Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ebenezer Small 1760 Abby Leighton 1760

Note: This is where the family line becomes muddier. Ebenezer is supposedly married to Abigail (Family Group Sheet) and had all of these children. However, another source claims he was married to Elizabeth Jenkins. I can't find a thing on Abigail, but I found an Ebenezer's and an Elizabeth's gravestones in the East Wales Cemetery AND a record of the marriage. Perhaps Abigail was his first marriage? This desperately needs clarification. 
4/2011 Note:  There are some people working on this line at this moment and I will let you know how the story unfolds.

Ebenezer Small
Born abt 1760 Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
Parents John Small (Jr) and Pricilla Strout
Married Abigail Leighton 23 Feb 1781 Steuben, Washington, Maine
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Abigail Leighton (Nabby)
Born abt 1760 Maine
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Deborah Small
Born abt 1788 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married James Colson
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Samuel Small
Born abt 1790 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married Molly Colson
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Thomas Small
Born abt 1792 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married Deborah Tucker
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Lydia Small
Born abt 1794 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married James Gross
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Nabby Small (this could be short for Abigail - just like her mother)
Born abt 1796 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married Samuel Tuttle
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John Small
Born abt 1798 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
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*Ebenezer (Jr) a.k.a. Eben
Born 22 Nov 1802 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married Eunice Harriman abt 1829 Maine
Children: Otis, Rufus, Nancy, Abby, Harriet
Died 30 Aug 1860 East Bucksport, Hancock, Maine
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Peggy Small
Born abt 1804 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married James Cates
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Sally Small 
Born abt 1806 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married Timothy Cates
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Anna Small
Born abt 1808 Milbridge, Washington, Maine
Married James Leighton
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  1. Hi Coz
    John Small born Milbridge/Cherryfield Maine 1790, 3dr great grandfather.

    " … Ebenezer Small, a younger brother of Dea. Elisha, m. Nabby Leighton.
    Their children were ….
    …. John married at Lubec and removed to Bucksport,
    Eben married a Harriman at Bucksport, ...”
    Page 5
    BY J. A. MILLIKEN_AOS/1 Jan. 2014

    John Small, born about 1790, son of Ebeneezer Small[Sr.] removed to Bucksport, Maine, with his brother Ebenezer Small Jr.
    They are both found at Bucksport, in the 1830 Census, and 1840 Census.

    John Small's eldest son, Jeremiah Small, was born about 1825, Cherryfield, youngest son, Samuel D. Small, was born about 1838 at Bucksport.
    Noted: The place of birth for Jeremiah and Daniel Small are from their Civil War Records.
    Another son of John Small resided at Swanville 1850, age 21, Lorenzo Small born about 1829, possibly Bucksport. Maine.

    The family of John Small removed to Swanville, Maine, prior to the 1850 Swanville Census. They removed to the Oak Hill section of Swanville, the north west corner of the town.
    In the 1850 Swanville Census, John Small's wife is Elizabeth age 45, his age given as 50? is in question. [Samuel D. Small, age 12 in household 1850.]
    In 1860 Swanville Census he is age 70, in household of son Jeremiah Small of Swanville.
    The following death notice maybe John Small of Oak Hill, Swanville, Maine:
    I have used it for his death info.
    Republican Journal_Belfast, Maine_26 Feb 1874.
    In Swanville---John Small, Feb. 17, age 84. _ AOS_4 June 2010
    This agrees with probable birth in 1790.
    Revised 24 March 2015_Adrian Stanley

  2. Hi Again

    This may help with indirectly connecting the John and Eben Jr, below record reflects the connection back to Cherryfield.

    Otis [Harriman] Small

    Maine, Vital Records
    Name: Otis Small
    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: 04 Apr 1906
    Event Place: Bucksport, , Maine, United States

    Age 75 years 10 Mounths 26 days
    Cause of Death: Heart Disease

    Gender: Male
    Age: 75
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1831

    Place of Birth: Cherryfield

    Father's Name: Eben Small
    Mother's Name: Elmira

    Place of birth of father: Cherryfield
    Place of birth of Mother: Orland

    GS Film Number: 10037 , Digital Folder Number: 004703964 , Image Number: 02236

    Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907

    "Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 ," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 March 2015), Otis Small, 04 Apr 1906, Death; citing Bucksport, , Maine, United States, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 10,037.

  3. Thank you. The Small-Giberson line is my husband's direct line. I am very familiar (and use) the Family Search website. His brother is the person who does most the research on the line. I only dabble in it from time to time.

  4. Hi Michelle
    I have been trying to trace back John Small, born 1790 for over twenty years.
    Your posting here was the first indicator that the statement in THE Narraguagus Valley; EARLY SETTLEMENT AND SETTLERS, BY J. A. MILLIKEN, might be a real clue.
    Thanks for the reply.

    PS my mother's line was the Smalls and Larrabees of Swanville