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Leonard Goodwin FROST

Leonard is my eighth cousin four times removed; we are related through Percival and Rebecca LOWELL.  He had many professions: carpenter, sawmill worker, electrician, and farmer.[1]  He was enumerated with his parents in 1850 and 1860 in Eliot, York, Maine.[2]  He was enumerated with his wife and brother George in 1870 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.[3]  He was enumerated with his wife and children in 1880 and 1900 in Berwick, York, Maine.[4]

Leonard Goodwin FROST was born 29 January 1848 in Eliot, York, Maine.[5]  He was the son of Joseph Dependence and Sarah M. (JELLISON) FROST.  He died 11 January 1909.[6]  He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick, York, Maine.[7]  Leonard married Ellen Frances SHAPLEIGH 4 June 1870 in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire by Rev. Clark Carter.[8]  Ellen was born 13 April 1849 in Lebanon, York, Maine.[9]  She was the daughter of Edwin and Abbie H. (CARPENTER) SHAPLEIGH.  She died 8 January 1918 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts of hypertrophy and dilatation of heart.[10]  She is interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Berwick, York, Maine.[11]

Leonard and Ellen had the following children:

  1. Ernest Albert FROST was born 23 July 1874 in Berwick, York, Maine.[12] He died 24 November 1919 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts of apoplexy and cerebral hemorrhage.[13]  He never married.
  2. Grace Lillian FROST was born 14 July 1876 in Berwick, York, Maine.[14] She died 7 September 1965 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Grace married Alfred Willard DURGIN 9 June 1897 in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire by Rev. G. H. SPENCER; intentions filed 29 May 1897.[15]  Alfred was born 29 January 1871.[16]  He was the son of Benjamin and Mary (COLE) DURGIN.  He died 28 November 1935 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  Grace and Alfred had no children.
  3. William Edwin FROST was born 15 November 1880 in Berwick, York, Maine.[17] He died in 1960.  William married Ruby CLINE.[18]  Ruby was born in 1899.  She died 28 September 1986.  She was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida.[19]  William and Ruby had two children.

[1] 1870 United States census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Haverhill, ward 6, page 12, dewlling 74, family 111, Leonard Frost; NARA microfilm publication M593,  1880 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Berwick, Enumeration District (ED) 180, page 21, 36 (stamped), dwelling 175, family 236, Leonard G. W. Frost; FHL microfilm 1254490; NARA microfilm publication T9, 490.  1900 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Berwick, Enumeration District (ED) 0222, page 109A, 37 (stamped), dwelling 94, family 101, Leonard Frost; FHL microfilm 1240602; NARA microfilm publication T623, 602.  John Eldridge Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family (Milford, N.H.: Cabinet Press, 1985), 89, 114; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 22 June 2016; Leonard G. Frost #829.

[2] 1850 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Eliot, 256 (stamped), dwelling 338, family 371, Dependence Frost; NARA microfilm publication M432, 274.  1860 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Eliot, page 11, dwelling 104, family 105, Joseph D. Frost; FHL microfilm 803450; NARA microfilm publication M653, 450.

[3] 1870 United States census, Essex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Haverhill, ward 6, page 12, dewlling 74, family 111, Leonard Frost.

[4] 1880 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Berwick, ED 180, page 21, 36 (stamped), dwelling 175, family 236, Leonard G. W. Frost; FHL microfilm 1254490.  1900 U.S. census, York County, Maine, population schedule, Berwick, ED 0222, page 109A, 37 (stamped), dwelling 94, family 101, Leonard Frost; FHL microfilm 1240602.

[5] Hannah Chandler Shapleigh Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant: a series of historical papers and records, first (United States: Shapleigh Family Association, 1968), 65; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 21 June 2016; Ellen Frances Shapleigh.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016), Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Wilbury Daniel Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922 (1922; reprint, Sanford, Maine: The Averill Press, 1922), 65, Leonard G. Frost; online images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 22 June 2016.

[6] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.  Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.

[7] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 June 2016), Leonard G. Frost; memorial 164474634.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.

[8] New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016), Leonard Frost and Nellie F. Shapleigh; FHL microfilm 1000992.  New Hampshire New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2016), Leonard Frost and Nellie F. Shapleigh; FHL microfilm 1000992.  “New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947,” images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestr.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2016), Leonard Frost and Nellie F. Shapleigh.  Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Ralph Sylvester Bartlett, “Alexander Shapleigh of Kittery, Maine, and Some of His Descendants,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 95 (1941), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 June 2016), Ellen Frances Shapleigh; vol. 95, page 332.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.

[9] Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Massachusetts, FHL digital folder 005093407: certificate 12, page 348, Ellen Shapleigh Frost; FHL microfilm 5254085.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Bartlett, “Alexander Shapleigh of Kittery, Maine, and Some of His Descendants,” Ellen Frances Shapleigh; vol. 95, page 332.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.

[10] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.  Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Massachusetts, FHL digital folder 005093407: certificate 12, page 348.

[11] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Massachusetts, FHL digital folder 005093407: certificate 12, page 348.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.

[12] Massachusetts, FHL digital folder 005203441: certificate 636, page 471, Ernest Albert Frost; FHL microfilm 5254085.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.  “U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 22 June 2016), Ernest Albert Frost; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, roll 1674358; serial 2068.

[13] Massachusetts, FHL digital folder 005203441: certificate 636, page 471.  “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch, Leonard G. Frost; FHL microfilm 001315208.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Spencer, Burial Inscriptions and other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maione to the year 1922, 65.

[14] Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016), Grace Frost; FHL microfilm 9789.  Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002340, 000009789, Grace Frost, 14 July 1876; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 22 June 2016), Grace Frost.

[15] New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 June 2016), Alfred W. Durgin and Grace L. Frost; FHL microfilm 1000984.  Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  New Hampshire Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920,” database online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 22 June 2016), Alfred W. Durgin and Grace L. Frost; FHL microfilm 1000983.  New Hampshire New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947,” online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 22 June 2016), Grace L. Frost and Alfred W. Durgin; FHL microfilm 1000984.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.

[16] Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.

[17] Tibbetts, The Descendants of Alexander Shapleigh the Immigrant, 65.  Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016), William E. Frost; FHL microfilm 9789.  Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002340, 000009789, William E. Frost, 15 November 1880; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  William Edwin Frost, 263-32-9691, April 1943, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 23 June 2016), William E. Frost.  Harry Gardner Cutler, History of Florida Past and Present: historical and biographical, first (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1923), page 267; images online, Google, Google (www.google.com : online 22 June 2016; William E. Frost.

[18] Frost, The Nicholas Frost Family, 89, 114.  Cutler, History of Florida Past and Present, page 267.

[19] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 23 June 2016), Ruby C. Frost; memorial 29900154.

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Zebedee CHANDLER

Zebedee is my third cousin six times removed; we are related through Captain Joseph and Joanna (THOMAS) VAUGHAN.  There are a large number of men with this name and it can be confusing as to which one is which, I believe I have the correct person in all the attached records and dates.  The name is a biblical name meaning “God has given” or “abundant”.  There are variations of the name in records such as Zibida, Zebadee and Zibidee and more.  Due to the confusion with records I cannot verify if he served in the War of 1812, though there was a Zebedee Chandler that served from Massachusetts.  Also due to the name confusion some of the children listed may or may not be his children.  I will put an * next to all those that are possibly his children.  He worked as a peddler in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Zebedee CHANDLER was born 6 April 1785 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[1]  He was the son of Lt. Zebedee and Zerviah (CUSHMAN) CHANDLER.  He died of cholera on 15 July 1849 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]  He is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[3]  Zebedee married Ruth COLE 28 July 1804 by Rev. John HOWLAND in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts with intentions filed 1 July 1804 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[4]  Ruth was born 9 September 1785 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[5]  She was the daughter of Job and Mary (SAVERY) COLE.   She died 27 August 1834 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[6]  She is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[7]

Zebedee and Ruth had the following children:

  1. Job Cole CHANDLER born 22 or 23 December 1804 in Carver or Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[8] He also has many other dates listed such as 23 December 1803 (death record); 1804 by itself with no location on a Sons of the American Revolutionary War application; 1804 in Carver on Find a Grave and another death record; 13 December 1804 listed in a book.[9]  I believe the December 1804 date to be the correct date.  He died of paralysis on 15 March 1886 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[10]  He is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[11]  Job married Nancy Bradford SHERMAN 11 April 1830 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[12]  Nancy was born 23 June 1813 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[13]  She is the daughter of Joseph and Nancy (BRADFORD) SHERMAN.  She died 24 September 1891 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[14]  She is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[15]  They had 8 children.
  2. Zebedee CHANDLER* born about 1805.
  3. Mary CHANDLER born 25 April 1806 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[16] She is also listed as born in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts in one book.[17]  She died 4 August 1872 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[18]  She is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[19] Mary married Levi SHURTLEFF 10 November 1825 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts by Nehemiah Cable, Esq.; with intentions filed 1 October 1825 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[20]  The date of 10 November 1824 was also listed in a book.[21]  Levi was born 3 March 1801 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[22]  He was the son of Gideon and Lucy (SHAW) SHURTLEFF.  He died 9 October 1878 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[23]  He is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[24]  They had nine children.
  4. Caroline CHANDLER born 13 November 1807 in Plympton, Massachusetts.[25] She died of enlargement of the heart on 15 May 1857 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[26]  Find a Grave has the date of 13 Jun 1857 which I believe is incorrect.[27]  She is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[28]  Caroline married Job MORTON 10 March 1832 or June 1832 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[29]  Job was born 9 August 1790 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He was the son of Job and Patience (CROOKER) MORTON.  He died 18 June 1849 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[30]  They had three children.
  5. Zebedee CHANDLER* born about 1809. He married Betsey H. BRIGGS 17 September 1841 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.[31]  Betsey died 12 May 1845 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[32]  She is interred at Lakenham Cemetery in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[33]  They had one daughter who died as a young child.
  6. Isaac CHANDLER born 21 September 1809 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[34] He died 10 January 1824.[35]
  7. Hannah CHANDLER born 11 September 1811.[36] She died 25 October 1811.[37]
  8. Josiah CHANDLER* 12 September 1812.[38] He died 25 January 1825.[39]
  9. Ruth C. CHANDLER* born 12 September 1814.[40] On her death record and tombstone she is listed as being born in 1819.[41]  She died of valvular heart disease on 2 January 1896 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.[42]  She is interred at West Barnstable Cemetery in West Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.[43]  Ruth married William F. Jones 20 June 1841 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts; with intentions filed 29 May 1841 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[44]  William was born about 1819.[45]  He was the son of Benjamin and Betsey (CROCKER) JONES.  He died about 1915.  He is interred at West Barnstable Cemetery in West Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.[46]  They had one daughter.
  10. Benjamin P.T. CHANDLER* born 3 October 1816.[47] He died 29 April 1818.[48]
  11. Mercy Savery CHANDLER* 19 October 1818 in Massachusetts.[49] She has other dates listed in other sources such as 16 October 1818 and 1819.[50]  She died of consumption on 12 January 1853 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[51]  In one book she is listed as dying 9 January 1853.[52]  Mercy married Samuel T. RIDGWAY Jr., 6 November 1836 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[53]  Samuel was born 12 November 1813 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.  He was the son of Jared and Mehitable (GARDNER) REED.  He died 9 April 1896 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  They had two children.
  12. Albert F. CHANDLER born 1821 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[54] He died of heart disease and chronic hepatitis on 29 March 1886 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[55]  He is interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[56]  Albert married twice; he married first to Sarah W. TOLMAN.[57]  Sarah died 10 May 1851 in Massachusetts.  She is interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[58]  They had two children.  Albert married second to Martha B. FULLER 5 November 1857 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[59]  She was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah FULLER.  She died of acute exacerbation of chronic nephritis on 30 August 1907 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[60]  She is interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[61]  I cannot find any children of this marriage.
  13. Sarah B. CHANDLER* born 21 December 1825 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[62] She died 25 March 1858 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[63]  Sarah married Miles Barrows PRATT 12 January 1852 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts by W. G. Sargant.[64]  Other dates and locations are 1851 in Massachusetts; 25 December 1851 in Worcester, Massachusetts.[65]  Miles was born 17 September 1825 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[66]  Miles is the son of David and Sarah (BARROWS) PRATT.  He died 9 August 1882 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[67] They had no children.

 

The above Zebedee (#2) and Zebedee (#5) are mentioned in various records as his son, there was another Zebedee CHANDLER with a wife Ruth living in another part of Massachusetts at the same time period, so they me connected to that Zebedee.  Other noted children, may or may not belong to this other Zebedee, though they often referred to the wife as Ruth COLE, so there is no guarantee as to whom they belong.  I do believe that all the Zebedee’s living in the Plymouth County at this time period are related in some manner.

[1] Carol May and Elise May Ray, “A Glimpse into the Life of… The Zebedee Chandlers,” database, Chandler Family Association, The Chandler Family Association (chandlerfamilyassociation.org: online 20 April 2016), Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[2] A. W. Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary): descended from early immigrants to New England and Philidelphia with introductory articles of the orgin and history of the names, and of English families of the name Savery in its various forms; a detailed sketch of the life and labors of William Savery, Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends; and appendixes containing an account of Savery’s invention of the steam engine, and extracts from English, New England, and Barbadoes records relating to families of both names, first (Boston: The Collin Press, 1893), 77; images online, Google, Google (www.books.google.com : online 20 April 2016; Ruth Cole #111.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 41: 78, Zebedee Chandler; FHL microfilm 959812; FHL microfilm 4282859.  1850 United States census, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, mortality schedule, Carver, image 14 of 33, Zebedee Chandler; FHL microfilm 1421015; NARA microfilm publication T655.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Zebedee Chandler; memorial 370430190.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[4] Ernest Byron Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633: Also a record of the families of Lieutenant Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich, 1635; Lieutenant Edward Winship, of Cambridge, 1635; and Simon Huntingdon, of Norwich, England, 1635; with a complete record of the Cole, Coole, and Cowle Families in America in the Revolution, first (New York: The Grafton Press, MCMVIII (1908)), 129; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 19 April 2016; Ruth Cole #795.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).  The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of the Town of Plympton, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 278; images online, Internet Archives, Internet Archives (archive.org : online 20 April 2016; Zebedee Jr of P. and Ruth Cole of Carver, int. July 1, 1804.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Zebedee Chandler and Ruth Cole; 28 July 1804; Carver; town records, with births, marriages and deaths.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Zebedee Chandler and Ruth Cole; 28 July 1804; Carver; town records.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Carver Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), 94; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 19 April 2016; Zebedee Chandler and Ruth Cole; 28 July 1804.

[5] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole; 9 September 1785; Carver; births, marriages and deaths.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole; 9 September 1785; Carver; town records, with births, marriages and deaths.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole; 9 September 1785; Carver; vital record transcripts.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole; 9 September 1785; vital records of Carver.  Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633, 129.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[6] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Ruth Cole; Carver; births, marriages and deaths, page 67.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole Chandler; memorial 37030230.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[8] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Chandler; Carver; births, marriages and deaths, page 67.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Chandler; birth 22 Dec 1804.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Chandler; birth 22 Dec 1804.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Carver Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), 20; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 20 April 2016; Job Chandler; birth 22 Dec 1804.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Cole Chandler; Plympton; town records, with births, marriages and deaths, page 627.

[9] Application, Roy Francis Perkins Jr., national 70017; Rhode Island 1117, descendant of Captain John Bradford; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.  Genealogical Society of Utah Salt Lake City, data collected, “Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Job Cole Chandler; FHL microfilm 960232.  Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[10] Application, Roy Francis Perkins Jr., national 70017; Rhode Island 1117, Sons of the American Revolution.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 374: 323, Job Cole Chandler; FHL mcirofilm 960232; FHL microfilm 4282859.  Genealogical Society of Utah Salt Lake City, data collected, “Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Job Cole Chandler; FHL microfilm 960232.

[11] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 374: 323.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Job C. Chandler; memorial 103535051.

[12] Application, Roy Francis Perkins Jr., national 70017; Rhode Island 1117, Sons of the American Revolution.  The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of the Town of Plympton, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 277; images online, Internet Archives, Internet Archives (archive.org : online 20 April 2016; Job Cole Chandler of P., s. Zebedee Jr., grand s. Zebedee, and Nancy Bradford Sherman of P., d. Lt. Joseph of P., Apr. 11, 1830.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Cole Chandler and Nancy Bradford Sherman; FHL microfilm 0874028 item 2.  Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633, 129.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of the Town of Plympton, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 187; images online, Internet Archives, Internet Archives (archive.org : online 20 April 2016; Nancy Bradford Sherman [dup. w. Job Cole Chandler (s. Zebedee Jr. and Ruth)], Jun 2, 1813.  Mary Ellis Augsbury, Historian General, Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, vol. XLI (41) (Washington, D.C.: NSDAR, 1915), 320; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 20 April 2016; Mrs. Ida M. Chandler Farrington #40864.

[13] Application, Roy Francis Perkins Jr., national 70017; Rhode Island 1117, Sons of the American Revolution.  The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of the Town of Plympton, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923), 187; images online, Internet Archives, Internet Archives (archive.org : online 20 April 2016; Nancy Bradford Sherman [dup. w. Job Cole Chandler (s. Zebedee Jr. and Ruth)], Jun 2, 1813.

[14] Application, Roy Francis Perkins Jr., national 70017; Rhode Island 1117, Sons of the American Revolution.

[15] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Nancy Bradford Sherman Chandler; memorial 103836051.

[16] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Mercy Chandler; birth 25 April 1806; Plympton; Town Records with births, marriages and deaths, page 627.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Mercy Chandler; birth 25 April 1806; Plympton; Vital Records Transcripts; page 56.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[17] Benjamin Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff: Takend from the original editiond published in 1912, 1976 revised edition (San Francisco, California: 1976), 211; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 19 April 2016; Levi Shurtleff #403.

[18] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 211.

[19] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Mary Chandler Shurtleff; memorial 50457999.

[20] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Levi Shurtleff and Miss Mary Chandler; intention 1 October 1825; Carver; Town Records.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Mary Chandler and Levi Shurtleff; FHL microfilm 0874029 IT 3.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Marey Chandler and Levi Shurtleff; marriage 10 November 1825; Carver; Town Records with births, marriages and deaths, page 172.

[21] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 211.

[22] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 211.

[23] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 211.

[24] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Levi Shurtleff; memorial 50457773.

[25] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler; birth 13 November 1807; Plympton; Town Records with births, marriages and deaths page 627.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[26] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 112: 279, Caroline Morton; death 15 May 1857; FHL microfilm 960173; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[27] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Caroline Chandler Morton; memorial 60177212.

[28] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Caroline Chandler Morton; memorial 60177212.

[29] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler and Job Morton; FHL microfilm 0874028 IT 3.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler and Job Morton; marriage 10 Mar 1832; FHL microfilm 0874029 IT 3.  Ancestry.com, “Massachusetts, Town Marriage Records, 1620-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler and Job Morton; marriage 10 March 1832; Vital Records of Carver.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler and Job Morton; int. 10 March 1832; Carver; Vital Records Transcripts page 93.  Massachusetts Vital Records: 93, Caroline Chandler and Job Morton, 10 March 1832; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  American Antiquarian Society, “Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1784-1840,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Caroline Chandler and Job Morton, Jr.; citing Index of Marriages in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel 1784-1840, page 663.  Ernest Byron Cole, The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth 1633: Also a record of the families of Lieutenant Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich, 1635; Lieutenant Edward Winship, of Cambridge, 1635; and Simon Huntingdon, of Norwich, England, 1635; with a complete record of the Cole, Coole, and Cowle Families in America in the Revolution, first (New York: The Grafton Press, MCMVIII (1908)), 129; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 19 April 2016; Caroline Chandler; #1538.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[30] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 April 2016), Job Morton; memorial 60177251.

[31] Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[32] Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[33] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 19 April 2016), Ruth Cole Chandler; memorial 37030230.  Ray, The Chandler Family Association, Zebedee Chandler, Jr. (#3) (Zebedee > Lt. Zebedee).

[34] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Isaac Chandler; FHL microfilm 0874028 IT 2.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 April 2016), Isaac Chandler; birth 21 September 1809; Plympton; Town Records with births, marriages and deaths, page 627.  Massachusetts Vital Records: 55, Isaac Chandler, 21 September 1809; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[35] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[36] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[37] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[38] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[39] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[40] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[41] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 April 2016), Ruth C. Chandler Jones; memorial 5762924.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Barnstable: FHL microfilm 961518, Ruth Chandler Jones; death 2 January 1896; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[42] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Barnstable: FHL microfilm 961518.  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Ruth Chandler Jones; death 2 January 1896; _ up through 1902; 1896.

[43] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Ruth C. Chandler Jones; memorial 5762924.

[44] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 April 2016), William F. Jones and Ruth Chandler; marriage 20 Jun 1841; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 April 2016), William F. Jones and Ruth Chandler; intention 29 May 1841; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p298, Mr. William F. Jones & Miss Ruth Chandler, 29 May 1841; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[45] Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts (New York: H. W. Blake & Co., 1890), 438; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 21 April 2016; William F. Jones.

[46] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 April 2016), William F. Jones; memorial 5762931.

[47] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[48] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[49] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 76: 180, Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 960169; death 12 January 1853; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[50] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Genealogical Society of Utah Salt Lake City, data collected, “Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 1940671.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 76: 180, Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 960169; death 12 January 1853; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[51] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 76: 180, Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 960169; death 12 January 1853; FHL microfilm 4282859.  Genealogical Society of Utah Salt Lake City, data collected, “Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 1940671.

[52] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[53] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Mr. Samuel Ridgway and Miss mary S. Chandler; Stoughton; births, marriages and deaths; page 12.  Genealogical Society of Utah Salt Lake City, data collected, “Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910,” database index, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 18 April 2016), Mercy S. Ridgway; FHL microfilm 1940671.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[54] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 375: 84, Albert F. Chandler; death 29 March 1886; FHL microfilm 960233; FHL microfilm 4282859.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler; death 29 March 1886; Boston; Boston deaths, 1886.

[55] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 375: 84, Albert F. Chandler; death 29 March 1886; FHL microfilm 960233; FHL microfilm 4282859.  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert Chandler; death 29 March 1886; up through 1902; 1886 page 84.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler; death 29 March 1886; Boston; Boston deaths, 1886.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler; death 29 March 1886; Boston; births, marriages and deaths.

[56] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler; memorial 129020005.

[57] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[58] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 April 2016), Sarah W. Chandler; memorial 129019979.

[59] Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler and Martha R. Fuller; marriage 5 November 1857; FHL microfilm 001433016.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 March 2016), Albert F. Chandler and Martha R. Fuller; marriage 5 November 1857; Boston; marriage, 1857.  Massachusetts New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915,” online images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler and Martha R. Fuller; marriage 5 November 1857; up through 1910; 1857.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Albert F. Chandler and Martha R. Fuller; Boston; births, marriages and deaths.  Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[60] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston: certificate 7743; 650 (stamped), Martha R. Chandler; death 30 August 1907; FHL microfilm 2258903; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[61] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston: certificate 7743; 650 (stamped), Martha R. Chandler; death 30 August 1907; FHL microfilm 2258903; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[62] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.

[63] Solon F. Whitney, Historical Sketches of Watertown, Massachusetts: complied in part for history of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, first (Philidelphia: J. W. Lewis & Co., 1890), 430; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 21 April 2016; Miles Pratt.

[64] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 April 2016), Miles Pratt and Sarah B. Chandler; marriage 12 January 1852; Barnstable; births, marriages and deaths; page 98.

[65] Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary), 77.  Solon F. Whitney, Historical Sketches of Watertown, Massachusetts: complied in part for history of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, first (Philidelphia: J. W. Lewis & Co., 1890), 430; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 21 April 2016; Miles Pratt.  Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 April 2016), Sarah B. Chandler and Miles Pratt; marriage 25 December 1851; FHL microfilm 001432876.

[66] Whitney, Historical Sketches of Watertown, Massachusetts, 430.

[67] Whitney, Historical Sketches of Watertown, Massachusetts, 430.

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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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Thomas WORMWOOD

Thomas is my sixth great uncle; we are related through his parents William and Jane (COLE) WORMWOOD.  Thomas was a defendant in a debt case in October 1757 in York County, ME.[1]  Thomas lived on land that he obtained from his father on the western side of the Mousam River.[2]

Thomas WORMWOOD died 1766.  He married Hannah EVANS 17 May 1738/9 in Wells, York, ME.[3]  Intention filed 9 December 1738 in Wells, York, ME.[4]  Hannah is the daughter of Edward and Dorcas (BUSEY) EVANS.

Thomas and Hannah had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth baptized 19 July 1741.
  2. William was born 17 August 1743 in Wells, York, ME.[5] He died 4 Jun 1818.  William is interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, ME.[6]  He married Keziah GOOCH.  She was born 24 February 1748 in Biddeford.  She was the daughter of Jedidiah and Hannah (MOORE) GOOCH.  She died 25 December 1839.  Keziah was interred at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk, York, ME.[7]
  3. Eli was baptized 10 July 1744. He married Elizabeth MOORE 14 November 1765 in Biddeford, York, ME [they are first cousins]. Elizabeth was born 1740 in Biddeford, York, ME [she is my fifth great grand aunt].  She was the daughter of Wyatt and Elizabeth (WORMWOOD) MOORE [my sixth great grandparents].  Elizabeth died 1830 in Deer Isle, Hancock, ME.
  4. Andrew was baptized 23 April 1749.
  5. Jane was baptized 7 July 1751
  6. Abijah was baptized 8 July 1753. Abijah on 8 May 1775 joined the  Revolutionary Was and was in Capt. Jesse Dorman’s Company, Colonel James Scamman’s 30th Regiment from Wells, York, ME.  Andrew was baptized 25 April 1756
  7. Abner was baptized 1759.

History of Wells and Kennebunk… excerpt about Thomas and son Abner Wormwood[8]

“on the Mousam below was the Larrabee village, consisting on one side of Larrabee’s, Littlefield’s, and Look’s houses, the latter of which was occupied by John Butland, Look having moved to Saco.  Below was the house of Thomas Wormwood, and forty rods further down, on the edge of the highland, that of John Freeze.  Above , near the river, opposite the gravel bed, the house of Samuel Emons.  On the western side of the river was the house of Thomas Wormword, jr., where the late Abner Wormwood lived, and above, at the foot of the pasture of the late Geo. W. Wallingford, Esq., was the house of Edward Evans, the cellar of which is still to be seen.  The houses of John Look and Thomas Wormwood were garrisoned, each of them protected by a wall, twelve fee high, made of large timber, extending to the eaves of the house, and sufficiently far from it to leave an intervening space wide enough for all the out-door work.  Below, on the Great Hill, was the house built by Samuel Sawyer, since occupied by John Burks.  At the eastward of the rive, a little below the Wentworth house, on the opposite side of the road, was the house of John Webber, and beyond, where the Smith house now stands, was a small house of Richard Boothby.

 

Maine State Archives copy of Thomas Wormwood vs. Sir. William Pepperrell[9] [copied as close to the original in spelling and construction]

October 1757

Pepperrell vs. Wormwood No. 42

Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery in said County Baronet the first Juihie named in the Commission for holding said Court pet. of Thomas Wormwood Jr. and Benjamen Wormwood both of Wells in said County yeoman defts.  in a plea of Debt for that the Defs at Kittery aforesaid on the fourth Days of February anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty four by their Bond of that Date bound themselves jointly and severally to the pet. in the full and just sum of twenty pounds lawful money of this _____ of the Massachusetts Bay to be paid on Demand yet the Defts tho requested have not paid the same but unjustly detain it to the Damage of the said Sir William Pepperrell as he saith the Sum of twenty pounds.  The Defts altho solemnly called to come into Court did not appear but made Default.

It is therefore considered by the court that the said Sir William Pepperrell shall recover agaist the said Thomas Wormwood Jun and Benjamen Wormwood the sum of thirteen pound seven shillings and four pence Money Damage and the sum of two pounds nineteen shilllings Court ____.

Execution issued October 15th 1757 and delivd to the creditor.

 

A copy of the inventory of Thomas’ estate [copied exactly as written in the record]:

“York Ss we the Subscribers being appointed and impowered by the Honble Judge of Probate to prize the estate of Thomas Wormwood Late of Wells Decd and according to a warrant directed to us we have attended to the same as follows ( ) what was shewn to us by William Wormwood admin to said Estate—–

forty two acors of Land in the home state with a barn and half the house thereon………. 42=10=0

thirty acors of land the Eastern Side of mousom River………………………………………….. 23=8=0

fore acors of salt marsh ye Eastern Side…………………………………………………………….. 6=0=0

five acors of medow Land Near James Wakefield att Elwive Brook……………………….. 1=0=0

two acors of medow ye Easted side of mousom Near Samuel Emons……………………… 1=0=0

a pew in the meeting house……………………………………………………………………………… 2=12=0

a Bed & bedding…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1=0=0

Wareing apparrill 30 Six Cheer & one old table…………………………………………………. 1=16=0

old pewter 9 pd 2/6 old Iron 17 pd 2/3…………………………………………………………….. 0=4=9

wooden ware………………………………………………………………………………………………. 0=3=8

two iron pots 7 a trammill 5……………………………………………………………………………. 0=12=0

a old Cest 2/8 a iron bason 2/8……………………………………………………………………….. 0=5=4

a ox a cow 3 a Swine 30……………………………………………………………………………….. 1=13=0

three Loads of Inglish & Salt hay…………………………………………………………………….. 4=10=0

25 Bushells of Corn……………………………………………………………………………………… 3=6=8

50 Bushells of Potatoes…………………………………………………………………………………. 3=0=0

Wels Novembr ye 10 1766………………………………………………………………………….. 93=1=5

Stephen Larabee

James Hubbard

Gideon Wacker”

Inventory of Thomas Wormwood’s Estate

 

Abijah WORMWOOD Military Card records:

Card numbers: 39180558

Scammon’s Regiment, Mass.  appears on list of men, in Capt. Jesse Dorman’s Company in Col. James Scammon’s Regiment, returning.  list dated No. Cambridge, Jan 1 1776.  Town belong Wells, distance of travel 108 miles.

Card numbers: 37374965

Appears on a list of Men Raised in the County of York in the State of Massachusetts Bay for the Perpose of filling up and Compleating the Fifteen Battalions of Continental Troops Directed To be raised for the Term of Nine Months from the Time of their Arrival at Fish Kill agreable to a resolve of Gent Court Past 20th April 1778 (Revolutionary War).  List dated: “Not dated” time of arrival at Fish Kill July 11, 17, Town procured for, Wells.

Wormwood, Abijah, Wells.  List of men raised in York Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; residence, Wells; arrive at Fishkill July 11, 1778.

 

Abijah WORMWOOD Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors[10]

Wormwood, Abijah, Wells.  Private, Capt. Jesse Dorman’s co., Col. James Scamman’s (30th) regt.; company return [probably Oct. 1775], including abstract of pay to last of July, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775.

 

Abijah WORMWOOD: History or York County

War of the Revolution

During the Revolutionary war which followed [Indian Wars], Wells contributed largely to the army.  At times it is believed, at least one-third of the able-bodied men were in the service; no other town furnished great number of officers. …

Sometimes the people were driven to the utmost extremities to proved for enlistments, the quotas required drawing largely on the population.  The bounties demanded exhausted their pecuniary ability, so that some were obliged to take the feathers from their beds, send them to Boston and sell them, to meet their proportion of these public burdens. …

The following persons belonging to Wells enlisted in the company of Capt. Jesse Dorman, of Arundel: Ezekiel Wakefield, sergeant; John Fisk, John Hubbard, James Smith, Abijah Wormwood, Daniel Meader, Moses Drown, Edmund Littlefield, Moses Blaisdell.

… This service was one of great hardship and expose.  They marched to New York; thence to Albany, Lake Champlain, St. John’s Montreal; thence up the Cedars sixty miles; thence back to St. John’s, where most of them had the smallpox; thence to Ticonderoga and Albany, Newton and Trenton, where they were discharged.

In the War of 1812 few or non enlisted, the feeling of nearly all the people being opposition to it.[11]

 

Abijah WORMWOOD History of Kennebunk

Capt. Jesse Dorman of Arundel, commanded a company in Col. Scamman’s regiment at Cambridge in 1776.  Ezekiel Wakefield, sergeant, John Hubbard and Abijah Wormwood, privates, were among those who enlisted with him and it is believed were residents in the Second Parish.  Bradbury says of Dorman: “He was not without perils in war or in peace.  In 1793 a violent tornado unroofed his house, and he was with hs bed and bedding was blown several rods from it.  Three of his sons were in the army.  He was a liutenant in the old French war and wounded in the battle Lake George in 1758.”

 

Abijah WORMWOOD Excerpt from a letter written:[12]

“And Ah friend, you little realize the fortitude of ye yeomanry of this and other families of our town in those, and the later time when they sought to establish independence from the King–for did not Abijah Wormwood write to his friends here at home in 1776 from Mt. Independence, Ticonderoga, that he had suffered everything but death in the service– from want of provisions. He had also experienced defeat, and had been captured by the savages, but yet he blessed God that his life was spared when many of his soldier comrades had fallen about him.”

[1] Maine Department of the Secrectary of State, “Maine Court Records, 1696-1854,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 24 February 2015), Thomas Wormwood Jr, et AL; vol/page 14-358-9581-YORK; location 125-60.

[2] Edward E. Bourne, The History of Wells and Kennebunk: from the Earliest Settlement to the year 1820, at which Time Kennebunk was Set Off, and Incorporated (Portland: B. Thurston & Company, 1875), 402; online images, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 24 February 2015; Thomas Wormwood, Jr., Abner Wormwood.

[3] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 24 February 2015), Thomas Wormwood Jr and Hannah Evans; FHL microfilm 12622.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 24 February 2015), Thomas Wormwood; FHL microfilm 12622.

[5] 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 18 March 2014), William Wormwood 27 May 1742/3.

[6] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 February 2015), William Wormwood; memorial 109157424.

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 February 2015), Keziah Gooch Wormwood; memorial 109157459.

[8] Edward E. Bourne, The History of Wells and Kennebunk: from the Earliest Settlement to the year 1820, at which Time Kennebunk was Set Off, and Incorporated (Portland: B. Thurston & Company, 1875), 402; online images, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 24 February 2015; Thomas Wormwood, Jr., Abner Wormwood.

[9] Maine State Archives, “Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957,” digital images, Family Search, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : online 24 February 2015), Thomas Wormwood, Benjamin Wormwood and Sir William Pepperell; citing Court of Common Pleas; vol. 14 1753-1759, page 358; October 1757; Pepperrell vs Wormwood No. 42.

[10] Secretary of the Commonwealth, prepared and published, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: prepared in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891, 17 (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1901), .

[11] W. Woodford Clayton, History of York County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent ment and pioneers (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880), ; image online, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed .

[12] W. Woodford Clayton, History of York County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent ment and pioneers (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880), ; image online, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed .

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Elizabeth Wormwood

Elizabeth WORMWOOD is my first cousin seven times removed; we are related through her grandparents, Thomas and Jane (COLE) WORMWOOD, my 7th great grandparents.  Elizabeth was born 19 July 1741 to Thomas and Hannah (EVANS) WORMWOOD, the oldest of eight children.  She was baptized 19 July 1740/1 at the First Church of Wells, Maine.[1]  Elizabeth does not show up in any records after her birth, there are many Elizabeth WORMWOOD’s in that time period, but none that can be her if her birth is correct.  If you have any information to help with documenting her life, I’d appreciate it.


[1] “New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Records of the First Church of Wells, Me,” digital images, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : 2013), entry for Elizabeth Wormwood, 19 July 1740/1, vol. 75 (1921), page 119.

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Abijah WORMWOOD

Abijah WORMWOOD is my first cousin, seven times removed.  He is the grandson of my seventh great grandparents, Thomas and Jane (COLE) WORMWOOD.  He was born 8 July 1753 to Thomas and Hannah (EVANS) WORMWOOD, probably in Wells, York, Maine.  He joined Col. James Scamman’s [Scammon’s] Regiment, under Capt. Jesse Dorman’s Company on 8 May 1775.[1]  There is little information on his enlistment that has been found thus far.  One record stated that he appears on a list of men raised in the county of York in the state of Massachusetts, for the purpose of filling up and completing the fifteen Battalions of Continental troops directed to be raised for the term of nine months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill.  There are a few cards stating dates with his name on them, but none state his birth, or parent’s names.  In the book History of York County, there is some information stating that “the people of the area were driven to the utmost extremes to provide for enlistments, the quotas required drawing largely on the population.  The bounties demanded exhausted their money and some were driven to sell the feathers from their beds in Boston to afford the bounty”.  There is also quoted in a few different sources from a letter he wrote to some friends talking about the hardships, and that he was briefly captured by Indians.    Due to the stress of this war on the area, very few joined the War of 1812; nearly all were in opposition to it.  There are no more mentions of him after the Revolutionary War, what happened to him?  I do believe he survived the war as no records of his death are listed with others from the area.  I can find no land bounties, or other records of trying to collect money from the government after the war; no civil actions nor deeds.  I truly would be grateful to anyone who does have more information on this cousin.


[1] Edward E Bourne, “The History of Wells and Kennebunk: from the earliest settlement to the year 1820, at which time Kennebunk was set off, and incorporated,” (Portland; B. Thurston & Company, 1875), 508; digital image, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : 2013); locate through database of same title.   “U. S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783,” digital images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : 2013), entry for Abijah Wormwood, p. 1966-1968; citing National Archives microfilm publication M881, 1096 rolls.   “U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783,” digital images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : 2013), entry for Abijah Wormwood, pages 379-380; citing, National Archives microfilm publication M880, 4 rolls.    Secretary of the Commonwealth, “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (images online),”(Boston, MA, USA: Wright & Potter Printing, 1896-1908), vol. 17, page 891; digital image, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : 2013), locate through database of the same title.   W. Woodford Clayton, “History of York County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches of it’s prominent men and pioneers,” (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880), 397; digital image, Google Books (books.google.com : 2013) locate through database of same title.   Daniel Remich, “History of Kennebunk from it’s Earliest Settlement to 1890: including biographical sketches,” (Carrie E. Remich and Walter L. Dale, Trustees: 1911), 151; digital image, Google Books (books.google.com : 2013) locate through database of same title.   Wm. E. Barry, “A Stroll by a Familiar River,” (Enterprise Press 1911), 47-8; digital image, Archive.org (archive.org : 2013); locate through database of same title.

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