Captain George W. WESCOTT

George is my third great grandfather; sixth cousin six times removed and seventh cousin four times removed through Joseph and Abigail (Paul) ALCOCK; he is my seventh cousin three times removed through John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.  George was a fisherman, mariner, farmer, master mariner, and merchant.[1]  He was enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 censuses while married to Drusilla.[2]  He was enumerated in the 1880, and 1900 censuses while married to Charlotte.[3]  George served in the Union Army in the Civil War as a sergeant in Company I, Maine 28th Infantry.[4]  His unit went from Maine to New York (Fort Schuyler), then to Fortress Monroe in Virginia.  They then were in Chalmette and Donaldsonville, Louisiana.  His unit then attached to another unite while in Louisiana.  His unit was engaged in the Assault on Port Hudson on 14 June 1863.  They went to Baton Rouge and then to Cairo, Illinois where he mustered out.[5]  He was 5 foot 11 inches tall, black hair, hazel eyes and had a dark complexion.[6]  He lived in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine his most of his life.

George W. WESCOTT was born 20 March 1830 in Blue Hill, Hancock, Maine.  He was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Mercy Haney (GRAY) WESCOTT.  He died 20 May 1908 from senile debility in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.[7]  He is interred at Birch Harbor Village Cemetery in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.  George married twice.  He married first to Drusilla LINDSAY on 2 January 1853 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.[8]  They divorced October 1873 in Hancock County, Maine.[9]  Drusilla was born 20 February 1836 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.[10]  She was the daughter of James and Sarah (GROVER) LINDSAY.  She married second to George’s brother, Chelsea WESCOTT.[11]  George married second to Charlotte August (HANCOCK) JOY 26 December 1873.[12]  Charlotte was born 25 February 1845.  She died 12 July 1913.

George and Drusilla had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth “Eliza” WESCOTT born about 1854 in Maine.  She married Abraham Putnam “Put” CARR 18 November 1871 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.  She divorced him January 1880 in Penobscot County, Maine.[13]  He is my second cousin four times removed.  Elizabeth and Abraham were sixth cousins 2 times removed through John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.
  2. Frances “Fannie” Alma WESCOTT born 2 May 1857 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine. She died 30 March 1935 in Oso, Snohomish, Washington.[14]  She is interred at Camano Lutheran Cemetery in Camano, Island, Washington.[15]  Frances married Aldis E. HOPKINS 3 September 1876 in Otis, Hancock, Maine.[16]
  3. Georgianna WESCOTT was born about 1859 in Maine.
  4. James W. WESCOTT was born 20 Jun 1860 in Maine. He died of labor pneumonia on 17 March 1910 in Winter Harbor, Hancock, Maine.[17]  He is interred at Winter Harbor, Hancock, Maine.  He married Anna H. TRACY 25 November 1886 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.
  5. Allura WESCOTT was born about 1862 in Maine. She married Captain William E. HUTCHINS 14 Jun 1879 in Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine.[18]

George adopted the following child:

  1. Lilla C. JOY born April 1870 in Maine. Her father was Zenas JOY, she was adopted by George Wescott upon marriage to Charlotte.  Lilla married William F. DAVIS 26 October 1892 in West Gouldsboro, Hancock, Maine by Justice of the Peace Arthur B. Kingsley[19].  Banns were published 15 October 1892 in West Gouldsboro.[20]

[1] 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, page 13, Dwelling 76, family 85, George Wescott; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957,” digital images, Family Search, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : online 1 May 2014), George Wescott; citing State Archives, Augusta; FHL digital folder 4388598.  George Wescott, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsborough, page 18, dwelling 126, family 140; microfilm M593, 545.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, Enumeration District (ED) 161, page 13, page 416 (stamped), dwelling 119, family 137, George W. Wescott; NARA microfilm publication T9,  George Wescott, 1900 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, sheet 9B, Enumeration District (ED) 56, dwelling 214, family 221; microfilm T623, 593.

[2] 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, page 13, Dwelling 76, family 85, George Wescott; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.  George Wescott, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsborough, page 18, dwelling 126, family 140; microfilm M593, 545.

[3] 1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, Enumeration District (ED) 161, page 13, page 416 (stamped), dwelling 119, family 137, George W. Wescott; NARA microfilm publication T9,  George Wescott, 1900 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Gouldsboro, sheet 9B, Enumeration District (ED) 56, dwelling 214, family 221; microfilm T623, 593.

[4] Historical Data Systems, “U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 11 April 2014), George Wescott; citing Report of the Adujant General of the State of Maine.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957,” digital images, Family Search, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : online 1 May 2014), George Wescott; citing State Archives, Augusta; FHL digital folder 4388598.  National Park Service, “The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database,” database online, United States of America, National Park Service (www.nps.gov : online 20 March 2016), George Wescott.

[5] Service, “The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database,” database online George Wescott.

[6] Maine State Archives, “Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957,” digital images, Family Search, George Wescott.

[7] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 11 April 2014), Geo. W. Wescott.

[8] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : http://www.familysearch.org 1 March 2013), Drusilla Lindsey and George Westcott.

[9] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Divorce Records, 1789-1891,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 11 April 2014), George W. Wescott and Drusilla Wescott divorce October 1873.

[10] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 1 May 2014), Drewsilla Lindsey 20 February 1836, film 10925.

[11] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 September 2015), Chelsea and Drusilla Wescott; FHL microfilm 11729.

[12] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2014), George W. Wescott and Charlotte A. Joy marriage 26 December 1873.

[13] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Divorce Records, 1789-1891,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 20 March 2016), Eliza A. Carr and Abram P. Carr; court SJC; vol. 57, page 130.

[14] Washington, 1907-1960, 16, Frances Alma Hopkins, 30 March 1935; database, Family History Library, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.com : online 22 April 2014); Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia.  Washington compiled from various counties, “Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 22 April 2014), Frances Alma Hopkins 30 March 1935.

[15] Francis A. Hopkins, 2 May 1857-30 Mar 1935, Camano Lutheran Cemetery, Island County, Washington, USA.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 22 April 2014), Francis A. Hopkins.

[16] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 1 March 2013), Alldis E. Hopkins and Frances C. Wescott, 3 Sep. 1876, film 11729.

[17] Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : ancestry.com 2 March 2013), James W. Wescott.

[18] Alice MacDonald Long, Marriage Records of Hancock County, Maine Prior to 1892 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1882), 344.

[19] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9926, William F. Davis, Jr. and Lilla Joy, 26 October 1892; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 20 March 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Maine Family History Library, “Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 20 March 2016), William F. Davis Jr. and Lilla C. Joy.  Maine Ancestry.com, “Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 March 2016), William F. Davis Jr. and Lilla C. Joy.  Maine Department of Health and Human Services, “Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1985,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 March 2016), Jr. William Davis and Lilla C. Joy.

[20] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9926, William F. Davis, Jr. and Lilla Joy, 26 October 1892.

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