Mehitable JELLISON is my first cousin six times removed; we are related through her grandparents Benjamin and Agnes (PATTEN) JELLISON. She is the tenth of fourteen children born to Major John and Elizabeth Tarbox (MILLIKEN) JELLISON. She was born 31 December 1799 in Ellsworth, Maine. She married Richard TINKER 15 October 1827. She and Richard had ten children: Charlotte, George, Mary Agnes, Caroline, Mehitable, Mariah Louise, Richard Henry, Charles, Sarah Elizabeth and Helen. The TINKER family was enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 censuses taken in Ellsworth, Maine. She died 28 November 1862 in Thomaston, Maine; she is buried in the Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth.
 Frederick James Libbie, A Tinker Family: The Ancestors of Joseph Wescot Tinker, Ellsworth, ME., 1791-1868 (Boston: privately printed, 1900), 26; online images, Internet Archive, Archive (archive.org : online 27 September 2013.
 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 32, dwelling 203, family 228, Richard Tinker; NARA microfilm publication M432, . 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 112, dwelling 824, family 824, Richard Tinker; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.
 Libbie, A Tinker Family, 26.