John-To continue, Ray Robbins gave me the children of Rebecca and John Tinker as Eunice b.1772, Jonathan b.1779
(there is a big gap between them), James b.1782, hence the marriage date of about 1771. Rebecca could also have
been the mother of David Tinker, but she isn't listed on the deed as such, so assume she was his step-mother. They were selling John Tinker Sr.'s property. Rebecca's children were minors and David was not. In the 1790 census the blanks were filled in. David was not married at the
time of the sale of the property, July 11, 1790, because
no wife signs off her dower.
David is not a common Tinker name. In all of the Tinker History I only saw a total of three. David is a common Robinson name. Some of us have wondered if there was a Robinson connection to the Tinker family. Have not found anything about that to date.
Once David Tinker sold his father's land at Mt Desert, he
was never mentioned there again in any of the records.
He is next heard of on Campobello Island, Canada in 1792
when David Owen began parcelling out land, as per Captain
David Owen's log. He had married the daughter of a Loyalist soldier from the 74th Regiment of Castine, ME, (David may have met her in US, she was somewhat younger than he.) His age came from the 1811 Campobello Militia in which he is listed as 48yrs., so born in 1763. David moved to Lubec, ME by the 1820 census. All in the household are foriegn born except one, which has to be David.
Just found a piece of paper about John Tinker Sr.'s death.
"Commissioners Proceedings at Mt Desert 1808, communicated
by Wm. B. Lapham. It is in the Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series Vol.11
(Portland:Maine Historical Society 1891)441. See William
Nutter. Joshua Norwood saith John Tinker took up this lott
he drowned in the year 1785 his family lived upon it & sold
the same to William Nutter the Claimant."
I know the deed says it was sold to John Robinson. Ray
Robbins book says John Robinson soon sold the land to William Nutter. So now we know the year John Tinker Sr. died. Someone also found the listing for the death of John Tinker Jr. of Ellsworth.
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