Note: This history of the Cousins Family is the result of the efforts of several generations of genealogists. Special thanks to Otis Cousins, Marion Dixon, and Amy Hutchinson, without whose efforts treasured stories would have be lost forever.--HAW
History of the Cousins Name
b.abt.1596 England; parents ukn
d.June 26, 1682 York, ME
CHILDREN included: (possibly)
- Isaac Cousins b.abt.1613
- Elizabeth Cousins
- Thomas Cousins
NOTE: From The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire by POPE page 46: COUSINS, COSSONS, COSENS, John, sailor, Casco, mentioned in record of Maine Court Apr. 4, 1637. Accounts with Winter in 1639. Testified 18 Sept. 1640, as to the name of Casco river which he had known for 14 years. Deputy to Ligonia Assembly in 1658. [York Deeds I] He deposed 26 June 1682, ae. abt.86 yrs. [York de. III]
NOTE: From Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby & Davis, p.165: COUSINS, 3- John, Casco Bay 1626, sailor, ±85 1682-3, ±87 1683, ±88 1684; dep. in 1640 that he had kn. Casco river for ab. 14 yrs. Assemblyman 1648, Dep. to Lygonia Assembly 1658, jury 1640, 1667. Lists 10, 21, 211. Had gr. from Richard Vines of two islands, totaling 500 a., (one of them still called Cousin's), and liv. thereon, deeding ½ of each to Richard Bray and Sabella, his w., in 1651-2. Retiring to York in the war, he liv. with Mrs. Mary Sayward, to whom he gave all of his est. by deed made 1679 and ack. 1682, for past and future care and maintenance.
NOTES: From Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine 1636-1936--A History, by W.H. Rowe; page 13-- "Second only to William Royall in importance as a pioneer was John Cousins. Cousins was a man highly esteemed in the early settlements for his integrity and diligence. He was born in England in 1596 and is mentioned by an order of the Gorges court as an inhabitant of Casco Bay as early as 1637. The exact date of his coming to Wescustogo we do not know but it is certain that lived for a few years on the neck of high land which divides the eastern and western branches of Cousins River, where he owned some three hundred acres of land, his farm extending back into the country about a mile, as far as the northern branch of the western or main branch of the river. Here he built a good-sized house and barn.
On the sixth of April, 1645, he purchased of Richard Vines the two beautiful islands at the mouth of Royall's River, one of which bears his surname, an the other, Littlejohn's, if we may venture an opinion, his given name. Three years later he served as one of the general associated in Cleeve's government of Lygonia and his name appears under his mark, an anchor, on the decree in favor of Robert Jordan in the matter of the Trelawney estate.
In 1650 he sold a part of his larger island to Bray. After living in his Wescustogo estate for upwards of thirty years he was obliged to leave at the outbreak of the first Indian war, receiving at that time a severe wound in his hand that he was compelled to go to York that it might be suitably treated. While here he lived with Mary Saywood to whom he later deeded his real estate in Casco Bay. His death, the date of which is uncertain, di not occur until he had at least reached the age of eighty-seven. He seems to have had no descendant nor did he, after the restoration of peace, return to Wescusogo."
page 16: "...the first notice we have of them [Thomas Reddin and his wife Eleanor] on Cousins River, is in 1666 when John Cousins as the constable of Wescustogo, complained of Eleanor Redding for abusing her neighbor Ann Lane..."
Page 18-19: "...A few cases appear in the records of the court held in Casco in 1666/67 which it may be interesting to note. Sabbath breaking in various forms seems the most serious charge. William Haines was complained by John Cousins as a common liar and retaliated by charging Cousins with playing cards on the Lord's day, but both failed to prove the truth of their allegations to the satisfaction of the court."
History of Saco and Biddeford, by Folsom; page 51--'April 4, 1637: It is ordered that every planter or inhabitant shall doe his best endeavor to apprehend, execute or kill any Indian that hath binne known to murder any Inglish, kill their cattle or any way spoyle their goods, doe them violance, and will not make them satisfaction; if it shall be proved that any planter or inhabitant hath benne negligent therein, he shall be fined at the discretion of the bench.' Arthur Browne and Arthur Mackworth are empowered to make John Cousins pay satisfaction to an Indian for the wrong he hath done him. [No other explaination of specifically what he did.]
From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: John b.Eng., 1596, was at what is now North Yarmouth, Maine, 1645; removed to York, Maine, 1675.
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b.abt.1613 Marlborough, Wilshire, England; presumed s/o John Cousins
chr.Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
d.July 23, 1702 Boston, MA
m.(1)abt.1643/6 Elizabeth _______
b.ca.1625; parents ukn
d.Oct. 14, 1656 in Boston
m.(2)July 1657 Boston, MA; Ann (Hunt) Edwards, widow of John Edwards
b.abt.1613 of Boston, MA
d.Oct. 14, 1656 prob. Boston, MA
m.(poss.#3)bef.1660 Rebecca _______ [W.G. Davis believes this may be a clerical error, repeating the child's name "Rebecca", to the mother]
m.(poss.#4)by 1677, Martha (Stanbury) Priest
CHILDREN of Isaac and Elizabeth:
CHILD of Isaac and Ann/or Rebecca:
- Elizabeth Cousins b.ca.1643 d.bef.1693 m.June 6, 1664 in Charlestown, MA John Barrett of Wells, son of John Barrett and Mary ______
CHILD of Elizabeth and John:
- Elizabeth Barrett m.(1)Nathan Littlefield m.(2)April 1, 1694 James Denmark
CHILD of Elizabeth and Nathan:
- Leah Littlefield m.Jabez Gorham Jr. of Bristol, RI
CHILDREN of Elizabeth and James included:
- Lydia Denmark b.Feb. 27, 1694/5 in Boston
- Mary Denmark b.Jan. 22, 1704 Boston
- Elizabeth Denmark m.Christopher Green; s/o Mjr. Job Green of Bristol, RI
- Thomas Cousins b.abt. 1649 Rowley, MA d.May 18, 1690 Wells, ME
- Isaac Cousins b.abt.1651 Wells, ME d.1675 at Wells ME killed by Indians m.Susanna Mills (Thomas); d/o Thomas and Mary (Wadleigh) Mills; Susanna m.(2)May 6, 1678 at Exeter, Lt. Peter Folsom
- Jacob Cousins b.Sept. 12, 1652 in Haverhill, MA
- Abraham Cousins b.abt.1653; settled Sherborn, MA; d.Feb. 28, 1728; m.Nov. 19, 1684 at Woburn, MA; Mary Eames; d/o Robert and Elizabeth Eames
CHILDREN of Abraham and Mary included:
- Abraham Cousins b.Aug. 22, 1685 Malden, MA m.Jan. 4, 1709/10 Abigail Wilkinson of Charleston, MA(The Ancestry of Lydia Harmon, by Walter Goodwin Davis, p.53.)
- Isaac Cousins b.June 2, 1688 Sherborn, MA d.Holliston, MA Jan. 20, 1738/39 m.Martha (Haven) Wesson [her second m. after Samuel Wesson died]. Martha b.April 7, 1690 at Framingham, MA d.Holliston, MA Oct. 21, 1746
CHILD of Isaac and Martha:
- Mary Cousins b.1732 d.1770
- Jacob Cousins (twin) b.Aug. 13, 1692 m.Jan. 3, 1721/2 Sherborn, MA; Mary Wallis
CHILD of Jacob and Mary:
- Joshua Cousins b.March 21, 1723 m.prob.July 23, 1747 at New Fairfield, CT; Susannah Elliot
CHILDREN of Joshua and Susannah included:
- Jacob b.March 15, 1756 d. July 17, 1819 Ferrisburgh, VT; m.Bethia Bartow
- Sarah b.ca.1758 m.Jan. 1, 1778 Joshua Twitchell
- Joshua m.Hannah Baker
- prob.Mathew Cousins b.Nov. 23, 1762 d.Sept. 17, 1810 m.Isabella Coddington --DAR line.
- Joseph Cousins (twin) b.Aug. 13, 1692 m.Nov. 3, 1742 Rebecca Hill
- Mary Cousins b.May 10, 1695
- Sarah Cousins b.Aug. 31, 1654(6?) in Boston, MA
- Rebecca Cousins b.Apr. 2, 1660 in Boston
NOTE: Another ref. includes Abraham as s/o Isaac and Ann; Boston records listed Rebecca's parents as Isaac and Rebecca. This is regarded by Walter Goodwin Davis as a clerical error.
Isaac Cousins emigrated before 1643 from Marlborough, Wiltshire Co., England. An expert gunsmith and locksmith, and rolling stone, living in Rowley in 1647, Boston and Dorchester, besides negotiating for settlement with New London, Connecticut in 1651, Haverhill in 1652, Ipswich in 1656, Portsmouth, where he was received as a tradesman in 1659, and a connection with North Yarmouth, Maine in 1678.
He was warned out of Dorchester (a method of getting rid of undesirables and dissenters) in 1691 "having a long time bin an inhabitant of Boston and now being aged", and died in the Boston poorhouse, 23 July 1702. He filed a suit against Richard Priest of Boston in 1696 for withholding household goods where in the house where Isaac and Martha his late wife had lived.
Sources: Genealogical Dictionary of New England, Ancestry of Lydia Harmon by W. Goodwin Davis, pages 47-53; Encyclopedia of Biography Vol 47, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire page 658, History of Haverhill by George Wingate Chase.; Maassachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis Vol. 1
From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: Isaac from Marlborough, Wiltshire, Eng., arrived at Rowley, Mass., 1650.
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b.about 1649, Rowley, MA; s/o Isaac Cousins and Elizabeth _______
d.May 18, 1690 at Wells, ME
m.abt.1675 Wells, ME Hannah Ward
b.abt.1650/56 Wells, ME
- John Cousins b.abt.1672 d.ca.1714 m.Apr. 6, 1704 Abigail Cloyes d/o John Cloyes and Mary Mills; Abigail m.(2)May 11, 1715 James Wiggins
CHILDREN of John and Abigail included:
- John Cousins b.April 29, 1705 m.Aug. 30, 1733 Mary Butland
CHILDREN of John and Mary included:
- John Cousins Jr.
- William Cousins [Rev. War] bapt.Wills, June 18, 1735 d.bef.Dec. 1, 1776 m.int.Wells, August 1765 Joanna Bourne d/o John Bourne. Joanna m.(2)Hans Patten
CHILDREN of William and Joanna included:
- Sarah Cousins bp.May 17, 1768 d.bef.Dec. 1, 1776
- Joanna Cousins bp.Aug. 1770 m.Wells, Aug. 23, 1792 John Cheney [Chaney]
- Abigail Cousins bp.May 17, 1772 d.bef.Nov. 20, 1789
- Theodosia Cousins bp.March 5, 1775 d.aft.July 4, 1794
- Abigail Cousins bapt.Aug. 28, 1709 m.int.April 7, 1726 Lt. Nathanial Kimball s/o Caleb and Susanna (Cloyes) Kimball
- Mary Cousins d.Aug. 12, 1776 m.Nov. 8, 1727 Capt. John Bourne; he m.(2)Oct. 1777 Mrs. Mary Langdon of Portsmouth
- Elizabeth Cousins b.ca.1680 m.(1)______ Barrett m.(2)May 22, 1700 Zachariah Goodale. Elizabeth served in the Wheelwright household for 8 years.
- Hannah Cousins b.abt.1681 Wells, ME m.Dec. 16 (or 26), 1701 George Jacobs Jr., b.Sept. 29, 1677 at Salem, MA s/o George Jacobs and Rebecca Frost; Geo. m.(2)Oct. 24, 1742 Elizabeth (Donnell) Burnham of York
CHILDREN of Hannah and George included:
- Lydia Jacobs b.Dec. 11, 1702 m.Joseph Stevens
- Hannah Jacobs b.June 20, 1705
- Samuel Jacobs b.Oct. 21, 1707
- Jonathan Jacobs b.Feb. 7, 1709/10
- Elizabeth b.Feb. 24, 1711 m.Dec, 5, 1734 Joseph Taylor
- Priscilla Jacobs bapt.Nov. 9, 1718 m.Sept. 16, 1746 Joshua Bartlett
- George Jacobs bapt.Nov. 9, 1718 m.Dec. 10, 1741 Mary Woodman d/o John Woodman of York
- Benjamin Jacobs bapt.June 19, 1720 m.int.May 20, 1750 Hannah Banks of York
- John Jacobs bapt. March 10, 1722/3 m.Sept. 30, 1745 Deborah Weare of York
- Ichabod Cousins b.abt.1688 m.July 26, 1714 Ruth Cole, dau. of Thomas Cole and Abigail ______
Thomas was living in Wells in 1666. Thomas doubtless living in his boyhood with his sister Elizabeth Barrett in Wells. He took an oath of fidelity, July 7, 1670. In 1675 he served in King Philip's War and was accused (and acquitted) of perjury for his evidence at Scottow's trial for not sending aid from the Black Point garrison to hard pressed soldiers. He was convicted of "presumptuous and reproachful expressions" against the Captain, doubtless for the purpose of satisfying that important personage whose conduct during the critical days of 1675 and 1676 was subject to severe criticism. [Early Records of Maine, Maine Historical Society Copy, Vol. III, p.399, and Vol. IV p.76.]
In 1684, Thomas received a grant of 100 acres west of the river which forms boundary between Wells and Kennebunk, ME and southeast of the post road, which was obtained from town of Wells, ME. He was driven away with other settlers by Indians in 1690 and may have been slain during the warfare as there is no further record of him, and his farm was in the possession of his children in 1717.
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b.1688, s/o Thomas Cousins and Hannah (Ward)
d.before April 3, 1764 at Wells, ME
m.July 26, 1714 Ruth Cole
b.Nov. 15, 1694 Kennebunk, ME, d/o Thomas Cole and Abigail ______
d.before Nov. 23, 1768 at Wells, ME
CHILDREN of Ichabod and Ruth:
- Catherine [Katherine] Cousins b.June 26, 1715 m.John Wormwood [or m.Oct. 11, 1733 Richard Kimball s/o Caleb and Susanna (Cloyes) Kimball; he m.(2)Aug. 6, 1740 Hannah Lord--re: WG Davis]
- Thomas Cousins b.Sept.26, 1717 bapt.May 18, 1718 Wells m.(1)Oct. 9, 1740 Ann [Anne] Goodwin of Berwick m.(2)Dec. 16, 1742 Abigail Wormwood
- Ichabod Cousins b.Nov. 10. 1719 bapt.June 5, 1720 Wells
- John Cousins b.Nov. 16, 1722 bapt.Dec. 3, 1722 Wells m.1759 Sarah Davis
- Benjamin Cousins b.Sept. 28, 1724 bapt.Oct. 4, 1724 Wells m.int.Oct. 15, 1753 Hannah Simpson of Biddeford [He was a member of the expedition sent to the defense of Annapolis in 1746, and was ship-wrecked on Mt. Desert Island
- Samuel Cousins b.Nov. 29, 1726 bapt.May 14, 1727 Wells d.aft.Nov. 1785 m.(1)Sept. 10, 1757 Susanna Watson d/o Shadrack and Mary (Kimball) Watson of Arundal m.(2)Abigail Deering; Samuel was possibly the early pioneer of Sedgwick, ME. Samuel was a member of Capt. Nathaniel Fales' Co. from June 23 to Sept. 23, 1779, part of the Penobscot Expedition in the Revolutionary War.
CHILDREN of Samuel and wives included:
- Samuel Cousins II b.March 1759 [or 1767 Kennebunk, ME] d.Aug. 6, 1835 Brooksville, ME m.(1) Patty _____ m.(2)Pamela Ober [or Orcutt] r.Kennebunk Samuel II was in the Revolutionary War, a private in the Continental Army, Mass. Line, 10th regt. under Col. Eben Francis from Feb. 17, 1777-1780.
CHILDREN of Samuel II and wives included:
- John Cousins b.1792 m.(1) Martha _______ m.(2)Lydia Black r.Kennebunk
CHILDREN of John and wives included:
- Andrew Jackson Cousins b.1833 m.Sarah (Hooper) Tibbetts r.Brooklin, ME
CHILD of Andrew and Sarah:
- Lewis Albert Cousins b.1857 Sedgwick ME [christened Tibbetts as father was at sea, but always known as Cousins] m.1885 Holytown, Lanark, Scotland Annie Carnwath [Lewis Albert Cousins left home after death of his father when his mother remarried, joined US Marines, jumped ship in 1882 and appeared in Scotland. His descendants are spread over England, Scotland and Wales also some in America and New Zealand. RE: B.Cairns, Scotland]
CHILD of Lewis and Annie:
- James Carnwath Cousins b.1893 Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
[This line sent me by Betty Cairns of Caithness Scotland in 2001.-haw]
- James Cousins b.Dec. 16, 1774 d.1834
- Joseph Cousins b.Sept. 2, 1728 bapt.May 14, 1727 Wells m.June 28, 1754 Hannah Edgecomb of Biddeford, she b.Sept. 30, 1735 d/o Thomas and Sarah (Fletcher) Edgecomb [10 children]
- Ruth Cousins b.Oct. 19, 1731 bapt.Nov. 28, 1731 Wells d.1796 m.int.Oct. 8, 1748 John Wakefield Jr. s/o John and Elizabeth (Durrell) Wakefield
- Elisha Cousins b.Nov. 20, 1735 bapt.July 11, 1736 Wells d.Jan. 18, 1816 m.Bathsheba Hamor
- Nathaniel Cousins b.July 4, 1739 bapt.July 5, 1741 Wells d.Aug. 13, 1832; m.int.Dec. 24, 1763 Catherine [Katherine] Lassell d/o Joshua Lassell and Elizabeth Brown d.1836; Mjr. Nathaniel of Revolutionary fame [NSDAR#105237; The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; vol 12; page 347].
CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Catherine included:
- Nathaniel Cousins Jr. b.1768 Kennebunk d.1789 Falmouth ME m.1789 Eunice Wilson b.1772
- Joshua Cousins b.1770 Kennebunk m.1794 Sarah McKissick b.ca.1774
- Ruth Cousins b.1776 m.Daniel Crediford
CHILD of Ruth and Daniel:
- Hannah Cousins Crediford
- Catherine Cousins b.1777 m.Benjamin Wentworth
- Abner Cousins b.1780
- Susanna (Susan) Cousins b.1782 Kennebunk m. _______ Webster he d.Aug. 13, 1832
- Olive Cousins b.1782
- Mary Cousins b.1783/4 Kennebunk m.(1)March 22, 1812 Eden, ME Joseph Cousins b.1779 Arundel s/o Sgt. Elisha and Batheseba (Hamor) Cousins m.(2)Samuel Emery b.ca.1770
Ruth Cole's parents were killed by Indians June 24, 1696 while traveling between York and Wells, ME. From History of Wells and Kennebunk, Maine, by E.E. Bourne, 1875, pg. 221: "But during the next year (1696)...Thomas Cole and his wife Abigail, and two other men and their wives, who had been on a visit to York, on their return were waylaid by them [Indians]. Cole and his wife were shot dead...Cole was the son of Nicholas Cole. We presume that he left no descendants. He had twins, but they died in infancy."
From History of Kennebunk, by Daniel Remich, 1911, pg. 359-360:"Nicholas Cole's grant, next below that of Edmund Littlefield, was conveyed by Ichabod Cousens and his wife Ruth (Cole) Cousens, to Storer, May 10, 1745, "containing one hundred acres of upland, made to our grandfather, Nicholas Cole, May 7, 1681, by the town of Wells."
"1734. Laid out for Richard Stimpson and Ichabod Cousens, heirs of Thomas Cole, under grant to said Cole (1693), one hundred acres...", History of Kennebunk, pg. 86.
"1717, October 13. Laid out for Ichabod Cousens, under grant to his father, Thomas Cousens, one hundred acres on southwest side of, bounded by Mousem path, Nicholas Cole, etc., etc."
During the Indian warfare on the coast, Ichabod Cousins' house was surrounded by flankers.
In a deposition, dated July 6, 1714, Ichabod Cousins stated he had known of the Joseph Littlefield farm ever since he could remember. He purchased the shares of his farm in Wells, ME in 1717 and 1726; and the town confirmed his title in the right of his father.
Ichabod Cousins served as a sergeant in Col. John Storer's company; and "he was a soldier in the old French war and died with the smallpox contracted while in the service. At what period the ancestors came to Wells, no record informs us."--pg. 773, History of Wells and Kennebunk, Maine
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b.Nov. 20, 1735 Wells, ME son of Ichabod Cousins and Ruth Cole
bapt.July 11, 1736 Wells, ME
d.Jan. 18, 1816 Hull's Cove, ME
m.Dec. 3,1758; Bathsheba Hamor
b.May/March 1 or 11, 1742 Sheepscot, ME; d/o John Hamor and Sarah Huff
d.March 23, 1830 Hull's Cove, ME
CHILDREN of Elisha and Bathsheba:
- A daugher b. and d. Dec. 24, 1759
- Ruth Cousins b.Feb. 1, 1761 Arundel, ME d.Jan. 18, 1816 Hulls Cove, ME m.abt.1783 Joseph Bunker--lived on Cranberry Isles s/o John and Abigail [Ruth](Young) Bunker
CHILDREN of Ruth and Joseph Bunker:
- Beniah Bunker b.Feb. or July 14, 1784 d.Aug. 4, 1866 m.Feb. 11, 1812 Dorcas Pung [11 children]
CHILDREN of Beniah and Dorcas included:
- Samuel Staples Bunker m.Hannah Amorette Stanley
CHILDREN of Samuel and Hannah included:
- Luhama Stackpole Bunker m.John Franklin Hodgkins
- Ruth Bunker b.Feb. 12, 1786 prob. Great Cranberry Island d.Jan. 20, 1860 m.May 1, 1811 Mt. Desert Island; Samuel Staples
- Elisha Bunker b.May 12, 1788
- Thomas Bunker b.Sept. 15, 1790 d.Apr. 7, 1867 m.(1)Joanna Eaton Norris m.(2)Feb. 11, 1812 Sarah Staples d/o Moses Staples and Judith Eaton [7 children]
- Eunice Bunker b.March 30, 1792
- Joseph Bunker b.Sept. 1, 1797 d.Nov. 24, 1871 m.(1)Sept. 11, 1816 Abigail Gilley d/o John and Mary (Woods) Gilley [10 children]; m.(2)Feb. 22, 1853 Sarah Ann Bulger d/o Michael and Dorothy (Newman) Bulger [3 children]
- Silas Bunker b.abt.1800 d.abt.1800
- Priscilla Bunker b.Mar. 2, 1800 m.Abraham Southard
- John Bunker b.Jan. 16, 1802 m.Sarah Herrick [8 children]
- John A. Cousins b.Mar. 21, 1764 Arundel, ME m.(1)Hannah Dyer m.(2)Mercy Higgins b.December 23, 1775 d.June 7, 1821 d/o Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young; m.(3)the widow Eliza Manchester
CHILDREN of John and Hannah Dyer:
- Mary Cousins b.1787 m.Josiah Higgins b.1784, son of Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young
- Reuben Cousins b.Mar. 20, 1789 m.Sarah Startiford; lived in Bar Harbor
- Bathsheba Cousins b.1793 m.(1)Reuben Salisbury, m.(2)Cornelius Thompson
- Jerusha Cousins b.1795 m.Levi Higgins b.1793, s/o Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young
- John H. Cousins b.1798 m.Clarissa Salisbury; lived in Eden
- Joseph Cousins b.1800/1806 m.Sarah Wasgatt; lived in Ellsworth, then Surry NOTE: Joseph changed his name in 1840-50 to Andrew Peters Cousins
CHILD of Joseph/Andrew and Sarah:
- Jacob Cousins
CHILD of Jacob:
- Henry Hamilton Cousins
CHILD of Henry:
- Willard Wood Cousins
- Elisha Cousins b.1802 m.Mary Ann Wasgatt
CHILD of Elisha and Mary:
- Julia A. Cousins; From the Ellsworth Herald: Trenton, Aug. 13, Julia A., daughter of Elisha and Mary A. COUSINS, age 20 years, 24 days. Julia was possessed of many fine traits of character which won her many friends. She was sympathizing, patient in spirit, and embued with a deep religious feeling. A few days before her spirit took its flight from its frail tenement, she entreated her younger sister to prepare to meet her in Heaven. A few hours before her death, she wished to be placed where she could take a last view of the green fields and the setting sun, and her departing spirit seemed to discover in them new beauties. It was her last view, for ere the rising of the morning sun, her spirit had entered the Celestial City where there is no need of the sun neither of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it and the Lamb is the light thereof. (A poem followed that she wrote a few months before her death.)
CHILDREN of John and Mercy Higgins:
- Levi Cousins b. and d.1805
- Eunice Cousins m.Sylvester Whitaker
- Irene Cousins d.unmarried
- Nehemiah Cousins m.Caroline Richardson
- Mary Ann Cousins m.Leander Richardson
CHILDREN of John and Eliza:
- Edward Williamson Cousins b.abt.1822
- Thomas Manchester Cousins b.abt.1823 d.abt.1905
- Ephraim Cousins b.August 1, 1766 d.August 18, 1766
- Bathsheba Cousins b.May 27, 1768 d.Sept. 15, 1840 in Athens, Ohio m.April 4, 1788 Mt. Desert, ME Robert Young and lived in Duck Brook, Mount Desert until moving to Athens, Ohio
CHILDREN of Bathsheba and Robert Young:
- Ephraim Young b.March 25, 1789
- Elisha Young b.Apr. 25, 1790
- Abigail Young b.Apr. 23, 1793 d.bef.May 12, 1805
- John Young b.March 4, 1795
- Hannah Young b.Apr. 12, 1797 m.Abel Hadley
- Prudence Young b.Apr. 20, 1799
- Joseph C. Young b.Oct. 2, 1801 m.Hannah Higgins
- Jonathan Young b.Feb. 25, 1804
- Abigail Young b.May 12, 1805
- Loraina Young b.Aug. 17, 1805?
- Naome Young b.Nov. 12, 1811
- Sarah Cousins b.Sept. 4, 1770 m.Nov. 4, 1784 Daniel Richardson when she was only 14-yrs-old. He was b.Aug. 22, 1756 Gloucester, MA. They settled at Hadley's Sand Point. Had 14 children, the first one was born when she was 15-yrs-10-days old. All children but one survived to marry.
- Elisha Cousins Jr. b.May or March 23, 1773 d.Sept. 25, 1850
- Ephraim Cousins b.Dec. 11, 1775 m.Feb. 23, 1797 Lois or Louise Salisbury and resided in Bar Harbor, ME
CHILDREN of Ephraim and Lois:
- Ephraim Cousins
- William Cousins
- Reuben Cousins
- Maria Cousins
- Susan Cousins
- Sarah Cousins
- dau. Cousins m.Joseph Card
- Son Cousins b. and d. Dec. 6, 1778
- Joseph Cousins b.Nov. 24, 1779 m.Mar. 22, 1812 Mary Cousins, b.abt.1783 d/o George Cousins
CHILDREN of Joseph and Mary:
- Nathaniel Cousins
- Mary Cousins
- Joanna Cousins b.Dec. 10, 1783 m.Moses Wasgatt son of Thomas Wasgatt and Eunice ______; resided at Hull's Cove
CHILD of Joanna and Moses Wasgatt:
- Elisha Wasgatt b.Aug. 23, 1812
Elisha Cousins was born in Wells, ME. When he was about 20 years of age he went to the adjoining town of Kennebunkport where he became acquainted with the Hamor family. Bathsheba Hamor was then 13 years old. Three-and-a-half years later, when she was 16-and-a half and he was 23, he married her. They lived in Kennebunkport for ten years before moving to Harpswell.
Elisha was a very prominent and influential citizen and took a very active part in the public business of the plantation and town of Mount Desert and also of Eden after its incorporation and held many responsible offices under each organization. At a meeting of the town of Mount Desert held April 7, 1794 the following vote was passed "4th Voted that Mr. Elisha Cousins go to the General Court and git the towns Land Confirmed to the Town.--In the records of an adjourned town meeting of Mount Desert on April 6, 1795, I find the following: "Mr. Elisha Cousins protests against the Precedings of the aforesaid meeting." Attest, James Richardson, Town Clerk. At the annual town meeting of Eden April 24, 1796 Mr. Cousins was chosen Moderator and Chairman of the board of Selectmen. He was a Blacksmith. He and his wife were the founders of the Cousins family of Eden, Trenton, and Lamoine.
Lost at Sea
John Hamor II, brother of Bathsheba, married Mary Rodick, a sister of Daniel Rodick, at Kennebunkport and had five children. Their oldest boy, David, was eleven years old when, in 1768, John Hamor II took his family in a little vessel to Hull's Cove, Mt. Desert Island, and built a house. John Hamor was the first settler on the Frenchman's Bay side of the island. The next spring or summer he started in his vessel for his old home, Kennebunkport, and was never seen again. His wife was left with five children. We don't know how many long days, weeks, or months she looked in vain for her husband's return. One day a vessel came with John's two sisters, Bathsheba and Betty, and their husbands Elisha Cousins and Daniel Rodick, and their children.
Daniel Rodick settled on Bar Island; in 1769 Elisha Cousins became the second family to settle on Hull's Cove. John Hamor's widow brought up the five children and lived until May 31, 1814 when she was killed by an accident. What part her brother-in-law, Elisha Cousins, had in helping her we do not know.
Elisha Cousins served in the Rev. War as a sergeant in Capt. Daniel Sullivan's company of volunteers, from July 28 to Sept. 28, 1779. This company served on an expedition against Majorbagaduce (Castine). Elisha Cousins was a moderator, town clerk, selectman, committee member, and a surveyor of boards in Eden (Bar Harbor).
From History of Kennebunkport by Bradbury, page 235: Cousins, Samuel and Elisha, lived in Arundel in 1764, as they paid a poll tax that year. Samuel m.Susan Watson and moved to Cape Menan; Elisha m.Bashaba Hamer and moved to Harpswell. They probably live on Cousins' Point, near Turbat's Creek.
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b.May or March 23, 1773 Hull's Cove, s.o Elisha Cousins, Sr. and Bathsheba Hamor
d.Sept. 25, 1850
m.Thankful (Hopkins) Wasgatt
b.July 28, 1772, d/o Joseph Hopkins and Mary Higgins
d.Jan. 23, 1852
Thankful had two children, William and Eleanor, by her first husband, William Wasgatt.
Elisha and Thankful had 8 children, all born at Hull's Cove:
- Mary Cousins b.Oct. 11, 1799 m.(1)Giles Hayes; m.(2)Noah Murch of Oak Point
CHILDREN of Mary and Noah:
- Lewis Murch b.abt.1830
- Elisha Murch b.abt.1830
- Joseph Cousins b.Dec. 22, 1801 m.(1)Sarah Anderson; m.(2)Mrs. Lydia Smith; m.(3)Hannah Walls
- Charles Cousins b.Dec. 17, 1804 m.Hannah Staples; went to Lubec, Maine
- Hannah Cousins b.Feb. 7, 1806 m.Eben Phippin
CHILDREN of Hannah and Eben:
- Samuel Cousins Phippen b.Aug. 22, 1843 Eden, ME
- Charles Phippen b.abt.1840 m.Flora Ladd
- Emaline Phippen b.ca.1840
- Naham Cousins b.Jan. 30, 1808 d.Mar. 7, 1869 m.(1)Harriett Calwell who d.June 17, 1861; m.(2)Julia Bartlett
CHILDREN of Naham and Harriett included:
- Herbert Cousins d.abt. 20-yrs-old
- Wellington Cousins b.Oct. 20, 1850 d.1902 age 52 m.1876 to Flora Ladd; after Wellington's death, Flora m.(2)Charles Phippen
CHILDREN of Wellington and Flora:
- Herbert Cousins
- Agnes Louise Cousins
- Helen Cousins b.Feb. 13, 1853 m.Shepland Richardson of Somesville, Mt. Desert; they had one son and three daughters
- Aseneth or Asenette Cousins b.Aug. 6, 1810 d.March 15, 1830 abt. age 20, unmarried
- Zacheus Higgins Cousins; Capt. b.Oct. 6 or 12, 1812 d.July 18, 1854 Philadelphia, PA. A sea captain; m.May 22, 1843 Eunice Doane Atwood b.Dec. 9, 1815 Orrington, ME d.Nov. 18, 1872
CHILD of Zacheus and Eunice:
- Otis E. Cousins b.Aug. 4, 1845 d._________ m.Nov. 21, 1870 Abbie Stanwood Ostrander b.Dec. 9, 1848 d.Dec. 30, 1907 Easton, MA
See Otis' Letter
CHILD of Otis and Abbie:
- Albert Howard Cousins b.June 27, 1876 Boston m.Sadee Wine Luttrell(?), b.May 1, 1878 Washington, D.C.
CHILD of Albert and Sadee:
- Albert Howard Cousins,Jr., b.Oct. 25, 1907
- Maria Louise Cousins b.May 12, 1849 d.aged 6 mos. 11 days
- Samuel Higgins Cousins--Sea Captain; b.Apr. 22, 1816 d.Feb. 13, 1900 m.Martha Ann Atwood (sister of Eunice D. Atwood) b.Nov. 10, 1823 Hampden, ME d.Feb. 14, 1896
CHILD of Samuel and Martha:
- Howard L. Cousins b.Oct. 25, 1845 m.Kate Clippen or Crippen: They had 5 children; all but one, Ethel Cousins, died in infancy
Elisha Jr. was admitted with his wife to the First Church, Mt. Desert, in 1823
In 1836 Elisha Jr. and his son Nahum had a blacksmith shop on the road to Eden about a mile from the "Narrows" after his mother's death in 1830, and before 1836, he had sold his father's house and land at Hull's Cove and acquired another with a lot of mixed land and salt marsh on the "Western Bay". He was now about 60 or 63 years of age and had spent a considerable part of this life in the care of the old people. His sons, Joseph, Charles, Zacheus, and Samuel all having resorted to the sea.
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b.Dec. 22, 1801 Hulls Cove, ME; s/o Elisha Cousins, Jr. and Thankful Hopkins
m.(1)Dec. 8, 1830 Trenton, Maine, Joanna Anderson
b.1812 Trenton, Maine
d.July 27, 1848; bur. Trenton, ME in Capt. Thomas Anderson Cemetery
m.(2)Mrs. Lydia Smith
CHILDREN of Joseph and Joan/Joanne:
CHILDREN of Joseph and Hannah:
- Frank Cousins b.abt.1830, a mariner who d.single in Trenton 1893
- William Edmand Cousins b.Oct. 8, 1833--sea captain who m.and moved to Georgia and later to Iowa
- Thomas Francis Cousins b.Oct. 1, 1835 [is this the Frank above???]
- Samuel James Cousins b.March 4, 1838 --lost at sea [another b.date of 1825/26 and m.Aug. 21, 1842 Newcastle, ME to Frances Jenny Bell b.Mar. 1825/26. He was lost at Sea abt. May 20, 1854.--sent by Kathy Leigh in 2001]
CHILDREN of Samuel and Frances included:
- Charles Sylvester Cousins b.Oct. 16, 1852 Brooksville, ME d.Aug. 31906 Manchester NH m.Aug. 15, 1869 Carrie Danford/Danforth b.Nov. 12, 1853 Newburyport, MA; she d.June 20, 1937 Manchester NH
CHILDREN of Charles and Carrie included:
- Frank Mace Cousins b.July 27, 1873, Newburyport, MA d.July 13, 1913 m.Gertrude L. Sampson
CHILDREN of Frank and Gertrude included:
- Edward Newton Cousins b.March 21, 1876, Lawrence MA d.Oct. 8, 1951 Manchester, NH m.Nov. 4, 1902 Manchester, NH Ruby May Cutter b.Aug. 18, 1877 Manchester, NH d.May 14, 1952
CHILDREN of Edward and Ruby included:
- Kenneth Charles Cousins b.Jan. 14, 1903 Lawrence, MA d.Nov. 4, 1973 Goffstown, NH m.April 30 Manchester, NH Nina Evelyn French b.June 2, 1905 Manchester, NH d.March 1, 1993 in Springfield, MA
- Harriet Cousins b.1839
- Jacob A. Cousins b.July 27, 1841--lost at sea
- Charles Cousins Cousins b.Sept. 11, 1843 d.1908
- Joan/Joanna Cousins b.Jan. 17, 1848--died young
- Almy Cousins
- Laura Cousins
Captain Joseph Cousins married Sarah Anderson. He built a house for his bride on the road just above his father's home. His wife did not like this location, so he hauled the house by ox team down to low water mark, and when the tide came in he floated it across the bay and hauled it about a half mile up the road next to the home of his sister, Mary Murch. After a short stay here, he removed to Long Island Plantation. Following his wife's death, he took the boys on his fishing vessel where they practically grew up. Later in life he settled in Deer Isle.
W.E. Cousins, grandson to Joseph Cousins, believes it is a mistake to say that his grandfather came to Deer Isle--unless possibly for a brief sojourn--but spent his last days on outer Long Island, just east of Swans Island, and thinks he died there and possibly is buried there.--BLN
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b.September 2, 1843 Oak Point (Trenton),ME; s/o Joseph Cousins and Joanna Anderson
d.March 1908 Stonington, ME; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
m.(1)May 12, 1870 Elizabeth Ann Robbins Stinson (Lizzie)
b.1844; d/o Otis Stinson and Martha Dow
d.1876 Green's Landing (now Stonington); buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
m.(2)Dec. 17, 1876 Melissa Elwood (Colby) Davis Holden; Charles was Melissa's third husband.
b.May 27, 1844 Webb's Cove, Stonington, ME; d/o Oliver Lane Colby and Abigail Knowlton
d.Oct. 13, 1920 Stonington, ME bur. Woodlawn Cemetery
Melissa m.(1)Dec. 4, 1860 Joseph Davis, s/o Joseph Davis of Brooksville
Melissa and Joseph Davis had 4 children:
- Floreston I. Quinn Davis b.Sept. 29, 1862; drowned in Boston Harbor Apr. 16, 1888
- Charles Barbour Davis b.Mar. 20, 1864 res.Vinalhaven, ME
- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Viola Lane (Davis) Pierce b.May 13, 1866 d.1957 res.Boston, MA m.Frederick Pierce
CHILD of Lizzie:
- Dorothy Pierce d.1946
- Jacob Carlton Davis [called J. Carlton] b.June 4, 1868 res.Boston, MA
Melissa m.(2)Amasa "Samuel" E. Holden, her former teacher
CHILD of Melissa and Samuel Holden:
- Amasa Amidon Holden b.at Mark Island, ME in lightkeeper's home Mar. 16, 1872 d.May 31, 1940 Deering, NHres.Hillsboro, NH m.April 12, 1899 at Malden, MA to Mary Emma Barnes b.Somerville, MA d/o Albert Lemual Barnes and Clara Robinson (Shepard) Barnes
CHILDREN of Charles and Elizabeth Ann:
- Willie Edmund Cousins b.May 21, 1870, d.Dec. 27, 1936 m.June 1, 1895 Sarah Bray d/o Thomas Bray and Percinia Fifield
- Percy Atwood Cousins b.Mar. 11, 1872 d.Dec. 29, 1898 unmarried
CHILDREN OF Charles and Melissa:
- Jennie Dess Cousins (named for the Schooner "Jennie Dess") b.June 30, 1877 Stonington, ME d.Jan. 30, 1942 Norwich, CT m.June 30, 1897 William Leander Muttart--Clergyman, b. March 14, 1870 Cape Traverse, PEI, Canada, s/o John Leard Muttart (1828-1913) [s/o Charles Muttart (1798-1855) and Margaret Leard (1804-1871)]; and Isabelle (Muttart) (1836-1902) of Prince Edward Island [d/o George Muttart Jr. (1806-1863) and Ann Duncan (1804-1896)]. Jennie and William lived in Concord, NH and then moved to Connecticut.
CHILDREN of Jennie Dess and William:
- Ina Belle Muttart b.May 24,1898 Vinalhaven, ME d.March 16, 1958 Norwich, CT
- Raymond Chetwin Muttart b.Feb. 1, 1901 Chapatchet, RI d.Jan. 12, 1986 Norwich, CT m.April 3, 1926 Preston, CT Marion Pierce
- Esther Elmwood Muttart b.Sept. 30, 1902 Capachet, RI d.April 1, 1987 Norwich, CT m.June 14, 1924 Walter McClimon Preston, CT
- Harold Hoffman Muttart b.April 4, 1904 Falmouth, MA d.Dec. 24, 1987 Norwich, CT m.July 3, 1925 Edith Evelyn Pierce, Preston, CT
See Rev. Muttart and Jennie photo here.
- Charles Lyman Cousins b.Oct. 4, 1879 d.1914
- Robert Knowlton Cousins b. July 31, 1883 d.1930
- Ethel Fredrika Cousins b.Sept. 30, 1888 Stonington d.April 1967, res.Ambler, PA m.Sept. 8, 1913 Stephen T. Heath, Jr., s/o Stephen Heath and Emily Frances Kemble, b.Feb. 22,1885 d.Apr. 13, 1938
CHILDREN of Ethel and Stephen:
- Virginia Cousins Heath b.June 17, 1920, m.Feb. 15, 1941 William Stuckley Lytle of Pleasantville, PA., b.1915
- Elizabeth Kemble Heath b.March 26, 1922, m.Apr. 10, 1944 Robert L. Cummins b.1923; divorced June 1976
- Marion Frances Heath b.Feb. 23, 1924 d.Jan. 1998; m.May 13, 1942 Robert Ivan Dixon, b.Jan. 17, 1921 son of Percy Ivan Dixon and Mary Ellen Shivie
NOTES: Charles was named for his Uncle Charles Cousins, hence the Charles Cousins Cousins moniker.
Before coming to Deer Isle, Charles had erected the frame of a house at Oak Point, Trenton. He had been coasting but shifted to a fishing vessel that put in at So. Deer Isle. It was when mackerelling was at its top notch and So. Deer Isle enjoyed the distinction of being one of the thriftiest hamlets on the Maine coast. Together with being well impressed with the outlook and the acquaintance of Otis Stinson's daughter, Lizzie Ann, the Oak Point house was never finished but razed for other uses of lumber instead.
Charles married Lizzie Ann on March 27, 1869. They moved into the house of John Robbins in So. Deer Isle. They then moved into what has been termed "the Cole House" on Mill Hill. It stood where there is now a cleared field, threatened with alders, etc., between "Lovers Lane" and the old road on the summit of Mill Hill. In 1872 they moved from there to Stonington where he purchased about an acre of land.
Lizzie Ann died in 1876 with TB, and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Charles married the widow Melissa Elwood (Colby) Davis Holden, to whom he was published in D.I. Nov. 29, 1876.
See Marion Dixon's Story about her grandparents.
Charles established a trucking business on [the] Island--particularly Stonington--with the aid of his husky son, Charles Lyman, and the help of Percy, and the business was then handed down to the youngest son, Robert (who operated it until his death in 1930)--except the many horses, once trotting down the street, [were] replaced by motor trucks.
Melissa filled out the remainder of Samuel E. Holden's commission as Keeper of Mark Island Light after his death.
See Picture of Mark Island Light ca.1910.
Another news story of Melissa on Mark Island can be found at Colby Family homepage.
See Melissa's Obituary
See Melissa's Picture
See BLN Bio of Amasa: Here
See Amasa's Stories
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b.May 21, 1870, s/o Charles C. Cousins and Elizabeth Ann Stinson
d.Dec. 27, 1936 Stonington ME; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stonington
m.June 1, 1895 Sarah Lydia Bray
b.Feb. 5, 1875, d/o Thomas Cole Bray and Percinia Fifield
d.Mar. 22, 1942
CHILDREN of Willie and Sarah:
- Fred William Cousins b.Dec. 29, 1896 d.July 29, 1982 m.June 13, 1919 Florence Ruth Bridges b.June 22, 1899 d.Sept. 6, 1972; d/o Samuel Bridges and Hattie Conary
CHILD of Fred and Florence:
- private (still living)
- private (still living)
- private (still living)
- private (still living)
- Percy Cousins Cousins b.Apr. 22, 1899 d.May 1940 bur. Stonington m.Nov. 11, 1922 Virgie Ann Lisheness b.Mar. 18, 1896 d.Dec. 2, 1984 at Willards, MD bur. Hew Hope Cemetery, Willards, MD; d/o Frank Lisheness and Hannah Alptena Lee
CHILD of Percy and Virgie Ann:
See Claris' Story about Granpa Bill and Her Parents
- Claris Nova (Cousins) Chance b.Sept. 17, 1923 m.at Presque Isle Army Air Field, Presque Isle, ME on March 30, 1945 Louie Elza Chance s/o Elza Joseph and Martha (Smith) Chance.
- Woodrow Pershing Cousins b.Sept. 19, 1918 m.Aug. 17, 1939 Clara Jeanette Robbins b.Aug. 26, 1916; dau. of Horace E. Robbins and Ruth Ellen Thompson
CHILDREN of Woodrow and Clara:
- Diane Cousins b.Sept. 22, 1940 d.July 3, 1994 m.Bedford E. Redman
CHILDREN of Diane and Bedford Redman
- Johnathon W. Redman b. Jan. 20, 1965 d.Dec. 17, 1991 m.Yvonne _______
- Steve Redman m.Ann ______
- Randy Redman m.Julie ______
- Kate Redman m.Robert Warford
- Ruth Ellen Cousins b.Oct. 19, 1944 d.Nov. 27, 1944
- Frank Cousins
- Calvin Cousins
BLN Notes: ...Willie in his younger days, went with his father in the packet and freighting vessel but soon changed to the quarry fad where he ran a hoisting engine on Crotch Island. His feet giving out from excessive straining of arches in holding brake levers, he turned his attention to lighter work in April 1905, so took up restaurant duties with Sadie as cook, in a small store house building he purchased from his father on his dock adjoinging Russ. He prospered here and hen raised the upper story of the house so as to make a commodious suite of rooms which well serve him as home.
Entertaining, honest and of temperate habits, he is esteemed as one of Stonington's best citizens. He was a good patron the Masonic and Pythian fraternities until his duties confined him strictly at home.
During the World War, business in Bath had an extreme inflation due to war vessel contracts, so that he opened a stand there until the boom was over and upon returning to Stonington has adhered steadily to his old stand. Religiouly, he is an extreme liberalist or rationalist and politically a Democrat.
After his mother's death his step-mother, Melissa, loved and cared for him as she did her own.
Virgie Lisheness Cousins (wife of Percy) retired from teaching, mandatory on her 70th birthday, March 18, 1966. Upon her retirement she lived with Claris and Louie in Willards, Md during the winter months and in Maine during the summer, until 1980 then lived with Claris and Louie year-round.
See Fred and Percy's picture here.
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b.Oct. 4, 1879 Deer Isle, son of Charles C.Cousins and Melissa E. Colby
d.1914 Deer Isle
b.Mar. 28, 1883, dau. of John Fifield and Mary Hosmer
d.Jan. 7, 1950
See Aunt Susie's Cake Recipe
CHILDREN of Charles Lyman and Susie:
- Marion Emily Cousins b.Sept. 18, 1903 d. m.Lincoln James Aikens b.Dec. 2, 1898 South Windham, ME s/o James Aikins and Cora Harlow. (See Lincoln bio here)
CHILDREN of Marion and Lincoln:
- Jean Aikins b.March 31, 1930 d. March 14, 1999, See Letter re: Jean
- Ann Aikins b.Aug. 22, 1926 d.ca.2000
CHILDREN of Ann:
- C. Lawrence Cousins b.Nov. 10, 1910 d.Jan. 10, 1980 m.Nov. 30, 1936 (private-still living)
CHILDREN of C. Lawrence and wife:
- private - still living
- Judith Ellen Cousins b.1937 d.Nov. 1994 m.(1)Dr. William H. Austin (divorced) m.(2) Robert Flaherty (divorced)
CHILDREN of Judy and William:
- private - still living
- Private - still living
- private - still living
- Ethel Elmwood Cousins b.Jan. 3, 1913 d.Jan. 4, 1917 aged 4-0-1 from indigestion convulsions--having a hydrocephalic tendency.--BLN
BLN Notes: He acquired the old [Cookins?] house and lot adjoining the southern border of the High School lot where he built a nice residence, in which lives his widow today. ...just across the street, he erected a store and [?]overhead where he first set up housekeeping and did a smart grocery business with, for a clerk, the present Clayton Gilley of Rockland, who was succeeded by Leon [Hart?] (son of Walter) now (1928) of Boston. Lyman contracted rheumatic fever which so ruined his health by involvement of the heart that he d.March 18, 1914 at noon from cardiac failure and Bright's disease in the residence where now lives the widow, aged 55-5-14.
Susie m.(2) Robert Knowlton Cousins, a younger brother of Lyman. [soon divorced]
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b.July 31, 1883/4, son of Charles C. Cousins and Melissa E. Colby
d.1930 (drowned off Barter's Wharf in Stonington)
m.(1)Jan. 1, 1908 Agatha Cole Grindle
b.July 6, 1882 Brooksville, dau. of Elwood Grindle and Emma Limeburner
d.Sept. 16, 1920 (drowned in a well in Stonington)
m.(2)Jan. 24, 1923 Susie (Fifield) Cousins--his brother's widow(divorced)
m.(3)Oct. 26, 1929 Martha I "Belle" (Darling) Hamblen
CHILDREN of Robert and Aggie:
- Rebecca Imogene Cousins, b. Oct. 11, 1910 Stonington, ME d.Oct. 11, 2002 Deer Isle, ME m.Aug. 25, 1936 Elwood Knight
- private - still living
- private - still living
- Robert Elwood Knight b.Oct. 13, 1944 Blue Hill, ME d.Feb. 20, 1988 Georgetown, CT
- Helene "Lar" Elwood Cousins b.May 17, 1916 d.Dec. 26, 1986 m.1945 in Honiton, England, Dr. George Vincent Stephens, s/o William George Stephens and Agnes Catherine Baya; b.Jan. 21, 1910 Atlanta GA.
See: Aunt Lar's Stories of growing up in Stonington
See: Helene Cousins' Picture
See: Helene Cousins' Army Picture
- CHILD of Helene and George: private-still living
- CHILD: private-still living
See: Robert's and Aggie's wedding invitation.
See: Aggie's photo.
See: Rebecca and Robert Cousins.
See: Bob Cousins' Picture.
See: Rebecca about 4 years old.
See: Rebecca and Helene Cousins.
See: Rebecca Cousins Knight's Obituary.
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