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David Sylvester TRASK

Male 1766 - 1823  (57 years)


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  • Name David Sylvester TRASK 
    Born 17 Mar 1766  Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1823  Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Johnson Cemetery, Industry, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • lists birthdate as March 17, 1773. Lists death date as Nov. 4, 1823.

      GenForum posting, dated 04 Apr 2007 by Carolyn Ballantyne reads as follows: “Some one page family listings are in a very old town record book in Jefferson, Maine (available on CD at Picton Press, Rockland, ME). It appears several Trask families were there bef. 1800. (All town entries are Maine)
      David S. Trask, b. Edgecomb 17 Mar 1766; m. Polly ___________, b. Edgecomb, 14 Sep 1772. Nine of their children are listed with birthdates; first two b. Edgecomb. Last seven b. Jefferson.
      Jonathan Trask, 19 Apr 1764; m. 11 Apr 1782, Elizabeth Hodge, b. 30 Oct 1767. Their twelve children are listed with birthdates.”

      ”David S. Trask born, in Edgecomb, 17th March 1766.
      Polly [born] [in Edgecomb] 14th September 1772.
      Married [no date given]
      Their children
      David Trask Jr. born, in Edgecomb, 2nd July 1794.
      Lydia [born] [in] Jefferson 5th June 1797.
      Israel [born] [in Jefferson] 17th May 1799.
      Mary [born] [in Jefferson] 17th August 1801.
      Jabez [born] [in Jefferson] 16th May 1804.
      Elmira [born] [in Jefferson] 5th July 1806.
      Joshua [born] [in Jefferson] 12th August 1808.
      Monezer [born] [in Jefferson] 22nd Mar 1811.
      Sofrona [born] [in Jefferson] 26th October 1813, died 21st Mar 1816.

      One of the early settlers of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine.

      From the “Centennial celebration of the Town of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, U.S.A.”:
      “The first mention of any help being given to the poor was at a meeting held April 2, 1810, when a man and his wife were ‘bid off’ by David Trask for three dollars and sixty cents per week, w2ith the following conditions: ‘The said David to provide meat, furnish nursing, firewood and rooms sufficient for them for one year, if they should live so long.
      “The custom then prevailed of selling the paupers to the lowest bidder for their board and care.”

      From the Eastern Argus, 11 Nov 1823; Vol. XXI, Issue: 1080:
      “Died In Norridgewock, Mr. David S. Trask, aged 57.”««s97»», ««s37»» [1, 2]
    Person ID I7783  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Thomas TRASK,   b. 7 Nov 1737, Lincoln Co., Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1823, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Lydia SYLVESTER,   b. 10 Sep 1740, Wicasset, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1814  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1758 
    Family ID F2768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary “Polly” DAVIS,   b. 14 Sep 1772, Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1843  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1794  Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Sylvester TRASK, Jr.,   b. 2 Jul 1794, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Sylvester TRASK,   b. 2 Jun 1797, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Israel Davis TRASK,   b. 17 May 1799, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1881  (Age 82 years)
     4. Mary Polly TRASK,   b. 17 Aug 1801, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1859  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Jabez TRASK,   b. 16 May 1804, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1869, Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Elmira or Almira TRASK,   b. 5 Jul 1806, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joshua G. TRASK,   b. 12 Aug 1808, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Reverend Ebenezer “Eben” Gove TRASK,   b. 22 Mar 1811, Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1887, Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Sophronia TRASK,   b. 6 Oct 1813, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1816, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F2769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1766 - Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1794 - Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1823 - Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Johnson Cemetery, Industry, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S97] Early Vital Records of Jefferson, ME. 3 vols.

    2. [S37] A history of the town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine; from the earliest settlement in 1787 down to the present time., Hatch, William Collins, (Farmington, ME: Press of Knowlton Mcleary & Co., 1893.).