Posted By:Christopher Dunham
Subject:Re: Daniel D. Salley of Mexico, Maine
Post Date:July 04, 2006 at 23:48:05
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Daniel Salley of No. 4 (now Carthage) married 11 June 1820 [Dixfield VR] Rachel York of Jay. They had the following nine children, recorded in Mexico VRs:

Gideon York Salley, b. 20 Mar. 1821.

Roxylane Salley, b. 24 Aug. 1822.

George W. Salley, b. 25 Nov. 1823. Probably the same who married 6 Oct. 1841 Rebecca Downs of Mexico.

Benjamin York Salley, b. 23 July 1825.

James Salley, b. 6 Apr. 1827.

Daniel Davis Salley, b. 26 Sept. 1828.

Nelson Salley, b. 15 Mar. 1830.

Ebenezer Melvin Salley, b. 10 Dec. 1832.

Hannah Salley, b. 6 May 1835.

A Gideon York and a "Shedrick" York lived in Mexico in 1820, both of them aged 16-26 years. Given the name of Daniel and Rachel's first child, these could have been her brothers. This seems to be confirmed by a list of scholars in Livermore drawn up about 1806-10, which shows Gideon, Shadrack, and Rachel York attending school together:

According to Mass. VRs [vol. 276, p. 398], Gideon York died 9 Sept. 1875 in Milford, Mass., aged 76 yrs., 3 mos., 24 ds., b. in Jay, Me., son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Hinkley) York. His father was born in Exeter, N. H., his mother in America. I think it's likely that these were Rachel's parents as well.

As for Daniel Salley, I think it's highly probable that he was the son of Daniel and Susanna (Hardon) Salley, born 20 Dec. 1789 in Foxborough, Mass. This would fit with his age (60) and place of birth (Massachusetts) given in 1850. Published Foxborough VRs say that Daniel Salley, Sr., was born 19 Mar. 1767 in Vassalboro, Maine, and that his wife was born 29 Mar. 1758 in Mansfield, Mass. This would explain why Daniel, Jr., removed to Maine, and why his sons returned to live in the Foxborough/Mansfield area.

Chris Dunham