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Samuel STAPLES

Samuel STAPLES

Male 1707 - Abt 1776  (68 years)

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  • Name Samuel STAPLES  [1
    Born 11 Apr 1707  Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    American Revolution
    Baptism 10 Jul 1715  Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause of Death Presumed shot and thrown overboard in the Penobscot Bay during the American Revolution. 
    Death Abt 1776  at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Military American Revolution, French-Indian Wars 
    Died Abt 1776  lost at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [Samuel] was impressed on board of an English man-of-war during the Revolution, and was never heard from. The mother of this family, Mrs. Mercy Staples, afterwards married a Mr. Hutchinson, of Sedgwick, by whom she had two sons and one daughter. The sons were Rev. David Hutchinson, a presiding elder in the Methodist Episcopal church in the western part of the State, and Timothy Hutchinson, who lived and died on Little Deer Isle. The daughter, Susan, was the wife of Capt. Benjamin Gray, of Penobscot.
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      Samuel Staples removed his family from Deer Isle to Swans Island in 1764. While fishing with others from Swans Island during the American Revolution, Samuel Staples was impressed into service by a British frigate. He was never heard from again, nor have any records of his whereabouts or fate been uncovered. According to the Bangor Historical Magazine, volume 5, when the British evacuated Bagaduce Maine, he was seized and carried off on a "Man of War" vessel and utilized as a pilot. Once the Penobscot Bay was cleared, it is presumed that he was shot and thrown overboard.
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      The occupant of the land adjoining that of Mr. Thompson on the southeast was a man named Staples. His widow, Mrs. Mercy Staples, with Joshua and Moses Staples, seems to have been here very early, not far from 1764. In all probability the sons above named were then quite young. There was another brother, who must at that time have arrived at manhood, who was the father of Mr. Samuel Staples, who died at Green's Landing, in 1841, aged seventy-three years.
      Samuel had one brother younger, named William, and two sisters, one, the wife of Mr. Stephen Babbidge, the other, that of Mr. Timothy Saunders. Their father was impressed on board of an English ship-of-war during the Revolution, when that iniquity was practiced. He was never heard of after that, and probably died while in the service.
      Afterward Mrs. Staples married a Mr. Hutchinson, of Sedgwick, by whom she had two sons and one daughter. The sons were Rev. David Hutchinson, a presiding elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the western part of the State, and Mr. Timothy Hutchinson, who lived here many years and died on Little Deer Island; and the daughter was Susan, the wife of Captain Benjamin Gray, of Penobscot.
      Mr. Staples moved to Swan's Island, where he died in 1845, aged over ninety years. The other son, Joshua, in whose name the lot appears on the plan, married the daughter of Mr. John Raynes, Sr., who had one daughter, Jane Staples, who married Mr. Elias Morey, Jr., who lived and died on Swan's Island.
      The mother, Mercy Staples, also had a settler's right, and it was known as the "Granny Lot," as she was known as "Granny Staples." She had a deed from the Tylers, 'and it passed from her to her son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Conary, by whom it was conveyed to the late Pearl Spofford, Esq., and is now held by his heirs. The lot set off to Joshua Staples afterward became the property of Major Nathan Low, and is now held by his heirs., [2, 3]
    Person ID I2654  main
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2016 

    Father John STAPLES,   b. Abt 1677, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1745, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary DIXON,   b. 23 Sep 1679, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1745, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Oct 1696  Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F953  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mercy CANE,   b. 14 Oct 1719, York, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  Phillipstown, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Olive STAPLES,   b. Abt 1755, prob Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, prob Deer Isle or Blue Hill, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +2. Mercy STAPLES,   b. Abt 1745, Phillipstown, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1826, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     3. Patience STAPLES,   b. 9 Jul 1748, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Samuel STAPLES,   b. 29 Oct 1752, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1815, Taunton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +5. Moses STAPLES,   b. 29 Sep 1753, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1846, Swans Island, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +6. Ann STAPLES,   b. Abt 1755, Phillipstown, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Joshua STAPLES,   b. 18 Oct 1755, Phillipstown, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 15 May 1806, Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. William STAPLES,   b. 16 Nov 1758, Castine, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Mary STAPLES,   b. 1 Aug 1761, Swans Island, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1836, Swans Island, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F913  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Patience MOORE,   b. Abt 1709,   d. Bef 1745  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1727  Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. John STAPLES,   b. 29 Apr 1738, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1777  (Age < 38 years)
     2. Samuel STAPLES,   b. 29 Apr 1738
     3. Ebenezer STAPLES,   b. 14 Jun 1740, Kittery, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Elizabeth STAPLES,   b. 1741
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1025  Group Sheet