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Pelatiah PERKINS

Pelatiah is my sixth great granduncle through John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS; my third cousin nine times removed and fourth cousin seven times removed through Joseph and Abigail (PAUL) ALCOCK; and he’s my fourth cousin six times removed through John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.  He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Edward Grow’s Company and in Captain Philip Hubbard’s Company, protecting the seacoast in Kittery Point and other nearby locations.[1] He lived in York County, Maine his entire life a portion of it on the west side of Brandy Brook on the Old Post Road.[2]

Pelatiah PERKINS was born 1754 and baptized 8 December 1754 in Wells, York, Maine.[3]  He was the son of John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) Perkins.  He died sometime after 1840.[4]  He married Eunice TRAFTON 1776, with the dates of 13 July 1776 listed as both marriage and intentions and 7 August 1776 as another date all taking place in York County, Maine[5].  Eunice was born 25 January 1752 in York, York, Maine.[6]  She was the daughter of Thaddeus and Abigail (LEWIS) TRAFTON.  She died 26 May 1822 in York County, Maine.[7]  Eunice is my third cousin six times removed through William and Dorothy (DIXON) MOORE.  Pelatiah and Eunice are not blood relations.

Pelatiah and Eunice had the following children:

  1. Lucy PERKINS She was baptized 31 August 1777 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[8]  She died 10 December 1862; her gravestone says she was born 10 October 1782 in York, York, Maine.[9]  She is interred at Locust Grove Cemetery in Ogunquit, York, Maine.[10]  Lucy married Ebenezer LITTLEFIELD 11 May 1804.[11]
  2. Stover PERKINS was born before 1784 in York, York, Maine.[12] He died in September 1838 in York County, Maine.  Stover married Sarah “Sally” STEVENS 25 April 1821 in Kittery, York, Maine with intentions filed 26 August 1820 in York, York, Maine.[13]
  3. Samuel PERKINS was born about 1784 in York, York, Maine.[14] Samuel died March 1850 of a tumor in York, York, Maine.[15]  Samuel married Ruthy LUNT 1 November 1807 in York, York, Maine.[16]
  4. Pelatiah PERKINS was born in November 1786.[17] He died 1 Mar 1817 unmarried in York County, Maine.[18]
  5. Elizabeth “Betsy” PERKINS was born 1793 in York, York, Maine.[19] She was baptized 7 September 1797 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[20]  She died between 12 January 1860 and 17 January 1860.[21] Elizabeth is interred at York Cemetery in York, York, Maine.[22]   Elizabeth married Samuel O. PARSONS 27 November 1825 in York, York, Maine with intentions filed 3 November 1825 in York, York, Maine.[23]
  6. Abigail “Nabby” PERKINS was born 1795 in York, York, Maine.[24] She was baptized 7 September 1797 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[25]  She died 29 May 1876.[26]  Abigail married Captain William SEAVEY 3 February 1818 in York, York, Maine with intentions filed 24 December 1817 in York, York, Maine.[27]

[1] Thomas Allen Perkins and Harold Clarke Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants: 1583-1936, first (Haverhill, Mass.: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 26; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 11 September 2015; Pelatiah Perkins.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, National Archives, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; citing National Archives and Records Administration M804 record group 15; book E, vol. 1, page 42.  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), 166.  The State of New Hampshire, rolls of the soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775, to May 1777: volume 1 of war rolls. volume XIV of the series, first (Concord, N. H.: Parsons B. Cogswell, State Printer, 1885), 237; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.genealogygophers.com : online 21 March 2016; Lieut. Bragdon’s Party at Kittery Point Novr 5th 1775; private Pelatiah Perkins.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, descendant of Pelatiah Perkins; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.

[2] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[3] Ron V. Jackson, “Maine, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1800-1890,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; age 86; York Co. ME; ME 1840 Pensioners List; page 004.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Pelatiah Perkins.  Christopher Dunham, Maine Genealogy Network (www.maingenealogy.net : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins.  Saints, A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 4.  Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; Decr; 8th; 1754.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.

[4] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Jackson, “Maine, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1800-1890,” database online Pelatiah Perkins; age 86; York Co. ME; ME 1840 Pensioners List; page 004.

[5] Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins and Eunice Trafton; FHL microfilm 12836.  Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins and Eunice Trafton; marriage intention 13 july 1776.  Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[6] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[7] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Samuel G. Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 64, 66 (1910, 1912), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Eunice Perkins; vol. 66, page 159.

[8] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins; 1777 Aug. 31.

[9] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins Littlefield; memorial 61256454.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[10] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins Littlefield; memorial 61256454.

[11] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Ebenezer Littlefield and Lucy Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[12] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[13] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Stover Perkins and Sally Stevens; FHL microfilm 12836.   Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Stover Perkins and Sally Stevens; FHL microfilm 11322.

[14] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[15] 1850 United States census, York County, Maine, mortality schedule, York, 1, line 15, Samuel Perkins; March 1850; farmer; tumor.

[16] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Samuel Perkins and Ruthy Lunt; FHL microfilm 12836.

[17] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Samuel G. Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 64, 66 (1910, 1912), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins Jr.; March 1st 1817; aged 30 Nov. last; vol. 64, page 181.

[18] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” Pelatiah Perkins Jr.; March 1st 1817; aged 30 Nov. last; vol. 64, page 181.

[19] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[20] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsy and Nabby Perkins; 7 September 1797; vol. 76, page 254.

[21] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsey Parsons; FHL microfilm 001316106.   Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[22] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsey Parsons; FHL microfilm 001316106.

[23] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Samuel O. Parsons and Betsey Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.

[24] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.

[25] Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” Betsy and Nabby Perkins; 7 September 1797; vol. 76, page 254.

[26] Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[27] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), William Levey and Abigail Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.

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Some of my ancestors who died too young

Many of us believe that the death of child is becoming rarer than in the past, but ten million children die before their fifth birthday each year.  With numbers like that, death will touch each family in one way or another.  Leading causes are birth asphyxia, pneumonia, pre-term birth complications, diarrhea, malaria, measles and malnutrition.[1]  In modern history death was even more prevalent then it is today.  Children and youth were subject to many more diseases and physical hardships.  Plagues were a big part of childhood deaths, and many things that current medicines can cure easily, were deadly in those days.  Diet or lack thereof was another factor in childhood deaths.  30% of England’s children died before the age of 15 between the 16th and 18th centuries.  Death was higher in urban than rural areas.  Accidents were another common source of death, drowning was one of the number one causes of death in children.  Children were also killed when working in dangerous situations.  It was also rare to hire a doctor to care for family members, especially children in the average family, due to cost, if a doctor’s help was sought for, it was only to give a diagnosis, not the care of the child.[2]

 

With this information in mind here are ten children from my family tree:

 

Hannah CALEF was baptized 22 February 1735 at the New South Church, Boston, Suffolk, MA.[3] Hannah is the daughter of Joseph C. and Hannah (JORDAN) CALEF.  She died before 12 December 1742 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.  Hannah is my first cousin seven times removed through her grandparents, my seventh great grandparents Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN. [her date of birth is unknown, only the date of baptism, and date of death is also unknown, only that she had a sister that was named Hannah baptized 12 December 1742.]

 

Antoine BOUTEILLIER was born February 1788 in Chambly, La Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.  He was christened 15 February at St. Antoine de Lonqueuil, in Lonqueuil, Quebec, Canada.[4] He was the son of Joseph and Marie Veronique (ARCHAMBAULT) BOUTHEILLER.   He died 18 December 1802 in Lonqueuil, Quebec, Canada.[5]  He is interred at St. Antoine de Lonqueuil, in Lonqueuil, Quebec, Canada.  He was my fourth great granduncle, related through his parents.

 

Elizabeth A. JELLISON was born February 1843 according to her headstone or 20 February 1837 in Waltham, Hancock, ME according to The Family Jordan book.[6]  She was the daughter of Joseph H. and Abigail (JORDAN) JELLISON.  She died 20 July 1853 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[7]  She is interred at Hillside Cemetery in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[8]  She is my third great grandaunt through her parents, and my fifth cousin eight times removed through her fourth great grandparents John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK, my ninth and twelfth great grandparents.

 

Eva M. JELLISON was born 13 January 1853 in ME.[9]  She is the daughter of Moses Adams and Clarinda R. (GILES) JELLISON.  She died 13 February 1862 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[10]  Her death notice appeared in the Ellsworth American 28 February 1862.  She is my first cousin four times removed through her grandparents Joseph H. and Abigail (JORDAN) JELLISON and my sixth cousin seven times removed through her fifth great grandparents John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK, my ninth and twelfth great grandparents.  Copied from The Ellsworth American February 28, 1862 edition Friday DIED Waltham-13th inst., Eva M, daughter of Moses A. Jellison, aged 9 years. “The flowers that bloomed the brightest, Are soonest doomed to fade; The forms that move the lightest, In earth are soonest laid.”

 

Louis LAGÜE was born 11 October 1727 in Chambly, La Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.  He was the son of Michel and Catherine (LECLERC) LAGÜE SANCARTIER.  He died 20 February 1728 in Chambly, La Vallée-du-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.  He is my sixth great granduncle related through his parents.

 

Georgianna T. SNELL was born 1 March 1851 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[11]  She is the daughter of Albion King and Martha Jane (JELLISON) SNELL.  She died of diphtheria on 18 March 1862 in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[12]  She is interred at Hillside Cemetery in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[13]  She is my first cousin four times removed through her grandparents Joseph H. and Abigail (JORDAN) JELLISON and my sixth cousin seven times removed through her fifth great grandparents, my ninth and twelfth great grandparents John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.

 

Abbey E SNELL was born 24 October 1852 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.[14]  She was the daughter of Albion King and Martha Jane (JELLISON) SNELL.  She died of diphtheria on 6 August 1862 in Waltham, Hancock, ME, just 19 days after her sister Georgianna (above).[15]  She is interred at Hillside Cemetery in Waltham, Hancock, ME.[16]  She is my first cousin four times removed through her grandparents Joseph H. and Abigail (JORDAN) JELLISON and my sixth cousin seven times removed through her fifth great grandparents, my ninth and twelfth great grandparents John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.

 

Susan STEVENSON was born 16 February 1855 in Hemmingford, Les Jardins-de-Napierville, Quebec, Canada.  She is the daughter of William and Elizabeth (FLUKER) STEVENSON.  She died about 1860 in Hemmingford, Les Jardins-de-Napierville, Quebec, Canada.  She is my first cousin four times removed through her grandfather my fourth great grandfather Robert STEVENSON and Jane SNOWDEN (not related to me).

 

Nancy WESCOTT was born 15 March 1771 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[17]  She was the daughter of Captain William Post and Elizabeth (PERKINS) WESCOTT.  She died 24 February 1775 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[18]  She is my fifth great grand aunt through her parents my sixth great grandparents and sixth cousin removed through her fifth great grandparents John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK, my ninth and twelfth great grandparents.

[1] Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org), “Infant Mortality,” rev. 29 March 2015.

[2] Lynda Payne, “Health in England (16th–18th c.),” in Children and Youth in History, Item #166, http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/primary-sources/166 (accessed March 30, 2015).

[3] Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart, transcribed, Boston, MA: Church Records: Second Church (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), ; online images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 30 March 2015; Hannah Calef.

[4] Canada Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, “Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 (FHL),” online images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 15 February 2015), Antoine Bouteiller; FHL 1031706.  “Québec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967,” images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 15 February 2015), 15B D’Antoine Bouteiller; Cathédrale St-Antoine-de-Pade; 1784-1795.

[5] The Genelogical Society of Utah, “Canada, Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 15 February 2015), Antone Boutheiller; FHL microfilm 1031706.

[6] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 30 March 2015), Elizabeth A. Jellison; memorial 130002758.  Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 101 [Elizabeth A. Jellison #1302].

[7] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 101 [Elizabeth A. Jellison #1302].

[8] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 101 [Elizabeth A. Jellison #1302].

[9] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 274 [Eva M. Jellison #3954].

[10] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 274 [Eva M. Jellison #3954].

[11] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 9 September 2013), Georgiana T. Snell 1 Mar 1831 [1851], Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine.

[12] Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine Mrs. Shirley Rhodes transcribed, “Index of Deaths and Marriages as published in the Ellsworth Herald and Ellsworth American 24 October 1851 through 29 December 1865,” abstracts online, Mrs. Arthur Ward, Jeans’s Maine Genealogy Page

[13] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 31 March 2015), Georgianna Snell; memorial 130003519.

[14] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 9 September 2013), Abby E. Snell 24 oct 1852 Portland, Me.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 9 September 2013), Abby E. Snell 24 Oct 1852, Portland, Cumberland, Maine.

[15] Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine Mrs. Shirley Rhodes transcribed, “Index of Deaths and Marriages as published in the Ellsworth Herald and Ellsworth American 24 October 1851 through 29 December 1865,” abstracts online, Mrs. Arthur Ward, Jeans’s Maine Genealogy Page

[16] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 31 March 2015), Abby E. Snell; memorial 130003629.

[17] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 31 March 2015), Nancy Wescott; vol. 70, page 218.

[18] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 31 March 2015), Nancy Wescott; vol. 70, page 218.

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Andrew WESCOTT

Andrew is my first cousin seven times removed.  We are related through his grandparents, my seventh grandparents Andrew and Deborah (WEBBER) WESCOTT.  We are also related through his grandparents, my seventh grandparents John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  We are also six cousins four times removed.  We are related through John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK, my ninth great grandparents.  Andrew was enumerated in the 1790 census taken in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[1]

Andrew WESCOTT was born 16 February 1768 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[2]  He died 1 December 1833.  Andrew married Marcy PERKINS 15 January 1790 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Marcy was born 20 June 1772 in York, York, ME.  She is the daughter of Isaac and Olive (WEBBER) PERKINS.  She is my second cousin 7 times removed; we are related through her great grandfather, my eighth great grandfather and his second wife Anna LITTLEFIELD.  Marcy died 20 May 1840.

Andrew and Marcy had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth “Betsey” was born 6 August 1790 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[3] She married twice, first to James MASON 18 August 1811 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, intentions filed 30 March 1811 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[4]  Elizabeth married second to Thomas WILLIAMSON in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.
  2. Pelatiah was born 12 January 1793 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[5] He died 30 May 1844.  Pelatiah married Sarah SNOWMAN 13 April 1813 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, intentions filed 21 March 1813 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[6]  Sarah was born 21 Mar 1792 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Sarah is the daughter of John and Comfort (HORNE) SNOWMAN.  Sarah died 15 November 1881 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.
  3. Jeremiah was born 29 November 1795 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[7] He died 23 January 1863. Jeremiah was interred at the Old Wescott Cemetery in Hancock County, ME.[8]   Jeremiah married Keziah CARPENTER 9 December 1820 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, intentions filed 15 October 1820 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[9]  Keziah was born 6 August 1797 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  She is the daughter of Wilson and Lucy (GRANT) CARPENTER.  Keziah died 9 Jul 1877 in Penobscot, ME.  She is interred at the Old Wescott Cemetery in Hancock County, ME.[10]
  4. Olive was born 11 November 1797 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[11] She died 1877 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  She married John CLARK 3 March 1816 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, intentions filed 3 February 1816 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[12]
  5. Captain Robert Pressley, Sr. was born 23 September 1798 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[13] He died 13 December 1866 in Penobscot, Hancock, Me.  He is interred at Perkins-Wescott Cemetery in South Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[14]  He married Sarah GRINDLE 1 January 1823 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME, intentions filed 10 November 1822 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[15]  Sarah was born 28 August 1798 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  She is the daughter of Daniel and Sarah (GRAY) GRINDLE.  Sarah is my first cousin seven times removed through her grandparents, my seventh great grandparents John and Elizabeth (DOOR) GRINDLE.  Sarah died 13 November 1873 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Sarah is interred at Perkins-Wescott Cemetery in South Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[16]
  6. Andrew was born in 1800 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME. He died 29 Jul 1858 in Bucksport, Hancock, ME.  He married twice; first he married Elizabeth WIGHT on 10 November 1831 in ME, intentions filed 8 October 1831 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[17]  Elizabeth was born in Castine, Hancock, ME.  Andrew married second Charlotte (CARLTON) DOUGLAS.
  7. Samuel was born 2 September 1804 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME. He died 9 March 1866 in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.[18]  Samuel married twice; first he married Harriet Elizabeth GRINDLE on 1 January 1834 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[19]  She was born 17 October 1807 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  She was the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (JOHNSON) GRINDLE.  Harriet is my second cousin six time removed we are related through her great grandparents John and Elizabeth (DOOR) GRINDLE and through her great grandparents Joseph and Mary (JONES) LOWELL.  Harriet died 9 November 1854 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  She is interred at Johnson’s Point Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[20]  Samuel married second to Margaret HOWARD 3 March 1855 in Brooksville, Hancock, ME.
  8. Mary Ann was born 22 December 1805 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME. She died 20 January 1898 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Mary married twice; first to Hayti ROBERTS 11 November 1830 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Mary married second to Edward PERKINS on 20 April 1849 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.

[1] 1790 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, Penobscot, line number 5523, Andrew Wescott; image 47; NARA microfilm publication M637, 568142.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Andrew Wescott; FHL microfilm 11752.  Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 20 March 2015), Andrew Escott, b. 16 Feb. 1768; vol. 70, page 219.

[3] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Betsy Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), James Mason and Betsy Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Palaliah Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[6] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Peletiah Westcot and Sally Snowman; FHL microfilm 11752.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Jeremiah Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[8] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 March 2015), Jeremiah Wescott; memorial 143218606.

[9] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Jeremiah Wescott and Keziah Carpenter; FHL microfilm 11752.

[10] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 March 2015), Keziah Carpenter Wescott; memorial 110913482.

[11] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Olive Wescott; FHL microfilm 11752.

[12] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), John Clark and Olive Wescot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[13] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Robert Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 March 2015), Capt. Robert Presley Wescott Sr; memorial 52611944.

[15] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Robert Wescott and Sarah Grindle; FHL microfilm 11752.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Robert Wescott and Sarah Grindle; FHL microfilm 10608.

[16] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 March 2015), Sarah Grindle Wescott; memorial 52611961.

[17] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Andrew Wescott and Eliza White; FHL microfilm 11752.

[18] Mrs. Walter Meiggs Bush, “Vital Records of Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 104, 105, 109 (1950, 1951, 1955), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 20 March 2015), Samuel Wescott died May 9 1866; vol. 109, page 108.

[19] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 March 2015), Samuel Wescott and Harriet E. Grindell; FHL microfilm 11752.

[20] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 March 2015), Harriet E. Wescott; memorial 107326651.

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Theodosia (Dosha) WESCOTT

Dosha was my fourth great grandaunt; we were related through her parents, my fifth great grandparents, William and Margaret (HANEY) WESCOTT.  She was enumerated in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses with her husband and family in Penobscot, Hancock, ME, she is listed as having “debility” in the 1880 census, but no further information is given.[1]

Theodosia WESCOTT was born 15 February 1801 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[2]  She died 23 July 1882 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  Her body was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[3]  Theodosia married Edward WIGHT 1 July 1821 in Blue Hill, Hancock, ME.[4]  Edward is the son of Edward and Hannah (PERKINS) WIGHT.  Edward is my second cousin six times removed; related through his great grandparents, my seventh great grandparents, John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  Edward and Theodosia are first cousins through John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS.  Edward was born 22 July 1797 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[5]  He died 8 May 1885 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  He was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[6]

Dosha and Edward had the following children:

  1. Margaret born 11 March 1824 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[7] She died 5 September 1825 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[8]
  2. Joanna was born 22 August 1825 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[9]
  3. Lucy Maria was born 23 May 1827 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[10] She died of abdominal dropsy on 24 October 1893 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[11]  She was interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[12]
  4. Margaret was born 29 July 1829 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[13] Margaret died 28 May 1917 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME. She is interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[14]
  5. Hezekiah was born 3 October 1831 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[15]
  6. Francis Augusta was born 4 June 1833 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[16] He died 3 September 1834 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[17]
  7. Francis (Frank) was born 7 May 1835 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[18] He died 15 November 1863 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.  He is interred at Wight Cemetery in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[19]
  8. Arthur Edward was born 12 August 1837 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[20] He died after 22 Jun 1900 in Caribou, Aroostook, ME.[21]  He married Hannah E.
  9. Emily was born 12 July 1840 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[22]
  10. Pearl was born 22 March 1843 in Penobscot, Hancock, ME.[23] He married Helen L.

 

[1] 1840 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, Penobscot, page 17, Edward Wight; NARA microfilm publication M704, 141.  1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, no number, dwelling 292, family 334, Edward White; NARA microfilm publication M432, 254.  1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, page 60, dwelling 396, family 447, Edward White [Wight]; NARA microfilm publication M653.  Edward Wight, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, page 7, 637 (stamped), dwelling 51, family 65; microfilm M593, 545.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Penobscot, Enumeration District (ED) 144, page 2B, dwelling 15, family 20, Edward Wight; NARA microfilm publication T9, 480.

[2] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 February 2015), Dosha Wescot; FHL microfilm 11752.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Theodosia Wescott Wight; memorial 75779753.

[4] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online access 29 July 2013), Edward Wight and Dosha Wescott; FHL microfilm 11752.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Edward Wight; FHL microfilm 1033824.

[6] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Edward Wight; memorial 75779506.

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[9] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Joanna Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[10] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Lucy Maria Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[11] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 10061, Lucy M. White, 24 October 1893; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 February 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[12] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Lucy M. Wight; memorial 110922612.

[13] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Margaret Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Margaret Wight; memorial 110923021.

[15] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Hezekiah Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[16] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Augusta Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[17] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Augusta Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[18] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Francis Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[19] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 February 2015), Francis Wight; memorial 110922895.

[20] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 29 July 2013), Arthur Edward Wight.

[21] Aroostook County, Maine, Maine, Aroostook County, Probate Records, 1837-2007, 1840-1950 A-W, [image] 435, Arthur E Wight & Hannah E Wight; FHL microfilm unk.

[22] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 4 March 2015), Emily Wight; FHL microfilm 11752.

[23] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 23 March 2014), Pearl Wight.  “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,” images online, National Archives, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 23 March 2014), Pearl Wight; citing Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registrations: Provost Marshal General’s Bureau: Consolidate Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifier: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 4 of 6.

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Deborah Webber

Deborah WEBBER is my seventh great grandmother.  She was born to Samuel and Deborah (LITTLEFIELD) WEBBER, between 1698 and 1702 in York, Maine.[1]  Deborah was taken to court for having a bastard child with Jacob PERKINS (my eighth great grandfather), 1 April 1718, she was ordered to receive ten stripes on her naked back at the post and pay court fees of 8 shillings or pay a fine of 30 shillings and fees, there is no record of which she chose.  The child born is Joseph PERKINS.[2]  She married Andrew WESCOTT after 19 April 1729 in the First Church in Kittery, Maine.[3]  Andrew and Deborah had six children:  Josiah, Alice, William, Samuel, Mercy and Anna.  There is no record of her death all that is known is that it was after 20 October 1760, the time in which she co-signed a deed with her husband.[4]  Her place of burial is also unknown at this time.  Many articles have been written on the WESCOTT family, most not putting them in a good light.


[1] Steven Edward Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine,” The American Genealogist, 70 (1995), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : accessed ).

[2] Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine.”

[3] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 September 2013), Andrew Westscoat [Wescott] and Deborah Webber jun., 19 Apr 1729, York, York, Maine.

[4] Sullivan, “Andrew and Deborah (Webber) Wescott of Cape Neddick, York, and Penboscot, Maine.”

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On this day, October 16…

Family Events

Births

1787 Deborah PERKINS 1st cousin 6x removed
1886 Arthur Martin Georg Wilhelm HIRSCH grand uncle

 

Marriages

1817 John CONNER and Deborah WESCOTT 4th great grand aunt

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Deborah Perkins

Deborah PERKINS is my first cousin six times removed, we are related through her grandparents my sixth great grandparents, Captain William and Elizabeth (PERKINS) WESCOTT and she her great grandparents my eighth great grandparents *Jacob and Anna (LITTLEFIELD) PERKINS.  She is the youngest of three children born to Nathaniel and Elizabeth (WESCOTT) PERKINS.  She was born 16 October 1787 in Penobscot, Maine.[1]  She married her first cousin through her grandparents Sparks and Phebe (SAWYER) PERKINS and second cousin once removed through her great grandfather *Jacob and Lydia (STOVER) PERKINS, Stephen PERKINS 3 September 1809 in Penobscot, Maine.[2]  Stephen and Deborah had two daughters:  Mary and Joanna C.  Deborah died November 1833; she is buried in the Stephen Perkins Cemetery in Penobscot.

 

*Jacob PERKINS had one son illegitimately and two other sons with different wives, the mothers of these sons are somewhat confused.


[1] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 September 2013), Deborah Perkins, 16 Oct 1787, Penobscot, Maine.

[2] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 September 2013), Stephen Perkins, Deborah Perkins, 3 Sep 1809, Penobscot, Maine.

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