Page images

ENOCH LOVELL from Weymouth, Mass., son of Elisha, born South Parish, April 8, 1765. He married Prudence Whiting of Hanover; published in Weymouth, April 11, 1786. He and wife owned the covenant at South Parish church, Weymouth, Feb. 6, 1791. He was in Brewer before 1800; then to Hampden; then to Bangor, where he died May 20, 1844, aged 79.

His wife died June 8, 1823, aged 49. He married second Mrs. Eliz. Mayhew of Brooksville ; published Aug. 14, 1824. Children, in Bangor: i. MARY, b. Weymouth, May 11, 1790; m. Joseph Severance in Brewer,

1813. ii. SARAH, bap. Weymouth, Feb. 6, 1791. iii. PRUDENCE, b. do. Mar. 14, 1794 (?); d. in Bangor, unmarried, 1849. iv. DAVID, bap. do. Sept. 14, 1792; d. in Bangor, Nov. 20, 1866, aged 71.

DANIEL (?) m. Deborah Mansell of Dutton, Glenburn, Jan., 1823; pub.

Bangor, Dec. 28, 1822. vi. JOSEPH (?) vii. ENOCH. m. Rosilla Mansell in Bangor, July 17, 1823; pub. in Bangor,

Jan. 25, 1823. viii. LYDIA, b. Brewer, Apr. 24, 1806; m. Thomas Severance of Brewer. ix. PRISCILLA,


Ile was a

GEORGE LEONARD was the son of Dr. Jonathan and Rebecca (Smith) Leonard, born in Norton, April 15, 1784; half brother to Oliver Leonard. He moved to Orrington, Brewer part, in June, 1806, when he bought the farm of James Campbell, Senior, containing 100 acres fronting on Penobscot River, a short distance from where the dam is. He was elected to many town offices in Orrington before the incorporation of Brewer, and after that was Selectman and Assessor of that town many years. member of the constitutional convention from the town of Brewer in 1820, and for several years after a Representative from the same town. January 13, 1834, he sold his farm in Brewer to Israel Snow, and moved to Bangor, April 30, where he afterward built the bouse now occupied by his daughter on Cumberland street. He was a Notary Public and a Justice of the Peace, when

. that office meant something, and Confidential Clerk of the late James Crosby. He died Sept. 21, 1852, aged 68. He was married Sept. 26, 1805, to Miss Margaret B. King, daughter of Capt. Phillip King, by Rev. Pitt Clark. She was born in Raynham,

Mass., Feb. 22, 1785, and died in Bangor, Sept. 21, 1852, aged 68 years. Children: i. SARAH BOWERS, b. in Brewer, Nov. 29, 1806. She was m. to William

Copeland, Jr., of Brewer, July 4, 1832. He d. Sept. 12, 1833, leaving ove child, a son who d. in Bangor at the age of 20 years. Mrs. Copeland has been a widow 57 years and is now living at the old

homestead of her father in Bangor. ii. GEORGE, b. Brewer, Dec. 20, 1809. He was educated at the "Gardiner

Lyceum" at Gardiner, Me. He afterward taught modern languages in a large private school in Boston; wrote much for the North American Review; one of his articles caused the reprint of an entire new edition of a work published by Harper Brothers, for which they tendered him a vote of thanks and presented him with a valuable set of the works of John Jay. He contributed largely to various other periodicals, scientific and otherwise. About this time he became acquainted with Loammi Baldwin, the eminent engineer, of whom he learned civil engineering which he followed for some years, being employed on the Boston & Providence, Boston & Maine, and Boston & Lowell Railroads, besides others. He afterward bought a farm in West Newton and was the author of a series of arithmetics which were successfully introduced into the Boston schools. He was an inventor of some celebrity. He removed from West Newton to Shrewsbury, where he was for many years a leading and intluential

citizen. He d. unmarried, Sept. 24, 1873. iii. EDWIN, b. Brewer, Nov. 11, 1826, prepared for College in Bangor

schools, graduated Bowdoin College, 1847, and Bangor Theological Seminary 1850. Ordained minister at East Milton, Mass., Mar. 25, 1852, and has since preached at South Dartmouth, Mass., Rochester Mass., and Morris, Conn., where he now resides. He was married May 1, 1853, to Miss Harriet A., daughter of Joshua Emerson, Esq., of Milton. She d. there Nov. 10, 1855, and he married second Sarah G., daughter of Joshua Fairbanks of Milton, Mass.

David Mann, was son of Deacon Thomas and Mary (Blake,) Mann of Wrentham, Mass., born there, Feb. 6, 1756.

He was one of the original grantees of the town of Orrington, and the only one who settled in the town. His homestead was in the easterly part of what is now Holden, Mann's Hill. Revolutionary Pensioner. He died, Dec. 26, 1834. In bis will he names wife Sarah, son in law Samuel Silsby, whose wife had died, and giving her children $100, Polly Silsby, Abigail Blake, Eunice Silsby, Joseph and Jacob Mann. He married widow Sarah Osgood, Nov. 1789, by Rev. Seth Noble. She was daughter of William Tibbets Senior, then of Bangor but formerly of Gouldsborough. She was born in 1764, and died, Aug. 19, 1854, aged 91 years, and 5 months. Children all born in wbat is now Holden :

i. SALLY, b. Sept. 25, 1789, married Samuel Silsby. ii. Polly, b. June 16, 1791, married Benjamin Silsby, of Bingham, 1815. iii. NaBBY, b. Dec. 12, 1752, married James Blake, of Holden and Corinth

where she d. Aug. 22, 1882.

[ocr errors]


iv. DAVID, b. Aug. 8, 1794. In 1807, he left his father's home to get a

pair of shoes made, he got them and started for home, but was never

afterward heard from. JACOB, b. Feb. 13, 1796. Lived on the old homestead, married Lurania

Mayhew of Levant, 1818. Had 12 children, among whom is Elbridge

b. March 10, 1823, who lives on the old homestead. vi. NANCY, b. Oct. 14, 1798. vii. JOSEPH,

b. Aug. 31, 1801. Lived in Holden, d. July 29, 1867, married Alice Fessenden of Amherst, 1836. She d. July 3, 1870, age 65 years

2 months. No children. viii. EUNICE, b. July 24, 1802, married Roswell Silsby of Amherst, March

26, 1823.

DEA. BENJAMIN Snow was the son of Benjamin Snow and was born in Thomaston, Dec. 13, 1779. He settled in Orrington, that part now Brewer, on the lot below the cemetery. He died Jan. 20, 1859. He married Nancy Burrill March 4, 1807. She was born in Nantucket, Mass., April 5, 1785 and died in Brewer Nov. 29, 1855. Children, all born in Brewer, were : i. MELINDA, b. Feb. 27, 1808; m. Edward Holyoke, of Brewer, Dec. 21,

1800. She d. Sept. 1881. ii. JULIA ANN, b. May 20, 1812; m. Jeremiah Skinner, of Brewer 1835;

she d. May 11, 1811. iii. CAROLINE, b. July 13, 1815; m. Jeremiah Skinner, of Brewer, his

second wife; she d. August 24, 1855. He d. Oct. 30, 1867, aged

66. iv. EMELINE, b. July 13, 1815, d. Nov. 25, 1878, aged 63 years 4 months.

BENJAMIN GALEN, b. Oct. 4, 1817 (18) graduated at Bowdoin College,

1816, and at Bangor Theological Seminary 1849. In 1819 and 1851, preached in Pembroke, Lubec and Cooper, and in 1857, went as a Missionary to Micronesia. He returned to this country and died in Brewer, May 1, 1880. He married Miss Lydia Buck Vose of Robbin

ston. vi. NANCY BURRILL, b. June 15, 1821, married J. G. Eaton of Hermon.

She d. July 20, 1857. Had two children. viii. GEORGE ALBION, b. Jan. 23, 1825, resides in Brewer on the old home

stead. Deacon. Married Susan L. Tibbetts. Has chidren. ix. AURILLA b. Jan. 30, 1831, married J. G. Eaton of Hermon, His second

wife. She d. Jan. 3, 1882.

[ocr errors]

SAMUEL STErns, from Brookline, Mass., to Bucksport, about one year; then Brewer Village. Died Nov. 1842. Married Miss Emma Lash. She died – - ; Children :

i. SAMUEL, b. Boston, July 3, 1816, d. 1826. ii. WILLIAM S., b. Nov. 13, 1808, lived in Brewer Village. Married Try

phena Nickerson, pub. Dec. 28, 1833. He d. Dec. 19, 1865. She d.

July 22, 1853, age 39. iii. CHARLES G., b. Brewer, April 13, 1811, of Brewer. Removed to Ban

gor, d. 1889, married Margaret Lunt of Newburyport. She d. 1890. Children :-Samuel, Ezra, and Emma.

iv. CLARISSA R., b. April 15, 1813, married Benjamin Goodwin of Brewer. v. John, b. Mar. 30, 1815, d. Aug. 7. vi. Eliza A., b. Dec. 16, 1817, Benjamin Fowler of Brewer, 1836. vii. John, b. May 13, 1821. viii. HARRIET, b. Oct. 10, 1825, d. Sept. 28, 1826. ix. HANNAH, b. June 29, 1823. X. MARY M. b. Dec. 3, 1828.


DANIEL SHED, Jr., a Revolutionary soldier, born in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 8, 1763. He moved to Solon, Me., 1797, and from thence to what is now Brewer Village, in 1808. He died Married Mary Quails of Groton, Mass., June 28, 1791. She born July 16, 1770, died Feb. 6, 1833. Children were: i. SUSAN QUAILS, b. Oct. 21, 1792; m. Billings Clapp of Eddington, Jan.

6, 1817, and d. Jan. 18, same year. ii. MARY L., b. Oct. 13, 1791; m. Nath. Tibbetts of Brewer, Feb. 9, 1817.

He d. Oct. 18, 1859; she d. Jan., 1890. iii. Eliza L., b. Jan. 3, 1797; m. Charles Winchester of Brewer, Mar. 25,

1821. She d. Dec. 15, 1841; he d. Dec. 10, 1873. iv. ITHAMAR S., b. Mar. 10, 1799; m. Margaret Mayo, Dec. 2, 1824. He d.

Feb. 15, 1831. SABRINA. b. Jan. 9, 1800; d. Jan. 20. vi. CHRISTIANA Shaw, b. Aug. 26, 1802; m. James Adams of Brewer,

Aug. 6, 1820. vii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 5, 1804; m. Emily, daughter of Allen Hodges of

Brewer, Feb. 7, 1832. She b. Dec. 10, 1805. Master mariner. Has

been post master at Brewer Village many years. viii. SALLY L., b. Oct. 14, 1803; m. Thomas Gragg of Brewer, Nov. 28,

1824. She d. Aug. 14, 1833. ix. CHARLES A., b. Mar. 21, 1808.

WILLIAM MENZIE, b. July 31, 1810; married, resides in Brockton,

Mass. xi. HANNAH BELINDA, b. Jan. 29, 1812; m. Thomas Gragg of Brewer,

Jan. 10, 1834. She d. Jan. 10, 1842.




Jonathan Sibley, Esquire, died 1823; wife died in Brewer, 1829.

Capt. Timothy W. Sibley died in Eddington, March 11, 1820, aged 38.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sibley died March 2, 1822, aged 29.
Jonathan W. Sibley died 1829.

Davis Sibley married Cynthia Fisher, 1818. He died 1829, according to Brewer church records.

[ocr errors]


JOHN THOMs, petitioner for land 1783, grantee 1786, lived not far from end of Dam. His barn was burned June 1, 1791. He sold his farm to Oliver Leonard. Mrs. Mary Thoms died in New Charleston, Sept. 2, 1821, aged 83 ; probably his wife. Children probably :

i. Child, funeral Jan. 6, 1793, Rev. S. Noble. ii. WILLIAM, funeral Jan. 8, 1793, Rey. S. Noble. iii. ANNA, m. James Dunning, pub. Oct. 8, 1786. iv. SARAH, m. Wm. Tibbetts of Bangor, Dec. 25, 1793, by Col. Jona Eddy.

SAMUEL, blacksmith in Orrington, 1799. vi. BENJAMIN, in Brewer, 1812. JOHN TIBBETS from Boothbay about 1780; lived about half way to Brewer village. Grantee of land in 1786. Died June 1826, aged 70 or 72. His wife Lydia died Sept. 29, 1826, aged 68. Children were probably : i. MIRIAM, b. June 1, 1779; m. John Holyoke, Jr.. of Brewer, Nov. 27,

1800; he d. Aug. 21, 1831, aged 58. She d. April 20, 1850. See Ante

Vol. 1, p. 27. ii. NATHANIEL, b. March 1, 1793; lived in Brewer; m. Mary Shed 1817;

pub. Dec. 15, 1816; she b. Oct. 13, 1794. Children: John, b. 1821; Mary E., 1825; Susan L., b. 1827; William 1828; Harriet 1830; Dan

iel S., 1835. iii. WILLIAM, unmar. iv. OLIVE, m. Smart, of Vassalborough.

CYNTHIA, b. .; unmar.; d. Dec. 15, 1878, aged 74 years, 3 months. vi. MARY, (?) m. Mr. White; pub. Brewer, June 29, 1805; he d. Feb.

1819, aged 38. vii. DANIEL S., d. Brewer, June 27, 1883; aged 77 years, 5 months, 21

days. Wife Mary. They had children. viii. David, m. Nancy Hall in Brewer; pub. March 26, 1827. They had

children. ix. Lydia, m, Alpheus Robinson, of Brewer, Oct. 18, 1812.

[ocr errors]


NATHANIEL CLARK, petitioner for Land in Orrington 1783. Settled there 1773; married Lois Downes, published April 14, 1787.

JOHN CLARK, married Polly Tourtillot of Bangor; published Aug. 30, 1800.

Noah CLARK, resident of this town; married Jane Smith, of Orrington, published Jan. 7, 1811.

CAPT. Roswell Firts perhaps of Dedham ; wife Betsey He died July 14, 1848, aged 65. She died Sept. 27, 1839, aged 54 years, 3 months and 6 days. Grave Stones at East Holden.

« PreviousContinue »