Naler Mariner was b. ca 1742, the son of John and Sarah (Roberts) Mariner.It is written, "The Marriners, Naler, Jonathan and Philiip took up adjoining land in the upper part of Lincolnville."They were among the first settlers, in the part called 'New Canaan'.It is told in family lore that Naler first built a log house and farmed the land.For many years the records were searched to prove that he was indeed the son of John Mariner.In the 1790 Census, he in Bath, [now Maine]as Jona. N. Mariner.In papers from the Mass. Archives at Lincolnville Hist. Soc., are plans of plots of land in town. On the lot for Naler Mariner, Jonathan has been written before his name.His ancestry is in 'The Descendants of Edward Small of N.E.", 1910 by Underhill.Naler married Ruth Higgins, dau. of Philip and Mary (Wiley) Higgins.She is mentioned in her father's will.Naler died 30Apr. 1820; Ruth died 11 Jan. 1824.They are buried in Union Cemetery in Lincolnville, Me.It was thought that Jonathan and Philip were his brothers, but I believe that they are his sons.It is noted that the name is spelled both Mariner and Marriner.On a gravestone in East Searsmont, the name is spelled both ways on one stone.Their children were Samuel; Sarah; Philip [settled in Searsmont, Me.], Jonathan, Abigail Higgins; Thankful Thomas; Stephen Mariner [he is not proven to be a son]; and my ancestor Joseph who married Abigail Heal.There may have been more children.There are six years betseen Abigail and Thankful. If you would like to exchange data, please respond.