Elizabeth Stone or Ayer or Jones born 1720-1745 in Maine ?

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I am befuddled by Elizabeth Stone or Ayer or Jones possibly married to father and/or son Ephraim Sands. Birthplace is likely Maine or Massachusetts and birth dates about 1720 and about 1754

Does anyone know of an Elizabeth Ayer born probably about 1743 who married a Stone and was widowed young? (Just edited, had this backwards.)

Ephraim Sands Jr b. abt 1743 married Elizabeth Stone 11 Aug 1774 at the Church of Christ in Buxton Maine, per https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Records_of_the_Church_of_Christ_in_Buxton%2C_Me, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:A_report_of_the_proceedings_at_the_celebration_of_the_first_centennial_anniversary_of_the_incorporation_of_the_town_of_Buxton%2C_Maine%2C_held_at_Buxton%2C_Aug._14%2C_1872, and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Saco_Valley_Settlements_and_Families. The latter lists 8 children. Each of these children can be found in FamilySearch with Ephraim Sands and Elizabeth Ayer as parents. The source of the FamilySearch records is “Contains minutes of town meetings; roads; school district records; intentions of marriage 1773-1804, 1847-1891; marriage records 1787-1802, 1847-1861; a copy of marriage records 1787-1891; family records listing births, deaths, and marriages; another copy of the family records; depositions of births.”. The death record for Ephrain identifies his wife as Elizabeth Ayer https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZB-JQD.

Ephraim Sands Sr was born abt 1720 and baptized 13 Apr 1729 in Ipswich, Massachusetts (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29G-13HJ). Much is written about him, but does not identify his wife. His intention of marriage can be found in the "Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 71 (Boston, Mass.: NEHGS, 1917); http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/12/early-vital-records-of-saco-and.html. Ephraim Sands and Elisabeth Joans both of Biddeford Intend Marriage 1743. Baptism for their children Samuel, James and Lydia can be found in the Records of the First Congregational Church in Biddeford see https://archive.org/details/mainehistorical1889port or http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2010/02/first-church-of-biddeford-baptisms-1742.html. A Sons of American Revolution application for a descendant of their son James identifies Samuel’s wife as Elizabeth Stone.

There really isn't a profile to link to without possibly messing up a bunch of stuff.

I’m going to continue research, but wondered if anyone might have any clues.


asked Aug 12, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (109,000 points)
edited Aug 13, 2017 by Kay Sands

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