Thomas Parker Scribner


Aaron Scribner

Documents for Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group

Images Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group

Biographies of Thomas Parker Scribner Family

Biography of John Scribner

Biography of Peletiah Scribner

Biography of Samuel G. Scribner

Biography of Aaron Scribner

Biography of Robert Scribner

Biography of Thomas Parker Scribner

Biography of Esther Jellison


Scribner Family Images: Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group

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All images and documents on this page pertain to the Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group:

Descendency: John Scriven -> John Scribner, Sr. -> Edward Scribner, Sr. -> John Scribner [2d] -> Thomas Parker Scribner

Reference A04.CEA:

Documents for Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group:

bullet Census Summary for Thomas Parker Scribner Family [Microsoft Excel Format]

Images Thomas Parker Scribner Family Group:

2 Scribner Marriage Entries in Brighton, Somerset County, Maine: Robert Scribner & Eliza Shorey; Thomas Parker Scribner & Deborah MacFarland.

Marriage Entry for Thomas Parker Scribner and Judith Liby in Brighton, Somerset County, Maine

Death Notice for Thomas Parker Scribner

"The Morning Star," [Free Will Baptist weekly newspaper] Dover, N.H., 1 August 1849, Page 64, Column 6.; [Available in the American Baptist Historical Society Collection, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania]; [Highlights Added].

Enlistment Register for War of 1812 -- Peletiah Scribner entry; page 1.

entry; page 2.

Marriage Record: Pelatiah Scribner and Elizabeth Stebbins, page 1.

[highlights added] Marriage 15 July 1830 in Morgan County, Illinois.

Marriage Record: Pelatiah Scribner and Elizabeth Stebbins, page 2.

[Highlights Added]

Images for Descendents of Thomas Parker Scribner:

bulletDescendents of Aaron Scribner
bulletDescendents of Samuel G. Scribner
bulletThe following images pertain to the following descendency: Thomas Parker Scribner -> Samuel G. Scribner -> James Barton Scribner

Tombstone for James Barton Scribner, Woodbridge Cemetery, Woodbridge, San Joaquin, California

Tombstone for James Hartwell Scribner, Woodbridge Cemetery, Woodbridge, San Joaquin, California

Tombstone for Milton Virgil Scribner, Woodbridge Cemetery , San Joaquin County, California


bulletThe following images pertain to the following descendency:   John Scriven -> John Scribner, Sr. -> Edward Scribner, Sr. -> John Scribner [2nd John] -> Thomas Parker Scribner -> Samuel G. Scribner -> Elbridge G. Scribner -> Heman Blackwell Scribner -> Eugene Guy Scribner

The Eugene Guy Scribner Family

Blanche May [Goodridge] & Eugene Guy Scribner and their four sons: [L to R] Dale, Harold, Elmer & Raymond.

Heman Scribner's Barber Shop

Located in Dexter, Maine; Heman Blackwell Scribner was Eugene Guy Scribner's father.

Eugene's oldest son Raymond Elwin Scribner and his bride Valetta Aucock.

Married 8 August 1920 in Dexter, Maine.



Documents of Thomas Parker Scribner Families:

bullet Peletiah Scribner Land Patent
bulletInstruction:  This document is in Adobe Acrobate Format; right click and select "Save Target As" and then select name and location on your hard drive.

Biographies of Thomas Parker Scribner Family

Biography of John Scribner


Biography of Peletiah Scribner


Biography of Samuel G. Scribner

Samuel was a farmer, whose family's life was a difficult struggle, filled with tragedy, unhappiness and great sorrow, as you will soon see.
Samuel, Mehitable and Mary are buried alongside one another in the Coombs Mills Cemetery, located at the intersection of Leighton, Mt. Vernon, and Old Oakland Roads.

Biography of Aaron Scribner

According to his pension file, Charles William Scribner was born in Brighton, Somerset, Maine before June in 1830. A corresponding entry appears for Aaron Scribner at Brighton, Somerset County, Maine in the 1830 Census (National Archives M19, Roll 51, page 259). This entry indicates that Aaron's family group consisted of 3 free white males under age 5 [John C., Enoch W., and Charles W.]; one free white male age 30-40 [Aaron]; and one free white female age 30-40 [Rhoda].

Per "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine," NEHGR, 90 (Boston, MA: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1937): [note 826], page 115, Aaron Scribner was the fifth child of Thomas Parker Scribner and Esther Jellison (born March 3, 1799 in Waterborough, Maine). Aaron met his wife Rhoda Carll (11th and youngest child of John Carll; Rhoda was born February 16, 1798), married her in approximately 1824 (probably in either York or Somerset Counties, Maine), and had four sons (John, Enoch, Charles William, and Thomas P.) while living in Brighton, Somerset County, Maine until the late 1830s.

The American Revolutionary War ended in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Under the Terms, Great Britain surrendered the Old Northwest to the United States and Virginia and other states ceded their claims to the Old Northwest to the federal government. In 1787 this was organized as the Northwest Territory. which included pretty much everything outside of the original 13 colonies that belonged to the United States. In 1800 Illinois was included in the Indiana Territory and in 1809 was organized as the Illinois Territory which included all of Illinois, most of Wisconsin and large parts of Michigan and Minnesota. Although the United States had expanded to include the Great Lakes area, the territory was geographically difficult to access. In the 1820's, however, the Erie Canal was built in New York, linking Lake Erie up the canal to the Hudson River at Albany; a single continuous waterway for shipping was therefore made available from the ports on the Great Lakes (providing access to the interior of the North American Continent) directly to the port at New York City at the sheltered bay at the mouth of the Hudson River. This canal provided an explosion in commerce and corresponding migration to the Great Lakes region.

Aaron Scribner was one of those who migrated to the Great Lakes region in search of new opportunities for his family after the building of the Erie Canal. He moved his family to New York between 1835-1839 (where daughter Sarah was born). Rhoda's mother Mary Carll, who was living with Aaron and Rhoda, filed her Revolutionary War Widow's pension application on February 11, 1839; at that time, she stated her residence was in Vernon, Oneida County, New York, and her pension file contains an affidavit from Aaron Scribner at the same location. Presumptively, then, that was the location of Aaron's residence, and Sarah was most likely born in Vernon, Oneida County, New York.

Aaron moved the family even further into the region to Concord Township, Lake County, Ohio sometime between February 11, 1839 [the date Mary filed her pension application] and June 1840 [before the census enumeration, at which time Aaron and family were enumerated as residents in Concord, Lake County, Ohio]. An Aaron Scribner appears in the census records with correlating family information at Ohio, Lake County, Township of Concord in the 1840 Census Records (National Archives, M704, Reel 407, page 85; Ancestry Image #335 of 377. The entry enumerates Aaron's family group with one free white male age 5-9 [Thomas P.]; 3 free white males age 10-15 [Charles W., Enoch W., and John C.]; one free white male age 40-50 [Aaron]; one free white female under age 5 [Sarah]; and one free white female age 40-50 [Rhoda]. The Ohio census data is completely consistent with the earlier family group enumerated in the 1830 Maine census data. Rhoda's mother Mary (Morrill) Carll traveled with them from New York to Ohio; she had been widowed and was a Revolutionary War Pensioner; she appears on a Pensioner Census in Ohio, Lake County in Aaron Scribner's household in 1840 [The Pension Lists of 1792-1795, compiled by Murtie June Clark; published by Genealogical Publishing Company; available online at Genealogy The Revolutionary War Pension Application that Mary filed based on the service of her deceased husband John Carll is published at "Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Applications," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 33, page 24. Mary died in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, in 1841 (adjacent to Concord Township at that time).

Aaron may not have moved to Ohio by himself. A marriage record for a "Sally" Scribner to a man named James Fox is recorded in Lake County, Ohio on November 19, 1843. Aaron had a younger sister known as "Sally." There is also an 1812 War bounty land grant in Zanesville, Ohio for one "Peletiah" Scribner. Aaron had an older brother named Peletiah; this was a very unusual name, and he was of the right age to have fought in the War of 1812. One conflicting source holds that Aaron's brother Peletiah died young, however, so this is not conclusive. The census of 1840 shows the following Scribner household heads to be present in Lake County, Ohio in 1840, in addition to Aaron: Joseph, Benjamin, Abel, and William W.

Aaron's youngest son Samuel did not appear in the 1840 census because he was born during the residence at Concord, Ohio in 1841 (the year after the census). After Samuel was born and mother-in-law Mary died in December 1841, Aaron moved his family to Michigan (within the Illinois territory); this move must have occurred between 1842-1850.

Aaron finally settled in Sterling Township, Macomb County, Michigan before 1850, and became a farmer. Aaron died April 10, 1854 in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan; Rhoda's death is as-yet undocumented. While living in Sterling, Aaron's next-door neighbor in the 1850 census was Frederick George Hetchler, a Pennsylvania Dutch German descendent, who migrated from Elba, Genesee County, New York to Michigan between 1841-1843. Frederick's oldest daughter, Minerva, married Aaron's third son Charles William Scribner.

Biography of Robert Scribner

1830 Census Note: Thomas Parker Scribner, Robert's father is living with him, and Robert's Mother Esther is missing [probably deceased between 1820-1830]. Additionally, an entry consistent with Robert's sister Susan. Unaccounted for here are his two youngest daughters Sally and Mary.

Biography of Thomas Parker Scribner

Thomas Parker Scribner, born in 1763 in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, was the eldest child of John Scribner. While in Waterborough, Thomas married Esther Jellison on May 20, 1789, whose family had also moved to Waterborough to engage in lumbering as part of the first permanent settlement. Esther had been born in Waterborough on July 26, 1752. Thomas and Esther's family Group is documented in an article in the New England Historial and Genealogical Register that compiles the early vital records of Waterborough, Maine in four parts: "Vital Records of Waterboro, Maine," NEHGR Vol. 91, p. 115. The vital records of Waterborough are documented in Volume 90, pages 225-254 & pages 314-337, and Volume 91, pages 15-35 & pages 113-126.

At least part of Thomas' family relocated to Brighton, Somerset County, Maine between 1823 [the year son Robert was married to first wife Nancy Ham in Waterborough] and 1827 [the year grandson John C. Scribner was born to son Aaron and his wife Rhoda Carll in Brighton]. Because Aaron and Rhoda were married in about 1824, the location of their marriage in either place would further help to establish the time of relocation. Somerset County is where Thomas' brother Daniel's son Daniel had earlier relocated -- to Parkman. Thomas' sons Aaron and Robert were both enumerated as heads of households in the 1830 federal census in Brighton, Somerset County, Maine. [In that census, Robert's age must be misreported as between 15-19 rather than within the correct range including 27 years; other than this, Robert's enumerated family group record reflects the correct information to include his new wife Eliza Shorey as well as his father Thomas Parker and sister Susan [who never married]. Due to the absence of Thomas' first wife Esther in this census, we can likely conclude that she deceased between the two census in 1820 and 1830. However, the two sisters Sally and Mary [of whom we know little] are not accounted for in this enumeration.] We know that Thomas Parker Scribner was in Brighton before November 1930 because he married Deborah MacFarland there in that month. Esther therefore could have died either in Waterborough or in Brighton. A grave and death record should be sought from both places to establish her place and date of death, and perhaps the circumstances. Thomas subsequently remarried twice while in Brighton after Esther's death and before his own in 1849; first, to Deborah [Widow McFarland], then to Judith [Widow Libby]. Thomas P. Scribner's obituary was published in the Free Will Baptist weekly newspaper, "The Morning Star." In this obituary, it is written that "he lived a very exemplary life till death, which was peaceful and calm, he being filled with the grace of God." "The Morning Star," Dover, N.H., 1 August 1849, Page 64, Column 6.

In the early part of the 1800's, several of Thomas' children and their spouses left Maine for the Midwest states (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois). Pelatiah served in a Maine Regiment during the War of 1812, and received a Bounty Land Grant for land in Adams County, Illinois, which was delivered in Zanesville, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Stebbins in Morgan County, Illinois after being discharged from the Army. Aaron and Rhoda went to Oneida, New York and then to Lake County, Ohio before 1840. Rhoda's mother Mary Carll had been widowed and traveled with them. Mary died while Rhoda and Aaron were in Ohio, and then Aaron and Rhoda moved their family to Macomb County, Michigan. John and Thankful also moved to the Midwest. While we do not know exactly where they went or when, Thankful was found in an 1860 census in Dearborn County, Indiana, a widow working as a domestic.

Biography of Esther Jellison




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