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Simeon b. 17 Feb. 1774; m. 9 March 1797 Sarah, dau. of Daniel and
Mary (Collins) Davis of Lewiston. Farmer in Pownal. Died 6 July
1863. 12 ch.

Patience b. 29 Jan. 1776; m. (Int. Rec. 19 June 1794) James Estes;
d. 20 March 1805.

Caleb b. 6 April 1778; m. (i) 1805 Charlotte, dau. of Josiah and
.^ ^ailkXuI (Blethen) Day; m. (2) 2 Sept. 1823 Sarah Robinson. 7 ch.



l8o HISTORY OF DURHAM

by 1st marriage; 3 by 2d. He moved about 1814 to China, Me., and
died 25 May 1864.

Joseph b. 5 Sept. 1780; m. i Oct. 1801 Mary. dau. of Noah Jones; died
16 Nov. 1851. 7 ch.

Israel b. 25 Aug. 1782; m. (Int. Rec. 19 Oct. 1803) Sarah Booker;
m. (2) 20 Feb. 1840 Mrs. Charlotte (Blake) Johnson. 11 ch. by ist mar-
riage. He died 25 Mch. 1875. •

Thomas b. 20 Aug. 1784; m. Dec. 181 1 Bettie H. Alden of Greene, Me.
Died 16 Oct. 1870. She was b. 19 Oct. 1786 and d. 23 Jan. 1857; 12 ch.

John b. 19 Oct. 1786; d. 22 Nov. 1787.

Desire b. 15 Oct. 1788; d. 15 July 1880; m. Isaac Cox. 12 ch.

Mary b. 15 Feb. 1792; m. 3 Feb. 181 1 James Cox; d. 22 Feb. 1865.
II ch.

Thomas Estes, named above, was a farmer in South Durham.
See Biog. Sketch. His children were :

Stillman b. 13 Dec. 1812; m. (i) 14 April 1841 Irene Jones of China,
Me.; m. (2) Statira Allen. Farmer in St. Albans. 5 ch. Died in West-
brook, Me. 28 April 1885.

Lydia b. 30 March 1814; m. 14 May 1843 Wm. D. Larrabee; d. 17
Nov. 1871. 3 ch.

Lev^^is a. b. II Dec. 1815; m. See Biographical Sketch.

Bettie H. b. 6 June 1817; m. Chas. C. Smith.

Horace b. 14 June 1819; educated at Kent's Hill; a teacher in the
West; d. near Des Moines, Iowa, 23 Feb. 1884, leaving a daughter.

Emily b. 6 Aug. 1821; m. Silas Plummer of Lisbon.

Charlotte b. 4 Aug. 1823; m. Randolph C. Michaels of Durham.
Lives in Plymouth, 111.

Thomas A. b. 19 April 1825; m. Mary P. Alexander of Harpswell.
Res. Des Moines, la.

George H. b. 12 March 1827; m. Emeline Trufant of Durham.

Philena b. 14 Aug. 1828; m. Wm. W. Patch of Rutland, Vt.

Wm. Roscoe Greene b. 22 Nov. 1830; m. (i) 7 July 1857 Maria E.
Osgood; (2) 30 April 1865 Caroline Walker. See Biog. Sketch.

Christina b. 5 Oct. 1834; d. 25 Aug. 1884. Unm.

Edward Estes, brother of Caleb, was born in Hanover, Mass.
Nov. II, 1745; m. 6 Sept. 1770 Prudence, dau. of James and
Sarah Goddard. June 10, 1771 received deed of Lot 6 in Dur-
ham. Their children were.

James b. 13 Oct. 1771; see below.

Sarah b. 8 Feb. 1773; m. Isaac Hoxie; d. Nov. 1863.

Silas b. 3 Nov. 1776; see p. 181.

Phebe b. 26 Feb. 1779; d. 18 Feb. .1785.

James Estes b. 13 Oct. 1771 ; m. (i) 8 July 1794 his cousin
Patience, dau. of Caleb Estes. (2) 9 April 1808 Joanna Blethen.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 151

The following children by first marriage were born in Durham.
After his second marriage he lived in Canton and Livermore and
had other five children. Died Nov. 1863, aged 91 yrs.

John b. 27 April 1795; d. s. p.
William b. 8 Feb. 1797; d. s. p.
Lydia, twin to William; d. 11 March 1797.

Phebe b. II Nov. 1798; m. 14 March 1816 Abijah Douglas. Lived in
Hebron, Dixfield and Passadumkeag. 3 ch.

Caleb b. 20 Sept. 1800; m. Annie Libby; d. s. p. 25 Dec. 1888.
Joshua Bishop b. 9 Nov. 1803; d. s. p. at sea.

Silas Estes b. 3 Nov. 1776, m. 14 ]\Iay 1794 Mary Sargent of
Bath. Died 8 Dec. 1855 in Durham. 9 ch.

Edward b. 20 Sept. 1796; m. 8 May 1825 Mary Goddard; d. s. p.
7 Jan. 1863.

Prudence b. 22 July 1798; m. 28 Aug. 1818 John V. Davis; d. 2 Aug.
1880. II ch.

Wealthy b. 22 ^lay 1800; m. 18 Feb. 1819 Henry Plummer; d. 15
Jan. 1830. 5 ch.

Miriam b. 20 Sept. 1802; m. 29 May 1832 Ezekiel jNIcIntosh; d. 13
Oct. 1864. 5 ch.

Josiah b. 29 July 1804; m. Hannah Hoxie of Vassalboro. Lived in
Lewiston; died 20 Feb. 1862. 11 ch.

Joseph b. 9 Nov. 1806; m. 7 Nov. 1833 Joanna Bibber of Freeport;
d. 20 June 1872. Lived in Durham. 6 ch.

Sarah H. b. 3 March 1809; m. 17 April 1845 Alpheus Fairfield of
Vassalboro. 4 ch.

Samuel b. 3 March 1809; m. 13 Oct. 1831 Miriam Frye of Falmouth.
Had six children born in Durham.

Isaac H. b. 9 Dec. 1812; m. Sept. 1831 Dorothy Doughty; d. 13 July
1871. 9 children.

Joseph Estes, son of Edward and Patience, brother of Caleb,
born in Harpswell 21 July 1750, married Mary Goddard 29 Nov.
1775. Moved to Royalsborough in 1776. Settled on lot 3.
Was a tanner. Died without issue and was succeeded in the
business of a tanner by Nathan Hawks of Windham.

There was also a Matthew Estes, saddle maker, and Elizabeth
his wife. Came from Mass. Had children born in Durham.,
George b. April 1816 and Esther b. 23 June 1819. Is said to
have had a son Thaxter Estes who practiced law in Readfield.*

*For further particulars see Estes Genealogies, by Charles Estes oi
Warren, R. L



162 HISTORY OF DURHAM

EVELETH.

Silvester Ev^eleigh or Eveleth was a baker in Boston in 1642.
He removed to Gloucester in 1644 and died there 4 Jan. 1689.
His son Joseph, m. Mary Bragg, was one of the jurors in the
witchcraft trials at Salem, in 1692.. He died i Dec. 1745, aged

105 yrs. His son Isaac m. Sarah and had a son Isaac who

m. Elizabeth Parsons. Their son Nathaniel was one of the early
settlers of New Gloucester, Me., coming from Gloucester, Mass.
as early as 1756. He was Tow^n Clerk in New Gloucester 1774-
1816 and often Selectman. He m. Mary Glass. Their son James
ni. Hannah Austin.

James Henry Eveleth, son of the last named, was born in
New Gloucester 6 Feb. 1816. He came to Durham in 1831 and
resided at S. W. Bend as a shoemaker till his death, 14 April 1889.
He was Postmaster many years. Representative in 1866, and one
year Town Treasurer. He was one of the early advocates of
temperance, and left the memory of an unblemished character.
He m. (i) 3 Dec. 1839 Mary. S., dau. of Orlando and Sarah
(Wagg) Merrill of Durham, b. 6 Oct. 1819, d. 15 July 1844; m.
(2) 3 April 1845 Sophronia W., dau. of William and Olive (Wood-
man) Jackson of Minot, b. i Feb. 1824, d. 24 Oct. 1851 ; m. (3)
II July 1852, Martha B., dau. of William and Anna (Norris) Lang
of Durham, b. 30 Sept. 1829, d. 2 June 1861 ; m. (4) 16 Nov. 1862
Mary E. dau. of John and Joanna (Larrabee) Roak of Durham,
b. 13 Jan. 1826 Two children by first marriage.

Julius Edwin b. 2 July 1841. See Biog. Sketch.
Frederick Howard b. 21 Mch. 1843. See Biog. Sketch.

Two by second marriage.

James Alpheus b. i Aug. 1847; went to Cal. in 1867. He is a Com-
mission Merchant of Fruit and Produce in San Francisco. Married 11
Feb. 1877 Cordelia, dau. of Barton England of Santa Rosa, Cal. 6 ch.

Millard Fillmore b. 2 and d. 21 Sept. 1849.

I'hree by third marriage.

Marcus William b. 17 March 1854; m. 15 Nov. 1876 Ada, dau. of
Roland Sylvester of Durham. They have one son Julius Greenleaf. Res.
Durham.

Harlan Fremont b. 30 Dec. 1855; m. 10 Jan. 1894 Alice W., dau. of
Daniel and Sarah (Tappan) Ames. Res. Arlington, Mass. One son,
Harlan Alpheus.

Mary Sophronia b. 3 Nov. 1859; d. 19 Oct. 1877.

One dau. by fourth marriage.
Martha Louise b. 26 Feb. 1870.




JAMES H. EVELETH.



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GENEALOGICAL NOTES I 83.

FARR.
Henry Farr, Jr. was on the military list in 1787 and his father
Henry Farr was on the Alarm list of same date. The latter is
mentioned in 1782. Henry, Jr.'s family is recorded as follows.
He m. 1790 Asenath Brown of Brunswick.

Simeon b. 24 Aug. 1791.

John b. 3 Mch. 1793.

Elizabeth b. ii May 1795.

Reuben b. 8 April 1797; m. 3 Dec. 1818 Margaret Nichols of Durham.

William b. 20 Mch. 1799; m. 3 Jan. 1828 Anne Ridlon.

Barbaree b. 22 July 1801; m. 1825 Wm. Blackstone of Pownal.

David m. 16 Dec. 1830 Eliza Bowie.

FARRAR.

John Farrar of Royalsborough was the descendant of John
Farrar who in 1635 came from Hingham, Eng., with his wife
Frances and settled in Hmgham. Mass. The family is said to
be of Norman origin, dating liack to the time of William the
Conqueror. The emigrant, John Farrar, died in 1678 at a great
age. He had four daughters and two sons, one of whom, Nathan,
b. 17 Sept. 1654, m. 5 Dec. 1683 Mary Garnett, and had five chil-
dren. Of these Jonathan, b. 20 June 1789, m. Johannah

and had sons Jonathan, David and John. David settled in Buck-
field, Me., and John, b. 1724, settled in N. Yarmouth, marrying
21 June 1747 Jael, dau. of Richard Stubbs. She was born
26 Dec. 1724 and died 9 Oct. 1809. John Farrar of N. Yarmouth
died 25 May 1803. They had Rachel, Hannah, John bap. 17
Nov. 1754. Nathan, bap. 25 Nov. 1759, Huldah and Sarah.

John Farrar married in N. Yarmouth 9 April 1776 Mary Vin-
ing, probably sister of Benjamin Vining afterward of Durham.
She lived but a little while and had no children. He married
20 Sept. 1781 Hannah Shaw of Woolwich, whose ancestors are
said to have come from the Isle of Guernsey. His farm in Dur-
ham is shown on the surveyor's map, near Methodist Corner A
deed shows that he was living in Durham in 1780. He was road
surveyor in 1784 and on the training band in 1787. He moved
to what is now Webster in 1793. He died in the fall of 1828.
His wife died several years later. Ilieir first five children were
born in Durham.

Mary b. 20 Sept. 1782; m. Joshua Haley; lived in Lisbon.
Nathan b. 16 Dec. 1784; m Esther Garcelon of Lewiston.



184 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Benjamin b. 5 Nov. 1786; lost at sea.

Reuben b. 8 Jan. 1789; m. (i) Carville; (2) Jane Small.

John b. 29 Dec. 1792; m. 1815 Martha Ham.

James b. 21 Aug. 1794; rn. (i) 21 April 1819 Emily Hamilton; (2)
Desdemona Wilson.

JosiAH b. 6 Aug. 1796; m. Mary Ann Handy.

Susanna b. 6 Aug. 1799; m. Clifford.

David b. 30 May 1802; m. (i) Abbie Atwood; (2) Phoebe Flint;

(3)

Hannah b. 6 Jan. 1806.

Ira b. 29 June 1809 m. Hinkley.

FERGUSON.
George Ferguson, b. at Pelham, N. H. 13 Oct. 1765 ; m. at
Truro, Mass. 19 Sept. 1788 Thankful Rich who was born at Truro
15 March 1766. They settled in Durham in 1788. He died
17 Aug. 1829. She died 13 Feb. 1846. This was a very prom-
inent Methodist family. The sons died unmarried or without
issue and so the family name has long- been extinct in Durham.
The Town Records mention the following children.

Jane b. 26 June 1789; m. 7 April 1807 Rev. Allen H. Cobb; d. 13
Feb. 1815.

Anna b. 12 Nov. 1790. Is this the "Nancy" w^ho m. 16 April 1816
Rev. Allen H. Cobb; d. 1871.

David b. 29 Jan. 1793; d. 12 June 1816.

Jonathan b. 4 March 1797; d. 26 Mch. 1815.

Ammi C. b. 5 July 1799; m. 10 Mch. 1818 Jane Gerrish of Lisbon.
Died soon after marriage.

Betsey b. 29 May 1802; m. 3 April 1821 Zebulon Tyler of Pownal.

FICKETT.

Two brothers, Thomas and Joshua Fickett came from Scar-
boro. Joshua settled in Durham about 1794. He married Mary
.Hunnewell. Lived and died near Rice's School House. His
son Abner married 2 Dec. 1830 Roxana Edwards and died 25
April 1885. Other children were John, Sarah and James. The
last married 4 Mch. 1838 Nancy Ann Larrabee.

Thomas Pickett married 23 July 1807 Ruth, sister of George
Rice. He died 20 Aug. 1848, aged 67. His wife died 3 Feb.
1873 aged 91 yrs. i mo. 24 dys.

Daniel b. 1810; m. (i) 1833 Paulina F. Turner, who died 19 July 1847,
aged :i7; (2) 21 May 1848 Hannah Stackpole. He died 14 Nov. 1852.
By second marriage there vitvt two sons; Henry, b. 26 May 1850, m. Cora



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 85

Anderson of Yarmouth, d. 29 Dec. 1875; and Daniel Jr. b. 10 Oct. 1851,
d. 23 Nov. 1852.

Simon b. 2 Feb. 1822, d. 3 Nov. 1890; m. (i) Angelia Pennel of West-
brook, by whom there was one dau. Angelia; (2) Lydia A. Sawyer of
New Gloucester who died 17 Aug. 1870, aged 45 yrs. i mo. 21 days. They
had ch. Rev. Benjamin F. (see p. 74) Lydia Ella, Adriana and Simon
Lewis; (3) Mrs. Sarah Shepherd of Greene; (4) Mrs. Harriet C. Hutchin-
son of Brunswick, by whom there was one son, Daniel W. All the
children are now living.

Mary m. ii Feb. 1836 Thomas Murray of Portland.

Eliza m. Lemuel Dyer of Westbrook.

Fannie Newell.

Lydia m. Hatch of Portland.

Anna m. 10 July 1831 Jacob Wilbur.

Abigail m. 26 July 1835 Eliphalet S. Haskell.

FIELD.

Samuel Field was a shoemaker and tanner. He lived first
at the Bend and was afterward associated in business with Nathan
Hawkes in So. Durham. He died 22 P'eb. 1854. Hs wife Anna
died 21 Jan. 1845. 10 ch.

Mary b. 8 July 1782; m. Nicholas Varney; d. 30 Nov. 1871; John b.
22 Nov. 1784; Stephen b. 13 April 1787; Hannah b. 5 Feb. 1790, m. John
Grossman; Sarah b. 13 Oct. 1792, m. Ezra Sawyer; James b. 24 Mch. 1795,
d. 21 Mch. 1798; Absalom b. 18 Aug. 1799, d. 4 Jan. 1802; Abigail b. 23
Nov. 1801; m. Oliver Conant, d. 1888; Samuel b. 23 July 1804.

FIFIELD.
Edwovrd F [FIELD was in Royalsborough as early as 1784.
He was born at Kingstown, Mass., 10 July 1765. He married
I March 1787, Mary Bagley, who was born in Salisbury, Mass.,
22 Nov. 1768. His family is given below. All moved to Green-
wood, Me., 1814-1817. He built the house in Durham where
Mrs. Thompson now lives, lot 105.

O. Israel Bagley Fifield b. 15 April 1787; m. 13 March 1808 Com-
fort Ring.

John b. 17 Dec. 1788; m. Hannah Roak.

Elizabeth b. 31 May 1791.

WiNTHROP b. 17 April 1793; d. 21 April 1794.

Dolly b. 25 May 1795. Unm.

Mary Snow b. 20 Nov. 1796; d. 8 Feb. 1805.

Susannah b. 28 Feb. 1799; d. 12 Feb. 1805.

Anna b. 20 June 1801.

LoRA Newell b. 20 Aug. 1806.



1 86 HISTORY OF DURHAM

FROST.
Phinehas Frost was living on the County Road when it was
built in 1770. Wife's name was Margaret. Their ten children
are recorded in Freeport. Fie sold his land in Royalsborough to
Eliot Frost of Berwick in 1775, who sold to Stephen Weston and
Nathaniel Gerrish. There is no evidence that Eliot Frost lived
in Royalsborough. His brother Ichabod Frost, bought lots 72,
80 and part of 79. So he was the first owner and settler of the
land where the village of S. W. Bend now is. In 1777 he sold
25 acres of lot 80 to Eiias Davis and Bethiah, his wife, who did
not long remain in town. He sold the rest of lot 80 to Samuel
Nichols in 1780. Ichabod Frost's wife was Susanna, and they
were then living in No. Yarmouth. The births of two of their
children are recorded in Royalsborough, viz : George, b. 4 Mch.
1774 and Amos Adams, b. 20 Feb. 1778.

GERRISH.

Capt. William Gerrish, born in Bristol, Eng., 20 Aug. 1617,
came to New England as early as 1639 and settled in Newbury,
Mass. Fle m. (i) 17 April 1645, Joanna, widow of John Oliver
and dau. of Percival Lowle. She died 14 June 1677. He moved
to Boston and m. (2) Ann, widow of John Manning. He died
in Salem, Mass. 9 Aug. 1687. His oldest son John, born 15 May
1646, married in 1665 Elizabeth, dau. of Major Richard Waldron
of Dover, N. H., where he settled and became a prominent citizen.
He died in 1714. Of his ten children Nathaniel was born in 1672
and married Bridget, dau. of Hon. Wm. Vaughn of Portsmouth.
They had children Nathaniel, William, Charles, George, Rich-
ard and Bridget.'"

Charles Gerrish, born in Berwick, 1716, married Mary Frost.
See p. 13. Their first two children were born in Berwick; the
rest, in old Falmouth.

William b. 27 June 1744.

Charles b. iS Oct. 1746.

Nathaniel b. 7 April 1751.

George b. 16 June 1753.

James died in the Revolutionary Army, at age of 20 yrs.

MARiT, m. Abner, son of Lawrence Harris of Lewiston, Int. Rec. in N.
Yarmouth 2 Mch. J 782. Ten children. The parents moved to Ohio in
1813 and died soon after.

*For Genealogy of early Gerrishes see N. E. Register Vol. VI. p.
2j8 and Vol. LI. p. 67.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 87

Lt. William Gerrish, son of Major Charles, married 3 April
1767 Esther Parker of N. Yarmouth b. 6 Feb. 1745. He settled
on lots yi^ and 74 Durham. He died there 6 June 181 2 and is
buried in the cemetery near by. His wife died 14 April 1839.

Nathaniel b. 29 Aug. 1767. See below.

Betsey b. and d. 3 Oct. 1769.

Richard b. 10 Jan. 1772; settled in Aroostook Co.

Benjamin b. 22 April 1774. See p. 188.

Jane b. 29 May 1776; m. 26 Aug. 1796 Dr. Symonds Baker.

James b. 16 Sept. 1778. See p. 189.

Sarah b. 13 Sept. 1781; m. 12 April 1801 Meshack Purington.

Molly b. 25 June 1783; m. 29 Nov. 1802 John Hoyt.

William b. 20 May 1786. See p. 189.

Charles Gerrish, son of Major Charles, married 7 Aug. 1770
Phebe Blethen. She was probably dau. of John Blethen. The
marriage is recorded in Brunswick. They lived on the County
Road, in Durham. Their children were.

HuLDAH b. 21 May 1771; Betsey b. i Oct. 1772 m. 4 Oct. 1789 Henry
Warren of Freeport; Jeremiah b. 10 Oct. 1774; see p. 190; Mary b.
4 Jan. 1778; Charles b. 9 Mch. 1780; William b. 25 July 1782; Mar-
garet b. -zs Mch. 1785; Sally b. 4 Feb. 1789.

Nathaniel Gerrish, son of Major Charles, married 30 Oct.
1777 Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Hanscom) Marriner of
Cape Elizabeth, born 27 Aug. 1757. They lived on the County
Road. He was a Revolutionary soldier, was for several years
on the Board of Selectmen, and was Capt. of Militia at the time of
his death 28 Nov. 1799. An iron rail surrounds his grave in the
cemetery near that of the North Meeting-House. His wife died
27 July 1831.

George b. 24 Jan. 1779. See p. 190.

Hannah b. 18 Jan. 1781; m. 18 Jan. 1803 Peter Sanborn. She died
10 May 1849. For family see Hist, of Litchfield.

Joseph Marriner b. 24 March 1783. See pp. iii and 191.

Loruhamah b. 9 Oct. 1785; m. 27 Nov. 1806 Joseph Osgood; d. 18
Sept. 1864.

Sarah b. 27 Feb. 1788; m. 26 Nov. 1807 Sam'l G. Osgood; d. 30
Sept. 1837.

Abigail b. 16 April 1790; m. 25 Nov. 1813 Stephen Sylvester.

Thirza b. 26 April 1792; m. i Jan. 1815 Christopher Lincoln.

MosES b. 9 Aug. 1794.

Nathaniel b. 16 Dec. 1797. Settled in Michigan.



1 88 HISTORY OF DURHAM

George Gerrish, son of Major Charles, married 20 Dec. 1781
Mary Mitchell of Freeport, who was born 21 June 1758 and died
7 Dec. 1816. He lived on the original Gerrish homestead and
rared for his father in old age. Died 23 May 1814.

Susannah b. 10 Sept. 1782; m. 22 Mch. 1801 Thomas Bagley; moved
to Troy, Me. Died June 1868.

James b. 22 Nov. 1784. See p. 190.

John b. 10 June 1787. See p. 190.

Charles b. 7 Aug. 1789; m. 23 April 1812 Betsey Woodbury; moved
to N. Y. State and died there. Three ch.

Mary b. 3 Feb. 1792; m. 18 May 1817 Thomas Winslow of Freeport.
Died 7 May 1819.

Nathaniel, son of Lt. William Gerrish, married in Harpswell,
1791, Sarah, widow of Lemuel McGray and dau. of Joshua Strout.
He built the house where Prescott Strout now lives at S. W. Bend
and kept hotel there in 181 2. Moved to Lisbon Factory in 1817
where he owned a mill and kept hotel. His wife died 17 Nov.
1829 and he married (2) Phoebe Weymouth, who died 8 June
1856, aged 64 yrs. He died 8 Jan. 1856.

Elizabeth b. 11 Jan. 1792; m. 13 Feb. 1813 Joseph H. Hoyt.

Joshua Strout b. 27 May 1794; m. 21 Oct. 1817 Charlotte Sydleman.
Died in Lisbon 23 Sept. 1875. His wife died 22 Jan. 1879. Ch. Everett
of Lisbon, Edward H. of Lewiston and Charlotte who m. Dr. David E.
Sawyer.

Esther b. 9 April 1799; m. Zadock Jones and d. in W. Bowdoin.

Sophia b. 7 May 1803; m. Caleb Jones. Died in China, Me.

Mary b. 26 July 1806; m. David McFarland of Lisbon.

Joseph b. 26 July 1806; d. 16 Jan. 1807.

Children by second marriage.
Charles Wm. b. 19 Sept. 1830; d. in Lisbon.
Alpheus S. b. 18 June 1836. Lives in Nevada.

Benjamin, son of Lt. William Gerrish, married 28 Nov. 1798
Sally True. Lived on a portion of his father's farm. Died 20
Aug. 1854. His wife died 26 June 1852, aged 74 yrs.

Almira b. 6 July 1799; m. 1817 Abram True and moved to Ohio.

Arzilla b. 9 Feb. 1801 ; m. 1820, Andrew Blethen.

Hannah b. 9 Jan. 1803; m. 13 Aug. 1823 James Strout; d. 7 May 1881.

Mary b. 13 Jan. 1805; m. 4 April 1832 Jeremiah B. Day.

Sally m. 23 June 1836 Greenfield H. Harris.

Abigail b. 9 Sept. 1814; m. i May 1853 Leonard Macomber; d. Mch.
1868.

David T. b. 3 Sept. 1815; see p. 191.

Caroline m. i Jan. 1840 Jeremiah Day; d. 29 Oct. 1840, aged 30 yrs.
4 mos.




W^ILLIAM GERRISH.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 1 89

James, son of Lt. William Gerrish, married 26 Nov. 1801
Susanna Roberts. He lived on a portion of the homestead.
Died 8 Oct. 1865. His wife died 27 Aug. 1865.

Mercy b. 4 May 1802; d. young.

Ansel b. 25 Feb. 1804; m. Phebe Beal; see p. 70; d. 19 Aug. 1859.

Sally b. 25 Sept. 1806; m. 20 Aug. 1831 John Marston 3d of N.
Yarmouth.

Irena b. 31 Jan. 1809; d. young.

Susanna b. 14 April 1812; m. Ammi Vining.

Angelina b. 12 July 1813. Unm.

Salina b. 17 Jan. 1816; m. 3 June 1845 Joel H. Trafton; d. 20 Aug.
1874 in Durham.

Mary b. 29 April 1819; m. Merrill W. Strout; lives in Woburn, Mass.

James Wm. b. 25 Dec. 1820; m. (i) Lucy Hersey; (2) Sarah West.
Ch. by first marriage, John H. and Albertha m. John Allen. James W.
Gerrish died at Auburn, Me., 6 Jan. 1899.

John b. 7 June 1825; d. 13 Nov. 1847. Unm.

William Gerrish, son of Lieut. Wm. and Esther (Parker)
Gerrish was born in Royalsborough 20 May 1786; m. (i) 25
Nov. 181 1, Mary Sydleman ; (2) 13 May 1821 Sophia Thomas
who died June 1835; (3) 1849 Mrs. (Hoyt) Adams of Readfield.
Trie built the brick house where Andrew Fitz now lives about
1832. The bricks were made on the bank of the river in front of
the house where he lived for many years. He died, in 1862, in
Durham. Old residents will be glad to see his portrait.

Emily b. 1812; m. 29 Nov. 1837 Moses Atkinson; d. abt. 1850 in
Hartland.

Jane M. b. 1813; d. in infancy.

William b. April, 1815; m. 7 Dec. 1843 Rachel C. Whitney; both are
living.

Albert H. b. 8 Oct. 1816; m. 27 April 1843 Lydia Ann Lunt of
Brunswick; lives at Berlin, N. H.

Mary Jane b. 1818; m. 5 May 1850 Albert Wyer; d. in Lynn, Mass.
abt. 1854.

Maria b. 1820; d. at age of four years.

Jabez Woodman b. 1824; m. 15 April 1849 Harriet J. Weston.
Residence, Brockton, Mass.

Charles b. 1826; d. abt 1848.

Edw^in b. 1829; d. in Berlin, N. H. 25 March, 1897.

Henry b. 1832; d. 1855.

Sophia b. 1835; d. 1838.



190 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Jeremiah Gerrish, son of Charles, 2d, married, 7 Dec. 1800
Mary Duran. Lived near Povvnal Hne in West Durham. Died
25 July 1822. His wife died 10 Sept. 185 1, aged 80 years.

Hezekiah b. I Nov. 1801 ; ni. 19 Mcli. 1845 Mary Carsley of Pownal.

Matthew b. 8 Mch. 1804; m. 11 Mch. 1833 Phebe Bishop of Freeport.

Elsy b. I Oct. 1806; m. 13 May 1831 Nathl Osgood.

Sewall b. 17 Jan. 1809; d. 20 June 1849.

Phebe Jane m. 23 Nov. 1843 Ammi Loring of N. Yarmouth.

Sally b. 24 Jan. 1813; m. Ira B. Richards.

George Gerrish, son of Nathaniel, married 24 Nov. 1805
Esther Woodbury. Besides one who died in infancy they had,
Angeline b. II Mch. 1809; d. 7 Jan. 1817.
Geo. Washington b. 10 May 181 1.
Joseph Marriner b. 10 May 1811.
Priscilla b. 19 Dec. 1812.
Rebecca b. 27 Mch. 1815.
Abner Harris b. 27 Aug. 1817; lived in Lee, Me.

James, son of George and Mary (Mitchell) Gerrish, born
22 Nov. 1784, married 8 Oct. 1808, Mary, dau. of Barstow Syl-
vester of Freeport. Lived near the homestead on County Road.
Farmer. Died 8 June 1824. His wife, born 1787, died 20 Aug.
1859.

Harrison S. b. 27 Jan. 1810; m. Jane T. Small of Lisbon. Three
children grew up; Melissa Jane, born 29 Jan. 1836, m. Wm. T. Osgood of
Durham; Charles Harrison b. 22 April 1838, m. 21 Sept. i860 Emily F.
Chaftin oi Portland and d. there 9 Mch. 1864, leaving two ch., Charles
Edward and Harry; Mary Adelaide, b. 2-] Feb. 1841, m. Moses Osgood of
Durham.

George Barstow b. 3 July 181 1; m. 17 Nov. 1841 Eliza Field.
Died in Freeport 28 Aug. 1850. Two daughters.

Emeline b. 7 Mch. 1817; m. 29 Mch. 1840 Amos Field of Freeport.

Stephen S. b. -22, Mch. 1820; m. 18 Oct. 1848 Harriet N. Conner of
Troy, Me. Died in Canaan, Me. 6 May 1864. Six ch.

John Jordan b. 21 Dec. 1821. See p. —

John, son of George and iVlaiy (Mitchell) Gerrish, born 10
June 1787, m. 15 Sept. 181 1 Joanna West of Freeport. Lived on
the old homestead. Died 5 July 182 1.

Lucy B. b. 15 June 1813; m. 17 Jan. 1S41 James Meguier of Portland.

George b. 28 Dec. 1814; d. 13 Oct. 1839-

Mary b. 20 Aug. 1816; d. 6 July 1817.

Albin b. I May 1818; m. 16 May 1841 Julia Lane of Auburn. Died
Jan. 1850. At his death the old Gerrish homestead, that had been held
by the family 98 years, passed into other hands.

Lydia b. 29 April 1820; d. 3 Dec. 1820.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES I9I

Joseph Marriner, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Marriner) Ger-
rish, born 24 Mch. 1783, m. 25 Alch. 1807 (by the Rev. Samuel
Deane D. D.) Barbara, dau. of Capt. John and Mary (Burnham)
Scott. He married (2) 16 Nov. 1842 Mrs. Mary Ann Hersey,
who died 28 Mch. 1897. He died in Portland 30 April 1853.
See p. III.

Adeline b. 23 Dec. 1808; m. 2 Nov. 1828 Wm. E. Edwards of Port-
land. Died II Jan. 1875. He died 16 Sept. 1877.

Francis Ann b. 13 Oct. 1810; m. (i) 28 June 1842 Wm. Bartol; (2)
Reuben Ordway. Died 30 Aug. 1895.

Joseph Frederick Augustus b. 14 June 1812; d. 28 Sept. 1813.


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