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1822, June 14, in Bangor, Phebe, wife of David Hill, aged 40.

Feb. 29, in Hampden, widow Lydia Burr, aged 77.
Feb. 26, in Hampden, Nymphas Kinsley, aged 71.
July 25, in Hampden, Mrs. Snow, wife of Edward.
July 25, in Hampden, Widow Dorothy Swett, aged 82.
Nov. 2, in Bangor, Dea. Moses Hall, formerly of Newburyport,

aged 61.
July 28, in Levant, Mrs. Margaret Bean, a native of England,

aged 8o. Aug. 12, in Bangor, Widow Susannah Baldwin, formerly of

Cavendish, Vt., aged 49. 1824, April 22, in Hampden, Betsey, relict of Capt. Jesse Harding,

forinerly of Gorham. April, drowned in Escutasis Pond (Lowell), Timothy Miller,

formerly of Hampden, aged 29.
Sept. 27, in Bucksport, Ezra Cottle, one of the first settlers,

aged 85.
November, in No. 4, (Bradley), Ebenezer Rowell, aged 40.
March 19, in Hermon, Mrs. Mary Mayhew, aged 94.
June 24, in Brownville, Widow Éleanor Thomas, aged 96.
July, in Bangor, David Bailey, aged 49.
Sept. 5, in Charleston, Mrs. Content, wife of Meletiah Cobb,

aged 65
Oct., Nathan Parsons, officer in Revolutionary War, aged 71.

Feb., in Eddington, Capt. Wm. Comins, aged 57. 1823, in Eddington, Jonathan Sibley, aged 57.

Jan., in Dutton (Glenburn), Widow Lydia Hasey, aged 96.
Feb. 10, in Stetson, Capt. Daniel Matthews, Revolutionary

pensioner, aged 60.
Feb., in Bangor, Capt. Samuel Thoms, Revolutionary soldier,

formerly of Portland, aged So. 1825, March, in Corinth, Chase Page, Revolutionary soldier, aged

June, in Frankfort, John Kempton, formerly of Pylmouth,

Mass., aged 85.
June, in Dover, Zachariah Longley, Revolutionary pensioner,

aged 75
Sept. 5, in Hampden, Samuel Rogers, aged 85.

Sept. 21, in Dutton, (Glenburn), Peter Burgess, aged 72. 1824, Nov. 8, in Castine, Mrs. Elizabeth Poor, aged 48.

Oct., 9, in Phipsburg, Mrs. Nancy Campbell, aged 8o. 1825, Oct. 30, in Charleston, Anna, wife of James Dunning, aged

69. Dec. 17, in Stetson, Col. James Patten, aged 69. Dec., in Eddington, Ebenezer Leavens, formerly of Charlton,

Mass., aged 78.
1826, March 3, in Castine, Bradshaw Hall, aged 48.

April 11, in Brewer, Samuel Treadwell, aged 35.
April 30, in Hampden, widow Higgins, aged 80.
May, in Northport, Capt. Thomas Burkmar, Revolutionary

soldier, aged 84.

1826, Sept. 25, in Brewer, widow Mary Holbrook, formerly of

Wrentham, Mass., aged 60.
March, in Ellsworth, Josiah Garland, aged 55.
June 28, in Dixmont, Elijah Smith, aged 63.
July 6, in Frankfort, Major Willlam R. Ware, aged 42.
July 6, in Kirkland, Doctor Levi Leach.
July 6, in Castine, Alice, wife of Col. William Webber, aged

July 6, in Hampden, Reuben Young.
July 26, in Old Town, Gideon Dutton, aged 50.
July 7, in Harrington, James Campbell, aged 65.
July 11, in Cherryfield, William Campbell, brother of James,

aged 54.
Sept. 4, in Eddington, John Case, of Milbury, Mass., aged 61.

Sept., in China, Mrs. Mary, consort of Peter Dow, aged 60. 1827, March, in Castine, Josiah Hook, aged 50.

April 3, in Exeter, Simeon Butters, aged 67.
April 3, in No. 8, Allen Milliken, aged 50.
May 19, in Eddington, widow Mary Nichols, aged 67. She

was followed to the grave by her mother, 88 years old and
was the oldest of eleven children then living, the youngest

being 42 years old.

June, in No. 4 (Bradley) Mrs. Rowell, wife of David, aged 48. 1827, July 17, in Sangerville, Stephen Spooner, aged 64.

Jan., in Mariaville, Mrs. Maria Jellison, aged 77.
Jan. 13, in Blakesburg, Peter Bither, aged 87.
Feb. 9, in Orono, Perez Graves, aged 62.
May, in Milo, Roger Stinchfield, aged 74.
May 24, in Surry, Samuel Hills, Esquire, aged 61. He died

a victim of the Thomsonian practice.
July, in Camden, widow Experience Gregory, aged 92.
July, in Castine, Capt. Ebenezer Perkins, aged 47.

Sept. 19, in Bangor, Isaac Randall, aged 33. 1828, Aug. 18, in Hampden, Moses Baker, aged 75.

Aug. 18, in Hampden, John Holbrook, aged 80
Aug. 18, in Hampden, Samuel Patten, aged 40.
Oct. 9, in Charleston, Alexander Jameson, one of first settlers,

aged 73
Oct. 9, in Belgrade, Peaslee Morrill, formerly of Berwick.

aged 97
Oct. 9, in Hampden, Samuel Cutter.
Oct. 9, in Abbot, Jacob Tubbs, formerly of Norway, aged 76.
Oct. 9, in Northport, Major Ebenezer Frye, a soldier in the

French War and also in the Revolutionary War, aged 84.
March 9, in Surry, Mrs. Maria, wife of Major Alfred Langdon,

aged 54: 1828, April 3, in Orono, Mrs. Frances, wife of Samuel White, aged

Nov. 6, in Dexter, Samuel Copeland, aged 70.
Nov. 6, in Sullivan, Mrs. Sullivan, aged about go.

1828, Sept., in Hemlock, (probably Bradley) Loisa Rider, daughter

of Francis Blackman. 1829, March, in Bangor, Dea. Wm. Boyd, aged 84.

May, in Ellsworth, Mrs. Lydia, wife of Nathaniel Tourtillot,

aged 32. Oct. 8, in Passadumkeag, Jonathan Roberts, a native of Vir

ginia, aged go.

Nov., in Bangor, Jesse Smith, Revolutionary soldier, aged 70. 1830, June 25, in Hampden, Amos Ridler, Revolutionary soldier,

aged 85.

July, in Hampden, Mrs. Polly Covel, aged 79. 1831, Jan. 24, in Hampden, Samuel Brown, aged 85.

Jan. 25, in Hampden, Mrs. Mehetable Rich, aged 76.
Jan. 30, in Hampden, widow Jerusha Higgins, aged 83.

9, in East Howland, Capt. Edward Wilkins, an officer in

the Revolutionary Army, aged 77. 1830, Feb. 4, in the woods up the river 100 miles, Jellison Preble,

aged 25.*
May 1, in Dutton, (Glenburn) Mrs. Sally Hasey, aged 75.
June, in Ellsworth, Dea. Benjamin Joy, aged 90.


This tract of land of 48,160 acres was granted to John Coffin Jones and others of Boston, Jan. 1, 1789. It included what is now Jonesborough, incorporated March 4, 1809, and Jonesport incorporated Feb. 3, 1832, Buck's Harbor in Machiasport and Little Kennebec, now in Machias.

The first settlers in Jonesborough were Judah Chandler and William Bucknam in 1763-4. They built a mill, near where the mills are now, and houses near by. Bucknam sold out to Cbaddler and moved to Addison. Chandler remained and gave the name of Chandler's River to the settlement. Edward Chandler and John Chandler also had an interest in the mills.

In 1773, Judab Chandler recorded in Lincoln County Records at Wiscasset a statement of the real estate then owned by him.

“Judah Chandler, of Chandler River, to the Eastward of Mount Desert, owned land as follows: "Beginning six feet from the S. E. Corner of said Chandler's dwelling-house, from thence running N., N.

* From the Old Town Pioneer, a newspaper which I never heard of before.-ED. + I am indebted to the history of Jonesborough printed by C. 0. Furbush & Co., of Machias, in 1857.

W. to a certain Brook or Creek called Ebenezers Brook or Creek, from thence running down the said Brook or Creek to the Maine River, commonly called Chandlers River, from thence E. by N. to the first Bounds mentioned, containing thirty acres, one-eighth of a double Saw Mill, standing upon the Easterly side of said Chandlers River; a certain piece of Land situated in a place commonly called Pleasant River, bounded as follows: Beginning at the Mouth of the first large Creek on the Easterly side of the West Branch of said River, commonly called Great Cove Creek, from thence running up to the head of the Westerly Branch of said Creek, from thence over the Upland to the said Western River, from there down said River to the first mentioned bounds, it being Upland and Marsh, containing sixty acres.' Sept. 1, 1773, Vol. 10, Folio 56."

Joel Whitney from Portland settled there about 1767. His son, Capt. Ephraim Whitney, born Nov. 7, 1770, was Representative to the General Court, 1810; member of the Constitutional Convention 1820 and Representative 1823. Capt. Samuel Watts from Haverhill, Mass., (via Portland, 1760) moved there in 1769.

He built a log house very near if not on the same lot now occupied by the Jonesboro Lumber Co.'s store. He claimed by occupation, if not by title, from Massachusetts the lots known afterwards as the Schoppe, Simpson and G. F. Whitney farms, a river frontage of about one mile. Though an energetic man he seemed unambitious for public life and except the part he took in the capture of the Margaretta at Machias in June 1775 we hear but little about him. There is no record of his death, nor head-stone at his grave and it is not known just where his body was buried.

From best evidence obtainable thirty years ago he died in 1788, aged about 72.

Ilis son Samuel died in Jonesborougb, 1849.

Josiah Weston from Falmouth, now Portland, where he was born July 22, 1756; was there in 1772. He married Hannah, daughter of Capt. Samuel Watts in October 1774. In June 1775, when the British attacked Machias all the men from the settlement went there to assist in the defence. Mrs. Weston and another lady gathered up all the powder, lead and pewter spoons they could find and carried them to Machias, 16 miles, through the woods. An account of this is graphically told in the history of Jonesborough. Mr. Weston died August 1827, aged 71, and his widow died Dec. 12, 1855 in the ninety-eighth year of her age. In August, 1857 her living descendants numbered 264. The first postmaster was William Tupper.

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ENGLISHMAN'S RIVER. The exact date of the settlement of this part of the town of Jonesboro. and where the first settler came from, has never been authentically established. It is known, however, that a man by the name sf Griffiths came here prior to 1776 and located the lot now occupied by Gustavus Watts. Two other settlers by the names of Knights and Simpson, followed soon after and took up farms near Griffiths. At the close of the Revolution, Anthony Shoppee came from Beverly, Mass., and settled on Roque Island, where he lived for a number of years. He finally

. became tired of his island home and located on what has since been known as Shoppee's Point. This Anthony Shoppee, the progenitor of all who bear the name in the region, was an English soldier who fought under Burgoyne, and is said to have belonged to Colonel Breyman's regiment of Hessians. He was captured by the Americans at the battle of Bennington, joined the Continental forces, and soon after witnessed the humiliation of his former commander, at his surrender to General Gates. Shoppee remained true to the patriot cause and at the close of the war came to Beverly, where he was married to Phebe Spear, the couple removing to these parts as related above. Here they reared a family of twelve children ; William, John, Jacob, Ephraim, Frank, Daniel, James P., Joseph, Sarah. Betsey, Polly and Ann, the last now the wife of Paul Thompson and the only survivor of the family.

During the year 1798, Paul Thompson came from Scarboro, and built a house on the lands now occupied by James Thompson. Of his progeny, there are many stili living in this locality.

Machias Newspaper.

JONESPORT. From the families by the names of Kelly and Beal settled there about 1765. The former settled on what now is called Kelly's point, the latter on Beal's island, and from him it derives its name. gained a livelihood by tilling the soil, fishing, etc. Soon Mr. Cromwell followed, settling near Cromwell's pond now owned by Col. Peabody who has there erected a fine summer residence

Then came the Sawyers, Walkers, Cummingses, Nortons and others, settling at Sawyer's cove and the reach. Here they abode in peace and plenty until the war of 1912.

The English made this a sort of rendezvous. A revenue cutter was chased into the cove one day by a British man-of-war. The crew of the former having dropped anchor, rushed into their boat, rowed to the shore and escaped to the forest with all possible haste. The captain, a portly old gentleman, was so frightened that he could not get out of his boat and was left to take care of himself. All the men in the town collected together with arms and ammunition, hiding behind rocks, trees, fences, and brush and gave the old man-of-war a volley of shot, wounding two of her men. One of them was taken ashore to Nehemiah Sawver's where he died of his wounds. The British fired two canron balls doing no damage. One of the balls was found at Ami's hill and is still in the possession of Mrs. Margaret Richardson.

Jonesport was a part of Jonesboro until about the year 1832 when it

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