Murders at Montville - Chapter 1 - Samuel Dunbar 1800-1853

Murders at Montville - Chapter 1

Samuel Dunbar 1800-1853

 

Dunbar Pedigree

Henry Dunbar 1778-1805 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

Samuel Dunbar 1704-1786 & Mary Hayward 1704-1793

Peter Dunbar 1668-1719 & Sarah Thaxter 1668-1725+

Robert Dunbar 1630-1693 & Rose 1637-1700

 

Bridges Pedigree

Sarah Bridges 1779-1864 & Henry Dunbar 1778-1805

John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1752-

John Bridges 1707-1770 & Elizabeth Provender 1711-1753

Josiah Bridges 1680-1755 & Elizabeth Bragdon 1679-1753

Josiah Bridges 1650-1715 & Ruth Greenslade 1656-1723

Edmund Bridges 1612-1684 & Elizabeth Manwaring 1620-1664

 

Samuel Dunbar[1] was probably born in the spring of 1800, in Warren, Maine. He was the oldest son of Henry Kingman Dunbar[2] and Sarah “Sally” Bridges[3], who were married in Thomaston, Maine on May 2, 1799. Other sources cite the wedding date as May 26, 1800 in Thomaston.

 

Henry Kingman Dunbar and Sarah Bridges had three more sons: John Bridges Dunbar[4], Simeon Dunbar[5] and Henry Kingman Dunbar (Jr.)[6].

 

John B. Dunbar married on December 2, 1824 in St. George, Maine to Elizabeth "Eliza" Kinney[7] and they had four children born there: Sarah Jane Dunbar[8], Mary E. Dunbar[9], John H. Dunbar[10] and William V. Dunbar[11].

 

Simeon Dunbar (Sr.) married Jane Creighton[12] on October 5, 1824 and they had 4 daughters and 2 sons: Mary Jane Dunbar[13], Simeon Dunbar, Jr.[14], George V. Dunbar[15], Elizabeth Dunbar[16], died age 4; Ellen A. Dunbar[17], died the day before her 15th birthday and another Elizabeth A. Dunbar[18].

 

Simeon Dunbar, Sr. was a caulker[19] until he was disabled, then a watchman in Mr. O’Brien’s[20] shipyard in Thomaston. In 1880, Simeon Dunbar is 77 years old and still working as a self-employed, Wheelwright[21].

 

The daughter of Simeon and Jane Dunbar, Mary J. Dunbar, married Henry T. Rivers[22] on August 20, 1851 in Thomaston. Mary J. (Dunbar) Rivers died at age 31. Henry T. Rivers would later be employed as a clerk in the Treasury Department, in Washington, D.C., where he died at age 49.

 

Simeon Dunbar’s sons, Simeon, Jr. and George were both mariners. George Dunbar never married and “fell from aloft and drowned 1870.”

 

Simeon Dunbar, Jr. married Albina B. Weeks[23] on August 18, 1854 in Thomaston. Simeon Dunbar and Albina Weeks had no children and lived together in Orono, Maine in 1860. She is also known as Elvina B. Weeks.

 

Simeon and Albina B. Dunbar soon divorced, she married Charles F. Libby[24] on November 29, 1862. In 1880 Simeon Dunbar, Jr. is 50, a Sailor, Single and lives with his parents, Simeon and Jane Dunbar, in Thomaston.

 

Albino [sic] B. Libby died in Newport, Maine at 59 of a Cerebral Hemorrhage. Probably a blessing that she had no children, considering her cause of death at a young age and the family legacy of her first husband.

 

The youngest child of Simeon Dunbar and Jane Creighton, the second daughter, named Elizabeth Dunbar, married Rufus Eaton Burrows[25] in June 1860 or 1868. Rufus and Elizabeth A. Burrows had a daughter, Mary Emma Burrows[26] , the only grandchild of Simeon Dunbar and Jane Creighton. Mary E. Burrows married Davis B. Stover[27] on December 24, 1889 in Portland.

 

Elizabeth “Lizzie” A. (Dunbar) Burrows died at the age of 42. Her widower, Rufus E. Burrows, married 2 more times and lived to age 80.

 

Henry Kingman Dunbar, Jr. married Phebe G. Cottrell[28] on November 22, 1827 and they had 7 children, including son, Henry Kingman Dunbar III[29], with whom his cousin, Lunette Vose (Chapter 8), would live in 1870.

         

Henry Kingman Dunbar, the elder patriarch, was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Daniel Dunbar[30] and Abigail Kingman[31]. On May 2, 1771 in Bridgewater, Daniel Dunbar 22, married Abigail Kingman 21 and they had six children born in Massachusetts, before they moved the entire family and their teenaged servant, Nancy, to the District of Maine[32].

 

The Dunbars settled in Warren, where Daniel had purchased two lots, consisting of 10 acres, from Boice Cooper[33], in May 1784. Cooper was one of the earliest settlers in Warren, arriving with his parents, in about 1740.

 

 “A History of the Towns of Bristol and Bremen in the State of Maine, Including the Pemaquid Settlement”, by John Johnson:

 

“____________ Cooper[34], with his family and servants, came to Pemaquid some time before 1740. He came from Ireland in a brig of his own, with a numerous train of dependents, bound to him, for a certain number of years, to pay for their passage over. He resided first at Portsmouth and afterwards at Pemaquid, coasting in his own vessel, his wife and family sometimes making their home on board. He afterwards moved to Broad Bay, where he died.

 

Boice (or Boyce) Cooper, son of the preceding, came with his father to Pemaquid, when a mere lad. He was a humorous, eccentric character; a genuine son of the Emerald Isle, fearless and reckless, passionate and profane, but generous and hospitable, prodigal of his money, his time and convivial hilarity.

 

It is related, that when the family lived at Pemaquid and the vessel they came in, was found to need repairs, they hauled her up there for the purpose and the father went to Boston to procure workmen. During his absence, some of the people, influenced by motives of mischief or profit, persuaded Boice that it would be better to build a new one, with the iron of the old. He seized upon the idea at once, set the brig on fire and on the old gentleman’s return, nothing remained but the ashes.

 

Being an only child, he inherited the property of his father and continued to reside on his father’s place at Broad Bay, until the coming of the German settlers there, with whom he never could agree. His habits, temper and recklessness, brought him in perpetual collision with them, their fists being more than a match for his tongue, especially as the latter was not understood.

 

Disgusted with the Dutchmen, he removed from Broad Bay to the present town of Warren, having exchanged his lots in the former, for others in the latter place. After the death of his father, he made a voyage to Ireland and disposed of considerable property that fell to him, bringing with him, on his return, several men and women, who had engaged to work for him seven years in payment for their passage.

 

Not long after his removal from Broad Bay, going with another man (Reuben Pitcher) some distance down the river St. George, for the purpose of gathering rockweed for manure, they were both captured by a company of Indians and taken to Canada. Cooper, in his captivity, maintained his usual cheerfulness and more than his usual good humor, which greatly pleased his captors and secured for him good treatment.

 

While in prison in Canada, a fellow prisoner, like himself a native of Ireland, died, bequeathing to him a violin, on which instrument he was a skillful player. He made such excellent use of the instrument, that he received much attention from the governor and others, until an exchange of prisoners took place and he was set at liberty.

 

He died in 1795, aged 75. He married, 1st, Katherine Kellyhorn and 2nd Lydia North. He left several (2) daughters, but no sons and the name is not perpetuated.” His only son, Boice Cooper, Jr., had predeceased him.

           

From “The Germans in Maine (Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine)”,    Copied from the Sprague's Journal page 140 to 146 Vol #5 

http://files.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/waldoboro/settlers/german/...

 

“It seems that they were not on good terms with their Scotch and

Irish neighbors, a fact due largely to the influence of a Scotchman, (William) Burns and an Irishman, Boice Cooper, both practical jokers and boisterous characters. These two had, on every opportunity, stirred their kinsmen against the Germans of '40 (1740) and veritably terrorized them. But when the Germans of '42 (1742) came upon the scene, the tables were turned; fists were freely used and subsequently the worsted mischief makers moved to the more congenial environment of the St. George.”

 

From the Portland Press Herald Newspaper on Saturday, February 17, 1951, reporting in Warren, that 35 antique quilts were exhibited, “among which was one known to be over 150 years old and made of imported materials. The oldest quilt came down through the Robert Montgomery[35] (husband of Elizabeth Cooper[36], daughter of Boice and Katherine Cooper) family and belonged originally to Lydia North Cooper, second wife of Boice Cooper, one of Warren's first residents after settlement, in 1738.”

 

After his land purchase from Boice Cooper in 1784, Daniel Dunbar is recorded as being a resident of Warren during the first US Census in 1790.

 

The children of Daniel Dunbar and Abigail Kingman that were born in Bridgewater: Asa Dunbar[37], who married Jane Butler[38]; Henry K. Dunbar, who married Sarah Bridges; Anna Dunbar[39], who married Thomas Nye[40];  Vesta Dunbar[41] married John White of Boston on May 7, 1797 and moved there; Abigail Dunbar[42], who married Simon Fuller[43] and Phebe Dunbar [44], who in 1811, married Peter Fuller[45], not directly related to Simon Fuller. 

         

After Daniel and Abigail Dunbar moved to Warren, they had two more children: Daniel Dunbar[46], a sailor, who died at Sea, age 23; youngest child, Belinda Dunbar [47], who married Captain Ebenezer Jordan[48] on July 26, 1806. 

 

Daniel Dunbar, the elder, born in Bridgewater, was the 3rd child of Samuel Dunbar[49] and his 2nd wife, Mary Hayward[50]. Daniel was the 8th of a total of 14 children, born to Samuel Dunbar, grandfather to Chapter 1.

 

Asa Dunbar[51], Daniel’s older brother, married Mary Jones[52] on October 22, 1772 in Salem, Massachusetts. Asa and Mary Dunbar moved to Keene, New Hampshire, where he died at age 42. Asa and Mary Dunbar’s youngest child, Cynthia Dunbar[53], was born 3 weeks after Asa’s death. Cynthia Dunbar married John Thoreau[54] in about 1812, producing four children, the most notable being their son, Henry David Thoreau[55], author of "Walden", "Civil Disobedience" and "Maine Woods" available here:

 

http://www.thoreau-online.org/the-maine-woods.html

 

Abigail Kingman was born in Bridgewater, the daughter of Lieutenant Henry Kingman[56] and his second wife, Abigail Copeland[57]. Henry Kingman and Abigail Copeland were married on March 15, 1743 in Bridgewater and   were the parents of nine children, all born there.

 

When he was 27, Daniel Dunbar served his country in the first battle of the Revolutionary War at the Lexington Alarm on April 19, 1775. He was a corporal with Captain Nathan Mitchell's[58] Minutemen. Daniel was promoted to the rank of sergeant with John Porter's company under commander, Paul Dudley Sargent's[59] Massachusetts Regiment, during the Siege of Boston. 

 

The siege ending only when General Henry Knox[60] brought Fort Ticonderoga's[61], captured heavy artillery, to Dorchester Heights in January of 1776. Now, with the cannons pointed at Boston, the British, who were commanded by General William Howe[62], abandoned their garrison and sailed to Nova Scotia on March 17, 1776. 

 

Traveling with the Dunbar family to Warren in 1783, was a 13-year-old Mulatto, servant girl, named Nancy. It is unclear if she had been a slave, but in 1785, slaves in Massachusetts were declared free under the Constitution.  So, it is presumed that Nancy chose to go with the Dunbars to Maine, which was still considered a part of Massachusetts at the time. 

 

Nancy was one of only 13 persons of color, recorded in Warren for the first Census in 1790, none being slaves. In the 1800 Census, Nancy was still with the Dunbar family. She was alternately known as "Black Nancy" and Nancy Davis[63], maybe having married a man named Sall Davis, another member of the colored community, recorded as living in Warren in 1820. 

 

For more information about the African-American community of Peterborough (named for Amos Peters), in Warren, please use these links:

 

https://hhrcmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/A-Sufficient-Numbe...

 

https://freepressonline.com/Content/Features/Andy-O-Brien-Historica...

 

Nancy Davis lived to the venerable age of 90. She was cared for, in her later years by Captain Niven Crawford[64] and his wife Jane.  Nancy Davis lived with the family of Job[65] and Lucy Caswell shortly before her death in 1862.

 

When Daniel Dunbar's oldest sons, Asa and Henry married, he granted them each a portion of his farm in Warren. Asa married in 1794 and Henry in 1799. His third son, Daniel, was a sailor, out of the port town of Belfast, Maine and did not marry. Asa Dunbar and his son, James C. Dunbar (Daniel’s grandson) would inherit the farm after the elder Daniel’s death.  

 

The elder Daniel and his son, Asa Dunbar owned a share in the 94-ton sloop "Polly" built in 1793 and the 106-ton schooner "Bridgewater" which launched in 1798, both out of Belfast. Perhaps, it was aboard one of these vessels, that the younger Daniel Dunbar sailed?

 

Daniel Dunbar, the elder, was a carpenter by trade, had a hand in the construction of several wharves, mills and other structures in the vicinity of Warren. He also became a skillful and thriving farmer. One of his first works there, was the erection of a building for a dwellinghouse and store, on the eastern side of the Saint George River above the Smelt Creek, near the head of the tide waters. This was the first framed house in that area, standing partly over the water and belonged to Capt. Rufus Crane[66], a Revolutionary War Soldier and a descendant of Pilgrim John Alden[67].

 

Up until the late 1780's, houses were mostly one-story cabins, assembled from nearby pine, debarked logs, cut and chinked, with mud packed in between the gaps. The structure was two rooms with a field stone fireplace centrally located in the kitchen area. A separate bedroom was at the back of the building, with a solid wall between. 

 

This type of dwelling was initially constructed by Daniel Dunbar upon his arrival to Warren, beginning in May of 1784. Summer is sometimes just a passing thought in the coastal regions of northern Maine. If it were not for the assistance of his entire family and a few kindly neighbors, in his home building enterprise, having a suitable shelter ready before the upcoming harsh, New England, winter may not have been feasible. 

 

There were no barns to speak of yet, only rudimentary structures would resemble a lean-to, made of twisted and knotted logs, unfit for home building. Before the construction of the sawmill in Warren in 1785 and the welcome arrival of housewrights like Daniel Dunbar, most settlements were merely an assemblage of low, log cabins, devoid of creature comforts. 

 

Early travel was via the many waterways in Maine and the St. George River was the local highway from the inland villages to the sea. Early roads followed Indian paths along the banks of rivers and streams, making them a little wider and deeper. Companies were formed in order to improve the worst stretches of road and tolls were collected to pay for maintenance.

 

Meandering ruts in the mud, between the stumps of trees already cut and removed, designated what masqueraded as a road in Warren. The ever- deepening ruts followed a meandering path, all within site of the St. George River. For considerable distances, the road was frequently breached, by the marshlands, bordering the stream inlets, at each of their lowest elevations. 

 

The elevation of the land, rises and falls as it crosses the more than a dozen tributaries, feeding into the fast-moving St. George River. Dry passage through these swamps and bogs were once known only to the Penobscot Indians. Today, that once narrow path, on the eastern side of the river, is an asphalt highway, spanning the waterways with bridges and still following the river, along modern-day Route 131, Oyster River Road.

 

“On the 8th of September, 1785 the road on the eastern side of the river was approved and became the first highway legally established in town. But that on the western side, delayed for an alteration, was not accepted till 1803”[68]. It is now ‘Atlantic Highway’, US Hwy 1, Maine.

 

Beginning in the early spring of 1785, with help from his teenage sons Asa and Henry, Daniel Dunbar cleared the remainder of viable trees from his lots for pastureland. He would continue to harvest wood for the three farmhouses, with adjacent barns, that he eventually built for himself and his sons. The nearly two acres of cat-tailed swamp, near the St. George River, almost impossible to farm, were left to the native plants and wildlife.   

 

“Bears and wolves were very destructive to sheep and young cattle. Fifteen or twenty sheep, when they happened to be left out of their pen, were sometimes destroyed by wolves in a single night. Barns and hovels were sometimes broken into in order to get at them. Mr. (Daniel) Dunbar’s barn being at a distance, he made a pen for his sheep back of his house, directly under his window. But this did not deter the marauders, who broke or leaped the fence, scattered the sheep and killed several.”[69]

 

“Agriculture had made but small progress during the war. The interruption of business and unpropitious seasons had prevented the accumulation of capital; and there was a great want of farming tools. Col. Starrett[70] and Mr. Pebbles[71] possessed the only two carts at this time in town, although Capt. McIntyre[72] and probably Mr. Boggs had previously had such a vehicle.”

 

“Mr. (Daniel) Dunbar now brought a third, which was sought for by neighbors near and remote, even as far as Mr. Boggs’s and yielded considerable income. This was occasionally rigged with a long tongue and shafts for carrying lumber and was the first machine in the place on which it could be carried free from the ground.[73]

 

Henry Kingman Dunbar, Sr. likely met Sarah "Sally" Bridges at the First Baptist Church, where her parents John Bridges[74], a deacon and Sarah Eastman[75], were among the earliest settlers in Thomaston. John Bridges and Sarah Eastman, both of St. George’s, Maine were married on January 6, 1774 and had 7 daughters and 4 sons, of which Sally was their 3rd child. 

 

John Bridges was born in York, Maine, the son of John Bridges[76] and Elizabeth Provender[77], who were married there on June 12, 1731.  He was the second son that his parents named John Bridges. John Bridges[78], the first son, was born and died in York at the age of twelve.

 

The immigrant ancestor of John Bridges, Edmund Bridges[79] was born in London and died in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Edmund’s grandson, Josiah Bridges[80], was born in Topsfield or Boxford, Massachusetts, the son of Josiah Bridges[81]. Josiah Bridges, the younger, removed to York, then married Elizabeth Bragdon[82] there in 1702 and they had eight children. Use this link for more family information on Josiah Bridges and Elizabeth Bragdon.

 

http://www.familycentral.net/index/family.cfm?ref1=15888:2089&r...

The Will of Josiah Bridges

I Josiah Bridges of York in the County of York, Weaver being aged & infirm, and not knowing the Day of my Death Do make this my last Will & Testament, as to my Worldly Goods

 

First, I give & bequeath unto my well-beloved Wife Elizabeth all my moveables except Money at Interest forever as also one third part of the Use & Improvement of all my Money at Interest during her natural Life. Also I give to my Grand Daughter Ruth Hambleton five Shillings lawful Money, Also I give to my four Sons Josiah, John, Edmund & Daniel, the other Two thirds of my Money at Interest to be equally divided amongst them after my Decease, and ye other one third before mentioned to be equally divided among them after their Mother's Decease and if what I have given my Said Wife Should be insufficient for the comfortable Support of my Said Wife, then my Will is that my said four Sons Should do each an equal Proportion towards her Maintenance not doubting but that they will be kind & dutiful to her And I believe that they will be blessed in their persons & Posterity as a reward for the Same.

 

Lastly, I do constitute my trusty & well-beloved Son John Bridges the Sole Executor of this my last Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the tenth Day of January in the twenty sixth year of His Majesty Reign & in ye Year of our Lord 1753.

 

Signed, Sealed, published pro-
   nounced & declared by the
   Said Josiah Bridges as his last
   Will & Testament in presence
   of us Witnesses
   Ichabod + Willom
           his mark
   Thomas Cook Daniel Johnston

Josiah X Bridges (Seal)
      his mark

   Probated 6 Jan. 1755.

 

Elizabeth Bragdon was a descendant of immigrant ancestor Arthur Bragdon[83], who had settled in York before 1636. Arthur was a citizen of prominence, having large grants of land on the south side of the York River.

 

Sally Bridges’ mother, Sarah Eastman was born in Sandown, New Hampshire, the daughter of David Eastman[84] and Susannah Flanders[85], who were married on August 17, 1742.  Sarah Eastman is also known as Sarah Easman [sic], daughter of David Easman and Susana on one birth record.

 

Regarding David Eastman and Susannah Flanders: “His wife’s name was Susan of Dutch origin. She was a woman of superior strength and at all the (house) raisings and gatherings in all those days they had wrestling bouts and she would always throw the last man. She could pick up a cask of cider and drink from the bung. She could butcher a 400-lb hog and hang him up without aid from anyone. She drove six English officers from her house because they were saucy to her.” See page 118 of “History of the Eastman family of America”, available here, at the Library of Congress:

 

https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01inrixg/historygenealog... 

 

David Eastman’s immigrant ancestor, Roger Eastman[86], arrived in Salisbury[87], Massachusetts on the ship "Confidence" in April of 1638. David Eastman soon married Sarah Smith[88] (or Rogers) in 1639.  

 

Sarah Eastman's mother, Susannah Flanders was the daughter of Lieutenant John Flanders[89] and Sarah Prince[90], who were married on February 12, 1715 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Lieutenant John Flanders was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, the son of Corp. John Flanders, Sr.[91] and Elizabeth Sargent[92]. The immigrant ancestor, Stephen Flanders[93] came from England to Salisbury in 1646.

 

John Bridges and Sarah Eastman, both residents of Saint Georges, Maine were married in Thomaston by David Fales[94], Esquire. Their first child, Betsy Bridges[95] was born about a year later. Ten more children would follow in the next 22 years in Thomaston. 

 

John Bridges was the fifth pastor of the First Baptist Church in Thomaston, the first established Christian Church in Old Thomaston. The church was well attended by the people of not only Thomaston, but the surrounding towns of Warren, Union, Camden, Waldoboro, Cushing, Friendship, Nobleboro, Newcastle, Jefferson and Vinalhaven, Maine.

 

Sally (Bridges) Dunbar's mother, Sarah Eastman, for whom she is named, still has four young children to care for in Thomaston in 1800.  Ruth Bridges[96], Rebecca Bridges[97], Kingsbury Bridges[98] and Mary Bridges[99].

 

Mary Bridges (Aunt of Samuel Dunbar) married William Singer[100] on August 22, 1818 in Thomaston and would have a home built in 1822, at 91 Main Street, which stands to this day. It is now the "Haynes Galleries of Fine Art". At that house, in 1880, William and Mary Singer have their great-niece, Hellen Mariah Rowell (Chapter 5) living with them.

 

Samuel Sprague Singer[101], the son of William and Mary Singer, had acquired a plot of land in Warren, that stretched between the St. George and Oyster Rivers. From the eastern side of his land, at the Oyster River, Samuel could see Thomaston. The map, which appears at this link, shows “S. Singer” having property in 1851, three lots away from “A & J.C. Dunbar”.

 

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/OL/1313/

 

John and Sarah Bridges other children: Isaac Bridges[102], who married Linnity Stoddard[103] and moved to Canada; John Bridges[104] married Priscilla Esrkine[105] and they moved to Illinois; Joseph Bridges[106] married Susanna Norton[107]; Kingsbury Bridges wed Sarah Matthews[108] and moved to Ohio.

 

John and Sarah Bridges’ oldest child, Betsey Bridges married Reuben Higgins[109]; Hannah J. Bridges[110] married James Napoleon Ridley[111] and Susan “Suky” Bridges[112] married Ichabod Colson. The Ridleys and Colsons, both moved to Massachusetts. Ruth C. Bridges married Nathaniel Capen[113] in Boston, Massachusetts and Rebecca Bridges married Jesse Sleeper[114].

 

Asa Dunbar, Samuel Dunbar’s uncle and Henry’s older brother, is the nearest neighbor. In 1800, Asa and his wife “Jinny” are already the parents of two young children and she is pregnant with the third. 

 

Asa and Jinny Dunbar would have nine children before 1813:  Jesse C. Dunbar[115], Cornelius Butler Dunbar[116], Richard W. Dunbar[117], Love Parody Dunbar[118], James C. Dunbar[119], Sarah “Sally” Butler Dunbar[120], Abigail Kingman Dunbar[121], Vesta Jane Dunbar[122] and Olive Ann Dunbar[123].

 

“On Sunday, Aug. 26, 1804, two boys, Cornelius Butler, son of Asa Dunbar and George Moriston, residing at the time with J. Carven and belonging to a highland Scotch family, of which there were several living in one of Knox's houses in Thomaston, went with two others to the river and put out into the stream on a raft which they constructed. In returning to the shore, the raft parted and they were both drowned. Their companions escaped to tell the sorrowful news and the body of one was soon found, the other on the Wednesday following, having then risen to the surface.”[124]

 

Cornelius Butler Dunbar was just six years old when he drowned in the St. George River. He left his parents Asa and Jane Dunbar, grandparents Henry and Abigail Dunbar, seven brothers and sisters, all in Warren.

 

Henry Kingman Dunbar died in Warren at the age of 31, possibly during a Canker-Rash[125] outbreak that occurred in 1805, but there is no death certificate available for confirmation. Henry K. Dunbar left his wife Sally (Bridges) Dunbar and four young sons, aged 9 months to 5 years, Samuel, John, Simeon and his namesake, Henry Kingman Dunbar, Jr.

 

Sally Dunbar would remain a widow until May 9, 1812, when she married a recent widower, Ebenezer Vose, Sr.[126] in Thomaston. Ebenezer Vose was first married to Nancy Lermond[127] on January 14, 1802 in Thomaston and they had five children: Marcus Vose[128] (father of Marcus Aurelius Vose - Chapter 6), Arethusa Vose[129], Alexander Vose[130], the youngest children were twins, Ebenezer Vose, Jr.[131] and Edwin H. Vose[132].

 

Nancy Lermond was the daughter of Alexander Lermond II[133] and his first wife, Elizabeth Percy[134], who were married in Boston, Massachusetts (or Warren) on October 25, 1770. They had ten children together, before her death at age 44. Alexander Lermond II, next married Elizabeth Melzar[135] in about 1796 and they had nine children together. Alexander Lermond II had fathered nineteen children between 1771 and 1814!

 

Regarding Alexander Lermond II: “In 1817, on his retirement from office, it was voted unanimously “that thanks of the town be presented to Mr. Alexander Lermond, for his long and faithful services in the office of town clerk for 38 years past. For these services, Mr. Lermond’s compensation, we believe, never exceeded $5 a year. He was of amiable disposition, possessed a taste and voice for music, was long a chorister in the 1st Congregational Church and from native mechanical ingenuity, without any apprenticeship, became a good framer, house and ship joiner and was much employed in the construction of all domestic utensils; of which an occasional spinning jenny[136], clock-reel[137] or other specimen, still remains. Prosperous in the earlier part of his life, in the later, he met with many reverses; losing his portion of three vessels in the course of as many months and suffering many domestic afflictions. He died in 1826.”

 

Nancy (Lermond) Vose died at the age of 30, probably never having recovered from the birth of her twin sons, Ebenezer, Jr. and Edwin H. Vose, the year before. Nancy Vose is probably buried in Halldale Cemetery in Montville, Maine, although no stone marks her grave there.

 

Sally Bridges and Ebenezer Vose, Jr. would have five children: George W. Vose[138], Nancy Lermond Vose[139], Hannah C. Vose[140] (mother of George Wilson Rowell - Chapter 3, Hellen Mariah Rowell - Chapter 5 and Edward L. Rowell - Chapter 7), William Henry Vose[141] (father of Lunette Vose - Chapter 8 and Alwilda Vose Calderwood - Chapter 9) and Alice Vose[142].

 

Samuel Dunbar 23 and Mary Howard 22, were married in Warren on June 1, 1823.  Samuel, a "Blacksmith" by trade and wife, Mary Dunbar removed to nearby Hope, Maine. Their two sons were born in Hope: Henry Kingman Dunbar[143] (Chapter 2) and Thomas Howard Dunbar[144].

 

There are no Census records in Maine or Massachusetts for Samuel Dunbar in 1830 or 1840. It is unknown of the family’s whereabouts then.

 

Mary C. Dunbar, born in 1801, appears alone in the 1850 Census in Warren. In 1850, her husband, Samuel Dunbar is now living in Boston, Massachusetts. That same year, Samuel’s oldest son, Henry K. Dunbar, has a residence about 100 miles away, in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

         

Thomas Howard Dunbar, the younger son of Samuel and Mary Dunbar, would be making his way across the country by 1850. A certain T. H. Dunbar 27, a Miner (born 1833 Maine), is living in Nevada Township, Nevada County, California, in 1860. Three of Thomas Dunbar’s cousins, were also in California in 1860: George W. Rowell, Ebenezer “Eben” Rowell[145] and John Gilman Vose[146] (father of Newton John Vose – Chapter 10).

 

A record exists for a Thomas H. Dunbar, serving in the military during the Civil War for the Union, with the 4th Regiment of the California Infantry. Thomas Howard Dunbar (born in Maine 1832), is registered in Kernville, Kern County, California on the August 6, 1877 voter record there. 

 

In 1880, Thos Dunbar 47, occupation Blacksmith (born 1833 in Maine), is living in Luttrell, Pima County, Arizona. His marital status is listed as Single and it is unknown if he ever married. Thomas Dunbar (born in 1832), died in Ventura, California at the age of 80. He is buried in Cemetery Park, Ventura.

 

In the 1850, 1851 and 1852 Boston Directory, Samuel Dunbar is living in a house at 18 Church Street. He is employed as a Seaman, most likely as a Shipsmith[147], aboard one of the many sailing vessels, in Boston’s busy port.

 

Samuel Dunbar, age 53, married, Blacksmith, who was born in Warren, Maine, died in Boston, of “Disease of Brain”. His was the first documented death from an illness of the mind, that would take many forms and claim at least nine more of his extended family members, in the next 80+ years.

 

The final resting place of Samuel Dunbar is not known. He may have been buried in Boston or his remains may have been transported by ship to Maine, where both of his parents are buried, in different cemeteries.

         

If Samuel Dunbar was brought back to Maine by sea, it was probably a voyage to remember for those accompanying his body, on its final journey.

 

Four days after Samuel Dunbar’s death in Boston, a storm with some very unusual characteristics would move across the eastern seaboard.

 

From the New England Historical Society link at:

 

          http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-purple-fire-snowstor...

 

“A gale was raging for a full day in Downeast Maine (Bar Harbor) on March 13, 1853 when at sundown the winds suddenly grew calm. The snow continued falling steadily, gently down and the people of Bar Harbor remarked at the stillness as the night sky darkened. It was not, it turned out, a good sign. It was the start of the purple fire snowstorm of 1853.

 

The signs that something worse was on its way emerged around 7 o’clock with a rumbling of thunder from the west. Then, as the snow continued, lightning flashes began illuminating the sky. The thunder intensified, becoming so strong it rattled the houses. Balls of lightning began streaking down from the sky, rolling along the ground leaving havoc in their wake.

 

The lightning was of a purple color and sometimes appeared like balls of fire, coming in through windows and doors and down the chimneys, while the houses trembled and shook to their very foundations.

 

Mrs. E. Holden was near a window, winding up a clock; a ball of fire came in through the window and struck her hand, which benumbed her hand and arm. She then, with all in the house, retreated into the entry. Another flash succeeded and in the room from which they had retired, resembled a volume of fire, whirling round and producing a crackling noise.

 

A similar appearance of fire was seen and crackling noises were heard in a large number of the houses. Some who heard the noise say that it sounded like breaking glass.

 

Capt. Maurice Rich had his light extinguished and his wife was injured, he got his wife on to a bed and found a match; at that instant another flash came and ignited the match and threw him several feet backwards. John L. Martin received so severe a shock that he could not speak for a long time.

 

A great many persons were slightly injured. Some were struck in the feet, some in the eye; while others were electricized, some powerfully and some lightly. But what was very singular, not a person was killed or seriously injured, or a building damaged; but a cluster of trees, within a few rods of two dwelling houses, were not thus fortunate. The electric fluid came down among them, taking them out by the roots with stones and earth and throwing all in every direction. Some were left hanging by their roots from the tops of the adjacent trees, roots up and tops down.

 

The lightning, after entering the earth to the depth of several feet, and for space some eight or ten feet in diameter, divided into four different directions. One course which it took, led through the open land, making a chasm to the depth of several feet, and continued its march unobstructed by the solid frozen ground or any other substance to the distance of 370 feet; lifting, overturning and throwing out chunks of frozen earth, some of which were 10 or 11 feet long, by 4 feet wide and hurling at a distance rocks, stones and roots. The power here displayed was truly awful and had it fallen on a building, it would have thrown it, with its inmates, into ten thousand fragments.

 

In Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor several vessels had their masts rent in pieces; one had some planks torn from her and one man was knocked down, but not killed.

 

There is no shortage of stories about New England blizzards and storms, as snow is a part of life. And the purple fire snowstorm lasted only about 20 minutes before it pushed out to sea, but it stayed in the memory of the people who witnessed it forever.”

 

Samuel Dunbar left his mother, Sarah “Sally” (Bridges) Dunbar Vose; his two brothers, Simeon Dunbar and Henry Kingman Dunbar, Jr.; two sons, Thomas Howard Dunbar and Henry Kingman Dunbar. Samuel also left a half-brother, George W. Vose and three half-sisters: Nancy Lermond (Vose) Rivers, Hannah C. (Vose) Rowell and Alice (Vose) Prescott.

 

Samuel Dunbar was predeceased by his father, Henry Kingman Dunbar, Sr., a brother, John Bridges Dunbar and one half-brother, William Henry Vose. It is unknown if Samuel’s wife, Mary (Howard) Dunbar survived him, because no records exist for her after 1850 and might never be found.

 

 

[1] Samuel Dunbar b Feb? 1800 d Mar 9, 1853; son of Henry K. Dunbar 1774-1805 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[2] Henry K. Dunbar b 1774 d Jul 9, 1805; son of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[3] Sarah Bridges b May 20, 1779 d Nov 10, 1864; dau of Deacon John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1752-

[4] John B. Dunbar b 1801 d Aug 25, 1847; son of Henry K. Dunbar 1774-1805 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[5] Simeon Dunbar b Jul 24, 1803 d Oct 25, 1888; son of Henry K. Dunbar 1774-1805 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[6] Henry K. Dunbar, Jr. b Nov 24, 1804 d Feb 16, 1884; son of Henry K. Dunbar 1774-1805 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[7] Elizabeth Kinney b Jan 13, 1806 d 1880+; dau of Thomas Kinney 1771-1846 & Susannah Jane Kelloch 1772-1849

[8] Sarah J. Dunbar b Nov 12, 1825 d Mar 25, 1864; dau of John B. Dunbar 1801-1847 & Elizabeth Kinney 1806-1880+

[9] Mary E. Dunbar b Aug 4, 1830 d unknown; dau of John B. Dunbar 1801-1847 & Elizabeth Kinney 1806-1880+

[10] John H. Dunbar b Feb 11, 1832 d unknown; son of John B. Dunbar 1801-1847 & Elizabeth Kinney 1806-1880+

[11] William V. Dunbar b Mar 5, 1836 d Apr 1909; son of John B. Dunbar 1801-1847 & Elizabeth Kinney 1806-1880+

[12] Jane Creighton b Oct 10, 1805 d Mar 7, 1886; dau of Samuel Creighton 1770-1832 & Susanna Davis

[13] Mary J. Dunbar b Dec 29, 1825 d Aug 12, 1857; dau of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[14] Simeon Dunbar, Jr. b Aug 25, 1834 d 1880+; son of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[15] George V. Dunbar b 1834 or Aug 26, 1836 d 1870; son of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[16] Elizabeth Dunbar b Apr 17, 1839 d Aug 1843; dau of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[17] Ellen A. Dunbar b Feb 2, 1840 d Feb 1, 1854; dau of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[18] Elizabeth A. Dunbar b May 3, 1848 d Feb 23, 1891; dau of Simeon Dunbar 1803-1888 & Jane Creighton 1805-1886

[19] Caulker: A person who fills gaps in various structures (as ships) and certain types of piping

[20] Hon Edward O’Brien; prominent shipbuilder in Thomaston, listed as one of 7 millionaires during the Civil War

[21] Wheelwright; a skilled craftsman, who makes and repairs wooden wheels, as a trade

[22] Henry T. Rivers b Feb 24, 1825 d Jul 24, 1884; son of James H. Rivers 1797-1886 & Elizabeth A. Lemon 1807-1838

[23] Albina B. Weeks b May 30, 1836 d Oct 28, 1895; dau of Mark Weeks 1810-1884 & Statira C. Murphey 1814-1899

[24] Charles F. Libby b Mar 6, 1832 d Nov 21, 1905; son of Enoch Libby 1799-1880+ & Sarah Lord 1806-1870+

[25] Rufus E. Burrows b Aug 25, 1844 d Mar 12, 1925; son of Simmons Burrows 1797-1873 & Mary Packard 1805-1880

[26] May E. Burrows b Sep 7, 1872 d 1930+; dau of Rufus E. Burrows 1844-1925 & Elizabeth A. Dunbar 1848-1891

[27] Davis B. Stover b Oct 19, 1867 d 1930+ son of Isaiah Stover 1831-1894 & Elizabeth W. Littlejohn 1842-1904

[28] Phebe G. Cottrell b Mar 14, 1806 d 1899; dau? of Capt Joshua Cottrell 1778-1860+ & Prudence Grinnell 1784-1835

[29] Henry Kingman Dunbar III b Mar 2, 1831 d Dec 28, 1907; son of Henry K. Dunbar 1804-1884 & Phebe G. Cottrell 1806-1899

[30] Daniel Dunbar b Aug 13, 1748 d Sep 20, 1824; son of Samuel Dunbar 1704-1786 & Mary Hayward 1718-1793

[31] Abigail Kingman b Sep 4, 1749 d Sep 24, 1830; dau of Henry Kingman 1701-1775 & Abigail Copeland 1720-1800

[32] District of Maine, separate colony in 1620's, but part of Massachusetts from 1650's until 1820

[33] Boice Cooper b 1720 d 1795; son of Esq Francis Cooper 1675-1740+ & Elizabeth North 1680-1740+

[34] Esq Francis Cooper 1675-1740+; came from Cloneen, King County, Ireland and settled in Broad Bay, Maine

[35] Robert Montgomery b 1737 d Dec 26, 1822; son of John Montgomery & Mary Strobridge

[36] Elizabeth Cooper b Mar 15, 1740 d Mar 13, 1834; dau of Boice Cooper 1720-1795 & Katherine Kellyhorn

[37] Asa Dunbar b Dec 16, 1771 d Nov 1, 1858; son of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[38] Jane Butler b 1770 d Feb 7, 1862; dau of Cornelius Butler 1738-1794 & Jane Coffin 1740-1830

[39] Anna Dunbar b Jan 27, 1776 d Apr 20, 1858; dau of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[40] Thomas Nye, b 1772 d Oct 22, 1827; son of Lemuel Nye, Jr. 1733-1814 & Remember Crocker 1757-1817

[41] Vesta Dunbar b Apr 6, 1779 d May 15, 1855; dau of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[42] Abigail Dunbar b 1780 d Nov 24, 1825; dau of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[43] Simon Fuller b Feb 8, 1779 d Jan 22, 1844; son of Edward Fuller 1735-1810 & Ruth Jackson 1741-1784

[44] Phebe Dunbar b 1782 d Jun 11, 1860; dau of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[45] Peter Fuller b Apr 30, 1791 d Mar 20, 1866; son of Andrew Fuller 1758-1820 & Hannah Richards 1764-

[46] Daniel Dunbar b 1784 d 1807 at Sea; son of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[47] Belinda Dunbar b 1786 d Feb 3, 1830; dau of Daniel Dunbar 1748-1824 & Abigail Kingman 1749-1830

[48] Captain Ebenezer Jordan b 1782 d Oct 17, 1828; son of Robert Jordan 1758-1802 & Betsey Nutting 1758-

[49] Samuel Dunbar b May 11, 1704 d Apr 17, 1786; son of Peter Dunbar 1668-1719 & Sarah Thaxter 1668-1725

[50] Mary Hayward b Jan 4, 1718 d Feb 3, 1793; dau of Joseph Hayward 1669-1758 & Mehetibeel Dunham 1675-1755

[51] Asa Dunbar b May 5, 1745 d Jun 22, 1787; son of Samuel Dunbar 1704-1786 & Mary Hayward 1718-1793 

[52] Mary (Jones) Minot b Jun 11, 1748 d Aug 2, 1830; dau of Elisha Jones 1709-1775 & Mary Allen 1714-1751

[53] Cynthia Dunbar, b May 28, 1787 d Mar 12, 1872; m 1812 to John Thoreau, b Oct 8, 1787 d Feb 3, 1859

[54] John Thoreau b Oct 8, 1787 d Feb 3, 1859; m 1812 to Cynthia Dunbar, b May 28, 1787 d Mar 12, 1872

[55] Henry David Thoreau b Jul 12, 1817 d May 6, 1862; son of John Thoreau 1787-1859 & Cynthia Dunbar 1787-1872

[56] Henry Kingman b Apr 19, 1701 d Oct 5, 1775; son of Henry Kingman 1668-1738 & Bethiah Howard 1672-1755

[57] Abigail Copeland b Aug 6, 1720 d Oct 12, 1800; dau of Samuel Copeland 1686-1746 & Mary Kingman 1691-1748

[58] Capt. Nathan Mitchell b Jan 8, 1730 d Mar 2, 1789; m Anne Cary b May 22, 1728 d Jan 20, 1819

[59] Paul Dudley Sargent b Jun 23, 1745 d Sep 15, 1827; Colonel 16th Continental Army in Revolutionary War

[60] Henry Knox b Jul 25, 1750 d Oct 25, 1806; US Secretary of War 1789-1794

[61] Captured on May 10, 1775 by a small force of “Green Mountain Boys" led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold

[62] Gen William Howe b Aug 10, 1729 d Jul 12, 1814; Emmanuel Howe 1700-1735 & Charlotte von Kielmansegg 1703-1782

[63] Nancy Davis b 1771 d Apr 28, 1862; born in Massachusetts, dau of Unknown; servant of Daniel Dunbar Family

[64] Niven Crawford b 1784 d 1856; m Jan 1, 1812 to Jane Anderson b 1788 d 1866

[65] Job Madison Caswell b May 19, 1812 d May 16, 1895; m Lucy Hoffses, b Dec 9, 1810 d Sep 10, 1887

[66] Rufus Crane b 1757 d Dec 9, 1841; m Mary Field; on of Seth Crane 1732-1803 & Hannah Copeland 1733-1762

[67] John Alden b 1598 d Sep 12, 1687; m Priscilla Mullins, 1602-1685; both sailed on "The Mayflower" in 1620

[68] Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine by Cyrus Eaton 1851, p 216

[69] Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine by Cyrus Eaton 1851, p 210

[70] Col Thomas Starrett b 1738 d Jan 31, 1822; son of William Starrett 1694-1769 & Mary Gamble 1699-1786

[71] Patrick Pebbles Esq. b d Jan 1810; Innholder and tailor; Town Assessor 1780 and 1st JP in Warren on Sep 26, 1782

[72] Capt John McIntyre b 1724 d Nov 30, 1796; first gravestone in Town Cemetery, Warren, Maine

[73] Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine by Cyrus Eaton 1851, p 212

[74] John Bridges b Nov 5, 1751 d 1830+; son of John Bridges 1701-1770 & Elizabeth Provender 1711-1761

[75]Sarah Eastman b Oct 6, 1751 d 1820+; dau of David Eastman 1720-1757+ and Susannah Flanders 1725-1800

[76] John Bridges b Jan 22, 1707 d Oct 1770; son of Josiah Bridges 1680-1755 & Elizabeth Bragdon 1679-1753

[77] Elizabeth Provender b Oct 13, 1711 d Jul 1761; m Aug 12, 1731 to John Bridges 1701-1770

[78] John Bridges b Apr 13, 1734 d Mar 6, 1746; son of John Bridges 1707-1770 & Elizabeth Provender 1711-1761

[79] Edmund Bridges b 1612 d Jan 13, 1684; born in England, son of Bridges in England

[80] Josiah Bridges b May 29, 1680 d 1755; son of Josiah Bridges 1650-1715 & Elizabeth Greenslade 1656-1723

[81] Josiah Bridges b 1650 d Feb 9, 1715; son of Edmund Bridges 1612-1684 & Elizabeth -1664

[82] Elizabeth Bragdon b Jul 12, 1679 d 1753; dau of Ens. Thomas Bragdon 1640-1690 & Mary Moulton

[83] Arthur Bragdon b Jul 17, 1586 Stratford-on-Avon, England d 1678; m 1661 to Mary Garde

[84] David Eastman b Jun 11, 1720 d Jul 27, 1757; son of John Eastman 1675- & Huldah Kingsbury 1680-

[85] Susannah Flanders b Apr 24, 1725 d unknown; dau of Lt John Flanders 1691-1745 and Sarah Prince -1773

[86] Roger Eastman b Apr 4, 1610 d Dec 16, 1694; son of Nicolas Eastman 1564-1640 & Ann B. Rooke 1581-1625

[87] Salisbury, Massachusetts: Common land known as Colchester before its incorporation (as Salisbury) in 1640

[88] Sarah Smith* b 1621 d Mar 11, 1697; Surname is likely Rogers* according to ongoing research

[89] Lt. John Flanders b Aug 22, 1691 d Oct 25, 1745; son of John Flanders 1659-1716 & Elizabeth Sargent 1168-1713

[90] Sarah Prince b unknown d Apr 5, 1773; dau of Thomas Prince Jr. 1650-1705 & Elizabeth Harradaine 1656-1716

[91] John Flanders b Feb 11, 1659 d Dec 24, 1716; son of Stephen Flanders 1620-1684 & Jane Sandusky 1622-1683

[92] Elizabeth Sargent b 1668 d Sep 12, 1713; dau of Thomas Sargent 1643-1706 & Sarah Osgood 1652-1715

[93] Stephen Flanders b 1620 d Jun 27, 1684; immigrant ancestor, son of Flanders born in England

[94] David Fales, Esq b Jun 9, 1733 d Apr 4, 1822; Physician, Surveyor, Innholder and JP in Warren

[95] Betsy (Bridges) Higgins b Feb 19, 1775 d Jan 12, 1870; dau of John Bridges 1751-  & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[96] Ruth (Bridges) Capen b Aug 15, 1789 d 1810+; dau of John Bridges 1751-  & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[97] Rebecca (Bridges) Sleeper b Apr 7, 1791 d Nov 4, 1852; dau of John Bridges 1751-  & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[98] Kingsbury E. Bridges b May 20, 1794 d Aug 3, 1817; son of John Bridges 1751-  & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[99] Mary Bridges b Jun 20, 1796 d 1880+; dau of John Bridges 1751-  & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[100] William John Singer, twin b Jan 8, 1797 d 1880+; son of Faithfull Singer 1748-1811 & Mary Fullerton 1772-1858

[101] Samuel S. Singer b Sep 3, 1825 d Aug 5, 1851; son of William J. Singer 1797-1880+ & Mary L. Bridges 1796-1880+

[102] Isaac Bridges b Apr 7, 1777 d Canada; son of John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[103] Linnity Stoddard b 1780 d Canada; born in Maine, dau of Unknown Stoddard & Unknown

[104] John Bridges 2d b Jan 6, 1785 d 1807+; son of John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[105] Priscilla Erskine b 1788 d 1850+; dau of John Erskine 1754- & Elizabeth Jones 1758-

[106] Joseph Bridges b Jun 15, 1787 d 1809+; son of John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[107] Susanna Norton b Mar 28, 1790 d 1809+; dau of Joshua Norton & Susanna

[108] Sarah Matthews b Jan 15, 1796 d 1880+; aka Sally Bryant, dau of William Matthews & Betsey

[109] Reuben Higgins b 1768-75 d Dec 1849; son of Benjamin Higgins 1749-1823 & Sarah Matthews 1749-1822

[110] Hannah Bridges b May 1, 1783 d Feb 28, 1852; dau of John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[111] James N. Ridley b Mar 5, 1776 d Aug 22, 1838; son of James Ridley 1745-1834 & Isabella Gilkey 1744-1788

[112] Susan “Suky” Bridges b Apr 7, 1781 d Massachusetts; dau of John Bridges 1751- & Sarah Eastman 1751-

[113] Nathaniel Capen b Apr 27, 1783 d unknown; son of Capt Lemuel Capen 1747-1805 & Mary Hixon 1748-1821

[114] Jesse Sleeper b Mar 22, 1786 d Jul 26, 1865; son of Benjamin Sleeper 1746-1820 & Hannah Hasey 1755-1788

[115] Jesse C. Dunbar b Mar 1796 d Mar 26, 1875; son of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[116] Cornelius Butler Dunbar b 1798 d Aug 26, 1804; son of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[117] Richard W. Dunbar b May 10, 1800 d Aug 1, 1886; son of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[118] Love P. (Dunbar) Cobb b Feb 6, 1802 d Mar 21, 1888; dau of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[119] James C. Dunbar b Jan 11, 1803 d Sep 8, 1881; son of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[120] Sarah B. (Dunbar) Howes b Aug 7, 1804 d Jan 7, 1871; dau of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[121] Abigail K. (Dunbar) Starrett; b 1806 d 1888; dau of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[122] Vesta J. (Dunbar) Cobb b Jun 6, 1811 d Mar 28, 1896; dau of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[123] Olive A. (Dunbar) Newcomb b Aug 30, 1812 d Mar 22, 1896; dau of Asa Dunbar 1771-1858 & Jane Butler 1770-1862

[124] Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine by Cyrus Eaton 1851, p 279

[125] Scarlet Fever: sore throat, fever, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and a characteristic rash

[126] Ebenezer Vose, Sr. b 1774 d May 14, 1829; son of Seth Vose 1734-1814 & Rachel Copeland 1749-1812

[127] Nancy Lermond b Jan 28, 1781 d Apr 17, 1811; dau of Alexander Lermond II 1748-1826 & Elizabeth Percy 1750-1794

[128] Marcus Vose b Nov 11, 1803 d Dec 2, 1878; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Nancy Lermond 1781-1811

[129] Arethusa Vose b 1806-1870+; dau of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Nancy Lermond 1781-1811

[130] Alexander Vose b Mar 8, 1808 d Jul 9, 1856; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Nancy Lermond 1781-1811

[131] Ebenezer Vose, Jr. b Feb 21, 1810 d May 25, 1874; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Nancy Lermond 1781-1811

[132] Edwin H. Vose b Feb 21, 1810 d 1864+; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Nancy Lermond 1781-1811

[133] Alexander Lermond II b 1748 d Jul 31, 1826; son of Alexander Lermond 1707-1790 & Mary Harkness

[134] Elizabeth Percy b 1750 d 1794; dau of Francis Percy 1725- & Phoebe James 1726-

[135] Elizabeth Melzar b 1766 or 1770 d Nov 25, 1850; born in Milton, MA, dau of Melzar & Unknown

[136] spinning jenny: machine for weaving, using more than one spindle at a time, patent 1770 by James Hargreaves

[137] clock-reel: yarn winder which employs a mechanism causing a metal indicator to count the number of rotations

[138] George W. Vose b 1812 d 1889; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[139] Nancy L. (Vose) Rivers b 1815 d Jan 16, 1890; dau of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[140] Hannah C. Vose b Jul 24, 1817 d Mar 13, 1877; dau of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[141] William H. Vose b Sep 1, 1819 d Jun 12, 1861; son of Ebenezer Vose 1774-1829 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[142] Alice Vose b Jun 10, 1822 d Oct 15, 1891; dau of Ebenezer Vose, Sr. 1774-1829 & Sarah Bridges 1779-1864

[143] Henry K. Dunbar b 1824 d Nov 14, 1861; son of Samuel Dunbar 1800-1853 & Mary Howard 1800-1850+

[144] Thomas H. Dunbar b 1830 d Jul 22, 1912; son of Samuel Dunbar 1800-1853 & Mary Howard 1800-1850+

[145] Ebenezer E. Rowell b Nov 29, 1837 d Aug 5, 1863; son of Daniel Rowell 1811-1888 & Hannah Vose 1817-1877

[146] John Gilman Vose b Mar 19, 1839 d 1905; son of Marcus Vose 1803-1878 & Hannah Rowell 1807-1849

[147] Shipsmith: blacksmith specializing in forging metal components required for use aboard a ship

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