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Addison 18 

Additions and Corrections, Vol. II 222, 224 

Allan, Col. John, of Passamaquoddy 204 

Aroostook War. Roster of Volunteer troops therein, 1839 121 

Arnold, Benedict on the Eastern Frontier 188 

Bangor, Foartb of July, 1805 219 

Bangor, marriages 63, 79 

Bangor, Intentions of marriage CI 

Bangor. Deaths 138, 180,217,243 

Bangor, Historical Society 223 

Belfast, Marriages 1774— 1818 195 

Belfast, Marriagef 1799— 1809 102 

Billings Family, of Bangor 164 

Blake, Gen. John of Brewer, and his family 1 

Blake, Rev. Charles M 17 

Bowers, Benjamin of Lowell 119 

Blue Hill, Congregational Church 113 

Book Notices 224 

Brastow Family 135 

Bragdon, Ebenezer of Sullivan.. « 179 

Brewer, Col. Josiah of Brewer 42 

Brewer, Incorporation of, 1812 ■ 213 

Brewer. Col. John of Brewer, His Petition, 1792 242 

British raid on Naskeag, (Sedgwick) 183 

Brown Family, Concord. Mass., and Bangor 224 

Brown, Dea. George VV. of Bangor 43 

Brunswick. Inscriptions 17 

Buck, Roger and his Descendants 142 

Buckstown. (Bucksport) Incorporated 1792 219 

Bucksport, Inscriptions Buck Cemetery 80 

Buck, Family of Bucksport 19 

Buck, Capt. Ebenezer of Bucksport 69 

Carr, Francis of Bangor, His diary while a member of Congress, 1812, 1813, 214 

Campden, Incorporation of 51 

Castlnein 1815 45 

Champlain, Samuel. His voyage from St Croix to Penobscot 1604 229 

Colburn. Jeremiah. His deposition relating to Marsh Island, Orono 41 

Cooper, General John. First Sheriff of Washington County 33 

Crosby, Simon of Bangor and Family 105, 143 

Darling, Jonathan Jr. His Diary, 1757— 73 76 

De Gregoire, His grant at Mount Desart ••••..... 81 

Deer Isle, Deposition relating to, 1781 84 

Deer Isle and Sedgwick Petitions, 1775 103 

Eastport Inscriptions 150 

Ellsworth, License Innholders, 1812 158 

First European Settlement in New England, 1604 225 

First Steamboat on Penobscot Bay 64 

First marriage on Penobscot River 137 

Frankfort, It icorpo ration of 119 

Frees Family, Deer Isle and Orono 144 

Friendship, Novel marriage, 1772 202 

French Settlements in Maine, 1688 ....121 

Godfrey, Hon. John of Bangor 133 

Goldth wait. Col. Thomas of Fort Po wnal, 1 764 87 

Contents. n i 

Goodwin, Francis Le Baron of Frankfort 66 

Genealogy 204 

Hammon, Charles of Bangor, his letter concerning a Privateer, 1813 157 

Hamlin Family 192 

Hampden, Sketch of 25 

Hatch, Temperance of Bowdoinham, 1803 179 

Harpswell, Petition of Inhabitants, 1768 120 

Hancock County Lawyers 173 

Herbert. Dr. John of Bangor 43 

Hewes Family of Isle^boro 120 

Huntoon. Rev. Benjamin of Bangor, 1829 144 

Johonnot. Col. Gabriel of Castine 55 

Junin, Joseph of Bangor. 1790 176 

List of Persons taken Captive in Maine by the Indians in the Wars of 1754-58 58 

Long Island (Islesboro) Petition of Inhabitants, 1787 216 

Macnias Inscriptions 44, 89 

Machias. Incorporation of 132 

Mount Desert 42 

Mount Desert. Petition of Inhabitants, 1768 218 

Mount Desert, Journal of a voyage there by Sir Francis Bernard, Governor, 

1762 185 

Muscongus and Medumcook. Petitions of Inhabitants, 1767 158 

Nevers. Col. and Doctor Phine:is of Bangor, 1782 161 

Norembega, Ancient ••••134 

Orrington. Early Land Grants 65 

Orrington, Survey by Levi Carter 132 

Orrington, Petitions in 1792 23 

Parker. Hon. Isaac of Penobscot 234 

Passadumkeag, Census, when Incorporated 1S35 with name and age of In- 
habitants 52 

Passamaquoddy, Indians Treaty. 1794 91 

Patriotism 94 

Penobscot, Incorporated 118 

Penobscot Indians 'iVf^aty. 1818 93 

Penobscot. Letter from Com. of Safety. 1814 203 

Penobscot River, Reminiscences 100 

Penobscot County. Incorporation of towns 239 

Penobscot County. Sketch of 241 

Pendleton. Job of Islesboro, his Letter 17 

Peters, Chief Justice John A.. His Address at tne dedication of the New 

Court House at Ellsworth, April 13. 1886 166 

Prospect. Petition of Inhabitants of Plantation— Now Prospect, Stockton, 

and Searsport 209 

Prospect, Incorporation of. 1794 184 

Rich. Doctor Hosea of Bangor. 1805 191 

Saint George Islands 60 

Sargent, Col. Paul D. of Sullivan 125 

Sumner, General W. IL. his Letter 1818 144 

State House, Augusta. Sketch of 145 

Skinner, Doctor and Deacon Elisha of Orrington, now Brewer, the first per- 
manent Physician on Penobs<;ot River 156 

Snowstorm, 1793 18 

Sullivan, Capt. Daniel of Sullivan 75 

Taxation for Faculty 204 

Thatcher, Hon. Samuel of Warren and Bangor, and Family 220 

Thomas, Samuel of Fox Island 158 

Thomaston, Intentions of Marriage, 1777—1811 83 

Thoreau, John of Boston and Concord, Mass 164 

Thomaston . Persons notified to leave from 1785 to 1788 24 

Treat. Major Robert of Bangor 85, 104 

Trenton, Incorporation of • • • • 23 

Ulmer, Gten. George of Llncolnvllle 117 


IV Contents. 

Yeazie, Rev. Samuel of Duxbury, Hull, Mass., and Harpswell, and his 

Family 70 

Vinalhaven, Incorporation of, 1789 190 

Waldo County, Settlers in Plantations Knox, Searsmont, 'l^horndike, Jack- 
son, and Brooks, 1804 159 

Washington County, First Lawyer 24 

Waymouth, Capt. Qeorge, His voyage to the coast of Maine, 1605 205 

Wiscasset Inscriptions 235 

Winslow, Edward of New Brunswick, His Letter, 1797 140 


Abbot, 5a,s6, 19* "3» »^i >73» 

Adams, 60, 61, 63, 64, 83, 11 a, 

J 180. 
Allan, 33i89, 9»i »6i, 163, 1S8, 

131 1 156, 180. 
Ulan, 33, f 

Allen, 108, 150, 177, 180, 199, aoi 

Alexander, 19^ 

Alford, aio 
Ames, 19. 74, 83, 179. >97» »98f 

aoo, aoi, 310. 

Anderson, 6a, 8a 

Angove, S* 

Appleton, 194 

Applebce, 150* i55 

Armstrong, ^04 

Arnold, 63. 79, 188, 189 

Arundel, 305 

Ashmun, 3oa 

Askens, 335 

Asten, 190 

Atwood, 39, 3P, 3a, 68, 1 la 

Atkinson, 61 

Avery, *>3 

Averill, 335 

Ayer, 198 

Ayers, S«» »<» 

Aymar, 150 

Babbidge, 6a, 79, 144 

Babson, ^ 335 
Bachclder, 53, 194, 195, 196, 301 


Badger, 80 

Baker, 53, 66, 159, ai3 

Bailey, 63, 79, 101 

Balch, 36 

Ball, 8j 

Ballard, 45, iSi, 307, 335 

Bangs, 159 

Barter, 60 

Bartlett, 63 

Barnes, 80, 161 

Barry, 196 

Barker, ai, 137, 180, 191 

Basset, aoo 

Bass, 197 

Bassick, 31 

Batson, xS 

Bates, 313 

Bayley, 159 

Beattic, 103 

Bean, i3, M, 75, 137, iSo 

Beals, 33, 63 

Beckford, i5ii 3i3 

Bedlow, 113 

Bell, 150 

Belknap, 307, 336, 33$ 

BennocJi, 193 

Bennet, 79, 10^, 195 

Bent, 16, I CI 

Bernard, 87, 185 

Berry, 83 

Bessabez, 330 

Bessey, iP3 

Bethel, 181 

Bickmore, 158 

Bickford, 18 
Billings, 104, i»J7, 134, 151, 164, 

180, aao. 334. 












Blake, 1,61,64,95, 











»7. 30, 3» 













Bond, 61 























Boyd, 61, 63, 79, 85, 107, 140, 

156, 180, 310, 335. 
Boynton. 03, 103, 137, 180 

Bradford, 59, S3, 117, 151, 158, 

Bradbury, aoa 

Bradley, 19, 41, 63, 181, 193, 338 
Bragdon, in, 199 

Brastow, 10,66,135 

Bray, 58 

Bretoon, 331 

Brewer, 33, 35, 36, 4a, 64, 65, 67, 

68, 85, 109, 137, 313, 313, a4i, 

Brewster, 34, 63 

Bridge, aoo 

Brier, 199 

Bright, 61,338 

Bridges, 63, 79, 104 

Biiggs, 64 

Brinley, 139 

Brooks, 68, 79, 83, 144, Ki 

Brown, 15,31,43,61,71,80,89, 

loa, 103, 107, 134, 135, 136, 159, 

160, 164, 181, 193, 197, 198, 300, 
303, 330, 334, 33S, 341, 343, 344 

Buck, 19, 6 
15*. »83,ii 

31, 103,159, »8o, 305 
h 80, 83, 89, 103, 143, 

, 319. 

13. ig, 
61,65, *77 «8o 

103, 106 
61, 180, 181 

^ A ^''^' 

61,63, 133,311,343 


Burragc, ao5 

Bums, 343 

Burton, 60 

Bussell, a6, 101, 133 
Butler, 34, Sa, iia, 163, aoi 

Butman, 151 

Butters, 133 

Byard, 104 

Byram, 151 

Cabahis, 333 

CadUlac, 3o8, 331 

Call, 107,11a 

Campbell, a6, 36,37,68, 89,91, 

Cameron, 151 

Candage, 3 

Capen, <5 1 

Cavendish, 3 

Carman, 6a 

Carpenter, 106, 145, x<i 

Cartland, 79, 181 

Carlton, x 141^35 

Cartwright, 151 
Carr, 61,63,181,313,314 

Carter, ai, a6, loa, 104, 114, 133, 

_ 193. «97. «»• 

Cary, 35, 37, 30, 79, 181 

Carver, 60, 158 

Case. 153 

Castin, aai 

Cates, 160, 198, 30I, aoa 

Chadboume, 37, 15a 

Chadwick, a6, 181 

Chaloner, 38 

Chapels, 196 
Chamberlain, 31, 133, 137, 311, 


Champlain, 336, 339, 34a, 344 

Chandler, 18, 89, 197, 315 

Chapln, 157 
Chase, 53, 133, 134, 160, 181, 30o 

Chesley, aio 

Cheney, 6a 

Chillam, a6 

Chipman, 140, 141, 190 

Choate, 193, a35 

Churchill, aoi 

Cilley, aoo 

Clapp, i,53|66 

Clay, 119 

Clayton, 61 
Clark, w, 63, 79, 107, 151, 153, 

160, iSi. 197, 335. 

Clary, 103, 197, 199 

Clemens, lao 

Clement, 64,111,159,303 

Cleveland, 3» ii3 

Clifford, 5a, 19S 

Clough, 63 
Cobb, i3i a8, 39, 63, 139, 341 

Cobum, 133 
Cochran, 59, 161, 195, 196, 198, 


Coffin, 18, 59, 119, 15x1 160, 1^ 

Co^eai. 31 

Coggins, "3t»>4 

Couamore, 158 

Colbum, 33,41,63,1x1 

Cole, 3v>.3afS».68, 193 








3>. 109 









Coombs, 70,; 


■4, 75, 79, lao, aoa. 

158, 335, 343 
33. «98, 344 



13. a<3. M^ 




loi, 341 











Crawford, 4a, 


75. 87, 106, 137, 

• ^%$, aia. 




63. i9« 


303, 308 


60,84,181, 198 




Crosby, 35, a6, 37, 38, 30, 33, w, 
56, 63, 64, 105, 143, 164, 181, 
^ «97. »99. ao3, 341. 
Cross, 59, 103, 133, 159, 198, 301, 

Crowell, X34 

Cumminffs, 53, 100, 304, 3i3 

Cunningham, loa, 103, 133, 197, 

198. 199. «». «»• 
Currier, 1 13 

Curtis, 13, I03, 196, idS, 3oo 

Cushing, 38, 59, 158, 183, 191 
Cushman, 71, 108, 197, 307 






33, 181, 107 











Davis, 11,31, 


• 83. 93. 158. 

160,181, 300 

, 303. 


Dean, 30, 166, 

SS, 113, "4 
169, 174, \^ 

103, 197, X08 







176, 304, 331 

















198, 309. 310 




6x. 74. 183 


38. 64.68.313 


103, 161 

Dodge, 31, 76, 114, 117, 133, i8i, 

Doe, 181 

Dole, 35, 37, a8, 313, 343 

DoUoff, 103 

Dolliver, 59 

Doughty, 133 

Dow, 89, 134 

Downey, 53, 53 

Downes, 36, 66 

Drake, 136 

Drew, 133, 198 

Dresser. 181 

Drisko, 18 

Drinkwater, ^* ' 7^ * ^"^ 

Drummond, 63, 181, 343 

Dudley, 101, 109, no, 113, 135, 


Dugans, 79, 86 

Dumont, 133 

Dunbar, 181 , V03 

Dunning. 36, 83, 124, lao 

Dupee, 10,60, 130 

Durham, 195, aoo, 301 

Dusten, 33 

Dutton, 41, 130, 133, 158, 181, 341 

Dwelley, aoi, 310 

Dwinel, 1 1 3 

Dyer, 53, 114, 125, 136 

Barnes, 316 

Eaton, 63, 69, 71, 73, 104, 117, 

183, 313, 2^3. 
Eddy, 41, 66, 107,163, 177,189, 











197, 301 

64, 101, 198 

39, 198, 199 

Ellis, 18, 53, 63, tia, 300, 369 
Elliot, 62, 159, 235 

Elwell, 60, 61, 158, 199, 203 

Emerson, 32, 98, 161, 182 

Emery, 25, 27, 38, 30, 63, 68, 69, 

75, 109. 110, 134, 137, 193, 194. 
Escarbot, 326 

Esten, io4 

Eustis, 309, 310 

Evans, 53, 100, 103, 159, 300 

Ewins, S3 

Fairfield, 133 

Farley, 310 

Fargo, 61 

Farnngton, u, 79, 136, 311 

Famharo, 183 

Farnsworth, 60, 90 

Farwell, 59 

Fellows, 335 

Felker, 74 

Felch, S3, 131 

Felt, S 

Field, loi, 156, 198, 300 

Figard, 153 

Finson, 79 

Finney, 160 

Fiske, 63, 182 

Fish, 103, 159 

Fisher, 63, 64, 66, 113, 114, 115, 

116. 13s, 153. 
Flagg, 79 

Fletcher, 209 

Fling, S9 

Flint, 13 

Floyd, 83, 1 IS 

Fluker, 60 

Fogg, 63 

Folsom, 153 

Foot, i6o 

Ford, S3, 134, 159, 197, 301 

Foster, 8a, 101, 139, 153 

Fovall, II 

Fowler, 33, 39, 63, 68, 10a, 144, 

178, 1S4, 197, 300, 20a, 215. 

Eraser, 158 

Francour, 66 

Frees, 26, 101, 1^ 

Freeman, 68, 84, 107, 108 
French, 64, 102, 103, 182, 197, 310 

Frisbee, 183 

Frost, 92, 203 

Fryc, 64, 77, 78, 80 

Fuller, 74, 83 

Furber, 124, 182, 300 

Fumald, 53 




















30, 86, 182 









74. a»6 



Gilman, 33, S3> 66, 153, 159, 343, 


Gilmore, 11, 197, aoo, 303, 341 

Ginn, 05 

Gipson, 79 

Gleason, 152 

Godfrey, 56, 133, ai a, 341 

Good, S3 

Goodale, 31, 33, 191, 315 

Goodwin, 137 

Goodell, 309, 310 

Goodrich, too 

Goodman, S^. ^ 

Googins, 82 

Goodhue, 79 

Goldthwait. 87, 107, 137 

Gordon, 33, 130 

Gorton, as, 36, 37, 38, 30 

Goss, 62 

Gould, 11,71,183,3x3 

Gove, S3 

Gower, 343 

Graflfam, 158 

Granger, 153 

Grant, as, 26, 37,38, 30.3a. 62, 

lox, 309, 3X0, 343. 

Gray, 34, 109, 196, 30X 

Green, 58* 59. »^ 

Gregg, 79 

Greenlief, 3is 

Greenlaw, 104 

Greely, aoo, aoi 

Griffin, 13, 53, 63, 155, 3r)i, 309, 


Griffith, a 16 

Grinnell, 199. ai6 

Grover, 157 

Gubtail, S3* io3 

Guild. 66 

Gullifer, 61, 63 

Gunnison, \$i 
Hadley, 62, loa, 105, 197 

Haines, 3oo 

Hale, 83, 1x9, 153 

Halliburton, 106, ixi, 183 
Hall, 18, 58, 60, I JO, i6x, 197, 303, 

313, 338. 

Hamlin, x6o, 193, 333 

Hamlen, 38, 30 

Ham, 63, 90 



Hmmmond, 43, 6a, 157, 164, i8a, 


Hammatt, loi 

Hamilton, 107 

Hanson, 100 

Hannaford, 151 

Harding, 25, j6, 17, 3a, 74 

Harmon, 44 

Harriman, 21163,183 

Harris, 153, 196 

Harden, 104 

Hardy. 31, 3a, 159, aoi 

Harkness, 83 

Harrington, 15a 

Hartfora, xoa. 197 

Harvey, 343 

Harwood, 131 

Hartshorn, 198, aoi 

Harlow, 63, 177, iSa, 323 

Haraden, aoi 

Harthom, 61, 6a, 68, loi, iSa 

Hasey, 6a, 63, 64, lao, i8» 

Haskins, 106 
Hafckell, 44, 53, 79. 117, 144. 183, 

196, aoi. 
Hatch, 75, 153, 159, 179, J8a, 199, 

aoi , ai6. 

Hathaway, 53, 101, 168, 174 

Hawes, 10, 14, 15 

Hayes, lo, 11 

Haynes, a6, 6a, 83, too, 101 

Haywood, 53, 63 

Hayden, 79. 153 

Heard, 01 

Heaton, 66 

Hemmenway, 338 

Henry, aox 

Herbert, 43, 156, 169, 174 

Hcrick, 241 

Hersey. 79* '83, 194 

Hewes, 25, j6, 63, 03, 117, lao, 

Hil^ari^' ^. i8a 

Hibbert. 118 

Higgins, as, 27, 38, 29, 3a, 160, 


Hiffginson, aaS 

HibMrd, 197 

Hill, 44, 79, 93, 18a, aoD, aoa 

Hills, iii,iia, 182 

Hillard. 91 

Hilyard, 15a 

Hilton, 7a, 335 
Hinckley, 114, 153, 169, 174, laa 

Hinds, 6a 

Hinkson, 196 

Hitchborn, 177, 18a, 209,210 

Hobart, aoa 

Hobbs, 79 

Hodsdon, 63, 144 

Hodges, 129, ai3 

Hodgkins, 53, 82 

Hodge. 235 

Hoi man, XI2, 241 

Holmes, 13a, 193, i^ 

Holland, a, 3a, 105, iia 
Holbrook, 30, 33, 64, 66, 70. 7a, 

7^, III, lao. 
Hojt, 34, 63, 76. 78, 79. 113. "4 

Hollis. 160 

HoUenshed, 14 

Hooke, 159, aic, 243 

Hopkins, 37, a8, 39. 31.80,83, 

104, 130, tax. 

Holman, 11 a, 343 

Horton, 53, 78, 79, 114, 131, 313 

Holyoke, 64, 68, 85, 137, 163 



"9. 1S3 
195. 196. i< 



63, 130, 174, 183 




44. »89. M3 
90, 1^3 





3. 133, 343 
































79,81, 198,301 





133, 123,215 








»30. i3» 

ones, 44,63, 

7*»79. 81. 83,83, 

139,133, 155 

J. 186, 187, 191,317 

Johnson, 60, t 

3, 68, 103, 103,131, 

153. 317- 



Johonnot, 3a, 55, lao 
Jordan, 11, 53, 61, 63, 71, 8a, 161, 

169, 300, 301. 

, oy. 11 

^udd, 18 

udkins, 133, 341 

udson, 06 

, umper, 343 

' unin, 176 

^(allock, 66 

Keith, 90 

Kelso, 196 

Kempton, 31 

Kenard, 195 

Kendrick, 304 

Kendall. 202 
Kent, 63, 146, 313, 317 

Kenncy, 53, 59, io;r, 2m 
Kilbv, 140, 153, 188, 228 

Kidder, 32, lOi, 197 
Kimball, 61, 63, 153, 198, 202, 


King, 66, 146 

Kinney, 159 

Kinsley, 2^1 

Knapp, 65, 66, 67 

Kneeland, loi 

Knight, 61, 217 

Knowland, 54 
Knowles, 18, 35, 26, 37, 39, 30, 


Knowlton, 103, 103, 196 

Knox, 153, ao8 

Ladd, 201,313 

LaFIower, 331 

L4iFayette, 135 

Lambert, 79. 217 

Lamont, 16a 
Lampher, aoo, aoi, 300, aio 
Lancaster, 63,79, ii3» 190.309, 


Lancil. 61 

Lnngdon, 139, 158 

Lancy, 63, 153 

Lapham, 43, 143 

Lapish, 317 


63, 303 


6a, 317 

















107, 131, 333, 237 








'5*. 317 






95. ai7 




146. 153. 155. «43 





Lutic, 23, 78, 79, 111, 113.153. 

168, 174, 195, 317. 

Littlefield, 36, 63, loa 

Liscomb, aoi 

Liverroore. 30, 153. 154, 19a 

Logan, 334 

Loomis, 64, 317 

Look, \h 

Longfellow, on 

Lon^ley, 61 
Lord, 73, 8a, 195, aoo, aoi 

Loveioy, 30, 317 

Lovell, 61, 63, 79, 217 
Low, 63, 84, 101, 163, 217, 318 

Lewder, 163, 301, 317 
Lowell, 164, 174, 313. 23s 

Lowney, 301 

Lowley, 198 

i-owrey, 221 

Luce, ' 197, 341 

Ludlow, 153 

Lumbert, 63. 243 a ' 

Lunt, 63, 79 

Lyford, m 

Lymebumer, 196 

Lyon, 62, 324 

Mack, 6a 

Mabee, 154 

Macomb, 1 24 

Maddocks, 103 

Mains, 54 

Mann. 12, 66, 215, 243 

Maokin, 104 

Mansell, 61,78,70 

Mansur, 198 

Mansfield, 64 

Marble, 301 

Marti:ll, 33i 

Marston, 18, 71, 84, 139 

Marten, 60, aio 

Marshiield, 18 

Marshall, 102, 154, 196 

Marsh, 41, 61 
Mason. 31, 43, 103, 154, 338 
Matthews, 17, 120. 154. 162, 301 

May. 66 

Maybenry, 84 

Mayhew, 13, 61, 79 
Mayo, 36, 38, 29, 30, 33, 63 

Maxfield, 318 

Maxim, 63 

McAllister, 134 

McCarrick, 63, 318 

McCIure. 199, 3CO, 317 

McCrate. 336 

McCrea, 1C4 

McCurdy, o5 

McClintock, lit 

McDonnel, 198 












6a, aoo, aoi 

I03, 197 

217, a^, 342 

06, aoa 


195, aoi,ao7 
54, 6a, 68, 134 

Mclntire, 54, lai, laa, xa3, aiy, 


McLellan, S3 

McMann, ao9, aio 

McNear, 59 

McPheters, 33, a 17, 341, 343 

Meiritt, 18 

Merrill, 73, 198, aoa 

Merriam, 196 

Merriman, 63 

sscsr* p 

Metcalf, 66, 83 

Messer, 54 

Miller, 18, 27, 30, 3a, 101, loa, 

.,'".3. »S4. »86. ^87. »96. 198, 343 

Mills, 63, 79 

Milliken, 54, 82, 107 

Miers, 61 

Miner, a 16 

Minns, aai 

Minot, aiS 

Middleton, 79 

Mitchell, 6a, 64, 79, 83, 110, 160, 

Monroe, 198 

MontDe, 325, 2a6, 337, aaS, 33a 

More, 336 

Moody, 199, 300, 303 

Morgan, 61, aoi 

Morey, 90 

Mooers, 160 

Morris. 9, ai8 

Morrell, 31, 6a, 117, 196 

Morton, 133, 15S, 160, aoo, 303 

Morland, 33 

Morrow, 159 

Morse, 19, 31, 60, i3o 

Moor, II, 41, 63, 137, 193, 318 

Moors, 63 

Mosman, aoi 

Mudgett, 31, 3IO 

Munsell, 64 

Murray, 60 

Murch, 38, 30, 33 

Muncy, 195 
Myrick, 35, 27, 38, 30, 31, 33, 63 

Myers, 318 

Nash, 18,31,54,63 

Nasoo, 343 

Neal, 36, 30 

Nealley, 333 

Nelson, 168, m, 333 
Nesniith, 103, 107, 195, 196, 197, 


Nevers, 110, 156, 161, 191 

Neptune, 93 

Newcomb, 37, 38, 30, 31, 33, 343 
Newman, 41 

Newton, 103, 197 

Nickels, 59, 79, 83, 90, 198, 336 

Nichols, 101, 309, 310, 313 

Nickerson, 30, 68, 79, 154, 196, 

109, 300, 213. 
Noble, 59, 113, 163, i64, 231 




154, 2id 




62, 79, 134 




309, 310 

30, 3a, 15+ 
83, 90, I< - 

134, 131, 138 
43, 80, 309, 3 10 


OiHer, 74 

0%[ara, 54 

Orbeton, 70 

Orcutt, 68, 104 

Ordway, 303 

Osborn, 18 
Osgood, 113, ii4, 1x5, 318 

Ott. 83 

Otis, 339 

Owen, no, 154, 330 

Palmer, S3, 90, 199 

P»gC» 33. 36, 30, 61, 63, ^,130* 

Parker, 33, 51, 57, 63, 74, 75. "». 
113, 114, 116, 138, 154, i«. 175, 

333, 334, 343, 343. 

Parks, 64, 196, 197 

Parkhurst, x6o 

Park, 198, 300, 309 




Patch, 154 

Pattee, 19^ 

Patten, 38, 31 , 54, 89, 109 

Patterson, 37, aS, 30, 31, 32, loa, 

^ »03. »S4. »9S. »96, 197. 199- 

Payson, 06, 3^ 


Peabody, i<i>34i 

Peavcy, 154 

Peirce, 37, 154, 191, 195, 197, 198, 

Pennell, 17, 90, 138 

Penniman, 44, 90 

Pendleton, 17, 63, 309, 3 10, 3i6 
Pendezter, 310 

Perkins, 33, 301 

Perry, 63, 90, 3x5 

Perley, 160 

Perham, 315, 341 

Peters, 18, 81,83, 114, 130,158, 

166, 175, 191, 332. 
Pepper, 33 

Pettmgell, 54, 179 

Philbrook, 35, 36, 37, 79, 83i 160, 


Phips, 311 

Phillips, 32, I03, 138, 154, 190, 


Pickard, 30, 33 

Pickering, 43, 330 

Pinkham, 301, 303 

Pike, 79, 138. 154, IQ9. 341 

Pine, 189, 190 

Piper, 31, 300 

Pishon, 54 

Plaisted, 73 

Piatt, 193 

Plummer, 18, 6x, 63, 138 

Plympton, 177 

Pomroy, 36, 30, 64, 1 1 x 

Pool. 138, 336 
Pond, 3, 43, 139, 166, 17s, 341 

Pope, I, 313 

Poor, 341, 343 

Potter, 90, 131 
Porter, 41, 61, 64, 90, 133, 133, 


Powers, X03, 117 

Powell, 59 

Pratt, 17, 33, 103, 309, 316, 343 

Pray, 138 

Preble, 36. 59, 85, 87, 88, 90, 154 

Prcsby, 199 

Prescott, 63, 103, 103, 159 

Prentiss, 43, 133 

Price, 195, 196 

Prince, 63, 307 





63, 138 







Raymond, 155 

Reed, 103, 113, 113, 159, 183, 1$^, 

300, 30I. 

Reynolds, xS, 00, 154 

Rice, II, 103, 154*155* «^» >75. 

Rich, 71, 138, 160, 191 

Richards, 107 

Richardson, 3, 104, 154 

Ridley, 54 

Rider, 39, 68, 3X3, 313 

RJley, 54 

Ring, 154 

Rines, x 33, 133 

Roberts, 63, 74, 79, 99, 100, 161, 

191* 197. »98i 30I. 

Robbins, 93 
Robinson, 13, 33, 103, 114, 133, 
_ 158, 169. 17s, 3x3, 3x5. 

Robershaw, 66 
Rogerv, 13, 30, 31, 136, 138. 199. 


Rooks, 157 

Rollins, 133 

Rolfe, 154 

Rosier, 305 

Rose, 154 

Ross, 70, 1 30, X8S, 198, 331 

Rowe. 63, 133, 3x3 

Roweil, loi, 113 
Roundy, 54, 78, 113, 114, ii< 

Ruggles, ^ 

Russ, 78. 336 

Russell, 160, 301 

Ryan, 199 

Ryder, 64, 79 

Sabine, 89, 155 

Saint Robin 331 

Sally, 30. 33 

Salmond, 30x 

Sampson, 71, 136, 15S 

Sanborn, 61, 90, 194 

Sanders, 54, 137, x 38, X3S 

Saunders, a^ 

Sangster, 68 

Sargent, 38, 57, 135, 344 

Savage, 40, 4«f "M* »33 

Savory, 3oo 

Sawyer, 79, 1x3, 138, 159 

Scott, 55, 140 

Scottow, 344 

Searle, 139 

Sears, 155, 159 

Seekins, 199 

Seeiy, 74 

Severance, 54 

Sevey, 336 
Sewall, 9, 33, iQS, X06, 336, 34^ 

Seward, 138 

Shaw, 73, 108 

Shead, 155 

Sheldon, 130 

Sherlock, 155 

Sherburne, 343 

Shepard, n* 136 

Shiperd, 195 

Shorey, 54 
Shute, 85, 109, 119, 309, aio 

Sibley. 54 

Simmons, 54 

Simpson, 13 

Sinclair, 83 

Skillings, 303 

Skinner, iii, 156 



SUfter, aa9 

Sleeper, 199 

Small, lao 

Smart, i77* H^ 

Smith, a6, a;, i8, 29, 30. 3a. 44* 

^, 64, 68, 79, 90. 9». »<». laS. 

133, 159. «77. »». »9S. >97. »99. 

Snow, aS, 39* 30, 3 1,61, 63,63, 

68.7o,7».79.83. »5S.a43- „ 
Soroerby, i5i So 

South wick, 139 

Sparhawk, 80, 16S, 175 

Spates, ^ 155 

Spencer, 61, 100, loi, i38t 155, 

195, aoo. 




























. »39. »-^ 

196, ao9, aio 


37. 44» 244 


103, 196, aoo, aoi 





^ 44 

6j, 155 

168, 175 





73. »37.H».a34 
37, 30, 3«. ?" 

a'J9, 310 

Swett,30, 68,137. «S5. "3,337 










63. 337 
161, 19S 

139, 159, 303, 337 

Tcmpleton, 199 

Tenney, 59 

Thatcher, 33, 91, 164, 330, 334 
Thaxter, 9i> >55 

Thomas, 61, 84, 103, 158, 303 
Thoms, 139 

Thoreau, 164, 330 

Thompson, 34,59,61,63,63.81, 
84, 107, 139, 155. »94. 





















18, 37, 164, 30I, 310 




55. »oo, 177 

14, 133,300 

73. »94 

34. »39 

61,139. »79 


Treat, 85, 98, 104, 109, 139, 155, 

_i77. 309,310,341. 

Trecarten, 155 

Trefeathern, 30i 





















197, 198, 30I , 303 

_ 199.237 
168, 175, 333 

139. 19s 

34, 55. "3. 134. i»S, 3IS 
55. 154. 155 

59. 63, 79, 139. 199 

01, 117 



70, 103, 139. 344 


33. 36. 91 




76, 77. ao3, 315 


Ward, TO, 73. 82, 155, 160, aoT 

Wadswortli, ' " 156, 153 

Waldo, 87, i& 

Walker, a, 30, 31, 33, 73, 159, 160, 

30I, 330, 331. 

Wales, 59, 199 

Watts, So 

Watson, 59, 199, 30I, 335 

Warren, 63, 74, 3on, 303, 304, 34 










140, 179 




30, 303 


103, 196 




Webster, 63, 79, 95, 


153. 197. 

3<X), 343. 

Welch, 38, io, 33, 61, 79, 130, 343 

Wells, 59,69 

Wescott, 303 

Wentworth, 55, 68, 79, 188, 343 

Weston, 30 

West, 130, 105, 199 

Wetmore, 176, 333 

Wetherbec, 91 

Wheeler, 35, 38, 30, 31, 33,03, 

„Jl°9'.*i*^» *S5. 156. 

Wheelden, 313 

Wheelwright, 133 

Whclpley, 155 

Whiddcn, 55 

Whipple, 95, 133. *»3 

Whitman, 139, 140 

Whitmorc, 33 

Whitmarsh, 59 
Whitney, 38, 30, 16c, 196. 304, 


White, 18, 33. 103, 139, 160, 196, 

19S, 301, 303, 243, 

Whittier, 63, 300, 3ox 

Wiggins, 83 

Wiley, 30, 33, 61 

Wilder, 64 

Wilks. 59 
Wilkins, 159, 196, 313, 341 
Williams, 17, 63, S3, lao, 136, 140, 

1a6, 168, 176, 30O, 307, 316, 333 

Williamson, 45,56, 63,64,69, 91, 

98,117, 134,139. 453,308, 315, 

310, 334, 341. 

Wilfian, 73 

Williston, 301 
Wilson, 3, 18, 196, 199, 30I 

Winslow, 63, 73, 140, 141 

Wingate. 79, Z40 

Winsor, 330 
Wis well, 3, 10, 68, 169, 176, 313, 


Winchester, 13,64,156 

Witherel, 303 

Witherbee, 244 

Witherby, 303 

Wood, 61, 113, 114, 115, 169, 176, 


Woodard, 104 

Woodcock, 49 

Woodbury, 199 

Woodman, 62, 176, 178, 237 

Woodward, 139 

Woodworth, 156 

Works, I3A 

Worster, 158 

Wright, 119 

Wyatt, 79 

York, 303 

Young, 55, 160, 309 

Zorzy, 321 



j^ s^ON-orxxxj' 

VOL. II. BANGOR, ME., JULY, 1886. NO. I. 



William^ Blake, was baptized in Pitminster Parish Church, 
four miles south of Taunton in Somersetshire, England, June 5, 
1594. He married Mrs. Agnes Bent, September 23, 1617. 
They had five children all bom in England, viz. : — ^William ,2 
James,2 Edward,^ John^ and Ann^. They set sail from Plymouth, 
England, on the " Mary and John," in March, 1630, and arrived 
at Nantasket, now Hull, May 30, and settled in Dorchester, 
Mass., that part now Milton. He died October 25, 1663, and his 
wife died July 22, 1678. 

i. William Blake, Jr., of Dorchester, Milton, Mass., had two wives 
and nine children, four sons and five daughters. 

ii. James Blake, of Dorchester, mari-ied first Elizabeth Ciapp, about 
1651, and second Elizabeth Hunt at Behoboth; he died June 2S, 1770, 
aged 77. 

iii. Edward Blake, Dorchester, married Patience (Jane) Pope* 

he died in Milton, 1692. Children were :— Edward, Jr., died Sept. 

30, 1676 ; Jonathan, died in Wrentham, 1727 ; Solomon, Mary 

; married Pitcher, Aug. 3, 1681; Sarah married 

Kilton, Jan. 25, 1684; Susanna, b. July 20, 1661; married 

Nathaniel Wales, Aug. 26, 1688 ; Abagail married Obediah Swift, 

Dec. 31, 1695. 

iv. John Blake, Dorchester, married widow Mary Shaw, Aug. 16, 1654, 

V. Ann Blake, married Jacob Leger, and had two daughters, Bethiah 
who married Fearnot Shaw, of Weymouth, and had two sons — 
Jacob, b. Nov. 6, 1672; and John, b. March 30, 1673; and Hannah, 
who married John Walker and John Wis well. 

*Jane (or Patience) Pope was daughter of John Pope Dorehester. 

2 Memoir of Gfeneral John Blake of Brewer^ 

Jonathan^ Blake, son of Edward^ Blake, lived in Boston* 
ried Elizabeth Candage,* February 16, 1697-8 by Rev. ( 
Mather. Children — Jonathan,* Married Mary Bennett in B 
1724 ; Charity* ; Elizabeth,* who married Thomas Daggett, Ja 
1728-9 ; Ebenezer,* born September 28, 1709, married Petronel 
Peck, December 11, 1727 : Patience* ; Joseph* ; Edward* ; i 
born about 1720; Mary,* married Isaiah Hunt, of Reho 
September 28, 1746. He was a major, lawyer and Quaker.- 

John* Blake, son of Jonathan^ Blake, born 1720, manl 
Wobum, Mass., Ann, daughter of Job and Sarah (Cleve 
Richardson,t April 14, 1742. She died July 4, 1806. He 
in Boston and Wrentham. Children were : — 

i. Job, b. in Boston, Aug. 6, 1846; married Elizabeth Brown. 

il. Anne, b. Boston, Nov. 29, 1747; m. twice; lived in Boston | 

after 1839; had children, 
ill. John, b. in Wrentham, Au^. 29, 1753. of Brewer, Me. 
iv. Dorcas, b. Wrentham, Feb. 14, 1757; m. Capt. Thomas Rl| 

Charlestown. No issue. 
V. Mary, b. Wrentham, Sept. 9, 1759; m. in Boston, 
vi. Willing, b. Wrentham, May 27, 1762; m. Mary Lindley, of Wal 

Mass., removed to Warren, Me. Died there June 18, 1844. 

vii. Su3AN, b. Wrentham, July 25, 1764; m. and lived in Bostoi). 


JoHN^ Blake, Jr., son of John* Blake, born in Wrenth 
Mass., August 29, 1753. He spent his youth on his fatlj 
farm where his chance for education was limited. He was t 
geant in Captain Oliver Pond's Company of minutemen, and pli 
ing in the field 19th April, 1775, when the signal of alarm cal 
him to arms, just after noon. That night they rendezvousec 
Roxbury. His own narative of the next seven years, iif a lot 
to the Hon. John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, in July, 18. 
is here inserted. 

•Corruption of Cavendish. 

tJob Richardson, married Sarah Cleveland, her mother was Doroas, daughter Qf J 
Wilson of Wobum. 

Memoir of General John Blake^ of Breioer. 

"To the Hon. J. C. Calhoun Esq. Secretary at War at Washington 
Sir. Agreeably to your statement of May 11th, 1820, respecting pen- 
sioners, I beg leave to make to your Honor a statement of some of the 
military services performed by myself during the war of the revolution. 
On the 19th of April, 1775, it is well known the battle at Lexington 
took place, and the sound of war spread with the rapidity of lightning 
through our Country. I was at that time a young man of twenty-one 
who was Sergeant in the light Infantry Company in Wrentham, my 
native Town, — a Town about twenty- seven miles from Boston, the seat 
of war. This Company was Commanded by Capt. Oliver Pond, of said 
Town. On the 19th of April as aforesaid, I marched with this Company 
to Roxbury, a Town adjoining Boston, and enlisted under Capt. Pond 
as a Sergeant for the term of eight months. We were put under the 
command of Col. Joseph Reed of Uxbriige, Massachusetts; which 
Regiment was afterwards known as the 13th Rcgt. U. S. Infantry. I 
continued in this Regt. eight months, according to my term of enlistment. 
On the first of January, 1776, I re-enlisted into the same Company and 
Rcgt. as a Sergeant for the term of one year. On the first of April, 
1776, I marched from Roxbury to New York under the Command of 
Gen. Washington. In August following, I was in the action on Long 
Island under Lord Stirling; at which time our Company suffered 
severely, both in killed and wounded. Lord Stirling and the right wing 
of his army were made prisoners ; the left wing in which I was placed, 
by the skillful maneuvre of Gen. Washington, made good their retreat 
in the twilight of the morning to York Island. On the sixth of Sep- 
tember following I was detached, and put under the Command of Capt. 
Gleason of the 6tli Rcgt. The next day I was in an action under Capt. 
Gleason on Harlem Heights on New York Island near Kings' Bridge, in 
which our brave Capt. fell, and the Company suffered very great loss. 
The next day, being the eighth, I again encountered the enemy in an 
action at East Chester under the command of Capt. Walbridge of the 
1.3th Regt. ; at which time our company suffered the loss of seven killed 
and three wounded. On the 10th I was engaged with the enemy at the 
White Plains under Col. M'Doogle, of New Y'ork. The action continued 
11-2 hours, when we were overpowered by superior numbers, and were 
obliged to retreat with considerable loss. On the first of October fol- 
lowing. Gen. Washington was pleased to appoint me an Ensign. I did 
not, however, receive ray Commission until the first of January 1777, 
which Commission I have forwarded to the war Department. Our term 
of enlistment being for one year would expire on the first day of 1777. 
Gen. Washington therefore about the middle of Dec. 1776 (knowing 
that his men's time was nearly out) solicited volunteers for six weeks. 
I then volunteered and called for others to follow rae ; when at this 
very depressed state of American affairs, twenty four brave soldiers in 
defence of their Country's rights stepped forward altho' almost naked, 
and their feet bare and bleeding in the snow ; exclaimed that they would 
follow me in vindication of their Country's rights wherever I should see 
fit to JeacJ thcni. IVe w^re then at Peekshill, in New York State, on 

4 Memoir of General John Blake^ of Brewer, 

the margin of Hiidsons river. After three days march I found my men's 
feet lacerated by the ice and snow ; and bleeding in a shocking manner ; 
insomuch that 1 found it impossible to continue the march in that situa- 
tion. I then took from my pocket the last Dollar, purchased two raw 
hides, and gave them to my va^n of which they made moccasins, and so 
were enabled to pursue their march. We then continued our march to 
the forks of the Delaware, from which we went to Corills Ferry on the 
Delaware. We next marched upon Trenton, where we attacked and 
captured a large body of Hessians. 900 prisoners was the fruit of this 
brilliant affair. This happened about the 25th of Dec. 1776. Immedi- 
ately after this, a reorganization of the army took place. I was put 
into Capt. Nathan Goodales Company of the 5th Massachusetts Regt. 
commanded by Col. Rufus Putman. In March, 1777, we joined the 
Northern Army commanded by Gen. Gates, and I was with that General 
in his retreat from Skeensborough to Fort Edward, and the half Moon. 
When we had retreated as far as Fort Edward, I was sent out by Gen. 
Gates on a scout to Fort George, 14 miles through a wilderness. On 
my return to Camp, the Indians having received information of my route, 
laid an ambuscade two miles before we arrived at Camp, and there fired 
upon us, and killed one Sergeant and six privates upon the spot. I 
instantly charged the Savages and they retired. We then took up our dead 
and wounded and carried them to the Camp. On the second day of 
September, Gen. Gates sent for me to his quarters, and informed me 
that a Hessian Guard was posted about two miles from his left wing ; to 
ascertain the situation and numbers of which he said would be only 
sport for me to do. On the night of the third Sept. I took a party of 
men and went out and took their two Sentinels, and then their guard 
consisting of a Lieut, and eighteen men, without the loss of a man. On 
the first of October following, I was notified by Gen. Gates to repair to 
his quarters, which 1 immediately did. Upon my arrival at his quarters 
he told me that the same conduct that took a Hessian guard, would 
undoubtedly conquer a British guard. ''There is (said he) a British 
guard posted about one mile in front of my line : the situation of the 
guard, together with the ground I was informed of yesterday by an 
Indian." The ensuing night therefore, I took with me a party consist- 
ing of thirty men and went and brought off the British guard without 
any essential loss on our side, three men only being slighly wounded 
with the bayonet. On the fifth of October I was detached and put under 
Capt. Shayes, and annexed to Col. Morgans Regt. of Riflemen, and 
posted on the left of the army. On the morning of the seventh, a 
guard was sent out from our Regt. of Riflemen about IGO rods. About 
11 o'clock this guard was attacked by a small body of British troops. 
I immediately received orders from Col. Moi-gan wuth thirty-six men to 
support the guard, with orders to maintain the ground if possible, if not 
to retreat to him in good order. Having arrived at the scene of action 
I found the enemy to be vastly superior in numbers. We fought them 
a few moments, lost two men, and then retired to the Regt. in good 
order. The action soon became general through our line. We fought 

Memoir of General John Blake, of Brewer. 

from 11 o'clock A. M. until the twilight of the evening, without the 
least cessation. Being amongst the light troops, I had frequently that 
day to contend with the British Grenadiers at the point of the bayonet ; 
bat they had constantly to recede before the charge of our brave troops. 
We encamped on the field of battle. In the night the British army 
retreated, leaving their dead and wounded on the ground. Never per- 
haps did embattled armies contend with greater obstinacy and persever- 
ance. Our loss that day was two Commissioned officers, and seventeen 
privates, killed out of our Company, and nineteen wounded. On the 
seventeenth of the same month, I was with my own Regt commanded 
by Col. Putnam, and had no command in the line, but was the bearer 
of the standard of the Regt. On this day our Regt. with the rest of the 
army, were engaged with the enemy about three hours ; our loss was 
considerable. Not lon«^ after, our intrepid Commander again drew up 
his troops, in order once more to give battle to the enemy ; but Gen. 
Burgoyne dreading the event of another conflict, was glad to sign the 
articles of capitulation. From the 17th of October 1777 to the lo of 
May 1779 nothing more than the common fatigues and hardships of 
armies happened to me being only engaged in a few skirmishes, too 
trifling to mentioii in a statement of this kind. On the loth of May as 
aforesaid, being then encamped at Crumpond, in New York State, 1 
received a line from Gen. Washington requesting me to repair to his 
quarters immediately. I speedily and cheerfully obeyed the summons ; 
and having arrived at the General's quarters, he addressed me to the 
following effect. "Friend Blake I have a pleasant tour of duty allotted 
to you. Col. Delancey, with a detachment of Refugees, is encamped 
near Kings' Bridge, about 15 miles from my quarters ; take therefore a 
party of men, and capture the Col. and bring him, together with his 
men to my camp." Immediately I obeyed the order, and taking with 
me thirty-seven chosen men, proceeded with a forced march to Delancey's 
station. We were challenged by his sentinels about 1 1-2 hours before 
daylight ; which having taken without opposition, we instantly repaired 
to the house where the Col. and his troops were quartered. Having 
arrived at the house, I ordered my men to force the door with the butt 
of their muskets ; and on entering the house 1 received a bayonet wound 
in my side, the mark of which I carry to this day. The Refugee guard 
cried out, ''who in the name of God are you." I replied, ''Black Jack 
of the 5th Massachusetts Regt. Lay down your arms instantly, or you 
will all fall beneath the bayonets of my soldiers." I took without further 
opposition six officers, and thirty privates ; also Col. DeLancej^'s servant. 
The Col himself being absent, escaped capture. I also took from a 
neighboring stable, eight horses and their equipments, belonging to Col. 
De Worm's corps of llessian Cavalry. I now set out with m}^ prisoners 
on my return to camp, and after proceeding at a rapid march about six 
miles, was overtaken by a large body of Col. DeWorm's Cavalry con- 
sisting of two hundred horse, who made repeated attempts to force my 
gaard ; but all was in vain. Having formed my men into close column, 
we kept up a scattering but incessant fire, which made the numerous 

6 Memoir of General John Blake^ of Brewei\ 

and violent charges of the enemy ineffectual. I sncceeded in arriving 
at camp in safety, with all my prisoners ; but found myself much 
exhausted with the fatigues of the night, and the loss of blood. I had 
seven men wounded which we mounted on horse back, and so brought 
them in safety to the camp. This service called forth the public thanks 
of Gen. Washington in my behalf. 

In July 1779 I was with Gen. Wayne at the storming of the fort at 
Stony Point, and had the honor of commanding one of his advanced 
guards. It may perhaps be unnecessary to inform your honor, that 
the American arms were crowned with the most signal success ; and 
that the whole garrison, consisting of 500 men became prisoners to the 
Americans, with a small loss on either side. 

Thus, Sir, have I given you in as concise a manner as possible, a 
history of the most important services which I rendered my Country 
during her struggle with Great Britain. 

October 14th 1780, I received an honorable discharge from Col. 
Harrison, Gen. Washington's Secreiary. Gen. Washington manifested 
much reluctance in consenting to my resignation as I had been with him 
several years, and had ever been found a faithful and successful officer. 
My resignation did violence to my own feelings and inclinations. It 
was with much regret that I left the service of my beloved Country. 
But filial duty and considerations, triumphed over every other considera- 
tion. My parents were sickly, were far advanced in life, and were also 
in destitute circumstances, became very anxions for me to retire from 
the service, in order to afford them some assistance in their necessitous 
situation ; it being absolutely impossible for me to grant them any 
pecuniary aid while I remained in the army, my pay and emoluments 
(owing to the depreciation of our paper currency) being scarcely suffi- 
cient for my own maintenance. I accordingly complied with what 1 
considered my duty, and so left the army. 

From the commencement of the war, to the date of my resignation in 
1780, 1 performed every tour of duty assigned me, being always in healthy 
and ever read}' to meet my fate. 

When I entered the service I had $150 which I had accumulated by 
my industry. When I left it, I was not worth a dollar. In April *&2 I 
was married. In '87 I removed from Boston to Penobscot river (Maine.) 
I went back six miles from the river into the wilderness, and the same 
distance from any inhabitant, purchased 100 acres of wild land upon 
credit wliere I now live, and wliere I have suffered so many hardships 
and privations, and by incessant labor accumulated a small estate, which 
will be set forth to your honor in a schedule which will be herewith 
transmitted, I am now sixty-seven years old, and my health, owing to 
my age, and the hardships and fatigues of my life, is very much 
impaired, so that labor is no longer practicable. I have four sons, who 
have all become of age, and have left me. 

I received a pension certificate from your Honor, dated April 10th 
1819 as an oftfcer oh the pension list, for services performed in the 
revolutionary war between the U. S. and G. Britain, the No. of which 

Memoir of Gen. John BlakCj of Brewer. 7 

is 9162 ; and I cannot but hope and believe that your Honor will continue 
to me the small pittance, to cheer and make glad my few remaining 

I am, dear, Sir, your Hon.'s friend and hum. Serv't. very respect- 

[Signed.] Jno. Blake." 

General Blake went from Wrentham, Mass. to the Penobscot 
River country, District of Maine, in April, 1786, and spent the 
season surveying lands in the large unexplored region across the 
river opposite Bangor, with a view to bringing in here a colony 
of families. In 1787 he entered this region with his wife and two 
children, going six miles east of the river and building a log-cabin 
just to the South of Potash Hill, a short distance from the Con- 
gregational Church in the town of Holden, then Orrington, after- 
wards Brewer, then East Brewer, Maine. It was named by him 
New Wrentham, the Wrentham Settlement, in District of Maine. 

Here he lead a busy, laborious life, caring for the white settle- 
ment on the lands and for the Penobscot Indians, whose Agent he 
was on the part of Massachusetts, for some thirty years. He 
made many visits to Boston, where he represented this portion 
of the District in the General Court of Massachusetts. He held 
military commissions from all the Governors of that State, who 
promoted him successively from 1786 when he held the rank of 
Lieutenant, to that of Major-General in 1816. In 1799 he was 
appointed by President Adams, Captain 15th Infantry U. S. Army, 
under Lt. Gen. Washington. 

His home was the abode of frugality, industry and prosperity. 
Clad in homespun, he labored hard in clearing lands and sowing 
and harvesting crops ; in lumbering and building mills ; in helping 
the needy out of his own scanty resources. Because he was not 
a pauper no pension was allowed him till 1832, a few years before 
his decease. He had spent his last dollar out of a fund of some 
hundreds laid by to purchase land, in buying green hides to make 
moccasins to protect the bleeding feet of his men on the fields of 
the Revoution, not a cent of which was ever refunded him. 

In 1829, he was chosen, after holding every office in the gift of 
the people. President of the Temperance Society of the town of 

8 Memoir of General John Blakey of Brewer. 

Brewer, and from that day on, tho' always strictly temperate 
himself, all intoxicating drinks were banished from his side-board, 
and hospitalities were dispensed in his mansion without the rum, 
gin, brandy and wines of earlier times. 

By a fall on the ice in 1824, he had broken an arm ; and ten 
years later a similar accident fractured the risjht femur. But he 
perfectly recovered and was as erect as ever in his chair and in 
his walk. 

A soldier in all his bearing, trained in 1777-8 with the other 
officers, by the Baron Von Steuben, Maj. General of Drills and 
Musters, his heart was tender as that of a child. The poor all 
around him looked upon him as a father ; the clergy and people ot 
all sects and parties as a friend. 

The war of 1812 was very trying to Gen. Blake, and to all 
military men in his section of the country. He could not give 
iiimself orders, as a matter of course, and so far as his papers 
show he received no orders for a campaign, not even to use com- 
mon precautions against a surprise. New England was opposed 
to that war and its people made no preparations for fighting. 
They had no hankering after Canada. Arnold in 1775 had tried 
that. They did not hate Great Britain. They never did so. 
They do not to-day. All men of thought, of feeling, of principle, 
feel alike as to this ; all English-speaking peoples under the sun, 
I believe, feel so. And the battle of Hampden, Sept. 3, 1814, 
was but an incident in a long series of events, of which the burn- 
ing of Washington a few days before, and battle of Baltimore, a 
few days later, were also incidents. The orders of Gov. Strong, 
Jan. 8, 1816, show that Gen. Blake's action was appoved. 
Volumes could add no more than that. 

I do not propose now and at a distance of more than three 
. thousand miles from the scenes of the war of 1812 to discuss the 
action of Brig. Gen. Blake at Hamden, Dist. of Maine, Sept. 3, 
1814. Nor will I notice the extravaganzas of penny-a-liners, who 
make a living by sensational stories. It is sufficient for me, as 
Luke says (VH, 35) that «* Wisdom is justified of her children." 

Memoir of General John Blake-y of Brewer4 9 

Gen. Blake obeyed orders, if he had any, most faithfully. That 
was his characteristic. * 'Masterly inactivity" ruled New England 
at that crisis. All was quiet on the Penobscot. While Gen. 
Jackson, in 1813-14, was chastising the Creeks and the other 
savages in the Southwest, who were in the pay of Great Britain, 
and leading on the choicest men of that frontier to victory at New 
Orleans, Gen. Blake was peacefully following the plow on his 
rocky farm. The Penobscots were all bound to him by the jus- 
tice and liberality of Massachusetts in firmest ties and had been 
for many years. 

Of a sudden, like a cyclone, the British Admiral, Aug. 27, 1814, 
sails from Halifax, with eight men of war and ten transports, (See 
Autobiography of Com. Charles Morris, pp — 69, 70) carrying 
4000 of the veterans who the previous April had captured Napo- 
leon. They are bound for the valley of the Penobscot to annex 
it to British North America. The sons of Revolutionary sires, 
there at Hampden had never seen battle. Their white haired 
fathers were too old for the fray. Besides the Councils of New 
England had declared the war at that epoch as "unnecessary" and 
*«wrong." The '*piety and patriotsm" of Governor Strong and 
the other men of that time in the Federal Party, opposed it, and 
the United States made no demands to the contrary, and rendered 
no aid towards the defence of the Northeastern frontier. East- 
port fell in July, 1814, Washington and Alexandria a month later, 
Castine and Bangor in Sept. following. The strongest battalions, 
at that date, the British veterans, who conqured Napoleon turned 
the scale against us. They were the superiors in war for the nonce 
of the farm boys, and the lumbermen of the Penobscot who had 
no stomach for the unequal contest. There wds no question there 
and then decided by arms. 

General Orders. 

Headquarters, Boston, January 8, 1816. 
The Court of Inquiry, whereof Major-General Henry Sewall is Pres- 

10 Memoir of Oeneral John Blake^ of Brewer. 

ident, appointed by the orders of the 15th of May last, to examine into 
the grounds of a complaint exhibited against Brigadier-General John 
Blake, of the first Brigade and tenth Division of the Militia, by Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Andrew Grant, and sundry other officers, of the third 
Regiment of said Brigade, haying assembled at Bangor, conformably to 
said orders, haying deliberately and carefully examined into the grounds 
of complaint, and the evidence adduced in support thereof, as well as 
that which was adduced to rebut the same, and also the written defence 
and replication which are made part of the record of the case, has re- 
ported to his excellency the Commander in Chief, as the opinion of the 
Court, which opinion he approves, *' that the charges do not appear to be 
so far supported as to render a reference of them to a Court Martial 
expedient or proper. " 

The Court of Inquiry of which Major-General Sewall is President is 

By his Excellency's Command. 

J. BROOKS, Adjutant-General. " 

The close of the General's life was eminently peaceful and happy. 
In the bosom of his family, surrounded by children and numerous 
grand-children whom he had taught by his own bright and spot- 
less example the exalted lessons of patriotism and integrity and 
purity, he sank to his rest. His remains repose on the mound- 
like eminence overlooking the dwellings of the settlements in 
New Wrentham, where he first felled the forests primeval (now 
Holden, Maine), more than half a century before his decease. 
His work was done. 

He died in Bangor, Jan. 12, 1842, and was buried in the family 
lot in Holden. He married in Wrentham, Massachusetts, 
Mary, daughter of Charles and Hannah (Snoiith)* Dupee, (French 
Dupuis) May 14, 1782. f She was born May 14, 1762, and died 
in Brewer, June 9, 1835, and buried beside her husband at Holden. 

There children were :-^ 

1. George, b. in Wrentham, Mass., May 8, 1783. 

ii. Sally, b. in Wrentham . Jan. 24, 1786; m. Samuel Waldron Hayes, 
in Brewer, Me.. May 13, 1807. 

*John Dupee, Charles Dupee, Charles, Jr., Dupee, a Huguenot family of PIcardv, 
France, who fled persecution and came, to Boston 1685. Elizabeth, wife of Col. Sol* 
omon Blake, Lydia, wife of Billings Brustow, were sisters of Mrs. Blake; Her brother, 
James Dupee, married Esther Hawes, and lired in Walpolc, Mass. She had other 
sisters married in Wrentham, Mass. 

fWrentham Records say, published April 26, and married May 19, 1782.— EnrroR. 

NOTK. James Smith, father of Hannah, who married Charles Dupee. We are anx- 
ous to trace this line. Was it fl-oin John Smith, Quarter Master of British Armv, in 
Dorchester, Mass., 1630. 

George Blake. Snmuel W. Hayes. 11 

111. James, b. Oct. 25, 1789. 

iv. John, b. April 5, 1792; died youug« 

V. Charles, b. March 29, 1794. 

vi. Elias, b. SSept. 24, 1796. 


George Blake,® son of John® Blake, born May 8, 1783 ; lived 
in Holden ; died February 22, 1873 ; married Sylvia, daughter 
of John Farrington,* of Brewer, at Brewer, January 1, 1807 ; she 
bom September 13, 1789, died Apnl 25, 1843. Children all 
born at what is now Holden: — 

1. John Farrington, b. Nov. 12, 1808; m. CeleFtia, daughter of John 
and Lucy (Gilmore) Wiswell, Oct. 7, 1847. Children :— Herbert 
George, b. Oct. 8, 1852, died Feb. 14. 1853; George, b. Nov. 1, 1855: 
Harriet Eliza, b. April 19, 1862, died March 20, 1878. 

iL Sajllt Hayes, b. 8ept. 16, 1810; m. Thomas Goodale, of Bucl({sport Jul y 
17, 1846. He died .luly 23, 1876. She died Nov. 22, 1878. Children:— 
George B.. b. Feb. 20, 1848; resides iu Bangor; m. Sarah Hook 
Shepard, Dec. 24, 1878; Eugene Bodare, b. Aug. 2, 1851; lives at 
Bar Harbor; Alice Matilda, b. Oct. 30, 1858, unmarried; Loomis 
Farrington, b. Dec. 30, 1857; ni. Anne M. Gould, of Orono, Feb. 20, 
1884; resides at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 

iii. Gkorge Washington, b. Nov 9, 1812; died young. 

iv. Levi Addison, b. Sept. 25, 1815; ni. Koxy Wight Jordan 1841. 

Children :— Amelia A., b. Dec. 2, 1842, died Sept. 7, 1862; Ella F., b. 
Aug. 29, 1847; m. Hazen W. Jordan, Oct. 11, 1877; Frances A., b. 
Feb. 20, 18:.0, died April 30 1876; Ada E.. b. June 24. 1854; married. 

V. Samuel Newell, b. Jan. 17, 1818; m. Cynthia Joy. He died at Winter- 
port, March 30, 1871. 

vi. Thomas Frazer. b. July 15. 1820; m. Lucy Moor, of Winterport, 
Jan. 18, 1852. He died Nov. 15, 1860. 

vii. Sylvia Farrington, b. Feb. 18, 1824. died in Lowell, Mass. 

vili. Myra Fisher, b. Sept. 27, 1827; Lowell, Mass. 

ix. Eliza Neal Murray, b. Sept. 10, 1832; m. Newell S. Davis, Sept. 
1852, died March 6. 1864, leaving one son, George Blake, b. Oct. 185;}, 
died Oct. 19, 1854, 


Samuel Waldron Hayes, son of Johnf and Hannah (Waldron) 
Hayes of Lebanon, N. H., born there November 11, 1775. He 

*John Farrington. settled in Dedham, Mass., 1646. His son Daniel settled in Wren- 
tham, Mass. His son Benjamin, married Christine Cox, of Wrentbam, who were 
parents of Deacon John Farrington, of Brewer, who left numerous descendants. 

fThe father of John Hayes was a tanner; came from Scotland with one or two 
brothers who had families and settled near Garrison Hill, Dover, N. H. 

12 James Blake^ of Corinth. 

married Sarah, daughter of Gen. John and Mary (Dupee) Blake, 
of Brewer; published or married in Brewer, May 13, 1807. 
He was a merchant in Bangor and Town Clerk many years. He 
was a cousin to the father of President Hayes. He died Feb- 
ruary 18, 1815. The early death of Mrs. Sally Hayes was greatly 
lamented. She died July 14, 1809. 

i. John Blake Hayes, b. Feb. 27, 1808. Lived the.raost of his life iu 
Brewer; m. Abby, daughter of Capt. Thomas Rice, of Charlestown, 
Mass., Sept. 6, 1832. She was born Jan. 18, 1800, and died in Oak- 
land, California, Feb. 15, 1883. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 
12, 1872. Children all born in Brewer but the last, were: 
1. John Howard, b. Aug. 6, 1833; m. first, Annie Lane Fovall, (?) at 
Frankfort, April 13, 1859. She died at Lapwal Agency, Idaho Terri- 
tory, Sept. 2, 1883. He married second, Mrs. Mary McMurry, at 
Moor's Station, Cal., Sept. 3, 1884. ChUdreu— Frank Howard, b. 
Frankfort, Jan. 18, 1860; Carrie Alice, b. Bucksport, Nov. 25, 1861; 
m. Walter H. Mcintosh, of Moscpw, Idaho, Feb. 1, 18S4. 
(Daughter Marian Frances born Jan. 18, 1886.) William Edward, 
b. Hampden, July 31. 1864; Marian Winchester, b. Bangor, June 14, 
1866 ; m. Kobert S. Browne, at Moscow, Idaho, Aug. 24, 1884. (Son 
Harry Ho waid, born Nov. 17,1885); Annette, b. Bantcor, Dec. 26, 
1869, died there July, 26, 1870; Harry Lane, b. Bangor, May 18, 
a. Thomas Bice, b. Brewer, Feb. 18, 1835; m. Mary Curtis at San Fran- 
cisco, Aug. 4, 1860. Children all born there; Charles Edward, b. 
May 25, 1861; Harriet Loring, b. Sept. 5, 1862; Lucy Boutelle, b. 
July 6, 1866; Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 30, 1870. 

3. Daniel Edward, b. Brewer, Jan. 23. 1838: m. Eleanor A. Olwell (?) at 

San Francisco, May 26, 1864. Children : Estelle Frances, b. April 
10, 1866; Florence E., b, April 20. 1875. 

4. Frances Abigail, b. Brewer, Sept. 21, 1840; m. John C. Flint, at Cari- 

bou, Me., Sept. 2, 1806. He died at Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 16, 1881. 
Children: Abby Hayes, b. Aug. 28, 1867; Antoinette Frances, b. 
Jan. 12. 1873; died May 18, 1881. Widow m. second Thomas J. 
Stone, at Chicago, Aprll'21. 1886. 
ii. Sarah Blake Kiddek, b. June 14, (15) 1809; m. Uriah Winchester 
in Brewer, Oct. 27, 1837 ; he born Aug. 27, 1814. Children : 

1. Frederick Orlando, b. Sept. 24, 1838, died Sept. 10, 1839. 

2. Sarah Augusta, b. Nov. 20, 1840, of Santa Barba, Cal. 

3. Marietta Sophia, b. Jan. 10, 1843, died July, 1848. 

4. Robert Fulton, b. April 27, 1845; Physician in Santa Barbara, Cal.; 

m. Carrie M. Snow, ; no children. 

6. Abbie Hayes, b. March 29, 1848. died Nov. 15, 1S62. 

6. Charlotte Maria, b. Aug. 1, 1850; m, Stanley Chipman Bagg at Santa 

Barbara, Nov. 30, 1876; two children: Carrie Frances, b. Oct. 30, 

1877, and John Sherman, b. May 18, 1881. 


James^ Blake, son of John^ Blake, born in Orrington, Brewer 
part, October 25, 1789 ; removed to Corinth in 1819, where he 

Charles Blake^ of Holden, 13 

filled many offices to general satisfaction. He died Febioiary 8, 
1862. He man'ied at New Wrentham, now Holden, April 1, 
1817, Abigail, daughter of David and Sarah (Osgood) Mann,* of 
that place. She died in Corinth, August 22, 1882, aged 89 years, 
8 months, 11 days. Children were : — 

i. Nanct, b. golden, Jan. 17, 1818; resides Corinth. 

ii. Levi, b. Corinth, Sept. 10, 1819; married Dianthe Bean, of Corinth, 

Jan. 1. 1848. Three children, 
lii. Sarah M., b. Corinth, Dec. 17, 1821. 
iv. Mart Dupek, b. Corinth, May 23, 1824. 
v. Eunice M., b. Corinth, July 24, 1826 ; m. John Boutellc, Sept. 30, 1849. 

Eight children, 
vi. George W., b. May 19, 1829 ; died June 12. 
vii. Elmira L., b. July 3, 1830; m. Joseph Colboth, of Exeter, June 4, 

1854. She died Jan. 6, 1867 ; one child, 
viii. Joseph W., b. Nov. 30, 1832; in the Christian Commission in the war 

of the Kebelliou ; Deputy Collector at Brown ville, Texas, where ho 

died Nov. 27, 1870. 


Charles® Blake, of John^ Blake, born in Brewer, March 29, 
1794 ; died at Ottumwa, Iowa, November, 14, 1870 ; married 
first, Mary, daughter of Silas and Sarah (King) Winchester, of 
Holden, January 8, 1815, she born February 22, 1795, and died 
February 19, 1837. He married second, Sophronia, daughter of 
William and Silena (Lane) Copeland, of Holden, November 10, 
1837, she born November 23, 1807. Now lives at Omaha. Child- 
ren : — 

i. Selinda Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1815; m. John Adams Mayliew, 

She died June 1, 1877; no children. 

ii. Julia Munuok, b. Jan. 20, 1818; died 1820. 

ili. Charles Moukis. b. Dec. 24, 1819; resides in Sail Francisco; grndii- 

ated Bowdoin College, 1842; married Charlotte Amanda, daughter of 

Daniel and Charlotte (Rogersf) Farrington, of Holden, Aug. 18, 1844. 

Ciiildren : — 

*DMvid Mann whm grandson of Rev. Hamuel Mann, firRt minister at Wrentham. Mass; 
one of the lirst settlers in Holden, and an original grantee. 

tCharlotte Rogers, mother of Mrs. G. M. Blake, is believed to hav« been of the tpnth 
generation from tlie Rev. John Rogers, the martyr, who had eight sons and three 
daughters, the oldest son born in Holland, A. D. 1538; the youngest, a babe whom the 
father bad never seen till the day of hin martvrdom, Feb. 5, 1855, when the eldoNt son, 
was but seventeen yean* of ngo. Thomas and Jose])h Rogers, the grnndpon and great 
grundnon of the martyr (snch is the unvarying tradition) came to Plymouth in the 
** Mavflower.'' The father died that winter; the son married and had eleven children 
at Duxbury. In 1660 the fumily removed to Eastham, where the father died Dec. 24, 
1660. The entire line then runs: John (1), Daniel (2), (?) Thomas (3). Joseph (4), 
John (5), Joseph (6), Elkanah (7), Josiab (^), Zenas (9), Charlotte (10). The decscend- 
ants of these " Pilgrims'' oie now very nmeurous. 

14 Ghdrles Blake^ of Holden. 

1. Charles Edward, b. Brewer, Me., Aug. 14, 1845; m. Martha, daughter 

of James and Rachel (Lambert) Foster, of Dorchester, Mass., June 
10, 1874. Children— Marguerite, b. Aug. 28, 1875; Jessie Foster, 
April 6, 1877. in San Francisco. 

2. Charlotte Amanda, b. Philadelphia, Dec. 21. 1846; m. Henry A. Brown, 

Sept. 12, 1867. Children— Adelaide Frances, b. July 19. 1868 ; Phillip 
King. b. June 24. 1869; Harriet Langdon, b. Jan. 12, 1871. 

3. Thomas Arnold, b. Philadelphia, July 27. 1848: died Benicia, Cal. 

Feb. 20, 1854. 

4. Mary Ellen, b. Benicia, Cal. Nov. 4, 1853; died Aug. 9, 1854. 

5. Anna Morris, b. Coudershort, Penn., Jan. 24. 1859; died Aaronsbarg, 

Penn. Nov. 14, 1860. 

Iv. Julia Munrok, b. Dec. 29, 1828, died young. 

V. Mary Louisa, b. Sept. 12. 1847 ; m. John Fisher Robinpoii.* of Holden, 
Sept. 12. 1847. He died at Augusta while a member of the Le^sla- 
ture. Jan., 20. 1876. She died May 25. 1877. Children :— 

1. John Preston, b. July 6. 1849; merchant in Bangor; m. Mrs. Fanny 

Breed ; no issue. 

2. Abby Maria, b. Oct. 10, 1860, died July. 18, 1876. 

3. Charles Blake, b. Sept. 23, 1852 ; m. Frances H. Griifin, March 20, 1878, 

she b. July 31, 1856. 
vi. Prentiss Mellen, b. June 26, 1826; Banker in Bangor; m. Miss 

Mary B., daughter of Galen and Harriet (Lindleyt) Hawes.of Union, 

v. William Watson, b. April 27. 1828; married in Philadelphia. May 

10, 1856, Mary West; Lived in 'I'remont, N. J. Children :— Ella M.. 

b. in Tremont, N. J.. Jan. 22, 1857, died in Zanesville. Ohio, May 27, 

1862; Louisa S.. b. Zanesville, Oct. 3, 1859; Nettle W., b. Zanesville, 

Dec. 22, 1861 ; Charies A., b. Jnly 22, 1864, diedFeb. 21. 1881. 
viii. Abbie Rice. b. Oct. 30, 1831 ; m. John Holllnshed, of Camden, N. J. 

Two children : — Mary and Edward B. 

ix. Daniel Webster, b. June 28, 1833; invalid from 1862. on the Ohick- 


X. Lyman Munson, b. Dec. 13, 1835; lived in Winona, Minn. 

Married . He died , 1886 ; left one child Minnie A. 

xi. Harriet Newell, b. Sept. 9, 1838, died 1863. 

xii. Christopher Columbus, b. Feb. 6, 1840, or July 7, 1840; m. 

resides Richland, Kansas. 

xiii. George Washington, b. July 7, 1841; m. at Charlton. Iowa. Sept. 
27, 1866, Caroline Edgrlnton, of liOndon, Eng. Children :— Charles 
Arthur, b. Aug. 16, 1868; Harriet Forward, b. Nov. 23, 1870; G«org<5 
Clarence, b. Sept. 2^t, 1879. 

•Son of John and Mary Booden Robinson. Mr. John Hobinson. b. July 24, 1775, in 
MasR., came to Penobscot County and nettled In Orrington, about 1808. HIh brothers, 

ElUha and Amariah, came also. Elisha married Cobb, and bad large family. 

John died December 24, 1884. His wife, Nancy Bowden (or Bowden), bom April 4, 
1794; died March 14, 1851. 

tLiNDLEY Family. Levi and Daniel Lindley, brotherH, came to America previous 
to the Revolutionary War, and settled therein. They lived In Walepole, Mass. John 
Warren Lindley, Hon of Levi, married Lucy Jones and had six children, the oldest of 
whom, Sarah, born November 1804, 29; married ^ilas Aldon now of Bangor, January 
27, 1S28. Harriet the 4th, born September 29, 1809, married ^rst Galen Hawes, January 
0, 1881, and second Vilas Blake,September 5, 18f^. 

Eliaa Blake J of Holden. Christopher C. Blake. 15 


Elias Blake,® of John Blake, horn Septemhcr24, 1796, lived 
in Holden and Bangor; died August 28, 1286. He married first, 
Sophia, daughter of Silas Winchester,* of Holden, January, 1, 
1822 ; she bom May 31, 1796, died July 23, 1842. He married 
second, Mrs. Harriet Lindley Hawes, September 5, 1843, she 
daughter of Capt. John W. Lindley, of Union, Me., bom Septem- 
ber 29, 1808, and widow of Galen Hawes, f of Union, Me. 

Children : — 

i. Elias Otis. b. July 15, 1823; m. and resides in Lowell, Mass. 

!i. SOPHIA A., b. March 27, 1826, died July 17. 1826. 

iii. Sarah Angenette, b. May 27, 1826; married. 

iv. Orlando Wilbuk, bap. Brewer, Aug, 11, 1833; m. - — , and resides 

in 8t. Louis, Mo. 

V. George King. died in New Orleans, 1884. 

Bv his second wife, Elias Blake had : 
Yi. HARRIET LiNDLET. b. Aug. 20, 1846 : m. William E. Brown, of Bangor, 

June 16. 1874. Children— Marguerite, b. June 8, 1881. 


Christopher Columbus Blake, was born at Brewer, now 
Holden, February 6, 1840. He has resided in Ottumwa, Iowa : 
Decatur, 111. ; Evanston, HI. ; now resides in Richland, Kansas ; 
is proprietor of The Future j a newspaper *' devoted to the calcu- 
lation of the coming weather through Astronomical Mathematics." 
He married in Kansas, Rachael A. E., daughter of John A., and 
Mary Ann (Shoemaker) Bean, June 17, 1866 ; she bom in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, December 21, 1840. Children: — 

*Wincheftter.— SilfM (5) of Elkanan (4), and Sarah Belcher, Elkinan (8) , Josiah (3). 
John (1), who came in 1635. at the age of 19, from Harts. England, to Hingham, Mass. 
He married Hannah, daughter of Deacon Sealts, and in 1660, removed to Muddy River, 
now Brooklin, from whence the Winchesters have gone oat into all the world. 

tGalen Hawes was the fifteenth child of Mathias and Sarah (Payson) Hawes. of Frank- 
lin, Mass., bom April 18, 1802. He married Miss Harriet Lindley, January 6. 1881 ; she 
bom September 29, 1808. Children— Mary Barrett, bom September 29, 1882: married 
Prentiss M. Blake, the we)l known Banker of Bangor. Horace, bora March 9, 1835; 
died August 18, 1885, and Levi Lindley. 

16 Genealogical Notes on the Blake Family. 

1. Nellie^ b. Ottamwa, Iowa, August 21, 1867; died same day. 

2. Estella, b. Ottumwa, same day; died November 26, 1872. 

3. Minnie Ellen, b. Ottumwa, April 30, 1869. 

4. Gilbert Edward, b. Ottumwa, July 28, 1871. 

5. John Charles, b. Ottumwa, May 31. 1873. 

6. Lalia Etta, b. Decatur. 111., June 4, 1875. 

7. Frederick Columbus, b. Decatur, ct. 30, 1877. 

8. Myrtle Alice, b. Decatur, June 6, 1870. 

9. Rosalia Ella, b. Evanston, 111., Sept. 22, 1881. 


The Pedigree of the Blake family has been traced back to : 

1. Robert de Blakeland, who was assessed in the Wiltshire 
Roll of Subsidees granted in 1286 to Edward I. His son who 
dropped the ** de " and the '< land" was : 

2. Robert Blake, who had his residence in Clane Co., Wilts, 
England. By his wife Anne, daughter of William Cole, he had : 

3. Henry Blake, who married a daughter of Edward Durant 
and had a son : 

4. William Blake, who married Margaret, daughter of Thomas 
Power. Their son 

5. Henry Blake, of Calne, married Margaret, daughter of Mr. 
Billott, and had 

6. Robert Blake, of Calne and Quemberford. He married 
Avice, daughter of John Wallop, Esq. They were buried under 
and had a memorial window in Crane Church. Their son 

7. William Blake, resided in White Parish; died 1471 and 

8. William Blake, who resided in Old Hall in the Parish of 
Andover. He married Mary, daughter of Humphrey Coles. He 
made his will in 1547, which was proved on the 20th of June that 
year. His son 

9. Humphrey Blake, removed in the early part of the 16th 
century into Somersetshire, seated himself in Overstowey, and 
became Lord of the Manor in Plainfield, pleasantly situated on 
the eastern side of the Quantock Hills. In the great hall of the 
Manor House in Plainfield, arc the sculptured arms of this Blake 

Genealogical Notes^ on the Blake Family. 17 

family as borne by its ancestors : a shield bearing three sheaves, 
two above and one below a chevron. Crest a martlet. By his 
wife Agnes, he had 

10. John Blake, the Elder, to diHtinguish him from his younger 
brother, who also bore the name of John. He was born in 1521. 
(Robert Blake, the famous English Admiral, so celebrated for 
naval genius, was the son of Humphrey Blake, who was the 
brother of John Blake the elder. Admiral Blake died unmarried 
August 17, 1657.) John the elder succeeded to the Manor of 
Plainfield, and to the patronage of Aisholt Church. The advowson 
of the church of Overstowey he bequeathed to his son Richard. 
Under this church he was buried 10 December, 1576. By his 
wife Jane or Joan, he had 

11. Robert for William) Blake, baptized 12 May, 1566, re- 
sided at Overstowey, (or Pitminister, near Taunton) where he 
was buried 26 January, 1626-7. By his wife Eleanor (or Annie) 
of P. he had 

12. William Blake, baptized 5 June, 1594. He married Mrs. 
Agnes Bent, 23 September, 1617. They had five children: (1) 
William, born 6 September, 1620 ; (2) James, bom 25 of April, 
1623 ; (3) Edward, bom 1625 ; (4) John, b. 1627 ; (5) Ann, 
born 1619; all born in England and in January, 1630, he sold 
his house and land at Aisholt (Pitminister?) and on the 20th 
March, embarked at Plymouth on board the *' Mary & John," 
taking with him his family and arrived at Nantasket, (now Hull) 
Mass. on the 30th May, 1630, where he died August 25, 1663. 

He settled in that part of Dorchester which is now Milton, 
where he was a useful and influential citizen. He died 25 August, 
1663; his widow Agnes died 22 July, 1678. [Copied from 
Chandler Memorial by C. B. Houghton, Esq., 1877.] 


It will not do to vouch for the entire accuracy of all of Mr. H. 
G. SomerI)y's Researches into English Family If istqry, qf whiclj 

18 Burying Places. The Penobscot Indians. 

most this extract is taken, though no doubt he is mainly correct. 
My own personal inquiries in Somersetshire in 1880, were neces- 
sarily brief and imperfect. But I place great reliance upon the 
prolonged and thorough labors of William Arthur Jones, M. A«i 
and his ** Pedigrees of the Blakes of Somersetshire,*' Born on the 
soil, allied to the family, of liberal culture himself, and older than 
am I, who was Mr. Somerby's senior at Bowdoin, 1842, 1 cannot 
presume to question the mature results of Mr. Jones' extensive 
antiquarian and genealogical studies in the Blake Family History. 
All of these were cheerfully placed within my reach by William 
Blake, Esq., of Bridge House, South Petherton, Somersetshire, 
our nearest of kin in England, of the eighth remove from a copi- 
mon ancestor in the lands of our fathers. 


William^ Blake's grave* is on Meeting House Hill in ground do- 
nated by him to the town of Dorchester, Mass, His son Ed- 
ward^ was inten'ed in the Granary B. Ground, Tremont St., Bos- 
ton. Johnathan^ Blake's remains were no doubt interred in 
Wrentham where he died in 1727. John* Blake's body reposes by 
that of his wife at the foot of the Common in Boston. 
All these ancient graves are without a monument to n^ark then^, 


The relations of Gen. Blake to these Indians were of the most 
friendly character for over fifty years. While the Agent for the 
State of Massachusetts, he paid them their annuities, witnessed by 
two white men — money, ammunition, com, blankets, etc., with 
scrupulous fidelity. He protected their land from depredators. 

*The Editor of this Magazine has supposed that William Blake, senior, removed 
firom Dorchestor to Springfield, Mass., and died there. 

Charles M. Blake. A Letter from Job Pendleton. 19 

He often took their chiefs to see the Governor in Boston. Long 
lists of the names of these Indian families are among the papers of 
Gen. Blake. The writer well remembers visits of these people 
made more than sixty years ago at his grandfather's house a mile 
above the Bridge across the Penobscot, when they put on all their 
finery and spoke French with Grandma Blake. 

Charles M. Blake. 

'^Graduated at Bowdoin College* in 4472. Studied medicine at Jef- 
ferson College, and Theology with Rev. Albert Barnes, D.D., of Phil- 
adelphia ; license to preach in 1845. He estfiiblished a school for boys, 
at Benicia, Cal., 1852 ; ordained a minister at Valiparaiso, Chili ; 1855, 
and was pastor and preacher to the Scotch miners there for several 
years. Appointed Chaplain in the United States Army, 1861. Assist- 
ed in raising several regiments of colored Infantry in 1863 and 1864. 
He was severely wounded in front Charleston, S C. Hospital Chap- 
lain at Chattanooga, Tenn. Was for several years on duly at Arizona, 
and for several years California Correspondent of the New York Tri- 
bune. He has been for several years preparing a Geueology of the 
Blake family, and allied families, in the United States." 


Contributed by Dr. J. F. Pratt, of Chelsea, Massachusetts. 

LmrLE Long Island, 29th March, 1789. 

Gentlemen : — I, the subscriber, am possessed of an Island laying in 
Penobscot Bay known by the name of Little Long Island, containing 
204 acres, (likewise an Island joining by a bar at low water, containing 
13 acres.) Which Island I settled in the year 1769, together with Mr. 
James Matthews and Mr. Shubael Williams. On the 9th day of Nov- 
ember 1769, I purchased James Matthews third part, likewise on the 
23rd day of September 1 772 I purchased Mr. Shubael Williams third 
part which I have their Deeds to show. The above written are facts 

that I can clearly prove = — and whereas Gentlemen you having the 

Power to settle and do justice to the individuals in this remote part of 
the state^ I humbly pray that you will inform me how I may still be in 
quiet possession of my lands, and humbly submit myself to your direc- 
tion and the Laws of this common wdalth. 

I am Gentlemen yoUr most Obedient and most Humble Servant 

Job. Pendleton. 

•Copied from History of Bowtlen Colleif^, page 665.— Editor. 


Addison. A Severe Snow Storm* 

First settlers and proprietors who received deeds of land June 
2, 1794 under act of June 21 1793 and Plan of lots by Lothrop 
Lewis, Esq. 

John Bucknam. 

John Backnam's heirs. 

Wm. Bucknam's heirs assigns of 

Geo. Tinney. 
William Batson. 
William Bickford. 
Richard Coffin. 
John Drisko, assignee of Jeremiah 

Joseph Drisko, assignee of John 

Bucknam. * 

John Hall, assignee of Daniel Kolfe 

Sen. and Jr. and John Ellis. 
Moses Look. 
Daniel Look assignee of WiUiam 

George Look. 
Seth Norton, assignee. 
Seth Norton, Jr. 
Elias Norton. 
Moses Plummer Sen. assignee of 

Moses Plummer, Jr. 
Reuben Steel. 
Wm. Tibbetts. 
Joseph Tibbetts, 
Ephraim White. 
Tilly White. 

Heirs, Samuel Coffin. 

Barnabas Coffin. 

Thos. Cornthwait. 

Freeman Knowles deceased assig- 
nee and heir to Samuel Knowles. 

Ebenezer Warren Judd. 

Josiah Moore. 

Samuel Marston. 

Thos. Marshfield. 

Heirs, Robert Miller. 

Samuel Mcrrit assignee to Sam 

Daniel Merrit. 

Wm. Merrit. 

Samuel Nash. 

Joseph Nash, assignee of Joseph 
Nashf deceased, Judah Chan- 
dler and William IngersoU. 

Isaiah Nash assignee to James 

Eliphalet Reynolds. 

Nath. Ramsdcli. 

Daniel Tinney. 

Joseph Wilson. 

Capt. Wilmit Wass heir of Wilmot 
Wass, deceased, t 

Wilmit Wass jr. 

Christopher Wass. 



Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1793. A severe snow storm. 

Thurs ay, Oct. 31, 1793 Now we set out for our camp in No. iS, 
(North of East Machias,) where our stores are, a most ted ous job we 
had, the snow as much as twenty inches on a level and fairly up to the 
waist band of my Breeches, in Swamps. I do not think the oldest man 
on earth ever saw such a snow the first that came. 

Friday, Nov. i, the snow is so very thick on the trees and so very 
deep on the ground, that we can do nothing at present. 

^*Joseph Nash deoeased." wan son of John Nash, of Braintree, Mass., baptized 12th 
November, 1727 ; first North Yarmouth, then Addison. 

John Wass was of Falmouth; married Anna, daughter of Richard Wilmot. He was 
father of Wilmot Wass, senior. John sold at Falmouth 1726 and moved away. 

Buck Family of Bucksport. 21 


Commanicated by Mrs. Mary S. Bradley. 

Boger^ Buck settled in Cambridge, Mass. 1643. He had three 
children Mary^, John^ and Ephraim^ who was bom there July 26, 
1 646 and afterward settled in the north part of Woburn, New 
Wilmington, he married there Sarah Brooks, Jan. 1, 1671, and 
had children, Sarah 1674, Ephraim* 1676, John^ 1679, John^ 1680, 
Samuel 1682, Eunice 1685, Ebenezer^ May 20, 1689 and Mary 
1691, Ebenezer® Buck married Lydia Ames Jan . 1 7 13 , and had among 
other children Jonathan born in Woburn, Feb. 20, 1719. In 
1723 Ebenezer Buck moved to Haverhill where his son Jonathan 
married Lydia Morse, of Newbury 1743, by whom he had nine 
children the three eldest of whom died previous to Jan. 1754. 

The six who lived were Jonathan Jr., Mary, Ebenezer, 

Amos, Daniel, and Lydia. 

The ferm on which Ephraim* settled is in the present town of 
Wilmington, and retains the name of the **old Buck Farm.'' It 
is situated one mile south of the meeting house, and the old 
fashioned gambel roof house is still standing in which Benjamin 
Buck now Uves. (1847) 

Col. Jonathan Buck, the founder of this town, was in person a 
thin, spare man about 5 feet 10 inches in height, with a counten- 
ance very expressive of what he felt ; had what is called a Roman 
nose, large, black arching eye-brows, dark penetrating eyes which 
made every one feel when he looked at them that he meant what 
he said. A man of ardent temperament and an iron will, not 
easily changed, who would not turn out of the way he thought 
right, to please anyone. He was a stiiunch Whig and so ardently 
devoted to the Revolutionary cause that he freely sacrificed all his 
property here and barely escaped from the hands of the British 
soldiers when Castine was taken in the year 1779. Often was he 
heard to say that he would sooner lose his head than take the oath 

22 Buck Family of Bui^csporL 

of allegiance to Great Britian. He is spoken of by Sullivan in his 
History of Maine, as being a very worthy man in whom the people 
at Penobscot had the fullest confidence ; his word was always to 
be depended on and he never deceived or defrauded anyone and 
his popularity with the Indians as a trader is a confirmation of 
his honest dealings with them. He received a Lieutenant Com- 
mission under the Provincial government in the year 1745, and 
a lot commission in 1775. He died March 18th, 1795, aged 77 
years. A Granite Monument erected by a few of his grand chil. 
dren in August 1852 in the old Buck hurrying ground marks the 
spot where he was buried. 

Lydia, wife of Col. Buck, was in many things the reverse of 
her husband. Naturally of a timid, retiring disposition, she 
was seldom known to take the lead in conversation even at her 
own quiet fireside. She was noted for her benevolence and from 
her door the poor never went empty away. Easy and unafiected 
in her manner, of a pleasing address, she was ever striving for 
the comfort and happiness of all around her. The epitaph on her 
gravestone says her study was to do God*s will. She died Dec. 
15th, 1789, aged 71. Jonathan Buck jr., the eldest son of Col. 
Buck, was one of the most prominent men for many years in the 
management of the aflairs of this town ; being a Justice of the peace, 
he acted as Judge in all petty cases of law in this and the adjoin- 
ing plantations. In 1769 he married Hannah Gale, of Haverhill, 
by whom he had eleven children; their names were Benjamin, 
John, Ruth, Lydia, Hannah, Amos, Joseph, James, Nancy, David, 
and Moses. Two sons and two daughters are still living. Esquire 
Buck as he was usually called, in his mental and physical compo- 
sition bore a strong resemblance to his father, save that his heart 
was deeply imbued with the spirit of Christ whereby his influence 
for doing good is still seen and felt by his numerous descendants 
and intimate friends. He held vaiious offices of trust and honor 
in this town, was the first Representative to the General Court 
and Deacon of the First Congregational Church formed on the 
settlement of Rev. Mr. Blood. He died in March, 1824, aged 74 
years. Ebenezer Buck was one of the boldest pioneers in the 

Btuik Family^ of Bucheport. 23 

settlement of this town. Inured to hard labor from his boyhood 
and possessing a vigorous constitution, he was enabled to bear up 
under the trials and privations of this wilderness land with a 
lighter heart than either of his brothers. After the British 
burned his house he determined to enter the army and do what he 
could to drive the tyrants from our shores. In 1777 he received 
a Lieutenant's Commission and for a time was stationed at Machias. 
Alter the Bagaduce defeat he was ordered to Camden and pro- 
moted to the office of Captain and served during the war under 
Gen. Wardsworth, tilled with patriotic ardor he came up to this 
town in 1780 and carried four Tories to Camden. He was by trade 
a house carpenter and built the first framed house in this town after 
the Peace. In 1780 he married Mary Brown, of Belfast, by whom 
he had eleven children; their names were Ebenezer, Mary, 
William, Jane, George, Alice, Jonathan, Charles, Henry, and 
Caroline seven of whom are now living. He was given to hospi- 
tality and his house was a home for the weary traveller for many 
years. He died April 20th, 1824, aged 73. 

Amos Buck came to this town previous to the Revolution and 
settled on the lot bordering on the town line of Orland. He was 
a blacksmith by trade and from his account book it appears he did 
the work for all the inhabitants who then lived in this town and 
Orland. The items charged are principally for new steeling hoes 
and mending traps for the hunter. In Sept. 1778, he married 
Lydia Chamberlain, of Plaistow, N. H., in a few week after his 
marriage he was seized with a fever and died in Haverhill, Dec. 
12th, 1778. His wife after remaining a widow nearlythree years 
married Daniel Harriman, son of Asael Harriman, of this town. She 
was the mother of Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Samuel Carter and the late 
Jonathan Harriman of this village. Mrs. Harriman after the 
death of her husband lived a number of years with her daughter 
and was highly esteemed for her eminent piety. She was the 
only female member of the Congregational church in this town at 
its formation. 

Daniel, the youngest son of Col. Buck was born in Haverhill in 
the year 1755 ; he often came to Penobscot with his father when 

24 Buck Family y of Buok»port. 

a boy but was not one of those who obtained a lot by settlement. 
In early life he followed the sea and at the age of 19 took charge 
of a vessel ; for some years he was engaged in the coasting trade 
on the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers. In 1784 he purchased 
the lot on which he afterward lived, built a house and also a small 
store near the water. In 1798 he left following the sea and built 
the house now owned and occupied by his son Daniel ; frotti this 
time up to 1812 he was engaged in trade and did a large business 
for those days. In 1805 he built a store and wharf and in 1810 
he built the dock now owned and occupied by Sewall B. Swazey 
& Co. In 1783 he married Mary Sewall, daughter of Col. Dum- 
mer Sewall of Bath by whom he had 12 children. The names of 
those who lived to grow up were : Sarah, Eliza, Harriet, Maria, 
Jona., Sewall, Lucy, Rufus, Daniel and Richard Pike; of these 
only one daughter and three sons are now living. He was a man 
of unwavering integrity and would not compromise the right for 
expediency. He never affected a fashionable dress or carriage 
and yet he was highly respected by all his acquaintance ; whoever 
knew him esteemed him for his meekness and kindness ; be chose 
rather to suffer than to do wrong and was more ready to do than 
others to ask a favor at his bonds. Being ardently attached to 
the Con^egational Church he made great sacrifices to maintain it- 
He honored the house of God and kept holy the Sabbath Day, 
having served the church faithfully as one of its officers for many 
years, he peacefully departed this life Nov. 18th, 1826, aged 71. 

Of Col. Jonathan Buck's daughters, Mary the eldest married 
Col. Dustin and settled in the town of Camden, N. H. She was 
the mother of thirteen children of which the writer has very 
little knowledge ; five of them died in early life. Some of the 
eldest settled in Canada and some in Danvers Mass. Mrs. Dustin 
lived to a good old age and was highly esteemed by all her 

Lydia m. Joshua Treat of Frankfort, had 11 children. She 
was the mother of Mrs. Waldo Pierce, Joshua, Jonathan and Col. 
Robert Treat, also of Mrs. James Buck, of this town. Her sons 
and grandsons are well known as the most wealthy and enterprising 
merchants of Frankfort. It is said by the old people that Mrs. 
Treat in personal appearance was the facsimile of her mother. 

The descendants of Col. Buck at this day (1847) number more 
than 1,000 and are scattered all over the Union. 


A, ^yCOM-TXZXi^sr. 




The first settler in what is now Hampden is said to have been 
Benjamin Wheeler, from Durham, N. H. He came about 1772, 
and settled at the mouth of the Sowadabscook stream, and built 
mills there. Some others came the same year — probably Elihu 
Hewes, Richard Cary, Samuel Gary, Joshua Pomroy, John 
Crosby, Abner Crosby, Goodin Grant, Andrew Grant, Elisha 
Grant, and John Emery. In 1787 Amos Dole, Simeon Gorton, 
Freeman Knowles, Nath. Hopkins, Reuben Newcomb, Simon 
Smith, Nath. Myrick, James Philbrook, Jona. Philbrook, Arche- 
laus Harding, Nath. Harding, Alisha Higgins, Joshua Harding, 
and Daniel Tebbits, were there. 

Under the general law for the incorporation of plantations, this 
township was incorporated as Wlieelersborough Plantation. Some- 
times the settlers called it Sowadabscook Plantation. It seems to 
have embraced all the territory and inhabitants on the west side 
of the river, above what is now Winterport. 

In 1777 the inhabitants sent a petition to the General Court of 
Massachusetts, asking to be incorporated into a town by the name 
of Wheelersborough. This petition was signed by about all the 
settlers in what are now the towns of Hampden and Bangor. 

^^ To the Great and General Court held at Boston for the State of the 

Massachusetts Bay. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Wheelersborough Humbly Shew- 
eth that your Petitioners did in May, 1774, Procure a Warrant from a 
Justice of the Peace, Impowering us to call a meeting and Cbuse 4 

26 Tovm of Hampden^ Me. 

Clerk, Town Committee, Treasurer, Surveyors of Roads & Surveyors of 
Lumber, &c., and by virtue of said Warrant our Committee called the 
Inhabitants together in March, annually, and made a new choice of the 
above said oflScers, &c., till May, 1776, when we received a Resolve of 
this Court the 15th of February, Ultimo. In obedience to which we 
obtained a New Warrant from a Justice agreeable to said Resolve, in 
which our doings were approbated, and we as before Impowered to 
Notify and warn the Proprietors or Inhabitants of Wheelersborough, to 
wit, all the Settlers on the West Side of Penobscot River, from the 
upper or Northermost Line of Frankfort Township to the Indian Line 
agreeable to our Plan, and to chuse the above officers, &c. But finding 
our power thus derived Insufficient to answer all the exegencies of our 
Body Politic, We now Humbly Pray that we may have your Grant of 
our said Township agreeable to our Plan of the Same, and that we may 
be Incorporated Into a Township by the Name of Wheelersborough. 
And we hereby constitute and direct our Representative, Mr. Klihu 
Hewes, to attend your Honorable Court in order to Present this, our Pe- 
tition, and Transact all matters relative to our Publick afifair. 

13th March, 1777. 

Andrew Wel)ster, Jr., Benjamin Wheeler, Ephr'ra Grant, Thomas 
Campbell, Nicholas Crosby, Andrew Paterson, John Smart, Joshua 
Couillard, John Crosby, Simon Smith, Simeon Gortou, Andrew Grant, 
Freeman Knowles, James Philbrook, James Grant, Joshua Walker, Si- 
mon Crosby, Jacob Dennett, Thomas Harding, Elisha Grant, Edward 

Smith, James Dunning, Reuben Goodwin, Nathaniel Mayo, 

Hopkins, D ors (?), Jacob Bussell, Daniel Neal, Elihu Hewea, 

Eben'r Haynes, Stephen Littlefield, Robert Treat, William Sullivan, 
Gustavus Swan, Samuel Chillam (?), Joseph Pomroy, Ephraim Grant, 
Jr., John Couillard, Joseph Carter, Joseph Piige, Seth Webb, John 
Frees, Isaac Frees." 

Nothing came of this, as the revolutionary v^ar put a stop to all 
new settlements. In 1779, being much disturbed by the English 
occupation on the river, most of the inhabitants left. Some went 
to Camden, and others to Kennebec river. At the close of the 
war, about 1783, the most of the original settlers returned. Up 
to this time the settlers were squatters, and held their lands by 
occupation and possession. The inhabitants now became desirous 
of procuring a title to their lands. It had always been supposed 
by them that the State owned these lands, but the Waldo heirs 
preferred claims to the township, which the General Court after- 
wards partly allowed, with reservations in favor of settlers who 
had settled thereon prior to a certain date, probably January 1, 

Joseph Chadwick had made some surveys in 1783. In 1786, 

Town of Hampden^ Me. 27 

General Ejiox sent Jonathan Stone on to the town to make sur- 
veys or explorations. I give an extract from his report : — 


Contains twenty-one thousand four hundred and sixty-two acres, and 
is bounded as follows, viz. : On the Waldo patent on the south, on No. 
two in the same range on the west, on Nos. one and two in the second 
range on the north, and on the Penobscot river on the east, which affords 
a fine navigation the whole distance, having from four to six fathoms of 
water at low water, and is well supplied with salmon, shadd and ale- 

The Sowadabscook stream and on its numerous branches ; and affords 
a good navigation for a canoe, small boat or raft — for many miles dis- 
tance — and on the banks of said stream — and on a vast number of small 
streams which fall into it — are large quantities of open meadows and 
good low interval, which will afford plenty of forage for the first settlers, 
and will ever be of great value to them. 

The land in this township is generally very good for farming. The 
uplands abound in good white ash, yellow birch, beach, rock maple and 
basswood timber, and in some places red oak ; the lower lands have a 
mixture of pine, spruce and fir. Those farming lands arc not only good 
for hay and grazing cattle, but are generally good and easy for tillage. 
All kinds of grain, especially fiax and pease, are cultivated with good 
success. There is, however, some poor land in the southeast part and on 
the north line from the third to the eighth mile, and between that line 
and the two streams. There is likewise some poor land on the western 
line which is flat and could, timbered with poplar and white birch, with 
a mixture of black growth. Almost the whole of the river lots are 
taken up by settlers, whose names are annexed, with their time of 
settlement, from the best information I could get, and are as follows, 
vix. : 

Richard Cary, Samuel Gary, both on one old possession of 14 years ; 
Simeon Gorton, 14 years; Amos Dole, half an old possession of 10 
years ; John Emery,* 15 years ; Abner Crosby, 14 years ; Joshua Pome- 
roy, 14 years ; Sanborn Blaisdell, 10 years ; Benjamin Wheeler, at 
the mills ; Goodwin Grant, Andrew Grant, Elisha Grant, Elihu Hewes, 
14 years ; John Crosby, 15 yeara ; =• Knowles, r Hopkins, Na- 
thaniel Hopkins, Simon Smith, Nathaniel Myrick, Col. Newcomb, 
James Philbrooks, Jesse Harding, Jonathan Philbrooks, Arch Hard- 
ing, Nathan'l Harding, Abisha Higgins, Joshua Hardin, Daniel Tibbits. 

Mr. Wheeler and those that follow, including Daniel Tibbits, are on 
settlements improved by themselves or others before the commencement 
of the late war. Andrew Patterson at the pond 7 years. Samuel Patter- 
son six years possession by John Peirce at the pond. James Emery, 
Nathan Emery and Benjamin Higgins, settled since the war. Jno. 
Pierce one year, his old possession sold Samuel Patterson. John Miller 
two or three years. 

There are several other new beginnings in the second tier of lots from 
the river, laid out by theniselveg in a very irregular n^anner — the people 

Town of Hampden y Me. 

have and are still making great waste of the Timber, and are doing all 
the possible damage to the land — the upper road to Kennebec must set 
off from the Penobscot River in this Township, and is much wanted at 
present. Capt. Newcomb and some others have proposed, that if 
Government will authorize some pei*son to mark out the road, they will 
clear it through this township and make the necessary bridges at their 
own expense. 

Jonathan Stone. 
December 16, 1786." 

In 1790, the inhabitants sent a memorial to the General Court 
asking for their lots, a copy of which is here given : — 

''To the Honorable Committee on the subject of unappropriated 
lands of this commonwealth — Inhabitants of Sowadabscook Plantation* 
Sheweth, That your Memorialists are actual Settlers on Lauds In said 
Plantation, & since we have been Informed that a Sufficient Title to 
our Land is to be obtained in conformity to the Resolve passed June 24th, 
1789, We have taken every measure In our power to procure as much 
money as would pay for the Same, but as yet have not been able to 
Raise a fufflcioncy for that purpose, through the Scarcity of Specie In 
these parts, altho' we were willing to make the greatest Sacrifices. We 
therefore pray that your Honorable Board would take our circumstances 
Into your wise consideration, that a further time might be allowed us to 
procure the remainder of our money to pay for our Lots. And also that 
some suitable person living near this Plantation might be apj)ointed and 
Impowered as an Agent to receive our money, & to give and execute 
Sufficient Deeds of our Respective Lots of Land on which we have 
settled. And also to take such measures respecting running out our 
lines as your Honors in your Wisdom may think meet. And your Peti- 
tioners as In duty bound will ever Pray. 

Penobscot River, 22d May, 1790. 

Reuben Newcomb, Benjamin Smith, Shebna Sweet, Nathan Hopkins, 
Abisha Higgins, Simeon Gorton, Gooden Grant, Henry Welch, Thomas 
Whitney, Thomas Snow, Moses Baker, Zebuion Young, Nathan Whit- 
ney, Daniel Whitney, Amos Dole, Benjamin Higgins, Amos Doane, 
James Mayo, Israel Mayo, Nahum Emery, Simeon Newcomb, Nath'l 
Myrick, Jr., Benjamin Murch, Joseph Wheeler, Ezeziel Cobb, Jonathan 
Newcomb, Simon Smith, John Crosby, Robert Wheeler, the Widow 
Peirce, James Pattison, Edward Snow, C.(?) Gardner, Ebenezer Crosby, 
Andrew Grant, Peter Newcomb, Harding Snow, Perez Hamlen, Isaac 
Hopkins, John Emery, William Patten, Zebuion Smith. Jesse Harding, 
Abner Crosby, Ebenezer Mayo, Nath'l Mayo, John Billington, Andrew 
Grant, Benjamin Wheeler, William Murch, David Patterson. 

Mr. Simon Smith being appointed at our Annual Meeting in the month 
of March, 1790, to wait on the Court's Committee of Eastern Lauds, is 
intrusted with full power by said plantation to act in behalf of the inhab- 
itants of Wheelersborough. 

John Crosby, 

Reuben Newcomb, 

Committee, Amos Dole, Town Clerk. 

Town of ffampderiy Me. ^ 29 

In 1794, another petition for incorporation was sent, which was 




"An Act to incorporate the Plantation called Sowerdahscook, with 
part of the town of Frankfort, into a separate town by the name of 

Sec. I. Be it enacted etc., * * • That the plantation called Sower- 
dahscook « and the northerly part of the town of Frankfort, included 
within the following boundaries, to wit., Beginning at the north east 
corner of the northerly line pf the Waldo patent, so called on Penobscot 
river, and bounded on the south by the northerly line of said patent, 
running six miles on said line ; from thence running north ten degrees 
east until it comes to the town of Bangor ; thence on said line to Penob- 
scot river, and thence bounded on said river to the first mentioned 
boundary, together with the inhabitants thereof, be, and hereby is 
incorporated into a town by the name of Hampden. * • *." 

Simeon Fowler, £sq,,of Orrington,was authorized to issue his warrant 
for the calling of the first meeting. 

In 1795 the inhabitants again sent a petition to the General Court, 
asking for their lots. The Court by a resolve June 19, 1795, gave to 
settlers who made their settlement prior to Jan. 1, 1784, one hundred 
acres of land for $6.50^ to be laid out so as best to convene each settler's 
improvements, and be least injurious to adjoining lands. To settlers 
between Jan. 1, 1784, and Jan. 1, 1794, one hundred acres for 50 cents 
per acre, to be like first named. In 1796 a part of the township was 
surveyed by Ephraim Ballard. Feb. 23, 1798, another resolve was 
passed by the General Court, relating to settlers' lots. 

I give names of settlers, taken from plans, deeds and records. I can 
not give the date of settlement, further than can be gleaned from what 
is herein printed. Very few, if any, of the persons named were born on 
the township. 

Names of settlers prior to 1784, on the river, with the number of their 
lots, beginniug on the southerly line and running up river to what 
was south line of Bangor. 



Richard Ellen wood. 

No. 8. 

Benj. Higgins. 


Ralph Ellenwood, 


Simon Smith. 


Ezekiel Atwood. 


Ebenezer Mayo. 


Thomas Snow. 


Nathan Hopkins. 


Abisha Higgins. 


Israel Hopkins. 


Abner Knowles. 


Freeman Cobb. 


Amos Rider. 


Freeman Knowles 


Toum of Hampden, Me. 

No. 15. 

Harding Snow. 

No. 30. 

Amos Hardy. 


Jesse Holbrook. 


John Crosby. 


Perez Hamlin. 


John Crosby. 


Eliashib Delano. 


Shebna Swett. 


Reuben Newcomb. 


Dayid Patterson. 


Andrew Grant. 


Simeon Grorton. 


Benj. Swett, 


Ebenezer Crosby. 


Thomas Pickard. 


Abner Crosby. 



Phillip Lovejoy. 


Goodin Grant. 


Wm. Patten. 


Benjamin Wheeler. 


John Emery. 


Widow Elis Wheeler. 


Samuel Cary. 


D. Wheeler. 


Samuel Cary. 


Samuel Patterson. 


Richard Cary* 


Robert Wheeler. 


Benj. Smith. 

Other settlers, some of whom sett 

led prior to Jan. 1, 1784, and otherv 

prior to Jan. 1, 1794, and the lots they settled 

I or lived on. 

No. 45. 

Prince Rogers. 

No. 77. 


Silvanus Rogers. 


James Philbrook. 


Enoch Mayo. 



Jona. Nickerson. 


Winthrop Patterson. 


Howes Mayo. 


Stephen Atwood. 



Abiathar Knowles. 


Israel Mayo. 


Nath'l Paine. 


James Mayo. 


Myrick Snow. 


Nath'l Murch. 


Tbos. Whitney* 


Nath'l Mayo. 


Henry Welch. 


Benj. Mureh. 


Simon Smith. 


Daniel Whitney. 



Christopher Atwood. 


Elkanah Smith. 


Amos Dean. 


Joseph Myrick. 


James Dean. 


Freeman Knowles* 


William Murch. 


Simon Smith, Jr. 


Simon Newcomb. 


Ben. Wiley. 



Aaron Walker. 


Ezekiel Cole* 


Ebenezer Walker* 


Wm. Wheeler (?) 





Daniel Wheeler. 


Zebnlon Smith. 


Richani S. BlasdelL 


Thomas Dean. 



Jesse Harding* 


John Sally. 


John Pomroy. 


Daniel BlasdelL 


Ben. Swett. 


John Swan. 


Andrew Grant. 


Robert Wheeler. 


Robert Page. 


Nath. Ward. 


R. Patterson. 



Robert Miller. 


Daniel Neal. 


Daniel Livermore, partly 


Isaac Webber. 

in Hermoa. 

Tovm of Hampden, Me. 


No. 124. 

Wm. Patterson Jt. 

No. 132. 

Peter Newcomb. 


John Goodale. 


Jona. Newcomb. 


Geo. Bassick. 


Daniel Snow. 


Wm. Patten (2.) 


Edward Snow, partly in 


Isaac Hopkins Jr. 



Reuben Newcomb Jr. 


Collier Snow. 

In 1798, a petition was sent to the General Courts signed by 
settlers living in the westerly part of the town : — 

"To the Honorable, the Senate, and Honorable House of Representa- 
tives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled : 
The Petition of the Subscribers respectfully Sheweth that each of them 
have taken up and permanently Settled one hundred acres of Land, 
belonging to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, lying in Township 
No. 2, adjoining the Westerly line of Hampden in the first Range, North 
of the Waldo Patent, in the County of Hancock, and that the Settlers 
have encountered the many difficulties and hardships usually attending 
the foundation of a New Settlement, the want of Roads, and the expen- 
sive and difficult transportation necessaries of life, etc., etc. Therefore 
your Petitioners humbly pray that the Honorable Court would gi*ant to 
each Settler one hundred acres of Land, to be laid out so as to Include 
their Improvemenls to the best advantage, for as moderate a compensa- 
tion as the General Court may think proper. Your Petitioners as In 
duty bound will ever pfay. (1798) 

Edward Snow^ Moses Watson, Daniel Snow, Isaac D&vis, Hezekiah 
Newcomb, Caleb Dodge, Samuel Davis, Joseph Myrick, Samuel Mudget, 
Abel Hardy, Daniel Piper, John Folsom, Henry B. Walker, Jonas 
Mason, Stephen Bryant, Lemuel Nash, Jonathan Nash, Collier Snow, 
Reuben Newcomb, Benjamin Wheeler, Thomas Morrell, Josiah Morse ( ?) , 
i>eth Kempton, Samuel Hardy, William Cofeal." 

This petition did not seem to bring much relief, and another 
petition was in 1802, and a resolve passed Jan. 30, 1802. 


passed Jan* 30, 1802^ on petition of James Patten and others, 
settlers on additional lands, claimed under resolve of Feb. 23, 
1798. Park Holland, Esq., was authorized to'receive applications 
and quiet settlers thereon, and run out their lots. 

"A list of Settlers' lots in Hampden, as surveyed or assigned by 
Park Holland, agreeable to a resolve of the General Court Jan. 30, 
1802. ♦ 

No. 46. Silvanus Rogers^ 
134. Silvanus Snow. 

No. 70. Daniel Blasdell. 
90. Joseph Myrick. 

*ThcHC M'Ulors arc those who settled betwnen Jan. 1, 1784, aud Jan. 1, 17M, and sons 
of settlers who uainc preYioudly, or their assigns. 


Town of Haihpden^ Me. 

No. 98. Ezra Smith's Heirs. 
142. Jabez Phillips' Heirs. 
88. Whitney, Simeon 
Smith's Heirs« 
104. John Borland. 
Henry Welch. 

106. R. Newcomb. 
Jesse Holbrooke 

144. William Higgins. 
14dw David Colson. 
140. Joshua Cole. 

147. Daniel Whitil^. 

148. Thomas Daggett. 
Jona. Pickard, Jr^ 

149. Pickard. 

150. Samuel Parker. 

151. Joseph Atwood. 

152. James Miller. 

153. James Patten. 

154. Widow Goodale. 
John Crosby. 

108. Ephraim Mtrrcb. 
96. Jona. Knowles. 

155. Ben. Walker. 
93. Amasa Knowles. 

Ben. Wiley. 
92. Jesse Libbyw 

Geo. Knowles. 
91. Richard Stubbs. 

Freeman Knowle». 
102. Ezra Cobb. 

John Crosby^ 

107. William George. 
Eliphalet Perkins. 

109. Eliphalet PeAins. 
Joseph Gordon. 

157. Newcomb and Morcb. 

Ezra Beals. 
116. Isaac Robinson. 
159. Benj. Newcomb. 

John Higgins^ 

Sept. 12, 1803.'^ 

No. 162. Phillip Wheeler. 

George Wheeler. 

Joseph Wheeler. 
156. Wm. Morland. 

Jeremiah Simpson. 
1 29. Ebeneaser Young. 

138. Moses Watson. 
Jona. Simpson, Jr# 

139. Peter Newcomb. 
Job Harding. 

72. Robert Wheeler. 

Kidder and Jobonnot. 
105. Richard Blasdell. 
[osiah Kidder. 

140. John Patten. 
Samuel Emerson. 

110. Thos. Patterson. 
80. Winthrop Patterson. 

160. Henry Mayo. 
Ebefiezer Perkins. 

158. Samuel Paine. 

Simon Smith, Heifa 

161. Elisha Mayo. 
143. Ezekiel Smith. 

71. Swan and Sally. 
Josiah Kidder. 

163. Jeremiah Colburn. 
John Emery. 

167. Wm. Robinson. 
Simeon Whitmore. 

168. Amos Hardy. 
172. Elisha Pepper. 
108. Andrew Grant, Jr. 

164. David Libby. 

Daniel or David HoN 

165. Nath. Myrick,Jr. 

166. Sam. Harding. 

169. Robert White. 

170. Richard BlasdeU. 
Abel Hardy. 

171. Ebenezer Perkins. 
Samuel Emerson. 

Copy Pabk Hoixikioy^ 

Oenerat John Cooper* 83 


By Peter E. Yose, of DennysTiUe. 

In the fall of 1787, (the year after the eotnmencement of the 
settlement at Dennysville,) there came into Eastern Maine a well 
educated and gentlemanly young man in the twenty-second year 
of his age, for the purpose of engaging in trade in a small way^ 
With him came his elder brother William, and the amount of 
merchandise they brought to dispose of, purchased of several 
firms in Boston, was as per invoice £119, 5s, 8|d. Entering the 
Cobscook bay, instead of following their predecessors to its head, 
they turned aside at ** Soward's Neck," now a portion of the town- 
ship of Lubec, where they soon commenced operations. Their 
first bill of goods, amounting to £2, 2s, lOd, was sold November 
15, 1787, to Colonel John Allan, known during the Revolutionary 
war as the '* Superintendent of all the tribes of Indians east of 
the Connecticut river." The goods, consisting of meal, molasses, 
sugar and tea, were sent (doubtless by water) to Machias. Mr. 
Allan was not only the first but their principal customer, and the 
last charge made in their ledger was to John Allan (Feb. 13, 
1790)—*' 1 Coflfee Pot, 4d." 

A memorandum on the fly leaf of their ledger records that their 
whole amount of first cost of goods for the first year was £340, lis, 
8d. During the more than two years in which they wore engaged 
in business they opened accounts (many of them small) with over 
fifty persons. Their whole trade during this time amounts only 
to a few huqdred pounds, and judging from the many unsettled 
accounts was evidently not very profitable. The Ck)unty of Wash- 
ington was incorporated June 25, 1789, and the young trader, 
John Cooper, late of Boston, twenty-four years old, was soon 
afl»r appointed High Sheriflf of the County, which oflSce he held, 
and well and honorably filled, for the long term of thirty years- 
His appointment as Sherifl* and Jailor made it necessary that he 
should remove to Machias, the shire town. 

In the early summer of 1791 he went to Boston, where on the 
23d day of Jane he was united in marriage by Rev. Dr. Thatcher, 

34 General John Cooper^ 

with Miss Elizabeth Savage, sister of Hon. James Savage, a young 
lady of good family and twenty-one years of age* Returning to 
Machias and becoming settled in his new home, he not only 
attended to the duties of his office, but soon became interested in 
other business, as the sparsely settled county with its limited 
** Docket'* could hardly afford him sufficient remuneration for the 
support of a fatoily. His first account with Washington County 
as Sheriff, is as follows, viz. : — 

"CoUNTT o^ Washington, Dr. 

May, 1794. To amount of order drawn on the County Treasurer for 
the several terms in 1790, 1791, 1792, and 1793, in my 
favor as Sheriff, per account settled with the Treasurer 
May 12th, 1794, on file, $279.06." 

He engaged in trade to some extent^ and in lumbering, built 
and owned in part several saw-mills on the east and west Machias 
rivers, and operated them a portion of the time. Later in life he 
became interested in the purchase of wild lands in several of the 
near-by townships, was the principal proprietor of township No. 
15, east division, Washington county, (now Cooper) and for years 
was the agent of the proprietors of several neighboring townships. 
His accounts were all kept with great care and neatness, and with 
evident knowledge of the art of Book-Keeping. His ledger show^ 
that from 1795 to 1798 he had much to do in connection with 
building a meeting house at Machias, his bill for furnishings, 
payment for labor, etc., amounting to $902, taking his pay for 
the larger half of the same, **in pews, etc." In 1803 he was 
elected County Treasurer, which office he held until 1809. On 
Feb, 27, 1811, he resigned his office as Brigadier General of the 
2nd Brigade, 10th Division of the Militia of the Commonwealth, 
which place he had held for seven years. His various business 
matters, especially the performance of his duties as agent for the 
proprietors of several eastern townships, made it necessary that 
he should make quite frequent trips to Boston. Often he went by 
vessel. Sometimes the long journey to or from was performed by 
various , conveyances by land, but on Sept. 27, 1809, he leaves 
Boston with Mrs. Cooper, in his own chaise for home, and arrived 
in Machias Oct. 14, the first journey ever made in a private car- 
riage between the two places. On the 29th day of Nov. in that 

General John Oooper, 35 

year, died his honored father, Wm. Cooper, Esq., aged 88 years, 
who for 49 successive years had been the faithful Town Clerk of 

In the year 1816, Mr. Cooper turned his attention more particu- 
larly to the improvement of his own township, No. 15, where, 
during that year, he built a saw mill and a grist mill. The first 
be named the ''Successful Enterprise/' and the latter the * 'Resolu- 
tion." In those days such mills were not the very expensive 
Btructures which this age calls for, the whole cost of the two mills 
mentioned being a little over $2,000. In 1816 he was a member 
of a convention which met at the meeting house in Brunswick to 
act upon the separation of the District of Maine from the Common- 
wealth of Mass. As shewing his connection with events connected 
with the capture and capitulation of Machias in the war of 1812, 
the following is interesting. The capture was made by a British 
land force under the command of Lieut.-Col. Andrew Pilkington^ 
and a naval force commanded by Capt. Ilyde Parker, of the 
Tenedos, on Sept. 11, 1814. On the 12th a capitulation was 
proposed and accepted. On the 13th it was ratified by Gen. John 
Brewer in behalf of the 3rd Regt., and by Col. Campbell for the 
1st Regt., these two regiments including all in the county. On 
the 14th Mr. Cooper writes, "Arrangements were this day made 
by me with the British commanders, respecting the Custom House, 
paroles, etc., which were confirmed by Sir John Sherbrook and 
Admiral Griffith yesterday, and the terms (then) entered into 
were guaranted by me so that the British troops will be embarked 
to-morrow-" Sept. 15th he continues, "This day at 10 o'clock all 
the British troops were embarked from Berry's wharf, and the 
town left without any danger whatever to the inhabitants. I 
accompanied the British commanders to the time of their depart^ 
ure, and expressed acknowledgements, etc., for the good conduct 
of the troops while in this town." 

Mr. Cooper was quite largely employed by the county for 
several years, in opening and making county roads in the town-* 
ships of No. 13, 14, 15, 18, etc. He doubtless performed his 
duties faithfully in this connection, and perhaps, the more so, 
because as Sherifi*, Agent, etc., he was probably obliged to make 

36 (General John Cooper. 

- — — - ---11-^ 

greater use of them than any other person of the times. His 
journeys over the new rough roads, sometimes alone, sometimes 
accompanied by Mrs. CJooper, were often evidently enjoyed by 
him, especially t^hen at their end he found himself under the hos- 
pitable roofs of his old friends, Judge Lincoln of Denny sville, Geo. 
Downes, Esq., of Calais, Gen. John BreWer, and Capt. Thos. 
Vose, of Robbinston, I. R. Chadbourne, Esq., of Eastport, and 
Judge Campbell, of Cherryfield, some of whom from time to 
time escorted him a portion of the way on his homeward rides. 

In July, 1820, Mr. Cooper learned by the ''Eastern Argus" that 
Horatio G. Balch, Esq., had been appointed Sheriff of the County 
in his stead. Maine had recently become a sovereign State, and 
was no longer subject to the elections and appointments of Massa- 
chusetts, and doubtless desired officers of its own making. Mr. 
Cooper, the only appointee to the office of Sheriff for Washington 
County by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, had well filled 
the position for full thirty years. 

But not until Dec. 20, was the new Sheriff ready to enter upon 
the duties of his office, when, as recorded in Mr. Cooper's journal, 
<*Mr. Sheriff Balch received from my son the Gaol calender and 
files, and my son delivered the whole to him with the keys of the 
Gaol and Court House, also he resigned his commission as Gaoler 
and Deputy Sheriff at the same time." Mr. Cooper writes these 
matters of interest under the same date t "After the adjournment 
of the Court of Sessions this P. M,, the Chief Justice, Thomas 
Ruggles, Esq., in a few minutes after being at his lodgings, was 
taken in a fit and immediately expired. This is the first accident 
of the kind, or indeed of any sudden sickness, that has befel any 
of the justices of Common Pleas or Sessions, of any officer belong- 
ing to the court, or any of the bar, jurors or witnesses during the 
sessions of any court, or at the adjournment of any court in the 
county of Washington, during a period of thirty years and six 
months last past." 

Mr. Cooper records under date of June 19, 1821, *<This day 
the S. J. C. for State of Maine held its first session in this county, 
present Chief Justice Prentiss Mellen and Judges Preble and 

General John Cooper. 37 

On March 5, 1822, '*The court* (C. C. P.) met this day, 
Judges Crosby and Campbell. This is the last Court of Common 
Pleas that will be held in this county under the old system." 

June 3, 1821, Mr. Cooper was admitted to the membership of 
the Congregational church in Machias. He writes, ** I this day 
made a public profession of my faith in Jesus Christ, and gave 
my assent to the covenant, and was admitted to full communion as a 
member of Mr. Steel's church, and God in his infinite mercy grant 
that by the influence of his Holy Spirit I may be enablecf to adorn 
the doctrine of God my Saviour in all things." Mr. Cooper and 
his minister, Rev. Mansfield Steel, had evidently been very friendly 
for rnany yeans. He was, doubtless, religiously inclined from his 
boyhood. If God had prospered him and his family, he is found 
very frequently recording in his Journal with reference to particu- 
lar providences, ** God's holy name be praised." He came of a 
God-fearing race. His good father, from his early days, was a 
christian man ; for many years a member of the church in Brattle 
street, Boston. (In after times, though not then, a Unitarian 
church.) As long ago as March 17, 1764, he writes, *« The town 
have been again pleased to make choice of me as their clerk for 
the year ensuing. I would see and acknowledge the hand of God 
herein, and my prayer is, that I may be enabled to fill up this and 
the other stations assigned me in life, (he was Register of Probate, 
etc.) so that the good of others may be promoted, as well as my 
own interest served." 

His uncle. Dr. Samuel Cooper, brother of his father, was the 
pastor of Brattle street church for thirty-seven years, and his 
grandfather, Rev. Wm. Cooper, for twenty-seven years, dating 
from the year 1716. 

Having lost the sheriffalty, he naturally turned his attention to 
other occupations, and another place of residence. He would 
clear a farm on his Township of No. 15 and erect a dwelling 
thereon and become a farmer, first taking the precaution of invit- 
ing his wife to leave her pleasant surroundings in Machias, and 
accompany him to the locality, in the almost wilderness, in order 
that she might decide how she liked the place and the neighbors. 
The inspection was satisfactory. He writes, *'The country and 

38 Oeneral John Oooper. 

my settlement at No. 15 pleases her much." And so the land was 
cleared and a large and commodious house of two stories was built 
on a sightly spot near his mills, into which he moved Aug. 23, 
1822. " We have concluded to name our place Ashley Farm," 
he says, ** and dedicate it to the glory of Grod and the happiness 
of our family." Thorns are ever among the roses. On that very 
day in the midst of his pleasant surroundings, he is attacked 
'' by a fit of the gout in the left hand and knee." As to one of 
the prevailing customs of the times, even among the best citizens 
of the County, (so strange to us now,) within ten days after Mr. 
Cooper had dedicated his new dwelling to the «* glory of God,'' 
he had sold about ten gallons of rum to several of his neighbors, 
and had lent to others, in small quantities, four gallons more. 
But the habit of selling and drinking intoxicating liquors was 
within a very few years thereafter abandoned by many of the 
prominent men of the county, Mr. Cooper among them, and he 
with them became firm friends of the cause of temperance. 

Mr. Cooper's home was located near the highway leading 
from Machias to Calais, and nearly equidistant from these 
towns. His house was spacious for the time and place. 
He and his good wife had many friends. They were hospit- 
ably inclined, and able to furnish good beds and table, and 
as the years passed on numerous relatives and friends from abroad, 
came and went, and many a visit was highly enjoyed by both host 
and guest. There was the home of the minister of the gospel, 
who from year to year came into the settlement to preach. His 
son James S. went to Calais to practice law, while his eldest living 
son, William, and his family, resided with him. Granddaughters, 
children of William, in time grew up in the household, the eldest 
of whom, Elizabeth D. became the second wife of the late Judge 
Luther S. Cushing of Boston. 

On the 6th day of February 1822, township No. 15 became by 
act of the Legislature the town of Cooper, and on the 21st day of 
March following, the first town meeting was held at which John 
Chaloner, William Cooper and John L. Sargent were chosen 
Selectmen. A Congregational church was formed in Cooper, 

General John Cooper. 39 

February 22, 1826. The council called for the purpose met at Mr. 
Cooper's house. Rev. Mr. Steel, moderator. 

In 1831 Mr. Cooper rebuilt his saw mill and grist mill at a cost 
of $1,757.27. The people of Cooper for years had held their 
religious meetings in the school houses and it became desirable to 
have a more suitable and commodious house in which to worship 
God. Mr. Cooper and his neighbors became interested in the 
idea of having a meeting house. They will ^'arise and build," the 
preliminary arrangements are made and the foundations are laid. 
On June 26, 1835, Mr. C. makes this record : "This day the frame 
of the meeting house was raised, God's holy name be praised.'* 
The work went rapidly on, until its completion and on the 30th 
day of the following March the people assembled within it to 
listen to the Dedication Services. The expense of building was 
doubtless largely borne by Mr. Cooper. He says, *«The meeting 
house built by me, and dedicated March 30, 1836, cost $2,335.65, 
and is the first built in the county away from rivers." 

Sunday, Dec. 13, 1840, he writes, *'My birthday, which makes 
my age seventy-five. For the good measure of health and tran- 
quility we as a family, are permitted to enjoy, God's holy name 
be praised." Mr. Cooper was growing old, but his activity and 
usefulness continued. Business, duty, pleasure, still called him 
to make not unfrequent journeys to the several towns in the county. 
The annual and semi-annual meetings of the Conference of Con- 
gregational Churches in the county, were almost uniformily 
attended by him for many years. His old-time practice of con- 
ducting religious meetings on the Sabbath in the absence of a 
minister still continued. He was, and had been for many years, a 
Justice of the Peace (this record shows the marriage of at least 
thirty-five couples, generally his Cooper neighbors.) He had 
ofiiciated for years as Postmaster of Cooper, as Selectman, 
Assessor and Town Treasurer and as Treasurer of the County 
Conference. He farmed and lumbered, conveyed and purchased 
lands, and kept the accounts of his land agencies, until the fall of 
1845, when, after a shoit period of disability he sickened and on 
the 17th day of November in that year, was ''gathered to his 
fathers," and was buried in a lot prepared by him, upon his own 

40 Genealogy of Greneral John Oooper. 

homestead. Hi8 good wife lived on, in the family of her son 
William, until July 13, 1854, when at the age of 84 years she 
died, and was laid to rest beside her husband. 

Mr. Cooper was physically a man among men, of good 
presence, tall and erect, and in his best estate exceeding two 
hundred pounds in weight, of pleasant countenance and gentle- 
manly mien and manners, a man of ability, a good and very useful 
man through all his long and busy life. 


Thomas Coopei-^, of Boston, died 1704 ; wife Mehitable, 

daughter of James Minot. 

Rev. William Cooper,^ minister Brattle street church, Boston ; 
Born March 20, 1694 ; died Dec. 13, 1743 ; wife Judith, daughter 
of Judge Samuel Sewall Mann, 12th May, 1720, she born Jan. 2, 
170i died Dec. 23, 1740. 

William* Cooper, Jr., Town Clerk of Boston forty-nine ye^rs ; 
born Oct. 12, 1721, O. S. ; died Nov. 28, 1809. Married Katbe- 
rine of Jacob Wendell, April 25, 1745 ; born Jan. 18, 1726 ; died 
Jan. 29, 1796. 

General John Cooper,^ bom Dec. 13, 1765 ; died Nov. 17, 


Thomas Savage, of Boston, died Feb. 14, 1682, aged 75; wife 
Faith Hutchinson 1637 ; died Feb. 20, 1652. 

Thomas^ Savage, Jr., of Boston, born May, 1640; died July 2, 
1705 ; wife Elizabeth, of John Sutton, 1664. She died August 
29, 1715. 

Habijah^ Savage, of Boston, born Sept. 10, 1674; wife, widow 
Hannah Philips Anderson. 

Thomas* Savage ; wife Deborah Briggs. 

Habijah^ Savage, born April 22, 1741, O. S ; wife EHs, daughter 
of Deacon John Tudor — (great great grandfather of Charles 
Parnell,) May 9, 1765 ; she born March 31, 1745. 

Elizabeth® Savage married John Cooper, June 23, 1791. 

Deposition of Jeremiah Colburn, 41 

Gen. John^ Cooper, of Machias & Cooper, married Elizabeth® 
Savage, June* 23,1791. Their children, all born in Machias, 
were : — 

i. John Tudor, b. June 6,1792; graduated at Harvard College 1811; 

died March 22, 1812. 
ii. William, b. Jan. 3. 17W; m. Eliza Button, ; died Aug. 27, 1875, 

aged 82. 
ill. Emma E., b. July 20. 179C; m. Rufus K. Porter of Machias, 1820. 

She died 1827. He died 1856. 

iv. Charles Wkndell, b. May 17, 1798. 

V. Samuel, b. June 2, 1800. 

vl. James Sullivan, b. Oct. 10,1802; of Calais, and Amherst, Mass.. 

where he died; m. Mary E. Savage . Abby J. Girdler. 

vii. Thomas Savage, b. July 6, 1805. 

viii. Caroline Savage, b. April 28, 1808; ni. Rev. Wm. J. Newman 

minister at York, Me., 1S49. He died Andover, Mass., March 5. 

1850, aged 38. 
ix. ARTHUR Savage, born May 9, 1811. 


''Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Penobscot, April 23, 1787. 

Tlie Deposition of Jeremiah Colburn of Penobscot River in the County 
of Lincoln, Gentleman, on oath testified and saith, that on or about 
the 28th Day of November, 1777, John Marsh of Penobscot, in the 
County aforesaid, Entered on an Island called and known here by the 
name of Marsh's Isljind and took up and settled on a Certain Lot of 
Land for A Farm for himself ; which lot includes a mill Privelege. That 
on or about the Last of May, 1784. Messrs. Levy Bradley, Joseph Moore 
and Daniel Jemison, all of Penobscot in said County, Did then and 
there agree with the said John Marsh to Build a Saw mill upon the s* 
Privelidge included in within the Lot which the s*^ John ha I Settle as. 
aforesaid. And the s** Levy, Joseph and Daniel, Did also agree with 
the 8* Marsh to Relinquish to him one Quarter Part of one saw immedi- 
ately after finished in the mill which they so built, upon Conditions, 
that the said Marsh should Relinquish 10 Acres of Land included 
within said Lot so as to include s>^ mill Priviledge and upon the former 
conditions being fulfilled upon the s** Levy, Joseph and DanieFs Part. 
Then the s* Marsh was to give A Deed of s* 10 acres as soon as he ob- 
tained a Deed from Government. Jere^° Colburn. 
Lincoln, ss. — Penobscot, April 23, 1787, 

Then Jeremiah Colburn Personally Appeared and made oath to the 
above Deposition. 

Before me, Jonathan Eddy, Justice of the Peace," 

• I have it January 23, 1791. EnrroR. 

42 Col. Josiah Brewer ^ Jr.; History of Mt. Desert, 


Was the son of Josiah and Hannah (Woolson)Brewer, of Wes- 
ton, Mass., where he was born May 26, 1743. He was brother to 
Col. John Brewer,* and of Mary, the wife of Dr. Crawford, of 
Fort Pownalf. He was in Worcester, Mass., a juryman there, 
1757 and 1760. He was one of a coininittee to rebuild old south 
church, May 17, 1762, and bought pew No. 52 therein. *'Col. 
Josiah Brewer, from Worcester, was the first settler in Cumming- 
ton, Mass." I suppose that it was this man. In 1771 he was at 
what is now Brewer Village, and with his brother John and 
brother-in-law Dr. Crawford, built a corn mill there in 1777. He 
was colonel of the regiment here. Col. John Brewer in his account 
of the battles at Castine in 1779, says "Captain Smith and myself 
returned home, having received orders from my brother, then my 
Colonel, I being then a Captain." Josiah Brewer was a licensed 
innholder in . Lincoln county, 1782, a justice of the peace for 
Lincoln county 1783, 1784, truckmaster at Fort Halifax 1781. 
He died in Orrington May 17 ; February 2, 1805, aged 75, he 

married Margaret . She died in Orrington, May 17, 1816, 

aged 75. Their gravestones are in the Orrington cemetery. The 
will of Mrs. Brewer was made May 9, 1816, and proved Aug. 
15, 1816. She appoints Rev. Enoch Mudge administrator, and 
gave him 1-3 of her estate. She gave to Col. John Brewer and 
each of his children a decent pocket bible ; other legacies to late 
niece, Abigail Prentiss' heirs, the widow of Dr. Nath. Prentiss, of 
Roxbury, Mass. ; and to Eliza Gibben, of Samuel Gibben, of Marl- 
iboro, Mass. 


T)r. William B. Lapham, of Augusta, is preparing a history of 
"Mount Desert Island and its towns. His well known ability is a 
guaranty of a most interesting history of a remarkable island. 

• See ante, Vol. I, i)age 17. 
t See aute, Vol. I, page 144. 

NoTR. Beulah Brewer, sister of the above, died at Brewer Village, Dee. S, 1809, 
^cd 71 years. 

Dr, John Herbert; Dea. Oeo. W. Brown, of Bangor. 43 


Was a surgeon and chaplain in the British army, and came to 
this country prior to the revolution. He is supposed to have 
settled in the western part of Massachusetts. He came to what is 
now Bangor in 1774, probably as a missionary. He practiced med- 
icine, and was the first doctor on the river above Fort Point. He 
preached to the people in the vicinity of his settlement. In 1779 
his son George Herbert, of Deerfield, Massachusetts, came here 
and took his father home with him. He died in 1780. 

Greorge Herbert Jr., his grandson, was born in Deerfield, Massa- 
chusetts, Aug. 18, 1778, graduated at Dartmouth college in 1800. 
He studied law with Theodore Sedgwick, and settled in Ellsworth 
in 1800 or 1801, where he was the first lawyer. He was Represent- 
ative to the General Court 1813, 1814 and 1815, County Attorney 
foi Hancock 1816; died in Ellsworth, Jan. 2, 1820. 


Was born in Concord, N. H., Feb., 1792. He came to Bangor 
in 1805. He was a merchant of high character, deacon of the 
Hammond Street Congregational Church, and Trustee of the 
Bangor Theological Seminary many years. He died Jan. 18, 1850 
aged 57. He married Sophia, daughter of Capt. William Ham- 
mond, 1816. She was bom in Newton, Massachusetts, Nov. 23, 
1790; admitted to First Church, Bangor, Aug., 1819, and died 
Nov. 4, 1881. Children were : 

1. Sophia Hammond, b. March 30. 1817; m. Rev. D. S. Talcott, D. D., 
April 20, 1840. She died April 1, 1866. 

ii. Mary Hammond, b, Jan. 14, 1819 ; m. N. S. Partridge, 1844. He 

died 1853, and she married second, George W. Pickering, 

Esquire, 1863. He died 1876. She died Aug. 23. 1881. 

iii. George W., b. Sept. 1820, graduated at Bowdoin College, 1841 ; 

studied law with Hill & Appleton of Bangor; removed to St. Louis, 
1851. He is a lawyer; m. Maria, daughter of Chas. H. Pond, Esq.. 
of St. Louis ; no children. 

iv. Wtlliam Hammond, b. Jan. 14. 1822 ; graduated at Bowdoin College, 
1842; studied medicine with Dr. Jonn Mason, of Bangor, and at 
Harvard Medical School, 1850; commenced practice of medicine in 
Bangor in 1850 ; went to Eureka 1855 and 1856 ; removed to St. 
liouis, where he practiced his profession several years. He returned 
to Bangor, , and resumed his practice here. He was held in 

« See Vol. 1, No. 9, page 138. 

44 Machias Inscriptions^ Copied from GhravesUmes. 

the hifi^faest esteem for his ability, IdDdiiess and sympathy. No 
physician was ever more endeared to his patients. He was a mem- 
Ser of both branches of the City Goyernment of Bangor, and mayor 
in 1879, 1880. He died Nov. 23, 1882. He married Ann Eliza, 
daughter of John Woodcock, Esquire, of Leicester, Mass., June 12, 
1851. Their children were Annie Louisa and Mary Hammond, 
who married John L. Stoddard, the lecturer. 
Y. Reuben Howe, b. Nov. 11, 1856, died in 1871, aged 45. 



Hon. Stephen Smith, Esq. born Sandwich, Mass. ; died Sept. 29, 
1806, aged 67 years, 4 months. 

Deborah, wife of Stephen Smith, Esq., died March 4, 1825, 
aged 85 years and 2 months. 

In memoy of Sarah Jones, wife of Hon. Stephen Jones, died 
May 24, 1820, aged 78. 

In memory of Jacob Penniman ; died Nov. 24 ; wife Mary died 
Jan., 1804, aged 31. 

Josiah Hill, died May 9, 1835, aged 37. 

George and Mary Harmon — George 24 May, 1805 — Mary, 11 
May, 1808 ; Louisa, 3 Dec, 1806; Climena, 28 Felx, 1812. 

Obediah Hill, died Aug. 14, 1860, aged 74. 

In memory of Rev. Mansfield Steel, f This devoted and exem- 
plary servant of God was born at West Hartford, Aug. 10, 1771, 
settled in the ministry in this place, Sept. 3, 1800, died June 25, 
1831, aged 60. 

Phineas Haskell, died 1837, 68. 

Daniel Hoyt, died June 27, 1846, aged 73 ; wife Eleanor died 
Feb. 21, 1862, aged 78. 

Ebenezer Inglee, born Halifax, Mass., died Oct. 29, 1851, aged 
87 years 7 months ; wife Elizabeth O., died Aug. 31, 1860, aged 

* In n condition not creditable to somebody^ 
t Yale College, 1790. 





Oontrllmtod by Joseph wnUamaon, Baq., of Belfiwt. 

From the oiroumstance of this place having been captured and 
for a considerable time remaining in the possession of the enemy, 
a few topographical and historic remarks concerning it may not 
be unacceptable to the public, more especially as a diversity of senti* 
menfe has existed among military men respecting the policy of 
retaking the same. We have now, too, without the expense of 
blood recovered it; the question arises, how much treasure we 
must spend to secure it ; in other words, fit)m its importance to 
the Union, what is the proportion of the public funds to which it 
is entitled for its fortification ? This importance is two-fold, first 
to ourselves, and second to our enemies, which in the sequel we 
will examine* 

Castine perpetuates the name and character of a Frenchman of 
eccentric genius. This man, who had been a cornet in the French 
service, and who, according to Voltaire and the Abbe Raynal was 
a man of family and fortune, it appears entertained so strong an 
attachment to the sweets of natural liberty, and the simplicity 
of savage life, that he quitted the refinements and delicacies of the 

* Dr. Ballard wu a native of Framingbam, Mass., and was born July 6, 1T76» being 
the sixth child of William BaUard, whose ancestor, of the same name, came from Eng- 
land in 1684. He graduated at Harvard College in 1799, studied medicine, and became 
a surgeon iu the United States army during the war of 1818. After the British left 
Castine, in 1815, he was stationed there for a few months. In 1817 he published 4 
liistory of bis native fown^ Wh^rp }t6 <)ie4 in 1821.^. W. 

46 Caatine, October 7, 1815. 

first Court in Europe for their enjoyment. Early in 1670, he 
came over to America, and marrying the daughter of a Penobscot 
chief, made this spot the principal seat of his adventures. He was 
a mortal enemy of the English, and by his address and influence 
with the savages, was long a rankling thorn in their side, for the 
jealousies which he excited they had not prudence or address 
enough to dissipate. 

His name is applied indiscriminately to a township set off from 
Penobscot, and incorporated in 1796 ; to a peninsula constituting 
a part of the same township ; and lastly to a small village built 
on one side of this peninsula. The township is of no consequence 
in the present occasion. It is the peninsula and the village which 
demand our attention : which of these should take precedence as 
most important, would depend on the view we take of the subject 
— whether civil and commercial, or military. In the former light 
every other object on the peninsula would be subordinate to the 
village ; but in the hands of the British, the village would be 
merely an appendage to the peninsula as a military post. For the 
good citizens here, when lately blessed with British laws and 
liberty, found TuUy's adage reversed, and instead of *' arma 
cedant togi%^' ^^armis cedat togay 

This place is situated on the Bay of Penobscot, at the mOuth of 
the river of the same name, according to Sullivan, twenty miles 
from the outermost islands, in latitude 44'' 24\ in longitude 60'' 
46', and was formerly known as Bagaduce Point. At the extrem- 
ity of this Point, where the Major-Biguyduce (or as it is more 
commonly called by contraction, Bagaduce) river forms a junction 
with the Penobscot, the United States have erected a semi-circular 
water battery, mounting four twenty-four pounders. This was 
intended to command the mouth of that river, and by so doing, to 
command the harbor of Gastine village which is situated in a N. E. 
direction, abotit three quarters of a mile from this battery up the 
river ; the harbor being the estuary of the river. This effect, 
the battery might have had if enlarged and protected in its rear ; 
but under existing circumstances, the battery, so far from pro- 
tecting the harbor and village, itself actually needed protection. 
This will appear evident to all who consider the width of Pe- 
pobsqot bay w^iich washes the west side of fhis peninsula, for 

Castine, October 1, 181h. 47 

what has a naval force contemplating an attack, to do, except 
to steer well westward, and then by giving the battery a good 
berth, to keep out of the way of cannon shot till they had proceed- 
ed up the bay or river as far as to be past the bearing of the guns ; 
then tacking eastward to sail into the cove on the back of the 
peninsula, which with a corresponding one from the Bagaduce 
river forms the isthmus connecting the peninsula with the main — 
here landing and advancing about eighty rods to the top of the 
hill with two six; pounders, the battery is rendered untenable. 
Accordingly Lieut. Lewis, who commanded this battery at the 
time the British landed here, after some time attempting in vain 
to annoy them with his shot, found it necessary, having previ- 
ously set a fired match to his magazine, to make good his retreat. 
This he did iu a handsome and military style, and held himself 
ready to act as further exigencies should demand. 

The form of the point or peninsula somewhat resembles the oval, 
or perhaps without great violence to its outlines, might be repre- 
sented under the figure of an isosceles triangle. Then the north- 
east point of this will constitute its apex. The northwest side 
will be connected to the main by a marsh about eighty rods in 
width, which in high tide is overflowed. This is formed by a 
cove from the Penobscot bay with one from the Bagaduce river. 
The base at the southwest is formed by the bay or river of 
Penobscot. Proceeding from the apex southwesterly, as the 
land increases in width, it also increases in height, till it be- 
comes about two hundred feet above the level of the surrounding 
water. The base, therefore, on the Penobscot, is rugged ^nd 
broken, presenting to the eye of a spectator in the bay, a bluff, 
precipice, or cliff-like appearance. It is almost for its whole length 
inaccessible. At least the British so considered it, by not erect- 
ing any batteries in this quarter. 

The dimensions, too, of this triangle, will be about one mile and 
three quarters, measuring the perpendicular from the apex to the 
base, and the base itself about one mile. The land fron^ the ^pex 
to the base is not regular in its rise. The ridge is nei^rer the 
northwest side, or that connected to the land than to that of the 
village and harbor. Accordingly, the descent towards the Baga- 
diice river or hjirbor is a very gentle dpcUvity, free from rocks, 

48 Castine, October 1, 1816. 

and offers a delightful situation either for agriculture or as sites for 
dwelling-houses. The other side, toward the isthmus is more 
lagged* quite irregular, and in some parts steep in its descent. 
Nearlj in the center of the line, constituting the aforesaid ridge, 
is situated Fort George, concerning which more hereafter. 

The village, situated as we have observed, on the south-east 
ridge of the triangle, on the Bagaduce river, consists of about one 
hundred houses, mostly of wood neatly constructed and some of 
these of a genteel style of architecture. The number of inhabi- 
tants is about seven hundred ; mostly engaged in the lumber and 
fish trade with the West Indies. 

The tonnage of shipping appeal's by minutes from the Custom 
house as follows : — 




June 80, 1813, 5489 



" 1814, 6196 



" 1815, 5105 



The harbor is spacious and secure, and what is of equal import-' 
ance, perfectly accessible to ships of any burthen at all seasons of 
the year. In a word this port is, to the various places on tlie 
Penobscot, what New York is to those on the Hudson ; tliere is 
no harbor anywhere in the neighborhood that can be compared 
with it. 

About half a mile northeast of the battery erected by the United 
States, toward the village, are very plainly to be seen the ruins 
of an old fort, reported here to have been built by Count Castine, 
and accordingly denominated Fort Castine. This fort. Gov. Sulli- 
van in his History of Maine informs us, ^^ was erected in 1620, by 
the people of the Colony of New Plymouth, and afterwards, 
through a variety of changes alternately submitted to the French, 
the Dutch, and the English." 

But the principal military work on the peninsula is Fort George, 
the situation of which we have already mentioned. This fort was 
commenced in 1779 by the English, and by them always strongly 
garrisoned, till by the treaty of Paris, in 1788, this section of the 
country was restored to the Americans. On evacuating this fort, 
ip January, 1784, t)ie Qoinmandin^ o|gcer of the British garrison. 

Oastine, October U 1816. 49 

after waiting several days for the arrival of an American force to 
take possession of the same, which, not arriving, he suffered the 
privates on his embarking, to set fire to the barracks and destroy 
everything within their power. This work accordingly remaiined 
in a state of ruins, from the peace of 178S, to the landing of the 
British, September 1st, 1814. On their landing, the first object 
was to repair and put these ruins in a state of defense. They there- 
fore set themselves to work with the same alacrity and seal with 
which the Jews repaired the temple on their restoration. 

The area within the ramparts of this fort is a square, the length 
of whose sides is fourteen perches. At each angle is a bastion, 
and probably at the completion of the work each bastion was 
intended to have constructed beneath it bomb-proof apartments. 
Beneath three of these, the works were once probably completed, 
but now have very much fallen into decay ; now are to be dis- 
covered broken arches, and passages filled with rubbish. The 
British have partly cleared and repaired these. However, so slight 
were the materials with which they repaired, and so rapidly wore 
their labors hurried forward, that they deviated in many points 
and lines from the original plan of the fortification, which was un- 
doubtedly regular, but have produced works which can boast 
neither permanancy or security. You here find parapets composed 
of a mixture of fascines and gravel ; also barrels filled with sand, 
or any kinds of materials at hand. So very hastily was this work 
repaired, that a regular force very little superior in numbers to 
the enemy once landed on the peninsula, would with little diffi- 
culty have carried it But to prevent this landing, they erected 
in every place which they considered assailable, redoubts or bat- 
teries commanded by the main work, which enabled them to 
command every point of attack and ravine under cover of which 
an enemy conld approach. 

On the north-west corner of the peninsula, an angle of the 
triangle which we have described, on a craggy eminfnce, they 
erected a block-house about twenty feet square on the ground 
story ; the second story, as usual, projecting, and above this, an 
area protected by continuing the sides of the building four feet 
higher as a parapet. This could not easily be taken by musquetry 
but would be very quickly shattered by cannon. This, from the 

50 Casttne, October Jf, 1816. 

extensive and beautifully variegated prospect here enjoyed of 
the Penobscot bay and river, and surrounding country in every 
direction, was probably intended as much for a watch-tower or 
observatory, as for a work of defence. 

We have observed that the place is of two-fold value ; first to 
ourselves, and second, to our enemy. As regards its importance 
to ourselves, perhaps we cannot say much. The Penobscot river, 
however, Governor Sullivan informs us, for beauty, conveniency, 
and usefulness, may be considered the first in the District. 

There is none that equals it for the ease of navigation, or sur- 
passes it in the plentifulness of fish, the excellency of its timber, 
or the commodiousness of its mill privileges. But the peninsula 
of Castine does not command the navigation of this river, owing 
to the width of the bay or estuary with which it communicates 
with the ocean, nor can the soil here vie in the copiousness and 
variety of its productions with that of the south-western region. 

Of course the tide of emigration sets strongly hence toward the 
elysian fields of Kentucky and Ohio. But though of compara- 
tively little value in our hands, this becomes of vast importance 
in those of our enemy. No country could afford a greater supply 
of masts and spars for the Royal navy. Nor could any btation 
afford equal convenience for annoying in time of war, yea, 
annihilating the commerce of New England. In winter, the navi- 
gation of the Bay of Fundy to St. John, and around the penin- 
sula of No via Scotia to Halifax, is both difficult and dangerous. 
From the extremity of Cape Cod, however, to this place, the pas- 
sage is short and secure, and many vessels that would be retaken 
before they reached the above named ports, would safely arrive 

British policy has always aimed to impose shackles on the com- 
merce of the world by establishing strong naval forts in every sea 
and strait to which their ships might all times have a ready access. 
The officers who were sent hither expected that this place would 
be retained for that purpose, and were much disappointed when 
undeceived in that respect. They expected that if the Penobscot 
river was re-established as the former boundary of the ancient 
Acadie, or what is now demonstrated Nova Scotia and New Bruns^ 
wick, the islands at least in Penobscot Bay, would on the restora- 

Town of Oambden. 51 

tioD of peace, be retained in the possession of Great Britain. With 
that view, as also for the purpose of defence, they insulated this 
peninsula by cutting a channel across the isthmus, and called it 
the island of St. John. A report also is current here, and on 
what is deemed respectable authority, that such had been their 
representations to their government respecting the importance of 
the place, as induced the ministry to forward orders for their re- 
taining possession till the American government had compli^^d 
with the various articles of the treaty. These orders did not 
arrive until they had evacuated the place and nearly reached 
Halifax. They could not retura without committing an act of 
hostility. No doubt the feverish state of France, at the time of 
settling the peace with this country, occasioned them to withdraw 
attention from this quarter, and to neglect their interests. 

According to Governor Sullivan, *' this place has never been, 
from the first settlement of Acadie till the year 1784, without a 
garrison in it, and it has always been dealt with by the nations 
under whose government it has been, as a place of great conse- 



An act to incorpoittte the plantation of Cambden, in the county 
of Hancock, into a town by the name of Cambden. 

Section 1. Be it enacted, etc. • * ♦ That the said plantation 
called Cambden, included within the following boundaries, viz. : 
Beginning at a rock marked A. X., on the sea shore, at the north 
side of Owl's Head Bay, at the south-east corner of Thomastown 
line ; thence running north-west by north seven miles, 64 poles, 
to a maple stake marked on four sides, and pile of stones ; thence 
running north-east by east, five miles, 94 poles, to a beech tree 
marked on four sides ; thence running east three miles and a 
half and 20 poles to a spruce tree marked on four sides ; thence 
running south-east by south one mile to a fir tree marked on four 
sides, at Little Duck Trap, in Penobscot Bay ; thence by the sea 
shore in a westerly direction to the bounds first mentioned. 

Oliver Barker, Esq., of Penobscot, was authorized to issue his 
wan-ant for the first meeting. 


Toum of Passadumkeag. 



William Ayers, Oct. 16, 1763. 
Mrs. Anna Ayen, May 5, 1769. 
Joslah Abbot, Feb. 15, 1793. 
Mrs. Betsey Abbot, March 12, 1796. 
Nancy Abbot, June 16, 1816. 
John Abbot, June 3, 1816. 
Joslah Abbott, Jr., March 16, 1818. 
William Abbot, Sept. 1, 1819. 
Martha Abbot, July 23, 1823. 
Bhoda Abbot, July 8, 1827. 
Nancy Angove, 

Cyrela (f) Angove. 
Eleanor Angove. 

Wm. P. Baker, March 30, 1805. 
Mrs. Mary A. Baker, Jan. 6, 1807. 
Oeorgianna Baker, March 8, 1830. 
Cordelia M. Baker. March 7, 1832. 
Harriett Baker, Nov. 17, 1834. 
Henrv Batchelder, Jan. 26, 1805. 
Mrs. Mary J. Batchelaer, Nov. 18. '14. 
Jona. Batchelder, Feb. 9, 1832. 
Simon £. Batchelder, Nov. 13, 1833. 
Jerry Batchelder. 

Isaiah Cole, Oct. 12, 1801. 
Mrs. Rebecca Cole, March 24, 1804. 
James Cummings, Dec. 28, 1766. 
Mrs. Lucy Cummings, Nov. 7, 1769. 
John Clapp. 

Mrs. Mary Clapp, June 2, 1816. 
Aaron Clapp, Aug. 12, 1813. 
Sarah Clapp, Dec. 28, 1824. 
Ben F. Cummings. May 8, 1792. 
Fred G. Cummings, Feb. 17, 1816. 
Joseph Chase. 

Bhoda Chase, Nov. 25, 1813. 
Julia A. Chase, Dec. 16, 1831. 
Joseph R. Chase, Jan. 10, 1834. 
BetlH. Clark. 

Henry Clilford, July 22, 1794. 
Hannah Clifibrd, July 3, 1802. 
Elis Clifford, July 12, 1824. 
Wm. H. Clifford, March 3, 1826. 
Martha J. Clifford, Dec. 7, 1829. 
Mary A. Clifford, July 4, 1831. 
John W. Clifford, Sept. 18, 1834. 


David Dyer, July 16, 1789. 
AbigaU Dyer, Feb. 19, 1792. 

Rebecca A. Dyer, Deo. 6, 1819. 
Chas. 8. Dyer, March 29, 1816. 
Peters Dyer, Nov. 4, 1816. 
Asbury F. Dyer, S«>t. 23, 1818. 
John G. Dyer, Oct. 10, 1820. 
Jesse H. Dyer, Oct. 31, 1824. 
David H. Dyer, June 6. 1828. 
Julius F. Dyer, March 8, 1831. 
Martha H. Dyer, Aug. 15, 1822. 
Mary G. Dyer, Aug. 8, 1826. 
Hannah Dennis, May 2, 1807. 
Amos Dennis, Oct. 16, 1773. 
Betsey Dennis, March 28, 1779. 
Mary Dennis. 

Amos Dennis, Jr., Sept 1, 1796. 
Thankful Dennis, Oct. 6, 1807. 
Albert Dennis, Dec. 2, 1826. 
Mary B. Dennin, July 24, 1827. 
Geo. W. Dennis, Jime 30, 1830. 
John C. Dennis, June 30, 1830. 
Ambrose Dennis. April 16, 1793. 
Rebecca Dennis, Sept. 21, 1807. 
Carlisle Dennis. 
Sam Dam, Sen., April 4. 1781. 
Miriam Dam, Aug. 12, 1785. 
SamU Dam, Jr., Aug. 12, 1812. 
Hercules Dam. 
Leader Dam, July 11, 1816. 
Joel F. Dam, Oct. 4, 1818. 
Reuben M. Dam, July 22, 1822. 
Andrew J. Dam, July 4, 1824. 
Alfonso Dam, June 11, 1836. 
Joseph S. Dam, Jan. 7, 1830. 
Richard Downey, April, 1768. 
Martha Downey, May 22. 1796. 
John Downey, Sept. 9. 1814. 
Richard Downey, Jr., May 22, 1819. 
Eleanor Downey, Nov. 28, 1822. 
Bridget Downey, Mar. 16, 1825. 
Sani'l Darling. 
Polly Darling. 

Hannah O. Darling. July 19, 1811. 
SamU Darling, Jr., April IG, 1816. 
Sarah Darling, June 1. 1822. 
Louisa Darling, July 28, 1824. 
Mary Darling. Aug. 16, 1826. 
Isabella DaiTing, Sept. 11, 1829. 
Getchel Darling. 
Susan Dariing, Jan. 12, 1801. 
Mary Darling, March 14. 1828. 
Caroline Darling, July 13, 1829. 
Sam H. Darling, June 9, 1831. 
Phebe Dariing, July 14, 1834. 

Ibwn of JPoMadumkeag. 


Karth* Downey, May 91, 1830. 
Ann M. Downey, March 4, 1834. 

Thomas Swlns, July 8, 1811. 
Bethany Swing, Sept., 1814. 
Snaan ElUa, JcOt ^, 1836. 
Widow Emma Sldridge. 
David Ewina, May 27l816. 
Hannah EwinB, July 96, 1818. 
David B. Evans. 


Jordan Fox, Sept. 96, 1894. 
Noah Felch, Sept. 38, 1808. 
Samn Fernald. Jan. 90, 1790. 
Nancy Fornald, Feb. 19. 1806* 
Samn D. Fnrnald, Feb. 99, 1890. 
Susan J. Fnrnald, Jane 15, 1831. 
Ben W. Fnrnald, Oct. 6, 1833. 

John Gove, June 15, 1831. 
Joanna Gove, March 90, 1806. 
Erexene Gove, Oct. 99, 1899. 
Gardner Gove, Feb. 7, 1894. 
Austin Gove, Nov. 7, 1895. 
Ells A. Gove, Sept. 95, 1898. 
John Q. Gove. April 8, 1830. 
Enoch Gove, Feb. 90, 1839. 
James M. Gove, Jan. 95, 1835. 
Aaron Griffin, Aug. 97, 1766. 
Margaret Griffin, Sept. 11, 1773. 
Daniel W. Griffin. Oct. 98. 1810. 
Susan Griffin, May 18, 1811. 
Cyrus F. Gates. 
Nicholas Gilman, June 4, 1701. 
Kuth Oilman, Oct. 3, 1706. 
Martlia Gilman, June 9, 1817. 
Wm. S. Gilman. Aug. 30, 1818. 
Louisa M. Oilman, Sept. 7, 1890. 
Keziah Gilman, Dec 11, 1899. 
Diana Gilman, Jan. 6. 1894. 
Joseph Gilman, Aug. 8, 1831. 
Elisha Gubtail, May 1, 1799. 
Phebe Gubuil, (1706) 1776. 
Wm. Gubtail, April 90, 18le*. 
John P. Gubtail, March 8, 1815. 
Elisha OubtaiU Jr.. June 97, 1890. 
Bebecca Good, July 3, 1803. 

Joshua Horton, Jr., Au^. 16, 1703. 
Margaret Horton. Jan. 8, 1707. 
Sarab J. Horton, Jan. 91, 1890. 
Mary £. Morton, Dec. 99, 1891. 
Maria L. Horton, Deo. 99, 1891. 
Lemuel R. Horton, Sept. 0, 1894. 
Franklin T. Horton. March 19, 1897. 
Joseph A. Horton, June 94, 1830. 
Beuben D. Horton, June 94, 1835. 
Eliiah B. Hodgkins, April 30, 1810. 
Wm. Haywood, Feb. 97, 1768. 

Jane Havwood, Aiu^. 93, 1774. 
James Havwood, ifiurch 17, 1800. 
Harrison O. Haywood, Jan. 1, 1815. 
Widow Betsy Haywood, April 4, 1807< 
Louisa F. Haywood, June 91, 1830. 
Charlotte Haywood, March 95, 1839. 
James Haskell, Jan. 14, 1700. 
Phebe Haskell, April 10, 1809. 
Ruby HaskeU, Feb. 7, 1899. 
Sally Haskell, Oct. 91, 1893. 
Caroline Haskell, Jan. 30, 1896. 
Isaac P. Haynes, March 13, 1705. 
Mary Haynes, March 5, 1708. 
Alvan Haynes, 9d, Nov. 3. 1890. 
Isaac Haynes, July 10, 1898. 
Hannah L. Haynes, Sept. 5, 1831. 
Charles M. Haynes, March 90, 18— • 
Aaron Haynes, March 0, 1805. 
Mary Haynes, Apr. 0, 1805. 
Sumner L. Haynes, Sept. 98, 1833. 
James M. Hilton, Jan. 31, 1800. 
LydU S. HUton, March 0, 1811. 
Mary E. Hilton, April 18, 1833. 
Joshua Hathaway. Jan. 91. 1789. 
Sarah Hathaway, March 99, 1780. 
John H. Hathaway, Jan. 94, 1813. 
Hannah R. Hathaway, Nov. 1, 1818. 
Sarah P. Hathaway, Oct. 30, 1899. 
Geo. F. Hathaway, Nov. 97, 1894. 
Mary H. Hathaway. Nov. 6, 1896. 
James A. Hathaway, Aug. 99, 1898. 
Joshua W. Hathaway, Oct. 97, 1830. 
Luther E. Hathaway, June 11, 1833. 
Charles L. Hathaway, July 11, 1837. 
James Haskell, Jr., Nov. 13, 1897. 
Wm. Haskell. Oct. 19, 1890. 
Alfred Haskell. Aug. 0, 1830. 
Anna Haskell, July 10, 1834. 

Moses Ingalls, Dec. 17, 1784. 
Abigail Ingalls, Jan. 19, 1785. 
Aai'oii Ingalls, March 15, 1814. 
Moses Ingalls, Jr., Nov. 97. 1817. 
Abigail Ingalls. April 90. 1810. 
Nancy Ingalls, Oct. 19, 1821. 
Enoch Ingalls, July 19, 1890. 
Nason Ingalls, July 90, 1811. 
Susan Ingalls, July 5, 1813. 
Samuel ingalls, Feb. 93, 1835. 

Widow Mary Jordan. Jan. 8, 1760. 
Elizabeth Jordan, March 90, 1800. 
Joseph Jordan, Jan. 96, 1809. 
Tristram F. Jordan, Sept. 30, 1805. 
Abigail Jordan, April 16, 1819. 
Helen A. Jordan, Aug. 95, 1839. 
Albert F. Jordan, Dec. 14, 1836. 

WiUiam Kenney, Aug. 99, 1803. 
Sarah Kenney, Jan. 24, 1814. 


Ibum of PasmdumJoeag. 

Adoniram Kenney, Sept. 90, 1834. 
Esther G. Koowland, Feb. 6, 1821. 

Christopher Lawton. 
Ells Lawton. 

James Lawton, Oct. 17, 1815, 
John Lawton, Jan. 3, 1818. 
Mary E. Lawton, April 17, 1820. 
Martha O. Lawton, July 8, 1822. 
Thomas G. Lawton, March 5, 1826. 


Sam McGoire, Nov. 10, 1783. 
Lois G. MoGuire. May 16, 1802. 
Geo. S. McGnire, Sept. 12, 1819. 
Job. H. McGuire, Feb. 10, 1827. 
Andrew J. McGuire, Feb. 11, 1829. 
Charles McGuire, Aug. 19, 1831. 
Lois J. McGuire. Oct. 19, 1833. 
John C. Mclntlre, June 4, 1791. 
Nancy Mclntire, Feb. 14, 1801. 
Geo. W. Mclntire, July 24, 1824. 
Eliza C. Mclntire, Maich 30, 1828. 
Rebecca 0, Mclntire, Aug. 13, 1830. 
Greenleef J. Mclntire, Sept. 16, 1834. 
Laura A. Mclntire, Oct. 30, 1834. 
Jere S. Milliken. 
Mrs. Milliken. 
Henry McKenney. 
Darius Mains, Jan. 14. 1798. 
Harriet Mains, Oct. 19, 1812. 
Rebecca Mains, Oct. 3, 1^32. 
Angeline Mains, Oct. 23, 1833. 
Amos P. Messer. 

Mrs. Messer. 

Lemuel Messer, Oct. 17, 1800. 
Phebe Messer, Dec. 29, 1808. 
Levi D. Messer, Dec. 26, 1806. 
Lois H. Messer, Nov. 7, 1829. 
Ransom C. Messer, March 2, 1832. 
Marston H) D. Messer, June 12, 1834. 
Isaiah McKenney, Aug. 19, 1814. 
Isaac McKenney, Feb. 14, 1816. 
David McKenney. 
Mary McKenney. 
Hannah McKenney. 

Samuel Nash, 
Eleanor Nash. 
Angeline Nash. 


John Oakes, Dec. 16, 1784. 
Harriet Oakes, Jan. 26, 1801, 
Nancy M. Oakes. Feb., 1812. 
John A. Oakes, March 22, 1816. 
Harriet Oakes, Oct. 22, 1823. 
Rosanna Oakes, March 17, 1829. 
Bethiah Oakes, Sept. 4, 1831. 
Sam'i J. Oakes, Sept. 16, 1833. 
George O'Mara, Jan. 9, 1789. 

Mehitable O'Mara, June 20, 1789. 
Mar}' O'Mara, Feb. 29, 1828. 

John S. Patten, Aug. 17, 1803. 
Elisabeth Patten, Dec. 14, 1814. 
John Pettingill. 
Isaiah Pishon, Dec. 13, 1804. 
Abigail Pishon, Jan. 19, 1808. 
Sophronia Pishon, April 12, 1828. 
Angelia Pishon, May 11, 1830. 
Charlotte B. Pishon, Sept. 9, 1832. 

Uriah Roundy, Oct. 3, 1810. 
Thomas Riley, March 17, 1800. 
Susanna Riley ^ 
Sophia Riley. 
David P. RUey. 

Joshua Severance, March 26, 1822» 
James Sanders, July 11, 1796. 
Eliza Sanders. July 28, 1798. 
Mary S. Sanders, Sept. 12, 1823. 
Ann J. Sanders, March 16, 1829. 
Edward Simmons, June, 1806. 
Phillip Spencer. 
Lillis Spencer. 

Joseph Shorey, Oct. 27, l«08. 
Mary A. Shorey, July 24, 1814. 
Ben T. Shorey, April 20, 1835. 
John Shorey, Jan. 27, 1796. 
Mary Shorey, Feb. 10. 1800. 
Jane Shorey, March 26, 1822. 
Marian Shorey, April 22, 1824. 
Henry Shorey, April 9, 1826. 
Joshua Shorey, De<*. 13, 1829. 
Lorenzo Shorey, Aug. 5. 1834. 
Joseph Spiller, July 9. 1788. 
Abigail Spiller, Feb. 15. 1790. 
Moses Spiller, Nov. 9. 1815. 
Widow Jane Sibly, March 20, 1760. 
Peter Slbly. Nov. 13, 1787. 
Ells Sibly, Aug. 29, 1792. 
Peter Sibly, Jr., Oct. 8. 1813. 
Chas. Sibly, May 28, 1815. 
Francis Sibly, Feb. 4, 1817. 
Ells Sibly. April 7, 1819. 
Abigail Sibly, April 1, 1823. 
James Sibly, April 15, 1825. 
John Sibley, July 12, 1829. 
Wm. A. Sibly, Sept. 6, 1834. 
Henry Sibly, March 19, 1795. 
Almira Sibly, March 23, 1796. 
Edward P. Sibly, Jan. 2, 1818. 

Sibly, Sept. 15, 1819. 

Sarah J. Sibly, Oct. 3, 1821. 
Wm. Sibly, Sept. 24, 1824. 
Jeremiah Sibly, Sept. 10, 1829. 
Hannah H. Sibly, Aug. 16. 1831. 
Margaret B. Sibly, Jan. 6, 1835. 

Ool* Chbriel JohonnoL 


Eliza SpUler. May 10, 1817. 
Wm. H. Splller, Jan. 3, 1819. 
Dianthe SpUler, April 20, 1822. 
Joseph O. Spiller, March 1, 1824. 
Abigail SpUIer, Aai^. 13, 1826. 
Bradley 0. Spiller« Sept., 1828. 

SpUler, March 14, 1830. 

John Scott. 

Wm. Sibly, June 18, 1802. 

Mrs. AzuSah Sibly, Apr. 22, 1812. 

David Sibly, May 2, 1707. 

Mrg. Polly Sibly, Dec. 29, 1800. 

Harriet Sibly, Dec, 27, 1818. 

William Sibly, 1821. 

Hanson Sibly, May 6, 1824. 

Darid Sibly, Jr., March 8, 1827. 

Polly Sibly, May 6, 1830. ' 

Greenleaf Sibly, Nov. 10, 1834. 

Samael Tattle, Oct. 25, 1796. 
Uriah Turner. 
Mrs. Elis Turner. 
William Turner. 
James B. Trust, (?) Jan., 1829. 
Charles W. Trust, (?) May, 1827. 
Asa Tuttle. 

Coombs Tourtellot, Feb. 1, 1810. 
Achsa Tourtellot. Dec. 15. 1812. 
Lucretia Tourtellot, Feb. 21, 1835. 
Beuben Tourtellot. 

Mrs. Miriltm Tourtellot. 
Geo. S. Tourtellot 
Lovina Tourtellot. 

Thos. Wentworth, June 20, 1798. 
Mrs. Mary J. Wentworth, Jan. 26, 1806. 
Mary A. Wentworth, Nov. 8, 1825* 
Elis H. Wentworth, Oct. 24, 1826. 
John P. H. Wentworth, Oct. 4, 1827. 
Sam. Wentworth, Sept* 28, 1828. 
Thos. C. Wentworth, Jan. 18, 1831. 
Henry A. Wentworth, Jan. 31, 1834. 
Helen Wentworth, Jan. 31, 1834. 
Robert R. Whidden. 
Thos. Waterman, Apr. 18, 1790. 
Mrs. Nancv Waterman, Feb. 24. 1790* 
Priscllla Waterman, July 12, 1830. 
Seth Webb, Dec. 8, 1786. 
Mrs. Mary Webb, March 9, 1793. 
John Webb. 

Samuel Webb, Aug. 16, 1815. 
Seth Webb, Jr.^ June 23, 1823. 
Nath. Webb, Sept. 8, 1825. 
V\ illiam Webb, Sept. 18, 1827. 
Maria Webb, March 17, 1831. 

• Young. 

Mrs. - 

Nathaniel Young, Jan. 5. 1822* 

Dolly Young, Aug. 24. 1^34. 


Was the son of Zachary and Elizabeth (Quincy) Johonnot^ of 
Boston, born in 1748. He settled in Boston, and was a distin- 
guished merchant and a zealous Revolationary patriot. In 1773 
he was one of a committee to wait upon the consignees of several 
cargoes of tea, shipped to Boston by the East India Company, and 
request them not to land it, or pay duties thereon. Previous to 
1774, Governor Gage had presented the Cadets with a standard. 
Aug. 15, Johonnot was chairman of 'the committee to return it to 
him, and proceeded to Salem and there delivered it. He was 
Lieut.-Col. of the 14th Mass. regiment in the Continental army, 
Col. Glover. He was sent by the General Court, in 1778, with a 
flag of truce to Lord Howe. Some delay arising, the Council 
passed an order <<that Col. Johonnot is ordered to report what 
progress he has made relating to exchange of prisoners with Lord 
Howe.** Feb. 20, 1774, he returned from Newport, whither he 

66 Francis Le Baron Goodwin^ 

— -~ 

had been to see Lord Howe. In 1778 he had his domicile for a 
time on Milton Hill, where Gk)Temor Hutchinson,* who also liyed 
there, was declared a tory. Johonnot was appointed on the com* 
mittee of sequestration of his estate. 

After the Bevolutionarj war he remoTed to Penobscot, now 
Castine, about 1784. He was prominent in all matters there, 
attended to the interests of settlers, and procured acts of incorpora^ 
tion for several towns, making occasional visits to the Greneral 
Court therefor* He was a representative 1789. He was a prom- 
inent Mason, as all Bevolutionarj officers were. He was a charter 
member of Hancock Lodge, Castine, at its formation in 1794. 
I cannot learn of any business that he had except as a sort of 
attorney, agent, and Justice of the Peace. 

He removed to Hampden about 1796. He was secretary of 
Rising Virtue Lodge of Masons, of Hampden, same as now of 
Bangor, 1803. He had some difficulties with the Lodge, which 
were afterward amicably adjusted* He died in Hampden, Oct. 
20, 1820, aged 72. His will, Oct. 5, 1820, proved March 6, 
1821, was witnessed by John Abbot, John Godfrey, and Sarah 
Crosby. Josiah Kidder was appointed administrator. His will 
was a mere matter of form. 

He married first, Martha, daughter of Kev. Samuel and Judith 
(Bulfinch) Cooper, of Boston, Dec. 18, 1761. He married second, 
Sarah Bradstreet, 1774. She died Oct. 9, 1820. Children were : 

1. Samuel Cooper, baptised 13th March, 1768, graduated Harvanl Col* 
lege 178.?. He went abroad with John Adams, who had occasion to 
Ruggest remittances to the elder Johonnot. Mr. Adams* letters were 

lying around loose in Hampden forty years a^. Samuel settled in 
Portland as a lawyer. He prepared satirical articles on everybody 
and eyerthing to such an extent as to be iuyited to leave Fortiana, 

which 1)6 did. He died in Demerara, 1806. 
ii. Zkcheray, b. 12th of February, 1769. 


(From a manuscript of the late William D. Williamson.) 

Doctor Goodwin, a native of Plymouth, Mass., was the son of 

• The late Ellis Ames, of Canton, Mass. 

Francis Le Baron Goodwin. 57 

» merchant there, and brother of Gen. Nathaniel Ooodwin. Their 
mother was the granddaughter of Dr. Francis Le Barron/ surgeon 
of a French priyateer wrecked in 1696 in Buzzard's Bay, who 
finally settled at Plymouth. The subject of this sketch entered 
the Revolutionary army, and was surgeon's mate in the Ninthf 
Massachusetts regiment, of which Henry Jackson was Colonel, 
Pavid Cobb, Lieut-Col., Lemuel Trescott Major, and Dr. James 
Thatcher surgeon, In the Penobscot expedition of 1779, he, 
for the occasion, embarked on board the frigate Warren, as sur- 
geon, and when she was run ashore aboTe the present village of 
Frankfort, and burned by her ci-ew to prevent captive by the Brit- 
ish, he fled with them to the woods. This introduced him to that 
place ; and in a few years after the close of the war, he settled on 
the west bank of the Penobscot river, about a mile below where 
the Warren was destroyed. 

If Dr. GroodwiQ was a sbillful physician, he became too indolent 
and inactive for distinction in his profession. He much preferred 
public life. In 1792 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace ; in 
1792, Fmnjcfort sent \nm as its first Representative to the Oeneral 
Court, a position which he filled for several subsequent years. In 
1798, he received (he commission of <«Special Justice,'' and three 
years afterward was appointed a Judge on the bench of the Com- 
mon Pleas in Hancock County ; a seat he held until 1811, when 
the Circuit Court superseded that tribunal. Of his judicial associ- 
ates W0re David Cobb, who belonged to the same regiment with 
him in the army ; Paul D. Sargent, William Vinal and Oliver 
Parker. eTudge (Joocjwin ^as a n^an of integrity, and of consider- 
able intellect and intelligence. After the Commonwealth, in 1796, 
purchased of the Indians nine townships on each side of the 
Penobscot river, he was appointed to prevent trespass on them. 
This originated an agency which was enlarged by constituting him 
superintendent of Indian affairs. A resolve of the Legislature 
passed June 18, 1803, made it his duty to assist the tribe in using 
find improving their lands and property, in making contracts, in 

• Tbte same has deriTed new interest ttom Uio recent novel entitled " A Nameless 
Kobleman." J. W, 

t The catalogue of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, to which Dr. Good- 
Wln beloBgedi si^ys that he was In Bradford's ninth regiment. j« w. 

58 Captives during the J^rench and Indian War. 

collecting their deeds and in preventing depi^edations on their wood 
lands, and requiring him to render upon oatii an annual account of 
his doings. All contracts made with tho^ tribe were to be void, 
unless first approved by the agent, and any one who trespassed 
upon its lands, forfeited treble damages, with double costs. This 
was the origin of a superintending agelncy, which in the course of 
twenty years became an object of considerable competition among 
rival candidates. In 1807, he was super^ded by Dr. Horatio G. 
Balch, of Bangor. / 

Judge Goodwin died in 1816, leaving several sons.* In per- 
sonal appearance, he was very corpulent, his face was fair, with a 
retreating forehead, his neck short, his shoulders broad. He grew 
plethoric while at court. Being a free liver, und never active, he 
was occasionally drowsy on the bench. He was conversational, 
sometimes humorous. He wrote a fair hand, used good language 
when he spoke, and bore the character of a truly honest man. 
His wife died many years before his own death. 



FROM 1754 TO 1758, by the Indians. 

[From the MassschaBotts ArchlTes.f] 

At Montinicus,} June, 1757, Mary Hall, applicant for Sarah 
Green, Peter Hall, Tabitha Hall, Phebe Hall, her children ; Benja- 
min Megarge. 

At same, July 6, 1758, Humphrey Bray, Elisha Winslow and 
three sons, Elisha, John and Nathaniel. 

At Minhegan, July 6, 1758, while fishing, Daniel Witham, Aplt. 
for Samuel Day and Rufus Stacey, 

At Penobscot Bay, in Captain Sanders' boat, August 20, 1758, 

• One of his bods, bearing the same name, died in Winterport, Feb. 18, 1861, aged 71 
years. J. W. 

t New England Gen. and His. Register, 1800, page 27. 
t Williamson's History of Maine, vol. 2, page 826, and History of Bristol, page 806. 

Captives during the French and Indian War. 59 

Samuel Hawes, brother of Sarah Green, and John Thompson, son 
of Adam. 

At Medumcook, September, 1756, Daniel Small, son of John. 

At Medumcook* September 11, 1758, Mary Jameson, Aplt. for 
husband Alexander and brother Samuel, and for Samuel Dolliver 
and William Watson, Zat Gushing; Joshua and Benjamin Brad- 
ford, f 

At Greorgetown, June 9, 1758, Jona. Pribhle,} Aplt. for Rebecca, 
Samuel, Mehitable, Ebenezer, Mary, William, children of Ebene- 
zer and Mary Pribble, Sarah Fling, servant to E. Preble, John 
Clark and Sarah Wells, Aplts. 

At Fort Halifax, Nov., 1754, Silas Whitmarsh,§ son of John, 
and Kichard Gilford, son of John. 

At North Yarmouth, April 30, 1756, Jere Powell, Aplt. for 
Abraham Cross and for Mary Tenny|| April 10th. 

At Boston, back of North Yarmouth, April, 1756, Abraham 
Cross, Jere Green, Aplt. 

At Gorhamtown, June, 1754, Bartholomew Thorn, son of 

At New Gloucester, May, 1755, Jona. Farwell, Susanna, Aplt. 
Joseph Tyler, Eben, Aplt. 

At Swan's Island September, 1757, (?)ir Joseph, Francis and 
Abigail Noble, Lazarus Noble, Aplt. 

At Sheepscot Point, May, 1758, John Wilks and William Cock- 
rao, James Cargill, Aplt. 

At Sheepscot, on St. George's river. May 10, 1758, while hunt- 
ing, Mary Nickels, Aplt. for John Nickels, Morris Jones and 
William Coffin. 

At Newcastle, June 3, 1758, John McNear, also second time 
John McNear,** William Hopkins and James Kenney. 

• Willlam90Q'8 History of Maine, toK 2, page 888. 

t Williamson's History of Maine, vol. 2, page 822, and Ancient Dominions of Maine, 
page 807. 
X History of Bristol, page 818. 

$ Silas Whitmarsh, son of John, bom at Weymoath, Mass., Dec. 11, 1784. 
n Williamson's History of Maine, vol. 2, page 820. 

H Andent Dominions of Maine, page 209-800, and Ifoble (Hnealogy, page 748. 
f* 4<><^®ii^ Don^inions of Maine, page 279. 

60 Saint Chargers Islands. 

At Arrowsick river, May 11, 1758, Phebe Pomroy, Aplt. for 
William her son and Thaddeus her grandson. 

At No. 4, August, 1754, Ebenezer Farnsworth, William Law- 
rence, aplt. 

At No. 4, Aujcust, 1758, Susannah Johnson, Aplt. for Isaac 
Parker and Sarah Stehbins. 

At Bay of Fundy, 1757, Johnson Young of York. 


''A plan of Islands lying at or near the month of Saint Greoiges River 
belonging to the Waldo Heirs, with some accoant of the inhabitants 
thereon, Sept. 21, 1788." 

*^No. 1. Crockett's Island, cleared by Capt. John Adams of Mednm- 
cook ; he says he has agreed with Mr. Fluker for said Isle for two 
dollars per acre. 

No. 2, Carver's Island. John Moor, or Morse, perhaps there twelve 
or thirteen years. 

No. 3. Barton's Islandf ; inhabited by Eleazer Gay, a respectable 
man who married Mr. Paul Jameson's daaghter, of Medumcook ; and 
Mr. William Elwell{ who married Urane Wadsworth of Medumcook. 

No. 4 to No. 14. Colville Island, and all the small islands to the 
southward of it, and the one to the westward of it. John Murray, and 
one Wells from Roxbury who came this year on Colville Island. On 
the next island south of it lives Adam Teel.$ On the next south, 
Barter's Island. Peletiah Barter. || The next south, John Barter. Old 
Stephen Vickeryif lives on one. The islands further east are claimed 
by said John Murray, who came in 1774. 

15. Herring Gut Island, inhabited by Samuel Marshall. A good 

No. 17. Mark Island, and a small island south of it, inhabited and 
probably cleared by Marshall. 

No. 18. A cluster of small islands east of Mark Islands. Not good. 

No. 19. Marshall's Island, Richard Martin. 

No. 20. Four small Islands north of Tennant's Harbor. 

No. 21. An Island of considerable size at the moutii of Long Cove. 
One Hall lately possessed himself of it. 

• From Knox Papen, vol. 61, page 118, New England Hiatorio^Oenealogieal Sodetj* 
t Named by Col. Benj. Barton, of Warren. 
X Afterward of Islesboro. 
{ See History of Warren. 
I Probably from Bristol, afterward Isle Holt. 
K Vickery»8 Island. 

JPublishments in Bangw. 61 

No. 22. Three or four small islands off Little Marsh Cove. 

No. 23. White Head Islands ; being one large and two small. Not 
claimed by any body. 

No. 24. Seal Harbonr Islands, claimed by Andrew Elwell, and old 
Daniel Gardner and his son. 

No. 25. Two small islands 

No. 26. Lassell's Ledge or Island, one large and five middling. 
Cleared by young Snow and George Ulmer. 

No.27. Ash Point Island ; claimed by Wm. Heard. 
ISLANDS, 1784* 

FYom Carver's Island to the westward. Otter Island. Zecheriah 
Davis. Mednmoook Island. Widow Davis, Samuel Davis and Samuel 
Davis, Jr." 


1 82 1 Sept. 29, Moses Davis and Harriet Morris. 
Dec. 8, Phineas Bond and Lydia Morgan. 

1822 Mar. 30, William Thomas and Sally N. Spencer. 

May 4, Peleg Burley and Mary Ann Blake, taken down by 

order of Burley. 
May 18, Benj. Adams and Melinda Sanborn, of North Hampton, 

New Hampshire. 
July 4, Robert Spencer and Affee Drinkwater, of Northport. 
July 20, Joseph Snow and Sarah R. Burr, of Brewer. 
Aug. 10, Wm. Gullifer, of Orono, and Elis T. Hutchins. 
Aug. 14, Gen. Mark Trafton and Ann Bright, of Groton, Mass. 
Feb. 13, Wm. Clayton and Mary Boyd ; banns forbidden. 
Sept. 7, Joshua W. Carr and Hannah R. Pearson, of Newbury- 

Sept. 7, Moses Ingalls, of Danville, Vt., and Mrs. Mary Knight. 
Sept. 28, Wilmot Wood, £sq^ and Emeline Page, of Hallowell. 
Dec. 28, Daniel Lovell and Deborah Mansell. 
1833 May 17, Timothy Jordan and Mercy Jordan. 
Sept. ^, Edmund Welch and Deborah Davis. 
Dec. 6, Thomas J. Lancil and Amelia Inman. 
Dec. 27, Charles Plummcr and Sarah M. Kimball, of Pembroke,. 
N. H. 
1824, Feb. 21, Rev. Geo. W. Fargo and Sarah C. Miers. (?) 
March 13, Peletiah Spencer and Margaret Brown. 
May I, Elijah Marsh and Mary H. Wiley. 
May 29, Abraham Longly, of Dover, and Elis Harthorn. 
June 26, James T. Harriman and Olive Porter, of Prospect. 
July 24, Edward Thompson and Mary Atkinson. 
Aug. 14, Enoch Lovell and Mrs Elis Mayhew. 
Aug. 20, Daniel Twist and Rebecca Harthorn. 
Aug. 28, Samuel Dix and Sally C. Budge. 

Publishments in Bangor. 

1824, Aug. 28, James Clough and Mary M. Carman, of Castine. 
Sept. 17, Thocnas Rowe, Jr., and Patience Legro. 

Sept. 17, Asa Sawyer and Mrs. Ann Whittier. 

Nov. I, Nathan'l Haynes and Miriam Pearson, of Corinth. 

Oct. 9, Peleg Harthom and Mary Snow. 

Dec. 18, Samuel B. Morrill and Caroline L. Storer, of Wells. 

Dec. 18, Stephen Goodwin and Matilda Davis. 

1825, Jan. 15, Isaac Bailey and Sabia Warren, of Waterboro. 
Jan. 22, Fifield Lyford and Louisa Fogg, of Deerfield, N. H. 
Feb. 5, Nehemiah V. Mitchell and Sally Larry. 

March 5, Jesse Wadleigh, of Orono, and Susan M. Grant. 
March 18, William Littlefield, of Frankfort, and Lavinia Boyd ; 

banns forbidden by his guardian. 
April 6, Simon Prescott and Mrs. Margaret Clark. 
April 9, Geo. W. Pickering and Lucy French Clark, of Boston. 
June — Stephen S. Crosby and Ann Elliot, of Haverhill. 
July I , Benj. Arnold and Mrs. Sally Woodman. 
Aug. 13, Joseph Robinson, of Orono, and Abigail Harthom. 
Aug. 13, Anthony Woodward and Susan Parsons, of Sangerville. 
Aug. 20, Cyrus J. Hadley and Maria £. McDonald. 
Sept. 3, Gorham Parks, Esq., and Mary Ann Thompson, of 

Sept. 24, David Davis, to Mary Jordan. 

Nov. 12, David G. Hutchinson of Levant, to Susan Babbidge. 
Nov. 19, Oliver Stone, of Hampden, to Julia Ann Mitchell. 
Nov. 19, Thos. Goss, Jr., to Ann Tyler 
Nov. 20, John Anderson and Hepsibah Emery. 
Dec. 10, Geo. Starrett, Esq., to Eliza A. Hammond. 
Dec. 17, Harry M. Parsons, of Brewer, to Eliza Nye. 
Dec. 31, Peter G. Baily to Louisa Prince, of Buckfield. 

■1-826, Jan. 7, Doct. Sam'l C. Bradbury to Miranda Page, of Freyburg. 
Jan. 28, Rev. Manning Ellis of Brooksville, and Harriet Crosby. 
Feb. 25, John Howard to Mrs. Remembrance Boynton. 
April 8, Edmund Colburn, of Orono, and Penelope G« Parsons. 
May 20, Aaron McKenny to Betsy Lancey. 
June 4, Capt. Richard W. Griffin, of Orono, to Martha Webster. 
June 9, Daniel Watson and Elizabeth Blakelain. 
June 10, Geo. W. Randall to Hannah Hasey. 
July 8, Francis Haithorn to Lucy Mason. 
Aug. 26, Wilder W. Davis to Nancy Nash. 
Aug. 26, Apollos Jones, Jr., to Nancy H. Clark. 
Sept. 9, John Toothacre to Anna R Haynes. 
Sept. 30, Thornton McGaw 10 Annie F. Carr. 
Oct. 7, Samuel Larrabee to Harriet G. Ham. 
0(:t. 1 4, Thomas Severance to Lydia Lovell« 
Nov. — Richard Creech to Mary Boyd. 
Nov. 18, Hanson My rick to Mehitable Mack. 
Nov. 25, Benj. Davis to Mrs. Sarah Pool. 
Dec. 5, Capt Amaziah S. Moor to Patience Beal, of Sidney. 

Marriages on Bangor Records. 63 

1827, Jan. 13, Wm. Lancaster to Betsy Lancaster. 

' an. 20, Andrew Maxfield to Sarah Merriman, of Brunswick. 

^ an. 20, Daniel Kimball to Lydia Sylvester, of Norridgewock. 

Feb. 3, Elijah Drummond to Susan D. Parker, of Phipsburg. 

Feb. 3, Otis C. Cobb to Isabella J. Moors. 

Feb. 10, Hermon Fisher to Caroline Thompson, of Waldoboro. 

Feb. 10, Reuben Bartlett, Esq., Garland, to Mercy Mayo. 

March j, Harvey Hewes to Deborah Bridges. 

March 3, David Cook to Mary Wardwell. 

March 10, Capt. Geo. W. Maxim to LoisG. Bailey, of Buckfield. 

March 10, John Jeifery to Lavinnia GuUifer. 

March 24, Capt. Benj. Smith, of Orono, to Lucinda Adams. 

March 24, Ezra S. Brewster to Caroline Hayward. 

April 7, Preserved B. Mills to Jane Lunt. 

May 5, John Sprowl to Hannah B. Snow* 

May 5, George Forbes to Mary Burr. 

July 26, Edward Kent, to Sarah M. Johnston, of Hillsboro, N. H. 

July 26, Amos M. Roberts, of Orono, to Charlotte B. Rich. 

June 9, William Hasey, Jr., to Elizabeth W. Winslow, of Albion. 



1811^ Nov. 28, Hollis Bond and Peggy Adams, both of Orrington 
(Brewer,) by Rev. Mr. Loomis. 

1813, Feb. 25, Aaron Woodbury, of Bangor, and Mrs. Dorcas Perry, 

of Orrington, by Simeon Fowler, Esq. 

1814, Jan. 30, Enoch Eaton and Fanny Clark, by WiHiam D. William- 

son, Esq. 

1819, June 17, John Sargent and Ann Alexander. 
Nov. 15, Stephen Carl and Betsey Robinson. 
Dec. 23, James McCarrick and Lydia Low. 

1820, March 2, Nathan Fiske and Phebe Holt. 
Oct. 1, Daniel Dole and Mary Ann WilliamB. 
Oct. 21, Andrew W. Hasey and Nancy Johnson. 

1821, Feb. 15, Robert Pendleton, of Islesboro, and Eliza Harlow. 
Feb. 15, Messenger Fisher and Ruth Lumbert. 

March 10, John Davis and Susan Hasey. 

May 20, Levi Cram and Mary L. Plummer. 

June 12, Timothy Crosby, Jr. and Lucy M. Heywood. 


1821, Dec. 16, Moses Hodsdon, Jr., and Jerusha Young, of Levant. 

May 28, Elijah B. Fiske, of Levant, and Mary Wheeler, of 


1828, Nov. 3, in Corinth, Jona. Worthier and Almira Oakman. 
Nov. 3, in Corinth, David Worthier and Louisiana Crane. 

64 !Z%6 First Steamboat on Penobscot Bay and River. 


1821, Jan. 6, Briggs to Elisha WUder, of Pushaw. 

March 14, in Hampden, Rey. David M. Mitchell to Miss Melinda 

1822, Jan. 1, £lias Blake to Sophia Winchester, both of Brewer. 
June 2, John F. Chambers to Betsey Brewer, of Brewer. 

1823, Jan. 5, Seth Eldridge to Sally N. Fisher, of Brewer. 
March 26, Boswell Silsby to Eunice Mann, of Brewer. 

1824, Jan. 1, Archelaus Jackson and Eleanor Potter, of Brewer, 


1823, Dec. 31, Robert Treat, of Frankfort, to Joan Crosby, of Hampden. 

1824, July 13, Edward Qements, of Frankfort to Jane Crosby of 


1825, April 15, Millet Doane, of Brewer, and Lydia Frouty, of Hamp- 

April 25, Jonas Holt, of AndoYcr, Mass., to Pamelia P. Frye, 

of No. a. 
NoY. 24, Addison Adams to Adelia Thayer, both of Hampden. 


1829, Sept. 29, Hezekiah Newcomb and Joanna Sebury, both of New- 


1831, Sept. 23, Capt. Josiah D. Hinds, of Belfast, to Mahaloeth Hous- 
ton, of Hermon. 
NoY. 23, Charles Holyoke and Sally Whiting, both of Brewer. 
NoY. 24, CalYin Holbrook and Martha Cheney, of Brewer. 
NoY. 24, Thos. N. Mansfield and Rebecca A. Hasey. 
1882, Jan. 19, Rcy, Joseph R. Munsell, of Passadumkeag, and Louisa 
Ryder, of Brewer. 
June 12, Increase French, of Exeter, and Sally Bickford, of 
DoYer, N. H. 


[From the Hanooek Gszette and Penobscot Patriot, Belfast, May 26, 18S4. 

On Saturday last. May the 22, there arrived here the steam-boat 
Maine^ over 100 tons barthen, under the command of the enterprising 
Captain Seward Porter.* This is the first boat propelled by steam which 
entered the waters of the Penobscot ; it excited much interest among as, 
and marks a very interesting era in the history of our navigation. 

•Capt. Seward Porter, Jr., bom In Freeport, Jaly 21, 1784; merchant in Portiaad. 
He owned the iirat steamboat in Maine. He was Bepresentative to (General Court fh>m 
Portland, 18ia-14-15; died In Augosta, March S9, l»fe. 





Under the resolve of Oct. 28, 1783, the committee on eastern 
lands had sold the whole township to Moses Knapp and others. 
In the meantime the settlers had forwarded the following petition : 

*' To the Honorable Committee : 

Messrs. Sam'i Phillips, Nath*l Wells, Nathan Dane, the committee 
appointed by the General Court of the Commonwealth to examine the 
claims of unappropriated Lands in the County of Lincoln. We just 
received the Resolve of the 28th of Oct. last, with the appointment of 
your Committee, and the time and place where you are to attend that 
business. We not being timely Notified of the appointment, so 
as to e^rhibit our claims in a Proper manner on so short a notice. This 
is therefore to beg your honours' indulgence a few weeks, till we can get 
a New Plan of our intended Township, to annex to Petition which Mr. 
Joseph Hibbard has a copy of, our former Plan being lost when the 
British Troops was in Possession of this Place, which Mr. Hibbard, the 
bearer of this, we hope will be able to give you the particulars, more to 
your satisfaction, he being well acquainted in what hands the Papers 
was lodged in the cof>y of the Petition ; will also inform you with the 
claim we have to the Lands we are now the possessors of. 

We are, gentlemen, your most humble Servts, 

(Signed) John Brewer, i 

James Ginn, /Com. 
James Budge, j 

New Worcester, on Penobscot River, 26th May, 1784." 

Protests were also made and a compromise* was effected, of 
which the following deeds give the history : 


^^Know all men by these presents, that we whose names are undersigned 
• 4nte, page 18. 

66 Land Grrants in Orrington. 

and seals affixed, appointed a Committee by a resolve the General 
Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, passed the twenty-eighth 
day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, on the 
subject of unappropriated lands, in the County of Lincoln, and by that 
and other Resolves of the said General Court empowered to sell and 
dispose of the unappropriated lands of this Commonwealth in the said 
County, for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand one 
hundred and fourteen pounds, fourteen shillings, in the consolidated 
securities of this Commonwealth, to us paid by Moses Enapp, of Maas- 
field, in the County of Bristol. Esquire, Thomas Rristow, of Wrentham, 
in the County of Suffolk, Gentleman, Joseph Flympton and Sabin Man, 
Esq., of Medfield, in said County of Suffolk, Benjamin Hawes, Esq., 
David Holbrook, Esq., Jonathan Felt, Esq., Oliver Rouse, tisq., Lewis 
Whiting, Gentleman, Nathaniel Ware, Gentleman, Levi Maxey, Gentle- 
man, John Franeour, Merchant, John Guild, Yeoman, David Fisher, 
Yeoman, Joseph Robershaw, Yeoman, Nathaniel Heaton, Yeoman, 
Samuel King, Yeomau, Cornelius Kallock, Gentlen;ian, David |dann. 
Junior, Yeoman, Amherst Mann, Yeoman, and Adoniram Judson, Clerk, 
all of said Wrentham, in the County of Suffolk, James Tisdale. Esq., 
James Clap, Yeoman, Jaipes Duppe, Inuholder, all of Walpole, in said 
County of Suffolk, John Met calf, Esq., John Rockwood, Yeomau, and 
David Oilman of Franklin, in said County of Suffolk, Swift Payson of 
Foxl)orough, in said County of Suffolk, Elisha May, Ksq.. of Attleboro, 
in the County of Bristol, and Joseph Holbrook, blacksmith, of Bellingham, 
in said County of Suffolk, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, 
have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do in behalf 
of the said Commonwealth, give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto 
him the said Knap and his associates first above mentioned, amounting in 
number to thirty persons, their heirs and assigns, a certain tract of land 
located and surveyed by Barnabas Dodge, A. D. 1784, lying on the East 
side of Penobecot Riv«r, containing thirty-seven thousand three hundred 
and seven acres, as by said Dodge's plan, and return thereof may 
appear. Excepting and Reserving however, ten thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-four acres adjoining to the river, bounded as follows, viz : 
Beginning at Penobscot River, on the North-west corner of No. 1 , or 
Bucktown Town, thence running North seventy degrees Ea^t, three 
miles two hundred and sixty rods, thence running North forty-eight 
degrees West, two miles two hundred and ten rods, thence North sixty- 
four degrees east one mile one hundred and fifty-four rods,* thence North 
forty-one degrees East, two miles two hundred and ten rods, tlience 
North seventy-five degrees East one hundred and eighty-three rods; 
thence North eleven degrees West, fifty-six rods ; thence North eighty 
degrees East, two miles eighty-eight rods ; thence North fifteen degrees 
West one mile and about forty-five rods to a bend of said river ; thence 
Southerly by the said river to the place first mentioned, and also except- 
ing and reserving three acres on the Northwesterly corner of the afore* 
said lands proposed to be sold to Jonathan Eddy, Esq., as by his agree- 
ment with said Committee, dated the sixteenth day of December, one 
thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, may appear, and also two 
bupdred acres n^ar the center of saW tra^t for %\\^ ijse of (he p^inister, 

Land Orants in Orrington. 67 

and two hundred and eighty acres for the use of Grammar School. To 
have and to hold the beforegranted premises with suitable and conven- 
ient landings and roads to the same, and the privileges of taking fish 
in common with said settlers to the grantees aforesaid, their heirs and 
assigns, to their proper use and behoof forever, and the said Committee, 
in behalf of the said Commonwealth, covenant and agree that the said 
Commonwealth shall warrant and defend the said granted premises under 
the reservations aforesaid to him, the said Enapp, and his associates 
aforementioned, as grantees, their heirs and assigns, against the law- 
ful claims of all persons whatever. 

In witness whereof, the said Committee have set their hands and seals, 
this twenty-ninth day of June, in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred 
and eighty-five, 

Sam'l Phillips, [Seal.] 
Nath'l Wblls, [Seal.] 


^'Know all iqen by these presents, that we whose names are under- 
signed, and seals affixed, appointed a committee by a i*esolve of the 
General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, passed the 28th 
of October, 1783, on the subject of unappropriated lands in the County 
of Lincoln, and by that and other resolves of the said General Court 
empowered to sell and dispose of the unappropriated lands of this 
Commonwealth in the said County, for and consideration of the sum of 
three thousand pounds in the consolidated securities of this Common- 
wealth, to us paid by John Brewer and Simeon Fowler, both of a place 
called New Worcester, in the County of Lincoln, gentlemen, in behalf of 
themselves and others, settled at that place, the receipt whereof, by 
their obligations for that sum to the treasurer of the Commonwealth, we 
do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, sell and convey to the 
said Brewer and Fowler, and other settlers at the place aforesaid, a cer- 
tain tract of land containing ten thousand eight hundred and sixty-four 
acres adjoining to Penobscot river and on the east side thereof, bounded 
as follows, viz. : Beginning at said river on the north-west corner of 
number one, or Bucktown, thence running north seventy degrees east 
three miles two hundred and sixty rods ; then north forty-eight degrees 
west two miles, two hundred and ten rods ; then north, sixty-four 
degrees east, one mile, one hundred and fifty-four rods ; then north, 
forty-one degrees east, two miles two hundred and ten rods ; then north 
seventy-five degrees east, one hundred and eighty -three rods ; then north 
eleven degrees west, fifty-six I'ods ; then noith eighty degrees east, two 
miles eighty-eight rods ; then north fifteen degrees west, one mile and 
about forty-five rods to a bend of the said river, within al>out one hun- 
dred rods of the north-west corner of Dodge's plan ; thence southerly 
by the said river to the place begun at ; excepting and reserving how- 
ever, the lot called number twenty one in said Dodge's plan, containing 
two hnndred and sixty-four acres, which was formerly sold to Robert 
Smith of Needham, and also suitable and convenient landings and roads 
\o tl)e same^ from the lands purcl^ase^ b^y Moses Knap and associates, 

68 Land Grants in Omngton, 

and the privilege of taking fish, which are to be held in common between 
the said Brewer and Fowler, and other settlers and the said Knap and 
his associates — To have and to hold the above-granted premises in the 
manner and proportion hereafter mentioned, viz. : to John Brewer, 
Simeon Fowler, George Gardner, Thomas Campbell, Josiah Brewer and 
James Ginn, Gentlemen, Charles Blag^den, Samuel Knap, Emerson 
Orcutt, Joseph Mansell, Solomon Harthorn, Kennett McKenney, John 
Thomas, John Rider, Simeon Johnson, John Hol^-oke, Henrj Kenney, 
John Ilutchings. John Crocker, John Tibbets, David Wiswell, Joseph 
Baker, Benjamin Snow, Solomon Sweat, Samuel Freeman, Jesse Rogers, 
Peter Saugster, George Brooks, Jesse Atwood, Oliver Doane, Warren 
Nickerson, Eliphalet Nickerson, Paul Nickerson, Henry Cole, Ephraim 
Downs, Moses Wentworth, James McCurdy, John Mansell, John Emery, 
Robert McCurdy, husbandmen, the widow of John Mansell, Junior, 
deceased, Hannah Ary widow, and the heirs of Simeon Smith, their 
heirs and assigns, one hundred acres each, to be so laid out as to include 
their improvements respectively, on condition that each of the grantees 
aforesaid, pay to John Brewer and Simeon Fowler five pounds law- 
ful money within one year from this time, with interest till paid ; and to 
each other settler on the said tract who has made a separate improve- 
ment thereon, one hundred acres, to be so laid out as will best include 
his improvements, on condition that each settler last mentioned pay to 
the said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler fourteen pounds, thirteen 
shillings and six pence, lawful money, within one year from this time, 
with interest till paid ; and the residue of said tract to all settlers indis- 
criminately who have made improvements as aforesaid, on condition 
that each of such settlers pay to the said John Brewer and Simeon 
Fowler the sum of fourteen pounds thirteen shillings and six pence, law- 
ful money, within one year from this time, with interest till paid, for 
each hundred acres which shall be assigned and set off to him out of the 
residuary part, and in the same proportion for a greater or lesser 
quantity ; provided nevertheless, if any settler or other grantee afore- 
said shall neglect to pay his proportion of the sum or sums aforesaid, to 
be by him paid, in order to entitle him to one hundred acres as afore- 
said, in that case the said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler shall be 
entitled to hold the same in fee, which such negligent person might have 
held by complying with the conditions aforesaid on his part. It is 
further provided, that if any settler or grantee aforesaid shall neglect to 
pay his proportion of the sums to be paid for the residuary lands afore- 
said, within the time aforesaid, the said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler 
shall be entitled to hold in fee the same lands which such negligent per- 
. son might have held by complying with the conditions aforesaid on his 
part. Provided nevertheless, if any dispute or controversy shall arise 
between the said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler on the one part, and 
any settler on the lands aforesaid, or other person who has purchased 
of an original settler there, on his part, in that case there is hereby 
reserved full power and authority to the committee aforesaid, or their 
successors in office, to adjust such dispute and controversy on the princi- 
ples of equity, and to assign and convey to such settler, or to him or 
^hem who bold under such settler, his or their heirs and assigns, such 

Capt. Ehenezer Buck, of Buch^port. 69 

quantity of the land aforesaid as to the same committee shall appear 
reasonable, and at such a rate as they may think just, so as that the 
said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler shall have a right to receive from 
all persons interested or which may be interested in the tract of land 
aforesaid, a sum of money of equal amount with the several sums for 
the payment whereof to the said John Brewer and Simeon Fowler pro- 
vision is hereinbefore made, in case application shall be made to the 
said committee at any time within three years next following the date 
hereof ; and the said committee, in behalf of the said Commonwealth, 
covenant and agree that the said Commonwealth shall warrant and 
defend the premises on the conditions and with the reservations afore- 
said, to the grantees aforesaid, their heirs and assigns, to be held in 
the proportion and manner, and upon the conditions aforesaid, against 
the lawful claims and demands of all persons. 

In witness whereof, the said committee set their hands and seals, this 
twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us. 

Lewis Whiting. 

Jacob Kuhn. Sam'l PmLLiPS, Jr., [Seal.] | Committee. 

Natu'l Wells, [Seal.] ) 

Acknowledged before Justice Greenleaf." 



[From the HaDcock Gazotte and Penobscot Patriot, April 28, 1624. 

Died, in Bucksport, Capt. Ebenezer Buck, aged 72 years. He was 
one of the first settlers of this township before the Revolutionary war. 
He was a patriot. The situation of the inhabitants of the Penobscot 
country, at the time the British forces under Gen. McLean took posses- 
sion of the same, was critical. Capt Buck then, as a commander of a 
company of militia, had rendered some services to his country, was 
sought after and taken ; he was threatened with punishment as a rebel, 
but every art usually resorted to by the enemy to induce him to enter 
into their interest was resisted with firmness. They burned his house 
and its contents. He was always unambitious of office for himself ; but 
was a firm supporter of the best interests of his country. He was a 
Christian by practice rather than by profession ; exemplary in his conver- 
sation ; humble and unassuming^ his dwelling was the abode of hospital- 
ity ; the suffering poor were never turned away empty. As a father and 
head of a family he was kind and affectionate, economical and industri- 
ous. He left a numerous family, who will ever revere his memory. 

70 Rev, Samuel Veazie and FamUy. 


Samuel* Veazie was the son of Samuel^ and Deborah (Wales) 
Veazie,* of Braintree, Mass., born there Jan. 8, 1711. He 
graduated at Harvard College, 1736, and was ordained minister 
of the chnrch in Duxbury, Oct. 31, 1739. His ministry there was 
neither harmonious nor successfiil. He embraced the doctrines 
of Whitfield, and preached them with vigor and fervor. After 
much trouble and wear and tear of body and mind of all parties, 
and being beaten in a lawsuit which he brought against the town, 
he was dismissed by the church, as advised by a council of 
churches, April 18, 1750, who ** heartily joined with the church 
in recommending Mr. Veazie to the work of the gospel ministry.** 

While the controversy was going on at Duxbury, he seems to 
have been preaching at Hull, was installed minister of the church 
there April 11, 1753, f dismissed from the church at Hull, 1767, 
and that year sold the parsonage lot which he had bought there. 
He went to Harpswell, 1767. 

Sept. 30, 1768, Rev. Samuel Veazie, Clerk, bought of Alex- 
ander Emery, of Harpswell, ** Land on Sebascodegan Island, 
(Harpswell,) being lot No. eleven in the first division joining 
easterly on the common road, and butting on land of John 
Matthews, and westerly on Quohoag, and thence northerly join- 
ing on lands of John and Isaac Snow, one hundred acres more or 
less." Upon this lot, which adjoined the old meeting house lot, he 
cleared and built a house, in which he lived and died. 

Jan. 13, 1769, he bought of John Matthews, at same place, 
eighteen acres at the head of middle Cove. Jan. 30, 1773, he 
bought Salt Marsh, at same place, of Joseph Coombs, adjoining 
Anthony Coombs, Thomas Ross, J. Holbrook, James Orbeton and 
Theophilus Eaton. Dec. 14, 1773, he bought Salt Marsh, 

* William Veazie, of Braintrce. Married Elinor, daugbtef of Rev. William Tfaomp- 
son, 1644. 

Solomon Veazie, son of the above, married Elizabeth, daughter of Morton Saunders. 
Nov. 28, 1680. . 

Samuel Veazie, bod of the above, married Deborah, daughter of Nathaniel Wales, 
Feb. 6, 1708. All of Braintree. 

1 1 am indebted to C. J. F. Blnney, Esq., of Roxbnry District, Boston, Mass., for 
some facts relating to the sojourn of Mr. Veazie at Hull. EDrxoiu 

Hev. Samud Veazie and Family. 71 

at same place, of Isaac Hall, near Coombs' saw mill. June '26, 
1776, he bought Salt Marsh of Samuel Browu and wife Rebecca. 
Jan. 11, 1787, be sold land in Harpswell to Joshua Purrington, 
Jr. ; wife Sarah signed the deed. April 17, 1786, he sold to 
Bebecca Holbrook, (his daughter) part of lot No. 29 in Harps- 
well, £50; his wife did not sign. He died Jan. — , 1798, aged 
«8. (Catalogue of Harvard College says 1797.) 

May 11, 1798, **John Veazie, of Falmouth, hatter, and 
Deborah Jordan, wife of Robert Jordan, of Brunswick, for $1000 
aell to Isaac Rich, of Harpswell, land on Sebasdecogan Island, 
115 acres, it being the homestead of the late Samuel Veazie, of 
Harpswell, deceased, which he in last will and testament be- 
queathed to his beloved son and daughter. 


John Veazie. 
Deborah Jordan. 
Robert Jordan." 
He manied first Deborah Sampson, in Duxbury, Mass., Aug. 
6, 1742* She was probably the daughter of George Samp- 
son, bom March 1, 1825 ; she died in Hull, Aug. 22, 1755. Her 
broken gravestone was found a few years since in the Hull ceme- 
tery, and placed in Robert Gould's lot. Only this inscription 

oould be read : ** of ye Rev. — nd Veazie, Aug. 22, 1755, 

— -— year of -— — age." 

He married second, in Hull, Sarah Jones, about 1756. She was 
living in Harpswell, 1787. Children, probably not in order : 

1. John, b. Duxbury, Julv, 1745; died Aug., 1745. 

ii. . John, b. Aug. 7 ; baptized in Hull> Aug. 10, 1746. 

ill. Deborah, b. — ; baptized Hull, July 8, 1753; m. Robert Jordan, of 

Brunswicic, July 36, 1773, by Rev. Samuel Eaton.* Children born in 

i. Samuel, b., — , 1774; m. Jane Marston, 1801. 

2. REBECCA) b. — , 1777; in. Joehua Cushman, of Woolwich. She died 

in a year or two without children. 

3. Robert, b. Oct. 15. 1781 ; he lived in Brunswick ; m. Mary Snow, of 

Harpswell. She died Oct. 14, 1846. He died March 20, 1870. 

4. Sarah, b. , 1784; m. Purrintou. 

5. Deborah, b. 1787: m. Jona. Snow, and was living in 1875. 

fv. Sybil, baptised Hull, Oct. 23, 1757. 

v. Abigail, ; died in Hull, 1768. 

vi. Stephen, baptized Hull. Julv 31 1763, , 
vii. Samuel, Jr.^ Harpswell and Islcsboro. 

« Harpswell reoords. 

72 Rev. Samuel Veazie and Family. 

vlli. Rebecca, baptized in Hull, Aofc- 24, 1755 ; m. Jonathan Holbrook, iu 
and of Harpgwell, by Rev. Samuel Eaton, May 23, 1772. Children : 

1. Israel, b. Jan. 16, 1773. 

2. Deborah, b. Feb. 25, 1775. 

3. Deborah, b. March 14, 1778. 

4. Abiezer, b. July 16, 1779. 
6. Abiezer, b. July 16, 1780. 

6. Jonathan, b. Jan. 26, 17as. 

7. Rebecca, b. April 10, 1785. 

8. Deborah, b. Feb. 19, 1788. 

9. Hannah, b. July 10, 1790. 

10. Polly, b. Jan. 10, 1792. 

11. Priscilla, b. Sept. 13, 1795. 

John Veazie, son of Rev. Samuel Veazie, was bora Aug. 7, 
1746, baptised in Hull, August 10. He was an inhabitant of 
Falmouth, (Portland) July 6, 1769, a town officer, March 26, 
1771. He bought a lot of land there April 17, 1773, the deed of 
which was witnessed by his father. He was a hatter by trade. 
His homestead was on Middle street, where he died August 6th, 
1806. He married Rachel Jones, probably of Hull, Oct. 16, 
1768 ; she born Nov. 5, 1747 ; died . 

May 12, 1812, Samuel Shaw sold Samuel Veazie, of Topsham, 
all his right, title and interest to estate of John Veazie, deceased, 
left my wife, which was his daughter Rachel, lying between land 
of Capt. Elijah Eaton and widow Morse, and others on Middle 
street, Portland. 

April 9, 1813, Samuel Veazie deeded to Sarah Veazie, of Port- 
land, same property, described as now occupied by Samuel Shaw, 
being the estate said Shaw had as husband of Rachel Veazie. 
Children, all born in Portland, were : 

i. Stephen, b. Nov. 12. 1769; died Nov. 6, 1772. 

li. Rachel, b. April 1. 1771 ; m. first Thomas Hilton, Nov. 3, 1791; rn. 

second Samuel Sliaw, . She died in Portland of smaU pox, Nov. 

10. 1797. Children by Hilton: Helen L., married in Bangor Joseph 
Smith, now of Washington. Children by Shaw; Thomas U. Shaw, 
of firm of Shaw & Merrill, merchants. Bangor, died Dec. 22, 1862, 
aged 53. Widow Temperance H.. died Feb 11, 1866, agred 55. 

iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 6, 1773; (married John Ward, of , Oct. 15, 1806.) 

She died in Portland. Oct. 17, 1867. 

iv., V. Twins, b. July 26, 1775; died July 27. 

vi. John, b. April 25, 1777 ; died in Demerara, Sept. 28. 1800. 

vii. Stephen, b. Nov. 6, 1779 ; lost at sea in the Dart Privateer, Septem- 
ber. 1812; lived in Portland. He married Sarah Beeman. Oct. iO, 
1805, in Portland. She married second Geo. D. Plaisted, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., merchant. He removed to Eastport and was drowned 
between there and Campo Bello. The widow came to Bangor and 
died at the house of her daughter. '' Sarah Plaisted, late wife and 
widow of Stephen Veazie, deceased. John Veazie and wife Caroline 

liev. Samuel Veazie and Family. 73 

C, and George W. Merrill and wife Adrianna, of Bangor, sell to 
Samuel Veazie* of Bangor, for 9^00, one-third part of lot and laud 
on Middle street, Portland, formerly owned and occupied by John 
Veazie, deceased, and mentioned in his last will and testament/' 
Children, bom in Portland : 

1. Adrianna, ; married George W. Merrill, of Bangor, merchant, 

in Eastport. July 9, 1834. > 

2. John, ; lived in Portland, Topsham, Eastport and Brewer ; went 

west and died. He married Miss Caroline C. Low, of Eastport. She 
and hej: daughter now reside in Bangor. 

vlii. Sahukl, b. March 28, 1782, died March 27, 1783. 

Ix. Polly, b. April 14, 1785, died Oct. 11. 1786. 

z. Isaac Jones, b. March 15. 1789, died at Saint Bartholomew. Jan 6, 

xi. General Samuel Veazie, b. April 22, 1787; settled in Topsham, 
when about 21 years of age, and established himself in the business 
of lumbering aud shipbuilding. Pie built many vessels, and carried 
on a direct trade with the West Indies, in which he was very success- 
ful. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; captain of Topsham 
militia, and rapidly promoted until he was elected General. In 1826, 
he bought the Jackson Davis mills and privileges at Old Town, and 
afterwards all the water power on the west side of Old Town Falls. 
He moved to Bangor in 1832. He was sole owner of the Penobscot 
Boom, which he carried on for several years, rafting annually the 
large majority of the product of lumber cut on Penobscot waters. 
He was for a time the sole owner of the Bangor aud Oldtown Rail- 
road, not now in operation, having been sold to the European and 
North American Railway Company. He was the principal owner of 
the Veazie Bank, and had other large business interests. 

He was an Executive Councillor in 1837, Alderman of Bangor, and 
held other official positions. In 1854 he moved to the town of 
Veazie, which was foriuerly a part of Bangor, but was incorporated 
into a town — 1853, and named for him. He died March j2, 1868. 
He married tirst. in Topsham. Miss Susanna, daughter of Gideon and 
Mary (Perkins^ Walker, of ropshum, July 3, 1809. She was born 
March 29, 1792. SLe was admitted to the first church in Bangor, by 
letter from the church in Topsham. Jan. 23, 1334. She died June 27, 
1852. He married second, Mrs. Mary C. Blanchard, of Stockton, 
May 17, 1859. She died in Boston at the residence of her son-in-law, 
John R. Mullen. Jan. 7, 1888. Children by first wife, all born in Tops- 
ham ; two died in Infancy : 

1. Jones P. born June 2, 1811; lived in Bangor, merchant; died 

Feb. 15-16, 1875. He married first. Miss Mary Jane Wnislow, of 

Topsham, published Dec. 13, 1834. She died . He married 

second, Miss Susan Townsend. She died . He had by each wife 

two sons and one daughter. 

2. John Walker, b. Oct. 30, 1812; merchant in Bangor, now resides in 

Veazie; m. first. Miss Ruth Maria, daughter of Bartlett, pub- 
lished Dec. 13, 1834. She died (Feb. 18, 1879, aged 66.) He married 
a second time. His son Alfred Veazie, Banker of Bangor, died July 
28, 1879, aged 41 years. 11 nios. He was married and left children. 

». Frances A. H., b. July 18. 1818; m. first, Nathaniel Lord, of 

Bangor, Oct. 12, 1835; merchant. He died July 12. 1852. She mar- 
ried second. Rev. William M. VVillian, Feb. 26, 1857, an Episcopal 
clergyman. She died April 21, 1866. Children, Charles V., born 
Aug. 17, 1836; married; Susan Frances, born April 21, 1839; Francis 
N., born June 20, 1841; married. 

Samuel Veazie, Jr., son of Rev. Samuel Veazie, born in Hull, 
about 1750 ; went to Harpswell, and afterwards settled on Long 

74 jRev. Samud Veazie and FamUy. 

Island, Islesboro, about 1780, on the north-east side, near Parker 
or Coombs' Core. He was a town officer in Islesboro ; mariner. 
He died there, 1828. He married Miss Phebe Holbrook, of 
Harpswell, aboat 1775. She died 1832. Children, probably not 
in order: 

i. Rachel, ; married Lemuel Driukwater, of Northport ; both lived 

and died there. 

11. Lucy, ; married Timothy Harding. 

Hi. Martha, ; married Fields Coombs, of Islesboro. about 1801. His 

second wife had six children— Lucy, Louisiana, Samson, Thatcher, 
Hosea and Jairus. 

Iv. Stephen, ; died — ; married Martha Harding; Uvea in Corinth.! 

V. Abiezer, , of Islesboro and Camden, where he died about 1840, 

aged 61 years. months, 21 days. His descendants are in Camden 
and Rockland. He married Grace, daughter of Jabez Ames, of Isles- 
boro. She died in Camden. Abraham Ogier. of Camden, was 
appointed administrator on his estate. May 4, 1841. 

vi. John, ; lived at Islesboro. He died Sept. 15, 1841. John Veazie. 

Jr., administrator on his estate May 2, 1842. He married Naomi, 
daughter of Fields Coombs, of Islesboro, June 18, 1814. Children, all 
born in Islesboro : 

1. Phebe, b. Nov. 20, 1814, married Capt. John Seely, of Islesboro. She 

died June 9. 1849. 

2. Rachel, b. April 21, 1816; married Isaac Roaks, of Appleton, 1839. 

3. John, b. Feb. 3. 1818, of Islesboro; m. first Maria R. Sprague. 1.S41; 

she died Jan. 20, 1855. He married second, Mrs. Deborah C. Veazie, 
Dec. 28, 1859; had five daughters bv first wife. 

4. Jane H., b. May 27, 1824; m. Michael Felker, of Searsport. 1846. 

5. Clarinda C, b. April 14, 1826; m. Nathan F. Fuller, of Searsport, 

Oct. 18, 1846. 

6. James Harrison, b. May 18, 1829, of Islesboro ; m. Miss Adeline 

Dix, Nov. 20, 1854. 

7. LORANNA, b. April 19, 18.S2; m. Noah Roberts, July 2, 1848. 

vli. Samcel, Jr., ; lived at Islesboro; died there Dec. 4-6, 1841. He 

married Bridget, daughter of Fields Coombs, of Islesboro; she boni 
May 10, 1788 ; died April 28, 1858. Children : 

1. Johnson, b. Aug. 6. 1804; lived in Brewer; married Ann. daughter 

of Isaac Hatch, of Islesboro; lived in Bangor; died In Bucksport on 
the stage going thither. Ann C, widow, died Oct. 7, 1864, aged 54. 
Capt. Wales veazie, his son, died Nov. 26, 1865, aged 30 years, 10 

2. Jordan, b. Oct. 15, 1806, lived In Islesboro ; died Jan. 14, 1839. He 

married Phllena Parker. Feb. 11, 1836. She married second. Andrew 
P. Gllkey, of Islesboro. 1841 ; she died April 22, 1879. aged 73. 

3. Samuel, b. April 17, 1808, lived in Brewer; died there; m. Del>orah 

M. Hatch, of Islesboro. 

4. Wales, b. Jan. 10, 1810, of Islesboro; died in Hingham, Mass., un- 

married ■ 

5. AzuBAH, — m. Andrew P, Gilkey, of Islesboro, March 20, 1831; she 

died Nov. 14, 18:^9. aged 28. 

6. Charles, b. July 3, 1815; unmarried; died a young man. 

7. Sally, b. May 3, 1817 ; married Greorge Warren, of Islesboro, Dec. 

20, 1835. 

8. Caroline, b. April 15. 1810; married William Avry Parker, of Isles- 

boro. Dec. 30. 1841. She died Nov. 30, 1875. 

9. Otis Coombs, b. July 14, 1S21, of Islesboro. He died July 24, 1848. 

He married Deborah Coombs, Jan. 21, 1844. She married second, 
John Veazie, of Islesboro. 

Captain Daniel Sullivanj of Sullivan. 75 

10. William, b. April 12, 1824, of Islesboro; married Deborah, daughter 

of Jona. Parker. 

11. Albion P., b. May 14, 1826, now commlBsion merchant in Bangor ; 

married, and wives deceased; has son in partnership with him in 

12. Angela, b. Feb. 24, 1828; m. Otis F. Coombs, of Islesboro, Feb. 4, 

1^14 ; shipmaster. He died at sea Dec. 19, 1877, on passage from 
Palermo to St. Thomas, on board brig Caroline Eddy. 


^^Hon. John S. Emery, of Boston, has jast erected to the memory of 
his great grandfather. Captain Daniel Sullivan, a large and elaborately 
inscribed *^gray slate" stone, of the famous variety of slate now so 
mncb in use for fine cemetery work all over the country. It has been 
placed in the cemetery near Highhead, on Wankeag Point, Sullivan, a 
ahort distance from where Capt. Sullivan resided, at what is now called 
Sorrento. * * * 

The inscription on the stone just erected at Waukeag Point reads as 
follows : 


Born in Berwick, Me., about 1738. 

Moved to New Bristol, 

Now Sullivan, Me., 

About 1768. 

Was married to Abigail, 

daughter of 

John and Hannah Bean, 

June 14, 1765, at Fort Pownal, 

By James Crawford, Esq. 

He was commissioned Capt. of 2nd Co., 6th Lincoln Reg., July 11, 
1776. In 1779 he was present with his Company at the scige of 
Bagaduce, now Castine, Me. After the defeat of the American forces 
there, he returned to Sullivan, keeping up the organization of his Com- 
pany for the defence of that section until Feb. 24, 1781, when the Brit- 
ish ship Allegiance, sent from Bagaduce, landed near his place, burned 
his house and took him prisoner, conveying him to Bagaduce, where he 
was offered parole by taking the oath of allegiance to the British Govern- 
ment, which he refused to do, and was taken to Halifax, thence to the 
Jersey Prison Ships at New York, where, after fourteen months' impris- 
onment, he was exchanged, through the intercession of his brother. Gen. 
John Sullivan, of New Hampshire, and started in a cartel for home, but 
diedf immediately after and was buried on Long Island. 

Abigail, wife of Captain Sullivan, was Jborn 1747, and died April, 1828, 
aged 81 years." — EUsworth American. 

* Brother of Qovemor James Sallivan. 
t April, 1788. 

76 Jonathan Darling Jr.^s Journal. 



I, Jonathan Darling,* son of Jonathan and Sarah Darling, was born 
at Danvers, July 14, 1741. My father died at Louisbiirg, March 21, 
I746,t after which my mother moved to her father's, Will Wardwell,of 

1757, July 2. My mother died, leaving two children. 
1759, May 2. The regiment (in which I had enlisted) for Louisburg, 

drawn up for exercise. 
May 8. Four companies went on board. 
May 9. Six companies embarked. 
May 14. I went on shore at Green Island. 
May 15. The signal made for sailing ; 10 o'clock, under way 

with a fair wind. 
May 21. Becalmed in the Bay of Fundy. 1 7, sail in sight; 

made land. 
May 24. Went into Louisburg harbor. 
May 25. Brought in prize, a ship 100 tons, laden with clothing 

and warlike stores. 
May 28 The ice came down the river and filled up the harbor ; 

one third of our company on shore. 
Aug. 2. A flag ot truce came in with prisoners, which the 

Indians had taken. 
Aug. II. Arrived a packet, and brought news that Ticonderoga 

had been taken. 
Aug. 17. All the orderly sergeants confined. 
Oct. 2. A sloop came in, and brought news that Quebec was 

taken ; upon this, we were informed that we must stay all 

Oct. 5. Three men killed by the Indians. 
Oct. 10. A sloop taken and brought into Louisburg harbor. 
Oct. 19. Rejoicing for the taking of Quebec. 
Oct. 21. 150 men went on board the European for Boston. 
Nov. I. The regiment drawn up. The Colonel told them they 

must stay all winter. 
Nov. 2. The men refused to do duty, and about 200 put into the 

black hole. 
Nov. 3. 150 men went on board the Olive for Boston. The 

whole city being in arms, the Governor pardon (ed) those who 

mutinied and promised if they would be content till December 

ist, they should be dismissed. 
Nov. 10. A sjoop came in. She had been taken by a French 

frigate, who put some French men on board, and bid her follow 

• Married Hannah, daughter of Nichotas Holt (of Andover, Mass., and BluehiU), 
Sept. 16, 1768. Settled in Bluehlll, 1764-5, and had nine children. 

t*< Jona. Darlin died at Loaisbur;? (Nova Scotia), with sickness, Mar. 21, 1746.'^ 
[Andover, Mass., town records.] £ditor. 

Jonathan Darling Jr.^s Journal, 77 

the frigate. In the fog they lost the frigate, and having no 
provisions, the French on board told the English that if they 
would carry them into any French harbor they should have 
their sloop ; in the night they brought them into Louisburg. 
In the morning the French to their surprise, saw English colors 
flying on every side. 

Nov. 12. The Olive sailed for Boston. 

Nov. 1 8. Some French and Indians brought in from Pigtoo. 

1760, Feb. 2. The harbor frozen up. 

Feb. 12. The snow said to be 10 or 12 feet deep in the woods. 
March. All hands employed in sleighing wood for the king. 
April. About icx> men employed to clear the street of snow and 

May 24. Came in, two 74s and two 64s, with 100 miners, and 

orders to demolish Louisburg. 
June 2. Began to dig down the glass. 
June 4. Began to undermine the walls. 
July 16. Enlisted, because I saw that though I did not, I must 

stay all summer 
Nov. 8. Finished blowing up the walls of Louisburg, marched 

around the town with our tools, the Governor gave us four days 

pay, and a pint of rum a man for our good behavior. 
Dec' 2. Dismissed, and embarked for Boston. 
Dec. 15. Set sail. 

Dec. 28. Come to anchor in the mouth of Casco Bay. 
Dec. 29. Being in danger, slipped cable and run into harbor. 
Dec. 30. Come on shore to come home by land. 

1761 , Jan. 6. Come to Andover to my uncle Jonathan Ward well ; lived 

with him until July 14, 1762 (new stile), on which day I was 
21 years of age. 

1762, Aug. Went to New Salem to see the land my father left me; 

not liking it, resolved to look further. 
Aug. 18. Set out for Pigwooket.* 
Aug. 21. Encamped in the woods. 
Aug. 22. Reached Salmon Falls and encamped. 
Aug. 24. Reached one mile beyond Little 03sipee,t and lodged 

without camp. 
Aug. 26. Went down the meadows, and went over the mouth 

of Great Ossioee,! and encamped one mile above the Great 

Aug. 27. Reached the interval below Pigwooket. 
Aug. 29 and 30. Worked at clearing roads. 
Aug. 31, Went to the top of Mount Tom, and viewed the 

Nov. I to 6. Worked at clearing roads, then set out for home. 
Nov. 9. Reached home at Andover. 

* Now Fryeburg, which was graoted to Joseph Fryc, Esq., March 8, 1762. Ed. 

t Little Ossipef , now LimingtoD. Editor. 

X Great Ossipee, branch of Saco river. Editor. 

78 JGnathan Darling Jr.*8 Journal. 

1763, Jan. 7. Removed to Simon Fry's ;* this winter very remarkable ; 

from the last of December to the last of February, it was not 

known to thaw. By this time the snow was four feet deep on 

a level. 
Feb. 6. Not one horse at the meeting house in Andover. 
March 12 to 30. The snow remaining three feet deep, and 

frozen after. Wood was sledded over fences, and so forth, on 

the coast. 
May. We hear from No. 4, that on the 22nd of this month the 

snow fell a foot deep. 
Sept. 17. Removed to my honored father Holt's, to winter. 

1764, May 3. Set out from Andover to go to Sagadahock. 
May 7. Put to sea. 

May 13. Reached No. 5 (Bluehill) about sunset. 

May 16. Cleared a place to plant peas and beans. 

Aug. 4. My father Holt came. 

Oct. 2. Set sail for Newbury. 

Oct. II. At noon, reached Newbury, in the evening, reached 

1765, Jan. 27. The night between 26 and 27 said to have been the 

coldest known these 40 years. One Page, of Pelham, froze to 

death on the highway. 
April 12. Set sail for East Andover (Bluehill). 
April 15. Reached East Andover. 
May 21. Began to clear for a farm. 
May 37. My wife arrived with all niy effects. 
July 29. My house raised. 
Sept, 19. Moved intq my house. 

1767, Jan. I. Moses Godfrey, apprentice to Mr. I^oundy, crossing the 

falls was carried out by the current and drowned. 

1768, Jan. 23. Capt. Russ sailed for West Indies, being the first who 

ever sailed from thjs place to that part of the world. 
1770, Bluehill Bay frozen over from Jimuary 22 to April 17. 

1772, Sept. 30. Rev, Mr. Little, pastor of the second church in Wells, 

arrived here. 
Oct. 4. Rev. Mr. Little preached to us. Six persons were 

Oct. 6. Mr. Little preached a lecture, three persons taken into 

covenant, and three children baptised. 

1773, Captain Horton arrived with the sloop Sally. 

* Slinon Frye, of Fryeburg. First rcpresentaiive to General Court from Fryeban;, 
1781. He was manv yean a senator, and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He 
died in 1822. His will, Jan. 22, 1819, proved January. 1828, bequeaths estate to his son 
Abfel; Hannah Whiting, widow of Joshua; Susannah Stearns, wife of Benjamin 
Strams. of Lovell; Pbebe Fifleld, wife of John Fifleld, of Fryeburg; Esther Holt, wife 
of William Holt, of Fryeburg; Sarah Andrews, wife of Abraham Andrews, of Fryer 
burg; daughter tydia Frye, and son John Hancock Frye, who wa^ the executor. 


Marriages in Bangor. 79 


1 82 1, Oct. 2, Jona. Bridges and Fannie May hew. 
Oct. 30, Daniel Pike and Dorcas Plqmmer. 

1822, Jan. 9, John Jackman, of Garland, and Sarah Legro, 
Jan. 29, Allen Clark and Cynthia Dolt. 

Feb. 14, Silas Farrington, of Brewer, and Cofnfort C. Roberts. 
June 21, Rev. Abraham Jackson, of Machiaa, and Hannah A. 

uly 3, Stephen Goodhue and Hannah Middleton. 

'ov. 3, George G. Fits and Hannah H. Nichols. 

1823, May 1, Tabez R. Finson and Martha M. Tyler. 
~an. 5, Sam Lain, of Hallo well, and Fannie Nye. 

uly 17, Enoch Lovell, Jr., and Rosilla Mansell. 
u\pril 17, William Randall and Betsy L. Bridgharp. 
May II, Abzy Flagg, and Sarah Lancaster. 
July 10, Frederick Hobbs, Esq.,Eastport, and Mary JauQ Coombs. 
July 31, David Hill and Eliza Hayden. 
Aug. :o, Preston Jones and Mary Jane Haskell, 
Nov. 10, Wm. Neal and Isabella Dugans. « 

Dec. 4, Josiah Horton and Jane Cary. 
Oct. 19, Daniel Kimball and Hephzibah Sawyer. 
Oct. 23, [acob Haskell and Mary Ann Clark. 
Nov. 20, Abia C Lambert and Sophia W. Philbrook, 
Nov. 13, Daniel Lambert and Mrs. Hannah Babbage. 
Dec. 4, Daniel Lambert 3d, and Joanna Bridges. 
Dec. 18, Nath. Harlow, Jr., and Sarah Wyatt. 

1824, March 14, James Bennett and Asenath Boyd. 

Feb. I, Benjamin Clark 2d, and Jane Gregg, of Brewer, 
March 25, John Welch and Lucy J. Philbrook, 
June 27, John A. Mayhew and Sarah Smith. 
Dec. 16, Wm. Babbage and Lydia Lambert. 
1S25, March 3, Jona. Hutchings and Antelope Mitchell. 
Jan. 4, Joseph Abbot and Sallv Cnrtland, widow. 
May I , John Snow and Mary Lancaster. 
Feb. — , Andrew Scott, of Portland, and Susan C. Little. 
March 19, John J. Mayhew and Eliza Mayhew. 
March 13, Noah Hersey, and Mrs. Mary Baily. 
April 14, Thomas J. Tyler and Betsey D. Finson. 
Aug. 9, Rev. Lot Ryder, of Monson, and Sarah R. Edes, 
Aug. 14, Elijah D. Ware and Lydia Wingate. 
Sept. 26, Jona. Brooks, of Wiscasset, and Charlotte Webster. 
Nov. I, David Nye and Sarah H. Gipson. 
Dec. I, John B. Wetherbee, to Parthenia B. Thompson. 

1826, March 2, Qeo. Nickerson, of Brewer to Jane Holt. 

Jan. 21, Leonarc) Wentwort^, of Hope, to Mary Arnold. 
Jan. 21, Artist Wentworth, of Hope, to Almira' Arnold. 

1827, May 10, Preserved 3. Mil)s to Jane Lunt. 

80 Inscriptions from the Old Buck Burying Ghround. 



Col. Jonathan Buck, b. 1718, died March 18, 1795; wife Lydia 
died Dec. 15, 1789, aged 71. , 

Jonathan Buck, Jr., died March 27, 1824, aged 76 ; wife Hannah 

died July 9, 1834, aged 83. 

Capt. John Buck, died Nov. 25, 1835, *g®d 64 ; wife Elizabeth B. 
died May 12, 1850, aged 79. 

Ebenezer Buck, died April 20, 1824, aged 73 ; wife Mary 

died May i, 1849, ^g^^ 87. 

Jonathan Buck, died 1794, aged 8. 

George Buck, died 182 1, aged 30. 

Capt. Daniel Buck, died Nov. 18, 1826, aged 71 ; wife Mary L. > 
died Dec. 24, 1841, aged 79. 

Elder Benjamin Buck, died Dec. 10, 1844, aged 76; wife Abigail 
died Aug. 25, 1825, aged 51. 

Maria B., wife of John N. Swazey and daughter of Daniel Buck, died 
Nov, 5, 18 1 7, aged 26. 

Stephen Badger, died Oct. 21, ^815, aged 37 ; wife Hannah, daughter 
ofjona. and Hannah Buck, b. June 21, 1780; died May 18, 1857. 

Moses G. Buck, died Jan. 30, 1862. 

Lydia Buck, vl. March 14, 1862, aged 84 yrs. 5 mo. 

William Buck, d. Feb. 20, 1867, aged 78 years, i mo. 10 days. 

Rufus Buck, b. Jan. 23, 1797, died May 12, 1878; wife Sarah 
Somerby, born Newburyport, July 16, itScx>; died Feb. i, 1870. 

Daniel Buck, d. Jan. 16, 1869, aged 69 ; wife Mary E. died 

July 18, 1834, aged 29. 

Daniel Brown, b. June 25, 1829. 

John Hopkins, d. Dec. 29, 1848, aged 65 years 6 mo. 

Elisha Hopkins, d. Dec. 29, 1845, aged 47 ; wife Olive T. died 

Dec. 15, 1866, aged 67. 

Ephraim Hopkins, d. June 20, 1838, aged 45. 

Capt. Barzillai Hopkins, d. Sept. 20, 1837, »ged 73 ; wife Jedidah 
died March, 1850, aged 79 years, 10 mo. 15 days. 

Thos. S. Sparhawk, d. June 4, 1807, aged 37. 

Mrs Lydia Buckly, , d. Aug 16, 1853, ^%^^ 77- 

Daniel Tobey, d. May 23, 1864, aged 81 ; wife Elizabeth Somerby, 
d. May 7. 1S59, aged 72. 

Jeremiah Frye, b. Andover, graduated Harvard College , 1761; 

sei*ved four years Lieutenant in Continental army, and was one of the 
first settlers of Bucksport; drowned in Penobscot tiver July 12, 1798, 
aged 51. Erected by his grandson, Phineas Barnes. 

Lydia, wife of Shubael Brown, died May 8, 1847, aged 69. 

The De Oregoire Orant of Mount Desert Island. 81 




The General Court, July 6, 1787,* granted to M. De Gregoire 
and wife, ^^all such parts of the island of Mount Desert, and tracts 
of land (on the main) described in former grant, which now 
remain the property of the Commonwealth." In 1788, De Gre- 
goire petitioned the Court to divide the island of Mt. Desert, which 
was afterward done. The. same year the Greneral Court appointed 
Nathan Jones, Esq., of Gouldsborough, and General Samuel 
Thompson, of Brunswick, to superintend the survey of that part 
of the De Gregoire Grant which was on the main land, which 
was done in 1789. August 12, 1792, De Gregoire and wife sold 
out to Henry Jackson, <<a tract of land on the main," reserving 
lots deeded to settlers. July 9, 1796, Henry Jackson conveyed 
these lands to William Bingham, of Philadelphia. This tract <<on 
the main," comprised parts of the present towns of Ellsworth,. 
Trenton, Hancock and Lamoine. 


"Topsham, August 13, 1789. 

Gentlemen : — ^Agreeable to your instructions to repair to Frenchman's- 
Bay to superintend running the patent of Madam DeGregoire, we began 
at the mouth of Jordan's river, so called, then east about four miles, 
then north about eight miles, then running to Union river, a west course 
by the best of my remembrance, about seven miles, including all the- 
lands between Skillings river, Union river on both sides, Jordan's river 
so as to make up the French leagues mentioned in the patent, agreeably 
to bis Excellency Mr. Bowdoin's calculation, and by these, you may be* 
assured that I personally attended Mr. Peters' survey, as he was the 
surveyor under oath. Respecting the islands lying in part. I do not 
remember the names of all of them, but Hog Island, whereon one 
Bartlett lives, I well know and remember that it lays in the part of the 
patent with Hopkins and Cranberry Islands, and a number of other- 

I am, gentlemen. 

Your very humble servant, 

Samuel Thompson." 

JOHN peters' report. 

^^The outlines of the French grant are as follows : 

First we begun at a stake and stones near an old mill-dam on the 

• Ante, Vol. I, No. 11, pages 188 to 186. 

82 The De Ghregoire Grant of Mount Desert Island. 

eastern side of Skillings river, called Sweddand ( ?) mill ; from said 
stake and stone, we run first north 552 rods to Taunton Bay, then we 
crossed over said bay, 432*rods, the same course ; then from said bay 
we run 460 rods to a pine tree marked for north-east corner of said grant, 
then we run due west 7 miles and 56 rods to Union River ; thence we 
run same course on west side of Union River, 2 miles and 172 rods to 
a stake and stone ; from thence we ran south, 60 east to Union River ; 
thence we crossed said river, run the same course 176 rods to a stake 
and stone. This stands in Meletiah Jordan's field. From thence we run 
south, 18 1-2 west, to Union river, from thence following the shore 
to first mentioned bounds. These lines are taken by me, agreeable to 
the instructions I have received from Nathan Jones, Esq., and General 
Samuel Thompson, who personally attended to the same, in behalf of 
the Commonwealth. 

John Peters. 
Oak Point, January 28, 1789," 


Isaac Lord, December 19, 1788, Union river. 
Robert Milliken, December 13, 1788, Union river. 
William Jellison, December 13, 1788, Union river. 
John March, and two sons, Union river. 
Levi Foster, December 12, 1788, Union river. 
Allan Hopkins, December 12, 1758, Union river. 
Eben Floyd, December 13, 1788, Union river. 
William Crabtree, March 29, 1792, Sullivan. 
Benjamin Ward, March 29, 1792, Sullivan. 
William Davidson, March 28, 1792, Trenton. 
Peter Haines, March 28, 1792, Trenton. 
Job Anderson, December 13, 1788, Oak Point. 
David Sinclair, Jr., December 13, 1788, Oak Point. 
Roger Googins, December 1, 1788, Goose Cove, Frenchman's 

Edward Berry, December 11, 1788, Goose Cove. 
John Ford, October 13, 1791, Poison Point, Frenchman's Bay. 
Robert Gilpatrick, December 11, 1788, Frenchman's Bay. 
Shimuiel Hodgkins, December 13, 1788, Skillings river. 
Samuel Ball, December 12, 1788, Skillings river. 
Thomas Googins, December 30, 1788, Skillings river. 
Nathan Jones, Esq., January 28, 1789, in No. 1, £200. 
John Springer, December 13, 1788, Skillings river. 
Moses Hodgkins, December 13, 1788, Skillings river. 

Intentions of Marriage on Thomaaton Records. 83 

Ephraim Haynes, December 10, 1788, on the main land near 
Mount Desert Narrows. 

Moses Butler, May 5, 1792, Taunton Bay, not a settler. We 
seU out of generosity. 


Alex Jameson, of Campden, and Sarah Blackington, October 10, 1777. 
Samuel Williams, of Harpswell, and Ruth Lassell, of Thomaston, May 
22, 1777. 

Ebenezer Back, of Penobscot, and Elizabeth Mitchell, late of Belfast, 
October 17, 1779. 

William Philbrook, of Thomaston, and Diodama LasseU, of Warren, 
May 6, 1780. 

Ebenezer Buck, of Penobscot, and Molly Brown, of Thomaston, De- 
cember 19, 1780. 

John Nickels, of Newcastle, and Sarah McLellan, January 27, 1781. 

Abraham Jones, of Campden, and Mary Jameson, of Medomcook, 
both plantations, October 6, 1781. 

Leonard Metcalf, of Camden, and Susannah Wall, May 20, 1782. 

Elijah Bradford and Sarah Jones, both of Camden, June 29, 1782. 

John Harkness and Elizabeth Ott, both of Camden, July 27, 1788. 

(Elder) Thomas Ames and Mrs. Betsey Jordan, November 2, 1812. 

Joseph Richards and Elizabeth Young, both of Camden, August 14, 

George Brooks and Polly Wadsworth, both of New Canaan, January 

7, 1785. 

Robert Dunning, of Thomaston, and Betsey Bucklin, of Warren, 
February 14, 1794. 

Ebenezer Hale and Mary Ames, both of Montinicus, September 17, 

Benjamin Snow, of Thomaston, and Lucy Davis, of Warren, Novem- 
ber 14, 1792. ' 

Nath. Palmer and Sarah McGlathery, both of Camden, May 15, 

Samuel Jacobs and Peggy McGlathery, both of Camden, March 17, 

Atherton Oakes, of Pownalboro, and Betty Jordan, June 14, 1786. 

Joshaa Fuller, of Castine, and Mary Adams, of Thomaston, Novem- 
ber 26, 1808. 

Ben Snow, of Thomaston, and Mrs. Eliza Wiggins, of Warren, April 

8, 1811. 

84 Deposition in Time of the Bevolutionary War, £c. 


''I, Nathaniel Thomas, of Deer Isle, in the Connty of Lincoln, house 
carpenter, of lawful age, do testify and declare that I was at the house 
of Richard Crockett, of said Deer Isle, joiner, on the sixth day of March, 
and about sunrise of said sixth day of March, there entered the house of 

said Richard Crockett, three armed men, viz. : Beniah Low, Kemp 

and Daniel Marston, who were a part of a boat crew, commanded by 
Nathaniel Thompson, of Falmouth, in the county of Cumberland. Mr. 
Crockett attempting to go out of his door, said Kemp, Low and Mars- 
ton struck him several violent blows, with the butts of their guns, and 
one of them, viz., Marston, presented the muzzle of his gun (the gun 
being cocked) at the said Crockett, the others continuing to beat and 
wounded the said Crockett, tearing his clothes and abusing his person, 
rumaging his house and taking from thence guns, bullets and bags, 
which they carried away with them, when Mr. Crockett cried murder 
and for help. They said, ^'Damn him, kill him," speaking to the said 
Crockett, ^'we mean to kill you," and in consequence of abuse and ill 
usage the said Crockett was confined to his house for about a fortnight. 
The above said Richard Crockett is above seventy-three years old. 

Nathaniel Thomas. 

Falmouth, April 18, 1781. 

Sworn to before Enoch Freeman, J. P." 

I find that in the early part of the war of the Revolution, that there 
was a Nathaniel Thompson in command of a privateer. He was en- 
gaged in some questionable operations. The other names of persons 
referred to, I have no knowledge of. There were persons of the sur- 
names of each, in the vicinity, and their descendants are amongst us. 
Many of those early privateers were fitted out for gain, and they were 
not very particular, if they only took it, whether from friend or foe. 
The Crocketts of Deer Isle of this generation are amongst the best of 
the citizens. 

S. P. Mayberbt. 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 

''The Bangor Historical Magazine (Me.) goes steadily on its quiet 
but useful way, conserving facts which are slipping toward forgetfulness, 
and filling an unfilled place with unassuming fidelity. Joseph W. Porter, 
member of the Maine Historical Society, and of the N, E. Hist. Gen. 
Society, is its editor. [$2.00 a year.]" — The CongregaHanalist^ 


j^ s^ON'rrzcxi' 

Vol II. BANGOR, ME., NOVEMBER. 1886. No. V. 


Was the son of Joseph and Mary (Farmer*) Treat, of Boston, 
born there July 14, 1752. In 1769, he came to Fort Pownal, 
now Fort Point, where his half brother, Joshua Treat, was 
armorer to the fort. In 1773, he moved to what is now Bangor, 
and settled at the foot of Newbury street, and afterwards at what 
is now the Red Bridge, at the mouth of the Penjejawock stream, 
moving into a house built by Jedediah Preble. Some years after, 
he built a handsome framed dwelling house at Treat's Falls, 
occupying nearly the same site as the building of the Bangor 
Water Works. This house was afterwards enlarged and con- 
verted into that once well-known tavern, the *'Rose Place," and 
was afterwards burned and not rebuilt. He commenced business 
as a trader, and had a large trade with the Indians and others. 
He could talk the Indian language, and his services were always 
culled into requisition when treaties were to be made. He was 
engaged in navigation, and owned the first vessel built in Bangor. 

Deacon William Boyd was the builder. She was launched 

1793, amid great rejoicing, and much eating and drinking. In 
1785, he was chosen Major of the First Regiment in the Second 
Brigade of the Eighth Division of Massachusetts Militia ; John 
Brewer, of Orrington, being Colonel, and Benjamin Shute, of 
Prospect, Lieutenant-Colonel. 

He was engaged in business in Boston as a merchant in 1796, 
his name appearing in the Directory ot that year. He also had a 

* Id the Brewer cemetery is a gravestone with the following inscrf ption : *' Widow 
Mary Treat, mother of M^J. Robert Treat and Mrs. Elizabeth Hoiyoke, died Au^., 
1797. aged 76." A^ <^l^o Wm Oorq May 1, 1705, tbere n^qst be some error In this inscrip- 
tion. BpjTOH. 

86 Major Robert Treaty of Bangor. 

lumber wharf at Lynn for several years. He held many pobitions 
of honor and trust, and was a useful, respected citizen. He die4 
May 27, 1824, aged 72 years. 

He married first. Miss Mary Partridge, Nov. 28, 1774. She 
was born in Haverhill, Mass., 1757-8, and died June 10, 1801, 
aged 44. He married second. Miss Mary Gale, Feb. 28, 1804. 
She died February 20, 1842, aged 70, Children, all bom in Ban-, 
gor :— 

i. General Joseph Treat, born Pec. 8,1775; said by some to have 
been the first male white child born in Bangor. He was a Captnin in 
the war of 1812 ; afterwards elected Major and Brigjidier Genera) 
of the regiment on Penobscot River. He was a representative to the 
General Court of Mass., 1817-1818. A member of the Constitutional 
Convention 1820; Representative to the Maine legislature two ^''ears 
after. He was a man of ability, and a conspicuous citizen. He n^ny 
be called the founder of Mount Hope Cemetery, whiqh is on what 
was his and his father's estat<*. He never married. He lived in a 
two-story house. opposite the Water Works, which was torn down 
or moved away. He died Feb. 27, 1853, aged 78. Gravestone at 
Mot^nt Hope. 

ii. John Treat, b. Feb. 1, 1777; died Nov. 8, 1777. 

iii. Bqbert Treat, b. Aug. 1 1779 ; lost on his passage to Boston, in a 
vessel, Oct. 9, 1798. 

iv. John (Partridge)* Treat, b. July 21, 1783; moved his family U% 
Treat's Grant, now Entield. March, 1823. where he was a merchant; 
built mills, and was a promoter of all good causes and a woithy and 
much esteemed citizen. He died Sept. 18, 1857. He nnirried in 
Bangor Miss Kosanna Diiggans, Feb. 21, 1813; she died June 17. 
1842. (Children, the first four born in Bangor, the others in Knfit'ld : 

1. Mary Elizabeth Treat, b. Dec. 24. 1814; died Sept. 24. 1841. 

2. John Treat, b. July 10, 1817. resides Enfield; married and lias 


3. Edward Holyoke Treat, b. Nov. 15, 1820, now resides in Los 

Angelos, Cal. ; married. 

4. Joseph, b. Deo. 8, 18:^3 ; resides New York City. 

5. Sarah, b. Dec. 18, 1825 ; died July 17, 1847. 

6. Rosanna P., b. July 18, 1828; ra. ; died Juno 30. 1866. 

7. Margaret A., b. Oct. 15. 1831 ; married; died Sept. 10, 1869. 

8. Caroline P., b. June 1, 1834: married. 

V. Poi.LY Treat, b. Oct. 1, 1785; died Sept. 8, 1792. 

vi. Joshua Treat, b. Aug. 6, 1787; lived in Bangor; died Sept. 1, 1821. 
aged 34. Robert '1 reat. of Bangor, appointed administrator of his 
estate Aug. 6, 1822; married Elizabeth Parmeter. Child Clarissa, 
b. Sept. 23, 1818. 

vii. Betsey Treat, b. June 24, 1791 ; died Nov. 25, 1791. 

vlii. Samuel Treat, b. June -28, 1795; died July 2, 1795. 

ix. Robert H. Treat, b. May 18, 1798. 

X. Nathaniel Gale Treat, b. March 13, 18C7 ; merchant at Houlton 
many years; removed to Bangor and died Nov. 24, 1880; m. Miss 
Lucy J. McGrath, an adopted daughter of Gen. Treat; she died Oct. 
27, 1864, aged 42. Children residing in Bangor. One daughter 
married T. K. Savage. 

xi. Mart H. Treat, b. April 23, 1809. 

xii. Elizabeth H. Treat, b. Jan. 19. 1813; m. Nathan Jewell, of Ban- 
gor; she died April 2» 1860. 

* His middle name he never use^t 

Thomas Goldthwait. 87 



The Goldthwait frtmily in this country originated from Thomas 
Goldthwait, who settled in Salem, Mass., in 1634. His descend- 
ants do not appear to have been numerous or widely spread. One 
of their number, Ezekiel Goldthwait, was Clerk of the Courts for 
Suffolk County before the Revolution, and a magistrate of good 
I'epute. Another, Captain Philip Goldthwait, of Boston, ^married 
the youngest daughter of Captain Samuel Jordan, of Saco, about 
1758, and settled at Winter Harbor, where he resided for fifteen 
years. Several of the name now live in Boston. 

Of the subject of this sketch, who was born in Chelsea, Mass., 
little is known until 1755, when he acted as paymaster in an ex- 
pedition against the French at Crown Point, under the charge of 
General Waldo. Nine years later, he received the appointment 
of commander at Fort Pownal, at the mouth of the Penobscot 
river, succeeding General Jedediah Preble, who had been 
stationed there since 1759. The Waldo heirs granted to him 
and to Francis Bernard, son of Governor Bernard, a large tract of 
land near the fort, upon condition of settling thirty families there- 
on, of building an Episcopal church, and employing a minister. 
They made some progress in the undertaking, and erected a small 
brick chapel, the ruins of which were visible within a few years. 
It is not probable that any clergyman ever regularly officiated 
there, although services were occasionally held by Rev. Samuel 
West, chaplain of the garrison, and by Dr. William Crawford, 
its surgeon. The titles to several of the principal farms in Stock- 
ton are derived through this Waldo conveyance ; while the excava- 
tions for cellars which still remain attest the attempts at perma- 
nent settlement. 

In 1769, Goldthwait was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace, 
and in that capacity solemnized the first marriage which took 
place on Penobscot river. At Fott Pownall, he had a truck-house 
where an extensive tfade was maintained with the Indians. But 
his manners were repulsive, and his conduct was injudicious. The 

88 Thmuu CMdthwait. 

IndiflDB oomplflined that be was onfiir and extortionate. Accord- 
ingly, in 1770, he was superseded, and the command given to 
John Preble, a son of the General. He continued to reside near 
tiie fort, and as be was a ssealoos adherent to Gk>yemor Hutchin- 
son, the latter, upon assuming the gubernatorial chair in 1771, 
reinstated him. At that time he held the position of Colonel of 
the Second Regiment of Militia in Lincoln County. Two years 
later, a vacancy on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas 
having been caused by the death of Judge Denny, of Georgetown, 
Goldthwait was commissioned to fill the seat. His influence had 
now become considerable, but arrogance and unkindness to all 
with whom he came in contact, rendered him unpopular. Tradi- 
tion has preserved several anecdotes of his conduct. Early in the 
revolution, military ntores were sent him to distribute among the 
settlers. The people of Belfast, suffering for want of ammunition 
to procure game for food, applied to him for aid. Their request 
was contemptuously refused. A second appeal was made by a 
body of all the able-bodied men of the settlement, who informed 
him that they were determined to enforce their just request by 
force, if necessary. As they were all armed, Goldthwait was 
compelled to submit, and gave each one a liberal suppply of 
powder and shot. On one occasion, being attracted by a 
superior cow belonging to one of his poor neighbors, he said, ** That 
heifer is mine," and caused her to be driven away, without ever 
rendering any equivalent. 

When too late, the government found that Goldthwait's couh 
mand at Fort Pownall bad been greatly to the public detriment. 
As political troubles increased, communication with the Indians 
declined, and both at Fort Point and at Kenduskeag, where his 
son was engaged in trade, he attempted to monopolize the entire 
business of selling goods at an exorbitant and illegal profit. Early 
in 1775, he permitted Mowatt, who afterwards destroyed Falmouth, 
to carry away the guns of the fort, thereby rendering it defense- 
less. The same year his petition to the General Court to be paid 
for his services was referred, but never reached final action. Con- 
gress, soon after, in an address to the Indians of Maine, remarked, 
'* Captain Goldthwait has given up Fort Pownall into the hands 

Machias Inscriptions* 89 

of the enemy, and we are angry with him/' His removal followed, 
and the fort was placed under the charge of CoL Jonathan Buck, 
of what is now Bucksport. Goldthwait retired to the British for 
protection.* During the war he embarked for Nova Scotia, was 
shipwrecked on the passage, and perished. Mr. Sabine, in his 
American Loyalists, described Goldthwait as <<an extortioner; 
arbitrary and cruel.'' And another writer, who had an acquaint- 
ance with many of his contemporaries, says, ** Few residents on 
Penobscot, worthy of being mentioned, ever left behind them a 
more reprehensible political character than that of Judge Goldth- 
wait. He hated a Whig, and being a fit tool of prerogative power, 
affected to believe no measures too severe against him who would 
not bow obsequiously to the crown and its minions. He had his 
reward, for his name to this day is mentioned with execration." 



In memory of London Attus, and Eunice his wife. Erected in 1855. 

1871, Jan. 6, Horatio G. Allan, aged 69 yesirs i month. 

1850, July 28, Mr. Levi Bowker, born in Scituate, Mass., July 25, 

1763, died July 28, 1850; a fcoldier of the Revolution. 
1854, Feb. 23, Betsey (Watts) his widow, aged 88 yrs. 9 mos. 
1833, June 14, Mrs. Catharine C, wife of William Burnham, 55. 
1877, Jan. 3, Capt. George Burnham, aged 86 yrs. 6 mos. 
1869, Sept. 7, wife Mary L. — — , aged 70 yrs. 8 mos. 
1761, Feb. 17, Eliza Dow, aged 6S. 
1037, Fhineas Haskell, aged 68. 
1813, Sept., Ralph Bowles, born in Boston, March, 1789. 

1851, Aug. 15, W. R. H. Bowles, aged 52. 
1869, June 29, Widow Philena, aged €S, 

1866, Nov. 29, William Brown, aged 69 yrs. 7 mo. 
1829, March 14, Mrs. Ellen Crocker, aged 63. 
1863, May 16, Deacon William A. Crocker, aged 71. 
181 7, Sept., Hannah Crocker, widow of Rev. Josiah Crocker, born 
Taunton, Oct. i, 1729; died Machias. 

1880, Sept. II, A. Chandler, aged 70 yrs. 4 mo. 

1861. April 15, wife Olive S., aged 42 yrs. 6 mos. 

iS67, Oct. 4, Julia Patten, wife of Alex. T. Campbell, aged 62. 

1846, Nov. 23, James H. Edgecomb, aged 49, 

* Members of his fiunily afterwards went to EoKland, where, in 1784, his daaghter 
married Dr. Silvester Qardiner, a loyalist, and a large landed proprietor on Kennebec 
river. The age of Dr. Gardiner was then 76, and hers 28* 

90 Macktae Inscriptions, 

1870, May 12, Elizabeth, his wife, a^ed 63. 

i860, Dec. 18, Deborah Farnsworth, of Jonas, aged 77* 

1881, May 2, Lemuel Gay, aged 80 yrs. 6 mo. 35 dys. 

1883, Jan. 13, wife Mary, aged 79 yrs. 3nio. 27 dys. 

1882, April 17, Thomas Gardiner, aged 89. 

1863, Oct. II, wife Sarah B., aged 74 yrs. 2 mos. 

1858, May 15, Rebecca C, wife of Henry Gallison, aged 42, 
1882, June 8, Mary, wife of John Keith, aged 62 yra. 2 mos. 3 dys* 

1864, Jan. 29, Deacon John S. Kelley^ aged 75. 
i860, June 29, wife Sarah^ aged 78. 

1835, Jan. 8, Jonathan Longfellow, b. Sept. 6, 1770. 
1843, Oct. 3, wife Sally, aged 70. 

1830, May I, Isaac Longfellow, born Sept. 27, 1772. 
1861. May 5, wife Polly^ aged 85 yrs. i mos. 19 dys. 

1861, Jan. II, Jonathan Longfellow, aged 85. 

1862, Oct. 24, wife Margaret, aged 82. 

1856, Aug. II, Cap:. Jacob Longfellow, aged 90. 

1851, Jan. 15, wife Tarphenes, aged 80 yrs. 9 mos. 24 dySk 

1884, June 28, Sally Longfellow, aged 86 yrs. 4 mos. 
1843, April 25, Amasa B. Longfellow, aged 37. 

1859, Feb, 6, Major David Longfellow, aged 58 yrs. 7 mos. 
1847, Oct. 23, James C. Lyon, aged 35. 

1874, Sept. 20, William Morey, born Ashford, Conn., Feb. 25, 17845 

died Sept. 20, 1874. 
i860, July I, wife Hannah, aged 75. 
1859, March 6, 1859, Benjamin Nichols, aged 79, formerly of Bow- 

doin, Me. 
1867, Sept. 17, Edward Nichols, aged 50. 
1866, Jan. 29, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Nathan Huckins, aged 54. 

1847, Dec, 12, Benjamin Ham, aged 46. 
1854, Sept. 9i Isaac P. Ham, aged 47. 

1 841, May 14, Ichabod Perry, aged 66. 

1854, March 12, wife Paulina, aged 74. 

1878, March 7, Abial Preble, aged 69 yrs. 2 mos. 10 dys* 

1878, April 14, wife Sarah, aged 69 yrs. 9 mo. 25 dys. 

1871, Oct. 5, Madam Alice Potter, (?) aged 88. 

1856, Dec. II, Rufus King Porter, aged 62. 

1848, July 3, Eunice, wife of Chas. Palmer, aged 31. 
1847, Aaron E. Pennell, aged 34. 

1874, April 30, Wm. F. Penniman, aged 77 yrs. 9 mos. 

i860, Sept. 15, wife Olive, aged 70 yrs. 8 mos. 

1861, Jan. 14, Isaac C. Pennell, aged 77. 

1847, April 30, wife Mary, aged 54. 

1864, April 9, David Reynolds, aged 73 yrs. 8 mos. 

1869, April 12, wife Almira S., aged 77 yrs. 5 mos. 

1 87 1, Sept. 13, Nancy Sanborn, born Nov. 18, i8ot. 

1836, Sept. 7, Joseph Stuart, aged 68. 

1857, March 2, wife Joan, aged 75. 

1853, July 22, Geo. Smith, born Sept. 14, 1781- 
1811, Oct. 17, wife Sally, born June 20, 1781. 

Treaty with the Passamaquoddy Indians. 91 

■ Z — I . ■ f * VW M «W ■ »■■ ■■ - ■ ■ ■ ■ .11 J . ..^ ....■- I ■ . 

1877, March 28, George G. Smith, born March i, 1808. 

1844, ^®^' 251 John Smith, aged 53. 

1838, Mary, wife of William B. Smith and daughter of Stephen 
Thatcher, born May iQ» 181 2. 

1864, June 14, William Smith, aged 6^ yrs. 6 mos. 

1804, Nov. 4, in memory of Gen. George Stillman, born March 7, 
1751, died 1804, aged 53. 

1799, Feb. 5, Rebecpa, his consort, born March 13, 1752. 

|8io, Feb. 25, in memory of Sarah Hillard, wife of John B. Hillard, 
and daughter of General George and Mrs., Rebecca Still- 
man, born July 2, 1785. 

1853, July 10, Deacon Harrison Thatcher, born in Wareham, Mass., 
Dec. 24, 1783. 

1833, April 12, wife Deborah, aged 44 yrs. 10 mos. 7 dys. 

1835, Feb. 28, Marshall Thaxter, aged 75. 

1843, April 9, wife Susannah, aged 72. 

1844, Jan. 25, Doct. Newell Wetherbee, aged 56. 

1S44, March 25, Abram Williamson, aged — . Sarah, his wife, — . 



" To all people to whom this present agreement shall be made known : 
We, Alexander Campbell, John Allan, and George Stillman, Esquires, 
a committee appointed and authorized by the General Court of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts to treat with, and to assign certain 
lands to the Passamaquoddy Indians, and others connected with them, 
agreeable to a Resolve of said General Court on the 26th of June, the 
year of our Lord 1794, of the one part, and the subscribing chiefs and 
others, for themselves and in behalf of the said Passamaquoddy tribe, 
and others connected with them, op the other part, Witnesseth, that 
the said committee in behalf of the Copmonwealtb aforesaid, and in 
consideration of the said Indians relinquishing all their rights, title, 
interest, claim, or (}emand on any land, or lands, lying and being within 
the same Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and also engaging to be 
peaceable and quiet inhabitants of the said Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, without molesting any other of the settlers of the Commonwealth 
aforesaid, in any ways, means, whatever, — in consideration of all which 
the committee aforesaid do hereby sign and set off to the aforesaid 
Indians the following tracts or parcels of land, lying and being within 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, viz. : All those islands lying and 
being in Schoodic river, between the falls at the head of the tide and 
the falls below the forks of the said river, where the north branch and 
west branch parts, being fifteen in number, containing one hundred 
acres more or less. Also Township number two in the first range, sur- 
veyed by Mr. Samuel Titcomb in the year of 1794, containing about 
23,000 acres, more or less, being bounded as follows :^- 

Pasterly by township No. one, first range, northerly by township No. 

92 TreaJty with the Passamaquoddy Indiana. 

two, second range, westerly by township No. three, first range, soather- 
ly by the west branch of Sehoodick river and lake. Also Lire's Island, 
lying in front of said township, containing ten acres more or less, 
together with one hundred acres of land lying on Nemoass point, adjoin- 
ing the west side of said township ; also Pine Island, lying to the west- 
ward of said Nemcass point, containing one hundred and fifty acres, more 
or less ; also assign and set off to John Baptiste La Cote, a French 
gentleman, now settled amongst the said Indians, one hundred acres of 
land, as a settler in township No. one in first range, lying at the falls of 
the carrying places of the north branch of the Sehoodick river, to be 
intitled to have said land laid out to him in the same manner as settlers 
in new townships are intitled ; also assign to said Indians, the privilege 
of fishing on both branches of the river Sehoodick without hindrance or 
molestation, and the privilege of passing the said river over the different 
carrying places thereon. AH which islands, townships, tracts, parcels 
of lands and privileges being marked thus, -|- in the plan taken by Mr. 
Samuel Titcomb, with the reservation of all pine trees, fit for masts, 
on said tract of land, to government, they making said Indians a reason- 
able compensation therefor ; also assign and set off to the said Indians, 
ten acres of land, more or less, at Pleasant Point, purchased by said 
committee in behalf of the said Commonwealth, of John Frost, being 
bounded as follows, viz. : beginning at a stake to eastward of the 
dwelling house and running north 25 degrees west 54 rods, from thence 
running north 56 degrees east 38 rods to the bay, from thence running 
by the shore to the first mentioned bounds, viz. ten acres ; also a privi- 
lege of setting down at the carrying place at West Passamaquoddy, 
between the bay of West Quoddy and the bay of Fundy, to contain 
fifty acres. The said islands, tracts of land and privileges to be con- 
firmed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the said Indians, and 
their heirs forever. In testimony of all which, we, the said Alexander 
Campbell, John Allan and George Stillman, the oommitcee aforesaid, and 
in behalf of the Commonwealth aforesaid, and the chiefs, and other 
Indians aforesaid, in behalf of themselves and those connected with 
them, as aforesaid, have hereunto set our hand and seal at Passama- 
quoddy, the 29th day of September, in the year 1794." 
Signed, on the part of the government, 

On the part of the Indians, 


Samuel Titcomb, 
John Frost, Jr. 

Alexander Campbell, 
John Allan, 
George Stillman. 

Francis Joseph Neptune, 

John Neptune, 

Pier Neptune, 

Joseph Neptune, 

Pier Denny, 

Josiah Dennt, 

Joseph Tomas. 

TrecUy with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 93 

INDIANS, JUNE 29, 1818. 

This writing indented and made this twenty-ninth day of June, one 
thousand eight hundred and eighteen, between Edward H. Robbins, 
Daniel Davis and Mark Langdon Hill, Esqs., commissioners appointed 
by his excellency John Brooks, governor of the commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, by and with the advice of council, in conformity to a re^ 
solve of the legislature of said commonwealth, passed the thirteenth 
day of February, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, to 
treat with the Penobscot tribe of Indians upon the subject expressed in 
said resolve, on the one part ; and the said Penobscot tribe of Indians, 
by the undersigned chiefs, captains and men of said tribe, represent- 
ing the whole thereof, on the other part, Witnesseth, That the said 
Penobscot tribe of Indians, in consideration of the payments by them 
now received of said commissioners, amounting to four hundred dollars, 
imd of the payments hereby secured and engaged to be made to them 
by said commonwealth, do hereby grant, sell, convey, release and quit- 
claim, to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, all their, the said tribes, 
rijjht, title, interest and estate, in and to all the lands they claim, occupy 
and posscbS by any means whatever on both sides of the Penobscot 
river, and the branches thereof, above the tract of thirty miles in length 
on both sides of said river, which said tribe conveyed and released to 
said commonwealth by their deed of the eighth of August, one thousand 
seven hundred and ninety-six, excepting and reserving from this sale 
and conveyance, for the perpetual use of said tribe of Indians, four 
townships of land of six miles square each, in the following places, 

viz : 

The first beginning on the east bank of the Penobscot river, oppo- 
Mte the five islands, so called, and running up said river according to 
its course, and crossing the mouth of the Mattawamkeag river, an 
extent of six miles from the place of beginning, and extending back 
from said river six miles, and to be laid out in conformity to a general 
plan or arrangement which shall be made in the survey of the adjoining 
townships on the river — c ne other of said townships lies on the oppo- 
site or western shore of said river, and is lo begin as nearly opposite to 
the place of beginning of the first described township as can be, having 
regard to the general plan of the townships that may be laid out on the 
western side of said Penobscot river, and running up said river accord- 
ing to its course, six miles, and extending back from said river six miles. 
Two other of said townships are to begin at the foot of an island, in 
west branch of Penobscot rjver in Nolacemeac lake, and extending on 

94 Treaty with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 

both sides of said lake, bounding on the ninth range of townships, sur- 
veyed by Samuel Weston, Esq., which two townships shall contain 
six miles square each, to be laid out so as to correspond in courses with 
the townships which now are, or hereafter may be surveyed on the 
public lands of the state. And the said tribe do also release and dis- 
charge said commonwealth from all demands and claims of any kind 
and description, in consequence of said tribe's indenture and agreement 
made with said commonwealth, on the eighth day of August, one thous- 
and seven hundred and ninety six, by their commissioners, William 
Sheppard, Nathan Dane, and Daniel Davis, Esquires ; and we the 
undersigned commissioners on our part in behalf of said commonwealth, 
in consideration of the above covenants, and release of the said Penob- 
scot tribe, do covenant with said Penobscot tribe of Indians, that they 
shall have, enjoy and improve all the four excepted townships described 
as aforesaid, and all the islands in the Penobscot river above Oldtown 
and including said Oldtown island. And the commissioners will pur- 
chase for their use as aforesaid, two acres of land in the town of Brewer, 
adjoining Penobscot river, convenient for their occupation, and provide 
them with a discreet man of good moral character and industrious habits, 
to instruct them in the arts of husbandry, and assist them in fencing and 
tilling their grounds, and raising such articles of production as their 
lands are suited for, and as will be most beneficial for them, and will 
erect a store on the island of Oldtown, or contiguous thereto, in which 
to deposit their yearly supplies, and will now make some necessary 
repairs on their church, and pay and deliver to said Indians for their 
absolute use, within ninety days from this date, at said island of Old- 
town, the following articles viz : one six pound cannon, one swivel, 
fifty knives, six brass kettles, two hundred yards of calico, two drums, 
four files, one box pipes, three hundred yards of ribbon, and that annu- 
ally, and every year, so long as they shall remain a nation, and reside 
within the commonwealth of Massachusetts, said commonwealih will 
deliver for the use of said Penobscot tribe of Indians at Oldtown afore- 
said, in the month of October, the following articles viz : five hundred 
bushels of corn, fifteen barrels of wheat flour, seven barrels of clear 
poik, one hogshead of molasses, and one hundred yards of double 
breadth broad cloth, to be of red color one year, and blue the next 
year, and so on alternately, fifty good blankets, one hundred pounds of 
gunpowder, four hundred pounds of shot, six boxes of chocolate, one 
hundred and fifty pounds of lobacco, and fifty dollars in silver. The 
delivery of the articles last aforesaid to commence in October next, 
and to be divided and distributed at four different times in each year 
among said tribe, in such manner as that their wants shall be most 
essentially supplied, and their business most effectually supported. 
And it is further agreed by and on the part of said tribe, that the said 
commonwealth shall have a right at all times hereafter to make and 
keep open all necessary roads, through any lands hereby reserved for the 
future use of said tribe. And that the citizens of said commonwealth 
shall have a right to pass and repass any of the rivers, streams, and 
ponds, which run through any of the lands hereby reserved, for the 

Treaty with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 95 

purpose of transporting their timber and other articles through the 

In witness whereof, the parties aforesaid have hereunto set our hands 
and seaK 

EdwM H. Robbins. (Seal.) 

Dan'l Davis. (Seal.) 

Mark Langdon Hill. (Seal.) 

John Etien, Governor.* (Seal.) 

John Neptune, Lt. Governor. (Seal.) 

Francis Lolon. (Seal.) 

Nicholas Neptune, (Seal,) 

Sock Joseph^ Captain. (Seal.) 

John Nicholas, Captain. (Seal.) 

Etien Mitchell, Captain. (Seal.) 

Piel Marie. (Seal.) 

Piel Peruit, Colo. (Seal.) 

Piel Tomah, (Seal.) 

Signed^ sealed and delivered \ 
in presence of us: f 

Lothrop Lewis, 
Jno. Blake, 
Joseph Lee, 
EbenV Websters 
Joseph Whipple. 

INDIANS, AUGUST 17, 1820. 

Whereas^ The state of Maine by her commissioner, Lothrop Lewis, 
Esq., has enga^^ed to assume and perform all the duties and obligations 
of the commonwealth of Massachusetts toward us and our said tribe, 
whether the same arise from any writing of indenture, treaty or other- 
wise at present existing; and whereas said state of Maine has obtained 
our consent and that of our said tribe to said assumption and arrange- 
ment — ^now know all people to whom these presents shall come, that 
we whose hands and seals are hereunto affixed, for and in behalf of our- 
selves and the Penobscot tribe of Indians, so called, to which we belong 
and which we represent, in consideration of the premises, do hereby 
release to said commonwealth of Massachusetts all claims and stipula- 
tions of what name or nature soever, which we or all or any of us or 
our said tribe have on or against said commonwealth, arising under any 
writing of indenture, treaty, or otherwise, existing between said 
commonwealth of Massachusetts, and said Penobscot tribe of Indians. 

In witness whereof, we the undersigned chiefs, captains and men of 
said tribe, represemting the whole thereof, have hereunto set our hands 

* The Indians all made their mark except Nicholas Neptune. 

96 Treaty with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 

and seals this seventeenth day of August, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and twenty. 

Governor John Etien. 

Lieut. Governor John Neptune. 

Francis Lolon, Qiptain. 

Captain Etien Mitchell. 

Piel Mitchell, Capt. 

Sock Sosep, Capt. 

Piel Marie, Capt. 

Suasin Neptune, Capt. 

Awasoos Mitchell, Capt. 

John Ossou, Capt. 

Joseph Marie Neptune, Esq. 

Joseph Lion. 

Glocian Awasoos. 

Capt. Nicholas Toinah. 

Sabattis Tomah. 
Signed^ sealed and delivered ) 
in presence of us: ) 

William D. Williamson, 
Joseph Treat, 
Ebenezer Webster, 
William Emerson, 
Stephen L. Lewis, 
John Blake, 
Eben Webster. 

INDIANS, ANGUST 17, 1820. 

This writing, indented and made this seventeenth day of August in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, by and 
between Lotbrop Lewis of Gorhara in the county of Cumberland and 
state of Maine, esquire, commissioner, appointed by William King, 
Esquire, governor of said state, by and with the advice and consent of 
the council, in conformity to a resolve of the legislature of said state 
passed the twentieth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty, to treat with the Penobscot tribe of Indians 
in said state, upon the subject expresssd in said resolve, on the one part; 
and the said Penobscot tribe of Indians, by the undersigned, chiefs, 
captains and men of said tribe, representing the whole thereof on the 
other part : Witnesseth ; That, the said Penobscot tribe of Indians, in 
consideration of the covenants and agreements, hereinafter mentioned, 
on the part of said commissioner, in behalf of said state, to be performed, 
kept and fulfilled, do hereby grant, sell, convey, release and quitclaim, 
to said state, all their, the said tribe's right, title, interest and estate, in 
and to all the lands and possessions, granted, sold and conveyed by us, 

Treaty with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 97 

to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, by our writing of indenture, 
made with said commonwealth by their commissionersf the honorable 
Edward H. Robbins, Daniel Davis and Mark L. Hill, Esquires, June 
the twenty ninth, in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and eighteen, saving and excepting, the reservations, in said indenture 
made and expressed. Meaning and intending hereby, to substitute 
and place, the said state of Maine, in the stead and place, of the 
said commonwealth of Massachusetts, to all intents and purposes what-* 
soever, as it regards said indenture last mentioned, with the said tribe 
of Indians, so that all and singular, the lands, rights, immunities or 
privileges) whatsoever, which said commonwealth of Massachusetts 
did, might, or could hold, possess, exercise and enjoy, under or by 
virtue of said indenture, or treaty, or by any other indenture, treaty or 
agreement whatsoever, shall be held, possessed « exercised and enjoyed 
in as full and ample a manner by said state of Maine. 

And the undersigned commissioner, on his part, in behalf of said 
state of Maine, in consideration of the premises, and of the foregoing 
covenants and engagements of said tribe, does hereby covenant with 
said tribe, that they shall have and enjoy, all the reservations made to 
them^ by virtue bf said treaty of the twenty ninth of June eighteen hun- 
dred and eighteen. Aud the undersigned commissioner, in behalf of 
said state of Maine, does hereby further covenant and agree with said 
tribe, that, as soon as the commonwealth of Massachusetts, shall have 
made and fulfilled the stipulations on her part to be done and perform- 
ed^ under and by virtue of the fifth article of an act, '* relating to the 
separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and form-> 
ing the same into an independent state,'' passed June the nineteenth, 
eighteen hundred and nineteen, then the said state of Maine, shall and 
will, annually, and every year, in this month of October, so long as they 
shall remain a nation, and reside within the said state of Maine, deliver for 
the use of the said Penobscot tribe of Indians, at 01dtown,the following 
articles ; to wit : five hundred bushels of corn, fifteen barrels of wheat 
flour, seven barrels of clear pork, one hogshead of molasses, and one 
hundred yards of double breadrh broadcloth, to be of red color, one 
year, and blue the next year, and so on alternately, fifty good blankets, 
one hundred pounds of gunpowder, four hundred pounds of shot^ six 
boxes of chocolate, one hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco, and fifty 
dollars in silver. 

It being meant and intended, to assume and perform, all the duties 
and obligations of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, toward the ^^aid 
Indians, whether the same arise from treaties or otherwise, and to sub- 
stitute and place, the said state of Maine in this respect, to all intents 
and purposes whatever, in the stead and place of the commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, so that said tribe may have continued to them, all the 
payments, and enjoy all the immunities and privileges, in as full and 
ample a manner, under this indenture or treaty, as they could have re- 
ceived or enjoyed, undei' the said treaty, of the twenty ninth of June, 
eighteen hundred and eighteen, if this present treaty had not been made« 

Saving and excepting the two acres of land, which Were by the treaty 
of June twenty^ninth) eighteen hundred and eighteen, to be purchased 

98 Hepori of Oomfnissumers^ 

£6r the use of said tribe, in the town of Brewer, the performance of 
which, has been relinquished by the said tribe to the commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. « 

Reserving however to the government of this state, the power and 
right to ratify and confirm, at pleasure, the doings of said commissioner 
in the premises. 

In witness whereof, the parties aforesaid, have hereunto set our hands 
and seals, the day and year first within written. 
Lothrop Lewis. 
John Etien, Governor. 
John Neptune, Lt. Govemon 
Captain Francis Lolon. 
Captain Etien Mitchel. 
Captain Piel Mitchell. 
Sock Sosep^ Captain. 
Piel Marie, Captain. 
Suasin Neptune,Capt. 
Awasoos Mitchel, Capt 
John Ossou, Capt. 
Joseph Maria Neptune, Esq« 
Joseph LioUk 
Glocian Awasoos. 
Capt. Nicholas Tomah. 
Sabattis Tomah. 
Signed^ sealed and delivered ) 
in presence of us : \ 

Wm. D. Williamson, 
William Emerson, 
Joseph" Treat, 
Stephen L. Lewis, 
Jno. Blake, 
Eben Webster. 




To Ihe governor and council of the state of Maine, 

yune session^ A, D, 1833. 
We the undersigned commissioners appointed on the part of the 
state of Maine, to treat with the Penobscot tribe of Indians for the pur- 
chase of such lands belonging to said tribe as they are disposed to sell 
to said state, have attended to the duties of said appointment and report^ 
that they have succeeded in purchasing the four townships belonging 
to said Indians, being north of the mouth of the Piscataquis river, as 
will appear by the deed of the same signed by the governor and chiefs 
of said tribe, and executed according to their usages, and herewith 

Bond given by the Commissioners. 99 

submitted for your consideration. In discharge of the duties devolving 
on us in this negotiation, we were aware of the ditficulties always 
attendant on subjects of this character, and especially at this time, dis* 
united as they have long been by factions and party animosity ; but we 
are happj to say that they received the proposition made by us, cor- 
dially, convened their council and chiefs, consisting of members of both 
parties, and after frequent public deliberations for several weeks, and 
frequent interviews with us by delegates appointed by their convention, 
and receiving from us full explanation of the subject, we were notified 
by them to attend their convention, where, after having rend the deed 
of conveyance, by their request, their signatures were then prefixed in 
presence of the witnesses borne on said instrument. All which is 

A. M. ROBERTS, > ^ 

THOMAS BARTLETT, J Commissioners. 


Whereas we, Amos M, Roberts, of Bangor, and Thomas Bartlett, 
of Orono, in the county of Penobscot, Esquires, commissioners ap- 
pointed by the governor of Maine, to purchase for said state such of the 
lands of the Penobscot tribe of Indians as they might be disposed to 
sell, having met the governor and principal men of said tribe in the 
council chamber of said tribe, on the iQth day of June, A. D. 1833, for 
the purpose of purchasing the lands aforesaid, and having discussed 
the subject of the meeting in open council, and there obtained the con- 
sent of said tribe to sell their four townships of land to said state, and 
whereas^ the governor and lieutenant governor, by his attorney, by him 
appointed for that purpose, the councillors and captains of said tribe, 
then and there executed to said state, under their hands and seals, a 
deed of said four townships, povenanting for themselves and in behalf 
of said tribe to warrant and defend the same to the state against the 
claims of said tribe. Now therefore, we the commissioners aforesaid, 
in consideration of the premises have and do hereby covenant with said 
tribe of Indians, in behalf of the state of Maine, to pay to said tribe 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars, in the manner following, to wit : said 
sum of fifty thousand dollars shall be deposited in the state's treasury, 
and the interest, reckoning from the date hereof, shall annually be paid 
under the direction of the governor and council of said state, through 
the Indian agent, for the benefit of said tribe: provided it should in 
their opinion, be required for the comfortable support of said tribe, 
and if at any time, at the annual settlement any part of said interest 
should remain in the treasury, unexpended, it shall be added to the 
principal of fifty thousand dollars and become a part thereof, and said 
sum of fifty thousand dollars, together with such increase as it may 

100 Heminiscences of Penobscot River. 

from year to year receive, and shall forever remain in the treasury an 
accumulating fund, for the benefit of said tribe. 

In witness whereof, we the said commissioners, have hereunto set 
our hands and seals this loth day of June, A, D. 1833. 
Signed^ sealed and delivered \ 
in presence of ) 

(L. S.) 
(L. S.) 

We hereby certify that the above obligation is a true copy of the one 
we gave to the Indians. 

A. M. ROBERTS, > r„„„:..:«„»« 

THOMAS BARTLETT, | Commissioners. 

Bangor, January, 1834. 



On the second day of February, 1813, my father, David W. 
Haynes, left Bangor and moved to what is now the town of Edin- 
burg, arriving there the next day. He then was the uppermost 
settler on the river, and so remained for four years. He had a 
farailj' of five sons and two daughters. There was a man, Jona- 
than Roberts, lived on the adjoining lot next below ; on account 
of hard times and scarcity of provisions he moved to Eddington, 
1814, and lived there three or four years, and then moved back 
on to the old place and lived there several years. At the time he 
moved there, there was in that township (Edinburg) but a few 
settlers. Solomon Comstock lived on what is now called Corn- 
stock Point, just below him Wm. Ayers, then James Spencer, 
and on the lower lot Sam Ayers. That composed all who lived on 
the township. 

There lived in what is now Passadumkeag, at that time, on the 
lower side of Passadumkeag stream, Joshua Ayers ; below him, 
about two miles, his brother Enoch Ayers, and his son-in-law 
Simeon Pratt Evans ; just below him James Cummings and his son 
Benjamin, and a large family of girls, and one other son of the 
name of Goodrich ; below him lived Elisha Turtellot, near the 

« Born in Bangor, March 9, 1866; died in Passadumkeag, August, 18S6. 

Hemtntscencea of Penobscot River. 101 

■ — I 

lower line of the township. Three years after he moved away and 
Phillip Spencer moved on to same place and lived there several 
years. Thomas Kneeland moved into town about 1816-17, on to 
the lot lately occupied by Eldridge G. Haynes, above the point. 
He had five or six sons and daughters, who married and settled on 
lots adjoining. He lived there until 1825-26, and one of those 
years he was up to Aroostook hunting and was murdered, it was 
supposed by Indians at the time, but it was afterwards thought 
by parties who were with him. 

About 1822, Joshua Hathaway from Brewer, moved to Passa- 
dumkeag Point, where he lived quite a number of yeai-s, and 
afterward moved up the Passadumkeag about two miles, to the- 
north of Cold stream, where he died. 

At the time we moved up river, there was some settlements up- 
the Piscataquis river, in what is now Howland and Maxfield, at 
what was called Board Eddy, so called on account of that being 
a stopping place for rafts that they used to run from Sebec and 
other towns above there. For a number of years Howland was 
rather thinly settled until Major (Wm.) Hammatt came there and 
built a mill on the Sebois Stream, and afterwards Miller, (W. R.) 
and others built a mill at the north of the Piscataquis ; after that 
it increased pretty fast for a number of years, but of late it has 
been going back. The next settler in Edinburg was Jessie Hath- 
om, Robert Nichols, Roland Dudley, Daniel Dudley, John Piper, 
afterwards R. B. Tarbox, Isaac P. Haynes, Alvin Haynes, El- 
bridge G. Haynes, and myself. All lived there until after 1833. 
Since then we have all moved away. 

In 1813, and for a number of years, lived in Argyle, at the- 
lower part of the town, William Bailey, Philip Spencer, Jr.^ 
William Freese, Isaac Freese, Geo. Freese, John Freese, John^ 
Marsh, Stephen Bussell, Samuel Grant and his sons William,. 
Edward, and one other ; William Costigan, Peter Robishaw, Wm. 
Foster, Philip Richardson and sons, Joshua Eldridge, John. 
Spencer, Nath. Danforth, and a man of name of Isley. Almost all 
of the above are dead, and those living there now are their de- 
scendants. At that time, there lived in what is now called Green- 
bush, William Low, Stephen Rowell and his son, Benj. Stanley, 

102 Marriages Solemnized in Belfast, 1799 to 1809. 

who lived on Stanley Point, Ebenezer Littlefield, from Kendall's 
Mills, the father of Samuel, Solomon and Giles. Ebenezer and 
Moses lived at the foot of Olamon Island. 


[Communicated by Dr. Edward M. Field»l 

1799, Jan. 10, Capt. John Limeburner and Miss Jennie Miller, both of 

Jan. 10, Samuel Frescott, Jr., and Miss Mary Burkmar, both of 

Jan. 22, Joshua Marshall and Miss Rachel Chaples, both of 

March 7, Samuel Phillips, of Quantabacook, and Mary Crooks, 

of Northport. 
Nov. 20, Reuben Enowlton, of Northport, and Mrs. Sally French, 

of Belfast. 
Nov. 28, Benjamin Stevenson and Miss Nabby Sayward, both of 

Nov. 28, Joseph Curtis and Miss Jenny Knowlton, both of Belfast. 
Dec. 24, 1799, Robert White and Miss Susanna Patterson, both 

of Belfast. 

1800, Feb. 20, William Kidder and Miss Acsa Decrow, both of Duck- 

trap Plantation. 

March 9, William Patterson and Miss Jennie Clary, both of Bel- 

Sept. 1, William Cunningham, of Quantabacook, and Miss Su- 
sanna Carter, of Northport. 

Oct. 30, Isaac JSenter and Miss Hannah Patterson, both of Bel- 

Dec. 31, Nathaniel Hartford aud Miss Abigail Fowler, both of 

1801, July 12, Stephen Hadley and Miss Lydia Clark, both of Belfast. 
July 19, Capt. Starrett Patterson and Miss Elizabeth Reed, both 

of Belfast. 
July 19, George Bnrkmar and Miss Patty Brown, both of North- 

1802, March 25, Walter McFarland and Miss Phoebe Newton, both of 

May 25, William Bryant, of Sunnebec,t and Miss Hannah John- 
son, of Quantabacook. 

* A most worthy citizen of Belfast, who died March 4, 1811, aged 47. 
t Now Appletoo* 

Petition of Inhabitants of Deer Isle and Sedgwick. 103 

May 27, Bobert Beattie and Miss Polly Browns, ( ?) both of North- 

Jane 27, Abiezer Trask and Miss Polly Johnson, the former of 
Sidney, and the latter of Greene Plantation.* 
1809, March 9, Ezra Woodman and Miss Betsey DoUoff, both of Greene. 

Jane 27, Joseph Mason, of Belfast, and Miss Nancy Gilman, of 

Aag. 80, John Campbell and Miss Rhoda Evans, both of Qaanta- 

Deo. 29, Silas Bennett and Miss Polly Maddocks, both of Belfast. 
1804, Jan. 1 , William Doble and Miss Frances Powers, both of Belfast. 

Feb. 6, Benjamin Johnson and Miss Priscilla Robinson, both of 
Greene Plantation. 

June 10, Joel Presoott and Miss Mary Grant, both of Northport. 

Ang. 29, John Fish, of Davistown, f and Miss Susannah Cun- 
ningham, of Balistown.l 

Sept. 15, Moses Kinney and Jennie Enowlton, both of North- 

Oct. 18, Joseph Cross and Miss Lucy Jackson, both of Quanta- 

1807, March 5, Isaac Jackson, of Greene, and Betsey Bessey, of Paris. 
July 2, Moses Hewes, of Greene, and Lydia Veazie, of Greene. 
July 21, Jacob White and Miss Sally Weeks, both of Belfast. 
Sept. 20, William Rice and Sally White, both of Greene Planta- 


1808, Feb. 21, Daniel Boyington and Betsey Patterson, both of Greene 


1808, July 30, Lemuel Gubtail and Nancy French, both of Belfast. 

1809, April 19, Abraham French and Miss Susanna Thomas, both of 


WICK, FOR AID IN 1775.§ 


[CommuDicated by J. F. Pratt, M. D., Ohelwa.] 

To the ffentlemen of Provincial Congress of Massachusetts Govern- 
ment at Concord^ sendeth Greeting: 
Humbly Representing unto your Honors our distressed condition on 
account of the General distress that ariseth from bad Statesmen and 
King at Home, By sending an army and vessels of force, destroying 

* Now Beanmontt or Belmont. 

t MontvUle. 

t Whitefleld, or Jefferson. 

{ This petition was granted, and Gol. Jonathan Buck, of Backsport, was appointed 
•tmoDer of the bounty. [WlUiamaon's History of Maine, vol. II, page 426; ante, vol. 
I, page 71. Sditor. 

104 Major Bohert Treat. 

boating and stopping all trade and commerce, rendering us incapable of 
procuring the least sustenance of bread or other sustenance for us or our 
Families as we formerly used to enjoy, and as we avow ourselves Sons 
of Liberty for the Commonwealth of ourselves and others — We humbly 
Petition your Honours to take our distressed condition into your most 
wise consideration, and thereupon may be pleased to send us such nec- 
essary supplies as assured is wanted, for our Lumber, which we used to 
procure such things, is become of no use to procure such things. 

Firstly, bread, corn, molasses, coffee, salt pork, sheepswool, flax, 
shoes and other clothing, and lastly, powder and ball or lead by these, 
stand again, your and our enemy. One or two of our brethren will 
affirm the same or tell it your Honours by word of mouth. We do not 
ask these necessaries for nothing, but are willing to pay for them in 
lumber when these distressing times are over. So praying that God 
may grant you wisdom and guide your honors unto all truth and preserve 
us from hands of all your and our enemies. Farewell. 

Egemagan Reach, number four. 

June 11, 1775. Our names followeth. 

Robert Byard, 
John Caiter, Jr., 
John Carter, Sen., 
Daniel Bridges, 
John Billing, 
Elisha Hopkin, 
Jona. Greenlaw, 

Eben Greenlaw, 
Richard Welts, (?) 
John Eston, 

Daniel Bridges, 
Smith Woodard, 
John Corsen, 
Jacob Orcut, 
Joseph Makin, 
Moses Eaton, 
Josiah Harden, 
Elijah Richardson, 
Alexander Greenlaw. 


rcontioaed fh)iii page 86, with additions.] 

yiii. Samuel Treat, b. Juue 28, 1795 ; died July 9. 

ix. Robert H. Treat, b. May 18, 1798; died £nfleld, Jan 11, 1843. 

X. Nath. Gale Treat, b. March 13, 1807 ; merchant in Houlton many 
years; remoyed to Bangor, died here Xoy. 25, 1888; married at 
Houlton Miss Lucy J. McGhith, May 22, 1842. She died In Baniror. 
Oct. 27, 1864, aged 42. Children: 

1. Mary B., resides in Banuor. 

2. Joseph F., resides In N. i. City; married. 

3. Josie L., resides Exeter, N. H. 

4. Lizzie A., resides Adams, Mass. ; married. 

5. Samuel G., resides Boston. 

6. Grace A., married Thomas K. Sarage of Bangor, merchant. 

7. Nathaniel, deceased young. 

8. Lucy, deceased young. 

xl. Mart H. Treat, b. April £), 1809; died February, 1844. 

Note.— The correct date on the grayestone of widow Mary Treat, in Brewer ceme- 
tery, is ^ died Aug., 1797, aged 95." A^ she was born in Benton, May 1, 1705, baptized 
second church, May 6, 1705, the age must be wrong on the gravestone. 


j^ j^ontt: 



Simon Crosby was in Woolwich about 1748. Where he was 
born I have not learned, although I think, probably in Braintree, 
Mass. He lived on the east side at Monsweag for over twenty- 
three years.* He moved to what is now Bangor, in 1773, and 
settled on what was then the south line of the township, lots num- 
ber one and two, Park Holland's survey. I give a copy of a letter 
which I have seen ; 

**Hampdbn, April i2, 1838. 
Dea. Sewall Crosby : — My father moved to the Penobscot and settled 
in Bangor in 1773, from Woolich in Lincohi county, with a family of 
ten children, one born after settling here. Three of them still alive — 
brother John, aged 81, and myself 79, and one sister residing in Har- 
rington, N. H. aged 75, named Polly Smith. 

Your Uncle etc., E, Crosby." 

Simon Crosby was a sturdy, honest, industrious man ; a church 
member. The old church record of Georgetown says, * 'Simon 
Crosby and Sarah wife of Simon Crosby, admitted to ye church, 
June 8, 1766.*' He had but little education, although probably 
as much as the average of his time and circumstances. He died 
March 7, 1796, aged 70, and lies buried on the old homestead, 
which be settled upon when he first came to Bangor and where 
his gravestone may now be seen. 

He married 1750, Sarah, daughter of Nicholas and Mehetable 
(Storer) Sewall of York. On the Georgetown records is the fol- 
lowing intention of marriage : <* Simon Crosby and Sarah Sewall 

« I am uDiler obligations to Rev. H, O. Thayer, of Woolwich, for iDfomiatioi) relate 
iDg to Mr. Crosby at that pltice, 

106 Simon Crosby and FamUyn 

Feb. 13, 1749-50." She was born in York, July 1, 1731, and 
probably came to Georgetown to see her brother John who lived 
there. She was sister to the learned Professor of Hebrew at 
Harvard College, Stephen Sewall, who graduated there 1761 and 
died at Cambridge 1804. She was also aunt to Rev. Jotham 
Sewall, the well known minister and home missionary. She died 
June 1, 1810, and was buried beside her husband. Governor 
Williamson who had seen her says, '^shewas a remarkably sedate, 
sensible, Godly woman." 

"September 12, 1800. Sarah Crosby, widow, of Bangor, Nicholas 
Crosby, merchant, of Salem, John Crosby Esquire, Ebenezer Crosby, 
yeoman, Rachel Crosby of Hampden, single woman, Mary Smith and 
John Smith of Old York, mariner, Ann Crosby and Rebecca Crosby 
of Bangor, single women, and Sally and John Brown of Belfast, yeo- 
man, sell for $500 to Timothy Crosby, one half of the place where the 
said Timothy now lives in Bangor.'* Hancock Record, vol. 13, page 


"April 14, 1803, John Crosby and Ebenezer Crosby of Hampden, 
sell to Timothy Crosby lor $200 their right, title and interest in the 
lot settled by Simon Crosby of Bangor, deceased, who was father to 
said Timothy, John and Ebenezer Crosby. Signed, 

John Crosby. 

Sally Crosby. 

Ebenezer Crosby. 

Bathsheba Crosby." 

Children, the dates of birth of the first ten are upon the Wool^ 
wich records : 

i. Nicholas, b. in Georgetown. Dec. 24, 1750, of Salem, Mass. 

li. Stephen, b. Oct. 8, 1752; nnniarried. died in the West Indies. 

lii. Rachel, b. Dec 14, 1754. She was one of the oriffinai members of the 
Brewer Church. As of Salem, Mass., she married her cousin. 
General Henry Sew^all, of Augusta, June 3, 1811. She died at 
Augusta, June 15, 1830; no children. He died Sept. 11. 1845, aged 
93 years. 

iv. John, b. in Woolwich. April 19, 1757, of Hampden. 

▼. Ebenezer, b. April 12, 1759, of Hampden. 

vi. Mehetable, b. May 16, 1700. I have no account of her, she probably 
died young, 

vii. Mary. b. Isov. 24, 1762 ; m. John Smith, of York, afterwards of Bar- 
rington, N. H. 

viii. Timothy, b. March 28, 1766, of Bangor. 

ix. Anna or Nancy, b, May 21, 1768; m. George Hatiburton, merchant 
of Castine and Frankfort, his second wife, Feb. 16, 1816-17. She had 

no children; died . He married llrst, Mary, daughter of Dr. 

William Crawford, of Fort Pownall. Cliildren— Mary Ann, George 
married Crosby, of Hampden, Margaret and WiUiam. 

X. Rebecca, baptized Oct. 27, 1771; died in Bangor unmarried 1824; 
Timotliy Crosby appointed administrator of lier estate 1824; as such 
sells Sept. 30, oue-uinth of I^ot No. 2, in Bangor. 

Simon Orosby and Family. 107 

xi. Sallt. b. Nov. 12, 1774; in. firet, Jonn. Nesinith. of Belfast, Me., 
Oct. 17, 1797; he died July 26, 1798, aged 26. She married sec .nd in 
Bangor, by Col. Jonathan Eddy, John Brown. Jr.. of Bcilfast, 1799, 
his second wife. She died May 19, 1819. He died Oct, 19, 1824, 
aged 61. Children:— 
1. Sewall Brown, b. May 14, 1801 ; died Sept. 1802. 
9. John Brown, b. Dec. 26, 1802, lived in Hampden; m. Deborah 
Freeman, of Frankfort ; 8 children. 

3. Sarah Brown, b. Dec. 26, 1802, twin; m. Joseph Hobbs, of 

Hope ; 8 children. 

4. Ruth Brown, b. Dec. 9. 1804; m. John Houston, of Swanville; 

lived and died Winterport; 3 children. 

5. Nicholas Crosby Brown, b. March 28, 1806; lived in Belfast; 

m. Jane Stevenson; 3 children. 

6. Nancy Crosby Brown, b. Oct. 19, 1807; m. William Thompson, 

of Frankfort ; died there ; G children. 

7. William Gllmore Brown, b. Nov. 5, 1810, of Bangor, m. Eliza- 

beth Kichards^ of Bangor; she died; 3 children. 

8. Harriet Brown, b. Nov. 12, 1812; m. Lemuel Clark, of Frank- 

fort: 9 children. 
8. Henry Sewall Brown, b. May 13, 1816, of Bangor; m, first 

Miss Sarah Jarvis Milliken, of Surrv. She died 1852. 

He marrie<] second, Miss Hannah Elfza, daughter of Henry 
Call, Sept. 28, 1853, born Oct. 18, 1823. Children, Henry A., 
b. April 2, 1848 ; Lizzie C, b. June 5, 1850; Frederick Sewall, 
b. Aug. 18, 1854; William Crosby, b, Aug, 19, 1856, died 
May 1, 1857; Edwin Call and Edgar Lowden, b. Nov. 27, 
1859; Sarah Milliken, b. Nov. 5. 1862; died Oct. 5, 1863. 
^li. Reuben, died unmarried. 

Nicholas'^ Crosby son of Simon* Crosby, born December 24, 
1750, came to Penobscot with his father. Gov. Williamson* says 
he was an intelligent trustworthy man, and was appointed Naval 
Officer for Penobscot in 1779 — an office he held until his death 
in 1801. At that time, 1779, all the port, maritine and revenue 
duties devolved on him as there were no collectors until the 
iftdoption of the Federal Constitution, lie was first succeeded in 
his office by George Billings, and next by John Lee. He seems 
to have lived in Bangor, Hampden, Castine and Salem, Mass. 
He was connected in business, with his brother-in-law, Benjamin 
Smith, in selling lumber and other business, both in Salem and 
Bangor, until 1799, when the firm was dissolved. He seems 
after this to have been a mariner. * 'Nicholas Crosby mariner, of 
Salem, Mass. sells to William Boyd, of Bangor, ship carpenter, 
one lot of land in Bangor, said to contain 100 acres formerly 
owned by Thomas Goldthwait, Sept. 19, 1792," Nicholas Crosby 
I suppose, died in Salem 1801. His wife Elizabeth administered 

• See ante, vol. I, page 81. 

108 Simon Crosby and Family. 

on his estate. He married Elizabeth Smith, of Salem . She 

•died ■-. Children were : — 

i. Elizabeth Crosbt, b. Oct. 16, 1782; m. Deacon David Sewall, of 
Bath, Oct. 21, 1806. She was of Salem, Mass. He died Not. 22, 
1869, ased 87 years 9 months and 8 days. She died Dec. 27, 1855< 
Their children were: — 
1. Emeline H. Sewall, h- Oct. 7, 1807; m. Rev. David Quimby 
Coshman, of Wiscasset, Feb. 13, 1838. He is the well Icnown 
clergyman and historian. Mrs. Cushman died in Bath, March 
27, 1886. Mr. Cushman now resides in Warren. Their 
daughter, Emeline A., b. June 21, 1841, married William U. 
Hoogman, of Warren, June 13, 1865 ; they have four sons, 
a. Benjamin Crosby Sewall, b. July 26. 1811 ; m. Susan Proctor 
Cai-penter, of Foxboro, Mass., Oct. 17, 1844; resides in 
Detroit, Michigan, with their two children. 

ii. Deacon Stephen Sewall Crosby, b. ; merchant of Bangor. 

''A very pious and excellent man." An original member and Deacon 
of the first church in Bangor, Nov. 27. 1811, from Orrington 

(Brewer) Church. He moved to Haverhill, Mass., dismissed 

to church there May 18, 1840. He married first. Miss Martha Allen, 
Jan. 9, 1815; she admitted first church, June 9, 1813. and died July 
14, 1819. He married second Miss Ann Elliot, of Haviirhill, Mass. 

1825. She came from church in Haverhill, to first church in 

Bangor, and dismissed to same place May 18, 1840* Children : — 

1. Fredericlc, b. March 3, 1816. 

2. Stephen S., b. July 29, 1817 ; died July 31. 

3. Stephen S. a&:ain, b. Sept. 1, 1818; died June 27, 1819. 
ili. Benjamin Sewall Crosby, b. ; died unmarried. 

iv. Margaret Crosby, b. ; admitted first church in Bangor. April 

26. 1816; ni. Major Jonathan Hasl&lns. of Hampden, May 23. 1816, or 
June 15. 1816 ; daughter. Marv H., Dec. 12, 1836-3<1^ lie died Jan« 
28, 1840, aged 52, Bangor. -'Jan. 28, 1809, David Sewall, of Bath, 
and Elis!a. nis wife, Margaret Crosby of Bath, Stephen Sewall Crosbj-, 
of Hampden, heirs to estate of Nicholas Crosby late of Salem, Mass.. 
deceased, sell for $100 to Timothy Crosby, of Bangor, an hiterest in 
Lot No. 2, in Bangor, being lot formerly owned by Simon Crosby, 

General John Crosby, son of Simon Crosby, born April 19, 
1757. He came to Penobscot with his father in 1773, and soon 
after settled in what is now Hampden, near the Sowadabscook 

" He entered largely into lumbering, ship bnilding and trade, and in 
1806 was the most diBtiuguished merchant on the Penobscot waters. 
When the Penobscot Bank, with a capital of $150,000, was put in opera- 
tion under its charter of March 14, 1806, he was chosen its president. 
It was located at Bucksport, and was the first bank on the river, or east 
of Wiscasset. The directors loaned money so largely on real estate, and 
into weak hands, that in a few years the corporation became unable to 
redeem its bills, and therefore made an assignment to William Gray, of 
Boston, who engaged to redeem them, and to pay its debts, in considera- 
tion of a bond executed by the president and cashier, with sureties that 
the amount in circulation did not exceed what the books exhibited. 

Jahaziah Shaw was cashier — a careless man ; and in some way through 

Simon Crosby and Famdy. 109 

bis improvidence, Mr. Gray redeemed over $40,000 beyond what was 
said to have been issued ; and consequently Mr. Crosby had to pay $20, 
000 or more — the penal sum of his bond. This loss and some others 
would have taken from him all his property, had not Mr. Gray, in com- 
passion for his afflictions, and in conviction of his perfect honesty, gener- 
ously resigned to him his homestead, without price or payment. 

General Crosby's military career was rapid and elevated. On the 
resignation of Col. John Brewer, and Lt.-Col. Benjamin Shute, in 1797, 
when John Blake took command of the regiment, he was chosen major. 
He was an officer of good stature, commanding countenance, and fine 
appearance. On the resignation of Richard Hunnewell, the brigadier, 
in 1800, he succeeded him ; being elected over all the colonels. He held 
the position until 1807. 

For several years Gen. Crosby was the federal candidate for senator, 
but was never elected, as the democrats had a majority in his district. 
He possessed handsome abilities. His character was not merely unblem- 
ished : he was a man of piety. He loved pure religion, and what is 
uncommon, he and his son were deacons of the same church at the same 

He was in service in the Revolutionary war. In Jul}' , 1779, he 
removed his family and drove his cattle to Camden where he re- 
mained tor some time. After the British left the river he returned. 
He was also an officer in the war of 1812 and rendered himself 
particularly obnoxious to the British. In 1814, General Crosby 
for Hampden, and Amos Patten for Bangor, were dispatched to 
Halifax to intercede for the inhabitants of these towns. They re- 
turned in December, having been absent six weeks, with the Sir 
John Sherbroke's ultimatum. The settlement of matters proceded 
slowly. The treaty of Ghent was concluded on the 24th of De- 
cember, and reached America Feb. 11, 1815, and everything 
fell through in consequence. Peace came* 

He was admitted to the first church in Bangor, April 26, 1816, 
and dismissed to the new church in Hampden, April 5, 1817. 
He died May 25, 1843, aged 86. His will dated Dec. 21, 1840, 
proved Sept. 1843, *' gives to wife Pamelia, household furniture 
and $100 to be paid by Executors in one, two and three years ; 
the remainder by children, John Jr., Daniel, Heirs of Maria 
Dudley, Sarah Dudley, Melinda Mitchell, Joan Treat, and Elmira 
Emery, share and share alike.*' 

Elias Dudley, Executor. 

He married first Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Wheeler, the 

110 Simon Crosby and Family », 

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first settler in Hampden (1767) she bom in Durham, N. H., Jan. 
30, 1762, died May 28, 1828. He married second Mrs. Pamelia 
Kelley , of Frankfort. Children all born in Hampden. 

i. JOHK, Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1786; lived in Hampden. He held many official 

S>6ition8; died Oct. 3, 1863, ag^d 77; m. Ann K.^ only daughter of 
on. Simeon Stetson, of Hampden, Dec. 34, 1823. She born Feb; 
25, 1800, died Sept. 10, 1879. Children all born in Hampden : 

1. Charles S., b. October, 18*24; graduated Bowdoin College 1846. 

He read law and commenced practice in Bangor ; was in the 
war of the rebellion, and afterward removed to Manchester, 
Iowa. He died Jan. 23. 1881. He married Miss Eyeline 
Owen, of Brunswick, in 1850. No children. 

2. John, Jr., of Hampden and Minneapolis; m. Olive L., daughter 

of Franldin Muzzy, of Bangor, May 22, 1866. She died June 
* 24, 1876, aged 35. He married second Miss Emma Gilson. 

3. ElizalHith K., ; unmarried ; resides Topeka, Kansas. 

4. Henry C, ; died in the Army June 12. 1863. 

5. Daniel, b. Feb. 1835; graduated Bowdoin College 1855: resides 

Topeka, Kansas. 

6. Anna K., b. March 2, 1840; m. Hon. Lucilius A. Emery, of 

Ellsworth, Nov. 9. 1864. He graduated Bowdoin College, 
1861 ; now Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court. 

7. Sarah D.. ; unmarried ; resides at Topeka. 

8. Simeon S., ; unmarried; died May 14, 1863. aged 26. 

9. Maria B., ; m. Abram Hammatt. 

«. JOANNA, b. April 21, 1788 ; died Jan. 12. 1800. 

iii. Deacon Benjamin, b. April 21, 1790, of Hampden; Deacon of church 
there; distinguished for his piety; died June 3. 1873. He married 
ills cousin Sally Sewall Crosby, of Bangor, Jan. 1, 1818. She died 
: no children. 

iv. Betsey, b. Nov. 13, 1791 ; died Nov. 14. 

V. Sally, b. Sept. 19. 1792; m. Hon. Ellas Dudley, of Hampden, 1815. 
He was Executive Councilor, and held other offices; died Jan. 29, 
1867, aged 78. She dleil -. Children— Sarah, m. Barnabas Free- 
man, of North Yarmouth ; Mary Godfrey ; John Crosby; Ann Maria; 
Ellas James; Irving and Ann Eliza. 

vi. MAKiA,.b. April 9, 1794; m. Edward Dudley, Esquire, of Hampden. 

vii. Eliza, b. July 11, 1796; died Nov. 28. 

vlli. Melinda, b. Oct. 5. 1797; ui. Uev. David M. Mitf^hell. of Waldoboro, 
March 14,1821. He graduated Dartmouth College 1811; ordained 
minister at Waldoboro. June 19, 1841; afterward lived at South 
Natick, Mass. They had a daughter who married Rev. E. E. Strong, 
who graduated at Dartmouth College 1852, of Waltham and Ando*> 
ver. Mass. in 1855. 

ix. Daniel, b, Oct. 8, 1799. 

X. Joanna, b. Oct. 29, 1801 ; m. Colonel Robert Treat, of Fi-ankfort. 
Dec. 21. 1823. 

xi. Elmika, b. Oct. 10, 1804; ni. Daiiiel Emery, of Hampden. He died in 
Hampden ; she died out west. 

Ebenezer Crosby, son of Simon Crosby born April 12, 1759, 
lived in Hampden and died there, possibly lived a few years at 
Miramiehi. He died . 1838 aged 79. He married Bathsheba 
Nevers, daughter of Doctor Phineas Nevers, of Bangor. Doctor 
Nevers died soon after the marriage, and his sons and possibly 

Simon Crosby and Family. Ill 

their mother moved to Miramichi, where I think Ebenezer Crosby 
and Timothy Crosby lived for a short time, they marrying sisters. 
She was an original member of Brewer church, dismissed from 
that church to First Church, Bangor, March 11, 1812, and after- 
ward to the church in Hampden, March 2, 1817. She died . 

He married second, Mrs. Ruth S. Holbrook, widow of Samuel 

Holbrook , she died February 19, 1850, aged 74. Children 

from Hampden records : — 

i. Mehitable. b. Oct. 15. 1786; died May 18, 1797. 

11. Hannah, b, June 11, 1788, died unraarried. 

ill. William, b. Miraminhi, June 1, 1790; lived in Hampden, died there 

about 1832. She married second, Elijah Skinner, of Corinth ; she 

died in Banf or a few years since, 
iv. Polly, b. Miramichi. March 7, 1792; m. Chase Parker, July 21, 1816. 

They removed to Dover, Me., where they both died. 
V. Jane, b. Dec. 22. 1793; m. Edward Clements, of Frankfort, July 13, 

1824; both died there; left a large family 
vi. Ebenkzek, Jr., b. Dec. 31, 1796; settled in Hodgdon or Houlton : m. 

and had a large family, 
vii. Rachel, b. July 22, 1797 ; m. Davis Wasgatt, of Hampden ; lived and 

died there, 
viii. Samuel, b. Jan. 24, 1800; lived in Hampden; moved West about 

1870; m. Mary Ann Haliburton; both died. 
ix. Sophia, b. July 19, 1803 ; m. Abraham Colborn, of Frankfort. 

Major Timothy Crosby, son of Simon Crosby, born March 
88, 1766, lived in Bangor, on the homestead of his father. Cap- 
tain of militia and Major. «*A most worthy man." He died 
September 3, 1825, aged 59.* He married Hannah, daughter of 
Colonel and Doctor Phineas Nevers, of Bangor, about 1789. She 
was admitted to the First Church in Bangor March 11, 1812, by 
letter from the First Church in Orrington (Brewer.) She died 
November 1, 1844, aged 76. Children, all bom in Bangor: — 

I. James Crosby, b. at Miramichi. while his parents were there, Nov. 20. 
1790. He was an esteemed citizen and distinguished merchant of 
Bangor. He died in Portland. Oct. 15, 1850. aged 60. He married 
first, Miss Charlotte Hills. Nov. 11,1816; b. April 4, 1797; died 
May 27. 1828. He married second. Miss Eliza Leland. daughter of 
Deacon Eiiashib Adams, of Bungor, March 21, 1831. She was born 
Oct. 24, 1806. and now resides at tlie old family mansion in Bangor. 
Children, all born in Bangor : 

1. James, b. June 16, 1818; died July 21. 1837. 

2. Josiah Hills, b. May 8, 1820; died March 20. 1823. 

3. Charlotte Catherine, b. June 9. 1822; m. William S. Peabody, 

of Bangor, Mav 28, 1844; she died Nov. 18, 1^44; he died 
at Bucksport, July 10, 1877. 

• His ftineral was the first one attended by Rev. Swan L. Pomroy, pastor of the first 
church in Bangor, after his settlement here; and the Itmeral of bis son, James Crosby, 
Emq., was the first attended by Rev, George B. Little, pastor of the same church, after 
liis settlement here. 

112 Simon Crosby and Family. 

4. Joslah, b. Nov. 11, 1824; died April 5, 1825. 

5. Sarah Hills, b. March 24, 1828; m. Rev. George M. Adams, 

Jan. 22, 1852. She died in Conway, Mass., Sept. 24. 1859. 

6. George A., b. May 31. 1832; died July 7. 1856. 

7. John L., b. May 17. 1834; graduated at Bowdoin College 1853 ; 

merchant in Bangor, now City Treasurer; married Miss 
Kosa M. Lunt, Sept. 27. 1855. Children— George Adams, b. 
Aug. 10, 1856, married and resides in Bangor; Caroline 
Leland, b. May, 1858. married, resides in Bangor; James, b. 
May, 1862 ; Charles Drummond. b. Dec. 1863, married, resides 
in Bangor. 

8. James, b. Sept. 2 1838; died Dec. 26. 

9. James H., b. May 22, 1840; graduated at Yale College 1862; 

Clergyman, resides in Bangor: married Miss Helen E. Blake, 
of New Haven. Conn. She died May 5, 1868, aged 29 years, 
4 months and 10 days. 
10. Anna L., b. July 7, 1846; died April 29, 1867. 
ii. Timothy Crosby, Jr., b. June 9, 1793; shipwriglit; lived on the old 
homestead in Banjp^or; died Jan. 21, 1872. He married first, Miss 
Lucy Hay ward, of Concord, Mass.. June 22, 1821. She died Aug. 
19. 1S66. aged 66 yrs. 8 nios. 28 dys. He married second. Miss 
Mary T. Merrill, of Portland, April 23. 1868. She died Nov. 17, 1884, 
agecf 76. Children all born in Bangor: 

1. George, b. March 27, 1823, resides in Bangor; m. Mrs. Susan 

J. Wellington, of Brewer, Feb. 1, 1844. She died June 24, 
1879 aged 62; has children. 

2. John Henry, b. April 8, 1824, resides in Bangor; m. Miss 

Ahneda C. Blanchard, of Searsport, June 22, 1847. Has 

3. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1826; m. James S. Bedlow. of Bangor. 

She died in Bangor, June 19, 1858. He died in Portland. 

4. Emoline Sewall, b, April 24, 1829; died Oct. 1832. 

6. Fanny M., b. June 1, 1831; m. General James H. Butler, of 
Hampden, June 22, 1852. 

6. Benjamin S., b. Nov. 22, 1834, resides in Florida; m. first. Miss 

Anna E., daughter of Elias. and Sarah Dudley, of Hamp- 
den. 1858. She died Feb. 14, 1864, aged 28 years 5 months 
and 9 days; m. second. Martha VV Alden, Jan 10, 1865. 

7. James E., b. ; died hi Bangor, ; m. Mary E.. daughter 

of Bowen Holman, of Bangor, April 3, 1862; had children. 

Hi. Sally Sewall, b. May 21, 1795; m. her cousin Deacon Benjamin 
Crosby, of Hampden, Jan. 1. 1818. 

iv. Harriet, b. Aug. 20, 1799; ni. Rev. Manning Ellis, of Brooksville, 
1826. She died there May 16. 1827. He died in Bangor, Feb. 26, 1854, 
aged 56. 

V. Olive, b, June 21, 1802; died Oct. 8, 1880. 

vi. Kev. John, b. Sept. 11, 1803. Graduated Bowdoin College. 1823; 
settled mini.ster Castine June 11. 1828. His health failed and he re- 
signed Feb. 26, 1832. and went to Barbados, where he died Ma}*^ 26. 
1833. He married Miss Catharine Hills, July 22, 182—. She died 
Jan 28. 1837. One son. John. Jr., who was of Castine, Sept. 22, 1843, 
petitioned to have James Crosby appointed his guardian. 

vii. JOTHAM Sewall, b, Msiy 29, 1808, lived on a part of the old Home- 
stead in Bangor, where he died Sept. 22, 1885. He married first. 
Miss Martha D., daughter of Stephen Holland. 1833. She died Aug. 
12, 1836, aged 26. He married second, Mrs. Martha T, Kowell, 1838, 
now living. Children, all born in Bangor: 

1. Martha D., b. July, 1836; m. John W. Abbott, of Bangor, 1865. 

2. Emma H.. b. June, 1842; m. Frank Dwinel, merchant of Ban- 

gor. 1870. 

3. Rufus Henrv, b. Sept. 1844; died 1845. 

4. Fred S., b. March, 1847, merchant of Bangor; m. Miss Mabel 

L. Thissell, of Bangor, 1883. 

5. Albert H., b. Feb. 1851 ; m. Miss Alice Briggs, 1873. 

6. Frank B., b. Feb. 1854: m. Miss Sarah Reed, 1876. 

The Congregational Churchy Bluehtll, 113 


From notes prepared by Bev. Jona. Fisher in 1810 with additions by the late 
B. G. W. Dodge Esquire. 

Before the settlement of the ministry in Bluehill, the town was 
supplied with preaching during several years, a part of each year 
by different candidates, hired sometimes by subscriptions, some- 
times by tax. Among these candidates were the following : — 
Rev. Mr. Lancaster two summers, Mr. Little, Oliver Noble, Mr. 
Currier one summer, Seth Noble, Mr. Sawyer two or three months, 
Mr. Read, Simeon Miller, three months for two or three seasons, 
Mr. Lyon, Mr. McClintock, Mr. John Cleaveland, just after the war, 
Mr. Huse, 1793, Jonathan Fisher, 1794 and 1795. The town was 
further assisted by the occasional labors of missionaries, of these 
Rev. Daniel Little of Wells took the most active part and in 
October 7, 1772 embodied a Congregational church in the place, 
which was bound together by a covenant subscribed by the follow- 
ing names : Ezekiel Osgood, Nicholas Holt, Jonathan Day, John 
Roundy, Thomas Coggins, Peter Parker Jr., Joseph Wood and 
Nathan Parker. The wives of all these, except Thomas Coggins 
and Nathan Parker were received to the privilege and under the 
watch of the church. Two years after this, August 20, 1774, 
the Rev. Mr. Little met with this church for prayer and Christian 
conference, at which time the two senior members, E. Osgood 
and N, Holt were appointed to officiate as Deacons. The care of 
the table furniture was committed to J. Wood. A letter of 
thanks was voted to Elder Enoch Titcomb for his donation of 
communion vessels. 

During the interval between this time and the time of the 
settlement of the minister, the congregation proceeded upon the 
plan of the half-way covenant, and by different ordained ministers, 
about 183 adults and children were baptized, of which a record 
has been preserved. A number of these belonging to No. 4, now 
Sedgwick. At the time of settlement of the ministry the practice 
of half way covenanting was laid aside. June 12, 1794, upon the 
application of Rev. Abial Abbot, who had been preaching at 
Penobscot, Mr, Jonathan Fisher, born at New Braintroe, Mass., 

114 The Oongregational Churchy BluehUl. 

Oct. 7, 17G8 and graduated at Harvard College, July 18, 1792, 
embarked for Bluehill in the schooner Ranger of Penobscot, Capt. 
Dyer, and on the 15th landed at Bigvvaduce, on the 1 7th reached 
Bluehill. October 9, 1794, Mr. Fisher, after having supplied the 
people of Bluehill with preaching sixteen sabbaths, set sail for 
Boston. July 8, 1795 Mr. Fisher arrived in Bluehill the second 
time. Aug. 27, Rev. Jonathan Powers was ordained to the pas- 
toral charge of a Congregational Church at Penobscot. The same 
day at evening, two young men and one young woman, returning 
from the ordination were drowned in the Southern Bay, Sedgwick. 
October 5, 1795 Mr. Fisher received a call to settle at Bluehill 
and was ordained 1 3th July, 1796, as appears by documents 
herein given. 

" To the Selectmen of Bluehill^ the petition of the subscribers^ In- 
habitants of said town respectfully shew: 

That whereas the said town has hitherto been universally disposed to 
have the Gospel preached among them certain time in each year, in- 
creasing with regard to time, as they found themselves growing in 
wealth and popularity. And whereas from the uncertainty of procur- 
ing persons to officiate in that capacity, to their liking for three or four 
months in a year, your petitioners seriously believe they will as cheer- 
fully as heretofore, agree to provide one during life. 

And whereas it must evidently appear to every one, that the longer 
this business is postponed, and the greater number of different Picachers 
the town may employ, the greater will be the division among them, un- 
til each man may wish to have his particular Minister, and by that 
means have no one. 

Your Petitioners therefor request, with a view to preserve that peace 
and harmony, which hath hitherto subsisted among us, that you call a 
meeting of said town within a month from the date hereof, to take the 
said matter into their serious consideration. 

Nicholas Holt. 
Joseph Wood. 
John Roundy. 
Jonathan Day. 
Ezekiel Osgood. 
Daniel Osgood. 
Joshua Horton. 
Nathan Parker. 
Reuben Dodge. 
Jedediah Holt. 
Bluehill, Aug. 25, 1795. 

'* The Committee appointed to lay Proposals before the town at their 
meeting, which stands adjourned to Fridavj the i6th October inst., to 

Nehemiah Hinckley. 
Israel Wood. 
James Carter. 
Thomas Coggin. 
Robert Wood. 
John Peters, 
John Osgoo<l. 
Israel Robinson. 
Edward Carlton.*' 

JTie Congregational Churchy BluehiU, 115 

be offered to 'Mr. J. Fisher, to settle with the town. Report it as their 
opinion that Mr. Fisher may be allowed i^ 120 settlement to be paid 
from the produce of the Town rye which they calculate to answer that 
purpose ; or give £60 m cash, and build him a barn of 40 by 30 feet. 

And that he be allowed £60 in cash, and fall and clear 6ve acres of 
land on the Minister lot annually, for ten years for his salary, and after 
the expiration of ten years, that he be allowed £So salary yearly, dur- 
ing his services to this town as their minister. 

It is also the opinion of your Committee that Mr. Fisher be allowed 
f\\G. weeks in each year to absent himself from the service of the church 
to visit his friends. 

Bluehill Oct. 16, 1795. 

John Roundy, ^ 

Eben Floyd. J 

"Dedham, 7th October, 1795. 
Sir :— In the Schooner Active, N. Atkins, master, I left Penobscot 
last sabbath day, i o'clock P. M, and on Tuesday 4 o*clock P. M, 
arrived at Lewis's wharf, Boston, having a very good passage. I find 
my friends and relatives in the neighborhood of Boston pretty well. 
I propose shortly to make an excursion into the country. Please to 
present the following : 

Answer to the Chnrch and Congregation at BluehilL 

My Friends: — Having received an invitation to settle among you 
in the ministry, and having seriously weighed the matter in my mind 
on both sides, I am sensible that the sacrifice I must make in accepting 
this invitation is great. To remove to such a distance from my kindred, 
who greatly desire my stay among them ; to disappoint a society which 
has been waiting my return with a hope after long division to be united 
in me as their teacher, to hazard the diflSculties that necessarily attend an 
infant settlement, and finally, to lose the society and the pious instruc- 
tions of a circle of venerable Fathers in the ministry ; all these things, 
considered in themselves are painful. Again, when I see destitute 
parishes in the vicinity of the place of my nativity, in the neighborhood 
of my relatives, and their parishes rich and flourishing, and while I am 
receiving application on one hand and on the other to preach the gospei 
among them, you may easily conceive that it is hard to resist the per- 
su2|sion. But when 1 consider your situation, ihe importance of a 
preached gospel among you ; the difficulty you may probably experience 
in finding such as are willing to take up their abode in such an infant 
part of the country ; the evils which may be the consequence of my 
checking your first attempt to settle a minister, the general desire you 
have expressed of receiving me as your instructor in spiritual things, 
and that by this a door seems opened in the Providence of God for my 
being useful to the souls of my fellow creatures ; when I consider these 
things I am persuaded it is my duty to accept your invitation, and being 
thus persuaded, I do cheerfully accept. But how great is the charge I 

116 TTie Congregational Church, Bluehill, 

must take upon me ; I must answer, not for my own soul only, but 
for the souls of many others. Who is sufficient for these things? I 
bless God that I may fly for help to the Lord Jesus who has declared. 
My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weak- 

I ask your prayers ; pray for me, that the presence of God may 
attend me and that I may be faithful to the death. Praying for your 
spiritual peace. I subscribe myself your friend, 

Jonathan Fisher." 

"Bluehill, 22d October, 1795. 
To the Inhabitants of the town of Bluehill. 

Gentlemen : — Having received your proposals for settling in the 
ministry among you, and having taken a view of the lot of land reserved 
the first ministry, the settlement and salary appear to be generous, and 
equal to my expectations, considering the infancy of the country. In 
the land I am somewhat disappointed, it being much of it broken and 
containing but little timber. Considering this last circumstance I hope 
the town will not be offended, nor think it unreasonable, if I request 
that the proposals stand as follows, viz, : — 

That the town will allow him two hundred dollars in cash and build 
him a barn forty by thirty feet, of thirteen and a half Stud, and finish it 
completely as a settlement, and that they will also allow him two hun- 
dred dollars salary and cut and haul him fifteen cords of hard wood, 
eight feet in length, and fall and clear five acres of land on the minister's 
lot yearly, for ten years. That after the expiration of the ten years, 
they will allow him two hundred and fifty dollars as salary, and cut and 
haul for him thirty cords of hard wood eight feet in length, yearly dur- 
ing his services to this town as their minister ; that a full payment for 
the salary for each and every year be made before the commencement 
of the year following ; that he may absent himself from the service of 
the church ?i\Q weeks in each and every year; and that in case of the 
loss of time by sickness he shall not be obliged to make it good, except 
the time exceed foiir weeks yearly. 

If these proposals be agreeable to the town, they will be cheerfully 
accepted on my part, provided I can find my way clear to settle in this 
place upon any conditions. 

I request your prayers to God for me, that he would direct and assist 
me. I can give you encouragement of my accepting your invitation, 
but request the liberty of deferring a positive answer till after my 
arrival at the westward. Wishing grace, mercy and peace to attend 
you, 1 am, gentlemen, your servant in Christ. 

Jonathan Fisheu." 

Bluehill, July 13, 1796. 

According to appointment, convened this day, at the house of Col. 

Parker's, a council for the express purpose of ordaining Mr. Jonathan 

Fisher to the pastorate over this church. The council is composed of 

pastors and delegates from the following churches : The church at 

General George Ulmer. Ill 

Deer Isle, Rev. Peter Powers, delegates Thomas Stinson Esq., Deacon 
Caleb Haskell ; the church at Wiscasset, Rev. Aldin Bradford, delegates 
Major John Hews ; the church at Sedgwick, Rev. Daniel Morrill, del- 
egates Messrs. Ebenezer Eaton, Solomon Eaton, Amoz Dodge ; the 
church at Penobscot, Rev. Jonathan Powers, delegates Messrs. John 
and Thomas Wasson. The council when convened voted first, that 
the Rev. Peter Powers be moderator of said council. Second, the Rev. 
Daniel Morrill be scribe to said council. Third, after prayer being 
offered to Almighty God for his gracious presence, the council proceed- 
ed to inquire into those matters which were necessary, in order to a 
regular procedure. Fourth, necessary matters being duly considered, 
the council on the 13th of July, 1790, voted to proceed to ordain Mr« 
Jonathan Fisher to the pastorate care of the church at Bluehill. Not 
far from two o'clock P. M. Mr. Fisher was ordained accordingly. 

Daniel Morrill, 

Scribe to said council." 


Contributed by Joscpb Williamson, Esquire. 

In Lincolnville, General George Ulmer, aged seventy years. General 
Ulmer was born in the town of Waldoborough, on the 25th of February, 
A. D. 1756, of German parents. His father was a native of Ulm, and 
his mother of some place in Suabia, and emigrated to this country 
before the taking of Louisburg, at the capture of which his father and 
two uncles were present. During the early life of Gen. Ulmer there 
were no schools in or near Waldoborough, and the English language 
was not spoken. In his twentieth year, while on a fishing voyage, the 
vessel in which he sailed was captured by the frigate Lively, and with 
the crew, carried to Boston, then in possession of the British. He 
made his escape from the frigate into the town, and over the Charles 
river to the American lines, at the imminent hazard of his life, and 
then enlisted in the American army, in which he continued until the 
close of the war, being with Montgomery at Qiiebec, at Ticonderoga, 
at the capture of Burgoyne, at the defeat upon Rhode Island, and at 
battles of Branywine and Monmouth. At the time of his enlistment 
he was not able to read or write ; but obtained considerable proficiency 
in learning during the war. He was married in Rhode Island while a 
private. After the close of the revolutionary struggle he removed to 
Ducktrap in this county, and at one time, by lumbering and merchan- 
dise, attained a handsome property, and acquired much distinction and 
popularity. He was repeatedly chosen Representative and Senator to 
the General Court of Massachusetts, and was appointed by the Legis- 
lature Major General of the loth Division ; and by Governor Sullivan 

118 Town of PenobscoL 

Sheriff of Hancock. Upon the declaration of the late war he resigned 
his office of Sheriff for one more congenial with his early habits, and 
accepted the command of Colonel of the U. S. Volunteers^ and was 
stationed at Eastport. Since the peace he was a Senator in the first 
Legislature of Maine, but the infirmities of age had for several years 
confined him to private life, and for the most part to his own room. 
He was a distinguished Mason, and for many years presided over the 
lodges of this district. 

In reviewing the life of Gen. Ulmer the first thing that strikes me is 
the extraordinary vigor of intellect which, under all the discourage- 
ments of early poverty and ignorance, could enable him to arrive at a 
point of so much distinction ; for no man possessed the confidence of 
those around him in a higher degree ; and was more frequently rewarded 
by the testimonies of public regard. As a legislator, during the meri- 
dian of life, it has been said, he surprised all by the powers of a natu- 
ral and happy eloquence, and exhibited all the appearance of one who, 
to strong powers of mind, had united the advantages of a polished 
education. He was a decided Republican, of a most benevolent and 
philanthropic disposition and generous hospitality to all around him 
in days of prosperity ; and at all times exhibited to the rich and the 
poor, the manner of a gentleman. 



An act for incorporating a certain plantation in the county of 
Lincoln^ called Major bigwaducc or Number Three ^ into a town 
by the name of Penobscot. 

Preamble.— Whereas the inhabitants of the said plantation labor 
under many difficulties and inconveniences for want of being incorpor- 
ated into a town, therefore, 

Section i. Be it enacted, etc., • » * That all the lands lying 
within the following limits, with the inhabitants thereon, viz. : Begin- 
ning at Buck Harbour, so called, on the dividing line between Number 
Three and Number Four, and from thence running north-easterly, on 
the westerly line of Number Four, Number Five, and Number Six, to 
the southerly corner of Number Two ; thence westerly on the southerly 
line of Number Two to Penobscot River ; thence southerly down the 
same river and Penobscot Bay, to the south-westermost part of Cape 
Rozier ; thence easterly, including Spectacle Island to Buck Harbour 
aforesaid, the place of beginning, be, and hereby are incorporated into 
a town, by the name of Penobscot. Joseph Hiblert, Esq., was author-* 
ized to issue his warrant for calling the Hrst meeting. 

Benjamin Bowers; Town of Frankfort. 119 

Was born in Cambridge, Mass., August 1, 1752. A Revolu- 
tionary soldier. He was in Dartmoor prison 9 months. He lived 
in Cambridge, where he kept tavern, removed to Peacham, Ver- 
mont, in 1800, and from thence to Lowell, Maine, about 1825. 
He died July 8, 1834. He married Miss Sabrina Wright, 1795-6 ; 
she bom April 24, 1767, died Lowell, March 16, 1835. Their 
children were : — 

i. Eliza, b. Cambridge, Deo. 20, 1796; died June 9, 1798. 

11. John, b. Cambridge, March 7, 1798; died Jan. 9, 1799. 

iii. John, b. Cambridge, Dec. 23. 1799. He removed to liowell or Enlield, 
1825-6, and thence to Burlington, where he died May 5, 1867. He 
married Phebc Clay, of Enfield, April 7. 1825. Children, all bom in 
I-owell except the last :— Benjamin F., b. Sept. 16, 1825. resides Bur- 
lington; married and has family; John, died young; Eliza, married ; 
Orin, married; lives in Aroostook Co.; Kebecca. died; Edwin, 
married, lives in Burlington; Wealthy, married, lives in Dexter; 
John W.« died in Burlington; Kate, married Frank Turner, lives in 

iv. Eliza, b. Peacham. Oct. 6, 1801 ; died July 28, 1802. 

V. ALAN80N. b. Peacham. June 28, 1803 ; died Nov. 15, 1814. 

vi. Samuel Wright, b. Peacham, Feb. 14, 1806; died April 11, 1806. 

vii. Sadrina, b. Peacham, Jan. 4, 1807; m. Alanson Houghton, Dec. 2, 
1824. He lived in Burlington. Lee. and Forest City. 

viii. Samuel, b. Peacham, Aug. 3. 180S; died July 16. 1809. 

ix. Benjamin, h. Peacham. Oct. 1.3. 1809; lived in Lowell and Lee, where 
he died Dec. 23, 1841. He married Hannah Darling, of Entield. She 
married second, Andrew Bradbury, of ISurlington or PatttMi. 

x. Hannah W., b. Peacham, Jan. i<», 1810; m. Nathaniel Coffin, of 
Ix>well, where she died December, 1849. 



An act to incorporate the plantation from Belfast to Wheeler's 
Mills, west side of Penobscot river, in the County of Lincoln, into 
a town by the name of Frankfort, 

Act 1. Be it enacted, etc., • * • That the tracts of land bounded 
as foUowetb, viz. : north easterly on tlie bay of Belfast, and Penobscot 
river, up said river to Wheeler's Mills, thence by a line beginning at the 
south east corner of Belfast, and running due north on the eastern 
bounds of Belfast until a line running due west from said Wheeler's 
Mills shall intersect the same, together with the inhabitants thereon, be 
and hereby are incorporated into a town by the name of Frankfort. 

Sec. 2. Benjamin Shute, Esq., was authorized to issue bis warrant 
for the first meeting. 

120 Petition of Inhabitants of Sebaacodogin ; ffewes Family. 



In the incorporation of said district, about eleven years ago, 
this island, alias Shapleigh Island, was included in Harpswell. 
We the inhabitants, ask to be erected into a distinct, separate 
precinct, that we may enjoy the privileges of the gospel in com- 
mon with other Christians in a more decent and convenient manner. 

Abiezer Holbrook, 
Jona. Holbrook, 
Israel Snow, or Isaac, 
John »Snow, 
Elisha Snow, 
Samuel Williams(?) 
Wm. Thompson, 
Joseph Thompson, 
James Ridley, 
James Ridley Jr., 
Simon Hopkins, 
James Rankins, 
Constant Rankins, 
Nath. Purenton, 
John Ross, 
Joseph Ross, 
John Matthews, 

Joseph Coombs, 
Joseph Lin8cot(?) 
Simon Pagje, 
John Rankins, 
Isaac Hall, 
Isaac Hall Jr., 
John Hall, 
Thos. Ross, 
Joseph Hall, 
>fath. Hall, 
David Welch, 
Anthony Coombs, 
Anthony Coombs Jr., 
James Stackpole, 
Wm. Stackpole, 
Samuel Morse, 
Ezekiel Clemens, 
William Hasey. 


Paoli Hewes, son of Elihu Hewes, was constable in Islesboro 
1791 ; married Pamelia, daughter of Sylvester Cottrel of Islesboro, 
December 10, 1787, by Col. Gabriel Johonnot of Castine. Mr. 
Hewes removed to Belfast and died there June 19, 1848, aged 80. 
William Hewes, brother of Paoli, lived in Islesboro, married 
Lucy, daughter of Fields Coombs, published October 27, 1821. 
He was drowned in Belfast harbor, October 1, 1828. The widow 
married second, Captain William Wyman, "of Belfast" and Nova 
Scotia, his second marriage, November 20, 1829. Capt. Wyman 
and wife both died in Islesboro. They had several children. 

The Aroostook War. 121 


It is not my purpose to write a history of this war. The late 
Governor Israel Washburn, in an address before the Maine Histor- 
ical Society, May 15, 1879, which may be found in Vol. VIII of 
the Collections of the Society, j^ives a thorough and exhaustive 
account of the whole subject of the North-Eastern Boundary 
Troubles. Mr. Washburn says : "Never was there such a history 
of errors, mistakes, blunders, concessions, explanations, apologies, 
losses and mortifications on one side, of inconsistencies, aggressions, 
encroachments, affronts and contempts on the other, as that 
which has respect to the Boundary question.'' This question had 
always been a bone of contention between the governments of Eng- 
land and the United States. We had been outwitted and out- 
generaled in the matter, as we have since, with the same question 
and the fisheries. The intcrest.s of Maine have always been sacri- 
ficed whenever these questions have come up. In 1839, matters 
culminated. The English government claimed jurisdiction over a 
part of what is now the State of Maine ; trespassers were author- 
ized to come upon our territory and cut timber, and when they 
were ordered off, they defied the authority of Maine and refused 
to go. The public mind had become thoroughly aroused. After 
the assembling of the Legislature, Gov. Edward Kent sent in a 
message and documents, which brushed away forever the flimsy 
and worthless pretext which had of late formed a prominent fea- 
ture of the British case. 

iGrovernor John Fairfield, wlio had been elected Governor, to 
succeed Governor Kent, sent a message to the Legislature, Janu- 
ary 23, in which he said, '*H()w long are we thus to be trampled 
upon, our rights and claims derided, our honor contemned and the 
State disgraced?" January :^4th the Legislature passed a resolve 
"directing the land agent to employ forthwith a sufficient force ta 
arrest, detain and imprison all persons found trespassing on the 
territory of this State, as bounded by the treaty of 1783." At 
this time Rufiis Mclntire was the land agent, and under this resolve 
volunteers were called for ; and here I come to the main object of 
this article, that is to do honest, (»ven-handed justice to these volun- 
teer troops. They have not even a roster or a record in the 
archives of this State. 

122 The Aroostook War. 

Governor Washburn well said, *'The Aroostook war, notwith- 
standing the ridicule attached to some of its episodes, and its 
tame conclusions, forms a chapter in the history of the State which 
does real honor to its border chivalry." In less than two weeks, 
not the insignificant number of ''three hundred men," but ten or 
twelve companies of more than one thousand men, even more in 
number than the drafted men, were on their way to Aroostook. 
These volunteers were patriots. The war was real to them ; just 
as much so as it was to men who went into the civil war. Teams 
were taken out of the woods, the tools and bedding of the camps 
packed on to horse sleds, and in some instances whole crews 
enlisted, farmers laid down their work, mechanics theirs. In the 
dead of winter these men started, camping wherever night over- 
took them — ^in houses, barns, and sometimes beside the road in 
the snow ; and so they arrived at the Aroostook river, where they 
located, and built Fort Fairfield, and also log houses or camps for 
their own occupancy. They were the forerunners and advanced 
guard. Major Hastings Strickland had some sort of command over 
these troops, just what, or how, there is no record. February 5, 
he and Captain Stover Rines, and his company from Oldtown, 
arrived at the New Brunswick line. They were accompanied by 
Rufus Mclntire, the land agent, and several other gentlemen. 
The gentlemen put up at the house of one Fitsherbert, when the 
trespassers gathei*ed one night, and took them prisoners, and 
carried them to Fredericton Jail. In a few days after, the volun- 
teer troops had all arrived at what is now Fort Fairfield. As soon 
as Gov. Fairfield heard of the capture of the land agent, he 
appointed Col. Charles Jarvis provisional land agent. Col. Jarvis 
immediately proceeded to the Aroostook river, arriving there 
February 23. There he found ten or twelve companies of over 
one thousand men, without any head. The next morning he 
issued the following order, which I copy from the original : 


"Headquarters, Aroostook, Feb. 24, i839, 
Joseph Porter, EsquiRE, Sir: — You are hereby notified of your 
appointment as Colonel of the volunteers under my direction on the 
Aroostook, and act accordingly, retaining at the same time your com- 
mand as Captain, and your Lieutenant acting in your place when you 
are officiating as Colonel. 

Charles Jarvis, 

Acting Land Agent/' 

I find among the papers of the late Colonel appointed by Col. 
Jarvis, the following order : 

**The volunteers assembled at Fort Fairfield and its vicinity, to aid 

The Aroostook War. 123 

the land agent in the execution of the laws of the State, will parade 
under command of Joseph Porter, Esquire, acting as Colonel, on 
the river opposite Fort Fairfield. Those gentlemen acting as Captains 
will one and all take notice, and govern themselves accordingly. The 
review to take place at nine o'clock Sunday morning. 

Charles Jarvis, 
Fort Fairfield, March 2, 1839." 

On the back of this order, is the following endorsement in the 
hand-writing of Col. Porter : 

"The volunteers, i ,000 strong, were reviewed as within, by Hon. 
Charles Jarvis, land agent, Hon. Rufus Mclntire, land agent, and Hon. 
J. T. P. Dumont, Senator from Kennebec. By order of Hon. John 
Fairfield, Governor of Maine." 

In the mean time the drafted men were on their way to Aroos- 
took, and as they were soon to reach the seat of war, on the 19th 
day of March, the volunteers were discharged ; and the firuits of 
their labors were enjoyed by those who came after them. After 
the decease of Col. Porter, I found this roster of the officers of 
the volunteer troops. Diligent search has been made at the State 
House, and it is safe to say there is no record of these men there. 
It may or may not be correct. It is just as I found it. I ask the 
notice of persons who can remember back forty years, to the 
officers of these volunteer troops. Never before nor since was a 
regiment officered like it in this State, viz. : — 

Col. Charles Jarvis, Acting Land Agent. 

Wmiam P. Parrott, Aid-de-Camp to Col. Jarvis. 

Joseph Porter, Colonel CommaDdlng. 

JoBhaa Chamberlain, Jr lieut.-Col. Commanding. 

John Dunning, of Charleston, Major Commanding. 

Henry W. Cunningham, of Swanville Adjntant. 

Daniel Chase, of Atkinson, Quartermaster. 

Luther Turner, Jr., Lincoln, ArtiUery Captain. 

Benjamin Drew, Dexter, ^^ Lieut. 

D.L.Bu88ell, " " ** 

Wm. Cross, Milo " *' 

Ward Witham, fiangor, Infantry Captain. 

Rollins, *• ** Lieut. 

Geo. W. Towle, Lincoln, Blfles Captain. 

Thos. H. Chase, " " Lieut. 

Alpheus Coburn, " " ** 

Jededlah Judklns, " ** " 

Stover Bines, Orono, Infantry Captain. 

ThomasHunt, '^ '* Lieut. 

Samuel Burr, Brewer " ** 

LorensEoD. Butters, Exeter, ^^ Captain. 

Horace Butters, " " Lieut. 

Ansel J. Wood, Stetson, " 

Calvin S. Doughty, Sangervme, " Captain. 

Charles Bobinson, Dover ^^ Lieut. 

Luther Chamberlain, Foxcroft, ^^ *^ 

Thomas Bartlett, Jr., Bangor, ^^ Captain. 

124 The Aroostook War. 

Simon Burnett HermoD, Infantry Lieut. 

Harrison M. Crowell, Corinna, " '* 

Henry Williamson, Parkman, ^^ Captain. 

Jacob Works, •' *' Lieut. 

Adams Macomb, " •' " 

John Ford, Hallowell, Artillery Captain. 

AbnerTrue, *' '* Lieut. 

Wallis McKennie, Augusta, ** 

Charles T. Dunning, Charleston, Infantry Captain. 

Jere. Page, '• *' Lieut. 

Daniel Brown, Atkinson, ^^ ^^ 

Thomas Emery, Hampden, ^^ Captain. 

S. B. McAllister, *' •* Lieut. 

W.S.Booker, *^ '* 

Daniel Billings, Monroe Infantry Acting Captain. 

Caleb F. Billings, Northport, *• 2d Litjut. 

Alvin Nye, 

Daniel Chase, Atkinson, Infantry Captain. 

Jpb Parsons, Dover " Lieut. 

William Brown, Atkinson, '* ** 

Nyraphas Turner, Mllo, ** Captain. 

Asa Dow, Dover, '* Lieut. 

Thomas Furber, Milo, " ^* 

Franklin Hussey, China, ^^ Captain. 


A committee of the Legislature, report in March, 1840, that 
they **find that the total amount of the expenditures on account 
of the Civil posse, together with the continuation of the Aroos- 
took road, a service which the Land Agent after the passage of 
the Resolve of March 8th, 1839, authorizing the same — deemed 
judicious to connect with the operation of the posse — is, accord- 
ing to the books in the Land Office, one hundred and nineteen 
thousand two hundred and fifty-three dollars and seventy-six cents, 
as follows : 

For services of men 509 days at 50 cts. 
" i,753i " 60 

5i " 75 

" " 35^073* " 1 00 

u " 10 " I 20 

u u 12 u I JO 

" " 580 " I 25 

u i( II " I 33 

' ** 28 " I 37 

'* *' 58 '» I 40 

* " " 1,128 " I 50 

a u 216 " I 60 

*' *i 333 n I 75 

" " 1,735 " 2 00 

*< " 4iii ** 2 50 

" " 148 " 3 00 

« " 91 " 5 00 


-A. a-ffON-THX-" 

VOL. 11. BANGOR, ME., JANUARY. 1887. No. VII. 



Col. Sargent was bom at Salem, Mass., 1745 ; he was the sop 
of Col. Epes Sargent, of Gloucester, Mass., and his second wife, 
Catherine Winthrop, widow of Samuel Brown, of Salem, and 
daughter of John and Ann (Dudley) Winthrop,t of Boston, where 
she was born. Paul Dudley Sargent resided in Gloupester, 
Amherst, N. H., Salem, Boston, and Sullivan, Me., where he re- 
moved about 1787. His business was that of a merchant. The 
Revolutionary war almost ruined him financially. He had i^. large 
interest in vessels, which were lost by capture or shipwreck. He 
was said to have been one of those who planned the Boston Tea 
Party. He was an intimate friend of Lafayette. Hi^ advanced 
age prevented his acceptance of the invitation to jpeet Lafayette 
at Boston, when he visited this country, in 1824^ 

His nephew, Daniel Sargent, of Boston, under date of August 
26, 1824, writes : '« * ♦ Your old fellow soldier. Gen. Layfay- 
ette, is now here, and I have just had the pleasure and honor to 
pay my respects to himf" He was a Revolutionary pensioner, 
and his pension added much to the comforts of his old age. He 
was the first Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas ; 
the first Judge of Probate, and a Justice of the Peace, all for the 

* With some additions by tlie editor of the Historical Magazine. 

t John Winthrop, F. B. S., of Waitotill Winthrop, of Governor John Winthrop, of 
Massachusetts Bav, married Ann, daughter of Governor Joseph Dudley, of Massachu- 
setts, Dec. 16, 170^. 

126 Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent. 

County of Hancock ; all of the commissions were signed and 
issued by Governor Hancock on the same day. He was the first 
Representative to the General Court from Sullivan ; appointed 
Post Master the 20th year of the Independence of the United 
States. He was also one of the original Overseers of Bowdoin 
College, 1794. 

A biographical sketch of Col. Sargent, from the Boston Palla- 
dmm, 1828, is here given : 

" Col. Paul Dudley Sargent, of Sullivan, Me., was a son of the late 
Col. Epes Sargent, of Gloucester, Mass., by his second wife, who was 
the widow of the Hon. Sam'l Browne, of Salem ; she was grand daugh- 
ter of Gov. Joseph Dudley, and a descendant of Gov. John Winthrop. 

The subject of this memoir was bom in Salem, Mass., in the year 
1745, and was brought up in Gloucester, where he married a daughter of 
the Hon. Thos. Saunders, a patriotic and distinguished member of the 
Council of Massachusetts during the disputes with the ^^ Mother 
Country.'* Paul Dudley Sargent was an early asscrter of the rights of 
the colonies, and one of the first who took up arms in their defence. 

Being in Boston in the year 1772, he had the honor of an invitation 
to be present at a meeting of that celebrated club of Patriots, Hancock, 
Samuel Adams, and others who took the lead in the Revolution, and he 
gladly availed himself of the opportunit3\ The question which was 
debated upon that occasion, was the organization of the militia, or the 
best mode of disposing of them, and it was determined that companies 
of volunteers or minute men should be raised and disciplined. In a very 
short time after his return to Gloucester, a company was raised there 
which he joined, and in the formation of which he took an active and 
jealous part; but having become obnoxious to the Government he 
deemed it expedient, with the advice of some of his friends, to remove 
to Amherst in New Hampshire, where he soon raised and trained a 
very large company. In January, 1776, he was chosen, though not by 
a duly authorized body, commander of the southern part of the country, 
while Stark was chosen commander of the northern part. In a few 
hours after learning that the British had penetrated into the country 
as far as Lexington, and were proceeding to the northward, he marched 
with about three hundred men, and in the evening of the same day 
arrived at Concord with one thousand strong, where by the committee of 
safety then sitting there, he was directed to remain till further orders. 
Two days afterwards he was ordered to Cambridge. He expected to 
obtain a Colonel's Commission from the General Court of New Hamp- 
shire, of which he was then a member, but was disappointed. They 
ordered the troops to be put under the command of a general from New 
Hampshire. Gen. Ward then took him to Watertown, where the Con- 
vention of Massachusetts was in session, and represented the case to 
them. Several of the leading members, as well as Gen. Ward, took a 
lively interest in it, and altho* the full number of commissions had been 
made out for the command of fegifnenta, the convention determined to 

Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent. 127 

add another for Mr. Sargent. He soon raised a regiment, and bad an 
advanced post assigned him at Inman's farm. 

At the time of the battle of Bnnker Hill he was very desirous of 
joining our troops there with his regiment, bat Gren. Ward, apprehend- 
ing that the poet at Inman's farm would be attacked, did not think it 
advisable to permit it. The General's apprehensions proved to have 
been well founded, for a large schooner full of men attempted to get 
up, but the wind being ahead and the tide turning, prevented her. Col. 
Sargent then had leave to join the troops at Bunker Hill, but it was too 
late. He got near enough, however, to receive a scratch by a four- pound 
shot from a gunboat lying at Penny's ferry. After the British evacuated 
Boston, Gen. Washington ordered him into the town and gave him the 
command of the Castle under Gen. Ward. This gave him the command of 
all the boats that could be procured, by which means he protected and 
was greatly instrumental in saving the valuable powder ship which was 
sent in by the brave but unfortunate Capt. Mugford. A few days after, 
he took with him two hundred men and two six-pound cannon to Long 
Island, and in the night threw up a small work. At daylight, some 
British who still remained near the coast, perceiving the work, and 
supposing it to be much stronger than it was, got under way immedi- 
ately and departed- Soon after he was ordered to New York, and 
marched from Boston with an uncommonly full regiment. On his 
arrival he was posted at Hurl Gate, where he had a battery of twelve 
eighteen-pounders. The British threw up a work opposite to him on 
Long Island, and they cannonaded each other steadily and constantly for 
seven or eight days, when the British landed at Turtle Bay, about a mile 
below the American Fort. He was then ordered by Gen. Washington 
to move to the plain back of him, there form in order to cover the retreat 
of part of the army, and wait further orders. This order was duly and 
happily executed ; the British were formed in front of him, about a mile 
distant, but did not choose to attack him. He remained on the ground 
until night, when he was ordered on to Harlem Heights. At this time 
he was commander of a very strong Brigade, as Col. Commandant. 
In the skirmish at that place a number of his men were killed and 
wounded, several of them on each side, and very near him. The next 
day he was ordered to retire over King's Bridge to West Chester, and 
from thence he was ordered to White Plains, where he performed very 
severe duty, and by hard fighting and sickness lost a large number of 
his men. He finally became sick himself, and was obliged to leave camp 
for a number of weeks. On returning to the army at Peekskill, he found 
an order to join Gen. Washington in Pennsylvania, under the command 
of Gen. Lee. They crossed the river at King's Fferry, Dec. 2, 1776, and 
marched without making much progress until the 13th, when a party of 
British Light Horse surprised and carried off the General, who lodged at a 
bouse about three miles from his troops. Immediately upon being 
informed of the facts, Col. Sargent took about seventy picked men and 
went in pursuit of them, following their tracks for seven or eight miles 
but without success. The troops then marched on with speed under 
Gen. Sullivan, and joined Gen. Washington on the 23d of December. 
Two days afterward they were ordered on the famous expedition to 

128 Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent. 

Trenton. Col. Sargent's Brigade was in the division which succeeded 
in getting over the river, and did itself much honor on that memorable 
and aaspicious day. He was in the second affair at Trenton , and also 
in the engagements with the British regiments coming out of Princeton. 

After the brilliant victories at Trenton and Princeton, (as they were 
then called on account of their beneficial and important effects) Gen. 
Washington led his army into a place of security in order to give them 
the rest which they so much needed, and at this time Col. Sargent 
returned home. He then engaged in privateering with the same spirit 
and activity which he had shown in the army, and previously, from the 
commencement of the disputes with Great Britain. A respectable gen- 
tleman in this commonwealth (Massachusetts,) now living, who was 
attached to his regiment, and afterwards to his brigade, and from whom 
a part of the information contained in this memoir has been obtained, 
speaks in the highest terms of his patriotism, bravery, and services. 
He was lavish of his money as well as of his time and health in promot- 
ing the general cause. 

When peace took place he resumed his business as a merchant, but 
like many, if not the most of the American merchants of that day, be 
was unfortunate. He retired to a small farm at Sullivan, in the District 
(now State) of Maine, where he lived many years enjoying the respect 
and esteem of his friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens. He repre- 
sented his town in the General Court, and was honored by appointments 
to a number of civil ofiQces under the government of the commonwealth 
and of the United States. He took a lively interest in passing events, 
to the day of his death, and rejoiced in the welfare of his country. He 
left a widow and a large number of descendants." 

Colonel Sargent died in Sullivan, September 28, 1828. He 

married in Gloucester, Mass., 1772, Lucy, the daughter of 

Hon. Thomas and Lucy (Smith*) Sanders. She was born Nov. 

24, 1752, and died in Sullivan. Children were : 

1. Lucy, b. Gloucester, Sept. 27, 1773. 

ii. Katherink Winthkop, b. Amherst, New Hampshire, April 15, 1775. 

ill. Mary, b. Boston, Aiignst, 1777. 

iv. Paul Dudley, b. Salem, March, 1779. 

V. Sarah Allen, b. Salem. 

vi. Charlotte Saunders, b. Boston, July, 1783. 

vii. John, b. Boston, Jan. 28, 1784, or 1785. 

vi1i..lULiA, b. Boston, Aug. 30, 1786. 

ix. Ann Winthrop, 

X. FiTZ Henry, 

xi. Ann Winthrop, -^- 
xii. Harriet Eliza, — ^ 

i. Lucy Sargent,! of Paul Dudley Sargent, b. Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 
27, 1773; m. Rev. John Turner, of Alfred, Me., Sept. 30, 1792; he b. 

* Lucy Smith was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Smith, minister of Portland, 1727 to 
1795; born March 8, 1727. She was married to Mr. Saunders; published Nov. 2, 1751. 
He graduated Harvard CoIleg«, 1748, and was a distinguished man of his time. He was 
a large landholder in Maine. He died Jan. 10, 1774, aged 45. 

t Only eight of her grandchildren now living. 

Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent* 129 

Braintree, Mass., Nov. 4, 1768. He graduated Brown University, 
1788 ; ordained minister at Alfred, 1790, or Sept. 8, 1791 ; dismissed 
1804; at Biddeford, 1806 to 1818, then Kingston, N. H., three years, 
then Boston or Dorchester, where he died Sept. 29, 1839, aged 71. 
His widow died in Boston, Feb. 13, 1853. Children were : 

1. Lucy Sargent Turner, b. June 28, 1795 ; ro. David Hale, of New 

yorlc, editor of the Journal of Commerce^ Aug. 26, 1826* 
He died Jan. 20, 1849; three daughters are now living, Mrs. 
Conover, Mrs. Camp, and Mrs. Kiehardson. 

2. Maria Sophia Turner, b. Aug. 30, 1797; m. B«v. Joseph Searle, 

Oct. 14, 1829, of Stoneham. Mass. : graduated at Dartmouth 
College 1816. He died Harrison, Dec. 3, 1841. 

3. Charlotte Saunders Turner, b. Sept. 2, 1801 ; unmarried ; re« 

sided with her sister in New York. 

4. Rebecca Turner, b. May 24, 1803 ; died June 4. 

6. Martha Walker Turner, b. Sept. 22, 1805; died Oct. 26, 1807. 

6. Martha Walker Turner, b. Feb. 13,1809; married first, Ed- 

ward Dunning, merchant of Mobile, Nov. 6, 1834; he died 
Oct. 4, 1836; she married second, Aithur Wilkinson, mer^ 
chant, of Boston, Dec. 3, 1840, of firm of Wilkinson, Stetson 

7. John Newton Turner, b. Jan. 6, 1811; merchant in Boston; 

m. Harriet Dana, July 20, 1836 ; she daughter of Nathaniel 
Dana, of Portland, b. Dec. 6, 1813. 

8. Samuel Hubbard Turner, b. Feb. 9, 1814 ; merchant. New York 

City; ni. Joanna A. Sexton, Nov. 5, 1847. 

9. Catherine Winthrop Turner, b. Jan. 22, 1819; died Jan. 25, 

ii. Katherine Winthrop Sargent was born at Amherst, N. H., April 
15, 1775. She married Theodore Jones,* in Sullivan, Me., Nov. 24, 
1793. This being his second marriage, he having married first Miss 
Sally Brinley, of Boston, Oct. 27, 1785. Mr. Jones was born In 
Weston, Mass., March 1, 1760; after his second marriage he resided 
in Ellsworth. He was a lumberman and manufacturer. He died 
Feb. 7, 1842; his wife died May 8, 1848. CJiildren, all born in Ells- 
worth :— 

1. Theodore Jones, b. Dec. 25, 1794; he died in Boston, Jan. — , 

1842. He married Miss Surah Ann, daughter of Jonathan 
Marston, of Machias, 1818. She died in Boston, Jan., 1864. 

2. Katherine Winthrop Jones, b. April 26. 1797; ni. Major Asa 

A. Pond at Ellsworth, 1816. He was born in Franklin, Mass., 
Feb. 19, 1792; lived at Calais; was first Master of first 
Masonic Lodge there, 1822; removed to Ellsworth. He was 
Sheriflfof Hancock County several years. He died Oct. 14, 
1853; she died in New Haven, August, 1859 (1860). They 
had four children. 

3. Paul D. S. Jones, b. Jan. 30, 1799; died July, 1813. 

4. Henry Sargent Jones, b. Jan. 14, 1801 ; resided in Ellsworth* 

General of the regiment; died Oct., 1856; he married 
Miss Sarah Cobb Hodges, daughter of James Hodges, of 
Taunton, Mass., and grand-daughter of General David Cobb, 
of Gouldsborough, Me. She died at Ellsworth, Oct., 1868. 
6. Sarah Brinley Jones, b. June 8, 1803; died in Calais, 1843. She 
married John P. Deshun, Calais, 1822. He died there 1850. 

6. Mary Elizabeth Jones, b. Oct. 3, 1805; m. John Peters Lang- 

don, ot Ellsworth, 1825. He died 1880 ; she now resides in 

7. Ellen Cobb Jones, b. July 3, 1807 ; m. Gilbert Foster. He died 

in Calais, 1876 ; widow resides in Calais. 

* His father, Col. Nathan Jones, was one of the first settlers in Gouldsborough. 

130 Colond Paul Dudley Sargent. 

8. Add Dudley Jones, b. Nov. 3, 1810; m. Rev. Anson Sheldon, 

1832; fiangor Theological Seminary 1837; Congregational 
Clergyman; City Missionary, Boston; Oldtown, 1831—3. 
Kobbinston, 1833-4; Falmouth, 1836-6 ; New Haven, other 

e laces. He died Morristown, N. J., 1874; wife died New 
[aven, 1870. 

9. Lucy Saunders Jones, b. Oct. 22, 1812 ; died unmarried in Ells- 

worth, 1871. 

10. Charlotte Parsons Jones, b* July 11, 1814; m. first, Luther 

Jewett. of Portland, 1852. He was Collector of the Port 
1848-1852; died there 1856; widow m. second, Rev. Roger 
S. Howard, D. D.. at Portland, 1860. He graduated at Dart- 
mouth College 1829. For a long time teacher in Girls* High 
School in Bangor. Rector at Rutland, Yt., St. Stephen's 
Church in Portland 1860, and at Webster, Mass. ; President 
of Norwich University, 1869-1871; Rector of St. Mary's 
Church at Northfield, Vt. He died at Greenfield, Masa., in 
1880, aged 72. Mrs. Howard resides at Greenfield, Mass. 

11. John Wiuthrop Jones, b. Feb. 14, 1817 ; merchant at Ellsworth. 

and Brooklyn^ N. Y. ; now resides at Greenfield, Mass. He 
married Miss Ann M., daughter of Andrew Peters, Ksquire, 
of Ellsworth. Me., Sept. 22, 1848. 

12. Thomas Dudley Jones, b. Nov. 15, 1818; merchant in Ells- 

worth and Brooklyn, N. Y. He married Miss Eliza Ann, 
daughter of Deacon Samuel and Nancy (Jordan) Dutton.* 
of Ellsworth, Dec. 19, 1841 ; she was bom July 25, 1818. 
iv. Paul D. Sargent, Jr., b. Salem, Mass., March. 1779. He was lost 
by Shipwreck, near Truro. Cape Cod, about 1800, together with all 
on board the vessel. 
v. Sarah Allen Sargent, b. Salem, Mass., about 1780; m. Robert 
Gordon, of Sullivan, 1832, his second marriage; both deceased; no 
vi. Charlotte Saunders Sargent, born in Boston, 1783; married 
Joseph Parsons, of Alfred, Me., Oct. 28, 1805; both deceased ; chil- 

1. Julia Sargent Parsons, b. April 4, 1807; m. Hon. John West, 

of Franklin; deceased; parents of Hon. Joseph H. Wtst 
of Franklin. 

2. y Joseph Usher Parsons, b. Oct. 22, 1800. 

3. Charlotte Saunders Parsons, b. Aug. 22, 1811 ; m. Benjamhi 

Jordan, Jr., of Franklin, Sept. 15,1839. He died July 5, 

4. Frances Usher Parsons, b. Jan. 16, 1814. 

5. William Dudley Parsons, b. Dec. 27, 1815. 

6. Mary Sophia Pardons, b. Feb. 7, 1818; drowned 1819. 

7. John Sargent Parsons, b. Dec. 25, 1819. 

vii. John Sargent, b. Boston. Jan., 1785; lived in Sullivan; moved to 

St. Stephens, N. B.. 1831, to Calais 1833, where he died Jan. 1, 1842. 

He married Miss Harriet, daughter of Dr. Joseph Taft,t of Weston, 

Mass. She was born Feb. 15, 1791 ; died in Calais, Aug. 3, 1848. 

Children : 

1. Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1813 ; went to Texas, 1838. thence to Nassau, 

New Providence, thence to Iragua, Bahamas, where he was 

United States Consul: died at Nassau, Nov., 1884. He 

married Miss Frances A. Lockhart. 

* Deacon Samuel Dutton, of Ellsworth, died Dec. 26» 1874. His wife died September 

t Dr. Joseph Tail was bom at Braintree (Randolph) ; graduated Harvard College 
1788; settled in Weston, where he died, Jao.» 1824. 

Colonel Paid Dudley SargefU. 131 

2. Ignatius, b. Jan. 17, 1815; resides at Mactaias; merchant; 

County Treasurer many years. Has held many other official 
positions to general satisfaction.* He married Miss Emellne 
JE. Potter. 

3. Lucy, b. Nov. 17, 1816; m. Timothy Darling; resides in Nas- 

sau, N. P., but are now temporarily residing in Paris, 

4. John Dudley, b. Feb. 10, 1819; died in infancy. 

5. John Dudley, b. Nov. 14, 1820 ; resides in Boston ; m. Miss 

Mary D. Harwood. 

6. Harriet Taft. b. Jan. 13, 1822; m. John B. Horton; she died at 

Calais. Feb. 23, 1848. 

7. Francis Taft, b. Oct. 3, 1824. He died at Nassau, N. P., Sept. 

21, 1860; he married Miss Sarah E. Lee. 

8. Epes. b. Sept. 15, 1826; m. and resides at Washington, D. C. 

9. Henrietta Ix>uisa, b. Oct. 20. 1831; m. S. Otis Johnson; she 

died at Nassau, N. P., Sept. 29, I860. 
10. Charles, b. Sept. 15. 1835 ; resides in Bergen. N. J. ; Post 

Office. New York City; married first. Miss Harriet E. Sage; 

second. Miss Adra (?) B. Bigelow. 
viii. Julia Sargent, b. Boston. Aug. 30, 1786; m. Dr. Abner Johnson 
1812. He was born in Waterford. Me.. Feb. 22, 1786. He com- 
menced practice as a Physician in Waterford. afterward at Sullivan 
for many years, then Cherryfleld. and at Brewer, Me., ten years. He 
and his wife were admitted to Brewer Church, Sept. 10, 1836. He 
was well known as the inventor and nmnufa<*rurer of Johnson^s Ano- 
dyne TJniraent. He died in Boston, July 4. 1S47. Mrs. Johnson died 
1877. I copy from an obituary notice : *'i)lHd in VVeathersfteld, Conn., 
June 30,1877. Julia Sargent, widow of the lute Dr. A. Johnson, aged 
92 years. Somethiiifl; more than a passing obituary may be allowed 
even in these busy days, to one who was the last link between her 
own and the present generation, whose reminiscences of childhood 
sketched back into the 18th century, who could through father and 
son lay a hand on each of our great national confficts. who could 
give delight to children and grandchildren by tales drawn from per- 
sonal recollections of refugees from the French Revolution, and who 
remembered Piince Tallyrand as a guest at her fathttr's table." ♦ ♦ 
Children : 

1. Harriet Sargent Johnson, b. Aug. 30, 1813; m. Rev. Aaron C. 

Adams. He was born in Bangor. April. 1815; graduated at 
Bowdoin College 1836; Bangor Theological Seminary laSO; 
ordained minister at Gardiner 1839; Gorhani 1842; Auburn 
1858; Weathersfield, Conn., 1867-8. Four children. 

2. Mary Sargent Johnson, b. 1816. *• Member of Brewer Church. 

died at Sullivan, Oct. 10, 1836." History of Waterford says 

3. Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson, b. Aug. 2, 1818 ; m. William P. 

McKay, of South Reading, Mass., Aug. 16, 1854, by Rev. 
Aaron C. Adams. 

4. Isaac Samuel Johnson, b. March 18, 1821 ; merchant in Bangor 

for many years; m. first. Miss Lauretta Parker, Jul v 21, 
1846; she died Sept. 22, 1858; m. second, Mrs. Elizabeth B. 
Tasker, Nov. 3, 1859. Children. 

5. Thomas Saunders Johnson, b. 1825; m. Roselina 0. Wright. 

He died in California in 1849. 

6. Charles Fitz Abner Johnson, b. 1827; merchant of Presque 

Isle; m. Miss Sarah C:. Jewett in Bangor. Children. 

7. Dudley Henry Johnson, b. March 23, 1830; Lieutenant in 17th 

Maine Vols. ; killed at the battle of Fredericksburgh, May 
3, 1863 ; m. Miss Sarah H. Ketchum. 

• Editor Historical Magazine. 

132 Toum of Machicts; Levi Oarter^s Receipt. 

Incorporated June 23, 1784. 

Ad act for confirming a grant of a certain tract of land called Machias, 
in the county of Lincoln, and for incorporating the said tract of land, 
and the inhabitants thereof, into a town by the name of Machias. 

Whereas, a certain tract of land called Machias, in the county of 
Lincoln, was in April, 1770, granted by the General Court of the late 
Province of Massachusetts Bay to Ichabod Jones and 79 others, bis 
associates, their heirs and assigns, upon certain conditions in the said 
grant expressed, a plan of which tract, setting forth the extent and 
boundaries thereof, was in July, 1771, piesented to, received and 
accepted by said Court, and whereas the conditions in the said grant 
have been complied with to the satisfaction of this Court, and it is 
represented by the inhabitants of said tract that they are subject to 
many inconveniences in a state of unincorporation. Therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., * * * That the beforementioned 
grant of the aforesaid tract of land extending and bounded as follows, 
viz.: Beginning at a dry rock at a place called the Eastern Bay, near 
the house of Mr. Samuel Holmes, and extending north ten degrees, 
west ten miles ; thence west ten degrees, south eight miles ; then south 
ten degrees, east ten miles ; then east ten degrees, north eight miles, to 
the first mentioned bounds, is hereby ratified and confirmed unto the 
aforesaid Ichabod Jones, and his said associates, his and their heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, etc., * * * That the said tract of 
land extending and bounded as aforesaid, together with the inhabitants 
thereof, be and hereby are incorporated into a town by the name of 
Machias. * * * 

Sec. 3. Provides that all settlers shall have a reasonable quantity of 

Sec. 4. Provides that the several lots set apart for Harvard College, 
to the first ordained minister, to the use of the ministry, and to the use 
of the school, be truly reserved for those purposes. 

Sec. 5. Authorizes Stephen Jones, Esq., to issue his warrant calling 
the first meeting. 


Orrinqton, May 25, 1795. 
Received of John Blake ten pounds, it being in part for the sum 
which I was to receive for surveying the town of Orrington. 
By me, Levi Carter. 

Hon. John Godfrey ^ of Bangor. 133 


John Godfrey Jr., was the son of John and Jerusha (Hodges) 
Godfrey, of Taunton, Mass., born May 27, 1781. He graduated 
at Brown University in 1802, studied law with James Sproat, of 
Taunton, admitted to the Bar at Castine, August, 1805. The 
same year settled at Hampden and commenced the practice of law. 
During the war of 1812, he went to Taunton for a time, but 
returned to Hampden, 1815. He moved to Bangor in 1820. He 
was County Attorney from Feb. 9, 1829, for seven years. He 
was a man of influence as a lawyer, citizen and christian. He died 
May 28, 1862. He married first, Miss Sophia, daughter of Sam- 
uel Dutton, Esq., May, 1807. She was the mother of all his chil- 
dren, and died June 14, 1836. He married second, at Seainjport, 
Miss Mehitiible, daughter of David Thurston, of Sedgwick, April 
24, 1838. She was bom Feb. 5, 1800, and died. Children 
were : — 

1. Sophia Godfrky. b. Feb. 18, 1808; died Miiy 28. 1811. 

ii. John E. Godfrey, b. Sept. 6, 1809; resided in Banp^or; Attorney at 
Law; Judjjfe of Probate many years ; died March 20. 1884, ajzed 74. 
He married tirst. Miss Elizabeth A. Stackpole. of Portland, May 16, 
1837; she died May 27, 1868. He married second. Miss Laura J., 
daufjhter of Michael Schwartz, of Bangor, Sept. 19. 1S76. Children ; 

1. Col. John F. Godfrey, b. June 23,1839; lawyer; married; 

moved to California and died there. 

2. George F. Godfrey, b. Oct. 23, 1840; resides in Bangor ; mer- 

chant; married Miss Abbie U.. daughter of Henry E. Pren- 
tiss. Esquire, of Bangor. Children : Henry Prentiss Godfrey, 
b. Nov. 8, 1869; Angela Godfrey, b. Oct. 9. 1871; George 
Herbert, b. Jan. 21. 1876; Edward Rawson,b. Dec. 27, 1877; 

3. Ethel, b. Sept. 26, 1878; by second wife, 

iii. Charlotte Godfrey, b. March 25, 1811; m. Rev. Alpha Morton. 
He graduated Bangor Theological Seminary 1842; minister at several 
places. She died at Auburn. Sept. 4. 1871. He removed to Oakham, 

iv. Ann Sophia Godfrey, b. Dec. 24,1812; m. Rev. John Dodge, of 
Waldoborough. April 14, 1843. He was minister of Sharon, Mass., 
, and Braintree, Mass., where he died June 19, 1872. aged 60. Their 
daughter Ellen nian*ied Rev. Minot J. Savage, of Boston. 

v. Emklink Godfrey, b. Nov. 11, 1814; m. Rev. William W. Whipple, 
He graduated Bangor Theological Seminary 1845; removed to Iowa; 
resided in Jaynsville In 1880. 

vi. Mary Godfrey, b. March 12, 1817; m. Samuel F. Stone, of Harvard, 

vil. Caroline Godfrey, b. Aug. 15, 1819; died Aug. 19. 

viii. Julia Godfrfy, b. Aug. 20, 1820; m. first, Robert Dutton, of Ban- 
gor; second. A. C. Waitman, of LaGrange, Missonil. 

ix. James Godfrey, b. Oct. 8, 1822; graduated at Bowdoin College, 1844. 
Studied law ; settled in Waldoboro. then Hoidton. where he died Aug. 
30.1850. He married Miss Mary C.. daughter of George Wheel- 
wriglit, of Bangor, 1848. She m. second, Clias. P. Felch, of Chicago. 

X. George, b. Oct. 22, 1824; died Dec. 31, 1834. 

xi. ARTHUR, b. Feb. 18, 1828; died at Virginia Cit3% Nevada. 

134 Ancient Nbrumbega. 


In the sixteenth century this name was generallj^ applied to 
New England, and afterward to Maine, and lastly to the country 
on the Penobscot Bay and River, and to the eastward. For 250 
years it has generally been assumed and believed that the ** Great 
River of Norumbegue" was the Penobscot River, 

Andre Thevet*, a celebrated French traveller and cosmographer, 
in 1556, visited our coast and described it with great particularity, 
He says : * * ''A river presented itself which is one of the finest 
rivers in the whole world, which we call 'Norumbegue,' and the 
aborigines 'Agoncy,' and which is marked on some charts as the 
Grand River. Several other beautiful rivers enter into it, and 
upon its banks the French formerly erected a little fort, about ten 
or twelve leagues from its mouth, which was surrounded by fresh 
water, and this place was named the Fort of Norumbegue." 

In 1604, Samuel Chaplain, the great voyager and explorer, visited 
the Penobscot Bay and coast. He says in his journal, that he 
left St. Croix, Sept. 2, 1804, and proceeded westerly along the 
coast, reaching Mount Desert, and from there to '*Isle Haute." He 
describes a river near there. *'I think that this river is the same 
called by several pilots and historians Norumbegue, and which has 
been described by the most of them as broad and spacious, with 
very many islands, with its entrance in 43° to 43J° of latitude, or 
according to others in 44° more or less." He seemn to have no 
doubt about the name or location. If Chaplain did not have facil- 
ities for a satisfactory judgment, what early navigator did? The 
descriptions on charts nearly all locate Norumbegue on Penobscot 
Bay, and the latitude is correct. 

Professor Eben Norton Horsford, of Cambridge, has printed a 
pamphlet t in which he claims that the ancient Norumbega, {is 
described by Thevet in 1556, is located at the* junction of Stony 
Brook and Charles River, in the town of Weston, Mass. Prof. 
Norton gives much research and illustration in proof of his claim. 
The location is miles above the head of tide water as I understand 
it ; and previous to the first settlement of Watertown, about 1630, 

* Maine Historical Society Collections, new series, Vol. I, pp. 416, 416. 
t Cambridge, John Wilson k Son, University Press, 1886. 

The Brastow Family. 135 

it was only navigable for the canoes of the Indians, who went up 
the river in search of fish and beaver, which were plenty there. 
It can hardly be claimed that the Charles River is ««one of the 
finest rivers in the whole world,-' nor that several * 'other beauti- 
ful rivers enter into it," as described by Thevet, who is quoted 
largely by Prof. Horsford. What could the French voyagers and 
fishermen have wanted of a fort in the place named ? It may be 
that the Penobscot River will be obliged to give up its claim to 
the name of the ''Great River of Norumbegue," but if so, it 
requires the most wonderful stretch of imagination to bestow it 
upon the Charles River in Massachusetts. 



Capt. Thomas^ Brastow, Jr., was son of Thomas^ and Hannah 
(Mann) Brastow, of Wrentham, Mass., bom Nov. 13, 1740. He was 
a private in the French war, and at seventeen was at the battle of 
Quebec,on the heights of Abraham. He was a Lieutenant in Captain 
Heath's Company, Col. Gerrish's Regiment, in the Revolutionary 
war, and was a bearer of dispatches. From a leaf of his diary, 
now before me, I find the following : ** Dec. 16, 1766, I began to 
Ride Post from Boston to Tyconderoga, under the direction of 

Mr. , the chairman of the Court's Committee, appointed for 

that purpose." Served as a guard at Cambridge, from July 4 to 
Sept. 27, 1778, and was subsequently appointed a Captain. He 
was a SheriflT of Suffolk County after the war. He came to Penob- 
scot River about 1783, with others, and explored the township 
afterward incorporated into Orrington, and was one of the original 
purchasers of the town. He died in Wrentham, Mass., June 14, 
1799, aged fifty-nine. He married Susanna, daughter of Captain 
Ebenezer and Mary (Whiting) Fisher, of Wrentham, Dec. 9> 
1762 ; she was bom May 14, 1745, and died Feb. 9, 1807, aged 
62. They had twelve children, among whom were the following : 

i. THOMAS, Jr., b. Aug. 1, 1763; settled in Orrington. 

ii. BiLLiKGS, b. March 20, 1765; settled in Orrington (Uolden.) 

136 The Brastow Family. 

lii. Polly, b. Sept. 5,1773; m. Lebbeus Porter, of Wrentham, Mass., 
Dec. 4, 1794; parents of late Col. Joseph Porter,* of Lowell, Me. 

iv. DiODATE, subsequently changed to Deodat, b. May 18, 1776; settled 
In Orrington (Brewer.) 

Major Thomas Brastow, Jr., born in Wrentham, Mhsb., Aug. 
1, 1763 ; cametoOrrington, Me. and settled there ; held several civil 
and military offices. Died April 28, 1810, aged 47 ; married 
Priscilla, daughter of Captain Samuel Brown, of Orrington, Sept. 
15, 1796 ; she born Dec. 8, 1776 ; she and her daughter Priscilla 
admitted to Brewer Church, June 10, 1832 ; she died June 28, 
1868, aged 92 years, 7 months. Children were : 

1. Polly, b. April 6. 1797; m. Henry Rogers of Orrington, his second 

wife; she died Aug. 24, 18o3; six children, 
ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 28, 1798; lived in Orrington ; ni. Cordelia H. 

ahe died Dec. 15, 18G6, aged 52. He died Apr. 14, 1874. aged 75 yrs , 

5 mos., 17 days, 
iii. Samukl; b. Dec. 28, 1800. His tax was abated in Orrington, 1829. 

He died May 29, 1847, aged 46 ; gravestone. Brewer, 
iv. Priscilla, b. Jan. 22, 1803; ni. Rev. Samuel S. Drake, of Blanehard. 

March 11, 1835. 
v. Brazier, b. Apdl 10, 1805 ; lived in iirewer, now of Orrington ; m. 

Maria Sampson, Oct. 30, 1833. 

Billings Brastow, son of Thomas Brastow, born Wrentham, 
Mass., March 20, 1765; settled in that part of Orrington now 
Holden. lie was a town officer in Orrington before the incorpor- 
ation of Brewer. Ho was a farmer, and a man of great energy 
and determination, with a will of his own. ''Brewer, Feb. 27, 
1822. This may certify that I have left the Religious Society in 
Brewer, of which the Rev. Thomas Williams was Pastor, or any 
other Pasture that shall accumulate to that society." He died 
May 21, 1825, aged 60. He married Lydia Dupee; she died 
May 22, 1831, aged 60 ; headstone, Holden. Children : 

i. Patty, b. Dec. 20, 1792; ni. Newall Sliepard.f of Foxboro. Mass., 1813; 
sou of Jacob and I^ydia Sliepard. He bonglit ^cpt. 27. 1813, Lot 
number 3, range 3, in wiiat is now Holden. of Col. Oliver Fell, of 
VVrentliani, Mass., who was one of the original proprietors, and 
settled there. He died Dec. 2-1, 1856, aged 72. His widow died June 
6. 1871, aged 78. Children were Lydia M.. married George G. 
Thompson, Nov. 20, 183G; Charles M., Sarah B. ai.d Martha. 

ii. Betsey, b. Aug. 15.1794; m. Benjamin Farrington. of Brewer, (Hol- 
den) Dec. 12, 1816. He was selectman, representative 1844; died 
Oct. 11, 1844. His widow died April 14. 1872, aged 79; eight children. 

iii. Nancy, b. Jan. 9, 1799; died Aug. 13, 1818. 

iv. Hannah, b. May 6, 1796; married; died Nov. 19, 18G5; buried at 

* See No. 4, page 59 of Vol. I. 

The First Marriage on Penobscot ttiver. 137 

V. Sarah DcPEE. b. Aug. 22, 1803; m. Joshua Chamberlain, Jr., of 

Brewer, 1827. He died 1880. Children : Josliua Lawrence, b. Sept. 

8, 1828; Ex-Governor of Maine; Horace B., b. Nov. 14, 1834; Sarah 

B., b. Nov. 2, 1836; John Calhoun, b. Aug. 1, 1838, died; Thomas 

Darce, b. April 29, 1841. 
vi. Susan Fisher, b. March 3.1808; m. flfst Caleb W. Cottle, 1834; 

second, Nathan Swett, of Brewer, April i\ 1837, afterward removed 

to Massachusetts. 
vii. Horace Hillings, b. April 22^ 1810; m. Mary Rand, Oct. 5,1835; 

resided in Brewer and Bangor, where he died ; daughter Sarah F., 

married Thos. S. Moor, Bangor, Feb. 5, 1867. 
viii. George, b. May 13. 1806; d. June 11. 
ix. George B., b. May 15, 1812; m. Almeda S. Brewer. 1834. 

Deodat Brastow, born Wrenthani, Mass., May 18, 1776; 

settled in Brewer, first at Holden part, afterwards removed to the 

Ferry. He died Aug. 9, 1846, aged 70 ; married Mary Whitiog, 

of Franklin, Mass., April 4, 1799; she born Sept. 19, 1779; 

died July 29, 1840. Children : . 

i. Sidney Whiting, b. Jnne 8, 1801 ; m. Mary Holyoke, of John, July 30, 
1829. He di<»d In New York, April 28, 1835. Hfs widow married 
Jacob L. Harkei. of Brewer, 183:^, Aug. 19. "Martha Emerson, 
daughter wlilow Mary Brastow. baptized Brewer church. 1830.'* 

ii. Billings, b. Nov. 26, 1802; lived in Providence. R, I.; m. <;harlotte, 
daughter of .labez E'ond. of VVrentham, Mas8.. Jan. 1. 1827. Children : 
Charlottf and Alniira £. 

ill. Mary VVihting, b. Aug. 12. 1804; m. William F. Boynton, of Brewer, 
Dec. 29, is;n. 

iv. Deodat, b. Holden. Aug. 10. 1800; ni. Elizabetli, daughter of Colonel 
Solomon Blalie; published Nov. 10 1830. She born June 17, 1808; 
lived in Brewer and died ihere May 8. 1874. Ili« wife died March 21, 
1873. Children : Solomon D. ; Mary Eli2a, born 1836; oiarrled Capt. 
F. B. Goodwin, now of Bangor. 

V. Asa Whiting, b. April 17. 1808. 

vi. Lucinda. b. Nov. 19, 1823. (?) 


In Vol. II, No. V, page 87 of this magazine, it is stated that "Thomas 
GoMthwait was commissioned a Justice of the Peace in 1769, and in 
that capacity solemnized the first marriage which took place on Penob- 
scot River." Captain John S. Emery, of Boston, has in his possession 
a religious book entitled "The Whole Duty of Man," which belonged 
to his great grandfather, Capt. Daniel Sullivan,* of Sullivan, Me., on a 
leaf of which is written in the handwriting of Captain S., "Daniel 
Sullivan and Abigail Bean were married June 3, 1766, by Esquire 
Crofford, at Fort Pownal." In other records of the time it is said that 
they were married by "James Crawford, Esquire."! The well authenti- 
cated tradition in tlic family is, that Captain Sullivan carried his intended 
bride in a canoe to Fort Pownal, and was there married, as there was no 
minister or magistrate nearer, at that time. 

♦ Vol. n, No. 4, page 76. 
t Vol. I, No. 9, page 144. 

138 Deaths in Bangor. 


1810, April 11, John, son of George Phillips. 

1826, June 24, Phillip, son of George Phillips. 

1828, April 21, Mrs. Rachel, consort of George Phillips. 

1815, July 6, Nancy Plummer. 
1823, May 15, Abiel Packard. 

'' Sept. 25, David, son of Deacon Samuel Pool, of Minot. 
" Oct. 11, Nathan Parsons, Rev. soldier, 81. 
1825, Oct. 29, Geo. L. Parsons, Esq., of Sebec. 
" June 28, Samuel Pierce, of Milo, 28. 

1828, Oct. 25, Mrs. Pike, consort of Nath. Pike. 

'* Dec. 20, Capt. Hiram Pray, formerly of Ossipee, N. H., 86. 

1829, Sept. 19, Rachel Rogers, daughter of Moses Perkins, of Brook- 
field, N. H. 

1832, Nov. 28, Morris Perkins, formerly of Dover, N. H., 40. 

1833, July 7, Wm. F. Perkins, formerly of Salem, Mass., 16. 

1831, Oct. 15, Einily, daughter of Robert Parker, 19. 
" Nov., Leonard Packard, formerly of Ripley, 18. 

1832, May 13, Daniel Pike, 48. 

" March 10, Mrs. Dorcas, wife of Daniel Pike, 31. 
'* Nov. 15, Deacon Wm. Pennel, of Williamsburg, 51. 

1833, April, Mrs. Elis, wife of Pliny D. Parsons. 
'* Mav, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Laban Phillips. 

1825, Nov. 14, Wentworth H. Roberts, 37. 

1826, Dec. 28, Mrs. Sarah Randall, 60. 

1827, Sept. 20, Isaac Randall, 33. 

1831, Aug. 23, Geo. W. Randall, 30. 
1827, Oct. 27, Jona., son of Moses Rowe. 

*' Nov. 30, Mrs. Jane, wife of Moses Rowe. 

1832, Nov., Ephraim C. Rogers, of Portland, 23. 

1833, May 9, Mrs. Susan, wife of Capt. Sylvanus Rich. 

1816, Oct. G, John Spencer. 

1826, Oct. 26, Nath, Spencer*, 106. 

1832, Feb. 1, Mrs. Bridget Spencer, 80. 

1821, May 4, Mrs. Mary, wife of VVm. Seward, 40. 

1826, July 13, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Wm. Saunders. 
" Aug. 31, Sabra S. Sherburn, 22. 

1827, May 30, David H., son of Sam. Smith, 23. 

1830, Feb. 27, Joseph Smith, of Jefferds and Smith. 

1831, April 7, Rev. John Smith, D. D., of Theo. Seminary, 65. 
" July 14, Wm. M. Smith, of Buxton. 

1827, June 29, Wm. Smith, seaman, drowned. 
1829, Nov. 22, Jesse Smith, Rev. soldier, 70. 

1828, Oct. 11, Mr. Jeduthan Sanger, 50. 

1828, Jan. 3, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Geo. Starrett, Esq. 

1833, Dec. 13, Mrs. Martha Burgess, second wife of George Starrett, 

* Married at Gunhnoe, now Augusta, by James Howard, Esq., Dec. 8, 1772, Natbaniel 
Spencer to Miss Bridget Sluipson.— [Mi*. Genealogist, Vol. I, page 76. 

Deaths in Bangor, 139 

1828, Sept. 25, Miss Sally, daughter of T. B. Stinchfield, of Clinton, 

1831, April 20, Mrs. Persis Southwick, 62. 

1832, Jan. 16, Ann Stanley, 25. 

" Nov., Charles P. Stevens, of Portland, 23. 
" Sept., Mrs. Mary, wife of Ancil Sevey. 

1833, March 22, Mrs. Sophia, wife of Daniel Stone. 
*' July 28, Israel H. Snow, 29. 

" Dec. 12, Mrs. Margaret, wife of John S. Say ward. 
1777, Nov. 8, John, son of Robert Treat. 

1791, Nov. 25, Betsey, daughter of Robert Treat. 

1792, Sept. 8, Polly, daughter of Robert Treat. 
1795, July 9, Samuel, son of Robert Treat. 

1798, Oct. 19, Robert Jr., son of Robert Treat, on his passage to 

1821, Aug., Joshua, son of Robert Treat. 

1824, May 27, Robert Treat, Esquire, 72. 

1799, March 1, Eliza, daughter of Theo. Trafton. 
1801, Feb. 26, Tobias, son of Theo. Trafton. 

1823, Aug. 26, Harvey Loomis, son of Theo. Trafton. 
1818, Aug. 22, Mrs. Elis, wife of Mark Trafton, 31. 
1832, Dec. 7, Mrs. Ann, wife of Mark Trafton, 34. 

1823, Feb. 13, Samuel Thoms, about 80. 

1825, Nov. 15, Alfred Torrv, from Dixfield, 23. 

1826, Sept. 30, Mrs. Mary H., wife of Wm. Tozier. 

1830, June 16, Ephraim, son of Joseph Tyler, 30. 

1831, Sept., Mrs. Olive Tufts, 22. 

" Nov. 18, Amos Tappan, formerly of New York. 

1832, Feb., Mrs. Hannah, widow of Amos Tappan. 

*' May 25, Mrs Sarah, wife of Richard Treat, 30. 
*' Oct., Mrs. Sarah, wife of Wm. Thompson. 

1833, Nov. 2, Cordelia H. Tupper, 21. 
" Mrs. Tyler, wife of Joseph Tyler. 

1832, Dec. 22, Mrs. Ann, wife of Abner Taylor. 

1833, May 14, Eliza i.., wife of Samuel L. Valentine, 41. 
" Dec. 3, Alfred Goss, son of Samuel Veazie. 

1822, June 22, 23, Mrs. Jemima M., wife of Wm. D. Williamson. 

1824, March 9, Mrs. Susan E., wife of William D. Williamson. 
1832, Sept. 6, William F., son of Wm. D. Williamson, 18. 

" Jan. 27, Mrs. Mary, wife of Geo. Williamson. 

1824, Oct. 4, Abraham, son of E. Wheelwright, of Newburyport. 

1825, Sept. 23, Phiueas E., son of Hon. Phineas White, of Putney, 

1826, May 4, Mrs. Susan, wife of Anthony Woodward. 

1829, July 11, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Anthony Woodward. 

1827, Oct. 27, Simon, son of Wm. Webster, of Durham. 

1829, Sept. 2, George, son of Jona. Webster. 

1830, Aug. 21, Nath. Porter, son of Jona. Webster, 25. 
1827, Aug. 29, Mrs, Azubah, wife of Ford Whitman. 

140 Letter from Edward WinaloWj of New Brunswick. 

1828, Nov. 5, Octavia, daughter of Ford Whitman. 

" Oct. 17, Mrs. Lydia Whitman, formerly of Tamworth, N. H. 
" July 24, Bartlett, son of Zebulon Willis, of Bridgewater, Mass. 

1829, Aug. 3, Gilbert Wallace, 30. 

1830, Dec. 3, Wm. Williams, U. S. Soldier, 23. 

1831, Oct. 17, Mrs. Reuben Wheeler, 48. 

1832, Aug. 22, Nath. Webb, formerly of Albion, 24. 
" Sept., Widow Huldah Williams, 76. 

1833, Nov., Mrs. Sarah B., wife of Caleb B. Wingate, 21. 


WICK, 1797. 


In reading the story of the Loyalists, who were the losing 
party in our struggle for national independence, and many of 
whom, with delicately reared families, were obliged to abandon 
comfortable and luxurious homes in Massachusetts and New York, 
and start afresh in the wilds about the shores of the Bay of Fundy , 
even the staunchest friend of the American cause, will find fre- 
quent occasion for sympathy and regret. In this connection the 
following letter may he read with some interest. Both the writer 
and receiver were prominent among the early settlers of New 
Brunswick, at the close of the Revolution. The former, Edward 
Winslow, belonged to one of the most distinguished fiuniiies of 
Massachusetts, being descended from the Pilgrim Governor of the 
same name, and nephew of Gen. John Winslow, who had com- 
mand of the colonial forces, at the time of the expulsion of the 
Acadians from Nova Scotia, in 1755. He was a native of Marsh- 
field, where Daniel Webster afterwards had his home on the 
family estate, and graduated from Harvard College. He was 
appointed Secretary of the first Boundary Commission — that 
which settled the identity of the St. Croix. 

Ward Chipman, to whom the letter is addressed, was another 
Massachusetts loyalist, and like Winslow, a graduate of Harvard. 
His sister married Hon. William Gray, the famous Salem mer- 
chant, commonly known as * 'Billy Gray," and Mr. Justice Gray, 
of the United States Supreme Court, is her grandson. The Duke 

Letter from Edward Wmslow^ of New Brunswick. 141 

of Kent, Queen Victoria's father, was visitor at his house on 
Prince Williams St., St. John, N. B., in the early part of the 
century, and his grandson, the Prince of Wales, was entertained 
at the same house in 1860. Judge Chipman was selected as agent 
to present the case of the British government before the Commis- 
sion of 1796, and again, before the Commission of 1816, which 
settled the Boundary line among the islands of Passamaquoddy 
Bay. This letter refers to the work of the first Commission, but 
as in many similar cases, the most interesting part is found in the 
postscript. It seems a pity that the Sabbath morning meditations 
of the writer should have been disturbed in this way. 

'*KiNGscLEAB, 6th Nov., 1797. 

Mt dear CmPMAK : — By Disbrow I received Mr. Sullivan's argiimeot, 
and I am in possesbion of all the papers necessary for me to complete 
one copy of my Journal and appendix (except your argument), which 
yoQ will have the goodness to forward as soon as may be convenient. 

Your requisitions for copies shall be comply'd with as fast as possible. 
Ton will recollect (of course) that I am in a situation where it is imprac- 
ticable to obtain assistance, and that the duty already pointed out will 
require five steady pens, at least. Under the directions of the Board, I 
am to prepare four journals and four appendixes. In each of the appen- 
dixes both arguments are to be introduced, together with the testimonies,. 
etc. Arduous as the task may appear, I feel in no degiee disconcerted, 
because in all former difficulties (especially great ones) bome invisible 
hand has given me a lift and extricated me. If I continue in health I 
will accomplish the business. Hitherto (since my return) a series of 
sickness, perplexity and distress have prevented every effort to begin 
my operations. Mrs. Winslow is now so far recovered as to take the 
care of my family, in some degree, off my shoulders, and to-morrow I 
mean to open my books. By Thursday's post I probably will return the 
minutes of the Board, and a copy of Sullivan's memorial. The others, 
shall foUow. I am. 

Most affectionately yours, 

Ed. Winslow. 

Sunday Morning. 

By a note this moment received from town, I have reason to suppose- 
that I am maneuvered out of a Quarter Cask of wine, on which I solely 
depended for my winter's comfort. I must therefore entrust you to 
purchase for me one cask of Codner's wine, and have it cased and sent 
to me, to the care of Mr. Peter Frazer, by the very first conveyance. I 
have not a gallon of any kind in my house, and Bell's Maderia, (which 
I must purchase) is 14 shillings per gallon. I would not have troubled 
yon on such an occasion, but upon a serious emergency. * * * 

In great hast, yours, £. W. 

142 Roger Buck. 



Roger Buck, aged 18, came to New England with his father 
William Buck, plough-wright, in the Increase, in 1635, and set- 
tled at Cambridge. On the death of his wife Susanna, in 1685, he 
moved to Wobum, and died there Nov. 10, 1693. William Buck 
was fifty when he came over, and died in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 
24, 1658. Children of Roger and Susanna Buck : 

i. Samuel, b. Feb. 6, 1643; m. Rachel Leven; died Sept. 21, 1690. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 3, 1644; died young. 

iii. Ephraim. b. July 26, 1646; m. Sarah Brooks; d. Jan., 1721. 

iv. Mart, b. Jan. 23, 1&48 ; died Aug. 31, 1669. 

V. Lydia, b. ; in. Henry Mmith. 

vi. Ruth. b. Nov. 6, 1653; m. T. Bathrick; died Sept. 21, 1682. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1657; m. Joshua Wood. 

Samuel Bugk,^ son of the preceding, married March 16, 1H69- 
70, Rachel Leven ; removed to West Cambridge, now Arlington, 
and owned estates there. He was a soldier in Philip's war. He 
died Sept. 21, 1690, and his wife survived him four years. Chil- 

i. Nathaniel, b. July 16, 1672; died three days after. 

li. Hannah, b. Jan. 3, 1674-5 ; died April 13. 1675. 

iii. Rachel, b. July 7, 1676; m. Dec. 18, 1694, Jabez Brooks; died Feb. 

23, 1608. 

iv. Hannah, b. Aug. 18. 1680. 

V. Sarah, b. July 8, 1684. 

vi. Samuel, b. Dec. 3, 1686. 

Ephraim Buck,^ brother of the preceding, b. July 26, 1646 ; 
moved to Wobum, where he was taxed in the Meeting House Rate 
in 1672. He married, Jan. 1, 1670-1, Sarah, daughter of John 
Brooks. Children : 

1. Sarah, b. Jan. 11, 1673 ; m. Thomas Grover. 

ii. Ephraim, b. July 13, 1676; m. Hester or Esther Wagget. 

iii. John, b. Jan. 11, 1678-9; died within a month. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 7, 1679-80; m. Priscilla 

V. Samuel, b. Nov. 13, 1682 ; m. Hannah / 

vi. Eunice, b. July 7, 1685. ! 

vii. Ebenezer, b. May 20, 1689; m. Lydia Eames. 

viii.MARY, b. Oct. 28, 1691; m. first, Nathaniel Pike or Spike; seoottd, 
Samuel Bigsbee. 

* The descendants of this man are in every Oounty in Maine. EDnoR. 

Roger Buck; Crosby Note. 143 

Efhraim Buok,^ Jr., son of the preceding, by wife Hester or 

Esther Wagget, had : 

1. Sarah, b. Sept, 8, 1697. 

ii. Hester, b. April 16. 1700. 

ill. Ephraiu, b. Oct. 11, 1702. 

iv. Susannah, b. July 8, 1705. 

John Buck,' brother of the preceding, married Priscilla . 

Children : 

i. Mart, b. Oct, 2, 1712. 

ii. Priscilla, b. Nov. 18, 1714. 

iil. John,* b. Nov. 28, 1716. 

iv. Kesiah, b. March 1, 1719. 

V. Sarah, b. Aug. 20, 1721. 

vi. Esther, b. Jan. 10, 1723. 

vii. William, b. July 31, 1726. 

Samuel Buck,' brother of the preceding, married Hannah . 


i. Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1709. 

ii. Samuel, b. May 7, 1711. 

iii. Sarah, b. April 16, 1716. 

iv. Zebidiah, b. Aug. 29, 1719. 

Ebenezeb Buck,' brother of the preceding, married Lydia 

Eames. Children : 

1. Ltoia, b. May 28, 1713- 

ii. Ebenezbr, b. Feb. 22, 1717-18. 

iii. JoNATHAN,t b. Feb. 20, 1719-20. 

Samuel Buck, married Abigail, daughter of Jonathan Wy- 

man. She died Dec. 24, 1720, aged 30, Children : 

i. Samuel, b. June 7, 1713. 

ii. James, b. Feb. 26, 1714-15 (?) ; died Dec. 3, 1723, aged nine years. 

iii. Hannah, b. Dec. 9, 1719. 

Samuel and Sarah. Children : 

i. Sarah, b. June 17, 1722. 

ii. Rachel, b. Jan. 2. 1724-5. 

iii. Judith, b. Jan. 3, 1726. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1726. 


See No, VI, Vol. II, page 1 12. Mrs. Harriet Crosby Ellis, wife of Rev. Man- 
ning Ellis, died Jan. 10, 1786, aged 76 years, 4 months, 20 days. (Gravestone 
at Hampden.) 

* John Bock, bom Nov. 28, 1716. This man was probably the father of Ab^ah, Na- 
thaniel, and John Buok, who were the founders of Bucklleld» Me., information ooncem- 
iag whom is desired. 

t Col. Jonathan Buck, of Backsport, bom Feb. 20, 1719-20. See ante, Vol. n, p. 21. 


144 Rev. Benj\ Huntoon; Letter from Oen. Sumner ^ i&c. 

Graduated at Dartmouth College, 1817. He preached the sermon 
at the dedication of the Independent Congregational Church in 
Bangor, Sept. 3, 1829. Installed minister over the Church and 
Society, June 23, 1830. On account of failing health he was dis- 
missed, 1833. He died in Canton, Mass., April 19, 1864. 

His son, Daniel T. V. Huntoon, died in Canton, Mass., Dec. 
15, 1886, aged 44 years. Mr. Huntoon was much interested in 
historical and genealogieal inquiries ia Massachusetts and Maine, 
and had been, among other matters, preparing a history of the 
town of Canton, Mass. (Punkapoag). 


^'Portland, Sept. 12, 1818. 
To Gen. John Blake. 

Sir : — Previous to the departure of his exceUency the 
Commander-in-Chief* from Boston, be directed the Q. M. General to 
purchase a few articles for presents to the Indians, in case they should 
come to see him in Bangor, and since his arrival here the Q. M. General 
has informed him that they were procured and shipped on board the 
schooner Packet, Captain Fowler, and addressed to your care. The 
Governor requests me to inform you of the fact, and to express to you 
his desire that the articles should be retained till his arrival on the 
Penobscot, and also his particular wish that the intent above noticed, and 
in fine, the fact of the arrival of the articles, should not be mentioned 
or in any manner be permitted to become public. 
I have the honor to be, sir, most respectfully. 
Your obedient servant. 

W. H. SUMNER, Ai>j'T Gbn." 


Isaac Frees, of Penobscot River, and Abraham Frees, for £200 
sell Ignatius and Solomon Haskell, of Newbury, a tract of land in 
Deer Island ; this land near Long Cove, and John Frees, and 
Cole and Babbidge. Sept. 2, 1778. (Vol. I, p. 367, Hancock 

* Governor John Brooks and staff arrived in Bangor Sept. 10, 1818. Monday, Sept. 
21. he reviewed the Third, Fourth and Fifth Besimenta of Maine MUltia (Mass.) The 
hngade was under command of Col. Isaac Hodadon. 





In 1821, a committee of the Legislature, then sitting at Port- 
land, was appointed to fix a seat of Government and erect suitable 
buildings. This committee selected Hallowell as the most suitable 
place. The Legislature did not agree with the Committee. In 
1822, a new Committee was appointed which reported in 1823, 
*« that Augusta was the place for the Capital, and Weston's Hill 
for the State House, and that the Legislature should meet there 
in 1827." The Legislature amended the Report and Resolve, 
adding that *'a site free of expense should be deeded the State 
for the public buildings," and this passed. The lot was purchased 
and deeded to the State. In 1824 the Governor communicated 
the fact to the Legislature ; after much wrangling it was referred 
to the ''next Legislature." In 1825, the whole subject came 
before the Legislature again. Thomaston was ambitious ; had the 
State Prison and wanted more ; Wiscasset wanted it ; Portland 
and Waterville wanted it. The deed of the lot at Augusta was 
objected to ; a new one was made ; but finally the whole subject 
was again referred to the ** next Legislature." This vote was a 
favorite way then of killing a measure, as it is now. In 1826 no 
progress was made ; everything hung fire. In 1827 the matter 
came up again. All the former towns came up again, asking for 
the Capital. Col. Joshua Carpenter, of Howland, proposed Ban- 
gor; William Vance said, "No. In both wars the enemy had 
scoured the Penobscot." Finally, after much bickering, the Re- 
solve was passed, and approved by the Governor, Feb. 24, 1827, 
making Augusta the Capital. 

146 The State Housey Augusta. 

June 6, 1827, Governor Lincoln and his Council met at Au- 
gusta, and selected the same lot for the public buildings that had 
])een selected by the Committee of 1822. It was deeded to the 
State, June 6th, by Joshua Gage, Joseph Chandler, Kobert C. 
Vose, Henry W. Fuller, Pitt Dillingham, and Eeuel Williams. 
The lot was 42 rods wide, about 132 rods long, reaching from the 
old Hallowell road to the river, and contained 34 acres. In Jan- 
uary, 1828, Governor Lincoln, in his address, "called the atten- 
tion of the Legislature to the necessity of providing public build- 
ings." That Committee reported as follows : 

"In Senate, Jan. 15, 1828. 

That pursuant to the provisions of the Act of the last Legislature, 
fixing the place of the permanent Seat of Government, and prescribing 
where the Legislature shall hold its sessions, the Governor and Council 
held a session at Augusta, in June last, and after having viewed several 
sites in that town, came to the conclusion and determination to select the 
lot called Capitol Hill or Weston's Lot, as the most suitable lot on 
which the Public Buildings might be erected, and gave notice of their 
determination to the citizens of Augusta, who thereupon caused said lot 
to be conveyed to the State by a good and sufficient deed executed and 
delivered, which deed was unanimously accepted by the Governor and 
Council, caused to be registered, and is now in the office of the Secre- 
tary of State ; and measures have been adopted by the Executive and 
nearly carried into effect, to cause this lot to be fenced and ornamented 
with forest trees, as far as could be done by the appropriation made for 
that object. 

It may be proper for the Committee to add for the information of the 
Legislature, that the lot now selected and accepted by the Governor and 
Council is the same which was selected by a Committee of the Legisla- 
ture in 1822, and referred to in their Report accepted by the Legislature 
in 1823, as the most central and suitable place at which the permanent 
Seat of Government should be established, and that the town of Au- 
gusta has laid out, and partly made a street across the lot, whereby ac- 
cess to the lot is rendered more easy and convenient. 

The law of the State having provided that the Legislature shall as- 
semble and hold its sessions at Augusta, on and after the first day of 
January, 1832, it seems to be the duty of this Legislature to consider 
the means they have at command whereby to provide for and defray 
the expense of erecting suitable Public Buildings, for the accommo- 
dation, at that time, of the P2xecutive and Legislative Departments of 
the (Tovernment, and of the several Public Offices required by law to be 
kept at the Seat of Government. 

The means suggested are Taxes^ Loans^ and the Wild Lands be- 
longing to the State ; but inasmuch as the Committee approve the views 
taken and advanced by the Governor, in his communication on this sub- 
ject, they forbear to add anything of their own, further than to say, 

The State Houaey Augusta. 147 

that if the Public Buildings are to be obtained by an appropriation of 
Public Lands, and completed for the use of the Legislature in 1832, 
good policy and the interest of the State require that measures be now 
taken to effect that object ; and the Committee report the accompanying 
Resolve, which is respectfully submitted." 

This Committee Reported a '*Resolve for providing Public 
Buildings for the State." This Resolve authorized the Governor 
to appoint a Commissioner of Public Buildings, whose duty it 
was to obtain plans and estimates of cost for their erection, and 
also appropriated eleven townships and half townships of land for 
the purpose, which the Land Agent was authorized to sell at pub- 
lic vendue to the highest bidder, and turn the proceeds into the 

Gen. William King was appointed Commissioner of Public 
Buildings 1828, and recommended a plan prepared by Mr. Bulfinch, 
of Boston, which was similar to the Massachusetts State House, 
estimated to cost $80,000. This plan was adopted, and work com- 
menced and continued through 1829. In 1830 a new State Ad- 
ministmtion came into power, General King was removed, and 
William Clark of Hallow^ell appointed Commissioner. More trou- 
ble ensued ; Portland wanted the Capital. The enemies of Au- 
gusta did every thing to unsettle the matter. Finally the Legis- 
lature agreed to Augusta, and imposed new conditions upon its 
citizens requiring them to give a bond of $50,000 to pay all that 
the State House cost, over the appropriations. A satisfactory 
bond was given by nearly all the citizens of Augusta signing it. 

Reuel Williams was then appointed Commissioner, and comple- 
ted the State House. It was not w^ell built. Ex-Governor Ed- 
ward Kent was a member of the House in 1832, and he informed 
the writer that "the roof leaked so, that in a rain storm he had to 
sit in Representative Hall with his hat on." The chimneys were 
built for the use of wood, and from that cause, when the use of 
coal in fuiiiaces came about, it became nothing more than a fire- 
trap. ' It has caught fire several times, and the only wonder is 
that it has not loog since burned down. The state of the build- 
ing now, 1887, is one of peril. There is not a fire-proof vault or 
place in the State House to-day^ where the precious archives of the 

148 The State House, Augusta. 

State, or the securities in the Treasury, are not liable to be burned 
up if a fire should take place. 

I give herein Reports and Resolves which tell the rest of the 
story : 

"report in senate, FEB. 22, 1833. 

"The Joint Standing Committee on Public Buildings, to whom were 
referred so much of the Governor's Message as relates to the Public 
Buildings, a Communication from the Governor accompanying a report 
of the Council, who audited the accounts of Reuel Williams, Commis- 
sioner of Public Buildings, and the Report of the said Commissioner 
having had the same under consideration, ask leave to Report. 

In June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twen- 
ty-seven, the Governor and Council first held a session in the town of 
Augusta, and selected this elevated spot, on which to erect this noble 
and costly edifice. The lot was then conveyed to the State by a good 
and sufficient Deed, executed and delivered, and by them unanimously 
accepted. During that year the lot was fenced, and in part was orna- 
mented with forest trees. The Legislature in the year 1828, authorized 
the Governor, with the advice of Council, to appoint a Commissioner of 
Public Buildings. The Commissioner was empowered and required to 
obtain plans and estimates of the probable expense of preparing the 
grounds, «&c., of erecting and finishing the public buildings of durable 
materials upon the State lot in Augusta. Upon the plan and estimate 
being adopted by the Governor and Council, and upon their certifying 
the same to the Commissioner, the said Commissioner was empowered 
to "proceed and prepare the grounds, provide materials, and cause the 
building to be erected and finished conformably to the plan approved by 
the Governor and Council, subject, however, to such changes, modifica- 
tions and alterations as in the progress of the work might be suggested 
and approved by the Governor and Council.*' Ten townships and half 
townships of land by the Legislature of 1828, were by that Legislature 
appropriated for the purpose of erecting and completing the public build- 
ings, and the Land Agent was directed to sell them at vendue to the 
highest bidder, and to pay the proceeds of the sales into the Treasury 
of the State. The sales of these lands brought into the Treasury the 
sum of Sixty Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty-Six Dollars and Eighty 
Cents. William King was in 1828 appointed the first Commissioner of 
Public Buildings ; and during that year he expended thereupon the sura 
of $1,999.35; and during the succeeding year expended thereon the 
sum of $28,672.80. In the year 1830 William Clark received the ap- 
pointment of Commissioner of Public Buildings, and expended upon the 
same during that year, the sum of $56,237.41, inclubive of his commis- 
sions. In the year 1831 Reuel Williams was appointed to that office, 
who has since continued and officiated therein, and during that year laid 
out upon the public buildings and grounds the sum of $27,896 73, and 
in the purchase of articles of furniture, for the respective offices, the sum 
of $5,286.97. During the past year, the last mentioned Commissioner 
has expended, and mostly upon the fences, grounds, and alteration of 

The State S&usey Augusta. 149 

the dome, the sum of $18,898.28. The whole amount of expenditures 
for the erection and finishing the public buildings, leveling the grounds, 
and building the fences, and in the purchase of the furniture for rooms 
and offices, is $ld8,991«34. Two or three hundred dollars will now com- 
plete the whole undertakings—level the grounds, and finish the beauti- 
fully curved elliptical fence about the yards. It is stated that the sales 
of surplus materials on hand will meet this expenditure. Of the expendi- 
tures of 1832, the sum of $775.01, exclusive of sales of old copper, was 
paid out, for altering the dome and painting it three times ; $25 for 
removing stones, and making conductors on roof; $298.75 for making 
Engrossing Clerk's room and making Library room ; $42.50 for making 
a counter in the Secretary's office ; $89 for finishing four safes and 
locks; $111.50 for painting the ceiling of the Senate Chamber; 
$12.75 for making repairs on pump ; $39.92 for making and repairing 
numbers to the seats in the Representatives Hall, and painting spit 
boxes; $544.50 for extra on front gate and gateway, and making 
dra'ns from the house and culverts under the walls ; $90.01 for small 
additions and alterations ; $101.50 for furniture. During the yeai* 
1832 there has been received by the Commissioner for sales of articles, 
and for labor and rents of State grounds, the sum of $645. 83. In the 
year 1831 the Legislature appropriated the sum of $25,000 to be laid out 
upon the public buildings, on condition that a sufficient bond in the pe- 
nal .sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars be given by the inhabitants of Augusta 
to the Treasurer of the State, to secure the payment of all sums of mon- 
ey which should be required over and above the said sum of $25,000, 
perfectly and entirely to complete and finish the public grounds and 
buildings. Such bond was offered and accepted, a copy of which has 
been before us. On the settlement of the Commissioner's claims by the 
Governor and Council on the first day of January last, there was in the 
hands of the Commissioner the sum of $3,860.26, being the balance of 
the sum raised in 1831, Agreeably to the report of the Council bearing 
date February 14, 1833, the sum of $11,466.75 was on the first day of 
January last past due the Commissioner for expenditures made in '*fin- 
ishing the house, preparing the grounds, erecting the stone walls, making 
the iron fences, &c., as provided for in the bond given to the State by 
individuals of Augusta ;" and $2,925.44 for making alterations, additions, 
and repairs as directed by the Governor and Council, including the ser- 
vices of the Commissioner for that year. The whole amount received by 
William King for his services as Commissioner of Public Buildings from 
Oct. 10, 182S, to March, 1830, is $1,700. The amount received by Wil- 
liam Clark for his services as Commissioner, from March 30, 1830, to 
January 1, 1831, $930. The amount paid Reuel Williams, including his 
services for the year 1832, is $1600 ; amounting in the whole to $4230. 
The first coppering of the dome was ascertained by the Commissioner to 
be so imperfect and leaky, as to endanger the building, and require 
immediate repairs. No blame is attributed by him to the contractors, 
the labor apparently being performed in a good and workmanlike 
manner. It was deemed expedient to strip the dome, increase the pitch 
and copper it anew ; and although the undertaking was expensive, yet it 
has rewarded the State with a tight, safe and beautiful dome. The 

150 Inscriptions from Eastport Cemetery. 

alteration of the front gate and gateway from the original plan, was 
advised and directed, that they should better conform with the architec- 
ture of the building. Being furnished with a building of as splendid 
workmanship and excellent materials, as any State in the Union can 
boast of, it is now incumbent upon us to preserve it, and beautify its 
yards and adjacent grounds. In duty to the citizens of this State who 
have contributed so largely to its erection, and in courtesy to strangers 
and visitors from other States, it is judged advisable that some suitable 
person or persons be employed to superintend the public buildings and 
grounds, and afford every facility to visitors, in viewing and examining 
our splendid Capitol. The grounds around the building, and more espe- 
cially on the North and South of it, should be ornamented with trees — 
whole sown into grass — some parts perhaps turfed — and frequent vigi- 
lance is required to prevent them from washing and gullying. Constant 
employment may be furnished a Superintendent in alterations, improve- 
ments and repairs. To reimburse the moneys expended by the Commis- 
sioner, and to make provision for the employment of a Superintendent, 
your Committee recommend the passage of the accompanying Resolves-" 

March 4, 1833, the followiog Resolve was passed : 

Resolved^ That the bond to the Treasurer of the State dated March 
twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, signed by Daniel Cony 
and others, in the penal sum of Fifty Thousand iJoUars, conditioned to 
'*pay any and all sums of money, which shall be necessary beyond the 
sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars appropriated by the Legislature" 
to complete and finish the public buildings and grounds at Augusta, 
according to the agreement and stipulation in the same bond, is forfeited 
to the use of the State ; and that the Treasurer of the State be, and he 
hereby is requested forthwith to call on said obligors for payment." 


Eliza B., wife of Daniel Apt, died Sept. u, 1858-60. 
Capt. Sylvanus Applebee, died Jan. 12, 1834, aged 46. 
^'Consort" Susan, died Oct. 16, 1824, aged 3 ,. 
Daniel Aymar, died Oct. 21, 1850, aged 65. 
Israel Andrews, died Dec. 8, 1821. 
His wile Elizabeth Scott, died Sept. 13, 1834. 
Barney Allen, died Nov. i, 1837, »g^^ S^- 
Wife Mary, died May 30, 1S40, aged 49. 
John Burgin Esq., died Feb. 20, 1846, aged 80. 
Mrs. Hannah Burgin, died March 11, 1847, aged 75. 
Alexander Boyd, 1795— 1879. 

Grace Newell, died Nov. 15, 1862, aged 66\ Robert, Joseph, Char- 
lotte E., James E., wife and children of Alex. Boyd. 
Philip Y. Bell died June 16, 1828, aged 39. 

Inscriptions from Eastport Cemetery. 151 

Capt. William Billings, a native of Kittery, died Nov. 30, 1856, aged 
63 years, 9 months. 

Mrs. Sarah Billings, died July 2, 1852, aged 57. 

Henry Byram, Feb. 15, A. L. 5848, aged 67 years, 6 months. 

Erected by Eastport Mechanical Association in memory of Henry 
S. Butman. who perished on Campo Bello, on the night of 4th January, 
1818, aged '27. 

Seward Bucknam, born in Falmouth, July 7, 1783, died Feb. 14, 
1868, aged 84. His wife Anna died Nov. 22, aged 38. His wife Irene, 
died Oct. 19, 1865, aged 69. 

Nathan Bucknam died Jan. 20, 1879, aged 81 years, 10 days. 

Wife Charlotte, died Jan. 10, 1877, ^^^^ 77 years, 7 months. 

Amos Bucknam died April 8, 1836, aged 30. 

Joseph Bucknam died Oct. 10, 1858% aged 20. 

Sumner Bucknam died March 4, 1866, aged 35. 

Adda S., wife of Sumner, and former wife of Joseph S. Bucknam, 
died June 28, 1871, aged 34 years, 3 months. 

Asa Bucknam Dec. 30, 1822 — Sept. 9, 1878. 

Mrs. Susan L., died Sept. 18, 1853, aged 29 years, 8 months. 

Sally B., wife of John Beckford, died Jan. 16, 1845, aged 52. 

Anthony Brooks died May 8, 1856, aged 75 years. 

Wife Hannah, died Nov. 30, 1858, aged 76 years. 

Charles Brooks died June 18, 1867, aged 72 years. 

Jona. Buck, born Buckspoit, died Oct. 16, 1839, ^^^^ 43* 

Samuel Blatchford died Oct. 15, 1829, aged 65 years. 

Wife Lydia, died Feb. 9, 1850, aged 85. 

Waterman Bent died Feb. 11, 1^55, aged 46 years, 7 months. 

Wife Thankful, died May 10, 183A, aged 31 years, 4 months. 

Joshua Bradford born Sept. 4, 1764, died April 26, 1800. 

Wife Mary Hunaford, died June 20, 1827, aged 57. 

Capt. A. R. Bradford, born Nov. 7, 1795, died Aug. 15, 1854. 

Wife Betsey, born Feb. 14, 1797, died Feb. 11, 1868. (?) » 

Thomas Burnham died Jan. 2, 1817, aged 42. 

Mrs. Ann Burnham, died Dec. 2, 1868, aged 91. 

Thomas Burnham died Feb. 5, 1848, aged 38. 

Capt. John L. Bowman died July 28, 1859, aged 60 years, 6 months, 
28 days. 

Charles S. Carpenter died Dec. 31, 1870, aged 79 years, 4 months. 

Wife Lucy A., died Jan. 30, 1869, aged 72 years 10 months. 

Charles W. T. Carpenter died Oct. 28, i860, aged 40. 

Wife Miriam, died Sept. 3, 1857, ^%^^ 3^ years, 4 months. 

Alexander Capen died Nov. 21, 1873, aged 94 years and 4 months. 

Wife Jane Lenwood, died Sept. 22, 1848, aged 74 years 6 months. 

Joseph Cartwright died Oct. 4, 1846, aged 69. 

Josiah Coffin died Oct. 10, 1862, aged 74. 

Wife Mary L., died Dec. 28, 1870, aged 79. 

Mary A., wife of Daniel Cameron, died June 9, 1852, aged 58. 

Mrs. Sarah, wife of Nath. Clarke, died Mar. 27, 1821, aged 25. 

Capt. Ben. Clark, lost at sea, Oct. 3, 185 1, aged 57. 

Wife Martha, died May 9, 1871, aged 70. 

152 Inscriptions from Eastport Cemetery. 

Capt. John Clark died Nov. 22, 1863, aged 78. 

Wife Abigail, died Dec. 19, 1873, aged 89. 

Charles Clark died Jan. 4, 1838. 

Capt. William Clark died July 26, 1853, aged 46. 

John B. Clark died Oct. 21, 1854, aged 41. 

William L. Coulter died May 28, 1845, aged 71 years, 3 months. 

Wife Amy M., died April 9, 1862, aged Sl^, 

Ichabod R. Chadbourne died Dec. 8, 1855, aged 68. 

Geo. Case, of West Islesboro, died Oct 12, 1832, aged 54'. 

Wife Rosannah, died March 15, 1825, aged 42. 

Mrs. Margaret, wife of late James Dawson, a native of County of 
Tyrone, Ireland, died April i, 1847, aged 82. 

John B. Denotte died July 2, 1828, aged 42. 

Wife Elizabeth, died Jan. 8, 1872, aged 73 years, 9 months. 

Charles Dyer died Sept 5, 1844, aged 51. 

Jeremiah Edwards died May 7, 1849, *S®^ 5^* 

Wife Maria, died July 28, 1842, aged ^4. 

Stephen S. Folsom died Aug. 14, 1816, aged 32. 

Joseph Folsom died March 19, 1S38, aged 23. 

Deborah, wife of Jos. Folsom, died Dec. 7, 1853. 

Thomas Fisher died Sept. 7, 1847, aged 49. 

Ezekiel Foster, born Machias, Oct. 27, 1796, died in Pembroke, 
Oct. 15, 1843. 

Ira Foster died Sept. 8, 1870, aged 74. 

Wife Eliza, died Sept. 5, 1870, aged 69. 

Erected by Mrs. Devereux, in memory of John Figard, of Douglas, 
in the Isle of Man, Aug. 23, 1841. 

Luke Morang died Dec. i, 1846, aged 40. 

Wife Mary Folsom, died May 8, 1871, aged 65. 

John Oilman died June 19, 18S3, aged 82. 

Wife Martha, died Dec. 14, 1867, aged 69. 

Jonas Gleason* born Princeton, Mass., died Sept. 19, 1849, aged 56. 

Jesse Gleason died July 26, 1839, aged 47. 

Sophia Gleason died June 19, 1872, aged 80. 

Sarah J. Leighton, died Sept. 11, 1871, aged 75. 

Daniel Granger, born Andover, Mass., March 2, 1762, died June 17, 

Wife Mary Jordan, born Saco, Aug. 24, 1772, July 1853. 

Daniel T. Granger, born Saco, July 18, 1807, ^*^^ T>qc. 27, 1854, 
aged 47 years, 5 months. 

Eliza Adeline, wife of Geo. Gillard, of Trinidad, W. I., died July 
21, 1820, aged 23. 

Joseph Gunnison, born Buxton, May 10, 1799, died June 2, 1874. 

Wife Sarah Ann, died May 5, 1865, aged 59. 

Andrew Harrington died Feb. 22, 185 1, aged 72 years, 2 months. 

Wife Abigail, died May 16, 1853, aged 75. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Capt. John Harrington, died Aug. 16, 1854, 
aged 47. 

Chase Hilyard, died Sept. 29, 1876, aged 73 years, 6 months. 

Inscriptions from Eastport Cemetery. 153 

Becke Barrett, widow of Eleazer Houghton, bom Aug. 3, 1783, died 
Oct. 25, 1853. 

Deacon Aaron Hayden died June 8, 1842. 

His wife Ruth Richards, died Jan. 11, 1838, aged 59. 

Deacon Charles H. Hayden, died Oct. 21, 1851, aged 41 years, 5 

His wife Caroh'ne M. Hayden, died June 27, 1845, aged 25. 

Relict, Mary E., died Aug. 5, 1872, aged 50. 

William Harris died Nov. 13, 1842, aged 52. 

Benjamin Harris, died Feb. 21, 1853, aged 65 years, 6 months. 

Mathias Hinckley, 1752 — 1809. 

Wife Abigail Hinckley, 1759 — 1835. 

John Hinckley, 1799 — 1875. 

William Hewes, son of Paoli and Pamelia Hewes, of Islesboro, 
died Oct. 25, 1828, aged 29. 

John Hale, died Feb. 4, 1851, aged 55. 

Nath. Hatch, died 27 Aug., 1853, aged 70, 

Wife Anna, born Gorham, Dec. 11, 1794, died Oct. 20, 1867. 

Stephen Jones, died June 14, 1856, aged 72 years, 4 months. 

Wife Elizabeth B., died April 17, 1828, aged 39 years, 2 months. 

Samuel Jones, died May 9, 1824, aged 76. 

Wife Mary, died March 12, 1815, aged 6a. 

Thomas Johnson, died April 20, 1827, aged 47. 

Wife Mehetable, died Oct. 26, 1826, aged 47. 

Harriet Johnson, died Aug. 31, i846, aged 87. 

Paul Johnson, died Sept. 26, 1856, aged 70. 

Wife Kezia, died May 22, 1844, aged 57. 

Silas F.Johnson, died July 18, 1854, *S®^ 4^' 

Daniel Kilby, died Jan. 3, i860, aged ^ years, 7 months. 

Wife Joanna, died July 26, 1848, aged 49. 

Phebe, wife of John Webster, died May 14, 1854, *gc<^ 63. 

James Kimball, died Aug. 18, 1828, aged 58. 

Wife Mary Estabrook, died Augusta, April 30, 185 1, aged 71. 

Reuben Knox, died March 10, 1844, aged 44. 

John Lancy, died Feb. 9, 1854, *&®^ 7'- 

Wife Joanna, died July 26, 1848, aged 49. 

Benjamin B. Leavitt, born Nov. 6, 1798, died July 28, 1881. 

Wife Harriet L., born Kensington, N. H., June 21, 1802, died July 
16, 1840. 

Elijah, son of Moses and Sally Lincoln, died Sept. 7, 1827, aged 28. 

Capt. Joseph C. Lincoln, master of brig Islam, drowned off Cape 
Hatteras, March x, 1846, aged 39. 

Jeremiah. Lincoln, died Feb. 14, 1844, aged 49. 

Wife Sophia, died May 29, 1843, *&®^ 4^- 

Prudence Ludlow, died June 27, i8d6, aged 75. 

Capt. Robert Little, died June 11, 1855, aged 77. 

Wife Elizabeth, died July 27, 1836, aged 59. 

Robert Little Jr., died Sept. 22, 1827, aged 22. 

Oliver S. Livermore, died Sept. 27, 1873, aged 74. 

Wife Sarah S., died Oct. 12, 1863, aged 62. 

154 Inscriptions from JEastport Cemetery. 

Joseph Mason Livermore, born Nov. 22, 1824, died Nov. 20, 1878. 

Mrs. Lydia Livermore, consort of Joseph, daughter of Mr. Samuel 
and Mrs. Lydia Tuttle, died Sept. 25, 1805, aged 28. 

Mrs. Susan Mason, wife of Capt. Rish worth Mason, and daughter 
of J. Livermore, died April 12, 1825, aged 22 years, 10 months. 

Abijah Leighton, died May 14, 1074, aged 67 years, 8 months. 

Wife Elizabeth, died July n, 1842, aged 35. 

Capt. Wm. A. Matthews, died Jan. 6, 1852, aged 50 years, 6 months. 

Wife Sabrina, died May 21, 1847, aged 43. 

John J. l^Iarshall, died March 4, 1839, ^^^^ 4^* 

Wife Catharine, died Oct. 11, 1852, aged 64. 

Samuel McCrea, died Aug. 5, 1840, aged 75. 

Sarah, wife of Alex T. Miller, died May 27, iiS55, aged 54. 

Solomon Mabee, died April 23, 1829, aged 67. 

Wife Elizabeth, died April 29, 1809, aged 39. 

Joanna Mabee, died New York, Sept. 4, 1855, aged 56. 

Capt. Wm. Mabee, died Dec. q, 1855, aged 63. 

Wife, Jane S., died May 27, 1043, aged 42, 

Hassy?, wife of James Norwood, died Feb. 5, 1852, aged 45. 

Lucretia, wife of Moses Norwood, died March 19, 1848, aged 64. 

John Norton, died Oct. 16, 1856, aged 65. 

Wife Eliza N., died July 21, 1871, aged 71. 

Capt. Asa Nickerson, died April 4, 1862, aged 61. 

Enoch Jones Noyes, Feb. 26, 1810 — April 7, 1878. 

Wm. Owen, died March 13, 1871, aged 78 years, 2 months. 

Wife Elizabeth, died Sept. 28, 1863, aged 72 years, 5 months. 

Mr. Wm. Peirce, of Barbadoes, died Feb. 26, 1829, aged 32. 

Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Thos. Peirce, died Aup. 15, 1833, aged 39. 

Justus Pyke, died June 11, 1844, aged 83. 

Wife Betsey, died June 12, 1857, aged 93 years, 7 months. 

Sarah Pike, died June 12, 1875, aged 70. 

Wm. Pike, died Oct. 12, 1836, aged 33. ' 

Zebulon A. Paine, bornStandish, died July 30, 1854, *&®^ 5^' 

Wife Margaret S., died May 3, 1869, aged 70. 

Ruth Preble, died Aug. 26, 185 1, aged 69. 

Thomas Parker, died Jan. 16, 1865, aged 64. 

Nancy, wife of Samuel Phillins, and second wife of Nath. Rolfe, died 
Sept. 20, 1870, aged 82 years, o months. 

John Patterson, died Jan. 21, 1849, aged 75* 

Wife Elizabeth A., died May 2, 1863, aged 74. 

Capt. John Peavey, died July 3, 1818, aged 40. 

Wife Phebe, died Jan. 14, 181 9, aged 26. 

Mrs. Abigail, wife of Benj. Ring, died July 27, 1827, aged 29. 

William Rose, died Nov. 2, 1863, aged 53. 

Charles D. Rice, M. D., died Feb., 1853, aged 53. 

Mary, wife of E. Richardson, born April, 1797, died Jan. 11, 1833. 

Richard Ring, died Oct. 23, 1853, aged 78. 

John W. Reynolds, died June 27, 1846, aged 63. 

Wife Margaret, died April 16, 1851, aged 63. 

Solomon Rice, died Jan. 289 1848, aged 67 years, 10 months. 


Inscriptions Jrom JSastport Cemetery. 155 

, Wife Abigail, died June 4, 1866, aged 82. 

Samuel Rice, died Oct. 20, 1851, aged 58. 

Wife Mehetable, died May i, 1866, aged 63 years, 6 months. 

Joel Raymond, died Dec. 3, 1853, ^g^d 61. 

Wife Sarah, died July 3, 1853, aged 55. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Otis and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln, of 
Hingham, born Aug, 3,17941 died May 28, 1884; married Capt. 
Samuel Shackford, Dec. 12, 1818, who died at Demerara, Aug. 31, 
1820, and second, Capt. Sylvanus Applebee, Oct. 17, 1825. 

John Spence, died July 6, 1857, aged 49. 

Wife Jane, died Dec. 1855, aged 48. 

Abel Stevens, died Aug. 3, 1847, aged dj years, 6 months. 

Wife Sarah Thaxter, died Sept. 28, 18^, aged 72 years, 5 months. 

Samuel Stevens, born Warwick, Mass., Oct. 25, 1790, died Dec, 
I, aged 81. 
~ife Hannah, died Jan. 29, 183 1, aged 31. 

Wife Mary C, died June 17, 1844, aged 38. 

Wife Caroline B., died Sept. 30, 1869, aged 69. 

Benjamin Stevens, died April 15, 1850, aged 6i. 

Wife Mary, died in Boston, Feb. 5, 1871, aged 71. 

Capt. John Swett, died Sept. 10, 1832, aged 52. 

Wife Mary T. died Aug. 6, 1833, aged 48. 

Richard Sears died July 25, 1836, aged 61. 

Wife Elizabeth, died Aug. 16, 1839, aged 55. 

Nancy Snow, died 1881, about 80. 

Bridget, wife of Thos. W. Spates, died Dec. 4, 1853, aged 58. 

Lorenzo Sabine, Feb. 28, 1803 — April 14, 1877. 

John Sherlock, born Dec. 27, 1787, died Sept. 21, 1866. 

James Sherlock, died Sept. 23, 1847, ^^^^ 5^) 

Oliver Shead, b. Eastport, Oct. 13, 1806, died Chicago, Aug. 27, 


John Langdon Stover, died Dec. 3, 1844, aged 60. 

John L. Stover, died Oct., 1853, aged 40. 

Gideon W. Stickney, Aug, 25, 1807 — March 4, 1874. 

Wife Sarah, born March 28, 1814, died Jan. i, 1881. 

Gideon Stickney, died March 28, 1862, aged 85 years, 6 months. 

Wife Lydia, died Oct. 6, 1851, aged 73. 

Stephen Trecarten, died Feb. 11, 1853, aged 55. 

Andrew Tucker, died 1858, aged 55. 

Wife Elizabeth, died 1862, aged 60. 

Upham S. Treat, died Aug. 1875, aged 59. 

Upham S. Treat Jr., died April 15, 1869, aged 30. 

Mrs. Lydia Tuttle, wife of Samuel, died Sept. 17, 1814, aged 63. 

Arethusa Thaxter, died Feb. 7, 1847, aged 76. 

Jane, wife of John Thompson, died April 27, 1868, aged 60. 

William Thompson, died May 15, 1874, aged 60 years, 2 months. 

James M. Ward, died July 21, 1861, aged 64. 

Wife Harriet C, died Nov. 17, 1874, »g®^ 73- 

Samuel Wood worth, Sarah his wife, Rebecca Crawford, daughter, 
and Mary Crawford, grand-daughter, erected 1850. 

156 Doctor and Deacon Elisha Skinner. 

Samuel Wheeler, born Sept. 22, 1780, died Nov. 24, 1852. 
Wife Sarah, born Nov. 24, 1779, died Aug. 6, 1871- 
Joseph Whelply, died Sept. 22, 1844, aged 65. 
Wife Charlotte, died Oct. 15, 1849, ^^^^ 59* 

Samuel B. Wadsworth, died Oct. 2, 1874, aged 83 years, i month. 
Wife Sally Field, died June 23, 1818, aged 24. 
Wife Eliza C, died March 2, 1867, aged 68 years, 9 months. 
Capt. John Winchester, died at Island of Horassan, July 25, i86o, 
aged 57. 

Phebe, wife of John Webster,, died May 14, 1854, aged 63. 

Elis., wife of Ezra Waldron, born April 18, 1789, died July 9, 1874. 

J. P. Wheeler, born Sept n, 18I5, died Feb. 19, i88o. 


Was born in Mansfield, Mass., 1742. He studied medicine, 
and was a surgeon in Col. Marshall's regiment, in the Revolu- 
tionary war, and was a Revolutionary pensioner. He settled in 
that part of Orrington now Brewer, in 1787. He lived near the 
ferry. He was Deacon of the First Congregational Church in 
Brewer. He was the first physician on Penobscot river above 
Fort Pownal, except Dr. Geo. Herbert, who was here from 1774 
to 1779, and Dr. Phineas Nevers, who came just before Dr. Skin- 
ner and died. April 29, 1790, the town voted '*that Dr. Skinner 
go to General Court with a petition relating to land, and each 
inhabitant to pay three shillings for Dr. Skinner's charge." 

Oct. 25, 1790, he was again chosen by the town **to go to Gen- 
eral Court as Committee." He was the first Master of Rising Vir- 
tue Lodge of Free Masons, 1802-3-4, then of Hampden, now of 
Bangor. Good Deacon Eliashib Adams, in bis Autobiography,* 
says, "Soon after I came to Bucksport, which was July 5, 1803, I 
walked up to Bangor. From its being the head of navigation and 
safe for ships, I had no doubt it would be the most important place 
on the river. I should have remained here had it not been that 
there was no religious (privileges. It was a mere Sodom, with 
Lot dwelling in it by the name of William Boyd, afterwards one 
of the first Deacons in the First Church. I was so disgusted with 
the character of the place, that for several j^ears, when my busi- 

* Autobiography, 1871, page 57. 

LM^ from Charles Hammond. 157 

ness made it necessary to remain over night, I used to cross the 
river to Orrington — ^now Brewer— and put up at Dr. Skinner's, 
who, and his wife were both pious and intelligent." The truth of 
history compels me to say that Dr. Skinner sold intoxicating 
liquors, and that sometimes his customers were noisy and quar- 

Doctor Skinner had a large and successful practice, and until 
Doctor Hosea Bich came to Bangor in 1805, had almost the 
monopoly on this river. He died Nov. 3, 1827. 

He married first. Miss Mary, or Martha Grover, of Mansfield. 
She was the mother of his children. She died Sept 27, 1822, aged 
63. He married second : ^Qn Brewer, Dr. Elisha Skinner, a Bevo- 
lutionarj^ soldier, aged 80, to Widow Eooks, of Orrington, aged 
56 — 1823." She was admitted to Brewer Church June 4, 1823. 

His children — ^probably not in order : — 

i. Stlvester , schoolmaster, and perhaps practiced medicine some ; 

lived in^Brewer and died after 1820. He married Eliza Chapin. She 
died Dec. 12, 1820, aged 83. Had daughter Mary. 

ii. Elisha, Jr., — unmarried; a good scholar; died Brewer, Nov., 
1815, aged 25. 

ill. Alfred, , lived in Brewer; admitted to Brewer Church as of Gar- 

hmd, 1813 ; moved to Exeter, where he married Abigail Hill ; chil- 
dren haptized in Brewer: — Ann S., March 20. 1814; Hannah, Dec. 
1815; Joanna Grover, Dec. 1818; Elisha, May 24, 1821; a Methodist 


"Bangor, Sept. 3, 1813. 
General Blake : — I am informed that the owners of a Privateer now 
fitting out, are about calling on you for the loan of the two iron four- 
pounders, belonging to my Company. Should you deem it proper to 
loan them, and should you be satisfied that it is in your power to do so, 
I sbould think it advisable to give an order on me, and in that order 
direct that sufficient surety be taken, that they shall be safely returned, 
or paid for to the satisfaction of the Government. I do not by this 
mean to give an opinion on the propriety or impropriety of the measure, 
but you are the best judge of that, and I shall comply with any order 
you may choose to issue on this subject. 

I am, Sir, respectfully, 

Your Obedient Servant, 

C. Hammond." 
Superscribed to "Brigadier-General John Blake, Brewer." 


Petition to General Court; Samuel Thomas. 


The inhabitants of Muscongas and Medamcook Plantations, repre- 
sent that the Courts are held in Frankfort,t now in the western part of 
the Coanty, and that a great part of the people who attend there have 
to lodge on the floor, or in barns, or set up all night by the fire ; and 
they ask that the Courts may be removed to near the centre of the Coanty. 

Cornelius Morton. 
Joshua Morton. 
J. CoUamore. 
Sedate Wadsworth. 
Abia Wadsworth. 
Robert Sampson. 
John Robinson. 
Jacob Griffin. (?) 
George Biggmore. 
Jacob Graff am. 
John Bigmore. 
Eben Morton. 
John Eraser. 
John Grafton. 
Jesse Thomas. 
Samuel Condon. 

Samuel Jameson. 
Daniel Jameson. 
Alexander Jameson. 
Cornelius Bradford. 
John Bradford. 
John Demorse. 
John Demorse, Jr. 
Elijah Cook. 
Jacob Daris. 
G. Davis. 
William Davis. 
Ebenezer Davis. 
Nehemiah Davis. 
Samuel Davis. 
William ElweU. 
William Elwell, Jr.J 



His will, Hancock Records, Vol. I, page — , made Sept. 30, 
1789, proved April 2, 1796, names sister Zilpah Thomas, sons 
Samael and Cushins^, daughters Mary Carver, Lucy Sampson, 
Ruth Thomas, Lydia Worster, and Rachel Thomas. Gives his 
sons real estate on Fox islands and in Marshfield, Mass., and 
other property ; and his daughters £31 4s. each* 

Licensed Inn-Holders in Ellsworth, 1812: — ^Andrew Pe- 
ters, Samuel Dutton, Alfred Langdon. 

• From General Court Records, Jan. 4, 1767. 

t Now Dresd^, on the Kennebec river. 

X These men were, nearly all of Uiem, fh>m Plymouth County, Uass. 

List of Setders in Waldo County^ in 1804. 159 


In certain Plantaiiona in Waldo County^ in 1804^ as reported by Sobert 
Houston^ of Belfast^ to Oeneral Henry Knox, 

(Contributed by Joaepb Willlamaon, Bsquire, of Belfast.) 


E] Glidden can pay a part. 
]ry Hutchings can pay a part. 
Wm. Patterson can pay a part. 
Prince Hatch can pay one lot. 
Daniel Walker can pay one lot. 
Jeremiah Qement can pay part 1. 
Job Qement can pay part 2. 
John Sears can pay part 8. 
Jona. Bangs can pay part ; arranged. 
Elias Wilkins can pay part ; arranged. 
David Patch can pay part ; arranged. 
Daniel Patch absent ; an*anged. 
Pelham Stnrtevant absent ; arranged. 
Jesse Hardy absent after money ; arranged. 
Thomas Sinclear can pay part 5. 
Joshua Brown can pay part 6. 
Nathan Smith, absent. 
John Sawyer can pay part 7. 
Israel Kinney, absent. 
Jona. Taylor wants a new agreement. 
Joseph Prescott wants a new agreement. 
Jesse Sturtevant wants a new agreement. 
Samuel Patterson wants a new agreement. 
Simeon Taylor absent after money. 
Peter Smith wants a new agreement. 
Francis Reed wants a new agreement. 
Amory Bryant wants a new agreement. 
Cud worth "Bryant. 

Peter Sanborn wants a new agreement. 
Seth. Eliot has been forward. 
Scoly Baker, absent. 


John L. Gilman can pay for 50 acres. 
The following want a new agreement : 
Humphrey Hook and Jonathan Bagley. 

John Morrow, Nathaniel Evans, Jonathan Gilman, Joseph Ford ; 

Cross, absent. 
Phillip absent. 
William Mash, John Fish. 

160 List of Setaers in Waldo County, in 1804. 


John Perley has a new agreement. 
William Ward has a new agreement. 
Gideon Pbilbrook and William Philbrook settled in part. 
Job Chase, a deed. 
Benjamin Bartlett, a deed. 
Robert Hanson, been forward. 
James Rich and Joseph Rich, been forward. 
Samuel Whitney, been forward. 
Ezra Hanson, been forward. 
Moses Hollis, been forward. 
Josiab Higgins and his brother have paid part. 
George Dyer and Jno. White have paid part. 

William Davis, John Mitchell, John Foot, Trism. Coffin were all 
absent, gone on to Thomaston. 
Increase Blithers wants a new agreement. 
Joseph Blithers wants a new agreement. 
Samuel Parkharst, absent. 
John Finny, absent. 

Samuel Russell wants a new agreement. 
Benjamin Russell, absent. 
Robert Swan, absent. 
Silas Whitcomb, absent. 
Isaiah Blithers wants a new agreement. 


Joel Rich wants a new agreement. 

Ebenezer Walker wants a new agreement. 

Nicholas Hamlin absent after money. 

Bryant Morton, absent. 

William Hastey, absent. 

John Hartshorn wants a new agreement. 

f JS G?e'en, } ^«"^ ^^''^^ «»-« <~ *° Tomaetoa. 

Solomon Young, absent. 

John Swan, absent. 

David Mooers, absent. 

Thomas M'Kinley can make payment. 

Wm. Hurd, absent. 

Benjamin Gates for a new agreement. 

James Gates for a new agreement. 

John Gates for a new agreement. 

Andrew Gates for a new agreement. 

George Morton for a new agreement. 

Stephen Whitney, absent. 

Jacob Glark, absent. 

Sam'l Brown has a new agreement. 

Ebenezer Morton wants a new agreement. 

Jabez Whitney, absent. 

Colonel and Doctor Phineas Nevers. 161 

WilHam Taggart, absent. 

Robert Jackson, absent. 

Joseph Barnes had a new agreement. 

Robert B. Cochran had a new agreement. 

Shadreck Hastej, absent. 


Joseph Roberts wants a new agreement. 

Jona. Roberts deceased's widow agreement. 

John Roberts agi*eement. 

John Young agreement. 

William Doble agreement. 

William Kimball, absent. 

Shadreck Hall for a new agreement. 

Nathaniel Emerson will pay part. 

James Jordan appears to be ^ 
indifferent about holding the > one of Jonathan Roberts' letters, 
lands. I 


I find Dr. Phineas Nevers in Brunswick* from 1752 to 1765. 
He had lands there ; was a selectman in 1761. In 1776 he was at 
Mangerville, New Brunswick,! and May 14, was one of a com- 
mittee of inhabitants to make immediate application to the Con- 
gress, or General Assembly of MasH. Bay, for relief under their 
present distressed circumstances. Aid was granted to the patriots 
on the St. John river by the General Court, June 26, 1776. At 
this time he was called Dr. Nevers, and was at various places 
between Mangerville and Machias from May 21 to June 18, 1777. 
When John Allan Esq., Superintendent of the Eastern Indians, 
in a letter of that date to the Council of Mass. Bay, says :% 

"The bearer, Doct. Nevers, who is a Person who has Suffered the 
greatest hardships, the most part of his Interest carried off by Mr. Goald 
and himself Lyabie every day to be made a Prisoner, his Character in 
Private Life as well as his zeal for his Country, Being a Great Instru- 
ment in Keeping the Indians Quiet, in Furnishing them with Provisions, 
&c., merits the friendship of every person concerned ; must therefore 
recommend him to your Honours favor. 

* History of Brunswick, page 812. 

t Kidder's History of Eastern Me., in Revolutionary War, page 68. 

t Kidder's History, page 195. 

162 Colond and Doctor Phineds Jfevera. 

At the attack of the firitish fleet upon Machias, August, 1777, he 
was present and acting as Lieut. Colonel in Col. Jonathan Eddy's 

Soon after this he returned to Boston. In the Mass. archives, 
I found a letter from him — a copy of which I give : 

"Boston, Sept. 18, 1777. 

Hon. Gentlemen : I take this Earliest opportunity to Return you my 
hearty thanks for the Honor you did me in appointing me Lieut. Col. of 
the Battalion intended to be raised under the command of Col. Eddy, 
and more especially for your late appointment as Lieut. Col. over the 
Troops ordered to be raised for the defence of Machias. I hope I shall 
be able to conduct myself in such a manner as will give satisfaction to 
your Honours and the Publick. Being obliged by the tools of Tyranny 
either to acknowledge George the Third of Grate Briton my Rightful 
Lord and Sovereign and bear arms against my brethren of the United 
States when they pleased, or leave my family and interest at their tender 
mercies, (which is cruelty) I chose the latter, and have been several 
months spending the little cash I brought of with me. I am now rather 
short of that article, and am to beg that your Honours would be pleased 
to lend me such small sum as may be necessary in accomplishing the 
business your honours have been or may be pleased to appoint me to do, 
and you will again much oblige 

Your Honours most Humble Servant 

Phineas Nevebs. 
To the Hon. Council and the House of Representatives of the State of 

Massachusetts Bay. 

''Sept. 19, 1772, Lieut. Col. Nevers was appointed to that office to 
serve under Col. Allan, and he was directed to deliver enlisting orders to 
Benjamin Lament, of Georgetown ; Capt. C. Barker, of Pownalborough, 
first Lieut ; John Matthews, of Thomaston, Second Lieut. ; Thomas 
Butler, of Georgetown, Ensign ; and he was empowered to raise men in 
Waldoboro, Warren and Thomaston. and report and receive orders from 
Col. Allan." 4 

Owing to some cause he did not raise his troops. Col. John 
Allan in a letter to the General Court Oct. 12, 1777* says ''Lieut. 
Col. Nevers has not yet arrived, nor have I received any intelli- 
gence from him. I doubt whether he will raise his men before 
the time is out." Nov. 18, ''Col. Allan is still waiting for Col. 
Nevers. "t 

I have no frirther account of his military services. He was a 
Revolutionary patriot who deserved the title, and some notice of 
his life and service. I do not find where he or his family was from 

• Kidder's History, page 28S. 
t Kidder's History, page SAO. 

Colonel and Doctor Phineds Neoers. 163 

1777 to 1782, when he probably settled in what is now Bangor, on 
the lot near where the Maine Central Depot now stands. Capt. 
Jacob Holyoke, in his letter to Bangor Centennial,* says, ''Doctor 
Nevers lived near Coombs' wharf." He pursued the practice of his 
profession here. 

I have an old writ wherein John Nevers, for estate of Phineas 
Nevers, deceased, sold Thomas Low, of Bangor. I give a copy of 
the account annexed : 

Dr. Thomas Low, to the Estate of Phinehas Nevers, Deceased. 

£ 8. d. 
To Sundry Medicines, 3 

3 Muggs Toddy, 3 

6 Gallons of Molasses, 31 18 

1785, Ai^. 18th. . 

To half Quintal Codfish, 12 

2 Gallons Molasses, 6 

1 Jaecoat, 1 4 

£3 6 
And Supra Cr. by M. shingles, 12 

174 M. shingles,* 15 

£1 7 
Balance due the 7th estate of Phinehas Nevers, 
deceased, 1 19 

£3 6 
Penobscot, July 16th, 1793. A true copy of his account taken from 
the books of said Phinehas Nevers, deceased, and John Nevers by his 
Attorney, Jona. Lowder." 

As a Refugee from Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary war, 
he was granted land by the State of Mass. , in what is now Edding- 
ton. These lands were taxed to estate of Phineas Nevers, deceas- 
ed, from 1791 to 1795. Dr. Nevers probably died in October, 
1785. Rev. Seth Noble in a letter to his wife at New Market, N. 
H., from Kennebec River, dated Feb. 6, 1786, says: **I hear and 
believe it is true. Col. Nevers died in October last." Mr. Noble 
in his Diary, July 25, 1787, says: ''Removed my family to the 
widow Nevers' house." As to his children : 

i. John Nevers, administrated on his father's estate, 1785-6. ^' John 
Nevers, late of Couduskeag, now of Mirimichl, hy his attorney, 

* See printed aoooant, page 79. 

164 CWe6 C7. Billings ^ of Bangor. 

Elisha Tibbetts, sells land ^'(in what is now BangorO sooth of Gon- 
duskea^ stream, to George Tibbetts for £16." 

ii. Elisha i^eyers was one of the committee to settle Bev. Seth Noble 
on the Penobscot River, June 7, 1786, " Elisha Nevers, of Penob- 
scot river, not within the bounds of any town, sells to John Tibbetts, 
of Sunbury,* land in Sanbury at west side of Penobscot river for 
£150, March 17. 1789." He removed to New Brunswick. 

ill. Bathsheba Nevers, married Ebenezer Crosby,t of Hampden, about 
1785. They were the parents of nine children. 

iv. Hannah Nevers, married Timothy Crosby, of Bangor, about 1788. 
Their son, James Crosby, was born in Miramichi, while the parents 
were on a visit there. She died Nov. 1, 1844. He died Sept. 3, 1885, 
aged 59. 


Caleb Callenbeb Billings, was the son of Joseph and Martha 
(Allen) Billings, of Lincoln, Mass., born March 5, 1788. He 
came to Bangor. He was a highly respected merchant. He 
died Nov. 17, 1833. He married first. Miss Nancy, daughter of 
John Thoreau,$ merchant of Boston, June 18, 1810; she was 
bom May 1, 1789 ; died in Bangor, March 5, 1815. He married 
second, Mrs. Betsey Hammond, widow of Charles Hammond, 
Esquire, and daughter of Reuben Brown, of Concord, June 7, 
1818 ; she born April 20, 1784 ; died Dec. 18, 1871. Children : 

i. Mart Ann Thoreau, b. Dec. 12. 1810; m. Charles Lowell, of Bau- 

gor, Oct. 2, 1834. 
ii. Rebecca Jane, b. June 23. 1813; m. Deacon Geo. A. Thatcher, of 

Bangor, Oct. 1, 1832; she died Oct. 27, 1883; he died Dec. 1, 1885. 
iii. Cabel C, b. Feb. 8, 1815; died July 4. 1815. 
iy. Caleb C, b. Nov. 14, 1819; resided in Bangor; unmarried; died March 

25, 1808. 

V. Eliza, , died in Bangor. 

vi. George Henrt, b. Feb. 4, 1826; died April 15, 1828. 

• Bangor. 

t See ante, No. YI, Vol. 2,. page 105. 

X John Tboreau waB born in the Island of Jersey, April 21, 1754. He came to Boston, 
and was a merchant there. He died in Concord, Mass., March 21, 1801. He married 
Miss Jennie Burns, Aug. 19, 1781. She died in Boston, July 27, 1796. Children, all born 
in Boston :— 

1. Elizabeth C, bom May 19, 1782 ; died Concord, Kov. 15, 1889. 

2. John, b. Aug. 1, 1788; died April, 1784. 

8. Jane, b. Dec. 26, 1784; died in Bargor, Aug. 22, 1864. 

4. Mary, b. Feb. 24, 1786; died in Concord, July 24. 1812. 

5. John, b. Oct. 8, 1787; m. Cynthia Dunbar; lived in Concord; parents of Henry 

D. Tboreau, the author. 

6. Nancy, b. May, 1789 : m. Caleb C. Billings, of Bangor. 

7. Sally, b. Oct. 80, 1790; died in Concord, Aug. 22, 1829. 

8. David, b. July 16, 1792; died in Boston, Dec., 1792. 

9. Maria, b. June 16, 1794; died in Bangor, Dec. 8, 1881; the last of the same of 

this family in this country. 
10. David, b. June 9, 1796 ; died in Boston, Aug. 28, 1817. 


J^ 2iA02TTX3:Zj7Sr. 




Gentlemen of the Bar and fellow citizens: 

It has been said that any rough block of marble contains the finest 
statuary, if only there be a sculptor to chisel it out. That brick and mor- 
tar and rock can be shaped into beautiful and even poetic architecture, 
is evidenced by the structures which the County of Hancock dedicates 
this day for the public use. The bench and the bar are grateful for the 
gift. These edifices are an honor to the county and its citizens. Not 
the county alone should be thanked. Its intelligent and judicious com- 
missioners will be remembered for their services. While the county 
voted for their use its confidence and credit, it required the exercise of 
judgment and courage on their part to deal properly with the obstacles 
which have confronted them, and to bring this scheme undertaken by 
them to such a successful consummation. 

On such an occasion as this, the idea which most naturally occupies 
our minds, is to make some comparison of the present with the past; to 
look at the county as it was and as it is ; to note some of the changes 
of one kind and nnother that have taken place. The mind of a per- 
son of legal associations, rather instinctively glances, as upon a land- 
scape, upon the legal fields that have been cultivated by the lawyers 
who have preceded us. It is agreeable — although in some respects 
gjid — to think of tlie changes that have been made, the progress accom- 
plished, and to feel the inspiration of the whirl which we receive from 
the evolution that is constantly pushing us on. 

The idea of change and progress conld not be more strikingly illus- 
trated than by a comparison between this splendid edifice and the primi- 
tive buildings with which the county was contented when first incor- 
porated, well nigh a century ago. The old court house at Castine, says 
the historian of that town,' after being vacated by the county, sold for 
three hundred dollars ; and the court house lastly vacated must have 
been quite inexpensive in comparison with the temple of Justice which 
we dedicate to-day. Still, the present buildings were needed — were 
demanded by the public wants. It is a judicious and not an extrava- 
gant expenditure, for we must provide for the future so far as we can 

166 Address of Chief Justice Peters. 

anticipate its wants from the experience of the past. The county was 
not justified in remaining longer at its old moorings, with the tide carry- 
ing so many other enterprises past it. 

Hancock county is venerable for her years. Three counties only in 
the State are older — York, Cumberland and Lincoln. All of the in- 
land counties came into existence at later dates. The first settlements 
of the country were upon the coast. Where we now stand was in the 
county of York, or Yorkshire, for years preceding 1760, and was in 
Lincoln county from that date till 1792. I have several commissions in 
my possession, issued to an ancestor, living in this plsce as a civil and 
military oflficer of the county of Lincoln. 

Hancock county was incorporated in 1792. Since then she has been 
subjected to great territorial change. In the beginning, her limits ex- 
tended from the sea to the Canada line. Penobscot and Waldo counties 
and portions of Piscataquis and Aroostook counties have beencarved 
out of what was her territory. Penobscot became an independent 
county in 18 16, and Waldo in 1827. As the old county is probably at 
this time past the child-bearing period, she will have no other chil- 
dren to fight against her for separation and independence. 

Qiiite a history could be written of the changes and attempts at 
change, of the county seat of this county. The historical results are 
known, but the agitations preceding them are mostly forgotten. 

The first shire was the town of Penobscot; but when Castine, where 
the county buildings were located, became incorporated out of the terri- 
tory of that town, Castine became the county capital. But she had 
hard work to hold it The first attack to take the prize from her was 
from the region of Bangor, both Bangor and Hampden contending for it. 
In 1814, Bangor was constituted a half shire of the county, ami remain- 
ed such till 1816, when Penobscot county was incorporated. 

Getting rid of Penobscot in 1816, and Waldo in 1827, did not secure 
a peaceable or a permanent possession of the courts to C:istinc. After 
a time Ellsworth started on the war path and never ceased to prosecute 
the contest for the possession cf the shire until it was obtained. In 1S25 
John G. Deane. Esq., then representing Ellsworth in the legi^latuTe, at 
Portland, wrote. *'We cannot calculate on success immediately, but wc 
must worry the legislature into a compliance with our views." The 
petitions at that time were for a full or a partial shire. When Waldo 
went oft' in 1S27. Ellsworth failed of its object by only a few votes, and 
also came near success in 1829. Castine constantly made a vigorous 
resistance against removal until her strength could avail no more. The 
end would have come sooner than it did,had it not been for the infiuence 
of the town of Bucksport, while that town was represented in the legis- 
lature by Samuel M. Pond, Esq-, who at all times opposed removal. 

In 1836 a legislative resolve was passed, submitting to the electors of 
the county this question, to be voted upon at the September election of 
that year ; '*Is it expedient that the Judicial Courts of Hancock County 
be established at Castine, Bluehill, or Ellsworth?" Th vote was as 
follows: Whole number of votes 2491 ; of those 1298 were for Castine, 
1 170 for Ellsworth, and 23 for PlwebiU. It i§ seep th^t C^stip? h^d ij8 

Address of Chief Justice Peters. 167 

more votes than Ellsworth, and Castine supposed she had won the bat- 
tle. But the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the brave. 

Ellsworth adroitly obtained, upon petitions, the names of 143 per- 
sons who could not vote upon the question for the reason that they 
were residents upon plantations which had no oganization for election 
purposes, and who claimed that their names should be counted as votes. 
Adding the petitioners for Ellsworth to the votes for Ellsworth, gave 
35 persons more for Ellsworth than for Castine, and upon that ground 
the bill to remove the courts to Ellsworth prevailed in the legislature, 
the committee on the question making an unanimous recommendation. 
In 1837 the bill was passed, the removal to take effect on October i, 
1S38, upon the condition that Ellsworth should, before that time, con- 
vey to the county its town house, then roughly finished, and an acre of 
land, more or less, belonging thereto, which was done. At the same 
session a resolve was passed allowing the county to hire from four to 
eight thousand dollars with which to finish that building into a court- 
room, and to erect a jail and other buildings and furnish them. 

The first court in Ellsworth met in that house, on yonder hill, in 
October, 1S38 — and a memorable term it was. I well remember its 
scenes, being a boy then of 16 years, but the actors in- that term of 
court are no more. What a change is seen in the personality of the 
Hancock bar when we reflect that of the lawyers then present not one 
survives I All of the lawyers who then belonged to this bar, as well as 
non-residents who then attended here, all of them, and the judge who 
presided, and the clerk who sat under him, have long since departed 
into the silent land. And a still more impressive evidence of the short- 
ness of the duration of life, and of changes at this bar, may be seen in 
the fact that of the numerous practitioners in this county in 1852, as 
enumerated by the reporter of decisions in the 32nd volume of Maine 
reports, only three are at this day alive, and they are neither of them 
now in business in this county, nor present on this occasion. 

The world is indeed a scene of changes, and the poet expresses it 
when he says : 

'*In the same brook none ever bathed him twice ; 
To the same life none ever twice awoke." 

At this point let me say that in entering this new, we should not ne- 
glect an affectionate leave-taking of the old court house, dedicated by 
our predecessors nearly a half century ago. The most of us will not 
have future enough to become nearly so well acquainted with the new. 
The simple, unornamented, unpretending old structure is associated 
with precious memories. If it were a photographic reflector, what 
scenes it might reveal to us ! If its old walls could speak out, what 
stones might be told ! How they might inform us of exhibitions in 
which all the emotions have been exercised which the human heart is 
susceptible of I Of scenes of anxiety, fear, despair, sorrow and grief, 
as well as of happiness, joy and exultation ; of both tears and laughter, 
the lights and shadows of professional experience. How they could 
rejuvenate us with the stories, the mirth and fun, the jilts and witticisms, 
the dry and humorous jokes, transitory incidents which suddenly light 

168 Address of Chief Justice Peters. 

up a court room as with a flash, and then go out from our sight and 

^'Bubbles on the sea of matter borne ; 
They rise, they break, and to that sea retam/* 

There waa an exciting contention among the citieens of Ellsworth 
for the location of the old court buildings, Union river being the line 
dividing the contending forces. Property holders on either side made 
favorable offers to the town. But the voters on the westerly side of the 
river, including the Branch Fond and Reed*s Brook settlements, the 
question being a local one, were too numerous for the competitors on 
the easterly side, and that settled the question of locality, establishing 
the buildings on the hill on the westerly side of the town. 

The first member of the Hancock bar was its most distinguished. 
Isaac Parker, afterwards the Chief Justice of Massachusetts, was the 
first lawyer to settle in the State east of Wiscasset. Coming to Castine 
in 1789, he remained there 10 years, representing the county in Con- 
gress during that period, removing from Castine to Portland, and re- 
maining there until he went upon the bench of Massachusetts in 1806. 
He returned to Castine in 1815, when Chief Justice of the Common- 
wealth, to preside with his associates, Judges Thatcher and Jackson, at 
the memorable trial of Doctor Moses Adams of this town, who while 
sheriff, or, as then styled, high sheriff of this county, was accused of 
and tried for the murder of his wife. Adums was acquitted, but the 
verdict did not meet with popular approval at the time. 

After Parker there came to Castine two kiwyers, notable persons in 
their day, Isaac Story and William Wetmore. It is possible that Wet- 
more came to Castine even earlier than Parker did. Story was a kins- 
mrfn of the illustrious Judge Story, and Judge Story married a daugh- 
ter of Wetmore. Wetmore was the only lawyer in Hancock county 
who was ever called to the degree of barrister, an honor which required 
the recipient to appear in court in gown and wig. Story and Wetmore 
left Castine about the beginning of the century. Their places were 
supplied for a long time afterwards by William Abbott and Job Nelson, 
whom many of us well remember, and after their day, Charles J. Ab- 
bott, son of William Abbott, and Hezekiah Williams, the latter a mem- 
ber of Congress for four years, were the Castine representatives of the 
Hancock bar. All of them are deceased and living men now occupy 
their places. 

The first lawyer of Bucksport was Thomas S. Sparliawk, who died 
in 1807. Alter him, for a great period, Samuel M. Pond and Samuel 
Little were the Bucksport lawyers, and after them Theodore C. Wood- 
man and Parker Tuck were practitioners in that town.* They are all 
deceased but Mr. Woodman, who some years ago retired from the 
practice, and others have supph'ed their places. 

The first lawyer in Bluehill was, I think, Joshua W\ Hathaway, 
afterward a Justice of our Supreme Judicial Court, who represented 
that town in the legislature in 1824, moving to Ellsworth the year after- 

* Unless Eno<!h Freeman coald be regarded as lawyer va well as Judge, who was 
graduated at Harvard In 1729, and was appointed a Ju<ige of the Common Pleas Court 
when Cumberland County was first Incorporated. J. A. P. 

Address of Chief Justice Peters. 169 

ward) and moving to Bangor about the year 1838. Bushrod W. Hinck- 
ley went to Bluehill from Orono, after Hathaway left, and practiced 
there for most of a profeuional life-time. A. F. Drinkwater was in 
Bluehill for a few years^ removing to Ellsworth in 1853. 

Nathaniel Coffin was the first Ellsworth lawyer, coming here before 
1800, although the court calendars mark his residence as in Surry. He 
built an office at what is known as Shepherd's wharf, which was for a 
period a part of Surry but now in Ellsworth. He removed to Wis- 
casset in about the year 181 2, and finally removed to the State of Illi- 

In 1803 George Herbert came to Ellsworth, and John 6. Deane, 
who became distinguished for his services upon tne North-eastern 
boundary question, which came so near involving our country in a war 
with England, came here in 1809. After them Nathan G. Howard 
came from the Kennebec section somewhere, practicing law here for 
several years, and selling his business to Mr. Hathaway in 1825. He 
married the daughter of Col. Melatiah Jordan, collector of this port 
from 1789 until his death in i8i8,and died in Mississippi where his de- 
scendants now live. For many years Mr. Deane and Mr. Hathaway 
were the only lawyers here. 

Afterwards Thomas Robinson, a good lawyer and most excellent 
citizen, came as a successor to Deane, and George Herbert, son of 
George Herbert before named, occupied considerably the field of busi- 
ness left by Mr. Hathaway, on his removal to Bangor. Joseph S. Rice 
and Joseph A. Wood were practitioners here for a long time. Charles 
Lowell too was on the list — not to be forgotten-^and never will be by 
persons who knew him. His peculiarities unfitted him for a very com- 
petent or useful practitioner. Other lawyers came here later, among 
whom were Arno Wiswell, and Arthur F. Drinkwater, good lawyers 
and good men. Mr. Wiswell had a full practice and a high position as 
a practitioner for many years. George S. Peters spent the manhood of 
his life in the same field here, and will be long and well remembered by 
his friends, They have all gone to their long homes, and able living 
professional men occupy the places left by them. 

The early lawyers in this county — I mean Hancock county as its terri- 
tory now is — were mostly educated and learned men, — able and honest 
men, — some of them of wide fame and rare abilities. It would take too 
much space to venture upon personal descriptions. There are only 
about half a dozen of them whom I have not myself seen. In former 
day eminent advocates abroad us^d to follow the judges into this county, 
and many splendid legal battles were fought by them on this field. 
The older people here are familiar with the lustrous names of Mellen, 
Orr, Allen, Greenleaf and Sprague. ''There were giants in the earth in 
those days.** 

There have been changes in the customs and hsbits of courts as well 
as in other matters. Merely formal proceedings have become largely 
obsolete. Anciently, when a judge came into town to held a session of 
court, he was preceded by a cavalcade and his approach heralded by 
the noise of trumpets and drums. Now the only noise which the judge 
can appropriate to himself is his share of the snorting and puffing of a 

170 Address of Chief Justice Peters. 

locomotive which g^ves a general warning that a train is approaching 
the town. 

Judges formerly appeared in court in gowns and wigs. The wig 
was worn in Massachusetts as late as tSio. But this custom has ceased 
in this country excepting that our United States Judges wear the simple 
gown, and the Judges of the ^iew York State Court have lately adopted 
the gown at the solicitation of their bar. The custom is defended by its 
approvers by the argument that particularity and uniformity of dress 
beget deference for the profession of the wearer. Goldsmith said that 
an emperor in his night-cap would not meet with half the respect of an 
emperor with a crown. But distinguished dress was not confined in 
olden times to judges and barristers by any means. Gentlemen gener- 
ally wore small cloths with knee buckles and silk stockings for dress 
garments, and the fashion continued quite a way into the present cen- 
tury. An old ex-sheriff of this county continued that habit of dress 
down within, I presume, the memory of many persons of the present 
day. But none of these formalities are at all necessary in modern 
times to excite a respect for the law or its officers. I have been im- 
pressed in many ways with the fact that there is in the hearts of the 
people of Maine an admiration and a reverence for the supremacy of 
the law and its orderly execution. They believe that as long as the 
people make the laws, the people should obey the laws. They have 
a confidence in law, and a sympathy with law, apart from which, said 
Gladstone the other day, no country can be called a civilized country. 
They are inspired by the 'truth of the eloquent ejaculation of Lord 
Chatham, the friend of revolutionary America, that ''where law ends 
tyranny begins." These natural sentiments need no artificial stimula- 

Not only have the practice and forms of administering the laws been 
changed, but the laws themselves have been subjected to several sweep- 
ing innovations since the district of Maine became a State. Compare 
the Revised Statutes of 182 1 with those of 1883, the first and last re- 
visions, and see some of the differences disclosed. How it would have 
horrified the old time lawyers to see, what is not now an uncommon 
occurence, a person charged with the crime of murder upon the stand 
as a witness for himself. How just a thing it is to allow a married 
woman the possession and control of her own property; and still cen- 
turies rolled by before law-makers could appreciate and acknowledge 
it. In the inauguration of these two great practical pn^iciples, the 
State of Maine boldly took the initiative, and proudly leads all her sis- 
ter States. 

Our adoption of a system of full equity jurisdiction, also attests the 
march of improvement. It came to us only after great struggles and 
against long continued and resolute opposition, although at this day an 
indispensable acquisition. 

In the matter of divorce, I am almost afraid to send out a favorable 
judicial proclammation. In this matter there has been almost an erup- 
tion of society. When we became a State the only causes for matri- 
monial dissolution were adultery and impotence, although occasionally, 
within my recollection, the legislature has itself granted a divorce tor 

Address of Chief Justice Peters. 171 

other cause. I believe in the benignant spirit and in the philosophy of 
divorce. God himself, by all his rules, forbids that any woman should 
be bound to a man whose drunkenness or cruelty is beyond her reason- 
able endurance. But the bar should assist the court in its endeavor to 
apply such an administration of the divorce law as will best protect all 
the interests of society. As much in this respect depends upon the 
bar as upon the court, if not more. 

Some otner ameliorations of the law may come in our day. Perfec- 
tion is never attained, but is constantly sought for. The law changes 
with other changes in the world. It grows more slowly than most 
other growths. It is cautious and conservative, — passionless. It fol- 
lows behind, rather than leads the movements of society. The law is 
a builder. It constructs out of the materials which society, in its agita- 
tions or convulsions, brings to hand. It adopts the fittest and best. 
The law, however, seldom steps backward. Its change is progress — 
and onward 

In surveying the fields of the past, especially of the distant past, we 
find, gentlemen of the bar, that the lawyers have especial cause of 
congratulation for the changes which have taken place, affecting their 
welfare and position. The respectability of the profession was never 
greater than it is to-day. 

Not always has the bar, however, been held in good esteem. The 
American colonies for some time after their settlement were without 
lawyers. As long as the colonies had no system of law, lawyers were 
useless. The more ignorant a community the more fanatical has its 
prejudice been against lawyers. Shakespeare makes Jack Cade say, 
in his communisitic rage against society : ''The first thing we do, let's 
kill all the lawyers." Those who would subvert all laws but the law 
of brute force, that to be controlled by their own hands, would will- 
ingly kill oft' the lawyers. They would liave to do it, as a first poinr of 
success. The very office of a lawyer is to obey the laws, and assist in 
compelling others to obey them — to stand by those who need the strong 
arm of legal protection. 

For a long period in the colonies, the minister usurped the preroga- 
tive of managing legal matters. In fact, he had a predominating sway 
in all matters. He assumed to be **a representative of Justice and of 
the Lord," regarding the two responsibilities as the same thing. 
Government was patriarchal rather than constitutional in its form in 
those days. But the fog became dissipated. Men came to believe that 
ministers were not fitted to be lawyers any more than lawyers are fitted 
for the sacred calling, — and tha;t fitness no one would pretend. Just as 
rapidly as society generally became improved, and education and intel- 
ligence became disseminated, the character of an atto**ney and his posi- 
tion among men kept up with the development. But the processes 
were slow. For a long period business was limited — commerce regu- 
lated itself upon primitive principles — the relations of men with each 
other were simple, — there were then no land litigations,and few compli- 
cated questions of any kind. The more important trials were had 
before a supreme legislative body, which, from its supremacy in all 
matters, was styled the general court. In 1663 an ordinance was 

172 Address of Chief Justice Peters. 

passed disallowing to '^ usual and common attorneys" a seat in the gen- 
eral court But it is not strange that the law was not esteemed an honora- 
ble profession at those periods of ignorance when men were hung for 
witchcraft, banished for heresy, and put into the stocks for the most 
insignificant or imaginary offences. 

But the heroic period just preceding the revolutionary war dispelled 
a vast deal of the popular prejudice and delusion. A study of the law 
and of the rights of men under the law, historians say, more than anv 
thing else, aroused the impulses of the people to that resistance which 
culminated in the revolution, and gave the leadership through that 
fiery period to lawyers such as an Otis, a Quincy and the Adamses. 

But it was even a long period after the revolution before the lost 
standard of excellence was attained either by the bar or bench. The 
materials for it were not at hand. It took a long ripening period 
before maturity could be reached* Let it be remembered that in 1727 
Harvard had upon its catalogue but seven volumes touching the com- 
mon law, while now there are thousands there, and often many hun- 
dreds in a practicing lawyer's private library. At a late period in the 
present century there were men on the common pleas bench who wrere 
not lawyers. Formerly the statutes prescribed that the judges of that 
court should be ^'substantial persons'* instead of persons 'Mearned in 
law" as our constitution now requires for the qualification of judges. 
Prior to 1800, it is doubtful if there had been in Maine a single educated 
lawyer on the common pleas bench « a jurisdiction now absorbed by our 
Supreme Judicial Court. Such a condition of things at this day would 
seem preposterous.* 

Hut the honorable position which the lawyers of to-day attain among 
their fellowmen, is not the only view which attracts our glance in the 
picture of professional life. There are obligations and responsibilities 
to be borne as well as honors to he received. Society accords honor- 
able position to the lawyers, and they owe duties to society in return. 
Said an eminent man, "The lawyers should be protectors of the inno- 
cent — the avengers of wrong — the expounders of right." Incompetent 
and unworthy members cause-^ great deal of injury to clients and others. 
A reckless lawyer, unfitted for practice for want of education or sense, 
is no more trustworthy to conduct a battle in couit, than an inexperi- 
enced and uneducated soldier is to conduct a fight upon the field. About 
all the latter has to constitute his competency is his uniform, and the 
former his admission certificate. Still in this state in 1%^ a law was 
passed, which stood upon the Statutes for a period long enough to 
accomplish most iniquitous mischief, and then was repealed, allowing 
any person to be admitted to the bar upon no other qualification than a 
certificate of good moral character from some board of selectmen. 
This miracle of making lawyers in an hour has no worshipers at this 
day. The act was intended as a "lawyer-killer," as it was by its friends 
at the time denominated. It had a killing effect, — ^but lawyers were 
not the especial sufierers. As far as professional earnings were con- 
cerned, it added to their harvest. So long as we are governed by laws, 
we must have lawyers. The more the laws, the more intricate the 
system of laws, the more learned the lawyers should be. The more 

Hancock County Lawyers. 173 

learned the bar, the more learned the bench will be. If the one is 
lacking the other will be. Lawyers become judges. 

Above all, strict integrity should be maintained. High moral prin- 
ciple can be the only guide. The oath which an attorney takes, is his 
compact with society that his acts shall be honest. In the attorneys 
oath there is to be found more expression of principle, more devotion 
to the cause of right, and of abhorrence of wrong, than in any written 
oath in all the annals of the earth. A lawyer, once, when at the point 
of death, declared that he had never given counsel for which at that 
moment he was sorry. Said Cotton Mather, "A lawyer who can go 
out of the world with such expressions were a greater blessing to the 
world than can be expressed.'' It is apparent that if we have an honest 
bar we are surer of an honest bench. 

It is a cause of sincere congratulation that in our own State we have 
an honorable, an honest, and a learned bar, in which the citizens have 
confidence and feel a content. In occasional instances, an unworthy 
member is found out and dealt with according to his deserts. 

In closing these remarks, I shall be excused for saying that this 
occasion is one of interest to some extent peculiar to myself. This house 
occupies a portion of a homestead which was owned and occupied by 
my ancestors for nearly a century. I was bom upon it, and never 
lived elsewhere than upon it while my home was in this town. My 
early associations were formed and my early sympathies felt here. 
My parents were born in this county and never for a day resided out of 
it. My mother was born on this homestead. My ancestors were 
lovers of law and order, respecters of our legal institutions. They had 
an affection for the town and county — which they have transmitted to 
their children. I accept my share of the inheritance. May Heaven 
shower bounteous blessings upon the county, its towns, and all its 


William Abbott, Ixorn Wilton, N. H., Nov. 17, 1773 ; graduated 
Harvard College 171)7 ; Castine 1801 ; appointed Judge of Probate 
1803, which office he held for 18 years ; Member of Constitutional 
Convention 1820 ; Representative to Legislature 1822, 1823, 1825, 
1827 ; removed to Bangor 1829 ; Mayor 1848, 1850 ; died Aug. 
2G, 1849, aged 50. 

Charles J. Abbott, born Castine 1806, graduated at Bowdoin 
College 1825 ; Lawyer Castine ; Collector of Customs ; Senator 
1864 ; died. 

Nathaniel Coffin, born Saco, Oct. 26, 1781, graduated at D. C. 
1799; Surry, now Ellsworth 1800; renioved alK)ut 1812 v;est, 
died in Wafciga, Illinois, April 7, 1864. 

174 Hancock County Lawyers. 

Arthur P. Drinkwater, (probably) bom Mt. VemoD, graduated 
at Waterville College, 1840 ; settled Bluehillthen Ellsworth 1852 ; 
member of Board of Education 1847-1852 ; Judge of Municipal 
Court 1869-1872; Editor of MiMoorth American 1872-1878; 
Representative 1878 ; died May 27, 1882, aged 63. 

John G. Deane, born Taunton, Mass., graduated at Brown 
University 1806 ; settled in Ellsworth ; Representative several 
times between 1820 and 1830 ; removed to Portland where he 
died November, 1889, aged 54. 

Joshua W. Hathaway, born in Nova Scotia, Nov. 10, 1797; 
(His grandfather was a Loyalist and the family moved there, his 
father removed back to Maine and died in New Gloucester) 
entered Dartmouth College 1816, but graduated at Bowdoin 
College 1820 ; settled at Bluehill ; Representative 1824 ; Senator, 
removed to Ellsworth, then Bangor 1849 ; appointed Judge of 
District Court 1849 and Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court 
1852. He died in Bangor, June 6, 1862. 

Bushrod W. Hinckley, bom Thetford, Vt., March 12, 1803, 
graduated at D. C. 1823 ; settled at Orono then Bluehill before 
1830; Representative several years; Senator, Executive Coun- 
cellor 1838 ; Collector of Customs for the Port of Castine 1841 : 
died 1870, aged 66. 

George Herbert, born in Deerfield, Mass., Aug. 18,1778; 
he was grandson ot Dr. Geo. Herbert who was in what is now 
Bangor, 1774 to 1779.* He graduated at D. C, 1800; studied 
law with Theodore Sedgwick ; settled in Ellsworth 1801-2 ; Repre- 
sentative to General Court 1813, 1814, 1815 ; County Attorney 
1816 : died Jan. 2, 1820, aged 41, 

George Herbert Jr., born Ellsworth, July 12, 1816, studied 
law and settled in Ellsworth, He removed to Chicago where he 
died about 1884. (Geo. Herbert graduated at Amherst College 
1876 probably his son.) 

Nathan G. Howard, born in the western part of the State, set- 
tled in Ellsworth 1824 ; married there 1825 ; removed to New 
York City, then to Indiana, then Mississippi where he died. 

Samuel Little, born Salem, N, H., Feb. 8,1781; settled in 

• See Vol. U, page 48. 

jBdnoack Oounty Lawyers. 175 

Bucksport 1805; member of Cionstitution Convention 1820, 
Rebrescntative 1820 and other years ; brother of Col. Henry 
Little; died March 10, 1846, aged 65. 

Charles Lowell, born Thomaston, Oct. 1, 1793, studied law; 
settled in Lubec, 1814 ; Ellsworth Editor, Merchant, Character, 

Job Nelson, born Middleboro, Mass., 1766, graduated at Brown 
University 1790, Castine 1793; Representative 1801, 1803; 
Judge of Probate 1804 for 32 years ; removed to Boston 1836, 
returned 1838 and moved to Orland 1840, where he died July 2, 
1850 aged 84. 

Isaac Parker, bom in Boston June 17, 1768, graduated at 
Harvard College 1786 ; settled at Penobscot, now Castine 1790 ; 
Representative 1791-1795-1796 ; Representative to Congress 1796 
one term ; removed to Portland, then Boston ; appointed Judge of 
Supreme Judicial Court 1806, Chief Justice 1814 ; died July, 
1830 aged 62. 

Samuel M. Pond, born in Franklin, Mass., Nov. 16, 1777, 
graduated at Brown University 1802 ; settled in Bucksport about 

1805 ; Colonel of the Regiment ; Representative several years ; 

Judge of Probate many years ; died Jan. 23, 1849, aged 72. 

George S. Peters, born Ellsworth, June 2, 1826, graduated at 
Bowdoin College 1847 ; settled in Ellsworth ; Judge of Municipal 
Court ; died Oct. 6, 1881. 

Joseph S. Rice born in Ellsworth ; settled in Ellsworth as a 
lawyer about 1835 to 1840 ; Colonel of the Regiment ; enlisted in 
the Civil War, in a Baltimore Regiment, and went South and was 
never heard from. 

Thomas Robinson graduated Colby University 1827 ; settled in 
Ellsworth 1831; senator; died in Ellsworth July 2 1858, aged 57. 

Thomas S. Sparhawk bom in Templeton, Mass., May 18, 1770 ; 
graduated Dartmouth College 1791 ; settled in Bucksport 1796 ; 
the iSrst lawyer in town; died 1807, aged 37. 

Isaac Story bom in Marblehead, Mass., 1774; graduated 

Harvard College 1793 ; settled in Castine 1797. Removed to 
Marblehead, Mass., 1800, and died there 1803. 

Parker Tuck born in Fayette Me., April, 1808 ; school-master; 

176 Joseph Junin^ of Bangor^ 1790* 

studied law ; settled in Bucksport ^Judge of Probate for about 

40 years. Died Nov. 18, 1884. 

Hezekiah Williams born in Woodstock, Vt. 1798 ; graduated 
Dartmouth C!ollege 1820 ; settled in Castine 1825 ; Representa- 
tive to Congress 1845-49 ; Grand Master of Grand Lodge of 
Masons of this State. Died in Castine Oct. 23, 1856, aged 58. 

Amo Wiswell born in Frankfort Aug. 1818 ; graduated Bow- 
doin College 184/; settled in Ellsworth about 1844, died Oct. 6, 

William Wetmore born in Conn., 1749; graduated Har- 
vard College 1770, settled in Penobscot, now Castine 1778. 
Judge of Probate; removed to Boston 1804; Judge of Court of 
Common Pleas of Mass. many years ; died 1830, aged 81. 

Theodore C. Woodman born in Rochester N. H. April 10,1815 ; 
graduated Dartmouth College with honors, 1835 ; settled in Buck- 
sport; Executive Councillor; Representative to Legislature 1867- 
68, and Speaker of Maine House of Representatives 1868 ; died 
in Bucksport June 13, 1886, aged 71. 

Joseph A. Wood born in Wiscasset 1803 ; graduated 

Bowdoin College 1821 ; settled in Ellsworth ; many years Post- 
master in Ellsworth ; died in summer of 1844. 


In 1790 Joseph Junin a Frenchman, came from Castine to what 
is now Bangor. He bought a lot of Jacob Dennett about where 
the ferry way is, «* Jacob Dennett,* yeoman of Sunbury sells to 
Joseph Junin of Bagadeuce, trader, one acre of land, more or 
less, on the west side of the Conduskeag, on the south part of my 
farm, with privilege of cove adjoining in such manner as not to 
injure my salmon birth at the point. 

July 7, 1790. 

Jacob Dennett, 

Elizabeth Dennett." 

• Hancock County Eeoords. 

Joseph Juntrij of Bangor y 1790. 177 

Here Junin established himself as a merchant. At this time 
the traders on the river above Castine were few ; Robert Treat of 
Bangor, John Crosby of Hampden, Samuel Bartlett of Orrington 
and possibly one other comprised them all. Castine was then the 
head quarters for trade on the Penobscot River and Bay. Junin 
for the times, carried a large stock of goods, wet and dry. He 
brought with him his nephew, Louis Paronneau. In the evening 
of Feb. 18, 1791, the nephew in great excitement rushed into the 
hoase of Jacob Dennett, near by, and said **he was afraid the 
Indians would kill his uncle.'' After this a shot was heard and 
Junin was found dead in his bed the next morning. The nephew 
asserted that he had been '^killed by the Indians," and greatsearch 
was made in the woods without avail ; the snow was deep in the 
woods and roads and no trail of Indians could be found. The 
people believed that the nephew had killed the uncle. Col. Jona- 
than Eddy issued his warrant for a Coroner's inquest as follows : 

"Hancock ss. 
To Abram Tourtellot, Constable of Condeskeag Plantation^ in said 
County : Greeting, 

These are in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to 
require you immediately to summon and warn thirteen men, good and 
lawful men, of the said Plantation of Condeskeag to appear before me 
Jonathan Kddy, Justice of Peace of the said County of Hancock, at the 
dwelling house of Jacob Dennett, or at a place called Condeskeag 
Plantation, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, of the 19th day 
of February, 1791, then and there to inquire upon view of the body of 
Joseph Junin, there lying dead, how and in what manner he came to his 
death. Fail not herein upon your peril. Given under my hand and seal 
at Condeskeag Plantation, the 19th of Februarv, 1791. 

JONA. EDDY, Justice of Peace." 

The return was as follows : — 

* 'Hancock ss. 

February 19, 1791. 
Agreeable to this warrant I have warned thirteen good men and all on 
the grown. 


The jurors were, Capt. Thomas Campbell, Major Robert Treat, 
Capt. James Budge, William Plympton, Robert Hichborn, 
Andrew Webster, Capt. John Rider, John Smart, William Hasey, 
Elijah Smith, Nathaniel Harlow and Abraham Allen. The jury 
were paid six shillings each and the foreman one shilling extra. 

178 Joseph Junin^ of Bangor^ 1790. 

The Jury ''upon due examination found probable cause that 
one Lewis Paronneau^ a nephew of the deceased, is the person 
that hath committed the murder." Jonathan Eddy and Simeon 
Fowler Esquires, issued their warrant for the arrest of Paronneau : 

*' Hancock ss. 

To the Sheriff of said County^ or his Deputy ^ or any of the Con- 
stables of the town ofOrrington in said Couiny ; Ghreeting : 

Whereas it appears by the oaths of a Jury of Inquest, that the said 
Jurors have cause to suspect that Louis Paronneau is guilty of the 
murder of Joseph Junin, found dead in his bed on the morning of the 
19th of February inst. In the name of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts you are required forthwith to apprehend Louis Paronneau 
mentioned in the above information, and to bring him before us or some 
other Justice of the Peace in and for said County to answer to the same 
and be further dealt with thereon as to law and justice shall appertain. 
Yon are required to summons Jotham Burns, John Dennett, Elizabeth 
Dennett, John Smart, Jacob Dennett and Katherine Dennett, to appear 
and give evidence touching the matter contained in the said Inquisition 
when and where you have the said Louis Paronneau. 

Given under our hands and seals at Orrington, aforesaid the 22nd of 
February, 1791, in the fifteenth year of the Independence of the United 
States of America. 


and [ Justices of the Peace." 


The Return on the Warrant is as follows : — 

"Hancock ss. 

February 22, 1791. 
In obedience to the within warrant I have apprehended the Body of 
the within named Louis Paronneau, whom I have before Jonathan Eddy 
and Simeon Fowler Esquires, who received him. Fees, £ 14r 4d. 


Deputy Sheriff." 

An examination took place and the prisoner was held and com- 
mitted to the Pownalboro Jail for trial at the next term of Court 
in Lincoln County : criminal actions for Hancock County being 
returnable to Lincoln County Courts. 

Paronneau was tried at the next term of Court, in the Court 
House at Pownalboro, now Dresden ; he was defended by John 
Gardiner and Gen. William Lithgow, Jr., two most distinguished 
lawyers employed by De Latombe, the French Consul at Boston, 
who was present at the trial, and exerted all his influence in fiivor 

Temperance Haich; Ubenezer Bragdon. 179 

of the prisoner. Paronneau was acquitted although there was 
strong circumstantial evidence of his guilt. 

The verdict of the people at Conduskeag, was otherwise. 

The property of Junin was taken possession of by Col. Jonathan 
Eddy and appraised by Robert Treat, Robei-t Hichbom, Williani 
Plympton, James Budge, Jacob Dennett and John Smart. From 
Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, provisions (which included rather a large 
quantity of rum) were taken from the store '*for present use for 
Jury and keeper of prisoner." The expense of Inquest and 
funeral £19 were taken out of the estate. The balance was paid 
over to John James Paronneau, Administrator. 

Rev. Mark Trafton in his speech at the Bangor Centennial 
1870, said that the ''first murder committed in Bangor was of an 
old Frenchman by name of Junian." 

The gravestone of Junin may be seen at Mount Hope, I think 
the oldest there, which has upon it the following inscription : — 
**Here lies the body of Joseph Marie Junin who departed this 
life the 18th of February, 1791, in the 32nd year of his age, and 
the second year of the era of the French Liberty , carrying with him 
to the grave, the sorrow of all who knew him." The gravestone 
cost 39 shillings. 


Her will, on Hancock Records, Vol. V, page 43, dated June 

28, 1803, proved Nov. 25, 1806, names Sally, wife of Freeman 

H. Webb, of Falmouth, Mass., and Temperance Hatch, single 

woman, in Bangor. 


His will, on Hancock Records, Vol. V, page 65, dated May 28, 
1806, proved May 25, 1807. No wife named. Children, James, 
Ebenezer Jr. ; Lydia, wife of Edward Pettingill ; Mary, wife of 
Amos Ames ; and Jane, wife of Eliphalet Pettingill. 

180 Deaths in Bangor. 



1823. Oct. 14, Abraham Allen, aged 64. 

1825. June 15, widow Mary Allen. 

" June 25, Mrs. Mary, wife of John x\llen, aged 75. 

1827. September 8, John Allen, formerly of Martha's Vineyard, 

aged 73. 

** Deo. 24, Tobias Allen, of Mercer. 

1831. May 8, Sarah C. AUev, aged 29. 

1833. March 27, Bathsheba "Allen. 
1815. March 5, Nancy Billings. 

" July 4, Caleb C. Billings, Jr. 

** March, Nancy, sister of John Barker. 

1818. Mrs. Hannah, wife of Dea. Wm. Boyd. 
1829. Deacon Wm. Boyd, aged 84. 

1834. Nov. 20, Mrs. Naomi, wife of James Allen, aged 35. 
1836. March 11, Mrs. Mary Allen, aged 74, 

1836. May 8, Mrs. Martha Adams, aged 36. 

1819. Jan. 12, James Bartlett, formerly of N. Hampshire, aged 32 . 
" June 12, John Nichols, son of James Budge, drowned. 

1821. December, Joseph W. Boynton. 

1822. January, Mrs. Burley, wife of Peleg. 
** Aug. 12, Mrs. Susannah Baldwin. 

1823. March 8, Eliza H. Bryant, aged 23. 

" March 18, Nath. Barker, of Exeter, killed by a sled run- 
ning over him. 

" July 24, David H. Bailey, fell from a house ; aged 49 

lb24. Sept. 26, Mrs. Olivia, wife of Henry Bent. 

1826. April 22, widow Sarah Baier, aged 77. 
^^ Oct. 4, Capt. James Budge, aged 48. 

1834. Aug. 13, Mrs. Sarah R. Bond, aged 37. 

1837. June 6, James Burton, Jr., aged 46. 

" Sept. 18, Oliver Billings, Jr., aged 46. 

1826. Tilly Brown, a native of Concord, Mass., aged 40. 

" Sept, 5, Warren Besse, formerly of Hallowell, aged 28. 

" Sept. 18, Peter G. Bailey, formerly of Buckfield, aged 26. 

" Oct. 8, Miss Nancy Boyd, of Wiscasset. 

*' Oct. 17, William Bean, Esq., aged 34. 

1827- April 1, James Bolton, of Brooksville, aged 20. 

1828. Jan., Nathan Brown, formerly of Clinton, aged 47. 
" April, George H., son of Caleb C. Billings. 

•* May 22, David Bray, formerly of Starks, aged 21. 

" Sept. 20, James Bowles, aged 18. 

1829. Jan, 14, Eliza A., daughter of Caleb 0. Billings. 

Deaths in Bangor. 181 

1829. Oct. 27, Elvira S., daughter of Col. Moses Buriey. 
^^ Nov. 5, Ephraim Ballard, of Augusta, aged 45. 

1830. June 3, Gardner Bradbury, from Buxton, aged 18. 

1831. Aug. 17, Mrs. Cynthia, wife of John Brown, aged 31. 

1832. Mar. 9, Elizabeth Bethel, (?) of Prospect, aged 20. 
*^ June, Nath. Bartlett, aged 38. 

^^ Aug. xo, Daniel Briggs, aged 22. 

1833. May, Mrs. Brown, wife of Cyrus 

^^ May 18, Thomas F. Bodge, aged 20. 

*' May 24, Mrs. Nancy, wife of J. R. Blen. ( ?) 

'* Nov. 17, Caleb C. Billings, aged 46. 

1810. Feb. i7, Aaron Clark. 

1817. July 31, Stephen S. Crosby, ]r. 

" Nov. 30, Martha, daughter of Timothy Colby. 

1818. Sept. I, Mrs. Lydia, wife of Timothy Colby. 
1833. Sept. 21, Eben French, son of J. W. Carr. 
1836. July 8, Samuel Call, aged 58. 

18*19. June 27, Stephen S. Crosby, Jr., 2nd. 

'* July 14, Mrs. Martha, wife ot S. S. Crosby. 

1823. March 20, Josiah Hills, son of James Crosby. 
1825. April 5, Josiah Hills, son of James Crosby. 
1828. May 28, Mrs. Charlotte, wife of James Crosby. 

1825. Sept. 3, Major Timothy Crosby, aged 59. 

1832. October, Emeline Sewall, daughter of Timothy Crosby.. 

1820. March 30. Joseph, son of Asa Cartland. 

1824. June 23, Asa Cartland, aged 37. 

1821. Oct. 5, Frances Carr, Esq. 

1826. Nov. 23, Mrs. Cynthia, wife of Allen Clark* 

1830. June 28, Tolman Cary, aged 34. 

*' Dec. 31, Mary Crockett from Brooksville, aged 21. 

1831. Nov. 7, Amos Chace. 

** Aug. 17, Nath. Chadwick, from Dover, N. H. 

1825. Sept. 28, Dorothy Davis, aged 18. 

1833. May 12, Mrs. Davis, wife of Benj. 

1827. Dec. 25, Timothy Dale, Jr., aged 24, 

1828. July 9, Abraham Dodge, from Wakefield, N. Y. 
" Aug. 7, Mrs. Ruth, wife of Jacob Dunbar. 

" Oct. 6, Albert A. Dillingham. 

*' Oct. 20, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Albert Dillingham. 

** Sept. 5th or 7th, Mary Lapish, daughter of Thos. Daggett. 

1833. Dec. 12, Richmond Daggett, aged 50. 
1830. Feb. 16, Samuel E. Dutton, Esq., aged 56. 

1832. Dec. 21, Mrs. Patia, wife of Samuel E. Dutton, Esq. 

1834. May 23, Margaret M., wife of Alex Drummond, aged 28.. 
1836. Sept. 30, Joseph Doe, aged 55. 

1830. Sept. 14, Ben. Bussey, son of John C. Dexter. 

1832. July, Cynthia Davis, from Fairfield. 

" Nov. 3,' Wm. Alex, son of Alex Drummond. 

1833. May 31, Jacob, son of Alex Drummond. 
** March 30, or April 27, Daniel Dresser. 

182 Deaths in Bangor. 

1833. June, Mrs. Sarah E. Dix. 

1822. Sept. 22, John Emerson, merchant, aged 45. 

1833. June 23, William Emerson. 

1829. Oct. 3, Mrs. Lydia, wife of Samuel Eastman. 
1833. Sept. II, John Eaton, of Belfast, drowned. 

1820. April 27, Miss Roxana Farnham, at the house of Lynde Valen- 


1825. April. Martha Orr daughter of J. B. Fiske. 

1833- J""^ *4^ ^'"^* Mary L-> wife of John Fiske. 

1830. Dec. 31, Zadoc French, aged 62. 

11831. Aug. 21, Horace Frisbee, from Guilford, Conn., aged 31. 

" Dec. 5, Thos. L. Furber, aged 23. 

.1828. Sept. Elizabeth Furber, First Church records. 

.1824. Sept. 15, John Giddings, aged 43. 

1827. Sept. 2, Daniel Gale, from N« H., aged 25. 

1829. May, Sophronia Garland. 

:i83i, Feb. 19, Emma O. GetchelK aged 23. 

1833. March 4, Horace Gould. 

" July, Wm. Gould, formerly of Raymond, N. H., aged 25. 

11829. Sept. 29, Mrs. Relief, of Elisha Hammond. 

II 807. Sept. 7, Eliza A,, daughter of Chas. Hammond. 

ti8i4. May 30, Capt. Wm. Hammond, aged 75, 

181^. April 12, Chas. Hammond, Esq. aged 36. 

,1818. Nov. I, Elisha son of Wm. Hammond, aged 37, 

j8i6. July 22, Relief, daughter of Wm. Hammond, aged 29. 

1809. May 14, John Harlow Jr. 

j82i. Dec. 26, widow Experience Harlow, aged 86. 

1822. Jan. 19, Mary, wife of Nath. Harlow, Jr., aged 34. 

1S25. Feb. 18, Mary Wyatt, daughter of Nath. Harlow, Jn 

" May 10, Nathaniel Harlow Esq., aged 67, 

ji826. July 22, Bradford Harlow, Jr. 

1833- March, Mrs. Mary, wife of T. F. Hatch, 

1813. March 20, Isaac Hatch, Jr. 
!iSi6. Aug. 21, Isaac Hatch. 

1817. June 25, Abiel, dau. of Isaac Hatch. 

1 82 1. Aug. 31, Lucv Hubbard. 

1822. Feb. 9, Margaret, daughter of Geo. Haliburtoa. 
181 7. Hannah, daughter of Ashbel Harthorn. 
.i8i5- Dec. 5, Daniel, son of Ashbel Harthorn. 

181 1. June 12, Rebecca, daughter of Silas Harthorn. 

181 2. Dec, Reuben, son of Silas Harthorn. 

1797. Nov. 20, Lavinia, daughter of Silas Harthorn, 

1795. June 13, Robert, son of Robert Hichborn, Jr. 
1007. Sept. 2, Robert, son of Robert Hichborn, Jr. 
1804. Nov. 8, Susanna, daughter of Robert Hichborn, Jr. 
1800. Nov. 23, Robert Hichborn. 

1 82 1. Nov., Joseph Hall, student at Seminary. 

1822. June 14, Mrs. Phebe, wife of David Hill. 

'^ July 14, Luther H. Hills, merchant, aged 31. 
1830. Dec. 29, Sarah Hills, aged 21. 

British Haid on Kaskeag (Brooklin)^ in 1778. 183 

1833. Nov., Dea. Koses Haskell, formerly of Newburyport. 

** Hannah Haskell, First Church Record. 

1831. Aug. Benj. Haskell from Newburyport. 

1832. Sept. 2, Mary F. Haskell, aged 23. 

1823. Sept. 20, James M. Harvey. 

1824. Oct. II. Mrs. Ruth, wife of Noah Hersey. 
1829. Jan. 30, Mrs. Maiy, wife of Noah Hersey. 
1835. May 14, Mrs. Susan, wife of John Howard. 

1827. Sept. 9, Mrs. Mary, wife of Thos. Howard, aged 81. 
" Dec, Thomas Howard, aged 86. 

1828. June 15, Joseph Huckins, formerly of Effington, N. H. 
1826. Aug. 12, Henry Hayden, aged 29. 

". June 4, Mrs. Henrietta B. wife ofGilman Harrimnn. 

1833. Oct., Dillon F. Harriman, aged 23. 

1832. Oct. 29, Mrs. E. W., wife of Wm. Hasey, Jr , aged 33. 

1833. June, James W. Hoskins, Universalist minister, aged 34. 

Commnnlcated by Joveph Wllllamion, Esq. 

The foUowiDg letter was found among the papers of General 
Charles Gushing, of Pownal borough, who commanded one of the 
three Brigades of militia which Maine contained during the revo- 
lution. Capt. William Reed, the writer, settled at Naskeag in 
1764. Col. Buck, to whom it is addressed, resided at Eastern 
river, now Bucksport, and was Provincial agent for this section. 

"Naskkge, July 80, 1778. 
Sir : — I take this opportunity to inform you that we have been at- 
tacked by the enemy. On the 20th of this month, under cover of the 
Gage sloop of twelve guns, and the How sloop of ten guns, they landed 
about sixty men, which destroyed six dwelling-houses, and three barns, 
and a number of smaller buildings, and almost the whole of the furni- 
ture. We recovered two prisoners, and mortally wounded five, as we 
were informed by one of our men which was taken by the enemy. We 
had not above two hours warning of their coming. We had but seven 
men to defend the place. They also attempted to land at first with two 
boats, when the above sloops were alx>ut one mile from the place, but we 
beat them off, and they returned to the said vessels. The siege began 
about 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and lasted till 5 o'clock in the after- 
noon, and then went on board their vessels. They carried off with 
them ten calves, and one yoke of oxen, and five hogs, and killed two 
cows, and left them on the spot. They wounded four cows also. I 
would inform you the first relief we had was from Deer Island, which 
wi&s the morning following. On the 21 st the vessels towed as far as 
Robinson's Island, and demanded fresh meat of him, and he granted it 

184 Town of Prospect. 

to them to save his house and barn, and they carried off nine sheep from 
him, and then returned to this place again and sent a flag ashore to ex- 
change prisoners, which we agreed to, and gave them two for our one. 
The reason of this was, one of the said prisoners was so mortally wound* 
ed that we expected he would die every minute, and no service to us ; and 
then the vessels went up the reach and bound westward. They flred a 
number of cannon at our people as they followed them by the shore. 
Likewise we were informed by the two prisoners that we took, that the 
said sloops were advised to come and destroy this place by one Samuel 
Stanley and Isaac Bunker, of Cranberry Island, which I have been 
threatened this three months that they would carry me off, or destroy the 
place, as I have been informed by good authority. They also destroyed 
a number of boats, and to conclude, and wishing this safe to your hand 
and I remain 

Your humble servant, 


P. S. Sir : I should be glad you would forward a copy of this to the 
town, as I have no chance to send it by reason that we live in the woods, 
and destitute of an opportunity. 


Addressed : — To Col. Jonathan Buck, living at Penobscot River. 
On public service, to be forwarded with all speed. 



An Act to divide the Town of JFrankfort^ in the County of Han- 
cock^ and to erect the southerly fart of it into a new Town by the 
name of Prospect. 

Sec. I. Be it enacted etc., • *, * That the southerly part of 
the town of Frankfort in the County of Hancock, contained within the 
following boundaries, to wit : Beginning at the Bay of Belfast on a 
brook called the Half Way Creek and following said creek up to the 
north west corner of the town of Belfast ; from thence running due 
north to a pond called Goose Pond, where there is a spruce tree marked 
on four sides ; from thence due east to Marsh river ; then down said 
river to Penobscot river, and in said Penobscot river to Fort Pownal, 
so called ; from thence on Penobscot bay or river to the first men- 
tioned bounds, together with Brigadier's Island, so called, and all the 
inhabitants within the above described lines, be, and they hereby are 
divided from the Town of Frankfort, and incorporated into a separate 
town I y the name of Piospect, with ail the privileges and immunities 
of other towns in the Commonwealth." 

The town of Prospect was to pay its proportion of the debt of 
the town of Frankfort. 

.^ Simeon Fowler, Esq., was authorized to ibsue his warrant call- 
ing the first meeting and also to warn the inhabitants of Frank- 
fort to meet and fill any vacancies in the offices of that town. 


.A, Si^ON'TXZXi' 

VOL II. BANGOR, ME., APRIL. 1887. No. X. 


DESART, 1762. 


Copied fir5in the Spark's Maniucrlpts in Harvard College Library. 


Sept. 28. ^'I went on board the Sloop Massachusetts lying off Castle 
William in Boston Bay at 5 P. M., weighed anchor at 10 
wind S. E., passed Deer Island on the left. 

29. Morning hazy, passed Cape Ann by reckoning at 5 A. M., 
stood for Portsmouth, lookt for the Isles of Shoals : a thick 
fog arose ; bore out to Sea, keeping a good ofiing to avoid 
a rock called Boon Island Ledge ; saw it at 2 miles dis- 
tance at 2 P. M. Weather cleared up ; a fresh gale arose 
from S. by E. ; bore for cape Porpoise at N. by W. with all 
the sail we could set ; passed into the harbour in a narrow 
channel between frightful rocks, and came to anchor at 4 
o'clock. Found several fishermen there who had put in for 
shelter ; who supplied us with excellent fish for our dinner. 
Night Windy and rainy : lay very quiet, tho' there was a 
great storm at Sea. 

30. Morning hazy ; cleared up. At 9 A. M. went out with a 
small breeze at N. W., which failing in the narrow passage 
We were in danger of being fiung upon the rocks : bat the 
breeze freshening carried us out. Very little Wind and 
great rowl of Sea ; put out line^ & caught some cod & had- 
dock, at noon a fresh breeze arose from W. Course E. N. 

• From Aug. 4, 1760, to Aug. 1, 1768.— EorroR. 

186 Journal of a Voyage to the Island of Mount Desart, 

£., passed Wood Islands, Cape Elisabeth, Segwin Island. 
Wind fair but a great swell of Sea ; at 6 altered our course 
to £. by N., stood for Manhiggon Island. Breeze freshened 
about Midnight. 
Oct. I. At day break entered Penobscot Bay, passed the Muscle 
ridges & the Owls head on the left & the Fox Islands on 
right. Between the Fox Islands saw Mount Desart* hills 
at near 30 miles distance, passed by long Island on the left ; 
at the end thereof saw Fort Pownall at 6 miles distance ; a 
fresh gale from the N. W. Went above the fort & anchored 
at II. The Fort saluted us with 11 guns; We returned 7 
guns. Went on shore, dined at the iort spent the afternoon 
in reconnoitring the Country. Went on board in the Even- 

2. Weighed anchor at 7 A. M. Fresh gale from N. W., 
passed by many Islands on the right which with the conti- 
nent on the left formed many pleasant sounds & bays. Came 
to Neskeag point, 30 miles from Fort PownalK at 11. 
Found several vessels there, among which, was a Schooner 
with My Surveyors on board, who left Boston 5 days before 
me : took them on board & with a pilot proceeded for Mount 
desart ; arrived there at 3 o'clock, but the Wind being against 
us. We were 2 hours turning into the harbour. At first We 
came into a spacious bay formed by land of *the great Island 
on the left & one of the Cranberry Islands on the right. 
Towards the End of this Bay which is called the Great 
Harbour, We turned into a smaller bay called the South 
West Harbour. This last is about a mile long & three- 
fourths of a mile wide. On the North Side of it is a nar- 
row opening toa River or soundf which runs into the Island 
8 miles & is Visible in a straight line with uneven shores 
for near the whole length. In the View of this river We 
anchored about the middle of the South West Harbour 
about 5 P. M. 

3. After breakfast went on shore at the head of the bay & went 
into the Woods by a compass line for above half a mile. 
Found a path which led me back to the harbour. This 
proved to be a passage to the Salt marshes. In the after- 
noon some people came on board, who informed that four 
families were settled upon one of the Cranberry Islands, and 
two families at the head of the river 8 miles from Our Sta- 

4. We formed two sets of Surveyors : I & Lieut. Miller took 
charge of the one & Mr. Jones, My Surveyor had the care 
of the other. We begun at a point at the head of the S. 
West Harbour, proceeded in different courses & surveyed 
that whole harbour except some part on the south side. 

• See Ante. Vol. 1, page 179. 
t Now SomeB' Sound. 

Journal of a Voyage to the Island of Mount DeaarL 187 

5. It rained all morning^, etc, We compared our observations 
& protracted the Survey ; in the afternoon surveyed a Cove 
in the North River. 

6. I & Lt. Miller surveyed the remainder of the S. W. harbour 
& a considerable part of the great harbour. Mr. Jones 
traced & measured the path to the Bass Bay creek & found 
there many haycocks. In the afternoon We made some 
general observations, & corrected our former surveys. The 
Gunners had good Luck ; plenty of Duck, Teal, rartridge, 

7. Took an observation of the Sun rising. Went up the river, 
a fine channel having several openings & Bays of different 
breadths, making from a mile to a (quarter of a mile breadth. 
We passed thro' several hills covered with woods of differ- 
ent sorts ; in some places the rocks were almost perpendicu- 
lar to a great highth. The general Course of this river is 
N. 5° £., & it is not less than 8 miles long in a straight line. 
At the end of it we turned into a bay & there saw a settle- 
ment in a lesser bay. We went on shore & into Solmer's* 
log house ; found it neat & convenient,tho' not quite fur- 
nished ; & in it a notable- woman with 4 pretty girls clean & 
orderly. Near it were many fish drying there. From there 
We went to a Bever pond, where We had an opportunity to 
observe the artificialness of their dams & their manner of 
cutting down trees to make them. We returned to our 
Sloop about 4 o'clock ; it must be eight miles distance. The 
gunners brought in plenty of Ducks & partridges. 

8. We observed Sun rising ; but could not take his amplitude 
by reason of clouds near the horison. Mr. Miller surveyed 
the Island on the East side of the river. Mr. Jones ran the 
base line of the intended Township I went thro' the woods 
a mile & a half to the Creek of Bass Bay. We went above a 
mile on the Salt meadow, found it fine, the hay remaining 
there good, & the Creek a pretty rivulet capable of receiving 
considerable Vessels ; the meadow on each side being a 
furlong or two wide & the upland having a gentle declivity ' 
to it. U\ the afternoon Mr. Jones finished his line, & We 
gathered various plants in the Woods. In the evening I re- 
ceived several persons on board proposing to be settlers, & 
it was resolved to sail the next morning if the Wind would 

9. At half after 8 we weighed Anchor ; stood for the Sea in a 
course S* S. W. thro' several Islands ; thence by a course 
W. by S. to Holt Island 10 leagues from Mount Desart Har- 
bour. At halt past one Wind fell to a faint breeze ; passed 
Mantinicus Island at 5, Metcnnick Island at 9 & Mohiggon 
Island at 12. Night fine & calm. Sloop rolled very 

* Abraham Somes. 

188 Benedict Arnold on the Eastern Frontier. 

10. much till 5, when passing Segwin Island a fresh breeze 
came from N. E., arrived at Falmouth* Channel half after 
8, just 24 hours from Mount desart. It rained hard. We 
came to an Anchor at Falmouth half after 10. I went on 
shore, dined at Col. Waldo's & lay there. 

11. We went about the Town ; a very growing place ; some fine 
houses there building, many Vessels, among which were 
some Ships, upon the Stocks ; Were saluted by the Fort 
with 5 guns & by a Ship in the harbour with 7. Our Sloop 
returned 5 guns. We dined at Col. Waldo'sf ; supt at Cap. 
Rosses,} & went on board at half past 10. 

12. We weighed anchor at half past 8 ; saluted the Town with 
5 guns ; kept within sight of the shore all the way & 
anchored near the fort Island in Piscataway about 3 miles 
from Portsmouth at 5 o'clock. The Fort hailed us to know 
if I was on board ; at 6 Gov. Wentworth's barge came 
along side to carry me to his house about 3 miles from the 
Sloop & 2 from Portsmouth. 

13. I went to Portsmouth in my own boat, the Boats crew be- 
ing in their uniforms of red faced with blew ; was received 
at the wharf by several gentlemen & conducted to Mr. 
Wentworth's house. At 3 Mrs. Bernard arrived in the 

14* We passed an agreeable day at Portsmouth & on the 15th 
15. set out in the Charriot for Boston. 



Among the euriosities on exhibition at the Centennial celebration of 
the town of Dennysville, Me., May 17, 1886, was an account book kept 
by Col. John Allan, when just after the Kevolution he was engaged in 
trade on the island in Eastport harbor, which afterwards was known by 
his name, and where a monument erected by his descendants marks the 
place of his burial. To this island he gave the name of Dudley, in com- 
pliment to his friend, Paul Dudley Sargent, whose family history recently 
appeared in this magazine, and that is the name which it bears in the 
treaty between the United States and Great Britain in settling the 
Eastern Boundary line. On one page of Allan's account book appears 
an entry, ''Benedict Arnold one gall, rum," and there are charges to him 
for lumber, and other articles. Knowing the antecedent history of Ar- 

• Now PortlEDd. Rev. Thomas Smfths's Journal, page 103, says: ''Oct 19, 17S2, 
QoY. Barnard came here from the eastward.^* 

t Col. Samuel Waldo, Jr., the first Judge of Probate for Cumberland County. He 
died April 16, 1770. (History of Belfast, page 44.) 

t (japt. Alexander Koss, a distinguished merchant in Falmouth, (Portland:) died 
NoT.24,176S. (Smith's Journal, page 152.) 

Benedict Arnold on the Eastern Frontier. 189 

Dold, and the way he was hated and despised by our fathers as a traitor, 
there is something uncanny in the picture of his flitting about the borders 
of the nation whose birth he attempted to strangle in unprincipled ways, 
and in reading the record of these small business transactions, one can- 
not help contrasting the buyer and the seller. Arnold's story is well 
known. John Allan was born in Edinburg Castle, Scotland, emigrated 
with his father's family to Nova Scotia ; in early manhood became 
active in public affairs, and at the breaking out of our Revolution, was 
a member of the Provincial assembly, clerk of courts for Cumberland 
county, and held other offices. His sympathies were with the American 
colonists in their struggle for independence, and in connection with Col. 
Jonathan Eddy and others arranged a movement among the settlers 
about the head of the Bay of Fundy to aid the patriot cause. He was 
absent on the American side of the line when these plans came to a dis- 
astrous termination, and was obliged to abandon his property and with- 
draw his family as soon as possible, though his wife was for some time 
imprisoned at Halifax. He was appointed Commander of the American 
forces in the eastern section with headquarters at Machias, and Superin- 
tendent of Indian affaire, and the exposed settlements of the eastern 
frontier were greatly indebted to his good management in maintaining 
friendly relations with the native tribes, for their freedom from moles- 
tation during the great struggle. The close of the war left him with 
small means, and though Congress afterwards made him a grant of land 
in Ohio, neither he or his family ever profited by it. Moving to Dudley 
island he engaged in trade, when Arnold became one of his customers. 

Arnold had been rewarded for his treason by a commission as Briga- 
dier General in the British army, and a large sum of gold to cover his 
alleged losses for deserting the standard of his country. At the close 
of the war he went to England, and afterwards recrossed the ocean and 
settled at St. John, New Brunswick, where for several years he was en- 
gaged in trade and navigation. In the year 1787, the people of St. 
John having suffered severely by several fires, undertook to raise by sub- 
scription a sum for procuring two fire engines from London, and sinking 
a number of wells in town. To this subscription the name of Benedict 
Arnold was affixed for ten pounds, and no one gave a larger sum. The 
first ship built in the Province was owned by him. She was named the 
Lord Sheffield, and came over the falls of the River St. John in June, 
1786. There were stories of fraud connected with the way in which he 
became owner, and in fact people, about him, seemed to be quite ready 
to believe and repeat matters greatly to his discredit. In 1788 his store 
on Lower Cove was burned under suspicious circumstances. His two 
sons, Henry and Richard, lodged there at the time, and it was freely 
said that the fire was caused by design for the purpose of defrauding 
the underwriters. Monson Hoyt, a former partner of Arnold's, publicly 
accused him of burning his warehouse, and for this charge, a suit of 
slander was brought. The best legal talent of the Province was employ- 
ed on both sides, and the jury rendered a verdict in Arnold's favor for 
two ''shillings and sixpence," just ''fifty cents." Two generations ago 
Capt. Alpheus Pine, s staunch loyalist from the State of New York, 
who was one of the original settlers of St. John, kept the old Quoddy 

190 Toum of Vinalhaven. 

House at Eastport, and used to tell hard stories about Arnold whom he 
thoroughly disliked. On one occasion he sold Arnold a quantity of 
wood ; but not being paid for and taken away according to agreement, 
he sold it a second time, but just as the second purchaser was beginning 
to haul it off, Arnold appeared and a quarrel ensued. In the affray Pine 
caught a stick from the pile and was about to break the traitor's head, 
but some of the by-standers interfered. "But for this," Pine used fre- 
quently to assert, "I would not have left a whole bone in his skin." 
Before the great fire of 1877, visitors at St. John used to have pointed 
out to them the house which he built on King street and a set of twelve 
chairs which he brought from England and sold to the first Judge Chip- 
man on leaving, were well known as the ^'traitor's chairs" and were de- 
stroyed in the same fire. 

While at St. John, Arnold loaded vessels with timber at Campobello, 
opposite Eastport, and made his headquarters at Snug Cove, and it 
must have been at this time that he had dealings with Col. Allan. 
Capt. John S^hackford, who was one of the original settlers of Eastport, 
served as a soldier under Arnold in that terrible march through the 
Maine wilderness to the walls of Quebec, and in spite of the want of 
sympathy which such a staunch patriot wonld have for such a traitor 
always retained a kindly remembrance of him. Once when Arnold was 
loading a ship at Campobello, he sent to Moose Island* for men to help 
in the work, and Shackford was among those who went over for that 
purpose, and he us^d to relate that when at rest after his meals he fre- 
quently seated himself on the deck of the ship to watch the movements 
of his old commander for whose courage and military skill he still re- 
tained his former admiration. -^Tears," he said, "sometimes came, and 
I could not help myself, he carried us through everything, and I could 
not help thinking of him as he was then." It is not remembered that he 
made himself kn6wn to Arnold, who soon after went from the neighbor- 
hood and removing from St. John to London, died there in 1801. 



An act to incorporate the Islands in Penobscot Bay, commonly 
called the North and South Fox Islands, in the County of Lincoln, 
into a Town by the name of Vinalhaven. 

Sbct. I. Be it enacted etc. * * * That the islands in Penobscot 
Bay, in the County of Lincoln, commonly called the North and South 
Fox Islands, bounded as follows : Westerly and northerly, on Penob- 
scot Bay ; easterly on Fox Island Bay, which separates these islands 
from the Isle of Holt, and Deer Island, divisions of islands ; and south- 
erly on the Atlantic Ocean, together with the inhabitants thereon, be, 
and they hereby are incorporated into a town by the name of Vinalhaven. 

William Vinal Esq. was authorized to issue this warrant calling 
the first meeting. 

♦Now Eastport. 

Dr. Hosea Rich^ of Bangor. 191 


Was the son of Paul and Mary Rich,* of Charlton, Mass., born 
there Oct. 1, 1780. He studied medicine and practiced for a 
short time at Thompson, Conn., and Pawtucket, R. I. He came 
to Bangor, July, 1805, where he was the first physician who 
established himself here ; except Dr. Phineas Nevers, continuing 
in practise for moi*e than sixty years. He was Worthy Master of 
Rising Virtue Lodge of F. & A. Masons, of Bangor, 1811. He 
died Jan. 30, 1866. 

He married Miss Fanny Goodale, f daughter of William and 
Sarah Barker, of Sudbury, Mass., Jan. 6, 1803. While she was 
young her parents removed to Worcester, Mass., where she grew 
up to womanhood. She died May 19, 1864. Children were : 

!. Francis Barker, born July 16. 1804, died Dec. 1, 1804. 

ii. George Barker, born in Bangor. Sept. 22. 1805. He waa a phyei- 
cian and resided in Bangor where he died, Nov. 14, 1851. He mar- 
ried Miss Mary Ann Jones. May 11« 1843. 

iii. Charlotte Barker, born May 24. 1808, married Hon. Amos M. 
Roberts, of Old Town, July 26, 1827. He was born in Rochester, 
N. H.. Dec,^ 1801. He settled in Old Town about 1825, merchant 
of firm of Bartlett & Roberts. He was one of the Commissioners 
to purchase the four Indian Townships of tl.e Indians, 1833. He 
removed to Bangor. 1831. He was an Executive Councilor, Alder- 
man, 1842. 1843. 1848; President of the Kaptern Bnnk for many 
years, and held other ofiScial positions. He was a large dealer in 
and manufacturer of lumber for lift v years. He died, March 26, 
1879. Mrs. Roberts died, Sept. 9, 1882. Chihlren were :— 

1. Charles Wentwoith, born in Old Town, resides in Bangor, graduated at 

Bowdoin college, 1851, Col. of Second Regiment Maine Volunteers in 
the late war. ••Breveted Brigadier General for meritorious conduct.'' 
Collector of Customs under President Johnson. He has been fre- 
quently a member of the City Government of Bangor, was the Denjo- 
crntic candidate for Governor in 1870 and 1875. Appointed Coll<*ctor 
of Customs of liangor, Jan.. 1887. He married Miss June Pierce, of 
Bangor, June 20. 1867. Has children. 

2. Fanny E. married H(»n. John A. Peters, of Bangor, Sept. 23, 

1857. at present Chief .lustice of the Supreme Judicial Court, of 
Maine. They have two daughters. Fannie R. and Annie C. 

3. Annie C. mariled Noah Gilbert Iliggins, of Bangor, Dec. 21, 1864. 

He died Apnl, 1887. 

iv. Mary Dennis, born Jan. 2, 1811. She married first W V. Crane, 

of Bangor. Merchant 1827. He died She marrifd sec- 
ond. Doctor Rufus K. i.ushing. of Brewer Village, Oit. 26. 1836. 
She died Aug. 19. 1862. Dr. Cushing was born in Brunswiclc, 
graduated Bowdoin College, 1821. Practiced medicine in Brewer 
many years. Removed to Bangor where he now resides. Had 
one son and one daughter. 

y. Charles Prentiss, born Feb. 24,1814, He was drowned June, 1818. 

« Mrs. Mary Bleb died in Bangor, Apr. 18, 18?6, aged 76. 

t In Doctor Rich's Family Bible is the following :— <*Samuel Goodale died Oct. 7, 1806.'' 

192 A Hdndin FamUy. 

yi. James, born April 15, 1816; died Aug. 11, 1836. 

vii. Charles Prentiss, bom Feb. 24, 1819. He was a Mariner, and died 
at the home of his father. May 3, 1863. 

viii. Thomas Uill, born Sept. 5, 1822. He graduated at Bowdoin Ck>llege, 
1848 and at Bangor Theological Seminary ; was teacher in East 
Maine Conference Seminary, at Bucksport ; Assistant Professor of 
Hebrew, in Bangor Tlieological Seminary, and since 1872 Profes- 
sor of Hebrew in Bates College, at Lewiston. He married Mrs. 
Caroline W. D. Strout, Nov. 27, 1876. 


Doctor Ctrus Hamlin was the son of Eleazer and Lydia 
(Bonney) Hamlin, of Pembroke, MasH., born July 2, 1769. 
Capt. Eleazer Hamlin was a Revolutionary Patriot, who after- 
ward removed to Harvard, Mass., and then to Westford, Mass., 
where he died. The son Cyrus, after an academic education, 
studied medicine. In 1795 he was invited by a committee of the 
Town of Livermore to settle there as a physician, which invitation 
he accepted, settling there the same year. He was a Representa- 
tive to the General Court, 1803 and held many other official posi- 
tions. He resided, in Livermore until 1805, having a large 
practice and enjoying the confidence of the people. In 1805 the 
County of Oxford was incorporated and Doctor Hamlin was 
appointed Clerk of the new county. He sold out and removed to 
Paris, where he resided until his death. He was sheriff of the 
county. He was a sturdy Baptist of the old school, and was 
much interested in the prosperity of that denomination. He con- 
tinued in the practice of his profession until his death, Feb. 2, 

He married Miss Annie, daughter of Deacon Elijah and Hannah 
(Clark) Livermore, of Livermore, Dec, 4, 1797. She was lK)rn, 
April 6, 1775 in Waltham, Mass., and died in Paris, August 25, 
1852. Children were : — 

i. Elijah Livermore, born in Livermore, Dee. 30, 1798, died, April 6, 

ii. Elijah Livermore, born in do March 29, 1800. Oradaated, Brown 
University 1819; studied law, and settled first at Waterford, Me.,, for 
a short time and next at Columbia; Me., where he was a RepreseSnta- 
tive, 1830-31^32, and a Senator in 1833. He moved to Bangor in 1835. 
Kepresentative, 1847-48; Senator. 1868-59; Executive Councelor\; 
Land Agent, 1838-41; Mayor, 1851-52; Commissioner under the" 
Treaty of 1854, to define the fishery limits between the United States 

A Hamlin FamUy. 193 

and England. He was the Whifr candidate for Governor in 1848-49. 
He was ranch interested in histoncal matters. He died July 16. 1872. 
He married Miss Eliza Bradley, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Dyer) Choate. of Ipswich, Mass., 1825. She was born, Aug. 30, 
17d8, and died Aug. 28, 1886. Children all born in Ck>lumbia were :— 

1. Adaline married Hon. George Stetson, of Bangor. Nov. 13, 1846, 

children. George H. ; Edward, Isaiah K. and Mary. 

2. Augustus Choate, born Aug., 1829; graduated at fiowdoin College, 

1851; Harvard Medical School. 1855; settled In Bangor, Physician. 
During the War was Medical Director in the Eleventh Corps, and 
Medical Inspector to the Regular Arm v. Has been Mayor of 
Bangor, and occupied other important positions. He married Miss 
Helen A., daughter of Judge Jonas and Lucretla, (Bennoch) 
Cutting, of Bangor, Dec. 3, 1857 ; children : Helen and Fred C. 

3. Julia, born Feb. 28, 1833 ; married Samuel R. Carter, of Paris, Feb. 

26, 1857. He was born in Paris. June 22, 1829; graduated at 
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., 1852, and settled in Paris as 
Attorney at Law; one son, Jarvis LIvermore. b. Feb. 11, 1858. 

ill. Ctrus, born Jul v 16, 1802 ; graduated. Maine Medical School, 1828; 
settled in Calais as a physician ; President of St. Croix Bank. Re- 
moved to Galveston, Texas, and died there. May. 1839 ; unmarried. 

iv. Eliza, born April 4, 1804; died in Paris, unmarried. 

V. Anna, born July 14, 1805; married Hon. Daniel Brown, of Waterford, 
Me.. Jan. 29, 1851. He was born in Harvard, Mass., 1784. He was 
a Merchant, Representative, and held many other offices. He died, 
June 30, 1864, aged 80. Mrs. Brown now resides in Paris. 

vi. Vesta, born in Paris. June 6, 1808 ; married Doctor Job Holmes, of 
Paris, Jan. 1, 1833. He was bom In Oxford, Me., Oct. 17, 1799; 
graduated, Maine Med cal School, 1825-26; he commenced practice 
as a phvsiclan in Paris in 1826; removed to Calais, 1834, where he 
had a large and successful practice. He died in 1864. Children all 
born in Calais were : — 

1. Agnes Holmes, born April 12, 1837; married Edward Moore, of Calais, 

Aug. 10, 1865. 

2. Anna Livermore Holmes, born Nov. 3. 1848; resides in Calais. 

3. Ellen Vesta Holmes, born March 14, 1840; married Capt. Joseph S. 

Cony. He was lost at sea by the burning of the Steamer City of 
Bath, of which he was Commander, ofr Cape Hatteras, Feb, 10, 

4. Cyrus Hamlin Holmes, born Dec. 1, 1841; died Oct. 3, 1842. 

5. Frank Pierpont Holmes, born Auir. 14. 1843; Sergeant in Co. A. 6th 

Maine Volunteers, and was killed at the Battle of Frederlcsburg, 
May 3, 1863, in the celebrated charge at Marye^s. 

6. Walter Hamlin Holmes, born June, 23, 1854. (or 1853) ; graduated, 

Bowdoin College, 1875 ; and at Harvard Medical School, 1878 ; set* 
tied as a physician at Waterbury. Conn.; married Miss Medora C. 
Piatt, of Waterbury, April 6, 1881. 

yii. Hannibal, born in Paris, Aug. 27, 1809. He attended Hebron 
Academy, and was fitted for college ; but the death of his father im- 
posed other duties upon him. In 1829 he and Horatio King bought 
The Jeffersonian, a Paris newspaper, in the office of which lie 
worked for several months and then sold out. lie then entered the 
office of Judge Joseph G. Cole, of Paris, and Deblols & Fessenden, 
of Portland, as a student at Law, and was admitted to the Bar at 
Paris. January, 1833. On the same day that he was admitted he 
tried a case and won it, the counsel on the other side being the Honor- 
able Stephen Emery, whose daughters Mr. Hamlin afterward mar- 
ried. He at first thought of settling in Bridgton, where he went to 
look the ground over; but changea his mind and went to Lincoln, 
Me; his father was one of the original proprietors, and the town 
was settled largely by families from Paris, Buckfield and Woodstock. 

194 Patriotism. 

Here be found Samuel F. Hersey and William K. Hersey. who gave 
bim a cordial welcome. After staying then* a few weeks be con- 
cluded to settle in that place and went to Paris, for bis Library. On 
his way to or from Paris he met John Appleton. afterward Chief 
Justice of the S. J. Court, who informed him that Charles Stetson 
was about to move from Hampden to Bangor, and advised him to go 
to Hampden, and settle there, which Mr. Hamlin concluded to do, 
commencing practice, April 1, 1833. He continued to live in Hamp- 
den until the spring of 1862. when he removed to Bangor. He was 
a Eepresentative to the Legislature, 1836-i7-38^9-40>47 ; Speaker 
of the House, 1837-39-40 ; Aid-de-camp to Governor John Fairfield, 
1839; Kepresentative to the 28th and 29th Congresses, 1843-47; U.S. 
Senator, 1848-56; Governor, 1857; U. S. Senator, 1867-1861 ; Vice- 
President of the United States. 1861-66; Collector of Boston, 1865- 
66; U. S. Senator, 1869 to 1881; Minister to Spain, 1881. resigned 
1883, and returned to Bangor, where he now resides. The Degree of 
LLD. was conferred upon him at Colby University, 1869. He married 
first, Miss Sarah Jane, daughter of Hon. Stephen and Sally (Stowell) 
Emery. Dec. 10, 1833. She was born in Halloweil, Nov. 2, 1815; 
died, 'Hampden, April 17, 185n. He married second. Miss Ellen 
Vesta Emery, half sister of first wife, Sept. 25, 1856. She was 
born in Paris, Sept. 14, 1835. Children all born in Hampden, but 
the voungest. 

1. George Emery, born Sept. 30. 1835; died July 14, 1844. 

2. Charles, born Sept. 13. 1837; graduated, Bowdoin College, 1857; 

settled as a Lawyer in Orland ; removed to Bangor, 1865 ; served 
with distinction in the late war, promoted through various grades 
to Brevet Brigadier General ; Kegister in Bankruptcy for many 
years; Representative to Legislature. 1883-1885; Speak(*r of tlie 
House, 1886 ; City Soliciior. Married Miss Sarah Purinton Thomp- 
son, of Topsham, Nov. 28, 1860, has sons. Charles E.. born 1861 ; 
graduated Harvard College. 1884; Addison, born 1863; gniduated 
[arvard College, 1884; Cyrus, born 1869; Edwin Thompson, b. 

3. Cyrus, born April 26, 1839 ; served in late war. Brigadier and Brevet 

Major General; settled in New Orleans; died there, Aug. 28« 1867. 
He married Miss Sarah Sanborn, of Prospect, Oct. 9, 1862; she 
died at Port Hudson, July 12, 1863; no children. 

4. Sarah Jane, born Jan. 7, 1842; married Col. Geo. A. Bachelder; both 

deceased. One son, whose name was changed by law to Aithur 

5. Geo. Emerj', born Feb. 24, 1848; died Sept. 6. 1849. 

6. Hannibal Emery, born Aug. 22. 1858; graduated. Colby University 

1879; a successful Lawyer in Ellsworth, of the firm of Hale A 

7. Frank, born Bangor. Sept. 26, 1862; graduated Harvard College. 1884. 
viii. Hannah Livermobe. b. Oct. 10, 1814; married Dr. Thomas B. Town- 
send, April 14, 1842. He was born, Aug. 2, 1810; settled in 
Machias, where he died, May 1, 1842. His widow died, May 4, -52. 


The Key. Samuel Dean in his history of Scituate, Mass., thus 
refers to the Patriots of 1676 during King Phillip's war, and the 
Patriots ot 1776 during the Revolutionary war. 

"We love to speak of the patriots of the Revolution, but we ought to 
know that we owe less if possible to the patriots of 1776 than to those of 
1676 ; the one war a Contest for liberty, the other a struggle for exist- 

Marriages in Belfast. 195 



Belfast was settled in 1770, and incorporated three years later. The 
following list comprises all the marriages which appear in the first 
volume of town records Such others as took place before 1797, were 
probably solemnized by itinerant ministers, or by magistrates who 
made no returns. 

Mr. John Bennett and Mrs. Issabel Durham, both of Belfast were 
Joined in marriage Sept. 27, 1774, by me, Daniel Little. 

Hancock, ss., August the 11th, 1796, then Aron Colby Hadly and 
Mary Patterson was married by me, Benjamin Shut, Justice of the 

These may certify that Mr. Benjamin Nesmith and Miss Marthew 
Houston, both of this town were married on the 29th of December, 1796, 
by me, Ebenezer Price, minister. 

April 18th, 1797. Mr. William Lunt, of Camden, married to Miss 
Elizabeth Reed, of this town. 

May 8th, 1797. Mr. Benjamin Bachelder, Jr., married to Miss Olieye 
Latten, both of this town. 

June 15th, 1797. Mr. William Patterson 3d., married to Miss Jane 
Cochran, both of this town. 

July 6th, 1797. Mr. Thomas Eenaid married to Miss Elizabeth 
Todd, both of this town. 

Dec. 6th, 1797. Mr. Enos West married to Miss Ann Patterson, both 
of this town. 

Dec. 19th, 1797. Mr. Henry Lord, of Prospect, married to Miss 
Abigail Spenser, of this town. 

The above couples were married by Ebenezer Price, minister. 

A. D. 1798, January 9th. Mr. Isaac McKeen married to Miss 
Martha Drew Buffet, both of this town, by Mr. Ebenz'r Price, minister. 

1799, Jan. 10th. Mr. William Tufts married to Miss Mealle West, 
both of this town, by Robert Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

1799, Feb. 19th. Mr. Ammiel Robeos in the vicinity of Prospect to 
Hannah Weekson, of Belfast, by Robert Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

Dec. dlst, 1799. Mr. Isaac Thompson, of Belfast, to Miss Priscilla 
Rogers Smith, of Newmarket in the State of Ncwhampshire was married 
by the Rev. Samuel Shipard, of Brentwood. 

Dec. dOth, 1798. Mr. Robert Patterson the 4th, to Miss Margaret 
Mitchell, both of this town, by Rev. Ebenr, Price. 

1799, April 18. Mr. Robert Cochran to Miss Elizabeth Patterson, 
both of this town, by the Rev. Ebenr. Price. 

1799, June 13th. Mr. Nathaniel Muncy to Miss Margaret Cochran, 
both of this town by the Rev. Ebenr. Price. 

1799, Sept. 15th. Mr. Edward Fox to Miss Jane Lord, both of this 
town, by the Rev. Ebenr. Price. 

196 Marriages in BdfaaL 

Dec. 28d, 1799. Mr. James Gray to Miss Martha Ck)chran, by the 
Rev. Ebenr. Price. 

May 2d, 1799. Mr. James Barry to Miss Nancy Nickels, both of the 
town of Prospect, by Robert Houston, Esq. 

Sept. 26, 1799. Mr. Joseph Hinkson to Miss Polly Astin, both of 
this town, bv Robert Houston, Esq. 

1800, Nov. 27. Mr. Elijah MorrUl of Portland, to Miss Pricilla 
Stephenson of this town, married by Robert Houston, Esq. 

Dec. 7. Mr. Martin Patterson to Miss Alice Wilson, both of this 
town, by Robert Houston Esq. 

Dec. 11. Mr. William Morrill of Portland to Miss Susanna Stephen- 
son of this town, by Robert Houston, Esq. 

Dec. 80. Mr. Joseph Harris of Inspect to Miss Jerusha Nickerson, 
of Goospoud settlement, by Robert Houston, Esq. 

April 12th. Mr. Samuel Curtis in the vicinity of Prospect to Miss 
Elizabeth Stimson of this town, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

June 15. Mr. Benjamin Bachelder to Mrs. Thankful Weeks, both of 
Goospond settlement, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

1801, April 12. Mr. John Haskell to Miss Sally Merriam, both of 
this town, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

May 3. Mr. Ruben Kimball to Miss Deborah Spring, both of this 
town, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

May 31. Mr. Samuel Phillips of a plantation near Belfast, to Miss 
Hannah Bolton of Frankfort, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

Jan. 15. Mr. Benjamin Colcord to Miss Abigail Parks, both of the 
town of Prospect, by Robert Houston, Esq. 

1801, March 16. Mr. Charles Kelso of Great Meadows, so called, 
to Miss Sally Staples of the town of Prospect, by Robert Houston, Esq. 

July 15. Mr. Ebenezer Whitney to Miss Elizabeth Wetham, both of 
the town of Castine, by Kobert Houston, P^sq. 

1802, March 18. Mr. P^lias Wiikins of Sandy Stream Settlement, to 
Miss Jenny Alexander of Great Meadows, so called, by Rev. Ebenezer 

A return of marriages from James Nesmith, Justice of the Peace. 

1799, Jan. 10. Capt. John Lymeburner to Miss Jenny Miller, both 
of Belfast. 

Mr. Samuel Prescott to Miss Nancy Buckmer, both of Northport. 

22nd. Mr. Joshua Marshall to Miss Rachel Chapels, both of Isle 

March 7. Mr. Samuel Phillips of Quantabaycook, to Miss Mary 
Crooks of Northport. 

Nov. 20. Mr. Ruben Knowlton, Northport, to widow Sally French, 

Nov. 28. Mr. Benjamin Stevens to Miss Abigail Sayward, both of 

Nov. 28. Mr. Joseph Curtis to Miss Jennv Knowlton, both of 

Dec. 24. Mr. Robert White to Miss Susanna Patterson, both of 

Marriages in BdfasL 197 

1800, Feb. 20th. Mr. William Kidder to Miss Exce Dicrow, both of 

March 9th. Mr. William Patterson, Sd, to Miss Jenny Clary, both 
of Belfast. 

July 3d. Mr. Solomon Hamilton to Miss Elizabeth Knowlton, both 
of Belfast. 

Sept. Ist. Mr. William Cunningham, of Quantabaycook to Miss 
Snsanna Carter, of Northport. 

Oct. dOth. Mr. Isaac Senter to Miss Hannah Patterson, both of 

Dec. dlst. Mr. Nathaniel Hartford to Miss Abigail Fowler, both of 

1801, Jnly 12th. Mr. Stephen Hadley to Miss Lydia Clark, both of 

19th. Mr. Starret Patterson to Miss Elizabeth Reed, both of Belfast. 
19th. Mr. George Backmer to Miss Martha Brown, both of North- 

1802, Blarch 25th. Mr. Walter McFarland to Miss Phebee Newton, 
both of Northport, by James Nesmith, Esq. 

April 4th. Mr. Ebenezar Cunningham to Miss Abigal Ames, both of 
this town. 

June 16th. Mr. Paul Giles to Miss Elizabeth Webster, both of this 

Sept. 80th. Mr. Daniel Hibbard to Miss Keziah Basse, both of this 

Nov. 25th. Mr. Baptist Gilmore, of this town to Miss Sally Moore, 
of the Plantation of Davistown. 

Dec. dOth. Mr. Samuel Brown to Miss Jane Cochran, both of this 

1803, Feb. 20th. Mr. John Thurston to Miss Betsey French, both of 
this town, by Rev. Ebenezer Price. 

July 14th. Mr. Henry True to Miss Sally Hadley, both of this 
town, by Rev. Ebenr, E*rice. 

Eliphelet French to Miss Abigel Eelels, both of this town. 

Sept. 26th, 1802. Shedrick Hall to Miss Sally Rohberts, of the 
Plantation of Washington. 

April 14th, 1803. Robert Patterson 3d, this town to Joanna Smith, 
of Prospect. 

Sept. 4th, 1803. Thomas Perce to Miss Oliva Rich, both of this 

Dec. 31, 1803. John Gilmore to Miss Sally Patterson, both of this 

March 29th, 1804. Samuel Ford, of Lincolnvillc to Miss Polly 

Parks, of Prospect, by Robert Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

1804, June 14. Ely Luce to Miss Lovey Daggett, both of Vinal- 

1805, Jan. 13. Alden Chandler to Miss Prisilla Cushman. 

March 12th. Elisha Brown to Miss Louis Cushman, both of Davis- 
town, by William Crosby, Justice Peace. 

198 Marriages in Belfast. 

1805, Jan. 20th. Mr. Benjamin Monroe to Miss Polly Lowley, both 
of this town, by Bohan P. Field, Justice Peace. 

1805. Mr. Lather Gray to Miss Jane White, both of Green 

January. Mr. Robert Cross to Miss OUva Neal, of Green plantation, 
by John Drew, Baptist preacher. 

June 2. Mr. John Taggart to Miss Hannah Patterson. 

July 16. Mr. John G. Brown to Miss Betsey Miller of this town. 

July 18. Mr. John Ames to Miss Anna Cochran of this town. 

Sept. 15. Mr. Lemuel Cooper to Miss Peggy McDonnel of this 

Oct. 10. Mr. Daniel Field of Prospect to Miss Abigail True of this 

Dec. 26. Mr. Benjamin EUinwood to Miss Nancy Ayer of this town. 

Dec 31. Mr. Samuel Jackson to Miss Polly Cunningham of this 

The abore persons was joined in marriage during the year 1805, by 
Jona. Wilson, Justice of the Peace and Clerk of the town of Belfast. 

May 1, 1804. William Colleos with Sarah Dickey, both of Prospect. 

May 2, 1804. David Taggart with Anna Patterson, both of Belfast. 

May 28, 1804. John Hartshorn with Sarah Sturteyant. both of 

Sept. 23, 1804. Andrew Patterson With Polly Stephenson, both of 

Oct. 11, 1804. John Patterson with Hannah Lankester, both of 

Nov. 4, 1804. John Holmes with Judith Merrill, both of Belfast. 

Feb 20, 1805. Capt. Samuel Park with Peggy Nickels, both of 

Feb. 21, 1805. John Dickro of Lincolnville, with Katy K. Park of 
Prospect, by Robert Houston, Justice of the peace. 

Apr. 7, 1805. James Mansur with Polly Peirce, both of Belfast. 

June 2. 1805. Adam Templeton with Barbry Templeton, both of 

July 14, 1805. Robert Thompson with Eliza Stowers, both of 
Prospect, by Robeil Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

Aug. 31, 1806. Henry A. Lord of Goose pond Settlement, with 
Anna Hatch of the Plantation Washington. 

Dec. 25, 1806. Philemon Pattee with Relief Curtis, both of Lee 
Plantatiou, by Robert Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

June 25, 1807. Chansey Holmes with Hannah Crockett, both of 

Nov. 26. Joshua Nickerson with Thankful Eldrege, both of Goose 
pond Settlement. 

March 17, 1808. Hugh Ross with Betsey Clifford, both of Prospect, 
by Robert Houston, Justice of Peace. 

1806. Jan. 1. Mr. John Cates of the Plantation of Jackson to Miss 
Elizabeth Roberts of the Plantation of Washington. 

7th, Mr. William Presby to Miss Elizabeth Patterson, both of this 

Marriages in BdfasL 199 

Sept. 20, Mr. William Nickerson to Miss Polly Rogers, both of Goose 
pond Settlement, by Jona. Wilson, Justice of the Peace. 

1807, Jan. 11. Mr. Benjamin Sekins to Miss Abigail Tyler, both in 
the vicinity of Belfast. 

Sept 20. Mr. Thomas Cunningham 2d, of this town to Miss Abigal 
Elwell of Northport. 

Nov. 2. Mr. Appolos Alden to Miss Priscilla Grinnel, both of this 
town, by Jona. Wilson, Justice of the Peace. 

1809. Mr. Nathaniel Tyler to Miss Barsheba Trask, both in the 
vicinity of Belfast, by Jona. Wilson, Justice of the Peace. 

30th April, 1811. George Watson Esq., a Justice of the Peace 
returned the following persons by him joined in marriage on the 4th of 
November, 1810. (to wit) 

Moses- Brier with Susanna Pierce. 

Solomon Cunningham with Abigal £llenwood. 

Nathaniel Patterson with Sally Cunningham. 

All of Belfast, on the same day. 

June 20, 1811. Samuel Patterson with Betsey West, both of Belfast 
were joined in marriage by me, Jona. Wilson, J. P. and Clerk of the 
Town of Bef ast. 

iSii, July i8th. Mr. Elijah Bragdon with Miss Sally Sekens were 
joined in marriage by me, Jona. Wilson, J. P. 

Jan. i6th, 1812. Mr. Martin Rogers and Miss Sally Grinnel, both 
of Belfast were joined in marriage by me, Jona. Wilson, Justice ot the 

Feb. 9th, 1812. Mr. John Wales and Miss Sally Qiiimby, of Belfast 
were joined in marriage, by me Jona. Wilson, Justice of the Peace. 

April 30th, 1812. George Watson Esq., a Justice of the Peace in 
the County of Hancock, returned the following persons by him joined 
in marri^e, viz : 

Nov. 27th, 181 1. Lewis Ryan, of Belfast with Jane Clarry, of 
Washington plantation. 

Jan. 30th, 1 81 2. George Ti-undy with Theodate Smith, both of 
plantation Knox. 

March 2d, 181 2. Hubbard Nickerson with Betsey Crosby, both of 
Goospond Plantation. 

Apr. 5, 1812. Natham Tilden with Narrassa Hatch. 

July 27, 1 81 2. The persons hereafter named were joined in mar- 
riage by Jona. Wilson, a Justice of the Peace. 

Mr. Salathiel Nickerson of Belfast, with Miss Martha M'Cluer, of 
plantation Washington. 

July 28, 181 2. Mr. James Whitten with Miss Jane Tarr, both of 

Dec. 6, 1812. Mr. Ezekiel Tarbot and Miss Eliza Coe, both of the 
vicinity of Belfast, by Manasah Sleeper, Justice of the Peace. 
1809, Sept. 3. Nathaniel Woodbury to Grizel Patterson. 
1812, July 12. Josiah Palmer to Rachel Wales. The above were 
joined in marriage by Wm. Moody Justice of the Peace. 

Aug. 28, i8o8. Kobert Pike with Hannah Smith, both of Prospect. 

200 Man^iages in Belfast. 

Oct. 6. Alexander Thompson with Hannah Layton, both of Goose 
pond settlement. 

Oct. 20. Chandlor Moodey with Susanna Field, both of Prospect. 

Oct. 23. Daniel Ridley with Polly Basset, both of Prospect. 

Oct. 31. Benja. Park with Amy Crary, both of Prospect. 

Apr. 6, 1809. John George with Phebe Nickerson, both of Prospect- 
Jan. 3, iSio. William Colcord with Sally Ames, both of Prospect 

Jan. 13. Samuel Cunningham with Hannah Jorden, both of 

Apr. 8. Benjamin Nickerson with Mehitable Ames, both of Frank- 

Dec. 2, iSio. Jacob Hoplund with Polly Carter both of Prospect, 

Nov. 6. Henry George with Sally Fowler, both of Prospect. 

Jan. 10, i8ji. William Curtis, of Frankfort with Deborah Dwelly, 
of Prospect. 

Aug. 29, 181 1 . Thomas Jordon with Betsey Peirce both of Prospect. 

Oct. 17. John Lords with Wealthy Spencer, both of Goose Pond 

Nov. 7. Isaac Bridge with Mehetable Evens, both of Prospect. 

May 31, 1812. Jerome Stephenson Jr., with Mary McDonald, both 
of Belfast. 

June 8. Jonathan Savery with Polly Ptper, both of Prospect. 

Sept. 29. Peter Cochran, of Belfast with Peggy Hains, of Prospect. 

Sept. 30. Simeon Haines, of Prospect with Sarah Cochran, of 

Nov. 5. Stacy Towle with Isabel Burdick Lanpher, both of Frank- 

Dec. 24. Josiah Towle with Polly Colcord, both of Prospect, by 
Robert Houston, Justice of the Peace. 

181 2-13. Thomas Chase and Keziah Ellis, both of the Plantation of 
William Cilly, of Washington Plantation and Love Moreton, 
of Jackson Plantation, by the Rev. Silas Warren, 
minister of said Plantation. 


1805, Oct. 17. Jerome Stephenson to Temperance Williams, 
Nov. 29. Ansel Lathrop to Lois Whittier. 
December. Seth Elliot to Betsey Furber. 

1806, March 6. Daniel Gilbert to Sally Reed. 

** Phineas Pendleton to Nancy Gilmore. 

May 8. Alexander Black to Patty Ames. 
Sept. 14. Alexander Clark Todd to Olive Hill. 
Oct. 4. John McDonald to Polly Webster. 
Oct. 5. Ebenezer B. Greeley to Suky Davis. 
Oct. 7. Joseph Drinkwater to Elizabeth McKinley. 
Nov. 6. Aivan Edmunds to Betsey Durham. 
Nov. 20, John Brown 3d, to Sally McClure. 
Nov. 27. Jonathan Pitcher to Eliza Stevenson, 
Dec. 4. William Furber to Polly Patterson, 

Marriages in Bdfaat. 201 

1806, Dec. 16. William R. Lowney to Charity Ellis. 

1807, March i. James Wulls to Polly Covel. 
March 5. Rufus Henry to Hannah Churchill. 
May 21. Samuel Hardy to Keziah Waterhouse. 
May 21. William Jackson to Sylvia Jackson. 
Nov. 26. John Wilson to Hannah Leach. 

Nov. 26. Richard Lean or Lear to Judith Pinkham. 
Dec. 13. John Haraden to Hannah Brown. 
Dec. 23. James Morgan to Polh* Knights. 
*i8o8, Jan. 21. Manasseh Sleeper to Hannah Whittier. 
March. Thomas Russell to Mary Patterson. 
April. Joseph Cates to Polly Skillings. 
July 7. Tannes Butler to Polly Gray. 
Sept. 22. James McCrillis to Jane Durham. 
Dec 25. Thomas Nesmith to Susannah Davidson. 

1809, March 8. Silvanus Irish to Mehitable Haskell. 
Apr. 16. William Greely to Mary Davis. 

Apr. 17. Benjamin Ward Jr. to Elizabeth Jordan. 
Apr. 23. Samuel M. Miller to Nancy Brown. 
May 28. Nathan McDonald to Clarissa Reed. 
May 28. James Patterson Jr. to Nancy Furber. 
Aug. 27. William Allen Jr. to Charlotte Elwell. 
Aug. 27. Jeremiah Walker to Sally Hartshorn. 
Nov. 14. Mathew White to Margarett White. 
Nov. 30. Samuel Ames to Abigail Nickerson. 

1 810, Jan. I. Nathan Lanpher to Hannah Griffin. 
Jan. 7 Enoch Perkins to Nancy Hopkins. 
Mar. 31. John Ward to Sally Jordan. 

Mar. 31. Gilbert Roberts to Anna P. Leathers. 

Apr. 26. Jonathan Williston to Nancy Cochran. 

Apr. 26. William Durham to Selena Hatch. 

May 13. Timothy Tibbetts to Betsey Yeaton. 

Sept. 17. Benjamin Eells to Jane Wilson. 

Oct. 3. James Mosman to Mary Ford. 

Oct. 14. Thomas D. Liscomb to Deborah A. Lowder. 

Dec. 20. William Davis to Betsey Marble. 

1811, March 8. John Houston to Sasannah M. Fletcher. 
April 7. John H. Conner to Lidia Watson. 

April 10. Chandler Peavy to Betsey Mathews. 

Sept. 5. James Leach to Anna Black. 

Sept. 8. William Salmond to Mary Jane Ladd. 

Sept. 8. William W. Cross to Lois Smith. 

Sept. 29. Benjamin Cunningham to Betsey Stevenson. 

October. William Warding to Sarah True. 

1812, Jan. George Hall to Susannah Lords. 
Feb. 12, John Greely to Mary Black. 

March 5. William Lords to Mary B. Spencer* 

'^ 5. John Trefeatheren to Meriam Batchelder. 
March 19. John McKeen to Fanny Tme. 
July 16. Andrew Leach, Jr., to Sally Black. 

202 Novel Marriage Procedure in 1772. 

1812, Sept. 21. Aaron Hobart, Jr., to Maria Leach. 
Oct. 24. Samuel Gilmore to Mary Brown. 
Feb. 1. Thomas Hill to Martha Spring. 

1813, May, John Huse to Hannah Witherell. 
May. Miles Fowler to Jane True. 

(Signed,) Attest, Alfred Johnson, Minister. 

Hancock, ss., April 1, 1814. 
I hereby certify that Archibald York and Fanny Merrill, both of Bel- 
fast, in said County, were joined in marriage on the 16th of Jan'y, 1814, 
and no other persons have been joined in marriage the year last past 
before me. (Signed,) Wm. Crosby, Just. Peace. 

1813, Oct. 28. Samuel Cunningham and Elizabeth Batchelder, both 
of the plantation of Greene, in the County of Hancock, were joined in 
marriage; also 1814, Jan'y 6, Samuel Dillaway and Nancy Hall, both 
of Belfast, and all before me. 

Wm. Moody, Justice of ye Peace. 

Jackson, 25th April, 1814. I hereby certify that on the 16th of Jan- 
uary, 1814, 1 married William White, of Belfast, and Maria A. Ashmun, 
of Washington Plantation. 

On 23d March, 1814, I married Isaac Skillings and Hannah Merrill, 
of Jackson Plantation Silas Warren. 


1812, July 16, Jonathan Ordway to Clarissa Cross, both of the Plant- 
ation of Green, County Hancock. 

1812, May 3, Abner W. Bradbury to Eunice Hall, both of Belfast. 

1814, July 7, Uzziah Kendall to Abigail Wilson; Mr. Kendall of 
Brewer, Miss Wilson, of Belfast. 

March 19, Solomon Kimball to Mrs. Polly Taylor, both of Belfast. 
1814, May 16, Simon Coombs and Polly McDonald, joined in mar- 
riage by me. 

Benj. WnnriER, Justice Peace. 


[extract from the FRIENDSHIP TOWN RECORDS.] 

Contributed by Joseph Williamson, Esq. 

*'Meduncook, May 12, 1772. 
Whereas we the subscribers, William Elwell and Hannah Thomas, 
being hiwfully published, and being desirous of entering into the holy 
state of marriage, and being confined in a place where there is neither 
minister or magistrate, do by these presents, and in the presence of 
Almighty God, and before these witnesses, that may sign this instru- 

Letter from the CommiUee of Safety^ in Penobscot. 203 

ment, engage and do take each other as roan and wife, and do promise 
to behave to each other in a tender, loving, affectionate manner, as man 
and wife, according to the best of our capacity, and as though we were 
married by a magistrate or minister. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands. 

William Elwell, 


Hannah X Thomas. 

mark. , 

Signed in the presence of we the subscribers, and that the man took 
her, as it were, naked, and gave her clothes to put on. 

Wm. Frost, Hannah Pinkham, 


Samuel Condon, Mary X Condon, 


Cornelius Morton, Mary X Larry. 


Otis Pinkham, 

N. B. William Elwell and Hannah Thomas took the Common 
Prayer Book, after they had signed the above instrument, and read the 
Church ceremony of marriage to each other in a serious manner before witnesses to the above instrument, before me. 



Ck>ntributed by Bey. Charles M. Blake, of San Francisco. 

'*Penob8COt, July 1, 1814. 
Sir : — The andersigned being appointed a Committee of Safety for 
the town of Penobscot, at present viewing ourselves in a critical situa- 
tion respecting the enemy ; we therefore take the liberty to require your 
attention to our Militia. We as a Committee are doubtful whether the 
militia are in a situation to defend themselves against the enemy ; there- 
fore, sir, must request your orders, and assistance in directing your sub- 
ordinate officers to be in readiness to defend themselves and their 

JOHN BLAKE, Esquire, Wm. Webber, '\ Committee 

Brigadier General, D. Dunbar, V of 

10th Division. Thatcher Avert, j Safety. 

Samuei. Wardwell, 
Thos. Stevens, 
• Joseph Westcott, 

Daniel Clement." 
Superscribed '^Castine, July 4. Public service, July 4, 1814. John 
Blake, Esquire, of Brewer, Brigadier General, 10th Division*" 

204 Ceil. John Allan; Taxation for FacuUy; Genealogy. 


^4n House of Representatives : 

Besolved : — That a letter signed by the President of the Council be 
immediately sent to Mr. Allan, Agent of the Indians at Saint John in 
the Province of Nova Scotia, giving him a general account of what this 
Court has done, and is doing in order fo secure that Eastern Country ; 
so that he may take such measures v^ith the Indians and others as shall 
most effectually promote the interest and happiness of the United States 
of America." 


The following were taxed in the town of Saco for Faculty, 
1755 :J 

Donald Cummings, 5 shillings, 7 pence ; Doctor. 

Samuel Dennet, 4 shillings ; Tanner. 

Samuel Warren, 3 shillings, 9 pence ; Blacksmith. 

John Kendrick, 2 shillings ; Shoemaker. 

John Hurley, 2 shillings ; Tailor. 

Isaac Whitney, 1 shilling, 10 pence ; Housewright. 

John Armstrong, 1 shilling, lOj^ pence ; Cabinet maker. 


Lieut. Governor William Stoughton,§ who was also a preacher, 
delivered the Election Sermon before the Massachusetts G^eral 
Court, 1668. This sermon was said to have been one of the most 
powerful and impressive that was ever delivered before the Gen- 
eral Court. He highly eulo^zed the first settlers, and also said, 
''Consider and remember always that the books that shall be 
opened at the last day will contain genealogies in them. There 
shall be brought forth a re^ster of the genealogies of New Eng- 
land sons and daughters. How shall we many of us hold up our 
faces then when there shall be a solemn rehearsal of our descent 
as well as of our degeneracies !" 

*See April, 1887, No. of this Magazine, page 189. 
|Vo1. 87, pageST. 

tFolaom'a History of Saco and Biddeford, page 28S. 
(History of Dorchester, Mass., page 271. 


A. 2Ma:oxTa7za:xi' 

VOL II. BANGOR, ME., MAY. 1887. No. XL 


The Georges Society, **in memory of Sir Ferdinando Georges, 
the father of English Colonization in New England," was founded 
in the interest of the early history of the state ; its members agree 
to take its volumes at cost. Its Treasurer is H. W. Bryant, of 
Portland, to whom subscriptions may be sent. It has just pub- 
lished its third volume. 

Hosier's Relation of Waymouth's Voyage to the coast of Maine, 
1605, with an introduction and notes by Henry S. Burrage, D. D., 
188 pages, price $3.50. It contains the following illustrations : 
''Portrait of the Earl of Southampton; Autograph and Seal of 
Queen Elizabeth ; Portrait of Thomas Arundel, Baron of War- 
dour ; Monhegan, as seen from the North ; Camden Mountains, as 
seen from Monhegan ; Chart of Coast from White Head to Pema- 
quid Point, and a chart of the coast from Pemaquid Point to 
Sequin Island." 

In 1605, the Earl of Southampton, Lord Arundel, of Wardour, 
and others, fitted out a ship for a voyage of discovery to the 
American coast. Captain George Waymouth, who had previously 
been here, was appointed commander, and James Rosier to take 
due notice and make true report. Roller's True Relation of this 
voyage has now been printed, by the Georges Society. It is a 
rare work, and of great value, historically. The full and exhaus- 
tive notes of Dr. Burrage, add much to its value. I abridge from 

Waymouth sailed from England, March 31, and arrived off the coast 

206 Voyage of Captain George Waymouih. 

of Cape Cod, May 11, and May 13, came to soandings. From this 
point tie sailed eastward, about 50 leagnes and fonnd no land, the 
charts being erroneous. May 17, land was seen ; it appeared mean high 
land and was an island, probably Monhegan, some six miles in compass. 
They anchored on the North side, abont a league from the shore. From 
the island or the anchorage, main land could be seen from W S W to 
£ N £.* May 19, Whitsunday, they went up to other islands more 
adjoining the main, in the road directly to the mountains, about 
three leagues, where they anchored. One of these islands they named 
Pentecost Island, here they found a convenient harbor.* 

They went on shore and set up their pinnace, dug wells, planted a 
garden, sowed peas and barley that grew eight inches in 16 days, 
caught fish and lobsters, and found excellent clay for brick or tile. 

May 24, they explored part of two islands, the largest of which they 
judged to be four or five miles in compass, and a mile broad.' 

May 30, the shallop having been finished and launched, the Captain 
with thirteen men departed in her, up the bay or river. May 31, he 
returned, having discovered a great river, trending along into the 
Main, about 40 miles. In the meantime many Indians had vibited the 
ship, and had much conference and trade with those on board. June 11, 
they passed up the river with the ship about 26 miles. The river itself 
running up into the Main, very nigh 40 miles towards the great moun- 
tains, and beareth in breadth a mile, sometimes three-quarters and a 
half a mile in the narrowest. You shall never have under four or five 
fathoms near the shore ; but 6-7-8-9-10 fathoms all along, and on both 
sides every half mile, very gallant coves, some able to contain almost a 
hundred sail.* ♦ ♦ ♦ Where ships may lie without cable or anchor, only 
moored to the shore with a hawser.* The river flowed 18 to 20 foot at 
high water. Here were made by nature, most excellent places to grave 
or carine ships of all burthens. The land along was neither mountain- 
ous nor rocky. Some of the sailors had been to Guiana, Oronoco, Rio 
Grande, and the rivers of France ; but they were all inferiour to this. 
Rosier was tempted to claim it as superior to the Thames ; but as that 
was England's greatest treasure, he forebore ; but he almost claimed it 
to be the most rich, beautiful, large and secure harboring river that the 
v^orld afforded. 

June 12, the Captain started with his boat and 17 men, ^^and run 
up from the ship to the Codde'' thereof where they landed.* Ten of the 
crew armed, marched up into the cpuptry towards the mountains, which 
they descried at their first falling in with land. Unto some of them the 
river brought them so near that they thought when they landed, they 

Voyage of Captain George Waymouth. 207 

were about a league ofiF. They marched up about four miles into the 
main and passed over three hills, upon which grew timber trees, masts 
for ships of 400 ton, and at the bottom of every hill, a little run of fresh 
water ; but the fartherest and last they passed, run with a great stream, 
able to drive a mill.^ They returned to their boat, when ^^they espied a 
canoe coming from the further part of the Cod of the river eastward," 
and from there to the ship. 

June 13, The Captain started in the boat from the ship and went up 
that part of the river, which extended westward into the main ; they 
rowed up about 20 miles, the last six of which was fresh water. Any 
ship drawing 1 7 or 18 feet of water could pass up as far as they went ; 
from each bank of the river divers branching streams run up into the 
main whereby was afforded unspeakable profit by the convenience of 
transportation.** Here they said, they should never see such a river 
again, until it pleased God to let them behold the same again. 

June 14, they rowed down again to the river's mouth to the ship. 
June 15, they sailed up to the watering place and filled their casks. 
The captain upon the Rock in the midst of the harbor, observed the lati- 
tude which was 43 degrees 20 minutes north.' June 16, they sailed for 
England, arriving at Dartmouth, July 18, 1605. 


Several theories have been advanced as to the river up which 
Captain Waymouth sailed. 

First, The Penobscot theory.* 

Second. The Kennebec theory .f 

Third. The Saint Georges.J 

After all that has been written I venture cautiously into the 
field. I am pretty familiar with each of the routes; I think it 
very well settled that the Kennebec was not the true river. The 
Penobscot river seems to have been given up, and the Saint 
Georges now has preference. This edition of Rosier's Relation and 

• BcikDsp'B American Biogrsiihy, Vol. 2; Captain John F. Williams. Oct. 1, 1797 and 
Williani8on'8 History of Maine, Vol. 1, page 193. 

t Joliii McKeen, of Brunswiclc in Maine Historical Society's Collections, Vol. 5, pages 
309 to 838; ScwsUl's Ancient Dominions of Maine, page 64; PalA-ey's History of New 
England, Edition of 1876, Vol. 1, page 76; Popham Memorial Volume, Bey. Edward 
Ballard, pages 801-^17. 

t Captain Qeorge Prince in Maine Historical Collections, Vol. 6, pages 293 to 806; 
Rev. David Q. Cushman in same, pages 809 to 318; History of Bristol and Bremen, 
page 28 to 34; Eaton's Annals of Warren, page 15. 

208 Voyage of Captain Charge Weymouth. 

its Dotes, proceed on the theory, that the Saint Georges is Way- 
mouth's river. On that theory I note: — 

1. I can not see land WSW to ENE, from Monhegan, which 
this probably was. 

2. The Islands next seen, may have been Fisherman's or Allen's 

8. The clay for brick and tile, I can not find. 

4. The Gallant coves, every half mile, '*8ome that will contain 
almost a hundred sail," are not such as the language was intended 
to imply. 

5. The mooring places are very scarce. 

6. The Codde is said to mean a bay or indentation into the land^ 
and by Captain Prince, qualified into a "place," and located in 
Thomaston, at the mouth of Mill river« at its junction with the St. 
Georges river, opposite the point on which Gen. Knox lived, 
and is anything but a Bay at low water ; it is then a vast area of 

7. The three hills mentioned here are difficult to find, and the 
great stream more so. 

8. The divers branching streams so profitable for transportation 
are small, if here. 

9. The Rock is unlocated. 

I have tried often to find Waymouth's river up the Saint 
Georges. It is said that the old navigators told tough stories and 
had great imaginations. It ^ould not require much more of a 
discount in Hosier's Relation to apply it to Penobscot, then it 
does to apply it to Saint Georges. 

In Cadillac's Memoir in Maine Historical Society Collections, 
Vol. 6, page 282, written in 1691; he says ** River Saint George, 
from Pentagoet (Penobscot) to Saint George's river, it is eight 
leagues. This river is not very safe on account of the numerous 
rocks. It furnishes excellent oak for ship building. To enter 
you must steer NNW ; there are three fathoms of water." 

I judge that the Saint George river comes the nearest to 
Waymouth's river ; but I think with Mr. Joseph Williamson * of 
Belfast, an historian of acknowledged reputation, that it can 
never be regarded as conclusively settled, tiiat the river of Way- 
mouth is the Saint George river. 

* History of Belfast, page 39. 

Petition to the General Court of Massachusetts. 209 


FEB. 24, 1794, 

Commnnicated by John F. Pratt, of Chelsea, Hafis. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court assembled — ^The Petition and memorial of the subscribers, inhabi- 
tants of the Plantation of Frankfort in the county of Lincoln, bounded 
as follows viz : 

Beginning at the south-eastward most corner of Belfast, on ye sea (or 
bay) shore ; from thence running in the line of said Belfast to the north- 
eastward most extremity thereof; from thence north to a large spruce 
tree on the eastwardly side of Goose Pond, (so called) ; marked with a 
marking iron W. P. B. F., two large white stones on the eastwardly side 
of said pond directly in range and bearing due noilh from, said tree. 
From thence eastwardly to Marsh River, (so called) ; from thence down 
said Marsh River about a mile to Penobscot River ; from thence down 
said Penobscot river southwardly to Fort Point so called ; from said 
Fort Point westwardly to the first mentioned bounds at Belfast. Humbly 
showeth, there are now living upon said Plantation upwards of sixty 
families, who labor under great disadvantages for want of being incor- 
porated with town privileges. Therefor, humbly pray your Honora to 
take into your wise consideration our present very disagreeable situation 
and relieve us by incorporating us together with the adjacent Island of 
Brigadiers Island, (so called) into a town by the name of Knoxbury, 
your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. 

Frankfort, May ye 16th, 1789. 
John Odom, Laugworthy Laupher, 

Benjamin Shutc, Miles Staple, 

Henry Black, William Staple, 

Joseph Crary, Jotham Staple, 

Alexander Young, Thomas Fletcher, 

Samuel Young, William Dickey, 

William GrifDn, Joshua Treat, 

James Nichols, Zetham French, 

James Nichols Jr., William Hichborn, 

Barach K. Ellis, John Peirce, 

Peleg Pendleton, Daniel Lancaster, 

William Pendleon, John Staples, 

Samuel Grifl9n, David Partridge, 

Samuel Griffiin, Jr., Benjamin Shute, Jr., 

Fbenezer Griffin, Clark Partridge, 

Ichabod Colson, Daniel Goodell, 

Jacob Eustis, John Odom, Jr., 

John Sweetser, James Grant, 

David Nichols, John Park, 

Joseph McMann. 

The Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court, assembled — 

210 Petition to the Oeneral Court of Massachusetts. 

The Petition and Memorial of the snbscribers, inhabitants of the 
Plantation of Frankfort, in the county of Hancock, Humbly Showeth, 
that whereas the Honorable General Court, did by an act, passed on 
25th of June, 1789, incorporate two Plantations on the west side of 
Penobscot river, viz : — ^From Belfast to Wheeler's Mills, into a town by 
the name of Frankfort, which for a want of a true representation of our 
boundaries being seasonably exhibited, we presume an undesigned mis- 
take has been made, as the two Plantations are about sixteen miles in 
length, and very inconvenient for one town. There are now upwards of 
sixty families in this plantation. We therefore humbly pray your 
Honours to take into your wise consideration our present difficult situa- 
tion, and incorporate us together with the adjacent Island called Briga- 
diers Island, (separate from the other Plantation) according to the fol- 
lowing boundaries and Plan annexed viz : Beginning at the south-east 
corner of Belfast, running up ye brook to ye north-east corner of said 
Belfast ; thence north to Goose Pond ; thence along the shore of said 
Pond to a large spruce tree on the east side of Goose Pond marked 
with a marking iron W, P. B. F., thence eastwardly to Marsh river; 
thence down said Marsh river to Penobscot river, thence down Penob- 
scot river to Fort Point ; thence bounding on the Bay of Penobscot to 
the bounds first mentioned, into a town by the name of Knoxburgh. — 
Your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray, 

Frankfort Plantation, Nov. 20th, 1789. 

Daniel Lancaster, 
John Sweetser, 
Daniel Goodell Jr., 
John Odom Jr., 
Henry Black, 
Zetham French, 
Henry Black Jr., 
Josiah Ames, 
Jacob Eustis, 
Abraham Mudgett, 
John Alford, 
John Dwelley, 
Jacob Alford, 
Joshua Treat, 
John Odom, 
John Sweetser Jr., 
Samuel Young, 
Alexander Young, 
Peleg Pendexter, 
William Dickey, 
David Partridge, 
Nathaniel Tibbets, 
William Pendleton, 
Nathaniel Alford, 
Isaac Chesley, 

Benjamin Shute, 
William Hitchborn, 
Benjamin Shute Jr., 
Joseph Boyd, 
Joseph G. Martin, 
James Grant, 
Samuel Grant, 
Joseph McMann, 
William Farley, 
Samuel Grifiln, 
Ebenezer Griffin, 
John Park, 

Lao^ worthy Landphcr, 
James Scott, 
James Nichols, 
David Nichols, 
James Nichols 2nd, 
Henry Lord, 
John Peirce, 
John Staples, 
Thomas McMann, 
Miles Staples, 
William Staples, 
William McLaughlin, 
Clark Partridge, 
Daniel Goodell. 

Petitions Relating to the Incorporation of Brewer. 211 

BREWER, 1811-12. 


^^To the Honorable, the Seuate and House of Representatives in the 
General Court assembled — 

The subscribers, inhabitants of the Town of Orrington in the County 
of Hancock being a committee legally chosen by said town at their 
annual meeting in April last beg leave respectfully to represent and give 
this Honorable Court to understand that the extensive situation of said 
Town of Orrington is such as renders it extremely difficult for the 
inhabitants thereof to attend to their publick business, being about thir- 
teen miles in length on Penobscot river. — That ever since the first set- 
tlement of said Town the inhabitants have had it in contemplation to 
divide it and make that part of it commonly known by the name of 
Knaps Square into a separate town, and have accordingly erected two 
meeting houses in said town nearly in the center of each section thereof. 
That said Town of Orrington at their annual meeting in April last 
voted that it was expedient it should be divided. We therefore pray 
the Honorable Court to take the subject into their wise consideration 
and divide said Town as follows, viz : — Beginning at Nichols Rock, so 
called on Penobscot River, being the corner bound between Orrington 
and the town of P^ddington ; thence south, forty-eight degrees east to 
the easterly corner of said Town of Orrington ; thence south forty-two 
degrees west on the back line of said Town six miles or to the south 
easterly corner of Lot No. Eighteen in the third division of lands in 
said Town ; thence north forty-eight degrees west to the head of the 
front lots ; thence by the head of the front lots to the north line of the 
widow Priscilla Brastow's Lot ; thence by the north line of said lot to 
the river ; thence as said Penobscot River runs to the first mentioned 
hound, excepting three acres of land deeded by government to Jonathan 
Eddy, Esquire and that the part of said Town above described be incor- 
porated into a Town by the name of that the publick property 

now belonging to said town of Orrington be equally divided between the 
two contemplated Towns and as in duty bound will ever pray. 



JOSHUA CHAMBP:RLAIN, }• Committee." 



To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court assembled, May 1811, 

The Subscribers, inhabitants of the Town of Orrington, humbly beg 
leave to state — ^That at a town meeting of the inhabitants of said 

212 Petitions Relating to the Incorporation of Brewer. 

OrriDgtOD a committee was chosen for the purpose of dividing the town, 
according to a former survey of a certain tract of land, called and 
known by the name of Knapps Square :-but as the said committee were 
not ordered, and have never reported to the town their doings in said bus- 
iness nor exhibitited any petition addressed to your honorable body for 
the purpose of carrying the vote of the town into effect, they are entirely 
unacquainted with any reasons they offer, why the prayer of the peti- 
tioners should be granted. — but they would beg leave to observe that 
the northern or upper line of the town of Orrington divides a small 
village, situated at the head of the tide on the Penobscot near the centre, 
one part of said village being attached to Orrington, the other to Edding- 
ton (a small town lately incorporated,) that this village if united would 
be competent for a school district ; that the town meetings of said 
Eddington are held there and that Eddington, with this addition wonld 
soon be competent to building a meeting house, that a public landing is 
laid out at this spot, which is used as a deposit for the greater part of 
the lumber procured in Eddington ; and in fine, that it seems by nature 
designed for the centre of a Town. 

That six miles below, at the contemplated place of division, is another 
village, in which is situated the Post-office, a Saw mill. Grist mill. 
Carding machine. Pot ash. Tannery, Shoemaker, Blacksmith and other 
mechanics, trades, etc. ; and perhaps nearly half the business of Orring- 
ton is done within a quarter of a mile of this division line, as now con- 
templated ; nor do we see any advantage in the contemplated division, 
nor any other reason for it than a partiality for old lines. And we 
would further observe, that a motion was made in town meeting, to 
choose a Committee of nine persons from the different parts of the town 
to enquire what division will most conduce to the public good, to exhibit 
a plan thereof and report at the next meeting, which motion was 
negatived. We forbear to mention other circumstances equally repug- 
nant to this arrangment, and pray your honorable body, that the prayer 
of the petitioners may not be granted ; or at least that an order of 
notice may be issued, and we be permitted to state the ''circumstances 
belonging to the occasion," more at large before a committee appointed 
for the purpose. 

ELISHA ROBINSON, ) Selectmen of 

JOSIAH BREWER, j Orrington 


John Brewer, Samuel Stone, 

Samuel Call, Josiah Crawford, 

Henry Call, John Cumming, 

John Wilkins, Amos Dole, 

P2phraim Doane, Samuel Phips, 

Warren Ware, John Pope, 

Henry Rice, Richard Godfrey, 

Nathaniel Gould, Jeremiah Swett, 

Richard Baker, Israel Nichols, 

Isaiah Baker, Samuel Rider, 

Joseph Baker, Thomas Ladd, 

George Wiswall, Henry Bickford, 

iMOfrfmaiion of Brewer. 213 

Allen Hodges, Zachens HaU, 

Joaeph Copeland, Ebeneiier Whedden, 

Lemiiel Copeland, Isaac Nickeraon, 

William Copeland, Stephen Bider, 

Isaac Bales, Moses Bogws, 

David l¥lswell, William Kent, 

Gideon Horton, Asa Howard, 

John Tibbetts, Finson Bowe, 

Heuy Kenney, John Whiting, 

Daniel BoMnson, Samnel Sterns, 

Cyras Brewer, John Phillips, 2d«, 

John Phillips, Lather Baton, 

Enodi Lovell, Francis Brewer, 

Bichard Kent, Bichard Bider. 

Beferred to Committee on Towns, Ac., in Senate and Hoose, Jan. 14 
and 16, 1811. 


The Committee, report that this remonstrance be referred to the next 
Session, and be filed with the petition from the Town of Orrington. 

F. CABB, per order." 



Srctiok 1. Be it enacted * * * That the town of Orrington, in the 
County of Hancock, laying on the east side of Penobs^ river, be 
divided, and that the northerly part thereof (commonly known by the 
name of Knapp's Square ) ; with the inhabitants thereon be incorporated 
into a town by the name of Brewer, by the following bounds, viz; 
beginning at Nichols Rock, [so called], on the easteriy bank of Penob- 
scot river, being the common bounds between said Orrington and 
l<kldington ; thence South 48 degrees Kast to the easterly comer of said 
Orrington ; thence South 42 degrees West on the back line of said town 
six miles, or to the south-easterly comer of lot number 18 in the third 
division of lands in town ; thence North 48 d^^rees West to the head of 
the front lots ; thence by the head of the front lots to the North line of 
the Widow Priscilla Hrastow's lot ; thence by the North line of said lot 
to the river ; thence as the said river runs to the first mentioned bounds, 
excepting three acres of land deeded by government to Jonathan Eddy 
Ksquire, and that the said town is hereby vested with the powers, privi- 
leges and immunities which other towns do or may enjoy by the Consti- 
tatioii and laws of this Commonwealth. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted that any Justice of the Peace for 
the County of Hancock, is aothorixed to issue his warrant calling the first 

214 Diary of Hon. Franrin CarVy of Bangor. 

OF CONGRESS 1812-13. 



Hay 25. Hosday at one o'eloek left Bangor for Washington ; apple 
trees Jiist began to show their leayes. Peas and wheat about 
1 1-2 inches high* 
26* Arrived at Hallowell. Vegetables about the same. 

27. At Portland ; in Falmonth and North Yarmouth not qoite so 


28. At Newbnryport and Boston apple trees began to show their 

blossoms, leaves about as large as a 4d. 

29. Tarried at Boston. Vegetation not so forward by 12 or 15 

days as usuaL 

80. Went from Boston to Hartford, about 100 miles ; apple trees 

in full bloom. 

81. To New York a litlAe over 100 miles ; apple trees have shed 

their blossoms.. 
June 1. To Philadelphia about 100 miles. Through some part of Coon, 
and Jersey the finest country I ever saw for farming ; grass 
ahnost fit to cut ; their farms delightful ; apples and plums a 
considerable bigness ; rye headed out ; hay is generally poor ; 
saw some handsome villages. 

2. From Philadelphia to Baltimore, about 116 miles. 

8. From Baltimore to Washington, short of 50 miles ; people had 
begun to cut their hay. Peas large and full ; strawberries 
ripe. Arrived here at 2 o'clock P. M. ; put up at City 
Hotel. Took my seat in Congress. 

4. Received half of my travel money $225 ; called on the President 

and heads of Departments. 

5. Wrote letters ; Congress adjourned Friday at two o'clock over 

to Monday morning. 
7. Attended meeting in Congress hall, heard a Mr. Clark of New 
York. Madison and lady attended ; a fine looking lady. 
She wore a small pink colloured bonnet with pink ribbons 
and white embroidered vail over her bonnet and shoulders. 
Others were dressed in white. And as she went out of the 
hall with an easy air, spoke to a number of gentlemen and 
ladies as she passed. 

•Hon Frandt Carr wh a dtetloeaislied merohaBt of Bangor. He waa oleetad to 
OoDsreaa at a mdal election held Mareii ST. ISIS to fill the vaeanej eaoaed by the reelg- 
Batkm of Banfllal Gaiiiiett» of HaUowell. Ifr. Carr waa the Sfai representative to eon- 
greaa from Baasor, or the present County of Penobscot. He waa a ataoneh Demoemt 
and in ftivor m the war of 181S. This diary is enrlons aa ahowing the waya of a eon- 
cress man of that period. For ftirther partionlan of Mr. Carr, see Bangor Hiatorlcal 
Magazine. Yd. 1, page 9.— JEtfitor BUtoricai MagoHnt. 

Diary of Hon. Francts Oarr^ of Bangor. 215 

8. Monday. Congress occapidd chiefly in reoemng remon- 

strances against war with Great Brttain, some memonals in 

9. Wrote Dr. Mann and S. Oreenleaf ; dined with the President 

of the United States (Madison) with 18 other gentlemen and 
had a fine dinner, cooked in French fashion, many dishes ; 
English cherries and new potatoes. The manners of Madi« 
son and his lady extremely pleasing; particnlariy Mrs. 
Madison. She is a fleshy moA figure of a woman with a 
handsome face, dressed in alight green silk with her oo«t or 
Jockey profusely ornamented. 

10. CJongress set with closed doors; paid one week's expense 

$11.87 1-2, do hack hure seyeral times 11.50. 

11. Nothing done in Congress ; house waiting fcnr the Senate. 

12. Still wuting. 

18. Wrote to Fnask and J. Barker. Congress did little ; dined 
with Commodore Finley(?) with ten othen. 

14. Sunday ; attended meeting, the Chi4)lun of Congress preached 

in Congress Halt 

15. Consress spent the principal part of the day on the pension 

16. Wrote J. W. Carr, Samuel Greenleaf and John Reynolds. 

Congress spent the day discussing the bill on Treasurers notes 
which passed in favor. 

17. Wrote Joseph ; paid one week's expense 111.75. 

18. The War Bill passed both branches and s^ned by the Pre«- 

dent, inlunction of secresy taken off. 

19. Wrote selectmen of Bangor, Hampden and Brewer. Paid two 

week's board. 

20. Report, on Indian Affairs. 

21. Attended meeting; heard a Mr. Brecindridge ; wrote John 


23. President's message on the war and the report of Committee 

on the same ; sent Selectmen of Orono, Bangor. Eddington, 
Brewer, Orrington, Hampden, Frankfort, Dt, Mann, Col(?) 
Ward well. 

24. A rainy day; sent President's message to David Perham, 

Elisha Robinson, Joshua Chaml)erlain, Simeon Fowler, 
Abial Perry. 

25. Same to Selectmen of Prospect, John Hovey, Lieonard Jarvis. 

26. Same to F. Carr, Samuel K. Whitney, W. D. Williamson, J. 

W. Carr Josiah Hooke, Ephraim Goodale, Dr« Oliver Man 
and John Chandler. 

27. Wrote many letters. 

28. Sunday, attended meeting ; heard a Mr. Porter, old '76 sermon. 

29. Sundry letters and documents sent. 

Jaly 1. Five dollars advanced to Col. Charles Turner for my passage 
to Baltimore ; went to Mr. Madison's Levee, 63 ladies present 
and about 70 gentlemen. 
2. Wrote letters. 

216 PetUwn fnm InhakiianU f^ Lang Island. 

8. Nothiog spedaL 

4. Theday spentm&stdetidid tnatmert an oration by Mr. Rush, 

the Comptrcdler of the Treaaory a master pieoe of oompOBi- 

5. Sunday, stayed at my boarding house, not very welL 

6. Finished the business of Conpress and adjourned at 7 o'clock, 

(Beceived of) — ^Siagnider Qerk of House a draft on Union 
Bank for $350, No. d04« July 6, 1812 in favtMr ol F. Carr, 
signed by the Cashier of the Bank ot Washington, 8. Eliot, 


ccMiinnnQATBD by dr. J. F. P11ATT9 OP chblsxjl, mass. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Bepresentatives of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled. The petition 
and memorial of the subscribers, inhabitants of and living on certain 
Islands situated in Penobscot Bay, in County of Lincoln, called and 
known by the following name : vis Long Island, Seven hundred Acre 
Island, Ensign Island, Little Long Island, Lime Island, Laadels Island, 
Morse Island, Saddle Island, and Western Mark Island, humbly sheweth 
that there is settled on the islands near sixty families who labor under 
many and great difficulties, from which an act of incorporation would in 
a great measure relieve us, as in our present state we are not able to 
Support Civil and Beligious order as we ought ; therefore we pray to be 
incorporated into a Town with all the privileges that other towns in this 
Commonwealth of like number of inhabitants enjoy. We humbly pray 
that your Honors would take our present disagreeable state into your 
wise consideration and incorporate us into a town by the name of Win- 
chester* and as in duty bound will ever Pray* 

Signed, 1787. 
William Pendleton, Samuel Pendleton, 

Shubael Williams, Jona. Pendleton, 

Noah Dodge, Godfrey Trim, 

Job Pendleton, Joshua Pendleton, 

WiUiam PhUbrook, WUliam Grinnell, 

Joseph Philbrook, George Miner, 

William Griffeth, Samuel Williams, 

Thomas Pendleton, Amos Williams, 

Peter Coombs, Jabea Eames. 

Thomas Eames, John Gilkey, 

Joseph Boardman, Charies Thomas, 

Jeremiah Hatch, Thomas Gilk^, 

Gideon Pendleton, 

Leave to bring in a bill June 18th)1787* 

•Changed to Islesborough* 

Deaika in Bangw* ill 


Cotttttmed ihttb pi«e lA lro& 9, toL 1 

1825) Lydia Johusotti, blaok^ Single 

1880, Sept. 17, Mn* Mafj wife of P^reston Jones. 
1882, Nov. 2. Mary, wife of Freeton Jones. 

1815, Nov. 18, Soaan J. daughter of Stephen Kimball. 

1818, July 7, Daniel H., son of Stephen Kimball* 

1819, Aug. 15, Safah^ daughter of «' 

1826, May 14. Caroline F., dattffhter of Stephen Kimball. 

1881, Feb. 28, Mrs. Bebeoea, wife of •« 
1888, Nov. 14, Mn. Lydia F., wife of '« 
1825, Aug. 8, Mrs. Hepsibah) wife of Daniel Kimball. 

1816, Jane 18, Wm. Knight, killed by Peol Snsup. 
1829, March 28, Sarah Mason daughter of Edward Kent. 

1814, Feb. Jona. Lowder, 80. 

1815, July 15, Thomas Low, drowned. 

1818, Feb. 15, Joseph W. son of Bev. Harvey Loomis. 

1820, March 6, Ann Charlotte dan. of '« 

1820, Marcn 25, Joseph W. son <rf '^ 

1824, April 8, Hennr Martin, son of '« 

1825, Jan. 2, Bev. Harvey Loomis. 

1819, July 14, Mrs. Etiaabeth, wife of Nath. Little. 

1880, Deo 11, Mrs. Maria L., wife of D. C. Little. 

1819, Jan. 1, Almira, daughter of Wtti. Lowder. 
1825, March 16, Buth, daughter of Wm. Lowder. 

1821, Dec. Widow Deliverance Lowder. 

1820, Dec. 14, Davis Lumbert. 

1822, Oct. Hon. Lathrop Lewis, Esq. of Oorham, 68. 
1828, June 8, Mrs. Prudence, wife of Enoch Lovell. 
1825, Dec. 9, Thomas Lambert, late of Munroe. 
1828, Sept. 18, Daniel Lambert, 2d, 26. 

1827, Sept. 26, Dorothy C. Leighton, daughter of Mrs. Perkins, 20. 

1828, Jan. 8. Oliver Leonard, Esq., 65. 

1881, Nov. Mrs. Sarah, widow of Oliver Leonard, Esq., 65. 

1882, July 4, Col. Samuel Lowder, Jr., at Turks Island. 

1829, Nov. 8, Mrs. Abiah, wife of John Lapish. 
1881, April 28, John Lapish, formerly of Durham, 46. 
1888, July, James Lovejoy, formerly of Bath, 45. 
1880, Sept. 17, Harriet L., daughter of Sam Larrabee. 
1819, Sept. 4, David McPheters. 

1825, Jan., Mehetable Myrick from Bitiehill. 

1825, May 5. Margaret Orr, daughter of Jacob McGaw. 

1826, June 26, Nehemiah N. Mitchell. 

1827, June 15, Capt. Alex. Mclntire, Of St. George. 

1828, Aug. 10, David McClure, formerly of Cornville. 

218 PetUian of the Inhabiiants of Mount Deaart, 

1828, Oct. 15, John J. Myers, of St Thomas. 

1829, Feb., Henry Wood, 50. 
1880, Maroh 29, Betsey Minot, 72. 

1829, Sept. 10, Capt. Amariah S. Moore, 29. 
1888, Dec. 20, Samnei Moore, 82. 

1832, April 11, Daniel Mclntire, late of Kennebank, 23. 
1831, Dec., L^nard Maxey, of Union 31. 

1833, March 9, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Andrew Maxtield. 
1833, Oct. 28, Mrs. McCarriok, formerly Mrs. Low. 

1825, Feb. 23, Eph. Gk)odale, son of Ben Nonrse. 

1826, Jaly 27, Ben B. Osgood, of Charlestown, Mass., 38. 
1831, Joly 14, Joseph Morris, of Monmonth, 57. 

1833, June, Mrs. Mary A., wife of Joshua Nowood, 23. 


Copied ftom the Bptrk^s MtatiMripl ha Htrrard Ooltage Ubrary. 
To ms ExcBiXBNCT GovsBNOR Babnabd: 

We the inhabitants of mount desart Humbly Crayes your Exelency's 
Proteccon against the In-Croesins of the Naborin^^ inhabents made 
upon us Consarning hay for we cannot git hay on ye island to keep oar 
Stoks, other People Cut the hay before it gits its Groth so that they 
Spoil the marsh & if we Cut & hay stack it for Sleding it is Stole so 
that we cannot have ye ProvOige of the marsh that we have Cleared 
Rodes too, therefore we bege that your Ezelency will consider us & put 
a stop to this Incrossins, other ways we Shall Not be Able to keepe 
our Stocks & the marsh will be tottely Spiled Last Summer the People 
Came from the Townshep of No. Six and Cut part of the North east 
marsh where we have had a Bode this five yeare before we knew thereof 
& carried off some hay after we Baked & Staked it, also other hay 
which we Cut and Staked was Stole. The pretense is ye they have as 
good a right to it as the settlers. Last hay season it happened very 
Luckey for us that Coll. Goldthwait Came here Just about the time of 
Cutting the marsh & we are of Opinion that if he had Not Come 
hear most of the Settlers on this island must have lost or kild their Stoks 
for want of hay. The Settlers of No. four & No. five & No. six west of 
mount desart River & No. 1 & No. 2 eart of mount desart Biver Chefly 
Depend on this island for hay ; we would further inform your Excelency 
that Vessels hands & others make a Practis of Coming to this island 
and Cutting Lumber Such as Staves Shingles and Clapboards and other 
Lumber which will much discourage future Settlers. So no more but 
we maJke bold to Subscribe our Selves your Ezclencys most humble 

Abraham Somes, Stephen Richardson, 

Andrew Tarr, Daniel Gott, 

Stephen Gott, Daniel Grott, Jun., 

Benjm. Shandwood, thomas Bichardson, 

James Bichardson, Elijah Bichardson. 

The Town of Bncksiown; Fourth of July, 1805. 219 

nfGOBPOKATKD JUMS 27, 1792. 

An Act to inoorporate the Plantation of Backstownin the County of 
Hancock into a Town by the Name of Bnckvtown. 

Snc. 1. Be it enacted, etc. * * * That the following described 
tract of land, viz. : Beginning at a pine tree mari^ed IBEBEM, standing 
on the shore of the Thoroughfare, (so called,) it being the south westerly 
comer of township Number Two ; thence running north 62 1-2 d^rees 
east, one mile and 106 rods, to Penobscot eastern riyer ; thence northerly 
by said river, about one mile and a half, to an Oak tree standing by 
said river marked as above, thence north 52 d^rees east, five miles and 
125 rods to a birch tree marked ; thence north twenty degrees and half 
west, five miles and forty rods, to a spruce tree marked ; thence south 
seventy degrees west five mUes and 184 rods, to an osJc tree marked, 
standing on the bank of the Penobscot main river, being the south 
westerly comer of Orringtoft ; thence southerly by said river to the first 
mentioned bounds, together with the inhabitants thereon, be, and they 
are incorporated into a town by the name of Buckstown. * * *" 
Jonathan Buck, Jr., Esq., was authorized to issue his warrant calling 
first meetieg. 



Contributed by Joii0|>li WllliftniMNi, Bsq. 

The independence of America was celebrated by the Federalists oi 
Bangor and Orrington, with splendpur unequalled in these places. — 
With the rising sun the stars of America ascended a lofty pine fixed by 
nature on an eminence suitable tQ display the Flag of a Free People. 
At I o'clock the party met at Qreenieafs Hall, and after the usual 
preparation partook of an elegant dinner. Wit rebounded from side to 
side, and pleasure beamed in eyei^ countenance. 

After dinner (17) toasts were drquk; the Music given in a fine 
style ; and the cheers came from the heart. 

920 Bon. Samuel TVuUdher amd Family. 


Samuel Thatcher, Jr., was the son of Samuel and Mary 
(ftmm) Thateher of Oambridge, Mass., bora there Jaly 1, 1776. 
He graduated at Hairard OMege, 1798, studied law with Hon. 
Timothy Bigelow, of Groton, Mass. Settled first at New Glou- 
cester; remoTed to Warren, Me., 1800. He represented the 
town eleren years in Ihe General Ciourt ; was a Representative to 
Congress for two terms 1803— 1807 ; Sheriff of Lonooln County 
from 1812 to 18S1. He was one of the founders of Warren 
Academy. He removed to Brewer 1833, and afterward to 
Bangor. He died at the house of his son, George A. Thateher 
in Bangor, July 18, 1872. He married Miss Sarah, daughter of 
Beuben and Molly (Howe) Brown of Concord, Mass., Jan. 
15, 1800. She was bom Dec. 17, 1776; died S^t. 22, 1851. 
Children : 

1. Habbibt Howard, b. in Wwrren, May 98,1801. Unmarried. Died 
In Bangor, Jane 93. 1866; admitted to First Ghnrch, Bangor, from 
oharoh in Warren, May 97, 1896. 

li. Elizabeth, bom In Oonoord, Mass,, April 1,1808* Unmarried. Died 
in Warren, June 93, 1897. 

ill. Samuel, born in Warren, Feb. U, 1805. Resided in Bangor for tome 
years ; removed to St* Antbony in 1861, wbere be died Aug. 31, 1861. 
He was muob esteemed, and a promoter of every good work in bis 
adopted 8tate. He married Miss Eliaabetb L. P. Jobnston. 

iv. Geo. Augustus, b. do,, Aug, 94,. 1806* Came to Bangor 1899; cleric 
for Geo. W. Piolcerlng until 1896. wben he entered into copartner- 
sbip witb Mr. Piolcertng under the iirm name of Geo. A. Thatcher 
A Co.. and thereafter for many years a member of different firms 
until 1847, when he retired from active business. He Joined the First 
Churob Dec. 7, 1898; elected Deacon 1840; was Trustee of the Ban- 
gor Thedogicai Seminary many yeara; Assessor several years and 
connected earlv with the anti«slavery and temperance movements in 
the city. He dfed December 1, 1886. He married Miss Rebecca Jane, 
daughter of Caleb C. and Nancy (Thoreau) Billings. Oct. 1, 1839. 
She was bom June 93, 1813 ; died Oct. 97, 1883. The children were : 
1. George Putnam, bom in Bangor, July 14, 1883. Unmarried. 

Resides in California. 
9. Frederick Augustus, b. do.. Sept, 96, 1836 ; d. in Brewer, Jan. 
10 1S38. 

3. Charles Alfred, b. do. May 16, 1837 ; d. at Red River, Louisiana, 

Nov. 96, 1864. He was in command of U. S. steamer, 

4. Bentamin Bussey, b. Brewer, April 91, 1839: merehant tai 

Bangor; Representative and has neld other official positions ; 
married first. Miss Mary E.. daughter of James and Eunice 
P. (Wyman) Wal](er,/an, 94, 1866; she bora Aug. 19, 1849; 
died Jan. 19, 1875. He married second. Miss Charlotte P. 

French Betdements in Maine, 1688. 221 

Walker, Dec. 4, 1877, sister ol Urst wile. His children, 
Georife T. and IjOttie May. 
6. Caleb Billings, b. Bangor, Nov. 5, 1840 ; unmarried ; resides in 

6. Sarah Frances, b. do., June 7, 1842; died in Bangor, Sept. 20. 

7. Henry Knox. b. do., Aug. 8, 1854. Physician. Resides in 

Dexter, Me; married Miss Annie Ross, daughter of Hugh 
and Ann Ross of Bangor, Jan. 17, 1882, son, Henry D. 
Benjamin Bussey, b. do., Oct. 8, 1809. He graduated at Bowdoin 
College, 1826. He studied Law and had an office in Boston, but 
abandoned that for Literature. He was an indefatigable writer; 
wrote well on many subjects and for many magazines and news- 
papers. Died in Boston, July 14, 1840. 



This paper was labelled '^May . 11, 1688. Names of Inhabitants 
between the River Penobscot and St. Croix." It was written by or for 
Gov. Andros of Massachusetts Bay who that year made a voyage to 
the eastward in the Frigate Rose* 


St. Castin and Renne his servant.! 


Charles St. Robin's son. La Flower and wife, St. Robin's daughter. 


liowrey, wife and child ; Hind*s wife and four children — English. 


Cadolickt and wife. 


Martell, who pretends grant for the river from Qaebeck ; Jno. Bretoon, 
wife and child of Jersey, Latin wife and three children, English, his 


St. Robin, wife and son, with like grant from Quebeck ; Letrell, Jno. 
Minns wife and four children ; Lambert and Jolly Cure, his servants. 


Zorzy, and Lena his servant. Grant from Qaebeck. 

• History of Oastine. page 81. 

i-This Renne was probably the Jean Renand aged 88, Mb wift (Indian) and one 
child wbo was at Penobscot in 1098. This year Castine was 67 years old. 

X See Ante Vol, 1, page 180. Tbe King of Fraoce, in 1688. granted H. De La Motte 
Cadillac, land in Acadia supposed to have been at Mount Desart. It would seem that 
he was an actual settler there the same year. 

222 Coi'rections and Additions. 


Castine, Ape. 10, 1887. 
Hon. Jos. W, Porter: — 

Dear Sir: Id the article "Hancock County Lawyers" in the 
Historical Magazine for March, I notice a few errors, which I cor- 
rect below, and also add a few items. 

William Abbott Mayor of Bangor, 1848-1849. 

Charles J. Abbott, Senator, 186B ; Collector 1841 to 1845 and 
1850 to 1853 ; died August, 1882. 

Bushrod W. Hinckley, Collector at Castine part of the years 
1849 and 1850. He was appointed by President Taylor 
in the spring of 1849 ; but his nomination was rejected by 
the Senate, when acted upon the following year Mr. Abbot 
was nominated and confirmed. The same error, as here corrected 
appears in the History of Castine. 

Job Nelson moved to Orland, 1845. It is wrongly stated in 
the History of Castine that ho moved to Orland on account of the 
destruction of his house by fire. This occurred three years q/?er- 
wards^ August 21, 1848. 

Isaac Parker. I have a copy of an Oration delivered here by 
him July 4, 1796, printed in accordance with a request from the 
Castine Artillery Co. 

Parker Tuck. Practiced law in Sedgwick previous to Bucksport 
lived there, I think, for a while after his appointment as Judge of 

Hezekiah Williams, Slate Senator 1839 and 1841 ; Postmaster 
at Castine. Am not positive as to the time of his appointment, 
but he was removed soon after the coming in of the Harrison 
Administration in 1841. 

William Wetmore. I doubt if he settled here in 1778. In 
Judge Peters address it is incorrectly stated that Hancock County 
was incorporated in 1792. The act establishing it, according to 
the supplement to the last Revised Statutes, was passed June 25, 
1789. The county to be established May 1, 1790. 

In the article * 'Islands in Eastern Penobscot Bay** page 213, 
Vol. 1, the more important purchases by John Lee are not 
fully given. They are as follows : 

Bangor Historical Society. 223 

Butter Island, 260 acres ; Eagle Island, 263 acres ; Fling Island 
and Sloop Island ; West of Eagle Island and two small Islands 
South of it. Hardhead Island East of it, and eight small Islands 
called Bow Islands lying between Butter Islands and Great Spruce 
Head on condition that he (Lee) quiets the previous settlers, 
viz : Ralph and Benjamin Annis on Butter Island and Allin Calt 
on Eagle Island, by granting each of them 100 acres. Considera- 
tion £89, 48; deed signed Feb. 14, 1787; recorded Lincoln 
Registry, Vol. 21, page 82. 

Respectfully yours, 



The Bangor Historical Society held its twenty-third annual in 
City Hall, January 4, 1887 ; and the following officers were 
chosen. — Hon. Hannibal Humlin, President; Hon. E. B. Nealley, 
Vice-President; Rev. J. S. Sewell, D. D., Corresponding Secre- 
tary; E. F. Duren, Recording Secretary; %. M. Coe, M. D., 
Treasurer; N. S. Harlow, Librarian; F. H. Clergue, O. H. 
Ingalls, H. Gale, H. N. Fairbanks, Rev. A. Battles, A. C. 
Hamlin, M. D., Executive Committee. Resolutions were adopted 
in reference to the death of Geo. A. Thatcher, Vice-President, and 
of C. E. Lyon. 1'he following are among the more recent gifts 
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From the Buffalo Historical Society, its annual report ; from 
the Oneida Historical Society, Utica, N. Y., its transactions in 
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Newport, R. I., Historical Society, their first annual report; State 
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and paper, 1865, '66, and 78 to '85 ; Lackawana Institute of 
History and Science, the Soranto, [Pa.] Board of Trade, Manu- 
facturers Report on Anthracite and Gas Fuel; from Hon. H. 
Hamlin, the dedicatory exercises of the Washburn Memorial 
Library, Livermore, Me 48 pps., and the History of Paris, 
Oxford County, Me., 816 pps., 8 vo., with 52 illustrations. .-:.T.a 


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Reuben Brown was son of Jotham Brown, of Concord, Mass., 
born May 28, 1748 ; lived and died there Aug. 18, 1832. He 
maiTied Molly, daughter of Ezezial Howe, of Sudbury, Mass, 
(1771) ; she was bom Aug. 13, 1754 ; died June 8, 1823 ; child- 
ren all bom in Concord : — 

i. Hepsibah, b. Sep. 15, 1773; m. William HeyMood, of Concord, Sep. 20 

ii. Sally, b. March 9, 1775 ; d. Dec. 28, 1776. 
iii. Sally, b. Dec. 17, 1776; m. Samuel Thatcher, Jan. 15, 1800. She 

died in Bangor, Sept. 22, 1851. He died in Bangor, Jnly 18, 1872. 
iv. Beuben, b. Feb. 2, 1781 ; died Feb. 18, 1781. 
V. Reuben, b. Dec. 29, 1781 ; lived in Concord, MasB.; died there Jan. 3, 

vi. Betsey, b. AprU 30 1784; m. iirst Charles Hammond, of Bangor, 1806. 

He died April 12, 1815. She m. second, Caleb C. Billings, of Banjror, 

June 7, 1818. He died, Nov. 17, 1833. She died, Dec. 18, 1871. 
vli. Tilly, b. July 21, 1787; d. Lagrange, Me., Dec. 30, 1826. 
viii.DEA. George W., b., Feb. 3, 1792; merchant in Bangor; d. Jan. 15, 

1850; m. Miss Sophia Hammond, 1816. She died, Nov. 4, 1881. 

* Ante, No. II., Vol. 2, page 4S. 






Nov. 8, 1603* King Henry IV, of France, granted to Pierre du 
Gast Sieur de Mo^t, a Patent, constituting him Lieutenant Gener- 
al of all the territory in America from the fortieth to the 46th de- 
gree of north latitude, with power to subdue the natives and con- 
vert them to the Christian faith. This Patent was found to in- 
clude all the coast from Cape Breton to Hudson's River. De 
Mont also obtained another Patent giving him the exclnsive right 
to the fur trade in America. For the purposes of exploration, 
settlement and trade, he fitted out two vessels, and sailed for his 
gi*ant from Havre de Grace, Prance, Apr. 7, 1604. With him were 
de Poutrincourt and Samuel Champlain — who had been here in pre- 
vious years, and who was said to have been authorized by the 
King to keep records, make plans and report to him . directly and 
personally. On the rolls of the company were other gentlemen 
of rank, soldiers inured to foreign service, sailors who were fa- 
miliar with American waters, skilled mechanics of every trade 
and farmers. They sighted Cape Sable May 1st, and May 10th were 
at what is now Liverpool, Nova Scotia. They remained there but 
a short time and continued their voyage until they came to the 
Bay of Fundy which they explored. On St. John's day 
they came to a great river full of fish and islands; this river 
they named St. John's river. From that point they sailed out by 
the i8land.s known as the Wolves, and by other islands one of 

226 The First European Settlement in New England. 

which was i^aid to be six leagues long and called by the natives 
Manthane, now Grand Manan. The other island, now Campo- 
bello. Deer Island and Moose Island, now Eastport Sailing north- 
ward up the Passamaquoddy Bay they came to a river which they 
named the Saint Croix river; going up this river they came to two 
islands, upon the larger of which they concluded to make their 
stand. This island they named the Isle de Saint Croix. It is now 
known as Dochet or Neutral Island. It was originally much 
larger than it now is. It is within the bounds of the State of 
Maine, and lays off the south east corner of the City of Calais, and 
I think belongs to that city. The United States has a light house 
on the island. Work began, houses were built, also a Chapel ^^af- 
ter the savage fashion." Gardens were laid out, and fortifications 
erected, the place being strong by nature. Much other prepara- 
tion was made for the future needs of the colony. A history of 
Champlain's voyages with illustrations was printed by him in Paris 
in 1613. The Prince Society, of Boston has lately reprinted in 
English the history, with fac nmiles of the original illustrations 
which shows what an extensive establishment was then begun on 
the Island and also the main land. 

On the main land right off against the island to the westwai-d 
were "fresh water brooks very pleasant and agreeable." These 
brooks which are now Birch Bro<ik and Beaver Brook at Hed 
Beach in Calais, remain tlie same as they did 281 years ago. 

As soon as DeMont had got every thing on the island in good 
order his men went over to the main land at Red Beach and built 
houses and barns and began a mill en Beaver Brook, where tlie 
Red Beach Plaster Company Mill now is. On Cham plain'? map 
1613 he designated the place of the mill and sajs, '^DeMont^s 
Water Mill begun here " Upon the same map gardens wei*e 
designated there. The nature of 'the soil was most excellent and 
abundantly fruitful. They cleared land and sowed rye. It is 
claimed that the first grain giown in New England, if not in the 
United States, was grown on the rye fields of Red Beach. 

Mark L'Escarbot* who was with DeMont at the time, wrote in 
1609 a history of this settlement ; he says, "DeMont was not able 

Modern names are used in this article. 
• Belknap's American Bii^aphies Vol, 11, Pagf9 24-25. 

The First European Settlement in New England. 227 

to tarry for the maturity of the grain to reap it, but notwithstand- 
ing, the fallen gi*ain had grown and increaBed so wonderfully that 
two years after he did reap and gather of it as fair, big and 
weighty as in France which the soil brought forth without any 
tillage, and in 1609 it did still continue to multiply." 

In the mean time Poutrencount sailed for France, on the last 
day of August, and Champlain had been dispatched on a voyage 
southward along the coast. He sailed Sept. 2, and visited Mount 
Desart, Isle Haute, Penobscot river (Norumbega) and going 
nearly to the Kennebec river when he found himself short of 
provisions, he concluded to return and arrived at Saint Croix 
Oct. 2, ]604. Winter came on early and these French men were 
not prepared for it. Oct. 6, snow came, "hoary, snowy winter" they 
called it. It continued so cold that the men were obliged to keep 
in doors nearly all winter. There was great lack of fresh vegeta- 
bles, the water was not easy to get, it being only to be had from 
Beaver Brook and Birch Brook, at Red Beach. The scurvy came 
and all were sick, out of seventy-six nearly one half died.* 
DeMont became disheartened and resolved to make further search 
for a more suitable place. June 15 two vessels arrived at Saint 
Croix with men and supplies. June 18 DeMont taking with him 
Champlain and several other gentlemen, twenty sailors and two 
savages, started on a voyage southward They took ^bout the 
same route that Champlain had taken the year before, to Kenne- 
bec, thence to Casco Bay, Old Orchard Beach, Isle of Shoals, 
Plymouth, Ma»s., and Cape Cod. DeMont came to no conclusion, 
just the place he wanted he did not find, and he returned to Saint 
Croix, arriving there August 2nd. 

He soon after determined to remove his Colony to Port Royal. 
Taking his men and stores with him, he arrived there about the 
first of September. He erected new buildings at the mouth of 
the river there. The stores and people were lodged there, and 
DeMont having put his affairs in as good order as possible, sailed 
for France the last of September, leaving Dupont as his Lieutenant 
and Champlain to perfect the settlement and explore the country. 
DeMont made other voyages but was unsuccessful. It was said 

* The dUTerenl translators of the histories of the old vojagers do not alwajs agree as 
to dates. 

228 The First European SetUement in New England. 

that the King was dissatisfied with him and revoked his Patents 
because DeMont had allowed the English and Dutch to get posses- 
sion of much of the country. 

The Saint Croix settlement was the first bona ide attempt to 
make a European settlement in New England* to clear land, to till 
the soil, to build houses and barns and mills. It was not intended 
merely for a rendezvous for traders and firthermen, it was too far 
inland for such purposes. I am of the opinion that the real set- 
tlement was to have been on the main land at Red Beach, every 
thing points in that way. The island was too small for the objects 
contemplated, there was no water there, and but little room for an 
increasing population. It was probably occupied and fortified for 
the purposes of protection of those who might occupy and settle 
on the main land. 

The Saint Croix settlement failed, why, it is not so easy to see. 
It could not have been the climate, for the French in after years, 
became used to it still further north. Religious toleration was to 
be enjoyed by all who came on the voyage. It was afterward 
claimed that the mixture of religions, Huguenot and Catholic was 
one cause of its failure. As far as DeMont was concerned his con* 
tract to convert the natives to the Christian (Catholic) faith was 
a pure business transaction, as he was himself a Protestant. 

For information relating to the Saint Croix settlement, I refer 
to Belknap's American Biographies Vol. 2 ; Williamson's History 
of Maine, Vol. 1 ; General John Marshall Brown's valuable article 
in the Collections of the Maine Historical Society Vol. VII ; 
Lettera of William Henry Kilby in the JEastport Sentinel in 1884 ; 
Champlain's voyages, printed by the Prince Society of Boston, 
Vol. II ; The Centennial History of America Vol. IV, Justin 
Winsor, Editor. 

Much that has been written in other histories about Saint Croix 
is mixed and unreliable. Mr. Thomas W. Higginson in his book 
of American Explorers in a chapter under the head of ''Unsuccess- 
ful Settlements in New England" alluded to Weymouth's voyage, 
and the Popham settlement, neither of which will hardly come 
under the head of unsuccessful settlements, while no allusion 
whatever is made to Saint Croix. Such history is easy going, 
and of no real value. 

The Voyage of Samuel De Champlain. 229 

^■~ " '* " ■ ' . ■ ■ 

The Vovaob of Saxubl db Champlaik on thb Coast of Maine, 
FROM thb Saint Croix to the Penobscot in the Month of 
Sbptbmbbb, 1604* 

From the Prince Society's publicatioD of Champlain's Voyages, Vol. II, pages 88 to 
49, Boston, 1880. This translation from the French is by Charles Pomroy Otis, Ph. D. 
with historical illustrations, and a memoir by the He v. Edmund F. Siafler, A. M. 

«^0d the Coast, InbabitantB, and Riyer of Norombegue, and of all 
that occurred daring the exploration of the latter 1604. 

After the departure of the vesselsf Sieur de Monts without losing 
time decided to send persons to make discoveries along the coast of 
Norumbegue ; and he intrusted me with this work which I found very 

In order to execute this commission I set out from St Croix on the 
2ud. of Sept with a petache of 17 or 18 tons, 12 sailors and 2 savages, 
to serve us as guides to the places with which they were acquainted. 
The same day we found the vessels where Sieur de Pontrincourt was 
which were anchored at the mouth of the St. Croix { in consequence of 
bad weather, which place we could not leave before the 5th of the month. 
Having gone two or three leagues seaward, so dense a fog arose that 
we at once lost sight of their vessels. Continuing our coarse along the 
coast, we made, the same day, some 25 leagues, and passed by a large 
number of islands, banks, reefs and rocks, which in places extend more 
than four leagues out to sea. We called the islands the Ranges, § most 
of which are covered with pines, firs, and other trees of an inferior sort. 
Among these islands are many fine harbors, but undesirable for a per- 
manent settlement. The same day we passed also near to an island 
about 4 or 5 leagues long, in the neighborhood off which we just es« 
capcd being lost on a little rock on a level with the water, which made 
an opening in our bark near the keel. From this island to the main 
land I on the north, the distance is less than a hundred paces. It is 
very high, and notched in places so that there is the appearance to one 
at sea, as of 7 or 8 mountains extending along near each other. 
The summit of the most of them is destitute of trees, as there are only 
rocks on them. The woods consist of pines, firs and birches only. I 
named it Isle des Monts Deserts.f The latitude is 44^ 30'. 

« The notes are by the Editor of this magazine. 
t Which sailed itrom 8t. Croix for France the last day of August, 1604. 
X Probably now Icnown as West QuodUy Head. 

& The^e islands were probably those now called Great Wass Island, Head Harbour 
Island, Bryer's Island, Beat's Island, and others in Englishman's Bay. 
H Now Trenton. 
*l Or, Isle de Mont Desart. 

230 The Voyage of Samuel De CJiamplain. 

The Dezt day, the 6th of the month (Sept.) we sailed two leagues 
and perceived a smoke in a cove at the foot of the mountains * above 
mentioned. We saw two canoes rowed by savages, which came within 
musket range to observe us. I sent our two savages in a boat to assure 
them of our friendship. Their fear of us made them turn back. On 
the morning of the next day, they came alongside of our barque and 
talked with our savages. I ordered some biscuit, tobacco, and 
other trifles to be given them. These savages had come beaver hunting 
and to catch fish, some of which they gave us Having made an alliance 
with them they guided us to the river of Fentagouet, f ^^ called 
by them, where they told us was their captain named Bessabez, chief of 
this river. I think this river is that which several pilots and historians, 
call Norembegue, and which most have described as laigeand extensive 
with very many islands, its mouth being in latitude 43^ 30\ according 
to others in 44^ more or less ; with regard to to the deflection, I have 
neither read nor heard any one say any thing. It is related also that 
there is a large, thickly settled town of savages, who are adroit and 
skillful, and who have cotton yarn. I am confident that most of those 
who mention it have not seen it, and speak of it because they have 
heard persons say so, who knew no more about it than they themselves. 
I am ready to believe that some may have seen the mouth of it, because 
there are in reality many islands, and it is, as they say, in latitude 44^ 
at its entrance. But that any one has ever entered it there is no evi- 
dence for then they would have described it in another manner, in order 
to relieve the minds of many, of this doubt. I will accordingly relate 
truly what I explored and saw from the beginning as far as I went. 

In the first place, there are at its entrance several islands, distant 10 
or 12 leagues from the main land, which are in latitude 44'', and 18° 40' 
of the deflection of the magnetic needle. The Isle des Monts Deserts 
forms one of the extremities of the mouth on the east : the other is low 
land, called by the savages, Bedabedec, to the west of the former, the 
two being distant from each other 9 or 10 leagues. Almost midway 
between these, out in the ocean, there is another island very high and 
conspicuous, which on this account I have named Isle Haute. All 
around there is a vast number, of varying extent and breadth, but the 
largest is that of the Monts Deserts. Fishing as also hunting are very 
good here. The fish are of various kinds. Some two or three leagues 
from the point of Bedabedec]: as you coast northward along the main 
land which extends up this river there are very high elevations of land§ 
which in fair weather are seen 12 or 15 leagues at sea. Passing Uy the 
south of the Isle Haute, and coasting along the same for a quarter of a 
league, where there are some reefs out of water, and heading to the 
west, until you open all the mountains, northward of this island, you 
can be sure that by keeping in sight the eight or nine peaks of the 
Monts Deserts, you will cross the Norumbegue ; and in order to enter it 

♦ Probably BasH Harbor* or Seal Cove. 

t Penobscot River. 

+ Probably OwPs Head. 

\ Probably the mountains of Camden. 

The Voyage of Samuel De Champlain, 231 

you muBt keep to the north, that is towards the highest mountains of 
Bedabedec, when you will see no islands be^re you and can enter sure 
of water enough although you see a great many breakers, islands, and 
rocks to the east and west of you. For greater security one should 
keep the sounding lead in hand. And my observations led me to con- 
clude that one cannot enter this river in any other place, except in small 
vessels or shallops. For as I stated above there are numerous islands, 
rocks, shoals, banks and breakers on all sides, so that it is marvelous to 

Now to resume our course ; as one enters the river, there are beautiful 
islands which are very pleasant and contain fine meadows*. We pro- 
ceeded to a place to which the savages guided us, where the river is not 
more than an eighth of a league broadt and at a distance of some 200 
paces from the western shore there is a rock{ on a level with the water 
of a dangerous character. From here to the Isle Haute it is la leagues 
from this narrow place, where there is the least breadth we had found ; 
after sailing some 7 or 8 leagues we came to a little river§, near which 
it was necessary to anchor, as we saw before us a great many rocks 
which are uncovered at low tide, and since also, if we hail desired to 
sail farther, we could have gone scarcely half a league, in consequence 
of a fall I of water there coming down a slope of 7 or 8 feet, which I 
saw as 1 went there in a canoe with our savages ; and we found only 
wster enough for a canoe. But excepting the fall which is some 200 
paces broad, the river is beautiful and unobstructed up to the place 
where we had anchored. I landed to view the country, and going on a 
hunting excursion, found it very pleasant as far as I went. The oaks 
appear here as if planted for ornament. I saw only a few firs, but 
numerous pines on one side of the riverf ; on the other only oaks,** and 
some copsewood which extends far into the interior. And I will state 
that from the entrance to where we went, about 25 leagues, we saw no 
town, nor village, nor the appearance of there having been one, but one 
or two cabins of the savages without inhabitants. These were made in 
the same way as those of the Souriquois, being covered with the bark of 
trees. So far as we could judge, the savages on this river are few in 
number and are called Etechemins. Moreover they only come to the 
islands, and that only during some months in summer for fish and game 
of which there is a great quantity. They are a people who have no fixed 
abode so far as I could observe and learn from them. For they spend 
the winter now in one place and now in another, according as they find 

* I have made someexamtnatioiiii of these islandu and I can find nothing of wtiat wo 
caU meadows or grass fields, 
t At Fort Point. 

I Fort Point Ledge. 

\ The Kei>du8keak River, 

II Treat'H Falln at Bangor where the dam now is. 

H In wliat U low Brewer where the first settlers oame 1769-70, the pine trees were 
large and plenty. 

•• On the Bangor side of the river, northerly of the Eenduskeag was a magnificient 
forest of oak trees, sj^ecimens of which may now be seen on the grounds of Deacon 
William S. Dennett. Rev. Seth Noble, the first minister of Bangor was ordained under 
some ancient spreading oaks in the s€iu»re between Broadway and French streets, and 
Hancock and York streets, Sept. 10, 17»6. 

232 The Voyage of 8amud De Champlain. 

the best hunting, by which they live when urged by their daily needs, 
without laying up anything for times of scarcity, which are sometimes 

Now this river must of necessity be the Norumbegne ; for having 
coasted along past it as far as the 44*^ of latitude, we have found no 
other on the parallel above mentioned except that of the Quinibequy*, 
which is almost in the same latitude but not of great extent. Moreover, 
there cannot be in any other place a river extending far into the interior 
of the country since the great river St. Lawrence washes the coast of 
LaCadie and Norumbegue, and the distance from one to the other by 
land is not more than 45 leagues or 60 at the widest point, as can be 
seen on my geographical map. 

Now I will drop this discussion to return to the savages who had con- 
ducted me to the falls of the river Norumbegue, who went to notify 
Bessabez, their chief, and other savages, who in turn proceeded to 
another little river to inform their own, named Cabahis, and give him 
notice of our arrival. 

The i6th of the month there came to us some 30 savages on assur- 
ances given them by those who had served as guides. There came 
also to us tho same day, the above named Bessabez with six canoes. 
As soon as the savages who were on the land saw him coming they all 
began to sing, dance and jump until he had landed. Afterward they 
all seated themselves in a circle on the ground as is their custom, when 
they wish to celebrate a festivity, or a harangue is to be made. Caba- 
his, the other chief, arrived also a little later with 20 or 30 of his com- 
panions who withdrew one side and enjoyed greatly seeing us, as it was 
the first time they had seen Christians. A little while af^er I went on 
shore with two of my companions and two of our savages, who served 
as interpreters. I directed the men in our barque to approach near the 
savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they 
noticed any movement of these people against us. Bessabez, seeing us 
on land, bade us sit down, and began to smoke with his companions, 
as they usually do before an address. They presented us with venison 
and game. I directed our interpreter to say to our savages that they 
should cause Bessabez, Cabahis and their companions to understand 
that Sieur de Monts had sent me to see them and also their country, 
and that he desired to preserve friendship with them and to reconcile 
them with their enemies the Souriquois and Canadains and moreover 
that he desired to inhabit their country, and show them how to culti- 
vate it in order that they might not continue to lead so a miserable life 
as they were doing, and some other words on the same subject. This, 
our savages interpreted to tiiem at which they signified their great sat- 
isfaction, saying that no greater good could come to them than to have 
our friendship, and that they desired to live at peace with their enemies 
and that we should dwell in their land, in order that they might in future 
more than ever before engage in hunting beavers and give ns a part of 
them in return for our providing them with things which Ihey wanted. 

^Kennebec river. 

The Voyage of Samuel De Ohamplain. 233 

After he had finished his discourse I presented them with hatchets, pa- 
ternosters, caps, knives and other little knick-nacks when we separated 
from each other. All the rest of this day and the following night un- 
til break of day, they did nothing but dance, sing and make merry, 
after which we traded for a certain number of beavers. Then each 
parhr returned, Bessabez with his companions on the one side and we 
on the other, highly pleased at having made the acquaintance of this 
people. The 17th of the month I took the altitude and found the lati- 
tude 450 25'. This done we set out for another river called Quinibemiy* 
distant from this place 35 leagues and nearly 20 from Bedabedec. This 
nation of savages of Quinibequy are called Etchemins as well as those 
of Norumbegue. 

The 1 8th of the month we passed near a small riverf where Cabahis 
was, who came with us in our barque some 12 leagues; and having 
asked him whence came the river Norumbegue, he told me that it 
passed the fallf which I mentioned above and that one journeying some 
distance on it enters a lake by way of which they came to the river of 
St. Croix by going some distance overland and then entering the river 
of the Etechemins. Moreover another river enters the lake along 
which they proceeded some davs and afterwards enter another Lake 
and pass through the midst of it. Reaching the end of it, they make 
again a land journey of some distance and then enter another little river 
which has its mouth a league from Quebec which is on the great river 
St. Lawrence. t 

All these people of Norumbegue are very smartly dressed in beaver 
skins and other ftirs like the Canadians and Souriquois savages and 
they have the same mode of life. 

The 20th of the month we sailed along the western coast and passed 
the mountains of Bedabedec§ where we anchored. The same day we 
explored the entrance to the river where large vessels can approach ; 
but there are inside some reefs to avoid which one must advance with 
sounding lead in hand. Our savages left us, as they did not wish to go 
to Quinmequy for the savages of that place are great enemies to them. 
We sailed some eight leagues along the western coast to an island| 
ten leagues distant ftom Quinibequy, where we were obliged to put in 
on account of bad weather and contrary wind. At one point in our 
course we passed a large number of islands and breakers extending 
some leagues out to sea and very dangerous. And in view of the bad 
weather, which was unfavorable to us, we did not sail more than 
three or four leagues ftirther. All these Islands and coasts are covered 
with extensive woods of the same sort as that which I have reported 
above as existing on the other coasts. And in consideration of the 

* 'Hie Kennebee. 

t The PaBs«ga8MW*keaR at Belftst. 

t The IndittQs had unlls from the PenobMcot by the way of PaBsadamkeaff and 
Schoodic to the St. Croix river by way of the MatUwamkeag and Meduxnekeag to the 
St. John^g river and by way of the West Branch of the Penubaoot river crofwingover to 
the River Cbaudiere, and thence into the St. Lawrenoe River. I think the Uwt lakes 
bore mentioned must have been the lakes on the West Branch.— EDnOR. 

6 Meffunticook mountains. 

I This island and the other hereafter mentioned were the islands off Whitehead or the 
St. George's Inlands. 

234 Han. Imac Parker, of Casiine, Penobscot. 

Moall quantity of provisions which we had, we resolved to return to our 
settlement* and wait until the following year, when we hoped to return 
and explore more extensively. We accordingly set out on our return 
on the 23rd of Sept. and arrived at our own settlement on the 2nd. of 
October following. The above is an exact statement of all that I have 
observed respecting the coasts and people, but also the river of Nonim- 
begue and there are none of the marvels there which some persons have 
described. I am of the opinion that this region is as disagreeable in 
winter as that of our settlement^f ^n which we were greatly deceived." 


Was born in Boston , June 17, 1768. He graduated at Harvard 
College in 1786. He studied Law in the office of William Tudor, 
of Boston, was admitted to the Bar in 1789, settled in the town of 
Penobscot, now Castine, same year.§ He was the first lawyer 
east of Penobscot river. He represented the town of Penobscot 
in the General Court from 1791 to 1795 inclusive. He was the 
first Representative to Congress east of the Kennebec river, 1795- 
1797. He was appointed U. S. Marshall 1799 and removed to 
Portland. Appointed Judge of S. J. Court of Massachusetts 1806, 
Chief Justice in 1815. He removed to Boston 1814. He was the 
author of the twenty-seven volumes of Massachusetts Reports, 
except the first. He was Trustee of Bowdoin College eleven years. 
He was President of the Constitutional Convention of Massachu- 
setts 1820. Law Professor in Harvard College. Mr. Parker 
was a man of middle stature, of full person, and full face, light or 
red complexion, blue eyes and very high forehead and remarkable 
bald. His manners were simple and without pretension. He was 
very affable, amiable and unpretending, and a most companionable 
and agreeable man in private life. No man excelled him in kindly 
feelings. He used snuff in the later years of his life immoderately. 
In lawship he did not give signs of ability but he grew to it, so 
that he was one of the most learned, accomplished lawyers in 
Massachusetts. He died of apoplexy 1830. He married Rebec«i, 
daughter of Joseph Hall, of Medford, Mass. They had three sons 
and three daughters all of whom grew up to maturity. 

• At Saint Croix, 
t At Saint Croix. 

tHistory of Castine, pp. 214-216; also, William Sullivan's Familiar Letters, page 3; 
Uistonr of Bowdoin Coliefre, pa^e 86. 
^ WiItiam»on'8 History of Belfast, page 384. 

Inscrijptions from Gravestones. 235 


Communicated by William D. Pattenton, of Wiscasset. 

Betsey Askins, daughter of Capt. Alexander, and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Askins, died Sept. 5th, 1793, aged 4 years. 

Ezekiel Averill, one of Washington's bodyguards, died Feb. 20, 
1850, aged 95 years, 8 months. 

John Babson, died June 8, 1825, aged 44 years. 

Abigail Babson, died May 9, 1863, aged 01 years. 

Benjamin Ballard, died Nov. 10, 1798, aged 46 years. 

William Boyd, Esq., died May 26, 1846, aged 75 years. 

Capt. Thomas Boyd, b. March 5, 1779, died Oct. I2, 1835. 

Catherine Boyd, born Nov. 10, 1793, died Dec. 13, 1879. 

Hon. Moses Carleton, died Jan. 5, 1857, *ged 90. 

Abigail Carleton, died Dec. 2, 1856, aged 93. 

Lydia Choate, wife of Job Choate, died Dec. 23, 1799, aged 24. 

Capt. Nathan Clark, died Apr. 17, 1848, aged 83. 

Elizabeth Clark, died Dec. 24, 1842, aged 81. 

Nathan Clark, Jr., died Dec. 9, 1837, *S®^ 44- 

Sarah Cook, wife of Jonathan Cook, died Oct. 13, 1866, aged 79. 

Francis Cook, died May 11, 1832, aged 77. 

Susan Cook, died Feb. 19, 1832, aged 75. 

Col. Ezekiel Cutter, died Jan. 29, 1850, aged 86. 

Joshua Damon, died Sept. 27, 1871, aged 87. 

Sarah Damon, died Sept. 17, 1863, aged 77 years, 7 months. 

John Elliot, died Nov. 19, 1862, aged 94 years, 3 months. 

Samuel Fellows, born Dec. 29, 1765, died March 3, 1820. 

Stephen Emerson Fellows, born Apr. 22, 1808, died Dec. 23, 1826. 

Warren Rice Fellows, born Apr. 22, 1813, died Jan. 9, 1818. 

Mrs. Susannah Gaily, wife of Mr. Richard Gaily, died, August 3rd. 
1800, aged 33 years. 

Capt. Joshua Hilton, died, Dec. 25, 181 1, aged 65. 

Henry Hodge, died, Jan. 8 1819, aged 55. 

Sally Hodge, died, June 8, 1823, aged 45. 

Major John Hues, died Dec. 15, 1805, aged 65. 
Jemina Hues, died Sept. 16, 1823, aged 82. 
John Hues, Jr., died Sept. 14, 1796, aged 23. 

Capt. John Johnston, died Sept. 27, 1854, aged 76. 

Miss Ann, only daughter of John and Susan Johnston, born June 24, 
1812, died June 24, [844. 

Capt. Alexander Johnston, born, Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 30, 1780, 
died June i, 1857. 

Elizabeth Johnston, died Jan. 16, 1852, aged 75, 

Mary Johnston, died August 4, 1862, aged 87. 

George Lowell, born Oct. 3, 1782, died Nov. 29, 1864, 

Abigail Ballard Lowell, born Aug. li, 1791, died June i, 1861. 

236 Inscryptions Jrom Oravestones. 

Thomas McCrate, born in Ireland, Dec. i, 17729 died in Wiscasset, 
June 30, 1835. 

Susannah McCrate, died March 22, 1809, aged 28. 

Hon. John D. McCrate, bom in Wiscasset, Oct. i, 1802, died in 
Sutton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1879. 

Mr. John More, died, March 8, 1768, aged 39 yrs. 3 months. 

Capt. William Nickels, died Oct 30, 1815, aged 49 years. 

Jane Nickels, wife of William Nickels, died Nov. 30, 1812, aged 37 

Robert P. Owen, died August 10, 1838, 40 years. 

Jonathan Payson, died Oct. 9, 1800, aged 30. 

Capt. Edward Payson, died September 11, 1800, age 43. 

Col. David Payson, died June 5, 1814, age 53. 

Gen. David Payson, died Nov. 17, 183 1, age 72. 

Mr. Joshua Pool late of Gloster, died June 27th, 1739, 39 years. 

Mr. Joseph Russ, died Oct. 24, 1844, age 95. 

Mr. Wyman B. Sevey, died March 13, 1812, in the 44th year of his 

Mrs. Moriah Sevey, consort of Mr. John Sevey, died March 5th, 
1795, age 50 years, 6 months and 37 days. 

Mr. John Sevey, died Jan. 7th, 1796, age 53 years. 

John Stuart, Esq., born in England, died Dec. 22, 1838,' aged 87 

Mrs. Martha, relict of John Stuart, Esq., died Dec, 19, 1S40, aged 
86 years and 4 months. 

Ann Stuart, died July 21, 1845, age 64. 

Manasseh Smith, Esq., born at Leominster, Mass.-, Dec. 25, 1748, 
graduated at Harvard College, 1773, settled in this town 1788, died 
May 21, 1823. 

Mrs. Hannah Smith, born Oct. 11, 1745, married to Manasseh Smith, 
Feb. 17, 1774, died April 16, 1825. 

Joseph Emerson Smith, Esq., son of Manasseh and Hannah Smith, 
born at Hollis, N. H., March 6, 1782, graduated at Harvard College, 
1804, settled in the practice of law in Boston, 1807, where he died, 
March 12, 1837. 

Dea. Nymphas Stacy, died Dec. 28, 1804, ^S^^ 79* 

William Stacy, Jr., died April 23, 1841, age 19. 

C(0/j/ of Inscription on East Side of Marble Monument standing 
in Ancient Cemetery in Wiscasset. 


by the members of the bar 

practicing in the Supreme Judicial 

Court of this Commonwealth, to 

express their Veneration of the 

Character of the 

Hon. Samuel Sewall, 

late Chief Justice of the said 


Letter from Silas Lee, Wkcasset. 237 

who died suddenly In this Place 
on the 8th day of June, 1814, 
-^Et. 56. 
Inscription an South Side of Monument. 
Hon. Samuel Sewall, 
Filius Samuelis Arm. 
F. Rev. Josephi S. T. D. 
F. Hon. Samuelis. 
F. Henrici Arm. 
F. Henrici Arm. 
F. Henrici Gen. 
The west side is covered with long inscription in Latin. 
Inscription on North Side of Monument. 
The remains of 
Chief Justice Sewall, 
having been here interred 
afterwards were removed 
and deposited in his Family 
Tomb at Marblehead. 
David Sylvester, first Master of Lincoln Lodge No. 3, F. and A. M. 
which stution he filled from 1793 till his death, Feb. 25, 1798, aged 56. 
Joseph Swett, died Sept. 20, 1847, *&®^ 79* 
Ann Swett, died July i, 1863, aged 89. 
John Taylor, died August 18, 1824, aged 68. 
William Taylor, died August i, 1819, aged (A. 
Sarah Taylor, died July 11, 1826, aged 03. 
Toseph Tinkham, Esq., died Nov. 3rd, 1802, aged 49. 
Maj. Seth Tinkham, died 29th Sept. 1828, aged 68. 
Thomas Trundy, died August 27, 1838, aged 66. 
Elizabeth. Trundy, died July 27, 1859, aged 88. 

Thomas Woodman, died on his passage from Demarara to this port, 
Sept. 14th, 1796, aged 32. 

MAINE, 1797-1800. 

"Philadelphia, March 13, 1800. 
Dear Sir : I have not nor shall I forget tx) pay all due attentions to 
your business. The House of Representatives have passed a new Post 
Of9ce Bill in which provision is made to extend the Post road from 
Bucktown to Eddytown, and I shall recommend you for post master at 
that place, and because I think you a very honest man. 

I am pleased to hear that the Hon. Caleb Strong is talked of for Gov- 
ernor of our State. 

I am dear Sir with much esteem yours, 

Silas Lee. 
P. S. — I hope Mr. Strong will be voted for generally with you, and 
he will be supported throughout the whole District. 
Jona. Eddy, Esq., Eddytown, Maine." 

238 Bev. William Mason^ of Castine. 


was the oldest son of Thomas and Mary Mason, of Princeton, Mass. 
where he was bom Nov. 19, 1764. He graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1792. He preached at several places in Mass. until 1798 
when he removed to Castine, and was ordained as minister of the 
First Parish there, Oct. 10th of the same year. In the division 
between the Orthodox and Unitarians he sided with the latter be- 
ing the first Unitarian minister in the eastern part of Maine. He 
was often elected School Committee, and was annually elected 
Town Treasurer for twenty-six years. In all the relations of life 
he was what a minister and a man should be. He was, at his own 
request, dismissed from his church and parish in April, 1834, re- 
moving to Bangor the same year, where he died, March 24, 1847. 
He married Miss Abigail Watt>on, of Leceister, Mass. Oct. 3, 1799. 
She was born July 19, 1779 and died in Bangor, March 14, 1865. 
Their children, all born in Castine were: 

i. John, born Sept. 14, 1800. He ^aduated at Harvard CoUege, 1822, 
and settled in Bangor, as a PhyBlcian, where he had a large and bqc- 
cesBf ul practice. He died 1870. He married Mrs. Caroline 

R. Dexter, published Nov. 18, 1847. They had several sons. 

li. Abigail, born Jan. 31, 1803, died April 15, 1813. 

iii. William, born May 8, 1805, graduated at Bowdoin Ck>llege, 1824. He 
taught school in Castine several years, studied medicine, having the 
degree of M. D. from Harvard College,1832. He practiced medicine, 
in Bucksport for twenty years and removed to Charlestown, Mass., 
where be died March 13, 1881. He married Miss Sarah P. Bradley, 
of Bucksport, 1857. They had two daughters. 

iv. Mauy Susanna, born March 26, 1807; she married Lieut. Col. Charles 
Thomas, of tlie U. S. Army, published, Oct. 28, 1832. She died, 
Jan. 28, 1837. He died about 1883-4. 

V. Anna Elizabeth, born June 18, 1809; married John Bright, of 
Bangor, published May 7, 1836. Mrs. Bright now resides in Bangor. 

vi. Thomas Cobb, born April 9, 1812; died Dec. 9. 

vii. Thomas, born May 5, 1815; resides in Bangor; married Miss EUen 
Cottrill, of Damariscotta, 1847. They have three daughters 

and two sons. 

vlii. Samuel Watson, born March 12, 1818 ; unmarried; died in Texas, '40. 

ix. Abigail Frances born Nov. 15,1820 ; married Samuel C. Hemmenway. 
He died. 

X. Joseph Baxter, born April 15, 1824; died July 27, 1854; buried In 

The Incorporation of Towns. 239 



Alton, March 9, 1844. Part of Argyle. 

Argyle, March 19, 1889. No. 3. Old Indian purchase. 

Bangor, Feb. 25, 1791. No. 1— R. 2 north of Waldo Patent. 
A city, Feb. 12, 1834. Part of Hampden annexed later. 

Bradford, March 12, 1831. No. 1, R. 5. N. W. P. 

Bradley, Feb. 3, 1835. No. 4, old Indian purchase, east side 
Penobscot river. 

Brewer, Feb. 22, 1812. Set oiBF from Orrington. 

Burlington, March 8, 1832. No. 2, Range One, north of Bing- 
ham*s Penobscot purchase. Strip north of No. 2 Bingham's Penob- 
scot purchase annexed March 10, 1835. 

Carmel, June 21, 1811. No. 3, R. 2, north of Waldo patent. 

Carroll, March 30, 1845. No. 6, R, 2 ; N. B. P. P. 

Charleston, Feb. 16, 1811. No. 2, R. 6, N. Waldo Patent. 

Chester, Feb. 26, 1834. No. 1, R. 8. ' 

Clifton, Aug. 7, 1848. Jarvis Gore, 

Corinna, Dec. 11, 1816. No. 4 K. 4 North of Waldo Patent. 

Corinth, June 21, 1811. No. 2 R. 4 North of Waldo Patent. 

Dexter, June 17, 1816. No. 4, R. 5 North of Waldo Patent. 

Eddington, Feb. 12, 1811. Eddy's Grant. 

Edinburg, Jan. 31, 1835, No. 1, Range 1, 

Enfield, Jan. 31, 1835. Treat's Grant and Part of Township 
No. 1, east of Penobscot river, 

Etna, Feb. 15, 1820. No, 4, Range 2, North Waldo Patent. 

Exeter, Feb. 16, 1811. No. 3, Range 4, N. Waldo Patent. 

Garland, Feb. 16, 1811, No. 3, R. 5. north of Waldo Patent. 

Glenburn, incorporated by the name of Dutton, Jan. 29, 1822, name 
changed March 18, 1837. 

Greenbush, Feb. 28, 1834. No. 2. Old Indian purchase. 

Greenfield, Jan. 29, 1834, No. 38, in B. P. purchase, annexed to 
Penobscot county, March 15, 1S58. 

Hampden, Feb. 24, 1794. No. i. Range i, north of Waldo Patent. 

Hermon, June 13, 1814. No- 2, Rangp 2, north of Waldo Patent. 

240 The Incorporaiion of Towns. 

Holden, April 13, 1852. Set off from Brewer. 

Rowland, Feb. 10, 1826. No. Range 7, north of Waldo Patent. 

Hudson, inc. Feb. 25, 1825 as Kirkland, name changed 1854. 

Kenduskeag, Feb. 20, 1852, taken from Levant and Glenburn. 

Kingman, Jan. 25, 1873. No. 6, Range 4. 

Lagp^nge, Feb. 11, 1832. No. i, Range 2. 

Lee, Feb. 3, 1832. No. 4, Range 2, east of Penobscot river and 
north of Bingham's purchase. 

Levant, June 14, 1813. No. 2, Range 3, north of Waldo Patent. 

Lincoln, Jan. 30, 1829. No. 2 and 3 and half township gp^nted to 
Joseph E. Foxcroft. 

Lowell, Feb. 9, 1837 as Huntressville, name changed to Lowell. 
Strip north of township No. i, B. P. P. annexed, 1841. East part of 
Passadumkeag annexed Mar. 17, 1842. 

Mattamascontis, Mar. 8, 1839, northerly part of Rowland. 

Mattawamkeag, Feb. 14, i860. No. i, Indian purchase, east side 
of Penobscot river. 

Maxfield, Feb. 6, 1&24. Bridgton Academy grant 

Medway, Feb. 8, 1875, A, Range 6 and Tract Z. 

Milford, Feb 28, 1833. No 3, old Indian purchase, east side of 
Penobscot river. 

Mount Chase, Mar. 2i, 1864. Township, No. 5« Range 6. 

Newburgh, March 13, I819. No. 3, Range i, north of Waldo Pa- 

Newport, June 14, 1814, No. 4, Range 3, north of Waldo Patent. 

Old Town, March 16, 1840. Partof Orono. 

Orono, March 12, 1806. No. 5, old Indian purchase, west side of 
Penobscot river. 

Orrington« Mar. 21, 1788. No. 9, east of Penobscot river. 

Passadumkeag, J^n. i, 1835. No. i, old Indian purchase, east side of 
Penobscot river. 

Patten, April 1841. No. 4, R. 6, West from east line of State. 

Plymouth, Feb. 21, 1826. No. 5, Range 2, north of Waldo Patent. 

Prentiss, Feb. 27, 1858. Township No. 7, Range 3. 

Springfield, Feb. 12, 1834. No. 5, Range 2, north of Bingham's 

Stetson,*Jan. 28, 1831. No. 3, Range 3, north of Waldo Patent. 

Veazie, March 26, 1853. Northerly part of Bangor. 

Winn, March 21, 1857. River Township No 4. 

Penobscot County. 241 


Was incorporated by the General Court of Massachusetts, 
February 15, 1816. It was the northerly part of Hancock County. 
Bangor was the shire town. 

The first term of Court held in Bangor was the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for the third Circuit, opened July 2, 1816. The judges 
were, Hon. William Crosby, of Belfast, Chief Justice; Martin 
Kinsley, Esquire of Hampden, Associate ; James Campbell*, 
Esquire of Naraguagus, Associate. The County o£Bcers were, 
Samuel E. Dutton, of Bangor, Judge of Probate ; Allen Gilman, of 
Bangor, Register of Probate ; Jacob McGaw, of Bangor, County 
Attorney ; Thomas Cobb, Clerk of Courts ; General Jedediah 
Herrick, of Hampden, Sheriff ; James Poor, of Bangor, Crier to 
the Court; John Wilkins of Orriugton, Register of Deeds and 
County Treasurer. 

The lawyers present at the first term were : — Oliver Leonard of 
Brewer, the first lawyer in the County ; Allen Gilman of Bangor ; 
Jacob McGaw of Bangor ; Samuel E. Dutton of Bangor ; Thomas 
A. Hill of Bangor ; William D. Williamson of Bangor ; John 
Godfrey of Hampden, afterwards of Bangor ; Enoch Brown of 
Hampden, afterwards of Bangor ; David Perham of Brewer ; 

Samuel M. Pond of Bucksport ; John Pikef of graduated at 

Dartmouth College,18U3, died 1816,aged 33 ; Philo H. Washburnf 
of graduated at Brown University 1801, died 1825. 

The Court House was what is now the City Hall in Bangor, 
which stood nearer to Hammond street than now and faced Main 
street, with a green lawn in front and steps up to it. 

The docket of the Court shows the first 14 cases as follows : 

No. 1. Lawrence Costigan vs. Josiah Brewer. 

No. 2. Wm. Peabody vs. Samuel Judkins. 

No. 8. Robert Treat vs. Daniel Livermore. 

No. 4. Robert McPheters vs. John McPheters. 

No. 5. David Gilmore vs. Freeman Luce. 

* Mr. Campbell was not present, 

t or these two lawyers 1 know nothing more than above, Thev were members of 
Hancock County Bar in 1811 and were probably of that part of Hancock County now 

242 Petition of John Brewei* of Orrington. 

No. 6. Elihu Dole vs. Joshua Chamberlaia. 

No, 7. Bathsheba Snow vs. Reuben Snow. 

No. 8. Robert Parker, Admr. vs. Benoni Hunt. 

No. 9. James Poor vs. John Smart. 

No. 10. Nabby Mann vs. Leavitt S. Sherbourne. 

No. 11. (George Logan vs. James Webster. 

No. 12. Jacob McGaw vs. Royal Blood. 

No. 13. Calvin Oopeland vs. James Jumper. 

No. 14. Andrew Grant vs. Reuben Newcomb, Jr. 




'^To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court assembled : 

The Petition of John Brewer, of Orrington, in the County of Han- 
cock, in behalf of the widow Peal, an Indian squaw, whose sanup was 
killed in the year 1787 by one James Page, [Andrew Gilman aud 
Archable McPhetres in company.] Said Page, Gilman and McPhetres 
were apprehended and carried to Pownalborough Gole. The Indians 
not being acquainted with the laws of the commonwealth, did not appear 
at the Supreme Court to support their complaint, therefore said Page, 
Gilman and McPheters were discharged from Gole by order of the Jus- 
tices of the Supreme Judicial Court. And in the year 1788 your Honors 
appointed the Rev. Daniel Little to go down to Penobscot and have a 
conference with the Indians on public business, and among the rest, to 
inquire into the murder of Peal. And it appeared to your committee 
that Peal was willfully killed, and left five dollars with your petitioner 
to give to the widow, and to inform her that if she should come to want 
during her widowhood, he did not doubt but the Honorable Court would 
give her some further support. She has often applied to your peti- 
tioner for some support on that encouragement. But your petitioner 
has put her off on account of her being some part of the time in Canada 
but cannot put her off any more. 


Deaths in Bangor. 243 



From Racords of Joseph Wing, City Undertaker. 

1834. April 1, Miss Mary Lyon, of Gardiner, 21. 

April 7, Mrs. Nancy B , wife of Mark L. Hill, 23. 

April 20, Nath. IngersoU, of New Gloucester, 81. 

April 23, Wm. B. Hoyt, 34. 

April 27, Abram Smith Jr., 10. 

May 1, Mrs. Mary Miller, 18. 

May 10, Wm. H.*^Eaton, 19 ; Enoch Eaton. 

May 16, Miss Ann Burns, 23 ; Casual. 

May 17, Mrs. Sarah W. Stevens, 26 ; Isaac Stevens. 

May 20, Frederick Parker, 27. 

May 24, Mary Jane Hook, drowned, 17 ; Asa Hook. 

May 24, Mrs. Margaret M. Drummond, 38 ; A. Drummond. 

May 29, Gordon Harvey, 40. 

May 29, Mrs. Lydia Dow, 24 ; John Dow. 

June 17, Mr, Aaron Brown, 22. 

June 20, Geo. Wentworth, 4 ; Jona Wentworth 

June 26, Mrs. Elizabeth Lumbert, 37 ; J. B. Lumbert. 

July 6, Patrick Welch, 50. 

July 8, Col. Jona Wentworth, 41 ; drowned. 

July 11, Capt Wm. P. Burr, 80. 

July 13, Dustin C. Quimby, 29. 

July 19, Miss Nancy Warren, 22, of Paris. 

July 24, Wm. Wall, 24, of Augusta. 

July 27, Daniel Durren? 19. 

Aug. 2, Chas. Bradford Jr., 13. 

Aug. 13, Mrs. Sarah B. Bond, 37 ; Prof. Bond. 

Aug. 13, J. W. Brier, 23, of Cornish. 

Aug. 22, John H. Gower, 3 ; Robt. Gower. 

Aug, 24, Peter C. Whipple, 32. 

Aug. 25, Miss Hannah Hoyt, 21. 

Aug. 28, Mrs. Almira Weed, 22 ; E. B. Weed. 

Sept. 1, Amanda P. Holman, 10 ; L. Holman. 

Sept. 3, John Cook, 27 ; of Chittenden, Vt. 

Sept. 4, John Payson, 35. 

Sept. 8, Miss Susan W. Rice, 25 ; Warren Rice. 

Sept. 13, Mrs. Ellen Hewes, 26 ; Garret Hewes. 

Sept. 16, Miss Rebecca B. Palmer, 24, of Dixmont. 

Oct. 13, Mrs. Mercy G. Demeritt, 29 ; R. P. Demeritt. 

Oct. 18, Benj. Nason, 19, of Minot. 

Oct. 18, Isaac Lincoln, 23, of Thomaston. 

Oct. 21, Miss Mary A. White, 14 ; Elias White. 




For Sweet read Swett 28 

Rev. Marshfield Steele 28 

Bev. William Cooper manied Judith, daughter of Judge Samuel 

Sewall, May 12, 1720. Strike out word "Mann." 40 

For John Sutton read Joshua Scottow 40 

Qeo. W. Brown horn in Concord* Mass..... 43 

Spelled Harthorn, Harthon and Hathorn, the last the most correct... 61, 62 

Rev. Samuel Veazie died Dec. 3, 1797 71 

Johnson Veazie died Feb. 19,1862 74 

SamueF Veazie of Brewer died Jan. 17, 1867. His wife died Dec. 16. 

1866, aged 51 years 74 

Wales Veazie died Oct. 7, 1864 74 

For Georgetown Church Records read Woolwich 105 

For Sanders read Saunders 12S 

John Sargent resided in Saint Andrews, not Saint Stephens 130 

For Chaplain read Champlain 134 

Arno Wiswell entered Bowdoin College (1837) but did not graduate. 

The degree of A.M. was conferred upon him by the college as 

of 1841 176 

For George H. Witherell read George fi. Witherlee 223 

In line Ave from bottom for "lawshlp" read "early life" 234 

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FORM NO. D06.