SACO VALLEY SETTLEMENTS
HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, GENEALOGICAL,
TRADITIONAL, AND LEGENDARY.
THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE TOWNS ON THE SACO RIVER,
FROM THEIR PLANTATION TO THE PRESENT, WITH MEMORIALS OF
THE FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS INSTRUMENTAL IN THEIR
SETTLEMENT, ADVANCEMENT AND PROSPERITY.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN PREPARATION.
BY G. [Gideon] T. RIDLON, SR.
AUTHOR OF "EARLY SETTLERS OF HARRISON, ME," "BURBANK GENEALOGY," "HISTORY
OF ANCIENT RYEDALES," AND "RAMBLES IN SCOTLAND."
BEAUTIFULLY EMBELLISHED WITH PORTRAITS, VIEWS OF FAMILY SEATS AND
"How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood,
When fond recollection presents them to view;
The orchard, the meadow, the deep tangled wild-wood,
And every loved spot which my infancy knew."
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR.
A reprinting of the
NEW ENGLAND HISTORY PRESS
Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878
Killpatrick and Gillpatrick
Killpatrick and Kirkpatrick are identical and were, as
surnames, used interchangeably in old documents. The former orthography appears
to have been the more ancient. They were settled in Nithsdale, on the Scottish
border, as early as the ninth century. Surname derived from Cella Patricii,
the church of St. Patrick. In the reign of David I (1124-1153), IVAN KILPATRICK
witnessed a charter of Robert Bruce, and his grandson, also named Ivan, obtained
a charter of lands of Kilosburn (from Cella Osburn), which had belonged to
his ancestors, August 1, 1232. HUMPHREY KILLPATRICK was granted by charter
from the Earl of Lennox, 1200 A. D. the lands of Colquhoun.* [Humphrey Kilpatrick
assumed the name of Colquhoun, and, hence, the distinguished family of this
name, known as the "Colquhouns of Luss," are descended from the Kilpatrick.
Their lands are among the mountains and on the margin of Loch Lomond in the
Scottish Highlands.] The names of STEPHEN DE KILPATRICK and ROGER DE KILPATRICK
appear on the Ragman Roll, in 1232, among those who swore fealty to Edward
I. The two parishes bordering on the River Clyde, in Dunbartonshire, said
to have been the birthplace of the great Irish Apostle, are the localities
where this family is supposed to have originated and still bear the name
The Empress Eugenie was descended from the Kilpatricks or Kirkpatricks, styled "of Conheath." One branch of the family was early settled in Spain, and descendants are intermarried there with dukes, counts, and barons.
The most ancient seat of the Kilpatricks was CLOSEBURN CASTLE, originally Kilosburn, a view of which appears in the "antiquities of Scotland," by Grose. There is a square tower standing, 56 feet in height, consisting of a ground floor and two vaulted apartments. This old residence, once a place of great strength, was so much decayed by the ravages of time that it was superseded by a stately mansion wrought, in part, from stones taken from the ancient walls, but this was burned down in 1748, and all the family papers, portraits, and plate destroyed. The present CLOSEBURN HALL is a fine Grecian styled edifice. Two coats of arms are recorded for the family, described as follows:
"KILLPATRICK — Az a saltire in chief
"KILLPATRICK — Az a chief ar."
During the plantation of the province of Ulster, in the
north of Ireland by Scottish Presbyterians (1608-1620), several persons named
Killpatrick removed from Scotland and settled in that country. We are able
to point to the very piece of land upon which they made their home. On May
1, 1616, RICHARD KILLPATRICK, JAMES KILLPATRICK, and JOHN KILLPATRICK, all
Scotchmen, leased of Peter Benson, who was an extensive undertaker in the
province, a tract of land in the barony of Shragmiler, County Donegal, which,
in an inquisition, was described as follows:
"There is a gort of land belonging to the viccar of Shragmiler, which said gort lieth as followeth, that is to saie, it beginneth from the middle causie of stone lieng between the church and towne of Shragmiler and soe runnine along a little ditche by a boggside enclosing a fort, and soe crossinge a small brooke runninge up and over a moss or turf pit, and soe downe to a stone ford, and from thence directlie to a blackthorn which standeth by the Kings high way leading from Shragmiler aforesaid to Castlefyne, and soe directlie up to the causie where the first bounds begunne, contayning by estimation 20 acres more or lesse besides heathe and bogge."
Here, then, was the place where the families of Killpatrick first sat down in old Ireland. As the plantation records of Ulster do not contain the names of any others of the family between 1608 and 1620, we may safely assume that these were the ancestors of the New England branches descended from THOMAS KILPATRICK and wife Margaret, who came from Colerain, Ireland, to Wells, Me. in 1718-19. As about one hundred years had passed between the settlement in Ireland and that in the New World, it will be seen that the birth of Thomas was removed down the stream of time several generations from his Scottish progenitors, a period of sufficient duration to allow the family to multiply largely, but not long enough, however, to eliminate the rigid faith inherited from the Covenanters who had lain down their lives for it among the glens of Scotland; for, after the removal of the family to Saco, in 1739, a petition to "set off those who call themselves Presbyterians from any further support of Rev. Mr. Willard" was signed by Thomas and William Killpatrick. Joseph Killpatrick, another of the same stripe, voted against an increase of the salary of Mr. Willard.
The surname was universally spelled Killpatrick, or Kilpatrick, for many years after the settlement of the family in New England, and is the form used by branches more recently removed from Ireland to the United States. The forms Gillpatrick, Gilpatrick, and Gilpatric, used by descendants of the original Thomas, may be considered as a yankee improvement, but we regard this change of an ancient and significant surname a matter for regret.
As the descendants of the immigrant ancestor settled in sections of the state so remote from each other, I deem it necessary to divide the pedigree into parts, under appropriate local designations, for the purpose of more readily distinguishing the many who have borne the same christian names. The names of sons of Thomas and Margaret Killpatrick, several of whom were born in Ireland, were as follows: JOHN, JAMES, JOSEPH, WILLIAM, THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER, JEREMIAH, ISAAC, and JOSHUA; two daughters, MARY, and SARAH. The inscription following was copied from the tombstone of Thomas, the immigrant:
"In Memory of
MR. THOMAS KILLPATRICK
Who departed this life
October the 24th, 1762
in the 88th year of
[Photograph thanks to Corey Gilpatrick, and not in the book!]
GILPATRICKS OF LIMERICK.
Jeremiah Gilpatrick,3 son of Jeremiah2 and Sarah, was born in Biddeford, March 19, 1753, and baptized there, March 25th of that year. Tradition made him a son of the original Thomas; he was a grandson. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Dyer, of Cape Elizabeth, Oct. 5, 1775, (she was born August 11, 1753, and died Mar. 23, 1825), and with his wife and two children went on horseback by a bridle-path through the wilderness to the township subsequently named Limerick. He selected one of the most valuable tracts of land in the township, which was purchased of James Sullivan, and, assisted by his wife, who was a woman of robust constitution, cleared a large farm which his descendants have enlarged and brought to a high state of productiveness. He was prominent in the early town affairs, but was killed in the prime of life, Sept. 25, 1790, by a fall from a load of lumber, which he was binding. Three children:
1. JEREMIAH,4 born Aug. 3, 1776, in Biddeford; m. Dec. 2, 1799, Lydia Hodgdon (she was b. Feb. 13, 1781, and d. July 23, 1868), and settled on a tract of land about one mile west of his father's homestead. Here he added acre to acre, as the years passed, until his fields expanded into extensive proportions. He built a stately mansion and ample out-buildings, and became what the townsmen called "a fore-handed farmer." He d. Feb. 26, 1851. Two children:
I. JOSEPH H.5 son of Jeremiah and Lydia, b. Dec. 5, 1800, in Limerick: m. first, Dec. 5, 1825, to Sally M. dau. of John Burnham, Esq. and by her had six children. She was born Nov. 30, 1805, d. April 15, 1864. He m. second, Jan. 10, 1866, Harriet H. F. dau. of Daniel Harmon (sister of wife of Hon. Abner Burbank), who was born Aug. 26, 1812, in Limerick, and d. Sept. 10, 1883. He d. Dec. 10, 1886. He succeeded as only son to his father's estate and was widely known as one of the most extensive and prosperous farmers in Limerick. The great mansion, enormous barn, and capacious out-buildings now standing indicate the abundant harvests gathered, and the numerous heads of live stock housed and fed upon this place. Mr. Gilpatrick was a good and highly respected citizen, who served with much acceptability during a long term of years as selectman and in other positions of trust.
(1). John B.6 b.
Jan. 8, 1827; m. Jan. 24, 1854, Ann J. dau, of Isaac Ilsley, and lives, as
the only surviving son, on the old homestead of his father and grandfather.
He is a small man with many physical characteristics of his ancestors. No
(2). Sally,6 b. July 28, 1828; m. Augustus Libby; d. Nov. 3, 1857.
(3). Abigail B.6 b. Aug. 27, 1830; second wife of Augustus Libby.
(4). Lydia H.6 b. Mar. 5, 1832; m. Alphonso Kilgore, of Limerick.
(5). Joseph6 b. Nov. 6, 1835; d. Nov. 23, 1835.
(6). Joseph,6 b. June 13, 1837; m. Emily Stevens, of Greene, Me. and resided in Lewiston; died Apr. 2, 1883, leaving one son, named Lester.7
II. ROXANNA,5 only dau. of Jeremiah and Lydia, b. Apr. 2, 1803; m. Dec. 2, 1822, to Peter Fogg.
2. THOMAS,4 second son of Jeremiah and Sally, b. May 12, 1779, in Biddeford; m. March 3, 1806, to Sally Hale, who was b. Mar. 10, 1787, d. July 7, 1859. He d. Nov. 18, 1845. He remained on the homestead of his father, and continued to occupy the mansion originally erected there. He was a respected and influential man; carried on very extensive farming and stock raising. The mansion house sits upon a moderate elevation some distance back from the highway, and surrounded by a broad green lawn. It is two-storied, wide, and imposing. The barns and farm offices are commensurate in amplitude with the extensive area of cultivated land. From the front of the main house to the rear end of the barn, all connected by intervening buildings, the distance must be rising three hundred feet. In the field back of these buildings there is an old burying-lot enclosed by a stone-wall where monuments mark the resting places of earlier members of the Gilpatrick family, and of that of Stimpson, related by marriage. Between this dwelling and hat erected by his brother, to be mentioned hereafter, there is a more modern enclosure, where members of later generations were buried. Thomas and Sally had a numerous family; their names will now appear:
I. ELIZA,5 b. Apr. 5, 1807; m. Charles Stimpson, of Limerick; d. Feb. 1892.
II. ALVIN,5 b. Oct. 5, 1808; m. Eunice Hale, of Limerick, in 1848, and by her had one son. Soon after he passed his minority he went to Massachusetts and worked several years; then with his brother Jeremiah engaged in lumbering business in Baring, on the St. Croix river, where he continued until the death of his father, then returned to Limerick, and with his brother Sewall settled on the homestead. After the death of Sewall, he sold the farm and purchased one in Vassalboro, where he d. Mar. 19, 1888.
(1). Alonzo,6 married and is now living at Sprague's Mills, Me.
III. JEREMIAH,5 b. Sept. 13, 1810; m. twice. He worked in Massachusetts in early years; then went to Barrington, and settled on small farm. His principal business was surveying lumber. He died in Barrington, after which the sons went to Minneapolis, Minn. where they were married and made themselves homes. A daughter married a Mr. Pierce, lived in New Hampshire, and d. Aug. 8, 1878.
IV. Sally/ b. July 21, 1812 ; d. Mar. 28, 1815.
V. THOMAS,5 b. Oct. 21, 1814; m. Charlotte S. Latham, July 2, 1850. He aspired to an education and devoted his early years to study and attending the academy at Limerick. He taught eleven town schools and five high schools, mostly in Limerick and Limington; moved to Gray, Me. at the age of 36, and lives on a farm. His relatives informed me that Thomas studied for the Baptist ministry, but was not ordained; that he has long been an earnest Christian, a leader of religious meetings, and clerk of the church of which he is a member in Gray, also prominent in political affairs, having filled positions of trust in his town. One son, living at home, unmarried.
VI. BENJAMIN,5 b. Mar. 2, 1817; worked in Barrington several years, then purchased a farm in west part of Limerick, where he settled; sold and moved to Chelsea, Me. near Hallowell, where he died Oct. 24, 1888. He had issue, (1) Frank,6 and (2) Ida.6
VII. SEWALL,5 b. Apr. 21, 1819; d. on homestead, where he had settled with Alvin, unmarried, Mar. 19, 1864.
VIII. SALLY,5 b. Mar. 26, 1821; d. Feb. 19, 1836.
IX. EUNICE,5 b. Aug. 20, 1823; d. Sept. 10, 1823,
X. CHARLES,5 b. Jan. 2, 1825; spent some years in Massachusetts in early life, then went West and was there when Indian lands were transferred to the government. With his brother Isaac he invested in lands where the city of Minneapolis now stands. He owned twelve acres in the very heart of the city, besides several other lots. He lives on a farm about four miles from town; has sons in business in the city.
XI. ISAAC,5 b. June 9, 1827; m. Sarah Sinclair, of Waterborough, Me. and had issue. He m. a second wife, name not known; went to Minnesota in early life, and was at one time owner in a large saw-mill and for several years carried on extensive lumber business; at one time engaged in poultry raising and kept a thousand hens. He died Mar. 3 1892.
XII. WILLIAM,5 b. Oct. 5, 1829, and being lame from boyhood learned the jeweler's trade; was at work in Saco when he was taken ill, returned home, and d. from bleeding, Jan. 24, 1854.
3. SARAH,4 b. Apr. 24, 1781; d. Oct. 5, 1783.
4. COL. SAMUEL,4 b. Apr. 20, 1784; m. first, June 6, 1810, to Lydia Clark, who was b. Jan. 28, 1783, and d. Sept. 6, 1822; m. second, to Hannah, dau. of Paul Chadbourne (she b. Sept. 23, 1801, in Waterborough, and d. Jan. 16, 1849, in Limerick), in July, 1823; and, third, Eliza Allen, Feb. 10, 1850, she b. Jan. 11, I801, in Limerick. Inheriting a part of the homestead property, he built a large mansion a short distance north from the residence of his brother Thomas. He was one of the solid men of Limerick, who was called to fill many stations of trust, always acquitting himself to the satisfaction of his fellow citizens. He was early commissioned colonel of the militia, and proved an efficient and popular commander. At the time of his death he was rated as the most wealthy man in town. His fields were many, broad, and brought to great productiveness; his farming operations were carried on according to the most improved methods. His stock of well-fed cattle, horses, and sheep, which were numerous, attracted the attention of ealers for many years, and his well-arranged and extensive farm buildings, well-cultivated fields, and fruitful orchards were subjects for remark by many a visitor and passerby. While he was a shrewd financier and keen man of business, he was, nevertheless, benevolent and helpful toward every good cause.
I. ARTHERTON,5 b. in 1812; m. Nov. 18, 1838, to Matilda Hull, and settled as farmer in the west part of Limerick. These had three children, named as follows:
m. Edwin Moulton, of Parsonsfield; deceased.
(2). Horace,6 m. Lotta A. daughter of Naham McKusick, and has one child, Grace Isabella.7
(3). Ai,6 m. Mary (Foster) Rice.
II. JACOB,5 b. Aug. 7, 1814; m. in April, 1850, to Susan Pierce; lived in Limington, d. in Parsonsfield. His children were: (1) Amanda,6 m. Frank Hale; deceased; (2) Mary,6 (3) Charles,6 (4) Frank,6 (5) Harry.6
III. HORACE,5 b. Nov. 20, 1816; d. at Milledgeville, Georgia, in 1838, unmarried.
IV. SAMUEL,5 born June 8, 1822; m. Aug. 29, 1859, to Eleanor, dau. of Alvin Chadbourne, of Limerick, and lives on the homestead with his brother Philip. The two families have always lived in the same house and jointly carried on the same farm in the greatest harmony. Four children: (1) Clara A.6 (2) Nancy,6 (3) Carrie E.6 and (4) Willie H.6
V. PHILIP,5 b. Aug. 13, 1824; m. July 9, 1848, to Isabella G. dau. of Naham McKusick, and with his brother, before-mentioned, resides on the homestead in Limerick. His mother was second wife of Colonel Samuel; was educated in common schools and at Limerick Academy, and followed teaching in early life; active member of the Free Baptist church and superintendent of the Sunday-school; served several years as selectman and on school committee; man of sound judgment and executive force; judicious and extensive farmer; of social, pleasing address. Two children:
(1). Otis F.6 b.
May 35, 1850; for several years in trade in Portland; now (1893) keeping
large livery stable at Woodfords, Me.
(2). Annie B.6 b. Nov. 11, 1855; d. Mar. 11, 1884. She was a successful teacher.
VI. ARA,5 b. Sept. 26, 1825; m. Feb. 8, 1848, to Mercy A. Fogg, and had six children: (1) Hiram,6 (2) Emma E.6, (3) Ara,6 (4) Sarah,6 (5) Charles,6 (6) Ella.6
VII. LYDIA,5 b. Nov. 2, 1828; d. Dec. 11, 1846, unmarried.
VIII. HANNAH N.5 b. Aug. 31, 1830; m. to Lorenzo D. Pease, of Parsonsfield, Me.
IX. ROXANNA,5 b. Apr. 11, 1834; d. June 5, 1838.
X. SARAH E.5 b. May 4, 1841; m. Nov. 1, 1862, to Edwin Weeman, of Standish, Me.; now living in Parsonsfield, Me. He is a blacksmith.
Joseph Gilpatrick,3 son of Thomas3 and Margaret, of Biddeford, Me. was born Oct. 8, 1741; was married Nov. 29, 1764, to Polly Tarbox, and for several years resided in Saco, where his eldest children were born. His father, who was styled "Thomas, Jr." was born in Ireland. Joseph had seven brothers and sisters as will appear by reference to other sections of this family history. He was one of the first settlers in Limerick township, and his name appears on the plantation records before the incorporation. His large tract of wild land was purchased of James Sullivan; served with his brother Thomas on first board of selectmen; had much to do in promoting the settlement and development of the plantation. He is said to have been killed by falling timber while taking down Parson Eastman's barn. Administration on his estate was granted to "Joseph Gilpatrick, Gentleman," Aug. 29, 1799, in which the deceased was designated "Esquire." He was the owner of a grist-mill on "Pendexter's brook." His death occurred on May 8, 1799, and his grave is said to be in an old bush-grown yard, under seedling apple-trees on Elm street, in the west part of Limerick village. A widow, his second wife, survived him: her name was Goodwin. Children, nine in number, all by first wife:
1. MARGARET,4 bapt. Mar. 23, 1766.
2. MIRIAM,4 bapt. Dec. 6, 1767; m. Nov. 20, 1785, to Nathaniel Libby, and was the mother of eleven children. Her husband became acquainted with her while teaching school in Limerick. When they were married her father gave her enough wild land for a farm, and upon this they made their home. She d. in Dec. 1823.
3. HAVEN,4 bapt. Nov. 20, 1769; probably named for Haven Tarbox, his mother's relative.
4. JOSEPH,4 bapt. June 30, 1776, in Biddeford, now Saco; m. Nov. 27, 1800, to Mary Johnson, of Limerick, and settled in that town. He was called "Joseph Gilpatrick, Gentleman," in documents relating to administration of his father's estate in 1799, although at that time only twenty-three years of age. He d. May 19, 1844. Five children:
I. OLIVE,5 b. Aug. 26, 1802; never married.
II. BETSEY,5 b. July 8, 1804.
IV. CHARLES,5 disappeared.
5. THOMAS,4 bapt. in 1777; m. Alice Perkins, of Limerick, May 17, 1801; removed to Gardiner, Me. where he died. Three children, b. in Limerick, named as follows:
I. MARY,5 b. Aug. 10, 1801.
II. JOSEPH,5 b. Nov. 15, 1802.
III. THOMAS,5 b. Aug. 20, 1804.
6. SAMUEL,4 m. Lydia Clark, May 19, 1812, in Limerick.
7. ELIZABETH,4 m. Samuel Moulton, of Newfield, Dec. 25, 5805.
8. SARAH,4 b. Apr. 9, 1785; m. Daniel Harmon, Oct. 19, 1804.
9. HANNAH,4 b. Apr. 25, 1787; m. June 21, 1807, to Joseph Mulloy, of Limington, She was m. second, subsequent to 1826, to Mr. Banks; d. in 1877. She had eight Mulloys.
10. JOHNSON, went West as early as 1832.
Maj. Thomas Gilpatrick, son of Thomas and Margaret, of Biddeford, and brother of "Joseph, Esquire," before-mentioned, was born Apr. 27, 1750; married Anna Bradbury, in Biddeford, Aug. 21, 1777, and was one of the first to build a log-house in the plantation since incorporated as Limerick. He was the first town clerk, and, with his brother Joseph, was on the first board of selectmen. Before moving from Saco, he was, in 1774, on a "committee of safety"; also appointed to provide "a town stock of six half-barrels of gunpowder, 5 cwt. of lead, and a sufficiency of lead bullets according to the number in the train band." He was at the fortifying of Dorchester Heights under Capt. John Elden, in 1776, when the ground was frozen to a depth of eighteen inches, and while cannon balls were bounding over the hill from the shipping and forts; do not know the date of his death; have been informed by an old resident of Limerick that he did not leave any descendants.
GILPATRICKS OF CORNISH.
John Gilpatrick,3 son of Christopher* [CHRISTOPHER GILPATRICK (2), one of the younger sons of Thomas (1) and Margaret, who came from Ireland in 1818-20, was probably born in Saco. He married Jane Elliot, Sept. 27, 1750, and, I think, settled in Coxhall, now Lyman. He spent his last days in Hollis and was, I suppose buried on "Deering's Ridge." He had children named as follows and probably others: Nathaniel (3), bapt. July 12, 1752, in Saco; John (3), bapt. 1, 1754; Christopher (3), bapt. Dec. 14, 1755; James (3), born in 1763; Jane (3), Rosanna (3), Sally (3).] and Jane Elliot, of Biddeford, was born May 1, 1754; married Eunice Tarbox, Nov. 14, 1774, and was one of the early settlers of Francisborough, now the town of Cornish, where he was remembered by the old people of the last generation as a zealous hunter and trapper. He had served in the army of the Revolution; lived many years in the "Pendexter neighborhood," so-called, in Cornish, but after his son Stephen purchased land in the west part of Hiram and cleared a farm there, the father removed to that town and built him a house near that of his son; was an aged man when he died, but no date appears. He had issue, several children.
1. JOHN,4 m. Betsey Hamilton, of Cornish; settled in Hiram; had issue, four children. An aged member of the family writes that John removed to Vermont.
I. DANIEL,5 m. Sarah Stimpson, of Denmark, Oct. 27, 1833; settled in Hiram; fell dead in the field while plowing.
II. JOHN C.5 m. Abigail Bond, of Saco, and lived for many years by the brook-side, near the Samuel Ridlon homestead, in Hiram. When well advanced in life he removed to Limerick, on the road leading to the "Sweat Tavern." He was a cooper; d. in Limerick. He had two sons, Daniel and Ammi.6 See record of descendants.
III. SOLOMON,5 m. Lucy Eastman (intention Dec. 15, 1836); settled in Fryeburg.
2. WILLIAM, b. in 1778, in Biddeford, and followed the sea from an early age. He shipped for service in the "John Adams" as second lieutenant, but died in Washington before the ship was ready for sea. No record of a family.
3. LEVI,4 b. in 1780, in Biddeford; began to follow the sea at the age of ten and was long master mariner. He was in the United States sea service twenty-eight months in the 1812 war; four months was a prisoner of war at Halifax. When exchanged he went on board the "John Adams" and served until she was blown up to prevent her from being captured by the English. He then went to Portsmouth and served on board the "Congress" till the close of the war, when he entered the merchant service, being an officer in many vessels, in which he remained until his death, in 1830. He m. Sally Hammond, of Cornish, and settled in Saco. Children: Levi,5 Joseph,5 Stephen,5 William,5 Samuel,5 Mary,5 Sarah,5 Rosanna,5 Christiana,5 and Olive.5 None of the sons lived to be married.
4. ABIGAIL,4 b. in Cornish.
5. PEALTIAH,4 was a seaman and d. in New Orleans
6. STEPHEN,4 b. June 16, 1791, in Cornish; m. Nov. 25, 1813, Charity, dau. of Clement Brown, of said town, who was b. Apr. 27, 1793. For some years he lived in Cornish, but took up a tract of land in Hiram and made his home there until his death, which occurred July 22, 1872, at the age of 81. His widow d. Mar. 5, 1875. Children as follows:
I. STEPHEN B.6 b. June 15, 1815, in Cornish; m. Thankful Rand (intention Apr. 10, 7835). He settled in Hiram, where he is still living in feeble health. Children.
II. ALPHEUS S.5 b. Nov. 4, 1817, in Hiram; m. Jan. 30, 1841, to Hannah L. Boynton, who was b. July 8, 1819, and settled in Sandwich, N. H.; at one time lived in Tamworth; has lived for many years in Porter, Me. He is a judicious, prudent farmer, and a quiet, honorable citizen. Six children:
born April 1, 1843, in Sandwich, N. H.; m. April 1, 1869, Ella Booker, and
has issue. He has been a preacher, but in 1893 was running a hotel at Hastings,
Cambria county, Pa. He is a man of fine personal appearance. Children: Ada,7 Nellie,7 Nettie,7 Hattie,7 and Carrie.7
(2). Isabella,6 b. Sept. 116, 1844; m. June 23, 1865, to John E. Walker; second, to Melville Robinson; resides at Centreville, N. H.
(3). Elizabeth A.6 b. March 1, 1846, in Tamworth, N. H.; m. Oct. 19, 1871, Everett Boody, of Limington, Me.
(4). Joseph W.6 b. April 5, 1848; m. Sarah Cushing, of Portland, and lives at home; stone mason and farmer; an honorable, self-reliant, and much respected man, whose word can be relied upon. Children: Bertha,7 Ethel,7 Elsie.7
(5). Mary E.6 b. May 5, 1850; m. Aug. 8, 1869, John Stanley, of Porter, Me.
(6). Alpheus, Jr.6 b. Mar. 30. 1852; m. Nov. 16, 1871, Ella, dau. of Ammi Gilpatrick, of Hiram, Me. He has several children named as follows: Rosalia,7 b. Dec. 6, 1872; m. June 3, 1693, Eugene Edgecomb, of Parsonsfield; Almeda,7 b. Mar. 24, 1874; Alice,7 b. July 9, 1876, d. Nov. 11, 1881; Grace,7 b. Jan. 3, 1880; Byron,7 b. Jan. 3, 1880, d. Nov. 6, 1881; Alice,7 b. Dec. 23, 1889; Flossie, b. Nov. 4, 1891.
III. SEWALL,5 b. June 18, 1820, in Hiram, Me.; m. first, Olive Lewis: second, Martha, dau. of Samuel and Esther Ridlon, of Hiram; a peaceable, unobtrusive man; had issue by both wives: Jesse,6 d. in the army; Adaline, m. William Marshall; Rebecca,6 m. George Langley; George m. Carrie Lewis; Aldin,6 m. ______ Harvey; Jacob,6 m. ______ Lewis. By second wife: Jesse6 and Owen.6
IV. CLEMENT,5 b. Sept. 6, 1822, in Hiram, Me.; m. Martha Gould and settled in that town; now living near Huntress bridge in Freedom, N. H. Children: Ellen F.6 m. Edwin Merrifield; Everet S.6 m. Olive Ridlon; Hannah J.6 m. Frank Gilpatrick; Orace,6 m. Emma Sawyer; Benjamin,6 m. Emily Gould; Elvina,6 d. young; Viola,6 d. young.
V. CHARITY J.5 b. April 30, 1825; d. Nov. 30, 1832.
VI. GEORGE,5 b. July 11, 1827; m. Elizabeth B. Boynton, Dec. 22, 1856, and lived in Hiram; died May 24, 1879. His widow now living. Issue: Ebenezer,6 m. Eva Thompson, of Hiram; Albert,6 lives at home, unmarried; Cora, m. Frank Durgin, deceased; Caleb,6 m. ______ Lord; Frederick,6 unmarried.
VII. ISABELLA,5 b. Feb. 21, 1830; d. Aug. 4, 1839.
VIII. BENJAMIN F.5 b. Jan. 9, 1832, in Hiram, Me. and removed to Pennsylvania many years ago. He m. Elizabeth Owen, July 3, 7854, at the house of Isaac Crawford, Ebensburg, Cambria county, Pa. She was b. in Carroll township, Mar. 25, 1837; was of Welsh extraction. He enlisted in the Union army at the breaking out of the Rebellion, and had a long and wearing service; was a member of the G. A. R and buried under their orders and ceremonials. He died Nov. 27, 1890. Eleven children, six sons and five daughters: Isabella J.6 m. John Sheeler, in 1880; Thomas M.6 m. Rebecca T. Schrogast, Jan. 1. 1879, and has four children; Susan J.6 m. Ephraim Burnhimer, Jan. 1, 1879; Eri B.6 m. Bella Small, Apr. 4, 1891; Harry,6 m. Bella Bates, Mar. 16, 1893; Marshall,6 m. Mertie Brady, July 4, 1893; Jay6; Mattie6; Clement6; Mary,6 m. John Faust, June 1, 1891.
IX. ASA,5 b. Feb. 15, 1836; d. Aug. 15, 1839.
X. MARK P.5 b. May 2, 1839, in Hiram, Me. (records in his family have his birth "Apr. 24, 1839"). He m. Elizabeth Coy, of Pennsylvania Run, Indiana Co. Pa. Sept. 20, 1863. He enlisted in the Union army at the breaking out of the war; was confined in Libby prison; politically a staunch Democrat; at time of death, June 26, 1869, was a worthy member of F. & A. M. Blairsville Lodge. Children as follows:
(1). Laura J,6
b. Sept. 25, 1864, at Taylorsville, Pa.; m. May 27, 1890, James Murray, of
Altoona, Pa. where they reside.
(2). Mark H.6 b. Aug. 24, 1868, at Nineveh, Westmoreland Co. Pa. and resides at Nineveh Station.
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AND ABIGAIL.
Ammi Gilpatrick m. Esther Gray, of Hiram, Me. and settled in that town. He had the following children:
1. LUCETTA, d. at the age of 20 years.
2. WILLIAM, m. Minnie Bragdon, who died, and he lives in Portland.
3. ELI, m. Mary Thompson, of Saco, and lives in Hiram with issue.
4. MARY W. Samuel Gerry, of Limerick, Sept. 9, 1861; dead.
5. FRANK, d. in childhood
6. CHARLES, d. in childhood.
7. SARAH, m. Roswell Torrey, of Ossipee, N. H.
8. ELLA, b. Aug. 25, 1852; m. Alpheus Gilpatrick, of Kezar Falls, and has children.
9. FRANK, m. Jane, dau. of Clement Gilpatrick, and lives in Hiram.
10. CHARLES, in Hiram, unmarried.
11. IRA, m. Rebecca Thompson of Hiram.
GILPATRICKS OF HOLLIS.
Christopher Gilpatrick,3 son of Christopher and Jane Elliot, was born Dec. 14, 1755. He served in the army of the Revolution with his brother John, who settled in Cornish; married Martha Smith, Oct. 20, 1784, and settied on "Deering's Ridge," in Hollis, where he engaged in the tanning of leather and farming. In 1801, it was voted that the selectmen of Hollis shall meet the selectmen of Coxhall to see if they "can agree to take Christopher Gilpatrick on to this town at Christopher Gilpatrick's expense." I assume that the father had lived in Lyman, but died in Hollis with his son of the same name. Four children:
1. JOSEPH,4 b. Aug. 4, 1790, in Hollis, Me.; m. Hannah, dau. of Joshua Kimball, of Buxton, Sept. 5, 1813; she b. Jan. 21, 1787; by her he had two sons. He was a sea-captain, also a school-teacher. Becoming deluded, like so many, in the Cochran craze, which swept over the community at the time, he left his wife, who seems to have had no fellowship with the doctrines and practices of the "Cochranites," and went away to the state of New York with the company that settled there. He had a "spiritual wife," one Martha Junkins, of York, b. Oct. 23, 1808, assigned to him; she had three children; d. in Granville, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1888. Mr. Gilpatrick d. in Granger, Allegheny county, N. Y. June 3, 1858, "a man of superior natural endowment and acquired ability."
I. CHARLES C.5 b. in Hollis, Me. and carried by his father to Granger, N. Y. when a child.
II. OLIVER M.5 b. in Hollis, Me.; carried away to Granger, N. Y. when a child. These brothers came back to Hollis to visit their relatives. Both have deceased.
III. MARTHA C.5 b. in Granger, N. Y.; deceased.
IV. MARY E.5 b. in Granger, N. Y.; deceased.
V. JOHN L.5 b. Jan. 12, 1845, in Granger, N. Y.; m. July 8, 1874, to Elizabeth Blackburn and has two children. He graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1867; taught in the public schools of Fort Dodge and Gosport, Ind. and at Bowling Green, Ohio; was instructor in mathematics in the University of Michigan in 1873 and 1874; since professor of mathematics in Denison University at Granville, Ohio. Children:
(1). Alice Ray,6
b. Apr. 1, 1878.
(2). Florence E.6 b. Feb. 24, 1887.
2. EDWARD,4 son of Christopher, d. unmarried.
3. JOHN,4 b. in Phillipsborough, now Hollis, before Jan. 9, 1795, as he and Edward were baptized on that day. He m. Hannah Clark, jan. 27, 1816, and settled on the homestead with his father. His portrait, with that of his wife, painted by Treadwell, are in the possession of Nathaniel, his eldest son, at Kezar Falls, Me.
I. NATHANIEL,5 b. in Hollis; m. Betsey B. Smith, Oct. 8, 1846 second, May 7, 1853, to Abigail, dau. of Andrew Merrifield, of Hiram, by Edward Gibbs, Esq. He lived many years in Saco, where he drove a team; now at Kezar Falls, Me. Four children:
(1). Mary M.6 b.
Aug. 28, 1848; m. William Ridlon.
(2). Hannah J.6 b. June 1, 1854; m. Willis Bickford, Dec. 10, 1870, and lives in Gorham, Me.
(3). Andrew L.6 b. Aug. 24, 1856; m. Aug. 26, 1888, to Adda E. White, and lives at Kezar Falls, Me. with his parents; carriage maker. Two children, Berna F.7 and Ray L.7
(4). Sarah E.6 b. Nov. 17, 1858; d. Feb. 12, 1879.
II. CALEB,5 m. Almira Sands, of Saco; removed to the West many years ago; tailor.
III. JOHN,5 m. Martha Davis. She d. and he m. a second wife, name not known; removed to eastern Maine, and when last heard from was living in Dexter. In early life he was a barber by trade.
IV. CHARLES,5 m. Louisa Jordan; was killed by falling under the cars at Newmarket, N. H. His widow and son are living in Dayton.
V. SARAH,5 m. Horace Woodman and resides on the old homestead on "Deering's Ridge."
5. OLIVE,4 m. Amos Kimball, of Hollis.
James Gilpatrick,3 son of Christopher,2 b. in 1763; m. Elizabeth Haley, of Hollis, Jan. 4, 1798; settled in the western section of the town, as farmer, and died there Feb. 25, 1842;* [JAMES GILPATRICK (3) is said to have moved from Saco or Biddeford to Phillipsborough, now Hollis, in 1794 or '95 bringing with him his father, Christopher, his brother, Nathan, and three sisters, Jennie, Sally, and Rosanna. His house was on the Kennebunk road, so-called, thirty rods south of where the meeting-house at West Hollis now stands; buried in family lot, about forty rods below the house.] wife died in 1843, aged 74 years. These had five children, whose names follow:
1. TRISTRAM,4 b. May 5, 1798, in Hollis, Me.; m. Betsey Googins, and settled in his native town. He is remembered by the author as a man of tidy appearance and graceful manners, pleasing and attractive in conversation, and of more than ordinary intelligence. He d. Sept. 26, 1877, aged 78 years. His wife predeceased him, Aug. 13, 1870, aged 70. Issue as follows:
I. LYDIA A.5 of whom no particulars.
II. JAMES G.5 of whom no particulars.
III. OLIVE ,5 m. May 4, 1851, to Joseph L. Benson, of Hollis.
IV. JOSEPH G.5 twenty years in California.
V. ORIN,5 of whom no records.
VI. NATHAN,5 of whom no records.
VII. STILMAN,5 of whom no records.
VIII. WILLIAM,5 of whom no records.
2. ELLIOT,4 b. Dec. 22, 1800; m. June 4, 1818, to Lois Goodwin, who was b. June 17, 1799, and settled near his birth-place in Hollis, Me. He was a quiet, peaceable man; many years a communicant of the Primitive Baptist church; one of the "sweet singers of Israel," who with his good, lady-like companion were not forgetful to "entertain strangers." The author remembers with a profound sense of gratitude the quiet hours spent in that cosy home by the road-side in his convert days, when attending religious services in the neighborhood; and the good counsel and encouragement received from this godly pair have been treasured as a precious legacy of inestimable value. The highest enjoyment experienced by Mr. Gilpatrick was when singing some grand old "minor" that embodied the soul-inspiring sentiment of a Watts or a Wesley. "Aunt Lois" was a prim, sweet-faced little woman, of whom it could be truthfully recorded respecting her bearing toward her husband: "She will do him good and not evil all the days of his life." He d. July27, 1873; she d. Feb. 7, 1879. Seven children:
I. MARY S.5 b. Nov. 1, 1818; m. Isaac Bowdoin, April 5, 1840, and had issue; lives in Hollis.
II. MOSES G.5 b.
Nov. 16, 1821; m. Nov. 4, 1847, to Caroline A. Meader, of Nashua, N. H. He
was long a teacher of music, and was considered to be one of the most gifted
vocalists of his day. He resided in other states during early life, but has,
"like a wee birdie to its nest, or a bairn to its mither," returned to the
home of his childhood to spend the winter of age. He is now serving as justice
of the peace.
Three children named as follows:
(1). Medora A.6
m. John W. Smith, of Philadelphia, now deceased, where she is living with
her six children.
(2). Minnie C.6 m. Alfred Lanhans, of Camden, N. J.; living in St. Paul, Minn.
(3). Homer H.6 now in Philadelphia.
III. U. JANE,5 b. May 11, 1827; m. May 11, 1850, to John M. Bullard, at Milford, N. H.
IV. WILLIAM B.5 d. at the age of four.
V. DAVID M.5 b. Apr. 19, 1831; married Mar. 7, 1857, Helen Tibbetts; second, Carrie Rose. Three children.
VI. MELLISSA A.5 b. Nov. 28, 1839; d. Nov. 14, 1856.
VII. ALONZO J.5 d. at the age of four.
3. JANE,4 b. May 2, 1803; m. John R. Goodwin, of Saco, Me.; d. Aug. 1842. Had issue.
4. ELIZA,4 b. Aug. 5, 1810; d. in Lowell, Mass. single.
5. NATHAN,4 b. Jan. 22, 1814; Grace A. Staples; removed to Lowell, Mass. where he d. Feb. 27, 1872; wife d. Jan. 17, 1872. Had issue: Nehemiah,5 Benjamin,5 and Josephine.5
GILPATRICKS OF SACO.
Under this head will appear records of several families
as found in the town and church registers. Some of the male members will
be mentioned again at the head of the pedigree of their descendants, while
others could not be traced with certainty.
Thomas Gilpatrick,2 son of Thomas,1 the immigrant, married Margaret, and with her called "Thomas and Margaret, Jr." He was born in old Ireland, and came with his parents to Wells in 1718-20. His two sons, Joseph and Thomas, were early settlers in Limerick, along with a cousin, Jeremiah. The name of this Thomas appears in many old documents.
1. JOSEPH,3 b. Oct. 8, 1741; settled in Limerick.
2. MARGARET,3 b. Feb. 17, 1742; m. Daniel Campbell, Aug. 12, 1762.
3. ROBERT,3 b. Jan. 4, 1744; m. Doratha Hill, Nov. 27, 1766, and had issue. Wife d. Jan. 6, 1812. I do not know where he lived.
4. ELIZABETH,3 b. Dec. 23, 1746; m. Jere Cole, Apr. 19, 1764.
5. MARTHA,3 b. Apr. 30, 1748; m. Joshua Hill, May 15, 1766.
6. THOMAS,3 b. Apr. 27, 1750; settled in Limerick.
7. BENJAMIN,3 b. June 29, 1752; m. first, Rebecca Hill, Jan. 7, 1785, and had issue. He was styled "Captain" in many old documents, and I assume that he was a sea-faring man. He m. second, Feb. 3, 1793, Sally Mason, and had issue. He d. in May, 1819. Children:
I. LYDIA,4 b. Mar. 23, 1786.
II. MARY,4 b. May 28, 1788.
III. REBECCA,4 b. Dec. 24, 1793.
IV. JOHN K.4 b. Mar. 18, 1796.
V. BENJAMIN,4 b. Feb. 3, 1798.
VI. ELIZABETH, 4 b. Oct. 30, 1801; d. Dec. 6, 1810.
VII. MARIA,4 b. Dec. 27, 1804.
Dominicus Gilpatrick,3 son of Jeremiah2 and Sarah, and brother of Jeremiah3 who settled in Limerick, was baptized in Saco, July 14, 1751; m. Miriam Tarbox, Oct. 26, 1780; d. in Saco, in 1833, aged 82. He had a large family, named as follows:
1. SARAH,4 b. June 1, 1782.
2. MIRIAM, 4 b. Sept. 14, 1784.
3. SUSANNA, 4 b. Aug. 28,1786.
4. JEREMIAH,4 b. Jan. 3, 1789.
5. MARY,4 b. Oct. 17, 1791.
6. ELIZABETH,4 b. Feb. 3, 1794.
7. DOMINICUS,4 b. Mar. 17, 1797.
8. SAMUEL ,4 b. Nov. 25, 1799.
9. HANNAH A.4 b. Jan. 2, 1804.
10. MARY J. E.4
b. Apr. 26, 1809.
William Gillpatrick,2 son of the original Thomas1 and Margaret, was born in Ireland, June 15, 1718; married Martha Thompson (b. Feb. 15, 1718, d. Dec. 20, 1803), and had issue. The family tradition is that he saw the girl who became his wife for the first time on the ship when coming from Ireland, that a mutual attachment sprang up, and that they were married after their arrival. This story may be pleasantly romantic, but for several reasons doubt its truthfulness. If William was born as stated he was but two years old when he came with his parents to New England; rather young to "fall in love at first sight." As their son Christopher was not born until thirty-one years subsequent to the settlement in Wells (1720) it seems probable that the wedding of the parents was celebrated much later in the century than tradition has placed it; Free Mason; d. Mar. 12, 1788.
Christopher Gillpatrick,3 son of William2 and Martha, born 1751, m. Sarah Wilds, b. 1753, and had issue as follows:
1. ABIGAIL,4 b. 1774; m. Noah Toby, of Topsham, Me.
2. JOTHAM,4 b. 1776; m. Anna Smith, of Biddeford, June 2, 1796. He d. June 23, 1819, aged 40. Issue as follows:
I. CHRISTOPHER,5 b. June 21, 1798.
II. SETH,5 b. Feb. 11, 1800.
III. SIMON,5 b. Sept. 9, 1803.
IV. MARY,5 b. Mar. 2, 1806.
V. CHARLES,5 b. Jan. 10, 1808.
VI. LYDIA,5 b. Feb. 14, 1811.
3. JACOB,4 b. 1778; m. Abigail Fletcher, in 1809 (?) and had issue. In Saco the record of his birth is "March 12, 1786."
I. ALMIRA,5 b. July 31, 1809.
4. LYDIA,4 b. 1779; m. Rishworth Jordan for her second husband (styled "Mrs. Lydia") 1805-6.
5. SIMON,4 b. 1781.
6. SARAH ,4 b. 1783; m. Naham Smith.
7. LORANA,4 b. 1788; m. William Hill.
8. PAULINA,4 b. 1790; m. Erastus Hayes.
9. LUCY,4 b. 1792; m. Christopher Murch.
10. WILLIAM,4 b. 1794.
11. GEORGE,4 b. 1796.
James Gillpatrick,2 son of Thomas1 and Margaret, who came from Ireland, settled in Wells, Me. in 1734, and made that his permanent home; was in the Louisburg Expedition in 1745 under Capt. Storer, of Wells; also in the Revolution under Capt. Hubbard, eight months. At the expiration of his service, he re-enlisted and served for one full year, during which he suffered many hardships and exposures. In 1782, he enlisted for three years, receiving a bounty of six pounds. His children were, JOHN,3 JAMES,3 OLIVE,3 SARAH,3 ELIZABETH,3 JOSHUA,3 RICHARD,3 OLIVE.3
1. RICHARD,3 b. Nov. 7, 1753; m. Mary, dau. of Capt. James Hubbard, of Wells, Feb. 11, 1776, who d. Mar. 20, 1794, leaving four children. He m. second, Dorothy R. dau. of Samuel Moody, of York, 1795, who d. May 2, 1847, leaving five children. He was bound out as blacksmith's apprentice, and at his majority engaged in business. He soon opened a general store and increased his successful business. Acquiring means he built an iron factory, which was one of the first in the province. He also engaged successfully in navigation and built several vessels on the Mousam river. One of his vessels was captured by the French. He suffered from the embargo of 1807. He sold his half of the cotton mill and valuable land, which placed him in comfortable circumstances. He became demented during his last days, and died Sept. 15, 1828. Children named as follows:
I. JAMES,4 b. Dec. 3, 1776; d. in 1780.
II. DIMON,4 b. Mar. 12, 1778; m. Elizabeth Rogers and had four children, namely:
b. June 6, 1802.
(2). Daniel,5 b. Oct. 10, 1804.
(3). Richard,5 b. Feb. 10, 1807; m. and had issue.
(4). Mary A.5 b. July 6, 1809.
III. DANIEL,4 b. Sept. 19, 1779; d. in March, 1802.
IV. SALLY,4 b. June 9, 1781; m. Benjamin Smith.
V. WILLIAM,4 b. June 3, 1796; d. Feb. 22, 1830; m. Sophia Goodrich.
VI. ELIZABETH,4 b. Aug. 29, 1797; m. Benjamin F. Green.
VII. MARY H.4 b. Nov. 1, 1799; m. Edward E. Bourne, Esq.
VIII. MARIA M.4 b. Feb. 7, 1802; m. William B. Sewall.
IX. LUCY,4 b. Oct. 24, 1803; m. Berleigh Smart.
These daughters have left numerous descendants.
2. JOSHUA,3 m. Mary Hubbard, June 5, 1776; served in the army during the Revolution, in same company with James, and Richard who was corporal.
m. Reuben Stuart, Jan. 29, 1778.
John Gillpatrick,2 son of Thomas1 and Margaret, settled in Wells. He was a prosperous farmer in his day. In 1784, he and son raised 180 bushels of corn and 30 of potatoes; they kept eight cows. He was one of the petitioners for incorporation of the Second Congregational church in Wells, and was a charter member of that body. He was taxed £2 15s 9d parish money; was chosen constable, refused to serve, and paid his fine. His house was near the Mousam mill lot in 1759; name of wife has not been found. His son,
1. JOHN,3 b. as early as 1735; m. Elizabeth Clark. He was a captain in the war of the Revolution; farmer in Wells, in that part that is now Kennebunk. The record of births subjoined was found in an old Bible in possession of the family:
I. PATIENCE,4 b. in 1756; m. ______ Waterhouse.
II. JOSHUA,4 b. May 11, 1758; m. Lydia Waterhouse.
III. NATHANIEL,4 b. Aug. 27, 1760; m. ______ Kimball, and lived in Kennebunk; ship-carpenter.
IV. JOHN,4 b. Oct. 11, 1762; m. Lydia Mitchell, and lived on the homestead; d. Oct. 22, 1835. Six children, named as follows:
b. April 25, 1795; m. and had two sons: George,6 m. and lives in Medford; Edgar,6 m. and lives
in Watertown. He removed to Watertown, Mass. and changed his name, or reduced
it, to "Gill," minus the "patrick."
(2). Thomas,5 b. Oct. 7, 1797; m. three times but did not have issue d. Sept. 28, 1858, in Kennebunk.
(3). Eliza,5 b. Mar. 1, 1799 d. Oct. 3, 1872.
(4). Hannah,5 b. Aug. 26, 1802; d. Mar. 27, 1878.
(5). Mary,5 b. Mar. 20, 1805; d. July 10, 1878.
(6). Ivory,5 b. Aug. 14, 1807; m. and settled in Kennebunk, where he d. Mar. 20, 1866, leaving two sons: John,6 b. Oct. 14, 1835; d. Jan. 11, 1885, unmarried; George A.6 b. Dec. 24, 1849; m. and has William S.7 and Frances G.7
V. ELIZABETH ,4 b. July 15, 1765; m. ______ Clark.
VI. MARY,4 b. July 6, 1766; m. Nathaniel Sawyer.
VII. JOSIAH,4 b. July 24, 1768; end unknown; a seaman.
VIII. JOSEPH,4 b. Sept. 10, 1770; m. Abigail Cousins, and settled on a lot of wild land in Biddeford, in 1798. His original tract consisted of only eighty acres; by additional pieces since purchased the farm now contains two hundred acres. His wife d. Jan. 2, 1815, aged 41. He m. second, Dolly Dyer. He d. Sept. 1, 1837. Nine children, as follows:
b. Sept. 10, 1799; d. young.
(2). Samuel,5 b. Oct. 19, 1801; succeeded to the homestead.
(3). Joseph,5 b. Dec. 26, 1803.
(4). Mary,5 b. Nov. 27, 1805.
(5). Lucy,5 b. Mar. 16, 1808.
(6). Humphrey,5 b. May 2, 1810.
(7). John,5 b. Apr. 30, 1812; m. three times. His last wife, Anna A. dau. of Capt. Stephen Shepley, a niece of Judge Shepley. He d. in Saco, July 20, 1872. He left home when a lad and found employment in the mills at Saco, and by steady application to work and habits of saving he laid up capital to engage in business for himself, which he found more congenial to his naturally independent temperament. He was an extensive dealer in corn and flour until 1861. He was also engaged in ship-building and interested in navigation. He was a man of integrity and correct habits, who held the respect of the public. He d. from paralysis. Children: Estella A.6 Grace L.6 Mary,6 Charles,6 and John G.6
(8). Abigail,5 b. Jan. 21, 1815; m. Daniel Dennett, of Buxton, and d. there.
(9). Priscilla,5 became the wife of Leonard Rumery.
IX. EBENEZER,4 b. Mar. 31, 1772.
X. BETSEY,4 b. Sept. 10, 1773; m. Jonathan Clark.
XI. THOMAS,4 b. Sept. 16, 1775.
John Gillpatrick,3 son of James,2 who was son of Thomas,1 the immirgant, was born in Wells, Me.; married Elizabeth Thompson, in 1758, and had six children, namely:
1. JAMES,4 of whom no particulars.
2. HANNAH,4 m. Elijah Hatch, Feb. 9, 1780.
3. JOSEPH,4 b. 1762; 111. Mary Jefferds, Nov. 19, 1786; she d. April 10, 1809, aged 44. He m. Esther Mitchell, Feb. 1810, who d. without issue, Jan. 21, 1820, aged 52. He m. third, Feb. 20, 1821, Alice Hart, of Kennebunk. Children by Mary as follows:
I. RHODA,5 b. June 14, 1787; went out West.
II. POLLY,5 b. Sept. 6, 1788; m. Jacob Smith, of Lyman.
III. GEORGE,5 b. Aug. 30, 1790; in the Northwest.
IV. JOHN,5 b. Sept. 6, 1792; in the Northwest.
V. SIMON,5 b. Aug. 21, 1794, of whom no record.
VI. REV. JOSEPH,5 b. Jan. 23, 1798; m. Electa, granddaughter of Colonel Taylor, Sept. 10, 1820. She d. Mar. 27, 1873. He d. July 2, 1852. He was converted when eighteen years of age and became a close student of the sacred Scriptures. He was a successful teacher in the common schools, and in 1824 began to preach. His journal, now before me, written on coarse, discolored paper, under gray, handmade covers sewed on, is filled with a record of his experiences from day to day while engaged in teaching. He must have been a man of deep piety and great earnestness. About the time he began to speak in public he wrote as follows: "I pray that God would make plain to me the path of duty. If it is to preach the gospel, may I be weaned from the perishing things of earth; may my mind be more and more led to prayer and holy meditation, and may I be built up in faith and in the order of the gospel." He was chosen agent for the Maine Sunday-school Union, and assigned to the churches in York county. He was ordained and settled over the Baptit church at South Berwick in 1826, where he was very successful. In 1832 he was chosen missionary to visit the weak churches of York County. In 1834 he settled as pastor in Shapleigh, where many were gathered into the church under his labors.
He was a man of very tender heart. When he arose to address his hearers his countenance betrayed his all-controlling emotion, and tears would stream down his cheeks while he preached the word of life. Prudent in his financial affairs, he saved from a small salary enough to make his family comfortable. When he closed his pilgrimage it was the universal expression that an able and good man had fallen at his post. Children as follows
(1). George J.6
b. June 24, 1822; teacher; Single; d. in June, 1854.
(2). Bradford,6 b. May 9, 1824; m. Caroline Hooper, of Shapleigh; wheelwright and farmer; d. in 1856.
(3). Electa C.6 b. Feb. 8, 1827; m. Benjamin Abbott of Shapleigh; now a widow in Danvers, Mass.
(4). Joseph,6 b. Dec. 30, 1831; went to California and not heard from for thirty-five years.
(5). Simon J.6 b. Apr. 17, 1834; m. Julia Garvin of Acton lived in Lyman; farmer; d. Dec. 13, 1881.
(6). Charles E.6 b. Apr. 6, 1837; m. Nellie Tripp, of Sanford, and had one child; graduated from Brunswick Medical College; settied as a practitioner in Sanford He was a fine-looking, cultivated, promising young man; d. Feb. 8, 1870.
(7). Mary E. b. Apr. 27, 1839; m. Charles E. Butler of Sanford; lives in Springvale in that town, in a spacious, beautiful home; a lady of culture and amiability.
(8). Martha A.6 b. Mar. 30, 1843; d. in infancy.
VII. JAMES,5 b. Mar. 8, 1800.
VIII. NANCY,5 b. Sept. 7, 1802.
4. JUDAH,4 of whom no record.
5. JONATHAN,4 settled in Orland (?).
6. SALLY,4 of whom no record.
[This one is mine, and as you can see, there is no explanation
on who is father is: ]
Capt. Samuel Gilpatrick,4 married Hannah Townsend, July 9, 1796, and sailed many years to the West Indies, and "coasting." His children were:
1. ELIZABETH S.5
b. June 27, 1797, in Biddeford.
2. SAMUEL,5 b. Feb. 24, 1799, in Biddeford.
3. MARY P.5 b. Mar.
11, 1803, in Biddeford
4. JOHN T.5 b. April 1, 1804, in Biddeford.
5. MARY B.5 b. June 25, 1809, in Saco.
b. Jan. 26, 1813, in Saco.
Joshua Gillpatrick,2 of Biddeford, was probably one of the younger sons of Thomas1 and Margaret, but as there were grandsons about the same age, we cannot ascertain, in the absence of full records, with certainty, which one heads this family. He married Elizabeth Smith, Mar. 1, 1750. He was one of forty men in Capt. John Lane's company, of Biddeford in 1756, "able to serve in the present expedition against Crown Point." He was then twenty-seven years of age; hence, his birth was in 1729. He had been married six years. As I find no record of birth of children subsequent to his leaving for Crown Point, I query, was he lost while in the army? No record of his death has been found in the Saco or Biddeford registers. The following baptisms recorded in what is now Saco:
1. JONATHAN,3 bapt. April 21, 1751.
2. JOSHUA,3 bapt. June 28, 1752.
bapt. April 4, 1754.
Jonathan Gillpatrick,3 son of John2 and Elizabeth Thompson, and grandson of Thomas,1 the immigrant, was born in Wells, Me. in Oct. 1769. He learned the blacksmith's trade of Richard Gillpatrick, his cousin, and went down to Orland, where he cleared his farm, and made music on his anvil for many years. Here he married Prudence, daughter of Gen. John Hancock, cousin of Gov. John Hancock of Revolutionary fame, and reared a family of ten children, the average number for a Gillpatrick. He died Mar. 18, 1837, aged 68 years and 5 months. His widow survived till 1860, aged 89 years. The names of children as follows: SAMUEL,4 SUMNER,4 JAMES,4 JOHN,4 EMERY,4 ABIGAIL,4 SARAH,4 BETSEY,4 PRUDENCE,4 LYDIA.4
1. JOHN H.4 b. Nov. 7, 1813; m. Dec. 10, 1836, by John Burnham, Esq. to Lydia A. Bowdoin, dau. of Robert and Hannah, of Swanville Me. and settled on the homestead, being a blacksmith. He died Dec. 27, 1889, aged 76 years; his wife d. Dec. 7, 1891, aged 76 years. These had issue as follows:
I. CHARLES,5 b. Apr. 16, 1840, in Brewer, Me.; m. May 5, 1868, in Rondout, N. Y. to Jennie DuBois; tradesman in Wilbur, N. Y.
II. GEORGE E.5 b. Dec. 4, 1844, in Orland; m. Mar. 9, 1869, Lena, dau. of Henry and Margaret Keyes. He lives on the homestead once occupied by his father and grandfather. One child, Eva L.6 b. Jan. 24, 1871.
III. FRANK E.5 b. Apr. 10, 1849; m. Lucy E. dau. of Newton and Lydia Heath, and had two children. He was lost on the Grand Banks in the month of June, 1885. His wife d. in Orland, July 29, 1881.
(1) Frankie L.6
b. Dec. 9, 1873; m. Apr. 2, 1892, to George F. Severence, of East Orrington,
(2). John H.6 b. July 3, 1875; resides in Orland, Me.
IV. AMY J.5 b. July 9, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1874, John C. Felker, Jr. of Boston, where they reside.
V. HELEN M.5 b. Mar. 28, 1855; m. Jan. 11, 1874, to Foster L. Kimball, who d. in Bucksport, Aug. 23, 1877; she m. second, Austin E. Kimball, brother of Foster E. Six children.
m. Lucretia Crane, and lived and died in Whiting, Me. He had issue, six children,
named as follows: Caroline,5
m. J. C. Littlefield; Clarinda,5
m. C. C. Watts; Jane,5
m. L. J. Lincoln; Edgar,5
m. Lizzie P. Smith; Thayer5 and
There are many others, descendants of Jonathan Gilpatrick and Prudence Hancock, living in Orland, Bucksport, Whiting, and Wiscasset, Me. but they have not responded to my letters of inquiry.
GILPATRICKS OF TRENTON, ME
[Now parts of Hancock & Ellsworth in Hancock County]
Isaac Gilpatrick,2 son of the original Thomas1 and Margaret, was an early settler in what was then a part of Trenton, now Lamoine, Me. Capt. Berry stated that the first settlement was made by Capt. Isaac Gilpatrick, with six sons and two daughters, who removed from Biddeford, Me. in 1774, and commenced a clearing at a place since called "Gilpatrick's point." A son-in-law, Edward Berry, said to have come from Londonderry, N. H. went with the Gilpatricks. I have found the record of births of but six children. His wife, to whom he was married July 25, 1751, was Mary Jameson, of Saco. The records of some descendants cannot be found.
1. JOANNA,3 bapt. Nov. 9, 1752.
2. MARGARET,3 bapt. July 7, 1754; m. Edward Berry, and settled in Trenton, Me.
3. HANNAH,3 m. a Mr. Richardson, "down east."
4. ISAAC,3 of whom no record.
5. ROBERT,3 m. Polly Berry, of Trenton, Me. and had a numerous family named as follows: Charles,4 Morton,4 Jeremiah,4 Edward,4 Robert,4 Ivory,4 Naham,4 Luther,4 and Sarah4
6. SAMUEL,3 bapt. Feb. 14, 1768; m. Betsey Lord, of Surry, Me. and had issue, Samuel,4 and probably others.
7. JOHN,3 removed to Washington county, Me. and his descendants are supposed to be living in Pembroke, Me.
8. JAMES,3 m. and had several sons; probably daughters. Of the sons the following has been furnished me:
II. GEORGE,4 who was lost at sea, leaving sons, George5 and John.5
III. JAMES,4 settled in Topsham, Me. and had issue: William C.5 John H.5 James H.5 and Frederick R.5
IV. MARTIN,4 was lost at sea.
V. ISAAC,4 of whom no record.
VI. RUFUS,4 M. D. was shot during the late Civil war while dressing the wounds of a rebel soldier. He had children named: Erastus,5 who lived at Saladvale, Col.; William,5 and Phebe,5 who was the wife of Charles N. Stevens, of Toledo, Ohio.
9. MARTIN J.4 never married.
of whom no record.
Edward Gilpatrick,4 son of Robert3 (5), m. Sarah Smith, of Ellsworth, Me. and had children named as follows:
1. MATILDA J.5 married Seth Paddleford, of Ellsworth, Me. in 1850, and had issue.
2. SARAH,5 m. Gilman B. Hodgkins, of Lamoine, Me. where she resides, with issue.
m. Warren King, of Lamoine, Me. where she resides. Children.
Howard Gilpatrick, Esq.5 a grandson of Robert3 (5), is a lawyer at Leavenworth, Kansas.
Robert Gilpatric, son of Charles, lives on the homestead in West Washington, Me. These families removed from Saco or Biddeford to the eastern part of the state, and the descendants are now numerous and very respectable.
Evander Gilpatrick, son of preceding, is a contractor and builder in Waterville, Me. The grandmothers of his wife were daughters of William and David Gilpatrick, of the same race and family connection.
1804, April 14, Olive to Jeremiah Cole.
1803, June 26, Elizabeth S. to Benjamin Haley.
1805, Lydia to Capt. James Murch.
1805, Mrs. Lydia to Rishworth Jordan, 3d.
1828, Mar. 27, Mary to Edward Gordon.
1743, Thomas to Elizabeth Slemons.
1765, Nov. 2, Rebecca to John Sackpole.
1812, Mary to Joseph Haley.
1802, Mar. 28, Jotham to Sarah Cole.
1761, Aug. 29, Sarah to Nathaniel Tarbox.
1779, Nov. 25, Sarah to Abijah Tarbox.
1782, Nov. 30, Elizabeth to Nathan Tarbox.
1784, Feb. 7, Jane to Carrill Tarbox.
1785, Jan. 7, Benjamin to Rebecca Hill.
1785, Oct. 12, Miriam to Nathaniel Libby.
1788, April 19, Charity to Joseph Stevens.
1791, Dec. 10, Mary to Paul Junkins.
1792, June 9, Abigail to Noah Tobey (Topsham).
1793, Feb. 23, Benjamin to Sally Nason.
1795, Nov. 7, Josiah to Polly Moore.
1796, July 9, Capt. Samuel to Hannah Townsend.
1840, Nov. 15, Daniel H. to Betsey Lebarron of Hiram, Me.
1832, Nov. 3, Eliza to James Hartford, Hiram, Me.
1844, Jan. 13, Betsey to Jeremiah Chappel, Hiram, Me.
1757, Nov. 27, Ruth N. to James S. Gould, Hiram, Me.
1861, June 1, Cyrus W. to Sarah F. Rounds, Hiram, Me.
William Kilpatrick and wife, Jane Dunlap, came from County Antrim, Ireland, in 1816, and settled in Washington county, Pa. They moved to Harrison county, thence, in 1825, to Coshockton county, Ohio, where Mr. Kilpatrick d. April 17, 1880; his wife had d. Oct. 20, 1870. They had ten children, four sons and six daughters, all reaching maturity and named as follows: JOHN, JAMES, WILLIAM, ROBERT, MARGARET, SARAH, MARY A. ELIZABETH, JANE, and EMELINE. Only four are living. James is at Bonhoma, So. Dak. and Robert at Concord, Ohio. "An honest, industrious people, well-to-do; some of them college graduates."
James R. Dangel
1504 Sawmill Creek Road
Sitka, Alaska 99835 USA