Timothy Day

M, b. circa 1653, d. 8 April 1723
Father*Anthony Day1 b. c 1617, d. 23 Apr 1707
Mother*Susanna Matchett1 b. 1624, d. 10 Dec 1717
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Timothy was born at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, circa 1653.1 He married Phebe Wild, daughter of John Wild and Priscilla Gould, at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, on 24 July 1679. Gloucester Vital Records says her name was "Pheby Wiles.".1,2 Timothy Day married Hannah Downing on 3 December 1719 at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.3,4 Timothy died on 8 April 1723 at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.5

Family 1

Phebe Wild b. c 1653, d. 10 Dec 1717
Children

Family 2

Hannah Downing d. 1 Apr 1771

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 1.
  2. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:173.
  3. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 2.
  4. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:168.
  5. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:627.
  6. [S517] Topsfield, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:33.
  7. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:204.
  8. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:111.
  9. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:207.
  10. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:112.
  11. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:200.
  12. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:201.

Phebe Wild

F, b. circa 1653, d. 10 December 1717
Fanciful representation of the Salem witch trials, lithograph from 1892.
Father*John Wild1 b. c 1618, d. 14 May 1705
Mother*Priscilla Gould1 b. s 1625, d. 16 Apr 1663
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     She was accused of witchcraft 1692 and jailed in Ipswich, MA, where she remained until 24 Sep, 1692. She was released on bonds for her reappearance, but the case seemed to have been forgotten. Phebe was born at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, circa 1653.2,1 She married Timothy Day, son of Anthony Day and Susanna Matchett, at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, on 24 July 1679. Gloucester Vital Records says her name was "Pheby Wiles.".2,3 As of 24 July 1679,her married name was Day.2,3 Phebe died on 10 December 1717 at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.2,4

Family

Timothy Day b. c 1653, d. 8 Apr 1723
Children

Citations

  1. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:627.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 1.
  3. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 2:173.
  4. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:114.
  5. [S517] Topsfield, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:33.
  6. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:204.
  7. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:111.
  8. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 2.
  9. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:207.
  10. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 3:112.
  11. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:200.
  12. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:201.

Joseph Day

M, b. circa 1692, d. after 1735
Father*Timothy Day1 b. c 1653, d. 8 Apr 1723
Mother*Phebe Wild b. c 1653, d. 10 Dec 1717
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Joseph was born at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, circa 1692.2 He was baptized before 1703 at Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts.1 He married Patience Hilton, daughter of William Hilton Jr. and Anne unknown, at Wells, York, Maine, circa 1712.3,2 Joseph died after 1735 at probably, Wells, York, Maine.4

Family

Patience Hilton b. c 1692
Children

Citations

  1. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:204.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 2.
  3. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 189.
  4. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  5. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:203.
  6. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:206.
  7. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 3.

Patience Hilton

F, b. circa 1692
Father*William Hilton Jr.1 b. c 1653
Mother*Anne unknown1 b. s 1655, d. a 1700
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
Royal DescendantY
     Patience died at probably, Wells, York, Maine. Patience was born at Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, circa 1692.2 She married Joseph Day, son of Timothy Day and Phebe Wild, at Wells, York, Maine, circa 1712.3,2 As of circa 1712,her married name was Day.3,2

Family

Joseph Day b. c 1692, d. a 1735
Children

Citations

  1. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 336.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 2.
  3. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 189.
  4. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:203.
  5. [S507] Gloucester, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:206.
  6. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 3.

William Day

M, b. 12 July 1731, d. say 1805
Father*Joseph Day1 b. c 1692, d. a 1735
Mother*Patience Hilton b. c 1692
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
Royal DescendantY
     William was born at Wells, York, Maine, on 12 July 1731.1 He was christened at Wells, York, Maine, on 18 July 1731.1 William signed a marriage contract with Dorothy Littlefield at Wells, York, Maine, on 6 March 1753.1 William died say 1805 at Cornish, York, Maine. He died between the 1800 and 1810 censuses..1

Family

Dorothy Littlefield b. 30 Jun 1734, d. c 1805
Children

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 3.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 4.
  3. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 62.

Dorothy Littlefield

F, b. 30 June 1734, d. circa 1805
Father*Samuel Littlefield b. s 1705
Mother*Elizabeth Goodale b. 28 Jul 1703
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Dorothy was born at Wells, York, Maine, before 30 June 1734.1,2 She was baptized on 30 June 1734 at Wells, York, Maine.1,2 Dorothy signed a marriage contract with William Day at Wells, York, Maine, on 6 March 1753.1 As of 6 March 1753,her married name was Day.1 Dorothy died circa 1805 at Cornish, York, Maine.1

Family

William Day b. 12 Jul 1731, d. s 1805
Children

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 3.
  2. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 2:48.
  3. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 4.
  4. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 62.

Asa Day

M, b. between 1760 and 1770, d. between 1840 and 1850
Father*William Day1 b. 12 Jul 1731, d. s 1805
Mother*Dorothy Littlefield1 b. 30 Jun 1734, d. c 1805
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
Royal DescendantY
     Asa was born at probably, Wells, York, Maine, between 1760 and 1770.1 He married (?) Indian at perhaps, Cornish, York, Maine, before 1796.1 Asa died between 1840 and 1850 at perhaps, Cornish, York, Maine.1

Family

(?) Indian b. c 1776
Children

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 62.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 64.

(?) Indian

F, b. circa 1776
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     (?) died at perhaps, Cornish, York, Maine. (?) was born at perhaps, Maine, circa 1776. She married Asa Day, son of William Day and Dorothy Littlefield, at perhaps, Cornish, York, Maine, before 1796.1 As of before 1796,her married name was Day.1

Family

Asa Day b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. bt 1840 - 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 62.

Daniel (Asa?) Day1

M, b. circa 1798, d. before 1880
Father*Asa Day1 b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. bt 1840 - 1850
Mother*(?) Indian b. c 1776
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
Royal DescendantY
     Daniel Day went to New Hampshire "in early manhood." His great grandson, grandson of Daniel's son Samuel Day, Clyde Day", three Day brothers came to N H to work in the mills. Lands and farms were being cleared in the mountainous areas near Benton & Warren, N H and factories were opening. People from nearby towns in Maine were moving to NH to work. The History of Warren, NH by William Lillie: "In 1817 he (Daniel) lived in Charleston district, a section of Warren, NH near Lake Tarleton. He was employed by Anson Merrill in his potash mill .... The community had a school house In 1795 which served as a church, with a burying ground nearby. Foundations have been found with lilac bushes & rhubarb plants still growing (1977). The settlement was deserted before 1870 & much of the area had returned to wilderness." A map in the book shows that the largest part of old Warren, around Tarleton Lake where the Days lived, is now part of Piermont.
After the birth of son Ezekiel Day, Daniel & Jane went back to Cornish, York, Maine, Their Son Samuel was born there in 1821 and Daniel Jr. was born at Parsonfield, Maine in 1822; daughter Abigail's birthplace was given as Maine on the marriage record of her San Walter. The family moved to CoventryBenton, Grafton, NH, where Daniel bought a farm with his brother Joseph Day from Obadiah Eastman of Woodsville, Haverhill, Grafton, NH in 1823. In 1825 Daniel. is listed in Selectmen's record book as owning 80 acres of land with stock. He is not mentioned here after 1828; was living in Warren, Grafton, NH (1830 census) before he sold his farm in Coventry to Daniel BATCHELDER in 1833. In 1833/34 Daniel is listed in # 4 school district. On 9 March 1837 he bought land from Israel PERKINS in Warren, deed recorded in Woodsville, Grafton, N H. He last appears in tax lists in 1842 with 150 acres. About this time Daniel Day left Warren and bought a farm on Danforth road Pittsburg, Coos, NH, now known as the Atlee B Mousseau place. The first house he built burned about 1857 and he built one which is still standing (1985). The 1880 census shows that Jane, Daniel's widow lived with their daughter Abigail & her husband Seldon Danforth on the farm where she and Daniel had lived.1 Daniel was born at Cornish, York, Maine, circa 1798.1 He married Jane Danforth (Danford?), daughter of Moses Danforth Jr. and Mehitable Stevens, at Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, on 15 December 1817.1 Daniel died before 1880 at Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire. He was not listed in the 1880 Census..1 He was buried in 1880 at Hollow Cemetery, Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire.1

Family

Jane Danforth (Danford?) b. 9 Jan 1799, d. 22 Jan 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 64.
  2. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  3. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 77.

Jane Danforth (Danford?)

F, b. 9 January 1799, d. 22 January 1885
Father*Moses Danforth Jr.1 b. c 1754
Mother*Mehitable Stevens1 b. 2 Sep 1758
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Jane was born at Canterbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, on 9 January 1799.2 She married Daniel (Asa?) Day, son of Asa Day and (?) Indian, at Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, on 15 December 1817.2 As of 15 December 1817,her married name was Day.2 Jane died on 22 January 1885 at Pittsburg, Coos, New Hampshire, at age 86.2

Family

Daniel (Asa?) Day b. c 1798, d. b 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S679] John Joseph May, Danforth Genealogy, 382.
  2. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 64.
  3. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  4. [S264] Ina Harris Day, William Day and Dorothy Littlefield and Many of Their Ancestors, Descendants & Cousins, 77.

Timothy Hanson Perkins1

M, b. June 1804, d. 6 December 1886
Father*Stephen Perkins2 b. c 1783, d. a 1860
Mother*Abigail Palmer2
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Timothy was born at probably, Middleton, Strafford, New Hampshire, in June 1804. The Identity of Timothy Hanson Perkins

His death record states that the was 82 years and 6 months old. It also states that he was born in NH.

While there is no direct evidence that Timothy was the son of Stephen Perkins, there is sufficient circumstantial evidence that leads me to believe that he is indeed Stephen's son. The 1871 Quebec Census indicates that Timothy Hanson was born in New Hampshire. His two brothers Joseph and Solomon were born in Middleton, so I think it is safe to assume that Timothy was as well.

THE SEARCH FOR THE ANCESTORS OF TIMOTHY HANSON PERKINS
     

Almost everyone who does genealogical research hits a brick wall at some point. No matter how hard ones searches there doesn't seem to be any record of some important person’s ancestry. Such is the case with my wife Leone’s great, great grandfather Timothy Hanson Perkins. Timothy married Hannah Marsh and their daughter Lydia Jane Perkins married John Gray. John and Lydia’s son Charles Henry married Maude Alice Perry and their daughter Thelma Leone Gray married Stuart Smith Nugent and they were Leone’s parents.

The brick wall is hit when we tried to find Timothy’s ancestors. Leone’s brother Noel and I have been looking for the elusive Perkins family for several years with nothing to show for our efforts. That’s where matters stood until early August of this year when I received and e-mail from Maggie Jones, a native of Littleton, NH, who now lives in South Carolina. She saw the wedding photo of John Gray and Lydia Perkins that I had included in my Ancestry.Com family tree on line. Maggie is a generation younger that Leone and is the great, great grand-daughter of Hanson S. Perkins, son of Timothy Hanson Perkins. We have been corresponding by e-mail since August 1 and have turned up some interesting facts.

Before I get into Maggie’s and my research, I would like to step back to a March 4, 2012 e-mail I received from Noel regarding his research on the Perkins family. He suggested a link to the Perkins families of Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire listing three sons of Lemuel Perkins, Sr, born 6 Dec 1718 at Somersworth, Strafford County, NH. Lemuel married Hannah Hutchins, and they had three sons as listed in the 1790 census of Barrington. They were Lemuel, Jr, born ca 1751; Timothy, b. ca 1754 and Joseph, b. ca 1757.

After hearing from Maggie Jones in August of 2015, I searched for any clues amongst the three sons of Lemuel Perkins, Sr., and found nothing that pointed to Timothy Hanson Perkins. The closest I came was to a Timothy Perkins, born 25 Feb 1772 at Jackson (then Adams), Carroll County, NH. He was probably a son of the Timothy Perkins of the 1790 Barrington Census.

Lemuel Perkins, Sr., of Barrington, was the son of Nathaniel Perkins, Jr., and Abigail (weare) Roberts, widow of William Roberts. Nathaniel, Jr. Was the son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Tibbetts) Perkins of Dover, Strafford County, NH. Nathaniel Perkins was the son of Thomas Perkins of Dover. I list these non-ancestors because, as you will see later, they are closely related to Leone’s Perkins line.

Since I couldn’t find any promising leads from the Lemuel Perkins/Barrington line, I turned to other clues. Maggie Jones pointed out that there was a Joseph Perkins listed as a resident of Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada, in the 1871 Quebec Census. She suggested that Joseph, who was close to Timothy H. in age, might be a brother. She further noted that, according to his death record, Joseph was the son of one Stephen and Abigail [unknown] Perkins, and he was born in Middleton, Strafford County, NH. Following this lead, I found a Solomon Perkins who, was born ca 1805 in Middleton, the son of Stephen and Abigail (Palmer), Perkins. Solomon died 7 Feb 1882 in Epping, Rockingham, NH. Joseph and Solomon were clearly bothers, but there was still no proof that Timothy Hanson Perkins was related in any way to them.

Then, on 17 Sep 2015, I found a link between T. H. and Joseph. A marriage record for Joseph shows that he married Eliza James 2 Apr 1829 at Whitefield, Coos County, NH. He is also listed as a resident of Whitefield in the 1830 census. Timothy H. married Hannah Marsh ca 1831, probably at Barnston, Quebec, but their first child, Charles E. was born 22 Jun 1832 at Whitefield. Clearly, there had to be a close family connection between T.H. and Joseph for T.H. to come to Whitefield from Barnston after his marriage, and to be there when his son was born. Although T.H. doesn’t show up on the 1830 census of Whitefield, he clearly was living there in 1832. I think that there is sufficient circumstantial evidence to suggest that he and Joseph were brothers or, at the very least, close cousins.

Assuming that T. H., Joseph and Solomon were indeed brothers, I started searching for father Stephen’s parents, and I hit another wall. No records could be found for Stephen’s birth other than an unsourced Ancestry.com family tree: Woodman 12-23-2014 compiled by P. A. Woodman (http://person.ancestry.com/tree/75811311/person/32334624590/facts) This tree claims that Stephen’s father was Solomon Perkins, Jr., born 1745 in Rochester, Strafford County, NH. Solomon, Jr.’s lineage is well documented back to Thomas Perkins who was a resident of Dover, Strafford County, NH, in 1665.

This tree also claims, with no substantiating evidence, that Solomon, Jr.’s youngest child was Solomon, born between 1800 - 1810. Looking closely at Solomon, Jr.’ birth date as well as that of his wife Abigail (unknown), it quickly becomes apparent that this alleged birth becomes highly unlikely. Solomon, Jr. was born 1702 (Woodman claims 1705, and Abigail was born 1707. If those dates are correct, Solomon’s parents would have been a minimum of 55 and 50, respectively, if he was born in 1800.

Let’s look at the facts as presented by New Hampshire Vital Records. A 7 Feb 1882 death record for Solomon Perkins, age 77, lists his father as Stephen Perkins and his mother as Abigail Palmer. His birthplace was listed as Middleton, Stafford County, NH. a age at death of 77 places his birth year at about 1805. No other Solomon appears within the necessary time frame. A marriage record dated 7 Oct 1824 lists a Solomon Perkins 3rd marrying a Mary Perkins at Middleton, NH. Ordinarily, a 3rd suffix attached to a name would indicate a son and grandson of a man named Solomon. Assuming that this practice was used by the person who recorded the marriage, one would have to assume that Solomon 3rd was the son of Solomon, Jr. P A Woodman naturally made this assumption in her Ancestry.Com tree. However, as we have seen, the dates make the assumption incorrect.

I am guessing that the clerk, who recorded the marriage added the 3rd suffix to keep the three Solomons in Dover separated in the records. In fact, the records of Strafford County, NH, are notoriously filled with gaps and inconsistencies, not to mention outright errors. A case in point is the practice of listing bride’s married surname in place of her maiden name. A death record dated 31 Jan 1888, for Dudley G. Perkins, son of Solomon and Mary, lists his mother’s maiden names as Mary Horne.

All this circumstantial evidence, e.g.. the fact that brothers Joseph Perkins and Solomon Perkins are sons of Stephen and Abigail (Palmer) Perkins and the use of the 3rd suffix after Solomon, which indicates that he was the third Solomon after Solomon, Sr. and Solomon, Jr., seems to make a good case for a likely line of descent from the first Thomas Perkins of Dover, NH

Having a satisfactory hypothesis that Solomon, Jr. was Stephen’s father, I switched gears and began a search for Abigail Palmer, Stephen’s wife and probably, Timothy H. Perkins’ mother. Once again, the lack of records led me to another brick wall. Although there were plenty of male Palmers in the Strafford County, NH, area at the time of Abigail’s assumed birth or her marriage to Stephen, I could find no proof that any of them fathered an Abigail.

The Palmers in the area all seem to have been children of, or related to, One Major Barnabas Palmer, who came to Dover, NH, in the mid-1700s. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1825 and dies in 1816 in Milton, Strafford County, NH. The best candidates for Abigail’s father were Barnabas’s sons Samuel, born 18 Oct 1755 or William, born 19 Oct 1757. I cannot, however, find any mention or record of a daughter Abigail. There were also three Palmers living in New Durham, Strafford County, NH, in 1790. Each had a female of the right age to have been Abigail. Her son Solomon’s death record claims that she was born in New Durham.

A possible clue as to Abigail Palmer’s ancestry comes by way of Barnabas Palmer’s wife Elizabeth Robinson, who was born 16 August 1729 at Exeter, Rockingham County, NH. Her great grandmother was Ann Dudley, who married Edward Hilton say 1662 at Exeter. Ann was the granddaughter of Governor Thomas Dudley of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Ann Dudley had a son named Dudley Hilton, from whom Elizabeth Robinson was descended. Barnabas Palmer and Elizabeth also had a son whose given name was Dudley. I mention all this because the given name Dudley was rare in colonial New England and almost all were descended in some way from Governor Thomas Dudley.

While trying to prove that The Abigail Palmer who married Stephen Perkins I ran across the given name of Dudley in the Perkins family. Timothy Hanson’s supposed brother Solomon had named Dudley G. Perkins, which may suggest that he was descended from the Dudleys, either through his mother grandmother Abigail, or through his mother Mary Horne. I was unable to prove that either woman was the Dudley link, but it is a possibility.

Going on the assumption that Timothy H. Perkins’ middle name of Hanson came from the surname of a close relative, I searched for a female Hanson who married a Palmer. Again, I struck out. There were several Hansons in the area, most of whom descended from Thomas who was born in 1586 in England and died in Dover, NH, in 1666.

According to an online list of Quaker marriages in Dover between 1702 and 1843, the Hansons were Quakers. Whether or not the immigrant Thomas was a Quaker is unknown, as is the year that the Quakers organized in Dover. Consequently, any record of early marriages, if any, has been lost.

I mention the Quakers because there seems to be a very tenuous connection between the Quakers and Timothy Perkins. First, if my assumptions about Timothy’s father being Solomon Perkins, Jr., then he is descended from Quakers. A rather cryptic note in the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, page 542, states, ”Solomon, weaver, Dover 1740, Rochester 1754, 4 ch [children] rec. [recorded], in Rochester 1741-1753, and he bp. [baptized] in 1785, ag. [aged] 83, a former Quaker.”
One has to wonder why he left the Quakers to become baptized in another church. Quakers, by the way, do not then or now, practice water baptism or any rite or ceremony of baptism as do other Christian churches.

Another bit of information has to do with the results DNA tests that Maggie Perkins Jones’s father had done. His DNA test, which tracks the male y chromosome down through the ages, determined that he was a direct descendant of a male Spencer. A close relative was one Samuel Spencer born 1672 in England and died 1705 in Bucks County, PA. Samuel was a Quaker. So, it seems that somewhere, probably in England, there was a bastard male Perkins born of a union between an un-named Perkins female and a Spencer male. Said Spencers later becoming Quakers.

As an interesting historical sidelight to our genealogical question I looked into the Spencers of England. It turns out that the surname stems from the Norman de Spencer family who were medieval nobles. Such nobles were famous for sewing their wild oats far and wide, so it isn’t surprising to think that some young Perkins girl became impregnated by a Spencer nobles’ son.

To sum all this up: I have reached a logical stopping point, as of 6 October 2015, in my search of the ancestry of Timothy Hanson Perkins. It does seem that he was the son of Stephen Perkins born ca 1783 in Middleton, Strafford County, NH; and Abigail Palmer of unknown parentage and birthplace. Stephen was most likely the son of Solomon Perkins, Jr., born 1745 in Rochester Strafford County, NH, and Abigail unknown..3,4,5,6,2,7 He married Hannah A. (Ann?) Marsh, daughter of Robert Morrison Marsh and Sarah Hill, at perhaps, Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, circa 1831. The marriage date is a guess based on the birth date of the eldest child, Charles who was born Jun 1833..3,8,9 He was a witness at an unknown person and an unknown person 's wedding at Stanstead, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, in 1843.10 Timothy Hanson Perkins lived on 26 December 1849 at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. Annexation in Stanstead County

[contributed by Leslie Nutbrown, December 2006]

In December 1849 and January 1850, there was a petition to have Stanstead County become part of the United States. There were over 1000 people who signed this petition. This could be an important resource if you are trying to find an ancestor as it would prove they lived in Stanstead County at that time. It is especially valuable because the 1851 census for Stanstead County is missing. This annexation list was printed in the Stanstead Journal and appear in the first Stanstead County Vital Statistics Book compiled from information published in the Stanstead Journal (researched by Elizabeth Brock & Jackie Tilton, November 1991) and available at the Stanstead Historical Society along with all the other volumes.

The petition reads as follows:

To John McConnell Esq. M.P.P. for the County of Stanstead.

Sir- The undersigned electors and inhabitants of the County of Stanstead, feeling that a great political change is necessary to the welfare and prosperity of this Province, and fully concurring in the principles set forth in the Montreal Manifesto, that a peaceful separation of the Colony from Great Britain, and a union with the United States, are the only means of relieving Canada from its present state of depression, respectfully request you to make public your sentiments and opinions upon this subject.
December 26, 1849, additional signatures January 3, 10, & 24, 1850.

Hanson Perkins was one of the signers.11 He lived in 1861 at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.4 He lived in 1871 at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.4 He lived in 1880 at Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire. He was living in the household of his son Charles.12 He lived in 1881 at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.13 He died on 6 December 1886 at Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire. At age 82 He was 82 years and 6 months old.7

Family

Hannah A. (Ann?) Marsh b. c 1813, d. b 1881
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Noel Atlee Nugent, Information gathered by Noel A. Nugent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The originals for these notes are in the possession of Noel's niece, Sue Ann Nugent Russell of Charleston, SC.
  2. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  3. [S450] Noel Nugent, "Gray Lineage," e-mail to John Roger Wood, 6 Jan 2006.
  4. [S845] 1871 Provincial Census of Quebec, Canada, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  5. [S853] Concord, NH, New Hampshire Death Records Index.
  6. [S869] Anne Kendall Smith, "Hannah Marsh Ancestry", 1.
  7. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSLS-RH8 : accessed 12 October 2015), Hansom Perkins, 06 Dec 1886; citing Bath, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,101.
  8. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Death Record for Almeda (Perkins) Gray.
  9. [S844] 1900 Federal Census of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshore; Roll: 946; Page: 198; Enumeration District: 66; FHL microfilm: 1240946.
  10. [S852] Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Drouin Collection.
  11. [S868] Rootsweb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~qceastwn/archives.html
  12. [S849] 1880 Federal Census of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, unknown cd.
  13. [S656] 1881 Provincial Census of Quebec, Canada, Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada, Head of Household, Family History Library Film No. 1375835; NA Film No. 56; District 56; Sub District F; Division 2; Page No. 22; Household Number 119.
  14. [S645] Daniel Gray, Gray Family Group Sheets, 4.
  15. [S677] 1861 Provincial Census of Quebec, Canada, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  16. [S644] Gray Bible Transcription.

Hannah A. (Ann?) Marsh1,2,3

F, b. circa 1813, d. before 1881
Father*Robert Morrison Marsh4,5 b. c 1794, d. a 1861
Mother*Sarah Hill4 b. c 1794, d. 23 Feb 1840
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Hannah was born at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, circa 1813.2,4,6 She married Timothy Hanson Perkins, son of Stephen Perkins and Abigail Palmer, at perhaps, Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, circa 1831. The marriage date is a guess based on the birth date of the eldest child, Charles who was born Jun 1833..1,7,8 As of circa 1831,her married name was Perkins.1 Some time after the 1861 census and before the 1871 census, Hanson and Hannah separated, the reasons for same are unclear, but she apparently had a male child when she was about 47 years old.

The child was listed in the 1861 census as, perhaps, G. W. Perkins, age 1 year.

By the time of the 1871 census, Hannah was back in Hanson's household, with an age listed as 57. No further information is available. after 1861 at Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.9 Hannah A. (Ann?) Marsh died before 1881 at perhaps, Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.10

Family

Timothy Hanson Perkins b. Jun 1804, d. 6 Dec 1886
Children

Citations

  1. [S450] Noel Nugent, "Gray Lineage," e-mail to John Roger Wood, 6 Jan 2006.
  2. [S677] 1861 Provincial Census of Quebec, Canada, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  3. [S852] Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Drouin Collection.
  4. [S857] Anne Kendall Smith, "Anne Smith E-mails," e-mail to John Roger Wood, March-April 2012.
  5. [S869] Anne Kendall Smith, "Hannah Marsh Ancestry", 1.
  6. [S864] Anne Kendall Smith, "Almeda Perkins Ancestry", 3.
  7. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Death Record for Almeda (Perkins) Gray.
  8. [S844] 1900 Federal Census of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshore; Roll: 946; Page: 198; Enumeration District: 66; FHL microfilm: 1240946.
  9. [S674] Noel A. Nugent, "Hanson Perkins - Hannah Marsh Separation," e-mail to John R. Wood, 31 May 2010.
  10. [S675] 1881 Census, Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada, unknown record info, Hanson was listed as a widower.
  11. [S645] Daniel Gray, Gray Family Group Sheets, 4.
  12. [S644] Gray Bible Transcription.
  13. [S845] 1871 Provincial Census of Quebec, Canada, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

John Wild

M, b. circa 1618, d. 14 May 1705
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
Thelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     John was born at England circa 1618.1,2 He immigrated on 11 April 1635 to Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.2 He married Priscilla Gould, daughter of Zacheus Gould and Phebe Deacon, at probably, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, circa 1643.3,2 He resided at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, in 1660.1 He married Sarah Averill at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, on 23 November 1663.2,4 John died on 14 May 1705 at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.5

Family 1

Priscilla Gould b. s 1625, d. 16 Apr 1663
Children

Family 2

Sarah Averill d. 19 Jul 1692
Child

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:548.
  2. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:619.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 2:287.
  4. [S517] Topsfield, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:197.
  5. [S517] Topsfield, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:255.
  6. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:624.
  7. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:626.
  8. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:627.
  9. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:628.

Priscilla Gould

F, b. say 1625, d. 16 April 1663
Father*Zacheus Gould1 b. c 1589, d. 1668
Mother*Phebe Deacon1 b. b 3 Apr 1597, d. 20 Sep 1663
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
Thelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Priscilla was born at Great Missenden, Hertfordshire, England, say 1625.2,1 She married John Wild at probably, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, circa 1643.3,4 As of circa 1643,her married name was Wild.3,4 Priscilla died on 16 April 1663 at Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.4,5

Family

John Wild b. c 1618, d. 14 May 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 2:57.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:548.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 2:287.
  4. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:619.
  5. [S517] Topsfield, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:255.
  6. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:624.
  7. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:626.
  8. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:627.
  9. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 3:628.

William Hilton Jr.

M, b. circa 1653
Father*William Hilton Sr.1 b. c 1591, d. bt Jun 1655 - 30 Jun 1656
Mother*Frances unknown1 b. c 1618
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
Royal DescendantY
     William Hilton Jr. was buried at York County, Maine. Noel found graves for William, Mainwaring, Ebenezer (b. 1703), Anne (Parsons/Beale) b. 1655 and John Parsons b. 167?..2 William was born at York, York, Maine, circa 1653.3,4 He married Anne unknown at York, York, Maine, circa 1678.3,4,5

Family

Anne unknown b. s 1655, d. a 1700
Children

Citations

  1. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:953.
  2. [S611] Noel A. Nugent, "York County, Maine, Graves," e-mail to John R. Wood, 9 Sep 2008.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:954.
  4. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 336.
  5. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 374.

Anne unknown1,2,3,4

F, b. say 1655, d. after 1700
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Anne was born say 1655.1,4,5,6,7 She married William Hilton Jr., son of William Hilton Sr. and Frances unknown, at York, York, Maine, circa 1678.1,2,3 As of circa 1678,her married name was Hilton.1 Anne unknown died after 1700 at York, York, Maine. She was living on the homestead on land later called Hilton's Point.2

Family

William Hilton Jr. b. c 1653
Children

Citations

  1. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:954.
  2. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 336.
  3. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 374.
  4. [S612] Noel Atlee Nugent, "Noel Nugent E-mail 2," e-mail to John R. Wood, 9 Sep 2008.
  5. [S614] Davis-Bean Trees, online http://kerrysdavis.home.comcast.net/~kerrysdavis/index.htm
  6. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 954.
  7. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 336.

Samuel Littlefield

M, b. say 1705
Father*Dependence Littlefield1 b. c 1671
Mother*Hannah Snell2 b. c 1670, d. b 5 Dec 1718
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Samuel was born at presumably, Wells, York, Maine, say 1705.3,4 He was baptized on 6 August 1710 at Wells, York, Maine.5 He married Elizabeth Goodale, daughter of Zachariah Goodale and Elizabeth Cousins, at Wells, York, Maine, on 1 March 1725/26.6,4 Samuel Littlefield married Sarah Wiggin on 13 March 1745/46 at Wells, York, Maine.6

Family 1

Elizabeth Goodale b. 28 Jul 1703
Children

Family 2

Sarah Wiggin

Citations

  1. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 437/8.
  2. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 648.
  3. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  4. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 2:48.
  5. [S336] "Register", 75:46. Records of First Church of Wells, Me.
  6. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 437.
  7. [S336] "Register", 75:106. Records of the First Church of Wells, Me.

Elizabeth Goodale

F, b. 28 July 1703
Father*Zachariah Goodale1 b. 15 May 1675
Mother*Elizabeth Cousins1 b. s 1680
ChartsThelma L. Gray Pedigree Chart
     Elizabeth was born at Wells, York, Maine, on 28 July 1703.1 She married Samuel Littlefield, son of Dependence Littlefield and Hannah Snell, at Wells, York, Maine, on 1 March 1725/26.2,1 As of 1 March 1725/26,her married name was Littlefield.2

Family

Samuel Littlefield b. s 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S516] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families, 2:48.
  2. [S547] Sybil Noyes et al, GDMNH, 437.
  3. [S336] "Register", 75:106. Records of the First Church of Wells, Me.

Ann Elizabeth Smith1

F, b. circa 1586
     Ann was born at England circa 1586.2 She married Capt. William Knowlton, son of Richard Knowlton and Elizabeth Cantize, at perhaps, Canterbury, Kent, England, before 1610. Marriage date is estimated from birth date of first child..3 As of before 1610,her married name was Knowlton.3 As of 11 June 1649,her married name was Tucker.4 She married John Tucker at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on 11 June 1649.4

Family 1

Capt. William Knowlton b. 1584, d. c 1633
Children

Family 2

John Tucker

Citations

  1. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 20.
  2. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  3. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 4.
  4. [S270] George Henry Knowlton, Knowlton Errata, 2.

John Knowlton

M, b. 1610, d. between 29 November 1653 and 28 March 1654
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     John was born at Canterbury, Kent, England, in 1610.1,2 He married Marjery unknown say 1635.3 John Knowlton immigrated in 1639 to Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.4 He resided at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, in 1639.5 He left a will on 29 November 1653 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.6 John died between 29 November 1653 and 28 March 1654 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.3 His estate was probated on 28 March 1654 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.6

Family

Marjery unknown d. c 1654
Children

Citations

  1. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 20.
  2. [S1306] Reginald Knowlton, Knowlton Family Tree DNA,.
  3. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 21.
  4. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 199.
  5. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 18.
  6. [S795] Essex Institute, Essex County, Mass. Probate, 1:163.

Marjery unknown1

F, d. circa 1654
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     Marjery was born at County Kent, England.2,3 She married John Knowlton say 1635.2 As of say 1635,her married name was Knowlton.2 Marjery unknown left a will on 20 February 1653/54 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.4 Her estate was probated on 28 March 1654 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.5 Marjery died circa 1654 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.2

Family

John Knowlton b. 1610, d. bt 29 Nov 1653 - 28 Mar 1654
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 163:15.
  2. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 21.
  3. [S653] "TAG", 35:18.
  4. [S795] Essex Institute, Essex County, Mass. Probate, 1:163.
  5. [S795] Essex Institute, Essex County, Mass. Probate, 1:164.

John Knowlton Jr.

M, b. 1633, d. 8 October 1684
Father*John Knowlton b. 1610, d. bt 29 Nov 1653 - 28 Mar 1654
Mother*Marjery unknown d. c 1654
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
     John was born at probably, Canterbury, Kent, England, in 1633.1 He married Deborah Grant ? at perhaps, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, say 1654.2 He married Sarah unknown at perhaps, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, after 10 September 1666.2 John died on 8 October 1684 at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.2,3

Family 1

Deborah Grant ? d. a 1666
Children

Family 2

Sarah unknown d. 3 Feb 1678/79

Citations

  1. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 21.
  2. [S270] George Henry Knowlton, Knowlton Errata, 4.
  3. [S373] Vital Records of Ipswich, MA (published), 2:608.
  4. [S269] D.D., Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, Knowlton Genealogy, 22.
  5. [S270] George Henry Knowlton, Knowlton Errata, 5.