Page 3 - Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship Maine 1762-1899 by Melville Bradford Cook
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1892 page 120
John Bickmore 1731-1778/1730-1780, Maine
Ref: Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship, Maine, 1762-1899
Details the "Oath Not to Do Business" with Great Britain, which was signed July 14, 1774, by John Bickmore and his wife Anna, among many others. This pledge resulted from the rebellion against British rule and taxation in the colonies and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
John Bickmore Revolutionary War 1776-- NOT DIRECT ANCESTOR. THIS JOHN BICKMORE IS JOANN'S 3GGU
John joined military in January 1776 in Capt. Fuller's Co. He served until discharged because of sickness. He was awarded a soldier's pension on April 28, 1818. In his Revolutionary War pension application he stated he was born in Friendship, now residing in Unity Maine.
Revolutionary War pension #S37590. he was discharged at Mt Independence, Lake Champlain, New York but was unable to return to Friendship until 1777 due to poor health. His wife, Esther, her son Daniel Mcfarland and grandson Samuel lived with him.
From Maine Families in 1790, Vol 3 p 23. Add'l sources: Priscilla Jones collection: Stephen Phillips Memorial Library.
found on ancestry.com
Early Bickmore History
In 1743 a small settlement was made at Medumcook (which is the Indian plantation name for Friendship, Maine) by English people, who had come from Plymouth and western parts of Massachusetts. A fort was erected in southern part of town, which served as a protection from the Indians. Many people from Dorchester and Boston went to Medumcook. There were about twenty-two families residing there in 1754. Among them was * John and George Bickmore. This confirms the family tradition that the family lived there on the coast of Maine. It is probable that the elder George Bickmore lived there with his two sons, as in 1774, when the petition to the general court of Boston was signed, Elizabeth Bickmore, the mother's name, appears. The Petition follows:
"This being a day pitched upon by the general courts of Boston, under the advice of the Governor for a day of fasting and prayer throughout the Province, on account of our present dangerous situation with regard to our liberties. We of the inhabitants of Meduncook, met at the minister's house and after our religious services, the following covenant, composed at Boston and sent to us, was signed, as follows, viz:
"We the people of Medumcook, having taken into consideration the precarious state of the liberties of New England and more especially the present disturbed condition of this Province, do, in the presence of God, solemnly and in good faith, covenant and engage with each other; that: From henceforth we will suspend all commercial intercourse with the said Island of Great Britain until the said act for blocking up said harbor be repealed. We will not buy, purchase, or consume or suffer anyone else to do so, any goods, wares, or merchandise that shall arrive from Great Britain from and after the last day of August 1774. We agree to break off all commerce, etc., with all persons who continue to import goods from Great Britain or shall purchase from those who do import. We, further, agree to purchase no article from those who have not signed this covenant.
"I, _____________, of __________________ in the company of _____________ do solemnly swear that the goods on hand have not been imported from Great Britain since August 1774, and will not import or purchase of any persons importing any goods, as aforesaid until the harbor of Boston shall be opened and we are fully restored to the free use of our constitutional rights and charter, and lastly, we agree that after this or a similar covenant has been offered to any person and they refuse to sign it or produce the oath, above said, we will consider them as contumacious importers and withdraw all commercial relations with them, so far as not to purchase of them any articles whatsoever, and publish their names to the world."
Signed - July 14, 1774
Witness our Hand"
John Bickmore and wife, Anna
(These names were included in the list of people who constituted the town of Meduncook, Maine (Friendship).
Any descendants of John Bickmore and Anna, his wife, or of Elizabeth, his mother, is eligible to the Society of the Daughters of American Revolution (or sons of American Revolution, if male descendants).
Medoncook or Meduncook was incorporated into the present town of Friendship, Maine on February 27, 1807. It is now a town of wealth and importance.
Reference for covenant signed by John, Ann and Elizabeth Bickmore was taken from the history of Friendship, Maine.
John, son of Elizabeth Bickmore, was born March 25, 1731, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He went to Medumcook, Maine, with his friends and parents about 1750. His name appears there among the list of early settlers in 1754. In 1774 with his wife Ann, he signed the petition of protest against Great Britain. In 1790 his name appears on the census roll of Maine as a resident of Medomcook. He married Ann February 1756. Children: 1. John, born May 13, 1758; 2. Marcha, born January 20, 1763; 3. Sedate, born October 3, 1766; 4. *David, born December 18, 1768; 5. Samuel born July 13, 1771; 6. Elisha, born June 18, 1774; 7. Solomon, born June 1775; 8 Abraham, born September 1, 1778.
No record of the date or place of John and Ann Bickmore's deaths. Her maiden name is also missing. Indian fires and wars prevented the keeping of Bible and town records.
Early Bickmore History found in Book of Remebrance of Beth Schow Stagge
About the family of John Bickmore (b. 1730/1731) and Anna.
Friendship, Maine, formerly called Meduncook, was included in the Waldo Patent of 1760. Friendship may have been organized as early 1743. It appears after 1750 that Meduncook and Friendship were both used to identify the same town. Medoncook or Meduncook was incorporated into the present town of Friendship, Maine on 27 February 1807.
1790 Census lists Meduncook, Lincoln, Maine.
1800 Census lists Medoncook Plantation, Lincoln, Maine
1810 Census lists Friendship, Lincoln, Maine
1820 Census lists Friendship, Lincoln, Maine
1830 Census lists Friendship, Lincoln, Maine
1840 Census lists Friendship, Lincoln, Maine
1850 Census lists Friendship, Lincoln, Maine
1870 Census lists Friendship, Knox, Maine
he 1790 Census Meduncook, Lincoln, Maine lists the followings heads of household:
John Bickmore Jr.
The 1800 Census Lincoln County, Maine lists the following heads of household:
The 1810 Census Maine lists the following heads of household:
David Bickmore, Kennebec County, Beaver Hill
John Bickmore, Kennebec County, Vassalboro
John Bickmore, Jr. Kennebec County, Vassalboro
Samuel Bickmore, Lincoln County, St. George
Sedate Bickmore, Kennebec County, Beaver Hill
Solomon Bickmore Lincoln County, Friendship
Benjamin Bickmore Lincoln County St. George
See list of sources for Land and Deed transactions in which John Bickmore was involved. ____________________
Military Service: John Bigmore, Private, in Captain Samuel Gregg's Company, James Cargills Regiment. He enlisted 25 Aug 1775 and discharged 31 Dec. 1775. Service was 4 months and 17 days. The company was stationed at St. George, Waldoborough, and Camden. ---from Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. Vol 2 p. 35. (This notation presents conflicting information to the declarations of John Jr., military service. Is this referring to John Bickmore, born 1730?)
"Annals of the town of Warren : with the early history of St. George's, Broad Bay, and the neighboring settlements on the Waldo Patent" by Cyrus Eaton, page 152: "Samuel Gregg, son of one of the first settlers in the upper town, was an active, merry-hearted, frolic-loving, master of a coaster, who, a few years before this period, had cast away one of Mc Lean's vessels, and, from neglect in entering a protest, experienced some difficulty, and as he thought, much injustice in settling with him. Being now out of regular employment, he warmly engaged in the cause of the revolution, and raised a company of minute men, which, however, except on this and some other similar occasions was not called into actual service. On the 10th of Sept. following, a few of his men were for a time employed, probably in enforcing the regulations respecting coasters, and were billeted as follows: in the lower town of George Young's, 2 men, at Hanse Robinson's, 5 men; in the upper town at William Watson's, 2 men, and at Samuel Creighton's, 2 men."
DEATH: It has been wrongly reported that John Sr. died the same day as his son Abraham (1 Sep 1778). "Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship, Maine 1762-1899" by Melville Bradford Cook, lists Abraham's death date. A review of the Land Deed and Grant documents, Census Records, and military records reveal that John Sr. did, indeed, live to raise his family, and probably died after 1810 and before 28 April 1818. "I enlisted by the name of John Bickmore Junior, my father being of the same name, but now deceased. I am known only by the name of John Bickmore."--from signed declaration of John Bickmore Jr. concerning his service in the Revolutionary War in application that he be placed on the pension lists, dated 28 Apr 1818.
"Britain responded to the Boston Tea Party in 1774 by passing several laws that became known in America as the Intolerable Acts. One law closed Boston Harbor until Bostonians paid for the destroyed tea. Another law restricted the activities of the Massachusetts legislature and gave added powers to the post of governor of Massachusetts. These powers in effect made him a dictator. The American colonists were very angered by these forceful acts. In response to these actions and laws, the colonists banded together to fight back. Several committees of colonists called for a convention of delegates from the colonies to organize resistance to the Intolerable Acts. The convention was later to be called the Continental Congress.
"The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia from Sept. 5 to Oct. 26, 1774, to protest the Intolerable Acts. Representatives attended from all the colonies except Georgia. The leaders included Samuel Adams and John Adams of Massachusetts and George Washington and Patrick Henry of Virginia. The Congress voted to cut off colonial trade with Great Britain unless Parliament abolished the Intolerable Acts. It approved resolutions advising colonists to begin training their citizens for war.
"They also attempted to define America's rights, place limits on Parliament's power, and agree on tactics for resisting the aggressive acts of the English Government. It also set up the Continental Association to enforce an embargo against England. By the time the first meeting of the Continental Congress ended, hostilities had begun between Britain and the colonies."--Taken from http://www.usfca.edu/fac-taff/conwell/revolution/congress.hym
On 14 Jul 1774 John and Anna Bickmore were among the 57 inhabitants of Meduncook who agreed not to import goods from Great Britain until the Port of Boston Massachusetts was opened. Elizabeth Andrews Bickmore, widow of George Bickmore, also signed.
'Early Bickmore History' Document (unsure of what this is) includes a transcribed copy of a petition signed by John, his wife Anna, and his mother Elizabeth. The petition follows:
"This being a day pitched upon by the general court of Boston, under the advice of the Governor for a day of fasting and prayer through out the Province, on account of our dangerous situation with regard to our liberties_ _ We, of the inhabitants of Meduncook, met, at the minister's house and after our religious service, the following covenant, composed at Boston and sent to us was signed as follows:
"We the people of Meduncook, having taken into consideration the precarious state of liberties of New England and more especially, the present disturbed condition of this Province, do, in the presence of God, solemnly and in good faith, covenant and engage with each other: that:- - From henceforth we will suspend all commercial intercourse with the said Island of Great Britain until the said act for blocking up said harbor be repealed- -We will not buy purchase or consume or suffer anyone else to do so, any goods, wares, or merchandise that shall arrive from Great Britain from and after the last day of August, 1774. We agree to break off all commerce etc. with all persons who continue to import goods from Great Britain or shall purchase from those who do import. We, further, agree to purchase no article from those who have not signed this covenant.
" I __________ of ___________ in the company of ___________ do, solemnly swear that the goods on hand have not been imported from Great Britain since Aug. 1774, and will not import or purchase, of any persons importing any goods, as aforesaid, until the harbor of Boston shall be opened & we are fully restored to the free use of our constitutional rights & charter & lastly, we agree, that after this or a similiar covenant has been offered to any person, &, they refuse to sign it or produce the oath, above said we will consider them as contumacious (sic) importers and withdraw all commercial relations with them, so far as not to purchase of them any articles, whatsoever, and publish their names to the world.
Signed_ _ July 14, 1774
"Witness our hand"
John Bickmore and wife Anna Elizabeth Bickmore"
The above signers' names names were included in the list of people constituting the town of Meduncook (Friendship), Maine. ---------------------------------
Another reference for the covenant signed by John, Anna and Elizabeth Bickmore is "Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship, Maine 1762-1899" by Melville Bradford Cook, p. 10-11. (Words are slightly different than above.) Included in this list of signers are " Abiah Wadsworth and Mary his wife, Sedate Wadsworth and Mary his wife, and Dautr. Anna Wadsworth."
Page 10-11...14th July 1774....."Signed the agreement not to countenance the buying or dealing with any one who was so desirous for gain as to traffic with Great Britain.....(This) shows the sturdy qualities of our forefathers, and that the spark of patriotism needed but to be fanned to spread even in this lone settlement and stir up the spirit of liberty which was to free us from the burdensome rulings of the mother country. Among the 57 signers to this important document the Demorsses, Davises, Cooks, Wadsworths, Adamses, and Bickmore have all proved their fidelity to liberty's cause."
The following is consistent with the Land and Deed records listed in the Sources for John, John Jr., Samuel, Benjamin, and Sedate.
From "Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast" by Charles B. McLane with the collaboration of Carol Evarts McLane. Vol. III. Published by Tilbury House, Gardiner, Maine. 1992. Page 49, 71-72, 75:
"McGee. Peter McGee, according to St. George historian A. J. Smalley (St. George, 70, 77) was a veteran of Valley Forge in the Revolutionary war, and another veteran of that cruel winter, Thomas Maloney, who shared the island with McGee named it for him; there is no proof of this claim in deeds (so far as I have discovered), but the name survived; the earliest recorded transfer of the island under this name was in 1788; the only other name of the island was 'Bickmore', after the Bickmore family of Cushing and Friendship which controlled the island through the first half of the 19th century. This was Island No. 30 in the Waldo Patent.
"Barter. This island, twin to McGee (indeed, the names have at times been interchangeably), is named for the Barter brothers who settled the two islands; Peletiah the northern (McGee), John the southern; Barter has had no other name--except in the Bickmore era when it was sometimes referred to as 'Bickmore Island,' along with its twin.
"Thompson. The earliest recorded name for this island, in the 1790's was 'Medumcook,'...as Fannie Eckstorm explains,...after an Abnaki name for "poor sandy place." The island gradually became known as 'Jo Seaveys Island,'...the island continued to be called 'Seaveys,' until Thompsons replaced Seaveys as the principal tenants."
"Thompson. One Paradox with respect to this much named island is that while Seaveys are believed to have been the earliest residents, from the 1780's, title was vested into the early nineteenth century in Bickmores....
"...The earliest deed to the island I have discovered is from the ubiquitous Stephen Vickery (of Burnt, Little Burnt, and Benner Islands) to Sedate Bickmore in 1794: L60 for Medumcook Island "lying sourtherly from Carters [now Morse] Island," 130 acres more or less (Lincoln 34/2)....In 1796 Sedate Bickmore, in conveying to John Bickmore a small 10-acre island lying southeasterly of his island (actually the barred pair closet to Davis Island), referrned to Medumcook as 'now possessed' by both of them (Lincoln 37/202). There are numerous other conveyances of portions of the island among the Bickmores--Sedate, John, Benjamin, and Samuel--from the 1790's to about 1810, but they need not trouble us in themselves for they do not establish Bickmore residence.
"Did Bickmores settle on Medumcook Island? Although two or more Bickmores appear in tax records into the 1820's...I believe the evidence is against the settlement of them on this island (Samuel Bickmore's possible residence for a time on Barter Island is discussed under Mc Gee and Barter islands). My reasons for doubting Bickmore settlement are these: first, we can be confident from Wiliamson's evidence that the two Joseph Seavey's were living on the island around 1820 and that the island bore their name; second, had Bickmores lived there as well, since they owned the island at an early date (1790's), it would presumably have borne the Bickmore name rather than Seavey; third, the number of identifiable cellar holes on the island that might be dated to the early nineteenth century is not above two--and these, I believe, belonged to the two Joseph Seaveys.
"A possible explanation of the Bickmores' interest in the island is as a base for their fishing activities in the lower St. George Islands. The 1804 tax records for St. George show all four Bickmores (Samuel, Sedate, John, and Benjamin) with fishing vessels, respectively of 20, 10, 3, and 3 tons--note that these vessels are taxed in St. George, not in Cushing or Friendship where the Bickmores lived. The boats were probably moored in the harbor on the eastern shore of the island (Spar Cove), close to the fishing grounds, and the Bickmores lived in camps on the island in season while returning to the mainland for the winter.
"Beginning in 1805 the Bickmores started to sell lots on Meduncook Island to the Seaveys: in 1805 to Daniel Seavey, for $340, a 60 acre lot in the middle of the island, including a log house (where I believe the Joseph Seavey, Sr. family was already in residence) and a framed barn; in 1806 the southeast penisula of the island (8 acres) to Joseph Seavey, Jr.; and in 1811, also to Joseph Seavey, Jr., for $310, a 50 acre lot at the northwest end of the island (Knox LR 12/185, 13/381/ and 15/252). A three-acre lot on Spar (Spair, Spare) Cove on the easterly shore was sold at an unspecified date to David Seavey...
"Barter Island, meanwhile, may not have had settled residence for some years after the departure of John Barter I in the first decade of the century. The island--it was for many years known simply as the southern part of Island No. 30 in the Waldo Patent--was said to be 'in possession' of Samuel Bickmore as early as 1811 (e.g., in Peletiah's deed to his son John...). How Samuel Bickmore acquired title is unknown, but he certainly was taxed by the town of St. George from 1803 on for property in the St. George Islands, indeed, sizable valuations for improved land, buildings, livestock, (nine coews in 1804), and a 20-ton vessel. Since Samuel Bickmore, described as a mariner, owned land on Medumcook (now Thompson) Island as well being 'in possession' of Barter, it is a guess where he resided--if indeed he resided in the islands at all. Yet some tenant appears to have been living in John Barter's original homestead by about 1820: the historian Williamson notes a family on 'Bickmore' Island to which he attaches the same bleak description as for its twin: 'rugged and unfit for agriculture' (I:20). These tenants could have been Jesse and William Marshall, mariners, to who Samuel Bickmore gave a $500 mortage deed in 1830.
"...The transaction between Samuel Bickmore and the Marshalls did not materialize (Knox VR 30/405 and 31/139), and in 1832 Samuel Bickmore sold half the southern island (i.e., Barter) to John Hupper for $200 (Lincoln 154/437). This began the Hupper connection with the two islands that lasted until 1912."
Early History Document goes on to state " Any descendents of John Bickmore and Anna, his wife, or of Elizabeth, his mother, are eligible to the Society of the Daughters of American Revolution ( or Sons of American Revolution if male descendents).
From Correspondence from John T. Bickmore M.D. to Vauna C. Rasmussen 2 Jul 1969:
"A book, 'The Family History of the State of Maine' was discovered in the Kansas City Library this past spring. It lists the family name of Bickmore and asserts that the earliest arrival was in mid 17th century near Tennants Harbor and that these "arrivals" were feathersellers...as you have previously indicated. The first known Bickmore authenticated was the George who married Elizabeth, leaving a gap of some 100 years about which nothing is known. His son John is listed but not elaborated on, but his descendant Albert S, Bickmore, the co founder of the Museum of Natural History in New York is assiduously elaborated upon."
Listed in the New England Genealogical Historical Register Vol. 2. Oct. 1848 p. 399:
"I found the following in the MS from which Mr. Savage made his valuable extracts by H.G. Somerby, Esq.: Tho: Bigmore aged 34 dwelling in New England Fether Seller to pass to Amsterdam on his affairs. 4 Sep 1635."
1. Transcribed and Edited by Melville Bradford Cook, Maine. Records of Meduncook Plantation and Friendship,Maine--1762-1899, Published by Shore Village Historical Society, Rockland, Maine. 1985. Printed by Courier-Gazette, Inc., Rockland, Maine,
Page 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 20., FHL Call Number 974.153/F1 H2c .
Page 3. "John and Anna Bickmore were married Feb., 1756."
Page 5. "March ye 16th, 1772. At an annual meeting held as usual the following men were chosen to to the following offices in Meduncook, viz:"....."John Bickmore, Collector."
Page 8. "Meduncook, Septr. ye 14th, 1773. To the Honored Mr. Secretary Flucker"...and "To his excellancy Thomas Hutchingson'' and others requesting for non incorporation into a township with the inhabitants of the lower part of St. Georges river....."Signed....John Bickmore."
Page 9. List of 22 settler families from Eatons' "History of Thomaston, Rockland and South Thomaston" in Meduncook in 1754 which includes "John Bickmore".
Page 11. "July ye 14th, 1774"...." John and Anna Bickmore his wife" signing the embargo against Great Britain.
Page 20. "Sept ye 1st, 1778.... " John Bickmore's son Abraham Died.".
2. Cemetery Records: Appleton Ridge Cemetery.
3. Cemetery Records: Tenants Harbor Cemetery.
4. 1790 Census Meduncook, Lincoln, Maine. John Bickmore head of family 4 males age 16 and upwards 1 male under 16 years 3 females.
5. 1810 Census. "David Bickmore, Kennebec County, Beaver Hill 770 John Bickmore, Kennebec County, Vassalboro 727 John Bickmore, Jr. Kennebec County, Vassalboro 727 Samuel Bickmore, Lincoln County, St. George 106 Sedate Bickmore, Kennebec County, Beaver Hill 770 Solomon Bickmore Lincoln County, Friendship 079 Benjamin Bickmore Lincoln County St. George 106.".
6. 1800 Census. "David Bigmore Lincoln County. 537 20010-10010 John Bigmore Lincoln County 523 32001-11010 Samuel Bigmore Lincoln County 523 20100-00100 Sedate Bigmore Lincoln County 523 01010-30010 Solomon Bigmore Lincoln County 537 00101-00001.".
7. Family Records and Research of Edwin Bickmore, Charleston, Maine. Personal Records give children's names and birthdates. Edwin visited cemeteries, town clerks, and took down information during the mid 1960's and shared information with Vauna C. Rasmussen. Are Pittsfield Cemetery and Mainefield Cemetery the same cemetery? Are Seaside Cemetery and Tenants Harbor Cemetery the same cemetery? See Internet site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~memoca/penobcem.htm for county location of Puddledock Cemetery.
8. Researcher: James Vickery, Unity, Maine. Gives children's names and birthdates.
9. George Thomas Little., Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine. There are discrepancies in dates. "There is no record to show when or where he married, and the only fact learned is that he removed early from Milton with his father to the coast of Maine, the present town of Friendship."
10. Land Deeds and Grants. Lincoln Registry of Deeds, State of Maine. Vol 65 p 71, Book 13 pg 378 . Sedate Bickmore to Benjamin Bickmore. 18 Mar 1805. Witnesses, John Bickmore, John Bickmore Ju'r, Charles Bickmore. Rec'd 23 Jun 1807.
11. Land Deeds and Grants. Sedate Bickmore to John Bickmore. Lincoln Registry of Deeds, Maine. 8:246. Vol 37 p 202. Cushing, Quick Claim. 7 Sep 1796. Witnesses Wm. Moore, Waterman Thomas. Rec'd 17 Sep 1796.
12. Land Deeds and Grants. Stephen Vickery to Sedate Bickmore. Lincoln Registry of Deeds, State of Maine, Book 8 p 5. Vol 34 p 2. Cushing - Meduncook Island. 20 Dec 1794. Witnesses Joseph Meservey, John Bickmore. Rec'd 1 Jan 1795.
13. Land Deeds and Grants. Stephen Vickery to Nathanial Vickery. County of Lincoln. State of Maine. Vol 34 page 3. Misqueto Harbour, Cushing. John Bickmore mentioned in land description. No date.
14. Land Deeds and Grants. John Bickmore to Solomon Bickmore. Lincoln County. State of Maine. Vol 60 p 31. Book 12 p 31. Meduncook. 20 May 1800. Witnesses James Malcom, John Bickmore, Jr. Rec'd 16 Jul 1806.
15. Land Deeds and Grants. John Beckmore to David Beckmore. Lincoln County. State of Maine. Vol 48 page 207. Book 10 page 111. Medumcook. 4 Apr 1798 and in the 22nd year of independency. Witnesses John Beckmore Jun'r, Sedate Beckmore. Rec'd 13 Jan 1802.
16. Land Deeds and Grants. Thomas Flucker to John Bickmore. Lincoln County. State of Maine. Vol 18 page 44. Book 6 page 445-446. Medumcook. 13 Mar 1774 and in the 14th year of his Majesty's reign. Rec'd 6 Jun 1785, Mentions "land lately occupied by George Beckmore, now deceased" in land descriptions.
17. Land Deeds and Grants. Benjamin Bickmore to Joseph Sevey. Waldo County. State of Maine. Vol 65 Vol 74. Book 13 page 381. Medumcook Island. 29 Nov 1806. Witnesses John Bickmore, Joseph Merservey. Rec'd 23 Jun 1807.
18. Land Deeds and Grants. Sedate Bickmore to Daniel Seavey. Lincoln County. State of Maine. Vol 59 page 87. Book 12 page 185-186. Medumcook Island, St. George. Witnesses Edward Jones and John Bickmore. 13 Nov 1805. Rec'd 2 Apr 1806.
19. Land Deeds and Grants. John Buckmore to Nath'l Vicery. Lincoln County. State of Maine. Vol 59 page 75. Book 12 page 175. Musqueto Harbour St.George. 27 Nov 1805. Witnesses James Mservey and John Meservey. Rec'd 29 Mar 1806.
20. Family Records and Research of Esther Clark (now deceased). 755 Cleveland, Woodland, California 95695. Part of the research team of V.C.Rasmussen, Merle Belnap and others. Contributed to and managed research of Family of John and Anna Bickmore and descendants.
21. Bickmore Family Research Team. Researchers who contributed to and managed research of John and Anna Bickmore family and descendants: Vauna Louise Crane Rasmussen, Merle Crane Belnap, Esther Frances Bickmore, Cyril Stanford Allen, Charlotte Viola Mills Heninger, Jacqueline Allen Hyden, UT. Documents, letters and family histories in possession of Bonnie K. Taylor. Information transcribed by Bonnie K. Taylor, Salem, 807 Hazeltine, S.E., Salem OR 97306. This group contributed to " Ancestors and Descendants of Walter Covey" compiled by Mary Lancaster Quist, "History and Descendants of Jacob Scott -- John Scott 1782-1996" edited by Edith Colburn Scott, and A Genealogy of the Comish Family of the Isle of Man, Great Britain compiled by Verla Allen Comish Harris, Jacqueline Allen Hyden, Anna Allen Poppleton, and Floren Stocks Preece. The publications include many descendants of David Bickmore.
22. Ruth J. Aiken, Maine. Records of Lower St. George and Cushing 1605-1897, Driftwood Farm, Cushing, Maine. c1987 , Page 8, FHL Call Number 974.153/C2 H2r . Page 7. Annual town meeting for the year 1795 held at the house of Lawrence Parsons, Monday, April 6 made choice of the following offices: Road Surveyors, includes "John Bigemore (Bickmore).".
23. Census Index: Colonial America, 1607-1789. "John Bigmore, 1767, Musconges, Lincoln Co., ME, p. 18 George Biggmore, 1767, Musconges, Lincoln Co., ME p. 18 John Bickmore, Jr., 1787, Gouldsborough, Lincoln Co., ME, p. 353.".
24. Cyrus Eaton, Maine. History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston, Maine from 1605-1865, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979, FHL Film #1036326 Items 1-2. "In 1743, a small settlement was made at Meduncook, now Friendship, by emigrants of English extraction and puritan faith from Plymouth, Cape Elizabeth, and other western places. These, with the addition of others during the war that followed, amounted in 1754 to 22 families; viz.: those of Samuel , Alexander, and Paul Jameson; Abial and Sedate Wadsworth; Joshua Bradford; Zachariah, Griffith, Samuel, and John Davis; Mr. Lawry' Wellington Gay and his two brothers; Capt. Cushing; Nat. Bartlett; John Demorse; John Bickmore; Cornelius Morton; and Elijah, James, and Zenas Cook. They first settled on the eastern side of the harbor, and eleven years later at the commencment of the last Indian war, erected a block-house on the island, or peninsula, of about eight arcres, which still bears the name of Garrison Island."
25. Charles B. McLane with the collaboration of Carol Evarts McLane, Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Muscongus Bay and Monhegan Island. Volume III, The Island Institute. Rockland, Maine. Tilbury House, Publishers. Gardiner, Maine. 1992, pp. 49, 52, 71, 72, 75,.
26. Boston City Document, #59 p. 82.
27. Massachusetts. Milton records, births, marriages, and deaths, 1662-1843 : alphabetically and chronologically arranged, Boston, Massachusetts : A. Mudge and Son, printers, 1900 , SLC Family History Library, SLC, UT, 974.47/M4 V2m .
28. Under the direction of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, New England Historical and Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Boston: Published by the Society, 17 Broomfield Street, Vol 23. Oct 1869. p. 445. "Here follows a record of the Baptisms administered by Rev. John Taylor. 4 Apr 1730. John son of George Bickmore." Milton Church Records [Admissions to the Church] Milton church Records 1678-1754. Transcribed for the Register by Mr. William Blake Trask, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
29. Compiled by Carleton E. Fisher and Sue G. Fisher, Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Maine, Copyright 1982. "John Jr., resided in Unity in 1818. John Bickmore, Cont (MA) b 1759 Col. Bond's Regt., r Unity 1818, d Montville 1832, m Esther 1(s37590); 17S; CL-53. John Bickmore S 37590 Cont Line (MA) appl. April 28, 1818, Kennebec City., ME, a res. of Unity MA (ME) in 1820 sol was age 62, a res of Montville, ME, in Lincoln City, ME; sol was a son of John Bickmore and was born in Friendship, MA (ME Dist.)." Record of John Bickmore, Jr. states that John Bickmore, father, was deceased at the time of pension application: 28 Apr 1818.
Found on FamilySearch.org (contributed by taytay 19 June 2014)
John Bickmore Jr. Petition for Pension. His signature is at the bottom. His name throughout his life is listed as well as his father's name.