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Hannah Perkins

Hannah PERKINS is my sixth great grand aunt; we are related through her parents, my seventh great grandparents John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  Hannah is the third of eleven children of John and Elizabeth; she was born before 27 September 1741 in York, Maine and baptized 27 September 1741 at the First Church of Wells, Maine.[1]  She married first Richard CHICK 17 Aug 1763 in Wells, Maine.[2]  She married second Abraham LITTLEFIELD 21 December 1769, intention filed 11 November 1769, and they had six children: John, Josias, Abraham, Elizabeth, Stover and Nancy.[3]  She died 27 January 1821 in South Penobscot, Maine.[4]


[1] George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75 (1921), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 30 August 2013), Hannah Perkins September 27, 1741.

[2] Yates Publishing, “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Hannah Perkins and Richard Chick 1763.

[3] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 30 August 2013), Abraham Littlefield and Hannah Chick 11 November 1769.

[4] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine, Death and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 30 August 2013), Hannah Littlefield 27 Jan 1821 Wells, York, Maine, married.

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On this day, September 26…

Family events

Births

1818 Philena Cobb Whittaker 1st cousin 5x removed

Deaths

1820 Abner Jordan 1st cousin 6x removed
1875 Moses Adams Jellison 3rd great grand uncle
1879 David Ross Hopkins 4th great grandfather
1905 Malvina Marion Jellison 1st cousin 4x removed

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Abner Jordan

JORDAN, Abner

 

Abner JORDAN is my first cousin six times removed and second cousin seven times removed, we are related through his grandparents, my sixth great grandparents, Nathaniel and Dorothy (HILL) JORDAN and my seventh great grandparents Roger and Mary (CROSS) HILL.  Abner is the third of five children born to Nathaniel and Susanna (HILL) JORDAN.  Abner was born 10 August 1760 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  He joined the Penobscot Expedition 7 July 1779.[1]  He married Hannah WENTWORTH 21 May 1786, in Cape Elizabeth; the marriage was performed by Ephraim Clark, intentions filed 15 April 1786.[2]  Abner and Hannah had nine children:  Captain Nathan Bartlett, John Wentworth, Hannah, Abner, Nathaniel, Timothy, Sarah Bartlett, Benning Wentworth, and Lydia H.  Abner and Hannah had over fifty grandchildren!  He applied for a land grant (undated) while living in Danville, Maine.[3]  Abner died 26 September 1819 in Lisbon, Maine, buried in Davis Cemetery, Lisbon.[4]

 

Research notes[5]:
Abner Jordan and Nathaniel Jordan are the ancestor(s) who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Abner Jordan (private), Nathaniel Jordan (major and lieutenant colonel). Abner Jordan served as Private, in Captain Alexander McClellan’s Company, Colonel Jonathan Mitchell’s Regiment from July 7th to Sept. 25th 1779, on the Penobscot Expedition.


[1] Application, Amzie E. Jordan, national 29766, state 291, Abner Jordan (son) and Nathaniel Jordan (father); National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.  Paul R. White Jr., “Maine Estate Schedules from Revolutionary War Pensions,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 142 (1988), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanarchives.org : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.  “Index to Selected Final Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864,” online images, National Archives, Fold3 (www.fold3.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan; citing ID 2733385.

[2] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan and Hannah Wentworth, 21 May 1786 Cape Elizabeth, ME.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, National Archives, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan; citing microfilm publication M804, film 1449.

[3] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Revolutionary War Land Grants, 1776-1780,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.

[5] Application, Amzie E. Jordan, national 29766, state 291, Sons of the American Revolution.

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On this day, September 25…

Family events

 

Births

1715 Benjamin Hill 6th great grand uncle
1791 Nancy Jordan 1st cousin 6x removed
1793 Abigail Ross Jordan 1st cousin 6x removed
1821 Susan F. Marks 1st cousin 5x removed

 

Marriages

1856 Sylvanus Jellison 4th great grand uncle and Sarah McCole

 

Deaths

1715 Marie Madeleine Vachon 8th great grandmother

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Benjamin Hill

Benjamin HILL is my sixth great grand uncle; he is the son of my sixth great grandparents Ebenezer and Abiel (SNELL) HILL.  He is the fifth of nine children, born 25 September 1715 in Biddeford, Maine.[1]  Benjamin married first, Ann HAYES, intention filed 24 March 1738 in Biddeford, Maine.[2]  Benjamin and Ann had eight children:  Ebenezer, Sarah, Joanna, Mehitable, Benjamin, Eunice, Joseph and Reuben.  Benjamin married second, Elizabeth GILPATRICK, 9 October 1760 in Biddeford.[3]  They had nine children:  Abiel, Joshua, John, Benjamin, Joseph, Samuel, Molly (Mary), Elisha and Betty.  He died 8 November 1791 in Biddeford.  It is believed that he died 8 November 1791 in Biddeford.

 

Notes:

Benjamin was the first child born once the family returned from Canada after being abducted by Indians 10 August 1703.  There is a six year gap between him and his older sister, I’m unsure if there were other children that didn’t survive and are not mentioned or if there just were no children during that time.


[1] Miss Frances Greene, compiled, Material for a Genealogy of the Hill Family of Biddeford-Saco, Maine (1961; reprint, self printed: self published, 1961), 5, Benjamin Hill; online images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 29 August 2013.  Edgar Yates, “Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 71 (1917), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestros.org : online 29 August 2013), Bengiman the son of Ebenezer & Abieall Hill was boren Septembr 25: 1715.

[2] Edgar Yates, “Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 71 (1917), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestros.org : online 29 August 2013), Benje Hill of Biddeford and Anna Hayes of Cacheacha Intend Marriage Biddeford March 24th 1738.

[3] Greene, Material for a Genealogy of the Hill Family of Biddeford-Saco, Maine, 5.

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On this day, September 24…

Family Events

 

Births

1671 Robert Ellis 1st cousin 10x removed
1690 Antoine Bouteiller 7th great grandfather
1835 Joseph S. Jellison 1st cousin 5x removed

 

Death

1813 Deborah Cobb 6th great grand aunt

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Dr. Robert Ellis

Dr. Robert ELLIS is my first cousin ten times removed; we are related through his grandparents, my tenth great grandparents Robert Thomas and Susannah (SELBEE) BLOTT.  Robert is the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Edward and Sarah (BLOTT) ELLIS; he was born 24 September 1671 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1]  Robert married Elizabeth PEMBERTON 4 Jun 1698, officiated by Mr. James Allen.[2]  Robert and Elizabeth had six children:  Thomas, Robert, Samuel, Dr. Edward, Sarah and Elizabeth.  Robert was a surgeon; he served as the ships’ surgeon on the Siege of Port Royal on 17 September 1710.[3]  Robert prepared a will dated 23 February 1719, he died 7 April 1720.[4]

 

Research notes:[5]
“… Robert Ellis, in his will (No. 4312) dated Feb. 23, 1719, probated April 18, 1720, devises one third of his estate real and personal, to his wife Elizabeth during her life, to be disposed of at her death as she [Elizabeth] shall see fit, and the other two thirds to his six children, Edward, Thomas, Robert, Samuel, Sarah and Elizabeth. He makes his wife Elizabeth and his brother in law James Pemberton, executors of his will, giving them power to sell before any division of his estate is made, provided such division be no longer delayed than such time as his youngest child shall arrive at the age of 15 years. In his inventory, filed July 4, 1720, “2 houses at the south end of the town & the Land thereunto belonging fronting Newberry & Winter street,” were appraised at £800. Elizabeth Ellis, widow, conveys to Elizabeth and Abigail Phillips, spinsters, by deed of mortgage dated Oct. 15, 1720, recorded Lib. 35, fol. 28, these two houses and the land belonging to them, to secure payment of £300, the estate being described as 76f. on Newbury Street, 70f. in the rear and 220f. on Winter Street, and 220f. on the south, Thomas Bannister being the abutter on the south and west. This mortgage was discharged on the margin of the record Oct. 12, 1722, by Abigail Phillips and by James Townsend who had married Elizabeth Phillips. In August of the latter year the widow again mortgaged this estate (L. 36, f. 127) to Abigail Phillips to secure the payment of £400. By reason of the non-payment of said principal sum and the interest thereon, the mortgage, then the wife of John Erwin, mariner, recovered judgment for possession of said estate at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and possession was delivered to said Erwin, Dec. 23, 1727. The tenants at the that time were John Durant, smith, Joseph Simpson, clogmaker, and Anne Stone, retailer. The smithy was at the corner of Newbury and Winter Streets, and the rent was £8 per annum. Erwin and wife, by deed dated June 15, 1728, recorded L. 42, f 179, conveyed the estate, which they describe as 240f. deep, to Benjamin Pemberton, merchant. By letter of attorney, dated April 13, 1727 (Lib. 40, fol. 323), Edward Ellis and Thomas Ellis surgeons, Thomas Kilby, merchant, and Sarah his wife, empower ‘Our honoured mother Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis of Boston aforesd Widow and Shopkeeper,’ to sell and convey three fifths parts of the houses and lands on Newbury and Winter Streets, late the estate of their father Robert Ellis, surgeon, deceased, and they ratify and confirm mortgage made by her. In answer to her petition presented to the General Court, Jan. 24. 1727, she was authorized to make sale of the mortgaged premises. She then by deed, dated April 26, 1728 (L. 42, f. 98), conveyed the estate, described as 240 f. deep, to said Benjamin Pemberton. Benjamin Pemberton having thus acquired title to the Ellis estate, divided it into smaller parcels…”


[1] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 28 August 2013), Robert, son of Edward Ellis and Sarah his wife born 24 Septem 1671.

[2] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 28 August 2013), Ellis Robert Eliza Pemberton June 4 1698.

[3] Winifred Lovering Holman, “Kilby Notes,” The American Genealogist, 27, 28 (1951, 1952), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 28 August 2013), Robert Ellis.  Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, “Old Boston Families: Number Five the Haliburton Family,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 71 (1917), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 29 August 2013), Dr Edward Ellis son of Dr. Robert Ellis.  New England Historical and Genealogical Society, “Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775,” online database, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 29 August 2013), Robert Ellis surgeon; citing Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

[4] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 28 August 2013), Apr 7 1720 Ellis Robert (Dr) buried.  John T. Haslam, “Ezekiel Cheever and Some of His Descendants: (Part Second),” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 38 (1884), online archive, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 29 August 2013), Robert Ellis, contents of will.  Holman, “Kilby Notes,” Robert Ellis.

[5] Haslam, “Ezekiel Cheever and Some of His Descendants,” Robert Ellis, contents of will.

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