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Descendants of Joseph Ramsdell & Sarah Jane Wilcox

 

The first Ramsdells, two brothers, left Scotland. They were Jacobites or Presbyterians. The Church of England persecuted the Scotch so they went to Holland, and then to America about the first of AD 1700, and then settled at Lynn, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. They married and raised families.

The Ramsdells were at the Tea Party and Jimmy Ramsdell helped throw the tea from the wharf at Boston. He told Father he would have to fight the English or be hung for treason against the King of England so he enlisted and served in the Colonial Army. Was with Gen. Washington at Valley Forge, was in the March to Trenton, New Jersey, fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

After the war some of the soldiers got land grants in Maine. Jimmy was stationed at the American fort at East Port, Maine. He married a French girl by the name of Mary Morang, her brothers served in the Army. They got land in Lubec, Maine. Jimmy served thirteen years in the army. His wife stayed on the homestead at Lubec ridge. They had quite a family of which my father, Joseph Ramsdell belonged.

 

 

First Generations

JOSEPH RAMSDELL was born 6 May/June 1810 at __ , __ Co. , Maine, son of JAMES RAMSDELL & JUDA MORANG of __ Washington Co., Maine. Joseph married a Scotch girl named Wilcox. He married SARAH JANE WILCOX (b. abt 1797 in __ , __ Co., Nova Scotia.; daughter of ANDREW WILCOX (b. 1782/Nova Scotia) and __) on 13 May 1830 , in __, __ , __ , __.

Joseph had two girls and four boys when he moved over to Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Joseph moved to Grand Manan in ___ and bought a saw mill. He knew there would be war about the slaves. Quite a lot of Maine people moved on the Canadian side. They were called Skeedadlers, because they moved. One of the boys was enlisted in the Northern Army, served in the Navy also.

Sarah is listed in the 1861 census as 54 years, a Baptist, her occupation spinster. Her father, Andrew Wilcox was listed as a Baptist, 79 years old, sick and infirm, residing in the household of Joseph and Sarah. Sarah died 21 June 1865 (52 yrs) at Grand Manan. She was buried at North Head Cemetary, Grand Manan, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. Joseph is listed in the 1871 census as age 60, born in 1811, occupation farmer and fisherman, from the U.S.A.

Children of JOSEPH RAMSDELL & SARAH JANE WILCOX :

i ANDREW W. RAMSDELL, born __ 1832 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

ii CAROLINE RAMSDELL, born __ abt.1834 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

iii WILLIAM H. RAMSDELL, born __ 1836 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

iv STEPHEN B.RAMSDELL, born __ 1838 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

v SARAH A. RAMSDELL, born __ abt 1841 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

vi JOSEPH RAMSDELL, born __abt 1844 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

Joseph now a widower, married a second time. His second wife was ANNETTE INGALLS of Lubec (b. __ in __ , __ Co., __; daughter of __ INGALLS and __) on __ __ __ , in __, __ , __ , __. She is listed as Antoinette, age 22, a F.C.B. Baptist in the 1861 census. Annette died __ __ 1888 and was buried at __ Cemetery __, __ Co., __. Joseph died 7 August 1892 at Asotin, Asotin Co., Washington. He was buried at __ , __ , __.

Children of JOSEPH RAMSDELL & ANNETTE INGALLS :

i JAMES PHILEMON RAMSDELL, born 29 September 1866 at __ , __ Co., __.

ii MARGARET ANNIE RAMSDELL, born 4 May 1868 or 8 May 1869 at __ , __ Co., __.

iv KINSMAN RAMSDELL, born 18 February 1878 at __ , __ Co., __.

 

Second Generation

Children of JOSEPH RAMSDELL & SARAH JANE WILCOX :

i ANDREW W. RAMSDELL, born __ 1832 at __ , Washington Co., Maine. Andrew married JULIA A. __ (b. 1838/9 in Grand Manan , Charlotte Co., New Brunswick; daughter of __ __ and __) on __ __ __ , in __, __ , __ , __. She is listed as age 29, a Baptist, occupation spinster in the 1861 census. Andrew is listed as a fisherman and seaman, age 25, a Baptist in 1861. In 1871 Julia is listed as 32 years, Andrew 38, and their daughter Helena age 8.

Andrew died __ __ 1910 at __ and is buried at __, __, __ Co., __.

Child of ANDREW W. RAMSDELL & JULIA A. __:

i HELENA RAMSDELL, born abt. 1863 __ , __ Co., __.

ii CAROLINE RAMSDELL, born __ abt.1834 at __ , __ Co., Maine.

iii WILLIAM H. RAMSDELL, born 6 April1 1836 at __ , Washington Co., Maine. William married CLARA __ (b. 1837 in Grand Manan , Charlotte Co., New Brunswick; daughter of __ __ and __) on __ __ __ , in __, __ , __ , __. She is listed as age 24, a Baptist, occupation spinster in the 1861 census. William is listed as a fisherman and seaman, age 25, a Baptist in 1861. In 1871 the Clara and her daughter Clara M. do not appear in the Grand Manan census with William. Instead, William is listed as 35, married to JANE __ (b. 1837), no children. A William Ramsdell later lived in Whiting, Maine (from Ross Andrews pages).

Child of WILLIAM H. RAMSDELL & CLARA __:

i CLARA M. RAMSDELL, born __ 1858, at Campobello, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. The 1861 census listed her as age 3.

iv STEPHEN RAMSDELL, born __ 1838 at __ , Washington Co., Maine. Stephen married ELIZABETH JANE ELLISON (b. 1840 in Grand Manan , Charlotte Co., New Brunswick; daughter of WILLIAM ELLISON and MARGARET) on 9 January 1860 , in Grand Manan, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She is listed as age 21, a Baptist, occupation spinster in the 1861 census. Stephen is listed as a fisherman, age 23, a Baptist in 1861. In 1871 Jane is listed with her family “separated from her husband”. She married a second time on 8 December 1872 on Grand Manan. Her second marriage to GEORGE A. INGERSOLL 2 (b. 29 September 1844 in the U.S.; son of __ INGERSOLL and __). Jane and George were living at Castalia in 1881 with no children.

Child of STEPHEN RAMSDELL & ELIZABETH J. __:

i CAROLINE RAMSDELL, born __ 1860 __ , __ Co., __.

v SARAH A. RAMSDELL, born __ abt 1841 at __ , Washington Co., Maine. The 1861 census lists her as a Baptist, 20 years of age, occupation spinster. She married JOHN GRIFFIN of Grand Manan (b. __ __ at __, __ Co., __; son of __ GRIFFIN & __) on 26 December 1865 in Lubec, Washington Co., Maine. New Brunswick archives record a SARAH RAMSDELL, M.* who married FRANK E. HILL, in Charlotte Co. on 12 February 1908 ( F15930 B4/19082000). This could have been a second marriage.

vi JOSEPH RAMSDELL, born __abt 1844 at __ , Washington Co., Maine. He married HANNAH GRIFFIN (b. abt. 1845 at __, __ Co., __; daughter of __ GRIFFIN & __). In the 1871 census a Hannah Ramsdell b. 1845 appears listed as parted from husband, living with MARY TUFTS (a widow, age 53) and her daughter ELIZA; and LORA, age 6. Is Lora the child of Eliza or Hannah ?

Children of JOSEPH RAMSDELL & ANNETTE INGALLS :

i JAMES PHILEMON RAMSDELL, born 29 September 1866 at __ , __ Co., __. He died 20 May 1899 (33 yrs). He was buried at __ , __ Co., __. “Uncle Phil related that his father (Joseph Ramsdell) was approaching 60 years of age when he was born and that his father was a child of his grandfather’s (James Ramsdell) old age. He said that his grandfather, at 17, helped dump tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party in 1773.”8

ii MARGARET ANNIE RAMSDELL, born 4 May 1868 or 8 May 1869 at __ , __ Co., __. Margaret married JOHN LEANARD WORMELL (b. __ in __ , __ Co., __; son of LEANARD JOEL WORMELL and MARY AGNES ANDREWS) on 6 December 189(4?) , in __, __ , __ , __. John died 5 August 1931. Annie died 15 August 1939.

Children of MARGARET ANNIE RAMSDELL & JOHN LEANARD WORMELL:

i LESLIE ARDEN WORMELL, born 23 June 1893 at __ , __ Co., __.

ii EARL VINNING WORMELL, born 28 June 1896 at __ , __ Co., __.

iii CURTIS MERRIL WORMELL, born 14 April 1899 at __ , __ Co., __.

iv JEAN WINNIEFRED WORMELL, born 6 February 1906

iv KINSMAN RAMSDELL, born 18 February 1878 at __ , __ Co., __. Kinsman married LENA WORMELL (b. __ in __ , __ Co., __; daughter of __ WORMELL and __) on __ __ __ , in __, __ , __ , __.

 

 

Third Generations

Child of ANDREW W. RAMSDELL & JULIA A. __:

i HELENA RAMSDELL, born abt. 1863 __ , __ Co., __.

Child of WILLIAM H. RAMSDELL & CLARA __:

i CLARA M. RAMSDELL, born __ 1858, at Campobello, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. The 1861 census listed her as age 3.

 

Child of STEPHEN RAMSDELL & ELIZABETH JANE ELLISON:

i CAROLINE RAMSDELL, born __ 1860 Grand Manan , Charlotte Co., New Brunswick. She died 23 January 1867 ( abt. 7 yrs) at Walton, Hants Co., Nova Scotia and was buried in Walton United Church Cemetary. Walton is on the Minas Basin at the far northeast corner of the Bay of Funday, accesible by ship from Grand Manan.

Children of SARAH A. RAMSDELL & JOHN GRIFFIN:

Children of MARGARET ANNIE RAMSDELL & JOHN LEANARD WORMELL:

i LESLIE ARDEN WORMELL, born 23 June 1893 at __ , __ Co., __.

ii EARL VINNING WORMELL, born 28 June 1896 at __ , __ Co., __. He married CHLOE ELLEN CLEMENS (daughter of __ CLEMENS & __) on __ November 1916 at __ , __ Co., __.

Children of EARL VINNING WORMELL & CHLOE ELLEN CLEMENS:

i EUGENE EARL WORMELL, born 15 September 1917 at __ , __ Co., __.

ii DARRELL CLEMENS WORMELL, born 24 August 1919 at __ , __ Co., __.

iii LOUISE ANNETTE WORMELL, born 4 October, 1921 at __ , __ Co., __.

iv BETTY JOSEPHINE WORMELL, born 12 October, 1923 at __ , __ Co., __.

iii CURTIS MERRIL WORMELL, born 14 April 1899 at __ , __ Co., __. He married NORA WHITON (daughter of __ WHITON & __) on __ November 1920 at __ , __ Co., __.

iv JEAN WINNIEFRED WORMELL, born 6 February 1906 at __ , __ Co., __. She married ALLEN B. YORK (son __ YORK & __) on 16 September 1928 at __ , __ Co., __

 

Fourth Generations

Children of EARL VINNING WORMELL & CHLOE ELLEN CLEMENS:

i EUGENE EARL WORMELL, born 15 September 1917 at __ , __ Co., __. He married MARGARETA ROSE WOLFF (daughter of __ WOLFF & __) on 5 September 1942 at __ , __ Co., __.

ii DARRELL CLEMENS WORMELL, born 24 August 1919 at __ , __ Co., __. He married MARJORIE ALLEN (daughter of __ ALLEN & __) on 9 June 1946 at __ , __ Co., __. They had a son, DOUGLAS WORMELL. Darrell, died in February of 1976.10

iii LOUISE ANNETTE WORMELL, born 4 October, 1921 at __ , __ Co., __. She married LONNIE COLE (son of __ COLE & __) on 2 January 1958 at __ , __ Co., __.

iv BETTY JOSEPHINE WORMELL, born 12 October, 1923 at __ , __ Co., __. She married HANSEL GECK (son of __ GECK & __) on __ __ __ at __ , __ Co., __.

 

 

Sources: these numbers will be corrected in a future draft

1 - Ramsdell family chart/ Marjorie Wormell of Lewiston Idaho in a letter to “Mr. Ramsdell”, 1962 (It is still unclear [8/1/1999] which Mr. Ramsdell she addressed this letter to. It may have been Victor Ramsdell,as this copy was sent to Paula Harvard by her aunt Mary L. Ramsdell, who has all of her father’s papers.)

2 - above source has her as Annie Margaret instead of Margaret Annie

3 -

4 - Ramsdell family chart/ Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962

5 - Ramsdell family chart/ Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962

6 - Ramsdell family chart/ Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962

7 - Ramsdells come to America by Philemon Ramsdell, included in Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962

8 - Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962

9 - See Ramsdells come to America by Philemon Ramsdell, included in Marjorie Wormell letter, 1962 below

10 - Social Security Death Index

Source # 7 in its entirety from Marjorie Wormell letter,1962

Ramsdells come to America by Philemon Ramsdell (1866 - 1899)

The first Ramsdells, two brothers, left Scotland. They were Jacobites or Presbyterians. The Church of England persecuted the Scotch so they went to Holland, and then to America about the first of AD 1700, and then settled at Lynn, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. They married and raised families.

The Ramsdells were at the Tea Party and Jimmy Ramsdell helped throw the tea from the wharf at Boston. He told Father he would have to fight the English or be hung for treason against the King of England so he enlisted and served in the Colonial Army. Was with Gen. Washington at Valley Forge, was in the March to Trenton, New Jersey, fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

After the war some of the soldiers got land grants in Maine. Jimmy was stationed at the American fort at East Port, Maine. He married a French girl by the name of Mary Morang, her brothers served in the Army. They got land in Lubec, Maine. Jimmy served thirteen years in the army. His wife stayed on the homestead at Lubec ridge. They had quite a family of which my father, Joseph Ramsdell belonged.

My father Joseph married a Scotch girl named Wilcox. Father was in the lumber mill business in Maine. Got quite wealthy but his boys cost quite a lot. They went through with the wealth.

Father had two girls and four boys when he moved over to Grand Manan, New Brunswick. He knew there would be war about the slaves. Quite a lot of Maine people moved on the Canadian side. They were called Skeedadlers, because they moved. One of the boys was enlisted in the Northern Army, served in the Navy also. Father moved to Grand Manan in ___ and bought a saw mill. Father was born May 6, 1810. His wife died about ___, so he married a Lubec girl - Annette Ingalls, to which three children were born: James Philemon, September 29, 1866, Margaret Annie, May 4, 1868, and Kinsman, February 18, 1878.

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