Joshua b.1802 d 10 Aug 1858 father is James Rollins b. 1774 according to the publication of Rawlins-Rollins and married Emily Yeaton on 17 Mar 1828

I am able to find the marriage record for Joshua Rollins and Emily Yeaton and census to include children.

Emily had a sister Hannah who married Joshua's broth Seth Rollins [New Sharon,Maine]

Why I am unable to locate the birth mother of Joshua Rollins son of James ? ?

I am unable to locate any birth parents of Emily Yeaton with a sister Hannah ? ?


Lineage Joshua6 b1802, James5 b1774, Benjamin4 b1734, John3 b1692, Thomas2 b.1649, James1 b1612

John was married x four a record nightmare Ü lived in Maine

Benjamin removed from New Hampshire to Damariscotta, Maine to New Sharon, Maine. As one of the first settlers received one of the first land grants in New Sharon ,Maine

Son James md Sally Alley, although I can find no record of marriage [There is a divorce record Polly S. Rollins and James Rollins dated Oct 1838]


Any assistance or hints greatly appreciated ~ Kathie




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Regarding the divorce record of Polly S. Rollins and James Rollins, the date in the index was wrong. They married in 1840 and divorced in 1858. Here is the court record (you will have to sign in to or create a FamilySearch account to view it):


If you haven't already, you might look through the probate file of James Rollins for clues:


His eldest son Joshua administered the estate.

Here is Joshua's estate file, which includes his will:


I have attempted to join familysearch.org twice in the past and never receive a confirmation email to complete registration.

I may never find the answer to who were my GGGG Grandmothers Emily Yeaton's parents.

Thank you again for helping

In 1860, "Emily P. Collins," 17, was living in New Sharon in the household of Thomas Yeaton:


Martin Hollick identifies her as Emily Rollins, the niece of Thomas Yeaton:


Joshua and Emily had a daughter Susan E. (called "Emily S." in 1850), born in 1841:



See also:


If this is indeed the same Emily, then her mother Emily (Yeaton) Rollins would seem to be the daughter of John and Temperance (Cathcart) Yeaton of New Sharon:


Susan E Rollins aka Emily S Rollins was my GGG Grandmother Annette F Rollins sister, her legal name was actually Emily Susan and was called by Susa and Suzy as a child, she md Frank Caswell.

I was able to link a Hannah Yeaton to John Yeaton and Temperance Cathcart you mentioned residing in New Sharon. Later I found the children in an old book Emily was not listed there.

I always wondered if she had a different legal name as a child and used Emily later such as Susan did. My grandmother legally was Susan Emily and was always called Emily, I found this name changing to be common back then.

I have copies of the marriage for Joshua Rollins and Emily Yeaton md 17 Mar 1828, indicating place of birth as New Sharon, Me.

I also have Census for 1850-1860-1870 indicated her living as Emily E. Rollins and Annette Frances [My GG Grandmother] is listed with her mother and father all in New Sharon, Me. Emily  did have a sister Hannah who md Seth Rollins- Joshua Rollins brother.

The will of Joshua and his father James was a great find, thank you Chris !



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