This blog is about the Getchells History going back to 1600's.   The lines will go like this- Samuel Getchell-

Joseph Getchell of Wells- Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick along with any new updates and comments made for this blog.     If you wish to email me. Please do at  Hope you enjoy the blog.  Also Please Join Me on Facebook with The Getchells Genealogy Group  is where you will find us, hope to see you there also. 

In Memory of Sylvia Fitts Getchell B. July 3, 1925-Nov. 17 2012  Wife of Leonard Getchell. It was my honor to have known you and speak with you about the Getchells line, you will be missed.   Hope to continue some of your work.!.

I wish to thank all of you who spent time sending emails etc to me on the lines of the Getchells.  I hope these blogs explain the history and most important the marriages and where they are buried in Maine.  The Getchells are related by marriage to the Bakers, Mckenneys, Nasons, Pearsons, Taylors.

The Getchells spelling is also noted as Gatchell, Gitchell, Gitchel.

I also finally got a hold of copy of Elizabeth Mosher book on Northport Getchells, More on this later.

Lets start with Samuel Getchell

Samuel Getchell b. about 1618. He married a women by the name of Dorcas (last name not known.)

Dorcas died is Salisbury Essex Co. Mass. 12 Jan. 1684 as found in Salisbury Vital Records pg. 567. Also believed to be Native American.  Lineage Unknown.

three children born:  Susanna b. 1641- Priscella b. 26 Feb. 1648  D. 7 Feb . 1726 Boston Mass.

Samuel b. 8 Mar. 1657 Salisbury Mass. D. 7 July 1710 Salisbury Mass.  He married Elizabeth Jones.

Samuel Getchell Sr.'s grave not found.

Samuel b. 8 mar. 1657 who married Elizabeth Jones daught. of Robert Jones and Joanna Osgood. She was born 24 Dec 1662 in Amesbury.  D. 24 May 1735 in Amesbury Mass. (V.R of Amesbury)

Children born:

Hannah b. 30 Jan. 1680 Salisbury Mass. (Pg. 114 Salisbury Births) She married Isaac Colby Dec. 5, 1701 in Amesbury.

Moses b. 15 Mar. 1682 Salisbury.

Elinor b. 3 Oct. 1683 Salisbury.

Elinor b. 2 Nov. 1684 Salisbury.

Dorcas b. 8 May 1685 Salisbury.

Samuel b. 12 Apr. 1687 Salisbury. Married Elizabeth Nason- Nason Lineage.

Mary b. 12 Apr. 1687 Salisbury. Twin to Samuel.

Joseph b. According to records he was born 1689 but no Salisbury records found.

Nathaniel b. 30 Jan. 1697 no Salisbury record found.

John b. 30 Jan. 1697 No Salisbury record found.

Joanna b. 22 May 1699 in Salisbury Mass. (pg. 114& 116 Salisbury Rec.)

Robert b. 13 July 1702 Salisbury Mass.

Moses b. 15 Mar 1682 married Judith


Zerviah b. 30 Dec. 1708 Salisbury Mass. (Sal. V.R.)

Hannah b. 22 Sept. 1710 Salis.

Judith b. 28 Jan. 1718 Salis.

Samuel Getchell b. 12 Apr. 1687 married Elizabeth Nason Daug. of Baker Nason & Elizabeth Hatch. She was born 23 Aug. 1694 in Kittery. York Co. Me. (pg. 23 Kittery V.R's)   They were married 9 Nov. 1714 Berwick York Co. Me.


Samuel b. 1716  Unknown.

John b. 2 May 1725. Unknown

Samuel b. 1716 Unknown. Married Alice Fry (not Abigail Hearl!!!!!)   LDS Record Says Samuel Married Allce Fry 19 Mar. 1736.  Also noted Samuel was in York-York Co. in 1735 intentions found in York in 1736.

Mary b. 12 Apr. 1687 Twin to Samuel. She married John Drisco date unknown at this time, children born is Salisbury Mass.   John Drisco is the son of John Drisco & Sarah Emerson.

Children born in Salisbury: Sarah Drisco -Joseph-Elizabeth-Moses-Judith-Joannah-

Samuel b. 1716 married Alice Fry (pg. 100 Kittery V.R's show int. of Mar. 19, 1736 )  Alice was born Jan. 31, 1713/14 she is the daug. of John Fry & Elizabeth she was born in kittery. (pg. 43 Kittery V.R's)


Dennis b. 1736 married Mary Holmes .   He last will proved Jan. 6, 1792.

James b. 1738 married Hannah Wittum -this line goes to Northport Me. (Waldo Co. More on this later)

Samuel b. 1740 married Ruth Reed  10 oct. 1771 (pg.11 of Marriage Returns of Lincoln Co. Maine. to 1866).

Elithu b. 1742.  D. 6 Sept. 1806 Bowdoinham Sag. Co. Me.  He was a ship builder he help build The Rainbow-

and The Vassalboro .

Nehemiah b. 1744 married Anna Bragg 23 July 1768 in Hallowell Kenn. Co. Me.  He died 19 June 1818 in Winslow Me.

John b. 1745 married Sarah Cloutman 21 Nov. 1766 in Lincoln Co. Me.

Dominicus b. 1746. Married Eunice Lewis 8 July 1776 in Winslow Kenn. Co. Me.

Dennis Getchell b. 1736 Married Mary Holmes. Mary Holmes b. 1742 d. 1835 Albion Me. Marr date 17 Sept. 1760.

(Dennis Getchell also known as Maj. Dennis Getchell)  Dennis was a guide with Samuel Berry on the 1775 trip with Ben. Arnold


Abigail b. 1765

Elithu b. 1761 prob. Abagaduseet (now Bowdoinham)

Edmund b. 1762 Married Abigail Savage.

Remington b. 1767 Married Thankful Purington. (Graves not Found)

Dennis b. 8 Feb 1771. Married Rhoda Crosby

Margaret b. 1772 Married Jesse Balkam

Anstrus b. 1773

Lydia b. 1775.  D. 11 Sept. 1855  So. Bristonl (Boswell Corners) Ontario N.Y.   Married Joseph Boswell

David b. 1768. Married Phebe Bragg.

Samuel b. 1770  If Samuel is Dennis's  son he is not mentioned in his will along with the other children. (copy of Sylivia Fitts Getchell -(A Genealogy of the Family of Samuel (1)Gatchell (Getchell). Married Olive Pierce.

Fannie Getchell b. 1777  D. 24 Apr. 1851 Married James Flagg.

Mary Getchell b. 1780 Married Charles Hayden Jr. Buried Kenn. Co. Maine.

James b. 1738 Married Hannah Wittum. Hannah Wittum daug. of John Wittum & Lydia Ramsdell.

She was b. 31 oct. 1739 in the town of York-York Co. Me. (York V.R.s)  (This would be the Northport Waldo Co. Me. Line.)  Hannah Wittum Getchell  I believe  Died May 19 1814. Pg. 499 Wiscasset V.R. states :  Mrs. _____Getchell Widow of the late Mr. _______Getchell D. May 19 1814.  I think this is Hannah Wittum Getchell.  No grave found.


John Getchell Jr. b. 8 Dec 1766  died in Wiscasset.

Pelitiah b. 1767  Pg. 133 of Northport Vital records 1800 Census I find Pelitaih (note the spelling on this line is also Gitchell)   His father James is also alive and in the 1800 Census. But not after 1800. 

William b. ?  married Anna  no children found.

According to Embden Town of Yore  Dr. Edward Savage acquired John Getchell lot on Seven Mile Brook, Pg. 101.

Pg. 2 States "John Getchell Jr. who returned to Wiscasset in 1793, this property was 50 rods wide and one mile long,North and South from the brook."

This John b. 8 Dec. 1766 marries Keziah Mckenney, then Nancy Bailey.- ok his grave is in Wiscassett, with Marcy Getchell who's dates if there are correct belong to Marcy Dickerson , now Marcy Dickerson was surpose to marry John Getchell Nason.  He is son of Abraham Nason & Anna Hearl (errils) .John Getchell Nason married Marcy Dickerson  7 Nov. 1794.  John Getchell Nason b. Oct. 19 1770.  If this is the wife of John Getchell Nason Wiscassett Vital Records reads as follows:  Mrs. Marcy Getchell d. Jan. 16 1861 but does not state who she is wife of.    Headstone reading states she is wife of John Getchell.    Mercy Dickerson is the Daug. of Abjah Dickerson & Hannah. 

My question is where is John Getchell Nason buried?

Samuel b. 1740 Marries Ruth Reed 10 Oct. 1771 Lincoln Co. Marrage Rec states there were both of Vassalboro.


Nehemiah b. 1772 married Appia Thompson 10 oct 1809 in Anson Somerset Co. Me.

Samuel b. 1773 married Abigail Howes 3 Aug. 1806 in North Anson Me.

Nathaniel b. 1775 married Rhoda Dawes 25 Dec. 1800 Anson Me.

Benjamin b. 1783 married Polly Blackden  28 Feb. 1802 Anson.

Mary b. 12 Jan. 1792 d. 3 nov. 1868

Isaac b. 1793

Calvin L. b. 1794 D. 7 July 1861.

Ruth b. 1796 married Robert Waite, 1818, & James Savage, (in 1870 Census Ruth Savage is with Husband James, and a Isaac Getchell is Living with them.)  Ruth Savage age 74, in that Census.  Isaac is 77.

Howard H. b. 1802 married Rhoda Albee 23 Dec. 1823 in Anson.

Elithu Getchell b. 1742. D. 1806 Buried Hill Cemt. Bowdoinham Me. Sag. Co. Married Mary (last name unknown)

Mary b. 1738  D. 7 Feb. 1821 Bur. Hill Cemt.

 Mercy Getchell b. 1761    D. 2 Apr. 1829  Bur. Hill Cemt. Bowdoinham Sag. Co. Me. Married name Bunker.

Nehemiah Getchell b. 1744 d. 19 June 1818 married Anna Bragg.


Polly b. 7 Apr. 1774 married Asa Redington.

Susanna b. 7 Sept. 1776 in Vass.

David b. 1 Mar. 1779 married Sally Clark 27 Apr. 1800 in Winslow Me.

Nehemiah b. 12 May 1781

James. b. 20 Nov. 1783

William b. 12 Nov. 1785

Asa b. 16 June 1787

Silas b. 1789  d. 1791.

John Getchell b. 1745  who married Sarah Cloutman 21 Nov. 1766 (This is the Getchells Corner Line in Vass.)

This line is related to Bennett Woods -some think sarah was married to woods before John.

William son of John in 1803 was owner of the store-(Vass. V.R's pg. 631.)  John and his wife grave has never been found.  John and all of his brothers were all in Vass. in 1771.  His brother Nehemiah was married there and his children were born there.  John and his brother Nehemiah were scouts for Arnold and there names are Arnolds journal.

Children of John and Sarah:

William b. 1770

John b. 1777

Abiel b. 8 May 1779  D. 3 Dec. 1855 Vass.  Married Letitia Harward.

Henry b.

Sarah b.

Susan b.

Gen. 6.

Dominicus Getchell b. 1746 marries Eunice Lewis

Note:1790 Census puts him in Vassalboro also Vital Records says int was to marry Anna Drawes or Dawes Apr.10 1785.  When did Eunice die?

Children born (no Vital Records on Children yet)

Elias Getchell b. 1778 marries Eliza Tripp in 1805

John Getchell b. 30 July 1783 dies 13 Mar. 1868 in Pittsfield Maine. Cem. Record.

Elder William Getchell b. 6 Dec. 1793 Died 30 Oct. 1867. Married Mary Leavitt.

Dominicus Getchell (Jr. ) b. 1799 marries Abigail Burns 20 Nov. 1826 in Embden Somerset Me. (Embden V.R's) His first marriage to Hannah Baker was in 23 May 1819.  Hannah Baker b. 1795  D. 30 Dec. 1882.

These children are listed here because Dominicus was in Pittsfield Me.

Nehemiah Getchell b. 1772 married Apphia Thompson


William R. Getchell b. May 1810  marries Mary Thompson in 1831 

William R. Died 14 Oct. 1839. ( Cemt. Record)

Howard H. Getchell b. 1802 marries Rhoda Albee 23 Dec. 1823 in Anson. (Anson V.R's )

Children :

Edwin S. Getchell b. 1829 he married Mary Ellen Smith 1 Jan. 1851


Edwin C. Getchell b. 3 Oct. 1851 in Lawrence Essex Mass. Married Flora B. Walker 18 Aug. 1880 in Anson Me. (V.R's)

Charles A. Getchell b. 1857  marries Clara A. Walker  Charles Died 1918.


Maud M. Getchell .

Elias Getchell marries Eliza Tripp 1805  Eliza Tripp Getchell d.1890 Canada Married second time to William Betts.


Hirim 1808 - 22 Dec. 1860  Marries Charlotte Smith both buried Skowhegan Maine.

Louisa Elizabeth  Feb 2 1812 Married Amoas Taylor Hall.

Burnis 31 Jan 1813-1896 Married Betsey Taylor, daugt. of Joseph Taylor & Abigail of Starks Maine.

Isabella 1817-29 Jan. 1900  Married William Taylor son of Joseph Taylor & Abigail. (this Taylor line comes from Mass)

Pelitaih Getchell marries Mary Delano Walker 23 Jan. 1797 In Woolwich Me.


Samuel b. 5 Nov. 1800 Northport.

Thomas b. 29 Nov. 1802 Northport

Andrew W. b. 9 Mar. 1803 Northport.

Walker b. 24 Feb. 1807 Monteville. Me.  D. 18 Sept. 1866 Chico. ILL.

Solomon b. 16 Feb. 1809

Benjamin F. b. Jan. 14, 1811

John W. b. 15 July 1813

Mary Ann Getchell b. Montville Me.Sept. 26, 1814 (pg. 50 Montville v.r.;s ) Married Edmund Harriman Nov. 12 1838.

Children-Unknown - Buried- Unknown.

George Getchell b. Monteville Me. July 9, 1821.

Samuel b. 5 Nov. 1800 Married Sarah Barlett 13 Apr. 1826 Montville Me.


Alfred b. 4 Feb. 1828 Montville.  D. 14 Aug. 1902  Camel Me.

Sarah b. 15 Nov. 1833  D. 15 July 1856 Dixmont Penb. Co. Me.

Benjamin F. b. 19 Sept. 1835  D. 26 Jan. 1896

Levi B.  b. 1836 Dixmont Me.

Samuel  b. 1840

Pg. 7 Northport V.R I find the Family of Thomas Gitchell & Sarah:

Thomas Gitchell husbandman b. Nov. 29, 1802 D. Apr. 15, 1847

Sarah wife.


Sally A. b. Mar. 5, 1826 married Eleazer Hawes 24 Mar. 1846.

Lois A. b. Sept. 10, 1828 married Thomas J. Drinkwater Apr. 1848 both of Northport

Thomas A. (E) b. Feb. 11, 1830 pg. 80 Capt. Thomas E. & Lucy A. Alexander Joined in Marriage Sept. 13, 1857 in Nor.

Urania J. b. Mar. 12, 1832 Married Perez Tilson (No Graves found in Northport)

Mary E. b. Dec. 29 1834  Married Edwin Flanders (No graves in Northport)

Emily F. b. Nov. 16, 1836

Charles B. b. Apr. 18, 1838. Pg. 114 Capt. Charles B. & Hattie Chapman int. Dec. 3, 1879 Cert. Issued Dec. 8, 1879.

Andrew W. b. 9 Mar. 1803 Northport. Me. Waldo Co. Married Nancy Barlett


Joseph B.  b. 1824 Montville Me.

Daniel B. b. 17 Mar. 1828

Frances O. b. 1832

Jonathan B.  b. Aug. 1836

Edwin Pelitaih Getchell b. 1840  D. 18 Mar. 1913.

Walker Getchell married Ann Butler Daug. of Thomas Butler & Margaret Rogers

Ann was born 1795  Died. 2 Feb 1873


Margaret Ann b. 23 May 1828  Phippsburg Me.  D. 1 Apr. 1902

Prescott b. 18 Nov. 1830 Phipps. D. Apr. 28 1864 Phipps.

Alvan b. 7 Nov. 1832 D. 1907

Jane Mary b. 5 Apr. 1835 Phipps.

Adelaide b. 16 Nov. 1837 Phipps.

Walker b. 14 Mar. 1841 Phipps  D. 14 July 1889.

Prescott married Rachel Ann Center


Henry F. b. 5 Apr. 1855 Phipps

Addie Jane b. 20 Aug. 1857 Phipps.

Alvena Percy b. 9 Oct. 1859  married Quinnam Knight ( 3 Children)

Walker Jr. married Harriet A. Jewell 6 Feb. 1866.  No Children listed at this time.

Abiel  Getchell married Letitia Harwood June 20, 1802 in Vass.


Goodloe Getchell b. 23 Nov. 1802-1875

Mary Ann b. 3 July 1804

Horatio b. 22 Apr. 1807

Alexander b. 1809

Lucretia b. 1810

Emily b. 1813 Vass. d. 12 Sept. 1831.

Abiel John Getchell b. 1814-27 Nov. 1861

Married Ann Plummer


William b. 1854-13 apr. 1861

Annah b. ?  d. 1849

Hannah Margaret b. 1822-1844

Caroline Augusta b. 1825-1827

Elder William Getchell 6 Dec. 1793 marries Mary Leavitt

Children :

Mary b. 26 July 1820

Solomon L. b. 1821 -23 Oct. 1846 (Grave Found)

Nancy b. 11 Dec. 1822

Nehemiah b. 4 Feb. 1827-15 June 1884

Emily b. 8 Sept. 1830-16 June 1885

Daniel L. b. 5 June 1832-2 Oct. 1867

Warren b. Jan. 1835-3 Sept. 1867.

Dominicus Getchell & Hannah Baker

Children :

Charlotte b. 1823

Jesse B. b. 1827  D. 5 Feb. 1903 San.D. California

Nancy Phobe b. 1 Feb. 1832 - 15 Mar. 1915

Aphia M. b.4 July 1836-15 Dec. 1921

Jesse B. b. 1827 Married Edna Waite


William Benton b. 1864-1944

Frank Van Dyke b. 1874-1887

Bruce Josiah b. 1880- 1932.

Nathaniel Getchell & Rhoda Dawes  Generation 6.


Winslow b. Oct. 10, 1801-13 Dec. 1887

Perrin b. 1802

Amaziah b. 1803 No. Anson- 5 Oct. 1863 Anson Somerset Co. Maine

Sophronia b. 1806

Ezra b. 1808 Aug. 10 - June 10, 1881 Anson

Joel 1809 Embden

Orrinda b. Oct. 1812 -11 Apr. 1880

Lucetta b. 1815 - 1857

Now comes a debate about Ezra Getchell b. 1808. Ernest G. Walker's book states he is the son of Nehemiah Getchell and Rhoda Dawes pg. 380. This Ezra marries Margaret Savage and has one son John Getchell. Walker states that Ezra Died at North Anson. Ezra's grave is in Anson .   Now Simmions Getchell & Cynitha Chase was surpose to have a son by the name of Ezra also with the same dates.   I have found no Ezra in the Brunswick V.R's that he ever existed.  So Simmions Getchell is also buried in Anson. (this would be Capt. John's Line of Brunswick)

Ezra's wife margaret died in Mass. 

Generation 7. 

Winslow Getchell B. Oct. 10, 1801 Married Hannah Gray Which they moved to Minn.

Children born:

Otis Getchell b. ?

Frank Getchell b. ?

John Winslow Getchell b. 1827-1870

Nathaniel Getchell b. 1828-1910

Orinda b. 1831-1895

Sarah b. 1833-1872

Phobe E. b. 1835-1878

Mary E. 1839-1913

Van Ransaler b. 1843-1908

Lucretta A. b. 1846-1875

Everett Oscar b. 1849-1875

John Winslow married Celestia P. Glidden from New York on July 4 1864 

John died in Clinton Lake Sherburne Co. Minnesota.

Nathaniel married Alma M. Wing Mar. 1883


Anne M. 1865-1946

Carrie A.1868-1948

Ernest A.1873-1952

Herbert W. 1879-1943 

Alma M. 1883-1883

Generation 8.

Ernest Getchell b. 1873-1952  married Jenette 


Alma Lucile Getchell b. 1902

Herbert Winslow Getchell b. 1879 married Gertrude.

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Comment by Brian Bouchard on April 6, 2014 at 11:03am

Thanks for starting this blog.  I am beginning to look into a project for the Getchell Cemetery in Brunswick and am interested in connected with descendants of these Getchell/Gatchell families to gauge interest and support.

Comment by T. Getchell on April 9, 2014 at 6:03pm

Your very welcome, are you talking about Capt John's line of Brunswick,?  I have his file also but haven't posted much on this yet, he is brother to my samuel line of Getchells.  Brian let me know how I may help.

Comment by Brian Bouchard on April 9, 2014 at 6:16pm

Yes, Capt. John and related lines. I'm looking for decsendants of everyone buried in this cemetery:

for a possible re-dedication and reunion if there is enough interest.

Comment by Mary Small on April 27, 2014 at 7:38pm

Hi T! (Tawny?) Also my thanks to you for starting this blog. So Samuel IV (my 6th g-grf) married Alice Fry and not Abigail Hearl! I also saw in a publication, "Frye Genealogy--Adrian of Kittery, Maine", there was an Alice Frye listed as born 1/31/1714 and married Samuel Getchell 3/19/1737.

As for Samuel's son Elihu (5th g-grf), I've come up zip on the maiden name of his wife Mary. I've seen Savage mentioned. But it appears this Mary Savage was married to Elihu Getchell who was born 1760--presumably my 5th g-grf's nephew. Any thoughts? 

Comment by T. Getchell on April 29, 2014 at 12:24pm

Do you have any children listed for Elithu and Mary of Bowdinham?   Since you are off this line, I have no children listed for them.   I have not found the last name for Mary I do have death etc. if you need that.  Yes Elithu the nephew married Mary Savage. I didn't know anyone was alive on this line, wow this is a surprise.  Let chat on this line and exchange information.   Would love to know what you have.  I have not check Bowdinham V.R's yet either.   So there may be something there the records go back to 1759 to 1891  I believe.  Good to hear from you.  Please email me.

Comment by Mary Small on April 30, 2014 at 12:37am

Here are some basics to start with:

Elihu and Mary apparently had only one child Mercy (also given as Mary--b. circa 1761) who married Jethro Hatch Jr. circa 1777. They had nine children. Her birth year and marriage year is estimated. Jethro died in 1792. A few years later Mercy married James Bunker. They had three daughters: Elizabeth (b. 1799), Sarah (b. 1800 but died young) and Sarah(2) (b. 1802). Mercy died 02 April 1829. 

From Mercy, here is how my line runs: Mercy Getchell m. Jethro Hatch II-->John Hatch m. Abigail Hatch--> Urania Hatch m. Isaac Small-->Orrin Small m. Eunice Lambert-->Merle Small m. Evelyn Joyce-->John Small m. Jean Kline (my parents)-->Here I am (walla!!!) followed by my kids and grandkids.

Meanwhile I will gladly exchange any information (research work still ongoing) I have on those "Getchells Gone Wild". (((LOL!!!)))

Comment by T. Getchell on April 30, 2014 at 9:21am

Where are you located Mary?   I am in Maine, I am gonna take a look around my cemetery files and see what I find.  I do remember the Hatch Marriage now, but I didn't know that she married twice, I will let you know what I find. Are you looking for any information,?  I will post my finding to the blog, so keep looking for the updates. chat soon. Tawny.

Comment by T. Getchell on April 30, 2014 at 9:47am

Mary, Mercy Getchell- Bunker is buried with her parents in the Hill Cemt. in Sag. Co. She d. Apr. 2, 1829, I had often wondered who she was and if it was Elithus Daug.   I still don't know what Mary's last name was (Elithu Wife)
Do you have any idea?

Comment by Mary Small on August 1, 2014 at 11:05pm

Hi Tawny! So sorry for the delay! Picking up where we left off, I'm located in Peekskill NY. As for the children of Elihu and Mary Getchell, apparently Mercy was their only child. Let me know if you want the list of the children of Mercy and Jethro. Now if we can only find out what Mary's maiden name was. It would be interesting to see what her ancestry was all about. I already started on Alice Frye's ancestry. By the way, which of the immigrant brothers does your line begin--Samuel or John?

Comment by Susana Rabines Avellaneda on January 9, 2015 at 7:58pm
Hi. I am researching my husband's ancestors. Where would I be able to get proof of James Bunker Jr. marrying Mercy Getchell Hatch? Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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