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Leonard ATWOOD

Male 1845 - 1930  (84 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Leonard ATWOOD was born 30 Jul 1845, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA (son of Isaac D. ATWOOD and Miriam LOWELL); died 1930; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.

    Notes:

    Res. in Philadelphia, Pa.

    1920 Census: MA: Suffolk: Boston, ED#193
    Atwood, Leonard, lodger, age 72, married, born in ME, father and mother born in ME, investor, tin shop;
    Nellie, lodger, age 70, married, born in MA, father and mother born in MA.

    1930 Census: NH: Merrimack: Boscawen, Dist. 3, p. 10 of 25:
    Atwood, Leonard, boarder, 84, first married at age 22, born in ME, father born in NH, mother born in ME, electrical engineer;
    Nellie M., boarder, 80, first married at age 19, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in NH.

    “There is an interesting link between the Coast Railway of Nova Scotia,
    one of the H&SW's predecessor companies, and the remarkable WW&F,
    in Maine. The narrow-gauge Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railroad
    has been described in several books. Perhaps the best, and certainly
    the most comprehensive that I know of, is Two Feet to Tidewater
    by Robert C. Jones and David L. Register, ISBN 0871087294,
    Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 1987, which explicitly
    mentions the H&SWR on page 55. (The WW&F was built to a gauge
    of 24 inches 60 cm, the "Two Feet" in the book title.)
    Leonard Atwood was born in Farmington Falls, Maine, on 30 July 1845. He served
    in the Union Navy from April 1862 to May 1864, during the American Civil War.
    After leaving the Navy, Atwood started working for an obscure new company, Flagler
    and Rockefeller, which was selling oil by the barrel. (Following a consolidation in
    1870, the company became known as the Standard Oil Company.) Atwood was interested
    in anything mechanical, and in the 1870s made a lot of money installing elevators
    in hotels, using machinery he designed and manufactured.
    In the early 1880s, Atwood sold his elevator patents to Elisha Graves Otis and moved
    to Nova Scotia, where he went to work organizing the Coast Railway, built southward
    from Yarmouth in the early 1890s. The Coast Railway was a narrow-gauge railway –
    an interesting choice in that narrow-gauge railways were common in Maine but
    rare in Nova Scotia. In Maine, the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railroad
    was incorporated in the spring of 1901 to take over the Wiscasset & Quebec Railroad;
    in June 1901 Leonard Atwood became president of the WW&F. Atwood died in 1930. “«s4»

    Leonard married Nellie M. WALKER 17 Dec 1868, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. Nellie was born Oct 1848, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; died 1934; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac D. ATWOOD was born 5 Jun 1816, New Hampshire, USA; died 26 Jun 1891, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.

    Notes:

    1850 Census: ME: Franklin: Farmington:
    Isaac D. Atwood, 35, millman, born in N.H.;
    Miriam, 28, born in ME;
    Augustine, 10, born in ME;
    Leonard, 5, born in ME;
    John, 4, born in ME.

    1860 Census: ME: Franklin: Farmington, p. 613:
    Isaac D. Atwood, 44, carpenter, $2300, born in NH;
    Miriam, 38, born in ME;
    Alfred A., 20, clerk, $500, born in ME;
    Leonard, 14, born in ME;
    Emma, 9, born in ME;
    J. Sherburne, 7, born in ME;
    Edward, 1, born in ME.

    1870 Census: ME: Franklin: Farmington: p. 37A:
    Atwood, Isaac, 54, works in saw mill, $2500, $2000, born in NH;
    Miriam, 50, keeping house, born in ME;
    Augustine A., 30, works in spool factory, $2000, born in ME;
    Adams, Emma R., 19, housekeeper, $600, born in ME;
    Ida May, 11/12, at home, $1000, $400, born in ME;
    Atwood, ? Sherburne, 17, works in spool factory, born in ME;
    Edward A., 11, works in spool factory, born in ME;
    Harry E., 8, at home, born in ME.

    1880 Census: ME: Franklin: Farmington:
    Atwood, Isaac D., 64, carpenter, born in NH, father and mother born in NH;
    Miriam, 60, wife, keeping house, born in ME, father born in NH, mother born in ME;
    Harry E., 18, son, works in foundry, born in ME, father born in NH, mother born in ME;
    Adams, Ida M., 10, granddaughter, born in ME, father born in MA, mother born in ME.

    Isaac married Miriam LOWELL 30 Jan 1838, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA. Miriam (daughter of Samuel L. LOWELL and Miriam SHERBURNE) was born 30 Jan 1822, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 31 Jan 1899, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Miriam LOWELL was born 30 Jan 1822, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA (daughter of Samuel L. LOWELL and Miriam SHERBURNE); died 31 Jan 1899, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.

    Notes:

    Gravestone indicates birthyear as 1820.

    Children:
    1. Augustine Alfred ATWOOD was born 23 Mar 1840, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 12 Dec 1904, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    2. Julia D. ATWOOD was born Abt Jan 1842; died 31 Jul 1842, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    3. Mary ATWOOD was born Abt 1843, Maine, USA; died 13 Mar 1845, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    4. 1. Leonard ATWOOD was born 30 Jul 1845, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 1930; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    5. Lendal ATWOOD was born 1845; died 15 Mar 1846; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    6. John H. ATWOOD was born Abt 1847; died 30 Jun 1852, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    7. Emma R. ATWOOD was born Abt 1851, Maine, USA.
    8. J. Sherburne ATWOOD was born Abt 1853, Maine, USA.
    9. Edward A. ATWOOD was born Abt 1859, Maine, USA.
    10. Harry E. ATWOOD was born 4 Jun 1861, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 14 Aug 1933, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Samuel L. LOWELL was born 4 Jan 1776, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA (son of Reuben LOWELL and Priscilla BARTLETT); died 5 Sep 1862, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA; was buried , Old Cemetery, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA.

    Notes:

    Farmington VR: “Mrj. Samuel Lowell of Farmington and Miss Miriam Sherburne of Reedfield intend marriage and were lawfully published Dec. 1, 1816. Certificate issued 23 Dec 1816.”

    "As a child he came to the Sandy River Township, now Farmington, Franklin, Maine., with his parents, and succeeded to the homestead farm, where he spent his active life.
    He was famous as a trapper and hunter. A man highly esteemed by all."

    "Samuel Lowell came as a child to the township, and succeeded to the homestead farm, where he spent his active life. He passed his old age with his children in Abbot, where he died, Sept. 5, 1862. Mr. Lowell was famous as a hunter and trapper, and had a most keen relish for the sports of the chase. He md., Dec. 22, 1803 (pub.), Elizabeth Bartlett of Mr. Vernon, who d. in 1815; he md. (2), Dec. 23, 1816 (pub.), Miriam Sherburne of Readfield; d. Aug., 1827. Nine children."

    Lived with his daughter Sarah, at the time of the 1850 and 1860 census.


    “Samuel (7) Lowell (Reuben (1))--Percival (1) b. in Kingston N.H. Jan. 4, 1775: m. Dec. 22 1803 his cousin Elizabeth, b. 1778, dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Wheeler) Bartlett of Kingston N. H. When a child his parents moved to Farmington Me. He was a large shipper of furs to the Boston and New York markets. After the death of his wife, he went to Abbot to live with his children, where he d. Sept. 5, 1862.«s11», «s14», «s4»

    Samuel married Miriam SHERBURNE 23 Dec 1816. Miriam died Aug 1827. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Miriam SHERBURNE died Aug 1827.

    Notes:

    She was from Readfield, ME.«s4»

    Children:
    1. Henry Sherburn LOWELL was born 13 Nov 1821, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 12 Mar 1907, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 3. Miriam LOWELL was born 30 Jan 1822, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 31 Jan 1899, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    3. Nelson True LOWELL was born 30 Jul 1824, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; died 30 Nov 1897, Placer Co., California, USA; was buried , Foresthill Protestant Cemetery, Foresthill, Placer, California, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Reuben LOWELL was born 29 Jun 1739, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA (son of Stephen LOWELL and Miriam COLLINS); died 1 Jun 1824, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Lowell Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.

    Notes:

    Marriage Record (1st marriage): The Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts:
    "Lowell
    Ruben, and Pirsilla Bartlet, Dec. 15, 1761

    The Vital Records of Kingston, N.H.: “Lowel: Ruben & Perseler: Persiler, 07 Jun 1764; Reasma, 17 Jul 1762; Sarah, 05 Jan 1767.”

    Farmington VR: “Mr. Reuben Lowell of Farmington and Miss Sally Williams of Chesterville intend Marriage Farmington October1807. Certificate Issued Nov. 6, 1807.”

    Farmington VR: “November 10th 1807 joined in Marriage Mr. Reuben Lowell of Farmington with Miss Sally Williams, of Chesterville.”

    "After marriage he remained some years in Kingston, N.H., and about 1768 removed to Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine. After a short time he returned to Kingston.
    1783, he came as an early pioneer to Sandy River Township, now Farmington, Franklin, Maine.; took up a farm on the western side of the river, river lot No. 15; removed to Chesterville in the early part of the present century.
    'He was distinguished for his general intelligence and knowledge of affairs.'
    He served the town of Farmington in several local offices.
    In 1759, when 18 years of age, he enlisted in Col. Titcomb's Regt. of Newbury, Mass., and served in the expedition against Crown Point, N.Y. He was from Amesbury, Mass., at that time. Moses and Gideon were also with him. (Mass. Rec., Vol 97; p. 417).
    He was in the Rev. War from Kingston, N.H., Sept. 23, 1776. (N.H. Records).
    In 1774, he, a 'cordwainer,' bought land in Brunswick, Cumberland Co., Me.
    1778, he, a 'cordwainer,' deeded land in Kingston, N.H., which runs by land possessed by Moses Lowell.
    1779, he, of Kingston, N.H., bought land in Brunswick."

    From the Daughters of the American Revolution:
    Lowell, Reuben, Anc#A072113
    Service: New Hampshire
    Rank: Patriotic Service
    Birth: 6-29-1739 Amesbury, MA
    Death: 6-1-1824 Chesterville, ME
    Service Source: Batchellor Misc Rev Docs of NH, State Papers, Vol30,p77
    Service Description: Signer of Association Test

    Reuben Lowell came to the Sandy River area in 1784 and settled on the west side of the river just above Jesse Butterfield. p.42

    In 1789 it was decided that the title to the Sandy River Township would vest in the state of Massachusetts. The settlers therefore resolved to attempt to obtain a title to their lands. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after receiving a petitition from the settlers, caused a full inventory of the lands to be taken. In the resulting inventory, taken by Dummer Sewall on September 10, 1789, Reuben Lowell was shown to have settled on Lot 15 of the front lot area on the west side of the Sandy River, he had a proprietor's mark, he had entered in 1783, had settled in 1784 and had seven acres under improvement. p.47

    1790 Census: Maine, Lincoln, Sandy River, First Twp:
    2 Free White Males 16+
    2 Free White Males Under 16
    2 Free White Females

    1800 Census: Maine, Kennebec, Farmington:
    Reuben Lowell
    1 Free White Male Under 10 years of age,
    2 Free White Males of 16 and Under 26
    1 Free White Male of 45 and upwards
    1 Free White Female of 16 and Under 26
    2 Free White Females of 26 and Under 45
    1 Free White Female of 45 and Upwards

    The official land grant deed to the Sandy River settlers, including Reuben Lowell who is listed as a settler prior to the first day of January 1784, emanated from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives on Feb. 4, 1790. p.51

    During the petitioning process to form Farmington, Reuben Lowell was one of the signers of an alternative petition, dated May 22, 1793, requesting that the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts form two towns--creating a separate town for the lower part of the Sandy River plantation rather than have it be a part of Farmington, whose creation was petitioned by a separate set of Sandy River settlers in a document dated May 20, 1793. p.61

    As the incorporation process for Farmington continued, a group of residents of the lower Sandy River made one last attempt to have a separate town formed consisting of the lower part of the Sandy River township and the upper part of Chester to be called Parkeford. Reuben Lowell signed this petition, dated Dec. 26, 1793, and was chosen to forward the petition for incorporation. Nevertheless, the original petition served as the basis for the bill that passed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives on Jan. 28, 1794 and was signed by the Governor on February 1-- p.65

    At the first township meeting for Farmington in April 7, 1794, Capt. Elijah Butler and Reuben Lowell were declared "sealers of leather." p.69

    In 1798, Reuben Lowell was an assistant assessor for Farmington for the eleventh district of the first division of Massachusetts in order to apportion the district's share of Massachusetts' $260,435.34 (which was part of a direct tax of two million that had been authorized by Congress in 1798). p.70

    In the returns of the eleventh district made Oct. 1, 1798, Reuben Lowell appears on the list of persons owning dwelling-houses on lots not exceeding two acres in any case, of a greater value than one hundred dollars. p.71


    On Dec. 10, 1798, Reuben Lowell signed, with other Federalists, a protest deriding the tactics of the republicans who had met Dec. 13 protesting the tax assessments. These local disagreements centered on two factions in the town, one aligned around the early settlers from Dunstable, Massachusetts, and the other around the early settlers from Martha's vineyard. The Dunstable group tended to be Universalists and the Martha's vineyard group tended to be Baptists. Reuben Lowell was associated with the Dunstable group. p.73

    At a Farmington town meeting on May 22, 1794, Reuben Lowell, along with nine others, was appointed to report the number and define the boundaries of the several school districts in town. The group recommended that the town be divided into ten school districts. p.93

    In 1803, Reuben Lowell, Enoch Craig, and Elijah Norton were Selectmen for Farmington. p.332

    "The religious belief of a large portion of the earliest settlers in Farmington was that of the Universalist faith, nearly all the Dunstable party belonging to that order...In 1811, a petition signed by inhabitants of Farmington and adjoining towns.. was sent to the General Court [of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] praying to be incorporated as a religious society." Reuben Lowell, along with his sons John and Reuben, Jr. [note the absence of Joshua Bartlett, if it means anything] were signers of this petition. The petition was granted and the Universalist Society of Farmington was formed on Sept. 2, 1811-- Reuben Lowell was chosen as one of the three assessors of the group and was one of three individuals appointed to be delegates to represent the Society at its general convention to be held in Freeport, the second Wednesday of September, 1811-- "Immediate measures were taken to raise the funds necessary for the support of preaching, and an assessment of $100 was levied upon the estates of the society. The Universalists were, for the most part, residents of the lower part of the town, and had but a small interest in the Center Meeting-House. Their services were usually held in the old meeting-house at the Falls and in school-houses..." p.156

    "Reuben Lowell was born in Kingston, N.H., June 29, 1739. There he married and remained some years, but moved to Brunswick about 1768. He lived there but a short time, and returned to Kingston. In 1783 he came to the Sandy River township, and took up a farm on the western side of the river, river-lot No. 15. Becoming interested in the settlement of Chesterville, he removed thither early in the present century, and there died, June, 1824. Mr. Lowell was distinguished among the eararly settlers for his general intelligence and knowledge of affairs. He served the town of Farmington as constable and tax-collector. He was twice married-- Dec. 15, 1761 to Priscilla Bartlett, who became the mother of his children, and died in 1807; Nov. 10, 1807 to Sally Williams of Chesterville. Eight children."

    “Reuben (6) Lowell (Stephen (5) Capt. Gideon (4) Percival (3) Richard (2) Percival (1) b. June 29 1739 m. Dec. 15, 1761, Priscilla (11) b. Mar. 1, 1741, dau. of Joshua (10) and Priscilla (Jacobs) Bartlett of Kingston N.H. In 1768 they moved to Brunswick Me. but the unrest of the period caused them to return to Kingston where Reuben signed the N.H. Association Test and saw active service in the Rev. War. In 1779 the family again moved to Maine,--first, Brunswick, later among the pioneers of the Sandy River Township. Joshua Bartlett, Mrs. Lowell’s father, also signed the N.H. Association Test.

    Cemetery stone indicates death date as: 6-1824 age 85y

    From Farmington, Maine VR: “Record of Marks of Sheep and Cattle, 1795”: Reuben Lowell marks his sheep & cattle with a crop off of the right eare & a slit underside of the left eare.”, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Reuben married Priscilla BARTLETT 15 Dec 1761, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. Priscilla (daughter of Joshua BARTLETT and Priscilla JACOBS) was born 22 Mar 1741, Wells, York, Maine, USA; died 1807, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Lowell Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Priscilla BARTLETT was born 22 Mar 1741, Wells, York, Maine, USA (daughter of Joshua BARTLETT and Priscilla JACOBS); died 1807, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Lowell Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    Children:
    1. Rosamus LOWELL was born 17 Jul 1762, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA; died 27 Jul 1829, Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA; was buried , Hall Cemetery, Owl’s Head, Knox, Maine, USA.
    2. Persis LOWELL was born 7 Jun 1764, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA; died 7 Feb 1839, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    3. Sarah Bartlett “Sally” LOWELL was born 5 Jan 1767, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA; died 12 Aug 1794, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Lowell Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    4. Joshua Bartlett LOWELL was born 23 Mar 1769, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA; died 12 Mar 1821, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Center Cemetery, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA.
    5. Hannah LOWELL was born 9 May 1771, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA; died 9 Jul 1789.
    6. Reuben LOWELL, Jr. was born 16 Sep 1773, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA; died 20 Sep 1841, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA; was buried , Old Cemetery, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA.
    7. 6. Samuel L. LOWELL was born 4 Jan 1776, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA; died 5 Sep 1862, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA; was buried , Old Cemetery, Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, USA.
    8. John LOWELL was born 22 Aug 1778, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA; died 5 Apr 1868, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA; was buried , Webster Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA.