Seventh Generation (Continued)
Family of Mary LITTLEFIELD (154) & William HARMON
326. Ithamar LITTLEFIELD. Born in 1723 in Wells, York, ME. At the age of 6, Ithamar was baptized in Wells, York, ME, on 20 Jul 1729. Ithamar died in Sanford, ME, aft 1790; he was 67.
--Sometimes listed as David's son, but believed to be illegitimate son of David's daughter Mary Jr. and William Harmon. The latter theory is the more likely of the two due to the descrepency between David and his wife Mary Sr.'s children's birthdates and Ithamar's birth date (which is almost 12 years after David and Mary Sr.'s youngest child). It is possible that Ithamar was, in fact, raised by David as Mary died when Ithamar was about 10 years old.
-(From LFNL; v.6,#3 [Jul 1996]), p.67; "An Error Corrected"): Int. Apr. 10, 1745 / m. June 10, 1745.
-1790 Sanford, Maine Census: lists "Ithamor Littlefeield" in Sanford Town, Maine as head of household with 1 free white male over 16 (including. h.o.h.), 1 free white male under 16, 1 free white female, no other free persons, no slaves.
-(From LFNL; v.1,#2 [Apr 1991]):" A deed recorded in the York County Registry of Deeds eliminates further speculation as that instrument recorded in Book 26, page 137 (dated 1746) specifically refers to "Ithamer" as the GRANDSON of David Littlefield."
-(From LFNL; v.1,#2 [Apr 1991]): In his book 'Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine', Fredrick Boyle "refers to a deed in the York Registry (Book 40, page 07) in which Ithamar conveys his right in land of 'his father, David Littlefield'.The deed makes NO such recitation. It does, however, refer to a prior conveyance from David Littlefield to Ithamar Littlefield dated July 8, 1746, which reference turns out to be Book 26, page 137, as above."
-(From Boyle, Frederick; "Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine"; p.202): He was in Sanford as early as 1771. A judgement of 10£, 10s. levied against him for debts, 10 Sep 1784, indicates that he operated a grist mill at the time.
Residence: -Lived in south Sanford about 1/2 mile above the Wells town line. It was then called Phillipstown. His land was the third row of lots above the town line. (from Conway, NH Library)
Research: - 1790 Census info: "Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Take in the Year 1790: Maine", originally published in 1908 by the Government Printing Office.
On 10 Jun 1745 when Ithamar was 22, he married Margaret WILLIAMS.
They had the following children:
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