Capt. SOMES Abraham, Jr.

Capt. SOMES Abraham, Jr.[1, 2]

Male 1732 - 1819  (87 years)

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  • Name SOMES Abraham 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 14 Mar 1731/2  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    _UID B60BC6DB37F8461BA4CAC58C9F59A2AEF95C 
    Died 7 Sep 1819  Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Somesville 
    Buried Aft 7 Sep 1819  Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Brookside Cemetery 
    Abraham & Hannah (Herrick) memorial monument
    Abraham & Hannah (Herrick) memorial monument
    Notes 
    • The first permanent English settlement on the island of Mount Desert was made in 1762, when Abraham Somes of Gloucester, Mass., who had made a trip to the island in the preceding year for barrel staves, came back with his wife and four children and built a log house near the head of Somes Sound.

      He was one of the first Board of Selectmen for the town of Mount Desert.

      During the Revolutionary War, he appears listed as 1st Lieutenant with Ezra Young's 7 Co., 6 Lincoln Co., regiment of MA Militia; commissioned July 11, 1776; also with Capt. Daniel Sullivan's Co. of Volunteers from July 28, 1779-September 28, 1779 — "2 months expedition against Majorbagaduce."


    Person ID I111490  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2015 

    Father SOMES Abraham, Sr.,   b. 21 Aug 1707, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother EMERSON Martha,   b. 25 Dec 1715, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Dec 1730  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F44821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HERRICK Hannah,   b. 6 Oct 1735, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1790, Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1753  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. SOMES John,   b. 14 Nov 1767, Mount Desert Island, Lincoln, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1849, Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F44813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1731/2 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1753 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 73:279 "Records of the First Church of Mount Desert, Maine, 1792-1867".

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #42939581.

    3. [S5624] Book-VR Gloucester, MA, 1:665.

    4. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #42939581 7/11/2015.

    5. [S6909] Book-Old Hancock Families.

    6. [S5624] Book-VR Gloucester, MA, 2:508.