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Although a date is given, it is not always accurate unless there is a citation attached. I do plan to go back through past posts and get the citations attached to each family member and if time permits, a link to the cited document(s). All thought I believe most of the information be to somewhat accurate, I do value any and all criticism and help in finding the correct information.

Births on July 2nd

  • 1708 Hannah BOWDEN York, York, Maine.[1] She is my first cousin 8 times removed.
  • 1775 Mehetable JORDAN Saco, York, Maine.[2] She is my second cousin 6 times removed and my third cousin 5 times removed.
  • 1818 Andrew Peters JORDAN Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine.[3] He is my second cousin 5 times removed and my fifth cousin 7 times removed.
  • 1821 Hannah Jackson WENTWORTH Baldwin, Cumberland, Maine.[4] She is my fifth cousin 4 times removed.
  • 1834 Charles Franklin JORDAN Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[5] He is my fourth cousin 4 times removed and my fifth cousin 4 times removed.
  • 1839 Helen May CHIPMAN Union County, Ohio.[6] She is my fifth cousin 5 times removed through two different lines.
  • 1859 William Edwin LOWELL Saco, York, Maine.[7] He is my fifth cousin 4 times removed.
  • 1897 Winifred Eda ATWOOD Webster, Androscoggin, Maine.[8] She is my fifth cousin 2 times removed, sixth cousin 1 time removed, eighth cousin 4 times removed, eighth cousin 1 time removed and my ninth cousin.

[1] Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 26 August 2013), Abraham Bowden his children born in York of Martha his wife.

[2] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 33 [Mehetable Jordan #252].

[3] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 95 [Andrew Peters Jordan #1207].

[4] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 January 2016), Hannah Wentworth; FHL microfilm 10588.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 16 September 2015), Charles Franklin Jordan; FHL microfilm 10814.

[6] Charles C. Dawson, A Collection of Family Records: with biographical sketches and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DAWSON, or allied families of that name, first (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1874), 207; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 2 June 2016; Luther G. Dawson #4-8.

[7] Application, David Ingham Lowell, national 98427; Massachusetts 6484, descendant of Samuel Lowell; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.  Application, George Wilfred Lowell, national 52938; Massachusetts 5095, descendant of Samuel Lowell; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.

[8] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 9888, Winneford Eda Atwood, 2 July 1897; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 8 February 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  U.S. Social Security Administration, “United States Social Security Death Index; Death Master File,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 8 February 2016), Winifred E. Splaine.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 8 February 2016), Winifred E. Splaine; memorial 84555351.

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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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Louisa “Lovicey” C. WESCOTT

Louisa was my first cousin five times removed; we are related through her grandparents, my fifth great grandparents, William and Margaret (HANEY) WESCOTT.  She was enumerated in the 1820 and 1830 censuses with her parents in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[1]  She was enumerated in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses.

Louisa C. WESCOTT was born 13 February 1815 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[2]   She was the second child of Archibald and Nancy (LIMBURNER) WESCOTT.  She died 13 December 1893 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.  Louisa was interred at Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[3]  Louisa married Elnathan HINCKLEY 23 August 1838 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.  Elnathan was born 25 April 1802 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.  He is the son of Ebenezer and Elisabeth (COGGINS) HINCKLEY.  He died 5 December 1869.  Elnathan was interred at Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[4]

Louisa and Elnathan had the following children:

  1. Ebenezer Augustus was born 6 May 1838 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[5] He died 15 December 1913.  Ebenezer married Phebe WALKER 16 April 1871 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[6]  She was born 11 March 1849 in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.  She died 25 March 1919.
  2. James Henry was born 28 August 1839 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[7]
  3. Josephine Flint was born 30 November 1842 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[8] She died 18 December 1859.  Josephine was interred at Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[9]
  4. Mary Eloise was born 9 April 1846 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[10]
  5. Archibald Wescott was born 4 April 1848 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[11] He died 5 September 1919 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[12]  Archibald was interred in Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[13]
  6. Andrew Austin was born 11 April 1852 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[14] He married Frances GRAY 7 November 1874.  She was born 1855.  He died 1919.
  7. Edgar H. was born 5 February 1853 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[15] He died 2 February 1924 in Burbank, Los Angeles, CA.  He was interred at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles, CA.[16]  Edgar married Flora Ada MASON 29 April 1880.  She was born 1 October 1859 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.  She was the daughter of Pettiah MASON.
  8. Arthur E. was born 29 January 1856 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[17] He died 14 November 1886.  Arthur is interred at Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[18]
  9. Anna Dyer was born 24 October 1857 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[19] She died 2 January 1936 in Boise, Ada, ID.  She married twice, first to Harrison Allen TRIPP 15 Jun 1878.  Harrison was born 28 April 1841 in Sedgwick, Hancock, ME.  He died 28 August 1898 in Princeton Junction, NJ.  She married second Samuel Wakefield EASTMAN about 1908.  He was born 8 January 1849 in Lathrop, PA.  He died 8 February 1927 in Boise, Ada, ID.

 

 

 

 

[1] 1820 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, Penobscot, image 3 of 3, Archibald Wescott; NARA microfilm publication M33, 34.  1830 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, Penobscot, page 349, Archibald Wescott; NARA microfilm publication M19, 47.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 February 2015), Lovicey Wescott; FHL microfilm 10608.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2015), Louisa Hinckley; memorial 121988884.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2015), Elnathan Hinckley; memorial 121988651.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Eben Augustus Hinkley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[6] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Eben A. Hinckley and Phebe P. Walker; FHL microfilm 10608.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), James Henry Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Josephine Flint Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[9] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2015), Josephine F. Hinckley; memorial 121988552.

[10] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Mary Eloise Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[11] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Archibald Wescott Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[12] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine, Death and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Archibald W. Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10609.

[13] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2015), Archebald W. Hinckley; memorial 121982832.

[14] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Andrew Austin Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[15] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Edgar H. Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[16] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2015), Edgar Hinckley; memorial 47535121.

[17] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Arthur E. Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

[18] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 March 2014), Arthur E. Hinckley; memorial 121989061.

[19] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Annie D. Hinckley; FHL microfilm 10608.

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On this day…

Births:

Tristram JORDAN 11 April 1726-18 March 1727

Jacob ABBOT 11 April 1774-3 September 1813

Hannah JORDAN 11 April 1775-29 March 1857

Abigail MORRILL 11 April 1777-1837

John ADAMS 11 April 1787-

Peter BUTLER 11 April 1788-5 December 1865

Elizabeth A. JORDAN 11 April 1805-26 June 1847

Mary Ann JORDAN 11 April 1817-

Gardner JORDAN 11 April 1818

Harriet Sally JELLISON 11 April 1822-7 June 1890

Margaret JORDAN 11 April 1827-15 March 1897

Marilla JORDAN 11 April 1841-

Washington JORDAN 11 April 1844-15 January 1869

Andrew Austin HINCKLEY 11 April 1852-

Lucy Ann JORDAN 11 April 1862-12 January 1948

Warren MOSES 11 April 1893-January 1965

MARRIAGES

Clement JORDAN and Sarah WENTWORTH

James JORDAN and Anna CAREY

Eliot Frost SCAMMON and Sarah A. BRACEY

Heard Lord MOORE and Bathsheba HIGGINS

Asa JORDAN and Harriet WESTON

George R. PAGE and Sarah Sadie GOODWIN

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Lydia LOWELL

Lydia Lowell is my first cousin, six time removed.  We are related through her grandfather, my sixth great grandfather Archibald HANEY.  Only one of Lydia and Samuel’s children lived past one year.  Lydia is enumerated in the 1850 census with her son Samuel’s family in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME[1].  Not sure where Lydia and son Samuel lived prior to the 1850 census, but according to one book the son Samuel was raised by his grandfather Jedidiah, therefore I believe that Lydia and Samuel lived with Jedidiah in Blue Hill, due to the difficulty determining the people living in the home prior to the 1850 census I cannot be sure.

Lydia LOWELL was born 2 February 1789 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME to parents Eliphalet and Elizabeth (HANEY) LOWELL[2].  She died 7 May 1857.  She is interred at Old Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[3]  Lydia married Samuel Phelps HOLT 4 April 1813 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[4]   Samuel was born 8 July 1785 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME to Jedidiah and Sarah (THORNDIKE) HOLT.[5]   Samuel died 29 September 1827 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME, he as interred at Old Cemetery in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[6]

Lydia and Samuel had the following children:

  1. Samuel P. Holt, Jr. born 12 March 1818 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[7] He died at age 1 month 12 April 1818.[8]  Samuel is interred at Old Cemetery, Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[9]
  2. Samuel P. Holt, Jr. born 13 September 1820 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME[10]. He died in 16 October 1889 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.[11]  Samuel was interred at Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery in Staten Island, Richmond, NY.[12]  He married Mary Jane OSGOOD 17 September 1844 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[13]  Mary Jane was born 28 Jane 1820 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[14]  She is the daughter of Joseph and Phebe OSGOOD.
  3. Mary Ann Malcom was born 31 May 1822 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[15] Mary Ann married Reuben Newell ELLIS 18 December 1844 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[16]  Reuben was born 25 August 1819 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[17]  He is the son of Nathan and Dolly ELLIS.  Reuben died 17 January 1890 in Sommerville, Middlesex, MA.[18]
  4. George Stillman born 6 Jul 1827 in Maine. He died at 8 months, 8 March 1828.[19]   George is interred at Old Cemetery, Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[20]

 

[1] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Blue Hill, 76 (stamped), dwelling 199, family 209, Samuel P. Holt; NARA microfilm publication M432, 254.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 February 2015), Lydia Lowell; FHL microfilm 11752.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 2 February 2015), Lydia Holt; memorial 75867286.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 2 February 2015), Lydia Holt; FHL microfilm 1315422.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 February 2015), Samuel Holt and Lydia Lowell; FHL microfilm 11752.  Access Genealogy, Holt Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine (www.accessgenealogy.com : online 2 February 2015), Jedediah Holt.

[5] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 February 2015), Samuel Holt and Lydia Lowell; FHL microfilm 11752.  Access Genealogy, Holt Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine (www.accessgenealogy.com : online 2 February 2015), Jedediah Holt.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Samuel Phelps Holt; FHL microfilm 10608.

[6] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 February 2015), Samuel Holt and Lydia Lowell; FHL microfilm 11752.  Access Genealogy, Holt Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine (www.accessgenealogy.com : online 2 February 2015), Jedediah Holt.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 2 February 2015), Samuel P. Holt; memorial 75867309.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 March 2015), Samuel Phelps Holt; FHL microfilm 10608.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org :

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Richard WESTCOAT

Richard is my seventh great granduncle we are related through his parents, my eighth great grandparents, Richard and Hannah (HALEY) WESCOTT.  Richard was a shipwright in York County, ME.[1]  The family resided in in York County, ME.[2]  Richard wrote his will 8 September 1756, about two years before his death.[3]

Richard WESTCOAT was born 1700 in York, York, ME.  He died 5 August 1758.  Richard married Mary WARDWELL 14 May 1729 in York County, ME.[4]  Mary was born 9 March 1711 in York, York, ME.[5]  Mary was the daughter of Eliakim and Ruth (BRAGDON) WARDWELL.  She married second Thomas HASKELL 5 Aug 1758 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  He was born about 1710.

Richard and Mary had the following children:

  1. Anna was born 2 March 1729 in York, York, ME.[6] She was not named in the will, not sure if she died before him or if she was married and out of the house.
  2. Prudence Mary “Polly” was born 9 Jan 1731 in York, York, ME.[7] She died in Waltham, Hancock, ME.  Prudence married George HASLAM 9 November 1754 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  George was born in 1735 in East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.  He died 1798 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.  She was not named in the will, not sure if this was an oversight or intentional.
  3. Josiah was born 28 April 1734 in York, York, ME.[8] Josiah married Mary HOYT 14 December 1760 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.  She was the daughter of John and Lettice (HASTY) HOYT.
  4. Eliakim was born in 1740. He died 3 November 1816 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.  Although no records were found, he is named in his father’s will.
  5. Joseph was born in 1742. Although no records can be found for him, he is named in his father’s will.
  6. Abigail was born in 1744 and died in December 1798. Although no records can be found for her, she is named in her father’s will.
  7. Although no records can be found for her, she is named in her father’s will.

Will of Richard WESTCOAT[9]
Will Text: In the Name of God Amen, I Richard Westcot of Falmouth in the County of York, and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Shipwright being Weak and infirm of Body, But thro Gods Goodness of a Sound mind & Memory, for which I bless him, and expecting Speedily to be called by Death to appear before God, and be disposed of by him for Eternity; Do therefore make this my last Will & Testament committing my immortal Soul to God, who gave it, and my Saviour who redeemed it; and my Body to the Earth for a Decent Interment, hoping for a part in the Resurrection of the just. And as touching Such Worldly Estate as God has given me, I will & dispose of it in the following Manner.I. My whole Estate real & personal of Land Housing Stock Goods & Chattels Money & Moveables Debts owing to me, excepting as hereafter excepted, I give & bequeath to my eldest Son Josiah Westcot his Heirs & Assigns, under Such Limitations Conditions and Restrictions as Shall hereafter be mentioned.II. But it is to be understood that my Said Son Josiah Westcot on Consideration of his having my Estate as above do be at the Expence of my having a decent Burial that he take good Care that his Mother be well Subsisted & maintained as to every thing She Shall want during her Naturl Life, and that he pay to each of my other Children eight Shillings lawful Money, to each Son the Said Sum when they Shall arrive to the Age of twenty one; and to each Daughter at the Age of Eighteen.III. It is also my Will that my two youngest Sons namely Ioseph Westcoat & Eliakim Westcot do live with my Said Son Josiah Westcot he well providing for them till they Shall arrive to the Age of fourteen Years he having ye profit of their Labour during that term; And also that my two youngest Daughters Abigail Westcot & Alice Westcot do likewise live with my Son Iosiah Westcot till they Shall arrive to age convenient for them to go to live abroad; and that then they do accordingly go abroad to live. And I would have Said Sons Joseph & Eliakim at Liberty to go & live with whom they Shall incline to live after they Shall have arrived to ye Age of fourteen years as before mentioned.IV. I appoint my Said Son Josiah Westcot, Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testamt.V. Though I have given my Son Iosiah Westcot the most of my Estate as above, yet it is to be understood that I reserve So much of it as Shall answer all the above Articles in Case of any Default by him. And I do hereby utterly revoke disallow all former Wills Testaments Legacys & Bequests whatsoever, ratifying this to be my last Will & Testamt. The thirteenth line interlined wth the word Care.In Witness to all above I hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this eighth Day of Septemr in the Year of our Lord 1756 One Thousand Seven hundred & fifty six.Richard Westcot (Seal)Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Sd Richard Westcot as his last Will & Testamt in the Presence of us ye Subscribers Ionathan Freeman Ionathan Freeman junr Willm Tompson.Probated 25 Oct. 1756.

 

[1] Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 719 [WARDWELL], 739 [WESCOTT].

[2] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descendants,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 23 August 2013), William Wescott.  Sybil Noys Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 719 [WARDWELL], 739 [WESCOTT].

[3] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penobscot, Maine: Their Ancestry and Descentants,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 23 August 2013), William Wescott.  “Wills Recorded in District of Maine Prvious to 1750, and in York County to 1774: Until 1692 wills were recorded in the Records of the Inferior and Superior Courts,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 9, number 4 (1898), online archives, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 5 March 2015), Richard Westcoat, Oct. 25, 1756; page 116.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 July 2013), Westcoat & Wardwell 13 May 1729.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Mary Wardwall; FHL microfilm 12836.

[6] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Anna Westcoat; FHL microfilm 12836.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Prudence Westcoat; FHL microfilm 12836.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 5 March 2015), Josiah Wescott; FHL microfilm 12836.

[9] William M. Sargent, data, “Maine Wills, 1640-1760,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 5 March 2015), Richard Westcot; Probate Office, 9,179.

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Mercy LOWELL

Mercy is my first cousin six times removed; we are related through her grandparents, my seventh great grandparents, Joseph and Mary (JONES) LOWELL.

Mercy LOWELL was born 15 February 1791 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[1]  Mercy is the daughter of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (HANEY) LOWELL.  She died 10 September 1866 in Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME.  Mercy is interred at Old German Cemetery in Waldoboro, Hancock, ME.[2]  Mercy married John SIDES 31 May 1824 in Warren, Hancock, ME, intentions published 15 May 1824.[3]  John was born 1779 in Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME.  He died 29 Jul 1837.  John was interred at Old German Cemetery in Waldoboro, Hancock, ME.[4]

Mercy and John had the following children:

  1. Eliza was born 1826. She died 21 September 1853.  Eliza is interred at Old German Cemetery in Waldoboro, Hancock, ME.[5]
  2. Henrietta C. was born about 1831 in Waldoboro, Hancock, ME. She married Andrew M. Pierce 23 December 1854 by Rev. J. Streeter.[6]  Andrew was born about 1827.  He is the son of William Pierce.
  3. Alice was born 1 August 1837 in Waldoboro, Hancock, ME. She died 6 November 1865 in Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME.  She was interred at Dutch Neck Cemetery in Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME.[7]  Alice married Arthur Jones TROWBRIDGE in 1860 in Waldoboro, Lincoln, ME.[8]

[1] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 February 2015), Marcy Lowell; FHL microfilm 11752.

[2] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 2 March 2015), Mercy Sides; FHL microfilm 001316218.

[3] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 February 2015), John Sides and Mercy Lowell; FHL micofilm 12306, 12308.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 March 2015), John Sides and Mercy Lowell; FHL microfilm 12306.

[4] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 2 March 2015), John Sides; FHL microfilm 001316218.

[5] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 2 March 2015), Eliza Sides; FHL microfilm 001316218.

[6] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 2 March 1895), Andrew M. Pierce and Henrietta C. Sides; FHL microfilm 818097.

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 2 March 2015), Alice S. Trowbridge; memorial 139481446.

[8] Francis Bacon Trowbridge, The Trowbridge Genealogy: History of the Trowbridge Family in America, vol. 1 (New Haven, Conn.: Compiler, 1908), 697; images online, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 2 March 2015; Arthur Jones Trowbridge married Alice Sides 1860.

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