PENDLETONS   and PORTERS

New England, including: Pendleton, Porter, Batchelder, Black, Bryan, Carver, Chase, Coombs, Crosby, Dollof, French, Griffin, Libby, Merrithew, Nichols, Nutter, Pitner, Shute, Smith, Ward,     

 Mary Emmeline Porter

GENERATION NEW

Caleb Pendleton and wife Elizabeth Lamphere (?)

GENERATION 1

JAMES PENDLETON was born about 1689 in Westerly, RI, where he died on June 9, 1753. James married Elizabeth Brown on January 6, 1717/18; she was born on May 9, 1694 in Stonington, CT.

 

GENERATION 2  and 3

Thomas was born 3 JAN 1718/19 in Westerly, Rhode Island and

 died about  1809 in Deer Island, NB, Canada

JOSHUA PENDLETON  was born 2 Jun 1755 in Stonington, CT and died 1 Feb 1844 in Belfast or Northport, ME.  He married SALLY OR NANCY NUTTER.   Around  1771 he settled in Islesboro Maine with other members of his family.  Sometime around 1810 he moved to Northport Maine and it was here in War of 1812 that his home was robbed by the British (tradition says it happened in Revolutionary War!)  At the time of his death, his widow was "Catherine" Patten who was his 4th wife.

GENERATION 4 - CHILDREN OF JOSHUA AND SALLY

Children of JOSHUA PENDLETON and SALLY or NANCY  NUTTER are:

NANCY PENDLETON, born in 1775 at Islesboro, ME, died on January 3rd 1830.  During her lifetime she married WILLIAM PENDLETON, likely a cousin on January 9th in 1795.  William was born June 17th 1769 in Westerly RI and died on March 20th, 1824 in Searsport -- about 5 years before Nancy.  Both are both buried in Bowditch Cemetery. William Pendleton was the son of Peleg and Anne Park Pendleton of Searsport and the twin of Abigail Pendleton.  See next generation.

SALLY  PENDLETON, born in 1777 at Islesboro; married Alban Elwell about 1794; died in 1854.  No other information.

 

LOIS  PENDLETON, born in 1781 at Islesboro; married William Burns JR. of Islesboro on 22 January 1799.  She died in Bremen Maine on June 10, 1866. 

One of their sons, Nelson, went to Australia, where he married and had his family and his descendants now spread over both Australia and New Zealand.  Tradition says...Nelson jumped ship when he got to Melbourne, Australia. And that he was married to a Susan L before she died in 1851, perhaps in Maine.  Ultimately in Australia he met Mary  Ann Martin and they have 5 children, then married and had 7 more. 

1ST POSSIBLE WM. BURNS PARENTAGE:

Nelson's father, William Burns, was the son of William Burns Sr. b 1741 in Boothbay area of Maine and Elizabeth Young b 1746.  Elizabeth was Sr.'s second wife and they wed on July 26 1767.  Sr.'s first wife was Margaret Fullerton, whom he married in Boothbay about 4 years earlier (about 1763)  and must have divorced as Margaret was born 1741 and did not die until April 17, 1822 in Boothbay Maine after she became Mrs. William McClintock in 1773 and had 2 children with McClintock.

Other new info:  William  Burns died October 28, 1856.  Lois and William Burns likely had the following children:

William Burns III, born May 10, 1800 in Bristol, Maine.  He married Permelia Andrews and had a daughter Mary G. Burns born 1825. Wm. III served as a Coast-Guard in the War of 1812.  Mary G. Died in 1873.  Mary was the wife of Vincent Richards.   Picture of Mary G. Richards:

Green Burns, b. 27 Oct 1801 and married 1) Sarah Smith and 2) Jane Jones.

John Burns, b. 12 Feb. 1803.

Nancy Burns, b. 10 Feb 1805; married William Taylor.

Joseph Burns, b. 10 Feb. 1805; d. 2 years later on 28 Nov 1809 (died young)

Sally Burns 1809-1817 (died about age 8)

James Burns 1812-1812 (died at birth or stillborn)

Betsey, b 3 May 1813; died 18 Nov 1814 (died young)

Thomas Burns b. July 9, 1817

Nelson Burns b. December 28, 1821 in Bremen, Lincoln Maine.  Married 1:  Sarah Barker.  Then he settled in Australia where he married again.

Joseph Burns  b. 31 Dec 1823- died 10 April.  M. 8 Aug. 1843 Ann Lauretta Lawler.  He was a solider of the Civil War, serving in Co. I, 21st Regt. Me. Volunteers.  His daughter Mrs. Lois Carter of East Weymouth, MA had the family bible from which most of this record was taken.  Another daughter Mrs. Bainbridge L. Coggan, lived at Muscongus, Maine per the book Brian Pendleton and his Descendants, 1599-1910 (Search for it on Google Books.

 

2ND POSSIBLE WM. BURNS PARENTAGE From  "The Old Bestia Book":

"William b.Nov.12, 1733, m 1st Mary (Maxwell), m 2nd Elizabeth (Young) T.R.2
Dea. William, h. Margaret (McClintock), d May 13, 1821, a 88y. G R 38
(s. Joseph who settled under Dunbar T.R. 4) (dup. b Nov 23 T.R. 2)
chn: (1st wife) Elizabeth, Mary M. (2nd w. Hannah, Jeane, Thomas, Cathryn, Wm.
(1 male over 16; 5 under 16; 6 females. U.S.C 1790, B)
"

William's father was Joseph, the said "settler under Dunbar" and Joseph and his brother William seemed to be the earliest members of the Burns clan to settle in Maine

William, son of Joseph, seemed to sometimes go by the name 'Deacon' as in the Dea above.

It would also appear that William had several more children (1790 census) than we have names for. And there is that "dup. b Nov, 23" entry, so perhaps that means his birthdate is either the 12th or the 23rd, or maybe the 23rd was his christening date.

Grandson Nelson Burns:
"Nelson, sailor, a. 28y., h. Susan ( ), in fam. John Baker. U.S.C. 1805, B
(h. Susan L, G.R. 111)
"

And Susan:
"Susan L. ( ), w. Capt. Nelson, d. Aug 30, 1851, a 27y. 7 m. G.R. 111
And their children
Susan, ch. Nelson & Susan L., d. Sep. 21, 1851
Lorenzo, a. 1y., under Nelson & Susan U.S.C. 1850, B
"

William's first wife was definitely Susan L who probably died in childbirth and the baby Susan soon after. Lorenzo would have been born about 1849.  Nelson and Susan were with the Baker or Barker family at the time of the 1850 census.

So.....perhaps after Susan died he married Sarah Barker? And maybe he left her (and his son Lorenzo) behind when he took off to Australia with a boat load of gold prospectors!

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ABIGAIL PENDLETON, born in Islesboro; married twice and died in 1860 in Lowell MA.  First husband was George W. Elwell; second was a Mr. Robbins. 

ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WERE:  Mercy, b. 28 Dec 1788 and married Lewis Elwell.  Andrew died at age 21 years.  Joshua Jr. b. June 1793 and married Eunice R. Calief. Luther, b. 5 Dec 1794 m. Nancy Nichols.  Thomas, b. 1796 or so and married Grace Drinkwater.  Lydia b. 30 Nov 1798 likely and married Stephen Warren.  Joseph Jones b. 27 Oct 1799 and married Eliza J. Brackett.  Thankful, m. James Flanders.  Benjamin Ames b. 25 June 1812 and m. Frances Ann George.

 

GENERATION 5 - CHILDREN OF NANCY AND WILLIAM

1)  Daughter, Nancy Pendleton born 1797 in Islesborough; died 1841. Nancy married Timothy Porter. This daughter and her husband Timothy are also buried at Bowditch Cemetery in Searsport. They had 8 children.  SEE NEXT GENERATION.

2)  Daughter, Lois Pendleton born 1799 Islesboro; died 1825  Stockton Springs.  Married Samuel Shute of Searsport in 1820. SEE NEXT GENERATION.

3)  Son, Peleg Pendleton, born 1800 in Islesboro; married Jane Elizabeth Batchelder who was born in 1807 in Thorndike.  Jane died in 1879. SEE NEXT GENERATION.

4)  Son, Joseph Pendleton, born 11 April 1803 and died 5 Dec 1884. Joseph married Fanny Coombs 27 Dec 1827, daughter of James Coombs and Patience Merrithew. Fanny was born 17 October 1802 and died 23 Dec 1871. Joseph and Fanny are likewise buried at Bowditch.  A known Child of JOSEPH PENDLETON and FANNY COOMBS is: JOSEPH , JR, b. 20 Sep 1828, in Searsport; d. 18 Oct 1854, at sea at age 26; he married CLARISSA GRIFFIN born in Searsport in 1831, Searsport, ME and died 23 Dec 1871. SEE NEXT GENERATION.

5)  Son, George Washington Pendleton, born 1806 in Prospect.  Married Rachael Batchelder in 1836; they had the following children:.

Louisa Pendleton
George A. Pendleton

6)  Daughter, Abigail Pendleton, born 1808 in Prospect.  Married a Timothy Ward; they had the following children:

Nancy Ward 1835
George Ward 1837
Flora Ward 1839
Mark Ward 1841
Edwin  Ward 1845
Timothy M. Ward 1848

7)  Daughter,Lydia Pendleton, born 1810 in Prospect.  No other information.

8)  Son, William Pendleton, born 1813 in Prospect. No other info.

9)  Son, Thomas Pendleton, born 1816 in Prospect.  No other info.

.GENERATION 6 - NANCY & TIMOTHY PORTER

Timothy Porter (born November 7th 1797 in Stockton Springs ME to  Robert and Rosanna Root Porter) married twice.   The first and primary (for me) being Nancy Pendleton (daughter of William and Nancy Pendleton born April 21 1797 in Islesboro; died 23 Feb 1841 in Searsport) on June 1, 1816 in Searsport, and later to a Sarah Rich.  

Timothy was a Sea Captain (Vessels: Sch. President, 1828 and Sch. Atlantic 1833.)  He certainly had time at home (or took his family with him) to have a lot of children:  NINE by Nancy (2 of whom became Sea Captains); Nancy died in 1841 and within two years Capt. Timothy Porter married Sarah Rich and had the first of their SEVEN children in 1843 (Timothy Porter III).

Capt.Timothy Porter died  on May 13 1872 in Searsport.  Both Timothy and Nancy are buried in Bowditch Cemetery in Searsport, Maine.

Children by his FIRST MARRIAGE (Timothy and Nancy Porter):  

CAPT. ROBERT PORTER, b. 22 Dec 1816, Searsport, ME; d. 7 Oct 1888, Louisville, Jefferson, GA.
CAPT. WILLIAM P. PORTER, b. 12 Oct 1818, Prospect, Waldo County, ME; d. 16 Nov 1853.
JANE R. PORTER, b. 31 Mar 1822; d. Aft. 1880.
TIMOTHY PORTER, JR., b. 16 Mar 1828; d. 20 Nov 1838.   (died about age 10)
NANCY PORTER, b. 23 Aug 1830, Searsport, ME; d. 25 May 1858; m. THOMAS SHUTE (adopted), after 1850; b. 11 May 1823.  
LYDIA PORTER, b. 09 Apr 1832.
LOIS PORTER, b. 08 Sep 1835.
ABIGAIL PORTER, b. 1836.
MARY EMMELINE PORTER, b. 20 May 1837, Searsport, ME; d. 13 Sep 1913, Stockton Springs.  SEE MORE INFORMATION ON MARY EMMELINE PORTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS WEBPAGE.

Children by his SECOND MARRIAGE (Timothy and Sarah Porter):

TIMOTHY PORTER III, b. 1843; d. 1933. (Timothy Jr had died at about age 10 during the first marriage)
JOSEPH PORTER, b. 1845; d. 23 Jun 1923.
FERENDU PORTER, b. 1846.
ELIZABETH PORTER, b. 1849.
JULIA F. PORTER, b. 1854.
WILLIAM H. PORTER, b. 1857.
PHOEBE PORTER, b. 1859.
 

GENERATION 6 - LOIS & SAMUEL SHUTE

LOIS PENDLETON was born 12 Apr 1799 in Islesboro; died 03 Dec 1825 in Stockton Springs. Lois married SAMUEL SHUTE Oct 1820. He was born 23 Jul 1798 in Searsport, ME.  Their children were:

MARY ANN SHUTE, born August 1821;

THOMAS SHUTE born May 1823.  Thomas married NANCY PORTER who was born about 1830 in Searsport and died May 1858.

LOIS ABIGAIL SHUTE, born 1825 in Stockton Springs; died 10 September 1881 in Auburn, ME.   SEE GENERATION #6.
 

GENERATION 6 - JANE & PELEG PENDLETON

PELEG PENDLETON,  born 29 May 1800 in Islesboro, married JANE ELIZABETH BATCHELDER, daughter of DANIEL and LOIS WILLIAMS BATCHELDER . She was born 20 Oct 1807 in Thorndike ME, and died 26 Mar 1879.

Their children are: 

1) WILLIAM PENDLETON, b. 17 May 1830, Prospect ME.

2) LOIS ABIGAIL PENDLETON, b. 27 Feb 1832, Prospect.

3) NANCY CATHERINE PENDLETON, b. 28 Oct 1835; m. WILLIAM CROSBY

4)  DANIEL BATCHELDER PENDLETON, b. 11 Jun 1837, Thorndike.

5) ASENATH HASKELL PENDLETON, b. 16 Aug 1845, Thorndike; d. 11 Apr 1916, Thorndike. DANIEL B. DOLLOF; b. 1842; d. 1878

6) LUCY BATCHELDER PENDLETON, b. 16 Aug 1845, Thorndike

 

GENERATION 6 - FANNY & JOSEPH PENDLETON

 

JOSEPH  PENDLETON,  born April  11, 1803 in Islesboro, married FANNY COOMBS, daughter of JAMES AND PATIENCE MERRITHEW COOMBS.  She was born 17 Oct 1802  and died two days before Christmas in 1871.   They are  buried at Bowditch Cemetery in Searsport.

Their children are: 

1) SUSAN C.  PENDLETON

2) JOSEPH PENDLETON, JR, b. 1828, Stockton Springs; d. 18 Oct 1854 at sea when he was 26 years old.  He had married CLARISSA GRIFFIN who was born in 1831 in neighboring  Searsport. Clarissa died 23 Dec 1871.

3) FRANCIS ABIGAIL PENDLETON, b. 18 Jan 1831; m. NATHAN PENDLETON CARVER, 06 Aug 1851; b. 18 Feb 1829; d. 05 May 1904

4)  MARY ANN PENDLETON, born 24 October 1832.

5)  GEORGE WASHINGTON PENDLETON, born on Christmas Eve in 1834.

6)  ↓TIMOTHY COOMBS PENDLETON, born May 1837 in Searsport and died July 1893 in Seattle Washington.

7)  CHARLOTTE W. PENDLETON, born September 20, 1839.  She married CHARLES G. CHASE. 

8)  BENJAMIN COOMBS PENDLETON, born December 19 1844 and died on or after Aug 8, 1886.  Per grave:  In memory of Capt. Benj. C. Pendleton and Family, Master of Bark Abbie Carver which sailed from Hongkong August 8, 1886 bound to Callao (Peru) and never heard from.                                    Benjamin Coombs Pendleton

Generation 7:   ROBERT & LOIS SHUTE PENDLETON

LOIS ABIGAIL SHUTE, born 1825 in Stockton Springs; died 10 September 1881 in Auburn, ME.  She married first to Capt. WILLIAM P. PORTER on 23 Jan 1843.  They had one child, Mary Brastoe Porter, born January 8, 1848 in Providence RI.  Capt. William Porter lived only until Mary was about 7, as he died in 1853.  She next married William's brother, Capt. ROBERT PORTER, on Christmas Eve 1856; he  was born 22 Dec 1816 in Searsport and died October 7, 1888 in Jefferson, GA 

Capt. ROBERT PORTER, had previously married MARY ANN NICHOLS, daughter of JAMES NICHOLS, on January 29th 1840.  They were together for 15 years.  Mary Ann died on the 1st of October 1855 at sea.  About a year later he married Lois Abigail Shute Porter, widow of his brother Capt. William Porter who had died about 3 years earlier.   

From his first marriage with Mary Nichols Porter he had the following children:

1)  ANN M. PORTER,  b. 09 Apr 1844, Searsport; d. 22 May 1934, Providence, RI; m. ALPHEUS FRENCH.

2)  CHARLES R. "CHARLEY" PORTER b. 12 Mar 1847, Searsport; d. 09 Nov 1864, at sea.

3)  MARY ABIAH PORTER, b. 20 Jan 1849, Searsport; d. Sep 1920, Providence; m. WILLIAM F. BLACK.

1850 Census Searsport Maine

4)  WILLIAM LINCOLN PORTER, b. 19 Jun 1851, Searsport; d. St. Anne's Bay, Jamaica while working aboard the Bark Fanny Buck; m. NETTIE P. LNU

5)  NANCY ETTA PORTER, b. 07 Dec 1852, Searsport; d. 06 Jan 1872, Searsport..

From his 2nd marriage with LOIS PORTER he had the following children:

6)  WILLIAM ROBERT PORTER,  b.  24 Sep 1857, Searsport; d. 1 Jan 1930, San Jose, CA; m. MELVINA CLEWLEY PENDLETON, 05 Jun 1882, Boston, MA; b. Oct 1861; d. Oct 1900

7)  FRANK MERRITHEW PORTER, b. 13 Mar 1860, Searsport; d. 28 Sep 1888, Louisville, Jefferson, GA; m. BESSIE BRYAN, 14 Feb 1888.

1860 Census Searsport Maine

8)  CLARA THURSTON PORTER,  b. 15 Aug 1863, Searsport; d. Feb 1941, Brookline, MA; m. EUGENE PENDLETON CARVER; b. 5 Sep 1860, Maine; d. 26 Feb 1924.

9)  ROBERT PORTER, JR. b. 26 Jul 1867, Searsport,; d. 14 May 1925, Santa Clara, CA.

1870 Census Searsport Maine

In the 1880 Census, Robert was 67 years old and a "retired sea captain" and his wife was 54.   Son, William R. Porter was a "seaman"  at age 22. Son Frank M. was 20 and "At School"  Daughter Clara was 16 and son Robert Jr. was 12.  All born in Maine.

 

Mary Emmeline PorterMARY EMMELINE PORTER (1837 -1913) married Stephen Bowers Smith (born 1836) on 11 Nov 1857 in Stockton Springs. Stephen, born 18 Sep 1836 in Stockton Springs, was the son of WILLIAM SMITH & wife, ELIZA MILLS SMITH.  Stephen died in Sommerville Massachusetts on 31 July 1915.  The photos of Mary Emmeline are courtesy of Judith Hopping. THANKS!!!

 

Children of MARY PORTER and STEPHEN SMITH are:

  • LEILA MARIA SMITH, b. 25 Jan 1860, Portland, ME; d. 16 May 1949, Chicago, IL; m. JAMES EDWIN LIBBY, 16 Jan 1877, Portland, ME; b. 02 Nov 1855.
  • MARY EMMA SMITH, b. 13 Aug 1861.
  • LAURISTON STEPHEN SMITH, b. 13 Sep 1863, Sandy Point, ME; d. 14 Mar 1931, Santa Monica, CA; m. SARAH MABEL PITNER, 18 Jan 1891, St. Augustine, FL; b. 30 Sep 1873, Bloomington, IN; d. 20 Jun 1952, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Mary Emmeline Porter Smith's home in Sandy Point, Searsport, Maine in 1900. Back of the photo says it was built by the Porter family in 1845, and purchased by Lauriston Smith for his parents. Sitting in front of the house are his wife, children and nanny holding the baby.

     

    Lauriston Smith and three of his four children: Stephen, Lauriston Jr. and Mabel. The woman is his sister, Leila Smith Libby

     

     

     

    This is Mary Emmeline Porter taking her granddaughter Mabel Smith for a walk in Searsport/Sandy Point Maine about 1900.

     

     

     

     

    From right to left this is Mary Emmeline Porter Smith, her husband Stephen B. Smith, and their daughter Leila M. Smith Libby.

    Mary Emmeline is certainly a highly photographic woman with stern, strong facial features. Living in Maine can be very harsh and she carries herself as being up to the task.  

    BELOW Description: Mary Emmeline Porter Smith and Stephen B. Smith had three children pictured here with spouses. From left to right: Lauriston Smith, unknown man, Leila Smith Libby, unknown youth, Sarah Mabel Pitner Smith, James Libby, Mary E. Smith.

     Great picture of the family!   Thanks much, Judith!

    This is the interior of the Sandy Point Maine house belonging to Mary Emmeline Porter Smith.

     

    THANKS !!!
    My thanks to Pete Pembleton, Nancy Griffin, AND especially Judith Hopping, for helping to gather the information and photos on this webpage.

     

     

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