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BIRTHS 27 November 1700-1800 (updated)

  • Marie-Madeleine MORIN born 27 November 1707[1]; daughter of Nicholas and Marie-Madeleine (MERCIER) MORIN; wife of Alexis COUTURE; my seventh great grandparents
  • Joseph TWITCHELL born 27 November 1741[2]; son of Captain Joseph and Deborah (FAIRBANKS) TWITCHELL; husband of Mary “Mercy” HOLBROOK.
  • Nathaniel CHIPMAN born 27 November 1752[3]; son of Samuel and Hannah (AUSTIN) CHIPMAN; husband to Sarah HILL.
  • Thomas HANCOCK born 27 November 1769[4]; son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (LOWELL) HANCOCK; died 16 October 1841.
  • Margaret PARKER born 27 November 177[5]2; daughter of Dominicus Jordan and Mary (ROGERS) PARKER; wife to Thomas PERCY.
  • Polly SNOW born 27 November 1775[6]; daughter of Reverend Elisha and Elizabeth (JORDAN) SNOW; wife to Captain James SPALDING.
  • Elizabeth “Betsey” OAKS born 27 November 1795[7]; daughter of Atherton and Elizabeth (JORDAN) OAKS; wife of Temple JOY.

[1] Father Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire généalogique des famiies canadiennes depuis la foundation de la colonie jusqu’à nos jours (Québec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871), image 22 of 464; Montmagny: 1679-1786.

[2] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family: in America, 1633-1897, print (Boston: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), 48, 62-64; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 8 July 2017.

[3] Paul S. Gillies and D.Gregory Sanford, editors, Records of the Council of Censors: of the State of Vermont (Montpelier [Vermont]: authority of James H. Douglas, Secretary of State, 1991), 775; pdf online, Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont Secertary of State (www.sec.state.vt.us : online 16 October 2015; Nathaniel Chipman.  Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 26, 49-50 [Nathaniel Chipman #127].

[4] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 35, Thomas Hancock; #88.I.2; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 13 October 2015.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 25 November 2017), Margaret Parker; FHL microfilm 873976, 1033823.

[6] Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 November 2017), Polly Snow; 27 November 1775.

[7] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 159, 392-393 [Elizabeth Oakes].

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BIRTH 26 November 1700-1800

 

  • General Ebenezer HANCOCK born 26 November 1741 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts[1]; son of John and Mary (HAWKES) HANCOCK; husband of Elizabeth LOWELL.
  • Abigail FREEZE was born 26 November 1775 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine[2]; daughter of George and Sarah (CROMWELL) FREESE; wife of Edward GARLAND.

[1] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 35, Elizabeth Lowell; #88.I; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 13 October 2015.

[2][2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 July 2017), Abigail [Freese]; FHL microfilm 10836.

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BIRTHS 14 November 1700-1800

 

  • Benjamin APPLETON was born 14 November 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts[1]; son of John and Rebecca (RUCK) APPLETON; husband of Elizabeth WADE.
  • Elizabeth HILL was born 14 November 1717 in Eliot, York, Maine[2]; daughter of Samuel and Mary (NELSON) HILL; wife of Downing WOODMAN.
  • Mary ANDREWS was born 14 November 1734 in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts[3]; daughter of John and Hannah (KIMBALL) ANDREWS; twin to Sarah ANDREWS.
  • Sarah ANDREWS was born 14 November 1734 in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts[4]; daughter of John and Hannah (KIMBALL) ANDREWS; twin to Mary ANDREWS.
  • Elizabeth LOWELL was born 14 November 1735 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[5]; daughter of Michael and Abigail (CONEY) LOWELL; wife of Ebenezer HANCOCK.
  • Mercy SAWYER was born 14 November 1753 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine[6]; daughter of Joseph and Joanna (COBB) SAWYER; wife of Joshua DYER.
  • James W. JORDAN was born 14 November 1782 in Rhode Island[7]; son of Johnson and Nancy (JORDAN) JORDAN; husband of Waity KENYON.
  • Daniel COBB was born 14 November 1792 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine[8]; son of William and Lydia (CATES) COBB; husband of Ruth ALMY.
  • Jane REDLON was born 14 November 1796 in Saco, York, Maine[9]; daughter of Richard and Sarah (SCAMMON) REDLON; wife of Abraham REDLON.

 

[1] W. S. Appleton, A Rough Sketch of the Appleton Genealogy: printed for correction and enlargement, print (Boston: Pressof T. R. Marvin & Son, 1873), 7, 10; images online, Ancestry, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : online 30 January 2018; Benjamin Appleton; 14.IV..  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 13 July 2018), Benjamin Appleton; FHL microfilm 0873749 IT 4.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 November 2017), Elizabeth Hill; FHL microfilm 11322, 10851.

[3] “Descendants of Robert Andrews of Rowley Village (Boxford),” The Essex Antiquarian, 3 (1899), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 6 September 2015), Mary Andrews; v. 3, p. 115; twin to Sarah.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Mary Andrews; 14 November 1834.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Mary Andrews; 14 November 1734; Boxford Births page 9.

[4] “Descendants of Robert Andrews of Rowley Village (Boxford),” The Essex Antiquarian, 3 (1899), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 6 September 2015), Sarah Andrews; v. 3, p. 115; twin to Mary.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Sarah Andrews; 14 November 1734.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Sarah Andrews; 14 November 1734; Boxford Births page 10.

[5] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 35, Elizabeth Lowell; #88.I; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 13 October 2015.

[6] Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Mercy Sawyer; 14 November 1753.

[7] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 114, 505-506 [James W. Jordan #1519].

[8] Philip L. Cobb, A history of the Cobb family (Cleveland: 1907), 194; digital image, Open Library, Open Library (openlibrary.org : online 12 November 2017; Daniel Cobb 305.i.  Haverford College, “U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Daniel Cobb; 7 October 1837.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 November 2017), Daniel Cobb; 14 November 1792.

[9] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 November 2017), Jane Redlon; FHL microfilm 12243.

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BIRTHS 22 February 1700-1800

  • Elizabeth SCAMMON born 22 February 1748[1]; daughter of James and Hannah (PLAISTED) SCAMMON; wife of Deacon James HILL.
  • Ann HASKINS born 22 February 1770[2]; daughter of John and Hannah (UPHAM) HASKINS; died 1842.
  • John HANCOCK born 22 February 1774[3]; son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (LOWELL) HANCOCK; husband of Betsey SCOTT.
  • Daniel KEYES born 22 February 1782[4]; son of Deacon Israel and Abigail (LOWELL) KEYES; husband of Abigail FOSTER.
  • Abigail Tarbox MOORE born 22 February 1785 in Surry, Hancock, Maine[5]; daughter of Wyatt and Olive (TARBOX) MOORE; wife of Isaac LORD, Jr.
  • Isaac Watson ANDREWS born 22 February 1789[6]; son of John and Elizabeth (WATSON) ANDREWS; died 2 July 1817 by drowning.
  • Sarah LADD born 22 February 1791 in Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont[7]; daughter of Asa and Martha (CHASE) LADD.
  • Mark JORDAN born 22 February 1791[8]; son of Roger and Margaret (CRISP) JORDAN; twin to Dorcas JORDAN.
  • Dorcas JORDAN born 22 February 22 February 1791[9]; daughter of Roger and Margaret (CRISP) JORDAN; wife to Levi JORDAN and Joshua BROWN; twin to Mark JORDAN.
  • Nancy JORDAN born 22 February 1797 in Pejepscot (Danville), Androscoggin, Maine[10]; daughter of John Weiman and Margaret Pepperell (PEABBLES) JORDAN; wife of William LIBBY.

[1] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 35 [Elizabeth Scammon #288].

[2] F. K. Upham, Upham Genealogy: the descendants of John Upham, of Massachusetts, who came from England in 1633, and lived in Weymouth and Malden, embracing over five hundred heads of families, extending into the tenth generation, print (Albany, N.Y.: Joel munsell’s Sons, Publishers, 1892), 90; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 August 2017; Ruth Haskins; 26.II.J.

[3] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 36, John Hancock; #88.I.3; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 13 October 2015.

[4] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 50, Daniel Keyes; #130.VII.2; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 19 October 2015.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 February 2018), Abigail T. Moore; FHL microfilm 12247.

[6] “Descendants of Robert Andrews of Rowley Village (Boxford),” The Essex Antiquarian, 3 (1899), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 October 2015), Isaac W. Andrews; #154; vol. 3, page 119.

[7] Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 3 February 2018), Sarah Ladd.

[8] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 125 [Mark Jordan #1661] twin to Dorcas Jordan #1660.

[9] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 125, 322, 325-326 [Dorcas Jordan #166].

[10] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 92, 235-236 [Nancy Jordan #1146].

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Joseph C. CALEF

Joseph C. CALEF is my first cousin seven times; we are related through Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.  He resided Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts and Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[1]  He appears in many court records as few are: 1757 plaintiff in trespass case with James JORDAN; 1758 plaintiff in trespass case with Thomas WORMWOOD; 1758 plaintiff in trespass case with Zebadiah BANKS; 1759 defendant in ejectment case with Gilliam PHILLIPS; and many others occurring in courts outside of Suffolk County.[2]  As a gift he and Mehitable received 40 ½ acres of land from her father in 1758.[3]  He was recorded in the diary of Reverend Thomas M.  SMITH that he visited with Dr. COOPER, Mr. BOWERS, Dr. WINTHROP, John HANCOCK, Mr. BRATTLE, Mr. HUBBARD and Joseph CALEF.[4]  Assuming these are the people we read of from history books, I believe the John HANCOCK was the one who was active in the signing of the Constitution.  And assuming that is correct I believe that Joseph CALEF was at least partially involved in the events of the day.  Joseph’s will and probate were dated 1776, there is an attached copy of his will and probate letter.[5]  Due to the writing I was only partially able to transcribe the will, which is also attached below.  It was said he was an unsuccessful merchant in his day, but due to his real estate holdings his Ebenezer was able to amass a small fortune for Joseph’s heirs.[6]  Most of his sons were active in the Revolutionary War serving in various capacities from guarding coasts to being stationed on ships in the harbors surrounding Boston.[7]

Joseph C. CALEF was born 4 November 1724 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[8].  He was christened 8 November 1724 at New South Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[9]  He is the son of Joseph C. and Hannah (JORDAN) CALEF.  He died 31 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[10]  His body is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[11].  Joseph married Mehitable C. MILLER 12 September 1758 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[12].  Mehitable C. MILLER was born 27 April 1735 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, christened 4 May 1735 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[13]  She is the daughter of Colonel Samuel and Rebecca (MINOT) MILLER.  She died 13 April 1790 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[14]  She is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[15]

Joseph and Mehitable had the following children:

  • Samuel CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[16] He died 22 October 1836 in either Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire or Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[17]  He was unmarried at his death.
  • Joseph CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[18]
  • Ebenezer Winter CALEF born 17 August 1760 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[19] He died 9 February 1829 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[20]  Ebenezer married Sarah Gardner GIBSON 1 or 21 February 1800 at Hollis Street Church by Reverend Samuel WEST in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[21]
  • Hannah CALEF born 1 March 1763 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[22]. She died 22 February 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.  Hannah married Major Samuel Niles THAYER 23 July 1793 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[23]
  • Mehitable Miller CALEF born 1 September 1765 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[24]. She died of consumption 26 October 1844 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[25]  She married Colonel Thomas Balch LEGATE 19 February 1803, there were no children.
  • Stephen Miller CALEF born 9 September 1767 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[26] He married Rebecca EMMERSON 7 December 1807 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[27]
  • Robert Jordan CALEF born 9 May 1770 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[28] He died 22 March 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[29].  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[30]
  • Rebecca Thayer CALEF was born 17 September 1772 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[31]. She died of dropsy 4 October 1858 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[32]  She married Joseph Neals HOWE 28 July 1825 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, there were no children.[33]
  • John CALEF born 27 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[34]. He died 30 August 1777 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[35]  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[36]

[1] Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), 91-96; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 17 June 2017; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.

[2] “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Jr., Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Jr., Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.

[3] Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston: and some of his descendants, print (Salem, mass.: Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1940), 44-45; images online, Dr. Dallen Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : onlline 17 November 2017; Joseph Calef #28 and family.

[4] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[5] Massachusetts County District Probate Courts, “Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calefs; case 16097; records vol. 74-75, 1774-1776.

[6] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[7] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 June 2017), Calef, Ebenezer Winter, Rev. officer, d. in Walpole, aged 69 yrs. (C.C. Feb. 18, 1829); extracted from American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers and Periodicals (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Societyn.d.), Columbian Centfinel; Death; p. 765.

[8] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[9] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[10] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; 31 March 1776; Milton Vital Transcripts p. 212.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 212; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph Calef; 31 March 1776.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[11] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Joseph Calef; memorial 156676242.

[12] Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), ; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : accessed ., online; 17 June 2017; 91-96; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.  Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[13] 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 17 November 2017), Mehetable Miller; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., “American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI),” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Mehitable Miller; vol. 118, p. 73; Boston Transcript 1906-1941; 26 February 1912, 1398.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[14] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), ; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : accessed . (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), online; 17 June 2017; 91-96; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[15] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Mehitable Miller Calef; memorial 156676359.

[16] 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 12 February 2016), Samuel Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph and Samuel twins of Joseph and Mehitable Calef 12 December 1758.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[17] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[18] 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 12 February 2016), Joseph Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph and Samuel twins of Joseph and Mehitable Calef 12 December 1758.

[19] 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 17 June 2017), Ebenezer Winter Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT4.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96. Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Ebenezer Winter son of Joseph and Mehitable Calef Aug 17, 1760.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[20] “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Calef, Ebenezer Winter, Rev. officer, d. in Walpole, aged 69 yrs. (C.C. Feb. 18, 1829).  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[21] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[22] 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 12 February 2016), Hannah Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mehitbale Calef March 1 1763.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[23] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 June 2017), Saml. Miller Thayer and Hannah Calef; FHL microfilm 0896885 IT 2.

[24] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  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 12 February 2016), Mehitable Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton, V. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 19 June 2017; Mehitable Calef; 1 September 1765.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 15: 72, Mehitable Legett; FHL mcirofilm 959807; FHL microfilm 4282859.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[25] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 15: 72.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.

[26] 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 12 February 2016), Stephen Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Stephen Calef; September 9, 1767.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[27] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHl microfilm 001205260, Stephen Calef and Rebecca Emerson, 7 December 1807; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 20 June 2017); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[28] 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 12 February 2016), Robert Jordan Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Robert Jordan; May 9, 1770.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[29] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Robert [Calef] son of Joseph; 22 March 1776; Milton Vital Transcripts p. 212.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[30] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Robert Jordan Calef; memorial 156676441.

[31] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  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 12 February 2016), Rebecca Thayer Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200, Rebecca T. Howe; FHL microfilm 960174; FHL microfilm 4282859.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Rebecca Thayer Calef; September 17, 1772.

[32] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200.

[33] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 19 June 2017), Joseph N. Howe and Rebecca T. Calef; FHL microfilm 818094.

[34] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  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 12 February 2016), John Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; John Calef; May 27, 1776.

[35] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[36] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), John Calef; memorial 156676495.

Transcription of Will (as best I could do)

In the name of God Amen the thirenth Day of March Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Six I Joseph Calef of Milton in the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay — England Gentleman labouring under Bodily disorder, but of Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given to God therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appoint for all Men once to die do make & Ordain this my last Will and Testament That is to to say — first of all i give & recommend my Soul into the hand of God that gave it and my Body Recommend to the — to be Burried in decent Christian Burial at the Descretion of my Executor Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection & that receive the same again by the mighty Peace of God and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith is has Please God to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. … –; It is my Will that after — shall be made of the support of Mehitable my dearly Beloved Wife out of my Estate as the Law does of shall direct my Children should each & all of them have an Equal share of my Estate and accordinly Give and bequest the whole of my Estate both Real & Personal in whatever it consists when and if may be found, to all my Children in Equal shares and — make and ordain my two Brothers, Samuel Calef and Winter Calef to be the Executor of my last Will and Testament and do utterly — allow — and dispose all — other forms Testament Wills, Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named. Willed and Bequeath ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will in Witness when of they hereunto set my hand & seal the Day and Year above written.
signed Sealed, published —
Seal declared by the said Joseph Calef as his Last Will & Testament
in presence of us this — Joseph Calef & seal
Nathaniel Robins, Mary X Calf, Rebecca X Daniel

 

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Captain George W. WESCOTT

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

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

George and Drusilla had the following children:

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

George adopted the following child:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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