Reuben Wing, whose moden gravestone in Peru, Maine, calls him "of Old Winthrop, New Sandwich, Old Livermore's Town, Wayne, and Monmouth," may have been the Stephen Wing baptized at Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, on 19 May 1745, the son of Joseph Wing and Mehitable (Hatch) Wing. See the Research Note below.
Reuben Wing married Priscilla (Unknown), according to a modern gravestone in Peru, Maine. The marriage occurred at an unknown location before the birth of their first recorded child on 23 Apr 1773. See the Research Note below.
According the modern gravestone in Peru, Reuben Wing married Sally Robinson as his second wife.
According to the modern gravestone in Peru, Maine, Reuben Wing lived in the Maine towns of Winthrop, Sandwich, Livermore, Wayne, and Monmouth (the towns were in Massachusetts until 1820). The births of seven of his children born between 1773 and 1787 are recorded in Livermore, but he did not live there for that entire period; the first permanent settler of Livermore was Elijah Livermore in 1779, and Reuben Wing is not among the heads of household in 1789 (although his namesake Reuben Wing was; see the Research Note below) or found there in the 1790 census (althouth the other Reuben Wing was). He was probably there in 1797; his son Reuben was identified as "Reuben Wing 3rd" in the record of his marriage intention (He would have been Reuben Wing Sr,, and Reuben Wing Jr. at that time would have been an unrelated man living in Livermore; see the Research Note below). It is likely that he moved to Livermore sometime after 1790 and then recorded the births of all his children there.
Reuben Wing died at Monouth, Maine, in 1825, and he is probably buried at the Bishop-Hammond Cemetery in Peru, Maine.
The Reuben Wing of this profile should not be confused with another resident of Livermore, Maine, also named Reuben Wing, who was born at Harwich, Massachusetts, in 1771 and died at Livermore in 1862. The two men were not related.
According to a modern gravestone at the Bishop-Hammond Cemetery in Peru, Maine, Reuben Wing died in 1825, and the memorial on a FindAGrave site that has a photo of that stone says (without citing any sources) that he was born in Massachusetts on 17 May 1745. A FamilySearch profile, citing only the FindAGrave memorial, calls him Reuben Stephen Wing and says that he was born on 19 May 1745 at Falmouth, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph and Mehitable (Hatch) Wing. The published Falmouth vital records have no record of the birth of a Reuben Wing, but they do show the baptism of a Stephen Wing, the son of Joseph Wing and Mehetabel (Hatch) Wing, on 19 May 1745. The naming pattern of Reuben Wing's first four children tends to support the identification with the Stephen Wing baptized in 1745: his first two children were sons, named Stephen and Reuben, then a daughter, Mehetible, and then a son, Joseph.
Reuben Wing's FamilySearch profile says that his first wife was "Hulda Priscilla Burgess," born at Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1746, a claim that also appears on a number of unsourced trees on Ancestry.com, but no documentary evidence has been found to support the identification. A 1919 Wing family genealogy says that there is evidence that Reuben's son Reuben Wing may have had a wife named Huldah Burgess.
↑ Oliver B. Brown, compiler, Vital Records of Falmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Camden, Me., 1976), page 131
↑ 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), page 1849