My gggrandfather James R. PEARY was enumerated with family in the 1850 census for(Sweden, Denmark and Waterford). I would appreciate any info on him or others with that surname, and which of the three towns was his home. Alternate spelling - PEARE, Many thanks, Jean
Oxford County,Sweden lookup
Jean - I didn't find any James R. Peary, nor Peare, in our Pike's genealogy. We do have several pages of "Perry".
Also found nothing on him in the Town Register 1907, nor in Marriage Intentions 1858-1891. Marion
I am searching my Peary ancestry, and have in my database James Peary, son of Stephen Peary and Rhoda Boston Peary. This James was born in Denmark, now Oxford Co., March 3, 1799. He married in 1821, Betsy Cutler. If this sounds familiar or interesting, perhaps we can be of mutual help.
Correction! I referred to James R. and Almira (Nutter) Peary as the explorer's parents. Wrong. Should have read 'grand parents and Stephen and Martha Peare as ggrandparents. Sorry!
Thank you for your response to my query re: James R. Peary. My research of this surname in Maine and New Hampshire convinces me that somehow all these people are linked. There were so many people with this surname and spelling in Oxford and York counties that there has to be a connection and there was probably more than one James R. Peary
I have been researching a James R. Peary who is named as son of Stephen Peare in the biography "PEARY The Explorer and the Man" by John Edward Weems. Within the book includes a genealogy chart of the explorer nameing James R. and Almira (Nutter) as his parents. The 1850 census, Oxford county, (Wexford, Sweden, Denmark), and Androsgrogin county, (Lewiston) 1860 census, Maine and a will written by James R. Peary (dated 1862 Vol 3, pp. 28, 29 30) Lewiston, Maine confirm that James R. and Almira are husband and wife. His will mentions his children living at the time and grandson, Robert. The above have been among some of my sources.
My hope is to find siblings of James R. Peay and ancestors prior to Stephen Peare. This same genealogy chart notes that Stephen Peare and Martha Beacham are the grand parents. Martha was from Ossipee, NH and a Stephen Peare paid taxes in that town from about 1806 to 1815 (Early Ossipee Town Records)and that Richard Beacham, (Martha's father)in his will leaves a sum of money to his daughter Martha "Patty".Peare.
Our info does differ, yet I believe we are both correct and on the right track. For me, the link is still missing, and again, many thanks. Jean
Oxford County Maine
1. JOSEPH PEARY was born about 1735 in WATERBORO, ME.
JOSEPH PEARY had the following children:
+2 i. STEPHEN PEARY.
2. STEPHEN PEARY was born about 14 Nov 1759 in BERWICK, ME. He resided before 1790 in SANFORD, ME. He resided about 1790 in DENMARK, ME. He died about 1839 in DENMARK, ME. He was buried in DENMARK, ME - STEPHEN PEARY CEMETERY. They became parents of eleven children. Stephen is referred to as "deacon" and "reverend". He was a man of many interests- a soldier at an early age, a farmer, a sheep-man with his own mark registered in the town records as " a right ear croft and a hole through the same", a builder, a musician, a religious man and a patriot. At the age of 53, Stephen and his oldest son, Moses Peary, enlisted in the War of 1812: Stephen as a musician and Moses as a Corporal.
He was married to RHODA BOSTON (daughter of THOMAS BOSTON and ANN HIGGINS) about 12 Feb 1783. STEPHEN PEARY and RHODA BOSTON had the following children:
+3 i. MOSES PEARY.
+4 ii. LOVE PEARY.
+5 iii. STEPHEN PEARY.
6 iv. ANNAH PEARY was born about 8 Mar 1794 in DENMARK, ME.
7 v. JAMES R. PEARY was born about 19 Apr 1799 in DENMARK, ME. He remained in Denmark, Maine until 1863-64 when he moved his family to the Aroostock County and settled in Castle Hill, Mappleton, Pernham and Washburn.
8 vi. JOHN PEARY was born about 19 Apr 1804.
9 vii. THOMAS PEARY was born about 21 Apr 1808.
3. MOSES PEARY was born about 7 Jun 1788 in SANFORD, ME. He died about 1878.
He was married to HULDAH KIMBALL PORTER. MOSES PEARY and HULDAH KIMBALL PORTER had the following children:
+10 i. STEPHEN PEARY.
+11 ii. RHODA PEARY.
+12 iii. HULDAH PEARY.
13 iv. MOSES PEARY was born about 9 Oct 1817 in DENMARK, ME. He went to Tennessee.
+14 v. SAMUEL AUGUSTUS PEARY.
+15 vi. BETSEY PEARY.
+16 vii. DAVID PEARY.
17 viii. JOHN C. PEARY was born about 24 Jul 1824 in DENMARK, ME.
+18 ix. ASA KIMBALL PEARY.
19 x. CHARLES A. PEARY was born about 20 Oct 1828 in DENMARK, ME. He went to Pennsylvania.
20 xi. ALVIAN PEARY was born about 16 Dec 1830 in DENMARK, ME. He went to Pennsylvania.
4. LOVE PEARY was born about 28 Feb 1790 in SANFORD, ME.
She was married to THOMAS HOBBS.
5. STEPHEN PEARY was born about 5 Jan 1792 in DENMARK, ME.
He was married to EUNICE INGALLS.
10. STEPHEN PEARY was born about 15 Jun 1813 in DENMARK, ME. He died about 3 Jun 1899.
He was married to SUSAN ROWE (daughter of EBENEZER ROWE and BETSEY ALLEN) about 5 Dec 1842. SUSAN ROWE resided in PHILLIPS, ME. STEPHEN PEARY and SUSAN ROWE had the following children:
21 i. JAMES PEARY was born about 25 Dec 1843 in PHILLIPS, ME. He died about 17 Aug 1864. He served in the military in the CIVIL WAR.
+22 ii. MARY B. PEARY.
+23 iii. RHODA A. PEARY.
+24 iv. ELMAN A. STEPHEN PEARY.
+25 v. EDWIN A. PEARY.
+26 vi. LUCIAN PEARY.
11. RHODA PEARY was born about 15 Nov 1814 in DENMARK, ME. She died about 10 Jun 1905.
She was married to WILLIAM HOER.
12. HULDAH PEARY was born about 11 Mar 1816 in DENMARK, ME.
She was married to JOHN ABBOTT.
14. SAMUEL AUGUSTUS PEARY was born about 13 May 1819 in DENMARK, ME. He died about 12 Jan 1890.
He was married to ABIGAIL HEATH. SAMUEL AUGUSTUS PEARY and ABIGAIL HEATH had the following children:
+27 i. EMMA S. PEARY.
28 ii. STEPHEN PEARY was born about 25 Mar 1841.
29 iii. BETSYANN PEARY was born about 14 Apr 1843.
30 iv. EZRA H. PEARY was born about 19 Mar 1845. He died about 1862 in the CIVIL WAR.
+31 v. BELLE PEARY.
32 vi. ASA H. PEARY was born about 14 Apr 1849.
+33 vii. ELDUSTY PEARY.
+34 viii. SAMUEL A. PEARY.
+35 ix. ABBIE E. PEARY.
+36 x. LILLA ADA PEARY.
15. BETSEY PEARY was born about 28 Dec 1820 in DENMARK, ME. She died about 13 Dec 1905.
She was married to DAVID ABBOTT.
16. DAVID PEARY was born about 4 Sep 1822 in DENMARK, ME.
He was married to DEBORAH TOOTHAKER.
18. ASA KIMBALL PEARY was born about 1826 in DENMARK, ME. He died about 1898.
He was married to MARY ELLIS.
Let me know if this ties in with the other Peary's that I sent you. I would like a copy of the family chart you mentioned.
1. STEPHEN PEARE died about 1862.
He was married to MARTHA BEACHAM (daughter of RICHARD BEACHAM and JOANNA WALDEIGH) about 1798. MARTHA BEACHAM was born about 18 Apr 1771 in LONDON, ENGLAND. STEPHEN PEARE and MARTHA BEACHAM had the following children:
+2 i. JAMES R. PEARY.
2. JAMES R. PEARY was born about 2 Apr 1801 in PARSONSFIELD, ME. He died about 31 May 1862. He resided in DENMARK, ME.
He was married to ALMIRA NUTTER (daughter of CHARLES NUTTER and OLIVE TAYLOR) about 3 Oct 1823. ALMIRA NUTTER was born about 15 Feb 1808 in PORTER, ME. She died about 5 Aug 1889. JAMES R. PEARY and ALMIRA NUTTER had the following children:
3 i. SARAH PEARY.
4 ii. JAMES PEARY was born about 7 Mar 1827 in MAINE. He died about 20 Jun 1896.
5 iii. CHARLES NUTTER PEARY was born about 1829 in MAINE. He died about 28 Jan 1829 in CRESSON, PA.
6 iv. OLIVE J. PEARY was born about 1832 in MAINE.
7 v. EBENEZER PEARY was born about 1833 in MAINE.
+8 vi. GEORGE S. PERRY.
9 vii. AMANDA PEARY was born about 1837 in MAINE.
10 viii. ALMIRA F. PEARY was born about 1843 in MAINE.
11 ix. HENRY F. PEARY was born about 1849.
12 x. MARY ELLA PEARY was born about 1852 in MAINE.
8. GEORGE S. PERRY was born about 26 Dec 1833 in MAINE. He died. He was buried in GRINNELL, IA - HAZELWOOD CEMETERY.
He was married to MARY ANN HALE (daughter of JOSEPH W. HALE and SUSAN EMERSON) on 21 Sep 1857. MARY ANN HALE was born on 14 Apr 1831 in CONWAY, NH. GEORGE S. PERRY and MARY ANN HALE had the following children:
+13 i. MYRA SUSAN PERRY.
+14 ii. FANNY CORA PERRY.
+15 iii. CHARLES ELMER PERRY.
+16 iv. MAUDE MARY PERRY.
17 v. LYDIA H. PERRY was born about Jul 1881 in COLORADO.
13. MYRA SUSAN PERRY was born on 22 May 1859 in CONWAY, NH.
She was married to AUSTIN P. PIERCE on 14 Apr 1884 in GRINNELL, IA. MYRA SUSAN PERRY and AUSTIN P. PIERCE had the following children:
18 i. LUCIUS GEORGE PIERCE was born on 21 Feb 1885 in GRINNELL, IA.
19 ii. AUSTIN P. PIERCE was born on 6 Jul 1886 in ARMOUR, S. DAKOTA.
20 iii. THERON LEROY PIERCE was born on 6 Dec 1887 in GRINNELL, IA.
21 iv. MARY ESTHER PIERCE was born on 16 May 1890 in GRINNELL, IA.
22 v. MYRA PIERCE was born on 20 Nov 1900 in GRINNELL, IA.
14. FANNY CORA PERRY was born on 27 Oct 1860 in CONWAY, NH.
She was married to JAMES D. HUMBERT on 26 Aug 1886. JAMES D. HUMBERT was born about 1856 in DECATOR, IL. He resided in DES MOINES, IA. FANNY CORA PERRY and JAMES D. HUMBERT had the following children:
23 i. MAUDE LOUISE HUMBERT was born on 26 Aug 1887.
24 ii. HARRIET RAY HUMBERT was born on 13 May 1889. She died on 13 Apr 1894.
25 iii. KATHERINE HUMBERT was born on 29 Jul 1891. She died on 9 Apr 1894.
26 iv. MARY RUTH HUMBERT was born on 11 Aug 1894. She died on 18 Jul 1895.
27 v. RICHARD SPENCER HUMBERT was born on 9 Sep 1896. He died on 30 Jun 1899.
15. CHARLES ELMER PERRY was born on 9 Apr 1864 in BEAVER, PA. He died about 12 Oct 1937 in RENO, NV.
He was married to JEAN (JENNIE) THERESA HALLY (daughter of JAMES MAURICE HALLY and SUSAN ELIZABETH CUMMINGS) about 17 May 1895 in VICTOR, CO. JEAN (JENNIE) THERESA HALLY was born about 9 Nov 1878 in INDIANA. She died about 30 Jul 1964 in LOS ANGELES, CA. She resided in VICTOR, CO. CHARLES ELMER PERRY and JEAN (JENNIE) THERESA HALLY had the following children:
+28 i. ELLA MARY PERRY.
29 ii. GEORGE ROBERT PERRY was born about 21 Oct 1899 in VICTOR, CO. He died about 18 Apr 1907.
30 iii. GLADYS JEAN PERRY was born about 19 Jan 1902 in COLORADO. She died about 18 Aug 1918 in TONAPAH, NV.
31 iv. CHARLES HALE PERRY was born about May 1907 in COLORADO. He died about 29 Aug 1914 in TONAPAH, NV.
+32 v. MARY SUSAN PERRY.
33 vi. UN-NAMED PERRY was born about 1 Aug 1914 in TONAPAH, NV. She died about 1 Aug 1914 in TONAPAH, NV.
+34 vii. JEAN MAE PERRY.
16. MAUDE MARY PERRY was born on 16 Jul 1868 in OSCEOLA MILLS, PA.
She was married to JAMES D. HUMBERT about 15 Jun 1910 in DES MOINES, IA. JAMES D. HUMBERT was born about 1856 in DECATOR, IL. He resided in DES MOINES, IA.
28. ELLA MARY PERRY was born on 16 Sep 1896 in VICTOR, CO. She died about Jan 1971 in LOS ANGELES, CA.
She was married to HARRY E. SIEGMANN in RENO, NV. HARRY E. SIEGMANN was born about 5 Dec 1896 in NEW YORK, NY. He died about 11 Sep 1991 in RENO, NV. ELLA MARY PERRY and HARRY E. SIEGMANN had the following children:
35 i. JEANNE ELIZABETH SIEGMANN was born about 10 Oct 1926 in LONG BEACH, CA. She died about 29 Nov 1987 in SAN DIEGO, CA.
32. MARY SUSAN PERRY was born about 2 Dec 1908 in DENVER, CO. She died about 1 Feb 1998 in SAN DIEGO, CA.
She was married to CLARK KENNETH HOLLAND about 13 Nov 1937 in YUMA, AZ. She was divorced from CLARK KENNETH HOLLAND about 21 Feb 1951 in RENO, NV. CLARK KENNETH HOLLAND died about Dec 1959. MARY SUSAN PERRY and CLARK KENNETH HOLLAND had the following children:
+36 i. ROBERT CLARK HOLLAND.
She was married to ROBERT HUGH MCKRAY about 17 May 1960 in LAS VEGAS, NV. ROBERT HUGH MCKRAY was born about 23 Oct 1919 in ABERDEEN, SD. He died about 12 Sep 1984 in SAN DIEGO, CA. He was buried in SAN DIEGO, CA - EL CAMINO MORTUARY.
34. JEAN MAE PERRY was born about 11 Mar 1917 in TONAPAH, NV.
She was married to CHARLES EDWARD CHAPMAN (son of THOMAS LEO CHAPMAN and TERESE HARRINGTON) about 19 Sep 1942 in FORT WAYNE, IN. CHARLES EDWARD CHAPMAN was born about 16 Jun 1915 in GOLDFIELD, CO. He died about 29 Nov 1972 in SAN DIEGO, CA. JEAN MAE PERRY and CHARLES EDWARD CHAPMAN had the following children:
+37 i. THOMAS LEO CHAPMAN.
38 ii. WILLIAM ROBERT CHAPMAN was born about 16 Apr 1945 in FORT WAYNE, IN.
+39 iii. THERESA ANN CHAPMAN.
+40 iv. KATHRYN MARY CHAPMAN.
+41 v. CHARLES EDWARD CHAPMAN JR..
Peare, Peary, Beacham, Nutter
I don't know if you received my last message. I was having difficulty with my computer.
You sent me two Peary/Peare decendancy outlines and I found them both most interesting. I continue to try to find links that may connect these Oxford County families. Could you please let me know your sources, or who I could contact? We may have a common interest. Each bit of info brings me closer.
I will send you the Peary chart I spoke of. Please forgive me, I need someone to help me send the copy online. My helper has not been available but will be. My computer savy is limited.
Peare, Peary, Beacham, Nutter
I live in Conway, NH about 15 miles from Denmark, Me. My family comes from Brownfield, Me which is 5 miles from Denmark, Me. I have collected information from all the historical societies, libraries, cemeteries, and Town Reports in the area. I have also received information from other families in the area doing research in their family lines. My uncle married a Peare and I have a cousin whose mother was a Perry from Fryeburg, Me. I have a database of 97,000 individuals from this area back to the Mayflower.
I'm a descendant of David Porter and Huldah Kimball, whose daughter Huldah Kimball Porter married Moses Peary.
You have a number of Denmark, Oxford county, Maine births in the Peary data you posted. Can you tell me if there are vital records for Demark, Maine for the period 1808-1860?