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Ancestors of John Burton Kaherl

      118. John Thomas, born ca. 1740 in of Westbrook & Richmond, Maine; died Aft. 1790.

More About John Thomas:
Census: 1790, Pepperellborough, York Co., Maine
Source 1: Rchrdsn, by J.A.Vinton, 1876 pg 284
Source 2: Monmouth by Cochran, 1894, V2 pg 152
Source 3: FTM CD523, 1790 ME Census, York Co.
Child of John Thomas is:
  59 i.   Mary Thomas, born ca. 1770 in of Stroudwater (now Westbrook), Maine; died Unknown; married Jonathan Richardson March 14, 1790.

      120. Ithamar Littlefield, born 1747 in Wells, Maine; died December 24, 1837 in Sanford or Kennebunk, Maine. He was the son of 240. Ithamar Littlefield and 241. Margaret Williams. He married 121. Ednar Davis March 29, 1768 in Wells, Maine.

      121. Ednar Davis, born 1744 in Wells, Maine; died December 8, 1804 in Sanford, Maine. She was the daughter of 242. Enoch Davis and 243. Katherine Welch.

Notes for Ithamar Littlefield:
Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine, by Frederick R. Boyle, CG, Peter E. Randall Publisher, 1988, Page 202:
Ithamer, bap. Wells 14 June 1747 (NEHGR 75:112), son of Ithamer and Margaret (Williams) Littlefield; d. Sanford 24 Dec 1837, age 93-8-27 (g.s.) A resident of Sanford, like his father, he still seems to have maintained his membership in the Wells Congregational Church where his younger children were baptized. He had two older children and a grandchild, Matilda____ (child of "his daughter"), baptized at the Sanford Congregational Church, 29 May 1798 (NP). Deeds indicate that Ithamer Littlefield continued to live in Souith Sanford until possibly 14 Feb. 1828, when he sold his present home property to William Gooch of Wells (YD 129:55). He left no will and transferred no property to his heirs.
He m. Wells 29 March 1768 (Well Ch. IIII:159) Ednar Davis, b. Wells 14 June 1744, daughter of Enoch and Katherine (Welch) davis; d. Sanford 8 Dec 1804, age "about 60" (NP); prob. m. (2) Sanford 15 Nov 1807 (NP) Mary Cane of Sanford, prob. Molly (Adams Cain, m. Wells 1770 John Cain (Wells, III:162); possibly m. (3) Sanford (cert.Iss.) 16 Jan 1809 (VR) [Wells, 7 Jan 1809, III:287) sarah Maxwell of Wells, b. ca 1749 (Death Notice); d. Sanford bef. 21 Mar 1835, age 86 (ibid).
Children, b. Wells (NEHGR 75/NP):
i. Mehetable, bap. sanford 11 Sept 1768
ii. Margaret, bap. 28 Apr 1771; prob. m. Jeremiah Witham
iii. Jonathan, bap. 6 Sept 1772; prob. m. Sanford 6 July 1794 (NP) Lydia Huston, prob. dau. of John Huston
iv. Enoch, bap. 11 Sept 1774
v. Jerusha, bap. 15 Sept 1776; prob. m. Sanford 19 Dec (VR/NP) Robert Cousins of Wells.
vi. Obadiah, b. 29 Nov 1779 (Maine Gen., p. 106), bap. 20 Nov 1779
vii. Sarah, bap. 29 Nov 1779 [Sarah Huston was listed as b. ca 1782, 1850 cen.]; prob. m. Sanford 29
May 1798 (VR/NP) Abraham Huston
viii.(possibly) John, who conveyed land in lot 21 of the middle range of Sanford to Wm. Gooch,
Christopher Littlefield, witness, 19 Apr 1823 (YD 111:174). He may have been the father of John
Littlefield, b. 1790-1800 (1830 cen.), who purchased land near Aaron Day from Elce Lord, 17 Mar
1827 (YD 126:182). He may also possibly have been the John Littlefield who m. Sanford (int.) 28
July 1805 (VR) Jerusha Nash (or Hatch) of Wells.
ix. (possibly) Ithamer [*] m. (1) Sanford 18 Apr 1803 (VR) Sarah Baston; possibly m. (2) Sanford (cert. iss.) Maxcey of Wells. A Mrs. Sarah Littlefield was enumerated in Sanford, 1820 (cen.).
x. (possibly) James, who, as James Littlefield, 3rd, with Wife, Catherine Littlefield, and Obadiah, Jr.
and Anna Littlefield, all of Wells, sold property in lots 15 and 16 in the middle range of Sanford,
10 April 1815 (YD: 95:11).
xi. Samuel, bap. Sanford 29 May 1798 (NP)
xii. Catherine, bap. Sanford 29 May 1798 (NP)
[YD = York Deeds; NP=North Parish Church, Sanford Records)
[*] I believe this to be Ithamer Jr. above who m. Ednar Davis, not a child of Ithamer and Ednar. JBK

Littlefield Family Newsletter, Oct. 2000, Vol 10, by Charles Littlefield Seaman, pg 83:
Ithamar Littlefield, Jr., b. June 14, 1747 (sic) d. Kennebunk Dec. 24, 1837 m. 1. Mar. 6, 1768 Edna Davis b. Wells June 17, 1744 d. Sanford Dec. 8, 1804 d/o Enock and Katarina (Welch) Davis m.(2) Sarah Boston by Moses Swett m.3. Sanford Nov. 15, 1807 Mary Came (Cane) m. 4. Wells Jan. 16, 1809 Sarah Maxwell. Removed to Sanford where she d. Mar. 25, 1835.
Children: All bp. Wells, except last three
i. Mehitable b. 1768 d. 1818
ii. Margaret b. 1771 m. Jeremiah Witham
iii. Jonathan b. 1772
iv. Enock b. Sept. 25, 1774
v. Jerusa b. 1776 m. 1798 Robert Cousins
vi. Obediah b. Aug. 29, 1777
vii. Sarah b. 1779 m. Abraham Heuston
viii. James b. 1784
ix. Samuel b. 1785
x. Catherine b. 1787 m.1. Robert Feltcher m.2.John Littlefield (Jotham)
xi. John b. 1788

FTM CD523, 1st Census of the US, Maine, Lincoln Co. [now Kennebec Co.], Winthrop Town:
Littlefield, Ithamar Junr
"Free White Male 16 or older including head of household" = 2
"Free White Male under 16" = 3
"Free white females including heads of families" = 6
"All other" = 0
"Slaves" = 0

More About Ithamar Littlefield:
Bp/Chr: June 14, 1747, 1st Church of Wells, Wells, Maine
Issue: 11 children
Misc: other marriages-no issue-see notes
Source 1: Early Fam Sanford,Boyle,1988, pg 202
Source 2: LFNL 3-55, 6-43, 10-83

More About Ednar Davis:
Bp/Chr: June 17, 1744, 1st Church of Wells, Wells, Maine
Source 1: Early Fam Sanford,Boyle,1988, pg 202
Source 2: 1921, 1st CH, Wells, Bapt. NEHGR 75:120
Source 3: LFNL 3-55, 6-43, 10-83
Child of Ithamar Littlefield and Ednar Davis is:
  60 i.   Dea. Obediah Littlefield, born August 29, 1777 in Wells, Maine; died April 23, 1853 in Sanford, Maine; married Anna Chick October 28, 1802.

      122. Joshua Chick, born Bef. 1738 in York, Maine; died Unknown. He was the son of 244. Moses Chick and 245. Esther. He married 123. Mary Littlefield.

      123. Mary Littlefield, born August 2, 1747 in Wells, Maine; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 246. Samuel Littlefield and 247. Mary Day.

More About Joshua Chick:
Census: 1790, Wells, Maine
Misc: See my EdmLtfd.FTW file (descendants)
Source 1: LFNL 3-55, 1993, Hewes-Littlefield

More About Mary Littlefield:
Misc: See my EdmLtfd.FTW file (ancestors)
Source 1: LFNL 3-55, 1993, Hewes-Littlefield
Source 2: April 22, 2002, David B. Robinson's Geneal. Pg. Online
Child of Joshua Chick and Mary Littlefield is:
  61 i.   Anna Chick, born 1785 in Wells, Maine; died April 27, 1842 in Sanford, Maine; married Dea. Obediah Littlefield October 28, 1802.

      124. Maj. Samuel Cluff, born May 14, 1749 in York, Maine; died May 27, 1827 in Alfred, Maine. He was the son of 248. Samuel Clough and 249. Hannah Hutchins. He married 125. Lucy Wakefield June 7, 1770.

      125. Lucy Wakefield, born 1750 in Wells, Maine; died June 21, 1821 in Alfred, Maine. She was the daughter of 250. Samuel Wakefield and 251. Ruth Godfrey.

Notes for Maj. Samuel Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 220-226:
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466--SAMUEL (Samuel. Samuel, Samuel, John), son of Samuel and Hannah (Hutchins), bapt. at Kittery, Maine, October 7, 1750 (3rd Parish Church records); died at Alfred, Maine, May 27, 1827 of "numb palsey" (Cong'l Church record); married June 7, 1770 Lucy Wakefield, daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Godfrey) Wakefield, at Wells, Maine. She was born 1750 at Wells and died at Alfred, June 21, 1820, "of old age" (Congl Church record). He married 2nd at Alfred, November 28, 1820, Mrs. Abigail Noble, widow of John and mother of Andrew, who survived him.
When Samuel was six years of age, his parents moved to Arundel where he lived his boyhood on the farm, doubtless listening often to his father's stories of the York County men under Major Cutts at Louisburg in 1745. Though Samuel--5 bought land in Arundel 1770, the year of his marriage, he sold it in 1773, and subsequently appeared in Alfred, then part of Sanford, where he enlisted May 3, 1775 for service in the Revolutionary War as Corporal in Captain Joshua Bragdon's Company, Col. James Scammon's Regt.. with 106 miles' travel allowance to Boston, which would indicate that he participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill; Muster Roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; service 3 months, 6 days, also order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Nov. 1, 1775. Meanwhile two children were baptized by Rev. Mr. Moody of the Old Arundel Church of Christ and a third at Wells, probably while Samuel was in the Army and Lucy tarried at her parent's home. If a house had been started in Alfred, it must have been of the most primi- tive type, for before 1770 not more than twenty families had settled in the Massabesic, later Alfred. After the War, returned soldiers, whose parents were unable to help them in the coastal towns, sought land in the inland townships at reasonable prices. Samuel was a signer of a petition sent out by Coxhalland Sanford in 1778.
Since the proprietors' records of Sanford defaulted during the Revolution due to derangement of communication with the English heirs of the Phillips- Sanford combine, we have no evidence that Samuel acquired a deed to the farm upon which he "settled" in Alfred "near a bend in the road" after his return from the War. North Parish Church records name Samuel Cluff one of the three, "a committee to manage the prudentials" in 1783. In 1791 Samuel Cluff and John Knight (whose son Nathaniel later married Samuel's daughter, Hannah) were chosen "to draw a plan and make sale of gallery pews." In 1792 Samuel subscribed 5L. 3s for Pew No. 20 beside John Knight's No. 21. In 1805 Samuel and his son, Simon, were signers for settlement of the Rev. Mr. Brown.
The location of Samuel's house is definitely placed when Clerk's records of Sanford, June 1, 1784 state that "Roads laid out were accepted . . . from Mr. Humphrey Whitten to Mr. Samuel Cluff and thence to Mr. James Barrons." In 1794 Samuel Cluff, gentleman, bought the 120 Acres in Waterboro which in 1802 he sold to his son Jedediah. In 1909, John Holmes, (who Alfred citizens are proud to recall, in 1813, rode to Washington on horseback to assume his duties as U. S. senator), representing the
Phillips-Sanford heirs, on whose lands Samuel was discovered to have settled, for $107 established Samuel's property rights to the farm he had cleared and inhabited since 1775, 96 Acres in all, partly in Alfred and partly in Lyman. From the foregoing it is evident that Samuel, against great odds, had become an influential and respected citizen. In addition to taking part in town affairs he belonged to
the Sanford Militia as ensign in 1788; Captain in 1792; and Major in 1799; from this time on he is always entitled "Major Cluff" on the town books. In deeds he is called "gentleman." In the first available tax list of Alfred 1816 he is taxed, in addition to the farm and buildings, for 2 horses, 1 swine, 10 young cattle, 2 oxen, 10 cows, and under "money on hand at interest," a chaise, comparable to owning an "auto" in 1916. There were several wagon shops in York County. Seaveys had one in Parsonsfield and there was
another in Newfield. About 1810 Samuel L. Clough, grandson of Joel--5 (Samuel's brother), built such a shop in Alfred and Leighton's diary mentions Samuel L. and his boys getting out chaise spokes. Samuel Lemuel Clough was the grandfather of our late genealogist, Samuel C. Clough of Boston.
One of the old Pickwacket Indian trails passed near by, and possibly through Samuel's farm which was about a mile from the present Alfred village. Many Indian relics have been found or plowed out in this area, and at least two boulders with corn mortars can be viewed today. The stepping stones in the East Branch of the Mousam river were no doubt used by Samuel's family if they took the shortest route to town before the bridge was built, otherwise it would be necessary to take the circuitous road before mentioned which led to the Mouse Lane section without crossing the river. Tradition says that a Hamilton woman, migrating from Berwick to Waterboro, was killed by the Indians near the stepping stones.
In 1794 the North Parish of Sanford became the District of Alfred, when the first Town Clerk's record book begins. In 1808, the term "Town of ALFRED in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"; in 1820, "State of Maine." Previous to 1820 the property tax was the measure of voting privilege. In 1818 the selectmen required the constable to "warn the male inhabitants of said Town of Alfred of twenty-one years of age and upwards, having a free hold estate within the Commonwealth of the annual income of ten dollars, or any estate to the value of $200, to meet at the Congregational Meeting House in said Town, on Monday the sixth of April next, at one of the clock in the afternoon, to give in their votes for a Governor, a Lieutenant Governor, and two Senators and Councilors agreeable to the Constitution of said
The Tax List 1819, with Samuel Cluff, valuation $592, and son James val. $616 (owning the farm together), indicates that they were eligible to vote at the above meeting. Samuel, Jr., valuation $240, may have voted. The other sons had married and moved, Jedediah to Waterboro, Simon and Nicholas to Parsonsfield.
Notes from Alfred Town records:
1795. Capt. Samuel Cluff voted surveyor of highway, his district; also surveyor of lumber.
1797. Samuel voted against a petition asking for a warrant to set off a Baptist Society in Waterboro.
1799. Voted John Knight & Samuel Cluff a committee to secure and store the ammunation that belongs to said District. (They later voted to build a powder house "painted with Spanish brown" at a cost of 20.00.)
1801. Major Samuel Cluff on committee to collect taxes.
1805. Voted to annex (among others) Major Samuel Cluff and Samuel Cluff Junior to School Class. No. 1.
1811. Dec. 6. "This day came into the enclosure of the subscriber a stray mare marked as follows, viz. body a dark red with two white hind feet and a star on her forehade Suposed to be twelve or thirteen years old ---- the subscriber wishes you to make entry on the Town book of same." Alfred, Feb. 1, 1812. Samuel Cluff
July 20, 1812. Voted to set a Pound (for stray animals) back of the Meeting House between the two fences as near Charles Griffins as is convenient.
1813. Major Samuel Cluff. Surveyor of Highway.
1815. Voted to accept Paul Webber (lived next farm to Samuel), Mgr. Samuel Cluff and Porter Lambert as bondsmen for the tax collector, Jonathan Farnham.
1821. James Cluff elected constable and collector at $17.00 James Cluff surveyor of highway, his district. James Cluff fence viewer and field driver. James Cluff Tythingman.
1823. Voted to allow James Cluff $5.00 for bad money taken in tax bill.
1825. James Cluff, Andrew Noble, fenceviewers.
The following will suffice to show the duties of the fence viewer:
' We the subscribers, fence viewers of the Town of Alfred, duly sworn surveyors, having at the request of Mr. Amos Grandy, viewed a certain fence between said Grandy's and George Knight and widow Mehitable Knight in Alfred, do make division as follows, viz. beginning at the S. E. corner
of Jonathan Farnham's land and running easternally eighty-three rods and one quarter to a stake and stone near a pitch pine stump, which part we assign to Amos Grandy, thence running on the line to the river, being eighty-three rods and one quarter, which part we assign to George and Mehitable Knight."
Signed, James Cluff)
John Brock) Fence Viewers
It is quite evident that Samuel--6 was not so stable a character as Samuel--5's other sons, perhaps not so pugnacious as Joel--5 but at least at times a real problem to his father financially. Many suits in the Court of Common Pleas are listed in his name involving neglect of payment or he himself suing someone for trespass. Perhaps this accounts for the fact that Samuel5 decided to place his confidence and property in the hands of his promising son, James. By 1816 only Samuel--5 and sons James--6 and Samuel, Jr., are on Alfred Tax List. This year, Samuel Cluff, gentleman, "in consideration of the love and affection I have and bear towards James Cluff. . . yeoman, my son, as well as in consideration of $1000 paid me by said James. . . do convey . . . one moiety of all my property . . . with the buildings thereon standing." Bk. 107. P. 126. and. . . Bk:. 107. P. 271. Dec. 19, 1821.
"I, Samuel Cluff . . . in consideration of a bond for Maintenance of myself and wife . . . and in consideration of the sum of $500 paid by James Cluff of Alfred . . . my son . . . do convey the remaining half part of all my real estate in said Alfred and Lyman on which I now live and own the same in common and undivided with the said James Cluff; . . . Abigail, my wife. relinquishes her right of dower.'
Witnesses: Nicholas Clough
Simon Clough
Signed: Samuel Cluff (seal)
Abigail Cluff (seal)
and . . . James' Bond:
Bk:. 125. P. 184. Recorded April 30, 1827 (after James' death)
James Cluff, son, to Samuel Cluff, $500 bond for maintenance of self and wife . . . James to furnish Samuel and Abigail or survivor 2/5 of produce of farm, . . . "to consist of corn, grain. potatoes and other sauce," also to "pasture and winter two cows and six sheep during his and his wife's lifetime. also give privilege of cutting wood on said farm for his family use and will aid and assist him in hauling said wood. and said Samuel is to occupy the same part of the dwelling house, heretofore had, during his life.
And in the case the said Abigail should survive the said Samuel, then the said James binds himself to release to said Abigail during her remaining the widow of said Samuel, one cow, one bed and bedding, four sheep, one hog, of the property to be left by said Samuel, together with what furniture he may leave at the time of his death, and to furnish the said Abigail during her remaining his widow as aforesaid, the use and improvements for herself, of one room in the said dwelling house." (If covenants herein are performed, bond is void, other- wise in full force.)
Signed: James Cluff.
Despite all this careful planning, Samuel's struggle to place his family in a position of prominence ended in tragedy. In 1825 Samuel Junior's wife and daughter, Sally, died of typhus. In 1826 the beloved and promising James contracted the dread consumption and died, leaving his aged father and stepmother, Abigail and his widow, Martha to cope with desperate circumstances. The next year Samuel himself died age 77. Widow Martha as executrix found it necessary to sell the farm which passed into the hands of the Rev. James Ferguson, a Baptist minister. There are no stones to be found on the graves which must necessarily be those of Samuel--5 and his family in the front of the burial ground
near the house, but some broken and neglected memorials of the Fergusons are still there shaded by a beautiful pine tree which has sprung up of itself in the center of the lot.
The Samuel--5 House is now (1951) in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Moulton who have made extensive repairs to the interior, but have not changed the original contours of the main house. Martha's deed of sale speaks of a "large house," and the Moultons say that they had to tear down the huge brick ovens in the old kitchen for safety's sake. There were also two large chimneys piercing the roof in the main part. Massive hand-hewn beams. dove-tailed and pegged, can be seen in the attic. Only one reference calls Samuel a Joiner, but his son Jedediah earned his living by that trade. Perhaps this "oldest Clough house in Maine that is still standing" is a composite work of several members of the family over a period of years.
The Moultons have been most cooperative with the John Clough Genealogical Society. Robert Clough of the East Waterboro line, a photographer, has contributed pictures of Samuel's house. We are very grateful to them all.
A word should be included about the Noble family who came to Alfred as early as 1765. Andrew, son of John and Abigail Noble (who was Samuel's second wife), was a successful mechanic and invented a threshing machine, the principle of which is still in use today. In 1824 a series of advertisements designed to stimulate sale of this machine appeared in the "Columbian Star" a newspaper published in
Alfred. Burdened with a large family and financial difficulties, Andrew had to sell his property in Alfred. He is said to have gone to Parsonsfield where he committed suicide. In 1834 he was "Master [The original book has a picture of a house entitled The Homestead of Samuel--5 At Alfred, Maine] [The original book has a picture entitled Roof Timbers In Samuel--5 Homestead] Workman" in the building of the Methodist Church. His mother, the twice-widowed Abigail ______ Noble. Cluff was a member of Gen. Samuel Leighton's family in 1831.

FTM CD523, 1st Census of the US, Maine, Lincoln Co. [now Kennebec Co.], Winthrop Town:
Cluff, Samuel
"Free White Male 16 or older including head of household" = 2
"Free White Male under 16" = 3
"Free white females including heads of families" = 4
"All other" = 0
"Slaves" = 0

More About Maj. Samuel Cluff:
Bp/Chr: October 7, 1750, York, Maine
Cause of Death: numb palsey
Census: 1790, Sanford, York Co., Maine
Issue: 9 children
Military service: May 3, 1775, enlisted for serv. in the Revolutionary War
Misc: November 28, 1820, m. Mrs. Abigail Noble, widow of John Noble
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952,pg 130,220-226
Source 2: Wakefield Mem, Chap. II, 1897, pg 121
Source 3: FTM CD523, 1790 ME Census, York Co.
Source 4: 1992, VR of York, ME by Bragdon&Frost, pg 67

More About Lucy Wakefield:
Source 1: Wakefield Mem, Chap. II, 1897, pg 121
Source 2: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952
Children of Samuel Cluff and Lucy Wakefield are:
  i.   1020 Susannah Cluff, born ca. 1771 in Alfred, Maine; died Unknown; married John Weymouth; born ca. 1769; died Unknown.
  More About 1020 Susannah Cluff:
Bp/Chr: August 25, 1771, Arundel, Maine
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226, 333

  More About John Weymouth:
Father: Stephen Weymouth of Waterboro, ME
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 333

  ii.   1021 Jedediah Cluff, born ca. 1773 in prob. Arundel, Maine; died Bet. 1836 - 1850 in prob. Waterboro, Maine; married (1) Hannah Weymouth July 4, 1796 in Lyman, Maine; born Bet. 1781 - 1788; died ca. 1827 in Waterboro, Maine; married (2) Elizabeth November 24, 1829; born April 9, 1782 in of Lyman, Maine; died February 21, 1871.
  Notes for 1021 Jedediah Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, 333-335:
1021--JEDEDIAH (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, John), Baptized at Arundel May 9, 1773 (Arundel Ch. rec.) died between 1836 and 1850; married first, July 4, 1796, in Lyman, by Elder Simon Locke, Hannah Weymouth,
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daughter of Stephen and Olive (Earl) Weymouth of Waterboro, born between 1781 and 1788; died about 1827. He probably married, second, Mrs. Elizabeth Emmons, widow of Joseph Emmons of Lyman, November 24, 1829, born April 9, 1782, died February 21, 1871. Records show that he was variously listed as "Jedd., Jar., Jere., Jeremiah and Jedeariah." In Census of Waterboro 1860 and 1870 Betsey Cluff was a member of Thomas--7's household. In her old Bible in her handwriting she tells of the death of her son, Benjamin, son of her second husband, and says that she was nine years younger than her husband.
In April 1796 Jedediah Cluff, "Joiner," of Alfred, sued Matthew Kessick of Biddeford for failure to pay a note.
Son Stephen was born in Waterboro and son Asa in Alfred. In 1802 he bought of his father, Samuel, 90 acres on Dearing (old spelling) Ridge, Waterboro, near the holdings of Nathaniel Knight and John Weymouth who married his sisters, Hannah and Susannah. In 1785 the Proprietors' Map of Waterboro shows two large purchases by Benjamin Bartlett and Stephen Weymouth. Bartlett's land included the pond and inlet brook named for him. Weymouth's farm of 173 acres bounded this on the the north. Out of these two areas came the Cluff farm and that of Nathaniel Knight. Deeds of Cluffs and Knights give their back boundary as Bartlett's brook.
Thus a Cluff-Weymouth-Knight colony was formed on the eastern Ridge, adjoining the estates of the first settler, William Dearing 1770, whose descendant, Noel Deering, lawyer, of Milton, Mass., has furnished much information concerning the inhabitants of the Ridge from his family papers. Practically self-supporting, the Ridge people had their own school and later attended the (Advent) Bullockite Church in Hollis. The Nathaniel Knight house is still standing, as is one Weymouth house successively owned by John and Edmund Weymouth and Jeremiah Cluff who married John Weymouth's daughter, Rebecca, opposite the Clough-Weymouth cemetery. The last house standing on the Cluff farm burned about 1890 when in possession of Jedediah's grandson, Nathan, who then bought the original Stephen Cluff property (after Stephen left became Leonard Weymouth's) on the Lyman line. (See map.) The projection of diamond-shaped Lyman, at this point on the Ridge, between Hollis and Waterboro entails a careful study of bounds and vital records, for here one can walk through the boundary lines of three towns in
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five minutes. In 1856 Jedediah's son, Samuel lived in one house on the Cluff farm and his brother, Thomas in the other. It is not known which house was the older, but traces of both can still be seen.
Census of Waterboro, 1800. (Only Cluff in Waterboro.):
JEDEDIAH CLIFF Males 1 - 1-- 1810 M. 3 1-1--
Females 1 - 1-- F. 1 1--1
Therefore, in 1800, Jedediah had one son and one daughter. In 1810, he had four sons and two daughters.

  More About 1021 Jedediah Cluff:
Bp/Chr: May 9, 1773, Arundel, Maine
Occupation: joiner
Residence: Dearing Ridge, Waterboro
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226, 333-335

  More About Hannah Weymouth:
Father: Stephen Weymouth of Waterboro, ME
Mother: Olive Earl
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 333-334

  iii.   1022 Hannah Cluff, born ca. 1775 in Arundel, Maine; died Unknown; married Nathaniel Knight September 14, 1795; born November 16, 1772 in Somersworth, New Hampshire; died Bef. 1860.
  Notes for 1022 Hannah Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 335-337
1022--HANNAH (Samuel 5---4--3--2, John), Born June 25, 1775 at Arundel Maine. On September 14, 1795 she married Nathaniel Knight of Alfred and later Deering Ridge, Waterboro. Nathaniel Knight was the son of John "Barn" and Lydia (Roberts) Knight, born in Somersworth, N. H. August 16, 1772 and died before 1860. In the Knight Cemetery on Deering Ridge are the graves of Nathaniel and Hannah marked only by ageless granite unlettered stones, and his second wife, Eunice Carle in the third honored position in the front row.
Since the Knights and Cluffs intermarried frequently, their lineage should be included here. Nathaniel was a descendant of Samuel--1 of Kittery, born about 1649. John Knight was among the early settlers of Alfred, Maine where he bought land opposite the Congregational church and built a barn with living quarters finished off one end. He resided in this barn and entertained travelers so that he is listed as one of the first inn-holders in town. The first
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[The original text has a map entitled Dearing Ridge, Waterboro, Maine, 1802]
pg 337:
parish meetings were held alternately at "Barn" Knight's dwelling and at Nathaniel Conant's. "Barn" Knight sold his property at Alfred Square and removed to Yeaton's Hill. His wife was a descendant of Gov. Roberts of Dover, N. H. (Thomas of England, Gov. John of Dover, Hatevil, Joshua, Lydia Roberts).
NOTE. Ruth Cluff Knight, Mrs. Henry M, of Alfred. Maine has read all of the old records at the Court House in Alfred for York County, the histories of Waterboro, Lyman, Dayton, including Goodwin s Mills, and has compiled the lineage for the descendants of Samuel--4 in Maine.

  More About 1022 Hannah Cluff:
Bp/Chr: June 25, 1775, Wells, Maine
Burial: Unknown, Knight Cem., Dearing Ridge, Waterboro, Maine
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226, 335-337

  More About Nathaniel Knight:
Burial: Bef. 1860, Knight Cem., Dearing Ridge, Waterboro, Maine
Father: John "Barn" Knight
Mother: Lydia Roberts
Residence: Alfred then Waterboro (Dearing Ridge), ME
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 335

  62 iv.   1023 Samuel Cluff, born ca. 1777 in prob Alfred, Maine; died Aft. 1825 in prob Hollis, Maine; married Mary Seavey September 30, 1798 in Alfred, Maine.
  v.   1024 James Cluff, born ca. 1781 in prob. Alfred, Maine; died August 5, 1826; married Martha; born ca. 1783; died Unknown.
  More About 1024 James Cluff:
Cause of Death: consumption
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226,338-339

  Notes for Martha:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 338:
1024--JAMES (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, John), Born at Alfred, Maine about 1781; died August 5, 1826 at 45 years, of consumption (Cong'l. Ch. rec). In 1807 Alfred Court history records that James Cluff beat the drum while the judge was ushered in. James would be about 26 years of age at this time and was beginning to take a prominent part in town affairs. He married Martha ______. She m2) Benjamin Sayward. Sayward Genealogy gives: Benjamin Sayward, son of James and Amy (Joy) Sayward of Shapleigh, previously of Parsonsfield, m.2) Martha Clouff, December 11, 1830. They had one son, Charles Marquis who died young.
1912 Benjamin, unm. d. 1833 of consumption (Methodist Church records)
pg 339:
1913 Nathan
1914 Mary
(Children all minors at time of father's death and under guardianship of Benjamin J. Herrick).

  More About Martha:
Misc: December 11, 1830, m. (2) Benjamin Sayward
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg338

  vi.   1025 Lydia Cluff, born ca. 1782 in prob. Alfred, Maine; died October 29, 1811; married Samuel Low Raymond December 5, 1798; born ca. 1776 in of Lyman, Maine; died Unknown.
  Notes for 1025 Lydia Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 339:
1025--LYDIA (Samuel--5--4--3--2, John) Born at Alfred about 1782 She died October 29, 1811, aged 29 years. On
December 5, 1798 she married Samuel Low Raymond of Lyman, Maine (Alfred Records, Vol. 1, gives on Page 395, Samuel L. Ramon of Coxhall & Liddy Cloff of Alfred. Pub. Nov. 25, 1798.)
NOTE. The great-great granddaughter of Lydia (Cluff) Raymond was our genealogist and board member of the John Clough Genealogical Society, Miss N. Josephine Sweet of Blue Hill, Maine. She passed away October 2, 1950 at a Bangor, Maine nursing home, after giving years of untiring research to our cause.

  More About 1025 Lydia Cluff:
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226

  More About Samuel Low Raymond:
Misc: m. (2) Elizabeth Weymouth
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 339

  vii.   1026 Simon Cluff, born ca. 1784 in prob. Alfred, Maine; died 1824; married Sally Parole November 30, 1805; born ca. 1786 in of Alfred, Maine; died Aft. 1824.
  Notes for 1026 Simon Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 339-340:
1026--SIMON (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel Samuel, John), Born about 1784 died 1824; married November 30, 1805 Sally Parole of Alfred, Me. (Alfred rec.); residence Parsonsfield. The only mention of Simon in Alfred records, aside from his marriage, is September 16, 1805 when he signed a petition for the settlement of Rev. Mr. Brown. She probably married (2) Elder Levi Chadbourne of Effingham, N. H., March 1837.
About the time of his marriage, the following is noted:
Simon Cluff of the district of Alfred, Joiner, a minor who prosecutes this suit by Samuel Cluff of said Alfred,
gentleman, his guardian and next friend, Plaintiff against Noah Hubbard of Wells in said county, yeoman, for note dated
Sept. 1803, $40.00 in 12 mos. with interest till paid. Court awarded $47.43 to Simon.
pg 340:
Sept. 6, 1805.
Census of 1860 for Parsonsfield gives: (Probably Simon--7)
Simon Clough, 48, farmer. Valuation $1101
Susan 48
Betsey J. (Sewing)
Simon N. 19 shoemaker
George A. 10
David W. 7

  More About 1026 Simon Cluff:
Occupation: joiner
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226, 339-340

  More About Sally Parole:
Misc: m. (2) ?Levi Chadbourne of Effingham, NH
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 339

  viii.   1027 Nicholas Cluff, born ca. 1786 in prob. Alfred, Maine; died February 1827 in Parsonfield, Maine; married Hannah Taylor June 27, 1812; born ca. 1793; died March 27, 1890 in Springvale, Maine.
  Notes for 1027 Nicholas Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 340:
1027--NICHOLAS (Samuel--5~3--2, John), Born probably at Alfred, Maine about 1786; died at Parsonsfield, Maine in February, 1827. On June 27, 1812 he married Hannah Taylor, daughter of Elder Taylor and Mehitable Smith (?). She married (2nd) Simon Haines and died at Springvale, Maine on March 27, 1890, aged 97 years, 8 months, 24 days. Nicholas was a farmer at Parsonsfield where he owned 108 acres in the north section near the New Hampshire line.
Refer to Proprietors' Map of Parsonsfield, for Lot 110, Range 6. Book, 104,. Page 55. Nov. 11, 1812. Abraham Towle and Thomas Leavitt to Nicholas Cluff of Parsonsfield, joiner, for $140, lot of land in Parsonsfield, being one undivided half of Lot 110, Range 6, "bounds north by road leading from Simon Moore's dwelling to Middle road so called, east by land of Josiah Colcord, south by land of John Swett, west by Simon Moore, 108 Acres.

  More About 1027 Nicholas Cluff:
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226

  More About Hannah Taylor:
Father: Elder Taylor
Misc: m. (2) Simon Haines
Mother: Mehitable Smith (?)
Source 1: Clough Geneal., FTM CD113,1952, pg 340

  ix.   1028 Nathan Cluff, born ca. 1790 in prob. Alfred, Maine; died Bet. 1816 - 1820.
  Notes for 1028 Nathan Cluff:
The Genealogy of the Descendants of JOHN CLOUGH of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Published by THE JOHN CLOUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc.. 1952. Eva Clough Spear, Editor, pg 341:
1028--NATHAN (Samuel--5--4--3--2, John), son of Samuel and Lucy (Wakefield) Cluff, birth not known; died before 1820 and after 1816, when he bought property in Alfred and Lyman, originally part of his father's; a mariner; not sure of his marriage; wife and children not living, when he died. but he owned land and a house; residence Alfred Father Samuel inherited his property. "There was a Nathan of Alfred, married Abigail Moulton of Lyman, 1815. Might have been this Nathan and both died." (Miss Sweet's judgment.)

  More About 1028 Nathan Cluff:
Occupation: mariner
Source 1: FTM CD113, Clough, 1952, pg 226, 341

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