Harriet “Hattie” Sally JELLISON

Harriet is my third grandaunt; we are related through her parents Joseph H. and Abigail (JORDAN) JELLISON, my fourth great grandparents.  Harriet and her husband Luther were enumerated with their children in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses in Township 8/Plantation 8 [Ellsworth vicinity], Hancock, ME.[1]

Harriet “Hattie” Sally JELLISON was born 11 April 1822 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.  She died 7 June 1900 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.  She is interred at Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[2]  Harriet married Luther HAPWORTH 7 December 1842.  Luther was born 2 Jun 1818 in Aurora, Hancock, ME.  He died of erysipelas on 24 February 1902 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[3]  He is interred at Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[4]

Harriet’s Obituary:

Mrs. Harriet S. Hapworth, aged 68 years and 2 months. We wish to render our sincere thanks to the choir and the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and sympathized with us in our bereavement, in the loss of our beloved wife and mother, and for the many tokens of respect shown her in her sickness and death. LUTHER HAPWORTH, LAURA A. MOORE, HERBERT E. HAPWORTH. Her body was interred Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth Falls, Hancock, ME.

Luther’s Obituary:

DIED HAPWORTH – At Ellsworth, Feb. 24, Luther Hapworth, age 83 years, 8 months, 22 days Luther Hapworth, one of Ellsworth’s aged and esteemed citizens, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William T. Moor. Mr. Hapworth was in the eighty fourth year of his age. He was a native of Aurora, but most of his life had been spent in Ellsworth.  He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Hapworth was a house carpenter by trade, and worked at it many years in this city. For several years past he was engaged in farming at No. 8 plantation. He leaves besides his daughter, Mrs. Moor, a son, Herbert Hapworth, of Bar Harbor. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the house, Rev. David Kerry, of the Baptist church, officiating. His body was interred Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth Falls, Hancock, ME.

Harriet and Luther had the following children:

  1. Laura was born 2 April 1844 in ME. She died 30 November 1917 in GA.  She is interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Tifton, Tift, GA.[5]  Laura married William Thompson MOOR 31 October 1871 in Bangor, Penobscot, ME.[6]  William was born 17 June 1847 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.  He died 14 February 1925 in Tifton, Tift, GA.  He is interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Tifton, Tift, GA.[7]
  2. Herbert Elmer was born 15 September 1852 in ME. He died 9 July 1926 in Bronx, Bronx, NY.[8]  He is interred at Grace Cemetery in Trenton, Hancock, ME.  Herbert’s death certificate states he is widowed, but I am unable to find any traces of a wife at this time.

[1] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Township 8, page 538, dwelling 3, family 3, Luther Hapworth; NARA microfilm publication M432, 255.  1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Township 8 [Ellsworth Falls], page 1, dwelling 4, family 4, Luther Hapworth; FHL microfilm 803438; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.  Luther Hapworth; FHL microfilm 552043, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 24, Dwelling 187, family 187; microfilm M593, 544.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Enumeration District (ED) 142, page 1A, 83 (stamped), dwelling 1, family 2, L. Hapworth; FHL microfilm 1254480; NARA microfilm publication T9, 480.

[2] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 February 2015), Harriet S. Jellison Hapworth; memorial 125204056.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 19 April 2015), Luther Hapworth; FHL 001315223.

[3] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, vital records 1892-1907, Hamm-Harding, 1899, imgage 3751/4053, Luther Hapworth, 24 February 1902; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 21 September 2014); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[4] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 19 April 2015), Luther Hapworth; FHL 001315223.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2015), Luther Hapworth; memorial 125204555.

[5] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2015), Laura A. Moor; memorial 78695640.

[6] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 19 April 2015), William T. Moor and Laura A. Hapworth; FHL microfilm 11950, 10585.

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2015), William T. Moor; memorial 78695728.

[8] New York Municipal Archives, “New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 19 April 2015), Herbert Elmer Hapworth; FHL microfilm 2188702.

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