IS THIS A POSSIBLE FIRST GENERATION OF
William Titcomb for 1758 in Falmouth
Maine and died 16 march 1833 in Falmouth; and wife Elizabeth Tukey born 26 April
1760 in Falmouth; died 16 April 1844 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland County,
FIRST KNOWN GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE:
Jeremiah Titcomb m. Anna/Annie S. Young
Annie Young Titcomb was
born on the 18th of
May 1794 in Gray, Cumberland County, Maine; Jeremiah was born there 30 May 1796. They
appear to have been married
30 Mar 1817 in their home county of Cumberland. Eventually Jeremiah and
Annie moved to Penobscot County to the town of Corinna, maine. They lived with their son Sumner's family.
As you can see from the map below, they moved from lower Maine to Penobscot
County above the Penobscot Bay.
This is the Jeremiah Titcomb who likely served his new country
as a Private in the War of 1812 in Capt. J. Kilbourn's Co. Lieut. Col. W.
Ryerson's Regt., Maine Militia from Sept. 25 to Nov. 7, 1814.
Jeremiah Jr and dad
Jeremiah Non-Population Schedule of Livestock, Bushels Produced, etc. in Maine
This is very interesting as in 1870 Anna and Jeremiah are in Corinna
Maine but list that they were both born in Maine, whereas it appears from the
above info, that he may have been born in England. His is "still" 2 years younger than
Anna at 74 and her 76. They farm and their farmstead is worth $1000 with
$400 in personal property.
Jeremiah's wife Anna died in 1871. Inscription on Headstone: Anna S., wife
of Jeremiah Titcomb, died May 22, 1871 aet 77yrs 4dys."
Morse's Corner Cemetery in Corinna Maine.
The headstone has fallen.
Now 84 years old, he is living with his son,
Sumner B. Titcomb and Summer's wife, Sarah F. Knowles Titcomb and his
grandchildren, Sumner Lafayette and Richard L. Titcomb. Even at 84, he is listed as
a farm laborer.
CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH AND ANNA S. YOUNG TITCOMB included Sumner
(above) and Nathan Titcomb, from whom this line descends.
SECOND GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE
Nathan and Clarissa D. Claverly Titcomb
FindAGrave # 70433755:
Inscription: Nathan Titcomb, died Dec 14, 1890 aet 69 yrs 3 mos. Morse's Corner
Appears Clarissa also is with this headstone per findagrave.com
Nathan Titcomb, son of
Jeremiah and Annie, was born on the last day of August, the 31st, in 1821.
His birth took place in Gray, Maine.
Clarissa D. Claverly was
born in New Hampshire in Gilmanton, County of Belknap on August 17, 1830.
Nathan married Clarissa D.
Caverly on the 4th day of June in 1848 - a June bride! Their son Lorren W.
Titcomb was born in 1850 in Exeter. By 1860 Lorren has been joined by
brothers John (9), La Forrest Sumner (6) who is my direct ancestor, and Fred
Titcomb who is 2 and perhaps a terrible two! Tantrums of terrible twos? I
hope those were happy years for Fred as he is not listed in the next census of
1870. By 1870, daughter Flora has arrived. In 1880 Nathan and
"Clara' still have two children at home - Lorren W. who is 30 and Frank L. who
is 22 and no doubt Frank is a great help to their parents on their farm. From
the census it appears that Lorren is a peddler of some sort (machines?).
is now 58 and suffers from asthma. Clarissa suffers from "convulsive fists"
which is evidently epilepsy.
They resided for many
years in Exeter, Maine which is in Penobscot County.
Nathan died on the 14th
day of December in 1890. Clarissa died in Corinna, Maine on
September 12 1893...three years later.
THIRD GENERATION OF TITCOMB LINE:
Laforest Sumner Titcomb and Rose S. Dearborn Titcomb
Titcomb was born in Exeter,
Maine and his wife,
Dearborn was born in Detroit, Somerset County, Maine; at one point they resided in
Pittsfield, ME. LaForest's parents were Nathan and Clarissa D. Claverly
Titcomb. Rose or Rosina Dearborn parents were John B. and Betsy Randall Bracket
Dearborn. A Daughter of Laforest and Rose is: Myrtie (Mertie) May Titcomb.
Rose and Laforest married when he was 26 and she 17 on Sept 21, 1879.
was born in Pittsfield Maine about 1880.
Albert Rudolf Bennett on October 29, 1898 in Pittsfield.
First marriage for each.
Intention filed 10/11/1898. Married
before Rev. A. E. Luce of Pittsfield, Clergyman.
See Right Column. Albert, a laborer, was born approximately one
year before Mertie, in 1879 in Guilford Maine.
Their residence was in Bucksport ME.
Albert Rudolf Bennett is the son of
Emma J (b. June 1847) and William Bennett (b. 1830) (two portraits on left
above) and the grandson of Isaac Bennett and Deborah Boyd.
Titcomb and Albert Rudolf Bennett, became the parents of
Bennett, Nina Bennett, Leila May Bennett, Anna Bennett, Norman F. Bennett,
(born abt. 1896), husband of
Esther Beach Eaton.
Eventually Myrtie and Albert moved to California, as did many
other Maine citizens who left their home state to seek employment in California
during that period of time. They
took Vera, Nina, Leila, Annie and Norman with them.
PICTURE: Grandmother Myrtie holding Nina’s child April 5, 1946 in
Albert Rudolf Bennett died at age 48 in California.
This is a photo of Albert Rudolf with
his daughter Annie Mae Bennett.
And this is a picture of Annie Mae that
looks almost like my mother,
Marjorie Emma Bennett! Wow! ►
My Mom and I above!
Charles Bennett remained in
Maine to marry,
Esther Beach Eaton.
Charles and Esther's daughter Marjorie Bennett
never knew her grandmother Myrtie but wrote to her and to a cousin
Julia Wynne in
Eureka Springs, California. Julia, her brothers Albert and
Walter Wynne, and her mother
and Walter P. Wynne
never returned to Maine from California.
Norman was the “much younger brother” of Charles Albert Bennett.
When she was young,
Marjorie Bennett did meet and visit her elderly great
Rose Titcomb, in Stockton Springs, Maine.
Leforest Titcomb was diabetic, lost the circulation in his foot which
was amputated; the amputation killed him.
Marjorie Bennett's father,
was born in Pittsfield Maine, and was vastly interested in hunting and fishing –
he “lived for this!” Charles worked for the Maine Seaboard Paper Company
as a crane operator and lived in several different locations over his lifetime
including Orland, Searsport and Bucksport, Maine. He retired from
the paper company following an injury. Charles was married also to
Anna Layton (2nd wife) and
Margaret "Peg" Swett.(3rd wife).
NINA BENNETT, DAUGHTER OF MYRTIE AND
1870 CENSUS Exeter, Penobscot
County ME, taken on June 30, 1870.
At this point "LaForest" S. Titcomb is 16 or 17 years old and living with his
parents and siblings in Exeter, Maine. His parents are Nathan and Clara (Clarrisa)
Titcomb, ages 48 and 39 respectively. It appears from the census that
Clara was born in NH, but all the rest in Maine. Nathan is a farmer. The
children are Lauren (Lorren, Lorin) at 21 and a farm laborer; John Hamilton who
is 19 and a farm laborer; LaForest who is 17 and farms; Frank L who is 12 and
farms and Flora who is 9. They own their farm valued at $1000.
Living next door is Nathan's brother's family, Sumner and Sarah Knowles
Titcomb, and their children, Dora, age 13; Sumner Jr., age 9 and Richard L. age
1. They own their farm valued at $3000.
And living in the next house is another of Nathan's brothers, Jeremiah
Titcomb. Jeremiah, Jr. and his wife, Susan Wiley Titcomb.
Jeremiah, Jr. is a farm laborer who evidently does not own the property he
farms. The son living with them is "Wesley" who is 14.
1880 CENSUS Exeter, ME, taken on
June 9, 1880.
Rose and "Forest" Titcomb are newly married (21 Sep 1879). LeForest is
26 and Rose is 17. He farms, as does Henry Dearborn with whom the young
couple are living. Henry is the "Grandfather?" of Rose; Celinda is Henry's
wife; and they are in their 70s.
LaForest and Rose are living in Somerset County, Pittsfield Township in Maine
per this census taken in June of 1900. LaForest is a laborer and Rose is a
weaver. George attends school. Vivian V. Titcomb is just 3 years
Albert R., Mertie Mae, and my grandfather, Charlie are living several doors
down from LaForest and Rose Titcomb. Albert is a spinner for the woolen
mills, and Mertie/Myrtie is a weaver. Charlie is just 3 months old. They
have been married two years and have one son.
1910 CENSUS Pittsfield, ME, on
Middle Street, taken on April 22, 1910.
History of Pittsfield Maine
Rose and LaForest S. Titcomb are living in Pittsfield. He is 55;
she is 46, and they have been married 30 years and have three children, all
living. Residing with them are their daughters Vivian, age 18 and single,
and Mertie M. Bennett who is 27 married for 11 years and having 4 children.
Not known where her husband Albert Rudolf Bennett is during this census.
Living with Rose and LaForest are four of their grandchildren also:
Charles A. Bennett who is 10 (my grandfather); Vera who is 9; Lelia M. who is 6
and Nina who is 3. LaForest works as a laborer doing odd jobs. No
other members of the household are working at this point. All are listed
as born in Maine to Maine-born parents.
1920 CENSUS Stockton Springs, ME,
on East Main Street, taken on January 3, 1920. Rosina and
LaForest are 64 and 57, respectively, and have moved to Stockton Springs, near
Searsport. On this census, Rosina is listed as born in Michigan to
Maine-born parents. This is unlikely. LaForest is working as a
"common laborer" and Rosina is not working. Living next door to them is
the Wynne Family. Vera Bennett Wynne is the granddaughter of LaForest and
Rosina Titcomb and the daughter of Mertie Titcomb and her husband, Albert Rudolf
Bennett. Vera is married to Walter Patrick Wynne who was born 10 Mar 1892 in
Ireland. Vera was born 25 May 1902 in Pittsfield ME. They have one
son at this point, Walter, Jr., an infant.
Below is the 1920 Stockton Springs ME census for Albert R. Bennett and Mertie M.
Bennett and their children. The street name is unknown. This was
taken in January of 1920. Albert Rudolph Bennett is 41 and his wife Mertie
Mae is 38. Son, Charles A. Bennett, my grandfather is 19. Nina A.
Bennett, my great aunt is 12, great aunt Annie M. is 6; and great uncle Norman
is just 4 in 1920. My ancestor Hiram O. Eaton is boarding 4 houses down
from Albert R. Bennett. Hiram is 63 and still working as a blacksmith at a
shipyard. My great grandfather Albert R. and my grandfather Charlie
Bennett are both working as laborers cutting wood.
1930 CENSUS Stockton Springs, ME,
on East Main Street, taken on April 11, 1930. LaForest is now 76 and
owns their home worth $3000. Rose is 66. They have two boarders living
with them. It is interesting that LaForest married Rose at 24, and Rose married
LaForest at 17...a 7 year difference, but now in their senior years, she is 10
years younger! They were each born in Maine to parents born in Maine.
LaForest no longer is employed; but his wife Rose is a Seamstress working out of
1940 CENSUS Winterport Maine April 11,
Rose S. Titcomb is now 77 and is the mother-in-law in the household
of her daughter Vivian who is married to Martin L. Carleton. Rose is
widowed and evidently pays some rent to her daughter-in-law to live with them.
She completed only 8th grade.
Let's exchange information....
ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES 1620-1700:
Compiled by Frank R. Holmes, Published: The American Historical Soc.,
Inc. NY 1923; Asheville
929.2 H747d pg c1xxxv -
William came from Parish
of Tidcombe, Wiltshire, Eng to Newbury Mass 1634 where he was one of the
original proprietors. Died
First Settlers of New England
Titcomb came from Newbury England and settled at Newbury Mass; admitted
freeman 1642. Representative 1655 d 24 Sept 1676; Children: Peniel
born 1650; Benaich born 1653; William born 1659; Thomas born 1661; John
born?, 7 daughters. Capt.
Titcomb was killed in French War 1755 - he was a descendant.
Marriage License of Myrtie May Titcomb and Albert Rudolf Bennett:
Birth Certificate Record of Leila Mae Bennett, daughter of Mertie and
Albert Rudolf Bennett:
Birth Certificate Record of Vera Bennett, daughter of Mertie and Albert
Birth Certificate Record of Charlie Bennett, 1st child (my
grandfather of Mertie and Albert Rudolf Bennett:
Birth Certificate Record of Nina Bennett, daughter of Mertie and Albert