Born in Newcastle, New Hampshire (S36 has Dover, New Hampshire) . Resided in Dover New Hampshire and died there of Consumption. He's buried on 'the Eastern side of Dover Pt. Rd.'[S36]; in a cemetery that goes back to 1633.
Phebe: 1737 - 1821. He married her in 1756[S81&94]
Bought 16 acres of land on Seavey's Island from Stephen Seavey on 15 November 1784.[S87].
According to HISTORY OF THE US NAVY YARD AT PORTSMOUTH by Rear Admiral Geo. Preble: "Henry began buying land on the Island as early as 1769, at one time he owned 34 acres and the Island was called TREFETHEN's Island. This land he disposed of at different times to his children. His purchases continued until August 25, 1796.
"His will was probated at Dover, New Hampshire & Alfred, Maine in Nov. 1797. Property was left to his wife Phebe for life, then to her children..." and the list is as below.
Cabinetmaker, Shipwright and trader. He's called a "Joiner" in a legal paper dated 1760[s.147/129]
Revolutionary war veteran
Owned Seavey's, TREFETHEN's, and part (if not all) of Monhegan Island
Phebe remarried 02 September 1798 John Keille (23 April 1731 - 18 December 1819) by Rev. Robert Grey in Dover. He was 1st mar. to Abigail Leighton. Phebe died on 08 April 1821, aged 84.[S107 &45]
A Henry Trefethen is listed as a Grantee of Topsham (New Hampshire?) on 27 September 1763 along with several other Trefethens (probably this one).
Resided in New Castle, New Hampshire between 1760 & July 1777 ; in Kittery between September 1768 & 1777[129:1 & 129:5]; on Monhegan Island in 1784[129:6]. He was back in Kittery in 1790-1794[129:5] and in Dover in & after 1796.
Purchased Monhegan Island from the Bickford family for 300 pounds on Oct. 2, 1777; but 'due to the death of George Bickford, the conveyance of the deed was delayed until Feb. 16, 1790[129:5].
In his will, he specified that his son Henry TREFETHEN0051, and daughters Sarah Horne0102 & Mary Starling0101 take part of their inheritance out of the Island; and that his son Henry should provide a daily allowance for another son, Abraham0116[129:6].
Another source (#___) says he was an original purchaser of Monhegan along with Josiah Sterling & Oren Hall, all owning it in equal parts, buying it from the government.
WARNING! 'KALOX' is found in 'THE TREFETHEN FAMILY' by Ethel Austin Grant (no other info on this book- S36) This could be purely conjecture.
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