MEANS Robert

Male Abt 1754 - 1756  (~ 1 years)


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  • Name MEANS Robert 
    Born Abt Nov 1754  [1
    • (based on age 18 months when killed.)
    Gender Male 
    _UID DF7A0E3181EB3349B70BA788A91D8012C9AF 
    Died 10 May 1756  North Yarmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (killed by Indians in the arms of his mother the same day his father was killed.)
    Person ID I35589  Old North Yarmouth, Maine
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2007 

    Father Captain MEANS Thomas,   b. Abt 1722/3,   d. 10 May 1756, North Yarmouth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother PHINEY Alice,   b. 1728,   d. 1807  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Aft 26 Sep 1749  Biddeford, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • A large party of Indians appeared at Topsham, where they separated, one party to go to New Meadows, and the other to North Yarmouth. The latter party, at day-break, on Sabbath morning assaulted the house of Mr. Thomas Maines, at Flying Point, which though well fortified they finally entered. John Martin was in the chamber of the house, with a loaded gun; but not being able in the darkness to find it kept himself concealed. Mr. Maines, his wife and children, and a sister of Mrs. Maines, were dragged from the house, near to which Mr. Maines was shot; meanwhile Mrs. Maines and the children succeeded in regaining the house and fastening the door. A ball from a gun of the Indians entered the house and was fatal to an infant in the arms of Mrs. Maines, and at length the Indians again entered the dwelling, but Martin pointing his gun which he had found, through the chamber floor, and dropped one of them in the entry with a shot; retaining the sister of Mrs. Maines and bearing away with them their wounded man, they hastily departed. Mr. Maines and the infant, Robert, were buried near the old meeting house in Brunswick. The report of the guns was heard by Mr. Eaton at Harpswell, as also by Mr. Babble, on Cousins Island, who hastened to the assistance of the excited and afflicted survivors of the Maines family. [4]
    Family ID F2161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1911] Book-Freeport-Three Centuries in Freeport, p.35.

    2. [S6] Book-North Yarmouth-Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine, ME 974.1 CO., p.99.

    3. [S199] Correspondence-Postal-Theodora Sawyer, 23 Mar 2000.

    4. [S6] Book-North Yarmouth-Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine, ME 974.1 CO.