Note N955 Index
Nason and Lucy were divorced sometime prior to 1861.
Lucy died in Naples while living with her second husband, Major W. Knight (1812-1891) whom she married 13 March 1861 (OTISFIELD VRs [op. cit.], 225). An interesting connection exists in that family: Major Knight had a daughter, Lydia, from a previous marriage (he'd been married twice before his marriage to Lucy). On 26 August 1862, Lydia Knight married one of Nason and Lucy's sons, Benjamin. As it worked out, Benjamin ended up marrying his half-sister In the meantime, Nason was living in Topsfield, Washington County, Maine.
Note N957 Index
Here is a couple, both of whom lived only into their 20s. Lucinda was only 13 when she married Allen. She died a widow at age 23. Allen was only 22 when he died, only 17 months after their marriage.
Note N959 Index
Latham was a lumberman and mill operator. An episode involving Latham is recalled in Spurr's HISTORY OF OTISFIELD. It seems a certain man of Otisfield had spent time in a Portland jail. While there, he contracted smallpox, from which he still suffered when he returned to Otisfield. The local doctor immediately set about to inoculate all town residents against this dreaded disease. Meanwhile, a group of seven young men "fell upon" the smallpox carrier and beat him severely. One of those young men was Latham, who was fined two dollars for his part in the fracas.
Note N961 Index
Daniel operated the first blacksmith shop in Otisfield. He later became the owner of a grist mill that had been built by Eunice's father, David Ray. Mr. Ray was one of the first settlers of Otisfield, having moved there from Wrentham, Massachusetts, in the springtime of 1780 (OTISFIELD HISTORY [op. cit.], 501-502, 533).
Note N965 Index
Lucinda had a brother, Benjamin Chandler Lovell, who fought in the Civil War on both sides (though not at the same time). He was living in Vicksburg, Mississippi, at the outbtreak of the war and served for a while in the Confederate Army before changing sides and joining the Union Army. He was probably lost at sea while on a steamer (Spurr, A HISTORY OF OTISFIELD [op.cit.], 328, 481).
Note N969 Index
In 1860, we find Thankful working as a Domestic for Henry A. Smith, a Steam Boat Pilot living in Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Indiana (NARA Microcopy M653, Roll 252, Vol. 6, Page 621, Dwelling 675, Family 659). Thankful gives her age as 64 years.
Note N971 Index
As a young man, Pelatiah was a farmer in Waterborough. However, when the War of 1812 erupted, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He joined at South Berwick, and served in Capt. Ross's 40th Infantry in Massachusetts from 25 June 1814 to 31 March 1815 (National Archives Document, UNITED STATES ARMY REGISTER OF ENLISTMENTS, Records of Men Enlisted in the U.S. Army Prior to the Peace Establishment, May 15, 1815, Vol. 23-24, Page 72). Apparently, he went to Ohio soon after his discharge, and was living in Zanesville, Muskingum County (near the center of the State of Ohio) by 1818. As a result of his military service, he was eligible to receive a grant of land in the Midwest. He made application for that land and, on 6 July 1818, received title to 160 acres of land in Richfield Township, Adams County, Illinois (House Document No. 262, "Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War," 26th Congress, 1st Session ; "War of 1812 Bounty Land Grants in the Illinois Military Tract" online at Lineages.com "Electronic").
Note N972 Index
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 just outside the City of Augusta.
Note N974 Index
Aaron was a farmer. The family moved from Maine to New York State in the 1830's, then to Concord Township, Lake County, Ohio, before 1841, then on to Sterling Township, Macomb County, Michigan, sometime between 1841 and 1850.