PIKE Dudley

PIKE Dudley[1, 2, 3]

Male 1760 - 1838  (77 years)

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  • Name PIKE Dudley 
    Born 2 Sep 1760  Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 26 Mar 1788  Rustfield=>Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Settlement was called Rustfield at this time.
    Will 1 Jan 1818  [7
    • (I give and devise to my beloved wife Celia Pike the eastwardly front room, the bedroom at the west corner of the kitchen, one undivided third part of the kitchen, all in the house where I now live, one undivided third of the cellar under said house, and one undivided third part of the buttery at the end of the kitchen, an undivided fourth part of the Barn...Also one undivided half of all the land I now own...I also give my said wife the privilege of cutting wood for the support of one fire for her own use...I also give my said wife one cow, five sheep and all the household furniture in dividing bedding and all the clothing except my own wearing apparel.
      ...my eldest son, John Pike twenty dollars over and above what I have given him in my life time to be paid in one year after my decease.
      ...my son Nathaniel Pike..all my home farm situated on the Northwestwardly side of the road excepting sixty acres, hereafter given to my son Henry in dividing the house, barn and out building excepting what has been given to my wife and one chamber hereafter given to my daughter Joanna also one undivided half of the land situate on the southwestwardly side of the road opposite the house excepting also the thirty acres given to my wife on the Northwestwardly side of the road...I give and devise to my two sons, Nathaniel and Henry a certain lot or tract of land situate in Hebron and between land belonging to Jonathan Pottie and Jonathan Woodman containing about twenty acres to be equally divided betwixt them.
      ...my son Henry Pike...sixty acres of land to be taken from the Northwestwardly end of my home lot to be laid out in the most convenient manner reserving from the wood given to my sons Nathaniel and Henry the privilege of cutting wood for the support of one fire for the use of my wife during her natural life.
      ...my daughter Joanna Pike the southwestwardly chamber in my house to have and to hold for so long as she shall remain unmarried.
      ...my daughter Judith Crocket twenty five dollars over and above what I have given her in my life time...three years after my decease.
      ...my daughter Mercy Pike one hundred and twenty dollars to be paid four years after my decease.
      ...my daughter Sally Pike one hundred and twenty dollars to be paid in five years after my decease.
      ...my daughter Caroline Pike one hundred and twenty dollars to be paid in six years after my decease.

      I give and devise to my son Nathaniel his heirs and assigns forever the reversion of all the real estate given my wife at her decease and also the reversion of the Chamber given to my daughter Joanne.

      I give and devise my pew in the Congregational Meeting House in Norway to my Children who shall survive me and their heirs and assign forever to each one an equal share.

      He further wills his wearing apparel to his sons. All his household furniture "at the decease of my wife" is divided equally among the girls. The will is witnessed by Rufus Bartlett, Joseph Bradbury and Jonathan Woodman.

      On 11 February 1829, Dudley added a codicil to his will, wherein he further gave Nathaniel: my clock, desk, two good beds and bedding and all cooking utensils, all my five.. (unable to read writing), and my family Bible. The codicil was witnessed by: Joshua Smith, Levi Whitman and David Smith. The will and codicil carries Dudley's finger print.)
    _UID 485A0D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000016C0 
    Died 30 Jul 1838  Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 8
    Buried Aft 30 Jul 1838  Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Address:
    Pikes Hill Cemetery 
    Dudley Pike memorial gravestone
    Dudley Pike memorial gravestone

    In Memory of
    DUDLEY PIKE,
    who died
    July 30, 1838,
    AE. 77 y'rs.
    & 10 mo.
    Dudley & Celia (Weston) Pike memorial gravestones
    Dudley & Celia (Weston) Pike memorial gravestones
    Notes 
    • Dudley and his brother John came to Hebron, then Paris, and was in Norway by ca. 1789. His "big house," built in 1803, still stands with the markings "D.P. 1803" built into the chimney.

      Dudley and his brothers were born at the beginning of great unrest in the colonies. Dudley would have been sixteen years of age when representatives of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia and signed the "Declaration of Independence" on 4 July 1776. Although they lived far from the center of action around Boston and news came to them late, usually by horseback rider or stage coach, they found themselves involved in the struggle for independence. Both Dudley and his older brother, Henry, enlisted and served during the Revolutionary War.

      Dudley enlisted NH, September 1775, when he had just reached his sixteenth birthday, at Rochester, New Hampshire, and served as a Private for half a month building breastworks on Seavey's Island in Portsmouth harbor in the company commanded by Capt. David Place under Col. Joshua Wingate of the New Hampshire militia. In December 1775 he enlisted for the term of six weeks, marched to winter hill in Charlestown and there served his term in the company commanded by Capt. John Waldon in the regiment commanded by Col Burnham. At the expiration of this term he again enlisted for the term of fifteen days in the company commanded by Capt. Richard Sinclair in the regiment commanded by Col. John Waldon. At the expiration of this term he again enlisted for the term of two months in the same company during which the last three mentioned terms he was stationed at Charlestown and Cambridge, the army then under the command of Gen. Washington. In Sept. 1777 at Rochester he enlisted for the term of three months in the company commanded by Capt. Daniel McDuffee in the regiment commanded by Col. Stephen Evan, marched to Stillwater and then to Saratoga and Greenbush where he was discharged Nov. 30, 1777 He was at the battle on Bemis Heights on the 7th of October and was present on the 7th of October 1777 at Saratoga when Gen. Burgoyne surrendered. (War Pension #W26896.)

      In 1814, at the age of 54, he served as a private in Col. McCobb's regiment under Gen. John Stark, the hero of Bennington, War of 1812.

      For his Revolutionary War service, his widow, Celia (Weston) Pike was awarded a pension of $24.64.

      Dudley is listed as a direct tax-payer in 1798, with assessed value (1816) of $1,750.

      The Norway, Mass. (Maine) census of 1790 lists Dudley, his wife Celia, with three male and two female children. In 1800 the children had changed to five males and four females.

      Dudley moved his family to Norway, Maine from Paris, Maine around 1789, his fourth child, Hannah was the first to be born in Norway, 26 July 1789. They lived in a log cabin until the big house was completed on Pike Hill in 1803.

      The activities of Dudley and his brother, John, are well documented by Lapham in his "History of Norway, Maine". Dudley proved to be a strong personality and to have dominated the entire line. They secured a farm on what came to be called "Pike's Hill". There was built a rather large house for the year 1803.

      Dudley and John, other than clearing their land for farming, also were employed for erecting stone walls and fences, digging and stoning cellars, as well as hauling logs to be sawed into planks and boards. No doubt, they assisted constructing many of the early homes in the area - many of which exist today.
    Person ID I9  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2013 

    Father PIKE Jacob,   b. 1 Jul 1737, Middleton, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1805, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother MARSHALL Joanna,   b. 21 Dec 1735, Bermuda Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1819, Middleton, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1758  [10
    • (Based on birth of first child.)
    Family ID F1834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WESTON Celia,   b. 25 Apr 1760, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1839, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1783  New Gloucester, Cumberland, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 11
    Children 
     1. Sergt. PIKE John,   b. 10 Mar 1784, Hebron, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1864, Otisfield, Cumberland=>Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. PIKE William,   b. 1 Dec 1785, Paris, Oxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1858, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. PIKE Joanne,   b. 25 Sep 1787, Paris, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1869  (Age 81 years)
     4. PIKE Judith,   b. 26 Jul 1789, Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1855  (Age 65 years)
     5. PIKE Seth,   b. 10 Jul 1791, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1813/4, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. PIKE Mercy,   b. 12 Apr 1793, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1860  (Age 66 years)
     7. PIKE Nathaniel,   b. 27 Apr 1795, Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1877, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. PIKE Henry,   b. 7 Feb 1797, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1886  (Age 89 years)
     9. PIKE Celia,   b. 3 Feb 1800, Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1800, Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. PIKE Celia,   b. 6 Dec 1801, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1804  (Age 2 years)
     11. PIKE Sally Randall,   b. 13 Mar 1804, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1886  (Age 82 years)
     12. PIKE Caroline,   b. 28 Oct 1806, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1848, Norway, Oxford, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     13. PIKE Joanna,   b. 1808,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1760 - Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Sep 1783 - New Gloucester, Cumberland, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Mar 1788 - Rustfield=>Norway, Oxford, Massachusetts [Maine] Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1838 - Norway, Oxford, Maine Link to Google Earth
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    Pikes Hill Cemetery - Aft 30 Jul 1838 - Norway, Oxford, Maine
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Dudley Pike farm house (recent)
    Dudley Pike farm house (recent)
    Veteran & Patriot of the War of 1812
    Veteran & Patriot of the War of 1812

  • Sources 
    1. [S397] Book-A History of Norway, ME.

    2. [S922] Book-Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 3, p.221.

    3. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., pp.107-108.

    4. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.106.

    5. [S396] Book-History of Norway, ME, p.490.

    6. [S396] Book-History of Norway, ME, p.13.

    7. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., pp.108-110.

    8. [S396] Book-History of Norway, ME, p.199.

    9. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #59523631 [Timothy Cooper] 10/2/2010.

    10. [S68] Book-John Pike of Newbury, Mass., p.60.

    11. [S52] Letters-U.S. Mail To Others.
      Letter from Rev. C.R. Upton to Blanche (Pike) Morgan 19 Feb 1949.