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Joseph was a tailor for most of his life. Elizabeth was his first wife. She was aged 49 at her death in 1774. A few years later, by 1787, in Canterbury, Joseph married Lydia Lamson, daughter of William and Joanna (Tuttle) Lamson. Lydia died in Gilmanton in January 1811 (Holman, "Lougee Descendants" [op. cit.], 34).
" 'Joseph Lougee and Elizabeth Lougee his wife, John Glidden and Ann Glidden his wife and Dorothy Scribner, all of Exeter, sell to Thomas Odiorne land in Exeter, "at a place Called the neck," being part of ye homestead of our Hon'd Father Joseph Scrivener, late of Exeter Deceas'd.' Witnesses: Peter Coffin and Sam'l Gilman Jr. dated 29 Nov. 1763 and on the same day John Glidden of Exeter bought of Joseph Lougee and his wife Elizabeth one third of the home place of the late Joseph Scribner in Exeter" (N.H. Provincial Deeds, 86:338 and Rockingham Co. Deeds, 118:2.).
Note N85 Index
John was a carpenter and farmer. In 1758, he was a soldier in the Crown Point Expedition. On 14 December 1791, he sold to his son, Samuel, 47 acres of land with the building thereon, "it being all my land and buildings in my home place where I now live," reserving privileges for daughters Susannah and Eunice as long as they were to live unmarried (Rockingham County Deeds 149:18).
Note N87 Index
"John Glidden of Exeter, carpenter, and Ann his wife . . . sell Nicholas Gilman of Exeter, gentleman, 23 acres . . . bounded 'by land set off to Dorothy Scribner now Dorothy Hopkinson which I purchased of Joseph Lougee,' 2 Nov. 1770." (Rockingham Co. Deeds, 109:451.)
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Nehemiah was a Shipwright (a person who builds or repairs ships).
Note N91 Index
Daniel was one of the earliest settlers in Waterborough. He and his brothers, Edward, Samuel and John, all lived there, at least for a few years.
Each settler was required by the Proprietors (the ones who actually held title to the town's lands) to clear part of the land they claimed, erect a house and live in it for three years before being given title to their property. The Waterborough Proprietors, who lived in Boston, were very slow in agreeing to grant title to the settlers, even though the settlers had fulfilled the requirements. On 6 December 1781, Daniel, Daniel, Jr., Samuel, John and Edward were among the 22 settlers of Waterborough (then called Massabesick) who signed a petition to the Proprietors to have their land surveyed and, in essence, move the process along (the Proprietors had been meeting regularly for months, but only to meet legal meeting requirements and would, after setting the date of their next meeting, adjourn to the local coffee house). That petition reads as follows:
"Whereas the subscribers have taken up and are in possession of Lands in the Town of Massabesick, so called and Country adjacent belonging to and claimed by the proprietors under the will of Bridget Phillips, some time since deceased, and whereas said Proprietors are desirous of settling the country and quieting the Minds of the present Possessors of Lands belonging to said Proprietors, ... and are so inclined to dispose of one hundred acres to each Settler, and whereas the Quantity of Lands taken possession of cannot be ascertained untill surveyed and measured, - We the Subscribers Possessors thereof do hereby engage to have the Land by us at present held, surveyed and measured at our own Expence under the direction and with the [undecipherable] so that regular deeds may be made out and payment for said Lands agreed upon between us and the Proprietors. The price to be 4 shillings [Pound] Money in Gold or Silver for each acre of the 100 disposed to them" (WATERBOROUGH PROPRIETORS' RECORDS 1780-1790, Maine State Archives Microfilm Roll 614).
Daniel was commonly referred to as "Capt. Daniel." During the Revolutionary War, he served in a New Hampshire Regiment and attained the rank of Captain, which is how he was known for the rest of his life. It's believed that he was killed by Benjamin Kimball, husband of his daughter, Susan, in a fight over an unpaid debt. After Daniel's death, Benjamin and Susan left Otisfield and moved to Gilead, ME, or Milan, Coos County, NH, for a few years. They later returned to Otisfield.
Daniel's monument is in the Scribner Cemetery, Lower Yard, Scribner Hill, Otisfield. Elizabeth is buried in the Scribner Cemetery, Upper Yard.
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Edward is commonly referred to as "The Pioneer," because he was the first Scribner to settle in Otisfield, arriving there on foot from Waterborough about 1794 or 1795. In fact, he was the oldest person to ever live in Otisfield, living to the age of 102. He was a lumberman whose purpose for going to Otisfield was to build houses and settle the town. He settled on Scribner Hill on a lot he purchased from George Peirce on 19 December 1796 for $500.