Searching for the Parents of Frances Waters DONNELL who I guess to have been born c1830 possibly in the Brunswick, ME area but whose daughter Wealthy Ann RIDEOUT was born in Lincoln, ME on June 22, 1856 according to pg. 15 of the Rev. Charles N. Sinnett's genealogy of James MERRILL of Gloucester, MA. This is the info listed.... Phineas Judson MALLETT b. Oct. 22, 1858 married at Winn, ME on Spet. 28, 1890 to MRS. Wealthy Ann (Rideout) TROTT who was born Lincoln, ME June 22, 1856 daughter of Nathaniel Alexander RIDEOUT and Frances Waters DONNELL. Phineas and Wealthy had no children.Wealthy obviously was previously married to Mr. Trott.
Curiously on pg. 14 of this same genealogy it gives the following info.... Charles Milton TROTT b. Sept. 17, 1868 d. May 10, 1900 lived at East Winn, ME.HE married at East Winn on June 10, 1891 to Sabra Ellen RIDEOUT b. Lee, Maine Dec. 14, 1863 d. March 22, 1877 daughter of Nathan Alexander RIDEOUT and Frances WALTON DONNELL.(note how her middle name changed from Walton to Waters with the two seperate entries). This couple had a son Walter Edwin TROTT b. E. Winn, ME May 1892.
These two DONNELL related sisters link to husbands who are descendants of James MERRILL and Ruth HATCH - James Merrill > Esther Parker Merrill who m. Isaac James MALLETT > Laura Ellen MALLETT who m. Amos Crockett TROTT > Charles Milton TROTT.
and then Phineas Judson MALLETT mentioned earlier was a son of Esther Parker MERRILL and Isaac James MALLETT. So that is how these lines are linked in case anyone wanted to know.
I cannot find any info about who this Frances Walton/Waters DONNELL was though, but my gut instincts tell me she may be descended from a line of the Brunswick, Bath or Wiscasset area DONNELL's.The RIDEOUT's are also a part of my family tree...my 3rd grt. grandmother was a Sophronia RIDEOUT who married a James ALEXANDER in Brunswick, ME. If anyone has further info on this Frances DONNELL please let me know. Thank you