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  • ID: I0144
  • Name: James Winslow
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 AUG 1725 in Freetown, Bristol( now Edgecomb ME), Mass
  • Death: 16 NOV 1802 in Farmington, Franklin Co., Maine
  • Military Service: As a Quaker did not do militry service in the Revolutionary War; but was a supporter of American cause.
  • Occupation: Wheelwright (grist mill)
  • Residence: bef 1752 , Freetown, Mass
  • Residence: 1752 Broad Bay, (Portland), Maine
  • Residence: 1760 Falmouth, Maine after Indian troubles
  • Burial: Farmington, Franklin, Maine
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Event: Misc Marriage Intention 14 MAY 1753 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine
  • Note:

    Excerpts from Winslow Memorial regarding James Winslow(1725-1802)
    James and his brothers who lived in Portland received a large tract of land from their father in Broad Bay Maine and moved their in 1752. Indian troubles forced them to move to Pittston area as one of the first settlers in the fall of 1760. His wife Anna and daughter Sarah were the first white females in Pittston. His son Jonathon was the first white child born there (3/23/1761). the Winslows and McCauslands built a log cottage which they occupied together.
    James Winslow was a drummer in the fort at Falmouth as a young man. He converted to the Friends of Society and abhorred all aspects of war refusing to serve in the Revolution due to his Quaker principles. But he made 50 paddles for (Benedict) Arnold's expedition. They moved to the back of their farm to avoid British parties traveling by.
    Anna "Granny" (McCausland) Huston Winslow a very energetic woman was the only "physician" for the early settlers until 1769.

    Who's Anna's parents??:
    In the Winslow Memorial James Winslow with James and Henry McCausland left Broad Bay and moved to Gardinerstown ( Pittston). The McCausland's and Winslows occupied the same cottage. James Winslow married Anna McCausland Huston, a widow of Isaac Huston and daughter of maybe James and Sarah McCausland (per William Huston of Falmouth book).
    From McCausland documents, James McCausland of Falmouth on 12/18/1729 sold part of his property to William Huston Jr. and signed by James and Mary McCausland (his wife). Which James is Anna's father Was James married to Mary then Sarah or vice versa?

    "James Winslow was the first of our inhabitant who joined that [Quaker] society. He came from Plymouth colony before 1728."

    Received a large tract of land along with his brothers at Broad Bay, Maine, but due to indian problem they were forced back to Falmouth.

    The HISTORY OF INDUSTRY, MAINE by W. C. Hatch, page 820 states James and Anna Winslow and daughter, Sarah, sailed from Falmouth in the fall of 1760 to the mouth of the Kennebec River and up the river to their destination (in Gardinerston, now Pittston, Me.)

    James, with his brothers, who lived in Falmouth, received a large tract of land from their father at Broad Bay and moved there in 1752. Daughter Sarah was born in 1754. Indian troubles forced them to return to Falmouth. They (James, wife Anna and their 3 children) left Falmouth in 1760 to move to Gardinerstown. James, who was a wheelwright, worked on a grist milland was given land - a northwestern lot in Pittston. James joined the Society of Friends.

    Mrs. Winslow (Anna) was very energetic. She was the first white woman ashore in Pittston on 3/23/1760. She gave birth to Jonathan Winslow, the 1st white child born in Pittston. She was much relied on in case of sickess. "Granny W" was only physician in whom early settlers believed.

    James refused to serve in the Revolution because he was a Quaker. In a Valuation list of 1785 he had 100 acres of propery listed at 72 pounds.

    James and Anna were married on 5 July 1753 in Famouth. They are burning in Farmington.

    Father: James Winslow b: 9 MAY 1687 in Assonet (Freetown), Bristol, Mass
    Mother: Elizabeth Carpenter b: 28 FEB 1685/86 in Swansea, Bristol, Mass

    Marriage 1 Anna McCausland Huston b: 1734 in Falmouth(Portland) , Cumberland Co., Maine
    • Married: 5 JUL 1753 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine
    1. Has Children Carpenter Winslow b: 22 MAR 1766 in Pittston , Kennebec, Mass/Maine
    2. Has No Children Sara Winslow b: 20 JUL 1754 in Broad Bay, Cumberland, ME
    3. Has No Children Jonathon Winslow b: 23 MAR 1761 in Pittston,Kennebec, Maine
    4. Has No Children John Winslow b: 1764 in Pittston,Kennebec, Maine
    5. Has No Children Betsey Winslow b: 20 JUN 1770 in Pittston, Kennebec Co, Maine
    6. Has No Children Anna Winslow b: 1770 in Pittston, Kennebec Co, Maine
    7. Has No Children George Winslow b: ABT 1772 in Pittston, Kennebec Co, Maine
    8. Has No Children James Winslow b: 28 APR 1774 in Pittston, Kennebec Co, Maine
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