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Notes for SAMUEL PLAISTED:
Saco Valley Settlements and Families
No better fighting stock was ever represented in New England than produced
by the Plaisted family. Of the origin of the emigrant ancestors I have no
knowledge. By intermarriage the family is connected with the most respectable
lineages in Maine and New Hampshire. CAPT. ROGER PLAISTED was
slain in King Philip's war while defending the "Upper Garrison" in Kittery, and
the following inscription from a large tombstone at South Berwick, speaks for
"Here lies ye body of SAMUEL PLAISTED, ESQ., son of COL. ICHABOD
PLAISTED, ESQ., who departed this life March ye 20, 1731-2, in ye 36 year
of his age. Near unto this place lies interred the body of ROGER PLAISTED,
ESQ., grandfather to the said Samuel Plaisted, who was killed by ye Indians
Oct. ye 16th, 1675 aged 40 years. Also ye body of his Eldest son, Mr. Roger
Plaisted, who was killed at ye same time with his father."
ICHABOD PLAISTED was a member of the council from 1706 until his
death, Nov. 16, 1715, aged 52 years, "deeply lamented." JUDGE SAMUEL
PLAISTED was a gentleman of superior parts, distinguished and beloved.
COL. JOHN PLAISTED was for twenty years associate and chief justice of
Elisha Plaisted, Esq., from Berwick, was an early proprietor of Scarborough,
and gave his son Samuel a farm at Winnocks Neck, where, with wife Elizabeth
Libby, he settled and remained until old age. After the death of his wife he
went to Limington and died there in the family of Joseph Moody, whose wife
was his daughter. He had a family of twelve children as follows:
1.HANNAH, b. June 20, 1754; m., Feb. 17, 1779, Joseph Dam, of Kittery.
2.ELISHA, b. Nov. 20, 1755.
3.ESTHER, b. Sept. 9, 1757.
4.JOHN, bapt. July 1, 1759; m. Lydia Moulton, and settled in Standish.
5.SAMUEL, bapt. May 24, 1762; m. Hannah Cilley, of Saco, and settled
in Gorham, Me.
6.ANDREW, b. June 1, 1763; m. Molly Libby, of Scarborough, Sept. 13,
1786, and settled in Gorham, Me., where children and descendants
I.BETSEY, b. Dec. 20, 1787; m. Stephen Cram.
II.SALLY, b. July 1, 1788; m. William Thomes.
III.JOSEPH, b. May 9, 1790; m. Eunice Thomes, sister of Col. Amos
Thomes, of Harrison, and settled on an eminence in the south part
of that town afterwards known as "Plaisted's hill." He had: Harriet
C., b. Oct. 12, 1823, m. Jonathan Fogg, Dec. 8, 1844; Eliza, b. Oct.
22, 1825, m. Edward Hall; Summer S., b. March 10, 1831, supposed
to have been murdered.
IV.ANDREW, b. Sept. 18, 1792; m. Eliza True.
V.MARY, born Oct. 30, 1795; m., first, John Phinney; second, Oliver
VI.MAJOR, b. March 17, 1798; m. Mary G. Libby, and settled on the
homestead in Gorham, where he was living in 1882. Six children:
John, b. July 14, 1850, shoe dealer, Manchester, N. H.; Helen A., b.
Sept. 11, 1852, m. Herman S. Whitney; Louisa M., b. Aug. 27, 1854,
m. Granville Clement; George P., b. Apr. 25, 1857; Edward W., b.
May 22, 1860; Alice B., b. May 30, 1870.
VII.HANNAH, b. Apr. 10, 1803; second wife of William Thomes, of Gorham,
VIII.HARRIET, d. at the age of four years.
7.ELIZABETH, m. Joseph Moody, of Limington, Me., July 10, 1783.
8.SIMON, m. Harriet Small; settled in Limington and had issue:
I.JOHN, b. Jan. 1, 1809.
II.SIMON, b. Apr. 22, 1811.
III.BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 6, 1814.
IV.MARY, b. Oct. 14, 1816.
9.WILLIAM, m. Hannah Dyer in 1805, and lived in Portland.
10.ABIGAIL, m. Simon Moulton, of Standish.
11.SARAH, d. unmarried.
12.MARY, m., first, Eben Moulton, of Waterford; second, Josiah Willard,
of that town.
Roger Plaisted was an early settler of Buxton; was a soldier of the Revolution.
Some say he was in the navy. He d. Oct. 9, 1848; wife Dorcas d. Nov. 4,
1827. He is said to have been at Boston to attend a reunion of soldiers of the
Revolution, when rising ninety years of age, where he made a short speech.
Children, b. in Buxton, as follows:
1.OLIVE, b. Sept. 3, 1775; m. Robert P. Marr, of Scarborough, May 11,
2.SIMON, b. May 28, 1777.
3.DORCAS, b. July 17, 1779.
4.ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 10, 1781; d. June 22, 1784.
5.MARY, b. Feb. 15, 1784.
6.ELIZABETH M., b. Mar. 24, 1786; m. Amos Mason, Apr. 9, 1807.
7.JOSEPH, b. Oct. 21, 1788.
8.JANE M., b. Mar. 29, 1791.
9.ROGER, b. May 28, 1793.
10.ISABELLA M., b. Aug. 22, 1795.
11.MELLEN, b. Mar. 26, 1798.
12.JONATHAN M., bapt. Mar. 22, 1799.
13.SAMUEL, b. Nov. 22, 1800.
John Plaisted, of Biddeford, and wife Hannah had issue born there named as
1.BETSEY, b. Dec. 4, 1793.
2.ALEXANDER, b. Apr. 28, 1795.
3.HANNAH, b. July 18, 1797.
4.MARGERY, b. Oct. 21, 1801.
5.MOLLY, b. Jan. 15, 1804.
6.OLIVE, b. Feb. 7, 1806.
7.JOHN, b. Feb. 9, 1808.
8.MALINDA, b. June 9, 1810.
William and Charity Plaisted had, b. in Biddeford, children as follows:
1.JOHN T., b. Sept. 15, 1816.
2.GEORGE C., b. Aug. 14, 1819.
3.WILLIAM, b. Jan. 7, 1824.
Gen. Harris M. Plaisted, son of Dea. William and Nancy (Merrill) Plaisted and
seventh in descent from Capt. Roger, was born in Jefferson, N. H., Nov. 2,
1828. He has filled many official positions; a brave soldier in the Civil war, a
member of Congress, and Governor of Maine; an able lawyer and eloquent
orator. He married, Sept. 21, 1858, Sarah J. Mason, of Waterville, Me., and
by her had three sons. Mrs. P. died Oct. 25, 1875, and he married, Sept. 27,
1881, Mabel True, of Exeter, by whom one child. Issue:
1.HAROLD M., graduate of Maine State College in 1881; Stevens Institute
Technology, 1882; now solicitor of patents at St. Louis.
2.FREDERIC W., graduate St. Johnsbury Academy and since 1885 editor
3.RALPH P., member senior class of Bowdoin.
4.GERTRUDE H., at home.