Thomas Foster1

M, #5371, b. 23 May 1755, d. circa 1775
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Thomas Foster was born on 23 May 1755 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 Thomas Foster died circa 1775 at Massachusetts.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. Thomas, along with his three brothers, were killed serving in the Revolutionary War.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Stuart Foster1

M, #5372, b. 8 April 1757
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Stuart Foster was born on 8 April 1757 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

John Foster1

M, #5373, b. 20 April 1759, d. circa 1775
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     John Foster was born on 20 April 1759 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 John Foster died circa 1775 at Massachusetts.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. John, along with his three brothers, were killed serving in the Revolutionary War.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Oliver Foster1

M, #5374, b. 5 May 1761
Last Edited=11 Dec 2012
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Oliver Foster was born on 5 May 1761 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. Oliver was unaccounted for after the Revolutionary War. Family lore says that he was indentured to the British Navy, escaped, and lived in France, marrying there. He (or someone claiming to be him) returned later to Maine, "but his family did not recognize him."1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Sibler Foster1

F, #5375, b. 27 April 1763
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Sibler Foster was born on 27 April 1763 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Stephen Foster1

M, #5376, b. 28 February 1766
Last Edited=24 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Stephen Foster was born on 28 February 1766 at Winthrop, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1
     Database: History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine

Stephen Foster.
One of the early settlers of Littleborough was Stephen Foster, a native of Winthrop. He came from that town with his family in 1786. He was the youngest of eleven children, sons and daughters of Capt. Timothy Foster, who was born in Attle-borough, Mass., May 14, 1720. The wife of Capt. Timothy was Sibler Freeman, born Oct. 29, 1723. They removed from Attle-borough to what is now Winthrop, Me., in 1765. The spot selected for his home was on the westerly shore of Cobbossecontee Lake and about two miles from its northerly end, an extensive meadow, and brook running through it, close by.
His dwelling was at the southerly end of a lateral moraine, about ten rods from the Lake shore and well protected from prevailing winds. Here, in the wilderness, with fish and game all around him. Stephen Foster, best known as "Old Hunter Foster," was born, Feb. 28, 1766.--the clerk quaintly adding to the records these words: "The first Christian Child born in this Plantation." At the date of his birth, this was the only family in the vicinity. They were on the extreme verge of civilization. West to Lake Champlain, north to Canada line, there was no echo from the settler's axe, or smoke from his fires seen curling through the foliage. Born and reared under these circumstances, it is no wonder that he loved the woods and the excitement of the hunt and chase. His boyhood days thus spent, so hardened and toughened his muscles and matured his instincts, that he was accepted in his father's company of militia at the age of fourteen, and took part as soldier therein in the disastrous campaign against Bagaduce in 1779.

In 1785 Capt. Timothy Foster died from the effect of a blow on his head from a falling tree.

Winthrop was now getting so dense in population, its game either captured or driven back--that less hunted fields were to be sought, if "Old Hunter" was to succeed in his chosen calling. In his rovings through and about the country he could not have failed to see that in and around the waters of "The Great Androscoggin Lake" and particularly of Dead River, the game would thrive in abundance, and so, with a hunter's instinct, he selected this place for his future home. In previous years, when on these hunting expeditions, his camp was a hollow, giant maple tree standing on the Stinchfield cape on the northerly side of Dead River between its bends, nearly opposite the "Carrying Place." Stones and a few bricks which constituted his fire-place remain there to this day, and the spot is called "Old Foster's Camp." The log house to which he moved his wife and two sons, Stephen and John, was located on the southerly side of Foster Brook, a few rods easterly of where the railroad crosses it, at the extreme southeastern border of Androscoggin Lake. The farm he redeemed from the wilderness has since remained the property of his descendants, and is now occupied by a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Orrie A. (Foster) Davis. Farming, however, with him was incidental. Hunting and trapping in their seasons were his chief pursuits in which he was an expert and became widely known. His wife was Sally Streeter, by whom he had seven children. She died, and in 1835 he married Diadama, widow of William Johnson, of Monmouth, and for a time lived with her in her home in that town. The union did not prove harmonious, separation soon followed and he returned to his old home in Leeds.

Mr. Foster was for a time a member of the Society of Friends and conformed to their habits and dress. It is related that on one occasion he became so highly exasperated at his treatment by one of his neighbors, that his temper got the better of the peaceful tenets of the order, and divesting himself of his coat, throwing it on the ground exclaimed, "Lay there, old Quaker, till I've licked this fellow," which having executed satisfactorily, resumed his garb.

His death was the result of an unfortunate mistake. He left his home on one of the last days of March for Augusta, to collect his pension. The route was over Bishop Hill and past the residence of Zadoc Bishop, one of Leeds' earliest settlers. Meeting Mr. Bishop by the wayside he must stop and have a talk. While so engaged Mr. Bishop casually remarked, "You have lived all your life in the woods and know everything that grows there, tell me what is that bush growing up out of the wall there, I've thought it might be Dogwood and would like to know." Mr. Foster replied, "I don't know what it is, bring me some. I can tell if it is Dogwood--I know Dogwood." A twig bearing red berries and dried leaves was brought. Looking it over carefully Mr. Foster says, "No. it isn't Dogwood. I don't know what it is, but I know Dogwood and it isn't that, I am not afraid to eat it," and taking leaves and berries into his mouth, chewed them vigorously and soon drove on.

It was not long before he felt a soreness in his mouth and a sickness coming upon him, and by the time he reached the home of Enos Fairbanks in Winthrop, about four miles distant, he was violently sick. Mr. Fairbanks was an old acquaintance, born in the same neighborhood. They had always known each other and Mr. Foster was accustomed in his trips to Winthrop to call on his old friend.

He now stopped from necessity, and his condition was found so serious that medical aid was at once summoned from the village three miles distant. Nothing could avail, and after a day or two of intense suffering, the old pioneer, the adventurous and skilful hunter and youthful soldier closed his eventful life, April 2, 1842.

The funeral service was held in the Universalist Meeting-House in Winthrop village, conducted by Rev. Giles Bailey, the pastor. The services being closed, a grandson of the deceased tendered the minister the usual fee. A person who had assisted in the musical exercises standing near by, said to the minister after the grandson had retired, "Mr. Bailey, you've preached the old hunter into Heaven, with all his horses, his dogs, his guns and his traps, and you've only got ten doliars for it; Parson Thurston wouldn't have done it short of twenty-five."

The burial was in the "Fairbanks Cemetery" in Winthrop. On this elevated spot, overlooking the home of his boyhood, the Lake now widely noted for its beauty and as a place of public resort, the hills and meadows where his youthful muscles were trained and hardened for his chosen calling, his remains were quietly laid at rest beside his kin-folks.
Years came and sped by, another generation had lived and passed away, the place unmarked and forgotten, when, after a prolonged and diligent search, it was at last discovered, a plain slab of marble erected, marking the spot and recording the fact, that here rests the remains of "A Soldier of the Revolution" and of "The First Christian Child born in this Plantation."

(It has been known to the author several years, that diligent search for the grave of Winthrop's first-born white child and Leeds' early adopted son had, at last, been rewarded, and a memorial with a fitting inscription thereon erected thereat. Without the knowledge or consent of Winthrop's most highly esteemed historian and philanthropist, to whose favor and kindness the people of both towns, and especially the family are indebted for the foregoing interesting story of the adventurous life and tragic death of the "Old Hunter," and the properly inscribed memorial where his remains are reposing, I present the name of the Hon. John M. Benjamin.)

For the benefit of the descendants of Stephen Foster and others who may be interested in preserving and perpetuating a genealogical record, the following is subjoined: Capt. Timothy Foster, the pioneer of Winthrop, was b. in Attleborough, Mass., May 14, 1720, and his wife, Sibler Freeman, Oct. 29, 1723. They were m. in 1744, and to them were b. in that town ten children, and another in the year following their settlement in Winthrop in 1765. He was a member of the first board of selectmen of Winthrop and frequently re-elected to that and various other public offices in his town. He died April 3, 1785, and his widow Dec. 8, 1813.
Their children were:
     1. Timothy, Jr., b. March 21, 1745;
     2. Billy, b. Sept. 24, 1747;
     3. Eliphalet, b. July 27, 1749;
     4. Susan, b. April 15, 1751;
     5. David, b. May 26, 1753;
     6. Thomas, b. May 23, 1755;
     7. Stuart, b. April 8, 1757;
     8. John, b. April 20, 1759;
     9. Oliver, b. March 5, 1761;
     10. Sibler, b. April 27, 1763;
     11. Stephen, b. Feb. 28, 1766.

Soon after the battle of Lexington was fought, April 19, 1775, four of the sons of Capt. Timothy Foster, to wit: Capt. (2) Billy, (3) Eliphalet, (6) Thomas and (8) John, repaired to the headquarters of the Provincial Army, at Cambridge, Mass., enlisted in the privateering service, and never returned to their home fireside. Another of his sons, (9) Oliver, we are unable to account for.

1. Timothy, Jr., married Abigail Allen and had issue:
     Otis, b. May 8, 1773;
     Daniel, b. June 3, 1775;
     Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1777;
     Molly, b. Feb. 24, 1783;
     Hannah, b. Nov. 17, 1786.
     Timothy, Jr., died Aug. 1, 1825.

4. Susan, married Micajah Dudley (not traced);

5. David, married Jan. 13, 1783, Millicent Howe, born April 25, 1762, and d. Jan. 3, 1820. They had issue:
     Ann, b. Dec. 11, 1783;
     Ichabod, b. June 9, 1785;
     Preston, b. April 30, 1788;
     Clarissa, b. Aug. 6, 1790;
     Lavina, b. July 8, 1792;
     Freeman, b. Dec. 30, 1793;
     David, Jr., b. July 4, 1795;
     Nathan, b. March 2, 1798;
     John Winthrop, b. Feb. 12, 1800.

7. Stuart, married Jerusha Wadsworth. Their children were:
     Wadsworth, b. Jan. 7, 1788;
     Oliver, b. Aug. 29, 1789;
     Sibyl, b. July 21, 171;
     Moses, b. Nov. 10, 1793;
     Eunice, b. Jan. 4, 1796;
     Isaac, b. April 22, 1798;
     Stuart, Jr., b. June 7, 1800.

10. Sibler, married Ephraim Stevens, b. June 29, 1758; and had issue:
     Hannah, b. Jan. 6, 1783;
     Thomas, b. May 29, 1784;
     Aran, b. Feb. 26, 1786;
     Ephraim, Jr., b. March 17, 1788;
     Eliphalet, b. April 11, 1790;
     Sybil, b. March 15, 1792;
     Joshua, b. March 21, 1794;
     Anna, b. Jan. 20, 1796.

11. Stephen married Sally Streeter and had issue Stephen, Jr., b. in Winthrop, in 1784-5; m. Adeline Drake and settled in West Leeds, where they lived a long time; later removing to Lagrange, Me., where he died. They had issue nine children, viz.:
Adaline and Stephen (twins), Amanda, James, Columbus, Orra A., Phoebe, Melissa and Harriet. These were born in Leeds; yet most of the descendants of Stephen, Jr., reside in Lagrange.
John, second child of Stephen, b. in Winthrop, in 1786; m. Priscilla Gilbert in 1801. They settled and lived in Leeds, where he d. Oct. 16, 1853; and his widow Feb. 6, 1861. Our data says they had nine children.
Timothy, third child of Stephen, b. in Leeds Dec. 3, 1787; m. Nancy Morse in 1806. They lived on the homestead of his father. Mr. Foster, by his industry and close attention to farming accumulated property. When the Androscoggin Railroad was built, he subscribed heavily to the stock, induced by the promise that a railroad station should be built near his house and the agency given to one of his sons. It was built there; but, a little later removed to its present site at Leeds Center. Mr. Foster retained an antipathy against the company who fraudulently obtained his money, rendering him or his little equivalent therefor. He d. in Leeds July 27, 1867, and his widow Oct. 2,1871. They had issue eleven children, namely: Alonzo, Amelia,William Henry, Leonard, Amanda, Ward L., Charles Robert.Martha R., Lydia, Emeline and Everett.
Alonzo, first child of Timothy and Nancy (Morse) Foster,went away from Leeds when young, and no further data is at hand:
Amelia, second child of Timothy, no data; Rev. William Henry, third child of Timothy, b. in Leeds,March 12, 1812; m. in May, 1840, Harriet L. Curtis, and settled in Leeds. In 1844 he was assigned to the Fayette circuit in the Maine Methodist Conference, and for a period of 46 years, he continued a Methodist minister; since which time he has held a superannuated relationship with the conference.

His present residence is Livermore Falls.
To them were born:
Orrie A., in Leeds May 20, 1841; m. Alonzo Davis. They reside on the Foster homestead in Leeds; no issue; Timothy H.,in East Livermore: d. in New Portland when a small boy; Charles Henry, in East Livermore, Oct. 4, 1845; d. in Leeds,May 9, 1900, where he had held the office of Railroad Station Agent several years; single; Hattie A., in New Portland July 11, 1847; m. Lorenzo Leadbetter;lives in California; no issue; Alice I., in East Readfield in 1855; m. Lyman Kempton; residence Rangeley; no issue; N. Emma, in New Sharon Feb. 3. 1858; m. Albert Simpson; residence California; three children.
Leonard, fourth child of Timothy, died.
Amanda, fifth child, m., but her family is broken and she is dead.
Capt. Ward L., the 6th child, settled in Massachusetts; no record of his family. He was 3 years in the Civil War and Captain of a Massachusetts company.

Martha R., seventh child of Timothy, m. a Mr. Russell and settled in Waterville, Me., where she died. Lydia, the next child; account wanting. Emeline, m. John Frank Jennings, of Leeds, is now living. They have a daughter, Gertrude.
Charles Robert, another child of Timothy and Nancy Foster,b. in Leeds Feb. 14, 1825; m. Sarah Stevens. They had issue two children, Charles Freemont and Henry Ward. Their residence is Lowell, Mass. Mr. Foster was a farmer and shoemaker.He spent his early life on a farm. He was in the late Civil War and died at the Soldiers' Home, in Chelsea, Mass., April 1, 1901.
Everett, the youngest child of Timothy, was born in Leeds Nov. 20, 1837. As a boy and young man he followed the pursuits of farmer and shoemaker. When opportunity offered, his gun and traps were in evidence, which he much enjoyed. Early in manhood he entered the railroad machine shops at West Farmington,where he learned the machinists' trade. After four years' service he went out on the road as engineer of a freight locomotive, which he run ten years, when, in 1879, he was given the passenger train out of Farmington, where he remained until his death, March 12, 1901. In 1858, he married Mary J. Morse. They had issue five children, one of whom only is remaining, the others dying in childhood. Frank L., their only child now living,b. Aug. 14, 1865, graduated from Wendell Institute, Farmington,in 1880. From school, commenced firing his father's engine, and in due time became an engineer. April 12, 1890, he married Sadie E. Pratt, of New Vineyard, Me. His residence and that of his mother is Farmington, Me.
Sally, fourth child of Stephen, the pioneer, was b. in Leedsin 1790. In June, 1809, she m. Ebenezer Libby and settled in Leeds, where they remained through life and where their five children were born, viz.: John, Ebenezer, Tillotson, Stephen and Jane.
Abigail, their fifth child, sometimes called Tabbie, was born in 1800. Jan. 1, 1818, she m. Lewis Jennings, who later died,and she m., second, Sullivan Lothrop, in February, 1831. She was the mother of nine children.
Hannah, the next child of Stephen, b. in Leeds Jan. 8, 1804; m. Nov. 14, 1831, Daniel Irish, by whom she had several children. He died and she m. second, Charles Crummett and bore him children. She d. Sept. 27, 1888.
Ann, the youngest child of Stephen, the pioneer and hunter,was b. in Leeds, Aug. 28, 1807. Dec. 22, 1822, she m. Robert Crummett, of Leeds, and settled at Leeds Center, where they kept an inn many years. They had five children.
An unusual effort has been made to obtain a more complete sketch of this family, and especially dates; but little interest has been awakened, and we submit it with many thanks to those who have contributed a portion of what is contained therein.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001. Original data: History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement 10 June 1780.
Description:
Compiled by J.C. Stinchfield, this book details some general information about the town of Leeds, including information on the local facilities, such as courthouses, churches, and schools. Family historians will find the information on the first...2

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S1735] History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement June 10, 1780, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement June 10, 1780.

Mary Dudley1

F, #5377, b. 3 September 1780, d. 3 January 1823
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Mary Dudley was born on 3 September 1780 at Durham, Strafford Co., New Hampshire.1 She was the daughter of Micajah Dudley and Susan Foster.1 Mary Dudley died on 3 January 1823 at China, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 42.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Micajah Dudley Jr.1

M, #5378, b. 26 October 1786, d. 24 March 1837
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Micajah Dudley Jr. was born on 26 October 1786 at Durham, Strafford Co., New Hampshire.1 He was the son of Micajah Dudley and Susan Foster.1 Micajah Dudley Jr. married Experience Wing, daughter of Batchelor Wing and Mary Cahoon, on 17 January 1810 at Leeds, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1 Micajah Dudley Jr. died on 24 March 1837 at China, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 50.1
     Micajah Dudley and Experience had three other sons, born circa 1820.1 Micajah Dudley Jr. was a Orchardist.1
Micajah was an orchardist, and moved from China to Aroostock county (Maine), settling first in Ashland, where he did not stay (1838) and then in Castle Hill, Maine (1851).1

Children of Micajah Dudley Jr. and Experience Wing

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Experience Wing1

F, #5379, b. 15 September 1789
Last Edited=28 Dec 2011
     Experience Wing was born on 15 September 1789 at China, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Batchelor Wing and Mary Cahoon.1 Experience Wing married Micajah Dudley Jr., son of Micajah Dudley and Susan Foster, on 17 January 1810 at Leeds, Androscoggin Co., Maine.1 Experience Wing died at Kennebec Co., Maine.1
     As of 17 January 1810,her married name was Dudley.1

Children of Experience Wing and Micajah Dudley Jr.

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Batchelor Wing1

M, #5380, b. 1763
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
     Batchelor Wing was born in 1763.1 He married Mary Cahoon.

Child of Batchelor Wing and Mary Cahoon

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Mary Cahoon1

F, #5381, b. 1764
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
     Mary Cahoon was born in 1764.1 She married Batchelor Wing.
     Her married name was Wing.1

Child of Mary Cahoon and Batchelor Wing

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

David Dudley1

M, #5382, b. 1792
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     David Dudley was born in 1792.1 He was the son of Micajah Dudley and Susan Foster.1 David Dudley married Eunice Buffum, daughter of Joshua Buffum and Patience Rogers, on 14 March 1817 at Berwick, York Co., Maine.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Eunice Buffum1

F, #5383, b. 1797
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
     Eunice Buffum was born in 1797.1 She was the daughter of Joshua Buffum and Patience Rogers.1 Eunice Buffum married David Dudley, son of Micajah Dudley and Susan Foster, on 14 March 1817 at Berwick, York Co., Maine.1
     As of 14 March 1817,her married name was Dudley.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Joshua Buffum1

M, #5384, b. 1746, d. 1808
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
     Joshua Buffum was born in 1746.1 He married Patience Rogers.1 Joshua Buffum died in 1808.1

Child of Joshua Buffum and Patience Rogers

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Patience Rogers1

F, #5385, b. 1756
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
     Patience Rogers was born in 1756.1 She married Joshua Buffum.1
     Her married name was Buffum.1

Child of Patience Rogers and Joshua Buffum

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Ann Foster1

F, #5386, b. 11 December 1783
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Ann Foster was born on 11 December 1783 at Maine?1 She was the daughter of David Foster and Millicent Howe.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Ichabod Foster1

M, #5387, b. 9 June 1785
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Ichabod Foster was born on 9 June 1785.1 He was the son of David Foster and Millicent Howe.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Sybil Dudley1

F, #5388, b. 18 December 1814, d. 3 June 1857
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
2nd cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Sybil Dudley was born on 18 December 1814 at China, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Micajah Dudley Jr. and Experience Wing.1 Sybil Dudley died on 3 June 1857 at South China, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 42.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

John Wesley Dudley1

M, #5389, b. circa 1815
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
2nd cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     John Wesley Dudley was born circa 1815.1 He was the son of Micajah Dudley Jr. and Experience Wing.1
     By 1895 John Wesley had 275 full grown trees in his orchard, including 200 Dudley Winter apples. But at that time, his brothers were turning their attention to potatoes and John decided to move to Washington State, near Yakima. His orchard was cut down and has been put into potatoes ever since.
Dudley Winter was the most widely planted new variety at the turn of the last century in the North. Probably the most well-known Maine apple variety outside the state, it spread as far as Wisconsin and Canada, where it is still grown commercially. The apple was particularly important 100 years ago because "keeping" apples were virtually unknown that far north. The keepers almost always require a fairly long season to ripen, and by late fall in Aroostook County, apples are frozen on the tree.
The medium-to-large roundish fruit is overlaid with rosy red dots, stripes and wash, with firm but tender, aromatic mild subacid very juicy flesh. Quite good for fresh eating and cooking from late September well into winter.
Seedling of Duchess or New Brunswicker. Dudley Farm, Castle Hill, ME (Aroostook County), about 1877. Also called Dudley, North Star and Dudley's Winter. Originated by John Wesley Dudley, owner of one of the finest orchards in Aroostook County and son of one of the area's first settlers. His father, Micajah Dudley, came to Ashland in Aroostook County from China, ME in 1838, and later moved to Castle Hill with his four sons.
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/apples/dudley.htm.1 John Wesley Dudley was a Orchardist.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Grace Dudley1

F, #5390, b. circa 1816?
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
2nd cousin 5 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Grace Dudley was born circa 1816? At China, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Micajah Dudley Jr. and Experience Wing.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Bertha Annette Ruple1

F, #5391
Last Edited=12 Mar 2018
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Grandniece of Jacob Rupel
Bertha Annette Ruple Elliget (received in email from Chris Treadway on 27 Sep 2006)
     Bertha Annette Ruple was the daughter of Jonas Ruple and Lydia (?)1 Bertha Annette Ruple married (?) Elliget.1
     Her married name was Elliget.1

Child of Bertha Annette Ruple and (?) Elliget

Citations

  1. [S1737] Chris Treadway, "Email from Chris Treadway," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 27 Sep 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Chris Treadway."
  2. [S1919] Chris Treadway, "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 27 Seo 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006."

(?) Elliget1

M, #5392
Last Edited=29 Oct 2018
     (?) Elliget married Bertha Annette Ruple, daughter of Jonas Ruple and Lydia (?).1

Child of (?) Elliget and Bertha Annette Ruple

Citations

  1. [S1737] Chris Treadway, "Email from Chris Treadway," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 27 Sep 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Chris Treadway."
  2. [S1919] Chris Treadway, "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 27 Seo 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Email from Chris Treadway 27Sep2006."

John Reichert1

M, #5393
Last Edited=4 Oct 2006
     John Reichert married Emma Stadler.1

Child of John Reichert and Emma Stadler

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

Emma Stadler1

F, #5394, b. 11 January 1907
Last Edited=4 Oct 2006
     Emma Stadler was born on 11 January 1907.1 She married John Reichert.1
     Her married name was Reichert.1

Child of Emma Stadler and John Reichert

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

William John Bongers1

M, #5395, b. 10 August 1928, d. 21 June 1949
Last Edited=4 Oct 2006
     William John Bongers was born on 10 August 1928 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.1 He was the son of Henry Martin Bongers and Josephine Marie Reichert.1 William John Bongers died on 21 June 1949 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota, at age 20.1

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

John Lewis Bongers1

M, #5396, b. 10 August 1928, d. 13 August 1991
Last Edited=30 Nov 2008
     John Lewis Bongers was born on 10 August 1928 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.1 He was the son of Henry Martin Bongers and Josephine Marie Reichert.1 John Lewis Bongers married Jeannie Marie La Croix on 20 August 1952 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.1 John Lewis Bongers died on 13 August 1991 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota, at age 63.1
     He lived in 1975 at Rural Route 5, Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

Bonita Wetzel1

F, #5397
Last Edited=21 Oct 2018
     Bonita Wetzel married Kenneth Anthony Bongers, son of Henry Martin Bongers and Josephine Marie Reichert, on 28 September 1963.1

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

Jeannie Marie La Croix1

F, #5398
Last Edited=7 Feb 2016
     Jeannie Marie La Croix married John Lewis Bongers, son of Henry Martin Bongers and Josephine Marie Reichert, on 20 August 1952 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

William John Bongers1

M, #5399
Last Edited=5 Dec 2012
     William John Bongers is the son of John Lewis Bongers and Jeannie Marie La Croix.1

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.

Roger Joseph Bongers1

M, #5400
Last Edited=30 Nov 2008
     Roger Joseph Bongers is the son of John Lewis Bongers and Jeannie Marie La Croix.1 Roger Joseph Bongers married Julie Ann Garrett, daughter of Clyde Garrett and female (?), on 13 September 1975 at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S1740] Richard Edward Bongers website, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/n/Richard-E-Bongers/GENE1-0006.html, (email of e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Richard Edward Bongers website on 04 Oct 2006.