IS THIS A POSSIBLE FIRST GENERATION OF
William Titcomb for 1758 in Falmouth
Maine and died 16 march 1833 in Falmouth; and wife Elizabeth Tukey born 26 April
1760 in Falmouth; died 16 April 1844 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland County,
FIRST KNOWN GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE:
Jeremiah Titcomb m. Anna/Annie S. Young
Young Titcomb was born on the 18th of May 1794 in Gray, Maine. The
appear to have been married about
30 Mar 1817.
S., wife of Jeremiah Titcomb, died May 22, 1871 aet 77yrs 4dys."
Eventually Jeremiah lived with their son Sumner's family. Jeremiah
Titcomb was born on 30 May 1796
This is the Jeremiah
Titcomb who likely served his new country as a Private in the War of 1812 in
Capt. J. Kilbourn's Co. Lieut. Col. W. Ryerson's Regt., Maine Militia from Sept.
25 to Nov. 7, 1814.
This is very interesting as in 1870 Anna and Jeremiah are in Corinna Maine but
list that they were both born in Maine, whereas it appears from the above info,
that he was born in England. His is "still" 2 years young that Anna at 74
and her 76. They farm and their farmstead is worth $1000 with $400 in
Jeremiah's wife Anna died in 1871. Inscription on Headstone: Anna S., wife
of Jeremiah Titcomb, died May 22, 1871 aet 77yrs 4dys."
Now 84 years old, he is living with his son,
Sumner B. Titcomb and Summer's wife, Sarah F. Knowles Titcomb and their two sons
Sumner Lafayette and Richard L. Titcomb. Even at 84, he is listed as
a farm laborer. Interestingly, Jeremiah lists his birth state as Maine, as
well as that of his parents.
CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH AND ANNA S. YOUNG TITCOMB included Sumner
(above) and Nathan Titcomb, from whom this line descends.
SECOND KNOWN GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE
Nathan and Clarissa D. Claverly Titcomb
FindAGrave # 70433755:
Inscription: Nathan Titcomb, died Dec 14, 1890 aet 69 yrs 3 mos. Morse's Corner
Appears Clarissa also is with this headstone per findagrave.com
Nathan Titcomb, son of
Jeremiah and Annie, was born on the last day of August, the 31st, in 1821.
His birth took place in Gray, Maine.
Nathan married Clarissa D.
Caverly on the 4th day of June in 1848.
Nathan died on the 14th
day of December in 1890.
Among their children was
LaForest S (Sumner?) Titcomb born November 9 in 1853 in Exeter which is in
Penobscot County, Maine.
THIRD KNOWN GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE:
Laforest S. Titcomb and Rose S. Dearborn Titcomb
Titcomb was born in Exeter, Maine
and his wife,
S. Dearborn was born in Detroit, ME; at one point they resided
in Pittsfield, ME. LaForest's
parents were Nathan and Clarissa D. Claverly Titcomb. Rose or Rosina Dearborn
parents were John B. and Betsy Randall Bracket Dearborn. A Daughter of Laforest and Rose is:
Myrtie (Mertie) May Titcomb.
Titcomb was born in Pittsfield Maine about 1880.
Albert Rudolf Bennett on October 29, 1898 in Pittsfield.
First marriage for each. Intention
filed 10/11/1898. Married before
Rev. A. E. Luce of Pittsfield, Clergyman.
Albert, a laborer, was born approximately one year before Mertie, in 1879
in Guilford Maine. Their residence
was in Bucksport ME.
Albert Rudolf Bennett is the son of Emma
J (b. June 1847) and William Bennett (b. 1830) (two portraits on left
above) and the grandson of Isaac Bennett and Deborah Boyd.
Titcomb and Albert Rudolf Bennett, became the parents of
Bennett, Nina Bennett, Leila May Bennett, Anna Bennett, Norman F. Bennett,
abt. 1896), husband of
Eventually Myrtie and Albert moved to California, as did many other Maine
citizens who left their home state to seek employment in California during that
period of time. They took Vera,
Nina, Leila, Annie and Norman
Grandmother Myrtie holding Nina’s child April 5, 1946 in California.
Albert Rudolf Bennett died at age 48 in California.
This is a photo of Albert Rudolf with
his daughter Annie Mae Bennett.
And this is a picture of Annie Mae that
looks almost like my mother,
Marjorie Emma Bennett! Wow! ►
My Mom and I above!
Bennett remained in Maine to marry,
Beach Eaton. Charles
and Esther's daughter Marjorie Bennett never
knew her grandmother Myrtie but wrote to her and to a cousin
Wynne in Eureka Springs, California. Julia, her brothers Albert and
Walter Wynne, and her mother
and father Vera
Bennett and Walter P. Wynne
returned to Maine from California. Norman
was the “much younger brother” of Charles Albert Bennett.
When she was young, Marjorie
Bennett did meet and visit her elderly great grandmother,
Titcomb, in Stockton Springs, Maine. Leforest
Titcomb was diabetic, lost the circulation in his foot which was
amputated; the amputation killed him.
Marjorie Bennett's father,
Bennett, was born in Pittsfield Maine, and was vastly interested in
hunting and fishing – he “lived for this!” Charles worked for the
Maine Seaboard Paper Company as a crane operator and lived in several different
locations over his lifetime including Orland, Searsport and Bucksport, Maine.
He retired from the paper company following an injury. Charles was married
also to Anna Layton (2nd wife) and
"Peg" Swett.(3rd wife).
1870 CENSUS Exeter, Penobscot
County ME, taken on June 30, 1870.
At this point "LaForest" S. Titcomb is 16 or 17 years old and living with
his parents and siblings in Exeter, Maine. His parents are Nathan and Clara
(Clarrisa) Titcomb, ages 48 and 39 respectively. It appears from the census
that Clara was born in NH, but all the rest in Maine. Nathan is a farmer.
The children are Lauren (Lorren, Lorin) at 21 and a farm laborer; John Hamilton
who is 19 and a farm laborer; LaForest who is 17 and farms; Frank L who is 12
and farms and Flora who is 9. They own their farm valued at $1000.
Living next door is Nathan's brother's family, Sumner and Sarah Knowles
Titcomb, and their children, Dora, age 13; Sumner Jr., age 9 and Richard L. age
1. They own their farm valued at $3000.
And living in the next house is another of Nathan's brothers, Jeremiah
Titcomb. Jeremiah, Jr. and his wife, Susan Wiley Titcomb.
Jeremiah, Jr. is a farm laborer who evidently does not own the property he
farms. The son living with them is "Wesley" who is 14.
1880 CENSUS Exeter, ME, taken on
June 9, 1880.
Rose and "Forest" Titcomb are newly married (21 Sep 1879). LeForest
is 26 and Rose is 17. He farms, as does Henry Dearborn with whom the young
couple are living. Henry is the "Grandfather?" of Rose; Celinda is Henry's
wife; and they are in their 70s.
and Rose are living in Somerset County, Pittsfield Township in Maine per this
census taken in June of 1900. LaForest is a laborer and Rose is a weaver.
George attends school. Vivian V. Titcomb is just 3 years old.
Albert R., Mertie Mae, and my
grandfather, Charlie are living several doors down from LaForest and Rose
Titcomb. Albert is a spinner for the woolen mills, and Mertie/Myrtie is a
weaver. Charlie is just 3 months old. They have been married two years and
have one son.
1910 CENSUS Pittsfield, ME, on
Middle Street, taken on April 22, 1910.
History of Pittsfield Maine
Rose and LaForest S. Titcomb are living in Pittsfield. He is 55;
she is 46, and they have been married 30 years and have three children, all
living. Residing with them are their daughters Vivian, age 18 and single,
and Mertie M. Bennett who is 27 married for 11 years and having 4 children.
Not known where her husband Albert Rudolf Bennett is during this census.
Living with Rose and LaForest are four of their grandchildren also:
Charles A. Bennett who is 10 (my grandfather); Vera who is 9; Lelia M. who is 6 and Nina who is
3. LaForest works as a laborer doing odd jobs. No other members of
the household are working at this point. All are listed as born in Maine
to Maine-born parents.
1920 CENSUS Stockton Springs, ME,
on East Main Street, taken on January 3, 1920. Rosina and LaForest
are 64 and 57, respectively, and have moved to Stockton Springs, near Searsport.
On this census, Rosina is listed as born in Michigan to Maine-born parents.
This is unlikely. LaForest is working as a "common laborer" and Rosina is
not working. Living next door to them is the Wynne Family. Vera
Bennett Wynne is the granddaughter of LaForest and Rosina Titcomb and the
daughter of Mertie Titcomb and her husband, Albert Rudolf Bennett. Vera is
married to Walter Patrick Wynne who was born 10 Mar 1892 in Ireland. Vera
was born 25 May 1902 in Pittsfield ME. They have one son at this point,
Walter, Jr., an infant.
Below is the 1920 Stockton Springs ME
census for Albert R. Bennett and Mertie M. Bennett and their children. The
street name is unknown. This was taken in January of 1920. Albert
Rudolph Bennett is 41 and his wife Mertie Mae is 38. Son, Charles A.
Bennett, my grandfather is 19. Nina A. Bennett, my great aunt is 12, great
aunt Annie M. is 6; and great uncle Norman is just 4 in 1920. My ancestor
Hiram O. Eaton is boarding 4 houses down from Albert R. Bennett. Hiram is
63 and still working as a blacksmith at a shipyard. My great grandfather
Albert R. and my grandfather Charlie Bennett are both working as laborers
1930 CENSUS Stockton Springs, ME,
on East Main Street, taken on April 11, 1930. LaForest is now 76 and owns
their home worth $3000. Rose is 66. They have two boarders living with
them. It is interesting that LaForest married Rose at 24, and Rose married
LaForest at 17...a 7 year difference, but now in their senior years, she is 10
years younger! They were each born in Maine to parents born in Maine.
LaForest no longer is employed; but his wife Rose is a Seamstress working out of
Let's exchange information....
DIRECTORY OF ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES
1620-1700: Compiled by Frank R. Holmes, Published: The American Historical Soc., Inc. NY
1923; Asheville 929.2 H747d pg
William came from Parish of Tidcombe,
Wiltshire, Eng to Newbury Mass 1634 where he was one of the original
proprietors. Died 9/24/1676.
First Settlers of New England 929.2
William Titcomb came from
Newbury England and settled at Newbury Mass; admitted freeman 1642. Representative 1655 d 24 Sept 1676; Children: Peniel
born 1650; Benaich born 1653; William born 1659; Thomas born 1661; John born?, 7
daughters. Capt. Titcomb was killed
in French War 1755 - he was a descendant.