Descendants of William Read Reed

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILLIAM READ1 REED1 was born March 24, 1699/00 in Norwich, New London, CT, and died August 11, 1773 in Topsham, ME. He married MARY 1716. She was born Abt. 1692 in Probably Ireland, and died August 11, 1768 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for WILLIAM READ REED:

V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME. This is probably the READ progenitor from Ireland, since John, was born in Ireland, as also brothers David & William (Jr.?).

 

In the 1790 census a William Read is listed as having two boys under 16, and 5 females, but this William probably is his son, and recorded as selling "part of Lots 2 and 3" to John REED. In this last ref. The family is of Irish descent. Three brothers David, John, and William (probably, Jr.) settled in Topsham with their father abt. 1731. (Ref.: History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, by Wheeler & Wheeler.)

 

In the The Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800, p65: William REED, late of Topsham. David REED, of Topsham, Adm'r, 19 Oct 1773. [I, 260.] Israel DAVIS and Andrew McFARLAND, sureties. The record gives the authorization to David READ to administrate the property & debits of William READ who died intestate.

 

"Maine Families in 1790" by Ruth Gray, Vol 2, p.205: ".. Charity REED, dau of William and Mary REED, who came from Ireland to Topsham."

 

In "The Register of Derry Cathedral (S. Columb's) Parish of Templemore, Londonderry, (Ulster, Ireland) 1642-1703" there is a 17 Jan 1694 baptism record for a William READ, son of Richard & Jeane READ, and also a 10 Oct 1692 baptism for Jeane READ, dau of Richard & Jeane READE.

 

In the July 1728 records of Baptism for the Kittery Point Church there is the following record: #352 John REED, #353 William REED, #354 Sara REED. This may not be the same REED family as above. NEHGR vol. 151, p.231 1997.

 

A Wm. Read, son of Abigail Kendall (his cousin) and Capt. William Read/Reed (and, yes, I have the ancestry) was born 1693 in Lexington. [Lorelei Gustafson >INTERNET: lgus@jetlink.net]

 

There is also the following William, (from IGI Batch #: 457482): MARRIAGE OF William REED/Mary RICHMOND; 8 Jun 1721; Taunton, Bristol, MA. Also, there is the following William: William READ b. 9 Sep 1699 Assonet, Bristol, MA son of John & Mary (PEARCE) READ; IGI Batch #: 457863.

 

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Here lies the body of Mr. William Reed, Died Aug. 11, 1773, a. 82 years P Mr. William Reed, 1773 (On second stone)

 

From Glen Read.... March 7, 2000

 

It appears that William and Mary Read arrived in Topsham from Ireland in about 1719, along with their son, John, who had just been born. John went on to become a noted military figure in the region, rising to the rank of Lt. Col. David was apparently born in Topsham, but I haven't found the date. For quite some time I was thinking that William Read had to be either one of the Woburn (Massachusetts) Reads (from the William Read born in 1587) or the Weymouth (MA) Reads, from the William Read born around 1600. But neither of these lines was panning out. Now I know that I'll need to check the early 1700's immigration records from Ireland instead. By the way, William Read was born about 1691, according to "History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell" in the Family Histories chapter. However, I've found that they've gotten some of the items mixed up. They claim that Ann Rodgers (often referred to as "Anna Rogers", but correctly identified in her father's will) married Benjamin Kendall, but that was her sister, Jean. It also claims that David (born around 1737) and William (born around 1691) were brothers. Another publication, which tells about John Read's life, says that he came to Topsham with his father, so that seems to be the correct story. It's good to get some clarity about some issues, even though it seems to have been a waste of time to search through links that never existed.

 

Son of William READ and Anna STARK IGI Batch #: 456526. William READ m. 30 April 1724, Norwich, New London, CT Mary CASWELL IGI Batch #: 458319.

 

Topsham was a Colony of Massachusetts ....

 

William and his wife sailed from Ireland with their three children -- settled in Topsham.

 

More About WILLIAM READ REED:

Born 2: 1691

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for MARY:

Mary was 76 when she died. V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham.

 

More About MARY:

Burial: Aft. August 11, 1768, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Immigration: 1719

Children of WILLIAM REED and MARY are:

2. i. JOHN WILLIAM2 READ, b. Abt. 1719, Ireland; d. January 12, 1795, Topsham, ME.

ii. MARY READ, b. 1723; m. DAVID STANWOOD; b. 1721, Brunswick, ME; d. June 13, 1752, Brunswick, ME.

3. iii. ELIZABETH READ, b. 1729, Ireland; d. October 06, 1819.

4. iv. CHARITY READ, b. 1733, Topsham, ME; d. July 21, 1782, Topsham, ME.

5. v. JR. WILLIAM REED, b. April 18, 1733, Brunswick, Maine; d. November 10, 1808, Topsham, ME.

6. vi. DAVID READ, b. 1737, Topsham, Hancock, ME; d. 1809, Orono, ME.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN WILLIAM2 READ (WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1719 in Ireland, and died January 12, 1795 in Topsham, ME. He married (1) HANNAH SAVAGE. She was born 1724, and died October 08, 1746. He married (2) SUSANNA STANWOOD Bet. January 20, 1746/47 - January 1747/48 in Topsham, ME, daughter of EBENEZER STANWOOD and JEAN JANE. She was born April 17, 1727 in Topsham, ME, and died February 22, 1799 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM READ:

V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME. This John REED is reported to have come from Ireland (private record, Early History of Topsham, by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland). "Old" John REED had two wives. John REED was a Selectman of

Topsham for 1764. In 1768 John REED and John FULTON were chosen a committee to obtain a minister and school master for that year. In 1746 John REED was a Corporal in William Burn's Company, serving 16 weeks and 5 days and paid 40 shilling, 10d. per month.

 

In the The Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800, p258: Will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795 [VI, 93-94.] Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, John Rogers and Joseph Bowker, all of Georgetown, 14 June 1795, Pounds 976:13:2. [VI, 182-2.]

 

Intentions of Marriage in Brunswick, ME 1740-1764: 1747/8, Jan 20 John REED, of a place called Topsum and Mrs. Susannah Stanwood where a note says: On these old records females were often called "Mrs." who were not widows.

 

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Mr. John Reed, 1795 (back stone)

 

John first married Hannah Savage who died 8 Oct 1746 at the age of 22. On 20 Jan 1747/1748 when John was 28, he second married Susanna Stanwood, daughter of Ebenezer Stanwood & Jane, in Topsham, ME. Born on 17 Apr 1727. Susanna died in Topsham, ME on 22 Feb 1799; she was 71.

 

More About JOHN WILLIAM READ:

Burial: Aft. January 12, 1795, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for SUSANNA STANWOOD:

Susanna m. John REED as MRS. Susanna Stanwood of Brunswick, ME. Intentions only in Topsham -- prob. m. in Brunswick. V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Topsham church record of "The Church of Christ, Congregational, organiized July 1788.

 

Intentions of Marriage in Brunswick, ME 1740-1764: 1747/8, Jan 20 John REED, of a place called Topsum and Mrs. Susannah Stanwood where a note says: On these old records females were often called "Mrs." who were not widows. Maine Historical Magazine, by Joseph Porter p. [816].

 

In the The Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800, p342: Susanna REED, late of Topsham, widow. Samuel WILSON, Adm'r, 29 Oct 1799. Inventory by Jonathan ELLIOS and William RANDALL, both of Topsham, and Samuel TIBBETS, of Bowdoinham, 1 Nov 1799, $128. Willaim RANDALL and Arthur HUNTER, both of Topsham, commissioners to examine claims, 28 Jan 1800. [Unrecorded.] Distribution ordered 9 Aug 1802. [VIII, 131.]

Children of JOHN READ and SUSANNA STANWOOD are:

7. i. JOHN3 REED, b. Abt. 1747, Ireland; d. October 20, 1797, Topsham, ME.

ii. JANE READ, b. Abt. 1749; m. JOSEPH FOSTER, January 25, 1770, Topsham, ME; b. 1744, Topsham, MA.

 

Notes for JANE READ:

Jane received six shillings in her father's will, probated 29 May 1795, in which her husband surname is given as "FOSTER", instead of "PORTER". This clears up a confusion in the Topsham VR.

 

From Glen Read, 1998

 

Notes for JOSEPH FOSTER:

Of Topsham. V.R. of Topsham to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

iii. SUSANNA REED, b. 1754; d. January 01, 1790.

 

Notes for SUSANNA REED:

Unmarried. Jane received six shillings in her father's will, probated 29 May 1795.

 

8. iv. MARTHA READ, b. Abt. 1756, Topsham, ME; d. February 25, 1844, Topsham, ME.

v. ELIZABETH REED, b. 1758, Topsham, ME; d. Bet. 1795 - 1799; m. JOHN SOULE, Bet. 1795 - 1799.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH REED:

Elizabeth REED is given "one Milch Cow one feather bed and bed Cloaths, --" in her father's will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795.

 

vi. MARGARET REED, b. 1758, Topsham, ME; m. ROBERT JACK, Bet. 1795 - 1799, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for MARGARET REED:

Margaret REED is given "one Milch Cow one feather bed and bed Cloaths, --" in her father's will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795.

 

A marriage between Robert Jack and Diana Reed is recorded in Topsham, ME April 1782 ( see Rogers of Georgetown, ME by J. H. Drummond, 1894)????

 

vii. MARY REED, b. Abt. December 11, 1761; m. SAMUEL WILSON, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for MARY REED:

Mary received six shillings in her father's will, probated 29 May 1795.

 

viii. CHARITY REED, b. 1765, Topsham, ME; m. (1) BENJAMIN RANDALL, Abt. November 08, 1783, Topsham, ME; b. October 13, 1760, Topsham, ME; d. July 06, 1785; m. (2) PRESCOTT, Aft. 1785; m. (3) JOHN HERN, Abt. 1790.

 

Notes for CHARITY REED:

A John HERN is listed as living on Lot # 13 of Topsham in 1802. Charity REED is given "one Milch Cow one feather bed and bed Cloaths, --" in her father's will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN RANDALL:

Of Topsham. Lost at sea a day or two after marriage. (Private record, Early

History of Topsham, by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society,

Portland).

 

Marriage Notes for CHARITY REED and BENJAMIN RANDALL:

Apparently, Benjamin was Charity's brother-in-law, for her sister Martha had married his brother Joseph earlier.

 

Notes for PRESCOTT:

He ran off from his spouse, Charity Reed.

 

Notes for JOHN HERN:

Of Ireland, and the later of Whitefield. Scrapbook of Mary Pelham Hill.

A John HERN is listed as living as living on Lot # 13 of Topsham in 1802.

 

ix. HANNAH REED, b. 1766, Topsham, ME; m. ROBERT POTTER, January 14, 1794, Topsham, ME; b. Bowdoin, ME.

 

Notes for HANNAH REED:

Hannah REED is given "one Milch Cow one feather bed and bed Cloaths, --" in her father's will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795.

 

x. DAVID REED, b. 1767, Topsham, ME; d. October 19, 1795; m. JENNY DUNLAP, February 12, 1795, Brunswick, ME2; b. Brunswick, ME.

 

Notes for DAVID REED:

David is given " one hundred and forty-five acres of land, described as followeth viz. all the front of the lots Number 5 and 6 between Merimeeting Bay and Muddy River that I have not before disposed of by Deed, and forty five acres of Land out of the aforesaid lots on the North Side of Muddy River together with all my Personal Estate of every Sort.--" in his father's will, dated 21 April 1781, probated 29 May 1795.

 

Apparently David died before 19 Oct 1795 and a very complicated probate process ensued as outlined in The Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800 p261: David REED late of Topsham. Jane widow, relinquished administration, 19 Oct 1795. Samuel DUNLAP, of Brunswick, Adm'r, 20 Oct 1795. [VI, 105.] John FULTON and John JAMESON, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by John MERRILL, William RANDALL and James FULTON, all of Topsham, 22 Oct 1795, $1333.33; additional inventory 8 Mar 1796, $56.36. [VIII, 7-8.] Accounts filed 5 Jan 1798 and 4 Jan 1799. [VIII, 8 to 10.] Division of personal estate among widow, mother, Jane wife of Joseph FOSTER, Martha, wife of Joseph RANDALL, Hannah, wife of Robert POTTER, Margaret, wife of Robert JACK, Elizabeth, wife of John SOULE, Charlotte (probably Charity), wife of John HERRIN (probably HERN), the representatives of Samuel WILSON and wife, deceased, and the representatives of John REED, deceased, 4 Jan 1799. [VIII, 10-11.]

 

Intentions of Marriage in Brunswick, ME 1740-1764: 1758 Dec 23 David REED of Topsham and Margaret Dunning Maine Historical Magazine, by Joseph Porter p. [824].

 

Notes for JENNY DUNLAP:

Of Brunswick, ME. Intentions of marriage 3 Jan 1795. V.R. of Topsham, ME.

 

 

3. ELIZABETH2 READ (WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born 1729 in Ireland, and died October 06, 1819. She married WILLIAM STANWOOD January 07, 1748/49 in Brunswick, ME, son of EBENEZER STANWOOD and JANE. He was born April 17, 1727, and died July 17, 1797.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH READ:

Intentions of Marriage in Brunswick, ME 1740-1764; William STANWOOD (of Brunswick) and Elizabeth REED of Topsham.

 

This is the only evidence so far of this Elizabeth REED, but her marriage date and place make this the only choice! Also note the marriage of her "brother" John to a Mrs. Susannah STANWOOD.

 

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH READ and WILLIAM STANWOOD:

William was the brother of Susanna Stanwood who married her brother John.

Children of ELIZABETH READ and WILLIAM STANWOOD are:

i. WILLIAM3 STANWOOD, b. August 31, 1749; d. July 07, 1797; m. ELIZABETH; b. Abt. 1750; d. October 06, 1819.

ii. THOMAS STANWOOD, b. September 02, 1753.

iii. DAVID STANWOOD, b. April 15, 1755.

iv. JEAN STANWOOD, b. December 25, 1757.

v. SAMUEL STANWOOD, b. February 05, 1759.

vi. PHILLIP STANWOOD, b. January 18, 1761.

vii. JAMES STANWOOD, b. February 28, 1763.

viii. MARGARET STANWOOD, b. January 08, 1765; m. WILLIAM GIVEN; b. 1760, Brunswick, ME; d. 1837.

ix. ELIZABETH STANWOOD, b. April 08, 1767; d. June 11, 1844.

 

 

4. CHARITY2 READ (WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born 1733 in Topsham, ME, and died July 21, 1782 in Topsham, ME. She married JAMES MUSTARD Abt. December 12, 1752 in Topsham, ME. He was born Abt. 1726 in Scotland, and died August 16, 1793 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for CHARITY READ:

Apparently this Charity was the daughter of William Reed, but there is no definitive record. The only records on her that I have seen is her marriage to James Mustard and her death as his wife (V.R. of Topsham).

 

More About CHARITY READ:

Burial: Aft. July 21, 1782, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for JAMES MUSTARD:

Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol 2, p.205: Prehaps the son of James MUSTARD, master of the ship Rhuaman which came to York 1733. James was a Capt. in the Rev. Family data from his family Bible as recorded in V.R. of Topsham, ME. His will dated 25 May 1792, probated 12 May 1794, Lin. Co. Probate 39:40.

 

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Capt. James Mustard who died Aug; 16, 1793, aged 68 yrs., He was a woodmaker of ?. His children confe(?) this ? placed here as a small token of their sincere love to him who tho' died will ever live in their affection (revolutionary marker)

 

* 0In memory of Margaret Mustard who died Sept. 25th 1791, aged 28 years N

* In Memory of Mrs. Charity Mustard, wife of Mr. James Mustard, died July 21, 1782, age 49 years

* Here lied buried the body of Mr. John Mustard, died Feb. 21, 1779, age 25 years

* Here lies the body of Mr. William Mustard, died July cy 7th, 1775, age 20 years (rev.marker)

* In Memory of Mr. James Mustard, died April 5, 1784 in the 27th year

* In Memory of Samuel Mustard, died Oct. 13, 1791 aged 21 years

 

More About JAMES MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Children of CHARITY READ and JAMES MUSTARD are:

i. JOHN3 MUSTARD, b. 1753, Topsham, ME; d. February 21, 1779, Topsham, ME; m. ABIGAIL RANDALL, January 22, 1778; b. December 13, 1756.

 

Notes for JOHN MUSTARD:

Lin. Co. Probate 2:97.

 

More About JOHN MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

More About ABIGAIL RANDALL:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

ii. WILLIAM MUSTARD, b. May 01, 1755, Topsham, ME; d. July 07, 1775, Revolutionary War.

 

More About WILLIAM MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

9. iii. JAMES MUSTARD, b. June 08, 1757, Topsham, ME; d. April 05, 1784.

10. iv. MARY MUSTARD, b. November 01, 1759, Topsham, ME; d. October 06, 1811, Bowdoin, ME.

v. MARGARET MUSTARD, b. April 02, 1763, Topsham, ME; d. September 25, 1791, Topsham, ME.

 

More About MARGARET MUSTARD:

Burial: Aft. September 25, 1791, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

vi. DAVID MUSTARD, b. April 28, 1765, Topsham, ME; d. May 09, 1794, Bowdoinham, ME; m. ELIZABETH STINSON, July 28, 1786, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for DAVID MUSTARD:

 

He is called 'deceased' in his father's will but with heirs.

 

More About DAVID MUSTARD:

Died 2: Bef. May 25, 1792, Bowdoinham, ME

 

11. vii. CAPT. CHARLES MUSTARD, b. September 03, 1767, Topsham, ME; d. May 02, 1812.

viii. SAMUEL MUSTARD, b. April 20, 1770, Topsham, ME; d. October 13, 1791.

 

More About SAMUEL MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

ix. JOSEPH MUSTARD, b. September 29, 1772, Topsham, ME; d. August 1833, Bowdoinham, ME; m. AGNES FULTON, March 04, 1793; b. Abt. 1769; d. April 1843, Bowdoinham, ME.

x. CHARITY MUSTARD, b. February 18, 1775, Topsham, ME; m. SAMUEL WHITE, November 18, 1794.

 

Notes for CHARITY MUSTARD:

Not in her father's will.

 

 

5. JR. WILLIAM2 REED (WILLIAM READ1) was born April 18, 1733 in Brunswick, Maine, and died November 10, 1808 in Topsham, ME. He married MARY DUNNING Abt. September 08, 1754 in Topsham, ME, daughter of JAMES DUNNING and MARY LITHGOW. She was born April 18, 1733 in Brunswick, ME, and died September 29, 1800 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for JR. WILLIAM REED:

William was apparently born just before his parents and family sailed to North America.

 

V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

William REED, Jr. was a Selectman of Topsham for 1771. William REED, JR. was in Captain Adam Hunter's Company and "Alarm" List for 1757. "Had land in the East End of Topsham, Me, in 1752. Of truly sterling qualities. A Sergeant in Capt. William Lithgow"s Company. A sturdy and patriotic citizen."

 

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In Memory of Mr. William Reed who died Nov. 10, 1808 at age 78. In Memory of Mrs. Mary Reed, wife of Mr. William Reed who died Oct. 1800, aged 68 years.

 

Research: Petition for incorporation of Topsham Dec. 21, 1763 signed by Wm. Reed junr., John Reed, William Reed, David Reed, John Orr, Adam Hunter, Ezra Randall, John Patten, James Mustard, James Hunter. First town meeting May 9, 1764. John Reed selectman.

 

More About JR. WILLIAM REED:

Burial: November 15, 1808, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for MARY DUNNING:

Of Brunswick, ME. Intentions only in Topsham -- prob. m. in Brunswick.

V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Topsham church record of "The Church of Christ, Congregational, organized July 1788.

 

Second Generation (from http://ww w.mint.net/~adung/genealogy/dunning/i0000043.htm)

 

2. James2 Dunning (Andrew1) (#43) was born in Ashburton, Devon, England 1691. James died 8

June 1752 in Brunswick, ME, at 60 years of age.

 

He married Martha Lithgow. (Martha Lithgow is #174.) Martha is the daughter of Robert

Lithgow and Janet McCurdy.

 

James Dunning and Martha Lithgow had the following children:

 

8 i. Mary3 Dunning (#176) was born 18 Apr 1733. She married William Reid 1754. (William Reid is #184.)

 

+ 9 ii. Andrew Dunning was born 18 Apr 1745.

 

+ 10 iii. Robert Dunning was born 10 January 1730/31.

 

11 iv. Susanna Dunning (#177) was born 17 March 1735/36. She married Mathew Patten.

(Mathew Patten is #185.) Mathew was born in of Biddeford.

 

+ 12 v. James Dunning was born 31 July 1738.

 

13 vi. Margaret Dunning (#179) was born 15 November 1740. She married Thomas Campbell. (Thomas Campbell is #186.) Thomas was born in of No. Yarmouth.

 

+ 14 vii. William Dunning was born 4 March 1742/43.

 

+ 15 viii. David Dunning was born 16 December 1749.

 

+ 16 ix. John Dunning was born 8 March 1753.

 

6. David2 Dunning (Andrew1) (#16) was born in Olsten, Wexford County, Ireland 1706. David

died 14 Aug 1793 in Brunswick.

 

He married Mary Todd in Boston, MA, 5 December 1735. (Mary Todd is #17.) Mary was born

in Londonderry, N.H.(?). Mary was the daughter of John Todd and Rachael Nelson Todd. Mary

died 16 Aug 1784.

 

David Dunning and Mary Todd had the following children:

 

+ 27 i. Andrew3 Dunning was born 9 November 1736.

 

+ 28 ii. John Dunning was born 19 September 1738.

 

+ 29 iii. Mary Dunning was born 22 October 1740.

 

30 iv. Elizabeth Dunning (#48) was born in Brunswick, ME 29 November 1742. Elizabeth

Died 8 June 1747 in Brunswick, at 4 years of age.

 

+ 31 v. Margaret Dunning was born 11 February 1744/45.

 

32 vi. David Dunning (#50) was born in Brunswick 29 September 1747. David died 18

October 1747 in Brunswick, Me, at less than one year of age.

 

33 vii. Jennet Dunning (#51) was born in Brunswick 29 January 1748/49. Jennet died 11

March 1786 at 37 years of age. She married John Dunlap 1 January 1774. (John Dunlap is

#212.) John was born 29 January 1737/38.

 

34 viii. Elizabeth Dunning (#215) was born 9 September 1751. Elizabeth died 29 February

1836 at 84 years of age. She married John Stackpole. (John Stackpole is #216.) John was born

in Somersworth, NH, of Harpswell 4 Aug 1749. John died 26 June 1829.

 

More About MARY DUNNING:

Burial: Aft. September 29, 1800, First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Children of WILLIAM REED and MARY DUNNING are:

i. JAMES3 READ, b. July 03, 1757, Topsham, ME; d. July 19, 1806, Topsham, ME; m. HANNAH MERRILL, October 23, 1781; b. Cumberland, ME.

ii. WILLIAM READ, b. August 29, 1759, Topsham, ME; d. Died at sea..

12. iii. JOHN READ, b. March 24, 1762, Topsham, ME; d. March 24, 1832.

iv. MARTHA READ, b. June 20, 1764, Clinton, Maine; d. 1842; m. WILLIAM JAMES HUNTER, July 26, 1783, Clinton, ME.

13. v. ROBERT READ, b. December 05, 1770, Topsham, ME; d. September 07, 1823.

14. vi. DAVID THOMAS READ, b. December 10, 1772; d. Aft. 1816.

vii. DAVID READ, b. August 17, 1775; d. June 20, 1843; m. ELIZABETH RANDELL, October 20, 1796, Topsham, ME; b. November 28, 1779, Topsham, ME; d. October 04, 1852.

 

 

6. DAVID2 READ (WILLIAM READ1 REED)3 was born 1737 in Topsham, Hancock, ME, and died 1809 in Orono, ME. He married ANN DIANTHA RODGERS June 02, 1759 in Georgetown, ME, daughter of WILLIAM RODGERS and DIANA RANKIN. She was born May 06, 1741 in Topsham, Georgetown, ME.

 

Notes for DAVID READ:

Batch #: 1903584, Source Call #: Around 1806 a David Read is mentioned as having the Orono, ME offices: Surveyor of Highways, and Surveyor of Lumber. At that time this David would have been 69 years old.

 

The town of Orono was incorporated March 12, 1806, the act of incorporation being approved by Caleb Strong, then Governor of Massachusetts. Richard Winslow, a Justice of the Peace, living at Old Town village, issued a warrant for the meeting to organize the new town, to be held at the house of Capt.

David Reed, in Stillwater village, on the 7th day of April 1806 (The Town of Old Town, by David Norton, Esq.).

 

Topsham, ME was the major northern development, before the end of the English conflict with the French and Indians (1759/1760). After that time settlers moved further North and this family went to Orono, ME by 1806. In 1806, the town of Orono was in the process of the separation of the State of Maine from Massachusetts. In 1757 David was listed as part of Captain Adam Hunter's Company & "Alarm List". In Topsham, David was licensed by the Court of Sesions as an Innholder 1762, 1763, 1764, 1766, 1767, 1772, 1773, & 1774, and as a retailer in 1771. He was one of the Committee of Correspondence in 1776; A Lieut. David Reed in 1781 and a Capt. David Reed 1783 are also recorded on the Committee. David was a Lieut. under Capt. Acter PATTEN at the Bagaduce; and removed to the Penobscot about 1790. He was one of the first settlers in Orono and built the first mills there.

 

Marriage to "Anna" Rogers is recorded in Private Record, from Early History of Topsham by Moses WOODMAN, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland. Also, in this same Private Record, there is some kind of notation that Col. John Reed (m. to Mrs Rachel Thorn 20 Mar 1769), is a nephew of David, and son of John who came from Ireland! In other words, the John Reed (father of Col. John Reed) was the brother of David and came from Ireland! In this last ref. The family is of Irish descent. Three brothers David, John and William (probably, Jr.) settled in Topsham about 1731.

 

In "ME Families in 1790", v 2, p233, by Ruth Gray (1990): David READ, b. Topsham son of William and Mary READ (DAR Lineage Book 79:252): died Orono bet. 1808 when he signed a deed and 1810 USC: m. int. Georgetown 2 June 1759 Anna Rogers, b. there 6 May 1741 dau of William & Diana (RANKIN) ROGERS (VR). David was a Topsham innkeeper, served in the Rev. at Bagaduce. In 1793 he moved to Colburntown, now Orono, where he built a mill on the south end of Marsh Island.

 

In the The Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800, p65: William REED, late of Topsham. David REED, of Topsham, Adm'r, 19 Oct 1773. [I, 260.] Israel DAVIS and Andrew McFARLAND, sureties. The record gives the authorization to David READ to administrate the property & debits of William

READ who died intestate. This should give additional credence that David was indeed the son of William.

 

From the 1990 DAR Patriot Index, we do find: REED: READ, RHEAD, REID, RIETH: "David Sr. b. a 1740 MA, d p 1790 MA, m. Diantha (Anna) Rogers, Capt. MA"

 

I've been able to find confirmation of David Read's identity in "Maine Families in 1790 - Volume 2", pages 232-233. This is good! Here is the article (almost in its entirety)-

 

David Read was born in Topsham Township, Lincoln County (date of birth unavailable) to William and Mary Read. He died between 1808 and 1810. He married Anna Rogers on June 2, 1759 in Georgetown (Maine?). Anna was born in Georgetown on May 6, 1741, the daughter of William Rogers and Diana Rankin Rogers. David was an innkeeper in Topsham. During the Revolutionary War he served at Bagaduce. After the revolution, he and his family moved to Colburnton, Maine, which was later renamed to Orono. There he built a mill on the south end of Marsh Island.

 

This was contributed by-

James B. Vickery

79 Broadway

Bangor ME 04401

 

Since there were at least 19 Read children born in the first 15 years of 1800, it may be possible that we could get some of them matched to the families that stayed in the Orono area (at least until 1815). If you give your permission, I'll fax the report to you tomorrow morning at your office fax number.

 

David Read, according to "Supplement to the Read Family History" from Glen Read is that he became an innkeeper in Topsham and had to be licensed by the Court of Sessions. He received his license on May 26, 1761 and had to renew it annually. In 1771, he received a license to be a retailer, but this lasted only a year. Then he returned to inn keeping into the mid-1770's. Then came the Revolutionary War.

 

David was appointed as a lieutenant under Captain Astor Patten, and was part of the Penobscot expedition. During his military career he rost to the rank of Captain and served on the Committee of Correspondence and Safety. During this time he found the Penobscot River to be attractive and later moved his family there and bought parcels of land on the west bank of the river, on Marsh Island. He granted two of the plots to his sons, George and William. Marsh Island was named after John Marsh, one of the first settlers of the area and who owned the island in the late 1600's.

 

More About DAVID READ:

Occupation: Innkeeper

 

Notes for ANN DIANTHA RODGERS:

Birth record is in "ME Families in 1790", v 2, p233, by Ruth Gray (1990).

Children of DAVID READ and ANN RODGERS are:

15. i. DEINA3 READ, b. July 12, 1760, Topsham, ME; d. 1818.

ii. MARY READ, b. July 08, 1762, Topsham, ME; m. NATHANIEL HINKLEY, June 05, 1781, Topsham, ME; b. August 04, 1755.

 

Notes for MARY READ:

V.R. of Topsham, ME. A Mrs. Hinkley is shown living on Lot # 1 in Topsham in 1802.

 

More About NATHANIEL HINKLEY:

Resided: Brunswick, ME.

 

iii. MARGARET READ, b. August 20, 1764, Topsham, Hancock, Maine; m. (1) ROBERT JACK, 1782; m. (2) CAPT. ENOCH SAMSON, Abt. July 21, 1787, Topsham, ME; b. Of Bowdoinham, ME..

 

Notes for MARGARET READ:

Batch #: 1903584, Source Call #: V.R. of Topsham, ME. Married to Robert Jack, 1782; according to Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol 2, p.233.

 

Notes for CAPT. ENOCH SAMSON:

 

iv. ANNA READ, b. July 22, 1766, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for ANNA READ:

V.R. of Topsham, ME.

 

16. v. DAVID READ, b. March 07, 1767, Topsham, Sagadahoc Co., ME; d. September 18, 1858, Pomeroy, Meigs Co., OH.

17. vi. CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAVID READ, b. Abt. 1773, Colbourton Plantation of Orono, ME; d. 1816, Orono, ME.

18. vii. GEORGE READ, b. Abt. 1776, Topsham, Hancock, Maine; d. Abt. 1836, San Francisco, CA.

19. viii. JOHN READ, b. July 17, 1779, Topsham, Hancock, ME; d. November 17, 1865, Orono, ME.

ix. LAVINIA READ, b. May 07, 1781; d. Aft. September 1865; m. ETHAN CHANDLER, April 10, 1810.

 

Notes for LAVINIA READ:

Birth record is in "ME Families in 1790", and marriage, reference given to "George Chandler, Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, [1883]". Mentioned in the will of her brother John READ 15 Sep 1865.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

7. JOHN3 REED (JOHN WILLIAM2 READ, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1747 in Ireland, and died October 20, 1797 in Topsham, ME. He married RACHEL THORNE March 20, 1769 in Topsham, ME. She was born Abt. 1746, and died September 10, 1827 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for JOHN REED:

John grew up to be a renowned military leader in the region, rising to the rank of Colonel before his retirement, shortly before his death in 1797 at the age of 50.

 

John was a Capt. in the "late" American War, where he served with reputation until obliged to retire in consequence of a wound received in an action a little preceeding the capture of Gen. Burgoine and army. He so far recovered his health and activity he was elected 1776 to, and sustained the office of Lt. Col. V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME. Ref.: History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, by Wheeler & Wheeler.

 

In the Probate Records of Lincoln County ME 1760-1800, p339: John REED, late of Topsham. Rachel REED, of Topsham, widow, Adm'x, 18 Aug 1798. [IX, 14.] David PATTEN, of Thomaston, and Levi PETERSON, of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Alexander ROGERS, Arthur HUNTER and Benjamin JONES PORTER, all of Topsham, 1 Feb 1799, $3599.58. [VIII, 17-18.]

 

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

John Reed, Esq. 1797 (back stone), (Rev. marker) . Mrs. Rachel Reed, relict of Col. John Reed, Died Sept. 10, 1827 Pics of marker with all that stuff about john from book.

 

June 28, 2000

 

More About JOHN REED:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for RACHEL THORNE:

Of Topsham, V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME.

 

More About RACHEL THORNE:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Children of JOHN REED and RACHEL THORNE are:

i. JANE4 REED, b. Abt. 1749; m. DAVID STINSON.

ii. HANNAH REED, b. 1769; d. 1828; m. DAVID PATTEN.

 

Notes for HANNAH REED:

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Reed, wife of Capt. David Patten, who died May 6, 1828, aet 58 P Y

 

More About HANNAH REED:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for DAVID PATTEN:

From scrap book of Mary Pelham Hill.

 

iii. LUCY REED, b. Abt. 1772; m. CAPT. EDWARD KELLERAN, December 06, 1803, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for CAPT. EDWARD KELLERAN:

Of Portland. V.R. of Topsham to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

iv. MARY REED, b. Abt. 1773.

 

Notes for MARY REED:

Mary (Polly), of Topsham V.R. of Topsham to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

v. RACHEL REED, b. Abt. 1774; m. NEHEMIAH HARDING, December 10, 1807, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for RACHEL REED:

Of Topsham, ME V.R. of Topsham to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

Notes for NEHEMIAH HARDING:

Of Brunswick, ME V.R. of Topsham to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Also private record, Early History of Topsham by Moses Woodman, in the Maine Historical Society, Portland.

 

vi. THOMAS REED, b. Abt. 1775.

 

Notes for THOMAS REED:

Unmarried, lost at sea.

 

vii. EBENEZER REED, b. Abt. 1784; d. Bet. August 21, 1800 - August 1801, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for EBENEZER REED:

Of Topsham, V.R of Topsham, ME to the year 1892, by Mary Pelham Hill. Gravestone record First Parish Burying-ground, adjoining First Parish Church of Topsham, ME.

 

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

In Memory of Ebenesar Reed, son of John and Rachel Reed, d. Aug. 2(?),1804?)

 

More About EBENEZER REED:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

 

8. MARTHA3 READ (JOHN WILLIAM2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1756 in Topsham, ME, and died February 25, 1844 in Topsham, ME. She married JOSEPH RANDELL Abt. April 06, 1778 in Topsham, ME. He was born March 23, 1755 in Topsham, ME, and died August 07, 1792 in Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for MARTHA READ:

Martha received six shillings in her father's will, probated 29 May 1795, in which her husband surname is given as "RANDALL".

 

More About MARTHA READ:

Burial: Aft. February 25, 1844, Viola V. Coomb Harried Cemetery, Bowdoin, ME

 

More About JOSEPH RANDELL:

Burial: Aft. August 07, 1792, Viola V. Coomb Harried Cemetery, Bowdoin, ME

Child of MARTHA READ and JOSEPH RANDELL is:

i. PEGGY4 RANDELL, b. 1778; d. 1843.

 

 

9. JAMES3 MUSTARD (CHARITY2 READ, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born June 08, 1757 in Topsham, ME, and died April 05, 1784. He married PRISCILLA HINKLEY Abt. February 26, 1782. She was born in of Brunswick, ME..

 

More About JAMES MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Child of JAMES MUSTARD and PRISCILLA HINKLEY is:

i. CHARITY4 MUSTARD.

 

 

10. MARY3 MUSTARD (CHARITY2 READ, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born November 01, 1759 in Topsham, ME, and died October 06, 1811 in Bowdoin, ME. She married JAMES ROGERS July 24, 1780 in Topsham, ME, son of GEORGE ROGERS and MARGARET CAMPBELL. He was born January 06, 1757 in Georgetown, ME, and died February 26, 1835 in Bowdoin, ME.

 

Notes for JAMES ROGERS:

 

Details of James' family are in the "Maine Families in 1790" by Ruth Gray, Vol 2, p. 240.

Children of MARY MUSTARD and JAMES ROGERS are:

i. DINAH4 ROGERS, b. 1781.

ii. MARGARET ROGERS, b. April 17, 1783, Bowdoin, ME; d. Aft. 1850, Prob Windsor, ME; m. ISAAC LEONARD, October 09, 1802, Bowdoin, ME; b. November 24, 1779, Middleboro, MA; d. Bowdoin, ME.

iii. JAMES MUSTARD ROGERS, b. February 26, 1785, Bowdoin, ME; d. 1861; m. LUCY LEONARD; b. June 24, 1786, Middleboro, MA.

 

More About LUCY LEONARD:

Burial: Adams Cem., Bowdoin, ME

 

iv. GEORGE ROGERS, b. June 25, 1787, Bowdoin, ME; d. August 03, 1860, Bowdoin, ME; m. JANE POWERS; b. Abt. 1785; d. July 22, 1860.

v. CHARLES ROGERS, b. 1789.

vi. CHARITY ROGERS, b. 1791.

vii. ALEXANDER ROGERS, b. 1793.

viii. WILLIAM ROGERS, b. January 15, 1796, Bowdoin, ME.

ix. MARY ROGERS, b. 1798.

x. LOUISA ROGERS, b. 1800; d. 1869.

 

 

11. CAPT. CHARLES3 MUSTARD (CHARITY2 READ, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born September 03, 1767 in Topsham, ME, and died May 02, 1812. He married PEGGY FULTON September 15, 1795. She was born 1771, and died May 06, 1837.

 

Notes for CAPT. CHARLES MUSTARD:

 

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

Sacred is the Memory of Mrs. Margaret, widow of Capt. Charles Mustard, who

died May 6, 1837, aet 66 P

Charles Mustard, died Apr 24, 1869, aet 69 years P

To the Memory of Capt. Charles Mustard who died May 2, 184(?)2 aged (?),

(?)months P

 

More About CAPT. CHARLES MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

Notes for PEGGY FULTON:

 

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

Sacred is the Memory of Mrs. Margaret, widow of Capt. Charles Mustard, who

died May 6, 1837, aet 66 P

Charles Mustard, died Apr 24, 1869, aet 69 years P

To the Memory of Capt. Charles Mustard who died May 2, 184(?)2 aged (?),

(?)months P

 

More About PEGGY FULTON:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Child of CHARLES MUSTARD and PEGGY FULTON is:

i. CHARLES4 MUSTARD, b. Abt. 1800; d. April 24, 1869.

 

Notes for CHARLES MUSTARD:

 

FIRST PARISH BURYING GROUND IN TOPSHAM, MAINE 1998 INSCRIPTIONS

Sacred is the Memory of Mrs. Margaret, widow of Capt. Charles Mustard, who

died May 6, 1837, aet 66 P

Charles Mustard, died Apr 24, 1869, aet 69 years P

To the Memory of Capt. Charles Mustard who died May 2, 184(?)2 aged (?),

(?)months P

 

More About CHARLES MUSTARD:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

 

 

12. JOHN3 READ (WILLIAM2 REED, WILLIAM READ1) was born March 24, 1762 in Topsham, ME, and died March 24, 1832. He married LETTICE ORR July 02, 1785, daughter of JOSEPH ORR and LETTICE ELLIOTT. She was born Abt. 1763 in Ore Island, Harpswell, ME, and died 1854 in Harpswell Center, ME.

Children of JOHN READ and LETTICE ORR are:

i. JOSEPH4 READ, b. 1786.

ii. WILLIAM READ, b. 1788; m. FANNY DOBLE, May 24, 1832.

iii. MARY READ, b. 1790.

iv. LETTICE READ, b. 1792.

v. JOHN REED, b. 1795.

vi. CHARLES REED, b. 1797.

vii. SUSAN READ, b. 1807.

viii. ARTHUR REED, b. 1809.

 

 

13. ROBERT3 READ (WILLIAM2 REED, WILLIAM READ1) was born December 05, 1770 in Topsham, ME, and died September 07, 1823. He married HANNAH HOUSE August 03, 1809. She was born October 12, 1786 in Brunswick, ME, and died May 27, 1856.

 

More About ROBERT READ:

Burial: First Parish Burying Ground, Topsham, ME

Children of ROBERT READ and HANNAH HOUSE are:

i. WILLIAM P.4 READ, b. 1811.

ii. SEWALL READ, b. 1813.

iii. MATTHEW P. READ, b. 1816; d. 1881.

iv. STATIRA W. READ, b. 1835.

 

 

14. DAVID THOMAS3 READ (WILLIAM2 REED, WILLIAM READ1) was born December 10, 1772, and died Aft. 1816. He married MARCIA JOHNSON July 07, 1810.

Children of DAVID READ and MARCIA JOHNSON are:

i. GEORGE K.4 READ, b. 1811; d. 1830.

ii. JAMES K. READ, b. 1813.

iii. JOHN READ, b. 1814; d. 1860.

iv. MARY ORR READ, b. 1816; d. 1852.

 

 

15. DEINA3 READ (DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born July 12, 1760 in Topsham, ME, and died 1818. She married NICHOLAS GAUBERT July 28, 1779 in Topsham, ME. He was born Abt. 1750 in Marseilles, France.

 

Notes for DEINA READ:

V.R. of Topsham, ME. "ME Families in 1790", v 2, p233, by Ruth Gray (1990): Named "Dianna" and marriage intentions published in Topsham 7 July 1779 to Nicholas GAUBERT. A marriage between Robert Jack and Diana Reed is recorded in Topsham, ME April 1782 ( see Rogers of Georgetown, ME by J. H. Drummond, 1894)???? Name in ME Families is given as "Dina REED".

 

Notes for NICHOLAS GAUBERT:

 

Of Topsham, ME. Int. of marriage dated 7 Jul 1779. V.R. of Topsham, ME.

Nicholas GAUBERT came to New Orleans, LA, then to Topsham, ME, settled in

Bowdoinham where there was a settlement of Huguenots (Maine Families in 1790,

v 1 p118, by Ruth Gray). Surname also called "GAUBER".

Children of DEINA READ and NICHOLAS GAUBERT are:

i. CATHERINE4 GAUBERT, b. Abt. November 04, 1779, Topsham, ME; d. May 16, 1854, Orono, ME; m. ARD GODFREY, July 07, 1802, Dresden, ME; b. Abt. March 02, 1776; d. June 13, 1843, Stillwater.

 

 

Of Stillwater Plantation (later known as Orono, ME. Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

ii. NANCY GAUBERT, b. Abt. 1781, Topsham, ME; d. October 14, 1823, Charlestown4; m. JESSE NORCROSS, March 04, 1805, Dresden, ME; d. April 29, 1831, Charlestown.

 

Son of Johnathan and Martha (SPRINGER) NORCROSS of Georgetown and Hallowell and marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

iii. JOHN GAUBERT, b. May 17, 1785, Bowdoinham, ME.

iv. DIANA GAUBERT, b. January 23, 1787, Bowdoinham, ME; m. ISAAC SAWYER, December 11, 1808, Dresden, ME.

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

v. MARGARET GAUBERT, b. September 02, 1788, Bowdoinham, ME; d. July 03, 1857, Dresden, ME; m. DANIEL CATE, July 19, 1812, Dresden, ME.

 

Notes for MARGARET GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

More About MARGARET GAUBERT:

Burial: Pine Grove Cem.

 

vi. ELIZABETH GAUBERT, b. August 18, 1790, Bowdoinham, ME.

vii. SARAH GAUBERT, b. March 28, 1792, Bowdoinham, ME; m. JOHN BICKFORD, December 25, 1814, Dresden, ME.

 

Notes for SARAH GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

viii. LAVINIA GAUBERT, b. November 30, 1793, Bowdoinham, ME; m. STEPHEN PRESCOTT, December 20, 1818, Dresden, ME5.

 

Notes for LAVINIA GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

Of Hallowell; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

ix. NICHOLAS GAUBERT, b. September 18, 1795, Bowdoinham, ME; m. PRISCILLA GRANT, December 28, 1819, Dresden, ME.

 

Notes for NICHOLAS GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

x. HARRIET GAUBERT, b. April 05, 1800, Bowdoinham, ME; d. 1829, Dresden, ME; m. DANIEL GOODWIN, November 29, 1821, Dresden, ME.

 

Notes for HARRIET GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

More About HARRIET GAUBERT:

Burial: Pine Grove Cem.

 

xi. LOUISA GAUBERT, b. February 15, 1802, Bowdoinham, ME; m. DAVID MERRYMAN, January 22, 1824, Dresden, ME.

 

Notes for LOUISA GAUBERT:

 

Marriage in Congregational Church rec., Dresden; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

Notes for DAVID MERRYMAN:

 

Of Richman; Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol. 1, P. 118.

 

 

16. DAVID3 READ (DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born March 07, 1767 in Topsham, Sagadahoc Co., ME, and died September 18, 1858 in Pomeroy, Meigs Co., OH. He married NANCY PHILLIPS March 02, 1796 in Orono, ME6, daughter of JOHN PHILLIPS and SARAH POND. She was born April 20, 1779 in Bellingham, MA, and died October 01, 1838 in Washington Co., OH.

 

Notes for DAVID READ:

Intentions of marriage 3 Jan 1795. V.R. of Topsham, ME.

 

There are also intentions of marriage on 3 Jan 1795 to a Jenny Reed, and also on 30 Sep 1796 to Elizabeth Kendall ( see Rogers of Georgetown, ME by j. h. Drummond, 1894)??????

 

Maine Families in 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol 2, p.233.: Married 1791.

 

A list of the children and birth dates of this family are given in the Orono V.R., but without the identification of parents. However, identification of the parents was possible from the David Jr. and Nancy names and the correlation of the marriage and date of death for the mother Nancy.

 

This information was found in the Rev. War Pension and Bounty Land Application Files (from Karen (READ) JENSEN): July 28, 1832 while living in Township of Adams, Washington County, Ohio, he applied for pension ``He served 6 months in 1780 and 6 months in 1781 in the 13th and 14th year of his age. Reed moved to Adams, Washington County, Ohio in 1816 and in 1833 he applied for pension but was never granted.'' (taken from newspaper clipping)

 

``That at Topsham in the County of Hancock and State of Massachusetts, some time in the month of June 1780, he enlisted as a Waiter for the term of six months with Captain David Reed in Colonel McCobbs regiment, and immediately accompanied Capt. David Reed to Castine, and remained there until some time in August when upon the arrival of two British Ships of War the troops retreated up the river with the Ship Warren, Black Prince and Hunter which vessels were set on fire and abandoned, from thence he was taken to Kennebec river and proceeded down that river to Cap's head (probably Cox's head) at its mouth, at which place he continued to serve until discharged in the month of December 1780. That in May 1781, he again enlisted as a Waiter under Captain John Reed to serve the term of six months, and immediately proceeded with Captain Reed from Topsham where he enlisted to Coxes head, and continued here for six months, when he was again discharged. That at Cox's head Colonel Samuel McCobb had the principal command. Major Robert Hunter was also in command.''

. . . Born in Topsham, County of Hancock, State of Mass. on 7th of March 1769. Recorded in his Bible the same as it was recorded in his fathers bible. (Later correspondence from his daughter says that 1769 was a mistake and he was born in 1767).

 

. . . He lived 21 years in Orono and in 1816 moved to State of Ohio, Washington County. Statement from son:

``What I want to talk to you about is this. My Father David Reed was a soldier in the Revolution, and enlisted in David Reeds company. Said Reed was his father, later on he had served for Capt. Benjamin Lemont in the Regiment commanded by Col. Samuel McCobb''. Dated Aug. 18, 1897 and signed by P.B. Reed of Monmonth, Ill. States he is in his 80 years and his sister Mrs. Regnier of Galesburg is in her 79 year.

 

Notes from daughter's correspondence.

. . . David Reed served as waiter to Col. John Reed, a cousin. . . David born in 1767 but always went by an old family record which made his birthday in 1769. . . David died in 1858 (Sept. 18th), age past 91 and is buried not far from Pomeroy, Ohio . . . His wife was 15 years old when married and had 13 children Mrs. Lucretia Regnier of Illinois _ youngest daughterMember of DAR

P.B. Reed of Mommoth, Ill. _ son

Mrs. Louisa Carson of Smithland, Kentucky _ daughter

Mrs. Diana Hepworth of Crothersville, Indiana _ daughter

 

Lucretia would have been born in 1818 and p.b. Reed born in 1817. Both dates are after the date we have for Nancy Phillips death (1815 in Orono) so these must be children from a second marriage after David jr. Moved to Ohio in 1816.

 

More About DAVID READ:

Burial: Weldon Cemetery, Pomeroy, Sutton, Meigs Co., Ohio

 

Notes for NANCY PHILLIPS:

Death in Orono VR.

 

In the Brewer Records: Intentions of Marriage, Nov. 28 1820: Nancy PHILLIPS to Moses ADAMS, Esq. , both of Dedham, MA. The above reference was found in "The Maine Historical Magazine 1885-1894" by Joseph Porter p. [1319].

 

Apparently Nancy did NOT die in Orono in 1815!??????? This has to be researched further.

Children of DAVID READ and NANCY PHILLIPS are:

i. ELIZA4 READ, b. June 02, 1798; m. ABRAHAM SMITH, May 09, 1819, Orono, ME.

 

Notes for ELIZA READ:

 

Of Orono. Intentions of marriage April 24 1819.

 

Notes for ABRAHAM SMITH:

 

Of Orono. Intentions of marriage April 24 1819.

 

ii. SALLY READ, b. December 25, 1799.

iii. WILLIAM ROGERS READ, b. 1801; d. 1864.

iv. JR. READ DAVID, b. April 21, 1804.

v. PARK HOLLAND READ, b. February 18, 1806; d. 1888.

vi. NANCY READ, b. May 10, 1808.

vii. HARRIET READ, b. July 20, 1810.

viii. PRENTICE READ, b. October 23, 1812, Of Monmouth, IL.

ix. LOUISA READ, b. 1814, Of Smithland, KY; m. CARSON.

x. DIANA READ, b. 1816.

xi. GEORGE READ, b. 1821; d. 1827.

xii. LUCRETIA HELEN READ, b. 1824; d. 1902.

 

 

17. CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAVID3 READ (DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1773 in Colbourton Plantation of Orono, ME, and died 1816 in Orono, ME. He married JANE ORCUTT7,8 September 01, 1798 in Orrington, Penobscot, ME9, daughter of EMERSON ORCUTT and ANN MANSELL. She was born October 12, 1780 in Orono, Penobscot Co., ME, and died December 01, 1871 in Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

 

Notes for CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAVID READ:

Recorded in "Marriages by Col. Jona Eddy of Eddington" and "Marriages in Orrington, Maine." Wm. REED of Colburn/Cobenton Plantation to Jenny/Jane ORCUTT of Orrington. Their intentions were published on Sep. 1 1798.

 

Note: Cobenton Plantation, now Orono, was "Colburnton Plantation", of which Jerimiah Colburn was "Clark". Mr. Colburn in his certificates, invariably spelled it "Cobentown". The above references were found in "The Maine Historical Magazine 1885-1894" by Joseph Porter p. [62] and [141] respectively.

 

William Read (Jr.) married Frances Doble (born in December 1814, the daughter of William Doble and Frances Powers Doble) in 1835(?). Originally they lived in Maine, where they made their living by producing maple syrup and sugar by tapping maple trees, gathering and boiling the sap. The family moved to Minneapolis in the spring of 1853, where William was a millwright. He built what was probably the first flour mill in Minneapolis. His flour mill was powered by a water wheel.

 

When they arrived in Minnesota, the Reads discovered that there were still hostile Indians in the area. For more than a decade there were uprisings. Everyone needed to band together to fend them off. With the advent of the Civil War, many of the men joined the Minnesota Infantry, to serve their country. This left a hole in the city's defenses, of which the Indian tribes took full advantage.

 

Jane Read remarried on March 25, 1817 (possibly after the death of William Read?) to Stephen Page. No other information on this couple at this time.

 

These Notes were contributed by Glen Read.

 

More About CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAVID READ:

Batch #: LDS Record: 1903584; Source

Resided: Abt. 1773, Orono, Hancock, ME

 

Notes for JANE ORCUTT:

At death, age 91y 1m 20d. See Maine Families of 1790, by Ruth Gray, Vol 2 p 233.

 

Following the death of her husband William in 1816, Jane had to raise her children alone. This was a heavier task that usual, since there was so much land to farm in addition to caring for her children and the house and managing the finances. Fortunately for Jane, one of the neighbors was a widower named Stephen Page who had lost his wife less than a year prior to William's death. They married on March 25 1817 and combined the two sets of children.

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM READ and JANE ORCUTT:

Married William just a month before her 18th birthday.

Children of WILLIAM READ and JANE ORCUTT are:

i. GEORGE4 READ, b. 1801, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. 1867, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

ii. CORDELIA READ, b. 1802, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. November 20, 1818, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

 

Notes for CORDELIA READ:

Birth from LDS database (Karen READ JENSEN). DOD from Orono, VR.

 

iii. DEAN READ, b. Abt. 1804.

iv. ABIGAIL READ, b. 1808, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

 

Notes for ABIGAIL READ:

Birth from LDS database (Karen READ JENSEN).

 

20. v. WILLIAM READ, b. May 12, 1809, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. May 13, 1882, Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

18. GEORGE3 READ (DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1776 in Topsham, Hancock, Maine, and died Abt. 1836 in San Francisco, CA. He married FANNY COLBURN August 09, 1802 in Pittston, ME, daughter of BENJAMIN COLBURN and JOANNA TIBBETTS. She was born Abt. 1781.

 

Notes for GEORGE READ:

In 1806-1825 George Read was one of the Constables of Orono, and in 1825

he was a "Fence Viewer". His place of death, without date, is recorded in the Vital Records of the Town of Orono, ME. Batch #: 1903584, Source Call #:

 

Death record of abt 1836 & ref to Penobscot Co. Probate 76:555 and marriage

intentions 9 Aug 1802 are in "ME Families in 1790", v 2, p233, by Ruth Gray

(1990).

 

A list of the children and birth dates of this family are given in the Orono

V.R., but without the identification of parents. However, identification of

the parents was possible from the correlation of the marriage and date of death for the mother and the 1850 Census for Orono, ME.

 

Notes for FANNY COLBURN:

 

In the 1850 Census for Orono ME:

 

Fanny READ 69 F Maine

Joanne C. " 42 F "

Alfred " 35 M Teamster "

Mary C. " 25 F "

George " 24 M Cooper "

 

Her youngest children Percies and William were adopted, when their father died, by their Uncle William READ and his wife Frances.

Children of GEORGE READ and FANNY COLBURN are:

21. i. RUFUS HENRY4 READ, b. January 01, 1804.

ii. LEWINIA READ, b. July 21, 1805; m. HERMAN WHITE, Abt. August 09, 1824; b. of Orono.

iii. JOANNE C. READ, b. April 04, 1807.

22. iv. HUGH READ, b. April 23, 1809.

v. RUBY READ, b. November 15, 1811; m. DANIEL KIDDER, July 22, 1832, Orono, ME10.

 

Notes for RUBY READ:

 

Intentions of marriage on July 5, 1832.

 

23. vi. ALFRED READ, b. March 15, 1814.

vii. MARY C. READ, b. Abt. 1825.

viii. GEORGE READ, b. Abt. 1826.

 

 

19. JOHN3 READ (DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born July 17, 1779 in Topsham, Hancock, ME, and died November 17, 1865 in Orono, ME. He married MARY HAYWARD March 01, 1808 in Albion, ME. She was born October 12, 1794 in Durham, Androscoggin, ME, and died February 12, 1849 in Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

Notes for JOHN READ:

Shown in the MASS Archives Death Registry, Vol 494, P. 126 for his son Milton H. READ. Found in the Orono 1830 census age 50-60, in the 1840 census age 60-70, and in the 1850 census age 71 and a farmer with property valued at $2722. The year of birth and the Maine location identify him as a son of David, as well as the association of his brother William being "of Orono, ME and brother George being included, and who we already know was in Orono, ME too. John was listed in 1806 as a Selectman & Assessor for town of Orono, as well as a "Hog Reever, Fence Viewer, and Field Driver". In 1825 he was listed as getting a Licensed for being a Innholder. From time to time, Orono town meetings were held "at the house of John Read". Batch #: 1903584, Source Call #: In the death record for his son Milton, John READ is recorded as being born in Orono. Death record is in "ME Families in 1790", p233, as well as parents David and Anna (ROGERS) READ and marriage intentions also at Albion 1 Mar 1808 to Mary Hayward, of Fairfax (typed copy of VR has the date 1 Mar 1806, which fits better for birth of first child). According to Fellebrown genealogy, John and "Sarah" (HEYWOOD) READ had sixteen children & daughter "from Old Town"! So they must have lived in that part of Orono split off to Old Town in 1840.

 

``In 1824, John Read built the town house on Main Street, afterwards called the Stillwater Exchange. He was the first landlord in the house, and was succeeded, in 1830 by John R. Greenough, who was followed in 1833 by the late Thomas Whitney, a native of Lisbon, Me.'' Notes taken from ``Centennial Celebration & Dedication of Town Hall'' Orono, Maine, March 3, 1874

 

Will of John Read, Dec 5 1865

 

Be it remembered. That I John Read of Orono County of Penobscot and State of Maine, being of sound and disposing mind and perfect memory, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament, in the manner and form as follows that is to say; First, I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Maria Fillebrown the sum of two hundred dollars, Second, I give and bequeath to my son William H. Read the sum of One hundred dollars, Third, I give and bequeath to my son Milton H. Read the sum of three hundred dollars, Fourth, I give and bequeath to my son Thornton A. Read the sum of one hundred dollars,

Fifth, To my two grand daughters Ava Read and Emily Stanwood I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars each, Sixth, To my two grand daughters Mary Elizabeth and Sarah Louisa Lovejoy I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars each, Seventh, To my Grand daughter Clara Hoovey I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars together with my bed, bedding, and the knives, forks & spoons contained in my chest, Eighth, To my sister Lavinia if living at the time of my death, I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars_ If not living at the time of my death I direct the sum to be equally divided among my sons and daughters. And I do hereby appoint E. P. Butler and Ebenezer Webster of said Orono to be the Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, annulling and declaring void all former will by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of September One thousand eight hundred and sixty five. John Read (SS) Signed, published and declared by the said John Read as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses. Saml Libbey, R. M. Crombie, J. S. Church

 

By the way I decided to see if the Census records were compatible with an Ambrose, born in Dec 19,1816, living in the John READ family. This does indeed seem quite possible:

 

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In the 1820 census a John READ is listed as living in Augusta, Maine; males:

1 under 10, 1 26-45, & 1 45 and older; females: 1 under 10, 1 10-16, & 1

26-45. His father or father-in-law may have been living with them. THIS IS

NOT OUR JOHN READ! See below for the 1820 census for Fairfax:

 

June 1820 Maine Census; Fairfax (now Albion):

John READ: 2 M under 10[3], 1 M 10-16(12), 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45(41);

4 F under 10(9), 1 F 10-16(10), 1 F 16-26, 1 F 26-45(31), 2 Foreigners

not naturalized. Age of possible Ambrose in [].

 

June 1830 Maine Census; Peno. Orono:

John READ: 2 M under 5(1&5), 1 M 5-10(7), 1 M 10-15[13], 1 M 15-20(20),

2 M 20-30(22), 1 M 50-60(51); 2 F 10-15, 3 F 15-20(19&20),

1 F 40-50(41)

This assumes that Clarrisa & Husband, she 20 & he 20, living with them. Age of possible Ambrose in [].

 

June 1840 Maine Census; Peno. Orono:

John READ: 2 M 5-10, 1 M 15-20(17), 1 M 60-70(61); 1 F 5-10,

1 F 20-30, 1 F 50-60(51), 1 F 60-70. Ambrose was married in 1840 and so

is not included.

 

June 1850 Maine Census; Peno. Orono:

John READ 71 M, Farmer, born Maine

Milton H. READ 28 M, Merchant, born Maine

Eliza 30 F, born Maine

Ellen 4 F, born Maine

Frances E. 2 F, born Maine

Sarah M. 16 F, born Maine

John TURNER 27 M, Laborer, born NB

Thornton A. READ 21 M, Laborer, born Maine

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Since Ambrose was born in 1816, this is between the 1810/1811 birth of Ann Maria in Albion and Milton born in 1822 in Orono -- maybe Ambrose was actually born in Albion. John READ's in-laws, Nathan and Mary Heywood, died 1841 and 1808 respectively in Albion, their presence must have been the major reason for the John READ family living there in Albion. However in the "Albion on the Narrow Guage", by Ruby Crosby Wiggin, 1964:

 

"In 1822 .... John READ and George WELLINGTON were both licensed as Inn-holders 'in their own dwelling houses.'"

 

John READ was also given a Inn License for the year 1823 so he must have been there at least for the years 1822 & 1823. Therefore it seems that Milton was probably born there, although recorded in Orono?? Also, it does look conclusively that Ambrose was also born in Albion and recorded in Orono.

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998

Mrs. Mary, Wife of John Read, Died Feb. 12, 1849, AET 59 yrs, 4ms.

John Read, Died Nov. 17, 1865 AE 86 yrs. 4 mos.

 

More About JOHN READ:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

 

Notes for MARY HAYWARD:

Shown in the MASS Archives Death Registry, Vol 494, P. 126 for her son Milton H. READ. Found in the Maine, Penobscot, Orono 1830 census age 40-50, in the 1840 census age 50-60, and in the 1850 census she is not listed (presumably deceased). In the Orono Vital Records, she is recorded as dying on 12 Feb 1849, at the age of 59 years, 4 months. We know that Mary was a sister to Charlotte Haywood, b. abt 1796 Albion, ME, who married John Ricker and lived in Durham, ME before moving to Orono. The parents of Charlotte and Mary could then have lived first in Durham and then moved near Albion by 1790 census. Mary and John had three children in Albion, before moving to Orono, ME. From " ME FAMILIES IN 1790", by Ruth Gray: Volume II - p233 - John Read marriage intentions at Albion 1 Mar 1808 to Mary Hayward - this would indicate that Mary was from Albion (not Durham) - since John was then living in Orono.

 

By the way I decided to see if the Census records were compatible with an Ambrose, born in Dec 19,1816, living in the John READ family. This does indeed seem quite possible:

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June 1820 Maine Census; Fairfax (now Albion): John READ: 2 M under 10[3], 1 M 10-16(12), 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45(41); 4 F under 10(9), 1 F 10-16(10), 1 F 16-26, 1 F 26-45(31), 2 Foreigners not naturalized.

 

June 1830 Maine Census; Peno. Orono: John READ: 2 M under 5(1&5), 1 M 5-10(7), 1 M 10-15[13], 1 M 15-20(20), 2 M 20-30(22), 1 M 50-60(51); 2 F 10-15, 3 F 15-20(19&20), 1 F 40-50(41)

This assumes that Clarrisa & Husband, she 20 & he 20, were living with them.

 

June 1840 Maine Census; Peno. Orono: John READ: 2 M 5-10, 1 M 15-20(17), 1 M 60-70(61); 1 F 5-10,

1 F 20-30, 1 F 50-60(51), 1 F 60-70. Ambrose was married in 1840 and so is not included.

 

June 1850 Maine Census; Peno. Orono: John READ, 71 M, Farmer, born Maine; Milton H. READ, 28 M, Merchant, born Maine; Eliza, 30 F, born Maine, Ellen, 4 F, born Maine, Frances E., 2 F, born Maine

Sarah M., 16 F, born Maine; John TURNER, 27 M, Laborer, born NB; Thornton A. READ 21 M, Laborer, born Maine,

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Since Ambrose was born in 1816, this is between the 1810/1811 birth of Ann Maria in Albion and Milton born in 1822 in Orono -- maybe Ambrose was actually born in Albion. John READ's in-laws, Nathan and Mary Heywood, died 1841 and 1808 respectively in Albion, their presence must have been the major reason for the John READ family living there in Albion. However in the "Albion on the Narrow Guage", by Ruby Crosby Wiggin, 1964: "In 1822 .... John READ and George WELLINGTON were both licensed as Inn-holders 'in their own dwellinghouses.'"

 

John READ was also given a Inn License for the year 1823 so he must have been there at least for the years 1822 & 1823. Therefore it seems that Milton was probably born there, although recorded in Orono?? Also, it does look conclusively that Ambrose was also born in Albion and recorded in Orono.

 

More About MARY HAYWARD:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

Children of JOHN READ and MARY HAYWARD are:

i. HAYWOOD4 READ, b. February 03, 1807, Albion, Kennebec, ME.

 

Notes for HAYWOOD READ:

The records for Albion, ME contain the birth of Haywood Read to John & Mary Read.

 

From Glen Read

 

ii. CLARISSA READ, b. September 11, 1809, Albion, Kennebec, ME; m. ESQ. EDWIN S. HOVEY, November 03, 1829, Orono, ME10.

 

Notes for CLARISSA READ:

The records for Albion, ME contain the birth of Clarissa Read to John & Mary Read. [Orono, V.R.]: Intentions of marriage, in Orono 20 Sept 1829.

 

Source: Glen Read

 

Notes for ESQ. EDWIN S. HOVEY:

Of Thomaston, ME? [Orono, V.R.]. Intentions of marriage, in Orono 20 Sept 1829.

 

iii. ANN MARIA READ, b. Bet. August 01, 1810 - August 1811, Albion, Kennebec, ME; d. January 17, 1894; m. WILLIAM CLEEVER FILLEBROWN, January 22, 1832; b. January 22, 1800; d. November 04, 1875.

 

Notes for ANN MARIA READ:

The records for Albion, ME give Ann M. Read, b. 1 Aug 1811 to John & Mary Read. She is mentioned in her father's will as Ann Maria FILLEBROWN. Her photograph husband and family photos are all in the Fillebrown genealogy by Charles Bowdoin Fillebrown (1842-1917) LDS film #1421729, which also mentions that Ann Maria was noted for her beauty and that she came from a family of sixteen children, and that she was b. 1 Aug 1810 and from Old Town!

 

Source: Glen Read

 

Notes for WILLIAM CLEEVER FILLEBROWN:

Family photos are all in the Fillebrown genealogy by Charles Bowdoin Fillebrown (1842-1917) LDS film #1421729. He was named just "Cleever" at birth, but when his brother William died, the name "William" was prefixed to his name.

 

iv. MARGARET SAMPSON READ, b. October 12, 1812, Albion, Kennebec, ME.

24. v. JR. REED JOHN, b. Abt. 1814, ME; d. April 07, 1851, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

vi. WILLIAM READ, b. May 07, 1818, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

25. vii. MILTON H. READ, b. September 30, 1822, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. August 10, 1899, Weymouth, MA.

viii. THORNTON A. REED, b. Abt. 1829, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. Aft. August 10, 1899.

 

Notes for THORNTON A. REED:

Of Franktown, Vev. (could be either Nev. or Ver., now Nov. '95 probably ME). In 1850 census for Maine, Penobscot, Orono he (Thornton A.READ) is living with his father and family and is listed as a laborer, age 21.

 

ix. DEAN READ, b. Abt. 1831, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

x. MARY H. READ, b. Abt. 1833, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

20. WILLIAM4 READ (WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born May 12, 1809 in Orono, Pensobscot Co., ME, and died May 13, 1882 in Minneapolis, MN. He married FRANCES POWERS DOBLE 1828 in Lincoln, Penobscot Co., ME, daughter of WILLIAM DOBLE and FRANCES POWERS. She was born June 1814 in Orono, Penobscot Co., ME, and died June 04, 1889 in Renville, Renville Co., MN.

 

Notes for WILLIAM READ:

From Random Recollection -- limited publication

By Merritt Nichol Pope

Memphis, Tennessee, May 1968

 

Page 21: Mother Brooks (note - Merritt Nichol Pope married Pearl Brooks, daughter of Sarah Augusta Read and Jesse Thomas Brooks) was Sarah August Read, born August 20, 1854, in Orono, Maine. She was the daughter of William Read who married Frances Doble in Lincoln, Maine in 1828.

 

William Read was born May 12, 1809, and died May 13, 1882, in Minneapolis. He was a millwright who moved to St. Anthony Falls, Minnesota, 1855 and then to Vernon Center in Blue Earth County in 1857. During the Indian troubles of 1857-1862 the family was driven from their home. In 1868, the family moved to Yellow Medicine and Renville Counties. William Read's father (also named William) married Jane Orcutt.

 

William and Frances Doble READ moved to MN from Maine. William died in 1882 and Frances lived in Renville (possibly with Sarah and Jesse BROOKS) until her death around 1889.

 

More About WILLIAM READ:

Census: 1850, Orono, ME

Occupation: Millwright

Resided: 1855, St. Anthony Falls, MN

 

Notes for FRANCES POWERS DOBLE:

Frances is listed with William and the parent of a list of children that died very young. I can only think that they died during a plague or in some sort of disaster.

 

More About FRANCES POWERS DOBLE:

Born 2: December 1814

Died 2: March 27, 1872, Renville, MN

Children of WILLIAM READ and FRANCES DOBLE are:

i. PERRIA ANN5 READ, b. April 10, 1828.

 

Notes for PERRIA ANN READ:

Adopted by her father's nephew William after her father's death; Orono, VR, and also 1850 census of Orono shown living with cousin William.

 

More About PERRIA ANN READ:

Census: 1850, Orono, ME; Living With Cousin William Reed.

 

ii. WILLIAM S. READ, b. September 1830, VA.

 

Notes for WILLIAM S. READ:

Adopted by his father's nephew William, after his father's death; Orono VR and also 1850 census of Orono shown living with cousin William.

 

iii. HARRIET JACKSON READ, b. September 18, 1837; m. MR. MCHERRON, Aft. 1850.

iv. FRANCES MARIE READ, b. Abt. 1838; d. 1838.

v. FRANCES ELIZA READ, b. 1839; d. Abt. 1883; m. FRANKLIN BARNS, Aft. 1855.

vi. WILLIAM OSRO READ, b. July 27, 1840, Stillwater, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. September 15, 1841, Stillwater, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

Notes for WILLIAM OSRO READ:

DOD and length of life given in the Vital Records of Orono, ME, for William and his siblings.

 

Wm. Osro, son of Wm. & Frances Read, died Sept. 15, 1841. He was 1 yr. 1 mo. & 19 days. His name was given as Wm. "Pace" READ in Orono VR.

 

More About WILLIAM OSRO READ:

Burial: Aft. September 15, 1841, Riverside Cemetery, Orono, ME11

 

vii. DEAN S. READ, b. May 23, 1842, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. August 03, 1843, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

More About DEAN S. READ:

Burial: Aft. August 03, 1843, Riverside Cemetery, Orono, ME

 

viii. DEAN PACE READ, b. May 04, 1844, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. August 30, 1845, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.

 

Notes for DEAN PACE READ:

Dean S. son of Wm. & Francis Read died Nov. 7, 1843. He was 1 yr, 5m, 15d.

 

ix. DEAN S. READ, b. May 04, 1844, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. August 30, 1845.

 

Notes for DEAN S. READ:

The first Dean S. Read died on Nov. 7, 1843 at the age of 1 yr, 5m, 15d

The second Dean S. was a twin to Dean Pace Read, but and apparently named after his deceased brother.

 

More About DEAN S. READ:

Description: Twin

 

x. ABBY JANE READ, b. December 15, 1845.

 

Notes for ABBY JANE READ:

First name is illegible in Orono VR -- could be ?Abba??? In the 1850 census for Orono, when she was 4 years old, her name is clearly "Abba".

 

More About ABBY JANE READ:

Census: 1850, Orono, Hancock, ME - 4 yrs. Old

 

26. xi. GEORGE ALBRO READ, b. October 22, 1846, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. June 25, 1919, South Dakota.

xii. LUCY ADALATE READ, b. October 06, 1849, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. September 30, 1851, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

Notes for LUCY ADALATE READ:

1 yr., 11ms. & 2 days when she died, calculated from death record.

Actual DOB from Orono VR.

 

More About LUCY ADALATE READ:

Burial: September 1851, Riverside Cemetery, Orono, ME

 

27. xiii. SARAH AUGUSTA READ, b. August 20, 1854, Orono, Penobscot Co., ME; d. October 23, 1944, Fullerton, CA.

28. xiv. MARY ELLA READ, b. 1856.

 

 

21. RUFUS HENRY4 READ (GEORGE3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born January 01, 1804. He married LYDIA SPENCER Abt. October 06, 1827 in Orono, ME.

 

Notes for RUFUS HENRY READ:

 

Family in the 1850 Census of Orono, ME p238. Occupation: laborer, val. $300:

 

Harry READ 46 M Maine

Lydia " 45 F "

Lucinda " 15 F "

Horace S." 13 M "

Joseph C." 11 M "

George B." 9 M "

Ambrose 5 M "

Henrietta 3 F "

John 8/12 M "

 

Also called "Rufus H." in the Orono VR (-- identifiable from Children for whom specific birth dates are given which match census record above).

Children of RUFUS READ and LYDIA SPENCER are:

i. HENRIETTA5 READ, b. May 20, 1828, Orono, ME; d. August 23, 1830, Orono, ME.

ii. LEVINIA READ, b. September 24, 1829.

iii. RUFUS H. READ, b. December 08, 1831; m. ELEANOR NEARLY, November 11, 1856, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

Notes for ELEANOR NEARLY:

 

Surname is difficult to read in Orono VR.

 

iv. BENJAMIN READ, b. October 01, 1833, Orono, ME; d. June 05, 1835, Orono, ME.

v. LUCINDA READ, b. January 29, 1835.

vi. HORACE S. READ, b. May 07, 1837.

 

Notes for HORACE S. READ:

 

Also called "Haris" S.

 

vii. JOSEPH C. READ, b. August 29, 1839; m. SARAH ESTES, November 30, 1856, Orono, ME.

 

Notes for JOSEPH C. READ:

 

Of Orono.

 

Notes for SARAH ESTES:

 

Of Orono.

 

viii. GEORGE B. READ, b. August 27, 1841.

ix. AMBROSE READ, b. May 14, 1845.

 

Notes for AMBROSE READ:

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998

Nellie, daug of Ambrose & Fannie Read, Died April 15, 1869, AE 2 yrs. 6 mo P

 

x. HENRIETTA READ, b. April 04, 1847.

xi. JOHN P. READ, b. September 16, 1849.

 

 

22. HUGH4 READ (GEORGE3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born April 23, 1809. He married CAROLINE E. CROWELL December 24, 1833 in Orono, ME12. She was born August 16, 1815, and died January 25, 1893 in Orono, ME.

 

Notes for HUGH READ:

 

Family in the 1850 Census of Orono, ME p251. Occupation: Joiner, value $675.

 

John Read, who owned for so many years the very excellent farm on which B.P. Gilman, Esq. now lives, and George Read, who held the place now owned by Mr. William Rollins, were his sons.

 

``Mr. John Read was one of the selectmen elected at the first meeting after the incorporation of the town. He (John READ) lived to a good old age, and raised a large family of children, none of whom are living in Orono. His brother George died here some thirty years ago, leaving a widow and several children. Among the latter is Hugh Read, the proprietor of the Orono Hotel.''

 

Notes for CAROLINE E. CROWELL:

 

Of Bangor, ME.

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998

Jennie Read Burnham, Died Jan. y9, 1889, aged 49 years P

Mary W., daut. of Hugh & Caroline E. Reed, Died Nov. 2, ?, AE 11 years & 1 mo P N

Mother Caroline Reed Haskell, Died Jan. 25, 1893, aged 77 years, 5 mos & 9 days P

 

More About CAROLINE E. CROWELL:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

Children of HUGH READ and CAROLINE CROWELL are:

i. AUGUSTA5 READ, b. Abt. 183513.

ii. SAMUEL CROWELL READ, b. Abt. 183713.

iii. MARY W. READ, b. Abt. October 1837; d. November 25, 1848.

 

Notes for MARY W. READ:

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998

Jennie Read Burnham, Died Jan. y9, 1889, aged 49 years P

Mary W., daut. of Hugh & Caroline E. Reed, Died Nov. 2, ?, AE 11 years & 1 mo P

Mother Caroline Reed Haskell, Died Jan. 25, 1893, aged 77 years, 5 mos & 9 days P

 

More About MARY W. READ:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

 

iv. JANE READ, b. Abt. 1840; d. January 09, 1889, Orono, ME; m. BURNHAM.

 

Notes for JANE READ:

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998

Jennie Read Burnham, Died Jan. y9, 1889, aged 49 years P

Mary W., daut. of Hugh & Caroline E. Reed, Died Nov. 2, ?, AE 11 years & 1 mo P

Mother Caroline Reed Haskell, Died Jan. 25, 1893, aged 77 years, 5 mos & 9 days P

 

More About JANE READ:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

 

 

23. ALFRED4 READ (GEORGE3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born March 15, 1814. He married MARY ELIZABETH LEE.

 

Notes for ALFRED READ:

The record of the birth of Alfred's son James is in the Orono VR as taken from "deposition Blank signed by sister" and the record of Alfred's daughter Jenette is in the Orono VR as taken from "deposition Blank signed by brother", and in these records Alfred's marriage to Mary Elizabeth LEE is noted. A complete listing of five children is elsewhere in the Orono VR.

Children of ALFRED READ and MARY LEE are:

i. JENETTE LEE5 READ, b. July 06, 1853, Orono, ME.

ii. JAMES A. READ, b. June 05, 1856, Orono, ME14.

iii. CLARIE A. READ, b. May 11, 1858, Orono, ME.

iv. CHARLES N. READ, b. May 14, 1860, Orono, ME.

v. FRANK F. READ, b. June 24, 1865, Orono, ME.

 

 

24. JR. REED4 JOHN (JOHN3 READ, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1814 in ME, and died April 07, 1851 in Orono, Penobscot, ME. He married HARRIET N. FOSTER October 22, 1838 in Topsham, ME15. She was born March 08, 1819 in Topsham, Hancock, ME, and died May 25, 1850 in Orono, Penobscot, ME.

 

Notes for JR. REED JOHN:

In 1850 census for Maine, Penobscot, Orono he (John READ, Jr.) is living next door to his father and family and is listed as Postmaster, age 36. The next year he died it is mentioned that he was Merchant and Postmaster.

 

I had a birth date of 7 Aug 1824, but have changed it to match the above reference to the 1850 census and which also fits better with marriage date.

 

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, STILLWATER-ORONO, MAINE 1998, John Read Jr., Died Apr 7, 1851

 

More About JR. REED JOHN:

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater-Orono, ME

Resided: Brunswick, ME

 

Notes for HARRIET N. FOSTER:

 

Of Topsham. Marriage intentions 29 Sep 1838. V.R. of Topsham, ME to 1892, by

Mary Pelham Hill.

 

More About HARRIET N. FOSTER:

Christening: March 17, 1819, Topsham, Hancock, ME

Children of JR. JOHN and HARRIET FOSTER are:

i. EMILY F.5 REED, b. Abt. 1839; m. AMOS L. STANWOOD, December 12, 1861, Topsham, ME.

 

Notes for EMILY F. REED:

The whole family of Emily, her sister Ava and her parents is recorded in the 1850 census of Orono, Penobscot, ME. However, a year later both parents had died. No wonder, her uncle Milton remembered her is his will of 1899. From her grandfather's will in 1865: "To my two grand daughters Ava Read

and Emily Stanwood I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars each."

 

Read Geneology

 

Notes for AMOS L. STANWOOD:

Of Brunswick; Topsham V.R.

 

ii. AVA E. REED, b. Abt. 1841.

 

Notes for AVA E. REED:

 

!The whole family of Ava, her sister Emily and her parents is recorded in the

1850 census of Orono, Penobscot, ME. However, a year later both parents had

died. No wonder, her uncle Milton remembered her is his will of 1899.

From her grandfather's will in 1865: "To my two grand daughters Ava Read

and Emily Stanwood I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars each,"

 

 

25. MILTON H.4 READ (JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born September 30, 1822 in Orono, Penobscot, ME, and died August 10, 1899 in Weymouth, MA16. He married ELIZA RICKER September 21, 1845 in Orono, Penobscot, ME. She was born May 05, 1819 in Durham, Androscoggin, ME, and died April 09, 1894 in Weymouth, MA.

 

Notes for MILTON H. READ:

Milton H. Read (apparently everyone else in family used the name "REED") was, according to Helen Bates (Kingman) Baltzer, a red-headed Irishman, from the north of Ireland. That he must have been fond of his half-orphaned grand-children, the children of his deceased daughter, is evident by the terms of his will. His heirs were Ella M. Hunt, wife of Charles P. Hunt; Bayard T. Reed of Saugus; Lizzie R. Hobart, wife of Robert D. Hobart, of Denver CO; John M. Reed of Weymouth, all children; and Ida May Kingman, Charlotte Ricker Kingman, Helen Bates Kingman, all of Quincy, and Frank R. Kingman of Dedham, all grandchildren. Also, his will mentions Delia Melville, his brother Thornton A.Reed of Frank-town, Vev., and his niece Emily Reed, d. of his brother John of Brunswick, Me. (Norfolk Probate 34649) Birth date from gravestone record.

 

Now, July 1995, I discover in the Mass. Archives Death Registry, Vol 494, P. 126 that Milton died of Chronic Gastritis aged 76/10/10 and that he was NOT born in Ireland but rather in Orono, ME (as well as his father)! In the 1850 census for Orono, Penobscot, ME he is living with his father & family, as a Merchant, age 28. Milton & Eliza were married in the Congregationalist House in Orono, ME (it was noted that his residence had been Monroe W.T.) See next:

 

I [Karen (READ) JENSEN, Nov. 1998] got a book called The Maine State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Book Four. In it I found the following entry: In Orono, 21st, by Rev. Mr. Perry (Congregationalist) Milton H. Read, Esq. of Wisconsin Territory, to Miss Eliza, daughter of Dr. John Ricker. Bangor Whig & Courier, V.12, P.2, C.5, Sept. 23, 1845.

 

In the 1870 MA Census, Milton is living in Weymouth, Norfolk Co. MA at age 48 and occupation is given as Clothing Dealer (Retired), real estate value of $4000 and personal value of $3000, born in Maine. Their daughter Sarah is listed as being born in Maine, while their next children, Mary Charlotte, Lizzie R. and Bayard T. were all born in Canada, and finally John M. was born in MA!

 

Source: Glen Read

 

More About MILTON H. READ:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for ELIZA RICKER:

Birth date from gravestone record as 1819. Surname of MATHES given by prev. researchers. Listed (Eliza READ) in the 1850 Orono census with her family as age 30. Death Certificate gives maiden name as RICKER and location of birth as Dunham with no state given(?). DOB from age at death: 74 years, 11 months, 4 days.

 

In the 1870 MA census, her age is given as 48 (same as for her husband), it would seem that her actual age, then, was closer to 51!

 

More About ELIZA RICKER:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

Children of MILTON READ and ELIZA RICKER are:

29. i. ELLA M.5 REED, b. 1846, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. 1922.

ii. FRANCES E. READ, b. Abt. May 1848, Orono, Penobscot, ME; d. September 03, 1850, Orono, Penobscot, ME.

iii. SARAH F. READ, b. Abt. 1852, ME.

 

Notes for SARAH F. READ:

In the 1870 MA Census Sarah is seen living with her family at age 18. Previously we had not known of her existance. Since we also learn in this census that her sister Mary Charlotte was born in CANADA in 1854, the family must have moved to CANADA between 1852 and 1854 and then to MA before John M. was born there in 1866.

 

30. iv. MARY CHARLOTTE REED, b. Abt. 1854, Canada; d. 1895.

v. LIZZIE R. REED, b. Abt. 1857, Canada; m. ROBERT D. HOBART; d. Denver (?), CO.

 

Notes for LIZZIE R. REED:

 

In the 1870 MA Census, Lizzie is shown living with her parents in Weymouth and 13 years old.

 

Notes for ROBERT D. HOBART:

 

!Of Denver, Col.

 

vi. BAYARD T. REED, b. Abt. 1859, Canada; d. Saugus (?), MA.

 

Notes for BAYARD T. REED:

 

In the 1870 MA Census, Bayard is shown living with his parents in Weymouth and 11 years old.

 

The 1860 Census for MA or the 1861 Census for Nova Scotia might find them all in either location or another Canadian, Province.

 

Of Saugus, MA.

 

vii. JOHN M. REED, b. Abt. 1866, MA; d. Weymouth (?), MA.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

26. GEORGE ALBRO5 READ (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born October 22, 1846 in Orono, Penobscot, ME, and died June 25, 1919 in South Dakota. He married (1) LUCY FOSTER. He married (2) SARAH FULLER Abt. 1865. She died August 31, 1866. He married (3) LUCY FULLER 1868. She died October 13, 1886. He married (4) MARY A. HINKSON Aft. 1870 in Minnesota. She was born October 01, 1864, and died January 25, 1924 in Idaho.

 

Notes for GEORGE ALBRO READ:

George's family moved to Minnesota when George was about six years old, where they lived in the Minneapolis area. The Civil War started when he was 14 years old. He joined the Minnesota Infantry to serve with the Union forces. Though little is known about his stationing, he did meet President Lincoln once. The President passed among the men, talking continuously as he would tap each man on the hand. When he came to George, he said, "It's hard to get shoes for all you fellows."

 

Upon returning from the war, George became a "jack of all trades", working at various forms of skilled labor. He married Sarah Fuller in about 1865. She gave birth to a son, Syrel Fuller Read, on August 31, 1866(?). Sadly, Sarah died in childbirth.

 

In 1868 (?), George remarried. His second wife was Sarah's cousin, Lucy Fuller. They had eight children.

 

The family made a major move in 1899, shortly after Harold was born. They traveled with 500 sheep, seven cows and three covered wagons from their Minnesota home to the northeastern portion of South Dakota. George's third family was accompanied by some of the older children as well, including Syrel (now in his mid 30's) with his family and George Dean. George bought a house and farm located in a gulch there. The house burned down some years later (which could have been how Mable died when she was under seven years old.) George sold the farm and the family continued on to western South Dakota, where George operated a post office and general store at Pleasantridge for a number of years.

 

George lived to the age of 72. Mary took the rest of the family to Idaho, where she spent the rest of her days. Less than five years after George's passing, Mary passed away on January 25, 1924.

 

Excerpts from "A Family Record of the Reads".

Glen Read, January 26, 2000

Child of GEORGE READ and SARAH FULLER is:

31. i. SYREL FULLER6 READ, b. August 31, 1866; d. June 13, 1932, Wisconsin.

 

Children of GEORGE READ and LUCY FULLER are:

32. ii. CLARINDA F.6 READ, b. May 30, 1870; d. June 11, 1951.

iii. WILLIAM E. READ, b. May 01, 1873; d. May 05, 1874.

33. iv. EDWARD DELAUS READ, b. May 26, 1874, North Dakota.

v. BURT B. READ, b. September 09, 1876.

vi. EARL H. READ, b. December 18, 1878.

vii. GEORGE DEAN READ, b. August 30, 1880.

viii. GUY READ, b. July 06, 1883.

ix. RAY READ, b. August 13, 1886.

 

Children of GEORGE READ and MARY HINKSON are:

x. HATTIE LENA6 READ, b. September 07, 1890.

xi. EDNA MARY READ, b. August 17, 1891.

xii. ROY READ, b. October 20, 1892.

xiii. ARCHIE READ, b. April 09, 1894.

xiv. MABLE MAY READ, b. May 13, 1895.

xv. SADIE BROOKS READ, b. June 04, 1896.

xvi. MINNIE THORPE READ, b. October 29, 1897.

xvii. HAROLD READ, b. June 10, 1899.

xviii. GERTRUDE READ, b. April 27, 1901.

 

 

27. SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED)17 was born August 20, 1854 in Orono, Penobscot Co., ME, and died October 23, 1944 in Fullerton, CA. She married JESSE THOMAS BROOKS18 June 19, 1876, son of LORAN BROOKS and ELIZABETH THOMAS. He was born May 10, 1855 in River Falls, WI, and died January 27, 1912 in Renville, MN.

 

Notes for SARAH AUGUSTA READ:

Excerpts from Random Recollections (Limited Publication)

by Merritt Nichol Pope

Memphis, Tennessee, May 1968

Submitted by Angela Brigman

 

Sarah Read was called Mother Brooks, born August 20, 1854 in Orono, Maine. She was the daughter of William Read who married Frances Doble in Lincoln, Maine, in 1828.

 

There is an old yarn in the Read family, which is fascinating to me. During Colonial times a nurse had taken her charge, a little girl, out on an English seashore. The child as kidnapped by a sea captain from New England and taken on board his ship with the intention of taking her to America. Stealing children and "pressing" maidens were not unusual occurrences during the 1600's, for indentured servants were not in sufficient supply to satisfy the demand for labor in the colonies. On the voyage over the captain sickened and became conscience stricken. Before he died, he made the first mate promise to return the child to England. this the mate failed to do but took her into his own home where she was reared as a servant. Years went by and it came the turn of the mate to die. Being at the point of death, he also suffered from his conscience and confessed his broken promise to the girl. Her English relative were traced and notified. Her people were well-to-do, owning an estate phonetically spelled "Anneckel Jane" and they wanted her to return to England to live. But by this time, she was engaged to be married and she refused to return. So her family settled an annuity on her and the payments were made for several years (or generations). In order to get the money, it was necessary to go some distance on horseback through country infested by hard characters and it became so dangerous and so much blood was spilled that finally one of the grandmothers decided it was a curse and refused to accept it any longer.

 

While Pearl {my great grandmother, Mary Pearl Brooks, wife of the author} was in the seventh or eight grade, a man came to the house to ask her father to cooperate with other heirs to get the money coming again. He said that President Millard Fillmore married Abigail Powers, a member of the family. Since the statute of limitations had nearly expired and Daddy {Pearl's father, Jesse Thomas Brooks, husband to Sarah August Read} had no money to spend on a long shot, he refused to go into the venture. (See Rayback's "Millard Fillmore", Page 7, Ivory Chamberlain, biography of Fillmore, Buffalo, 1856).

 

Source: Angela Chapman Brigman, 4435 North College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205, 317-926-5706, ABrig2728@aol.com

 

More About SARAH AUGUSTA READ:

Born 2: January 1920, ME

 

Notes for JESSE THOMAS BROOKS:

Jessee moved to Renville CO, MN after the Civil War. Jesse was the county auditor in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

 

More About JESSE THOMAS BROOKS:

Occupation: Bookkeeper & County Officer

Children of SARAH READ and JESSE BROOKS are:

34. i. HARRY BAYARD6 BROOKS, b. January 15, 1877; d. July 11, 1944, Great Falls, Montana.

35. ii. MINNIE KATHERINE BROOKS, b. March 11, 1878, Renville, MA; d. November 13, 1958, San Lorenzo, CA.

iii. GERTRUDE FLORA BROOKS, b. July 13, 1879, Renville, MN; d. June 15, 1931, Alhambra, CA.

iv. JESSE FRANCES BROOKS, b. September 11, 1881, Renville, MN; d. June 23, 1971, Pasadena, CA.

 

More About JESSE FRANCES BROOKS:

Occupation: Missionary in Singapore

 

36. v. MARY PEARL BROOKS, b. January 27, 1885, Renville, MN; d. Aft. 1975, Memphis, TN.

37. vi. LOREN READ BROOKS, b. April 20, 1889; d. November 30, 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

28. MARY ELLA5 READ (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born 1856. She married CLAYTON THORPE.

 

More About CLAYTON THORPE:

Occupation: Civil Engineer employed by City

Resided: Bozeman, Montana

Children of MARY READ and CLAYTON THORPE are:

i. MABEL6 THORPE.

ii. FLORENCE THORPE.

iii. ELIZABETH THORPE.

iv. HATTIE THORPE.

 

 

29. ELLA M.5 REED (MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born 1846 in Orono, Penobscot, ME, and died 1922. She married CHARLES P. HUNT. He was born 1842, and died 1906.

 

Notes for ELLA M. REED:

!Listed (Ellin M. READ) in the 1850 census with her family as age 4.

 

More About ELLA M. REED:

Burial: Village Cem., Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for CHARLES P. HUNT:

!Of Weymouth.

 

More About CHARLES P. HUNT:

Burial: Village Cem., Weymouth, MA

Children of ELLA REED and CHARLES HUNT are:

i. EUNICE W.6 HUNT, b. 1869; d. 1870.

 

More About EUNICE W. HUNT:

Burial: Village Cem., Weymouth, MA

 

ii. EDITH M. HUNT, b. 1876; d. 1909.

 

More About EDITH M. HUNT:

Burial: Village Cem., Weymouth, MA

 

iii. ARTHUR M. HUNT, b. 1878; d. 1966.

 

More About ARTHUR M. HUNT:

Burial: Village Cem., Weymouth, MA

 

 

30. MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED (MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born Abt. 1854 in Canada, and died 1895. She married EDWARD WALTER KINGMAN. He was born October 26, 1849 in MA, and died 1917.

 

Notes for MARY CHARLOTTE REED:

In the 1870 MA Census she is listed as living with her family at age 16 and having been born in CANADA!

 

In the 1880 Census they are listed as living in Braintree, Norfolk Co.. MA.

Their son Frank R. then 4 years old was born in Chicago, IL.

 

More About MARY CHARLOTTE REED:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for EDWARD WALTER KINGMAN:

In the 1870 Census of Weymouth MA records Edward as "Work at Stamping and Gilding" the same occupation as his father.

 

More About EDWARD WALTER KINGMAN:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

Children of MARY REED and EDWARD KINGMAN are:

i. FRANK R.6 KINGMAN, b. February 1876, Chicago, IL.

 

Notes for FRANK R. KINGMAN:

!Living in Dedham, MA when his grandfather Milton Read died in Aug 1899. In

the Census of 1900 "he" (age 27) is living as a "lodger" of Caroline F. Davis in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA. Frank R. Kingman, b. Ill is also in 1880 MA census where Frank R. is given as 4 years old with parents and Chicago birthplace comfirmed.

 

38. ii. IDA MAY KINGMAN, b. April 05, 1885, Braintree, MA; d. May 24, 1952, Stoneham, MA.

iii. CHARLOTTE RICKER KINGMAN, b. October 1886, MA; d. 1927.

 

Notes for CHARLOTTE RICKER KINGMAN:

Born-again Christian, active in Northfield Conference MA. Died of brain tumor.

 

More About CHARLOTTE RICKER KINGMAN:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

39. iv. HELEN BATES KINGMAN, b. July 07, 1887, Mattapan, MA; d. January 05, 1969, Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

31. SYREL FULLER6 READ (GEORGE ALBRO5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born August 31, 1866, and died June 13, 1932 in Wisconsin. He married EMMA C. SWANSON 1892. She died March 22, 1948 in Wisconsin.

 

Notes for SYREL FULLER READ:

Eldest of George Albro Read's children. Syrel was born to George's first wife, Sarah near Montevedeo, MN. His mother passed away when he was born. For this first six years he was raised by his maternal grandparents. It is likely that he also spent some time with his paternal grandmother, Frances Read. Syrel then rejoined his father, who had remarried and had started another family.

 

In the early 1880's, Syrel was hired as an apprentice to a printer at the age of about 15. Except for a few attempts at farming, he continued in the printing trade for the rest of his life.

Children of SYREL READ and EMMA SWANSON are:

i. HARRY7 READ, b. June 10, 1894.

ii. WALTER FULLER READ, b. June 1895.

iii. GEORGE WORTH READ, b. June 15, 1896.

iv. CLAYTON READ, b. 1897.

 

 

32. CLARINDA F.6 READ (GEORGE ALBRO5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born May 30, 1870, and died June 11, 1951. She married (1) GEORGE SANFORD Abt. 1890. She married (2) JAMES R. DOOLEY Abt. 1896.

Children of CLARINDA READ and GEORGE SANFORD are:

i. WALTER7 SANFORD, b. Abt. 1900.

ii. LUCY SANFORD, b. Abt. 1900.

 

Children of CLARINDA READ and JAMES DOOLEY are:

iii. HUGH7 DOOLEY, b. August 03, 1898.

iv. DOROTHY DOOLEY, b. February 08, 1901.

 

More About DOROTHY DOOLEY:

Born 2: February 02, 1906

 

v. PALMER DOOLEY, b. May 28, 1905.

vi. HAZELLE BEATRICE DOOLEY, b. April 09, 1910.

vii. MARTHA DOOLEY, b. Aft. 1910.

 

 

33. EDWARD DELAUS6 READ (GEORGE ALBRO5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born May 26, 1874 in North Dakota. He married CELIA BRAGER June 24, 1897. She was born May 28, 1876 in North Dakota.

 

More About EDWARD DELAUS READ:

Occupation: U.S. Postal Service

Child of EDWARD READ and CELIA BRAGER is:

40. i. KENNETH7 READ.

 

 

34. HARRY BAYARD6 BROOKS (SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born January 15, 1877, and died July 11, 1944 in Great Falls, Montana. He married ANNA NYBERG Abt. 1900.

 

More About HARRY BAYARD BROOKS:

Occupation: Newspaper Journalist18

Resided: Great Falls, Montana

Child of HARRY BROOKS and ANNA NYBERG is:

i. JESSE HOWARD7 BROOKS, b. November 25, 1907; d. June 13, 1971.

 

 

35. MINNIE KATHERINE6 BROOKS (SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born March 11, 1878 in Renville, MA, and died November 13, 1958 in San Lorenzo, CA. She married KARL FRITZ DOHM October 13, 1910 in Wilcox, AZ. He was born June 25, 1879 in Monro County, Michigan, and died March 04, 1934 in Lancaster, CA.

Child of MINNIE BROOKS and KARL DOHM is:

41. i. KATHERINE GERTRUDE7 DOHM, b. February 06, 1913; d. August 24, 1966.

 

 

36. MARY PEARL6 BROOKS (SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born January 27, 1885 in Renville, MN, and died Aft. 1975 in Memphis, TN. She married MERRITT NICHOL POPE 1907, son of CHESTER POPE and MARIANNE NICHOL. He was born May 02, 1883 in Odell, IL, and died October 28, 1969 in Memphis, TN.

 

Notes for MARY PEARL BROOKS:

See story about kidnapped child in notes for Sarah Read.

 

More About MARY PEARL BROOKS:

Occupation: School Teacher

 

Notes for MERRITT NICHOL POPE:

I understand that Merrit Pope wrote a book about the Pope / Brooks history but I believe it was a limited edition. It shows how the family was related to President Millard Filmore.

 

Marriage Notes for MARY BROOKS and MERRITT POPE:

I believe there were four other children born to this union....all presumably still living.

 

Child of MARY BROOKS and MERRITT POPE is:

i. THOMAS7 POPE, b. February 04, 1922, Washington D.C.; d. November 29, 1944, Probably in combat in World War II.

 

 

37. LOREN READ6 BROOKS (SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born April 20, 1889, and died November 30, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married (1) MARIE ANTOINETTE NOEHM, daughter of JOHANNES NOEHRN and EMMA KLINGENBERG. She was born July 17, 1891 in Grand Island, Nebraska, and died April 18, 1979 in Lutcher, Louisiana. He married (2) MYRTLE DOLL Aft. 1900. She died 1972.

Children of LOREN BROOKS and MARIE NOEHM are:

i. JR. LOREN READ7 BROOKS.

ii. ELIZABETH LORRAINE BROOKS.

 

 

38. IDA MAY6 KINGMAN (MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born April 05, 1885 in Braintree, MA, and died May 24, 1952 in Stoneham, MA. She married FENTON CRAWFORD FOWLER. He was born April 21, 1880 in Somerville, MA19, and died February 1972 in Arlington, Middlesex, MA20.

 

Notes for IDA MAY KINGMAN:

Previously I had the DOB of Apr 1882?? DOB & DOD and places from Robert Bruce FOWLER.

 

Notes for FENTON CRAWFORD FOWLER:

Fenton's parents are listed in his Social Security Application.

 

More About FENTON CRAWFORD FOWLER:

Occupation: September 1843, Clifford Mfg. Co., 20 Malvern St., Allston, MA

Social Security Benefit: September 07, 1843, #012-22-8135

Children of IDA KINGMAN and FENTON FOWLER are:

i. ARLINE7 FOWLER, b. September 07, 1906; d. March 1982; m. MERRILL.

 

More About ARLINE FOWLER:

Social Security Benefit: 1951, S.S. #010-03-3118 (MA)

 

ii. BRUCE KINGMAN FOWLER, b. August 09, 1910, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. August 1982, Leesburg, FL.

 

Notes for BRUCE KINGMAN FOWLER:

Bruce Fowler was at one time a Massachussets State Trooper. Death info from Social Security Death CD ROMs Soc. Sec. No. 010-09-3178. Location only by Zip Code: 32748, which turns out to be Leesburg, Florida.

 

42. iii. DONALD READ FOWLER, b. May 09, 1914, Quincy, MA; d. March 26, 1955, Pacific Ocean.

 

 

39. HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN (MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born July 07, 1887 in Mattapan, MA, and died January 05, 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. She married BENJAMIN BECKWITH BALTZER March 12, 1910 in Quincy, MA. He was born February 19, 1886 in Port Lorne, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and died October 12, 1966 in Hanover, MA.

 

Notes for HELEN BATES KINGMAN:

Helen lost her mother at the tender age of 8 years old. At that time her grandmother Kingman took she and her sisters into her house on Maple St. in the center of Quincy and raised them there, since their father deserted them. Many years later, when he was an old man and dying he asked for his living daughters (Helen and Ida) to see him, but neither one went -- they were too hurt to be able to go then. In Quincy she met her husband Benjamin with whom she attended the wedding of their mutual friends, and the same day decided to become married themselves and eloped!!! At an old age when her husband had to go to a nursing home, she sold her trailer they had been living in and moved into the home of her son Richard. During the summer of 1968, she spent much time with her two children Richard and Barbara who lived nearby and then decided to visit her son Robert in Livermore CA and then to Tokyo Japan to visit her son Philip. Between Christmas of 1968 and New Years day she contracted the "Hong Kong" flu that was then spreading through the area, which in conjunction with her chronic Emphysema took her life. She was a spry loving and selfless mother to all her family and friends, who miss her very much!!

 

More About HELEN BATES KINGMAN:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for BENJAMIN BECKWITH BALTZER:

Benjamin came to the United States when his widowed mother remarried, and became an American citizen because of stepfather citizenship. He was a master carpenter and cabinet maker. Later, during the depression he became the sexton of Bethany Congregation Church in Quincy MA. He and his wife Helen lived the earlier years of their marriage in a rented flat on Kendrick Ave. Quincy. Their first three children were born at that time (Philip was born on the kitchen table). They then bought the house at 129 Merrymount Rd. Quincy that was one of the houses built by his Step-father Albert Parker,

who lived at Merrymount Road. Later there they had their forth child, Robert. After World War II, they sold their home at 129 Merrymount Rd. and bought a brand-new Chevrolet and new trailer home and travelled the country, finally settling down in Tucson Arizona, where Helen's health was much better. However, he wanted to come back to New England and they settled down with their trailer on the property, and near to the house, of their son Richard in Pembroke MA. Later, Benjamin needed to go to a nursing home, where he died. He is remembered with much love by all his children.

 

More About BENJAMIN BECKWITH BALTZER:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

Children of HELEN KINGMAN and BENJAMIN BALTZER are:

43. i. RICHARD KINGMAN7 BALTZER, b. December 03, 1910, Quincy, MA; d. December 03, 1989, Tallahassee, FL.

44. ii. BARBARA BATES BALTZER, b. March 19, 1913, Brockton, MA; d. July 04, 1994, Scituate, MA.

45. iii. PHILIP KEENE BALTZER, b. February 11, 1924, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA.

iv. ROBERT RICKER BALTZER, b. October 28, 1928; m. (1) GRETCHEN LOUISA RANDALL, October 02, 1948; b. April 04, 1929, Tewksbury, MA; m. (2) PEARL EDNA SPITZER, May 23, 1959; b. July 10, 1923, Toledo, OH.

 

Notes for ROBERT RICKER BALTZER:

Of Livermore, CA.

 

Notes for GRETCHEN LOUISA RANDALL:

!Soc. Sec. #031-20-7287. Adopted by Robert & Milley RANDALL. On Sept. 1949 she indicated that her true father and mother were then 49 and 52 years old. Her father at that time owned a gas station in Wakefield, MA. "Dad, born Feb. 14 and Mom, born April 15." Her mother's parents were Mr. & Mrs. Ewald WEYAND, living in Lenschied, Germany in Sept. 1949. She divorced Nov. 26 1956.

All information from Robert Baltzer.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

40. KENNETH7 READ (EDWARD DELAUS6, GEORGE ALBRO5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) He married ETHEL MITCHELL.

Child of KENNETH READ and ETHEL MITCHELL is:

46. i. GLEN8 READ.

 

 

41. KATHERINE GERTRUDE7 DOHM (MINNIE KATHERINE6 BROOKS, SARAH AUGUSTA5 READ, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born February 06, 1913, and died August 24, 1966. She married MCGAVRAN.

Children of KATHERINE DOHM and MCGAVRAN are:

i. DARRELYN8 MCGAVRAN.

ii. MARK LLOYD MCGAVRAN.

iii. STEPHEN MCGAVRAN.

iv. KATHERINE LEAH MCGAVRAN, d. August 24, 1966, Fullerton, CA.

 

 

42. DONALD READ7 FOWLER (IDA MAY6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born May 09, 1914 in Quincy, MA, and died March 26, 1955 in Pacific Ocean. He married VERNA MURIEL HUBBS. She was born July 06, 1913 in Whitefield, ME, and died Aft. November 1998.

 

Notes for DONALD READ FOWLER:

He had a withered left arm. Built his own airplane, but Massachusetts law prevented him from flying it. He took it to New Hamshire and flew it there. Became a professional aircraft Engineering Officer on the Pan American Clippers in the Pacific.

 

From Robert Baltzer: "I was going to a radar school in Illinois when Don was lost, that would date it to early 1955. He was flight engineer on a Boeing Stratocruiser that went down off the coast of Washington or Oregon. What Mother told me was that Don and the navigator stayed with the plane to get the passengers into the rafts. When it was time for them to leave there was a rope from the plane to a raft & as they started to go to the raft someone unknown panicked that the plane might be sinking & cut the line. By the time the rafts could get to them they had both died of exposure. Don't know how long that was."

 

"I found the headline in the Sunday paper March 27, 1955. 19 Rescued from Sea: 4 Killed as Airliner Ditches Off Oregon. The accident happened on the 26th. Plane was bound from Seattle & Portland to Honolulu. They ditched after the # 3 engine vibrated out of its' mount (runaway prop?). Don, the copilot & 2 passengers were lost, (circumstances on Don in particular are rather vague). I only had time to check the one paper, another article next day. I'll get back soon & check the other S.F. paper & any local papers I can find."

 

"They gave Don's name & address as: Donald R. Fowler of 671 Anderson Drive, Los Altos. there is a line on the microfilm running right thru his wife's name but it looks like Verna (not sure about the n). It also says they had 3 children."

 

From the New York Times of Sunday March 27, 1955: Airliner Ditches in Pacific; 4 Die and 19 in Rafts Saved. Plane With 23 Goes Down Off Oregon --- Navy Ship Picks Up Survivors By the United Press

 

PORTLAND, Ore., March 28, 1955; An Australia-bound Pan American World Airways Stratocruiser carrying twenty-three persons ditched in the Pacific off the Oregon coast today after an engine ripped loose. Four persons were killed. The others were rescued from life rafts.

 

The Navy said the most serious1y injured of the passengers was Pat Lacy of Seattle, who suffered a broken leg.

 

Lieut. (j.g.) Michael Porosky of the Navy transport, the Bayfield, the rescue ship, said none of the surviving passengers could come to the ship-to-shore telephone because of "shock and injuries."

 

The double-deck four-engine airliner slammed into the smooth sea thirty-five miles off the Oregon coast. The crash-landing came at 10:40 A. M., only twenty-five minutes after the plane took off from Portland for Honolulu and Sydney. The rescue operation was completed about 2 P. M.

 

The pilot radioed that one of 1 the engines was wrenched from its mounting and that he had to go down. The fifteen passengers and eight crewmembers hastily prepared for Pan American's first ditching since World War II. They donned lifebelts and poised for the shock that comes when an airplane hits water. Then as quickly as possible after the landing, life rafts were

tossed into the water and the survivors jumped into them.

 

By that time, the Coast Guard had received the distress message and sent five ships in the area speeding to the rescue. Five Coast Guard and private planes roared to the scene also and circled overhead until help arrived.

 

The plane went down off Cape Arago near Coos Bay, 130 miles north of the California border and near Newport, Ore. The occupants found refuge in three life rafts until help arrived. In the rafts, each big enough for twenty persons, were food and Gibson Girl automatic radios that send out distress calls when cranked.

 

We finally were able to find the Don's family in the same house in which they were living, when he died. My brother, Bob, was actually able to visit them on Sunday Nov 1 1998, which became a very cordial first meeting of the family that ran from 2PM to 9PM. In this time much was shared! Bob has learned:

 

The version of the life raft issue that mother told me was very close to the actual story. It seems that the first two rafts were cast loose from the plane before they were fully loaded. The third was crowded, but not overloaded. The Captain was the last to leave the plane & helped get an elderly man into the raft. He was injured & in the water quite a while so was unconscious when they got him aboard. (The raft was secured by a line, but apparently some distance away.) Meanwhile, Don and the copilot were on the wing on the other side of the plane helping a stewardess with the injured woman passenger (two broken legs). They got the two women into the water and to the raft in their lifejackets. By the time they were in the raft the stewardess was unconscious & there were no conscious crewmembers in the raft & it appeared to be being swept toward the jagged metal where the tail had broken off. Not realizing that there were two crewmembers still in the water, one of the doctors aboard cut the tether line. When they realized what had happened, they were unable to move the raft to the men, & the men couldn't make it to the raft by swimming. It was later determined that they lost consciousness due to the cold, couldn't control their breathing & drowned due to the rough seas breaking over, even with their life jackets on. The elderly man who made it to the raft died there of a heart attack that happened either in the plane or in the water before he was pulled onto the raft. The family did not remember anything about the passenger who was apparently with Don & the copilot in the water.

 

The Coast Guard said ships in the area at the time of the ditching included the Bayfield, the Matson Line's Hawaiian Educator and the Lompoc Victory. The Bayfield was first to reach the scene and lowered lifeboats, which picked up the survivors. The survivors floated in the rafts for about three hours before the final person was lifted aboard the Bayfield. The transport was headed toward Seattle and speeded up to arrive there about 7 P. M. tomorrow.

 

Capt. W. L. Parks of the Air Force 142d Fighter-Interceptor Group, who flew over the ditched plane in a Jet, said two of the life rafts were tied together and that the survivors had set off smoke flares to help searchers find them.

 

Captain Parks had been ordered out to search for the plane as soon as word was received that it was in trouble. "They sent me to the last plotted radar echo from the disabled plane." he said.

 

Radio reports from the ship said some of the survivors were in need of immediate medical attention. A helicopter from Coos Bay was en route to the ships.

 

Captain Parks said the $1,500,000 Boeing-built plane left two oil streaks and "a lot of debris where it went down."

 

The flight had originated in Seattle, Wash.

 

Two of the women aboard were members of prominent Hawaii families. They were Gail Dillingham, daughter of Lowell Dillingham, and Mary Harrison, daughter of Edward T. Harrison. Both attended Annie Wright Seminary near Tacoma, Wash.

 

Among the passengers was Claude Hollister, 53 years old, Pan American World Airways official in New York, and his wife, Mrs, F1orence Hollister, 52.They were on their way to Jakarta, Indonesia, where he was to become aviation adviser to the Indonesian Government, on loan from Pan American.

 

List of Those Aboard Plane:

Following are the names of those aboard the airliner that ditched yesterday off the Oregon coast as released by Pan American Airways in Seattle:

 

THE DEAD:

 

Passengers:

DARROW, David E., Auburn Wash.

PETERSON, John D., Seatt1e

 

Crew:

FOWLER, Donald R., flight engineer Los Angeles.

HENDRICK, A. G., first officer Seattle.

 

SURVIVORS:

 

Passengers:

CLARK, Dr. J. Edward. Seattle

CLARK, Mrs. J. Edward, Seattle

DARROW, Mrs. Joseph, Auburn Wash.

DILLlNGHAM, Gail, Honolulu

HARRISON, Mary Lamora, Honolulu

HOLLISTER, Claude, of Peter Cooper Village, 510 East Twenty-third Street, New York

HOLLISTER, Florence, same address

LACY, Pat. Seattle

MARSHALL, Mary, Seattle

PETERSON, John E., Seattle

PETERSON, Emma S., Seattle

STONE, Deimer, Seattle

SZYMCZAK. Theodore. no address given.

 

Crew:

BACHMAN. flight engineer, Honolulu

JOSLYN. Capt. Herman, pilot, Seattle

KERWICK, M. F., co-pilot. Belevue. Wash.

PARKER, Natalie R., purser, Seattle

PEPPIN. James D., steward, Seattle

THOMPSON. Elizabeth, stewardess, Seattle

Children of DONALD FOWLER and VERNA HUBBS are:

i. DORIS RUTH8 FOWLER, b. September 27, 1940, Flushing, NY.

ii. DENNIS READ FOWLER, b. February 09, 1946, Mineola, NY.

iii. ROBERT BRUCE FOWLER, b. June 06, 1948, Mineola, NY; m. DEBORAH LOUISE RAMERS.

 

 

43. RICHARD KINGMAN7 BALTZER (HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born December 03, 1910 in Quincy, MA, and died December 03, 1989 in Tallehassee, FL. He married (1) HELEN SWEETSER June 17, 1932 in Quincy, MA. She was born October 09, 1912 in Greenfield, MA, and died March 1939. He married (2) MADELON BURBECK April 26, 1940. She was born November 10, 1907 in North Abington, Massachusetts, USA, and died January 23, 1990 in Tallehassee, FL.

 

Notes for RICHARD KINGMAN BALTZER:

 

!Richard Baltzer graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931, as a Chemical Engineer, during the depression. Later, he was able to work in a rubber sole company as an engineer. He changed position to Avon Sole and Heel, where he gradually rose to the position of President, until he retired and became the Town Clerk of Pembroke Mass., where they lived.

 

More About RICHARD KINGMAN BALTZER:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for HELEN SWEETSER:

 

She was a wonderful person, dying just after the birth of her second

child, due to a slight cold that escallated to pneumonia.

 

Notes for MADELON BURBECK:

 

She graduated from Boston University, College of Practical Arts and

Letters, a member of Sigma Society, the College of Honor, 1929.

She taught English in Stow (Mass.) High School. She married Paul

Isham, Aug.2,1932 of Hamden Mass., who was studying for his Ph.D. at

Mass. State College, now the Univ. of Mass. While living in Washington

in 1939 her husband died of pneumonia while on a business trip. She

then moved back to Abington with her two sons, Allan Burbeck Isham

b. Mar. 17, 1935 and John Paul Isham b. May 27, 1938.

 

More About MADELON BURBECK:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

Child of RICHARD BALTZER and HELEN SWEETSER is:

47. i. SUSAN8 BALTZER, b. March 07, 1939.

 

 

44. BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER (HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born March 19, 1913 in Brockton, MA, and died July 04, 1994 in Scituate, MA. She married RICHARD EUSTIS BURT June 15, 1935. He was born June 04, 1909 in Springfield, MA, and died May 29, 1983 in Scituate, MA.

 

Notes for BARBARA BATES BALTZER:

 

!Barbara died peacefully with each of her two children holding a hand. She is

buried with her parents in the Village Cemetery in Weymouth, MA.

 

More About BARBARA BATES BALTZER:

Burial: Village Cem., So. Weymouth, MA

 

Notes for RICHARD EUSTIS BURT:

 

!Richard was instrumental in the initial research & compilation of genealogy of the Burt and Baltzer lines. Ashes sprinkled in the harbor waters from a lobster boat by his two children.

 

More About RICHARD EUSTIS BURT:

Burial: June 05, 1983, Scituate Harbor, Scituate, MA

Children of BARBARA BALTZER and RICHARD BURT are:

48. i. BEVERLY BATES8 BURT, b. August 16, 1939, Boston, MA.

49. ii. RICHARD BALTZER BURT, b. August 15, 1942, Boston, MA.

 

 

45. PHILIP KEENE7 BALTZER (HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born February 11, 1924 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. He married LOUISE HARRIET CASWELL May 07, 1944 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA. She was born October 10, 1924 in N.E. Womens Hosp, Mattapan, MA.

 

Notes for PHILIP KEENE BALTZER:

 

!He enlisted in the Army in Nov.1942 and was discharged Dec 1945. During the war he attended radio & radar schools. Phil planned to propose marriage to Louise Caswell in Stuart Florida. However, suddenly he was to be sent somewhere else, so that he proposed by telephone. After a moment of surprise, Louise accepted. Later, he was sent to the Army Specialized Training Program at the Cidadel and the University of Florida in Gainesville. In Feb 1944, ASTP was closed and all participants were sent into infantry divisions. He was sent to the 94th. Infantry Division. Phil & Louise were married May 1944, before going overseas that July on the Queen Elizabeth. Many weeks after "D"

day the 94th. landed from England on the Normandy beaches. Phil fought as a antitank gunner in Europe, until "V-E" day. He came back on the Mariposa (a Quincy boat) from Marseiles to Norfolk Va.

 

Phil returned to his job as a draftsman at the Fore River shipyard in Quincy, at $25/week. Under the "GI-Bill" he went to Northeastern Univ., from Sept. 1946 to June 1952 (5yr co-op program). Then while working at the MIT Digital Computer Lab, from 1952 to 1955, he discovered what it was to do research, and got his SM at MIT. In 1955 he joined the RCA David Sarnoff Research Lab, in Princeton, to do research on magnetic materials for computer memories. In 1963, Phil received his PhD in Physics from Rutgers Univ., and later in 1967 was made

Director of the RCA Research Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. In 1972 he returned to the Princeton Labs and headed a research effort to develop and use large-scale integrated circuits, including microprocessors, for automotive engine control, video games and communications. In 1983 he initialized a research effort on Artificial Intelligence. He retired Jan 1987, having five patents,

and three awards for outstanding achievement.

Children of PHILIP BALTZER and LOUISE CASWELL are:

i. RUSSELL PHILIP8 BALTZER, b. March 15, 1947, Lying-In Hosp., Boston, MA; m. CAROLYN TAYLOR.

 

Notes for RUSSELL PHILIP BALTZER:

 

Now living with Alice Brzoska in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

50. ii. HELEN LOUISE BALTZER, b. September 11, 1951, Lying-In Hosp., Boston, MA.

51. iii. HEIDI JEAN BALTZER, b. July 05, 1956, Princeton Hosp., Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

52. iv. VALERIE KEENE BALTZER, b. December 17, 1962, Princeton Hosp., Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

46. GLEN8 READ (KENNETH7, EDWARD DELAUS6, GEORGE ALBRO5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM DAVID3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) He married LISA Abt. 1980.

Child of GLEN READ and LISA is:

i. JESSICA FRANCES9 READ, b. Abt. 1998.

 

 

47. SUSAN8 BALTZER (RICHARD KINGMAN7, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born March 07, 1939. She married JOHN JAMES MILLER June 1963.

Child of SUSAN BALTZER and JOHN MILLER is:

i. RICHARD JAMES9 MILLER, b. March 21, 1965; d. November 1987.

 

Notes for RICHARD JAMES MILLER:

 

!Death by motorcycle accident.

 

 

48. BEVERLY BATES8 BURT (BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born August 16, 1939 in Boston, MA. She married (1) DAVID HENDERSON December 27, 1960. She married (2) JAMES WEST July 16, 1977.

 

Notes for JAMES WEST:

 

!Professor of Topographical Mathematics at Cornell University.

Children of BEVERLY BURT and DAVID HENDERSON are:

53. i. KEITH9 HENDERSON, b. July 04, 1961, Philadelphia, PA.

ii. REBECCA LOUISE HENDERSON, b. June 30, 1964, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

 

49. RICHARD BALTZER8 BURT (BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born August 15, 1942 in Boston, MA. He married CATHARINE PENEK.

 

 

Notes for CATHARINE PENEK:

 

!Living in Maine.

Children of RICHARD BURT and CATHARINE PENEK are:

54. i. RICHARD PENEK9 BURT, b. October 12, 1966, Boston, MA.

55. ii. CORINA BURT, b. October 11, 1967, Boston, MA.

 

 

50. HELEN LOUISE8 BALTZER (PHILIP KEENE7, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born September 11, 1951 in Lying-In Hosp., Boston, MA. She married STEPHEN DONALD FELTS June 18, 1983 in Piscataway, NJ. He was born January 24, 1956 in Morristown, NJ.

Children of HELEN BALTZER and STEPHEN FELTS are:

i. CHRISTINA HELEN9 FELTS, b. July 26, 1985, Denville, NJ.

ii. REBEKAH RUTH FELTS, b. January 10, 1988, Denville, NJ.

 

 

51. HEIDI JEAN8 BALTZER (PHILIP KEENE7, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born July 05, 1956 in Princeton Hosp., Princeton, New Jersey, USA. She married JAMES ANDREW PHILIP PAVELA September 12, 1981 in Flossmoor, Ill, USA. He was born November 09, 1957 in Chicago, Ill.

 

Notes for HEIDI JEAN BALTZER:

In the spring of 1967, Heidi left Princeton, NJ, with her family, to live in Tokyo, Japan. There she attended The American school in Japan, where she was an excellent student. When she returned to Princeton in Jan 1972, she returned to the Princeton schools. However, the other students there teased her for being a diligent student and so she went to Hun School of Princeton, where at graduation she was the first female Valedictorian. She then attended Bucknell University, majoring in Japanese Language and Culture, during which she also attended Sophia University in Tokyo for a semester and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell! She asked her father then why people lived in places of

terrible weather, and announced that she was going on to school at the University of Hawaii! In Hawaii she attended graduate school and supported herself by being a dormitory counselor and being a waitress in a Japanese Restaurant. She suddenly decided that she had tired of studying and

interviewed for work at two major computer companies in Hawaii: National Cash Register and International Business Machines. IBM gave her a offer that she could not refuse! While attending an IBM training school in Atlanta, Georgia she met another trainee, Jim Pavela, who swept her off her feet!! The next January, she left Hawaii to work in the Chicago area IBM and to live with Jim's parents. The next September she married Jim and has lived in Chicago's weather ever since!

Children of HEIDI BALTZER and JAMES PAVELA are:

i. DANIELLE NICOLE9 PAVELA, b. July 04, 1984, Winfield, DuPage Co., IL.

ii. NATALIE LAUREN PAVELA, b. September 29, 1987, Winfield, DuPage Co., IL.

iii. ANDREA MICHELE PAVELA, b. January 26, 1990, Winfield, DuPage Co., IL.

 

 

52. VALERIE KEENE8 BALTZER (PHILIP KEENE7, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born December 17, 1962 in Princeton Hosp., Princeton, New Jersey, USA. She married HOWARD JEFFREY BERINSON June 23, 1985 in Princeton Univ., Princeton, New Jersey, USA. He was born July 29, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

 

Notes for HOWARD JEFFREY BERINSON:

 

!Named "H"oward after uncle "H"arry Berinson. Named "J"effrey after "J"acob

Kushner (great Uncle??).

Children of VALERIE BALTZER and HOWARD BERINSON are:

i. JESSICA IRENE9 BERINSON, b. September 27, 1990, Raleigh, NC.

ii. ANDREW PHILIP BERINSON, b. December 13, 1993, Raleigh, NC.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

53. KEITH9 HENDERSON (BEVERLY BATES8 BURT, BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born July 04, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA. He married MARGARET DOUGLAS SMITH August 15, 1984.

Children of KEITH HENDERSON and MARGARET SMITH are:

i. ELIZABETH BATES10 HENDERSON, b. July 18, 1990, St. Louis, MO.

ii. ABIGAIL SOYARS HENDERSON, b. June 18, 1992.

 

 

54. RICHARD PENEK9 BURT (RICHARD BALTZER8, BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born October 12, 1966 in Boston, MA. He married MICHELLE COYNE May 13, 1995 in MA.

Children of RICHARD BURT and MICHELLE COYNE are:

i. COURTNEY LOUISE10 BURT, b. July 12, 1996, Pembroke, MA.

ii. KYLE RICHARD BURT, b. April 09, 1998, Pembroke, MA.

 

 

55. CORINA9 BURT (RICHARD BALTZER8, BARBARA BATES7 BALTZER, HELEN BATES6 KINGMAN, MARY CHARLOTTE5 REED, MILTON H.4 READ, JOHN3, DAVID2, WILLIAM READ1 REED) was born October 11, 1967 in Boston, MA. She married BENJAMIN SPIKE Bet. 1993 - 1994.

 

Notes for CORINA BURT:

 

!Living in 1995 in Portland, ME.

Child of CORINA BURT and BENJAMIN SPIKE is:

i. COLE DELANEY10 SPIKE, b. August 11, 1995, Portland, ME.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. by Ruth Gray, Maine Families, 1790, Volume 2, pages 232-233.

2. Brunswick V. R..

3. by Wheeler & Wheeler, History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell.

4. Ruth Gray, Maine Families 1790, Vol 2, P.233.

5. Ruth Gray, Maine Families 1790, Vol 2, P.233, Vol 1, Page 118.

6. Ruth Gray, Maine Families 1790, Vol 2, P.233.

7. History of Brewer, ME, Volume 1, Page 24.

8. by Ruth Gray, Maine Families, 1790, Vol 2 p 233..

9. History of Brewer, ME.

10. Orono Vital Records.

11. Riverside Cemetery, Stillwater, Orono, ME, 1998.

12. Isaac Hodsdon's Justice Journal, Maine DAR, Book Four.

13. 1850 Census Of Orono Maine.

14. Orono Vital Records.

15. Mary Pelham Hill, Topsham Vital Records.

16. Copy Of Death Record, Mass State Archives, 1899,V.494,P.121.

17. Angela Chapman Brigham, Kendall & Allied Families.

18. Glen Read Family Tree.

19. Social Security Application Form SS-5.

20. Social Security Death List.