I'm a Finson descendant.My ancestor, Zebulon Rowe, married Susanna Finson Capada (Cassada) at Newbury, MA, 22 July 1777 (Newbury VR).She was the widow of Philemon Capada [sojourner] (Gloucester, MA VR).
This information comes from the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", a publication of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston, MA.
Susanna was the daughter of Thomas Finson and Sarah Easecoot.Thomas was born in Gloucester, MA 16 July 1720.Sarah was born at Manchester on 29 April 1720.Thomas died 13 May 1762 at Gloucester.His children were:
Mary Finson, b. 17 Oct. 1742, who married Jeffry Parsons
Sarah Finson, b. 9 May 1744, married William Parsons
Susanna, b. 12 May 1746, m. Philemon Capada & Zebulon Rowe
Elisabeth, b. ca. 1752, m. Timothy Hinckly (Kenchly)
THOMAS FINSON, b. ca. 1755; m. MARY DRESSER
Tammy Finson, bp. 21 Aug. 1757, m. Thomas Goss, Jr.
Jerusha Finson, bp. 27 April 1760; m. Joshua Burgess.
OK.There is your Thomas Finson and Mary Dresser.
Thomas, who married Mary Dresser was the son of Thomas Finson and Sarah Easecoot, who was in turn the son of Thomas Finson and Mary Lane.
Quoting from THE REGISTER: "Mary Lane . . . was born at Gloucester 8 August 1696 (Gloucester VR).She married there, first, 6 December 1716, (Gloucester VR) THOMAS FINSON, who was killed by Indians at Fox Harbor, Penobscot, Maine, 22 June 1724 (Gloucester VR) . . ."Mary Lane Finson later married Joseph Thurston in Gloucester.The children of Thomas Finson and Mary Lane were:
Mary, b. 23 July 1718, m. James Davis 3d
Thomas, m. Sarah Easecoot
Ambrose, b. 15 Feb. 1723, m. Bethia Davis
Elizabeth, b. 1 Feb. 1724/5, posthumously, no further record.
Now, let's talk a little more about Thomas Finson and Mary Dresser.Here's another direct quote from THE REGISTER:"Thomas Finson . . . was born probably at Gloucester, about 1755, and died at Pejepscot, Maine, 30 January 1807.He married in the Rockport [MA] church, 7 September 1777, (Gloucester VR) MARY DRESSER, who was born at Gloucester 7 December 1755 and died at Pejepscot 12 October 1812, the daughter of John and Mary (Grover) Dresser . . ."
The children of Thomas Finson and Mary Dresser are listed as:
Polly Finson, b. 27 April 1778; d. at Pejepscot, 3 June 1795
Thomas Finson, b. 7 Jan. 1780, m. @ Pejepscot Anna Rowe
John Finson, b. 1 June 1782; d. 11 March 1783
Sally Finson, b. 25 Dec. 1783, m. Thomas Sargent Tyler
John Dresser Finson, b. 7 May 1786
Ambrose Finson, b. 1 June 1789; m. Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Kinsley Finson, b. at Gloucester 15 Jan. 1791, d. 29 Nov. 1808
Polly Finson, b. at Pejepscot Claim, 23 Feb. 1796; m. Samuel Stinchfield
Jabez Rowe Finson, b. 6 Oct. 1799; m. at Bangor, ME, 1 May 1823 Martha M. Tyler
Betsy Dyer Finson, b. 2 May 1801.
These dates are all from THE REGISTER.You'll note Jabez Rowe Finson who married at Bangor, ME.I'd guess that he ended up at Bangor because his cousin, Susan Finson Rowe and her husband, Zebulon Rowe, lived across the Penobscot River in Eddington, Maine and had encouraged him.Oddly, The Rowe middle name did not come from Zebulon, who was originally born in Suffield, CT., but from Jabez Rowe of Gloucester, who was of a different family.Zebulon was descended from Thomas Roe of Suffield and had changed the spelling of the name some time around the Revolutionary War (possibly to make the name seem less British).
I'm going to leave off with the transcriptions for now.However, I should direct you to "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" which supplied this information.It is in a serialized article entitled "The John Wallis Family of Cape Ann".The serial segments appeared in the following issues:July 1998, October 1998, January 1999, April 1999, and July 1999.The 1998 issues are Volume 152 and the 1999 issues are Volume 153.There is lots more information you will probably want there.The Hist-Gen website is:www.newenglandancestors.org
Dana R. Rowe