James SMITH born/of New London CT; lived Orland ME
Spouse: Mary HANCOCK, her father was second cousin of Governor Hancock
Children: John Hancock born 11/15/1786; James II born 10/25/1783 died 12/10/1849 buried Moulton Cemetery Bucksport Hancock ME married 1809 Dolly Dodge died 11/1/1837; Sally born 9/8/1788; William born 8/7/1790 married Nancy Stover 5/12/1814 Hancock Co. [ME Marriages]; Enoch born 1/28/1793 married Martha Gilkey; Amos born 8/22/1795; Polly born 12/9/1797; Nancy born 9/1/1800
John Hancock SMITH born 11/15/1786 Orland ME; died 5/25/1870 Edmunds ME age 83 years 6 months of kidney disease, buried Dennysville ME [per A-CHS records of Beth Wescott removed from Orland to Eastport 1816 and hence to Cooper 1826]
Spouse: Lucy PEARCE born 9/5/1790 Marblehead MA; died 2/12/1860 Cooper ME; intentions 4/2/1808 Orland married 6/26/1808; Lucy was a widow at 18 when she married John per Eastport ME Marriage Records, Lucy's 1st husband unknown [ME Marriages John Smith married Lucy Perce 4/8/1808 Hancock Co.] [A-CHS records per Charles Smith Jr., Orono, Haskell's death certificate lists his mother as Lucy Purse]
Children: Haskell Wood born 8/11/1809; Rogers Pearse born 8/1/1816 [of Hamlin KS per A-CHS]; Francis Warren born 4/17/1811 married Eleanor Averill, (2) Elizabeth Munson, (3) Mrs. Mary Andrews; George Washington born 2/16/1813 Bucksport married Mary A. Smith of NB 10/30/1838 Washington Co. [ME Marriages]; Rhoda H. born 1815 married Girdon Palmeter joined D.A.R. in Concord MA 1896; John Hancock born c. 1819; Ezra Whitman born 1/6/1821 Eastport
Haskell Wood SMITH born 8/11/1809 Bucksport ME; died 2/18/1899 buried Cooper ME; 1880 census age 71 farmer
Spouse: Deborah HARRISON born 6/1813-4 Dennysville ME; died 10/2/1893 Cooper ME age 80 yrs. 4 mo. buried Cooper Cemetery; married 8/11/1832 Washington Co. [ME Marriages]
Children: George W. born 1836; James Clinton born 7/23/1838 married Sarah Bernard; Caroline born1/16/1854married John J. Hayes lived Fitchburg MA died 1/28/1913 MA Deaths; Elinor F. married William S. Dodge brother of Mary Jane (Dodge) Preston; John H. born 6/1844 died 7/10/1866 ; Amasa C. born 5/12/1846 died 9/15/1859; Enoch Roderick born 3/2/1848 married Mary Elizabeth Brien/Breen 4/3/1869; Frederic M. born 1854 married Sarah Abbott & Cora Melissa Luna; Sarah A. born c. 1834 ; Charles William born c. 1836 died 1856;
George W. SMITH born 1836 Cooper ME; died 1/21/1912 Plantation 14, age 78 yrs 10 mo of pneumonia, Lumberman
Spouse: Lucy A. HENDERSON of Macadavic NB born circa 1840; died 2/16/1893 Baring ME age 52 yrs 4 mo. of measles and heart failure; married 8/17/1857 Cooper
Children: Charles A. born 1862; Nellie S. born circa 1860 married Edward Andrews; Austin F. died 7/1/1898 age 24 Baring typhoid fever; Josiah W. born circa 1864 married Ellen M. Henderson of Cooper; Ida E. born circa 1858 married McDougal lived in Hyde Park MA; Flora M. born circa 1867 lived in Baring ME; Cyrus W.; Phene married Edgar Andrews lived in Baring ME [Phene per Memorial of Loyalist Families]
Charles A. SMITH "Father" born 6/7/1862; died 9/6/1934 [St. Croix Courier], in 1910 lived Plantation 14, farmer, lumberman, woods foreman, buried Marion Cemetery, Washington Co. ME
Spouse: Eva PRESTON "Marm" born 4/1870; died 6/1949 Calais Washington ME; married 8/11/1886 Cooper ME; lived on River Road, Calais ME across from daughter Rose, home later occupied by Lawrence, son of Eben & Cora; buried Marion Cemetery, Washington Co. ME
Children: Eben Maurice born 9/13/1891; Elsie born 12/1888 married Willis Smith (his gr gr gr grandparents were John Smith & Mary Hanmer); Nellie M. born 9/27/1887 married William A. Maker; Charles Maxwell "Max" born 10/9/1900 married Kathleen Glidden; Rose M. born 1905 married Bill Farrar
Eben Maurice SMITH born 9/13/1891; died Wednesday 5/19/1976, age 84, Calais Washington ME certificate #7604135; lived on River Road, Calais ME, house on St. Croix River no longer in family
Spouse: Cora Etta GLIDDEN born 9/15/1894 died Tuesday 8/20/1968, age 73, Calais married 7/15/1914 Bog Brook Methodist Church
Children: Lawrence Willard born 9/26/1915 died 1/31/1984 age 68 years certificate #8400657, SS# 005-20-3264 married Avis I. McNelly 12/7/1941 children Lawrence, Maurice James & Terry; Maurice born 11/10/1917 died 7/17/2001 Milton FL married Shirley Davis; Pauline Louise born 10/4/1919 died 6/10/2002 married Cecil Miller daughter Patricia; Madeline Evelyn born 11/3/1921 died 2/1/2009 married William Beattie children William & Rosealice; Doris Vivian married Keith Christie children Keith Jr. & Linda
Maurice Russell SMITH born 11/10/17 Calais Washington ME died 7/17/01 Milton, Florida
Spouse: Shirley Elizabeth DAVIS born 5/30/23 St Stephen Charlotte NB married 8/27/42 in Milltown (Calais) ME; did 5/18/2007 Port St. Lucie FL
Children: Karen Elizabeth; Carl LeRoy born 8/8/1944 Calais ME married 11/29/1969 Marie Carroll Reeves Eufaula AL sons Todd & Bradley; David Eugene born 12/28/52 Calais ME married 12/1/72 Denise Lynn Bennett Fort Pierce FL sons Shawn & Brian
Karen Elizabeth SMITH born 6/11/43 Calais Washington ME
Spouse: A. J. Howell III born 11/5/39 Nanticoke PA; married 6/23/62 Andrews AFB MD; U.S. Navy Senior Chief Retired reside in Georgia
Children: James Lee born 6/8/63 Naval Hospital Bethesda MD, U.S. Navy Desert Storm, married Rachel Siler Chattanooga TN son James Scott born 5/25/01 and daughter Laura Elizabeth born 11/4/03; Renee Lyn born 8/5/65 U.S. Military Hospital Naples Italy, married Glen Lee Craig of Lookout Mt. GA, children Bronte Elizabeth born 9/8/92 and Brooke Naecole born 1/16/94 born in Chattanooga TN
1790 Census Machias:
James Smith 1,1,2,0,0 53a
Find a Grave: Eva P. Smith 1870-1949, burial Marion Cemetery, Washington Co. ME, next to Willis & Elsie Smith
Civil War Draft Registration, June 1863,
Cooper, Smith, George, 30, white, farmer, born Cooper ME
A-CHS 2/97, pg 9: From Colby's 1881 Atlas: Cooper,
Smith Farmer & mechanic; pg 10: Crawford: O.A. Smith general groceries & farmer
Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, Massachusetts: 2 John Smith s of John Smith of Randolph settled in EB and m Mary D of John Hanmer 1749 and had Elizabeth 1750 William 1753 John 1755 Mary 1757 Daniel 1761 Sarah 1763 Dorcas 1765 Hosea 1768. This family removed from town. Mary d 1778 ae 20. John the father d 1790 ae 69, he was with Gen l Winslow in dispersing the Neutral French 1755 at Nova Scotia. /P/ John Smith s of John of EB and gs of John of Randolph m Hannah D of David Edson 1805 and lived in NB and had Albert, Harrison, Salome, and Rachel/ /P/ HANMER John Hanmer sometimes written Handmore with his wife came from Halifax and settled in B 1739 wid Hanmer had Abigail, Jerusha, and John all bap in WB 1742. Abigail m Thomas Latham 1752, Elizabeth m Ebenezer Hayward 1750, Mary m John Smith 1749, Elizabeth m Thomas Wade 1743, Jerusha m John Orcutt Jr 1752. 2 John s of the above lived in EB m Mary D of Joseph Prior 1760 and had Nabby 1762 Lucinda 1763 Cynthia 1765 Zenas 1767 Peninnah 1770 John Hanmer was at Plymouth 1638.
Application for Social Security Account # 004-34-0218
Eben Maurice Smith, River Road, Calais Maine, DOB 9/13/1891, Baring
Washing Co. ME, father Charles A. Smith, mother Eva P. Preston, self employed dated 3/3/52 signed Eben M. Smith.
Calais Advertiser July 22, 1914, pg 5: Wesley church, at the Brook, was the scene of a happy event, Wednesday afternoon, July 15th, when many friends and relatives fathered to witness the marriage of Miss Cora Etta Glidden, eldest daughter of Mr. Horace Glidden, and Mr. Eben Smith, both of Calais. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion, and while the wedding march was being played by Mrs. Leon Spearin, the bridal party entered, and took their place beneath an arch of green and white, and the ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. D. McClain. The bridesmaids were Misses Susie Glidden, Florence Hill, Miss Hoppe, and Annie Mahar, and Mary Elizabeth Gardner and Harriet Greene? were very dainty little S? girls. After felicitations and congratulations the young couple departed for their new home, the pleasantly situated house near the end of the ? on Main Street recently vacated by Mr. Clark Reynolds. (Provided by Sharon Howland)
Note: The Bog Brook Methodist Church was the site of only two weddings; Cora Glidden & Eben Smith 1914 & Katherine Glidden & Richard Berry 1962. The church has since been torn down.
June 3, 1976, pg 19: Eben M. Smith, 84, died May 19, 1967 at his residence. He was born at Baring, September 13, 1891, son of Charles and Eva (Preston) Smith. His is survived by two sons, Maurice of Fort Pierce, Fla., Lawrence of Calais; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Miller of Calais, Mrs. Madeline Beattie of North Adams, Mass., and Mrs. Doris Christie of Robbinston; one brother, Charles of Olivehurst, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Maker of Plantation 14, Mrs. Rose Farrar of Calais; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Scholl Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Vanasek officiating. Internment was in the Calais Cemetery. (Provided by Sharon Howland)
Maurice R. Smith, 83, of Milton, Florida, passed away July 17, 2001. He was born in Calais November 10, 1917, to Eben and Cora (Glidden) Smith. He and Shirley Davis of Calais married August 1942. He was a 1935 graduate of Calais Academy. For many years, Maurice, an auto mechanic, and his brother, Lawrence, owned and operated Smith Brothers Garage in Calais. Maurice also had worked as a hunting and fishing guide and a lumberman. Maurice particularly liked watching the Dodgers and Cubs; and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. He and Shirley made numerous trips out West, visited Puerto Rico, went on several cruises, and made 9 trips to Alaska. He was particularly proud of the 50 pound Salmon he caught during one of the Alaska journeys. Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lawrence. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley, and their three children: Mrs. Karen (A. J.) Howell of Ringgold, GA; Carl (Marie) Smith of Atlanta, GA; David (Denise) Smith of Fort Pierce; six grandchildren: James (Rachel) Howell, Renee (Glen) Craig, Andrew Todd Smith, Bradley Smith, Shawn (Cindy) Smith, and Brian Smith; three great-grandchildren, Bronte and Brooke Craig, James Scott Howell, and baby boy Smith on the way; three sisters: Madeline Beattie, Pauline Miller, and Doris Christie; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. A celebration of life was held at Milton Funeral Home, Milton, Fl. on July 19. At "Chromey’s" request, his ashes will be scattered by his children in the Mattawamkeag River. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Santa Rosa Medical Center, Milton for their loving care and kindness during his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choosing.
A-CHS 2/98: Machias Union 10/12/1869 re Saxby Gale: Plantation 14 "on the Eastern Ridge, James Smith's house partly unroofed & badly damaged & his barn demolished; Jacob R. Sinclair's new house destroyed; Nathan Preston, J. Dodge, J. Taylor Reynolds, John Mulveney each had a barn unroofed or damaged badly; Nehemiah Preston's shed was blown down & his orchard of apple trees greatly injured by uprooting." Northfield: C.B. Albee's barn torn down, Mr. Albee was badly hurt by a flying board, loss $150. Edward Rogers, Obadiah Andrews, Wm Andrews, Jefferson Stewart each had a barn unroofed. Thomas Harper, C.H. Gardner, Stephen Averill, James Davis, Adeline Ewell, G.W. Smith (George Washington, "Wash" was a brother of Haskel Smith of Cooper), Wm Frost each had a barn entirely demolished. Mr. Smith had a valuable horse killed, and Mr. Frost a cow and a horse killed. Mr. Smith and Mr. Frost lost about $400 each. The damage to the forests in the vicinity of Northfield is immense. On exposed ridges scarcely a standing tree is left.
Marriage Records of Washington Co. pg 23: George W. Smith of Twp. No. 24 & Mary A. Smith of same m. 29 Oct 1837 by Rev. Benj. D. Eastman. FTM Marriage Index: Caroline E. Smith of Charlotte married Lincoln E. Sprague 6/25/1858. Caroline Smith of Charlotte married John Hays 11/07/1868. Edward C. Smith of Charlotte married Lizzie S. Mahar 7/25/1863. Franklin Smith of Cooper married Eleanor Averill 6/21/1836 [I have Francis Warren Smith marrying Eleanor????]. Hannah Smith of Charlotte married Ira Hughs 5/26/1855. Harrison T. Smith of Northfield married Rebecca Hanscom of Whitneyville 7/27/1858. Joan Smith of Charlotte married Luther Lakin 10/26/1846 [also lists Joanna Smith married Lakin 10/25/1845]. John Smith of Dennysville married Sally Babb 11/1/1819. Also lists John Smith of Dennysville married Sally Wood 11/10/1819. John Smith of Dennysville married Mary Wentworth 2/13/1827. Lavina L. Smith of Charlotte married Avery Rich 9/16/1862. Louisa Smith of Dennysville married John Spooner 5/10/1812. Lydia Smith of Pembroke married Samuel Emmons 9/17/1835. Lydia A. Smith of Charlotte married Lafayette Clark 8/27/1860 also says 8/17/1859. Lydia L. Smith of Charlotte married William Cone 3/5/1840. Lyman G. Smith of Charlotte married Jennie Porter 12/18/1866. Margaret Smith of Charlotte married Isaac Morgan 2/8/1836. Mary Smith of Charlotte married John Morgan 12/16/1838. Melissa H. Smith of Dennysville married Elias Laughton 6/8/1850. Oliver Smith of Charlotte married Abigail Reynolds of Dennysville 11/27/1846 [also lists 11/25-26/1845]. Roda Smith of Dennysville married Elijah Gardner 12/28/1828. Sally Smith of Charlotte married Thomas Wood of E. Machias 4/21/1843 [also says 4/20/1842]. Sarah Smith of Township 24 married John Mitchell 6/30/1838. Sarah A. Smith of Charlotte married Isaac W. Clark 7/22/1852. Simon Smith of Dennysville married Rebecca Carter 2/24/1827. Sophia J. Smith of Charlotte married S. M. Damon 6/30/1872. Sophronia Smith of Pembroke married Charles Ward of Dennysville 12/21/1863. Stephen C. F. Smith of Charlotte married Sarah J. Sprague 5/28/1861 [also lists 6/1/1861]. Susan E. Smith married James Dyer 12/31/1832. Thomas Smith of Dennysville married Hannah Bosworth 10/22/1825. Willard M. Smith of Charlotte married Melissa A. Clark 7/1/1870. William Smith of Pembroke married J. Cain 1/6/1835. William L. Smith Jr. of Charlotte married Sarah E. Cushing 5/30/1853. Zadoc Smith of Dennysville married Emma Wilder 8/28/1829 [9/11/1839 also listed].
Eastport Sentinel Vol 60 #39, 28 Aug 1878 Marriages: In Edmunds, 4 Aug 1878, by Rev. Charles Whittier, Frederick M. Smith of Cooper and Sarah E. Abbott of Edmunds. Vol 69 #40, 14 Sep 1887 Marriages: In Cooper, 3 Sep 1887, by Rev. J. M. Hunter, Josiah W. Smith to Ellen M. Henderson b/o Cooper.
Town of Orland, http://www.orlandme.org: LeadingMen.htm: John Hancock, the first town treasurer, was a cousin to Governor Hancock....History2.htm Between 1767 & 1780 quite a number of settlers came from Boston and vicinity and took up lots on the east side of Eastern River. Among the most noted of these were John Hancock, Samuel Keyes, Samuel Soper, Calvin Turner, Asa Turner & Humphrey Holt. ...In 1773, Michael Davis, an old hunter, came from Concord MA, and took up a lot on a ridge of land three miles from any settlers. He lived a solitary life until James Smith, Nathan Hancock, John Gross, Joshua Gross and Andrew Craige took up settlers' lots near him, which were run out in 1780. Except Jas Smith, these were sons of the first settlers in the plantation.
The Settlement of Orland; Bangor Historical Mag: Bucksport In the year 1773 an old hunter came from Concord Mass by the name of Michael Davis and took up a lot about three miles from any settler and built a log house on a ridge of land and hunted for a living as there was a great quantity of game at that time He lived alone like an old hermit until James Smith Nathan Hancock John Gross Joshua Gross and Andrew Craige moved in and took up settlers lots that were run out for settlers in 1780 this land was settled by the sons of the first settlers except James Smith and was considered the best land in the plantation at that time. James Smith took this Mr Davis to support for his place and there he lived and died at a great age .
A-CHS: Machias Union 8/25/1857: Married in Cooper, 17th, by T. J. Burbank Esq., Geo. W. Smith to Miss Lucy Henderson, both of Cooper. Machias Union 9/9/1856: Died in Cooper, August 6, Charles William, son of Haskill W. and Deborah Smith, aged 20 years, 3 months, 23 days.
Quoddy Tides 9/11/1970. Mr. & Mrs. Max Smith, formerly of Plantation 14, and now of California, has been calling on friends and relatives in this area. He is making his stay with his brother, Eben Smith of Calais. He is also the brother of Mrs. Elsie Smith of Marion, and Mrs. Nellie Maker of Plantation No. 14.
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