Biography of John Stockbridge
Sagadahoc County, Maine Biographies





John Stockbridge. - 1. John Stockbridge came to New England on the ship Blessing, of which John Liecester was master, June, 1635, when twenty seven years old, and settled in Scituate. He became owner of a large tract of land, purchased near "Stockbridge Mill Pond," where he owned one of the first grist mills that were built in the colony. In 1656 he built the Stockbridge Mansion House, which was a garrison in Philip's War. 2. Charles Stockbridge lived in Boston, and in Scituate in his father's house, and built the second water mill, in Plymouth, in 1676. 3. Charles S., son of Charles (2), was selectman of Hanover in 1727. 4. Thomas, son of Charles (2), married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Reed. 5. Joseph, son of Charles (2), married Margaret, daughter of Joseph Turner. 6. Benjamin, son of Charles (2), married Mary Tilden. 7. Samuel, son of Charles (2), married Lydia, daughter of William Barrell, in 1703. 8. Thomas, son of Thomas (4). 9. David, son of Joseph (5), married Deborah, daughter of Judge John Cushing. 10. William, son of David (9), married Ruth, daughter of John Bailey, October 8, 1774. 11. Hon. David, son of David (9), married Ruth, daughter of Hon. James Cushing. 12. John, son of William (10), studied medicine with Dr. Gad. Hitchcock, in Pembrook, Mass., settled in Topsham in 1804, moved to Bath in 1805, received the degree of M. D. from Dartmouth College in 1822, practiced forty eight years, and died May 3, 1849.

Dr. John (12) had children as follows: T. G. Stockbridge, physician at Bath in 1827, married Mary R. Harding; John W., lived at New Orleans; Maria E., born March 25, 1815, died September, 1823; Mary G., born June 12, 1818, married Capt. William Drummond, and now lives at Kalamazoo, Mich.; Theodosia, born September 20, 1819, lives at Utica, N. Y.; Francis B., born April 9, 1826, went to Chicago in 1847, and to Michigan in 1851, was in the Legislature in 1849-50-51, and elected to the United States Senate in January, 1887, reelected in 1893, lives at Kalamazoo, Mich., is married and has no children; Cornelia L., married T. P. Sheldon, and lives at Kalamazoo; Joseph H., born February 18, 1831. died June, 1844; March E., born October 27, 1832, married W. D. Houghleting, and lives in Chicago, Ill.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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