Captain Joseph TREFETHEN0150
(07 February 1824 - 11 August 1888)
Married to Gratia Ann KINGSBURY
PARENTS: George TREFETHEN
(29 May 1800 - 26 March 1870) and Sarah 'Sally' THOMPSON & Mrs. Mary Jane [THOMPSON] STONE
Born on Monhegan Island, Maine
Listed as a fisherman in the 1850 Monhegan Plantation Census.
Moved to California from Monhegan Island, Portland, Maine
He and his wife are buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Westminster, California. There is (or was) a metal G.A.R. emblem planted by his tombstone; so it's probable that he was in the Civil War.[S39]
Married around 1847[S129]. Wife was born in1829; died in 1910.; daughter of Hayden (1795 - 1875) & Sarah (BROWN)(1797 - 1872). Her parents are buried on Peaks' Island in a weed covered area near the ocean. They owned the meadow next to the Trefethens. on Monhegan Island.'[S39].
Was elected Monhegan Island. Pound Keeper in 1845 & 1847; a Field Driver in 1846; Fence Viewer in 1846, 1850 & 1851; Assessor in 1848-'48, 8151 - 1855, 1858 & 1866; Surveyor of Roads in 1852; School Agent in 1856; and a member of the School Committee in 1862[129:27]
(SOURCES: 7, 39, 58, 128, 129)
Mary Evelyn 'May' TREFETHEN0636 (12/?/1847 - 1918) Born on Monhegan Island, Maine; died during a flu epidemic, in San Pedro (?), California. Buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Westminster, California
Everett G. TREFETHEN0634 (3/?/1850 - 23 July 1859) Died Young, buried on Monhegan Island
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