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 Pugz50@aol.com. 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)
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. Generation V.
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. 1766 prob. Abagaduseet (now Bowdoinham) married Mary Savage daug. of Ed. & Mary Heal.
Edmund b. 1766 Married Abigail Savage. Daug. of Edward Savage & Mary Heal)
Remington b. 1767 Married Thankful Purington. (Graves not Found)
Dennis b. 8 Feb 1771. Married Rhoda Crosby Gen. 6.
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. Samuel D. abt. 1820
Nathaniel b. 1775 married Rhoda Dawes 25 Dec. 1800 Anson Me.
Benjamin b. 1783 married Polly Black 28 Feb. 1802 Anson.
Mary b. 12 Jan. 1792 d. 3 nov. 1868 Married Jacob Savage. She is buried Concord Corners Cemetery, Somerset Co. Me.
Ruth b.June 30, 1790 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.
Sarah Getchell b. June 30 1790 D. Nov. 18, 1829 Illinois. Buried Jaques Cemetery Edwards Co. ILL. Married James Michels.
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 D. 1 Nov. 1873 Married Charlotte Spear. Generation VI.
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 - Sarah Woods daugt. of Bennett Woods Married Hezikiah Cloutman.
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.
Dominicus Getchell b. 1746 marries Eunice Lewis
Note:1790 Census puts him in Vassalboro also Vital Records 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. 1798 D. May 16 1874 76 yrs. 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 )
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
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 D. 1956 married Quinnam Knight ( 3 Children) Bur. Cotten Cemetery Richmond Me, Sag. Co.
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. She is the Daug of Thomas Harwood & Hannah Patten
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
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
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.
Asa Getchell 16 June 1787-1 Nov. 1873 Married Charlotte Spear b. 1799 D. 7 July 1879
1. William Freeman Getchell 30 Mar. 1826-21 Mar. 1908
Married Mahala Frances Harriman on 20 June 1857
b. 1840-d. 1890
Nathaniel Getchell & Rhoda Dawes
Winslow b. Oct. 10, 1801-13 Dec. 1887 Minnasota. (Grave Found threw findagrave!)
Sophronia b. 1806
Ezra b. 1808 Aug. 10 - June 10, 1881 Anson Married Margaret Savage daug. of Charles Savage.
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.
Samuel Getchell & Abigail Howes:
1. Sophia Getchell b. 1812-16 Nov. 1898 Married Jesse Healy
2. Fannie Getchell b. 1812-30 Nov. 1882 Married Dudley Avery.
3. Emily Getchell b. 1815-15 Dec. 1874 Married Albert Taylor
4. Lucinda Getchell b. 1815-1 Jan. 1899 Married Joshua Quint
Interesting note here. This is how this goes
Abigail Howes married James Savage 2nd after Samuel died.
Abigail Howes Getchell Savage d. 1852.
James Savage 2nd. than married Samuel's sister Ruth Getchell Waite (Also known as Houghty Jim Savage, son of Isaac Savage and Deborah Soule Savage.
Ruth Getchell Savage 1791-1873. James and Ruth Getchell married 1853. There found in the 1870 Census she is also living with her brother Isaac Getchell.
Dennis Getchell & Rhoda Crosby Married 1790
1. Sarah Getchell 1790
2. Otis Phinies Getchell b. July 17 1795-Sept 15, 1862 Died in N.Y. Bur: Colden Cemetery Erie Co. N.Y. (findagrave)
Dennis Getchell b. July 20 1805 - 1877
Married Drusilla Harmon b. 1817-1898
Had one son
Wallace Irving Getchell b. 1854-1911
married Isabelle Mae Brown
Dennis Fowler Getchell 1889-1965
Edna M. Getchell 1891-1973.
5. Stephen D. 1811-22 Jan. 1845
6. Ethelinda Crosby Getchell
Winslow Getchell B. Oct. 10, 1801-Dec. 13 1887 in Minns. Married Hannah Gray Which they moved to Minn.
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
Perrin Getchell 1802 in Embden Me.
Gen. 7. Ezra Getchell b. Sept. 1808 D. June 10, 1881 Married Margaret Savage - Daug. of Charles Savage.
They married in Anson 31 May 1826.
Eunice Getchell b. North Anson July 21, 1836 D. Mar. 13, 1914 Chicopee Mass.
Married Henry Leonard. Death Rec states she is the daug. of Ezra Getchell & Margaret .
Buried Oak Grove Cemet. Springfield Hampden Co. Mass.
Headstone says Eunice Getchell Leonard.
Lucinda Getchell b. 1839-1903
John Getchell b.?
Caroline P. Getchell b. 1840-July 17, 1862. Wife of Philip Princely.
she died in Chicopee mass.
John Winslow Getchell 1827.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
Herbert W. 1879-1943
Alma M. 1883-1883
William Freeman Getchell b. 30 Mar. 1826 Married Mahala Harriman
1. Clarence Percy Getchell b.
Ernest Getchell b. 1873-1952 married Jenette
Alma Lucile Getchell b. 1902
Herbert Winslow Getchell b. 1879 married Gertrude.
Clerance Percy Getchell b. 10 Oct. 1876-22 Apr. 1963
Married Linnie Estele Downs on Mar. 31, 1898
1. Ray Arden Getchell b. 10 Dec. 1900 Winslow Kenn. Co. Maine D. Sept. 1972 Portland Me. married Inez Downs Gen. 9.
Richard Warren Getchell 7 Dec. 1923-3 Sept. 1998
Ray Arden Getchell Jr.
Freeman Getchell b. Sept. 27, 1921-Dec. 16, 1979
Martha Getchell Married James Greenlaw
Grace Getchell D. 2013.
Richard Warren Getchell son of Ray and Inez Downs Getchell
b. 7 Dec. 1923-3 Sept. 1998
Married Marjorie Harriet Pearson Daug. of George & Harriet Baker Pearson.
B. Augusta Me.
Eric Warren Getchell June 20 1948- Augusta Kenn. Co. Maine Died Sherman Me.July 2016
Deborah Ann. Getchell b. Mar. 7 1951 Augusta Me.
Tawny L. Getchell Preston.b. Augusta Me. Married Earle C. Preston Gen. 11
Richard R. Preston. Gen. 12.
Eric Warren Getchell June 20 1948-July 2016
The saying of this family is that we have gone home.
This means we believe that we will all see each other again.
My brother has gone home to be with his people and his friends.
Friends like Dave Walker, and family to hold him close until his pain passes.
I know that you have gone home my brother and I will see you again.
I know your pain will pass and so will mine but until then my family and friends will wait for me to come home and be in the place where there is no pain, just memories and love and honor.
So go home my brother be with mother and father, they await your honor to stand beside them.
good bye bubba.
Eric Warren Getchell June 20 1948-July 2016
Married Janice Bye
Eric Warren Getchell Jr.
Married again to Judy Durgin