My Plumer/Plummer Swett ancestors hailed from towns throughout Maine, including Weld, Canton, and Kittery to name a few. I would like to find out if anyone has anything on David Swett and wife, Eliza Plummer, allegedly both born in Weld, ME (this info according to their son's (Robert Swett) death citation in the records at Canton, ME, dated 1917).
Thank you very much,
Descendants of Eliza Plummer, m. to David Swett
1. David Swett was born in Weld, ME.
David married Eliza Plummer. Eliza was born in Weld, ME.
They had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Robert Swett was born 22 Jul 1832 and died 18 Sep 1917.
2. Robert Swett (David) was born 22 Jul 1832 in Madrid, Maine. He died 18 Sep 1917 in Canton, Maine and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Canton, ME. Engaged as a carpenter in 1860. Living at that time in the household of Lorana Gifford, a tailoress, and her fourteen year old son, George. Interestingly enough, Lorana and her husband, and then toddler son, lived next door to the Jones' (Lewis and Rebekah and their children) in 1850.
Robert married Luzerne (W. or C.) Jones, daughter of Lewis Washburn Chase Jones and Rebekah Proctor Brown, a.k.a. "Rebecca", about 1855 in Canton, ME. Luzerne was born 1837 in Maine. They had the following children:
3 M i. Herbert A. Swett was born 20 Jul 1856 in Canton, Maine. He died 13 Feb 1928 in Canton, Maine. Herbert married Emma F. Hayford.
4 M ii. Robert A. Swett was born 1857 in Maine.
5 F iii. Harriet H. Swett was born 6 Nov 1858 in Canton, Maine.
+ 6 F iv. Lizzie Plummer Swett was born 20 Oct 1860 and died 24 Mar 1953.
7 M v. Clifton Swett was born 6 Apr 1862 in Canton, Maine.
8 M vi. George M. Swett was born 21 Sep 1863 in Canton, Maine. He died 29 Nov 1863.
9 F vii. Mary E. Swett was born 19 Jun 1865 in Canton, ME. She died 6 Apr 1869.
10 M viii. Charles Robert Swett was born 21 Feb 1867 in Canton, Maine. Charles married Annie Swett daughter of D.P. Swett and Annie P. Chadbourne, on 19 Sep 1900 in Canton, Maine. Annie was from Somersworth, NH a the time of her marriage to Charles.
6. Lizzie Plummer Swett (Robert, David) was born Oct 1860 in Canton, Me. She died 24 Mar 1953 in Portland, ME and was buried 25 Mar 1953 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth, ME.
"Mrs. Hutchins before her marriage was Lizzie Plummer Swett of Canton, daughter of Robert and Luzerne Jones Swett. Graduating from the schoolsof that town, she came to Portland to work at the age of 17. Here she met Mr. Hutchins and they were married March 1, 1879, by the Rev. Mr. Day, then pastor of the Chestnut Street Methodist Church. ... Mrs. Hutchins is an expert needlewoman and has made many beautiful quilts and done much knitting."
- Per the Portland Press Herald, March 2, 1943 on the occassion of her 64th wedding anniversary.
Lizzie married Charles Ilsley Goodwin Hutchins, son of John F. Hutchins and Martha A. Russell, on 1 Mar 1879 in Portland, ME. Charles was born 8/9 Feb 1852 in Biddeford, ME. He died 20 Nov 1943 in Portland and was buried 23 Nov 1943 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth, ME.
-- Per the 1889-1991 Portland, Maine Directories, Charles I.G. Hutchins worked as a foreman baker. Two addresses are provided in that directory, 30 Pearl, Portland and 162 Franklin, Portland.
In a 1943 newspaper clipping from the Portland Press Herald, Portland,Maine: "Mr. Hutchins, born at Kennebunk, son of John and Martha Russell Hutchins, spent his youth in that town and Biddeford. Coming to Portland as a young man, he learned the baking trade which he followed for many years, working for concerns of W. C. Cobb, Goudy and Kent, and F.N.Calderwood. From 1902 to 1912 he was a baker and chef at the Portland City Home. Soon after entrance of this country in World War One, he entered the Kittery Navy Yard where he worked in the electrical ship until his retirement in 1932. Always fond of horses and the set, he tells many interesting stories of his youth when he drove stage coaches and hacks. In his spare time he enjoyed trips along the Maine coast in tugboats with his old friend, Captain Oliver. He is a past noble grand of the Ancient Brothers Lodge of IOOF, past cheif patriarch of the Encampment and a member of the Grand Lodges of Maine."
- Portland Press Herald, March 2, 1943, on the occassion of his 64th wedding anniversary