Shaw 1, Shaw 2
Samuell SHAW ????
Spouse: Desiah SOUTHWORTH
Children: James; Samuel 12/29/1731; Ichabod 6/10/1734 died 8/25/1821, married Priscilla Atwood; Elijah 6/28/1736 died 7/24/1806 Greene ME; William born 7/9/1738 died 3/7/1807; Joshua 4/12/1741; Ebenezer; Benoni; Desire born 2/1/1751 died Vermont; Zebediah [Source Mayflower Births and Deaths[
JAMES SHAW born 5/22/1746 Plympton, Plymouth MA
Children: James born 1765
James SHAW born 1765; in Edmunds / Plantation 10, died 1838 Edmunds ME
Spouse: Dorcas SMITH born 12/13/1765 Bridgewater MA; died 1847+/-
Children: Deborah born 3/1794 Edmunds ME; Jane born 1/9/1811 married Joshua Dodge [see Shaw 2 below]
Deborah SHAW born 3/1794 Edmunds ME; died 8/1/1884 Edmunds ME [A-CHS records per Edwina Cambridge Damon who descended from William K. Harrison Deborah was daughter or g daughter of Maj. Benjamin Shaw of the Revolution]
Spouse: James Joseph WATERMAN HARRISON born 3/20/1786 ENG; died 2/4/1871 Edmunds ME; married 8/13/1712; deserter from British navy
Children: Deborah married Haskell Wood SMITH; Jane born 1815; Sarah born 1820-1825; Abigail born 1820-1825; Mary born 1822 married Henry Archer; William Kilby Harrison born 6/4/1825 died 3/26/1920 married 9/1/1850 Margaret Elizabeth Bridges; Abigail born 6/9/1826 married Charles Abbot their daughter Nettie married Henry Smith; Hannah married Mr. Cooke died 1900; Lucinda married Mr. Clark; Dorcas married Jesse G. Bridges brother of Margaret E. Bridges; Ezekiel born 1832 enlisted age 32 Co. E. 31 Reg. Inf. died 8/29/1886 [children listed after Deborah per Edwina Damon]
James SHAW see Shaw 1 above
Children: James born 1765
James SHAW born 1765; died 1838 Edmunds ME
Spouse: Dorcus SMITH born 1765 Bridgewater MA; died 1847
Children: Deborah born 3/1794 Edmunds ME married James Joseph Waterman Harrison (see Shaw 1); Jane
Jane SHAW born 1/9/18/11 Dennysville ME died 10/10/1872 Plantation # 14 married 12/25/1828 Edmunds ME (sister of Deborah who married James Joseph Waterman Harrison)
Spouse: Joshua DODGE born 4/9/1804 Islesboro ME; died died 12/27/1882 farmer & lumberman, born circa 1804 Mt. Desert of Islesborough, Waldo, ME died Plantation 14 (Cooper) ME [A-CHS records per David Mitchell James, Josiah was a lumberman born in Nova Scotia] [son George's death certificate says Joshua born Nova Scotia other child says Islesborough]
Children: Mary Jane born circa 1838; William S. born 1832 Dennysville died 1903 married circa 1860 Eleanor Smith daughter of Haskell and Deborah (Harrison) Smith of Cooper great grandparents of Charles Smith; George Warren born 11/1/1830 Edmonds ME died 3/18/1897 age 66 Dennysville ME of heart disease, ship carpenter, married 9/3/1851 Mary Benner born 1831 Pembroke ME; Alfred born circa 1835 married Betsey [ME marriage index Alphord Dodge married Betsey M. Benner 12/27/1859] ; Elisa A. born circa 1840; Joshua Jr. born circa 1842 died 8/22/1910 age 68 yr 1 mo 10 da Wesley, married Lucy Colson of Harrington; Charles P. born circa 1848; Sarah E. born circa 1849; Martha D. born circa 1846 (see notes below, Martha not in 1850 census but in 1860); James born circa 1853; Raymond G. born 1857; Alfred born circa 1864
Marriage Intensions in Machias 1810, April 7; Ebenezer Albee and Sally Shaw of Dennysville
1790 Census Plant. 10 E of Machias / Edmunds: James Shaw 1,0,0,0,0
Bangor Historical Magazine Oct 1885 A Sketch of No. 10, Now Edmunds, Washington Co. ME: In 1794, James Shaw moved in his family and settled on a place Hosea Smith first took up. He still lives on the Plantation, (1823) but on another place.
Washington - Maine Place Names & the Peopling of Its Towns: Edmunds: When Colonel Hobart came to view his purchase in 1786, he found the earliest comers already located in the area. Among these were an Irishman, James Neil, a deserter from the British Army, who had built his log house here in 1775; the Widow Oliver and her family; Samuel Scott & Richard Harper, all of whom had arrived in 1785; Elijah Ayer, Sr; and his son Elijah, Jr. who with their families were living on Denny's River. /P/ In addition to those already mentioned, early settlers were James Shaw, Samuel Runnels, Daniel Smith, Wm. Hurley, Joshua Cushing, Hosea Smith, Nathaniel Cox, David Reynolds and Nathaniel Cox, Jr. All were in the township before 1799. Of the 5 or 6 settlers living there when Colonel Hobart purchased the township in 1786, none remained.
Eastport Sentinel. Death, Bay of Honduras 8 Feb. 1823 Capt. Benjamin Shaw 74 yrs. Death, Sandown, N. H. 1824 Rebecca Shaw, relict of Benjamin Shaw 96 yrs. Provided by Frances Raye Raye firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maine Historical Magazine, Volume 1: A SKETCH OF NO 10 NOW EDMUNDS WASHINGTON COUNTY MAINE MEMORANDUM OF ISAAC HOBART SON OF THE PROPRIETOR Copied by Peter E Vose of Dennysville. Sometime in the year 1786 or 1787 Col Aaron Hobart of Abington in the County of Plymouth and Commonwealth of Massachusetts came down to Passamaquoddy for the purpose of buying a Township of land. He chose to buy Township No 10 containing 17,700 acres and gave for the same £2,200 lawful money in State securities. The State securities at that time were about five shillings in specie for the pound. He found some settlers on the township. James O Neil and family the first settler. He came here sometime in the year 1774 or 1775. Said O Neil moved off to Magauguadavic in the year 1793 or 1794. He found also widow Oliver and family. She settled here 1785. She died in the year 1794 and the family moved to Magauguadavic river. Also he found Elijah Ayer Sen and family settled at Denny's River. He settled here 1785 or 1786. Also his son Capt Elijah Ayer and family settled same time his father did. Both the Ayers and families moved to Nova Scotia in 1792. Also another settler by the name of Samuel Scott and his family. He lived on a point by Denny's River opposite a house Gen Benjamin Lincoln built. He found one saw mill built on the township at Cathance Stream and one building at Denny's River by Col John Allanf and said Capt Ayer. Said Aaron quieted the settlers and bought Allan and Ayer out. Richard Harper took up the place where the Ayers lived. First lived there with his family a year or two then sold to Capt Ayer and moved to Township No 2 now part of Pembroke. He went to sea, was taken prisoner by the French and died in prison In the year 1787. Nathaniel Hobart son of the proprietor came down and settled in the township No 10 bought out Samuel Scott built a house and settled there. He moved off in 1797 to New York city. In 1788 Benjamin Shaw and family moved from Abington and settled in said Township. His house and barn burned up in 1790 and in 1791 he sold and moved to St David's NB. Daniel Smith and family in 1788 moved from Abington and settled in No 10. He lived here about twenty five years then moved to Plantation No 2. His son Daniel lives on the same place still. A man by the name of Hurley built a house and settled on what is now called Hurley's Point in 1786 or 1787. Lived there some years then went off to the British side In 1787 as a man was sawing alone at Cathance a mile or more from any person he went out of the mill to roll logs off of a brow In doing it a log rolled after him caught him by the middle and pressed him to death. He was found some days after standing up dead. Sometime in 1792 a boy by the name of Edwards 10 years old was lost in the woods and never seen since. He lived with James O Neil. Some thought O Neil killed him In the year 1792. Isaac Hobart son of the proprietor came down and settled at a place in Township No 10 called Little Falls. His father came with him and built the mill at Little Falls. He is still living there 1823 and his family. In 1794 James Shaw moved in his family and settled on a place Hosea Smith first took up. He still lives on the Plantation 1823 but on another place In 1792 a young man a Frenchman by the name of Peter Lewis who lived with Capt Ayer was drowned in Denny's River Pond and buried at the Narrows. In the fall of 1792 Josiah Chubbuck and family came to live at Little Falls and in 1794 as he was turning logs in the pond pitched in went through the flood gates and was drowned and buried at the Narrows Denny's River. In1792 Joshua Gushing bought Ayer's place lived there a number of years then sold to Benj R Jones and he still lives there 1823. Moved to Nova Scotia In 1796 or 1797. Samuel Runnels and family moved in and settled at a place called Little Marshes. His sons Robert and Samuel married and settled in No 10. Samuel Runnels Sen age now 73 1823 and Robert live here still but Samuel Jr moved to No 9 in 1816. This year 1798 Nathaniel Cox, David Reynolds, and Nathaniel Cox Jr with their families moved here to settle. Old Mrs Cox died the next year and was buried at Little Falls. D Reynolds and Nathaniel Cox Jr live in the Plantation still 1823 but old Mr Cox moved away and has been dead some years. In 1799 Oct 4th the first warrant for taxes was sent to Isaac Hobart as a principal inhabitant by Col John Allan Esq for the purpose of calling a meeting of the inhabitants to organize the township into a plantation by choosing Assessors and Collectors to assess and collect the back taxes on said plantation for County expenses. Isaac Hobart, Daniel Smith and Joshua Cushing were chosen Assessors. Isaac Hobart Collector A statement of the tax was as follows 1791 1 13s 7 l 2d, 1793 2 6s 3d 1794, 2 18s ,1796 6, 1798 1 16s, 1799 2 14s. Total 17 7s 10 l 2d or $57.97. The plantation continued organized and paid State and County taxes till 1810. Then by some cause of neglect or omission the census of said plantation was not taken so we remained not organized till 1821. The number then was 154. A STATEMENT OF SETTLERS OF PLANTATION NO 10 BEGUN 1776. 1776 James O Neil and family, 1785 John Oliver his mother and family,1785 Samuel Scott and family, 1785 Richard Harper and family, 1786 Elijah Ayer Jr and family, 1787 Elijah Ayer Sen and family, 1787 Nathaniel Hobart, 1788 Benj Shaw, 1788 Daniel Smith,1785 Wm Hurley, 1792 Isaac Hobart, 1792 Joshua Cushing, 1793 4 James Shaw, 1797 Samuel Runnels, 1798 Nathaniel Cox, 1798 David Reynolds, 1799 Nath Cox Jr, 1799 Robert Runnels Jr married and settled here, 1801 Isaac Bridges and family, 1802 Abraham Bridges and family, 1804 Nathan Proctor, 1804 John Truesdel, 1804 Nathan Preston, 1807 Samuel Runnels Jr married and settled here, 1813 Daniel Smith Jr married and settled here, 1804 Benj R Jones and family, 1813 William Smith, 1813 William Ellis, 1814 Joseph Brown, 1814 Samuel Jones, 1814 John Nickerson, 1816 Francis Antone, 1816 William Morong, 1814 Anthony Burbat, 1816 Joseph Hallowell, 1816 Gideon Seeley, 1816 Joseph Jones, 1820 Salathiel Nickerson, 1822 Robert Little and family, 1822 Thomas Haycock, 1822 Edward Nickerson and family, 1822 Christopher Benner Jr and family, 1822 Abraham Bridges and family, 1819 Nathaniel Jones, 1822 William Jones, 1821 John Runnels. Latter part of this summer 1823 was dry. This fall we had a destructive fire in the woods back of the shore and settlement on Cobscook Bay which burnt some fences, some potatoes, some grass. It burnt a log dwelling house for William Jones also a log school house called the South School House. Mr Jones being burnt out moved to Dennysville. Samuel Jones moved to the north part of the plantation near Dennys River on part of Daniel Smith Jr place. This year the North School District built a school house 21x30 feet Cost about $200. We have religious worship in it now. Mr Heman Nickerson a Methodist preacher preaches in it once a month. It is fitted up with seats for about 150 to sit.j Copied from journal of Col John Allan by Peter E Vose. Meeting with disappointment in the business carrying on in township No 2 which was conveyed by the locating committee to Gen Lincoln and others upon consulting with the General, I agreed in partnership with Elijah Ayer who was a resident in the town to erect a saw mill on No 10 side of Dennys River. We accordingly joined with General Lincoln and proceeded in building a dam expecting to have received part of said township toward my damage and wages during the war. After the business of the dam was concluded and preparing to raise a mill in Aug, Col Hobart arrived having a deed for the whole township. In this situation I was obliged to do my best to secure what I had done and agreed with him in company with Elijah Ayer for one half of the township including the privileges for the payment of which we were to complete a double saw mill and pay 100 each in two years or 50 in three months. The deed was given to Allan and Ayer jointly. It was agreed at the same time that the deed was not to be registered until the conditions should be fulfilled etc. Circumstances not permitting us to complete a double saw mill a very good substantial single mill was finished early in the spring of 1787 and delivered to Mr Nathaniel Hobart Attorney to the Colonel. I paid 128 to Ayer for 2,800 acres There is the Little Falls privilege with the timber in the vicinity the most valuble part of the township with the marshes adjacent in addition.
Washington: Maine Place Names & the Peopling of Its Towns: The First settlers to Columbia were William and Noah Mitchell from Falmouth who came about 1750. The marshland at the mouth of Pleasant River had attracted them as feed for their cattle. They first constructed rude log cabins and hovels. William built the first frame house in town; exactly where it was located is not known. // Among the heads of families living in Plantation #13, now Columbia Falls, in 1790 were Allen, Archer, Bucknam, Black, Cox, Coffin, Calaghan, Crocker, Drisko, Dunbar, Dorr, Hale, Ingersoll, Kelly, Nash, McKinsey, Merritt, Mansfield, McKaslegen, Reynolds, Tinny, Tucke, Tibbetts, Whitney, Captain Joseph Wilson of Kittery was one of the first settlers. He came about 1762; Captain John Bucknam from North Yarmouth, an early comer, began to build mills, and started lumbering in 1773. He married Mary, the daughter of Joseph Wilson. // The Bangor Historical Magazine gives the following inhabitants of Addison on 4/27/1778: David, Wilmot & Wilmot Wass, Jr.; Joseph & Joseph Tibbetts Jr.; Joseph, Samuel, Margaret, Isaiah & Joseph Nash, Jr.; Widow Knowles; Wm. Ingerson; Edmund Stevens; Seth Norton; John Hall; Daniel & George Tenney; Gowen & Joseph Wilson; John Bucknam; Owen McKenzie; Moses Wooster; Nathan Whitney; Wm. McCausland; Obadiah Allen; Noah & Wm. Mitchell; Nathaniel Cox; Nehemiah Small; Richard Coffin; Joseph Drisko & Joseph Drisko, Jr.; Moses Plummer; David Wilson; Daniel Look. Edmunds: When Colonel Hobart came to view his purchase in 1786, he found the earliest comers already located in the area. Among these were an Irishman, James Neil, a deserter from the British Army, who had built his log house here in 1775; the Widow Oliver and her family; Samuel Scott & Richard Harper, all of whom had arrived in 1785; Elijah Ayer, Sr; and his son Elijah, Jr. who with their families were living on Denny's River. /P/ In addition to those already mentioned, early settlers were James Shaw, Samuel Runnels, Daniel Smith, Wm. Hurley, Joshua Cushing, Hosea Smith, Nathaniel Cox, David Reynolds and Nathaniel Cox, Jr. All were in the township before 1799. Of the 5 or 6 settlers living there when Colonel Hobart purchased the township in 1786, none remained.
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