Stinson

James Stinson

b.1679 in Tyrone, Ireland, parents ukn
d.Feb. 9, 1749 in Georgetown, ME
m.Jane Stinwife
b.abt.1680 Ireland
d.Feb. 28, 1755

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Stinson b.1700
  2. John Stinson b.1714 Ireland m.1740 Jane Huston b.1720 in Ballamera Co, Ireland, d/o ukn

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Thomas Stinson (Deacon)

b.1700 Belfast, Ireland s/o James Stinson and Jane Stinwife
d.March 28, 1780 in Woolwich, ME
bur. Nequasett Burying Ground, Woolwich, ME
m.Catherine Carr (Parr)
b.1700 Belfast, Ireland
d.Nov. 19, 1769 Woolwich, ME
bur. Nequasett Burying Ground, Woolwich, ME

CHILDREN included (8 sons & three daughters):

  1. Andrew Stinson b.bef.1726
  2. William Stinson b.bef.1728
  3. James Stinson b.bef.1730
  4. Thomas Stinson b.bef.1732
  5. John Stinson b.bef.1734
  6. Robert Stinson b.Aug. 12, 1736 d.Nov. 6, 1808
  7. Isabella Stinson b.bef.1738
  8. Samuel Stinson b.bef.1740
  9. David Stinson b.bef.1742
  10. Mary Stinson b.bef.1744 m.Thomas Howard

Thomas Stinson is said to have come to Maine with Dunbar's Scotch-Irish Colony. He settled on Arrowsic Island, then a part of Georgetown, ME, but later included in the town of Woolwich, ME. He was a Presbytarian minister. He and son Thomas sigened the petition for the incorporation of Woolwich, Me. as a town, April 1, 1754.

Thomas Stinson moved from Georgetown, Me. to Boston, Mass., where he lived about twelve years; and from which place he and his family moved to Deer Isle, Me., in 1765, being the first settlers on what is now known as Stinson's Neck.

Thomas Stinson was an officer in the army during the Frence and Indian wars. At the suggestion of his wife, he conducted the first religious services held on Deer Isle He was a man of piety and performed the first religious service under a large tree on his property; and was a deacon of the church established at Deer Isle in 1773. He was among the first justices of the peace at Deer Isle. He was moderator of the first town meeting and chairman of the first board of selectmen at Deer Isle. Thomas Stinson's real estate passed into the hands of his son, John; at it later became the property of Hardy Lane.

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Thomas Stinson

b.Jan. 13, 1732 Georgetown, ME; s/o Thomas and Catherine (Carr) Stinson
m.Dec. 16, 1756 in Boston, MA Margaret McClure dau. of Deacon Samuel McClure

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Stinson b.abt.1757
  2. Samuel Stinson b.1758 d.abt.1847 m.Hannah Babbidge--Served in the Rev. War
  3. William Stinson b.April 2, 1797 d.abt.1848 m.(1)______ York, m.(2)Polly Calef m.(3)Sarah widow of William Webb. William Stinson was in 1825 a Representative to the Legislature.
  4. John Stinson m.(1)Isabel Dyer of Castine/Brooksvill m.(2)Olive Smith Trundy the widow of Thomas Trundy
  5. Margaret Stinson m.Thomas Robbins, Jr.
  6. Catherine Stinson m.George Adams
  7. Jane Stinson m.______ Haskell

NOTES: Moved to Deer Isle, ME in 1765 from Woolwich, ME. He was the settler on what is known as Stinson's Neck.

Will of Thomas Stinson, as copied by BLN: Vol 8, p 35 & pub on p 37: TS is an Esquire of bodily health imperfect...wife Margaret to have 1/2 of cleared land, 1/2 of wood land, 1/2 of dwelling house, 1/2 of barn now in my possession & under my improvement, also 1/2 of stock in cattle I have at decease. 1/2 of household furniture & ...during her natural life.
At her decease I give to son John Stinson all she has left at her decease except bequests hereafter named to sons Thomas, Samuel, & William to each of them 12 shillings. My daus. Margaret Robbins, Jane Haskell, and Catherine Adams to each of them 12 shillinge ...to be paid by executor after decease of wife within 1 year. July 10, 1795 Thomas Stinson. Wit: Peter Powers, James Gibson, Isabel Gibson. Capt. Ignatius Haskell, Executor, Capt. Thomas Thompson and my son John executors. July 11, 1795 Probated April 27, 1813.

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Thomas Stinson

b.abt.1757 s/o Thomas and Margaret (McClure) Stinson
[BLN notes the death of Thomas Stinson on July 27, 1832. Our Thomas?] m.(1)Eunice Colby
b.June 22, 1761 Kingston, NH d/o Joseph Colby Sr. and Sarah Thurlow
bapt.Aug. 2, 1761 Newbury, MA
d.Apr. 26, 1828 Deer Isle
m.(2)Susannah Trundy, widow of Abner Lane
m.(3)Elizabeth (Daggett)--Elizabeth was married 5 times. 1st to Elijah Toothaker who drown ca.1810; m.(2)Capt. Belcher Tyler m.(3)Thomas Stinson m.(4)Samuel Jordon of Sedgwick m.(5)Mr. Dominicus Carman of Deer Isle. "...she having as many husbands as the woman of Samaria", says Hosmer.

CHILDREN:

  1. Joseph Colby Stinson b.Jan. 14, 1782 Deer Isle d.abt.1850 m.Mary Dow of Deer Isle d/o John and Elizabeth (Saunders) Dow
  2. Thomas Stinson (Dea.) 3rd & Jr. b.Oct. 20, 1784 Deer Isle m.1802 Mary Robbins
  3. Jesse Stinson b.Jan. 11, 1786 m.Abigail Small dau. of Thomas Small
  4. Lydia Stinson b.Apr. 4, 1788 d.1880 m.Jedidiah Darling of Bluehill
  5. Hannah Stinson b.Oct. 11, 1790 m.______ Wright of Machias
  6. Sarah Stinson b.Apr. 16, 1793 m.July 15, 1821 by Rev. Samuel Allen, Gideon Candage of Bluehill
  7. William Stinson b.May 2, 1797 bapt. Aug. 6, 1797 d.abt.1848 m.(1) ______ York m.(2)Polly Calef m.(3)Sarah, widow of William Webb
  8. Eunice Stinson b.July 29, 1801 m.Joseph C. Small ("Snap-Eye" Joe), son of Edward and Hannah (Colby) Small. They were cousins.
  9. Betsey Stinson b.July 27, 1803 Deer Isle d.May 15, 1834 m.John Judkins son of Leonard and Sarah (Colby) Judkins

Lived at Webb's Cove.

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Joseph Colby Stinson

b.Jan. 14, 1782 Deer Isle, ME son of Thomas Stinson, Jr. and Eunice Colby
d.abt.1850
m.Mary Dow
b.Oct. 20, 1789 d/o John Dow and Elizabeth Saunders

CHILDREN:

  1. Edmund Sylvester Stinson b.1807 m.ca.1830 Bethiah Moore Webb b.ca.1807 d/o William and Sarah Dow Crockett Webb. She m.(2)William Stinson
  2. Avery Stinson d.y.
  3. Jack Stinson m.Joan Lane
  4. Albion Stinson m.Elmira
  5. Caroline Stinson m.Thomas Thurston
  6. Mehitable "Hattie" Stinson m.John Knight

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Thomas Stinson

b.Oct. 20, 1784 Deer Isle; s/o Thomas Stinson and Eunice Colby
d.July 27, 1832 [D.I.V.R.--I think this Thomas.]
m.1802 Mary Robbins
b.d/o Thomas Robbins

    CHILDREN of Thomas and Mary:
  1. Olive b.Aug. 8, 1808
  2. Lydia
  3. Otis
  4. Jesse Stinson b.March 2, 1811 m.Sarah Greenlaw
  5. Eunice b.Nov. 12, 1814
  6. Jonathan b.Oct. 31, 1820
  7. Sophia b.April 24, 1822
  8. Eliza

Jesse Stinson

b.March 2, 1811 s/o Thomas and Mary (Robbins) Stinson
d.May 1836
m.Nov. 10, 1833 Sarah Greenlaw who m.(1)George Small [son, Geo.Jr.], m.(2)Jesse Stinson, m.(3)Alexander McCalb [2 daus, Rebecca W. and Deborah], and m.(4)______ Bryant

CHILD of Jesse and Sarah:

  1. Susan Webb Stinson b.Sept. 24, 1835 m.Robert K. Buckminster
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Jack Stinson

b.May 9, 1813 Deer Isle, ME
m.Oct. 6, 1835 Joan Lane

CHILDREN included:

  1. Charles Stinson b.abt.1845
  2. Albert Stinson
  3. William Stinson
  4. Levi Stinson m.Lydia Thurlow d/o Moody Thurlow
  5. Mary Ann Stinson b. Feb. 14, 1835 Deer Isle, ME d.July 3, 1864 m. William Young
  6. Clara Stinson d.age 18 of consumption
  7. Hiram (?) Stinson

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