row's, Plymouth co. and in 1819, his name was placed on
the pension roll, for service in the Mass. Line, he then be-
ing 78 years of age. William and Zephaniah, served in
the Wareham co. and William's widow received a pension.
Zephaniah Bumpas and Ellice Churchill, both of Shep-
ardsfield, were m. at New Gloucester, April i, 1784.
Zephaniah Bumpas, jr. and Mary Gool, both of Shep.
ardsfield, were m. at New Gloucester, Nov. 28, 1788.
Miss Jedidah Bumpus of Hebron and Amaziah Reed of
Plantation No. 5, were m. Oct. 19, 1809.
Morris Bumpas m. at Plympton, Mass. Feb. 10, 1780,
154 Azmals of Oxford.
Hannah Bumpxs 8rt6 came tÂ« Shepardsfield abovt T*f9$. Ffc
died, Oct. 14, 1837; wife died, Dec. 18, 1841.
Morris, b. Dec. 12, 1780, m. May, 1806, Mary Sturtevant. ^
He d. Sept. 9, 1814; she ro. 2d, Nov. 6, 1817, Benja-
min Spaulding of Buckfield.
Simeon, b. Nov. 20, 1782 ; burned to death in the acci-
dental destruction, by fire, of their cabin in Shepardsfield.
Nathaniel, b. Aug. 31, 1784, m. Betsey, dau. of John
Warren of Buckfield. He was a black.
Lydia, b. Oct. 10, 1786, d. Oct. 22, 1803.
Samuel, b. May 23, 1788; he had the homestead.
Huldah, b. Sept. 14, 1790.
Jesse, b. Ma}^ 3, 1792, m. Pc^ly Whitman.
Martha, b. Sept. 1796, d. in mfancy.
Martha, b. Sept. 16, 1799, m. Aug. 26, 1821, MosÂ«s
Couillard of Bath; m. 2d, â€” â€” Snowman.
Daniel, b. Oct. 10, 1800, m. Olive Tripp.
Patience, b. May 27, 1801, d. Oct. 30, 1820.
Setli, b. Aug. 6, 1803, d. June 6, 1804.
Eliza, b. May 22, 1806, m. Alden Fisk ; s. Tm-ner.
Samubl Bumpas, son of Morris, s. Hebron, m. Re-
becca, dau. of Capt. Azel Kinsky of Minot. He d. August
29, 1875 ; she d. May 14, 1881.
Azel Kinsley, b. March 16, 182 1.
Martba H., b. March 30, 1823, m. April 21, 1844, ^^
ratio G. Lcbaron.
Harriet Eleanor, b. April 4 , 1825, d. June 3, 1842.
Martin Kinsley, b. May i, 1827.
Samuel Augustus, b. May 24, 1829.
William Bumpas and Hannah Barrows, were mar-
ried at PiymptoM, Mass. F^b. 10, 1780. He d. in Hebron,
Jan. 7, 1813, she d. June 12, 1846.
Silas, b, Jime 9, 1781. WilliÂ«TO, h. Sept. 4, 1783.
Alden, b. June 9, 1786. Betty, b. May ij, 1789, m.
May 9, 1S13, Caleb Cushman, Jr. Hannah, b. Jan. 1792.
]3elliany, b. Sept. 8, 1795, m. Mar. 35, 1821, Aaron Maa-
shall of Hebron. Clarissa, b. July 17, 1799. LaÂ»ra, b.
Dec. 30, 1 80 1, m. July 16, 18 18, Jacob Records. Elvira,
b. Feb. 25, 1804, ntt. Dec. 2, 1824, W^iiiam Metwll.
Aimals of Ozfosd. 155
Sn.As RuNfPAs, son of WiHiam, ra. Oct. i^, 1802,
Keziah Packard of Hebron.
Lueinda, died Jan. 17, 1804. Sophronia, b. June 11, 1805.
Mizaula, b. Jan. 29, 1809. Chas. White, b. May 24, 1814.
Silas, b. Feb. 27, 1816. Willard W., b. Aug. 16, 1818.
Dea. Aldkn Bumpas, son of William, died in He-
ron, Aug. 26, 1849. His wife was Polly, dau. of Samuel
Crafts, with whom he married Nov. 26, 181 2.
Sok>Â«ion, b. Aug. 18, 1813, d. Feb. 27, 1814.
Atwood B., b. May 9, 1815.
Mary Ann, b. May 29, 1818.
Sara DeAlbra, b. Sept. 5, 1824; m. Dec. 5, 1844, John
Whitman. Isaac C, b. Aug. 30, 1826.
Verren Alden, b. July 11 , 1830.
Laurin Aurelius, b. April 29, 1833.
William Bumpas, son of William, m. Nov. 26, 1807,
Phebe Washburn, s. in Hebron; he d. Aug. 14, 1837.
Lorenzo Simmons, b. Jan. 9, 1809, m. Oct. 4, 1835,
Lydia York of Hebron.
William White, b. Aug. 3, 1813, m. Nov. 25, 1835, Car-
oline, b. Feb. 8, 1815, f^au. of Lewis and Martha (Bes-
sey) Monk of Buckfield. He was a shoemaker; his first
child was born in Hebron, the others in Oxford, where
be died Jan. 19, 1866. His children were : â€¢
Emily Angeronc, b. Nov. 19, 1837, m. Jan. i, 1861,
Alphonso Whitman, b. d. Jan. 30, 1850.
Hirara Mellen, b. Oct. 2, 1848, d. Sept. 20, 1849.
James Adelbert, b. July 3, 1846, d. Feb. 3, 1850.
I-oring Herrman, b. Nov. 18, 1850, m. October 7, 1897,
Llewellyn Washburn, b. â€” â€” d. Aug. 22, 1855.
Sybelia Josephen*;, b. Jan, 16, 1856, m. Feb. 18, 1888,
Charles F. Hanscom.
Charles Herbert, b. July 4, 1858, m. Feb. 12, 1881,
John Burnis, b. in Massachuselts in 1783, bad family in
156 Aimalc of Oxford.
Oxford at the traie of incorporation, coDsisting of wile Je-
nisha, three sons and five aaughters ; Betsey, m. May 24,
1835, Alpha B. Everett. Mr. Whitney's note-book
mentions the occupation of 132 acres of land, on the line
between Hebron and Otisfield, by John Burns and JcAin
Lennell, in iSii. Mr. Burns lived to be very aged, taking
a 2d or 3d wife inf^ieii upwards of 80 years of age. This
event was enthusiastically celebrated by the "Cailathump-
EzEKiBL R. Burns, b. 1804, son of John, had the
home farm. H* m. Oct. 10, 1838, Miss Julia Ann ElweH ,
and 2d, Dec. 21, 1863, Amanda M. Churchill.
Mary R., b. 1839. Araminta, b. 1841. Sarah C. b. 1845.
John E., b. Sept .27, 184S. Julia Maria, b. May 13, 1851.
John G. Burns, son John, had a farm (7) near his
father's. He m. May 23, 1830, Esther Scribner, who d.
Jan. 25, 1837. He m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1837, Miss Mar}'^ Kim-
ball of Hamlin's Gore. One child, only, James Austin, b.
Jan. 25, 1840, is of record, but prob. there were others.
Nathaniel E. Burns, son of John, had a farm (9) near
his brother's. He m. Aug. 2, 1840, Sylvia, dau. of Capt.
Micah Walker of Paris. He died Dec. 12, 1873.
Sarah R., b. Sept. 23, 1845. James F., b. June 18, 1847.
Sewall S., died Oct.'S, 1849. Sylvia E., b. Jan. 23. 1850.
Electra S., b. May 9, 1852 ; d. unm. Oct. 25, 1899.
Isabel A., b. Sept. 6, 1854.
Josephine L., b. June 17, 1856. Lkwellyn, b. Ap. 28, 1858.
Lucy Â£., b. Dec. 9, 1859; ^'ved ten days.
John Caldwell, fourth in descent from John of Ips-
wich, Mass. and prob. one of the ten, of the name upon
Mass. Rev. Roll's. He had lots 10 and 11 in the 5th range
and lot 10 in Ihe 6th range, as shown on the map of Shep-
ardsfield ; additional land was acquired by purchase in 1783
and in 1787, evidently anticipating the wants of his child-
ren. He d. Dec. 16, 1813; wife, Dolly (Bowley), d. Dec-
19, 1815. Their children, said to have been born in Ha-
verhill, Mass. were as follows :
John, t. in Hebron. Dolly, ra. Mar. 5, 1801, Rev. Dan-
iel Ricker, a Methodist preacJier.
Annals of Ozt(Mti. 167
P%f1ip, b. Dec. 2, 1^773 ; m. Susan PerkniÂ« Â«f MtcWlchoro.
&. m Parrs sear ihe Oxford line.
"Wllliara, b. i775- PoHy, b. Juiy r8, 1782; m. June
b8 , 17^2, Rev. Dan Perry.
John Caldwell, son c^ JcÂ»JiÂ», m. Sarah Merrill.
Children, born in Hebron :
Me^nda, b. MÂ«y 24, 1802, ra. Nov. 6, 1818, Thaddeus
Greenwood. Dolly, b. Feb. 6, 1803.
Aretas, b. Dec. 24, 1804, m. Sept. 8, 1834, AagvK^ Ma-
via Bf arce o^ Oxford. Settled in Greenwood.
Rkhard, b. Mar. 27, 1S06.
Sophronia, b. Dec. 15, 1808, m. 1831, Edward Weeman.
WiMiam Harrison, b. March 21, 1813.
Sarah Jane, b. May 13. 1815. m. Oct. 12^ 1833, Preston
EM wards of Otisfield.
WiLiiAM Caldwei*l, son of JohÂ«, m. May a, iV99Â»
Nancy Woodward of Poland. Their farm was in that part
of Hebron that became Oxford (172) ; be d. Dec. 12, 1862.
Zenas, b. Mar. 31, 1800. He was graduated at Bowdoir
College, Preceptor of HaJlowel'l Academy, and in 1825
was chosen Prmdpal of the Maine We&leyaÂ« Seminary
He was a young man of rare promise whose early death.
Dec. 21, 1826, was a sad event to the school.
Leonard, b. Jan. 30, 1803, s. on the hoi-ne farm.
"Territt, b. Nov. 29, 1806, gr. Bwv. Col. class of 1828,
and Â»a.me year w^ chosen Principal of the Seminary.
After six yeaÂ»s of ci'editable service in this office, he re-
signed, to accept a professorship in Dickinson College.
Nancy, b. April 25, 1809, m. Aug. 25, 1827, Eliphalet
Clai'k of Wilton. They s. in Portland where he engaged
ia medical (konfi.) practice. His fine presence, agreeable
manners and excellent }u
entage, and a fortune. I^hey both lived to an advanced
age, and having no children, they distributed the larger
paa4 of their estate to educational aiid religious institutions.
LsaNARD Calj>wkll, son of William, m. May 22,
1831, Miss HaÂ»mÂ«h Farnngton of Otisfield ;
Children, born in Oxford :
Emily Clark, b. May 28, 1833. Leonard A., b. â€” i&3^-
l^len C, b. - â– ' 1836. Wa4iam F^ b, 1638.
Anna E., b. FÂ«b. 21, 1^48.
158 Annate of Oxford,
Rev. Ts^AC Carlton, son of Isaac, was Wm A^e-
20, 1807, and died Jan. 5, 185S. sbb skbtch paâ‚¬^ 106.
He m. Dec. 15, 1836, Qarmda, dau. of Nathaniel and
Phoebe Mei-rill; she b. Mar. 9, 1808, d. Pwtiand, Oct. i,
1894. Their first child was bora in Li*ec, the others were
born in Oxford, and were as follows :
Clara, b. Sept. 21, 1838, d. Portland, Oct. 25, 1899.
Delavan, b. June 20, 1840, m. Mary Ellis.
Laura, b. Nov. 24., 1841, lives m Portland.
Mary, b. Feb. i, 1844 , ra. John M. Dennett.
Dora, b. Nov. M, 1846. lives in Portland.
Thomas Carman, son of John of North Yarmmi^,
m. Eleanor Gardner, or Garnett, pwb. Oct. 8, 1791. Tfeey
s. m Hebron, where wife died Aug. 2, X809; he ns. ad,
Feb. 5, 1814, Priscilla Reed of Wilton.
Thomas Randall, b. Aug. 16, 1793.
Luther, b. Sept. 28, 1795.
Isaac Bearce, b. May 25, 1798.
Matilda, b. Jan. 3, 1801, d. uflnvÂ«aT!C<3.
Miranda, b. Aug. 25, 1803. ra. KimbaH Prrace FbHct.
Jannes Harvey, b. Aug. 7, 1805.
Arvilla, b. Dec. 23, 1807, d. unmarried.
Eleanor, and Loring, by 2d wife.
Thomas R. Carman, son of Thomas, was brought up
in the family of Capt. Isaac Bearce. He taught school in
Woodstock, Greenwood, Oxford and other places. His wife
was Sarah, b. Jan. i, 1797, dau. of Solomon and Sally
(Swan) Bryant of Bryant's Pond. He survived his wife,
living with his daughter in Portland, and with Dea. Chris-
topher Bryant of Woodstock, where he died.
Sylvester, d. m early manhood. Sarah Jane, d. in iwf^mcy.
Sarah Jane, m. Wflliam Welch oi Forik^ud.
MiltoR, d. before he was twenty.
LuTHT5R Carmak, sÂ®n of Thomas, lived on Main st.
near his si>op. He was a Bfkan of worvderful versatility, em-
ploying himself, at timÂ«Â«, aÂ« a farmer, houeewright, cabinet
mftker, nMchini^, teftcher e^ uMtsie etc. sÂ«s pags 107.
Annals of Oxford. 159
He m. 1821, Dolly, b. Feb. 6, 1803, dan. of John Cald-
well, Jr. Children :
Mary Ann Washington, died Jan. 30, 1827.
Luther Milton, died Aug. 7, 1828.
Albion Francis Marion, h. Aug. 20, '28; d. June 11, *32.
Amanda Melvina Milton, b. June 20, 1830; m. Charles
F. Ingalls, Hves in Portland.
Adelaide Voloski, b. Aug. 13, 1832; m. Wilder Reed,
lives in Bo ton.
Thaddeus Sobieski, b. May 13, 1834; "^- Helen Wing
of Wayne, he died at Winthrop.
Luther Stanhope, b. Feb. 15, 1836; m. Rebecca Bacon,
lives in Bridgton. Elbina Lowell, died May 7, 1840.
William, b. Mar. 13, 1839; d. Oct. 7 1840,
Edward Preble, m. Sept 19, 1865, Miss Abby Bowdoin ;
m. 2d, Mrs. Mary (Cross) Webb; lives in Bridgton.
Williann Wallace, m. Charlotte C. Bennett of Sweden; m.
2d, Mrs. Edna J. (Mitchell) Eames ; lives in Portland.
Helen Marr, lives with her sister, Mrs. Reed, in Boston.
Father died in Bridgton, Nov. 24, 1874 ' mother died
in Cambridgeport, Nov. i, 1886.
Isaac B. Carman, son of Thomas, learned the join-
er's trade and soon after arriving at his majority, he went to
Boston where he became proficient, not only in house fin-
ishing, but in ship and cabinet work, and for several years
was employed in the Charlestown Navy Yard. In 1832 he
returned to Oxford, living in the house now occupied by
his son-in-law, Squire Andrews, until his demise, Nov. 18,
1864. He was an ingenious mechanic of excellent charac-
ter, a kind friend and a gocxi citizen. His wife with whom
he married, in Boston, July, 1828, was Sarah Cass, b. in
Scituate, July 27, 1801, dau. of Samuel and Sibae (Litch-
field) Stockbridge; d. Oct. 29, 1872.
Sibae Stockbridge, b. Nov. 12, 1833 ; m. Freeman B. An-
drews, Esq. of Oxford.
Ellen Litchfield, b. Sept. 14, 1840, d. 1854.
Caroline Elizabeth Cass, b. Nov. 29, 1842.
Dr. RoBCRT Carr, son of Samuel, was b. at Newbu-
ry, Mass. Oct. 24, 1783 ; m. Jan. 20, 1S13, Polly Chase.
She was born, Aug. 5, 1785, and soon after their marriage,
160 Annals of Oxford.
he commenced the practice of medicine In Hebron. In this
great office he served many years with skill and fidelity,
his kindly disposition making him, everywhere, a welcome
guest. He died at West Minot, Jnly 14, 1852.
Josiah, b. Feb. 6, 1814, m. Sept. 23, 1841, Elizabeth
Frances Bridgham. For fort}^ 3 ears a beloved physician
at Mechanic Falls.
Aim Kimball, b. Mar. 29, 1816, m. 1838, Edward Bruce.
Mehitable Frye, b. April 5, 1818, m.Oct. 12, 1843, Isaac
Whitmore Marshall. She d. Hebron, Jan. 9, 1845,
Samuel, b. July 30, 1823, m. Harriet C. Hawks.
Robert William, b. Feb. i, 1826.
Cassander Gary, son of Dr. Luther and AbiÂ£jail
(King) Cary of Turner, was born in "Wniliamsburg, Mass.
Aug. 15, 1783. He m. 1808, Sally Clapp; he m. 2d, 1818,
Joanna Jones ; had settlement in Hebron, where he d. Sept.
2, 1831. Children as per Hebron records.
Sophia, b. April 12, 1810. Martha, b. May 5, 1813.
Harriet, b. Aug. 24, 1814. Sally, b. Nov. 14, 1816.
Henry J., b. June 12, 1823. Cassander, b. May 4, 1826;
lived sixteen days. Aaron, b. Nov. 20, 1828.
Thomas Cary, son of Zachary and Eliza (Newhall)
Cary, was born in Sterling, Mass., 1807. He was a brick-
maker, residence, while in Oxford, on King street, oppo-
site Mr. Ricker's. He was a stage driver on the Portland
and Paris line, also on other routes. In May 1842, he re-
moved to farm near Gray Cornier, ^v^herâ‚¬ he continued until
his house was burned, a few yea*s ago, since then, his dau.
Mrs. Sykes, has made a home for him with her in Lewis-
ton. He m. ist, Theda L., dau. of Capt. Micah Walker
of Paris; she d. July 31, 1838, and he m. 2d, May 20,
1839, Mrs. Julia Ann Waterhouse, dau. of Dr. Peter Whit-
ney of Gra)^ She had one son, Peter Whitney W^aterhouse,
who had his surname changed to Cary, by the Legislature
in 1842. He m. Mary Peck of Conn.
Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1835 ; m. John Wesley of Patten.
Theda, b. April, 1842 ; m. Robert M. SykÂ«s of Lewiston.
Cephas, b. 1843 ; m. Emma Farris, lives in Oxford.
Gitstavus Newhall, b. 1845 ; uÂ»m., dieid fn tbe army.
Annals of Oxford. 161
Cjmthia, died m fnfancy. Mary, d?ed in infancy.
Cynthia Whitney, b. 185 1 ; m, John Dingley of Lewiston.
Albert Alonzo, b. 1^53, lives in Gray.
Zachary Gary of Leeds and Miriam Morse of He-
bron, were married Aug. 3, 1824. She was a daughter of
James Morse, the miller at Graigies Mills and died, his
widow, at Woodfords. He was a brother of Thomas, above
named, b. 1801 ; he had settlement in Norway and later in
Oxford (119). Ghildren ;
James Henry, b. 1825, m. Mary Elizabeth Breslin ; he d.
in Portland, 185 1.
Albert Quincy, b. 1827, killed in the steamer Primrose,
blown up OH the Mississippi river.
Lydia Ann, b. 1829, d. young.
Martha Jane, b. 1832, m. Walter B. Harmon.
George Francis, b. 1837, m. 1866, Harriet N. Flood, s.
Portland ; d. Feb. 7, 1892.
Lewis Glark, b. 1843, d. unm. at Woodfords.
Squire and Deborah Gaswell, are credited on the
Hebron records, with children, as follows ;
Rachel, b. May 10, 1815.
John, b. June 13, 1818.
Andrew Harlow of Minot, and Deborah Gaswell of He-
bron, pub. their intention of m. July 30, 1825.
David W. Gates, said to have been left an orphan
in infancy, and adopted by an Otisfield family. He was b.
Sept. 1799, ^' J"^y ^^Â» ^830, Harriet Eaton, dau. of Ab-
ner Shaw of Oxford. He had residence on Pleasant street,
followed the cooper's trade, and lived more than ninety
years, the last twenty in total blindness. His wife d. Aug.
1895, in Massachusetts. Children, born in Oxford.
Frances Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1831, m. Mar. 14, 1S51,
Daniel G. Moore; m. 2d, Abiel Root. She d. July, 1900,
at Norwood, Mass.
Charles Augustus, b. JÂ«ly 27, 183a, m. Philena Llbby of
Harrison, lives in that town.
AlbioR Milton, b. Mar. 17, 1836, la. Mary Parsons, lives
in Blackstoae^ Mass,
162 Annals of Oxford.
William Lewis, b. July 20, 1838; m. Mary Ann Sweet;
m. 2ci, Hannah Sweet, lives in Blackstone.
Clarence M., b. Mar. 31, 1851; m. Mary Flaherty; m.
2d, Mrs. Josephine Jordan, lives in Blackstone.
Zebulon Chadbourne, b. 1774, m. Polly Staples,
b. 1779 ; came from Kennebunk and located on Pigeon Hill.
Mary, b. June 30, 1801, m. Feb. 20, 1823, Reuben Saw-
yer of New Gloucester.
Elon, b. June 2, 1803.
John R., b. July 15, 1804.
Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 1807, m. Herrick.
Samuel H., b. Oct. 2, 1810.
Thomas, b. May 2, 1812, lived two years.
Susanna, b. Oct. 12, 1815, m. Chase Merrill.
Zebulon, b. Aug. 30, 1823, m. Dorcas Brown, and died,
very suddenly, in 1846, without issue.
Elon Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, had the home-
stead (140). He m. May, 1826, Lydia K. Piper of Otis-
Francis S., b. Jan. 28, 1828, m. May 19, 1850, Serena
Kenney of Westbrook.
Jairus Keith, m. Mrs. Lombard of Otisfield.
Cora, d. at the age of 25, unmarried.
John R. Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, m. Rhoda
Cary Gurney, and removed to Sumner before 1840.
Louisa Deborah, b. June 6, 1829.
Chloe Eustis, b. Jan. 15, 1835.
James A. Barnes, b. May 16, 1839.
Isabel Credentia, b. Feb. i, 1842, m. John McCollistcr.
Samuel H. Chadbourne, son of Zebulon, m. June
3, 1832, Charlotte T., dau. of Ephraim Washbiu-n, and s.
in Oxford (136). He was a member of Co. H 14th Maine,
and died in a hospital at Raton Rouge, Nov. 30, 1863. His
widow m. Seth H. Faunce.
Alonzo Rosea, b. Mar. 23, 1833, m. Alraira Lane of Hi-
ram ; lives in Worcester.
John Welch, b. April 16, i8jf, m. Harriet Walcott ; he is
an innholder at 0Â«ford.
Annals of Oxtord.
George Mellen, b. Dec. 15, 1839; d. unm. 1872.
Frances Melissa, b. Feb. 9, 1844.
Charlotte Augusta, b. Mar. 13, 1846, m. George H.Jones.
Malorah Annetta, b. June 6, 1848, m. Leander Ward well.
Freeland, b. Dec. 30, 1856, m. Effie McCollister.
Reuben Proctor of Buckfield and Betsey Chadbourne c
Hebron were m. July 14, 1799.
William Farwell Chaffin, b. Jan. 12, 1804, son
of Gladwin and Eunice (Farwell) Chatfin of Harvard,
Mass., came to Oxford soon after the marriage of his sister
with Maj. Norton. He was a fine looking man, of kindl}-
disposition and unblemished character ; a cooper, by trade,
but he had been much employed as a school-teacher. He
was especially interested in music and opened a singing-
school in the village, from which was organized an excel-
lent musical society and church choir, efficient aids to so-
cial and religious meetings. His death, April 30, 1838, was
a vet}^ solemn event, the meeting-house was crowded at
his funeral, and the rhoir , in tears, sang in the service.
His wife, b. Oct. 31, 1803, was Louisa, dau. of Eben-
ezer L. and Hannah (Tarbell) Shattuck of Pepperell, Ms.,
an excellent woman, lovingly co-operating with her husband
in good works. Soon after the birth of her son, she was af-
flicted with a nervous disease that bereft her of reason and
her sun went down in a cloud, May 20, 1851.
Mary Louisa, b. Mar. 9, 1834, m. Oct. 21, 1861, John
Holmes, and d. in California, Mar. 25, 1863.
William Ladd, b. Aug. 16, 1837, m. Aug. 12, 1862. Re-
becca H., dau. of Michael H. and Margaret (Hazlett
Bagley o^ Portland. Dr. Chaffin has for many 3'ears
been the revered pastor of Unity Church, North Easton,
A record of this family would be defective if "Aunt
Phoebe" was omited ; she was a sister of Mrs. Chaffin, came
with her to Oxford, and upon her devolved the care of this
afflicted family. A friend said of her, "she was a grand
woman, full of good works, with love and charity for every
body ; she richly deserved to live a hundred years in this
world and an eternity of years in the better world to come."
At the age of 55, Miss ShattÂ«ck became the 2d wife of Maj.
104 Annals of Oxford.
Levi Houghton of Fitchburg, who was i6 years her senior;
she used to saj that she "was amply paid for waiting, for
she had a good husband more than twenty years". She d.
at the Rectory, at North Easton, June 24, 1890, aged 100
years, 4 months and 6 da3'S ; her last twenty years being
spent in the family of her nephew. When he was a child,
she was a mother to him, and when she became, again, a
child he lovingly cared for her.
Joseph Chaffin, brother of William, was b. March
13, 1807. He learned to be a harness-maker of his brother
John, at Concord, N. H. In 1834 he m. Miss Julia Farns-
worth of Harvard aud for a time lived in that town. His
settlement in Oxford commenced in 1837 and continued
about twelve years ; occupying a house opposite the head
of King street and a small harness shop adjoining. During
his stay in Oxford he was frequently called to places of im-
portance and was universally well liked. Before 1850 he
removed to Northboro. Mass. where his wife d. Dec. 12,
1854, ^ 44 years. He m. 2d, Mar. 26, 1856, wid. Elizabeth
(Hildreth) Wilder of Townsend, and lived in her town for
three years, then again took residence in Harvard, where
he was railroad station agent twenty-five years. He d. at
Harvard, Jan. 14, 1898.
Joseph Farnsworth, b. Oxford, Mar. 27, 1839; "^- Mary
Ann Flemming, lives in Fitchburg.
Julia A. , b. Oxford ; m. Samuel B. Hart of Ayer.
Nellie F., b. Townsend; m. George G. Bowers of Ayer.
Edna L., b. Harvard; m. Willard S. Dudley of Harvard.
Henr}' B., b. Harvard ; lives in Lancaster, Mass.
James H. Chapman, b. 1824, and wffe, hjd^a. S., b.
1826, came to Oxford, frem Mount Vernon, Me., before
1850. His residence was on Pleasant street and for several
3'ears, he occupied the mill near the river manufacturiag
shovel handles. The family removed to Dexter, Mc.
Clifton M., b. July 20, 1847.
Emogine, b. June 20, 1848.
Ella, b. March 24, 1850.
Elmer Harvey, b. July 20, 1853,
Hattie Panline, b. Nov. 26, 1857.
Annals of Oxford. 166
MoST7,s Chk?lt?y m. Ruth Dean, daughter of Samuel
Brown, and settled on a farm (47) in Oxford. He whs
born in 1807, was for several years Deputy Sheriff and for
one session, he was a member of the Legislature, elected
by the "Greenbackers". He was a man of good character,
but somewhat eccentric , perhaps affecting some idiosyn-
crasies that he did not possess ; he allowed his hair and
beard to grow untrimmed, was idiomatic in speech and a
disputant in and out of season. Being a keen humorist, he
relied upon ridicule to silence his opponent In debate. The
laugh being usuall}^ with him, his remarks were always
amusing if not instructive. He lived to be well along
in years, marr\'ing a 2d wife, Mrs. Sarah Winsor of Po-
land ; she is now living.
Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 29, 1829; m. Elmer Walcott.
Aulistus Leonard, b. May i, 1832.
Franklin Augustus, > , ^t o
ly . Â» ^ > b. Nov. 21, 1834,
Francis A., 5 ' o*f
Elizabeth Welch, b. Mar. 4, 1837.
Hannah Chesley, a sister of Moses, by her skill in ob-
stetrics and f;\ithfulness in nursing the sick, greatly endear-
ed herself to the Oxford people.
William Chipman son of Benjamin and Hannah, was
born in Kingston, Mass. Aug. 14, 1764. His parents were
among the earliest settlers in Bakeistown, now Poland, and
his elder brother, Benjamin continued in Poland, where he
d. June 18, 1835, -^ ^^ years; his other brother, Daniel, s.
first in Poland, removing to Raymond in 1813. His father
d. in 1787, and his mother, a sister of Gen. Peleg Wads-
worth, d. in 1821, ^ 03 years. Mr Chipman was a soldier
in the Revolution, enlisted in New Gloucester, served in the
Mass. con. and pensioned in 1834. His wife was Esther
Lane and the Hist, of Paris namey twelve children, but does
not claim any to have been born in that town. His farm in
Hebron adjoined the Bucknam's and probably some of his
children were born there, although none are found on the
records. He m. 3d, Jan. 20, 1823, Miss Jftne Sampson of
Turner. Jane Chipman died in Oxford, June 12, 1833, Ben-
jamin died the following day, and William Chipman died
166 Annals of Oxford.
Mar. 30, 1849. Some of his children s. on or near the
homestead ; Rebecca, m. Jonathan Glover of Hebron, and
Amos, m. Dec. 1825, Mary Dean of Hebron, lived for a
time on a farm (207) in Oxford ; removed to Mechanic Falls.
Joshua Chipman, son of William, b. Mar. 5, 1790, m.
Feb. 18, 1816, Hannah Wood of Minot; lived upon a farm
near his father's in Hebron, where his children were born.
Family removed to New Portland, where he d. Dec. 13,
1870. Children :
Caroline, b. Feb. 22, 1817. Rosilla, b. Aug. 16, 1818.
Louisa b. June i, 1820. Samuel Prescott, b. May 3, 1823.