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Hi again Shirley. I've done some more digging, my Permelia A. was born Sept 16,1828 died May 5, 1867 in Exeter, Me, and some of her and Samuel's children are buried there too.
They were married on Sept 16,1850 according to what I found. Also I have found her as listed as Pamela Wentworth, which is wrong according to the headstone, I'm inclined to go with the headstone. Samuel's mother, Lydia Densmore (& written as Dinsmore), I have as being born on Swans Island, Me which is either Waldo or Hanock county,in 1799. I have a photo of Samuels parents Timothy & Lydia Coffin Densmore Cleveland and these names are on the photo, on her headstone she is listed as Lydia C. I have to wonder if Lydia had been married once before to a Densmore or if Coffin might have been her mothers maiden name and her middle name or even her maiden name. I wonder too if someone got the wrong info on Permelia or maybe she was married to a Wentworth first and the person thought her name was Pamela or it was a misprint. I think I only added to the mystery but I'm going with the headstones and if Lydia was a Densmore it may have been by marriage and Permelia was only related to Samuel by marriage through his mothers first marriage. I don't have a town where Permila was born. I'm hoping this may be of some help in your search and if we have the same lady in our families. Unfortunately the Exeter town hall burnt many years ago so so went with it that info. A lot of people in Exeter have a lot of history with Dexter, perhaps there was a newspaper out of Dexter at that time. It has been suggested that Samuel was not living in Exeter at the time of his marriage to Permelia, but where I do not know or even if thats true, I'm not so sure he was born in Exeter either, I do have some of their surviving children as marrying people from Ma.where the Clevelands came from. Good luck and if you find this is not the same lady, please if you would let me know thank-you. Lori
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