NOTES: Some early Trundy history from Yahoo Genealogy Trundy, Hosmer's History of the Town of Deer Isle [pages 97-98], and from the LDS records of Dr. B.Lake Noyes.

George Trundy Holland
m.(1)Elizabeth Trefethen
d.Newcastle, NH
bur.May 8, 1720 Boston
m.(2)Feb. 22, 1721 of Newburyport, MA; Sarah Watts

CHILDREN of George and Elizabeth included:

  1. Elizabeth Trundy at Kittery, ME m.June 13, 1712 at Kittery [by Rev. Jeremiah Wise]; Joshua Remington of Berwick, ME
  2. Sarah Trundy, who was in court for stealing food from one Jeremiah Walford. She may have been the Sarah Trundy who married Richard More of Boston Aug. 3, 1730.
  3. John Trundy b.abt.1698 d.Oct. 1755 aged 57, Falmouth, ME
  4. Susannah Trundy m.May 17, 1714 Boston, MA; Joseph Candis

NOTES: George became a freeman March 6, 1692/3. He may have lived in Boston for some years between 1693 and May 1698 when his name first appeared on the tax rolls of Newcastle, NH where he earned a living caulking ships. In April 1699 she served on a coroner's jury at Stratham, NH.

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John Trundy

b.abt.1698, s/o George and Elizabeth (Trefethen) Trundy
d.Oct. 1755 aged 57, Falmouth, ME
m.(1)abt.1725 Deer Isle, ME Jane (______) Coats, widow of Robert Coats
m.(2)Catherine _______

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Trundy m.Sept. 4, 1748 Falmouth, ME; Elizabeth Mayer
  2. William Trundy m.Anna ______; owned property in Newcastle by 1756. Both he and son William Jr. served in Revolutionary War. During the war his two-story house at Newcastle was used for quartering troops.
  3. Abigail Trundy 25, 1760 Brunswick, ME Malcolm John.
  4. Elizabeth Trundy m.Nov. 30, 1752 Boston, MA; Simeon Smith
  5. Sarah Trundy m.Oct. 4, 1750 John Kipling
  6. Jane Trundy prob. the same who m.Oct. 13, 1776 at Rye NH; Edward Tredick
  7. George Trundy m.Nov. 30, 1757 at Falmouth, ME; Olive Jordan
    The following were minors at the time of John's death:
  8. Samuel Trundy b.abt.1741
  9. Benjamin Trundy
  10. Tobias Trundy sea while serving in Rev. War. Was engaged to Abigail Rand of Rye, NH.
  11. Charity Trundy b.1740 d.Sept. 4, 1819 m.April 20, 1760 Thomas Gustin
  12. Susannah Trundy
  13. Thomas Trundy b.1742/3 d.March 8, 1800 Portsmouth, NH m.(1)April 17, 1766 Portsmouth, NH Mary Mitchell m.(2)Nov. 6, 1785 Martha Gunnison, a widow who died Portsmouth, NH Oct. 30, 1840, age 87. Thomas was in the lumber business with his brother William of Newcastle. Beginning in 1766 William and Thomas each paid taxes on half a vessel, delivered lumber, and sold firewood to local residents of Newcastle agreeing to support the cause of the Rev. War. (N.H. State Papers, Vol. 30, p.96.) Thomas' first wife, Mary Mitchel, was probably the daughter of George Mitchel, a surveyor at Portsmouth and his wife Sarah (Parish Register of Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, NH, p.13). "Feb. 24, 1746, Mary dau. of George and Sarah Mitchel baptized".

NOTES: I got the name of Samuel's father and the line back from the Robert Wylie Family History Website at John's name appears on the tax rolls of Newcasle, NH from 1720 through 1743. He was a brick mason, timber dealer, and an inn holder by 1729. In 1726 John and Jane bought and sold property in Newcastle. In 1743 John sold his Newcastle property to Thomas Bell and moved his family to Falmouth, ME where he and second wife bought property in Cape Elizabeth.

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Copy of a letter in the B.L. Noyes collection:

Portland, Me., Jan. 25, 1931

My dear Dr. Noyes:

Recently I went over to the Cape (Elizabeth) to call on an aunt, Malvina Trundy Merriman (who is 86 years of age). She showed me a paper clipping from the Press Herald and asked me if I would write you what little knowledge she had of Trundy's Reef.

She says: "The first Trundy (William) settled in Kittery about 200 years ago. He had two children, George and Jane. After death of William the property was divided, George taking all his money and coming to Portland settled on Cape and acquired all the land eastward of what is the main road on Cape Elizabeth. It included many hundreds of acres. The said George built a house on land which is now east of the Methodist Church.

George had two children--son and daughter---the son being named for grandfather, William. The son heired the property. Now William had eight children, one dying in infancy.

William's two sons, William and John, were left the land. William had the part which included the old homestead and the land which, as I said, is to the east of the now main road. How far the land runs I do not know. John's part included the reef and what is now known as Shore Acres. Two of William's children are now living--Malvina Trundy Merriman (86) and Annie Elizabeth Henley (80). John's son Leander also survives."

These are the facts as Mrs. Merriman remembers them. If there are any questions you would like to ask she would be glad to tell you if she knows.

I am the granddaughter of William Trundy and daughter of Julia Trundy Henley. On the Henley side I have a cousin who married a Miss Knowlton of Sunset whom you may recall, as her husband said she knew you.

Trusting this may answer at least part of your queries, I am

Sincerely, (Miss) Annie T. Henley, Eastland Hotel, Portland, Maine.

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Samuel Trundy

b.abt.1741 Cape Elizabeth; s/o John and Jane Trundy
d.March 17 or 19, 1804
m.abt.1761 Deer Isle, Ann Carey; she m.(2)April 11, 1805 James Jordon m.(3)Sept. 5, 1819 Jeremiah Stover
b.abt.1743 ME

CHILDREN (14) of Samuel and Ann [they were the grandparents of one hundred and twenty]:

  1. Daniel Trundy d.1835 in Dover, ME m.Sarah Jordan
  2. Samuel Trundy b.prob. Sunset, Deer Isle, ME ca.1771 Newburyport, MA m.Oct. 1, 1804 Jane Dyer of Castine dau.of Michael and Jane Dyer
  3. Thomas Trundy b.1801 d.1846 m.April 8, 1821 Olive Smith
  4. John W. Trundy b.Nov. 30, 1796 d.April 1859/60 in Rockland pub.Jan. 14, 1817 Hannah Small
  5. Mary Trundy (eldest dau.) m.Peletiah Barter (b.1772) 10 children
  6. Mercy Trundy d.1860 m.David Thurlow (Abram), (b.1775) 12 children
  7. daughter m.Daniel Crockett
  8. Olive Trundy 17, 1801 Jonathan Pressey
  9. Deborah Trundy m.John Whitmore
  10. Elizabeth Trundy b.1803 m.Hon. Richard Warren (b.1786 d.1865) son of Thomas Warren
  11. Susanna Trundy m.Abner Lane

Samuel moved to Deer Isle in 1765. His mother came with him and was his housekeeper for a few years when her other son, George came and removed her to his home. Their father had died as a young man, leaving two sons.(p.47, History of Deer Isle)

Thomas Trundy

b.1801 Deer Isle, ME; s/o Samuel and Ann (Carey) Trundy
d.4 a.m. July 18, 1846 8, 1821 Olive Smith of Vinalhaven; she m.(2) 23, 1847 John Stinson of Stinson's Neck and she had a son George when she was 52 years old.

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Smith Trundy b.Oct. 27, 1821
  2. Mary Sellers Trundy b.Oct. 21, 1825 m.Kendall Kimball, Rockland
  3. Olive Trundy b.Sept. 18, 1827
  4. Deborah W. Trundy b.Sept. 18, 1827 d.y.?
  5. Asa Turner Trundy b.1823 moved to Addison, a tanner
  6. Deborah W. Trundy b.Sept. 18, 1829 d.y.?
  7. Warren Trundy b.Sept. 6, 1831/2 moved to Boston m.Hannah Benson, dau of Jeptha Benson (DAR Line)
  8. Rebecca Stinson Trundy b.May 2, 1834
  9. Lucy Ann Trundy b.Aug. 8, 1836 (DIVR:d/o Thomas + Olive W.??) d.single
  10. Susan Harriet Webb Trundy b.Sept. 29, 1839
  11. Benjamin Babbidge Trundy b.May 4, 1842 moved to Boston; made tents and awnings
  12. Adelia H. Trundy b.Apr. 20, 1845
  13. Abbie, m.Nat Leaman, Chelsea
  14. Delia Trundy d.single
  15. maybe other girls

Thomas Sr. lived in a house near Joseph Small's on Cross Road, from Long Cove Hill to Sunset. My father was raised in that house on north side of old road and some years ago when I was a boy it (cellar) was half filled with shrubbery and rubbish. (Re: BLN--Frank Trundy interview May 1, 1921)

From Island Chronicles Accounts of Days Past in Deer Isle and Stonington page 62 by Clayton H. Gross 1977: "(This may have been Thomas T. Trundy, who was noted for his photographic memory. It is said that he was chided by the new preacher, upon leaving church, for not paying attention to the sermon, whereupon he preached the sermon back to the astonished preacher, word for word.)" NOTE: Is Thomas T. Trundy this Thomas?

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Thomas Smith Trundy

b.Oct. 27, 1821; s/o Thomas and Olive (Smith-of Vinylhaven) Trundy
Occupation: Sail Maker
m.Dec. 5, 1855 Deer Isle, ME Julia Crabtree Sadler
b.March 28, 1836 d/o Joshua and Mary (Crabtree) Sadler
d.June 18, 1888

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Francis "Frank" Marion Trundy b.Sept. 17, 1856 Sunshine (D.I. and personal), named for Gen. Marion; Occupation: Fisherwarden. m.(1)Nancy Gross b.1853 Oceanville, d/o of Wm and Nancy (Harvey) Gross. Nancy died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11, 1915 bur. at Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville. Frank m.(2)Anna Augusta Barbour
  2. Eleanor "Nellie" Trundy b.Nov. 15, 1857 (DI); or Nov. 14 (information on death cert.); m.Dec. 25, 1878 Cornelius Merritt Gross, son of Hiram; d.Nov. 12, 1928,
  3. George Washington Trundy, b.August 7, 1859 Sunshine (not in DI Recs); m.Ada Maude Hardy, b.March 21, 1871 on Freeze's Island, D.I., who had previously m.John Dow.
  4. Mary Olive Trundy b.Sept. 27, 1862 (DI) d.Jan. 20, 1902; m.Augustus "Gus"Gross as his 1st wife, having a large family on Trundy's Point where she d.
  5. Anna L. Trundy b.Oct. 10, 1866 (DI) m.James H. Tyler and m.(2)Augustus Gross, above.
  6. Edward "Ed" Harris Trundy b.April 7, 1876 d.Nov. 26, 1955 Searsport, ME m.Ellen M. Dunham, d/o Fred Dunham of Sunshine; left Oceanville and bought Dustin Sellers' place in Sunshine after mar., then went to Brooklin, Swans Island, and now in Searsport; no children [Note: Aunt Ellen was still living in Searsport when we moved there in 1967, she died April 1, 1977. A sweet woman.--HAW][Ellen's Obituary: ELLEN TRUNDY Searsport; Ellen M. Trundy died at a Belfast Hospital, Friday, April 1. She was born in Deer Isle, Feb. 19, 1886, daughter of Frederick and Abigail (Stanley) Dunham. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Young's Funeral Home, Monday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Browne of the Full Gospel Church officiating. Spring burial will be in the Grove Cemetery, Belfast. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may contribute to their favorite charity.]
  7. Jennie White Trundy b.July 5, 1871 [Rec. in D.I. as "James W., son of above parents] d.Dec. 24, 1899 of puerperal fever, m.Dec. 8, 1888 Emory Lee Buckminster
    CHILDREN of Jennie and Emory included:

Notes: Julia Crabtree Sadler, b.March 27, 1936 (per gravestone); pub. Dec. 3, and m.Dec. 5, 1855, by Rev. Abraham Plummer, (DI). Thomas Smith Trundy was born D.I. Oct. 27, 1821, son of Thomas & Olive Smith Trundy (DI); Olive Smith being of the Smiths of Vinalhaven, Tom Trundy, Jr., first lived in Sunshine where he built the present (1934) Freeman Sprague house, near Pioneer Thomas Stinson's site, now resided in by Chas. Mcdonald; then he moved onto Trundy's Point (named for him) in Oceanville onto the Lufkin Place, where his dau. Mary who m.Gus Gross lived and died, and where deaf Jim Gross last lived as occupant. Julia d. in Oceanville and was buried in Greenwood cemetery, her stone reading; "Julia C., wife of Thomas S. Trundy, d.June 18, 1888 aged 52-2-21." Some informant on the Trundy family (think it was her son Frank) said that Julia was b.March 28, 1835. [re: B.L.N.]

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