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March 28, 2013

Genealogy Corner

Finding Nathaniel Part II

PLAISTOW – Let’s pick up where we left off. After Nathaniel at age 28 received three pounds British from his father’s will and the .75 Caliber Brown Bess Flintlock rifle, he disappeared from any Newbury records.

Interestingly, a Nathaniel suddenly appeared in Falmouth records in 1772, the same year that Patience, his half-sister, died in Falmouth, Maine (formerly Massachusetts Bay Colony) of an unknown illness. It was the same year, 1772, that the American Revolution began brewing in earnest with the formation of “Committees of Correspondence” just 100 miles south, in Boston, by Samuel Adams. These committees were “provisional Patriot emergency governments” to supplant what the British were imposing as royal edicts of King George III.

Late that same year in October 30, 1772, a marriage was performed and recorded by Rev. Samuel Perley in Falmouth between a Nathaniel and a young woman named Mary, daughter of a very wealthy businessman. Maine Historical Society Genealogy records were the key and proved this was Nathaniel of Newbury. Nathaniel built a small home not far from the shoreline near Mary’s parents and all seemed blissful.

One year later, May 29, 1773 son Joseph was born in Falmouth. Note that Nathaniel broke with tradition and named his first born son differently. One might surmise that the English tradition did not sit well with him. It was at that time that colonists were taxed a penny a pound for tea and the “Sons of Liberty” responded by dumping 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. Traditions and taxes brought by the King were being tossed overboard just like the tea.

It was apparent that Nathaniel was a good father, despite the civil unrest, he did not waver in caring for his family. But Falmouth seaport residents and other seaports from Boston North signed a document known as the “Articles of Association” in 1774 which basically said that they would cease to pay the Kings taxes forced upon them and shall cease to import or export to England. Having no soldiers from the King in Falmouth perhaps gave a false sense of safety to its citizens.

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