Shadrach WATSON

Shadrach and second wife Susanna are my seventh great grandparents.   He bought land in Arundel, York, ME in 1736.[1]  He received land in Kennebunkport in a land grant.[2]  He was a defendant in a trespass case at the York Court of Common Pleas in April 1740.[3]  He was part of the Louisburg Expedition in Captain Thomas Perkin’s Company.[4]  Shadrach had a trading post at Naskeag in Sedgwick, Hancock, ME.[5] He lived in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME then Sedgwick, Hancock, ME.[6]

 

Shadrach WATSON was born 3 February 1712/3 in Bradford, Essex, MA to parents John and Ruth (HARTSHORN) WATSON.[7]  It is believed he died in September 1770 in Wells, York, ME.  He married first Elizabeth BARKER.  Elizabeth was born 1712.  He married second Susanna KIMBALL on 16 August 1733 in Wells, York, ME.  Susanna was baptized 4 March 1710.  Her parents were Caleb and Susannah (CLOYES) KIMBALL.

 

Shadrach and Susanna had the following children:

  1. Samuel moved east as an adult.
  2. Molly married Thomas KIMBALL.
  3. Hannah married Joseph AVERILL.
  4. Susanna born about August 1738 in Wells, York, ME. She was baptized 27 August 1738 at the Frist Church of Wells, Wells, York, ME.[8]  She married Samuel COUSINS 10 September 1757 in Arundel, York, ME.[9]  Samuel was born 29 November 1726.
  5. Abigail was born in Wells, York, ME. She was baptized 14 February 1741/2 at First Church of Wells, Wells, York, ME.[10]  She died 19 May 1821 in Sedgwick, Hancock, ME.  Abigail married Josiah BLACK.  Josiah was born 2 Jul 1710 in Boxford, Essex, MA.  He is the son of James and Abigail (JOHNSON) BLACK.
  6. Ruth was born about August 1743 in Wells, York, ME. She was baptized 28 August 1743 at the First Church of Wells, Wells, York, ME.[11]  She died 1801. Ruth married Abner CREDIFORD about 1793 in Arundel, York, ME.
  7. Mercy WATSON was born about 1752 in Wells, York, ME. She died 28 September 1828 in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.  Mercy is interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.[12]  She married Samuel GRAY about 1766.  He was born 1750.  Samuel is the son of Joshua and Jennat (ELLIOT) GRAY.    He died 28 April 1843 in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.  Samuel is interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.[13]

[1] Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 607, Shadrach Watson, land sale of 50 acres to Jeremiah Miller; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 31 August 2013.

[2] Charles Bradbury, History of Kennebunk Port: from its first discovery by Bartholomew Gosnold, May 14, 1602, to A.D. 1837 (Kennebunk: J.K. Remich, 1837), 128; images online, Internet Archives, Internet Archives (archive.org : online 18 February 2015; * The following persons were afterwards made proprietors– In… 1738 …Shadrach Watson….

[3] Maine Department of the Secretary of State, “Maine Court Records, 1696-1854,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 31 August 2013), Watson, Shadrach et al.

[4] E.E. Bourne, “Names of Some of the Officers and Men in the Louisburg Expedition,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 22 (1868), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 18 February 2015), Captain Thomas Perkin’s Co. … Shadrach Watson.  Hon. Charles Hudson, “Louisburg Soldiers,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 25 (1871), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 18 February 2015), Shadrach Watson.

[5] Sedgwick, Hancock County, Maine, Rootsweb.Ancestry.com (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com : online 18 February 2015), … Shadrach Watson erected a store at Naskeag..

[6] “Genealogical,” Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, Massachusetts, 12 May 1909, Shadrach Watson bio; online archives (news.google.com : online 18 February 2015). Shadrach was born in Bradford, Mass Feb. 3, 1712-3, John Black believed to be a good friend and moved with him to each city as adults.

[7] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 31 August 2013), Shadrach, s. John and Ruth, Feb. 3, 1712-13.  Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Bradford Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849 (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1907), 164; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 18 February 2015; Shadrach, s. John and Ruth, Feb. 3, 1712-13.

[8] George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 31 August 2013), Augst: 27: Susanna/Shadrech/Susanna/Watson.

[9] Walter Goodwin Davis, author, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) compiled by Maine’s Foremost Genealogist, 1916-1963 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 308, 6. Samuel, b. Nov. 29, 1726; m. Ssanna Watson, daughter of Shadrach and Mary (Kimball) Watson of Arundel, Sept. 10, 1757; digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 31 August 2013.

[10] George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 31 August 2013), 1741/2 Feby: 14th: Abigail/Shadrech/Susanna/Watson.

[11] George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 31 August 2013), 1743: Augst: 28th: Ruth/Shadrech/Susanna/Watson.

[12] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 17 February 2015), Mercy Watson Gray; memorial 113320392.

[13] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 17 February 2015), Samuel Gray; memorial 59631091.

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