M. 10 July 1790, d/o Ephriam & Abigail (Jones) Amazeen. [s64: Robert Brooks & s129 via 147: NHSR]
A Mariner- was at sea for 2 years in June of 1812. [as above]
His son Ben's records indicate both he & wife were b. Dover, New Hampshire. It also lists his mother as 'Maria'. [S36:Massachusetts SOUNDEX].
An unnamed child of theirs died on 03 September 1800 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. [S86]
Middle initial 'T' found in son Ben's 3rd Mar. record (Boston).
He was appointed administrator of his fathers will on 12 March 1800. An order for him to 'exhibit administration' was left at his 'last place of abode at Portsmouth' on 13 October 1804. In June of 1814, his brother John (#26) states that his father Abraham died 14 years earlier and administration of the estate was granted Ben, who has absconded and left the state without performing the administration. John asks to be appointed administrator, and his wish is granted [S129].
His wife 'Fannie' d. 11 May 1856 in E. Boston, Massachusetts, aged 85, a widow.She was born in Portsmouth. [S36:Massachusetts DEATH RECS & DOVER New Hampshire NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS]. FroMarried to "Glenn R. Bailey" [s147]
Subject: TREFETHEN: Children of (#267) Benjamin TREFETHEN in RCD Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997
The following two deeds show three surviving children of (#267) Benjamin TREFETHEN and Fanny Amazeen. They also suggest to me that Fanny Amazeen was a sister of the Christopher Amazeen that married Temperence Underwood. We already knew that, but confirmation is always nice. The property would seem to be one of those near Fort Constitution.
I referred to Clint's Page and found that he had (#267) Benjamin and Fanny, with children, (#298) Benjamin TREFETHEN and (#756) Elizabeth A. TREFETHEN. Elizabeth A. TREFETHEN may NOT belong in this group, while two others, Maria and Abigail, seem to missing.
It is interesting that Fanny is described as the "mother" of the children, rather than the "wife" or "widow" of Benjamin. I suppose that this might have something to do with his having "absconded."
N.B., New Hampshire Brides Index to New Hampshire VRs: TREFETHEN, Maria, married in Portsmouth, 3 June 1821, Charles EMERSON, both of Portsmouth.
RCD, 246:350 Christopher Amazeen of Newcastle, mariner, and his wife Temperence Amazeen ["her mark"], sold a three acre Amazeen property to Thomas Tarlton of Newcastle, for $30, 16 March 1826. The transaction was witnessed by Joseph W. Bell and George Bell, J.P. Fanny TREFETHEN signed for herself and for her daughter, Abigail TREFETHEN. The property was described as eing bounded SE by land of the U.S. and land of John Talton, then running SW to land of the heirs of Mesech B. Trundy, NE by land of Ephraim Amazeen and land of the heirs of Thomas Bell, deceased, and E by the Piscataqua River. It was the same as that sold by Fanny TREFETHEN and her children to the same buyer, 27 March 1826[RCD, 246:351].
RCD, 246:351 Benjamin TREFETHEN, Maria Emerson, Abigail TREFETHEN, and Fanny TREFETHEN, mother of said Benjamin, Maria, and Abigail, all of Portsmouth sold a three acre Amazeen property to Thomas Tarlton of Newcastle, for $30, 27 March 1826. The transaction was witnessed by Anna P. Jones and George Bell, J.P. Fanny TREFETHEN signed for herself and for her daughter, Abigail TREFETHEN. The property was described as being bounded SE by land of the U.S. and land of John Talton, then running SW to land of the heirs of Mesech B. Trundy, NE by land of Ephraim Amazeen and land of the heirs of Thomas Bell, deceased, and E by the Piscataqua River. The property was the same as that sold by Christopher and Temperence Amazeen to the same buyer, 16 March 1826 [RCD, 246:350].
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