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Elijah DUNHAM

Elijah DUNHAM

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  • Name Elijah DUNHAM 
    Born [1725]  [Middleborough, Plymouth, MA] or Middleton, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • says "Middleton", but there don't appear to have been any Dunhams in Middleton. Possibly Middleborough.
    Gender Male 
    Birth [BEFORE 1755] 
    Residence 1740S? 1750S?  Long Island, Cumberland, ME? Long Island, Friendship? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Long Island
      Joseph Dunham was said to have been born on Long Island, according to the 1880 census record of Joseph Jr. There are few strands reaching from Maine to New York in the 1700s, so I find the idea unlikely, even considering the 1900 census records NY as the birthplace. The census taker in 1880 may have been generous recording "Long Island," but may have been hasty in 1900, given the same information, and concluding "New York."

      This Long Island could be the one off the coast of Falmouth, where Dunhams had earlier settled, or the Long Island near Friendship, which is close to St Georges, where these Dunhams also lived.
    Residence St Georges, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See 1800 census
    Military From 1 Jan 1748 to 21 Dec 1748 
    Pleasant Point, St Georges, ME 
    Military From 20 Sep 1750 to 1 Nov 1750 
    [near Portland?] 
    • Elijah DUNHAM Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775 Military Records
      MILITARY RECORD : 1750
      LOCATION : Massachusetts, United States
      COMPANY : Capt. Isaac Ilsley
      VOLUME : Massachusetts Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars, 1744-1755
      PAGE : 133
      Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013).

      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB494/i/13259/133/236063216
      Elijah Dunham private 20 September 1750 - 1 November 1750 6 weeks 1 day Capt Isaac Ilsley
      Elisha Dunham private Pleasant Point [Cushing/Friendship/St Georges] 1 January 1748 - 21 December 1748 50 weeks 5 days Capt Thomas Henderson
    Residence 1755  [Gorham, Cumberland, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • History of Gorham, Me.
      Hugh Davis McLellan 1903
      Chapter IV. Military matters
      p 69
      When the new fort in Pearsontown (Standish) was built, which was about the year 1755, eight men were assigned to keep it. These men were John Meserve, Clement Meserve Jr, Wentworth Stuart, Timothy Crocker, Israel Thorn, Joseph Meserve, John Burnell and Elijah Dunham, nearly, if not all, of whom were of Gorham. It is said that these men were under the command of Edmund Phinney. At one time when men were at work on this fort, a guard of six men was employed to protect them. This guard was composed of Daniel Mosher, James Gilkey, Jonathan Ilslet, Thomas orton, Benjamin Titcomn and Daniel Ilsley.
    Military From 28 Jun 1755 to 17 Nov 1755 
    [Pearsontown] 
    • Massachusetts Archives contain at least two muster rolls bearing Elijah's name.Elijah Dunham of Pearson and Hobbs Town (now Standish) served in Capt. George Berry's company on the Eastern frontier, from June 28, 1755 to Nov. 17, 1755 [Mass. Archives, 94:15].

      Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775 Military Records
      MILITARY RECORD : 1755
      COMPANY : George Berry
      EXPEDITION : Eastern Frontier
      VOLUME : Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars, 1755-1756
      PAGE : 59
      Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013).

      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB494/i/13254/59/236070973
      Elijah Dunham private r Hobbs & Pearsontown George Berry Eastern frontier 28 June 1755 -17 November 1755 p 15
    Military 1755-1759 
    Ft Pearsontown, Standish, Cumberland, ME 
    • http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/dunham/2697/
      Albert J. Sears, in his Founding of Pearsontown, Maine (1991) identifies the Elijah Dunham who settled on Deer Isle with a man who served at the fort in Pearsontown (now Standish in Cumberland County) in the 1750s.He states that Elijah Dunham was among the residents of Pearsontown who served at the fort there from May to Sept. 1759, in the company commanded by Capt. William Gerrish of Berwick and Lieut. Wentworth Stuart of Gorham.The author notes that many of these soldiers "served in a party which scouted eastward from Broad Bay (Waldoboro).It is possible that acquaintance with the attractions of eastern Maine gained on this trip . . . may have been influential in inducing many of the group . . . to settle in that region later on" [p. 13].Elijah Dunham was among those residents of Pearsontown called on to work on roads in nearby Gorham in 1760-61 [p. 32]."Elijah Dunham, another guard member, was born in Middleton, Massachusetts, about 1725 and probably had a wife and several children in the fort with him. About 1766 he settled in Deer Isle, Maine, where he afterwards lived and where he died sometime after 1785" [p. 17].
    • History of Gorham, Me.
      Genealogy
      p 419
      It also seems probable that this same John [Burnell] was here as early as 1755, for we find that the new fort in Pearsonstown (now Standish) was built about that time, and eight men assigned to keep it; and amongst these eight names we find John Meserve, Clement Meserve Jr, Wentworth Stuart, Timothy Crocker, Israel Thorn, Joseph Meserve, that we know were of Gorham; John Burnell we believe to have been, and Elijah Dunham of whom we find no other record.
    Residence 3 Mar 1760  Ft Pearsontown, Standish, Cumberland, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 3 Mar 1760 
    Montreal 
    • Lura Woodside Watkins' Middleton, Massachusetts: A Cultural History (1970) states that "In 1760 eight boys [among them Elijah Dunham] entered the service from Middleton and marched to the siege of Montreal, which fell on September 7" [p. 247].

      Elijah Dunham, born in Middleton [Massachusetts], aged 35 yrs., resident in Pearsontown, was enlisted Mar. 3, 1760 by George Freeman in Capt. Benjamin Waite's company, Col. Waldo's regiment, for "his Majesty's Service For the Total Reduction of Canada" [Mass. Archives, 98:110].
    Residence 1766  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine
      Hosmer
      p 24
      Elijah Dunham Sr 1766
      Elijah Dunham Jr (son) 1766
      Joseph Dunham (son) 1766
    • An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine
      Chapter III. Notices of settlers and early inhabitants
      p 86
      Elijah Dunham Sr, with his sons Elijah and Joseph Dunham, occupied the lot westerly of that of Mr Eaton on what is still known as Dunham's Point, upon which is located the silver mine which is being operated. Mr Dunham was twice married. By his first wife he had the two sons mentioned, and a daughter the wife of Mr Samuel Pickering and mother of the late Captain Samuel and Mr Daniel Pickering. Mr Pickering settled what is known as Pickering's Island, lying northwesterly of Deer Island, which is not included within the territorial limits of the town.

      By his last wife Mr Dunham had one son, the late Mr Elisha H Dunham, and two daughters. He did not remain long on the lot taken up by him, and it came into the possession of Messrs Mark Haskell & sons, and was the property of Ignatius Haskell Esq at his death. Mr Dunham lived upon several other lots of land. He died in this town at an advanced age. His son Elijah Dunham Jr, was three times married: his first wife was the daughter of Captain Mark Haskell, by whom he had one son and three daughters; his second was the mother of Mr George G Choate; and his third was Miss Polly Morey, a daughter of Mr Elias Morey. He died in 1852 at the age of 90 years.

      Mr Joseph Dunham married the widow of Mr Charles Chatto, and died not long after the year 1830. The lot taken up by them is no owned principally by Mr Ebenezer J Eaton.
    Residence 10 Dec 1789  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1790  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elijah Dunham
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elijah Dunham
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2 [Sons of Elijah Jr?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 [Elijah Sr?]
      Free White Persons - Females: 1 [Joan?]
      Number of Household Members: 4
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 61; Image: 49; Family History Library Film: 0568142
    Residence 1800  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elijah Dunham
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elijah Dunham
      Came from St Georges
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2 [Joshua, Thomas]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Elijah Sr?]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [Johanna]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [Tamson]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [Abigail]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 [Joanna Silloway Choate]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 7
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 7; Page: 15; Image: 15; Family History Library Film: 218677
    Residence 1 Dec 1807  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deed
    Residence 1810  Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elijah Dunham Jr
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elijah Dunham
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 [Thomas s Elijah?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Elijah]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [Johanna d Elijah?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 2 [Joanna Silloway Choate Dunham?, Joan m Elijah Sr?]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine; Roll: 11; Page: 430; Image: 00422; Family History Library Film: 0218682

      Elijah Dunham [Sr]
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elijah Dunham
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 [Elisha s Elijah]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Elijah Sr]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3 [? ? ?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Abigail or Tamson d Elijah?]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine; Roll: 11; Page: 430; Image: 00422; Family History Library Film: 0218682
    Died Bef 1820 CENSUS 
    Person ID I52873  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2018 

    Father Elisha DUNHAM,   b. August 1692, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. C 1744? 
    Mother Mary BABSON 
    _MARI 23 Mar 1717  Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Babson
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Mary Babson
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1717
      Marriage Place: Gloucester, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Elisha Donham
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      p 2
      Publishments in Gloucester
      1717 A purpose of Marriage betwixt Elisha Donham and Mary Babson both of this Town Entered March 23 1717
      p 3
      Marriages in Gloucester
      Elisha Donham and Mary Babson both of this Town were married April 16 1717 by the Revd Mr John White Pastor of the Church in Gloster
    Married 16 Apr 1717  Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan 
    Married C 1745 
    Children 
     1. Eunice DUNHAM,   b. Bef C 1745,   d. 29 Jan 1830, St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)
     2. Joseph DUNHAM,   b. 1750,   d. C 1810?
     3. Elijah DUNHAM,   b. [1752],   d. 25 Feb 1844, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary DUNHAM,   b. [BEFORE 1755],   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS
     5. Samuel DUNHAM,   b. *[1755],   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS
     6. David DUNHAM,   b. Bef 1757,   d. [1796]
    Family ID F16413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hancock County Probate: Nil
      PANB Petitions: Nil
      PANB Grants: Nil
      Johnson's Vitals: Nil
      Old Soldiers: Nil
      Caren Secord: Nil
      Deed 1807: Elijah Dunham Senr. Richard Greenlaw witness
      Plymouth County Land Records: Nil
      Essex County Land Records: Nil
      Plymouth County Probate: See below
      Essex County Probate: Nil
      Cumberland Couny Registry of Deeds: Nil
      Maine Soldiers: Checked
      Loyalist Claims: Nil
    • James Dunham s Cornelius Dunham m Patience Barrows
      m Elizabeth Robbins d Samuel Robbins m Sarah McWilliams
      r Vinalhaven

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/334690?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds 1791-1861; index 1791-1864
      Authors: Hancock County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Index to grantors and grantees 1790-1824
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10944
      7834661
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834661?cat=334690
      [60/702]
      *1798 Elisha Dunham to Mark Haskell 6 355
      *1795 Joseph Dunham to Ignatius Haskell 3 61
      *1804 James Dunham r Vinalhaven to Ezekiel Morey et al 15 54

      Deeds v. 15-16, 1804-1805
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10954
      7834659
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834659?cat=334690
      Volume 15 Page 54
      [47/587]
      James Dunham yeoman Vinalhaven
      Ezekiel Morey & Melarteah Luce yeomen Vinalhaven
      land in Vinalhaven
      7 July 1804
      James Dunham
      Wit: William Wetmore, Joshua Woodman
      $330

      James Dunham
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: James Dunham
      [James Vanham]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Vinalhaven, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females: 3
      Number of Household Members: 6
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Vinalhaven, Hancock, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 59; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 0568142

      James Dunham
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: James Dunham
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Vinalhaven, Hancock, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2
      Males 26-44: 1 [1756-1774]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 4
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 11
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
      Number of Household Members: 12
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Vinalhaven, Hancock, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 7; Page: 3; Image: 9; Family History Library Film: 218677
    • Lincoln County Registry Books -1790

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Index to v. 1-6 A-Z 1761-1769; Index to v. 7-187 A-M 1769-1848
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11355
      7834678
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834678?cat=352440
      [242/674]
      Book 16 1782-1784
      George Philbrook to Samuel Dunham physician Brunswick 225 [187/]
      Ebenezer Fellows to Samuel Dunham physician Brunswick 226

      [250/]
      Book 21 1787-1788
      Samuel Denham to Thomas Starret 103
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/334690?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds 1791-1861; index 1791-1864
      Authors: Hancock County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Index to grantors and grantees 1790-1824
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10944
      7834661
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834661?cat=334690
      [60/702]
      *1798 Elisha Dunham to Mark Haskell 6 355
      *1795 Joseph Dunham to Ignatius Haskell 3 61
      1804 James Dunham to Ezekiel Morey et al 15 54

      [283/702]
      *1808 Elijah Donham to Samuel G Towne et al 24 86

      [285/702]
      *1809 Joseph Dunham to Asa Green 27 518

      [287/702]
      1811 Wm Elwell to John Dunham 30 156

      [514/702]
      1813 James Dunham Jr Samuel Dunham 33 479
      1814 James Dunham Jr Joseph Viles 34 130
      1817 James Dunham Jr et al to Melatiah Luce 37 431
      1817 James Dunham Jr et al to Melatiah Luce 37 431
      1821 John Dunham to Jones Shaw 41 288
      1823 Isaac Dunham to Jonathan Carey 45 380
      1819 Isaac Dunham to Sarah Lowney 39 221
      1819 Bethia Dunham et al to Isaac Billings 39 204
      1819 George Dunham et al to Isaac Billings 39 204

      [515/702]
      1813 Joseph Viles to James Dunham Jr 33 479
      1821 Robert Morton to John Dunham 41 288
      1819 Sarah Lowney to Isaac Dunham 39 220
      1822 William White to Isaac Dunham 43 225
      1822 Sarah Lowney to Isaac Dunham 43 321
      1813 James Dunham Jr to Samuel Dunham 33 479

      Deeds v. 23-24, 1807-1808
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10958
      8202794
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008202794?cat=334690
      Volume 24 Page 86
      [353/571]
      Elijah Donham Senr yeoman Deer Isle
      Samuel G Town & Pearl Spofford merchants Deer Isle
      $30
      one proprietors right of common & undivided land in Deer Isle being the original right
      1 December 1807
      Elijah Donham
      Wit: Richard Greenlaw, John Webster
      Recd 18 March 1808
    • Plymouth County Probate
      Probate 1700s either in Middleborough or with a will

      William Dunham Volume 16 Page 50: Plymouth 1761 estate to friend Jonathan Churchill

      Joseph Dunham
      Middleborough 6862
      1782 Bond of administration John Shaw admin, Letter 27 102
      1782 Warranty & inventory 28 493
      1782 Rep of insolvency 28494
      1783 Warranty & list of claims 29 36
      1783 Admin account 29 37
      1791 Admin acct 31 399

      Ephraim Dunham [m Elizabeth Bumpus s Nathaniel Dunham m Mary Tilson or Eleazar Dunham m Bathsheba ?]
      Middleborough 6841
      1756 Letter of admin Elizabeth Dunham 14 41
      1756 Will 14 40: wife Elizabeth, son Jonathan 10 D 1753
      1756 Inventory 14 156
      1778 Warranty & division of estate

      Annis Dunham [Annis Smith m Ephraim Dunham d John Smith m Mary Ellingwood]
      Middleborough 6830
      1729 Will [No book given]
    • http://network.mainegenealogy.net/forum/topics/long-island-plantation-info-needed
      DNA testing shows that my Dunham line is descendant from Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, MA. I found a Deer Isle Dunham descendant and had Y-DNA testing performed (paternal)- our Y-DNA did not match - it showed he is not of the two main Dunham lines in the U.S. (either Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth Mass or Jonathan Dunham-Singletary of Woodbridge NJ). I need to find another Dunham to confirm this result. Is your Dunham relationship associated with the Deer Isle Dunhams?
    • ELISHA DUNHAM: Elisha Dunham married Hannah Leach on Jul 11, 1818 in Hancock County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Penobscot
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0011752 item 1.

      ELIZA DUNHAM: Eliza Dunham married William Walker on Feb 2, 1808 in Kennebec County, Maine.
      Gender: Female
      Town: Pittston
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0011733-0011734.

      HANNAH DUNHAM: Hannah Dunham married Moses Owen on Mar 2, 1799 in Kennebec County, Maine.
      Gender: Female
      Town: Pittston
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0011733-0011734.

      MRS. KATHERINE DUNHAM: Mrs. Katherine Dunham married William Graves on Feb 26, 1817 in Sagadahoc County, Maine.
      Gender: Female
      Town: Bowdoin
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010565.

      MARY DUNHAM: Mary Dunham married Henry Bodge on May 9, 1801 in Kennebec County, Maine.
      Gender: Female
      Town: Pittston
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0011733-0011734.

      PHEBE DUNHAM: Phebe Dunham married Andrew Fitch on Aug 26, 1796 in Kennebec County, Maine.
      Gender: Female
      Town: Pittston
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0011733-0011734.

      THOMAS DUNHAM: Thomas Dunham married Paulina Hodgedon on Jul 23, 1820 in Waldo County, Maine.
      Gender: Male
      Town: Belfast
      Record of this marriage can be found at the Family History Library under town records. Reference # 0010573-0010574.
    • Who is James Dunham who had a daughter on Deer Isle in 1815?

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/315429?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records 1781-1940
      Authors: Deer Isle (Maine). Town Clerk
      Births listed in families prior to 1891, deaths 1781-1891, intentions of marriage 1793-1852, marriage records 1796-1849.
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10836
      4255379
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/004255379?cat=315429
      [18/335]
      Dunam daughter Nov 19 1815 James
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/334690?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds 1791-1861; index 1791-1864
      Authors: Hancock County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Index to grantors and grantees 1790-1824
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10944
      7834661
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007834661?cat=334690
      [60/702]
      1798 Elisha Dunham to Mark Haskell 6 355
      1795 Joseph Dunham to Ignatius Haskell 3 61
      1804 James Dunham to Ezekiel Morey et al 15 54

      Deeds v. 5-6, 1797-1799
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10949
      8128220
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008128220?cat=334690
      Volume 6 Page 355
      [476/647]
      Elisha Donham yeoman Deer Isle
      Mark Haskell and sons Ignatius and Solomon Haskell yeomen Deer Isle
      120 pounds
      100 acres on Deer Island
      being my original settlement
      on the west and north by the salt water
      and from Jonathan Eaton's northern corner
      runs south 54 degrees east by Eaton's land 103 rods to a stake
      thence southerly such a course to the salt water as shall contain the 100 acres
      10 December 1789
      Elijah Donham
      Joan Donham [Her mark]
      Wit: Joseph Weed, Elijah Donham Junr
    • v. 180 -- Rev. Petitions (from p.208), 1775-1776 ; v. 181 -- Rev. Petitions, 1776
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2425133
      7703479
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007703479?cat=1055547
      [116/1346]
      Volume 180 Page 248 Comee of Deer Island Me for powder & military aid Dec 15 1775
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      Volume 181 82-84 Comee of Deer Island, Me for instructions as to certain captured vessels 6 June 1776
      [700/1346]
      To the Honnorible The Councal and House of Representitives of the Coloney of the Massachusetts at Watertown assembled or ? the Memorial of the Commitee of Inspection for Deerisland in the County of lincoln humbly Sheweth that wheare as your Memrl Did in the mounth of August last teake in custidity the Sloop Saley and the Schoney Nightenhill the Property of Nathan Jones and Jonathan Rich for being Imployed as We aprihended Contreary to the Resolvs of Confress and Wheareas your Memorl Did in the mounth of Septr Meake aplication to This honorible Court for theire orders on Said Vessils and Whereas the Seame Was obtaind at a Cerey Execordenery Expence by a Resolve of the honorible how Detaining Said Vissils under the Cear of sd Commitee untill the farther order of this honoll Commt and Whereas your Memrl aprihend that They Can do nothing more or less with Regard to sd Vessils as also about 90 quantles of fish wch was the cargo og the Schoner Nightengill and meade on this Island and as your Memrl are in formed that there is no Record Meade of sd Resolve having ben Serch for by the sd Jones last Winter with intent to teake advantage thereby and whereas your Memorialists Detained Said Vesils from no other Motive but to Provent Tread of that Neature which we aprihend was consederibly after thereby in this part of the Coloney and as Corst as was before mentioned has ben Great as also having the Conorance of this honorible ourt in the Detaintion of sd Vessiles on the Evidance Meade to apeare against them
      We your Memsts humbly Pray your honors Speedy orders on the sd Primeses & your Memsts as in Duty bound will Ever Pray &c
      Theophilus Eaton
      Elijah Donham
      Joseph Crockett
      p 84
      In the House of Representative June 1776
      Resolved that where as the Committee of Safty and Correspondence of Dear Island Did on or about the 30th Day of August Last take into Custody the Schoner Nightengil Supposed the Property of Jonathan Rick that the sd Committee be and they hereby are Diverted to Detain and take propery Care of Said Schoner Nightengale until the further order of this Court