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Re: HALL's of Matinicus Island - 1700's
Posted by: Andrew (ID *****8428) Date: July 13, 2002 at 12:28:26
In Reply to: HALL's of Matinicus Island - 1700's by Ruth York of 250

Ebenezer 1st;He was a farmer and resided in Mansfield, Massachusetts. He purchased 40 acres of land on Casco Bay in 1718. He moved in 1737. In 1741 he signed a petition praying that Small Point be set off from North Yarmouth and annexed to Georgetown which was done.

He was an oficer in the English army at the seige of Lousiburg, Cape Breton, and that he and his son Ebenezer were at the battle of Minas, Nova Scotia in the regiment of Col. Arthur Noble January 31, 1747.

Ebenezer 2nd; He was born before his father moved to Maine. He lived first at Back Cove, and then Small Point in 1737, and was at Pemaquid in 1744. He was a sea-faring man and fisherman. About 1750 he and his family settled on Matinicus Island, Maine. and he claimed it for his own and the Indians saw it as free land and an important part of their food chain.

In 1751 he and his son killed two Indians and buried them in the garden. In 1753 the Penobscot tribe complained bitterly to then Governor Philips that Hall had twice burned the grass on Green Island, interrupting their fishing, and warned that if Hall was not removed in two months they would handle the problem themselves. He did not move and the Indians layed siege to the house in June 1757, killing him and capturing his wife and four children.

The children were never heard from again. His wife made her way back from Quebec and remarried.

Ebenezer 3rd; At the time of father's death he was at sea. On returning to find his family gone and his family dead, he tended to the burial of his father and proceeded on to Boston to sell his catch. His father willed to him his house, cattle, and his schooner Chance. On his way he put up in York, Maine where he met Suzannah Young, whom he married shortly after. For a time they lived at Pemaquid. Then in 1763 they moved to Matinicus to take up his inheritance. Here they lived for a year or more by themselves. He was a fisherman and owned the schooner Chance.

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