From Guestbook at Tribale Pages-SCOTTMCON
Am seeking a death certificate of GG-GF Henry M. Scott (1827-1903) - who was the son b.1827 of Henry Scott & Sarah Jones (m. 1807).
At the Rootsweb site under SCOTT; then see file: Mary Alice Scott letter .. have a reference about Auntie's relations - Adeline Freeman & Leightons & Swayers. have a new tip that they are Falmouth people and that Henry Scott may have been born or died there. Also that the family of GG-GM Mary Alice Pegrim (m. 1851-2 -she was also betrothed to a Cummings in 1850) may have been Freeman & Leighton.
Maine in that era has people like Enoch Freeman (1790 in Maine); Winfiled Freeman; Freeman Leighton (who would likely be a relation if the ancestry is this -possible others maiden of Mary ALice pegrim is Freeman [then Leighton]).
Freeman is an important Maine-Massachusetts politics and business surname. An New England Historical Genealogical Society article mentions Freemans as originally from Essex County Massachusetts after England -arriving in Ipswich and expanding in Gloucester. They are then mentioned as some having moved to Falmouth Maine and as having been actively engaged in town affairs from about 1725.
Adeline freeman (whose correspondence with Auntie and her Leighton cousin have been referenced by me before - but only as a postcard. -so I wasn't sure of the exact degree of relationsship).
Other good Freeman references include Vital Records -Marriages in Ipswich Massachusetts (under Massachusetts at the Rootsweb site) ... that reference is to marriages of 'negroes' - people of color.
Lastly - Falmouth -the cape above Portland, was also the destination for a fast sea shuttle from Boston via Kittery in the 17th-18th century - run by George Durgin & others. It was a shallop which only ran from Kittery to Falmouth, Me. Falmouth is now metropolitan Portland, Me. (yes George Durgin was the Durgin who sold out his business; departed maine and re-settled early 17th century in Asbury Park, NJ.