24, 1848. 

Reuben Rich appears to have been the first of the name 
to take laud in Hebron. Whitney's note-book, under date 



Aimarte of Oxford. 255 

erf 1811, says that he had llnrty seven acres of land 
bounded by the lands of Moses Gammon, John Greeley, 
Johii Burns and John Linnell. Reuben Rich and Olive 
Barker, both of Hebron, were m. Oct, 19, 1814 and are 
credited with children on Oxford records. Wife d. Jan. 27. 
1837 ; he was living in 1840, being then upwards of 70, 

Childi*en : 
Jeremiah Allen, b. July 30, 1815, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Har 

riet R. Keene. 
Olive Morse, b. Jan. 5, 1818^. 
Reuben, b. Sept. 24, 1820. 
Louis Stephen, b. April 18, 1825. 
Martha Linda, b. April 19, 1828. 
Susan Allen, b. June 27, 1830. 

Samuel Rich, brother of Reuben, had farm adjoining. 

Both he and his wife, Rebecca K. were living in Oxford in 

1850 ; he ^ 84 and she je 'ji. 
Children : 

Joseph Gates, b. Aug. 6, 1799, m. Rosmond and had 

Ellen Jane, b. Mar. i, 1827. 

John Stephens, b. Jan. 3, 1802, m. Sarah H. and 

had Jedediah Gates, b. Feb. 19, 1824; Henry Washing- 
ton, b. Feb. 27, 1826; Betsey, b. Jan. 7, 1828; Sam- 
uel Seth, b. Mar. 4, 1830, m. June 15, 1852, Mahala H. 
Glines of Turner; Peter, b. April 15, 1832} Leonard 
Freeman, b. Sept. 2, 1834; John Lewis, b. Feb. 16, 
1838; Norono, b. 1841 and Imogine, b. 1846. 

Samuel, b. Jan. 23, 1804. 

Hezekiah S., b. Sept. 22, 1805, ^- Jerusha ■«~- and had 
Hester Ann, b. Sept. 4, 1829, d. May 30, 185 1 ; John 
Francis Burns, b. Aug. i, 1831 ; Nathaniel Atwood, b. 
Aug. 6, 1834, d. Mar. 22, 1839; James Aretas, b. June 
I, 1836, m. 1855, Mary Saunders ; Mary Gelinda, b. 
Oct. 28, 1838; Susan Elizabeth, b. Sept. i, 1840; 
Nancy M., b. 1843; Lydia A., b. Aug. 16, 1845; 
Hollis M. b. July 22, 1846 and Horace B., b. 1848. 

Elvira, b. June 10, 1807. 

Reuben, b. July 23, 1812, m. July 5, 1838, Phcebe Mar- 
tin and had Margaret, b. June 26, 1839; Simon Har- 
dy, b. Sept. 21, 1840; James F., b. Feb. 27, 1845 and 
Flora A., b. Dec. 21, 1848. 

Simon Harding, b. Sept. 10, 18 14 

Mary Gates, b, Juaae 12, 18 16, m, Mar. 9, i8;?7, John 
M«r^. 



256 Aimals of Oxford. 

Aaron Warren, b. Mar. 6, 1818, m. Sept. 9, 1839, Mary 
Ordway and had Josephine, b. 1840 ; Angelia A., b. 
1842 : Christiana, b. July 7, 1846; Edwin W., b, 1848 
and George T. M., b. 1850. 

Tabitha Ann, b. July 28, 1821. 

Warren Rich was found dead Sunday morning. Sept, 

I, 1889. 

Stephen Rich and Leafy Whitney, both of Oxford, were 
manied May 5, 1832, and had: 
George Clinton, b. Aug. 16, 1833. 
Charles Edgar, b. Nov, 27, 1834. 
Albion Augustus, b. April 4. 1836. 
Emeline Celestia, b. July 17, 1838. 
Frances Ellen Warren, b. April 22, 1840. 



John Richards settled in that part of Hebron (105) set 
off to Oxford; name changed to John Lee, see page 221. 
He had brothers Benjamin, at (106) Samuel, at (112) and 
Isaac, d. in Oxford, April 6, 1845. Their father, Tristram, 
lived with Samuel, where he d. 1845. See Hist, of Paris. 

David Richardson is credited in Hebron with : 

Hannah P., b. April 23, 1797 ; Sophia Darling, b. July 
23, 1798; David, b. April 22, 1801 ; Otis, b. April 26, 
1803 and Martin, b. July 25, 1805. 

Eliab Richmond bought of Mr. Shepard, in 1780, lot 9 
(100 acres) in the 5th range, for wiiich he promised to pay 
150 bushels of good wheat. In March, 1798, he bought of 
Dr. Craigie, lot 8 in the 7th range, for $218. He was a 
private in Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co. at the seige of Bos- 
ton and was among the first to break ground in Oxford. 

He was bom in Middleboro. Mass. April 3, 1752, son of 
Henry and Sarah (Washburn) Richmond, a lineal descen- 
dant of tlie pilgrim, John. His wife was Hannah Holmes 
of Plymouth and their oldest children were born in that 
town. She was b. Sept. 9, 1753 and d. Mar. 19, 1848 ; he 
was instantly killed by falling from a load of hay July 13, 

1831. Their children were : 

Hannah, b. Aug. 3, 1774, m- Nathaniel Barrows who d. 

Sept. 14, 1829; she d. June 29, 1830. 



Annals of Oxford. 257 

Ruth, b. Mar. 3, Vj*j6, m. Ichabod Bryar^ 
Isi-ael, b. Jan. 9, 1778, m. Chloe Crooker. 
Jane, b. Dec. 28, 1779, m. John Frost of Noway. 
Polly, b. Nov. 26, 1 781, m. Arodus Bryant of Paris. 
Desire, b. July i, 1784^ m. Zebulon Bryant. 
Eliab, b. May 3, 1786, m. Sally Bnllen. 
Simeon, b. July 28, 1788, d, Aug. 6, 1791. 
Jonathan, b. Sept. 28, 1790, lived about two years. 
Simeon, b. Mar. 12, 1793, d. Jiine 28, 18 10. 
Esther, b. April 30, 1795, m. Ezra Wright. 
Rhoda, b. July 9, 1797, m, Jesse Witliana. 

IsREAL Richmond, son of EKab, m. Chloe Crooker of 
Hebron ; he m. 2d in 1802, his cousin Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 
1780, dau. of George and Zylpah (Richmond) Bramhall of 
Plymouth. The family moved to Dixfield, Me. wliere he 
was drowned Aug. 12, 1822; his widow became the wife 
of William Worcester. 

Children : 
Martha, b. July 15, 1800, m. Eli Morse. 
Chloe, b. Sept. 5, 1801, m. Benjamin Peterson. 
Israel, b, May 10, 1803, m. Phoebe Bryant. 
Sarah, b. Mar. 24, 1804, m. Erastus Hall. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 31, 1806, ra. James White. 
Lydia, b. Dec. 8, 1808, m. Zebulon Bryant and I. Mann. 
Simeon, b. May i, 1810, d. at the age of eighteen. 
Reuben, b. Oct. 181 2, m. Serena H. Foster, went to Cal'a. 
Nancy and Ruth, died young. 
Rosanna, b. Feb. 1822, d. unm. 1857. 
Rosella, b. 1824, m. Alden Savery. 
Nathan, went to California. 

Eliab Richmond, Jr. m. June 13, i8ti, Sally Bullen. 
He was a Captain in the militia and held other public offi- 
ces. He moved to Dixfield in 1815 and removed to Rum- 
ford in 1837. Children: 

Sarah Chase, b. June 10, 1812, d. in her fourth year. 
Eliza Rawson, b. June 12, 18 14, m. Samuel M. Smith of 

Dixfield. 
Julia Ann, b. May 30, 1816, m. Dec. 30, 1857, Ephraim 

Bartlett of Bethel. 
Daniel EHab, b. Sept, 18, i8l8, d, at the Theological 

Seminary, May 4, 1842. 
Benjamin Franktin, b. July 14, 1820, m. Miss Wyman of 

Roimford. He died in Dixfield. 



268 Annals ot Oaibrd. 

Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 9, 1823, d. May 14, 1825. 

Diantha Augusta, b. Sept. 14, 1825, m. Warren Robin- 
son, s. California. 

William Crawford, b. Feb. 3, 1828, m. in California, j. 
Addie Reed. 

Abigail Rawson, b. Aug. 25, 1831, d. Oct. 15, 1846. 

Vurelia Malvina, b. Jan. 31, 1834, "^- ^barles B. Plum- 
raer and died in California in 1856. 

IsREAL Richmond, Jr. m. June 30, 183 1, Phoebe Bry- 
uit. They lived in Canton, Jay and (164) Oxford; both 
died in So. Boston; she Sept. 14, 1886 and he Feb. 8, '87. 

Children : 
Augustus C, b. Mar. 18, 1832, m. Mar. 17, 1851, Cynthia 

H. Crooker and had Augustus P. b. in Oxford Jan. 26, 

1852, died June 29, 1861. 
Albion K., b. Aug. 22, 1834, m. Nov. 21, 1858, Harriet 

A. Whitney of Charlestown. They had, born in Oxford, 

Warren A., b. Sept. 29, 1859, ^' Maggie E. Pratt. 

Henry L., b. Dec. 19, 1861. Edwin F., b. Aug. 20, 

1864, m. Louisa Ann (Robinson), wibow of Dr. Edwin 

Wood, has a beautiful home on King street. Tracy I., 

b. So. Boston July 8, 1873, ^- Lillian Whitney Holden. 

Karl Denton, b. So. Boston Mar. 2, 1881. 
Israel A., b. in Jay Mar. 11, 1836. 
Ircaie A., b. Aug. 22, 1837, m. John Whitney and d. ii 

Paris Nov. 7, 1874. 
Chloe E., b. May 6, 1840, m. Daniel Sands. 
Emerson Israel, b. Aug. 20, 1842, m. Elizabeth Styles of 

Norway, had Daniel S., b. ki Oxford May 23, 1873 and 

died Sept. 30, 1898. 
JuHa A., b. Sept. 9, 1845, m. Elbridge McKuhn. 
Jane P., m. James Farris and died at Oxford Aug. 1886. 

Timothy Hunt Rickbr, son of Noah, was b. 1803 in 
Shapleigh, Me. He was a blacksmith, came from Otisiield 
to Craigies Mills in the fall of 1830, leasing house and shop 
on north side of King street, from Major Nortou. He later 
moved to a new house and shop nenr the brick school-house 
and in 1848, he moved his family to Harrison. In that town 
he and his sons built up a large bnsiness manufacturing pla- 
ing and other machines, theii- own patents. His wife. Dm- 
silla, was born May 9, 1802, dau. of Nathan and Olive 



Annals of Oxi'ord, 260 

(Weymouth) Wiggin of Parsonsfield ; she d. Oct. 19, *79; 
he d. July 29, 1891. 

Children : 
Nathan Wiggin, b. April i, 1828, m. Louisa Sanford of 

New York City, he lives thei^. 
Sherburne Haskell, b. Dec. 17, 1830, m. 1854, Amelia 

Martin of Bridgton who d. in 1861 ; he m. 2d, the next 

year, Abbie Merrow of Harrison who d. in 1867, and in 

Aug. 1871, he m. 3d, A. Maria Kneeland of Harrison. 
He d. in Harrison, Jan. 3, 1902. 
Horatio Swasey, b. Jan. 10, 1832, went to Cal'a. in 1849. 
Charles Franklin, b. Aug. 24, 1834, m. Zilpah Brickett 

who d. in 1881 ; he m. 2d, Cora Burnham, s. Harrison. 
Olive Jane, b. Dec. 14, 1836, m. Hartley Lewis. 
Freeland Holmes, b. July 19, 1839, ™- Mary Tourtellotte ; 

he is a trader in Harrison. 
Alvin Parsons, b. Aug. 13, 1841, m. Fannie Tibbetts, he 

lives in Harrison. 
Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 16, 1843, m. John N. Smith. 

Isaac Roberts and Abigail Merrill, both of Hebron, m. 
Dec. II, 1808; a child of theirs d. the following year. 

Joseph Robbins was a Serg't. in Capt. Jacobs' Plymouth 
Co. in 1780, and was, probably, the Joseph Robbins who 
died in Hebron Sept. 10, 1819, ^ 57 ; his wife, Lucy, d. 
Oct. 26, 1816, JE 58. 

Children, as per Hebron records : 
Sally, b. May 18, 1788; Thomas, b. May 7, 1790; 

Calvin, b. Nov. 29, 1792, m. Jan. 24, 1822, Sally Cous- 
ins and had Sally, b. Oct. 17, 1825 ; Joseph Thomas, 
b, April 5, 1827, d. in second year; Clarissa, b. Nov. 
14, 1828, and a child, b. Dec. 22, 1829. 
Leander, b. Oct. 29, 1795. 

Nathaniel Robbins of Plymouth bought, in 1801, of 
Elnathan and Lydia Lucas of Hebron, one half of lot 10, in 
the 9th range, 2d div. and the whole of the adjoining lot in 
the 8th range. He is credited in Hebron, name of wife not 
given, with children, as fallows :— Natlianiel, b. Feb. 7, 

1803 ; Charles, b. Aug. 26, 1804, ^' i" his second year; 

Oliver, b. Mar. 15, 1805 and Charles, b. June 2, 1^06. 



260 Aimals of Oxford. 

Elizabeth RobWns and Jonathan Lucas, both of Hebron, 
were ra. Ja«. 1802 

Sally Robbias and Abraham Heath, m. July 21, 1803. 



Samukl RoBmsoN, son of Elijah of Barre, Mass,, latei 
oi Paris, came to Hebron before the town was incorporated 
[ie had lot 7 in the 5th range and was the Captain of on 
of the companies that marched to the defence of Portland. 
He m. Feb. 11, 1793, Sally, b. Mar. 16, 1763, daughte 
)f Ebenezer and Sai-ah (Chase) Rawson of Paris. She c 
at Oxford Mar. 2, 1835 and he ra. 2d, Nov. 24, 1835, Mr.- 
Elizabeth Williams ; she was living in the family of Sam- 
uel, Jr. in 1850, M 86. Mr. R. was b. Mar. 25, 1761, an 
d. at Oxford Dec. 28, 1836. 

Children : 
Prescott, b. Jan. 27, 1794, a cadet at West Point in 1817 
'George, b. May 28, 1797, m. Feb. 16, 1820, Hannah, I 
Jan. 31, 1789, dau. of Stephen March of Worsester, Mas,' 
They lived at (190) Oxford, where she d. Jan. 2, 1877 
he d. April 8, 1890. Their children were : George Oli 
ver, b. Mar. 13, 1821, graduated from Bowdoin Col leg 
in 1849, taught school, read law and settled in the prac- 
tice in Blomington, 111. He m. Aug. 23, 1854, Marianne 
Greene and is now living in Cambridge, Mass. Stephei 
March, b. May 7, 1822, lived three weeks; Milton, b. 
April 19, 1823, m. Sylvia Jane Farrington, and died at 
Mechanic Falls, Aug. i, 1876. Everline Prudentia, d. 
May 16, 1826, d. Oxford, Aug. i, 1893; Julia, b. Aug. 
19, 1828, d. in her fourth year, and Sally Rawson, d. 
[an. 19, 1831, d Feb. 8, 1836. 

imuel, b. July 15, 1802, m. Mar. 21, 1825, Mary W. 
Williams of Hebron. They lived at (203) Oxford, where 
he d. May 20, 1872. Their children were: Samuel 
Williams, b. Feb. 6, 1830; Mary Ann, b. Nov. 21, 
1832, ra. Nov. 22, 1851, Abiatha Richmond of Greene, 
and Caroline Elizabeth, b. Jnne 16, 1837. 

Joseph Robinson, son of James and Mary (Aspen) 
Robinson, was b. May 9, 181 2 in Hunslett, near Leeds, 
Eng. His father was a wool dyer, and he '*began to work 
and picen behind a spinning-jack before he was nine years 
old". He served a regular apprenticeship in dyeing, at 
Leeds, worked at his trade in Germany and Austria, and in 



Annals of Oxtord. 281 

1838 he arrived in New York with less than the price of a 
dinner in his pocket. Men of his capability are always in 
demand, he was a bom "Captain oi Industry" and after a 
few years employment at his trade, he was promoted to the 
superintendency of mills, and about 1850, he was induced 
by John Hall to come to Oxford and take an interest in the 
factory. On the retiren>ent of Mr. Hall, Mr. R. commenc- 
ed extensive improvements, greatly improving and increas- 
ing the product of the mills, and in 1862 the Robinson Man- 
facturing Co. was incorporated, with himself as manager. 

He was united in marriage, Mar. 26, 1833, ^^ ^^ church 
at Leeds, with Frances Ann, b. Nov. 28, 1814, daughter of 
Thomas Lewis. She bore him sixteen children and died 
sincerel}- loved and respected, Nov. 18, 1890. Their home 
in Oxford was in the little cottage, opposite the head of 
King street ; increasing wealth made no change in their 
habits or manner of living. He d. Mar. 6, 1895. 

Children ; 
Isabel, d. in her fifth year. 

Mary Sarah, m. George J. Parrott, s. Oxford. 

ames, b. Oct. 27, 1836, d. Dec. i, 1838. 

lizabeth, b. at sea, Sept. 11, 1838, d. Oct. 2, 1838. 

- raucis, twin with Elizabeth, m. George E. Andrews. 

Thomas Lewis, h. Aucf. 3, 1840, m. Louisa Weeks, had 
sons Jos. Lewis and Chas. Albert. He d. June, 1890. 

[oseph R., b. May 7, 1842, d. Jan. 15, 184^ 
^=iiily, b. Nov. 27, 1843, d. Sept. 12, 1883. 

iiam, b. Oct. 6, 1845, d. at sea, June 8, 1847. 
-ouisa Ann, b. May 19, 1848, m. Dr. Ebwin Wood and 

had Aithur; both husband and son d. in 1887. She m. 

2d, Edwin F. Richmond, lives in Oxford. 
;>ucretia Adeline, b. June 9, 1850, m. Robert A. Whyte, 

had Oena M. and d. Sept. 10, 1890. 
iohn Baliey, b. Aug. 16, 1852, m. Cora B. Millett and 

had Joseph and Leotine. He is Pres. of the Mfg. Co. 
diina Almira, b. Dec 5, 1854, ™' Thomas Carr. 
Henrietta L, b. Feb. 16, 1857, d. May 18, 1877. 
A cliild. d. unnamed. 
Albei i Ldward, b. May 20, 1862, d. Jan. i, 1898. He 

was Uie company's Agent. 



Zacheus Rowe, in Hebron before the incorporation, had 
lot 5, in the 4th range, by agreement with Mr. Shepard, '«in 



262 Annals of Ozfbrd. 

his life time". Bethiah, his wife, d. Aug. 13, 1851, m 77 y. 

5 BQ. Children, as per Hebron records : 

Bethiah, b. Feb. 12, 1775, m. Aug. 9, 1800, Joseph Bar- 
rett of Sumner. 

Solomon, b. Oct. 14, 1776. 

Zacheus, b. Sept. 6, 1778. 

Dimick Day, b. Sept. 4, 1780, ra. Mar. 17, 1802, Hanaal 
Drake and had Susannah, b. Apr. 20, 1805, m. 1826, 
Ivory Tarbox; Solomon, b. Sept. 19, 1807; Retecca, 
b. Aug. 10, 1810; Zachariah, b. Sept. 9, 1813, d. in 
his 2d year; Zachariah, b. Dec. 30, 1816; Martha, b. 
Dec. 29, 1819; Mahala, b. Apr. 22, 1823; Bethiah, b. 
Oct. 13, 1824 and Polly, b. Dec. 24, 1825. 

:enjamin, b. May 16, 1782, m. Nov. 18, 1802, Hannah 
Decoster and had Priscilla, b. May 8, 1803, ra. Nov. 

7, 1822, Ebenezer Irish of Buckfield. Louisa, b. Feb. 
6, 1805, m. Apr. 1822, Solomon Doble of Sumner. 
Sally, b, Apr. 14, 1807; Caroline, b. Apr. 21, 1809; 
Samuel, b. May 6, 181 1 ; Betsey, b. Dec. 14, 1812 and 
Chloe, b, Feb. 13, 1817. 

Betsey, b. Sept. 23, 1783, m. Rogers Decoster. 
Joseph, b. May 23, 1785, m. Apr. 9, 1807, Eleanor Irish 
and had Almeda, b. Mar. 21, 1808; Eleanor, b. Nov. 

8, 1809, m. George Bicknell of Buckfield; Rebecca, 
b. Aug. 3, 1812; Charles G., b. May 10, 1814; Syl- 
vira, b. June 28, 1816; Joseph W., b. June 27, 1818 ; 
Abigail B., b. Aug. 27, 1820. 

Polly, b. Aug. 24, 1786, m. Solomon Morgan. 
Sally, b. Sept. 23, 1791, m. Seth Keene. 

John Rowe, b. Dec. 16, 1757, son of David of Glouces- 
ter, Mass. served in the Revolution and was pensioned for 
his service. He m. Aug. 9, 1791, Mary Gardiner; resided 
in Minot, and later in that part of Hebron known as the 
Webber district. He was living in Oxford in 1830, and in 
1840, was living in the family of Mary Sturtevant, in Paris. 
His wife d. in Oxford, Aug. 20, 1832, m 74 years ; he d. 
June 28, 1845. 

Children : 
John, m. Polly Davis, lived in Oxford, names of children 
not reported, but in 1830 his family consisted of 3 males 
and 3 females, all under twenty years of age. Both him- 
self and wife were living in 1850 ; he aged 69 and she 74 
years. Their son John, m. Dec. 26, 1831, Jane Hill of 



Annals o€ OxScxd, 263 



Paris; he m. id, Oct, i8, 1837, Miranda Pike of Oxford 
and had Granvilk, b. i8$8. 

Joseph, died in infancy, 

Su&an, b. Sept. 21, 1785, d. at (a6) Oxford, unmarried, 
Aug. 9, iS^i. 

Jos^h, b. Jan. 7, 1788, m. Jan. 6, 1811, Mrs. Elixabetli 
Eaton, b. Apr. 24, 1786, dau. of David Whittemore. 

By her fir^ husband she had tliree daughters, viz : — 
Eliza Eaton, ra. Archelaus Fuller of Norway and 2d, 

Sumner Frost of the same town. Ann Eaton, m. 

Mclntire, and Caroline Eaton, m. Feb, 21, 1833, 
Thomas Martin of Greenwood. 
They had, born in Hebron, Samuel Allen, b. Nov. 16, 
i8ii, m. Sept. 15, 1839, Jerusha G. Webber, who with 
her infant, d. Dec. 9, 1842. He ra. 2d, Aug. 17, 1843. 
Martha Pierce of Norway, had Adnah Dennison, b. Mar. 
22, 1846 and d. July 23, 1850. Susan, b. July 14, 1813. 
d. April 22, 1823. Stephen Pottle, b. July 4, 1815, m. 
April 13, 1840, Elizabeth P. Mixer; he m. 2d, Jan. 6, 
Elvira Stevens, lives at Bryants Pond. Isaac Atwood, 
b. Aug. 10, 1817, m. Jan. 15, 1843, Judith Rowe ; he 
d. Mar. 4, 1868, at Woodstock. Abigail, b. Mar. 20, 
1819, m. Jan. i, 1840, Zebulon Rowe. Joseph Gardi- 
ner, b. Oct. 21, 1820, m. Nov. 13, 1845, Deborah R. 
Whitehouse, s. (107), had Frederick, b. Sept. 19, 1847. 
David Whittemore, b. Oct. 12, 1822, m. Aug. 10, 1851, 
Emily C. Billings ; he d. at Oxford, April 3, 1861. Tim- 
othy, b, Oct. 17, 1824, m. Oct. 8, 1848, Lucinda Bil- 
lings. Hannah, b. July 13, 1827, m. Simon Billings. 
Gideon, b. and d. in Oct. 1829. 

Mary, b. Sept. 25, 1789, m. Andrew Case; she d. at her 
sister Susan's, in 1852. 

David, died young. 

Nathan, m. June, 1822, Harriet J. Dyer of Otisfield, and 
had George, b. Mar. 26, *23 and Emily, b. June 14, '24. 



Simeon and Rebecca Rowe had in Hebron, Merrill 
Jordan, b. Oct. 18, 1819. 

William and Sarah Rowe had in Hebron, Newell V. 
b. Oct. 19, 1821 ; Loramantha, b. June 25, 1824 and Wil- 
liam E., b. Sept, 26, 1828. 

Lydia Rowe and William Stanley, both of Oxf. pub. 1834, 
Olive Rowe and James Stanley, both of Oxf. pub, 1834. 



234 Axmals of Oadbrd. 



Solomon Russell and Nabby Wright, both of Hebron, 
were m. May 21, 1807. 

Ephraim Russell of Hebron and Betsey Crooker of Bu<:k- 
field, pmb. int. m. in 181 1, and in 1824, Ephraim Ruasell 
of Hartford and Sally Crooker of Hebron were pub. 

Nathaniel Russell, upwards of 70 years of age, and fam- 
ily, consisting of one female under 60, two under 30, two 
under 20, and two males under 20, were living in Oxford 
at the time of its incorporation. 

Joseph Russell and Zylpha W. Morse were m. July 29, 
1837 ; lived at (iii) Oxford. He was b. in 181 2 and his 
vife was two yeai-s older. Their children we^re . 

Joseph B., b. 1840; Octavia E., b. 1842 ; Daniel R., b. 

1844; George, b. May 22, 1845; Horace M., b. June 

29, 1847, and John, b. 1849. Family went out West. 

Philo E. Russell, brother of Joseph and two years his 
ouior, occupied the farm after his brother's removal. He 
lad wife Aurelia, b. 1807, and sons Sylvester, b. 1839 ^"^ 
George, b, 1841. 



Nathaniel Sampson, b. 1802, with wife Lydia settled 
in Oxford before 1840, and is credited with children as fol- 
lows : Octavia, b. 1830; Louisa C, b. 1832; Sarah 
Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1834- Angelia, b. April 8, 1836, and 
Lydia A., b. 1841. 

Luther and Mary Sampson are credited in Oxford with 
Andrew L., b. May i, 1844. 



Benjamin Sanborn, Jr. and Sally Hilborn, both of Ox- 
ford, were m. Jan. 14, 1834. ^^ "^^^ born in 18 11, lived 
on Pidgeon Hill : his father was living with him in 1850, 
JK 77 years. Children r 

Francis Augustus, b. Feb. 27, i8'?5, d. May 184^. 

Ellen Maria, b. July 4. 1841. 

Harlan P., b. Sept. 20, 1848. 

Nathaniel, J. Saunders, b. 1806, lived (15) Oxford. 



Annals of Oxfwd. 265 



iy wife Hannah, he had Mary, b. 1838 ; Jane, b. 1840 ; 
John C, b, 1843, and EMzsl C, b. July 14, 1845. 



AsNER Shaw was b. Mar. 6, 1784, son of Abner* and 
Abigail (Eaton) Shaw. His mother was a lineal descend- 
ant of the Mayflower Pilgrims, Francis Eaton and John 
Alden. His parents had sixteen children, only seven sur- 
vived infancy. The family came to Paris soon after 1790 
aad settled on lot 6, in the 7th range, the same being now 
occupied by their g. grand-son, William C. Shaw. The 
Oxford Shaws are descendants of Abraham' and Bridget 
(Best) Shaw, who came from Halifax, Eng. about 1635, 
and died at Dedham, Mass. in 1638, in line as follows, viz : 
John* and Alice (Phillips) of Weymouth ; Ben j ami n^ and 
Hannah (Bicknell) of Taunton ; Benjamin^ and Margaret 
(Dean) of Middleborough ; John^ and Hannah [White] of 
Middleborough; Abner*. Abner7 was a housewright, set- 
tled at Craigies Mills, about 1812, and engaged in trade. 
He later sold his stock to his brother Cynis, built himself 
a house on Pleasant street [65 J and worked at his trade and 
in the saw-mill until a short time before his death, Oct. 16, 
1858. He m. Mar. i, 1807, Hannah, b. Sept. 9, 1787, dau. 
of Banid and Phoebe [Doughty] Gary , who d. Feb. 8, ♦68. 

Children : 
[ane Doughty, b. at Paris, Sept. 2, 1808, m. Lorenzo D. 

Lombard; she d. at her bro. Albert's, New York city, 

Oct. 8, 1899 and was buried at Oxford. 
Harriet Eaton, b. at Otisfield, Ju^e 3, 181 1, m. David W. 

Gates; she d. at Blackstone, Mass. Aug. 1895. 
Albert Eaton, b. April i, 1823, m. Nov. 28, 1849, Harriet 

Eliza, dau. of Wm. R. Cobb of Portland ; he d. in New 

York city, Sept. 11, 1901. 
Emily Rosella, b. Feb. 19, 1828, d. the following Oct. 
Edwin Augustus, b. Sept. 11, 1829, m. Oc^. 4, 1853, 

Clara, dan. of Wm. G. Copeland ; he d. at Buffalo, N. 

Y. Feb. 5, 1883. 

Gyrus Shaw, brother of Abner', was b. Mar. 25, 1790. 
See sketch page 116. He m. Nov. 16, 1816, Hannah, 
dau. of Edward and Betty f Shaw^ fKing^ Keith of Paris 
and d. Jan. 12, 1833. His wife was b. in Bndgewater, Ms. 
F^. 12, 1797, m. 2d, Dennis Hayes, and d. Oct 18, iV^" 
Children : 



266 Aimate of Oxford. 

Diana Eaton, b. May 23, 1819, m. June 8, 1844, Dr. S 
H. Tewksbury; she d. in Portland, Sept. 21, 1899. 

Albion Keith, b. Mar. i, 1822, lived eighteen months. 

Albion, b. Aug. 22, 1824, lived thirteen months. 

Cornelia E., b. Feb. 5, 1827, m. 1847, Francis Blake, t 
Portland; she d. Feb. 6, 1859 leaving one daughter. 

Edward Shepard is credited in Hebron with daught. 
AdoHne, b. Jan. 8, 1807; he was probably a kinsman < 
Alexauber, the grantee ; see page 9. 



Isaac Shurtleff is credited in Hebron with Asaph, b. 
Dec. 10, 1797, d. Nov. 16, 1805; Sophia, b. Oct. 26, 
1800; Isaac, b. April 19, 1804, and Irene, b. March 21, 
1807. The Hist, of Paris says that he was a son of Zach- 
ariah of Plympton, that he died at Paris in 1818, m 44, 
leaving two daughters, Sophia, m. Henry Knight, s. Dex- 
ter, and Irene, m. Moses Kilgore of Newr)^ His wife was 
Abiah Soule, she became the second wife of John Kilgore 
of Bethel, and d. at Dexter, Apr. 4, 1875, aged 100 years, 
6 months and 21 days. 

Jaib Shurtleff, under 40, had a family at Oxford in 
1830, consisting of one female under 40, and one under 20, 
one male under 30, one under 20, and one under 10. 

Perhaps an error in spelling cliristen name, may have 
been intended for Giles. 

Giles Shurtleff, son of Jonathan, Jr., was b. in Paris 
Mar. 31, 1798. He was a school teacher and farmer, ser- 
ved on the first School Board in Oxford, and continued an 
active friend of the schools here, also in Paris where he re- 
turned before 1840. He m. Jan. 15, 1828, Clasissa, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Bullen, and lived with him on what is now 
the town farm. Children: 

Harlem P., b. Sept. 23, 1837, ^' ^^ ^^^ array, Apr. 11, *63. 
Mary E., b. May 14, 1844. 

Adolphus Shurtleff and Mary A. Parsons, both of 
Oxford, m. Mar. 12, 1839. ^^ was a brother of Giles, b. 
July 2. 1804; farm (175), no children reported. 

William Shurtleff was living in Oxford in 1830, but was 
nrobably without a family. 



Amaais of Oxford. 267 



Joseph SmiTH is credited in Hebron witn t 
Rosanna, b. Aug. 29, 1800, d. Jan. 22, i8i8# 
Sally, b, Oct. 11, 1803. 

Solomon, b. Sept. 26, 1806, d. Mar. 30, 1832. 
Sullivan, b. Mar. 23, 1809. 
Glemena, b. Nov. 6, 181 2, d. Aug. 23, 1834. 

He died Feb. 23, 1836, je. 64. Ruth, his widow die^ 
Vpril 6, 1845. 

Daj^iel Smith, sou of Josiah and Esther (Pool) Smiti 
vas b. in New Gloucester Jan. 27, 1775, m. Dec. 2, 179*^ 
Susan, b. July 12, 1778, dau. of Jonathan and Betty (Has 
kell) Bennett. She died Sept. 29, 1825, and he m. 2d, Ju 
ly 13, 1828, Susan Cobb, who was b. Mar. 22, 1788. He 
was a shoemaker but a large portion of his time was spent 
on a farm. His three eldest children were born in New 
Gloucester, the others in Norway ; he came to Craiges Mill,'^ 
in 1828, and soon after took a farm 1 no] on Fore street, 
vhere he died July 20, 1870. 

Children : 
fonathan Bennett, b. Aug. 17, 1800, m. Lydia, dau. of 

Joseph Rust; he s. at Norway and d. Oct. 15, 1853. 
Lavinia, b. May 4, 1803, d. unm. at Norway, Apa. 11, '96. 
vlark Pool, b. Aug. 2, 1806, m. Jane, dau. of Benjamiii 
and Mary (Pike) Tucker. He lived at Norway, servec 
in town offices, Representative, County Treasurer, etc 
He m. 2d, Susan, dau. of William Tenney of Weirs. K 
H. and died in 1870. 
Luther Fan-er, b. Sept. 6, 1808, d. Aug. 26, 1811. 
Sebastian Streeter, b. Feb. i, 1819, m. Nov. 16, 1843, 
Nancy, b. July 5, 1816, dau. of Joseph Mixer; she d. 
Feb. 19, 1884. He lived with his father on Fore street, 
and is a leading citizen ; both his father and himself ser- 
ved as Treasurer of Oxford, be served 18 years on the 
Board of Selectmen, was a member of the State Board of 
Agriculture, and for twelve years, he was Treasurer of 
the State Grange P. of H. He has a son, Howard Dan- 
iel, b. Aug. 16, 1844, m. Sept. 22, 1869, Mary Cole , 
dau. of Elhanan and Sally (Curtis) Whitman. He lives 
at Norway, has been Cashier of the National Bank since 
1875. He is a prominent Freemason, a P. G. Warden, etc. 
Ruth Bennett, b. Mar. 3, 1820, m. Solomon S. Hall of 
Norway ; she d. Nov. 8, 1850. 



268 Annals of Oxtbrd. 

John Smith, laborer, and wife Rachel are credited in 
Oxford, with George F., b. June 4, 1846, and Ann, b. 
Oct. I, 1848. 

John Smith of Oxford and Rebecca York of Pownal, 
pub. int. m. Feb. 25, 1853. 

Lewis Smith, famier, b. 1815, lived at "Moose Yard' 
(33) in 1850; his family consisted of Dolly, -^E 55 an< 
i^etse}"^, M 19. 

Robert and Polly Snell are credited in Hebron, witii 
Polly, b. Nov. 23, 1788, d. Oct. 12, 1800. 
Robert, b. Feb. 2, 1790. Azel, b. July 3, 1794. 

Joanna, b. July 28, 1797. Moses, b. Feb. 4, 1801. 

Joseph, b. Jan. 1803. Philena, b. Feb. 28, 1805, d. young. 
Philena, b. Feb. 4, 1807. 

He was a Selectman of Hebron in 1805 ; later he removed 
to Poland, near Thompson Pond. 

Robert Snell, Jr. of Poland and Bethia Keene of Hebron 
were m. Oct. 30, 1808. 

Joshua and Mary Snell are credited in Hebron, with 
Mary Ann, b. May i, 1826, and Joshua, b. Feb. 11, 1828. 

Silas P. Somes came to (12) Oxford before 1850. He 
was b. 1812, worked in the tan-yard. His wife, Susan, was 
b. 1813. They had, born in Mass. Susan M., b. 1842 and 
Henrietta, b. 1844. 

Parker Soper and Ann Young, both of Hebron, were 
m. Feb. 24, 1822, and are credited with: 
Daniel Young, b. Feb. 15, 1824. 
Rachel Ann, b. Dec. 21, 1825. 

Levi Soper, under 40, had in Oxford, in 1830, a family 
consisting of one female over 30, one over 20, oi»e over 15, 
and one male over 10. 

James Soule of Shepardsfield and Molly Holmes of New 
Gloucester pub. int. m. Aug. 18, 1787. He bought, in 1794, 
of Isaac Bolster of Paiis, lot 6, in the 6th range, 2d division 
and two years later he sold part of the lot to Zadok Dean of 



Axmals of Oxtbrd. 269 

Hebron. He opened the first tavern in towH and c©ntm«ed 

to keep open house until his death, Mar. 25, 1830. His 

wife was born in 1768, received a pension on account of his 

SCTvice in the Revolution and lived to be v€ry aged. 
Children : 

James, b. Jan. 31, 1789, m. Ma}^ 8, 1814, Hannah Mars- 
ton and had Louisa Jane, b. Oct. 20, 1820- 

Martin, b. Jan. 14, 1791 ; he was a stone-cutter, immensely 
strong in his arms, but hopelessly cripple in his legs. He 
lived to be quite an old man ; unmarried. 

Polly, b. April 19, 1793, m. Oct. 1816, Eleazer Holmes 
of Hartford, Me. 

Alexander, b, July 12, 179S. 

Otis, b. Jan. 8, 1800, m. Sarah Steadman, lived in Oxford. 

Galen, b. Jan. 7, 1802, m. May 1826, Clarissa Dudly of 
Minot. They s. (189) Oxford and had Isabel, b. Aug. 
II, 1827. Mary Ann, b. Mar. 17, 1829, lived 3 years. 
George, b. Mar. 7, 1831. Elizii Jane, b. Feb. 23^ 1833, 
m. Abraham Dean, Jr. Rebecca, b. Feb. 3, 1835. 
Albert, b. 1839 and Louisa, b. 1842. 
Lothrop L., b. 1808, cordwainer, like his brother Martin, 
his legs were crippled, and he never married. Their lo- 
comotion nicknamed one "Creeping Soule" and tlie other 
'♦Jumping Soule." 
Miranda, b. Nov. 12, 1811. 

Columbus Soule of Oxford and Patience A. Moody of 
Harrison were m. Mar. 3, 1834. 

Horace C. Soule, b. 1814, came to Craigies Mills about 
1844 and engaged in trade ; he is reported removed to Cal- 
ifornia. By wife Lucinda, he is credited with : 

Augustus, b. 1839, Harriet E., b. 1841. Llewellyn, b. 
1843. Janett, b. Dec. 4, 1844. Martha, b. Mar. 8, 1846. 
Alfred H., b. Mar. 4, 1848. Edwin M., b. Dec. 26, 1849 

William Spalding ra. Dec. 6, 1819 Rebecca Swallo\\ 
of Buckfield and had in Hebron ; 
William Crocker, b. Jan. 17, 1821. 
Jo^ Franklin, b. Dec. 10, 1824. 

Jambs Stanlky and Lydia Rowe, berth of Oxford, were 
m, April 20, 1834; s. (28). 



270 Annals of Oxford. 

WiLLiM Stanley and Lydia Rowe, both of Oxford, 
were m. Apr. 20, 1834, s. (30) and had George W., b. 
April 4, 1835. 

Andrew Staples, b. 1780, s. Hebron, now (100) Ox- 
ford where he d. July 18, 1841. He m. 2d, Dec. 1826 Pa- 
tience Allen of Pownal. By wife Sarah he is credited with 

Children as follows : 

King, b. Nov. 18, 1808, d. May 9, 1815. 
Eliza, b. Sept. 19, 1810, d. Mar. 25, 1832. 
Sally, b. April 13, 1813, m. Capt. Otis F. Mixer. 
Andrew, b. July 28, 1815. 

Almena, b. July 4, 1818, m. Mar. 18, 1840 Eleazer Aus- 
tin Holmes of Paris. 
Harriet, b. Nov. 4, 1820, m. June 30, 1845 John J. Dorr 

of Ipswich, Mass. 
Alvin T., b. Dec. 25, 1823, d. Oct. 15, 1842. 
William King, b. June 6, 1825, lived on home farm, tra- 
der at Welchville, removed to Portland in 1866 where 
his widow is now living. His wife was Jane, daughter 
of Thomas Morey ; They had five children. 

Simon Staples, b. 1786, brother of Andrew, m. Feb. 
I, 1818 Mrs. Sally Perkins, widow of Ephraim Washburn, 

s. (127) and had : 
George W., b. Oct. 10, 1819, m. Flora L. dati. of Loved 

Andrews and had Louisa, b. June 5, 1848; George D., 

b. Nov. 1849 and othars. He d. Jan. 22, 1896. 
Cyrus E., b. Sept. 18, 1822, m. Elizabeth Chute and had 

Charles A., b. April 9, 1847 ; Julianna, b. Aug. 6, 1848 

and others. He d. June i, 1884. 
Sarah A., b. 1828, m. Cyrus Crowell. 

David Staples, b. 1788, brother of Andrew, m. Nov. 

28, 1813 Abigail Gardner, s. (loi) and had: 

OHve, b. Nov. 3, 1815, d. Dec. 24, 1825. 

John G., b. July 10, 1819, m. Nov. 27, 1842, Sophia A. 
Woodsome of Falmouth and s. on the home farm. They 
had seven children, five died of diphtheria within a few 
days of each other. Roscoe G. Staples, trader at Welch- 
ville, the accomplished Town Clerk, is their son. 

Orrin, b. Dec. 24, 1822, d. Oct. 2, 1842. 

Miranda S. C, b. Dec. 10, 1823. 

Alden C. C. b. Jan. 21, 1826. 



Annals of Oxford. 271 

Joseph, m 31 and Sarah Staples, m 23, were living 
at Oxford in 1850, having sons, Augustus M. ^ 5 and 
Charles F., ^e 3 years. 



William Steadman ra. Aug. 6, 1793, Cynthia Gardner, 
having previously secured a lot in Shepardsfield. Their 
children appear to have been born in Hebron, but the fam- 
ily went to Foxcroft, where he died in 1848, aged 75 ; wife 
died in May 1859, ^S^^ ^1' 

Children : 
John, b. June 19, 1794, s. Foxcroft. 
Samuel Whittemore, b. Dec. 18, 1795, pub. int. mar. with 

Alathea Crooker of Minot, Jan. 15 and d. Mar. i, 1820. 
Amasa, b. April 8, 1798, m. Sally Washburne. 
Lydia, b. Dec. 29, 1800, m. William Pratt of Foxcroft. 
Lavina, b. July 4, 1803, m. Lloyd Andrews. 
William, b. June 10, 1805, m. Olive G. Sampson. 
Hiram, b. May 22, 1807, m. Ann, dau, of Capt. Timothy 

Hazeltine of Foxcroft. 
Walter^ b. Aug. 16, 1809, had two wives. 
Eleanor, b. Aug. 8, 1812, d. unm. at the age of 22. 

The father of Mr. Steadman was William, a soldier in 
the Revolution, d. of fever in the army, leaving widow, nee 
Randall, sons Amasa, John and William, and dau. Eliza- 
beth who m. Samuel Whittemoi-e of Hebron. Widow m. 
Chamberlain and had children. 

John Steadman, son of William, m. Mary Kingsbury, 
Settled on Pidgeon Hill. He m. 2d, Aug. 29, 1813 Mrs. 
Patience Morse of Minot and died Oct. 21, 1829. 

Children : 
Sarah, b. Jan. 5, 1795, m. Sept. 29, 1822 Abial Pratt. 
Margaiet, b. Mar. 19, 1798, m. Mar. 28, '24, Benajah Pratt. 
Payson, b. April 20, 1800, d. unm. June 22, 1830. 
Hannah Fuller, b. Mar. 15, 1802, m. April 21, 1829 James 

Weeman of Oxford. 
Hezekiah and Nathaniel, twins, b. April 10, 1805, d. young. 
Mary Fuller, b. June 24, 1806, d. unm. Nov. 6, 1830. 
Lucy, b. June 6, 1809 , d. unm. 
Cynthia Hill, b. Nov. 24, 1816. 
Clarissa, b. June 9, 1819, d. Feb. 29, 1832. 

Amasa Steadman, scmi of William, Jr. m. May 10, 1821 
Sally, dau. of Manassah Washburn. He lived several years 



272 AnnalB of Ostford. 

«cm Pidgeon Hill, and is credited in Oxford with children 

as follows : 

Delphina, b. Oct. 25, 1822, ra. Sprague Keene. 
Ephraiin M., b. Oct. i, 1825, m. Ann, dau. of James 

Whitney of Canton. He is a merchant in Portland. 
Harriet, b. Jan. 19, 1833, m. N. Harmon Burnham. 
Christiana, "d. July 7, 1835, m. Greenleaf Burnham. 

William Steadman, brother of Amasa, had a settle- 
ment in Oxford, also in Focxcroft. He m. Nov. 22, 1827 
Olive G. Sampson, b, N. Bridgewater, Mass. June 10, 
1807, d. July 23, 1885. He d. at Sebec, Oct. 1893. 

Children : 
Mahala Dean, b. Sept. 15, 1828, lived foiurteen days. 
Joseph Clark, b. Dec. 15, 1829. 
Mary Jane, b. June 6, 1832, d. in her fourth year. 
William Henry, b. Mar. 27, 1839, ^^- Martha M. Keene. 
Amasa Southard, b. Oct. 3, 1837, d. in his fourteenth year. 
Anna M., b. Aug. 8, 1841, m. Seth M. Keene; d. 1869. 
George Francis Baker, b. Feb. 26, 1845. 
John Ammi, b. Aug. 16, 1847, d. Oct. 3, 1850. 
Sarah C, b. June 3, 185 1, 



Bbbjamin Stephens had in Hebron dau. Parmelia, born 
Sept. 28, 1794 and a dau. Hannah, died Dec. 30, 1795. 

Stephen Greenleaf Stevens of Rumford and Christ- 
iana Cushman of Oxford were m. Nov. 17, 1842. They 
lived for a time in Oxford and then went to Minn. 

Children : 
Eleazer C, b. Dec. 7, 1845, lived three weeks. 
Eleazer Cushman, b. Sept. 22, 1846. 

Mary A., b. July 7, 1847. Sarah A., b. Mar. 4, 1848.- 
Thomas O., b. Dec. 11, 1849, ^' F^^- 28, 1850. 

Isaac Stone is credited in Hebron with Isaac, b. July 
15, 1794; Hannah, b. Dec. 7, 1795; Calvin, b. March 
22, 1797; Charles, b. July 17, 1799; Polly, b. Sept. 18, 
1801 ; Clarissa, b. Mar. 10, 1804 and Emily, b. Aug. 
12, 1811. 

Daniel, Stone of Oxford, b. 1810, and Belinda Lover- 
ing of Greenwood, b. 1814, were m. Dec. 1834. They had 



Annals of Oxford. 273 

farm (86) ^de of the pond. Wife d. Aug. 31, 1847, and 
he m. 2d, Jan. 17, 1849, Lydia Keene. His father, Daniel 
JE 69 and mother, Lydia je 67, were living with him m 
1850. Children : 

Melissa, b. Nov. 23, 1835. Alonzo Freeman, b. Aug. 

3, 1837. John Fairfield, b. Sept. 9, 1839. Josephine, 
b. June 17, 1841. David Gardiner, b. Dec. 25, 1844. 

Francis Eugine, b. June 17, 1847. Belinda, b. Nov. 6, 
1849. Orrington, b. Feb. 15, 185 1. 

I'^RANCis Sturtevant, pensioned for ser\^ce as Serg't 
in Mass. Continentals, bought lot 6 in the 9th range in 
Paris, which he sold to Dea. Caleb Prentiss and is now oc- 
cupied by the deacon's g. g. son, Dea. Carroll R. King. 

About 1804 he came to Hebron and settled upon a farm 
afterwards occupied by his son Joseph. His wife Lois Bar- 
rows died Mar. 17, 1822 ; he died May 6, 1833. 

Children : 
Phoebe, b. June 5, 1781, m. Dec. i, 1808 Wm. Bruce. 
Allen, b. Jan. 19, 1784, m. April 19, 1806 Betsey Louisa 

Cole of Hartford. 
Francis, b. June 30, 1786, m. Jan. 17, 1811 Sally Chand- 
ler and had Melinda Chandler, b. Aug. 13, 181 2 ; Fran- 
cis J., b. April 20, 1815 ; A dau. b. Nov. 26, 1816, and 
Deborah, b. May 29, 1820. 
Nathaniel, b. May 26, 1789, m. May 2, 1813 Melinda 

Chandler of Minot. 
Joseph, b. May 9, 1792, m. Feb. 28, 1819 Mrs. Mary 
(Randall) Dunham and d. Feb. 8, 1871 ; she d. May 
4, same year. They had Joseph, b. Oct. 29, 1819; Jane 
Dunham, b. Jan. 22, 1821 ; Olive P., b. Sept. 27, 1823 
and James D., b. Aug. 31, 1825. 
Lois, b. Nov. 15, 1797, m. July 7, 1822 Nathan Newman. 
Benjamin, b. Sept. 4, 1799- 

Polly, b. Mar. 25, 1802, perhaps m. John Howard, June 
18, 1838. 

Eliphalet Sturtevant and Rachel Pratt were m. Sep. 
5, 1807. She d. Mar. 11, 1817, and he m. 2d, April 28, 
1818 Polly Pratt who d. Nov. 16, 1833. He m. 3d, May 
19, 1839 Mrs. Eunice Field ; he is on record as Lieut, at 
his 2d m. and credited in Hebron with children as follows : 

Samuel, b. April 3, 1809. Susanna, b. Oct. 30, 181 1. 



274 Annals of Oxford. 

Thaddeus, b. Oct. 25, 1813, d. Jan. 6th following,. 

Eliphalet, b. Nov. 3, 1814. 

Thaddeus P., b. Feb. 5, 1817^ d. Jan. 6, i864, 

Zophar Williams, b. Aug. 27, 1821. 

Anna Snow, b. Aug. 30, 1823. 

Milton Coleman, b. Nov. 13, 1830. 

William Pratt, b. Jan. 19, 1833. 

Samuel Swift, son of Joseph, was b. at Sandwich. 
Mass. in 1794; famil}'^ came to Paris soon after. He mar- 
ried Statira Gammon and s. in Hebron, now (137) Oxford 
They had Abigail, b. June 13, 1820, m. May 7, 1842 
Charles P. Fuller of Oxford. He had other children. 

Polly, wife of Samuel Swift, died in 1837 ^^^ Dec. > 
1838 he m. Lenora, b. 1808, sister of Philo E. Russell. 
Children : 

Charles O., b. Oct. 13, 1842, m. Dean. 

Orrin F., b. Mar. 15, 1846. 

Phidela M., b. Nov. 19, 1848, m. W. O. Faunce. 



Lemuel and Susanna Tarbox are credited in Hebr^ 

with children as follows : 

Ivory, b. May 15, 1804, m. Nov. 30, 1826 Susan Row( 

George, b. Feb. 7, 1806, m. Oct. 29, 1826 Diana Keen 
and had, at Oxford, Joshua Newell, b. June 10, 1827 
lived until manhood with Dr. Tewksbury and then wei 
to Portland and engaged in trade. Margaret Amand 
b. Feb. II, 1829. Father d. May 16, 1832, and April 
1833, Mrs. Diana Tarbox m. Orville By ram. 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 11, 1807, d. June 30, 1812. 

Margaret, b. April 25, 18 10. 

Nicholas Hanson, b. Feb. 24, 1812; as Hanson Tarbo> 
he is on record as the head of the family in Oxford i) 
1830. He m. Aug. 14, 1833 Harriet Washburn and hac 
George, b. June 27, 1834, and Mary, b. Feb. 5, 1838 
He removed to Paris before 1850, where he m. Feb, 
17, 1853 Miss Almira Sweet. 

Hannah, b, April i, 1814. 

Ephraira W., b. Jan. 27, 1816 

Elijah, b. Feb. 20, 1818. 

William K. b. June 30, 1820. 



Annals of Oxford. 275 

Elias and Peggy Taylor are credited, in Hebron, wit! 
Dorcas and Abigail, twins, b. Aug. 16, 1822. 

Elder Joshua Taylor, b}' invitation of Dea. Cyrus Shaw, 
V ame to Craigies Mills, about 1830, to serve as a statec 
supply for the Baptist Church. He lived in the Greelex 
house, one of his sons had a little variety store and anothei 
made potash. A record of the family has not been furnish- 
ed but he had sons Nathaniel, William and Orrin, an( 
daughters Fanny and Theodosia. Nathaniel was born 11 
181 1, m. Oct. 27, 1834 Harriet Somes, and had Hannah 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 18, 1839 ^^^ Philip K., b. 1842. Han- 
nah Somes, b. 1787, was a member of the family. William 
m. Mai-. 9, 1840 Ann M. Ricker of Poland. 

Peter thayer had lot 9 in the 5th range. He had been 
a soldier in the Revolution, serving several enlistments from 
the town of Plympton, Mass. The time of his coming is not 
reported, but he died in Shepardsfield Feb. 2, 1788. His 
widow, Ruth had a pension and lived to be very aged with 
her son Isaac at Oxford. 

Children : 
Isaac, d. Jan. 26, 1776; had the homestead. 
Peter, b. Dec. 18, 1780, m. Nov. 12, 1807 Lucy Young 

of Buckfield, and is credited in Hebron with Alvira, b. 

Oct. 2, 1808; Oilman, b. Mar. 9, 1810; Simon, b. 

Feb. 20, 1812; Leonard O., b. Nov. 30, 1813, and 

Betsey, b. Dec. 28, 1815. 
Silly, b. Aug. 22, 1784. 
John, b. Jan. 23, 1787, m. Dec. 4, 1817 Dardana Pratt, 

occupied farm (148) Oxford and had Abner Pratt, b, 

Jan. 26, 182 1 ; succeeded his father on the farm, and 

Abigail, b. Nov. 27, 1827. 

Isaac Thayer, son of Peter, had home farm (163) in 
Oxford. His widow, Deborah, b. 1776, was living on the 
old place, witli her son Isaac A., in 1850. 

Children : 
Ruth, b. Jan. 23, 1799, m. June 22, 1817 Joseph Cum- 

mings, Jr. of Gray. 
Isaac Allen, b. April 6, 1801, m. April 24, 1833 Rhoda 

Page of Saco. He was prominent in town affairs, Rep- 



276 Annals of Oxtbrd. 

resentative etc. Abigail Page, b. 17^7, li-*^ in the fam- 
il}^ They had Edmund Page, b. June 18, 1834; '^^' 
bie Page, b. June 17, 1838, m. Geo. W. Thomas. Mar} 
Tilton, b. May 27, 1840; Martha S., and Charles H. 

Han-iet, b. April 16, 1803, d. July 13, 1819. 

Hiram, b. Feb. 2, 1805, m. July i, 1827 Maria Beals. 

Christiana, b. Oct. 29, 1808, d. Nov. 27, 1815. 

Deborah, b. Aug. 5, 181 1, m. Apr. 27, 1840 Samuel Gofi 
of Gray. 

William, b. July 23, 1813. 

Cyrus, b. Sept. 16, 1815, and Almond, b. Nov. 5, 1820. 

Ebenezer Thayer and Abigail Knight, both of Oxford, 
were m. Aug. 13, 1843; wife and infant d. in Jan. 1845. 
In 1850 he was living in the family of Isaac A. Thayer, 
being then forty-four years old. 

Area Thayer, son of Asa of Paris, m. Florilla Tuttle ; 
occupied farm (178) Oxford, removed to Paris. 

Dea. Holmes Thomas bought, in 1797, lot 10 in the 8th 
range, 2d div. of Hebron. He was b. June 12, 1755, m. 
July 10, 1777 Susanna Churchill, who was b. Jan. 19, 1758 
and d. Sept. 19, 1835. He served in Col. Cotton's Regt. at 
the seige of Boston, having enlisted at Kingston, Mass, and 
for service in Mass. State troops, his name was added to 
the pension roll in 1833, pension to commence in 1818. 

He died March 26, 1836. Children : 

Keziah, b. Feb. 8, 1778, lived sixteen days. 
Lydia, b. July 12, 1780, m. Sept. 20, 1801 Elijah T. Davee. 
Lucy, b. Nov. 21, 1782. 
Micah, b. Jan. 19, 1785, s. Dixfield. 

Spencer, b. Mar. 31, 1787, m. Waite, s. Dixfield. 

John, b. Aug. 20, 1789, s. Monmouth. 

William, b. Jan. 8, 1792, m. Jan. 22, 1826 Harriet Brack- 

ett of New Gloucester, and had at Oxford, Elisha, b. 

Oct. 17, 1826; Catherine B., b. Apr. 22, 1828, d. in 

her 6th month; Atosa Greenwood, b. Oct, 9, 1830; 

Newell, b. 1832 ; Angeline, b. 1838 and Harriet, b. 

1843. Rachel Thomas, b. 1785, lived in the family. 
Nathaniel, b. April 20, 1794, d, in his 23d year. 
Susanna C, b. Sept. 2, 1796, ra. June 27, 1836 Simeon 

Perkins of Paris. 
Mary Dingley, b. Dec. 25, 1798, d. unm, at Lowell, M», 



Annals of Oxford. 277 

Georg^e Washington, b. Sept. 24, 1801, m, Sept. 15, 1831 
Margaret Ann, b. Mar. 15, 1808, dau. of James Blank- 
enburg a soldier in the war of 181 2-14 and never return- 
ed. Mr. Thomas was a farmer, s. first in East Oxford 
and on Col. King's removal to Portland, leased his farm 
at Craigies Mills; he later had farm (167) where h€ d. 
Aug. 17, 1876; wife d. Jan. 25, 1886. 

Children : 
George Washington, b. June 12, 1832, m. Nov. t, 1858 
Abbie Page Thayer and had Elmer Ellsworth, b. July 
8, 1861. Wife d^ Oct. 22, 1863, and Oct. 9, 1876, he 
m. 2d, Nancy Styles, dau. of Jacob Dresser of Stone- 
ham, Me. They had Abbie Maria, b. Jan. 4, 1878, 
d. unm. at Oxford, Jan. 28, 1896. 
Simeon Perkins, b. Nov. 6, 1833, m, Nov. 23, r868 

Martha Packard of Quincy, s. Wrentham, Mass. 
Cyrus King, b. Apr. 20, 1835, m. Jan. 13, 1867 Maria 

E. Hall of Boston, s. in that city. 
William Wallace, b. June 4, 1838, m. Clara Smith of 

Yarmouth, Me. He is a physcian in that town. 
Helen Marr, b. Dec. 28, 1840, m. May 14, 1864 Frank 

L. Foss, lives in Portland. 
Robert Carr, b. Feb. 10, 1843, m. Feb. 10, 1867 Celia 

Walker of Poland, lives at Welchville. 
John Frederick, b. June 24, 1845, m. July 4, 1876 Em- 
ma Swett of Minot, lives at Mechanic Falls. 
Adilaide C. b. Sept. 6, 1847, m. Wm. Ripley of Bethel. 
Leiiora H., b. Sept. 20, 1851, m. Sept. 11, 1869 Steph- 
en Parsons, lives in Missouri. 

Oliver Thomas, b. 1795, was living in Oxford in 1830, 
with family consisting of one female, under fifty, and one 
male, under fifteen. He m. May 10, 1840 Mrs. Laui'a 
(Thayer), widow of Austin Nelson, and thereafter made 
the Austin farm (205 ) his home. He died Nov. 23, 1853 ; 
wife died May 18, 1869. 

IcHABOD M. Thomas of Oxford and Olive Sears of Wm- 
throp, were m. Oct. 13, 1837, s. (197) Oxford. He was 
bom June 28, 1809, son of Elisha and Elizabeth Thomas, 
who died in Oxford, he, May 22, 1829, she, Apr. 11, 1830. 

They had Elizabeth, b. 1838; Francis S., b. 1840; 
Susan J., b. 1843, and Charles J., b. 1847. 

Susan Sears, M 67, was living in the family in 1850, 



278 Annals of Oxford. 

Daniel and Sybil Thompson are credited in Hebron 
with Childi-en, as follows : 

Israel T., b. Jan. 20, 1814; Horatio, b. Jan. i, 1816; 
Hamet, b. Mar. 7, 1818, and Jane, b. May, 1820. 

John Thurston, b. 1788, in New Hampshire, s. in that 
part of Hebron, now Oxford, before 1830, By wife Mercy, 
b. 1790, he had Daniel Holt, b. Jan. 24, 1813 ; Esther, 
b. Oct. i8„ 1814, d. next month ; Lorinda, b. Mar. 19, 
1816; Polly Holt, b. Apr. 18, 1818; Nancy M. b. June 
16, 1820; Harriet H. b. Apr. 24, 1822; Mercy Jane, b. 
May 18, 1824; John C. b. Dec. 5, 1825 ; Heraian L. b. 
Aug. 4, 1828, and Augustus A. b. Feb. 4, 1831. 

Bradbury Tibbetts, b. 18 13, came to Oxford before 
1850. By wife Mary A., b. 1819, he had Julia A. b. 
1840 ; Mary L. b. 1842 ; Florinda A. b. 1846, and 
Hannah D. b. 1848. 

Elder John Tripp was born in Fairhaven. Mass. March 
25, 1 761 and died in Hebron, Sept. 16, 1847. His wife 
Jedidah, was bom July 25, 1765 and died May 30, 1835. 
He was ordained at Carver, Mass. 1791 and officiated 
in that town until about 1798, when he became the first pas- 
tor of the Baptist Church in Hebron and continued in that 
office until removed by death. Several of his lectures have 
been printed, and he is gratefully remembered for his zeal 
in establishing the Academy, his love of it and of educa- 
tional work. Children: 
Betsey, b. July i, 1785, m. John Bessey. 
Shubael, (Rev) b. June 19, 1787, ordained at Newfield, 
1824; s. Kennebunk, 1833, and died there in 1837. He 
m. Sept. 8, 1808 Lucinda BaiTOws and had Palmyra 
Jones, b. May 27, 1810, d. Sept. 5, 1812; Mary Del- 
ano, b. Oct. 17, 1813 ; Benjamin Harlock, b. Nov. 25, 
1815 ; Tames Coleman, b. Aug. 17, 1819 ; Erwin B^ 
died in Brooklyn, N. Y. July 11, 1884, and per. others. 
John, b. May 8, 1789, d. Mar. 11, 1879, 



Am»l« of Oxford. 279 

Jedi<feh, b. May 29, if9i-, m. AbAi^w Record. 

Floriila, b. April 26, 1793, d. Mar. 16, 1804. 

Erwin, b. Feb, 14, 1796. 

Epbraim, b. A^M 27, 1798, 

Hannash, b. A^g. 22, iSoa, d, Ji^y 27, rS37» 

Olive, b. Feb. 15, 1803. 

Leander SmSh, (Rev) b. >ily 21, 1805 ; for several jrears 
he was m medical practice, b«t changed to a more con- 
gemal pr«fessio« and lived to be very aged. 

J<^n Tripp was ist Lieot. in 2d Bristol Coimty Regimeat 

in 1776 and was in the service subsequently. 

George F. Trust was living in Oxford in 1830. By 
wife Ruth, he is credited with Olive, b. Apiil 11, 1819; 
Elizabeth, b. Mar. 17, 1821 ; George F., b. Fd3. 17, '23 ; 
Sylvina, b. Feb. 10, 1825; John, b. Sept. 12, 1826; 
Emeline, b. April 26, 1^28; Sarah, b, Feb. 15, 1832; 
Deblois, b. Sept. 16, 1833. 

He m. 2d, Jan. 17, 1835 Sarah B. Fuller o£ Oxford. 

Jacob Tubbs had lot 10 in the ist range, prob. th« same 
who served in Col. Thomas' Regt. in the Revolution., en- 
listing at Pembroke, Mass. 

The estate of Benjamin Tubbs of Hebron was settled by 
Sam.uel Paris and Caleb Cushman, May 1801. Mary, wife 
of Beajamiti Tubbs, died Dec, 30, i8oi. 

Elias Tubbs and Patience Banx>ws, botii of Hebron, 

were m. Sept. 28, 1806. Wife d. June 28, 1827, and he 

m. 2d, Dec. 9, 1831, Miss Eunice D. Mugford of Buck- 

fteld. He died Dec. 5, 1836. 
Children : 

Alonzo, b^ Mar. 27, 1807, m. Nov. 30, 1831 Mary Dun- 
ham and d. June 8, 1849. 

William Barrows, b. Feb. 12, 1809, m. Sef^. 29, 1838 
H^riet Crockett of Hebron. 

Mary Fessendea, b. July 26, 1811, d. Dec. 14, 1837. 

Ohve, b, July 14^ 1814, m. Leonard Dunham. 

ISas Albert, b. Sept. 28, 1817. 

Sarah Barrows, b. Mar. 20, 1820. 

Harriet Augusta, b. Dec. 30, 1823, d. Feb. 23, 1826. 

Iha^&eaace A^«sta, b, M^. 23, 1826, d. April 10, 1847. 



280 Aimals of Oxford. 

Ari>in Txjbbs and Ruth Cobb, both of Hebron, were m. 

Sept. 1814. She d. April 8, 1853 ; he d. July 6, 1855. 
Children : 

Mary Ann, b. Dec. 5, 1815, m. Roswell Howard. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1819. Eraeline, b. Apr. 6, i8«2. 

Margaret D., b. Apr. 3, 1824, m. Nov. 20, 1844 Joel Has- 
kell of Paris. 

Augustus, b. Sept. 21, 1826. Delphma, b, Jan. 2, 1829. 

Horatio, b. Apr. 2X, 1833. Eaien, b. Feb. 14, 1836, 

Qirstopher C, b. Jan. 2, 1837. Mellen, b. July 27, 1836. 

William Tubbs, b. 1810, with wife Harriet, b. 1813, 
and children, Addison, b. 1840 ; Octavius, b. 1842 ; Har- 
riet, b. 184S, and Ellen, b. 1849, ^^^ living on farm 
(201) in Oxford, in 1850. They had boarders as follows: 

Edward Andrews, ae. 19; Sumner Andrews, ae. 4; 
Jonathan Lucas, ae. 65 ; Elizabeth Lucas, ae. 63 ; Pris- 
cilla Lucas, ae. 40; Mary Moore, ae. 22; Jennie Rowe, 
ae. 88 ; Susan Shepard, ae. 46, and Hannah Thomas, ae. 
&j. The ages of boarders prob. not accurately reported. 



Joseph Tufts, farmer, b. in New Hampshire in 1817, 
with wife, Lucinda, ae. 27 ; daughter, Elnora A., ae. 8, 
and son Adoniran A., ae. 6, were living at Oxford in 1850. 

Adam Turner of Pembroke bought, July 24, 1782, of 
Mr. Shepard, lot 3 in the first range. One of the conditions 
of the sale was the said Turner should pay to the Treas- 
urer, appointed by the inhabitants, one shilling, silver mon- 
ey, annually, until one thousand pounds sterling money, in 
gold or silver, for the sole purpose of purchasing a library 
for the sole use of the inhabitants of the town. Mr. Turner 
is credited, on the Mass. rolls, with several enlistments in 
the Revolution, but no record of his family has been report- 
ed ; his wife, Chloe died in Hebron, Oct. 31, 1811, and we 
conclude that some of his children were settled here. 

Adam Turner, Jr. and Bethia Cole were m. in Hebron 
Oct. 19, 1794, and are credited with children as follows: — 
Sylinda, b. Feb. 22, 1796, d. Sept. 10, 1813. 
Menerva, b. Aug. 16, 1797. 
Melzar, b. Mar. 14, 1799, ^' ^^^' 9» 1818. 



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Veirta, b, Jan. 27, 1801, d. May 22, 1826. 

Betsey Bearce, b. Nov. 27, 1802. 

A dau. b. and d. Sept. 1806; Joseph, b. Aug. 9, 1807 and, 

Henry Sewall, b. Oct. 30, 1814. 

Abel Turner is credited in Hebron with : 
Justin, b, Aug. 11, 1804; Velzora, bi Oct. 4, 1806 and 
Chloe Meribah, b. Jan. 28, 1809. 

Alvin Turner and Borredell Greenwood, both of Heb- 
ron were m. Mar. 21, 1805. He ra. 2d , May 30, 1818 Sal- 
ly Ackley. Children : 
Alvin, b. Nov. 21, 1806, m. Apr. 22, 1827 Hepsabah 

Wood of Hebron. Oakes, b. Feb. 4, 1808. 

Alexander, died Jan. 7, 1818. 
Alexander Greenwood, b. Aug. 28, iSi^* 
Melzar, b. Dec. 25, 1820. 
Samuel Ackley, b. Oct^ 12, 1822. 
Borredell Greenwood, b. Dec. 27, 1825. 
Horace, b. Jan. 23, 1828. 
Lucy Greenwood, b. April 5, 1830. 
Hiram Eaton, b. May 11, 1832. 
Vesta Ann, b. June 21, 1837. 
Rebecca Green Butler, b. May 11, 1840. 

Southworth Turner died in Hebron June 15, 1813. 
By wife Lucinda he is credited with children as follows : 

John, b. Sept. 6, 1800; Jeannette Thompson, b, April 
24, 1804; Chandler, b. April 11, 1806; Hannibal, b 
April, 27, 1808, d. 1809 and Southworth. b. July 5, 1813 

His widow, m. Aug, 1816 William Hill of Minot. 

Paul and Mary TwoMBLy are credited in Hebron with : 
Patience, b. Sept. 29, 1812; Rebecca, b. Nov. 29, 1814 and 
Samuel Tuttle, b. Feb. 3, 1817. 

Mr. T. m. 2d, May 14, 1820 Mrs. Sally Fisk of Norway. 

John Twombly of Hebron and Hannah Knight of Paris, 
pub. int. m. Jan. 6, 1819. 

Under the date of February 25th. 1794, the town records 
say, "Andrew Twombly with his wife and four children, 
by name of Samuel, Martha, Elizabeth and Solomon 
moved into the town of Hebron." 



^82 Azmal£ c^ Oxford. 

Reuben Verrill lived several years in Oxford, on a 
farm near the Minot line. He died Sept. 9, 1853. His wife 
was Angeline Call and the births of four of their children 
are recorded in Oxford. He was son of William of Minot. 

Children : 
Abby, b. 1829; Daniel R. b. 1831 ; John S. b. Jan. 7, 
1833, a photographist in Gardiner; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 
1835 ; Moses F. b. June 26, 1838 ; Laura, b. 1841 ; 
Nathan S. b. Aug. 12, 1843; Horace A. b. Mar. 22, 1850; 
Albert and Edwin, twins, b. Aug. 16, 1852. 

Samuel Ellsworth Verrill, b. April 8, 1844, son of Lu- 
ther and Sybil (Cragin) of Minot. He was graduated from 
the Maine Medical School in 1869, m. Fanny Nelson of 
Minot and settled in practice at Craigies Mills. He met an 
untimely death by drowning in 187 1. Seepage 102. 



John Walcott, under 60 years of age, was living in 
Oxford in 1840. His family consisted of one female under 
30, one under 15 and one male under 20. 

William Walcott, clothier, b. 1794, was living in Ox- 
ford in 1850. His wife Lydia was b. in 1795, their sons 
Elmer B. b, 1818, George H. b. 1823 and dau. Harriet 
E. b. 1826. Boarders, Samuel Gookins, dyer, b. 1821 ; 
Eliza Gookins, b. 1827 ; Mary Farris, b. 1817 and Rhoda 
House, b. 1834. 

Elbridge S. Walcott, son of John, was b. June 7, 1813. 
He came from Paris to Oxford in 1835 and has been em- 
ployed in farming, carpentry, in the woolen-mill and for 
fourteen years he was the baggage master at the rail-road 
station. Jan. i, 1839 ^« ^' Maria, b. Aug. 29, 1813, dau. 
of Robert Pike; she d. Oct. 24, i8qS. 

Children : 
Caroline M., b. Oct. 14, 1839, ^' Feb. 15, 1868 Octa- 

vius F. Milliken; she d. at Scarborough Nov. 27, 1873. 
Harriet E., b. Nov. 3, 1842, m. Feb. 26, 1869 John W. 

Chadbourne, inn-keeper at Oxford. 
Georgiana, b. April i, 1844 , m. July 18, 1863 Jeremiah 

Ellsworth; she d. at Oxford June 25, 1892. 
Daniel M. Crockett, clothier, ae. 24 was a boarder in 1850. 



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George F. Walker, b. May ii, 1842, sou of Isaac of 
Westbrook, came to Oxford when about twenty years oW, 
m May i, 1866 Miss Frances M. Chadbourne, built house 
nearly opposite the brick school-house, where they contiD- 
ued to reside until 1888, when they moved to Portland and 
now live there. He was a trader in the village, both him- 
self and wife were interested in the church, he for several 
years served the First Parish as Treasurer and she, at tiit 
same time, most acceptably fulfilled the duties of Clerk. 
Both had a genius for village improvement and were prune 
factors in the social life of the town. 

Children born in Oxford : 
Millicent G., b. Oct. 20, 1867. 
Walter W., b. Oct. 28, 1869, d. July 23, 1870. 
Charlotte R., b. Oct. 20, 1872. 
George Rowland, b. Aug. 28, 1879. 
Estella Augusta, b. Oct. 28, 1883. 



WiLi^iAM Wardwell, son of Peter, had farm (18) hi 

Oxford near the mouth of Greeley Brook. His fatiier came 

to Otisfield, from Andover, Mass, about 1783. His mother 

vas Betty Frye and he had brothers Peter, Jonathan, 2^ch- 

iriah and sisters Dorcas, wife of Samuel Brown of Albany, 

^hloe, wife of Clement Scribner of Harrison, Hannah, d. 

nm. and Abby, wife of Lorenzo Dow Mrller of Otisfield. 

By wife Abigail Lovering, Mr. "Waadwell is cr»iited in 

Oxford with children as follows : - — 

Javid Kilborn, b. Nov. 18, 1822 : soldier in Mexican war. 

tiHsha Streeter, b. May 8, 1825 , went to Massachusetts. 

Samuel Cummings, b. May 22, 1827, m. Mary Ann Bon- 

ney and s. in Oxford. 
vVilliam Farrington, b. April 9, 1829, had family in Oxfcwd. 
Martha Shaw, b. Feb. 27, 1831, m. S. B. Francis. 
James Madison, b. June 16, 1833, went out west. 
Dominicas Jordan, b. Sept. 4, 1837, m. Jane C. Wight o' 

Otisfield ; lives in Perham, Me. 
Cyrus T., b. 1839, m. Sarah Rowe ; lives In Oxford. 

"Grandma Lovering" was for many years a member of 
the Wardwell family. During the ministry of the Reverend 
Mr. Lockwood at the First Church, a large congregation 
assembled at her home to hear her profession of faitii and 



i84 Annals of Oxford. 

admit her to christian fellowship, she then being a centen- 
arian. By special invitation of tlie Truslets, slie visited the 
State Fair at Portland, only a short time before her death, 
vvhere her receptions and exhibition of the ancient way of 
spinning flax, atiracted many visitors. She lived about one 
hundred and two years. 

John Washburn of Shepardstield , yeoman, bought in 
1783, the N. E. half of lot 6, in the 2d range, ist div., title 
by order of the General Court in 1796 and in 1797, he sold 
the same to John Greenw^ood. He may have lived in Buck- 
field, but if so, must have returned, for he died in Hebron 
Aug. 9, 181 1. On the Mass. muster rolls of i779' ^^ ^ ^^^~ 
cribed as of Plympton, 26 years old, dark complexion, 5ft 
and 6in in hight. He marched on the L,exington alarm and 
served in Col. Cotton's Regt. at the seige of Boston. Other 
Washburns settled in the vicinity and for lack of infonnation 
we may have fallen into errors in classifying ; nevertheless, 
we conclude that the above named John had broth ei-s-Japh- 
et, s. in Paris and Stephen and Ephraim in Shepardsfield 
and that they were sons of Ephraim* and Mary of Plyitrp- 
ton, (John-*, Joseph^, John% John"). 

John^, m. April 11, 1793 Azubah, dau. of Barnabas and 
Rebecca (Cushman) Fuller; perhaps his 2d marriage, for 
he was then about forty years old. His widow died in Jan. 
1838 and while but two children are mentioned on town rec- 
ords, he probably had others. Children : 

Azubah, b. Feb. 14, 1800, d. Feb. 26, 1801, 

Lydia, b. Mar. 26, 1802. 

Marriages in Hebron. 
Phoebe Washburn and Wilhani Bumpas, Jr. Nov. 26, 1807. 
Mary Washburn and Isaac Bearce, 2d, pub. Apr. 9, 1810. 
Polly Washburn and Hosea Cushman, Nov. 7, 181 1. 
Everline Washburn and John Fuller, pub. Dec. 29, 1815. 
Huldah Washburn and Stephen Hodgdon, both of Paris, m. 
Feb. 25, 1815 ; s. Bethel. 

Peleg Washburn, per. son of John, m. Mar. 25, 1810 
Mercy, dau. of Stephen Lander ; lived near Mathews Pond. 
He d. June 28, 1868 ; she d. Feb. 24, 1848. 

Children : 
Alden, b. June 4, 1812, d. Feb. 28, 1842. 
Horace, b. July 15, 1814, d. April 26, 181$ 



Annaia of Oxioid. 285 

Laurana, b. April 15, 1817, said to have died unmarried. 
Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1819, d. Feb. 21, 1821. 
Ansel, b. Jan. 16, 1824, reported, d. unm. 

Stephen^ Washburn, son of Ephraim, was an eariy hi- 
tler in Shepardsfield. He ra. July 12, 1788 Mrs. Sarah 
(Craigie), widow of Benjamin Harmon of New Glouces- 
ter and later had settlement in that town. He appears to 
have lived in Bridgewater, Mass. before coming to Maine 
and that Hosea, Eliphalet, Benjamin, Stephen, Hannah 
Jesse and Edward were his children. 

Eliphalet Washburn, son of Stej>}ien, m. Jnly 2 
1810 Polly, dau. of Moses Harris of New Gloucester. 

Children, born in Hebron : 
Eliphalet, b. June 5, 1813. William, b. Jan. la, 1815. 
David, b. Sept. 15, 1819. Edwin, b. April 4, 18^2. 

Augustus G., b. Apr. 23, 1824. Charles, b. Apr. 10, 1829. 

Benjamin Washburn, son of Stephen, m. JxAj 19, 1792 
-Vlary Hogan and is credited in Hebron with : 
Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1794, m. Mar. 23, 1823 Elnathan 

Packard of Hebron. Benjamin, b. Feb. 10, 1797. 

Vsa, b. Mar. 19, 1799. Nathan, b. June 6, 1801. 

lelinda, b. June 13, 1803. Eunice, b. May 32, 1805, 

died in her first year. Eunice, b. July 11, 1807. 

Stephen Washburn, son of Stephen, bought of Morris 

Bumpas, in 1794, lot 9, in the 3d range. He m. Nov. 10, 

1791 Betsey Record of Hebron, who died June 19, 1807 

He m. 2d, Oct. 15, 1807 Lovicey, dau. of Isaac Cushma^ 
Children : 

Anna, b. Nov. i, 1792, m. Sept. 12, 1813 J^aaa Fi:^ 
Chandler of Minot. 

Betsey, b. Sept. 10, 1794, m. Feb. 23, 1824 Israel Pike. 

Stephen, b. Apr. 2, 1796, ra. Sally, dau. of Jesse Briggs. 

Calvin, b. Apr. 18, 1798, m. Lucy Sturtevant ; s. Paris. 

Luther, b. April 19, 1800, m. Abigail Dunn; s. Paris. 

Otis, b. Feb. 26, 1802, m. Rachel Tubbs. 

Huldah, b. Mar. 29, 1804, m. Daniel Brock. 

Mercy, b. Apr. 10, 1806, died May 10, 1810. 

Thankful, twin, ra. Rev. Ziba Andrews. 

Ruth, b. July 22, 1808, m. Benjamin Washburn and 2d, 
Zachariah Field. 

Roxanna, b. Feb. 28, 1810 , m^ Richaid Elder of Wind- 
ham, Maine. 



286 Annals of Oxford. 

Isaac Cushman, b. Dec. 22, 181 1, m. Cynthia W. dan. 
of Aaron Stevens of Rumford. 

Lovicey, b. Oct. 22, 1814, m. James Hadlock of Wood- 
stock, Me. 

Jesse Washburn, son of Stephen, m. in New Gloucester. 
Feb. I, 1806 Phoebe Washburn. 

Ephraim^ Washburn, Jr. prob. came with his brothers 
four children, only, are mentioned on the records of the 
town, but we conclude that there were others who were 
older and that Janette Washburn who was a pensioner in 
1840, being then 79 years old, was his widow. 

Children : 
Abigail Waterman, b. May 12, 1792, m. Jan. 15, 1818 

Alvin Bearce. 
Ruth, b. June 11, 1794, m. Mar. i, 182 1 David Gurney. 
Sarah and Abraham, twins, b. Feb. 2, 1798. 

Manassah Washburn, son of Ephraim^, bought in 1801 

lot 4, in the 5th range, 2d div. of Hebron, now Oxford. 
His widow, Sylvia (Caswell) Washburn, June 12, 1824, 

became the 2d wife of Lieut. Nathan Dudley. 
Children : 

Ephraim, b. Oct. i, 1789, ra. Sally Perkins. 

A twin died young. 

Eli, b. April 15, 1791, m. Rebecca Dudley. 

Isaac, ^ b. Oct. 28, 1793, m. Feb. 4, 1816 Jane Dudley, tro 
family report, but they lived in Oxford until after 1840. 

Polly, b. Feb. 18, 1797, m. Jan. 18, 1816 Nathan Pratt. 
She subsequent married Parker Ilsley ami Joseph Wal- 
ker, both of Portland. 

Betsey, b. Mar. 5, 1799, ^- Mar. 18, 1824 Giles S. Per- 
kins of Hebron. 

Cyi-us, b. Jan. 26, 1801, m. Nov. 1824 Priscilla Chad- 
bourne. 

Sally, b. May 10, 1803, m. Amasa Steadman. 

Jacob Tewksbury, b. Dec. 21, 1807, m. Mary M. Marston. 

Christiana, b. Feb. 20, 1810, m. Sumner Burnham of 
Harrison. He was an Inspector of Customs at Portland 
and in that city she, his widow, is now living. 

Harriet, b. Dec. 2, 1812, m. Hanson Tarbox, s. Paris. 

Ephraim Washburn, son of Manassah, m. Nov. 5, 1812 
Sally Perkins, who was born July 24, 1785. He lived in 
Hebron, sailed in the famous Privateer Dash. On his third 



Annals of Qifdrd. 287 

voyage, early in 1815, the brig was lost, none survived to 
tell the tale. His widow m. Feb. i, 1818 Simeon Staples. 

Cbildi-en : 
Charlotte Tewksbury, b. Feb. 6, 1813, m. June 3, 1832 

Samuel H. Chadboume. She m. 2d, Seth H. Faunce. 
Almaritie, b. Apiil 28, 181$, m. Seth H. Faunce. 

Eli Washburn, son of Manassah, bought in 1812, lot 2, 
in the 4th range, 2d div., one hundred acres, for $365. 
He m. Mar. 10, 1816 Rebecca, dau. of David Dudley and 

is credited in Hebron with children as follows : 

Ephraira, b. July 27, 1818; Orrin, b. April 28, 1821 
and Orlando Mendall, b. Aug. 14, 1823. 

Jacob Tbwksbury Washburn, son of Manassah, m, 
April 10, 1830 Mai-y M. b. 1808, dau. of Nathan Mai-»ton. 

They lived at Welchville and had : 
Ellen Eli^a, b. Dec. 5, 1830, m. 1855, John Richards. He 

was lost at sea. 
Mary Ann, b. Jan. 4, 1832, m. 1850, Josiah Vaox of 

Buckfield. 
Nancy, b. May 5, 1833, d. unm. at Lowell, Mass., 1864. 
Rosanna, b. Nov. 10, 1834, "^- ^^54 Jacob E. Webster. 
Janette, b. Feb. 3, 1837, m. i860 Freeman Small. Fam- 
ily killed by the Indians at Lock Lake, Minn, in 1869. 
Diantha Jane, b. Dec. 19, 1838, m. 1859, John Cook. 
Rachel Naomi, b. Dec. 29, 1840, m. 1865, Harrison 

Wardwell. She d. at Augusta, Me. in 1885. 
Jacob Watsoa, b. Sept. 15, 1842, d. unm. in the arBay. 
George, b. Dec. 23, 1845, d. unm. at Welchville. 
Susan L., b. July 17, 1846, m. 1867, Frank Andrevra. 

She d. at Kennebunk, Me. in 1889. 
Isaac, b. April 2, 1848, m. 1870, Anna Lunt and ^ed at 

Bradford, Mass. in 1900. 
Emma L., b. April 16, 1850, lives at Welchville* 
AngelJa, b. Jan. 2, 1853, m. 1880 Al. C. Jordan. 

Eliab Washburn, son of Joseph, was b. in Bridgewater, 
Mass. Apr. 15, 1740, m. 1762, Anna, dau. of Elijah Edson 
and had ten children. He was a soldier in the Revolution , 
settled inMinotin 1789 and came to Hebron in 1814, where 
he d. May 27, 1818; wife d. Nov. 2, 1821. Their daught- 
ers, Anna, m. William Chi Ids ; Olive, m. John Coy and 
Rnlii, m. Jganes Murdock. 



288 Annals of Oxford, 

Jamks Washburn, son of Eliab, m. April 28, 1810 Bet- 
sey Bonney of Turner and are credited in Hebron, with : 
Laura, b. Jan. 5, 1813 ; Thelisma B., b. Apr. 23, 1815 
Bethuel, b. Aug. 14, 1817 ; Samuel R. and John E., twins, 
b, Sept. 28, 18 1 9. 



Guy Bates Waterman was born at Leeds, April 10 , 
1795, m. Sept. 3, 1820 Estlier, dau. of Samuel Brown of 
Hebron. He m. 2d, April 27, 1839 J^yc^ia Carver Tucker 
of Oxford. The children of his first wife were born in 
Turner, bat she died at Oxford July 24, 1834 and he died 
at Durham, Feb. 28, 1875. 

Children : 
Rudi, b. Sept. 21, 1821, d. at Oxford, Mar.' 26, 1835. 
Lucinda B., b. Jan. 19, 1823, d. at Mechanic Fails, M^. 

May 28, 1885. 
Samuel Brown, b. April i. 1825, m. April 28, 1853 Sarah 
Abba, b. July 29, 1837, dau. of Edmund Chase and Sal- 
ly Greenleaf Millett of Otisfield. Located on farm (158). 
Children, born in Oxford : 
Charles Elmer, b. Mar. 2, 1858, m. Jan. 1, 1882 Cla- 
ra Elizabeth Garland of Paris. Associated with Mr. 
Perkins, publishers of the Mechanic Falls Le<iger. 
Abbie, b. Nov. 19, 1859, lived fifteen days. 
Fred Samuel, b. Sept. 13, 1864, lives on homestead. 
Elizabeth B., b. Sept. 19, 1828, d. at Oxford May 7, 1865. 
Jllsther A., b. April 16, 1831, m. 1852 Freeman Green- 

ough, s. Portland, where she now lives, his widow. 
Charles N. (by 2d wife), m. Annie Williams, has a dau. 
Rose. He is a veteran of the civil war. 



David Webber, son of John, m. Eliza, b. Apr. ro, 1788, 
dau. of Samuel Ames. Dec. 6, 181 1 he bought a hundred 
acre lot in Hebron, north bank of the river, near the Nor- 
way line. He was a potter, also a brick-makei", came from 
New Hampshire, family record says, second child was b. 
here, but upon what we thought good authority, we printed 
on page 100, date of s. later. His wife died May 10, 1846 

anb he m. 2d, Eliza , b. in 1803. He died Aug. 15, 

1861, M 74 years. Children: 

Henry Ru«t, b. Nov^ 26, 1808. 



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Mary J., b. Api-il i6, i8ri. 

Eliza Ann, b. Oct. I3, i8i3, m. Dec. 19, 1837 John Far- 
quhar of Boston. She d. HolHston, Mass. Sept. 1886. 

David, b. Api*il 4, 1815, lived three months. 

Samuel A., b. Jnne 8, 1816, m. Dec. 4, 1845 Sarah Ann 
Lee; they lived near his father's (43) and had David E.. 
b. Oct. 29, 1846 ; John L,, b. 1849 ^^^ others. He died 
in May, 1870. 

Jenisha G., b. April 11, 1818, m. San^uel Rowe. 

Sally A., b. Sept. 12, 1820. 

David Webster, b. May 13, 1822, d. in his fifth year- 
George, b. June 7, 1824. 

Catherine A., b. May 30, 1826, m. Feb. 11, 1852 Benja- 
min Swift of Paris. 

Moses A., b. July 25, 1827, m. Sept. 27, 1853 Mrs. OKve 
L. (Dyer) Larrabee. He d. Feb. 21, 1900. 

Laura Everline, b. Aug. 28, 1831. 

Heiirietta, b. Mar. 3, 1848, m. George McAllister. 

Henry Rust Webber, son of David, in business with 
his father until about 1850, when he settled on the White- 
head homestead, in Paris and had a pottery there. He m. 
May 12, 1839 Nancy, b, Nov. 27, 1813, dau. of John and 
Mai-y (Lovell) Whitehead, who died in March 1897. He 
died March 4, 1870, 

Children : 
Sewall Henry, b. April 19, 1840, m. Annette Stowell and 

d. July 6, 1873. He was graduated by the Bowbdn 

Medical School and practiced in both We. and So. Paris. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1842, m. Lieut. Danville B. 

Stevens, a veteran of the civil war; s. in Lewiston. 
Nancy Viola, b. May 13, 1845, m^ Jan. 5, 1868 Adna C. 

Cushman and d. May 28, 1873. 
Caroline, b. Sept. 22, 1848, d. in infancy. 
John Whitehead, b. April, 1852, m. Flora E. Estes of 

Woodstock. 



John D. and Zadoc Wells, born in Mar3'land, came to 
Oxford, from R. L before 1850, to work in the factoiy. 

Zadoc, by wife Catherine C, b. 1826, in R. I. is cred- 
ited with John D., b. 1844; Mary E., b. 1846 and Sarah 
E-, b. 1850. John D. and Catherine M. Wells were mem- 
bers of the family, the later b. 1823, in Mass. 



290 Annals ot Ox£orcU 

John Weston and Anna Bragg pub. their int. m. July 
23, 1785. He was probably the J. Weston named as owner 
of lot I in the 7th range and near kin to 

Peleg Weston who is credited, in Hebron with : 
John, b. Feb. 12, 1795; Isaac, b. Oct. 24, 1796; Moses, 
b. Jan. 4, 1798 ; Hannah, b. Jan. 1801 ; Betsey, b. Feb. 
1804 and Peleg, b. Mar. 3, 1806. 



Benjamin Whitehouse and Sarah his wife came to He- 

oron before the town was divided and settled on the farm 

adjoining Benj. Richards'. Both he and his wife were b. 

in New Hampshire, he in 1786 and sh€ one year later. 
Children : 

Joanna M., b. Aug. 11, 1808, m. May 9, 1834 Zebedee 
Perry of Norway. 

Elizabeth P., b. Oct. 18, 1809, m. Ammi R. Lane. 

Martha, b. April 16, 181 1. 

Jonathan, b. April 9, 18 13. 

Harriet P., b. April 17, 1815, m. July 28, 1843 Benjamii, 
F. Whitcomb of Sweden. 

.3arah P., b. Feb. 28, 1818, m. Feb. 21, 1852 Jamr 
Crockett of Norway. 

Benjamin, b. June 27, 1820, m. Jan. 26, 1841 Susan G 
Putnam and is credited in Oxford with George H., b 
184.2.; Eunice E., b. 1844; Francis C, b., Sept. 18. 
1845 ; Alice M., b. Oct. 6, 1847 and Alfred W., b. '49 

Dan^l, b. Jan. i, 1822, bricklayer, worked at his trade 
in Poi*dand but the most of his life has been spent in Ox 
ford. He m. Jan. 25, 1846 Jane D. Hill who had dan 
Georgetta, b. Feb. 3. 1850. He m^ 2d, Feb. 26, 1853 
Mary H. Seavey who had Lilla J., b. July 24, 1854. ^" 
1855 he m. Emma R. Osgood of Portland, who d. there 
Aug. 17, 1862. He m. 4th, Sarah H. Knights who had 
Charles .A, b. May, 1867, d. Mar. 28, 1879; Henry C. 
b. Feb. II, 1869; Herbert!^., b. Sept. 17, 1875 and 
Eva May, b. Mar. 20, 1877. 

Debor-ah R=, b. June 23, 1824, m. Sept. 1845 Joseph G- 
Rowe of Lexington. 

Mary Jane, b. June 10, 1827. 

Ascenetii, b. Mar. 28, 1829, lived two days. 



Annals of Oxfoa^ 2^ 

Joseph and Mary J. Whiteliouse are credited, in Oxford, 
withEimmaJ., b. Jan. i8, 1849 

Calvin Whitmaj*, b. May 5, 1785, son of Jacob and 
iVbigail (Packard) Whitman of Buckfield, m. Sarah Rec- 
ord and settled in Hebron, where he died April 9, 1867. 
His widow lived to be aged, with her son John, in Paris. 
Children : 
Hannah, b. Sept. 19, 1810, died in her second year. 
Calvin Winchester, b. Dec. 29, 1813, m. Elvira B. Shur; 

leff and Maria A. Shurtleff. 
John, b. Dec. 22, 1816, m. Sarah D. Bumpus. 
Remember H., b. Oct. 15, 1818, m. Ebenezer Snell. 
Jonathan R., b. Sept. 8, 1822, m* Ann M. Durell. 
[acob S., b. July 6, 1825, d. next year. 
Augustus M., b. May 11, 1828, m. Nancy Shurtletf. 

Hon, WiLLiM Clark Whitney, son of Joshua and Mar- 
tha (Clark) Whitney, b. in Worcester, Mass. Oct. 19, 
1765, d. in Norway, Me. Oct. 6, 1865. See sketch p. 121. 
He m. Mar. 3, 1799 Sophia, dau. of Nathaniel Fuller; he 
ra. Dec. 6, 1816 Deborah, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Pierce) Patch of Otisfield, who d. Dec. 26, 1873, in hei 
87th year. Children, born in Hebron : 

Vlary Clark, b. Mar. 7, 1800, d. next year. 
Harriet, b. Apr. 9, 1801, m. Dr. Solomon P. Cushman. 
Fanny, b. Jan. 6, 1803, m. Stephen Cummings. 
Sophia Fuller, b. Oct. 10, 1806, ra. William Goddard. 
William Clark, b. Nov. 21, 1809, d. unm. Mar. 1861. 
Jane Fredrika, b. Oct. 25, 1812, m. J. S. Greenleaf. 
George Pierce, b. Aug. 13, 1819. 
Deborah Patch and Sarah Pierce, twins, b. Mar. 22, 1822, 

both died in infanc}'^. 
Sarah, b. June 2, 1824, d. July, 1863. 
Edwin, b. Sept. 8, 1829, d. June 19, 183a. 

Daniel Whitney, b. July 3, 1763, son of Joshua, s. in 
Oxford (98) before 1830, where he d. Feb, 1852. He was 
quite a joker, one of his sayings being thai "brother Clark 
and I own more live stock than any two men in Oxford 
county" This was undoubtedly true, few in those days, much 



Asaials of Oxford. 

of tiie stock of the poorer farmers was owned by their more 
wealthy neighbors and kept on shares. Daniel, unMke hh 
brother was not thrifty, and seldom had more than one caw. 
His wife was Mary Ward and four cJiildren ane reported, 
as follows : — Perley and Eurjice did not marry ; Ge<M-ge 
Clinton, m. Emmalioe LaCroix and Leafy, m. May 5, 
1833 Stephen Rich. She d. in Lawrence, Apr. 25, 1898. 

George Piercr Whitney, son of William Clark, lives 
on the home farm (165) Oxford. He is one of most prom- 
inent citizens, has served with fidelity in the legislature 
and other important oiBces, succeeding his father on the 
Board of Trustees of Hebron Academy and now its senior 
member. He m. Dec. 7, 1843 Ermina, b. Jan. 31, 1822, 
dau. of Judge Ephraim and Sarah (Barrows) Packard of 
Blanchard, Me. She d. Sept. 29, 1879. 

Children : 
Elizabeth Ermina, b. Nov. 30, 1844, ra. Oct. 31, 1872 

Wm. H. Motley, Esq. She d. May 12, 1878, in Deering. 
George Edwin, b. April 10, 1848, lived two years. 
John Henry, b. Oct. 16, 1861, m. Lulu F. Golder. 
Lillian May, b. Aug. 28, i860, m. Dr. Eug. B. Holden. 
George Pierce, b. Dec. 28, 1863, m. Stella E. Millett. 



Samuel Whittemore had lot 2, in the ist range, m. 

Elizabeth, dau. of William Steadman and d. Jan. 23, 1822. 
Children, as per Hebron records : 

Samuel b. Aug. 3, 1783, d. April 27, 1792. 

Isaiah, b. Feb. 15, 1785, m. Nov. 30, 1809 Nabby Rip- 
ley, dau. of Gideon Bearce ; s. in Paris. 

Rebecca, b. Nov. 23, 1787, m. Moses Allen. 

William, b. July 31, 1792, m. Dec. 3, 1818 Sally Merrill. 

Samuel, b. May i, 1796, m. Nov. 6, 1817 Jerusha Nel- 
son and had Simon G., b. June 26, 1818 ; Greorge E., 
b. Nov. I, 1819 and others. 

Betsey, b. Dec 27, 1799, m. Sept. 22, 1822 Alden D. 
Dwinell of Minot. 

Albion, b. July 29, 1803, d. July following. 

Roxanna, b. Sept. 11, 1805, m. Jonathan Palmer. 

Isaac Whittkmore, prob. brother of Samuel, m. Deb- 
orah Weston and had lot 4, in the ist range. He d. March 
8, 1829. They are credited in Hebron with children as fol. 



Attoate af OxforO. 293 

Isaac, b. April 3, 1785, m- Aug. 14, 1807 Polly Dean, set- 
tled in Hebron. He was prominent in town affairs and 
four times Representative. Their children of record are 
Enoch, b. Dec. 28, 1808; Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1810, d. 
next year; Deborah, b. Feb. 2, 1811 ; Polly, b. May 
5, 1812; Sarah, b. July 2, 1814; Isaac, b. Oct. 31, 
1815 ; Deborah, b, Feb. 28, 1817, d. in her third year: 
William, b. July 16, 1818 and Rebecca, b. Dec. 26, 'ip. 

Sally, b. Oct. 3, 1786, m. Joseph Glorer. 

Ruth, b. April 10, 1790, m. Moses Mai-shall. 

Lucy, b. April 9, 1792, m. Aug. 29, 1816 Thomas Crock- 
er of Minot. 

Levi, b. Mar. 26, 1795, m. Dec. 6, 1823 Sarah Fuller. 

Seth, b. Feb. 23, 1797, and Alathea his wife, are credited 
in Hebron with Ruth Cro<Aer and Marshall, twins, b. 
July 13, 1821 ; Orrin, b. April 2i, 1826 and Lewister 
H., b. Jan. 7, 1829. 

Deborah, b. Feb. 28, 1799, d. Oct. 20, 1820. 

Alfred, b. Feb. 2, 1801 and d. April 15, 1841. By wife 
Hannah he is credited in- Hebron with Sarah Crooker, 
b. July I, 1825 and Harriet, b. Sept. 8, 1821. His widow 
m. Nov. 9, 1845 John Archibald of Poland. 

John and Ruth Whittemore are credited in Hebron 
with Roxanna, b. June 21, 1822; Joshua, b. Nov. 21, 
1824; Alathea, b. May 6, 1827 ; Nancy, b. Feb, 3, 1830 
and Harriet D., b. April 3, 1834. 

Rhoda Whittemore of Hebron and Robert Deering 
of Deumaik, were m. Aug. 29, 1816. 



Jacob Willis of Hebron bought, in 18 11, of Nathaniel 
and Lucy Cushman thirtv-six acres of land in Hebron, be- 
ing a part of lot one in the second range. He died Sept. 
t8, 1820, M 52 years. By wife Parna, he had : 

Sally M., b. Sept. 29, 1802, m. Veres Greenwood. 

Fearing, b. July 8, 1804, bj'^ wife Joanna, is credited in 
Hebron with Henry, b. Sept. 8, 1829. 

Lucia F., b. July 18, 1811. 

John P. and Abigail Wills are credited in Hebron with 
Lydia, b, Sept. 15, 1820. 



294 Annals of Oxford. 



Joseph Wtlson, b. Dec. 28, 1799, son of Nathaniel of 
Falmouth, lived in Oxford (114) and died at Norway Dec 
25, 1876. He m. July 4, 1822 Sarah, b. Oct. 24, 1800, 
dau. of Job and Peace (Merrill) Ramsdell of Falmouth. 
In 1850, Mr. Ramsdell, jb, 75 and Peace, ^71, were liv- 
ing with their daughter, in Oxford. Mrs. Wilson died at 
Morway Mar. 19, 1877. 
Children ; 
imes Myrick, b. Dec. 27, 1823, m. Christiana, dau. of 
Benjamin Richards. They lived in the new house nearly 
opposite his father's old tavern and had children, as fol- 
lows : — Adelaide, b. Sept. i, 1850, m. Darius Sanborn ; 
Isabella, b. Aug. 19, 1853 ; Medora, m. Charles Libby ; 
Frank Leslie, house-wright, lives on the home place ; 
George, m. Annie Hersey ; Elida, ra. Edward Winslow 
of Norway; Edith and Minetta. 
^i child, b. May 14, 1825, d. the same day. 
Lepha Fields, b. June 24, 1827, d. Sept. 15, 1828, 
Ro3^al, b. Oct. 7, 1828, house-wright, ra. Eliza Parker. 

He d. in Portland Sept. 2, 1900. 
Martha Ann, b. Nov. 4, 1832, m. William D. Cordwell. 
Augusta Maria, b. Aug. 30, 1836, m. Dec. 3, 1857 Lrcon- 
ard Day. She is living, his widow, in Portland. 

Amasa Winslow and wife Nancy lived at Craiges Mills. 
His wife d. May 9, 1837 and he m. 2d, Mar. 11, 1838 
Caroline Gore of New Gloucester ; left town soon after. 



Jesse Witham and Rhoda Richmond were married in 
lebron, Mar. 2, 1817 and are credited with: 
Jesse C, b. April i, 1818. 
Ruth, b. Mar. 29, 1820. 



Absalom Wood d. in Hebron Apr. 28, 1841. Rebecca 
his widow d. Oct. 5, 187 1, They are credited with : 

Alonzo, b. Sept. 20, 1821 ; Alfred P., b. July 18, 1826 
and Alonzo, b. Sept. 21, 1828. 

Alfred Wood of Hebron and Mary Currier of Minot , 



Annals of Oxford. 806 

were tfj. Dec. 4, 1813. They a¥« credited with Alfred 
William, b. Nov. 8, 1814 and Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 
12, 1816. 

Edward Wood, m 45 and Elizabeth J. his wife, m 40, 
Were living in Oxford in 1850. They had sons, William, 
M 12% Davis, M 9 and Charles, jb. 2, Richard Wiswell, 
aged 67, lived with th« family. 



Davis Woodward is credited in Hebron with children 
as follows: — Davis, b. Aug. 18, 1794; William, b. Jan. 
24, 1796, d. Aug. 18, 1819; Jeremiah, b. Nov. 28, 1797 • 
Poll}^ b. Nov. 5, 1799; Moses, b. June 19, 1803; Anna, 
b. June 24, 1805 and Lydia, b. May 18, 1807. 

Capt. Caleb Woodward, son of Caleb and Sally (Fos- 
ter), was born in Washington, N. H. Dec. 24, 1789. He 
was, by trade, a tanner and shoemaker, but prior to his 
coming to Maine, he carried on the farm of Judge Haven, 
at Dedham and he was, perhaps, influenced by him to set- 
tle in Hebron, Mrs. Haven being one of the Craigie heirs. 
Whitneys note book mentions the purchase, in 1820, by 
Mr. Woodward and George Hill, of land on county road, 
west side of the river, next to William Muzzey's. His resi- 
dence, in Oxford, was near the covered bridge, south side 
of King street ; his saw-mill, nearby, was a favorite place 
of resort for the village boys. He was a soldier in the war 
of 18 1 2, but earned his title in the militia. He m. ist, his 
cousin, Betsey Woodward, who had three children, viz : — 
Eliza Ann, b. in Brookline, Mass. June 11, 1816, d. young. 
Henry Augustus, b. in Dedham, April 26, 1819; he and 
Bathsheba Bearce lived several years at Col. King's and 
both were ever affectionately regarded as members of the 
family. He m. Feb. 22, 1846 Maiy N. Frost, s. in Rox- 
bury, Mass. and employed as foreman in the factory of 
the Dennison Card Co. He d. April 3, 1878 ; his widow 
was living in 1899 with her dau. Mrs. W. H. L. Bart- 
lett at Newburyport, Mass. 
Relief Whitney, b. in Hebron, Mar. 5, 1822, d. Aug. 22, 
1823. Mi-s. Woodward d, April 26, 1822 and he m. 2d , 
April 30, 1825 Hannah, b. Mar. 26, 1706, dau. of Eb- 
enezer and Martha (Brock) Cary of Buckfield ; they had : 
William Elliot, b. Nov. 29, 1825, m. June 26, 1848 Qar. 



296 Aimalfi of Oxford. 

issa Eliza Rays of Norfolk, Conn. Me was an Apothe- 
cary and widely known as a colledor and dealer in rare 

coins, medals etc. He died in Roxbury, Mass. June 7, 1892. 

Caleb Leighton, b. Aug. 2<x, 1^29, d. young. 

Maiy Eleanor, b. Jan. 26, 1831, d. Feb. 10, 1832. 

Charles Lowell, b. Aug. 20, 1833, m. Margaret Stuart, 
dau. of Alexander Clark of New York City. He is now 
living in New York, proprietcM- (d the Anti<juarian 
Book-store, 78 Nassau street. 



Jonathan Work of Oxford, ^ 29 and Mary Sampson 
of Norway, m 19, were married Dec. 13, 1836. 

Children born in Oxford : 
Willis Farrington, b. Oct. i, 1837. 
Celia, b. Aug. 3, 1839, ^' J^"- ^^' 1^48. 
Charles F., died Nov. 17, 1849, ^ 8 years. 
Maria E., died Oct. 24, 1849, ^ 5 y^ars. 
Mercy D., b. Jan. 11, 1847. 
William, b. Aug. i, 1849 ^^'^ others* 



Samuel Wright bought, in 1801, lot 4 in the 7th range, 
id division, 80 acres, also 44 acres of lot 5 adjoining. A 
record of his family has not been found, his grandson, Silas 
N., says that he came to Hebron from Plj'mpton, Mass. in 
1792 and that his graudmother was Lydia Standish. The 
mairiage of Samuel Wright of Plympton and Sarah Rich 
iiiond, in 1783, is recorded in Plj^mouth ; prob. his 2d m. 

Nathan Wright, son of Samuel, s. (162) Oxford. He 
was b. Sept. 8, 1778, m. Mar. 20, 1826 Ruth, b. July 25, 
1799, dau. of Peter and Joanna (Rider) Durell of Paris. 
He was a soldier in the war of 1812, went to California in 
1852 and died there April 20, 1854. ^^^ widow died at the 
home of her dau. in Portland, Oct. 29, 1886. 

Children : 
A child, b. May 22, 1829, d. in infancy^ 
Kate, b. Dec. 22, 1831, m. Theo. Harmon; s. Portland. 
Almira N., b. Feb. 22, 1833, m. Moses Bixby. 
Silas N., b. Oct. 31, 1835, lives at Oxford. 
Augusta M., b. Jan. 12, 1837, m. T. L. Savage; s. Boston. 
Susan D., b. May 12, 1840, m. Joseph Tellier ; s. South 

Boston. 



Aimate of Oxford. fi97 

EzfiA Wri€«t, wm of Samuel, m. Sept. lo, 1815 E»- 
ther, dau. of Eliab Richmond. They s. (154) \n Oxford, 
where he d. Sept. 10, 1875, aged 87 years. His widow d. 
March 23, 1886, aged 91 years. 

Children : 
Chaadler, died Nov. 15, r8i6. 
Chandler, b. Jan. 7, 1817, d. Mar. 19, 183a. 
Exra Sewall, b. July 22, 18x9. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 4, 1821, d. Oct. 3, 1889. 
Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 1822, d. Sept. 2^5, 1816. 
John F., b. Dec. 10, 1824. 
Nathan R., b. Mar. 9, 1826. 
George W., b. May 21, 1829, d. May 27, 1888. 
Wilson W., b. 1837 and Esther A., b. 1840. 

Samuel Wright, Jr. was bom in 1790, m. Dec. 28, 
1819 Esther, b. 1797, dau. of James and Rachel Marston. 
They lived near George Robinson's, in Oxford ; he was 
in Capt. Sam. Robinson's co. at the defence of Portland. 

Children : 
Daniel, b. Sept. 22, 1820, d. 1846. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 1822. 
Samuel Chandler, b. Aug. 18, 1825. 
William Clark, b. April 27, 1829. 
Charles Henry Durell, b. Feb. 10, 1832. 
Margaret Sutton, b. April 14, 1834. 
Martha Jane, b. Mar. 15, 1837. 
Ellen Louisa, b. Oct. 18, 1838. 
Roecoe Greenlief Green, b. Oct. 16, 1840. 
Lois, b. Jan. 21, 1842. 
Emily Sargent, b. June 6, 1845. 

William Ybates, alias Yates, son of William, was b 
in Norway, Dec. 27, 1796. He was a resident of Oxford, 
tiear the Paris line in 1830, His wife was Dorcas Hall, by 
whom he had five children, viz : — Freeman, a Methodist 
minister ; William Kilburn, m. Zilpha Dustin of Bethel ; 
he was killed in the civil war; Samuel j Mary, m. Milton 
W. Chapman of Bethel ; and Emeline. Mrs. Yeates d. Mar. 
5, 1835, ^^ ^' ^*^' ^*y ^* ^^3^ Prisdlla Robbins of Ox- 
ford and soon after removed to Greenwood. 

James Yeates, a younger brother of William, m, Emma 
Coie } he also lived, for a time, in Oxfoid. 



BOd Axmalfi of Oxfbrd. 



Jambs Yea^^n and wife, both over fifty years of age, 
were settled upon a farm on the Poland road, south of Ox- 
ford village in 1840. At this time there were in the family 
two girls and two boys, all under twenty. The family is 
yet represented in Oxford. 

Jeremiah and Lyi>ia York are credited in Hebron with 
children, a8 follows : — — 

Ira, b. Jan. 15, 1806 j Eliphalet, b. Mar. 19, 1808, d. 
Jan. 27, 1817; Alvah, b. Aprils, 1812; Betsey, b. Jan. 
8, 1814; Pauline, b. April 13, 1815 ; Lydia, b. Mar. 3, 
1817, m. Oct. 4, 1835 Lorenzo S. Bumpas ; Jeremiah, b. 
Oct. 30, 1818; Ruth, b. Oct. 3, 1820, d. Jan. 12, 1822; 
Sally, b. June 17, 1822 and Josiah, b. April 12, 1824. 

Henry Young, son of Nathaniel, Jr. was b. at Norway, 
July, 1806. His wife was Charlotte Cumraings and they, 
with three children were living in Oxford in 1850, viz : — 
Marj-^F., ^6; Charlotte E., ^4 and Jos. Henry, .« 2. 



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in correcting the press and often worked during hours that 
should have been given to rest, have occasioned errors in 
style and typography that would not have occurred to one 
with more leisure and experience. 

The necessity of errata and addendum will be apparent 
to every reader, but the work has already far exceeded our 
original plan and we must leave to our successor the inex- 
pressable pleasure of pointing out its errors. Good night. 

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Are of scenes and friends we loved, long ago; 

When we've crossed the "Great Divide", 
Passed to the other side, 
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