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Date: Wed, 29 May 96 23:04:09 -0700
From: Dave Nelson dhnelson@mail.island.net
To: esanders@moose.ncia.net
Subject: genealogy


Inerestingly enough, I noticed both GAMBLE and STARRITT names on your 
list of search.  My mother was a GAMBLE and consequently, I have two 
uncles who are still GAMBLES, who settled in Nova Scotia, from Ireland 
(1800) and who have affiliations with STARRITTS in Nova Scotia (Lower 
Londonderry, Colchester County to be exact).

Sound familiar or worth persuing??  I also have corresponded with Gambles 
who ended up in Australia if the Canada route serves no purpose.

Give me a jingle.


S.Nelson-Oxford (obscured Gamble)


1.  William STARRETT was born on Apr 15 1694 in Highlands of Scotland..  He died on Mar 8 1769 in Dedham, MA.  When William was 2 years old his parents fled to the north of Ireland to escape religious persecution. Previous to their escape they are said to have hid in a cave for 3 months. William and Mary came to America in 1728 to Pemaquid, ME.
In 1735 to upper St. Georges, which is now Warren ME. At the outbreak of King Georges War they moved to Woburn, MA and then to Dedham, MA.

Mary GAMBLE was born in 1699 in County Derry, Ireland.  She died on Apr 12 1786 in St. Georges, ME.  Gambles were among the earliest of the Scotch families to take refuge in Ireland. (religious persecution) The widowed Mary returned to St. Georges ME.  Children of William STARRETT and Mary GAMBLE were:

	+2	i.	David STARRETT.


2.  David STARRETT was born on Dec 27 1736 in Warren, ME.  He died on Mar 19 1813 in Francestown NH.  He was buried in Francestown NH cem. # 1..  They came to Francestown NH in 1779 from Derryfield, NH.

He was married to Elizabeth (Langdell 1st. marr.) THORNDIKE on Feb 8 1787.  Elizabeth (Langdell 1st. marr.) THORNDIKE died on Sep 27 1836 in Charlstown, NH.  David STARRETT and Elizabeth (Langdell 1st. marr.) THORNDIKE had no known children.

He was married to Mary MCCLINTO(CK) on Oct 28 1760.  Mary MCCLINTO(CK) was born in 1740.  She died on Dec 9 1785 in Francestown, NH.  She was buried in Francestown, NH cem # 1..  Children of David STARRETT and Mary MCCLINTO(CK) were:

	+3	i.	Abigail STARRETT.


3.  Abigail STARRETT was born on Feb 20 1774 in Derryfield, NH (also Derifield, NH) (Now Manchester)..  She died on Nov 24 1843 in (Also 1842 or 44?) Reading MA..

She was married to William PIERCE on Jul 15 1802.  William PIERCE was born on Dec 1 1777 in Hilsborough, NH (31 Dec?) From large bible pres..  From large bible presented to Ilda G. Robinson by her uncle, Joseph Pierce.  He died on Mar 31 1826 in Marshfield, VT (Also 1834?).  Was from Francistown, NH.  Children of Abigail STARRETT and William PIERCE were:

	+4	i.	David Starrett PIERCE.
	+5	ii.	Abigail PIERCE.
	6	iii.	Susan(a) PIERCE Unmarried was born on Sep 5 1804 in Hebron NH.  She died on Aug 9 1862 in Reading, MA.
	+7	iv.	Simeon L. or P. PIERCE.
	+8	v.	William PIERCE.
	+9	vi.	Elizabeth P. PIERCE.
	+10	vii.	Joseph PIERCE.
	11	viii.	Moses (B. or E.) PIERCE was born on Aug 25 1816 in Piermont, NH.  He died on Oct 12 1840 in Reading MA.  Unmarried
	+12	ix.	George W. PIERCE.


4.  David Starrett PIERCE was born on Jun 7 1806 in Hebron, NH (History of Francistown, NH) or Hudson, NH.1,2  He died on Mar 26 1856 in or July, 1891 in Calais, VT.

He was married to Mary BANCROFT on Dec 8 1835.  Mary BANCROFT was born on Apr 26 1813 in Barre township, VT.  She died on Jan 30 1877 in Calais, VT of consumption..2  Children of David Starrett PIERCE and Mary BANCROFT were:

	+13	i.	Mary Amelia PIERCE.
	+14	ii.	George W. PIERCE.
	15	iii.	David A. PIERCE was born on Oct 12 1841.  He/she died in Jul 1891 in Calais, VT.1
	16	iv.	Joseph PIERCE was born on Apr 10 1844.  He died on May 24 1876.1
	17	v.	Lydia PIERCE was born on Aug 13 1846.  She died on Sep 11 1871.1
	18	vi.	Daniel B. PIERCE was born on Mar 30 1850.1
	+19	vii.	Abbie Susan PIERCE.
	20	viii.	Hittie L. PIERCE was born on May 13 1854.1
	+21	ix.	Lilla Ada PIERCE.

5.  Abigail PIERCE was born on Apr 22 1803 in Hebron, NH.  She died on Jan 9 1855 in Reading, MA.

She was married to John H. of Corinth, VT. on May 5 1828.  Abigail PIERCE and John H. of Corinth, VT. had no known children.

7.  Simeon L. or P. PIERCE was born on Mar 12 1808 in Elexandra (Alexandria).  He died in Oshkosh WI..

  Simeon L. or P. PIERCE and Hannah LEWIS had no known children.

8.  William PIERCE was born on Jun 30 1812 in Havril (Haverhil) NH.  He died in Reading, MA.

Dorothy RIDEOUT was born in Maine.  William PIERCE and Dorothy RIDEOUT had no known children.

9.  Elizabeth P. PIERCE was born on Feb 2 1810 in Hebron NH.  She died on Mar 24 1868 in Reading MA.

She was married to George WINN on Feb 13 1840.  Children of Elizabeth P. PIERCE and George WINN were:

	22	i.	George B. WINN was born on Oct 15 1845.

10.  Joseph PIERCE was born on Nov 18 1814 in Piermont NH.  He died on Jul 4 1841 in or 1844. Williamstown, VT..

Adeline STRONG was born in from Reading MA..  Joseph PIERCE and Adeline STRONG had no known children.

12.  George W. PIERCE was born on May 19 1819 in Piermont, NH.  He died on Mar 9 1842 in Reading MA.

  George W. PIERCE and Lucinda RICHARDSON had no known children.


13.  Mary Amelia PIERCE was born on May 31 1839 in East Montpelier, VT.2  She died on Sep 11 1872 in Calais, VT.

She was married to Julius Sullivan ROBINSON on Jan 1 1862.  Julius Sullivan ROBINSON3 was born on Mar 9 1836 in Calais, VT.4  He died in 1882.  Children of Mary Amelia PIERCE and Julius Sullivan ROBINSON were:

	+23	i.	Inda M. ROBINSON.
	+24	ii.	Irving George ROBINSON.
	25	iii.	Ilda ROBINSON was born in 1865.4

14.  George W. PIERCE was born on Feb 17 1837 in or feb 27 1837.  He died on May 10 1896 in March 1896 ? Cadys Falls?.1

He was married to Jane S. BRADFORD on Apr 18 1865.  George W. PIERCE and Jane S. BRADFORD had no known children.

19.  Abbie Susan PIERCE was born on Nov 5 1852.5  She died on Feb 11 1931.1,6  Named for Abigail and Susan Pierce, her aunts.

She was married to George E. RANDALL on Dec 16 1880.  George E. RANDALL1 was born on Jun 14 1846 in Charlestown, NH.  He died in 1925.  He was buried in Northfield VT, Cem. near high school..  George was a rairload man and early in his carreer was working out west
but they spent most of their married life in Wells River, Vermont and
resided in a beautiful large home on the hill above the railroad station.
Calais relatives often visited via the Montpelier-Wells River Railroad.  Children of Abbie Susan PIERCE and George E. RANDALL were:

	26	i.	Mary RANDALL was born on Jun 28 1882.  She died in 1902.1
	27	ii.	Ruth RANDALL was born on Jun 28 1884.  She died on Mar 19 1973.1  Never married. Was close friends with her cousin, Inda Robinson Wheeler.

21.  Lilla Ada PIERCE was born on Nov 25 1856.  She died in Oct 1881 in Calais, VT.1

She was married to George HALL on Aug 18 1876.  Lilla Ada PIERCE and George HALL had no known children.


23.  Inda M. ROBINSON was born on Apr 13 1867 in Calais, VT.  She died on Feb 2 1944 in Calais, VT.1  Died of heart attack.

She was married to Simon Shubel WHEELER on Sep 25 1889.  Simon Shubel WHEELER was born on May 25 1865 in Calais, VT..1,7  He died on Dec 27 1947 in North Montpelier, VT.  He was buried in Robinson Cem., Calais, VT..  When Simon and Inda were married they went to live in the small house close to the Maple Corners schoolhouse (it's still there as of 1992). It was here that Julius was born. Later they moved to Kents Corner where Joel was born. (It's not known for sure which house but it may have been the Bulluck house.) After this they lived on a farm on the county road in East Montpelier. These buildings burned; were rebuilt and later lived in by Chester and Lucy Anderson, Inda's half sister. After the fire Simon and Inda went to live with her brother and wife, Irving and Nellie and family of daughters at the Robinson homestead -- reached from a road leading off the Calais-Worcester road just beyond Curtis Pond. The farm buildings, including a large brick house with white ell sets on top of a hill from which there is a magnificent view of Maple Corner Village and the mountains beyond. Raymond was born here and it was shortly after his birth that Simon and Inda purchased the Bennett farm just out of Maple Corners on the County Road toard Montpelier. There is a Cape Cod style house, painted white and with attached woodshed, horse barn and storage shed.   Simon was a successful farmer, keeping his buildings in tip top shape and raising good crops for his dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, hens, and horses. He also worked on the town roads and was known as an excellent teamster. They raised their three sons here and taught them good farming practices. They also made a home for a local homeless girl, Florence Berry. During World War I Joel took over the farm. Julius had married and had his own place and Raymond was in the army.   In time the couple moved to Maple Corners and lived once again in the house they occupied when first wed. They were also caretakers at different times at the Oscar Gallagher home next door. Later they lived in the apartment in Julius and Mary's farm home just across the brook. It was there that Inda died of a heart attack in 1944.  Children of Inda M. ROBINSON and Simon Shubel WHEELER were:

	+28	i.	Joel Robinson WHEELER.
	+29	ii.	Raymond Dewey WHEELER.
	+30	iii.	Julius Henry WHEELER.

24.  Irving George ROBINSON4 was born in 1864.

He was married to Nellie SWASEY on Oct 12 1887 in Calais, VT.  Nellie SWASEY was born on Feb 10 1864 in Morristown, VT.4  She died in Nov 1959 in Putnam Rest Home in Middlesex, VT..  Children of Irving George ROBINSON and Nellie SWASEY were:

	+31	i.	Minnie ROBINSON.
	+32	ii.	Mary Louise ROBINSON.
	+33	iii.	Mildred ROBINSON.
	+34	iv.	Emily ROBINSON.
	+35	v.	Ilda ROBINSON.
	+36	vi.	Elinor Rachel ROBINSON.


28.  Joel Robinson WHEELER was born on Oct 5 1893 in Calais, VT.  He died on Jun 6 1982 in Berlin VT in a nursing home..  Died of Arterio Sclerotic Heart Disease due to chronic bro.. syndrom,
Arthritis, Pneuninitis, etc.
(Had demenita or Alzeimer's?)  He was buried in Plainmont Cem., East Montpelier, Washington, Vt.  Worked in G.E. Mann's store in Calais, VT and C.P. Dudley's store in East Montpelier, VT. In 1916 he worked at Berry-Ball Company Store in St. Johnsbury, and then in the war moved back to his family farm in Calais. Then moved to Montpelier and worked at Vermont College for 18 years before retiring. Next bought a house in West Bolton, VT.

He was married to Hilda BRAZIER on Oct 9 1916.  Hilda BRAZIER was born on Oct 19 1896 in 94 Chapel St., Ilkeston, County of Derby, England.  She was baptized on May 4 1897 in Parish of Ilkeston, County of Derby, Gotham, Nottingham, England..8  Baptized Methodist. Certificate a true copy from the Primitive Methodist Register Book of Baptism at Gotham at Nottingham 1st Circuit.  She died on Dec 4 1990 in Burlington, VT, in Mary Fletcher Hospital.  She was buried in Plainmont Cem., East Montpelier, Washington, Vt.  !source: Vt. V.R. card gave birth place as "Ilhiston", but is mostly likely Elston which is near Bingham & Screveton
Note from Ed Sanders:
The above spellings of Ilkeston, county of Derby, are all wrong. Here is the exact info from her birth certificate:
CE 187628  B. Cert. S.R.
Number: 160
When and where born: Oct. 19, 1896, 94 Chapel St., Ilkeston, U.D.
Name: Hilda   Father: Arthur James Brazier  Mother: Elizabeth Brazier, formerly Holland.  Profession of father: general labourer.

She sailed to America from Liverpool on the ship Britannic, departed on May 12th, 1897, number 5 on the manifest. Her health inspection card was punched ten times for each day by the ship's surgeon.

Town Clerk on Marriage License, Clark Sibley, East Montpelier. 
29.  Raymond Dewey WHEELER1 was born on Jun 24 1898 in Calais, VT.  He died on Oct 20 1981 in Berlin, VT of old age..  He was buried in North Montpelier VT Cem..  Died of strokes and dementia.

He was married to Bernice V. ANGELL on Aug 14 1919.  Bernice V. ANGELL1 was born on Aug 18 1895 in Woodbury, VT.  She died on Mar 11 1991 in Barre, VT of old age..  She was buried in North Montpelier VT Cem..

30.  Julius Henry WHEELER1 was born on Aug 8 1890.  He died in 1956 in Heaton Hospital, Montpelier, VT..  Died of cancer.

He was married to Mary Henrietta BANCROFT on Dec 27 1911.  Mary Henrietta BANCROFT1 was born on Mar 19 1887.  She died on Jan 18 1946.  She was buried in Robinson cem, Calais, VT.  Julius Henry WHEELER and Mary Henrietta BANCROFT had no known children.

31.  Minnie ROBINSON was born in 1888.4  Of Wilmington, VT. (1959)

  Minnie ROBINSON and Merton BARBER had no known children.

32.  Mary Louise ROBINSON was born in 1892.4  Of Calais, VT.

  Mary Louise ROBINSON and John MORSE had no known children.

33.  Mildred ROBINSON was born in 1895.4  Of County Rd., East Montpelier, VT (1959)

34.  Emily ROBINSON was born in 1897.4  Of Wilmington, VT. (1959)

  Emily ROBINSON and Harold WHEELER had no known children.

35.  Ilda ROBINSON was born in 1902.4  Of Worcester, VT. (1959)

Ferdinand FIOLA died in 1944.4  Ilda ROBINSON and Ferdinand FIOLA had no known children.

Hiram WITHAM was born in 1948.4  Ilda ROBINSON and Hiram WITHAM had no known children.

36.  Elinor Rachel ROBINSON was born in 1906.4  Of Scituate MA (1959)

  Elinor Rachel ROBINSON and Frank SAMPSON had no known children.


1.  Doris Wheeler Gallison.

2.  Barbara Pratt.

3.  A History of the Doggett-Daggett Family by Samuel Bradlee Doggett, 1894.

4.  Ilda Witham work.

5.  Large Pierce Bible.

6.  History of Francistown, NH.

7.  Joel Wheeler's Wooden covered birthdate book.

8.  Certificate of baptism.

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