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BIRTHS 4 January 1700-1800

  • John BOWDEN born 4 January 1717 in York, York, Maine[1]; son of Abraham and Martha (WORMWOOD) BOADEN.
  • Ruth CHIPMAN born 4 January 1768[2]; daughter of Ebenezer and Mehetabel (WILCOX) CHIPMAN; wife of Charles CHURCHILL.
  • Ivory CHADWICK born 4 January 1784 in Berwick, York, Maine[3]; son of William and Elizabeth (BUTLER) CHADWICK; died 8 June 1798.
  • Loring JORDAN born 4 January 1786 in Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine[4]; son of Ebenezer and Lucy (TARBOX) JORDAN; husband of Rebecca JOY.
  • Captain Woodbury JORDAN born 4 January 1787 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine[5]; son of Ezekiel and Mary (SIMONTON) JORDAN; husband of Joanna “Ann” DYER and Jane MOSS.
  • Waldo HILL born 4 January 1794 in Biddeford, York, Maine[6]; son of Captain Waldo and Keziah (DURRELL) HILL; husband of Maranda DIX.

[1] Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 26 August 2013), Abraham Bowden his children born in York of Martha his wife.  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 19 January 2016), John Bowden; FHL microfilm 12836.

[2] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 30 [Ruth Chipman #184].

[3] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002392, 000009763, Ivory Chadwick, 4 January 1784; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 8 June 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  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 8 June 2015), Ivory Chadwick; FHL microfilm 9763.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 9 June 2015), Ivory Chadwick; Pre 1892 Delayed Returns; roll 18.  Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, compiled, Genealogy of the Cutts Family in America (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell’s Sons, Publishers, 1892), 72; image online, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 18 March 2014.  George H. Butler M.D., Thomas Butler and His Descendants: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Butler of Butler’s Hill, South Berwick, ME. 1674-1886 (New York: Trow’s Printing and Bookbinding Company, 1886), 123; image online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 9 June 2015; Ivory Chadwick.

[4] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 37 [Loring Jordan #320].

[5] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 167 [Captain Woodbury Jordan #695 and Joanna Dyer #751].

[6] 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 13 December 2017), Waldo Hill; FHL microfilm 10601.

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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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Births November 23 1700-1800

  • Jonathan EMERY born 23 November 1722 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[1]; son of James and Ruth (WATSON) EMERY; husband of Jerusha BARRON.
  • Sarah CHIPMAN born 23 November 1722 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts[2]; daughter of Jacob and Abigail (FULLER) CHIPMAN; wife of John CHIPMAN.
  • Mary RICE born 23 November 1723 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts[3]; daughter of Edward and Lydia (FAIRBANKS) RICE; died 5 January 1741.
  • Paul BOWDEN born 23 November 1723 in York, York, Maine[4]; son of Abraham and Martha (WORMWOOD) BOADEN
  • Nathaniel ANDREWS born 23 November 1745 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts[5]; son of Nathaniel and Mary (HIGGINSON) ANDREWS; died 12 September 1754.
  • Peter RYTHER born 23 November 1749 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts[6]; son of Lieutenant David and Martha (SHATTUCK) RYTHER; died 24 May 1771.
  • Lavina CHIPMAN born 23 November 1783 in Cornwallis Park, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada[7]; daughter of John and Eunice (DIXON) CHIPMAN.
  • James MARR born 23 November 1785 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine[8]; son of John and Sarah (JORDAN) MARR; husband of Dorothy SMALL
  • Elizabeth WESCOTT born 23 November 1789 in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine[9]; daughter of William and Margaret (HANEY) WESCOTT; wife of Captain Jeremiah VARNUM.

[1] Heritage Consulting, compiled, “Millennium File,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Jonathan Emery; 23 November 1722, June 1807; 7 December 1753.  Rev. Rufus Emery, Genealogy of the Emery Family: four generations of the descendants of John Emery, Sen., of Newbury, Mass., and Anthony Emery of Kittery, Maine, print (Salem, Mass.: Emery Cleaves, n.d.), 12; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017; Jonathan Emery #35.ii and family.  Online, Earle Gibson Emery, national 65776, Massachusetts state 5683, descendant of David Emery; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection – Individual Records,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Jonathan Emery; 23 November 1722, 7 December 1753, June 1807.  Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection-Births,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Jonathan Emery; 23 November 1722.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Jonathan Emery; 23 November 1722; Haverhill Vital Transcripts p. 122.

[2] 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 10 February 2016), Sarah Chipman; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161968 V. 10, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 14, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 27, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 019196.

[3] Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family: in America, 1633-1897, print (Boston: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), 48; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 8 July 2017; Lydia Fairbanks and family.  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), Mary Rice; FHL microfilm 0844943 IT 2.  Charles Hudson, History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from the first settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1860 and an account of the celebration of the two hundredrth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, print (Boston: Pres of T. R. Narvin & Son, 1862), 435; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017; Edward Rice Family; 7-44.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Mary Rice; 23 November 1723; Marlborough Vital Transcripts p. 158.

[4] Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 26 August 2013), Abraham Bowden his children born in York of Martha his wife.

[5] “Descendants of Robert Andrews of Rowley Village (Boxford),” The Essex Antiquarian, 3 (1899), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 29 September 2015), Nathaniel Andrews; vol. 3, page 116; #89-vii.

[6] 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 21 June 2015), Peter Rider; FHL microfilm 186128.  Lemuel Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck: The progenitor of the families in America that have borne his name; including an introduction, and an appendix containing collateral information (1855; reprint, Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, n.d.), 131, Martha Shattuck #74; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Peter #iii.  J. H. Temple and George Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts: for 150 years, with an account of the prior occupation of the territory by the Squakheags and with family genealogies (1875; reprint, Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, n.d.), 531, David Ryther (Rider); database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015.

[7] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 43 [Lavina Chipman #318].

[8] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205261, James Marrs, 23 November 1785; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 September 2014); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 46, 111 [James Marr #392].

[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 15 March 2015), Elizabeth Westcot; FHL microfilm 11752.

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November 20 1700-1800

  • Caleb LELAND born 20 November 1712 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts[1]; son of Ebenezer and Martha (FAIRBANKS) LELAND; husband of Judith MORSE, Mary GARNER, Mary HARDING and Prudence.
  • Sarah CHIPMAN born 20 November 1721 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts[2]; daughter of Reverend John and Rebecca (HALE) CHIPMAN; wife of John LEACH
  • Ebenezer BOADEN born 20 November 1731 in York, York, Maine[3]; son of Abraham and Martha (WORMWOOD) BOADEN.
  • Barnabas CHIPMAN born 20 November 1763 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts[4]; son of Barnabas and Mary (BLACKWELL) CHIPMAN.
  • Draper CHIPMAN born 20 November 1789 in Bath, Kentucky[5]; son of Draper and Sarah (PRICHETT) CHIPMAN.
  • Sally EATON born 20 November 1798 Sedgewick, Hancock, Maine[6]; daughter of John and Sally (PICKERING) EATON.

[1] 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 8 July 2017), Calib Laland; FHL microfilm 164693.  Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family: in America, 1633-1897, print (Boston: American Printing and Engraving Company, 1897), 47; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 8 July 2017; Martha Fairbanks and family.  Charissa T. Bass, Genealogy; Bass-Jones: in memory of Frank N. Bass, print (Freeport, ILL: self, 2 August 1937), 76; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 8 July 2017; Ebenezer Leland, Jr. and family.

[2] 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 15 November 2017), Sarah Chepman; FHL microfilm 0962871 IT 2.  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 15 November 2017), Sarah Chepman; FHL microfilm 8614851.

[3] Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 27 March 2014), Abraham Bowden his children born in York of Martha his wife.  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 19 January 2016), Ebenezer Bowden; FHL microfilm 12836.

[4] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 37 [Barnabas Chipman #245].  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 15 November 2017), Barnabas Chipman; 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161968 V. 10, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 14, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 27, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0191968 V. 11.

[5] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 86 [Draper Chipman #283].

[6] 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 5 July 2017), Sally Eaton; FHL microfilm 27756.

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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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Temple Hovey LORD

Temple is my first cousin six times removed; we are related through his grandparents, my sixth great grandparents, Benjamin and Agnes (PATTEN) JELLISON.  Temple is the third of four children of George Ross and Jane (JELLISON) LORD.  He was enumerated with wife and children in the 1850 U.S. census.[1]  Temple and his wife Rebecca died just ten days apart, was there a common illness or an accident?

Temple Hovey LORD was born 1794 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.  He died 27 August 1857 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.  He was interred at Juniper Cemetery, in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[2]  Temple married Rebecca before 1821.  Rebecca was born about 1791 in Mount Desert, Hancock, ME.  She died 17 August 1857 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME. She is interred in Juniper Cemetery, Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[3]

Temple and Rebecca had the following children:

  1. Rebecca Jane born 10 April 1821. She died of old age on 17 September 1904 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[4]  She was interred at Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[5]  Rebecca married Edward MOORE.  Edward is my second cousin five times removed; we are related through his great grandparents, my sixth great grandparents Wyatt and Elizabeth (WORMWOOD) MOORE.  Edward was born in 1817 in Mariaville, Hancock, ME.  He died 2 August 1896 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.  Edward was interred at Juniper Cemetery in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.[6]
  2. William H. born 1 April 1834 in Ellsworth, Hancock, ME.

[1] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 54, dwelling 333, family 383, Temple Lord; NARA microfilm publication M432, 255.

[2] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 November 2014), Temple Lord; memorial 117346865.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 November 2014), Rebecca Lord; memorial 117346909.

[4] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 February 2015), Rebecca Moor; record 6.

[5] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 February 2015), Rebbeca J. Moore; memorial 117769683.

[6] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 25 February 2015), Edward M. Moore, Jr.; memorial 117769642.

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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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