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Anna B. b. 5 April 1807; m. 20 Dec. 1829 Joseph Moore, who was
born in Newfield 3 Dec. 1803, and died in Lisbon 9 Sept. 1855. She d.
25 April 1880. They had ch. Elvira, m. Julius M. Corbett of Lisbon,
Eliza, Alonzo, George, Joseph E., Augustus, and Thomas A. The
Hon. Joseph E. Moore of Thomaston graduated at Bowdoin Gollege in
1865, has been member of the House, is an Overseer of Bowdoin Gollege
and prominent as a lawyer and leader in the Democratic party.

Ira b. 14 Aug. 1810; m. (i) Phebe Stevens; (2) Julia B. Townsend; d.
at Kenosha, Wis., 8 Jan. 1869.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 237

PINKHAM.
Richard Pinkham was living- on Dover Neck, N. H., before
1642. His son John married Rose Otis. Their son, Ebenezer.
married -zy Nov. 1736 Sarah Austin. A son of Ebenezer was
Andrew Pinkham of Harpswell, born in Dover, N. H., 18 Aug.
1746, m. 26 Sept. 1773 Rachel, dau. of Lemuel and Waite (Estes)
Jones. She was born 2 Feb. 1754. May 5, 1777 he bought lots
7 and 8 of Joseph Woodworth of Harpswell, who had purchased
them of Isaac Royall. As after the confiscation of Royall's prop-
erty there might arise a question about the title, he took a deed
from Daniel Humphrey, attorney for heirs of Royall, June 28,
1796. He died 13 Dec. 1805. His wife died 13 May 1840. They
had, besides one who died in infancy, nine children.

Mercy b. 29 Nov. 1774. Unm. Blind many years.

Phebe b. 21 Sept. 1776; m. Samuel Beal of Durham.

Sarah b. 24 Sept. 1778; d. 24 July 1797.

Nicholas b. 18 Feb. 1781; m. Alice Parker. Settled in Litchfield;
d. 8 June 1847.

Mary b. 24 April 1783; d. 9 June 1827.

Esther b. 11 March 1785; m. 22 Feb. iSog Adam Wing. Moved lo
Sidney, Me.; d. 16 July 1846.

John b. 15 Mch. 1787; m. Hannah Will; blind, wandered into the
woods and died lo May 1865.

Andrew b. 20 Jan. 1790; d. 29 Mch. 1821.

Lemuel b. 7 June 1795; m. (i) Thankful Bailey of Harpswell. They
had four children, Andrew, Rachel, Alonzo and Marcial, all of whom
died unm. He m. (2) Eunice Libby of Pownal and had one daughter
Narcissa who is still living in Durham. He died 10 July 1865.

PLUMMER.

Francis Plummer, linen weaver, came from Woolwich, Eng.,
or from Wales, about 1633. He was in Newbury, Mass., in 1635.
His wife Ruth died 18 Aug. 1647, leaving two sons Samuel and
Joseph. It is thought that the Plummers of Durham are
descended from Samuel.* Five descendants of Francis Plum-
mer, bearing his name, have been members of Congress. Gov.
William Plummer of New Hampshire was one of them.

There is some confusion in tracing the lineage of Robert
Plummer since another person of the same name, son of Daniel

*The Rev. George M. Bodge of Leominster, Mass., is preparing a
Genealogy of the descendants of Francis Plummer, and will be pleased
to receive communications relating thereto.



238 HISTORY OP^ DURHAM

and Joanna Plummer, is recorded as born at Cape Elizabeth 3
June 1762. He married, 26 Nov. 1788, Ruth Hatch and seems
to have Hved in Windham or Gorham.

Samuel Plummer was taxed in Durham, 1 798-1805, and a
little later Joseph and Arthur Plummer. Luther and Daniel
Plummer were taxed about 1810. Luther went West in 1817.

Robert Plummer was born at Cape Elizabeth i Mch. 1761.
He married 29 Aug. 1786 Zilpah Farr, who was born in Easton,
Mass., 3 Nov. 1768. They settled in Royalsborough soon after
marriage, not far from the Stone Mill.

William b. 26 May 1787. Settled in Dover, Me. Had sons Loreii
and Horace.

Lucy b. 17 Sept. 1789; m. John Merrill. Lived in Durham.

John b. 25 June 1791; d. 11 Nov. 1802.

Abigail b. 16 Feb. 1792; m. Wm. Blake and w^ent to Ohio.

Zilpah b. 21 Jan. 1794; m. John Robinson; moved to Guilford.

Henry b. 18 Dec. 1796. See below.

Moses b. 21 April 1798; d. 17 Dec. 1821.

James 1). 17 July 1801 ; m. Esther Paul of Halluvvoll; d. in Richuioiul.
Sons, John R. and William.

John b. 9 Oct. 1807; m. 30 May 1833 Caroline Day; d. 21 Oct. 1887.
Farmer in So. Durham. Ch. James m. Phoebe E. Richardson of Fair-
field and resides in Augusta; Maria m. Edmund H. Soper of Auburn;
and John H., who lives in Chicago.

DoROTiiv m. Nathaniel Parker.

Henry Plummer, born 18 Dec. 1796, was one of the most
respected citizens of Durham. He bought the old Gerrish's
mill about 1835 and operated the same as a saw and grist mill
for many years. He was a licensed preacher of the Free Baptist
Church, and was the prime mover in the building of the brick
church near his residence, paying more than half the cost of the
same. He was characterized by gentleness and justice, generos-
ity and piety.

He married (i) 18 Feb. 1819 Wealthy, dau. of Silas and Mary
(Sargent) Estes b. 22 May 1800, d. 15 Jan. 1830; (2) Martha
Lancaster of Richmond, who died 19 Nov. 1894, aged 91 yrs. 11
mos. He died 18 Feb. 1876, aged 79 yrs. See portrait.

Silas b. 6 Oct. 1821; m. 23 June 1850 Emily, dau. of Thomas Estes;
d. 12 Mch. 1882. Ch. Alice and William E.
Mary E. b. 24 Sept. 1823; d. 19 Oct. 1849.
George b. 7 April 1826. See Biog. Sketch.
Charlotte b. 2 Jan. 1828; m. Henry Hackett.
Edward b. 4 Jan. 1830; see Biog. Sketch,




HENRY PLUMMER.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 239

Children by second marriage were.

Wealthy b. 4 April 1832; m. her cousin, John R. Plummer; d. 16
Jan. 1886.

John W. b. 19 June 1833; m. Harriet C. Wheeler of Bath; d. 12
Dec. 1880.

Joseph b. 7 Sept. 1834. See Biog. Sketch.

Charles B. b. 3 Feb. 1836; m. Abbie Taylor.

Susan b. 9 Sept. 1838; m. Webster Nevens.

Margaret b. 10 Sept. 1839; m. Alexander Taylor of Falmouth.

POLLISTER.

William Pollister, an Englishman, married 15 April 1802
Sally Brown in Scarborough, and settled in Durham near Rice's
School House. He died 18 Sept. 1854, aged 79 yrs. 9 mos. 11
days. His wife died 18 Oct. 1861, aged 78 yrs. 8 mos. 5 days.
Their children were Sarah m. Benjamin Lemont of Danville,
William, George, Joseph, John, Ann, Hannah, Sewall and Still-
man.

William Pollister Jr. m. 1830. Phebe Kilby of Freeport ; d.
9 Dec. 1896, aged 91 \rs. 1 mo. His wife died 20 Aug. 1882,
aged 70 yrs. 7 mos.

PROCTOR.

In 1635 John Proctor and wife Martha came from London.
Eng., to Ipswich, Mass., in the ship "Susan and Ellen," and a
few years later settled in .Salem, Mass. Their son John, born in
Eng., married (2) Elizabeth Bassett. and both were condemned
for witchcraft in the famous craze of 1692. He was executed 19
Aug. 1692. She was released a little later. Samuel, their son,
born in Danvers in 1680, came to Falmouth, Me., 1717-19, and
married Sarah Brackett. He died 16 March 1765. His son
Samuel 2d was born in Falmouth (Portland) 24 Nov. 1719 and
married EHza Johnson in 1745. Their son Samuel 3d was bap-
tized in 1749 and married, 6 May 1784, Joanna Berry. He is
mentioned in John Cushing's Diary as killed by the falling of a
tree 29 Nov. 1795. The accident occurred in Lewiston on the
site of the Continental Mill, and he was buried near by. He was
a Revolutionary soldier. His widow married William Thomp-
son, another Revolutionary soldier from Falmouth, and was liv-
ing in Wayne in 1833.

Thomas Proctor, brother of Samuel 3d, was born in Falmouth
31 June 1766 and was baptized at the First Parish Church 14



240 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Sept. of the same year. He married (Portland Records say 13
Nov. 1792) Deborah Jordan, who was born 13 Sept. 1761. They
settled on the River Road in So. Auburn on the farm now owned
by Augustus Parker. The following children are recorded in
Durham :

Elijah b. 6 Sept. 1793; T.\bitha b. 24 Aug. 1795; Abigail b. 13 June
1797; William b. i Jan. 1799; m. i Jan. 1844 Abigail Fickett of Durham;
their only child, Abbie, m. Augustus Parker; Joseph b. 30 Sept. 1801;
Thomas Jr. b. i July 1804.

George Proctor, said to have been a brother to Samuel 3d
and Thomas, Senior, was born in 1778. He married, 27 Nov.
1806, in Westbrook, Dorcas Sawyer of New Gloucester and died
in Lisbon 8 Dec. 1868. His wife died 26 Sept. 1849, aged 59 yrs.
6 mos. They had ten children, of whom Henry lived on the
homestead in Lisbon and was well known in Durham. George
Proctor is found among the soldiers accredited to Durham in
1814.

RANDALL.

Stephen Randall and wife Mary were members of First Parish
Church in old Falmouth in 1727. Stephen Randall Jr. married,
in Cape Elizabeth, 20 Oct. 1774, Lydia Roberts. He settled the
same year, on lot 126, in Royalsborough. The Randalls were
once niuncrous in Durham. Many went West in 1815-17. Some
descendants still live in Pownal. Stephen's family were
recorded as follows :

Joseph b. 9 Mch. 1775; Deborah b. 12 Feb. 1777; Stephen b. 7
June 1779; Nathaniel b. 12 May 1781; Chinicum b. 12 Oct. 1784; Han-
nah b. 22 Dec. 1789.

John Randall, brother of Stephen Jr. was born at Cape Eliz-
abeth 16 July 1747, married, 22 Nov. 1769, Anna Roberts, who
was born 9 Mch. 1749. He was one of the first settlers in Roy-
alsborough, on lot 126. His house stood near where James
Hascall now lives, and he and his wife were buried on that farm.
Here he kept a store. The road from South West Bend came
over the hill near his house. Near by was the School House
and Church. This was the original "Methodist Corner," which
was shifted eastward by a change in the road. John Randall's
family were thus registered :

Jacob b. 24 Oct. 1770, settled in Pownal; Anna b. 19 Dec. 1772, m.
Simeon Sanborn; Molly b. 18 April 1775.

Sarah b. 6 Jan. 1777, married Richard Doane; Benjamin b. 12
April 1 781.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 24 1

Margaret b. i Mch. 1783; John Jr. b. 13 Mch. 1785.
Isaac b. 18 April 1787; m. (Int. Rec. 20 Feb. 1809) Mary Haskell of
Poland.

Hannah b. 9 Mch. 1789, d. 24 June 1790; Ebenezer b. 2^ Nov. 1791.
Samuel b. 5 Jan. 1794, moved to N. Y. State.

RICE.

Lemuel Rice and Anna Stone were married in Scarborough
3 April 1777. He was a Revolutionary soldier.

George and Lemuel Rice, brothers, their sons, settled about
1800 in the Northwestern part of the town. George was born 21
Sept. 1780; m. (i) Hannah Hanscom, who died 20 Oct. 1826,
aged 38 yrs. ; (2) 2y April 1827 Dorcas, dau. of Thomas Larra-
bee. He died 6 Sept. 1859. By first marriage the children were
John, who became a minister of the M. E. Church, Mary, and
Hannah, who married 30 April 1840 Joseph Tompson. By sec-
ond marriage there were Phebe Ann, who married 10 Feb. 1857
Benjamin Lemont, and Matilda, who married Sawyer.

Lemuel Rice died 18 Mch. 1870, aged 80. He m. (i) Cath-
erine, dau. of John and Dorcas Noyes, who d. 12 March 1836,

aged 38 yrs. 8 mos. ; (2) Mary j. , who died i Mch. 1883.

aged ^2 yrs. 2 mos.

RICHARDS.
Humphrey Richards came from London and settled in Bos-
ton in 1693. Humphrey Richards 3d married Sarah Delano, set-
tled in Cape Elizabeth, and had five children, of whom John, the
youngest, born 14 Aug. 1767, married 7 Nov. 1790 Abigail Dyer
and moved to Pejepscot (Danville), thence to Durham in 1795,
where he lived to be over one hundred years old. He died in
i868. His wife died 22 Feb. 1836.

Barzillai b. 9 Aug. 1794; m. 24 Aug. 181 7 Sarah Osgood. Ch. Mary,
David O., Sarah A., who married John D. Osgood, and George H.

John b. 22, May 1796; m. April 1821 Mary Thomas; (2) her sister, the
widow of Joel Jones. Lived in Phillips.

Hannah m. 3 Mch. 1822 O. Israel Dyer.

Sally.

Mary. Unm. Died in Old Ladies' Home of Portland.

Nathaniel.

Moses. Twice married. Died in Pownal.

Ira B. b. 6 April 1808; m. Sally Gerrish; d. 10 Dec. 1893. Wife died
7 June 1888, aged ys yrs. 5 mos. 13 days,
p



242 HISTORY OF DURHAM

RING.
Batch elder Ring was living on lot i in 1771, just over the
Brunswick line. He was last taxed in 1807. The following
children are recorded :

David b. 10 April 1773; m. 20 Sept. 1801 Mary Pierce, who was born
in N. Yarmouth 5 Nov. 1777.

Susannah b. 3 Mch. 1775; Sarah b. 19 Sept. 1777.
Thomas b. 18 June 1780; Nathaniel b. 28 Sept. 1782.
Kezia b. 9 Feb. 1786; m. 29 Nov. 1802 Peter Mitchell.
Comfort b. 20 Aug. 1789; m. 13 Mch. 1808 O. Israel B. Fifield.

ROURK OR ROAK.
Martin Rourk was born in Ireland in 1760. He came to
America about 1773 and spent two years in his uncle's store in
St. Johns. In 1775 he came to Boston. His vessel sailed away
in the night and left him on shore. He served as a Clerk in the
Revolutionary Army, in a company commanded by Capt. Law-
rence of North Yarmouth. He married the Captain's sister Mrs.
Elizabeth (Lawrence) Fogg, widow of Daniel Fogg whom she
married in 1779. He came to Durham about 1784 and bought,
1796, of Thomas Mitchell, twenty acres of lot 70. His house
stood near where the road from the North Meeting House joins
the "Hallowell Road." He served as town clerk 1790-1807.
The Town Records show bills of ^5 for such annual services.
His handwriting is remarkably clear and distinct. The ink made
by himself is scarcely faded. He was for years the foremost
school-teacher of Durham. He died, i Jime 1807, leaving his
family in poor circumstances. His wife, born 26 Sept. 1758,
lived till 27 Nov. 1852.

Jane b. 26 Oct. 1785; m. it June 1807 Richard Wiswell of Portland.

John b. 5 Sept. 1788; m. 22 Nov. 1821 Joanna Larrabee of Durham.

Hannah b. 2s Feb. 1791; m. 26 April 1812 John Fifield; moved to
Greenwood.

William b. 23 May 1793; m. 15 Aug. 1819 Mercy Davis of Durham.

David b. 20 Sept. 1795; farmer in Durham. Unm. d. 22 Oct. 1861.

Samuel b. ii Feb. 1798; died at Exeter, Me., Oct. 1841.

Silence b. 22 Sept. 1800; died 10 April 1816.

Cyrus b. 23 March 1803; lost at sea 1823.

Jacob H. b. 22 March 1806. See Biog. Sketch.

The spelling of the surname was changed to Roak by act oi
Mass. Legislature before 1820. John Roak married Joanna Lar-
rabee who was born 3 Nov. 1798. He lived on a farm nearly




ALGERNON M. ROAK.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 243

opposite where Wm. D. Roak now lives, about lot 120. His
family were.

Cyrus S. b. 25 Nov. 1822; d. May 1844.

Alice S. b. 3 June 1824; d. May 1844.

Mary E. b. 13 Jan. 1826; m. 26 Nov. 1862 James H. Eveleth.

Martha A. b. 2 Nov. 1827; m. 9 Mch. 1852 Stillman Larrabee.

Emeline L. b. 25 Jan. 1831 ; m. 28 Feb. 1856 John S. Parker.

Hannah F. b. 5 April 1832; d. 13 Nov. 1863.

Angelia M. b. 24 Jan. 1839; m. 30 Aug. 1862 Elisha S. Newell.

Wm. Roak, who married Mercy Davis, died 23 July 1876.
He lived on the farm now occupied by his son, William D. Roak.
His family were as follows:

William D. b. 4 Dec. 1820. See Biog. Sketch.

Eliza A. b. 29 Oct. 1823; d. 26 March 1851.

Harriet E. b. 9 June 1826; m. 9 Dec. 1857 Geo. Washington Strout
of Durham.

Emily J. b. 15 Nov. 1833; d. 8 Jan. 1853.

LuCRETiA M. b. 31 March 1836; m. (i) Wm. Robinson, (2) Wm.
Davis. Lives in Portland.

Emilus W. b. 4 Sept. 1829; d. s. p. 28 Apr. i860; m. Isabel Gilpatrick.
She d. 17 Aug. 1865.

Isaac M. b. 15 Jan. 1838; d. 26 Feb. 1838.

William D. Roak married, 4 June 1843 Ann S. Wagg, daugh-
ter of William and Elizabeth (Miller) Wagg, who was born 28
Aug. 1820. Five children.

Cyrus A. b. 16 June 1844; m. Sarah Ealley of Epping, N. H. Resides
in Cochituate, Mass.

Algernon M. b. 26 Dec. 1846; m. Jennie S. Hutchings of Winthrop,
Me. He is a well known undertaker in Auburn.

Millbury F. b. 26 May 1849; m. Julia Sanders of Ossipee, N. H. He
is a provision merchant in Boston of the firm of Tucker and Roak.

Emily E. b. 11 June 1854.

Rosa Bell b. 13 Oct. 1861. Teacher in Durham.

ROBERTS.
John Roberts of Gloucester, Mass., may have been son of
Robert Roberts of Ipswich, who had a son John born 1646.
John of Gloucester married, 4 Feb. 1677, Hannah, dau. of
Thomas Bray, and died 10 Jan. 1714. Of their seven children
Ebenezer was born in 1690. Flis wife's name was Sarah. They
had three children born before 1721. They moved to Falmouth,
Me., before 1727. They had sons Ebenezer Jr., William, born
18 Mch. 1725 and Vinson, born 8 June 1727. Of these Eben-



244 HISTORY OF DURHAM

ezer Jr. married, in 1737, Mary Kinnicum of Gloucester, Mass.,
and was one of the first settlers in Royalsborotigh, on lot 30,
where he died in 1805. The birth of his son William is recorded
in Cape Elizabeth, 15 Mch. 1739. It is probable that Ebenezer's
daughters, Anna and Lydia, married John and Stephen Randall.
The following marriages we are unable to classify. Some of
them were probably of this family.

Hannah m. 26 Oct. 1789 Joseph Paul.
Moses m. 18 Jan. 1798 Susannah Harmon.
Ebenezer Jr. m. 1801 Lydia Merrill of Lewiston.
Susannah m. 14 Nov. 1807 Joseph B. Allen.

William Roberts, son of Ebenezer, married, 16 Oct. 1777,
Susannah Randall and bought lot 147 of Isaac Randall, 6 Feb.
1787. Isaac Randall received this in the will of Col. Jonathan
Bagley. It is probable that William Roberts had lived there
some years before taking the deed. He died in 1804 and his
widow and children moved to Genesee Co., N. Y., before 1815.
The children were.

Catherine b. 10 Nov. 1778; m. 10 Oct. 1797 Thomas Wharff.
Mercy b. 7 Aug. 1780; d. young.

Susanna b. 13 Jan. 1782; m. 26 Nov. 1801 James Gerrish.
Sally b. 31 Mch. 1784; m. June 20 1806 Kinnecum Roberts of Dur-
ham.

William b. 29 Dec. 1787.

Mary b. 20 Feb. 1791; m. Robert Jones.

Hannah Chapman b. 20 May 1793; m. Eldrick Smith.

Benjamin b. 21 Feb. 1795.

Michael b. 24 June 1797.

Catherine b. 12 Dec. 1799.

Benjamin Roberts came from Cape Elizabeth and settled near
the house where David Crockett Jr. now lives, on lot 32. He
was burned with his house in 1805. His son, Benjamin Jr.,
was born at Cape Elizabeth 24 Oct. 1769; m. 11 Aug. 1791 Sarah
Paul, who was born in Berwick 28 June -^769. He died in Dur-
ham 18 Sept. 1849.

Elizabeth b. 26 April 1793.

Sarah b. 9 Mch. 1795. Unm.

Abigail b. 14 July 1797.

Benjamin b. 14 July 1799; d. 29 April 1805.

Hiram b. 16 Mch. 1804. Unm.

Patience b. 4 May 180^,

Nahum d. young.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 245

Benjamin P. b. i June 1807; m. 1831 Lucy Tyler of Pownal; d. 11 June
1888. Wife died 4 May 1896, aged 84 yrs. 9 mos. Ch. Nahum, John T.,
Harriet, Sarah, Wm. Henry, Lucy E., Frank, Mary, and Benjamin F.
The last d. in a Hospital in Virginia 9 July 1865, aged 18 yrs. 8 mos. 17
days. He was a member of Co. C 326. Me. Regt.

Vincent (or Vinson) Roberts of Cape Elizabeth married
Susanna York in 1772. She was sister to Samuel and Joseph
York. He was one of the earliest settlers of Durham on lot 32.
He afterward moved to near Chandler's mill. No record of his
birth or death has been found.

Joanna b. i Oct. 1773; m. (i) 12 Jan. 1792 Ezekiel Turner; (2)
Samuel Sawyer; d. 27 Mch. 1858. See portrait.

Samuel York b. 3 May 1776; m. 1799 Betsey Plummer.

James b. 10 Dec. 1779; m. 1802 Sally Turner of Freeport.

Thomas m. 4 Dec. 1806 Submit York. Their children were Samuel
b. 13 Feb. 1810; Rebecca b. 11 May 1816; True Glidden b. 2 Feb. 1819;
Susannah b. 18 May 1822. He married (2) 4 Dec. 1828 Rebecca Skilling
of Cape Elizabeth.

Ebenezer m. 1809 Sally Plummer.

Susannah m. 16 Oct. 181 1 Robert Hunnewell.

Daniel b. 16 July 1790. See p. 66.

Reuben m. 181 7 Sally Goodwin.

Hannah (?) m. 12 Mch. 1798 Jacob Sawyer.

Sally. ^

Lemuel.

ROBINSON.
The emigrant ancestor of the Robinsons of Durham was John,
1640, who was killed by the Indians at Exeter, N. H., 21 Oct.
1675. The descent from him is through Stephen, John and John
Jr. The latter married at Kittery, 10 Dec. 1722 Sarah Jordan,
granddaughter of Rev. Robert Jordan. They settled at Pond
Cove, Cape Elizabeth. Their son Joshua married 16 Nov. 1764,
Sarah Miller. Samuel was the oldest of their ten children, b. in
Cape Elizabeth i April 1766. He married 4 Dec. 1788, Cath-
erine Clark. They moved to Durham about 1794 and settled on
lot 94. He died 25 Sept. 1842 ; his wife died 8 Sept. 1830. Their
children were.

Samuel b. 1789; m. Phebe Wagg; killed by an accident 15 Oct. 1819.
Four daughters.

Apollos b. Oct. 1790; d. 8 March 1852.

Joshua b. June 1792; Eleanor Dyer. Died 10 April 1877. Slie
died 25 Sept. 1843, aged 56 yrs. Ch. Joshua, Frances, Martha, William,
Samuel, and Augustus.



^^6 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Sarah b. 22 June 1794; m. i Jan. 1818 Samuel Stackpole; d. 8 Feb.
1836.

Eunice b. 28 Feb. 1796; m. 19 Nov. 1822 James Thomas of Sabattus; d.
22 Sept. 1876. Sylvanus D. Thomas of Lewiston is their son.

James b. i Jan. 1798. See below.

Jane b. 24 Nov. 1799; m. 20 Aug. 1820 Edmund Dow; d. 15 Dec. 1855.

Catherine b. Oct. 1802; m. Joshua Mitchell; d. 8 Sept. 1830?

Hannah b. 3 Feb. 1804; m. 2 Dec. 1830 Rev. John Miller; d. 8 Sept.
1881.

Mary b. 17 April 1806; m. 1833 Abner Waterhouse; d. 7 May 1868.

William b. 4 Jan. 1809; m. 1834 Huldah Dyer; d. 30 Oct. 1878.

Charles b. 25 Dec. 181 1; m. 3 Sept. 1838 Pamelia M. Bowie.

James Robinson m. 3 Dec. 1822, Susan, dau. of Capt. Charles
Barbour of Gray. .She was born 22 March 1803 and died in Dur-
ham 26 Dec. 1876. He lived on the homestead as a farmer and
died 29 July 1873.

William B. b. 28 July 1823; d. 18 Mch. 1849.

Betsey B. b. 8 Oct. 1825; d. 29 June 1826.

Charles B. b. 23 April 1S27; m Frances Robinson; d. 3 Mch. 1865.

Mary L. b. 26 June 1829; d. 8 Mch. 1844.

Catharine C. b. 30 Mch. 1831; m. Walker.

Clarissa A. b. 8 Nov. 1833; rn- James Adams of Portland.

James E. b. 3 July 1837; d. 14 July 1858.

Susan E. b. 3 July 1837.

Lewis C. b. 8 Aug. 1839; d. 22 Oct. 1840.

Lewis C. b. 2 June 1844; m. Rachel Bowie. Machinist. Resides in
Piilsfield, N. H. One son, Cyrus, m. Mabel Avery of Lisbon and lives
in Exeter, N. H.

Mary b. 2 June 1844; d. i April 1845.

SANBORN.
Simeon Sanborn, son of Tristram and Abigail (Blake) San-
born, was born in Kingston, N. H., 2 Feb. 1752. He was fifth
in descent from Lt. John Sanborne of Hampton, N. H. His
first wife was a sister to Capt. Joshua Snow, near whom he lived.
His intentions of marriage with Anna Randall were recorded
27 April 1705. He was a soldier in the War of 181 2 and died
therein. His widow was living in 1825. A son Peter, born in
No. Salisbury 5 April 1779, married 18 Jan. 1803 Hannah Gerrish
and moved to Litchfield. A daughter Susanna was born in Roy-
alsborough i July 1781. Another daughter, Molly, born 18
Oct. 1783, married 24 Nov. 1803 Jeremiah Staples of Topsham.



GENEALOGICAL NOTES 247

SAWYER.

William Sawyer came to New England in 1640. It was
probably his son James who married Sarah Bray in Gloucester,
Mass., and had a son Jacob, born 1687, who married in 1716
Sarah Wallis and moved to Falmoutli, Me. A brother John
married Rebecca Stanford and came also to Falmouth in I7i9"
also a brother Isaac, and a Job Sawyer, whose connection is
unknown. All the Sawyers of Cape Elizabeth and Durham arc
descended, doubtless, from the source mentioned.

Jacob Sawyer was born in Cape Elizabeth. Soldier of the
Revolution. Moved to Durham about 1795. Jacob Sawyer
married in Cape Elizabeth 18 April 1782 Sarah Hatch, who
died in Durham 14 Mch. 1797, aged 42 yrs. They had a son
Joseph who m. 9 April 1797 Elizabeth Johnson and had at least
four children, viz., Sarah, b. 28 April 1793; Amasa b. 10 Dec.
1799; William b. 4 July 1801 and d. 21 Dec. 1803; and Joseph
Jr. b. 2 Jan. 1803. Jacob Sawyer m. (2) 12 Mch. 1798 Hannah
Roberts, who died 12 Feb. 1799, aged 39 yrs. They had a
daughter Mary b. 25 Jan. 1799. He m. (3) 2 Dec. 1801 Esther.
dau. of Dea. James Hibbard. She died 28 Dec. 1861, aged 83
yrs. He died 10 Dec. 1832, aged 74 yrs. By third marriage
were the following children :

Jacob b. 21 Oct. 1802; d. 15 Jan. 1804.

Olive m. 1830, Lemuel Turner.

Mercy m. 25 Oct. 1833 Nathaniel Mirch of Westbrook.

Merrick d. in Thomaston 4 Jan. 1894. Dealer in granite.

James, a preacher. See p. 71.

David Blethen b. Dec. 1819; m. Charlotte, dau. of Joshua Gerrish
of Lisbon. M. D. at Brunswick 1842. Practiced medicine at Mechanic
Falls, So. Paris and Lewiston.

Esther.

SCOTT.

Capt. John Scott came to Durham m 1791 from Portland,

where he married i April 1782 Mary, dau. of John and Abigail

(Stickney) Burnham. He was a sea-captain. Died in Durham 3

.\pril 1803. His wife was born in Portland 29 Dec. 1762. 9 ch.

Polly b. 19 Dec. 1783; m. 28 Aug. 1802 Davis Randall of Freeport
and died 10 June 1839.

Andrew b. 9 Aug. 1785; m. 30 Jan. 1812 Priscilla Woodbury.

Barbara b. 12 Nov. 1787; m. 25 Mch. 1807 Joseph M. Gerrish; d. 12
Oct. 1841.



24^ HISTORY OF DURHAM

Abigail b. 21 Feb. 1890; m. 13 Jan. 1813 Jacob Herrick, Jr.

Eleanor b. 3 May 1792; m. Isaac Bishop and died six months after
marriage.

Thomas Stickney b. 6 Oct. 1794; imm. Accidentally killed on a ves-
sel in Portland harbor.

John Burnham b. 6 Oct. 1796; m. (i) Maria Seward; (2) Catherine
Cross in Portland.

Jacob Burnham b. 29 May 1799; m. (i) Mary Ann Brown; (2) Mary
E. Tibbetts; d. in Durham.

JosiAH Burnham b. 10 Oct. 1801 ; d. in Portland 7 Sept. 1863. Unm.

SKINNER.
John Skinner of Cape Elizabeth, a Rev. soldier and pensioner,


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