22 Nov 2012 from Warren Forsythe
Genealogy121 (at) fairpoint.net
Page 94 of “Damon Family of Scituate, Mass.” by Richard A Damon Jr. and D. Bradford Damon
says nothing about spouse nor descendants for Mason Damon b. 1803 Fairfax Maine,
Even though lots of descendants are compiled there for his adjacent siblings:
John Damon born 1801, and Rebecca (Damon) Woodward born 1805.
For Mason Damon born 1803, page 94 of above genealogy says only
“#1786 Mason b. Fairfax [Maine] June 26, 1803; settled in Oshkosh, Wisc. (DBD)”
[the DBD refers to co-author D. B. Damon (1901-1992), meaning that Richard A Damon in 2000 reports DBD info., even though the surviving co-author found no confirmation about Oshkosh]
Indeed, 1830 is the last public record I, Forsythe, find that confirms Mason Damon b. 1803 had a wife and family: 1830 US census of Howland, Penobscot Co. Maine, Mason Dammon with aged 20-29 female, two males aged 20-29, male aged 0-4, female aged 10-14.
1840 us census
HOWEVER YESTERDAY --I, Forsythe, notice the following 1880 county history
Tells of a Nancy Damon/Damman born Apr 1830 in Maine (Penobscot[?now Piscataquis?] County)
She was on the Douglas/Douglass side, a 1st cousin once removed to her husband; so probably many of these Douglas/Damon kin migrated from Maine to Wisconsin about 1840-1842
From the “History of Dane County, Wisconsin-1880” there is a biographical sketch under the ‘Town of Dunn’ for J.F. Douglass, farmer, Sec.27; P.O. Stoughton; was born in Penobscot Co., Maine, in July, 1822, and in the autumn of 1840, he emigrated with his parents to Vermillion Co, IL; in July, 1842, they came to Dane Co., Wis., and located in the town of Rutland, and in 1845 removed to the town of Dunn, and settled on Sec. 14; three years later he bought and removed to this farm in Sec. 27; He now owns 160 acres of Secs. 22 and 27. Mr Douglass has been Town Treasurer one term, and a member of the Town Board two terms. He was married in the town of Rutland, Dane Co., Wis, in 1846, to Nancy Damman, a native of Penobscot Co, Maine, born in April 1830; their children are Robert A, who enlisted in the 8th W.V.I., February 1864 and died at Vicksburg, in June 1864; Jeremiah, who now lives in this town; Marilla, now the wife of William Hulse, who lives in Ohio; Margaret, now Mrs Albert Southerland, who lives in Fremont Co, Iowa; Orra A, now Mrs William Neye, and lives at Syrene, Dane Co, Wis; Cornelia, Mrs George Green, who lives in Nebraska; Carrie, Mason, Edward, Flora and John. Mr & Mrs Douglass are Free-Will Baptists.
SO WE SEARCHED FOR RECORDS OF WIFE&KIDS FOR MASON DAMON born 1803:
www.familysearch.org , the Salt Lake Family History Library, cites vital records of Lee, Maine
-two ancestry.com public member trees tell a similar story, sometimes with slight documentation
and the less-credible undocumented assertion that Mason d.1891 Sheridan,Dunn Co.,WI at
SO NOW WE POST DESCENDANTS OF SABRINA & MASON DAMON at
Best to look there to see documentation and updates, but 22 nov 2012 initially it said:
Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
1. Sabrina was born 11 MAR 1806 in probably of,,Maine, and died ABT 1839 in probably either,,Maine,Wisconsin. She married Mason 1786#Dick DAMON BEF 1830 in probably near,Penobscot,Maine, son of Seth ofPittstonby1801 688#Dick DAMON and Margaret Douglass Margaret DOUGLAS. He was born 26 JUN 1803 in Fairfax,Kennebec,ME,of Penobscot Co., and died AFT 1840 in asserted either,Winnebago,WI,Dunn.
Children of Sabrina and Mason 1786#Dick DAMON are:
2 i. William DAMON was born 28 JUN 1829 in ,Penobscot,Maine,maybe b. Lee ME.
+ 3 ii. Nancy DAMON was born APR 1831 in Lee,Penobscot,Maine, was christened in FreeWill Baptist, and died AFT 1879 in Dunn,Dane,WI.
4 iii. Jacob DAMON was born 30 JAN 1834 in Lee,Penobscot,Maine.
5 iv. Seth DAMON was born 13 MAR 1836 in Lee,Penobscot,Maine.
6 v. Labaron Lebaron DAMON was born 27 MAR 1839 in Lee,Penobscot,Maine.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
3. Nancy DAMON (Sabrina1) was born APR 1831 in Lee,Penobscot,Maine, was christened in FreeWill Baptist, and died AFT 1879 in Dunn,Dane,WI. She married Josiah F Douglass DOUGLAS 1846 in Rutland,Dane,WI or md. 1845,1880DaneCoWIHist, son of Jeremiah Douglass DOUGLAS and Margaret SMART. He was born 8 JUL 1822 in ,Penobscot,Maine, was christened in FreeWill Baptist, and died AFT 1879 in Dunn,Dane,WI.
Children of Nancy DAMON and Josiah F Douglass DOUGLAS are:
7 i. Robert A 8th_WI_Vol_Inf DOUGLAS was born 1846 in ,Dane,WI, and died JUN 1864 in Vicksburg,,MS,Civil War.
8 ii. Jeremiah DOUGLAS was born 11 FEB 1849 in ,Dane,WI, and died 11 APR 1892 in ,Dane,WI.
9 iii. Marilla Marietta DOUGLAS was born ABT 1850 in of Dunn,Dane,WI, and died AFT 1879 in then living,,OH. She married William HULSE in probably,Dane,WI. He was born ABT 1845 in maybe once of,,WI, and died AFT 1879 in then living,,OH.
10 iv. Willard DOUGLAS was born ABT 1852 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
11 v. Margaret DOUGLAS was born ABT 1854 in of Dunn,Dane,WI. She married Albert SOUTHERLAND in probably,Dane,WI. He was born ABT 1845 in maybe once of,,WI, and died AFT 1879 in then living,Fremont,Iowa.
12 vi. Sarah DOUGLAS was born ABT 1856 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
13 vii. Oradine Orra A DOUGLAS was born ABT 1856 in of Dunn,Dane,WI, and died AFT 1879 in of Syrene,Dane,WI,alive there then. She married William NEVE in probably,Dane,WI. He was born ABT 1850 in once of,,WI, and died AFT 1879 in of Syrene,Dane,WI,alive there then.
14 viii. Cornelia DOUGLAS was born ABT 1859 in of Dunn,Dane,WI, and died AFT 1879 in then living,,Nebraska. She married George W GREENE 23 DEC 1877 in ,,WI. He was born ABT 1850 in by 1877 of,,WI, and died AFT 1879 in then living,,Nebraska.
15 ix. Carrie DOUGLAS was born ABT 1861 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
16 x. Mason DOUGLAS was born ABT 1863 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
17 xi. Edward DOUGLAS was born ABT 1866 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
18 xii. Flora R DOUGLAS was born ABT 1868 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.
19 xiii. John DOUGLAS was born ABT 1870 in of Dunn,Dane,WI.