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Reuben Wing (1775 - 1851)

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Reuben Wing
Born in District of Maine, Province of Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about Apr 1797 in Livermore, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of and
Died in West Peru, Peru, Oxford, Mainemap
Profile last modified 24 Dec 2019 | Created 22 Jul 2019
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Reuben Wing was born on 11 Aug 1775, the son of Reuben Wing and Priscilla (Unknown) Wing. His birth was recorded after his parents moved to Livermore, Maine (then in Massachusetts),[1] which probably occurred sometime in the 1790s. His place of birth is unknown, but it was most likely somewhere in Maine; a FamilySearch profile says he was born at Wayne, Maine, and it cites five sources,[2] but none of those sources say that he was born in Wayne.


Reuben Wing, identified as Reuben Wing 3rd, and Joan (or Joanna) Landers, both of Livermore, Maine (then in Massachusetts), on 20 Mar 1797 published at Livermore their intention to marry.[3] Also see the Research Note below.


Reuben Wing died on 9 Dec 1851 and is buried at West Peru, Mainel see the Research Note below.

Research Note

Two sources agree that Reuben Wing died on 9 Dec 1851 at age 76 and is buried in West Peru Maine. The record from the Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection says that he is buried with his wife, Lois E. (1810-1890) and several of their children.[4] The record from the Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection mentions only a wife Joanna Landers and 12 of "their children."[5]

A FindAGrave memorial, with no photo and citing no sources, agrees with the two previously cited sources on the date of death, but it lists three children for Reuben and Joanna (Landers) Wing and says that Reuben then married Sally Robinson in 1812 and lists eight children for them.[6] A modern gravestone at Wayne, Maine, for his father and his family says that the elder Reuben Wing married a Sally Robinson, as his second wife, and with her had one child.[7] A Reuben Wing did marry a Sally Robinson in Maine (then in Massachusetts) in 1812, on May 24, and the marriage is recorded (with the same date) both at Wayne[8] and Winthrop.[9] There may have been two Sally Robinsons who married the Reuben Wings, father and son, but it is more likely that one of the sources simply got it wrong.

The Family Search profile referenced above[2] gives Reuben Wing two more wives, a Cordelia Landross and a Hannah Burgess, but it cites no sources for either, and no evidence has been found for eiither.

A 1919 genealogy says that a granddaughter of Reuben Wing knew her grandmother personally, and her name was Huldah Burgess.[10]

In conclusion: Joanna (Landers) Wing is the only wife for whom solid documentary evidence exists, but there may have been others. (Bloom-1124 19:09, 10 October 2019 (UTC))


  1. Vital Records of Livermore, Maine; Vital and town records, 1797-1910; "Livermore Vital Records, 1786-1840," page 64; FHL Microfilm 11332, Image 63 of 718
  2. 2.0 2.1 FamilySearch profile of Reuben Wing
  3. Vital Records of Livermore, Maine; Vital and town records, 1797-1910;"Livermore Vital Records, 1762-1810," unpaginated; FHL Microfilm 11332, Image 284 of 718
  4. Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990, database with images, FamilySearch, Williams - Wood > image 1695 of 3468; Maine State Library, Augusta.
  5. Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, database with images, FamilySearch, : 24 October 2014), Wilson, Addie-Wing, Sarah > image 1510 of 1534; Maine State Library, Augusta.
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #92735575
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #28105375
  8. Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, database, FamilySearch, Reuben Wing and Sally Robinson, 24 May 1812; citing Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 12,302
  9. Maine Marriages, 1771-1907, database, FamilySearch, Wing and Sally Robinson, 01 May 1812; citing Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 12,299
  10. George W. Wing, "The Wing Family of America: A History and Genealogical Record of the Descendants of the Rev. John and Deborah Wing, Whose Four Sons With Their Widowed Mother Came to New England in 1632," The Owl, A Genealogical Quarterly Magazine (Kewaunee, Wis., 1919), pages 1849-50

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