Friday, February 26, 2010

William Hapworth 1788-1874 Azubah Grover 1780-1857

Story is that Thomas Hapworth, William's father, jumped ship, swam to the mainland, lived in the woods and married an American Indian. At that time, the United States was at war with the French so he may have claimed his wife was Native American when in reality, he may have married a French woman with the surname of Deshon. Nothing else is known about it, though some suspect he changed his surname.

With that in mind, I have found the name Mary Hapworth in America in the early 1700's. She married into the Woodman family. If Thomas really did change his surname to avoid the law, there is nothing to be done. If he kept the true name, Mary could fit into the family - she had her first child 50 years prior to William's birth and may have been Thomas's sister or other relative. The other fact is Edward Small married into the Woodman family in 1685 and the Hapworth's eventually married into the Smalls. If this triangle of families knew each other, and circumstances seem to indicate they did, introductions and resulting marriages could happen.

William Hapworth
Parents: Thomas Hapworth and (unknown mother)
Born 1788 Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine
Married Azubah Grover abt 1810
Died 16 April 1875 Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
Sources
1850 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 62)
1860 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 71)
Living with son, Simeon
1870 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 81) 
Note:  living with son, Simeon
Memorial (no stone):  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87475907


Azubah Grover
Parents Ephraim Grover and Mercy Tiffany
Born 30 Sep 1780 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts
Died 27 Dec 1857 Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
Buried:  Mt Rest Cemetery, Amherst, Hancock, Maine
Sources
Birth: Massachusetts Town and Vital Records
1850 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 71)
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87475906
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CHILDREN



*William Hapworth (Jr.) 
Born 11 Mar 1810 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts
Married Lucetta Grover 1831
Children: Horatio, Edwin, Ann, William, Zelotes, Charles, Fannie, Henrietta
Died 2 Apr 1887 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Buried: Pine Tree Cemetery, Eddington, Penobscot, Maine
Sources
Family Search
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78619783

Azubah Hapworth
Born 30 Sep 1811 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts
Sources
1850 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 40)
Note:  her name is extracted as Areebah in the Census
Horatio Hapworth
Born 15 Jul 1812 Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts
Occupation: Cooper
Married Sophia J Ames 23 Nov 1837
Children: Simeon
Died 27 Dec 1888

Buried Mt Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
Sources

1880 US Census for Ward 5, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine page 219D
Birth Record:  Mansfield Massachusetts Birth Records page 147
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60309498

Fannie Hapworth
Born 26 Jan 1815 Bristol, Massachusetts
Died before 1822
Sources
Birth:  Mansfield Massachusetts Birth Records page 147 (see picture of record above)
Simeon Grover Hapworth
Born 1816 Hancock, Maine
Occupation:  Cooper and Farmer (1870) Farmer (1850-1880)
Married Mary Augusta Kelliher 1 Jan 1847 Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
Children:  Helen, Frances, William, James, Ernest, George, John
Sources
1850 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine (age 32)
Note:  living with parents
1860 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
1870 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine
1880 US Census for Mariaville, Hancock, Maine page 18D (age 61)
Fannie Hapworth
Born 1822 Hancock, Maine
Sources
1850 US Census Mariaville, Hancock, Maine

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