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Samuel TRASK

Samuel TRASK

Male *[1703-1706] - Bef 1790 CENSUS

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  • Name Samuel TRASK 
    Born *[1703-1706] 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1703 
    Birth Bef 1707 
    Birth Bef 1710 
    • If he is the second poll in Elias Trask Sr household in 1731 assessment
    Residence C 1725  Captured by Indians Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Maine
      by George Augustus Wheeler
      Burr & Robinson 1875 Bangor
      p 27
      ...
      The retaken Englishman knoweth the truth of all this, his name is Samuel Trusk of the town of Salem near to Marblehead.
      I have the honor to be
      Sir
      Your most humble & most obedient Servant
      Joseph Dabadis de St Castin
      [Historical Magazine Volume 2 3rd serv No 3 p 125]

      The Samuel Trask mentioned above, had been purchased by Castin from the Indians, who held him as a captive- under the following circumstances: a season of great scarcity occurred, which drove the Indians to the cranberry beds for subsistence. On one occasion, while they were gathering cranberries, a flock of wild geese alighted nearby, and Trask's success in capturing the birds so commended him to Castin's favor, that he "redeemed" him. After being taken from Castin, Trask was transferred to a vessel commanded by the celebrated Captain Kidd, with whom he remained for some time. [Williamson's Hist, of Me., Vol. 2, p. 144; also Sewall's Ancient Dominions of Me., p. 251.] In the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are letters referring to Indian affairs, written by Joseph Dabadis St. Castin, as lately as 1754. No trace is to be found of any of the family since that time. Inquiries made a few years ago, in the south of France, by Augustus C. Hamlin, M. Q., of the mayors of the Provinces of Pau and Oldron, go to show that no trace of the family can now be found there. In all probability, all the records and possibly the family itself were destroyed by the Revolution.
    Residence 1725  with Castine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 4 Mar 1727  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 23 Mar 1727  [Salem, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Nov 1730  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 28 Dec 1730  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 14 Apr 1732 
    Fisherman 
    Residence 14 Apr 1732  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 Jul 1732  [Salem, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 9 Dec 1734  Rowley, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 20 Jan 1737  Rowley, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rowley land
    Residence 26 Mar 1737  [Rowley, Essex, MA} Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 22 Mar 1749  for Wiscasset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 17 Oct 1754  for Wiscasset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 3 Jan 1762  for Majabagaduce Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 3 Jan 1762  Majabagaduce, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Assessed 1755-1764  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 May 1764  Freetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1766  Freetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 3 Nov 1766  Freetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1767  Freetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 1774  Edgecomb, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 15 Apr 1782  Edgecomb, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death August 1789 
    • NEHGS Register. See file 1725 Notes on Samuel Trask
    Residence Salem Village [Danvers]? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence [1747]  Mid-coast Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Trask minor son of Samuel Trask appears in a muster roll commanded by Capt David Cargill.
    Residence *[1764]  Freetown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cushman, David Quimby, The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle: including early Pemaquid, Damariscotta, and other contiguous places, from the earliest discovery to the present time: together with the genealogy of more than four hundred families (Bath Me.: E. Upton & Son, printers, 1882)

      This year Edgecomb was incorporated as a town. The place was originally settled by Samuel Trask and others, in 1744 [sic. Probably 1764]. Under a possessory claim, they and subsequent settlers, lived undisturbed upon their lands ten years, when three men arriving from Boston, challenged their titles, in virtue of an Indian deed, and surveyed lots upon the Sheepscot river which they numbered and marked...
    • The Boothbay Harbor Region
      By Jim Harnedy
      p 6
      Edgecomb, the northernmost community of the region, was originally settled in 1744 by Samuel Trask and several other pioneers who held the landunder a possessory claim. Three men from Boston arrived in 1754 and made claim to the area under an alleged Indian deed. A Boston lawyer, who represented the original settlers, showed that the Indian deed provided no definite boundaries, and as a result of his strong defense, the three claimants abandoned their claim to the land. In appreciation for the lawyer defending their interest for no fee, the area was renamed Freetown. It retained this name until 1774, when it was incorporated as Edgecomb by the Massachusetts General Court, in honor of Lord Edgecomb (a friend of the American colonies). The southernmost territory on the peninsula is the beautiful island town of Southport. Originally part of Boothbay, Southport was incorporated as Townsend in 1842 and adopted its present name in 1850.
    Died Bef 1790 CENSUS 
    Buried
    • Samuel Trask
      in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
      Name: Samuel Trask
      Birth Date: 1703
      Birth Place: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death Date: Aug 1789
      Death Place: Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
      Spouse: Hannah Trask
      Children: Thomas Trask
      David S. Trask
      Hannah Gove
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114231760/samuel-trask
    Person ID I50603  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Elias TRASK,   b. 13 Jul 1679,   d. BY 16 Jul 1741  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Hannah MARSTON,   d. BY 1712 
    Married 23 Oct 1701  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name Elias TRASK
      Marriage 1701
      Location Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Original Text Elias, and Hannah Marston, Oct. 23, 1701.
      Town Info Salem
      Volume Name Salem - V4
      Page 393
      Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7794/393/140933468
    Family ID F20505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth LINDSEY,   d. BY 1730 
    _MARI 4 Mar 1727  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archive.org/details/publishmentsofin00sale/page/8/mode/2up?q=
      Publishments of the intentions of marriage of the town of Salem. vol 1 1708-1760
      by Salem (Mass.)
      Publication date 1891
      p 9
      Salem New England Anno 1726-7
      ...
      Samuel Trask Junr & Elia Lyndsey both of Salem March 4th
      ...
      p 14
      Samll Trask & Hannah Steward, both of Salem November 21 1730
    Married 23 Mar 1727  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Samuel Trask
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 23 Mar 1727
      Event Place: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Event Place (Original): Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Unknown
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Lindsey
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Marital Status: Unknown
      Reference ID: v 4 p 40
      GS Film Number: 877448
      Digital Folder Number: 007011201
      Image Number: 00147
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M03851-5
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29P-SQWF : 18 February 2020), Samuel Trask and Elizabeth Lindsey, 23 Mar 1727; citing Marriage, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007011201.
      by the Rev Peter Clarke
    Family ID F20368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah STEWART,   d. [MAY 1790] 
    _MARI 21 Nov 1730  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archive.org/details/publishmentsofin00sale/page/8/mode/2up?q=
      Publishments of the intentions of marriage of the town of Salem. vol 1 1708-1760
      by Salem (Mass.)
      Publication date 1891
      p 9
      Salem New England Anno 1726-7
      ...
      Samuel Trask Junr & Elia Lyndsey both of Salem March 4th
      ...
      p 14
      Samll Trask & Hannah Steward, both of Salem November 21 1730
    Married 28 Dec 1730  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Samuel Trask
      Event Type Marriage
      Event Date 28 Dec 1730
      Event Place Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Spouse's Name Hannah Steward
      Spouse's Gender Female
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29G-VJJ5 : 13 July 2016), Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward, 28 Dec 1730; citing Marriage, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 761,210.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      Reference ID Vol. 5, page 24
      GS Film Number 761210
      Digital Folder Number 007009571
      Image Number 00126
      1730 Dec 28 Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward of Salem.
    • Samuel Trask
      mentioned in the record of Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward
      Name Samuel Trask
      Spouse's Name Hannah Steward
      Event Date 28 Dec 1730
      Event Place Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTP-1ZX : 4 December 2014), Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward, 28 Dec 1730; citing reference Vol. 5, page 24; FHL microfilm 761,210.
      No image available
      Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M00404-7
      System Origin Massachusetts-EASy
      GS Film number 761210
      Reference ID Vol. 5, page 24
    Children 
     1. Samuel TRASK,   b. *[1731-1732],   d. Aft 1813
     2. Jonathan TRASK,   b. 2 Mar 1733, [Rowley, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David TRASK,   b. 22 Dec 1734, [Rowley, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1819  (Age 84 years)
     4. Thomas TRASK,   b. 26 Mar 1737, [Rowley, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1823  (Age 86 years)
     5. Joseph TRASK,   b. C 1739,   d. 9 Jul 1810, Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Solomon TRASK,   b. [1741],   d. 22 May 1823
     7. Hannah TRASK,   b. [1743],   d. 23 Jun 1812
     8. Abigail TRASK,   b. 26 Jul 1745?,   d. Bef 1810 CENSUS?
     9. John TRASK,   b. 24 Mar 1750?,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
     10. Elizabeth TRASK,   b. 1751?,   d. BY 1795?
     11. Phoebe TRASK,   b. [AUGUST 1784],   d. 5 Apr 1861
     12. Eunice TRASK,   b. *[1785],   d. 24 Feb 1868
     13. Lois or Eliza or Betsey TRASK,   b. Bef 1788,   d. Bef 1830 CENSUS?
     14. Sarah TRASK,   b. [1790], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1855
     15. Mary TRASK,   b. *[1790],   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS
     16. Lois TRASK,   b. *[1791],   d. Bef 1850 CENSUS?
     17. Almira TRASK,   b. [1798], ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880 CENSUS
     18. Boothbay
    Family ID F15500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Samuel Trask House
    Samuel Trask House
    Discussion about Fannie Scott Chase's claim that the original Samuel Trask house was still standing in Edgecomb at the time of the publication of her history "Wiscasset in Pownalborough" in 1941.
    Salem Origins of Samuel Trask
    Salem Origins of Samuel Trask
    Can the parents of Samuel Trask r Edgecomb be identified?

  • Notes 
    • Essex County Probate: 1751 Samuel Trask wid Mary [Mercy Bell s Samuel m Susanna]. 1741 Samuel Trask m Susanna
      Lincoln County Probate: Nil
      Liberty Men: Nil Trask
      Pownalborough 1766: Nil
      Moses Davis Diary: No entry for his death or burial.
      Falmouth 1761: Nil
      York County Registry Books Index 1741-1768: Nil Samuel Trask
      Marriage Intention 1727: Samuel Trask Junr
      Salem Town Records: Checked 1724 and 1725 for Samuel Trask
      Salem Assessment: Saml Trask near Elias Trask 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763, 1764

      Samuel was probably from Salem. He was married in Salem. Hannah's parents removed at some point to Rowley. Samuel Trask m Hannah Trask appear to have lived in Rowley as well for a while, as three children's births are recorded there. 6 children were said to have been born in Massachusetts, the remainder in Maine.

      s? William Trask m Ann White

      The Kennebec Trasks are not closely related.

      Look for de Castine's account of Samuel Grass.

      Need to find documentation about being taken by Indians.

      Samuel TRASK New England Historical and Genealogical Register Journals and Periodicals
      RECORD : 1902
      VOLUME : 56
      PAGE : 199
      TEXT : Captain William Traske and some of his Descendants, Cont'd from pg 73
      Samuel Trask (William, William, William) was born in Weymouth, February 1702. Diligent search among the records of the town in which his father lived, and those adjacent, has failed to reveal any trace of him. He may have died in infancy, or else early removed to parts unknown. There is no evidence, however, to show that he was the Samuel Trask, one of the first settlers of Edgecomb, Maine, whose parentage is still in doubt.
    • Letter from Castine 1725

      https://books.google.com/books?id=iY8eAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volumes 14-15
      p 140
      Letter from Baron de Castine, The Younger 1725
      Copied from Massachusetts Archive Volume 52 Pages 226-229 by J L Stevens
      Sir,
      I have the honour to acquaint you that the 9th of this present month as I rode at anchor in a small harbour about three miles distance from Nesket, having with me but one Indian and one Englishman whom I had redeemed from the Salvages, as well as my vessel, I was attacky by and English vessel, the Commander of which called himself Lieutenant of the King's ship and told me his name which I cannot remember. Seing myself thus attackt, and not finding myself able to deffend myself, I withdrew into the wood, forsaking my vessel. The Commander of the vessel called me back promising me with an oath not to wrong me at all, saying he was a merchant who had no dessein but to trade, and was not fitted out for war, specially when there was a talk of peace, and presently set up a flag of truce, and even gave me two safe conducts by writing, both of which I have unhappily lost in the fight. Thus thinking myself safe enough, I came back on board my vessel with my Indian and my Englishman whom I brought to shew that I had no thoughts of fighting, and that I had redeemed him from the Indians as well as the vessel. But as I was going to put on some claoths to dress myself more handsomely, the Commander who was com in my vessel with severall of his people, would not permitt me to do it, telling me that I was no more master of any thing, he only granted me after many remonstrances to set me ashore. But after I came down and they held forth to me a bag full of bisket that was given to me as they said as a payment for my Englishman, they did catch hold of me and the Indian who accompanyed me. I got rid of him who was going to seize upon me, but my Indian not being able to do the same, I betook myself to my arms and after several voleys I Kild the man who Kept him and got him safe with me. This is the second time that I have been thus treacherously used, which proceedings I do not suppose that you approve off, as being against the laws of Nations.
      Therefore, I hope that you will do me justice, or that at least you will cause me to be reimbursed of the loss I have sustained, namely, for the vessel that costed me 80 French pistoles-for the Englishman, 10 pistoles, 51 pounds of beaver that were in the vessel with 20 otters, 3 coats that have costed me together 20 pistoles, 56 pounds of shot that costed me twenty pence a pound, 20 pounds of powder at 4 livres a pound, 10 pounds of tobacco at 20 pence a pound, a pair of scales 8 livres Tow cloth blanketts each 23 livres, Two bear skins 8 livres for both, 2 Kettles 30 livres for both; and severall other matters which they would not grant me, not so much as my cap. The retaken Englishman knoweth the truth of all this, his name is Samuel Grass, of the Town of Salem near Marblehead.
      I have the honour to be
      Sir,
      Your most humble and most obedient servant, Joseph Dabadis de St Castin
      at Pentagouet 23 July 1725 [Castine]
      *This was Samuel Trask, to whom the following note on the Danvers Records refers, printed in Felt's Annals of Salem, 1st edition p 379
      "1724 April 30th. Voted that the money, contributed for the redemption of Samuel Trask from the enemy, shall be appropriated for buying a bell; and that if said Trask should be heard of and stand in need of help for his redemption, that we will contribute towards it."
      "The Trask here mentioned," says Mr Felt, "belonged to Salem Village, and had been redeemed from the Indians by Monsieur Castin before July 9th, when he was taken away by the crew of an English bark."
      In Felt's Annals, 2d edition Volume 2 Page 255, under date of July 7th 1725, it is entered "Information is received that a sloop had been taken from the Indians, and Samuel Trask, of Salem Village, had been redeemed from Castine" See "Samuel Trask's Adventured" in Sewall's Ancient Dominion of Maine, Page 251

      https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Annals_of_Salem.html?id=249b3gPNo54C
      Annals of Salem
    • Capture by Indians. Exploits with Castine. Story of Capt Kidd. Cunningham's gold.

      Ancient dominions of Maine : embracing the earliest facts, the recent discoveries, of the remains of aboriginal towns, the voyages, settlements, battle scenes, and incidents of Indian warfare, and other incidents of history, together with the religious developments of society within the ancient Sagadahoc, Sheepscot, and Pemaquid precincts and dependencies
      by Sewall, Rufus King
      Published 1859
      p 252
      SAMUEL TRASK'S ADVENTURES.

      Samuel Trask, when a boy, had been stolen from Salem by the Indians, and an appropriation for the purchase of his redemption was made by vote of the town. As no traces of him could be discovered, the money was applied to the purchase of a bell.

      But Trask was a captive among the eastern Indians, and resided near the abode of the Baron de Castine on the Penobscot. While a captive, a season of great scarcity occurred, which drove the Indians to the cranberry beds for subsistence. While engaged in gathering cranberries, a flock of wild geese alighted, to feed near by. The birds were eagerly sought for food, and Trask, proving more successful in the capture of the birds than the natives, it commended him to his master's favor as a skillful huntsman. This skill and his seamanship brought him into the notice of Castine, who purchased him of his captors, and employed him on board his sloop. Lying at anchor off the southeast point of Sedgewick, an English sloop ran in and fired on Castine, who, deserting his vessel, fled with Trask and a native lad to the shore.

      But the English commander ran up a white flag inviting and assuring Castine a safe return. Duped by the false pretences, Castine and the lad returned to their vessel. But Trask was seized by the Englishman, who declared the vessel a prize and Castine a prisoner, but permitted as a special favor his return to his people. Castine landed, leaving his property to the English freebooter. On being pursued by an English sailor, who seized the native boy, Castine shot him dead, rescued the lad and escaped.

      The buccaneer sloop set sail, with Trask, and departed. From this craft he was transferred to the companionship of Captain Kidd, with whom he had been accustomed to visit the Sheepscot and cut spars from the head-land on the north shore of Oven's Mouth, and who often careened his ships within the deep creeks and coves of this river. On the capture of Kidd, and the dispersion of his crew, Trask retired to his haunts on the Sheepscot, and made his clearing within eye-shot of an alleged deposit of Kid's treasure on the east margin of Folley Island, within the precincts of the early " Free-town," now incorporated as Edgccomb. [Not possible, as Kidd died in 1701.]

      His experience among the Indians gave him celebrity as one skilled in the curative art; and hence he was recognized among the early settlers of Freetown as Dr Trask. But he had acquired a relish for strong drink; and an early settler of Freetown, Cunningham by name, whose tippling shed Trask frequented, wormed out of the old man, while in his cups, the secret of the "pot of money;" and it is asserted on good authority, as coming from an eye-witness, that under cover of night, lighted by the moon-beams, the "seller of grog" visited Folley Island in a canoe, and forestalled Trask, by digging up and securing the buried gold.

      * * *
      https://books.google.com/books?id=0FSma01e0xkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Maine: A Guide Down East
      Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Progress Administration in the State of Maine
      p 265
      The tradition that elderly Samuel Trask, one of the settlers of Edgecomb, was once a member of Captain Kidd's crew has furnished grounds for intermittent treasure hunting in this neighborhood. When Kidd was arrested and hanged, his state was very small, giving rise to many stories of treasure buried by him, or by his crew for him. Edgecomb gossips said that Trask had been one of the delegated to hide part of the booty and that it had been buried near his clearing in Edgecomb. Since Kidd died in 1701 and Trask did not come to this neighborhood till 1774, such treasue, had it been trusted to a boy, would have had a long period of travel.

      * * *
      Centennial celebration of the town of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine
      August 21 1907
      Compiled by Alberto A Bennett
      Journal Printing Company
      Lewiston, Maine 1908
      p 33
      About 1725 or 6 Samuel Trask, when a boy, was stolen from Salem by the Indians, and an appropriation for the purchase of his redemption was made by vote of the town. As no trace of him could be discovered the money was applied to the purchase of a bell. But Trask was a captive among the eastern Indians on the Penobscot. His skill as a huntsman as well as his seamanship brought him into the notice of Baron de Castine, who purchased him of his captors, and employed him on board his sloop. He was taken from Castine by an English freebooter and transferred to the companionship of Captain Kidd, with whom he had been accustomed to visit the Sheepscot and cut spars. On the capture of Kidd and the dispersion of his crew, Trask retired to Sheepscot and made a clearing within the limits of the early Free-town now incorporated as Edgecomb. His experience among the Indians have him celebrity as one skilled in the curative art, and among the early settlers he was known as "Dr Trask."

      Three sons of Samuel Trask, Jonathan, David S, and Thomas, settled Ballstown about 1795. Their farms included most of the land between Third Baptist Church and William Hemmenway's in South Jefferson. They all took very active part in town affairs. Jonathan was the first representative from Jefferson to the General Court in Boston. David was the first town clerk. Thomas was the father of Rev Enos Trask, to whom reference has been made.
    • House in Edgecomb still standing in 1941

      https://archive.org/details/wiscassetinpowna00chas
      Wiscasset in Pownalborough
      by Chase, Fannie Scott
      Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941
      II. The Valley of Sheepscot
      p 14
      In the year 1652, a neck of land lying between the Damariscotta and Sheepscot Rivers, beginning at Sheepscot Falls and running to a freshet called by the English "Oven's Mouth" (subsequently known as Mason and Jewett's Neck, embracing the entire town of Edgecomb), was conveyed to John Mason by the Indian sagamores Robinhood and Dick Swash, and recorded at Pemaquid.
      ...
      Edgecomb was first settled in 1774 by Samuel Trask and others who took up lands on Mason and Jewett's Neck and established their claims by possession in which they remained undisturbed for ten years...
      ...
      The original house of Samuel Trask is still standing on the middle road from Edgecomb to Newcastle. It is of Cape Cod type, one story and a half, with a slanting roof.

      Wiscasset in Pownalborough
      IV. Early history of Wiscasset
      p 46
      Petition 22 March 1749/50 for incorporation of Wiscasset
      ...
      Samll Trask
      ...
    • 1725 Notes on Samuel Trask

      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 47
      1893
      Letters of Col Thomas Westbrook and other
      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB202/rd/11607/163/241600431
      p 163
      May it Please your Honr
      The Lieut of the man of Warr arriv'd here the 6th Currt with a small Sloop they took from the Indians about Ten days ago, and one Samuel Traske, whom he redeem'd from Casteen, of whom I got the Enclosed Information, and the other from Lieut James March. It seems to me as if the providence of God had sent him at this Juncture to do us great service. I designe this night to follow Sanders & inform him of the Indian vessel, for I question wether he be gone from St Georges. I hear nothing from Mr Grant. If your Honr should draw any men from Berwick & Wells, I am of opinion that it would be best for the service to Draw the old Soldiers and let the new men guard the Inhabitants.
      I am your Honrs most Dutiful servt
      Thos Westbrook
      Falmo July 7th 1725
      Mass Arch 52: 214

      May it Please your Honr,
      I have stopt Samll Trask for the present, by consent of Lieut Prichard, for a Pilott. He has on board one Mr Bell that is a very good Pilott. I have talkt with him. He is willing to serve the Governr if he can get his bread by it. If Capt Slocom be not sail'd it would be for the service to send him with Slocum, and if he be, to send him by the first; wee very much want Slocum
      I am your Honrs most Dutifull servant
      Thos Westbrook
      Falmo July 8th 1725
      Mass Arch 52: 215

      * See Register Volume 14 Page 139, 140 for a copy of a letter [Massachusetts Archives Volume 52 Page 226-9] from Baron De Castine, the younger, dated at Pentagouet 23 July 1725, in which he mentions the fact of having redeemed Samuel Trask, "of Salem, near Marblehead," "from the Savages," for 10 pistoles.

      This Samuel Trask was a grandson of Captain William [Trask], of Salem, where he was born 13 Augst 1671, and died in Edgecomb, Maine, in the month of August 1789, at the advanced aged of 118 years. The tradition in the family is that "he walked a mile home and back on the day of his death, ate his dinner, sat back, appeared to be falling, and soon died." His wife survived him till the May following, when she died; was buried the 20th of May 1790.

      It appears that a sum of money had been voted by the town of Salem for the redemption of Mr T from the Indians, but on the 30th of April 1725, his whereabouts not being learned, it remaining uncertain whether he was dead or alive, they voted to appropriate the money for the purchase of a bell," "and if said Trask should be heard of and stand in need of help for his redemption," they would contribute towards it. See Sewall's Ancient Dominion of Maine, page 251. Abigail Trask, grand-daughter of Samuel, married the Rev Samuel Sewall. She was a grandmother of Rufus K Sewall Esq, author of the above work. Felt's Annals of Salem, 1st edition, p 379; 2nd edition Volume 2 page 255, contains information concerning the said Samuel Trask. A facsimile signature of Samuel Trask is here given, his name being appended to various petitions for land etc, the originals of which are to be found in the Massachusetts Archives, as also that of his sons, Samuel Jr, of these petitions are printed in the Register. Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward, both of Salem, were published 21 November 1730. See Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record Volume 1 Page 54. This was doubtless Samuel, the "redeemed captive."
    • These are not this family

      Susanna Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Susanna Trask
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 12 Apr 1730
      Event Place Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Female
      Father's Name Saml. Joseph Trask
      Mother's Name Emma
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-ZLZZ : 13 July 2016), Susanna Trask, 1730.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      GS Film Number 864851
      Digital Folder Number 004029870
      Image Number 00093

      Thomas Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Thomas Trask
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 27 Feb 1731
      Event Place Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Father's Name Samuel Trask
      Mother's Name Mercy
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-ZP6W : 13 July 2016), Thomas Trask, 1731.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      GS Film Number 864851
      Digital Folder Number 004029870
      Image Number 00093

      Thomas Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Thomas Trask
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 27 Feb 1730
      Event Place Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Father's Name Samuel Trask
      Mother's Name Mercy Trask
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-5MBH : 13 July 2016), Thomas Trask, 1730.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      Reference ID p 25
      GS Film Number 760604
      Digital Folder Number 004934217
      Image Number 00509

      Thomas Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Thomas Trask
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 27 Feb 1731
      Event Place Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Father's Name Samuel Trask
      Mother's Name Mercy
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-ZP6W : 13 July 2016), Thomas Trask, 1731.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      GS Film Number 864851
      Digital Folder Number 004029870
      Image Number 00093

      Thomas Trask
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records
      Name Thomas Trask
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 27 Feb 1730
      Event Place Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Father's Name Samuel Trask
      Mother's Name Mercy Trask
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-5MBH : 13 July 2016), Thomas Trask, 1730.
      Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
      Reference ID p 25
      GS Film Number 760604
      Digital Folder Number 004934217
      Image Number 00509

      Samuel Trask [r Bradford m Rebecca Peabody]
      Massachusetts Births and Christenings
      Name Samuel Trask
      Gender Male
      Birth Date 22 Aug 1747
      Birthplace BRADFORD,ESSEX,MASSACHUSETTS
      Father's Name Samuel Trask
      Mother's Name Hannah
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCKS-7J7 : 4 December 2014), Samuel Trask, 22 Aug 1747; citing BRADFORD,ESSEX,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0599732 IT 1.
      No image available
      Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C50019-1
      System Origin Massachusetts-ODM
      GS Film number 0599732 IT 1
    • Settled at Majabagaduce 1762

      https://books.google.com/books?id=ZUpIAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Documentary history of the state of Maine ..
      by Maine Historical Society
      Publication date 1869-1916
      Volume 13 Page 242

      Petition of Ebenr Thorndike & others 1762
      Province of the Massachusetts Bay Janry 3d 1762
      ...
      We the Subscribers having been Soldiers at Fort Pownall and now Settled at a Place called Magebaggadeuse on the Eastern Side of Penobscott Bay, and others desirous of settling there themselves, or Settling other good Families in their Room...
      ...
      John Trott
      ...
      Samuel Trask [Sr]
      ...
      Samuel Trott
      ...
      David Trask [s Samuel]
      ...
      Thomas Trask [s Samuel]
      ...
      John Trott
      ...
      Thomas Trott
      ...
      Samll Trask [s Samuel]
      ...
      Joseph Trask [s Samuel]
      ...

      ...

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      Volumes 1 - 239
      Muster Rolls
      Valuations
      Revolutionary Petitions
      v. 117 -- Towns (from p.615), 1755-1762 ; v. 118 -- Towns (to p.760), 1763-1774.
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      Volume 117 Page 769
      Province of the Massachusetts Bay Jany 3d 1762
      To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq Captain General and Governour in and over his Majesty's Province afores'd the Honourable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives, in General Court Assembled
      We the Subscribers having been Soldiers at Fort Pownall and now Settled at a Place called Magebaggadeuse on the Eastern Side of Penobscott Bay, and others desirous of settling there themselves, or Settling other good Families in their Room; for the Accommodation of Numbers that want Land, and to carry on the Fishery, Humbly request,Your Excellency and Honours wou'd Please to grant Your Petitioners and their Heirs, a Township to be bounded as follows, beginning about three miles above Casteens River, at a Place called Sandy Point and to run East North East Eight Miles, then South South East to the Ocean and then West South West Eight Miles, and then to the first Bounds mentioned, a Neck of Land Water and Islands, And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c
      Edward Milliken
      Eben' Thorndike
      Nath" Milliken
      Samuel Freeman
      Joseph Brown
      Eze Cushing
      John Bicknell Jun?
      Ezekiel Cushing Jur
      Mark Haskell
      Jeremiah Cushing
      Benja Milliken
      Joseph Milliken
      Lemuel Smith
      Saml Cate
      David Elwill
      Nathanell Harmon
      Danl Mackey
      John Trott
      Willm Masury
      Samuel Trott
      Henry Herrick
      John Trott
      William Morgan
      Thomas Trott
      William Bartlett
      Stephen Huchinson
      John Roundey
      Samuel Osborn
      Nicolas Thorndike
      John Melbery Milliken
      Andrew Thorndike
      Thomas Milliken
      Joseph Wood
      William Haskell
      Anthony Dyer
      Thomas Stroute
      Samuel Wood
      Benjamin Robbins
      Samll Trask
      Benjamin Robbins
      Joshua Silvester juner
      Archebaild Hency
      Samuel Silvester
      Josiah heney
      David Silvester
      Daniel Noyes
      Samuel Silvester
      Stephen Combes
      Samuel Trask
      Joshua Combes
      Joseph Trask
      Andrew Simonton
      David Trask
      William Dyer
      Spencer Bret
      George Dyer
      Rougles Colbe
      Bengman Thorndike
      Thomas Trask
      David Alden
      Thomas Williamson
      John Thorndike
      Bengman frizzel
      Joshua Woodbery
      Adam Silvester
      Samuell Clark
      Paul Thorndike
      John Robinson Jur
      Nathl Ingersoll
      Nathaniel Jordan ju
      Joseph Wilson
      Edward Milliken Jur
      [217/1330[
      In the House of Representatives Feby 23 1762
      Voted, That the Petition of Ebenr Thorndies and fifty nine Other his associates be so far granted as that therebe, and hereby is granted in the them the said Ebenezer Thorndike and his associates herein mentioned their heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common, one Township of Land to consist of the Quantity of sic Miles Square of the unappropriated Lands if this Province, between the River Penobscot and the River St Croix. That the said Township be no more than six miles on the Sea Coast, or on Penobscot or other Rivers. That they return a Plan of the same (taken by a Surveyor and Chain men on Oath) to this Court for further Confirmation on or before the last Day of July next. That they within sic years after they shall obtain his Majesty's approbation of this Grant (unless prevented by War) settle said Township with sixty good Protestant Families, and build sixty houses none to be less than eighteen Feet Quare, and seven Feet Stud, and clear and cultivate five acres of Land on each Share fit for Tillage or mowing; and that they build in said Townshop a suitable Meeting House for the publick Worship of God, and settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and make Provisions for his comfortable and honourable Support:- And that in said Township [] be reserved and appropriated four Whole Rights of Shares in the Division of [] (accounting one sixty fourth Part a Share) [] following Purposes, Vizt, one for the first settled of ordained minister, his Heirs and Assigns for ever; one for the use of the Ministryl one to and for the use of Harvard College in Cambridge; and one for the use of a School for ever; And if any of the Grantees or Proprietors of said Township shall neglect within the Term of six years as beforementioned, to do and perform according to the several articles respecting the Settlement of his Right or Share as hereby enjoined, his whole Right or Share shall be entirely forfeited and enure to the use of this Province.
      Provided nevertheless, the Grant of the above Land is to be void and of none Effect; unless tje Grantees do obtain his Majesty's Confirmation of the Same in eighteen months from this time.
      And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of this Province for the time being, and to his Succesors in said [] for the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for the Use of this Province, Conditioned for the faithful Performance of the Duties required according to the Tenor of the Grants aforesaid; and that a Committee or Committees be appointed by this Court to take said Bonds accordingly Sent up
      And further that said Committee be impowered to admit others as Grantees in the room of such persons contained in the List aforesaid who shall neglect to appear by themselves or Others in their behalf to give bonds, at such time as the Committee shall appoint

      In Council March 3d 1762. Read and Concurred Consented to
      A Oliver Secy

      Fra Bernard

      Samuel Freeman
      Anthony Dyer
      George Dyer
      Ezekl Cushing
      Thomas Strout
      Benjamin Thorndike
      Ezekiel Cushing Junr
      Samuel Wood
      David Alden
      Jeremiah Cushing
      Samuel Trask
      John Thorndike
      Joseph Milliken
      Joshua Silvester Jr
      Joshua Woodberry
      Saml Cate
      Nathl Harmon
      Samuel Silvester
      Samuel Clark
      John Trott
      David Silvester
      John Robinson Junr
      Samuel Trott
      Samuel Silvester
      Nathl Ingersoll
      John Trott
      Samuel Trask
      Nathl Jordon Junr
      Thomas Trott
      Joseph Trask
      Joseph Wilson
      Stephen Hutchinson
      David Trask
      Edward Milliken Junr
      Samuel Osborn
      Spencer Bret
      John Bicknell
      Edward Milliken
      Ruggles Coble
      Nathl Milliken
      Thomas Trask
      Joseph Brown
      Thomas Williamson
      Mark Haskell
      Benjamin Frissel
      Benjamin Milliken
      Adam Silvester
      Lemuel Smith
      Saml Elville
      Paul Thorndike
      Danl Mackey
      Jno Milberry Milliken
      Wm Masury
      Benjamin Robbins
      Henry Herrick
      William Morgan
      Benjamin Robbins [2]
      William Bartlett
      Archibald Henery
      John Roundey
      Josiah Henery
      Nicholas Thornshike
      Stephen Combes
      Andrew Thorndike
      Joshua Combes
      Joseph Wood
      Andrew Simonson
      William Haskell
      William Dyer
      Daniel Noyes
    • Wiscasset Militia List 1757

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      v. 95A -- Muster rolls, 1757 ; v. 95B -- Muster rolls, 1757.
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      Volume 95 Page 336
      A true list of the Company of Milta within the Destrict of Whiscasit & Under the Command of Jonathan Williamson
      ...
      Samuel Trask [Serjt]
      ...
      Nichodemas Place
      Elisha Kenny
      Samuel Ball
      ...
      David Danforth
      ...
      Joseph Decker
      John Decker
      ...
      Abraham Evins
      Jacob Evins
      ...
      Daniel MacKenny
      David McKenny
      John McKenny
      Ephrim Grant
      Andrew Grant
      ...
      David Trask
      Thomas Trask
      Joseph Trask
      ...
      Robert Cothrin
      William Cothrin
      ...
      Comation Officers & men upwards of Sixty
      Viz
      James Trant
      ...
      John Deceker
      ...
      In the Above List there is fifteen Persons upwards of fifty years Lam & Near Sited

      The Above is True List of Every man Within the Destrict of Whiscasit Mounsweg Jeremy Squam Island & Sjeepscott without Newcastle line Taken April ye 30th 1757
      Attest William Chas T Clark

      * * *
      Also
      https://archive.org/details/bangorhistoricalv3bang/page/n101
      The Bangor historical magazine
      Publication date 1885
      p 109
      Soliders at Wiscasset and Vicinity 1757
      From Massachusetts Archives Volume 95 Muster Roll 336
      A true list of the company of Militia within the District of Whiscasite, and under the command of Jonathan Williamson:
      ...
      Samuel Trask, Sergeant
      ...
      Robert Trott
      ...
      Elisha Kenny
      Samuel Ball
      ...
      Joseph Decker
      John Decker
      ...
      Elijah Grant
      ...
      David Trask
      Thomas Trask
      Joseph Trask
      ...
      David Danforth
      ...
      Commissioned officers and men upward of sixty, viz: James Grant, William Graves. In the above list there is fifteen persons upward of fifty years of age, some near sixty.
      The above is a true list of every man within the District of Whiscaset, Jeremy Squam Island, Sheepscot, without Newcastle line.
      Attest William Clifford Clerk
      Taken April 30th 1757
    • Where one Trask was buried in Whitefield

      Land records v. 216-217 1858-1859
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      Volume 217 Page 207
      John Plummer 2d & Simeon Plummer, Rebecca Plummer, Lucinda Murphy wife of Jacob Murphy all of Whitefield, Nancy Hunt wife of Moses Hunt r Pittston
      Sarah M Plummer yeoman Whitefield
      $100
      quit claim
      land in Whitefield
      beginning at a yellow birch tree standing on the north side of an Island where one Trask was buried on the west side of Sheepscot river
      thence running a west northwest course to the western branch of said river
      thence down said branch as it runs about 40 rods to land owned or occupied by Abiel Plummer
      thence an easterly course on said Plummer's land to Sheepscot river
      thence up said river about 40 rods to the first mentioned bounds
      30 acres
      23 March 1855
      John Plummer 2d
      Simeon Plummer
      Lucinda Murphy
      Rebecca Plummer
      Nancy Hunt
      Wit: Thomas Bran, John Plummer 3d
      [Deed afterward Sarah Plummer to Timothy Plummer]
    • Who is this?

      * * *
      Extracts from the Diary of Moses Davis

      https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?volumeId=11658&pageName=414&rId=23516134

      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
      Extracts from the Diary of Moses Davis, J.P., of Edgecomb, Me., 1775-1823
      communicated by William Davis Patterson Esq of Wiscasset, Maine
      Volume Name 83
      Page 414

      Page 420
      Saturday Jany 30 1819 Funeral of Willm Trask who died with a wound in his thigh
    • Why did Moses Davis call David Trask Sr "Uncle"? His wife Hannah's name is unknown.

      Moses Davis s Moses Davis m Abigail Sargeant
      m Sarah Rolfe d Samuel Rolfe m Judith Tappan

      Extracts from the Diary of Moses Davis

      https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/new-england-historical-and-genealogical-register/image?volumeId=11658&pageName=414&rId=23516134

      The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.)
      Extracts from the Diary of Moses Davis, J.P., of Edgecomb, Me., 1775-1823
      communicated by William Davis Patterson Esq of Wiscasset, Maine
      Volume Name 83
      Page 414

      Page 421
      Monday May 24 1819 Uncle David Trask died this morning
    • Which David Trask? Probably a younger one.

      Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings page [2], iss. 1354, vol. XXIV
      Date January 13, 1829
      Source
      Weekly Eastern Argus (published as Eastern Argus.)
      Place(s) of Publication Portland, Maine

      Petition of David Trask for relief in consequence of an injury sustained by him, while laboring on the Highway, was read, and referred to the committee on claims. Sent up for concurrence.
    • Edgecomb Assessments

      Edgecomb 1784: No Names

      Edgecomb Assessment 1791
      [8]
      Samuel Trask 1 poll rateable 1 dwelling house 1 barn [m Dorcas or s Samuel m Dorcas]
      Obadiah Trask 1 1 - [s Samuel m Dorcas]
      Moses Trask 1 - - [s Samuel m Dorcas]
      ...
      David Trask Junr 1 1 1 [s David m Hannah]
      ...
      David Trask 2 1 1 [1/2 Grist, Saw, Fulling and Sliting Mills] [m Hannah]
      ...
      Solomon Trask 2 1 1 [1 Shops Seperate from or adjoining other building]
      Solomon Trask Junr 1 - -
      ...
      Willm Trask 1 1 - [s Samuel m Dorcas]

      Edgecomb Assessmnet 1792:
      Solomon Trask 1 poll 16-21; 1 poll 21+ D
      Solomon Trask Junr 1 poll 21+
      David Trask 1 poll 16-21; 1 poll 21+ D
      David Trask Junr 1 poll 21+ D
      Elias Trask 1 poll 21+
      Samuel Trask 1 poll not rateable, not supported by town L
      Obadiah Trask 1 poll 21+ L
      William Trask 1 poll 21+ L
      James Trask 1 poll 21+
      Moses Trask 1 poll 21+

      Edgecomb Assessment 1800
      David Trask 2 [s David m Hannah, Enoch? Daniel?] House Shop Barn 1/2 grist mill
      Solomon Trask 2 [Solomon, Solomon] House Barn
      Widw Bet??? T???? ?
      Widw Hannah Trask - [wid Stephen s Solomon]
      Ebenezer Trask 1 [s David m Hannah] 1/2 house 1/2 barn
      Elias Trask 1 [s Davis m Hannah] 1/2 house 1/2 barn
      Solo Trask for lower farm - 1 house 1 barn
      Samuel Trask - [Samuel m Dorcas or Samuel s Samuel] House Barn
      William Trask 1 [s Samuel m Dorcas] House Barn
      Moses Trask - [s Samuel m Dorcas]
      Peter Trask 1 [s John r Newcastle m Elizabeth Patterson] 1/3 house 1/3 barn [Not obvious who the other 2/3 might be]
      Solomon Trask Junr -
      John Trask - [John Trask m Hannah]
    • Samuel Trask Census 1840
      Augusta: Samuel Trask m Eunice Chamberlain August 1830
      New Portland: Samuel Trask m Mary Luce r New Portland 1850
      Whitefield:
      New Sharon: [1801-1810]
      Avon: [1791-1800]
      Bucksport: [1791-1800]
    • French and Indian Index

      Service for Samuel Sr, Samuel Jr, David, Thomas
      Joseph recorded under Joseph's file

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1471369?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      French and Indian war muster rolls index cards, Ezra Thompson, Jr. - Tuckerman, Abram (continued), 1710-1774
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      [2446/3514]
      Samuel Trask begins
      [2457]
      144985
      Samuel Trask Appears on A List dated Apr 30 1757 of men in Capt Jonathan Williamson's District of Wiscasset Co
      List included "every man within the District of Whiscasit, Mounsweg, Jeremy Quam Island & Sheepscott without Newcastle line"
      Rank: Sergeant
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 95 Page 336
      [2458/3514]
      144986
      Samuel Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston January 25 1747/8 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt David Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered Service 23 July [1747]
      Served until 20 January [1748]
      Length of service 26 weeks
      Year not given, probably 1747, 1747/8
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 92 Page 76
      [2459/]
      144988
      Samuel Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston August 1748 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt David Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered Service 11 March [1748]
      Served until 28 July [1748]
      Length of service 20 weeks
      Year not given, probably 1747/8, 1748
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 92 Page 123
      [2460/]
      144987
      Samuel Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston 12 August 1748 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt David Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered Service 21 January[1748]
      Served until 10 March [1748]
      Length of service 7 weeks 1 day
      Year not given, endorsed 1747/8
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 92 Page 91
      [2462/]
      144990
      Samuel Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston 25 April 1757 of a detachment in His Majesty's service under the command of Sergt William Groves
      Quality Centinel
      Enetered service 12 March 1756
      Served until 8 June 1756
      Length of service 4 weeks
      Service as guard over stores from Fort Western to Fort Halifax by order of Col Cushing
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 94 Page 247
      [2463/]
      144989
      Samuel Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston 13 December 1748 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt David Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered service 29 July [1748]
      Served until 2 December [1748]
      Length of service 18 Weeks 1 day
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 92 Page 187
      [2465/]
      144991
      Samll Trask Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston 29 October 1759 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt James Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered service 31 March 1759
      Served until 15 July 1759
      Length of service 15 weeks 2 days
      Endorsed company at Penobscot
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 97 Page 244
      [2466/]
      144992
      Samuel Trask Jr Appears on A Muster Roll dated Boston 25 January 1747/8 of a company in His Majesty's service under the command of Capt David Cargill
      Quality Centinel
      Entered service 21 September [1747]
      Served until 16 November [1747]
      Length of service 8 weeks 1 day
      Reported son to Samuel Trask a minor
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 92 Page 77
      [2467/]
      144993
      Thomas Trask Appears on A List dated Apr 30 1757 of men in Capt Jonathan Williamson's District of Wiscasset Co
      List included "every man within the District of Whiscasit, Mounsweg, Jeremy Quam Island & Sheepscott without Newcastle line"
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 95 Page 336
      [2378/]
      144909
      David Trask Appears on A List dated Apr 30 1757 of men in Capt Jonathan Williamson's District of Wiscasset Co
      List included "every man within the District of Whiscasit, Mounsweg, Jeremy Quam Island & Sheepscott without Newcastle line"
      Massachusetts Archives Muster Rolls Volume 95 Page 336
    • Salem Land

      There are no Salem lots that are independent of Eleazzer Lindsey estate.

      Early map of Salem shows John Trask:
      https://www.noblenet.org/salem/reference/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/1700salem-turned.jpg

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/209907?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1639-1866; index to deeds, 1640-1879 (Essex County, Massachusetts)
      Authors: Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 51-53 1727-1730
      Family History Library
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      [238/895]
      Volume 51 Page 227
      Ralph Lyndsey coaster Lynn
      whereas Capt Eleazer Lyndsey Junr late of Salem Decd by his Last Will & Testament Setled his Estate amongst his Children in Such manner & Form as in by the sd Will or the Record thereof will appear at the Decease of his Wife whereupon Habakkuk the Eldest son of the sd Eleazer Lyndsey did assume to make Sale of part thereof the sd Ralph Lyndsey (his Mother being yet alive) and did likewise Contract other Debts with the sd Ralph Lyndsey. Notwithstanding which the General Court have ordered a Division of the whole Estate of the sd Eleazer Lyndsey Decd among the Five Surviving Children of the sd Eleazer Lyndsey Decd
      Joseph Boyce & Content his wife, Samuel Trask & Elizabeth his wife
      ...
      8 January 1728
      Ralph Lyndsey
      Wit: Sarah Smith, David Boyce
      Received 8 January 1728

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      Deeds, v. 51-53 1727-1730
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      Volume 51 Page 79
      Elizabeth Lyndsey widow Salem
      Sarah Smith widow, Joseph and Content Boyce, Samuel and Elizabeth Trask, John Trask as Guardian to Eleazer Lyndsey, Samuel Aborn as Guardian to Lydia Lyndsey
      15 pounds annually during my natural life
      estate of their father and her late husband Eleazer Lyndsey, saving only the necessary household stuff which is now in my possession and the stock upon the farm
      2 May 1728
      Elizabeth Lyndsey
      Wit: Samuel Archer, John Higginson
      Received 11 June 1728

      Volume 51 Page 75 & 77 Order & Partition. Lynn, Nahant & Salem

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      Deeds, v. 56-58 1728-1731
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      Volume 58 page 52
      John Higginson gentleman Salem
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem
      60 pounds
      the westerly half part of the Mansion House of Capt Eleazer Lyndsey Decd situate in Salem aforesd
      and the westerly half of the Barn with the Land whereon they Stand
      & about 7 Acres of Plowland in Lyn thereto adjoining
      & about 9 acres of Wood Land adjoining to the aforesd Plow Land Situate in Lyn
      All which were heretofore the Estate of Capt Eleazer Lyndsey of Salem Decd & were divided and Sett off to the sd Samuel Trask & Elizabeth his Wife Since Decd by a Comittee appointed by the Genl Court 26 April 1728
      excepting annual payment of 52 shillings 6 pence to Elizabeth Lyndsey widow
      18 March 1730
      John Higginson
      Wit: David Boyce, Joseph Boyce
      Received 20 April 1731

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      Authors: Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 59-60 1731-1732
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      Volume 60 Page 237
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem with consent of Hannah my now wife
      Joseph Boyce tanner Salem
      59 pounds
      all that my half part of the dwelling house which was the estate and dwelling house of my father in law Eleazer Lyndsey Decr Vizt the Southwest End of the sd Dwelling house with the land whereon it Stands and thereto belonging containing half and Acre More or less bounded northerly & easterly on land of the sd Joseph Boyce as the sd line is Sett forth in the Division of sd Lyndseys Estate till it Comes to the Road and Westerly on My Own land from the Southwest Corner of the Orchard where the barn Stood to the Cherry Trees and from thence in a Straight line & parallel to the line between Salem and Lynn till it comes to the sd Boyces land with the priviledges Commonages and Commodities thereto belonging
      14 April 1732
      Samuel Trask
      Hannah Trask
      Wit: Joseph Vesey, John Higginson, Elizabeth Lindsey, Lydia Lindsey [Her mark]
      Received 14 April 1732

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      Authors: Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 59-60 1731-1732
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      Volume 60 Page 238
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem and wife Hannah
      John Higginson gentleman Salem
      60 pounds
      a certain piece or parcel of land in Lynn in the County Aforesd containing Sixteen Acres More or less bounded Easterly partly on Salem Common and partly on Joseph Boyces land as the fence now Stands to the Southwest Corner of the Orchard from thence to the Cherry Trees and from thence Parallel to Lynn line till it comes to the line of the land Sett out to Joseph and Content Boyce and thence in sd line to the Road then bounded Southerly by sd Road and Westerly by sd Higginsons land in part and partly on land in possession of Daniel Mansfield and Partly on land of Zacheus Collins and Northerly on the Range line which was formerly laid out to Joseph Mansfield and Eleazer Lindsey with the fence thereon Standing or thereo belongin and all ways Water Trees Profitts Priviledges and Appurtenances whatsoever
      14 April 1732
      Samuel Trask
      Hannah Trask
      Wit: Joseph Vezy, Joseph Boyce, Elizabeth Lyndsey, Joseph Boyce
      Received 14 April 1732
    • Rowley Land

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      Deeds, 1639-1866; index to deeds, 1640-1879 (Essex County, Massachusetts)
      Authors: Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 64-65 1733-1734
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      Volume 64 Page
      James Steward husbandman Rowley and wife Sarah
      Samuel Trask husbandman Rowley
      50 pounds
      my dwelling house & barn & land adjoining containing 30 acres
      northerly on land of Jona Russel
      easterly on land of Solomon Steward
      southerly on the highway
      westerly on land of Thomas & John Carlton
      also
      6 acres
      northerly on land called Rowley Common
      easterly on Boyntons land
      southerly on Webster's meadow
      westerly on land formerly Spaffords now belonging to Solomon Stewar
      all situate in Rowley
      9 December 1734
      Wit: Samuel Cole, Richd Saltonstall
      Received 11 December 1734

      Deeds, v. 83-84 1741-1743
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      Volume 84 Page 125
      Samuel Trask husbandman Rowley
      James Stuard junr housewright Rowley
      140 pounds
      my dwelling house & Barn & Land adjoining Containing Thirty acres
      northerly on Land of Jonathan Russel
      easterly on land of Solomon Stuard
      southerly on the highway
      westerly on land of Thomas & John Carlton
      also
      6 acres
      northerly on land called Rowley Common
      easterly on Boyntons Land
      southerly on Websters meadow
      westerly on land formerly Spaffords now belonging to Solomon Stuard
      all situate in Rowley
      20 January 1737
      Samuel Trask
      Wit: Jona Thurston, Benja Foster
      Received 30 January 1737/8
    • Lynn Land of father in law Eleazer Lindsey

      Volume 52 Page 18
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem and wife Elizabeth
      William Shillaber shopkeeper Salem
      100 pounds
      part of the homestead of our Father Capt Eleazer Lyndsey Decd
      land in Lynn in Salem Line
      ...
      31 January 1728
      Samuel Trask
      Elizabeth Trask [Her mark]
      Wit: David Boyd, Jona Twiss
      Received 13 1729

      Volume 46 Page 220
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem and wife Elizabeth
      Elizabeth Lindsey widow Salem
      50 pounds
      land of our father Capt Eleazer Lyndsey decd in Lynn adjoining to Salem Line
      ...
      8 May 1728
      Samuel Trask
      Elizabeth Trask [Her mark[
      Wit: John Trask, Jonn Trask
      Received 10 June 1728
    • Freetown Petitions

      1766 for Court Closer to Pownalborough. Samll Trask, Samuel Trask Junr. [Volume 118 Page 183]
      1767 for Court. Samuel Trask, Samuel Trask Jur [Volume 118 Page 210]
      1774 for minister. Samuel Trask, Samuel Trask Junr. [Volume 118 Page 761]

      https://books.google.com/books?id=ZUpIAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Documentary History of the State of Maine, Volume 13
      p 443
      The Petition of the Inhabitants of a Plantation called Freetown in the County of Lincoln Humbly Sheweth

      That Frankfort in the West side of Pownalborough in said County the place where the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace and Inferior Court of Common Pleas are now held is very near the western side of said County and quite remote from, By far the greatest Part of the Inhabitants of said County and that there are but two or three Houses near said Place in Which People who have necessary business at said Court can have lodgings and Entertainment so that a great part of the People during their necessary attendance on said Courts are much distressed for Necessaries and are oblidged to lodge on a floor or in Barns or sit all night by the fire during the whole stay at said Court.
      Wherefore Your Petitioners humbly Pray your Excellency & honors that said Courts may be run over to the Eastern Side of Pownalborough aforesaid which is much nearer the Center of said County both as to land and Inhabitants and where those who have Business at said Courts my be sufficiently provided for there being a sufficient Number of houses there in which to Entertain and lodge them and for the Reasons aforesaid if Pownalborough should be divided into two Distinct Towns agreeable to a Petition as we understand now before your Excellency and Honours that what is now the Eastern side of Pownalborough may be made the Shire Town of the said County it being a Place well situated for the Courts to be held at and Your Petitions as in duty bound shal ever Pray &c &c
      ...
      Solomon Trask
      Samll Trask
      Thomas Trask
      Samuel Trask Junr
      David Trask
      Joseph Trask
      Samuel Webber
      ...
      In the House of Representatives Novr 3 1766 Read & Orderd that this Petn be referred for Consideration to the (Indorsed) Oct 29 1766 read & ordered to lye Novr 4 referrd toIn the House of Representatives Novr 3 1766 Read & Orderd that this Petn be referred for Consideration to the (Indorsed) Oct 29 1766 read & ordered to lye Novr 4 referrd to

      https://archive.org/details/documentaryhisto00main/mode/2up
      Documentary history of the state of Maine Volume 14
      by Maine Historical Society
      Publication date 1869-1916
      p 16
      Petition of the Inhabts of Freetown 1767
      Province of the Massachusetts Bay
      To His Excellency Francis Bernard Esrq Governour &c
      The honble his Majesty's Council the House of Representatives in Geveral Court Assembled Jany 14th 1767
      ...[again asking for court]
      ...
      Solomon Trask
      Samuel Trask
      ...
      Joseph Trask
      ...
      Samuel Trask Jur
      ...

      p 216
      Petition of Inhabts of Freetown 1774
      To his Excelency Thomas Hutchinson Esqr Captain General and commander in Cheif in and over his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England To the Honourable his Majestys council and the Honourable House of Representatives of said Province in Generall Court Assembled January 26th AD 1774
      ...[asking for minister]
      ...
      Joseph Trask
      ...
      Solomon Trask
      ...
      Samuel Trask
      ...
      David Trask
      ...
      Samuel Trask Junr
      ...
    • Lynn Land with Joseph Boyce

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      Authors: Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 51-53 1727-1730
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      Volume 51 Page 226
      8 January 1728
      Ralph Lyndsey coaster Lynn
      Joseph Boyce tanner Salem and wife Content, Samuel Trask fisherman Salem amd wife Elizabeth
      5 acres 20 poles of land in Great Nahant in Lynn
      which he purchased of their brother Habakkuk Lyndsey by his deed dated 14 January 1722/3
      also of & in the moiety of 8 acres 100 poles in Lynn which he purchased of Habakkuk Lyndsey 8 January 1721/2
      all that lot or parcel of land situate lying & being in the Township of Lyn aforesd near the Dwelling house of Capt eleazer Lyndsey Junr Deceased
      10 acres 100 poles laid out by the Comoners & Proprietors of Lynn as part of Town's Comons to William Rowland Decd adjoining to a lot of land laid out to Capt Eleazer Lyndsey Jur Decr
      Ralpy Lyndsey
      Wit: Sarah Smith, David Boyce
      Received 8 January 1728

      Volume 55 Page 134
      Joseph Bayce tanner & Samuel Trask fisherman Salem
      John Higginson gentleman Salem
      32 pounds
      land in Lynn
      about 10 acres
      land laid out by the commons & proprietors of Lybb
      part of the William Rowland
      adjoining land land out to Capt Eleazer Lyndsey Junr
      which we bought of Ralph Lyndsey 8 January 1728
      mortgage terms
      9 April 1730
      Joseph Boyce
      Saml Trask
      Wit: John Cabot, Phillip Sanders
      Received 11 April 1730

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      Volume 58 page 52
      Samuel Trask fisherman Salem
      John Higginson gentleman Salem
      quit claim
      10 acre lot of land in Lynn laid out to William Rowland adjoining land of Capt Eleazer Lyndsey
      which lot was heretofore mortgaged by Joseph Boyce & me the sd Samuel Trask to sd John Higginson 9 April 1730 [sic]
      1 March 1730[/1] [sic]
      Samuel Trask
      Wit: Benja Prescott, Wm Osgood
      Received 20 April 1731 [sic]
    • Salem Village Parish Records. Redemption of Trask

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      Authors: Salem (Massachusetts). Town Clerk
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      Salem Village April the 30th 1725
      The Inhabitants of this Village are hereby Required tin his Megstys name to Meet together att their Ussal place of meetting on wensday the 12th of May insueing the Date here of att four of the Clock in the afternoon To Make Choice of some Meet person or persons to receive the Mony that was subscribed or that shal be subscribed toward the buying of a bell for our meetting house of of the Committy that was Chosen to Received or Colect to same also to consider how you wil dispose of the mony that was Contributed for the Redemtion of trask from the enimy and to give the above sd person or persons that shall be chosen Instructions also if the Mony thay is subscribed Be not sufficient to pay for the Bell that is Come to consider how the Remainder shal be Raised also to give the committy that was Chose to seat our meeting house further instructions or add some more men to said committy or Chuse a new Committy to seat our Meeting house.
      By order of the Committy
      Nathl putnam Clark
      att a Meetting of the inhabitants of sallem Village May the 12th 1725 Capta Jonathan putnam Chosen Moderator
      1ly...
      3ly Voted that the mony that was contributed for the Redmtion of Trask shall goe toward buygin the Bell for our Meeting house
      4ly Voted that if the sd trask shod be heard of and stand in meed of help for his Redemtion that we wil contribute toward it
      5ly voted that Decon Edward putnam Shal Deliver the mony that was contributed for the Redemtion of Trask to Decn Eliezar putnam & Capt Thomas flint

      [629/892]
      Salem Village May the 26th 1725
      Colector Nicholas Hawards List of Rates for Mr Peter Clarks Salery for the year 1725
      ...
      Nil Trask

      No other Trasks in the rates lists back to 1719. None forward to 1728.

      [862/892]
      Persons Married by Sam Parris
      ...
      3 Jan 1794 [Jonathan] Fuller to Susan Trask
      ...
      Novem 26 [1701] John Trask to Hannah Osburn both of Salem
      Novem 26 Benjam Hanson of Dover to Elizth Trask of Salem
      ...
      [869/892]
      Town Clerk for Sal
      ...
      May 9 1711 Benja Trask of Beverly & Triphe Herrick


      No other Trasks in the indexes
    • Salem Land 1760

      Samuel Trask
      in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Samuel Trask
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 29 Mar 1755
      Marriage Place: Salem, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Mary Mason
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      Essex County Registry Books
      Volume 110 Page 222
      Elias Trask carpenter Salem
      Samuel Trask sailor Salem
      9 6 8
      my dwelling house being in Salem and half an acre of land the said house stands upon
      southerly on the Horse Pasture
      easterly on land of Mr John Shillaber deceased
      northerly on a land commonly called Shillaber Land
      westerly on land in the possession of the widow Abigail Richards
      21 January 1760
      Elias Trask [His mark]
      Wit: Jonathan Tucker, Richard Richards
      Received 5 October 1762

      No remarriage for Salem.
    • 1749 Petition Wiscasset

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      by Maine Historical Society

      Publication date 1869-1916
      Volume 12 Page 49
      Petition Wiscasset

      To the Honble Spencer Phips Esq r Lieut Govr & Commander in Chief the Hon ble his Majestys Council the House of Representatives of ye Province of the Maschusets Bay in Generall Court Asembled at Boston by Prorogation to the twenty Second day of March 1749.

      The Humble Petition of us the Subscribers &c A Number of Inhabitants to the Number of about Fifty Famelys who have been for fourteen or Fifteen Years last Past Bringing Forward a Settlement at a Place Called Whiscasick to ye Eastword of Georgetown Within the County of York and

      Whereas we finde by Sad Experance that we in the sircumstances that we are in and for want of our being Erected into a Township and being Invested with ye Powers & Privalages that Other of his Majesty's Good Subjects do Injoy Cannot Orderly Prosed to ye Calling Settling & Supporting a Gosple Minister Employing & Mentaining a Schoolmaster for ye Teaching our Children & Many Other 111 Conveyances not Nesasery to be Mentioned to Your Honours You well Knowing what People meet with where Order & Goverment is wanting This therefore waits on Your Honours to Pray You to take ye Premises into Your wise Consideration & If it may be Agreable to Your Pleasures that You would be Pleased To Erect us into A Town or Otherways as You shall think fitt & Invest us with the Powers & Privileges as Other of his Majesty's Good Subjects do Injoy in the like case. May it Please Your Honours Whereas We Setled Under a number of Properiators where of Sr William Pepperrill Baronite is one Known by the name of ye Whiscasick Properiators & in Order to Include their Claim within ye said town or Presinct which we Pray may be Called by ye Name of Whitehaven this we would Humbly Propose that ye Bounds thereof be Stated & described After ye following maner Vix Begining at a Place Known by ye Name of Sheepscutt Narrows thence Runing Northwest 5 Miles then Runing three Miles & a half South West then Runing by Georgetown Eastren line Untill it comes to ye Sea Then begining at Sheepscutt Narrows aforesd & runing South East 2 Miles then South three Miles from thence South West Untill it comes to ye Sea, takeing Jaremy Squam or Long Island with all Other Small Islands that may fall within ye sd bounds So may it Please Your Honours we have taken leve to Propose & Wait Your Pleasure & as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray &c

      Jonn Williamson
      James Nelson
      Joseph Young Ju
      Robert Foy
      Isaac Young
      Samll Trask
      Elisha Kenny
      Ebenezer Gove
      Robert Huper
      John Gray
      Jacob Metcalf
      Joseph Welch
      Thomas Young
      William Boyinton
      Richerd Holbrook
      Henery Hooman
      Obadiah Allbee
      Aron Abott
      Michall Sevey
      James Peirce
      Robert Lambert
      Ambros Colby
      Sharabiah Lambert
      Ruglas Colby
      Abraham Preble
      Timothy Dunton
      Nathanel Runlet
      John Rowell
      James Gray
      Frances Gray
      David Danford
      John Baker
      Joshua Silvester
      Moses Gray
      George Gray
      Joseph Tayler
      William Hilton
      Jonathan Howard
      Joseph Young Jr
      Jonathan Blackledge
      Andrew Bowman
      Caleb Boyinton
      Benjamin Colby
      In the House of Repves April 9 1750
      Read and Ordered that the Prayer of the Petn be granted and Colo Storer has leave to bring in a Bill Accordingly
      Attr Roland Cotton Clerk Don Rep
    • 1754 Petition Wiscasset

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      Publication date 1869-1916
      Volume 12 Page 317

      Wiscasset Petition 17 October 1754

      Prov. of the Massachusets Bay

      To his Excellency Wm Shirley Esqr Capt General & Govr in Chief &c To the honble Council & House of Representatives in General Court assembled

      The Memorial of us the Subscribers Inhabitants of Whiscasett & Mounsweg Bay at the Eastward part of the Province

      Humbly Sheweth

      That with great Labour & Expence we have subdued & Cultivated our Lands, have increased in Number, so as to stand it out against the Enemy the Last ware; have had a Minister Preaching with us for more than five Years last past, have assisted him Acording to our Ability, in building him an house & Should have setled him among us, but that of Late a number of Gentlemen calling themselves by the Name of the Proprietors of the Plymouth Purchase, have claimed our lands & by their Agent Samuel Goodwin Partly by Promises & Partly by Thretnings, have Prevailed on a considerable Number of the Inhabitants (without the least Pretence of Right as we Concive) to take up under them, So that we are thrown into great Confusion & Disorder & notwithstanding the Proprietors, we hold under, have assigned Three Publick Rights in the town one of which was for a Meeting House to be set upon & by their Help & Assistances we Should before now have proceded to build one but We are prevented by the s d Goodwins perswations on a Number not to go foward with it, but to joyn with Frankfort in making one town which he Hatters them with the Notion of its being the Shire Town, upon the Dividing the County & hath prevailed on Sundrey of the Inhabitants to sign a Petition to the Great & Gen 1 Court for this purpose which should it be Granted will entirely destroy this Settlement (perhaps, the best below Casco Bay to the Eastward) as it will expose us much even to our Indian Enemys & we be Altogather without a Minister: Besides this there can be no Reason for it as there is Land Enough to make two Large handsome Townships & Whiscaset hath at present upwards of Seventy famelys and lays as compleat as most places for either a Town or a District. We have all along been desireous of haveing the Gospell setled among us & for that End have chearfully expended of our Substance for the Support of it being perswaded that Religion lays the Foundation of all other Happiness, we have for a Considerable time had a Minister with us, who has Cherefully Submitted to the hardships of a place just beginning, in Common with ourselves in hopes that by & by, he should fare better, for this end he hath joyned us once & again in Petationing the Grt & Generall Court to be erected into a Town or District in Order to Preserve the Rules of Morality & Religion amongst us & More especialy the due Observation of the Lords day which for want thereof is Shamefully Neglected but if we should after all be United with Frankfort all these good Purposes must be Defeated & Whiscasett ruined.

      We therefore most earnestly intreat Your Excy & Honours to take these our distressed Circumstances into Your most wise Consideration & if it be agreable to Your Wisdom & Goodness that you would be pleased to form us into a Town or District agreable to our former Petition & Plan now lying before this Honbl Court, whereby we apprehend your best Purposes respecting ourselves as well as the Community will be Answered but the Contrary (we fear) will be our Ruin
      and as in Duty bound shall ever pray

      Jona Williamson
      Frances Gray
      Robert H
      John Bladgdon
      Timothy Dunton
      Thomas Murfey
      Lemuel Norton
      Richard Greenlif
      Michall Seney
      John Perce
      Jacob Metcalf
      Thomas Mc Kenney
      Job Averell
      Ebnezer Gous
      Israel Averell
      Joseph tayler
      David Danford
      Samuell Greenlif
      Thomas Williamson
      John Rowell
      Joshua Sylvester
      Patrick Bryant
      Richard Holbrook
      William Clark
      Joseph Young
      William Cliford
      Isaac Young
      Samuel Trask Junr
      Sam11 Kincaid
      Henery Slooman
      John Gray
      Israel Honowell
      Elisha Kenney
      John Alley
      Samuell Barlo
      John Kinnicon

      37

      We whose names are Underwritten being over Perswaded by the Insenuations of Sam 11 Goodin to Sighn a Petation to be Joyned with Frankford not Duly Considering the Ill Efects that would Attend it. Desire ye the Prayer of that Petation may not be Granted

      Obediah Allbee
      William Boyinton
      Robert Lambert
      Samll Chapman
      4
      37
      41 In all.
    • The Salem Origins of Samuel Trask

      Can the parents of Samuel Trask m Elizabeth Lindsey m Hannah Stewart be identified?
      Samuel Trask was associated with only 1 other Trask in Salem, namely John Trask, guardian of Elizabeth Lindsey's brother. Can this John Trask be identified?
      Did Samuel Trask return to Salem?

      William D Romanski
      February 2021
      wdromanski @ hotmail.com

      * * *
      The Parentage of Samuel Trask

      Samuel Trask was called "junior" at the time of his first marriage in 1727, suggesting he was-if not the son of a Samuel Trask-the youngest Samuel Trask in Salem. There were 3 Samuel Trasks thought to be living at this time.

      1. Samuel Trask m Susanna was born in 1671, and would be the eldest man of that name in 1727.
      2. Samuel Trask m Mercy Bell married in 1714 and was born in 1690. He could be considered "junior" if he were the only other in the town.
      3. Samuel Trask s Elias Trask m Hannah Marston was known to be living as late as 1741. He was born some time after the marriage of Elias in 1701 and, no probably later than 1707.

      The youngest known Samuel Trask in Salem was Elias's son, who could be the same.

      Nothing is known of Samuel s Elias after his father's will in 1741. That document only reveals that he was still living at the time, and gives no further information about him. Apart from cash bequests, the whole of the estate of Elias was left to his widow for her care and the care of his two youngest daughters, presumably not yet of age. Furthermore, on the decease of his widow, the estate and any remainder was to go to those two daughters. The eldest children, including all his sons, were not further provided for. No record of any of Elias's children can be found after 1749.

      There is nothing to demonstrate that Samuel Trask Junr was Elias Trask's son. However, there is nothing to contradict the claim. With no further evidence of another Samuel Trask in Salem at the same period, that Samuel Trask m Elizabeth Lindsey m Hannah Stewart is s Elias Trask m Hannah Marston is the best working hypothesis.

      Men Named Samuel Trask of Age in 1727 who were born or connected to Salem.
      Samuel Trask b 1671 d 1739 m Susannah
      Samuel Trask b 1690 m 1714 Mercy Bell s Samuel Trask m Susannah
      Samuel Trask b bef 1710 s Elias Trask m Hannah Marston

      Samuel Trask b 1702? s William Trask m Ann White r Braintree probably bur 1722
      Samuel Trask b 1671 d by 1729 s John Trask m Abigail Parkman

      * * *
      John Trask Guardian to Eleazer Lindsey 1728

      In February 1728, John Trask of Salem was appointed guardian to Eleazer Lindsey, a minor of 13 years of age, a son of Eleazer Lindsey, and a brother to Elizabeth Lindsey m Samuel Trask. Who was this John Trask? He was certainly of age at this time, ie b before 1707, and lived in Salem. The probate documents of the guardianship reveal Trask's signature. If his signature could be matched to that of a known John Trask in another document would reveal his identity. The Essex County Probate Files hold many Trask documents, including the mention of many John Trasks. Most can be eliminated.

      The probate file of John Trask m Hannah Osborn holds numerous papers regarding his estate. His sons John and William were his administrators, and so there are several examples of the signature of John s John. His signature does not resemble the signature of Eleazer's guardian. Deeper in the file there are several bonds that were signed by John deceased, that his administrators needed to settle. These signatures bear a striking resemblance to the signature of guardian John Trask. So we can conclude that John Trask m Hannah Osborn was the guardian of Eleazer Lindsey.

      * * *
      Was it coincidence that Samuel Trask Jr m Elizabeth Lindsey and John Trask were both connected to the settlement of Eleazer Lindsey's estate? Were Samuel and John closely related?

      John's son Samuel was named in his own probate file in 1737 as a minor, so he would have to be born after 1716. Thus Samuel who m Elizabeth Lindsey in 1727 could not be his son. Was Samuel a nephew of John? John's brother George was born in 1690, and married in 1714, excluding him as Samuel's father. His other brother William had moved to Braintree by this time. He did have a son Samuel though, but it appears that he died in 1722.

      The next closest family of Trasks were John Trask m Abigail Parkman. The sons of this couple could have sons of their own who were of age to marry in 1727. Nicholas s John was not known to have a son Samuel, but the composition of his family is uncertain. Jonathan s John was not married until 1710. Only Elias s John was known to have a son Samuel, as described above.

      It is a viable conclusion that John Trask who was guardian to Eleazer Lindsey was first cousin once removed to Samuel Trask who married Eleazer's sister Elizabeth.

      * * *
      Did Samuel Trask return to Salem?

      Samuel Trask r Salem of age in 1760

      Samuel Trask s John Trask m Hannah Osborn r Sutton
      Samuel Trask s William Trask m Ann White bur 1722

      Elias Trask, carpenter of Salem, sold his house and the land it was on to Samuel Trask, sailor of Salem. Twenty five years earlier, Elias Trask, blacksmith of Salem, mortgaged the same house and land to John Shillaber, presumably his sister Mary's husband. Also Elias Trask s Elias Trask m Hannah Marston is not known to have married or had any children, the fact that the younger Elias Trask (who lived into the 1790s) retained the homestead, had the name Elias, and was called Junior, suggests he may have been the son of Elias s Elias. Who was Samuel Trask who bought the farm?

      Samuel Trask appears in the Salem yearly valuations in the same ward as Elias in 1755 and is listed every year through 1764. Was he another unrecorded son of Elias s Elias? If so, his appearance in 1755 may indicate his arrival at the age of 21 years that year, or since the previous valuation. If that was the case, he would have been born about 1734. It is unclear just when the youngest Elias was born, but the latest he could have been born, judging from the 1760 deed, would have been 1739.

      There is no record of Samuel Trask disposing of the Salem land, or any other records that could refer to the same person. There is a marriage record of Samuel Trask of Salem to Mary Mason in 1755. There are no records in Salem for baptisms of any children of this couple, nor any death or probate records. It is possible that Samuel Trask, another son of Elias emerged in the record in 1755, and died after the valuation in 1764? It is possible, but there is another compelling alternative.

      In October 1754, Samuel Trask was a signer of a petition praying the incorporation of the town of Wiscasset in Maine. We do not hear from him again until January 1762, when he signed another petition, this time seeking a grant of land on Penobscot Bay. Samuel Trask appears in the Salem valuations from 1755 through 1764 in the same ward as Elias Trask and his relatives. Did Samuel leave Maine and return to Salem? Perhaps to escape the rising violence of the war with the French and the Indians?

      Despite his family's long residence in Edgecomb, we have no clear evidence that Samuel Sr owned any land there. His son Samuel had begun work in the settlement on a mill dam in 1760, and settled there (according to lore) in 1764. Samuel Sr signed petitions regarding that town in 1766, 1767 and 1774. The gap between the 1754 petition and the 1766 petition can be neatly filled by a return to Salem as described by the valuation records of those intervening years.

      With the possibility of Samuel Trask Sr returning to Salem by 1755, we are further intrigued by the fact he may have married yet again, that same year to Mary Mason. We find no information about Mary Mason, whether she may be a widow, the names of her parents, no probate or land records. Was Mary Samuel's third wife? Again, we have no evidence to confirm this hypothesis, but it should be noted that there is little trace of Samuel's second wife, and presumably the wife of his children, Hannah Stewart. No deeds record Hannah Trask releasing her dower right. No headstone exists. There are no probate records for Samuel or his wife. In fact, the one record that we assume refers to Hannah is the mention of her burial in May of 1790 in Moses Davis's diary. That note, however, simply calls her "old Miss Trask." We know very little about Samuel Sr's wife's life in Maine, so little, in fact, that Samuel may have remarried, a fact that has remained unknown for hundreds of years.

      * * *
      Conclusion

      The best working theory of Samuel Trask's origins is that he was born some time in the first decade of 1700 to Elias Trask m Hannah Marston. There are several records that refer to him in Essex County before his removal to mid-coastal Maine. The one record that associates him with another Trask is the guardianship record of his first wife's younger brother. John Trask who was appointed guardian would be his father's first cousin, in the case that Elias was indeed his father.

      Although it has been assumed that Samuel Trask lived the remainder of his life in Maine, there exists the possibility that he returned to Salem for a period. During the French and Indian War, from 1755 through 1764, a Samuel Trask with no progenitors nor successors in record appears in Salem. He married in 1755, bought a house from Elias Trask, and was assessed in the same Ward as Elias. This period exactly corresponds with a gap in the record of Samuel Sr in Maine. If Samuel Sr did remarry, the burial of "old Miss Trask" in 1790 may refer to Mary Mason and not Hannah Stewart, as has always been assumed.
    • 1762 Petition for Majabagaduce

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      Province of the Massachusetts Bay Jany 3d 1762
      To his Excellency Francis Bernard Esq Captain General and Governour in and over his Majesty's Province afores'd the Honourable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives, in General Court Assembled
      We the Subscribers having been Soldiers at Fort Pownall and now Settled at a Place called Magebaggadeuse on the Eastern Side of Penobscott Bay, and others desirous of settling there themselves, or Settling other good Families in their Room; for the Accommodation of Numbers that want Land, and to carry on the Fishery, Humbly request,Your Excellency and Honours wou'd Please to grant Your Petitioners and their Heirs, a Township to be bounded as follows, beginning about three miles above Casteens River, at a Place called Sandy Point and to run East North East Eight Miles, then South South East to the Ocean and then West South West Eight Miles, and then to the first Bounds mentioned, a Neck of Land Water and Islands, And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c
      Edward Milliken
      Eben' Thorndike
      Nath" Milliken
      Samuel Freeman
      Joseph Brown
      Eze Cushing
      John Bicknell Jun?
      Ezekiel Cushing Jur
      Mark Haskell
      Jeremiah Cushing
      Benja Milliken
      Joseph Milliken
      Lemuel Smith
      Saml Cate
      David Elwill
      Nathanell Harmon
      Danl Mackey
      John Trott
      Willm Masury
      Samuel Trott
      Henry Herrick
      John Trott
      William Morgan
      Thomas Trott
      William Bartlett
      Stephen Huchinson
      John Roundey
      Samuel Osborn
      Nicolas Thorndike
      John Melbery Milliken
      Andrew Thorndike
      Thomas Milliken
      Joseph Wood
      William Haskell
      Anthony Dyer
      Thomas Stroute
      Samuel Wood
      Benjamin Robbins
      Samll Trask
      Benjamin Robbins
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      Archebaild Hency
      Samuel Silvester
      Josiah heney
      David Silvester
      Daniel Noyes
      Samuel Silvester
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      Samuel Trask
      Joshua Combes
      Joseph Trask
      Andrew Simonton
      David Trask
      William Dyer
      Spencer Bret
      George Dyer
      Rougles Colbe
      Bengman Thorndike
      Thomas Trask
      David Alden
      Thomas Williamson
      John Thorndike
      Bengman frizzel
      Joshua Woodbery
      Adam Silvester
      Samuell Clark
      Paul Thorndike
      John Robinson Jur
      Nathl Ingersoll
      Nathaniel Jordan ju
      Joseph Wilson
      Edward Milliken Jur
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      In the House of Representatives Feby 23 1762
      Voted, That the Petition of Ebenr Thorndies and fifty nine Other his associates be so far granted as that therebe, and hereby is granted in the them the said Ebenezer Thorndike and his associates herein mentioned their heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common, one Township of Land to consist of the Quantity of sic Miles Square of the unappropriated Lands if this Province, between the River Penobscot and the River St Croix. That the said Township be no more than six miles on the Sea Coast, or on Penobscot or other Rivers. That they return a Plan of the same (taken by a Surveyor and Chain men on Oath) to this Court for further Confirmation on or before the last Day of July next. That they within sic years after they shall obtain his Majesty's approbation of this Grant (unless prevented by War) settle said Township with sixty good Protestant Families, and build sixty houses none to be less than eighteen Feet Quare, and seven Feet Stud, and clear and cultivate five acres of Land on each Share fit for Tillage or mowing; and that they build in said Townshop a suitable Meeting House for the publick Worship of God, and settle a Learned Protestant Minister, and make Provisions for his comfortable and honourable Support:- And that in said Township [] be reserved and appropriated four Whole Rights of Shares in the Division of [] (accounting one sixty fourth Part a Share) [] following Purposes, Vizt, one for the first settled of ordained minister, his Heirs and Assigns for ever; one for the use of the Ministryl one to and for the use of Harvard College in Cambridge; and one for the use of a School for ever; And if any of the Grantees or Proprietors of said Township shall neglect within the Term of six years as beforementioned, to do and perform according to the several articles respecting the Settlement of his Right or Share as hereby enjoined, his whole Right or Share shall be entirely forfeited and enure to the use of this Province.
      Provided nevertheless, the Grant of the above Land is to be void and of none Effect; unless tje Grantees do obtain his Majesty's Confirmation of the Same in eighteen months from this time.
      And be it further Ordered as a Condition of the Grant aforesaid, That each Grantee give Bond to the Treasurer of this Province for the time being, and to his Succesors in said [] for the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for the Use of this Province, Conditioned for the faithful Performance of the Duties required according to the Tenor of the Grants aforesaid; and that a Committee or Committees be appointed by this Court to take said Bonds accordingly Sent up
      And further that said Committee be impowered to admit others as Grantees in the room of such persons contained in the List aforesaid who shall neglect to appear by themselves or Others in their behalf to give bonds, at such time as the Committee shall appoint

      In Council March 3d 1762. Read and Concurred Consented to
      A Oliver Secy

      Fra Bernard

      Samuel Freeman
      Anthony Dyer
      George Dyer
      Ezekl Cushing
      Thomas Strout
      Benjamin Thorndike
      Ezekiel Cushing Junr
      Samuel Wood
      David Alden
      Jeremiah Cushing

      Samuel Trask

      John Thorndike
      Joseph Milliken
      Joshua Silvester Jr
      Joshua Woodberry
      Saml Cate
      Nathl Harmon
      Samuel Silvester
      Samuel Clark
      John Trott
      David Silvester
      John Robinson Junr
      Samuel Trott
      Samuel Silvester
      Nathl Ingersoll
      John Trott

      Samuel Trask

      Nathl Jordon Junr
      Thomas Trott

      Joseph Trask

      Joseph Wilson
      Stephen Hutchinson

      David Trask

      Edward Milliken Junr
      Samuel Osborn
      Spencer Bret
      John Bicknell
      Edward Milliken
      Ruggles Coble
      Nathl Milliken

      Thomas Trask

      Joseph Brown
      Thomas Williamson
      Mark Haskell
      Benjamin Frissel
      Benjamin Milliken
      Adam Silvester
      Lemuel Smith
      Saml Elville
      Paul Thorndike
      Danl Mackey
      Jno Milberry Milliken
      Wm Masury
      Benjamin Robbins
      Henry Herrick
      William Morgan
      Benjamin Robbins [x2]
      William Bartlett
      Archibald Henery
      John Roundey
      Josiah Henery
      Nicholas Thornsdike
      Stephen Combes
      Andrew Thorndike
      Joshua Combes
      Joseph Wood
      Andrew Simonson
      William Haskell
      William Dyer
      Daniel Noyes
      [70 grantees]

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      Another grant of Penobscot Township 1765
      No Trasks mentioned
    • 1764 Freetown Petition for Court

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      [Samuel Trask, David Trask, Thomas Trask, Solomon Trask, Joseph Trask, Samuel Trask Junr]

      Freetown Petition to the General Court
      Province of the Massachusetts Bay
      To his Excellency Frances Bernard Esqr Capt General and Commander in Chife The Honourable his Majesty Council & the House of Representatives in General Court Assembled the 30th Day of May 1764
      The Petation of the Subscribers Inhabetants of a Place called Freetown in Sheepscott River in the County of Lincoln & Province Aforesaid Humbly Shews
      That We have lived here for Many Years and when we ware formerly Called to Courts, by Experance we found it Very Expencive and a great Hardship to Attend them But as Your Execlancy and Honours in Your Great Wisdom was a few years ago Peased to Relive this Remote Part of the County of York by Dividing said County into three by Which Appointment we are not Oblidged to go farther then Falmouth to Answer in Suts of Law but as we now understand, that some Persons are Indevoring to Get such our Benefit and favor taken from us by having Actions for Title of Land Tryed in the Countys of Milddlesex Seffulk Essex or Worster but as we are a Poor People it must have a great tendancy to Contribute our Ruin by our Attending Courts at so great a Distance from home and as we Humbly Apprehend that a Jury in the Courts of Cumberland will be as Disintrested as in any of the Other Countys We therefore Humbly Implore Your Excelancy and Honours not to Take from us the Privelige you formerly Granted us and your Petationers as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray &c
      Samuell Trask
      William Clifford
      Ebenezer Gove
      John Cuningham
      Moesos libbey [?]
      Jmes Chas
      David Trask
      noer colby
      Nathan Gove
      Thomas Trask
      Benjamin Allbee
      Asel Gove
      Solomon Trask
      James More
      Jonathan Williamson
      John gray his mark
      Joseph Clark
      Daniel Fisher
      Nehemiah harreNden
      Hennert Rins
      Joseph
      James Stewart
      Joseph Rins
      Jonathan Knight
      Thos Jones
      Nathan ?
      James Thomas
      ? ?
      Joseph Withom
      William Maker
      Denel Whitom
      Benlaman Whittons
      Nathan Knight
      Samuel Comhalum?
      Elisha Nevers
      Jabez Nevrs
      John Jontham
      John Dunton
      John Dunton Jur
      Joseph Dunton
      Nehe Herrenden
      Samuel Davis
      Joseph Trask
      Edmund Colby
      Elzer Gove
      Samuel Trask Junr
    • 1805 Petition for Miinister in Edgecomb

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      42 signers Edgecomb Petition for a Minsiter 1805
      In the House of Representatives January 29 1805
      ...
      Solomon Trask
      ...
      Solomon Trask Jr
      ...
      Enoch Trask
      Daniel Trask
      ...
      William Trask
    • Julia Trask Illigitemate Child of Mary Trask 1823

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      Born in Edgecomb Sept 23 1823 in the Alms House Julia Trask an Eligitimate Child daughter of Mary Trask
    • Julia Trask b 1823 d Mary Trask illegitimate

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      Born in Edgecomb Sept 23 1823 in the Alms House - Julia Trask an Eligitimate Child daughter of Mary Trask

      ? Mary Trask 62193 b 1786 d David Trask m Elizabeth Gove