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Re: WILKINS Families in Maine and Canterbury, New Brun
Posted by: Kim-Stacey (ID *****8642) Date: November 26, 2003 at 10:12:29
In Reply to: Re: WILKINS Families in Maine and Canterbury, New Brun by Betty of 779

Hi,
This is info that I had researched and previously shared with Betty. Hope it can be of some use:

Early Maine settlers included:
Samuel Wilkins b.c. 1780, Me. (acc. to 1850 census)
Aaron Wilkins - 1794 census - Norway, Oxford Co., Me.
Daniel Wilkins - 1800 Kennebec Co., Me.
David Wilkins - 1800 Lewiston, Lincoln Co., Me census - 1 male 10-15; 1 male 16-25; 1 male 45+; 1 female 16-25; 1 female 45+
1810 census - Unity, Kennebec Co., Me.:
Samuel Wilkins - aged 26-45 with wife (Leeta?) - aged 26-45
2 sons born 1800-1810: probably Samuel, Jr (b. 1804) & Almon (b. 1805)
2 daughters born 1800-1810: Mary? & ?
1820 census - Unity, Kennebec Co., Me.:
Samuel - aged 26-45 with wife (Leeta?) - aged 26-45
1 son (18-26) - maybe Samuel, Jr.
1 son (16-18) - maybe Almon
1 son (0-10) - George (b. 1820)
2 daughters (0-10) - may be the same as listed above, or perhaps one or both of the other daughters had died - maybe the others married - lots of possibilities here
1830 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
Samuel - aged 60-70(!) and (Leeta?) - aged 40-50
1 son aged 20 -30 - maybe Samuel Jr. (26 yrs.)
1 son aged 10-15 - most likely George (10 yrs.)
2 females aged 20 - 30 - one is probably Samuel's wife, Jane who was b.c. 1810); the other is probably a daughter, as George (the only other son at home) was too young to be married
1 female aged 15-20 - daughter
1 female aged 10-15 - daughter
2 female aged 5-10 - daughters
"Almond" Wilkins was living on his own in 10th Township, Wash. Co., Me. - as listed in the 1830 census.
1840 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
Samuel - aged 60-70 and (Leeta?) - aged 50-60
1 male aged 30-40 - Almon?
2 females aged 15-20 - one could be Almon's wife - might be 2 daughters... Note: if Almon's wife was Mary (age 19 in the 1850 census), the 2 females would be his sisters. Mary would've been too young.
Samuel, Jr. - aged 30-40 and wife (Jane?) - aged 30-40
1 son aged 0-5 - probably Thomas N.
1 daughter aged 0-5 - ? (may have died young)
George - aged 20-30 and wife (Mary?) - aged 15-20
1 son aged 0-5 - probably George Freeman (b. 1838-9)
1850 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
George (30) & Mary (30) listed - kids: Freeman (12), Juliet (10) Clovina (8), John (0/12) - (the family moved to NB, Canada before 1854, the year Aurilla was born. Older children were born in Maine)
Samuel (70) & Leeta (65)- with probably Laura (6), not Launa as I once thought (g-daughter)
Almon (40) listed with Mary (age 19) & William (4)
Samuel (39) & Jane (40) - kids: Thomas (15), Melissa (8 - b.c. 1842), Richard (5)
1860 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
Samuel (56) & Jane (56) - Jane was b. in Ireland! - kids: Melissa (18) & Richard (15)
Note: In Monticello, Aroostook Co., Me, a Thomas Wilkins (21) worked as a farm laborer & resided with Gideon Fletcher(?) & family. This might be Samuel's son, Thomas, especially if the age is really 25/26 or so, instead of 21. Sometimes, the handwriting is hard to read!
Almon (55) & Judith (40) - second wife?
1861 census - Centerbury, York Co., NB:
George (45) & Mary Ann (43) - kids: Clarissa (13), Sanford (10), Mary (9), Aurelia (b.c. 1854 Canada), Harriett (b.c. 1856 Canada), & Susan (b.c. 1858 Canada)
George "Freeman" (22) & Sarah (22) - last name is Dickinson
A George Wilkins is listed in the 1865-66 & 1867-68 Hutchinson indexes and in the 1871 Lovell Directory as living in Canterbury Station, York Co., NB, Canada. His occupation is listed as farmer.
From the Land Grant Database at the Univ. of NB - Provincial Archives:
Wilkins, George A.*
Volume: 141, page , Grant number 23569
Original province of registration: New Brunswick
Nova Scotia registration date:
New Brunswick registration date: 1897/02/16
Accompanying plan: y
Acreage: 100 acres
Place and County: Canterbury, York County
Comments: shared with 2 others (Theodore Wilkins & Sarah Wilkins)
A Levi S. Wilkins also had a land grant in Canterbury. John Wilkins (possibly more than 1 person) had land in York County.
1870 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
Almon (68) & Judy (57?) - paupers
Richard (21) - head - also listed: Abe Harris (age 70?), Melissa (26)[Harris? - ditto marks after Abe), & Jane Wilkins (68)
1880 census - Amity, Aroostook Co., Me.:
Judie Wilkins (58) residing with Harris Estabrook & family - Almon had probably died before this
Random notes:
2689, 1845, "Report on the Petition of Samuel Wilkins and others that the time might be allowed him to redeem a lot of land in Amity", "GY", "173-8" Source: Me. State Archives
Aaron & Nancy G. Wilkins are buried in the Intervale Cemetery, Wilton, Me.
Kirk McColl Church records - St. Stephen, NB: Susan Wilkins of Canterbury, York County, m. Hiram C. Brackett of Weston, Me. on Oct. 9, 1891. (also in the Prov. Archives, Charlotte Co., NB, Canada)
Maine Marriages:
Nettie M. Wilkins (of Princeton, Me.) m. Charles H. Greenlaw (also of Princeton) on June 6, 1900
Bessie E. Wilkins (of Princeton, Me.) m. Fred Mercier (of Princeton, Me.) on Dec. 19, 1897
Beatrice M. Wilkins (of Princeton, Me.) m. Henry A. McLaughlin (of Princeton, Me.) on April 22, 1911
From NB Provincial Archives:
Freeman Wilkins & Sarah Dickinson had a son, Theodore, b. March 14, 1873 Canterbury, NB
The couple had a daughter, Sephronia, b. March 14, 1880 (typo?) Canterbury, NB
Theodore Wilkins & Ada Dow had a son, Freeman, b. March 3, 1905 in Canterbury, NB
Sephronia Wilkins m. Chester O. Trenholm on Sept. 14, 1907 Victoria County, NB
Octavia Wilkins & Norris Esty/Estey had a son, George Stanley Esty, b. Sept. 18, 1888 Canterbury Station, NB and a daughter (name not listed) b. Oct. 7, 1902 Canterbury, NB
A George Estey m. Estella Clayton on March 16, 1910 in York Co., NB
A John Wilkins m. Lillian Walker on August 22, 1894 in York Co., NB


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