I am trying to document the lineage of Sarah Springer, born 25 April 1767 in Georgetown and wife of Consider Turner (m 1784?) and then of Adam Lemont; she died 28 August 1845 in Bath.
Sarah Springer is said on one online genealogy to have been the daughter of Nathaniel Springer and Sarah Hodgkins. There seems to be considerable confusion about Nathaniel Springer, and I am wondering if there were not at least two and possibly three men of this name in Georgetown at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Reed, History of Bath and Environs (1894), states that Capt. Nathaniel Springer was shot by "friendly fire" in August 1770 when militia at Butlers Cove near Georgetown fired on his vessel, then in pursuit of armed British vessels but supposed by the militia to have been among the British vessel. Joseph Sewall's "History of Bath" in Collections of the Maine Historical Society 2 (1847) gives the date of this event as August 1780. Probate records for Nathaniel Springer, late husband of Sarah, in Probate Records of Lincoln County 1760-1800, 137, note that his widow was approved as administrator of his estate in 25 November 1779 and that the inventory of his estate was dated 22 Feb 1780. Further, the online Georgetown Historical Society genealogy give the dates of Nathaniel Springer who married Sarah Hodgkins as 17 May 1730-20 November 1833. Can anyone help clarify exactly who Sarah Springer's father was?