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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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Lydia Boaden

Lydia BOADEN is my first cousin eight times removed; we are related through her grandparents, my eighth great grandparents, William and Mary (YOUNG) WORMWOOD.  Lydia is the sixth child of Abraham and Martha (WORMWOOD) BOADEN, born 20 September 1720 in York, Maine.[1]  Lydia married Eleazer KIMBALL before 1745 in York, Maine.[2]  Lydia and Eleazer had two children:  Caleb and Lydia.  Lydia died before November 1748, the date of Eleazer’s second marriage to Elizabeth Seavey.[3]

 

There are many variations of the name BOADEN: BODEN, BOODY, BOODEN, BOWDEN, BOWDON, BODIN, BOYDEN, BODINUS, BOIDEN, and many more.


[1] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 26 August 2013), Lydia Bowden 20 Sept 1720 York, York, Maine.

[2] Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111 (1955, 1956, 1957), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 26 August 2013), Eleazer kimball his children born in York of his Lydia datugher of Abra Bowden vizt.

[3] Leonard Allison Morrison, History of the Kimball Family in America from 1634-1897: and its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England (Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1897), 75; online image, Internet Archive, Open Library.org (archive.org : online 26 August 2013.

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On this day, August 17…

Family Events

Births

1712 Mary Wormwood 6th great grand aunt
1876 Ada Catherine Young 2nd great grand aunt
1893 Ada Louise Barshaw 1st cousin 3x removed

Marriages

1732 John Freize and Mary Wormwood 6th great grand aunt

Deaths

1841 Nahum Moore 1st cousin 5x removed
1843 Joshua Jordan 1st cousin 6x removed
1843 Elizabeth Jordan 1st cousin 5x removed

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Miriam Moore

Miriam MOORE is my fifth great grand aunt; she is the daughter of my sixth great grandparents; Wyatt and Elizabeth (WORMWOOD) MOORE.[1]  Miriam was born 27 July 1746, in Biddeford, Maine.  She was the fourth of eleven children.  Miriam married Josiah GARLAND 1 July 1767 in Biddeford, Maine.  They had ten children: Benjamin, Thomas, Edward, John, Betsey, Joanna, Hannah, Miriam, Sally, Josiah Jr.  All their children married, giving her and her husband many grandchildren.  Miriam died about 1830.


[1] Ruth Gray, “Maine Families in 1790,” (Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1988); Joshua Moore, vol. 1, page 208.  Sibyl Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis, “Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire,” (New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston, 1928-1939); Wyatt Moore, p. 490.

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Elizabeth Wormwood

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


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

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