___________________ _John HAMILTON __|___________________ _Ambrose HAMILTON __| | | _UNKNOWN CHANDLER _ | |_Betty CHANDLER _|___________________ _James Soule HAMILTON _| | | _Moses SOULE ______ | | _Jedediah SOULE _|_Mercy SOUTHWORTH _ | |_Deborah SOULE _____| | | _Ebenezer BISHOP __ | |_Tabitha BISHOP _|_Amie STETSON _____ _John Jackson HAMILTON _| | | ___________________ | | _________________|___________________ | | ____________________| | | | | ___________________ | | | |_________________|___________________ | |_Mary "Polly" WEBBER __| | | ___________________ | | _________________|___________________ | |____________________| | | ___________________ | |_________________|___________________ | |--John F HAMILTON | | ___________________ | _________________|___________________ | ____________________| | | | ___________________ | | |_________________|___________________ | _John HENLEY __________| | | | ___________________ | | | _________________|___________________ | | |____________________| | | | ___________________ | | |_________________|___________________ |_Mary HENLEY ___________| | ___________________ | _________________|___________________ | _David UPTON _______| | | | ___________________ | | |_________________|___________________ |_Sally UPTON __________| | ___________________ | _________________|___________________ |_Elizabeth WILKINS _| | ___________________ |_________________|___________________
specify which of his father's wives was his mother. Page 115: ""John
Flatfoot" . . . He was given a stone sloop by his father. He married Mercy
Melissa Henley, and they lived in his father's house - Guilliam's house. He
"was known the entire length of the Atlantic Coast for his skilled
seamanship and geniality". He built the M.M. Hamilton  naming it after
his wife, Mercy Melissa." In 1909 he sold the vessel to Sylvester Hill. Page
84 lists him as owner of the stone sloop "Mary Eliza" 1875-1879. Page 92
lists him as a captain of the stone sloop "Twilight".
Page 83 Tells about the "M.M. Hamilton: "Built in 1869 by Sylvester Stover,
Stover's Cove, Harpswell, Maine . . . "Was being rigged at Harpswell at the
time of the 'big wind' on September 5, 1869 . . .
. The Last and most famous of the Chebeague stone sloops. It carried
1003 yards of canvas in her main sail, the largest mainsail that was ever
carried. However Leah Hamilton Webber of Chebeague remembers as a little
girl the story that the sail carried 999 yards - she remembers feeling
particularly sorry that there could not have been juust one more square
yard to make it a thousand.
. The M.M. Hamilton carried granite from Vinal Harbor for thhe State War
and Navy Building in Washington, the Chicago Auditorium and Chicago Board
of Trade - and most talked about was the fact she carried the granite for
the Washington Monument at Washington.
. She regularly visited all the stone quarries from Eastport to New York
and carried on her trade principally with Block Island, Hyannis, Rockport,
Rockland, Vinal Haven, and along the coast to Eastport. After 1916 she
was a packet schooner out of Portland, running freight to and from points
in Maine and Massachusetts. In 1930 she was purchased by Prof. William F.
Clapp then of Massachusets Institute of Technology for use as a Marine
Laboratory. The vessel was brought down from Bar Harbor to Boston and
was docked for two years at T Wharf, Boston, where she received much
publicity since she had a collection of snakes aboard. In 1932 she was
towed to Duxbury, Massachusetts where she sank iin 1934. Her bones are
in the shallows of Duxbury Bay off Duxbury Beach.
. In the Casco Bay Directory of 1914-1915 was an advertisement seeking
stone sloop business for the M.M. Hamilton - about the last of it all -
"SYLVESTER I. HILL CONTRACTOR - sea walls and wharves - Private Stone
Landings a specialty - Estimates Cheerfully Furnished - 12 Commercial
Wharf, Portland - Residence Chebeague""
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According to the "Dictionary of National Biography", in the article on
Hugh of Avaranches, Earl of Chester, Thurstan (Toustein) was unfaithful
to DUKE WILLIAM [of Normandy (RIN 798)] in 1040 and helped HENRY, KING
OF FRANCE (RIN 1198) in his invasion of Normandy. His son RICHARD
remained loyal and made his father's peace with THE DUKE.