stiaaulat^d the surrounding farnaers to an in^provement of
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their herds, but was not a pecuniary success to the partners.
Mr. Holbrook had good ability and a cheerful disposition,
he was deservedly popular, every body called him ''Seth",
and much of time was occupied for the benefit of others,
without consideration of gain for himself. He represented
the town in the Legislature, was President of the county
Agricultural Society, and for several years, an officer and
conspicuous member of the State Agricultural Society.
He lejoiced in the companionship of an amiable wife until
Dec. 8, 1890, when she died, at Oxford; he d. at the res-
idence of his daughter, Mrs. Jackson, in Otisfield, Jan. 29,
1893. Their children were:
Charles Henry, was drowned in the stream, rear of his
home, Nov. 1853, aged six years.
A daughter, b. 1849, lived but a few days.
Alena Thompson, b. Mar. 19, 1855, m. 1878, John Clark
Holmes, who was drowned, May 25, 1881, near the spot
where her brother loat his life. She m. 2d, Dec. 22,
1885, Thomas Jackson, now lives in Portland.
Job Holmes and Job Holmes, Jr. of Plympton, Mass.
are credited with service in the Revolution. Nov. 13, 1786,
Job Holmes bought of Mr. Shepard. lot 9 in the 6th range,
2d division ; he was evidently then in possession. In 1797,
Thomas, probably his son, and his sons, Bartlett and James
bought lots in the vicinity. No fmther record of Thomas but
Bartlett was living in Oxford in 1830, then upwards of 50
years of age, apparently with no family, but on a previous
date wife Polly joins in a conveyance of land. Mr. Holmes
m. 2d, Dec. 24, 1788, Judith Tucker, of New Gloucester;
he died Oct. 4, i&oo. Widow m. May 17, 1804, Richard
Dole of Windham.
Children of Job and Judith Holmes :
Ebenezer, b. Feb. 21, 1790, lived in Hel)ron.
Judith, b. April 34, 1701, m. Henry Holbrook.
James Holmes, son of Job, had lot 11 in the 7th range
2d division ; his wife was Jerusha, dau. of Ebenezer Raw-
son of Paris; he died April 13, 1827, -aged about 70.
James Stuart, b. Nov. 13, 1792, m. Jane S. Patten, settled
Salmon, b. Sep. r8, '95, m. Abigail Blake, s. in Fttwaxjft.
Annals of Oxford. 207
Cyrus, b. May 12, 1798, m. Fayette Blake: s. Foxcroft.
Job, b. Oct. 17, 1799, phjrsician, m. Vesta, dau. of Dr.
Cyrus Hamlin, of Paris; he s. in Calais.
Ebenezer Rawson, b. Jan. 9, 1802, s. in Oxford,
Eleazer Austin, b. twin with E. R., s. in Paris.
Jemsha, b. Jan. 22, 1804, m. May 22, 1832, Lyman
Rawson, of Rumford.
John Sullivan, b. Feb. 2, 1806, s. in Oxford.
Freeland, b. June 13, 1808, d. unm. in Oxford, 1870.
Ebenezer Holmes, son of Job, m. May 26, 1814,
Hepsebah Brown ; they are credited in Hebron with ;
Ebenezer Nelson, b. Oct. 3, 1815.
Louisa Ann, b. May 22, 1817.
Betsey Blake, b. Dec. 6, 1818.
Nancy Brown, b. Aug. 3, 1820.
Charles Franklin, b. June 22, 1822,
John Brown, b. Jan. 3, 1824.
Jacob Tewksbury, b. Sept. 19, 1825,
Lawson Medcalf, b. Sept. 13, 1827.
Ebenezer Rawson Holmes, son of James, m. Jan. 4,
1836, Louisa Abigail Fuller, dau. of Capt. Abner Rawson
of Paris. In 1832, his sister and brothers sold their undivi-
ded shares in the several lots of land owned by their late
father, to him, the consideration being $2,000. He settled
upon the homestead, (173) in Oxford, and being a man of
business, he accumulated a large estate. He was the origin-
ator of the device known as the * 'Holmes Note" , that form
of obligation which doubly secures the seller of property on
credit, by incorporating an agreement, that the title shall
shall remain with him until the conditions are fulfilled.
Mr. Holmes died Feb. 19, 1891.
Louisa S., b. Feb. 19, 1838, lives at Welchville.
Lyman R., b. July 14, 1840, *'
George Freeland, b. Nov. 5, 1844, m. 1875, Mrs. Joseph-
ine (Van Antwerp) Newland; he was in the firm of
Strout& Holmes, eminent lawyers in Portland, d. 1892.
Walter E., b. July 31, 1846; a traveling salesman.
Florence Sabra, b. Dec. 10, 1851, m. Silas E. King, a
trader at Welchville.
John Sullivan Holmes, son of James, m. Aug. 13,
1835, Sarah Ann Clark; he was for a few years a trader
in Portland, his brother Freeland, being there at the same
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time. Both, however, returned to Oxford, and settted on
farm (170). Children;
Mary Freeland, b. Jan. 9, 1838.
Royal Clark, b. July 16, 1840, d. Mar. 28, 1841.
Anna Clark, b. May 22, 1844 , m. Julius F. Fuller, of O.
Sarah Frances, b. May 8, 1849.
John Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1852, m. Jan. 27, 1878, Alena T.
Holbrook; he was drowned, at Oxford, May 25, 1881.
Alfred Hood is reported to have been born in Oxford,
Mass. and was brought up in the family of a Mr. Smith, of
Sturbridge, he having been left an orphan at the age of ten
years. His wife was Hannah dau. of Jonathan Muzzy, of
Ward, Mass., in which town his two eldest children were
born. He came to Craigies Mills, before 1820, and contin-
ued to Hve in the village until after 1840. He was a wheel-
wright, permanently lamed by the accidental cutting of his
knee-pan ; he served in town offices, was deputy-sheriff and
a good citizen. He was one of the founders of the Congre-
gational Church, the meeting for organization was held in
his house. He d. May 11, 1865, ^ 78 ; wife d. Feb. 27, '70.
Melinda Clark, m. April 22, 1850, Oliver Stone; she d.
in Worcester, Mass. April 3, 1875.
Alfred Hovey, b. May 8, 181 5, m. Alice Vose.
Hiram, b. Jan. 14, 1820, lived nine days.
Julia Jane, b. July 22, 1821, m. 1845, Franklin H. Knight,
she d. in Worcester, Mar. i, 1846.
Sarah Edna, b. Sept. 8, 1823, m. Oct. 5, 1847, Franklir
H. Knight, of Worcester.
Hannah Angeline, b. Nov. 22, 1825, m. Feb. 16, 1853,
Simeon Morse; she d. in Worcester, Dec. 19, 1872.
Edward Payson, b, Sept. 24, 1827, m. Lucy Goddard ; he
had four wives.
William Alexander, b. May 16, 1830, m. Nettie Valentine.
James Hamilton, b. Mar. 25, 1832, m. Ruth Norris.
Josephine Eugenia, b. Oct. 2, 1835, d. Mar. 18, 1839.
Frances Eliza Norton, b. Nov. 8, 1838, m. July 20, 1865,
Orrin S. Hopkins; she d. Worcester, Mar. 12, 1885.
William W. and Sarah F. Horne, had b. June 29,
1829, in Oxford, Sarah jane; she d. Aug. i, same year.
Annals of Oxford. 209
Aaron Houghton, son of Moses, was b. in Norway,
Mar. 25, 1823, m, Betsey D. dan. of James Farris. They
settled in Oxford and had Aaron O. b. 1845, and George
C. b. 1848.
William and Mary Howard are credited, in Hebron,
with children, as follows : —
Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1804. John, b. Jan. 31, 1806, m.
June 18, 1838, Mary B. Sturtevant of Hebron.
William, b. Jan. 10, 1808. Leicester, b. Aug. 17, 1809.
Alvan, b. Sept. 28, 1811. Lucy Ann, b. May 27, 1816.
Roswell, b. May 25, 1818, m. Dec. 9, 1841, Mary Ann
Tubbs of Hebron.
Father d. Mar. 13, 1844; mother d. Dec. 11, i848»
John Howe, b. 1801, m. Mary Walker, dau. of Gusta-
vus A. Goss of Paris. He was settled on a farm in Oxford
in 1850, wife Mary W. and seven children then living. He
subsequently removed to Norway ; see Hist, of that town.
Joseph Hutchinson, son of Stephen, was an early set-
tler in Hebron. His father is credited with service in the
Revolution, from Cape Elizabeth, and Windham, perhaps
changing his residence during the war. He m. Rebecca
Legrow of Windham, and probably continued to reside a
time in that town, serving one enlistment in a Windham co.
He d. Feb. 24, 1801. Children, as per Hebron records:
Joseph, b. Nov. 3, 1779, s. in Hebron.
Samuel, b. Aug. 9, 1781, m. Aug. 26, 1801, Mary Randall.
Lydia, b. July 13, 1785, m. Nathaniel Keene.
Stephen, b. Aug. 6, 1787, m. Asenath Gilbert.
Henry, b. Aug. 9, 1789, m. Apr. 2, 1812, Caroline Lander.
Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1791, m. Charlotte, dau. of Tobias
Ricker of Bucklield.
Rebecca, b. Aug. 10, 1793.
Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1795.
Benjamin Randall, b. Nov. 17, 1799, d. July 7, 1802.
Rev. Joseph Hutchinson, son of Joseph, bought of Mr.
AVhitney, June 16, 1804, lot 4, in the 7th range, of the first
division; the consideration being, $^5. and one yoke of ox-
210 Annals of Oxford.
en. He m. July 9, 1801, Deborah, dau. of Jesse Fuller of
Hebron, and died Jan. 21, 1840.
Joseph, b. April 19, 1807 : wife Lucy, d. July 2, 1836.
wife Celia, d. May 26, 1845.
Ruth, b. June 13, 1809. Wealthy, b. Aug. 2, 1811.
Nancy, b. Dec. 5, 1813. Lydia, b. May 7, 1816.
BuzzELL Hutchinson, b. 18 10, and Harriet, his wife'
b. 1817, came to Oxford before 1840.
Harriet E. b. 1837; George W. b. 1839; Eben F. b. 1840:
Sopnronia S, b. 1844, and Frankhn M., b. 1S47.
William Hutchins and wife Hannah, dau. of Francis
Lane of North Yarmouth, are credited in Hebron with :
William, b. Dec. 18, 1820. John, b. Nov. 30, 1823.
Mary Lane, b. Oct. 21, 1824.
Samuel Ingalls, m. Nov. 20, 1823, Anna, daughter of
Samuel Crafts of Hebron; he d. June 15, 1846.
Patience, b. Mar. 30, 1825,
Samuel W., m. Harriet A. Allen; lives in Auburn.
Elkanah Irish, of Bucklield, and Polly, dau. of Jacob
Decoster of Hebron, were m. April 4, 1819. They had b. in
Hebron, Henry, b. Oct. i, 1820; Mary Ann, b. Sept. 11,
1823, and Thomas A., b. Nov. i, 1828.
Joseph Irish, of Paris, and Miriam, dau, of David Mar-
shall of Hebron, were m. May 4, 1820. They had, born in
Hebron, Aaron Marshall, b. Feb. 29, 1821 ; Freeman, b.
June 12, 1822; Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1824; Eliza Morse, b.
Mar. 2, 1827, and David Marshall, b. July 20, 1828, died
Mar. 19, 1832.
Simeon Irish and Abigail Ricker, both of Hebron, were
m. Mar. 3, 1816, and had, Jennett, born October i, 1817.
Charles, b. July i, 1819.
Thomas and Dorcas J. Ingham, came to Oxford with
John Hall ; they had Thomas Hall, b. May 2, 1858.
Annals of Oxford. 211
JosTAH Jackson, b. 1788, and wife Deborah, b. 1786,
Sived in that part of Hebron that became Oxford, and had :
Harriet, b. May 17, 1815.
Hannah D., b. Nov. 7, 1816, m. Mar. 4, 1844, Ebenezer
P. Fitz of Oxford.
Clarissa, b. Feb. 22, 1818. Joshua, b. Aug. 22, 1820.
George, b. April 19, 1822. Charles, b. Nov. 10, 1825.
In 1850, Charles was living at home, and in the family,
were Caroline, aged 8, Mary, aged 6, and Rosetta, aged i.
Lyman Jackson, a mechanic, age, 35 ; wife Alvira, age
35, and children, Albion, age, 5, and Mary, age, 3, were
living in Oxford, in 1850.
Samuel, Jr. and Rebecca Jenkins are credited in He-
bron, with Almira, b. Aug. 9, 1815 ; William, b. Feb. 8,
1817; Jennett, b. Dec. 6, 1819, ^"^ Cordeha, b. Jan. i,
Abiel M. Jones, son of Orrin and Thirsa (Adams), was
born in Newport, Vt. in 1822. He joined his brother Orrin
in the Wooling Manufacturing Company, at Oxford, where
his wife Hannah E, died Aug. 31, 1848, leaving one child,
Lizzie H. b. 1847. He m. 2d, June 2, 1849, Ellen Eliza-
beth, dau. of Ambrose Allen, and soon after removed to
Lewiston, where they now live.
Children, born in Lewiston :
John A., b. 1851; Nellie H., b. 1859; ^^^d A., b. 1861 ;
Emma C., b. 1864, and Lucy W., b. 1866.
Emery and Hannah Jones are credited on Hebron re-
cords, with Benjamin F., b. Mar. 19, 1823; Harriet, and
Eliza, twins, b. Nov. 15. 1825 ; Charlotte, b. Oct. 18, 1827,
and Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1829.
Orriu Jones, brother of Abiel, a machinist, assisted in
setting up the woolen machinery in the first mill at Lewis-
ton. He started a woolen mill at South Paris and later came
to Oxford to nan the factory here. He remodeled and mov-
ed into the Capt. Carman house, where he usually had
some of the mill hands as boarders. After Col. King's re-
moval to Portland, Mr. Jones bought the portion of his farm
212 Annals of Oxford.
laying between Mr. Chaffin's lot and Mr. Cleaveland's
farm, which hy constructing convenient streets, he was en-
abled to divide into desirable house-lots, for which there
was a call, at good prices. He was twice married, ist with
Phoebe Garcelon, of Lewiston, by whom he had six child-
ren ; he m. 2d, Claramond, dau. of David Clifford of Paris,
by whom he had Mary C, now living with her mother at
Mechanic Falls. He d. Mar. 14, 1895, aged 84 years.
Children of Orrin and Phoebe :
Thirza, b. 1839, m. Martin Van Buren Rawson ; she m.
2d, Mr. — ^ — -Otis, s. Somerville, Mass.
James, b. 1841, m. Lucinda H. Hanscome. He m. a 2d
wife and died at Harrison, Dec. 13, 1901.
Alice, b. 1844, m. Charles Tewksbury, of Falmouth ; she
m. 2d, Mr. Schofield, lives in Lewiston.
Eliza T., b. June 25, 1846, m. George C. Houghton, s.
George Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1849, m. Charlotte Augusta
Chadbourne ; apothecary at Oxford.
Lorenzo Bennett, b. Oct. 4, 1857, m. Mrs. Emma (Roberts)
Haskell, living in Lewiston.
William Jordan, son of Joseph, b. 1776, m. 1809, Eunice,
dau. of Ezekiel Rich of Otisfield. They s. near the Otis-
field line, in Hebron. In 1830, the family consisted of 7
males and 6 females, names not reported ; he died Decem-
ber 15, 1856.
Timothy Jordan, Jr. a cousin of William, was b. Aug.
18, i799> ni. Mercy, dau. of Dudley Pike of Norway, s.
on farm (i) on Otisfield line, where he lived 35 )'^ears ; he
died in Norwa}"^, Mar. 23, 1881. When over sixty years of
age he enlisted in the 14th Maine Reg. and served until
discharged for disability, caused by a sunstroke. His second
wife was Abby E. Starbird of Freeport, and third, Nancy,
dau. of John Brown of Boston.
CaroHne Belinda, b. Dec. 25, 1820, m. Mar. 22, 1848,
Thomas J. Whitehead of Paris.
William Henry, b. May 7, 1823, m. June 5, 1851, Mercy
Caroline, dau. of Andrew Keen of Sumner. They are
credited in Oxford, with, Anna E., b. Aug. 4, 1852.
Harriet E., b. June 16, 1855. William H., b. Apr. 30, *S7.
Amiais of Oxford. 213
Sarah Jane, b. May 21, 1823, d. July 19, 1833.
Lafayette, b. Sept. 23, 1825, d. Dec. 19, following,
Granville P., b. Dec. 30, 1826, d. Aug. 19, 1862.
Anna E., b. June 12, 1829, d. Mar. 7, 1851.
Aurilla F. A., b. July 12, 1831, d. July 17, 1833.
Dudley Pike, b. April 25, 1833, m. Rachel A. Campbell.
Cephas A., b. June 11, 1835, d. Feb. 20, following.
Celia A., b. twin with C. A., m. Joseph H. Morse of Paris.
Merritt Marion, b. Aug. 11, 1837, d. April 15, following.
Elmer E. (by 2d wife), b. Nov. 26, 1861.
Bartlett Kavanough, a son of a British soldier, was
born in Liverpool, Eng. Nov. 12, 1830. He came to Maine
when a lad and assisted in the construction of the Atlantic
and St. Lawrence railroad. While at work upon the Oxford
section, he was disabled for a time, but with returning
health, he was employed by Mr. Jones in the factory and
boarded in his family. Pie continued a mill operative until
a few years ago, when he removed to Portland, where he
died in 1902. Nov, 4, 1852, he m. Emily Jane, dau. of
Stephen Cobb of Poland; she d. Sept. 30, 1859. ^^^ ^' ^^
Dec. 31, 1861, Emily A., dau. of Wm. W. Bumpus.
James Alpheus, b. Feb. 13, 1854, lives in Oxford.
Frank H., b. May 18, 1856, d. Oct. 27, 1857.
George Franklin, b. Oct. 30, 1865, lives in Portland.
Clarence William, b. July 18, 1872, ,, ,,
Joshua Keen deposed in 18 15, that he was 84 years of
age, that in June, 1780, he was in Shepardsfield, for the
purpose of taking land, and was informed by John Green-
wood, the agent of Mr. Shepard, who accompanied him,
that a lot he wanted, had already been taken by Asa Bearce
and further, he was knowing to the said Bearce's falling
trees on the lot in 1782. Mr. Keen came from Pembroke,
Mass. and this deposition proves him to have been one ol
the lirst settlers of Hebron. He was a Lieutenant in Capt.
Ford's, Pembroke co. in 1776, and Sprague Keen, whose
name appears in the army rolls of 1779- ^S^ ^^^ 'ig^t com-
plexion, 5ft 7in, stature, was most likely, his son. In 1801 ,
he sold to his son Nathaniel one undivided half, in common,
214 Annals of Oxford.
of the south west ends of lots i and 2 of the 8th range,
probably his homestead, although he appears to have had
other holdings in Hebron. He m. Dec. 14, 1756, Abigail
Earns, who was b. Mar. 29, 1736, and d. Oct. 25, 1823.
He was b. Dec. 14, 1730, and d. Feb. 10, 1823.
A family record has not been found, but sons Joshua and
Nathaniel lived in Hebron, and the following, with sanu
surname, resident of Hebron at the date of marriage, wer.
probably his children.
Abigail, m. April i, 1784, Asa Thurlow.
Thankful, m. 1785, Jeremiah Hodgdon of Two Rivers.
Mary, m. July 4, 1798, Daniel Hutchinson.
Hannah, m. Dec. i, 1801, John Cox.
Snow Keen, Jr. son of Snow and R.ebecca (Burbank)
Keen of Pembroke, is credited with service in the Revolu-
tion ; he evidently came to Shepardsfield with Joshua, and
had the other ends of lots i and 2 of the 8th range, and
"bounded southeasterly on Sylvester line".
By wife Sarah, he had, as per Hebron records ; Debo-
rah Bradford, b. Sept. 18, 1795 ; Betty, b. Sept. 29, 1798,
m. 1819, Adnah Gilmore of Turner ; Snow, b. Feb. 28,
1801, d. young; Moses, b. Sept. 6, 1805; Snow, b. Dec.
13, 1808, and Asa, b. July 7, 1812.
He m. 2d, 1822, Sophronia Norris Maxim of Turner.
James Keen of Shepardsfield and Sarah Newman of
New Gloucester, pub. their int. of marriage, 1782. A pen-
sion was granted to him in 1818, for service in Mass. line,
he then being 70 years of age.
Joshua Keen, Jr. son of Joshua, had lot 2 iu the 3^d
range, a part of wiiich he sold to Charles Bearce, in 1795 ;
wife Lydia joined in the convej'^ance. On the Mass. rolls of
the soldiers of the Relvolution, and is described as 5ft. 6in.
in stature, light complexion, and 19 years of age in i779»
Priscilla, b. Aug. 9, 1781, m. Seth Crooker.
Lydia, b. July 25, 1783. Joshua, b. July 3, 1785.
Seth, b. July 3, 1787. Bethia, b. July 24, 1789, m. Oct.
30, 1808, Robert Snell Jr. of Poland. Abigail, b. Oct.
II, 1791. Dolly, b. Feb. 15, 1794. Sprague, b. Nov.
27, 1796. Charlotte, b. Aug. 22, 1799, d. Nov. 9, 1800.
Ozin, b. Oct. 22, 1801. Charlotte, b. Aug. 8, 1806.
Annals of Oxford. 215
NATHANTT5L. Keen, soTi of Joshua, was b. Mar. 27,
1777, m. May 12, 1802, Lydia, dau. of Joseph Hutchin-
son; settled in Hebron, having children as follows;
Abigail, b. Aug. 8, 1803, m. 1825, Benjamin Jenkins of
Stephen, b. July 22, 1805, d. Sept. 15, following.
A daughter, b. Aug. 18, 1806, d. the same day.
Rebecca, b. Sept. 18, 1807, m. James Fogg.
Sarah, b. April 16, 1810, m. John Brown.
Nancy M,, b. April 12, 1812, d. Sept. 20, 1813.
Nathaniel, b. Aug. 19, 1814, m. Adeline Keen of Poland.
Daniel H., b. Sept. 3, 1816, m. Charlotte Hutchinson.
foseph H., b. Oct. 27, 1818, m. Adeline Leighton.
Isaac Hildamus, b. Aug. 21, 1821, d. July 4, 1842.
vSamuel, b. Mar. 6, 1824, m. Olive Russell of Poland.
Lj'^dia Hutchinson, b. Jan. 22, 1827, m. Isaac Whitte-
more Marshall of Hebron.
Christopher Columbus Tobie, (Rev.) m. Martha Boody :
he d. at Otisfield in 1901.
Peter and Clarissa Keen are credited in Plebron with
Rufus D., b. April 2, 1821 ; Levi D., b. Jan. 7, 1823,
and Lewis D., b. Feb. 6, 1824,
Joshua Keen, 3d., son of Joshua, jr. lived (95) in Ox-
ford ; m. Dec. 30, 1807, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer Drake.
Diana, b. May 26, 1809, m. Oct. 29, 1826, Geo. Tarbox.
Patty, b. Feb. 6, 181 1.
Simon S., b. April 17, 1813, m. July 13, 1836, Emily D.
Elwell : they had bom in Oxford, Sarah R., b. 1837;
Diantha E., b. 1839, and Edwin, b. 1844.
Joshua, b. Sept. 19, 1815, lived five days.
Joshua Newell, b. Feb. 25, 1817, d. April 8, 1819.
Ozin G., b. Jan. 22, 1820, m. June 13, 1843, Philena K.
Snell of Poland ; the}'^ had b. in Oxford, James F., b.
Mar. 8, 1847, and George A., b. Dec. i, 1848.
Joshua N., b. Feb. 5, 1824. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 18, 1828.
Alpheus Drake, b. 1830, m. May ii, 1853, Mrs. Chloe R.
Elliot of Oxfm-d; they had Chloe Emogene, b. Apr. 11,
1854; Ruth Ella, b. Aug. 6, 1857, m. Jedediah Keen
of Mechanic Falls, and Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1859.
Mot'ier died Nov. 25, i860.
Lawson M., b. 1833.
SfiTH Kjsen, son of Joshua, Jr. lived (99) in Oxfwd ; m.
216 Annals of Oxford.
Dec. 29, 1810, Sally, dau. of Zacheus Rowe; he d. Feb.
16, 1841. Children:
Nathaniel, b. Jan. 23, 181 2, d. Feb. 8, 1813.
Lydia, b. Dec. 23, 1813, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Albion K. P.
El well of Oxford.
Seth, b. Aug. 17, 1815, m. Nov. 7, 1837, Susan F. Em-
ery of Oxford.
Sprague, b. April 22, 1817, m. Nov. 28, 1838, Delphina
Steadman ; s. Harrison.
Hannah M., b. Jan. 24, 1819, m. Dec. 31, 1843, Charles
F. White of Oxford
Harriet Rowena, b. July 13, 1820, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Jere-
miah A. Rich.
Reuben Loring, b. June 27, 182 1, m. Oct. 29, 1844, Jane
W. Cobb of Otisfield.
Lemuel C, b. Mar. 25, 1823.
Samuel M., b. —29, 1824, m. Nov. 30, 1849, Susan
Clarijida Archibald of Poland.
Martha M., m. William Henry Steadman,
George, b. 1832.
QuiNCY and Lovisa Keith are credited in Hebron,
with children as follows :
Bethiah Otis, died May 8, 1822 ; Parmelo Bray, died
May 16, 1822; Mary Ann Hudson, born Mar. 30, 1825,
and Achsah B., born Sept. 18, 1827.
Hon. Jairus Shaw Keith, son of Edward^, Samuel^,
SamueP, Rev. James', was born in Bridgewater Mass.
See sketch page iio. He m. Nov. 20, 1826, Mary Chad-
bourne, dau. of Maj. Winthrop B. Norton of Portland. She
was b. in South Berwick, Jan. 16, 1807, and d. at Oxford,
Mar. 27, 1890.
Heloisa Helena, b. Jan. 12, 1828, m. Jan. 26, 1854, ^^'
Artemas L. Hersey, lives in Oxford.
Herman Norton, b. Aug. 23, 1830, m. Annie Small of
Yarmouth; he d. in Califoniia, Oct. 13, 1890.
Eugenia Beauhacnois, b, Dec. 12, 1833, m. Feb. i, 1866,
Charles A. Spring, Jr., lives in Chicago.
Rev. James Keith, son of Robert, was born in Scotland
in 1643. He was graduated at the Marshal College, Aber-
deen, came to New England in 1661, and was soon after
ordained, the first pastor of the church in Bridgewater.
Annals of Oxford. 8X7
Col, Samuel Hall King was born in Paris, Me. Feb.
4, 1799. See sketch page iio. He was tbe eldest child
of SamueP and Sally (Hall) ; George* aivd Betty (Shaw),
Benjamin-* and Abiah (Leonard), John^ and Alice (Dean),
Philip^ and Judith (Whitman), John' and Mary King, who
came to New England with John Humfrey, Deputy-Gov-
ernor of the Massachusetts Colony. John King' was, prob-
ably, of the Dorsett family, as both himself and wife were
in Mr. Humfrey's service in England, and his home was
in Dorchester, before coming to Svvampscott. Mr. King
was born in 1600, and permanently settled in Weymouth,
Mass. before 1640, at a place yet known as King's Cove.
He is upon record as ''seaman", "planter", "goodman",
and in 1663, his name is on the list of the proprietors of the
town of Mendon. His son Philip was taxed in Mendon, but
he was at the time living in Taunton.
Col. King m. Oct. 31, 1824, Eliza, dau. of Gilbert and
Silence (Cole; Shaw of Paris, Me. She was born Sept. 2,
1801^ eighth in lineal descent from Abraham Shaw, of Hal-
ifax, Eng., who died at Dedham, Mass. in 1638; she was
was also eighth in descent from John Shaw of Plymouth.
Family moved to Portland Feb. 10, 1845.
Children, born at Craigie's Mills :
Samuel Columbus, b. Jul}^ 13, 1825, d. Aug. 17, 1826.
Alonzo, b. Aug. 17, 1827, d. the same day.
Charles Carroll, b. Oct. 14, 1828, d. Feb. 20, 1829.
Polly, b. Dec. 31, 1829, d. the same day.
Sarah Jane, b. May 6, 1831, d. April 23, 1832.
Samuel Newton, b. Aug. 27, 1833, d. Mnv. 29, 1834.
Marquis Fayette, b. Feb. 18, 1835, ^- Mar. 8, 1856, Fran-
ces Olivia, b. Sept. i, 1835, <^^^'- o^ Samuel P. and Sa-
brina [Perkins] Plaisted of Portland : she is eighth in
descent from Lieut. Roger Plaisted, killed by the Indians
in the attack on Berwick. Their children are Walter Mel-
ville, d, young; Luetta ; Alfred; Warren Cloudraan, and
Francis Plaisted. Mr. King is a photographist, lives in
Portland, has served in the City Council and as Mayor.
He was four years Executive Councilor, in the adminis-
trations of Gov's, Btu-leigh and Cleaves, a Director in the
Union Mutual Life Ins. Co., Pres. Maine Genealogical
Soc'y. ; a Freemason since 1859, S.-.G.'.I.*.G.'.33°, ^•
G. M. and present Treas. of the Gr. Lodge of Maine.
Martha, b. Mar. 26, 1837, d. April 10, 1837.
Annate of Oxford.
Henry Melville, (D. D.) b. Sept. 3, 1S38, m. Sept. 2,
1862, Susan Ellen, b. June 14, 1838, dau. of Sumner and
Caroline (Goding) Fogg of Portland. Their children
are Susan Hall, d. in her twenty-sixth year ; Eliza Shaw,
and Grace Howard. Dr. King was graduated at Bowdoin
College in 1859, Newton Theo. Sera'y- in 1862 and im-
mediately ordained at the Fi-ee Street Church, in Port-
land. He assisted Prof. Hackett at the Seniiiiary one year
and then accepted the call of the Dudley Street Church,
in Roxbury, where he had an agreeable ministration for