I still have a few entries unfinished from my 2018 run of this challenge, so thought I'd post this quick one.
Week 50 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge - "Naughty"
I still have a few entries unfinished from my 2018 run of this challenge, so thought I'd post this quick one.
The above was found in the Portsmouth Herald newspaper, printed on 5 May 1902 (pg 6). It seems my Great-Great-Grandfather JOHN KNIGHT got himself in trouble for keeping one of his children out of school, probably to work on the farm. The fine of $10 and his court costs were suspended, though. Considering that the local police departments took part in many annual summer outings held at his farm out on Fox Point, things may have been a bit awkward for the parties when the next event came around.
Here is the family in the 1900 Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire census, on 15/16 June (pg 8B). Annie would have been 16 years old in May 1902, so it was likely one of the boys.
2020 - two hundred years of statehood for the State of Maine. On the 15th of March, 1820, the former District became the 23rd state in the Union. In August of that year, the 1820 census was taken. Here are my MAINE ancestors, and where they were at the time of statehood.
Jeremiah Brown - 5th Great Grandfather
Cornville, Somerset, Maine
Jeremiah Brown and Charlotte Lewis were married ca Mar 1820 in Cornville, but it is known that she had two children prior to Oct 1818 (one of them perhaps my 4th GGF Joseph Brown). The household now with 5 children in 1820 census, some may not be their own kin.
More about: The Family of Jeremiah Brown and Charlotte Lewis
Joseph Gray (abt 1787-aft 1874) - 5th Great Grandfather
Newfield, York, Maine
Married to Betsey Plaisted in Wolfeboro, NH in 1811, they first removed to Newfield, ME, and then went on to Athens, Maine soon after. My 4th GGM Elmira Gray is one of the females under 10 yrs of age - her sister Sarah is another, while a third, and the one in the 16-26 age range, is not known.
More about: Joseph Gray of Athens, Solon, and Brighton, Maine
Philip Levitt (Leavitt) Esq. (1774-1861) - 5th Great Grandfather
Athens, Somerset, Maine
With wife Mary (Pike) (1774-1826), they had ten children (according to Leavitt records), the numbers above showing several other persons also living with them. Philip was a cooper, and also ran a store and tavern, so is one of the "2" people engage in commerce (far right number), with five family members farming. My 4th GGF, Joseph Leavitt, was not yet 15 at the time of this census.
James Shattuck (1763-1830)
Solon, Somerset, Maine
Originally from Pepperell, MA, he arrives in Solon, ME between 1810-1820 with his 2nd wife Amy (Tarbell). Son Lovell Shattuck was 13 years old during this census, and is seen in the 10-16 yr column.
More about: James Shattuck of Pepperell MA and Solon Maine
John Steward (1740-aft 1840)- 5th GGF
Canaan, Somerset, Maine
Born in Lunenburg, MA, he was in Norridgewock, ME by 1787, when he married Abigail Whitcomb. Son Alaxis Steward, my 4th GGF, would have been 7 yrs old at time of this census.
More about: Duncan Stewart of Rowley MA and His Descendants to Maine
Henry Wyman (1762-1837) - 6th Great-Grandfather
Madison, Somerset, Maine
Henry and wife Sarah (Tuttle) married in Goffstown, NH in 1793, and soon moved to Madison, ME. He was a Rev. War veteran - a large family, though I haven't compiled a list of children yet. 3 persons in household were engaged in agriculture.
More about: Henry Wyman of Madison, Maine
Capt. James Brown (1760-1838)
Kittery, York, Maine
James Brown, with wife Sarah (Fernald), both 45+ years of age in 1820. One son, Elihu Deering Brown, was almost 20 yrs of age at this time, and would be one of the "2" in the 16-26 column.
Elihu Fernald (1763 - 1851)
Kittery, York, Maine
Elihu the only male left in the household, with wife Hannah (Chandler) (1765-1836), and three daughters. One those females being my 4th Great-Grandmother Jane C., 16 yrs old in 1820.
More about: Elihu Fernald of Kittery, Maine
SAMUEL LOCKE was born in Hampton, NH on 28 Jul 1740, the son of Samuel and Jerusha (Shaw) Locke. He died in Raymond, NH on 22 Oct 1818 [Hist. of Raymond, pg 332].
He was married first, on 14 Dec 1762 (presumably in the Parish of Brentwood, NH), to DEBORAH VEASEY/VEAZEY. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Deborah (Blake) Veazey, and died 17 Jan 1768, aged 35 [Annals of Brent Cong. Ch., pg 32]. He married secondly, on 14 Aug 1768 in Brentwood [also listed in Kensington as 15 Aug], to ESTHER DOW, likely the daughter of Ezekiel and Abigail (Robie) Dow [see Note 1]; she died after 1778. He married a third time [see Note 2], to SARAH "SALLY" JAMES, on 16 July 1797 in Kensington, NH. The latter wife was probably the "Widow Locke" who died in Nov., 1839, aged 81 [Hist. of Raymond, pg 338], so born ca. 1758.
The residence of Samuel following his first marriage to Deborah was on the Veasey property in Brentwood, a portion of which was willed to her by father Benjamin Veasey. The land bordered on the cemetery of the same family name, located on Middle Road. His first wife is likely buried there, though no marked stone shows where. Second wife Esther may very well be there as well.
I first find mention of Samuel Lock in the Brentwood Town Records on 7 Dec 1762 [Vol. 1, pg 166], when he and Jonathan Veasey appraised the value of a stray horse. His father in law, Benja Veasey Esq., was a Justice of the Peace at the time (and a selectman). The town records show him, in 1765 and 1766, voted in as a tything man. In 1771, he was a hayward, and was a juror in 1774. His name was among those who had voted against hiring someone, by way of taxes, to fill the constable position, at the 17 Mar 1777 town meeting. In 1776, he had signed the Association Test for Brentwood.
He was not seen in Brentwood records again until 1787, when he was sworn in as a hayward in March, and was a petit juror in Oct of same year. Perhaps he was living elsewhere, or he was serving in the war.
The 1790 Brentwood census shows Samuel's household with 1 male under 16, 2 males 16+, and 2 females. In both the 1800 and 1810 censuses for Brentwood, Rockingham, NH, Samuel's household had only himself (aged 45+) and Sally (aged 45+), with all of his children now grown. On 11 Nov 1811, Samuel and son John Weare Locke purchased 110 acres in Raymond [as "Lock", Rock. Deed: Vol. 221, pg 12], they both being "of Brentwood" at the time. On the 23rd of Dec. of that same year, they both (with their wives relinquishing dowers) sold the 18-acre Brentwood property to neighbor Jabez Smith [Rock. Deed: vol. 197, pg 71], and probably then made their move to the new homestead in Raymond.
From the 1857 map of Rockingham County, N.H., the property where Samuel and his son had settled can be seen, marked as "S. Locke". This land (though some acreage had been sold off) was now in possession of Samuel Locke, the son of John W. Locke, and grandson of Samuel (b.1740). Samuel would sell his (Step) Grandmother, Sarah Locke, 19 acres down the road from the original land, in 1835. She sold (or mortgaged) the same to Daniel Bagley, seen as "D.B. Bagley" on map, who owned the lot after her death.
From the Brentwood Town Records, 1742-1841 (pg 720), the following family record can be found for Samuel Lock and his first two wives. There are only a couple of differences between this source and the Locke Genealogy. Samuel didn't have any children by his third wife Sally.
Children by first wife, Deborah (Veasey):
i. BETSEY LOCKE, born 2 Oct 1763; marr 1st, 16 Apr 1783, COFFIN PAGE; Marr 2nd, 13 Jan 1806, his brother NOAH PAGE.
ii. BENJAMIN VEASEY LOCKE, b. 12 May 1765; d. 18 Jan 1810. Marr 27 Nov 1790, OLIVE ROBINSON
iii. DEBORAH LOCKE, b. 12 Jan 1768; d. 12 Sep 1848, Bridgewater, NH. Marr. ABRAHAM SMITH, on 26 Nov 1789 [Fremont Town Rec, Vol. 1, pg 561].
Children by 2nd wife Esther (Dow):
iv. LUCY LOCKE, b. 3 Jun 1769; d. 17 Jun 1769, aged 14 days
v. MIRIAM LOCKE, b. 23 May 1770; d. 26 Dec 1846, Danville, NH. Perhaps married first, a LOVERING [see Note 3]. Marr. (2nd?), as his 2nd wife, Capt. ELISHA HOOK, on 5 Apr 1809 in Kingston, NH [Locke Gen, pg 42]. Her will [Rock. Probate, file #15240] mentions dau. Sarah (marr. Nathaniel Webster) and 5 grandchildren. See Find a Grave entry in Old Meeting House Cem., Danville.
vi. LUCY LOCKE, b. 29 Oct 1771; Marr 15 Dec 1794 in Kingston, NH [both "of Brentwood"; NH VR], NICHOLAS MARSH.
vii. JOHN WEARE LOCKE, b. 26 Dec 1773; d. 11 Mar 1825 [Hist. of Raymond, pg. 334]. Marr 14 Oct 1798, ANNA JAMES [NH VR]. She died, as the "widow Locke", in April 1832 [Hist. of Raymond, pg. 336].
viii. SAMUEL LOCKE Jr, b. 23 Mar 1778; Marr 1st, SALLY GOODWIN; 2nd. ABIAH HARDING
1. There is an Esther Dow, born 5 Apr 1734 in Kensington, NH, who was the dau. of Ezekiel and his 1st wife Abigail Robie. She was unmarried at the time he wrote his will on 17 Sept 1766 [NH State Papers, Vol. 38, pg 335-337]. Her older sister, Lucy Dow, was married to John Weare in 1760 (his will, dated 10/05/1773, was presented to court on 30 Dec '73; Rock Probate, file 4072). With Esther (Dow) Locke naming two of her children Lucy and John Weare, it looks probable that this is the correct person.
2. NH VR has a Samuel Locke marrying Hannah Magoon on 25 Jan 1771 in Kensington. The History and Genealogy of Capt. John Locke, pg 42, lists this marriage as the third for the above Samuel Locke. Brentwood records shows differently. This marriage belongs to a different Samuel, likely the Samuel b. 1744, son of Samuel [Locke Gen, pg 23-24].
3. No marriage was found for a Miriam Lock(e) and a Loverin(g). Her dau. Sarah had Lovering for a maiden name when she married. Miriam was a LOCK, "single woman and spinster" of Poplin (Fremont), when she bought land in Hawke (Danville) from Elisha Hook on 3 Apr 1809 [Rock. Deed, vol. 195, pg 275]. She married him two days later [actual marr rec not yet found; not in Kingston VR book]. VR of Danville says this person was Miriam Jones, d/o Ephraim Jones.
Fullonton, Joseph. History of Raymond, N.H. Dover, NH: Morning Star Printing, c1875.
New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers: Vol. 30, pg 20 (Brentwood Assoc. Test)
REMEMBER ALLERTON was my 10th Great-Grandmother, the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Norris) Allerton, and was just a young child when she traveled on the Mayflower with her parents to America. She had been born in Leiden, Holland circa 1614-15.
Children [bapt. dates from NEHGR, Oct. 1942, pg 359-360; Salem VR]:
i. Rebecca, bapt. 7 Aug. 1639
ii. Mary, bapt. 14 Feb 1640/1
iii. Abigail, baqpt. 12 Jan 1644/5
iv. Elizabeth, bapt 7 Nov (or 3 Dec) 1646
v. Samuel, bapt. 19 Dec 1647
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. 30 Sept 1649
vii. Remember, bapt 12 (or 17) Sept 1652 - my 9th Great-Grandmother, who married Edward Woodman.
Mayflower 2020 [on American Ancestors site]
Wicked Local: Marblehead. 2011 web article on Moses' 400th birthday, noting local tours around Marblehead.
Allerton, Walter S. A History of the Allerton Family in the United States. Chicago, IL: Samuel Waters Allerton, c1900 [book on internet archive]. This source errs in mixing up Remember and her sister as husb. of Moses Maverick.
Roads, Samuel Jr. The History and Traditions of Marblehead. Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1880. On Internet Archive [here]. Many mentions of Moses Maverick, Remember's husband.
Though it ended up being a very cold and wet trip, I took time during my vacation in October 2019, and made a day-trip up to Somerset County, Maine, where many of my maternal ancestors had lived and where many of their burial places can still be found.
The first location was about three hours from home, and was the grave of my 5th Great-Grandmother, Abigail (Whitcomb) Steward. I had just recently found out that she was buried in St. Albans, in a plot with her son Randall Steward, so made this one a priority.
I went north from here, to visit a Civil War soldier from the 27th Maine, who had settled in Dexter, Maine and was buried there in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. I then traveled southwest to Athens, Maine, making a stop at Mount Rest Cemetery.
While I probably have direct ancestors buried there, including perhaps my 5th Great-Grandparents, Philip and Mary (Pike) Leavitt (and possibly my 4th Great-Grandparents), there are no stones to mark their resting places. I did photograph all of the Leavitt stones there, some two dozen cousins. I have placed them on a cemetery page at the National Association of Leavitt Families (NALF) website, which can be viewed at:
Next on my list was the Jewett Cemetery in Madison, on Rt 43 (Horsetail Hill Rd). Two sets of 6th Great Grandparents awaited me there: Henry and Sarah H. (Tuttle) Wyman, and James and Emma (Tarbell) Shattuck. Henry's daughter, Sarah Wyman, would marry Lovell Shattuck, the son of James and Emma.
Slightly north of this location is the South Solon Burial Ground. I have several relatives buried here without stones, including my 2nd Great Grandfather, Charles Leavitt and his parents, Joseph and Lucy Ann (Brown) Leavitt. Charles' wife is here, as are Lucy's parents, Joseph and Lucy A. (Shattuck) Brown.
I drove west to get onto Rt 201, taking the road south back to Madison. I made a quick stop at Blackwell Cemetery to see another 27th Maine veteran (George A. Taylor, who also served w/ the 32nd ME). There were two other ancestors that I did need to by-pass, Sarah (Wyman) Shattuck in Solon Village Cemetery, and Thomas Steward in Sunset Cemetery, North Anson, as the day was passing by too quickly, and I REALLY NEEDED to reach that Dunkins in Skowhegan!
My last stop was the Old Bloomfield (or Bloomfield Weston) Cemetery in Skowhegan. The earliest settlers of "Old Canaan" are buried here, the spot where the meeting house once stood.