Abner WORMWOOD

Abner is my second cousin six times removed; we are related through Thomas and Jane (COLE) WORMWOOD.  He was enumerated in the 1850 census taken in Kennebunk, York, Maine, listed as a farmer.[1]

Abner WORMWOOD was born 14 May 1781 in Wells, York, Maine or New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine.  He is the son of William and Keziah (GOOCH) WORMWOOD.  He died 24 June 1855 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[2]  He was interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[3]  Abner married twice, first to Susannah EDES 30 July 1802 or 1807 in Wells, York, Maine.  Susanna “Sukey” was born 30 September 1785 in Maine.[4]  She died 10 September 1820 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[5]  She is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[6]  He married second to Elizabeth CLARK 15 July 1822 or 8 August 1822 in Kennebunk or Wells, York, Maine.[7]  She was born 7 July 1787.  She died 5 September 1860.[8]  She is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[9]

Abner and Susannah had the following children:

  1. Elvira Wormwood was born 15 November 1807 in Wells, York, Maine.  She died 8 March 1898 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California.  She married twice, first to Robert H. STEWART 27 May 1832 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts with banns posted 28 April 1832.[10]  She married second to Caleb Secchomb HOBBS 17 March 1842 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts with banns published 28 February 1842.[11]
  2. Esther Hobbs WORMWOOD was born 14 February 1809 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. She died 31 July 1845 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine.  She was interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[12]  Esther married Rufus Anderson COBB 11 February 1836 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine with intentions filed 8 January 1836 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[13]
  3. Olive Edes WORMWOOD was born 23 December 1811. She died unmarried 9 October 1834 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[14]  She is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[15]
  4. Almedia G. WORMWOOD was born 20 March 1814 in Maine. She died 26 September 1840.  She was interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[16]  Almedia married Horace FERNALD 23 January 1836 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[17]  He married Almedia’s sister Elizabeth after her death.
  5. Jane H. WORMWOOD was born 8 April 1816 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. She died unmarried 24 June 1835 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.  She is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[18]
  6. Julia Ann WORMWOOD was born 15 May 1818 in Maine. She died 30 November 1897 in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina.  She was interred at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina.[19]  Julia married Benjamin D. MORRILL 7 July 1837 in Chelsea, Suffolk Massachusetts.[20]

Rufus and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Clarke WORMWOOD she was born 20 April 1823 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.  She died 2 Jun 1886.  She was interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[21]  Elizabeth married Horace FERNALD 10 November 1842 in Kennebunk, York, Maine with intentions filed 18 November 1837 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[22]
  2. Emeline WORMWOOD was born 12 February 1825 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. She died 13 July 1912.  Emeline married Joshua CLARK 6 June 1846 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts with intentions filed 31 May 1845 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[23]
  3. Susan Edes WORMWOOD was born 8 May 1827 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. She died 25 March 1852 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[24]  She married William SCHOULER 25 February 1845 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[25]
  4. Augustus Frank WORMWOOD was born 8 Jun 1829 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. He died of apoplexy on 2 December 1901 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[26]  He is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[27]  Augustus married Mary Ann LITTLEFIELD 11 January 1855 in Wells, York, Maine with intentions filed 30 December 1854 in Kennebunk, York, Maine.[28]
  5. Martha Ann WORMWOOD was born 18 March 1831 in Kennebunk, York, Maine. She died of valvular heart disease on 17 September 1916 in South Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[29]  She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Martha married Luther BILLINGS 2 December 1851 by Rev. James J. WOODBURY in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[30]

[1] 1850 United States census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Kennebun, 12 of 66, dwelling 94, family 115, Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 443511; NARA microfilm publication M432, 274.

[2] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 11326.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 February 2015), Abner Wormwood; memorial 109157507.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 22 March 2016), Susannah Edes Wormwood; memorial 109157549.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Sukey Eades; FHL microfilm 10917.

[5] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 22 March 2016), Susannah Edes Wormwood; memorial 109157549.

[6] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Susannah Edes Wormwood; memorial 109157549.

[7] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Abner Wormwood and Elizabeth Clark; FHL microfilm 11326.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Abner Wormwood and Elizabeth Clark; FHL microfilm 11326.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Abner Wormwood and Elizabeth Clark; FHL microfilm 12622.

[8] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.

[9] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Abner Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.

[10] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 26 March 2016), Robert H. Stewart and Elvira Wormwood.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Elvira Wormwood and Robert H. Stewart; FHL microfilm.

[11] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Elvira Stewart and Caleb S. Hobbs; FHL microfilm.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 26 March 2016), Caleb Secchomb Hobbs and Elvira Stewart.

[12] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Esther H. Wormwood Cobb; FHL microfilm 001316477, 001316336.

[13] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 000009766, Rufus A. Cobb and Esther Wormwood, 13 January 1836; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Rufus A. Cobb and Esther Wormwood; FHL microfilm 11587.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 27 March 2016), Rufus A. Cobb and Esther Wormwood.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 March 2016), Rufus A. Cobb and Ester Wormwood; FHL microfilm 11326.

[14] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 27 March 2016), Olive E. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.

[15] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Olive E. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 23 March 2016), Olive Edes Wormwood; memorial 121185917.

[16] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 27 March 2016), Almedia Wormwood Fernald; FHL microfilm 001316336.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 27 March 2016), Almedia G. Wormwood Fernald; memorial 52834973.

[17] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 27 March 2016), Horace Furnald and Almedia G. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 11326.

[18] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 23 March 2016), Jane H. Wormwood; memorial 121185680.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 27 March 2016), Jane H. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001316336.

[19] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 27 March 2016), Julia A. Warnwood Morrill; memorial 64006626

[20] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 27 March 2016), Julia Ann Wormwood and William Morrill; FHL microfilm 0874029 IT 1.

[21] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 27 March 2016), Elizabeth Clark Wormwood Fernald; memorial 52834348.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), Elizabeth C. Wormwood Fernald; FHL microfilm 001316336, 001315201.

[22] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), Elizabeth C. Wormwood and Horace Fernald; FHL microfilm 11326.

[23] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), Joshua Clark and Emeline Wormwood; FHL microfilm 11326.  Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Joshua Clark and Emeline Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001428255.

[24] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 28 March 2016), Susan Edes Wormwood Schouler; memorial 114616088.

[25] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), William Schooler and Susan E. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 0873758 IT 1.

[26] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 10066, Augustus F. Wormwood, 2 December 1901; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[27] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 23 March 2016), Augustus F. Wormwood; memorial 43069169.

[28] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), Augustus F. Wormwood and Mary Ann Littlefield; FHL microfilm 11326.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 March 2016), Augustus F. Wormwood and Mary A. Littlefield; FHL microfilm 12622.

[29] Massachusetts, South Acton: page 96, Martha A. Wormwood Billings; FHL folder 004966541; certificate 18; FHL microfilm 5254085.

[30] Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 March 2016), Luther Billings and Martha A. Wormwood; FHL microfilm 001432877.

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